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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 19, 2014, 07:43:15 PM

I was so distracted reading the joke that my brain didn't process the image. So after I had read the joke and began laughing, I looked at the image more closely and laughed even harder.

Great joke and image, all around! Thmbsup
2  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Pledge: Dedicated Windows client for Slack on: October 18, 2014, 11:24:46 PM
Personally I had never heard of Slack before making this...

Ditto. I hadn't heard of it until you started making this. cheesy
3  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Pledge: Dedicated Windows client for Slack on: October 18, 2014, 10:58:42 PM
Slack looks interesting, but I don't really know what I'd use it for. I was going to sign up so I could try it out, but it asks for a company name.

I don't want to sign up as a company. I want to sign up as an individual.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portatil to control a desktop pc on: October 18, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
You can install a Google Chrome Extension that will allow you to remote to your other devices.

It's also very useful to access your PC from an Android device.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 17, 2014, 07:34:43 PM
"Your car needs to reboot to install updates" WTF!

Or worse, the Blue Windscreen of Death! cheesy
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommendation for offline "QR Code Generating" Firefox Add-on / Extension? on: October 17, 2014, 01:37:23 AM
Thanks!

You can also click the arrows at the bottom which will give you some more options, such as resizing the QR code. I've noticed that for some reason I can't make it bigger until I make it smaller first.

That is, clicking the zoom in button does nothing, until I click the zoom out button once. Then I can make it bigger than it originally appears by clicking the zoom in button multiple times.
7  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: XCOM, Payday 2, and eight other games are free to play on Steam this weekend on: October 16, 2014, 02:34:02 PM

No hay una problema! Thmbsup
8  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: XCOM, Payday 2, and eight other games are free to play on Steam this weekend on: October 16, 2014, 02:28:12 PM
Thanks! Thmbsup
9  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Service: Proof of Existence on: October 16, 2014, 01:49:14 AM
Well of course I'd have revised my brilliant plan over the years... And dangit-all! When I updated Adobe PDF Maker/Microsoft Word it saved it in a new format that changed the hash! And when I opened the file on Linux it changed the line endings, too!

But I swear it was all in the document I hashed 5 years ago! Promise!
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 16, 2014, 01:46:37 AM
I'm not ready to put my life in their hands.  Either as the passenger, or another driver on the streets.

But you're already doing that as another driver on the streets, since these vehicles are out there, and have been for years.
11  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Service: Proof of Existence on: October 16, 2014, 01:35:34 AM
But the hash still proves nothing about the document other than that it existed. I could make a blank txt file called SuperGeniusIdea.txt and put the hash in the blockchain and then when I want to sue Apple for bajillions for infringing on my patent, I could just point to that hash and say, "SEE! I hashed my document on the blockchain years ago!"

So I still don't see the point in this service.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 16, 2014, 01:31:11 AM
Anyone want to have me over? :3

Sure, but just once. tongue
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Service: Proof of Existence on: October 15, 2014, 06:26:03 PM
I don't get it. Why would anyone need to proof they have a file? I can create just about any file I want on my computer. Just because it exists doesn't mean it's of any use.

EDIT: Reading comprehension FTW. Okay, so it's not about just proving that it exists, but that it DID exist at some point in the past. But still... How is that useful? Maybe for copyright/patent claims? I can prove that I had a file with the idea 5 years ago? But I could just make a bunch of documents and name them secretidea1.txt secretidea2.txt supercoolprogram.exe and timestamp them, and then when someone has a real cool idea/program I can claim I came up with them years ago and point to secretidea1.txt as "proof"

I still don't get the use for this service.
14  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: GOG announces DRM-Free game client: GOG Galaxy on: October 15, 2014, 12:49:26 PM
Get Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 for helping beta test GOG Galaxy.

Offer ends Friday, Oct 17.

http://www.gog.com/galaxy
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Satnav for android on: October 14, 2014, 05:43:45 PM
I would stay with Google Navigation, but unfortunately it speaks very fast and without any gap between words, so it makes it hard to understand

Also, it doesn't mention which side of the road to stay when you approach a division of the road and it doesn't repeat enough times where to turn, before you do the actual turn.

I don't know if it makes a difference if you're in a non-USA country, but my experience with navigation using Google Maps on my Android device(s) has been that it speaks clearly with one exception, and that it does tell me which side of the road/which lane to use, and I have found the warnings/reminders of when to turn to be adequate.

