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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 14, 2014, 03:05:39 AM
It wasn't about what I said that made me want to remove it...it was about how a certain member of DC acted and I felt that it would be better for the community as a whole if a complete flame war didn't erupt...which that thread could have very easily started.

Coincidentally, this was also the sort of point I was making to @Stephen66515 in another thread in the Living Room, where he had made a genuinely kind and apolitical post and then succumbed to an aggressive outburst in response from another DCF member and so nervously censored his own post, thereby restricting his own speech and unwittingly making of himself a victim of, and submitting to, another's strongly-held opinions. Much as I detest the act of censorship and self-censorship, I detest the action of opinionated bullying and victimisation even more.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 05:31:52 PM
Although...saying that...I don't recall any others being deleted recently (Except one which I requested to be deleted because it was supposed to be a nice memorial post on 9/11 and it instantly got hit with anti-government stuff and I wasn't comfortable having that here on DC...in the Basement is fine...but the way it was portrayed by the person commenting meant it would have caused a lot of heated tempers) smiley
Yes, that was the thread I read, and I thought you had saved me the trouble of doing something similar - I always like to remember the lives of innocent people that have been taken by murderers of varying religio-political ideology.
I am surprised that you took that down. It was apolitical as far as I could see. You probably need to grow a stronger spine, mate.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My New Temporary 14 day Blog that does not support comments on: September 13, 2014, 11:01:04 AM
@IainB - what is Bazqux charging these days? I visited their website but couldn't find any pricing info.

I took out a subscription in 2013 at USD9.00, and renewed it at the same rate in Jul. 2014. You could pay more if you wanted.
I have been mulling over taking out a subscription for my 12½ y/o daughter too.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 10:39:33 AM
Ah, you mean the posts may have leaked to the forum somehow by mistake, rather than stayed in the Chat tunnel? (Which I looked at just now but can't seem to use at present as I have Java disabled).
"Fun" can be provocatively (I guess) stirring up a hornet's nest?
I gather that Cody and a flying pig (?) seemed to resolve the situation...
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 07:20:41 AM
Oops, sorry, in that case I won't give an example as probably they weren't intended for us to see. I haven't been following too closely, but I think the last one so far was a bit obscure.
It looked like the authors were having some fun, anyways.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / A map of home - Laniakea on: September 13, 2014, 06:32:29 AM
Mindboggling.
Published on 3 Sep 2014
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

Read the research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13674

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo</a>
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 13, 2014, 03:46:08 AM
Nailed by DBD:

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133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 03:30:26 AM
How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged?
It doesn't look like spam. Some of it looks quite funny/interesting - and some of the responses too.

I think we should be told.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 13, 2014, 12:02:35 AM
The Rev. Ian Paisley has just died. This person's name might not carry much significance to you if you are unfamiliar with the UK's history of the period when IRA terrorists were travelling around Ireland and England killing and maiming people by the use of guns and explosives - including knee-cappings, executions and nail-bombs exploded in public places where there were likely to be lots of innocent bystanders about (men, women, and children), for maximum collateral damage effect.
These were all things that the good Rev. Ian Paisley - together with a great many other British people who remembered WW2 and valued life, liberty and democracy and who had learned never to negotiate with or give in to terrorists or other fascists - took a rather dim view of.

Extremely dry comment from Biased BBC:
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Ian Paisley 1926-2014
  By Alan | September 12, 2014

  Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died aged 88.
Listening to 5Live [a BBC radio broadcast channel], Dominic Laurie I think, the most pressing issue was to ask, and keep asking, if the ‘intransigent’ Ian Paisley prevented the peace process from being successfully implemented much earlier….was it his fault the conflict kept going? Might of course have had something to do with the IRA….I don’t know, but it’s possible. ...

135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / CyberGhost VPN crowdfunding appeal (to implement a secure NSA-Proof datacenter) on: September 12, 2014, 11:01:41 PM
CyberGhost VPN crowdfunding appeal (to implement a secure NSA-Proof datacenter).
Website: Cybergost VPN
There you can read about their:
  • (a) Indiegogo Campaign (crowdfunding).
  • (b) World's first No-Spy Proxy.

For info about CyberGhost VPN, there's quite a good PCMag writeup on them (Editor's Choice, alongside VPNBook), and a comparison with others: CyberGhost VPN Review & Rating | PCMag.com

There is/was also a Wikipedia entry (not sure if it was censorship, but it now seems to have been deleted): CyberGhost VPN
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CyberGhost VPN is an Internet anonymizer service operated by CyberGhost S.R.L, located in Bucharest, Romania. The company offers an OpenVPN based proprietary client, the service can also be used by the native VPN protocols L2TP/IPSec, PPTP or OpenVPN. Restricted features are...

