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by jimbobs
Fri May 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 1279

Re: e-waste

BenTrabetere wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 11:54 am
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The Lundgren case was not about piracy ... it was about copyright. The copyright infringement was about the label, not the software. Lundgren himself admitted he could have avoided everything if he had labelled the disc differently.
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And this proves that "the law is a ass".
by jimbobs
Fri May 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 1279

Re: e-waste

Perspective: US Customs is the enforcement arm of Big Business. Taxpayer paid private cops. Woke That's it in a nutshell. The English legal system - from which all English speaking countries derive their systems - is not for the protection and betterment of individuals. It's all there to suit corpo...
by jimbobs
Fri May 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 1279

Re: e-waste

He wasn't breaking any copyright laws. Lundgren was facing a total of 21 charges - he plead guilty to two: conspiracy and copyright infringement. US Customs officials pounced because he was peddling counterfeit goods. He had a restore disc manufactured that was intentionally designed to look like t...
by jimbobs
Thu May 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 1279

Re: e-waste

Article from February ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/02/15/eric-lundgren-e-waste-recycling-innovator-faces-prison-for-trying-to-extend-lifespan-of-pcs/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e5dc70c92fb2 "Lundgren claims that the assistant U.S. attorney on the case told him, “Microsoft ...
by jimbobs
Thu May 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 1279

Re: e-waste

We need to respect the property of others. You don't have to agree with the copyright laws, but they exist. he was very blatant, flamboyant even. picking a fight? He wasn't breaking any copyright laws. MS and the "authorities" decided he was either because they were too stupid to understand what he...
by jimbobs
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS is dead! Long live GPS!
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: GPS is dead! Long live GPS!

NASA's shut Space Shuttle program mostly wasted US$209 billion and 14 lives over 30 years . ... https://www.space.com/12166-space-shuttle-program-cost-promises-209-billion.html Statements like this - no matter the source - are usually a simplistic interpretation of a much more complex and nuanced a...
by jimbobs
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3245

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

TDK used to record CDs onto their SA-X cassettes, then go to the music/gear shows that always had a bunch of "golden ears" types on hand and play them with a switch to go back and forth between the CD and the tape. Then they challenged the golden ears to identify which was the CD and which was the ...
by jimbobs
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3245

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

... When CDs first came out, they sounded grainy to me, like somebody had broke the music up into small chunks and just gave you the chunks. Which is, in fact, exactly the situation. ... This has all to do with the quality of the D/A converter, which in the beginning was mediocre at its best. And s...
by jimbobs
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3245

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

My car has a cassette deck and a CD player. CD-R playback is unreliable while cassette deck replaying almost 50 year old cassettes is just fine. I should visit the basement and dig out some of the old cassettes.

:)
by jimbobs
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3245

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I have about 600 cassettes, and still listen to them now and then. I just finished listening to a bootleg cassette of The Cure playing at The I Beam in 1981. Not the best sound quality, but tolerable. Yes. Most of mine date back to the late 70's, early 80's as well. I used to belong to a record len...
by jimbobs
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: catweazel, is your avatar of a character played by actor Morgan Woodward?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: catweazel, is your avatar of a character played by actor Morgan Woodward?

Hey, catweazel , is your avatar of a character played by actor Morgan Woodward? I know him from Star Trek: The Original Series as Simon Van Gelder and Captain Ronald Tracy. No, Geoffrey Bayldon. Catweazle was an hilarious show. He was a wizard thrown forward in time, and his interactions with techn...
by jimbobs
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3245

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

What about cassette tape? I've still got tapes from the pre-CD days that I very occasionally play. But, having been around for the introduction of CD's, I will stick with that medium for sound quality. Nothing else comes close. As for vinyl, I still have a turntable and records but still find it as ...
by jimbobs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Driver Manager

Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink: I figured that out the hard way but still wondering about the "message" Driver Manager gives the user. The message that should work best for *most* users. Not for all.... Of course, if a newbie went to your page https://si...
by jimbobs
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Driver Manager

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Stick with what works best for you. Regardless of what's recommended. :wink:
I figured that out the hard way but still wondering about the "message" Driver Manager gives the user.
by jimbobs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Driver Manager

When I run Driver Manager, I am a bit confused by the resulting window. Is it telling me what drivers are available or recommending drivers? Is the one checked the one in use? Specifically, it's showing 3 Broadcom drivers for my wi-fi card. The recommended one causes the wi-fi not to work while one ...
by jimbobs
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin

Hmmm ... it appears my problem is still there but occurs less frequently. My "solution" of shutting down laptop or just Firefox more frequently seems to work. However, I'm leaving the setting change in place.
by jimbobs
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin

Hypex wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 am
... Windows x64?
Hmmm ... now that I think about it, it's x86. Even though the CPU is 64 bit capable, I just never got round to upgrading the original Windows XP installation to 64 bit even when upgrading to Win 7, 8 and now 10.
by jimbobs
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin

administrollaattori wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:00 pm
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PS. the better option would be remove Vista. :wink:
This was always the better option - even when Vista was the latest and greatest version of Winows :)
by jimbobs
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin

(HD light comes on, system doesn't respond to any key input and either restarts or has to be restarted) when I have a large number of tabs open. Diminish browser.sessionstore.interval in Firefox . about:config -> browser.sessionstore.interval -> change value http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.sessio...
by jimbobs
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: Firefox freezing and causing HD to go in a spin

I have the same problem and IIRC posted about it as well. At that point, I only had 2GB RAM installed. Since then I added another 2GB. The increase in RAM reduced my issue somewhat but it still happens (HD light comes on, system doesn't respond to any key input and either restarts or has to be resta...

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