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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google's new "Hey Indies! Pay or your video won't play!" subscription service. on: June 17, 2014, 03:29:51 PM
Hey Larry Page? Didn't somebody resembling you once say "Do no evil"?

That's a common misunderstanding. What he actually said was "Do know evil." Which is why Google are so good at collecting and analyzing every detail of our lives. tongue
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please Help Me Recover Invisible Files! on: June 17, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
Definitely not a cached version. This is after multiple reboots. And I pressed F5 just to make sure. They're still there. I can even move them around using my FTP client. But that doesn't make them show up in Windows Explorer in their new location.

I just tried XYplorer and it can't see them either. Unless maybe there's some advanced configuration I'm not aware of (I'm not a regular user of XYplorer).
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / [SOLVED] Please Help Me Recover Invisible Files! on: June 17, 2014, 02:20:53 PM
Yesterday I was attempting to move a folder containing subfolders which had music files in them. It had a structure like so:

----Lots of files
----Lots of files

After the move operation was completed (using TeraCopy), the "BaseFolder" was created in the new location, but it was empty. I've had similar experiences with TeraCopy in the past (but that's usually with it leaving behind empty folders after performing a move operation) so I went to the "old" location to try the move again, but the BaseFolder was empty there, too!

I was wondering where the files went if they didn't get moved. Surely they weren't just deleted! Alas, I couldn't find the files anywhere on my HDD, so I thought I had lost them. I even ran a checkdisk to see if it could recover them. Long story made shorter, I found that they appear in their old location when viewing the "BaseFolder" in my FTP client. But they don't show up in Windows Explorer (or cmd prompt).


So the files are there! Now the question is how do I make the files show up again like normal files? I already have my PC configured to show "hidden" and "system" files. But they still won't show up for me. Does anyone have any tips or ideas on how to restore the files to their original state?
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "English" <> "German" translations on: June 17, 2014, 03:54:45 AM
I'm having a hard time understanding what you mean even with those changes, but from what I can tell, you're talking about "configuring" the application.

An example sentence could be:

"After the application is installed, make sure to configure it properly."
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: uninstall seems deletion in Android on: June 16, 2014, 02:15:29 AM
Use Titanium Backup (requires root) and "Freeze" the app.
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole on: June 15, 2014, 01:05:09 AM
"You won't believe the new site by The Onion. Click here to see what it is!"
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: (Wired) File Transfers from PC on: June 11, 2014, 08:14:27 PM
If you root your device, apps such as ES File Explorer can do just about anything you need them to do.
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: using OpenDNS or other free dns servers on: June 11, 2014, 06:56:03 AM
For OpenDNS, you can also easily update your IP with a click of the button when you're logged into their dashboard on your "Settings" tab. But I suppose it's probably best to use the client or have a static IP somehow.
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps on: June 11, 2014, 05:12:17 AM
The Google Earth Plugin is currently only available on Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+.


... or else I'd play.   Multnomah Falls, Hoh Rain Forest, Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington are all beautiful places, but I can't 'Earth View' them on Google Maps.  Sorry 'bout that.

There's no Google Earth application/client for Linux? huh
85  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [SOLVED] Ctrl+Alt+Del on: June 11, 2014, 05:09:46 AM
You sure you didn't mean Ctrl-Shift-Esc? That brings up the Task Manager, which is what most people want to do when they press Ctrl-Alt-Del.
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: (Wired) File Transfers from PC on: June 11, 2014, 05:08:34 AM
Can't you just mount the Android device as a USB drive and transfer the files using your File Manager of choice?
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Favorite Sci-fi movies? on: June 10, 2014, 06:42:08 PM
Not my favorite but i'm surprised no one has mentioned the Cube series -- good stuff.

I really enjoyed the first Cube movie. Are the sequels in the same ballpark of quality?

No. Just no.

Cube was decent. The others were just awful.

Or maybe they were all awful but I didn't realize it because I saw the first one when I was in my early teens, and the others as an adult.
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 09, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
Wow. Pretty neat!
89  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Hi everyone & software announcement... on: June 09, 2014, 06:16:21 PM
I'd also like to say that though the large spacing helps in some of them, when you have long lists of similar looking items in a column/row format, it helps if every other row is shaded a different color so that the eye can easily see what row the checkboxes belong to. Thmbsup
90  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: GOG announces DRM-Free game client: GOG Galaxy on: June 09, 2014, 06:13:22 PM
It sounds to me as though Galaxy will work a lot like the GOG Downloader but with social things optionally included.
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nice blog post on the parasitic software hosting sites bundling junkware on: June 09, 2014, 01:52:43 PM
^ Umm... that article is from 2011?

Hey! That's my line! tongue
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: YouTube finally forces creation of google+ A/C to comment on: June 09, 2014, 01:49:30 PM
It could also be related to your sharing settings. For example, if someone posts a YT video on Google+, it will show up as a YT comment. And any replies made to the Google+ post will also show up as YT comments, but only according to the sharing settings.