The CyberGhost VPN Indiegogo crowdfunding appeal is referred to in an email I received today:
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CyberGhost VPN newsletter@cyberghost.info via amazonses.com
03:47 (11 hours ago, as at 2014-09-13 1523hrs)
   
Help us take things to the next level!

Last week we started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We want to build our own datacenter with NSA-Proof levels of security.

But for that, we need your help. We need you to support our cause, and we’ll offer you some fantastic perks in return: you get access to a faster, better service with a state of the art level of security plus an excellent deal.

You get a Premium Plus subscription (with instant access to our 400+ servers) in the current worth of $109.99 plus priority access to our 48 #NoSpyProxy servers in the worth of $79.99 (together $189.98) for just $97.

So join in and support us by donating or spreading the word! Post it on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mom, your neighbors and your colleagues and let’s keep the fire burning!

Check our Indiegogo campaign and help us reach our goal by donating or simply spreading the word!

You’ll get our gratitude, an improved service with enhanced levels of security and tons of amazing perks.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 12, 2014, 09:25:15 AM
Having been the happy owner of a refurbished SONY Cyber-shot (camera) and a refurbished  Handycan (video recorder) for a few years now, SONY tempted me into registering the products online to obtain "special offers", and they also encouraged me to set up an account on SONY PlayMemories Online for unlimited free photo storage, or something.
Well, though the "special offers" didn't seem so hot (they wanted to give me a SONY-branded VISA or Mastercard credit card), PlayMemories Online looked like it might be worth a look, so I set up the photo account and logged in...

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You have to wonder...
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: rant! new features on: September 12, 2014, 06:04:38 AM
icons ... hexagonal instead of the traditional octagon shape
Wow. So coolness.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Filefacts.net - Smart File Advisor - looks like a PUP. on: September 12, 2014, 03:36:28 AM
I posted this in case any forum members had a similar experience, though I couldn't find it referred to specifically on the DC Forum.
I clicked on a file the other day and this popped up on my laptop screen:

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I did a DuckGo search on "Filefacts.net  - Smart File Advisor", and it is apparently benign software, being a "FREE" offering from various download sites of mixed reputation. Looks like a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), though neither MS Security Essentials (Defender) nor Malwarebytes objected to it.
I have no idea how this thing got installed on my system. I presume it must have slipped past me or was silently installed when I was hurriedly clicking "Next" whilst installing some program or other that I had downloaded and wanted to trial.
Anyway, I detached from the Internet and uninstalled the software using RevoUninstaller on max level scrubbing.
The last thing I want is some third-party software insinuating itself in unsolicited fashion into my system and "helpfully" intercepting system calls.
It could have been as bad as Norton/Symantec AV...    ohmy
139  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Malwarbytes fails to start at Windows startup. on: September 12, 2014, 02:58:42 AM
Malwarbytes fails to start at Windows startup.
I had a bit of a panic attack today:
This is on a laptop under Win8.1-64 PRO.
I had been having a great deal of difficulty trying to install a large suite of software that just would not run nicely like it should. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but all to no avail.
Then I saw that MBAM would not start after a system restart. The Windows Event Log said:
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Faulting application name: mbam.exe, version: 1.0.0.532, time stamp: 0x53518532
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.40219.325, time stamp: 0x4df2be1e
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x0008d6fd
Faulting process ID: 0x11c0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfcdfab61ab97f
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\MSVCR100.dll
Report ID: f5b39ad6-39ed-11e4-bf4a-008cfa3f089f
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
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So I tried manually starting MBAM, but that failed, and so, imagining the worst, I promptly thought it might be a virus, especially after trying to reinstall MBAM and getting this kind of error every step of the way:
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Internal error: Expression error 'Runtime Error (at 79:177):
External exception E06D7363.'

So I ran MBAM's Chameleon, and that alarmingly kept saying it was unable to start MBAM, throughout its 13-step process.

