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  1. On 1/25/2023 at 12:28 AM, UCyborg said:

    Google doesn't bother with optimizing software-rendering fallbacks. Yes, the slowdown from the old Chromium to new Chromium playing videos without GPU acceleration is normal.

    Sorry, not sure if this is really (as) correct (as I thought). Maybe it works better out-of-the-box on stock Chromium 86 on supported systems, never really tried that. I know it's not as horrible on Edge 94 (with --disable-gpu) on my Win10 as it is on 360Chrome 13.5 on my XP.

    I also know 60FPS video is nothing special, my car's infotainment does it without a hitch.

    Finally, I know Android x86 of 2020 is pretty much unusable without real graphics drivers, can barely move the mouse around, especially on low-end hardware. Its compositor should pretty much be Google's code for the most part. On the other side, I guess most of us pretty much survived some moments without a real graphics driver on fresh Windows install, from old to new.

  2. On 12/24/2022 at 4:13 PM, UCyborg said:

    Newer Nextcloud versions using Unicode property escapes work with the new UXP additions . :thumbup

    Never mind, it doesn't work properly. Maybe the version that was loaded at my workplace back in December did, but it's full of defects now. File list doesn't load fully, there's no scrollbar, recent files don't load, refreshing just crashes the browser. Some critical errors:

    SyntaxError: missing : after property id

    Meh, so newer Mozilla Firefox or Chromium based browsers are still required to get by in real life.

    I could pay for a vignette using DARS website using Pale Moon, so it's still something.

  3. On 1/23/2023 at 12:13 AM, D.Draker said:

    This all is so damn complicated, why do you need to stuff your head with it ? Any ways to give a flying (4 letter word) ? Just ignore and live for yourself, no ?

    Sometimes I watch news to not be completely oblivious to what goes on around. My memory is good at self-clearing, so no worries that my head'll explode from it.:buehehe:

    On 1/24/2023 at 12:25 AM, mina7601 said:
    On 1/22/2023 at 8:46 PM, UCyborg said:

    Speaking of useless, how 'bout sports? On TV, they just won't shut up about Luka Dončić. Dončić this, Dončić that, blah, blah, blah...seriously, can no one else play basketball? How are they advancing society? All I see is few individuals earning absurd amounts of money. The world's backwards.

    Agreed with you! This is exactly what I am thinking too.

    Welp, we have to get through the day somehow. Journalists have to report something. It is what it is. :}

    23 hours ago, mina7601 said:
    On 1/22/2023 at 8:46 PM, UCyborg said:

    On absurd, founders of Outfit7 made one of the most silly games in existence, Talking Tom. They have shitload of money because of it.

    Yeah, it is a silly and boring game as well. I'm glad I stopped playing it years ago.

    Related - https://venturebeat.com/games/talking-tom-managing-a-franchise-with-8-billion-downloads/


    Don't know what else to say, so leaving the quote I came by:


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  4. I might update my Firefox 96.0.3 to the latest 109.0, this version changed font rendering to be more consistent with system ClearType settings, like the old versions did and Pale Moon, SeaMonkey and other forks have done for the long time. Will have to look into updating my mods 'cause the rest of the browser looks all wrong! That's why I hate updating that sort of software 'cause customizations break all the time and can't be bothered with constant hassle of keeping up with "the latest and greatest".



    Firefox 96.0.3


    Firefox 109.0

    I still have Edge 94 installed for reference, but continue to despise the way Chromium's engine renders fonts on Windows and they still don't look right to my eyes, even with contrast altering extensions or the enhance contrast flag, I get slight pain in my eyes while reading. Seems that change with font rendering in Firefox may not last because most people just want another Chrome clone...https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/10ed7o2/firefox_1090_released/

    Speaking of fonts, there's a mod for older Windows 10 (and 11 with old taskbar) to have weather widget in the taskbar (ExplorerPatcher), which uses Edge WebView2. The fonts' blurriness make it stand-out in a bad way.


    Will continue to use Pale Moon on the somewhat sane (read compatible) websites, which are fortunately still the most that I visit. There's not much on the modern internet for me anyway.

  5. 3 hours ago, nicolaasjan said:

    Anyone else here having YouTube pre-roll ads lately, despite using uBlock Origin Legacy?

    No issue with official uBO in other browsers.

    (I don't mean the sponsor segments)

    Test video here.

    At least on official Pale Moon, most of the time no, though every once in a blue moon an ad sneaks through.

    18 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

    Rather than setting an increasingly long list of SSUAOs to deal with what is likely to be an ever-expanding problem, would it make more sense to set a general UAO omitting Goanna/*, then set SSUAOs only on sites that do require (or at least, work better with) it in the user agent string?

    Judging by default user agent overrides, MCP may be open for actually expanding that list.

  6. On 1/21/2023 at 8:41 PM, XPerceniol said:

    I used to own a play station 1 and 2, XBox 360 and nintendo but they are gone and I only have now Atari and my computers.

