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126  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta ! on: February 18, 2014, 09:43:08 AM
the flickering of the progress text

Hmm, do elaborate. What is flickering exactly?

In the update dialog, after pressing update, there is a line that shows progress while downloading, saving and verifying the package. This line of text flickers like it is being erased and then redrawn each time it updates. When it gets to applying the update, the rest of it is smooth.

I've repeated downgrading to beta 52 and upgrading to beta 60 a couple of times and it's consistent.
127  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2 is in open beta ! on: February 18, 2014, 04:52:51 AM
Nice Thmbsup.

The only thing I can point my finger at is the flickering of the progress text while it is updating.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What Google Plus is all about on: February 18, 2014, 02:23:00 AM
Google [replace with Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, or your preferred corporate villain/hero] is not your enemy. They are also not your friend. "They" are, technically speaking, not even a they but rather an it, and it is a corporation.

You forget that at your own peril.

+1
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: February 16, 2014, 02:15:23 PM
I don't know, perhaps John Gruber has a point in saying that Windows 8 comes from their desire to try to have the same interface on all devices in the hope that that interface will be Windows. But phones and desktop computers are not the same, and are not used for the same things, so the same interface will not work.
130  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: My Initial Impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online on: February 16, 2014, 02:08:11 PM
Did they lift the NDA?

Edit: Seems so: http://elderscrollsonline...5/the-beta-nda-has-lifted

Thmbsup
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What Google Plus is all about on: February 15, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
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Google Plus, the company’s social network, is like a ghost town

First sentence being false makes me not want to read the rest. I have only ~200 friends and member of a handful of communities and there is lots going on.

My personal experience is also that there is a lot going on. So much in fact, I should probably turn down the volume of some of my circles, because I can't keep up.

I think if you include the rest of the paragraph, he perhaps does make some sense:

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Google Plus, the company’s social network, is like a ghost town. Want to see your old roommate’s baby or post your vacation status? Chances are, you’ll use Facebook instead.

The thing is, I find these kind of facebook updates (which is all I am seing on facebook) to be horrible. On G+ I have found new and engaging people and content, on facebook I have found duckface selfies and "Took the kids to socker practice" posts.

But I know a lot of people are interested in the stuff that facebook offers them, and those people will stick to it, and to them G+ could seem like a "ghost town", in the sense that their family and friends aren't there (yet).
132  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Binary Search Tree help on: February 13, 2014, 03:40:27 AM
A static variable should work as well, you just have to remember that it is initialized at program start, so you will need some way to reset it between uses.

You could also pass and return an int that contains the total number of integers printed so far.

But this being C++, perhaps a better solution would be to create a little helper class, which wraps an ostream, and then pass it to your function. This way, you have removed the details of how the numbers are printed from the traversal, and you can reuse it if you have to print the tree in some other order as well.

133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: hubiC, DropBox like service with interesting pricing on: February 09, 2014, 02:31:00 AM
Redundant storage does not provide privacy, but secure data does not only mean private data.

Also, it could be a plus to some people that the servers are not located in the US.

I don't know if this one is going to be useful, but for unimportant data, 25 GB of free storage is welcome.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: hubiC, DropBox like service with interesting pricing on: February 07, 2014, 09:46:08 AM
Don't think so, but you can save the PDF and then upload it to Google Translate.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / hubiC, DropBox like service with interesting pricing on: February 07, 2014, 05:09:43 AM
Via HN, hubiC is what looks like a DropBox like service at a fraction of the cost.

I hope some competition in this market will bring the prices down Thmbsup.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes is moving away from lifetime licenses on: February 06, 2014, 09:03:11 AM
Maybe uninstall/reinstall is needed?

Looks like it, plus some rebooting, if you read for instance this forum post:

https://forums.malwarebyt...index.php?showtopic=63720
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes is moving away from lifetime licenses on: February 06, 2014, 02:36:39 AM
Thank you for the heads up indeed Thmbsup.

