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by TomTom
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How Google's robotic cars deal with human stupidity
Replies: 0
Views: 356

How Google's robotic cars deal with human stupidity

Interesting article here, about a topic we discussed at our last meeting.

In fact, I almost posted it in the "Meeting Notes" section, but decided that other website readers may want to check it out as well.
by TomTom
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Computer Tips and Tweaks
Topic: Start LibreOffice Presentation directly as a slideshow
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Views: 1205

Start LibreOffice Presentation directly as a slideshow

LibreOffice is a fantastic and free office suite which includes "Impress", a presentation (slideshow) creation tool similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. One of it's few weaknesses, in my opinion, is the inability to export to a self-running .exe file so that it can run on another computer whe...
by TomTom
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Printers
Topic: The HIGH Cost of Printer Ink
Replies: 0
Views: 656

The HIGH Cost of Printer Ink

The Cost of Printer Ink - Consumer Reports , Aug 2013 The Case of the Disappearing Ink, Lab Report - Consumer Reports , Aug 2013 (.pdf) Wasted printer ink - Consumer Reports - YouTube Bottom line: Manufacturer's "tested claims" of yield (and cost) per cartridge may be (and often are) WILD...
by TomTom
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Computer Tips and Tweaks
Topic: Privacy Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Privacy Tools

Wow! I have only skimmed this pretty fast, but it looks like a great resource. Thanks for finding this. Among the MANY other recommendations on the page, I especially noticed the reference to VeraCrypt , a free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt. I found these discussions interesting: &sdot...
by TomTom
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Programs
Topic: Windows Media Center
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Windows Media Center

I haven't yet gotten around to trying it myself, but adding PVR functionality to Kodi is supposed to work well, especially with NextPVR is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) application for Microsoft Windows. For more info, see: http://kodi.wiki/view/NextPVR http://kodi.wiki/view/PVR_recording_sof...
by TomTom
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Programs
Topic: Windows Media Center
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Windows Media Center

Good post. As nearly everyone knows, I have been preaching about Kodi (and before that XBMC) for years. I have tried Plex , and used it for a long time before I decided to stick with only Kodi . I have also tried MediaPortal , but seem to remember that configuring it was a bit too complex for my tas...
by TomTom
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Security and Safety
Topic: Which Password Manager Is The Most Secure?
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Which Password Manager Is The Most Secure?

http://lifehacker.com/5944969/which-password-manager-is-the-most-secure Compare the advantages and weaknesses of most of the often used and recommended password managers. And from the final comment, "Whichever one you choose to go with, most important thing is to have a really secure master pa...
by TomTom
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows 10 Q&A , direct from the horse's a.. I mean mouth: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq?ocid=win10_auxapp_context I will be upgrading at least one computer to Win10, but haven't yet decided on the others. Also, for what it's worth, the Q&A above says eligible comput...
by TomTom
Sat May 23, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries
Replies: 0
Views: 879

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

Awesome and beautiful photos and short descriptions of some of the most beautiful libraries from around the world... and the rest of the website is interesting also for bibliophiles (lovers of books). Check it out here.

Magdalen College Old Library at Oxford University
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