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RainehDaze Empress of Roses from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Empress of Roses
Dec 13th 2020 at 11:21:05 PM

Uh... GIMP? Do you mean the actual comic editing?

Text balloons are the easiest because they're just deleting text inside and then adding new text. For sound effects and other stuff, you're looking at needing better image editing and art skills in general (or the other way out of just putting translated text next to sound effects). But GIMP is free and pretty versatile.

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luisedgarf from Mexico Relationship Status: Hiding
Dec 14th 2020 at 8:57:07 AM

No, I just need to translate the text, I don't need to edit the sound effects.

Dec 14th 2020 at 9:24:05 AM

A used laptop is more likely to have a battery with those sorts of problems, if it developed after you got it then it's not their fault. If it's before, they really should have checked because fire hazard.

I don't think it actually reflects in power characteristics, so you kind of have to check.

It was definitely before.

Aszur A nice butterfly from Pagliacci's Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
A nice butterfly
Dec 14th 2020 at 12:59:26 PM

You can even do it in paint in that prospect. But GIMP is a free one, and outside of pirating some others, I can also reccomend nabbing Clip Art Studio when it comes on sale.

The other thing you will need is to know which fonts the comic is using. They generally use manga on manga.

Either way fonts tend to be free, so

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes
MarqFJA Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
Dec 27th 2020 at 4:42:50 AM

Well, I finally made more or less a full transition to my new laptop... and while assigning my desired letters for my external drives, I discovered that for some reason the letter "I" is not available at all. Is this something that can be fixed, or is a Windows 10 thing that cannot be circumvented?

When we are crushing the black hearts of our oppressors, we will find our hands blackened.
RainehDaze Empress of Roses from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Empress of Roses
Dec 27th 2020 at 6:33:16 AM

I? I should be available. I just checked, I could assign it.

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MarqFJA Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
Dec 27th 2020 at 6:39:39 AM

Well, I eventually found through googling the right keywords that the problem isn't novel; somehow the system assigned the letter to a drive that has since been removed, so either I did it several weeks ago while tinkering around and forgot, or whoever set up the basic software on the computer before I got it did it and never thought to free it up.

I've followed the guide to fix this by modifying the system registry so that this drive is assigned a different letter (after creating a system restore point, of course!), and it worked like a charm. Now I don't have to go through the massive headache of fixing thousands of links to that one drive.

The one wrinkle in this is that after I assigned said drive of mine to "I", I unexpectedly got a system notification that the drive needs to be scanned for possible errors. What could possibly cause this?

Edited by MarqFJA on Dec 27th 2020 at 5:43:16 PM

When we are crushing the black hearts of our oppressors, we will find our hands blackened.
SeptimusHeap PCNA from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
PCNA
Jan 27th 2021 at 8:31:31 AM

A few days old, but Facebook is apparently setting up an Oversight Board that deals with questions such as bans and the like and which could get far-ranging influence. Imma say though, despite the credentials of its members But the board has been handling pretty humdrum stuff so far. It has spent a lot of time, two people involved told me, discussing nipples, and how artificial intelligence can identify different nipples in different contexts. does not sound encouraging to me.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
RainehDaze Empress of Roses from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Empress of Roses
Jan 27th 2021 at 8:47:30 AM

Detecting nipples: easy. Contextualising nipples: hard. Making either a priority: stupid.

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PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Jan 27th 2021 at 8:46:31 PM

"Female-presenting nipples".

The Republican Party is a terrorist organization.
TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Feb 6th 2021 at 10:44:33 AM

Google kills The Great Suspender: here's what you should do next

    By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes| February 5, 2021  

Google has disabled The Great Suspender, an extension that was used by Chrome users who were prone to having a lot of tabs open, because, in the words of the message users have been receiving, "it contains malware."

This has left users with some questions and concerns.

First, what happened? Well, concerns were raised last year that the extension contained nefarious code after the extension changed hands. More details here on Git Hub.

Yesterday, Google pulled the plug on the extension, telling users that it was now blocked, and all mentions of it on the Google Chrome webstore now result in 404s.

If you were a user, the tabs you had suspended are now gone. Well, you can still recover them, but it's a bit of a faff. It involves searching your history for the ID of the extension (klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg) and then extracting the URL from the string (it's after the uri=).

Others want to know what to do next.

There are a few extensions that you can use that do similar things. Session Buddy and One Tab sprint to mind.

If you'd rather a paid service, I've been using Partizion for the past few months, and I find it really reliable, and once you get used to it, it works really well.

Or, you know, you could limit the number of tabs you have open.

