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Looks to be a very nice program. But I personally can't justify taking the time to give it a thorough tryout because I know I'll never end up purchasing a license for it. :)

The standalone version is free ...

My worry in this regard is that it has been mentioned that there will be a free and a pro version of standalone Daminion. Nobody knows what the difference between them will be, but it has been mentioned that the pro version might cost $149.

Now, I do not want to get locked into an image organizer (nice as it may be), if I end up in a position where I will need to spend $149 to keep using it. Please note that I am not saying the price is unreasonable or anything, Daminion really has a lot going for it, it's just way outside my DAM budget, and not knowing if I will be able to work with the free version makes it too uncertain for me :-[.

http://daminion.net/...ructure-and-license/

Yes true, I don't know - I think only Murat could answer about that.

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Looks to be a very nice program. But I personally can't justify taking the time to give it a thorough tryout because I know I'll never end up purchasing a license for it. :)

The standalone version is free ...

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General Software Discussion / Re: How much have I downloaded?
« on: February 03, 2013, 12:14 PM »
Curt : may I suggest Softperfect's NetWorx which, I think you'll find, does everything you want and need (wihin the limits of your request  :) )

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:03 AM »
^ thanks skwire  :up:

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:44 AM »
Thanks for the new version skwire : useful additions.

About the expanded view : what do you think about an option to show/hide columns ? I tried deleting column numbers from the config.ini on the ExpViewOrder line but they keep coming back !  :)

And, though I think this has been requested before : how about moon phases and moonrise and moonset times - or doesn't Yahoo do that ?

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Living Room / Re: Scientists test functional 'tractor beams'
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:30 AM »
Is the universe trying to tell us something about him?  :o

Hmmm...

I have to wonder what attracted him to this article in the first place :huh:

Demonic possession? :P


Animal magnetism ?

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General Software Discussion / Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:22 AM »
I alternate between K-Meleon v 1.7.0 and SWare Iron 24.... depending on my mood  ;D

I feel relatively "safe" with both, particularly with KM as it only does what I ask it to. However KM is sadly coming to an end sooner or later for various reasons (see the KM forum).

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... there's really no dedicated "true" "no little toolbar popping up" full screen pdf reader I know of except for Adobe Reader and the old Lite version.

What about Sumatra ?

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Even sadder is watching the really bad addicts immediately grab their own phones and do something (like text a message or check their FB) just to take the edge off their jones should I refuse to pick up mine.

Even sadder than that ^ is watching those newscasts of all those people going completely crazy over a new iPhone issue or similar and screaming with delight as if they've found the secret to eternal youth.

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Living Room / Re: Happy New Year~!
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:15 AM »
Happy New Year one and all.

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Living Room / Re: Merry Xmas to all DonationCoder folks
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:41 PM »
Happy holidays folks and may the coming year be kind to all.

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Living Room / Re: I read an eReader
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:26 AM »
And here's a view of the Kindle Fire from Gutenberg.org :

Kindle Fire Review

From Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free ebooks.

A Review of the Kindle Fire by our webmaster. This review is not an official position or advice from Project Gutenberg or the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

Summary

Buy a Nexus 7 instead and install the Kindle app or stay with the Kindle 3.

Details

If you want to read free ebooks, don't buy the Kindle Fire. Amazon has locked down the Fire to make it hard to get any content to it, except by buying from Amazon. It is a huge step back in freedom from the Kindle 3.
Even Apple has not gone so far as Amazon in locking down their devices. You can easily download and read ebooks on Apple devices using only the standard apps.
You can get free ebooks to the Fire too, but the process is so cumbersome that it isn't worth the trouble given the alternative of buying a Nexus 7, which doesn't purposely interfere with free content.
The commercial ads are extremely rude. If you put the Fire on standby, it sometimes turns itself on again just to show you ads. It happened to me when I was in bed and wanted to go to sleep. I tried many times to turn it off, but it always turned itself back on and showed me one more ad. In my desperation I shut it down completely, but it rebooted and showed me another ad! To make it shut up I had to lay it face down on the floor with a newspaper on top, where it showed ads to the carpet for I know not how long. In the morning it was finally off, but I surely won't use that device in bed any more.

To read Project Gutenberg ebooks on your Kindle Fire ... etc.

Source

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Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:22 AM »
You could also pronounce Bwckup as Borkup which would not be a happy thing.

Otherwise, yippee, we're getting closer to a stable v 2 of this fantastic app.

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Living Room / Re: I read an eReader
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:26 AM »
Hi Renegade : I got the Kobo Glo - not too locked-down like some are - good specs and much used here in Frenchland - apparently Kobo has 50% "market share" which is saying something (about market shares) .

