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Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: December 22, 2018, 03:15 PM »
Apologies for the late response, but please accept my congratulations, Mr and Ms Mouser

Married life is an adventure. May yours be a good one!

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General Software Discussion / Re: More Ads in Windows 10
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:18 AM »
I've got Windows 10 Home on a Desktop at home, and I haven't seen any Ads, but then I run a bunch of heavy duty "Tweakers".

At work Windows 10 Enterprise has never shown any Ads (of course).
Also, the Enterprise Edition actually quite a good OS, whereas the Home Edition is a p.o.c.

I spend so much time trying to prevent "upgrades" getting installed at home that I'm planning on going back to Windows 7, even if it it means reformat and restore from an old backup.

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After 6 or 7 days I went back to Windows 7.
The aggravation level of Windows 10 was too high. Of course there were a whole lot of prompts:
“Why?” - I told them ;)
“maybe an update will help?” - No Thanks.

Eventually my laptop rebooted into Windows 7. Aaah :D

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On New Years Eve I decided to make use of this upgrade on one of the two laptops I have in my household which can run Windows 10.

I still dislike Windows 10, that especially since Classic Shell is no longer being actively updated, and I can't justify the cost of the Pro Edition at home.

Well, I have 7 or so days to decide whether to return to Windows 7, and I'll probably do that. Maybe I'll revisit Windows 10 when it is finally rolled out at work. Oh well... :huh:

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Living Room / Re: mozilla asking for donation in new tab page
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:44 AM »
I haven't seen it yet, maybe because I'm on Firefox ESR.

That's like adding insult to injury after shafting the users of the most popular old style add-ons with the "shiny fast" new version.
 

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Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:38 PM »
Straight outta say what?

From interpersonal.stackexchange.com:

How to tell a close friend and partner in business that I'm seeing his ex-girlfriend?

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The way the malware was delivered on top of a legitimate software update is quite scary.

What next, malware with Windows Updates? Oh wait, Windows 10 updates... :-\

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

I don't view the actors in the movies as anything according to the descriptions in the novels.  Lestat is also not described in a way that would make one think "Tom Cruise", but he was excellent in the role.  I find that those who look at the novels in the same manner as the movie/TV series end up being disappointed by what is truthfully in my opinion the most superficial thing about the descriptions.

I just find it amusing while I'm reading the author's description. It wouldn't stop me from enjoying a movie with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

MilesAhead - I actually never realized Daniel Craig was not "tall/tough". I actually enjoyed his portrayal as Bond, I thought he was one of the better Bonds, excluding Sean Connery of course.

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:05 PM »
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.

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Every time i see something like this about Windows 10, it makes me even more reluctant to "upgrade" from Windows 7.

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Sad to hear that. Cyberfox was one of the few 64-bit browsers I had on my home machine. Actually installed it instead of running the portable version.

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Living Room / Re: AI Assistant is just selling gimmick
« on: February 03, 2017, 12:29 PM »
I tend to feel stupid talking to a machine, but maybe that's just me... :-[

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General Software Discussion / Powershell now open source!
« on: October 06, 2016, 01:37 PM »
From Rob van der Woude's scripting website:

PowerShell is now Open Source and available for Linux - here it is on github.

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Living Room / Re: What other forums do you participate in?
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:28 PM »
Well, I'm not sure if it can be called "participate", since I usually find what I'm looking for before asking a question, but Stack Overflow and some of its related sites. Actually, I'm almost afraid to ask questions there  :-[

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SysExporter looks very useful, thanks for the mini-review.

There is a small freeware portable utility called GetWindowText, that can grab text from several Windows Controls, including directory trees and list views, but it is not as fully-featured as SysExporter.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: September 26, 2016, 12:54 PM »
Arizona Hot, thanks for the "What to do when you hate Windows 10" link.  :Thmbsup:

I didn't realize that you could no longer easily go back to a previous version of Windows during the first 31 days (From Point 4 of the article). This will make me think twice before upgrading to Windows 10. Fortunately I keep my OS and Data on separate partitions, so the "Nuclear Option" of returning to Windows 7 is easier.

The comments section of the PC World article also makes interesting reading, it seems very few people are totally happy without having to do some workaround with Windows 10.

Is anyone here really happy with vanilla Windows 10?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: September 26, 2016, 11:46 AM »

Anyone here still using Win 7?


Yes, on most of my home PCs and laptops. My one "excuse" is that my work is on Windows 7 (and they are unlikely to upgrade for some time). I also quite like Win 7.

I only upgraded one computer to Windows 10, an oldish Lenovo Thinkpad which I'd previously updated from Vista to Win 7. It runs horribly slow, but I know that is because of the hardware - and it probably could do with a fresh install.

I'm vaguely tempted to update one of my faster machines (both with i5 processors and enough memory and disk space) to Windows 10, but can't decide between my laptop which I mainly use to sync with my iPhone and manage media, or my Primary Desktop. I have a secondary desktop, but that dual boots between Windows XP and Windows 7, and I really need to move the one or two programs off XP onto Windows 7.




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Wow Curt, that is an impressive list of addons :Thmbsup:. I'll have to give some of them a try.

I'm on Firefox 48.0 as my primary browser.
I've also tried CyberFox, but I'm finding the update mechanism to be a pain.
Palemoon is quite decent.
I keep an installation of FireFox ESR as a backup, and use the latest PortableApps version so I don't have to mess around with multiple profiles more than necessary.

From the host of other replies, it seems that there are a bunch of options to keep using unsigned addons.

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Living Room / Re: Ghacks looks at software giveaway sites
« on: July 29, 2016, 02:47 PM »
I tend to look at Giveaway Radar first as an overview. Even though it is not always accurate about freebies on BitsDuJour. Previously I used to wait for BitsDuJour's daily email which was sometimes  delayed. The daily email gives the discounted or free prices at a glance. I'm not advertising it, as it could be considered spam by some :D.

Giveaway of the Day has definitely gone downhill - with some of the Giveaways being 3 to 6 month licenses only - after that "license" period the software expires. I prefer the old "no support, no expiry" freebies.

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: July 24, 2016, 04:42 PM »
Two books which I've been reading for a while now (although I have finished a handful in-between):

 Columbine by Dave Cullen - heavy, in depth look without sensationalism.
 and
 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - IMO the Jobs biography by which others are measured.

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Site/Forum Features / Re: Adding back an Ignore Thread feature?
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:31 AM »
That might be useful on (very) rare occasions.

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Well deserved recognition   :Thmbsup:

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It is Firefox 43.0.1 not 43.01
US English release notes Firefox 43.0.1

Ah, MilesAhead beat me to it:
Just one item in 43.0.1 notes.  To do with MS signing blah blah

(Edit: although some may prefer yadda yadda)

https://www.mozilla....43.0.1/releasenotes/




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I just updated Firefox to to version 43.01 (released Dec 18, 2015) via the Help About menu. I was expecting 43.0  :huh:
It also appears that there is no release info about the changes for 43.01 on Mozilla at the moment.

Firefox 43.01
Release Notes don't exist, but only:
Firefox 43.0

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Add: passwords hidden behind asterisks
« on: November 04, 2015, 11:35 AM »
+1 on that too. No reason to add that capability to SC

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