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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 12, 2020, 10:53 PM »
Powdered coffee creamer is another fine example of getting a really violent reaction.

Here is a Mythbuster's video about that: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=yRw4ZRqmxOc

Tangent:

I kept waiting for the Mythbusters to show up. I thought it was just some interns introducing the "myth" to the audience and that the real Mythbusters would come out and set off the explosion and explain what happened and why. Then I got through the whole thing and they never showed up and I was really confused.

Then I realized it has been a long time since I've seen Mythbusters and they must have replaced the cast. :(

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Additionally, it doesn't seem to support many free/open formats (OGG, FLAC) out of the box. But it does support the proprietary MP3 format. Strange.

I discovered yesterday that the last patent(s) for MP3 expired in 2017. So I suppose that may explain why MP3 is now supported out of the box.

Deo, it needs bass.dll for more format support.  Download this: https://www.un4seen..../download.php?bass24 and put bass.dll in the same folder as 1by1.exe.  Restart 1by1 and you should have much better luck.

@Deo, also, if you need support for more formats, you can grab them at the Un4Seen website: https://www.un4seen.com/   (scroll down to the AddOns section).

Thanks! As I said earlier, I was up against a deadline (which was yesterday) so I didn't have time to fully investigate anything. Now that I can relax a bit and fully look into things, I'll give 1by1 another shot.

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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: December 12, 2020, 09:57 PM »
BTW, the Pi Case 40 is available on Amazon with 1* reviews because of the reversed GPIO.
Still, doesn't bother me [...]

I'd have to say I agree with the reviewers. Why make a big deal about redirecting the GPIO to enable access and then screw it up by making it non-standard? I'm also really confused about why a big company like Cooler Master would need a Kickstarter to fundraise a project like this. :huh:

That said, I also agree with you. I've never used the GPIO on any of my little RPi-like devices, so I wouldn't personally be bothered by the issue. It looks like a nice case other than that one (potentially dealbreaking) design flaw. If I were buying another RPi4 today, I might consider getting that case to go with it. :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: December 11, 2020, 11:03 PM »
That Cooler Master case looks very nice! I think I'd like something like that, if I didn't already have a case for my RPi4 8GB model I purchased a few months ago. Speaking of...

the heatsink cases on my RasPi 4B's.

You mean like this?

Pimoroni Heatsink Case RPi4 - Zircon Blue.png

I got the above heatsink case to go with my Pi. I'm normally very utilitarian and don't care too much about how things look and just go for black, but I really like the colorful options this case comes in.

My only complaint about it is that it doesn't quite fully encase the board. Which, in practice, means that the microSD card is poking out a few millimeters, exposed to damage from bumps or drops. On the other hand, this also makes it a bit easier to get in and out. But on the other other hand, my device isn't really going anywhere (so I'm unlikely to bump or drop it) and I'm not doing anything with it that requires frequent removal/reinsertion of the microSD card.

Also, even though I don't power it on and off very often now that it's all set up and doing what I got it to do, I've found it indispensable to have some kind of power switch for the Pi for those times when you are setting it up and having to frequently turn it off and on again. I've always gone with a switch on the power cable rather than a switch on the case. Something like this:

Vilros RPi4 5.1V 3A USA Power Switch.png

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N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 : Battery Icons - Released
« on: December 10, 2020, 03:53 PM »
Google says:
Sorry, this file is infected with a virus
Only the owner is allowed to download infected files.

I can confirm. Same behavior for me. :(

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Thanks for the suggestions so far! Keep 'em coming!

Reaper has a Media Explorer. It's enough for most users, though some don't like way it looks/works.

The standalone version of Daminion (Digital Asset Manager), is still free, (AFAIK), with the restriction of 15000 items per catalogue, (you can have multiple catalogues).

These look promising, especially Daminion. I've downloaded them with the intent of checking them out later. But I've got a deadline to meet so I don't feel I have time to really look into these relatively complex potential solutions at the moment. But it's on my to-do list after the next few days. Thanks!

A freeware program named "1by1" might be worth a look:
https://mpesch3.de/1by1.html

This one looked small and simple enough that I gave it a try.

It appears to just be an audio player from the website. And it does not work for my needs.

