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DjLizard

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  1. Damnit, and here I was installing update 5 all week. Stupid Sun, constantly patching Java. I have to keep removing 40 versions of Java to install the new one (thanks to JavaRa this is now easier) because modern malware often gets in through Java exploits when all the IE holes are closed or you're using Firefox. Yeah, Firefox isn't safe at all if you have Java.

    Did you hear about the Flash exploit that works in IE and Firefox using the same .swf? It appeared in some ads rotated by major, major websites (the main one I read about was USA Today).

  2. Oh god damnit, I needed this tool today and searched everywhere for it and forgot it was right here at Lunarsoft. I knew I'd seen it somewhere, I had just forgotten its name.

  3. Luckily you don't have to wait until next patch Tuesday, you can get the patch right now.

    People who use canned distributions (Debian/Ubuntu, RedHat/Fedora, and so on) are left until a lot longer than patch Tuesday as it takes quite a while between distro releases, and that's just in reference to everyday packages. This is the kernel, which isn't a lot of fun to work with as an end-user, especially if you had to go through the trouble of recompiling a canned distro's kernel to get something working. Now you have to start over and/or wait until your canned distro comes out with a new release or easy-to-implement patch. Remember, it's not just nerds using Linux... everyday people are more and more starting to use it because of the accessibility of canned distros.

    (Don't worry about citing me examples of canned distros that have already upgraded or whatever, I was just speaking in general.)

  4. If you're tech-savvy (or brave) you can use Linux and ddrescue to make an exact clone of your current drive to the new drive. I recommend that you stop using that computer altogether until you have both drives in your possession. The new drive will need to be exactly the same size as (or larger than) your current drive (in sectors/LBA).

    You can read this article I wrote which shows you how everything works:

    https://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Data_Recovery

    It's not very well-written or end-user friendly (yet) but it gets the point across. Don't forget to specify a log file parameter when using ddrescue.

  5. I haven't watched the video (will when I get home) but the comments to the article are quite surprising: not only are they not retarded comments (like found on YouTube and most sites) but most of them have a point (many had quite a few points, such as CBC bias). Anything you get repaired has sectors of the industry like this. A few companies suck and a few companies don't.

  6. Although I have a utility called Dial-a-fix that helps with these kinds of issues, it probably won't solve this one.

    I suggest starting at the Office 2003 Solution Center (which is quite good) :

    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2488

    Specifically, this section: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304498

    That article is a bit much, but we can walk you through any steps that you don't understand.

    If you have any questions or comments about your Office issue, make a NEW posting in the appropriate section of the forums (probably one of these: http://lunarsoft.net/forum/index.php?showforum=14)

    Good luck, and welcome to Lunarsoft.net!

  7. its enough that all other 9999 million people do that.

    Care to cite your sources on this or do you just always work from a fully-engaged shotgun of hyperbole?

    For most people the "memory dumps" are useless, only good for technicians.

    Correct. I'm not expecting users to do anything with them except send them. The memory dumps that CCleaner cleans are crash dump logs from blue screens of death, not AOL Instant Messenger or some such. Blue screens of death, like kernel panics, need to be fixed immediately or data/computer loss occurs. If you don't send the reports and/or just delete them, your problem never gets solved. Since end-users don't know what "memory dumps" are and probably won't even notice that CCleaner is cleaning them away, there is nothing for a technician to work from once they finally take their computer into a shop (which of course will be after it's too late anyway). Sometimes OCA will directly tell you that your memory is bad/failing or that your hard drive is failing. Are you telling me you'd rather not know about that kind of information? Would you rather not help others find out that their hardware is faulty through Microsoft by way of your sent dumps? OCA aggregates information to better serve those who send them.

    No point having old memory dumps left on the disk.

    Yeah, I guess not; they're just taking up mere kilobytes of space that could be better served by something more useful, like tracking cookies.

    Old Prefetch Data [...] could be good to perhaps use it once a year or so.

    Why? Cleaning it a year from now is the same as cleaning it right now. The prefetch data is deleted and new ones are put in place whenever new or updated applications are launched. It rotates all the time and has an upper limit set. It's pointless to clean it, period. It's placebo bullshit.

    The prefetch data isn't needed, and I like to be able to clean it if possible.

    Then turn off the prefetcher through its registry setting. That should be an enjoyable experience!

  8. That dump says explorer crashed because of an access violation caused by a stack overflow in normaliz.dll (part of IE) called from a program named Upgrader.exe, which I have to assume is another virus. Tarun can take it from here :hello:

  9. https://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Myths

    Please add any and all sites that support the truth.

    I'm currently looking for some good anti-defrag pages to link to. Pages I want to link to about defrag will hopefully fall under these guidelines:

    * Doesn't say defrag is "useless" in XP, or on NTFS, or with fast drives, because it isn't useless

    * (Optional) : doesn't mention myths that don't exist, like "NTFS doesn't get fragmented at all"

    * Benchmarking data about the performance gain of NTFS versus FAT32 in general

    * Benchmarking data about the performance gain from defragmenting FAT32

    * Some data about the lack of performance gain from defragmenting NTFS

    * Hopefully a mention about how some fragmentation is necessary

    * Something that mentions that defragmenting often isn't going to kill your drive faster, but fragmentation itself would if you weren't defragmenting

    So yeah, defrag is kind of a mixed bag. That's why it's hard to find the truth :P

    (This should be a sticky in the general "Technical" forum, not under any given sub-forum)

  10. http://www.turboexplorer.com/mirror

    Now with direct-downloads and torrents for full ISO images (no need to download app + prereqs, just get a complete ISO!)

    Note: only one Turbo app can be installed at a time, I guess.

    Tarun: for us, Delphi 7 is probably better - we need the third party components, and the new IDE is a lot different... but one day I might migrate away from 7 (you can still use third party components from code in the Turbo editions, just not from the palette).

  11. Yeah, you have to have a Borland account, but since I frequently access Borland's site, it wasn't that big of a deal for me (I actually use my account, whereas you will probably just need it the one time).

  12. http://www.turboexplorer.com/delphi

    Borland's "Turbo" name is back, and now you can download Turbo editions of Borland's products for free! (Basically, they're competition for Visual Studio and its "Express" line of free compilers/IDEs.)

    So if you wanna get legit (i.e., not using Delphi 7 SE or some other pirated version) and want to use the latest (2006) IDE, they are now available for download. C++, C#, and Delphi for .NET compilers are available, as well!

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