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76  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: SoftMaker Office HD, the only complete Office for Android tablets, free beta rev on: October 16, 2014, 10:25:29 AM
What is the criteria for saying that it's the only complete office suite for android tablets?
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 16, 2014, 10:20:30 AM
Oh thank God, this is so great news! Can't wait to have them!

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not...  huh

ofcourse not! we are in a technology forum and I can't believe people are so much afraid of technological advancements!

Technology is never the answer.  It's a tool, like any other, and we as people that are on a technology forum must have a much greater scrutiny of the uses and abuses of such things, IMO.  That old chestnut about when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail?  That applies to technology, also.

It's very easy to fall into as a developer- using the latest features of development platforms just because it's cool.  But that makes a bad developer, and a client that's not well served.

This technology is not ready for prime-time.  That's the only thing we're saying.  Not that it will never be.  But that it's not currently.  And Google agrees.  And Elon Musk seems to agree.  So what's so wrong with us applying our scrutiny and agreeing?  Because it seems pretty obvious to me that it has a long way to go before its ready- and that it shouldn't be the default state until it is ready, and that the standards should be a lot higher than for a human driver.
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 16, 2014, 10:14:40 AM
I'm not ready to put my life in their hands.  Either as the passenger, or another driver on the streets.

But you're already doing that as another driver on the streets, since these vehicles are out there, and have been for years.

I answered that above.  And besides that, a controlled set is different from every driver.
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SSL broken, again, in POODLE attack on: October 15, 2014, 10:42:30 PM
From my understanding, it's only SSLv3... right?  Which shouldn't really be in use?

https://securityblog.redh...nerability-cve-2014-3566/
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 15, 2014, 12:26:31 PM
but for home use, I don't see any advantage.

My wife likes cappuccino.  It's definitely a lot easier for her to make it every morning in a Keurig than not.  And though I like the taste of coffee/tea prepared in other fashions better, it's definitely more convenient... which is the reason that the reusable pods I discarded the use of a while ago.  Because it took out the convenience.  There's also the ability to get hot water on tap a lot faster than I would otherwise even when I use some other method of preparation.

So IMO there are reasons.  I was skeptical until I started using it- I bought it for my wife mostly.  But after I started using it... yes, there are definite advantages.
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 15, 2014, 12:23:09 PM
but you already put your life in other drivers' hands

SJ addressed the other part... so I'll address this.

Hell no, I don't.  I don't trust other drivers any farther than I can throw their car.  That's what I don't understand about a lot of drivers today.. they trust other drivers.  And they give them leeway.  I plan, assess, and stay alert- especially when there are other drivers around or I'm going through an area where there is the chance that other drivers have a window in which they could do something especially stupid because you're supposedly 'in the right'.  It's not perfect... but its a sight better than putting my trust in them.
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 14, 2014, 07:58:34 PM
Of the two, one (being rear-ended) is clearly not the fault of the driverless car.

That is true legally.  The truth of rear-ended being not your fault is a little bit murkier.

I think the driverless cars have more to "fear" from other drivers/humans than we have to fear of them.

As long as we're driving in optimal conditions where there is no construction nor snow nor heavy rain?  Nor anything unexpected that a driver would be able to deal with?

Even google admits that we're not there (in that second part of my post), so why would we think that we are?
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 14, 2014, 02:14:25 PM
Google has been testing driverless cars for years. On real streets. In real traffic.  As far as I know, there have been no accidents/collisions.

(Though the law requires a human in the vehicle, behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car

There have been incidents.  And though they state that they were not the fault of the car.. what else would you expect them to say when there is doubt?

I'm not ready to put my life in their hands.  Either as the passenger, or another driver on the streets.

http://mashable.com/2012/...less-cars-safer-than-you/

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So Google has good reason to be proud; it is bringing us closer to the day when we'll be able to sit back, relax and do the crossword during our commute. But the company also admits it has a long way to go.

"To provide the best experience we can, we’ll need to master snow-covered roadways, interpret temporary construction signals and handle other tricky situations that many drivers encounter," writes Chris Urmson, the driverless car team's Engineering Lead, in a blog post. "For now, our team members will remain in the driver’s seats and will take back control if needed."

So if people are driving in these conditions- and those statistics are in the 'safer than you' calculation... things become a lot less clear.
84  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: License Key on: October 14, 2014, 02:06:05 PM
which program are you utilizing?
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 14, 2014, 02:05:07 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja9UeCypJNw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja9UeCypJNw</a>

That build up... to the end.  It's long, but very much worth it!
86  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 14, 2014, 10:50:56 AM
But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.

It could with very few tweaks be perfect for NANY.

"Now that NANY is done... what do you celebrate with after the long deadline night?"
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and privacy (or lack of) on: October 14, 2014, 10:45:44 AM
Dropbox also has two-factor authentication- which you should turn on, no matter what.
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 13, 2014, 08:42:04 PM
One word: boycott.

