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26  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Big two day Fall sale on Gog on: November 12, 2014, 02:47:20 PM
Thanks!

Looks like a bit further down the page you can visit GOG every day and click on an image to "collect stamps" and after you do that 7 times you get The Witcher 2 and a movie for free.

Also, today is November 12. The sale ends November 25th. I'm not sure how that counts as a 2-day sale...
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 32bit vs 64bit question on: November 11, 2014, 06:47:28 PM
Another thing is that 64-bit programs automatically take up more memory because they need larger pointers or need to allocate larger something something or something. I'm no expert at it, so I am probably wrong about something here.

But the amount of extra memory you have to work with more than makes up for the little bit of extra memory it takes up to allocate/point to the memory.
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 06:34:50 PM
I think I figured out encryption! At least on my Linux VM.

If you view the contact and from the contact page click "Compose" to write a message to them, encryption doesn't work. But if you just click the pen icon at the top of the screen to start composing a new message, and manually add the contacts by typing the name in and clicking on the contact from the dropdown list (should have a green padlock icon) then the message will work with encryption.

I've also been told that it can take about 5 minutes after you add a contact with encryption keys before the green padlock icon appears. (I added a new contact with key information about 20+ minutes ago and I'm still waiting for it to show up...)

I'm not sure if there's much/any difference in the two versions of Mailpile I'm running. The one I am running in my Linux VM was cloned from the release/beta branch whose last commit was in early October. The one I'm running on Windows was just using the installer. I've gotten the green padlocks to show up in Linux, but I added the contacts sometime yesterday. I can't get them to show up on my Windows copy, but it's "only" been 25 or so minutes since I added them. Mailpile is still slowly but surely trying to download all my messages from my linked Gmail account (about 45k of 75k downloaded), so I'm not sure if that slows things down or not.
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Developer Edition on: November 11, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
I might use this Developer Edition, if/when it's available in a portable version, since there are some differences between how Pale Moon and the latest Firefox renders pages.

Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition, Portable 35.0a2 (web browser) Released
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free on: November 11, 2014, 04:19:03 PM
Fixed for legibility.

Or are YOU? 
How do you know HE is doing it wrong?
Who are YOU to say HE is wrong?
YOU might be wrong!
Trololololol
haha

31  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 11, 2014, 04:17:16 PM
That's what I see, too.

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32  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 04:10:27 PM
Anyone have any information on how to make Mailpile work on a portable device? The website talks about putting it on a USB, but, then why does the installation default to Program Files? I'd like to do that.

Right now I'm testing it both in a linux VM and I've got it installed on my Windows box (in Program Files).

As far as I'm aware, MailPile is exclusively a client, not a server, and you can't sync between the clients. At least, I can't seem to find a way to do that. Maybe if you could forward the port, then have it on another computer and connect to it via direct IP? You can send mail P2P, and it will be stored locally, but not sure if P2P is implemented yet. I was trying to look through the FAQ for confirmation, but the website seems to be down at the time I'm writing this.

I've tried forwarding the port but I can't seem to access the web end of Mailpile from another device on my network. )c:

I guess I could use something like BitTorrent Sync to backup/sync the Mailpile data between multiple devices. They recommend that you backup the Mailpile data file(s) anyway. But hopefully in the future the web front-end will be (optionally) exposed to the network.

So... this has been hard to test because I don't really know anyone else using GPG, but I tried setting up multiple accounts and I can't get Mailpile to actually encrypt anything. It signs the messages just fine, but can anyone get actual encryption to work? huh I click the padlock icon and nothing happens.
Not yet implemented, seemingly. Or, I believe it requires a direct connection with someone who can decrypt it, that is, someone who is also using Mailpile or similar.

It makes sense that you can't encrypt a message if you don't have the public key for the person you're sending it to (since you encrypt it using their public key). But I've added an address to my contacts with the public key, but I still can't get Mailpile to encrypt the messages. I also tried consulting the FAQ and other information, but their site is down for me, too.

What I would like to do is download all my mail from Gmail's server so that, from Google's point of view, I have no mail stored on their mail servers. I would then like to be able to access my self-hosted webserver/client where all my mail actually resides. I want the convenience of accessing my email from anywhere without actually having to store it "in the cloud" where 3rd parties can read/snoop through it.

No, IMAP does not do that. You'll have to wait until they finish implementing POP3 into it.

That is incorrect.  Most IMAP clients only download headers- but some implementations download the whole message.  It really depends on their implementation.

So IMAP can download all the mail from the server, and then remove it from the server, but keep it locally? The way POP accounts (used to) work?
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Call to arms on net neutrailty on: November 11, 2014, 04:00:47 PM
I'm no fan of Ted Cruz. [...] But he's about right on this. [...]

And while I actually really do like The Oatmeal... he's full of baloney.

How is he right about it? And how is The Oatmeal wrong?

I think it's a very poor analogy to compare Net Neutrality to Obamacare. Net Neutrality isn't about government restricting the speed. It's about the government telling ISPs that they cannot selectively restrict the speed of traffic. It's basically a non-discrimination clause for internet traffic.

