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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: latex on: Today at 02:01:17 PM
My preferred LaTeX editor is TexMaker. Kalos, it has what you are looking for, in the drop-down menus «LaTeX» and «Math», as well as left side panel symbols.


I just installed TexMaker.
It seems very hard to use program for people who are new to this.
I was expecting a GUI of mathematical symbols, that when you click on each icon, to display an example on how to use the code to generate what you want
is there anything like this?
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Satnav for android on: Today at 01:00:48 PM
You should really try Sygic*, its partly free, and fully usable off-line (without internet connecton) if you pre-download the maps when still on WiFi.

* No connection to the company.

Sygic, Igo, Copilot, are all good and can all be used offline once you download maps.

thanks for your suggestions but I really need the excellent search feature of Google Maps, that you type anything (like petrol station, mcdonalds, partial post code, supermarket, etc) and it returns excellent local results
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Satnav for android on: Today at 12:46:25 PM
but I need connection to tell me the best route after taking into consideration the traffic!
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Satnav for android on: Today at 11:29:40 AM
You mean the 'voice volume' ? I have already set it to maximum.

But the USA voice doesn't say "including street names" below!
So it won't speak out street names! Which is an absolute no no.

Also, that Waze thingy, doesn't offer the ability to preview the voices somehow, which is bad
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: Today at 11:21:57 AM
Haven't tried this yet, but apparently the app SilentNight's description is:

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Configure the phone to go silent and/or airplane mode between two times of the day.

Note: one can get the apk from that page or install via F-Droid -- see the page for details if interested.
thanks but I kinda liked llama, because it also gives me the ability to disable wifi between two specific times of the weekdays
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: Today at 11:09:43 AM
Today I used llama.
I was enthusiastic about the many options it offers but I am disappointed.
This is because I set it to set my sound profile to silent, from 9am to 5pm when I am at work, and it didn't restore it at 5pm to 'normal profile'!
How can I do this?
Do I have to set another event trigger to set my phone to 'normal sound profile' each weekday after 5pm?
Same with WiFi, while it disabled wifi while I was at work, it didn't re-enable it, at 5pm.
Any hint?
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Satnav for android on: Today at 11:06:46 AM
I used Waze today.
Initially I was amazed by the good amount of warnings before turns and the timing they occur.
However, I used the Serena voice, the only UK English voice that has 'street names' and it was awful!
The quality is so bad, that it is heard like she speaks from a bad phone line!
Also, it is not loud at all!
Compared with Google Maps' voice which is loud and clear.

Any hint?
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: Today at 10:58:28 AM
The part I can't figure out how to do it is the 'automatically navigate to work' part

You said you're using Waze, right? For me, Waze handles that part automatically. When I start it up in the morning, it knows itself that what I normally do is drive to work, and it offers me that straighaway. And similarly in the evening, it knows that I'm going to be driving home.

how does that do it? how did you set it to do it?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: Today at 08:17:49 AM

Um... That article doesn't actually support your position, as it primarily confirms all of the issues/drawbacks mentioned earlier.

Why don't you get taught from the past? Problems are only to overcome them.
It's actually good that someone actually tries to develop robotic refuelling.
See the glass as half-full.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: voice message decoding on: Today at 06:26:31 AM
It's an android mobile.

I don't know, is there a UK provider that does it?


I use lyca
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / voice message decoding on: Today at 04:03:43 AM
Hello!

I often receive a voice message on my mobile saying blablabla call me at 0728473832, etc.

Is there an app that will automatically detect that phone number and offer me to call it?

Because I have to listen to the voice message a couple of times and write down the number and then dial it, etc which is a bit tedious and risky for errors

Thanks!

PS: I can see a problem with when voice message contains extension phone numbers, but okay.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: Today at 03:55:50 AM
I also want to automatically start up waze at 8am and navigate me to work, is it possible?

With Tasker that's pretty trivial. And you can go farther, like having it shut down Waze again once you've arrived at work.

