Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ultimate Boot CD

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Ultimate Boot CD is completely free for the download, or could be obtained for a small fee. If you had somehow paid a ridiculous amount of money for it, you have most likely been fleeced. The least you could do is to make as many copies of the offical UBCD and pass it to your friends, relatives, colleagues or even complete strangers to minimize the per unit cost of your loss! 

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:
  • Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.

  • Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.

  • Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!

  • Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.  
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Current release: V5.0.3
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ProtectData, A freeware data recovery & hiding software

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ProtectData is a small "freeware" (Had I an alternative, I dare not to use the term) which presently does the following :
  1. Recovers data from a damaged floppy
  2. Hides data on a floppy using a custom (& inefficient) file system & of course, retrieves, displays & optionally saves them in the form of a file
  3. Hides the existing contents of a floppy
  4. Reads/Writes the raw sectors of a floppy & displays/save them in a form of a file


Since it's in its BETA, so lots of bugs will be there which need to be addressed. So, I'd like to request you to give it a try & let me know.

As floppy drives are obsolete today, so one can use VFD & simulate a floppy drive with a drive letter A:\ (presently, it's a must)

The program sometimes faces a problem in dismounting the drive to which it opens a handle. In that case, one should unmount & remount the image from within VFD.

Since still I'm not sure about the acceptability & also running in short of time, I couldn't (or didn't) prepare a detailed user guide, but a primitive documentation. I'll request the user to go it through before actually trying it out.

Any queries posted on this thread will be answered ASAP.

BTW, I've planned to put a bit more detailed user guide & technical documentation after a few days. I'm personally grateful to Nuno for his effort & support in guiding me doing that.

Lastly, I don't consider myself eligible to put my small endeavour here, in Projectforge, which is a breeding ground for large projects. But I started a thread here just to support the moderators' endless effort to "put everything in place". If someone develops a hard feelings, please do look on my signature text.
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Attached File  ProtectData_0.1_beta.rar ( 31.39K ) 
Attached File  Documentation_0.1_beta.rar ( 109.99K )

Firefox tricks - Keyboard shortcuts

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Firefox Keyboard shortcuts

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This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox.
CommandShortcut
Navigation
BackAlt+Left Arrow
Backspace
ForwardAlt+Right Arrow
Shift+Backspace
HomeAlt+Home
Open FileCtrl+O
ReloadF5
Ctrl+R
Reload (override cache)Ctrl+F5
Ctrl+Shift+R
StopEsc
Current Page
Go to Bottom of PageEnd
Go to Top of PageHome
Move to Next FrameF6
Move to Previous FrameShift+F6
Page Info
Page SourceCtrl+U
PrintCtrl+P
Save Page AsCtrl+S
Zoom InCtrl++
Zoom OutCtrl+-
Zoom ResetCtrl+0
Editing
CopyCtrl+C
CutCtrl+X
DeleteDelete
PasteCtrl+V
RedoCtrl+Y
Select AllCtrl+A
UndoCtrl+Z
Search
FindCtrl+F
Find AgainF3
Ctrl+G
Find As You Type Link'
Find As You Type Text/
Find PreviousShift+F3
Web SearchCtrl+K
Ctrl+E
Windows & Tabs
Close TabCtrl+W
Ctrl+F4
Close WindowCtrl+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Move Tab Left
(when tab is focused)
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Ctrl+Up Arrow
Move Tab Right
(when tab is focused)
Ctrl+Right Arrow
Ctrl+Down Arrow
Move Tab to Beginning
(when tab is focused)
Ctrl+Home
Move Tab to End
(when tab is focused)
Ctrl+End
New TabCtrl+T
New WindowCtrl+N
Next TabCtrl+Tab
Ctrl+Page Down
Open Address in New Tab
(from Location Bar or Search Bar)
Alt+Enter
Previous TabCtrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+Page Up
Undo Close TabCtrl+Shift+T
Undo Close WindowCtrl+Shift+N
Select Tab (1 to 8)Ctrl+(1 to 8)
Select Last TabCtrl+9
Tools
Bookmark All TabsCtrl+Shift+D
Bookmark This PageCtrl+D
BookmarksCtrl+B
Ctrl+I
Library windowCtrl+Shift+B
Caret BrowsingF7
DownloadsCtrl+J
HistoryCtrl+H
Toggle Private BrowsingCtrl+Shift+P
Clear Recent HistoryCtrl+Shift+Del
Error ConsoleCtrl+Shift+J
Miscellaneous
Complete .com AddressCtrl+Enter
Complete .net AddressShift+Enter
Complete .org AddressCtrl+Shift+Enter
Delete Selected Autocomplete EntryDel
Toggle Full ScreenF11
HelpF1
Toggle Menu Toolbar (when hidden)ALT
Select Location BarAlt+D
F6
Ctrl+L
Select or Manage Search Engines
(when Search Bar is focused)
Alt+Up Arrow
Alt+Down Arrow
F4
Media shortcuts(OGG/Theora Videos Only)
Toggle Play / PauseSpace
Decrease volumeArrow down
Increase volumeArrow up
Mute audioCtrl+Down Arrow
Unmute audioCtrl+Arrow up
Seek back 15 secondsLeft Arrow
Seek back 10 %Ctrl+Left Arrow
Seek forward 15 secondsRight Arrow
Seek forward 10 %Ctrl+Right Arrow
Seek to the beginningHome
Seek to the endEnd

