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  1. At one time PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) had the gov...

    At one time PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) had the gov spooks wetting their pants. After a few years, the whole flap seemed to disappear from mass media attention. I found this to be a very interesting...
  2. As for the "leftover" copy files, of which...

    As for the "leftover" copy files, of which Microsoft is so very fond, I use the free "Secure Delete" http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443.aspx. Since it is just another Black Box...
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    Oh, I get it. Yes, we're now into a data base...

    Oh, I get it. Yes, we're now into a data base design problem, and I have almost as many bookmarks as you do. I have found few magic answers here. One thing I would like to see is the ability to...
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    I am surprised that Fred Langa did not propose...

    I am surprised that Fred Langa did not propose the simple and obvious thing I do in Chrome, but is applicable to IE and all other browsers. Just shorten the fave/bookmark/whatever label to the...
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    This is an astonishingly common problem, just...

    This is an astonishingly common problem, just Google it. The problem is pretty clearly living in the YouTube player domain. Having read many hundreds of posts, in a dozen locations, I have seen...
  6. Google = Blue Controls All Else = Silver ones Huh?

    With one exception, all of my apps, and all Win7 sys apps, display only silver window control icons, as in the first image. However, when a window opens for Google Chrome, the window control icons...
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    I'm with ya bbearren! My Win7 install corrupted...

    I'm with ya bbearren! My Win7 install corrupted some Library files, and I now stay away from this latest New Whizbang from Redmond. It just destroys robustness, compared to the "old way", and adds...
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    Yep. If you've got a laptop, I highly recommend...

    Yep. If you've got a laptop, I highly recommend DiscountedLaptopParts.com A used H-P CD/DVD R/W cost me $12.20 post paid, installed in 30 seconds, and worked perfectly, both CD and DVD, R and W! ...
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    Thanks guys for your ideas. I'll bet that not...

    Thanks guys for your ideas.

    I'll bet that not very many folks here know that the IBM Service Manual for the brand new Personal Computer contained complete documented source code for their new op...
  10. I was hoping for a tsunami of stuck viewers, but...

    I was hoping for a tsunami of stuck viewers, but alas, not the case. Well, I'm about to try doing a clean install of Win7 and will report back here if the YouTube playback sticking problem goes...
  11. Here's the link http://youtubedownloader.com/ I...

    Here's the link http://youtubedownloader.com/ I think that I found a way to download it as a file (not using somebody's down loader which may carry computer cooties) You have to manually copy the...
  12. You Tube playback sticks part way thru video

    You Tube playback sticks on my H-P laptop with factory Win 7 for the last couple of months. The player does not crash because mouse and everything else I can see is still working. It is as if the...
  13. Clean build Win 7 on laptop with factory install?

    My H-P DTR laptop came with 64 bit Win 7 Home Premium. I have access to a Win 7 install disk. I do not want to re-install because of the PITA of removing gobs of unwanted crapware that H-P shoves...
  14. "Cancel" available in "Post New Thread" function?

    If there is one, I can't find it. If there is not one, might I recommend that one be added? While posting a question, a solution occurred to me, and it worked. The only solution I could find to...
  15. cmptrgy, I already select updates manually. ...

    cmptrgy, I already select updates manually. Unlike yourself, I read Susan's Patchwatch and try to avoid any patch ("Important" or optional) which rates a "Wait" or a "Skip" from Susan. Otherwise,...
  16. How can I use this valuable information??

    IMHO, Susan Bradley's column contains the most helpful and valuable information in the WS Newsletter. I am failing completely to find any workable way to link the endless blizzard of updates that...
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    For many years, I have used a Firefox plugin...

    For many years, I have used a Firefox plugin called Download Helper which can download video from many different web sites as well as YouTube. Most of the time I download files in their native .flv...
  18. Google's left hand doesn't know what the. . .

    Google's Sketchup app publishes a newsletter, to which I subscribe. My Google gmail account flags and isolates it as Spam! Oops! :rolleyes:
    Has anyone else found similar funnies with the Great...
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    I absolutely love weatherspark.com You pick your...

    I absolutely love weatherspark.com You pick your nearest weather station (from thousands in the US and europe) and it will plot up one hour resolution data to an amazing array of parameters which...
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    I've refilled lots of cartridges successfully,...

    I've refilled lots of cartridges successfully, but I never developed a technique which would allow me to finish the job without inking my hands too! I've had good luck with an outfit called...
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    I can not get gmail notifier to connect with...

    I can not get gmail notifier to connect with gmail! The notifier was downloaded and installed. It is on the start menu. When I execute it and wait a few seconds, chrome puts up a screen saying...
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    This thread has the most valuable information I...

    This thread has the most valuable information I have ever found on this site. A thousand thanks to harrodsyd for starting it and those who added the links to search engines which are respectful of...
  23. Begging Susan Bradley

    I share WillGee's problem, having extreme trouble applying Susan Bradley's valuable recommendations to Window Update's limited screen. Microsoft allows one to sort by name or size. Period. ...
  24. Michael says " Most of today's desktop PCs and...

    Michael says " Most of today's desktop PCs and all notebooks use membrane keyboards." Not so! The latest Thinkpad (by Lenovo) has a full mechanical keyboard with cantilever springs. It is also has...
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    Yes, a combo.

    I have found Last Pass (free) to be convenient and easy to use, when it works. I've also had it lose passwords and generally screw things up more than once. It did not take long to realize that I...
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