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General Software Discussion / Re: Arranges in a txt file
« on: August 12, 2012, 10:21 AM »
Open the file in notepad (or word, or any text editor you like). Get to search and replace function (ctrl-h usually).
Replace all instances of   ,   with    ","
Adjust spaces as you like.

I usually buy 2 years old hardware. Not second hand, but such as a video card that was state-of-the-art in 2010. They become much cheaper then. And add to that the tendency to play 4-5 year old games, I get amazing FPS out of so little money :)

So, combining the line I provided with the work by daddydave:
Put rar.exe into somewhere accessible such as the windows folder, and then use this as a batch file:

set oldcd=%cd%
for /R %%D in (.) do (
 cd "%%D"
 for %%1 in (*.txt) do rar m -x*.rar -m5 "%%1.rar" "%%1"
cd /d %oldcd%

Run it in the top folder where you want the compression to happen. Don't run it at your root folder or some system files which should remain txt will be compressed as well. That would be asking for trouble.

Copy the command line utility of winrar (rar.exe) into somewhere in the path (i.e. windows folder)

Put this in a batch file (*.cmd or *.bat) and run this in the relevant folder.
for %%1 in (*.txt) do rar m -x*.rar -m5 "%%1.rar" "%%1"

I know this does not scan the whole disk for subfolders, but only the current folder, but you can develop the batch file a bit.

MilesAhead's proposed solution may be easier though.

haven't figured out why Windows Firewall isn't doing anything regarding new rules.

Did you try restarting the service after changing the rules? It may work, though I have no way to try.

ed.: damn grammar.

What does the application section of the windows' event viewer say on the issue?

Or have I misunderstood what you want?

He has some trouble with the pitch. I don't know what pitch is (standard issue ears here, they may even be defective), but I guess trying to tell me what it is would be like trying to describe the difference between green and red to a color blind.

When you buy a book, you own the physical book, you can legally sell it if you want. First Sale doctrine applies.

So what's stopping book sellers (or refrigerator sellers for that matter) from attaching an EULA on the back of the cover (inside the refrigerator) and claiming that the book (refrigerator) was not actually sold, it was just licensed?

Europeans are on a row these days. Yesterday the ECJ ruling to overrule the limitations software producers impose in licenses, and now this:

The European Parliament decided to reject ACTA once and for all.

Some institutions of Europeans are surprisingly responsive to the public. Even I (a citizen of Turkey, not EU) called a member of the European Parliament, told him that I was calling from Turkey, and I had objections against ACTA. I asked him to reject the treaty, and he said he would consider it.

I don't think I could have such a civil and respectful conversation with any Turkish MP. I would receive an angry rebuke at best.

Anyway, this is good.

ed.: grammar fix

Thank god. Are people (and/or governments) waking up to the detrimental effects of copyright maximalism?

General Software Discussion / Re: sorting units of text
« on: July 01, 2012, 12:24 PM »
Check out Cleanhaven

General Software Discussion / Re: Fast as the wind
« on: June 14, 2012, 09:44 AM »
Try ctrl-g in word.

Living Room / Re: Lost my father
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:32 AM »
Heartfelt condolences.

Living Room / Re: Just Had a Baby Girl~!
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:30 PM »
Congratzies man!  :Thmbsup:

I wrote this one to discipline my work hours and increase my productivity. It's a very very crude alarm clock that you control with the Scroll Lock key.

Press the scroll lock key once and it asks you when should the alarm bell ring. Enter desired time in the HHmm format (i.e. 1830 for 6:30 p.m.) and don't turn off the computer.

The program is very crude, and it does not check the validity of the time you entered. So don't set the alarm to 18301 or to minnesota. Nothing serious should happen. It just wouldn't ring.

To change the alarm time or disable the alarm, press scroll lock again and read the instructions (two short lines, really).

Anyway, the source code is in the archive. There is also the compiled exe. Place alarm.wav in the same folder with the exe, and just run the exe.

Let me know if you like it.

Living Room / Re: Preparing for the inevitable
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:11 AM »
I use Gmail for that. I send all such numbers, passwords etc. to myself, and archive them with a specific label.

Wifey knows the password, so hopefully, we will not die in the same plane crash  :'(

I know, this is less than what you had in mind, but it is practical.

Something with Gmail though, is annoying. I had an attached word document on my Gmail account. It was heavy on macros. Yesterday when I needed to access it, Gmail claimed that it contained a virus, and barred me from accessing it. I couldn't download it. I couldn't forward it to another account. I could do nothing (didn't try pop3/imap option though).

That's far from ideal. Store something in your account, and one day, out of nowhere, it will be infected if Google needs it to be.

In any case, if you need visual studio for some purpose, get 2010 express while you can.

Well if it were up to me i'd go back to win2k classic look, with standard menu bar and no ribbon.


The inventor of ribbon should be put to use a word processor without a physical keyboard. That would be the just punishment for his/her "contribution" to human knowledge.

Living Room / Re: 9 Signs Self-Publishing Is out of Control
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:04 PM »
It seems they took the pains to provide a raison d'etre for the good old publishers.
The efforts of gatekeepers on the verge of obsolescence are always funny to watch, but tragic to observe.

Yeah, what if it is a bubble? Will it collapse and take down the world economy with it? Seriously...

Too many people have their own mouths and talk freely using them. Such people should also be restrained.  :P

You can schedule a task with the task scheduler and the print command.

faviconize tab's functionality is now offered by firefox itself you know.
right click on any tab and select "pin as app tab"

one less add-on, one less memory leak.

Living Room / Re: Apple Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox
« on: May 02, 2012, 06:44 PM »

^ To prevent a device lock-in,

you could just abolish DMCA's restrictions on breaking digital locks in devices you own.

Living Room / Re: Apple Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox
« on: May 02, 2012, 06:26 PM »
Apple did something that was dissimilar from Microsoft- it set rules for participation before there was competition.  However, as those rules show their lack of coverage (i.e. iCloud vs DropBox, iBooks vs Kindle/Nook), they change the rules, using their gateway to entry to strong arm the competition.

One might say, well go to the competition.  Buy-in and sunk cost are two very big reasons why this isn't a really viable alternative.

Well yes, these are very legitimate concerns. In any case, I believe the right solution is preventing device lock-in once and for all, and not forcing just one company behave under the stick of a DoJ investigation.

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