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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: April 07, 2015, 10:27:52 PM
For the record, my dick has never been photographed.

However, if the NSA is truly that desperate for cheap thrills... I will - as part of my patriotic duty - post pics to the forum of their choice for $3,000,000 (tax free). Payment in Bitcoin preferred: 1HQXMMLwvqNH4jrJD7YVMeLx9wqDgSswsi

 cheesy
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 06, 2015, 06:47:46 AM
^Hay, that's Groovy man!
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 03, 2015, 06:58:43 AM
Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.

Can you give a couple of examples of how "fast" affects normal websites? Such as a site (I will load here), and "before and after" aka Spartan vs FF&gang/Chrome&gang/IE/Safari or whatever.

(In all 3 minutes I got before the VM locked up) Testing is strictly - click-->result - subjective. If I have to use a stopwatch to "see" improvement...there ain't none. But for the test sites I used (here/MSN/Bing image search), the get there and load (to usable e.g. I can scroll smoothly) times were as close to instantaneous as anything I've seen. Much faster than IE, FF, or Chrome on the native hardware host machine.

I'm lately deciding UI interface and maybe usability is my number one metric of software. (See my other Kingsoft office post today on the other thread.) So I can't even think of a time when I felt my browser was the culprit for not rendering a page. Often a site will be slow, but the status bar at the bottom will say things like "waiting for site at 3.14.15.926 to load..." so it's not the browser render fault.

Funny thing you mention the status bar...because there ain't one that I can find ... So I can't see where I'm going when hovering over a link. Other than that it hasn't pissed me off, yet..
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 03, 2015, 06:49:00 AM
Posting from within Spartan

Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.

Does it use multiple executables?

Yes, I'm showing 4 listed in TM just to get here - New tab == new .exe instance.
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 02:10:12 PM
Posting this from the new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 b10049 ... It's definitely fast. Really, really fast.
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 01:58:28 PM
(Notice timestamp of post above is/was ~8:00am this morning - And it's now ~3:00pm) Holy Galloping Horse Shit Batman!!! That took forever...but it did work using a .vhd, instead of a .vhdx.
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 06:58:00 AM
Hm... Okay, after a bit of digging at the error code it appears to be a UEFI vs. BIOS issue. And since this is the first time I've tried playing with a .vhdx drive...which doesn't seem to want to let me get into the VM's BIOS...I'm thinking a switch to .vhd (where IIRC the BIOS shows up normally) should (should...) resolve the issue.

Testing theory now.
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 02, 2015, 06:37:43 AM
Now I have an excuse not to VM 10041.  I'll just wait for the 10049 ISO.  Wink

10041 went in just fine (update & clean), it's the jump to 10049 that's killing me. I left the update running last night, and it did a fail and rollback to 10041 again. But at least this time I got an error code (0x8000000A - 0x20003) to play with ... Yay (F...).

34  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 01, 2015, 02:33:15 PM
Update: It finally finished, buy crashing, rolling back, and going up in flames.

FFFFuuuormat C:..
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: April 01, 2015, 01:42:48 PM
10049 Update Taking Forever!

While the 10041 update only took an hour or so ... Going from 10041 to 10049 has - so far - taken over 4 and a half hours ... With no end in sight.

Overall Progress is at 23%
Configuring Settings: done
Setting up: 78%
Applying settings: Yet 2 Go
Setting up a few more things: Yet 2 Go


Disk activity (single 6G/s SATA3 drive) on host machine (it's running in a Hyper-V VM) has been at 100% the entire time.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The conflict of interest that is Google on: April 01, 2015, 11:11:54 AM
^Nailed it!
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: March 31, 2015, 06:48:13 AM
I don't think I could give it a fair test in a VM.  Although I notice for some reason Windows x64 versions of Vista and W7 aren't all that slow in a VM on my Laptop.  But W10 I have to turn off a bunch of services to keep it from stalling.

I'll probably VM the new build today or tomorrow and take a look.

You could cheat and try dual booting to a .vhd for the 10 testing.
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 30, 2015, 06:40:58 AM

One should bear in mind that History is written by the victuals.

huh History was written by food?? ...And I thought that the new math was bad...but this new education system has really got me baffled. Sad
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act on: March 29, 2015, 04:18:44 PM
American Politics...I R Bored!
Patriot Act affects all of us, because of its sheer crazyness.

+1 - It's a mad dog off its leash at best. Glad to see you back man!
40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TV shows thread on: March 28, 2015, 02:29:51 PM
For some light campy mindless fun check out the new iZombie It's a knockoff of the 'Dead Like Me' formula, but very well done IMO.
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 28, 2015, 02:26:13 PM
I'm totally qualified for that job~! °°hic°°°

Hell... I'm even Irish°°~! It°s in my DNA.°°°

I think he°s just a dirty poser! Gimme a bottle and I°ll prove it°!

50/50 Portuguese/German mix here ...(I drive better shitfaced than most people do sober)... And I'll be applying for that job as well! cheesy
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: March 28, 2015, 07:51:23 AM
The User is Drunk

Quote
Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it.
You can't test that. I'll do it for you.

