Sorry was on my phone and didn't want to put in the effort if the thread died.
If you google Microsoft excel games there is a lot of them as well.
>And nine out of 10 of the most frequently contact ad-related domains are run by Google.
Is anyone surprised by this?
"Every App Gets Internet Access"
Yep. Black hats usually try to find vulnerabilities in a system or software and then sell them to the highest bidder. White hats also find vulnerabilities but then turn around and fix them or at least flag them so they get fixed. Of course it all depends on what's considered ethical
Technically, if you are the original owner, this unit is still under support warranty. It falls under the Legacy category, which was for products between Sept 1992 and April 1996. They offered lifetime support for those products, as long as you are the original owner, or a family member of the original owner. Can't find the original Apple page, but heres a 3rd party link. http://www.howtogeek.com/didyouknow/apple-lifetime-support/
"A car door is essentially a hollow shell with parts placed inside it. Without careful design the door frame amplifies the rattling of mechanisms inside. Car companies know that if buyers don’t get a satisfying thud when they close the door, it dents their confidence in the entire vehicle.
To produce the ideal clunk, car doors are designed to minimise the amount of high frequencies produced (we associate them with fragility and weakness) and emphasise low, bass-heavy frequencies that suggest solidity.
The effect is achieved in a range of different ways – car companies have piled up hundreds of patents on the subject – but usually involves some form of dampener fitted in the door cavity. Locking mechanisms are also tailored to produce the right sort of click and the way seals make contact is precisely controlled.
On average it takes 1.8 seconds to close a car door but in that time you’re witnessing a strange kind of symphony composed by engineers and designers whose goal is to reassure you that its rock solid."
TL;DR car door "slams" are purposely engineered.
Windows 10 takes care of that.
Edit: since so many people fail to know how to use google here is how to use the virtual desktops in windows 10
What browser do you use? Safari 5 will automatically concatenate articles like that for you with the Reader function, and iReader will do the same on FF and Chrome.
You can set QoS to assign priority to certain applications, or mac addresses, or ports. For instance my QoS is set so that my Playstation gets priority over other traffic, because if I'm using that then I know I'm not actively using my other stuff and I don't want my downloads to create lag.
It could. Some ISPs employ traffic shaping to restrict the speed of specific types of data, sometimes streaming video. If you’re wondering if this makes them giant cockbags, it does.
SlySoft has a Virtual Clone Drive which works pretty much like Daemon Tools. If, for some reason, parental units are particularly distraught by Daemon Tools, one may want to use Virtual Clone Drive instead.
Or make a separate, virtual desktop, of course, using something like this.
Other than that, I've seen others that have completely misread something and been concerned. Good job on trying to set them straight!
Personally I would upgrade her to Gold internet (chromes gold icon). Tell her it is an upgrade on the old version for W7 and let them run w/ it.
If you want to to be believable, spec a VM with something reasonable, and then install the Top 10 things from download.com without unchecking anything.
The machine will crawl like a glacier and the scammer will think he's found the sucker of the year.
That's already an option in normal windows.
You can enable it in Ease of Access, works the same in each OS since.
The official answer from disk providers says that horizontal or vertical positions are preferable but since it seems a solid structure it won't make a big difference if you put the drive at any angle.
Before I spent $200+SSD cost($89)+new oem battery(~$60?) on an aging heavy business laptop for the tasks you mentioned, I would also consider buying a new chromebook and running linux on it with crouton.
This unlocks the potential of a chromebook turning it into an all around laptop and still lets you run chromeOS and linux side by side, easily, switching between the two with a keystroke.
Unless you need to run premium creative apps, like Adobe Creative Suite, linux is the ultimate frugal OS. Most of the other apps you need are available for linux free, and linux itself is free, and crouton is free.
They depend on low input lag. CRTs have virtually no input lag and they are able to work. Newer TVs have too much input lag. The light gun is a light sensor that would sense the light of the image changing for an instant.
