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Messages - Frenzie

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@pccobbler I linked to the one for Bionic (18.04) which I figured should be most widely compatible, but there are also packages for 18.10 and 19.04 (which seems to use libhunspell-1.7-0 instead).

https://launchpad.net/~otter-browser/+archive/ubuntu/release

If your Mint is pre-18.04 it might be a little harder.
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The Lounge / Re: Random Chat
Hooray! Less success over here I'm afraid. You seemed great but the other candidate has more experience. Which is still nice to hear and all but it's not a job. :)
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If you click through on the PPA website a little you can also download the packages without using the PPA mechanism. E.g., here.

Btw @Emdek it says around there that the import is failing, presumably because "This branch is an import of the HEAD branch of the Git repository at https://github.com/Emdek/otter.git." (which is apparently not auto-redirected to the now proper organization URL).
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Very nice looking. I wonder if the vocal commentary is enough to work while washing the dishes (when you only glance over for the more interesting parts).
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The Lounge / Re: Random Chat
Wow, good luck!
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If this is one of your main reasons for not ditching Opera 12 yet, then whatever you do, don't hold your breath while waiting.  ;)
If you open 91 tabs in a Chromium and it's only using 5 GB, consider yourself lucky. ;)
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Otter Browser Forum / Re: google error
That's on the Windows build?
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True.

You wonder what to do this afternoon.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True. It has a retro charm now.

Your cat is already asleep.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You'll eat some eggs.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You're eating an apple.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

It's tea time. :D
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False. But we should probably go by the shops within the week to see if there are any good sales.

You like prunes.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You prefer soft-boiled eggs.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You like that they included a bookmark.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You need to learn more about the French subjunctive.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

All the cats are sleeping.
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Meanwhile, we're celebrating the return of wolves, some 160 years after they were driven off quite purposefully. I doubt farmers and deer are ecstatic about that one. :)
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Hobbies & Entertainment / Re: Nordic Noir
Oh, so instead of being a hit and miss, it is a trendy experiment.
I'd have to check, but perhaps Elementary comes to us in regular stereo, which could be indicative of a badly downmixed 5.1 original source. But on a show like Preacher (not recommended) it's by design for sure. They want it to be unsettling... but the problem is it's more annoying than anything else.

The only tolerable technology to "enjoy" such sound is perhaps expensive headphones.
Maybe, but I bought the Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which has an audio option for extended dynamic range, and it's fantastic. For whatever reason they recommend doing it only with headphones, but it sounds glorious either way. Pretty much anything better than phone speakers or earbuds that came with your phone will do, imo.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

Your cat is weird about a bag outside.
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Hobbies & Entertainment / Re: Nordic Noir
When the plot is dialogue-driven, it is unfortunate that the post-production of sound is a hit and miss. Some background voices that would be hugely beneficial to explain what is going on in the screen are overly tuned down.
It seems to be an odd current trend of sorts to make voices super quiet, so that when you turn up the volume some other noise will deafen you. I like dynamic range and all, but it's going too far. Elementary is an example of a show that we think is good enough to keep watching in spite of this issue.

Could it be that many viewers have TV's with cinema quality audio system? I don't.
I do, in a manner of speaking. It's a cool effect on well-made 5.1 audio (voices typically in the front, other noises in "surround" sound) but these whisper quiet voices are still inaudible. I could make the front center speaker louder on the amplifier to somewhat work around the issue or something like that, but as far as I'm concerned you'd have to be pretty crazy to bother with speaker settings for individual shows.

I have a Yamaha system from a decade ago, which was the old model then, which is why I got it for a reasonable amount of money. The annoying thing is that the amplifier doesn't take HDMI audio, so it's incompatible with modern lossless 5.1 (or 7.1) sources. Anyway, it's basically the low end of good.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False. Much better than I did the past two or three days.

You don't want to go out into the rain.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You're expecting a phone call.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True.

You can't find some piece of chat history.