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Koishi Komeiji

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  1. There's also the megatools CLI utility which has an XP-specific build, go check it out. :P
  2. Given Server 2012 R2 has the same EOL date as R1, I doubt it, unless some embedded version is supported. MS want to desperately kill off anything that's below the current release of Windows 10, essentially pulling a Firefox with the 'rolling release on top of ancient codebase' mechanic which introduces obvious stability problems.
  3. On a side note it's worth noting there's definitely some weird polling going on with Google/YT - whenever a copyright claim or Content ID match is made on a video it seems to 'restrict' something. Not really sure what exactly, but it seems like a lot of the YouTube downloaders which don't essentially download the video to their own server beforehand, fail on any Content ID-matched videos instead simply erroring or returning a video with no sound whatsoever. Might be some use to someone out there, I find it rather intriguing that this happens with any of them that clearly use the YouTube API or whatever to retrieve the direct URL. I've also had the weird 'can't view my own videos' thing in the web interface from a non-Gmail account as well at some point (2016 or so?) which seems to be somewhat related. As for your videos supposedly 'screwing up' over the years that's likely down really to YT re-encoding them from [original format pre-upload] to FLV [whatever that used] to H.264/AAC-192CBR+WEBM/AAC-192CBR. I will still never understand why HTML5 didn't specify a single damn codec, WEBM/WEBP is completely useless and MP4 is inefficient as a container format: probably some sort of lobbyist behaviour over at the Google/CrApple department with them going "WAAAAHHH THAT'S MY CODEC!!!11!11!1!111!1" or something to be honest as one of the draft specs did specify Ogg Theora, then this was removed in 2007 with no explanation as to why. Flash, regardless of its security holes, could at least play H.264/AAC no problem, dunno why no one couldn't just use Flash and then serve the MP4 to the Apple devices lol. That said, an open alternative was needed, just not one so poorly implemented :/ Also lol I've seen you over at board2 @kuja killer - interesting coincidence (I just lurk as I have no reason to register lol, but I thought I recognised your username!)
  4. This immediately just reminded me of this and given we're targeting Windows XP it's amusingly fitting (plus right after was the infamous 'PINGAS' scene...)
  5. I've never heard of anyone doing this but I am curious if using any of the early Longhorn WinPE's and modding them would work in such a case seeing how close they are to NT 5.2. It'd involve a lot of work, but it'd be a rather interesting project for certain heh.
  6. They've mainstreamed it in the past couple of years since they realised they killed off the traditional forum singlehandedly for good.
  7. If you're referring to those like they have on private/corporate networks (say, college wifi) then that's doable, I've done it before. It's just a complete mess, it took me a good half hour to figure it out and I don't remember how now.
  8. Windows XP x64 Edition = NT 5.2 (Server 2003 x64), essentially couid be considered a 'consumer edition' SKU of sorts as a response to the Athlon 64's release to home users. @TECHGEEK Pentium D is horribly inefficient, but yeah Windows 7 definitely tends to be a hog compared to Vista SP1/2 (as @Dixel pointed out, SP1 performs pretty decently, it's just the RTM that has issues which were mainly hardware related at the time). In fact 7 is honestly just a marketing term for a re-issue of Vista...
  9. I still think deep down we all want to be part of a band, it's just that individual success has overtaken because of the likes of social media and the likes :/ Ooooh that's pretty amazing, got any particular tunes on hand you could share? haha Yeah. There was definitely a focus on lightweight and fast up until what, about 2016 or so? It was slowly slipping away from about 2012 onwards to be fair but because of the huge abundance of younger people who could legally be tracked by corporate media I suspect they wanted to shove as much of that down the later generations' throats to ensure social media monopolised our minds... I'm pretty worried, stuff like Discord (which basically breaks in anything that isn't Chromium based) essentially took over a lot of the 'independent communities' I used to frequent, and even the older people who were on forums for years 'switched over'. That never particularly sat well with me given how social media has been gradually stripping away customisation features and 'subgroup-like' features especially in the past few years (think how Facebook basically abandoned Groups for Pages and Twitter killed the ability for a user to have a custom colour on their profile page). It's trying to tell us to all be the same, and to stick to the same few sites, isn't it? And because most of people are so used to it they just buy into it instead of looking for alternative platforms anymore...
  10. @MS-Russia Apologies, I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions :/
  11. Why are you continuing to use a modified version of Windows XP? I'm unsure if @dencorso's ban on you was completely in order, you don't seem too awful of a user from what I've seen so far and given where you're from you probably picked up some modified copy without really thinking about its origin/legality. Still, there's a rule about multiple accounts here and I don't know what happened after that post (if any PMs were sent around by you or whatever) so it's not really up to me to decide or anything as I just semi-lurk :|
  12. Ah, thanks for the clarification @win32 :3 I don't deal with 2K at all myself, I just wanted to help out in some way and searching for that file took a little while. Had to google the executable's name and one of the only results was that link on this forum from another post half a year ago asking for it...
  13. Ironically I prefer this to most news websites and that should say a lot lol. (Also why does a site trying to emulate 90s Geocities stereotypes use a valid HTTPS certificate?) What about the dropdown links that used to then pop up in a new window, which most browsers will block. There's one on the bottom of xeogaming.org, a mostly dormant forum from 2005 running a modified AcmlmBoard 1.92.
  14. https://www.jumpjet.info/Application-Software/Windows/Programming/1/dotNET/NetFX35W2KRC3a.zip This is for vanilla 2000, no KernelEx. Found it by searching the executable's name and it returned a backup link, just tried it and it seems to work here
  15. Windows 10: The 'ow' starts now

