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301  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?
302  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.
303  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.
304  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...
305  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.
306  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)
307  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.
308  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
309  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
310  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.
should probably be changed to:
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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.
311  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).
312  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...
313  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta ! on: May 14, 2014, 09:10:45 AM
PS. Do things take 10x longer than planned with you guys too...

yes (oh the joys of self-employment) undecided cheesy
314  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature Request for Hotkey on: May 14, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
-ccfile doesnt trigger a capture, it simply copies the last capture to clipboard.

if you really want a commandline capture (and copy to clipboard, etc.), use MiniCap.

I'm happy with the first, will definitely have use for that, thanks to you both!
315  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Feature Request for Hotkey on: May 14, 2014, 09:00:31 AM
I'm a commandline noob - do I understand this correctly? ...

SC is e.g. set to save path to clipboard after capture.
I make another shortcut with, say "SC path" -ccfile.
If I start this second instance via FARR, the last screenshot will be copied to the clipboard.

if so, I'm still unsure of the details:
1) does it take a new screenshot and copy that to clipboard?
2) if so, is it full screen image then? or can I still e.g. capture selected area with this new instance?
316  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - ScreenshotCaptor - v4.8.5 - May 14, 2014 on: May 14, 2014, 08:50:16 AM
Manual scrolling was fairly simple and very successful in FF - I used the default guess margins etc and they worked perfectly,
thanks mouser Thmbsup

Video demonstration of new manual scrolling is here: http://www.donationcoder....sts/dc/3ds/sc29/sc29.html
317  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Manual scrolling screen option on: May 14, 2014, 08:49:03 AM
Todays release has manual scrolling, works nicely thumbs up

Video demonstration of new manual scrolling is here: http://www.donationcoder....sts/dc/3ds/sc29/sc29.html
318  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hey Mouser... you still drowning in student loan debt? on: May 13, 2014, 02:40:29 PM
gallivanting

Awesome! My grandmother's favorite word to describe what her working daughters were doing Fridays after work instead of coming home for dinner! Grin Thmbsup

I still say that -with roughly the same usage as your granny. My mum used it a lot when we were growing up (Ireland). The kids today dont use it there, but I *think* they'd still understand it, mostly anyways.

PS nice little family story 40 thumbs up
319  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Valley of Dolls - remote village of Nagoro, Japan populated by dolls on: May 12, 2014, 04:10:59 PM
Great find Edvard thumbs up

The movie Dolls that I linked ... is about 2 lovers who wander Japan for decades tied together by a rope
Japan is so foreign to westerners, the rest of Asia probably too...
Havent seen that move Miles, did get to see the intro, which is some kind of Japanese doll theatre, on YT:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO9zWak9uwg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO9zWak9uwg</a>
320  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Are Recovery Disks Brand Specific? on: May 12, 2014, 03:06:49 PM
Note: the license for that OEM copy of Windows that ships with a PC is not transferable and is legally for use only on the machine it originally shipped with. That's why it cost much less than the full retail version Microsoft would be happy to sell you. Not to say an OEM licensed copy of Windows can't be physically installed and validated on another machine. But it is a EULA violation to do do.
For the record - this is not fully true in Germany:
from an(y) ebay.de reseller of OEM Windows 7 -
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Lizenzbestimmung: Durch das Urteil des Bundesgerichtshofs wurde der Verkauf von OEM-Versionen und DSP-Versionen ohne zugehörige Hardware erlaubt. Daher dürfen Sie diese Lizenz auf jedem xbeliebigem Rechner einsetzen. Dies ist im Bundesgerichtshof Urteil vom 06.07.2000 - I ZR 244/97 auch eindeutig dokumentiert.
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roughly: the courts ruled that OEM versions may be sold without related hardware.

Most interesting! More on that here.

Glad to see the EU courts aren't falling for the arguments used in the US to abrogate a buyer's 'first sale' rights.

Not sure if that EU ruling has had a direct influence on Windows OEM resale** (anyone?) - the ruling I quoted was from the Federal German Supreme Court. I see Windows 7 OEM's for sale on UK Ebay and they oddly quote the ebay and MS policy/license limitations:

