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Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 490

by Whiteox (#49144969) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

There is an explorer bug that fixes itself if you close and reopen it.
This normally can be replicated doing a lot of folder moves from drive to drive either cut/paste or drag/drop.
Left side folders in an HD shows a truncated list (random folders in alphabetical order) while right side shows all the folders. Collapse and reopen a hd on the left side does not refresh the list. Renaming a missing left side folder using the right side window inserts the renamed folder in the left side but still doesn't update the whole list.
By closing explorer and restarting it will populate all the folders under the HD letter. I have about 5 drives and I move a lot of folders around so I tend to notice this sort of thing. It could be a file system bug.
In another example I was organizing images into different folders based on a timeline. When I finished and checked the contents of these new folders, I found that some files were missing or in the incorrect folders. Even taking into account human error, it worries me that I can't rely on these basic functions without double checking. I have no choice but use this Win 7 Ultimate OS server for the foreseeable future.

Comment: Re:Pull the disk (Score 1) 444

by Whiteox (#49144191) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

Zombie chicks?

Not sure if zombie is the right term here.
1. Get dead woman (eg a corpse donated for scientific experimentation. You don't want to break the law do you?)
2. Resurrect her or find female zombie. Either is pretty difficult but I would find a vampire.
3. Kill resurrected woman or zombie (head shot for zombie type btw) - That is not illegal!
4. Drink beer and scotch.
5. Go all necrophiliac on the redeaded body.
6. Enjoy.

This reminds me of the hypothetical apocalyptic scenario when there are only vampires and zombies left on the planet. Who would win? My bet is on the zombies, but that would create a new specie - the Vampire Zombie which would eventually rule the world.

Comment: Feeling a tad upset (Score 1) 201

by Whiteox (#49125345) Attached to: What Happens When Betelgeuse Explodes?

I don't have anything to say... I tried to think of something but nothing at all came to mind. The whole experience was disappointing, from the moment I closed FF and updated to v36, re-logged into /. and clicked on the link to find out what the cockroaches would 'feel' in 100,600 years from now. Probably nothing as sound can't travel in space. No big bang here... move along pls.

Comment: Re:This has all the makings of a reality show (Score 2) 233

by Whiteox (#49071811) Attached to: Mars One: Final 100 Candidates Selected

I think the appropriate reference here is Golgafrinchan Ark B
"These tales of impending doom allowed the Golgafrinchans to rid themselves of an entire useless third of their population. The story was that they would build three Ark ships. Into the A ship would go all the leaders, scientists and other high achievers. The C ship would contain all the people who made things and did things, and the B ark would hold everyone else, such as hairdressers and telephone sanitizers. They sent the B ship off first, but of course the other two-thirds of the population stayed on the planet and lived full, rich and happy lives..."

Comment: Not being a physicist.... (Score 1) 89

by Whiteox (#49062629) Attached to: Scientists To Hunt For Supersymmetric Particle In LHC

I'm pretty sure that you guys are making all this up. It looks like cern geeks keep inventing theoretical particles, then search for them, find something that almost fits, then theorizes that another particle must exist, look for that until you find something that almost fits, then look for another particle etc. etc. etc.
It's like those astrophysicists. They have no idea either and keep making up hypotheses, backed up by arcane invented maths using as many dimensions as they can so they can postulate weirder scenarios, trying to link up the micro-cosmic and macro-cosmic.
Anyway, doesn't all this reek of 'ether'? - You know - an invisible matter that pervades space?

Comment: Think Again! (Score 1) 148

by Whiteox (#49059105) Attached to: Report: Samsung Replacing Its Apps With Microsoft's For Galaxy S6

What utter crap. The anonymous reader has it all wrong. It's obviously made up and is inaccurate and so are the assumptions.
1. Having MS apps is a boon. Better than the equivalent android crap.
2. Windows Phone has made a mark and a discerning buyer will choose this over most android devices. No need to root it.
3. If a manufacturer wants to go pro, then they will (and do) provide a Windows phone in their line-up.
4. Onedrive and Office+ the camera roll is a phenomenally good setup. Far superior than the google/android equivalent.

Don't allow your generic hatred for MS and Apple cloud your judgement. Do some reading and ask around before you poo poo the concept.

Comment: Re:Continental Europe (Score 1) 149

by Whiteox (#49044125) Attached to: Mooted: An Undersea Link From Finland To Estonia

A good post +1
Re: Hungary
I do believe that Orban has completely repaid the debt and threw out the IMF. There is a very negative view on adopting the Euro in Hungary as many Hungarians borrowed Euros but could only pay the loan back in Forints. The last I heard, Orban had changed this as well, converting these loans into Forints. He maybe a bit crazy, ocd etc and extremely Nationalistic, but in my opinion he succeeded in bringing the country out of a financial mess (and into another one :))
Slovakia with the Euro, has a higher standard of living simply because they're happy to follow Merkel's path. Hungary is soon to follow because of the massive re-industrialization by Germany (eg new Mercedes factory) due to cheaper labour costs.
Hungary as a people will not allow Russia or Germany to take the country again voluntarily. They need some respite after the last 100 years and the socialist opposition can see that plainly. They have lost ~ 75% of their previous dominions since 1919 with no thanks to the US. Consequently, there are huge minority groups of Hungarians all throughout the Serb/Romanian/Transylvanian lands and Slovakia/Ukraine to the north. The loss of land has seriously affected the economy of Hungary with no hope of reinstating political borders to follow the ethnic one.

+ - Undersea Link from Finland to Estonia Visioned-> 1

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "A train link between Finland and continental Europe could become a reality 15 or 20 years from now. A study carried out by Sweco Consulting recommends moving ahead with negotiations on building a railway tunnel between the capital cities Helsinki and Tallinn. According to a preliminary report out Wednesday, an undersea link would shorten the travel time between the two capitals from the current minimum 90 minutes by ship to around 30 minutes by rail. Estimated ticket cost is about 40 euros. The study, commissioned by the two cities, estimates that the undersea route could be completed after 2030 and would cost somewhere between 9 and 13 billion euros."
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+ - Programming with computers

Submitted by Whiteox
Whiteox (919863) writes "After a 25 year break from programming on MS DOS and Apple machines, I've decided to take it up again as a hobby for fun (and maybe profit). I had a knowledge of BASIC and macro-assembly compilers. When I dug up my old documentation, most of it was eaten by mice, water damaged — basically unusable. Years ago I tried to convert a compiled basic program to visual basic with disastrous results, so I realize that I need to retrain.
I'm not sure if *nix O/S is more suitable than WinX as a platform of choice either. Whichever way I go, I'll need good support from books and the programming community.
I'm looking for a language that has a short learning curve, good documentation and would lead me towards command and control.
What language/direction should I take?"

Comment: Re:Lasers are easy to stop (Score 1) 517

by Whiteox (#49002379) Attached to: The US Navy Wants More Railguns and Lasers, Less Gunpowder

...has been necessary since Og used a rock against Mog instead of a his bare hands

It was Eegaah and not Mog. Check your facts before posting.

As for the silly Laser debate so far, I'm pretty sure that the chemical based laser weapon so far tested is not in the visible spectrum. So firing a green laser at a green balloon reflects it.
Unlike Star Wars or Star Trek, lasers travel at the speed of light. Just like switching a torch on/off.
Targets would be missile and planes and not mist enshrouded battleships.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.