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07-11-2002, 07:49 PM
Visual FoxPro 8.0 Beta
bLaCKcOmB writes "Visual FoxPro 8.0 Beta Available for Download Visual FoxPro 8.0 Beta includes everything you need to write, build, and test Visual FoxPro 8.0 applications. Take advantage of new XML Web services features, and new and improved compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
Visual FoxPro is an extremely powerful application development tool for building database applications, whether on the desktop computer, client-server, or on the Web through components and Web services
Download: Visual FoxPro 8 Beta (http://xbetas.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=57&ttitle=Visual_FoxPro_8.0_Beta)
Source: xBetas.com (http://xbetas.com/modules.php?name=NukeNews&req=article&sid=664)

WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos retail patches v1.04a
Amin writes "Following the auto-update early this week, there are now manual patches for WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos, bringing the English and European editions of Blizzard's 3D real-time strategy game to version 1.04a. This release applies a few minor game fixes, a large number of balance tweaks, and a couple of map changes, but as with every major game revision, replays and save games are not compatible with the previous version.
Download WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos retail patches v1.04a (http://www.iebeta.net/modules.php?modid=2&action=show&id=32)

Become a Roxio Beta Tester for Easy CD Creator v.6
Roxio is looking for advanced users who are interested in Beta Testing Easy CD Creator v.6. (English Only)
Become a Roxio Beta Tester for Easy CD Creator v.6 (http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/beta.jhtml)

New Xabre Performace Driver v3.07.55
New Xabre Performance driver available on the SIS Xabre site.
Supported cards:
Xabre 400
Xabre 200
Xabre 80
Download Xabre Performace Driver v3.07.55 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (http://driver.sis.com/graphic/gpu/xabre/xabre30755.exe)

DirectX 9.0 Build 9.0.308
This interim release is very close to what we will be releasing as Release Candidate 0. We are releasing this now to get early feedback to ensure that Release Candidate 0 is as polished as possible. Please note the Interim Release does not receive the same degree of testing as Beta and Release Candidates. You may wish to review the DirectX 9.0 Readme before or after any of your downloads. Also, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the testing guidelines Testing Guidelines. Read more
Important notes:
Interim releases are NOT tested to the same level as Betas.
Requires Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Does not support either Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0
Download I (Websetup) (http://windowsxpstuff.valcato.net/dxwebsetup.exe)
Download II (Websetup) (ftp://ftp.cableinet.net/store1/incoming/dxwebsetup.exe) Big thx goes over to Neowin.Net (http://www.neowin.net/) and
WindowsXPstuff (http://www.windowsxpstuff.net/forums/index.php) for this information.

DVD-Cloner 1.81
Now what you will get are real dvd movies. The DVD-R/RW copied by DVD-Cloner is the same with the original DVD movie, in true DVD format and adopts MPEG2 format! you can clone your DVD entirely within 3 hours. The dvd you copied is in the same quality with the one you bought.
DVD-Cloner supports most DVD-RW drive . The DVD of cloned could be played on any players which support compatible format.
Download DVD-Cloner 1.81 (http://www.dvd-cloner.com/download.html)

ICQ Lite Beta Build #1067
ICQ Lite is a new, light and simple version of ICQ. It includes only the ICQ essentials: instant messaging, file transfer, SMS and features for meeting people!
Download ICQ Lite Beta Build #1067 (http://www.icq.com/download/)

Doom III - the plot thickens
ATI TOLD THE INQUIRER moments ago that it could not rule out the possibility that the leaked demo of outlandish gore-fest, Doom III, came from within its walls.
The company has mounted an internal investigation into the matter, PR manager Patricia Mikula told The INQUIRER. She said an investigation was a prudent move and suggested other of id Software's partners would responsibly do the same thing.
For More Info warp2....... Theinquirer.net (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=6106)

New WindowsUpdate Version 4 for windows 9X
Just spotted this @ http://www.activewin.com/ Activewin.com
Windows Update for Windows 9x machines has been updated to Version 4 as seen in Windows XP or Windows 2000. A new version of the critical update notification has also been released
New WindowsUpdate Version 4 for windows 9X (http://www.activewin.com/outbound.asp?HeadlineIndex=13708&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwindowsupdate%2Emicrosoft%2Ecom)

