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1901  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Block/Unblock all network traffic button (one-click) on: February 28, 2011, 12:20:57 AM
I'm assuming that because nobody has said it's wiped all their gmail accounts that it generally works?
1902  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I have to admit defeat ... I cannot format a hard drive ... on: February 27, 2011, 11:24:48 PM
Could you tell us the model of HDD and OS?

A lot of new 1TB and bigger now use Advanced Format, (basically 4kB sectors instead of 512B), you may need to jumper the drive to enable it to work correctly on XP, (if it's single partition), or use software from the manufacturers site.

Still, that shouldn't affect the ability to format it.

Have you tried Parted Magic ?
1903  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gmail accidentally resets some accounts on: February 27, 2011, 11:03:58 PM
I have 7 GMail accounts, I only use GMail accounts, I have no other email accounts.

If any or all of them got wiped of emails it's not a problem because any of the accounts I use for important stuff are POP3 accessed and downloaded to my local machine and then backed up.

Non-important accounts are IMAP and as such I don't really care if all the emails in them are lost.

Honestly, if your emails are that important to you, then it doesn't matter who is providing your email service - you should be providing a backup for them.

If you're [dumb|naive|uninformed|silly|blase|etc] enough to leave anything that's important to you solely in the hands of another then ultimately you are responsible for what happens to it, not them.

PS. Considering the amount of crap one of my friends collects in his account, wiping it would be the best thing.   tongue
1904  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Most Pirated Software? on: February 27, 2011, 12:48:48 AM
A wise person once told me the following:

Inspiring words eh!

I want to know what you were doing on their front lawn that caused them to say that to you  huh
1905  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 26, 2011, 03:07:57 PM
Short2Real v0.20

[attach=1]

The most suspected features have been added:
  • Added: Progressbar incremented for every shortcut processed.
  • Added: Log file that can be viewed/saved at the end of shortcut processing.
  • Added: Tooltips for the checkbox options.

[attach=2]

That's it unless any [attach=3] scurry out of the codework...

 Wink
1906  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Burn4Free ignores choices on install. on: February 24, 2011, 04:50:13 PM
Now repeat after me: ImgBurn, ImgBurn, ImgBurn.........

Extract with UniExtract and delete everything except:
ImgBurn.exe
ImgBurnPreview.exe
ReadMe.txt

does that mean it's then portable?

Just extract the installer and keep the three files above, it has been able to be run that way since a very long time.

I've never installed it and I've been using it since 1.???, I don't use a /PORTABLE switch either but the ini has 'PortableMode=1' as the second line.

I noticed that with the last two releases. 2.4.4.0 didn't have that junk, but 2.5.2.0 and 2.5.5.0 both have Ask Toolbar and Uniblue apps. They DO honor the deselection during installation though at least.

Since I've never used the installer it comes packaged in, I have to say I've never noticed these smiley
1907  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 23, 2011, 11:47:28 PM
  • Winning the lottery.


Do you need beta testers?

If you mean by 'beta testers', someone who'll buy the tickets and then give me all proceeds of winnings, (I'd reimburse you the ticket cost - I'm not that much of a skinflint), then the answer is yes  Grin

OK, on with the perpetually evolving piece of randomly generated code: Short2Real v0.19

[attach=1]

Since you last possibly downloaded it:
  • Added: Option to just duplicate the folder tree, no copying is done.  Selecting this will disable the Delete and Rewrite options - makes sense once you think about it.
  • Added: Option to rewrite the original shortcuts to point to the new file/folder location.  Only done if the copy was successful because it has to delete the original shortcut first.  The Delete and Rewrite options are mutually exclusive, selecting one disables the other.

The next time you might download it:
  • Progressbar - still a definite maybe.

Feel free to test it out on your most prized files, files where if they disappeared you'd run around the house screaming, "I'll kill him!  Honest to <bleep> I'll kill the <bleeping> <bleep>!!!"

BTW, I have no idea if this will work on a computer using strange foreign characters, (foreign as in non-English).

See here.
1908  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 23, 2011, 09:31:15 PM
Here's a mostly finished version, there's a couple more things I want to do/cleanup but it seems to work OK - it hasn't formatted my drive so that's a bonus.

[attach=1]

What's been done:
  • Added: A real GUI
  • Added: Duplicate folder tree option.  It obeys the state of the Recursive copy option, ie. it'll only work on the source directory unless the Recursive option is selected.  Empty folders will be copied if this option is enabled.  It will duplicate the folder tree even if no shortcuts are found.
  • Added: Delete shortcut option.  It will only delete the original shortcut if the copy was successful, (that's the theory anyway), the existing source folder structure will be left intact.
  • Added: About button

Thinking of doing:
  • Adding an option to just duplicate the folder tree.  ie. Not to copy files/folders linked by a shortcut.
  • Adding an option to rewrite the shortcuts to point to the destination copy.
  • Adding a progressbar, (but don't count on it).
  • Winning the lottery.
  • Going on holiday to Tenerife cheesy

You can refresh the display by using F5 after the copy has finished.

