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dencorso last won the day on August 4

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  1. wired things about sleep? Did you perhaps mean weird?
  2. Yes, it is. The older the board, the louder it is. That's why some newish Gigabyte boards boast of sound-caps' shielding...
  3. As y'all can see, the link itself says unofficial. The official view (as long as such can be defined for linux distributions) is that buster ought to be the 1st x64 only debian distro...
  4. Well, I, for one, have already drawn my line in the sand: 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 and XPSP3 are my last MS OSes. For anything x64, I'm already using debian buster (which actually has no x86 version, only x64), And if the other side requires both Windows and x64, then, no, thanks, nothing they may have to offer is for me, period. Molon labe!
  5. As of recent months, I've been noticing all browsers in general are using more memory than before, on x86 (= 32-bit) OSes. This is valid not only for Basilisk 52 (a recent one from @roytam1, of course) / the old, good, FF esr 52.9.1 / 360chrome v12 on XPSP3, but also for the old, good, FF esr 52.9.1 / IE 11 ( ) / Chrome 93.0.4577.63 on 7 Ultimate SP1 x86, on various machnes. In particular, Chrome 93.0.4577.63 on 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 has now the habit of giving the infamous '"Aw, snap" and "not enough memory"' errors before crashing and burning, then accepting to display the same page that led to the error without issue, on restarting Chrome. All that said, it occurred to me you might have had a broser open when you updated the certificates and got the error, @Dave-H, and, if so, the culprit would probably be the browser itself, not heinoganda's program. Just a theory, of course, but it might as well actually be the right explanation for what you saw. If so, we'll see more like events in the near future, I'm afraid. Obviously, by now, every webpage developer presumes everybody and their aunt have x64 OSes and plenty memory available to hold heaps of bloat their bad programming may throw at their users.
  6. I usually get them at Mercado Livre, which is an Argentinian/Brazilian e-Bay clone. But 1st time I bought a spindle was for the real e-Bay, which I think still is the place to look for them, although maybe amazon might sell 'em too. Don't buy the -R DLs, though, if you stumble upon them. Unlike single layers, where its indiferent whether + or -, the DLs must be +R!
  7. Yeah, sure! That's the issue with being vague. The machine I'm writing from is a i7-3770K, which is older and perfectly capable of running 8.1 x64, too. But when you speak of "old", I, for one, think of way older machines. Anything able to run 10 x64 or debian buster x64 doesn't quite fit "old desktop" in my perverted mind, at least. Sorry I misunderstood you!
  8. Becoming forgetful, are you? Remember this?
  9. Well... not quite. 12 cm, single-sided DVD+R DLs are actually still findable, quite reliable and are 8.5GB. The pre-2016 Verbatim (manufactured by Taiyo Yuden) made in Singapore or in Japan are really excellent, and becoming harder to find, but worth the effort. It's too bad Taiyo Yuden left the optical disks maket... as for its successor, I cannot give any opinion, because I've never yet bought any media made by CRC Magnetics.
  10. This is XP (which I love, as y'all know)... so, no, there'll not be many "newcomers", in fact, and most "outgoers" are long gone, already. Whoever ventures here from scratch now needs to be very interested, ultra very motivated, and patient, to be able to get anything working (or be a leach who deserves to writher in the sun while starving!) so, no: if one needs spoon feeding, anything earlier than 1x ( ) is not for them. Let roytam1 worry with meaningful things, not that. As people at old Aston Martin used to say to those who insisted their cars ought to display some indication of what it was in the front: "if one looks at the rearview-mirror and doesn't recognize instantly it's an Aston Martin, they don't deserve to know it!".
  11. I don't take it that way... in fact, anyone still using anything but 1x (and, maybe, still 7sp1 and 8.1) ought to be called what? Sheeple? OS-challenged? Nor your either, I take it, neither mine, BTW... and the three of us, in case we do have more than our perverse hate of OS change in common, it might well be we usually write reasonably intelligible English.

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