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General Software Discussion / Re: Free MKV video repair files
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:44 AM »
The track is damaged and is not possible to recover the images quality.

Depends how the track is damaged, if it's data corruption due to the azide layer detiorating then no, you've got no hope.
If it's due to a scratch on the DVD then you can polish it out, I've recovered quite a few CDs/DVDs doing this.

FWIW, I still use RipIt4Me if I need to rip a DVD.

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Further to WiFi controlled plug:
https://github.com/M...ontroller-PowerShell
https://github.com/EgoManiac/TPlink-PoSH

Two projects to control a TP-Link power plug via PowerShell which could run on the Windows 10 host.

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Living Room / Re: Problem with Win Remote Connection
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:10 PM »
@kalos:

Of course that presupposes that the computer is capable of running Remote Desktop Host, (ie. Professional or above).

Otherwise you have to use Remote Assistance or some other remote access program/service.

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I know Dell has a power setting to optimise battery life but I wouldn't have thought it would be possible to have a generic program that could do it.

Windows can't control the battery charging without some form of hardware driver and that's likely to be manufacturer specific.
You can check your laptop manufacturer's support section for such a program but then it's likely to have fixed settings.

Best option if you want to control the charge levels, get a WiFi controlled switch, plug the charger into it, and use a battery level monitoring program/script to tell the switch to turn the charger on/off at set levels.

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I work with torrents and try to help others out the best I can. This program is excellent, yet command line only.

I was wondering about a GUI that is editable to be able to add more trackers to it.

What about this tool: Torrent File Editor

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Wasn't there a browser in the 90's that gave you free internet time if you allowed them to show you ads?

Don't know about a browser but we had a couple of ISPs that provided free internet if you allowed them to show you ads - they didn't last very long.

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General Software Discussion / Re: email sender rewrite proxy
« on: August 17, 2021, 08:22 PM »
Anyone have any ideas? I have not yet stumbled upon the magical query to make the google give me a good answer...

This thread sounds like the same problem:
https://www.hmailser....php?f=9&t=32387

With the relevant script at post:
https://www.hmailser....php?t=32387#p202248

Note the post saying to remove var a couple of posts later.

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The Mysterons

What did you think of the reworked Captain Scarlet episodes?  I preferred it when it was obvious they were puppets.  I don't really get the point of the video "upgrades."

I've never seen the remade version, haven't seen the original since about the time it came out, (along with Joe 90 and the other Century 21 marionette series).
Still manage to catch one of the original Thunderbird episodes once every few years though, they seem to get repeated quite often.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: August 12, 2021, 08:13 PM »
For transferring files to/from my phone, I just use the Android version of Total Commander. With that I can connect through WiFi with my cabled computer. You can get extra modules for this version of Total Commander to use the LAN directly. Or FTP/SFTP or even directly using just WiFi between 2 devices. All for free.

Started using KDE Connect since they've recently released a Windows client, (Windows 10 only):

Features listed as working in this beta build include:

    Shared clipboard to/from Windows and Android
    See phone battery and signal strength on desktop
    Remote Input (i.e. use your phone as a mouse on Windows)
    Notifications sync
    File transfer
    Pause Music
    Multimedia remote control
    Presentation Remote
    End-to-end TLS encryption
    WiFi connection
    Run custom commands on the desktop remotely
    Locate your phone

To date it has been the easiest method by far for devices on the same WiFi network that I've ever used.

Right-click a file->Send to->Send to remote device via KDE Connect for the computer, select a file and Share via KDE Connect on Android - then select the device you want to send it to.

All versions available from here.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: August 12, 2021, 07:49 PM »
EDIT: v5.6 has disappeared from F-Droid, (looks like they only keep the current and previous two versions).

Old versions here: https://k-9-mail.en....com/android/versions

Should I uninstall the newest version before installing v5.6? Thanks

Yes, export K-9's settings first, uninstall it, sideload 5.6, and import the settings - you will need to enter any passwords for accounts, they don't get exported.

Also, I'm not sure but the earlier versions from UpToDown might auto-update since they're just the APK pulled from the Play store whereas F-Droid versions are built by F-Droid from the repo without the Play store link so can't auto-update.

I've attached F-Droid's 5.6 version.

Downgrade instructions at K-9 Mail's forum.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: August 08, 2021, 09:16 PM »
Does that go for Bluemail, that you mentioned before?

Try FairEmail, you can get it from the Play store or F-Droid, (the F-Droid version can't use OAuth due to Google policy - F-Droid builds are unsigned), it has a Unified account view but you can also set it to open to a list of your accounts.
It also has a lot of options to set it up how you want, can't seem to find one to move the menu button to the bottom though.

Play
F-Droid

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:21 PM »
Well, it looks like side loading from the F-Droid compiled version has broken whatever Play store link there was, it hasn't tried to update to the latest version.

So I'm stuck with v5.6

EDIT: v5.6 has disappeared from F-Droid, (looks like they only keep the current and previous two versions).

Old versions here: https://k-9-mail.en....com/android/versions

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: July 30, 2021, 03:07 AM »
Does that go for Bluemail, that you mentioned before?  I tried it - not the new version - on one account only, so didn't see multi-account behaviour.  It's pretty, but I came across a comment that it saves your mail in its cloud, which I would much prefer to avoid.

