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Hash programs do that. Is it possible it simply hashed the text?
Don't Think so, but I have been known to be wrong a time or three.  :o

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Folk,
I'm trying to find a password program L used to have.  Of course, the name eludes me.  I've used it so long,it just became, "the password thingy."

Between hurricane Harvey, a house fire, and a recent theft from my place, I've lost all capability to replace it,unless I can find it online again. 

Reason I want it is because of the way it worked.  Enter text in a field, click,and it generates the same password, based upon that text,  every time.  As a result, I could enter text relevant to a aite and get my password to it w/o having to record the password anywhere.  Ran resident, so I always had quick access to it. 

It's several years old, so may not be available still, but I would dearly like to find it again.  Any help appreciated.

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There is no answer to that Q because it postulates the impossible - i.e., that a law of physics can be broken in the first place.
Well, yeah ... but it kinda loses impact to say, "If a law (as we know it) of physics (as we know it) ...", ya know?  :o ;D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Personal keylogger
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:00 PM »
I should probably make a flow chart, it might be easier to follow.

Dunno ... reminds me more of some of the overly complex sentence diagramming in English class when I was in high school, circa early 60's ... not certain flow charting could do justice  :-\.

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Maybe the Nobel Piece Prize?

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Living Room / Re: Thread on 3d Printing Cody Model
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:21 AM »
So, NANY awards to be 3D printed hereafter? ;D

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 :tellme: :huh: :Prolly the best noninstructonal I've seen in a mort of years  :Thmbsup:.

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Living Room / Re: 60 years. Am I now ALLOWED to be grumpy?
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:22 PM »
Grumpy not allowed, but since turning 70, I have been allowed brief spurts of anger  :tellme: >:( :Thmbsup:.  BTW, how is the hand?

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mouser, that strikes me as a fine idea  :up:

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Living Room / Re: Against TED talks
« on: March 30, 2016, 09:49 PM »
How to sound smart while giving your TED talk:
Thank you mouser!
Actually, don't know whether to thank you or curse you  :-\.  Gave up on TED after the 3rd or 4th viewing, when it became evident that the presentations were more political/opinion than truly informational/scientific.  Now I'll have to find the time to go back and review the few that I watched, and watch a few more, with this in mind (hence the possible curse  :P).  In either case, this has been the most educational and informative TED that I've seen or am likely to see (prejudgement?!?)

Funny thing is, I learned [or maybe not?] all this when I was given presentation training.  Just hadn't thought to apply it to TED  :mad: [sigh /].

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Who would want to  be a solipsist? You would be a supremely religious atheist, a totalitarian anarchist, a serial-killing war-mongering suicidal pacifist, a criminal kingpin who is also the police, an institutionalized maniac who is also a psychiatrist. Who would want to be such a conflicted manic-depressive? Being a serial killer with immortal victims would add to your insanity if that is possible.
Hm-m-m-m ... those descriptives seem applicable to a few of the politicians I have known  :P.  Particularly when it comes to their understandings of the internet :o :-\.

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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:41 PM »
And thus an ode to electricity
...

"In charge" and "shock" ???  I have to cast my volt against that.  :)

Meh. To each their own. Some people get really amped up about it.

But we all know resistance is futile.  :)


But capacitance has potential!

I just hope the discussion doesn't get too polarized.  Mouser will ban us to the basement.


An ode will then be required.
ode?  or oh'd  :-\?

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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:10 AM »
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Is that a movie  :-\?  Or just a comment on acrivity here  :huh:?

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Folk,

Have a friend, [Capt.] Chris, who runs a sailing school.  Has a Galaxy S5 (Android).  He's been pretty unsuccessful finding a task management program that isn't overkill.  Told him I'd ask around here.

Due to scheduling, he's frequently out on a five (5) day class when some bills come due.  So he needs a task manager/reminder list that will
  • alert him when a bill is coming due, say two (2) or three (3) days in advance
  • alert the day the bill is due
  • bug him until the bill is paid, i.e. he manually kills the warning w/o killing the task

As a ferinstance, he has dock fees due on one (1) date, phone bull due on another date, maintenance tasks on the boats on a regular schedule (no fixed date, but schedulred nontheless), boat girl(s) to clean the boats after a class (no fixed schedule), and so on.  Problem is that his extended classes require four (4) to five (5) days, depending upon the courses, with a goodly part of that time spent overnight at anchor or at other marinas than his base marina.  So if he has a five (5) day class starting Monday and a bill or task is due Wednesday, he'll likely forget it by end-of-class Friday.  His description of some of his student body on some of the classes is, "I'm just waiting to see how this class will try to kill me."  He isn't far wrong, if at all.  Most of his students are brand-new to sailing, so no amount of lecture time is going to keep them from making mistakes that could kill him, them, and the boat  :o :P.  Should go without saying that bills are not a primary concern at such a time  :D.

So.
I would ask of you, collectively, whether you know of such an app?  Not a search, but one (1) you've actually used/tested?  'Twould be a plus should it also function on Windows (XP or 7 as of now).

We've both searched the apps available, and found eleventy-seven variations, some too simplistic, most overly complex, but none that really fill the bill on functionality.  I've found a few that worked well, but they did not support scheduling.  Each month's tasks had to be entered manually every month.  So I guess this would be a combination of a scheduling system combined with a grocery list - one (1) time entry - of items.  If he spots a problem with a boat while at sea - not life-threatening, but requiring attention nonetheless - he's prone to forget it once the sail is done [until the next time he takes that boat out, of course!].  There are also times he needs to make note of some part(s) or part number[s) for a trip to a hardware store or a repair facility.

Bottom line, as near as I can figure, is that he needs a combination long-term scheduler and a grocery list combo.  Anyone familiar with such a beastie  :-\?  Please?

