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Living Room / Re: Happy New Year 2019 for the best forum in the world
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Happy New Year 2019 to DC and Mouser.

Is there any app or small tool something like PowerToy (which Microsoft used to release in past) for Windows 10?

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Congratulation Mouser ! Just checking thread from newsletter. Happy married life!

I wonder what will happen to your ignore mode now that you're married ;D

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2018
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:47 AM »
Purchased Windscribe at 59$ forgot to use the code for additional offer. I noticed that Windflix US and UK are not working out for me. Maybe Netflix team is catching up with the VPN usage.

Living Room / Help with VPN Recommendation
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:21 AM »
I have Zenmate subscription for last one year which is due this January. I want to buy alternative VPN subscription that can play Netflix US (my Netflix sub is India specific so I can't watch few US specific shows due to regional distribution limitation). The issue with zenmate is that US based servers are too much in demand and they are extremely slow. Some of them don't work with netflix streaming either.

So any suggestion on VPN? if any VPN has lifetime or 2 or 5 years offer discounted plan that would be good too.

Living Room / Re: Ad Industry Attacks Firefox
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:27 AM »
Good to see you back 40hz.  :up:

Living Room / Re: Ad Industry Attacks Firefox
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:29 PM »
Not all website can survive on donation model. Some survive on ads. If ads are blocked like this I guess sites should disable access of firefox users.

Users can always shrug off saying find other way to make money but they are not being part of solution. Keeping ad indistry banter aside, sites should think of their own survival instead of playing pro-reader because not all users pay for premium content and giving content free trying to find other means to make money wont last forever.

General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav?
« on: September 02, 2015, 01:44 PM »
I've settled for Sumatra it can read CBR, PDF, Mobi and Epub. So I think that's more than what I want.  :Thmbsup:

Forum loads quickly for me. And except the white theme, I think I like the new change. Not sure about the quirks for now.

Good to see things changing here.


General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: May 13, 2015, 12:30 PM »
Frugal people are a minority, while wasteful fools pretty much describes most of the general population.


General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: May 13, 2015, 05:55 AM »
If it's just for excel, word and browser work, I don't think MS will lose any customer even with Cloud OS.

But from monthly payment type of plans for OS, I don't think other than first world countries, it'll be much interest anyone.

In fact, some of the small business companies will move to linux or unix variants to save costs. After-all paying monthly for the sake of using OS, is financial leak. And any sane business benefits from closing such leak.

This will also help Apple and Linux, because developers will move to these OS, as not all the developers write code for profit. With locked in cloud OS, and developer certificates and subscription stuff, it only makes it expensive for coders to build stuff for MS from here onwards.

Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:44 AM »

Loved ethan hawke and sarah snook in it and the story, cool.  :up:

Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« on: November 01, 2014, 04:24 AM »
A Million ways to die in the west
Guardian of the Galaxy
Edge of Tomorrow
Children who chase lost voices

I prefer asana for task collab, google docs for doc collab and evernote for notes (though not worth for collab)

Living Room / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge...You all got nominated!
« on: September 01, 2014, 02:45 AM »
Good one stephen.  :up:

It's more a political or philosophical thing. It's not a business model.
Not true. GNU says exactly opposite, they don't mind selling the software copies or raising funds for the software. If selling is allowed then it is business model too.

What I find shady here is that registry editors have pricetag of 100K for development? If that is the case then we have many softwares hosted here that could make people into 6 figures.

Living Room / Re: Tips Thread Personal Finance
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:58 AM »
YNAB is cool.

I refer to simple dollars for some good tips on frugal personal finance tips.

Living Room / Tips Thread Personal Finance
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:16 PM »
I see there are threads on GTD tips, recipes but not on personal finance. I maybe missing something in search. But how about thread on personal finance.

Just want to know the experience of other members on personal finance management or if any tips you have on that. What to avoid, and what to do. :)

I am going to miss the radio plugins for winamp. I am sure many radios on the internet used winamps filters to podcast live.

I hope they go to open source route.

Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:54 AM »
Here's my latest list:

Skinwalker Ranch
Dark Skies
Now you see me

General Software Discussion / Re: The Open Source debate
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:25 PM »
I prefer not to debate or argue in workplace environment. People with higher position tend to project bull** on the people who work under them. I have heard a lot of crap from managers and tech leads regarding trend changing and advocacy for paid software or closed source software.

 e.g. "Java is outdated, nobody uses java so we should use them",  "open source is costly than microsofts stuff", "open source is not easy", "open source is not secure", "norton software doesn't hang on any computer, it is good at security", "php is crap, rails is good", "linux is hard to use, windows is easy" and list goes on.

Arguments from those who promote MS stuff or expensive software is very thin and purely on the basis of personal interest.

There are many reasons with which we can argue on such stuff. We can make things work as simple as possible and get the work done. But some people hold presumptions and just want to do the work they find it better. No amount of debate can satisfy Pro-MS or Pro-paid software person from accepting open source or free software than "cost" argument.

Open source projects if gained popularity, turn themselves into foundation and become more active for security and updates. Only the projects with less popularity and lack of organization tend to be easy target for security issues. Otherwise popular open source projects are quickly maintained on security and features like - Mozilla, WordPress, Debian etc etc. The amount of work done on these projects is much higher than paid software when it comes to security.

I switched my workflow on linux 2 years ago and working just fine. No virus, no constant rebooting. It took just few days of getting used to and managed to work just fine on linux. The beauty of open source and free software is you don't have to defend it. As it saves you money and time on many things, adoption becomes much easier. Sometimes debate is pointless.

Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:52 AM »
Hmm, this is my 100th. Slow posting lately :D

I use Lastpass, Xmarks, Adblock and Getpocket :)

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:47 AM »
I wonder if DC allows bitcoins for the donation? That would be great. I don't know if mouser has any plans to add bitcoins over here.

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