malch

malch

Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
About me:

Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

malch's recent activity

  • I like Windows 7 very much and am still using it on multiple machines. I like Linux too. But I do use Windows. Sure it's Windows 7 but I reckon there are more people running 7 than 10! And the fine ...
  • If you need a new laptop as a desktop replacement, I would think very seriously about: * A SSD system drive * An external monitor for photo editing I wouldn't dream of being without both. You're in ...
  • Exactly. But I find it deeply ironic. The real paradigm shift with Windows 10 is a transition from the past when when the user was responsible for the administration of the system to one where the ...
  • I have Windows 7 with iTunes and an iPhone. No "MapData" folder anywhere on my system. Do you have any software (other than iTunes) that interfaces with your phone? If so, I'd take a look at that. ...
  • That's a Mapping application possibly associated with your phone.
  • Good point. There's a chance that a D:\MapData folder is associated with software to integrate with a cellphone. Do you use any such tools?
  • That's true. However, IP-based filters are probably useless and hostname-based filters are only a little better. These things can hop around as fast as MS (or whoever) wants them to.
  • Right. I'm completely unreasonable because I want to use the Internet in the manner of my choosing when using my computer with my Internet connection. I do not wish others to use my computer and ...
  • Excellent point! I want to switch my desktop from Win 7 to Linux. In the short term at least, I need some Windows capabilities. I've played with Wine and that doesn't cut it for me but it looks ...
  • Not routinely. I have done so from time to time generally to investigate specific problems. Interesting that you found it so easy to kill the OS chatter. That's good to know although I don't really ...
  • I care. When I close my main networking apps, I want to see no network activity (or close to it). If I do see something, that's an indication that I may have picked up some malware. Monitoring the ...
  • Replied in Inspiron 17 ?
    I think these are the full specs: http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-17-5759-laptop_Reference%20Guide_en-us.pdf It confirms the RK45 which ...
  • I have to agree this was a huge Forbes Fail. The writer clearly performed zero due diligence on his source prior to publication. I wonder if Microsoft considered suing Forbes for this. IANAL but I ...
  • Interesting. I'm interested in sharing partitions between Windows and Linux too. In my case, with a Linux host and Windows 7 guest with VirtualBox. It seems that using NTFS partitions is the ...
  • It's an interesting question. Obviously, your VM is fairly secure with no internet connection but you raise an excellent point protecting it from an infected thumb drive or other USB device. Runnin ...
  • Generally speaking, Windows does not create or modify folders on the D:\ drive. Exceptions I can think of: * The RECYCLE.BIN * System Volume Information Various update installers seem to create a ...
  • Sounds like these were some of Microsoft's "special" folders normally created under C:\Users\... that you relocated to the D:\ drive by some means or other. We don't know what technique you used... ...
  • Replied in Windows 10
    Windows 8 is no longer supported? Wow, golly gosh! Mr Morrison is telling a little fib here. In other words, be independent and do it my way. Right! I would do as one does when considering most ...
  • Yeah, but it was boring and effective even if it's not as hip as "Insider Rings", "Long-Term Servicing Branches" etc. There was a time when I looked forward to patch Tuesday. But now I dread it! In ...
  • Not really. I spend years working in the industry and most software companies I know issue "Release Notes" even on minor changes to the version number. Companies like Dell and Intel issue "Release ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
malch has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 12648
Threads started 301
Last post 8 hours ago
Total comments 0
Total likes 0
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 0