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Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk
« on: June 25, 2015, 01:36 AM »
Next time I will be more precise and call it "storage device"...that should make everyone happy. :)

I was further confused by the "SSDs are already old hat" because the PCI-e mounted SSDs are SSDs. That, combined with "hard disks that work according to SSD principles" made me think this was some new technology I hadn't heard about before.

I'm not trying to be pedantic. I'm just trying to explain why what you said confused me. :)

You're not alone. I was thinking about something spinning as well.

Thanks for reporting this Vanav (and in such great detail). Have the same problem but was too lazy to report it.

With 0.17 you can now split by comma using two commas (i.e. ,,) as a separator. Sorry it took so long. Have other stuff on my mind right now.

Note: the Lines - Split function will take the provided text and the separator strings, which can be single characters or words or whole sentences, and split the text into lines, starting a new line wherever a separator appears in the text, thereby removing the respective separator string from the text. Multiple separator strings can be provided at once, separated by comma (which was why it wasn't possible to split by comma). It's not yet possible to split by a separator and leave it in the text. What you can do though is to first use split, then copy the result text into the input text box (with the up-arrow button), then use the append function to add the respective string or character back at the end of each line.

General Software Discussion / Re: BitTorrent Sync 2.0 Sucks!
« on: June 11, 2015, 02:22 PM »
Do you guys have an opinion about the trustworthiness of BTSync from a privacy point of view (it being closed source). I'm thinking about backdoors and stuff.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Umbra
« on: June 09, 2015, 11:28 AM »
Interesting analysis wraith808.

My reasons for backing goes along the lines of: Wow! The demo looks amazing! Even if they should fail to complete/deliver the game, they deserve the money for trying.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Umbra
« on: June 09, 2015, 01:04 AM »
I'm not an experienced kickstarter. What negative indicators do you see?

DC Gamer Club / Umbra
« on: June 08, 2015, 02:17 PM »
I was just recently thinking about how I enjoyed playing through dungeon siege. While I'm not even sure if the game would still run on Windows 8 if I should still find it, I'm pretty sure I would only be disappointed should I try to re-play it (not that I would have time for that anyway, haha). And just about when I was thinking about that emotional moment, coming out of the dungeons onto the white snowy mountains, I somehow stumbled over this:


You actually can't separate by commas right now, because commas are used as a separator for the strings/characters by which you want to split. Kind of stupid. Will fix.

I don't see a lifetime license on their web site. Actually, it says:
Most of our applications are completely free: no payments and no registration, ever. Full functionality instantly and forever!

The FREE one is advert-driven. Pay, and get rid of the adverts.
I didn't say they are saints.

Ah, I see. Makes sense. Thanks.

I don't see a lifetime license on their web site. Actually, it says:

Most of our applications are completely free: no payments and no registration, ever. Full functionality instantly and forever!

The product looks intersting though.

I'm afraid it doesn't mouser. Both result 3 + 4 from Nod5's alias above still do not launch with v2.224.01 under Win 8.1.

Just looking at the web site, this really looks like a very capable editor. The next challenger for Sublime maybe.

v2.223.01 works fine for me, including options dialog.

I can confirm that the above aliases work/fail on my Windows 8.1 laptop as reported by Nod5.

Thanks, using FARR v2.223.01 on Win8.1-64 PRO.
All OK, except the font size in the Options panel is still almost too small to read properly.
Not a showstopper - I've been putting up with that and can continue to do so.

Options dialog was fixed for me with v2.222.03. Will try later with the current official release.

v2.222.03 fixes both the icons problem and the scaling problem for me, including options screen! tested on a 4k 15'' laptop. No font overrides active.

excellent  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:14 AM »
I personally hate STP. The shield is annoying to work with when preparing the cable, and is of no benefit at all unless connected to a good earth ground at one end only. UTP cable is cheaper and easier to install.

Most installations don't take enough care in preparing the cable and properly grounding it to actually achieve any benefit from having it shielded, and accidentally grounding the cable at both ends can make the interference worse by way of ground loop.
-SeraphimLabs (April 27, 2015, 04:41 PM)
Interesting. I certainly did not care when I made my home installation.

