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1376  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Reporting myself to a moderator on: August 29, 2011, 12:26:43 PM
Report myself?

Hey...I ain't ratting myself out for nobody, Coppas!
 (see attachment in previous post)
You think you got something on me? Then prove it!
 Grin



We have ways and means of finding out the truth!

1377  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Centurylink is on CracK on: August 29, 2011, 12:23:45 PM
Quote
point blank told the brain dead drone on the other end of the line that he was in fear of his life if he tried to leave the location with the connection still down.

 Grin Grin
1378  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: editor or wp (on disk) to give rtf code for web forums on: August 29, 2011, 12:17:50 PM
Yes, the installer requires .NET 4.0.

I have packaged a portable version and attached it to this post.  I cannot guarantee it will run, or at least run without crashing if you do not have .NET 4.0 installed.

The project itself is also Open-Source (Source available on the link in my previous post) and I am no longer supporting updates for it.  However, I think in its current form, it should be more than suitable for what you need.

-Stephen
1379  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Mis-leading Online Advertisements - Have Your Say! on: August 28, 2011, 10:02:30 PM
I want to start a little thread here to bring to light, all those nasty little advertisements that fool the average (and sometimes even the more tech savvy) into clicking on pages.

Firstly, they take the notice away from the reason your on the page in question, but also...What is the point?  If they are on PPC (Pay-Per-Click) or even PPI (Pay-Per-Impression) then the originator is paying money to drive traffic, to his or her website, through bad techniques, for which people are simply going to navigate away!

What's worse, is that, if there where off-line advertisements, they would be reported, and be removed due to 'False Advertising' laws...yet nothing is done about it on the Internet.

Lets get started!


1. The "Download Now" Trick

This trick, is #1 on my BAD move list, and I would love to see it's removal from the entire internet...


Usually put where you would expect to find a legitimate download link.

2. The "You wasn't paying attention" trick:

Now, I some-what agree, that with this one, you should have been paying more attention...but whats the bet, that 50% of people see this, and use the one on the right, before they notice the small text link to the REAL download?

[attach=1]
Use's a slight psychological trick, to fool users into clicking that, instead of what they actually wanted.


Just gonna add those 2 for now.

Feel free to add one's you think should also be removed!
1380  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: GameManagerV2 on: August 28, 2011, 09:27:42 PM
Oh, thats a nice article. I was wondering why the download cout has just rapidly increased cheesy

Submitting something to DC usually works better than setting up advertising on Google ^>^

Also...this looks bloody nice...Downloading now!
1381  DonationCoder.com Software / Mouser's Zone / Re: Im going to be mostly away from the internet this week (Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2011) on: August 28, 2011, 09:24:54 PM
if you can read this i can post from my kindle.

If you can't, hes posting from his iPad.
1382  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Reporting myself to a moderator on: August 28, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
Works for me  smiley (Although I only got to the "Reason" page, that wasn't showing before, and I didn't actually want to report my post lol)
1383  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Problems with attaching an attachment to a post... on: August 28, 2011, 09:12:20 PM
Hmm this is a great post. How to upload a video to a log??



If you mean things like youtube videos, do it like the following:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/blah[/youtube]
1384  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: editor or wp (on disk) to give rtf code for web forums on: August 28, 2011, 03:40:06 AM
How about something like this?

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=25352.0

1385  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: Simulate keystrokes to scalable BPM on: August 28, 2011, 12:27:09 AM
Anybody willing to code the following:

It would need to simulate key strokes, and send them to the active window, at a specific BPM

For instance, I would want to send the following keystrokes, to the active window:

Q E T I T E Q E T I T E
N Q E Y E Q N Q E Y E Q
V N Q R Q N V N Q R Q N
B M W T W M B M W T W M

They would be sent at the rate of 128 BPM (In this respect, for the left hand segment of Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah)

If possible, I would like to also be able to set the program to be able to loop X times, then follow with a new set of orders (so looping that 4 times, then sending the next set of keys to the active window) - It would send each set, a designated number of times.

