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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job? on: July 23, 2015, 03:05:36 PM
^thanks for the answer thumbs up
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / [SOLVED] Boot problem/s on: July 23, 2015, 02:58:05 PM
see reply #18 for the solution. As I'm not sure exactly what went wrong, I cant be 100% sure what fixed it.
All I can say is be afraid of DELL's boot and partition management - be very afraid...

Dell Latitude E5550 Laptop:

Summary, so far...
# Windows 7 machine will boot to Windows Sartup Repair, but not further. See update below for details from Startup Repair diagnosis.
# System restore to before problem started did not help.

Update:
(taken from Reply #6)

Hiren's Linux worked:
# I got the user files off of it
# I deleted Hiberfile.sys

The machine does still boot to Windows Startup Repair, but still not any further.
I now see Startup Repair says:
-------------------------
Root cause found:
-------------------------
Boot configuration is corrupt
Result, Failed. Error Code = 0x3
-----------------------------


According to MS, the 0x3 code is:
-------------------------------------
ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND
3 (0x3)
The system cannot find the path specified.
-----------------------------------

There are three partitions:
# Dell Recovery
# OS
# Boot

I have one image of whole drive courtesy Aomei Backerupper -
will try restore the boot one, but too late now for me (1am here) - will have a go tomorrow.

[What broke it is another story :-/ possibly caused by trying to create an image via DOS (using Eassos Partition Guru). Something about the DELL setup and that did not work on  reboot. Or could possibly be hardware related, but I suspect not]


28  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job? on: July 23, 2015, 04:20:14 AM
Quote
Is your antivirus app doing its job?

Hint: No.

And there's close to no reason to reconsider not using snake-oil malware.

trying to tease out that last sentence -
Is it:
Anti-virus = Malware
and you dont use it

You dont use anything? (ich mach's ohne ? :p)
Curious:
Is that because you're expert enough to cope with anything that happens?
or you think they wont stop anything?
or your system is really secure anyway?
or... ?
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: *Email privacy and security survey* on: July 22, 2015, 03:44:19 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.
30  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 22, 2015, 05:20:53 AM
The porting to smf2 is all but complete, minus making the theme more customized to look like "dc".
But I'm in the home stretch..

well done Thmbsup
looking forward to it...
31  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 21, 2015, 02:49:34 PM
Can I hear some opinions on how important the Bookmarking mod is to people? Thats the one responsible for this page:
http://www.donationcoder....ndex.php?action=bookmarks

IIUC you can only bookmark threads, which is of fairly limited use.

(I have used it in the past and again a bit lately, so I just saved those locally in case.)
32  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Show us your LaunchBar Commander Screenshots on: July 21, 2015, 02:35:45 PM
That is excepting that I wasn't exactly crazy about the available (Delphi) background colors.  So I went ahead & mixed some of my own, which you can download right here via the attached .zip file.

thanks, they look great Kiss
(Any chance of a screenshot showing in action?)
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Security: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-078 - Critical on: July 21, 2015, 10:59:36 AM
Thanks for the tip thumbs up
was being lazy about latest updates, but have gone done it now.
34  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Install error on: July 21, 2015, 08:02:32 AM
Hi Jim :-)
Try downloading using a different browser (often, if the download corrupts, another attempt to download will simply get the file from the cache - so clearing the cache could sort the problem too)
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: LastPass alternatives? (including premium LP) on: July 20, 2015, 12:26:37 PM
EDIT// that problem is in Iron browser (but not in PaleMoon) - can anyone confirm in Chrome?

I'm unable to reproduce this in Chrome - it's very odd still, that it happens in *any* browser.
Makes me wary.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: LastPass alternatives? (including premium LP) on: July 20, 2015, 11:59:16 AM
One alternative is to go premium with Lastpass ($12 per annum) and get a YubikeyOne problem is that they offer four different Yubikey versions - and the comparison page is all double-ductch to me:
https://www.yubico.com/products/yubikey-hardware/

So, interested in thoughts on Lastpass *and* also other options that might be safer to use than the free Lastpass.

You can enable 2-factor even on Lastpass free.  Use Microsoft or Google's authenticator and you're good to go.  I have LP free while I'm evaluating it, and that's what I'm using.

I've been using the google Authenticator with Lastpass and I've noticed this flaw:

Say I'm trying to login to google: I click the little symbol in the name field and the Lastpass window pops up.
I fill in my Lastpass password and (in this browser at any rate) a new tab opens requesting the verification code.
But, meanwhile, in the google tab, the name/password fields have been filled:
I am able to login there, *without* having finished my Lastpass login, i.e. without having filled in the verification code.

That defeats the purpose. I'm wondering should I report to Lastpass, or is this a case of them really wanting us to go the paid route.


EDIT// that problem is in Iron browser (but not in PaleMoon) - can anyone confirm in Chrome?
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: problem with inserting video in powepoint on: July 19, 2015, 03:06:47 PM
so,
what have you tried so far?
https://duckduckgo.com/?t...sert+avi+video+powerpoint
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 18, 2015, 01:56:37 PM
^ hah, it's a variety of dulse.
That used be commonly sold at the seaside in Ireland. I'm not sure how it was prepared - I think boiled and half-dried, but not sure. Chewy, tasted of the sea, but strong tasting too, often enough with the odd baby mussel attached :-)
I liked it.
Tried some packaged dried stuff lately, it wasn't the same (I didnt like it).
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2015, 10:21:00 AM
So what is that E-thingy symbol and what does the pic mean?

E= Euro (€)
The image is about the fear of what would happen if Greece was pushed out of the Euro.
Search for - Greece Euro EU - that should give you lots of details.
40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Partitioning or Not w. single HDD? on: July 17, 2015, 05:10:31 AM
The software is called Cameyo. Instructions on how to use it are here.

