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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fax Software on: May 08, 2015, 11:38:01 AM
I think I sent maybe 1/2 dozen faxes total.  Therefore I don't have any software to suggest.  But I do suggest using searches that allow you to filter out the paid listings.  For example once you search in Softpedia Desktop Windows section, at the bottom of the page change the license type to Free and hit Go.

Also you may find some good ones on ZDNet or PCMag download sections.  ZDNet you may have to take a few minutes to sign up.

techsupport alert site has "best free Windows" type lists.  But they seem to be falling a couple of years behind now.  It may be a crap shoot if you have a Windows newer than Vista.


52  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Utility to handle files/folders with illegal characters on: May 08, 2015, 10:05:19 AM
You could go at it from the other direction.  Copy all files with Windows legal names you want to keep from the thumb drive to some other storage.  Format the thumb drive erasing all data.

53  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Utility to handle files/folders with illegal characters on: May 08, 2015, 09:37:04 AM
See if this answer is any help
http://stackoverflow.com/...and-windows-filename-java

Edit:

The filename looks like it is created from a URL.  Somewhere on AHK forum I got this function

[copy or print]
PathCreateFromURL( URL )
{
  if (! URL)
  return ""
 VarSetCapacity( fPath, Sz := 2084, 0 )
 DllCall( "shlwapi\PathCreateFromUrl" ( A_IsUnicode ? "W" : "A" )
     , Str,URL, Str,fPath, UIntP,Sz, UInt,0 )
 return fPath
}

If you pass in a string with the filename it should spit out an acceptable Windows filename or an empty string on error.

Edit: for example

[copy or print]
URL := "file://c|MyFolder/yaddyadda.txt"
fname := PathCreateFromURL(URL)
MsgBox % fname


54  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Utility to handle files/folders with illegal characters on: May 08, 2015, 07:19:52 AM
There are Linux win32 utilities that have bash shell with ls and rm commands.  I haven't used it in some time.  I'm not sure which is the latest or most friendly to Windows newer than XP.  Once the bash shell is running just use rm command to remove files and/or folders

http://www.cyberciti.biz/...rm-a-folder-and-contents/
I downloaded Cygwin but it couldn't delete the file in question:

[copy or print]
How can I fix_repair a corrupted PDF file? - Super User.html                      
How can I fix_repair a corrupted PDF file? - Super User-Dateien

$ rm "How can I fix_repair a corrupted PDF file? - Super User.html"
rm: cannot remove ‘How can I fix_repair a corrupted PDF file? - Super User.html’: No such file or directory

I would try ls using a pattern so that only the file(s) you wish to delete match.  Then use the same pattern with rm.  For example
ls -l How*

55  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Frameless.exe: program usage syntax on: May 08, 2015, 06:02:54 AM
Thanks for your interest  undecided


What Windows are you running and what GPU do you have?

(I ask because if it is Windows 7 it is noted for being uncooperative for full screen.  One solution I saw was for Intel graphics to set scaling setting to "full screen." )
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Virus or ?? on: May 08, 2015, 05:52:01 AM
OK,  Here is all I have to add.  Maybe someone has heard of this or can give me a hint as to how to even look for it.
The current most likely name is "ROMBERTIK"  It is an extremely malicious family of Malware that seems to be mostly in Europe

I got pleny of hits using this

http://addon.100searchengines.com/

Just reading the subject lines it sounds like it.  The malware erases itself taking everything else with it.
Probably the only action you can take is get the HD out of the machine and work on it from a secure environment if any data has to be recovered.  Preferably as soon as it is identified.  I think I would just kill the power to minimize the run time of the thing.

But there may be better advice in some of the articles.
57  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Utility to handle files/folders with illegal characters on: May 08, 2015, 05:43:32 AM
Possibly Powershell?

Remove Invalid Characters from File Names

Though the problem remains of how to get the file from the filesystem before fixing it.

