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    1. Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming?

      My hardrives are filling with music, but most of my friends only use spotify, youtube or something like 'em. I do like spotify, and other streaming services for their convenience, but I still have...

      My hardrives are filling with music, but most of my friends only use spotify, youtube or something like 'em.

      I do like spotify, and other streaming services for their convenience, but I still have to have all my music physically on my harddrive. I'd rather use my customized foobar2000 to play my songs than any other proprietary player.
      Anyone here still stuck on the oldschool way?

      37 votes
    2. Recommendations for a simple video chat system for Grandma

      Grandma is understimulated in assisted living, and while Mom is looking into ways to either bunk with her, or drag her back to our place, I'm exploring other options. Her apartment does have...

      Grandma is understimulated in assisted living, and while Mom is looking into ways to either bunk with her, or drag her back to our place, I'm exploring other options. Her apartment does have wireless internet, so we could set up some sort of telepresence or video calling device, but even something as simple as a Relay or a KC2 isn't great, because it loses power, and needs to be explained to her.

      I'm thinking that we might have better luck with a Tablet or a PC solution, and I do have a Kindle Fire (5th Gen?) and an off brand Windows 10 tablet around, and I am open to a Pi Project or speciality devices, but it has to be simple enough to plug and play, and the dream would be if it could start a video chat without the receiver having to pick up, or at least as simple as a nurse being able to come in and start a call. Any suggestions?

      18 votes
    3. Suggestions for free video editing software

      I'm using OBS Studio to create some video tutorials. Nothing complicated, just me talking and demonstrating the steps on my screen. I essentially just need to slice up these recordings into clips,...

      I'm using OBS Studio to create some video tutorials. Nothing complicated, just me talking and demonstrating the steps on my screen.

      I essentially just need to slice up these recordings into clips, delete portions of the recordings where I mess up or there are long pauses, and export it all as one video.

      I've used Premier in the past but I no longer have it. While I am pretty capable of learning how to use software, I would prefer something that doesn't have a huge learning curve.

      I need something that runs on either Windows or Linux and is free. Not "free trial" free, but actually free. Open source would be a plus but not a requirement.

      Feel free to recommend your favorite free video editor even if it doesn't meet all of my requirements, as maybe it will help someone else in the future.

      8 votes
    4. Which are your top five computer programs?

      In terms of Utility: It is useful! Reliability: It will always work when you need it to! Uniqueness: It gives you the option of doing things that would never have been necessary before it came...

      In terms of

      1. Utility: It is useful!
      2. Reliability: It will always work when you need it to!
      3. Uniqueness: It gives you the option of doing things that would never have been necessary before it came along.
      4. Aesthetic: It satisfies your sense of beauty: It gives you the same kind of feeling a painting or a poem would.
      5. Transcendence: It transcends the zeitgeist and is the simplest it can and thus ought to be.

      Mine are:

      1. Vim
      2. mutt
      3. The Lucas Arts point and click adventure games
      4. A Lisp interpreter
      5. grep
      32 votes