Matthew Read

Ontario, Canada

Age: 27

I'm a Software Engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo, currently working at BlackBerry on the BlackBerry 10 Simulator.

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answered Can my companions take items out of legacy storage?
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comment Why do Major keys contain minor chords?
@user3328660 And a chord is any set of two or more notes played together. A chord is "within" or "part of" a key when it is composed of notes originating from that key. Major keys and Major chords are not strictly related concepts, nothing about Major keys means they can't have minor chords.
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comment How to stop automatic download?
@inspiral Ah, that last bit is quite unfortunate. You'd think firewalls would be capable of terminating open connections. In any case I wish I could be more helpful, but I'm purposefully running the old client to avoid BitRaider! There are other settings in that file that you could tweak but I guess you'd have to experiment. Maybe it's also possible to kill the launcher/BR task once the game is running ... I would assume the new launcher starts swtor.exe as an independent process, like the old one does.
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answered How to stop automatic download?
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revised How does hard mode work?
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comment USB stick appearing as hard disk drive, not removable storage device
@Ayodhya I understand how to click the button. It doesn't work.
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comment Losing points for downvoting an answer?
IIRC, rep gained/lost from your own posts is reversed if the post is deleted within 3 months. Downvotes are always refunded to the voters when a post is deleted.
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comment I think we should start allowing the analysis of (all? some?) musical works
@JCPedroza It might be possible to determine the factors that make such questions great and build our guidelines around them. I do not have anything concrete at the moment. I also don't think it is so clear -- there are several members vocally in favor of this, several members who are continuing to close and resist re-opening of such questions, and a whole lot of discussion (which is great).
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comment I think we should start allowing the analysis of (all? some?) musical works
@JCPedroza Questions like "How can I identify scales?" have always been on-topic. Analysis, as a whole, is not off-topic.
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comment I think we should start allowing the analysis of (all? some?) musical works
@BobBroadley I think so. I've definitely seen some great musicology questions accepted or re-opened in the past couple months, though an example escapes me at the moment. There are very few times when I disagree with a re-opening, but in those cases it's my job to accept the community decision unless there is a serious issue beyond the topic of the question. It might be possible to determine the factors that make such questions great and build our guidelines around them -- but I think it has more to do with the nature of the question than who the composer is, as proposed here.
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comment I think we should start allowing the analysis of (all? some?) musical works
Hmm. That is something I think we might need to discuss further. I'd absolutely want to point the asker to the "general" question, but I think close-as-duplicate is meant for closely matching questions rather than "You will be able to answer your question by learning the teachniques posted as answers to this other question".
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comment I think we should start allowing the analysis of (all? some?) musical works
I definitely favor those sorts of questions. Teach a man to fish, and all that. Here is more detail on that analogy if you are interested :)
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