Recent content by Barry Wallis

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  1. Barry Wallis

    Has anyone noticed M$ turning on secure boot

    So far, the answer to your original question is no. :-)
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    Off topic News server connections

    I can do it with Thunderbird if I turn off the use of encryption.
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    Off topic News server connections

    I get "Connection to server was interrupted."
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    Janet Jackson Crashes Hard Drives

    Exactly my thoughts.
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    6.1 3 years?

    Well said. My 4TB HDD runs over USB 3. I mainly use it for constant online backup using MS File History. I don't see a need to replace it any time soon (especially if SR 7.1 can keep it running).
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    6.1 3 years?

    What makes you say that? I have a 4TB USB drive on a UEFI only laptop,
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    4TB USB HDD, UEFI only system, weak sectors

    Per @Steve's SpinRite roadmap UEFI support will come in 7.0 and USB support in 7.1.
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    I used AnyDVD back in the day.
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    I use OBS Studio to record anything that can play on my laptop (including live video).
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    C++ straight Windows API Help github code

    Boy! That brings back memories. Have you read the Charles Petzold Programming Windows book yet?
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    6.1 3 years?

    And the update is still free for current SR owners!
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    Keep a close watch on your Kia or Hyundai

    Unfortunately, it turns out doing this makes it so the thief can't reoffend while in jail, however, it doesn't deter most others as they are generally convinced they won't get caught.
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    3D Printing

    Thanks for the update. I've heard the Keaton naming story as well.
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    3D Printing

    Thanks, I will check out the Keaton film. The trick with the glass is called Pepper's Ghost and is the basis for the ghosts in the Disney Parks' Haunted Mansion ballroom scene. It was created by Imagineer Yale Gracey (hence the name of the building; Gracey Mansion). Gracey was a member of the...
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    3D Printing

    Thanks. My friend Stuart Macdonald does magic with a mirror: Note: This is his winning stage magic performance at FISM North America. FISM is literally the Olympics of magic (except that it is held every three years). This qualified him to compete in the worldwide championship in Canada at the...