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Please advise what you use for convert vob_ts or mpg files to mp4 while reducing filesize for mp4 ?

I use handbrake for that, and I'm happy with it.

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Living Room / Re: Thinking of switching to WP8 from Android
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:50 PM »
And here we are...

Clickbait?  Nothing new... no new news.  Just an opinion article...

Yeah, a tad clickbait. The sales graph is telling nonetheless.

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Living Room / Re: Thinking of switching to WP8 from Android
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:40 PM »
And here we are...

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Living Room / Re: Why GOD has not updated the world ?
« on: January 19, 2016, 01:58 PM »
God is dead. Dead entities rarely update their machines.

"God is dead." --Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nietzsche is dead." --God

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Living Room / Re: Why GOD has not updated the world ?
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:41 AM »
Perhaps we live in a cheap android made by LG?

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Solid summary.  :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Upgrading and slowing
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:21 AM »
Not using the latest version is often the best solution.

Win7, office 2007, Adobe CS2, autocad 2011 will do wonders on your I7. Honestly.

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Happy new year all.

I guess I forgot to wish for a happy year in late 2014, and I had this terrible one. I sincerely hope 2016 will be better for everyone, and certainly for the good fellas and gals in this lovely place.

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Living Room / Re: Is Excel the most dangerous software in the world?
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:40 AM »
I'm reminded of that old truism about a poor tradesman always blaming his tools >:(

Yeah, right. Excel should be the real culprit, rather than the greed and leeching zillions out of the economy without actually producing anything.

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 06, 2015, 01:44 AM »
Well, I guess if George Bernard Shaw thinks that acting like an asshole is the best - and only - way to achieve progress...then I guess I betted get on the stick and do my part.

I think I'll strip naked, run down the hall...and shit on the bosses desk..

...Or just maybe not all goals are a good idea. :-\

There's a fine line between being unreasonable, and being an ass. I'm not sure which side of the line you contemplate standing.

And since I wasn't born at a time when Roosevelt (Teddy one) was alive, I have a hard time understanding how uploading 75 TB to a service advertised as "unlimited" is comparable to shitting on someone's desk.

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 05, 2015, 01:10 PM »
...Or maybe I could just be reasonable.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George Bernard Shaw]

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 05, 2015, 11:46 AM »
So advertising a service as "unlimited" is OK; but trying to see if it really is unlimited is not?

They are changing their policy - it was unlimited, now it won't be and they won't advertise it as such (at least that how I read things).

This change is obviously irritating and inconvenient for people who were taking advantage of large amounts of space, but I don't see anything deceptive about it. In fact they're being quite upfront about it. They offered unlimited storage, found they couldn't sustain it and have changed their policy as  result.


Which is precisely what I was driving at, albeit tangentially. The provider couldn't sustain it because of a few bad apples that just wanted to push the issue past the point of reason. 75TB is ridiculous to start with...and their talking about people that were exceeding 75TB...by an implied factor of wow!

This is why we have such an idiotically convoluted legal system, full of bizarrely worded laws, and lawyers that we'd like to see shot. Everybody just wants to play word games looking for loopholes in everything so they can be right about dumb shit ... instead of just trying to be reasonable to start with.


So you say 75TB is unreasonable. Let's look at this from your point of view: No worries then. The changes don't affect you. They don't offer an "unlimited" plan anymore, but you already state a will not to go for "unlimited" anyway, claiming it would be unreasonable. Why the fuss about "bad apples?" The only ones who would be affected by this change are the "bad apples".

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 05, 2015, 07:15 AM »
It truly is aggravating when a few idiots fail to use a little common sense, self police their actions, and screw it up for everybody.

So advertising a service as "unlimited" is OK; but trying to see if it really is unlimited is not?

75TB?? Yeah, that's more than just a little past curiosity. Any "unlimited" plan is really just a statistical assumption that everyone's behavior will average out to something that the infrastructure can tolerate. And that's generally speaking a workable plan if nobody decides to be a smartass and push it past the limits of reason.

If we're counting smartasses, the first one was to use the term "unlimited" to label a service which he/she never intended to make "unlimited", but just a statistical gimmick.

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 05, 2015, 06:40 AM »
It truly is aggravating when a few idiots fail to use a little common sense, self police their actions, and screw it up for everybody.

So advertising a service as "unlimited" is OK; but trying to see if it really is unlimited is not?

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: November 05, 2015, 05:40 AM »
75 TB
How long would it take to upload 75TB of data?!?!?

A limited amount of time.

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General Software Discussion / Re: SpiderOak Unlimited Space
« on: October 29, 2015, 01:34 AM »
We all have the right to be stupid , ergo, we should have the right to be forgotten.

On the other hand, being stupid has (and more often than not should have) consequences. Are we entitled to the shortcomings of human memory, or should a drunk night in college continue to haunt us even when we have grandkids?

I really don't know.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Simple donut chart software?
« on: October 22, 2015, 12:19 AM »
Libre Office is a free office suite, and it contains a spreadsheet application (think of Excel). You can create any kind of charts with it, including donut ones, granted it is a full-fledged suite, rather than a tiny tool.

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But I'm sure that the PC market is salivating over the lock-in and how to apply it to Windows...

That saliva has a name: UEFI

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I have a 32bit X86 Processor...

You mean you have a win10 box with a pentium 4 or an atom?

I guess you really are a patient fella.

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You may also like to check out Telegram instant messaging app. Its modus operandi is the same, but it also offers an end-to-end encryption option.

However, in the end, the IM app you will use will mostly depend on what the people you know uses. There's no point in switching to "telegram", or "whatsapp", or whatever if your daughter's whole class is on "line".

Nice review btw.

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Really? The site shows up in Arial on my PC with AdGuard running.

Same here with ublock origin.

"Adblock Warning Removal List" and "Anti-Adblock Killer | Reek" are selected; I guess that does the trick.

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I'd also disagree with RSS being dead. I'm an almost exclusively desktop user, and I like bamboo feed reader a lot. I guess it wouldn't fit your use case though.

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Living Room / Re: OnLive.com has shut down.......
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:20 PM »
Honestly I'd understand and not be offended if you used an expletive.

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Uhh... I honestly am looking forward to the day the vinyl generation of judges die off (of natural causes), and get replaced by mp3 generation ones.

Gotta love it when people with no knowledge of technology create laws governing technology, eh!

Here's another gem:

Insanity Rules: NSA Apologists Actually Think Apple Protecting You & Your Data Could Be 'Material Support' For ISIS

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