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The Census and Me -- Life in 10-Year Chunks (Politics Daily)

Mar 19th 2010 12:07AM Dude? Did your girlfriend dump you today or something?

Chromium nightly build adds memory-saving 'phantom tab' support (Download Squad)

Feb 6th 2010 1:19AM How do you pin a tab to begin with?

Mac OS X Java security hole exposed (TUAW.com)

May 24th 2009 5:05PM I don't hate Apple. I like their products. But I can't help but enjoy reading this because so many Mac users think that OS X is invulnerable to exploits..

Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope' is gold, ready for download (Engadget)

Apr 23rd 2009 12:08PM Meh. Ubuntu is a very nice distro but it's over-hyped. There are other equally good (if not better) distros out there. I switched back to Fedora as my primary Linux OS after a few years because I found it better meets my needs (particularly w/regard to running 32-bit software in a 64-bit OS.

Microsoft releasing Internet Explorer 8 gold today, CIOs ecstatic (Engadget)

Mar 19th 2009 3:22AM Sounds like there are a lot of incompetent IT departments out there...

Windows 7 tip: (elevated) command prompt anywhere (Download Squad)

Feb 14th 2009 11:21PM OK, I got it to work now, I must have overlooked something.

In the meantime, you can do something similar with any program pinned to your Taskbar (Superbar) in Windows 7.

Control+shift+click (no need to right-click) on one of the icons and you'll be running the program as Administrator (you'll get a UAC prompt assuming you have UAC set up and after that you'll be running the program as administrator).

Windows 7 tip: (elevated) command prompt anywhere (Download Squad)

Feb 14th 2009 4:27PM I'm wondering the same thing. I've tried it repeatedly and it's just the same as not using the control key. The window just has the normal "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe" title.

I wonder if this is because my account doesn't otherwise have administrator privileges?

I'm one of the rare Windows users that follows UNIX-like convention and only uses the administrator account when absolutely necessary.

Windows 7 tip: (elevated) command prompt anywhere (Download Squad)

Feb 14th 2009 4:23PM Not exactly. Prior to Vista you had to download and install Power Toys to get this functionality (or hack the registry on your own).

No need to do this in Vista or Windows 7. It's there out of the box.