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    wasbit remains largely anonymous, hails from the...

    wasbit remains largely anonymous, hails from the UK and has been active for many years on the usenet - since well before the days of the world wide web. (Ah, the ol' days of the listservs). Probably...
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    I think wasbit is pretty vigilant, checking on...

    I think wasbit is pretty vigilant, checking on new stuff and getting rid of duds.
    Of course, you can send an e-mail if you find anything amiss or something new, worthy of addition to any of the...
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    I'm wondering if that ? means "I can't print the...

    I'm wondering if that ? means "I can't print the next character" rather than being an actual part of the filename. Perhaps you could copy/paste some "good" and "bad" Favorites names into a hex editor...
  4. The Set keyword is not supported under VB .NET,...

    The Set keyword is not supported under VB .NET, nor is the companion Let keyword So, the .NET syntax looks like like Jeff says.

    From VB .NET Language in a Nutshell: Appendix A: What's New and...
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    This has been a long time in the making. LOTS of...

    This has been a long time in the making. LOTS of freeware application sites, categorized by program type. The idea was to take the hassle out of wading through all the junk and other "ware" types,...
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    Nope... I kid you...

    Nope... I kid you not.http://www.veteranrtm.org/scout.gif
    It kinda makes better sense too. With a separate camera I can store photos on SD cards, so even if the camera is nicked I might still have...
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    Thanks for your input on this folks. Having done...

    Thanks for your input on this folks. Having done a bit more research, and with a couple of "strokes of luck", I've come up with a good solution for my situation.

    o It seems like it's most cost...
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    I'm looking to update my mobile, for a trip...

    I'm looking to update my mobile, for a trip overseas, and would be interested in suggestions on the best one to buy. Trouble with the web reviews is... well, you know... too many, too vague,...
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    I tend to be the same. When my other half and I...

    I tend to be the same. When my other half and I are on a search & destroy mission, and she says something like, "He flew over that way." I always correct by saying, "She!"...
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    Well, sportsmanship is a two way street. Down my...

    Well, sportsmanship is a two way street. Down my way, I don't see too many mosquitoes buzzing around in blindfolds in order to give me some sort of fighting chance. No, I'm afraid it's going to be...
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    one for each of the bedroom, the study, the TV...

    one for each of the bedroom, the study, the TV room and the outside "bitten alive" relaxation area.

    killing mosquitoes with laser beams

    Alan
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    For those who followed the progress of "Sam the...

    For those who followed the progress of "Sam the Koala" from the Black Saturday bushfires through to her sad demise, here's another couple of pouched heroes who have made it through.

    Alan
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    That explains why I couldn't find anything about...

    That explains why I couldn't find anything about diagnostics other than safe mode. Perhaps I thought it was yet another mode, since the usual dialog didn't appear upon reboot (as it does when safe...
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    I'm trying to find out what changes msconfig...

    I'm trying to find out what changes msconfig makes in order to effect a "Diagnostic Startup - load basic devices and services only".
    I'm wanting to be able to achieve this without manually...
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    Thanks Carolyn. I managed to find a 2010 calendar...

    Thanks Carolyn. I managed to find a 2010 calendar on the web, of all European/UK school hols. It'll be hard to work round all of them :grin: but it might give me an idea of chaos & mayhem hot spots....
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    Keith My saga is pretty much the same as...

    Keith

    My saga is pretty much the same as yours. Things are now purring though and I believe, performing better than with Avast and the other gear I've had. Time will tell.
    ...
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    My initial wording of this situation was in...

    My initial wording of this situation was in error. I corrected it in post #4:
    "As stated, "I uninstalled both 3rd party firewall and AV (since they point-blank refused to load at startup). " - that...
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    When Einstein published his theory of relativity,...

    When Einstein published his theory of relativity, some said there were probably only about a dozen people on the planet who understood it. You seem to be in a similar elite group re: MS Security...
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    As stated, "I uninstalled both 3rd party firewall...

    As stated, "I uninstalled both 3rd party firewall and AV (since they point-blank refused to load at startup). " - that should read, "since they point-blank refused to stop loading at startup" - so...
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    SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable...

    SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

    The download and setup instructions are a bit obscure. The thing to realize is that:
    "The scanner is saved under a random filename so that...
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    First I have a general query about possible...

    First I have a general query about possible conflicts. I uninstalled both 3rd party firewall and AV (since they point-blank refused to load at startup). I have disabled VTTimer monitoring from Spybot...
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    Glad to hear you've improved the system since I...

    Glad to hear you've improved the system since I was there last. I don't have problems with imperial units, since I was raised on them and still think in those terms. They are much more useful than...
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    Tired of your Social Network? Liberate your...

    Tired of your Social Network?

    Liberate your newbie friends with a Web2.0 suicide! This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends,...
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    Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's...

    Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's Telkom | Reuters

    I imagine the http://www.wopr.com/S/Australia.gif government is operating on the same model i.e. lots of cooing about nothing,...
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    Nah! The Swedes are good fun as tourists (and at...

    Nah! The Swedes are good fun as tourists (and at home, where they do have to be a bit more serious though). I actually worried over them a bit though, in my traveling era. Booze was almost...
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