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Biting at the ankles of giants: developer, musician, academic.


Mar
29
comment Chrome extension icons fritzing out
Thanks @Synetech— good advice. What I outline below fixed the problem for me.
Mar
29
answered Chrome extension icons fritzing out
Mar
29
asked Chrome extension icons fritzing out
Feb
10
awarded  Supporter
Sep
8
comment How to find and remove “spicy” media files from my PC
@FastAl I'm going to have to call 'scaremongering' on that one.
Sep
6
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
I have to admit I'm a bit disappointed to see this closed. I think there's an interesting discussion to be had about maximizing the success of such a search, even though it's, yes, obviously not possible to separate these categories with anything like 100% success. Are there any system flags, sizes, filetypes (jpeg more than png?) or other things such a search could look for? Maybe this is better asked on StackOverflow?
Sep
5
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
@Piskvor The long one is what a photo from a content-managed website looks like (Facebook, etc) when you drag it to your desktop. The shorter one is a format similar to how pictures are named when you take them off a camera's SD card.
Sep
5
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
That might be true, but it's not what the OP is asking.
Sep
5
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
I think you're misunderstanding the intent: The idea is that the performer is intentionally giving the software access to these files. So we don't want a "safe" way, we want an "unsafe" one. Good point about the favicons, though.
Sep
5
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
Perhaps a scoring mechanism which (among other things) gives higher weight to directory paths including names like "stuff", "pers", "old", or "faxes"?
Sep
5
comment Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
Is there a way to do this? I mean, files named mEk202Wa3ptvozmqWeABYP7No1_500.jpeg are a natural hit (though it will take some thinking to have software tell the difference between that and MSC1601.jpg which would be a camera file). But, there's nothing in the file metadata that says where it came from, is there?
Sep
5
awarded  Student
Sep
5
asked Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't?
Sep
5
comment How to find and remove “spicy” media files from my PC
@Joel Unrecommended! Be honest about how looking at 'spicy' stuff is ok (although get rid of the horses, ja) and don't freak out. If she's mega-threatened by you being your own separate person, you'll have bigger fish to fry.
Sep
5
awarded  Autobiographer