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Martyn
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Handy and Usefull Links « Posted: 03 March 2006 at 12:24 PM »

I've decided to add a selection of links that have been previously mentioned in the IT Suite.

http://www.gimp.org - A free image editing package.

http://www.getfirefox.com - An easy to use alternative to Internet Explorer. link updated

http://toolbar.google.com - Google toobar with handy popup blocker and spell checker. Works with both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

http://free.grisoft.com - A free Anti Virus soution for your PC. Updates automatically too!

If you can think of any more that might be of use for other people please let me know.

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #1 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 12:51 PM »

http://www.getfirfox.com - An easy to use alternative to Internet Explorer.

That took me to a rather non-descript site!

This might be better:

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #2 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 02:14 PM »

 Roll Eyes sorry  Roll Eyes

i've got a dodgy 'e' key on my laptop

it wont happen again.... promice  Shocked
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #3 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 02:28 PM »

 Grin

Love your sig by the way - I'd edit it to reflect a more truthful question that my guys ask:

Have you tired of turning it off and on again???

 evil6 Makes me sound picky but I'm not trying to be, honest! It's that dodgy 'e' key!

One application I use at home is the Microsoft version of Antispyware, or Defender as they now call it.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #4 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 02:57 PM »

I guess you watch The IT Crowd on CH4 Martyn, or is that just a standard IT engineer's reply?!  evil6
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #5 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 03:08 PM »

I get to say it quite often, it's second in line to "Log out, then back in again". Getting the base unit switched off buys us Techies a bit more thinking time  evil6

By the way I have always wanted to write a sitcom based around the IT World. The C4 attempt proves to me that no-one has yet written a comedy about IT so I still have time evil6

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #6 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 03:29 PM »

More to add:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ - Ad-Aware, to search, identify and remove adware from your PC.

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/ - Spy Bot - scan and destroy spyware on your PC.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #7 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 03:50 PM »

Grin

Love your sig by the way - I'd edit it to reflect a more truthful question that my guys ask:

Have you tired of turning it off and on again???

 evil6 Makes me sound picky but I'm not trying to be, honest! It's that dodgy 'e' key!

One application I use at home is the Microsoft version of Antispyware, or Defender as they now call it.


Hey....it could also read....."Have you TRIED turning it off and on again"......there are also the the four magic letters that don't require the missing keyboard 'e' to bring a computer back to life...

R.T.F.M...........(READ the F'Guess'g Manual)...

and

C.T.F.C...........(CHECK the F'Guess again'g Connections)...

Works for me everytime...... Grin Grin....I love this Techy stuff.. Roll Eyes


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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #8 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 05:00 PM »


Not too sure about the new Google Toolbar Martyn.....it would appear to have multi Privacy problems.......seems anything you leave there is accessible by anyone....

I'll go find the article and Post it here.....it's somewhere on my Security Forum...

I'll be back... Grin

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #9 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 05:08 PM »


This is, of course, if we are talking about the same thing Martyn..

Kipper, Cool

February 09, 2006
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation
Consumers Should Not Use New Google Desktop

San Francisco - Google today announced a new "feature" of its Google Desktop software that greatly increases the risk to consumer privacy. If a consumer chooses to use it, the new "Search Across Computers" feature will store copies of the user's Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets and other text-based documents on Google's own servers, to enable searching from any one of the user's computers. EFF urges consumers not to use this feature, because it will make their personal data more vulnerable to subpoenas from the government and possibly private litigants, while providing a convenient one-stop-shop for hackers who've obtained a user's Google password.

"Coming on the heels of serious consumer concern about government snooping into Google's search logs, it's shocking that Google expects its users to now trust it with the contents of their personal computers," said EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "If you use the Search Across Computers feature and don't configure Google Desktop very carefully—and most people won't—Google will have copies of your tax returns, love letters, business records, financial and medical files, and whatever other text-based documents the Desktop software can index. The government could then demand these personal files with only a subpoena rather than the search warrant it would need to seize the same things from your home or business, and in many cases you wouldn't even be notified in time to challenge it. Other litigants—your spouse, your business partners or rivals, whoever—could also try to cut out the middleman (you) and subpoena Google for your files."

The privacy problem arises because the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, or ECPA, gives only limited privacy protection to emails and other files that are stored with online service providers—much less privacy than the legal protections for the same information when it's on your computer at home. And even that lower level of legal protection could disappear if Google uses your data for marketing purposes. Google says it is not yet scanning the files it copies from your hard drive in order to serve targeted advertising, but it hasn't ruled out the possibility, and Google's current privacy policy appears to allow it.

"This Google product highlights a key privacy problem in the digital age," said Cindy Cohn, EFF's Legal Director. "Many Internet innovations involve storing personal files on a service provider's computer, but under outdated laws, consumers who want to use these new technologies have to surrender their privacy rights. If Google wants consumers to trust it to store copies of personal computer files, emails, search histories and chat logs, and still 'not be evil,' it should stand with EFF and demand that Congress update the privacy laws to better reflect life in the wired world."

