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Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by White Stripes on January 16, 2018, 02:21:42 am »
im not familiar with this feature... also its important to note that on windows versions newer than XP you need to run winmx with admin rights and manually change the folder winmx downloads to, as the default is not compatible anymore...
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Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by userloser on January 16, 2018, 12:51:11 am »
When I delete the file inside of Winmx, It's still located in my music file on my computer.  All the files wether I was able to download them or not.  I think it used to be that when you deleted inside of winmx it would give you the option to delete the file from the destination folder as well.  I dont see that option any more.
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Another year goes past but the same corporate greed issue is still rearing its head  :/

https://www.eff.org/https%3A//kittens.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/public-domain-starts-growing-again-next-year-and-its-about-time

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Have you ever wondered how it’s possible for there to be two Jungle Book movies to be in development at the same time? Why everything seems to be based on a work by Shakespeare? Or why it always seems like someone is telling a version of The Wizard of Oz? The answer is that these works are in the public domain, meaning that copyright law no longer prevents other artists from adapting them to create new works.

One major rationale for copyright is supposedly that, by giving an exclusive set of rights to artists for their work, we incentivize creativity by making it possible for artists to benefit from releasing works to the public. But copyright protection is supposed to be limited, and once it expires, a work enters the public domain, where anyone can use it.

In the United States, the length of the copyright term has been steadily extended so that published works are effectively copyrighted for 95 years (for corporate works) or until 70 years after an author’s death (for individual works). This has resulted in a public domain that saw increasingly less materials being added to it, limiting the ability of artists to build on works that came before them. The last time Congress changed the law in the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, it was applied retroactively. Effectively, it meant that nothing has entered the public domain in the United States for years. January 1, 2019 will mark the end of this dry spell as works first published in 1923 will finally enter the public domain.

Its no secret to WinMx users of long standing that overbroad copyright protection causes artistic stagnation and fuels a cycle of  creative drought as artists dont feel the need to produce anything after they hit the big time with a hit or two, this behaviour is encouraged by the recording industry, 95 years of easy money with a small percentage going to the actual artist is something their shareholders can take to the bank. By following a model of backing visibly sucessful artists to the detriment of others they minimise their already miniscule investment outlay and take little risk, and yet they demand a lot of legal protection paid for out of the public purse, a wealthy artist feels no need to work like the rest of us do day in and day out for tens of years, little fresh material follows a hit album, there are of course some exceptions to this rule but there are many artists portfolios confirming it, we all want to keep artists motivated but a fair balance is bettter for them and us in terms of further productivity, excessive profit based protectionism delivers stagnation, just when did your favourite artists release something new ?

I can say with my hand on my heart that I havent seen any one of them doing a shift at walmart to feed themselves yet. :no:
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Upload/Download Issues / Re: Deleting files
« Last post by White Stripes on January 14, 2018, 09:32:12 pm »
deleting files from winmx always sends it to recycle bin... need to clear recycle bin to completely delete the file..
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Upload/Download Issues / Deleting files
« Last post by userloser on January 14, 2018, 04:38:38 pm »
Just found that Winmx is back!  Thank you!  Seems like when I used it in the past, there was an option to delete files from both the program and the computer at same time.  Very handy with all incomplete files.  Can it still do that?
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WinMx World News / Re: MS Halt Intel Bug Fixes After Nuking Some AMD Machines
« Last post by Pri on January 13, 2018, 10:12:49 pm »
If they did it would significantly affect their business operations. The volume of chips they'd have to replace, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake architectures. We're talking probably Billions of processors just with those chips from the last 3-4 years. I don't expect they would replace any older than those.

The cost to them wouldn't be so much the cost of manufacturing those processors but the time they would lose manufacturing that kind of volume to satiate the demand for replacements when they're still launching new processors that they actually want to sell. You guys I don't think follow the market closely but the Coffee Lake CPU's which just launched in October 2017 have been very hard to get a hold of for the past two months, not due to high demand but due to very few processors in the market. Some retailers said they only received 10 pieces total for their entire organisations over a 30 day period from the October launch.

Intel has been pushing up the launches of their processors to fight AMD's Ryzen chips (which are not as badly affected by these bugs coincidentally). Intel planned to launch Coffee Lake in February 2018 alongside a new chipset called Z390. But because AMD's processors (1800X, 1700X, 1700, 1600 etc) have been eating into Intels marketshare quite rapidly they decided to push Coffee Lake up and Z390 wasn't ready in time so they rebadged the Z270 chipset as Z370 and launched it with the new processors.

The whole thing has really left egg on Intels face as they knew about these bugs in June but due to the threat presented by AMD they decided to launch Coffee Lake with known speculative execution errata in October. This making the whole situation for themselves even worse than it was already.

Personally I'm not a fan of these companies they all do despicable things to different degrees but Intels maliciousness and incompetence combined with them knowingly shipping defective product is really disgusting. I hope that they get some big repercussions, being forced to issue replacement chips for anyone that wants one would be a good start.
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WinMx World News / Re: MS Halt Intel Bug Fixes After Nuking Some AMD Machines
« Last post by White Stripes on January 13, 2018, 02:55:59 am »
my cpu is 'untrustworthy' according to the linux kernel but i cant really tell a difference in performance... back in the 90s with the very first pentium they found a bug in the fpu (FDIV bug) and, after some drama, offered free replacements to any customer affected.... i wonder if intel could afford to do such a thing again in todays computing environment...
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WinMx World News / Re: MS Halt Intel Bug Fixes After Nuking Some AMD Machines
« Last post by Pri on January 10, 2018, 11:04:48 am »
To think Intel knew about these bugs in June and Microsoft began testing mitigations in November and here we are in January and still there are issues so large they've had to stop the roll outs.

The whole situation is terrible. My own server will see a drastic reduction in performance due to how many system calls my software makes (mostly for database interaction requiring the kernel to handle disk interactions). They should be ashamed.
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WinMx World News / MS Halt Intel Bug Fixes After Nuking Some AMD Machines
« Last post by GhostShip on January 09, 2018, 06:49:11 pm »
Another day another disaster  :death:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42619812

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Microsoft has halted some patches for the Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs after AMD customers complained that the software updates froze their machines.
The flaw in computer chips affects billions of PCs, smartphones and tablets around the world.

Specific fixes for the bugs on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 had caused some machines to suffer blue-screen errors, Microsoft said.
In a blogpost, it said it was working with AMD to resolve the issue.nMicrosoft said that it would resume fixes "as soon as possible".

"To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending the following Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time," Microsoft said in the post.

It added that some AMD chipsets "do not conform with the documentation previously provided to Microsoft".


Thankfully this doesnt affect anyone here but give MS a chance and it looks like they will do their best to ensure it does  :lol:
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Upload/Download Issues / Re: timing out
« Last post by GhostShip on January 09, 2018, 12:07:32 am »
Now you have placed a smile upon my face just what is it this week I can help you with Rossi ?
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