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51  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Tresorit - Cloud storage service (FREE) - Mini-Review. (WARNING!) on: June 04, 2015, 02:41:48 PM
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XIV Inactive Free Accounts
62. If You have chosen a plan with no charge ("Free Account") and if Your Free Account was inactive for at least one-hundred and twenty (120) days and no valid User Plan is bound to Your Free Account, Tresorit will send You a notice. Fifteen (15) days after such notice, Tresorit may suspend Your Free Account or delete all of Your Content related to Your Free Account, and/or we may terminate the Agreement between You and Tresorit.

The policy itself of deleting "inactive" accounts that aren't paying for service doesn't really bother me.

The question, really, is did you receive the notification emails about the deletion of your account, and if not, why not?
52  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Steam Introduces Refunds. on: June 04, 2015, 02:09:26 AM
Yeah, I see this as a positive move for Steam. I've never known a company worse at customer service/support than Steam. Well, except for Google.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 02, 2015, 01:28:34 AM
From the above link:
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As previously announced, upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 are free for the first year of availability.

Gotta love ambiguous statements...Does that mean if you upgrade within a year of release...it's free.......or does it mean tha a year after upgrading I will be stuck paying them however much?

The whole thing is becoming more confusing lol...although, I am 99% sure it is simply free if you upgrade within a year (With no sudden "pay us $X" at the end of it)

Stephen, do yourself a favor and read the FAQ by Microsoft. It clears up almost every question you've asked in this thread.

But just because I know you're almost as lazy as I am (tongue), the answer is that you don't pay to upgrade after the first year if you've done it within the first year.

It's not that Windows 10 is free for the first year, it's the upgrade that is free for the first year. After that, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 (because you didn't do it during the first year), you'll have to pay for it.
54  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor DirectX Capture Addon - EARLY BUGGY BETA on: June 02, 2015, 01:22:33 AM
I noticed in the latest version of Screenshot Captor that there's an option to do a DirectX capture, but it says the addon must be downloaded first. Was this feature ever finished?

If not, you may want to remove the DirectX capture option from the latest stable release (4.12.0) of SC.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Matchstick - A streaming stick using Firefox OS [Kickstarter] on: June 01, 2015, 09:36:39 PM
So, when is it time to start a class action lawsuit or whatever to get a refund since they seem to have gone AWOL? I see some comments in the KickStarter mention something about August, but I don't see any of the recent updates say anything about updates/shipments happening in August.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 07:40:54 PM
You were certainly interested enough to reply immediately.

Maybe you missed the discussion about it that started yesterday?

I just got home and found my computer (Windows 7 x64) had rebooted after a BSOD, and I noticed a Windows logo in the tray which I had never seen before.

I clicked it and got a message about a free upgrade to Windows 10:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Anyone else seeing this?
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 04:33:21 PM
I'm not entirely sure why I'm so excited for Windows 10. I couldn't get the Technical release to work, VM or otherwise. I have the computer power, and plenty of RAM, so it shouldn't have been an issue. Yet, coming from Microsoft 'July 29th', and free to boot, I feel very anxious with anticipation.

Yeah, after playing around with Windows RT (which is pretty much Windows 8.1 on ARM, I think) on my Surface, and a bit of the Windows 10 preview, I'm pretty excited about Windows 10 as well. I'm liking it a lot. Though honestly I'm not entirely sure why, because it runs pretty sluggishly on my VM and I haven't bothered to really explore the OS much.

As a side question...in terms of coding for Windows 10...has much changed?  Can we still use the same processes as in Windows 7/8?  Will we still be allowed to download software from outside the Windows Store?  Will the OS still bullshit people and tell them because you are not installing from a "Verified Publisher" that it was probably a virus...and then deletes the installer for you? (Seriously...that annoys me more than anything else on Windows recently...Having my OWN software blocked by my own OS then being told I am not trusted and probably trying to release viruses...)