For more on Google's data collection:
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #10 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 05:20 PM »

I think what they are talking about is the Google Desktop Search, this technology does not apply to the toolbar.

I personally don't use the Desktop Search, both MSN and Google, I'm waiting to see what Windows Vista is like with its improved search. (I've had a go, but it is too early to tell at this stage)

At the moment however, I use Spotlight on Mac OS X 'Tiger' v10.4

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #11 Posted: 03 March 2006 at 07:08 PM »

I think what they are talking about is the Google Desktop Search, this technology does not apply to the toolbar.

I personally don't use the Desktop Search, both MSN and Google, I'm waiting to see what Windows Vista is like with its improved search. (I've had a go, but it is too early to tell at this stage)

At the moment however, I use Spotlight on Mac OS X 'Tiger' v10.4



Sorry Martyn.....got at crossed purposes there....but still worth knowing eh?... Grin

My Son is a Mac user....he said he was about to give 'Tiger' a try, he said I might not hear from him again, and I haven't.. Grin Grin Grin..could he have possibly done something wrong.....(I hope) evil6 Grin Grin....


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PS. It's a bit quiet down here......
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #12 Posted: 24 March 2006 at 12:18 PM »

If you find a file and wonder what created it, use the search box top left on this site (DOC for example):

http://filext.com/detaillist.php

If you're wondering what that task is that's running in your process list:

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/index.html
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #13 Posted: 06 April 2006 at 11:21 PM »

Hi guys, i find it useful having this little app running on my computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

Although it might be microsoft, its free and it works.

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #14 Posted: 20 April 2006 at 09:01 PM »

Two more search facilities

I like this one personally http://www.copernic.com/

or for those who want to stick to Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=971793f2-95ac-4788-8006-92d848e67a40&DisplayLang=en

The Microsoft one is in Beta (testing) stage, but seems quite good
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #15 Posted: 23 July 2006 at 06:06 PM »

I get to say it quite often, it's second in line to "Log out, then back in again". Getting the base unit switched off buys us Techies a bit more thinking time  evil6
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It works surprisingly well, most of the time!  Grin
Most users hate us saying it because they have 47 applications open 'to do their daily work' and it takes them ages to re-open them once re-booted.  The fact rebooting often works is somehow irrelevant if it causes them even more inconvenience!

The 1st thing IT staff should do when responding to a 'disaster' is back up the current (broken) situation.  This is to allow thinking time and ensure any 'corrective' action will not make the situation worse.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #16 Posted: 08 September 2006 at 07:57 PM »

hi all
just come across these pages if you are looking for free software a good reliable and safe download site is
www.computeractive.co.uk/downloads
a good infomation site and a IT mag with plain speaking detailed help and solutions. hope this will be a help to you all
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #17 Posted: 19 September 2006 at 03:32 PM »

This is a great magazine with many useful tips
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #18 Posted: 20 September 2006 at 09:10 PM »

I thought i'd add a couple of links that people may not know about:-

www.7dayshopping.com - for cheap printer cartridges, camera memory cards and ink jet papers. They are based in Jersey and delivery is about a week.

www.gamershell.com - excellent site for latest gaming patches, demos and news. Very fast downloads
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #19 Posted: 25 September 2006 at 08:53 PM »

Fresh Diagnose PC Faults sofware free to use from
www.computeractive.co.uk/2140564.
Acronis True Image 7 free download and details from
www.computeractive.co.uk/acronistrueimage7/index
foe windows 98SE or later offer expiry date 18 october 2006
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #20 Posted: 14 December 2006 at 08:42 PM »

http://www.majorgeeks.com/

http://www.bootdisk.com/

http://www.ubuntu.com/  for the geek or for those sick to the back teeth with BG (say good bye to adware, spyware, malware, viruses, trojans normally assoc. with M$ Windiz)

http://www.innergeek.us/resources.html  Uhmmm, geek

http://www.hotscripts.com/  Geek

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #21 Posted: 02 January 2007 at 04:54 PM »

Most of the good utility freebies have all ready been mentioned. I would like to add zone Alarms firewall, which is reputed to be better than most of those that you pay for.
 It is available from  www.zonelabs.com 
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #22 Posted: 16 April 2007 at 02:45 PM »

why can't i open more than one window
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Kipper
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #23 Posted: 16 April 2007 at 06:47 PM »

why can't i open more than one window

Can you explain that question a little bit more.....?

Are you saying that if you open Internet Explorer you can't, say, open Outlook Express over the top of it, or Lowestoftonline over the top of that....?...

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #24 Posted: 16 April 2007 at 07:47 PM »

I can't answer  for beatlechic but I do have the problem ,of viewing LOl then Googling a question which then makes me lose LOL.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #25 Posted: 16 April 2007 at 08:38 PM »

Think that opening more than one “screen” at a time in Internet Explorer is only available in IE7.

When you open IE it usually opens at your “home page” by default, and that is your first “tab”.  It’s just above your home page – and is a wide “tab” with the word Google (or whatever your homepage is).  Immediately next to that “tab” is a small tab. To view other sites and leaving Google open, click on that small tab, then type in the address of the new site, send it, and that site will open.  Again, at the top of the page is a tab stating Google, and another one which will show the name of the new site.  You can then open another one in the same way, etc. etc. and so forth.

