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About Phyridean

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  • Birthday 05/25/1985

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  1. Share your name with everyone

    My name's Grant. We'll see if there are more than one of us on here...
  2. question, probably related to group policy

    No problem. Glad to have helped.
  3. question, probably related to group policy

    In group policy, go to User config->admin templates->control panel->display, and set "screen saver" to enabled, and "password protect the screen saver" which will enable the screen saver for the default timeout, and it will be locked. Also, if you don't want users changing the timeout, set the last option, "Screen saver timeout" to the appropriate number of seconds.
  4. My MSFN username stands for...

    "Phyridean" came from some illegible doodling I did in a history class five or so years ago. I went back to read it, and couldn't figure out what I'd said, except that it looked an awful lot like the name it came to be. Afterwards, I went back and added up the numerical values of each character (A=1, B=2, C=3, etc) and found that the sum was precisely 100. It's stuck ever since.
  5. Windows Live™ Messenger Invitation Topic

    @vinodh Thanks a lot!
  6. Windows Live™ Messenger Invitation Topic

    I wouldn't mind betatesting this myself, if anyone would be so kind as to send me an invite. phyridean [at] gmail.com
  7. New Computer!

    *ahem* when advice fails, go with an anecdote, I say. My friend was running on a cheap power supply. It exploded. I mean literally. Exploded. He's now waiting on a better replacement, and (because he doesn't have a spare) wondering if the motherboard and other components will be okay when it gets there. Save your components from an early death. Better to be safe than to have to put up a headstone that says "My dream rig. It was loved, and is now in that big LAN party in the sky"
  8. Backup software recommendations?

    DVDs are 4.7 GB last I checked, which works out to 159.8 GB (which is the same as 2x80 GB hard disks) It seems he needs 160 GB of data backed up. To me, that screams "hard drive" as compressing and decompressing that much data will take a long time. A 200 GB hard disk is quite cheap these days ($99 US), so I'd recommend that solution.
  9. Who would kick who's a**?

    Hmmm, true about the lightsaber. I think in my mind, they didn't have any weapons to defend with. EDIT: (apologies for the use of the american spelling...)
  10. Who would kick who's a**?

    Shoot obi and he dies...shoot neo, and, well...you know...
  11. Active Directory

    Actually, since Active Directory is a feature of Win2k and Win2k3, you'd be better off in that forum. (Just below the windows XP one)
  12. Google takes out your garbage for you!

    I don't think I'd consider this an indicator of the beta's stability, after all, it's a feature that was SUPPOSED to be there, and now they've finally got it working. When we migrated to Exchange 2003 at work from 5.5, we had a lot of users like Prathapml, with thousands of items in their deleted folders that they wanted to keep. We told them that we'd keep the messages on the old server, but not to expect that they'd remain. "They are deleted, after all," we told them. Few of them listened In any case, I'm sorry for your loss, Prathapml. Data loss like that is unpleasant.
  13. about:blank for me on my laptop. A lot of the time I'm on a 1.4 kbps connection through my cell phone, so even google wastes time. For anything hooked to an ethernet line, though, gets google
  14. Force Windows Update

    wuauclt /detectnow is the microsoft supported one.
  15. Vista Beta 2 Dead

    I should point out that RTM means "release to manufacturing," that is, that they send copies to computer manufacturers so that they can put it on new computers. I think Vista's RTM is supposed to be sometime at the end of third quarter 2006, or beginning of fourth quarter?