Virtualizing for your own personal use only? Go here.

I came across this today (havent tried either software)
Profile Relocater (last updated in October 2014)

Note (quote):
Please note that this application should ideally be used on new installations of Windows; PR should be used, and then the final profile should be created. See the included documentation for step-by-step information. PR will not move existing profiles as this can be dangerous.
http://software.bootblock...o.uk/?id=profilerelocator

via
an old article on lifehacker
41  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 17, 2015, 02:31:18 AM
ge where you can see all the topics started by (or alternatively, participated in by) a given member?

that'll be very helpful thumbs up
(visuals look nice too)
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Getting Things Done revisited on: July 16, 2015, 02:44:10 AM
Revisiting the revisitation, eh?

I'm confused by this bit - see numbered interjections in quote:
So then my big wall clock broke (a little) so I moved it for a while ... and BOOM! They [staples grid calendars?#1] are heavy enough to stand up against the wall of my main desk.
[...]
The original inspiration - On the big one [the big what?#2], the boxes [what boxes?#3] are very close to a 4x4 sticky. That you can't lose! (Or get crushed at level 2 when you need any more than four pieces of info.)

But the "Trick" behind it is ...You can go Vertically / Horozontally / (pick one, not both), like a mini spreadsheet, to group the small categories together.

And for those Projects, you use an entire whole page, now giving you some 4-7 subcategories, then you make your detail notes in the column or row.

I think if I understood the queried bits, I'd understand the rest.

(maybe an image, or a link to an image if it's e.g. the calendars?)
43  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 16, 2015, 02:17:26 AM
Another full day of work, from wake to sleep, working on the upgrade.  I'm in the groove smiley
Everything is progressing steadily, and I can't imagine anything getting in the way of the new forum going live in August.



It bears repeating that people shouldn't expect dramatically wonderful new features -- it's going to look and feel mostly the same.

The main point of all this work is to make everything easier to maintain and upgrade going forward for the next 10 years.

Having said that, it's clear that one benefit of all this work is that I will feel much better about adding some new features, now that I have a better hang of what is easy vs hard to maintain and what changes make upgrading more difficult.

I'm getting excited about unveiling the new forum.

great Kiss
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 15, 2015, 07:54:38 AM
I've found the bookmark Print Friendly instead. It is by far The Best virtual printer I so far have tried - and MUCH better than any desktop "Print to pdf" I know of! It is free, and this can make you wonder why, so I went to their About -page:

works great thumbs up
I see you can also embed it in a webpage - http://www.printfriendly.com/button

Still not clear how it's free though - there is mention of a Pro version  and subscription on the support page - "Pro - Ad Free and White Label Service" but it's not clear what exactly you're paying for,** nor even clear how to purchase.

**  "Ad Free"? Have you seen ads?
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patch your Flash! Version 18.0.0.203 (July 08, 2015) on: July 15, 2015, 06:01:22 AM
^Yeah, I saw it as a bit of a security risk.
But OTOH I guess if someone is going to go so far as to check the plugins page, they are going to be able to do a search on how to remove undecided
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patch your Flash! Version 18.0.0.203 (July 08, 2015) on: July 15, 2015, 05:26:04 AM
Firefox has become pretty aggressive at blocking vulnerable Flash versions. So maybe it's not necessary to uninstall Flash?

yeah, I think you're right - there's also the option to "Never Activate".
I posted more because I was suprised that unlike addons, plugins cannot be uninstalled. (And there's a few here I didnt install e.g. "Primetime Content Decryption Module provided by Adobe Systems, Incorporated 11"). So yeah, it was a more general comment.
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Taskbar and windows 8.1 on: July 14, 2015, 03:40:18 PM
lol, ^ that's^ a bit harsh Curt, even if I wouldnt go for that style of taskbar myself either...


@Contro,
trying to use a taskbar of that height, on a laptop with 1366x768 is not realistic, in my opinion. I think it would be impossible to avoid problems with it.
Would you consider putting your taskbar on the side, if you really want to have it always on display (I havent done this myself so dont know how well it works on Windows 8).
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 14, 2015, 03:23:45 PM
This was interesting: Is Bitcoin going mainstream - Infographic.

Apparently it has passed Western Union as the - most popular - fastest way to send money.

that was very good - it's not too far behind PayPal either  thumbs up
In Germany there is not a lot of acceptance of creditcards, nor of paypal - if they are offered as payment methods, they often incur extra charges (which is fair enough imo seeing as they screw the merchant). I see Germany is one of the top five countries in terms of bitcoin use.
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: July 14, 2015, 03:07:23 PM
I didn't know Lady Gaga sings jazz too. What a pleasant surprise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzl8zYz8JDs

maybe now that flash is blocked by some browsers, we could add a link to posts.

Actually that link was blocked here, but I found a copy here
enjoying as I write Thmbsup
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patch your Flash! Version 18.0.0.203 (July 08, 2015) on: July 14, 2015, 03:01:25 PM
While waiting for Adobe to release its patch, Mozilla have disabled Flash plugin in Firefox. if you're using some other browsers, this article by How-To Geek should have you covered.

odd,
it's impossible to actually uninstall from Firefox - no simple method anyways: uninstalling Flash in programmes list doesnt remove from FF; no option within FF to uninstall plugins (unlike addons).

Going though my old plugins,
I see there are even worse culprits (Silverlight says to uninstall old version before installing current version - again it is neither possible via browser nor via uninstall programmes EDIT// found it - named *Microsoft* Silverlight :-/ ).

Is it any wonder we have security issues...
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