If I open sites from “Favorites” – I go to the appropriate section - e.g. LoL is in a section entitled "Genealogy", I first of all hold down the Ctrl key, then click the link for Lowestofonline - which will then open that site.  Then you can open others the same way.

To close any tab that you no longer need, just click on that tab and a small “x” appears, click on that, and that page closes.

hope that makes sense!  icon_scratch
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #26 Posted: 16 April 2007 at 09:51 PM »

i cant get out look express full stop.i loose lol each time go back to yahoo,to see my mail.if could get oe be easier.told cos i live in lowi that bt can't let me use oe.this never happen in london.think someone talking crap here.i also get awful noise like creeking door when i do things with files.windows 98 was lot better.thanks kip
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #27 Posted: 17 April 2007 at 09:05 AM »

if could get oe be easier.told cos i live in lowi that bt can't let me use oe.this never happen in london. think someone talking crap here. 

This sounds very odd – that you can’t get OE. Think someone’s been telling you porkies – that “because you live in lowi BT can’t let you use OE”.  OE is a program within Windows – it has nothing to do with BT.  Assuming that OE is there, then this would suggest that it’s not been set up to connect with your ISP.
Which version of Windows are you using – XP?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #28 Posted: 17 April 2007 at 11:14 AM »

they have been telling me porkies and i been paying for them.doing my head in.dont know wot to do.they said that bt and e dont gell very well.had no probs in london.and i total computer moron.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #29 Posted: 17 April 2007 at 12:26 PM »

beatlechick: do you have any friends who have computers and could have a look at your setup for you?  It's probably not too big a problem and could help you get it sorted.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #30 Posted: 18 April 2007 at 07:00 PM »

hi all
you people who keep losing lowestoftonline have you got this page as your home page or bookmark/favorites please
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #31 Posted: 18 April 2007 at 07:36 PM »

I have it as a shortcut on the desktop
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #32 Posted: 18 April 2007 at 08:20 PM »


maybe I'm reading this wrong...but I don't know what you mean when you say you 'Lose' a Window if you open another.....

If you are looking at LOL and want to go to another site, just minimise LOL or whatever programme you wish into your Tray.....it can then be opened again with just one click....

In fact you can have all youir minimised Windows open at the same time by RIGHT clicking an empty space in your tray, and selecting 'Cascade' or 'Tile' windows any way you like......

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #33 Posted: 19 April 2007 at 07:06 AM »

Generally speaking that is what I do Kipper. If however I am looking at LOL and decide to ask Google for something by typing into the small GOogle slot at the top, then as soon as I click go, the LOL disappears.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #34 Posted: 19 April 2007 at 03:31 PM »

Hi Meryl, can you tell me please how to go about making a signature and a picture to put at the end of my posts. thanks omgiexx
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #35 Posted: 19 April 2007 at 04:29 PM »

Generally speaking that is what I do Kipper. If however I am looking at LOL and decide to ask Google for something by typing into the small GOogle slot at the top, then as soon as I click go, the LOL disappears.

If you type into the Address bar of a Window you already have open, e.g. LOL, and press Enter, you will close down LOL instantly, that's normal.....

I have 'Internet Explorer' - 'Outlook Express' and 'Desktop' icons permanently in my tray next to Start.......Sooooooooo, if I have LOL open and I want to check on something or open another Window using my Browser Google....I just click the IE Icon in the Tray which opens Google on TOP of LOL.....Soooo..when I've finished with the other Windows I've opened, I just close them until I get back to LOL........I hope that all makes sense, doing it and explaining it are two different things...Right?..... Grin Kiss


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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #36 Posted: 19 April 2007 at 09:36 PM »

This is getting quite hard now, if you minimise LOL and go into google, LOL will disapear but if you minimise the site you are using you will find LOL is there in the background
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #37 Posted: 20 April 2007 at 08:14 AM »

Hi Meryl, can you tell me please how to go about making a signature and a picture to put at the end of my posts. thanks omgiexx

Hi Eth, I could try to explain but it is a bit long winded. Dorothy Ann has made one for you which I will happily insert to you signature space. However if you have a pic of your own , then just insert it via the Browse slot and I will pick it up and ad it for you. Get back to me and tell me what you want to do.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #38 Posted: 20 April 2007 at 08:33 AM »

Hi Meryl, thanks for this, could you use this picture please xx

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #39 Posted: 20 April 2007 at 05:15 PM »

Thanks everso much Meryl, that was very kind of you xxx
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #40 Posted: 03 May 2007 at 04:31 PM »

can someone help,i got tab browsing don't like it but jus recently in the tabs it keeps saying vista,and i no got vista got xp.would like to browse like did wen had windows 98 is it poss
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #41 Posted: 03 May 2007 at 10:45 PM »

Ideally you want to be able to uninstall internet explorer 7 and reinstall internet explorer 6.  However, I believe that Microsoft will not let you do that - I don't think they have ie6 available for download on their site anymore.  I think that when you first upgraded there would have ben a warning box telling you this - it is Microsofts way of forcing you to do it 'their' way. 
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #42 Posted: 03 May 2007 at 11:41 PM »

