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the way these sites operate is that they send you for example photoshop cs3 cd/dvd but without the serial numbers or registration codes, as they are sold as backup copies. So in essence you are paying $60+ for a backup copy of software you supposedly already own. and that is the only way these copies are legal.

Living Room / Re: about to switch to a Widescreen LCD.
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:13 PM »
thanks all for the help and replies. I'm gonna hook this bad boy up and give him as go.  8)

Living Room / Re: about to switch to a Widescreen LCD.
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:44 PM »
eheh well the Wides Ive seen have all looked blurry as hell to me. Now mind you I have only one eye  so I see diffently.. i.e no depth perception and seems I see colors and definition a lil differently too from talking with friends an family. meh

General Software Discussion / Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« on: February 16, 2008, 05:12 AM »
Integrates nicely with FARR - just add your RoboForm directory to FARR and you can launch automatic logins directly - a massive timesaver at work where there are passwords for almost every system.  :Thmbsup:

I added the place my passcards are stored, and when I type donationcoder in and click the rpn file it launches RF as if i wanted to EDIT the passcard. Is that they way you meant, or is it possible to have FARR launch the site and RF login with the passcard?

Living Room / Re: about to switch to a Widescreen LCD.
« on: February 16, 2008, 04:52 AM »
oh hell never even thought about games stretching! that is good to hear. Now I seem to recall a grid type program discussed on here that let you chop up regions of the screen. i will have to search that out. :Thmbsup:

Living Room / about to switch to a Widescreen LCD.
« on: February 15, 2008, 10:52 PM »
My brother in law gave me a Mag LT1919wdb LCD monitor. It will be replacing an HP Pavilion MX703 Now I have never used or even looked at LCD's beyond noticing that CRT seemed to give a better picture.

What can I expect? will things run ok being on a widescreen? should I spring for the DVI cable as it seems LCD's are better with them but don't include them. The LCD will be driven by my PNY Nvidia 8500 GT 512 meg video card. I would run dual monitors but theres no way on my desk its tiny, and theres no where else to move my set up to or even a bigger desk.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Farr won't close after programme launch
« on: February 12, 2008, 05:33 AM »
I love this forum, you guys are so darn good at figuring out problems and what causes them!

That also goes to show how well you coded this when the userbase can help eachother so easily and quickly.

Find And Run Robot / Aliases/groups
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:08 PM »
I'm sure I haven't utalized 1/10th FARR's capabilities. I'm trying to wrap my head around Aliases/groups. I'm not real clear on the differences and the uses of these. I know I should be able to grok this as a programmer but my brain refuses to understand these at the moment.

Any tips, advice, Clue-by-Fours?

I'd be interested in any tips to get more functionality out of FARR as well :)

Find And Run Robot / Re: Farr won't close after programme launch
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:05 PM »
I noticed the same problem.. and was about to submit a post when I saw this one. sure enough unchecked Farr EnvironmentVariables in plugins and its back to normal :) Thats too bad as I actually used that plugin alot. Though I'm sure I haven't utalized 1/10th FARR's capabilities. I'm trying to wrap my head around Aliases/groups.

Any advice? eh.. NEW THREAD time :)

hmmm maybe rainlender might fit your needs?
Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. The application is platform independent so you can run it both on Windows and on Linux. The appearance can be customized with skins and you can even mix different skins together.
It is possible to use Rainlendar with other calendar applications too. Rainlendar uses the standard iCalendar format to store its events and tasks so you can easily transfer them between applications. You can also subscribe to online calendars and see your Outlook appointments directly in Rainlendar*.
Rainlendar is an unicode application and support localization so you can use it on your own language.

PaladinMJ: in the future, try post links to the page itself or at least put some description of the program instead of a link to the exe.. :)

oops thought i did, as a snagged the link off of my bookmarks doh!!

sorry bout that

Living Room / Re: is someone stealing my bandwidth?
« on: February 07, 2008, 08:23 PM »
i know that legally here in the states you are safer if you run a wide open network, allowing any and all connections than if you run securely bizarely enough. why? Because of the average level of security knowledge. A jury will more than likely here that it was secured and blame you. unsecured well then ya anyone could be on it. my sister in law is an assistant DA. (but she is not giving this legal advice.. i have to state that) many oher laywers will tell you the same. unforunately common sense isn't common any longer...

however having said that nothing is certain and its better to not have to defend yourself / network set up in court. I say lock the @#$!er down. encryption all the way. secure passwords changed often and trust no one.

was it Burn to the Brim?
Burn To The Brim is a utility which selects the group of files or directories (documents, mp3 files, whatever you like to burn) which optimally fills a cdr or other medium (or multiple CDRs/media).

The program analyses the files and folders in a folder you specify, and groups them in the best possible way. Most likely BTTB will find a near-perfect solution for you within one second, and a perfect one in just a couple more.

THATS THE ONE OH MAN THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE when I can not find something I know I saw!
Now I just need to solve the other problem. The Startup manager/scheduler/ script runner. Maybe I should look into writing one. God I havent programmed in YEARS. I wonder if AHK is enough?

ClickWhen (timed mouse clicks)
Set up an automated mouse click to run on a window after a user-defined period of time.

I was recently reading some sites and following the links at random. I came across an article about a piece of software that will help you burn cd/dvd full buy selection groups of files to put on the disc so as to use the most space (i.e leave the least amount of free space after burning. for the life of me I can not find it again. My system blue screened in the middle of reading it so I have no browser history of that session.

