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Software, sites, etc
« on: Friday, 26 May, 2023 @ 15:56:39 »
Might be of interest: https://satellites.pro

Choice of four maps: Apple, Google, OpenStreetMap, Yandex in Satellite or Plan view (OSM in Plan only)

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 27 May, 2023 @ 22:22:32 »
Been mentioned before but new readers may not be aware of it, a website that bypasses paywalls on many websites: https://12ft.io/

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« Reply #2 on: Monday, 12 June, 2023 @ 23:26:08 »
All you never wanted to know about cookies: https://allaboutcookies.org

Best adblockers for Firefox: https://allaboutcookies.org/best-ad-blockers-for-firefox

Best adblockers for Google Chrome: https://allaboutcookies.org/best-ad-blockers-for-chrome

Might be worthwhile reading the short Advertiser Disclosure

Interesting which ones are recommended and which aren't.

There's a couple of test sites mentioned on the Firefox page, not sure about adblock-tester.com but coveryourtracks is OK.



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« Reply #3 on: Monday, 03 July, 2023 @ 15:10:47 »
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 03 July, 2023 @ 19:35:11 »
Fuel prices in Greece, looks to be updated fairly regularly:  KEFALONIA

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 13 July, 2023 @ 14:15:47 »
The latest scam alerts from Which?

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 19 July, 2023 @ 00:11:28 »
Flight delay and cancellation compensation article on moneysavingexpert.com

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« Reply #7 on: Friday, 01 September, 2023 @ 12:54:13 »
Snopes.com is well known for fact checking but mostly US news and hoaxes. 

FullFact.org is a UK-based registered charity that checks claims made by politicians, public institutions and journalists, as well as viral content online including Facebook posts. such as:

Missing children, lost dogs and escaped snakes: how hoax posts are swamping local Facebook groups

Lucy Letby is not in hospital after prison attack

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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 04 September, 2023 @ 10:36:47 »

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 16 November, 2023 @ 19:55:30 »
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12ft Ladder's demise shows news sites are wising up to freeloaders
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/tech/12ft-ladder-closes-paywall-bypass-alternatives-b1118009.html

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« Reply #10 on: Friday, 17 November, 2023 @ 00:22:34 »
Two web sites that may be of interest:

Wayback Machine: pop an article's URL in search bar and click 'BROWSE HISTORY' then click on date.
If the web page has been archived it will display a copy of the page, eg: https://web.archive.org

archive.today works in a similar way, e.g. https://archive.ph/MDo2y

If the page hasn't been archived then the site will attempt to archive it - this may take a minute or two.

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« Reply #11 on: Monday, 08 January, 2024 @ 02:27:19 »


Might be of interest, especially to those of us old enough to remember the Sinclair ZX and Spectrum, BBC Micro and the like:

Various classic Spectrum games on archive.org including Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and my favourite, Atic Atac.

No download required, games play in the browser.

You'll have to figure out the keys for yourself, except for Atic Atac which I've figured out as:

1. Keyboard: Q=left, W=right, E=down, R=up, T=fire, Z=pick up /drop
2. Kempston Joystick: Home=left, PgUp=up, PgDn=down, End=right, Ctrl=fire, Shift=pick up / drop
3. Cursor Joystick: ???

You'll need to use numbers on top row of keyboard, not on number pad.

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« Reply #12 on: Friday, 12 January, 2024 @ 22:44:11 »
An updated, 3D, free version of Atic Atac available for Windows, Mac and Linux: Melkhior's Mansion

I haven't been able to get the Linux version to work yet and don't use Windows or MacOS so try at own risk (of getting addicted).



https://youtu.be/SI3vzCNtVQY?si=57VBRBq57WsGb-Wk&t=1

Melkhior's Mansion FAQ

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« Reply #13 on: Friday, 12 January, 2024 @ 23:07:29 »
Linux Mint 21.3 'Virginia' released earlier today, .iso download (Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce) for fresh install available from linuxmint.com

Info on how to upgrade from Mint 21.2 'Victoria' to 21.3 'Virginia' will be posted on forums.linuxmint.com


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« Reply #14 on: Sunday, 14 January, 2024 @ 18:06:59 »
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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 21.3

It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 21, 21.1 and 21.2 to version 21.3

Upgrading to Linux Mint 21.3 is fast and easy.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4629

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 03 February, 2024 @ 20:24:07 »
An updated, 3D, free version of Atic Atac available for Windows, Mac and Linux: Melkhior's Mansion

I haven't been able to get the Linux version to work yet.

Works with Linux Mint if run in Lutris (available via Software Manager).

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 03 February, 2024 @ 20:43:03 »


No download needed, plays in browser: Space Invaders

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 14 February, 2024 @ 13:57:34 »
Had a mention before, I think, but a timely reminder may be of value in case anyone forgot it's Valentine's Day - charity ecards from https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/