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1626  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.5? on: July 28, 2009, 09:40:30 AM
Ehtyar, thanks for the info. I tend to ignore exploring things that just work & the Firefox update mechanisms have always just worked for me.

Grorgy,
Firefox v3.5 and v3.5.1 are not beta. They are safe to use. In my experience Firefox will never tell you about updates to beta browsers, only non-beta versions.
1627  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: $20 if you make me a 6' Molex cable. $10 for recommending a better solution. on: July 27, 2009, 04:24:22 PM
Re the DNS, I thought the front cover was a little wobbly...it came off too easily for my tastes.

Empty the cover is a little wobbly, but there are metal coil/spring type things on the back that provide pressure against the drives once they are installed and then there's enough positive pressure that there's no movement/wobble at all.

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I am curious as to what the power supply to the DNS is like.

According to the DNS-323 Wiki:

(with two drives)
HDs spinning/powering up - up to 72 watts for 3 seconds
HDs up, high CPU, Gigabit network transfer via CIFS/SMB - 23-24 watts
HDs powered down (sleep), otherwise running - 7 watts

My power brick has the following writing on the bottom:

Jentec Technology Co, Ltd"
Model: JTA0512
AC Input: 100-240Vac/1.2A
50-60Hz
DC Output: +5V/3A, +12V/3A

According to Jentec's web site it's a "34-61 Watt Dual Output Switching Desktop Power Supply."

I've been running this unit for over a year now & it's been a solid performer. I bought this as something cheap to get me by till I could afford something better, but I've been really impressed. I'd definitely buy a second one to run alongside the first if I ever had the need.
1628  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.5? on: July 27, 2009, 03:55:02 PM
Msgt,
When the version known as 3.5 started development it was originally going to be 3.1, but as time went on and new features were added the authors decided that too much was added for it to be just a .1 release so they upped the version number to 3.5 to help show that a lot more work had gone into it.

The 3.5 line of code is now up to 3.5.1 and has been out of beta for a long time. Your only concern will be whether or not the extensions you use will be compatible with the new version. As for upgrading you can just install right over the top of 3.0.12 and everything will be fine. You don't have to delete your old version first.

Ehtyar,
I just thought the rule was that no major new version was to be offered through auto-update just like one couldn't auto-update to v3 from v2, but v2.x upgrades were still offered to v2.x users.
1629  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 27, 2009, 03:49:12 PM
"Go to Top", an add-on that instantly takes you to the top or bottom of a page rather than scrolling up or down. 

Guess I'm old school...I just use the Home and End keys for that.
1630  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: McAfee again. Don't ask. on: July 27, 2009, 03:45:31 PM
I agree.  I have several anti-malware programs that I run from time to time.

That's the best thing you can do. Having a layered defense using multiple things to protect you is the wisest course of action these days. The days of just running a virus scan every month or so are gone.

A lot of people like ot run virtual machines and test out new software in a virtual environment to see how safe it is. I was reading the other day that malware writers have adapted & now a lot of viruses and trojans won't trigger if they detect that they are running in a virtual machine.

It's a constant cat & mouse game.
1631  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program Whose Time Has Come: virtual folders, collections, file baskets... on: July 27, 2009, 01:22:33 PM
tranglos, that's quite the list of features you outlined in your OP, but you forgot to post the download link so we can all download and try out your new program!  Wink

Seriously, something like that would be awesome & whoever comes up with it is going to make truckloads of money. Just like you suspected, Windows 7 is making some in-roads in this area with this, but just like you suspected, it's nothing on the scale you outlined. All libraries are is a collection of user-defined folders displayed as one huge mega-folder with categories for each individual folder so it's nothing like your concept at all.
1632  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: McAfee again. Don't ask. on: July 27, 2009, 01:18:01 PM
In all the years I've had it, I've had a grand total of one FP and (knock on wood, salt over my shoulder) no viruses. 

McAfee is very good about not having false positives. However, it is sometimes also very good at not finding viruses and trojans. How can you know you truly have no viruses unless you have run another AV to double-check?

