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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: February 26, 2014, 10:27:06 AM
Thmbsup +1

(and without a funny picture! tongue)
127  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Tray Management Utilities Mini-Review on: February 26, 2014, 09:51:19 AM
If explorer is crashing on boot up every time- there's some conflict with your system.

Does it happen if you disable all start up items?

Does it happen in safe mode?

Those two will point out why explorer is crashing.  Easier if it's crashing when you disable all start up items.  Enable them one at a time.  See when it crashes.  And this isn't just items in the startup folder in the start menu- you'll need to look at registry and .ini and services.

Tedious, but it's the only way to know why its happening.

As far as why they haven't fixed it... /shrugs

Not a priority with other things?  Not as easy as it seems?
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 25, 2014, 03:30:22 PM
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129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: February 25, 2014, 01:10:56 PM
TED is going to depend on the guests lecturers- just like anything else of its ilk.  Its like the various user groups popularized in the 90s- if there was a good talk, it was a good time.  Otherwise, it was a waste.  And too many wasteful talks spent a lot of the capital of the group... until people weren't willing to come.  There's a lesson to be learned there, I think...
130  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Move tv shows older than 24 hours to external HD on: February 23, 2014, 09:46:41 PM
The key to understanding regex is realizing they are 20% knowledge, 70% experience (including, but not limited to your own), and 10% voodoo - except when they are 100% impossible. Unfortunately determining which formula applies is, in many cases, pure guess work.

I currently work on the ratios of: 60% Search, 40% Voodoo = 100% WTF  huh

I had 99 problems... then I gave users access to the regex functionality, and now I have 127 problems.

... that's a true story.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ASUS routers hacked on: February 20, 2014, 12:01:22 AM
Someone posted a list of working FTPs on pastebin- if you have an asus router, you want to check to see if your IP is present.

UPDATE: Deleted the list- not sure if it's best to have a direct link.  Instead, go to pastebin.com and search for your IP.  If it's present in one of those lists, it should come up (just tested this).
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: February 18, 2014, 04:09:44 PM
http://codetojoy.blogspot...rs-versus-crocodiles.html

Specifically: The passions are so high, because the stakes are so small.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What Google Plus is all about on: February 18, 2014, 12:59:45 PM
Google [replace with Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, or your preferred corporate villain/hero] is not your enemy. They are also not your friend. "They" are, technically speaking, not even a they but rather an it, and it is a corporation.

You forget that at your own peril.

+1

+1000
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: February 18, 2014, 08:24:09 AM
That's not exactly fair.  You're speaking to the feelings of people on a scale that we can't even know.

Not sure I understand - its not a question of being fair it is what my customers tell me on a daily basis. How are the feelings of the average user in a business "on a scale that we can't even know"?

Look at where you said that.  If you'd said your customers.  Or the people that I'm involved with.  But you didn't.

[...] since Windows 8 was released I have met precisely 1 customer who says they actually like the new interface - everyone else the first thing they say to me is 'how can I get rid of this'.

in fairness, [I presume] you're dealing with people who are looking for help, i.e. you're [probably] not dealing with people who are coping well with the change (they are out there - look at Josh/Allen/Innuendo/Josh's wife/wraith's son/etc./etc.).

Mind you - even after saying that - I reckon I'd fit well into your customer base embarassed

To be fair even the ones coping quite well with using it want rid because it just annoys them all the time. If your main use of a computer is Word, Excel and Outlook what exactly is the point of the not-Metro interface.

You're talking about the ones coping quite well, after Tomos talked about specific people quoted on the board.  Implying that the people on the board who are coping quite well want to get rid of it.  As I said, my son hates to go back to windows 7.  So, I can say for sure that the one case that I know of and have knowledge of personally doesn't want to get rid of the interface.  And he's not the only one I know that has windows 8- it's just not come up.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: February 17, 2014, 08:24:33 PM
To be fair even the ones coping quite well with using it want rid because it just annoys them all the time. If your main use of a computer is Word, Excel and Outlook what exactly is the point of the not-Metro interface.

