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I've already angered some experts w legal questions :D - not - I know I shouldn't hope for such binding certainty w, basically, friends!
If I put in a game, a character, npc called Brad Pitt, I'd get in trouble, but how strict are they on similar names,

like, Bradd McPitt, or Ranakin Slywalker? How does a similar character look factor. Space Quest III had the Vader v Obi-Wan duel in their hangar, briefly. I'm sure Sierra got legal permission. I think I saw that if you make a character that is in all black, helmet and laser sword, that is a no-no. What about a dead ringer for an Alien? (xenomorph)
What should I know!?
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I'm trying to get javascript to work in eclipse

I have this code from a youtube, but eclipse won't run it, saying

"The selection can not be launched, and there are no recent launches"
that sounds like I never had it set up correctly.
It used to say that it couldn't find a JRE.

Here is the javascript from the example: both html and javascript below
do I need a static void main

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset = "ISO-8859-1">
<title> JSPO title</title>
<script type = "text/javascript" src = "firstjsp.js"> </script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript"> alert(add(200,100))</script>

</body>
</html>

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simple Javascript:
function add(a,b) {
	return a+b;
}

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What might I be missing?
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I play Kerbal Space Program quite a lot but I bought it through Steam. Is there a way to get rid of the bloatware Steam launcher and run the bare game?

The shortcut used to run it currently has steam://rungameid/220200 as an URL.
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My last Disney question concerned their ruthlessness protecting their IP.
This one concerns how seriously they take criticism.
They sued an elderly couple in Florida for $1000,000 for using an image of Mickey on their kindergarten wall.

Obviously, if they were super sensitive about criticism, Youtube would be buried in lawsuits concerning fan mega-criticism of Star Wars.
Would they be as ruthless concerning an inconspicuous site criticizing their Star wars decisions and plans?
My dad said it's just free-speech and they cant do anything (no IP infringement) I won't use any images on the site.
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This simple Pygame window init and fill doesn't work. .
why?
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import pygame, time
class ChessEngine:
    def __init__(self):

        pygame.init()
        (width, height) = (1300, 600)
        screen = pygame.display.set_mode((width, height))

        screen.fill((0, 0, 0))
        pygame.draw.line(screen, (0, 0, 255), (0, 0), (639, 479))
        pygame.draw.aaline(screen, (0, 0, 255), (639, 0), (0, 479))
        pygame.display.flip()



C = ChessEngine()
time.sleep(30)

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I am trying to use a ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 motherboard along with Wirecast and was told that my built-in graphics card, the Radeon 3000, will only support DirectX 10.  I need at least DirectX 11 to run Wirecast, so I just want to make sure that I understand this correctly.  

It seems the only expansion slots on this machine are:
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

Is there even an external PCI graphics card that can run DirectX 11 or do I just build another computer?
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I run a VRBO in Bethany Beach, Delaware and it gets decent traction, adjacent to the Salt Pond
Do you know or think if I made it a golf-VRBO, ie if you stay here, you get total access to the Salt Pond golf course?
Or do you think people only go to VRBO's to go to the beach? - The golf course dude phoned me and said as much.
There is a deal on summer packages tomorrow that I could capitalize on. Golfers could make it a visit?

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I plan to start recording my gaming sessions. What would be a good internal HDD (or SSD, whatever) for that? I only have one drive slot left in my desktop computer. I imagine that write speeds and write durability would be the main criteria for that task. I don't plan on keeping the recorded sessions for very long so I don't think I need tons of space. This drive would be exclusively used for this purpose.
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I'm getting a new laptop in the mail this week. It comes with Windows pre-installed. I'm Windows-averse. I'm going to use some flavor of *nix as my primary OS.

Now there are certain Windows games that aren't available on Linux that my daughter wants to play. So I'll be keeping some form of Windows around, strictly for gaming purposes. My preference would be to run Windows in a VM on Ubuntu. However, I've seen mixed reviews in terms of this being feasible when it comes to gaming -- especially with modern games.