It doesn't appear to list .wav files, which a large portion of my audio collection is comprised of. Additionally, it doesn't seem to support many free/open formats (OGG, FLAC) out of the box. But it does support the proprietary MP3 format. Strange. Usually it's the other way around. Despite this, I did have some .mp3 files in my library that I attempted to test out, but the app just crashed every time I tried to play a file. :down:

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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 10, 2020, 02:04 AM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)
Fixed that for you.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
-cranioscopical (December 09, 2020, 10:11 AM)

won't that just leave him with a bunch of asholes?

After the fiery response he's gotten in this thread, I'm sure he feels he already has enough of those in his life. :(

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Hi all,

I've gathered a bit of a sound library which has grown so large over the years that it makes it hard to know what I have, and where. I'd like some software that can help me quickly browse and preview the sound files. Bonus points if it can help me organize (and tag?) the files as well.

When I say "sound library" I don't mean music for personal enjoyment. I mean sound effects, jingles, voice tracks, or audio tracks for video games (or just videos, I suppose).

Surely people who do video editing for a living have some software that helps manage sound libraries. Any suggestions out there for what I can use?

Compatibility with Windows is needed. Preferably free/open source, but I'm open to affordable paid options if you have experience with them and feel they're worth it. This is mostly for hobby stuff, so expensive professional software is probably not feasible for my use case.

Thanks in advance.

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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 08, 2020, 06:14 PM »
if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being
Light just one match and it will be moot soot.
-cranioscopical (December 08, 2020, 06:01 PM)

Fixed that for you.

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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 07, 2020, 08:30 PM »
Oh sorry, did I forget to mention that upon walking into a room smelling of eucalypt the first words she will say are, "What have you done?"

if she hasn't noticed the smell of the thinners, then he's probably safe enough (at least for the time being  ;D ;D ;D)

One of the possible symptoms of the coronavirus is a loss of smell (and consequently, taste). So if she can't smell it, he's got other things to worry about.

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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 06, 2020, 11:49 PM »
In Soviet Russia, carpet gets melted rubber out of you!

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Living Room / Re: How do you get melted rubber out of carpeting???
« on: December 06, 2020, 11:35 AM »
This is a guess from my part, but I've had good luck getting goo off of things with Goo Gone. Though, I'm not sure whether or not that will eat through your carpet. So be sure to read the label.

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Congrats on your successful NANY entry!

If you could edit your post to follow the NANY template, that would be great:

NANY Template.png

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More weirdness:

PBOL SIlly Rounding.png

Here are my settings:

PBOL Item Details.png

PBOL Appearance Bars.png

Do a search in the WordTest.txt for things that don't make sense, such as "24 hours" or "60 minutes" and you will see plenty of results:
534 matches for "24 hours"
102 matches for "60 minutes"

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I contacted Windscribe support about my account. It turns out that unsubscribing from their promotional emails will downgrade your account to the 2 GB plan. It has been long enough since I last used Windscribe that I can't remember if I knew that would happen when I made the decision to unsubscribe. It's plausible that at that point in time I thought I'd never use the service again and therefore I was okay with the idea of my account going back to the 2 GB plan.

They said they reverted the change to my account, so now it shows that I'm back on the 60 GB plan. But I'm not sure if that means I've been subscribed to their promotional emails again or not. 8)

With that additional information and context, I hereby revoke my proclamation about Windscribe's suckiness. :D

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I just upgraded my 50 GB/mo plan to the 60 GB/mo plan with this code. :Thmbsup:

I haven't used Windscribe in a while, but I just logged into my account and saw that somehow my 60 GB/mo plan is now a 2 GB/mo plan. :down:

It tells me I can get a 10 GB plan by verifying my email address, but (1) I'm pretty sure I did that a long time ago, and (2) there's nothing I can find in my account to allow me to do that.

For these reasons I must say that Windscribe sucks. >:(

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General Software Discussion / Re: ZeroTier - a Global Area Network
« on: November 30, 2020, 02:55 PM »
This looks really useful! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. :Thmbsup:

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N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: Only 8 Weeks To Go!
« on: November 30, 2020, 02:18 PM »
First one is URLister.

