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Non-Windows Software / Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:47 AM »
Anyone know what  Cmd keys on either side of the spacebar are for?  I get no reaction from them.  This is keyboard built into the tablet case.  Not onscreen.

Search gets me nothing.

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Non-Windows Software / Re: Android Raindrop.io or alternative
« on: April 28, 2017, 09:49 AM »
I use xmarks and pinboard to sync up between all of my devices.

Thanks.  I'll take a look at them.  :)

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Non-Windows Software / Android Raindrop.io or alternative
« on: April 28, 2017, 06:56 AM »
Since it is a bit of a pain to use regular bookmarks in chrome on Android I thought I would try out Raindrop.io.  I installed it as an Opera(chrome based) extension in Windows, then installed the App on Android.  It works, but when launching from the bookmark in the Android App it seems like the browser becomes embedded in the App somehow.  The expected controls such as back and forward arrows disappear and all I have is the device Back Button.

Not really smooth.  If someone knows of a similar bookmark sharing mechanism that is better to use I would appreciate a heads up.   :Thmbsup:


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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Antivirus
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:13 PM »
I haven't tried MSE myself but regular posters on several Windows Support Forums swear by it.  I just never got around to checking it out.  It can't be a total piece of crap because the regulars who praise it are no dummies.  If you have a pre W10 system you may want to download MSE.
It's not as much of a "MSE is super cool and catches everything" as it's a case of "Pretty much everything else has a high snake-oil factor, and is so hopelessly engineered that it creates more security problems than it fixes".

I believe that.  That's why I don't run any Real Time Shield(tm) type stuff.  I used SandBoxie for awhile but it became too small for the job imho.  Plus the author got pissed about some licensed copies he gave away being passed around.  So he set up the new license mechanism so he could kill your license by remote control.  Too much overkill for me.  I stopped updating when it would have meant changing to the new license scheme.

The scare mongering marketing scheme annoys me anyway.  That and the idea that if somebody pays a few hundred bucks for a "certificate" they must be trustworthy.  What a laugh.  Like make sure if you are ripped off it is by somebody who isn't broke.  I fail to see the logic.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Antivirus
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:12 PM »
One of the professors who teaches the Computer Repair Level 2 class I am fond of taking is very psyched on Avast AV.  You can totally legally create a bootable USB scanner after installing the trial version on a clean computer.  You can download Avast from Ninite

Step by step to create a bootable USB

The professor had an IT company back in the day.  He related that his company was paying some $6,000 odd per year subscription for a corporate wide license of Norton AV.  As the story goes, he kept encountering strange behavior on some of the workstations.  But the Norton scans all came up clean.  He consulted friends with their own IT companies and was told to scrap the Norton and create the bootable Avast thumb drive and scan the strange workstations.  Turns out the Avast detected dozens of malwares on the "clean" workstations and fixed them up.

I am not a big believer in AV period.  But when I do scan I use a free one with a good reputation.  Hmm, why does that remind me of a Dos Equis commercial?  :)

I haven't tried MSE myself but regular posters on several Windows Support Forums swear by it.  I just never got around to checking it out.  It can't be a total piece of crap because the regulars who praise it are no dummies.  If you have a pre W10 system you may want to download MSE.



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General Software Discussion / Re: Bookmarking teamwork
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:31 PM »
(started new thread - Moderator please delete this post)

132
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:30 AM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

Hmm, I wonder if a "trans-sister" is someone who starts out like Bruce Jenner but ends up like Caitlyn?
Perhaps, in the case of a bipolar junction trans-sister.
-cranioscopical (April 25, 2017, 05:56 PM)

I heard the porn industry, innovators that they are, were the first to demonstrate the "feel effect trans-sister."  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:28 AM »
The law says that one cannot be charged if one does not possess the necessary capacity.

Hmm, I wonder if a "trans-sister" is someone who starts out like Bruce Jenner but ends up like Caitlyn?

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Opera 45.0.2552.453 Beta fixes video play memory leak.

I have found in the past that just playing an hour of video I could easily end up with 1/4 GB of cache.  If this is the memory leak they are referring to I am not certain.  But I have installed the beta to find out.  :)

Edit:  Note that after pressing the Download Button you are given several download options.  Supposedly the beta downloads, either 32 or 64 bit, have the video play memory leak fix.





135
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:27 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM)

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.
Say watt?
 
-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 09:56 PM)

As William Bendix said in every episode of The Life of Reilly
"what a revolting development this is!"

136
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:43 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.
It's a struggle to keep in step but I discovered that there's no pace like ohm.


-cranioscopical (April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM)

I erg you to resist making these puns.  But obviously I ignore my own advice.

