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Post New Requests Here / Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Last post by nkormanik on Today at 12:48 AM »
Surprisingly coming up short.  Seems inexplicable, huh.

Suppose your friend writes you, "Call me at 2pm."

Let's say the time is now 11am.

For a timer I really like Skwire-suggested SnapTimer.  I use it all the time for this and that.  If I decide to use SnapTimer, I subtract, 2pm minus 11am.  Put 3 hours into the countdown timer.

Let's suppose that I get around to loading SnapTimer ten minutes later than 11am.  So..., 2pm minus..., uh, 11:10, let's see, that would be 2 hours and 50 minutes.  Oops, another minute has gone by, so, 2 hours, 49 minutes.  Countdown away.

In the present case, it would be better if I could directly input 2pm.  At 2pm some indicator comes up on screen.  Presto.

That would call for a very simple ALARM CLOCK.

Lots of alarm clocks out there.  And they are loaded with bells and whistles to the hilt.  Very unfriendly, all.

What would seem the easiest most efficient way of doing what needs to be done?  Double-click icon.  2pm.  Okay.  Done.

Thanks folks!

Nicholas Kormanik

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Simply translating the list wouldn't really work -- as you say, many of the words have a couple of meanings -- that would be lost in translation.

I'm not so sure -- I don't think the specific words make that big of a difference to be honest.
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Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Text Dragon
« Last post by Curt on October 22, 2017, 04:12 PM »
I am still not able to do any settings at all > OK => Error 14:309. NirSoft HotKeysList found nothing of relevance. The program itself is working, but no log file. 64-bit Win 10
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^ thanks mouser
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^ thanks for the wordlist mouser -- mind if I ask where you got it?
was it from that boardgamegeek.com thread? if so any chance of a link for it -- search there is not working at the moment (504 error).

Simply translating the list wouldn't really work -- as you say, many of the words have a couple of meanings -- that would be lost in translation.

Reminds me of a german spoken game:
Teekesselchen, literally meaning 'tea-kettle', but today used to mean homonym.
Two people choose a word with two different meanings, then each person 'acts' as one meaning of that word:
'I am small' 'I grow' 'I am not alive' etc. etc.
others meanwhile try and guess the word.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Last post by cranioscopical on October 22, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Creators Update:

Totally knocked out Bluetooth on my ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE mobo. (fixed)
Disabled my HP LaserJet claiming that it wouldn't work on a USB3 connection. Has never been connected to USB3, it's on USB2. (fixed)
On my Surface Book it froze the machine requiring an emergency boot routine (fixed)

As with most major updates it fixed a couple of niggling but weird issues that I'd been too lazy to track down.
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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« Last post by Ath on October 22, 2017, 04:39 AM »
Well, very nice how the automatic update to Win10 FCU went this time (no recovery needed, au contraire to previous large Win10 updates :tellme:), downloaded and installed in a little over an hour or so. And all is mostly working fine after the update.

Just 1 major glitch though: My installed, and fully up to date, Avast AV (free) was completely uninstalled, without any notice whatsoever :o :down:. Reinstalled it, of course had to re-configure disabling some silly/undesirable defaults, and all is fine again, but as previously stated, it would have been quite helpful if the Windows Update tool had reported that the original AV was removed in the process, and why. But it didn't >:(

Thanks but no thanks, Microsoft. >:(
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General Software Discussion / Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Last post by SKA on October 22, 2017, 01:40 AM »
Appears there are  three versions of Ashampoo Pdf: Free, Pro and Business

Ashampoo Pdf Business 1.07: USD 66.48 each for (1-3 licenses)
                                                      USD 55.99 each for (4-9 licenses)
                                                      USD 52.48 each for (10-20 licenses)
https://www.ashampoo...shampoo-PDF-Business

Ashampoo Pdf Pro          : USD 29.99 each (for up to 3 users)
https://www.ashampoo...are/Ashampoo-PDF-Pro

Ashampoo PDF Free         : Free(but offices, authorities etc. must pay for multiple licenses- how does that work ?)
https://www.ashampoo...re/Ashampoo-PDF-Free

It is not clear what features of Business are missing in Pro or Free.

Rgds
Ska
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Developer's Corner / Re: Some talks from CppCon 2017
« Last post by mouser on October 21, 2017, 08:12 PM »
[Packt] New Book: Learning C++ by Creating Games with UE4 - https://packtpub.com...offers/free-learning
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