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replied the topic Should i upgrade to windows 10 ? created by V

Windows 10 is finally here. You’ve seen some of its best new features, even heard what it’s like to use every day. But you might be wondering if you should upgrade. For some, it’s free, a great update, and a foregone conclusion. For others it’s better to wait, or think about other options. Let’s see where you fall.

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You’d think upgrading would be a done deal, considering that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for so many people. But not so fast! We learned from past OS X upgrades that free doesn’t always mean “good,” and with something as serious as a Windows uplift, you should still think about whether that upgrade is right for you before you click “Begin Install.”

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Remember: If You Qualify For a Free Upgrade, You Have a Whole Year to Redeem It

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Many of you will (or already have) see that “Windows 10 has finished downloading: Install Now?” dialog on your desktop and instantly click. You might even be looking around the web right now for methods to make sure your turn in line comes sooner. That’s fine—but keep in mind that if your computer qualifies for a free upgrade, you have a full year to cash in on it.

That means that if you haven’t done the things you should before you install a new operating system—back up your data, update your drivers, and make sure your applications are compatible—there’s plenty of time. Plus, if you discover that any of your favorite apps, games, drivers, or hardware just won’t work in Windows 10, you can wait for the manufacturer or developer to address that before you get on the upgrade bandwagon. In short, don’t be in a hurry just because it’s free, or just because the install package is sitting on your computer, right there, waiting for you to double-click it.

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We haven’t heard of anything that flat-out doesn’t work in Windows 10, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something. Even if one obscure tool you use hasn’t updated, it could destroy your workflow. Do your due diligence and make sure you’re ready. Plus, if you have reason to wait, you just don’t like being first in line, or would prefer to let others shake out the bugs, Microsoft gave you that full year on purpose. Take as much—or as little—time as you need.

Who Can Probably Upgrade Now

With that out of the way, there are some people who, once you’ve prepped your PC, don’t need to hesitate if you don’t want to. Tweakers, bleeding-edge enthusiasts, people who have been running the beta or the tech preview: You can all upgrade right away. For the rest of us, here’s a general list of people who should definitely get Windows 10:

Windows 8/8.1 Users: We’ve never been on the hate wagon for Windows 8, but it’s also not fair to say it was entirely without problems. Well, if you’re comfortable with Windows 8, Windows 10 improves on almost every aspect. It also brings back some of the things from Windows 7 you had to install third-party tools to get. For you, it’ll be an evolutionary upgrade, packed with features you’ll find useful, but not transformative or difficult to get used to. The only Windows 8 users who might want to hold off are the ones who paid for (and use) Windows Media Center, since Windows 10 doesn’t support it, and will actually remove it during the upgrade.
Windows 7 Users Willing to Embrace Change: If you’ve been running Windows 7 and are interested in some of the new features Windows 10 offers (Cortana on the desktop, virtual desktops without third-party tools, much-improved Aero Snap, the all-new Action Center for notifications, and more)—not to mention the ones that came with Windows 8 (like those lightning fast boot times, many security improvements, or tighter integration with your Microsoft account, OneDrive, or Xbox)—upgrade as soon as you’re ready. Your hardware and drivers, PC games, and apps will all continue to work (again, nothing major has hit our radar that’s just outright broken.) Best of all, your upgrade is free as opposed to the hundred bucks Microsoft wanted for Windows 8. However, again, if you rely on Windows Media Center, you’ll lose it, so keep that in mind.
Let’s just get it out in the open: Windows 10 is a worthwhile upgrade for most users and most PCs that can support it. We’ve been testing it here for months, both in technical preview and in beta. Like any new OS, it’ll take a little getting used to, and some things you may be familiar with have moved around. Stability-wise, it’s solid. Functionality-wise, there are definitely its share of quirks and inconsistencies, and some things we miss, but nothing so serious you should avoid it entirely.

Who Should Wait and Check Back in a Few Weeks or Months

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Like we mentioned earlier, if you qualify for a free upgrade, you have a year to watch as people get hands-on, long-term experience with Windows 10 before you decide to join them. If you wait until after July 29, 2016, you’re stuck paying retail price. There are some people who’ll have to pay retail price anyway (I’m looking at you, Vista and XP users.) Either way, many of you will be better off waiting to see how things shake out.