    The only console that was ever at home was Game Boy, the original one - look at the specs! I remember Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and the game about the Smurfs. Same now (no consoles), only two computers. Dang it, thanks for the reminder, I should plug that laptop for a bit, these batteries self-discharge if left alone.

    I played some games at friends / relatives on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Strange feeling, almost alien, thinking about those times now.

    Edit: Wow, I forgot, I also played few games on Sony Ericsson K530i (the screen's really small). Before smartphones took over, before everyone walked around with them (smartphones) like zombies, when you could go out and the other person did not stare at the damn phone all the time!

    But, holy moly, J2ME - Java 2 Micro Edition. It's a bit like DOS era for those devices, games' size was in kilobytes and looks like devs even had to compile (maybe not in traditional sense, not sure) each game for different devices. Remembering Age of Empires III Mobile, The Investigators and Alien Scum. I found JAR file of Age of Empires III (video - that music, it's actually a MIDI!). Played with J2ME Loader for a bit, there are also few emulators for PCs, eg. FreeJ2ME.

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  7. On 1/21/2023 at 7:22 PM, msfntor said:

    OK, it was only to make you smile, but if it bothers you in any way, I prefer to delete it, it's done, and sorry UCyborg. Delete in your post too, please.

    OK. Didn't think it was meant as a joke. Doesn't matter, I'm not mad.

    23 hours ago, XPerceniol said:

    Yes I think so addictive personality because when you start a game should be able to stop and when you can not that is a sign but not you from what you say.

    I love being able to STOP.

    Funny, my parents considered me the addict. But now that I spend more time than ever behind computer at some job, that's better!? Gaming didn't leave me exhausted. I earn money, but what's the point?


    Speaking of useless, how 'bout sports? On TV, they just won't shut up about Luka Dončić. Dončić this, Dončić that, blah, blah, blah...seriously, can no one else play basketball? How are they advancing society? All I see is few individuals earning absurd amounts of money. The world's backwards.

    On absurd, founders of Outfit7 made one of the most silly games in existence, Talking Tom. They have shitload of money because of it.

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  8. On 1/21/2023 at 11:10 AM, msfntor said:

    I think that ALL games are NOT good. For infants (before all) not good, after adolescence in day and night games you have adults who can neither write nor speak well, nor be useful in society. With mental deficiencies.

    Those adults have some other underlying issue. Can't blame it on games.

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  9. On 1/18/2023 at 11:43 AM, NotHereToPlayGames said:

    Mine used to also.  For me, the fix was to KEEP the two swiftshader folder .dll files.

    I mean, it can't be called a fix since he went out of his way to break it in the first place.

    On 1/21/2023 at 5:03 PM, NotHereToPlayGames said:

    Even though "swiftshader" isn't 'supported' by XP and is 'supposed' to only apply to Vulkan API, the REALITY is that the upstream developers are using these .dll's for OTHER purposes and KEEPING them makes 360Chrome MUCH more STABLE for certain setups.

    I mean, it was backported and gets you laggy maps on meteoblue.com (and other WebGL content), no?

    SwiftShader has some history, before acquired by Google, the version from the old times provided software rendering for D3D8/D3D9 functions.

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  10. 22 hours ago, D.Draker said:

    I have no sound in the game because it wants me to install DX9 (!) 9.0b or c from 2000, why do I need it, I don't understand.

    XAudio2? Most versions of it are old, 2.0 to 2.7 are from 2008-2010, so old, but not that old. 2.8 shipped with Windows 8 and 2.9 shipped with Windows 10 and is available as redistributable DLL for Windows 7/8.x. Version 2.8 is redirected to 2.9 on Windows 10.


    22 hours ago, D.Draker said:

    Will you help me with making a portable sound fix ? thank you !

    Wouldn't it be better to fix whatever is messing with your audio? Still doesn't make sense presence of XAudio2 DLLs would mess with audio, they just sit there, waiting to be used by something that outputs, like other sound APIs' DLLs. Maybe @win32 knows something?


    12 hours ago, msfntor said:

    But maybe you would prefer me to talk about games... I don't like electronic games, I've never played them, I don't like artificial representations of characters doing things that are impossible for real people to do, I think it's stuff for children and a waste of time instead of doing something useful in our unique lives, sorry... So you get into the artificial, and then you lose your only time in the real, in life... sorry.  The difference is like the difference between a real woman and a doll. That's what I think.
    And you, what do you think about all this

    I think we're all wasting time one way or another. Real life!? Meh...

