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What free Android emulator do YOU use on Windows for running F-Droid APKs?



 
 
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Old January 4th 18, 08:28 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default What free Android emulator do YOU use on Windows for running F-Droid APKs?

John Doe is a known troll: nymshifter, starts bait threads, insulting or
flippant replies, attacks respondents that don't agree, feeds other
trolls, cross-posts into dump/garbage/unrelated groups.
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Old January 5th 18, 03:08 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Joe Scotch
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Default What free Android emulator do YOU use on Windows for running F-Droid APKs?

/nIn news
John Doe is a known troll: nymshifter, starts bait threads, insulting or
flippant replies, attacks respondents that don't agree, feeds other
trolls, cross-posts into dump/garbage/unrelated groups.


Oh. OK. I'll plonk him then. I thought he was serious at first, but then he
went off the edge pretty quickly. I'll stop responding to him.

Thanks for responding to my list of Android apps, where, I hadn't thought
about it much before you responded, but you proved to me that there's
really not a whole lot on Android that isn't already on Windows.

The one thing, I think, Android has over Windows, is the *simplicity* of
some apps, such as the sandtimer hourglass egg timer apps.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alaskalinuxuser.hourglass

I have never found that simplicity on Windows yet.
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Old January 5th 18, 05:58 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default What free Android emulator do YOU use on Windows for running F-Droid APKs?

Joe Scotch wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:

John Doe is a known troll: nymshifter, starts bait threads, insulting or
flippant replies, attacks respondents that don't agree, feeds other
trolls, cross-posts into dump/garbage/unrelated groups.


Oh. OK. I'll plonk him then. I thought he was serious at first, but then he
went off the edge pretty quickly. I'll stop responding to him.


I don't delete unwanted posts. I flag them as Ignored and then use a
Hide Ignored default view that hides ignore-flagged posts (and their
subthreads - if I don't care to see some posters then I also don't want
to see replies to them). If someone mentions something in a hidden
post, I can simply switch to the All Messages view. Sometimes I also
switch to the All Messages view to check my filters are working without
false positives. My client lets me test on all headers (overview and
non-overview) versus other clients that only let you test on the
overview headers, plus I get to use regex (regular expressions) to
better focus my filters on the targets to reduce false positives;
however, false positives do happen so I may have to tweak my regex
filters, plus trolls will nymshift or sockpuppet so I need to see all
messages to make sure the regex is more accurate.

I was checking my filters for false positives by using the All Messages
view when I saw you started to get snagged by John Doe. As with all
trolls, sometimes they forget to troll or decide to nice for an hour or
two. That is, even trolls might [accidentally] help. Hard to be nasty
all the time. Someone wanted to nominate me as a MVP (Microsoft
Valuable Professional) for my contributions in Usenet for almost 20
years. Nah, sometimes I decide not to be nice and didn't want to
tarnish the MVP community. I declined but appreciated the offer.

As you can see, there is no dearth of trolls as evidenced by Burford
exposing himself in his reply to me. He took his nym (but [overtly]
mispelled the first name) from the the idiot sheriff in "Smokey and the
Bandit"; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford_T._Justice and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY13jS9X9Lk. His nym is appropriate and
self-condemning. My filter's comment on him:

# BurfordTJustice: Floods with drivel/political/racist/flame posts,
cross-posts to garbage groups, feeds other trolls, picked a nym to
exhibit his deliberate moronity.

Thanks for responding to my list of Android apps, where, I hadn't thought
about it much before you responded, but you proved to me that there's
really not a whole lot on Android that isn't already on Windows.

The one thing, I think, Android has over Windows, is the *simplicity* of
some apps, such as the sandtimer hourglass egg timer apps.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id m.alaskalinuxuser.hourglass

I have never found that simplicity on Windows yet.


While not a robust timer (i.e., a simple one with a basic digital
display, no fansy cutsy graphics), I've used FreeWatch for a long time,
especially during online tech chats or tech calls to time how long they
put me on hold.

http://www2.whidbey.net/gordonf/FreeWatch/

It doesn't do much but then I've not needed a timer to do much. I've
seen stopwatch programs that let you have multiple timers going. There
should be loads of timer and/or alarm programs (some have portable
versions so you don't have to install to test the programs).

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search....rch_term=timer
http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search....rch_term=alarm

You might want to see my reply about using AirDroid. That eliminates
using an Android emulator and instead runs the Android app on its native
platform but lets you view it on your Windows PC. You run the Android
app on the smartphone. You can view it on Windows (or any platform and
anywhere by using a web browser using their web access method).
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Old January 6th 18, 05:00 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Joe Scotch
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Default What free Android emulator do YOU use on Windows for running F-Droid APKs?

/nIn , VanguardLH wrote:

I don't delete unwanted posts.


My Usenet interface is comprised of three things:
1. A telnet backend
2. A vi frontend
3. Scripts galore ported over the years from platform to platform

I have to manually put someone in my killfile, which is literally a
dictionary lookup file (like everything else), so, once I plonk someone
(which I rarely do), they're gonna be in there forever.

As an aside, you'll understand that a telnet approach to Usenet doesn't
care about nntp-related "headers"; headers are just a complication that is
randomly pulled out of a dictionary lookup.

The dictionary itself is not random, as I have to create those files by
hand, but they are simply lines inside of one of the many feeder files:

Here's a tiny snippet of the user-agent dictionary lookup, for example:
flnews/0.14 (for AIX)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/45.5.1
slrn/0.9.8.1 (FreeBSD)
tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (SunOS/5.10 (i86pc))
Forte Agent 1.93/32.576 English (American)
Xnews/2009.05.01
MicroPlanet-Gravity/3.0.4
XPN/1.2.6 (Street Spirit ; Linux)
Thoth/1.9.0 (Mac OS X)
Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.3790.1830
etc.

Come to think of it, I probably should update that list as they're getting
old and that will hurt my anonymity from the aggregator bots.

http://www2.whidbey.net/gordonf/FreeWatch/


Nice and simple, I agree. It's a stopwatch, not an alarm timer, but I
wasn't clear so that's understandable. I like that it runs on any Windows
and that the user interface is fast and clean. At first I wondered why
there was a "description" field but then I realized it runs as many as you
want concurrently so that's how to tell them apart.

It's a keeper for a stopwatch - but not a 10-minute type alarm timer.

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search....rch_term=timer
http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search....rch_term=alarm


Aaauuurrrgggghhh! Lists of lists of lists of lists of lists of lists.
The high expense of freeware is in all the mistakes in those lists!

You might want to see my reply about using AirDroid. That eliminates
using an Android emulator and instead runs the Android app on its native
platform but lets you view it on your Windows PC.


I saw that, and I appreciate the level of care, concern, and detail you put
into your very factual answers. I deplore these types of solutions, where,
really, all I really ever wanted was a New Pipe port to Windows.

I didn't really "want" to use an emulator - it just happened to be the only
solution that would run all of which New Pipe does, in a single app, on
Windows.

BTW, to prove that I can "learn", I did put AdBlock in my Windows browser
and I was amazed at how simple it was to do a before and after of YouTube
where those little yellow advertisement bars disappeared!

So AdBlock has its place - but I don't generally watch YouTube in a
browser, and I generally deplore browser-specific solutions.

But it does work. And it is simple. So kudos to AdBlock for that!

You run the Android
app on the smartphone. You can view it on Windows (or any platform and
anywhere by using a web browser using their web access method).


I think I used to do that with stuff like Kies and some Samsung Play apps
and my Motorola did that long ago (Motorola RAZR - that's how long ago it
was), but I deplore that approach philosophically.
 




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