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20. March 2014, 13:23:32
Subject: Re: I'm sticking with...
SL-Mark: Gracias. I'll take it under advisement.

19. March 2014, 18:05:37
Subject: Re: I'm sticking with...
ketchuplover: WSJ suggestions:

I would recommend converting to linux. Zorin OS 8 is an easy distro to use as it looks like windows. Free, will run easily on older computers and faster than windows.

19. March 2014, 16:36:22
Subject: I'm sticking with...
Windows XP as long as I can...I'll try the library before buying a new thingamajig

12. March 2014, 20:49:27
Has anyone tried a dish as their ISP? If so how did it work out for you? Would you recommend it?

17. January 2014, 20:35:22
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
diogenysos: As it happens it did cause problem in another site as I was not the only person who had problems with Java in that site.

17. January 2014, 19:32:53
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
crosseyed: well, internet explorer is causing lots of trouble for decades - java usually not :-D

17. January 2014, 19:21:05
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
diogenysos: I upgraded internet explorer a few months ago and I suspect that is the cause. I have gone into some sites and they state that they don't recognise internet explorer. In this site I cannot use the smileys in rich text.

17. January 2014, 19:01:48
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
ketchuplover: I've had no problems with it. I think the "secret" is to uncheck that box that was there before completing the download. (I don't remember now what it was about). At POGO, the forums suggested unchecking that box, for less problems. I did uncheck it, and I've had zero issues. Possibly coincidence, though, I suppose. For some reason I practically never experience problems when other people do.

17. January 2014, 14:16:30
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
crosseyed: good to know. only with update 51 or earlier versions also? I never experienced any problem with it before.

17. January 2014, 13:03:29
Subject: Re: I'm not a fan of..........
ketchuplover: Yes I had problems when I updated Java the other day.

17. January 2014, 12:20:36
Subject: I'm not a fan of..........
Java7 update51

22. August 2013, 09:48:14
Subject: Re:
Pedro Martínez:

22. August 2013, 09:25:22
Pedro Martínez 
Isn't it amazung how effective Apple's marketing strategy is? People want to purchase a tablet and they say "I want an iPad."

27. June 2013, 11:50:20
Subject: Re: ipad
Vikings: Very partial to jelly beans, but looking forward to a piece of Key Lime Pie :)
Jelly bean is really just a refinement of the OS over ice cream sandwich.

27. June 2013, 00:51:07
Subject: Re: ipad
SL-Mark: speaking of Android, which is better, ice cream sandwich or jelly bean?

26. June 2013, 18:59:27
Subject: Re: ipad
WellyWales: Yes, but is it specifically an ipad you want, or any good tablet, e.g Samsung, Sony, Nexus tablet. Should it run iOS, Windows8 or Android.
What are the main things you want to get out of it ?

26. June 2013, 14:27:15
Subject: Re: ipad
SL-Mark: Yes! I not want iphone, I just want the wifi as well, something I can carry instead of the laptop..... an ipad or mini ipad is what I been looking for.

26. June 2013, 11:47:18
Subject: Re: ipad
WellyWales: Actually there are only a few ipads to choose from, only nice thing about Apple, that you are not blinded by choice. However, if you are looking at tablets generally the choice really explodes.
Is it specifically an iPad you want?

26. June 2013, 11:12:17
Subject: ipads.
I guess some of it depends on whether you want Wi-Fi or not and many other options.

26. June 2013, 11:09:40
Subject: Re: ipad
crosseyed: Maybe someone could do a BK vote on it

26. June 2013, 11:04:04
Subject: Re: ipad
WellyWales: I was thinking the same WellyWales.

26. June 2013, 10:53:41
Subject: ipad
So many ipads, but which is the best?

2. May 2013, 11:08:28
Subject: Firefox-Browser on TOR for Mac - Javascript and Flash
Hi all,

I am trying to install TOR on my Mac, which is a software for anonymous browsing. It comes with an inbuilt firefox-like browser, but with no extension.

Up to now I wasnt able to install shockwave/flash add-ons to be able to watch TV-streams while using TOR.

There are some installation-tips in the web and I tried a lot...

Any suggestions?

30. April 2013, 20:00:31
Just in case with have any tech ladies about.....

Announcing Outreach Program for Women Internships for the Linux Kernel: Please Apply

The Linux Foundation is funding three Linux kernel internships through the Outreach Program for Women administered by the GNOME Foundation. These internships have a $5,000 stipend and come with a $500 travel grant to attend and speak at LinuxCon this fall. This is a great opportunity to work with a mentor and get started with kernel development, which as many articles report, is a great way to land a high-paying job.

9. April 2013, 18:20:41
Sort of Computers anyway....i just want to see who wins 'The Greatest Geek of all time' ?? The FINAL - Linus Torvalds vs. Nikola Tesla

...knocked out are the likes of Einstein, Hawking, Turing, Jobs, Curie, Marconi, Zuckerberg (lol) and many more....BUT who will win the Final ??

Have a

3. April 2013, 20:41:41
Subject: Re:
(V): Yes..... i got this through the other day from Nixie Pixel (love her name) from the Game Developers conference

A Linux Gaming Revolution Begins

3. April 2013, 20:21:15
I saw the news that Android based game consoles are soon to be hitting the market. Cheap games being the main attraction of such a system.

3. April 2013, 17:23:04
Subject: Something of interest i thought

16. August 2012, 17:00:25
Subject: Re: help
alexlee: That looks like a Chinese, Japanese or similar language version with charset that is not installed no his computer. Clicking the small English flag at the right column (and confirming) should help.

