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3376  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Book: Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) on: January 25, 2010, 02:53:54 PM
If it was written by W. C. Fields #1 would be Play In Traffic.

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3377  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TeraCopy Pro only $11 (50% off at BDJ) on: January 22, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
After trying this a bit more I see how he is working the Auto Minimize.  For some reason I thought it required manual intervention to start the next operation.  Works fine the way it is.  The minimized instances will execute in order.  Perfect for my usage with Q-Dir.
3378  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TeraCopy Pro only $11 (50% off at BDJ) on: January 21, 2010, 02:52:06 PM
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Buy TeraCopy Pro  – 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

$ back != try before you buy

It's like them mail-in rebates where I forget the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each when wuz when they tell me they're not gonna' send the check.

edit: but so far it looks like the free one will do what I need.  If I could get it for $11 that would but I'm only going to use it to copy GB files out of a file manager that doesn't multi-task.  Explorer copy on Vista64 is actually pretty much the same afa transfer speed for my usage.
3379  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TeraCopy Pro only $11 (50% off at BDJ) on: January 20, 2010, 07:55:01 PM
btw can anyone tell me if the 2.12 Pro version still has that AutoMinimize behavior on the 2nd instance where  you have to hit the Start Now button before the timer runs down?(There doesn't seem to be a full featured Trial Version of Pro.  If you click download instead of buy you get the free version. No way to know exactly what you are going to get if you pay.)

I'm having trouble finding a 64 bit free Windows file manager that can multi-task.  I thought I'd try the approach of using a 64 bit file copy utility to offload the copy operation avoiding file manager freeze with multi-GB files.  Turns out there aren't many of those for free either.  Many have some quirk that makes them unusable.  For example, one pops up a status dialog in the corner near the task tray.  You can move it, but when it opens again, it's right back to where you didn't want it. Stuff like that just makes the utility unusable for me.
3380  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: January 19, 2010, 07:53:33 PM
btw if you like to try betas or have several versions of FF using the same profile, I found out how to get rid of that "thank you for trying" page on first start after switching versions.  After awhile it can get pretty annoying.

This info should be enough to get you there:
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To get rid of the "Welcome" in FF 3.x in the address bar type
about:config

in the search type StartUp

you will see settings with the words Welcome and First Run
and some stuff about Override URL. Double click them.
A dialog pops up. Substitute either about:blank or your home page URL for what is in the dialog. Close Firefox.
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Note that I use settings "start with home page" and I use about:blank for my home page.  If you put in the actual url for your home page and change the setting then you'd have to change it each time to match it up. It's probably better just to have it at about:blank as a blank page is less annoying IMHO than that thank you page.

Right now I'm using FF 3.6 RC2 and I got rid of 3.7Pre as the snappier page load is only a fraction of a second and what it lacks are features I use.  But one good side-effect is if I do try another version or beta because I already have those settings in my profile I don't get the Thank You page or Welcome on first run(doesn't change the size of my browser window for one thing.)

3381  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Notification Icons on: January 17, 2010, 05:29:17 PM
You could try CCleaner and see if deleting Tray Notification Cache will clean it out.
3382  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sandboxie license at 51% off - $14.14 (Jan 15 only) on: January 15, 2010, 03:16:28 PM
It's one year later, Jan 15 2010, and I wish it was on sale today. I'd love to get it at the discount.  Sad

Be a sport and spring for it!!  smiley

Especially now it just came out supporting 64 bit. The thing to do though is try the freebie just in case it doesn't like your HD controller.  Sometimes going from version to version the driver won't install.  I just save a copy of the last installer where everything worked in case a new version won't install or has a bug.  Entering the license info enables all the additional features. There's no different download to install.  You know the driver installed before you pay with that approach.

The first 64 bit build of the recent 64 bit generation would not install on my PC as I have a raid controller.  I posted details to the Sandboxie forum and the next build installed fine.  The author constantly works it. I don't feel bad about shelling out when the programmer actively supports it like that, esp. when it's under $50.

And, no I didn't get a free copy for plugging it.  I bought it back in 2007. smiley



3383  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: January 14, 2010, 11:28:21 PM
What I'd like to find now is a gui that will run tsMuxer jobs in batch. tsMuxerGui is fine but it gets tedious doing the same drag & drop operation 10 or 15 times when all the params are the same. Outfile is sourcefile with different extension etc..

Or a folder mode like Popcorn MKV audio converter has would be nice.
3384  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is best program to create a DVD from any video file? on: January 14, 2010, 04:06:14 PM
Anybody use HCbatchGUI before and care to comment on the quality of its output?

I tried a couple of runs with it but it just felt like it was too easy to miss a setting and start the thing going. I seem to have an easier time remembering how to set the options with AVStoDVD.  Plus the help gives some hints on which sizer to use. One thing I recently realized with AVStoDVD when converting HD source down to DVD, the fps processing isn't that much slower on my dual core than my quad core.  I can do the job on the dual core which runs much quieter when the cores are maxed out, and it only costs me about another hour for the conversion. Going from avi to dvd the quad core is much faster esp. when using multiple instances of the video converter.  But downsizing is so slow that the percentage difference only gets you a few frames per second.  It's more convenient just to put the job on the quiet machine and forget about it for a few hours.

3385  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Has anyone discovered any cool Windows 7 third-party utilities? on: January 14, 2010, 11:52:19 AM
can anyone recommend a simple startup utility (I mean that you can check/control what's starting with the OS) for 64bit Win7 ?