One word: buyarealdamncoffeemakerferpeteseverlovingsake

I have one.  And I prefer the Keurig for a quick cup of coffee in the morning.  Is that a crime?
89  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 12, 2014, 03:58:00 PM
Interesting comment:

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You can get around the compatible cup issue by simplifying placing the foil of an approved cup over the unapproved cup.

And the funny part about it is that I've tried the others... and tried the reusable pods.  I'd decided that the keurig cups were the best way to go- both for taste and convenience.  But now...
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind Mapping Software - What are the current top players now? on: October 10, 2014, 02:07:14 PM
Yes, it integrates with Scrivener... but I haven't seen an integration with Evernote. Sad
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind Mapping Software - What are the current top players now? on: October 10, 2014, 11:13:37 AM
Will probably end up buying Scapple, if only because of integration with Evernote

... what integration?  I looked it up after I saw your post, thinking I'd missed something.  I don't see anywhere that it integrates with Evernote...?
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind Mapping Software - What are the current top players now? on: October 09, 2014, 03:03:45 PM
Lately I've been using Gingko App - https://gingkoapp.com/app.  Free for 3 trees, but you can upgrade for unlimited trees.  It's a little bit different take on organization- not rightly a mind-map, but more of a mind-tree.

Two statements from the developer that show the aim of the application:
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What goes in each column?
The principle is:
Left → Right = General → Specific.
There is no wrong way to use Gingko, and you can always drag things around later.
What can I use it for?
Short answer is: anything.
Use Gingko any time you want to write or organize something hard.

They have an introduction on youtube:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCKZHsICm8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCKZHsICm8</a>

And a couple of articles:
http://www.makeuseof.com/...change-the-way-you-write/
https://gingkoapp.com/p/future-of-text/
93  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Program Idea: Track and Chart Computer Activity Times on: October 09, 2014, 12:35:05 PM
There are several that do most of what you're looking for... the only difference I see in what you're proposing is *not* keeping track of what they are using.  I suppose if there's someone out there that doesn't like the idea of the software keeping track of what they're doing, this would be a boon.
94  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NaNoWriMo Scrivener Offer on: October 09, 2014, 07:41:59 AM
Strange... I use the Windows and Mac versions, and I haven't noticed any(?) of those feature differences in use.  The one I'd possibly use (the corkboard one) I'd just assumed wasn't possible, so hadn't even tried- I just use it to keep bits from the folder that it represents in a visual manner.
95  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Q&A about what software can be submitted on: October 08, 2014, 11:43:37 PM
After all, NANY does stand for "NEW APPS for the new year" not "Stuff already released that we just want to give some publicity to"

+1 - New means new, and any attempt at widening that scope detracts from the frantic comraderal push to create something within the time frame allotted. You can't be in the moment ahead of time...it just doesn't work that way.

I don't see how this is valid... or how the current rules even apply to this, truthfully.  You can work on it for as long as you want to under the current rules.  It just can't be *released* (which is a nebulous term) before NANY.  The only frantic push is if you put off developing your application until the deadline.  Some years... I've been in that number.  Others... not so much.
96  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY Q&A about what software can be submitted on: October 08, 2014, 09:03:27 PM
Why not do like NaNoWriMo?  They've had similar discussions... and decided what fit... and anything else just goes into the Rebel category.  We don't really want to be exclusive, I'd not think.  That just doesn't seem in the spirit of NANY.
97  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NaNoWriMo Scrivener Offer on: October 08, 2014, 07:52:40 PM
A few articles on it:

http://michaelhyatt.com/switched-to-scrivener.html
http://welcometosherwood....crivener-as-a-note-taker/
http://pauljmiller.wordpr...as-a-note-taking-program/

Personally, I use Evernote for such things as it has built in syncing.  But I can see the appeal.
98  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NaNoWriMo Scrivener Offer on: October 08, 2014, 02:16:35 PM
I am, as usual smiley  Have one story that I need to finish for a submission, then I'm going to start outlining what I'm going to do.  As usual, mine will probably be a rebel project- more specifically a game for NaGaDeMon.
99  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Markdown Previewer on: October 08, 2014, 02:15:56 PM
it should work with anything.  Basically, whatever file you have up, I'd hook into the filesystemwatcher for that particular file, and when it is changed (i.e. saved), I'd re-render it.  That way you can use any editor... and still have the benefit of preview as you go.

That's the idea, anyway.
100  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Pledge: Markdown Previewer on: October 08, 2014, 10:38:58 AM
I've gotten into Markdown in a big way, and one thing that I miss from my mac when I'm writing on windows is Marked.  So just like last year when I did the overlay tool from a tool that I found on the Mac, I'm going to do something similar to Marked for Windows.

From the Marked site:
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Marked is a previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save. With robust features for previewing, reviewing and exporting beautiful documents, you can work in plain text while reveling in rich formatting.
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