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Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: January 18, 2022, 10:33 PM »
I read somewhere that the best word to start with is "roate" because it eliminates more options than any other word.

or quote or quite or audio or or or

Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: January 18, 2022, 04:03 PM »
Have you had a different experience?

short answer, no  8)

Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: January 17, 2022, 07:13 PM »
What clues? I mean, there are cues from where you place the letters, but no clues about the final word, are there? Or did I just miss something?

that's what I was referring to.  I usually get as many vowels in play as possible up front (that's 2 attempts), then its a case of working out what words I can see from the remaining letters and any confirmed vowels.  Sometimes I throw in a word I know is wrong just to rule out some letters, depends how stuck I am (eg 1 known vowel in an unknown position doesn't give you much to work with...)

Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:01 PM »
Well, there's Letterle as well, pretty much making Wordle obsolete.

doesn't seem like much of an alternative to me, just enter letters until you 'guess' the 'right one'....

Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:26 PM »
I miss days a lot. I still don't see how anyone gets it in the first 3 guesses without any other clues.

depends on the clues...I got it in 3 yesterday, but lately I've needed all 6 a couple of times

alisdair Beckett-King

Living Room / Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« on: November 25, 2021, 03:18 PM »
anyone get todays word?  I've got the last 4 letters but none of the remaining combinations are actually words...

EDIT: worked it out
I hadn't realized I could use letters twice

General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi - add buttons to panel?
« on: November 24, 2021, 03:32 PM »
Speaking of Firefox, I just wasted 90 minutes because they remotely disabled my speed dial.  I swear browsers waste more time just making decisions for you than anything other than Windows.  It drives me nuts.  If only there was a standardized dial so we could select all in one browser and paste into another it would be so cool.  But it has the advantage of keeping me from doing something productive I suppose.   8)

dunno if you saw this or not, or if it relates to the speed dial xtn you use, but I ran across this 'explanation' this morning ...

what you want seems to be something like HTTrack, though that will only give you a local copy of the website.

FWIW I'd hazard a guess that the site is structured this way to prevent users from doing what you seem to want (for obvious reasons...)

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: November 14, 2021, 03:35 PM »
Tom Petty - Somewhere you Feel Free, the making of wildflowers

be useful to know just what you want to display.

If all you want is a simple list of what's installed/installing look up tooltip in the AHK helpfile

attached is an example of what this would look like

Living Room / Re: playstore downloads
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:22 PM »
The size reported in pending updates is the approx. download size, when it's downloading it shows the installation size as well as the amount that it's downloading, (which will be equivalent to the pre-update size reported), see below for an example:


I guess there could be a reason for that but I can't see it.  I suppose it's in keeping with the mindset that since everyone now has access to endless low cost hi-speed internet it doesn't matter cos no one needs to pay attention to those numbers...

Living Room / Re: playstore downloads
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:15 PM »
yep get all that, but I'm not altogether sure thats the issue here

when I go to the updates page on playstore, it lists all the apps that have updates pending AND a 'size' for each one (one I did last nite was 60Mb)

However, when you 'update' you get the usual download graphic with a progress bar, in this case it was n% of 190Mb

Now it's safe to say that its some time since I went to school and a lot of things have changed a lot, but I'm pretty sure that no matter how you cut it 60 will never equal 190

Could be they're reporting different things, but that would just be misleading and something I'm sure google can't be accused of...

Living Room / playstore downloads
« on: September 21, 2021, 05:43 PM »
anyone know what the go is with playstore download sizes?

I'm finding that the listed update sizes do not correspond to the actual download sizes (assuming I can believe those values are correct as well...)

Typically I'm finding that the actual download size is typically 2 or 3 times what's shown before you press the update button

Could be I'm just old and cranky, but I manage my data use pretty carefully (its expensive!) and this seems like a pretty gross misrepresentation

General Software Discussion / Re: Free MKV video repair files
« on: September 08, 2021, 04:25 AM »
I need a clever software able to minimize the errors and give the best vision.

FWIW I don't think you're going to find a magic pill to 'fix' the 'errors' (how would said app know what was an error without something to reference against, like the original files  :huh:)

My experience parallels what shades said, ie rip the disc to your HDD regardless of the format, then convert it using the software of choice (YMMV but I use DVD Smith Movie Backup to rip to HDD, then X Media Recode to transcode).  Sure it might take some time, but if the end goal is to have a local copy in a readable format then that;s the price you have to pay

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:29 PM »
I've been looking at getting a Shadow for a while.

not sure I understand the model - seems like you need a computer in order to end with...well...a computer...

Never been a fan of outsourcing, and this seems like its taking it to an extreme...

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 11 Announced
« on: June 24, 2021, 11:06 PM »
I also didn't like how it opened up with "[Windows 11's Start button] is cloud-powered."

wouldn't that make it vapour ware?

FWIW apparently MIT has a course on this stuff, links to the lectures from an Open culture page HERE...

WinRAR was a good product when I used it in the mid 90's, vastly superior to the generally available options of the time IIRC.  FWIW I've been using 7Z since and agree it's at least as good (I even advocated strongly for the business to use it instead of persisting with WinZip)

I don't even remember why WinZip annoys(/ed) me.
-Stoic Joker (May 05, 2021, 05:40 AM)

it was probably a long list (poor compression, no compatibility, very basic functionality, etc etc etc)  ;D ;D

IMHO WinRAR was a tool that was far ahead of the competition (great compression, multi format compatibility, great functionality, etc etc) though that gap has closed considerably (and it only took a couple of decades!)

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: April 19, 2021, 12:51 AM »
A little change to the plot line and you have: Shoot 'Em Up.

or any bruce lee movie, but with guns?

I don't think changing the download location could magically claim lost space in c:\

its not going to recover any space, but its going to stop taking up space, ie the top 9 video files are nearly 40Gb so downloading to a different drive (DISK!) would be an immediate saving.

you also appear to have a bunch of game stuff there, so moving that to another disk (if you can, they don't HAVE to be installed to C:) would help clear up a bit more space

Deleting stuff you don't need anymore is a good habit to maintain, eg video's you already seen, games you're not playing any more, etc.  YMMV but using one of those uninstaller apps (I use REVO, but there are several others) can be helpful when removing redundant apps or games cos they can clean up a lot of the cruft the regular uninstall routines can leave behind.

General Software Discussion / Re: Earning More with Cryptocurrency
« on: March 14, 2021, 05:35 PM »
and what appears to be a series of podcasts (note that I haven't listened to any of these yet so I can't vouch for their quality)

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