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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: July 11, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
Where are you reading it?  On Tor.com?
27  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: July 11, 2014, 03:45:20 PM
It makes sense to me, and I've done that before, personally.

You aren't making enough income for the level of effort, but you don't want to leave your current subscribers in the lurch and/or enjoy working on it.  But something has to be done, so to limit your support and such, you limit your base.  You cut out all advertising/PR efforts, but keep it going.

I've currently been supporting my users for 5 years after I stopped officially supporting, and have received some more by word of mouth, but it leaves enough time for me to work a full time job and have a life, without it getting in the way.
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Malwarebytes self-start problem on: July 10, 2014, 09:09:01 AM
It's a common problem that occurs when you do not have enough antivirus and antimalware.
Try adding a couple more, and you should have a completely unusable computer, instead of a partially messed up one.

Sorry for the sarcasm but couldn't help.

The ones that he's quoted so far are meant to be run at the same time since they cover different areas.

As far as Malwarebytes, there's a resident service that starts the app if it isn't running as a preventative against virii that shut down your protection.  In the menu it's referred to as the self-protection module.  Do you have this enabled?  And did you disable startup from within the app, or some other way?
29  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: free galileo board from MS on: July 09, 2014, 08:40:14 AM
I filled out the form to get one but haven't rec'd any notification yet.  Nor did it ask for a mailing address.   Sad

I did receive the second e-mail- just as a counter example that it does exist.  Maybe they're just overloaded at this point.
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 08, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
Having gone through several iphones between myself, my wife, and my son... I haven't had a reason to replace the battery in any of them, unlike my other phones.  So there is that...

My experience is you get about 3 years out of them under fairly heavy use (at least the 3 & 4s) before the battery starts to have trouble holding a charge. And though I can't speak for everyone, I have yet to get through a full and busy workday without needing to plug my iPhone in sometime in the course of the day. And that's even when it's brand new. But this is probably another one of those YMMV situations.
Probably.  On my personal one right now, I leave it off for a couple of days unless I'm heavily using it, and by the end of the third day or so, it's about 30-40%.  But then again, I don't make calls all that often.

My GF handles it with her usual "don't screw with me" approach. She refuses to service any of her consumer-level technology. The minute her iPhone starts acting up, she trades it in for a new one. Her feeling is a smartphone is too important a factor in her daily routine to bother fooling around with an unreliable unit.
I'm not quite that bad, but I'm definitely at the I don't want to screw with my phone level- when I want to make a call, it needs to just work.

(Note: as an iPhone user I land somewhere between The Hacker and the Whiner in the spectrum of iPhone owners.)

Interesting article!  I don't really fall in any of those areas, though.
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 08, 2014, 12:10:58 PM
Having gone through several iphones between myself, my wife, and my son... I haven't had a reason to replace the battery in any of them, unlike my other phones.  So there is that...
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: YaCy - Decentralised Search on: July 08, 2014, 07:52:24 AM
I just found out about this:

http://yacy.net/en/

Interesting- I'll have to keep an eye on this.  Have you installed it yet?

(re Smoking Gun Proof, check google vs bing vs DDG.  That was enough of a smoking gun for me)
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: July 07, 2014, 12:18:01 PM
Elysium

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In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

This was totally not what I was expecting when I started watching it- and it was a great movie.  The visual story telling is awesome.  The story falls down at times with inconsistencies and improbabilities, and the characters could have used a bit more development.  But it's a great movie and I'd recommend it, and don't want to give anything else away with any of my takes on the movie.  By Neill Blomkamp, it's not as good as District 9, but pretty darned close.

Repo Men

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In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down.

Disturbing and thought provoking- and not necessarily for the movie itself at times, but the implications for us and our medical debt system, this violent romp is really good, but like many movies, falls short of classic in a bit of a slip up in the last act.  Still, very good- both in the visual storytelling and the story, though it could have used a bit more character development, Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker really sell what they're given.

... Just noticed that Alice Braga is in both.  And... is one of the things that brings both of them down.
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 07, 2014, 10:27:42 AM
The post that they are referring to has been removed, because it was a spammer.