Windows 7 Users Who Are Skeptical or Hate Change: If you’re a die-hard Windows 7 user, hated Windows 8, or hate change in general, waiting is your best option. Time, and more research, might bring you around. If you’re eligible for a free upgrade, you can take it slow and set aside time to upgrade and customize your PC afterward. You’ll just have time to get your bearings and do your homework. See how quickly others embrace Windows 10, and then make your own call.
Anyone Waiting on Software Updates or New Drivers: This may go without saying, but if you have important hardware for which the manufacturer is planning an optimized or updated Windows 10-compatible driver, hold off until you get it. If you have a critical app that for some reason works in Windows 7 or 8 but has issues in Windows 10, hang tight until the developer gets around to updating it. Most developers we’ve seen have taken advantage of the long technical preview and public beta period to test and update their apps and drivers, but there are probably some stragglers.
Anyone Who Wants to Wait for a Patch or Two, or for the Bugs to Shake Out: Some of you may even want to hang tight just to see if other people report bugs first. You know the mindset: “don’t do Microsoft’s beta testing for them” (which doesn’t totally apply, since the beta is over now) and all that. Let other people work out the kinks and then install after a few patches or a service pack comes in. A lot of people have reported quirks and issues, things that come with any new OS, that impact their work, but their experience may not be yours. For example, Ars Technica thinks this is Microsoft’s best OS yet...or will be once the bugs are fixed. Their sentiment isn’t alone. Most reviewers, us included, think Windows 10 is great, and a few patches and updates will make it even better. You might want to wait for those updates.
If you’ve gotten anything from the list above, it’s that there’s no rush to upgrade. Wait and see how things shake out, and for a patch or two while Microsoft addresses the bugs and quirks people are uncovering. For example, Microsoft removed DVD playback from Windows 10. That’s not really a problem, and there’s an update coming that’ll bring it back, but our favorite video player for Windows, PotPlayer, and the ever-trusty VLC can handle it just fine right now. Maybe you like Windows Media Player and want to wait for that update.

If you’re skeptical, wait and see how other people’s experiences go. Try it yourself on someone else’s computer, or head to a Microsoft store or electronics store to try it yourself. For those people with older computers, ineligible for the free upgrade, you have all the time in the world, since you’ll have to pay for Windows 10 either way. Don’t get us wrong, we think that if you fall into one of the points above, you’ll eventually want to upgrade, just maybe not right away.

Who May Not Want to Upgrade at All

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?
Of course, with every new operating system, there are some people who just shouldn’t bother with it at all. In this case, the people who really consider Windows 10 fall into a few simple groups, and probably already know who they are:

Anyone Relying on Windows Media Center: As we mentioned above, Windows 10 means the end of Windows Media Center. If you had it already, you’ll lose it, so if you rely on it, you may just want to stick with Windows 7, or Windows 8 with the WMC add-on. There are alternatives, of course, including Kodi (formerly XBMC) or Plex, but neither handles things like live TV the same way that WMC does, and if your setup is built around WMC, you’ll probably want do your homework, choose an alternative that works best for you, and migrate on your own time, if at all.
Windows Vista Users: Windows Vista is a lot like Windows 8.1. By the time the furor around it died down and a few service packs were released, it was pretty solid. Vista users can expect support from Microsoft, including patches and security updates, well into 2017, and considering Vista systems don’t qualify for the free upgrade to Windows 10, you may want to hang tight instead of dropping the $119 retail price. Particularly if you stash the money and save up to buy a new computer that comes with Windows 10, as PC World notes.
Windows XP Users: If you’re still running Windows XP, there’s probably a reason, and you know it. That said, there’s no guarantee that an XP machine meets Windows 10’s system requirements, and combined with the fact that the upgrade will cost you full price, we’d hesitate to tell you to upgrade. If you’re still rocking XP on older hardware, it’s time for a new computer. If that’s not an option, we have some other suggestions.

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Of course, there’s one more group of people who won’t want to upgrade to Windows 10: People who are perfectly and completely happy with what they have now, or either don’t use Windows or are leaving Windows entirely. We’re sure some of you are running Windows 7 who’ll never ever upgrade for any number of personal or aesthetic reasons. Similarly, if you’re no fan of the direction Windows has taken and you’re planning a move to OS X or Linux, clearly Windows 10 isn’t for you either.

