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  1. I am getting old , this seems WhatsApp or Twitter to me. jaclaz
  2. No, no, I am talking of .com executables. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COM_file Windows 7 x64 (and I presume Vista also, and possibly also XP64, but I am not sure about this latter) removed the possibility to run a whole family of (simple) 16-bit executables, as an example the (very handy) echoo.com: http://reboot.pro/topic/2681-is-httpwwwtinykrnlorg-closed/?p=21795 jaclaz P.S.: as an example the spreadsheet attached here: (that shoudl be working with Excel 95 too) will produce a non-working batch iin x64 systems.
  3. You should also wonder how many people can (know how to) use the majority of features on any office suite. Set aside Word (which nearly noone uses beyond writing a simple letter that could most probably be written if not in Notepad, in Wordpad) I usually find the lack of Excel knowledge (by people that sport on their curricula such knowledge, often marked as "advanced") disturbing ... @sdfox7 Don't forget the (lack of) support for good ol' .com files ... jaclaz
  4. Sure , what I tried telling you was that also Office 97 was already largely bloated. But I will provide an (outdated, since it remains at Office 2007) graphic to actually confirm your thesis: http://www.oooninja.com/2008/05/openofficeorg-microsoft-office-moores.html and some performance tests of Word (as well outdated as it is up to Word 2007): http://www.oooninja.com/2008/07/benchmarking-microsoft-word-95-2007.html jaclaz
  5. Hmmm. For no apparent reason: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_revisionism DLL hell and BSOD's are hardly related, and you will need to somehow backup the claim that Vista is somehow "better" (more stable) than XP (if your comparison is against XP 64 bit specifically, then you may have a point, though). And when/if you have some time, do try running Spread32: http://www.byedesign.co.uk/ and you might become aware how spreadsheets were already largely bloated in the 90's. jaclaz
  6. ... meanwhile in Redmond ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/19/windows_10_bug_undercuts_ipv6_rollout/ The actual blog post: https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/19/ipv6-only-at-microsoft/ jaclaz
  7. And - just for the record - another suitable tool is Registrar Lite, in an old version that you can get from here: http://web.archive.org/web/20040803094650/http://www.resplendence.com/download Which has very nice search and replace features, still COA2 remains the "best suited" tool. jaclaz
  8. And - back to the future past - a new initiative : https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/human-knowledge-salt-mine/512552/?single_page=true jaclaz
  9. Maybe it is an issue with "false pairs", but being questioned or interrogated here means something different, particularly if done by a secret service or a defence agency. Someone (supposedly retainers of extremely secret or private data and possibly connected to the French secret services) asked you an opinion or suggestion on how to securely erase some disk drives. For some reason they were afraid that data could be recovered AND didn't want to make use of any of the (documented) international, if not standards, "recommendations" such as the DoD one they could ask NOT anyone among their IT security experts AND THEN they asked this question to you, unofficially, since you don't have any particularly related qualification, education or experience. Now I see. Just for the record, even set aside perpendicular recording in 2006 the NIST already published a document about the proved effectiveness of a single pass on anything manufactured after around 2001 or 15 Gb in size: http://web.archive.org/web/20120901055431/http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-88/NISTSP800-88_with-errata.pdf of course it is entirely possible that that was a clever move by the US intelligence to trick all the world (including their own agencies) to adopt excessively lax standards in order to be able to retrieve information not fully overwritten and thus recoverable (by them). jaclaz
  10. ... menawhile in Germany ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/17/microsoft_germany_says_windows_7_already_unfit_for_business_users/ jaclaz
  11. Well, the only good thing about being old (at least before being visited by that old German gentleman Al *something*) is that of remembering old tools. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,21065,00.asp http://web.archive.org/web/20120418153743/http://htmole.altervista.org/info/coa2.htm it works nicely in XP too. (and with a couple tricks also in Vista): jaclaz
  12. Sure, but lucky guessing has its own merits you shouldn't be so negative about it. jaclaz
  13. You do understand how this is exactly he opposite of "troubleshooting", right? You should disconnect each and every USB device, then run USB deview and remove each and every of them you see there. Then try again with just one, single device attached. (the keyboard, for whatever reasons right now you have three instances of it. that may be part of the issue) And do try with a "normal" keyboard! jackaz
  14. Then, JFYI: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2004-11-29-honeypot_x.htm http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/19/infected_in20_minutes/ The Sans paper you can get via Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20050117145027/http://isc.sans.org/presentations/xpsurvivalguide.pdf jaclaz