Anyone here have any success with running Windows in a VM with modern games? Or is Dual-Boot the only way to go when gaming is a concern?
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I'd like to do a vid of some of my expectations for the Last Jedi Star Wars episode 8, and why it was a cluster-dunk and what I would have done.
I will do it in Anime, no pics of Daisy, Adam or John, just Hand Drawn Anime similarity. Macromedia Flash

Will Ryan Johnson and his Disney legal hydralisks track me down and redecorate my house with my intestines?
They sued a day care for having postings that looked similar to Tigger and Eyore for $1000,000 (Mike Meyers, Dr. Evil, ahem)
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If I change Luke Skywalker to Matthew Herbertson and Ben Kenobi to Bill Genobili?
I read that a cartoon character can be copyrighted, and I'm certain that Disney has copyrighted a 25 year old girl wearing tattered cloth rags, with 3 hair circles on the back of her head - Rey.
Is there any way to do my own version of the story without being murdered, legally? I read that you can not copyright a story.

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Need to source a PC for a client. The video card is really important

 http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/system-requirements/10.1/index.html#//015100000094000000

Video/Graphics Adapter

Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Explorer Desktop

24-bit capable graphics accelerator
An OpenGL 2.0 or higher-compliant video card is required, with at least 64 MB video memory; however, 256 MB of video memory or higher is recommended. Shader Model 3.0.
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my windows 10 hp  computer now locking after every 10 minutes which i do not want after recent some update or upgrade that is pushed.
Earlier it used to lock after 1 hour based on option i set under "Power and sleep setting'

Please advise
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I know how ruthless Lucasfilm and Disney are with copyright infringements.

Would something like this indi -gogo attract their wrath?

here

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I play PC games a lot and I have a fairly powerful rig to do this, however, I want to monitor and record CPU and GPU temperatures and PSU voltages.  Is there a safe, high performance, low resource hogging program that I can run in the background while I do normal activities and most importantly PC gaming?  I want it to be able to record these readings so I can study the readouts over the course of several days/weeks and under different load scenarios from no activity to normal to PC gaming.

Here are my rig specs:
Asus Maximus Hero VIII Intel Z170 based chipset, ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor, 4-core @ 4.0GHz with HT, 8MB L3 Cache
16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400MHz (2 x 8GB), CAS 16 latency, low voltage
EVGA GTX 1080Ti GDDR5 ICX Cooling 11GB VRAM
512GB Samsung 950 Pro PCIe 3.0 Solid-State Drive
Integrated Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 MBps)
650 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA Power Supply, 80Plus Gold Certified, > 90% efficiency
Windows 10
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Dark-net is supposed to be a page that is only accessible by certain users, right? Something about special software to perform the secret access/functions?
. . For secret access to communication and project software. I am certainly doing nothing illegal, just secret collaboration on a creative writing thing. We don't want our brilliant project developments to be found on Google.
Would I be able to skip the secret-software aspect and just use a wordpress page with pre-made secret accounts? no sign-up section That the content is invisible to unwanted, non-users?
at a page invisible to Google, like meaningless qrstvwxyz_abcd_efg.org? or 123_456_789.org?
the front page could be totally blank, with just login text-fields
And it is normal wordpress inside?
That would suit me! A multi user chat system would be awesome! Would video conference be possible in WP - optimal! - - Plugins seem plausible.

Ideas?
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I was playing Fortnite BR recently and i got an error that kicked me out of the game and the error said "You were removed from the match due to internet lag, your IP or machine, VPN usage, or for cheating. We recommend not utilizing VPN or proxy services while attempting to play fortnite." I tried to get help from support about this bug but the support for epic games is absolute trash and did not provide me with any assistance, so i just turn off my computer and go to bed. The next day i try to log in to my epic games account and I get a message saying my account has been disabled. Which is very disconcerting to me i went to support again time after time after time only getting bot replys, then trying to call the number for epic games which tells me to go to there support center.  I really need some help here i cant play on any other accounts I'm assuming they machine banned me, but i was wrongfully banned. However i can't debate this issue with anybody because every time i go to support all i get is a bot reply. The reason why I'm coming here is because i saw a similar post about this and was hoping that someone could help me as well, after putting a lot of money into this game and time, and getting banned for no reason its absolutely stupid.
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I have a pair of Monster Isport headphones that are under warranty and in need of support. The number I have for Monster Inc. is: 1-877-800-8989.
It doesn't matter when I try to reach customer support they are never available.