It should also be able to send multiple strokes at once, so if I wanted to send B Q E at the same time, it would do (at EXACTLY the same time)

BPM is hugely important in this, as its going to be used in conjunction with a Virtual MIDI Piano, So I would obviously want to be able to set a specific BPM for each song.

I know I'm pushing my luck, but I would also be able to set "BPM Markers" within the keymap file, so if it plays X at Y BPM, for N number of times, it could then also change BPM

As an extension (yay, more options), I would also be able to designate shortcuts to be sent to the active window (which will in-turn, change the transposition, the octave etc) (These are set by the MIDI Piano software itself)

IE

*128 4 (<--- signifies, 128 BPM, Repeat 4 times)
Q E T I T E Q E T I T E
N Q E Y E Q N Q E Y E Q
V N Q R Q N V N Q R Q N
B M W T W M B M W T W M
*192 8 (<---192 BPM, Repeat x4)
Q E T I T E Q E T I T E
N Q E Y E Q N Q E Y E Q
V N Q R Q N V N Q R Q N
B M W T W M B M W T W M
*128 8 CTLRA CTLRA (Change BPM back to 128, repeated 8 times, moving the transposition up 2 notches by sending CTRL-Right Arrow to the software)
Q E T I T E Q E T I T E
N Q E Y E Q N Q E Y E Q
V N Q R Q N V N Q R Q N
B M W T W M B M W T W M


It would be cool if those shortcuts are all able to be chosen and changed at any point using this softwares control menu, so I can add/remove shortcuts, or change stuff around to make life easier.


Its a big ask, so I thank in advance.

If you need any more information, ask! cheesy



1386  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight. on: August 27, 2011, 07:45:20 PM
If Sol explodes I just hope it's during the day.  The bright light in contrast with the night sky could produce a hell of a lot of eye strain.




You see, thats the thing right there...There will be NO night sky while its happening, it will act as a second sun, causing 100% daylight for 24 hours a day, for who knows how long lol.
1387  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight. on: August 27, 2011, 06:46:38 PM
The source I had, didn't mention anything about impending doom, in-fact, quite the opposite, it stated that we would be blasted with particles that will cause us no harm what-so-ever, and will only cause the double sun, and perhaps no daylight for a little while.

Gawd knows though...it's hard to find a reliable source for bloody anything now-a-days lol
1388  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight. on: August 27, 2011, 12:05:55 PM
On the same note as this, has anybody heard about the one thats going to supernova any moment (They said 2012).

This isn't going to cause any hard to us, but they said it could have a couple of strange effects:

  • If it happens, it will be so bright as to cause a temporary "Second Sun"
  • Due to said "Second Sun" we may be in complete daytime for several months.

Two suns...wow...Its gonna be worth every moment of daylight just to be able to say we saw that...alien landscapes in our own skies, how cool would that be!

(PS: Theres also the chance it might not happen for another 10,000 years, so don't get too excited tongue)
1389  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you own a car? :: A Product no self-respecting DC member should be without! on: August 26, 2011, 11:23:33 PM
  Grin Loving the license plate!

At least people know your a self-respecting DC member!  Cool   Grin
1390  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Do you own a car? :: A Product no self-respecting DC member should be without! on: August 26, 2011, 11:13:08 PM

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1391  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Ohhhhhh, A package! I wonder what it is?! on: August 26, 2011, 05:34:10 PM
I received a package today!

Needless to say, like always, I fail at remembering if I ordered anything...but it has my name on the box!

Lets get to opening!

