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551  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Hidden Files on: February 11, 2014, 02:51:04 PM
FWIW - anytime I'm doing a virus scan, I'll run CCleaner and nuke all the temporary files and cookies just to save scan time.

I use ATF-Cleaner for much the same reason. It easily knocks close to an hour off the scan time. I haven't tried it on Win8/81 yet, but its never done me wrong on Win7 and below.
552  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Project Christine - Modular PC from Razer on: February 11, 2014, 02:41:47 PM
Hm... So it's only as future proof as the PCI-Express technology it's based on.

Then there was this bit:
Quote
Each sealed module is entirely self-contained and features active liquid cooling and noise cancelation. With this design, Project Christine’s components can be safely overclocked without voiding warranties

The "sealed modular design" sounded fairly easily hackable, until I got to the liquid cooling bit. That could present some of the wrong kinds of exciting complications.
553  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: February 11, 2014, 07:10:23 AM
Don't know where you are.  I'm in 'the South of Florida'.  Not The South or The Deep South.  That begins to end up around the border.
Back when the History and Discovery channels had less *reality* crap they had shows referring to The South.  Never mentioned Florida.
It was always Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Carolinas ..

I'm in the middle of central Florida. And while "The South" might officially end at the border...straying more than a mile or so off the interstate around here will bring one up to speed real fast about how far south The South really goes. We're talking Rebel flags, Confederate money, a 5th grade education, and 3 teeth per family - that's extended on both sides (assuming there are actually 2 sides...) mind you.

There are places in the national forest here that the cops won't go into with less than 3 vehicles in a caravan.

This is above Orlando? 

Yes, ~80 miles north.

We have Rebels, counterfeit money, many GED's and no teeth per.

We have the Everglades but the cops don't bother chasing.  There's only a few places with semi-potable water any time of year.
If the perps are driving... there's only one western exit... with cops waiting.  Most turn around and face the music.

(hehe) now you're getting it. Florida being a transient state (e.g. most residents are from somewhere else) likes to pretend they're above all that Mason Dixon line shit ... But they're not. We're just as much The South (as the true locals quickly show) as the rest of the (classically held as) Southern states.

Mind you I'm not sayin' that it's good or bad ... I'm simply pointing out that it is. Wink


@IainB - I was actually trying really hard not to use the word 'dialect' ...(as it tends to upset the locals)... But yes it does rather fit.


How many different waters do you see in this photo?
 (see attachment in previous post)

Two?   huh

Agreed. Two waters strikes me as correct also. cheesy
554  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: February 10, 2014, 05:19:28 PM
Don't know where you are.  I'm in 'the South of Florida'.  Not The South or The Deep South.  That begins to end up around the border.
Back when the History and Discovery channels had less *reality* crap they had shows referring to The South.  Never mentioned Florida.
It was always Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Carolinas ..

I'm in the middle of central Florida. And while "The South" might officially end at the border...straying more than a mile or so off the interstate around here will bring one up to speed real fast about how far south The South really goes. We're talking Rebel flags, Confederate money, a 5th grade education, and 3 teeth per family - that's extended on both sides (assuming there are actually 2 sides...) mind you.

There are places in the national forest here that the cops won't go into with less than 3 vehicles in a caravan.
555  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: February 10, 2014, 05:11:19 PM
...Hell man we're in "The South" grammar is so far gone here "the yokels" get close captioned on the history/discovery channel...
If that were true, then I would suggest that the captions might be for the hard of hearing.
If it were not true, then it's a very droll remark.

The accents really are that bad. They can be heard just fine...but they must be translated for those unfamiliar with the tendency to jumble an entire sentence into a single (somewhat long) "word".
556  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tips for Windows 8 (got any?) on: February 10, 2014, 12:49:30 PM
Well, much to my surprise...the brand new HP z420 workstation I got last week with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 just decided to up and forget how to drag and drop anything this morning. It was to the point that I couldn't even resize the columns in a ListView control. But a quick Bing brought up this article which resolved the issue. The only interesting thing was that it took about 5min after making the changes for it to start working again - Damn strange me thinks - but it is working again.


Come to think of it, if the article goes away - don't you just hate when that happens - at some time in the future I'll summarize it here:
Open dcomcnfg from an administrative command prompt.

