Re: [CGUYS] Help! Debugging svchost.exe

2007-05-15 Thread Chris Dunford
Does anyone know of a way to get a handle on what svchost.exe is running? Get Process Explorer, if you don't already have it: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/SystemInformation/ProcessExplorer.mspx Run it. Right-click the instance of svchost that's using all your CPUs. Click

Re: [CGUYS] Acrobat and Silverlight (was PDF files in a Macintosh environment)

2007-06-02 Thread Chris Dunford
Yes, everything MS touches turns to gold. Their Internet strategy of owning it via MSN has paid off so handsomely for them. No, wait. It hasn't. Maybe the Xbox line will turn a profit one day too. Jeff, you're forgetting Zune. Who buys iPods any more? OK, maybe Zune's iPod-jamming RF

Re: [CGUYS] Acrobat and Silverlight (was PDF files in a Macintosh environment)

2007-06-03 Thread Chris Dunford
WP had, MS took it away How is that? MS offered a competing product, for which they charged a stiff fee, and it beat WP in the marketplace. What's wrong with that? How is it taking away? C++ compiler (at least 2 or 3 competitors, MS took it away) Again, the MSVC was a competing product, and

Re: [CGUYS] USB stick issues

2007-06-14 Thread Chris Dunford
So how can I actually get rid of the crappy U3 stuff. I understand why you might not need/want U3, but just for the record, U3 isn't crappy stuff at all. It's actually rather slick, and extremely useful for those who, for whatever reason, need to use their own software on other people's

Re: [CGUYS] USB stick issues

2007-06-15 Thread Chris Dunford
Are these sticks sold with a warning label? May make it impossible to use your PC in a normal manner. What on earth are you talking about? * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the

Re: [CGUYS] iPhone domain registration bought for six figure sum

2007-07-03 Thread Chris Dunford
Recently in a similar situation MS sicked their lawyers on a poor guy and made him part with his site for $50. References, please? What was the domain name? * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands

Re: [CGUYS] iPhone domain registration bought for six figure sum

2007-07-05 Thread Chris Dunford
Recently in a similar situation, MS sicked their lawyers on a poor guy and made him part with his site for $50. Tom, two members, including myself, asked for links or references on this. Do you have any? * == QUICK

Re: [CGUYS] iPhone domain registration bought for six figure su

2007-07-05 Thread Chris Dunford
Yes, some people think I'm their nanny. You can Google on Microsoft sue website owner just as well as I can. Add the term Canadian to your search and the story I was thinking of will be your first hit. Right. I did Google this, and I came up with the same story. I simply assumed that it was

Re: [CGUYS] Surface Computing - the future may be near

2007-07-12 Thread Chris Dunford
I think that Surface Computing is a Touch Screen Kiosk turned horizontal instead of vertical. Another innovation from MS. Isn't it like a $10,000 iPhone, just a little bit bigger and bulkier? Not really, no. * == QUICK

Re: [CGUYS] Surface Computing - the future may be near

2007-07-12 Thread Chris Dunford
Speculation had MS rushing this to market to prevent people from claiming that MS stole the idea from Apple. I don't really see how anyone could have done that, since the project has been known about for quite a while. For example, see this, dated March, 2005:

[CGUYS] iPhone cracked

2007-07-24 Thread Chris Dunford
A security firm has run the first remote exploits on Apple's iPhone, proving that the widely popular smart phone is vulnerable not only to data theft but also to being turned into a remote snooping device. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2161696,00.asp?kc=EWKNLNAV072407FEA1

Re: [CGUYS] Vista or XP

2007-08-07 Thread Chris Dunford
I didn't say that all things come from Apple. I did imply that MS has not had an original, but non-criminal, idea in many years. Is this really necessary? Do you absolutely _have_ to do this _every_ time someone asks a Windows question?

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-08 Thread Chris Dunford
STAY TO THE TOPIC! Exactly. Your response to the member's question was NOT on topic. It was just more MS bashing. The question was, should I upgrade from XP to Vista?; your response was that (a) MS needs the money and (b) hasn't had an original idea in years. How, exactly, is that on topic?

