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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Windows Ten Build 9926 ISO available here on: January 24, 2015, 06:05:31 AM
Build 9926 ISO


Edit:  Note that you are expected to sign up for the Windows Insider Program if not already enrolled.

2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 24, 2015, 06:01:05 AM
Atsu Hime
50 episodes.
Based on the true life story of Tenshōin, an influential and extraordinary Japanese princess who lived from 1836 to 1883.

Good site.  I've been watching some Asian movies etc. on YouTube and many emanate from there.   Thmbsup
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: January 23, 2015, 03:21:27 PM
I'm a big fan of macrium reflect.  Very fast, very stable, no bloat.

I tried it out.  The C: partition on my Laptop is 65 GB GPT.  It imaged it to a USB 3.0 stick in 1/2 hour. (It's an A-Data stick.  Not very fast but inexpensive and rugged.)  The image size is about 32 GB.  I'm curious to see what will be new in v. 6.0.  smiley
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: January 23, 2015, 09:45:00 AM
I'm downloading Macrium Reflect 5.3 Standard now.  Because it also downloads WinPE 5.0 the download is about 450 MB.

After applying the coupon the cost to upgrade to Reflect 5.3 Standard from 4.2 is $20.24 if no sales tax applies.  The coupon had a 7 day expiration so I had to decide to use it without knowing exactly what will be in v. 6.  But the free 5.3 seems to work on my Laptop.  For $20 it seems like a good buy.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: chrome browser is so nasty on: January 23, 2015, 05:26:30 AM
Hm... I'm not using SecureDNS either. Miles?

I took it off.  Seems like a lot of work to use a v. 26 FF derivative.  What I'm trying to figure out is why every time I install a new FF it is responsive for about a week.  Then it bogs when clicking in pages.  The only thing fast is clicking links.  Kind of bizarre.  It seems to happen on every FF derivative as well as FF releases.  I didn't wait this long for clicks to propagate on my 486 with dial up.

Edit:  I removed FVD SpeedDial.  See how it goes.

On the Commodo, it seems like I've never had good luck with any kin of AV tool.  MBAM is about it.  smiley

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: chrome browser is so nasty on: January 22, 2015, 03:48:56 PM
I just started playing with IceDragon.  very fast.



Seems worth a look.  Installing in "portable mode" is described here:
https://help.comodo.com/topic-169-1-413-4903-.html

Once set up copy the program folder to USB as all the settings etc. are self contained.

Edit:  Windows versions after XP seem touchier about programs altering files under Program Files.  If access denied errors pop up it might be solved by taking ownership of the folder, if you are on a single user system.

Edit2:  The other detail of note is the FF version is 26.x.  I'm downloading now.  With the built in virus scan it might be a nice addition for a USB toolkit.

Edit3:  So far not so good. I installed in Portable Mode.  Even after a reboot I get "Ice Dragon is already running but not responding." It doesn't show in Task Manager.  Something is busted.  smiley


7  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Macrium Reflect 6 News on: January 22, 2015, 09:08:29 AM
Macrium Reflect version 6 is supposed to be released "in the next few weeks" according to an email I got from Macrium Sales.

I contacted Sales for Macrium Reflect regarding my registered version 4.2 of Reflect Standard edition and the upgrade to Macrium Reflect 5.3 Standard.  They emailed me back about the issue and also sent me a coupon code for an additional 40% discount on the upgrade.

One is not supposed to publish the code and I have not.  But I suggested on another board a Macrium user contact Sales using the Support Page Form and perhaps he would be contacted with the deal.  Sure enough they emailed him his own discount code.

The email also noted that nyone who now upgrades to 5.3 will be given a free upgrade to 6 when it comes out.  If you already have Macrium 5.3 then I guess there's a cutoff date for the free upgrade to 6.

Best bet if you are committed to Macrium Reflect is to contact sales using the form.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: chrome browser is so nasty on: January 20, 2015, 03:09:25 PM
If Chrome works for you, by all means be happy with it. It isn't a bad browser at all.