Answering your questions in reverse order:

I've never experienced the OS deleting the installer for me. I've had Chrome hide downloads from me and not tell me how to find them. But not Windows.

In the Windows 10 Technical Preview, I've installed things using the regular .exe/.msi installers. I don't think I've even used the Windows Store in the preview.

As far as coding things go... I've only slightly dabbled in it. I managed to install one of my games on my Windows RT Surface tablet using the Windows 10 Technical Preview (because you need Windows 8.1+ to make Windows Store builds). And the process I had to use to do that was new to me. But I was doing it for A) a Windows RT device and B) Windows Store application. So I don't know if regular .exe builds are affected by this.
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 04:04:20 PM
Feature deprecation section
  • Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.

Wait what? so if there is an update with issues on your system, you cannot stop it being applied?

Sounds like standard Windows behavior since at least Vista. I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC. My wife has Vista Home on her laptop. Her laptop will automatically restart or even resume from sleep/standby to install updates. Mine never install or reboot without my permission.

That said, you can probably configure it so it only installs critical updates automatically and other updates are optional. But I'm just guessing at that. Hopefully critical updates won't cause issues, but rather will resolve them. cheesy

I have seen the offer on Windows 7 - but not on Windows 8.1, where I would actually consider updating...

Did you install the Windows Update you need for it? See below for info:

You might recall back in April there was a lot of noise about an optional update that Microsoft released to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, KB3035583.

When the folks at MYCE took a closer look at this patch they discovered that it could be used for downloading Windows 10 when it comes to market. There was also code in that update that referred to ads/advertising for the Windows 10 upgrade.

It is very likely that these system notifications are a results of that Windows Update because at least one user in the Reddit thread removed KB3035583 and the notice went away.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 03:40:47 PM
I was just reading about that here:

Feature deprecation section

  • If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
  • Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.
  • Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
  • If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer's website.
  • If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 02:50:34 PM
Supposedly it is July 29.

I've read that July 29 is the RTM date. But there's a bit of a delay between RTM and when it's officially released to the public.

And yeah, looks like it is July 29, straight from Microsoft's mouth!

Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. It will be available starting July 29, 2015; people can reserve their free upgrade today.

You only have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 02:47:09 PM
Some places say the upgrade offer is available in the first year after Windows 10 is released.

Edit: The FAQ seems to cover most of these:

https://www.microsoft.com...gb/windows/windows-10-faq

The FAQ wasn't working for me last night when I clicked the links. I just got an error 404 type message.

But now it is! Oddly, the EN-US version is different from the EN-GB version:

https://www.microsoft.com...us/windows/windows-10-faq

And here's a link with information about the Windows 10 Upgrade:

https://www.microsoft.com...indows/windows-10-upgrade
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: dream phone on: June 01, 2015, 12:11:59 PM
I've used my single-SIM phone before to be on a phone call AND load data from the internet via 3G/4G at the same time.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 12:04:16 PM
Supposedly it is July 29.

I've read that July 29 is the RTM date. But there's a bit of a delay between RTM and when it's officially released to the public.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 01:03:52 AM
I saw news articles today about Windows 10 release date & price being leaked. Here's one:

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...ice-and-release-date.html
65  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: New replies to your posts behavior changed on: June 01, 2015, 12:20:58 AM
As Ath said, I notice it most often when I'm using https on DonationCoder. But I do occasionally see my own posts in "Unread Posts" view mode when using standard http.

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66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 12:05:34 AM
I just got home and found my computer (Windows 7 x64) had rebooted after a BSOD, and I noticed a Windows logo in the tray which I had never seen before.

I clicked it and got a message about a free upgrade to Windows 10:

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Anyone else seeing this?
67  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Captain Forever (+ Successor, Imposter and Jameson Alpha) for $9 !! on: May 31, 2015, 01:14:02 AM
NECRO THREAD ARISE!

