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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: July 03, 2015, 01:44:45 PM
Didgeridoo often doesnt do much for me - but I enjoyed this one

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBGZoBYaLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXBGZoBYaLY</a>
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: July 03, 2015, 12:07:12 PM
I use this one with my 14" laptop: Fellowes Portable Laptop Riser GoRiser Notebook stand.

It's plastic, so it's OK to use in the summer, and it folds, which makes it portable.

okay,
been using this a couple of days now:

# it works fine with my 15.6" laptop - the weight of the laptop pushes it down at the back - which makes it approach my 'level' surface ideal
# is stable here, and has good grip at the back - I mean where it rests on your legs
# it is nice and cool for me - I think it's okay for the laptop too: the vents dont match those on the machine but it seems to be alright

so, five stars smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: reverse smilie (: on: July 03, 2015, 10:13:33 AM
I think it also makes great counter-culture. (:
[...]
A search for (: at both DuckDuckGo and Google turns up 'no results'.
This means I've learned how to 'drop out' with a smile. (:

I've noticed deozaan has been doing that for a while, let's see ...

(c:

his one is an extra happy drop out  cheesy
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Request: Power alt-tab on: July 03, 2015, 08:59:17 AM
^ many thanks for those tips lanux thumbs up

item #1: that has something to do with SC itself. i have highlighted this to mouser
that could well be the case,
but the main Screenshot Captor window does show in the regular Alt-Tab (and does not show in the AHK script version of AltTab).

I do remember there being some problem alright with SC though undecided
was it that it disappeared from Alt-Tab when a dialogue (e.g. preferences) was open?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software with this feature on: July 03, 2015, 05:15:53 AM
Dopus also does a reasonably advanced sync - and could be used as IainB suggests with xplorer2
but I dont know if sync or backup is what is required @ednja ?
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Request: Power alt-tab on: July 03, 2015, 05:07:58 AM
Sorry for the flurry of edits to previous post:

attached below is the file AltTab.AHK - as shown in screenshot above, but a more recent version.

[attachimg=#]

Note:
# it misses my open Screenshot Captor window.
# I cannot figure out how to access the settings tab
# it is not showing in the tray here (AHK scripts normally do)

I havent explored the context menu (as shown in previous post - you can access and modify hotkeys from there.

(Win 7 x64)
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software with this feature on: July 03, 2015, 04:41:41 AM
Filter #1:  If the file being moved has the same name, extension and size as a file already existing in the target folder, then overwrite the existing file.

Filter #2:  If the file being moved has the same name and extension as a file already existing in the target folder, but the two files are different in size, then move the file, but keep both files.

I *think* the requests in OP could be done with Syncovery (formerly SFFS - syncing & backup software).
Can check tomorrow on desktop.
Disadvantage is you would need to set it up a sync 'job'.                                            

No, I checked, and Syncovery does not seem to be able to do both of these.
The relevant choices for move are shown below - it's not as detailed as you want (only one choice possible in this dialogue)

[attachimg=#]

edit: to be honest, I find the options here in Syncovery not fully clear - it doesnt in this dialogue differentiate between identical and different files. I find it a little confusing...
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Request: Power alt-tab on: July 02, 2015, 06:41:40 PM
I think this one might do the job - if you follow the link [edit] you'll get a 404 in the end :-/ I'll check tomorrow to see if I still have a copy of it [/edit] you'll see it was last updated 2013 (I think).

also try this alternative Alt-Tab replacement, coded in Autohotkey.



IIRC, I didnt use it for long because it showed too much stuff...


[edit] unfortunately I dont have a copy of that - maybe lanux128 or someone else might (?) - will attach to next post - at a quick look, it works fine here on Win7. I can see a settings tab in my version, but could not figure out how to access it. [/edit]
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software with this feature on: July 02, 2015, 04:40:35 PM
I *think* the requests in OP could be done with Syncovery (formerly SFFS - syncing & backup software).
Can check tomorrow on desktop.
Disadvantage is you would need to set it up a sync 'job'.

I'd love some kind of manual & very flexible copy/sync programme myself, where these things could be done on the fly, but I haven't really looked at any of the copy programmes out there...  I use Dopus as file manager & love it, but copy/move is limited at times I find.                                                
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc? on: July 02, 2015, 03:05:35 PM
I love it thumbs up
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Softmaker Office 2016 released on: July 01, 2015, 10:07:33 AM
Softmaker have uploaded a couple of reviews:

c't 15/2015

»Summary: "SoftMaker Office 2016 convinces with sheer speed and compatibility with Microsoft Office."

About TextMaker: "Exchanging documents in Word format works much better in TextMaker than in OpenOffice Writer. TextMaker renders all formatting, including the page layout, true to the original. Plus, TextMaker 2016 now also displays SmartArt graphics from Word 2007 and higher."

