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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.






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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.


Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@and31415, What's the output of the wmic … command? As expected; it lists the regular limited account, the admin account, and the guest account (which is not enabled or used). Which registry keys are there in HKLM\…\ProfileList There’s the usual ones: systemprofile, LocalService, NetworkService, my account, Administrator; as well as another admin one (I think it was a temp admin account I had created to test living with a limited account, but I deleted it… obviously Windows leaves traces of old accounts), and the most recent TEMP account. I’ll try those steps the next time I can reboot.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
I do have three programs that run on startup which require admin privileges. I tried using the task-scheduler to auto-run them, setting them to run under the existing admin account as well as under the regular account. In either case, it should not be using a temp account; either it should use the existing admin account or prompt me for its password.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
At first it was only TEMP, the last time I booted, the two new ones were created. Presumably the next one would be TEMP.<computername>.001.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@Ramhound Intel laptop. (How would the GPU affect user accounts?)
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@David, yes that’s what I said, but like I already said, there should not be a reason to create a temporary account because whenever an elevated task is run, it uses the existing admin-level account.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@Ramhound, yes, it is part of the Users group and the admin account is part of the Administrators group. This is a local system.
Apr
15
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
I think Google treated it like drugs; they gave us a free taste of something pleasurable, then once we were hooked, they ruined it and made it as bad as they like knowing that we are stuck. I for one am continuing to use an older version of Chrome/Chromium for the time being until I can migrate away altogether. As a close alternative, I am considering some of the Chromium-based projects like Comodo, Iron, and Torch. They use Chromium as the base and add on (or put back) the things that users actually want but Google obstinately refuses.
Apr
15
comment Is it possible to conduct a POST on a server without rebooting it
Who told you that you can POST a system without a reboot? Why didn’t you ask them about the details?
Apr
14
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Yes, I know what you mean. I tried Firefox years ago but was disappointed with how bogged down it got when you add a few extensions. Unfortunately the Chrome devs are trying to strip Chrome down to nothing and offset all functionality to extensions (while at the same time, limiting what extensions can do), so now you have to have dozens and dozens of active extensions for it to do anything. Plus, since they changed it so that absolutely everything gets its own process, there is a lot of extra CPU and memory overhead, making Chrome a fat, bloated, gas-bag. Google is finished.
Apr
13
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Actually, I gave up because the Google devs became horrible, tyrannical fascists who ignore user feedback and do whatever they want, including ruining the browser. The problem is that they are doing those things to the Chromium code, so anything based on it will inherit the negative changes (or else require a lot of work to undo). I’m still using (an old version of) Chrome for now, but will likely eventually switch to Firefox (I intend to keep all of my data, so it’s a lot of work to migrate it all).
Apr
13
comment Shortcut keys of Clover do not work,why?
Sometimes the keys stop working because the window has lost keyboard focus. Simply clicking the window should fix that. If other keys are working and/or clicking the window/tab-bar doesn’t fix it, then it may be a bug. See if the latest version works.
Apr
13
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Clover is great. It’s a little unstable, flicker, and doesn’t have too many features, but it’s pretty wonderful. Being based on Chromium, it shares all the features that made me like Chrome at the beginning. Sadly, I have given up on Chrome, so I don’t know if I can hold out hope for Clover’s future.
Apr
13
comment Strange transparent overlay Windows 7
@Denees, so what was it?
Apr
13
comment svchost.exe taking 25% cpu
It does indeed sound like the DNS service, but it only happens if the HOSTS file is large and has many entries. Also, you cannot stop it once it has started pegging the CPU; you must kill the process. Then you must set it to disabled because simply killing it won’t help since it will immediately start the next time you do anything that requires looking up a domain name. And for the record, it definitely makes DNS lookups faster. Without it enabled, it takes ~3~7 seconds for any given web page to show up every time you start a new session. With it, they’ll show up in ~1 second.
Apr
13
comment svchost.exe taking 25% cpu
What are you talking about? Just delete what? What reboots itself three times in a row? What does the print spooler have to do with this? Can you site any sources to corroborate your claims? This “answer” sounds bogus.
Apr
12
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
You can't contact a "website". I don’t understand what you mean, most websites have a Contact [us] link at the bottom of the page, especially professional companies like banks and such.
Apr
12
comment Access to a disk drive using volume ID instead of a drive letter in Windows
Unfortunately it only works if you have NetBIOS and the RPC Locator running, so this won’t work if you have hardened Windows. In addition, you’ll probably need to keep several network-related services and drivers running to use it (Workstation, Computer Browser, Server, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, NetBT, DHCP, DNS, etc.) This is dumb since these are local volumes. :-|
Apr
12
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
And here's a 3" disk. Yes, 3", not 3.5". Hmm, I hadn’t heard of that one. Granted it’s a narrow, single-purpose, proprietary format (only for Amstrad), but I’m still surprised I hadn’t heard of it because I thought I had seen it all, including an 5MB IBM 350.
Apr
11
comment Search audio file for pattern?
I’m sure there are some plugins that can.
Apr
11
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
What exactly is your question? It looks like you may have up to three questions here: (1) why does TestDisk mention CHS for a memory-card? (2) why does TestDisk report an inconsistency in the card’s structure? (3) How can you fix some file-access problems or something similar?