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For most browsers, you can also use middle-mouse-button (scrollwheel, whatever) clicking to open a new tab, so you don't need to use a keyboard modifier.

I use this feature (middle-mouse-button) frequently with my Opera. So no big news there..:)

Living Room / Re: TV via broadband ?
« on: January 20, 2009, 08:20 AM »

I would be interested in tips and comments regarding "watching TV" via broadband internet. 
Is dedicated software recommended? Are there any bearable offerings available at all ? Favorite web sites?

There is n+1 free and commercial softwares as well websites providing same stuff, to show some selection of TV channels which streams or are being streamed by someone else to internet with various bitrates. Shouldn't be hard to search some more popular titles from web, they are advertising quite aggressively even they itself doesn't usually provide anything else but frontend to show those stream same streams (most of them have very same streams, reason is quite obvious).

If I want to list some of my very favourites, there is one for software and another for webpage:

TVU Networks ( is p2p based software where you can easily find something more or less interesting to watch.

Freetube ( have decent collection of streams available.

Of course, there is _alot_ of others, which I'm not mentioning here, if others have some nice ones with some special twist (not just repeating all same channels), feel free to list it here.

Living Room / Genetic programming
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:38 AM »
Recently found this one: and I was quite impressed, how cool things can be done today...

Also I saw several simulations using similar technology and they were pretty interesting too, for example this one:

(and no, this genetic programming isn't anything _new_, just found something that raised my interest to study more...:)

Those does that filescanning (detecting those unwanted silences) too? Well, let's have a look and then we'll see, if there is any need for my idea..:)

(So I was missing that nice tool to _find_ those mp3's which contains too much silence at the end of the file).

I have quite large mp3 collection (which contains a lot of songs ripped by various people) and noticed that some of them (not too many but still...) contains _a lot_ of silence in the end on mp3 (play length could be something like 10 minutes when actual song is about 3 minutes). I would love to see small app which detects this silence and lists files which contains xx seconds of _extra_ silence at the end of mp3 file. No need to have actual functionality to remove that silence away, just detect it and list those files after scanning to user in some nice way.

(this max length of silence which is okay, should be also configured somehow).

This utility might come handy when you have >1000 files in multiple directories and would like to easily find those which needs some manual post-processing to remove extra length from them.

Hope this explanation of "problem" makes some sense..:)

EDIT: Found my Subject to be bit confusing, fixed now.

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: December 02, 2008, 02:03 AM »
If it doesn't need to be _youtube_ video and not even very recent one, you may find nice ones from here too:

Living Room / Re: Donationcoder in a timezone of its own?
« on: November 07, 2008, 03:50 AM »
There should be only UTC, no problems ...:)

General Software Discussion / Re: Best Python IDE
« on: November 06, 2008, 05:18 AM »
I use Wingware's Wing IDE myself, and highly recommend it. I also wanted to second 40hz's recommendation of learning the language first, then learning the IDE. But, having said that, if you know Python well, I find Wing IDE a huge boon, especially for larger projects.

I'll agree 100%. WingIDE is so far best IDE for Python developers I have been testing/using. Absolutely worth of every cent (and it's not even expensive!!).

Give it a test drive and see how it fits!

Living Room / Re: Old workhorse C64 breaking new barriers...
« on: November 06, 2008, 05:10 AM »
And something even more impressive... wonder how demos do look today? Well, look no futher, here's pretty nice demo from Booze Design (Released at X'2008 not so long time ago)... This ... is .... ART!

And remember... it's still basic C64 with 1 floppy drive... no expansions.

Living Room / Old workhorse C64 breaking new barriers...
« on: November 05, 2008, 05:45 AM »
Or how do you like this one:

Here in Europe, C64 is still kicking hard!

UrlSnooper / Re: Can anyone get a streaming URL for me?
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:31 AM »
Well... When it was put to Winamp and checked information with alt-3, following direct stream url were clearly visible: mms://

Hope this helps.

Living Room / Re: Screenshot Captor download version
« on: October 22, 2008, 05:46 AM »
At Screeenshot captor webpage, this link no longer work/exist:

Color Cop Tool (ext. link)

No big deal anyway.