I've tried several times to make my request known to them via their online form. No one has responded to my request.

Maybe I'm missing the point, but I am unable to reach anyone that can help me fix my headphones.

By chance, would anyone of you have a different telephone number I can use to contact Monster customer support?
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I'd like to give my pupils, several homeschoolers in my neighborhood access to my web-space, but I don't want them to be able to alter or destroy my work. I'd like them to each have their own control panel for their own work /web-site/ sub-account on my account.

Is this completely normal functionality?

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hi
nees suggestion for good games that one can play with friends online together each on their android mobile.

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Hi,
I recently downloaded the GRID 2 dmg file. GRID 2 is a game - GRID 2 Reloaded Edition.dmg
Installed on my mac and followed the steps but getting error.
Here are the steps -
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What could be the reason for this error.
How do i fix it
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Hello.

I want to make a snake game using DELPHI. The basic, the snake eats the apple and it grows longer. I have the apple generating in random places. The only thing that I cant get is the delay. So i need the blocks to follow the first block in a train effect, but so far they are all stuck together and when I change direction they all move together instead of being in a 'train' effect.

Can anyone help me? I don't know if the explanation was detailed enough.
Many Thanks
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My Python chess GUI is coming on well.
The 8x8, black and white is perfectly structured, colored at a changeable square_size

The white squares are just the white window background.
However, my transparent pieces don't render on a black square (rectangle draw.rect)
They are pasted under it! I can move the piece location by a few pixels, and see it emerge slowly from under the black square.

Is this a known issue?

Here is my relevant code, there is no code between them

pygame.draw.rect(screen, square_color, (x*square_size,y*square_size,square_size,square_size), 0)
       
            screen.blit(white_king,(x*square_size,y*square_size))

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For my Python RTS / MOBA server,

I am at a decision where I should either make a class for reading UDP activity updates from the clients over TCP activity ( a failsafe)
Should I have a UDPlistener class and a TCPlistener class?
or should I have a packetListener class with a UDPlisten method and  also, a TCPlisten method? - that are each made into Threads?
I think an all-in-one approach would make linking into the game smoother?

both would work, but which would look best? Is Python better suited to one?

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I am wondering whether to buy a 240Hz monitor for my sons to use for gaming.  How does fps relate to refresh rate? One has a GTX 750Ti and the other has a GTX 960. Both of them say that they are capable of a 240Hz refresh rate but when they play their games they never seem to get an fps of more than about 170. Does that mean that the graphics card would be able to cause a 240Hz monitor to refresh at 240Hz but that the change in image would actually only occur 170 times per second - a bit like having the monitor sample 240 time per second an image that is changing 170 times per second?

Essentially, does this mean that until they get a graphics card which is capable of an fps that is closer to 240, then a 144Hz monitor would perform in a similar way to a 240Hz monitor?

Thank you
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I have an iDrive subscription, 2TB, with 2 accounts, mine and my mother.
We both need data backing up. me code en masse, 24/7, she paint en masse 8/7 not to mention diary and ladies/book/painting/prayer/garden clubs.

It looks like that having an account means one repository to backup into.
Whenever I backup my MacBook, it is a single entity, It doesn't do date-specific backups, right? I only get one restore data-set?
My mother will get her own one, also..
So, if we just backup whenever we need to, it should all work out?
She'll insist on doing it every night, FYI
I might do it once a week.
I was keeping my Python code files on iCloud. What are people doing? A mix of the two?

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Computer Games

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Computer games are video games played on a personal computer, mobile device or video game console. Their defining characteristics include a lack of any centralized controlling authority, a greater degree of user control over the video-gaming hardware and software used and a generally greater capacity in input, processing, and output.