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  1. I was going to guess that it's owned by Popeye's nemesis, Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
  2. Hello @ DennisD - I've watched that video several times and it never fails to impress me. These guys are going very, very fast. And if you look to the sides there are hedges, stone walls, cobblestone curbs, concrete sidewalks, stone buildings, metal lamp posts, trees, etc. all flying by in a continuous blur. That's scary enough. But the thing I find most disconcerting are the transitions from brilliant sunlight to very deep shade on some portions of the course. To me, it looks like you're running into a black hole. That's disturbing enough even when the course continues straight on. But imagine thinking to yourself "I'm hurtling into this black hole, and somewhere inside this particular black hole there's a left-hand corner that I take at 140 m.p.h." Terrifying.
  3. @Augeas - I hate to admit it, but it looks like you're correct about his time being passed. I came across an article that was published just today (6/3/2017) stating that he's a good 8 mph off the pace set by Michael Dunlop during Superbike qualifying. At that pace, over the course of the 6 lap race he'd probably end up a third of a lap behind. Read the last paragraph in this link: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/tt-2017-michael-dunlop-ups-tempo-with-blistering-131mph-lap-1-7991884 BTW, Michael Dunlop is riding a Suzuki for 2017.
  4. I'd like to see Guy Martin win it this year. He's placed second or third so many times in the past. Hopefully, teaming up with John McGuinness this year and switching from a Suzuki to a Honda will give him the edge he needs.
  5. Hello Pauleduc and welcome to the Piriform community forums. I would be extremely cautious here. There is a reason this folder is kept hidden. Microsoft does not want you to mess with it. If you delete anything in AppData, you might find that Internet Explorer no longer works. Or Firefox. Or any of the other applications you have installed. If you have a large number of applications installed, then it stands to reason that the size of the AppData folder will also be large. It's size will change as you install or uninstall any applications/programs. That being said, there is one very specific folder in AppData whose contents are safe to delete. It lies in the path C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Temp. Just be sure to delete only the contents of this folder and not the folder itself.
  6. It took a while, but I finally trained my dog.
  7. Here's what I do to consolidate all of my files as much as possible and minimize the gaps. 1.) Right-click and open the Command Prompt as Administrator and run "sfc /scannow". If it reports there are no missing/corrupted system files***, close the Command Prompt, go into your settings for system recovery (Control Panel>All>Recovery>Configure System Restore>Configure) and delete all of your system restore points. ***If you find there are missing/corrupted system files, DO NOT delete your system restore points, you just might need them to fix the problem! Fix this problem first before proceeding any further. 2.) Open the Command Prompt as Administrator again and enter "powerconfig /hibernate off". This will delete the system file (hiberfil.sys) that's used for hibernation. 3.) Go into your settings for Virtual Memory (Control Panel>All>System>Advanced System Settings>Advanced tab>Performance>Settings>Advanced tab>Virtual Memory) and select "No paging file". After doing this, you will be prompted to reboot. This will delete the system file (pagefie.sys) that's used for swapping memory to disk. 4.) After reboot, do a complete defrag using Defraggler. This should place all of your files in one contiguous block. If not, you'll have to use the defrag freespace feature to do so. 5.) Once you get your files arranged the way you want them, open the Command Prompt as Administrator and enter "powerconfig /hibernate on". Then go back into your settings for virtual memory and select "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives". This will re-create both hiberfil.sys and pagefie.sys on the disk. Then go back into your settings for recovery and create a new system restore point.
  8. I've got a similar issue with Ccleaner v. 5.23.5808. Besides taking a long time to analyze, there are times when the analysis will show 10MB, 20MB, or more of files to be removed. But when I ask it to clean these files, only 1-2MB of files are actually removed. This doesn't happen every time, just once in a while.
