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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dual Boot questions on: August 08, 2014, 04:25:59 PM
I don't recall ever running a dual boot system that didn't turn sour

That lame scheme of copying over files and hiding partitions, marking the other active etc. never works for long.  Setting a customer up with that mechanism was pulling the pin on the grenade aand telling him to hold it tightly!  smiley

On my old 486 using Boot Magic as primary boot manager and first Lilo, then grub as secondary, I had Dos 6, Windows 3.1/later Win9x, OS/2 3.0 and Slackware with a couple of starup configs in grub, all going for several years.  I think in 2000 or so I got a Pentium III and just went with Win9x and Mandrake 9.1.

But yeah, you have to watch your Ps and Qs all the time.  Plus back then there was no free backup imaging software.  But these days I don't have that kind of patience.  My hair is falling out.  I don;t have to rip it out.  smiley

52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New "censorship" technique on Youtube on: August 08, 2014, 08:40:56 AM
oh yeah,
Miles! you've been hanging around with too many skinny models !! tongue

Heh heh.  I must be gettin' old cuz Britney ain't lookin' too bad to me.  smiley
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dual Boot questions on: August 08, 2014, 08:37:59 AM
Just an FYI:

Dual booting is always a bit hairy because it requires modification to the boot procedure.

What  I much prefer is to use an internal drive rack as your primary hard drive, and just slot in and out different boot drives.

Wish I got onto that.  I guy on another forum uses the drive rack.  Every couple of days he makes a Macrium image of the boot drive and restores it to an identical drive in a docking station.  If he has a HD failure he pulls the backup drive out of a drawer, slides it in the rack and boots.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dual Boot questions on: August 08, 2014, 07:58:40 AM
Dual boot was fun to play with back in the day, but it eventually ends up being a real hassle when you need to get something from the old OS...when you're already in the middle of something on the new OS.

They messed it up starting with Vista.  The booted OS just has to be C:.  XP didn't care.  It booted as H: on my dual core and I could just drag and drop any files I needed from the W7 partition. (I'm talking single physical drive setup pre GPT.)

It would be fun to do it over again on a large SSD.  The reboot wouldn't take so long.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New "censorship" technique on Youtube on: August 08, 2014, 07:52:49 AM
I heard a similar thing was done for an unauthorized Britney Spears video.  Rather than take it down they morphed it to make Britney fat and ugly.  Oh. Wait a second.  I stand corrected.  The video is unmodified after all.  smiley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt8VYOfr8To
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 08, 2014, 06:08:10 AM
It seems that way.  I ran Quick Scan and got nada.  Then ran MBAM threat scan and got 53 PUPS.  That's about the same number as the tracking cookies SAS always reported.  I guess I'll try a full scan on SAS next time.

Edit:  I'm doing a full scan and it's finding stuff now.  I liked the old way.  I could kill the scan after it found the tracking cookies and delete them.  Only took about a minute.  Oh well.  At least it seems to be working.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: August 08, 2014, 05:40:54 AM
Quote
The same way you can create quick access to the other items:

Tangentially, I only saw one mention of Windows Run-Command on DC.  I ran across the update on Snapfiles and decided to try it.  Not bad.  Sits in tray and opens on Winkey r.  It has the expected links to command prompt, elevated command prompt etc..  But it also has a Favorites with folders such as Tools and recently run stuff.

I like it because it doesn't try to do too much.  All the graphical shells like you see on Linux that I've tried for Windows seemed pretty flaky(albeit I haven't canvased the category.)

58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 07, 2014, 04:30:01 PM
Hmmm Super Anti Spyware portable has a new look.  It used to find about 50 tracking cookies on every Quick Scan.  Now it doesn't find any.  I'm wondering if it's because:

a) the new SAS doesn't detect them even though they are there
b) I switched from FF 30 to Cyberfox 31 x64 so there aren't any
c) SAS doesn't look where Cyberfox puts its cookies

Has anyone noticed this SAS change?
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: August 07, 2014, 12:50:08 PM

Windows Secrets is catching up.........
[quote Command Central: Windows functions in one place
How did an essentially undocumented trick, designed for IT administrators and commonly called GodMode, go viral on the Internet? Certainly the all-powerful connotation of the name aroused interest. But it's this function's one-stop list of Windows tools that wins over most users.
To create this folder, take the following steps:

Right-click a free spot on the desktop and select New/Folder.

Give the new folder any name you wish, as long as it's followed by a period and the following string of characters: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


Works for me. Quite the bunch of buttons.  smiley
(Edit: I'm on Windows 8.0 x64.)


60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 07, 2014, 04:30:44 AM
Saffron survived anesthesia and just got back home to begin some rest and recuperation  thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

Thank you all for your positive thoughts and good wishes -- they seem to have helped.

Glad to hear the good news.

61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords on: August 06, 2014, 02:15:48 PM
Right! Because nobody can steal you money if you've already wasted it all buying dumb shit ... Like an insurance policy that purports to ensure that you are indeed the real you...just because they say so. Even though they've never actually seen your ass IRL.



They send you an email .. "Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?"  If your payment clears then you is.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 06, 2014, 10:21:48 AM
Just a quick update.  So far nothing weird.  Even that search page on Windows forums Tutorials is showing up now.  It must have been a site glitch they fixed that only effected FF based browsers.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 06, 2014, 09:52:36 AM
C'mon through Saffron.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 05, 2014, 02:01:32 PM
Not sure whether to post or not, but...

