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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 26, 2015, 12:05:26 PM
It will be 2 years in March since my first lesson and the obsession become more urgent every day - now playing in 2 orchestras and various ensembles including a cello quartet (great fun) ....  Kiss

wow, that's really impressive Carol!
77  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: 4.9.3 bug? where can I set "Capture Fixed Region Size" ? on: January 26, 2015, 09:30:11 AM
hi ong
not sure where it is in the help file (?) but in my version (4.9.3), it's in Options under:
Advanced tweaking >My Favourites

doesnt seem the most logical place to have it, but there you go :-)
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: everyday life revolution on: January 26, 2015, 09:21:23 AM
I think you've pretty much covered this topic between home automation, and ideas that will change society.

With your enthusiasm for the topic(s), you may be someone who gets involved in somehow 'changing the world'. Maybe you will also find some enthusiasm here, but looking at those threads again, I suspect not.
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 26, 2015, 08:23:39 AM
^ I'm partial to both suggestions cheesy
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 26, 2015, 07:21:43 AM
Exist a really good free software for generate gifts ?

I do not know what you mean here - can you try again ? :-)
81  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: DxO photo software 30% off January 2015 on: January 25, 2015, 12:44:05 PM
The review you posted chimes with what else I've heard about DxO, but it's worth knowing that they've just changed the configurations of their Standard and Elite packages.  Previously, Elite was for high-end cameras.  Now, both versions handle all cameras, but you need the Elite version for the more advanced tools.  Which, almost inevitably, includes the one little feature you really, really wanted...

thanks rj.
I see a sort-of-a comparision here. The 'Essential' version seems to compare well. No noise reduction at raw level seems like the big difference - considering though that the noise reduction is one of it's strong points, that does make the decision more difficult :-/


I'm a bit ambivalent about the offer because I'm still on 32-bit Vista, which isn't supported under DxO's latest versions, and have no immediate plans to change computer/OS.  Actually, I wonder if it's a bad time to buy a new computer because the well-liked Win7 is gone, at least I believe Microsoft are no longer supporting it and full versions are sold out, the cordially-hated Win8/8.l is dying, and Win10 isn't here yet.  Sigh.

my two cents:
as someone who's only ever used OEMs for desktop machines, and has a Win7 pc and a Win8.1 laptop - I'd go for a pc without OS, and a windows 7 oem. It gets supported for another 5 years and it might not get any better (versions 8/10).
FWIW you can get multilingual OEMs (usually DELL) on ebay.de for less than 30€ .e.g. here. (Disclaimer: those OEMs are classified as german - I have used one but cant remember how much german language is involved before you can change it).
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 25, 2015, 11:04:25 AM
As a keen cyclist with children, I had always been in favour of the New Zealand law making it compulsory to wear a bicycle helmet. However, the outcome of that law is apparently not what one might have intuitively expected - according to a 2012 report from the NZ Medical Journal. I'd not seen it before. Very interesting statistical analysis.
Evaluation of New Zealand’s bicycle helmet law - New Zealand Medical Journal

Seems like a good article thumbs up

Related:
I remember reading a report in some Sunday paper a good few years back that claimed that wearing a helmet while cycling led to drivers taking less care around cyclists, which in turn led to more accidents and fatalities.
(Sorry, no links. The statistics for that article came from France IIRC, & FWIW.)

I cycle regularly in the summer. I've found that if I cycle well, i.e. keep a very straight line, some drivers will pass dangerously close to me. So I tend to weave slightly to try and keep them more aware, and wary, of me. Not ideal, but I'm still here :-/
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Time lapse video (thread) on: January 24, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
This one comes in two versions:

  • 1. very impressive night-sky footage, great music and editing, and -
  • 2. the same video - but they 'fix' the sky and stars, and we see the earth move around the sky

well worth watching both

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeM3fxJoQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFpeM3fxJoQ</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn2ZXWDl6k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn2ZXWDl6k</a>
84  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: DxO photo software 30% off January 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 05:03:34 PM
I couldnt find the review, but I presume that so far it's only in the magazine itself.
Probably worth reading this page (from photoventure.com - mini-review of DXO Optics Pro 9) which more or less says that DxO is mainly of interest for raw images http://www.photoventure.c...the-best-raw-processor/4/

Quote
Although it can be used to adjust JPEG images, the main purpose of DxO Optics Pro is working with raw files.

It uses DXO’s analysis of lens and camera performance to correct optical aberrations, distortions and corner shading or softness and reduce noise visibility using lens and camera profiles.

The profiles available vary depending upon the version you have, high-end and pro camera owners need the Elite version, so it’s important to check which package is correct for your camera.