And sure, maybe The Oatmeal isn't mentioning some of the other problems that would/could arise (such as the possibility that if ISPs can't restrict some traffic, they'll just restrict all traffic unless you pay more), but that still doesn't invalidate the things The Oatmeal is saying.
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 01:36:41 PM
So... this has been hard to test because I don't really know anyone else using GPG, but I tried setting up multiple accounts and I can't get Mailpile to actually encrypt anything. It signs the messages just fine, but can anyone get actual encryption to work? huh I click the padlock icon and nothing happens.

So it's an email client... than I run on my computer... that has a web-server... that I can connect to from anywhere (as long as my PC is running/connected/reachable)?

Mailpile does not have a web-server. They don't own any servers. Using servers is completely optional and only available if you sync an account from a service that has servers, like Gmail.

But it does have a webserver. Or else how could you access it from your browser? You install Mailpile and it runs a web server on your local machine (localhost:33411). Which you could then theoretically access remotely.

Can IMAP also remove mail from the server like POP3 traditionally did/does? Would that make it look like it was erased/deleted from my Gmail account?

With the advent of MIME, IMAP2 was extended to support MIME body structures and add mailbox management functionality (create, delete, rename, message upload) that was absent from IMAP2.
This then carried over to IMAP4, which is the current implement. Now, this could be just referencing the local structure, but I'm not really sure.

I think I failed to accurately describe what I meant. I know that IMAP can delete, rename, create, etc. emails. But as I understand it, IMAP connects to the server and makes changes on the server, leaving all your mail on the server. Whereas POP would download everything from the server so that once it was finished checking your mail, your mail was no longer on the server.

What I would like to do is download all my mail from Gmail's server so that, from Google's point of view, I have no mail stored on their mail servers. I would then like to be able to access my self-hosted webserver/client where all my mail actually resides. I want the convenience of accessing my email from anywhere without actually having to store it "in the cloud" where 3rd parties can read/snoop through it.
35  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 10, 2014, 06:48:24 PM
Per sort categories, do you know if it pulls the same games in the same order?

I believe so, but I haven't done anything to absolutely verify that to be the case.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 10, 2014, 06:37:36 PM
Quote from the Known Issues part of the release notes (emphasis added):

IMAP
  • There may be noticable delays between when a message is downloaded and when it appears in UI
  • Does not yet recognize whether messages are "new" or already read (so all are marked as new)
  • Can not yet delete from server or otherwise synchronize local changes
  • Non-ASCII characters in folder names are not properly decoded
  • Support for STARTTLS is missing

Having all messages marked as new is annoying, but can be dealt with. But being unable to synchronize any local changes basically makes MailPile read-only as far as organizing your mail goes.  Can't delete or mark as spam or archive or sort into any various folder/tags and have your changes saved on the server. So it's kind of worthless for reading Gmail right now. And since POP3 doesn't work at all, IMAP with the above limitations is the best you get for now.

I really like the idea of MailPile and I'm looking forward to it being developed a bit more fully. It looks really cool. I'd really like to use it.

One question I have that I can't find the answer to is this, there's an option to Download mail from the Server or Do Not Download. I'm not sure what this does. I thought IMAP left the mail on the server so it can be accessed (quickly) from multiple devices/locations. Whereas POP3 downloaded the mail from the server so that only the device that connected to the server would get the mail.

Is this a fundamental misunderstanding on my part? Can IMAP also remove mail from the server like POP3 traditionally did/does? Would that make it look like it was erased/deleted from my Gmail account? Would that then allow me to use my MailPile client as a "server" which I can access from multiple devices/sources?
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 10, 2014, 01:53:46 PM
I'm confused. The features make it sound like an email server. But they say repeatedly that it's just an email client. I guess I need to research a bit more on how email works behind the scenes.

So it's an email client... than I run on my computer... that has a web-server... that I can connect to from anywhere (as long as my PC is running/connected/reachable)?

But I'd still need to use e.g., Google's SMTP servers to send and receive mail?

I think I like it. I've downloaded it. I'll install it and see how it goes.
38  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 10, 2014, 12:50:34 PM
Here's a non-LD game I'd like to see your opinion on. It's definitely Phoenix-Easy.

http://blocsilent.itch.io/dance-to-the-finish
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 09, 2014, 11:58:45 PM
[EDIT] Mailpile was previously discussed on DC in this thread. [/EDIT]

Anyone else excited?

It's generally considered good form to include a link to what you're talking about.

Mail clients that are brower-based make me sad. Sad

This was my opinion ("I feel sorry for people who use webmail") until I started using Gmail. Then I started feeling sorry for people who didn't use Gmail. Nothing has done email nearly as well as Gmail.

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what "browser-based" means in this case...
40  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 09, 2014, 01:41:47 AM
Earlier today I posted a sneak peak image of the game in it's very early stages. It looked like this:

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After others had seen that image with my awful placeholder graphics, I had a few comments in IRC about how awful the game looked (they said it more tactfully than that). Mouser mentioned that it looked like an old Atari 2600 game. TaoPhoenix asked me if I could use some of the visual resources I'd used for my LD30 game to make it look better. I knew it looked awful. I hadn't started working on making it look pretty yet. That was going to happen later. I had only blocked out a few visual elements so I could prototype and get the game working as quickly as possible. But to try to appease some of the visual concerns, I quickly added some colors and took another screenshot.