NOTE: This program only acts upon shortcuts, (*.lnk), therefore it won't copy real files and it'll only copy the folder structure if the Duplicate folder tree option is selected.

See here.
1909  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Burn4Free ignores choices on install. on: February 23, 2011, 09:02:07 PM
Now repeat after me: ImgBurn, ImgBurn, ImgBurn.........

Extract with UniExtract and delete everything except:
ImgBurn.exe
ImgBurnPreview.exe
ReadMe.txt
1910  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Instantly Increasing Password Strength on: February 23, 2011, 08:54:27 PM
I protect my digital signature / online-banking stuff with longer passphrases than forum logins,....

Cool!  Now I know I at least have a chance of logging into DoCo as you and donating all your donations to me....mwaahahaha  Evil
1911  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Instantly Increasing Password Strength on: February 23, 2011, 05:29:32 PM
The Geographic Coordinate Generator is great!

Do you realise how hard it is to determine what country to invade without a dart?


It's just too bad most of the planet seems to be covered with water....Curses!
1912  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 SP1 released on: February 23, 2011, 05:11:42 PM
You got that one too?!? I thought I was special...  Sad

You are!

To Microsoft you are a highly valued wallet...customer.  cheesy

Quote
It showed up on my Win7 x64 Pro dev machine about the same time, but revalidated after a reboot or two (I'm thinking at some point it reinstalled part of the WGA stuff, but I wasn't really paying attention).

Yes, it was a WGA update so after I re-installed I did every update except that one.  After about a week it disappeared from the list of updates, (I only get notified, not auto-update), so I could have possibly waited to see if my machine came good but I took it as an opportunity to fix some other things that had gone screwy in the OS, (eg. VSS wasn't working anymore).
1913  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 23, 2011, 04:16:26 AM
The program only works on shortcuts, if a folder has no shortcuts in it then it won't be replicated in the destination because it was empty.

I think you might have to do what I suggested back here so I know exactly what the before and after is supposed to look like.

OK, found a bug that was turning folders into files, (kind of like wine into water Wink ), so that will fix that problem.  However, it still won't recreate folders that are empty, (no shortcut in them), because it only works on shortcuts.
1914  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 SP1 released on: February 23, 2011, 12:22:28 AM
They had an update mid way through last month that suddenly decided my Win7 computer was suddenly non-genuine.

I took it as an opportunity to re-install the computer but decided against installing that particular update and lo and behold, it was removed a week later.

I think I'll be waiting until SJ has been running it a month or so before I install it tongue
1915  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 22, 2011, 06:51:45 PM
Never mind, it was because I didn't allow System or Hidden folders.

I'll put another up in a  couple of hours.

I have seven in the portatil

Is that like a porta-potty ?   tongue

There seems to be a problem with the function to display folders so it may take a little while to find it.

So in the meantime, here's the no gui version.

1916  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SSD usage recommendations on: February 22, 2011, 04:48:27 PM
Security concerns, 4wd? It's simple: if you are going to toss out the SSD, put a hammer to it. Or, if the SSD supports the ATA "secure erase" command (and does it properly), that'd be safe.

I wasn't specifically talking about EOL of the product, eg. you're silly enough to leave your laptop on display in the car or someone nicks your PC from home.

I thought one of the points of the article was that Secure Erase wasn't properly implemented in some controllers and there was no way you could verify it had done it.

Quote
“The danger, however, is that it relies on the controller to properly sanitize the internal storage location that holds the encryption key and any other derive values that might be useful in cryptanalysis,” the researchers wrote. “Given the bugs we found in some implementations of secure erase commands, it is unduly optimistic to assume that SSD vendors will properly sanitize the key store. Furthermore, there is no way to verify that erasure has occurred (e.g., by dismantling the drive).”

And that's even using drive encryption, at least with a HDD I can verify to a very high percentage that any data I wiped using one of the many secure wipe programs will indeed be unrecoverable to the general public.

I'll have to fully read the pdf but do they specifically mention any SSD controllers to either use or avoid?

Sorry, I know the random access will give the SSD the advantage over the HDD, I was just wondering if it was worth it in my case.
1917  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SSD usage recommendations on: February 22, 2011, 04:22:00 PM
It's amazing, I was thinking of exactly the same thing re. the security of SSDs, a few months ago when there was a thread here about the merits of SSD for a new system.

I'm wasn't sure I was interested in going for SSD for my main system drive back then given the security concerns.  Now that they've been confirmed, I'm even less inclined.

After all a 150GB Velociraptor is the same price as a 64GB SSD and given that I don't have a pagefile, (which I wouldn't have with an SSD either), I'm wondering just how beneficial the SSD would be given I currently have a 50GB OS partition and the rest of the drive, (590GB), is given over to relatively infrequently accessed data.

