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seen Mar 21 at 5:25

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.


Jun
20
comment Windows shell-extension manager?
The CCC should be in Autoruns, just search for ATI in the Explorer tab, then uncheck the two or three entries. Do the same for WinRAR (or just unselect the option inside WinRAR*).
Jun
20
comment Photoshop - Round sharp corner edges on shapes
What if it is not a solid color? Besides, the rounded corners look like they are blurred instead of just round, and it does not allow for controlling the radius of the curves (the radius of the blur filter is completely unrelated).
Jun
20
comment Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked
Hmmm, I wonder if that could work. I suppose theoretically, if he uses DAZ's loader to install the key, then click the uninstall button to remove the custom boot-loader, it may work. But then, if that does work, why not just use a legitimate key-changer?
Jun
20
comment Detect hardware damage with software?
Wiki is correct; just because it starts up at all does not mean there are not other problems that are intermittent or not manifest until specific circumstances.
Jun
20
comment Windows 7 install detects SSD but doesn't list it to install to
Is the original, failing drive installed/listed?
Jun
20
comment Windows 7 install detects SSD but doesn't list it to install to
The drive may be, but how big is the partition? Are you sure you formatted it to NTFS?
Jun
20
comment Windows 7 install detects SSD but doesn't list it to install to
Windows 7 will install to volumes that are both NTFS and large enough (I'm not certain about the exact number, but I recall it demands 7-10GB). Is the partition you created and formatted large enough and NTFS?
Jun
19
answered Where can I find Word 2010 fonts?
Jun
19
revised Where can I find Word 2010 fonts?
Clarification.
Jun
19
revised Windows shell-extension manager?
Added clarification and tags.
Jun
19
comment Windows shell-extension manager?
It may not be a shell-extensions. I added another tool for that case. If that doesn't help, then you may want to give some information on the specific context-menus you are trying to get rid of.
Jun
19
revised Windows shell-extension manager?
Added extra option.
Jun
18
revised How to Shutdown PC by Pressing Power Button without asking confirmations?
Cleaned up registry file.
Jun
18
comment How to Shutdown PC by Pressing Power Button without asking confirmations?
@AGA, add REGEDIT4 to the top of the file.
Jun
18
answered Windows shell-extension manager?
Jun
18
comment What is a tool for getting a complete directory/file listing with detailed information including hash(es)?
That’s not really what I’m looking for, but it does include other attributes of the files (path, dates, size, etc.) so it is certainly the closest. And, based on Nir’s body of work, I would not surprised if he designed it to be efficient when calculating multiple hashes for the same file.
Jun
18
answered Scan/Record application's outgoing ip request's?
Jun
18
comment Fixing Corrupted Text
What is it a plain-text file? Word? PDF?…
Jun
18
comment Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked
It depends on the image you used and what crack(s) it uses. If the image already had cracks and third-party programs pre-installed, then you need to figure out what they are and try to find out how to remove them. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a way of building the key into the installation files; other than perhaps unattend.txt, in which case you would need to deactivate it.) Also, the edition (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.) of the version you installed from the image must match the one your license is for.
Jun
18
comment Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive
I wonder if those are the HDD screws (grommets already inserted in drive trays) … Clear silicone grommets (already installed in drive trays) mentioned in the manual.