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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.






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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.

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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
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.
Jul
22
comment Some program itself starts and stops in a fraction of seconds.. whats that
Oh okay. I thought you meant that sometimes when you run a program, it closes quickly instead of staying open. Instead, you are saying that a program launches on its own right? Then as Mark suggested, try running ProcessMonitor to see what program is run. Alternately, you should be able to use Camstudio to capture the screen; just set the frame-rate to the highest setting and the codec to uncompressed or Microsoft Video 1 (i.e., something that is very fast).
Jul
22
comment What's the main difference between Intel processor generations?
Once upon a time, a lot; these days, barely anything. At one time, manufacturers and developers would hold off on new releases until there was a significant improvement. They would consolidate feature- and performance-enhancements, bug-fixes, etc. into a product that was truly an upgrade. Now, they throw out “new product” each month, with a new release every time they make even the slightest change. With software, it is annoying because you get a buggy, incomplete product that slowly gets better over time, but with hardware, it is damn annoying because it costs a lot to update every month.
Jul
22
comment CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan
You didn't look at my profile very closely I saw your comments on some other questions, so I looked at your comment history. Something more is going on here So you know how (all) BIOS code are implemented; so I say again, if you think you know better (than everyone probably), then write your own answer. And I don’t recall ever using the term irrelevant here. You keep putting words in my mouth. Stop it. your answer explains a higher-than-idle temperature in the BIOS Which is the question. Duh. but not temperatures without 1 C of SuperPi. Lay off the drugs.
Jul
22
comment CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan
@BenV, do you know terms “simplification” or “generalization”. I never said that the BIOS’s loop would cause the CPU to heat up to its “maximum point” (which is meaningless anyway, especially since the OP is in a desert where the temperature fluctuates greatly). If you’re so damn smart and know better than everybody, then why don’t you stop with all the ad hominem vitriol and just post an answer. If you’re as clever as you think, then it will get up-voted through the roof. But from your profile, you seem more like the kind who’d rather nag about other people’s work than do anything yourself.
Jul
22
comment CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan
@BenVoigt, who’s talking about power draw? You’re the first person to mention power, electricity, energy, etc. at all on this entire page. The CPU “usage” is at 100% which causes it to heat up. Feel free to compile an infinite loop for yourself and run it on a variety of CPUs and note that the Task Manager almost always shows ~100/N% for N cores. Granted, some compilers may be able to make it more efficient for modern systems, but many will just suck cycles.
Jul
22
comment CPU temp very hot in BIOS but okay in RealTemp/Speedfan
@BenVoigt, not really. A simple while(1); loop would put the CPU into an infinite loop that uses up 100% of its cycles. On a multi-core CPU, it would peg the core that its code is running on at 100% (and presumably the other(s) at ~0%). BIOS code is no different than a DOS program in some respects.
Jul
22
comment Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
I tried FileMon and saw several references to shell-extensions (and repeated references to a mysterious, nonexistent journal.exe). I don’t believe that journal.exe has anything to do with, though I am trying to figure out where that comes from and eliminate it. Rather, I am going to try disabling the shell-extensions that were listed because there are much fewer (5) than the full list that ShellExView and Autoruns give.
Jul
22
comment Can a USB 2.0 cable support USB 3.0 charging?
I suppose if it it’s a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer that goes to great pains to pay attention to every little detail, then sure, that assumption could be made, but in practice, that is not really guaranteed. Like I said, it depends on the device. For example, if the device never draws more than 200mA and they could get a bunch of 1A power-adapters cheaper than 200mA adapters, then they may very well have shipped a 200mA cable since that is good enough for the device and they know the power-adapter will/should not pull more than 200mA the cable is rated for.
Jul
22
comment My network was compromised, what should I do?
> You hide the SSID because the intruder is a neighbor or war-driver. It doesn’t really matter since whomever did it is obviously hostile. You may as well assume that they are advanced enough to use any of the freely available tools that can scan for networks that aren’t broadcasting their SSIDs (and may even target those on purpose). :-| If there are lots of other networks in the area, you may as well “hide in plain sight”. ;-)
Jul
22
comment Can a USB 2.0 cable support USB 3.0 charging?
You have it wrong. The power adapter says it supports up to 1A, meaning that a device (whatever it happens to be) that is connected to it can draw no more than 1A from it. That does not mean the device itself actually draws that much (especially when merely charging). Don’t look at the power-adapter; look at the device itself (near the power connector or on the bottom) to see what the actual input current rating is; it may easily charge from a USB 2 cable if it is low-power enough to not use the extra USB 3 conductors. Is the device even a USB 3 device?
Jul
22
comment USB 3.0 slower than SATA for SSD
Maybe, and maybe it’s your cables, your motherboard’s USB 3.0 implementation, your USB port… Have you tried using a high-quality cable, connected to a USB port directly on the motherboard?
Jul
22
comment Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze
They stay hung forever. Process Monitor only works on SP2+ (and is also very sluggish and cluttered as well). I’ll try FileMon/RegMon (since I can’t remember if I already tired them). The problem is that the hang happens after a while, so it is difficult to figure out a good set of filters.
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