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29 weeks 3 days ago BleepingComputer.com (Website of the Week) rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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29 weeks 3 days ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop DrBaker

Originally after reading this post, I started chuckling at the assumption that I would drag my windows off the screen to make more room. After reading the comments, I was really grinning and couldn't wait to get to work so I could log on and post my own sarcastic comment.

Then I watched the video.

In all honesty, this program looks like it could work! I absolutely can't stand minimizing my windows (WinKey +D or +M), and then trying to drag files/folders from one window onto the taskbar button, wait for it to recognize what I'm doing and restore the target window, then dragging it up and dropping it in the empty space. I find this is a buggy approach, and sometimes it doesn't work the way I intend.

I think I might give this a try and see if it's unobtrusive and lightweight enough to run in the background and just use it on those occasions where it'll actually make life easier.

I can't see it replacing the WinKey +D function though.. Gotta love the instant Desktop.

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29 weeks 4 days ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop Sgluber

One more here: I use Alt + Tab and (almost) all the other keyboards shortcuts since... always! :-)

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29 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection boogiepop

There is now way to block a range of IP's with PrivateFirewall, such a shame.

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Glad you got it sorted. This is why it is important to consult a time zone converter and then apply that to your own locality because there can be inconsistencies. In the country where I live for example not all regions adhere to the official country time zone they are in, and the adoption of daylight savings also varies. MC - Site Manager.

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] toktok

Thanks - just now found out that BST means British Summer Time ;-)
So offer starts there at 16:00
and in Central Europe Summer Time 17:00

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

The offer pages states this, which is why I mentioned it earlier: "It will start on Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00 PM BST (11:00 EST and 08:00 PST)"

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Please use one of the time zone converter links provided or one of your own choice to check the BST time against your own location.

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] toktok

Still a little confused as to time zones - as the above time converter says:
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Only some locations are currently on EST, because most places there are currently on Daylight Saving Time.

Locations that are on EST part of the year are currently on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
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Can you give the time compared to GMT also, please?
Then you know that Central European Time is GMT-2 at the moment - if Daylight Saving Time is still in effect in your country. ;-)

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29 weeks 4 days ago 6 Great Alternatives to iGoogle GSPVX

Thank you for these recommendations, Rhiannon.
I have been using iGoogle for as long as I can remember, and have a home page set up that provides all I need and has tabs for business or personal info and feeds. It all works beautifully.
I have been testing many alternatives and now have a multiple home page set up that opens iGoogle, NetVibes, igHome Protopage and uStart as 5 tabs.

Most widgets / gadgets on my page are news & sports feeds, bookmarks and links to sites I use daily.

I'm leaning towards igHome as it has a look & feel most similar to iGoogle, but the maps and weather widgets are clunky.
Protopage has a whacking great advertising banner that costs $2.50 a month to get rid of, and its Google maps can not show traffic (crucial in Sydney to decide which of several routes to take to drive home). Nor can I seem to find Google news on Protopage.
NetVibes has the best weather app (but still not as good as Google's) and uStart has no Google maps/traffic and is great for the weather, but only if you live in Paris France!

So, as a combination they all work to replicate my iGoogle set up, but individually not one of them is as comprehensive as iGoogle.

Just my 2 cents worth. Have a great day!

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29 weeks 4 days ago BleepingComputer.com (Website of the Week) dynamite00401

A very great reference site. Thanks again Rhiannon.

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29 weeks 4 days ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World J_L

Thanks. I'm not sure if we should include another key for crippleware, because of extra work and its tendency to be subjective.

For example, I find one pass zero perfectly fine for virtually all real-life scenarios. The only non-theoretical purpose of extra writes is the illusion of data still there in my opinion.

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29 weeks 4 days ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Paxmilitaris

Secure Erase - HDDErase link 404

Active@ KillDisk is a feature very restricted freeware. The free version only allows a one pass zero.

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29 weeks 4 days ago Get Yourself Published on This Site surmur

Hi!
I sent the following message to site.editor, who made the article below and you can read and comment it.

Hello!
I would like to mention that I am perhaps one of the many who are frustrated at searching free video stream downloader program. From Google I found "Best Free Streaming Media Recorder"- article on that techsupportalert- site.

