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Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: October 18, 2018, 01:00 PM »
I have a cousin who put his sunglasses up on his forehead like that so often that he had seemingly permanent indentations in his scalp.

They probably would have gone away eventually after several hours or a couple of days at most. But the last time I spent several consecutive days with him, he never gave his skin that long of a break from his sunglasses, so the dents were always present.

[OT]: This smells a lot like a spam message..., and also it should have gone into the existing thread of (nearly) the same name.
Any admin who agrees with me should IMHO remove this thread and probably the OP too.

It was a spammer who copied mouser's post from 2006(!) verbatim, probably intending to change the link to a spam link:

btw, anyone who tries firefox to see if they want to keep using it, should not even start to try it until they install Tab Mix Plus.

To me, this 1 extension is the make or break feature of firefox to me.  It turns a browser with poor tab support to one with amazing tab support.  (note: there are a couple other tab extensions for firefox, they may be equally good for all i know, but you NEED one of these otherwise ff sucks, imho).

So if you are a tabbed-browser fan, and have been dissapointed with plain firefox, you need to try tab mix plus, it's just packed with cool options.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:53 PM »
I have not experienced it, and the reason why not seems to be that it is related to HP computers/keyboards:

This HpqKbFiltr.sys file is a keyboard driver and is part of the HP Quick Launch Buttons software that allows you to configure various buttons to launch programs in Windows.

When users attempt to install the KB4462919 update, the HP computer will crash and display an BSOD stating "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart " and a stop code of WDF_VIOLATION as shown below.

Some people are really petty and will http://www.latimes.c...ojects/la-me-framed/ do everything in their power to ruin your life over perceived offenses.

Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.
-Los Angeles Times

Try this link:

Living Room / Re: My first excel macro
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:26 PM »
The ironic thing is, this question from Kalos is one of his most reasonable and specific requests for advice, and a question that might not yield a quick easy solution with a google search.. Sounds like something someone might be able to give some advice about, or at least point him in the right direction..

The Boy Who Cried Wolf comes to mind.

You don't have to give a lot of personal information for Facebook. But they'll datamine it out of everyone they can based on your friends and tagged posts, etc.

That said, your use case seems to be different than mine. I was never really into any of the public communities. They never held much personal worth to me.

Interesting news.

I know that it never really caught on... did anyone else use G+?

I used it a lot when it was new, and tried to get others I knew to join me there (or forced them to if they wanted to see my posts/pictures/whatever). But I've hardly touched it for the past 2-3 years or more.

At this point the news of it shutting down can only make me respond with "it's about time."

Other things came up and delayed my reading of the article and the quora post. I just finished. Very interesting story.

Reading Apple's statement on the matter, I couldn't help but think "of course they would deny it if the government forced them to" and then I came to this:

Finally, in response to questions we have received from other news organizations since Businessweek published its story, we are not under any kind of gag order or other confidentiality obligations.


I'm just starting to read the article (and will read the quora post after) but the doubts cast on it in this thread alone make me wonder if this will be another "Rolling Stone incident."

But, paraphrasing the author: what's so bad about being ostracized by free-riders after all?

Some people are really petty and will do everything in their power to ruin your life over perceived offenses.

I kind of skimmed about the first half of it, and then quickly scrolled through the rest.

I didn't realize that there even existed a programming language that used such natural (human) language in it. That was probably my biggest takeaway. Just seeing some of the sentences and being impressed that Inform was able to derive meaning from them.

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:09 PM »
Congratulations, mouser! :-*

I'm going to guess the Smoky Mountains.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:59 AM »
Shadow Warrior 2 is free as part of GOG's 10 year anniversary.

I've never been especially interested in watching speedruns of videogames, but I found Summoning Salt's YouTube channel a couple months ago and have really enjoyed watching the videos related to games I'm familiar with.

It's very interesting to see some of the simple tricks to speed up your time, as well as the extreme lengths some people go to in order to shave off every last (fraction of a) second possible.

