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8001  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Article: Hackers Crack Apple, Microsoft Music Codes on: September 01, 2006, 02:09:36 PM
"Hackers" Crack... *sigh*. Call it crackers or reverse engineers, kthxpzl. Stupid C|Net smiley
8002  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ZIP 2 Secure EXE - Freeware on: September 01, 2006, 01:05:54 PM
Humm, I'd rather use RAR self-extracting password-protected files... better compression, and I trust The Russians (TM). They're using AES as well.
8003  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: how tall is Cody? on: September 01, 2006, 11:43:06 AM
Man, I love your graphical style.

Of the first two (beach) pictures, I like the second one with the smaller cody best.
8004  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Two different GUIs, Please Vote / Express your opinion on: September 01, 2006, 11:11:18 AM
DEFINITELY the new, the old was a cluttered mess smiley
8005  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: how tall is Cody? on: September 01, 2006, 11:10:00 AM
In my opinion (s)he's not of a fixed size - grows with the task ahead.

But usually small and cuddly, able to sit in my hand.
 Kiss
8006  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: $10 off your purchase of FlashFXP on: September 01, 2006, 08:50:11 AM
Nice cheesy

EDIT: these days I mostly use SSH/SCP though, so dunno if I'm going to jump on this one. undecided
8007  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Article: How Much System Memory Is Really Enough? on: September 01, 2006, 03:16:40 AM
2gig of ram here, XP32, disabled paging file as well. It's wonderful smiley. I'm glad I don't run Adobe apps though, or I'd probably still need the paging file.

Adding more ram == slowdown indeed only should happen with screwy motherboards.

4x512 vs. 2x1024 is stupid. Especially if you run AMD64 chips, some of them have buggy memory controllers which can cause system instability if you run at DDR400 speed... so if you're "full loading", you need to revert to DDR333.

Using an old drive for swap can't be recommended, it could easily end up slower than having swap on whatever drive you have all your other stuff on.

Swap will, unfortunately, be necessary a long time yet, as long as we have sloppy coders like the ones at Adobe.
8008  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Win/IIS to LAMP Converts on: August 31, 2006, 05:30:05 PM
Why not make it a LLSP server, while you're at it? smiley
8009  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: They Dont want you to close them: how to close related background applications. on: August 31, 2006, 08:07:44 AM
You could use www.sysinternals.com "pskil", and write a batch file to kill the processes. A bit crude, but should work just fine. Alternatively, if you annoyed with the fact that batch files pop-up a console window, it should be equally easy to do in one of the scripting languages like AutoIt or AutoHotKey.
8010  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need Virtual Desktop software recommendations on: August 31, 2006, 08:06:35 AM
I've never really gotten used to using virtual desktops. But I have them available, thanks to blackbox for windows.
8011  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ribbon vs. Toolbar, round 2 on: August 31, 2006, 08:02:05 AM
Hmm, a CD/DVD recorder causing BSODs? Sounds like a flawed drive that can't handle large DMA buffers.

And Creative drivers... uh-fscking-oh. Real crap.
8012  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Here's a brilliant example of thinking outside the box in flash games on: August 29, 2006, 08:48:44 AM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!  Kiss
8013  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2006 / Re: When to automatize?how looking to optimize your system will make you inefficient on: August 29, 2006, 08:10:26 AM
I'd rather spend 4 hours coding than 2 hours of repetitive work. If it's 20 vs. 2, I might consider doing the repetitive work... but might also still end up coding, because it's more fun and seems like less time. Also, if there's a remote chance I'll need to do something similar again, I'll of course code because I then have the experience the next time, perhaps meaning that I can do it in one hour instead of two... smiley
8014  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Borland's Museum of Antique Software on: August 29, 2006, 01:22:28 AM
Codepage 865 for teh win...

smiley
8015  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Here is an extremely well done flash platform game in japanese on: August 29, 2006, 01:16:08 AM
Metal Slug was awesome, even if I've only ever played it in an emulator... gonna check this game out smiley
8016  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ReactOS 0.3.0 released on: August 29, 2006, 12:58:53 AM
They cant shut them down unless they infringe on copyrights in place by MS or use MS code (from the leak several years ago). Neither of the projects have code from the MS Source (with the exception of a WHILE ( INKEY$ <> "" ) WEND statement ;-)
Are you sure about this?

It used to be that people could do "clean-room reverse engineering" and whatnot, but with the nasty laws coming from the US (and being forced onto other countries)...

And Projects like tinykrnl and ReactOs do need some reverse engineering; while a lot can be constructed from public information (DDK, PlatformSDK, Inside Windows 2000/XP), et cetera, achieving binary driver compatibility requires a bit more...
8017  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Tales from the Proprietary: OSS is good for your business model on: August 28, 2006, 05:55:00 PM
Nasty... does show that you need to check licenses when you order software, especially software as critical as this. And that you need to be careful with hardware-locked anti-piracy systems.

Obviously using a commercial product didn't mean they got decent support, so they might as well have used some OpenSource stuff (if it was available) smiley
8018  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ribbon vs. Toolbar, round 2 on: August 28, 2006, 05:26:05 PM
Those screens look pretty ugly :-s

I'm holding on to my Office2000... one of the better versions, pretty fast even on my old pmmx-200/64meg (and on that hardware, you can REALLY feel how sluggish OpenOffice is >_<).
8019  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Actual Matrix screensaver on: August 28, 2006, 05:20:42 PM
Oh! Multimonitor support!

* f0dder runs off to download
8020  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ReactOS 0.3.0 released on: August 28, 2006, 05:19:29 PM
I wonder at which point Microsoft will shut ReactOS and http://tinykrnl.org/ down :/ - both are pretty interesting projects.
8021  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: iexplore.exe - be warned on: August 26, 2006, 06:57:32 PM
NOD32 is more than a toy, it has a decent detection rate... kaspersky is back in business, though, after they stopped the NTFS streams stuff smiley
8022  News and Reviews / Image Manager Shootout / Re: Newbie on the block looks set to rock the world ... on: August 25, 2006, 09:15:54 AM
i sincerely hope in the future that we put an end to this Install hell we have now.

"Installing" a program should mean simply copying its directory to a Programs directory, nothing more.  It would then automatically appear on whatever kind of start menu is used.  Uninstalling should be as simple as deleting it.
How do you handle per-user settings, then? There's several ways to go about that, each with different backup strategies as well...
8023  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anti-Telemarketing Script on: August 23, 2006, 08:51:51 AM
Haha, cute  Cool
8024  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HD noise distracting on: August 22, 2006, 07:33:41 AM
Solid-state drives cheesy

Perhaps a smallish solid-state drive, large enough to install windows on... then gigabit networking, and a fileserver in another room.
8025  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: USB sticks - do you need a famous name? on: August 22, 2006, 07:29:47 AM
Sync USB stick with workstation, have a backup plan for the workstation.
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