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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / One of My Favorite Things on: July 24, 2015, 02:21:14 PM
John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy et al.

http://www.dailymotion.co...-favorite-things-19_music
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / SRV Plays Jimi on: July 24, 2015, 01:34:59 PM
SRV's homage to the one and only Jimi

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJh2FFUUoU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJh2FFUUoU</a>
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [Help!] Boot problem/s on: July 24, 2015, 01:05:39 PM

I ran into this exact problem last year after replacing the hard drive in a Dell laptop. The restore process is supposed to hide that partition at the end of the restore process, but doesn't necessarily do so. IIRC I found a way to do it from the command line. If I get some time, I'll see if I can find the command I used.

Probably diskpart.  Run it from an administrative command prompt(or elevated as they say these days.)

edit: This tutorial on a Vista system changes a recovery partition to show it by changing the type to 07. Supposedly 07 is visible ntfs 17 is hidden and 27 is a recovery partition.  If 17 doesn't work try 27.  smiley

http://defaultreasoning.c...basic-disk-with-diskpart/


54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: July 24, 2015, 12:32:18 PM
Has anyone mentioned beavis and butthead yet?

Yup.  It was already listed when I posted.  I like them too.  Mike Judge did Office Space which is one of my favorite flicks.  I don't understand why Jennifer Aniston didn't come over my place to watch Kung Fu flicks.  But that's another story.  smiley

Speaking of adult cartoons it looks like South Park will go on forever.

55  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job? on: July 24, 2015, 10:12:52 AM
As I read the subject line again I think if the funds transfered successfully the software publisher would answer "yes."  I suspect that is the only job most of them are designed for.

56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: July 24, 2015, 08:38:38 AM
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the Woodstock version of "I'm Goin' Home"
The crying video above doesn't do it for me, but I'm Going Home is a great song and a very cool performance i've watched many times.

It is more fun watching the vids if you were at the shows.  There was one "official bootleg" album of a concert maybe in Germany or someplace, that did the shows justice.  Same routine as Alvin Lee always did.  It gave a good idea of a typical TYA concert in the late 60s, early 70s.  As an aside, I saw Ten Years After at Clark University in Worcester, MA.  Opening for TYA was a solo guitar act.  This dude just sat on a chair with an acoustic guitar, a couple of microphones, and started singing stuff like "Fire and Rain."  Yeah, it was James Taylor touring for his first album.


57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: July 24, 2015, 08:18:54 AM
Generally I liked the Warner Brothers cartoons, also Rocky & Bullwinkle, Yogi Bear etc..

But here are a couple of variations on the same theme.  In the first, Tom Terrific can morph himself into anything.  My older brother and I used to watch the Captain Kangaroo show, which showed the Tom Terrific cartoons weekday mornings.  Since my brother was named Tom I had be be Manfred The Wonder Dog(tm.)    wallbash

The evil mastermind who was out to destroy Tom was Crabby Appleton.  Needless to say, he was proud of being "rotten to the core."  smiley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLMw_hoQoUw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLMw_hoQoUw</a>

In the second variation, Felix The Cat had a "magic bag of tricks" that he could contort into any device or machine.  Like if he needed a ride it became a car, canoe  etc..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGbBFsiuzc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGbBFsiuzc</a>



Also I liked Tennessee Tuxedo, just because the voices were easy to mimic.  Don Adams used his Get Smart voice for Tennessee and I have no idea who did Chumley.  But doing  few lines could get a quick laugh.



58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / I Can't Keep From Cryin' .. Sometimes on: July 24, 2015, 07:40:55 AM
I just found this video this morning.  When I first started going to concerts it was mainly to see Ten Years After.  Back then the albums put out by the group tended to be 2 to 3 minute studio versions of the songs.  So when you said you liked Ten Years After people who heard those tunes on the radio thought you were stupid.

But Alvin Lee worked the same perfomance live for years and perfected it.  When he got the energy from the crowd he got into it(as shown by the Woodstock version of "I'm Goin' Home" a tune he used to end their concerts.)

Anyway, this is one of the better renditions I have seen of Cryin'

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk9_-3CT1f8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk9_-3CT1f8</a>

59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [Help!] Boot problem/s on: July 23, 2015, 05:37:53 PM
That is wild.  I never heard of a machine without a positive off button.  Sometimes I have to hold it down for about 7 or 8 seconds.  But it always kills the Laptop.  My sample size is rather small.  This Toshiba is the only Lappy I ever owned.  smiley
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 23, 2015, 05:33:30 PM
the title of this thread is "Windows 10 Announced", not like "Have you tried the beta versions of Windows 10?"
I don't install beta versions of anything.
Further more, you all have debated it as if everybody knows it, but not really telling what it can do.

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Sorry, that first answer was much too hasty and rude.  embarassed

The case is, (I have not tried Windows 8, and) I still know nothing about Windows 10 Explorer.


I just asked over on TenForums and guys running it say W 10 still does not have Explorer with tabs.  I think they are trying to sneak through the entire life cycle of Windows without updating the Explorer shell.  It must be a gigantic pile of spaghetti code.  smiley
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk on: July 23, 2015, 05:26:27 PM
Just to create a curiosity some company should make The Last Desktop, with The Last Spinner for HD and The Last Version of Windows as OS.  Input would be via The Last Kedyboard and The Last Pointing Device.  Video would be displayed on The Last CRT Monitor and audio would be played on The Last Stereo Speakers.

