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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Interesting article on bitcoin and the resistance/obstacles it now faces.

Bitcoin’s Final Boss

“Bitcoin ought to be outlawed.”

Those were the ominous words of economist Joseph Stiglitz in an interview with Bloomberg last week.

He’s not the first to say it and he certainly won’t be the last.

more at link:

General Software Discussion / Re: any bug tracking tool suggested?
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:23 AM »
Redmine -
Bugzilla -
Trac -
Mantis -

We evaluated them years ago, but the company decided to just use VSTS and it's integrated tools, which is also what I migrated to since with my MSDN subscription, I get a free license.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: StackNotes
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:19 AM »
@Shades : "BLAT cli" can be a little bit confusing at first, some switches uses are "cryptic" and building a valid command line can be tedious. So, i went through the whole process step by step and had success in the end. I suspect this might have been done on purpose by the developers to avoid "Blat" beeing used by lame spammers. But i can't be sure of that.
I took a look at "CMail" : seems robust and has a lot of options too. I'm going to use "BLAT" and may add an option to use "CMail" later on...

We used to use it at work, and had similar issues with BLAT, and someone at the company even made an option to use a BLAT DLL.  It seems that was adopted by the community, and they offer a way to directly use BLAT that I think was his code- not sure if it's really there as I was going by his word.  I do have a link to the latest version of his DLL if interested that he sent me when I was trying to track it down.  The reason that we moved away from it is .NET has a direct option to mail.  If the archive doesn't have it, let me know if you're interested.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:59 AM »

It was as good as the hype.  It is my top MCEU movie, tied with Winter Soldier.  What both of those have in common is that they are not Superhero movies, they're just good movies.  I'd say that WS is a movie that heralds back to the Espionage/Cold War type movies.  Black Panther is more of an intrigue type movie.

Definitely recommended.

Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:35 PM »
I don't see anywhere that it uses Chromium, so I'm curious.

Note: Min uses an older version of Chromium, which may be missing security fixes from later versions. More Information

Ah, I didn't notice that there.  It's sort of misleading however.

Min doesn't directly use Chromium.  It uses Electron, which uses Chromium.  So everything using Electron has that problem.  Slack, Atom, and anything on this page:

I don't personally think that Electron is made to create a web browser on top of it.  But, as they are using a webview to render pages, I don't think it's as much of a security concern as it may seem.

I did continue research and find this:

Living Room / Re: Why doesn't DC make its own browser?
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:11 PM »
And uses an outdated (missing security fixes) version of Chromium... Why on earth should somebody use such stuff?

How did you find out it was using an outdated version of Chromium?  Did you download it and try it?  I don't see anywhere that it uses Chromium, so I'm curious.

Great application... a few suggestions for improvements.

1. The ability to change the hotkey for activation/deactivation
2. The ability add drift or some other way to randomize where you click within an area. I'd imagine this feature gives a text box in which you specify a number of pixels (perhaps two text boxes - one for X and one for Y).  The application then takes the X,Y position to click, and adds/subtracts a random number of pixels within the parameters specified, and adds that to the two to get the actual point to click.  This would allow it to simulate a person clicking, as over time, a person isn't going to click the same pixel.
3. If you could spy the object on screen, you could also add the ability to click a specified object, and click within the confines of that object randomly.  But I think that 2 would actually cover it- that would just be a nice to have.

Thanks again!

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:17 PM »
When I worked at BellSouth and they had glass pillars all over the place, we had the same problem.  It was a result of the "Blackberry Prayer" (head down looking at the Blackberry while walking) more than anything.

It was amusing, I must say...

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: new home page
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:21 PM »
You folks may be genius programmers, but apparently no sense of literary style. What would Shakespeare have said? "Best-known," you may be sure. Ask your local English teacher.

I'm going to assume that was tongue-in-cheek rather than an ad-hominem statement.  Do you have any references to back up your position?  Because all of the grammar tools that I use in writing don't flag either of them as incorrect.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:40 AM »
GOG is giving away Dungeons 2 as part of their CNY sale.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: new home page
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:30 PM »
I think both are correct, and one is just as grammatically correct as the other.  As far as native English speakers, I am one, and use most well-known.

N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Desktop URL Embed
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:27 PM »

A GADGET file is a small program that runs within the Windows Vista or Windows 7 sidebar. It stores several web-based files in a Zip archive format and may include .HTML, .CSS, .JS files, as well as other web files. GADGET files are used for small programs such as news feeds, search tools, system utilities, and small games.

So it appears that the supported OSes above is indeed correct, and it doesn't work on anything past that.

Another thing I could do is show hints for the list of keyboard shortcuts for region select mode in the zoom panel overlay, to make it easier to remeber them..


-cranioscopical (February 13, 2018, 09:54 PM)

Agreed as long as they're minimal and don't get in the way of the region.  I don't use  anything other that the basics because I don't remember...

And my response is in that same vein, I thought.

Say what now?

Don't try to understand- look at it as a Koan.  Ommmm...

Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:08 PM »
Very cute and smart dog!  Strange that he had to put up the disclaimer.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:08 PM »
Thor.  And critics and basically everyone that I talked to about it.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:07 PM »
To be fair, the first two Thor movies played it straight and were just not good. So I guess it's an improvement that at least Ragnarok was funny and entertaining.

I felt GotG2 suffered from many things, but not the humor. With the exception that Drax, who it was established in the first film didn't understand humor and sarcasm, was the one cracking all the jokes and laughing all the time, which seemed very out of character. (I felt that many of the characters acted out of character in 2.) So in that sense, and in those instances, the humor fell flat in my opinion. But otherwise, I came into it expecting a lot of humor, since the first was so funny.
I actually liked the first one best as a movie, just not the pacing. I never saw the second for anything other than what everyone ekse was saying which colored my views, but I couldn't get past that in order to formulate my own opinion.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:50 AM »
It seems the marvel movies are suffering from the same thing that (as I understand) tends to happen in comics: Each one tries so hard to out-do the previous entries, with the characters and their enemies becoming even more powerful, until the stakes get raised so high it becomes increasingly bombastic and absurd.

It seems that it was more the director, than the overall marvel movies, IMO.  It seems like it's more along the lines of Heavy Metal, which works if you know that going in, like I did (and many others as it's at 92% RT).  The only ones that were really humorous through and through were GotG 1 & 2 and Ant-Man.  GotG2 suffered for it- Ant-Man did not.

It seems to me that there is some fatigue with Superhero movies, but it's not necessarily as much as the fatigued would want it to be, and much like Pixar, people are waiting for the fall, so their predictions can be right.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:14 AM »
Store would seem the likely answer.

So, it looks like it's superfetch, and using at the peak 800MB, but currently almost 600 MB.  I've had problems with SuperFetch before on another system, and just disabled it.

It has an entry in the services control panel.  Just go to that entry and disable it.  It doesn't affect anything, so you can try this without worries.

More information:

Process Explorer might help.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Opening Favorite Folder
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:21 PM »

Yes, that was what i asking for.
Part that make confuse was , when you open command path it will ask for exe,bat, - you cant select folder.

So, i just put manually folder path and its done :). Thanks for assistance  :Thmbsup:

btw Insert Image is different from most of forums ...... there is popup on click but no explanation how to use. Its not big deal just for info
Thanks 1 more time..... :)

I fixed your image.  The difference from other forums is that you have to upload the image as an attachment, and then insert it into the post as an image.  This way makes it so that the image is hosted on the DC server in case the other server goes down, and it also keeps the browser away from questionable advertising techniques.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Opening Favorite Folder
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:18 PM »
^ That's what I assumed as we're in the LBC section of DC.

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