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Lord d'Eath
Posted on: Jul 26 2009, 08:27 AM


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Moving to WLM.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2009, 06:43 PM


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Need to pester an admin, not a mod msn_happy.gif Mods can only do stuff with threads/posts, and a few changes to member profiles (warnings and editing stuff like signature and website URL) - only admins can change usernames and delete accounts.

Will get right on this, though msn_happy.gif
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Posted on: Jun 5 2009, 09:09 AM


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Assuming you're running Windows, just go into control panel -> printers, right-click the printer in question and hit "share". Go through the wizard and you'll be done. Then you just need to connect to that printer from other computers (done in a number of ways - either by typing "\\<PRINTER-SHARING COMPUTER NAME>" [e.g. \\mypc], going to the "printers" share and then installing the printer that should hopefully be listed there, or by using the Add Printer Wizard from control panel -> printers on the client PCs).

Hopefully I haven't misunderstood, and your problem really is as simple as that msn_happy.gif
  Forum: Daily Chat · Post Preview: #177759 · Replies: 2 · Views: 5,997

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Posted on: May 4 2009, 01:16 PM


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If you want to copy discs, there are much better ways to do it than a PC with a couple of burners - there are specialised machines with half a dozen disc drives.

I'd have to agree with you in general, though msn_wink.gif
  Forum: Technology & News · Post Preview: #177614 · Replies: 484 · Views: 149,353

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Posted on: May 3 2009, 07:55 AM


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12GB RAM is pretty cheap (even DDR3), and decent operating systems (inc. Vista) will use whatever free RAM you have for caching. When I upgrade to a Core i7 system this summer/autumn, I'll no doubt get 12GB DDR3.

4TB space... I'd have to agree with you. I have 3.5TB in my server, but that's hosting half a dozen virtual machines and is full of backups of other machines. And some of that is mirrored in LVM, reducing the actual usable space. And there's over 1TB free space, too. In a desktop machine, 4TB is almost certainly a waste of money & electricity (even if the disks themselves aren't hugely expensive).

The two BluRay burners I can't figure out, either, unless he's planning on making a huge amount of discs and therefore wants to burn two at once...

What's wrong with the high end graphics card? Sure it's a waste of money, but hardcore gamers do that all the time.

I'm more concerned about the Core i7 965 EE. I dunno where Juggles lives, but here I'm looking at ~840 (US$1250) for one of those, compared to ~230 (US$340) for a Core i7 920, with there being surprisingly little performance difference between them (3.2GHz for the 965 vs 2.66GHz for the bottom-end 920). That is the biggest waste of money, here msn_wink.gif
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Posted on: Apr 28 2009, 06:45 PM


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No such tools exist that I know of. As you say, if someone had logged in with her account on another computer, the history would have been stored there instead of on your daughter's computer.

One thing to bear in mind is that it is very easy for someone to copy someone else's name and make it look as if someone said something that they didn't. Someone your daughter was talking to could have changed their screen name to whatever it is that your daughter uses as her screen name, sent the message, then changed their name back. If we're talking about an insulting message sent to its target (i.e. "You are <random insult>" rather than "I think that <someone> is <random insult>"), that seems unlikely, though - why would they be insulting themselves? Of course, the exception to this is in a multi-person conversation (between 3+ people).

It's also possible that if she's had a friend round recently, the friend could have sent that message while she was out of the room, or similar. It's worth considering.

I'd say that, while it's no doubt possible that your daughter didn't say what you believe she did, in all likelihood, she probably did.
  Forum: Windows Live Messenger · Post Preview: #177585 · Replies: 2 · Views: 1,349

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Posted on: Apr 18 2009, 07:55 AM


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Do you use Messenger Plus! and have its "override font" option enabled? The one in Preferences -> Conversations -> Formatting -> "Override the font used by my contacts by default (if different from my own)". Since you can customise the font that it overrides with, that option may be causing the behaviour you describe.
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Posted on: Apr 12 2009, 06:21 AM


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Or just read my goddamn sticky thread and avoid bumping 3 year old topics for little reason msn_happy.gif
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Posted on: Apr 11 2009, 08:40 AM


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QUOTE (goku262002 @ Apr 11 2009, 06:07 AM) *
2. i have 78 contacts. what that really lag it?

54 contacts isn't lagging mine at all. Get a better computer? Or use a third party client that isn't so pretty.

QUOTE (goku262002 @ Apr 11 2009, 06:07 AM) *
3. Still what is it and what does it have to do with my messenger? Why does it eat up soo much space?

Define "so much space". On this computer it's using 8,580K memory, which is less than a quarter of the amount that WLM's using and 0.0028% of my computer's total RAM, so it's not exactly worth worrying about.
  Forum: Windows Live Messenger · Post Preview: #177488 · Replies: 5 · Views: 2,522

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Posted on: Apr 10 2009, 11:11 AM


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QUOTE (TheSteve @ Apr 10 2009, 01:53 AM) *
Who said the passwords were encrypted?