Ooooh...It's a box!
[attachthumb=1]

Wtf? Another box?
[attachthumb=2]

OMG Another! - Its like pass the parcel...only...without all the other people.
[attachthumb=3]

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH CODY CARDS!
[attachthumb=4]

O_o, They make me read instructions!
[attachthumb=5]

Never mind those...THESE are what I want, after opening 3 cardboard boxes, one plastic one, and removing the cling film heat sealed wrapping stuff...took ages!
[attachthumb=6]



Sorry for the bluury pics...took from a crappy camera phone lol
1392  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 26, 2011, 05:04:04 PM
Hey all,

I’m a writer at CNET and Download.com, and personally I’ve been getting a lot of feedback on the Download.com Installer, including but not limited to Mouser and I emailing directly. (We've spoken a few times over the years.) I had absolutely nothing to do with the development or approval of the installer, but I wanted to assure you that I’ve been forwarding on your complaints to the appropriate people.

I have no news of changes being made to the installer as of yet, but I can assure you that the people in charge of it are listening to your complaints and are strongly considering options for improving the experience. I can’t say whether the installer will ever go away because CNET is seeing a much higher download completion rate than before it was in use. I have not been provided with numbers to back this up, yet. However, your feedback does appear to be reaching its target.

In the meantime, if you’re a developer and would like your software to be excluded from the installer, you can send a request for exclusion here: cnet-installer@cbsinteractive.com. No requests have been denied so far, to the best of my knowledge.

If you’re a Download.com reader, logging into your CNET account (at the top right corner of the page) will give you a text link on the download page that allows you to directly download the program you want, bypassing the installer. The link appears just below the green Download.com icon, and reads, “Direct Download Link.”

You are all more than welcome to continue sending your complaints and concerns to me, and I can forward them on. I can be reached at seth.rosenblatt@cnet.com. You can also send them to cnet-installer@cbsinteractive.com.

p.s. Yes, I'm posting this on a couple of sites. This is not an official CNET response, but me personally taking matters into my own hands to let you know you're being heard. In other words: BE GENTLE! smiley

Firstly, Welcome to the site!

Secondly, its awesome that you have posted this information here for everybody to see.  This will certainly help clear up any un-answered questions from the masses!

Great to see somebody from a large corporate run website taking matters personally!
1393  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Exploding star to be visible from Earth within a fortnight. on: August 26, 2011, 03:45:25 PM
The most visible exploding star in a generation will be visible in skies above Britain within a fortnight, Oxford University astronomers have announced.

The supernova will burn with the brightness of more than a billion Suns | Photo: AP

Quote
The supernova, triggered by the collapse of a star 21 million light years away from Earth, began on Tuesday and could soon be bright enough to see through a pair of binoculars.

 The cosmic event, observed by Oxford scientists and American colleagues, is one of the closest stellar explosions to Earth since 1987, and is the nearest example of its type to be seen from Earth in 40 years.

 The rare "type 1a" supernova – an event where a star explodes, then sucks up the energy from another nearby star and is reborn – happened in the Pinwheel Galaxy, located in the Great Bear constellation.

 It is of particular interest to scientists because type 1a supernovae can be used to measure the size and age of the universe.

 The supernova, dubbed PTF11kly, is close enough that astronomers will be able to study it in unprecedented detail, and Nasa announced it would tear up the Hubble telescope's work schedule to study the phenomenon from Saturday.

For the first three weeks after the explosion, the supernova will burn with the brightness of more than a billion Suns, but experts warned that it would still be difficult for the general public to locate in the night sky.

 Dr Mark Sullivan, who led the Oxford team, said: "The best time to see this exploding star will be just after evening twilight in the Northern hemisphere in a week or so's time ... You'll need dark skies and a good pair of binoculars, although a small telescope would be even better."

 Tom Boles, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Association, added: "Most amateur astronomers detect supernovas using electronic sensors, so to be able to see one at all is tremendous and to be able to see it using binoculars is pretty much unprecedented.

 "To find it will be relatively easy if you know where to look, but someone who has not done it before will probably fail because you really need to know where the Pinwheel Galaxy is, and even then it will not appear that bright."

 The discovery of the giant explosion just hours after it took place means astronomers will also get a rare chance to study the outer layers of the blast, which contain unburnt sections of the star.