The picture your talking about is probably from this article. Wifi signals can go through walls, it's just that they have a hard time doing it. You can even do a heat map of your house to find bad spots.
There is a reasonable guide on how to do that here:
Though personally I would recommend doing a clean OS install on the SSD and re-installing the software you need. It really isn't as hard or as much hassle as you might think.
I can't find the true source, but there has never been an instance of anyone ever recovering data after ONE overwrite pass.
edit, more source here: http://digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2009/01/15/overwriting-hard-drive-data/
It's an example of freebie marketing where they sell you the printer for cheap knowing that you'll be stuck buying their ink so they can sell it to you at a higher margin. Also, here's an article on this specifically with printers.
It's kind of depressing that SourceForge has gone to the dark side as well (about halfway down). You always had to be a little cautious with the ads, but now they're bundling the crap with the installer.
MSE has been stripped down over the last few years and is no longer a comprehensive antivirus product.
Actually they changed that. I just installed windows 8.1 with my windows 8 product key. (The key is for Windows 8 Pro, if that makes a difference).
It let me download an .iso file, but you can also use other boot media.
I really have no opinion on the panties thing, but I have advice on pictures!
Don't include your face or distinguishing birthmarks/tattoos. Also try to take your photos in an empty area with no unique furniture or paint colors.
Be mindful of EXIF data so that no creeps know where you live.
Above all, only do this if you feel truly comfortable with it! If this makes you happy, awesome. If not, it's not at all worth it. You're important!
Because it hasn't been updated in months, and even Microsoft is recommending you don't use it.
It's not worth the drama.
But if you really want to freak her out.... you can check the photo, grab the exif information out of it, see if it contains the GPS location where the photo was taken, then if so.... post back.... "Just so you know, Mary, you just gave every pedo worldwide the location of your baby and exactly what s/he looks like naked <screenshot of google map location, preferably with the streetview camera shot of the front of her house>. Might want to think twice about doing that again in the future."
I think this is MacGyver-esque enough, but have you heard about "Stereo mix"? Not all sound cards have this option, but it's a lot simpler.
Follow this information, make sure you're on speaker phone so the complete call is recorded. Then post videos on Youtube or other service. Share the information on here and with other media sites.
Comcast is in the wrong and they won't do anything unless you hurt them. Possibly consider contacting legal authorities.
well Apple used the popularity of their iPhone to upset this established model. Apple informed carriers (AT&T at first) that they were in charge of the phone. There was just a single iPhone, not an iPhone variant for every carrier. Carriers weren’t allowed to install their own software or brand it with their logos. They weren’t put in charge of updates — iPhone updates come from Apple, not from the carriers.
While there are many Android phones and variants of Android phones, there’s just one iPhone — there’s no iPhone Captivate, iPhone Fascinate, or iPhone Mesmerize.
Users want the iPhone, so carriers want to offer it. Apple uses this as leverage to exert their power over carriers and insist on this model, and carriers can’t hold back iPhone updates for the same reason they can’t ship iPhones filled with bloatware or with carrier logos stamped across their fronts.
Adding to this and translating some of it:
OP posted an image that has absolutely nothing to do with traffic shaping (which is when ISPs throttle specific kinds of traffic - like video streaming or torrents).
~~Of the 2 images in the picture, one is a ping (shows whether or not data "packets" are reaching a specific server on the internet) the other is a traceroute (shows a glimpse of the route data takes to a server).~~
Both are traceroutes, the 1st fails for the reasons sree mentioned (ICMP echo requests are blocked).
Often many servers block ping requests for security reasons (certain kinds of requests to servers are blocked outright to prevent "denial of service attacks" for example). So this is almost certainly what is happening in the 1st command prompt screen shot in the OP.
If actual throttling were to happen on an ISP, changing the domain name server (dns) to something like google dns or open dns wouldn't change anything. Routing on the other hand on Indian ISPs is often garbage and congested - there's really not a good way to get around this. You could try restarting your router or just reconnecting and occasionally your ISP might choose a different route.