I calmed down a bit and did some DuckGo searching, finding nothing particularly useful at first. Then I searched MBAM discussion forums and eventually found a discussion where several people seemed to have had a similar problem: Mbam update on XP now wont start on 2 machines - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Help - Malwarebytes Forum

The solution was this from MBAM Support:
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27 December 2011, by Maurice Naggar.
...
Please folow this sequence for MBAM removal & re-install:
1) Go to Control Panel and Add-or-Remove programs.
      uninstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      Exit Control Panel

2) Logoff and restart your computer
      Get, save, and then run the utility at the following link
      http://www.malwareby.../mbam-clean.exe

3) Logoff and restart your computer again.

4) Now, reinstall Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
      You may download a fresh copy for the reinstall from the following link:
      http://malwarebytes....am-download.php

If you have MBAM PRO (have a license) you will need to reenter your ID and Key afterwards to get the Protection module enabled.
___________________________

Worked a treat. I do not understand what the causal problem was, but MBAM support evidently knew.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 06:40:44 AM
Hashtag: #IceBucketChallengeDarwinAwardWinner
Yep.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 01:22:42 AM
In TechDirt there is news of key Internet issues being addressed and resolved at last in the Middle East:
Iranian Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Against 'Immoral' High-Speed Internet Connections | Techdirt
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
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...the Grand Ayatollah of Iran, who has arbitrarily determined that high-speed connections are an affront to [this particular] God.
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    A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is “against Sharia” and “against moral standards.” In answer to a question published on his website, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, one of the country’s highest clerical authorities, issued a fatwa, stating “All third generation [3G] and high-speed internet services, prior to realization of the required conditions for the National Information Network [Iran’s government-controlled and censored Internet which is under development], is against Sharia [and] against moral and human standards.”
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Left undiscussed is how incremental increases in speed are incremental increases in sin or how exactly an Iran-only internet would redeem "immoral" high-speed connections. These sorts of questions are better left unasked, especially in a nation filled with religious leaders that can impose and carry out death penalties with impunity.

This probably explains why I've always felt uneasy about the free rein that seems to increasingly be given for people to use high-speed Internet communications - we all have been born with this kind of inner moral compass that tells us when things are spiritually wrong, and we fail to heed it at our peril in the afterlife. I'm going back to dial-up.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks on: September 09, 2014, 05:18:59 PM
@AzureToad: You're welcome, and thanks for the appreciation. OneNote seems to be an incredibly useful/powerful PIM (Personal Information Manager), which most users probably won't need to use more than (say) 20% of - rather like MS Word. Trial-and-error discovery often turns up some useful points though, and that's one reason why I subscribe to OneNote forums in my Bazgux feed reader - you can see the errors/problems other users are having, and though many of these discussions might often seem to be about kinda basic problems, the discussions can sometimes lead to little discoveries that you might not otherwise have made if you hadn't been paying attention.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Delayed Write Failed" — on FIVE computers at a time? on: September 09, 2014, 12:12:31 AM
...Delayed write failure errors only occur when a device isn't responding in the allotted time to signal the file system that the write action can take place.
And there are many reasons for this to happen and have been already discussed. However, these are practically always hardware related (in my personal/anecdotal experience at least). ...
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Of course I looked already into the event viewer. The only suspect messages I found there, related to HD, were repeated warnings from PerfDisk: Unable to read the disk performance information from the system (Event ID: 2001). After a series of these follow assorted crashes of random apps and disk-related errors.
These errors occur solely after some hours of inactivity. So far they never appeared while working on the machines. Even the machine left idle for a couple of days doesn't crash every night, though. So far I was unable to track down any pattern.
_______________________________

These comments do not seem easy to reconcile. I was reminded of something when I read of "disk performance information" above - it reminds me of the following, but I am not sure whether/how this could be relevant:
EDIT 2012-09-17:
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Hooray! This seems to be an effective fix to the episodic real-time performance monitoring issue:
(for more info., refer HDS FAQ page http://www.hdsentinel.com/faq.php)

The real time performance monitoring worked per the Registry settings workaround (see earlier edit below), but after some time (for example after connecting/removing external hard disk, pendrive or similar storage device) it stopped working and I periodically had to reset the Registry settings - i.e., the Registry settings change did not "stick". This was apparently caused by a function in HDS which provides for performance monitoring when a new device - e.g., an external hard disk - is connected/detected. When this happens, Hard Disk Sentinel has a function that clears the performance object cache and re-detects the performance objects. On some systems (regardless of hardware configuration) this function apparently causes the Windows performance monitoring settings in the Registry to be disabled.

