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Living Room / Re: Homebrewing
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:34 PM »
Here's one of the entries on the Free Kindle eBooks list this morning.
I realize that you need a Kindle acct, Amazon acct, etc. but this will give you an idea of what's out there   huh
Damn!, beer is big business   ohmy
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZV3HX2

This page is for free Kindle books, which Amazon downloads to your Kindle acct, AT Amazon  tellme
They areNOT downloaded to your harddrive  Sad

A slight correction is in order here............ :huh:
The free Kindle books are downloaded to your Kindle account at Amazon and are loaded into your Kindle for PC when you open the reader.
BUT  :-[  by right clicking on each volume then clicking "Download" the book comes down to your Kindle content folder.
I knew I had Kindle book files in Win7 so I started playing, moving files, etc. where I discovered, (or remembered) the right click thingee. What happened in Win8  :huh: I went back to the Win8 machine and tried the right click. Bingo, it works in Win8 too  :)

I found the fastest way to download was to go to the end of the list of books in the ereader, right click, Download, and keep doing the same thing (up the list) as fast as you want. As they download they disappear from the list so you just keep up with the drill until all the books in the achive are gone and they all appear in your collections. It's easy and quite fast once you get a rhythm established.  :D


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Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:54 PM »
Would be nice however if the article said from which version of Windows each appeared, so we know whether or not we can use them¹ on various versions. Though there probably are not many people still running Windows 9x or 2000...



Best I can do on short notice  :-[
http://www.microsoft...details.aspx?id=2632

 :D

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Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:41 PM »
Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley

I'd suggest you be more careful and try not to break things  :o

We don't have an unlimited supply of this junk, you know!   :D

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Living Room / Instructables
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:59 AM »
http://www.instructables.com/

Just a reminder  :huh:

Instructables is alive and well and better than ever... :P

I've got a backlog of projects that shouldn't take much over 30 years to clear up   :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:04 PM »
But I have not yet been able to convert the same, huge .prc file. The ebook converters epubor and Calibre are both using too much RAM in an unpatiently way...; they freeze to death before there is enough memory available. I guess 225MB is quite a job. Do I really have to buy a new computer, in order to convert this ebook into a more useful format?

modified:
At http://ebook.online-convert.com/ I can convert the file for a mere $5. Cheaper than a new PC.

A file over 100mb  :huh:
The largest file for online conversion is usually limited to 100mb

Go for it!   :P

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General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:03 PM »
Curt, Take a look here. There may be a clue  :huh:

http://freekindlebooks.org/


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Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:17 AM »
and another toy.. holler when  :huh:

http://www.howtogeek...ny-operating-system/

58
Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:00 AM »
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://windowsconsole.sourceforge.net/

Try this instead... :D

59
Living Room / VMware news
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:23 AM »
http://www.zdnet.com...&ftag=TRE17cfd61

A chance to play if you're into VM   :D

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Living Room / Re: Pie!
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:48 PM »
yecchh! Completely inedible   :P 
and plagiarism plain and simple...
I've seen these same numbers, in the exact same order, posted elsewhere  :(

Shame  :P

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Living Room / Pie!
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:11 PM »
Sorry for the interruption but take a break............
have a piece of pie    :D

http://www.simplyrec.../recipes/tomato_pie/

Can anyone cook  :huh:  I'll wait if it will be today  :P


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Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://alternativeto...-command-prompt-cmd/

It's hard to imagine that what you are looking for isn't available here.. :huh:

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Living Room / Re: DOCX in html file?
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Sorry,

http://dottech.org/1...l-list-included-tip/

There are several DOCX files in this list that are embedded in an .MHT file and I was having a helluva time understanding why and an even worse time getting them open   :huh:

May have found the answer........... when I clicked on the docx file I got an error msg that I needed Word Viewer.... do you want to install??
It installed a trial Word Viewer, a $1.49 app, an rating a whopping ONE star on the ratings list.

