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About ThomasW

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  1. Hello all, Today I got back on my ThinkPad to visit Twitter. When they changed to their new interface, I had been getting pop-ups telling me that my Web browser wasn't supported, and while annoying, I could easily dismiss them. Attached to this message is what I was greeted with today: a hard block. Has anyone else gotten this? I was already sending the Firefox 52.9 user agent string; I tried others, and got the same result. Thanks, Thomas
  2. Has anyone gotten the YouTube live chat to work with any of these Windows NT 5.x-compatible user agents or strings?
  3. Does anyone here use the IceApe Suite with a synchronization server? There seem to be a few different types of servers for Mozilla suites, so I'm pretty confused. Any pointers appreciated!
  4. Hi there, No need to use old Firefox! Try Roytam's Basilisk! https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/
  5. I'm intrigued by this hardware firewall thing — I just use the standard Windows Firewall, and I'm curious what the benefit of a physical one is!
  6. Indeed — the dental offices I've been to all do similarly — use software written for Windows (running in some Citrix program) on Mac OS X. The dental school I go to now apparently spends all their money on buying everyone brand new top-of-the-line Intel Macintoshes capable of the latest 3-D graphics so they can run dental and scheduling software written in 1995 for Windows 95. (The Citrix program they use provides the Windows 95 interface btw; not Windows XP)
  7. While I still don't understand why something known as a "Site-Specific-User-Agent-Override (SSUAO)" begins with "general.useragent.override", but regardless, as of now, I am happy to confirm that this trick also works in Feodor2's Centaury! (build of Basilisk Web browser for Windows XP) Also, to be more specific, Discord (at least at this moment in time) is not at all bothered by reporting "Windows NT 5.1" as part of the user agent, and it will happily note that I'm using Windows XP! Feodor2 intelligently uses the "%OS_SLICE%" variable instead of pretending to be Windows 7 or somet
  8. Hello to all! I have gotten a new 4 TB WD external USB HDD and have read this thread and whatever else I could find to figure out how to get it working. I found the WD Quick Formatter, and was glad to see the Windows XP compatibility option and I thought that would solve all my problems by doing what it does, I assume with the Master File Table and NTFS with its special sector size trickery. The next day, I found that besides using this for backups and general storage, my sister had all the home videos digitized which I wanted — on her MacBook. As many here likely know, the Macinto
  9. Oh definitely! I was just pointing out that SNI is another very common reason which seems much less discussed! I like what I see on your Website from my main Web browser; some really compelling copy, though it's blocking me from Internet Explorer — are you blocking all visitors over HTTP as well?! D: Seems rather contrary to the copy on your site! 🙃
  10. Unfortunately,I think it's often the lack of SNI perhaps even more than the TLS version that makes Websites deny Internet Explorer. It's the unfortunate difficulty of dealing with software that wasn't up to par even when it came out eleven years ago!
  11. @siria if it wasn't clear, I would think that the YouTube-dl program would work pretty well for your use case since it sounds like you're just looking to extract the videos from the page at this point. To find the available formats, use: "youtube-dl --list-formats %VideoURL%", or "-F"! [case sensitive] and then pick the one you want, e.g.: "youtube-dl -f 18 %VideoURL%" Did none of the alternative Invidious instances work for you? (that seems a lot nicer to me for casual viewing since it's a Website rather than a downloader program) The good thing about youtube-dl though is th
  12. Wow that's awesome ED_Sln — excited to try that once I get my system backed up properly!
  13. I don't think you really have to "force" anything — it's a very common way to set up Windows XP (and as you pointed out, in Windows Server 2003, it's actually the default! You can just switch to "Windows Classic Style" in Display Properties (and then make sure to switch color scheme from to "Windows Classic" or something else of your choosing [anything other than that cold, awful, grey "Windows Standard scheme"]!) For the login, you just go to the standard Webby Windows XP User Accounts control panel applet, click "Change the way users log on or off", and uncheck "Use the Welcome scr
  14. Wow that's a good point; I remember those live previews working in version 1 now back one of the first times they switched me to it, probably in 2017! I just checked out Invidious, the alternative YouTube GUI, as suggested earlier, and was surprised to discover that it's shutting down in a month and the original/main developer is giving it up! Fortunately, since it's open source, even though the main/original instance is shutting down, there are a number of others. While there is a lot I like about it (it's *so* much faster and lighter than the new YouTube interface, probably ev
  15. Isn't the only version of Google Chrome for Windows XP incredibly old and outdated by now? I'm honestly surprised that works at all if you're on XP!
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