There are Linux win32 utilities that have bash shell with ls and rm commands.  I haven't used it in some time.  I'm not sure which is the latest or most friendly to Windows newer than XP.  Once the bash shell is running just use rm command to remove files and/or folders

http://www.cyberciti.biz/...rm-a-folder-and-contents/
58  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Utility to handle files/folders with illegal characters on: May 07, 2015, 02:53:35 PM
Have you tried Unlocker

I'm just wondering how the files get created with illegal names in the first place.  It seems strange.
59  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Dayu Disk Master Pro giveaway on: May 07, 2015, 02:49:14 PM
One thing I found out after using up the afternoon.  If you are using Macrium Reflect don't install this.  You get an error that Macrium cannot create snapshot. Provider error.  If you google it you will get a link to the Macrium page telling you the Registry Key to delete.  It is for another software but just select the reg key with the mouse and you will see DiskMaster as the VSS Provider.  I deleted it now Macrium works again.

That's one thing I hate about giveaways.  I end up installing stuff I don't really need.  9 times out of 10 it ends up being a headache.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Virus or ?? on: May 06, 2015, 06:21:58 PM

Good luck questorfla!
This is the weirdest virus case I have ever heard of!!

ohmy

I'm no malware expert.  But from the description it sounds like it lives in the network code.  Maybe even infecting drivers.  If so it would have trusted access and ring 0 processor privileges.  Meaning it could do anything.

But that is just my hunch.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 05, 2015, 07:45:59 AM
There's a literalist in every crowd.  When another drinker challenged the guy to go toe to toe he put his foot in his mouth I'd say.
What a heel!
 


The man obviously lacks soul.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: May 05, 2015, 07:38:20 AM
Currently I am reading Idoru by William Gibson.  It is the first of his works for me.  The protagonist is a genius researcher.  His gift is the ability to sift massive amounts of data and intuitively pursue productive threads.

The plot beings to focus when he is hired by the high tech equivalent of a Tabloid juggernaut.  I am only a few chapters in.  But the hero seems to be moving inexorably (do they not always move inexorably in novels?) toward the nexus of idols, fame, entertainment, tabloid journalism and scandal.

The book is classified SciFi and as yet the only thing that would distinguish it as such is the rebuilding of Japan using nanotechnology.  I am hoping this changes as the plot gains momentum.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 04, 2015, 07:46:12 AM
Digital Life - Time to put down that smartphone

A lot of people in Miami do phone no matter what else they are doing.  Biking down the street.  Skateboarding.  Driving their cars.  Walking.  On trains and elevators.  I see people using it as a mechanism to avoid dealing with people.  I see many people scolling the same text up and down.  Perhaps if it is class notes it is useful for studying.  But I think mostly it is used to be alone in a crowd.

When not reading or looking at photos they are talking to someone.  I don't know who it is on the other end of the line at 4:00 AM.  Maybe they are pretending thinking if they are in contact wih someone they cannot be mugged.  Like the News Cameraman who thinks because he has the violence in the frame it cannot reach through to him due to nebulous magic.

When I hear people speak I don't look to see who is talking.  I just assume they are talking into the phone.  I often wonder who listens to the drab play by play.. "I'm crossing 8th street.  I'm almost to the other side.  I'm stepping up on the curb..."  Is anyone really listening to that drivel?  Or maybe they pick up the hand set every few minutes and say "Uh huh."  Perhaps it is Cortana.  smiley

I thought it would be a great thing when cell went flat rate.  Way wrong on that one!    smiley

64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need an Easy fix for annoying problem with sorting in Windows on: May 04, 2015, 07:33:23 AM
If you know the name of the icon, just start typing the name while on the Desktop. The highlight will jump to the icon's whose name matches what you type in. You don't even have to open a file manager.

Learn something new every day.  That makes it too easy.  smiley
65  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Dayu Disk Master Pro giveaway on: May 03, 2015, 02:18:29 PM
Just coincidence.  I was messing around with a Ramdisk and portable browser the last few days.  The RamDisk was by Dayu using Disk Master Free.  I see GOTD has the Pro version free for the next 11 hours and change.  I've installed it.  But I'm reticent to try anything drastic like messing with my partitions unless I have to.  One of the features it boasts is a bootable WinPE based recovery disc/usb.

It claims both MBR and GPT types are supported.

Also has features similar to Macrium Reflect.  Image backup, disk cloning etc..
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MoveIt 1.3.3.0 on: May 03, 2015, 02:05:34 PM
Would it be possible to make the Alt+click an option?

