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by drac
2015 Dec 29, 00:49
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Kilmatead, Mentioning C and “a real language” in the same sentence suggests a lack of programming prowess. There is only ONE “real” language and that is machine code (assembler). Any high level language (and that is what C is) cannot be termed a “real” language. Sure, programming snobs may look down...
by drac
2015 Dec 27, 21:40
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

I would love to watch you edit text written on a stone tablet! Even changing text on paper is far from simple. I am NOT saying WYSIWYG is a bad thing. But I AM saying it makes it possible for the intellectually inferior to participate in the computer phenomenon. I will not got started about all the ...
by drac
2015 Dec 25, 20:48
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Kilmatead, Having taken a typing class in high school, I could type with all 10 fingers by the time I discovered computers. But I did have many colleagues who, like you, used fewer digits than God supplied. And, like you, their speed was amazing. It mirrored the competition on early minicomputers be...
by drac
2015 Dec 24, 20:15
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: deskrule 1106 beta
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: deskrule 1106 beta

Kilmatead, While you did say "text editor" and technically WordStar is a word processor - one of the first and arguably THE best of breed in either category, WordStar did NOT use F3. Back in the day when the intelligence required to use a computer resided on the human side, unlike today where most o...
by drac
2015 Nov 22, 21:16
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: how to sort
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: how to sort

Other file managers provide that sort option, I am sure Nikos has the talent to provide it as well. The only question is whether he has the time and desire to make the changes needed. Possibly there are higher priority features that he thinks deserve his attention before this one.
by drac
2015 Oct 20, 20:02
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Syncing folders that have renamed files and subfolders
Replies: 22
Views: 3561

Re: Syncing folders that have renamed files and subfolders

Actually, such flip-flops would make you right at home in the top echelons of American politicians.
by drac
2015 May 23, 20:43
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

I am not good with some acronyms. LOL, I get, PM is meaningless to me (though I now understand it means private message).

I agree this has become a pointless debate. So consider it over. Nice picture, BTW (another acronym I know).
by drac
2015 May 22, 19:28
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

I actually acknowledged that there IS a fine difference between emotions and feelings. And even included a link to an article about the topic. What I don't agree with (and DO believe I am right about) is that you seem to not grasp the difference between feelings/emotions (which are internal) and act...
by drac
2015 May 21, 22:55
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

I have tried to explain this, twice. Apparently I have not done a good job. I will make one more attempt at it. I used the term "emotionally ugly" to differentiate my point from a physically ugly person. Of course what is ugly? One person's ugly is another person's beautiful. So the term is certainl...
by drac
2015 May 21, 22:29
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Re: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean

Thank you for your support and tolerance. I can promise that I will remain civil. I respect people (though I don't suffer fools gladly) and treat them with respect (even if I don't know them). Unlike trust, which I not give freely - it must be earned, I start out respecting a person until such time ...
by drac
2015 May 20, 22:41
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

I am the proud and happy owner of an Echo. I have had it for several months. It is a great product (especially for $99) and it keeps getting better as Amazon adds new features every week or two. It is not going to win a completion with Siri or Cortana - YET. It has been getting very good reviews fro...
by drac
2015 May 20, 22:22
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Re: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean

pschroeter, sorry for high jacking your thread :oops:

Pj, thanks for the added info on SSD's. I think anyone using an SSD should have multiple good backups going back several weeks or more.
by drac
2015 May 19, 21:51
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

Kilmatead, yes, people like thinking their rosy thoughts, it makes them happy. And much to my dismay, a whole lot of people think being happy is the purpose of life. I disagree - but do not find many people that will admit to agreeing with me. I also believe that people can have their own "purpose o...
by drac
2015 May 19, 21:12
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Re: What does “fast search” in xplorer² Ultimate mean

You may have missed the "pun" (I am not sure the word applies here) though I would think sarcasm is more appropriate. I have a very difficult time conveying sarcasm via text. Either it is too concealed or too obvious. I guess it is all in the look or vocal inflection and I should just give up trying...
by drac
2015 May 18, 23:11
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: browse compressed archives - now final!
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

Re: browse compressed archives - now final!

dmattote, we share similar backgrounds - as I, too, started working with computers that filled rooms. I did not use it (it was actually before my time) but I was able to stand INSIDE a computer. It was a vacuum tube unit that required internal access to change tubes when they failed. I also worked w...