If you want to learn more about changing DNS servers and why it could benefit you, take a look at this link
A much more effective way to check for traffic shaping and throttling is to compare direct download speeds with torrents; something many ISPs often tend to clamp down on.
Works on any USB drive, assuming it's big enough (32GB) and fast enough (USB2 HDD works fine, but for flashdrives you need at least USB3 to get good performance)
This works on all versions of Windows 8/8.1 and also Windows 10.
I've never actually activated an install like this legitimately, and I've heard people have had issues with activation when they put it in a new computer. I just install a VL copy and use Microsoft Toolkit. I've also never really used an install like this with more than one computer, since it takes a while to boot and it needs to download drivers when you plug it in the first time, so it makes more sense to have a portable Linux install in that case.
You could use Windows 10 with this, and there's my post on /r/windows with links to Windows 8.1 install media.
That...doesn't even compare. Build an ultra res LCD with Wacom digitizer that can run full Windows 8.1 and most modern games in some capacity, has 8 hour battery life and weighs just a few pounds, can go anywhere you can carry a notebook (the real kind, with paper) and can convert your sloppy handwriting to text, can solve equations you write etc., for ~£600 then we'll talk.
Check out this link for an overview of directory structure.
There are a few major directories that you should know.
/etc holds system wide configuration files, it will contain almost all config files for daemons and other programs.
/var contains data that will be written too, for example logs are stored in /var/logs and if you are running a mail server, the emails are stored in /var/mail.
/proc is a special directory containing files with hardware information. For example /proc/cpuinfo is a file that contains information about your CPU.
/dev contains files representing your systems hardware. An example is /dev/sda which would be a harddrive on your system.
The various bin directories contain binary files for programs.
/media and /mnt are used to mount different file systems to your own system.
There are many other directories, keep exploring the system and you can begin to learn where important files are stored.
It is. Flash under linux has always been an annoyance. I basically install the flash plugin only because I need youtube. And if you are using something other than chrome you're even using an old one whose support is going to be discontinued apart from security updates.
There's finally a strong effort to make flash less relevant.
for Windows 7:
IMO, it should be the default. I'm not sure if there's a GPO to push that out or if there's a drawback, though.
Here's an article where a particular website justifies why they stopped recommending Security Essentials, back in 2013. It's a mix of the software no longer performing well in comparative protection tests, and some internal MS documentation admitting they'd stopped bothering with the software.
Here's a link to a more up-to-date set of the stats they used to justify that decision. Clicking through to the real stats will get you detection rates as low as 50% on common-in-the-wild threats.
It's a real shame that MS are continuing to pretend Security Essentials is still a proper antivirus solution.
There are some applications to relaunch programs automatically.
As for the shutdown button, it can be removed via GPO.
Hoverzoom lost all credibility when it was revealed to be spyware.
Edit: See information below
Here's a couple reddit discussions:
And here's an article with a nice overview of spyware extensions including Hoverzoom and how they work:
Let me attempt to help here (I am no expert): DNS - Domain Name Server -- the one your cable modem defaults to, is usually the one supported/managed by your ISP (Internet Service Provider - Comcast Time Warner etc.).
When you change it to 220.127.116.11 etc. you are using Google's DNS.
Domain Name Servers have caches of domain names (it's what they do, take one out for tea and ask sometime).
The frequency of those caches being updated is higher with Google than with the ISP DNSes (the latter are cheapskates, saving money and bandwidth by reducing the frequency at which they update their cache).
So: basically when you use your default DNS, you are "looking at the past," compared with what you're seeing with the Google DNSes.
As a big system on the internet comes up, it takes awhile for the new info about ip addresses to propagate to all the DNSes. Google's gets the news faster.
So, eventually, whatever DNS you use will have latest info, depending on when its cache has been refreshed.