The Bottom Line: A Solid Upgrade for Almost Everyone

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

At the end of the day, Windows 10 is a solid upgrade. We’ve tested it, we think it’s an improvement over Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. The upgrade is easy. If you’re running Windows 8 it’s near-seamless, though Windows 7 users should be ready for a longer, albeit still simple, experience. There’s nothing about it that should grind your work to a halt, but there might be some bugs and quirks to get used to. Of course, if you’re skeptical, take your time and make the decision to upgrade on your own, based on your own research, experiences, and the apps you run.

Our friends at Gizmodo have been have been keeping a daily log of their experiences with Windows 10 that’s worth looking at. They discuss the install process, day to day use and the issues they ran into, and even taking a Windows 10 PC to a LAN party and the PC gaming experience.

Windows 10, Day Five
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It helps that Microsoft made Windows 10 available in technical preview and beta so early, and that so many people have been playing with it. All that time has given us time to tweak it, customize it, and highlight issues. Odds are any problems you run into have been solved (or at least documented) by someone else, and developers have had plenty of time to get their software ready to ship. Aside from the issues that come with any new OS, and the flurry of patches to fix them that we’ll see in the next few weeks, there should be relatively few surprises. Just, as always, make sure your data is all backed up before you take the plunge.

995 days ago
replied the topic Did you manage to run Android apps from your PC? Are there any other methods that we missed out? Let us know created by Arain

Hi@ Arain,
As the popularity of smartphones and tablets increases, so will our dependence on the myriad apps available for them. Whether the end result is a hot game, a handy price checker, or a useful contact manager, the constraints of smartphone and tablet designs and interfaces have forced app developers to find creative ways to present and access data.
Unfortunately, most apps created for smartphones or tablets aren't available for use on a PC. Some apps let you sync favorites or other personal data with a companion program or a somewhat equivalent application on a PC, but mobile apps and their PC counterparts are rarely the same.

Thankfully, Silicon Valley-based startup BlueStacks recently released an alpha version of what the company calls an app player--a PC program that enables users to download Android apps directly or transfer them from an Android-based smartphone or tablet to their PC. The BlueStacks app player essentially runs an instance of Android in a virtualized environment on the PC, so the apps act as though they're running on a mobile device. If that's something you'd like to try, here's how to set it up.

Getting Started With BlueStacks
Using the BlueStacks app player is relatively straightforward, but there are some quirks involved with getting apps from a mobile device to a PC which we'll go into a little later. To use the BlueStacks app player, you must first download it from the BlueStacks website or from PCWorld's Downloads Library. Then run the BlueStacks app player installation file, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Keep in mind that the BlueStacks app player is still in the early phases of development, so you can expect some minor performance issues and perhaps a bug or two.

BlueStacks app player
The alpha version of the BlueStacks app player will run full-screen on a Windows PC. Future versions of the player will run in a window and will even permit shortcuts directly to Android apps.
When the installation is complete, you'll see a short video describing how the BlueStacks app player works and how you can access a few key features. Though the video doesn't offer a ton of information, it's worth watching to ease your learning curve. The BlueStacks app player isn't terribly intrusive: It requires minimal space and consumes few system resources; but it does launch automatically with your PC, and it displays a status icon in the system tray. The app also connects automatically to BlueStacks servers. If you prefer not to have the player launch every time your PC boots up, you can disable the BlueStacks launcher via the Startup tab in the MSCONFIG tool (to access the tool, select Run from the Start menu, type msconfig, and press Enter).

Once you've installed the BlueStacks app player and configured it to your liking, you can start using the app player with the handful of apps preinstalled in it or with the few apps available for download within the BlueStacks 'Add more apps' channel. To access the downloadable apps however, you'll have to register for a free BlueStacks account with either a working email address or a Facebook account. The main allure of the BlueStacks app player is its ability to send apps from your Android device to your PC via the company's Cloud Connect mobile app and servers.

Transferring Your Android Apps to Your PC
To use the Cloud Connect mobile app to transfer Android apps from your mobile device to your PC, you have to know your BlueStacks PIN. When you register an e-mail address or Facebook account with the BlueStacks app player, the service will link a personal identification number (PIN) to your account. This PIN appears as soon as you register, as well as when you click the 'Cloud Connect' link within the 'Get More Apps' tool in the BlueStacks app player. To transfer apps from your Android device, launch the Android Market on your Android tablet or smartphone, and search for BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Download and install the Cloud Connect app on your phone or tablet; don't worry--it's only 402KB. With that app in place, you can send any other app that's installed on your mobile device to the BlueStacks app player on your PC. Essentially, the Cloud Connect app uploads selected apps from your phone to BlueStacks' servers, where your PC can then access and download them to your PC.

