Posts by Siran d'Vel'nahr

1) Message boards : Politics : GOD or NOT? (Message 1912964)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Look at the word "god" in a mirror. What do you see? I see "dog". To me, that seems a bit on the weird side. DOG YM HO! lol

Siran
2) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1912323)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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If people do own guns there should be strict laws on how they are kept and who can have them.
A sheet of paper with a law written on it does not stop a bullet.


In the UK it does.

I believe that like I believe I will become a billionaire today. lol :D

Siran
3) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1912239)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

This thread has brought a couple thoughts to mind:

Remember in London, they had the serial killer, Jack the Ripper. He didn't use a gun to kill those women. He used knives. Shouldn't we ban all knives to prevent killing like that? Why not?

Back in the day, people used to stone people to death. Perhaps banning stones would curtail that killing too.

You see boys and girls, taking one killing tool away will NOT stop the killing. The killers would either adapt and use a new tool, or get the tool illegally. I saw the police arrest a man because he killed someone with a screw driver. Yeah, a SCREW DRIVER! Let's ban tire irons, crowbars, axe handles, broom sticks...

Taking away MY right to own a gun is not going to stop the bad guys from killing. Our country is not the absolute only country to have killings. The rest of the planet has too.

So, let's quit bad mouthing my country.

Siran
4) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1912156)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Political Parties?
Those who decide, no matter what party, simply don't dare to challenge the weapon lobby, NRA and the part of the American people prepared to defend the US constitution's Second Amendment to the last bullit. An addition that states that it is every American's right to carry weapons. Many consider it holy even though it came in a completely different era, 1791.
Perhaps it was necessary to carry weapons in the American Revolution and the Civil War even in the aftermath of them.
But in the 21C? Get real!
The US now have a Police Force and an Army to protect US citizens.

BOY! Are you ever way out in left field. The police force and/or Army would not get there in time to protect someone in harms way. It's happened in the past and will happen in the future. I much prefer to be able to protect my own and my property and not rely on the police to get here in 20 minutes or so, after I'm dead or dying. This per our Constitution.

Siran
5) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1912153)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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The US gun law statement is not in the title, American babies are 76 percent more likely to die in their first year than babies in other rich countries, but further in the article.
Among older children, the United Stands stands out on our rate of deaths by injury. In particular, Americans teens age 15 to 19 are 82 times more likely than teens in other rich countries to die of a gun homicide. Among black American adolescents, gun homicides are the leading cause of death in the United States.

What "gun law statement" are you referring to? There is no gun law statement.

I believe you should have read past those 2 statements mentioning guns. Most of that article had NOTHING to do with guns.

Quit condemning just because you see the word "gun" somewhere in some stupid article.

Siran

Your msg signifies to me that you believe it is ok for teenagers to be murdered by those who carry guns, of which you have indicated before you are one of them, Therefore I put you in the category of potential teen murderer.

You, sir, are following in Clyde's footsteps. He puts words into peoples mouths and that is what you are doing here. My "msg" "signified" nothing of the kind. I simply asked what "gun law statement" you were referring to. There is no gun law statement in that article.

Don't fret though. You're not the only one here to misinterpret, or misconstrue, what I said. It figures too, coming from ...

Siran
6) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1912125)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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The US gun law statement is not in the title, American babies are 76 percent more likely to die in their first year than babies in other rich countries, but further in the article.
Among older children, the United Stands stands out on our rate of deaths by injury. In particular, Americans teens age 15 to 19 are 82 times more likely than teens in other rich countries to die of a gun homicide. Among black American adolescents, gun homicides are the leading cause of death in the United States.

What "gun law statement" are you referring to? There is no gun law statement.

I believe you should have read past those 2 statements mentioning guns. Most of that article had NOTHING to do with guns.

Quit condemning just because you see the word "gun" somewhere in some stupid article.

Siran
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1911464)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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And the latest and greatest 'Creator$ Update' has rendered the stylus on my $urface Tablet inoperative in Firefox.
Probably another wrench thrown into the workings of Mozilla by the boy$ and girl$ in Redmond.....
ALL HAIL MICRO$OFT!

Hey JE,

Don't you know? Micro$oft can do as they damn well please since they are answerable to no one. Contrary to them putting out security updates, they don't care about us little people. They are above ALL on this ball of rock called Earth. Window$ 10 and their revised EULA, taking away our freedom to use Class Actions, did that for them.

Siran
8) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910567)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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So now your changing your tune? Where is Gary's name mentioned in your statement:
Much more difficult when posters in these forums and around the world. Support the present and future murder and enslavement of the North Korean people.
You've accused many yet when taken to task over such accusations, you reply by naming an individual, again without any legitimate evidence. However, as mentioned already, you provide better entertainment than even the 2 Ronnies or Dick Emery could not provide :-)

Sorry... Does the following support or attack Kim?