For more info:
Hope that helps! Feel free to correct.
Hmm, MSE is what I used to have, but my understanding is that Microsoft themselves have come out and said that it is no longer supported to the degree it should be, and shouldn't be used as a replacement for a dedicated antivirus program.
edit source: http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/
The support person you were talking to were beyond dumb, they do have windows ISOs. In fact, doing a google search would have been faster than contacting the support in the first place.
In case you can't find it yet: scroll down to links of various windows version ISOs:
And yes, those links are the legal, official ISO distribution used by Microsoft.
"47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers"
And also the specific pages for each browser:
Google "browsernamehere key commands/shortcuts" for the other ones.¨
Key commands should also be able to be modified from the settings.
Instructions with pictures! :)
While I know it's a pain to have to install them this way, but I think it's for the greater good. If you've ever had to help friends or family with their computers, you'll know that they all manage to successfully manage to install all the spyware and malware extensions out there. Hopefully this new process for installing non-Chrome store extensions will prevent a majority of these infections.
First off, to semi-quote my Wireless Technology professor "Most people claim to know how wireless signals work but know very little". So with that said lots of advice might be useless or not needed etc. So keep that in the back of your mind when people post their suggestions including mine.
Since you are in an apartment my best guess would be interference. This is when more than one device(computer in this example) are using the same channels as another device. So your router is using the same channel as another router or possibly 5 + other routers.So picture two cars driving on a highway in one lane rather than you each taking your own lane. That is a very dumbed down example and if you write that on a test probably get .5 for trying but it is the best way to explain it dumbed down.
Use this free tool called inSSIDer and the tutorial and follow the guide. If the issue is interference it will be able to tell you what settings to put on your router and that should help for speed and signal just being dropped.There are two different bands 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Most routers now made within the last year or two come with the option to select 2.4 or 5. Others allow for the router to automatically find and select the band and channel with the least amount of interference from others.
Edit:Spelling is my enemy and it has beaten me.
Microsoft Security essentials hasn't been recommended for like two years. It's gone down the drain
Edit: For those disagreeing with me, Microsoft itself advises people to not use MSE and to use a third party anti-virus program
>In an interview with Dennis Protection Labs, Holly Stewart, the senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said that Microsoft Security Essentials was just a “baseline” that’s designed to “always be on the bottom” of antivirus tests. She said Microsoft sees MSE as a first layer of protection and advises Windows users to use a third-party antivirus instead.
Looks like there's a DNS issue. Stick this in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file to get on:
How To Edit Your Hosts File
While that's definitely a big reason, it's definitely not the whole story.
For instance the package management system ecosystem helps a lot as well. Most newcomers are taught to not install anything except through the package-management-system, and that is pretty effective at thwarting most of the low-effort mal/spy/nag-ware that you get from installing random shit from the internet, not unchecking boxes for bundled software, etc etc.
It doesn't help with more serious malware that might enter your computer through e.g. browser/flash/acrobat/etc-exploits, sure, but 99% of the time I'm helping some relative or other with cleaning up their computer, the bad stuff that's there is because they've haphazardly installed software that should probably not be trusted, or forgot to un-bundle software when installing or upgrading. And in the rest of the cases, the package-manager helps too, because it helps to keep software up-to-date.
iOS and android also enjoy this benefit to a large degree.
I don't have apk, but I am trying to get it on my phone with changed device id and market country following this guide:
Will update with results.
Edit: I tried both Market Enabler for changing the country and Market Helper for changing phone ID which worked but it didn't help me install Hearthstone (google play store saying it's incompatible with this version). Maybe it will work for someone.
drop box + symbolic link. Track down the folder where RES data is stored, move it to drop box and make a symbolic link back to where it came from. Delete RES data on other system and make a symbolic link to replace it.
edit: Switched the dropbox link to my referral.
FYI, here's how you do it in Windows 7/Vista:
Then you can just set your Stereo Mix as your recording device in Audacity. Enjoy!