Friday, August 27, 2010

Speccy

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System Information

SpeccySpeccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC. We're always improving it, but have just published a Final Release version for you to download!
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Jerry and World wars

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Jerry and World wars
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Jerry and WWs

Jerry was a nickname given to Germans during the Second World War by soldiers and civilians of the Allied nations, in particular by the British. Although the nickname was originally created during World War I, it did not find common use until World War II.
Jerry has analogues from different eras in Tommy (British), Charlie (Vietnam—"Victor Charlie" for VC (Viet Cong), later shortened to just "Charlie"), Sammy (Somalia), and Ivan (Russians).
The name is most likely a simple alteration of the word German. Some have claimed that the World War I German helmet, shaped like a chamber pot or jeroboam, was the initial impetus for creation, although this is almost certainly revisionist history. One ongoing use of "jerry" is found in the term jerrycan.
After World War II, settlements and camps sprang up around British garrisons in the former West Germany, and the colloquial term of "Boxhead" became common amongst British troops and their families. This term has its origins in "square-heads" as a reference to the almost square-shaped helmets used by the Germans in the First and Second World Wars.
Also the term "Jerry-rigged" (an adapted form of the much older nautical term "jury rig") was adopted by many allied troops and became a common term that transferred into everyday usage. The term was given for how some of the German equipment was maintained during the latter parts of the second world war. As Hitler's war machine was breaking down, lack of supplies meant that the equipment had to be held together in a patchwork fashion. As allied troops came across abandoned vehicles and machinery they could see shoddy workmanship used to hold the machinery together. Since the German soldiers were already known as Jerrys the term Jerry-rigged seemed fit.
Recently the term "Eric" has become popular amongst British troops, originating from an episode of the British TV comedy Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in which the name "Eric" was used instead of "Jerry" in an attempt to confuse some Germans who were fluent in English.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Firefix 4.0b4 beta

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The latest beta version of Firefox is now available as a preview release. Take it for a test drive and let us know what you think!

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ATI Technologies ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 256 MB on eBay.ca (item 110578083352 end time 30-Aug-10 13:36:00 EDT)

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ATI Technologies ATI Radeon X850 XT PE 256 MB on eBay.ca (item 110578083352 end time 30-Aug-10 13:36:00 EDT):


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     What is arguably the fastest graphics card in the world has landed in the secret underground testing facility known as ClubOC Labs... Okay, the secret lab is nothing more than a cluttered garage, but we really do have an ATi Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition graphics card! As if the X800XT wasn't enough, ATi decided to do some tweaking here and there, increase the clock speed, and slap a monster cooling system on the card. The result...the X850XTPE. While this is by no means a budget card, it is the ultimate video card that you've been dreaming about ever since you installed Doom 3 and watched in horror as your outdated video card and computer become a slide show projector. Money may not be able to buy you love, but it sure can buy you the best computer hardware available... Let's take a look at the X850XTPE and see why this card costs twice as much as second best.

