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Hi, I'm Cole. Here's my Twitter. I'm the creator of iDecryptIt, and the founder of Hexware.

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Oct
10
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
4
comment change window frame color on an application basis
"an application can render it's own if it wants to" looks at Java
Oct
2
comment How to stop animated gifs in Google Chrome?
It's worth mentioning that this feature would be useful because GIF heavy sites (meme sites) lag the browser. Especially on mobile.
Oct
2
comment How do I create a GIF screencast in Windows?
I'm surprised at the color posterization quality considering it's a GIF.
Sep
29
comment When data gets deleted from your Recycle Bin, what happens to it?
Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (and 8.1) use $RECYCLE.BIN. @Riking You're thinking of Nautilus for Linux; it uses .Trashes.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
6
revised External hard drive is full after running AVG PC Tuner, but WinDirStat indicates otherwise
Fixed up English and added images from comments
Sep
5
suggested suggested edit on External hard drive is full after running AVG PC Tuner, but WinDirStat indicates otherwise
Sep
5
comment External hard drive is full after running AVG PC Tuner, but WinDirStat indicates otherwise
Can you post a screenshot of WinDirStat and Windows Explorer?
Aug
12
suggested suggested edit on .dropbox files, can they be deleted?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
14
comment Why is my computer really slow despite of having a considerable amount of free memory?
Also, ditch WinZip (and WinRAR) for 7-Zip. Not only is it free, it's open-source.
Jun
13
comment What is the reason that file URLs start with three slashes: “file:///” etc?
I am well aware of those, but I personally only use them in CSS. When writing HTML, I use the protocol also. No real reason really. Except maybe because when HTML5+CSS3 first became "big" a few years ago, almost all the sites I looked at were like that.
Jun
11
comment How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?
@Keltari Windows 8*. Correct, but you still need to enable Powershell. Your original comment is correct. I was just confused by it at 7 in the morning.
Jun
11
revised Is the EFI partition and GPT necessary with less than 2 TiB?
Converted links to markdown; fixed up language; corrected my drive's size from 1.5 TiB to 1 TB
Jun
11
suggested suggested edit on Is the EFI partition and GPT necessary with less than 2 TiB?
Jun
11
revised Is the EFI partition and GPT necessary with less than 2 TiB?
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Jun
11
comment How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?
@mtak Speaking of numbers in the undecillion range.
Jun
11
comment How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?
@Chips_100 Sure, you're right, but we're talking about MD5. Yes, collisions have even found, but they aren't random collisions, they are generated by a program that does an exotic thing called maths for a couple hours. Needless to say, to hash, you read the entire file and do math operations on the data. If you're gonna use hashing to compare files, you might as well just do a byte-by-byte comparison.
Jun
10
comment How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?
If you feel like ripping the disks to ISOs that are bit-by-bit matching with the disks, you can use HxD and do a file-compare.