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  11. OP messed with the pagefile, at least I don't see any other logical explanation after code analysis unless that system is FUBARed in other ways effecting the outcome. One of the 3 conditions must be true for memory check to pass, in order of evaluation:

    1. 20 MB free RAM and 10 MB free space in pagefile
    2. 10 MB free RAM and 20 MB free space in pagefile
    3. 30 MB free space in pagefile

    If none pass, the error is shown:


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  12. 20 hours ago, VistaLover said:

    FWIW, this "web app" does not load in the UXP browsers (St52/NM28) because UXP does NOT support "dynamic module import":


    How did you get this error to show? It doesn't show on storymaps.arcgis.com for me, just the message about cleared console. Maybe something to do with "incognito" mode? :dubbio: It shows on docs.arcgis.com, but it's not all. Waterfox Classic 2022.11 has dynamic module import support, but still doesn't show the content on the page at storymaps.arcgis.com.

  13. On 12/25/2022 at 7:45 PM, UCyborg said:

    Plus Widevine is one of those ugly Google things built with an expiration date, sooner or later it stops working and you need a new version. Look on the bright side, that way, you are liberated from those POS streaming services.

    That said, I don't know the solution to the problem DRM tries to solve. People lie, cheat, steal...

    I assume being more likely/willing to pay for DRM free stuff is a minority position.

  14. On 1/16/2023 at 6:03 PM, mina7601 said:

    But then, yeah, since you said it, I will also never abandon Chrome and Windows XP and 7.

    I already abandoned them in a sense that I don't have practical use for computing on them anymore since Win10 runs everything that I need satisfactorily. Several years ago, somewhen mid previous decade, I abandoned Windows 2000 since I haven't had the use for the old accounting software I used to run on it.

    Looking at the files, it seems to be from 2003 and uses InterBase SQL Server version from 2001. I remember trying it on XP (definitely period-correct!), but the startup was noticeably delayed on that OS, so the program was never used on it. I ran it on an old very noisy Windows 98 machine initially (233 MHz Pentium, 2x 2GB SCSI disks) before migrating to the newer computer available, actually the one I'm writing from, inside a VirtualBox virtual machine. What a boost in responsiveness! On the old PC, even opening print preview took seconds to open while the disk was grinding.

    That program also has some weird licensing system from the era, but it didn't require online connectivity and the activation could be transferred from one computer to another using a floppy diskette.


    I guess I booted to XP more often when I still worked on the patches for some of the favorite old games of mine, mostly to address bugs and incompatibilities in (more) modern environments, to check if still works on the old OS. I mostly prefer native installs, especially for such fun stuff, virtual machines don't have proper graphics support. These days, maybe I check the browsers every once in a while on those OS.

    I won't bother with native installs of old OS when the day comes to replace this computer. I never even bothered with native install of Windows 2000 on this computer, which would maaaybe be workable, but not sure. Maybe virtual machine if I ever need something specific (not messing with web browsers).

    For several years, I've been seein' the message about corrected hardware error originating from AMD Northbridge in Event Viewer, happens after boot or resuming from hibernation. No idea when it even started. Who knows how long it'll work. I thought I bricked it shortly after installing the old PCI network card (brand SMC) I still have from the previous computer to try something several months ago, I was messing with FreeDOS before I realized my onboard Ethernet actually has a working driver for DOS and don't actually need that card. That and the on-board slowed down to 10MBps at the time, which I later realized was due to dust. Should probably clean the whole thing again this summer if not sooner. That network card, it seems to have stopped working shortly afterwards, few days being in the PC and made the PC looked bricked, the whole thing started to work again after removing it, otherwise, it was just fans spinning and blank screen.


    The corrected hardware error is persistent though, like the CHECK light in my previous 21,5 years old car, for which I never remembered/was reluctant to ask what it even indicates in that case and I didn't have any tool to read the error myself. The car ran with that light for several years. Almost everyone commented about how poor it is, having number of scratches, some rust, some peeled-off paint. I don't think most even knew the rust held for as long as it did and never cut through anything critical. So the metal was decent. It looked OK from the distance and the price of 0€ was not too bad so it got 5 more years of service from my family's side than it would otherwise. :D The person driving it (me) had the least complaints. :P

    The last year was apparently the year of upgrades, besides giving away my old car, we replaced the old freezing cabinet. It was over 37 years old, the people who might remember exact age are long dead. The pipe carrying the coldness was partially exposed since some of the material covering it degraded into nothingness and was all green on the sides, so not all parts of the cabinet were sufficiently cooled.


    On 1/17/2023 at 12:15 AM, XPerceniol said:

    Therapy sometimes is just pointless unless but Not always.

    My brother told me back then when I visited psychiatrist once that everyone has some issues that they need something in that department. I'm not sure if he also meant that the same everyone would need something pro-longed in that department. He still goes to that notorious psychiatric hospital for check-ups every once in a while. Notorious, might apply even more to the village where it resides, it's a habit of people around here, when you think someone is mental, you say he belongs to that "village name".

    Ex-classmate from high school lived there and I remember how another classmate asked him once like: "Bro, are you gonna go to Begunje?" He answered along the lines noooot yet, don't feel like it ATM. Of course both knew what the guy who asked was implying (jokingly).

    I was never there, not the hospital at least. So what, my mind still runs stable as hell?

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