About PlanMaker: "Especially the introduction of pivot tables makes PlanMaker an interesting proposition for companies. Thanks to the improved conditional formatting, worksheets with huge columns of figures can now be formatted as clearly as in Excel."

About Presentations: "The new magic guides make it much easier to automatically align text frames, picture frames etc. exactly to other objects. The objects snap automatically to the magic guide."
Tom's Networking Guide

»
In our tests, SoftMaker Office 2016 ran with breathtaking speed. Compatibility with Microsoft Office was very good – something that free applications such as OpenOffice cannot deliver at this level.

SoftMaker Office 2016 is the perfect alternative office suite if you value comprehensive technical support. This is an important issue when you use an office suite in your job, but especially if you deploy the software in corporate networks. Here, reliability and service play a pivotal role for network administrators.

The price-performance ratio of SoftMaker Office 2016 is excellent.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?] on: July 01, 2015, 06:22:40 AM
I thought that would be the case -
thanks mouser (and sorry for your troubles)
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?] on: July 01, 2015, 04:30:16 AM
IE (versions 11 & 10) says that:
"The signature [of FARR] is corrupt or invalid"

(I downloaded SC and ran it from IE with no problems. [edit] LBC also triggered a warning. [/edit])

[another-edit] Windows 7:
Just windows defender on one machine, MSE on the other. [/another-edit]
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software with this feature on: June 30, 2015, 03:23:48 PM
Tomos, I already moved it here smiley

  thumbs up  cheesy
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software with this feature on: June 30, 2015, 02:07:03 PM
hi ednja,
welcome to dc :-)

in case you want more suggestions:
this board is frequented very little (it's more for topics that are considered unacceptable in the main forum), therefore it's going to get very little attention -
you'll get much more views, with better chance of more feedback, if you post in the Software forum:
http://www.donationcoder....forum/index.php?board=6.0
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window on: June 29, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
Some pictures of the sunset here a week ago.

thumbs up I always enjoy seeing Arizona (I was going to say the desert - but I dont know if it is - would you call it desert?)
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 28, 2015, 04:57:24 PM
Check the Amazon reviews, there is one user who is happily using it with a 15.6" laptop.

yeah, I ordered just a while ago thumbs up
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 28, 2015, 12:53:31 PM
I'm using it with an HP Chromebook 14, and there is still over 1cm left on both sides. I don't have the sliding problem some of the reviewers referred to, as the HP has 4 big rubber feet that keep it stable.

thanks,
of course I forgot to mention the size of the laptop embarassed - it's 15.6"
This officially supports up to 15.4" :-/
There's about 5mm on either side - but the feet of the laptop are in a bit, so it might be okay - I'll think about it again a bit.


& thanks wraith - will look for equivalent here.
19  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Hardware mini-Reviews Section? on: June 28, 2015, 07:44:15 AM
Short version:
How about a Hardware mini-reviews section in the forum?

Threads could e.g. be as simple as a recommendation plus (hopefully) the willingness to answer a question or two about it.

Longer Version:
An example:
my (couple years old) Lenovo N581 15.6" laptop has: a wonderful keyboard, a crappy screen, a terrible trackpad, and a sharp edge where the ball of your hand might rest.
Hence I'm looking for a new laptop for work, so I've been looking at lots of reviews - and, at times, trying to get feedback to questions. That's one of dc's strengths - you've a much better chance of getting feedback here. So I thought this would be a good idea.

Of course, instead of a new section, the current mini-reviews section's scope could simply be expanded to include hardware (?)
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 28, 2015, 07:31:32 AM
I use this one with my 14" laptop: Fellowes Portable Laptop Riser GoRiser Notebook stand.

It's plastic, so it's OK to use in the summer, and it folds, which makes it portable.

thanks dr_andus, I'm considering this one
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Documentary film online: THOSE WHO ARE JESUS (2001) - 3 people with god delusion on: June 28, 2015, 07:19:05 AM
The woman seemed quite different - *most* of what she said seemed fairly reasonable to me (but it also wasn't quite clear here e.g. what her 'research' was).

found some more info about her here:
http://www.pinkpink.demon.co.uk/rachel.html
The 'process' enables her to intuitively paint structures such as cancer cells, the effects of methadone on the brain and the make-up of the H-bomb. Rachel states that all her work is an on-going individuation process (deeply religious and philosophical), and forms the backbone of her research into brain function. Her art work concerning several sciences express both fundamental laws and various techniques and technologies used in current research methods. Some scientists have verified that her works do correspond to actual structures and further more could potentially provide further insights into several areas of science.

