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@VideoProc Support

Why did you quote Deozaan's post without adding any comment?

Did something got lost?

It was posted in error and has been deleted.

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:08 AM »
I picked up this awesome $21 bike "computer" gadget for my bike last week; nicely shows speed, and lots of information in a nice way:

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ps I haven't ridden a bike in 20 years but last week we did two 20 mile trips, and then on a whim signed up for a 50 mile event yesterday.. We had fun!

What kind of bike do you have?  I've been thinking about getting another bike since I'm at home all the time.  Right now I only have my folding bike that I keep in the back of the car to use spur of the moment.  Since I'm working from home now, it doesn't get as much use as it used to.

It works well, but is mostly for light riding, and I have a lot of trouble with hills on it.

In general, pcloud has been more, at least for the offers I've seen.  I've been paying attention because I like and use pcloud.  It's in one of those funny situations where I've made money off of pcloud affiliate program, but haven't actually bought anything because I'm waiting for a really good deal.

Living Room / Re: UPS and NAS
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:28 AM »
I was actually looking at that one.  I had a High-End APC before, but I'd heard from someone that they've become unreliable.

Living Room / UPS and NAS
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:04 PM »
I had a UPS when I was contracting- bought a top of the line one.  But it gave out after I left the consulting gig, and I never bothered to replace it. 

I just paid for that decision, as a drive crashed in my NAS because of a power failure.  It was a decently old drive, so I don't know if that contributed to the failure, but it gave no indications of failure before it happened.  Thankfully, everything on there was either (a) elsewhere or (b) relatively expendable.

Now, I'm looking at getting a new UPS, and not really sure about the most reliable source these days.  Does anyone run a UPS and/or have any suggestions?

Bandwidth?  Or storage?

General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - OneDrive - Encryption
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:01 AM »
I'd never actually used Syncovery to sync directly to OneDrive.  As I use OneDrive locally, it's not something that I need (I just sync from OneDrive to my NAS so that I have it in three places), but it's a good feature to be aware of, and I definitely learned something!

As far as the syncing process, they do have a real-time option in Pro that will update as files are changed.  Not sure how exactly that works with encryption though.  The description of the feature can be found at

General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - OneDrive - Encryption
« on: August 14, 2019, 10:20 PM »
I'm not getting what you're asking.

You want to have items on your PC, and then use Syncovery to sync those items to your OneDrive folder to sync to the cloud?  i.e. if you have c:\users\username\documents and c:\users\username\onedrive, you want to sync the files in documents to an encrypted .sz file in OneDrive and have that sync to the cloud? 

If that use case is the one that you're thinking of, it should work.  It depends on if Syncovery releases the .sz file after copying (or you just close it after the job).

Spammer?  Posing as someone concerned with spam?  Shows the hallmarks of that being the case.

Living Room / Re: N.A.N.Y. and the Too Many Projects Phenomenon
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:52 AM »
That is actually a good idea and can get you working in many different languages.  I've been defaulting to C# because it is comfortable, but need to brush up on my Python also.

General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:19 PM »
I only use XYPlorer when I don't have access to DOPus

General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:18 PM »
It's a very nice explorer.  I didn't know that it had become free... so thanks for the heads up!

You have described what we use a locally installed anti-virus program for! But, again, it's much better to test before downloading.

While you use the local virus tools for this VT lets you compare against a variety of virus tools instead of just one.

Find And Run Robot / Re: displaying long file names
« on: August 08, 2019, 12:15 PM »
I think that the OP just wants to expand the display space- it seems that the column display is not constrained to the size of the window.  That's the underlying problem it appears from first glance.

In my opinion, is the mother of all software download websites. It’s the oldest of its type and was established about 14 years ago. The site is owned by CNet, one of the biggest names in Technology. There's an app on Apknite has a similar name but I don't know if it belongs to them or not. 

One thing that places a black eye on in my regard is the practice of wrapping installers in their own installer.  That just leaves a bitter flavor in my mouth.  I'm not sure if they are still doing it as I stopped visiting at the point where they started the practice.

I read this article a few days ago. As I recall, the article never really explained where the "coercion" took place. It sounded more like "misleading" than "coercing" to me. Even so, it's spooky.