Finally got the files open with Word-On-Line but that's not satisfactory either   :(
Just downloaded the old Word View from MS along with the compatibility package and going to see what that will do?
Word-On-Line has to do with Onedrive I think but haven't got that far yet  :huh:
Win8, OneDrive, Russian, Greek, and women seem to complicate my life some anymore  :D

There are several of those DOCX files embedded in MHT files, primarily in the Powershell list of files..
 :-[

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Living Room / Re: CMD-commands
« on: August 24, 2014, 11:06 AM »
If I had a title maybe I could help  :huh:
I have about 300 CD/DVDs containing freeware that I have ratholed over the years and most have been indexed with Cathy but without something to look for I wouldn't know where to start  :-[

Come up with a title and I'll search all 300 discs to find it  :D

From memory, I don't recall a third party utility associated with the "Run" command in any O/S  :(

65
Living Room / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge...You all got nominated!
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:44 PM »
You bloody limeys must have all lost your minds   :huh:
At this time of year in the UK the temperature must be running about 40F and the sun hasn't been seen in days  :D
Inside, dry, and sipping a Pimms  Cup, or two, and some more, maybe one more , is the place to be..... :o
Wet knickers and a bucket over my head is not my idea of a good time  :-[
Maybe next time  :-\

66
Living Room / More tools that work
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:30 PM »
http://www.pcworld.c...ful-to-overlook.html

These are modern compared to those command line commands   :P


67
Living Room / CMD-commands
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:19 PM »
http://www.makeuseof...y-windows-user-know/

Try'em...... they still work   :D


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Living Room / PCWorld newsletters index
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:40 PM »
http://www.pcworld.com/newsletters/index

Maybe something on the list you can use?   :huh:

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Living Room / DOCX in html file?
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:03 PM »
◾Windows PowerShell Networking Guide - DOCX
Windows PowerShell Networking Guide_docx - Microsoft Word Online_aspx.mht

I sure would like to know why they did this  :huh:
I don't recall ever seeing this done and ruined the downloaded file trying to extract the DOCX from the MHT.. :-[
Can anyone splane???  :huh:
TNX

(PS... That link is from the DotTech list above)

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I think you are right.
Move it if you like  :-\

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General Software Discussion / Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:12 PM »

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Living Room / Re: Homebrewing
« on: August 20, 2014, 09:43 AM »
Here's one of the entries on the Free Kindle eBooks list this morning.
I realize that you need a Kindle acct, Amazon acct, etc. but this will give you an idea of what's out there   :huh:
Damn!, beer is big business   :o
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZV3HX2

This page is for free Kindle books, which Amazon downloads to your Kindle acct, AT Amazon  :tellme:
They areNOT downloaded to your harddrive  :(
If you will notice there's a long list of "what others are reading" at the bottom of that page........ :tellme:
Somewhere in that kindle list it was cited that a large overlap of sources exists so my mission this morning is to find another source for some of those books. I was a little surprised at the number of free psychology books that Google turned up so maybe there is some free beer (books) afterall   :D
If Google turns up freebies, I promise, you'll be the first to know... :P

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I have no experience but I'm thinking that's a good way to get some  :D
Having had some experience in military intelligence gathering I wouldn't give that much information to my mother  :-[
With any two pieces of the puzzle it wouldn't take long to put it all together and "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch"  :huh:
It sounds like a helluva deal and if it sounds too goo...................................... :tellme:

75
Living Room / Re: Broken MS updates
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:54 PM »
After reading Tina's article I made a big hairy decision and uninstalled the two updates that I had installed and that were reported bad  :huh:
Rationale:
MS pulled xxxxxx5719 and xxxxxx2781
They don't show up when you check for updates
MS is working on the problem
When MS comes up with a replacement I don't want the original to show so that the replacement will install
I haven't had any problems but one of the commenters on Tina's article noted that it was several days after he installed the updates that his problems started
end Rationale.

I'm several days down the road from installing with no problems up to this moment  8)
using a highly calculated algorithum , indomnitable courage, natural ability, and a helluva lot of luck, my conclusion is "PULLIM"
YMMV
 :D


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