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Currently doing micromagnetics simulation @Physics of Surface and Interface, Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Eng., Grad. School of Eng., Osaka U.

Current interests:

What got me stumped recently:

  • Just couldn't figure out how to solve things just by scans in Theano metaprogramming language too)
  • Doesn't have the foresight to determine whether C++ template metaprogramming is worth the time invested in learning it.

Mar
7
comment Does Windows keep list of dependencies for installed programs and framework
Application cannot clean up i.e. remove the redist without breaking other programs which rely on the redist. Therefore, a dependency tree is needed to check whether it's safe for uninstaller to remove a redist. The question is: does Windows installed-programs manager have it?
Mar
6
asked Does Windows keep list of dependencies for installed programs and framework
Mar
6
comment “Native” Windows Twitter Client
Is it time to write yet another client?
Mar
5
comment Why every OS still can't resume file transferring?
One suggestion would be to introduce the file hash to the header. Then, the OS can compare both, and if found to be identical, prompt the user to resume copying. For files with different hashes but same name, the traditional "Overwrite/Cancel?" dialog can be used. Of course, file hash can be cumbersome to generate for very large files.
Mar
5
comment Why every OS still can't resume file transferring?
The complicated system can always be hidden from the end user. Even current filesystems are hardly simple, but yet people have no trouble using them because the implementations are carefully hidden away.
Mar
3
accepted Is DIMM to USB convertor available?
Mar
3
comment Windows Command queue?
@Wil: Neat! I've always thought that .bat is read to memory before execution. Now I know that it reads line by line after last command is executed.
Mar
1
awarded  Critic
Mar
1
comment Windows Command queue?
@Wil note that it doesn't have to be just 7zip; it can be any windows action for that matter. Batch is great when you know what you want to do beforehand. But sometimes, after starting a task, you want to add another task to the queue, and explicitly want it to start after the last task has finished. Now, is there any way to do this? Most schedulers I know will let you set the time, but not other conditions.
Mar
1
awarded  Commentator
Mar
1
comment Is DIMM to USB convertor available?
Cool, first time I've seen one! Now if only I know how to make my own board...
Mar
1
comment Is DIMM to USB convertor available?
Since it is just for paging, it does not need to be non-volatile. I agree on the third (?) though, such a specialized device may be expensive if it exists.
Mar
1
comment Is DIMM to USB convertor available?
Now that you mention it, does USB keep on powering its device even if host is in sleep/suspend mode? If so, it might cause havoc when the page file is suddenly gone. I wonder how ReadyBoost handles it when USB drive is removed during sleep.
Mar
1
comment How can I have multiple active Windows sessions simultaneously?
Answer differs depending on how much control you or the local user want. Control same session (you both on same desktop), or multiple logon?
Mar
1
asked Is DIMM to USB convertor available?
Mar
1
comment What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?
Most of the time, it's the programmer's fault. That's why I get stuck with certain dialog windows, because they disable the resizing, yet they don't follow GUI conventions (c'mon, guys! You're not programming for just one system with fixed configs!)
Mar
1
comment What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?
Yup, there's AltDrag for Windows.
Feb
25
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
comment Package managers for Windows
By using Task Scheduler, Ninite can keep stuff updated, but it nags the user every time it starts.
Jan
28
asked What Windows Vista/7 program for scaling windows like compiz?