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Been trying to figure out where the speckles of ink come from on my fingers now and then. My pen doesn't leak, no excessive ink anywhere that I can see. The cap is clean inside, too. I use a converter that pushes in snugly. (The pen is a Hero 901 fine nib.) I've wiped down all over the pen, and don't get any ink where I'm not supposed to - at the nib. My shirt pockets are clean. The cap snaps in very securely. I try to be gentle un-capping and capping, but I wonder if that action isn't doing a funky pressure thing or something when I do, causing the speckles. Strange, I know. Those aren't freckles on my finger, but the black ink speckles. Thoughts?
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In my experience, it depends on the nib and the paper. My worst offenders are my FA nib on my Pilot 912, and nearly all of my dip nibs on printer paper. I do have a Hero 616 that has been know to splatter. For that pen, I smoothed the nib out with some micro-mesh.

A good test would be to lay out some white tissue over your right hand when you write. The tissue will show you if there is any splatter.
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Is there a star finder app that works with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Nook - the kind you aim at the sky and it tells you what is in the field of view?
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I'm thinking that all of them need a compass sensor (as opposed to just the inertial sensor and/or GPS). It doesn't appear that this tablet has one.
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After dropping a perfectly good Hero 901 medium FP, I ordered another one - and a 901 fine  nib. I've never had a fine nib before. I don't expect perfection at $12 for both (stateside), but I do have a very good experience with the medium nib. Any thoughts on the Hero 901 fine nib version?
 
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Update:
 
The two Hero 901 pens I got are also good writers once I got them primed, just like the first one - smooth, consistent, no skipping, etc. I am using converters in both of them. I can't discern much difference (if any) between the fine and medium nibs when writing. Don't know if the fine is writing medium, the medium is writing fine, or meeting in the middle somewhere. <G> Doesn't matter, really. they are both doing very well - at a bargain price to boot.
 
One strange thing: The fine nib pen doesn't appear to have the Hero cap/clip. It says something like "Boscue" or something on the band with a number "91" on the opposite side. I'm thinking they put a cap from a different pen on it. No matter. It fits great.
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I got my Cameo's CB09 blade assembly in the mail yesterday. Glad I bought it. That thing is fantastic! Tried it on card stock and vinyl, and the ease and perfection with which it cuts the delicacies and intricacies are eye-opening. Love it!
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Thanks for the info!
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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I have a personal security system with multiple IP cameras. They can each use either JAVA or Activex to stream video (but I use them in JAVA mode). I also use Chrome browser, and have been using v.34. The live video from those IP cameras required me to approve the JAVA manifest stuff before it would show me the video with v.34, but it did stream it. This evening I tried the Chrome update again - v.42. When I tried to view my video streams, I get the error that the plugin is not supported. Installing the JAVA Browser Plugin in the software center didn't help. There is no indication of which plugin is needed.
 
The command "java -version" shows:
 
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
  
I'd like to stay current on Chrome versions/updates, but I'll go back to v.34 if I can't get my video stream to show on my cameras. I'll have to put up with the IcedTea/JAVA Manifest file annoyance, but at least I'll be able to see them.
 
First of all, what would I need to do in Chrome v.42 to be able to see JAVA video streams - or even a way to use Activex format?
 
Lacking that, for Chrome v.34 - is there a way around having to approve JAVA showing my video streams without hitting the button every time it goes to the video frame? It's not an option to go back to the camera manufacturer and get them to change their software or firmware. These cameras are obsolete in their eyes and they won't support them.
 
Thanks in advance for any input.
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chrome://chrome-urls -> Flags -> search something with NPAPI / Netscape API. Or something like this.
Google switched off old API for external plugins like Java-applet or external flash players by default.

But until ~September you can switch on it back. After summer they will remove that support as deprecated. So you have to change something in your system.
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I took a haitus from FireFox for a while. I went to Chrome and have been using it exclusively for some time. When Chrome dropped their NPAPI support, I lost the ability to have complete access to sites and servers that were important to me. For now, I am back with FF. If FF drops NPAPI compatibility in the future, I will leave again.

I don't use Windows. I use Linux. Backward compatibility is one of the many reasons I don't use Windows.
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Windows is a security risk, too, but they still publish it. If my security cameras go by the wayside, that is a security risk to me too.
 
The vendor doesn't support it any more. Tech changes too fast. State of the art today, obsolete in 3 or 4 years.
 
This is a FF community. I posted that this issue is what brought me back to FF. As long as they accommodate this NPAPI, I'll use FF. I know why they are dumping it. I also know they could  write more secure software to provide the functions to retain backward compatibility safely.
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June 27, 2015
Red Tail Hawk
Palo Duro Canyon, TX.
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Anybody know how to take a screenshot on the Nook Samsung Tab 4 10.1?
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Found an easier way. Swipe the side of your hand from right-to - let or left-to-right.
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I think I just screwed up one of my best writers - a Hero 901.
 
I dropped it.  :(
 
It did not hit on the nib, but rather flat on its side. (I watched it fall in slow motion every inch of the way.) Where it used to write smooth and consistent, it's bad about skipping now. I could kick myself....again.
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Thanks, guys. Might have to get a couple more of them and hope they write as well.
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Here's a quickie job I did at a coworker's request over the weekend. Two wine glasses - identical, but with different names.
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I have Trusty 64-bit Desktop installed. Which [server] packages will I need to install before Zoneminder can be installed/used?
 
TIA.
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If u have a ruoter with dhcp u Can assign static ip on ruoter instead of change interface on Ubuntu. On sever you need to install apache2. If u have Ubuntu 15.10 service script in /etc/init.d/ may not work because it use systemd so you had to write zoneminder.service in /etc/systemd/system/ look http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_Server_14.10_64-bit_server_with_Zoneminder_to_use_systemd
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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I have a personal security system with multiple IP cameras. They can each use either JAVA or Activex to stream video (but I use them in JAVA mode). I also use Chrome browser, and have been using v.34. The live video from those IP cameras required me to approve the JAVA manifest stuff before it would show me the video with v.34, but it did stream it. This evening I tried the Chrome update again - v.42. When I tried to view my video streams, I get the error that the plugin is not supported. Installing the JAVA Browser Plugin in the software center didn't help. There is no indication of which plugin is needed.
 
The command "java -version" shows:
 
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
  
I'd like to stay current on Chrome versions/updates, but I'll go back to v.34 if I can't get my video stream to show on my cameras. I'll have to put up with the IcedTea/JAVA Manifest file annoyance, but at least I'll be able to see them.
 
First of all, what would I need to do in Chrome v.42 to be able to see JAVA video streams - or even a way to use Activex format?
 
Lacking that, for Chrome v.34 - is there a way around having to approve JAVA showing my video streams without hitting the button every time it goes to the video frame? It's not an option to go back to the camera manufacturer and get them to change their software or firmware. These cameras are obsolete in their eyes and they won't support them.
 
Thanks in advance for any input.
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I tried that. Didn't find the enable flag in it, even by searching.
 
I resigned myself to re-installing v.34 for now. I'm going to have to look at other options - like trying to make ZoneMinder work. That, or just use my Android tablet for live streaming.
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