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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Thoughts on "Piracy". on: Today at 04:40:33 PM
One thing to keep in mind with music and movies downloaded, the stuff is released on the sly by the marketing apparatus of the content makers.  I know when I was buying Jazz CDs I was very skeptical of tjiis new fangled MP3 stuff and buying music or movies as files only.

I think most people were.  So they needed a way to get people to try the stuff and become accustomed to the packaging(as in none other than the file container format.)  The answer, let people "steal" it.  But since copyright requires you use due diligence to protect said copyright or lose it, another arm of the content providers has to constantly complain about the fact that so much content is stolen.

After the file only content and streaming mediums became excepted as shown by the willingness of people to pay, then those complaining crack down(or stop posting) on free content.

As soon as it became obvious that the content providers were going to go after those getting "free samples" I gave a wide bearth to the whole business.

( Beside I don't have a living room with HDTV to watch the stuff anymore anyway.  Watching movies on a Laptop screen just doesn't appeal somehow.)

Short version, now that they have us buying the stuff they are going to make sure we pay for it.

I rarely buy software since just about anything I need there's a free software that does it.

2  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: Today at 04:21:35 PM
This thread is sidetracked.  Since Mouser doesn't chime in I can only assume the board software somehow makes it awkward to implement or everyone is fine with a chain of new posts from mixed threads.  Either way it looks like no joy.

I guess I'll just switch to newest post at top of thread instead of chronological order.
3  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: Today at 10:13:23 AM
Quote from: MilesAhead
Tell him yourself.

How can i, being not registered there ?


You are the one who wants to send the message.  Where there's a wll there's a way.  smiley
Me, if I wasn't running Windows and the forum was Windows Seven Forums I would just put Windows 7 for OS.  I don't think they send the FBI if you lie.  smiley  (They send the NSA.)
4  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Ideas Wanted! on: November 22, 2014, 10:49:24 AM
On the bookmark manager utility I'd like to see an option to convert the input file type to the output file type with no assumptions as to the location.  As example, if I open a browse button for Firefox bookmarks as input and choose a file, then click a browse button for Opera as output, I can save the Firefox bookmarks formatted as Opera type .adr file, and vice versa.

IOW, I'd like to totally replace the target browser's bookmarks with those from the input, not merge.

Edit:  Preferably the input for Firefox should be able to handle and convert both .json and .html to .adr or whatever output.

5  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: November 22, 2014, 10:09:53 AM
Additional Required Information
What's your OS? Please state which version of Windows you are running

Please tell Windows 7 Help Forums administrator
to move the OS field
to the "Additional Information (Optional)" section.


Why go through a proxy?  Tell him yourself.
6  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: November 22, 2014, 05:59:00 AM
You are doing it outside the thread.  What I'm talking about is inside the thread instead of pressing Go Down there should be a link View First Unread (in thread) so that you are in position to read the unread posts of the thread without clicking a link for each.  To me it's way more convenient than a top/bottom of page which is all Go Up and Go Down is.  After all I have Home End keys already.

Not life shattering.  smiley  But if you got accustomed to it I think you'd miss it.
7  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: November 21, 2014, 03:57:16 PM
Most forums have a "view first unread" button for threads.  I found one reference to pressing the "new icon" to show the first unread in the thread.  Bit I don't see the icon or anything that looks like it will view the first unread post.  I've been hitting "Go Down" then backing up..  kind of awkward.  Is there a button that does the View First Unread in Thread function?

That new does the same thing.  It views the first post that is unread for you.  After you press it, that goes away... until someone posts again to that thread.  Am I misunderstanding your need?

What "new" are you talking about?  Say in this thread as example.  You just posted a new reply.  I log on and click "show new replies to your posts" and this thread has a link shown.  I click it.  But I don't see any "new" button or link inside the thread.  All I have to use is "go down."  In the other forums when I open a thread with new replies I can click "view first unread" since there may be 4 pages of new replies.

I gather everyone else can see something that's not showing in my browser.  At least that's how it feels?   undecided
8  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 01:28:05 PM
What other languages can you advise me to learn? I considered Java but it's looks too hard.

I don't think C# is simpler to learn than Java. I'd say they are comparable in size and complexity, both the languages and the accompanying libraries.

C# Form Designer may feel familiar as I believe some people from Borland migrated to MS.  Also any experience in c type languages helps.  I haven't done much more than dabble with Java.  But I assume the portability is more straight ahead as it was designed in from the ground up.

I would definitely avoid Visual C++ Form Design as everything is just chucked into a header file that's one big mess.  If you wanted to code a module with no UI, or "engine," that's where it could come in.  But for hobbyist programming I think I'd learn C++ command line stuff first.
9  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: November 21, 2014, 01:19:06 PM

If you use Windows 7 I recommend it. If you are on Windows 8 this forum has the same feature
http://www.eightforums.com/

Might as well choose the appropriate forum if applicable since they are great sources for the Windows OS.  smiley
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CCleaner 5.0 Beta? on: November 21, 2014, 09:44:36 AM
"Test environment"  Grin

Let me destroy the registry of my XP in a VM or spare PC?

EDIT: Before laughing at me, what I mean is, testing things like this is not the same as testing the beta of Photoshop for example .... in my opinion

That's a good point.  The one time I had a problem with CCleaner it was the Registry Cleaner.  It worked so well all along I got complacent and didn't write the backup .reg file.  A restore point got me out and I just reverted to an older version of CCleaner until the issue was fixed in the next release.

But it doesn't pay to assume it will just work flawlessly.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 21, 2014, 09:38:38 AM
Oh oh.  Maybe Charles Stross isn't so far off.  In Saturn's Children humans map their own neurons to create AI in a race of slave robots.  Then conditioning is applied to make them love to serve their masters.