Stick with the tabbed browsing, get used to it and it'll soon grow on you Smiley

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #43 Posted: 03 May 2007 at 11:50 PM »

If you don't like the way that Internet Explorer behaves, you could always try Firefox.  They too have tabs - and in fact were the first browser to do so - but they do act in a slightly different way.  Personally I switched to Firefox a year ago BECAUSE of the tabs, and then switched back again when ie7 came out as it has slightly better functions. 
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #44 Posted: 29 May 2007 at 08:52 AM »

I may be preaching to the converted but it doesn't appear when i do a search on this site, has anyone tried www.filehippo.com?
Full of free useful software all in one place...also a new function on there that automatically alerts you to updates on existing software you may have on your PC.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #45 Posted: 13 November 2007 at 07:49 PM »

heres a useful link www.lowestoftforever.zoomshare.com wich contains useful links on it about lowestoft area Cool hello wave  Smiley
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #46 Posted: 27 November 2007 at 10:36 AM »

Can anyone help please. I am not very computer literate. I pay £25 per month to BT for an 8 mb broadband connection. Last night my son ran a check on my connection and found that it is less than 1 mb. Is this normal? i have just put in a complaint about it as i understand i can get 1 mb elsewhere for about £8 per month.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #47 Posted: 27 November 2007 at 02:27 PM »

I have a Broadband connection from Tiscali. I pay £14 99 per month for up to 8mb unlimited
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #48 Posted: 04 January 2008 at 12:39 PM »

My lad showed me this site www.find-dvd.co.uk it does price checks on dvd's, game's, book's, cd's and a wide range of electrical bit's and bob's (tv, fridges, phones etc even iron's Grin) hope some members find it usefull.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #49 Posted: 05 February 2008 at 04:32 PM »

Most broadband suppliers state that you can get UP TO 8mb , but in reality it's usually betwen 2-3 mb that we actually receive..
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #50 Posted: 08 March 2008 at 05:14 PM »

Hi All,
Just downloaded software called System Protect which is free and I find it has stopped many files from being Hijacked its well worth using and it saves many problems re-occuring. go to
www.system-protect.com/
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #51 Posted: 11 April 2008 at 11:45 AM »

there a site apparently you can go to or something you can do to check if a site really is locked anyone know what it is   thanks
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #52 Posted: 04 May 2008 at 08:17 PM »

i got system protect now,it really is good....this yeild manager still hovering about
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #53 Posted: 02 April 2009 at 04:07 PM »

For a full online PC tuneup try THIS site. (PC Pitstop). You have to register (quick, easy and free) but it's quite safe, reliable and I have been using it for years, very handy!  Grin
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #54 Posted: 23 August 2009 at 04:52 PM »

As for other internet browsers.
Opera 9.6 is fast and efficient, has alot of the firefox addons as stand, available free at
www.opera.com
Google Chrome also works, but its fairly slow and graphics intesive, available from links on the google homepage.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #55 Posted: 23 August 2009 at 04:55 PM »

To further add to this
This is a collection of freeware links i found on the SMF Community boards (the original post can be found here:


3D Graphics:
3Delight Free - http://www.3delight.com/index.htm
Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.com/
Aqsis - http://www.aqsis.org/
Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/
gmax - http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/
Houdini (Free Edition) - http://www.sidefx.com/apprentice/index.html
Maya Personal Learning Ed. - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7639525
Now3D - http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm
OpenFX - http://www.openfx.org
SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/
Terragen - http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/
Toxic - http://www.toxicengine.org/
Wings 3D - http://www.wings3d.com/

Anti-Virus:
a-squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
Avast - http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1018.html
AVG - http://free.grisoft.com/
BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com
Windows Live Safety Center - http://safety.live.com

Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
Diet K - http://www.dietk.com/
HijackThis - http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html
SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
SpywareGuard - http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
XCleaner - http://www.xblock.com/download-freeware.php

Anti-spam programs:
K9 - http://www.keir.net/k9.html
MailWasher- http://www.mailwasher.net/
POPFile - http://popfile.sourceforge.net/
SpamBayes - http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

Audio Creation:
Gungirl Sequencer - http://ggseq.sourceforge.net/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage
HammerHead - http://www.threechords.com/hammerhead/
Jesusonic - http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php
KRISTAL Audio Engine - http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php
orDrumbox - http://ordrumbox.sourceforge.net/
Tu2 - http://www.brambos.com/news.html

Audio Player:
1by1 - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch
Billy - http://www.sheepfriends.com/?page=billy
CoolPlayer - http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/
DeliPlayer. http://www.deliplayer.com/
Foobar 2000 - http://www.foobar2000.org/
iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Jet Audio Basic - http://www.jetaudio.com/
Mixere - http://mixere.sourceforge.net/
Mixxx - http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/
monoRAVEik - http://www.mono211.com/monoraveik/mr1200.html
MoreAmp - http://sourceforge.net/projects/moreamp/
Musik - http://musik.berlios.de/
musikCube - http://www.musikcube.com/page/main
QCD Player - http://www.quinnware.com/
Sonique - http://sonique.lycos.com/
VLC Media Player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/
XMPlay - http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html

