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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.


Jul
22
revised Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
Jul
22
comment Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
Yes, with the same results.
Jul
22
revised Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
Added detail for clarity.; added 41 characters in body
Jul
22
revised Application for locking the state of Windows to always be the same
This is not about write-protecting a disk (which is a different and good question in its own right).
Jul
22
comment Application for locking the state of Windows to always be the same
Link-only answers are frowned up. You should quote the relevant parts in case the page disappears or changes.
Jul
22
comment Why do computers often spin up the CPU fan to high speed momentarily when powered on?
@KevinSmith, > No concern with hurting the CPU, because if the CPU would heat up then the speed could be increased steadily. What if the system is messed up? How exactly would it “steadily increase the fan speed” then? > There should be a fix to the fast CPU at boot up. Yes, there should be, but isn’t.
Jul
22
answered Why do computers often spin up the CPU fan to high speed momentarily when powered on?
Jul
22
awarded  Deputy
Jul
22
answered Does “not use fan all the time” through BIOS reduces fan noise?
Jul
22
asked Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
Jul
22
comment Can a USB 2.0 cable support USB 3.0 charging?
USB 2 supports up to 500mA and USB 3 supports up to 900mA (are you sure your devices pull the full 900mA?) The specs are more for supporting the higher data transfer speed than the higher power draw. A USB 2 cable may get hotter than a USB 3 cable when drawing 900mA, but I highly doubt that a USB 2 cable is going to “burn” from having 900mA drawn through it (at least not if used briefly as a short-term stop-gap).
Jul
21
comment Program's constant
> Also you should do echo $PATH to see the PATH. You’re thinking of PowerShell; the OP is using cmd where there is actually a command called path that displays or sets the path.
Jul
21
reviewed Approve spam-prevention tag wiki excerpt
Jul
21
reviewed Approve What is the difference between apt-get install php-apc & pecl install apc?
Jul
21
reviewed Reject Mac OS X cannot connect to Windows 7 machine
Jul
21
comment Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. whats that
You don’t know which program(s) close? o.O
Jul
21
comment Does full-disk encryption on SSD drive reduce its lifetime?
> @Synetech SSD don't actually have clusters or sectors as traditionally defined in relationship to HD What is this, geometry class? Of course they don’t have them in the way that drives with platters do, but they still have pages, blocks, whatever you want to call them. The drive may not internally use sectors or clusters, but the operating system/drivers abstract the specific implementation away and maintain the simple format. Flash drives don’t have sectors or clusters either, but I can still format them in DOS using a specific cluster size and view their “sectors” in a disk/hex editor.
Jul
21
comment Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. whats that
Define “some program”. Is it a specific one?
Jul
21
revised What is the difference between CMD and Command prompt in windows?
Added 4DOS example.
Jul
21
comment Harddrive not showing up on my computer
Can you try it on another system? Can you try a different drive in the enclosure(s) to make sure they work? Have you tried connecting it internally to make sure it’s good?