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  • Contributor since September 15th 2008
  • Skeptics Moderator from February 2011 to March 2013
  • Core dev since March 2013

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Feb
17
awarded  Critic
Dec
29
comment Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows
There are 300k lines of log in the time it takes from the moment the dialog appears to when the UI is responsive again.
Dec
29
asked Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows
Nov
30
awarded  Revival
Nov
30
comment Unblockus.com: how does it work?
That could be. I dispute that they are vastly faster. My VPN provider gives me as much bandwidth as I want (I've clocked 50Mbit/s), and in some cases (distant servers) turning on the VPN actually makes my connection faster than native, because of reduced latency and better configuration.
Nov
30
revised Unblockus.com: how does it work?
added 26 characters in body
Nov
30
awarded  Teacher
Nov
30
comment Unblockus.com: how does it work?
@HBF probably caching, DNS resolution is slow and is cached at the OS level and browser level.
Nov
30
revised Unblockus.com: how does it work?
added 1158 characters in body
Nov
30
answered Unblockus.com: how does it work?
Oct
1
awarded  Custodian
Oct
1
reviewed Close Desktop app that will encrypt string that I can copy and paste
Oct
12
awarded  Editor
Oct
12
revised Why does pinging 192.168.072 (only 2 dots) return a response from 192.168.0.58?
There are only 2 dots
Oct
12
suggested suggested edit on Why does pinging 192.168.072 (only 2 dots) return a response from 192.168.0.58?
Jun
27
comment Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?
One-liner answer (and hence a comment): since you can easily run any application from any folder without knowing its architecture, then there's clearly no compulsory reason for this separation. It is a matter of convenience to support double installs of applications with both architectures. In some cases it makes a difference as they are not necessarily simple recompiles. The main problem is that 32 bit apps can't load 64 bit dlls, so you can't typically install both versions in the same place. The other alternative is having two "bin" folders for each application.
May
5
comment How much speedup does a hyper thread give? (in theory)
Best answer :-)
Mar
10
awarded  Supporter
Jan
9
awarded  Quorum
Jan
9
awarded  Student