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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Simple network drivemapping utility on: July 30, 2015, 07:39:24 PM
I can do this in Powershell if you want, simple GUI with a textbox for a user name and a Map button.

eg.

[attach=1]

That's the GUI done, but no code behind it.

Give me a few days, (busy weekend).
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 02:19:05 AM
Apparently they're still checking to see if it'll work on one of my computers, (even though it's already running 8.1 which has the same requirements).
 (see attachment in previous post)
And I really doubt it's going to install on the other, (my old netbook), but I think I'll force the issue somewhat by grabbing the ISO  Cool

Just clicked on the SysTray icon on the netbook, (that wouldn't install the previews), and it tells me that "This PC is compatible."

Time for some fun and games.

And please tell us!

I was a little skeptical about whether it would work given the lack of success with the Preview builds on the netbook ... but MS have come through.

Upgrade from Win8.1Pro to Win10Pro via flash drive, (which has x86/x64 versions on it), took about 90-120 minutes and it resulted in a fully activated Win10Pro x86 installation.  Only thing missing seemed to be the Intel 950 graphics driver but going into Device Manager and telling it to update, retrieved it from the internet.
Apart from a couple of programs related to Windows Phone, this was a pretty stock Win8.1Pro installation before upgrading.

Told it to Defer Upgrades and Notify to Restart so I'll see what it does about that.

So, on the netbook: painless upgrade

Next will be my 24/7 TV recorder/downloader/fax computer, also x86, where they're still "validating" the upgrade.  If that goes OK, I might bite the bullet and do the wife's machine  Evil

I think I'll write my will while I still have arms and legs.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Simple network drivemapping utility on: July 29, 2015, 10:37:06 PM
DriveMapper ?

[attach=1]

So basically the same as that but the user only inputs a user name.

Password, network path, and mapped drive letters are static values.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anti-drones are ready on: July 29, 2015, 06:55:05 PM
This one is much better:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjGbOyd2ek" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjGbOyd2ek</a>
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 06:42:52 PM
Apparently they're still checking to see if it'll work on one of my computers, (even though it's already running 8.1 which has the same requirements).

[attach=1]

And I really doubt it's going to install on the other, (my old netbook), but I think I'll force the issue somewhat by grabbing the ISO  Cool

Just clicked on the SysTray icon on the netbook, (that wouldn't install the previews), and it tells me that "This PC is compatible."

Time for some fun and games.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 09:59:48 PM
I'm GMT +10 and as yet, all I've got is that the upgrade is "reserved" on the two machines I'm allowing to auto-upgrade, one of which is on 24/7.

Back to thumb-twiddling mode.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Earth through proxie? on: July 28, 2015, 07:23:49 AM
You need to run Tor as a transparent proxy, there's a couple of ways:
1) You run OpenWRT, Tomato, etc firmware in your router and set it for Tor connectivity;
2) Try using Tallow which will push all your TCP traffic through the Tor network, (unless told otherwise).

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Some uses of Tallow include:

  • "Tor-ifying" applications/programs that were never designed to use Tor. Since Tallow is transparent, the application will not be aware that traffic has been diverted via the Tor network.
  • Filter Circumvention. If you just want to circumvent Internet filtering, and do not care so much about strong anonymity, then Tallow may be appropriate.
  • Better-than-nothing-Tor. Even though Tallow by itself is not a strong anonymity solution, some Tor may still be better than no Tor at all.

Take note though:
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But beware! Unlike the TorBrowserBundle, Tallow does not make any attempt to anonymize content sent though the Tor network. This may include cookies or other information that can identify you. For this reason Tallow is not intended to be a complete strong anonymity solution by itself.

8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm ready to join the HTPC (home theater pc) revolution - what to get? on: July 28, 2015, 07:06:23 AM
What do you guys think about these alibaba products that have enromous specs and cheap prices?  Take this one for example:
8GB RAM
intel i3
fanless/silent
~$300 (see attachment in previous post)

Why not go for an Intel NUC from Newegg?

Comparable prices and a lot closer to home if you find a problem with it.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can Casper really create bootable clone of my Windows disk? on: July 28, 2015, 07:02:32 AM
You could also try disabling the internal HDD in BIOS, (if it allows it), then select the clone for booting.
10  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Not-so-mini review of CrashPlan backup software on: July 28, 2015, 06:59:19 AM
Yes, it's still chugging along here also on my main machine - I suppose I could have taken them up on the initial HDD load, (free for Australia also, which is good), but it wasn't really critical in my case.

It's definitely good to be able to back up everything to the one account: 3 PCs, 1 server, 2 Android tablets, 1 Android phone, and 1 Windows phone.
And be able to access anything, across all of them, from any device.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 06:49:31 AM
If you plan to purchase Windows 10, for instance to install it on a new PC or to upgrade a non-genuine version of Windows to a genuine-one, then you may be interested in the retail pricing of the operating system.

    Windows 10 Home will be available for $119.
    Windows 10 Pro is priced at $199.
    Upgrades from Home to Pro are available for $99.

Hm...  I paid Microsoft merely $30 for 64-bits Windows 8 Professional. What a price increase!

