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bio website synetech.dyndns.org
location Canada
age 35
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“Hobby programmer”, though doing it for 20+ years.

Primary languages include

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

Secondary languages include

  • lots of stuff

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.
Aug
2
comment Gray pixels in YouTube video
I doubt that they keep the original; they probably only keep a high-quality MP4 version.
Aug
2
answered Gray pixels in YouTube video
Aug
2
comment Gray pixels in YouTube video
@John, you are not watching the YouTube video on your computer, you are watching the original video. The one on YouTube is a converted copy of your video, and obviously something went wrong during the conversion. Try deleting the video and uploading (the original) again. If that still doesn’t work, try converting it on your own computer and uploading the converted version to YouTube.
Jul
20
comment How to configure Hotmail to delete emails on server?
It took me a few minutes to even find the link to add another account. :-)
Jul
20
answered How to configure Hotmail to delete emails on server?
Jul
20
comment How to configure Hotmail to delete emails on server?
@Matteo, yes, Hotmail is the client. He is downloading emails from another account to Hotmail.