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29-03-2002, 04:30 PM
Ad-aware the spyware removal utility version 5.7 is out for download. Ad-aware scans your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware components and lets you remove them safely. The new version includes several improvements, a new reference file, detects and removes Lop.com and the recent Alexa and Cydoor versions. Download Ad-aware here <http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=506>.
PC Hardware <http://www.pchardware.ro> has published a guide on how to build your own 2U Rackmount server. The guide shows you how to choose components and then set them up. Here's a quick snip:

Building an AMD rack mountable computer could be difficult. The first important task is choosing the motherboard. A 2U rack enclosure uses PCI raisers because PCI cards can not be perpendicular on the motherboard's surface. Because we are limited to only two PCI cards (or one PCI and one AGP) it's quite easy to define the motherboard requirements. First, we need video output and an 100Mbs network port. As you do probably know there are only a few motherboards for AMD on the market which have a video controller integrated and none of them is suitable for the project due to the limited amount of memory they can work with. We wanted a DDR motherboard, so there are only two choices: an AMD761 or a KT266A (KT333 is quite similar). KT266A is better because it can work with 4Gb of RAM which is all what we can get from a PC.
Check the rest out here <http://www.pchardware.ro/Reviews/review.php?id=162>.
GamePC <http://www.gamepc.com> has written up a 7 way GeForce4 Ti videocard smackdown <http://www.gamepc.com/reviews/hardware_review.asp?review=gf4ti&page=1&mscssid=&tp=>. The comparo includes both the Ti4600 and Ti4400 variants of the GF4. Cards included in the comparo are the eVGA GeForce4 Ti4600, Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600, Enhanced Gainward GeForce4 Ti4600, Leadtek A250TD GeForce4 Ti4600, PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4600, Visiontek GeForce4 Ti4600, Visiontek GeForce4 Ti4400 and nVidia Reference GeForce4 Ti4600. Here is a bit:

