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These are some excellent sounding features! Can’t wait to try them out.


Those are some memories! I don’t really have an answer to your question but thought I would share some of my own experiences.

I remember toying around with edonkey 2000 back in the day, but it was slow and I had dial up. I don’t believe I ever tried emule.

Direct Connect was really interesting, but as you said, search was somewhat limited.

I think I enjoyed Direct Connect because it was like the thrill of the hunt. You never really knew what you were going to find. I remember spending hours just combing through people’s share folders and finding all sorts of crazy things.

I also remember there was a decent anime community on there. I remember downloading tons of it.

I personally had better results with Kazaa. I used it for a couple of years and then moved to Sharaza and Ares.

Sharaza was a good catchall that searched or utilized multiple networks like Gnutella, Gnutella 2, bit torrent etc. It replaced multiple p2p programs for me.

Ares had its own network, I believe. I remember being able to find tons of stuff on there that I could not find on other networks. I also liked the fact that it could have irc style rooms that you could set up, join, and share.

Ares was really unique and I would probably still be using it if Bit torrent did not fulfill my needs.

Having said all that. Emule sounds like it had some great ideas and it’s sad to see they were not developed further.


Thats quite a few different codes. Some, like HCCB, I had completely forgotten about.


My sentiments exactly!

I fear all we can really do is try to educate people and hope they change their ways. Unfortunately this is not realistic from what I have seen. I talked about it constantly and I’ve had absolutely zero success.

Now many of my family members start to buy or use something plastic when a perfectly good alternative is available to them. They look over at me and say ‘I hope this doesn’t make you mad…’

They are literally more concerned with what I think rather than the seemingly unavoidable outcome of their plastic addiction.


@GmorktolemmurIs Lemmur dead?
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I was wondering the same thing. I was having issues with Lemmur and decided to log out and log back in. Unfortunately, when I log in it never fully loads. The circle just spins and spins and never logs me in. I even reinstalled the app but no luck.

It hasn’t been updated in months. It’s a shame as I thought it was an incredibly slick and aesthetically pleasing app. If it ever gets updated I’ll certainly come back, but in the meantime I’ll stick with the less slick looking but much more functional Jerboa.


I understand what you are saying. Echo Chambers are absolutely dangerous.

People need to be exposed to views that don’t necessarily align with theirs. That way they can expand their viewpoint.

Having said that, this is just one site among many. Not every website has to hold multiple views. Taking the internet as a whole, there are a variety of websites that people can get differing opinions and viewpoints.

Now that I think about it, it sounds good in theory but I know many far-right people that don’t attempt to look for alternative sources. They just keep delving down the same Rabbit Hole instead of looking for differing views. So you might be on to something.


Ha! Yeah. When said like that it does sound kind of funny.

I understand what you are saying, but this is to make it discreet. This way people don’t exactly know what it is until they scan it.

Basically I posted some flyers around work and got quite a rise out of everyone. When management found them they tore them all down.

There are QR codes all over the factory that I work at. So I wanted something that could blend in. Something that I could deploy on the back of stall doors in the bathrooms and on the sides of machinery and equipment that employees would discover over time and management would have a hell of a time finding them all.

Then when they think they have found them all I can go back and slap stickers on everything again.

My current QR code is linking to a telegram channel for employees to join, but I really wanted something with some permanence. So that’s why I was hoping I could encode information directly into a QR code and not just a URL.


What do you mean the opening text? Like the credits? All the animator names and stuff?

That is a decent amount of info. My issues so far has been the formatting of the text.

I downloaded a new camera app that is geared towards QR scanning. Someone suggested it in this thread. Perhaps it would have better results and fewer issues with formatting.

Thanks for the info!


That looks excellent!

It does not look like it is on the F-Droid store but I’ll check out your Google Play link. Thanks a lot.


Absolutely. That’s what I was getting at.

Being able to run down to my local postal Service and print out QR codes on stickers for next to nothing is much more realistic.

Whereas NFC or RFID would be more expensive, not as easy or convenient to replicate and the average person knows what to do when they see a QR code and that’s not necessarily true of RFID or NFC.


That’s just it though, it is very limited and has issues with even simple text. Tryp said in this thread that they had to download additional stuff in order to display the text in a QR code.

I had similar issues when scanning a text QR Code. Being a QR code, it opened my browser… Simple text was displayed in my search bar in linear fashion. So basic formatting of text to make an ASCII bar graph, for example is not possible.

Without basic formatting capabilities it’s almost useless for my purpose, unfortunately.


Think of a one-page flyer/poster JPEG that has textual information but also some bar graphs or pie charts to convey statistical information but discreetly disguised as a QR code.

All of the data would be contained in the QR code. This way it could work indefinitely… Rather than the QR code containing a URL and loading up a website so you don’t have to worry about the website going offline or being censored. Not to mention websites can be tracked back to the owner. There are digital footprints.

It appears that QR codes can do very limited textual information, but nothing to the scope of what I need.


That is something I had not considered.

QR codes could be deployed on stickers cheaply. This sounds like a more expensive endeavor, albiet an interesting one.

I don’t know much about in NFC or RFID. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the idea.


Awesome! Thanks for the in depth response and examples.

I’ll have to see if I can successfully decode your lemmy picture when I get home to my computer.

I learned alot today! Unfortunately I also learned that there are no ‘QR codes’ that can achieve the scope of what i wanted. 😭


Are you saying the people who scan the QR coad will have to manually convert the text back to an image?

Sounds cool, but perhaps not user friendly for others. Either way, I am on base64encoder.IO trying this out as we speak.

Thanks.


Looks like I’m having a similar issue to Tryp.

I found a program that lets me input text as a QR code but when it is scanned the text opens in the search box of my browser.

Everything is displayed in linear fashion and not organized as I type it.


That’s good to hear. I have seen plain text mention but have not I figured out how to achieve that. I have made several QR codes that link to URLs. Perhaps I need to try another program.

I was hoping for something a little more like a JPEG so I can put whatever I wanted into it, but worst case scenario sounds like I can go old school with plain text and ascii art. 🙃


Offline QR Code possibility?
Is there anything similar to a QR code that works offline? Say I have a flyer that I want to discreetly distribute and there is no internet. Is there something like a QR code that contains the data itself and not just a URL? This way someone with no data plan could scan the icon/code with an app and the unrecognizable bits and bytes from the icon/code would show up on their screen as a .JPEG of a flyer or something.

I remember regularly using multiple search engines back in the day.

I would use yahoo, altavista, hotbot and excite and get varied results depending on what I searched.

I have been using DDG exclusively for years with good result, but it appears I need to find a couple of other search engines to work into the mix.


Ha! Thats hilarious and amazing.

At least the all important question ‘Can it play Doom?’ has been answered.


I was thinking the same thing… I read the headline several times.