Maybe I would be better off with a 'Raptor.
1918  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 22, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
Forgot to test it on anything other than W7 x64, I'll have a look later today.

It looks like you're using XP ?

Were you trying to get to a folder on the Desktop ?
1919  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 21, 2011, 05:36:19 PM
Here's a version that gives you the option of recursive copying, replicating the original folder tree in the destination.  That is, the original folder tree of the directory with the shortcuts not the folder tree of the directories with the real files/folders.

Just needs a nice GUI now  DONE smiley

Now just got to find a nice icon.
1920  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 21, 2011, 06:04:38 AM
Sorry, I know English isn't your native language but I'm still having trouble following what you need to happen.

Is there any chance you could give me a sample before and after folder structure.

eg. Can you do 'dir /b /s (source path) >src.txt' and then create the destination as you wish it to look and do 'dir /b /s (dest path) >dest.txt' and then PM me the two text files ?
1921  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SATA III - why no better rating than SATA II ? on: February 21, 2011, 03:15:58 AM
I dunno if it's as much "protocol overhead" as it's about SCSI doing some things smarter, like (iirc) direct device->device transfers without involving the host controller.

Yes sorry, protocol was probably the wrong word but the only one that came to mind.  SCSI does do things a fair bit smarter such as Disconnect/Reconnect, (though in these point-to-point connections I'm not sure how useful it is), etc.

BTW, apparently new Sandforce controllers to be released later this year will push up SSD bandwidth to 500MB/s...time to start putting away those pennies cheesy
1922  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Shortcut transformation on: February 20, 2011, 09:25:12 PM
Short2Real - Select a source directory and then select a destination - that's it.

It won't overwrite anything but it also doesn't check to see if the copy was successful, that said it seemed to work OK in my limited testing.

Formatted for AutoIt with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. #Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
  2. #AutoIt3Wrapper_UseUpx=n
  3. #AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n
  4. #EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
  5. ; Short2Real.au3
  6.  
  7. $src = FileSelectFolder('Select source directory:', '', 7)
  8. $dest = FileSelectFolder('Select destination directory:', '', 7)
  9.  
  10. $scut = FileFindFirstFile($src & "\*.lnk")
  11. If $scut = -1 Then
  12.    MsgBox(64, "Short2Real", "No shortcuts found.")
  13.    Exit
  14.  
  15.    $file = FileFindNextFile($scut)
  16. $details = FileGetShortcut($src & '\' & $file)
  17.  
  18. If StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($details[0]), 'D', 1) > 0 Then
  19. DirCopy($details[0], $dest & '\' & StringLeft($file, StringLen($file) - 4), 0)
  20. FileCopy($details[0], $dest, 0)
  21. FileClose($scut)
  22.  
  23. MsgBox(64, 'Short2Real', 'Finished')

Above is superceeded, see here.
1923  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SATA III - why no better rating than SATA II ? on: February 20, 2011, 06:45:58 PM
It's not really a con, after all the drive will transfer at 6Gb/s from it's internal buffer to the controller.  But after you've emptied the buffer then it has to get it from the mechanical section and that's where the bottleneck happens, (120ms later Wink ).

The only spec that's relevant in this case is Sustained Throughput, (or similar), and doesn't it strike you as interesting that WD and Seagate no longer seem to put theirs on the website, (not even for Enterprise).

Hitachi provide Media transfer rate in Mb/s, (Media being the physical platter), and Samsung provide Media to Buffer in Mb/s, (figures seem a little optimistic to me), and then you have to take into account protocol overheads for the SATA bus as the figures given are raw drive internal transfer rates.

I'd guess that at the moment the only reason SATA III drives are more expensive than SATA II is because the manufacturers are trying to recoup their SATA III drive chipset development costs.
1924  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SATA III - why no better rating than SATA II ? on: February 20, 2011, 06:31:00 PM
TBH, I have no idea, I'm not even sure that if you use a SATA->SAS adapter that the SAS drive won't degrade itself to match the specs of the interface it's using.

It is a SCSI drive and as such has less protocol overheads than SATA - that will give an throughput increase if it was on a SAS interface all other considerations being equal between SAS/SATA.

But I guess if you put it on a SATA interface then it has to cope with the increased overheads of the ATA command set, it's performance would probably drop to the equivalent native SATA drive.

Maybe that's why you need 4 SATA ports multiplexed together, to overcome the performance loss of the protocol by increasing bandwidth ?

So you need to multiplex four sata ports to get a SAS connection?

Oops! Just to clarify, a SAS drive will happily connect to one SATA port, the interface connector allows for it.  I just don't think you'll get near it's native SAS throughput because of the protocol considerations.
1925  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SATA III - why no better rating than SATA II ? on: February 20, 2011, 05:32:26 PM
The fastest HDDs available, 15000 RPM Enterprise class, only get transfer rates near 200MB/s but you will need to use four (4) SATA III ports to get that since they're SAS interface.

And I don't think you want to pay for those smiley
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