« on: July 19, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Maybe it is just me with my forty-something eyeballs,-daddydave (July 19, 2012, 07:19 AM)
CORRECTION: I only have two eyeballs.
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If you're worried about archiving data for more than 20 years, I'd be as concerned about how available reader devices might be. For example, even if your old Iomega Zip disks still contain their data, it has probably already become a bit of a problem finding a working Zip drive. I wouldn't be surprised if it would be easier to find something to read an old 8 inch floppy.
Of course, DVD readers will probably be around for a much longer time than Zip drives, but it's still something to consider if you 're serious about long, long term archiving.-mwb1100 (July 19, 2012, 04:14 PM)
The M-Disc shares the same size, shape and 4.7GB capacity of a DVD, and indeed can be read by any standard DVD drive, yet Millenniata says this special disc “cannot be overwritten, erased, or corrupted by natural processes”.
All very well and good but I get the impression they can still be surface damaged with scratches etc or shattered like normal DVDs if not handled correctly, so they are still not child or clumsy adult proof. So please can you try this with your labs sample and report back
Having the All Programs menu spread out over a larger area is really quite handy for those times where one needs to find/launch a program that they (don't use frequently, and...) can't remember the name of.-Stoic Joker (July 19, 2012, 07:01 AM)
So you can't see the desktop while searching with a single screen. Okay... Are you really looking at it while searching for program X when using the Start Panel now?? No.-Stoic Joker (July 19, 2012, 07:01 AM)
(see attachment in previous post)-daddydave (July 18, 2012, 05:03 PM)
it's overly helpful?
(I only get 6 results)-tomos (July 18, 2012, 05:17 PM)
While the Windows H8 Metro vs. Ye old Start Button debacle has raged on I haven't really seen/heard much in the way of a why any of is was done/needed. Its really just been a lot of screw
VistaMetro noise. But I ran across an article over at Neowin that actually made sense to me. Which was rather handy, as the only reason I'd gone to Neowin (which I generally never visit) was to try to make some semblance of sense out of all the waa waa waa I want my start button back screw Metro noise. So... What do you guys think of this article: Why the Start Menu needed to go
I rather liked it.-Stoic Joker (July 18, 2012, 11:51 AM)
Down the bottom right of GMail, clicking Details will show the last 10 or so IPs that accessed your account, (this includes email clients):My last ten IP addresses were the same IP...hmmm. I guess it shows the last 10 sign-ons. Also it is set to show alerts and I didn't get one, so that's seems to be a pretty good sign (unless they switched it off, sent the emails, and switched it back on to fool me).
(see attachment in previous post)
I believe you can have it notify you if a login occurs from somewhere radically different, (eg. it alerted me when I went via a Russian VPN), you can also set it to tell you if more than one login is current.
(see attachment in previous post)-4wd (July 17, 2012, 07:50 AM)
Also, if you have a smart phone you can install Authenticator and use it to verify when you log in. You need to activate GMail's two-step verification process, when you run Authenticator it generates a new 6 number pin every 30 seconds or so, you have to enter it when you log into GMail.
You know what's really freaky? Gmail itself is marking these as important. If I mouse over the important icon, it says "Marked important mainly because of the people in the conversation."Do you consistently mark them down (using the little yellow thingy in Gmail) as "not important"? I thought Gmail had a default rule that something is important, but you can teach it otherwise this way. It works for me, anyway.-daddydave (July 11, 2012, 06:21 AM)-IainB (July 17, 2012, 12:27 AM)
Consider yourself either lucky or well-informed . Gmail pays no attention to whether I mark missives as important or unimportant. It (the software) marks things as important that it has not seen me open for years, and ignores things that I mark as important - unless I set important in a filter, anyway.-barney (July 17, 2012, 02:24 AM)
I downloaded dcUpdater v1.30.01 from the web link: https://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/Updater/index.html
When I start the download, the filesize is listed as 1.48 Mb. On saving, the filesize is 206 Kb. When I try to run it, the message is displayed:
"The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program."
Did this twice. I'm using IE8 regular downloader and have not previously had a problem with downloading.
Do you have any insight as to what might be happening here?
Thank you.-IceTater (July 11, 2012, 01:24 PM)
Anyway, back to the OP - if you're running Firefox:
- Check Load images automatically
- Click Exceptions and add mail.google.com-4wd (July 10, 2012, 11:17 PM)
Probable quickest solution: If you just ensure that you flag each new spam item as spam, Gmail "learns" what is spam, and will pick things up from there and you should progressively find that these spam emails no longer appear in your inbox.
Try it and see.-IainB (July 09, 2012, 08:41 AM)
Even if your screen has high pixel density and great color reproduction, a highly reflective screen can mess up your view. Instead of reading your article, movie, or e-mail clearly, you may be dodging overhead lights, sun rays, and your own reflection to strain to see what's on the screen.
As I mentioned above, the quality of the physical display materials can play a role in "reflectance." But manufacturers can also do something about it. In the Lumia 900, Nokia applies its ClearBlack filter above the touch layer on its (non-PenTile) AMOLED screen, but below the cover glass. ClearBlack works on LCDs, too
Addendum: For a list of 25 free audio mixing apps look here. I've personally used Audacity, Ardour, Jokosher, and Wavosaur.-40hz (July 07, 2012, 06:50 PM)
-wow; I've never even heard of Ardour or Jokosher.
Will go and test!(Linux / Mac, not Win)
Thanks also for the directions on cross-fading.-Curt (July 08, 2012, 07:49 AM)
RightNote now allows Evernote sync of notes that you set to the "Evernote" type.As an Evernote user who has also registered RightNote, I saw that, and I did test the new Evernote type very briefly, so take this as the kneejerk reaction it is.
I haven't tested it yet to see how well it works, but it is there.
You can see it in the last two entries on their revision history http://www.bauerapps...ightNoteHistory.html
C-cthorpe (July 06, 2012, 03:32 PM)
I think all these PIM type applications that are not handling syncing with mobile devices well, are probably dying a slow death.-Jibz (July 05, 2012, 04:56 PM)
I agree. If you have a mobile device, then electronic notes are a replacement for paper notes. No point in not being able to take them with you.-daddydave (July 05, 2012, 05:51 PM)
Well, then which PIM/Outliner is compatible with Windows and iOS/Android (or maybe Windows Phone if that's your flavor?) I have OneNote 2010 - had to put it in SkyDrive in order to sync with the Android OneNote app, which is OK but doesn’t sync all the time as it should; I have to manually sync it most of the time. And OneNote on the iPad/iPhone is terrible. I have an iPad and gave up on it for now. And I also have Evernote on all devices. But both OneNote and Evernote are great for notes, not so great as PIMs or outliners. Not like Ultra Recall was or InfoSelect. I don’t know of any serious PIMs that work across all those devices.
Jim-J-Mac (July 05, 2012, 09:12 PM)