BlueStacks app player
Transferring apps from a mobile device to the BlueStacks app player involves entering a personal code assigned to your account during registration, to link the PC and mobile device through BlueStacks’ servers.
To use BlueStacks Cloud Connect, simply launch the app and select all of the Android apps on your device that you'd like to upload for transfer to your PC. Then click the Sync button at the top of the interface, and wait for the apps to upload (all of the apps installed on the mobile device will be listed). The uploaded apps should be visible in the BlueStacks app player on your PC when you launch the 'Get More Apps' tool.

Note that sometimes the BlueStacks app player doesn't sync properly if it's already open on your PC when the Cloud Connect app on your mobile device uploads data. We found during testing that, when this issue arose, restarting the BlueStacks app player always resolved it.

Once your apps are uploaded and the app player has notified you that they're available, select Get More Apps from your BlueStacks app player's PC client and click the Cloud Connect link. From there, a screen should pop up that lists all of the apps you uploaded from your mobile device. Click the Subscribe button underneath each app, and you should be able to run your favorite Android apps from the app player on your PC.

BlueStacks app player
To send your favorite mobile apps to the BlueStacks app player, select them in the BlueStacks Cloud Connect app on your phone or tablet, press the Sync button, and subscribe to them via the Cloud Connect menu link in the BlueStacks channel that opens when you click the 'Get More Apps' shortcut in the player.

1008 days ago
replied the topic What is the easiest food to cook for picnic? created by Arain

Hi @ Arain,

The time I don't spend thinking about food is when I am dreaming about it.
I like having an array of small dishes spread out at a picnic and everyone taking whatever they want.
Hummus dip and chips.
An easy hummus style dip with chips/crudites can be an easy starter for a picnic. Spike it up by using beans other than chickpeas, and cheese instead of tahini and adding herbs to re-invent this classic. I like a beetroot, cannelini bean and goat cheese hummus with dill.

Lamb cutlets!
Coat them in a spice rub of choice (steak seasoning, bbq rub, baharat, tandoori masala etc.) and dip in flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs and parmesan mix. Shallow fry or bake until cooked. Wrap the bone with a bit of tin foil for easy picking up.

Salad skewers.
Whether it is a potato salad with herby mayo dressing, or a greek salad or a caprese salad...putting it on skewers makes it easy picnic food.

Filo cups.
Stuffed with spiced mince meat, or spinach and feta or even apple pie filling. These are easy handheld food you can serve at picnics. It is very easy to make too...using a muffin tin.

Frittata bites.
Also made in a muffin tin these are egg puffs with vegetables, cheese or even smoked salmon and bacon. Making individual portions means no cutting and serving, just grab and bite.

Mini hot dogs in a blanket.
Mini dogs enveloped in some crescent roll dough and baked. Add in some honey mustard or ketchup for dipping.

Chocolate cookies.
For dessert there is nothing better than some gooey chocolate chip cookies to finish the picnic meal.

THERE is something both innocent and exciting about a picnic, even if you are only packing a few things at the last minute and heading down the street to the park. It may be nothing fancier than bologna or tuna salad on white bread, but you’re still likely to have a good time, which is probably why many of us remain devoted to the same picnic foods we’ve eaten all our lives.

But at some point, you may get the urge to vary the menu a bit. With that in mind, I’d like to make a few — or, actually, 101 — suggestions, ranging from snacks to dessert. With a little shopping, a little effort, and 20 minutes or less for assembly, you can create the kind of carry-out food that will put the local prepared food shops to shame while saving you a small fortune. No matter how faithful you are to your old favorites, I’ll bet you will find something intriguing here.
1 BEET SALAD Peel beets and grate them (a food processor will keep the juice contained). Add pistachios or hazelnuts; dress with orange zest and juice, and olive oil. Add bits of goat cheese and chopped parsley.

2 PESTO CHICKEN ROLLS Season and grill chicken cutlets. Brush lavash or any other wrap-type bread with pesto; layer with the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and arugula; roll up and cut on the bias.

