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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2021, 13:41
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2021, 13:41
Sep 20, 2021, 13:41
 
I do have a couple of items in Google docs. But overall I prefer using Libre simply because I already give Google enough free information on me by using Gmail. Denying them my various spreadsheets and word documents is a minor victory for my privacy.
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Re: 9 free software copycats that work better than the real expensive programs.Re: Sunday Tech
Sep 20, 2021, 13:09
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Re: 9 free software copycats that work better than the real expensive programs.Re: Sunday Tech Sep 20, 2021, 13:09
Sep 20, 2021, 13:09
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 18:10:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 15:14:
The LibreOffice suite is the bomb.
Allows .xlsx, .docx, .dbf, etc. Even .xxx !

I think the Google suite will do the same thing, and you can do it right from your browser.
This. Outside of work, I rarely have to interact with these types of documents. When I do, using Google Docs is much easier than having a full office suite installed on my machine. That said though, if I had a need for it, I would certainly be using LibreOffice.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2021, 13:05
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2021, 13:05
Sep 20, 2021, 13:05
 
I currently use a 4K 40" monitor. At 2-3 feet away I can definately see the jagged edges of pixels. At 55", 8K makes sense for a monitor that's just a few feet from your face.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2021, 00:51
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2021, 00:51
Sep 20, 2021, 00:51
 
In the real world, only a small number of companies will ever use those type of monitors (granted your computer related/tech fields), but the mast majority that use monitors (grocery/convience stores etc) will use the cheapest barely functional models they can get. Not only that, but the hardware (either laptops or hardware stations) like we used at Amazon just can't handle having open 2 or 3 programs and a web browser with roughly 10 screens (along with whatever chat programs are being used). I got to throw together a "wish list" of things to really help our Logistics Dept with the work flow (like wide screen monitors, instead of using 2 or 3 crappy monitors) but the hardware would choke on it. Billion dollar company with a space program, using cutting edge 2010 technology at the biggest sort center (at the time).
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 21:47
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 21:47
Sep 19, 2021, 21:47
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An 8k monitor that big is basically equivalent to having 2x2 stacked 4k monitors, which is definitely a niche market for office use but it's nice that it exists at this price point. We are, however, still many years away from having 8k viable mid range gaming rigs. Current hardware can barely do 60fps with AI upscaling at 4k for AAA games and the result is a blurry mess. We'll be stuck at 4k for a while in gaming land until AMD and Nvidia come out with cards that have 4x the rendering power of current hardware.
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Re: How My Job Search Forced Me to Catch Up With Technology
Sep 19, 2021, 21:19
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Re: How My Job Search Forced Me to Catch Up With Technology Sep 19, 2021, 21:19
Sep 19, 2021, 21:19
 
*ugh* I am so freaking glad I never had to involve myself with "social media" during my career. I actually feel a bit sorry for people having to deal with that BS in order to get a job.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 21:12
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 21:12
Sep 19, 2021, 21:12
 
I use LibreOffice, VLC, Audacious, Audacity, Krita, GIMP, and Code among many pieces of FOSS software.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 20:37
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 20:37
Sep 19, 2021, 20:37
 
I’m a Dapper Dan pomade Irfanview man myself.
https://www.guru99.com/best-photo-image-viewer-windows.html
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 20:29
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 20:29
Sep 19, 2021, 20:29
 
Not in that list but something I have also used for a long, long time -- Faststone Image Viewer and Faststone Capture.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 20:22
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 20:22
Sep 19, 2021, 20:22
 
LibreOffice, VLC, GIMP, Audacity and many more.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 19:53
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 19:53
Sep 19, 2021, 19:53
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 16:29:
Yeah, I have been using LibreOffice for over a decade now. I haven't found any issues/problems with it yet. I've also been using VLC for a LONG time...
Yep, VLC is fantastic.
For newbies, press the "A" key for super easy changes in screen format.
Try 2.21.1 for 16/10 screens, etc.
Beware, find the correct one and avoid screen cropping.
Also try the "C" key if warranted.

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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:55
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:55
Sep 19, 2021, 18:55
 
Windows 11 has advanced hardware security.
Here's how to get it in Windows 10 today.

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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:53
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:53
Sep 19, 2021, 18:53
 
Laughing Man wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 18:28:
Please share with us where you came up with the 2% number.

Slightly less than 2% if 8K is in the "Other " category and that probably has all sorts of other non-standard resolutions mixed in to that 2% so it's probably significantly less than 2%.

Even 4K is still less than 2%.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:28
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:28
Sep 19, 2021, 18:28
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 17:46:
This nonsense on 8k monitors is a joke. 98% of people that use monitors can't tell the difference nor has any need for such. The 2% that can use it and notice the differences is not a very big number hence I hardly see any big changes coming.

Please share with us where you came up with the 2% number. Sorry you can't tell the difference and are super butthurt about it, but no one is making you buy an 8k monitor and it won't become the standard for quite some time. However there are those of us who adopted 4k early because we can see the difference or make use of the extra desk space and are eagerly awaiting 8k.

You fail to see the benefits of something like to this to security or even people with high workflow desktops working on multiple things at once. As someone who uses 3 4k monitors in my current setup, I would gladly upgrade to something like this to save on my own cables and desk space.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:13
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:13
Sep 19, 2021, 18:13
 
9 free software copycats that work better than the real expensive programs.

I use ShotCut for video editing. It's pretty powerful, and for what I use it for I haven't found any limitations. The article recommends DaVinci Resolve 17 though. Has anyone used both? Any advantages?
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:11
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:11
Sep 19, 2021, 18:11
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 18:01:
I doubt it is even 2%. What 8k content is there? You can barely find 4k content. It is technology for the sake of technology. That said, eventually, it could be useful -- but I'd give another 2-3 years at a minimum.
I give 8K a decade before there's enough content for it to justify adoption. It will be very niche until then.
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Re: 9 free software copycats that work better than the real expensive programs.Re: Sunday Tech
Sep 19, 2021, 18:10
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Re: 9 free software copycats that work better than the real expensive programs.Re: Sunday Tech Sep 19, 2021, 18:10
Sep 19, 2021, 18:10
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 15:14:
The LibreOffice suite is the bomb.
Allows .xlsx, .docx, .dbf, etc. Even .xxx !

I think the Google suite will do the same thing, and you can do it right from your browser.
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
― Charles Bukowski
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 18:01
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 18:01
Sep 19, 2021, 18:01
 
I doubt it is even 2%. What 8k content is there? You can barely find 4k content. It is technology for the sake of technology. That said, eventually, it could be useful -- but I'd give another 2-3 years at a minimum.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 17:46
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 17:46
Sep 19, 2021, 17:46
 
This nonsense on 8k monitors is a joke. 98% of people that use monitors can't tell the difference nor has any need for such. The 2% that can use it and notice the differences is not a very big number hence I hardly see any big changes coming.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2021, 17:33
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2021, 17:33
Sep 19, 2021, 17:33
 
Windows 11: let me post another clickbate neckbeard article about updating
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