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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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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.
Jun
1
revised How do I disable Notepad++'s “This file has been modified…” message?
rewrote question
Jun
1
suggested suggested edit on How do I disable Notepad++'s “This file has been modified…” message?
May
25
comment Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?
If a malicious program was trying to trick you into installing their software, it wouldn't look like a native window. If it was a native window, why would the malware bother asking you to install their software?
May
25
comment Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?
The real question is why you are still using Windows XP?
May
25
suggested suggested edit on What is the reason that file URLs start with three slashes: “file:///” etc?
May
25
revised Getting around the FAT32 4GB file size limit
rewrote to make it flow more; also fixed `my6tbfile` typo
May
25
revised How do I save 4 GB+ files on a FAT32 flash drive?
Rewrote question because I'm nice :)
May
25
suggested suggested edit on How do I save 4 GB+ files on a FAT32 flash drive?
May
25
suggested suggested edit on Getting around the FAT32 4GB file size limit