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    2. Win10-Hater


      I used Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15 3567 (my secondary laptop) with an Intel core i3 6006u, 4 GB RAM and a Toshiba 5400 rpm HDD, and it was eating up all it could, it was horrible!! Now I have Windows 8.1 (I even used Windows 7 on that laptop) and it is very fast compared to Win10 or even 7. Don't you think?

    3. Koishi Komeiji

      Koishi Komeiji

      8.1 is surprisingly well optimised, it's probably the best out of the NT 6.x line. Vista SP2 comes in second place I'd say. But yeah, 4GB RAM and a 5400RPM SATA drive on Windows 10 is just asking for trouble due to the invasive telemetry querying things as well as the pagefile being in constant use.

    4. Win10-Hater


      8.1 is the perfect mix of traditional and modern stuff. It has many useful features such as fast startup, delaying updates up to 2 days etc. Vista is the second best only by a really tiny margin to me too because it does not have fast startup (but I don't really need this as my primary Vista laptop has an SSD) or delay of update installation of up to 2 days (only up to 4 hrs). 

      Otherwise, Vista and 8.1 are equally good to me.

  16. Is unofficial SP5 installed as well as Update Rollup 2 ? https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26843 Going by the OP I can't tell if you have already, a quick search returned this :p
  17. Serpent is 52, for certain. And I guess that makes some sense... yeah that and the user's specs would come into play here :p @roytam1 Are there any plans to deviate in any way from the upstream projects past branding and compatibility for things on your part? I'm pretty sure you got K-Meleon's endorsement (and in fact I remember mentioning your fork when it started to someone who took an interest as they always found the embeddable thing interesting)
  18. And I guess this is a good example of 'site doesn't actually want to support Firefox and instead will contribute to the Blinkopolisation of the Internet' @Dylan Cruz, Good call on the domain mail thing too, I've tried that before and it's pretty good for free imo especially as Zoho killed their services...
  19. I see another fan of the green Luna theme :O Worth mentioning Avast/AVG are owned by the same company and they have a good track record for keeping definitions for older systems, the last Avast client for 2k worked for ages if I remember right
  20. I thought upstream PM forked from 24 and then had to fork from the 38 codebase? Either way I'm surprised roytam still never rebranded the browser series properly given the threats over at the PM forums, they're known for this behaviour which is sadly why I never want to touch another Goanna based browser again, that and the lag issues I've been having compared to even old Chromium versions :<
  21. Even more oddly the 'custom' useragent setting says Chrome 61, and doesn't bother to detect NT 5.2/WoW64 correctly. As for 360ee, it doesn't seem to work on XP x64 just throwing a 'aw snap' error :/
  22. Providing you're actually able to execute the download without having to go through a bunch of hurdles to get there (trying multiple different browsers/configurations and whatnot), which was essentially my point when it came to MEGA - you can't simply wget your way to victory like you can most other places even if you had another device and hand-copied the URL, for instance. (Which is something I've had to do quite a few times lol.) I was more getting at the fact that interacting with MEGA basically requires you to interact with its horrendous web UI or use megatools on the command line. Posting a torrent link would be a lot easier to share a pirated file as a matter of fact, at least I can use whatever client I damn well want lol and it won't throttle me... The latter of which wasn't