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  1. Yeah, some laptops have such apps from the factory. But I'm poor so I need to use what I have. Hurts a lot to replace this stuff. Notwithstanding I suppose manufacturers don't care because it's profitable to sell new batteries. I've seen people whose batteries die in about a year because of disregarding common sense things like that.
  2. Btw, if you're anything close to being as stupid as me, I highly recommend this battery limiter mini-app that warns you to disconnect your charger from the laptop so that your battery won't die faster than it should. Especially if you're laptop has a battery built in like on some Lenovo laptops that I saw, where you cannot remove it physically without disassembling the interior. I'm amazed how this is not a stock app to extend battery life because these things are not cheap when you want them replaced. I've had 2 second battery die on my backup laptop just because of what a senile idiot I am leaving it charged all the time. Now even when there's a power outage it won't even work for 1 minute. Completely useless. So much waste of money, energy and the environment because nobody cares to recycle these things where I live. Swollen batteries are the worst. Nowadays I usually set the minimum charging reminder to 30% and the maximum to 60% but ideally I charge it at most at 50%. I hate myself whenever I forget the laptop plugged in after working nights. Then follows a frustration knowing that it was plugged in for 6-10-12 hours as much as I slept. Just because i wanted it to be charged 30% and not 29% for the night. https://www.robotonfire.com/bl/
  3. Anderson

    Best AntiVirus?

    Is this advice still valid on systems working on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 considering the User Account Control feature which effectively blocks any actions that require administrator privileges to be performed without having the password? Could not agree more. Right now have no possibility to put any Antivirus on older backup laptop but I don't visit any dangerous sites either, use adblock on the ones I don't trust and stuff like that. Thanks for the reply and for the information. Very useful.
  4. Anderson

    Best AntiVirus?

    Just for the sake of asking a question and not making a new thread. Is Kernel Patch Protection still a thing? Is it oudated? Is it worth doing it on a system with Win 10 installed? Does it offer any protection at all in 2020? I remember there were more tech savvy people doing it instead of installing antiviruses. Implying a DIY approach and to reject any antivirus except maybe Windows Defender. Thoughts?
  5. Btw, does the team contact people on the Moddb page when they have questions/bugs? https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-dark-mod/#7528499
  6. There's the Lower Ward and the Godsmen faction in the Fountry from Planescape: Torment which is very steampunk. That goes without discussing how this one is one of the most significant classics. Fallen London free on the internet. Text RPG. More than 2.5 million words. Bigger than War and Peace by Lev Tolstoi. And other games by the same developers - Sunless Sea, Sunless Sky....
  7. I hope Hepatite C remissions are not a thing. Not something that happens to me. Is the way to fight procrastination in this life, expecting the worst from Murphy's law and to start preparing for that? Want to sleep? Try hard to not sleep and find other topics for your mind.
  8. Once upon a time when people hated Thief: Deadly Shadows, now they hate Thief 4. Once upon a time when people hated the prequel trilogy of Star Wars, now...
  9. The most updated map of TDM needs OpenAL support (reverb sound). Any plans for that?
  10. Thank you! I'll try this as soon as possible. It's ok for me to do this manually as well. It is somewhat amazing that an amateur cell phone app can do it while nothing similar can be found on PC's. What's important is that I cannot have access to these documents forever so I want to be sure the images are saved and then I can work with them in peace on the PC at home/office. The TinyScanner app has the problem with not saving apps that are not yet processed if it crashes.
  11. If this dude would agree to donate his voice, that would be great. If/when he can do it.
  12. Hi, knowing that this is a more tech savvy forums I wanted to share a struggle with some documents that maybe someone has any knowledge how to solve. I've been working for the past days looking for ways to edit a large number of pages (1850) into an easily readable text, read for instant printing, all of this being easy to email in portions. The text are photos I made from some text files but the margins are not even all the time. Therefore I need an application that sees the real margins of the text and can crop it automatically to those margins. Tried everything ABBYY Fine Reader 11, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe Photoshop, Scan Tailor, AVS image converter. None of them seem to have any options to properly bring these files in order. I need to have some margins removed so that only the text remains for printing. But I need to do it fast and automatically. I do not care about this being editable/searcheable text like Optical Character Recognition features. TLDR I need an app like TinyScanner for phones https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appxy.tinyscanner&hl=en . However I did not have time to wait and let it process 1850 pages in one day. Also that app occasionally crashed while processing files. But, the features that it has, it seems I cannot find on PC's which I'm baffled about! If anyone has any clue where to look for, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
  13. Still have flashbacks of awful motion blur, bloom, HDR in some games. I swear that it worsens my eye sight when done poorly. Some developers don't know the limits.
  14. They actually do notice it and it matters a lot when increasing difficulty and AI awareness.
  15. https://www.moddb.com/groups/2019-mod-of-the-year-awards
  16. Maybe not groundbreaking but classical music in games was always neglected as "just another soundtrack". The Dark Mod's ambient is amazing but classical is so good. Odd that a game inspired by 19'th century aesthetics does not incorporate the music used at the time. It just helps immortalize the game across the ages overall : The only thing that comes to mind is the warming up sound in a Thief Gold FM which was skillfully done, but it's not a proper musical piece:
  17. Very true. Copyright disclaimer or no copyright disclaimer - your rights will not be protected if you don't defend them.
  18. If they didn't put any disclaimers in the metadata / properties of the file regarding who is the author and do not specify that to nobody, anywhere, forever- that means they didn't really care about copyright that much. People use pseudonyms here anyway. Most don't disclose their real name. This is equivalent/analogic to being anonymous.
  19. It's legal as long as nobody complains.
  20. Archive.org is a serious site that respects itself. They do not place advertisments so I would not expect problems akin to sharing things commercially like on The Pirate Bay with ads all over the place.
  21. Why so dramatic? They can / already have obtain / ed a permission from the copyright holders. You never know.
  22. Guilt by association will spare no one in the end.
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