The Sysinternals Autostarts works, but its interface is pretty busy. If you suspect a particular thing is starting up there's a search feature.  But to just look through all the stuff is pretty hypnotic.  My eyes glaze over.
3386  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: All AutoHotkey (AHK) coders read: No more upx packing of compiled ahk utils on: January 13, 2010, 01:12:55 PM
Looks like UPX is a bit smarter about compression of exe/resources than 7-zip. Using the Compile II mentioned with UPX off a trivial AHK script with icon resource compiles to about 486 KB instead of 277 KB.  After compressing both with 7-zip the one with no UPX compresses to a 258 KB download instead of 213 KB. I haven't done any trials with larger apps since I only use AHK for very small scripts.

With the rate these viruses propagate has anyone done any calculations on the possibility of random signature matches?  Or are the permutations so large that it's trivial?  Before Linux had to be able to handle all these Windows file formats, most files didn't even have an extension.  You relied on a program called 'file' iirc that looked at the start of the file and guessed if it was a printer configuration file, a bash script, an executable etc..
I wonder how long it will be until just any random string of bytes at the start of a file matches some virus signature somewhere?


3387  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Verbatim DVD+R 16x blanks $30/hundred including shipping on: January 11, 2010, 09:52:05 PM
Looks like they bumped it up to about $30/hundred including shipping.  Still not bad at 30 cents each.

http://www.newegg.com/Pro...br-_-17-507-003-_-Product



3388  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Verbatim DVD+R 16x blanks $30 per hundred including shipping on: January 11, 2010, 04:19:22 PM
I just checked NewEgg.com as now and then they have 100 Pack cake boxes of Verbatim DVD+R 16x for righteous money.  Sure enough I got an order in for $23.99 standard shipping free.  For a quarter I can risk a coaster now and then. smiley

I don't know how long it's on.  I just went to the product as that's the DVD+R I always use.  The cheap price is not for the Hub Printable with the white latex.  Only the gold brush metal color jobs. These are the same ones you frequently see on sale in OfficeMax for around the same money.  I've had very good luck with them.  Here's the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Pro...br-_-17-507-003-_-Product



3389  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sandboxie goes 64 bit on: January 11, 2010, 04:10:54 PM
I didn't realize I transposed the digits. I must have mumbled backwards. smiley

I should have cut & pasted instead.
3390  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sandboxie goes 64 bit on: January 10, 2010, 11:00:36 PM
Good news indeed. Cool But I have to admit to some confusion-- did you mean the newest 3.43 beta? tellme

If you go in the 3.43 beta forum, there's a thread with the link to the 64 bit download.  The thread title mentions 64 bit.  The link is in the first post.
3391  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.6 RC1 is out on: January 09, 2010, 03:10:55 PM
btw there's a simple fix in about:config

I can run one browser, close it, switch to another, close it, run sandboxed, no sandbox back and forth, and they all start up with a blank page.  heh heh heh
3392  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sandboxie goes 64 bit on: January 09, 2010, 01:45:44 PM
Yay!! Sandboxie 3.34.13 works on my Vista64!!




3393  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past on: January 09, 2010, 01:27:08 PM
Hmmm, sometimes it seems like I'm in a Fruit Chan film.

3394  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fave Folder hotkey utility on: January 08, 2010, 02:06:37 AM
Fave Folder updated to v. 1.2.0.2

Just added a few sanity checks.  Source and Target must be on the same drive. Checks to prevent move of C:\ into C:\temp and that type of thing.  Note that it is only meant to be used with local drives.  Network paths are not supported.

See first post for link.
3395  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.6 RC1 is out on: January 07, 2010, 02:20:23 PM
btw for nightly builds I find update counter-productive.  If you have to back it off and you've been using the update mechanism, then you don't have the installers for past builds that worked well.  Best to download from the ftp site.
The nightly builds aren't hard to find.  Google "minefield nightly build".  Try posting a problem report or just finding them to read.  It's not trivial.

They are not big on grouping related things in their web space.  More about feature splash pages with no good links how to find the details you are looking for.
3396  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past on: January 07, 2010, 02:14:10 PM
You deserve a big hand for that!

That's a relief.  For a second there I thought you were only going to give me the finger.


3397  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.6 RC1 is out on: January 07, 2010, 01:58:43 PM
Not difficult to find if you are interested enough smiley

The whole Mozilla site is difficult.  Everything is totally scattered.  Takes 10 minutes just to find the change log for the latest stable version.  It's a mess.

They don't seem interested in clarification.  Seems more like "there's no such thing as bad publicity" mentality.
3398  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Renaming question on: January 06, 2010, 05:43:40 PM
Thanks for telling, AbteriX. ReNamer is my favorite file renaming utility, but there's clearly lots I don't know about it. Needless to say, Bulk Rename Utility really overwhelmed me with all its options.

BRU can be a killer.  Most of the time unless I want to perform concurrent operations I just use the rename utility built into FreeCommander.  It has a simple numbering feature and macros for name, count etc..  The main downer for FC is it's 32 bit Delphi code.  Runs fine on 32 OS but on Vista64 it can be sluggish.  Sometimes I click on a file and it takes a second or two to move the highlight.

3399  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.6 RC1 is out on: January 06, 2010, 05:38:46 PM
All I know is it works as well if not better than 3.6 beta 5.  It's not the easiest thing in the world to even find FF betas on the Mozilla sites.  The whole setup is totally disorganized. Not to mention having about 5 concurrent versions extant.  The whole thing looks like a churning operation.

3400  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox 3.6 final, which is the same as RC 2 Jan 15 build .. is out on: January 06, 2010, 11:56:22 AM
They officially released FF 3.6.  This is the same code as FF RC2 Jan. 15 Build 1 release. I've been using it since then.  Seems stable.

Just for grins I downloaded the 3.6 final English 32 bit installer and the md5 sum is the same as the Jan. 15 RC2.

If you're running that version no need to download. smiley
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