> "Resources (RAM, CPU, disk, etc.) that are not being used are being wasted, not the other way around."
Fuck that shit. This is 100% contrary to the goals of power efficiency and long battery life.
When maxed out for a long time, CPUs will heat and throttle.
RAM accesses become slower when the memory is full since the page table grows and the TLB is only so large; hard drives speeds (http://cdn.overclock.net/b/b7/900x900px-LL-b7d36fed_FullGB8MBreadtest.png) and ssd speeds (http://www.howtogeek.com/165542/why-solid-state-drives-slow-down-as-you-fill-them-up/) tend to plummet when approaching their limit.
So NO, thriving for minimality SHOULD be a goal.
It's more than just processes. I'm not really good at explaining this but essentially your computer builds up a lot of, essentially, junk over time of different types. The best and most efficient way of cleaning this is by resetting your computer because it just clears most of it away in one go. It's also better for people who have no idea what processes they're looking at in their task manager, rather than having them deleting processes they have no idea about.
This site has a pretty good explanation
This one has some of the things that are fixed by restarting
For someone like Gavin, who going by his explanation in this video has no idea what a computer needs, restarting is just much more efficient at just clearing everything up.
Yep. I'd recommend using this: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
Using custom DNS servers should also help.
Not legal advice but if you have an old android phone you can turn that into an IP cam see this link
Trello - for organising nearly anything, from meeting agendas to product pipelines to ideas. You need to become a "power-user" though - there are so many hidden features that are incredibly useful.
Google Analytics - goes without saying
GoodTodo - the best ToDo list ever. Doesn't look like much but it has two bits of functionality that no other ToDo list app that I know of has. Watch the video on their site to understand.
Gmail Multiple Inbox + Custom hack - see here: http://www.howtogeek.com/136198/efficiently-manage-your-gmail-with-the-multiple-inboxes-lab/ - this changed my life!
Notepad - not the Windows app, but the real thing. There's something in writing things down the old fashioned way. Plus research has shown that you're far more likely to remember things that you've written down on paper.
Macbook Pro, two 24" screens and a mobile WiFi dongle with support for international roaming.
They may have been before HD but you can go back to the original analogue film stock and re digitise. According to this 35mm film could be said to be roughly equivalent to 20 mega pixels. So still 10 times more pixels than Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Apparent slowing down is usually due to software, not hardware.
The more you install on your system, the more bloated the system becomes. When you remove software, it's not always fully removed. There are often traces left.
There are however some exceptions. The most notable one are SSD hard drives. The more full they are, the slower they get ( http://www.howtogeek.com/165542/why-solid-state-drives-slow-down-as-you-fill-them-up/ ).
Mecanical hard drives, when full, can get slower too because of fragmentation ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_fragmentation )
You can usually get your computer back to its original speed by fully reinstalling from scratch.
Windows 7 actually support multiple desktops. Not one of those "hides programs to pretend you have multiple desktops" type things, but actual desktops. It just doesn't have a built in setting to enable them.
"Android developers still have to declare they want Internet access when putting together the app. But users can no longer see the Internet access permission when installing an app and current apps that don’t have Internet access can now gain Internet access with an automatic update without prompting you."
It doesn't matter. Take it off the charger when you want to. Modern batteries have circuitry to prevent over charging that would damage lithium ion batteries. I just wouldn't let the battery stay or get to 0% charge often. So keep your phone plugged in whenever you want
Ninja edit: http://www.howtogeek.com/169669/debunking-battery-life-myths-for-mobile-phones-tablets-and-laptops/
I know you're joking, but when I see people claiming how secure their password is I liken it to people who want to make their house more secure so they install stronger and stronger front doors. You end up with a person with a hardened steel front door that you couldn't even cut into with a grinder.
