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301  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 23, 2014, 03:11:33 AM
I had a quick go, got an error message showing file paths with underscores added - but there is no change to focused files.
No change if I also run the Count_words script.
I see that these paths are also copied to the clipboard.

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Win7 x64 / UAC on highest setting / AHK_L
302  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Raymond.cc compares 20 Drive Imaging Tools on: May 22, 2014, 03:59:24 PM
I think this product is notable because it is the only product I'm aware of which uses a method called "infinite incremental backup".  I'd love to see how Ocster stacks up against the other tools in your study.

their website is http://www.ocster.com/en

I like the idea of a cheap & simple version - I've given up doing incremental versions anyway. Seems you can even browse the backups in the cheap version. Interface seems friendly / logical.

@Chuck, any experience with restoring? With or without incremental versions (? I never did have a problem with Acronis 8 or 9 restoring from an incremental version, but a lot of people seem to be wary of it).

As someone who turns off their computer when not using it, I'm wondering is it easy to save settings and do a manual backup (my experience there with Acronis and O&O has been abysmal in user-friendly terms) - (I see the Pro version covers that).
303  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: May 22, 2014, 10:30:15 AM
lol, literally Grin

Party in mouser's email client later ;-)
304  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: May 22, 2014, 09:30:06 AM
^ thanks for the reminder ewemoa, missed the round number but did get the 'sandwich' posts:

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40hz @ 10,000 ... sort of smiley
305  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Malwarebytes FREE and PRO - Mini-Review. on: May 22, 2014, 08:43:16 AM
^ Malwarebytes has been reported as running without problem with at least a couple of anti-virus programmes.
I'm running it with MS Essentials on Win7; I've heard it works well with Avira free and pro versions.

(As for Norton, I dont think I'd want to run Norton at all, in spite of it getting some better publicity as of late...)

No idea about security suites.


to be honest and (again) being no expert, I genuinely assumed that having a first class Internet Security  installed, that would be sufficient.

unfortunately often it's not - but I wonder if anything at all is going to block the things that do get through undecided
306  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: How to upgrade? on: May 21, 2014, 04:27:27 AM
No, you dont need to uninstall.
If you have dcupdater installed, you can check for updates from inside the programme via
menu: Help > Check for updates

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DcUpdater is a general purpose update checker that can check for updates for multiple programs and help the user download and install them. For programmers, it's an easy and free way to to add update checking support to your programs.
(works with all of mouser's software)
307  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programmers: What size monitors do you guys prefer? on: May 20, 2014, 05:17:04 PM
^ and how about viewing angles?
(so long as they're okay when you look from your 'fixed' sitting position)
308  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: BUG?: Paintbrush Object Settings on: May 20, 2014, 05:06:32 AM
hi Jim,
I cannot reproduce either problem here on Win7 x64, with SC v4.8.5
What's your OS ?
309  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Super-sized Newsletter for May 20, 2014 - Codename: Slow and Steady on: May 20, 2014, 04:41:13 AM
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well said Kiss

and thanks for the newsletter thumbs up
310  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: May 19, 2014, 06:19:47 PM
I don't see "animal" instinct or cosmic levels of "evil" when I look at most of what is going on. What I do see is a lot of laziness, refusal to take responsibility, lack of civility, fear (as in angst), impatience, and sloppiness in our own behavior, and our behavior towards each other. I think we sometimes wish it were a "law of nature" that we be that way - because that would provide a convenient excuse for all sorts of bad behavior - and a justification for all sorts of pre-emptive and repressive responses on the part of those in power to prevent or mitigate them.

a big +1 there thumbs up
311  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does this exist - future low airfare alert? on: May 19, 2014, 05:19:26 PM
Does anybody know if that's correct?

the norm here (EU) in my experience is that each flight has X number of cheap seats; Y number of middling priced flights; etc, etc. Usually they will tell you when seats at the current price are nearly sold out.

Approaching the date of the flight I've noticed (imagined?) that the price gets reduced 14 to 7-ish days before the flight, and increased for the week/five-days prior to flight. (I reckon they know that if you're booking in the last week it's because you *need* to fly.)