I wouldn't get Avast. It's real-time monitoring interferes with too many programs, but maybe you should download a trial version of NOD32 or Kaspersky & give them a try?

McAfee and Norton are the biggest AV sellers. Not because they are all that great, but because you can buy them in just about any store from Wal-Mart to Office Depot. Malware authors _DO_ take this into account and write their code to circumvent these two best sellers. Why not spend an hour or two optimizing and rewriting your code if you can get it to slip past the vast majority of installed AV programs in the world?

My advice is don't believe anything an AV program's marketing tells you. Of course they are all going to tell you that they are the best. Instead, read up on independent AV testing on the net and after reading a few you'll know right away who the best companies and programs are.

For the sake of completeness, the other AV programs on my To-Be-Avoided list are Trend Micro and Bit Defender.
1633  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: $20 if you make me a 6' Molex cable. $10 for recommending a better solution. on: July 27, 2009, 12:51:55 PM
Ok...I thought I made it clear.  Mine has a molex connector where the picture shows SATA power.  I couldn't find an exact picture of it.

How odd and non-standard. That's quite an oddity you have on your hands.

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I've seen the DNS-323.  The only think I didn't like about it was the plastic feel to it and the wobbly way everything connects.  And I did want hot swap, very much so.

Only the front cover is plastic. The rest is metal & the way things connect you might think it would be wobbly, but it's very snug & efficient. There's no wobble at all. However, if you wanted hot-swap then you are right. The DNS-323 doesn't have hot-swap.

However, in its defense, the DNS-323 wasn't designed where hot-swap was a desired feature. It's a NAS rather than an eSATA enclosure. I bought the DNS-323 so I could hang it on my network & have central storage available to all the computers on my network without having to keep a PC on to access its attached enclosure.

I really like Granite Digital's aesthetics, but I know if I got one I'd spend too much money buying a PC case to match. Wink

Like you, I tend to avoid DIY things, especially when pre-built things with warrantees that exist that give you more features than you had & for not much money. That two-bay enclosure for $99 is a very good deal.
1634  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 27, 2009, 12:22:13 PM
Wow!  This works perfectly!  I'm ecstatic! Thank you VERY VERY MUCH!!  Thmbsup

Glad I could help. When it comes to Firefox there's usually more than one way to skin a fox. It's just not always an obvious solution. In any event, I'm glad you're happy with the work-around.  Wink
1635  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 26, 2009, 10:17:24 AM
It works the first time you tell FF to open the page in Opera, but the next time, an error box pops up that says on the title [JavaScript Application] and then the message "OperaView was unable to run Opera Browser.  Check the path and try again."  It always finds it the first time, but not after that.

OperaView is broken. However, I have found you a work-around. Uninstall OperaView and install IE View Lite from here:

https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/1429

Go into the extensions options and replace the path to IE with your path to Opera. You'll have to select View in IE off of your context menu, but Opera will open every time. I just tested it out myself. A savvy person could probably poke around inside the XPI and change all the "View in IE" references to "View in Opera", but I guess it depends on how big a stickler you are on the cosmetic side of things. Hopefully, this work-around will tide you over till OperaView's author gets a fix out.

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Innuendo, I really appreciate your detailed help on dealing with the maximum compatibility issue. thumbs up

My pleasure. I like to help when/where I can.
1636  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Norton SmartPhone Security Discount. on: July 25, 2009, 06:20:10 PM
Not much out there. Best deal I could find was someone on eBay is selling a copy. Brand new. Never installed. Never registered. $20.00 with free shipping.

Link
1637  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 25, 2009, 06:03:29 PM
Yes, I agree that the situation has gotten somewhat better.  However, the OperaView problem is driving me nuts.  I downloaded Mr. Tech Toolkit after seeing you and other mention it, but I wasn't able to figure out how I might use it to get the OperaView extension to work again.  I'd love to know.

