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bio website synetech.dyndns.org
location Canada
age 36
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen May 11 at 1:48

“Hobby programmer”, though doing it for 20+ years.

Primary languages include

  • Assembler
  • Basic
  • C/C++
  • Pascal
  • PHP

Secondary languages include

  • lots of stuff

Aug
6
answered Adding colors and styles to a Wikipedia username
Aug
6
asked Adding colors and styles to a Wikipedia username
Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
21
comment Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
Very nice! I tried them all and they all worked. I don’t like having the bookmark bar always-on since that’s of little use, so I’ll use an extension. Fortunately the extension doesn’t run in a separate process which is good, but the button it makes flickers, so I’ll use the user-script instead (I’ve previously tried using the JavaScript) command stopVideo(), but it didn’t work ఠ_ಠ).
Jul
21
awarded  Scholar
Jul
21
accepted Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
Jul
19
comment Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
Actually, that is something I do with other video sites that don’t have a stop-buffering command. The problem is that not only does it still end up downloading a little, it’s not always easy to click at the end anyway. If the video is long, even clicking as close to the end as you can, you could still end up a couple of minutes from the end, which is a waste of bandwidth if you have decided not to keep watching. You can switch to full-screen and click the now-longer time bar, but even then, doing any/all of this takes an extra few seconds which YouTube spends continually downloading.
Jul
19
comment Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
And doesn’t do anything anyway. I just tested it and it still keeps buffering when paused and of course without the context-menu (or any other way) to stop it.
Jul
1
comment Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
Yes, I prefer to download anything I expect to keep (that way I can watch it in VLC and increase the speed). But it doesn’t really help with generic videos. I have a feeling that we’ll end up having to install yet another extension or script to fix yet another problem with a Google product. ¬_¬
Jul
1
awarded  Organizer
Jul
1
revised YouTube stutters and stops frequently
Fixed some spelling and grammar, adjusted tags, and added a related question.
Jul
1
awarded  Student
Jul
1
asked Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos
Jul
1
suggested suggested edit on YouTube stutters and stops frequently
Jan
29
comment Turning off Google search results indirection
When testing an anti-tracking script/extension, make sure not to fall for Google’s deceptive tracker-hiding. When you do a search, hovering the cursor over a link shows the correct URL, but clicking causes it to revert to the tracking server. When you install a script, you can make sure it is actually working by right-clicking a link before looking at the status bubble. Also, note that Web Search isn’t the only Google site that does this; GMail, Image Search, YouTube, etc. do it as well, but most anti-tracking scripts only support Web Search. Make sure to use one that is pan-Google.
Sep
17
awarded  Caucus
Sep
17
awarded  Constituent
Aug
30
comment Why is Google not accepting my phone number?
Why are you using the 1 prefix at all? Have you tried using just 53390XXXXX, 533-90X-XXXX, or (533) 90X-XXXX?
Aug
3
awarded  Yearling
Aug
2
comment Gray pixels in YouTube video
Then hopefully it will do a better job converting from H.264 or XviD than from WMV.