We've heard all sorts of rumors as to why GeForce4 Ti boards haven't hit market until just recently. Whether it was a combination of ultra-high consumer demand, manufacturing problems, or mishaps in the driver department, we're not sure what to believe. We just know it's been an agonizing two months for consumers waiting for these cards to get out there, especially after seeing the initial numbers from nVidia's reference boards. It seems like no one had any GeForce4 Titanium cards ready to ship, then suddently within the period of one week, boom! Everyone was shipping boards. Whether nVidia was late delivering the processors or there was a component shortage somewhere, whatever was holding up production of GeForce4 Titanium cards is obviously not a problem anymore. While it's taken a little while longer than anticipated, but the GeForce4 Titanium is here in a big way
CDR-Info <http://www.cdrinfo.com> has posted up a 3 Way 40x CDRW Comparison <http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=40x+CD-RW+Roundup+Vol1&Series=0> featuring drives from Asus, Lite-On and the ever powerful Plextor. This is part of what they had to say:
The 40X recording family keeps growing with new recorders from ASUS, LiteOn and Cendyne manufacturers. After Plextor PX-W4012A, slowly other manufacturers release their 40x (Z-CLV) recording proposals and the writing speed becomes very interesting for the end users, and of course for us too. Let's see which one is the faster 40x recorder/reader and how good the writing quality is in that high recording speed.
The result is pretty close showing how far companies are now prepared to go, to provide quality products for the consumer.
Here are some bios updates from MSI and Tyan:
MSI MS-6368 (MS-6368 v5.0) 5.4 <http://www.msi-technology.de/download/bios/63xx/6368v54.zip>
Tyan Thunder i7500 (S2720) 1.00 <ftp://ftp.tyan.com/bios/e7500/2720v100.exe>
Tyan Tiger MPX S2466N 1.01e Beta <ftp://ftp.tyan.com/bios_beta/2466101e.exe>
Tyan Tiger MPX S2466N-4M 4.01 <ftp://ftp.tyan.com/bios/AMD760MP/2466v401.exe>
Ubisoft has released Ghost Recon patch version 1.2.10.0 with a huge list of changes that can be read here <http://www.ghostrecon.com/patch2.php>. The patch is 43.4MB and is available from the following links:
File Planet <http://www.fileplanet.com/index.asp?file=84652>
3D Gamers <http://www.3dgamers.com/games/ghostrecon/>
SigDam <http://www.sigdam.com/GR%20Patch.htm>
Games Fusion <http://www.games-fusion.net/pafiledb3/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=207>
ubi.com <Javascript:ftpCheck('ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/games/ghostrecon/patches/GR_English_Patch_2.exe','43.4MB');>
ClonyXXL <http://people.freenet.de/Clony.eng/Start.html> the excellent copy protection detection scanner has a new version out. Clony will as well as detecting copy protection also provide the settings required to do a 1:1 copy in CloneCD. Download the latest english version here <http://www.xp-erience.org/out/misc/ClonyXXL_eng.zip>.
For all you fans of Lord Of The Rings, here are the details of the upcoming DVD release. If you're a real fan you will wait for the second release in November. Here are the details:
When the final DVD cuts of Lord of the Rings are released, they will come as decent shock to most fans. Currently there are four versions in production. The first two will be the same, aside from the video format ? pan and scan and widescreen. These editions will be released on August 6th. Both will be two disc sets: one for the movie, the other for all the extras.
The extras list from DVDFile <http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-video/index.html>
3 in-depth documentaries that reveal the secrets behind the production of this epic adventure, including 'Welcome to Middle-earth' in-store special as shown by Houghton Mifflin, 'The Quest for the Ring' as debuted on the FBC Network, and 'A Passage to Middle-earth' as premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel
15 featurettes originally created for lordoftherings.net, which explore the locales and cultures of Middle-earth and include interviews with cast members Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler and others.
Exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes preview of the next The Lord of the Rings theatrical release, 'The Two Towers'
Enya 'May It Be' music video
An inside look at the special extended DVD edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Preview of Electronic Arts' video game 'The Two Towers'
Original theatrical trailers and TV spots
Exclusive online content only available to DVD-ROM users via a special website set to go live on street date
The really good stuff won?t be released till November 12th. This is when the humongous four-disc set (that?s right four!) will be released. It is to contain a widescreen version of the movie that is a full thirty minutes longer than the original ? and it is Rated R due to the extra violence. The movie is to be spread across two discs, with the other two discs set to be filled with loads of bonus material. The second four-disc set will be a gift set of the same content ? but this edition comes with bookends and a few other goodies.
MultiRes 1.40 has been released. For the uninitiated, MultiRes is a 32-bit alternative to QuickRes, with refresh rate and multi-monitor support for up to nine display devices under Windows 9x/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP. This release includes a few refinements to batch processing and improvements to the optional driver-independent lock on refresh rates. Download here <http://www.entechtaiwan.com/cgi-bin/cc.exe?url=168.144.101.149/ftp/multires.exe>.
CPUBench version 2.2.3.0 is out, measuring MFLOPS and MIPS of your CPU. Download here <http://www.entcity.com/download.asp?Action=Download&id=440>.
Hardware Sensors Monitor 4.0.4.1 has been released. Hardware Sensors monitors and displays hardware parameters collected by the several sensor chips, installed on certain motherboards, and is also a cooler for your CPU decreasing it up to 30 degrees in Win95/98. This Program can monitor voltages, temperatures of CPU and motherboard and cooler fans RPMs and can be used under Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP on Intel-based personal computers. What's new:
Nvidia NForce chipsets SMB support added.
ITE 8705/8712 support enhanced - thermoprobe type can be selected now.
'KeepOnscreen' option added into System menu.
Asustek TUSI-M (SIS630ET/IT8705F) support verified.
Asustek A7N266 (Nforce420/AS99127F) support verified.
Get it here <http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?win95/sysutil/hmonitor.zip|246|3326>.
MusicMatch Jukebox 7.10 is out with the following new stuff:
Super Tagging - Get detailed, automated tag information about your tracks. Get faster, more accurate results using Super Tagging. You'll get artist, track and album names, as well as the ability to rename music files, and fetch tag information based on file names.
CD printing enhancements - Information-rich jewel case and CD labels. With up to 150 track titles on one jewel case, and custom art and frames for a clean look, managing your CD collection is now a pleasure, not a mess.
Volume Leveling - Perfect volume, all the time. Volume Leveling keeps steady volume applied to all your music, eliminating volume spikes or dips from track to track. And with the freedom to transfer your music to portable MP3 devices or CD, you'll enjoy perfect volume, everywhere.
Portable DSP effects - The sound you like, everywhere you like it! Digital sound effects (Volume Leveling, DFX, plug-ins) are now part of your mobile lifestyle, allowing you to transfer all custom sound settings to your portable MP3 player, or audio CD.
Artist Match Playlist and Library integration - Create your own station from any track in your music collection or from every song in a saved Playlist! It only takes one click to get hours of music you love, free!
Play My Library - Randomly play every track in your Library for hours of continuous music.
Deferred CD lookup - Record MP3 files offline, and get Tag information next time you're online! MUSICMATCH automatically connects to CD lookup the next time you're online, tagging tracks previously ripped offline.
Get it here <http://www.musicmatch.com/> or use the in-program update checker.
Asus Germany has released some more BIOS updates for the following boards:
Bios TUSI-M 1014 - 04 Beta <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_370/SIS_Chipset/SIS_630et/TUSI-M/>
Bios P4B-MX 1004 - 02 Beta <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_478/INTEL_Chipset/i845/P4B-MX/>
Bios A7V266 1008 - 01 Beta <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_A/VIA_Chipset/Apollo_KT266/A7V266/>
Bios A7V266-E / -EX / -M 1008 - 01 Beta <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_A/VIA_Chipset/Apollo_KT266A/>
Bios P4T-E 1006 - 01 Beta <ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_478/INTEL_Chipset/i850/P4T-E/>
Global DivX Player 1.9.5 has been released. Global DivX Player is described as such:
Global DiVX Player allows for a much more efficient movie watching experience. Consuming less memory and CPU Cycles than Windows Media player, this player provides a better looking, familiar interface to watch movies on your Windows PC. Designed Originally for DiVX Movies, now supports VCD, MPEG, AVI, WMV, and ASF Video. Featuring Scalable video playback, fullscreen movie playback, and all the features that media player provides.
What's New:
- Cleaned up a little interface mouse-over bug
- Added left/right balance control
- Added a new interface to the
- Rate control Rate Control Now specified in FPS
- Fixed some resizng issues, let me know if these persist ..
- Fixed changing tracks in fullscreen, no longer changes out between tracks.
- Will only return to the begining of the playlist when 'Repeat' mode is enable.
- Repeat mode now applies to the playlist, not a specific track.
- Automatic hiding of the 'remote' panel can now be disabled.
- Automatic hiding (moving) of the curosr can now be disabled.
- Great for Dual Screen Setups.
- Delay before hiding the remote can now be specified.
- When in the options dialog, remote and cursor will not hide.
- Keyboard shortcut list document included (Finaly!)
- Fixed a bug that would cause the Video window to show when applying options before media was loaded
- Removed the confirmation dialog from quiting via the menu
- Fixed up a few bugs in the Zoom Panel
- Added proper error handling to the 'Seek To' Dialog (Ctrl S)
- Added 'Boss Mode' Keystroke, to minimise everything to the tray and pause playback. (Shift Escape)
- Fixed a bug that would cause the program to crash when the playlist was empty
- Fixed a bug that would cause a crash when the playlist was empty with a commandline specified
- Fixed a crash when select play from the popup menu on an empty playlist
- Added new commandline switch '/autoclose' to autoclose the player after the playlist completes
- Fixed a bug that could cause an empty entry to be added to the playlist
- Added new commandline switch '/tray' which sends the player to the tray on startup
- Added more functions to the system tray menu
- Playlist now will not add the same file twice
- Added Ability to disable the screensaver while playing back videos
- Added 'delete' key ability to the playlist
- Added Doubleclick to video, to enter/exit fullscreen
- Added 50%,100% and 200% zoom options directly to the rightclick menu from the video panel
Get from the following links:
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Link 1 <http://download.51soft.com/asp/download.asp?id=3041&url=http://dl1.51soft.com:8080/dmtl/video/gdivx1.9.5.exe>- Link 2 <http://download.51soft.com/asp/download.asp?id=3041&url=http://dl4.51soft.com:8008/dmtl/video/gdivx1.9.5.exe>
In windows, Explorer.exe has a tendancy to caches DLL files in memory for a period of time after they have finished being used resulting in large amounts of memory being taken up by DLL files that are not even being used. Xp-Erience.org have posted a tweak that will automatically unload these DLL's when they are finished with. Just follow these instructions:
Go to Start > Run and type Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer

