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  1. Following Tarun's recommendation, I removed Grisoft's AVG Antivirus from my computer and replaced it with Avast to see which is better. I've only had it on my computer for about 15 minutes, but I can already tell that it is better than AVG in so many ways! The GUI is excellent; it looks very nice, but isn't flashy or full of useless visuals (AVG, with all due respect, looks like crap) It is easy to use and configure; all settings are where you would expect them to be (with AVG, some options are in one place, others are in another... not very user-friendly) There is a simple and an advanced view, depending on how many features you are comfortable messing around with It offers protection for dozens of P2P and chat programs (including the two I use: Shareaza and Google Talk) It installs very clean (doesn't create junk registry entries like AVG) It supports WinXP 64-bit (I don't have it yet, but when I buy it and dual-boot with XP32 and XP64, it will be nice to be able to use the same antivirus app for both) It's FREE Sadly, Avast still isn't perfect, but my quibbles are small: Conflicts with the ZoneAlarm firewall (although they say they are working on these, so I'm pretty confident that they will be fixed eventually) You can't access the "Program Settings..." from the On-Access Scanner window (the main program window); you have to right-click the tray icon to find them; not a huge deal, but it would be nice... You have to register it or it will stop working after a few weeks, and then you have to re-register it every 14 months; once again, not a big deal, but it is definitely a nuisance It is skinned; I just don't see the point in offering skins for a program that is basically intended to be installed and then forgotten about; skins should be saved for media players and browsers... oh well, at least you can turn the feature off All in all, Avast is probably the best free antivirus program I have used. I liked AVG, but after using Avast, I had no doubts whatsoever about making the switch.
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    The problems with CCleaner

    I personally find VB easier, but that is probably just because I've worked with BASIC for quite a while (I've only played around with Delphi for a couple days now). I just always kinda grouped Delphi and C into the same boat, and I've always thought C was harder than BASIC, so I just assumed Delphi was more difficult to program than VB. So is the .NET framework pretty good then?
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    New Mice, Meece? Mouses? Mooses?.....

    Really? Is the G7 weighted funny, or have sluggish response, or what? I'll trade you! I think the G7 is pretty pimp, but one thing I do love about my G5 is the color: bronze / silver / dark gray. I think it's a pretty sweet design. And both the G5 and G7 have the button adjustable dpi; I can't remember how I lived without that!
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    Microsoft puts up first IE7 release candidate

    I just downloaded / installed it. It's okay, I guess. It is visually pleasing, but I don't like the fact that the "Stop Loading" and "Refresh" buttons are a mile away from the "Back" and "Forward" buttons. That means that I gotta swing my mouse back and forth to control my page flow. Kind of annoying. One thing I do like is the new tab button. I think they placed that one well. All in all, I give IE7 a 6 out of 10. It seems to me that IE7 will always be in a constant state of trying to catch up to FF, so I don't plan on ditching Mozilla any time soon. :D
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    The problems with CCleaner

    Of course assembly would be far more difficult! That was the point! I was comparing VB to Delphi, and Delphi to assembly. Delphi is more difficult to learn and code with, but it is also more optimized and powerful. Assembly is more powerful than Delphi, but it is also harder to learn and code in. And I can imagine that debugging assembly would be a nightmare as well! But, if a program was written in assembly, it would consume very little size, be very fast, and offer limitless functions. But is that to say that Delphi is a crap language just because something more powerful exists? Of course not! And does that mean that VB is a crap language just because Delphi is more powerful than it? No. VB is great if you want to quickly and effortlessly build an application. If you want something more optimized and powerful, and have a little more time on your hands, learn Delphi. And if you have an IQ of 600 and you want to build the fastest, smallest, coolest program there is, learn assembly. Every language has it's benefits and it's weaknesses, so no language is really "worse" or "better" than another.
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    New Mice, Meece? Mouses? Mooses?.....