I don't use it because of all the "We're watching you" stuff it comes with, just pointing out anything associated with Google, (Picasa, Google Earth, etc), is going to install that updater service.

Supposedly the chromium open source version has the monitoring removed or can be neutralized with about:config or command line switches.  I've been back with Firefox for awhile so this could have changed somewhat.  I was more concerned about the number of processes.  It seemed to like to launch something around the number of open tabs plus 4.  But there is a command line switch to set the max.  It seemed to run just as well for me with 1/2 dozen instances as 12.  But I don't put that much of a load on browsers.

I think of all the chrome variants chromium is most likely to have the monitoring stuff pointed out by users as some compile it themselves and look through the code.  Also there's an active discussion mailing list.


9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: issues with uefi, more than 6 drives, ahci, windows 8. on: January 20, 2015, 05:51:48 AM
I believe Shades is correct about fast booting.  Also it may be helpful to post here:
http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/

I'm sure many there have put W8.x on W7 boxes with custom builds and huge drives.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: chrome browser is so nasty on: January 19, 2015, 06:01:25 PM
I used chromium snapshots on Windows for a couple of years.  It was pretty well-behaved.  Best method is to download the win32 zip.  Even though these are snapshots many are quite stable.  The trick is, when you get one that runs well, back up the settings/profile folder and the one the executable is in, before trying a newer version.  The reason is, if a newer version introduces a new variable, then you run an older version without restoring the profile, it will give an error about unknown or corrupted data in the profile.

Chromium worked well for me.  The main reason I went back to Firefox is I missed certain AddOns.  Here's the link to the snapshot list:

http://commondatastorage....uous/index.html?path=Win/

Afa getting rid of old settings one thing you can try after uninstalling is run CCleaner Registry clean and fix all issues.  Make sure to save the backup as offered before fixing.  I think I only had one build of CCleaner that had a Registry Cleaner bug but it's a good precaution to save the reg file.


(I'm assuming you are talking the Windows version of chrome browser.)

11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 16, 2015, 05:42:51 AM
@Deozaan  American actors from Raymond Burr on, should not be in Godzilla flicks.  Toho should make them themselves.  At this point, since the first Mathew Broderick version tried to make the thing "realistic" by spitting fire but no Heat Ray(tm) I have lost interest in any Godzilla produced in the English language.

The American flick has apparently served a purpose by nudging Toho to realize there's still a market.  Toho is supposed to pick up the series again.  I'll wait for those to be released.

I enjoyed Godzilla Final Wars.  There was a bit too much Alien fighting kung fu mumbo jumbo.  Those scenes reminded me a bit of the flick Wicked City  But City did it better.

As far as plot holes or logical flaws, I can't even bring myself to watch the video you posted since G 1998 had the bit with helicopters following the monster up and down streets instead of flying over the buildings.  Whenever I see that I want to switch ithe movie off right then.  I should have,  smiley

I look forward to the real Toho releases to come.


12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: January 15, 2015, 03:38:15 PM
The more I look at where Microsoft wants you to "go today" after Windows 7, the happier I am I made the switch to Linux. Cool

I noticed an article, 3 Ways to Run Normal Linux on a Chromebook

Maybe some people who would not ordinarily try Linux will come in through the back door if someone sets it up for them.

I want to give it another go when I can set up some desktops.  I notice just from playing in VMs it's not as frustrating as it used to be.  Some key bindings like for copy and paste are the same as Windows etc..
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 14, 2015, 08:59:38 AM
@MilesAhead   smiley

"E = MC Hammer."

-- Albert Einstein

I thought it was E = MC Hammered.  Wink
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 14, 2015, 05:50:57 AM
It has been my contention for some time that many quotes attributed to Albert Einstein were created by surreptitious government types in an effort to influence the behavior of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sixpack.

Putting aside the obvious examples for the moment, I have pasted below several quotes whose authenticity is suspect:

"No good weed goes unpunished."

-- Albert Einstein

"Where d' white wimmin' at?"

-- Albert Einstein

"Because that's where the money is."

-- Albert Einstein

"Bling goes better with Coke."

