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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: High School Student Laptop Policy on: August 20, 2014, 09:49:39 AM
+1 for what App's post.
Use this laptop as a lesson to teach your kids that "free gifts" are to be treated with a healthy dose of suspicion, and with your guard up.

And in all fairness, some credit has to be given to the school for finding a way to get a laptop in the hands of every kid to assist with school work -- though it would be much better if they let each parent decide whether they wanted the kids to be able to install what they want but take responsibility for maintenance, or leave it as is and have the school do it.  And I'm guessing the signed legal stuff about no privacy rights may be as much about school officials wanting to protect their ass in worst-case scenario, rather than real expectations of spying on kids, but you never know.

Hopefully the school will have an option of providing just the 3rd party commercial software needed for schoolwork (assuming there is any) to kids who have their own laptops.

It does make you wonder how long until some clever kid at that school starts offering a service to:
1. Make a drive image backup of the laptop when it is newly delivered.
2. Wipe the OS clean and installs a new operating system free of any lockdown or monitoring software.
3. Install the original image as a virtual machine if there is any needed non-free software on it.
4. Restore image when it's time to hand it back



52  DonationCoder.com Software / Jibz's Tools / Re: Larger point Dina fonts for newer laptops with full HD resolution? (1920x1080) on: August 20, 2014, 09:38:01 AM
Awesome -- and thanks for posting the link, I had forgotten where it was.  thumbs up
53  DonationCoder.com Software / Jibz's Tools / Re: Larger point Dina fonts for newer laptops with full HD resolution? (1920x1080) on: August 19, 2014, 08:22:25 PM
I wonder if one of the TrueType conversions of Dina would look better enlarged?
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 19, 2014, 08:12:37 PM
Wasn't sure where that was going but.. nice ending  Thmbsup
55  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Please - Bring Back One-Click 'To Clipboard' Feature!!!! on: August 18, 2014, 06:18:12 PM
Fair enough -- whether copy-to-clipboard is a 1 or 2 step process depends partly on where you trigger it from.
Are you meaning the button on the toolbar in the main window, or the right-click menu in tray menu?

If it's the main toolbar menu, then i can easily add an option to bring back the one click action.
56  Special User Sections / Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: A Genuine Baby Cody Sighting on: August 18, 2014, 12:02:39 PM
love it!  Kiss
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 18, 2014, 09:14:34 AM
A more reasonable alternative explanation for the behavior that many on the youtube thread are suggesting, is that the dog is trying to "bury" the fish, the way dogs bury other kinds of food (videos available on youtube).
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 18, 2014, 09:10:48 AM
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The dog sniffed the dead fish (touching his nose to the fish) which was so putrescently odiferous that he was trying to scrub his nose clean on the wet pavement.

i don't think that's even a remotely plausible description of the dog's behavior.
59  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update on: August 18, 2014, 08:54:27 AM
Have you tried rebooting?
Anyone else with new Windows 8.1 have this same problem?
60  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: LATEST MiniCap VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.31.01 - Aug 17, 2014 on: August 18, 2014, 08:16:14 AM
v1.31.01 - Aug 17, 2014
  • [BugFix] Region capture sizes were off by one.
  • [MinorFeature] Main window now shows on taskbar (when main window is shown).
  • [MinorFeature] Image dimensions are now shown on main window.
  • [MinorFeature] Selection is cleared after new captures.
  • [BugFix] Image starts out blank if MiniCap launched with no commandline parameters.
  • [Feature] Updated with new scrolling capture code from big brother tool Screenshot Captor.
  • [MinorFeature] Previous foreground window is restored after exit.
  • [Feature] New commandline option to embed (exif) comment in file (gif, png, jpg, pdf, tiff, but not .bmp format).
  • [Feature] New commandline option to not focus a target window when doing a window capture.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 17, 2014, 03:42:25 PM
Holy cow that dog+fish video blew my mind.  Amazing.  That has to be one of the most remarkable videos in this long thread.
What an incredible dog.

And I can't help but notice the humans are laughing in the background while the dog seems genuinely concerned and troubled.
62  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Localizer error on: August 17, 2014, 08:10:52 AM
Strange.. I didn't think URL Snooper had to be run as admin..
Anyone else have this error?

Have you selected a non-standard language?
63  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: add EXIF meta data on: August 17, 2014, 07:23:04 AM
Added, please download latest minicap BETA:

New commandline option:

-comment "comment string here"
embed (exif) comment in saved file (works on png, jpg, tiff, gif, but not .bmp)
64  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Export to single .txt files (adding date-time) on: August 17, 2014, 05:32:32 AM
Where is the original thread? My memory is that export worked and the problem was with the importing tool..
65  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Scrolling keys on: August 17, 2014, 04:33:40 AM
Let me try to add the new scrolling key options.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls on: August 17, 2014, 12:54:13 AM
nice. very clever.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 16, 2014, 04:42:08 PM
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What happens when non-techies discover web dev tools.

ha!  Grin
68  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Scrolling keys on: August 16, 2014, 07:11:34 AM
If i'm understanding you correctly, what you are asking is that the vertical scrolling method, in addition to "simulate keypresses (PgUp/PgDn)" add an option "simulated keypresses (UpArror/DownArrow)",
something like that?
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Chrome and Malware detection on: August 15, 2014, 12:32:29 PM
I've seen it and I agree with wraith -- this is yet again a move by one of the big corporations to "protect" users by penalizing and scaring people about the software made by small independent coders.
It is an irresponsible act that inevitably penalizes the small guys and pushes everyone towards products made by large corporations with the clout and money to be whitelisted.
70  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Localizer error on: August 15, 2014, 11:28:36 AM
Ok my test shows its working fine on a test machine, so there must be something unusual going on.

Can you tell me how you are installing -- are you using the portable version or the setup version?
What operating system?
Did you download previously a custom language file?
Are you using a custom language?
Are you installing over a previous installation that used to work?

Can you try downloading the portable zip version and unzip it into a new folder and try running it from there and see if you get the same error?
71  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Localizer error on: August 15, 2014, 11:19:48 AM
Can you try this version:

If you still get the error, you'll have to tell me a bit more about your scenario.
72  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Localizer error on: August 15, 2014, 09:59:17 AM
Hi cucumi.
It looks like perhaps I didn't properly include the latest language translation file.  Let me try to upload a new build this weekend.
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: August 14, 2014, 12:26:17 PM
"Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts" by Stanislas Dehaene.
Just started it, but so far so good.  Looks like a good book to recommend to people who want a more scientific, less fuzzy, take on consciousness.

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74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: August 14, 2014, 12:04:52 PM
In theory it seems perfect for coding.
But I have a 27" monitor; in portrait mode it's just too tall to comfortably look at -- at least on my desk and viewing distance.  It's too much of a neck strain to look up to top.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: August 14, 2014, 11:39:33 AM
Tried it, abandoned it.
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