topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • October 20, 2019, 09:07 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 13 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Stephen66515 [ switch to compact view ]

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 137next
1
Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: Today at 03:55 PM »
And of course the most important thing is the GIFs  :P

Oh yes! Built-in Tenor and Giphy...amazing :D

2
Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: Today at 01:31 PM »
Not sure how Telegram supersedes Discord for the majority of what people are using it for lol.

A: You don't host the Discord server...so it's really not an issue that it uses them
B: It's free...completely
C: It doesn't need any of your real details (just an email address you can access to verify your account)
D: Completely X-Platform (also available from the browser)
E: Posts are editable by the OP
F: Has Voice, Video and Screen-sharing
G: Channels with the ability to set permissions for each
H: Posts can be deleted by you (or a moderator) at any point you want. 
I: Thousands (literally) of bots to choose from (or just make your own)
J: Content can be embedded (links, music, videos, GIFs, images, etc etc)

That's just the stuff I could be bothered typing.

If you're using Discord to chat, then having your stuff hidden from "the NSA" (why would you even care about that?) isn't really an issue...

So yeah, not entirely sure what point is being made  ;D

3
Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:26 PM »
* Stephen66515 bumps this post again

Casual reminder that this exists
:P

4
Yo!

Sorry, been super busy with uni haha

As for "how many languages", I'll leave that up to you - Italian is the only one that matters to me, so anything more is something I wouldn't personally use...but someone else might! :D

-Stephen

5
Well, it doesn't really need TTS, so this may actually be helpful: https://pdfs.semanti...41c29bc3e63a6212.pdf

The results for RAI (Italian) is the ones I really need - I couldn't care less how long my speech would take in English haha

On a side note: There is utterly no rush with this - I'm not back in university until next year now anyway :D

6
The only "UI" it needs, is a settings window to set your languages (native + chosen foreign), and to change between slow-average-fast (spoken word speed)

Other than that it just needs to spit out an info window with the numbers :D

(Also, it must stay hidden in the tray until called on...I wanna start it with Windows and just ignore it 99.9% of the time lol)

Looking forward to checking it out :)

7
I forgot about this topic lol

I mean "How long it would take to literally speak this segmentr of text, at an average native speaking rate (possibly variable)"

-Stephen

8
Living Room / Re: Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:33 AM »
It's usually a good idea to try to separate your OS drive from any other files, that way if Windows ever has a hissy fit and decides to die, it doesn't really matter - a quick reinstall of Windows later and you're back in business.  System clones (on a different SSD/HDD) make this even easier because if you keep on top of it (maybe do it weekly or before any major changes) then if Windows dies, you can just plug in your clone drive and get back to what you were doing...wipe the one that Windows crapped out on, then use that one as your new clone drive. 
I've tried putting Windows OS on one partition and program files on another - but this is a PITA to keep separated.  There are so many programs that WANT to be on the C drive no matter what, even if you manage to keep some on another drive, there are always others that won't go there.  So, long ago I gave up on that idea and don't split the OS.

I'm thinking of getting a 2TB SSD (if I can get permission for it :) ) and simply clone my HDD to it and swap it out.
@tomos - I only use the D drive to store files for Virtualbox VMs.  I use I and K for files, and C for everything.  I really only partition to make it easier for me to be organized; there's no computing reason behind it at all.

The OS drive should be on it's own drive, not partition...that way if the drive goes bad, the only thing you lose is your OS install which is easy to get back.

9
Living Room / Re: Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:28 AM »
I personally have the following setup:

C: 120GB SSD ==OS Drive==: Specifically for the OS, but some other oddball software refuses to install elsewhere so I went with a bit of extra space for those
D: 1TB SSHD ==Data Drive==: HDDs are fine and everything, but this was cheap enough so I figured why not. I use this to store random stuff I haven't sorted through yet.
E: 2TB HDD ==Game Drive==: Purely for game installs
F: 2TB HDD ==Download Drive==: Anything I download gets dumped on this drive, then anything that needs installing gets done so on the appropriate drive
G: 3TB HDD ==Program Files==: I got this drive for super cheap (<£70) so I figured I'd use it for Program Files and other installed things.
H/I: 2x 2TB HDD ==Media Drive==: I have H and I available on my network to share media (Music/Pictures/Movies/TV Shows/etc) to my devices around the house.
M/N: 2x 120GB SSDs ==Backup Drives==: Placed inside the computer for safe storage, but never connected to the power or SATA unless I'm running backups.  One of these is a system clone, the other is for misc backups.

It's usually a good idea to try to separate your OS drive from any other files, that way if Windows ever has a hissy fit and decides to die, it doesn't really matter - a quick reinstall of Windows later and you're back in business.  System clones (on a different SSD/HDD) make this even easier because if you keep on top of it (maybe do it weekly or before any major changes) then if Windows dies, you can just plug in your clone drive and get back to what you were doing...wipe the one that Windows crapped out on, then use that one as your new clone drive. 


10
I'm seeing more spam on the forum than ever before, mostly in the morning UK-time, i.e. 5 to 8 hours ahead of US-time.  I wondered if spammers were particularly busy then, vomiting as much as possible in the small hours US-time, hoping for the spam to stay on the forum longer when there perhaps aren't as many moderators about.

You won't see any now (unless it's not from a first-time poster) :)

11
General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - OneDrive - Encryption
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:45 PM »
@everyone
I know I am not such a frequent user as I used to be, but it always feels good to visit. It's like a home away from home (eeehhhh actually I don't have a home any more, since I became a nomad - Hahaha)

Greetings to @mouser and all the lovely people at Donationcoder - one of the best software communities on the web!
same here!  :Thmbsup:

dc has clearly suffered as social media has taken off in past 10 years.  I know what affected me the most...reddit.  and changes in life.  but this is still the OG home!  much more civilized, we are not trying to get points and stuff so we have more honest discussions here.  mousey got married, ha!  anyway, glad to be back.


