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    Even the paid for version has been kinda "broken"...

    Even the paid for version has been kinda "broken" for several months. The console screen on mine today (10/9/2014) says next scheduled scan is 10/3/2014. According to MBAM support folks that is a bug...
  2. Interesting....I just updated gSyncit V3 to V4...

    Interesting....I just updated gSyncit V3 to V4 yesterday and notice that a bunch of recurring appointments were duplicated. This also happened when I first installed gSyncit V3. Maybe the "issue" is...
  3. I use a tool called gSyncIt. It works very well,...

    I use a tool called gSyncIt. It works very well, costs a small amount ($20, I think). Can sync one or two way. Check it out.......

    http://www.fieldstonsoftware.com/

    Kevin
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    Poll: Well, this site gives some data (I'm sure there...

    Well, this site gives some data (I'm sure there are other sites also about elcaps):

    http://jianghai-america.com/uploads/technology/JIANGHAI_Elcap_Lifetime_-_Estimation_AAL.pdf.

    I don't...
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    Poll: FN...I agree with most of what you say especially...

    FN...I agree with most of what you say especially the 7 to 12 year life on PCs etc. By the time that you reach that point, most people want a faster PC anyway. I still believe that if you have to...
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    Poll: Thanks for the info...BigBad......for my use...

    Thanks for the info...BigBad......for my use though...I have all my desktop PCs, server etc plugged in through UPSs which are under the desks...not too convenient for "turning off". I sleep them for...
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    Poll: So, do you unplug your computer from the wall...

    So, do you unplug your computer from the wall when powering off? You could still suffer electrical power supply issues if still plugged into the wall especially with lightning around.

    K
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    Poll: So, this is right back to observations earlier...

    So, this is right back to observations earlier that this is all personal preference. I suspect that for people like me that hop on and off the PC all day long that sleeping would be a better way and...
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    Because you look at the rest as the CPU being...

    Because you look at the rest as the CPU being used for process x, y etc. But, this is the percentage NOT being used.

    K
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    Ah, OK...see it now....see the attached...

    Ah, OK...see it now....see the attached screenshot.

    So, seems to me that the percentage column is a little deceiving in that it says "Percentage of time the processor is IDLE".

    K
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    On my Win7/64 system...currently....I am not even...

    On my Win7/64 system...currently....I am not even seeing a "System Idle Process".

    K
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    One thing that may happen (depends on what...

    One thing that may happen (depends on what "often" is in your definition) is some program wanting access to a drive on the network and not getting it. I notice this, for example, when I open...
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    Poll: Agreed Coochin...although it took me years to...

    Agreed Coochin...although it took me years to train my wife in that respect. Any more, I just change her power settings and sleep her after x minutes of inactivity. I don't think she knows where to...
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    Poll: My Seagate server drives were about 2 years old...

    My Seagate server drives were about 2 years old when they failed. So, who knows when they will fail other than that they WILL fail at some point in time.

    I keep all my data files on the server...
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    Poll: So, when everyone is turning off their PCs...are...

    So, when everyone is turning off their PCs...are they also unplugging them from their surge strips so that they can avoid any lightning related issues? I have had hardware go south during a big storm...
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    Poll: I worked for many years with a bunch of...

    I worked for many years with a bunch of Electrical Engineers...they could never agree on which "method" has the most stress.

    "an always-on machine won't wear out" - How so? Electronic components...
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    Poll: Bruce, OK, thanks for the update. I only have...

    Bruce,

    OK, thanks for the update. I only have one PC here running 8 (the wife's), so I hardly use itl.

    I would think that coming out of sleep is still faster for "most" people than booting from...
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    Poll: Another "elder" here too but a little younger...

    Another "elder" here too but a little younger than Bronze <g> - only 64 here. I've worked in IT all my life and have never turned PC off when not being used since "sleep modes" came in. I had two...
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    Poll: One of the issues that Microsoft "fixed" with...

    One of the issues that Microsoft "fixed" with Windows 8 is using UEFI and "fast start". Therefore, to me, sleeping a PC (especially Windows8 PCs) makes for a MUCH quicker "resume" than powering down...
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    Poll: Well, seems to me, that depending on "when"...

    Well, seems to me, that depending on "when" updates are downloaded versus "when" you shut down" on a given PC could make a difference here. Personally (on my PC) I never let Windows updates download...
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    Poll: Absolutely, power usage should be considered....

    Absolutely, power usage should be considered. It's a large part of the reason why I sleep the PCs and the server at home. Having worked (most recently) at a 3 letter Government agency (but now...
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    What about the Windows snipping tool? I think it...

    What about the Windows snipping tool? I think it only appeared starting under Win7 but not sure. Mine is at:

    %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe

    K
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    Poll: Turn off/sleep or not

    My experience over many years in the IT industry is that turning off and on is certainly no worse than leaving everything on.

    Electronic components reliability are measured by the manufacturer in...
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    I remember my first HD (10Mb on a Radio Shack...

    I remember my first HD (10Mb on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4) back in 1982 (I think it was). Partitioned into 4 * 2.5 Mb drives as the OS couldn't handle more. I remember increasing the clock rate of...
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    I remember my first HD (10Mb on a Radio Shack...

    I remember my first HD (10Mb on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4) back in 1982 (I think it was). Partitioned into 4 * 2.5 Mb drives as the OS couldn't handle more. I remember increasing the clock rate of...
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