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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Weird Router Issue Hoping someone has seen before on: Today at 12:52:11 AM
StoicJ.  The default gateway is the same whether wired or wireless.  It is the same router and shows being 10.0.50.1 no matter which connection is active.

Yes, as it typically is in these cases. The problem is that the routing table has to play 50/50 on which interface to access it through (because they'll both try to have priority). One registers, then the other one registers, then the first one registers again ...(this can go on for days)... Then they both miss...
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 23, 2014, 06:26:04 PM
^ I'll take the bait:

what did these people use before bitcoin?

Nothing, crime didn't even exist before Bitcoins were created. But instantly after their manifestation the entire planet en masse went criminally insane.

what would they use if there were no bitcoin?

They'd all have to go back to swapping hen weights and handjobs.

 cheesy
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'd like to get a Windows Tablet: help me decide. on: July 23, 2014, 12:09:55 PM
I also like the fact that i can use my software like pdf xchange etc, which i prefer over my android reader (ezpdf). 

Do they have a native app?  If not... don't really plan to use it.  Non-native app use sucks unless you're not in tablet mode, i.e. have a keyboard installed.
really why?  no it's not native.  just regular.  I don't understand what could suck.

I think he's referring to the tablet required Finger Friendly Factor. I love the PDF Xchange application version for DT use, and am about to switch to it here at work on my 8.1p workstation. I did my best to make peace with the native Metro PDF viewer, but it just annoys the hell out of me (can't search/print/move the damn thing).

 So you're saying that PDF Xchange has an app version??
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 23, 2014, 11:45:10 AM
it's like drinking warm piss. Oh... got a story about that, but, maybe later.

You got a story about drinking warm piss?!? O_o ...Was this during a trip to Brazil by chance??
5  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Extra Credits: Propaganda Games & Why Games Do Cthulhu Wrong on: July 22, 2014, 06:59:36 AM
While it's an interesting philosophical debate on the sanctity of a mythological "force" ... I gotta go with tomos on this. It's a game. It's supposed to by fun. There's plenty of time and opportunity IRL to deeply grasp just how badly life can incredibly and pointlessly suck ... It doesn't need to be feathered in for entertainment value.

This is why the original Grimm's fairy tails - which really were - got touched up a bit and given happy endings. Because cautionary tales don't have to be aphoristic and horrifying.
6  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Data not being written to MySQL DB on: July 21, 2014, 10:07:03 PM
Both lines of the $query are needed. The "VALUES..." needs to be concatenated with the dot operator to the previous line, because you must match values to the number of column parameters passed into the table.

Yes, knew that part (familiar with SQL). I'm just not sure it's syntactically correct, as I've only seen a plain '.' used with echo direct to page...never for a query string build.
7  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Data not being written to MySQL DB on: July 21, 2014, 09:30:16 PM
Its been awhile since I've done any PHP, but shouldn't:
$query = "INSERT INTO proofreading_sought (firstname, lastname, email) " .
      "VALUES ($first, $last, $theMail)";

Be:
$query = "INSERT INTO proofreading_sought (firstname, lastname, email) ";
$query.= "VALUES ($first, $last, $theMail)";

other thing that looked odd was:
$dbc = @mysqli_connect($mysql_host,$mysql_user,$mysql_password,$mysql_database)
      or die("Failed to connect to the database...");

or should be || as in:
$dbc = @mysqli_connect($mysql_host,$mysql_user,$mysql_password,$mysql_database)
      || die("Failed to connect to the database...");
8  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Data not being written to MySQL DB on: July 21, 2014, 04:54:11 PM
php_xslt.dll has nothing to do with MySQL that I know of. One Quick-N-Dirty trick I've used a few times is to have a page echo the MySQL query to the page (and then stop) so I can then either just see what's happening (/missing at run time), or then paste it into a PHPMyAdmin prompt to see if I can get an error or successful result set of 0.

It's saved me much anguish over stupid (leading spaces in values etc.) mistakes.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: The future of networking - resources for: SDN, OpenFlow and Mininet on: July 19, 2014, 11:24:08 PM
But in my (simple) way of thinking, does this not introduce a single point-of-failure? Where a virus or malware can take your complete network hostage?

I haven't had time to watch the either video, but I'm inclined to say yes. Much like one bad stick of RAM can torch 20+ virtual servers... *Shrug* ...It's a risk/reward thing.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Weird Router Issue Hoping someone has seen before on: July 18, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
You're only supposed to have one default gateway. But with the configuration you describe you actually have two different default gateways identified as the same target. This configuration is not supposed to work.