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From a Canadian comedian - Red Green.

http://imgur.com/a/yOXWe

Just click. I promise it will be worth it.  8)

Didn't know he was still around ... used to be my favourite almost dirty comic  :P.

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But I've not tried soylent green...
:-\ :-\ That you know of, that is.  Sometimes you can buy mystery meat(s) at the local market(s) :-\ :-\

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Living Room / Re: Our experiences with LED light bulb replacements
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:47 PM »
Lumens measure light output and Watts measure energy input.  They are two different things altogether.

When you see an LED bulb listed as "60 Watts equivalent" that means that it puts out light equivalent to the light put out by a 60 Watt incandescent
Yes, they are two (2) different things.  However, both lighting elements require energy input of the same nature.  What I seek is a table, chart, nomograph, call it what you will, that provides me with some equivalency of output.  Many of the LEDs I've seen do not offer that information on the packaging.  (I'd also like to know the energy consumption of a given luminosity.)

As mouser mentioned, the significant cause for his research was heat.  Since most of my room lighting is enclosed, that is also a concern for me, mostly in regard to service life.  So the question becomes, in part, can I put a greater light source in the same enclosure?  If so, how long might it last?  These are not questions I would normally ask of the seller, particularly an online seller against whom I's have little opportunity for redress.

Aside[ If they stop making incandescents, what happens to My Little Oven?]

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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: October 31, 2015, 01:57 PM »
I'm quite certain that people closer to Gary have pointed things out to him.
That statement reminds me of the prettiest girl in high school going dateless :( because every guy was certain another guy had asked her out.  It also dodges your responsibility to yourself.

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Living Room / Re: Our experiences with LED light bulb replacements
« on: October 28, 2015, 11:19 PM »
Interesting.  My problem has to do with physical configuration  :(

Have a spider lamp in the living room which uses 40W or 60W bulbs about the size of a golf ball which also has candelabra sockets.  No can find anything in the LED arena which will fit. 

Bed lamps on the headboard have a standard (?) socket, but needs flame-shaped bulbs in order to lift off the glass mantle for replacement.  (Yeah, I know, but even LEDs require replacement after a time - who knows, I might even live that long  :-\.)

Have a couple of desktop LEDs, one (1) clamp-on, one (1) desktop, over two (2) of the compter desks.  Adequate for typing, but inadequate for writing deposit slips or checks.

Biggest problem so far, however, is finding a functional chart - yes, I've searched - that equates watts to lumens.  I'll get an LED home that I think will work, but the light output is inadequate.  Colour balance is part of that problem, yet not the whole problem.  The directional issue is something I can deal with, for the most part, considering the nature of my ceiling fixtures (recessed, glassed over), but so far CFLs work reasonably well there.

By and large, my biggest issue with LEDs is equating light output 'tween watts and lumens.  Well, that and the fact that I've spent over a couple of hundred dollars experimenting - that's a pretty large expenditure for light source experiments that don't involve a nuclear reactor  :-\ :P.

Haven't had time yet to check those links, but as soon as we're through with the sailboats (annual maintenance, helping a friend who has a sailing school here), I'll check 'em out.

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But ... these are all campaign promises.  Methinks alovus know how valuable those might be.  C'mon, if yer gonna mount a campaign, do it, don't just tease (like unto the current US presidential contestants [?]). 

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High heels suck.
Yeah, they do.  However, they are a combination/creation of chauvinism and sensual pride.  High heels help to form the calves more attractively - for those who find calves attractive (and we ain't talkin' livestock here  :P), while flats tend to produce more hip/buttock action.  What's funny about this?  My senior year in high school - 1963, mind you - I was handed a research project by my English teacher because of a casual comment - I thought! - I made one (1) day in class about models and the profession of modeling.  Took me two (2) weeks, and I now know more about modeling and footwear than I ever had any wish to learn  :-\ :P.  If you think heels are bad, consider the consequences of casual comments!

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mind mapping software
« on: September 06, 2015, 07:33 PM »
Josh,

I used InfoSelect from its inception as a DOS program (under a different name), but I dumped it when an upgrade - paid! - trashed the database.  Then the search began for a replacement </ sigh>.  Tried any number of tree systems - even The Brain mind mapping system- but none of them were effective.  Then tried maybe a dozen or two (2) note programs. 

MyInfo came closest to what I wanted - superior to InfoSelect in some aspects.  It's easy to define new topics, establish tags if needful, and search on the subtopics/tags as needful.  When a particular topic becomes too large, it's simple to move appropriate subtopics to a new topic, all info included.  I was using this mostly for development - code snippets, code samples, references.  However I also use it for recording software registrations, non-vital financial information, calendars, and the like.  Even have a name/address/phone topic for businesses and personnel.  It is extremely versatile, and if I remember my university days correctly, 'twould have been a lifesaver then (although pre-PC) for all manner of record keeping.

You might want to take a look at its capabilities.  I like it so much that I quit the free version and bought a lifetime renewal  :P.

Hm-m-m ... would that be the lifetime of the software, the developer, or me  :-\?

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Possibly next?   Chocolate brownie beer,  mac & cheese beer, peanut butter & jelly sandwich beer. Is there bacon beer already?

Hm-m-m ... I might be able to live with - as opposed to on - mac & cheese beer or bacon beer. :-\ :P

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One of the frustrating things that I've found with Mensa tests is that quite often the questions have multiple correct answers.
Hm-m-m ... checked out any IQ tests lately?  Like, the last two (2) decades?

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Would you believe a 6-armed Spiderman? I guess in the comics the impossible as well as everything possible can happen.
Maybe he's Hindu?!? :-\

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