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  1. Windows Media Player 12 well support playing DRM free iTunes media, but I don't imagine you'd want to wait so...

    Change your import settings to mp3. I'd change iTunes music library location as well (or at least temporarily). It should be elsewhere than the iTunes folder so you can easily retrieve the files. Re-import your music folder with open folder from the file menu. When it asks you to convert the songs click yes and wait for iTunes to finish converting. If you no longer want to use iTunes than you can go ahead and uninstall it. Copy the coverted music files from the location you selected for the iTunes library to the location where you want Windows Media Player to find them/where you want to store them.

    Personally, I have my collection in all mp3s and have both iTunes/WMP setup to rip/import as mp3s to the same location. This way, I only have one copy of each song on my hard drive and both programs well play them.

  2. Took them long enough, it's been a huge security flaw forever, will be nice no longer having to be paranoid about who sticks their drive into my computer.

    After seeing some of the things a person can exploit using autorun why even have it enabled? I've disabled it on all of my computers, not that I let anyone else use them anyway...

    I'm for it. But its going to be a pain to train non technical savy people to go to computer to access thier devices. Most of the people I know panic when they plug in thier device and don't see the autorun show up or the folder to thier device automatically open. IT's going to have a lot of support calls on this one lol.

    But seriously though, yay for MS for finally doing something right for a change :)


    Looks like this is the end of USB hacks. According to the article, after they retire it in Windows 7 RC1, it will then be applied to XP and Vista.

    From the article:

    A fair number of today's flash drives, including those made by U3, will continue to evoke an AutoRun popup window upon connecting to Windows. That's because Windows sees the devices as a CD or DVD drive and Microsoft will continue to display AutoRun when such optical drives are attached.

    Appears as if U3 hacks well continue to work :)

  3. %homedrive% gets system drive, %homepath% gets path to current user's user directory, so copying the current user's "My Pictures" directory:

    xcopy "%homepdrive%\%homepath%\my pictures" %~d0\%computername%\pictures /s /e /c /q /r /h /y /a

  4. off topic here but I noticed you got your net+ there digip. Congratulations! So I can assume than you got CCNA now as well or did you end up taking Net+ first like I had suggested?

    I think I'll upload my logos too lol

  5. Yeah, the time factor kicks in when you realize you spend a whole day going forum to forum reading 35 pages of new posts, so I usually bookmark the ones I'm interested in for occasional browsing and stick to a few, right now 3 to be exact.

    I'm becoming a forum junkie as well. I used to be this way with IRC. I keep having to pull myself away from the distraction lol

  6. Looks very interesting, a little tweaking here and there but it looks almost like the "rough draft" I was working on earlier today. I think for the purpose of getting it done I'm going to have it calculate as the user types stuff in, but having a function like this well be very useful for other projects or for my app anyway when I'm done with it. Thanks for posting that link.

    Would it make any difference if I learned C#? I guess I need to stay away from .net all together but what languages would provide flexibility like this that VB can't? I'm stuck on VB at the moment but in the next two years I should know C# as well and maybe Java with the classes I'm taking, so by all means I'm more than willing to learn a new language if it provides additional benefits.

  7. Ok to clarify here it is a vb.net windows forms application. Its not only a calculator, but a calculator integrated into it would make things nice for the user without having to hunt down windows calculator in the start menu or open more windows in thier taskbar than what they need.

    Would this work?, taking the text property, having it convert to a decimal if it calculated a mathematic expression passed in, and assigning to a variable for output?

    decAnswer = CDec(TextBox1.Text)

    If its only a number than thats not an issue but i'm not sure if vb would calculate the text as an expression like in the case 2+2 to make 4 and convert it to a decimal :(

  8. I have an application that well have a simple calculator built in. I'd like to make it as easy as possible for myself here by storing the problem the user is calculating in a read only textbox. When the user hits equal, it should take the user's mathematic expression from the textbox and actually calculate it to return an answer.


    User puts in 2 + 2, Textbox control reads "2+2" (Appends on each character as the user types it like in Windows calculator, User clicks the equal button and the text property from textbox control is calculated and returns an answer.

    The long way I can think of solving this is going character by character and converting the values, but this would require much more code and time to develop. So is there an easy way to calculate mathematically whats in a textbox? I use vb.net but c# developers feel free to comment since it should be similar...

  9. Zimmer, by validation I meant check for known debuggers and kill them as you suggested.

    Custom cryptor than. It'll be a good learning experience so thanks everyone...

    If you got links to any paticular places that would explain the proccess of building one than that would definetly help. I agree with Drop here, it would be nice if hak5 did some more programming segments but unforunately the critizing they receive for the projects they've done with "oh this insert code works a lot better than what was shown on an episode" I don't see it happening either.

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