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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: All data services on Android off, still got charged roaming in Italy! Bastards! on: May 19, 2014, 03:56:35 AM
Up until a few days ago you could make calls using Google Voice through data using an app (such as GrooVe IP). But Google just changed it so you can't hook into the service anymore. So now I need to figure out how to make calls again, because I've been using a phone with only WiFi service (no plan with a cellular carrier) to make calls since I'm almost always connected to a WiFi AP.

Maybe I'll have to start using Skype again.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Lite - viable 1st Linux alternative for XP and Vista users on: May 19, 2014, 03:50:30 AM
Mine is also a MSI Wind, but it's a U120. I just installed Linux Mint Petra XFCE on it a month or two ago when XP was officially unsupported. It seemed to run really well for a day or two, but now is sluggish even though I don't think I installed anything since when it was still running pretty well. So maybe I'll try this Linux Lite as a Live USB.
128  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: ARMA: Cold War Assault free on Steam until Monday (19 May 2014) on: May 16, 2014, 04:39:57 PM
Thanks!
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Lite - viable 1st Linux alternative for XP and Vista users on: May 16, 2014, 02:53:37 PM
A requirement of 1024x768 rules out my netbook. )c: It's a measly 1024x600.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sell your MS Office 2010? on: May 14, 2014, 03:21:29 PM
You can also try LibreOffice, which is free. Thmbsup
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: May 14, 2014, 03:17:38 PM
That cat did a full flying kick into the dog!

Wow! Impressive.
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free Web Space if you already have free domain? on: May 14, 2014, 02:08:47 PM
Some DVCS sites such as BitBucket and Github allow you to run a repository as a website.

You can then set up a custom CNAME for your domain to point to the DVCS, which makes it look like you've got the content hosted on your domain.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Create a profiles for users on a Workgroup and disable Homegroup options & wifi on: May 13, 2014, 02:17:49 AM
A computer will automatically try to join a homegroup during the installation of the OS (at least on Windows 7) if it detects one on the network.

If you want a Windows 7 computer to leave a homegroup it is a part of, follow these instructions:

1. Press the Windows button on the keyboard (or open the start menu) and type "HomeGroup" (without quotes) and press Enter.

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2. You will see a window that looks like this:

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3. Click the "Leave the homegroup..." button. You'll get a popup asking you to confirm, at which point the computer will be removed from ALL homegroups it may be connected to.




And finally, you may want to click on the "Change advanced sharing settings..." on the HomeGroup screen. The bottom section of the advanced settings is related to HomeGroup connections. Changing that to require accounts and passwords rather than HomeGroups may solve the problem of these computers mysteriously re-joining the Homegroups again.

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134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 12, 2014, 07:07:37 PM
Here's one that is very much like my entry, except from the perspective of a human fighting off the worm(s).



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Protip for slaying worms: you actually don't need to aim precisely, you can aim just a bit down and hit a worm every time it's descending
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 12, 2014, 03:33:12 PM
Just be sure that you rate the games based on the compo/jam versions and not the "post compo" versions. That would be unfair.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 10, 2014, 02:07:49 PM
Here's another pretty high quality game. And it's nice and relaxing, so I'll go out on a limb and say it's Tao-approved. (c:


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Sail the sea, discover underwater treasures, and befriend a squid! Gather all six treasures to see a special ending :D

WSAD: Sail boat
Left Mouse: Drag fishing net
Right Mouse: Use hook
Space: Use spyglass

One thing that confused me at first was that you don't start with the hook or the spyglass, so those controls won't do anything until after you acquire those items. (c:
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 09, 2014, 01:31:08 PM
Hi Burderdare, and welcome! Thanks for coming here and creating an account to talk about your LD29 entry. It was a clever take on the theme. I liked it. Thmbsup
138  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Google not paying for OSS / how OS licence choice relates to monetization of OSS on: May 07, 2014, 09:17:33 PM
Thanks for clarifying that. I originally took you to mean that Linus had indeed been approached but was somehow legally unable to say so, so he nodded yes but said no.
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 07, 2014, 05:46:36 PM
Interesting. I'm not really a Platformer guy myself, but on my wanderings I did see lots of people doing them. How did this make your list as a 5? What finesses about platformers are super important to you?

And how tight do you like your difficulty levels? In the comments I keep seeing notes between the commenters and devs that the devs misjudge the difficulty quite often, maybe because they intuitively have a feel for how they are involved with the controls and the content, and can make all those tight hops. (But then I never mastered the asdw/arrow controls for games either.)

In my surveys here I tend to enjoy relaxing with a game that others might call too easy, but it means I can at least get solidly into the game before maybe some spot just makes me call it a day and move on.

Corollary, I like watching speedruns! : )

Edit: I just needed a nap!

It's definitely a hard game. In fact, I didn't beat it.

But I rated it as a 5 in all categories because...

Somebody created it from scratch in 48 hours.