Will Morehead, Kentucky
It's not about the food, it's about the company. But, how 'bout some BBQ?

3 CURRIED EGG SALAD Make egg salad with hard-cooked eggs, mayo, curry powder, Dijon mustard, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion and, if you like, diced apple.

4 TOMATOES AND PEACHES Toss together sliced seeded tomatoes and peaches, along with thinly sliced red onion and chopped cilantro or rosemary. Dress at the last minute with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

5 ROAST BEEF AND BLUE Start with whole-grain rolls. Smear blue cheese on one side and prepared horseradish on the other. Add red onion and thin-sliced roast beef, pork or lamb. Pack! lettuce and tomato on the side. Potato chips are mandatory.

Cold fried chicken, a thermos of chilled french potato soup, some Gruyere cheese, some crusty bread and chilled red wine with fruit. Or if...

This isn't quite suitable for a picnic, unless you have a really good cooler that will keep the ice cream frozen, but makes a fun summer...

Another marvelous list from Mark Bittman, this time with great additions from your readers. Thank you, thank you. I'll be printing the whole...

6 CORNFLAKE CHICKEN BITES Cut boneless chicken breasts into small pieces. Dip in milk or buttermilk, then dredge in seasoned crushed corn flake crumbs, cornmeal or panko. Pan-fry in oil, drain, cool and eat cold with celery sticks, with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

7 GRAPES AND CHEESE Mix feta cubes and green grapes (or grape tomatoes or pieces of watermelon). Add mint, salt, pepper and olive oil. A tiny bit of chopped fresh chili is good, too.

8 COLD PEANUT NOODLES Cook Chinese egg noodles or regular spaghetti. Drain and rinse. Toss with sesame oil, peanut butter (or tahini), sugar, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, black pepper (lots) and chili oil (optional). Pack shredded seeded cucumber, cooked shrimp and chopped scallions separately.
9 For gazpacho, combine a couple of pounds of ripe tomatoes, one of cucumbers, a slice or two of bread, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. Chill and pour into a thermos.

10 Combine tomatoes and cucumber in blender with lemon grass (only the most tender part), cilantro, fish sauce and lime. Voilà: Thai gazpacho.

11 Mix peeled, grated carrots with chopped dates, cumin, minced chili, lemon or lime juice, mint or cilantro.

12 Slice a few bulbs of fennel and some tart apples; dice some jicama. Toss together with freshly chopped tarragon, basil or chervil (if you can find it), olive oil, salt, lots of pepper and lemon juice. Celery is good in this, too, as are oranges and cheeses, especially sheep’s cheeses.

13 Guacasalsa: Mash an avocado (it won’t get brown) into some salsa, even jarred if necessary. Don’t forget chips.

14 Cut day-old crusty bread into one-inch cubes. Just before leaving the house, combine it with chopped tomatoes (seeds are O.K.), chopped cucumber, chopped red onion and fresh basil. Pack dressing separately: olive oil, red wine vinegar, diced anchovies, capers, salt and pepper. Call this panzanella.

15 Toss toasted pita with olives, parsley and mint, salt and pepper, bits of chopped-up lemon (rinds and all; preserved lemon is even better), chopped seeded tomatoes, chopped seeded cucumbers and chopped red pepper. Take olive oil for last-minute dressing.

16 Thinly slice Savoy or Napa cabbage. Toss with thinly sliced red onion, half a diced jalapeño and handfuls of chopped cilantro. Dress with olive oil, lime juice, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

17 Halve cherry tomatoes; toss with equal-size pieces of firm smoked or regular tofu and soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, scallions and a pinch of sugar (or mirin if you have it). Add chopped Thai basil and/or cilantro and/or mint just before eating.

18 Toss cooked couscous with oil, chopped parsley, chopped black olives, capers, red onion, salt and pepper. Scoop out medium-size tomatoes and fill with mixture. Pack carefully.

19 Process a cup or two of cashews, a chili or two, some garlic, a splash of soy sauce and enough water to get the food processor going; fold in chopped cilantro or chives. Fill celery sticks and chill. This is the best celery-filler since cream


20 Poach a couple of pounds of dark leafy greens, like kale, collards or spinach. Drain, cool, squeeze dry and chop. Then toss with oil, salt and lots of lemon juice. Serve with more lemon, oil, salt and pepper. Call it horta.

