391 reputation
2622
bio website not-implemented.com
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Jun 15 at 13:29

Apr
14
comment How to shut down windows closing applications automatically, but having the chance to save unsaved changes
@Tiberiu: I just want the computer to tell each open app to gracefully exit, so that the ones that need saving show the save dialog and the ones who don't close. No decisions needed. It's the equivalent of manually clicking the "X" button on each open window and nothing more.
Apr
13
comment How to shut down windows closing applications automatically, but having the chance to save unsaved changes
@Tiberiu: I don't need to save them, but if I choose "Force Shut Down" then any application quits without being able to save, including programs like Visual Studio where I usually do want to save the changes. I like notepad for temporary notes, and I'm finding CloseAll working well.
Apr
12
comment How to shut down windows closing applications automatically, but having the chance to save unsaved changes
Some are, mostly a lot of apps with many instances each @Tiberiu. Especially notepad is the biggest problem.. i use it to take temp notes. Anyways Brian I've been using the program you suggested and it's great. Why don't you post it as an answer?
Feb
14
comment Ftp put breaks my gif ?
No, ASCII mode is not useful, infact it's one of the most evil hacks of the entire software history. Any editor worth its name will accept any of the possible line endings -.- But even if this wasn't the case, it's not FTP's responsibility to fix the file format. If I use FTP to transfer a movie and I don't have the codec on the target pc, it doesn't re-encode it, so why mess with text files
Jul
16
comment What's the difference between 'C' and 'CE' functions on Windows calculator?
And this is extremely bad usability, btw. You cancel an entry with backspace. This confusion between "C" and "CE" (even in real world calculators) is what leads people to doubt the efficacy of the clear button leading users to press it numerous times.
Dec
8
comment How can I kill Firefox by console?
Very strange.. If I kill firefox without -9 when it hangs nothing happens :S (btw I'm actually talking about windows, where the non -9 kill is the X on the window, and the -9 kill is terminate it from the task manager).
Dec
7
comment Safe to Delete C:\ATI?
They never heard of %temp%. Hardware manufacturers (especially cameras!) are really not good at writing programs.
Dec
7
comment How can I kill Firefox by console?
I always kill -9 firefox when it hangs and never, ever, EVER anything bad happened.
Nov
14
comment What's the advantage of 802.11n if 802.11g is still faster than your ISP's connection?
There is no "answer above". Answers are ordered by number of votes and the sorting can also be changed by the user (order by activity and post date). You should refer to the other answers saying the user's name.
Oct
20
comment What's the difference between “shutting down the computer” vs “shutting down the hard disk”?
You can't use the computer if your monitor is turned off, and if you shut down the computer the monitor shuts down along with it too. This doesn't mean that turning off the monitor and turning off the computer is the same thing.
Sep
10
comment How to find and remove “spicy” media files from my PC
This solution is the best because you can access again the spicy media if you break up with your gf =)
Sep
9
comment Why should I install hardware drivers if my computer is working fine?
While installing new video card drivers is a must, keeping the "default" lan/chipset drivers is fine 99.99% of the time
Aug
16
comment How can I tell my bittorrent client to download as much as it possibly can?
@Pacerier: the max half open connections.. Or rather, the maximum number of connections you can have "pending"
Aug
14
comment Does running commands verbosely make them slower?
-1 this is just not true. printf() is insanely expensive
Jul
3
comment How can I evaluate the best choice of archive format for compressing files?
See also: stackoverflow.com/questions/2397474/…
Jun
28
comment How insecure is my short password really?
@hyper: simple high school math?
Jun
27
comment Speeding up TrueCrypt in-place partition encryption
@Break: Also, sorry but since I'm working I may not have a chance to reboot it soon. I'll do it as soon as I have a little breathing time, today has been really crazy at work and all my work stuff is on that hard drive.. So you can understand how much I regret having started that encryption =)
Jun
27
comment Speeding up TrueCrypt in-place partition encryption
@Break: I'm pretty sure since I can't access it until the encryption is done, which is the whole problem :) As soon as I get a chance, I'll reboot and check the bios settings.
Jun
27
comment Speeding up TrueCrypt in-place partition encryption
@Darth: it's your typical internal 3.5 inches 7500 RPM hard disk, nothing special about it. It's connected with SATA. It's reading and writing at 17.2 MB/s.. Maybe then this is the max speed and it really takes 36 hours at max speed :(
Jun
27
comment Speeding up TrueCrypt in-place partition encryption
@Break: I added a screenshot