This is not a guaranteed fix. It'll only disable the version check that Firefox does when it checks to see if an extension will work with the browser. If there are inherent compatibilities with the extension this is not going to help you. Open up the options in MR Tech Toolkit. Click on the Miscellaneous toolbar button and then on the XPI Install Options tab. The first checkbox is what you are looking for: Enable Addons Compatibility Checking. By default it is checked. Uncheck it and when you go to install OperaView or any other extension Firefox will not balk if the versions don't match up.

Beware this is a browser-wide setting so no addons will be compatibility checked so I prefer this second way to get things work & it restricts the compatibility check disable to the extension you are trying to get to work. First you would download the extension and save it to the folder of your choice. Then you would open the XPI file with your favorite archiver whether it be PowerArchiver, Winzip, WinRAR, or whatever so long as it can open zip files as that's all an XPI file is.

Once you've done that in the root directory of the archive you are going to find a file called install.rdf. Extract that file and open it in your favorite text editor. Do a search for maxversion and your search will turn up something similar to this:

<em:maxVersion>3.0.*</em:maxVersion>

You would just need to change that line to read as so:

<em:maxVersion>3.*.*</em:maxVersion>

Save install.rdf with your changes. If you still have the archive open in your archiver just drag and drop your new install.rdf on the open archive window & your archiver should ask you if you want to replace the old file with your new one. Just say yes. Close the archive & then drag th XPI & drop it on your open Firefox window & the install addon procedure will commence. The only difference is this time Firefox will see that the XPI is compatible with all v3.x versions of Firefox & will let you install it.

If all goes well there won't be any real incompatibilities and your extension will work. If it does, tuck your diva-made XPI away somewhere safe & if you ever should need to reinstall Firefox for whatever reason your custom XPI will be ready to install without having to modify it again.
1638  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 24, 2009, 03:35:18 PM
Firefox is my default browser, but I was surprised to find that a number of the things that I needed extensions to accomplish in Firefox could be done in Opera without needing an extension (e.g., Paste and Go; Open this page in IE; Open this page in FF) or could be done with what are essentially extensions (AdBlock for Opera, FlashBlock for Opera).

I understand your point. I would prefer some functionality were built in Firefox that is in Opera, but if development went that way I'm sure there'd be a lot of functionality would be added in that I didn't care about and I'd be lamenting that those unused features were bogging my browser down so I think that the way Firefox is doing it now by just providing a solid basic browser foundation to build on I can go into Build-A-Browser mode and build a customized browser that fits my needs like a glove.

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I do agree that extensions give Firefox more customizability, but they're vulnerable each time there's an upgrade. I was very frustrated, for example, to find that the "OperaView" extension that I use a lot in Firefox stopped working when FF moved to 3.5.1.

Normally I'd agree with you 100% and as the days crept towards v3.5 becoming final and being released I experienced my usual sense of dread as a new Firefox version was unleashed upon the world because a new major version of Firefox usually meant an extension list that had a lot more extensions grayed out and inactive than ones active and working.

However, v3.5 was released and it was largely a non-issue. I had to go manually download new versions for some of my extensions, but they were all ready and released when v3.5 hit the streets. When v3.51 dropped I did have one extension that was inactive for a couple hours till the author changed the maxversion variable from 3.5 to 3.5.*.

Maybe extension writers are getting the idea it's better to get your program to working status before a new Firefox version is finalized rather than before. I do have MR Tech Toolkit installed, but I haven't had to use it to make an extension work for a very long time.
1639  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is it time to start a new AntiVirus/Internet Security Suite review thread? on: July 24, 2009, 10:57:50 AM
PSA: Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro v6.7 has been released

New features include support for Windows 7, a new anti-malware engine and heuristic analyzer, and improved compatibility with certain third-party applications.

I've been running it a couple days and once you get the initial full malware scan out of the way it's fairly smooth and light on resources.
1640  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 24, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
I use RoboForm and am very happy with it, but I was delighted to discover LastPass (thanks to this forum) because RoboForm doesn't work on Opera.