I think in many cases, the coercion comes in the context.



Given the attacks against freedom and the fact that "Those who try to access the Internet without the government-issued root certificate are being redirected to landing pages with instructions on how to install it." creates an environment in an already tense situation where one might wonder what would happen if they didn't comply

There are people I talk to about the importance of internet privacy and they don't seem to care. They can't seem to understand why it's so important. All I can do is kind of shake my head and think of how lucky they are to live somewhere that their government isn't actively, blatantly, flagrantly, oppressing their freedoms (yet).

I think that's the vast majority of people, unfortunately.  They just want it to work, and get them what they want.  The other things are just ephemeral concepts to them.  And I think a lot of that is what the government depends on (or at least those with any inkling- I think a lot of politicians fall into the same group).

Living Room / What did the FTC hear in its loot box workshop?
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:03 PM »
via https://www.gamesind...ts-loot-box-workshop

As promised, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into loot boxes. Today the US regulator held an event titled Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes "to inform regulatory priorities as well as industry and consumer guidance."

Presenters at the event consisted of academics, industry members, and watchdogs offering their own perspectives on the subject. Much of the day was clearly intended to bring people unfamiliar with games up to speed on the issue, but the event also played host to some breaking news.

During the opening panel of the day, Entertainment Software Association chief counsel of tech policy Michael Warnecke announced commitments from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft to mandate loot box odds disclosures for new games (or existing games updated with loot box functionality) on their platforms by the end of 2020. A number of ESA member publishers made a similar pledge for all of their titles regardless of platform.

More at link.

via https://protonmail.c...ternet-surveillance/

On July 17, the government of Kazakhstan began coercing its citizens to install a root certificate on their devices that would allow the authorities to monitor everything they do online. The surveillance affects anyone trying to access certain websites, including Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Once the certificate is installed, the government could access emails, read private messages, log browsing activity, and store login credentials.

They've since said this was just a 'test', but few are buying it.

Back from Gencon 2019.  A fun time was had by all, as usual.  Glad to be back with you folks though.

One day.  Hopefully.  One day.

Developer's Corner / Re: Python IDE Resources
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:14 AM »
Welcome to the site rohanjoshi0894!  We require that people state their connection to sites that they post; are you connected to

As long as your text is formatted beforehand, (it will truncate lines that don't fit your chosen output dimensions), then txt2pdf, (just another of many), is lightweight and fast.

TXT2PDF is a command-line tool for encoding ASCII as PDF. See the "ReadMe" file included with the zip for options and usage.

Example of calling TXT2PDF:

   txt2pdf -i"C:\temp\my ASCII file.txt" -o"C:\temp\pdfout.pdf" -w17 -h11
In this example, txt2pdf reads a file ("my ASCII file.txt") and writes it to a pdf ("pdfout.pdf"). The "-w" switch defines the page width as 17 inches; the "-h" switch defines the page height as 11 inches. Note that there are no spaces bewteen the flags and the associated parameters. See the ReadMe file for details.

That's the same name as the utility quoted in the original post.  Is it the same utility?  Or just another by the same name?

Developer's Corner / Re: Python IDE Resources
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:12 PM »
I use PyCharm (have a sub to all of JetBrains' products) and it works well for me.

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: July 27, 2019, 12:00 PM »
I've started using a DCVS (mercurial, but it could be done with git) to make backups of things.

I just add things to a repository, clone/push the repo to another drive, PC, or remote server, and I've got a backup with built-in versioning. :Thmbsup:

That said, my backup needs are relatively simple and small. I probably don't back up nearly as much as I ought to, and this method probably wouldn't work so well for very large amounts of data, especially if that data is stored in a binary format, doubly especially if that binary data changes often.

And this is the reason that I don't require versioning- anything that does require versions (writing, coding, etc), I have in repos that are pushed to a few remotes.

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: July 26, 2019, 06:30 PM »
I'm using OneDrive, and using nowhere near my maximum space, and am very happy with it.  Of course, my backup plan is not to backup everything, but just my unrecoverable files, so if you're doing a full backup YMMV.  It also does not have versioning (other than office docs), though it does allow you to recover from deletions.

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