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  1. The big losers in this referendum seem to be...

    The big losers in this referendum seem to be (once again) the pollsters. Up until the day before the vote they were saying the result was too close to call. Then the poll happens and there is a...
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    Thanks Satrow and Rui - good to know they are on...

    Thanks Satrow and Rui - good to know they are on top of it and that no lounge admin credentials were compromised by the vBulletin.com break in. I very rarely have any access problem with the Lounge,...
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    Should we worry about vBulletin hack?

    I notice WS Lounge was down today around 14:00 Eastern.

    Also say this article in Ars Technica which states that vBulletin.com has been hacked:...
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    Well, if it varies as the square of the wind...

    Well, if it varies as the square of the wind velocity and the wind velocity triples then the force should be 9 times (3 squared) or 405 pounds, since the sail area is constant.

    Of course, to some...
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    I haven't had any problems opening PDFs with...

    I haven't had any problems opening PDFs with PDFMate, including most recently a 4.7 MB price list with a lot of images and graphical elements on which it did a good job of extracting the text,...
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    I use PDFMate PDF Converter for this purpose...

    I use PDFMate PDF Converter for this purpose (pdfmate.com, also on CNET).

    They have a free version. It does come with a bunch of junk, but the install program is refreshingly upfront and...
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    Microsoft pulls security update 2823324

    According to this MSFT KB article:
    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011
    it is necessary to uninstall one of the patches from this week's patch Tuesday batch due to BSODs on a significant number...
  8. Hmmm - maybe we should start a new pool for when...

    Hmmm - maybe we should start a new pool for when you turn the heat back on.

    With temps forecast around 40 deg F in your area, I'm thinking tonight or tomorrow.

    Here 200 miles to your north we...
  9. As a test, copy a few of those files into a...

    As a test, copy a few of those files into a temporary folder.
    Open a CMD window, navigate to that folder and type: rename *"AT&T"*.* *BELL*.*
    That should change the AT&T substring in the filename...
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    Task manager says the associated process is...

    Task manager says the associated process is explorer.exe.

    That suggests (to your humble servant at least) that the search is part of explorer or is called by explorer (likely from a dll) and is...
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    That NEC/RENESAS micro PD720200 USB 3.0...

    That NEC/RENESAS micro PD720200 USB 3.0 controller was one of the first, and has had several firmware upgrades. Googling gives several hits for driver sources (none from NEC), though several from...
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    Hi Zig Oops, bit of a brain fart there - meant...

    Hi Zig

    Oops, bit of a brain fart there - meant SP2. Thanks.

    Jock
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    Excellent tips from jgstanley and Banyarola to...

    Excellent tips from jgstanley and Banyarola to overcome this annoyance! Thanks.

    In prehistoric times keyboards used to have LEDs that indicated when Caps or Num lock were enabled. That was very...
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    Lack of native USB 3 support in Win 7 is a pita -...

    Lack of native USB 3 support in Win 7 is a pita - I wonder if that is fixed in 8. Had hoped it would be addressed in SP1, but now it looks like due to premature release of 8 there never will be a SP1...
  15. SAM by VBOffice has this feature:...

    SAM by VBOffice has this feature:
    http://vboffice.net/product.html?lang=en&cmd=detail&id=2009109

    Haven't used it myself, so cannot really recommend it, but for what it's worth ...

    Jock
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    Is your wireless network defined as a public...

    Is your wireless network defined as a public network? That will prevent accessing your shares over that network.

    Check the Network and Sharing Center - the network should be a home network.

    Jock
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    Microsoft has a free PPS viewer app available....

    Microsoft has a free PPS viewer app available. Install it and .pps files should open automatically:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13
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    I would personally have no problem with this -...

    I would personally have no problem with this - the methodology is used very extensively; most sites using it are not upfront in letting the users know it is there. Since it doesn't require offsite...
  19. What app are you using to edit the file? Have you...

    What app are you using to edit the file? Have you closed the app before trying to attach?
    Are you running a real-time virus scanner or backup program?
    What type of disk are you saving to? Is it...
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    If you are running XP Pro, this can be done via...

    If you are running XP Pro, this can be done via the Group Policy editor.

    I believe it can also be done by updating the registry. The link below gives instructions for Win 7, and I believe XP is...
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    Well, the trusty dir command with the /tc option...

    Well, the trusty dir command with the /tc option will output the file list with creation date as the displayed and/or sort date. Redirect the output to a file and I think you have the list you need....
  22. Agree with Dogberry, it's not the battery. ...

    Agree with Dogberry, it's not the battery.

    Battery monitoring is fairly complex. "Intelligent" batteries interface with the BIOS which accumulates stats and makes them available to the battery...
  23. That is indeed the way the Windows backup works....

    That is indeed the way the Windows backup works. When you specify a given drive as the target the first time, it creates a folder in the root directory with an 11 hex char string as a name which has...
  24. @BruceR I was attempting to say, perhaps...

    @BruceR

    I was attempting to say, perhaps inelegantly as the politicians say, that per the timeline the newsletter folks knew it was a hack at some unspecified time on Sep 17, yet administrator...
  25. Agree with Medico that WS newsletter has been...

    Agree with Medico that WS newsletter has been refreshingly forthright and honest with its subscribers first of all in admitting to having been hacked and also in providing a meaningful, useful...
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