No idea how this correlates to the US version of events.
312  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: May 19, 2014, 03:50:44 PM
Dont want to take the thread too much off-topic, but chewing on these:

Kind of like C. S. Lewis' famous quote:
Quote from: C. S. Lewis
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

...Now why do you recon that keeps happening? Is/was it a flaw in the "system" ... Or maybe was it (human nature) just us?

ties in very much with your earlier brilliant comment:

... we also suffer the most self-righteous desire to inflict our will on our surroundings.

I dont believe it's human nature, but, along with the whole idea (or abuse of the idea) of power over others - hmm...
I think all of our current problems go back to two things:
   # the 'scaling' of society - a family/small-tribal group probably originally worked much more effectively than any of todays societies/states - I think we're still struggling with that evolution of scale.
   # language: language is a huge (and wonderful) development, but allows us to kid ouselves about an awful lot of things...
313  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 19, 2014, 03:07:13 PM
There's a whole DC section Non-Windows Software containing various Android threads.  Try these:

Running
Best Regards
 embarassed

you'll be running around in circles with that link cheesy
314  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 08:27:18 AM
I have found software to measure photos.

what is it called?
315  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 04:46:32 AM
hi Contro, I think it's fair to say let me google that for you**

(And if you've done it already, it would be helpful to say what you've already found)


** presumably because of the 'charts' word, you get a lot of marine related hits. Probably better to simply search for 'best android application reviews' or something like that. It seems to me that you would also need to narrow down the search - that's like asking for the best software without saying what you want to do.
316  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Adobe celebrates 25 years of digital type design; gives away free font on: May 17, 2014, 05:11:38 AM
thanks for the tip Edvard thumbs up

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Download it with equal parts delight and cynicism.
well, that gave me a laugh :-)

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Source Serif Pro includes three weights -- regular, semibold, and bold -- the most popular ligatures, and both standard and old-style numerals. Latin alphabet only, at least for now.
http://sourceforge.net/ad...sourceserifpro/wiki/Home/

^There's no italic included - I'm not sure what it's intended for - it's sans serif sibling is designed for UI usage:
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Source Sans Pro is a set of OpenType fonts that have been designed to work well in user interface (UI) environments.
317  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for a 6U rackmount atx chassis. on: May 16, 2014, 06:50:01 PM
Yeah, I've always read that the big advantage of 120 over 80mm fans was noise reduction - having had one noisy machine with 80mm fans, I dont want to go back there...

This is for a gigging computer.

 undecided Working with only a vague grasp of WTH that is...I'm going to guess that it doesn't really need to be in a rack ... Yes?

For quiet cooling of a portable machine I would recommend the exceptionally well made and durable Antec 900. I originally bought one about 8 years ago primarily because of the 200mm fan in the top of the case. I'm more than a little bit hung-up on the heat rises bit...so that appealed to me. And it has been running whisper quiet 24/7/365 for the past 8 years. The PSU goes in the bottom of the case and blows its heat outward so it isn't sharing heat with the CPU like most cases that cram them both into the top corner where heat rises to and airflow sucks.

It is a (full sized case) bit heavy, but worth it I think considering all of the fans have 3 position speed controls so you can have a large volume of slow moving air keeping things cool and a bit cleaner to since dust isn't getting vacuumed from across the room and packed into the components by tiny overworked high speed fans that are doing their best to over inflate the cabinet. cheesy

sonds good - and has 5/5 with 6,200+ reviews...
318  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Our experiences with LED light bulb replacements on: May 16, 2014, 04:05:18 PM
I've only one led bulb at home, but have seen a few elsewhere, and I notice that they never seem to be quite as bright as the equivalent brightness in other bulbs. In one friend's we even reinstated the old bulb to compare - I think it was 60W, and the equivalent-to-60W led was noticeably weaker.
Warm white is definitely a much nicer light too.
319  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 16, 2014, 07:11:36 AM
I came across a track I enjoyed on YT, poppy punky.** The band looked pretty young; I went to Wikipedia to see what they had to say about the group:

History

The Orwells formed when all the members were in high school. They united after destroying the vampire alliance known as Jeffery. This is evident through the bands frequent use of garlic on stage.[3] Corso and Cuomo are cousins and the Brinners are twin brothers and all of the members of the band have been family friends for years; and, have a lineage dating back to English royalty.[4] The band was discovered in late 2011 by Aquarium Drunkard blogger Justin Gage, who signed them to his Autumn Tone label imprint.[5] ...
They performed at Lollapalooza in August 2013. That was a very groundbreaking show in the Chicago vampire hunting underground. After witnessing a pack of vampires attempting to summon Lucifer on the grounds, The Orwells jumped off stage and hurled themselves at the gathering. With wooden crosses ready at their hips they stabbed each one numerous times in the chest cavity to ensure death. The Orwells are currently working on releasing their second album which is entitled "Disgraceland" and is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2014.[9]
...
made me chuckle anyway smiley

** The Orwells - Mallrats (La La La)
320  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: May 15, 2014, 12:08:05 PM
Wheras in the video above the cat launched her whole body at the dog so forcefully that she becomes disoriented afterwards.  I've never seen a video of a cat do that -- has anyone else here seen such behavior before?
No, I haven't.

Re tolerating children's often unsubtle treatment - yeah, that is a real sign of bonding - most cats I've known are pretty sensitive and would lash out at any strange child, or adult, rubbing them up the wrong way (literally and metaphorically).
And Stoic's interpretation makes sense to me:

Animals are generally tolerant of those that they have bonded with. It's their way of acknowledging a family unit. Now if a member of that bonded family is threatened - since they don't suffer any of the idiotic societal notions we people have concocted - the response, quite predictably, is and will be sudden, hostile, and without warning ... As it should be.
321  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Tale of Ye Olde Inter-Nets on: May 15, 2014, 11:13:12 AM
haha!
dont know whether to laugh or cry - a really great explanation of loss of 'net-neutrality' Thmbsup
322  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sell your MS Office 2010? on: May 15, 2014, 03:26:06 AM
I use both: Softmaker Office is much more compatible with MS Office. Libre Office's compatibility is so-so to poor in my experience. Softmaker's main weakness in comparision to Libre (again in my experience) is it's search - search steals focus, and doesnt allow you to edit, you've got to close it (search) to do anything - and then open it again to continue.

Once you've searched for something and closed the search, you can press F3 to search again without having to open the search dialog.

thanks for that tip Jibz, will try it out shortly thumbs up
323  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: May 14, 2014, 05:46:22 PM
First interview with Tara the cat.. didn't have to wait long:
http://jezebel.com/hero-c...-gives-her-fir-1576482599

first lol laugh was cause of your prediction (which I have to admit I didn't take that seriously earlier)
second was because kids and cats just dont perform quite as TV wants ("can you tell me 'I love Tara'?" - "Yeah" :p)

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Jumping between an attacking dog and a small child might be unorthodox cat behavior, but barely tolerating the affections of doting humans is not. Cat celebs: they're just like regular cats.
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Jumping between an attacking dog and a small child might be unorthodox cat behavior, but barely tolerating the patronising demands of abc news is not.
324  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sell your MS Office 2010? on: May 14, 2014, 03:30:21 PM
You can also try LibreOffice, which is free. Thmbsup

I use both: Softmaker Office is much more compatible with MS Office. Libre Office's compatibility is so-so to poor in my experience. Softmaker's main weakness in comparision to Libre (again in my experience) is it's search - search steals focus, and doesnt allow you to edit, you've got to close it (search) to do anything - and then open it again to continue.

Softmaker forums are active, I'd highly recommend it if MS compatibility is important (disclaimer: I've absolutely no experience with PowerPoint/Presentations).
325  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: May 14, 2014, 03:22:32 PM
I guarantee that cat is going to be interviewed on some morning shows and when he is we'll get an update of him smiley

lol, a worthy guest smiley well done cat thumbs up
reminded me of a phase I had a while back of watching Ceaser Milan videos, where he would go in and help people sort out their relationship with their (troublesome) dog - very impressive how he worked. Too late for that dog probably...
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