They always used to be, back in the MSNM7 days. I don't see why they would have stopped doing so.
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Posted on: Apr 9 2009, 07:52 AM


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QUOTE (level42 @ Apr 1 2009, 08:24 PM) *
I don't think Windows 7 should have that options, the OS should be solid enough to handle the apps be default the way they were meant to be ....

It isn't the OS' fault. If something requires a compatibility mode to be enabled, it's usually because it was written using undocumented parts of the Windows API, or using things that were deprecated years ago... It's entirely the developers' fault msn_tongue.gif

And don't forget that MS could easily have not put in Compatibility Mode at all... Be thankful that the option exists msn_wink.gif
  Forum: Windows Live Messenger · Post Preview: #177392 · Replies: 4 · Views: 2,783

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Posted on: Apr 9 2009, 07:50 AM


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QUOTE (kompion @ Apr 7 2009, 07:37 PM) *
Hi, I'm sure this questions must have been asked before but I can't find the answer anywhere.

Not as far as I know msn_happy.gif

QUOTE (kompion @ Apr 7 2009, 07:37 PM) *
As yet I haven't set up any port forwarding for messenger as I gather that would prevent them from logging in.

That would depend on which ports you forwarded. WLM hasn't officially used specific ports for a long time (see also my announcement), and instead uses UPnP to forward ports dynamically as and when they are needed. I think that you would have to specifically forward *all* (1-65535) ports to stop them logging in, and even then it might not - that would depend on your router's implementation, I think. I have once broken all Internet access to everyone else behind my router by forwarding all ports, but forwarding the ports that are traditionally used by WLM hasn't ever broken anything.

QUOTE (kompion @ Apr 7 2009, 07:37 PM) *
Is there any chance that messages/video or audio calls might get sent to the wrong computer?

Absolutely no chance at all, as I explain below.

QUOTE (kompion @ Apr 7 2009, 07:37 PM) *
If more than one of us was logged into WLM how does the router know which internal IP is associated with each messenger account?

Through the magic of NAT! I won't go into details, but you can research NAT (Network Address Translation) yourself if you want to. Basically, once one machine initiates a connection to a given IP address on a given port, the router remembers that that connection exists and its details, then forwards packets matching that IP address & port to the internal machine that first initiated the connection.

QUOTE (kompion @ Apr 7 2009, 07:37 PM) *
I can see how it would work if my computer sends out a request and it is answered, but if it's just an inbound request, like when someone starts a conversation with one of us, then will it always find its destination?

Even inbound requests are internally achieved as an outbound request. Messenger keeps one TCP connection open to the "notification" server, and that connection is where the WLM network sends details of contacts logging on, changing their names, etc.. That same connection is also used when a new conversation is started: the notification server sends a message to your WLM client saying that there's a new conversation starting, and your client then initiates a connection to a new server to handle the conversation. At no point do the Messenger servers initiate connections to your computer.

With file transfers, voice chat and webcam, it's a slightly different situation. The request/notification will go through the existing conversation connection. The two clients will then negotiate how to connect to each other. If one side is publically accessible (either having all the necessary ports forwarded or being directly connected to the 'net), that side can listen for a connection initiated by the other side. If both sides are behind NAT, however, they will have to try and use UPnP to forward a port temporarily. If one side successfully uses UPnP to do that, that side can listen for incoming connections, just like it could if it was publically accessible already. If neither side can use UPnP to make itself visible, problems occur. With a file transfer, the file will go via the Messenger servers as hidden "messages" (because we already know that we can connect to the Messenger servers and that messages can get through). I'm pretty sure that voice chat and webcam can't go through the Messenger servers, though.

So basically you just need UPnP on your router and computers. Most modern routers have UPnP available. Whether it's enabled by default is something you'll have to find out; enable it if it isn't. The aforementioned announcement topic gives details on enabling UPnP for Messenger in Windows, though I'm not sure I ever updated it for Vista.

(Disclaimer: a fair amount of the above could well have changed since I last played with the WLM protocol. I suspect that most of the fundamentals are the same, though. Also, that paragraph about how file transfers etc. work is largely guesswork on my part, but it's logical guesswork and it matches my observations.)
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Posted on: Mar 23 2009, 02:19 PM


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Seriously, do something about your incessant caps-lock usage. It will get you banned from most forums (not necessarily excluding this one) and just generally stop people wanting to talk to you. It's considered incredibly rude.
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Posted on: Mar 13 2009, 01:16 PM


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I would love to do the same, too. Recompressing my PNG files to artefact-filled JPEG files is very annoying, as is having to maximise conversation windows to see images at their full size (which STILL might not even be full size...).
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Posted on: Mar 8 2009, 02:35 PM


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QUOTE (RebelSean @ Mar 7 2009, 08:50 PM) *
@Lord d'Eath, I've called them by their names for years now lol.

