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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 13, 2014, 10:38:10 AM
Not sure if media like the Telegraph should talk about that without any irony.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest note taking tool? on: August 12, 2014, 07:58:34 AM
http://activaid.telgkamp.de has some extension which does that.
3  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Mini-Review of GNU Emacs on: August 09, 2014, 09:45:39 PM
I've just stumbled upon 64-bit builds of Emacs 24.4-pretest. Sweet, but my window maximizing elisp code doesn't work anymore.  Sad
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a time tracking tool that makes me write billable descriptive text on: August 09, 2014, 08:25:52 AM
I use Jiffy on Android.  Cool
Which is a plain "time tracker" though.

I made the experience that tools which nag me are rather disabled than listened to.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Enough with the text editors... let's talk Terminal Emulators! on: August 09, 2014, 08:14:11 AM
OpenBSD/FreeBSD desktops:
I prefer urxvt on *ix systems. Terminator is weird IMO. (But I'll surely try Final Term soon!) "Multi-terminal needs" can easily be solved with tmux.  tongue In the very rare cases I want to use more than one terminal X window, I just press a hotkey and a second one opens. Thank you, awesome wm!

OSX:
This is a hard case. I have to work with OSX in the office. Terminal.app makes me sick. I installed iTerm2 as it has a nicer handling but it sometimes freezes when my ssh is connected too long. Rather annoying. I plan to replace iTerm2 by the Emacs shell next week (M-x shell) as I use Emacs with TRAMP for most "real" working tasks anyway.



Windows:
Easy. ConEmu with a PyCmd interpreter. Beat that.



 Kiss
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wikimedia refuses to remove animal selfie because monkey ‘owns’ the photo on: August 07, 2014, 04:07:07 AM
Monkey see, monkey do?

After all, Wikipedia now ignores the monkey's copyright by just declaring the photo "Public Domain" without her consent. The monkey should sue them.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bleep… Bittorrent unveils serverless & encrypted chat client on: August 04, 2014, 12:05:43 PM
Bittorrent is a hype. I'm slightly angered with aversion about hypes. I never was into pop culture.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bleep… Bittorrent unveils serverless & encrypted chat client on: August 04, 2014, 10:25:39 AM
Oh wow, BitTorrent notices that decentralized P2P is the way to go. We eMule'rs yawn silently.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 03, 2014, 09:02:02 PM
Calendarscope sounds like another application with a dozen possible replacements. What is its special ability?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 03, 2014, 08:50:10 PM
How are you getting an Android version of Palemoon? I can't find it on the Google Play Store, nor can I find a download for it on the Palemoon website.

https://forum.palemoon.or...topic.php?f=39&t=4964
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 03, 2014, 08:49:13 PM
Just don't have the gutz to go all the way with Linux.

Nor do all the good people.

i like Evernote (don't work with Linux)

There's Everpad on Linux (among a couple of other Evernote API clients, some of them CLI-only).
I tried Geeknote once. Wonderful.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Everyone is brokenhearted. on: August 03, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
Must-read of the year:

Everything is branded. Even people. People are “personal brands”, despite the fact that, by and large, you can’t figure out what most of them are actually even good for. They just exist to be snarky and post selfies and demand that you buy something, anything, with their picture on it.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: August 03, 2014, 07:41:48 PM
Windows 7 isn't fast on a Nexus 7?
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: August 03, 2014, 07:47:22 AM
A complete rewrite of a complex application is not an easy task.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: August 03, 2014, 05:47:28 AM
AdGuard 5.9 blocks Firefox add-on downloads (and Twitter).  huh

edit: seems to be fixed in 5.10 beta. Or it was my fault initially.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: August 03, 2014, 04:36:36 AM
Because they are a company and need to set up things first.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: August 02, 2014, 04:07:41 PM
Recommended!
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: August 01, 2014, 06:22:15 AM
Geany?  Grin

I talked to a Linux freshman once. He complained that geany doesn't work on his ssh.  huh
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 01, 2014, 06:20:42 AM
userscripts.org seems to just have gone. Well, there are some alternatives.

http://wiki.greasespot.net/User_Script_Hosting
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 31, 2014, 06:01:03 AM
This kind of "evolution" is actively encouraged by distributors though.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 31, 2014, 05:42:36 AM
Good luck using a Windows style editor when your X won't start and you'll have to fix config files on the terminal when you never dug into vi/Vim or similar editors.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: July 30, 2014, 06:11:44 AM
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. smiley
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diamond Editor, multi-platform successor to Crimson Editor on: July 30, 2014, 02:10:40 AM
I'm talking about a nice graphical text editor with bookmarking, regex search, column edit mode, and some other things I miss from the above-mentioned windows editors.

... which is what Vim provides.
24  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: July 29, 2014, 05:24:15 PM
Basic Info

App NameAdGuard
App URLhttp://adguard.com
App Version Reviewed5.9
Supported OSesMicrosoft Windows up to 8.1 (currently)
Support MethodsThey seem to prefer their support ticket system.
Upgrade PolicyLicensing works per year, independently of the version numbers.
Trial Version Available?Yes, it is. The (unrestricted) trial period lasts only two weeks though.
Pricing Scheme1 year: 19.95 US-$
2 years: 29.95 US-$
Unlimited: 49.95 US-$

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Intro:

As Ad Muncher 5 (about to be free or something) is heavily discussed all around teh interwebz, people might forget about the alternatives. I'm not talking about Adblock Plus or Adblock Edge, there's more; be it GlimmerBlocker on OS X, be it the free but failing AdFender, be it AdGuard. All of them share one goal: Blocking advertisements and (optionally) other annoying stuff without browser-side restrictions.

Why I think you should use this product

In opposite to ad blocking add-ons for browsers, AdGuard works as a transparent proxy. Browser add-ons usually hog the system, transparent proxies don't. - Also, some of you might use more than one browser (or HTML-capable mail clients), so you'd have to install a pretty decent amount of extra software. Install, fire and forget, never see any ads again. You don't trust Adblock Plus/Edge? Use AdGuard!

(Admittedly, some of them might still come through; you can easily report them though.)

How does it compare to similar apps

Ah, my favorite section in this case:

In comparison to Ad Muncher (at least v4), AdGuard has a better looking multi-language GUI, HTTPS support, a more reliable browser overlay and a larger feature set, including "internet security" (blocks malicious websites).

In comparison to AdFender, AdGuard's built-in filters seem to work much better, AdFender failed to filter the majority of ads for me (regardless of the fact that it's freeware).

In comparison to Adblock Plus/Edge, AdGuard happily ignores which web browser you're using.

Conclusions

AdGuard is a nice ad blocker which definitely needs more attention. If there is one thing to complain, it's its license. No freeware! - Still, let's see how it'll perform compared to Ad Muncher 5 one it's released.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad Muncher 5 will be free on: July 29, 2014, 01:17:36 PM
AdGuard is nice and its "overlay" is more reliable than that of Ad Muncher IMO. (Also, the UI looks a bit better, but then again, Ad Muncher 5 looked OK on older Windows systems too. AdGuard's tray menu has a blurry font on Win8.1 for me.)

Filtering has some issues yet, such as banners not being detected correctly, but there's a "report banner" function.  Thmbsup
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