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  1. In addition to the recommendation to update the RAM, what helped my wife's laptop was to change the HD for an SSD. I was thinking I would have to also do a clean install to really see a difference, but merely cloning her drive to an SSD changed things from being intolerable to being as fast as my desktop system. The laptop is now as much of a joy to use as it was when it was brand new. Absolutely incomparable to the agony it had become. I'm sure a clean install would also help, but currently not necessary. Cheers and Regards
  2. Interesting internal design. I assume the blade is discolored from decades of use? And the plastic "surround" on either side of the blade is meant to protect little fingers? Or is the blade itself also plastic? From your first pic I thought it was rather flat, but it's actually kinda square. Just out of curiosity, it would be interesting to see a pic showing how it interacted with the envelope to be opened. You mentioning a screwdriver version triggered something in my memories. I might have had one like that myself back in the day, LOL Surprisingly, to me, when searching, most "lett
  3. Sorry, Den, I don't remember that one. I assume it slides apart to expose the blade? Since my memory failed me, I tried both of Google's image search tools - https://www.google.com/advanced_image_search - and - https://www.google.com/searchbyimage/upload - and Yandex's - https://yandex.com/images/search? - which I've often had more success with, but no luck. The image you provided unfortunately looks too much like various nail files, car reflectors, wax spreaders, leather cutting tools, or Japanese carving blades with brass covers. You might have more success since you know more about th
  4. Thank you, @hpwamr, for this wonderful reference for sharing files! Might I ask for an additional, and parallel, set of recommendations? That would be specifically for shared images. Some of your above recommendations might be able to fill this request, but different sites might be required. Yes, all of the above would work if you treat the images just as a file, and that's fine, but if you want to share an image that will be displayed in a forum post like you used imgur.com above in the first post of this thread, for example, then different requirements come into play. I can think of a f
  5. Actually, each post is numbered, (your last post above is comment #1184077), but they are not numbered consecutively. One way to find the post number is to simply hover over the post header, either on the far right where it says "report post" or on the left where it shows the time/date that the post occurred, and then look down in your browser's status bar, or wherever it shows the link address that you are hovering over, to see the post number as the last part of the address of the link. Cheers and Regards
  6. Since @submix8c: was referring to an individual (?), then POS must mean Person of Substance. What that substance is shall remain unsaid. EDIIT: By the way, reboot.pro is back up for me, at lease at this moment.
  7. No disrespect, @dencorso, but like @Wunderbar98, I also agree that it seems that @siriaMIGHT have a point. It is always nice when the developer does what he can to make things easier for the user, especially when that includes adding things that were not included in the original release, or improving things that were. However, also like @Wunderbar98, and you, I agree that "Developers can do what they want" and I also very much appreciate @roytam1's work. So I guess a question might be whether there is any reason NOT to implement the suggestions of @siriaand @Wunderbar98, is it practical t
  8. Yep. I was also impressed with vcopy: ------------------------------------ Why vcopy? The primary benefit to using vcopy is that it preserves all timestamps and NTFS compression and encryption attributes, when possible. Normally, copy operations will fail to preserve any of the timestamps on directories and the creation and access timestamps on files. Especially in the case of directory timestamps, this default copy behavior wreaks havoc on people who depend on their files and directory trees having meaningful timestamps. You can also suppress and strip out certain file att
  9. I had found a very small and fast program to generate md5 files for files or folders a long time ago, discussed here - https://msfn.org/board/topic/162476-looking-for-a-vbs-script-to-generate-md5-of-a-file/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-1034865 - and mentioned here - https://msfn.org/board/topic/180747-possible-to-do-this-batch-without-using-a-temporary-file/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-1175225, but I couldn't remember where I got it. @jaclazhad found an extremely similar one, but its author was also unknown. Well, I finally figured out where it came from. It is part of a distribution of ha
  10. For what its worth, I've been a member at MDL for many years, since 2010, so long I no longer remember if there was a hassle back when I signed up. I just wanted to say that I have NEVER gotten a single email from them for any reason whatsoever. With that experience, I wouldn't worry about getting spammed by them. also, AFAIK, there are many members from here that are also members there, so overall I trust them and their website.
  11. I thought it was just me. Yeah, I'm getting the same behavior that started today. I'm on a Chrome variant. Cheers and Regards
  12. @Snear, you say that those disks "work" on the one "magical" XP system, but don't on the other XP systems or on Win7. When you try them on those other systems, do you move the sharkoon drive bay to those other systems, or do you connect the drives to those other systems in some other manner? Cheers and Regards
  13. Aaahhh! Without the "extra" space, there wouldn't be a "2nd" item for the FOR to find and trip the ERROR part of the code. That is clever! Thanks for the explanation, and the links. Cheers and Regards
  14. Hey guys, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this and respond. First, @jaclaz I guess I'm not that clever. I even changed the line to... FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=<>:/|?*" %%? IN ("!DlP! ") DO (ECHO ERROR- "%%?" -- "!Dlp!") FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=<>:/|?*" %%? IN ("!DlP!") DO (ECHO ERROR- "%%?" -- "!Dlp!") FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=<>:/|?*" %%? IN (" !DlP! ") DO (ECHO ERROR- "%%?" -- "!Dlp!") FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=<>:/|?*" %%? IN (" !DlP!") DO (ECHO ERROR- "%%?" -- "!Dlp!") FOR /F "tokens=2 delims=<>:/|?*" %%? IN ("!DlP! ")
  15. @Wunderbar98, Please don't take this a criticism of your choices, but rather as gentle teasing: You insist on using "pure" vanilla Win 98, which we know is strictly your choice and not a requirement. Though as @siria reminds us, you think that Win 98+Linux is OK, and you don't have an issue with using ClassicNick modifications to RetroZilla, which is a modified version of an outdated version of FireFox. So modified versions of Apps are OK. I'm just trying to understand your thought process regarding the definition of "pure", and how that ties in with the definition of consistency. Especia
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