-- Albert Einstein

"I know what weapons the Third World War will be fought with.
But it's classified."

-- Albert Einstein

"Whistle while you work."

-- Albert Einstein

"She doth teach the torches to burn baby burn."

-- Albert Einstein

"Double your pleasure.  Double your fun.
With Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint gum."

-- Albert Einstein

"Talk's cheap.  I want action."

-- Albert Einstein

"No money.  No honey."

-- Albert Einstein

Also I have it from a reliable source that anything witty longer
than 2 sentences was actually penned by Professor Irwin Corey.  The
World's Leading Authority.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 14, 2015, 05:26:18 AM
The therapeutic value of dark humor:

Why you would need the word when a speeding vehicle with flashing lights is behind you I don't know.

I have had a seriously fucked up day, but that darkly keen observation actually made me laugh for the first time today.

Thank you.

Thank you for the kind reply.  smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 13, 2015, 11:33:07 AM
I don't think an idea by itself has much effect.  It's not only what is said but who said it.

I suspect during the 50s and 60s in an effort to impress certain advice on people, many quotes were attributed to Albert Einstein.  It stands to reason that if other geniuses, like Woody Allen or Yogi Berra, only produced a dozen or fewer really pithy sayings, it's not likely Einstein uttered all that stuff under his name.  The name was synonymous with genius in those years.  That was promoted and exploited.

As a simple example, somebody came up with the idea to paint the word Ambulance backwards on the front of same so that drivers would see it the right way around in their rear view mirrors.  Why you would need the word when a speeding vehicle with flashing lights is behind you I don't know.  But I know if I thought of doing that everyone would say what a really stupid idea it was and not paint any ambulances as described.

Perhaps the person had an automotive painting business?
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Right click Hyper link in email text and have option to send shortcut to desktop on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:43 AM
My guess is they don't bother to add another interface since you can open in a new window or tab, then drag from the addressbar to desktop.  I think there was a Firefox AddOn called DeskCuts or something.

I'm not sure how old it is or if it still works:
https://addons.mozilla.or...US/firefox/addon/deskcut/
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 11, 2015, 08:40:43 AM

The kids will bug him to do it perpetually.  Wink
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Authorities suspect a shark tried to eat Vietnam's Internet on: January 10, 2015, 03:26:48 PM
So...who owns the shark?

The FBI says it's North Korea.

Yes, and - being under alien (mind) control - they used alien technology to HacK the shark and make it attack the cable.

 cheesy

From the still I thought it was how you made a shot on a really large pool table if you don't have any hands.  Wink
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 09:43:27 AM
^ Might want to check those projectiles... looks like some men might be giving their all to make them.  Grin

Could be the inspiration for the group name Spyro Gyra.  Wink
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 09:39:52 AM
The sound of one hoof clapping:
http://marketingpfft.com/...fbeats-dont-think-zebras/
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 09:37:16 AM
I have absolutely no idea what it means. But I love it!

My only guess would be that zebras can't afford shoes.  And/or they run quietly to avoid alerting predators.  smiley
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 09, 2015, 04:56:07 PM
Excuse me while i feed my mittens

Heh heh.  Cute.  smiley
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: QTTabbar (now at version 1024) is once again my favourite on: January 09, 2015, 10:45:30 AM
It's unclear to me:
does it do dual-pane - or are the multiple panes always showing the same location?

Explorer windows get multi-tabbed, is the main feature.  I tried a mod version done by the other guy some time ago.  It seemed stable enough.  But the main thing that gripes me with these single pane multi-tabbed deals is I try to drag a bunch of files to another tab and they disappear into a random subfolder, if there are any, in the target tab.  Then I have to hunt them down.  Not really convenient.  I feel more comfortable with dual pane multi-tabbed.

I downloaded this one and tried to get it going but it seemed to be hosed by the fact I had Classic Shell installed. I could not access the Folder Options down arrow to enable it.  I had a tough time uninstalling both.  So I went back to classic shell since I'm on W8 and I'm used to having it.

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I want to know about web hosting? on: January 09, 2015, 10:22:58 AM
They're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!   Sad
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