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Feb
10
comment What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?
@sourcejedi "useful security feature" if you're the kind of... let's call them people, that click every shiny button they come across. Seriously, most malware out there requires severe retardation from the user. Sending everyone's URLs to a centralized service is fixing in the browser what should have been fixed in the education of thinking humans.
Feb
9
comment What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?
@sourcejedi Google has a sizeable portion of almost everyone's browsing history just from AdSense and G+ social buttons. Google also has the search history and which links you clicked. From the common domain names you visit, it is reasonably possible to overcome the numerous collisions a 32-bit hash would have, and, I didn't see the EU crucifying anyone over PRISM. Some people are above the law, and it wouldn't be some Merkel puppet that would hassle them. That said, it would be a huge annoyance to do all steps required for true privacy. Half-assed effort is it, for me.
Oct
10
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@basic6 It was (there was some change in the message when Win10 RTM'd), then I just deleted it again.
Jul
26
comment How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT
Thanks, this seems more detailed than apt-cache madison (but harder to parse).
Jul
13
comment Move files from multiple folders all into parent directory with command prompt
@edmastermind29 I'm super happy to know that such an old code of mine has been of use to someone still. Believe it or not, the source code archive was taken off of mediafire for being auto-flagged as copyright infringement (which is pretty absurd, considering there's no video or audio but just text there), and I'm clueless about how I made this. If it's of any use, at this point I'd write a bash one-liner to deal with a problem like this, something like mv dir/sub/* dir; rmdir dir/sub in a loop.
Jun
16
comment Where did Chrome enhanced bookmark manager disappear?
Oh, and btw my Chrome is 32-bits on Win7 x64 (I think it just carried over from the time when it was all 32-bits).
Jun
16
comment Where did Chrome enhanced bookmark manager disappear?
Could you please tell me your active extensions too? I know it shouldn't matter, but extensions can change e.g., the new tab page (Jot does) and maybe, just maybe, they're triggering something.
Jun
14
comment Where did Chrome enhanced bookmark manager disappear?
You were on dev 43.x when it first happened, right? Then you went back to 41.x stable, and now stable is 43.x. Strange. Maybe extensions affect this? The ones I have (active) are AdBlock, Google Docs, Imagus, Jot, LastPass and TamperMonkey.
Jun
12
comment Where did Chrome enhanced bookmark manager disappear?
Funny thing, I am on stable and mine went missing too.
Jun
5
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@Andy If Apple made it, it would make sense to me because I consider every Apple product to be overhyped shit. But Windows is supposed to get the job done. Today I had to attend a relative's Win8 desktop and I was mindboggled by opening Chrome on the desktop "app", only to see it open a secondary desktop, like it was now a Chromebook. If people are praising Win10, it's because it is to Win8 what Win7 was to Vista. Vista was awesome on paper.
Jun
4
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@Andy But that's the problem, the UI. Win8 was a touch-based experiment and it failed horribly.
Jun
4
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@Andy Win10 is a big change from Win7, on which this is offered. Of course, for anybody using Win8 it's a lot better to have Win10 (and I'll probably migrate to it after watching from a distance).
Jun
2
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
I actually killed it before rebooting. I think I said that because I rebooted to see if it would re-create the folder or something (it doesn't). There's also some scheduled tasks/events, but they fail to run now so I didn't pay much attention.
Jun
2
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@Andy No, because the new version is (usually) a minor increment, 100% compatible with everything (*). Computer OSs can not only break everything, but as in the case of Win7 to Win8 break your mind and make your eyes bleed with terrible design decisions. (* Except iOS, I have a friend who will never buy anything Apple for the rest of his life due to half his paid apps breaking. It's a joy to see how happy he is now with Android.)
Jun
1
comment How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)?
@Sathya Oh thanks for mentioning that! And man, three hour difference for the duplicate. I thought I had searched well before asking...
May
23
comment How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?
Seems more of an informational/debugging tool than an automation one, but still interesting.
Jan
21
comment Delete Cached Windows Network Share Passwords
@HernánEche Use English only, please. As a Spanish speaker, I think you're just making us look bad and most people here speak English.
Jan
17
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
@PeterCordes Yes, menus, because that's the only thing missing in open standards. Even if you hack the already-existing formats, you'll need a custom player, and that sucks. But now I wonder, maybe (software) players that would run a normal BD would also run a BD with non-standard, better-compressed x264 streams. Because albeit closed it's a standard that supports menus.
Jan
16
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
@PeterCordes That's the problem. Since there's no open format that supports subtitles, you'd have to come up with a custom, proprietary one (even if open, or free); and really nobody would use it. Would you, for example, convert all your movies into a format that works but is obscure, nobody uses it, and requires installing software that may not be mantained in the next years? (because players would not support it as-is)
Jan
15
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
(hard as in nobody cares to do it, but actually simple in terms of most libraries for the hard parts already exist)