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-08 Thread Chris Dunford
This list has always included comments like Tom's. Maybe since he started the list. Maybe so, but that doesn't mean we have to like it, or it has to be that way forever. I have no problem with Tom saying whatever he wants, but it sure would be nice if it were responsive to the question. This

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-08 Thread Chris Dunford
The Mac/Apple sucks - Windows/M$ sucks is part of the price you pay for getting a list that tailors to both. Why? (And parenthetically, I don't recall seeing a lot of Mac/Apple sucks.) * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE -

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-08 Thread Chris Dunford
And in a society (ours) that encourages partisanship, conflict, and intense competition in every corner of the business environment it's not surprising that people take one side or another with something as important as computers. Constance, you are quite right. What I've been trying to do is

Re: [CGUYS] List Etiquette

2007-08-08 Thread Chris Dunford
The list is what it is, has been this way for many years, and whining will not change it. Nobody's whining, Mark, unless you consider a request for better behavior to be whining. * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put

Re: [CGUYS] Pro Apple Agitprop (on topic!)

2007-08-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Uh oh...undesirables...next we'll hear we have to cull all pc users from the population. First they came for Windows fanboys, and I said nothing because I was not a Windows fanboy... * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE -

Re: [CGUYS] Replacing Vista with XP

2007-09-02 Thread Chris Dunford
You know that eventually they will make it impossible for you to stay with XP I'm not quite clear on this. Are we saying that MS should continue to sell both XP and Vista indefinitely? Does Apple do that? I don't think that you can run Vista and XP at the same time, unless you use a third

[CGUYS] Comcast bandwidth

2007-09-07 Thread Chris Dunford
Comcast is cutting off customers who use too much bandwidth. Only, they won't tell you how much is too much, nor will they tell you how to monitor your bandwidth use. From today's Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/06/AR2007090602545.html

Re: [CGUYS] Comcast bandwidth

2007-09-10 Thread Chris Dunford
Google is now doing the same thing with their video distribution service which includes Youtube. Says who? It is much more likely that it is your ISP doing it. I can't imagine Youtube having any financial incentive to throttle in this manner. I read the same thing about YouTube a few days ago,

Re: [CGUYS] One laptop per child: give one and get one

2007-09-24 Thread Chris Dunford
No, it's not a scam. They are rugged, require less power, look friendly to kids (the wireless antennas look like ears), have handles that make them easy to carry, and bright LCDs that are usable in daylight. Desktops, while cheaper to make, wouldn't fullfill the same need. The kids need to

Re: [CGUYS] One laptop per child: give one and get one

2007-09-25 Thread Chris Dunford
The design is still being developed. Features being considered: wind-up and solar power, wifi, flash memory instead of hard drive, adjustable integrated antennae; sturdy, light, portable, attractive, child-friendly design. I think this came from an old source. It has all of those features,

[CGUYS] iPhone: Perfect spying device

2007-10-03 Thread Chris Dunford
A few choice quotes: All iPhone applications run with full root privileges and any application vulnerability means winner takes all. The iPhone has been turned into a pocket-sized ... network-enabled root shell. Moore revealed multiple security chasms on Apple's device: The first and most

Re: [CGUYS] Security Ignorance

2007-10-16 Thread Chris Dunford
For years you've been saying how Mac is so much better than a PC because it's so much easier. Now it's better because it's harder? Color me surprised and please put some mustard on that pretzel logic for me. Jeff, I'm afraid you've missed earlier evidence of this. While he has now blasts

Re: [CGUYS] Vista Makes Photographers Cry

2007-11-01 Thread Chris Dunford
many cameras will need firmware/software upgrades to be Vista compatible and some won't work at all... Just for the record, I have used six different cameras with Vista, and they were all compatible, including one that dates back to the previous century.

Re: [CGUYS] Vista Makes Photographers Cry

2007-11-01 Thread Chris Dunford
So, as usual, you left just a few bits out. They mention that some major camera makers have no plans to upgrade their cameras to work with Vista. They mention major camera makers? They mention Sigma. They don't mention Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, Fuji, Casio, HP, or

Re: [CGUYS] Vista Makes Photographers Cry

2007-11-01 Thread Chris Dunford
lossy compression, decoding for multiple resolutions, minimal overhead for format conversions or transformations. Excited yet? -Original Message- From: Computer Guys Announcements and Discussion List [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Dunford Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 3

Re: [CGUYS] Vista Makes Photographers Cry

2007-11-01 Thread Chris Dunford
My Olympus C-2100 is not on the compatibility list so as far as I am concerned, Vista don't work. The current version of the software for your 7-year old camera is Vista-compatible, and free. I guess you didn't bother to check the Olympus site? This magazine found that your method just hook

Re: [CGUYS] Vista Makes Photographers Cry

2007-11-02 Thread Chris Dunford
Are you or the article saying that Vista won't read files that are on the camera? If it will display them, I can simply move them, right? Are you saying that Vista won't recognize files from a camera plugged into a USB port? That may be what the other person is saying, but it's not true.