SiSoftware Sandra 2003.1.9.26 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=92)
A System Analyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.
[ Shareware | 5 Mb | Win All ]

Resident Evil Online Details And Screenshots
Gamespot reports that Capcom released the first information on Resident Evil Online since E3. New screens inside. Nothing has been seen of the Resident Evil Online game since E3, where Sony showed a short trailer during its press conference. Capcom has now released some early gameplay details on the game.
Resident Evil Online Screenshots (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/screenindex/0,10866,2896775,00.html)
Resident Evil Online Details (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/0,10870,2896775,00.html)

Return To Castle Wolfenstein Retail Patches v1.4
Activision sends along new patches for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, bringing the WWII FPS by Gray Matter and Nerve Software to version 1.4. You can upgrade from the previous v1.33 or from any older version, and this release adds improved weapon prediction, multiplayer browser enhancements, some new server options, more mod-download options, a new team-based max lives feature, a handful of bug fixes, and more. Linux patches for the GOTY edition and the original game are also available.
Return To Castle Wolfenstein Retail Patches v1.4 (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/returnwolfenstein/#filelist)

Alcohol 120%
Alcohol 120% is a CD/DVD emulation and recording software that allows users to copy a visible and invisible discs. It enables users to create 31 virtual CD/DVD-ROMs to play discs without needing a physical disc.
Download Alcohol 120% (http://www.alcohol-software.com/)

Blindwrite Suite 4.2.1 Released
Blindwrite Suite is a set of tools to reproduce or clone any CD even protected ones. Blindwrite Suite is the most powerfull tool to create a perfect copy from your original CD for personal backup use. Blindwrite Suite can create CD audio from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, monkey's audio and be use with an cd-rom emulator like Daemon Tools.
- Latest BWABuilder and how-to doc
- Hardware database updated
- Implement "media local density variation" (mldv, equivalent to twinpeak technique)
Download (http://www.warp2search.net/article.php?sid=8240&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

New Leadtek Winfox Tool and MyVIVO Application
Leadtek have released a new version of their Winfox Tool v5.13.01.2002-2.37 and also a new version of their MyVIVO Application v6.216 and WDM 1.19 Driver for their line of GeForce 4's with video-in video-out.
Download Leadtek's Winfox Tool v5.13.01.2002-2.37 (http://www.leadtek.com.tw/www/Web_Leadtek/drive02.asp?pronameid=232)
Download Leadtek MyVIVO Application v6.216 And WDM Driver v1.19 (http://www.leadtek.com.tw/www/Web_Leadtek/drive02.asp?pronameid=244)

Hivelogic JavaScript Email Adress Encoder
As most of you know, posting your email address on your website is a sure-fire way to guarantee a healthy dose of spam delivered to your Inbox for years to come. But it doesn't have to be that way. Download encoder and find out more by clicking on read more.
While no solution can create an address impervious to harvesting, this web-based tool will encode your email address using Numerical Equivalents and wrap the result in JavaScript.
The final product will be rendered correctly by your browser, but will be nearly- indecipherable by most email harvesting robots.
This script respects your privacy and does not save or store any information.
Download encoder as Java app. (http://hivelogic.com/java/SafeAddress.zip)
Download encoder in Tarball format(macOS,Linux) (http://hivelogic.com/java/SafeAddress.tgz)
Visit Homepage (http://www.hivelogic.com/safeaddress/)
View PHP source code (http://www.hivelogic.com/safeaddress/safeaddress.txt)
Note:On homepage u can test encoder without installing it

07-11-2002, 07:54 PM
Computer Geeks = Sick

We are all gonna die…well, mainly us computer geeks. Being in front of a monitor is killing us. Most common among workers who spend about 5 hours a day glued to their computers hehehe talk to a geek try more like 15 hours :$

"In our study, we found a significant relationship between duration of daily VDT use and physical symptoms," even after adjusting for other factors that could influence the results, the authors write. Office workers stuck in front of a computer most commonly complained of headache, eyestrain, joint pain and stiff shoulders. Mental symptoms such as lethargy, anxiety and "reluctance to go to work," as well as sleep-related problems including insomnia and fatigue, were most common among workers who spent more than 5 hours a day glued to their computer screen.

NGC Source: HardOCP
View: Full Story (http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=healthnews&StoryID=1684171)