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Does anyone know just what is happening with Microsoft Windows Mobile devices? It would appear that many users with Windows Mobile powered mobile phones have been getting SMS text messages dated 2016. The first reports came as folk started to receive Happy New Year messages from family and friends on the 1st Jan 2010 and they noticed that those texts carried a date of 2016. Could it be, as some have suggested, that 010110 is binary for 16 (unlikely, seeing as it is actually 22) or is it just a bug? All the evidence points at a bug, the WMY2K16 …

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I was looking at [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/code/snippet237803.html"]this snippet[/URL] by Ancient Dragon and I saw that it had received 7 downvotes. I found this odd, because the snippet was actually quite good, so I upvoted it. I expected to be -6 after my upvote, but it went from -7 to +1. This is strange. So I went to AD's profile and [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/forums/search2167602.html"]searched for negative posts[/URL] made by AD. I choose a random one which also had -7 and [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread240303.html"]upvoted it[/URL] and the same thing happened: it went from -7 to +1. Could this possibly have something to do with the voting-script-abuser from a …

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Twitter has [URL="http://status.twitter.com/post/240745460/retweet-feature-temporarily-disabled"]suspended its new retweet function[/URL]. Now, this takes me back. When I started writing about technology this stuff was commonplace. A software company would announce a new version or a new package, its target date would come and go and then it would be released as buggy as anything. Windows itself didn't get it right until version 3.1 (3.0 caught the imagination of the market, 3.1 worked a load better). The fact that this doesn't happen any more is to be applauded = except here we are with Twitter issuing a new tweak and unissuing it within days. …

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Once upon a time, Usenet newsgroups were the Twitter, Facebook and forums of the online world. All the early Internet community makers were there, and important announcements such as the arrival of Mosaic by Marc Andreesen broke there first. Then the inevitable happened, and Usenet slowly imploded. That could have been the end of it, but everyone assumed this fairy tale would come with a Hollywood ending after Google got involved and waved a magic wand over the Usenet archive and turned it into [URL="http://groups.google.com"]Google Groups[/URL]. Unfortunately, not a lot happened in the years since February 2001 when Google acquired …

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I have been using web browser for many years now (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Crome, Safari) and with heavy use of the internet, I have found that all of those browsers except Opera crash after the first few hours of having 20 tabs open with them constantly opening and closing. I know that Internet Explorer was based on Mosaic just like Firefox and possibly Safari. Then Crome was based on Safari. So I'm asking is it possible that a memory leek in mosaic has caused devastating side effects for nearly all browsers based on mosaic code. The memory leek I …

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Attachment taken from [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread221971.html"]here[/URL]. 47.83% 34.78% 47.83% 21.74% 8.70% 21.74% 13.04% 4.35% 0% 34.78% ---------- + 234.31 % Which is more then 100% :) The problem is that the percentage is calculated from the total voters and the votes. In this example there are 23 voters, and for example 11 votes for C++, which is indeed 47.83. But it's fails to take into account that 1 voter can make more then 1 vote.

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I have noticed that since the upgrade, when previewing the text that we are about to post, the previewed text is smaller than it should making the number of words per line misleading and at times hard to read. Also in this same preview area, code boxes with a line of code that's really long makes the code box go off screen where as when the post is submitted the code wraps. Again annoying as editing a post is the only way to find the correct display result intended. I'm using Opera 9.63 and suspect it's a css bug. Can …

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Hello! I'm having trouble with the CSS of this liquid (flixible ) layout. The problem occurs only in IE7. Whenever I decrease the size of the browser the #eventsListing (6 images) drops under #content (text/copy). I tried all kinds of hacks and freestyle solutions but nothing have worked so far. Let me know if you think of something that might solve it. Thank you in advance! Happy coding. :) /*CONTENT AREA*/ a {overflow:hidden;} .clearLeft {clear:both;} #contentArea {color:#000; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; max-width:100%; min-width:665px; padding-top:0px;} #content {width:30%; float:left;} #content h1 {padding:14px 13px 2px;} #content p {padding:0 13px;} #eventsListing {border-left: #a6aaad; float:left; width:450px;} …

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News Story AVG kills XP

What happens when your security software thinks your operating system is out to get you? Users of AVG8 discovered the answer when it decided that a Windows XP user32.dll system file was infected with a Trojan, and deleted it. Uh oh Buck, biddly biddly biddly. What happens when you delete the user32.dll in Windows XP? Well it might not reboot at all. If you are lucky it might try to reboot and then enter into a never ending reboot cycle. Neither are exactly good things to happen to your computer. That said, as The Inquirer [URL="http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/11/13/avg-update-cripples-windows-xp"]reported[/URL] you cannot argue with …

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So today, according to Tuesday's announcement, there will be new iPhone software available from Apple. We don't know exactly when, in the UK at 1.20 it wasn't there, but no matter - it's going to arrive. And it's going to address issues a few users have noticed, specifically poor battery life and dropped calls. Hold on. A phone that drops calls. A phone which - as I've found a few times - lasts less than a day if you have location services switched on and particularly if you have the brightness turned up on the display. Yes, you can work …

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Here we go again with the iPhone, Apple says it's issuing a fix without - as is Apple's habit - [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7569393.stm"]telling us what it's fixing[/URL]. Even as a satisfied user I can think of plenty. Searchable e-mail. MobileMe that really works on my iPhone (it still does nothing outside theb e-mail). A way of using the thing that doesn't demolish the battery before you've been out for a whole day. A do-list function for the phone that syncs with the do-list on iCal. I suspect we're in for nothing as dramatic. Which is a shame.

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You really could not make this up, despite the fact that the computer bugs in question are called 'crazy rasberry ants' and reported quotes from victims range from the ridiculous [URL="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3941545.ece"]"If you’ve seen a car racing, that’s how they are. They’re going fast, fast, fast. They’re crazy"[/URL] to the sublimely ridiculous [URL="http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/197832/houston-weve-got-a-problem-pceating-ants.html"]"You'd get 3,000 or 4,000 ants inside and they create arcs. They'll wipe out any computer."[/URL] Yet apparently it is real and the ants have invaded Houston by the billion, consuming pretty much any electronic goods that get in the way. It seems that the little critters came in …

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Attention Microsoft Users -- As of late Tuesday afternoon Chicago time, major news networks are reporting being affected by a new bug called Zotob. It affects Microsoft systems, as described in a Microsoft Bulliton MS05-039, a document that was released earlier this month. CERT sources say that they have seen several variets of the Zobot [sic] worm. The Worm is reported to scan for vunerable systems on port 445. Port 445 is part of the protocols that Microsoft uses for directory services. Interestingly enough, as I am typing this to you, Microsoft has not made any publications on it's main …

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