And I agree, this is a nice way to handle it (unlike some we've seen recently).
138  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Koding.com and the great 100TB giveaway on: January 31, 2014, 08:34:40 AM
Not quite sure what I am going to use it for, but I signed up and gave one of you some extra space anyway Grin.
139  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: The Descent to C - introduction to C from a HLL perspective on: January 29, 2014, 08:51:00 AM
The author, Simon Tatham, is the guy who wrote the PuTTY SSH client, btw.
140  Other Software / Developer's Corner / The Descent to C - introduction to C from a HLL perspective on: January 29, 2014, 07:49:33 AM
I think this is an excellent introduction to what makes C different than most modern high level languages:

http://www.chiark.greenen...rg.uk/~sgtatham/cdescent/

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This article attempts to give a sort of ‘orientation tour’ for people whose previous programming background is in high (ish) level languages such as Java or Python, and who now find that they need or want to learn C.

C is quite different, at a fundamental level, from languages like Java and Python. However, well-known books on C (such as the venerable Kernighan & Ritchie) tend to have been written before Java and Python changed everyone's expectations of a programming language, so they might well not stop to explain the fundamental differences in outlook before getting into the nitty-gritty language details. Someone with experience of higher-level languages might therefore suffer a certain amount of culture shock when picking up such a book. My aim is to help prevent that, by warning about the culture shocks in advance.

This article will not actually teach C: I'll show the occasional code snippet for illustration and explain as much as I need to make my points, but I won't explain the language syntax or semantics in any complete or organised way. Instead, my aim is to give an idea of how you should expect C to differ from languages you previously knew about, so that when you do pick up an actual C book, you won't be distracted from the details by the fundamental weirdness.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free web storage service that offers the biggest amount of data? on: January 24, 2014, 01:29:31 AM
And while we're at it, be warned that SugarSync will become a paid only service on February 8, 2014.  If you have been using their free service, you have until then to move your data elsewhere or either pay for it or lose it.   Ransomware?

Interesting. I was about to make a post because I had a free SugarSync account, which I had not used much.

So I apparently forgot to log in to it in the past three months, and received what I first thought was a friendly reminder that I had to log in to keep my account, but turned out to be "pay or we delete your account", without much attempt to SugerCoat it:

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Your Account Will Be Deleted

Hello,

You have not used your SugarSync account in over three months. SugarSync periodically deletes accounts that have been inactive for 3 months. To save your data from deletion, please take one of the following actions in the next 7 days:

  • Upgrade to an annual plan and never worry about account expiration again.
  • Remove your data from SugarSync by following these directions.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hard Drive Brand Reliability Data on: January 22, 2014, 04:14:37 AM
Even if their use is a special case to some extent, I think a failure rate of over 10% is bad.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy remote access to my home pc? on: January 21, 2014, 09:59:48 AM
LogMeIn is apparently shutting down the free service as well.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to repair zip files? on: January 15, 2014, 05:25:30 AM
This zip format does not contain any recovery data I am afraid. The best you can hope for, is being able to decompress files skipping the parts that are corrupted.

If the data record that lists the files is intact, you can try 7-Zip or Info-ZIP UnZip, which both do not mind continuing after a corrupt file.

If not, you will probably need some tool to repair it. WinRAR has some support for reconstructing, and searching for 'zip repair' gives some hits that might work as well (Zip Repair as mentioned by tomos might be worth a shot).
145  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread on: January 03, 2014, 06:53:20 AM
I count 39 apps for this year's NANY.

Quick, someone travel back in time and release one more app! Grin
146  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Roundup Prep on: January 02, 2014, 03:00:56 PM
Sounds like a good idea, I added a couple of videos for my "entry" Thmbsup.
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Special: gaioNiBBLES, old DOS game on: January 02, 2014, 02:55:09 PM
Here is a short video of single player:

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

And a two player game (where my son does a fine job of blocking me Grin):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvyOedz3w1M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvyOedz3w1M</a>
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free version of XYplorer is back on: January 02, 2014, 01:03:31 PM
According to that list, the free version does not support making coffee, so that rules it out for me sadly. Glad I have a lifetime license, so my coffee is secured Grin.
149  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: You Need a Budget 4 - 75% off (Steam version) on: January 01, 2014, 02:57:03 PM
Looks like it's 75% off again today, Jan 1st.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF DONATIONCODER - 2014! on: January 01, 2014, 04:38:25 AM
Happy new year folks Kiss
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