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seen Jul 9 at 1:38

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
24
revised Good process specific packet sniffer / viewer?
added 3 characters in body
Jun
24
revised Quick easy program to view network traffic?
added 18 characters in body
Jun
24
comment Windows 7 - Open the Volume Control popup from the command prompt
> the window placement seems random It’s not random; new windows open by default one title-bars height to the right and below the previous one up to a point, then reset to the top-left.
Jun
24
comment Windows 7 - Open the Volume Control popup from the command prompt
Does Windows 7 still support the /s switch?
Jun
23
comment 3 JEDEC timing table vs 4 (Memory)
> Slot one will have JDEC #'s 1-3 and Slot two will have JDEC #'s 4-7. So slot one has three and slot two has four? o.O
Jun
23
comment PC version of Google Chrome doesn't recognize “.local” domain name
Instead of prepending https://, append a /: prosseek.local/. If that doesn’t work, then Chrome just doesn’t support .local URLs. Check if you are using the latest version, and if so, then just give it time (or file a bug-report/feature-request since it does not seem to have come up already).
Jun
22
answered What does the 7 stand for in 7-Zip (.7z )?
Jun
22
revised PuTTY or xterm for Mac?
Merged link.
Jun
22
comment Do I have a virus? What is this green icon?
The green icon looks like some sort of installer. What's probably happening is that you installed a piece of old software that uses an old installer that isn't quite compatible with Windows 7 (or 64-bit if your system is that). So, the installation did not and cannot complete and just hangs there. You will want to disable and remove it with something like Autoruns because you won't be able to use the normal Uninstall function in Add/Remove Programs since the installer does not function correctly.
Jun
22
comment Do I have a virus? What is this green icon?
@sixtyfootersdude, just because it is in that path does not guarantee it is safe. Malware frequently masquerades as legitimate software. Use something like Autoruns to disable it, and MalwareBytes/SuperAntiSpyware to scan it.
Jun
22
accepted Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
Jun
22
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
That’s pretty close, but the idle component does not work. If you set the idle condition, the task is never run at all instead of just trying again in 15 minutes.
Jun
22
comment Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
I figured it was a backward-compatibility/laziness thing, and I’d bet that Raymond Chen would concur with your analysis. Strange that they would continue to overlook it (then again, they have done very little in terms of providing theming support). Now I’m tempted to break out copies of old versions of Windows to see what they were all like. :-)
Jun
22
comment How to make my display Grayscale?
Forget about productivity; it just looks nicer, not to mention being easier on the eyes. Windows turns the screen greyscale under certain circumstances. I just watched my screen go greyscale and thought it looked pretty good. I’m doing some programming in the dark at the moment, so I don’t need bright colors stabbing me in the eyes.
Jun
22
asked Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
Jun
22
revised Accessing or Resetting Permissions of a Mounted Registry Hive of a Different User / From a Different System
Removed dead link.
Jun
22
comment Accessing or Resetting Permissions of a Mounted Registry Hive of a Different User / From a Different System
Their domain expired a few months ago and they did not renew (or it was slip-jacked from them).
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
So is it five minutes or 15-30? Do you want the user to be able to manually cancel the shut down or for it to silently skip the shut down for a while and try again later? When you say "shutdown automatically in 5 minutes", do you mean that if the system is busy being used, the program will wait five minutes then shut down anyway, even if it is still being used?
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
I already know what the task scheduler can do, and it cannot do what the OP wants; at least not easily.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
Yes, but I'm not certain that even the task scheduler can accomplish this easily. I am checking it right now and there is no easy way to set a schedule like this. It may even require two tasks. A third-party program would likely be much easier (if one exists that can do this). :-|