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  1. first off, if you're seriously concerned, ask your doctor...not MSFN.

    secondly, i think if caffeine was in your soda it would be the least dangerous of all the ingredients (except for water).

    in moderate amounts none of the ingredients should pose a serious health risk, but too much of anything is bad.

  2. i have a beat up old drive with ancient videos and they're fine.

    you probably need to defrag your files. also make sure any antivirus is disabled before playing video.

    if you're paranoid you can RAR the more important ones, then you'll know if they degrade at all, because if they do the files will fail the CRC check on extraction.

  3. A man scanned the guests at a party and spotted an attractive woman standing alone. He approached her and asked her name.

    "My name is Carmen," she told him.

    "That's a beautiful name," he said. "Is it a family name?"

    "No," she replied. "I gave it to myself. It reflects the things I like most - cars and men."

    "What's your name?" she asked.

    "Beertits" he replied.

  4. i knew exactly what you meant. and i would still like to know what you find out ;)

    good luck

    another thing to keep in mind is how you store your log. one of the more low tech ways to detect a keylogger is to watch the filesystem and keep an eye out for logs.

    i think an ingenious way to log the info would be using unicode registry keys with embedded nulls.

  5. haha, thanks jondercik!! i can't believe i missed that. well, okay...i can. i was more than a little tired when i was trying to figure this out. thanks for babying me and telling me the exact property i needed ;)

    here's the code i ended up using in C#:

    ManagementClass MC = new ManagementClass("Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration");
    ManagementObjectCollection MOC = MC.GetInstances();

    foreach (ManagementObject MO in MOC)
    if ((bool)MO["ipEnabled"] && MO["DNSHostName"] != null)
    string[] DNS = (string[])MO["DNSServerSearchOrder"];

  6. personally i think Visual Basic is the best beginning language for Windows programmers.

    it will introduce you to the concepts of programming in Windows, give you a solid grasp of dealing with objects, and will ease you into the more advanced topics.

    later on as you become more comfortable you'll be able to delve into the Win32 API if you want and learn about the more advanced aspects of Windows and .Net programming.

    there are also tons and tons of VB examples online to learn from. after you get tired of VB or reach it's limitations (not sure if there are any in .Net, i haven't used it) you can migrate to C#, which can be remarkably similar to VB .Net.

    First off, any programmer who wants to become serious will have to learn a serious language. The only serious languages IMHO are the C languages. C and C++ are starting to get a little old, so my recommendation goes towards C#.

    If you want to code games, DirectX in C# will do wonders.

    comparing C and C++ to C# is apples and oranges. and the only thing that makes C# a viable language for game programming is our turbo speed CPUs and gigs of RAM that most people have these days. the game engines that professional game studios license are always coded in C++.

  7. i've looked at the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class, and nothing there is useful.

    (the DNSDomain and DNSHostName properties sound promising but aren't)

    i can get the information from the registry, but that's a last resort.

    anyone know how to get the DNS server (like is displayed on Status -> Support -> Details on your current connection) through WMI or another API?

  8. if any of your AVIs have normal audio (like AC3) many newer DVD players will play it. you can get a cheapo $35 Philips DVD player that will play Divx and Xvid just fine.

    that way you won't be converting your video from one lossy format to another.

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