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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: April 14, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
Salut Salon : really great !  Thanks for the find.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Joint Text encryption on PC and IOS 6 on: March 20, 2014, 11:42:18 AM
Thanks for the directions !  I'll look into them !  I am a little bit afraid that PGP is too "heavy" or complicated to use.  But first things first, optimization will come later on.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Joint Text encryption on PC and IOS 6 on: March 20, 2014, 07:15:56 AM
Hi,
I would like to send encrypted text within mails that would work both on PC & iPhone. On PC, the free BestCrypt Text Encoder is fine but I need to decode/encode also on iPhone mails.  Could you recommend a solution ?
Thanks.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: March 01, 2014, 03:24:35 AM

I literally just fixed this in my mouse this past week. The problem is as Vurbal said. It's in the micro-switch. There's a very thin strip of metal that is bent in such a way that when you press down on the mouse button, it clicks down. Over time, it gets a bit bent out of shape and the click isn't as reliable, resulting in double clicks or clicks canceling even though you're still holding the button down.

You can try to fix it by opening up the switch and bending that little metal strip. Or you can just buy a new switch and either open it up and replace the little strip or replace the entire strip with some soldering.

I did it both ways. I have two Logitech M570 mice that both exhibited this click misbehavior. One started almost immediately after I bought it (as a replacement for a previous Logitech mouse with the same behavior!) so Logitech sent me a new one for free and didn't ask me to return the defective one. That was a couple of years ago. Lately the replacement started to have the same problem, so instead of buying a brand new mouse for $60 (or whatever) I decided to repair it for $0.60. I bought some micro-switches, but didn't have any soldering gear, so I just swapped out the thin strip of metal and my mouse is working fine. Then I decided to repair the older mouse which was essentially brand new and unused since I bought it, but this time I bought a soldering iron and solder wick (also known as desoldering braid) and fully replaced the micro-switch on it. Now I have two mice that both work better than they did when they were brand new. (c:

You can find some micro-switches for pretty cheap here: OMRON D2FC-F7N

You can also search on eBay.

(Special thanks to Edvard for giving me most of this information in the IRC channel a couple of weeks ago)

Thanks a lot for this very detailed and helpful information.  It seems to be really worth trying.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 28, 2014, 11:20:46 AM
You might be able to fix it but probably not by cleaning.

It largely depends on which of the moving parts is causing the problem. The most likely culprit is the return spring for the button flattening out over time. If you're careful (and don't have the manual dexterity of a small child like me) you can bend it back into shape. Of course it's just a thin strip of metal so any time you bend it there's a risk of it breaking.

That's also assuming the problem isn't elsewhere. Any moving part in between your finger and the electrical switch could technically be at fault. The spring just happens to be the most common.

Thanks ! I'll try this if it gets worse. If I can manage to open it !
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 28, 2014, 10:19:04 AM
i used to have that problem a long long time ago but back then i was using a cheapo mouse. nowadays, i alternate between Logitech MX518 and G602. however if your Logitech mouse is causing the problem, can't you just RMA it?
The warranty has expired, I bought it 3 years ago…  I just wonder if I can clean it somehow before discarding it and replacing it with another model.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 28, 2014, 05:28:07 AM
thanks MerleOne, it didn't seem like a hardware issue. anyway, what is the situation at your system?
Sometimes, when I click on something I get a double click and when I drag/drop an object, the operation fails as if I had unpressed the LMB before destination.  If I press a little harder, the problem goes away, so it is the mouse (LMB), but it's a high end model (Alienware/Logitech) and I would prefer to repair it than change it.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why my Win7 suddenly goes amnesiac? on: February 27, 2014, 01:34:25 PM
Just my 2 cents : did you try with another physical mouse ?  Mine has an issue that seems close to yours, I could change it but I just hope it will fix itself in time (just wishful thinking).
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 18, 2014, 03:11:45 PM
Ziplock storage container casket:
...

And where do you indicate the "expiration date" ?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 10, 2014, 04:05:19 AM
Took me an eternity to understand.  Well done !
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: February 05, 2014, 03:23:48 PM
I oscillate between XYplorer and Xplorer2 Ultimate.  I also occasionnally use Total Commander, and DirOpus, the latter being quite difficult to configure.  And on Mac OS, I use the excellent PathFinder.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: December 23, 2013, 04:48:08 AM
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She thinks however she might be Finnish, so much for a non existing language...

wait.. you mean the Finnish language is a real thing?  I thought it was a made up language like Klingon..  huh

That's just a wild guess, from her.  But since she teaches linguistics in La Sorbonne in Paris, I guess this might be a clue.  In the seventies I has never heard of finnish before, so there was no way I could dinstinguish it from a made up language.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: December 23, 2013, 04:44:56 AM
wait.. you mean the Finnish language is a real thing?  I thought it was a made up language like Klingon..  huh

so you thought it sounded bjorked?