However, you've ever worked on a house you'd know that the walls are made of 2x4s spaced 16" apart with nothing but 4 weak layers separating the outside from the inside: 1 layer of cheap vinyl siding, 1 layer of glorified cardboard sheathing, 1 layer of fluffy fiberglass insulation, and 1 layer of drywall. To break into such a house you can either bring heavy duty machinery to cut through that expensive steel front door or you can kick through the wall next to the door.
My girlfriend works at a military base and they had someone steal computers from their office at night. You might wonder how a guy could get onto a base with armed guards. Apparently he just said that was a janitor who forgot his badge, signed for a guest badge, and was let in.
I would advise agains't such measures.
In your everyday life of using linux you won't be prompted for your sudo password everyday unless you are doing something system wide such as updating packages through the command line or installing software, installing a new printer, etc.
What you are describing is running your computer as root and that is not recommended as explained here and here.
In windows you might be used to run under an admin account but that is a security problem and it should not be mirrored in linux.
What are you doing to get password prompts so often? Once a system is setup and updated you usually don't get many prompts for password...
Links for the lazy:
Installing apk with adb
Make sure phone is debug mode and is restarted after installing apk
Even to people with an advanced background in data recovery, one full pass of randomly generated data on a drive is plenty to make the data completely unrecoverable.
>In fact, there have been no reported case of anyone using a magnetic force microscope to recover overwritten data. The attack remains theoretical and confined to older hard disk technology.
There's plenty of other sources like this. You just can't recover data if it is reliably and completely overwritten.
I was thinking the same thing. SMBC, maybe?
EDIT: I believe I have found the graph this comic reminded me about. Kind of similar, but the bottom axis of that graph should probably say something along the lines of "% of task complete" instead of "task size".
You chose to buy your iPod.
I don't have a choice but to use Flash on most websites that stream video.
If you made the misinformed decision of buying an iPod without realizing the software that it locked you to, that is your own fault.
Complaining about buying an iPod and being forced to use iTunes, is like buying a car and complaining that you have to put a specific type of fuel in it.
With that said, there are a few alternative programs that replace iTunes for media synching: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29716/heres-five-alternatives-to-itunes-10-for-easily-managing-your-ipod/ If your iPod is not supported by any of those, that is still your fault though.
> free as in freedom
Thanks I had that confused, here is a short read for anyone else How to Geek
Of course it scores lowest, Microsoft are not competing and share everything with the antivirus industry.
>“We’re providing all of that data and information to our partners so they can do at least as well as we are. The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests."^
I put it into my task bar which lets me hide all desktop icons in one click for reasons of pretty. link with instructions+dl link
Notepad++ just so many amazing things you can do with it.
Powerstrip. It's a nice screencolor managing software.
Independent 3rd party comparison of AV, with listing of false positives, updated frequently.
Some reading material, about MSE and why you shouldn't use it most of the time.
I use avast. It hasnt let me down, ive installed it on tons of clients pcs. its a great simple antivirus that gives decent reminders with few adds. Basic av is free.
Maybe it depends on your email app, but in my experience you are incorrect. Here are some other folks who have shared this pain:
Worse yet, if anyone accidentally hits “Reply All” to any of the emails you send out with fully loaded TO and CC slots, every single person on the original recipient list receives the reply.
If you used BCC to keep a recipient hidden from others, imagine what would happen if the hidden recipient did a reply-to-all!
Maybe you are thinking of the case where all the recipients are BCC'd? That is not what I was talking about.
Google is your friend.
How to Electronically Sign Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
Wasn't photoshop. Internet Explorer Web Developer tool (the only thing IE is good for).
Edit: Found a site describing what I did so you can learn to master troll as well. Enjoy!
The Magical Jelly Bean program will find the key for you as well as the keys for a number of other programs. If you'd rather find it on your own this website has the instructions you'll need.
A lot of misinformation here - you do NOT need to purchase a disc. Download the ISO for the version your computer came with here.
Download and use any of these tools (I personally use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool) to create a bootable usb drive.