21 Brown fresh corn kernels in hot oil with chopped chili and garlic, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and toss with cilantro and lots of lime juice.

22 Cook whole unpeeled eggplant in a dry, hot skillet, turning occasionally, until collapsed and soft. (Or grill, or roast, or hold with a fork over an open flame.) While it’s cooling, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Chop the eggplant flesh (leave the peel behind) and roughly mash in the bowl. Add red pepper flakes if you like. Serve with pita.

23 Simmer one part olive oil, two parts red wine vinegar and four parts water with herbs, salt and pepper. Add chopped vegetables, firmest to softest — maybe carrots first, then cauliflower, then peppers — and poach until just getting tender. Remove from heat and chill overnight in the liquid. It’s giardiniera.

24 Cut zucchini into big chunks and roast or grill with olive oil (and, if you like, whole garlic cloves). Combine with chopped seeded tomatoes, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper.

25 Toss cauliflower florets with oil, salt and pepper, and roast in a hot oven until browned and cooked; while still warm, toss with curry powder and a handful of raisins. Pour on the lemon juice.

26 Soak wakame or other seaweed in hot water until soft; drain and squeeze dry. Toss with chopped celery, sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin (or honey) and rice wine vinegar. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

27 Clean a bunch of mixed mushrooms; quarter any large ones. Steam for about five minutes. When still warm, toss with sliced shallots, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, cracked coriander seeds, chopped fresh cilantro, sherry vinegar and more olive oil if necessary.

28 In a blender or food processor, combine ginger, a half cup or so light miso, a little more than that of walnuts, and enough soy sauce to make a sauce. Toss with cooked green beans or eggplant.

29 Steam or boil a bunch of asparagus; slice on the bias. Toss with orange segments, zest and juice, some olive oil, salt and pepper. Garnish with sesame seeds. Add little shrimp or shredded crab, lobster or chicken if you like.

30 Steam or boil green beans or asparagus; slice on the bias. Toss with thinly sliced red onion, matchstick-size pieces of prosciutto (or lardo if you’re in Colonnata), olive oil, lemon juice, a pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

1008 days ago
replied the topic How to use CardLayout with multiple JButtons? created by Arain

The main problem is the use of null-layouts and these lines of code:

First you add the panel using the CardLayout to BorderLayout.CENTER, then you "overlay" it with your buttonPanel, which is using null-layout.

I would go with a simple FlowLayout (the default layout-manager for a JPanel) for the buttonPanel and add it to the BorderLayout.SOUTH of the contentPane. I would also strongly recommend reading this tutorial.

So remove the following lines of code:

addButton.setBounds(100, 400, 100, 100);
editButton.setBounds(200, 400, 100, 100);
deleteButton.setBounds(300, 400, 100, 100);
browseButton.setBounds(400, 400, 100, 100);
searchButton.setBounds(500, 400, 100, 100);
and change frame.getContentPane().add(buttonPanel); to frame.getContentPane().add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);.

Also forget about the null-layout / setBounds() in your Window-classes.

1066 days ago
replied the topic My computer has a message saying it is missing mfc100u.dll created by utricster

HI@utricster It doesn’t matter whether you just installed a new program, or if you have been using it for years — getting a MSVCR100.dll error can be extremely frustrating. There is little information to go on, so fixing the problem may seem impossible. Fortunately the answer is very simple, and in just a few minutes you can be up and running again.
Why am I getting this error?

The short version is, you are getting this error because MSVCR100.dll is missing or damaged. That really isn’t very helpful, though. This file is actually an integral part of a piece of software called Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package, and that is what is missing or damaged. While that may not clear things up at all for you, it is a step in the right direction.
There are many functions that almost all software uses. For the sake of argument, lets say that instead of cryptic DLL files, we are talking about hammers, screwdrivers, saws and wrenches. Simple tools that are used over and over again to perform basic functions. What this software does is to create a little workshop inside your computer that has all these tools in it, easily available to all the other software living in your computer. That keeps your computer cleaner and more efficient, since every piece of software does not have to come with these basic items in their toolkit.
In this case, your hammer is broken or missing. It doesn’t really matter too much why it is gone, just that the software you are trying to run needs it, and can’t get it. While you are going to need a brand new copy of your workshop, Microsoft has it available for download free of charge, so there is nothing to worry about.
How to Fix the Problem

