Thursday, August 30, 2012

Open++ Freeware - Windows Explorer Add-In

Open++ is a Windows Explorer add-in that brings additional right-click options to the file and folder context menu. When you select the Open++ item from the right-click menu, it will give several options, including Open Command Prompt, Change Properties (file/folder dates and attributes), Copy Path, Create Sub-folder, Open in Notepad, View Checksum, and more. In case of DLL files, there is also an option to register or unregister the DLL.

Open++ Freeware download and reviews from SnapFiles

Beware: Adobe Flash Is Under Siege! | PCWorld

This is the reason why Adobe Flash seemingly updates every other day..

Beware: Adobe Flash Is Under Siege! | PCWorld


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP | 7 Tutorials

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen on Mon, 08/13/2012 7tutorials.com

Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP

On the Internet you may find plenty of guides on how to install Windows 8 on your computer but very few guides on how to create a dual boot setup and have it run alongside Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. That’s why we decided to help users who want to create a multiboot setup and share the steps required to install Windows 8 alongside earlier versions of Windows. Don’t hesitate to read the whole article and save yourself from problems and issues.


How to Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP | 7 Tutorials


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Amazon TEXT BOOKS NOW RENT program!

Amazon now rents textbooks!! Click to go to Amazon and begin searching for yours. ISBN number search.

Amazon Textbook Rental Program

Thats right, go search for your books by ISBN, add to your cart and SAVE!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Just what the Doctor ordered when installing .net!

This .NET Framework setup verification tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to verify the installation state of one or more versions of the .NET Framework on a computer.  It will verify the presence of files, directories, registry keys and values for the .NET Framework.  It will also verify that simple applications that use the .NET Framework can be run correctly.

.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Monday, August 06, 2012

"Which international head of state snubbed Jesse Owens after his triumph at the 1936 Olympics?"

A German sports reporter, Siegfried Mischner, has claimed Owens carried a photograph of himself shaking hands with Hitler and called it 'one of my most beautiful moments'. 
Mischner, 83, says he and several other reporters saw the handshake behind the stands at the Olympic stadium but never mentioned it. Owens and other eyewitnesses always maintained that the story of Hitler's snub was exaggerated...

'After all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country and I couldn't ride in the front of the bus,' Owens recalled. 'I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?' 

Owens was given a tickertape parade in New York. But when he arrived at the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a reception in his honour, he was instructed to take the service lift rather than the normal guest lift, which was reserved for whites.

President Franklin Roosevelt never congratulated Owens or invited him to the White House. 'Hitler didn't snub me - it was FDR who snubbed me,' Owens said. 

And Owens had his own memories of Berlin which differed starkly from the propaganda version. While the Nazis vilified the black American athletes, the German people cheered on Owens and his team-mates, clamouring for photos and autographs.

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): "Which international head of state snubbed Jesse Owens after his triumph at the 1936 Olympics?"

Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity touch down August 6th 2012

On August 6th, NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars early Monday EDT to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

President Obama said the landing "will stand as a point of national pride far into the future."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2184264/NASA-rover-Curiosity-lands-Mars.html


Curiosity on Mars

NASA - Mars Science Laboratory, the Next Mars Rover

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

JD's Auto Speed Tester - Home

Does your Internet services provider supply you with the service speeds that were advertised? Does it do this 24 hours a day 7 days a week?


With this free program you can perform regular internet speed tests in the background. It logs all your data and enables you to see at a glance what your speeds are doing over the course of the hour/day/week/month etc. It will test your download & upload speeds your ping times, packet loss and jitter.

It will generate a CSV log file for all this data and also present you with a graphical representation. you can also create screen shots of the graph & the manual results window. The memory usage i have managed to get down to approx < 2MB whilst in "sleep" mode (in tray) so a nice small footprint.
JD's Auto Speed Tester - Home

BufferBloat: What's Wrong With the Internet? | February 2012 | Communications of the ACM

Internet delays now are as common as they are maddening. But that means they end up affecting system engineers just like all the rest of us. And when system engineers get irritated, they often go looking for what's at the root of the problem. Take Jim Gettys, for example. His slow home network had repeatedly proved to be the source of considerable frustration, so he set out to determine what was wrong, and he even coined a term for what he found: bufferbloat.

Bufferbloat refers to excess buffering inside a network, resulting in high latency and reduced throughput. Some buffering is needed; it provides space to queue packets waiting for transmission, thus minimizing data loss. In the past, the high cost of memory kept buffers fairly small, so they filled quickly and packets began to drop shortly after the link became saturated, signaling to the communications protocol the presence of congestion and thus the need for compensating adjustments.

BufferBloat: What's Wrong With the Internet? | February 2012 | Communications of the ACM

http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/index.html - Online Netalyzr

http://www.gmwsoftware.co.uk/ - JD's Auto Speed Tester