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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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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 approved 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 rejected 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 approved edit on How do I save 4 GB+ files on a FAT32 flash drive?
May
25
suggested approved edit on Getting around the FAT32 4GB file size limit
May
25
comment What is the Mac equivalent of the file:// URL?
See also: What is the reason that file URLs start with three slashes?
May
25
comment What is the reason that file URLs start with three slashes: “file:///” etc?
Not to mention that 2 bytes could be saved by just using http:example.com instead of http://example.com It may not seem like a lot, but they add up. Google receives millions of searches a day. How many links are on a page? At least 20. That means for a million searches, if the slashes weren't needed, 20 MB of bandwidth could have been saved.
May
14
revised Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO
Removed signature.
May
14
comment Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO
@nikoo28 I doubt it was something with Hyper-V then. Turning it on must have triggered some other process that fixed up your system. Or maybe it was a coincidence.
May
14
suggested approved edit on Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO
May
14
comment Windows 8 extremely high disk usage and slow IO
I'm having the same problem! It's so annoying! I've tried a plethora of "solutions". I've moved my pagefile to another drive, I've tried setting it to twice my RAM amount. I've tried xperf, and got what seems to be consent.exe being the culprit; so I tried disabling the UAC. I've tried disabling SuperFetch. I've tried disabling Windows Update. I've tried disabling Defender (MsMpEng.exe was reading every file). I've defragged my drive. I've ran chkdsk /f_multiple_ times. Nothing has worked. I suspected my drive is dying, but my SMART readings are all fine. Does anyone have any ideas?
May
9
comment How does my ISP (introducing vectoring) know which DSL modem I am using?
Isn't killing your connection while still charging you a breach of contract worthy of a lawsuit though?
May
9
comment Hazardous materials in a hard drive
@Mokubai Simple! Make your own hard drives! Then you don't have to deal with RoHS and all the other annoying legal requirements! ;)
May
9
comment How does my ISP (introducing vectoring) know which DSL modem I am using?
Except MAC spoofing is dead simple.