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51  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.
52  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.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts on: August 06, 2014, 09:52:36 AM
C'mon through Saffron.
54  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
55  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



56  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
57  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
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New guy on the forums on: August 04, 2014, 04:42:28 PM
Welcome aboard.

59  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/
60  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

61  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.
62  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!

63  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.
64  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.
65  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
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money? on: August 02, 2014, 07:36:34 PM
I conducted a fun (and very telling experiment) with MSE a couple months ago. I took an external hard drive and filled it with all sorts of 'sketchy' stuff...lots of viruses, trojans, malware, pupware, cracks and keygens.

MSE detected every single crack and keygen on the drive. Every other file MSE triumphantly declared as being clean. This should tell you what Microsoft's focus is when it comes to their 'security' software.

It would have ben interesting to let it find a crack of an MS product.  Then check the logs to see if it tried to call home.  Wink


67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anybody seriously think an e-book is still the better option most times? on: August 02, 2014, 04:42:05 PM

You mean like when a bank forecloses? Yeah, you don't actually own your home until you have finished paying the bank for it, plus interest. In essence, as long as you still have a mortgage, you are renting the house from the bank, who is the real owner.

It would be nice if the mortgage could include some kind of annuity so that when it was paid off the annuity would automatically pay the property tax for the life of the owner.  If you sold the place then some prorated portion could be credited etc..

I wonder if any other countries have something along that line?

Edit:  On DRM it seems they are getting into more than just cancelling access to the media.  From posts I've seen(on DC I think) Winston Smith is there changing content dynamically.

68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts on: August 02, 2014, 08:57:44 AM
Saffron seems to doing better today.. she seems much more herself.  Keep the positive thoughts coming.

Keep the good thought going.

69  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 01, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
I'm not sure about the second part but if you have an Explorer folder window open and an existing folder selected then an ahk script would be able to get the folder path(if it is a regular folder, not Computer or some other shell object) and chop off the path to the last backslash to get the local folder name.  It could use ShellExecute to run the batch file with the folder path as working directory etc..

So if that part is worth doing depends how much typing you have to do for the manual command prompt bit.  Only you would know if your time is better spent on the next stage or making the solved task a bit easier.  smiley
70  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Removing zero length files recursively at command-line on: August 01, 2014, 02:40:50 PM
I'm not familiar with SharePoint, so bear with me.  When you say you want the hotkey program or batch to start in the location you are in, what are you in exactly?  I'm wondering if there may be a way to use the clipboard to get the folder location or whatnot.
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Celluloid vs digital: what are the REAL differences? on: July 31, 2014, 01:32:17 PM
On the film thing, I wonder if directors like Q.T. don't like digital because the money men will pressure him to use it to hold down costs.  Also I wonder if it's possible that there are known formulas with film to get certain looks without experimenting.

In other words if Q.T. has to switch to digital will his standard bag of tricks no longer work without laboriously relearning how to get the effects?  I'm just speculating.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Celluloid vs digital: what are the REAL differences? on: July 31, 2014, 01:26:49 PM
That video was cool.  The "lowering the ante to get in the game is a bad thing" argument was also made about PCs.  With an affordable machine on your own desk rather than renting computer time, and compilers that only cost a few hundred bucks, just about any schmuck can get into the Computer Programming game.  The old timers lament that this brings the going rate way down etc..

I suggested to a fellow street dweller that an Associate's Degree should be required for homeless people.  That would help keep the pretenders out of the racket.  The food lines are getting longer.  I see more and more new people walking along all dirty.  Some with shirttails and no pants.  We must raise the standard before it all goes to hell.  smiley

73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Top 25 Free Windows Utilities on: July 31, 2014, 12:48:33 PM
IYF looks interesting.  I'll try it out.  smiley

Edit: I use Everything Search but you never know when you might encounter a non NTFS file system.  smiley
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 31, 2014, 09:53:41 AM
This kind of "evolution" is actively encouraged by distributors though.

Now if they just made Windows so it worked without having to know anything.  Wink
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: July 31, 2014, 09:52:09 AM
^^ Hmm, perhaps Tiny Tim isn't dead?  Just got a fantastic nose job and face lift?

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