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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
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.
Jun
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
comment Why does this window have square corners?
It has nothing to do with managed/unmanaged or native/.NET code. It is simply a matter of how Windows styles windows with the WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW style. .NET simply aliases FixedToolWindow to WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW and SizableToolWindow to WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW|WS_THICKFRAME. No offence, but this answer doesn’t actually answer the question or explain the behavior asked, it is simply a list/resource of different window styles used in .NET.
Jun
14
revised Windows 7 laptop's volume with headphones way too loud
Added a note for clarity.
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
I really don’t like this—why exactly did they choose svchost to replace it with? At one time I had disabled the Windows help function by replacing helpctr.exe with a small program that does nothing. That worked just fine but of course has issues. This is somewhat similar and has similar, if different issues. A much simpler and safer solution (the one I use now), is to simply disable the Windows Help service. Of course this is all moot here because he wants to disable the key altogether, not just Windows Help. But, for others who land here trying to turn off Help, just disable the service.
Jun
14
answered Why does this window have square corners?
Jun
14
asked Rendering composite/SVideo input with GraphEdit (comp./svid. source for crossbar)?
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
You can always just disable the Windows Help service, or you want to disable help in programs as well? Assigning F1 to help is convention, not law. What about programs that use it for something else? What about combos (e.g., Shift+F1, Ctrl+Alt+F1)? Many programs use such combos for special purposes; do you want those disabled as well?
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
Note: this would prevent it from working in a game as well. You would have to either quit the script before running the game and re-run it after, or add some sort of game-detection-and-exclusion to it.
Jun
14
comment Installing MS-DOS
I wasn't being sarcastic about writing the config.sys and autoexec.bat files.
Jun
13
comment Restoring MBR, partition table, and boot sector of memory card without data loss (“USBC”)
I already tried it, but it could not find any partitions. I don't agree about the easy-to-use comment, but the example in the documentation looks a bit promising (it seems to focus more on NTFS partitions on a hard-drive). I'll give it another go.
Jun
13
comment ATI 6770 random crashes and dots
Have you made sure to connect the power cable?
Jun
13
asked Restoring MBR, partition table, and boot sector of memory card without data loss (“USBC”)
Jun
13
comment Installing MS-DOS
> I could never envision, this would actually be ever of interest to anybody. Don't be so pessimistic. Years ago I created a similar boot disk that had about a dozen different configurations to let me boot into DOS with CD and/or NET and/or EMS and/or sound and/or etc. Crafting the boot menu was almost as much fun as using it to boot into the perfect DOS environment for whatever I happened to need it for at that moment. I still have hopes of playing some of my old DOS games in pure DOS some day.
Jun
13
comment Installing MS-DOS
> Does it have to 6.2(2)? If you are only playing around (and even if you are not), then you may as well install MS-DOS 7.1. I agree. The DOS 7.1 release is based on the version that came with Windows ME (though in ME, it was buried down deep to prevent you from normally booting into it). So it is the latest possible version of the Microsoft DOS, but comes with numerous third-party enhancements. I have a copy of this installed on my Windows XP drive. (I used to boot into DOS regularly to make backups with PQ DriveImage. Not so much now... I miss DOS.)
Jun
13
comment Installing MS-DOS
Can it be used to update the CMD in Windows Vista or 7 @yihang, they are not the same at all. Other than both of them being command-line-interfaces and having some of the same commands, they are worlds apart. Besides, the command-interpreter in even Windows 2000 is much newer than even MS-DOS 7, let alone DOS 6.22; so it would not be an "update", it would be a "down-date".