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I'm an experienced C++ programmer. B.Sc. student in pure mathematics department in Tel-Aviv university.

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comment How do I delete the Windows Explorer address bar history
For me worked on Windows XP.
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comment Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?
or hours through a p2p file sharing protocol where you get 10 minutes of 10 MB/s and 10 minutes of 0 MB/s). The way to improve this is to take the average weighted by time, not by size.
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comment Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?
@DanielBeck: the whole transfer lasts 150 minutes, so the maximal relative error is 50% in the beginning of the transfer where you can't do any better. At the 54th GB it's just ~14% off of total. (if it takes you 150 minutes, why 20 minutes matter?) Actually a very good estimate...That said, I understand your point. The way to improve this is not weighted moving average because you can't know what size of the window it should be (does this operation expected to take minutes like copying a file,
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comment Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?
@DanielBeck: Not exactly correct. The expected time will gradually increase. The question is how fast will it increase? Well, it depends on the elapsed time. If it was a long operation, e.g. it was already copying for 5 hours, then it won't increase the expectation much. But does the 15 minute inaccuracy matter for 5 hour operation? No. The point is that it gives you the best approximation in terms of relative error. Also you can't do something that will work much better in every scenario.
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comment Deleting all files that do not match a certain pattern - Windows command line
+1 because unlike Joey's works for any pattern!