We have several HP AIOs at the office that are connected to the internal Gb wired network, but also have built in wireless adapters. Every now and then one of them (through no fault of the user... {Ha!}) will end up with a running wireless connection, and a bunch of connection issues.

Point being...just because Windows has gotten better at compensating for this rather typical configuration booboo it doesn't mean it's supposed ever to happen, or the right way to do something.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2014, 09:33:45 AM
Shit ... I didn't have time to read or even see the article, so I just fired from the hip as the behavior wouldn't be out of either parties lack of character.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 18, 2014, 06:42:36 AM
Which proves my long time assertion that after a certain level of power everything comes full circle back to the childish playground rules, and street posturing.

Guy gets arrested for allegedly having gay cooties... wallbash
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming? on: July 14, 2014, 06:53:12 AM
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"A certain government agency in town actually purchased 645 of these chairs, for [use] nationwide," he says. "Tremendous amount of demand."

"Tremendous amount"? Err... Moving right along...

Leave it to the government to throw wads of cash at the wrong problem.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 13, 2014, 01:28:27 PM
Quote from:  Stoic Joker on Today at 01:17:18 PM
40... This is turning into almost conditioned response to Ren and I getting together on something. cheesy

 huh Ok...If that's the way it's being taken, or starting to sound, then perhaps I'd best just leave the two of you to it.

I'm out.  smiley

Onward!

*Sigh* I didn't say it was good or bad (because it isn't), I was simply pointing out that it is. I realize that you have a background that involves apparently many (or enough) IRL protests for you to take a particularly seasoned view of said behavior. And that's fine ... It's also a good part of why I value your input in discussions of this type. I just suspect that at times passion may occasionally come across as bloodlust (yes I know it can be a fucking fine line cheesy) when it's really not the objective. Best I can tell, the actual objective is to maintain the scant few parts of the status quo that don't totally suck.

You labeled Ren as a bit of a romantic not long ago, implying he viewed the world as an epic battle of good vs. evil. And while I agree with the assessment, It's also one of the things I both share with and like about him. I also understand the long game style approach that you appear to be taking. The problem is that if we - and by that I really do mean the three of us in a micro cosmic sense - can't agree on WTF should be done next ... Then we really are (as a big picture of all mankind) collectively doomed.

You dig?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 13, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
Remember the concept of the self fulfilling prophecy, and add to that the knowledge that no one really has any power over you unless you give it to them. If we continuously function solely based on the assumption that TPTB have total control over everything ... Then they very soon really will. And we will all die very quietly whenever and wherever we are told too.

^ THIS!

Lest what I am saying be misconstrued, I'll spell it out a little more bluntly...

As a product of the anti-war (Viet Nam) era I too say "speak truth to power."

...

As Franklin so succinctly put it: We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Something to think about when it comes to pushing for disruptive change.
 smiley

40... This is turning into almost conditioned response to Ren and I getting together on something. cheesy There is after all a vast amount of middle ground between totally subjugated obsequence and rioting in the streets (Personally I think we're a bit too close to the first one..). Not to mention that if you look at it from a bit of a distance, the only really disruptive change being effected is the consistent downward spiraling push towards a surveillance state.

So... Much like the SOPA/PIPA/ACTA thread implies by its mere existence. Instead of just believing what were told - since the real truth is out there - whenever one of these idiotic constitutional violations shows its head .... We The People respond by making every governmental Email server explode instantaneously with the sheer volume of Email screaming NO THE HELL YOU DON'T!! And we continue to keep it up until those that keep trying to push it through get the message as their voted out ass is now job hunting.

It's really just a few clicks up from passive resistance, but it's damn sure a good place to start...and it seems to be working so far (according to the thread mentioned earlier).

The only problem lies in people weakening and falling for some bullshit "For the Children" line that allows these vermin to burrow deeper into the dark. Haul their happy ass out into the sunshine...and if their albino asses bust into flames like a vampire ... Hay WTF ... Like they always say, omelets gotta get made somehow..
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 12, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
Just like that other great piece of technology that was supposed to liberate us all and serve as the absolute check on the power government: the Internet.

The intelligence agencies of the world are still laughing themselves to silly over that one.

Are they? I'm not so sure. Yes, they have done a fine job of playing catch-up ... But they're now where near the front of the pack of who control the information flow. Case in point, we're currently two from the USA nobodies, that are having a conversation with a guy in Australia, while folks from all over the planet watch and can chime in ... That's hardly restrictive.

