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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:09 AM »
I actually like him as an actor.  IMO he was the best Combination of Batman/Bruce Wayne, probably because of the fact that he was older than in other instances.  That one interaction with Will Smith in the Suicide Squad was one of the best scenes in the movie.  He was also good in the Accountant, the Town, Gone Girl, and Argo.

All of these are great solutions.  I still maintain that the problem hasn't been defined properly, so they could be for naught.  :(

Ath had the right questions in the initial reply.  :-\

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Mind Collected on BDJ 2018-07-13
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Deal available again today, 14-July-2018.  I've figured out my problem with this program (and many like it)... it's single computer-centric, i.e. you have this collection, and it's only available on the one computer.  A couple of reviews on the BDJ page also have me giving a pass.

Worthless. I have multiple licenses for this software (I'm was very hopeful) and have sent numerous emails to the developer - who responds with boilerplate but never actually offers any help. File sizes quickly get enormous (a little over 1,000 thumbnails has created a Mind Collected file currently at 1,021,831KBs in size that either won't load or crashes immediately upon attempting a tag search). My need is simply to tag thumbnails, and search the tags, so I can quickly find them. I don't use any of the advanced features of this app so this shouldn't be hard (I think). I wouldn't mind (well, I could live with it) the massive file sizes the program creates if the program would then simply open and allow searches but it's painfully slow to open (4 mins, 30 seconds, with a fast i7 cpu, fast SSD & 16GBs of DRAM) - if it opens at all (it usually doesn't) and attempting a search is entirely futile (I last attempted to use it a month ago and it crashed 20 times on search in a row - I counted - this is when it opened at all). It might be the most aggravating piece of non-Microsoft software I've ever used. I'm still hoping an update happens one day (I really need what it should be able to do) but, currently, all my great investment in time and effort (basically at simply cataloging thumbnails) has been totally wasted. My advice is wait-for-an-update. Maybe it'll fix the mess that is this app?

I've had similar problems with WinCatalog (which often appears here on bits): VERY big db size, for the thumbnails, and NO virtual "cabinets"/folders, ie no gathering of files which originally are spread over different physical (NTFS or whatever) folders.

Then, I'm wondering about the silence of the developer, facing the above comments, interaction with a single developer being one of the bigger/biggest benefits of one-man* development ventures.

* = (deceased and) wonderful Karen Kenworthy being the sole (and tremendous) exception to that male-only rule in development, to my knowledge, up to now.

Also, I wonder where from to get visuals for originally-just-text elements in case, even just for my personal use: would it not be too much fuss, at the end of the day? (Since this tool is marketed as some idea-gathering tool, text-only ideas will be frequent after all?!)

So, yes, I'm in a line with other commenters here, wondering about the potential of such software, but not seeing it attained yet.

... and the following with the developers reply.

I purchased and used this software in the past (2015) at version 1.00. The issue I have is, it is only at version 1.00.37 in over three years. For all practical intents, it is dead software more than active or alive.
Just go into knowing you are buying software that apparently sees no time put into it by the developer to keep moving it forward.

Hello, thank you for your comment. It is true that we haven't release a new version. Partly that's because we focus on our flagship product Swift To-Do List, but Mind Collected is definitely not a dead software. We are prepared to update it if it's necessary. Overall this has been a very stable release.

If it's not a priority for the developer, then as a user, I'm not going to make it a priorty for me.

General Software Discussion / Re: More Ads in Windows 10
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:37 PM »
Oh... I got the one about authenticator.  It just appears in the sidebar though, so I just ignore it.  I love that I can send all the prior bubbles and notifications to the sidebar and just ignore them...

Found Deals and Discounts / Mind Collected on BDJ 2018-07-13
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:09 AM »
Mind Collected on BDJ today 2018-07-13


Some people just work more efficiently when they operate on a visual basis. But databases just don’t seem to want to cater to the visually-minded – until now! Today’s discount software promotion is a powerful way to organize ideas and things visually, and it’s called Mind Collected.

Mind Collected lets you visually catalog ideas and things using photos, names, tags, notes, and interconnectivity. With Mind Collected, you’ll be able to automatically search and fetch images from the Internet that match what’s in your database, or use your own custom photos. Just input the things and concepts you want to catalog, make the connections to other things, and let your brain take over the rest!

The secret is this – by visually cataloging these things, you make them psychoactive, making your brain think about them more often without any additional effort. The result is a massive improvement in behavior that causes you to react more accordingly – recalling things better, making better food choices, the list is endless!


Has anyone used this?  It looks like an interesting concept.  Normally $49.99 - $19.98 today.

Well, he wants to throw in a %match, so that wouldn't do it. 

There's also the matter of what kinds of numbers are in the lists.  And whether he wants individual matches, i.e. if you have 95 in one list and 100 and 105 in the other, would it be able to be 2 pairs?  Or only match the first one?  And if one is matches in the second list, is it gone for matches?

