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In my very first post in this thread, I assumed all of this. I just wanted a tool to tell me which thing was doing it!

My apologies. Nothing I read in your OP indicates that you assumed it was a notification (which could be from any/every application running on your PC!) that kept waking your monitor.

I have a problem with my computer, even after a new hard drive "Reach" install of Windows 10, so a fresh Windows 10 install is being used. The problem is that my computer will, at seemingly random points in time during the night, reactivate my screen, after it has powered down.

I would like some kind of recursive diagnostic logger to help identify the cause of this issue down to the executable, daemon, rootkit, malware, or virus this may be.

Note: Only on my Win10 partition do I exhibit random "screen turn on experiences" with nothing in my log files. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and Ubuntu 14.04.5 Desktop 64bit.

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Looks like Brave Ads are now available in the Brave Android app.

And I'm starting to see more and more websites and content creators on YouTube verified. It's nice seeing this thing gain some adoption. :Thmbsup:

Some of the more notable sites that I've noticed are now verified: DuckDuckGo, ProtonMail, and SourceForge.

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Virtually every 2FA I've ever set up either gave me a bunch of one-time-use recovery codes and instructed me to back them up, or has some other means of recovering the account if the 2FA method is inaccessible.

That said, and ironically enough, (actual) banking sites often have some of the stupidest and insecure "security practices" I've seen.

However, in cryptocurrency-related fields there is much more responsibility placed upon each person to ensure the safety of their own funds. So the "banking site" you're referring to may be of the opinion that it's not their problem.

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I don't know exactly what causes it, but sometimes my screens reactivate or the screensaver is interrupted whenever a notification pops up from any program. If I get a text, or email, or IM, or any app shows any notification, it can cause the screen to wake up.

It doesn't always happen, but it happens often enough to be a semi-regular thing on my PC. Maybe your laptop is doing something similar.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for AsciiDoc editor
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:36 PM »
I'm reminded of this:


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The "people" you showed the negatives to weren't actual people, right? They were just AI/NPCs? And there weren't any actual compromising negatives, right? They were just kind of a conceptual/abstract thing you could use as part of the game?

If that's the case, then IMO you don't need to be embarrassed/ashamed by it, and it does sound like the kind of thing that would lead to a fun(ny) inside joke. ;D

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Care to explain the catchphrase "show her the negatives"?

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Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:18 AM »
Very early film usually plays at a very high speed (I'm not sure why) and is silent...

I think it's because the person filming had to manually spin the reel, and they didn't spin it while recording as fast as it plays back on the projector machine.

There's something very meditative about these videos:
below is #18 in a series about an aquarium without filter/CO2/fertilizer.

made with smartphone + macro lens attachment

Very clean looking water for no filters. Also very high quality image for a smartphone. I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing. :Thmbsup:

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Can't you right-click the old ones and select "Forget"?

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My PC updated to the Windows 10 1903 update a week or two ago and I've noticed that the audio in my headphones is really quiet now.

Whereas usually I had the volume set to the 20-30% range, sometimes turning it up to about 40-50% if it was too noisy around me, now I have to have the volume cranked to 100% with Loudness Equalization enabled to be able to hear decently in a relatively quiet environment (e.g., with maybe a quiet TV on in the background). Sometimes the audio coming through my headphones is still just too quiet for me to be able to hear what's going on on my PC, such as when the TV gets turned up or people are talking too loudly, and I have no recourse since I can't turn the volume up any higher than 100%.

I've done some searching for potential solutions but everything seems to suggest either rolling back the driver (which isn't an option for me; the button is grayed out and disabled) or reinstalling the previous/manufacturer's driver (I've never used any driver for this headset other than the Windows built-in driver). These headphones aren't anything special. Just two little speakers connected to an audio jack. There are no special buttons or volume controls on the cable, etc., that would require custom drivers.

Does anyone know of a way to get the audio working back to the way it was before the 1903 update? Or perhaps can anybody recommend some software that allows me to boost/equalize the audio coming from my PC?