  9. Hello Tas - If your machine uses AMD's Radeon graphics, don't be too quick to jump. One drawback in Ubuntu 16.04 is that support for AMD's proprietary fglrx drivers has been dropped, leaving users with no choice but to use the open-source radeon drivers. More on this here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/ubuntu-drops-amd-catalyst-fglrx-driver-16-04 Here's a benchmark comparison of Ubuntu 16.04 using radeon drivers vs. Ubuntu 14.04 using fglrx drivers from the Phoronix website: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu-1604-amd&num=1 Putting that one issue aside, here's a good summary of all the new features and improvements in Ubuntu 16.04: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/ubuntu-16-04-download-new-features
  10. Hello MarkusK83 - There is one disk utility I trust to resize, move, or split Windows NTFS partitions without the risk of data loss: MiniTool Partition Wizard. I suggest downloading/using the bootable CD version in order to work from "outside" the installed OS: http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html You can either burn the .iso to CD or DVD, or create a bootable USB flash drive using Rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/ Instructions on how to split a partition: http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/split-partition.html Instructions on how to move/resize a partition: http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/resize-partition.html Make sure to read the instructions before proceeding!
  11. The blog is still up: http://blog.linuxmint.com/ And Clem posted this yesterday: It was confirmed that the forums database was compromised during the attack led against us yesterday and that the attackers acquired a copy of it. If you have an account on forums.linuxmint.com, please change your password on all sensitive websites as soon as possible. The database contains the following sensitive information: Your forums username An encrypted copy of your forums password Your email address Any personal information you might have put in your signature/profile/etc… Any personal information you might written on the forums (including private topics and private messages) People primarily at risk are people whose forums password is the same as their email password or as the password they use on popular or sensitive websites. Although the passwords cannot be decrypted, they can be brute-forced (found by trial) if they are simple enough or guessed if they relate to personal information. Out of precaution we recommend all forums users change their passwords. While changing your passwords, please start with your email password and do not use the same password on different websites.
  12. Just a warning to anyone who downloaded a Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon .iso file yesterday (Feb. 20,2016). Users were unknowingly redirected to another site and downloaded an .iso that was altered. It contains a backdoor to allow unauthorized access by hackers. http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mint-website-hacked-users-pointed-to-download-isos-with-backdoors-in-them-500707.shtml http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mint-website-hack-a-timeline-of-events-500719.shtml 1.) Delete the .iso and do not use it. 2.) If you did use the .iso to install the OS, then you should erase the disk using Ccleaner's disk wipe function or some other utility that does a sector-by-sector disk wipe.
  13. Today is Feb. 9th, 2016 (a.k.a. Update Tuesday for this month). I began checking for updates to Windows 7 at 1:37PM and the list of 12 available updates did not appear until 2:59PM. Then download and installation took until 3:12PM. So that's a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes for 12 updates! That confirms it as far as I'm concerned: Microsoft is deliberately making this process as slow and agonizing as possible for Windows 7 users in order to encourage them to upgrade to Windows 10.
  14. Based upon an experience I had just recently, I truly believe that Microsoft is deliberately trying to discourage people from using Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10 instead. Just after Thanksgiving I created a backup image of Windows 7 using Macrium Reflect, then used the machine for test installs of several Linux and BSD operating systems I've been meaning to try. Last week I decided to put Windows 7 back on the machine. Naturally, two months had passed and everything needed updating, including Firefox, Avira, Malwarebytes, and CCleaner just to name a few. I saved the Windows system updates for last, and that's where the fun began. After clicking "Check for updates", I had to wait 50 minutes for it to come back and list the 23 updates that were available: 20 important and 3 optional. All were left unchecked with the exception of the very last optional update: Install Windows 10. I thought that was being a bit sneaky, since the optional updates are listed on their own separate page, and if you're not paying attention, you could unintentionally install Windows 10. So I unchecked that one, checked everything else, then proceeded to download and install. That took just over an hour! So in all, it took me about 2 hours to download 22 updates and install them, which is simply ridiculous as far as I'm concerned. I'm waiting for January's update Tuesday to see if this "agony of waiting" repeats itself. ---> See my follow-up to this post below!
  15. Hello @ nergal and mta - I've tried letting Windows 10 install what it thinks is the correct driver for the fingerprint scanner, and I've also installed the driver that's available from HP's website manually. In both cases, the Device Manager shows the driver is installed and the scanner hardware is working correctly. The real problem is re-registering my fingerprint with Windows, because it seems to have forgotten it since the TH2 update. When I go to the "Sign in options" under my account settings, the option to enter a PIN number in order to login is still shown, but the option to register my fingerpint using "Windows Hello" has disappeared from the list. I don't know what the fix for this is, short of re-installing Windows, so for now I'm living with it. Hello @ Corona - Submitting a blood sample and a retina scan for login would probably be easier than trying to fix this mess.
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