Use this USB drive to do a fresh installation on the SSD. You will have to call Windows to activate your installation.
What you mentioned in the second edit is called an exif tag, just google "ways to remove exif data from a photo." Here's a random link I found on the topic. http://www.howtogeek.com/203592/what-is-exif-data-and-how-to-remove-it/
Hope that helps
There are drivers to allow access from windows, see for example this article.
I used ext2fsd some years ago and did not encounter any problems.
Another option is to transfer the data using another laptop, e.g. via samba you could either make the external harddrive available or the internal one and push there. For speed reasons in this case a connection with ethernet cable would be much better than wifi.
Or you could take out the internal harddrive, put it into an enclosure and copy directly using your linux laptop.
Scumbag commentor: tells OP to expand their knowledge, gives no sources or guidance.
No. The device manages memory and power appropriately. The only reason to force-close an app is it's frozen or something else is wrong with it.
Here's a list of the ten most popular Linux distributions ("distros") which are basically different flavours of what a Linux-based OS can be.
If you go on YouTube and search for the name of the distro you're interested in + 'review' you should find a good overview.
If you're coming from OSX and want a simple, user-friendly approach to Linux you might be interested in elementary OS.
I was under the impression you didn't have to defrag after XP, because it happens automatically.
"If you’re using either Windows 7, 8, or even Vista, your system is already configured to run defrag on a regular basis"
Hola Unblocker did once test injecting shopping recommendation links, but had stopped shortly after. HOLA NO LONGER INJECTS ADS
SOURCE1 & SOURCE2 (Update section)
There is a recommended link displayed while using hola when you hover over a torrent download link, but that can optionally be disabled.
This is actually super easy. I'm not sure why people are saying you need access to a PC, because you don't. You can just use an .iso with the current bootcamp utility and an >8GB USB drive. Apple has made the process painless, and I've personally used this method 3 times.
It's something like this in case you need more directions: http://www.howtogeek.com/186907/how-to-install-windows-on-a-mac-with-boot-camp/
Yes, it is.
Short version: Windows stores caches which might end up as corrupted files if you're unlucky.
Long version: http://www.howtogeek.com/172931/why-exactly-do-you-need-to-safely-eject-usb-media/
Don't use a vacuum cleaner. It builds up static, and can potententially kill your components.
This isn't news, not by a long shot. The silent thing is a little fucked up, though. Does Server 2012 do the same thing I wonder.
Not true - modern batteries (lithium ion) don't exhibit memory effect: http://www.howtogeek.com/169669/debunking-battery-life-myths-for-mobile-phones-tablets-and-laptops/
Also, modern phones have battery controllers built into the chipset- it's not possible to "overcharge" the battery.
If he had the credentials, he could have just booted off something like DEFT (assuming he wasn't imaging an extX FS which is one of few use-cases where forensic liveCD's init.d might screw with FS/journal if setup wrong -- but since it was a USB probably FAT).
Or, hell, he could have even gambled it and tried a registry hack to make Windows not write data (not guarantee).
Or, if he's only comfortable in Windows (sigh), he should always have extra hardware.
This can also occur with cordless phones and other devices that live in the 2.4Ghz band. Ideally, you should replace your microwave. Otherwise, you can probably dodge the problem by changing the channel that your wireless access point is on. You can check out points 11 and 13 of this Cisco white paper if you have doubts (I'm only an undergrad, after all) and here is more info on changing your wifi channel.
Dishwasher; do not use the heated dry setting, let it sit for about a week upside in an area with plenty of air movement (a cold air return for a furnace is great)
Alternatively, here is an article that suggests taking the keyboard apart before you wash it - probably a better idea - http://www.howtogeek.com/65915/how-to-clean-your-filthy-keyboard-in-the-dishwasher-without-ruining-it/
It's not like this sub doesn't have its fair share, some of the ridiculous stuff I've seen flying by here being upvoted is:
"There is no use to getting more RAM if you don't use it all anyway": Wrong, any modern operating system will use unused ram to improve the performance and responsiveness of your OS.