That post actually wasn't spam. It was a valid response. I only quoted a bit. Perhaps he spammed elsewhere - I didn't see that.

It was a possibly valid response, which is why I didn't report it... but it did have the cadence and grammatical organization of a typical spam reply... it just fit this particular thread.  I was assuming it was a spammer since (a) the user is removed (b) the post is removed and (c) we can't remove our own posts.

PabloSaulw
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 07, 2014, 09:20:28 AM
^^ Can surveillance be addictive? I hadn't known that.

I think it's probably more along the lines of being addicted to power, and surveillance just being a tool of power.

And then a little splash of voyeurism to boot! smiley

Or perhaps you have quoted someone addicted to forum spamming, who had nothing of real value to add to this conversation. Wink

I think I missed something here... huh

The post that they are referring to has been removed, because it was a spammer.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TrueCrypt - new and genuinely open project born to replace it on: July 06, 2014, 09:33:05 PM
Under what license is the code? Can it be used on closed source, or only open source?

The license should be at one or both of the links above.
37  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: free galileo board from MS on: July 06, 2014, 09:26:22 PM
I received the e-mail pretty quickly, sending me to a site to fill in more information.  The landing page for both at the end were the same, though.
38  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: free galileo board from MS on: July 06, 2014, 09:23:35 PM
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but wait, there's more - free galileo board from MS

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/151720

From other thread, as it seems this would probably be a good place to discuss and to cut down on clicking smiley
39  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: July 02, 2014, 12:22:59 PM
http://btcrow.com/escrow_service_guarantee.php

http://btcrow.com/escrow_dispute_guide.php

There's a lot of information on the site.
40  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: July 02, 2014, 12:08:53 PM
From what I found on the BTCrow site:

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How It Works
  • Buyer or seller start an escrow transaction
  • Buyer and seller confirm their email and bitcoin addresses
  • Buyer is sent a link to a secure btcrow.com page showing the bitcoin payment address
  • Buyer sends bitcoins to the escrow's bitcoin address
  • Seller sends item(s) to buyer
  • Inspection period begins when buyer receives item(s)
  • Bitcoins are released to seller (or a dispute is started)
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WinPatrol has a new developer on: July 01, 2014, 10:12:26 PM
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It hasn’t been a secret that a long term family illness encouraged my search for someone who not only understood WinPatrol but would love and care for Scotty .  I had some tempting offers but they included a future without our pledge of a lifetime PLUS membership. Even worse, many respected companies thought WinPatrol would be an easy way to install unwanted toolbars and search hijackers. Most of you know how I feel about toolbars.

With that kind of intro, I'd hope it was in good hands.  Or someone pulled the wool over his eyes really good.

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“Version 32.0.2014.0 will be the first version of WinPatrol released by Ruiware (pronounced Rayware). My name is Bret Lowry, I am a founder of Ruiware and the developer who will be working on WinPatrol moving forward. I worked closely with Bill Pytlovany for this release and will continue working with him during the transition period. My commitment to WinPatrol customers is as follows:

One, your lifetime PLUS licenses are just that, lifetime licenses. That was the easiest topic in our negotiation and is written into the contract.

Two, WinPatrol will not have toolbars or other “add-ins” added to it or its installer. Installers that do that drive me crazy because I’m the guy people call to “fix” their computer after the installer completes its hijacking. I am not going to do that to my customers.

Three, I will be responsible for answering support questions, even more incentive to play nicely and stand-by item two above. And

Four, I use WinPatrol myself and therefore am committed to the continued improvement of WinPatrol. I am honored to have earned Bill’s trust and confidence in his allowing me to purchase WinPatrol. Bill has run WinPatrol with integrity since its inception, as a founder of Ruiware (along with my wife Phoebe), I promise we will carry on that tradition.”

I'm optimistic.
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 01, 2014, 03:23:02 PM
So technically if this is the case then shouldn't it be rightful to sue Microsoft and others OS makers for making OS's which can run programs that can download illegal content?  After all it is happening within software they created...