Audio Tools:
AudioShell - http://www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm
Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
BeSweet - http://dspguru.doom9.net/
CDex - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
dBpowerAMP Music Converter - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
EAC - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
Encounter 2003 - http://www.waschbusch.com/
GermaniXEncoder - http://www.germanixsoft.de/
K-MP3 - http://www.katarncorp.com/
KraMixer - http://www.kramware.com/
MP3 Book Helper - http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
MP3 Tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/
Mp3 Tag Tools - http://massid3lib.sourceforge.net/
mp3DirectCut - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch/
MP3Gain - http://www.geocities.com/mp3gain/
mp3Trim - http://www.logiccell.com/~mp3trim/
MusicBrainz - http://musicbrainz.org/
Rarewares - http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org/
SoundEngine Free - http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm
TagScanner - http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm
TigoTago - http://www.tigotago.com/
The GodFather - http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/

CD/DVD burning:
Burrrn - http://www.burrrn.net/
Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/
Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.com/
CDBurnerXP - http://hem.bredband.net/cdburnerxp/
CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/
CDR Tools Frontend - http://demosten.com/cdrfe/
Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/
DVD Decrypter: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/ (shut down)
Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD - http://www.paehl.de
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/
DVD Flick- http://www.dvdflick.net

Checksum Utilities:
fsum - http://www.slavasoft.com/fsum/
hksfv - http://www.big-o-software.com/products/hksfv/
md5sum - http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
md5summer - http://www.md5summer.org/

Compression / Decompression:
7-zip - http://www.7-zip.org/
bzip2 - http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html
ExtractNow - http://www.extractnow.com/
FilZip - http://www.filzip.com/
IZArc - http://www.florida.plus.com/izarc/
QuickZip - http://www.quickzip.org/
TUGZip - http://www.tugzip.com/
UPX - http://upx.sourceforge.net/
Zip&Go - http://www.handybits.com/zipngo.htm
Zipgenius - http://www.zipgenius.it/

Defrag:
DIRMS & Buzzsaw - http://www.dirms.com/
OpenVMS - http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp
jkdefrag http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

Desktop addons:
AveDesk - http://www.aqua-soft.org/board/showthread.php?t=17372
CursorXP - http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorxp/download.html
Desktop Sidebar - http://www.desktopsidebar.com/
Filehand - http://www.filehand.com/
Glass2k - http://www.chime.tv/products/glass2k.shtml
Google Desktop - http://desktop.google.com
Kapsules - http://kapsules.shellscape.org/
Panorama - http://www.ivory.org/panorama.html
Rainlendar - http://www.rainlendar.net
RunFast - http://www.idiogensoftware.com/runfast/index.htm
Samurize - http://www.samurize.com/
SlickRun - http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/
Snippy - http://www.bhelpuri.net/Snippy/
TaskSwitchXP Pro - http://www.ntwind.com/taskswitchxp/
tclock2 - http://home.inreach.com/2tone/tclock2/tclock2.htm
Trip - http://trip.glenmurphy.com/
Weather Watcher - http://www.singerscreations.com/
WinRoll - http://www.palma.com.au/winroll/

Download managers:
Free Download Manager - http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
Fresh Download - http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html
LeechGet - http://www.leechget.net/en/
Net Transport - http://lycos26486.l78.lycos.com.cn/default.htm
Retriever - http://www.halogenware.com/software/retriever.html
Star Downloader - http://www.stardownloader.com/downloads.php
Sun Download Manager - http://www.sun.com/download/sdm/index.xml
wackget - http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/
WellGet - http://www.wellget.com/
wget - http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/

File managers:
2xExplorer - http://netez.com/2xExplorer/
A43 - http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/
freeCommander - http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm
Gyula's Navigator - http://www.wanari.com/
JExplorer - http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/
MeeSoft Commander - http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/

Firewalls:
Jetico Personal Firewall - http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm
Kerio (Kerio Personal Firewall is FREE for home and personal use) - http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
NetVida Safetynet - http://www.netveda.com/consumer/safetynet.htm
Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) - http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html
SoftPerfect Personal Firewall - http://www.softperfect.com/products/firewall/
Sygate (FREE for personal use) - http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm
Zonealarm Basic firewall (FREE) - [url=http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=staticcomp_za]Click here
(really long URL)

FTP clients:
ACE FTP - http://software.visicommedia.com/en/products/aceftpfreeware/
Filezilla! - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
PuTTY (SSH) - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/

FTP Servers:
Cerberus - http://www.cerberusftp.com/
FileZilla Server - http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
GuildFTPD - http://www.guildftpd.com/
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server - http://www.pablovandermeer.nl/ftp_server.html
SlimFTPd - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/slimftpd
TYPSoft FTP Server - http://en.typsoft.com/
WarFTPD - http://www.jgaa.com/