Please make a new post for each of your NANY entries here in the NANY 2021 section of the forum, using the NANY template text (pictured below). This will make them easier to find and also help to make sure they are included in the NANY wrap up, newsletter, etc. :Thmbsup:

NANY Template.png

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Living Room / Re: Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving 2020
« on: November 26, 2020, 06:18 PM »
DonationCoder and its community is one of the best places to be online. I'm thankful that mouser created and shaped it into what it is today. I'm thankful that my friend allen told me about this place, otherwise I may never have found out about it. I'm thankful for all the wonderful people I've met and interacted with over the past ~15 years that this site has been a part of my life.

:-*

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: November 21, 2020, 02:19 PM »
You have to install the MicroG first before it will let you install the video/music apps.
This, and had to give the Vanced Manager app permission to install in settings for apps :-[

When I tried to install from the app it prompted me to grant permission, so I didn't think about specifying that step. :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: November 21, 2020, 01:44 AM »
have you tried it?

Yes, I have. Also non-root. It worked for me. On multiple devices.

Vanced Manager.png

You have to install the MicroG first before it will let you install the video/music apps.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:11 PM »
A new spammer account just tried to post about a fake version of this, which was probably filled with malware, so I figured I'd go on record with the real version, which I just learned about this past week:

YouTube Vanced
YouTube Vanced is the stock Android YouTube app, but better! Includes adblocking, true amoled dark mode and a lot more.

  • Features the option of an amoled black theme to reduce eye and battery strain.
  • Blocks All videos ads and allows you to play videos in the background or in Picture in Picture (only on android 8.0 and up)
  • Swipe controls allow you to control brightness and volume like how it is in other video player apps such as VLC or MX Player (with configurable padding).
  • New auto repeat feature allowing you to enjoy videos like tiktoks/vines or simply continue playing a song on loop.
  • Not liking the new comments section or miniplayer? Those also can be toggled to the tablet versions which are very similar to the old version (albeit slightly buggy).

If you're wondering about the name, it's "YouTube AdVanced" i.e., without the ads.

It includes even more features, such as options to skip sponsored segments (where the YouTuber talks about some sponsor), skip self-promotional segments (where the YouTuber tells you to like, subscribe, become a patron, etc.), or even skip intro/outro segments.

The problem is that the official version doesn't appear to be on the Play Store, but there are a slew of copycats available that most likely contain spy/adware if not outright malware. So get it here:

https://vancedapp.com/
https://github.com/Y...ncedManager/releases

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Here's my thought process when I saw this:

Better stock up on a few Raspberry Pi 400 devices

What's this? Probably a typo and meant Raspberry Pi 4. Huh? The link includes "400" in the URL? What is this? *click*

It’s a Raspberry Pi. It’s a keyboard. It’s a Raspberry Pi designed into a keyboard.

RPi400.webp

Raspberry Pi 400 incorporates a purpose-built board based on Raspberry Pi 4. Featuring the same powerful processor, Raspberry Pi 400 has specially designed thermals to keep your computer cool and silent while you’re hard at work.

The GPIO pins remain accessible, so if you want to explore beyond the desktop, you can connect components and prototype your projects.

What?! Wow! I want one!

Raspberry Pi 400 is your complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard. Featuring a quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output, and 4K video playback, as well as a 40-pin GPIO header, it's the most powerful and easy-to-use Raspberry Pi computer yet. Raspberry Pi 400 is also available as part of a complete kit including a mouse, power supply, preloaded SD card, and more.

I just wish it came in the 8GB RAM variant. . .

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It seems Apple is surreptitiously undermining their users' privacy in a hidden "rules for thee but not for me" whitelist of their own apps on macOS Big Sur.

The new macOS release, Big Sur, has made headlines due to Apple’s decision to place 56 of its own apps, including FaceTime, Apple Maps, and Apple Music Library, on an undocumented, unannounced “exclusion list.” This means these apps can bypass firewalls and, potentially, VPNs that function on a per-app basis without the users’ knowledge or consent, undermining macOS devices’ security and privacy.



Apple Big Sur Tweet.png



from https://protonvpn.co...-sur-exclusion-list/

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