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126  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Get Sims 2 Ultimate for Free (Expires July 31st, 2014) on: July 23, 2014, 07:07:54 PM
Just follow the instructions!

http://help.ea.com/en/art...ms-2-ultimate-collection/
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 23, 2014, 03:49:01 PM
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You don't get notifications when the device is asleep (or sometimes ever, in the case of IMs). The email app expects to have a live connection to the server and cannot reflect actions like flagging or deleting email in a responsive fashion. Your phone makes a note to delete the email when you're in cell range and hides the message immediately. The Metro app just acts like it has ignored your attempt to delete a message while it frantically tries to connect to the server.

This is what I was talking about with the connectivity.
I see, yes that's annoying.  For me, I don't think it will be very important.  I think i'll just be using it as a portable desktop rather than some kind of mobile device.  I'm guessing i'm not going to be using the metro apps much.  I've always been a third party guy anyway.  I rarely use any stock windows programs other than Office.  i'll go third party just for the principle of it, lol.

Are you going to be using it as a tablet?  I foresee much pain.  Which will lead to Anger.  Which will lead to Hate.  Which will lead to suffering.  Which will lead to the Dark Side.

... after all, Yoda said so.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 23, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
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You don't get notifications when the device is asleep (or sometimes ever, in the case of IMs). The email app expects to have a live connection to the server and cannot reflect actions like flagging or deleting email in a responsive fashion. Your phone makes a note to delete the email when you're in cell range and hides the message immediately. The Metro app just acts like it has ignored your attempt to delete a message while it frantically tries to connect to the server.

This is what I was talking about with the connectivity.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 23, 2014, 12:49:34 PM
ok i see what you guys are saying.  it's an issue with navigation with the finger vs. mouse.  My assumption and experience from trying it out is that, yes, it's not perfect, but it's fine by me.  But maybe i haven't experienced something that you long term users have.

No, pdf xchange doesn't have an app version. I was just going to use it in desktop mode.

Try it for yourself.  I'd suggest trying it before.  It really sucks.

Ever try to hit a normal menu with your finger?  It's an exercise in frustration.  And styli only make it possible... not friendly.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 23, 2014, 11:27:22 AM
I also like the fact that i can use my software like pdf xchange etc, which i prefer over my android reader (ezpdf). 

Do they have a native app?  If not... don't really plan to use it.  Non-native app use sucks unless you're not in tablet mode, i.e. have a keyboard installed.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 22, 2014, 10:06:31 PM
However, I would also consider anything bigger than around 10 inches poorly suited for reading anything unless you intend to lay it down most of the time. I also wouldn't even consider a tablet with a desktop processor.

That might have been my problem.  I've been burned by MS several times in relation to them dropping platforms, so I got one that would still be useful even if they dropped the platform.  And when you try to do two things (desktop and tablet) I suppose it's inevitable that you'll fail.
132  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Learnable memberships available @ $9/mo (vs $29/mo regularly) for next few days on: July 22, 2014, 04:39:39 PM
Thanks!  Looks like a cool resource, and $9 isn't much to spend considering how much I spend on books smiley
133  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: July 22, 2014, 04:33:51 PM
So it was just an email harvesting tactic? mad

Perhaps not.  But perhaps.  And the page hasn't disappeared, just the announcement.  Perhaps only the winner was notified, which happens with several contests.

I suppose you could always send a query to their sales department and ask if you're that curious about who won it. But with only a single copy up for grabs I don't think there's much financial incentive for the dev to be playing games over it.
 Cool

This smiley
134  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Sublime Text Giveaway on: July 22, 2014, 01:44:32 PM
So it was just an email harvesting tactic? mad

Perhaps not.  But perhaps.  And the page hasn't disappeared, just the announcement.  Perhaps only the winner was notified, which happens with several contests.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 22, 2014, 12:45:34 PM
those iOS music apps are pretty damn good.  Sounds like we're in the same situation with the different brands.

wraith, I'm a little confused by your post...
responsiveness:  i thought the surface tablet was VERY responsive.  What exactly was it not responsive with?  All my touches and swipes were as fast as can be with the desktop power things were very quick.

As far as skydrive and integration, that's a software issue, and doesn't seem to be a tablet issue, right?
Speaking of which, shouldn't a tablet running windows 8 PRO (not RT) have no issues with settings, apps, whatever?  These are all software issues, and I've never run into such an issue that can't be resolved by some kind of freeware or third-party tool.  Right?  Isn't that our experience with the desktop windows computer?  Unless it's a hardware issue, i can't see any real problems with using a windows tablet.

I say all this because I'm confused by complaints about the tablet that sound like they can be fixed with desktop methods.

In terms of responsiveness, don't look at it with only the interface there, or one app.  Put it under normal load.  It takes a *long* time and a *lot* of apps in the background to make my ipad slow down at all- so much so, that even with 15 apps normally backgrounded, I never see it.  Try that on the surface.  I dare you.  Especially if a background app is doing something.

The skydrive and integration is not a software issue.  It affects anything that deals with cloud access.  Which makes it an OS issue.  A couple of examples.

1. I was syncing up some things between cubby and dropbox using Otixio.  This is something that I do all the time on my iOS device and it works fine, even if it goes to sleep because if inactivity.  Not only did it crap out when it went to sleep on my venue, I ended up with duplicates, and partials.
2. I was working on a document stored on dropbox.  I got called away, and left it up.  The synced version was an older version when I accessed the same document on a different machine.  If I work on something in dropbox on iOS (or PC, truthfully) as long as its saved, it is available on the other machines.  I had the same experience with OneDrive.
3. One of the things I do regularly is read.  Comixology, Nook, etc.  If the power goes off during a transfer, the app is forever in a bad state in terms of what has synced and what has not.

