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Submitted by snatchitup
snatchitup (466222) writes "Here's a pretty simple Droid app (KalorieQ) that basically is a photo based diet log. You take a picture each time you eat something. Then, the image is uploaded to an online web site database. Casual visitors to the web site can see what you ate (anonymously) and take a guess at how many calories your meal is. On the Droid app, your log is updated to tell you how many calories you've eaten. Either based on what you said the calories were, or, what the average estimate was from the visitors to the web site. It's kinds of like a game. But, the idea is that it's a cool, fun, and easy way to keep track of your diet, which may in turn help you stick with it."
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Comment: Poor Quality Handling Network Calls (Score 1) 835

by snatchitup (#26567721) Attached to: How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?

Windows Bug

If removing the network cable suddenly speeds things up, then, you're the victim of an unknown Windows bug. For example, when you right-click in Windows Explorer, does it sometimes hang?

Also, is this a computer that's run on more than one network? This happens especially on laptops that have visitied multiple lans (including your home)

You PC's Registry, or something, has Vestiges of Pointers to network resources (not just shared drives) but Icons, things it thinks are out on the network but are not there anymore. You have to wait for the time-out to finish before you have response.

I believe this is also causing slowness in general when these timeouts are in series. Just an boatload of waiting for network things it will never find.

I completely wrote my own Window Explorer where every resource request is done in it's own thread. Any thread that doesn't complete within 1 second is ferociuosly killed. End result, I have my own custom Explorer and no delays. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles, so I haven't shared it.

This really sucks... Best of all! None of the Registry Cleaner Tools, spyware tools will solve this.

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