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I guess the subject is self-explanatory.

I'd think that you should ask a generic question in Site/Forum Features, rather than singling someone out in this way.  Not very much in the spirit of DC, I don't think.

You're right. It wasn't my best behavior. I am sorry.

Is there a way to not be notified about some specific user's posts?

Living Room / Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:34 PM »
But they wouldn't do that, right?

Of course they wouldn't.

BTW, I have this great piece of real estate, and I have this little cash-flow problem, so I'm willing to impart the property at a fraction of its real value. Would you be interested? Of course you would, what am I wondering about? It's really a steal at this price point. Just sign here will you?

Perhaps if he had simply refused to provide any password at all, citing the 5th amendmentw, the judge would not have held him in contempt of court.

Yeah, right. As if constitution means anything anymore...


This morning I can't deleted an exe file.

Do you know tools to delete or kill any process without reinitiating ?

Ask google about "unlocker". It's an application to delete locked files, and offers the option to delete on reboot.

Apparently the "unlocker" I have been using is discontinued, but is still available on many sites. There is also this new one called IObit unlocker ( but that one I did not try.

Is this a new trick to get better pagerank on google or something?

If yes, I submit the proposal for the deletion of the whole thread.


Thank you for your message.

I now spent quite a while reading these posts only to find out that everyone there says my objective could not be achieved.

Would it not have been much more productive to say: "It can't be done" than to make your readers go through all those lengthy posts in the hope of finding a solution to the problem raised in this thread?

Or: If you did find a solution and I overlooked it, maybe just simply post it here how to do it?

Let me apologize on behalf of all the long-posters.
To prove our sincerity, from now on I'll be there whenever you type an url in the address bar, and duly press the alt button, so that you can always open the url in a new tab, by just pressing enter.
While I'm there, would you like some coffee or some snacks to go with the service?
Also let me apologize once again, for this answer took 4 sentences, one of which was too long.

Living Room / Re: Windows S and Surface Laptop
« on: May 04, 2017, 02:03 AM »
[sarcasm]Offering the choice of browsers between Edge, Edge, and of course, the Edge, I can already see what a huge success it will be.[/sarcasm]

General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a new browser
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:13 AM »
My piece of advice on the matter is to use firefox ESR for a year, and then to move on to Opera.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:01 PM »
Which is dead.
Again, exaggerating does not help.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Firefox 57 won't support XUL anymore.
Why would anyone use a Firefox version other than ESR is beyond me.

Firefox 52 based ESR will be around for a long while.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:27 AM »
DownThemAll will be gone soon, sadly. Thank you, Mozilla.

But why? Care to elaborate?

Living Room / Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« on: January 24, 2017, 08:05 AM »
Guaranteed purchase once every two years. Clever...

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:42 PM »
+1 for the FireFox plugin 'DownThemAll'

Use a browser which does not introduce changes every six weeks, and you'll have more time for non-virtual aspects of your life.

I'll deal with the unsigned add-on clusterjoy around the time of Firefox 53. Not sooner.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:45 AM »
Do we have a way of checking if the disk has spinned down or not? It is so silent that I can't discern spin-up/down.

Living Room / Re: recommendations for a free web host
« on: July 16, 2016, 05:33 AM »
I use zoho for small scale free web hosting and e-mail needs. It's similar to google apps.

so what exactly does zoho provide?  i had a look at their site, but it doesn't look like they actually do the hosting part :huh:

They have templates you can choose from, and you can then customize.

They also offer gmail-like mail services for the domain (as well as a whole gamut of other services).

Living Room / Re: recommendations for a free web host
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:58 AM »
I use zoho for small scale free web hosting and e-mail needs. It's similar to google apps.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:09 AM »
Wow, I added 30% to the battery life, without a single hardware change...

Just changed the background of the translation software (which I run full screen) from white-grey to black-blackish. Now the battery lasts roughly 4 hours instead of the previous 3.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 10, 2016, 02:36 PM »
  • Go through the Services and prune them as much as you can get away with - e.g., according to Win7-64 (or whatever OS version you have now) settings as per BlackViper:
Wow, this site is awesome. Thanks for all the tips, and in particular, for blackviper.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 10, 2016, 08:40 AM »
How can such a modern laptop not support ssd drives?
Reading comments it seems like it does support ssd.

It has SATA 2.0, which has only very crude NCQ support, and no TRIM feature, meaning any SSD I put into the thing would not work fast, and also would wear out much more quickly than otherwise :(

Wasting limited write cycles to non-optimized writes...

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:40 AM »
Something worth considering is buying a laptop specifically designed for long battery life.  If you aren't very particular about other features you may be able to get a used one cheap on ebay..
Being able to move to an ssd would be a side benefit.

Uhh... I'm quite peculiar with my hardware preferences. A huge screen, a large keyboard, win7, and a price cap of $400 (really) were the musts dictating the choice. I'm lucky that newegg gave me this one. And I'd rather stick with it, rather than migrate to a win8+ thingie.

BTW, now that I checked the product page again, I realized it has a built-in card reader. Maybe I can use it like a quasi-ssd, to put the hard drive to sleep after boot.

Living Room / better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 10, 2016, 03:11 AM »
I have this huge laptop with a smallish battery and a not-so-mobile cpu. Therefore I get 2-3 hours of use on a single charge. So I'm trying to be creative with increasing battery life with it.

Of course I did all the usual stuff. The screen brightness is as low as I can use. Power settings are very very conservative.

I thought of replacing the hard drive with an SSD, which would consume a tad less power, but apparently the chipset does not like SSDs, so that wouldn't work.

I'm a translator, so my workload is not heavy on the cpu, but every minute or so, the segment I translate gets written to the disk. So the disk never gets to go to sleep; it's always on.

Then, another idea hit me. What if I made a large ramdrive, and worked on that, letting the disk sleep meanwhile, and at the end of the day, copy the ramdrive back to the disk.

Do you think that would help reducing the power consumption significantly? Would it be worth the bother? Or would I be spending 3 hours to configure a system to a much less reliable state, just to get 5 minutes more battery life?

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