obvious to me initially and that basically annoyed me enough to warrant creating this thread. In regards to the whole piracy thing? Yeah lots of providers host pirated content, but for some reason (and going by people I've spoke to in warez circles, one in particular) MEGA is the most popular followed by either Google Drive or those weird RapidShare/MegaUpload-esque ones that throttle your download speed unless you have a premium account yourself. There's clearly a reason why this is the case tbh, probably where it's hosted and the fact the connection is 'further encrypted' than most of the others, but what does it matter when the government (and several big mostly US-based companies and govt funded organisations) log all your requests in the first place no matter what - unless you happen to be the likes of Dominic Cummings and want to get your eyes tested at Barnard Castle? "Compatibility with older clients is not an issue, so I don't really see what the fuss is about anyways." I guess this depends on what you're supposed to be serving to audience-wise. An interesting take for a 'general audience' (say, for a small business) could be to redirect requests that aren't taken <=TLS1.2 to a security reminder page or something instead, I don't know - just to essentially help less technically inclined users. This could also be interesting of a way to stop some spam requests from being successful since they'd attempt connecting from older clients (without country blocking too so it would be friendlier in this case). Just a thought I guess. "I don't have any opinion on this, but a little side note. I own a little intel compute stick with intel Atom and 2gb of ram. I once was downloading 12gb file from mega with chrome and it was just fine. I don't think that it is really that resource heavy, but I could be wrong." @Jaguarek62 I did something like this in 2016 or so with Firefox and couldn't actually touch the PC for about twenty minutes, I thought it was gonna bloody explode or something - it just literally froze and the fan was spinning so much I... dijsgbsnsdjkkn "Personally like yandex disk" @TheSaga Yeah, Yandex overall seems to generally have decent to good 'legacy browser' support - they're the only email account provider I can actually think of who have a lite version that actually fully works on Opera Mini (J2ME) and given I use that myself as well as XP x64... Offtopic but Is it weird I feel like your username would just sound great as a British post-punk / glam-metal rock band name? Thanks for the support on the thread either way
  23. >Expecting Oracle to improve anything and not screw stuff up LOL let's not forget OpenOffice.org, ksplice, MySQL, Java VM / Google lawsuit, OpenSolaris, etc. (oh and the fact Red Hat had to make their patch info less detailed because of Oracle Linux essentially rebadging RHEL and charging for inferior support) - and this was just from the Sun acquisition alone... this reddit (ew) thread says so much stuff like how they buy management software and rip out support for databases other than their own, forcing companies to use theirs
  24. win32 and WinClient5270 use it on the Vista side of things if I'm not mistaken, as does greenhillmaniac. I shouldn't need to jump a bunch of hurdles to download a single file on a fresh install, I thought the whole point of the site was to make life easier lol. Also in general mega.nz is just a horrible clusterduck of a platform on low end hardware and demonstrates... almost everything that's wrong with the modern web. archive.org might be useful, even if it's slow, its possible to make a torrent on there which is extremely useful on a side note - heinoganda using zippyshare is also somewhat tolerable apart from the fact they blocked some countries for whatever reason (the UK is one of them)
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