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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 31, 2014, 10:08:33 AM
For Kindle Subscribers,

I have a free eBook from Kindle, titled "Introduction to the Command Line (Second Edition) The Fat Free Guide to Unix and Linux Commands".
If you use Kindle it's well worth checking it out   cheesy

2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 02:09:32 PM
I'm a little lost.............. huh

Once you removed the DRM lock did Calibre open the file  ohmy

My point was that Kindle for PC may require less memory than Calibre and with only a single file in the Kindle reader it may open the prc file.
If you got the file open I'll go back to my nap  tongue
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 11:30:04 AM
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I wonder which direction it is going in: Calibre thinks the file is DRMed so it doesn't open it, or it can't open it, so it marks it DRM? Because it supposedly can open most anything, and could open them in Calibre 1, and the file types didn't change in your library, I think the second possibility is not likely.

I seemed to have my problem solved  huh

I removed all the Kindle files that I had copied from Calibre1/Win7 32 to Calibre2 on Win8.1 64 and then replaced them from the Kindle content folder on Win7. I also re-downloaded some files from Project Gutenburg to recheck that there was no DRM source there.
Long story short, the new load of files from Kindle content all worked fine with one exception, and when I reloaded that file from two different sources into Calibre2, one file was DRM, the other was not  ohmy
Files had a different byte count  huh
Maybe my problem developed when I tried to copy files from Calibre1 to Calibre2 or from a 32 bit to a 64 bit machine, but in any case "file corruption is the root of all evil"   Cool
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 11:10:23 AM
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The book (classics.prc) is at least 6 years old by now, but still I need Mobipocket Reader, to read it.

Curt, I just opened a .prc file in "Kindle for  PC", a freebie, and a good source of free books from Amazon   cheesy

This is on Win8.1/64  w/4gb mem  huh

Why not download Kindle for PC and import your single .prc file, stand back, and PULL the trigger  ohmy

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 28, 2014, 07:32:57 PM
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[How can a book not DRMed in Calibre1 on Win7 become DRMed in Calibre2 on Win8   huh huh huh/quote]

Apparently anything that Calibre 2 can't open it marks DRM   huh

I'm beginning to wonder why I installed Calibre  cheesy

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 28, 2014, 03:44:14 PM
I've got troubles  mad
With this new Calibre 2 release I decided to upgrade my book library and move it to A Win8.1 machine from it's old spot on Win7/32 where it was housed in Calibre1.
I started discovering DRMed books in Calibre2 and I didn't think I had any encrypted books in the library  huh
Seeing the post from Scott regarding DeDRM I started playing around with that idea and discovered that the books in Calibre2 that are DRMed are not DRMed in Calibre1 on the Win7 machine. Some of these recents entries in the DRMed category are the old classics that have been in the public domain for years   Angry

How can a book not DRMed in Calibre1 on Win7 become DRMed in Calibre2 on Win8   huh huh huh
There's a whole helluva lot they didn't tell me when I signed on  embarassed

Does anyone understand this or have the same problem?  Cry

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: August 27, 2014, 08:34:45 PM
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Here's one of the entries on the Free Kindle eBooks list this morning.
I realize that you need a Kindle acct, Amazon acct, etc. but this will give you an idea of what's out there   huh
Damn!, beer is big business   ohmy
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZV3HX2

This page is for free Kindle books, which Amazon downloads to your Kindle acct, AT Amazon  tellme
They areNOT downloaded to your harddrive  Sad

A slight correction is in order here............ huh
The free Kindle books are downloaded to your Kindle account at Amazon and are loaded into your Kindle for PC when you open the reader.
BUT  embarassed  by right clicking on each volume then clicking "Download" the book comes down to your Kindle content folder.
I knew I had Kindle book files in Win7 so I started playing, moving files, etc. where I discovered, (or remembered) the right click thingee. What happened in Win8  huh I went back to the Win8 machine and tried the right click. Bingo, it works in Win8 too  smiley

I found the fastest way to download was to go to the end of the list of books in the ereader, right click, Download, and keep doing the same thing (up the list) as fast as you want. As they download they disappear from the list so you just keep up with the drill until all the books in the achive are gone and they all appear in your collections. It's easy and quite fast once you get a rhythm established.  cheesy

8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 27, 2014, 05:54:02 PM
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Would be nice however if the article said from which version of Windows each appeared, so we know whether or not we can use them¹ on various versions. Though there probably are not many people still running Windows 9x or 2000...