Component Services-->Computers-->My Computer [Right click] and select properties.

On the COM Security tab click Edit Defaults in the Access Permissions section (it's on top).

Note: If you are on a domain select local computer as location.

Grant Local Access permission to the SYSTEM and INTERACTIVE accounts.

Wait a minute or two and it should come back to life. Why the dramatic SciFi resurrection is necessary is beyond me but that's how it went down ... Or came back up rather.
557  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Whats on your desktop? on: February 10, 2014, 11:55:16 AM
Fascination of old motorcycles:
 (see attachment in previous post)

Damn fine fascination you got there! smiley What's the bike on the wallpaper...it looks (to me) to be Italian but I could be (and probably am) wrong.
558  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Point About Grammar on: February 10, 2014, 11:49:47 AM
Am I the only one that's annoyed by the seemingly decreasing quality of language in "professional" news, articles and general writing?

I really don't care about people making mistakes in forums or informal writing. A lot of people don't speak English as their first language, and that's not a problem. What I find annoying is "professional" media that simply don't know how to use English properly.

e.g.
* Statistical "outlyers". It's "outliers". Sigh...
* "mass nouns" -- They're called "countable" and "uncountable", not "mass".
* Verb agreement

The list goes on and on.

It's just jarring to get "hit" by grammar, spelling, and word choice mistakes that there really is no excuse for.

It's one thing for it to be "the odd time", but it's not. It's all the time.

Am I just super-anal? Is poor grammar really acceptable in professional media?



can't here/scan no pro info, yokel stuffs way 2 boaring to.  smiley

Yokels?! Hell man we're in "The South" grammar is so far gone here "the yokels" get close captioned on the history/discovery channel. God knows why the hell these people are considered fun to watch (much like a train wreck I guess). Jesus Christ man, when people have to be close captioned (e.g. translated for) on the local news because their enunciation is really that bad...there is a serious problem ... And I don't think it in the water either.  cheesy
559  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Has anyone here used Novicorp WinToFlash? on: February 10, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
Any reason you're considering that when there are a few freeware tools that do the same?  I've used both of these successfully:

Rufus
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Second link didn't seem to work (for me).

Abso-freakin-loutely LOVE Rufus' auto update! It gives a straightforward simple yes/no option, and if you dare hit why it has a plain English - 25 words of less... - explanation of what personal info will be getting shared, and for how long. Now, why the hell can't more companies do that!

Hell...I already love the program and I don't even know if it works! It's plum amazing how easy it is to please people if you just quit trying to screw them all the time ... Ain't it?
560  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Continuing with XP on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:04 AM
It occurs to me that "ending support" simply means that you can no longer call MS with technical questions about XP after the April 8th drop dead date. It does not mean that at the stroke of midnight the OS will pack-it-in shutdown and delete itself. So... Why change anything?

If the wife likes using her XP machine, just let her continue. Get the last updates that come out for it (if any), make an image backup of the machine to use in case of emergency ... And carry on as you have been. Sure at some point she will have to go with a new computer. And it will come with a new OS of some kind. But there is no compelling/rational reason to go diving for the fire alarm in an attempt to virtually wedge XP into some other OS. Because the risks of using XP - which will slowly increase with time but are hardly going to hit 9x level anytime soon - will be there regardless of it being guest or host. So just run it on the native hardware it's happy with and keep going as is.
561  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 03, 2014, 03:10:54 PM
Thats just wrong!

But so is this...
 (see attachment in previous post)

Holy crap man, now that's just wrong by even my standards ... undecided... And I don't have any!  cheesy
562  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 31, 2014, 11:19:29 AM
So they cook a potato in a manner that makes it taste like a raw fish...?!

Why didn't they just put raw potato slices in the bag?

<someone tries it> Hay this stuff tastes like shit!
<So does Sushi> Nailed It!
563  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 31, 2014, 06:58:09 AM
I was curious about that one too ... You don't know either? Shit.

