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.
"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.
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.
Because it hasn't been updated in months, and even Microsoft is recommending you don't use it.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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: [link]
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.
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: [link] If your iPod is not supported by any of those, that is still your fault though.
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!
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.
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: [link]
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 - [link]
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: [link]
Steam game mover [link]
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. [link]
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.
This will probably help people unfamiliar with changing icons. While I'm at it, pony icons!
Hiding your network's SSID is pointless. It's not how the protocol was designed to work, barely even slows down potential attackers, and causes your mobile device to broadcast your SSID to anyone who is listening for it, regardless of whether or not you are near your wireless AP. (which should really bug you if you're paranoid enough to try hiding your SSID in the first place)
MAC filtering is about as useless. Use WPA2, anything else is just a useless waste of effort.
>Would I have to jailbreak my Kindle to do this?.
>What is the process?
Just copy the files (ebooks) over to the "documents" folder of your Kindle and you're good to go.
Here's a cool trick:
Customize your Kindle's screensaver/wallpaper This requires jailbreaking, though.
Not to be that guy, but hiding your SSID provides no security and can in fact make your network more vulnerable. You're better off using a strong password and changing it regularly. You can do MAC address filtering on most routers, but this is also pretty trivial to circumvent.
Please don't use MSE, it is by far the worst option. You should use Avast. [link]
You should not use MSE, even Microsoft says that.
Those look like they connect to the USB 2.0 pins on your computer, so it won't be much different from getting a USB flash drive and enabling ready boost on it. Please read these articles    to get a better understanding of ready boost. Essentially, is good for systems with 1GB or less system memory, but cannot match the performance gain of actually increasing system memory (2GB is better than 1GB + 4GB USB ready boost drive).
If your computer has less than 1GB or less, then go for it. If not, then you won't see as much impact on performance. If you really want to, and you have the free USB 2.0 pins, I guess you could put it onto a computer with adequate memory.
I could be mistaken... but I don't believe Chromium 12.04 is a thing. You may mean Ubuntu 12.04, in which case I've never had the displeasure of it not prompting for a password. If you have nothing important on the system yet, just go for a simple reinstall. Also if it is a chromebook with an ssd inside, there are some extra steps you may want to take to improve overall performance and the lifetime of the drive.
If you want to extend the lifetime of the ssd on the system(disregard if there is no solid state hard drive) here are some helpful links I've used.
If you're not too comfortable with Linux, please be sure to read carefully.
For this link, do NOT add the nodiratime as noatime already takes care of it:
This thread is where I found the first link and it might be helpful. The post which contains the first link I've given you has other helpful links as well:
Best of luck!
EDIT: If you have any important or precious files on the system already, boot into the live cd/usb and copy the files to another drive or area off of the system drive.
EDIT #2: Just an opinion/thought- chromebooks generally have no more than a 16GB ssd or so... so if you're not fond of the Chrome OS, you might want to consider getting a normal laptop. Even just casual web browsing/emailing type folks will fill up 16GB.
FFS turn UAC back on... The 'Startup' folder was deprecated with Win7 (there is even a GPO object to prevent processing it altogether)
If you want an elevated process to run automatically, create a scheduled task that runs with highest privileges and is triggered on user logon.
Point the task to the executable/parameters you want to use, Robert is your mother's brother, and you now have an application running as an Administrator on logon without an UAC prompt, and without having to create and embed a manifest on the executable and/or creating a compatibility shim.
Bonus Points, if you have an application that requires administrative privileges, but you don't want to deal with the UAC prompts, create a scheduled task that points to it, set it to run with highest privileges, set it to be allowed to be run on demand, but set no other triggers. Then, create a shortcut to the scheduled task. When the shortcut is activated, the application is launched with highest privileges, but no UAC prompt.
URL/content says Vista, but it's applicable to 7/8 as well: [link]
tl;dr - You're doing it wrong... Stop it...
The PS3 also has a Data Transfer Utility that will let you copy everything from your old PS3 to your new one.
That's the infamous Android UI lag that has plagued the platform from the start. Supposedly it's fixed with Jellybean 4.1 though.
Boot off the install media and reinstall grub. If you installed Windows after linux then Windows most likely overwrote your MBR.
You can always just reinstall linux (if there isn't anything in there that you need to save) as most linux installs will recognize Windows installs and automagically add them to grub. If not, it's easier to edit grub and restore your Windows partition than vice-versa.