That's not exactly fair.  You're speaking to the feelings of people on a scale that we can't even know.  My son quite likes it, and when he has to go back to his Windows 7, he doesn't want to.  Just being able to search for anything through the charms appeals to him.

On the other hand, I had a Windows 8 Pro tablet.  I really wanted to like it... but after being used to the iOS interface on my other tablet, and some strangeness b/c of the fact that there was a whole OS underneath that wasn't aware of anything other than portrait, I sold it.

It's really a matter of individual opinion.  They just didn't do enough to sway, and more attempted to force.  Truthfully, I think if they had an option to us a classic start menu in order to ease people into it and give people a choice, it would turn out to be pretty much a non-issue.  And having the option might have meant that people would have eventually had not-metro grow on them.  Of course, trying to make WinRT on top of it is the reason that they didn't do that.  Some key decisions were just stupid, IMO.  And I think that's their largest pain point.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: February 17, 2014, 10:56:10 AM
I...My wife and I must stand alone as two people who thoroughly enjoys Windows 8.1...

My son loves it.  He has W7 on his school computer, and w8 on his laptop... he's never on his school computer anymore and gets around it it very adroitly with no help from me, I might add.  I think it's a matter of what you're used to.  And MS tried to force it on people- and some just didn't want to go.  They could have avoided the whole debacle by having an option to boot to the desktop, and use the classic start menu.  They've done it before... when they introduced the wider start menu we have now, you could change it to classic.
137  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: My Initial Impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online on: February 16, 2014, 05:53:00 PM
As you found out... yes they did, or I wouldn't have posted that.  Had it in my back pocket for a while waiting on the NDA to drop.  And they do take it seriously... had a friend that had his son decide to try out his beta... and he livestreamed it on youtube.  My friend found out later when the next beta came around and tried to get in and didn't know what his son had done.
138  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / My Initial Impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online on: February 16, 2014, 12:53:41 PM
Full impressions on my site, but summary and conclusions:

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As of yet, I’ve only been able to get to level 9, so no PvP for me.  There’s also things that if I were paying, I’d be annoyed by.  But I do know that I’ve pre-ordered the game, based purely on my beta experiences, as I hadn’t really had a plan to be in day one before I played.  After each beta experience, it left me thirsting for more.  And I was really interested in seeing where I could take the character.
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: February 16, 2014, 11:17:38 AM
I just had a lengthy email debate about this very article. I won't re-post my entire reply as it was very long, but Windows 8 was not a disaster. It presented a different way of doing things that people who had been used to doing things a certain way for nearly 30 years had trouble adjusting to the new way. People complained that Microsoft moved too far away from a work-flow that was suited to a desktop and Microsoft listened. The release of Windows 8.1 came out which addressed a lot of these complaints and most of the criticisms have melted away.

Come next month, Microsoft is going to be releasing Windows 8.1 Update 1 which offers even more goodies for desktop users (I'm running the leaked version right now & it's pretty nice).

Why do people take this Thurrott fellow seriously? Why is it that when a new Microsoft operating system is about to be released, he has nothing bad to say about it? Well, that's because any criticism would hurt his book sales, that's why. However, tech book sales are not like normal books. They wane over time as the market is saturated and people start looking towards the next version of the program or operating system. This is when tech writers have to drum up business if they want cash to keep flowing into their pockets. Best way to do that is to get traffic to your site to surge so you can get some of that ad revenue.

Hmm...what would cause a spike in traffic? Another article on how good Windows is? Or perhaps doing a 180 and try to incite some rage from the user base? Then these users will email their friends and post in forums to get more people over to the site to view ads. I wouldn't care, but it irritates me that people fall for this every single time. Yes, he's done the exact same thing with previous versions of Windows. About a year after the OS has released and sales are down, he tries to spark interest in his site again by raging against the Windows OS du jour.