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Hmm, this reminds me of a temp job I had.  It was working for a large department store in a mall.  Back then The Gas Crisis(tm) was going on.  Some people got wood burning stoves to cut down on heating oil purchases.  Anyway, this one temp guy I worked with was taking brand new pallets and chucking them in the dumpster.  After work he retrieved them and put them in his vehicle.  He broke them up to burn in his stove.

The security in the department store got onto him.  They dismissed him saying that his behavior was absolutely unpalatable.

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:03 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!




just so long as you guys don't start flashing us :o

No, no, no! One always must protect the crown joules.

-cranioscopical (April 20, 2017, 07:03 PM)

I can always rely on you to keep current on these threads.

139
"Your Arizona cave shot was pretty cool as well!"
Well, with someone whose avatar was a caveman, one would expect them to say that...


165px-Fred_Flintstone.png


yabba dabba do!




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Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:20 AM »
Dantheman has launched his post *600*


thought I could FTFY -- but I couldn't, I think :p
I did fix the link, but it's timing out here


Yeah, I just tried to download and their server timed out on me too.  I'll just substitute another graphic.  :)

Edit: I uploaded as attachment so it shouldn't get lost.  :)


141
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:03 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)


clearly we need better shielding :-\

Down to earth, as ever.
 
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 09:58 PM)

just lightning the tone

Just the spark needed to start off the day!



142
Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:01 AM »
Dantheman has launched his post *600*




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143
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:28 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.


knot funny...

What can I say?  Cranioscopical and I are a twisted pair.  :)

144
@ital2 I think the regular posters on 10 forums would agree with you afa not running everything out of the built in Admin account.  That would be like running as "root" all the time in Linux.   But I do not know the nature of the programs etc..

I am pretty confident they could muster better suggestions than I as they have had several years of experience running the various releases and builds of W10.  Also many of them are retired and have a support background.  They just like to keep a hand in trying to help out with problems.

If you find out anything please post back the results because I am sure a few readers here would be curious how things pan out.  And of course someone in this forum may have an insight or two.  :)


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General Software Discussion / Firefox 53.0 is released
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:29 PM »
Firefox 53.0 stable is released.

Release Notes

146
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:37 PM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P
Wire you saying that Shades?   :)
I'm surprised you couldn't gauge his intent.
-cranioscopical (April 19, 2017, 01:30 PM)

Ah well, mystery is the splice of life.

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This tutorial may shed some light if I follow what seems to be happening:

https://www.tenforum...nt-windows-10-a.html

I think with Vista they changed it so that the "administrative type" account created by default when you set it up is really similar to the "operator" account on Windows NT.  You can register and unregister COM/ActiveX stuff, install uninstall stuff, but it is not the full-blown Administrator account.  The tutorial shows how to enable and disable this built in Administrator(elevated) account on the system.

As for stuff that will work on Home and not on Pro all I can think of is it may think it is on a Domain rather than a Workgroup.  So greater security may be involved.

If you haven't tried the Windows 10 Forum I would try posting your questions there.  There are very knowledgeable people who would be glad to help you out.  I never did much with Win 10 even though I was in the Insider Program because all I had was a Laptop.  Even getting it to install and run without hanging took all day defragging all layers of the disk storage space in the real PC as well as the virtual machine etc..  It was just too slow to use.  With only one computer it was too risky to install it on the metal.

But I would be very surprised if nobody over at ten forums had any helpful suggestions.  It's worth the few minutes to sign up.  Needless to say all is free.  No charges, no spam etc..  :)

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 19, 2017, 07:04 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)
Are we really going down the wire with this?  :P

Wire you saying that Shades?   :)

149
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 19, 2017, 07:04 AM »
The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."
Yeah, I got that. Now that you say so, I think I spied a pun in there somewhere.
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 09:32 PM)

Heh heh heh.  Fortunately in Miami I don't have to worry about coming in from the cold.  ;)

150
Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:37 PM »
My father's favorite expression was "It's not what you know.  It's who you know."  :)

Unfortunately he never introduced me to anyone useful.  :(

Well, what do you know!
-cranioscopical (April 18, 2017, 02:33 PM)

Unfortunately I wasted a lot of time learning how to do stuff instead of who to do it for.  :)  It is pretty funny when I think about it.  My father did not have a gregarious personality.  But he ran for public office three times.  I suspect he didn't really want to win very badly.  The large Irish enclave is South Boston.  When my sister told him she was going to get married and live there he asked her "why do you want to be around those kind of people?"  He should have tried for an appointed position if he wanted to get into government.  :)

Edit: The comment started out as a play on "vast web of connections."  Made me think of the "who you know" homily my father favored.  :)


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