Fixing the MSVCR100.DLL is Missing issue on your PC
Don’t let this error message ruin your day.
The first step to fixing this problem is to see if you are running a 64-bit copy of Windows or 32-bit.
For Windows XP, go to your Start menu and click Run. Type winver and press Enter.
In Windows 7 and Vista, go to your Start Menu and type Computer into the search box. Right click it and click Properties. The needed information is under Windows Edition.
Windows 8 instructions are the same as those for 7, but you will be in the Start Screen rather than in the smaller menu.
Download the correct version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package directly from Microsoft.
Since this software is free from Microsoft, there is no reason to risk getting the download from a third party.
Go to and search for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package. You will be brought to the list of downloadable versions.
You can sort by release date or just look for SP1 (Service Pack 1) to get the most recent version.
If you have a 32-bit copy of Windows, choose the x86 version. If you are running 64-bit, choose x64.

Download and install the software. Follow the prompts to add this toolbox to your system.
Restart you computer, if you have not done so already, and try your software again. Your error message should be gone.
While it is unfortunate that MSVCR100.dll error messages do not give more information up front, the solution is very simple. Follow these instructions to get your computer functioning properly again. This software does not update often, so once you are done you should not run into this problem for a very long time.

1074 days ago
replied the topic How to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers without cutting off from Facebook, Twitter? created by walker

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1074 days ago
replied the topic job affect one's job satisfaction? created by mondy

Formal research began in mid-1930’s by 1972 over 3000 articles had been published specifically exploring worker attitudes. There are three important assumptions that underlie the concept of attitudes:
An attitude is a hypothetical construct
An attitude is a unidimensional construct
Attitudes are believed to be somewhat related to subsequent behaviour, although this relationship can be unclear

Work or job attitude is the middle component in a belief about aspects of the job – evaluation, the attitude itself – behaviour, intentions that follow the attitude. This traditional model suggests that behaviours (including job performance) are largely influenced by job attitudes. Recently, this traditional model has been questioned as being too simple and some more comprehensive alternatives have been developed.
The Job satisfaction-performance relationship is highly complex (Katzell, Thompson & Guzzo, 1992)
For example, the relationship may be limited by constraints on performance (e.g., group norms for performance, environmental variables such as the speed of an assembly line). Other research has found a substantial amount of the variability in job satisfaction may relate to “trait affect”
Responses to one’s job have cognitive (evaluative) and affective (emotional) components. Theories explaining how people find contentment and fulfillment with their occupations express the idea that jobs are perceived as not only a means of earning a living, but also as an important extension of a person’s identity, and, therefore, his happiness. People who have a high level of job satisfaction are observed as having a tendency to be more productive and become successful in their chosen careers.
Job Satisfaction – multidimensional psychological responses to one’s job
Work Attitudes – certain regularities of an individual‟s feelings, thoughts and predispositions to act toward some aspect of his environment
A person’s job satisfaction can depend on two factors: expectations that the individual holds about the job, and the realities of the job itself. The narrower the gap between expectation and reality, the more chances and individual will be satisfied with their work. The Affect Theory also reasons that a person prioritizes one aspect of the job more than the other aspects, and that certain aspects can affect how satisfied they are.
This Theory proposes that two factors can satisfy and dissatisfy an employee in their job. The first factor are the motivational factors which encourage an individual to deliver better work performance, and as a result, attain satisfaction. Motivational factors include job promotions, bonuses, and public recognition. The second factor would be that of hygiene factors, which are not necessarily motivating in an of themselves, but would result in dissatisfaction if they were inadequate. For example; enough money to meet our needs, non-financial employee benefits, the company’s policies, and the overall environment of the workplace.
Focuses solely on the natural disposition of a person and states that an individuals personality is an important determinant of the satisfaction level the person gets from the job. From example, an introverted person who may be inclined to have a lower self-esteem may experience a low job satisfaction. One the other hand, an individual who has an internal locus of control and believes they are in control of their own destiny may have a higher level of job satisfaction.
The most job-focused theory of job satisfaction, this model lists five features of a job that can affect a person, three of which — skill variety, task identity, task significance — can affect an employee’s perception of how meaningful the work is. The fourth characteristic would be “autonomy”; the more independence an employee experiences, more feelings of responsibility will occur. The final factor is feedback or evaluation, which puts across how well an employee does his tasks.
Organisational climate and job satisfaction are distinct but related constructs, and both appear to influence employees’ understanding of the work environment and their level of job satisfaction.
Employees with high job satisfaction do exhibit higher organisational citizenship behaviour, which ultimately does have positive effects on the productivity of the entire organisation. Individuals in the organisation have certain expectations, and creating an environment where these can be fulfilled, depends upon an individuals perception as to whether organisational environment suits their needs or not.
Line managers and human resource practitioners should be aware that different groups have different needs that can influence their job satisfaction levels and different perceptions of the organisation and that this impacts on their behaviour. Organisations that understand their employees and are aware of what they need go on to create an environment in which employees can thrive and be creative and productive – all characteristics of successful organisations.
Organisations that exhibit characteristics such as having a high degree of autonomy, providing opportunities for employees, nurturing relationships among employees, showing interest in and concern for their employees, recognising employees’ accomplishments and holding employees in high regard result in more satisfied workers.
Focus on Structure, Identity and Human Relations which are positively related to the job satisfaction
Promote the advantages of equitable treatment (organisational justice) of employees
Promote the practice of delegation of power, greater involvement in decision making, capacity building and proper Rewards for good performance
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1090 days ago
replied the topic already purchased your airline ticket? created by bunnty

