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Dec
10
comment What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?
thanks! my reasons for searching for this are historical interest, so it is no problem with me whether it is legacy tech or not. on an off note, I'm not very confident in UEFI, heard it is a drm/dmce/trusted computing thingy that can lock you out from your machine unless you give in to vendor lock-in... Anyway... UEFI since it is not historical it is not my interest right now. it seems only manufacturers know the name then? looked std.
Dec
8
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
@PauliL thanks! I've read it a long time ago I think I remembered the culprit wrong. Your comment brings the relevant information onsite!
Dec
4
comment Where did the volume control options go in Windows 7?
I think now I understand, maybe this could be combined with EdG's answer. Why this had to be changed, the new way is so much more complicated.
Dec
2
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
png seems to introduce a new problem regarding gamma correction: hsivonen.fi/png-gamma
Dec
2
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
you should probably mind that there are some caveats to how "lossless" png really is : hsivonen.fi/png-gamma
Nov
22
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_Tips_:_Disable_HTML_in_Incoming_Mail describes many options beside Uncheck Tools -> Account Settings -> Composition & Addressing -> Compose messages in HTML format
Oct
27
comment Change Default directory of Documents and Settings?
@quackquixote dead link again. could you copy the information to here (on-site)?
Oct
27
comment How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?
Thank you for the answer, I think my question was misworded. I meant I would like to set a new target ('move') for these folders. So windows tries to find them elsewhere, not at their default location. For example move from c:/users/someuser/Documents/ to g:/somenicefolder/documents/
Oct
27
comment How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?
Thank you Jesper, I may have misworded my question, I've tried to clear up the question now. I understand I can cd with the environment vars. What I would like to do is, replace the target folder location for the Document folder, so it is not under c:/users/someuser/Documents anymore, but something like G:/somenicefolder/documents.
Oct
24
comment How can I delete permanently My Folders in Windows 7?
delete the directory, then quickly, create a file with the same name and use cacls to revoke all rights from the user called "SYSTEM" from the file.
Aug
28
comment Is there a windows command-line alternative to unix's expect?
@glennjackman the closest thing that gets me is activestate's tcl, which should supposedly be bundled with expect albeit I failed at first attempt to find some minimal distribution of it. Also checked bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/expectnt.html which seems to be dead with last mod in 1999 according to its archive.
Aug
28
comment How to ssh with username AND password linux automatically from bash
related: stackoverflow.com/a/19483365/611007 pointing out $SSH_ASKPASS described at debian-administration.org/article/587/…
Aug
19
comment Prohibit computers from showing in 'Network' in Windows Explorer
how are these values forged? b090010d 'libraries off', b080010d 'libraries on'. what do the hex ids represent? where is the source?
Aug
19
comment Hide or Delete the User Home Folder in Windows Explorer Navigation Pane
info: freeware. download link seems dead. supposedly updated to x64. moderate reviews.
Aug
8
comment Is there a USB power consumption meter?
I see they ship from New York. "International orders are shipped using USPS which is the US Postal Service." In recent lights, this may (unfortunately) also be relevant: NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware
Jul
11
comment Is there any command line tool that can be used to edit environment variables in Windows?
WARNING do NOT copy-paste this mindlessly unless you want to do something silly...
Jul
11
comment Is there any command line tool that can be used to edit environment variables in Windows?
maybe try setx.exe
Jul
2
comment How to prevent hard drive from spinning down Windows 7?
how does "ANY" relate to this text from WD's download page: "following hard drives: WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, WD7500AYPS-01ZKB0, WD7501AYPS-01ZKB0. CAUTION: Do not attempt to run this software on any hard drives other than what is listed above." any real-world experiment?
Jun
25
comment How to disable spell-checking in Notepad++?
@Ramhound not my day. I really did check. what gives.. :) oh noes, the duplicate has 119 votes, mine has -1... clumsy jealousy, hey it's not the day. :D important thing it's now off. thanks for pointing out the dup.
Jun
25
comment How to disable spell-checking in Notepad++?
@smc yes you're right. downvote's maybe a bit harsh for it though :D it's your vote of course, I'm not complaining, but you could upvote the question if you have the interest ;). accepted the other answer.