Take a look at this: How to reinstall grub...
Toward a couple of people here so far:
Why would bother even lurking in a /r called "Linux Questions" if this is your attitude toward people who come here looking for answers to questions (easy or hard) or simple guidance? Why?
This is not the place for snarky, profane, name calling.
So stop being insufferable whinging cunts and leave if you cannot be bothered to offer anything more than rudeness tinged with an hint of smug superiority. Yeah, really.
For Windows ponies: [link]
Use the icons in the folder called "32" for your Start Menu icons and Win7 Taskbar.
Use the icons in "48" for your desktop icons.
If you switch those up, it won't look good.
If you don't know how to change icons, CallNumber4 posted this nice tutorial.
(/c01)I'll try to answer any questions.
I like Python for all the mind-numbingly tedious tasks I have to do at work, e.g. parsing output into excel, creating lots of similar config scripts in whatever weird format an application wants, etc. I use the OP's trick to generate a list of commands to paste every day. Remember this graph? A lot of these things are not quite painful enough to whip up something in C++, but the barrier using Python is much lower, and it's done sooner.
Recently my advisor gave me a project that involved writing some code from scratch. I knew it would have to be in C eventually, but I built prototype of the algorithm in Python to check all the logic, and after that I was relatively easy to port to C.
Of course MSE isn't bloated, it isn't doing anything to begin with... even Microsoft admits MSE is garbage.
Only the other hand you mentioned open source, there is no such thing as an open source antivirus so that comment doesn't make sense.
FYI, you don't need a phone to use Google Authenticator. Check out the options here - [link]
Generally speaking - yes.
This is a pretty good overview.
For me, it is so frictionless to use that I find it is my go-to.
Might be worth Quality of Service settings for your router if it supports it. More information here. I'm guessing simply asking him to limit his torrent traffic (most torrent clients allow you to do this) when he leaves is out of the question?
Windows 8 does amazingly at that, this is true. Interestingly enough, "completely off" is a semi-hibernation.
You're like 12-14?
You might just have to accept that many kids that age are just dicks.
They'll (probably) grow out of it.
If he actually knows nothing about computers, you could screw with him a bit.
Wait till he leaves his computer unattended.
Find out what internet browser he uses, let's just say its firefox
Download a copy of the appropriate icon (not to the desktop)
Follow this guide
to make his internet browser shutdown his computer with a few caveats.
use 'Shutdown.exe -f -s -t 00' instead of what they tell you. The -f causes the computer to forcibly shut down.
Make sure you change the icon when you're changing the start up program (that's why you got it before). If you don't the firefox icon will disappear and he'll know something is up.
For extra fun delete / change every other firefox / internet explorer / (whatever other browsers he has)
Or you could always take a screenshot of his desktop, make that his background and delete all the icons
Let's see: I would personally suggest Mint.
Reasons are as follows: Programs developed for Ubuntu will work on Mint. You will have access to Banshee, VLC player, Libreoffice and many other programs. There are no benefits of Cinnamon over MATE or vice versa. MATE is a branch off on the discontinued GNOME 2 (a very popular and customizable Desktop environment) and is very familiar to the way Windows menus are. Cinnamon is a relatively new desktop environment and based on GNOME 3 (the successor to GNOME 2). Cinnamon is quite stable but may require better specs than MATE. Development for Cinnamon and MATE are ongoing and both can be installed via the repositories and changed at Log on.
EDIT: And I recall that the new bleeding edge Cinnamon version 1.6 would be backported to Mint 13 (which receives long term security and app updates), so you wouldn't have the hassle of upgrading if you don't to.
MATE and Cinnamon also offer better configuration options as compared to Ubuntu.
This is a myth for the most part. Going to send some links to read.
Switched- Apple admits to viruses
Trojan affects 600,000 Macs
Honestly, Mac's get a TON less viruses, but they are not immune. The majority of users still use pc's, so therefore the viruses are coded specifically for the PC Operating Systems.
That being said, Mac's are pretty solid machines and probably the best for graphics/music editing work.
Either or. Bios settings aren't 100% nessacary to my knowledge.
Windows 7: Open cmd window as admin, type powercfg -h off
XP: Control panel, power options, hibernate tab, uncheck box.
Thanks for the info Hiroaki, just used mlink yesterday for valve games and was wondering about the virtual memory.