This.  The real place that windows 8 was a disaster?  Marketing and forcing things on people.  The same way that Vista was a disaster.  The OS in and of itself isn't that much different from windows 7- it's a few key decisions that they made for people (based on what focus groups, I'll always wonder) and a desire to push into tablets.  That interface isn't even really good for tablets, truth be told.  But that's not the sum total of the OS.

I'm very skeptical of someone when they put this in what amounts to an opinion piece:

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This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period.

What does that mean?  I don't want to address anyone that doesn't have the same opinion about this point.  This has now become a soapbox, and anyone that disagrees is wrong.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Security breach at Kickstarter on: February 16, 2014, 11:12:24 AM
The usernames and emails aren't really going to be all that useful in most identity scams.  Perhaps phishing, but then again, with that, you have to be complicit once again.  The other things that you need are the big ones that aren't vastly public knowledge are the ones that you need to perpetrate such things.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Security breach at Kickstarter on: February 15, 2014, 11:02:01 PM
Not really.  Yes, name and address are valuable information for scammers, but only in combination with other things- and there are easier ways to get those than breaching a website.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CMS lite with fine RTF editor on: February 14, 2014, 06:04:02 PM
I know that you said RTF, which implies WYSIWYG.  But if you don't mind writing in Markdown (more straightforward even than using an editor, IMO), Jekyll might work for you.  Its free to host on github also.  There are concessions to be made in your requirements, but I think it pretty much meets a lot of what you've said you're looking for.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 13, 2014, 08:08:38 PM
ah yes, getting back to the old-school approach: maybe the chemicals will fix the problem?

Only if the room is dark.  Otherwise, there's too much exposure.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Photos that spontaneously change on: February 13, 2014, 01:25:20 PM
I shutter to think what may happen next.  smiley

Chris will come along and flash us. Wink
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: It's not a valid windows 32bit application on: February 12, 2014, 09:14:06 PM
Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one.
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stop NSA Spying! on: February 12, 2014, 12:16:22 PM
^ Exactly. +1000!
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stop NSA Spying! on: February 12, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
That act (viewed at https://www.leahy.senate....act_-introduced-10-29-131) looks like a hack job.  The verbiage is too convoluted and twisted for me to follow without a lot of work, and then you have to re-interpret the changed verbiage after the fact.

An example:

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14 SEC. 303. PROHIBITION ON REVERSE TARGETING.
15 Section 702(b)(1)(B) of the Foreign Intelligence Sur-
16 veillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1881a), as redesignated
17 by section 301(1) of this Act, is amended by striking ‘‘the
18 purpose’’ and inserting ‘‘a significant purpose’’.

And, the only way to stop NSA spying (and spying in general) is to get rid of the organizations.  Even then, they will crop up again in a different form.  Not to say that fighting it is an unworthy cause.  But just not to do it with the unrealistic expectations that you will 'stop NSA spying'.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Project Christine - Modular PC from Razer on: February 11, 2014, 10:00:25 AM
Well, no more vendor lock-in than laptops and such... right?
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Project Christine - Modular PC from Razer on: February 11, 2014, 08:03:07 AM
uhh... PC as we know it is already a modular architecture.

Not truly.  You have to go through a whole lot with *any* current pc if you want to change everything.  This one doesn't seem like it's that difficult or involved to change anything.  Like the hard drive bays that allow hot swaps and such.

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Choose any module on-the-fly in any combination, whether it’s the CPU, memory, graphics card, storage or power supply module, and simply plug it in. The PCI-Express architecture of Project Christine automatically syncs the components.

There's not a box out there right now that allows this.  Pretty impressive if it works.  And even more impressive if its the same price as other high-end gaming rigs (which I doubt).
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Project Christine - Modular PC from Razer on: February 10, 2014, 11:15:21 PM
http://www.razerzone.com/christine

It's an interesting idea- also wonder how it's going to affect hardware locked software activations?
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