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I, too, found GIMP to be far too complex for my needs. I usually go with Paint.NET (which is free!) for very simple edits (crops, resizing). But I've never done "more advanced" edits like face swap, background/object removal. You might need a more advanced photo editor for that.

Have you looked at Affinity Photo?

Seems like it can do a lot of the fancy stuff and is only $50. And I think they usually have a sale around Christmas or the New Year where you can get it for about $35.

A new Google+ security flaw was found, so Google is advancing the shutdown date from August 2019 to April 2019.

Google is shutting down its beleaguered social network sooner than expected in the wake of a new security issue that affected 52.5 million users.

Google Plus received its initial kiss of death in early October, when the company revealed that a security bug had exposed the account information of 500,000 users, including their names, email addresses and occupations. At the time, Google planned to shut down the social network by August 2019.

But in a blog post Monday Google wrote that it discovered a second bug that allowed the profile information of 52.5 million users to be viewable by developers, even if it was set to private, using one of Google’s application programming interfaces, or APIs, for six days in November. Once again, the available data included information like users’ names, email addresses, occupations and ages.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:46 PM »
I managed to get the October Update this morning and I seem to be the only one here who got it without serious incident. Anyone else?

1809 still hasn't been pushed to me yet. I'm running 1803 and just checked for updates and it says there's nothing for me.

Microsoft finally decided to grace my PC with their October update.

I'm currently running 1809 OS Build 17763.168. Updating worked without issue, and everything seems to be running fine for me. :Thmbsup:

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: --> PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU POST <--
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:40 AM »
The only work-around that I have now is to PM it to myself.  The PMs use the same format, so it can work.  You just can't edit.

You also can't attach files. :o

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: [FREE] Mastering Docker
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:38 AM »
Sounds like this thread needs to be renamed to something like [FREE] Packt Book of the Day. :Thmbsup:

Unless you don't mind updating the title to the current deal every so often. That sure is helpful. :D

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: December 03, 2018, 11:38 PM »
Excuse my ignorance but who is Cody?

Cody is the DonationCoder mascot bird. He can be seen at the top of the site, with a coin in his beak.

Living Room / Re: Good video on climbing Mt Everest
« on: December 03, 2018, 11:35 PM »
Off topic: You keep posting videos of things that I've either already seen recently (such as those speedrun history videos) or videos that YouTube keeps recommending to me. So either YouTube is just pushing the same videos to everyone, or you and I seem to have similar tastes in videos. :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: texting from Windows 10 PC
« on: December 02, 2018, 04:53 PM »
Microsoft has software to allow just that. It's called "Your Phone."

And yes, you need to link it to your phone using an app on your phone, but after that you should be able to text from your PC.

But if you don't have a phone and just want to send SMS messages to people using your PC, then I second Google Voice as an option.

It might help if you provided some links to some "newspaper" or "propaganda" sites which prevent access due to ad blockers so people here can test them and let you know.

Advocate of the devil here:  Would it then not become just a numbers game?  This post is liked by x amount of people on this forum? What does that add exactly?

The point of it would be so that you could express thanks or approval or give some form of feedback without having to create a new reply which would therefore ping everyone who has signed up to be notified of new replies. It also helps keep threads on topic instead of having a bunch of superfluous "thanks" or "nice" replies.

This would be especially handy, IMO, in threads such as the latest Steam or GOG giveaways.

As things are now, I have to choose between no reply at all (which can give the OP the idea that nobody cared about what they had to say/share) or possibly bothering a bunch of people with notifications just to say something like "thanks" or "I enjoyed that" etc. Often times I choose the former.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:23 PM »
I managed to get the October Update this morning and I seem to be the only one here who got it without serious incident. Anyone else?

1809 still hasn't been pushed to me yet. I'm running 1803 and just checked for updates and it says there's nothing for me.

Same here with various projects going ring and run is the norm.

I wish they'd ring before they ran. I don't care if they stick around for me to open the door. It just would be nice to know something was dropped off.

I've had a "Packt Free Learning" tab open in my browser for about three years now, and check it almost every day. :Thmbsup:

A somewhat recent change is that I do occasionally have to fill out a Re-Captcha when trying to claim a free book, even when logged in, and even though I have in the past purchased books using that account. But I've never had any trouble with any of it. Not sure why that happens, but it hasn't stopped me from getting any books I wanted.

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:13 AM »
I don't even know what a "beading thread" is.

Me neither, but I'd guess it's a thread used for stringing beads together. I'd guess it may even be somewhat elastic, too, but then she did call for a "strong beading thread" and I don't think of elastic threads as very strong.

These Delivery Drivers Had One Job And Failed

I can relate.

I've got a weird doorbell that will immediately silence itself when you release the button, and also takes about a second of holding it down before it starts making the "ding dong" sound. This means that most people who just press and release the button never actually make a sound. I put a sign out by the doorbell telling people to hold the doorbell for at least 2 seconds or knock loudly. I've had an unusually large number of deliveries the past few weeks and only a single time was there a ring of the doorbell.

I wonder if it's a new(ish) policy to just drop off the package and leave.

@Shades: :P

I was thinking more along these lines:


Non-Windows Software / Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« on: November 17, 2018, 04:31 PM »
Isn't there a way to get your web browser to launch links in the app?

"All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. So Rudolph killed them. Killed them all."

Rudolph Killed the Other Reinder.jpg

Rudolph Used To.jpg

My Special K is there now.


General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 16, 2018, 02:44 PM »
Something legible would be nice. How about black? Or if you must change the color, how about a nice, dark, forest green?

Or just black.  Use Italics, Bold, and Underline for emphasis

That's what I said. :Thmbsup:

Bold, italics, and underline added for emphasis. :P

You may need to reboot before K will show up. And also you may need to make it so that Keybase launches on startup, or at least is running when you want to access K.

Living Room / Re: Has anybody stopped to think[...]
« on: November 16, 2018, 01:37 PM »
The obvious answer to that is... maybe.

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