It’s worth noting that the Lightroom and Photoshop versions of Camera Raw also come with camera and lens correction profiles, but they aren’t produced with the same scientific rigour as DXO’s.

Noise control is one of Optic Pro’s strengths, but you’ll need a separate editing package for image organisation or if you want to work with layers or make localised adjustments.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 23, 2015, 12:22:01 PM
Whiplash I really enjoyed - well filmed, well acted, and complex enough to not get clicheed.

The Grand Budapest Hotel I found annoying initially (the way they moved very quick - or was it the film speeded up - I'm not sure now it being a couple of weeks since I saw it). It did win me over, but I wouldnt give it an oscar for anything much. Too heady: like slapstick made by intellectuals.
86  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 21, 2015, 11:04:13 AM
Just to clarify, you're talking about manipulating entries in the Actions list, right?

Yes, that's correct -
anyone else out there unable to copy Actions ?

Okay, I can confirm that this problem with copying is *nothing* to do with Splat, which is good news for you, but not so good for me :-(
87  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 21, 2015, 09:43:47 AM
Just to clarify, you're talking about manipulating entries in the Actions list, right?

Yes, that's correct -
anyone else out there unable to copy Actions ?
88  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 21, 2015, 08:44:01 AM
Jody,
copy is broken here (with 'Action' selected). Doesnt work with Ctrl+C nor via context menu.
Didnt work in previous version either - I know it worked a short while back, but not sure which version (2 or 3 back?).

Win7 x64
Note: I use mouser's CH&S but also tested without it.

89  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 20, 2015, 03:16:03 PM
Sanity Error here is having only 1 handrail.   Sad
 (see attachment in previous post)


SanityError is my daughter's online nick name.

Why does she have an empty profile here?

why not? There's loads of 'profiles' here that aren't active, in the sense that the people are not active in the forum.
(Also, IIRC one has to register here to get a longer term license key.)
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: chrome browser is so nasty on: January 19, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
Use a different browser - isn't there a 'cleaned' version of Chrome?
=> SRWare Iron browser:
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Portable apps has a portable version, there may be others.
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: January 19, 2015, 11:05:41 AM
Agent Ransack does not build or maintain an index, it searches on the fly. So it can be accurate (at least when I've used it) but don't expect results fast if you're looking through a lot of stuff. It's most useful if you can narrow down the best place to look.

as an aside, I see they have a very generous license:
free version is also available for commercial use. (Obviously well worth the requested single user 'supporter package' for 10$ if you use it.)
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: home automation on: January 16, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
I get the feeling that 90% of "kalos posts" are some sort of homework assignment and you lot are unknowingly completing them for him.

I think we're not doing a very good job of it though :-/
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 16, 2015, 05:49:39 PM
[WHAT HAVE I CREATED?]

amongst other things -
http://www.donationcoder....=2625.msg373664#msg373664
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: January 16, 2015, 05:46:50 PM
For posterity:

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(... and they both have an '841 at the end?)
95  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release - Splat (Simple Program Launching and Termination) on: January 16, 2015, 06:27:37 AM
Website | Download
v1.0.4 - 2015-01-14
    + Ctrl+Enter now launches the selected profile when the Splat window is
      focused.  (Thanks, tomos)
    + Shift+Enter now runs any selected entries.  Useful for testing.  (Thanks,
      tomos)

many thanks, works a treat thumbs up
96  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: Delete After Days on: January 16, 2015, 05:21:47 AM
^ Working now thanks thumbs up
97  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: Delete After Days on: January 15, 2015, 01:30:51 PM
Anand,
I'm unable to download:
the link above leads to download page - the link there for version #2 leads to a page with just a download button - clicking on that does nothing.
(Using Pale Moon & IE without addons.)
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 14, 2015, 06:09:20 AM

nice to hear that one again Thmbsup
99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 14, 2015, 05:55:51 AM
^Perhaps "schlock" wasn't quite the word I was looking for. Let's call it "sweet" instead... smiley

ouch, I watched a live concert from 1976 (Carpenters - Live in Holland) - that was schlock, painful really most of it Sad
But still a fan of most of the studio stuff - the singles anyways, I never had an album by them.
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratulations Terrorists, You are getting what you want! on: January 13, 2015, 10:04:32 AM
Also..Tomos, what other posts have I made in the last sorta 6 months or so, that would be considered "Basement-Style"? o.O

fair question - and difficult for me to answer cause I dont know which threads were moved.

I just remember a couple of times saying that the topic was bound to head south, so-to-speak. OTOH I can be over-careful at times.

It's debatable what terrorists *do* want, and I guess that's where it goes basementy, for me anyways.
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