If this happens, you can disable this HDS function as follows:
  • 1. click "start" (Windows) button and to the search field enter REGEDIT
  • 2. open REGEDIT
  • 3. navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\HD Sentinel (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HD Sentinel under 32 bit Windows), where you will see a lot of keys.
  • 4. create a new STRING key named DisablePerfCacheClear and specify a value of 1 for that.
Then restart HDS, which now will not issue this special function to clear the performance object cache when it detects the change of configuration, so the performance counters will continue working normally - once reset in the Registry. Those Registry settings should now "stick" and not need to be reset again.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks on: September 08, 2014, 08:07:42 PM
I came across this basic question in a OneNote discussion forum:
How can I search for phrase (not just single word) in OneNote - Microsoft Community
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i love using onenote but one thing that truly bother me is the search function (control+F). If i try to search for single word, it works just fine. However the problem occur when I try to search for a phrase.
For example: If I search for "September", OneNote will highlight all the text "September" in my note. Thing is, if I search for "September 2014", OneNote will highlight each of "September" and each of "2014" instead of highlighting the phrase "September 2014" altogether.
This is annoying to me because i have a very long note and I need to manually scroll to find specific phrase that I need to find. How can I fix this in OneNote?
PS: I use OneNote 2013 for desktop version in Windows 8.1 (and not modern tile version)

- and a helpful answer:
 
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Put quotes around the groups of word you want to search for. It'll return only the instances of that word group you're searching for. See this website for some Tips and Tricks too:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/o...for-notes-in-onenote.aspx
Granted the author is using OneNote 2010, these still carry over to OneNote 2013. You can even use Boolean keywords like AND and OR to fine tune your search results, however no wildcards.

Though the link is to an old site and refers to an earlier OneNote version (current version is OneNote 2013), the website has lots of useful and still relevant OneNote stuff.

I was reminded of this DCF comment by @CWuestefeld:
Top OneNote tips
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There's a nice list of OneNote tips & tricks from Chris Pratley's Office Labs and OneNote Blog, and I know there are plenty of folks around these parts loving organizer tools including OneNote.

Here are a couple of cool ones I hadn't known before:
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13. Type a word, right click on it, click "Create Linked page", then click the link and presto you're on a new page with that title that is linked to from the first page. Great for things like "here is the recipe for Grandma's cookies". highlight "Grandma's cookies", right click, create linked page. [CWuestefeld: this sounds like a Wiki?]
EDIT by IainB on 2014-11-28 1059hrs: This functionality was replaced in OneNote 2007 and later. All you have to do now is type out a word or phrase with double square brackets at both ends - e.g., [[this phrase]] - and if a page in your open Notebooks already exists with that word/phrase as its title, then OneNote will underline the text of the word/phrase you have just typed in and turn it into a hyperlink to that existing page, otherwise OneNote will create a page with that word/phrase as a title, in the section you are currently in, and will underline the text of the word/phrase you have just typed in and turn it into a hyperlink to that newly-created page.
This is Wiki-like hyperlinking, and potentially incredibly useful.

8. Right-click on image (e.g. screen clipping), copy text from picture (also works great when searching for a screen clipping - Find (Ctrl-F) will find text inside your images!)
http://blogs.msdn.com/chr...3/10/i-heart-onenote.aspx
Anybody want to contribute other tips?

Some of these sites referring to earlier versions of OneNote are still relevant and worth study, as the functionality in OneNote versions seems to have been consistently upwards/backwards compatible.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks on: September 08, 2014, 07:48:37 PM
I just changed the title of the opening thread and added this to the foot of the OP:
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EDIT: 2014-09-09 - Thread title changed to "Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks" (from "Microsoft OneNote 2007 - some experiential Tips & Tricks")
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Delayed Write Failed" — on FIVE computers at a time? on: September 08, 2014, 06:16:53 PM
@yksyks: Well, I'm stumped. I can only think of a few questions, and I suspect they have already been covered by your good self. Reading through this, and to summarise and make a few assumptions (so please correct me if I am wrong), it seems that:

1. The error symptoms are:
  • After a long period of idle (usually overnight) the system crashes with several error messages "Delayed write failed..." The files involved are usually $Mft and C:\Windows\system32\config, but may include seemingly random others as well.
  • In all instances where this happens, the USB ports and the network card stop working.
  • Replacement and stress testing of the devices affected indicates no evidence of actual hardware errors.
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Question: Where any affected hardware has been removed and found to be OK, has it been subsequently reinstalled to the same computer and had its performance monitored/observed, and has it subsequently been affected by the same or a different error?


