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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 28, 2014, 11:50:02 PM
There's a 10.1 nexus out now, but it's considered "old" and again, a new one is right around the corner.

The Nexus 10 came out in 2012 and never got a hardware update in 2013 like the Nexus 7 did. I've been itching to buy one for about a year, but thought surely there was a new one "right around the corner" since the Nexus 7 was updated last year. AFAIK, any news of a Nexus 10 hardware update has proven to be just a rumor. Cry
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: All Seeing Eye extension for Chrome - History search optimized on: July 28, 2014, 11:46:24 PM
I like that he shows off DonationCoder in the article. (c: Thmbsup

I really could have used this earlier, as I've been trying to recall the URL to an article I read a few months ago about a particular topic, but cannot find the source in my history no matter what I try.

Thanks for sharing!
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What about Condaleezza Rice and Dropbox? on: July 28, 2014, 04:19:22 PM
Very similar to Truecrypt and why its sudden attempted assassination was all the more ridiculous.

Attempted assassination? You mean TrueCrypt survived? huh

Sorry for going off-topic.
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 04:10:50 PM
I have a 128GB (or so) SSD for my OS drive and a 2TB drive for everything else. I keep pretty much everything and have never really felt the need for more space like I did in the old days of having a 256MB drive with DOS/Windows 3.11 (or was it 95?).

One time I saw in My Computer the color of the free space was red and I "only" had 30GB left, so I uninstalled a bunch of games from my Steam library that I haven't played in forever and now I'm sitting pretty again at about 700GB free with lots more I could delete to make room if I needed to. I think 2GB will suit me fine for quite some time.

Then again, I'm not into photography so I don't have a bunch of RAW images to store. And I don't rip/download movies for watching/streaming to my TV, so I guess people who do those things would probably appreciate the 8TB and 10TB drives.
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Moore's Law Dead by 2022, Expert Says on: July 28, 2014, 03:52:43 PM
Right now I have 13 processes taking up more than 100 MB of RAM. This is just crazy.

That would be nice...

81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Director wants his film on The Pirate Bay, pirates deliver… on: July 28, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
Who is he uploading for?

Very tiny people who speak Dutch?  huh

82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: July 26, 2014, 07:31:00 PM
I think both are a matter of taste.  I liked DM and still liked DM2.  Especially the storyline with the other agent.  My daughter LOVES Frozen.  It's her favorite Disney movie of all time.  I think that it really is a girls movie.

Maybe I'm just becoming an old curmudgeon and I need to have a few children of my own to sway my opinion. But it's been a while since I really enjoyed a kids/family animated feature. Like... The Emperor's New Groove, or Shrek 1 & 2.
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Russia offers over $100,000 to de-anonymize Tor on: July 26, 2014, 05:25:06 PM
I thought the NSA already had backdoors/vulnerabilities in Tor. Wasn't something like that mentioned in another thread here on DC?
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: July 26, 2014, 05:21:54 PM
I recently saw Frozen (2013) against my better judgement. I have no idea why it's such a hit. The lyrics were not very clever or catchy. Very little of the humor was actually humorous. They tried too hard to make Olaf the snowman this movie's comedic relief a la Ice Age's Sid the Sloth or Shrek's Donkey, but I personally didn't find much of anything he did or said to be funny. And while the woman who does the voice of the ice queen is a talented singer, I didn't feel that it fit her character or the movie very well. I really don't understand why "Let It Go" is such a popular song. It's not a classic, fun song that should be enjoyable to kids and adults alike.

Though there were 2-3 parts of the movie I found genuinely funny, most of the time I was just scratching my head wondering why people seem to like this movie so much, with its lame humor, lame lyrics, lame dialog, and generally lame plot all around.

I find myself more in agreement with these (paraphrased) words of a friend-of-a-friend's 4-year old son: "That movie would have been pretty good if she had died at the end. And if there was no singing."

I would not recommend the movie.