Page 16 of this thread... here... c'mon, SJ, it was just a few years ago you posted that... cheesy

Oh...That posix (update) dll ... Christ I was thinking there was some new Posix.dll file running around. I gotta stay out of here ... I'm just starting to add to the confusion.
564  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: January 31, 2014, 06:52:58 AM
...And it still doesn't make you as an individual any safer - response times are what response times are - it just makes the cops investigation shorter because they already got to watch you get murdered on "live" TV.
565  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: January 30, 2014, 12:44:37 PM
I think he meant the Big-Brother section the video was from. *Shrug*


HOLY WTF!!!!!!!
Authorities Want Remote Access To Californians’ Home CCTV Footage ‘For The Greater Good’

I shouldn't be reading this stuff ... I'm going to end up with health issues.
566  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 30, 2014, 12:39:15 PM
Honestly... I don't even know what you've meant by “Posix dll”...

I was curious about that one too ... You don't know either? Shit.
567  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: January 30, 2014, 12:34:32 PM
I always thought Java was a bit ... smelly...

*Shrug* Yeah...I didn't really see a problem with the name either. cheesy
568  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: AT&T/FCC - and the move to put all OUR eggs in one basket. on: January 30, 2014, 12:32:59 PM
Hm... So will that also kill off DSL? Or are they keeping parts of it (the PSTN) in place?

Years ago you had to have a home phone line to get DSL. Then they came up with a "Naked DSL" option which ran on the same lines without a phone service. I was on it for about 3 years at the end before I switched to fiber.
569  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: January 29, 2014, 09:59:53 PM
Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup cheesy cheesy cheesy Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
570  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 29, 2014, 12:22:22 PM
@Gregg DesElms - Thank you ... I do miss the project from time to time, but it's just not in the cards.

@WhiteTigX - I've not a clue what the latest builds do but it 95/98 had a habit of occasionally becoming unresponsive to mouse clicks (even directly after launch - but could be closed cleanly from the command line). It also jumps around quite a bit when the charms bar is opened. Seems like there was something else...but I don't recall what it was.
571  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 29, 2014, 12:08:12 PM
From Ren's article:
Quote
Although details of Tuesday's event remain unclear, occasional suicides by London bank employees have incited criticism of the demands placed on some financial services workers, Reuters reported.

Right. Because 'Don't screw-up the economy you greedy prick' is such a complicated request.
572  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SkyDrive no more, it's now OneDrive! on: January 28, 2014, 01:20:39 PM
If using a half ounce of common sense will prevent confusion of the two then ... Just, Let. It. Go.
Go? not Be?

Yes let it go, as in Let it be, or drop it if you will. The hypersensitive litigious crap is doing nothing for the people, or business in general for that matter. It's simply making a bunch of ruthless bottom feeding scumbag lawyers filthy rich. While the rest of us have to suffer through the consequences of having the English language ripped to shit.

573  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SkyDrive no more, it's now OneDrive! on: January 28, 2014, 07:04:33 AM
This name game - Who has the most devious lawyers - pissing contest crap really needs to stop.

Quote
Apple Records

Profile:


Please note, many Apple Records issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Apple was part of the EMI Group.

Apple Corps Ltd. was incorporated by Beatles, The in 1967 and the band launched its record label division early in 1968. Through a complicated series of deals, the Beatles licensed its records from EMI, which then handled distribution on Apple's behalf. This arrangement has, more or less, continued to the present.

Between 1968 and 1974, Apple released some 40 albums by other acts, the most successful being Badfinger. However, since then it existed solely to administer the Beatles' catalogue (group and solo) released between 1962 and 1976.

The label was, for three and a half decades, run by Neil Aspinall on behalf of the four Beatles and their heirs, but he retired in 2007 to be replaced by Jeff Jones. In 2009, after decades of wrangling, the company reached an agreement to license the Apple trademark (not the logo) from Apple Inc. the world-famous computer and electronics company. In 2010, a massive
remastering campaign of the label’s entire catalogue began.
(From: http://www.discogs.com/label/25693-Apple-Records)

If using a half ounce of common sense will prevent confusion of the two then ... Just, Let. It. Go.
574  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Table Tennis match turns into an amazing display of playfullness on: January 27, 2014, 11:43:25 AM
The judges fighting not to crack up is almost funnier than the players shenanigans.
575  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 24, 2014, 12:05:02 PM
Inurement by gilded cage ... Are the bars really that noticeable if we like it here. It's almost as easy as boiling a frog. It's such a small request...

When you're getting screwed, take the time to protest it then. Don't just let it go.

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