The spec for this is pretty non-specific.  :-\

General Software Discussion / Re: More Ads in Windows 10
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:39 PM »
I already got entrenched, so strangely enough, I don't see any ads  ;D

O365 was a better option than the other syncing options out there.  1TB per account and O365 to boot.

General Software Discussion / Re: More Ads in Windows 10
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:37 PM »
Do you even use OneDrive?

Living Room / Re: Privacy (collected references)
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:32 AM »
What a VPN can do for digital privacy: One of the best tools that users can deploy to improve their privacy online is arguably by using a VPN. The post provides a good overview of what a VPN is, its benefits and how it can be used in conjunction with the GDPR legislation to protect your privacy. There are recommendations for the "best" VPNs for GDPR.

Always remember, a VPN is only as good as your VPN provider.  If they roll over and play dead, or are a "false flag" provider, you might as well not be using VPN at all.

That does remind me of the reason that companies still use this flawed technology.  The number of days to crack gives a number of days where people have to buy it in order to play.  This has been shown to raise the number of sales.  I need to find that study, because I could see the parameters being altered in order to make it look like this is the case (see how to lie with statistics).

“So I downloaded Puyo Puyo Tetris. I thought ‘it’s small game, it’d be easier to analyze’, but oh no no,” he said.

“The game executable is 128MB big, of which just 5-6MB is the real game code. The rest of it is Denuvo. It’s the most bloated Denuvo I’ve ever seen.”

Why don't they just stop?  That's insane!


If you're very concerned about security, I wouldn't trust WordPress, private or not.  Not that it's not capable, it's just that WordPress is a big target.  Keeping things that you'd rather not have anyone see but it's not disastrous if someone does?  It's probably fine for that.  But really secure things?  I'd suggest somewhere else, IMO.

Living Room / Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:18 PM »
weird... and you have text too, so it should see that if not the emoji.

The link he provided leads to a post, which has some download links on it.  Do those links not work for you?  I see them as live, even though the forum munges the links.

quoting here (and altering the text so it doesn't show the munged URLs and it becomes a bit more obvious):

Unified win32 and x64 setup betas:

Or if you prefer portable version:

Living Room / Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:13 AM »
💔💔- Worked fine for me.  Chrome here.

Living Room / Re: Abusing Emoji on your computer filesystem
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:04 PM »

Pretty cool!  Thanks for that tidbit!

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Pledge
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:39 PM »
tease  ;D

DC Gamer Club / Prime Day 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:27 PM »
Prime Day is on the 16th of July, but there's a special for Twitch members that have prime.  For short periods, there will be several games available this month.


Readable for humans:

  • Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition: July 2-4
  • Metal Slug 3: July 3 - August 2
  • The Last Blade: July 3 - August 2
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: July 3 - August 2
  • Q.U.B.E. 2: July 3-4
  • Battle Chef Brigade: July 4-11
  • Manual Samuel: July 5-12
  • Gonner: July 6-13
  • Next Up Hero: July 7-14
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited: July 8-14
  • Hue: July 9-15
  • Deponia Doomsday: July 10-16
  • Observer: July 11-17
  • Tacoma: July 12-18
  • The Bridge: July 13-26
  • Brutal Legend: July 14-27
  • The Red Strings Club: July 15-21
  • Tyranny: July 16-18
  • Broken Age: July 17-31
  • The Framed Collection: July 18-31
  • Serial Cleaner: July 18-31

So today, the following are available:

  • Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition: July 2-4
  • Metal Slug 3: July 3 - August 2
  • The Last Blade: July 3 - August 2
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: July 3 - August 2
  • Q.U.B.E. 2: July 3-4

They end up on your Twitch account to be used with (yes, another one) the Twitch client.  All you have to do is link your Twitch account with your Amazon account and have Prime.

And don't forget, if you do have Twitch Plus with Amazon Prime, you can subscribe to one feed for free, and the broadcaster gets paid just as if you were a paying customer.

Done!  I'll gladly give a donation or join, but don't turn off my adblocker for anyone.  Too much bad stuff out there that comes through Ad networks.

Comments by and large on the side of the photographer. What are the chances it would the same if this was about a song (writer/company distributing it)?

It should be.  I wonder what this does for the bit with Elon Musk that just came up.

Living Room / RIP Harlan Ellison
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:57 AM »
Harlan Ellison was one of the most influential writers of short fiction and nonfiction of the 20th century, writing in every genre he could and protesting any attempt to pigeonhole his work.


“For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time, I mattered.”

Harlan Ellison Obituary on TOR

He's not asking for a solution for Outlook for himself, but for copying and pasting from messages sent to him by an Outlook client if I'm understanding correctly.

Mircryption / Re: Mircryption for Mirc 6.35
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:48 PM »
I almost posted that earlier, then realized what he was asking.  He isn't asking for mIRC, he's asking for a version of micryption that works with mIRC 6.35

I highly recommend DisplayFusion if you have multiple displays. :Thmbsup:

Agreed.  Clipboard Fusion and LogFusion are definitely musts for me in addition.

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