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Funniest Acts Of Vandalism That Are Actually Genius

lots of goodies there (in the first five minutes at any rate)

Recommend turning down your volume before pressing play (I just muted it then)

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: Today at 03:19 AM »
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Someone Peeled Off 30 Years Of Graffiti, And Here’s What They Found Underneath

nice :)

damn, not (currently) showing the attachments -- added title

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:20 AM »

A blockchain crypto-art rose titled "Forever Rose" has been sold to a collective of investors for cryptocurrencies with a value equivalent to $1,000,000 USD. The collective is composed of 10 investors, each of whom contributed an equal amount toward the digital rose. The artwork is based on Kevin Abosch's photograph of a rose and was created by Abosch and GIFTO, a decentralized universal gifting protocol.

Blockchain technology is behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and rights management platforms like KODAKOne. The tech can also be used for art, as demonstrated by Abosch with "Forever Rose." Abosch previously sold an image of a potato titled "Potato #345" in 2016 for more than $1 million.

More than 150 buyers expressed interest in the Forever Rose, according to a press release detailing the sale. Ten collectors were ultimately chosen using a ballot—the buyers include ORCA Fund, Chinese crypto-investor Ms. Meng Zu, blockchain advisory firm TLDR Capital, and others. Payments were made in IAMA and GTO-by-GIFTO cryptocurrencies, with each buyer paying the crypto-equivalent of $100,000 to get 1/10 of the ROSE, an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain.

Forever Rose is believed to currently be the most valuable virtual artwork in the world. The buyers can choose to hold onto their rose tokens, sell them, or give them away. Abosch and GIFTO will donate the sale proceeds to The CoderDojo Foundation, which provides kids around the world with the opportunity to learn coding skills for free.

Anyone actually understand what's happening there?

Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 20, 2018, 07:23 AM »
I am of the feeling that there is some "harm" done every time we make a new section, in terms of fractionating the community.   So my preference is always to avoid creating new forum sections.

perfectly understandable.

Is there a compromise whereby all that info could be stored in a central place rather than scattered across multiple random threads?

interesting idea -- not sure what you had in mind, but what about something like an index linking to all posts or threads related to a particular topic?
e.g. browsers / text editors / image viewers / etc. etc.

Most recent links on top of page, or sorted by e.g. browser

Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:34 PM »
And uses an outdated (missing security fixes) version of Chromium... Why on earth should somebody use such stuff?

How did you find out it was using an outdated version of Chromium?  Did you download it and try it?  I don't see anywhere that it uses Chromium, so I'm curious.

there's a github link on the linked page above. Scroll down a little for:

Note: Min uses an older version of Chromium, which may be missing security fixes from later versions. More Information
the 'more info is interesting (though mostly over my head)

Living Room / Re: Arizona sunsets
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:14 PM »
So did Inpaint 6.1 You have to look at that corner actual size to see that.
without enlarging it, it looks to me like it's doing a repeating pattern thing there -- so cropping for the best :up:

Does anyone know what's the story with Picasa and name tags?

in Options, I have 'Store name tags in photos' selected, but I cannot actually find this info anywhere in the file (using ExifToolsGUI, which in the past has found everything for me).

It looks like this means that the name tags are only available locally. I created an album and uploaded to google Photo -- cant find any name tags there either.

If these tags are only available locally, is there *any* way I can share them?

I read (should have searched first -- more info, but no solution) --
face recognition name tags

Face recognition name tags are the new kid on the block in terms of metadata standards. Being new, face recognition name tags do not have a place in the old IPTC standard but it does have a proper place in XMP.

Picasa saves face recognition name tags in the correct place again. How awesome is that!

Picasa saves face recognition name tags in the correct place in the XMP image header.
A simple conclusion about Picasa image metadata

Picasa is right on with the most important pieces of image metadata. Picasa saves them all in the right place. Granted, Picasa provides an interface only for a limited set of image metadata elements, but it saves them in the right place.
Still cant find it though using either IrfanView, or ExifInfo (which claims to read XMP data)

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: new home page
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:09 PM »
^ Okay, that's a different argument. I'm no coder, but also lay no claim to any literary style.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: new home page
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:43 PM »
We native speakers say "best-known."
hmm, my experience as a native speaker is different:
I mean, "best-known" may be the more correct choice (in this case, I don't actually know) -- but "most well-known" is very often used.

Could it depend on where you're from? There are a lot of varieties of English these days.

Interesting discussion about it here:

A good read!

I've been intermittently teaching an older couple the basics on Win.7 the last few years. They were absolute beginners. Some of the findings in the article are still relevant e.g. they are very slow to use the context menu.

They also have problems with some of the improvements made in '95 e.g. do I double- or single-click here. (And don't talk to me about later 'improvements' like My Docs consisting of multiple locations.)