Airline fee chart

Here we list, airline by airline, fees for ticket changes (non refundable fares); booking fares in person or by phone, kids flying solo, bringing a pet into the cabin, and booking fares other than online. As you can see, Southwest has the lowest and fewest fees, followed by other low cost carriers such as Airtran and Spirit. Note that most of these fees, unless otherwise noted, are for domestic flights; fees for international services may be higher.


Ticketing Fees
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $150
Same day change fee:$50
Reservation by phone fee: $15
Unaccompanied minor fee: $50


Ticketing Fees

Non-refundable ticket change fee: $125 Fee for changes made less than 60 days prior to ticketed flight departure. $0 for changes made 60 days in advance.
Same day change fee: $25
Reservation by phone fee: $15
Unaccompanied minor fee: $25 – $50


Ticketing Fees
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200
Same day change fee: $75
Reservation by phone fee: $20
Unaccompanied minor fee: $150

Ticketing Fees
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200 (up to $450 on some international fares)
Same day change fee: $50
Reservation by phone or ticket office fee: $25-$35
Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Ticketing Fees
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $50-$100
Reservation by phone fee: None
Unaccompanied minor fee: $100 on "Basic" fares, $50 otherwise; free for frequent flyer minors with "status"

Ticketing Fees
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $75-$150 depending of cost of ticket. Changes made 60 days of more prior to departure cost $75 no matter the fare. (If reservation not cancelled or changed prior to departure, entire fare is forfeited).
Same day change fee:$50. Standing by for one flight prior is free.
Reservation by phone fee: $20
Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

1090 days ago
replied the topic There were four basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, and bitterness; but what do many now recognize as the fifth taste? created by andewande

There were four basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, and bitterness; but what do many now recognize as the fifth taste is Umami.

1091 days ago
replied the topic My phone has been stolen. Can I track it? created by Chandkhan

You can install a third party app to help track your phone if it gets stolen. PhoneLocator Pro can remotely track a phone using GPS as well as let you wipe or lock the phone.

1091 days ago
replied the topic Does your family eat more rice or more bread? created by Ann

I eat more bulgur than bread or rice. Most Middle Eastern people eat more bread than rice for the simple reason that they have a low annual rainfall and wheat doesn't need as much water as rice to grow.
I'm a Brit.

1091 days ago
replied the topic My Android phone has frozen every 20 or 30 mints,what is the problem? created by Arain

You just need to restart your phone to kick start a frozen android phone.

1091 days ago
replied the topic Reduce the four views to only two (1st and 3rd person) created by tiger161

What you want isn't directly available in the game but I'd recommend using autohotkey etc. to press select 3 times when you are in third person and one time in first person.

1091 days ago
replied the topic Which city was the destination of disappeared Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? created by Zaaib

Beijing (also accept Beijing's former name of Peking).

1091 days ago
replied the topic Which London bridge crossing the River Thames is located between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge? created by xperia

Waterloo London bridge crossing the River Thames is located between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford bridge.

1092 days ago
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