I'm glad you did.  It was interesting.  Before Kindergarten my father's mother lived with us.  She was the only one who made any attempt to teach me to read.  She would point to the ads in the newspaper as I sat on her lap, and read them to me.

I remember my parents being very surprised when I pointed to the cigarette ad on the page my mother was reading and said "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!" Perhaps it was just how it seemed to me as a kid but soon after that incident grandma' wasn't living with us anymore.  No, she wasn't fitted for cement overshoes.  But she did end up back in my father's home town in Ohio.   huh
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 05, 2014, 05:37:20 AM
Then one day as you skipped along you encountered a tall man in a gray suit with gray felt hat.  He gave you such a disgusted look.  You slow down in reaction.  Then the gray man says "You are tool old to be skipping" all mean and nasty.

Yeah, well...I remember that tall man in a gray suit with a gray felt hat. I slowed my skipping enough to give him a hard kick in the shins and resumed my skipping.

All these year later I'm still skipping and he hasn't been foolhardy enough to show his face around me again.  smiley

Thanks for doing your bit.  All is not yet lost.  smiley



66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New guy on the forums on: August 05, 2014, 05:32:38 AM
Welcome Mason, we left the door ajar for you.
 


Hmm, sometimes I wonder if you're on the level.  smiley
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New guy on the forums on: August 04, 2014, 05:01:04 PM
Thank you rgdot and MilesAhead (who looks strangely familiar Wink)!

Heh heh.  The pink trumpet gives it away every time.  Wink
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New guy on the forums on: August 04, 2014, 04:42:28 PM
Welcome aboard.

69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Installing USB Mass Storage Driver - Problem on: August 04, 2014, 12:17:17 PM
I'm not sure what's supposed to happen there.  But if you don't get any joy try posting here:
www.sevenforums.com/drivers/
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Tails needs to boot to create a bootable USB on: August 04, 2014, 09:31:51 AM
Has anyone figured out the piggyback scheme used by Tails?

I followed the instructions to create the first bootable USB.  I gather I'm supposed to boot that, then use the Linux install program to write to a USB drive in another port to create the true Tails with storage etc..

Where I get stuck is I press F12 to change the boot order to the USB.  Then I get a prompt that says
boot:

with no instructions.  If I hit Enter the prompt just rewrites itself on the next line.  I must have missed something.  smiley

71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 04, 2014, 09:00:09 AM
I think the FF release cycle is just too fast.  And it's driving the spin-offs to keep up.  Seems like if it's FF or Pale Moon or whatever, it works for a couple of updates, then it's funky for a few.

A lot of time is wasted trying out supposedly stable versions only to uninstall after a bad patch.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 04, 2014, 08:20:35 AM
I think the cause of the malaise is much simpler.  Think back to when you were a kid skipping down the street.  You were happy for no particular reason.  In fact it was your default state of mind.  Adults smiled to see you skipping along so care free.

Then one day as you skipped along you encountered a tall man in a gray suit with gray felt hat.  He gave you such a disgusted look.  You slow down in reaction.  Then the gray man says "You are tool old to be skipping" all mean and nasty.

From that day on your life sucked.  You worried about things that never bothered you before.  Well I'm here to tell you that was no accident.  The gray man is no ordinary person.  He's a time traveler and his mission is to conduct hostile psychological operations against the middle class people of The United States.

Being from the future he could see that it was only necessary to spoil the childhoods of the middle class kids to generate the impetus for all the wars, famines, depressions, inflationary periods etc that sapped the resources of the middle class.

The only way to turn back the clock on the downfall of the middle class is to go back in time and skip down the street no matter what anyone thinks or says about it!

73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 04, 2014, 08:02:04 AM
With that in mind, think i'll give CF another look.
The creator of SyncPlaces really expresses well my feelings with regards to Mozilla and recent changes in Firefox.

I've been trying to adjust to Australis but i really do find myself more "cornered" so to speak.
It's a similar sensation to when i use Google Chrome (or any Chrome based browser).


I'm using Classic Theme Restorer mainly because I'm using Glass on Windows 8.  Otherwise I'd have to install TabMix Plus and set custom background color for tabs to read the labels.

I never liked Ribbons.  But I got used to chromium.  It launched so fast I put up with the wrench then the hash mark or whatever it is.  I went back to FF once I saw it had speed comparable to chromium using a single exe. On Firefox first thing I do is enable the Menubar and BookmarksBar.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 04, 2014, 05:32:22 AM
Just gave Cyberfox a spin - at first it looked spiffy but after syncing with Mozilla, everything just went quirky and toolbars were out of order. I have about 20 addons with Firefox that work just fine there. Don't feel like going through a tedious process of elimination with Cyberfox.

I don't use sync.  So if that triggers a bug I wouldn't notice.  I use FEBE and SyncPlaces to sync to a local folder.  Now and then I upload via FTP.  At this point I only have the Laptop.  To update FF Portable on my Windows 7 VM I just drag and drop the entire FF Portable folder.

Edit: That reminds me.  I should install CF on the x64 Windows VM as default browser.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: August 03, 2014, 09:44:56 AM
A quote I read somewhere recently:
"Virus check complete. All viruses functioning normally."

Heh.  A new product could be Intel VO.  No, not a whiskey.     Virus Optimization.  Wink
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