2. Common/differentiating factors in the population of computers affected:
  • All of the affected computers use Windows XP SP3 (but with differing language versions), and they all use BitDefender Free Edition. There are no other substantial/significant similarities.
  • The affected computers do not share the same AC power supply. (Is this true?)
  • The affected computers do not share the same DC power supply. (Is this true?)
  • LogMeIn may/may not be a common factor for the affected computers. (Needs verification.)


3. Population of computers affected:
The error symptoms have spread amongst what appears to be a gradually widening population of computers, some of which share a network and some of which are discrete systems - i.e., not interconnected or intercommunicating. (Is this true?)
___________________________________
Observation: This sort of thing could look like the spread of a virus or bug introduced at a common point to all computers affected - e.g., maybe (say) at the point of a system/software update.
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Questions:
  • Have the update (change management) logs for all computers - including those computers affected and not affected - been compared to establish what specific updates were done and when, on the run up to and prior to any manifestations of the errors?
  • Were any system updates derived from the same media or update data file(s)?
  • Does a checksum comparison of all of the "same" update files (and all/any other files on the media used) - for all computers affected and not affected -  show any differences in the files? (There should be no difference.)


4. Conclusions thus far:
  • After a great deal of investigation and analysis so far, none of the errors have been deliberately repeatable, and so the cause(s) remain unknown.
  • The causal problem seems very likely to be software-related, not hardware.
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Delayed Write Failed" — on FIVE computers at a time? on: September 06, 2014, 07:12:47 AM
If not already done, then I'd suggest you consider getting a free trial version (if available) of HD Sentinel installed - refer Hard Disk Sentinel PRO - Mini-Review.
This will confirm the detailed heath status of the disk(s) involved. (You need more facts one way or the other.)
Also check the Write-caching policy settings for the disk(s) involved.
Have you had any power fluctuations?
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: September 06, 2014, 06:33:24 AM
...Umm, maybe he should come home to help prosecute the real criminals?...

I was just reading this: Meet Some of the Americans Accused of Helping ISIS - Katie Pavlich, where it says:
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...Further, another report today in the Washington Times shows intelligence information leaked and published by former NSA worker Edward Snowden helped ISIS get ahead. ...
- and there's more hearsay to that effect in the article.

Some people (not me, you understand) might say that, presumably to establish/demonstrate a media-based pre-trial "consensus" and witchhunt apropos of Snowden's guilt (before he's ever even brought to trial), that there is a legitimate conflation of Snowden's revelations and a vicarious responsibility for ISIS' progress, and may even include in that conflation Climate Change and the NSA leaving the doors wide open for Al Queda to crash two airplanes into the Twin Towers on 911, but I couldn't possibly comment.
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for calendar software on: September 06, 2014, 05:24:20 AM
WOT gave that site a terrible rating; correct, or overkill (not unknown with WOT)? (see attachment in previous post)

Oh, sorry, as I said, "I was tidying up my archives of trialled software". I hadn't actually downloaded it from the the FindmySoft link - just cribbed the notes as posted above. I'm unsure where I originally downloaded it from - it was quite some time back -  but out of interest I fired it up just now and it seems to work OK - no Candyware or anything nasty like that.

In the MonoCalendar notes above, there is an embedded link that I had not copied across (I've updated it now), to a demo: Demonstration
That resolves to: http://monocalendar.sourceforge.net/demo/

It's quite a good demo, made using Wink. Watching it just now made me realise that MonoCalendar seemed like it could be an ideal fit for requirements similar to those referred to in this discussion thread, but a "suck-it-and-see" approach is what I would recommend.
I would suggest that the required functionality of the software is the issue rather than the quality of any given download site, but for greater peace of mind you could do a search on "MonoCalendar download" in DuckDuckGo and you'd get a page of relevant hits (as I did just now), so go for it if you'd like to find out more about MonoCalendar or even (say) try it out.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Data Archaeology - Nimbus satellite image data now digitised to Public Domain on: September 05, 2014, 10:02:26 AM
The 1960s archived image data (film strip) from the Nimbus program has apparently now all been digitised and looks like it is being or has been placed in the public domain. It is a treasure-trove of historic meteorological data that we had been unable to easily access in any scientifically useful way until now, and it has already yielded surprising results that pose new questions about how the Earth's weather systems tick.
There are notes and a link to a very interesting  6-minute video here: 1960’s satellite imagery of polar ice discovers “enormous holes” in the sea ice

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