DcUpdater / Re: More than a year since the last updates!
« on: October 19, 2008, 05:49 AM »
Well, at least database should be updated frequently... ScreenShotCaptor is one of those out-dated in your database..:)

Living Room / Re: DC get together in Western Europe?! July 2007?
« on: September 29, 2008, 08:33 AM »
Well, now this looks more obvious than before... even we are bit outnumbered here in northern europe (compared to western europe), we need some DC gathering too. Helsinki/Stockholm/Copenhagen... something like this should do the trick... I think I should start to think about this one.

simakuutio, have you seen the thread
Get-togehter: Scandinavia / Denmark

No, I haven't, thank you for pointing me to this one.  :Thmbsup:

General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC
« on: September 28, 2008, 01:09 PM »
In my point of view, windows version had alot of UI bugs here and there... I was very unhappy after quick testing... it was quick return back to older version... jep, new version isn't always better one... sorry to say...

Hopefully they found some talented and motivated Windows developer to make this UI much much better... there is quite alot of work to be done...

Living Room / Re: DC get together in Western Europe?! July 2007?
« on: September 28, 2008, 01:01 PM »
Well, now this looks more obvious than before... even we are bit outnumbered here in northern europe (compared to western europe), we need some DC gathering too. Helsinki/Stockholm/Copenhagen... something like this should do the trick... I think I should start to think about this one.

Recently discovered MobaLiveCD (well, it ain't very new thing but can't discover everything at once... :) that allows you to run your Live-CD on Windows into an emulation window. I have tested this with several different bootable images (few different Linux Live-CD, hirens Boot-CD and even Windows 2000 install media...:) and everything seems to be working quite smoothly, even bit slowly.

MobaLiveCD in based on Qemu and is an standalone binary so it's pretty easy to put this and Live-CD image to USB-stick and go for it. It's can't be easier than this!

It lacks currently options to adjust CPU cycles and memory for virtual sessions but I have already contacted developers and they promised to look for this functionality for next versions.


MobaTek have also _very_ nice free portable X server with Unix/Cygwin utilities and a tab-based console (MobaXVT) and MobaSSH, SSH wrapper for Unix/Cygwin shell (I have never seen before this kind of nice and easy sshd for windows). Those two are highly recommended for evaluating and hopefully someone have spare time to make review from all of those nice _portable_ FREE utils. They deserve it!

Living Room / Re: What Sports Do You Participate In?
« on: September 24, 2008, 12:06 AM »
I'm for petanque... not too much traditional "sport" but trust me, you'll need to be in nice fit to be able to play long tournaments etc...

Living Room / Re: How many countries represented here on DC ?
« on: September 11, 2008, 01:56 PM »
Distribution between users from Europe and US is quite interesting when I look at the map which is updating now quite well.

Patent is useless/worthless unless challenged in court.

Living Room / Re: How many countries represented here on DC ?
« on: September 09, 2008, 12:53 PM »

Yes, and most probably quite soon dudes from Sweden and norway will speak up....

Firefox has long been pushing innovative features and forcing the more dominant player, Microsoft, to more aggressively advance its own IE browser, otherwise I get the feeling we'd still be using IE 6.0. Firefox will continue to be a rich browser, wholly extensible, and will continue to grow because of the strength of its contributors. Chrome will be a lean environment in which to run apps and conduct search, email, etc. This will be even more important for mobile devices.

And here we go again... oh hell how I hate there dudes who think Firefox have done all those things first and alone... eh... how about opening your eyes and look even futher.... Alot of those "firefox innovations" are actually been first in Opera and then copypasted to Firefox as new innovations... sounds like Microsoft to me in this scenario... and when I have to compare Firefox to Microsoft, things are getting pretty ugly...

So hopefully you all can actually see beyond that Firefox propaganda they have given over the time... I know, heavy propaganda is needed to make Firefox as popular as possible (to fight IE dominance) but taking credit from something that isn't your own, isn't just right way to do it. Not even close.

I'm a proud Opera user, have been since version 3.* and I don't see any reasons to use anything else. No browser wars here, just plain facts raisen...

General Software Discussion / Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« on: August 06, 2008, 12:18 PM »
Jep, now I have BC3 Pro (thank to nice discount from DC). Thank you!

Official Announcements / Re: August 2008 Discounts
« on: August 06, 2008, 12:56 AM »
... And done. Used my very first discount by DC... \o/ Beyond Compare is just getting better and better and I have no reasons not to buy it especially when I'm using it quite regularly. Great stuff!

As a software test engineer, I have seen how easily usability testing is being skipped (for various reasons) when functionality and everything else might be covered quite well... especially when schedules are tight, user experience is least important aspect when trying to get maximum test coverage to minimize amout of real bugs... sad but true...

And when we are talking about free software, this problem get even worse...

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