Best I can do on short notice  embarassed
http://www.microsoft.com/...load/details.aspx?id=2632

 cheesy
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 27, 2014, 05:41:32 PM
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Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley

I'd suggest you be more careful and try not to break things  ohmy

We don't have an unlimited supply of this junk, you know!   cheesy
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Instructables on: August 27, 2014, 11:59:27 AM
http://www.instructables.com/

Just a reminder  huh

Instructables is alive and well and better than ever... tongue

I've got a backlog of projects that shouldn't take much over 30 years to clear up   cheesy
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 03:04:41 PM
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But I have not yet been able to convert the same, huge .prc file. The ebook converters epubor and Calibre are both using too much RAM in an unpatiently way...; they freeze to death before there is enough memory available. I guess 225MB is quite a job. Do I really have to buy a new computer, in order to convert this ebook into a more useful format?

modified:
At http://ebook.online-convert.com/ I can convert the file for a mere $5. Cheaper than a new PC.

A file over 100mb  huh
The largest file for online conversion is usually limited to 100mb

Go for it!   tongue
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 12:03:51 PM
Curt, Take a look here. There may be a clue  huh

http://freekindlebooks.org/

13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 11:17:17 AM
and another toy.. holler when  huh

http://www.howtogeek.com/...-on-any-operating-system/
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 11:00:11 AM
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Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://windowsconsole.sourceforge.net/

Try this instead... cheesy
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / VMware news on: August 25, 2014, 10:23:29 AM
http://www.zdnet.com/vmwa...=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

A chance to play if you're into VM   cheesy
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pie! on: August 24, 2014, 07:48:49 PM
yecchh! Completely inedible   tongue 
and plagiarism plain and simple...
I've seen these same numbers, in the exact same order, posted elsewhere  Sad

Shame  tongue
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Pie! on: August 24, 2014, 05:11:55 PM
Sorry for the interruption but take a break............
have a piece of pie    cheesy

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tomato_pie/

Can anyone cook  huh  I'll wait if it will be today  tongue

18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 04:29:32 PM
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Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://alternativeto.net/...ndows-command-prompt-cmd/

It's hard to imagine that what you are looking for isn't available here.. huh
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DOCX in html file? on: August 24, 2014, 02:25:46 PM
Sorry,

http://dottech.org/161397...t-full-list-included-tip/

There are several DOCX files in this list that are embedded in an .MHT file and I was having a helluva time understanding why and an even worse time getting them open   huh

May have found the answer........... when I clicked on the docx file I got an error msg that I needed Word Viewer.... do you want to install??
It installed a trial Word Viewer, a $1.49 app, an rating a whopping ONE star on the ratings list.

Finally got the files open with Word-On-Line but that's not satisfactory either   Sad
Just downloaded the old Word View from MS along with the compatibility package and going to see what that will do?
Word-On-Line has to do with Onedrive I think but haven't got that far yet  huh
Win8, OneDrive, Russian, Greek, and women seem to complicate my life some anymore  cheesy

There are several of those DOCX files embedded in MHT files, primarily in the Powershell list of files..
 embarassed
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 11:06:38 AM
If I had a title maybe I could help  huh
I have about 300 CD/DVDs containing freeware that I have ratholed over the years and most have been indexed with Cathy but without something to look for I wouldn't know where to start  embarassed

Come up with a title and I'll search all 300 discs to find it  cheesy

From memory, I don't recall a third party utility associated with the "Run" command in any O/S  Sad
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge...You all got nominated! on: August 23, 2014, 11:44:41 PM
You bloody limeys must have all lost your minds   huh
At this time of year in the UK the temperature must be running about 40F and the sun hasn't been seen in days  cheesy
Inside, dry, and sipping a Pimms  Cup, or two, and some more, maybe one more , is the place to be..... ohmy
Wet knickers and a bucket over my head is not my idea of a good time  embarassed
Maybe next time  undecided
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / More tools that work on: August 23, 2014, 11:30:54 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/ar...powerful-to-overlook.html

These are modern compared to those command line commands   tongue

23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / CMD-commands on: August 23, 2014, 11:19:32 PM
http://www.makeuseof.com/...-every-windows-user-know/

Try'em...... they still work   cheesy

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / PCWorld newsletters index on: August 23, 2014, 09:40:22 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/newsletters/index

Maybe something on the list you can use?   huh
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / DOCX in html file? on: August 23, 2014, 03:03:15 PM
◾Windows PowerShell Networking Guide - DOCX
Windows PowerShell Networking Guide_docx - Microsoft Word Online_aspx.mht

I sure would like to know why they did this  huh
I don't recall ever seeing this done and ruined the downloaded file trying to extract the DOCX from the MHT.. embarassed
Can anyone splane???  huh
TNX

(PS... That link is from the DotTech list above)
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