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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: July 18, 2020, 08:21 AM »
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is free for the next ~24 hours:

Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:57 AM »
Do any notifications work for you? From anything? If not, make sure you don't have Focus Assist enabled, as that will also disable notifications.

I manually toggled it on near the beginning of the year (thinking it would automatically disable after my configured "quiet hours" ended) and forgot about it for months before realizing why I hadn't been seeing any notifications at all on my system during that time. :-[

I just remembered this was a problem and can verify it is fixed. Not sure how long ago you fixed it, but thanks for doing so!

Brave Browser Fork Makes a ‘Bold’ Move Citing Legal Pressure; another potential fork incoming:

In summary: The Brave fork created last month is changing its name from "Braver" to "Bold" and in the future will be based off Chromium rather than Brave.

In other words, the Brave fork won't be a Brave fork much longer.

I learned about it from Brave, and not from an ad but within the browser when I was checking my BAT settings, so I don't know.

Looking into it further, seems to be a 3rd party white-label gift card/rewards service. So perhaps Brave have started using that service as you suggested. I haven't seen any mention of it in my version of the browser, and again, no mention of it on their blog that I saw.

They've also released a way to convert BAT into gift certs.

That's not officially affiliated with Brave as far as I can tell.

Then they'll do as in China and oblige all info to be handed over to the FED, NSA, DHS...  :huh:

I understand your cynicism in this regard, but FYI here's their claim on how they handle the data:

Brave Together is a private video conference tool that you can use to call with your friends and colleagues. Nothing that you say or type in the service is logged or saved. See data processing detail.

Note: Your IP address is available to your Internet provider. If your Internet provider requires the use of a TURN server, then your IP address will also be available to a company called 8×8, which operates the TURN server. The content of your call is encrypted between your browser and the Brave server, so your audio and video stay private from intermediaries.

To avoid scams: For the avoidance of phishing attacks, note that we at Brave never contact Brave Browser users in a Together call.

I'm not sure when this happened, since I see no mention of it on their blog, but Brave has launched private, encrypted video chat (similar to Zoom or Meet):

In PHP you can use the mail function:

Code: PHP [Select]
  1. mail("[email protected]", $subject, $message);

If you need more control you can also manually set the email headers. More details here: https://www.w3school...p/func_mail_mail.asp

In the year 2026...

Apple: Our new iPhone costs only $300 and the battery lasts 30 days!

Consumers: Wow! Amazing!

Apple: It also can't be recharged. That's right, we're so courageous.

Living Room / Re: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:34 PM »
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. :Thmbsup:

When I right-click an emoji and click "Inspect" to view the page source, they are using HTTP and not HTTPS.

I'm not really concerned about the site being actually insecure and leaking important details. I just figured I should bring this up so mouser can fix it. Thanks for pinpointing the problem. Should make it really easy for mouser to fix.

* Deozaan cracks the whip at mouser. ;D

I've noticed lately that Brave (Chrome) is telling me the site is "Not Secure" when I'm viewing any posts/threads on the site.

DonationCoder - Not Secure.png

It seems that maybe some content is being loaded without HTTPS on thread pages?

EDIT: I'm mentioning this more in response to mouser's recent-ish attempts to force HTTPS site-wide than an actual concern about the "security" of my connection/data on the site.

Perhaps you could make symlinks or junctions into your Google Drive or OneDrive folders for automatic cloud sync. It may not work. I tried something similar with Dropbox many years ago when it was still fairly new and it didn't work as expected. But maybe things have changed or improved since then.

Living Room / Re: Flash Game of the Week: Bloons Tower Defense 5
« on: June 29, 2020, 11:57 AM »
Wow. I got Bloons TD5 from a Humble Bundle years ago but never really got into it. Though I do remember playing some of the earlier Bloons Flash games. But I haven't really kept up with the series since. It looks like the developers have been busy.

Bloons TD5 is $1 with $13 of DLC (skins that don't affect gameplay).
Bloons TD6 is $1 with $29 of IAP (boosts that make the game faster/easier, i.e. Pay-to-Win).

There are also three Free-to-Play (aka Pay-to-Win) Bloons games on Steam: Bloons Monkey City, Bloons TD Battles, and Bloons Adventure Time TD.

I just came across and watched this nearly 2 hour review of Breath of the Wild by Joseph Anderson. I think it does a great job of explaining the strengths of BotW that I loved, and also of detailing the many weaknesses that caused me to feel dissatisfied with it as a Zelda game. Though I don't agree with--or at least don't feel as strongly as he did about--every one of his complaints, I think he hit every major point that I would have made if I were to go into more detail than I did in this thread about my thoughts and feelings on the game and its mechanics.

Breath of the Wild - Not Enough Zelda

I think I'm going to check out more of his content soon. :Thmbsup:

Along with Designer (now @ full price of 55€) you get "Fine Liner Brushes by The Artifex Forge --
over 50 vector Fine Liner brushes, plus 10 Fine Liner textures."

Where can I find more information about this? Is it for new purchases only? Or is this free for anyone who owns Designer (even if purchased years ago)?

I [...] can't afford a giant drive.

* Deozaan eyes the 6TB drive suspiciously.

Kids these days... :P

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:20 AM »
How do you press 1 for English?

No sé.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:30 PM »
Hitman: Absolution is free on GOG for the next ~3 days.

New e-reader Paper display with fast refresh?

Or not?

Update: An earlier version of this article referred to the Hisense Q5 as a tablet with an E Ink display, but it appears this tablet’s grayscale display may actually be a reflective LCD screen. This could give it a faster screen refresh rate while still enabling high outdoor visibility without a backlight. But it may not feature the high contract and lower power consumption associated with E Ink displays.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Free Game on Humble Store
« on: June 11, 2020, 01:23 PM »
Snake Pass is free on Humble for the next ~3 days


After further research, my understanding is that it was an intentional feature, but possibly with unintended consequences due to still thinking from a Firefox mindset where the address bar and the search bar are (or were?) two separate things. That is, they think it's OK to suggest/change things that are search queries, but since Chrome-based browsers have a single omnibar, this thinking came back to bite them and resulted in typed-in URLs getting changed. They don't think it's OK to change typed-in URLs and are fixing that.

And one more, for completeness:

Here's what happens when I try to search from the address bar for "bitcoin"

Brave Bitcoin Search Autocomplete.png

If I press enter, I am taken to a DuckDuckGo search page, which doesn't link to Binance on the first page of results. If I instead search for "bitcoin binance" the top result is Binance with several links to various Binance pages, none of which include the referral ID.

I get similar results with other crypto-related terms, such as "ltc" or "litecoin" in the address bar.

So again, there is no link hijacking going on. It seems like the only way to accidentally use a referral link is if you type the full URL in the address bar and have never been to the website before, and press enter without looking at the auto-complete. In other words, it seems the only people who are likely to accidentally use the referral links are the small percentage of people who already know exactly what they're looking for (and would therefore type in the full URL manually, rather than doing a search and clicking a search result) but don't already have that site in their browsing history.

And even though I can't tell if it was an unintentional bug or just a bad decision, they've admitted that revising typed-in domains was a mistake that will not happen in the future even with the feature enabled.

"We will never revise typed in domains again, I promise" - Brendan Eich

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