In the Tray Menu uncheck Snap Window to Quadrant.  With the "tic tac toe" move there's no real need for snap to quadrant.  If you want to make a 1/4 screen size window you can always use one of the customized sizes with hotkey-z.

Thanks thumbs up
I actually looked at the tray menu and managed to miss that [:we need a looking up to heaven smilie:]

smiley

It is a bit misleading.  It might better be called "lazy drag to corner" or something similar.  smiley
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MoveIt 1.3.3.0 on: May 03, 2015, 11:07:13 AM
Would it be possible to make the Alt+click an option?

In the Tray Menu uncheck Snap Window to Quadrant.  With the "tic tac toe" move there's no real need for snap to quadrant.  If you want to make a 1/4 screen size window you can always use one of the customized sizes with hotkey-z.

68  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hide My IP free for 2 days 17+ hours on: May 03, 2015, 09:19:51 AM

This could be kinda neat (or others of its class), because "everyone is saying" "we received/tracked your ip" (*Favorite line by the tech portion of 100+ TV episodes!)

And there might be a legal wrinkle with the copyright gangs trying to pin stuff "on your ip".



At the college I cannot connect to anything with the hidden IP.  I'll try i at the public library next time I connect from there.  The school probably sees it as a copyright bypass scheme.  They even block FTP here.  I have to upload all files to my web page via the browser.

69  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Hide My IP free for 2 days 17+ hours on: May 03, 2015, 05:45:35 AM
Hide My IP

Free for the next 2 days 17+ hours.  I have the impression that this may be easier to set up and perhaps less capable than some internet privacy/anti-tracker software.  I haven't tried it yet.  For free I figure it may be good to satisfy my curiosity.

The gist of it is it substitutes another IP for the real one if you use one of the supported browsers.
It comes as 2 downloads.  The software and the license key.  I'm going to install it now just for grins and see what IP SpeedTest shows when doing the broadband benchmark.

Edit: On opening the license file it states 3 Month Premium License.  For what it's worth.  Anyway I'll install when I can plug into some power a bit later.  smiley

70  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Clipboard Help and Spell - New Name? on: May 02, 2015, 03:41:33 PM
My inclination would be to keep the name.  But to refer to it as CHS routinely, to make it less of a mouth full. In that case searches on either CHS or Clipboard Help Spell would pick it right up.

Anyway I am glad you asked.  I read the description more thoroughly.  I didn't realize all the applications it has.  I'm going to try it out.   Thmbsup
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 02, 2015, 03:27:31 PM
I'm not sure I'd trust the salt to make it that unreadable...and hammering the outside casing only warps the platters a bit. So for a low tech destruction on a drive that can't be electronically burned (or shot...), I go with disassembly, fold the platters in half by hand (surprisingly not that hard), and then hammer a sharp crease in the folded platter.

Then to securely quarantine the bits and pieces, put them in a shoulder bag.  Carry the bag on the MetroMover on Saturday Night in Miami.  It's better than incinerated at Cheyenne Mountain.  Wink
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 02, 2015, 07:59:46 AM
Quote
The Cheekiest Remarks of Hollywood's Golden Age Sex Symbols

Nothing by Mae West

She was as cheeky as there was in her time.

huh I wasn't going to click through, but since the picture Arizona Hot used to link to the slideshow had a Mae West quote on it, I had to see for myself if any of them included Mae West quotes.

Three of them did.

Guess my browser weirded out.  Likely I was still using MxNitro on a RamDisk when that happened.  I've chucked all that.  I'm glad she was included.

73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 01, 2015, 02:52:35 PM
Quote
The Cheekiest Remarks of Hollywood's Golden Age Sex Symbols

Nothing by Mae West

She was as cheeky as there was in her time.


Excellent, thanks ! I like a lot "I have seen things and be places" transformed into "I have been things and see places". Or something like that.

I like the one:  "Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."

I enjoyed some of the flicks with her and W.C. Fields  "Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad."
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 01, 2015, 08:38:49 AM
Quote
The Cheekiest Remarks of Hollywood's Golden Age Sex Symbols

Nothing by Mae West

She was as cheeky as there was in her time.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 01, 2015, 08:30:52 AM
MS Edge just sounds silly to me. *Sigh*

Does it say how many shaves you can expect before you have to throw it away?  smiley
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