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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 22, 2014, 08:15:41 PM
It was a nature documentary about the penguins
That would be this BBC special report I believe.  Thmbsup
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In search of ... botanical info on: July 10, 2014, 08:06:38 PM
My Dad had a copy of Hortus 2nd that he used religiously, and which is now in my library. It is far from new, although of course the information is still accurate.

That said it has been eclipsed by newer editions that are more up to date, such as Hortus Third (from 1976). It may not be something for now, but if his interest continues (and he is in North America  tongue) then you might consider it later.  (Warning, it is as expensive as a college textbook... ohmy)
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Avast is vulnerable? on: July 10, 2014, 07:54:55 PM
I also have Avast! free. I have also noticed some significant deterioration in my PC's performance over the last couple of months, and last week I also had a message from Win7 saying my antivirus is not working, even though Avast was saying everything is fine...
Just for comparison, I switched over to Avast! Free for A/V and ditched MSE. I have not noticed any slowdown, slowness in email, etc. I also refuse to get any of the "Internet Security" editions of anything so maybe that is a prevention. :-)

I also get a message about A/V not working, but that is limited to when the engine is updating. If you don't get notification, maybe is the Silent Gaming mode enabled?
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 09, 2014, 08:49:37 PM
heh - how long would Angela last up there?  Grin
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 05, 2014, 07:59:19 AM
But I curse people who attach useless audio to web pages.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freedom Summer on: July 04, 2014, 01:59:45 PM

The two biggest threats to this country's way of life are a false sense of helplessness on the part of the general public - and its silence.

True. But I think the silence is 50% ignorance and 50% fear... 50 years later there are ever so many more options available for responding to complainers...
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: July 01, 2014, 10:49:58 AM
don't you need spaces between the = chars and the parameter? (like "reset= 120")?  i seem to remember that.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google... cardboard? on: June 27, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
Hm, I might build one of these to replace my Mom's old fart sunglasses...  tongue
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 27, 2014, 08:27:32 PM
It oughta be either Lasagna or Little Debbies... dunno what the poll options are though... :-)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Freedom Summer on: June 24, 2014, 10:13:32 PM
Just saw the Freedom Summer program on PBS.  How could you watch that and not get chills.  I was an 8-year-old in Alabama during that time and only caught the very slightest glimmer of anything.  What heroes these people were.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 24, 2014, 06:32:05 PM
I don't know.  I just downloaded drivers the other day with no problem.  For a 9 year old printer, no less.

Please see this link. The last couple things I have been looking for ran into this.  Looks like it affects the server line, not the printer line apparently... at least there's that.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 24, 2014, 05:29:07 AM
I have to say Dell used to be the bomb in support - call in, talk to a knowledgeable person, no charge unless they have to ship or do something (at least for server support). They've made it a lot more difficult in the last 10-15 years. Still have the best support web site though - at least you can find systems, pull up original configs (if they're under 7 years old), and.... they haven't started charging you for drivers if you don't have a support contract (shame on you HP!).
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Copy massive folder/file directory.... on: June 23, 2014, 05:25:12 AM
I've used FreeFileSync for similar tasks, although never quite 400gb worth (~50 was my max) and never from an Acronis disk (although I've copied 10gb over a vpn connection, and smaller amounts to TrueCrypt volumes). FWIW.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: please tell the name of this font! on: June 16, 2014, 08:00:08 PM
You could try WhatTheFont to see if they can narrow it down for you.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: June 09, 2014, 06:58:31 PM
Anyone here related to Eugene?
Yeah, I only fool people about 30% of the time too... nobody confuses me with Wintermute...
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to remove CDFS partition from a USB Stick on: June 04, 2014, 07:05:33 PM
Google Chipsbank Umptool.  My old company bought about a thousand of those "secure" thumb drives where you had to enter a password to see the hidden partition. Of course it wasn't compatible with anything newer than XP so we had to remove it. Low level format took care of it.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Technet After Technet on: June 02, 2014, 07:21:06 PM
Has anyone determined yet what happens to Technet keys when the subscription ends?

Mine goes belly up on June 22, and I need to build more stuff than I have time for (several iterations of server O/S, Exchange, Sharepoint besides what I have running now).  There's no way I will have time enough to install even half of it, even if I do a half-assed job and go back to clean up later.

Presumably activated keys will continue to run, although even that isn't certain. As for unactivated keys - ???
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: June 01, 2014, 09:22:27 AM
Small percentage of repair bill is on its way. Just one thing... after you get it all fixed up, make sure not to run into anything while driving forward...  tongue
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 12:50:41 PM
I should have said easy portability, just one file for a TrueCrypt volume.

EncFS4win has more pieces & parts to the program, and individually encrypted files. Looks like you could use Boxcrypt (which appears to be a gui for EncFS4win) to make it easier, but then you are limited to 2gb of stuff unless you want to pay.  
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 07:53:43 AM
2. Why use containers anyway? Use EncFS.
Portability.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 30, 2014, 08:51:29 PM
To my mind the best alternative to Truecrypt is ... Truecrypt.

- Has Truecrypt ever failed the basic file system store/retrieve process for anyone here?
- Has anyone shown or explained an exploit based on algorithm or due to coding error (as opposed to brute force, or finding keys cached in memory, or "ghost-reading" frozen memory sticks)?
- Are there any valid reasons anyone could think of why a perfectly good encryption product, that has been in use for years, reliably, without known vulnerabilities or exposures, might be shut down without much notice (nobody say Lavabit)?

Just sayin'.

Edit: Of course the above could as well be in the other Truecrypt thread. I am always interested in other comparable encryption tools, and have looked around extensively but have not found its equal. That said, for individual file encryption (which Truecrypt doesn't do) I tend to use Axcrypt (or fSekrit for pure text files), sometimes that's more appropriate for my purposes.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... a way to connect to multiple wi-fi venues at a time on: May 25, 2014, 08:13:08 PM
You can't run a cable from your primary box to the router temporarily?

Can you add a second wireless nic?  One radio can only talk to one network at a time.
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: PDF saves are grayscale on: May 24, 2014, 04:30:06 PM
I saw those (and they work in color for me), but I couldn't find a way to capture directly to a PDF.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: PDF saves are grayscale on: May 24, 2014, 04:27:34 PM
How are you capturing to PDF? I couldn't see any option to capture directly as a PDF, at least in 4.8.5.
25  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Adobe celebrates 25 years of digital type design; gives away free font on: May 17, 2014, 07:45:11 AM
^There's no italic included

Well, gosh, I can just select it and hit ctl-I if I need italics...  cheesy
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