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Please Ensure you read the below Policy and Legislation very carefully so you fully understand everything involved in the sale of this item.
If you have ANY questions whatsoever, then please message us through ebay and we will be happy to get back to you within 1 business day, or the next available business day where weekends/holidays are effective.
Ebay Policy States: OEM, bundled, or recovery software may be listed only if it is included along with the original hardware, such as the motherboard, hard drive, or computer sold with the OEM software.
Microsoft Policy States: "Large brand-name computer manufacturers, such as Dell and Compaq, often include OEM software on non-holographic “recovery” or “reinstallation” discs that show the manufacturer’s brand name. These software packages are typically marked with a phrase that states, for instance, “For Distribution with a new Dell PC only.” Recovery or reinstallation software is licensed only for distribution with new computers and can be redistributed only with the computer for which it was initially distributed. Distributing such software with individual PC hardware components (e.g. hard drive; RAM) does not comply with Microsoft’s OEM distribution requirements." In compliance with the above, we confirm that you will receive an original Microsoft Disc, and that the decommissioned PC is also included in this sale, however the Dell PC models vary and all are damaged beyond economic repair. Due to the size, weight and low value, PC's are only available by collection only. This item is also intended for use by OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and system builders. It is not intended for consumer use.

sounds like they're saying you're breaking the law if you buy this (nudge nudge wink wink :p)
** Presumably that EU ruling does give them the security to resell openly in the EU without fear of hassle or conviction.
321  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Are Recovery Disks Brand Specific? on: May 12, 2014, 10:03:42 AM
Note: the license for that OEM copy of Windows that ships with a PC is not transferable and is legally for use only on the machine it originally shipped with. That's why it cost much less than the full retail version Microsoft would be happy to sell you. Not to say an OEM licensed copy of Windows can't be physically installed and validated on another machine. But it is a EULA violation to do do.

Just sayin'  Wink
For the record - this is not fully true in Germany:
from an(y) ebay.de reseller of OEM Windows 7 -
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Lizenzbestimmung: Durch das Urteil des Bundesgerichtshofs wurde der Verkauf von OEM-Versionen und DSP-Versionen ohne zugehörige Hardware erlaubt. Daher dürfen Sie diese Lizenz auf jedem xbeliebigem Rechner einsetzen. Dies ist im Bundesgerichtshof Urteil vom 06.07.2000 - I ZR 244/97 auch eindeutig dokumentiert.
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roughly: the courts ruled that OEM versions may be sold without related hardware.

FWIW, they usually resell Dell OEM's
322  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 4 (Maybe more) Absolute top go-to programs on: May 10, 2014, 12:51:38 PM
Yeah, likewise, gute besserung Curt!

Tom, your screenshot is scary; thank you for hiding it!!!  tongue
I can think of reasons, but I'm not sure why you find it scary smiley multiple choice:
(a) desktop colour
(b) win8
(c) the working plan-drawing,
(d) simply seeing something of such antiquity on 8
or, none of the above?

Tbh, I only ever really use it on my Win7 desktop, but it works fine on the 8.1 laptop)
323  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 09, 2014, 04:08:11 PM
The guy is fantastic, I'm buying this live album for sure.

tbh I just 'discovered' him - I dont know do any of his albums have quite that sound. The live one I ordered is a different concert - that vid above was a one-off track with that band. He does seem to use a brass section a lot, but often play just himself + acoustic guitar. Check out his stuff on www.amazon.co.uk - they have previews for some (but not all) of his albums. (They only available as imports in the US.)
324  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: YouTube finally forces creation of google+ A/C to comment on: May 09, 2014, 03:30:11 PM
Bugginess in the YT/G+ world lately. Dont know if they're making changes again or what.

  • Comments I make in YT not showing up on my G+ page.
  • Unable to find the name of the person I'm replying to (usually it shows automatically in the reply box, or gets suggested after you type '+' and the first few letters of the name). End result being I have no idea if they get notification of a reply to their comment.

Both pretty major bugs to me. Maybe my standards are too high, but one of the things that attracted me to g+ was the fact I could look back over my YT comments and thereby maybe find a video or maybe a user I replied to - or the uploader, or whatever.

They seem to do a push every once in a while to try and get me to use my real name: being forced again and again to chose between my real name and my YT one. Ironically they seem to hassle me less when my gmail account is open in same browser...
They also seem to have a sense of how far they can push - I was getting seriously pissed off with them last week - and there's been absolutely no problems that way since.
325  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 09, 2014, 03:14:48 PM
@tomos - Nice! Some older influences to be sure. And all the better for it I think. Refreshingly honest and real performance for a change. (No twerking dancers or other distractions either!)  Thmbsup Thmbsup

Yeah, the only distraction was the big screen slide-show. That was there because it was a tribute concert (to the guy who was the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival; I used always think that was somewhere in French speaking Canada - seems it's in French speaking Switzerland embarassed)

I think it might be Superboyac's cup of tea as well. Looking forward to getting my live CD anyways smiley
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