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General Software Discussion / Hiding Online Footprints
« on: November 29, 2010, 08:49 PM »
This from the Wall Street Journal of November 30, 2010

Hiding Online Footprints
Makers of Firefox Browser Explore Do-Not-Track Tool After Scrapping Earlier Effort

http://online.wsj.co...SJ_hp_LEFTTopStories


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General Software Discussion / What the websites know about you
« on: August 01, 2010, 04:11 PM »
Interesting article from  the WSJ  July 30, 2010

The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets
A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on consumers. First in a series.

http://online.wsj.co...ifeStyle_LeadStoryNA

http://online.wsj.co...J_hpp_LEFTTopStories

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Living Room / lap top cooling pad
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:47 AM »
Are these cooling pads effective ?  My wife's laptop died after 5 years.  Motherboard failure.  It is plugged in  from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day.  Would a cooling pad have prevented this ?
I notice that the cooling pad plugs into a USB port - are there ones that just plug into an electric plug ? 
If they are effective is there a brand you would recommend ?

Thanks


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General Software Discussion / website help needed
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:12 PM »
I am trying to ad this map from Google to a website.         http://maps.google.c...15,0.041199&z=16

I get the map but I get the sidebar which I don't want.    Is there a way to get rid of the sidebar ?

Thanks

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General Software Discussion / Simple E-Mail Client
« on: May 21, 2010, 12:12 PM »
I use Thunderbird for my personal e-mail.  I am involved in my homeowner association .  We are using Yahoo Mail.   I want to be able to send an e-mail to 195 people, which will show up  to each of them as undisclosed recipients. But I want to be able to do this by entering  one ( 1)  group name in the  send to:  ( I realize I have to set this up  first )

I do not want to use Thunderbird, even with a separate profile.   I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. 

Thanks

Lew

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General Software Discussion / encrypted AHK script
« on: January 19, 2010, 01:13 PM »
I have and AHK script that sends a text  password to open a program by my pressing a hotkey series . In the password GUI it shows as ******************
 But if anyone were to open the AHK file the password is in plain text. ( although you would have to know it is a password )
Is there a way to hide or encrypt the plain text in tha AHK file and yet have it work as the  password  to open the program ?

Lew


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Living Room / Dual monitor setup advice needed
« on: November 13, 2009, 03:03 PM »
I need advice.  I have an extra 16 " monitor.  I thought I would add it to my computer and have a dual monitor setup.  I am running Windows 7-  64 bit  Home premium. The other monitor is 23 "
I do not have a separate video card so I will need to add a graphics card with two VGA ports.  I don't play games so high end is not necessary  less than $ 100.00 would be good.
What graphics card would you recomend ?
Thanks

Lew

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Living Room / FURL
« on: December 19, 2008, 01:12 PM »
I subscribe to the NY Times website.  They  allowed you to save web pages, news articles etc  from anywhere to   your TIMES FILE, which could then be accessed  anywhere / anytime..   They are discontinuing the  Times File and transferring all the   saved pages ( if I agree ) to FURL.

Does anybody know about FURL ?

Thanks

Lew

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Living Room / JOTT - a new cell phone service
« on: June 05, 2008, 02:49 PM »
From David Pogue's New York Times column.  I tried Jott and I think it's great.  When you are out without a pen and pencil you make a call and dictate a note etc.  Then it is sent as an e-mail to yourself.
Here are the links.  Pogue's Posts   http://www.nytimes.c..._r=1&oref=slogin

http://jott.com/

What do you do when you get an idea you want to remember? A brainstorm, a to-do item, a reminder you want to set for yourself? Writing it down is the only solution — so most of the time, you don’t, because you’re driving, or you have no pen, or you’re away from your computer.

Meet Jott, your personal transcription service. You sign up at Jott.com by providing your cell number and e-mail address.

Lew

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Living Room / satellite radio
« on: May 29, 2008, 06:32 PM »
I  have recently moved to Williamsburg, Va and found that regular broadcast radio reception is, well, poor would be a step up.  Thus I am looking to satellite radio as a solution. I want, ( my wife wants  :-*)to get major league baseball (Yankees)

 A nice portable battery operated radio  is the ideal as I want to use it in the house and on the deck.   Sirrus or XM ?
A particular model? Any suggestions from users will be most appreciated.

Thanks

Lew

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Found Deals and Discounts / Direct Access 40 % off Sept 20
« on: September 17, 2007, 09:08 AM »
Darwin reviewed this software last week  He liked it and I like it very much :Thmbsup:
Bits De Jour has it 40 % off on the 20 th

  http://www.bitsdujour.com/previews.aspx

Lew

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General Software Discussion / Learnin Javascript
« on: August 10, 2007, 02:05 PM »
Can someone recommend a good SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND book to help me learn Javascript ?

Lew

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General Software Discussion / merge two files to one
« on: November 01, 2006, 09:05 AM »
I have two txt files. One is year 2005 customers and sales to date. The other is 2006 customers and sales to date. I would like to create one file  so that I can easily see a sales
comparison one file. The file looks like this for each account,

ACCOUNT:00044   XXXXX  YYYYY XXXXX  LOS ANGELES     CA,
ACCOUNT:00044   TOTAL $:         91.75  INVOICD:     91.75  ,
ACCOUNT:00044   TOTAL UNITS:         4  INVOICD:         4 

What software could I use to do this ?   ( XP Pro  SP2 )

And no the DOS propriatery software program we use for invoiceing etc can't do this.

Thanks

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General Software Discussion / Firefox extension>COOLIRIS
« on: October 27, 2006, 07:17 PM »
Ijust found this Firefox extension.  It is really cool  no pun intended.
It is called    COOLIRIS

• Simply mouse over any link and the Cooliris preview window will instantly appear to show you the underlying content without leaving your current page.

Those of you using Firefox should check it out.


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Living Room / B drive
« on: August 04, 2006, 03:16 PM »
I am curious as to why no drive is named  B.  Why is that ?

Lew

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I have an Autohotkey script which I keep on a flash drive.  The script has my secret password. ( send secret password ) When I activate the Autohotkey from the flash drive it resides in my tray. It would then be possible for a malefactor to open ( edit  ) the hotkey and read the secret password.  Is there a way to have the keystrokes read the hotkey directly from the flash drive ( best solution ) or can the hotkey be locked from edit or encrypted so it can not be read.  I tried Axcrypt but when the autohot key goes to the tray it is then in plain text.

Thanks

Lew

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Living Room / Mosquito tones
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:08 PM »
Did anyone see hear about this. High school kids are using high pitched ring tones in school ( where they are not supposed to have cell phones ) because the high pitch cannot be heard by older people.

here is the tone   >.http://graphics.nyti...0060610_RINGTONE.mp3

Works too.   I can't hear it but some of the younger folks at work CAN.

It supposedly started in England by shopkeepers to drive away young loiterers and no annoy their older customers.
From The New York Times

Lew

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