"Putting your shit at lowest graphics does not increase clarity." I have no idea why people say this. If you watch the first person view of any competitive player in any esport ever you'll see that like 95% of them play on extremely low graphics for that extra clarity. Virtually any quake, StarCraft or CS:GO pro plays on low graphics.
"Open source software means that anyone can just edit the code and inject malicious code." Like wtf, that is just not how it works at all. Just because you can view the code and often also use the code in your own stuff does not mean you can change it.
"Mac OS X is less customizable than Windows and Linux.", no it isn't, it's as customizable as Linux and more so than Windows. Mac OS X and GNU/Linux are different implementations of the same thing sharing no code but doing the same. Mac OS X is nothing but a graphical shell on top of The Unix OS Darwin. You can take out this shell and run say Ubuntu's default graphical shell on Mac OS X easily if you want to.
Imao sam ranije ovakav problem sa drugim sajtovima, da se ne ucitava CSS.
Podesio sam guglov DNS i sve je proradilo.
I used to love avast until the whole inserting ads into my browser thing. It wouldn't have been a huge deal with most other companies, but this is an antivirus program and trust means everything. If your antivirus is sneakily inserting ads into your browser, then what else are they sneakily doing? Granted I think it was only if you installed their extension and they probably mentioned it in the terms/conditions... But still.
Now I use Avira and I absolutely hate how many popups they give me to buy their paid version, with no option to disable.
Anyone know of a non-annoying free antivirus?
Edit: they stopped putting ads now that they got called out on it, but it happened. I didn't notice it either because I don't have the browser extension but here is the article that did the research http://www.howtogeek.com/199829/avast-antivirus-was-spying-on-you-with-adware-until-this-week/
Here is avast's defense but there was obviously something fishy going on https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=157693.msg1140066#msg1140066
Hiding the SSID does nothing for security on your own network and makes your devices LESS secure when you're away from home.
Not only that but if you use 32-bit anything you can only utilize a maximum of 3GB of RAM in Windows.
With a 64-bit system you can utilize up to 16.8 million terabytes, theoretically.
There are better ways at preventing this than disabling Windows Update, disabling Windows Update is just a plain bad idea.
How to disable auto-restarting, the method works for Windows 7 too.
Mirror? It's usually on Youtube by now but no joy :(
Edit: Nevermind, problem running shockwave flash in Chrome. Fixed. If you have the same problem go here: http://www.howtogeek.com/103292/how-to-fix-shockwave-flash-crashes-in-google-chrome/
Steam game mover http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover/
Or in Vista/7 you can do the same thing manually using the mklink command. Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt, right click and run as administrator
mklink /j "link" "target"
"link" is the original steam folder path and "target" is the folder's new path. Include the quotes or it won't account for spaces in the folders' names. http://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=post&p=254
Once you understand how to use the command it's really easy. Just cut/paste your game's folder to the new location, and then an example command line would look like
mklink /j "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hot new game" "D:\hot new game"
(Learning to use mklink comes in handy for a lot of other stuff, too. For example, you can have Steam keep all your save game files in your Dropbox folder and easily keep them all backed up remotely.)
Install Windows 7 (the version you'll eventually purchase) without an activation code. You can use it for 30 days without having to do anything special, or extend the trial from 30 up to 120 days by rearming Windows.
Honestly as a gamer, I think you'll prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8 at this time. Everything works, and the bugs have been worked out. Plus, no Metro UI to muck with.
Those are called "Pay per Install" is commonly used by Free software to make money per install of buddle software (i.e. toolbar) or change your browser's Home page and default search engine, Mostly of the free softwares use this to gain revenues, you should :
1. Use utorrent 2.2.1. instead of the BitTorrent Client (imo is way better).
2. Pay more attention during install/update process, don't go willy nilly clicking on the next because these type things need your approval prior the install, like this pic.