Move them all into the folder of your choice, and them make a hidden symbolic link pointing to the correct directory.
Same with me. I want to buy apps without a phone because I am switching from iPhone soon, but it won't let me!
Edit: I might have just found a way.
I am going to try it out.
Edit 2: I sort of got it working. I can buy apps from the virtual machine, but for some reason they aren't showing up on my account through my desktop. The emulator is not a supported device, so you can't buy apps in your browser. So I don't think it's worth the effort.
How to hack kindle screen saver, includes how to make your own images
Some pre-made screen savers.
One way to find out if it is your ISP blocking a website is to change your DNS settings to a public provider. For more information and links on how, look here: [link]
There are other reasons you should change them back but it's up to you.
Yep on the money. I did just this and I have done it in the past.
-w is in flash-all.bat
Flashing my Nexus 7 as I type
edit: useful link [link]
The stock config of the windows firewall is designed to allow all outbound. It can be turned up to give the per-app granular control, just very few people realize it and assume it sucks. The interface isn't the greatest, but it is surprisingly powerful and can be scripted through the command line / powershell.
You can usually have quite a few SVCHOST's running, This does a decent enough job of explaining, the one area of concern would be if the filepath to the SVCHOST (which you can see by adding IMAGE PATH NAME column via the view menu and selecting select columns) was not shown in system32 as this may indicate a virus
Google uses multiple processes for Chrome, this is why if one tab crashes it doesn't take down the whole browser but just the tab, there are various other processes for other chrome components (I have 35 running at the moment!)
The other jailbreak guide links are a little dated. This is the latest version, which shouldn't require an OS downgrade if you've updated your Kindle recently:
Kindle Touch/PaperWhite 5.0.x - 5.4.2 JailBreak. Plus K5/PW USBNetwork -- MobileRead
The screensaver hack is detailed separately:
Kindle Touch/PaperWhite ScreenSavers Hack
If the screensaver page looks daunting (lack of helpful screenshots) then you can go back and refer to the HowToGeek guide everyone else has linked, since they refer to the same process.
(Disclaimer: Haven't run either of these processes on my Paperwhite. Although I jailbroke my old Kindle Keyboard without issue and I'm tempted to do it to the Paperwhite today, now that I see the updated jailbreak process.)
You can install the OS on any ~~Intel-based~~ computer with an x86 architecture and an x86-64 compatible processor. There's also ways to get two-finger scrolling with a trackpad on a Windows machine.
Change your passwords on a computer that isn't the one you normally log in with. Better yet, change it on a computer running a Linux Live USB or OSX. Small market share, much bigger change they're clean.
Then scan the shit out of your computer to try and find a keylogger, which is what you in all likelihood have caught. You also should change the answers to the secret questions you use for password recovery. Here a guide to do all of that from a Linux Live USB.
and you connect through your laptop to your wireless router right?
it would be worth seeing if anything in the environment (or other wireless networks) is affecting the transfer rate between the wireless router and your laptop
If there is something affecting your wireless it would be worth changing the wireless channel to fix the problem
If I read that correctly, your Firefox installation remembers and auto-fills your login credentials every time you visit the site.
Just to let you know; if that is the case, you can view a list of stored passwords in Firefox (Link is for ubuntu, but process should be pretty generic across platforms).
In this "Windows 8 Screenshot Tour", they say that the normal desktop is accessible. You access it from Metro and instead of the Start Menu orb taking you to your programs, it takes you to Metro.
EDIT: Just found an article explaining how to disable Metro on startup.
XP will not drop off the list. Grub will have options for all your partitions in which a valid OS is detected. It just shows different kernel versions, recovery mode, etc. You can clean those up if you wish. relavant
Epub files are zip files with html files inside. Unzip the epub file and then modify the html file with your text editor or html editor of choice.
EDIT: Here's a handy guide
EDIT2: Apparently this won't work with every device
It's really not difficult, other people have done all the work. All you have to do is pick the right file out of a list and put it in the Kindle with Windows Explorer and reboot. Do that with one more file and you'll be able to make your own screensavers. There's a guide right here, it works like a charm.
Create a restore point.
Download the bitmap image and the Start Button Changer into a folder.
Unzip the Start Button Changer.
Right-click the "Windows 7 Start Button Changer v 2.6.exe" file and run as Administrator.
Click "Select & Change Start Button".
Navigate to the bitmap image, click it and select Open.
