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General Software Discussion / Re: CAD Recommendations?
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:09 AM »
3D or 2D ?

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:28 AM »
Take no notice of the above post - I re-installed and all is OK (and the local times are showing  ;) )

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:57 AM »
Just trying the new version and look what I get : [attach=#1][/attach]

- there's nothing in the ini file about the size of the gui.

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...and the lawyers, and the politicians.  And especially the lawyers turned politicians.

Here in France when a politician leaves political life he usually becomes a lawyer ...  ;D

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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:12 PM »
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser - it's like Dickens to the power of ten.

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Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:12 AM »

That Korean verdict is just nutty...

I thought, or rather I think, in fact I'm sure that it was a jury in California that awarded $1 bn+ to Apple - must have been so easy for them to remain neutral and objective.

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Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in
« on: August 25, 2012, 08:04 AM »
Isn't there some way I/we/people could make known to Apple what I/we/people think of them ? No ...?

What makes you think for one minute Apple could possibly care what anybody who doesn't completely agree with them really thinks? They never have before. They had a ideological walled garden long before they built their technical one. They've always had an "Us vs Them" mindset.

When you're dealing with self-confessed "genius" you get a lot of that. :-\

Apple was built in the image of a man who never got over the fact his parents put him up for adoption - and who wanted to be seen as an innovative genius - even though he was the single least technical and creative member in a group of true computer wizards.

There is not enough payback in the entire world for a person with that much baggage. And Apple's mindset reflects that.

Well, maybe they would care as their whole culture is narcissist - and narcissists care very much about what others think of them.

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Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:22 AM »
Isn't there some way I/we/people could make known to Apple what I/we/people think of them ? No ...?

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Living Room / Re: Weather revisited
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:26 AM »
Tomos, have a look at yr.no - it's based in Norway and seems very good for Europe. There is of course an English version of the site.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 14, 2012, 01:26 PM »
What do you all think of this layout with buttons at the bottom?
 (see attachment in previous post)


Well, I like this way of displaying. If it's not discreet it's neat.

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:43 AM »
Where it is now is where I'm the least displeased with it.  Notice that I didn't say happy with it.   :P

Cool ... nearly a double negative  ;D

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Living Room / Re: Olympic coverage this year SUCKS!
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:16 AM »
To get back to NBC and the Olympic coverage, the BBC has this to say :London 2012  ;D

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 14, 2012, 03:12 AM »
Great - thanks again skwire.

One small problem with the five-day display : the icons sometimes disappear after an automatic refresh, a manual refresh brings them back.

Suggestion for the GUI : that you move the small panel that is now middle-right with the arrows etc. up to top-right, that would be more consistent with the context (or something like that  :-\ ).

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:37 AM »
@skwire - thanks for the new version.
This site WOEID lookup might interest you, it's quicker and easier than the Yahoo site.

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Living Room / Re: Olympic coverage this year SUCKS!
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:07 AM »
OK, the Olympics = money, however I recently read a long and very interesting article about the ancient Greek and Roman Olympics - at the time they were just as, if not more, corrupt and money-spinning than now (I'll try to find the reference to the online version of the article).

Sorry for all you people who would like to watch the games and don't have access to the BBC (via Sky) where there is complete coverage live of all the disciplines and no intrusive publicity ... think what you like  :D

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Mouser - you could perhaps have a look at Dotclear : it's a blog platform (and French, but that shouldn't put you off) Dotclear features (and there is an english version). I know a blog isn't what you want but if you look around and try to find a test site I think you'll find that the admin area is well thought out.

As for comparisons, this is one of the best I've seen.

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Skype's "Right of reply" : Skype wiretap analysis and Skype blog

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I have played with ooVoo which I like a lot but the difficult bit is convincing all your contacts to switch over from Skype ...

Why ooVoo? Or, what makes you think that they don't spy on you as well? (I'm curious - I've not really looked into ooVoo much.)

In fact I don't think they (ooVoo) don't spy on me too - it comes down the old question :

either
1) they spy on everyone (possible)
2) or they spy on most-popular media (probable)
3) if not 1) then 2) in which case use a less-popular media like ooVoo

Will we ever know ?

(I'm rambling .... )

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General Software Discussion / Re: WinDim 1.0.0.4
« on: July 24, 2012, 05:10 PM »

Nice to know there's really somebody out there. :)


Or did you mean "Nice to know there's somebody real out there  :)"

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Good luck with that. "It's only as good as the network it's on - and who's on the network," as the saying goes.
Consider Facebook. Despite the large number of people who hate it, look how many are still forced to use it for no reason other than the fact that their friends/family/fans/clients are all on it - and won't switch to G+ or something similar.

Never underestimate the power of inertia. ;D

Inertia makes the world go round  ;)

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Living Room / Big brother Microsoft listens in to your Skype IMs
« on: July 24, 2012, 02:21 PM »
As said in the article maybe this will finally incite someone to build a really good open source alternative to Skype : Big brother Microsoft listens in to your Skype IMs.

I have played with ooVoo which I like a lot but the difficult bit is convincing all your contacts to switch over from Skype ...

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Site/Forum Features / Re: About the Basement (Soap Box) Section
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:01 AM »
I'll probably get flamed for this but I was wondering  :-\ - that now we have the Basement, and the sort of things/subjects that suit that place - about proposing another section called maybe the Attic (or Loft in American ?) where members could post threads about  :) Happy  :) things, stories or events, things that make you feel good, things that make the "World" a better place for everyone ... ???

Notwithstanding, I do feel that we shouldn't go too far from the main purpose of DCForum.

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Living Room / Re: The first cybernetic hatecrime?
« on: July 18, 2012, 04:03 AM »
Hey  >:( Not all French people work for McVomits.

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This is probably not practical,
but for individual files you could (I think!) print the PDF to a good customisable PDF printer (I use PDFcreator, watch out for toolbar install) and save with high compression levels and maybe even reduce image resolution settings.

Yup, good idea tomos - thanks again.

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-so why not try Google > I'm feeling lucky > Free pdf compressor ?

Curt - I did (but not with gaggle) : and there are NO really free ones. Adobe Reader has a function for this but I don't own Adobe Reader. A lot say they are free but turn about to be trialware.

tomos - thanks for that thread. There's a post there about using IrfanView with a plugin that can do this to some extent.

Thanks guys.

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