It's like shooting the messenger...

Not exactly an exact comparison...  all of this should come out at the actual hearing though.  And whether there'd been any communication of their supposed culpability.
43  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: July 01, 2014, 02:30:07 PM
Thats because of the winvermin and winvermax -- they tell FARR only to show certain items depending on the version of windows.

Ah... that makes sense.  Well, the one that I have titled 'Old' was the one that was in my install.
44  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: July 01, 2014, 01:14:34 PM
you say you "renamed" the old alias -- can you  be more precise? the filename has no effect on the search match.

In the cpanel alias file, I opened it in notepad, renamed the old alias, and added in the new one, i.e. the name before the first | in the entry.  I'd already noted that I didn't have it when I searched in FARR, and after it, I did.  But the old one still didn't show up.

In my cpanel alias edit dialog (the read only dialog in FARR) I have the following two entries now:
Old Network Connections | %windir%\system32\control.exe netconnections /ICON=NetworkSharing.ico /winvermin=5.1 /winvermax=5.9
Network Connections | %windir%\system32\control.exe ncpa.cpl /ICON=NetworkSharing.ico /winvermin=6.0 /winvermax=6.2

Only the second one shows up.
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 01, 2014, 01:08:37 PM
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On June 19, Microsoft filed for an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) from the U.S. District Court for Nevada against No-IP. On June 26, the court granted our request and made Microsoft the DNS authority for the company’s 23 free No-IP domains, allowing us to identify and route all known bad traffic to the Microsoft sinkhole and classify the identified threats. The new threat information will be added to Microsoft’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (CTIP) and provided to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and global Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to help repair the damage caused by Bladabindi-Jenxcus and other types of malware.

Relevant part.  So Microsoft didn't seize it- that's just a bigger headline.  They petitioned the court for a temporary injunction.  I would like to see the evidence, but if it is as they state, and due process is followed in a court of law... I'm not so sure in this case what the correct action was.  They know where the malware is originating, but not exactly- so they're going to analyse the traffic, which would seem to me to mean that they are going to keep it up?  And it looks like all of their domains were affected.
46  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: July 01, 2014, 12:04:08 PM
That does work.  There was one there in the file, and it wasn't working for some reason.  But once I added Josh's, it worked!

On a different note, even though I just renamed the old alias and added the new... the old alias still won't show up.
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 01, 2014, 08:41:41 AM
That's what I was wondering. How did Microsoft get the authority to seize the domains? That would be like me seizing all the fireworks at the local fireworks stands because some of them are illegal.

Did they have any documentation backing this up?  Seems... irregular.

Hm... There is sort of a president for this in regard to domain squatting fore the sole purpose of extortion IIRC. I actually looked into it once because of the TClock.com domain being registered (for 10 years out) but never used for anything. But I'd really like to see the list of 22 seized domain names before going there.

This.
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 30, 2014, 04:18:42 PM
^ Might want to spoiler that image.  Even though the thread is marked NSFW, there are limits...
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: June 30, 2014, 09:34:57 AM
Actually, I'm amazed governments weren't in on this from day one. What an ideal way to fund covert activities and black ops. Or handle bribes campaign contributions. They've turned a blind eye toward (or at the very least tolerated) numbered Swiss bank accounts, numerous Istituto per le Opere di Religione shenanigans, and offshore banks for that very reason. So much easier to transact with than blood diamonds too.

Maybe these "democratic" governments need to rethink their position on crypto-currencies. Ya think? tongue

Swiss bank accounts, for all of the perception that they are inviolable, are not.  There's no humans involved in bitcoin security on transactions, so they are. Wink

Note that any failures on bitcoin have been human related for all of the hubbub otherwise.
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 30, 2014, 01:55:08 AM
I'm a little surprised at the reaction to this - I would have guessed that DCer's would generally be in favor of tough anti-spam laws.

This isn't a tough anti-spam law- it's a short-sighted one, with little understanding of the tech behind it, and a very stifling effect by the unreasonable penalties.
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