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by burger2227
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 4347

Re: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?

Microsoft advances the death of Windows 8 by 4 years On August 20, 2018 , Microsoft made a blog post designed to help developers “effectively plan your development cycles.” The blog post was aimed at telling developers when the Microsoft Store would stop accepting and distributing apps to Windows P...
by burger2227
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Windows is Slower After April 2019 Updates According to Users Users are reporting that after installing this week's Microsoft's April 2019 Patch Tuesday updates , Windows has suddenly become slow and programs are taking forever to open. Yesterday, we reported that there is a conflict between the la...
by burger2227
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple disables iPad for 48 years after toddler login runs amok
Replies: 0
Views: 2035

Apple disables iPad for 48 years after toddler login runs amok

Apple disables iPad for 48 years after toddler runs amok One father found out another interesting aspect of this security feature however when he left his iPad within reach of his kid : there is seemingly no top limit to how long the disable feature will remain in place. Evan Osnos is a writer at T...
by burger2227
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

Google will now let you use your Android phone as a physical security key To make your Android phone your security key, you’ll just need to connect your phone through Bluetooth to a Chrome browser to verify logins. (Some older desktop PCs don’t have Bluetooth, but it’s pretty universal on laptops.)...
by burger2227
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Laptop got second 1803 update of the month last night:
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Login took a while to wake up before mouse clicks brought up password box...

Chrome was already started with previous tabs restored upon login...
by burger2227
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Microsoft changed how Windows 10 disconnects USB storage devices But with Windows 10 v1809 , the default state for all USB and Thunderbolt storage devices has become " Quick removal, " which is a state where external storage devices can be disconnected without following the "Safely Remove Hardware"...
by burger2227
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Printing Program Output
Replies: 3
Views: 5744

Re: Printing Program Output

Print a text file directly from the command prompt using the default printer by inserting /p prior to the file's name:

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filename$ = "C:\Documents\textfile.txt"
SHELL "Notepad /p "  + filename$.
https://www.qb64.org/wiki/SHELL
by burger2227
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Microsoft is making big Windows 10 update changes starting with the May 2019 release Next week, Microsoft will make Windows 10 19H1 available to Release Preview testers. It will also get a round of additional broader testing among employees at Microsoft, along with Microsoft's OEM and ISV partners....
by burger2227
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away

Tried to update my TomTom XL One and found HUGE files: https://i.postimg.cc/HL28T1C8/screenshot-49.png And crazy file names with future dates...many file names were Windows illegal When the software tried to backup the device, it wanted 328 Gigabytes on my hard drive... Apparently the internal memo...
by burger2227
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

64 bit Desktop is running bad so I tested it in PowerShell: https://i.postimg.cc/3JYX6zRz/screenshot-106.png Copy and paste into title bar rclick menu in two steps: wmic diskdrive get status https://i.postimg.cc/Mp660MQN/screenshot-48.png "Pred Fail" means a S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and...
by burger2227
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Latest laptop 1803 Update displays this in Windows Update: https://i.postimg.cc/yYs0Kjgt/screenshot-102.png Guess I won't get any more eh? Had to run Troubleshooter for Windows Update and apply first fix: https://i.postimg.cc/FHgr4bSW/screenshot-104.png Did not apply fix for waiting updates as it w...
by burger2227
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide next month Windows 10 1809 was initially released on Oct. 2, 2018 , but within days Microsoft purged it from the distribution pipeline after reports of upgrade-caused data loss. Although the company returned 1809 to testing that same month, it wasn't until N...
by burger2227
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof How exactly did we get to the point where a single, semi-public and occasionally transient data point like a phone number can unlock access to such a large part of our online experience? KrebsOnSecurity spoke about this at length with Allison Nixon, directo...
by burger2227
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Google, Microsoft work together for a year to figure out new type of Windows flaw Microsoft is strongly recommending that third-party driver developers make the same changes , and the company considered making it so that Windows itself would automatically set the Object Manager flag whenever the I/...
by burger2227
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Formula
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Formula

ATN can be used to define π in SINGLE or DOUBLE precision. The calculation cannot be used as a CONSTant. Pi = 4 * ATN(1) 'SINGLE precision Pi# = 4 * ATN(1#) 'DOUBLE precision PRINT Pi, Pi# The QB64 _PI function returns π as a _FLOAT value with an optional multiplier parameter. radius = 5 circlearea ...
by burger2227
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Laptop Updates 1803 with Chrome browser started asking to resume previous tabs... https://i.postimg.cc/zBH4RRLN/screenshot-95.png No notification about new updates. Just woke up with login screen. Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS It’s worth noting that developers c...
by burger2227
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 4347

Re: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?

Windows 7 users to receive notifications from Microsoft about end of support Microsoft is planning to push notifications to Windows 7 users warning them about the upcoming end of support. The software giant will stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020, and it will start warning consumers ab...
by burger2227
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Microsoft Asks Users to Call Windows 10 Devs About ALT+TAB Feature Microsoft has started to display notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center asking users to have a phone call with Microsoft developers and provide direct feedback about the ALT+TAB feature in Windows. It is not known if this is ...
by burger2227
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away
Replies: 1
Views: 262

The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away

The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away Do you know where you’ll be on April 6, 2019 ? If you heavily rely on GPS, you may not be able to determine where you are when that date rolls around. That’s because GPS navigation technology was originally built with a short-sighted timekeeping s...
by burger2227
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 news
Replies: 110
Views: 39754

Re: Windows 10 news

Microsoft introduces drastic performance fix for Spectre variant After fixes were introduced for several variants of the Spectre speculative execution exploit , performance took a nose dive. Microsoft and many other industry giants have been working to patch security flaws for over a year now, but ...