Yes, defaults to last email account used but it's a unified one by default, to choose another account you have to go through a menu, (which is at the top left of the display, naturally 🙄).

According to their privacy policy, they don't save emails on their servers.
If you activate the Instant Push facility, emails will transit their servers long enough to grab header info, (1-2 seconds for the Push notification), then they're deleted.
For some of the other optional facilities they'll store enough info to enable them to work but none of them include storing your emails.

Fwiw, I only use BlueMail on my tablet for three 'junk' Gmail accounts, (ones I'd rather not clutter K-9 Mail with).

You can get previous versions, (don't know how many), on F-Droid.

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Developer's Corner / Re: Constructing a minimal Sudoku puzzle
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:32 AM »
Javascript version that runs in your browser: jsSudoku

It's generating puzzles almost immediately on my computer at any of the 5 difficulty levels.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:05 AM »
Is this the 'interface' where backing out of one account to review the others exits the program completely?

Yeah, there's no longer an account list like in the old interface, if you hit back you exit.  To get to other accounts you have to go through the menu.

People on Play aren't really happy with the new version.

I grabbed 5.6 and reloaded it ... EDIT: Sideloaded apps aren't linked to the Play store so they'll never update, is this correct?

Had a look awhile ago for another email app but all the ones I could find went for the hiding multiple accounts under a menu and trying to get you to use a Unified inbox.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: July 28, 2021, 01:53 AM »
That'll teach me to update apps at 00:20, didn't notice that K-9 Mail was in the list and now I've got it's new crappy interface.
:-\

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And as WiFi equipment is only allowed on 11 channels (except for Japan, they have 13 WiFi channels)...

Pretty much everywhere except NA is allowed 13 channels, (Japan can use 14 with caveats).

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If you can't find any information about "the two sides" of the upcoming fork, then my guess is that the fork is more akin to a protocol upgrade with no real split/duplication of the currency.

Well...shit. That's the answer I was afraid of. But it is an answer none-the-less.

Ethereum London Fork

Two of the largest mining pools are on opposite sides, the larger wants no change because it will reduce their transaction derived income by a rather dramatic amount, (they're saying ~50%).

The next larger thinks that it will be good for ETH in the long term and so are for it.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 11 Announced
« on: July 13, 2021, 01:40 AM »
For those that only keep track of Windows 11 through here:
There appears to be a 10 day grace period after you update your Windows 10 computer to Windows 11. That is the full period for trying it out and rolling back to Windows 10 if Windows 11 is not to your liking. Don't expect a roll back to be a smooth experience, make sure you have all your Windows 10 drivers and such backed up safely on a portable device or cloud drive. Portable device is better if you only have only 1 computer available during that period. Internet may or may not work after the roll-back, and in that case, you'll be much happier when you can install your drivers from that portable device instead of being cut-off from your cloud drive.

Even easier to rollback by just restoring the system image you created before you upgraded to Windows 11 ... you did create one, didn't you?

 :P

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 11 Announced
« on: June 30, 2021, 01:09 AM »
The Raspberry Pi 4 can run Windows 11:



Kind of makes a mockery of MS' minimum hardware specs, especially w.r.t. the CPU.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 11 Announced
« on: June 29, 2021, 05:51 PM »
These Walmart laptops only have 2 cores.

The only Ryzen 5 laptops in that price range on their website seem to be Ryzen 5 3450u CPUs which are 4 core, 8 thread with Vega 8 gfx based on 12nm technology.

Ryzen 5 5500u based laptops are just starting to become available, (6 core, 12 thread, Vega 7 based on 7nm technology which should reduce battery drain), which are current generation and have a performance equivalent to the previous generation 4500u/4600u.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 11 Announced
« on: June 27, 2021, 11:14 AM »
Well, this is an absolute deal breaker for me.

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https://www.microsof...ws-11-specifications

They introduced vertical tabs into Edge because wide screen monitors are so commonplace that it's now worthwhile to do it and save a little of the vertical real estate for content ... then they go do the opposite in the OS.

MS are retarded.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Multi-VPN Conections and rules
« on: June 17, 2021, 12:04 AM »
I think you want Split Tunnelling, but I'm not sure OpenVPN can do it at the application level, only network routes.

Some VPN providers do application level split tunnelling, (eg. WindScribe), where you can either specify apps that will, (Inclusive mode), or won't, (Exclusive mode), use the VPN connection.  But that only applies to a single VPN connection.

Seeing as you seem to want multiple VPN connections and be able to direct certain programs toward a specific VPN connection I think you'll have to resort to proxies or stay with VMs.
Yeah, I want do this, if I am not mistaken windscribe uses openvpn (tap driver)

Depends on the protocol you set it to use, OpenVPN, IKEV2, WireGuard, etc - I use WireGuard, connections are normally faster due to less overhead.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Multi-VPN Conections and rules
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:17 AM »
I think you want Split Tunnelling, but I'm not sure OpenVPN can do it at the application level, only network routes.

Some VPN providers do application level split tunnelling, (eg. WindScribe), where you can either specify apps that will, (Inclusive mode), or won't, (Exclusive mode), use the VPN connection.  But that only applies to a single VPN connection.

Seeing as you seem to want multiple VPN connections and be able to direct certain programs toward a specific VPN connection I think you'll have to resort to proxies or stay with VMs.

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