I also recently saw Despicable Me 2 (2013). From the previews I had seen last year, I wasn't too excited about the movie. It looked like it was just an excuse to have random "funny" minion moments. The actual film lived up to my expectations. I think they tried too hard to do more minion funniness, but it all just seemed too random; it was just for the sake of showing the minions doing hilarious things and had nothing to do with the plot. The plot itself was pretty weak. The whole movie seemed like just one big excuse to show off more minions and a couple of cute Agnes moments.

It's not as good as the first Despicable Me. But it was a decent waste of time.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Director wants his film on The Pirate Bay, pirates deliver… on: July 26, 2014, 03:30:46 PM
“Everyone can go to The Pirate Bay and grab a copy. People are actually not supposed to, but they have my permission to download Susy Q,” Koolhoven said in an interview with Geenstijl.

Cool. Let me try that one:

"Everyone can go to a nearby bank and take some money! People are actually not supposed to, but they have my permission to take $1,000,000 USD."
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Moore's Law Dead by 2022, Expert Says on: July 26, 2014, 03:03:03 PM
I remember, perhaps 15 years ago, my older brother telling me that someday we'd reach a point where the CPU's hz wouldn't matter anymore because it would eventually be so high that any further increase wouldn't give us any practical improvement. He guessed that advances in RAM (both amount of RAM and speed of RAM) would be the next deciding factor in PC speeds for the consumer.

It seems we've pretty much met his first prediction. IMO RAM is approaching that point as well. What I mean by that is it seems it won't be long until we can have so much RAM in our systems that we won't do ourselves any good to put more in them. At least for desktop machines. Mobile devices still could use more.

Then again, mobile devices could still use more of just about everything, as it's harder to fit the more powerful things inside the smaller cases and also deal with heat/battery issues. But that's improving as well. (c:

Gotta love the progress of technology.
87  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Extra Credits: Propaganda Games & Why Games Do Cthulhu Wrong on: July 26, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
This is slightly off-topic, but still about the Extra Credits series:

You also gotta love their "surfer dude, far out, bodacious, Keanu Reeves-esque game reviewer" series James Recommends:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbytlYQn1oY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbytlYQn1oY</a>
88  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Get Sims 2 Ultimate for Free (Expires July 31st, 2014) on: July 26, 2014, 12:06:05 AM
Ditto.  Thmbsup
89  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Website or Service for organizing and managing beta testers? on: July 22, 2014, 03:59:10 PM
Hi folks,

Sometime in the last year or so, I came across a link to a website that provided a service for managing beta testers. One of the problems with beta testing is that you get people to "volunteer" and then you never hear anything from them. Are they just using it as a free copy? Did they even download the software? Have they tried it? Is it working for them? You may never know because there's no real accountability.

But this website made it easy to plan staggered releases (so you have fresh eyes on your software throughout the development process), get feedback from your testers, and know who has or has not given any feedback on the test.

Sadly, I can't find the link anymore nor can I even recall the slightest thing related to the name of the website. And all my searches are proving fruitless.

Does anyone here know what I'm talking about, or can anyone here point me toward a website with similar features/services?

90  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: July 22, 2014, 01:07:10 PM
So it was just an email harvesting tactic? mad
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The real problem with unlimited data collection and retention on: July 19, 2014, 02:54:44 PM
Also darkly relevant. That should terrify anyone, even if they are not paying attention.

This is a really poor choice in the structuring of this sentence:

In fiscal 2009, which ended Sept. 30, 2009, 227,932 names were nominated to the database.
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: July 18, 2014, 02:33:12 PM
Where are you reading it?  On Tor.com?


I have ignored most of the pics, only occasionally nuking a couple that really seemed annoying.

Not sure... I have adblock plus and ghostery running... and didnt see any of what you were talking about.

Adblock certainly doesn't do anything, and it's fair to say they're same site ads, so arguably among the legit ads possible. My rant was just about them being big pictures which always beat out text. I just put back Ghostery, and it didn't seem to do anything.

Try this page:


Then see if you see this image in the post:

If you do, that's my point. If you don't, then we have a new topic because if we're both running Adblock (which one? I'm running edge) and Ghostery and I see it and you don't, that's a technical thing to discuss.
Keith D has written a lot of books, and I'm sure some of them are pretty good. It was just a bit much of selling as I clanged through his entire series. Title dropping in text would have been fine, maybe ten years ago I might have bought a couple of them. It was just the pic thing that annoyed me a little.