BTW Bjork is from Iceland, I don't know if icelandish and finnish are related.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: December 23, 2013, 04:43:43 AM
wait.. you mean the Finnish language is a real thing?  I thought it was a made up language like Klingon..  huh

so you thought it sounded bjorked?

Yeah, all resistance to this tune is futile/useless !
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: December 22, 2013, 05:06:27 PM
sorry, I couldn't help it
 (see attachment in previous post)
Nice !
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: December 22, 2013, 10:14:21 AM
Hi all,

A friend of mine, actually a friend of my sisters, was able to recall the melody, but not the title neither the singer.  She thinks however she might be Finnish, so much for a non existing language...

Here is the public link to this tune :
https://dl.dropboxusercon...14809726/Tune_Nov2013.mp3

If this inspires anyone...

Thanks.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 19, 2013, 09:41:44 AM
Which is this? The best commercial ever, or the best commercial of all time?

Very funny...but wouldn't physics be in the way? How far does sound travel in the near vacuum that is space?

I think the monster is able to perceive radio signals, so he can hear what the astronauts say or any noise coming from within their suit.  Just a hunch...
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 19, 2013, 01:39:42 AM
Which is this? The best commercial ever, or the best commercial of all time?


Very nice find, thanks !  Maybe this is also a plot to discourage Chinese to send men to the moon in the upcoming years...
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 15, 2013, 05:00:14 PM
Cell phone crashing at the airport.

At first I thought it was only slightly amusing, but as it went on I couldn't help smiling and laughing more and more.  cheesy

Excellent !  Thanks for the find(ing?).
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 02, 2013, 11:36:28 AM

Great ! I hope SC has OCR at hand...
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: November 13, 2013, 01:13:03 PM
After The Gold Rush by Prelude 1974


Thanks for the suggestion and no alas, not that one.  The singer was alone and younger. AFAIR.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: November 13, 2013, 01:11:06 PM
Not the '70s, but the gestalt bears a resemblance:

I happen to have this album. I think one of the tracks was used by Newtek, a US company that made the "Video Toaster" for Amiga a while back.  And sorry, it's not part of this album.  Thanks.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: November 13, 2013, 01:09:26 PM
I think I have an inkling of what you're looking for, but I heard it a long time ago in the company of some very interesting individuals whose whereabouts I no longer know.

You mentioned french; perhaps a female singer covering Plastic Bertrand's "Ça Plane Pour Moi"? (the lyrics apparently make no sense, even in the original french).

As an aside, I did find something interesting in my searches:

Prisencolinensinainciusolw
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The song was produced with the purpose of exposing Italian pop artists and musicians who were deceiving the public, pretending to speak/understand English lyrics and plagiarizing American and English songs, so this was a satirical parody to underscore the fact that those artists and musicians were not fluent in any form of English at all, and the Italian public would accept and popularize any song sounding like English, whether or not it was accurate.

Or maybe it could be one of these?:
http://www.who-sang-that-...nse-word-song-titles.html


Thanks.  It was none of them but I'll definitely have a look to the website you mention.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: November 12, 2013, 03:24:43 AM
If anybody here would know who that is, it probably would be app103. She's the only person I know who is even more into fringe and obscure musicians, instruments, and idioms than I am. Grin

How about it April? You're our resident whiz for this sort of thing. smiley

Unfortunately, I can't help with this one. Not really an expert in foreign language (non-English) music.

Only one artist comes to mind when referring to songs in a made up language, and that would be Adiemus, but they didn't come into existence till the 90's...and they really couldn't be considered pop, any way. (new age)


Thanks, but definitely not that one, the singer is alone, and has a child-like voice.  I have a little hope to identify this song by asking a friend of my sisters that spent some time in UK.  But in any cases, keep sending suggestions and many thanks for all those already received.  If I could just remember the melody, this would help a lot, but for the moment it's gone.  Hypnosis  maybe ?

I have a similar experience with Köln Recital by Keith Jarett.  At that time, when one of my sisters brought back home this record and played it, I was mesmerized by this strange music.  Many years later, I came across a CD transcription of that legendary concert, and when I listened to it again after all those years, I couldn't recognize it, only the strangeness of the music was familiar.  I guess it would be the same here.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a seventies music title... on: November 11, 2013, 03:20:54 PM
I was thinking something more along the lines of Talitha Mackenzie's  Kiss Fair Shoulders - or Fionnaghuala if you speak Gaelic. (I don't!)

Even if it's not, Talitha is well worth a listen. Thmbsup

Not that one either, but nice to discover it.  The one I was looking for was less "rythmy".
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