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by bthylafh
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

Anecdata: My department's got it on several hundred computers and has for the thick end of a decade. I've never known it to cause problems... as long as I remember to turn off having it clear out "recent documents" in Microsoft Office, which got me the stink-eye from a user more than once....
by bthylafh
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you READING right now?
Replies: 420
Views: 118305

Re: What are you READING right now?

I'm re-reading Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings.
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

Chrispy_ wrote:
CCleaner does more harm than good - If a machine comes to me with problems and I see CCleaner installed, I just format the disk and install a fresh OS.


:roll:
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

I don't think it does, no. But now I remember the other thing I use CCleaner for, mostly: managing startup programs. It's been a while since I used msconfig but it liked to gripe every boot about having some items disabled.
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

Yeesh. Glad I don't update CCleaner. I'm also really disappointed that Avast acquired Piriform. Not looking forward to the eventual decline of CCleaner and Speccy as they become more ad and bloatware filled. There's always Bleachbit for clearing out junk, but it doesn't have a nice quickly-accessib...
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

Although this apparently only affects the 32-bit executable, so if you run 64-bit Windows you probably are unaffected. Still would be best to upgrade or uninstall, of course.
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 610

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

If you'll heavily use the VM you should get a large SSD as your system drive too. I use Hyper-V to set up my install images and the difference is night and day between an SSD and even a 7200 RPM spinner.
by bthylafh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1109

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

As Churchill said, a fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
by bthylafh
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1109

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

FTDI has that problem with drivers and counterfeits also. :-?
by bthylafh
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1109

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

One of our telecom techs has a serial port ExpressCard. I got it for him because he was unsatisfied with USB adapters.
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 2224

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

Heck, my wife has a CS degree, but has never worked in the field professionally. She wouldn't know sleep from hibernate from a full shutdown if they whacked her over the head, and doesn't want to know. I still have to remind her occasionally that "Hey, you know things would be easier if you cr...
by bthylafh
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Windows IMAP client w/o local storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Windows IMAP client w/o local storage?

Thunderbird has an account setting "Keep messages for this account on this computer" which may be un-checked.
by bthylafh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3496

Re: Stay Safe!

There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots. Some risks aren't worth it.
by bthylafh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 2337

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

Don't give it water after midnight.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
by bthylafh
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3496

Re: Stay Safe!

Perkele, that looked close. Can't believe they even flew out there to begin with.
by bthylafh
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??

Mr Bill wrote:
I've been using Adobe X Standard.


*twitch*

Do you refer to Microsoft Office as "Microsoft 2013"?
by bthylafh
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510446

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

That second song was legit.

More Sarah Jarosz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLlxIc16okM

Interesting to compare/contrast this performance with the official studio version.
by bthylafh
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510446

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WMj25vRxs8

I especially dig the guitar solo at 3:32. Overall it's got amazeballs energy from the performers and audience.
by bthylafh
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Form factor trends

If you want a NUC, you know where to find one.
by bthylafh
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: So this is where I'm spending the rest of my time in college.
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: So this is where I'm spending the rest of my time in college.

Must be on your end, his pictures still show for me.
by bthylafh
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 1923

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

just brew it! wrote:


Starting at $149 they'd better work flawlessly, but I don't really expect that from a USB dongle.
by bthylafh
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?
Replies: 48
Views: 1923

Re: Best motherboard for Netburst CPU?

I've seen a C2D motherboard that had ISA slots; it's intended for embedded/industrial systems needing an upgrade. I'm sure they had a bridge chip between them and the southbridge.
by bthylafh
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Too good to be true? $20 W10 key Amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Too good to be true? $20 W10 key Amazon

If you have to ask...

I'm pretty sure you can't legitimately buy Windows for Education if you're not a school.
by bthylafh
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510446

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Rag 'n Bone Man.
by bthylafh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 2739

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Those of us who lived through Socket A will never forget. Those who didn't will never understand just how hard you had to press down on that screwdriver to get the clip to lock and the concomitant feeling of imminent disaster. Yup. *ALWAYS* use the big flathead screwdriver. NEVER EVER the one on yo...
by bthylafh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 2739

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Going a little further back, I also had a K6-III+ that ran with a failed fan for a number of days/weeks/months (really have no idea now long it was), without showing any signs of trouble. I only noticed the fan was completely seized up when I opened the side of the case to install additional RAM. I...
by bthylafh
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 47
Views: 2807

Re: Retro console gaming

I was curious about that CMS upgrade, and here's a Youtube video showing differences between that and some other sound systems on Monkey Island:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr-84mjV3CI

Now I see why you wanted that upgrade.