Create a new sub-key called AlwaysUnloadDLL by right clicking in the left pane, then double click on the Registry key in the right pane and set it with a default value of 1. Screenshot <http://www.xp-erience.org/images/misc/unload.gif>

Reboot.

To disable the tweak, delete the key.
It is advised that you backup your registry before using this tweak (just in case).


thx monty http://www.ozquake.com/montysdump/index.html

29-03-2002, 05:03 PM
Hope ya get well

JM

29-03-2002, 07:27 PM
Some years ago I heard on the radio the reason people take grapes to those in hospital is grapes juice cleans up the system.

So the hunt went on, well I found it not long later, 'Grapetise' available at supermarkets, and other places. A few year ago I was working with the boss who had the flu, head aches, runny nose, tired, he thought it was very strange how I did not get the flu off him. Well I was having a bottle of 'Grapetise' every couple of nights,
I have told a few people about this and they told me '... it does not work' that is because they will not listen to me, YOU HAVE TO DRINK THE WHOLE 750mL BOTTLE ALL AT ONCE three standard size glasses one after another, they only drink one glass and save the rest.

When the Grapetise cures you from having the flu, the next time you go to the toilet you might think you have diarrhoea, but this happens just the once.

29-03-2002, 08:11 PM
Does a bottle of wine do the same trick Earnie?