 Prof Andy Howell of the University of California Santa Barbara, one of the team who made the find, said: "We caught this supernova earlier than we’ve ever discovered a supernova of this type.

 "On Tuesday, it wasn’t there. Then, on Wednesday, boom! There it was -caught within hours of the explosion. As soon as I saw the discovery image I knew we were onto something big.

 “We are finding new clues to solving the mystery of the origin of these supernovae that has perplexed us for 70 years. Despite looking at thousands of supernovae, I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8725053/Exploding-star-to-be-visible-from-Earth-within-a-fortnight.html






I'm going to be keeping my eye's, on the sky, with a camera ready at all points, will try snap shots of this!

I expect you all do the same!
1394  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ultimate touchscreen control via iPad remote software - I'm excited on: August 26, 2011, 10:35:46 AM
Okay, I've bought the iPad Keypad Pro app and a few of the ready made button templates... but, I can't bring myself to try it. I may test it out over the weekend just to see how well it works - I've decided I just don't like the idea of having to keep an iPad next to my keyboard just in case I want to use some fancy button shortcuts.

Don't get me wrong, I do want some convenient fancy button shortcuts that are there whenever I need them; an iPad just doesn't fit those requirements.

So, I'm going to get a mini touchscreen and try Ath's WinButtons. It will be in a week or two from now that I get the touchscreen (unless I can't resist getting it sooner)...

Can you use the iPad as a Tablet of sorts on which you can actually draw directly on the iPads screen, and see what your doing (rather than typical tablets where your drawing on your desk, and staring at the PC screen)
1395  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ultimate touchscreen control via iPad remote software - I'm excited on: August 25, 2011, 09:10:13 PM
This kinda came at the perfect time as I have been seriously looking at getting an iPad 2 (found one for £15/Month).

Would be cool as hell if I could also control the TV with it at some point cheesy
1396  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anyone else using Ramdisk in Windows 7? on: August 25, 2011, 09:07:40 PM
Sounds rather interesting, gonna download it and see how my machine takes it...it could do with a swift kick up the ass, and this might just be the answer (Seeing as I'm on a machine with 1GB of DDR2 and a 3.2Ghz single core processor and can't afford anything better lol)

Will see!
1397  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Seriously, Youtube is becoming impossible! on: August 25, 2011, 08:05:31 PM
Just a quick rant about how full of Adverts youtube videos are becoming.

Seriously, I just watched a 2 minute video clip and was having to keep clicking those annoying as hell "close" buttons that are so small, you miss half the video trying to aim on them...if you miss, your taken to the spam site, and when you finally hit the damn X, the video has finished.

Its driving me mental and I'm now in the process of finding a good alternative to youtube that doesn't drive you absolutely mental.
1398  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 24, 2011, 12:55:17 PM
So after the aliens landed, bringing world peace, immortality, and all the unicorns back ... They created a magic toolbar...

...and sprinkled gobs and gobs of silvery glitter over everything!



Sounds like the storyline to the next "Twilight"
1399  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for August 21st, 2011 - "What's New With You?!" on: August 24, 2011, 09:21:41 AM
Thanks Stephen for the Newsletter.

I am sorry to say that I abandoned the "You Have Files" NANY 2012 pledge, as I found that many similar exist and no point in making the same.

But do not worry, I am testing a totally different App right now, and may be this will prove more useful that the above. Hope to make a beta in 1/2 weeks.

Regards,

Anand


Thanks for letting us know!  cheesy
1400  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 23, 2011, 09:26:37 AM
It seems I was overly optimistic in predicting that the outrage over this would force cnet to immediately stop this practice Sad

I'm not sure what we can do to put a top to this other than continuing to express outrage everywhere we can and demand that our software is removed from CNet's services, and cause enough heat that CNet realizes how badly their reputation is going to be damaged if they do not reverse course.

The response to my email to them telling them to remove all donationcoder software was to tell me to purchase their premium service if i wanted to remove their bundled installer crap.  In other words this is one big extortion racket.

Legal threats might be the next step.
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