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

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  • This is a huge deal for me. Vendors can update their own systems in any way they want. But I'm staying in control of what gets installed/removed/changed on my systems. It's just not negotiable and ...
  • Replied in Complacency
    Well, if you or your kid wants to anytime soon, they will have enter just about all their personal info into gobs and gobs of online systems including those operated by Government, various ...
  • Replied in Complacency
    Joining Twitter is voluntary. Want to get admitted to college...? Government and advertisers are making excellent progress toward completely eliminating the voluntary nature of this data ...
  • Blocking hosts, IP's domains, entire netblocks etc. can be useful for some things. But in this case, I think people want Windows Updates -- at least some of them. They just want control over which ...
  • Based on past history and the nature of the whole Win 10 proposition, I think it's crystal clear that MS intends to push things as far and as hard as they possibly can without risking serious ...
  • Yes, the Google Maps cache works quite well. There is also an option to preload the cache with a selected area of limited size. You can just about cover the SF Bay Area for example. Bring the area ...
  • Replied in Oh boy...
    While there are still some unanswered questions, we do actually know quite a few facts. Including the fact that Win 10 Home will come with forced updates. These are legitimate concerns rather than ...
  • I think not; free Win 10 requires a genuine Win 7/8 license. What you can do, I think, is remain in the Insider Program which sounds like an on-going beta/test thing. So I rather think you will not ...
  • You might be able to extract the files with other tools but there certainly isn't any guarantee. So yes, there a small risk although I wouldn't consider it a huge issue in practical terms. FreeFile ...
  • In practical terms, your only option is to prohibit all photography in your home without written permission. If you grant permission you can spell out any conditions. Folks will probably think ...
  • An excellent point. But the better file synchronization programs can protect against this type of problem. Of course, that means successfully navigating more complex configuration options. But ...
  • There are several ways to approach it. Some of the considerations: 1. You can generate a "backup" using using various tools. These generally place all of the files in a large container rather like ...
  • I think you're making life more complicated than necessary. With 4 disks, you risk: 1. Running out of drive bays 2. Running out of SATA ports 3. Requiring more power than is available 4. Creating ...
  • I've become a big fan of Xubuntu 15.04. It works well, and I've been able to customize the desktop etc. pretty much as I want with very little difficulty. It's very up-to-date with respect to the ...
  • I agree. Restore points just are not very reliable or useful in practice. I much prefer to make a "real" image of my system drive. When restored, it just works. Of course, the image size is ...
  • Yep, horrible! I've just given up on optical media. It's hard to store -- bulky once you put it in a jewel case, and easily scratched if you don't. And regional coding is a royal PITA if your ...
  • Created discussions RIP SSLv3
    and good riddance: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/26/that_shot_you_heard_sslv3_is_now_dead/
  • Yikes, you have a HUGE amount of something there then. Try Treesize or SpaceSniffer. It will likely make it clear where the space is being chewed up.
  • 1. The Disk Cleanup Utility built into Windows is the most conservative and safe starting point. See how much space that can free up. 2. I like CCleaner from Piriform (free edition). It will ...
  • You would likely have to phone in to MS. Chances are good they would activate but it's at their discretion. It may be the same with Win 10. The statements they've made so far are a little ambiguous ...
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