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Living Room / I read an eReader
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:12 AM »
I haven't been around here much lately, well I've been lurking, or should I say, loitering with intent, conscientiously skirting the most delicate current discussions into which I wouldn't let myself drag me screaming, let alone allow anyone else to, because I finally got round to girding up my loins and for the First Time venture out into the Perilous Land of Ereaders.

And I'm loving it, spending hours setting up calibre, downloading old favourites and discovering new ones, going through the forums (on one well-known forum there are vast possibilities for bored programmers who could try their hand on the firmware ... hint, hint) and ... reading - I can't say whether it's just the novelty of the thing but I'm reading much, much more than I had been in recent months.

I had hesitated for a long time over taking the plunge - listening to all the arguments, the pro's and con's, - but now I'm convinced and converted  ;D


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Living Room / Re: putting politics before lives ...
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:22 AM »
I agree with both of you but what I found odd - and amusing - is this : "Mrs May told The Sun ...".
Now in case you don't know it The Sun is a tabloid paper belonging to News International who were recently, and still are, accused of phone-tapping, hacking and so on (and worse)  in the UK.
Perhaps they are experts ?

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Living Room / putting politics before lives ...
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:35 AM »
UK Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that those opposing plans to let police monitor all internet use are "putting politics before people's lives".

The draft Communications Data Bill would mean internet providers having to retain records of all their customers' online activity for 12 months.

Mrs May told The Sun the powers would help police tackle serious organised crime, paedophiles, and terrorists.

Source


- Does anyone see anything odd in that extract ? I do, do you ?


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Living Room / Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:41 PM »
Here's a screenshot :Screenshot - 21.11.jpg




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General Software Discussion / Re: trying chrome
« on: November 21, 2012, 11:34 AM »
Plus, when you upgrade to Firefox 17 you get the cool new Facebook toolbar.

:wallbash:
That piece of news made me drop my jaw, and pissed me off quite a lot. This should NOT be placed in the core browser! Fortunately, it doesn't disappear by default, nor after visiting facebook (dunno if the feature is not ready yet, or if Ghostery or something else disables it?)

SHAME on you, Mozilla, SHAME on you.

hear, hear.

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Living Room / Re: This is one really neat extension ...
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:17 AM »
Yes, sorry ...

It installs smallish arrow-buttons in a vertical row on the right of your browser window which, when you simply pass the mouse cursor over, can take you respectively either to top_of_page, scroll-up, scroll-down, previous page, next page, bottom_of_page - then there is the option for other (smallish-) arrow-buttons that appear at each link and when you simply pass the mouse cursor over them, take you to where that link points.
There are two or three others that go to previous_tab, next_tab and close_tab.
Plus various options of transparency, time lag etc.

So what it comes down to is no more clicking etc., just pass the mouse cursor gracefully over a (smallish-) arrow-button and off you go.

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Living Room / This is one really neat extension ...
« on: November 21, 2012, 08:40 AM »
... for IRON, Chromium or chrome.

Are you fed up with clicking, scrolling, getting finger-fatigue from that button in the middle ... :-[

then try this.

It takes a bit of getting used to, then you wonder how you did without it .

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Living Room / Re: Mysteries
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:09 AM »
OK, so it goes like this:
 (see attachment in previous post)

No problem, because Wall Street. ;D

I really had to think about this one for a while :up:

Yes, it took me a while too ...  :P

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Living Room / Re: Mysteries
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:22 AM »
For a moment, I thought you were going to spin off from the secret society thread with freaky mysteries like pyramids and UFOs or something. :D
Erm ... well that was my hidden intention (how did you guess ?).

renegade - I was joking  ;D

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Living Room / Re: Mysteries
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:03 AM »
When you look at yourself in a mirror the objects you see reflected are inverted in the horizontal plane - why not in the vertical plane ?

Everything you see is already inverted vertically by the optics of the human eye. It's then uprighted in/by the brain.

You see, all this time we've actually been standing on the celing, because we really live inside the earth and "outerspace" is underground.

That's true, at least some of it seems to be, but to get back to the premise ... set up a camera in front of a mirror, take a shot and look at the pic - inverted or what ?

All I'm getting at is that things do not exist the way they appear - and it can be fun ...

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Living Room / Re: Mysteries
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:49 AM »
  • Candidate A wins an election with 51% while candidate B gets 49% - it looks as though candidate A won by 2% (51 - 49) but then just take that 1% from candidate A's 51% and give it to candidate B : and they both have 50%

How is that a mystery?

Win = more than the other guy
Draw = equal second place
Lose = less than the winner

Who cares what the numbers are  ;)

I think the "mystery" there is different than what you're thinking, and that it relies on how muddled most people's thoughts are. e.g.

1) The difference is "2"
2) Transfer 1
3) Now the difference is 0
4) Oh, wow. Magic! :P



You got it Renegade. One shouldn't be too rational about these things  ;)

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