Jing with 4/5 stars was at top of the list like the best could be. When you described Jing you told in the first sentence that Jing is your favourite, and at start you told nothing bad but that it uses 30-60MB RAM which described as a minus I think is quite odd even for many if not for the most 10 year old computers. Because you described it being as your favourite I did not care about the rest of your review presuming that "finally this might at least work fine" and so I clicked "In hurry?"- link for a quick guide. There at the quick guide was however no mention about the 5 min limit that I later found out after the installation and in the last sentence of your Jing's review.

As I write this I somehow manage to sustain my forbearance. Further, I really can't come up any other but with next questions. As being a site that voluntarily advices and moreover in fact tries to help people to choose between free programs conversely your description especially about Jing seems to have little or nothing to do with the interests of this site's users or with the whole purpose of the site. As your description about Jing seems somehow hard to be considered frank then more less I hope it includes an commercial agenda. On your behalf you could personally tell what makes Jing's freeware version your favourite. I assume that you perhaps still use it and the 5 minute limit does not bother you too much? It might make sense at the users prospective if you at least add the informaton about 5 minute limit to Jing's quick guide and also not forget to mention others' programs schemes that ruin their idea of being free.

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29 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller Paxmilitaris

Have IObit Uninstaller and Wise Program Uninstaller been evaluated?
http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninstaller.html
http://wisecleaner.com/wiseuninstallerfree.html

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29 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Launcher oblivion

Launchy creates and -- presumably -- constantly maintains an index. Try, as a similar but non-indexing alternative, FindAndRunRobot. Although it doesn't use an index, its default settings -- basically, to look first in the places your program shortcuts are likely to be and work down a list (that you can, but don't have to, tweak to fit your own specific needs -- are very effective and usually as fast as you need.

One small caveat: under some circumstances, Microsoft Security Essentials can cause FARR to run much more slowly than it otherwise would. I haven't seen any issues with other security software, though, and it is possible to persuade MSE to leave FARR alone.

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] blk_gallagher

Cool, I can't wait to try it out

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29 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software crank

Thank you for the info, it's an interesting product. And Anupam, this isn't directed, as near as I can tell, at solely virtualized environments. It seems more akin to sandboxing, or even running with a LiveCD, you may think you are on a regular system, but reboot, and it's as if you were never there. It's aimed at too specialized an audience for this category. Without extensive testing, I don't know how easily you could make it work as an imager/cloner, other than re-baselining before every reboot/shut down, and that doesn't sound very practical to me. I do like the idea, it's just not a good fit here. I don't think we need to delete this comment, it's informative and helps broaden our visitors knowledge base about other technologies out there. I most definitely concur with your closing sentence, that is a good mind-set, but we do need to keep to not mentioning non-free products in general, that is who we are.

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29 weeks 4 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] jzadmt

Awesome! I've been a pb user and been waiting for an upgrade for a while.
Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for the freebie

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Program Launcher plasticpig72

I am sorry but with CPU usage at 45 - 100%, however much I like Launchy, I need to find an alternative. No matter what I change in the settings I cannot get the usage to drop below 45% and that is unacceptable.

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29 weeks 5 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] MidnightCowboy

12 months is the standard for offers like this which is genuine and not a specially doctored or crippled effort as regularly available on other sites. :) MC - Site Manager.

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29 weeks 5 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] terrawarra

Nice freebie (if you can get it) but the licence is only for 1 year.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Anupam

Thanks for your comment.

But, I am afraid, it's not in the right section. You are talking about virtualization software, whereas this review is about disk imaging, and drive cloning software. Both are essentially different.

Disk imaging/cloning software allow you to keep an image/copy of your system stored somewhere, which you can install that image later on anytime. On the other hand, virtualization software do not keep any copy, and so you cannot restore your system on demand. The only common thing you can say is that they both return system to a previous state, but otherwise, they are very different.

So, I am afraid, your comment will be deleted from here in due time. Sorry.

Also, we have strict rules that do not allow mention/suggestion/posting about commercial software, this being a freeware site. Please don't post about them, however good they might be.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Ray Sondetra

As a replacement for Microsoft SteadyState I prefer a reboot and restore to pristine each time approach to drive imaging so I don't have to do tons of security hoop jumping or bother with AV etc. My data is encrypted on another drive and I save anything I download to a USB stick and that badboy gets scanned before anything goes on my data partition. They can throw what the like at me (metaphorically) a quick reboot and I'm back to perfect. Of course you need to protect your MBR as there is a slight chance some cad or bounder will sneak in when you unfreeze to do updates).

So useful when the FBI come knocking at the door.