Re: [CGUYS] Neighborhood security cameras

2008-02-25 Thread Chris Dunford
My posts don't seem to get through lately. Would someone please just comment if you see this? What a waste of bandwidth. It would be much more efficient to ask for a comment from someone who does NOT see it. * ** List

Re: [CGUYS] Nat Geo Classroom

2008-03-10 Thread Chris Dunford
Boy, you Apple fanboys sure can take a funny comment seriously. -Original Message- From: Computer Guys Discussion List [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom Piwowar Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 5:15 PM To: COMPUTERGUYS-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Subject: Re: [CGUYS] Nat Geo Classroom I'm

Re: [CGUYS] classic movie downloads

2008-03-24 Thread Chris Dunford
Around 6-1/2 hours with FiOS... I wonder how long it will take me to download Night of the Living Dead (4.1gb mpg2) from them? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy,

Re: [CGUYS] Macbook pwned...again

2008-03-28 Thread Chris Dunford
Everyone can read the story and see for themselves that my summary was accurate. Well, I read it, and in fact your summary was not accurate at all, unless by script you mean he directed the contest's organizers to visit a Web site Pretty short script. This has nothing to do with Windows fan

Re: [CGUYS] Macbook pwned...again

2008-03-29 Thread Chris Dunford
I'll calm down when people can post information without using the words blind Mac zealots. (Thus the reason I chose to begin addressing anti-mac zealots.) If I make intercede here just a bit: the phrase you mentioned, blind Mac zealots referred to the people, not the machine. Specifically, it

Re: [CGUYS] Reaching a human (was: Signs of the arrival of FIOS)

2008-04-13 Thread Chris Dunford
I spent an hour on the phone trying to reach a live person. Eventually I found the only way to reach someone was to select the option to initiate new service. *Everyone* should have www.gethuman.com bookmarked. It doesn't always work, but very often it does...

Re: [CGUYS] usenet news reader

2008-04-18 Thread Chris Dunford
Anybody out there still using a standalone usenet news reader? Any recommendations? I had been using free agent 1.1, but it is a bit old, so I was wondering what I was missing. Cheap=good, free=better. Nothing else even comes close to Agent (the paid version, not Free Agent). It's not very

Re: [CGUYS] MHTML: what's up with that?

2008-04-24 Thread Chris Dunford
Sounds like another case of Ms making up their own standard again ignoring the ones everyone else came up with. There are no standards that I'm aware of for a single file containing a fully self-contained web page. MS came up with such a file but were under no obligation to conform to anyone

Re: [CGUYS] MHTML: what's up with that?

2008-04-24 Thread Chris Dunford
PDF. There are no standards that I'm aware of for a single file containing a fully self-contained web page. No. PDF is not the same as MHT. For one thing, PDF dictates what a document MUST look like; MHT does not. MHT is just a web page with everything that must be displayed embedded in it.

Re: [CGUYS] Busboys and aother worthless people (WAS: Safari on the Windows Platform)

2008-06-05 Thread Chris Dunford
Busboys and the unemployed skew towards PCs. Doctors, lawyers, and the glitterati skew towards Macs. Good lord. Here's the problem that we Windows fan-boys (to use the insulting phrase that you like so much) have. We have nothing against Mac hardware and software. It's Mac USERS who can be truly

Re: [CGUYS] Fantasy world

2008-06-05 Thread Chris Dunford
I mean, I've known for a long time my users lacked glitter, but what can I do to change that? Really, the only solution is to rejigger your site so that it won't serve busboys and similar undesirables. You don't need them, and with this approach maybe they'll just go away and die.

