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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… 😈

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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
23
comment Removing “Transfer To…” and “Show Converted Files” from uTorrent's context menu
I stopped upgrading after 2.0.4 because the “apps”, feeds, featured content, etc. are all bloat as far as I’m concerned; however adding an option for each option would definitely be excessive.
Jul
23
answered What do all these download bar colors mean when I'm watching a streaming video?
Jul
23
answered uTorrent not starting as “minimized” even though settings have been set appropriately
Jul
23
comment uTorrent not starting as “minimized” even though settings have been set appropriately
@Pacerier, rename the .exe file to something else (it should already be utorrent.exe), then create a shortcut to it called torrent or bittorrent or whatever and put it somewhere in your path.
Jul
23
comment After a while downloading torrents my network card stops working properly
Yup; if the NIC or router die or slow down, then just reduce the number of connections in the Bandwidth section of the Properties dialog.
Jul
23
answered Something keeps deleting my downloaded files
Jul
23
answered Magnet links do not display data in uTorrent
Jul
23
answered Removing “Transfer To…” and “Show Converted Files” from uTorrent's context menu
Jul
23
answered Give higher download priority to specific parts of file in a BitTorrent client?
Jul
23
answered utorrent - move all files from subdirectories (downloaded torrents) to parent
Jul
23
comment Can uTorrent auto re-order torrents (for maximum bandwidth utilization)?
The closest you can come with µTorrent (for now?) is to assign bandwidth priority (right-click->*Bandwidth Allocation*), but that is a simple, static assignment. Of course you can also assign upload and download settings per-torrent, so between the two options, you may be able to sort of hack out what you want.
Jul
23
comment What is the difference between CMD and Command prompt in windows?
I hate starting a sentence with a command-name.
Jul
23
revised What is the difference between CMD and Command prompt in windows?
Rephrased.
Jul
23
comment Upgrading uTorrent 2.x to 3.x behind a router
D.I.D.?​​​​​​​​
Jul
23
comment Utorrent; I add a torrent, it says starting. Then it stops somehow. And I have to started again
Check the status to see if there is an error message (for example out of disk space). Is it a completed torrent? If so, has it already reached the configured ratio? What happens if you use Force Start?
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
comment How do I wire a crossover cable to connect two devices together?
> if one of the devices is Gbit-capable the send and receive lines are negotiated automatically So then you can connect a 10/100 NIC to a GbE NIC with a straight-through patch-cord? What if the auto-negotiation setting is not on? Can you damage a NIC by using a patch-cord instead of crossover (e.g., between two 10/100 NICs)? Can a crossover damage two GbE NICs?
Jul
22
comment Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. whats that
> initially i got an online update thing used by a internet dongle Yes, it could be a program for some hardware. Sadly, I have seen many devices (printers, cameras, etc.) that like to install a lot of junk programs that can run and flash and crash, etc. :-( Use a program like Autoruns or MSConfig to see what programs are being run. Then you can disable/enable some to see which one is being bad.
Jul
22
comment Volume randomly turning itself down on Windows 7 64-bit
Is there any change to the texture of the sound? That is, does the level of treble and bass change? Do human voices suddenly seem to drop out? Or is it only the volume level?
Jul
22
comment Volume randomly turning itself down on Windows 7 64-bit
Just to be clear about the loud sound, I mean from the computer. I find that when a cable is flaky, it usually seems to (at least for a little while) work if the volume is at 100% and a loud sound is played; almost as though it causes a spark or arc.