One might say these are issues with the applications at hand, and they very well may be.  But they are common functions- so if it is the applications, the API shouldn't allow the disconnect (Especially in their own app).  And so the perceived problem on my part is with the platform, as it happens across apps- no matter whose fault it is.

Which brings me to another issue - power management.  The power management in the surface platform is based on desktop paradigms, in regards to sleep and such.  That just doesn't work on a mobile platform, IMO.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 22, 2014, 09:55:42 AM
^ Exactly what my experience was.  Even worse were the frequent switches to desktop mode, even for native apps, and the fact that the desktop is woefully unsuited to use in a tablet that small.  It was also not as responsive as I'd expect, especially as people say that the not-Metro mode is for apps.  

There's also the integration with the outside world.  Even with their native app (which they want you to use for storage), that integration just doesn't work.  I'd use a piece of software that had to download something, and it just wouldn't work, even though downloading normal would.  I think it has to do with the sleep mode and such.  But that's just not an excuse.  And as I work with Dropbox and Cubby quite a bit (and others), it just wasn't acceptable.

I see potential, and really wanted it to work.  But it needs serious work.
137  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Data not being written to MySQL DB on: July 21, 2014, 07:52:11 PM
I removed the php_xslt.dll from the php config as I don't use it in any case.  Not sure why you happened across this error as I'm using php with database access all across the server, but try again.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 21, 2014, 05:36:45 PM
Which would I buy?  After my experience recently... none.  I really wanted a windows tablet, especially because I could code for it universally with my skillset I already possess.  Purchased a Dell Venue 8.  Sold it after trying for a couple of months to do anything similar to the experience I get on the iPad.

It just doesn't do the mobile experience well, from experience when downloading and the tablet sleeps, to limitations in applications that don't have similar limitations on iPad, to even using system menus and options (anything that's not in the system charm?  don't try to use it- it will still be built for standard windows.  and definitely not in portrait mode, as most are widescreen).

Wanted to like it, but wasn't successful in that.
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 18, 2014, 03:24:28 PM
Regulating Bitcoin means having a hand in the actual coding of it and writing code and then being able to convince everyone in the Bitcoin economy (or 51%) to accept your version of it.

Actually, this I will disagree with.  Effective regulation- yes.  But you can regulate without it being effective in and of itself- other than a yardstick for prosecution and persecution.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2014, 08:07:20 AM
Which proves my long time assertion that after a certain level of power everything comes full circle back to the childish playground rules, and street posturing.

Guy gets arrested for allegedly having gay cooties... wallbash

... that article is satire?  huh
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Malwarebytes self-start problem on: July 15, 2014, 05:32:48 AM
How do you know the BSODs are caused by Malwarebytes or the other security programs?

I've been suffering BSODs for about a year now - allegedly caused by a "third party driver". I've updated all drivers I can find to update, tested my memory and HDDs multiple times... Still getting the BSODs. It is almost impossible to find the driver or drivers at fault! Along the way throughout all my searching for a solution I have found that Windows 7x64 seems to be experiencing this issue more than other OS versions.

Jim

The Event Viewer.  There are also a couple of utilities that let you see the actual bsod and cause in place- for example BlueScreenView.
142  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Basic Pop-Up Notice/Reminder Window on: July 14, 2014, 08:40:12 AM
http://www.howtogeek.com/...h-no-additional-software/

http://www.howtogeek.com/...e-windows-task-scheduler/

You don't have the font... but the other bits are there.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bitcasa alternative on: July 13, 2014, 08:10:29 PM
did I mention monitor for changes in the local folders/fiiles and update automatically the files in cloud?

And all of them do that?
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bitcasa alternative on: July 13, 2014, 07:23:02 PM
There are several, unless it does something other than what you said.

Dropbox - selected folders in drop box folder
Copy - selected folders in copy folder
Cubby - any folder
Onedrive - selected folders in onedrive folder


If none of those appeal to you, you can always check for alternatives.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Malwarebytes self-start problem on: July 13, 2014, 11:04:01 AM
Have you tried to contact support?
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: July 12, 2014, 07:17:35 PM
I don't see any images on that page.  I'm running Adblock Plus in Chrome.

https://chrome.google.com...kjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: July 12, 2014, 02:23:22 PM
Where are you reading it?  On Tor.com?

Yeah.

I have ignored most of the pics, only occasionally nuking a couple that really seemed annoying.



Not sure... I have adblock plus and ghostery running... and didnt see any of what you were talking about.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Malwarebytes self-start problem on: July 11, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
It's a common problem that occurs when you do not have enough antivirus and antimalware.
Try adding a couple more, and you should have a completely unusable computer, instead of a partially messed up one.

Sorry for the sarcasm but couldn't help.

The ones that he's quoted so far are meant to be run at the same time since they cover different areas.

As far as Malwarebytes, there's a resident service that starts the app if it isn't running as a preventative against virii that shut down your protection.  In the menu it's referred to as the self-protection module.  Do you have this enabled?  And did you disable startup from within the app, or some other way?
Nope, I unticked the self-protection module in advanced settings, and it's still self-starting.
I do hate to speak like this of disabling such important software, but it's either that or get BSODs on an almost daily basis.

Did you check to see if there is a related service that starts?

On mine, it seems that I have MBAMScheduler and MBAMService.  You could play around with those.
149  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NoteFrog lifetime license $9.95 - but no new licenses ever after?? on: July 11, 2014, 03:58:25 PM
posted my reply on the crosspost: http://www.donationcoder....29431.msg359252#msg359252 

Not sure if it's better to keep conversation here or there (hence why I hate crossposts)
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: July 11, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
Where are you reading it?  On Tor.com?
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