In other words, any public posts and comments will show up for anyone. Any private posts and comments will only show up for the people they're shared with.
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: June 09, 2014, 01:46:43 PM
You and I have different ideas of the definition of "leisurely."
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Please help me find this video on: June 09, 2014, 01:38:10 PM
I was really worried when about 55 seconds in the screen went blank white. But a couple minutes later it worked again.

Thanks so much!

I was able to find Parts 11-21 simply by changing the filename in the URL.
95  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: GOG announces DRM-Free game client: GOG Galaxy on: June 09, 2014, 09:58:07 AM
Sounds promising.

I like the idea behind GOG's DRM-free games, but admittedly the convenience of Steam auto-updating my games for me and keeping everything in one easy to access location has often gotten me to buy games on both Steam and GOG. While I think Steam is the best client at the moment, I've had a lot of complaints about how it works over the years, so I'd be pretty happy to be able to eventually phase it out with something like GOG Galaxy.

Especially considering one of the points they made in their announcement video: I have quite a library with Steam, and all those games are locked to my Steam account. That's going to make migration to another client painful, and will require me to always have Steam installed as long as I want to play those games. It sounds as though things would not be as painful if my game library was with GOG Galaxy.
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Please help me find this video on: June 08, 2014, 10:17:21 PM
Hi folks,

Back in 2007 there was a free video tutorial series named C# Soup to Nuts given by William J. Steele, sometimes referred to as Bill Steele. It seems the original links on Microsoft's website are no longer valid and the "archive videos" are linked to a domain that is no longer owned by Mr. Steele (and thus, no longer host the content). I'm hoping that somebody, somewhere has the videos archived. Unfortunately my searches have proved fruitless thus far. While it would be nice to have the entire set of lectures, I'm specifically looking for the one on Delegates and Events, which seems to have originally been recorded/released on February 19th, 2007.

Perhaps some of the fine folks here at DC will have better luck or know of better resources to search through to find these videos?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
97  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: OpenDNS + DNSCrypt - Mini-Review on: June 08, 2014, 06:00:04 PM
All I know is that I have frequent connectivity issues that are almost always traced back to DNSCrypt. I.e., my problems go away when I disable DNSCrypt. And that's even with the "Fall back to insecure DNS" enabled.
98  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: OpenDNS + DNSCrypt - Mini-Review on: June 08, 2014, 04:33:15 AM
Is DNSCrypt abandonware? The Windows client hasn't been updated in two years. . .
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Dreams thread... on: June 07, 2014, 01:31:45 AM
Many years ago I had a dream that I was on a covert ops mission infiltrating the enemy base. My team and I had snuck into a relatively small utility room through a window near the roof. We had just lowered ourselves to the floor and were beginning to unpack the supplies we needed to perform the mission when an unsuspecting, innocent woman opened the door and stopped dead in her tracks when she discovered us. Both parties were equally surprised to see the other. I quickly grabbed her, keeping her silent, and pulled her into the room, closing the door behind us.

I was overcome by an awful feeling of guilt and sadness because I knew we had to kill her to keep our mission a secret. Then I woke up.
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Steam: now has working beta of in-home streaming capability for games and apps on: June 06, 2014, 01:52:14 PM

For what it's worth, we (my oldest daughter and I) tested this yesterday using my desktop PC (nice gaming rig) and her laptop (not much a gaming laptop, i.e., HD3000 graphics chip).  I used FarCry3 as the test game and the whole experience actually worked out pretty well.  For a game like that on her laptop, typically, we have to really reduce the graphic settings in order to make the framerate playable.  However, using the streaming functionality, we were able to play FC3 on her laptop with MUCH better graphical quality than if we played directly on her laptop.  There was some screen tearing on the laptop side that reminded me of the effect you get when you play with a framerate higher than the refresh rate of your monitor.  However, we could have probably reduced that by using a lower resolution to play at as I think her laptop was struggling to keep up with the video decoding that drives this functionality.  At any rate, it was pretty damn slick overall.   thumbs up to Steam.   cheesy

I've also test this out somewhat. There are games that don't even run or run so poorly as to be nigh unplayable on my netbook that I have been able to stream without much issue.

But some games didn't work out so well. When there was a free Borderlands 2 weekend a few months ago, I tested it on my netbook. The main title screen looked really nice, and there's no way in Michigan that it would even run directly on my netbook! But while playing there was too much lag between my netbook and my gaming rig. It was hard to aim the correct way and with the speed required of an FPS game.

I imagine I would have had better results if I could have plugged straight into the LAN instead of using WiFi. But if my PC and my netbook are close enough to the router to be plugged in, then they're both close enough that I'd just use my PC to play games.

But for now I'm glad that I don't have to worry about downloading most games to my netbook (saving HDD space) and that I can play games on it that previously wouldn't even run.

Making sure I understand this... you cannot access anything from the shared library from multiple computers at the same time?

Correct.  I started Game-A on Computer-1 and attempted to start Game-B on Computer-2.  A warning box appeared stating that Computer-1 already had a game going and would be disconnected if I were to continue attempting to play on Computer-2.

Hopefully they'll allow that in the future. But in the meantime, there's still offline mode for that. (Which is how you'd accomplish it on Steam before.)
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