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Messages - Frenzie

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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You were very tired this afternoon.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/what-happens-when-a-presidency-loses-its-legitimacy/531447/
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In their way, these workarounds are almost as dangerous to the American system of government as the Trump presidency itself. They tend to reduce the president to the status of an absentee emperor while promoting his subordinates into shoguns who exercise power in his name. Maybe that is the least-bad practicable solution to the unprecedented threat of a presidency-under-suspicion. But what a terrible price for the failure of so many American institutions--not least the voters!--to protect the country in 2016 from Russia's attack on its election and its democracy.
A slightly odd conclusion on the face of it. The US president has slowly acquired more and more power over time. I don't see why taking a bunch of that away again would be such a "terrible price."
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The Lounge / Re: Category Word game.
neutron → quark

manga
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The Lounge / Re: Category Word game.
wind → cloud

controller
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You don't smoke at all.
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In related news, another Opera Presto feature was added (albeit one I'm less concerned about).

http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2017/06/opera-46-goes-final-more-quality-and-operas-first-tv-ad/
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Opera now supports APNGs, or animated PNG files. These are similar to your regular GIFs, but smaller. APNG also supports 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency which help them maintain quality. This format has become quite popular recently, particularly since Apple adopted the APNG file format for iOS 10 iMessage apps. It's worth noting that APNG was also supported in Presto.
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Back in 2008 I complained that SVG favicons weren't supported. A few years later Opera (Presto!) and Firefox implemented it. Now, a mere decade later, Opera finally fixed another of the many engine regressions that came with Blink.

SVG favicons

This was actually added in Opera 44, but we missed to write about it!

This might still be a bit rough in the edges, but in general SVG favicons should now work in Opera! (Not yet in Chromium.) To see this in action, check some of the WHATWG standards which use SVG favicons. Firefox also supports SVG favicons, and it was also supported in Presto-based Opera 12.
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DnD Central / Re: Maps-Maps-Maps! ?
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This map, based on data provided by Brand Finance.
Alas, the source link doesn't work.
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http://brandfinance.com/images/upload/global_500_2017_website.pdf

As for Germany, as far as I know, BMW doesn't even rank among the top 5.
When you go straight to the Brand Finance source you can see they maintain different categories.

http://brandfinance.com/press-releases/nivea-is-the-strongest-german-brand/

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Nivea is Germany's most powerful brand with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 88.

[...]

Valued at €33 billion, BMW has maintained its position as the most valuable German brand for the third year in a row.
I'm not really sure what that means though, and the definitions don't help me much either. I've always thought of companies like BMW and Volkswagen as dwarfs compared to, say, Siemens, no matter how big they are.

http://brandfinance.com/images/upload/brand_finance_germany_50_2017_english_locked.pdf

Siemens does feature on the graph, but lower than the car brands and Deutsche Telekom.

They're pretty vague about it all. Basically they're trying to bait you into contacting them to pay for more information. Meh.
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The Lounge / Re: Category Word game.
Lake → ocean

Print
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Lotteries are voluntary, therefore not a tax. Cappice???
And they're not "voluntary" either (the way some people claim you're "free" to deny a crappy job or apartment).

Yeah, these kind of things add up. Only in America.
So... the supposed problem with immigration is that the IRS pays out tax credits without checking if it should? Yeah, so I noticed that my toilet keeps filling with water even when it's full, so I'm going to buy a new lock for my bathroom door to keep visitors from flushing it. Or something. :right:
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DnD Central / Re: Infrastructure
Since I used to live there it's not loud. Just audible. ;)

Swedish is definitely easier to read than to listen to. Some words are 100% understandable (like installeren, or however you spell that in Swedish) while most is not. A slightly odd sensation.
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DnD Central / Re: Infrastructure
Here's a little animation video about what they're doing where I used to live. I can hear the pile driving right now.

https://vimeo.com/139208135
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*Buntu and derivatives seem to include Galculator. If you are not speaking about them, you are not speaking about *most* Linux distros.
I'd swear that Ubuntu didn't used to come with gnome-calculator but I might be wrong. I'm also fairly sure that Xubuntu only added gnome-calculator to its list of default apps fairly recently, although perhaps not nearly recently enough for when I wrapped up that post. Note that the screenshot links point to /2016/08/qalculate-conversion-celsius-fs8.png but that only indicates when I uploaded the screenshots. It's actually a cut-down version of something more elaborate involving several calculators I wrote half a decade ago.

Many of my posts are lined up months in advance and the draft can date back many years.[1] I've currently got posts lined up until July, almost all of which I wrote or finalized in January. I try not to do that thing where I create drafts and forget about them as much anymore, but instead I try to stick 'em in the queue to force myself to either edit them or publish them as is. Or I just post it on a forum somewhere. :P
For example, I wrote the bulk of http://fransdejonge.com/2017/03/image-optimization-guide/ due to http://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=420.msg22488#msg22488 back then in 2014, finished it up in January (as you can also tell from /2017/01/Screenshot_2017-01-22_11-22-23-inkscape-plain-svg-fs8.png) and added those addenda in February.
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DnD Central / Re: Infrastructure
Here's one for @jax, although it might be a tad French. It speaks of a bridge between Crimea and Russia, as well as that enormous bridge tunnel thing the Chinese are building between Macao and Hong Kong.

https://youtu.be/XDe0fMjtFXU?t=2m38s
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False. Good thing you said "try" though?

You're thirsty.

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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True, although I don't think of most of my stinky cheese (like a good raw milk camembert) as nearly as stinky as my wife does. But I've eaten limburger and Herve cheese which are freaking stinky.

You couldn't find your cat for half an hour.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True.

You need to wash the dishes.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You bought new baking stuff your wife wants you're not sure you'll use much.
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DnD Central / Re: Everything Trump…
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war
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Manipulation of TV coverage is a crucial factor in Putin's extraordinarily high popularity ratings, typically in excess of eighty per cent--ratings that Donald Trump both admires and envies.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

It's raining outside.
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I picked up Wolfenstein 3D + Spear of Destiny in the GOG summer sale.

Spear of Destiny certainly has some... interesting visuals.

To play, the game optimally, grab ECWolf from http://maniacsvault.net/ecwolf/download.php

Then extract the GOG installers using innoextract and run ECWolf in the relevant directories (I'd copy them to your game folder in a relevantly named subfolder).

Other than fullscreen you can set your resolution in ~/.config/ecwolf/ecwolf.cfg.

I went with:
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ScreenWidth = 1280;
ScreenHeight = 960;

On UHD that gives you a nice little window.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

It's windy. Yay!
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True?

Your cats are all passed out.
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Browsers & Technology / Re: E-readers
Note that an underplayed aspect of being IP67 certified is that the 6 stands for being protected from dust.[1] That means you can safely take the device to the beach, although I've never personally done so. I'd be much more reticent with regular electronic devices or even paperbacks because of all the sand. Then again, I don't go to the beach to read.

Additionally, on the webpage there are inconsistencies between the Description and Specification sections. For example, Description says mp3 and text-to-speech, but Specification denies audio-out and the list of possible file formats does not mention mp3.
I see mention of a "Micro USB audio adapter."
http://www.resourcesupplyllc.com/PDFs/WhatDoesIP67Mean.pdf However, the Pocketbook Aqua 2 "only" offers IP57, meaning limited protection against dust.
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Browsers & Technology / Re: E-readers
That option's already there in Options (Gear) → Status. It's global though, not per document.

I'm not sure why they aren't in a darker gray; might be worth opening a FR or something.