Rachel is recognised by the contemporary art world as a serious artist of merit, though they have been slow to recognise that the 'process' is a trait, and only a trait, of exceptional ability, recognised by researcher in the field of creativity/exceptional ability/giftedness. Rachel's work has been seriously considered by the Tate Gallery but is still to find a gallery willing to promote her work (Rachel's work is highly innovative). Rachel says that the 'other' neural process that produces all her art is the intense, flexible, divergent, abstract thinking brain that was previously 'blocked' when in a state of cognitive deficit. She animatedly says that what is most extraordinary is that her brain allows her to experience her unconscious processes, physiologically, providing a 'vehicle' and permanent access via her 'creativity', to the fathomless depths of her unconscious mind (allowing new ideas to be born). She talks passionately about Jesus whom she believes achieved the ultimate brain state (consciousness itself: enlightenment) and believes that her ability could provide further clues to the neurocognitive processes accessed by Jesus of Nazereth himself.
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there is some more info about all the subjects here: http://www.pinkpink.demon.co.uk/those.html
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Documentary film online: THOSE WHO ARE JESUS (2001) - 3 people with god delusion on: June 28, 2015, 06:48:18 AM
well worth a look thumbs up

the title seems like a bit of a misnomer, as, from the best I could understand, it was only Sadat who thought he was Jesus Christ/God. The other two just seemed to claim that they communicated with and/or channeled intelligence/revelation from a higher power/God.
yeah...
I was confused by the other bloke - I think at some stage he thought he was God, but at the end he talked more along the channelling lines.

The woman seemed quite different - *most* of what she said seemed fairly reasonable to me (but it also wasn't quite clear here e.g. what her 'research' was).
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 28, 2015, 06:47:09 AM
interesting acticle -
especially re how Win 10 will be updated (as in regular Windows updates).
Desperately need some good info-graphics though...
Quote
Whether it's because Microsoft wants to expand feedback (its rationale) or simply wants to shift the testing burden from its engineers to users (the cynic's view), the company will employ customers to shake out bugs more than ever before.

The company hasn't been shy about saying so. "Enterprises will be able to receive feature updates after their quality and application compatibility has been assessed in the consumer market," Jim Alkove, director of program management for Microsoft's enterprise group, said in a January blog post.


I found this article a bit clearer re the overview:
http://www.infoworld.com/...rk-devils-in-details.html
  • Microsoft will continue to run its massive automated regimen and dog fooding in-house.
  • When the patch looks good, it'll go to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. (There may be a "Ludicrous ring" at some point, but there's been no official word from Microsoft.)
  • Once the Fast folks have hammered on it for a suitable amount of time, the patch will go to the Windows Insiders Slow ring.
  • Having passed Slow ring muster, the patch heads out in two directions.
  • First, the Slow-approved patch goes out to all consumer Windows 10 customers -- the ones with "free" Windows. Consumers have no choice about it; they will get the patch, thereby being updated to the "Current branch." Presumably Windows 10 will have some mechanism for prohibiting reboots at specific times of the day, but that's the extent of individual customers' control. There will be no ability to shut off automatic updates (short of permanently disconnecting from the Internet), no provision for blocking specific updates, and no way to roll back updates -- either one at a time, or en masse -- should they cause problems. I haven't seen any official announcement that lays the process out quite so starkly, but that seems to be where we're headed.
  • At about the same time, the update will head into the Windows Update for Business buffer. There, an admin will decide whether or not to roll out the update, and to which machines on their network. We don't have any details about the process, but it sounds much like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) -- leaving open the questions of whether WSUS as we know it will be enhanced for Windows 10, what admins get to do with Windows 7 and Windows 8 updates, and much more. System Center Operations Manager and Enterprise Mobility Suite, we're assured, will continue as they are now.
  • The patches will roll out as they become available. Patch Tuesday gets dumped in the bit bucket -- which won't make much difference because we've recently been getting patches five or six or eight times a month anyway.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 27, 2015, 02:40:13 PM
Thanks both!

@Ath, I will have a look around here (online).

@Deozaan, yeah, I have something similar myself - but in the summer it's too much - it's already far too warm for longer periods, and it's supposed to be around 90°F for this coming week (and this is not air-conditioning country).
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Laptop tray - for your lap [Recommendations?] on: June 27, 2015, 08:16:19 AM
I tore ligaments in my foot so I have to keep my leg up Sad

So,
I'm looking for a tray or holder for a laptop - but one that I can rest on my lap.
I have one I use in winter - is one of those trays with a cushion underneath - but it's much too warm for that now.

Requirements would be:
          # keeps laptop cool [doesnt need a fan though]
          # keeps me cool ;-)
          # unsure about the angle - probably ideally one that will keep the laptop level. Note: my legs are also 'level', so this may be a difficult requirement...

I'm looking at this one from Ikea (image below) - for me the angle is all wrong though. It may work if I reverse it - have the low end towards my knees - but I suspect that's too much the other extreme.

[attachthumb=#]

This one form Coolermaster looks okay - but unfortunately not available here [EU] (or is available at outrageous prices).

I couldnt find much else, so wondering if anyone can make a recommendation?
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