Thanks in advance. I hope to hear from you soon. ;)

EDIT: Maybe I spoke too soon. Just after posting this message I rebooted my PC so that Windows could finish installing a cumulative update and when it got back into Windows, the volume was set to 20% and I can take it all the way up to 100%, with it getting louder than I'd like at around the 50% range. So it seems things are back the way they were for me. :Thmbsup:

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Why change it? That's how it's supposed to be. AFAIK all Android devices work that way, except Samsung decided to be different and put the "back" button on the right, even though the icon has an arrow pointing to the left.

But if you really want it changed anyway, then I think you'll need to install a custom ROM. I'd suggest asking around on xda-developers.com.

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Living Room / Re: Any good free android scientific calculator?
« on: June 27, 2019, 02:34 PM »
I used RealCalc and was so happy with it that I gladly paid for RealCalc Plus, which I've now been using for many years.

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i stumbled upon "dark theme material pro":

It looks a lot like the dark theme that comes built-in with the Brave browser. :Thmbsup:

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Finished Programs / Re: ZIP to PHP converter
« on: June 16, 2019, 01:11 PM »
I've been using this for years and it has almost always been great. A big thank you to scancode for making this useful little utility. :Thmbsup:



But I just tried to use this with another fairly large (~116 MB) file, but smaller file than my previous attempt, and got a different error:

Error while trying to write the file, aborting.
14Out of string space

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Suggestions anyone?

Continue using Tor browser for your liveleak visits.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Switching.social
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Thanks for reminding me that I still need to try out NextCloud. I never did much with the free provider I signed up for because I didn't trust them with my data. :D

What are your syncing/sharing needs? Mine are fairly simple, and I don't need a lot of storage space. And I don't really sync data between many devices very often these days. It's mostly either cloud backup or sharing files.

I've been happy for years using BitTorrent Sync (v1.x) for sharing/syncing large files as needed. (I have backups of the v1.x installer files if you need them.)

I use Keybase for a few public files, but mostly for some private backups of important, but not huge, files.

For one-off sharing I've recently discovered and started using Firefox Send.

And of course, I do still have and use Dropbox, but that's mostly out of momentum (i.e., laziness).

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How do I set up Brave to work with TOR; I tried to duplicate the LAN settings but it's not connecting.

Brave has Tor built-in.

Brave Tor Tab.png

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I just noticed DuckDuckGo is a verified website, so I sent them a little tip.

I'm surprised they weren't included in my auto-contribute, but I guess that's because of the way I configured auto-contribute to ignore sites I don't visit for longer than 1 minute.

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In the ~2 weeks since enabling Brave Ads on my browser, I've clicked to see about 100 ads, earning me 5 BAT (~$2).

In my first full month of using Brave Ads/Rewards I earned almost 30 BAT, which is close to $9.75 at current prices. Combine that with the fact that the minimum monthly automatic contribution per month is 20 BAT to the various websites I visit means that if I continue earning about this much BAT per month then I finally have a way to automatically contribute each month to sites I visit without having to manually pay from my own bank account to top up my BAT wallet.

It looks like Brave is finally starting to deliver on the initial promise(s) of BAT! :Thmbsup:

And it seems that about 80% of my monthly contribution is earmarked for DonationCoder. :-*

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Has she considered something like a Surface Pro? It has a small enough form factor that she can easily tuck it in her backpack and take it virtually everywhere, but it's still a powerful enough machine (if you're willing to spend the money for the higher tier models) to do most anything she'd want.

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:35 AM »
Obduction, a game from the studio that made Myst, is free on GOG for about the next 20 hours.


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DC Gamer Club / Re: Free Game on Humble Store
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:38 AM »
After watching gameplay, I wasn't prepared to even spend $1 on a steam key.  Maybe it gets more interesting.  But the Let's Play on Twitch was more boring than watching paint dry.

Yeah... It definitely looks like a niche game.

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Free Game on Humble Store
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:01 PM »
So this is strange.  Jalopy is free on Humble Bundle for [...] the DRM free download.  But you have to pay $1 to get the steam key.

https://www.humblebu...om/store/jalopy-free

That's to cut down on Steam Key re-selling fraud, I guess.

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