I now use Reboot Restore RX from Horizon DataSys, a leading developer of instant restore applications for Windows-based PCs. In March they released a fully-functional freeware version called Reboot Restore Rx. Using their patented RollBack technology, Reboot Restore Rx reduces PC maintenance costs and complexities associated with managing public access computers. Apologies I copy pasta'd that. But It's good news as it's slick and intuitive; I detest software from history and non intuitive GUIs. My first love was about 12 years ago and it was fantastic. Again it hardly took any longer than a normal boot time. It was called [edited out] I think but they have loads of different ones now but DriveClone is the only free one.

Another very well reviewed prog is ToolWiz Time Freeze, basically the same.

I do realize the lines are still very blurred between disc imaging, reboot and restore and virtual systems but they effectively achieve exactly the same thing. And one could, of course, use a reboot and restore in exactly the same way as disc imaging, just as and when one wanted. I think it's worth knowing what's out there and looking at the different features as we all want something different from our computer.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Download Manager Anupam

Free Download Manager updated to 3.9.3.1358

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer joeguru

Thank you for the recommendation. I did review PC Faster and found in my opinion the features did not measure up in performance to the other programs already reviewed so a written review won't be provided. However we always appreciate sincere recommendations.

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29 weeks 5 days ago 1,000 Free One-Year Licenses for Bot Revolt Antimalware Connection Program [Expired] J_L

Do note (11:00 EST and 08:00 PST) from http://www.botrevolt.com/limited-offer/, because there are two BST time zones.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Probably the Best Free Security List in the World Adrastos

Hi all how are things? I just happened to be checking out the Wilders Security Forum and I came across another basic firewall that is based on the built in firewall from Windows7 and up I believe. http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php should be mentioned in the free firewall list due to its easy of use. I have tried all the free ones that plug into the windows 7 firewall built in and I like this one and tinywall the best. I guess http://wokhan.online.fr/progs.php?sec=WFN would work well along with WCF4. I am going to be trying Windows Firewall Notifier with Windows Firewall Control should be a good combo making it easier to add new rules although it works similar to tinywall with the click to add exceptions for windows and the ability to search and manually add files. Hope you guys take a look at that. I have Bitdefender free Antivirus and was looking for a simple firewall to add to it. I have tried Online armor free and Privatefirewall and they tend to conflict with Bitdefender due to having similar protection features. Antivirus' are including behaviour based detection and other things like HIPS so to find a firewall that is just a firewall is hard that's why I'm going back to the built in windows firewall in windows7 its not bad.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software okrick

I had noticed that they were no longer supporting PAF but it was still available as a download at the time of my last revision.

Thank you for letting me know. I'll remove this program from my recommendations.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened Bluesmanuk

Love this.

It's a must have for any tech.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Create Your Own Version Of The World's Favourite Tech Logos Bluesmanuk

This is very good indeed :-)

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons Faziri

#2 actually, it is. :)
"However, this script is not a universal remedy for all anti-adblock protection. this is why I am counting on all user for my report."
There's also the "Supported Sites" section.

Yes, it does target 4 particular, popular anti-AB scripts websites use. But that does not make it specific to all websites blocking adblock, only to the specific sites that have been reported so far + the sites that use those 4 particular scripts. It's kind of the same problem as with ABP's EasyList: 9 bazillion filters of which you'll only use 5, and those 5 will only be 1% of your browsing habits.

Either way, this article really isn't for GM scripts. Supporting a section for those would make this article far too large to maintain.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons vin100

For #1 you'll find information for example here https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5995140

For #2 It's not site specific. It's specific to all website tracking adblock users

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software Anupam

Any of the AVs suggested in the review will work fine. You can also read the comments to look for suggestions which are not covered in the review.

I personally use Avast, and it's working great with Windows 8.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software whycue

My new PC came with Windows 8 - are there any recommended free antivirus/antispyware programs I can use with it?

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Duplicate File Remover AlphaTron

DupliateMyFiles by Nirsoft.net works really well. It may be more geared for PC experts than for novice PC users because it doesn't give enough detail for some of the fields. It could use some better instructions but it's free. Maybe some technical writer will improve the instructions for free. I suck at writing or I would.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Firefox Add-ons Faziri

Do you have anything to back up your claim in #1? I've compared ABP to ABE and don't notice any improvement or other advantage. I can hardly imagine there being any bias in ABP if you use custom filters either, what's a deal with an ad company supposed to impact? It's also a fork of the original, which to me is a caution bell signaling reduced app quality.