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Can you list your reasons for why your XP box isn't as good as Vista? It's sort of hard to put a finger on. Mostly it just feels better. But I have found it to be more robust (XP was pretty good, but I did get the occasional bluescreen or hangup--I've never had either with Vista). And it's

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Tom is a fan BOI, not boy. Glitterati are bois, not boys. I stand corrected. It also explains why PC users are mostly busboys and not busbois. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy **

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
I haven't tried Vista yet, but I think one problem might be that some software doesn't work for Vista as it does for XP I use a LOT of software and have had almost no trouble. A couple of things had to run in XP compatibility mode and a couple more needed updates (which were free in the specific

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Giving me the MS party line Strange thing to say, given that I clearly stated that I was relating my own experience. It is what it is. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** **

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Don't be a jerk Mike. Lots of folks run old software for good reasons. I have Mac clients using software that was discontinued 15 years ago. And I use, every day, a program that I wrote twenty-five years ago for DOS 2.0. The fact that your clients can still use this software doesn't prove

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-16 Thread Chris Dunford
Vista doesn't have significant enough business value for me to go through the hassle of upgrading all the desktops to Vista. Here's something I don't understand, Jeff. Why is there a need for upgrading all the desktops to Vista? This is basically the same argument that Eric makes in another

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-17 Thread Chris Dunford
Yeah. Get a Mac. While this suggestion was offered in jest (and got stomped on by some humorless Windows types... Oddly enough, I'm not actually considered all that humorless by my friends, despite my Windows-type-busboy status. The problem is that this particular joke was officially

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-17 Thread Chris Dunford
What's wrong with Vista? Having to struggle to access many things that should be transparently available.. db: I just noticed this... I'm curious, what sorts of things that should be transparently available do you find that you have to struggle to access? Chris

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-18 Thread Chris Dunford
To me, it looks like the game is played: Buy MS OS--whatever the latest version. Use all MS products on it (browsers, email programs, Office). Repeat about every 3 years. I'm not sure this is a fair analysis, Sue. As I mentioned earlier, I'm still using, with Vista, software that was

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-18 Thread Chris Dunford
How many horses is enough for Vista to run well? Which version of Vista? Well, I'm running Vista Ultimate with an Intel Core2 (dual processor) at 2.4GHz and 2GB of RAM. Not exactly top-of-the-line stuff any more... Chris

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-18 Thread Chris Dunford
And it's certainly more secure. Chris How do you know for sure? My impression of improved security is tighter digital rights management and IT's tighter control over what the user can do (in a corporate environment). I've never had an infection and my Windows 2000 is still running fine.

Re: [CGUYS] Forced to Vista?

2008-06-18 Thread Chris Dunford
I ran the upgrade adviser and it shows only 15 of my applications won't work with Vista -- better than I had expected. There were no device problems except for Bluetooth which won't work with Vista. I'm surprised that there were that many. That was certainly not my own experience. When you

Re: [CGUYS] External Terabyte hard drives - recommendations please

2008-06-21 Thread Chris Dunford
Also, they say that their drives use 30% less energy than standard drives and they do not need a fan. That is about as future-proof as you can get. I wonder about the fan thing. I've noticed some user reviews indicating that some of these drives get REAL hot in heavy use. One reviewer

Re: [CGUYS] Cable Fights FIOS with Lies

2008-06-27 Thread Chris Dunford
Here in the united states, the entire effort of the advertising industry is to convince the marketplace that an inferior product is the product of need. get a logo, a color, and a jingle. start with GM and ford, run through Procter gamble, continue with BofA, citibank, and on

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-06-29 Thread Chris Dunford
On NPR there was a story claiming the US was a winner initially in the lineup of those nations affording access to broadband internet being amongst the top 4 while now we are 15th behing Luxembourg ...I know this for sure having recently visited Belgium where ... While it is certainly true

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
But here we are wiser. Taking cues from Microsoft, US businesses have learned the benefits of incompatibility. The best way to retain clients is to make them fearful of using any system but yours. Well played! Nice job of working a gratuitous potshot at MS into a conversation that has no

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
The super-duper efficient eh Canadian Health Care system saved themselves the cost of a MRI. He died 3 months later. Amazingly enough, from a heart attack. Yep...that's just what we need. Good ol' soh-she-ah-lized medicine. Yes, our system is way better.