Yes, but publicly? msn_tongue.gif

I've finally found a good Windows Mobile Twitter client: PockeTwit. Got a very pretty and easy to use interface, while also supporting stuff like TwitPic, GPS and plotting tweeters' locations on a map.
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Posted on: Mar 6 2009, 07:41 AM


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QUOTE (RebelSean @ Mar 1 2009, 04:16 PM) *
I no longer have those options here man, msn_sad.gif. You'd have to talk to Pieter or Seb, however if Pieter would hurry his ass up and release the new site we wouldn't have this problem msn_wink.gif.

We're using his real name, now? When did that start? msn_tongue.gif

QUOTE (Jase @ Mar 5 2009, 02:26 AM) *
thats why you use an app to keep updated not a site.. its quicker: Blu

I don't like Blu. Sure, it looks pretty, but compared to Twhirl it's entirely unfunctional.

QUOTE (Natalie. @ Mar 5 2009, 07:28 PM) *
It says on the Blu website that it runs on XP, Vista and Windows 7 yet it's little caption is "the Vista Twitter client" - rather misleading if you ask me.

It was originally designed to run on Vista, and its styling fits in best with Vista, but then they found that it also ran on XP. As for Win7, since it's still in beta, it's not really worth advertising something as working with it msn_tongue.gif
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Posted on: Feb 7 2009, 06:14 PM


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QUOTE (RebelSean @ Feb 7 2009, 03:57 PM) *
It seems that everyone besides yourself are in a state of panic with all the snow in England. You're the first that I've heard that is enjoying it msn_tongue.gif.

The kids have all been enjoying it. The rest of us have to worry about how we're getting to work/uni/shops/etc. msn_tongue.gif

Oh, and my housemates. They were, too msn_tongue.gif
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Posted on: Dec 12 2008, 08:56 PM


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I use Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 for my DVD/CD burning, and it looks like that supports burning a VIDEO_TS folder of stuff to a DVD. I paid for my copy, but I don't know what they're doing these days. Have a look at the website and find out.
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Posted on: Dec 12 2008, 07:22 AM


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It is a virus.

Try rebooting into Safe Mode With Networking (assuming you're using a router for your Internet connection, and not using a USB modem or similar to connect to the Internet), then visiting http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and running a full scan, removing any viruses it finds. Using Safe Mode will prevent viruses running on startup, so they should be removable.
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Posted on: Dec 5 2008, 07:24 AM


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This really isn't about the site or forum, is it? Did you actually bother to read the board descriptions before posting?

Moving to WLM.
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Posted on: Dec 4 2008, 09:17 AM


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Did you actually read this thread, Jase? msn_happy.gif
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Posted on: Dec 3 2008, 09:19 PM


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I applaud your linking skills, Shoop! msn_wink.gif

I use http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html myself.
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Posted on: Dec 3 2008, 09:02 AM


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I think I've said this before, but if your employer has blocked these sites, they might not be too happy with you if you bypass their block in whatever way (and yes, they will notice what you're doing). Maybe you should do what they're paying you for, instead of chatting? msn_happy.gif

My solution to that sort of situation is always to tunnel Remote Desktop over SSH to a Windows machine at home via my home Linux server. That only works if SSH isn't also blocked, though. If it is, you're looking at stuff like tunneling SSH through HTTHost/HTTPort.
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I don't know if it works in WLM 9, but in WLM 8 you can set your file scanner to the attached .exe (it's zipped, so unzip it first). It's a totally empty C program that does absolutely nothing, but as far as WLM is concerned, it's a virus scanner msn_tongue.gif

Alternatively you can write your own application to do the same sort of thing, if you don't trust my version. Anything that has a return value of 0 should be fine, I think msn_happy.gif

Note that pretty damn obviously this thing does not actually scan your transferred files for viruses. I want no complaints or lawsuits directed at me regarding that, thanks. msn_tongue.gif All it does is fool WLM into thinking that transfers have been virus scanned, without actually doing any scanning.

Edit: This thing was written by optiz0r, if I recall correctly, so I can't take any credit for writing the program (not that there's really a lot of credit to take - it probably isn't even copyrightable due to lack of complexity). It may or may not have been my idea, but it was such a long time ago when we discussed it that I don't really remember.
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Posted on: Nov 27 2008, 04:37 PM


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Ouch msn_sad.gif That sucks. s/UK/world/ really, though; these economic problems aren't confined to the UK by any means.

Hope you can find another job soon - preferably one that you enjoy just as much but sans annoying co-workers.

*still employed... for now...*
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