I think you'll find that you bought an upgrade to Windows 8 from the version you were/are running, (Windows 7), the upgrade price for Windows 10 is $0 from Windows 7 or 8(.1) - that's a decrease in price.

The above prices are for retail versions, Windows 8 had a comparable pricing structure: Windows 8 $119; Windows 8 Pro $199.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 26, 2015, 11:38:33 PM
Thanks for confirming it's not just me.

101MB on my laptop (w8), 21m on my 32-bit desktop (w7), and 29k on my 64-bit desktop (w7)

Interesting, I wonder if it's just a Win8 thing?
Using the 32bit version on Win8.1 x64 here.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 26, 2015, 09:30:17 PM
While we've kind of digressed into application memory usage, can I ask what those using the Dropbox client show it's memory usage as?

I installed it today just to sync a few MP3s onto my Lumia 530, (cheap media player), and Task Manager shows it using 140+MB at idle which, quite frankly, is ridiculous considering the iDrive client uses ~26MB and is continuously indexing/uploading atm.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can Casper really create bootable clone of my Windows disk? on: July 26, 2015, 09:16:05 PM
A point of clarification:

... but none of the clones are actually bootable (go into BIOS and choose the newly cloned drive as boot disk).

Are you saying you're trying to boot your system when both the original and clone are connected?

Just wondering because over the years I've always had mixed results doing that, (ie. you essentially have two identical HDDs connected to the system), so much so that the original is now always disconnected, (pull the data cable), when I've cloned a HDD and want to boot off of it.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 26, 2015, 01:24:41 AM
but I'm gonna give Greenshot a go...

I did give it a go... But it apparently uses 15 times the memory used by FScapture, ...

With Greenshot using 13.7MB out of my 12GB and at a cost of $19.95 less than FSCapture, I think I can live with it.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 25, 2015, 11:36:59 PM
... but I'm gonna give Greenshot a go...

You can also run it without installing by extracting the installer using UniExtract and copying the contents of the {app} folder wherever you like.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 24, 2015, 10:03:28 PM
[attach=1]

Win10 Upgrade notification
HDD Sentinel (Highest temp.)
MBAM (Web Protection disabled)
SyncBack Pro (No profiles running, hence the cross)
HDD Sentinel (HDD throughput)
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Bluetooth
CPUTemp (Temp, Load, Freq)
Safe Removal
DeskAngel
FARR
Logitech Gaming Software
GreenShot
CFoSSpeed
DOpus
Lights-Out Client
iDrive client
Everything
Windows Firewall Control
Windows moaning about Update Settings and SmartScreen
Yay! I've got internet access
... and speakers apparently.

Nothing hidden.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: what is this saying? on: July 23, 2015, 10:14:47 PM
I get 07976113222 without screwing around with the audio.  You could probably make it clearer loading into Audacity, decreasing high frequencies, add a little bass, and reduce playback rate.

Quote
Hi, this is Jamie calling career recruitment at (Kingco/Kenco)? Enterprises.

Giving a quick call regarding the application to ???????? (sounds like "leftway") technician vacancy.

If you wouldn't mind calling me back when free, I'm available 07976113222.  Thanks, bye bye.

It would help in future if you provide some sort of context because it sounds like she is applying for a position at your company.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc. on: July 23, 2015, 07:26:05 AM
I'm starting to get the feeling I'm the only one who goes anywhere around here ... oh well, you get to see a little of the Victorian countryside.

Echucaw:

[attachthumb=1]

~2.59MB Sagelight CLAHE: Surreal + Noise Reduction
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: July 23, 2015, 06:30:01 AM
Bit of silliness, though I do agree it should have been the national anthem:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0</a>
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 21, 2015, 10:08:38 PM
I didn't succeed in locating "Shockwave Flash Object" in IE's "Manage add-ons" dialog.

What am I missing?

Did you tell it to show All add-ons?

[attachthumb=1]

* IE11
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk on: July 21, 2015, 10:05:35 PM
An 8TB single drive is a beautiful thing.

Until it dies.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Facebook messenger tool to read all items in a long chat on: July 21, 2015, 10:02:40 PM
I don't use FB so can't test it but this post from July 2015 might get you what you want: Read the first message you ever sent.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Need a script to auto detect display on: July 16, 2015, 08:48:49 PM
4wd your script does exactly what I needed. ...  Thank you so much.

You're welcome, actually you don't even need the script, it can all be done in the shortcut, ie. change the Target field to:

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  1. %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noprofile -executionpolicy bypass -Command "Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorBasicDisplayParams | Out-Null"

Attached below.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: open websites inside a folder from windows explorer on: July 15, 2015, 10:25:14 PM
Works fine here on 8.1Pro x64.

Change it to:
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  1. rem @echo off
  2. chcp 1252
  3. pushd "%~1"
  4. for /f "usebackq tokens=*" %%a in (`dir /b /a-d *.url`) do (start "" "%%~a" && %windir%\system32\ping -n 1 -w 3000 1.1.1.1 >NUL)
  5. pause

What does it show in the output?
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