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  1. is it manditory  to do License Renewal for (nod)

    Do you mean to continue to get updates be it software or virus defs? You need your username/password to download virus defs and to get commercial version updates so at the end of your 1 year license you're dead in the water w/o renewing.


  2. My first year of college [numerous years ago now] I didn't sleep for the first week. So, for me the record is 7 days. By day 3 or 4 I was already having issues with cognitive function. Unfortunately once you hit the wall and you get your second wind you can't fall asleep even if you wanted.


  3. I loved Deus Ex when it came out. I played it right through to the end. It's one of the games that actually managed to hook me. I grabbed Deus Ex: Invisible War about 2-3 months ago and although the graphics are better I just couldn't get into it as much as I did the first game.


  4. I am using Kaspersky ATM, although I am already thinking about switch again. I don't like NAV's patch behaviour, although I am not able to tell you why ;-)

    Kaspersky seems to be a very good AV program, but it is anoying to see my hardisk working overtime at every windows startup. I need to wait 5 minutes before I can even think about using my computer, which is kind of odd as I am using a notebook. A quick workaround is sending my NB to hibernate, but I usually forget to do so ;-)


    I always liked Kaspersky and I still do but I, too, have a few issues with it. They made it a bit more friendly with the 5.x releases, at least. I've used Kaspersky since around the tim v3.x was released.

    For the heck of it I tried out Eset NOD32 and I'm quite happy with how it behaves. I also have F-Prot, Kaspersky, eTrust, and The Cleaner. I'm of the paranoid type and I always like to confirm and cross-check results. Besides, each AV tends to have its strong points and weak points. Multiple programs allow you to overlap your protection and reduce overall weaknesses. I generally only run AVs on-demand but I've switched to using NOD32 when I want to run a real-time scanner.

    Check out the trial version of it :)


  5. What, you guys across the pond haven't jumped on the American low-carb bandwagon yet? I'm SO surprised... :)

    I'm in the US and sick of the whole low carb fad, already. Blah blah. All you see is low carb this and low carb that. Hey, did you know water is low in carbs? *rolls his eyes* Just wait til you start seeing that printed on the water bottles. Kinda like when the whole low sodium fad hit about 15 yrs ago. All the foods that never had sodium in them anyway started advertising themselves as low salt. No s**t!! LOL.

    Carbs are important, anyway, you just have to eat everything in moderation and exercise.


  6. downloaded SP2 and installed it came back on and tried too video connect and it wouldn't connect. disabled the Windows firewall and still didn't work. so now i'm uninstallin SP2  :rolleyes:  :)

    Why is video connect so important too me? cause my GF is on the other side of the country and its only way i can talk/see her :D once were together though i'll give SP2 another try but until then SP1!

    It may or may not be purely an individual software incompatibility. One video/voice program I found that worked well when it comes to restrictions (ie firewalls) was Eyeball Chat. It's been awhile since it was updated but it still functions quite nicely and has a lot of flexibility as far as video quality vs bandwidth.

    I haven't updated to SP2 yet [so I cannot confirm if Eyeball works with it] and won't be doing so until I've seen the reactions of other people and I've had a chance to test it on my slush system.

  7. I used to use Maxtor drives exclusively. Suddenly I had repeated corruptions until one drive died altogether and through further testing another drive died. In total I had 3 Maxtor drives in the span of 2 months and they weren't more than 3 years old.

    The local stores stopped carrying Maxtor and now tend to exclusively carry WD and I figured I'd grab a WD with the 8 meg buffer and I've had flawless use with it. Since then the only drives I buy are WD with the 8 meg buffer with no problems.

    Of course every person will experience things differently depending on their setup, the enivornment of the computer and it's location, etc. I, personally, will never own another Maxtor drive as I consider them to be less than garbage.

  8. Panda??? s***!! It's so bad that virus don't even bother to fool it when infecting a computer: it won't find the virus anyway!

    Where's Kaspersky Antivirus?