The text of the article is talking about the book (series) where that image is shown. It seems to be a part of the article (along with all the other images) and not an ad.


Though that section of the article could very well be "product placement" or whatever. The point is that it's not an ad network or ad banner. It's an image that corresponds to the text. I don't see anything wrong with that.
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: YaCy - Decentralised Search on: July 18, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
It sounds interesting, but I guess I don't really get how it works. And can't you get in trouble for crawling sites? I recall reading about a guy who crawled the (entire?) internet and later got in trouble for it. I can't remember the details though. . .
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Replicant developers find and close Samsung Galaxy backdoor on: July 18, 2014, 02:06:17 PM
That's disturbing. )c:
95  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: July 18, 2014, 01:53:59 PM
ha14: I didn't mean to imply it was wrong to include your referral in the link. I just know that, as mentioned by 40hz, people here generally like to be informed of personal interest ahead of time, so I was making sure people had the chance to know beforehand and "opt out" of giving referral bonuses if they chose.

Good luck!
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: July 18, 2014, 10:16:30 AM
Wha? What does Stephen Elop, Microsoft, or Nokia have to do with Google or the Roboto font?

Absolutely nothing. It's obviously a bad link I had that is now corrected. Thx. Wink

Sorry if that came across as overly critical. In retrospect I see it would have been better to simply inform you of the bad link.

Just for the record, the download links given so far (v1.1 and v1.2) appear to be for versions of Roboto before the re-design mentioned in the article (check the R K and 1 glyphs for instance).

There seems to be a v2.0 available for download here:


Thanks! I didn't realize the link I gave was for an older edition of the font.
97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Looking for true app data backup solution on: July 18, 2014, 12:23:10 AM
Nandroid, is like a noun/verb (very confusing) that basically means an image of your phone.  You can only do a Nandroid outside of the OS (like in twrp or cwm).  THis is definitely my preferred restoring method.  When I restore my system (all apps, settings, anything) using a Nandroid, everything restores perfectly.  If I try to restore within android using titanium or ROM toolbox doesn't work nearly as well.

So how do you make a nandroid?  From ROM toolbox, you backup your ROM.  It will reboot and do it automatically.

Nandroid is a portmanteauw of NANDw which is the internal flash memory of the device and Android which is the OS, of course. As far as I know, any custom recovery can make a Nandroid backup.

Titanium Backup Pro is really nice, and worth it. It's what I would recommend, for when a Nandroid backup doesn't suit the situation. I also like that it can sync your backups to Dropbox, or Box, or Google Drive.

But also, if you combine Titanium Backup with BitTorrent Sync, you can just automatically sync your backup directory to your PC (with the BT Sync client installed/running) so you're not limited by cloud storage space.
98  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Defense Grid 2 available for pre-purchase on: July 18, 2014, 12:16:18 AM
there is a story behind how DG2 came to be, quite a long read but interesting if you're into insight looks on video game industry.

• When a successful game is a failure - http://www.polygon.com/fe...fense-grid-2-console-port

It's pretty sad how Defense Grid 1 was kind of a financial failure. I expected Hidden Path to be ultra-millionaires (or at least financially stable) by now because of how awesome Defense Grid is. I really hope DG2 gives them the financial success they need to keep making awesome games. Thmbsup
99  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Extra Credits: Propaganda Games & Why Games Do Cthulhu Wrong on: July 17, 2014, 09:58:18 PM
I think it should be titled "How Games Do Cthulhu Wrong" because it doesn't really explain why they keep doing Cthulhu wrong by embodying him/it into something you can attack and defeat. It just explains that they do keep doing that.

But yeah, Extra Credits is great. Lots of useful insight into game design and similar things.
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: July 17, 2014, 11:32:47 AM
You can download it here.

Wha? What does Stephen Elop, Microsoft, or Nokia have to do with Google or the Roboto font?

I thought this thread was about Roboto, which can be downloaded here. (Click the down arrow in the top right corner for download options.)

EDIT: You can also get access to all the Google Web Fonts (and sources) here: https://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/
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