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visits member for 5 years, 8 months
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.


Feb
8
comment File format of encrypted file
@bpqaoozhoohjfpn, no idea then; you’d have to ask them.
Feb
8
comment Upgrade Windows 7 Home to Pro (or Ultimate)
Cool. I always thought it should be possible (after all, you can upgrade from one whole version of Windows to another; even XP to 7 indirectly through Vista!), so I was surprised when I looked it up a while back and all the responses said it could not be done. Thanks.
Feb
8
comment Upgrade Windows 7 Home to Pro (or Ultimate)
I’ve read that the version of Windows cannot be modified after installation. I have read several times that specifically, Home cannot be upgraded to Professional (or Ultimate) without re-installing. Are you sure it can be done?
Feb
8
answered Can this DVD Player Play Modern File Formats?
Feb
8
comment How do you disconnect a USB drive when getting a “this device is currently in use”?
It doesn’t reload automatically? It should, that’s part of Explorer (and there’s no point in building in an option to kill Explorer without it restarting). Check the task-manager to see if there are other instances. I find that when there is more than one instance of Explorer.exe the auto-restart function gets blocked (or at most opens an actual Explorer window instead of just the desktop).
Feb
8
revised How do I permantly set the command-prompt codepage in Windows 7?
Fixed incorrect tag and title.
Feb
8
answered How do I permantly set the command-prompt codepage in Windows 7?
Feb
8
answered What does bandwidth of a device mean?
Feb
8
accepted ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Feb
8
comment ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
I tried to look into the connector and I think I saw what looked like a resistor or other component. I didn’t bother to open it to confirm because it looks like there is no actual plug inside, which means that the text etching on the outside of the chassis is superfluous for this model. I guess your suspicious is correct. (It would have been nice if they had at least put a little sticker over the words.)
Feb
8
revised ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Added photo for reference.
Feb
8
comment ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Yes, yes it does.
Feb
8
comment When is it safe to assume file uploads are successful?
Agreed. If you have a shell account on the server, you could hash the files. Better yet, by having to hash the files locally, you can keep a record for yourself of hashes of your files which can come in handy some day.
Feb
8
comment Windows 7 install fails
@techie007, ah yes. I forgot that 7 has the disable-restart option built-into the boot menu. Nice. I wonder what the results will be. (Does Windows default to auto-restart though? :-|)
Feb
8
comment File format of encrypted file
@bpqaoozhoohjfpn, I had forgotten that there was a Blowfish DLL in the program folder. Since Blowfish is a block cipher that uses 64-bit blocks, it fits with my observation that the hexIdentifier field expands in 64-bit chunks. I think it's safe to assume that the same encryption is used throughout the program for everything that needs to be encrypted. As for [cracking it](Cryptanalysis_of_Blowfish), there are no known shortcuts or tricks to make it easier, but like any other algorithm, it can still be at least brute-forced given enough motivation and resources.
Feb
8
comment Custom Chrome Search Engine for site with frames does not work
> I cannot see the word I'm searching for in the URL (to replace with %s), hence I cannot apply that solution. If you do a search then right-click in the resulting page and select View frame source, you can see the URL. For example: view-source:http://tdkterim.gov.tr/bts/arama/?kategori=verilst&kelime=TEST_QUER‌​Y&ayn=tam Unfortunately, if you try navigating to that URL, it gives you a blank (literally empty, as in 0-bytes) page. Like todda said, it seems to be a problem with the frames.
Feb
8
revised Custom Chrome Search Engine for site with frames does not work
Fixed auto-corrected URL.
Feb
8
answered How can I watch and log changes in my files?
Feb
8
comment File format of encrypted file
@bpqaoozhoohjfpn, sure, if you want. Also try using Twofish instead, and/or using a larger alphabet, and/or encrypting the password in the same stream as the data instead of separately.
Feb
8
revised File format of encrypted file
Updated password encryption algorithm.