The original human race, or "Creators" as the robots refer to them, dies out.  Various factions search for some viable DNA material to recreate a docile "Creator" to trigger the slave reflex in rivals etc..

Fun stuff.  Let's see how long it takes them to get from worms to mammals.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where do you buy your printer ink? on: November 21, 2014, 09:30:05 AM
^ Interesting.  Thanks for the refresher.  smiley
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 09:24:39 AM
If the question is about learning a programming language which is useful for a hobby programmer, I would not recommend learning Eiffel. While Eiffel is being used for production applications it is nevertheless mostly a niche language used primarily in academia (and probably only at ETHZ). Eiffel has interesting concepts from a computer science point of view (primarily its strong support for design-by-contract, and lately its verification support through AutoProof), but the useful ones have already found their way into more common languages.

If it doesn't have a form designer then it's probably not what the OP is looking for anyway.  I too tried Lazarus when I was looking for something Delphi 64 bit.  Things simple in Delphi 5 seemed like a struggle in Lazarus.

The big drawback to .NET is people won't try your program if they have to install yet another framework.  It tends to make you use what you figure most people already have on like .NET 2.x features.

14  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: v\View first unread in thread? on: November 21, 2014, 09:12:31 AM
Try it yourself
http://www.sevenforums.co...rmarket-ssds-booting.html

I don't care about the html.  In forums the link is usually labelled "view first unread."

Edit:  The second time into the thread "view first unread" won't be there if there are no additions to the thread.  But what difference does that make?  Once I read the first unread I'm in position to read the replies to it.

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where do you buy your printer ink? on: November 21, 2014, 06:04:55 AM
I read somewhere lasers can change the color of metal by the wavelength of the cut-scan.
Not sure what could be done with paper, but perhaps a partial effect like 'smokey color' could be produced (just wild conjecture).

I just hope the smoke doesn't rise up out of the printer while running.  I'd hate to have to atone to the boss for that.  smiley
16  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 06:01:23 AM
The other development solutions are more popular.  But Eifel may be worth a look. It has been around since 1988.  The associated book, Object Oriented Software Construction is very technical.  At least I didn't understand most of it when I read it.  That may tend to put off those who might otherwise try it.

You would have to check the particulars for the IDE but I'd be surprised if it didn't produce compiled executable code for each platform.

I don't think it's all that far from Java in that, if I remember rightly, everything must be defined as a class before use etc..
17  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / v\View first unread in thread? on: November 21, 2014, 05:45:34 AM
Most forums have a "view first unread" button for threads.  I found one reference to pressing the "new icon" to show the first unread in the thread.  Bit I don't see the icon or anything that looks like it will view the first unread post.  I've been hitting "Go Down" then backing up..  kind of awkward.  Is there a button that does the View First Unread in Thread function?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / CCleaner 5.0 Beta? on: November 20, 2014, 10:30:31 AM
CCleaner 5.0 Beta or why is white on gray better than colored buttons/images/icons?

When I read the copy about the new interface, then looked at the screen shot, my reaction was "what new interface?"  Then I noticed white on gray symbols instead of colored icons for the buttons.  Why is that "better?"  Perhaps it's only because we have had color for so long?  Oh oh!!  Light bulb on.  So it will fit the phone paradigm.  Ugh.

Edit:  I use CCleaner every day so I'm not out to bash them.  It's just with the number 5.0 I expected a big change, not nearly no change at all.

19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 20, 2014, 05:29:14 AM
When reading the subject line my mind expected to see
"Worm's neurons mapped, simulating a politician."  Wink
But… but… politicians move blindly forward whereas even a worm can turn.
 


Heh heh.  When I see a slimy politician I feel like slugging him.  smiley
20  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 19, 2014, 05:43:58 PM
I never got deeply into Bertrand Meyer's Eifel language.  But his book on OOP helped me get the idea.  Apparently EifelStudio is free and cross platform:
https://www.eiffel.com/eiffelstudio/
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: NEMO UX - the shape of the desktop to come? on: November 18, 2014, 05:23:44 PM
I still like the scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise gestures with his hands while talking and his computer tableau turns to a steaming pile.  smiley

It looks like the type of interface where messing it up is way easier than making order out of the mess.  smiley

Edit:  Perhaps a middle finger raised should be the gesture for Undo.  Wink
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 18, 2014, 01:57:59 PM
When reading the subject line my mind expected to see
"Worm's neurons mapped, simulating a politician."  Wink
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Does anyone have know why you cannot map a drive letter to an FTP drive on: November 18, 2014, 01:55:59 PM
before I forget to do so, I may have just found out why it worked on the ONE system I tried at the office.
That one system uses Windows 7.  The only one left.  On that one, I can map a letter to an FTP drive with only a single registry edit change.  None of the Windows 8 systems will allow it though registry change or not

You probably already tried this but did you try installing it in Windows 7 compatibility mode?  Not everyone knows there's also compatibility settings for the install(not sure if that's for windows installer only or all installers though.)
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where do you buy your printer ink? on: November 18, 2014, 01:49:32 PM
That laser engraving is interesting. I wonder if maybe someday they'll get it to engrave in color using some chemical in the paper.  Like some new kind of stealth "ink" that only shows up when bombarded by light of a certain wave length or intensity or some other variable factor.

Edit:  I guess that sounds suspiciously like toner.  But I don't remember how laser printers work.. if I ever really knew. smiley
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox windows and CPU slow-downs and restarts on: November 18, 2014, 01:23:20 PM
Really, truly, sincerely... Firefox ESR.

It just does not like Tab Grenade.  I click it does nada.  That kills it for me.  Sad

I tried remove/reinstall nothing when I click it.

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