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SquallStrife

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#1188551 A lament for Flash

Posted by SquallStrife on 10 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they?
I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.


You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.

The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.

Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.

Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.


Flash can die in a fire.


#1188471 Green Room Pics Thread

Posted by SquallStrife on 09 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

Fuckn ibises




#1187389 HP Omen 17t

Posted by SquallStrife on 18 January 2017 - 08:50 AM

I was a bit worried about the how the text will look with 4k too.


If Microsoft had their shit sorted out, text and UI elements would appear the same physical size as if it were a 1080p panel (or even larger if you fancy!), but the higher pixel density means it would render smoother, with less visible aliasing (thus less harsh anti-aliasing, e.g. ClearType) on small point size text, and crisper, smoother edges all round.

Unfortunately, this isn't the case, and lots of Windows software breaks layout-wise when the UI scaling is anything other than 100%:

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#1187328 HP Omen 17t

Posted by SquallStrife on 17 January 2017 - 11:02 AM

Honestly, Microsoft need to get their shit together and get UI scaling working properly.

It's fine if all you use is Metro apps and Office 2016, but breaks everything for everything else.

It's 2017, and high-DPI displays are still a sticking point. WTF, Silicon Valley??


#1187299 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by SquallStrife on 16 January 2017 - 04:30 PM

Goddam it Squall how do you do that so quick?


        private void Form2_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
        {
This -->    if(e.CloseReason == CloseReason.WindowsShutDown || e.CloseReason == CloseReason.ApplicationExitCall) { closedproperly = true; }
            if (!closedproperly)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Exit application using main control window.", "Information", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information, MessageBoxDefaultButton.Button1);
                e.Cancel = true;
            }
            else
            {
                mainform.maintimer.Stop();
            }
        }
Also, bugfix: https://dl.dropboxus...ion2_Rev2.1.zip


#1187173 Multi monitor slide show

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 January 2017 - 10:12 AM

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
            this.WindowState = FormWindowState.Minimized;

            int screencount = Screen.AllScreens.Count();

            FormCollection = new Form[screencount];
            for (int i = 0; i < screencount; i++)
            {
                FormCollection[i] = new Form2();
                FormCollection[i].StartPosition = FormStartPosition.Manual;
                FormCollection[i].FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;
                setFormLocation(FormCollection[i], Screen.AllScreens[i]);
                FormCollection[i].Show();
                FormCollection[i].TopMost = true;
            }
        }

        private void setFormLocation(Form form, Screen screen)
        {

            Rectangle bounds = screen.Bounds;
            form.SetBounds(bounds.X, bounds.Y, bounds.Width, bounds.Height);

        }


 
 
Places a full screen blank form (called Form2) on each display, just need to get the image-showing part working.

This also unambiguously puts things in the same order as Windows puts the screens.


#1187133 how crap is this government ?

Posted by SquallStrife on 12 January 2017 - 01:43 PM

I stopped renting when I realised that real estate agents are slimy bastards, so why would you choose to live in a situation where they are free to enter your home as frequently as they can come up with an excuse?

"Owner wants to inspect"
"Regular inspection"
"Attend to do 'repairs'"
"Received 'complaint'"

The list goes on.

Can't trust them when buying a house, can't trust them when selling a house, why would you trust them with a key to the house you live in?


#1186382 Chilli! Why do we get used to it?

Posted by SquallStrife on 14 December 2016 - 03:29 PM

Well, that's easy: humans get used to anything with sufficient exposure.


Tell that to people with asbestosis.


#1185943 how crap is this government ?

Posted by SquallStrife on 01 December 2016 - 02:58 PM

http://bernardgaynor.com.au/


From his about page:
 

Bernard Gaynor is a conservative Catholic who has the courage to speak up when politically-correct totalitarianism demands silence.
He is deeply interested in the loss of values in modern society and its impact on all aspects of life – particularly politics – and he is prepared to break all boundaries of political correctness to get his point across.
With a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture (including three deployments to Iraq with the Australian Army) he is also critical of modern thinking and quick to defend Australia’s way of life.
As a married father of seven children, he is an advocate for family values that work; the protection of children and all life; and the preservation of Australian society from those who would replace its Christian heritage.


So he wants to replace one form of perceived totalitarianism, with his own brand of Christian totalitarianism.

He certainly has cards on himself!

<sarcasm>Surely a fine source of unbiased, facts-based information if I ever saw one.</sarcasm>


#1185934 14 months of spannering goes pop

Posted by SquallStrife on 01 December 2016 - 11:53 AM

Y'all know I'm not serious, right?

The "milk and juice" thing is an old bumper sticker that derros put on their utes. :P
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#1185692 will you pay for a container of HL12

Posted by SquallStrife on 25 November 2016 - 09:10 AM

HL12? I'm still waiting for HL3.

Gaben pls


#1185542 reputable non-bank lenders

Posted by SquallStrife on 21 November 2016 - 03:43 PM

Buy a Falcodore, do sick skids.

RWD mate. Fuck the cops.








:P


#1184224 Buying a cheap, entry-level DSO

Posted by SquallStrife on 18 October 2016 - 02:17 PM

I'd like to look at buying a cheap DSO, not too crap, but suitable for getting a feel for them

Jaycar sell a 25MHz one for $670, is this a good price for a cheap DSO.

I want a reasonable one, doesn't need all the bells and whistles, but needs to be reasonably useable.

What are people using?

I mostly want it to experiment with digital and analog circuits, and analyse various digital signals.


That Jaycar one is hideously expensive for what it offers.

Look at the Rigol DS1000E and DS1000Z series scopes. http://www.emona.com.au/rigol.html

They can be had even cheaper than this if you're willing to wait for shipping from Hong Kong or China.

From the above seller, and for $100 less than the price of the unknown brand 2Ch 25MHz scope from Jaycar, you could get a 4 channel 50MHz Rigol DS1054Z (which can be software-unlocked to 100MHz).

If you want to save some cash, a new or used 50MHz DS1052E (software-unlocked to 100MHz) is a good bet, and happens to be the model I own myself. $469 brand new from above site, or cheaper on eBay from people who had this as their first 'scope and later upgraded.


#1184034 root barriers

Posted by SquallStrife on 14 October 2016 - 11:20 AM

If you want to block your garden from getting a root, just go stand near it. Ha ha har.




:P


#1184009 how crap is this government ?

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 October 2016 - 04:31 PM

"Him proving" is a totally separate action than "you believing", it's like you're saying 'Director doesn't exist because I refuse to unblock his posts'.


Hardly.

You'd have had to make the posts in the first place. Me believing (or rather, me having insufficient reason to doubt) that you exist came after the fact, based on the evidence at hand. Whether I blocked you after such time is immaterial.

To put it another way:

Until such time as your master descends from his pearly throne and shows his face, I neither believe that he "is" or "isn't", but rather I think it's a question that's pointless to ask let alone answer.