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Old 09-18-2018, 05:04 PM   #391
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Sheldon Cooper is a character on the TV sitcom Big Bang Theory.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:26 PM   #392
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After last months Windows 10 update now another program I use refuses to launch. Compatibility options does nothing. Uninstall/Reinstall still Nothing. Grrrr ...

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When I upgraded to Windows 10 64bit my favorite CD burning software, Burrrn, stopped working. It turns out there was suddenly an incompatibility between it and a few other programs I have (including VLC). It needed "wnaspi32.dll." This is part of a Nero package that I have but don't use much.

I pasted into a folder that I use to keep install packages. I turn it on and off as needed.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:51 AM   #394
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When I upgraded to Windows 10 64bit my favorite CD burning software, Burrrn, stopped working. It turns out there was suddenly an incompatibility between it and a few other programs I have (including VLC). It needed "wnaspi32.dll." This is part of a Nero package that I have but don't use much.

I pasted into a folder that I use to keep install packages. I turn it on and off as needed.
Cro?

No joy even in compatibility mode? I've had to run any number of old faves that way...???

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:41 AM   #395
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He is a very smart sitcom character, that everyone thinks has Asperger's syndrome, (like me), lol but, when things are not working out right, he goes a wee cra cra from time to time.... like me.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:01 AM   #396
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He is a very smart sitcom character, that everyone thinks has Asperger's syndrome, (like me), lol but, when things are not working out right, he goes a wee cra cra from time to time.... like me.
I see. I confess, the last sitcom I watched was MASH. That's a few years ago. They're not really my cuppa. ;-) Thanks for the explanation.

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:42 PM   #397
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I remember standing in line at midnight on release night of one of the HP books (I forget which one) and being very disgruntled at Rawling's decision to not release them in e-book format. [Truncated].
Rowling eventually recanted, and they are available as eBooks now. She had the notion that they were children's books, and kids needed paper volumes. She missed the fact that a good chunk of the market were grownups, not kids, and wouldn't have an issue dealing with eBooks. (For that matter, neither would the kids...)

I saw a set of Potter eBooks from well before Rowling decided to release eBook versions. Someone had laboriously scanned all of the books, run OCR on the scans to get text, proofread, then added the markup needed for a proper eBook. It was an enormous amount of work, and I was awestruck. I was pleased that Rowling finally decided to license official versions. It says a lot about Potter fandom that someone would make the effort to produce good eBook versions from scans of the hardcopy.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:56 PM   #398
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I don't enjoy reading as much, I should say. I still read for enjoyment from time to time (Harry Potter)... I think part of the enjoyment (back then) was posting on a Harry Potter fan site, to be honest with you. We were all nerds and that was ok. lol The nerdier we were, the better.
I've always read anything that didn't read me first, and some that did. I understand the joy of posting to fan sites, but most of what I read isn't that sort of material.

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I have to pick a few ereaders--the ones I enjoy using the most--and make a conscious effort to have them near me and in sync. That shouldn't be too difficult; 'just have to make it a priority.
Agreed. I use Android devices, and have several on which I can read eBooks. I use FBReader on all of them to not have to care about the eBooks formats. One is the main device, but I keep a subset of my collection on the others too. Since I use Calibre to maintain the eBook library, it's just a matter of connecting the devices when I do Calibre updates and want to add books to/remove books from the devices in question. Since the OS and reader program don't change, only the form factor differs, It's not a problem

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:58 PM   #399
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Which program? It's possible something else might do the job.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:32 AM   #400
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To purchase or not to purchase Object Desktop: that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in mind to keep one's word and purchase a Mathway.com's premium membership or to delight in the configuration of a Windows desktop at last... at long last. I have waited far too long for such a venture and to think that it is near. No more dreadful destop, no more boring icons and static wallpaper... Next month perhaps.
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To purchase or not to purchase Object Desktop: that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in mind to keep one's word and purchase a Mathway.com's premium membership or to delight in the configuration of a Windows desktop at last... at long last. I have waited far too long for such a venture and to think that it is near. No more dreadful destop, no more boring icons and static wallpaper... Next month perhaps.
I ran Stardock's Window Blinds back in the day. If eye candy is what you want, they do it well. These days I'm less concerned with eye candy. The desktop is minimal and static, with the intent that what I normally need to run or access is a double click away.
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My latest beef with Windows is inability to single-thread a queue of file transfers. Do any of the desktop enhancement products support that?
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Which version of Windows, and why do you need to do that?

I don't believe any of the the desktop enhancers do that, as it isn't their job.

There are alternative file copy programs that may. I used to run a freeware product called Teracopy which was faster than Windows native file copies, but Win10 is now as fast, and I dropped it.
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I confess that that's lovely, but it would be very hard for me to use. :-)

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I confess that that's lovely, but it would be very hard for me to use. :-)
Er, why? The wallpaper is a shot from Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The icon columns are the standard Windows icons plus desktop folder in the left, icons far all drives in the middle, and some miscellaneous icons in the right. I also have the open source Rocket Dock which adds a Mac like dock, but that's set to autohide on the right edge.

(If I am missing the obvious, I claim disrupted sleep cycle. The SO seems have have gotten a cold I had last week in a mild form which is rather worse for her, and leads to her unintentionally waking me in the wee hours of the morning.)

Of course, having a 23" flat screen monitor in 1920x1080 mode helps. There's no such thing as enough screen real estate. If I had the room, I'd have two of them.
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