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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… 😈

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
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 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.
Jun
18
answered Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive
Jun
17
comment I can play “test” sounds, but no other audio works
> my computer thought it was Safe Mode ... I can play all the "test" sounds @Callum, that doesn’t make sense. If the system was booting into safe mode, then the Windows Audio service won’t run, as expected. However, the “test” sounds should not be working since no audio (through the sound-card) should work; only beeps through the PC speaker. When you say you could play the test sounds, did you mean flowery audio through the external speakers or the beep-y kind from the internal speaker?
Jun
15
comment Prevent registry changes by users
Huh? Do they have specific write privileges (i.e., they have write privileges set to their actual, individual usernames as opposed to just the administrator group)? If so, then why? Did you specifically add them? If you didn't then you can specifically remove their write-privileges or remove them altogether so that they inherit their privileges from the parent key.
Jun
14
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
14
comment PCI vs. PCIe wireless network card
> First figure out where your bottleneck is, I suspect it's your Internet connection Or from the ISP in regards to the total speed. As for range, that's probably being limited by the power of the card (check the settings; you may be running in reduced power and can configure it to use more), not to mention walls and such. In short, haimg is correct; the bus connector of the card plays pretty much zero role for a network card (at least a wireless one; a wired one connected to a gigabit intranet may matter).
Jun
14
revised Why does this window have square corners?
What's a "short dialog"?
Jun
14
comment Why does this window have square corners?
That's what edits are for.