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bio website Synetech.freehostia.com
location Canada
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visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Dec 16 at 21:06

Sadly, I’ve become soured by the SE network. It started great, but went downhill. Some mods are too aggressive/bias, policies are arbitrarily/capriciously/selectively applied, and some users treat the sites as MMOGs, “rep-whoring”, copying others’ work, and posting random guesses to game the system by abusing and exploiting auto-bounty assignment.

I care(d) about the integrity of the site, so I feel anywhere that allows such disreputable behavior isn’t somewhere worth staying. My OCD not withstanding, I won’t be contributing much here anymore and will find somewhere else to help people. I apologize to all of the people I would have helped here in the future.






Press the chemise key to continue… 😈

Images
As a visual-learner, I often add images to my posts to make them more effective. Sometimes I take photos, sometimes I create them with software, sometimes I find them through Google Images or WikiPedia.

Mod
I’ve been asked hey bro, y u no b mod? get u POWR! impr0ve site. I had considered it and was even tempted to run a few times, but I just have too much to do already, so I can’t take on that kind of commitment when I know I won’t be able to do as good a job as I’d demand. Besides, as the behavior of the other mods became more and more apparent, I realized that it would be pointless.


Dec
13
comment Recursive download of subfolder with wget - --no-parent apparently not working
it only download the index.html file That was because you were using l 2. Since you did not change the accepted answer, I guess you never increased the recursion level to realize this is the best answer for the question as it had been asked.
Dec
13
comment wget recursively with -np option still ascends to parent directory
I was just having this problem (ascending to parent even with -np). I did a quick search, landed here, saw my old answer, added the trailing slash, and bam! it worked. ☺
Dec
11
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Nov
19
comment Windows FAT/NTFS Low-Level Disk Viewer (Norton DiskEdit alternative)
The problem was (and still is) that most of those just open the disk/image in a simple hex-editor; they don’t actually interpret the bytes as disk structures like boot-records, FATs, and directory entries.
Nov
18
comment Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops?
I saved a copy of those old computer photos for nostalgia purposes. ☺ Ah, good times.
Nov
18
comment USB memory stick discovery is slow
Do you recall if this also occurred with other, non-storage USB devices such as input devices?
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Sep
30
asked Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?