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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.


Jun
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answered How to differentiate SSD hard disk and a SATA hard disk based on physical appearance?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does Xubuntu's 'hdparm' command not return a faster result for my SSD (Crucial m4)?
Jun
26
comment Batch moving files to another folder/directory in Windows?
Also, why not just use move "Y:\ABC_files\*" "...ABC_files"? You don't need to append the slash to the end of the target directory, and you cannot rd the source directory unless you move all files anyway, so there's no point in selectively moving them like that (unless you move different file types to different directories).
Jun
26
comment How do I install Visual Studio 2010 Express somewhere besides C:?
BBlake is correct. Most of Microsoft's programs install big chunks (20-50% of the total size) into the system drive regardless of where you attempt to put it. When you install VS, Office, etc. the a dialog will tell you how much space you need on each drive. Even if you don't use Program Files`, it will *always* say it needs space on the drive(s) where Windows`, the temp directory, Common Files, and maybe even a few other directories are. It's not about SSDs or even their sizes; it's about Microsoft poorly designing their program architectures and still tightly integrating.
Jun
26
comment What is the purpose of this 4-pin interface on SATA HDDs and why doesn't it exist on SSDs?
> RPS: Used by external hard disks to reduce spinup current and allows it to work over USB interface. I am going to punch you! Why didn't you post this a couple of months ago, before I rigged a SATA drive with a DIY-external-drive setup (eBay cable and power adapter)? Maybe then it would not have (literally) burned out the PCB. :-( +1 for both answering the question and enlightening me on about RPS.
Jun
26
comment Redirect URLs in Chrome?
@JustinBuser, > changing the IP address that an address resolves to will not work in this case. He wants to redirect to a different domain, not try to load that domain name on the wrong web server He has not indicated what the actual domains he wants to redirect from/to are (he used Google as an example), so it may or may not work. That's why I said he could consider it as a comment and not an answer.
Jun
26
comment Redirect URLs in Chrome?
@JustinBuser, > You're confusing redirecting with resolving No, I'm, not. Under certain circumstances, there is no difference. I use the HOSTS file to redirect all ads to a local web-server that is set up to accept any URL and replace pages with a small tiny bit of HTML that simply says [ad] and pictures that are a single transparent pixel. In other words, the ad sites are redirected to localhost (though they easily could be redirected to another machine).
Jun
26
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
@Wyzard > because every chip in the machine is manufactured using CMOS technology I read you the first time. > Manufacturers continue to use the term because it's the one people are familiar with. You just repeated what I said.
Jun
26
comment What happens when a computer runs out of RAM?
That’s not 0MB (or even close to it). Assuming you took a screenshot of the whole graph, then the lowest point is 814MB; even more if you cropped it.
Jun
26
revised What happens when a computer runs out of RAM?
Some clean up and removed irrelevant Java tag.
Jun
26
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
@Wyzard how is telling someone to clear the CMOS technically (or otherwise) inaccurate? Most motherboards have a CLRCMOS jumper… or maybe manufacturers don’t know what they’re doing?
Jun
26
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
@Wyzard, like I said, in the computer-repair field, the BIOS/EFI is the main CMOS. I have never heard anyone refer to anything other than the BIOS/EFI when using the term CMOS in regards to fixing computers.
Jun
25
comment Performance decrease in every game and application
Well then you have your answer. The CPU fan is faulty. I bet that if you give leave the case open and look at it, sometimes it will spin and other times not, but if you give it a push, it will start. This is a common failure that these types of brushless fans experience. Like I said, the airflow in the case is a secondary issue and the main problem is at the CPU (paste, heatsink, fan, etc.), so you will want to try changing it.
Jun
25
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
@Wyzard, yes but with computers, the BIOS/EFI is the main CMOS. I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to any other kind.
Jun
24
comment Is it possible to download corrupted torrent files, even with a download client builtin checksum verification?
I’m sure collisions are not likely to be a problem since the hashes used are sufficiently large enough to make them rare. The question isn’t about the possibility of two files having the same hash, it is about whether the file could still be corrupt even after a corruption is detected. That is, whether the client will just ignore the error and leave it corrupt.
Jun
24
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
> A machine without a BIOS cannot boot @Wyzard, it could have an EFI.
Jun
24
comment Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
@Dehumanizer because it is not readily obvious whether the OP is male or female. I don’t know much about Malay names, but in English at least, Sam(s?) could be either. Perhaps a more obvious placeholder (at least for computer aficionados) would be *he or .*he.
Jun
24
revised Unable to enter BIOS in Windows 7
Formatting and added the Esc key.