I'm a bit reluctant to post that script from #2 because it's not an add-on and it's only site-specific... It'll never be a comprehensive solution.

Thanks for the reply though.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did (still in beta):
http://pad.haroopress.com/user.html

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Programming Editor Panzer

Zeus Lite editor:

Features:

* Seamless FTP file editing
* Syntax highlighting for C\C++, Clipper, Cobol, Fortran, Java, Pascal, Perl, Python, PHP, SQL etc
* Compilers and builders run as background tasks allowing you to keep typing
* Fully Scriptable using the Lua, Python, SmallC, VB Script, Java Script languages
* Column, block and stream marking modes using both keyboard or mouse
* Search and replace, including support for regular expressions
* Brief, WordStar, Epsilon and Emacs keyboard maps provided
* Keyboard mappings are fully configurable
* Syntax highlighting is based on file extension and is fully configurable
* Code templates
* Keyboard macros recording, saving and playback
* Support for third party tools
* Unlimited undo/redo
* In-editor, in-line error location and correction
* Quick Help searches any number of help files for a specific keyword
* Standard status bar, tool bar, tab bar and navigation bar features
* Fast load time and small disk space requirements
* File Manager associations and drag and drop
* Supports both MS-DOS and UNIX file formats
* Supports for UNC and long file names
* MS-DOS OEM text translation is also supported
* Built in spell checker
* Split window allows you to create two views of the same document
* Line number and bookmarks navigation
* Perfect Notepad replacement

http://www.zeusedit.com/lite/index.html

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Eraser Paxmilitaris

I came here hoping to find a low-level format freeware that can be used in windows XP.
I know linux has such a tool, as explained by Demoidemo, but i'm not really comfortable enough yet in linux to start low-level formating an old ide drive that i want to give.

From what i saw in diagonal reading here, it's secure file deletion freeware, not zeroing the drive, just writing random stuff. I'm guessing the partitions and mbr stay untouched.

I'd prefer to give a drive with all zeros and all bad sectors found.

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29 weeks 6 days ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop glofp

I took my time to see the video for the app.
My Good, is this really 2013 or?
WHO on earth are using a PC this way instead of just using the taskbar to get the app I want to at a specific time, or else - as another user write, I use Winkey + m, and to get it all back Winkey+shift+m - and in my daily use, I use Alt+Tab all the time - no problem at all.
Can't see why installing an app with "no use" - my point of view ☺

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29 weeks 6 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way Michael Bitelse

Also quite useful: http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

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29 weeks 6 days ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened satrow

Thanks, Rob.

Generally, software (usually old/incompatible/bad 3rd party drivers) rather than hardware is responsible for the majority of blue screens. If BlueScreenView's upper pane (scroll across to see the details) flags a 3rd party driver (xxxxxxxx.sys), there's a high chance it's correct or closely related to the problem.

In the BSV lower pane, list drivers by date; anything 3rd party pre-dating the last Service Pack could be problematic, as could anything very recent, including a Windows Update!

If you don't have a 3rd party driver named, have no pattern to the crashes, cleaning out the fluff/lint/dust from the hardware makes no difference, etc. don't thrash around with random fixes, better to consult with specialists.

A huge amount of self help data here: http://www.carrona.org/ and a specialist forum here: http://www.sysnative.com/forums/forum.php

Common BSOD related drivers: http://carrona.org/drivers/bsod_drivers.php

BSOD methods and tips (mostly advanced/technical DIY): http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-info...

BSOD posting instructions (these tools are used by, or the resulting data should be acceptable to, all forums that analyse BSODs): http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-crashes-kernel-debugging/68-blue-sc...

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Torrent Search Engines Hackman

I don't know who exactly is in charge of "Demonoid" anymore, but the new site d2.vu accepts my old Demon login, and seems to have all of the same great stuff.

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software mrinmoyjk

On their website ( http://www.comodo.com/products/free-products.php ), it says Comodo Internet Security is free. I've no idea as I've never used it. It also scored well: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/julaug-2013/ .

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29 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software spaarks

Sadly Personal Ancestral File is no longer available from the LDS Familysearch site. It is still available elsewhere as is the (essential) PAF Companion, but the latter no longer seems to accept the security PIN.

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30 weeks 35 min ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher rob.schifreen

That's why I have up using browser-specific bookmarks a long time ago, and keep my own personal home page on Dropbox.