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But it still looked like an Atari 2600 game. Only this time in color. Further discussion about the graphics motivated me to start spending time on making it prettier right away. So I focused on the visuals for a few hours and while it's still a work in progress, here's how things look now:

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I'm glad I spent the time doing this. Now that it looks nicer it also seems a lot more fun to play, even though virtually nothing has changed gameplay wise.

So thanks for motivating me to polish it up! Thmbsup
41  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 08, 2014, 06:59:52 PM
I just updated the main post with a sneak peek.
42  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 08, 2014, 09:23:59 AM
I don't go into the basement. It's dark and scary down there.
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: looking for good/working way to text from computer on: November 08, 2014, 09:17:48 AM
Google Voice/Google Hangouts. I use this to send and receive texts and calls from all my Android devices and from my PC.

Or DeskSMS by Koushik Dutta aka ClockworkMod (scroll down):

http://www.clockworkmod.com/
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: BIG NEWS: Scientists have now managed to link the minds of three pairs of people on: November 07, 2014, 02:42:47 PM
wat!  ohmy
45  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 07, 2014, 01:46:12 PM
NANY 2015 Entry Information

Application Name Untitled Game
Version Pre-Alpha
Short Description Drop bombs, destroy buildings.
Supported OSes Windows/OSX/Linux/Web
Web Page None yet
Download Link None yet
System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.6+, Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
  • Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
  • CPU: SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Web player supports IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and others.
Version History
  • No history yet.
Author Deozaan


Description
This is a game about violence and destruction.

Features
TBD

Planned Features
TBD

Screenshots

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Usage
Installation
Unzip to your directory of choice.
Windows: Run the exe file.
Linux: Run the .x86 or .x64 file.
OSX: I have no idea.

Using the Application
TBD

Uninstallation
Delete the directory containing the game files (and all subdirectories).
Some information (high scores, volume settings, etc.) is saved to registry or equivalent, which on Windows is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Deozaan/[GameTitleHere]

Tips
TBD

Known Issues
TBD
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Thoughts on the tech on the TV show Scorpion? on: November 05, 2014, 07:14:08 PM
I don't really watch TV, so I'd never heard of Scorpion aside from this thread. But I just looked into it on IMDB. The user-reviews are pretty telling. Sorry for the Spoiler boxes; I can't figure out how to link to specific reviews on IMDB.

Here's one that is especially biting:


Here's another:


Or how about this one, which I assume is ironic.

47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: November 04, 2014, 10:20:09 PM
But, every now and then there are some seriously cool ones. This music video falls into the AWESOME category!  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU</a>

Reminds me of this one, which was written when scientists said there were only 3 forms of matter:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbgul1NpEA8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbgul1NpEA8</a>

Then after scientists decided there was a 4th form of matter, they wrote this one:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkGSV9WDMA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkGSV9WDMA</a>
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Unpleasant advertisements of the past on: November 04, 2014, 06:06:19 PM
To my recollection, Mormons are not allowed to drink any kind of alcohol, soda, coffee or tea.

It's alcohol, coffee, and tea. Though some will drink herbal tea. Don't ask me why. I don't understand it.

But that doesn't necessarily invalidate what App said about the Mormons using some sort of tea to treat asthma. They didn't always have the diet restrictions that they now do. From the sounds of it, it may have been long ago enough that they might still have been partakers of tea, tobacco, etc.
49  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release: Blasteroids on: November 04, 2014, 05:11:41 PM
Yet another update:

v1.141104.9
  • Added option to slow time when asteroids get close to give you more time to react (enabled by default).
  • Asteroids which destroy your turret are also destroyed themselves.
  • Respawn shockwave destroys nearby asteroids, making it much less likely to die immediately upon spawning.
  • The number of asteroids on screen at once is now displayed on screen.
50  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.40 shrinkwrapped! on: November 03, 2014, 11:42:00 AM
Have you tried renaming a .tmp to .exe and running it. I suspect they might be copies the program saved since it couldn't overwrite the original.

I tried that and it's just a vanilla fSekrit.exe. It opens straight up to a blank text editor with no prompt for a password.

I agree with 4wd's guess:
Quote
c) Your AV/AM program has taken exception to fSekrit and refuses to let it write out the final executable.

Well, sometimes it lets me write it out, and sometimes it doesn't. It often gives me that error first and then if I try to save again it will save. But this last time I tried it, it refused to save no matter how many times I tried. That is... until I saved to a different file.

I checked and it's not set to read-only.

I'm guessing it has something to do with how long the program has been open. Because if I open the file and edit it and save it within a couple of minutes, it works fine. But there's one or two in particular that I leave open for long periods of time (because I repeatedly need the info contained in it) and after perhaps a couple of days it starts giving me the error about not being able to save it.
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