"100% of his subjects are willing to suicide to protect him [Kim]."
"Except in the DPRK that revolution, when Kim's dad starved them, didn't happen and they now have a thriving advanced economy totally dedicated to destroying the bully USA."


Or do you believe that Kim is not a murderer and enslaver.

Clyde, where the HE double hockey sticks is it mentioned above that "murder and enslavement" is supported? Where are the words murder and enslavement?

As Bernie said, you are putting words into peoples mouths. And I believe you are spouting fantasy not reality.

Siran

Enjoying the necessity of my repeating this question and no answer:

Is Kim a Murderer and Enslaver?

Clyde, that is NOT the issue here. The issue is that you claim that Gary and others support murder and enslavement. As fracking usual, you twist the issue to better serve your spews.

L8er dude!

Siran
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel security flaw (Message 1910561)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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OK so from what I can see there are at least 45 Windows security updates released today across all supported operating systems.

But while Windows 10 updates seem to work on automatic, albeit with a manual restart, Windows 7 and 8 users have to go searching for the right update and download manually or wait till next Tuesday when they may work automatically.

However, there appear to be issues with the downloads for some systems.

Microsoft did not want to release until next Tuesday at the earliest but may have rushed them out today due to the publicity.

Hi Keldon,

So basically I should just wait for patch Tuesday and hope for the best. ;)

This was the first time having a problem with one of their .msu files.

At least this PC is up-to-date with the updates since installing Win7 on a new HDD.

Thanks for the response, Keldon! :)

Siran
10) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910552)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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So now your changing your tune? Where is Gary's name mentioned in your statement:
Much more difficult when posters in these forums and around the world. Support the present and future murder and enslavement of the North Korean people.
You've accused many yet when taken to task over such accusations, you reply by naming an individual, again without any legitimate evidence. However, as mentioned already, you provide better entertainment than even the 2 Ronnies or Dick Emery could not provide :-)

Sorry... Does the following support or attack Kim?

"100% of his subjects are willing to suicide to protect him [Kim]."
"Except in the DPRK that revolution, when Kim's dad starved them, didn't happen and they now have a thriving advanced economy totally dedicated to destroying the bully USA."


Or do you believe that Kim is not a murderer and enslaver.

Clyde, where the HE double hockey sticks is it mentioned above that "murder and enslavement" is supported? Where are the words murder and enslavement?

As Bernie said, you are putting words into peoples mouths. And I believe you are spouting fantasy not reality.

Siran
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel security flaw (Message 1910541)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Windows has an update - KB4056892

Check this is installed in Windows Update. Also requires a restart to install.

BIOS updates also coming from Intel via OEMs so check BIOS and firmware update status from Dell, HP etc depending on your machine manufacturer.

Greetings,

WTF? The above update is for Windows 10 PCs. I searched the catalogue for "2018 Windows 7 x86" and found KB4056897 for Windows 7. I downloaded it.

MUSP tells me: "This update is not applicable to your computer." How can an update FOR my computer, running Windows 7, not be applicable to my computer running Windows 7?

Is this, perhaps, just another bold attempt by Micro$oft to force me to upgrade to Windows 10?

BTW: The description for the file I downloaded was virtually the same as that for KB4056892, with the exception of OS of course.

Siran
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Is this for real? - Dalai Lama a SETI cruncher? (Message 1910342)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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This from the User of the Day:
Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama, and as such, is often referred to in Western media simply as the Dalai Lama, ...


Is this for real?

Siran
13) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908794)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Wrong. The Queen does not rule, she reigns and the role is almost entirely ceremonial.

Our model of government is totally different to yours.

Hi,

Ah, but according to this she does rule.

Siran
14) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908779)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-

All in the land of the Amerikan 'free'? <--- America is spelled with a "C" NOT a "K".

And all in the two weeks before Christmas!...

[...]

Really? No need for the magical "k"?...
-[ snip ]-
Martin

What the frak does ANY of that have to do with you disrespecting us like that? How would you feel if I started calling your country the United Queendom. You are, after all, ruled by the Queen and not a king. Or so it appears to me anyway.

Martin, I used to really enjoy reading your posts about computer tech and other related topics. I'm starting to think that I should just place you on my ignore list like I have done with so many others. Stop misspelling America and disrespecting us like that.

Siran
15) Message boards : Number crunching : CrystalDiskInfo vs. Western Digital's DLGDIAG Utility (Message 1908687)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I wonder if lots of people ordered new keyboards for Christmas. Mine was ordered early this week for delivery on Thursday, but won't be delivered until Tuesday after Christmas.