Overview & Features by ATi

The RADEON® X850 series is the most extreme gaming graphics card technology ever created by ATI, with up to 16 pipelines, the fastest frame rates and ATI's industry-leading 3D image enhancement technology. The RADEON® X850 series delivers further on the promise of High-Definition Gaming.
Introducing the Most Advanced Gaming Card
The RADEON® X850 series advances High-Definition Gaming with blockbuster features, including SMARTSHADER™ HD, ATI's highly advanced pixel shader engine. With up to 16 parallel pixel pipelines and up to 43 billion shader operations per second, the RADEON® X850 series delivers the power serious gamers need. SMOOTHVISION™ HD combines advanced texture filtering with ATI's revolutionary 3Dc™ image enhancement technology to deliver brilliant image quality without compromising performance. 3Dc™ has quickly become an industry standard for supporting complex, high-definition visual effects in real time.

HYPER Z™ HD, ATI's intelligent data compression technology, enables the RADEON® X850 series to optimize available memory bandwidth for ultra-high resolution 3D gaming and ultra-fast performance. The result is the most extreme gaming experience ever, making this the ultimate graphics card for serious gamers.
Tomorrow's Video Experience Today
With VIDEOSHADER™ HD, the RADEON® X850 series delivers a futuristic multimedia experience for Internet streaming video and DVD playback. The RADEON® X850 offers advanced hardware acceleration of video for reduced CPU utilization which increases overall system performance. Comprehensive support for industry-standard video formats, such as MPEG1/2/4, Real Media, DivX and WMV9 is also included. ATI's FULLSTREAM™ video processing technology further sharpens streaming video playback image quality.

The Solution for Extreme Gaming
With its sophisticated board design, the RADEON® X850 series is the ultimate technology for today's newest and most demanding games. Power throttling technology together with the complex fan control system vastly improves overall stability and performance.

The RADEON® X850 series also features ATI's incredible display architecture, now with dual-DVI support. With output to HDTV capability, big screen multimedia and gaming is now larger and sharper than ever before. Users can simultaneously view on analog and digital monitors, including TV or HDTV, for the ultimate gaming, multimedia and applications multitasking experience.
Ultimate Performance and Stability
The RADEON® X850 series features ATI's all-new CATALYST™ Control Center, the award-winning application that is revolutionizing how users interact with their graphics software. CATALYST™ Control Center delivers the industry's most stable 3D acceleration control software, providing exceptional graphics performance and breathtaking visual quality, while giving users complete command of their graphics processing unit.

Technology Features
SMARTSHADER™ HD
SMOOTHVISION™ HD
FULLSTREAM™ Real, DivX
Adaptive De-Interlace VIDEOSHADER™ HD
HYDRAVISION™ Yes
Hardware MPEG Encode Assist Yes
Specifications
Bus Type PCI Express x16
Memory Amount (MB) 256
Memory Type GDDR3
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed (MHz) 590
Engine Clock Speed (MHz) 540
Pipelines 16
Pixel Fillrate 8.6 Gpixels
Geometry Rate 540 MTriangles
Display Support
VGA Yes
DVI Yes
Dual Monitor Display Dual DVI-I
YPrPb Out for HDTV Yes
S-Video Out Yes
Composite Out Yes
Multimedia Support
S-Video In Yes
Composite In Yes
TV Tuner No
FM Tuner No
DTV Tuner No
Remote Control Included No
EAZYLOOK Yes
Audio Out No
S/PDIF Out No

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Windows 7Tweaker

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Windows.7Tweaker.net: "Windows 7 tweaker download


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Windows 7Tweaker is a freeware Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application to customize your Windows to meet your requirements. With judicious tweaking, it can tweak your system much faster, more stable, and more secure with just a few clicks. The 7tweaker detects whether you have Windows 7 installed and accordingly offers you the relevant tweaks only.
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A new nickname for Prime Minister of Canada

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The Automaton: "The Economist magazine has a new nickname for Stephen Harper: The Automaton. Seems appropriate to me. And these are, after all, the same folks that gave us Mr. Dithers so who knows, maybe the nickname will catch on.

The automaton goes on and on

Jan 24th 2008 | OTTAWA
From The Economist print edition

In two years in office Stephen Harper has earned respect but not love. Yet Canadians show no sign of tiring of bloodless politics



But Mr Harper has been unable to do much more than survive. Respected for his competence, he has all the charisma of an automaton. “I thought that people needed time to get used to Mr Harper,” says Roger Gibbins of the Canada West Foundation, an Alberta-based think-tank. “But it's turned out that to know Harper is not to love him.”