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Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]
06-15-2021, 08:13 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2021 07:02 PM by Michael de Estrada.)
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Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]
I tried to enter Torsten Manz's website to download his latest version of the HP-15c emulator for Windows, and WOT (Web of Trust) flagged it as an unsafe website. Does anyone have any input on this situation ?

hp-15c dot homepage dot t-online dot de
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06-15-2021, 09:01 PM
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(06-15-2021 08:13 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  I tried to enter Torsten Manz's website to download his latest version of the HP-15c emulator for Windows, and WOT (Web of Trust) flagged it as an unsafe website. Does anyone have any input on this situation ?

Some elements in this site are not HTTPS (only HTTP) so you get a mixed content warning. That means data transfered through this elemets woudn't be encrypted.

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06-16-2021, 12:22 AM
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(06-15-2021 09:01 PM)Peet Wrote:  
(06-15-2021 08:13 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  I tried to enter Torsten Manz's website to download his latest version of the HP-15c emulator for Windows, and WOT (Web of Trust) flagged it as an unsafe website. Does anyone have any input on this situation ?

Some elements in this site are not HTTPS (only HTTP) so you get a mixed content warning. That means data transfered through this elemets woudn't be encrypted.

Which is actually fine, unless you fear someone might spend a lot of effort to intercept your view of Torsten's web pages... probably an acceptable risk. Oh, and that's also how we all looked at most of the web until just a couple years ago.

Nothing to worry about, but Security s/w and even browsers themselves will continue to warn you of the dire situation.

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06-16-2021, 12:27 AM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2021 03:19 AM by Michael de Estrada.)
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OK, thanks. As it turns out the download page is secure (https), so there was no problem. There are some images on the page that are not secure, but there is no need to click on them. The downloaded ZIP file passed the scan by my AV software. I also scanned the executable file after extracting from the ZIP file just to be extra safe before running the program.
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06-16-2021, 04:22 AM
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Btw Web of trust can't be trusted as they sell all your user data and browser history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOT_Services
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06-16-2021, 04:44 PM
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(06-16-2021 04:22 AM)SammysHP Wrote:  Btw Web of trust can't be trusted as they sell all your user data and browser history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOT_Services

I think they have stopped doing that, however, it's still good to know. Now I understand why I keep getting Ads for ED medications !
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06-30-2021, 08:25 PM
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There were several complaints about the usage of non-secure http:// links. I have now updated the simulator homepage and changed allmost all links to https. There are only a few links, e.g. those to the HP handbooks, that are not available via https:.
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07-01-2021, 02:31 PM
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(06-30-2021 08:25 PM)Torsten Wrote:  There were several complaints about the usage of non-secure http:// links. I have now updated the simulator homepage and changed allmost all links to https. There are only a few links, e.g. those to the HP handbooks, that are not available via https:.

Thanks, Torsten

I noticed that the newest version 4.3 is only available for 64-bit Windows. Is there an older 32-bit version available that will run on my older 32-bit Windows PCs ?

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Michael
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07-05-2021, 07:55 PM
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(07-01-2021 02:31 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  I noticed that the newest version 4.3 is only available for 64-bit Windows. Is there an older 32-bit version available that will run on my older 32-bit Windows PCs ?

You can use the translation version which contains a 32bit Tcl/Tk runtime environment (tclkit.exe).
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07-07-2021, 02:10 AM
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(07-05-2021 07:55 PM)Torsten Wrote:  
(07-01-2021 02:31 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  I noticed that the newest version 4.3 is only available for 64-bit Windows. Is there an older 32-bit version available that will run on my older 32-bit Windows PCs ?

You can use the translation version which contains a 32bit Tcl/Tk runtime environment (tclkit.exe).

So, do I simply run tclkit.exe instead of HP-15C.exe ?
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07-07-2021, 02:57 AM
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@Michael

Can you please edit the title of your first post to say something like:

"Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]"

The reason is so that people casually looking through a listing of post topics don't see the original subject and get concerned for no reason.

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07-07-2021, 07:03 PM
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(07-07-2021 02:57 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  @Michael

Can you please edit the title of your first post to say something like:

"Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]"

The reason is so that people casually looking through a listing of post topics don't see the original subject and get concerned for no reason.

Done Smile
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07-08-2021, 03:41 AM
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RE: Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]
(07-07-2021 07:03 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  
(07-07-2021 02:57 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  @Michael

Can you please edit the title of your first post to say something like:

"Is Torsten Manz's website for his HP-15c emulator safe ? [Yes, it's SAFE]"

The reason is so that people casually looking through a listing of post topics don't see the original subject and get concerned for no reason.

Done Smile

Thanks! Smile I'm sure Torsten and many future readers will appreciate it... lol

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07-08-2021, 07:59 AM
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(07-08-2021 03:41 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  Thanks! Smile I'm sure Torsten and many future readers will appreciate it... lol
Yes.
Torsten is also motivated and answers questions directly.
I recently had trouble connecting my DM15L to the Mac application (OS version = Big Sur). Reading the DM15L memory content from the Mac was giving "timeout" errors, very strange and frustrating.
Timeout errors were really blocking me using this wonderful developpement environment.

The solution I found is simply running the DM15L at 12 MHz (standard is 48 MHz), simply incredible. At least there is a reason to keep this slow mode on the DM15L :-).

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07-08-2021, 08:50 AM
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(07-08-2021 07:59 AM)OlidaBel Wrote:  Torsten is also motivated and answers questions directly.
The motivation comes from the users (that is you!). Especially the combination of my simulator with the DM15L is fascinating a lot of people.

(07-08-2021 07:59 AM)OlidaBel Wrote:  The solution I found is simply running the DM15L at 12 MHz (standard is 48 MHz)
I'm (obviously) in contact with SwissMicros and they told me that the next firmware release will run the console at 12 MHz to reduce power consumption.
Furthermore, according to the Voyager Series User Manual, Big Sur has native support for USB-to-serial devices. The Silicon Labs drivers are not needed anymore.
I don't have a system running Big Sur, so I can not verify whether this contributes to the timeout issues. If somebody has Big Sur without the Silicon Labs Drivers installed, what is your experience regarding 12 vs. 48 Mhz?
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07-12-2021, 06:52 PM (This post was last modified: 07-13-2021 10:02 PM by Michael de Estrada.)
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(07-07-2021 02:10 AM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  
(07-05-2021 07:55 PM)Torsten Wrote:  You can use the translation version which contains a 32bit Tcl/Tk runtime environment (tclkit.exe).

So, do I simply run tclkit.exe instead of HP-15C.exe ?

OK, I figured it out. I need to run HP-15C.cmd instead of HP-15C.exe. This invokes start tclkit HP-15C.tcl.
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