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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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comment Can a file system's logical structure (including symlink targets) be represented in a single lightweight file (non-binary)?
NOTE: This tree command is the Linux version. The Windows version still only outputs the simple "tree".
Dec
12
comment Downloading software without bloatware
Worth mentioning Windows 10 will come with some kind of package manager outside of the Windows Store.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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?