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DC Gamer Club / Re: Game Giveaway
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:15 AM »
I've got a Steam key for One Deck Dungeon that I'm willing to give away to any long-time DC member who is interested.

It seems to be based on a board (card/dice) game. I have no interest in it.

That's funny, because the latest version of Edge is based on Chrome (or Chromium) these days. :huh:

By the way, I believe that if you open your downloads window/tab with Ctrl-J you can restore the "disappeared" files. I ran into that problem a few years ago and eventually figured out how to get the files back.

General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: September 13, 2020, 10:43 PM »
The tiny, shriveled, severely atrophied hopeful person in me would suggest that you try to provide your feedback with the developer and perhaps they'll take the information into account and shape the beta in such a way as to restore one-handedness to the app.

Living Room / Re: Ideas for "Knowledge Snacks" Marathon
« on: September 12, 2020, 02:00 PM »
Something that probably has the potential to be very popular to share on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest would be GIFs of various DIY crafts or recipes that only need 3-5 materials/ingredients. A couple possible examples might be "how to make your own spice rack with baby food jars," or "quick and easy microwave brownies" (or other dessert).

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:21 PM »
DOH! New tablet also: Alldocube iPlay 20 - For just over US$115 it's a terrific tablet, (previously had an Amazon FireHD8) - a review.

Other than that: Octocore Unisoc, Android 10, 1920x1200 10.1" IPS w/ Gorilla Glass, GPS/Beidou, 4GB RAM + 64GB Flash, up to 512GB uSD, USB-C, Dual SIM 4G LTE (inc. B28 & VoLTE) ... biggest phone I've ever owned ;D

That looks pretty nice for the price. I've been wanting a newer tablet for a couple of years now. I'm still using my Nexus 7 (2013), but it's barely hanging on to life these days. It's super slow, stuck on Android 6, background apps (including the home screen) don't often survive swapping back and forth between another app (probably because it closes background apps to free up RAM), and it no longer charges reliably through the USB cable. The only saving grace that has allowed me to continue using it this long is that it supports wireless charging. I've come to rely on wireless charging so much that I'm disappointed that nearly 10 years after the release of the Nexus 7 it's not a much more ubiquitous feature in modern Android devices.

Does the iPlay 20 support wireless charging?

Post New Requests Here / Re: User Filter for Google Search Results
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:37 PM »
I figure non-corporate sites are not going to draw from a single domain.

I think the confusion is understandable, as the above quoted text can be re-written without two negatives to read "I figure non-corporate sites are going to draw from multiple domains."

That said, I suppose it's pretty clear at this point what mraeryceos desires:

I am looking for sites that only use one domain.

Whether these sites are "corporate" or not is immaterial to the request, and IMO that nomenclature isn't helping the discussion. That said, I think 4wd got it (mostly) right the first time and offered an adequate response with good suggestions. It may be possible to use some kind of a blocker such as uMatrix to block any attempts a site makes to connect to 3rd party sites. But it doesn't seem feasible to filter search results, especially Google search results, to list only sites that don't attempt to connect to or load from 3rd party sites. You'd have to load each page in the search results to see if they connect to anything else. And possibly go through thousands upon thousands of them before you got even one page of results that met that criteria.

At that point you might as well be making an internet archive. In fact, that may be another alternative. Use a site like to archive any page you want to visit. It will archive the content on its own servers and serve a static page.

General Software Discussion / Re: Dissenter Browser
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:05 AM »
I guess I don't see what's political about the inalienable right called free speech, or technology/software that enables it. Sure, you can use your speech in a political way, but speech itself is not inherently political. So far, your posts and my responses to them are the only ones mentioning politics. What's the term for when someone creates the very situation they were trying to avoid? :D

I agree that Gab and the Dissenter extension are controversial topics. But I think the folks on this forum can manage to talk about a web browser with a built-in comment section without making it political. At least I hope so. . .

Living Room / Re: Asus Zenphone
« on: September 01, 2020, 11:38 PM »
The ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro Review - The Triple Flip-Camera

What does this have to do with Windows 10?

General Software Discussion / Re: Dissenter Browser
« on: September 01, 2020, 11:35 PM »
I don't see how it's any more political than, say, Brave. It's just a privacy and free-speech focused browser. In fact, I believe the Dissenter browser is a fork of Brave with the dissenter extension (comments on every page) built in.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Factorio - Automate All the Things!
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:40 AM »
Not sure if you actually wanted to see me specifically play

Yes, I wanted to watch fellow DCers playing actual games  :Thmbsup:

In that case, I suggest you watch this playlist instead:

It's all the same videos, but I increased the volume in them all because for some reason it was almost inaudibly low in the original videos.

