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James_A last won the day on January 26 2012

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  1. Venturing into the land of Linux

    Red light? A number of motherboards (as you may already know) have a small LED which glows to show that standby power is applied (i.e. that the power supply is plugged-in to the mains, basically) but all the ones I've seen to-date have been green, not red.
  2. Venturing into the land of Linux

    Did you ever get this to boot again? Looking at your stripped-down list I've previously had motherboards fail to boot without a HD attached. I've also had motherboards fail to boot without a video card attached. What put you off Ubuntu and on to Manjaro?
  3. Meanwhile, Microsoft-powered web servers not yet updated are still having difficulty recognizing IE 10 as a valid browser, never mind IE 11. What idiot hard-coded the recognition of IE in the browser-sniffing code built-in to Windows Server OS's as being IE followed by a single-digit number? .
  4. Firefox 25

    Good question. By the way, 25.0.1 is now out.
  5. Firefox devs attacked for Java block

    Ouch! Actually, it was the diligent network admins who have a custom/premium support contract with Oracle (giving them access to java 6 update 65, for example, which is not available to the general public) who were complaining. They were faced with a custom version of java runtime on thousands, or tens of thousands of computers, necessary for internal LoB applications, which wouldn't run.
  6. I'd like to know which users in London pay "only" $15/month for 2 GB of data on their mobile. Currently, on t-mobile's UK website that gets you only 500 MB, only a quarter of the service level expected. and that's for a SIM-only deal. There are no 2 GB of data deals, 1GB costs around $18, and 3 GB comes in at about $25 at current exchange rates. Maybe they mean something else? .
  7. Why not to use autocomplete

    Loads of web forms have hidden fields, although they are not usually maliciously designed to capture sensitive personal details, credit card details etc. There's an update to the original article, clarifying that the function is requestAutocomplete(), presumably called in JavaScript, althought an original blog post (by Alex MacCaw) referred to by the updated original article (by Joost de Valk) has a rather alarming example of the form being completely hidden. Thankyou, but NO thankyou. I'm going to continue to make sure I have Autocomplete turned off, as always. . .
  8. Classic Shell now has its own web site: http://www.classicshell.net/ Current version is 4.0.2, a bugfix release on 4.0.0 .
  9. Firefox devs attacked for Java block

    Not true. It was actually block listed, as well as being Click-to-play (by Mozilla) as well as also being Click-to-play (by Oracle). Being on the blocklist meant that if you did not normally have the Navigation toolbar showing, then there was no way to run Java at all. The decision (now reverted) caused quite an argument both on the Mozilla Enterprise mailing list (that's the one for IT Admins who roll out the ESR version of Firefox over their networks) as well as on Bugzilla.
  10. @greenknight Good catch! Wish I'd known about Junkware Removal Tool (JRT.exe) when cleaning out Conduit for a client last month. It's also available over at Bleeping Computer, where it is currently showing as the #3 most-downloaded security utility. .
  11. No -- do NOT download that. Other forums say it is malware.
  12. HIJACK THIS log file.. DOSEARCHES has invaded my comp

    +1 Not sure I would have thought of that either. I can see why it got past the scanners, though: scanners usually look for a hijacked Home Page, without checking shortcuts sitting on the Desktop. Since the shortcut itself has been changed, there is no Home Page hijack. It will also (obviously, when you think about it) survive the scanner resetting the Home Page. Unless scanners are updated to spot this one, they will just regard the shortcut as yet one more user-created custom shortcut. .
  13. If you are not attached to a Domain (i.e. a corporate network) or don't have the logon screen with password activated, then Ctrl-Alt-Del does no such thing at all: in Windows XP it brings up the Task Manager instead. .
  14. Notepad++ 6.5.0

    Notepad++ v6.5 new features and bug fixes: Update Scintilla to 3.3.4 Add CoffeeScript support. Add multi-paste support for multi-selection/column mode. Add new feature: auto-close parentheses, quotes, bracket and matched xml/html tag. Add php, perl, xml, batch, ini and nsis for the build-in function list. Add User Defined Languages support for the build-in function list. Add reload feature in function list. Fix a minor problem of file extension support for the build-in function list. Fix a tag matching bug by disabling tag matching inside PHP code blocks. Fix right-to-left text after closing document map bug. Fix cancelling shutdown make Notepad++ quit w/o saving files bug. Enhance "Begin/End select" feature: Check "Begin/End select" menu item when active. Enhance Mark all feature: 2 options "Match case" and "Match whole word only" in Find/Replace dialog. Fix a Replace dialog status bar display problem by clearing status bar before processing any action. Add new feature: if Notepad++ is running as administrator, display this info on the title bar. Rename "block comment" to "Single line comment" and "stream comment" to "block comment". Remove invalid command "Online Documentation". .
  15. Well that's worthy of a Don't know who "Dice" are, but this behaviour is going to make them well known for all the wrong reasons. Not so much famous as infamous. Having declined the "offer" of the crapware, what do you get? do you eventually get the true installer at all? It's notable what appears on the filezilla-project* website itself, on the download page: If you then open up the "show all" option on the download page, the above warning disappears. If you hover over the download link, with your mouse, you then find out why there is no more warning -- the download of the installer is no longer from SourceForge, but from http://download.filezilla-project.org/ itself! *NB: The website URL for FileZilla is https://filezilla-project.org/ NOT, repeat NOT filezilla DOT org .
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