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I've been watching a lot of LockPickingLawyer's videos on picking various locks. But today's video was a doozy!


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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: March 30, 2021, 10:54 AM »
XIII is free on GOG for the next 2 days.


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I have a similar issue with trying to quit the program. The static/snow effect is really strange and distracting. That wouldn't be much of a problem if the option to disable quit confirmation dialog worked.
That I have not understand. You mean, on your system the quit dialog dont work?
Sorry for the static, I was just playing around with code ;)

I meant that the option to "Don't show this Dialog again" is disabled. :Thmbsup:

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I finally decided I had some time to test this out and give some feedback. I realize now that Advanced Properties is probably not for me because I have no idea what most of the information it shows me means. :-[ But I do have a little bit of feedback on the aesthetics.

I really don't like the transparency effects. I feel I can't even concentrate on trying to figure out and use the app itself because I am too distracted by the transparency. I see that there's an option to disable the effects, but none of the options are enabled. Is it supposed to be that way?

AdvProp - Options.png

I also noticed that the Options window is "always on top" of other applications, even though the main AdvProp window can be hidden behind other windows.

I have a similar issue with trying to quit the program. The static/snow effect is really strange and distracting. That wouldn't be much of a problem if the option to disable quit confirmation dialog worked.

Advanced Properties by KodeZwerg.png

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Not so important, but fwiw, there is a huge difference between e.g. a painting, and a reproduction photo/print of that painting.

Well, sure. Maybe. I mean, if I actually owned an original, historical artifact (such as the Mona Lisa), I would treat it very differently than I would a reproduction. My point was that, some people can approach the idea of "obtaining art" from a point of view where the difference between an original and a reproduction isn't so significant, while obviously the difference is very significant to others.

In other words, I'm more of a "function over form" kind of person. And to me the function of art is to hang it on the wall (or whatever) and for it to look aesthetically pleasing (or whatever). In my mind, the reproduction photo/print can do that just as well as the original. In fact, to me, having a reproduction would be vastly superior to owning the original! I wouldn't have to worry about (1) the huge upfront cost of purchasing the original, (2) insurance payments to cover potential theft, damage, or loss, (3) security costs to protect it from said potential theft, damage, or loss, (4) ongoing maintenance costs to protect/restore it from natural degradation, or (5) more generally, the huge amount of stress about the responsibility of being the caretaker of such an important piece of humanity's history. What if it was irreparably damaged or destroyed while in my care? 😬

I can buy a $15 poster, hang it on the wall, and if in 10 years the image has faded due to UV exposure or if it falls off the wall and gets damaged during an earthquake, who cares? I can just buy another $15 replacement. But again, that's how I prioritize the purpose and value of art. And that's why I would likely never spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of art. But all that said, I think it is perfectly reasonable and sensible for other people to have different priorities and to place much more value on owning original artwork over reproductions for various reasons.

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