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    Joining this one late but, taken to it's logical conclusion wouldn't

    http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/europe/ancient_rome/Images/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/ Marche/Ancona/Ancona/churches/Duomo/interior/Cyriacus_tomb/body.jpg
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    http://www.ukans.edu/h/i/e/ar/Im/G/P/Eu/It/M/A/An/c/D/in/Cy/body.jpg ?

    I think most looking for such a long URL would have the sense to go to the main site and browse to it (?)

    Conventions are so named because most people do it/expect it. It's learned behaviour I guess. I wonder if we can find a way to blame Bill Gates and/or FP for this?

    HTML is a high level language of sorts so the code is more recognizable as English in a shortened version (neumonics if I remember my assembly language correctly). It's convenient, just like naming an images folder "images".

    As for adding features to a program, that should be pretty straightforward if it is written logically, as QD says, and has comment tags (or REM tags for those who still program in BASIC) to describe each section and it's function.

    I may be wrong but isn't Win XP meant to be the O/S that frees us from the code that nobody understands/needs any more? And we have how many MB's of patches (inc. the 50 released the day after it launched)?

    It's a general purpose O/S which usually encounters problems when running those pesky third party programs not made by MS (let's leave out the security patches huh?) so updates will always be needed.

    If Linux ever becomes dominant we'll be in the same position (updates, patches etc.) just as we are with the politically correct browsers (Moz, NS and Opera) because all programmers are under pressure for one reason or another to produce which leads to lack of testing, conflicts between programs and conflicts between programs and the O/S.

    Anyhoo, that was off the top of my head and probably riddled with errors (maybe I should have been a programmer?) so I'll be happy if someone corrects me
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    I think most looking for such a long URL would have the sense to go to the main site and browse to it (?)
    ROFLMAO You're a lot better browser than I if you can go to that main site and find the body.jpg image from there.
    The only reason I knew it was because the webmaster emailed the URL to me after uploading the picture to the site. That site is "MORE" complicated and comprehensive than mine - and mine only has 1,000+ HTML pages and 5,000 images.

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    The first thing I noticed and didn't like about XP was that the 5Gb D: drive was dedicated to the OS and hidden from the user - it apparently being a 'real time' back-up of the OS that is accessed for reloading instead of the old blue screen error and reboot process -- that also being why Windows XP takes up 10Gb of the hard drive. That kind of 'tom-foolery', to me, indicates that the OS is not being fixed but expanded with all the old errors - but with new error display HIDING techniques to attempt to fool the user into thinking the thing really has been fixed.

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    You're a lot better browser than I if you can go to that main site and find the body.jpg
    I may actually be prepared to consider the possibility that you might have a point there!

    I was talking about URL's generally which really has nothing to do with the thread at all but I was very, very drunk at the time I wrote it.

    My understanding of the XP partition (not hidden on my comp...did you get yours just after XP was launched?) was that it's for reformatting if the drive goes south (in place of a recovery disk) and to save any files you're working on if the machine crashes which, to me, raises an obvious question:

    If you need to reformat because the machine won't boot up, and the files you need to recover are on the hard drive...how the heck do you reformat the machine?

    While we're going majorly off-topic I'd also like to meet, and shake warmly by the throat, the Einstein who thought having programs try to open the files which were in use immediately prior to a crash the next time they are run is a good idea.

    On the two occasions it has happened to me:

    I try to open the program
    it tries to open the files
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    crashes

    Net result being a program that will not run until I furtle about with the registry for an hour figuring out whet needs to be reset.

    Just saving the files would be sufficient for this feature but no, they have to prove how clever they are and end up proving the opposite.

    Right, now I have that off my chest, and while you all try to work out what it has to do with this thread anyway, I'm going to lie down. I feel quite dizzy

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    Yeah, those Einsteins really need to eat more fish or consider the possibility that there may be people more intelligent than them out in the real world.

    My brother bought the XP back in November 2001 - I set it up for him (never having seen XP before that) and noticed that drive D was hidden from view but not from the Control 3 directory manager I installed temporarily to help get through the set-up. My quick glance at the contents of the apparently then contents of drive D: seemed to indicate that it was merely a clone of Drive C: - leading me to presume it was just a back-up trick being used to avoid blue screens and make people think XP was a much vaster improvement than it really was. He's been happy with it since but doesn't really work with his compute as much as I do mine - his old one with Windows 98 on it.

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    I've had few problems with XP to be fair, far fewer than 98 and 98SE (which I liked) but I still prefer 2000 which has never given me a problem.

    I never had the privacy/start up issues (registering XP with MS) either because this machine was an out-of-the-box purchase which someone had already registered.

    Maybe hiding the partition is the practice of some computer manufacturers and not others?

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    MS seems to like to hide almost everything from users.

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    Have you noticed how ms Solitaire never crashes? They got the same guy to do win2k
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    Maybe that's the one part of the package they don't let anyone else touch.

    I've noticed I've been crashing a lot less since unstalling a bunch of programs a couple weeks ago - too bad I couldn't narrow it down to just which one was the culprit -- think it was probably the Sierra games, though.

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    I dunno if the will help, but I t helped me out way lots.
    I have an account at angelfire, Its very easy to upload to it,
    gif, and jpg, unfortunetly not bmp, but after you get it there,

    click on that pic, and then click view. It opens up then you copy the address, and where ever you paste it, you add <img src="
    then the address. don't forget to close it up. But this works extreamly well.http://www.ahfb2000.com/webmaster_help_desk/images/top_profile.gif Just like this!
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