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java/c# coder and "hacker" (not as in cracker...)

Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
4
comment How to open Windows Update window (without waiting for it to pop)?
that IE page will load an activex control that will trigger popping up that application window as soon as you check for updates and anything is found. At least on XP when having opted in to use Microsoft Update (instead of Windows Update).
Apr
25
comment Cut a part from a filename (windows batch)
is PowerShell ok? In PowerShell you can use regular expressions for renaming. It might be possible in pure batch with a few nested For /F loops, or lots of %FOO:search=replace% in case the number of possible different words is small, but it would be definitely more ugly :)
Mar
24
comment GRUB menu not coming up during system boot
depending on how many different Windows OSes you had before, it may not be obvious where your bootloader is sitting. maybe you overwrote the partition of another Windows OS that held the bootloader when installing Ubuntu?
Mar
23
comment GRUB menu not coming up during system boot
maybe the delay is too short? try holding esc while booting. if you can go to grub prompt and enter chainloader (hd0, and press tab, do you see your windows partition? If yes, complete the command with the partition number and )+1 and type boot to try to boot from it. If not, maybe you overwrote your Win7 when installing?
Mar
15
answered Viewing binary files in terminal mangles display - any option other than closing window?
Feb
29
comment What does blue highlight mean in notepad++ when writing a script file (.sh)?
Settings->Style configurator, then select "bash" in the language list and click through the styles until you find the blue you mean. Then you know the name of the style. If it is unclear what it means, ask here again :)
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
1
comment Why some unicode characters are missing in charmap?
Recent versions of Visual Studio uses Uniscribe, too... I tested with dejavu-fonts.org/wiki/Main_Page DejaVu Sans (free font), and it shows in the charmap on XP. Maybe you can dl that font and test with it too.
Dec
30
comment How to allow Firefox 9 to open non-port 80 web site?
Which port? 21? As far as I know there is no way to allow some low ports that can be abused via XHR like port 21. To override see kb.mozillazine.org/Network.security.ports.banned.override if you can accept the security risk...
Oct
18
answered Do I have a bad SD card?
Sep
7
comment What can an end user do with efi or uefi?
efi capable OS can boot faster via EFI than via legacy BIOS, since it does not have to go the whole 16-bit -> 32-bit -> 64-bit route. and installing a new OS creates less driver issues. however, most end users will never install an OS nowadays (or even boot from a removable disk), so I only put this as a comment here, not as an answer :)
Jul
27
comment Blue Screen crash, how do I read the WinDbg output?
a Java program reading a registry key should not cause a BSOD, and surely not a double fault. There must be some driver or other component that was triggered by that registry read and caused the crash, like antivirus.
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
awarded  Student
Jul
8
comment How to efficiently merge a lot of vCard files for the same person?
But you will have to manually look over every contact every time, I guess? I found a way using SVN and a few Perl scripts; it is very hacky but it can track which information has already been discarded :D
Jul
7
answered IE9 keeps telling me that “Your security setting level puts your computer at risk”
Jul
7
answered How to prevent a process starting?
Jun
1
comment How do I convert a Linux disk image into a sparse file?
@endolith you will need extra space, yes. but since you can compress the tarball, you will only need space for the original file and a compressed version of the sparse file.
May
19
comment Why do we include a $ in Linux folder names?
export CVBLOB=/tmp; cd $CVBLOB -> you will end up in /tmp