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The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency, e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees… CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_92. If you can’t see the prices in your local currency, Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.

Java Iraq, Money, Religion, Ethics… Gay Roedy’s Health

Inconsistency In Depicting Crimes

Did you ever notice how oddly inconsistent North Americans are about depicting crimes?

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
Java Glossary

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Java Glossary and Computer Buyers’ glossary

The following essays and entries recently changed:

2016-06-25
  • sprite: A technique for more efficiently downloading many small images.
  • HTTP/2: A more efficient protocol to replace HTTP and SPDY.
  • AppData: Explanation of AppData\Roaming, AppData\Local and AppData\LocalLow.
  • DEP: Data Execution Prevention. A hardware security feature.
2016-06-232016-06-222016-06-21
  • root certificates: I have done quite a bit of work collecting the URLs where you can download root certificates from the original source.
2016-06-19
  • what3words: a scheme for compactly representing GPS latitude/longitude co-ordinates.
2016-06-18
  • *.reg files: Format of *.reg files and how to use them to modify the registry.
2016-06-16
  • SnapTime: Applet that behaves similar to a stopwatch. Designed to measure accuracy of time sources.
  • Ensure: Utility to ensure a list of files actually exist.
2016-06-14
  • array sort: Tidy Java source by sorting array initialisation lists.
2016-06-11
  • IObit: IObit utilities, including defragger.
  • Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes Anit-Malware, a review.
  • PC clocks: The clock chip in a PC and various more accurate replacements.
  • JPrep manual: Manual on the tool used to create colourised snippets.
2016-06-10
  • Progagate: Utility for replacing a chunk of text in a file, surrounded by delimiters, with text from another file similarly delimited. Copying part of a file.
2016-06-07
  • webstore: Hints on setting up a webstore.
  • case sort: Beautify Java source by sorting case labels in switch blocks.
2016-06-062016-05-31
  • deduping: Sample code for four ways to dedup a collection.
  • xcopy vs copy: Differences between xcopy and copy.
  • file explorer: Mainly ideas to improve the built-in file explorer.
2016-05-29
  • indexes: The indexes are now sorted in a slightly cleverer way, so that, for example, Windows 10 now comes after Windows 7.
  • Windows 10: Where to find various functions in Windows 10. The work is about 60% complete.
2016-05-28
  • OneDrive: Microsoft’s cloud storage scheme
2016-05-272016-05-26
  • FxVisor: Utility to get rid of arrows on your shortcut desktop icons.
2016-05-242016-05-232016-05-22
  • transcription: Software to let you transcribe voice to text. List of available packages with which formats they handle.
2016-05-20
  • Meinberg NTP: free utility to use accurate NTP to keep your PC clock bang on. Much better than W32time.exe.
  • ui: tips on user interfaces.
2016-05-19
  • regedit: Windows registry editor.
  • voice bank: Bank of voices so people can have unique synthesised voices.
  • cmd: The Windows command shell.
  • shells: various shells for Windows.
2016-05-112016-05-012016-04-252016-04-24
   
ethics

RSS feed for various ethical concerns
RSS feed for various ethical concerns

Ethics, Environment, Animal Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Money, Religion, Living Love, Esperanto and Deep Thoughts Essays

The following essays and entries recently changed:

2016-05-18
  • light bulbs: The advantages and disadvantages of the four types of light bulb.
   
Gay & Black Glossary

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RSS feed for the Gay and Black glossary

Gay & Black Glossary

I recently changed the following essays and entries:

2016-06-14
   
pills Roedy’s health

I am doing reasonably well with HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus). My new drugs are now holding down the HIV. Nausea and diarrhea are tolerable. I am not sleeping all the time. Last revised/verified: 2014-08-25

   
Public Domain Public Domain Status In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish. I don’t let people repost my material with a few exceptions (e.g. print or foreign languages). The problem is I am constantly changing everything and there is still no technology to keep all the other copies up to date.
   
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Parking Space

The big problem with cars is they take huge amounts of expensive real estate for roads and parking. There is no more urban land, so the only way to escape gridlock is to use computer-controlled cars that can be safely packed bumper to bumper, door to door, at high speeds. Cars can drive themselves to high-density parking when they are not needed, or cars can be shared in various types of pool so they don’t need to be parked, just used by someone else. The problem is by the time the political problems are solved to allow such a system, the price of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions will force us to abandon cars and trucks of any description. The car wastes huge amounts of energy with its rubber tires and dragging about a massive power train/batteries relative to the payload. In contrast, the electric train does not have to generate energy on-board because it can tap into the electric grid.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

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