HTML Editors:
1st page 2000 - http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
AceHTML - http://freeware.acehtml.com/download.html
Aracnophilia - http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/
FoxEditor - http://foxeditor.sourceforge.net/
HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
nVu - http://www.nvu.com
Selida - http://www.amaryllis.8m.com/
Trellian webPAGE - http://webpage.vendercom.com/
TSW WebCoder - http://www.tsware.net/
WYSIWYG Web Builder - http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com

Instant Messenger:
AMSN - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/index.php
Pidgin (formerly GAIM) - http://pidgin.im/
Google Talk - http://www.google.com/talk/
IM2 - http://www.im2.com
Miranda IM - http://www.miranda-im.org/
Mercury Messenger - http://www.mercury.to/
MSN Messenger - http://messenger.msn.com
Pandion - http://www.pandion.be/ -
Rhymbox - http://www.rhymbox.com/
PSI - http://psi.affinix.com/
qip - http://www.qip.ru/
Spark IM - http://www.jivesoftware.org/spark/
SIM - http://sim-icq.sourceforge.net/
Skype - http://www.skype.com/
TerraIM - http://terraim.sourceforge.net/
Trillian Basic - http://trillian.cc/downloads

Internet Explorer Front-ends:
AM Browser - http://www.ambrowser.com/
AOL Browser - http://beta.aol.com/projects/aolbrowser/
Avantbrowser - http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Crazy Browser - http://www.crazybrowser.com/
Maxthon Browser (Formely MyIE2) - http://www.maxthon.com/
SlimBrowser - http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/sbrowser.htm

IRC:
BersIRC - http://www.bersirc.com/
Chatzilla - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/
HydraIRC - http://www.hydrairc.com/
kVIRC - http://www.kvirc.net/
MIRC - http://www.mirc.com/
NodeIRC - http://node.sourceforge.net/
TinyIRC - http://www.tinyirc.net/
XChat - http://www.xchat.org/
Visual IRC - http://www.visualirc.net/

Linux:
CentOS - http://www.centos.org
Fedora - http://fedora.redhat.com
gentoo - http://www.gentoo.org
ubuntu - http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

Mail:
Foxmail - http://fox.foxmail.com.cn/english/
i.Scribe - http://www.memecode.com/
Mahogany Mail - http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/
Pegasus Mail - http://www.pmail.com/
PopTray - http://www.poptray.org/
Thunderbird - http://www.getthunderbird.com

Maintenance & Tools
CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com/

Network Tools:
CMDTime NTP Utility - http://www.softshape.com/download/
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer - http://www.ethereal.com/
NetMeter - http://readerror.gmxhome.de/
NetProfiles - http://netprofiles.danielmilner.com/
NMap - http://www.insecure.org/nmap/
Ntop - http://www.ntop.org
PingPlotter - http://www.pingplotter.com
PuTTY - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
RAS Graph & Stats - http://forum.flashfxp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2400
RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.org/
UltraVNC - http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
WinSCP - http://www.winscp.com/

Office:
602PC Suite free edition - http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
AbiWord - http://www.abiword.com/
Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

Partition:
Partition Resizer - http://zeleps.com/
Ranish Partition Manager - http://www.ranish.com/part/
TestDisk - http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html

PDF Programs:
Free PDF - http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/frpdfdl.htm
Foxit Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/
Ghostscript/GSView - http://www.ghostscript.com/
PDF 995 - http://www.pdf995.com/
PDFCreator - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

PHP editors:
PHP designer 2007 (Personal Edition) - http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php

Photo manipulation and image design:
ColorPic - http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/
Paint .NET - http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/
Pixia - http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/
Pixie - http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.html
PhotoFiltre - http://www.photofiltre.com/
Sodiodi - http://www.IPuKE.com/
The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
Tuxpaint - http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint

Picture viewers:
Ahaview - http://www.aha-soft.com/ahaview/ahaviewfree.exe
Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com/
Shell Extension - http://www.firmtools.com/products/shellextension/
SlowView - http://www.slowview.at/
XNView - http://www.xnview.com/
FastSTone - http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

Popup Blocker
Google Toolbar - http://www.google.com/
NoAds - http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
PopUp Stopper - http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
Privoxy - http://www.privoxy.org/
Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.info/

Portable Software: (for USB drives)
PortableApps Suite - http://www.portableapps.com (individual portable apps as well)

Programming:
ActivePerl - http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
Crimson Editor - http://www.crimsoneditor.com/
Context - http://www.context.cx/
Dev C++ - http://www.bloodshed.net/
Dev Pascal - http://www.bloodshed.net/
Digital Mars C++ - http://www.digitalmars.com/download/freecompiler.html
Eclipse - http://www.eclipse.org/
ExamDiff - http://www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiff
Freepascal - http://www.freepascal.org/
JCreator LE - http://www.jcreator.com/download.htm
jEdit - http://www.jedit.org/
Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
Notepad2 - http://www.flos-freeware.ch/
Pelles C - http://www.smorgasbordet.com/pellesc/index.htm
Perl - http://www.perl.com
PHP Designer 2007 Personal Edition - http://www.mpsoftware.dk
PHP Hypertext Parser - http://www.php.net/
PSPad - http://www.pspad.com/
Python - http://www.python.org/
Ruby - http://www.dm4lab.to/~usa/ruby/index_en.html
SharpDevelop - http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/
Tcl/Tk - http://www.tcl.tk