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30 weeks 35 min ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher rob.schifreen

People use different browsers, or they don't, for all sorts of reasons. Personally, I use Chrome almost all of the time. But Microsoft SharePoint, which I look after as part of the day job, doesn't support Chrome properly for a couple of things, so I have to switch to IE for those.

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30 weeks 42 min ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop Century22

Right DaGeek! I have not done that since Windows 3.1 !!! I use Alt+Tab to switch windows.

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30 weeks 53 min ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page gmac13

startme is indeed a great starting page for your browser. There is a small bug. If you mix cases for your email address it will have problems logging you back in. Use all lower case (for your email address) during the registration process and you will be fine. I was having problem with this issue and left feedback. I got a response a few hours later and it fixed my problem.

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30 weeks 1 hour ago Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility rhittzer

i do not recommend DITTO. for some reason i get spikes in the performance tab and the sound gets all choppy. not to mention anything video slows down. what in the world is it doing?

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30 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Exactly it's just that these users are too paranoid about privacy, when most of the information collected are non-personally identifiable. Also FAQ section of good software's covers what information they collect.

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30 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

The majority of software vendors collect user data for either marketing or product improvement purposes. Exactly what they do collect is detailed in their FAQ and EULA which users should read before installing the software. Additional information that may be of concern to some users can be found in their own support forums, and in the case of security software, in the Wilders forum.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/

Gizmo's Freeware will not be including this type of information in reviews unless there is a major concern about any one product which would likely be removed anyway. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 7 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software dnr

I ended on this site looking for review that might address the fact that, as you mentioned for AVAST, these guys are collecting data on us and passing it around to there friends and [of coarse] making money on it some how. I decided not to stay with AVG because of there personal data collection policies, "email, web sites" and more. That was enough for me. Soooooo...... what to do.

That would be a real help to the masses [like us] if techsupportalert could include in there reviews if the AV software collects personal data and if it does, what data and how much.

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30 weeks 9 hours ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened pvilan

Thanks again rob!
I never has been able to find and open a dump file!
And I trust anything from nirsoft.

peter

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30 weeks 10 hours ago How To Fit Loads More Windows On Your Desktop DaGeek247

"You probably drag some windows out to the far edges of the display, leaving just enough of the window visible so that you can drag it back into view when you need to access it again."

Actually, I don't. That is a terrible way to declutter your screen. I minimize the windows i'm not using, then use Windows Key+Tab to switch back to them when I want to, jut like everybody else in the world.

If things get really cluttered, I download VirtuaWin and use that instead. I don't see how this needed fixing.

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30 weeks 15 hours ago Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 v.laurie

I am sorry to hear of your problem and it is because of problems like this that I strongly urge making emergency repair discs as discussed here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-recovery-discs-or-usb.... The comments are not the place for discussing specific individual problems but you can get help in the General Computer Support forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ You should be able to get some good advice there.

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30 weeks 15 hours ago Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 Jitukali

The problem is that method only works on window that is working first..
what if during window update and restart where window fail to restart normally and right there you need to boot into a safe mode....

and that where I am now.. I need help on this

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30 weeks 17 hours ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page Freeware Fanatic

I agree. I'd like to know more about it too before giving it a try. I can't find a review of it (other than the article here) anywhere on the internet after searching for almost an hour. The website itself says nothing. And, if you go to the Whois website to look up information, it tells you absolutely nothing either except the domain owners are hidden behind proxies.

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30 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free Video Editing Program edwardns

I also dislike NCH practices and might replace there software with another program in the near future.

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30 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Web Browser for Android dalimit

Please review Next Browser.I use it for some time and now is my default browser.
It is very easy to use with speed dial,tabs and clean interface(light on resources).
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jiubang.browser

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30 weeks 23 hours ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page cab98

I have been using uStart.org for some time (after a recommendation by a reader on this site actually) and am very pleased with it. It also has the option to use several different pages, and both layout and appearance can be completely customized with a reasonable number of themes and skins.
Besides which, I have links to the site I visit most often in a column that runs down one side of my home page. How else can one access updated information from sites like the Food Network's healthy eats blog and BBC World news right from one's home page?
Cab98

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30 weeks 23 hours ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page baja463

Still couldn't get it to work on Win8 with Firefox, altho the developers emailed me back to say (with great confidence) "It should work ... clear your cache." Haha.

I've moved on to Start.io ... nice little package and it works! What a concept.

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30 weeks 23 hours ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher ChaosReigns

Does this progrom run in the background on your system to collect those histories, or do you have to manually pull the histories from the various browsers?
Does this program retain the histories if you have the browsers themselves set to delete the history afer one day?

