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A nifty [significant] performance enhancing trick for #DynamicsCRM reports which utilize date filters and/or sorts in their source SQL query.
Increasing the Performance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Reports/Queries Which Utilize Date Filters or Sorts. Description. This article describes how to gain a significant performance boost when querying a Microsoft Dynamics CRM database via SQL Server. This method with work for both SQL Reporting ...
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I was big into baseball cards over my middle school and early high school years. Collectively, I easily spent over a $1,000.

A year ago I [finally], donated 99% of my collection - as it was doing nothing but accumulating dust and taking up space - but kept a small box (probably about 300 total cards).

Needless to say, they didn't work out as an investment, but considering the total time I spent sorting, organizing, trading, and shopping for them (not to mention the memories); collecting was totally worth it.
Once a billion-dollar industry in the early 90s, baseball card sales have declined dramatically since their peak.
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Time marches on. And interests change. As does the financial worth in many cases
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While it's terrible what happens, I find it really interesting how these "hacks" happen.

I am a firm believer that social attacks are far more relevant and dangerous when compared to malware or direct attacks.
Stealing info from Paypal & GoDaddy took just a minor bit of social engineering.
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Not surprised GoDaddy was of no help.
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Truer words were never spoken.
LANSING, MI—Seeking a sense of bottomless dread about an aspect of ordinary daily life that had heretofore seemed innocuous to him, local resident Michael Strzpek decided to watch any of a thousand documentary films available to stream on netflix.co...
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My latest article on How-To Geek is targeted at small/one man development "teams".

This can be very useful for Visual Studio (or really any) developers.
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+Toby Boogerd - A few things to check (I would guess the first one is probably your issue):

- Make sure your string values (or any macros which resolve to a file path) are double quoted. Note that if you copy/paste from the article the quotes will have "slanted" characters - replace these with "straight" quote characters.
- Verify the 7za.exe tool is either in the same directory as the script or in a directory in your system's PATH variable.

For the most part, it should work out of the box so hopefully this takes care of it.
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Spoiler: Because it is virtually impossible to determine how long a task will take.
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Quite simply, no.

As long as the software runs locally on a machine controlled fully by a user, there will always be a way to reverse engineer it and determine the copy protection. Once you know how this works, it is usually easy to defeat it.

If people want to pirate your software, you can't really do anything practical stop it.
It's either easy to use or easy to protect; it can't be both. Right?
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Hmm...
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New utility posted: Reindex SQL Server Database

Given a database name and (optional) SQL Server, this scripts rebuilds all active indexes for all user defined objects (tables, views, etc.).

I'm not exactly sure why there isn't a native one line command to handle this. The old command "dbcc dbreindex" was recently deprecated, but this script method is better because it will only reindex active indexes instead of all.
Reindex SQL Database (Script). Version 1.0 - Download. Description. Given a database name and (optional) SQL Server, this scripts rebuilds all active indexes for all user defined objects (tables, views, etc.). This script is compatible with SQL Server 2005 and greater. Requirements: ...
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Great read.
For Ars, three crackers have at 16,000+ hashed passcodes—with 90 percent success.
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My breakdown of bitcoin.
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