WHAT: I'll get very drunk, and then review your website. I'll send you a document outlining where I thought the website needed help, and a screencast of me going over the website.

How's that for a job?

Considering you have like 3 seconds to either captivate or lose a visitors attention, I think it's a brilliant idea. I see way to many sites that play games with key features that no one should ever have to dig for. They should do this for application design too ... Never ever (Ever...) make the user dig..
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program to override usual window close button with superfast TerminateProcess? on: March 27, 2015, 07:02:28 AM
You can try SuperF4 (free), http://superf4.googlecode.com/.

It is must have app for me. Since I develop programs, many a times they go into infinite loop. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F4 instantly closes them, even faster that opening task manager and searching and killing it.

Now that does look handy! Another (unrelated) item I noticed on the authors website is Elevated Startup. I seem to recall there being several threads discussing a need for what it does...or at least appears to do.
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: March 26, 2015, 06:46:50 AM
No ISO yet.  You have to do the update method:

https://www.tenforums.com...ew-windows-10-builds.html

This doesn't work for me. I can't get build 9926 to update to 10041. The instructions in that link don't do what it says it should do. I don't see a "Preview Builds" tab in Update & Recovery when I follow the instructions.

I missed this earlier, but had the same no preview builds tab showing issue with my VM. I did have some windows updates pending, so I let it install them and it pulled the 10041 update (which was not listed) in with them.


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On an unrelated note, the odd redirect behavior I'd encountered trying to configure Outlook earlier (in the thread) resurfaced after the 10041 update. I typed portal.microsoftonline.com in the browser, and ended up here:
[attachthumb=1]

After getting this error:
[attachimg=2]
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: March 18, 2015, 11:30:13 AM
Maybe the Outlook/Office you were using hadn't all the necessary patches? That would be my first guess.

Yeah, mine too...that's why I did a quick upgrade to Outlook 2010 in case there was a hiccup in 2007's auto config code.


Besides, What version of Exchange is running?

It's a MS Hosted Exchange Server - Office 365 E1 package/Microsoft Cloud service.


If your Outlook is 2 versions older than the Exchange it connects to...your usually SOL.

Understood ... But this is something I've done many times from other OS's (WinXP - 8, phones, tablets, etc.) and never had a problem. It was only the Win 10 VM that wouldn't/couldn't connect. The Win7 VM I tossed together to use also used the same Outlook 2010 install...yet connected just fine. I tried 10 after 7 connected - incase it was a fluke - but still no joy. Last with Friday 10&10 no connect, this Monday, no connect, yesterday I didn't have time to screw with it ... And today (shortly after making to initial post) it strangely connected. But I also didn't get the redirected to a strange new service page when I tried taking Win 10 to the Exchange Online web access page today either..
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: March 18, 2015, 08:01:55 AM
I was going to put this in its own thread, but I guess I'll just toss it in here - Win 10 Outlook & Exchange not playing nice.

Okay, so for reasons that aren't important I needed to setup Outlook to connect to a users (Microsoft Hosted) Exchange mailbox. Being that for fun I though I'd try doing it in the Windows 10 VM ... I started with Outlook 2007 to see if/how compatible it might be. The auto configure ran, found the server, found the account, and then went into a loop prompting me for the credentials, which while correct were not being accepted.

 Being that auto configure was new in/for 2007, I then upgraded it to Outlook 2010, and that too exhibited the same credential prompting ill behavior. I didn't have time to try Office 2013, so that option got skipped. I had to use a copy of 2010 in Windows 7 to get the job done.

One thing I did notice during this is when I attempted to go the hosted Exchange login page (portal.microsoftonline.com) in IE, I got redirected to some other (apparently new) MS service page I've never heard of. So I'm wondering if that redirection - which appears to be buried in the bowels of the OS - is what was killing the Outlook auto config connection. Neither the VM host machine, or any of the other VM's got bounced to this other (odd service that I can't remember the name of - Sorry) page ... And it was a vanilla install of the latest Windows 10 CTP.
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 25x~100x faster 3D printing? on: March 18, 2015, 06:46:56 AM
Okay, that's cool!
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Windows 8 login/lockscreen transparent? on: March 16, 2015, 12:17:43 PM
Is it just me or am I the only person in the world that sees absolutely no use for a lock screen?

I'm a bit baffled by it as well. Locking an active session does for security not require a decorative image of its own.
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 128GB USB 3.0 Flash price/performance/durability recommendations? on: March 13, 2015, 09:49:15 PM
I've had really good luck with the JDV10 style/series of Lexar drive for the past several years. Unfortunately they only seem to go up to 64GB that I know if (I carry a 32 now).

[attachimg=1]

On the plus side, I can vouch for them handling getting wet (motorcycle...) and surviving quite well.
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 13, 2015, 11:11:26 AM
The possibilities of this are hysterical!

Like accidental track changes while jogging..
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