    Whoa there Senuty! You almost let the "w" word slip! Those mice look pretty awesome. I like the built-in search feature and the horizontal scroll wheel. But I think I'll stick with my good ol' wired Logitech G5 for a little while longer before I upgrade...
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    The problems with CCleaner

    I personally don't see the need for Visual Basic runtimes as that big of a deal, since they are only a 1 MB download. I figure any new video game for PC requires the DirectX 9.0c runtimes, and those are over 50 MBs, so comparatively, the VB runtimes are nothing. I do agree that the non-unicode support can be a big problem, but as mentioned before, that is a limitation of the programming language itself, so the only solution is to learn a new language and totally rewrite the program from scratch. And when it comes to learning a new language for the sake of a better program, you could say that Delphi is obsolete as well, because a Delphi app will never be as optimized as an app written entirely in assembly. Every language has it's shortcomings. So, all in all, I would have to say that CCleaner really isn't a half bad program considering what the creator has to work with. If you feel Delphi offers more power and functionality, then by all means, please write a replacement! And if you do, make sure that I get to test it, cause I would love to help you make it the best program possible! All I suggest is that none of us on this forum try to run down CCleaner too much, as not even a cleaner written in Delphi will be perfect (although it may be pretty **** close!).
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    Tarun's big annoucement

    O rly? Um... so like, can I get you a drink and stuff? well technically you would have to buy the drink, but I could pay you back...
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    The problems with CCleaner

    @ Mangix: You can download Delphi 7 SE 7.2 here. @ SenutyEnool: CCleaner is freeware, but it is not open source.
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    Apple recalls 1.8 million laptop batteries

    You wouldn't think so, but apparently Dell still plans on using Sony batteries, even after having to recall millions of products! I guess trying to find a new supplier is even harder than paying out for failed components.
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    Yet another...

    Oh yeah?! Well I used to program in unary! And that was back when bytes were only 4 bits! 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 (a)
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    Yet another...

    Heh, that was actually just TI-BASIC (the programming language built-in to my beloved TI-86 graphing calculator). It's been years since I've played with it, but when I did, I spent hours and hours writing various programs. Lots of fun, and a great learning experience (and obviously it sticks, because I can still remember the commands ).
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    Yet another...

    :Lbl hufu :Disp "Hufu FTW" :Goto hufu
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    Hi

    Welcome lunarsteve. Eat hufu.
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    Intro

    Hmm... let's see here... [hufu] Is it working?
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    Tarun's big annoucement

    Glad to hear about the new job! Next time I'm on the moon, you'll be the first PC Tech I go to.
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    So I saw the best license plate today.

    That's awesome. I'm so jealous now (mine is just a bunch of random numbers).
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    Been extremely busy lately

    Not to contradict you, CaPMan, but I do understand Senuty's point. It really doesn't seem obvious that the software which works on older OS's would work on new ones as well. After all, some programs (generally older ones) use MS-DOS code which is omitted from WinXP, which is why lots of old programs which worked on your Win98 PC no longer work on your new WinXP rig. Assuming this app works for Win2000/XP/Vista, it probably wouldn't hurt to enumerate all of the OS's it works on, since XP and Vista dropped support for a number of programs.
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    boring

    I sure hope not...
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    boring

    @ neighberaaron: That's my boy! :D
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    Been extremely busy lately

    Ha, cool. I must've overlooked it. Downloading the torrent now. Muchos gracios.
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    Been extremely busy lately

    How do you download it? I looked on the Lite Applications homepage and on the forum, and I couldn't seem to find a download link. Do you have to become a member of the forum first? Thanks!
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    boring

    Eat hufu. Hufu is good.
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    Birthday present

    I guess I'll have to work on my aim. Maybe I'll dump some Cheerios in my toilet bowl for practice...
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    Been extremely busy lately

    Very cool Tarun! The GUI is gorgeous! A semi-off topic question: what program do you use for writing / compiling Delphi? And, is it free? I used to do a little C and BASIC, and I thought Delphi might be a cool language to play around with when I need to kill some time. I know you and DJ have both spoken very highly of it. :D
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