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  1. I beg to differ

    Woody wrote in "Why the U.S. needs better privacy laws, now!" Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 447:


    This is not the only way, and for iPhones not quite correct.

    All you have to do is put...
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    You don't have to change any settings. On the...

    You don't have to change any settings.

    On the affected computer, ADD a Thunderbird E-mail account which uses your old pop server. (That new account must have a name different from the existing...
  3. Yes. In German folklore cobolds...

    Yes.

    In German folklore cobolds (Heinzelmännchen in Cologne, Germany) were gnomes with a big d... erm ... dongle, and they performed the same useful chores as the English and Scottish brownies....
  4. Have her (your friend) spring for an external...

    Have her (your friend) spring for an external enclosure compatible with the drive in question. Go for an eSATA cable if your and her working computers have such a connector, otherwise a USB cable.
    ...
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    http://users.telenet.be/cisken/emoticon/wink.gif


    http://www.cisken.be/graphics/double_train_window.jpg
  6. Who'd have thunk youse guys would fall for my...

    Who'd have thunk youse guys would fall for my little prank!
    Your legs came right off. http://users.telenet.be/cisken/emoticon/lol4.gif
  7. What are those obscure adapters?

    Fred Langa's article about "Reusing old-style IDE/PATA hard drives" in issue 2013-09-11 was interesting.

    Several times I've used external enclosures to reuse hard drives and DVD-drives. I've...
  8. To Update Drivers, a Shakespearean Question?

    In Susan Bradley's Patch Watch of Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 2013-03-07, in the paragraph "How to update hardware drivers — if needed", she states (unless there are some typo's,) that


    Erm...
  9. (for Windows 7, and maybe 8 too) - Make sure...

    (for Windows 7, and maybe 8 too)

    - Make sure the Powerpoint window is the active one (click the titlebar),
    - Press [Alt] + [PrtScr] (to put the screenshot in the clipboard),
    - Open your graphics...
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    Depending on your setup (any Windows version, a...

    Depending on your setup (any Windows version, a local E-mail client and pop3 E-mail server required) Robin Keir's K9 anti-spam may help a lot.
    NOTE: Do not confuse Robin Keir's K9 with the K-9 Mail...
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    Er ... I'm confused. Assuming you work alone...

    Er ... I'm confused.

    Assuming you work alone and
    it takes 30 seconds per document to scan (which is optimistic I think),
    you work 8 hours per day,
    you work 5 days per week,
    you work 40 weeks...
  12. My computer's network card's top speed is 100...

    My computer's network card's top speed is 100 mbps (megabits or million bits per second).
    I have a coax cable (copper to home) connection with my ISP Telenet.be. It offers me telephone (POST...
  13. To compare prices and specs, checking out...

    To compare prices and specs, checking out Priorweb's offerings may help (you may have to switch to their English page).

    I've found it to be a very reliable company (with an efficient spam filter),...
  14. Audio File Announcing New Mail

    I use Thunderbird for E-mail.

    Every time new mail comes in, it notifies me by playing a sound file, a recording of a pleasant female voice that states: "You have mail!". But because it's...
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    There is no scanning software. There's just:...

    There is no scanning software.

    There's just:
    1. scanner hardware drivers
    2. a TWAIN interface

    Then there are applications - graphics software, OCR tools, word processors, graphics to pdf...
  16. Special Offer From Jouni Vuorio

    This morning I received this E-mail, sent to members of Macecraft Software's mailing list:
  17. So ... computer permanently ON while governments...

    So ... computer permanently ON while governments and power suppliers keep nagging consumers to save power?
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    Good advice, but unfortunately it's not always...

    Good advice, but unfortunately it's not always possible.

    My professional union provides a free mailbox for all its members. So most of my colleagues and myself have an address with a syntax like...
  19. Who? Flintstone?

    Who? Flintstone?
  20. That's easy in Windows (probably in Mac OSX too,...

    That's easy in Windows (probably in Mac OSX too, but I don't know that OS), provided two conditions are met:
    1. you power up (cold boot) or restart (hot boot) your computer every day,
    2. "Windows...
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    Hi Marp, Nice to finally have someone confirm...

    Hi Marp,

    Nice to finally have someone confirm K9's usefulness.

    As for UNsubscribing, that seems to work with European companies and organisations. But I'm getting unsolicited advertising from a...
  22. There's also coffee cups that play a tune when...

    There's also coffee cups that play a tune when you lift them off the table ... http://users.telenet.be/cisken/emoticon/wink.gif
    or a sticky note on the door of the head ...
  23. 29857 Maybe your telephone operator has a daily...

    29857 Maybe your telephone operator has a daily recurring wake up call service, maybe even for free.

    Or google for automatic wake up call (free). 29856 (I've had several hits in the US)
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    Not one bit, sorry. It has all been said or...

    Not one bit, sorry.
    It has all been said or refuted in previous posts in this thread. Please read them again.
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    That used to be an issue in the days of 56 kbps...

    That used to be an issue in the days of 56 kbps (or less) dial-up and 1 GB (or less) hard disk drives (1996).

    But now with 50 mbps bandwith and terabyte HDDs it hardly matters. Whether you delete...
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