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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Are your websites secure? The heartbleed bug on: April 08, 2014, 09:29:35 PM
as it is already known, the heartbleed bug is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL library which seems to compromise the traffic flow at secure sites. the web admins everywhere are rushing to patch their servers with the latest bug-fix.

to check if your site's exposure level, you can go here to test. to learn more about the bug itself, click on the image below.

77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / WinXP is officially dead! on: April 08, 2014, 12:18:40 AM
the day has arrived! support for the persistent WinXP has officially ended. anyone here going to defy microsoft and keep using winxp?

78  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / ODROID-U3 Community Edition at a special price - $59 plus shipping on: April 07, 2014, 11:43:14 PM
Hardkernel, the people behind ODROID series have come up with "ODROID-U3 Community Edition" which is the same as the normal U3 but with the following clauses: "$59 is special price only for this community edition for personal use outside Korea. And the maximum order quantity is limited to one unit for one person".

This is one of the few single-board computers that I found enticing due its power-packed features. Among others it comes with a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor (same as a Samsung Galaxy 3 iirc) and 2gb of ram plus ethernet slot and 3 usb ports (not usb 3.0 though).

79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop. on: March 29, 2014, 11:06:15 PM
from my experience, dotnet runtimes are easily broken and a repair/reinstall might help. the following links are useful and i have used them in the past.

80  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / YNAB is Now Free for College Students on: March 29, 2014, 01:30:12 AM
the popular budget tool, YNAB is now free for college students!

81  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Batman Franchise 75% off! (Offer ends April 1, 2014) on: March 28, 2014, 10:21:05 PM
frequently rated as the best ever superhero video games. btw, Lego Batman 1 & 2 is on sale too.

82  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / EA giving away Dead Space for free (offer expires May 9, 2014) on: March 27, 2014, 09:43:16 PM

83  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: [SC] Minor Requests on: March 23, 2014, 09:15:30 PM
wrt to the hotkeys, i prefer to use the 'Delete' key and 'Shift'+'Delete' (bypass Recycle Bin) for deleting files in accordance with Windows hotkeys. thus freeing up Ctrl+Q for other tasks.
84  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Super Lemonade Factory - freeware on: March 12, 2014, 09:17:42 AM
This game is currently on a PWYW promo currently, alternatively you can download for free to see if you like it.

85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / What the Internet looks like - Undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth on: March 04, 2014, 11:17:58 PM
interesting stuff that came out in the CNN recently..

86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 28, 2014, 06:08:46 AM
i used to have that problem a long long time ago but back then i was using a cheapo mouse. nowadays, i alternate between Logitech MX518 and G602. however if your Logitech mouse is causing the problem, can't you just RMA it?
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 27, 2014, 07:06:47 PM
thanks MerleOne, it didn't seem like a hardware issue. anyway, what is the situation at your system?
88  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Quality of Captured Image on: February 27, 2014, 09:25:09 AM
i would like to add PngGauntlet to the list of PNG compressors. recommended by justice here.

89  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Color my empty folders in windows explorer on: February 27, 2014, 07:46:31 AM
have you tried this?

90  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: [SC] Minor Requests on: February 25, 2014, 05:31:24 AM
[1] request the ability to crop via shortcut -
this is usually all I do in SC, so would be great if I could just select my area and e.g. Ctrl+Enter to crop (or even just Enter?)

currently 'Ctrl+R' does what you want. is this request meant to add another hotkey for the image crop?
91  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Disable notification sends to SC tray icon? on: February 24, 2014, 05:07:43 AM
uncheck the following option, "Filename Balloon Tip in Tray" in Preferences > Post-Capture Options.

92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 23, 2014, 08:20:05 PM
@Stoic Joker: thanks for breaking down my thoughts, easier to digest i assume. smiley

So you are logged in with an account that is a member of the local administrators group (which would include Domain Admins)... Yes?
yes, i believe i had given myself the highest possible access.

I can't honestly say I've ever tried doing that. But I did try it just now and received a would you like to save or open link prompt from IE.
i can provide a use-case. e.g. you have a link shortcut (files ending in *.url) that you want to open in the non-default browser. so instead of double-clicking (which will open in defalt browser), i just drag the url shortcut to the non-default browser. of course assuming that non-default browser is already open.

Okay, this part is starting to make sense, if you are running an alternate shell as admin it's not supposed to work because DnD does not work between sessions. I frequently trip myself up with this when editing system files. If I run notepad as admin, then drag a file from desktop/explorer and drop it in notepad, nothing will happen because they're both in separate sessions.
ok, this is the part that is missing from the manuals. i always thought i am some sort of superuser who could cut through layers of security but apparently MS thought otherwise.

Even domain administrator accounts (and their shell's) run with restricted user level permissions when UAC is enabled. So any system level changes require selecting run as admin or clicking yes/ok on a UAC prompt at some point. So if something is being run as admin it will be in a different session and therefore not available to interact directly with other non elevated applications.
again, "different session" is the keyword here. so the mantra is: "all sessions are not created equal".

thanks again, SJ. i will keep these points in mind for the next time i start dragging and dropping. Thmbsup
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 23, 2014, 08:00:35 PM
You might find this useful:
Take Ownership Context Menu Shortcut
thanks MilesAhead, i knew about this tweak but didn't see the need for it. i might give it a whirl and see if it solves the drag-n-drop issue.
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: create a new entry in the main contextual menu : a new txt file on: February 23, 2014, 07:49:57 PM
Seems a very powerful tool.
Have you tried really ?
I don't the command and is for windows 7-64

no idea why 'you don't the command'.. it works here in win 7 64-bit..


context menu:
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 23, 2014, 02:11:53 AM
I am running Win 7 Pro 64-bit with an admin level account. At times I would drag a url shortcut from the desktop on to the browser window but the action would fail silently, causing much frustration. I have to exit the browser and relaunch in admin mode for the drag-n-drop to be successful. the same goes if i am trying to interact between an explorer window and totalcmd window.

my uac setting is at default so why do the apps lapse into non-admin mode? does anyone else experience this situation?
96  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / GameMaker: Studio Standard (Free) and Professional ($35) - ends March 2, 2014 on: February 22, 2014, 10:06:40 PM
YoYo Games are giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00 and if you don't already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free.

97  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: create a new entry in the main contextual menu : a new txt file on: February 22, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
have you tried running this command via a batch file? fsutil file [createnew]

98  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: My Initial Impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online on: February 16, 2014, 08:08:55 PM
thanks for the write-up! was keen to get into the beta but was held up by the 30GB download.
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Security breach at Kickstarter on: February 15, 2014, 08:54:35 PM
There has been a security breach at Kickstarter.com and all users are advised to change their passwords immediately.

100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Has anyone here used Novicorp WinToFlash? on: February 10, 2014, 07:07:46 PM
There's also SARDU.
note of caution, i read at TPFC that sardu is bundled with adware.

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