The art was pretty good. It all fit a style/theme and worked well together. It looked good.
The game itself was pretty well developed. Text above the player's head, the police chasing the escapee, the helicoptor, the platformer controls were pretty good (though I feel there was a problem with knowing where the player's feet were, which made it easy to fall off the edge just as you press the jump button.
The sounds and audio were well done.
It made a good use of the theme "Beneath the Surface"
It wasn't a worm game or underwater game (good innovation).

Etc.

I think most people, when reviewing games, give a rating based on how much they enjoy playing the game, or seeing the pretty visuals, or hearing the nice audio. I think the LD ratings are (or should be) different. I think the rating should be based on the understanding that time was limited, and developing all aspects of a game is difficult with such limitations on time. In other words, I'm rating not just how enjoyable I feel the game is, but also based on how well developed it is.

Senilescape might not be that impressive of a game compared to something like Super Meat Boy (which I believe also had its origins in a LD competition), but the difference between Super Meat Boy and Senilescape is that Senilescape was made in 48 hours by one person while Super Meat Boy was made over the course of several months by (mainly) two or three people and (IIRC) with grant money and other support from Microsoft.

Senilescape is one of the few games that both impressed me from a technical/completeness perspective and from a fun/gameplay perspective. Really, the only complaint I have about it is that the jumping was a tiny bit off, resulting in falling onto spikes when I felt the jump button should have worked. My guess for this problem is that the physics engine probably sees the character as a thinner rectangle than the sprite would indicate.

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That is, if the physics sees the character as the size outlined in pink then the sprite gives the player the impression he has some extra width (underlined in green) that is still standing on the ledge before he has to jump. This means that if the pink area is no longer on the ground, but the green area still is, the player will be unable to jump and will fall.
140  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Google not paying for OSS / how OS licence choice relates to monetization of OSS on: May 07, 2014, 01:42:27 PM
(When asked if the NSA ever approached the Linux kernal maintainer group to put in a backdoor, Linus Torvalds nodded an exaggerated yes while smiling broadly - and then said "No." Try getting that degree of candor from the corporate crowd.)

His tone of voice and demeanor were very sarcastic/silly. A few seconds later when the laughter died down, and this time without any indication of humor, he more seriously shook his head and repeated, "No."
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 07, 2014, 01:23:08 PM
Here's one I just played. It was the first one I thought was deserving of 5-stars across the board:

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You are an old gangster, locked up in a prison for 42 years, and you suddenly find a way to get out of the cell. Your goal is to escape and stay beneath the surface so you don't get killed.

(There is no preloader and the filesize is 6Mb, so it might take some time to download)

142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 07, 2014, 01:06:01 AM
It would be great if you would link to the respective LD29 entry page instead of (or in addition to) linking directly to these games so that people who play them can also rate them. Thmbsup
143  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature request: quickly switch between PNG und JPG on: May 05, 2014, 02:15:24 PM
Due to their better quality, PNG generally have a larger filesize than JPG, hence the longer loading times.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a good non-Logitech keyboard on: May 05, 2014, 01:41:29 PM
They look more like a Space Invaders player-ship to me. But I just call them arrow keys. :-D
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a good non-Logitech keyboard on: May 04, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
What is an Inverted-T cursor key? huh
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a good non-Logitech keyboard on: May 03, 2014, 01:42:48 AM
At least two things about that Gyration keyboard would really bother me:

The Fn key is in the wrong place. Ctrl should always be on the outside.
No numpad.

I can nitpick a lot of other things about it. I'm not a fan of the compressed/condensed/compact form factor. It makes too many keys go in places that don't make sense. And actually, it reminds me of my first ever illuminated keyboard. The EluminX. They inexplicably compressed the keyboard layout (but kept the numpad). There were lots of little things I didn't like about that keyboard, but considering it was the first and (AFAIK) only illuminated keyboard on the market at the time, and considering how much I paid for it, I was psychologically invested in my decision. cheesy
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a good non-Logitech keyboard on: May 02, 2014, 05:49:00 PM
At this point it wouldn't really have mattered. I thought it only had a 1 year warranty on it, so I'm sure I voided any warranty that would have remained on it when I tried to take it apart.

But in the future I'll be sure to check to make sure my devices are no longer in warranty before I attempt to repair them myself. (c:
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a good non-Logitech keyboard on: May 02, 2014, 05:45:17 PM
A $100 keyboard should last longer than that. And no, I didn't spill anything on it. I'm sick and tired of my Logitech devices failing after only a couple of years

You might want to see if you have records for when you bought the K800 - it has a 3 year warranty, so you might be able to get it replaced for minimal cost.

I thought I had bought it when I got this computer in August 2011, but it seems my memory was a little off. According to my records, I bought it just over 3 years ago. January 28, 2011 for just under $60 (after gift cards).
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: An interesting look at what 'Big Data' means to privacy on: May 02, 2014, 04:53:54 PM
She makes a scary point about how the act of just trying to avoid being tracked makes you appear immoral or criminal. And that right there is a problem. Sad
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 02, 2014, 03:36:29 PM
This video is fairly amusing. And at the end it becomes pretty hilarious in multiple ways.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cumTHJHoHIM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cumTHJHoHIM</a>
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