The problem is that tasker is a paid app. I don't have problem to pay for it, but aren't there any freeware?
Can llama do it?
The part I can't figure out how to do it is the 'automatically navigate to work' part
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: Today at 02:44:24 AM
A robotic arm that refuels cars in service stations has been launched in the Netherlands.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: October 21, 2014, 04:58:06 PM
I also want to automatically start up waze at 8am and navigate me to work, is it possible?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: October 21, 2014, 03:33:33 PM
hello!

is there an android app to set my mobile on 'vibrate' mode automatically on specific hours and days? e.g. 9-5pm every weekday

thanks!
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 03:06:07 PM
just a ring to the hole of the fuel slot would be suffice!
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: latex on: October 21, 2014, 02:46:33 PM
I did downloaded Lyx

but you must already know the latex commands in order to type them and use them

I, instead, need something that will visually help me type latex code and thus help me learn latex

isn't there anything like this?

or maybe I miss something with Lyx?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 02:45:08 PM
we need to make corporations co-operate to develop world standards
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 02:35:18 PM
can we agree what the target is (refilling without even getting out of the car) and that we should work to develop the technology to achieve it?
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 12:52:21 PM
Stoic Joker, it's not 3 seconds of the operation

In order to understand it, you just need to let your fantasy free

Imagine, which would be the best way to refuel your car?

To me, I would just go to the station, and without leaving my car, an automatic robotic arm will insert the nozzle in the tank, fill it, and I just leave!

Now what do I do? I arrive at the station and wait in the quete, I start/stop the car few times, until I reach the filling point, I open the door and get out in the cold, put the nozzle, fill the tank, leave my car open and unsecure to go to the kiosk of the station, wait in the queue, interact with the cashier, search for money in my pocket and wait for change given which can be made a mistake or put out the card from my squeezed wallet, insert it to the slot, wait to connect, put my card back again, and then go back to my car, fasten my seatbelt, etc

I really doubt it's a 3 seconds improvement

It's not about convenience only, it's about both speed and security
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 06:29:41 AM
but 1 out of 700 people have the same fingerprint!

maybe dna check on spit or skin would be more reliable

Ah we finally get to Gattaca where only the elite families, like Gore Vidal's, can gas up.  If your blood ain't blue you're walkin;.



Why would petrol companies deny money from people with inferior or not specific dna?
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 02:59:41 AM
hello!

when will we eventually be able to go to a petrol station, fill our car, and pay automatically, contactless, instantly?

by a system that will recognize our plate and charge our account accordingly?

ok, if you want we can enter our pin to authorise the transaction, but for me personally it isn't necessary

thanks!

Have you heard of this new invention called the wheel?

oh we don't have it here in UK
where are you based? do you have it?

You do realise we have Contactless payment available at Tesco Petrol stations amongst many many others...for the most part, ASDA petrol stations are unmanned and require you to enter your Credit Card before pumping fuel...which...to be honest...if you are refueling...you are going to be standing around anyway, so it's not like you could be doing anything other than standing there...so it doesn't really take extra time  huh

I just used BP and it didn't have any such feature! Do I need a special card to pay contactless?
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 21, 2014, 02:58:15 AM
No devices in or on your car. No scanning your license plate. No key fobs. No QR codes.

Biometrics...your finger is all you need...pay by touch. The same finger can fuel up any car you happen to be driving, even a rental car. And if your car is stolen, they don't get to take your finger with it, usually.

http://usatoday30.usatoda...-shell-pay-by-touch_n.htm

And if they can move this to the trigger on the nozzle, you wouldn't have to even think about it....except in winter, when you wouldn't be able to get any gas without taking your glove off. Or when driving through NJ or Oregon, where it's illegal to pump your own gas.



but 1 out of 700 people have the same fingerprint!

maybe dna check on spit or skin would be more reliable
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 20, 2014, 03:02:38 PM
MilesAhead what do you say now?  smiley

On the gas ID thing it could be WiFi for that matter.  Same with info from the pump as to amount,price,octane rating etc..  The computer in the vehicle could calculate the net octane rating from all the mixes of gas.  Much simpler than actually analyzing it.  Of course things would have to be standardized to avoid being locked in to one gasoline company etc..

On the police cars when they are tuned up they are set to the spec in the book.  What's in the computer is done at the factory.  Most likely some pencil pusher cost accountant comes up with the brilliant idea of buying the cheap gas.  Thus the timing under load is way too advanced.  The guy doing the tune-up can see if the air filter is clogged pretty easily.  Getting gas with the octance available when the car was manufactured is another matter if the cop car has a big V8.

Before electronic ignition and after they started raising the gas prices if I knew the customer was burning regular in a high compression engine I used to performance time it via test drive.  It would at least not react like a bucking bronco.  But it's not worth the effort if you get some dick who wants the settings "by the book" as you can never get  him to admit the gasoline available when he bought the car is not for sale now.  Thus making the initial timing wrong.  Especially if the cheap bastard is buying regular on top of it.  smiley



ok ok  Grin
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: when will we eventually be able to on: October 20, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
MilesAhead what do you say now?  smiley
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