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by lyx
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Increase in Bots/Spam Accounts
Replies: 42
Views: 16675

Re: Increase in Bots/Spam Accounts

Okay, so there is already recaptcha in registration, yet bot-like posts get through. That means that those that get through, are done in a way where a human does the registration (though, perhaps partially automated), and then a bot takes over and does the posts. So, the bot automates most stuff, an...
by lyx
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Increase in Bots/Spam Accounts
Replies: 42
Views: 16675

Re: Increase in Bots/Spam Accounts

I'd propose this: - If it isn't the case yet: captcha on registration - If the first post contains an URL or mailaddress, then the user's account gets switched into readonly, and a moderator/admin must check the post and set the account to normal again. So, this would only trigger on the first post,...
by lyx
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: System snapshot recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 7814

Re: Do you defrag your registry?

A disk image basically is just a backup of the whole harddisk (or partition). Difference to backup via files is that it doesn't copy files - it doesn't even understand much about what a filesystem is - it just makes a raw data copy of a partition, so that you can later restore it. If the current ope...
by lyx
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: JauntePE Discussion
Topic: Total commander
Replies: 9
Views: 9673

Re: Total commander

http://ghisler.com/usbinst.htm The only catch is plugins and fileassociations. For *some* plugins, it may be necessary to manually edit the total commander ini file, and turn the absolute path of the plugin into a relative path. For fileassociations, one just needs to manually enter the relative pat...
by lyx
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Do you defrag your registry?
Replies: 10
Views: 6432

Re: Do you defrag your registry?

In first sight, one would think that registry fragmentation would be a big performance killer, because perhaps no files are accessed as much as the registry. On closer sight, it on the contrary is however one of the filesets least affected by fragmentation because: 1. The fileset is constantly acces...
by lyx
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Notepad2-mod
Replies: 4
Views: 4242

Re: Notepad2-mod

If you want all these additional features, why not just use Notepad++? Notepad2's strength was always its complete simplicity. Some people may be looking for something in-between the feature-creep that notepad++ is, and the minimalism of notepad2. Personally, i dont see how bookmark-support belongs...
by lyx
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: JauntePE Discussion
Topic: Total commander
Replies: 9
Views: 9673

Re: Total commander

I never really understood those virtualized versions of total commander. It has native support for storing settings in the app-dir, does not use the registry and even has special variables like %COMMANDER_PATH% and %COMMANDER_DRIVE% to create portable relative file associations. Why virtualize it?
by lyx
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Free Commander
Replies: 30
Views: 27912

Re: Free Commander

I really hate statements like yours! Are you the creator of Free Commander XE? If so, you need to be aware that your app is generating false positives in some AV software. You should take steps to ensure that your app isn't flagged as malware by contacting the AV companies that are erroneously dete...
by lyx
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: JauntePE Discussion
Topic: Feedback needed for new JauntePE 0.5.0 GUI
Replies: 35
Views: 28999

Re: Feedback needed for new JauntePE 0.5.0 GUI

Just a quick note: Even though i'm familiar with thinapp, i would have no idea what "exercise application" means (now i know - i usually do this during capture already). I'd recommend a (hideable) permanent infopane at the bottom, that gives a short quick summary about what it is that one currently ...
by lyx
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: JauntePE Discussion
Topic: Feedback needed for new JauntePE 0.5.0 GUI
Replies: 35
Views: 28999

Re: Feedback needed for new JauntePE 0.5.0 GUI

Agree with andrew. After analyzation, i'd prefer to *optionally* be able to adjust settings immediatelly after capture (but please don't overwhelm me with tiny screws - first, just give me the basics (virtualized directories, files, etc), and optionally led me dig into the full arsenal via advanced ...
by lyx
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Why write non-portable software?
Replies: 20
Views: 13667

Re: Why write non-portable software?

A solution to the malware problem - and also one that gives the user more immediate control over autostarts - is to just not do "automatic startup" but instead automatically ASK the user to start specific apps. When autostart would normally happen, show the user a dialog "Automatically start these a...
by lyx
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Why write non-portable software?
Replies: 20
Views: 13667

Re: Why write non-portable software?

Agreed, fileassociations and lookup of hot-pluggable dependencies is about the most problematic hurdle to making all apps purely portable. Difficult to fix, without a standard to mark stuff on a filesystem level, and an OS that understands this. So, doable? Yes. Practically possible right now? Nope,...
by lyx
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Why write non-portable software?
Replies: 20
Views: 13667

Re: Why write non-portable software?

Wrong. My argument is sound. How can the OS now what to load at start up without either having a list of files that it needs to start or for all the files it needs to start being stored in the same directory. Given we are talking portable apps that can be installed in ANY directory how would any pr...
by lyx
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Why write non-portable software?
Replies: 20
Views: 13667

Re: Why write non-portable software?

And how would they do that unless they added themselves to a list somewhere? Please do not make technical arguments, when do lack basic understanding about said technology. FYI, a basic concept in programming, when an object should interact with another one, is that there are a few possibilities ho...
by lyx
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Why write non-portable software?
Replies: 20
Views: 13667

Re: Why write non-portable software?

I think carbonize takes too many premises for granted. If portable software were the norm, a lot of things on a windows system would work differently. Applications would not need to "register" themselves permanently into some startmenu - rather, they would be detected automatically at runtime. .NET ...