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30 weeks 1 day ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher gruff

That's a good find, even if, like me, you only use one browser: Firefox (notwithstanding, of course, those times I need to update Windows, which opens IE all on its own.)

What I'm interested in are the reasons and situations you use different browsers. Maybe I'm missing something. A small blurb on that would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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30 weeks 1 day ago A Brilliant Cross-Browser History Searcher West Swan

Good find :-)

One thing I would like is if all the browsers favorites, bookmarks etc were stored in the one location.

Would save having to export and import yada yada to get the links to all web browsers :-)

Cheers,

Paul

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Video Editing Program Crusty_Curmudgeon

While I appreciate the generic caution re: the practices of software companies like NCH, I think you failed to fully warn readers of the risks of NCH software specifically. You also failed to consider these practices in your evaluation.

If you ignore the spammy, malware-like bundling and the under-the-table installations of NCH software, your evaluation might be spot-on. But, I don't think you can or should ignore the fact that NCH Software (and others like them) engage in deceptive practices like:

* installing code on systems without proper disclosure or permission
* redirect browsers without notification
* use misleading techniques to trick users into installing additional software
* leaving code on systems after uninstall

Gizmo's really should NOT ignore these malicious practices in their reviews. Taken into consideration, ALL NCH software ratings should be reduced by a measure of at least -25% and should include both strong warnings in the actual NCH app review and a in the Con's section to fully warn readers.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Antivirus Software Wolfram

A new class of threats has emerged:

Security researchers from the Vietnamese company Bkav have come across a new virus that protects itself against antiviruses by entirely freezing the hard disk.

Once it infects a device, the virus creates a sort of a restore point. All the modifications made on the system by the user – including editing documents, copying files, and downloading data from the Web –, will be erased after a computer Restart. The virus also changes the icon of the hard drive.

More details, here:

http://security.bkav.com/new-virus-self-protects-by-freezing-hard-disk-d...

Important: if someone discovers that his PC has been infected with this very dangerous type of virus, in the above mentioned article there is a link to a removal tool.-

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Game Sites ethanallen

Nice article, but there are many sites which are offering free online games to play...

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30 weeks 1 day ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way Joe A.TT

...or simply download the portable version. ;)

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program Anupam

It will be appreciated if you post in lowercase, because posting in all uppercase on the internet is considered as shouting.

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30 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program pawan kumar

Can any body help to tell that which software can change the mp3 2 channel to 5.1 channel

[Moderator's note: case changed from uppercase to lowercase]

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30 weeks 2 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way dbailey60

YEP ! It pays to be smarter than the Installer !

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Streaming Media Recorder nikiiroger

To get the best sound and quality from your web calls, you will still need a bridge line. A bridge line will work with your webcasting machine and your computer to bring you a real time connection that is clear and secure.

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30 weeks 2 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way MidnightCowboy

Caution! FileMenu Tools from LopeSoft is ad-supported. It will try to install unwanted components such as toolbars during the install process. MC - Site Manager.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Help Discover Why Windows Blue-Screened terrawarra

Thanks rob... another nice little tool to add to my arsenal of weapons.

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30 weeks 2 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way dbailey60

I really Like this software here ; http://www.lopesoft.com/en/filemenutools

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Backup Program joeguru

Regarding the Fbackup download installer vs. actual file size, here is what the developer had to say. "The reason we chose this option is to ensure that the latest version is always downloaded. So if someone downloads the web installer and decides to run it 2 days later, this will bring the newest release from the website instead of what was initially downloaded. It's a system widely used now (i.e. Chrome) and most users aren't bothered by it. With the offline installer, you don't have the advantage of always installing the latest version if you download it now and install it later."

The developer has also assured me they will be officially providing an offline installer link in the next few days. This link will download the 60MB file. I will update their information in the review when it has been officially released.

Any further comments regarding this matter should be directed to our user forum or the developers forum at the Fbackup website. I can not elaborate on their statement any further.

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30 weeks 2 days ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! dollsey74

I already have Silverlight installed on my laptop. I am able to watch these videos via streaming. However, I am not able to download these videos.

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30 weeks 2 days ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! George.J

That's not an issue related to EagleGet, you just need to download MS Silverlight and install the plugin to watch those videos. Only then EagleGet will be able to capture those videos when playing.

You can download MS Silverlight from here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/. It's around 7MB.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Video Encoder skan

There are many others, such as Freemake, Any Video Converter and Mediacoder.

