Tom Wijsman

Belgium

Age: 25

I regularly visit Stack Exchange to help out people with their questions and help maintain the community. Located in Belgium, I am studying Computer Science at the University of Antwerp.

When I think a post can be improved I will try to do so by fixing grammatical or spelling errors, clarifying meaning without changing it, correcting minor mistakes, adding related resources or links. For the less obvious things of those I will leave a note in the edit, click on the date to see this.

I will only edit content in posts once, and let the author or other users be free to choose to rollback; when there are opposing views, we can raise this to meta to let the majority decide which revision of the post they want.

This will be done with respect of the original author and when I'm sure enough that it would only improve the post, if you need to contact me then you can e-mail me at the following address:

Or if you have enough reputation, try to send me a message with @TomWij on the Super User Chat where I am usually when I am online.

Have a nice day! :)

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comment My computer isn't starting anymore
Hmm, since it asks which settings to load at ASUS presentation screen yet another scenario is that the BIOS battery circuit somehow failed to keep the BIOS settings. In this case, the computer may not be booting because some BIOS setting is wrong. You will want to reset the BIOS settings and correctly set them again; one of the more important settings, is to choose the right AHCI mode (often the one option is slow / non-booting, the other is fast / boots).
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comment My computer isn't starting anymore
Not an expert in this, but there's two things that jump to mind. A badly designed case, fan, ... could yield static electricity that may have caused damage to other electronics in the computer. You may be using too much in the sockets (since adding the fan) which causes spikes or drops in the power supplied to the computer. Iotw; disconnect everything from the sockets and disconnect everything in the computer, then try to build up a minimal system and see if that works. If it does, something extra is broken or power is unstable. If it doesn't, something of the computer is broken or unstable.
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answered Why do I get 0xc0000098 while booting Windows 7?
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revised Why do I get 0xc0000098 while booting Windows 7?
Removed redundant words for clarity. Asking help scares away help. Your post already shows your name.
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comment My computer isn't starting anymore
Check if all the cables are properly attached. Check if the PSU is strong enough to feed an additional fan.
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comment Why don't verification images/CAPTCHAs load behind a proxy?
An opinion-based question with unclear details yields no satisfaction.
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revised Autograding: Catching all output from code in linux
Added java tag.
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comment Autograding: Catching all output from code in linux
You've removed your question on SU; just wanted to say, you might want to look into strace (and ltrace) if you want to learn how to do this with a binary. It can show you all the file descriptors read and written to; so you can capture the log, then grep for the files it opens to write to. But yeah; if you've got access to the source code, it gets a lot easier as you can just hook/replace something. Adding the tag Java to avoid answers for other programming languages...
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comment Using Laptop Solely for VNC Connection to Desktop
@MichaelHays: These are instructions; if a part is unclear, feel free to ask about it. As for research, you could attempt to set this up to try this out in a virtual machine. Make sure you don't activate the Windows in the VM if you do that.
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comment Why don't verification images/CAPTCHAs load behind a proxy?
Whether a proxy is useful for a certain task depends on its type. Javascript needs to be proxied in order for CAPTCHAs to load. A lot of web proxies keep Javascript as is or disable it, they don't proxy it. It is as clear as the answer can provide, the rest are opinions.
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revised Why don't verification images/CAPTCHAs load behind a proxy?
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comment Why don't verification images/CAPTCHAs load behind a proxy?
@ToughGonzo: Most web proxies don't rewrite the URL the CAPTCHA system uses properly, because they don't proxy javascript. Most other proxies already did too many requests or are known and therefore blacklisted. Wouldn't surprise me if there were more measures in place to avoid abuse. Do not expect the world most famous CAPTCHA system to be easily fooled by proxies...
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comment How to boot from DVD Lenovo W540
Does the installation medium even work on other computers or a virtual machine?
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answered How to boot from DVD Lenovo W540
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comment How do I install Win2D in visual studio?
Not sure if you need a newer or older .NET; make sure you have any updates to .NET (eg. 4.5.1, 4.5.2), as well as that the project targets that before trying out older versions.
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answered How do I install Win2D in visual studio?
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comment How can I remove the embedded building blocks (therefore reducing the file size) (while keeping the content of the building blocks) of a Word file?
What do you see if you open the file with notepad? You might identify something that takes a lot of space.
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revised How can I remove the embedded building blocks (therefore reducing the file size) (while keeping the content of the building blocks) of a Word file?
Inserted a small bit of formatting.
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comment Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset
Try a very old driver to see if that makes a change.
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comment Why don't verification images/CAPTCHAs load behind a proxy?
I do. Could you elaborate us instead? Please provide example captchas and proxies?
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