Nice to have you back!

12
Another reason to move to a system where first posts from users need to be approved before they show up, huh?

* Stephen66515 coughs

* Stephen66515 stares at mouser

* Stephen66515 coughs again

13
It is kind of strange - a poster with just one post saying that there ought to be more control over posting!  haha!  He registered on August 5, and is posting today, the 14th.  Maybe he saw a bunch of spam.  I receive the rss feed for new posts and there IS a lot of spam.  Maybe MichaelLal's idea isn't so bad?

To be fair, we catch most spam within a few minutes of it being posted and it gets zapped.

The issue really is that a lot of spammers register then keep the account dormant for months before using it to go crazy with.

14
The new correct link is: http://www.donationc...ng/get-a-license-key

However, the old one (/Keys) does still redirect you here :)

15
Step 1: Create your own version of WhatsApp.
Step 2: Don't include that feature.
Step 3: Upload it to playstore.
Step 4: Install it on your phone.
Step 5: Make a call.


TL;DR:

You don't.

16
I don't know if it's just me (based on my browsing history or other shit google tracks), but the search term "Get a license key" actually brings up DC as the top result.  Is this true for anybody else?

17
Maybe they think Cody is a new Pokémon?

CODYCHU!

18
Oh, also, Shift+ESC (in chrome), brings up the Chrome-specific task manager (which shows usage of tabs and extensions).

19
Thank you, Stephen66515; I am relieved to hear it's not the entire world, that has been taken over!

... check to see if you haven't been hijacked by a rogue Chrome plugin...
-Stephen66515 (April 18, 2019, 04:16 AM)

I have several times been wondering how to do just that, because my Chrome.exe is using too much CPU for too long, when launched. But in Task Manager all the extensions are also named chrome.exe, so how do I know who is who?



Your best bet is to disable all of your current plugins, and try the search again (after clearing your cache/cookies etc), then turning them back on 1 by 1 and trying to find the culprit.

20
I also just tried several test searches for random things...and not one of them came up with anything unexpected.  The odd advert here and there for something I wouldn't click (which goes away if I turn on my AdBlock), but again, nothing unexpected.

21
I just searched for "Britpop" on Google (via Chrome) and every single result was relevant and I see no ads or anything unrelated, and I went to page 5.

An Image search for the same thing brought up pics of Britpop bands and artists as well as posters and news reports about it.

Further to that...I turned off AdBlock Pro, refreshed, and still see exactly 0 "Sponsored" or unrelated results.

(With and without AdBlock it shows "About 8,500,000 results")

Perhaps you should check to see if you haven't been hijacked by a rogue Chrome plugin or something?

22
DC Gamer Club / Re: Chronicles of Elyria
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:26 PM »
Yeah they are doing very well so far, and the game is coming along really nicely!

23
DC Gamer Club / Chronicles of Elyria
« on: April 15, 2019, 12:08 PM »
<Shameless Post To Recruit Community Members>

Chronicles of Elyria is an upcoming MMORPG[2][3][4] also commonly referred to as a MEOW (Multiplayer Evolving Online World), developed by Soulbound Studios for Microsoft Windows. Development of the game began in 2000 (see Development section below). Production started in 2016 with the majority of financing coming in the way of a large crowdfunding campaign. The game was originally planned for an estimated December 2017 release,[5] but delays in production due to slow acquiring of staff as well as over-engagement with the game's community led to postponement until the end of 2019.[6] In 2016, Soulbound Studios partnered with Improbable[7][8] to use SpatialOS for handling the server technology[9] of Chronicles of Elyria. However, in January 2018 the company announced[10] they were no longer using SpatialOS due to Improbable announcing [11] that SpatialOS had deprecated support for JavaScript SDK among other issues. As such they have instead incorporated piecemeal solutions such as Docker Swarm and RabbitMQ for server technology onto their own Soulborn Engine. Prologue: The Awakening, which will be able to be played both as a single-player and multiplayer game set in the same universe as Chronicles of Elyria (CoE), is also being developed. It will be free to download and play as a solo experience. For multi-player, only the GM will need to purchase an Adventure Toolkit which is used to build your own adventure.[12]
https://en.wikipedia...Chronicles_of_Elyria

3c6c58e09f3f47808ddec0ac9d5f3214.jpg
5.jpg
45c90f6634904dd38c865d3a0bf01880.jpg
84a5552d45784c4da905ab6bf5bfd96d.jpg

https://www.chroniclesofelyria.com

------------------------------

OK Now the main info is out of the way - Our County (Vesenia) is looking for new players to join our community!  We offer massive perks that most counties won't offer you (free land, equipment, low taxes and such), and also a Discord Bot (coded by yours truly) that can answer any question you have about CoE!

If you're interested, why not come say hi to us on our discord?
https://discord.gg/2N4E7p9

My Friend Code (Referral): F577DB
(this is optional if you wanna enter it!)

-Stephen!

24
hi all, I am Craig, from UK, glad to join your community! I am student for now ( and freelancer sometimes )  ;) 8) :P

Nice to have a fellow Brit around the place! Where abouts you from?

25
N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: Mass JSON Viewer
« on: April 09, 2019, 12:33 PM »
Hmmm... that's strange.  It should have formatted it.  Let me take a look.  Still slammed at work (they terminated my boss with no warning or reason, so I'm picking up the pieces O_O).  But I'll try to get to this in the next few days.

No worries :)

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 137next