16. August 2012, 15:45:02
Subject: help
I have a friend who can not get BK to load right. This is what he said, can anyone tell me what I can tell him to try?

all i get is little squares and can't read anything here on the pc ,on web it all looks like russian,not sure if i hit language link,can't seem to read anything

9. July 2012, 02:39:08
Papa Zoom have you heard of the virus that's set to go Monday? Here's the site to check and see if your computer is infected.

8. July 2012, 07:30:36
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Better prepare. May I have your monkey script collection? :)

7. July 2012, 10:19:57
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: did they? Where? In the shareware-reminder-window?

7. July 2012, 09:41:19
I know this is not a joke page, but i guess only computer & internet people will get it...made me chuckle lol

I was absolutely delighted when the staff at the Winrar factory told me I only had 40 days left to live...

4. July 2012, 11:44:57
Thanks for updating us bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27. May 2012, 13:03:56
Subject: Re:
SL-Mark & Bernice Thanks, will have a look

27. May 2012, 01:01:22

I used them for 10 years at very small cost and no charge for domain name but you can't take it with you.

26. May 2012, 23:40:03
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Would suggest

26. May 2012, 11:08:46
Not really a Computer problem, more of a Website problem (which i dont know a lot about lol).

A friend of mine runs a Cheer-leading pack of young girls. They have won awards everywhere, and even at there young ages have traveled the world. She needs a website, and asked me where is the best/cheapest place to buy a name and hosting site for the cheerleaders ? She already have the names she want for the page and they are available too (as in no one has them yet).

Any ideas or help would be great anyone :)

(Maybe BrainKing should sponsor them lol)

20. April 2012, 10:35:47
Found the answer... Unlike my old card, the new one has pre-set min/max range on the GPU and memory for over-clocking. So the Catalyst Control centre no longer needs to test in this range for stability problems. Although, it is advised to keep below 95%.

Above that, the likes of MSI afterburner are required with the safeties disengaged. And in my case (which I am doing) add additional cooling.

18. April 2012, 15:42:52
Does anyone know whether there is a problem with the AMD overdrive function (within the Catalyst Control functions)and certain ATI graphics cards? In this case a ati radeon 6450.

The auto tune and test stability do not appear, even though on my old card they were visible and worked.

I used the manufacturers version of the Catalyst control centre, I've not tried the ATI version.. so it could be that, just I wondered if anyone has had similar or has heard of this problem.

Cheers :)

21. March 2012, 21:24:18
Subject: Re: ilivid
rod03801: Yes, sorry should have included the following links. Hope they help!

21. March 2012, 20:27:16
Papa Zoom 
hmmmm, apparently Ilivid carries this with it: Trojan-Downloader.win32.Agent.bmza

Still doing some digging. It seems I've gotten rid of the problem so far.

21. March 2012, 19:40:12
Subject: Re: ilivid
SL-Mark: That's great if you read sign language. He says there's a video that he later made with subtitles, but the one I found didn't have the best ones.

21. March 2012, 17:42:38
Subject: ilivid
Artful Dodger: Do not download ilivid. This guy has the answer.

21. March 2012, 15:39:22
Papa Zoom 
Subject: Ilivid
Somehow I installed this download manager or whatever it is. I thinik it was bundled with another software (maybe ccleaner). Apparently Ilivid has a good reputation with some reputable sites because from what I've read just today, it has a 5 star rating from

But for the past month I've had horrible problems with a very slow computer. Very slow. It got so bad that I thought it was just the browser I used so I switched back to Firefox. Same problem with Firefox but with one exception: I could not designate a homepage of my own. It kept defaulting back to some So after a little investigating, one suggestion to "clean up" my computer was to go to C:\Program Files\Windows iLivid Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar and delete the program. Other suggestions were to download this or that malware scanner (which I did) but nothing was detected. I didn't even know I had Ilivid installed on my computer. I went to the directory as suggested and found the program with an uninstall feature. I uninstalled it (I couldn't do an uninstall via Windows Control Panel because the program didn't show up in the list) and immediately after the uninstall my computer is 5+ times faster. I can't believe the change. Has anyone else had this experience with Ilivid?

Re: removal
06-08-2011 07:45 PM

Remove directories C:\Program Files\Windows iLivid Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar

19. March 2012, 20:16:53
Subject: Re:
Modified by (V) (19. March 2012, 20:17:03)
puupia: I managed to find the dx10 patch after an hour of looking through various links. So far.. no problems.

I have to agree at the mo, it looks like dx11 is only available through windows 7.

Just didn't want to go through the process of redoing my o/s

19. March 2012, 17:08:20
Subject: Re:
(V): There is no DX11 for XP and i suppose Microsoft do not have plans to develop it in the future either. They have not made dx10 either for xp. There are some third party hacks for dx10 in xp, but i'm not very convinced about them. Maybe there will be third party versions of dx11 for xp but i wouldn't hold my breath.

As far as Linux goes, even older versions of dx do not run perfectly under Wine. Proper dx11 support might come some day but once again, do not hold your breath. OpenGL is the graphics standard in Linuxes anyway (of course DX includes more than just graphics).

So i guess only way to properly run dx11 software is to get Windows 7.

18. March 2012, 23:05:08
Now.. I know the answer is very probably no, but does anyone know of a method of updating from dx9 to dx11 without having to go through the hassle of updating my OS from XP to 7? I think I've gone as far as I can, re managing to find a dx10 update for XP, but I have not seen any that can take me from dx10 to dx11 without redoing my Windows OS.

I'm also interested in what the likes of ubuntu can do regarding this matter.

18. March 2012, 10:30:44
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: well, in libre-office it might be still more or less an office file, so to make sure it isnt that i would still try the .pdf (there are several freeware options in the www that do this job)

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