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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.


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?
Apr
11
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
Your phone may have “initialized” it. If it it empty, try formatting it with the computer. If it is not, try transferring the data to the computer, then formatting it with the computer (especially using the SD Format utility I linked to). Moreover, is there an actual problem you were asking about or were you simply curious about the disparity reported by Testdisk? That is, does the card work in your phone? You mentioned having trouble with an app, but that would only relate to the structural disparity if you are unable to access all of the files.
Apr
10
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
Then it’s one of the other causes. Have you tried other cards in your phone? Do they come up wonky? If not, then it is the card itself. That it seems to be formatted as FAT seems highly suspicious; where did you get the card and who formatted it? Is it full? How much of its space have you actually used?
Apr
10
comment Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?
(Regarding the dialog’s implementation, if you are a programmer, note how the dialog is modal and topmost to the originating window, but not other windows. This is due to the overhauled way, using new, non-standard, and even proprietary controls in which Explorer was implemented as of Vista.)
Apr
10
comment Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?
It looks like Office may have a similar problem.
Apr
10
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
And people balked when I said I still use Outlook Express 6. Who’s laughing now? :-P
Apr
10
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
You should contact your service providers and confirm that they have plans or have already taken the necessary steps to correct the vulnerability I assume by service providers you mean the websites and not ISPs right?
Apr
10
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
Watch for announcements from organizations regarding the status of their systems. That’s fine for grandmas who use one or two sites, but what about the rest of us? :-/ This is exactly the sort of thing that makes me hate the Internet and using and having accounts on numerous sites; the management becomes abhorrent (like when CJB discontinued their free services and I had to go to each and every single site and change my email addresses).
Apr
10
comment Does Heartbleed pose a risk for past HTTPS communications?
@Full Decent, you may want to consider expanding the question to also include the situation in which there is no particular past wire-tapping. Then it would apply to a wider audience and garner more attention.
Apr
10
comment Does Heartbleed pose a risk for past HTTPS communications?
Not really, this fits perfectly well here; it just needs a bit of re-wording: Do I have to worry about affected sites that I used before (read weeks or months ago)?
Apr
10
comment How to setup Apache HTTP server with the vulnerable OpenSSL
Just use the vulnerable version, making sure to include the heartbeat extension.
Apr
10
comment Why is Safely Remove Hardware so slow?
That’s a good explanation, but it still takes the same amount of (long) time even if there is only a single drive. It does seem to pop up slightly faster if you click it a second time, but it still takes a while.
Apr
7
comment Apply styles to pages in Chrome before extensions load
Just because the program can’t run doesn’t mean it’s desirable to have the tasks trying to run them. If you remove permissions from googleupdate.exe, then it won’t be able to run, but then you’ll probably get errors every few minutes in the Event Log or elsewhere. If the tasks are not getting re-created, then some change you have made has prevented Chrome from doing so. That’s a good thing. :-) (Especially since they go out of their way to make it hard to not auto-update.)
Apr
6
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
The problem is well known. Maybe, but that doesn’t mean that even people who are familiar with it, let alone those who are not can simply up and diagnose it without a link to a page with the appropriate steps. If you refer to something like that, then it is appropriate to link to it rather than just expect people to go off and look it up for themselves. If that’s what you expect, then you should just mention it in a comment, not an answer.
Apr
6
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
@Boris_yo - You want your page file to be filled No you don’t; you want the physical RAM filled before touching the disk.
Apr
6
comment Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP
Stage 3: Anti-malware service stopped. You can no longer start the anti-malware service But they specifically said that things would continue to work, just not be updated and thus, potentially vulnerable. By blocking it from running it, they are countering what they promised. Their excuse is probably something like “the defs will be outdated, so letting users continue to run it would give them a false sense of security” or some BS like that. That’s BS because by now, users already know full-well that it’s old and no longer updated, not to mention even old defs still catch old viruses. ◔_◔
Apr
6
comment Accidentally deleted ALL Chrome cookies while trying to view some
Unfortunately the Google devs have decided that we are not allowed to have user stylesheets even though every other browser has had them since browsers were invented. They have decided that they know better than all of the users combined and we may not have them anymore even though they have provided all kinds of functions like UI and accessibility fixes and enhancements. Therefore, this won’t work on newer versions of Chrome, and worse, you cannot even accomplish it with a style extension because those won’t apply to internal pages. I guess the Chrome devs want to lose all of your cookies.
Apr
5
comment Encrypting a VM and folder
Actually, this seems to meet your needs. Your primary concern is that the VM does not run on unauthorized hosts. By encrypting the .vhdx file, you ensure that it will only be readable if the appropriate key is available to decrypt it. This has the advantage of not needing to mess with keys or VM-specific attributes, so it should work on any system with TrueCrypt installed (of course your not limited to TrueCrypt, so you could even use BitLocker or any other encryption system).
Apr
5
comment Apply styles to pages in Chrome before extensions load
Maybe they changed it in a version after I first noticed it re-creating them. Or maybe they exist on your system now. Just don’t go to chrome://about or it will almost certainly re-create them (even if GoogleUpdate.exe can’t run).