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What can tell me that I'm probably out of garbage bags?

After laughing seriously, I got to realize your question is quite reasonable! I don't really know if there is an app like this, however you can set up Excel to do this for you or even use a BI feature,...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

You need What did I say?: works on Windows: yes, requires .NET 4.5 constantly records the last X minutes of audio: yes, configurable time span in the background: once configured, the window ...
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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

NPackd is an open source package manager for windows, it is able to install/remove/upgrade programs unattended. NPackdCL is the command line tool that comes with NPackd, you can for example run this ...
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Get alerts with diffs of web-page changes

I found the free Android app Web Alert very useful for this case. It is also one of the very few that can work with webpages that require you to log-in beforehand or submit some form sheet.
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Android app that auto navigates automated telephone menus?

In the old days there was a hardware solution, most hardware modems can do this for you, especially fax modems - you had to read the manual but with the basic command set sending to the modem the ...
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GUI scripting for Linux

In Linux you can use the shell scripting (such as Bash) along with relevant command-line tools described below. xdotool This is a command-line tool for faking input from the mouse and keyboard. It ...
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What can tell me that I'm probably out of garbage bags?

You're going about it the wrong way. Instead of automating a reminder to buy some, just have them shipped to your house on a regular basis. The first thing that comes to mind is Alice.com, but that ...
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Software that automatically downloads videos you're watching

Probably not the original program you're looking for, but VideoCacheView offers similar functionality, in addition to being free. It basically scans your browser cache and lets you select which ...
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Android application to disable Wi-Fi while moving

To automate all things on my Droids, I use Tasker1. Like Steve with IFTTT, I didn't check with your specific situation – but given the fact that Tasker is the most powerful automation tool available ...
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Get alerts with diffs of web-page changes

I have been happily using https://www.changedetection.com/ for over 10 years now. Give it a URL and it will email you when any part of the page changes. "Since 1999 ChangeDetection.com has been ...
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Android app to check webpage for changes

The Android app Web Alert (http://www.webalert.me) is by far the best for automatically checking web pages for changes and receiving notifications. It has several more features: View diffs of the ...
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Android and iPhone app automation tools

Bharat Mane’s answer (on Software Quality Assurance & Testing SE): There are number of tools available in the market like:- a) Robotium b) Uiautomator c) Espresso d) Appium e) Calabash ...
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Android app to automatically send incoming SMS messages to a URL

I was needed the same functions so I created a simple SMS to URL Android forwarding App. Since Google refused to publish it in the Play Store, because it needed read SMS permission, you can install it ...
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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

Avast (free, Windows) has a module for that, but it doesn't support all applications: Also, if you activate automatic update, it will update without asking you.
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Program to automatically read Terms and Conditions

There is a service called Terms of Service; Didn't read on which gives you a rating on terms of services. It is available as a browser addon for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. It is at least ...
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Software to detect BPM and tag MP3 files

BPM Counter (Abyssmedia) is free (as in you-know-what) and will chew through thousands of MP3s analyzing the BPM and (if you check the option) insert this into the BPM tag. Has a decent GUI, works on ...
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Automate web login for Wi-Fi hotspots (captive portal) on Windows

There seem to be a number of options on how to do this. Unfortunately, there's no real pure Windows application. They all seem to rely on scripts and the like. As One of the SuperUser quetions ...
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Hourly screenshot taker

You can use Ardamax Keylogger: non-free Windows capture screenshots at regular intervals and can be configured not to capture screenshots when the system is idle: can specify the maximum log file:
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Real user web browsing simulation

I think you are looking for Sikuli. This tool will run at the first level to simulate a real user, whether on a webpage or a desktop application. I don't have a first user experience with this tool ...
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Real user web browsing simulation

There is also selenium which is specifically designed for web testing.
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Get alerts with diffs of web-page changes

I've been using two tools for that purpose so far: Initially I used urlwatch as a cron job which sends mail upon website changes. But it caused too many false positives for my taste and ignoring ...
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What software do I need to convert a pdf to text that can then be processed using regex to extract specific pieces of data?

It's possible to convert .pdf document to a text file. After doing that it should be possible to extract a piece of text depending on how regular will it be using regular expressions. You did not ...
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A program to make my computer do a certain thing on a website every 30 minutes for two days

Here are the options I can suggest (in no particular order): Selenium. This is an automation tool for web browsers. It is typically used by developers for running web site testing scripts, but can be ...
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Detect if a github pull-request on json file is valid?

What you need is the Github hook API. The basics are explained HERE. Webhooks allow you to build or set up integrations which subscribe to certain events on GitHub.com. When one of those events is ...
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Windows Tool for automatic regular screenshots

I just tried TimeSnapper Classic and it seems to meet all primary and secondary requirements.
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Automated full system backup solution that deletes old backup files as needed

If you are using Acronis Backup and Recovery 11 or 11.5 (and apparently v10 as well), there are advisories in the support section of the web site you've linked. Automatically deleting backups ...
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Automate taking screenshots of the same region on the screen

You could, assuming that the area of the screen that you need to screenshot is fixed, create an icon or shortcut for imagemagick such as magick convert screenshot: -crop 200x200+100+300 screenshot.png
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Lightweight buildserver for C++ project

Drone.io is pretty lightweight CI server. It is distributed as docker image and it is easy to setup. It also allows you to keep pipelines as code. In their guides there are examples for several ...
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PDF editing software for removal of dark scan margins

Try the following software: Unpaper [cmd-line tool, Cross-Platform] Post-processing tool for scanned sheets of paper, especially for book pages that have been scanned from previously created ...
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