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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sprocket Rocket: Very cool flash physics game on: May 31, 2010, 10:20:56 PM
Amazing game.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past on: January 04, 2010, 08:24:03 PM
I don't like this list. It's all either things that anybody alive now should know by heart, or things which would be useless to them. How would you convince somebody that things are made of atoms for instance? There were people claiming this is so in Ancient Greece, but they couldn't prove it.

Another stupid thing: they say that you can measure longitude by comparing local noon to London time noon. Then, they say you can claim the prize the British empire offered for measuring longitude with this information. This is ridiculous: the British already knew that this is how you measure longitude. The whole point of the prize was to design a clock precise enough in high seas that you could know what the London time is.

The one good thing on there is vaccination from smallpox and penicillin, although I'd be hard-pressed to know how to use them using just the poster.

Maybe I'm too critical... But I'd go with a list of wars (to run away) and things you could bet on.
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: iPrint v6 is Freeware! on: December 22, 2009, 02:38:13 PM
I think priPrinter should also be mentioned here. I find it nicer than FinePrint, mostly because cropping is very convenient with it. It is a bit expensive (like FinePrint), but the banner of the unregistered version is unobtrusive enough that I'm using it all the time for personal printing. On the other hand, I'm using an old version, and living in fear that new versions will make the banner larger...

I'll certainly try out iPrint now... I'm not sure it can remove margins or crop at all, though.

UPDATE: No, it cannot. I often print papers, which have large margins to be readable on a large piece of paper. When printing these 2-up, the margins take up all the space unless I can get rid of them, and the text becomes tiny. So, without this feature, this program is useless to me.
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Amanita Design Christmas Pack (Samorost & Machinarium) on: December 21, 2009, 08:52:24 PM
I bought this a few days ago, mostly on impulse. While I'm not a big fan of Samorsot, Machinarium is certainly
one of the best games I've ever played, mostly because it's clearly made with a lot of love. All the little details
those guys put in the world they made are amazing and never end.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Can a Linux man survive in Windows Land? on: January 16, 2009, 11:42:04 PM
My suggestion for Linux people (though it's unrelated to what the author of the article cares about): try Cygwin (www.cygwin.com). If you have 2GB free, just install everything. After installing,
immediately do: mount -c /

You'll have all the tools you can imagine without the need to install anything more. (Of course, if you are seriously
needing X, it might be worthwhile the native windows port of X, but the difference is usually minimal) If you copy
the .stuff files from linux, you'll also have all the settings you are used to.

For me, this obviates the need for linux, though your mileage may vary. Of course, the other alternative is virtualization,
but I never tried that, so I  can't compare.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please share your favorite search engines. on: July 30, 2008, 02:16:15 PM
For electronic versions of books, especially technical books:

http://ebdb.ru

(The site is in Russian, but you shouldn't have too much trouble using it even if you don't speak Russian.)

Click on "ebdb in English" once you get there.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT on: July 04, 2008, 03:49:54 PM
Just to add my favorite program of this kind to the list:

Iconoid, http://www.sillysot.com/

It's SILLYWARE smiley.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freeware Genius Round-up of free turn-based strategy games on: May 15, 2008, 11:27:09 PM
Seeing that C-Evo (www.c-evo.org) is on the list, I feel I have to advertise it. It is a Civ2-like game that is purely deterministic - that is, except for a map, nothing is random. While it does not have very flashy graphics, and the rules take a short while to learn, it is just wonderful. The best thing is that the rules are very well balanced, and few enough that one can actually keep them all in one's head, and know exactly why things happen. It is also one of the few programs I know that seem to have no bugs at all.

The only trouble is that it is pretty hard.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Find the owner program of a hotkey on: September 10, 2007, 10:05:25 PM
@OGroeger
I don't know, but looking at the websites of these two programs, they don't seem to do it.

@lanux
No, that's not exactly it. What I want is a program that tells me, for instance (I'm not sure that's even right):

  Break key is owned by C:\...\farr.exe
  Shift+PrtScrn key is owned by ...\ScreenshotCaptor.exe
  WINDOWS+R is owned by ...\explorer.exe

... and so on. (This assumes that FARR & Screenshot Captor are running) Ideally, it'd work like the "Find Handle" feature of Process Explorer (that finds out which program opened some particular file or uses some particular DLL).

  Of course, I'm not sure whether it's even possible. Programs like Winamp tell me when they can't assign a new hotkey because it's already taken, but they don't tell me which program took the hotkey.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Find the owner program of a hotkey on: September 10, 2007, 03:51:24 PM
I once went crazy with assigning hotkeys to do various things with my computer. As a result, I lost track which program owns which hotkey. Some of these hotkeys seem to do nothing at all. For instance, when I press CTRL-SPACE, nothing happens, even if I do this in a program which should do something after a CTRL-SPACE.

So, is it possible to write a program that tells you which program registered a combination of keys as a hotkey? As a bonus, it could also have the feature to force the hotkey to become unassigned. It would be nice if it worked with hotkeys involving the WINDOWS key, too.

Or does something like this already exist? I couldn't find it...

Thanks,
   Ilya.
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