The one exception in the speaking is when there is a road (usually a highway) with several different names. Like US Hwy 301/Lassiter Junction/Hwy 309. (I totally made that example up.) It will speak all those names/words/numbers really quickly.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 14, 2014, 05:36:50 PM
Google has been testing driverless cars for years. On real streets. In real traffic.  As far as I know, there have been no accidents/collisions.

(Though the law requires a human in the vehicle, behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car

There have been incidents.  And though they state that they were not the fault of the car.. what else would you expect them to say when there is doubt?

Two incidents. Once when the car was being driven manually and another when another driver rear-ended the driverless car. Of the two, one (being rear-ended) is clearly not the fault of the driverless car. The first one could be a cover up, but I doubt it.

In which case I still stand by my original statement of there being no accidents/collisions. I didn't think I needed to say it, but apparently I need to clarify that I meant no accidents/collisions where the driverless car was at fault.

I think the driverless cars have more to "fear" from other drivers/humans than we have to fear of them.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 14, 2014, 01:18:09 PM
But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.

I agree.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driverless cars on: October 14, 2014, 01:15:32 PM
Google has been testing driverless cars for years. On real streets. In real traffic.  As far as I know, there have been no accidents/collisions.

(Though the law requires a human in the vehicle, behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong.)
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 14, 2014, 01:10:52 PM
Eels - Things the Grandchildren Should Know
- Very few artists write songs that have the same impact as a good Eels song do. Live version.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZACwCFsjlU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZACwCFsjlU</a>

interesting lyrics there...
dont know a lot of Eels music (apart from the classic Novocaine For The Soul), came across this one lately - nice song with an entertaining video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNtlGwYJCUQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNtlGwYJCUQ</a>

I watched the video and wondered what was so entertaining about it... I found it amusing with the dog being all dressed up and stuff, but not especially entertaining. Until the end. Heh heh. Now I see what you were talking about. Grin
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and privacy (or lack of) on: October 14, 2014, 12:37:10 PM
Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.

Attacks like these are one of the reasons why we strongly encourage users not to reuse passwords across services. For an added layer of security, we always recommend enabling 2 step verification on your account.


Update: 10/14/2014 12:30am PT

A subsequent list of usernames and passwords has been posted online. We’ve checked and these are not associated with Dropbox accounts.
21  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Space Engineers 4-pack on: October 13, 2014, 04:27:35 PM
I've got a dedicated server running now, which is available only for members of the DonationCoder group on Steam. (c:

It's called something like DC: Survival. Join if you'd like. (c:
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from? on: October 13, 2014, 02:11:17 PM
Your software belongs to you. You are not required to add registration to your software. You can make just about any kind of software, including games (which is what I usually make for NANY). See previous NANY entries below:

NANY 2014
NANY 2013
NANY 2012
NANY 2011
NANY 2010
NANY 2009
NANY 2008
NANY 2007
23  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Space Engineers 4-pack on: October 13, 2014, 01:44:18 PM
Deo is just too damn good at this...Building all these things...and then there is me, floating around like "wut?"  huh

What did I build? O_o

I hope you're not talking about that awful little mining spaceship. If you realized how long it took me to make it you wouldn't be in so much awe. I built it and took it apart and accidentally destroyed it and remade it several times while figuring out how the parts interact. It (my construction) is pretty lame. And time consuming!

I wish you could design something as a "3d hologram" and then start the actual construction afterward, rather than having to physically make the pieces as you design the ship.
24  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Space Engineers 4-pack on: October 13, 2014, 04:26:44 AM
Got the 4-pack. Thanks!
25  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Space Engineers 4-pack on: October 12, 2014, 08:33:11 PM
I was trying to capture a screenshot of a huge asteroid drilling machine that I built to mine an entire asteroid at once, and I accidentally pressed the "record a video" button. Oops! But 2.5 GB later, I decided to upload it to YouTube to show it off to a couple of people.

I'll probably delete it later, but for now, anyone interested can watch it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0K62QKg-3E" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0K62QKg-3E</a>

Please note that this video isn't catchy or interesting if you have no idea about how the game works. I didn't intent to record it, so I was just messing around. I wasn't trying to impress or show off cool things. I was just exploring options and trying to figure out how things work.
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