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General Discussion / How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:58:53 PM »
How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.

General Discussion / FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules.
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules:

The three Republican members of the commission voted to repeal the net neutrality rules.

By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | December 14, 2017

General Discussion / Re: John Waller - November 5,2017 Programs
« on: November 26, 2017, 03:29:21 AM »
With DiskPie gone, you might consider Spacesniffer, a freeware which is mildly entertaining to watch while loading and provides a worthy, detailed display of the contents of a partition.

Uderzo Software Spacesniffer

This one can also be very useful and loads up a lot quicker: Wiz Tree

In familiarizing myself with Windows 10, I tried the "High Contrast" setting. After perusing the various options, I reverted to the normal Windows setting that I previously had, but Mozilla Firefox remained in a high contrast setting that was substantially less appealing than the prior default setting. So, after successfully turning off high contrast in Windows several times, I became a bit consternated to find that Firefox was still in that unwanted mode.

The solution:  Firefox Tools/ Options/ General/ Language and Appearance/ Content: Fonts and Colors: > colors/ "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above" > select "never" and you are back to normal. Just in case anyone has tried high contrast and left it and found that Firefox still appeared as such instead of its normal mode. The "never" setting had been changed to "always", and that was the cause of the problem 

General Discussion / Re: Size of Acronis BU since 1709 install
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:26:02 AM »
I use a "custom" full back up of the entire OS, not daily but whenever I decide to back it up. Unless you select "Full Backup - No Deletions of Prior", Acronis (not Windows) will automatically delete your prior custom backup each time you create a new backup file. This option comes under the heading of "Backup Scheme". A snip of the Acronis screen is attached.

General Discussion / A reliable weather radar website.
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:36:18 AM »
A reliable weather radar website.

Windows 10 performance and troubleshooting tips: Run faster, smoother, longer - Ed Bott.

General Discussion / Live webcam of the Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas.
« on: September 26, 2017, 06:10:35 PM »
Live webcam of the Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas. Fairly sharp full screen resolution.

LambdaLocker ransomware victim? Now you can decrypt your files for free. There is hope for some victims of ransomware.

Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft's mixed report card

ED Bott, ZDNet:

Although there is no date on this OS Pie Chart, it appears to be fairly recent.  Windows 2000 and Windows NT are on the key but are not shown on the chart. Otherwise, this can give you a fairly current idea about the overall percentage usage of the operating systems.

Pie Chart:

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