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
Oh. Wow. I see your point. Our system just sucks so badly that we should abandon it. Not my point at all. My point was that neither healthcare system is without serious flaws. If I have the money, then the US system can't be beat (let's admit it, if this woman had had enough money, she'd

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
You know, if you watch the ER video you will see someone walk by and ignore the woman lying on the floor. It's a little fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure it was Gates. I think I'll take the high road here and just blame MS for it. Obviously all the ills of the world are the fault of MS.

Re: [CGUYS] OMG! Gates Agrees With Tom

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
Okay. He doesn't completely agree with me. He knows Windows sucks, but mistakenly thinks he can apply band aids to make it better. Guess you haven't been keeping up to date on Singularity/Midori. * ** List info,

Re: [CGUYS] US is access loser

2008-07-01 Thread Chris Dunford
According to the physicists, they settled it without the need for any medical trials at all. The root cause of cancer is the disruption of molecular bonds, and radio waves aren't energetic enough to do that. I'm no physicist, but Bob Park (Voodoo Science) is, and that's what he says...

Re: [CGUYS] The art of letting go

2008-07-02 Thread Chris Dunford
Most of this article seems pretty reasonable. I don't think, however, that the overall theme of MS is frightened of this, only MS Research knows what it's doing accurately reflects what we know (or think we know). Three points: 1. Singularity is not the next Windows simply states the obvious.

Re: [CGUYS] OMG! Gates Agrees With Tom

2008-07-02 Thread Chris Dunford
Ballmer was only selected to continue the ruthless business tradition (a la' Knife the baby.); not because he has any particular technical leadership skills. Nor did Lee Iacocca have any particular automobile engineering skills. Ballmer is the CEO, not the chief software architect--that's Ray

Re: [CGUYS] OMG! Gates Agrees With Tom

2008-07-02 Thread Chris Dunford
It is off topic, but I think that you are incorrect - Mr. Iacocca graduated from Lehigh U. as an engineer and began his career with Ford as an engineer. While he spent much of his time at Ford in sales and marketing, he had a much better grounding in automotive engineering than most of his

Re: [CGUYS] OMG! Gates Agrees With Tom

2008-07-02 Thread Chris Dunford
Ballmer directs MS just as Gates did, and I was replying to Tom's message and its reference to Gates. I understand. I was just trying to make the point (not particularly well, I guess) that the organization has changed over time, and that Ballmer's role in the company isn't the same as Gates's

Re: [CGUYS] Where's my computer?

2008-07-07 Thread Chris Dunford
Even including thefts, this just doesn't sound plausible. Can anyone find the *actual study*? Following a bunch of links they all just seem to link to each other. Here it is. The study was sponsored by Dell. http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/services/dell_lost_laptop_study.pdf It says,

Re: [CGUYS] Speaking of firewalls.. was Re: [CGUYS] Windows Update/ Zone Alarm

2008-07-10 Thread Chris Dunford
If you Google Windows hosts file you get lots of information. Dunno if it really works. It does. :) * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more

Re: [CGUYS] Spyware/Registry problem

2008-07-11 Thread Chris Dunford
But, Now, When I try to open many(not all at once) of my programs, I get the error message 'DestroyWindow could not be located in dynamic link library user32.dll.'. User32.dll is part of Windows. It's either been damaged or replaced by something less desirable, and you need to repair or

Re: [CGUYS] Windows Update/ Zone Alarm

2008-07-11 Thread Chris Dunford
When you ran the Doxpara test, what IP address did it report? For me, it reported a different IP address than either of the two (primary and secondary) that we are supposed to use for OpenDNS (208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220). Rather, it reported 208.69.32.13. Is there some sort of

Re: [CGUYS] XP or Vista

2008-07-13 Thread Chris Dunford
* AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core Desktop Processor * 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory * 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive * 16x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner * ATI Radeon X1250 Integrated Graphics * AC'97 Audio * Gigabit Ethernet * Eight USB 2.0, One FireWire, 9-in-1 Card

Re: [CGUYS] transfering programs and data from one to another

2008-07-13 Thread Chris Dunford
is there a way to transfer them without reloading them(registry problems), or do i just copy eveything onto an external, then load what i want onto the new machine? i have acronis, but do not see an advantage to using it. Search Vista help for migration. There's a migration tool called

Re: [CGUYS] installing itunes or firefox ... which one should I do?