Explorer will close and restart.
> There is no reason it would ever ask you if you wanted to browse the web, you're just exposing yourself as full of shit.
You're confident that between Vista and its firewall it wouldn't harass me the first time I tried to use the Internet from Firefox? Because that's how I remember it. Anyhow, it was 15 minutes 5 years ago. I was never forced to use Vista again and I just commiserated with the poor bastard whose computer I had sat down at.
Whether the details of the example are correct or not (it's just the way I remember it), it's totally irrelevant to the major point, that UAC was a major fuck-up from a user's perspective:
"The single biggest irritation in Windows 7 and Vista is the UAC (User Account Control) system, especially for people that do a lot of tweaking."
> To make matters worse, it appears Microsoft meant for UAC to actually annoy end users. As Andy Moon wrote in TechRepublic's IT News Digest blog:
> > "At the RSA Security conference in April 2008, a Microsoft official claimed that annoying users was the actual aim of the User Account Control (UAC) feature in Vista. Microsoft?s goal, he said, was to try to force smaller software vendors to write more secure code."
So on the one hand, Microsoft admits that Vista was designed to be annoying, and on the other hand the grandparent poster says that dislike for Vista is "(largely irrational) prejudice".
>"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."
Why would you recommend something that even the manufacturer won't?
You haven't recently set a static IP config for your wireless card, have you? And also, do you know if your WiFi works on another network?
Follow these steps for your wireless adapter to open the IP configuration window. In the dialog box, make sure "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" are both selected.
You might want to disable overlay scrollbars. I hate those things.
Also, if you find the entire GUI to be less than ideal for your work flow, there are plenty of other desktop environments. I recommend MATE, but it's really up to personal preference.
MSE is garbage now. Read the latest test reports and see. Microsoft came out and said they don't recommend people use it, but it's there to help those who don't know much about computers.
Edit: For anyone downvoting me, please have a look at this article
Anyone know if this would be possible on a 2nd gen Kindle?
edit: apparently it is possible! Time to muck about with my Kindle instead of studying...
this seems more recent:
Yes it does. You can set up mirror (effectively software RAID 1) that clones your running drive, and once everything is copied over and the drives are in sync you can remove the original drive. It's mindnumbingly easy as well.
The only caveat is that on boot I believe you need to recognize or confirm that the second drive is now the master.
windows RT has the classic desktop as well you just wont be able to run any apps on it that Microsoft don't approve, and no that is not because it is running on arm
You can try out XFCE and LXDE with out doing any thing more than downloading the meta packages (from synaptic or the sofware center) and having a choice at login which one to use. They are just another set of programs in Ubuntu.
For screenshots and how-tos:
xpost from other post, hopefully it helps a few people
Assuming you're using Chrome it's due to their INSPIRED decision to not just use the default flash player you've most likely already got downloaded.
Fix it with: [link]
This should fix pretty much any flash problems you had with chrome, I kept getting issues when I opened loads of tabs until fixing it.
The typical way to do this is a Windows System Restore
It is an easy way to remove anything you have installed recently without effecting your files.
The thing is, it isn't even just not exercising, it's that being sedentary is actual more harmful than what most perceive "doing nothing" is. Like to the point of somebody who gets off their office chair and walks around for 30 seconds every 20 minutes or just stands up and stretches can be significantly healthier than someone who doesn't. Most people would not consider just walking around your house exercise. It doesn't really increase your muscle strength or burn a significant amount of calories.
Interesting infographic (with sources!) for those wondering --
By default, Handbrake doesn't ship with the ability to decrypt DVDs because that is technically illegal in certain localities. If you're on linux and have libdvdcss installed, handbrake should work automatically. If you're on Windows or OS X, you'll need to get that somewhere else.
Or you could use a separate app like DVD Decrypter, MakeMKV, etc.
The CBR format is just a container format. You can rename it to a .RAR file and open it right up like you would any other archive format (for CBZ, change it to .ZIP). The archive typically contains PNG or JPEG files.
If you want to convert them to look really clean on the Kindle, I suggest using a program called Mangle. There is a link to the program in the sidebar. Here's an article that explains how to use it (the same article, actually, where I found out about Mangle when I was trying to figure out how to help a co-worker convert his comics for a Kindle DX).
You could skip the Mangle conversion process, of course, but in doing so you end up with larger images (lots of color info you don't need) that look worse on the screen.