Sometimes I use Mediacoder because it lets me to choose frame rates as low as 1 fps. Sometimes this is good to highly compress some tutorials or "still image" videos without loosing resolution.
It has a drawback though, an annoying ad.

One thing to be taken into account is that the fast GPU compression that many programs offer dont's produce a good quality output, even with larger files.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Duplicate File Remover indnajns

Anti-Twin turned out to be what I was looking for. Duplicate Cleaner Free and Auslogics wouldn't do networked drives. I'm not looking to compare audio, video, or family pics. I'm looking to get rid of the 400 copies of plain, old documents that have been created all across my network. We'd been trading core files around with a USB drive. Now we've got a NAS and everybody has their own private copy of every file from the past three years plus their own stuff that all needs to be merged back onto the NAS. I'm OCD, but that's tedious even for me!

Pros for Anti-Twin:
Works on networked drives
Compares by name, content, size, or date or a combination of these
Allows a % match. DCF didn't recognize a lot of these files as duplicates because several have been re-saved with nothing more than a carriage-return or a blank space difference. I don't care! Same date, same file name, same basic file size, same file for my purposes.
Clearly lists all duplicates in matched groups showing file path/name, date, and size.
Allows deletion by directory! After it finds the duplicates, I can check a single folder (like one of the many copies) and it will delete from the copy and leave my original alone.
Interface is clean and user-friendly. I was up and running within minutes, maybe even seconds. Intuitive checkboxes.

Thank you for this listing of duplicate finding programs, and especially for linking to Anti-Twin. I've spent many blurry-eyed hours comparing files. Now I may actually get this project done before my next birthday.

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30 weeks 2 days ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! dollsey74

Thank you, George.J. I was able to get some of the files to download. However, I'm still having problems with the ones like "Enhancing the Informativeness of Young Victim Witnesses" and "Pretrial Publicity and Jury Decision Making". With those, an additional window pops up and includes a message about MS Silverlight.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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30 weeks 2 days ago Optimizing Vuze (formerly Azureus) for Speed itwontworkgrrr

Hi Steve,
Thanks again for trying on this one.
In the end I did a full Windows wipe and started again.
I installed Tixati and it's working perfectly. No bothering with Java, static IPs, port forwarding or any of that. It just works - yippee!! Back to normal Sky service again - it downloads at 600-700kB in the morning weekdays, then stops dead at about 4.30pm.
I'm really happy with Tixati instead of Vuze. It doesn't have any of that extra stuff that I never used, and as my laptop isn't very powerful a slimmed down program suits me better. Will miss the cute little blue frog, but I'll get over it :o)

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software crank

Let me answer the PS first, that's easy, yes. The machinations and mechanisms behind your problem run deep, and are related to my belated revising of this review in light of Win8 changes. There are security measures built into the BIOS now, with the UEFI BIOS's that most PCs come with now, that aren't particularly transparent, and OEMs and MS, and etc are happy to confuse further to further their own interests. The culprit here is 'Secure Boot', and how and how well various OS's support it. Only some linux distros do at present, so most if not all current Rescue-type live-boot systems will not function if the UEFI BIOS is set to it's normal mode of operation.

I don't want to tell the story of installing linux to dual-boot on my HP laptop, it might make my head explode to re-live the horror. If you want to experience the amazing boot-speeds that Win8 and UEFI offer, I think you have to NOT be in legacy mode, but to run non-UEFI aware OS's, you have to be in legacy mode. HP has done it's usual and mucked with it all in it's own special way and so makes it even harder to suss out what's up. And MS is possibly using secure-boot to lockout non-MS OS's as per SOP for monopolies.

I'm moving to anew place soon, gonna raise me up a crop of mental floss, maybe it'll help me absorb all this new regime of BIOS we've entered and I'll be more helpful. If you aren't confused yet, you're not paying close enough attention. Hope this helps;)

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30 weeks 3 days ago How to Manage Windows File Associations the Really Easy Way Sgluber

Nice tip, Vic... tks! :-)

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage philip

Thanks for your comment DutchPete. I'll take a look at Bitcasa. I don't know how to respond to the Snowden revelations yet. For me, it's not the surveillance that I'm concerned about so much as it is the corruption that they have imposed on encryption. It's not going to be long before cyber criminals learn how to break the compromised utilities, and there is no way to know which ones those are. Oh bother.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DutchPete

PQ, looking at the Wuala site it seems that they offer good client-side encryption with real security. The storage provider cannot be forced to hand over your data to government agencies as they do not have access to it. So why do you use TrueCrypt in addition to Wuala? Is it because you want an extra layer of security because you do not fully trust Wuala?

