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Living Room / Re: "Check mail every ??? minutes"
« on: May 23, 2009, 08:02 PM »
I have Courier check every five minutes.

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Living Room / Re: Wolfram Alpha - Impressions On Launch
« on: May 23, 2009, 06:07 AM »
Anyone incapable of understanding what Wolfram|Alpha is and how it works should keep a plug in their pie hole.


I think that would result in one hell of a lot of plugged pie holes.

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Living Room / Re: Wolfram Alpha - Impressions On Launch
« on: May 22, 2009, 11:54 AM »

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: May 13, 2009, 11:46 AM »
For what it's worth, UltraEdit has introduced a non-U3 portable version.  The first forum post about it mentions faster startup.

http://www.ultraedit...oducts/mobility.html

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Because I had increasing needs for testing my software in Vista as well as XP, I bit the bullet and bought a full version of Home Basic.  I installed it alongside XP Pro on my vanilla laptop (Core Duo, 2GB, two years old).  Truthfully, I expected to have problems getting started and to dislike using Vista in general.  Surprisingly, everything installed and updated with no problems, HP had all the drivers I needed available for download, and everything worked properly the first time.  Vista boots up quickly and I like the way it looks, except for Explorer.  Directory Opus took care of that problem.

Functionally, I don't see much to complain about (yet).  You could reasonably argue that Vista was an expensive upgrade that didn't make any dramatic improvements to XP.

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Get enough RAM and turn off the pagefile entirely - voila, problem solved

I did just that a year or two ago, based on info in several of your posts.  I've never had a problem (using XP Pro).

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Even if I liked it after learning the job, I got bored with it and moved on.

That's me too.  I went through twelve jobs in twenty-eight years.  Laid off twice, all the other job changes were by choice.

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Yes, thanks.

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Is there any thorough English documentation available for the free version?

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Using XP, I only get them when I install a new version of the Java runtime and forget to disable auto update and quick starter.  Once that's done, never a BSOD.
 

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Living Room / Re: Should we have a yearly Best Avatar award on DC?
« on: March 30, 2009, 03:09 PM »
Man, I look like Joe the Programmer!


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General Software Discussion / Re: Rambooster. Junk?
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:35 PM »
learning is fun ....sometimes.


I can appreciate that line!

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Living Room / Re: Should we have a yearly Best Avatar award on DC?
« on: March 30, 2009, 08:17 AM »
That is just plain scary.   :o

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Living Room / Re: Should we have a yearly Best Avatar award on DC?
« on: March 30, 2009, 07:24 AM »
Hi Zaine,

That was then, and this is now.

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I recently bought an Acer Aspire One netbook, and I made sure to get one with XP installed.  It worked just great right out of the box.  It's stable and almost as fast as my standard laptop.

On the very active Aspire forum, I'd say 90+ percent of the problem reports are coming from people who are using some variation of Linux.

Not saying there's a connection ...

http://www.aspireone....com/forum/index.php


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"you have the source, fix it"

 ;D

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getting a new key from this company everytime a major version is released is a pain if you are a lifetime user.

Roughly once a year, you have to request a key if you want to upgrade.  Not much of a big deal.

Zaine, why are you so excited about UEX if there are already a bunch of superior editors for Linux?

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Any Alternate to Buy.com?


There are dozens.

In my experience, Amazon is reliable, fast, and generally inexpensive.  It's often possible to get free shipping.  I've placed hundreds of orders with them and had zero problems.

Having said that, there are bound to be people out there who dislike Amazon.

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I've never had a problem, been buying from them off and on for seven or eight years.

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Surely you didn't believe that there are people financing this who are just looking for a way to pump their money into providing free services for you.


If you spend some time at alt.comp.freeware, you'll see that there are many people out there who DO believe that there should be people busting their butts to provide free services for everybody.




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General Software Discussion / Re: What's your mouse of choice?
« on: February 20, 2009, 01:57 PM »
I like the basic Microsoft USB optical mice.  They feel great in my hand, seem to last forever, and don't cost very much.

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General Software Discussion / Re: how can I convert swf files to avi?
« on: February 19, 2009, 07:46 AM »
Format Factory is a free program that seems to convert just about everything.  It's worked very well for me so far.

http://www.formatoz.com/

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I already did.  It's VDE, my DOS editor.  Then Windows came along and spoiled everything

Just curious.  How did Windows spoil VDE?  It's advertised as running fine on Windows systems up to and including XP.

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and what happens to a tabbed interface if you load 100 files?

I'm really glad I've never had to answer that question.   ;D

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