Copy the contents of the folders you want to the new drive. If you want all your program files on the new drive, remember that x64 Windows has both Program Files and Program Files (x86).
Next, create symlinks to the folders. In this instance, you would open a command prompt and type,
> mklink /D "C:\Program Files" "D:\Program Files"
From now on, every program that refers to the C:\ location will automatically redirect without error to the D:\ install. All new programs will install to the new location as well.
You can change the default search engine pretty easily from the options, it's a dropdown on the main options page.
Chrome's history search definitely isn't as fully-featured as Firefox's yet, though there's support for extensions which change that page, like History 2.
There's an AwesomeBar Chrome extension, which looks like it's pretty similar to the QuickMarks; both help search your bookmarks quickly from the address bar.
The OmniBar is apparently not quite as clever as AwesomeBar for guessing immediately what you should get, but it still works pretty dang well for me. It helps if you give it a week to learn where you visit a lot.
That "quickly find any open tab" thing is pretty cool.. there may or may not be a comparable Chrome extension for it, I don't know off-hand.
You can temporarily disable it via device manager (control panel) but this is probably a better solution: [link]
lol. Just re-prioritise or disable the repo that points to the CD. It asks for the CD first because I presume that is what you installed from instead of a net install.
It's not DRM or anything like that. It just doesn't presume you want to use your internet connection. I haven't seen the dialogue but I'd presume there's an ignore button, which will then force yast to look at the online repos instead.
The fonts are not the greatest but thats more of a theme issue. Try a different one and don't forget to install the core fonts and extra truetype fonts in the repos.
Actually more embarassing for Vista/7: you disable a service. ಠ_ಠ
Though I think there are like 10 different ways to do this (I'm more familiar with XP TBH), some being more effective than others.
As for the registry claim, yes it does:
I ended up getting the original video from the source and am running it with VLC on a loop with the background directions from here
quicktime format is also available.
I wish I could get the original in HD.
You could make one a symbolic link to the other (which would keep them in sync by construction). Read this and try this.
Otherwise, if you really want a sync program, you could go for Unison.
These are called Startup Items. Disabling them is just as easy as uninstalling a program. It's shitty practice but OEMs are paid to include bloatware on new PCs and they can also remove them from the list of installed programs. Take 5 minutes to read the applicable article, it will change your life:
... so I guess it's kinda similar to Kubuntu, but it's history is "Main" Ubuntu --> "Main" LM --> LM KDE, Linux Mint with all it's tools and philosophies and stuff but with KDE instead of MATE/Cinnamon
No it isn't, in fact, even the Senior Manager of the project said in an interview that their focus is shifted and that you should use a 3rd party antivirus.
Microsoft now supplies it's own virus definitions to all other 3rd party antivirus makers, and MSE is now meant to be a baseline instead of attempting to be a competitive antivirus.
AFAIK the actual encryption in Windows 8.1 is entirely useless since the key gets sent to MS.
I use Crouton on my C720 and have not noticed any kind of performance hit- in fact I am always pretty amazed how well it runs on 2GB RAM!
I think it is because you are not running Ubuntu in a "virtual machine" like you do on a traditional set up when you run another OS within another- with Crouton you are basically running Ubuntu as another "desktop environment" using Chrome's underlying Linux kernel and drivers. This website explains it pretty well (and tells you how to set it up) [link]
[link] Very useful guide on how to install ubuntu 12.04 on a device running chrome os. Works well on my acer c720. Includes a quick switch function too.
I've no idea what /u/Goofybud16 is talking about.
Cat 5 is rated for 100Mb/s over a 100m distance
Cat 5e is rated for 1Gb/s over a 100m distance
Cat 6 is rated for 10Gb/s over a 55m distance
Whether the cables is going through walls or not has no relevance to the speed of the data. It's a copper cable, electrons have no idea if the cable is going through a wall or not.
To answer your question of what to get, Cat 5e is a good choice. You won't have any 10Gb/s networking capabilities in your network (if you were fully 10Gb/s compliant you'd know about it). Yet most items today are 1Gb/s enables, with the exception of routers where unless you have a good one, they tend to cheap out and only use 100Mb/s connections.
I'm relatively new to OS X and I also didn't get the advantages of dashboard (and also found it not really fitting into the OS)... So on the very first day I had my MPBr... I completely disabled it. And up to now never thought of it again.