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DutchPete

One other question that springs to mind: with the SS shortcut on the virtual drive, do you always have to mount the TC volume on the same drive letter?

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DutchPete

Paranoid, I am using a cloud service (Bitcasa) with client-side encryption too, but since the Snowden revelations have been concerned about the real security of client-side encryption. So I am considering doing my own client-side encryption and use perhaps TrueCrypt. I was struggling with the problem you point out above that TC should be openend before the cloud service (SS in your case)and closed after the cloud service. I like your idea to put the SS shortcut on the TC virtual drive so the opening risk is eliminated. But that still leaves the closing risk: one could in a moment of distraction close the virtual drive before the cloud service and all the nicely synced data would be gone. How have you dealt with that risk? Or do you just make sure there is never a situation where you could inadvertently close TC first?

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage DutchPete

Philip I don't see Bitcasa mentioned here. They offer 10 Gb free. I have been using their free service for a few months with mixed feelings. You can access you files in the cloud and download them if need be, but you cannot delete them when in their website. The deletion needs to be done locally by unmirroring the file or folder you want deleted. They used to offer email support to free accounts as well, but have recently stopped doing that and reserve it for paid accounts only. In any case Bitcasa should be considered I think.
With the recent upheaval from the Snowden revelations I am not sure anymore about the security of all these client-side encryption programs, and am considering doing my own encryption (TrueCrypt?)in combination with a cloud service.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page baja463

I set it up and it works fine on Win 7, but for some reason, I can't make this work in Win 8. When I go to the site, all I see is the Startme blue banner and the footer links. Clicking on any of those does nothing. I tried to send a Feedback, but even that dies. When I search for the FF add-on, nothing shows up. Maybe this isn't for Wim 8 users?

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free BitTorrent Client George.J

Could have switched to qBittorrent if it had a Scheduler feature. In terms of raw featuers Tixati seems to be the best, but qBitTorrent is faster.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page Altnetcoza

Here’s another one along the same lines:
start.io
http://start.io/

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

You might just be impressed with EagleGet

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30 weeks 3 days ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! George.J

EagleGet works best on IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works on many other browsers too, but Video Sniffer might not be available in them.

Although, the video sniffer feature still works perfectly on Chromium based browsers like SRWare Iron and Comodo Dragon etc.

I'm able to get a "Download" button on Comodo Dragon for the videos on the site you've posted. Here's a screenshot for proof. http://i.imgur.com/OjDyv0f.jpg

Although EagleGet installs it's extensions automatically for IE, Chrome, Firefox and Opera, the same cannot be said for Dragon.

  • 1. Did you check if EagleGet downloader is present in Extensions menu of Dragon. If the extension is not installed do this procedure:

    If you're using 64bit O.S go to C:\Program Files (x86)\EagleGet\addon and drag the .crx file to extensions in Comodo dragon and click Add.

    If you're using 32bit O.S go to Program Files instead of Program Files (x86)

  • 2. Also type "chrome://plugins/" (Without the quotes) and check if there are 2 instances of EagleGet over there.
  • 3. Also in EagleGet interface go to Configuration->Connection and change the User Agent string to Google Chrome. This is not necessary, still it's worth a try.

Post back if you've got it working or still having trouble.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Create And Manage Your Perfect Browser Home Page JonThomas

I've been using Startme.com for a while now and I agree with the article; it's fast and clean. What has been particularly useful for me is the option to have several different pages, so I generally keep my work stuff on one page, private stuff on another, and so on. Satisfied user here.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Backup Program joeguru

Thank you Bam. Major Geeks used to post the actual download size, but now they don't. I don't doubt the file size issue, but we try to relay the official information provided by the developer. While I appreciate your comment, and I'm sure others will too, I won't be able to change the product information until I hear further from the product developer. Stay tuned for further information.

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30 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Hard Drive Backup Program bam

The offline installer is available at [link to direct download of file removed. Not allowed as per site rules - moderator]
and is ~60MB in size.

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30 weeks 3 days ago This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! dollsey74

Yes, I'm using the most recent version of EagleGet. Re: browser, I use either Comodo IceDragon or Comodo Dragon. Do I need to use a different browser? If not, is there something I'm missing here?

Thanks.

Jason

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