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Thank you.
Currently, I feel I'm not yet at the stage of writing a truly great article, but I hope that some of my contributions make some decent articles more decent, some good articles a bit better, and some close-to-decent articles a litle bit closer-to-decent. I'll have a look at some of the links you provided, most imp. the tutorial. the conventions, and the manual of style.
I hope I didn't screw up at signing, i.e. that I remembered to sign all my contributions to discussion pages, and did not sign any changes to an article proper.

As of 2011-Mar-03, I have changed my signature a bit. Its meaning is the same but I made it more IP-style, and I added a link to my contributions. - User. 17:29, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

As of 2011-Mar-25, I have assumed a different name, which doesn't raise any ambiguity issues. From now on, I shall be known as One.Ouch.Zero.

So I screwed up... Hurt me![edit]

If I did something wrong, feel free to drop me a note here below. That will pop-up the "new message on talk page" line on my next WP visit and get my attention. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 08:51, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


The four users at are placeholder names[citation needed], like John Doe. A search enginereturned the link when I was searching for more streamlined versions of my former WP account name.

(Resolved) WP callsign advice please?[edit]

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Thank you Chzz. You gave me good advice about the pitfalls of some account names, including my old one.
- ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 08:51, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


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You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

You have been trouted for: your reply at the Help Desk. LOL. Behave.-- Obsidi♠n Soul 11:06, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your silly commentary at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Quinvigesimal. I needed that! Dennis The Tiger (Rawr and stuff) 02:09, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
For the record, I typed "articel" accidentally, and sometimes I type "teh" by accident. So I went back and swapped the two last letters of more words, which resulted in my "deleet" vote. Leet? Not at all unless I add any more mistyped words. so I was bold and did. Of course it was the two last letters all the time...
And then, Dricherby added the "The standard is notability..." remark, which can be read as "'Useless' doesn't hinder notability" (which was ofcourse not intended) so I had to add a few words why I see the 1/2 issue as more severe than the 1/3 issue of decimal notation, and that a useless system won't be widely used, and that will actually hinder its notability. And of course I had to throw some more puns in, like 'not ability' and 'All Your Base'.
BTW, I was about to list Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Real Digital as a sauce-related discussion as well... - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 09:11, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Right now, I'm slightly tempted to add that "neither binary, nor base-25, nor decimal can express 9/11 as a terminating x-imal fraction" and cite that discussion as source of 9/11 Humour, but that matter is too serious. I commented on a more serious flaw instead. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain)

Quick Windows questions[edit]

I noticed in a recent post of yours on the Computing refdesk that you said "Well, maybe not the kind who got suckered into buying Vista, then 7, and now 8." Are you saying you dislike those three OSes? I'm the same way (still using XP on a six-year-old laptop), and I enjoy finding people who think the same about everything past XP so far. What are your reasons for disliking them? Thanks for answering :) -- (talk) 19:19, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Let's look at this (mildly NSFW):
Say the bicycle is a Pentium III with 256 megabytes of RAM and an 80-gigabyte EIDE HDD, and the bike is a 3-gigahertz quad core with 8 gigabytes of RAM and a RAID of four 2-terabyte SATA HDDs.
Let's assume further that Windows XP is the girl on the former, and Vista (or 7 / 8) is the girl on the latter.
Now let's assume that Micro$oft keeps telling us that the machine with 7 is faster than the one with XP. Which they actually do. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 07:04, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
More seriously:
First of all, memory usage of many OSes is, to put it mildly, absurd.
XP was quite bad in that regard when it came out, mostly because it was the first "NT" OS for desktop PCs. Before XP, one used to have 98, which came with its own DOS, and took about 16 megabytes of RAM and 120 on the HDD to run almost decently. XP, however, took 128 megabytes of RAM and more than 1G on the HDD. Not the minimum figures but the ones for decent performance. I was a late adopter to XP as well (late 2005/early 2006). By then, PCs were quite XP-capable.
Vista was quite disgusting. It was like MS doubted themselves that they could make anything better than XP. They started with a name of "Longhorn."(WTF?) On top of that, Vista came with a RAM footprint of 512M (and that was more sluggish than XP at 128) and an out-of-this-world 15G on the HDD. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 07:04, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

61453 ?[edit]

What did you mean by this comment, here : Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Mathematics/2013_January_3#Cell_phone_pre-paid_card_optimization ? StuRat (talk) 00:40, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Convert it into hexadecimal. ;) - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 08:34, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Very good, leaves me hungry for more. Have you heard this one ? "Why do programmers confuse Christmas with Halloween ?" StuRat (talk) 04:27, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
cause 25DEC = 31OCT. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 17:54, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Very good. Had you heard that before or just figured it out ? StuRat (talk) 18:33, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Not that good. I read it somewhere on the WWW. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 21:19, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
What's a whopping 14 times as good as Windows 7? - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 18:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Windows 98. StuRat (talk) 18:33, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, if you take the features per gigabyte as your measuring stick, at least. And Windows 8, well, make me think that the feature set has stopped growing and will approach a Big Crunch eventually. BTW, did you see my "ass" pun on RF/S?
As much as I enjoy IT puns, it's time to go back to building a 'pedia or spread some knowledge on the RDs. See you there... - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 21:19, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Nope, missed that one. StuRat (talk) 21:35, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

System Restore[edit]

I recently read your Firefox question on the Computing reference desk. It is never a good idea to use System Restore on such a small problem; Firefox's data is self-contained and could have been fixed if we had more information or a screenshot of what was happening. I recommend only using System Restore for serious problems, such as a virus that you can't remove or a deleted critical file (which you should be keeping backups of anyway). If you're using Windows 7, you can easily make backups of your Firefox profile (all the files specific to yourself, such as bookmarks, preferences, and history) by going to "C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" (or, depending on your system, "C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore" and looking for the "Profiles" folder within the "Mozilla" folder) and copying whatever folders are there. -- (talk) 15:49, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, that's why I was looking for a solution without the "big guns" - but it was quite pressing at that time and I decided, "better restore it now and be done with it than restore it later and accidentally undo things I don't want to undo" (oops, it wasn't even system restore, but I restored an image , which was no older than 2 hours when I dragged the tab, even newer than the latest restore point, so I didn't even undo anything significant before (except the RD/C history entry) )
And my OS partition has only 2.5 gigabytes of files anyway, it doesn't take that long even on that old "granny surfs the internet" kind of rig - 3 to 4 minutes.
I'll add the Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder (I found it) to the daily backup plan - that should work next time. - ¡Ouch! (hurt me / more pain) 07:23, 11 September 2013 (UTC)