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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.

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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
15
comment Complete Format
Toss it in the lake and hope it doesn’t float back up in the spring. :-D
Feb
15
comment Cooler does not shut down in standby
Did you set the A7N266-VM to S3 as well? S1 and S3 are quite different. S1 mostly just idles the CPU (ie, fans, etc. remain on) while S3 actually powers down everything but the RAM. Your BIOS does not have an option to set the standby mode, so you need to do it in Windows with the dumppo utility.
Feb
15
comment Cooler does not shut down in standby
If it has a Molex connector, then the system cannot control it like it can with a fan connector (ie turning off just the fans), it can only cut the power to all Molex connectors by going into standby. Re Power-up control; those options are for turning the system on, not resuming from standby. You need to set the jumper called KBPWR to enable activating with a PS/2 keyboard and the USBPWR jumpers to activate with a USB mouse/keyboard. Check pages 20-21 in the manual for instructions and location photos on pages 5 & 8.
Feb
15
comment Cooler does not shut down in standby
Hmm, so the fan has a fan connector? I thought you were saying it has a Molex connector. If it has a fan connector, just connect it to the motherboard (I would be surprised if the board did not have at least one other fan connector), don’t convert it to Molex.
Feb
14
comment Can I SUBST a network drive?
@Kalessin, then Harry is correct; it does not support network drives. I would have thought that mklink would be available in Server2003 (considering it is a server edition). Well, junction points are nevertheless supported, so you can use this shell-extension (which should even make it easier to use).
Feb
14
comment Can I SUBST a network drive?
@EBGreen, to be fair, if Kalessin’s avatar is at all representative, then English may not be their first language. ;-)
Feb
14
comment ATI and NVIDIA card in same motherboard for CUDA
Remember the good old days when everything was compatible with everything?
Feb
14
comment Convert .doc or .rtf to clean HTML on OS X
Word is notorious for building messy markup. Can you use a different program? Try importing the documents into Google Docs and downloading as HTML (Zipped).
Feb
14
comment Screen losing saturation on acer Aspire 5742Z
Dumb, but obvious question: are you perhaps accidentally hitting Fn + Left/Right?
Feb
14
comment Troubleshooting an overheating CPU
@jdh, no that’s the P180, not the P280. This is his case. (Same PSU placement though). The P280 is actually more roomy than the P180.
Feb
14
comment Reset Bluetooth Components Without Having to Reboot
That’s not from the command-prompt (cmd), that is from a PowerShell prompt (powershell).
Feb
14
comment Troubleshooting an overheating CPU
What is the speed of the CPU fan? It should be reported alongside the CPU temp, so you should be able to see if it is spinning fast enough (or at all; though you should be able to hear that). And yes, 70-98°C is too hot. I would make sure to address the overheating before running it again to avoid damaging the CPU. Also, does the case have fans? It has space for one on the back and two at the top, so put one at the top.
Feb
13
comment Can I SUBST a network drive?
I couldn’t test because I don’t have any networked drives.
Feb
13
comment How to undo an accidental drag and drop
Sorry I can’t help with Outlook, I only use Outlook Express. (I have occasionally had similar experiences of accidentally dragging messages in OE around, and found that the easiest way to find them was to use the Find Message command useful; though it does help when moving folders around.)
Feb
13
comment How to undo an accidental drag and drop
@Moab, the other answers gave the base information. They were lacking the warning and preventative steps, and all three were the same, so it was pointless to edit just one (or all three) to add the extra. (And it was asked just one hour ago. Has computer/Internet time gotten so fast that one hour is “late”?) o.O
Feb
13
comment How do I resolve the error message “USB Device Not Recognized”?
@OliverSalzburg it is a generic message that Windows gives about a USB device “malfunctioning”. (XP, 7)
Feb
13
comment Which Operating System should my elderly parents use to check their webmail?
Put the system behind a router with built-in firewall, and give them a little bit of computer-security education—even 10 minutes should be sufficient—and they should be fine (better off than a surprisingly large number of people anyway—botnets with millions of zombies‽ What are those people downloading viruses on purpose‽ o.O).
Feb
13
comment How to undo an accidental drag and drop
I find a (properly timed) animated GIF works better than numerous individual pics.
Feb
13
comment What is a simple regular expression to rename multiple files?
@ChristianMann, I used ren which is the same as move (which should be the same as mv in other OSes). I don’t know what will work on Mac though.
Feb
13
comment What is a simple regular expression to rename multiple files?
@ChristianMann, yes I did and it worked as expected in Windows.