A friend poured me a root beer in a square glass...now I just have beer...
RainehDaze Empress of Roses from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Empress of Roses
Feb 19th 2021 at 5:03:52 PM

Apple is demanding exhaustive and incredibly specific sales data from... Valve. Because of part of its argument with Epic.

They had the sense to scale down for demanding it on every game Steam sells and all sales information for the past decade at least.

Edited by RainehDaze on Feb 19th 2021 at 2:17:43 PM

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CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Feb 20th 2021 at 7:07:38 PM

Wow, that's an impressive combination of stupid and entitled.

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VampireBuddha Paddy's Day dinosaur from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Paddy's Day dinosaur
Feb 21st 2021 at 4:22:27 AM

This is Apple we're talking about.

My GitHub
RainehDaze Empress of Roses from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Empress of Roses
Feb 21st 2021 at 4:39:33 AM

To quote what they were asking for:

"Apple’s Request 2 is very narrow. It simply requests documents sufficient to show Valve’s: (a) total yearly sales of apps and in-app products; (b) annual advertising revenues from Steam; (c) annual sales of external products attributable to Steam; (d) annual revenues from Steam; and (e) annual earnings (whether gross or net) from Steam. Apple has gone as far as requesting this information in any readily accessible format, but Valve refuses to produce it."

and

"(a) the name of each App on Steam; (b) the date range when the App was available on Steam; and (c) the price of the App and any in-app product available on Steam."

Never mind that most computer software isn't referred to as apps anyway, so that's particularly unusual wording. And in non-lawyer speak:

That is, Apple wants Valve to provide the names, prices, configurations and dates of every product on Steam, as well as detailed accounts of exactly how much money Steam makes and how it is all divvied-up. Apple argues that this information is necessary for its case against Epic, is not available elsewhere, and "does not raise risk of any competitive harm."

How generous of them to "only" want detailed historical pricing information for 600 games as opposed to all of them.

Valve's response to the first request is "yes this information is available but not in the formats you specifically want", and in general that they have co-operated but don't believe it's narrow or reasonable to recreate six years of sales data on hundreds of third-party games and divulge confidential information. Including information that they don't keep.

"Somehow, in a dispute over mobile apps, a maker of PC games that does not compete in the mobile market or sell 'apps' is being portrayed as a key figure. It’s not."

Edited by RainehDaze on Feb 21st 2021 at 12:40:56 PM

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Fighteer Lost in Space from The Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Lost in Space
Feb 23rd 2021 at 7:13:03 PM

My company regularly sends out trial phishing emails as part of information security training. That particular one is pretty mean-spirited, though.

"It's Occam's Shuriken! If the answer is elusive, never rule out ninjas!"
DeMarquis Who Am I? from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Feb 23rd 2021 at 8:27:13 PM

Bet it got everyone's attention, however.

Cautiously optimistic; Realistically cynical
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Feb 24th 2021 at 7:15:23 AM

Fry's Electronics is dead as of midnight this morning.

Sucks that poor management killed the company.

Edited by tclittle on Feb 24th 2021 at 9:15:40 AM

"We're all paper, we're all scissors, we're all fightin' with our mirrors, scared we'll never find somebody to love."
Fighteer Lost in Space from The Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Lost in Space
Feb 24th 2021 at 7:16:32 AM

I have to say that catering your brick and mortar operations to PC building enthusiasts is not exactly a premier business model in the era of Amazon and Newegg, even before COVID.

Edited by Fighteer on Feb 24th 2021 at 10:16:42 AM

"It's Occam's Shuriken! If the answer is elusive, never rule out ninjas!"
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Feb 26th 2021 at 5:14:42 AM

Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes: Semiconductor demand isn't going to drop, but supply has proven a problem.

The White House is launching an effort today to ease the global semiconductor supply crunch affecting a wide array of other industries, but any boost the administration can provide is likely to be on the far side of many more months of shortages.

President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order this afternoon aimed at "securing America's critical supply chains." The order will address several challenges in the US supply chain, according to a fact sheet from the White House, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, mineral resources, semiconductors, and large-capacity batteries.

The silicon chip shortage is indeed tied to the pandemic, according to industry group research. Automotive demand dropped early in the pandemic, as people stopped going anywhere, but demand for other uses—such as devices used for virtual learning or telemedicine—went up. As every demand pattern around the world went topsy-turvy, the industry has struggled to keep up.

The shortages are beginning to affect all kinds of products. PC graphics cards are legendarily in short supply, and wafer shortages are a contributing factor. Companies are also expressing concern that shortages will affect the availability of gaming consoles and smartphones in the near future.

In both the US and worldwide, the auto industry is hit particularly hard at the moment. Several automakers have had to slow or halt production at their factories due to a lack of chips to put into new cars.

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