Recovery:
PC Inspector File Recovery - http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

RSS Readers
Ablion - http://www.fileheaven.com/Abilon/download/14059.htm
RSSOwl - http://www.rssowl.org/

Security / Encryption:
All-in-One Secretmaker - http://www.secretmaker.com
Axcrypt - http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
Blowfish Advanced CS- http://web.bsn.ch/lasse/bfacs.htm
Eraser - http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php
File Shredder - http://www.sys-shield.com/fileshredder.htm
GnuPG - http://www.gnupg.org/
PGP Freeware - http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html
PicoCrypt - http://picofactory.com/picocrypt.html
TrueCrypt - http://www.truecrypt.org/
WindowsCleaner - http://www.winnowsoft.com/internet-eraser.htm

System information and monitoring:
CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Gkrellm - http://bill.nalens.com/
Motherboard monitor - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311
SpeedFan - http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Sysmetrix - http://www.xymantix.com
WCPUID - http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002374/src/download.html

Video codecs:
DivX Codec - http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=toptab_divx_from_/index.php
FFDSHOW - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow
Kazaa Lite Codec Pack - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
Nimo Codec Pack - http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html
Quicktime Alternative - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
Real Player Alternative - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
XviD - http://www.xvid.org/

Video players:
BsPlayer - http://www.bsplayer.org/
Crystal Player - http://www.crystalplayer.com/index.php?page=downloads
Cygwin MPlayer - http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/cygmp/
DivX Player - http://www.divx.com/
MaximusDVD - http://www.maximusdvd.com/
Media Player Classic - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303
VideoLan - http://www.videolan.org/

Video tools:
DVD Shrink - http://www.dvdshrink.org/
DScaler - http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/
FlasKMPEG - http://www.flaskmpeg.net
GSpot - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
VirtualDub - http://www.virtualdub.org/
VirtualDubMod - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=65889
xviD - http://www.roeder.goe.net/~koepi/xvid.shtml
Zwei-Stein Video Editor - http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/index.html

Web browsers:
Firefox - http://www.getfirefox.com
Flock - http://www.flock.com/
K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
Opera - http://www.opera.com/download/
Netscape - http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp

Web servers:
Abyss - http://abyss.sourceforge.net/
Apache - http://httpd.apache.org/
LightTPD - http://www.lighttpd.net
Sambar - http://www.sambar.com/
Savant - http://savant.sourceforge.net/
SimpleServer:WWW - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/sswww.htm
TinyWeb - http://www.ritlabs.com/tinyweb/index.html
webdeveloper - http://www.devside.net/server/webdeveloper

Webcam programs:
booruWebCam - http://www.booru.net/
Pryme - http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/

Misc:
AnalogX - http://www.analogx.com/
AppRocket - http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/
Celestia - http://www.shatters.net/celestia
CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com
Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com
Dirkey - http://www.protonfx.com/dirkey/
EditPad Lite - http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
HTTrack - http://www.httrack.com/
Inno Setup - http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
Memtest-86 - http://www.memtest86.com
MWSnap - http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
NetTime - http://nettime.sourceforge.net
Nullsoft Installer - http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis
Peerguardian - http://xs.tech.nu/
png2ico - http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico
QuickSFV - http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/4668/
ScreenHunter - http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm
Stickies - http://finiteloop.org/~btaylor/software/stickies/
Sysinternals - http://www.sysinternals.com/
Toolbox - http://www.sil.org/computing/toolbox/
Turbo Pad - http://turbopad.sourceforge.net/
Vim - http://vim.sourceforge.net
Win32OpenSSL - http://www.slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
Unlocker -  http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
RocketDock - http://www.rocketdock.com/
CamStudio- http://camstudio.org/ -Free Streaming Video Software
AMdeadlink: http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm automatted deadlink checking of bookmarks
Visipics: scans for duplicate images http://www.visipics.info/
Runscanner: malware spyware and junk analyzer http://www.runscanner.net/
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #56 Posted: 23 August 2009 at 08:44 PM »

Well I am glad I didn't find them.  Would have worried me to death!
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #57 Posted: 23 August 2009 at 08:48 PM »

google chrome slowed me down.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #58 Posted: 01 October 2010 at 10:42 PM »

I had Google earth and somehow the shortcut and programme have disappeared.Can someone supply the link to the free download,please.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #59 Posted: 01 October 2010 at 11:28 PM »

http://earth.google.co.uk/

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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #60 Posted: 30 January 2011 at 05:10 PM »

my son use an app for phone bar code checker.it .brill.anyone else use one.going see if i can download one to my nokia.may only b able to use on android but giving it ago
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #61 Posted: 30 January 2011 at 05:26 PM »