When you talk to yourself, do you get an intelligent answer?

I know someone who has a plaque on their wall that says something to the effect of: "Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!"

Non-Windows Software / Re: Random Android apps getting installed
« on: August 30, 2020, 10:07 AM »
Hopefully this is the end of random apps showing up on this device, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for further misbehavior.

As a follow up, I haven't seen any new random apps being installed since making sure the Mobile Services Manager was disabled. :Thmbsup:

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2021: RaptureReplica by KodeZwerg
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:55 AM »
Looks interesting. I suggest you correct the spelling of "Rapture" otherwise the title is going to get the wrong kind of attention. :Thmbsup:

And also near the top of the first post could use a short description of what it is used for, so you don't have to go hunt down the original thread to find out what it is.

It's a very nice idea, but did you guys have any luck testing it on real hardware? I didn't :/
-ConstanceJill (August 24, 2020, 11:28 AM)

Yes. I've already used it on a really old 8GB thumb drive and booted into a Linux Mint ISO a couple of times from it.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: August 24, 2020, 10:55 AM »

Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread
« on: August 22, 2020, 02:10 AM »
The Doors:

And here I was worried that I was getting old and didn't know the reference to a new popular song. ;D

Thanks for enlightening me, and making me feel young again. :Thmbsup:

To be honest, Panzer saves me time looking for software that peeks my interest. Whether Panzer uses this software is of much lesser concern to me.

Viewing the suggestions and (if interested) the links is enough for me.
-cranioscopical (August 21, 2020, 05:30 PM)

Okay. I don't want to be the one bad apple who spoils it for the rest of the bunch.

This thread seemed dominated by post after post by panzer with almost no feedback from other forum members so I assumed nobody was finding panzer's posts useful or desirable.

An aside: It would be nice if posts had a +1, thumbs up, or "like" feature, so that people who appreciate what others share but don't have anything to add to the conversation could signal their approval/appreciation.

Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread
« on: August 21, 2020, 02:25 PM »
Too Cute!

I get that it's an "otter slide" ("other side") but what are the words referring to? A song?

I just discovered Ventoy, which is free, open source (GPL 3.0) software you install on a USB drive to make it bootable. What makes it special is that it also acts like a normal USB storage drive, and you can just copy any multitude of ISOs onto it. When you boot it up it shows a menu where you can choose which ISO to finish booting into. It's like a bootloader for ISOs.

In other words, you can place your bootable Linux ISOs, Windows installation ISOs, etc., all on a single USB drive (assuming it has space for all of them) with no need to reformat or reflash the drive each time you want to change or update ISOs!

Here's a video showing it off:

Main website:
Github repo:

I think the point of this thread is to share less-known software that you personally use and recommend.

What's the use in sharing a bunch of links endorsing software you don't use while repeating their claims as if they were your own?

Easier to use and more secure than any VPN:

Can you back up this statement with proof? Do you use this VPN?

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: August 18, 2020, 11:29 PM »
For contrast, I've been using the 2004 update for a month or so and haven't had problems with it.

Sorry to those who are having problems. :(

Non-Windows Software / Re: Random Android apps getting installed
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:33 PM »
If it's Verizon branded, does this help?

Actually, even if it isn't Verizon branded, you can try disabling the Mobile Services Manager.

Yes, it is Verizon branded. I see I have Mobile Services Manager disabled already, but I can't remember if I disabled it before or after the last time I had random apps show up.

Thanks for the information. :Thmbsup: Hopefully this is the end of random apps showing up on this device, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for further misbehavior.

Non-Windows Software / Re: Random Android apps getting installed
« on: August 17, 2020, 06:27 PM »
Is one of the apps that you do have installed installing them? 

I've gone through all the apps and uninstalled or disabled everything I can that I didn't specifically ask to install or don't use. I'm certain it's nothing that I've put on the device because I've used all these same apps on other Android devices and don't get mystery installs happening on those devices.

I'm just unsure if it's some built-in Motorola software/OS customization that the vendor has hidden from me or if it's a rootkit/malware.

Actually, in either case, this behavior should be considered malware even if it was intentionally put there by the device manufacturer.

I suppose I may have to just manually download and flash the official ROM or some custom firmware to eliminate a potential rootkit.

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