2008-07-15 Thread Chris Dunford
A group I belong to is offering information, and in order to access this information I need to install either iTtunes or Firefox. Like Tony, this choice seems a bit odd to me--it's sort of like saying, in order to do X you will need either a garden hose or a microwave oven. In any event, I

Re: [CGUYS] installing itunes or firefox ... which one should I

2008-07-15 Thread Chris Dunford
Apple haters will constantly remind you of the old problems [with iTunes] and not mention that recent versions work well. Sigh. 1) I am not an Apple hater. I don't even know any Apple haters. I believe that Apple makes, for the most part, very fine products. Your continuing references to Apple

Re: [CGUYS] Macs in business...take 3: Fear Factor

2008-07-22 Thread Chris Dunford
Microsoft has been very effective at marketing by fear. Their message is that deviating from their products will make you an outcast. Your computer will break, nobody will be able to read your files, and everything sent to you will be gibberish. Which ads were those? I do remember some ads

Re: [CGUYS] Recovering lost Word file

2008-07-22 Thread Chris Dunford
Can we assume that he looked in Recent Documents and in Word's list of recently opened files? I refer to a client who lost a Word file. He said that he either did not save them correctly or misplaced his edited version since he can no longer find it.

Re: [CGUYS] LCD Monitor and color fringing

2008-07-22 Thread Chris Dunford
This is a 24 monitor. My wife's computer with a 20 monitor doesn't do this. Any relation? I don't know what the problem is, but I can tell you that I also have a Dell 24 Ultrasharp, and there's no color fringing. I like it a lot.

Re: [CGUYS] Firefix/IE file saving

2008-07-23 Thread Chris Dunford
1) How can I download the files from the FTP site in IE like I do in Firefox? 2) Why can't I get Firefox to work on her computer, when it works fine on mine (she has Administrator status on her computer, I had her do the Firefox installation). I can't answer you specifically because I

Re: [CGUYS] esata

2008-07-24 Thread Chris Dunford
So how does Vista do with removable drives in general? When one gets the message the drive cannot be stopped now because a program is accessing it does Vista either 1) tell you what program to shut down so that no program is accessing the drive, or 2) provide an option to force a stop /

Re: [CGUYS] Will iPhone Kill Radio?

2008-07-28 Thread Chris Dunford
(Or I guess you can sit around squirting people with your Zune.) Congratulations on reaching your 17,500th gratuitous MS potshot. * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy,

Re: [CGUYS] Cuil Not Cool

2008-07-28 Thread Chris Dunford
It seems to depend on what you search for. I can search for X and get results, then search for Y and get load too high. Then I can repeat that as many times as I want and get the same results. I have a sneaky suspicion that load too high actually means I didn't find anything. I just tried and

Re: [CGUYS] Will iPhone Kill Radio?

2008-07-28 Thread Chris Dunford
I don't recall you having one potshot at Apple...funny or FUD. Mike Probably because you don't pay attention. And you have certain blinders on. He does indeed post about Apple problems. That's fine. As is pointing out MS problems--when it's relevant. But there's a difference

Re: [CGUYS] Will iPhone Kill Radio?

2008-07-29 Thread Chris Dunford
But there's a difference between mentioning problems and taking random, gratuitous potshots. Should it be my problem that some folks have no sense of humor? Should we all be required to dial down to low level gloom to accomodate the most morose among us? Ain't nothing wrong with my

Re: [CGUYS] Smileys Are Insulting (was RE: [CGUYS] Will iPhone Kill Radio?)

2008-07-29 Thread Chris Dunford
The problem is that often there just isn't enough context to realize that the person is trying to be humorous/ironic/sarcastic. In traditional print, you'd have lots and lots of written words to realize this. In realspace, you can judge the body language of the person making the statement.

Re: [CGUYS] Smileys Are Insulting (was RE: [CGUYS] Will iPhone

2008-07-29 Thread Chris Dunford
Do you think this needs a Smiley? [ ] Yes [X] No [ ] What is a Smiley? The only troubling thing is, should the above have '' or not? It is a quote but also a reply. This is deeply concerning. * ** List info,

Re: [CGUYS] Eudora in Vista

2008-07-30 Thread Chris Dunford
i do not seem to have an attachments folder in vista. xp had programsqualcomeudoraattachments. is there one? i searched the c drive and cannot find a folder with that name. I don't know about your other question, but Vista in general does not want data to be stored under the Program Files