    Agreed that I was surprised to not see KAV. It's always been great but the 4.x version left a lot to be desired. The 5.x version has been simplified and dumbed down so even Norton users can understand it. [i'm joking sorta!! No offense intended].

    Good to see eTrust EZ AV and F-Prot listed, though. Both decent programs. AVG refuses to work for me anymore for some unknown problem so I refuse to use it. Panda... just ewwww.

    Norton has a new security flaw even freakin' day now, it seems. Hopefully they fix all those issues soon cuz there are a whole lot of people using the software.

  9. Thanks. That's from a Stepen R. Donaldson fantasy series. 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever". I'm not really a big fan of fantasy, but this series is excellent.

    In reply to The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant... definitely a great series. Unfortunately I found the second Chronicles to be not nearly as good as the first.

    In reply to this thread as a whole... we're talking about Compaq here. I would expect nothing less from them than a method to make a restore anything but easy or quick.

    The last I knew they still charged you money to tell you the key to unlock a recovery disc to fix a problem yourself and God forbid they tell you what kind of generic hardware they put into their systems (ie a modem) so that you can download the correct drivers yourself.

  10. #3. Had nothing to do with Ohio

    Actually, the power outage did have to do with Ohio even though it was initially detected in Michigan. From Michigan the problem then spread along the main grid into Ohio. The station in Ohio, under the undervoltage conditions, should have disconnected itself from the rest of the grid thereby containing the loss to Michigan and portions of Ohio. Because the Ohio station failed to disconnect itself, like it was supposed to, the cascading failure spread into NY and elsewhere along the grid.

    I haven't seen information to contradict this series of events yet. We'll see.

  11. A hint that a lot of people don't know :

    If you get that  :) screen, saying "Windows will reboot in ..:.."

    Press Start, Run and type

    shutdown /a

    Not to step on your toes but it's "shutdown -a" not "shutdown /a".

    I had this patch installed when it first was released but sadly it seems 99% of people did not and I've spent the last 3 days helping friends out with it.

  12. That is some crazy stuff!

    How will his congregation look when he can't pay anymore?  The best way to get people into your church, I have found, is to go out and get their groceries for them when they can't afford it, visit them in the hospital, remember their birthdays, etc.  People are drawn more to kindness than money.

    Well said and I absolutely agree!

  13. Why not get your camera, get a USB media card reader transfer your image files that way from camera to PC and call it a day?

    Agreed. I got a Canon digital cam and this is what I do. It's WAY easier. Just make sure you unplug the reader when you don't need it. It raises hell with Apple Quicktime saying there is no disk in drive X. Blah.

  14. I had problems finding any links to the new MSN6 compatible beta on the website. Other sites have listed the newer releases along with download links, thankfully. Btw, 2.20.48 is out even though the software section on MSFN says 2.20.46 is the latest. The download link should still be the same, though. Disregard the 2045 in the filename.

    Umm... but does this MP2 work for MSN 6.0 ????? :)

    Yes. All the 2.20.xx builds were based upon working with MSN Messenger 6 as far as I am aware. MP2 2.20.xx has now gone gold with version 2.20.52.

    Note: The version numbers show up differently from within MP2 itself and on the website. MP2 2.20.52 is the same as MP2 2.20.0052. This is somewhat silly IMO but oh well.

    Messenger Plus! Extension 2.20.52 news release.

    Messenger Plus! Extension 2.20.52 release notes:

    "MSN Messenger 6 full compatibility. It demanded an enormous amount of work, due to the fact that Microsoft did several things that prevented Messenger Plus! to work with this new version of Messenger (I have no idea if this was intentional or not)..."

    Messenger Plus! Extension download page.

  15. The new version of MP2 is out..



    I had problems finding any links to the new MSN6 compatible beta on the website. Other sites have listed the newer releases along with download links, thankfully. Btw, 2.20.48 is out even though the software section on MSFN says 2.20.46 is the latest. The download link should still be the same, though. Disregard the 2045 in the filename.

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