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  1. Yep, I hit the same error message on chrome45, ff52esr, both on xp, and chrome78 on win7. I guess changing the time has become a top secret thing now that it needs proper certification to access. I wonder what the architects of the original http protocol and Internet design would think of all this nonsense--sure puts a block on the 'openness' that was originally planned into html.
  2. But I thought Cyndi Lauper always wore spandex? Or was that Madonna? I'll show myself out. Great to see how attentive the authors of these versions are to any issues. I don't think I've seen attention like this outside of paid enterprise-level support.
  3. You're welcome. :) If you have the same command or series of commands to run, you can also put them in a batch file or even make a multi-threaded batch file using the START command to precede certain commands.
  4. I operate my own community and am a mod on others so am well versed on this. The only real point behind those type of rules are when forum privileges/permission escalations are post-count based. I'm sure if it's an issue here, someone in an official capacity will be in touch with me.
  5. Yep, and most forum platforms have allowed this for better part of a decade. But I find them too cumbersome to fool with since I read and post in multiple tabs, posting as I go.
  6. You're welcome! Speed-battle is so quick and easy that I usually try it on every computer at a computer store with Internet, and then am still shocked how fast my xp systems are in comparison. :D Lite brite takes some time for sure if you use the 'all' mode, but the differences between a fast computer and a slower done are really impressive. There's also an easter egg if you press ctrl-d which brings up 'dean mode' which I think is a face of the author.
  7. This is going to be old school, but the commands FIND and FINDSTR from the command line are my usual go to for searching files for strings. :)
  8. Or just comment out the line from the .ini, so it's an easy uncomment for anyone that needs it. :)
  9. Neat test. I just tried this on my portable chrome 45 on xp on my e5-2630L system and the page loaded initially in 600ms+, but then with every refresh it got less until the best I could get out of it was 261ms. If you're using this test, definitely refresh many times and see what you get.
  10. Yeah, seeing winamp again like that was pretty awesome. I used to DJ with a buddy of mine back in the day with 2x winamps and laptops connected to a crossfading mixer. It was a pretty cool. Would also use a laptop in the card with a cassette adapter on long trips. :) That starwars avi is actually available via telnet at telehack.com. They also have an ascii aquarium which I just discovered is great for keeping rdp sessions from timing out over some wan links I deal with. :D
  11. I think like a lot of tests out there, the results depend on the hardware being used so they are not so good at being a test to compare system a to b versus system a pre-change and post-change. This is what I've generally used them for, especially Bmark as it is really gpu, browser, and cpu dependent. I will usually use speed-battle.com, Bmark, the octane test, penguinmark, lite brite test, motionmark, and a few others (and now antutu) to get a general idea of how a system is running before making changes.
  12. Neat test. I never heard of it so I tried it out on my win pen pack chrome 45 on my i7-2600k running xp that I'm RDPd into from a thin client--37260 on antutu. I wonder what the 360 builds would do on the same platform...
  13. Awesome example! As they say...a fool and his/her money are soon parted... :D
  14. What gets me is how amazingly cheap electricity can be even for high loads. I see people always dogging the Dell Poweredge 2950 and HP DL380 G5 as 'power hogs' that should be 'thrown away' and recommend some server that costs $200-$300. But when you break down the power savings between the 'newer' models and the older Dell or HP, you quickly see that 100w is like $5/mo and that it will take years to get the roi on the newer models if you're just looking at power, especially if the server is not on 24x7--but still no one gets that and these older Dell and HP servers tend to get thrown away regularly. :( Such powerful and stable xp platforms too!
  15. Sorry for the delayed reply! Never saw the post notification via email until now. :( I put the drive in an easystore enclosure that I obtained from someone that didn't need it. Ironically, since this post, I have successfully formatted both an 8TB WD Red and a 6TB WD Black to 4kn and are using them with a large mbr partition. Both drives also mount perfectly when connected to my WD nas. :)

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