I've installed Opera quite a few times, but I always find the Opera browsing environment stifling. I guess I just don't do things the "Opera workflow" way. Couple that with the fact that the author is so militant about providing any sort of way for add-ons/extensions and I will just stick with Firefox.

Firefox straight out of the installer doesn't work the way I do, but at least I'm free to add extensions till it does. These 'favorite Firefox extensions' threads aren't helping my browser's waistline any, either. I'm up to 42 extensions now & that's not counting a crapload of GreaseMonkey scripts.
1641  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 23, 2009, 12:54:46 PM
The other one is web dev stuff.

I don't do web dev work, but I can see why one would want to keep a lot of that stuff separate. What's good for web page development could make casual browsing less pleasurable.

Before your answer I had visions of you having a separate 'super-profile' with about 4,000 extensions.  cheesy
1642  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 23, 2009, 12:51:17 PM
I've not used it yet . Have you used AI Roboform, any better ?

A lot of people love LastPass, but I started using AI Roboform a long, long, long time before LastPass existed. I've never bothered trying LastPass as Roboform works well for me. If I ever run into something I want to do that Roboform won't I will give LastPass a try.
1643  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 23, 2009, 12:47:51 PM
The main thing bugging me with FF now is I'm using Minefield and I like to update it often.

I've quit using nightly builds and early betas because too many of my extensions break which causes pandemonium over here as I don't function well without my extensions.
1644  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Apollo onboard computer on: July 21, 2009, 06:44:21 PM
Grow marijuana? On Mars?

Guess now I know why they call it the Red Planet.
1645  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: RIAA Says DRM is Dead on: July 21, 2009, 06:41:02 PM
Unless you use a 'leech' client.

Not that I'm advocating anyone use one of those.
1646  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 21, 2009, 06:37:40 PM
MilesAhead, I've been using DownloadStatusBar since the Firefox v2.x days and it's been spectacular. When I first made the switch from IE to Firefox that default download dialog popup irritated me to no end and DownloadStatusBar was instrumental in keeping me using Firefox (Yeah, I hated that popup THAT much!).

The configurability is great as well. You can configure what file extensions stay visible till you deal with them and which ones disappear on their own. Since I have configured NZB files to open in my binary downloader I don't need them hanging around so they automatically get dismissed after 5 seconds.
1647  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: the best hand-held pdf reader? on: July 21, 2009, 06:33:19 PM
The Kindle was omitted probably due to the big stink going on about Amazon remotely deleting books that users had paid for.
1648  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 21, 2009, 11:11:55 AM
App103,
Thanks for sharing your collection. the TinEye Image Search extension looks like it'll come in handy.

Ummm...you mentioned these were from your "normal" Firefox profile. Do we dare imagine what your other profile looks like? Are we going to start referring to you as 'that scary firefox profile girl', too?
1649  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows XP Alternative shells on: July 21, 2009, 10:57:16 AM
I thought I replied to this thread, but I guess I forgot to hit the Post button or something.

As I said in my missing post, there's very little incentive to run an alternative shell on Windows these days. The only reason now to do it is just to see something different on your PC, but you are going to pay for it with compatibility issues. Even simple tasks like installing software can be frustrating as a lot of these alternative shells lack the code to respond to installers telling the OS where to place icons.

With the release of Vista the world of alternative shells hit a major speed bump as UAC doesn't allow the shell to be replaced. These days the world of Windows desktop customization is dominated by bolt-ons and add-ons that aim at extending Explorer functionality rather than replacing it.

If you are wanting functionality changes, it's best to sit down and list out what you want changed/improved and then set about finding a program that add that stuff to Explorer.

If, on the other hand, you are wanting to just try some new radically different UI then maybe it's time to explore the option of either dual-booting Linux or setting it up in a virtual machine. For the technically inclined, building a hackintosh might be just what the doctor ordered.
1650  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Apollo onboard computer on: July 21, 2009, 10:48:21 AM
Very interesting stuff, but you forgot the most important link.

Build an AGC in your basement:

http://klabs.org/history/build_agc/
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