Now yes, yes, yes ... I'm sure there are plenty of malevolent bits of garbage that are also cataloging the discussion in some subterranean bunker for the expressed purpose of "stamping-out-evil" or some other brand of stunning bullshit. But the point is the tightly spin controlled to the point of being Spoon Feed Crap by the MSM TPTB had on people is a 50s era thing of the past ... Because the truth really is out there to be had by anyone with the compunction to do a Google search.

Remember the concept of the self fulfilling prophecy, and add to that the knowledge that no one really has any power over you unless you give it to them. If we continuously function solely based on the assumption that TPTB have total control over everything ... Then they very soon really will. And we will all die very quietly whenever and wherever we are told too.

As a byproduct of the 70s, I saw Screw the Man! ...And I always will.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Pro on: July 10, 2014, 10:10:03 PM
Yes, but there are always those odd occasions where the OEM media has been lost - or was never provided - and the machine needs to be flattened/reloaded. Previously Dell media has always been the cleanest fallback when paired up with another OEM's COA key. So a totally legal repair that doesn't leave the client hanging for days waiting on a disk, or hemorrhaging stupid money for overnight shipping.

The behavior surrounding 8/8.1 implies that the paying customer must suffer the time/money loss to protect the poor starving corporation... This is simply unacceptable.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Pro on: July 10, 2014, 05:15:28 PM
^ My bad. I just assumed he wasn't using a full retail copy. OP updated. embarassed

I had the same initial reaction (/answer), but didn't have time to post it. However in retrospect I don't actually recall seeing a OEM COA with a Product Key on any of the new Windows 8 machines I've encountered. So are you saying that there is no "latitude" in the OEM self activation scheme?
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: which forums you use for PC troubleshooting? on: July 10, 2014, 05:06:36 PM
"A problem well stated is a problem half-solved"

I don't use any specific forums other than EventID.net. Everything else is generally an attempt to separate nomenclature from lingo in an attempt to synthesizing a correct way of phrasing the issue. Once that is done, much of the idiot suggestions (e.g. noise) disappear allowing a solution to be found with a Bing or Google search.

It truly is amazing how you can search on a problem for days with no results, and then after rephrasing the question a bit...find hundreds of references to the correct answer.
20  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: friend can't run progs made with .net 4.5 on his XP machine on: July 03, 2014, 09:06:16 PM
Is it possible to install 2.0 alongside 4.5 and then tell Visual Studio Express which version to use in a given project?

I don't know. I'd assume that 2.0 would have already snuck in there with one of the MS chronically semi-forced Windows updates. But MSVS Pro/Std never seemed to care what was installed, it just listed all the currently available version options.
21  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: friend can't run progs made with .net 4.5 on his XP machine on: July 03, 2014, 08:53:47 PM
Is there a relatively painless way to downgrade,  or would I have to manually uninstall 4.5, download 2.0, and install it?

IIRC It should just be a (.NET dependency version) dropdown menu (which defaults to the highest available) in the project creation wizard. In the few times I've gone that (C#) route I always pick the oldest version that will give me the features I'm after. How to change it after the project is created I've not a clue.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 06:35:57 PM
I can never get the YouTube tags figured out so I'll just post a link to this Group W Video
https://www.youtube.com/w...0a6iWHSWbA&feature=kp

...I think I've been in that jail. undecided
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 03, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
Years ago I wrote a program I called DNS Ping-Pong which was really just a service that sent a signed "ping" on a high range port every 30 seconds to a listening app at a one or more remote locations. This way I could keep track of and maintain access to a network as the IP address changed. One of the clients using it was taken over by a corporation that liquidated the office and hauled off all the equipment overnight. I spent the next few years tracking the server all over hell as nobody ever noticed my little service running on it...which continued to report home.

Oops... cheesy
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 12:49:53 PM
...With circles and arrows and diagrams on the back perhaps??

Naturally. The beginning of the song has the narrator cleaning out Alice's Restaurant, and because the landfill is closed, they just dump it down a hill. So there you have the recycling reference from the OP.

Ah! Okay, that works. I haven't actually heard the song in years and didn't want to cheat with the video because I'm at work.

As the admin I have to set an example...bla bla bla... cheesy
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Set the default save for a webpage to mht format. on: July 03, 2014, 07:07:14 AM
Posting in a hurry, but this looked promising:
http://www.sevenforums.co...ving-mht-default-ie9.html
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