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Jun
2
revised Where does power consumption go in a computer?
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Jun
2
comment How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?
Google's "Manager Certificates" screen is a wrapper around Window's Certificate Manager (certmgr.msc). Both expose the same underlying concept: if you want to trust an untrusted certificate, you trust it by added it to the trusted store.
Jun
2
answered Where does power consumption go in a computer?
Jun
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revised How to make Google Chrome honor my Windows DPI setting?
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May
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revised How to make Google Chrome honor my Windows DPI setting?
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May
24
comment How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
i think everyone's missing the fact that i run other software at the Low Mandatory Integrity level; programs besides ie and Chrome (or FireFox). Example is a media player; i want code execution from a buffer overflow in a codec to not be allowed to write to anything except the two allowed locations. And i definitely don't want the code to be able to write to my Downloads folder, my Temp folder, or be able to modify settings related to Firefox. i should not be lifting security barriers on my computer to make one program work, the program should bend to the security barriers.
May
24
revised pfSense: How to route traffic out the WAN port?
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May
24
asked pfSense: How to route traffic out the WAN port?
May
23
comment How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
It doesn't matter the number of common locations you removed Low Integrity protection from. Adding certain locations to be no longer protected is defeating the purpose of protected mode. You made a judgement call in your own mind that writing to Temp, and the Mozilla AppData folder is an acceptable tradeoff; because we all know that really we want to prevent programs from accessing Windows and ProgramFiles. Problem is: i don't know what FF stores in AppData\Mozilla, but i sure don't want malware poisoning the update URLs or modifying my extensions. That's the point of security.
May
15
revised How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
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May
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comment How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
But having said all that, i still give the article a +1, because it helps to illustrate how Low privelage applications can only write to specific locations. But once again: Do not what this answer says. It's an example of a bad solution - like changing the permissions on Windows & Program Files folder to allow everyone full access, because one program wants to be able to write there. You're making things worse.
May
15
comment How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
It should be noted, to anyone coming along, that performing these steps will essentially defeat the purpose of "proteted mode Firefox". By allowing FireFox to write to other locations (Temp, Mozilla, Downloads) you remove the purpose of having FF running at the Low mandatory integrity level. What's worse is that now all low privilege applications (i.e. ie, Chrome, my media player) can write to those locations. In other words: not only do you not gain anything here, you actually lose security. You're better off running FF as a standard user, and leaving the other folders alone.
May
10
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Apr
28
revised KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?
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Apr
28
comment KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?
i know it could be the fault of Explorer. But Windows ships with an application compatibility list containing over 1,300 applications. i'm confident that a 3rd party product is doing something wrong, and Microsoft is shipping a fix to work around someone else's bug. Adobe products themselves get 25 appcompat fixes.
Apr
28
asked KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?
Apr
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comment How to resize Yahoo Messenger window?
+1 for oldversion.com - i didn't know about that i got version 8 of Ygly. It still had ads, doesn't support high-dpi mode (so everything is impossibly tiny to read), and it doesn't allow resizing. But it is a little bit shorter. So that's good.
Apr
23
comment How to resize Yahoo Messenger window?
@honk, @studiohack: i use Y!, not because it's a good product, but because it's the only product that can send SMS (i.e. text messages) for free. (Live Messenger gives an error message with the person i want to message, Skype requires credits)
Apr
23
comment How to resize Yahoo Messenger window?
@studiohack i did obscure my e-mail address. And by obscuring it, i changed it. i guess you don't know who Joel Splosky is. And my subtle joke fails.
Apr
23
revised How to force high-dpi scaling?
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