The other problem I have is I use a piece of software called Xecutor.
That lets me set start up programs, schedule when to run tasks, and even run scripts etc at shutdown/reboot.  the problem is its been buggy to the point of uselessness lately and is no longer supported (totally gone from the creators site) so I need a replacement preferably in a piece of free ware, but 3 if needed. I've read through hundreds of posts here on the start up programs people recommended but cant find one like this. Plus the threads are mega old and I thought there might be something newer one of you use.

thanks for tolerating my semi coherent rambling here.

P.S: how do i add a link so that in the post if you clicked Xecutor it would take you to the lifehacker post I included ?

i'll have to give this a go ..:)

look at AutoPlay Media Studio 6.0 you can probably do the whole presentation in it depeding on what you want it's lua extrensible too :)

ok, that's what i thought it might be. the bios is set to auto detect the drives so ok there. They do not get off work till later this evening 11 am here now. so i wont be able to mess with it for a while yet. just trying to get the solution before i slog back there tonight was there 6 hours last night attempting this .. sigh..

anyway thanks and if anyone else has any advice keep it coming.

Hello DC friends ,

I just upgraded the mother board in my computer and donated my old board to a less fortunate friend. The problem is that when POSTing the board is now very slow to detect the IDE drives, like 4-6 minutes.

Then when it gets to verifying dmi pool data..... I do not get a sucess it just hangs again for up to 2 minutes before trying to proceed booting the dvd drive (which is what i want) and then starts to buut and will either hang or occasionally boot in then hang.
here are the system specs:
Mother board:
Chipset: nForce2 Ultra 400 + RAID MCP

AMD 2800+
1.5Gb ram
Nvidia 7500 gs 512Mb
ide 1:
lite-on Dvd burner (Master)
HDD WDC ide 60Gb (slave)
IDE 2:
generic dvd rom (Master)
HDD WDC SATA 500Gb (no jumper as per docs)

the whole big brother, tell me what i can do with something I own drives me insane. If I bought the thing how i use it is MY concern no one else's. if I want to rip a DVD to HD to watch on the go or WHATEVER its my right. FAIR USE! If the fair Use lobby had the monetary impact these DRM groups did we would be ok.

I'm ranting and making no sense I better just SHUT UP. ***SIGH***

General Software Discussion / Re: A question about DRM
« on: July 13, 2007, 10:48 PM »
Felix56 - congrats on your first post ...

There are three things to consider when burning CDs from DRMed files:

1) It may or may not be possible depending on the license issued (sometimes burning the track is excluded)
2) If you can burn there is usually a limit to the number of times you can burn it
3) If you burn to CD and then rip it back in MP3 format technically your are breaking the license in most cases, but also the process of encoding to CD and then recoding to rip it back reduces the quality of the audio file.

One fourth thing is that the post that started this thread was about a video file and most DRMed video cannot be burnt to a playable disc format.
-Carol Haynes (July 11, 2007, 03:24 AM)
Carol is correct. DRM'ed audio files can be locked down very hard if the producers so decide. As of so far they seem to be a bit more leiient with audio then video.
Video is always locked down harder that audio, they barely allow you to watch it.

as for the comment about the class action suit i am looking into just such a course of action. i will let ya'll know how that turns out. Iam a californian by the way, so we know where this is trying to fly.

General Software Discussion / Re: A question about DRM
« on: July 06, 2007, 03:21 AM »
Sorry if I came off a bit harsh. I wasn't trying to suggest that PaladinMJ was interested in pirating the video clips. I was trying to mock the attitude of the companies that implement this kind of DRM. In other words, they ASSUME you are a pirate even when you only want to apply fair use rights to content you paid for.

I guess the sarcasm got lost somehow.

I also get frustrated by posts like this, because they make it obvious to me that there are people such as PaladinMJ and cmpm who don't know what DRM is and I feel like they really should know, but how does one effectively spread the word on something like this? Even here, where I'd expect posters to be fairly tech savvy, knowledge about DRM seems to be far from universal.

Jimdoria: I agree everyone should know about DRM. And I infact do... If they had any mention of DRM being included in the files I would have made no request about removing it as I would not have supported the company.
HOWEVER D2D has since updated the page to include information about the included DRM. when I purchased the files, this part of their site and business was still "under development". I am usually VERY careful about these things.
I agree with you that people need to be savvy about their tech products and rights. :)

General Software Discussion / Re: A question about DRM
« on: July 06, 2007, 03:14 AM »
well I seem to have set off a firekeg LOL. I am currently arguing with direct2Drive about my issue, have been through 6 "people" so far. I found a work around I ran a A/V cable from my video card to the TV. It works its ackward and a hassle but eh..

As for Vista, I know all about the new DRM tech hidden in it. It will NEVER go on one of my systems until I am not treated like A criminal that is already guilty. Thats MY feelings on it.

I realize and agree that artists and such deserve to protect their livelihood. Just don't treat me like a yet-to-be-caught-but-we-know-you-are criminal. It erks me and angers me. I've bled for this nation and damn it i'm innocent until proven guilty. Errr crap /Rant OFF LOL

General Software Discussion / A question about DRM
« on: July 03, 2007, 12:12 AM »
I have some avi's that I paid for from that I would LOVE to watch on my DVD player as I have a small screen on the PC. The AVI's MUST be played in WMP 10 or better, the wont play in anything else I have: VLC, media player classic, powerDVD, winDVD, etc. Does anyone know of a program that will help me? either make them playable on a DVDplayer or help with the DRM.

I payed the same as I would have if I would have bought the DVD but without the extra's the menu's or the nice ephemora. I just want to watch them in comfort. I've paid for them rightfuly. Is that possible? or have I learned a costly lesson?

OMG this is too sweet! Scary in the comprehension of what is possible. I look forward to this reaching endusers eventually.

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