I had a mobile quite a few years ago (can't remember the make/model) that had a barcode scanner built into it.   I think it was a little before it's time and could find no real use for it then.   May well have had a use today with more internet use than there was then with mobiles.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #62 Posted: 02 June 2011 at 06:24 PM »

great tip.if get skype through mob phone then can use it make free mob phone calls anywhere in world.no mob price calls
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #63 Posted: 13 August 2012 at 04:50 PM »

Free Software by category and all with reviews too!  Wink
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #64 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 02:00 PM »

i only caught tail end on news (cnn)there 3d printers,very clever but got some sinister use....i no find out how much ink would cost not alot about it on internet and would you need wear 3d glasses to use it.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #65 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 02:47 PM »

Plenty on internet about 3d printers if you google it SD. And no, you don't need 3d glasses, it actually makes real objects. Most of the printers use a plastic type compound and it is not too expensive, although the printers are fairly costly, about £1,000 for a ready built one.

The sinister use you may be referring to could be about a group in the USA which is planning to "print" parts for guns.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #66 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:08 PM »

that right the guns i saw that.....these printers are a good thing for the profoundly deaf
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #67 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:10 PM »

Why SD?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #68 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:20 PM »

if for example you are buying a gun or something that got small parts then they can see it for themselves without signing or them lip reading
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #69 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:21 PM »

it was mentioned on a deaf news channel today
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #70 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:25 PM »

You have to remember SD that it can take several hours to print a 3D object with these printers. It is not like printing a picture on paper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #71 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:37 PM »

Must be slow, still dont really get it, cant a diagram do the same
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #72 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 04:52 PM »

Not if you are trying to make a knob to replace the one you broke on the oven. These printers make real objects.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #73 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 07:49 PM »

"Printer" seems a very confusing description as we are all familiar with printers that print on sheet material. Surely this should be called something else? If you wanted to "print" a door knob followed by a garden what material would you insert into the printer initially?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #74 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 07:52 PM »

From the look of the Wiki video it is more comparable with a cake piping bag than a printer?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #75 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 08:30 PM »

I see, I thought we were tlking about a 3d picture printer,- this sounds like an industrial machine not one youd have in the living room
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #76 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 08:38 PM »

Have you looked at Morty's link in the post at the top of the page, FC?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #77 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 08:39 PM »

ah it takes that long to print.....you would need 3d camera to upload the pics,all very expensive
yes i was thinking of printer i am use to..
that amazing films trig posted before christmas seemed a little more than 3d
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #78 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 08:48 PM »

I did  BB thats why I said 'industrial'
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #79 Posted: 03 January 2013 at 08:57 PM »

i no be getting one anytime soon,compicated thing
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #80 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 06:39 AM »

I see, I thought we were tlking about a 3d picture printer,- this sounds like an industrial machine not one youd have in the living room

These would not look too bad in the living room


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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #81 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 07:57 AM »

Its confusing calling it a pinter isnt it?

where would you put the material to make the object? - so would you put a sheet of plastic somewhere press a button and out comes a shoe?
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #82 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 08:07 AM »

In the first picture you can see a reel on the left of the "printer". That holds the coil of plastic filament which is fed to the nozzle.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #83 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 08:24 AM »

Ok Morty  bit complex for me-----  so its like a sewing machine haha
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #84 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 09:12 AM »

Apart from it being complicated . . . it isn't a printer as we know it!
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #85 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 09:18 AM »

I don't see that it is any more complex than throwing ink at a sheet of paper and hoping to get something sensible out, as Ink-Jet printers do.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #86 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 09:21 AM »

Anything outside the range of my (very) limited knowledge is . . . complicated! wave
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #87 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 09:42 AM »

ok i ll answer that, I can understand ( not the technical workings but the the idea) how ink can dye certain shapes onto a piece of paper but I cant somehow imagine how a long wound up strip of plastic can come out as a shoe I really am not asking for the technicalities of how it works but just finding the visualisation of it all difficult to comprehend
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #88 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 09:52 AM »

If you watch one of the videos that can be found on-line (google search or there is one on the wiki that I linked to earlier) it may make it clearer.

Basically it is not much different from an ink-jet laying down ink but this one lays down plastic (it melts it first). It them "moves up" and lays down another layer on top of the first, and continues layer by layer until it has finished.
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #89 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 10:19 AM »

Ok thanks Morty that makes a bit of sense Think I ll wait and see haha
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #90 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 10:34 AM »

So you won't be buying a 3D printer then, funky?  Wink
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #91 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 12:32 PM »

well not at the moment Trigger have enough problem working my printer printer
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #92 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 01:33 PM »

You've got twoGrin
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #93 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 04:41 PM »

No a printer printer as opposed to a 3D printer
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #94 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 04:58 PM »

 still a printer printer then Grin,got get meself one printer...do wish we still wrote letters more ...young people use moon pig for cards that obiviously last thought thing...we need get back to personal letters
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #95 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 07:08 PM »

I agree but sadly many wouldn't know where to start to write a letter. 
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #96 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 07:47 PM »

Dear Sir/Madam       Grin
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Re: Handy and Usefull Links « Reply #97 Posted: 04 January 2013 at 07:59 PM »

You really think they would know that?
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