For power you plug it into The Last A/C Wall Socket.  smiley
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [Help!] Boot problem/s on: July 23, 2015, 03:15:35 PM
You mean you hold down the Power Button and it won't shut down?  (I know.  Dumb question.  But I have to ask.)
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 23, 2015, 02:13:27 PM
tabs in Explorer:


I thought the Explorer in W10 finally has tabs built in?
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FolderCache 6.3.8.1 on: July 23, 2015, 07:33:27 AM
FolderCache 6.3.8.1  Updated download link in first post.  Updated home page url in program, help and readme files.  Updated "visit hotkey page" function.  But the "check for new version" has not been modified as this is likely to be the last version other than minor bug fixes.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 22, 2015, 06:39:00 PM
Curious about FolderCache and PastePath...

Thank you for asking.  FolderCache got a write-up awhile back here

PastePath was inspired by a post on DC.  I forget the location of the post.  But it mentioned another software that made it easy to paste in an Explorer folder path.  That is all PastePath does.  It remembers the last folder that was active and pastes it when you hit the hotkey.  I detects a command prompt and pastes it in so that the prompt will accept it(I believe it right clicks the mouse.)  Very simple but it is convenient for avoiding drilling down in SaveAs and Open dialogs. It will paste into anything that accepts clipboard text via Control v.

It is not perfect.  It won't get the path of special folders like Computer(neither will FolderCache.)  One of these days I should add that in but I fear making the calls to get the special folder CLSIDs or names may be slow.  If you use a file manager other than File Explorer then these two utilities may not be all that useful.  But if you mainly  do file copy/move with Explorer they may make a few things a bit easier.

Edit: I updated my thread on DC for the program:

http://www.donationcoder....18018.msg385388#msg385388

66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: *Email privacy and security survey* on: July 22, 2015, 04:13:53 PM
^yeah, it's the same one - at the time there were problems with it tracking your activity *after* uninstalling it. I would presume they fixed that since due to the bad press, but probably worth researching.

Trouble is it is hard to keep the tracking to zero.  If you use ToolWiz TimeFreeze or some other sandbox, fine, the stuff is erased when you reboot.  But they are still gathering the data while you surf.  It is really annoying.

There should be some kind of class action suit where they would have to pay us for this data.  It might slow them down if it cost them a few bucks.  Plus if they are going to spy on you at least you could subpoena their own data as proof they owe you money!!!  smiley
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: July 22, 2015, 04:07:51 PM
I use a triple height taskbar with small icons to give them room to pile on.  smiley

Skitch screen cap(only running when taking a snap)
TinySpell
Big Muscle dialog closer for Aero Glass on W8
------ my own utilities---------
ReRun
FolderCache
SoundMixer
CommonKeys
Transpose
PastePath
MoveIt
--------------------------------
KatMouse wheel enhancement
WinPatrol
T-Clock

the bottom row are built in system utilities

[attach]


68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: *Email privacy and security survey* on: July 22, 2015, 03:32:06 PM
^ this WOT?
(that's from mid-2012 - I've no idea what it's like today)

or
this and following post:
http://www.donationcoder....36700.msg343625#msg343625

This one
https://www.mywot.com/

It is just a FF AddOn that shows blank=unknown green=ok red=bad etc..  I haven't signed up to post reviews/opinions.  I figure it is better than no warning at all.
69  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Does Donationcoder have a post(s) containing main s/w deals sites? on: July 22, 2015, 09:43:38 AM
I had this thread going that garnered a few sites:

Best Windows Giveaway Sites



Edit: it is in the Found Deals and Discounts sub-forum which usually has notices for individual giveaways and discounts.  So far I have 6 sites that I monitor daily that I got from the thread above.

70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk on: July 22, 2015, 09:34:29 AM
Hard disks can become too big to fail...

Do they get a bailout at that point?

It's a good thing they have that 8TB drive.  They will need it to store the debt that is being kept off the books.  Got to store that huge number someplace.  Wink
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer Programming To Be Officially Renamed “Googling Stackoverflow” on: July 22, 2015, 09:00:03 AM
Well, here's obfuscated Python instead.

That must be the test input for the Python auto-indenter.  smiley
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer Programming To Be Officially Renamed “Googling Stackoverflow” on: July 22, 2015, 08:23:17 AM
Makes me think of those old "obfuscated C" contests.  The challenge with C was to make it readable.  smiley

You meant Perl, right?

("Readable Perl". Actually, one could make good money with that.)

It reminds me of obfuscated C contests.  There's no need to obfuscate Perl.  I would have left my hair behind a lot sooner if I kept messing with those substitution patterns.  For every follicle found, replace with blank, repeat.  smiley
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Taskbar and windows 8.1 on: July 22, 2015, 06:59:37 AM
Miles, 7stacks works even better in windows 8.1
I am using from windows 7.
Several of my icons are groups : M multimeda , O Office, T Tech, etc.
 Kiss

Glad you like it.  I found it fun once I got used to the quirks of creating a new stack.   thumbs up
74  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: WinToFlash Pro Sale 7USD on: July 22, 2015, 06:57:25 AM
MilesAhead,

Thanks for:
1. bringing to my attention this software offer and
2. bringing to my attention another giveaway type of website (http://www.mostiwant.com).  (I had not heard of this one).



 thumbs up

75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Computer Programming To Be Officially Renamed “Googling Stackoverflow” on: July 22, 2015, 06:47:32 AM
that's an invalid regex...
First remove the extra new-lines, that'll help a bit, but it doesn't flag invalid an e-mail like name@domain, so it's probably bogus.

Makes me think of those old "obfuscated C" contests.  The challenge with C was to make it readable.  smiley  One thing I miss in IDEs is an editor that will scan your code and pretty it up, including block indentation, when you hit a function key.  Like good old DelForEx for Delphi.  Plenty of editors will indent as you go along.  But if I can type one big mess then hit a key to align everything it is so much more fun.  Plus I can think about the code and not worry about the brace matching etc..

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