Re: [CGUYS] Eudora in Vista

2008-07-30 Thread Chris Dunford
How would you install any programs if you can't write to that folder? Installation is different. You can install programs into Program Files, but the programs aren't allowed to write their own data there after installation. I had also forgotten something else in my earlier reply, which is why

Re: [CGUYS] Eudora in Vista

2008-07-30 Thread Chris Dunford
I have my Eudora, with all data and setting files in the Eudora directory, on a portable hard drive that I can plug into any machine (in principle) and run my full mail client with all of its features, address books, filters, and archives, etc. from any machine that isn't locked down Sorry,

Re: [CGUYS] GraphJam on Zune [Was: Puritans at the helm...]

2008-08-01 Thread Chris Dunford
On the other hand, no matter what you do or how you operate you are bound to piss someone off. You are kidding. Nevertheless I want youall to know that I am a moderate. For example I did not post Time Spent Using Zune http://graphjam.wordpress.com/files/2008/07/15.png Now, this just

Re: [CGUYS] Installing Visual Studio Express '08

2008-08-03 Thread Chris Dunford
I'm trying to install tools for Visual Studio Express and I'm Joe, you didn't post the actual error message you're seeing (as far as I could see, anyway). Without that it's hard to know what to suggest. In the meantime, you might look at the VSE installation forum. Lots of info there:

Re: [CGUYS] Puritans at the helm...

2008-08-03 Thread Chris Dunford
Do you think the FCC will react to such impudence with the same fervor as they applied to a wardrobe malfunction? Of course not. Common carriers' needs to maximize profits at the expense of the consumer are perfectly in line with the current government's standards for Protection of Corporate

Re: [CGUYS] Puritans at the helm...

2008-08-04 Thread Chris Dunford
Our federal government is supposed to reflect that choice by the laws it passes. This is not always the case and people may disagree with it. I disagree with the supposed to part. They have a number of democratic ideals, and a number of constitutional provisions, to answer to, so, and

Re: [CGUYS] Puritans at the helm...

2008-08-05 Thread Chris Dunford
Yeah, I know about that. However, the crowds twice elected a certain individual whose name I won't mention but whose initials might include the letters G, W, and B. In my view, this fact disproves the entire premise. Read the Wikipedia article on The Wisdom of Crowds

Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-09 Thread Chris Dunford
Actually, 32 bit Vista doesn't get better with more RAM; 64 bit does. How do you figure that? * ** List info, subscription management, list rules, archives, privacy ** ** policy, calmness, a member map, and more at

Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-09 Thread Chris Dunford
Actually, 32 bit Vista doesn't get better with more RAM; 64 bit does. How do you figure that? 32 bit can only address 3 gigs of ram for the OS. Well, that's an oversimplification, but even so it's not the same as saying that 32-bit Vista doesn't get better with more RAM. Vista with 2 or 3

Re: [CGUYS] trying to predict 10 worst products of 2009

2008-08-11 Thread Chris Dunford
number 1, windows7 ...the other 9, likely stuff that works with windows7 ...am I way off Before you are allowed to predict that Win7 will be so bad, you need to list all the stuff that's wrong with Vista. * ** List info,

Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-11 Thread Chris Dunford
Vista is not so bad unless you want to run legacy software.. Of course I want to run legacy software. Workflows have been developed over many years, sometimes decades. I don't want some punk programmer telling me I have to re-engineer my business. Again, an overstatement (the original, not

Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-11 Thread Chris Dunford
Does this sound like a good plan? Get a new fast Vista machine because that is what is out there. Load XP on a virtual machine running under Vista to handle legacy software. Most users won't need to. * ** List info,

Re: [CGUYS] Firefox bookmarks

2008-08-11 Thread Chris Dunford
FF2 is at the end of the road. FF3 Isn't an update to FF2 it is the next step. Works fine and most of my favorite plugins are working fine. Now, if FF3 were Vista, that would be phrased differently: FF3 is not so bad unless you want to run legacy plug-ins.

Re: [CGUYS] please help with VISTA

2008-08-11 Thread Chris Dunford
Can that virtual folder be readily backed up? I.e., is the location of the virtual folder obvious? Or does vista provide a new backup program that can be readily used to back them up? E.g., you can't write to Program Files any more, but a lot of old programs try to. For those, Vista puts

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