Living Room / Re: Any maths genius?
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:09 PM »
Try asking on a website designed for people to ask questions and get them answered, such as Stack Exchange:


General Software Discussion / Re: Trickiest EXCEL formula problem ever!
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:53 PM »
Try asking on a website designed for people to ask questions and get them answered, such as Stack Exchange:


Living Room / Re: Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:13 PM »
It works!  :Thmbsup:

Thanks for the idea, mwb1100! And thanks once again to the person who donated! :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:08 PM »
I went to order that powered USB hub and then noticed the reviews were not favorable. So, thanks (again) to the generous donation I decided to spend a little more and get this one instead. It has the added benefit of having USB 3.0 ports. :Thmbsup:

Sabrent Powered USB Hub.jpg

Living Room / Re: Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:19 AM »
Choices, choices. . .

Someone very generously donated the money (thank you!) for the powered hub, so that made the choice easy. I'll report back with the results in a few days.

Living Room / Re: Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:06 PM »
I found this Y-cable which looks like it would do the trick for $7.58. But that would require me to give up my power bank (yikes!) or a USB "wall wart" adapter (not too bad).

Or for $2.37 more ($9.95) I can get this powered USB hub which will keep everything self contained and could perhaps be re-purposed in the future if I am ever in need of more (powered) USB ports on a given device. (I already have a USB hub but no AC adapter for it, and buying just an adapter is almost as expensive as buying a new hub with an adapter. >:()

Choices, choices. . .

Living Room / Re: Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:40 PM »
Some USB devices with the requirement of stable power have an extra powerplug mounted, I assume yours doesn't?

This device doesn't require stable/constant power. But for my uses I'd like it to remain constantly powered.

It's a multi-purpose device which can run various applications. If it loses power momentarily then it will reset to the "application select screen" and require physical interaction to select and launch the correct app. Even if there's only one app installed. So even though I can program the RPi to automatically start up and resume operations after a reboot, the fact that the USB device loses power means I need to be physically at the device to get everything running properly again. But ideally I'd like to have this all tucked away in a dark corner somewhere I'll never have to physically access and just manage everything about it remotely.

And this issue seems to be specific to the RPi. If I have the USB device connected to a (Windows) laptop and reboot the laptop, the USB device remains powered.

Or alternatively to my Y-cable idea, maybe someone knows a setting I can tweak in Linux so that it keeps power flowing to the USB ports during a reboot. That would also be an acceptable solution for this issue.

Would a powered hub do the trick?

    - RPi <--> powered hub <--> device

I hadn't considered that. It just may work!

Though I'd hate to spend the money buying one only to find out it didn't do what I wanted. . . If I can find one cheap enough then I may give it a go.

The Y-cable would have also done the trick, plug the power-only lead into another USB charger/outlet or a power bank.

That's another good idea. Thanks! I do have a Y-cable and a USB charger/power bank I can try out. Actually the Y-cables I have are for mini-USB connections and this device uses a micro-USB connection, so I don't have a usable cable after all. :(

I guess I need to look into getting a new Y-cable or a powered hub.

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and help!

Living Room / Backup Power for USB device -- does it exist?
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:01 PM »
I have a USB device that I need to keep powered. It is connected to a Raspberry Pi type device that itself is connected to a UPS, but it seems when the RPi reboots, it shuts off power to the USB ports momentarily, which resets the USB device.

I need something that will keep a steady supply of power to the USB device, but still allow a data connection to the RPi.

Does such a thing exist? Would an ordinary USB Y-cable (such as for external hard drives) do this? Or is there some kind of special Y-cable (or anything) that will provide power but still allow data to be sent/received to/from another device?

General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:45 AM »
I use Vivaldi as my daily driver. I used to use the profiles in Chrome, which I found useful. But I just gave up on the idea of multiple profiles when I switched to Vivaldi. :(

If I need to login to the same site I'm already logged into with different credentials, I just ctrl-shift-N to open a new private window and let my password manager do its thing to make it easy to login. Either that or I use Firefox for the alternate logins.

Obviously that's not nearly as convenient as having a separate profile, but it does the job.

Developer's Corner / Re: disenchantment...
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:36 PM »
The cynic in me thinks it's all a part of the planned obsolescence of computer hardware. How else is Apple going to convince everyone to update every year? Or Verizon getting people to upgrade every 2 years? Or X getting everyone to upgrade every Y years?

Living Room / Re: How to do funky text?
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:12 PM »
I think Renegade means something more like this:

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Doing a search for "demonic text" gave me this result:

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