Windows 7 doesn't have any drivers for USB 3.0 in any installation media unless you add the driver to the install files before installing. Ryzen users ran into this problem trying to install Windows 7.

Hi Keith,

My keyboard was rescheduled for Tuesday as well, but lo and behold, it got here today, Saturday. Woohoo! :)

That's what I was thinking. It would be nice if Micro$oft would actually tell you the problem instead of saying "Install a driver to continue". I don't remember exactly what the message said.

Windows 7 on Ryzen? Isn't that one of the CPUs that Micro$oft doesn't want anything but Window$ 10 to be supported on?

Siran
16) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908602)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-

All in the land of the Amerikan 'free'? <--- America is spelled with a "C" NOT a "K".

And all in the two weeks before Christmas!...


What are you American 'freedom' lovers going to do about that?... Are you freely a democracy?...


Only in the USA?
Martin


Here in the U.S. there is a saying: MONEY TALKS, BULL$*&T WALKS!

I said something like this before: Corporations run this country and the Government obeys the corporations. We the little people have NO SAY in what happens in this country.

We need to be invaded from outside our solar system, Independence Day style...

Siran
17) Message boards : Number crunching : CrystalDiskInfo vs. Western Digital's DLGDIAG Utility (Message 1908600)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

The new HDD was installed 2 days ago. I only had 1 little hiccup when trying to install Win 7 Pro 64bit. The file load went ok; read from installation DVD. Boot from DVD went ok. When it went looking for the HDD, that's when things went hay wacky. Good thing I have a laptop to get to the Internet...

The installation wanted me to "install a driver". I remember having to put drivers on a floppy disk a long time ago. I searched and searched and could not find the drivers. I found my external USB floppy drive and a disk I thought the drivers were on, but no such luck. I hit the Internet. I was on a help forum where others were having the same problem. A few posters had mentioned that when they hit the problem they unplugged their external optical drive from USB 3.0 and plugged it into USB 2.0. I thought "what the heck, I'll try it". Sure enough, it worked! Woohoo!!!!

I now have all the updates from Micro$oft installed except for a few stragglers that showed up yesterday afternoon. I have most of my programs re-installed. The PC is running like a top. Oh, and CrystalDiskInfo (for topic purposes) is reporting both drives as good and that my new drive is running cooler than my data drive. I'll keep an eye on the old drive. ;)

Now, if only I could get my new replacement keyboard... It was supposed to get here yesterday (Friday 12/22) but didn't. It's stuck somewhere in Kansas. It's delivery has been rescheduled for the day after Christmas. Bummer. :(

Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

Siran
18) Message boards : Number crunching : CrystalDiskInfo vs. Western Digital's DLGDIAG Utility (Message 1908164)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Okey dokey,

Got the new HDD. I'm going to let it sit overnight to make sure the innards get to room temperature before firing that baby up. Outside is in the 30s F here.

So, I will continue to shut this PC down just before the time of all the BSODs. That way there won't be any. ;)

Siran
19) Message boards : Number crunching : CrystalDiskInfo vs. Western Digital's DLGDIAG Utility (Message 1907926)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I don't have any experience with brand specific diagnostic tools since I rely on SMART info solely. But you would assume that the brand specific tools MIGHT have more information as they likely can probe specific addresses in their own, known, controller for health information and not just rely on the industry standard SMART ID port exports.

Hi,

Yeah, I used to just rely on DLGDIAG from Western Digital since I buy only their drives. But today when I was continuing my research into what the problem is that causes these BSODs, I had read that CrystalDiskInfo was recommended along with DLGDIAG. I just happened to have CDI and ran it. That was when I discovered the caution and the cause was the pending sector count.

I also had read that DLGDIAG and Window's own Error Checking utility should fix it. I ran them both and CDI still reports the pending count as greater than 0. So I have ordered a new drive from Newegg and it will be here on Wednesday. Re-installing is now in my immediate future. :( June 2016 I quit running SETI on this PC because of the BSODs. They weren't real frequent, about once every 10 to 15 days. Could not keep a decent uptime. The past week or so now they're more frequent, every 2 or 3 days.

Anyway, thanks for the reply. Can't go wrong with a new drive. I just wanted to find out what others think of or experienced these utilities. Thanks. :)

Siran
20) Message boards : Number crunching : CrystalDiskInfo vs. Western Digital's DLGDIAG Utility (Message 1907905)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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i believe that CrystalDiskInfo use HDD smart info

you can check here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Yes, I know this. I mentioned it in my post. :)

I'm just trying to find out if I should rely on it's report or the diagnostic report from DLGDIAG or perhaps both or neither.

Fixed your link, by the way. ;)

Thanks for the reply. :)

Siran


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