The quality of the switchgear and NIC matters as much as the cable itself does. Cheap NICs and switches do a poor job of filtering noise and will be unstable at speed over a long or old cable, while the good ones can meet and even exceed the standards for network performance and noise immunity.
-SeraphimLabs (April 27, 2015, 04:41 PM)
That matches my experience with my old laptop, which had a reliable 1Gbps connection every time. It was actually quite a disappointment when I connected my new laptop for the first time and it connected with only 100Mbps. On the other hand it forced me to finally fix that problem (which I had known about for a long time already).

Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP
« on: April 27, 2015, 03:53 PM »
Anyway, thanks guys for pointing out that my problem was not actually UTP vs. STP, but CAT 5 vs. CAT 6.

Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP
« on: April 27, 2015, 03:04 PM »
It's to do with the Category of the cable.
CAT 5 is qualified for 100 MBit/s
CAT 5e for 1 GBit/s
CAT 6 for up to 10 GBit/s and requires better signal to noise ratios (10 GBit/s not over the full 100 meters)
CAT 7 for up to 40 GBit/s with even better signal to noise ratios and less crosstalk, using shielded pairs within the cable

More info here: http://www.xmultiple...xwebsite-forum24.htm
And Wikipedia on CAT 5/5e: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Category_5_cable

One of the two cables has Cat 5E printed on it.

Ok, just checked the other one. It was indeed only a CAT 5 cable. When I wired our house I made sure to put in only CAT 6 to make it future proof. I should have been more careful with the patch cables as it turns out :-[.

Living Room / Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP
« on: April 27, 2015, 02:28 PM »
After buying a new central switch for my home network I noticed that a smaller gigabit switch in one of our rooms connected with only 100 Mbps. Because I had a similar problem recently where my laptop (which we now used for like 10 years!) connected with 1 Gbps to the central switch without problems, our brand new laptop did so only with 100 Mbps. While re-crimping the respective ethernet outlet fixed that problem, doing the same with the other ethernet outlet did not have the desired effect. As it turned out, the problem was the cable connecting the outlet with the switch! It was an UTP (unshielded twister pair) cable. After replacing it with an STP (shielded twister pair) cable, the switch connected with 1 Gbps.

I was also testing my internet speed recently and was very annoyed that I only ever got like a maximum of 100 Mbps down instead of the 125 Mbps which I pay my service provider for (not that I would notice the difference if I wouldn't measure it ;) ). I complained to the service provider and was informed that my modem was working flawlessly and that my signal was optimal. I was instructed to take measurements directly at the modem, which I did and voilĂ : 125 Mbps. Because of personal paranoia I have another router sitting in between my service providers modem (it's actually a router itself) and my home network. My service providers modem was connected to my router with an UTP cable!

Interestingly, I did not find any reference on the internet stating that UTP cables would only work up to 100 Mbps.

Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here?
« on: April 27, 2015, 03:24 AM »
For those of you with knee problems: maybe try what we call a 'Finnenbahn'. It's a running track on soft ground. Google Images for 'Finnenbahn' to see what they look like. They are quite common around where I live. I could imagine they exist in other places around the world as well.

icons in large or small size seem to be OK on my setup - Win8.1-64 Pro - though I am assuming that the God Mode icons (per screenshot above) are being displayed correctly as rectangular documents.

IanB/phitsc: have you tried fiddling with the font (size) override settings as a way to make text less tiny when using a high dpi screen?

I already successfully use font (size) override settings to increase the display of the FARR output panels/lists. However, fiddling with those settings further doesn't seem to have any observable effect on the size of the characters in the Options panels - still very difficult to read.

That, and FARR should really display decently on high res screens without having to fiddle with the font options.

Sorry mouser. For some reason I can't download the beta. Stops half-way through. Last time clearing the browser cache helped, but not this time. I really don't understand what's wrong. I'll have to try again tomorrow.

Any idea how to fix the DPI problem? The current FARR version is unusable like this on my 4k laptop.

can you take a look at a shortcut (or two) where farr does not show the icon properly, and look at the properties of it, and tell me if you see anything interesting?
is it a 64bit app? do 32bit apps show icons?  any clue you can give me about which shortcuts dont show icons and which do..

Both the Word and Wordpad links have no icon. Might be the icons are only missing in large icon mode. How can I force small icon view?

This looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up! :Thmbsup:

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