I bought this game back when it was mentioned in this thread, but never really played it other than for perhaps an hour the day I bought it. I felt like it was still too early in development and I was waiting for it to feel more finished. (That's just the impression I had about the game then, maybe it was finished after all.)

I saw an officially licensed Captain Forever game show up on Steam recently (in late March) and looked into it but right now it's Early Access, which almost always guarantees I'm not interested (yet) in it due to too many stories about some Early Access games never delivering on their promises.

So it may or may not be good/fun for people who enjoy the Captain Forever games. That said, I've come across something else that is similar, but has been much more enjoyable for me in the small amount of time I've had to play it.

It's called Reassemly.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3XRUkvq28" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3XRUkvq28</a>
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: why MS Word breaks format on: May 29, 2015, 01:56:20 PM
Some programs allow you to use ctrl-shift-v to paste without the copied formatting.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: May 28, 2015, 11:31:50 PM
I remember when Chrome first came out, I wasn't very impressed by it. But after a while it showed significant improvement and I gradually made the shift from Firefox to Chrome as my primary browser.

Back when Google Chrome launched, I downloaded the beta, played with it for a few minutes and promptly uninstalled it. Dismissing it as pointless and redundant (not to mention not nearly as good as Firefox).

Recently I found out my brother uses Chrome and I asked him why and he mentioned a couple of things that got me interested in trying it again: It launches faster than Firefox and each tab runs in its own process so if one tab crashes it doesn't bring down the entire browser.

Maybe Vivaldi will follow a similar pattern.
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 8GB I7 256GB SSD on: May 28, 2015, 11:25:23 PM
I stated in another thread that I recently got the Surface 2, which is an ARM device running Windows RT. And I'm almost in love with it. If only it ran full Windows, which the Surface 3 does, I'd absolutely love it!

I would definitely buy one, especially the one mentioned in this thread (Pro 3, 8GB RAM, i7, 256GB) if it wasn't so expensive. Kiss Kiss Kiss
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Hola VPN sells users' bandwidth on: May 28, 2015, 01:32:26 PM
I installed Hola as a Chrome extension some time ago (within the past year) when I first heard about it from someone who is less technologically inclined than I am asking me if it was safe to use. (In fact, I still have it installed (disabled) as I write this--something I'll fix right away!) It seemed to do what it said, but I also didn't like the idea that all the traffic was being routed through who knows where.

I said that it looked like it was probably safe to use if you really needed to, but I recommended to always disable the extension when she didn't need the VPN features so that she could be sure it wasn't "spying" on her (gathering her information or using her services) in any way.

Looks like I was right to do that.

Thanks for sharing this.  Thmbsup
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 24, 2015, 03:18:23 AM
Warn all your friends about the dangers of the Selfie Stick with this PSA:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fmQs37YqXg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fmQs37YqXg</a>
73  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015) on: May 23, 2015, 12:38:17 PM
Don't know if this is common practice these days, but the one who thought this up deserves to be taken out back...

It's not that uncommon for games that are frequently updated, such as MMOs. But I have to admit it's a bit puzzling as to why they chose to go this route.

I suppose it's a form of DRM. It won't download the game until you've verified with their servers (by logging in) that you legitimately own it.
74  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! (23rd May 2015) on: May 23, 2015, 01:01:03 AM
Thanks! It worked.

But what does this even mean?

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They tell me 2 rules, tell me my password matches 2 of 3 rules, then tells me 4 rules must be met.

I found some other weirdness with Home, Page Up, and Page Down inserting characters (the letter "k") instead of navigating the caret in the text fields.

These minor quirks aside, this looks to be a fun game!
75  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Quickly toggle between Aero and non-Aero themes on Windows 7 on: May 22, 2015, 03:03:31 PM
Another possibility is to make one theme with Aero, and save it as a custom theme. Then do the same thing with a non-Aero theme. Then you only have to click the custom themes to switch between them.
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