Re the design process:
I would love to be involved in a process like that - I love tweaking others' designs (they might not like it so much). There's  still a lot I'd change in Windows 10...

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Mug showoff
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:45 PM »
New mug looking good !
(old one still looking good)

Screenshot Captor / Re: Automatic screenshot but only on Mouse Clicks?
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:07 PM »
I *think* it doesnt do exactly what you want, but might be of interest anyways:
mouser's Automatic Screenshotter

EDIT// your link was related to Automatic Screenshotter (rather than Screenshot Captor), so you possibly know about it already.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:58 AM »
Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S in favor of new ‘S Mode’

sounds like a bit of a mess
Microsoft is planning a new “S Mode” for Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro.

This S Mode will essentially lock down any copy of Windows 10 so it can only run apps from the Microsoft Store, and does exactly what the dedicated Windows 10 S operating system was built to do. Thurrott reports that 60 percent of Windows 10 S users have remained on the operating system, instead of switching to Windows 10 Pro free of charge. 60 percent of those who do switch reportedly do so within the first 24 hours of owning a Windows 10 S device, and if they don’t switch in a week then 83 percent stick with 10 S.
"Windows 10 Home will get the new S Mode"

While it’s surprising that Windows users are happy sticking to just Microsoft Store apps, it’s clear the company’s new strategy will mean even more users could receive devices with S Mode enabled. Microsoft is reportedly planning to allow Windows 10 Home users to disable the S Mode free of charge, but Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their device will be forced to pay $49 to get access to a full version of Windows 10 Pro.

It’s a risky strategy that will need to be explained clearly from both Microsoft and its various PC partners to avoid consumer confusion. While the Home versions appear to have a free switch path, the charge for the Pro versions could irritate consumers who opt for more premium devices. It all depends whether OEMs ship devices with S Mode enabled.

Sort-of off-topic:
wonder if successful would we get windows phones again (I like mine but the lack of apps can be a pain)

The main software itself is not actually currently translatable, although I can have that resolved very easily (and intend to) - I'm focusing on it in a simple basis for now, and will expand to that when polishing
good to know it *can/could* be done :up:
I could see something like this becoming quite popular.

If I were using something like this, my interest would be more grammar related, rather than vocabulary -- I can still simply fill in the 'native' and/or 'foreign' grammar term (FWIW between deutsch and English, they're mostly based on Latin, so very similar).

Sounds / looks great Stephen,
bonus points for making it translatable!
(although there's so little there in terms of text, that most people would manage it)

Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:19 PM »
Thanks, second shot was 27 minutes short of 00:29, (maximum eclipse), but still within the time frame of the total eclipse, (23:51-01:07).


I should be asking permission here, shouldnt I?
I should be paying royalties here, shouldnt I?

Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:32 PM »
Not Venice, Holland or France but yes Europe :p

I've been there :tellme:
was a long time ago though..

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:41 PM »
Stupidly catchy

Two words: subtitles please.

a bit late but this made me smile
Screenshot - 2018-02-01 , 21_38_58.png

Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:19 PM »
From last October. Anyone want to guess where this is? :D
need more resolution!
I'd just be making a wild guess...somewhere in Europe :p
Somewhere in France?

Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc.
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:34 AM »
Yes lovely :-*
The incomplete eclipse probably makes a better picture than the full one anyways :D

(We missed it here -- was just before moonrise, cloudy anyways.)


counter:=SubStr("000" 123 + A_Index, -3)

did a quick test -- it works :up:
Note: in the example used, it starts with 0124

EDIT// I tried it without removing comment ";" for message box -- as said above, it worked fine out of the box.
Does strip out text, but there's so few of them I can re-add manually if I want
it doesnt strip out the text -- it doesnt rename those files, and leaves that new number free e.g. the first file had text after the number, and the renamed files started with 0002 -- so I was able to manually rename the file (with the text) to fit in as 0001_text_here.jpg i.e. it works perfectly :up:


one last request (anytime -- I wont get to it for a few days):
can I start the counter for a second batch @ e.g. 0123
Looks like this could be the relevant line, but cannot think what to change:

counter:=SubStr("000" A_Index, -3)

Getting late here, I'm off -- many thanks again Lintalist :)

Yes !!
Success !
Initially didnt work, possibly cause location of source.txt was in a folder with spaces in the name (I did put path in "inverted commas").
Moved that and it worked fine.

And it followed the 0001 / 0001a / etc pattern
Thank you very much Lintalist :Thmbsup:

EDIT// I tried it without removing comment ";" for message box -- as said above, it worked fine out of the box.
Does strip out text, but there's so few of them I can re-add manually if I want

Still not working:

I've added:

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. sourcefiles:="Full-path of source.txt"
  3. ; source.txt is a list of files saved in the order you want them to be processed, sorted in your filemanager
  4. FileRead, sourcefiles, source.txt
  6. source:="source folder path\"
  7. target:="target folder path\"

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