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Windows Registry

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system and for applications that opt to use the registry. The kernel, device drivers, Security Accounts Manager, user interface can all use the registry; the registry allows access to counters for profiling system performance. In simple terms, the registry or Windows Registry contains information, settings and other values for programs and hardware installed on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. For example, when a program is installed, a new subkey containing settings such as a program's location, its version, how to start the program, are all added to the Windows Registry; when introduced with Windows 3.1, the Windows Registry stored configuration information for COM-based components. Windows 95 and Windows NT extended its use to rationalise and centralise the information in the profusion of INI files, which held the configurations for individual programs, were stored at various locations.

It is not a requirement for Windows applications to use the Windows Registry. For example. NET Framework applications use XML files for configuration, while portable applications keep their configuration files with their executables. Prior to the Windows Registry. INI files stored each program's settings as a text file located in a shared location that did not provide user-specific settings in a multi-user scenario. By contrast, the Windows Registry stores all application settings in one logical repository and in a standardized form. According to Microsoft, this offers several advantages over. INI files. Since file parsing is done much more efficiently with a binary format, it may be read from or written to more than an INI file. Furthermore typed data can be stored in the registry, as opposed to the text information stored in. INI files; this is a benefit when editing keys manually using RegEdit.exe, the built-in Windows Registry Editor. Because user-based registry settings are loaded from a user-specific path rather than from a read-only system location, the registry allows multiple users to share the same machine, allows programs to work for less privileged users.

Backup and restoration is simplified as the registry can be accessed over a network connection for remote management/support, including from scripts, using the standard set of APIs, as long as the Remote Registry service is running and firewall rules permit this. Because the registry is a database, it offers improved system integrity with features such as atomic updates. If two processes attempt to update the same registry value at the same time, one process's change will precede the other's and the overall consistency of the data will be maintained. Where changes are made to. INI files, such race conditions can result in inconsistent data that does not match either attempted update. Windows Vista and operating systems provide transactional updates to the registry by means of the Kernel Transaction Manager, extending the atomicity guarantees across multiple key and/or value changes, with traditional commit–abort semantics; the registry contains two basic elements: values. Registry keys are container objects similar to folders.

Registry values are non-container objects similar to files. Keys may contain subkeys. Keys are referenced with a syntax similar to Windows' path names, using backslashes to indicate levels of hierarchy. Keys must have a case insensitive name without backslashes; the hierarchy of registry keys can only be accessed from a known root key handle, mapped to the content of a registry key preloaded by the kernel from a stored "hive", or to the content of a subkey within another root key, or mapped to a registered service or DLL that provides access to its contained subkeys and values. E.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows refers to the subkey "Windows" of the subkey "Microsoft" of the subkey "Software" of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE root key. There are seven predefined root keys, traditionally named according to their constant handles defined in the Win32 API, or by synonymous abbreviations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKLM HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG or HKCC HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT or HKCR HKEY_CURRENT_USER or HKCU HKEY_USERS or HKU HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA HKEY_DYN_DATA Like other files and services in Windows, all registry keys may be restricted by access control lists, depending on user privileges, or on security tokens acquired by applications, or on system security policies enforced by the system.

Different users, services or remote systems may only see some parts of the hierarchy or distinct hierarchies from the same root keys. Registry values are name/data pairs stored within keys. Registry values are referenced separately from registry keys; each registry value stored in a registry key has a unique name. The Windows API functions that query and manipulate registry values take value names separately from the key path and/or handle that identifies the parent key. Registry values may contain backslashes in their names, but doing so makes them difficult to distinguish from their key paths when using some legacy Windows Registry API functions (whose usage is depr

Europe '72: Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany (4/21/1972)

Europe'72: Beat Club, West Germany is a live album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded for the Beat-Club TV show instead of at a concert venue, it is notable for being the shortest concert of the tour. On the album, the songs "Loser" and "Black-Throated Wind" are not included; the video shot for the Beat-Club TV episode was shown in movie theaters in the U. S. on July 17, 2014, as that year's Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. "Bertha" – 6:06 "Playing in the Band" – 9:58 "Mr. Charlie" – 4:05 "Sugaree" – 7:53 "One More Saturday Night" – 4:51 "Playing in the Band" – 10:56 "Beat It On Down the Line" – 3:03 "Truckin'" – 9:33 "Drums" – 1:16 "The Other One" – 21:47

Sinch (band)

Sinch is an American alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The alternative rock quartet Sinch formed in 1994 while its members were attending different high schools in Doylestown and Willow Grove in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. To the dismay of parents and the bemusement of friends, the members of Sinch made a pact that upon leaving school they would dedicate themselves to the band rather than pursue college or the military. In 1996 the band self-produced its first album titled, The Strychnine, earning it regular live slots along the East Coast. Two years Sinch released its second record titled, which gained them further notoriety and won them supporting slots with major label artists including KoЯn, Rob Zombie, Linkin Park and Chevelle; this exposure was sufficient to garner the band a major label deal. In 2001, they signed with Roadrunner Records and produced their self-titled Sinch album with producer Malcolm Springer; the first single from the album was "Something More".

It was released to radio stations worldwide and became one of the Top 100 active rock singles of 2002. Sinch's self-titled album became one of Roadrunner's highest selling debut releases, went on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide. During this period, Sinch became known for their use of the "Ocular Noise Machine" or "Viditar", a guitar-shaped video device made of transparent lucite, operated by the band's fifth member, Jay Smith; the device feeds computerized footage on to projector screens, edits it in real-time during the band's live performances. The footage is edited via knobs and sliders on its body. Used in conjunction with a PowerBook, the buttons allow the operator to select video files to display, whilst employing knobs and sliders to manipulate and apply special effects to the images. Fearing the device would be copied by another band or, worse, a corporation, Smith applied to have the device patented. Smith is the founder of Livid Instruments, where he creates and sells his own line of video instruments.

Sinch were released from Roadrunner Records mid-2004, after the label decided to pass up the option of renewing the band's contract. Their second major album titled, Clearing the Channel, was released on March 22, 2005 via independent label Rock Ridge Music. At the start of 2009, Sinch started work on a fan-funded album since they were no longer supported by a record label, they began recording in June of the same year, but due to the band members holding down full-time jobs recording would take around 2 years to complete. By August 2011 the album was in the mixing stage and the release was being planned; the album, Hive Mind saw the light of day as a digital download, available to those that contributed to the making of the album, on March 20, 2012. With a physical version made available by the end of that month. On July 31, 2015 Sinch made a track titled "One Way Mirror" available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting former member Jay Smith's battle with ALS; the Strychnine Diatribe Sinch Clearing the Channel Hive Mind Sinch Project: Bluebird EP Imitating the Screen EP Live Cuts EP Subdivisions Official site Livid Instruments Bluskreen