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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Authorities suspect a shark tried to eat Vietnam's Internet on: January 26, 2015, 02:15:17 AM
And sharks are lawyers... lawyers are Jews... Coincidence? I think not!

I don't know, that shark looked like a Jihadist to me. Is Osama Bin Laden reincarnated after being thrown in the ocean.

Entirely possible. I can well imagine the vengeful spirit of OBL possessing an apex predator like a shark!

Now what I want to see is a video of the OBL shark's head spinning around and projectile vomiting! cheesy And a priest in a scuba suit!
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 26, 2015, 02:10:10 AM
How do you get 10,000 in?


The truly messed up thing is that in the real world, worse happens.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge on: January 25, 2015, 08:13:21 AM
Here's an interesting article about the world before interchangeable game cartridges existed, and how the game cartridge came to be.

That was an excellent read! It was like an action-packed thriller for geeks! smiley

I never had one of those, but we had an Atari 2600. My parents still have it in their basement.

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: January 25, 2015, 07:28:24 AM
Got to Korea. 27 hours by air. Laptop is hosed. Worked at home. Tablet has errors now. Can't install anything now. Google Play Services errors. Smartphone stopped booting. Had to rent a phone. Disaster. I'm a bit pissed off.
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Just as problem analysis: Why do you say your laptop was "hosed"? What exactly were the symptoms?
What do you suppose the cause was?

I had a NETAPI32.dll error. I couldn't use Windows Update or make OS configuration changes, which are critical to my ability to do what I need to do while I'm here in Korea.

Specifically, I need to set the underlying OS language to Korean in order to use some software while I'm here. I flew here specifically for this. And one f***ing error and I need to buy a new laptop because I can't risk screwing around -- this MUST get done. Reliably. And I need to do it tomorrow morning.

Most things on the old laptop still work... just not what I need to work.

I simply can't risk "letting it slide" otherwise I may need to fly back. And I hate flying.

In other news... related...

The flights killed me. Uncomfortable seats for hours and hours are just murder. My back was in severe pain, so I asked a friend if he knew of any decent massage places to iron out the kinks. Well... He blathers on and on and never answers. The closest he gets to answering is saying, "So do you want a dirty massage or a regular one." I tell me just a regular one, and he blathers on more with no actual information (he's good at this - he's in sales). So, I just wander into the first place I see.

Half way through the massage she starts to strip down at which point I tell her that all I need is a simple, normal massage with no extras. Um... uncomfortable.

In any event, the massage was good and the pain levels were drastically reduced. Airplane seats are like "unmassages". I'm not looking forward to the flight back, but on the good side, maybe I can get my wife to help me out with a massage, and then the "extras" are all good~! Grin

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Quick list of 7 FOSS Cloud Storage Products for Self-hosting on: January 25, 2015, 05:48:32 AM
Ooooo! This looks pretty good. Looking through, the ownCloud software looks like what I'd want to run. I'll need to check it out when I get home.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 25, 2015, 05:13:21 AM
Here's a broken link that lead me to a very interesting and informative 404 page.

That just got bookmarked!  Thmbsup
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: January 25, 2015, 05:04:05 AM
I'm a bit pissed off.

Speaking of which, how's the hand ... that oughta be worth at least a mini-rant.

Heh! You remembered! smiley

I write messier now than before, which means nearly illegible. smiley And I have much less endurance -- e.g. when shaving my thumb tires out and I need to "shake it out" a bit to continue. My first knuckle is still a bit numb. All in all, relatively minor conveniences. About the only real problem is the endurance, which isn't much of an issue right now, but will be when I need to do more manual tasks later on when we move. (Looking forward to getting off the grid there.) I should do the DMSO thing though. I haven't done that yet. What I find bizarre is that I've had much larger cuts with zero problems. I guess I just drew the short straw there and it hit some nerves/tendons/something. I really have nobody to blame but myself -- I smashed the window and I guess I was a bit careless when I pulled and smashed the remaining glass. Not much of a rant. Sad

In other news, I had to buy a new laptop today, so I picked up an el cheapo HP laptop. It's capable for what I need. But jeez... 3 devices screwed up on me in how long? (Less than that many days...) What are the bloody odds?

8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: January 24, 2015, 08:37:04 PM
Got to Korea. 27 hours by air. Laptop is hosed. Worked at home. Tablet has errors now. Can't install anything now. Google Play Services errors. Smartphone stopped booting. Had to rent a phone. Disaster. I'm a bit pissed off.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 as an Internet service? on: January 22, 2015, 06:03:42 AM
Ooooooh! This is going to end well.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 20, 2015, 09:39:02 AM
And this is what one kind of spider can do for your new penis...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN0VtHez9xI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN0VtHez9xI</a>

tongue

Happy nightmares! Grin
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 20, 2015, 09:27:39 AM
Here's something that you can use your new penis for!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZZzcw9ifDQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZZzcw9ifDQ</a>

tongue
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 20, 2015, 09:11:43 AM
AK-47 fired underwater WITH ALL THE PHYSICS TO EXPLAIN THE FUNKINESS~!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp5gdUHFGIQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp5gdUHFGIQ</a>

There's some wild physics with gases and liquids going on in there, so for the science geeks, very much worth a watch, even if you don't like guns. (FYI - you need something like a gun to recreate the kinds of things going on in there.) Pressure differentials and goodness. smiley
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: January 20, 2015, 07:05:43 AM
Hurry and win 10,000 DOGE with a programmer/CS joke!

http://www.reddit.com/r/d...some_major_progress_on_a/
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 20, 2015, 04:25:42 AM
I didn't get the Slovakia thing. So, I did a search. I ended up with this:



15  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: [Free Book] Blockchain Programming in C# on: January 20, 2015, 03:38:48 AM
So many books to read... So much to learn... So little time... Dammit! mad

Yup.

One of my fantasies is to have a nice little pocket universe where time stood still outside of it, then go in to read, experiment, build, etc. Time is the most unforgiving of friends.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HTML table formatting on: January 19, 2015, 10:29:03 PM
A bit late, this something like this can help: http://www.tablesgenerator.com/html_tables
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 19, 2015, 06:16:11 PM
@AFewPeople smiley

I think you guys missed Iain's dry humour there. I got a chuckle out of it.
18  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 06:11:12 PM
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

That's the pricing... I know about that since we were evaluating them vs ComponentOne, and (still) in my opinion should have gone with SyncFusion.  Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

The license costs. smiley I should have said price. They upgrade rather frequently, and I didn't want to get trapped into $xxx.xx every year.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator" ??! on: January 19, 2015, 06:08:55 PM
@Renegade - I'm not disagreeing with you, but at first this may sound like it does:

What about kiddie pr0n?

This seems to be the ultimate sacred cow in America, where virtually everyone agrees that free speech stops before it gets to this, and that virtually any amount of encroachment is justified in preventing this.

So, two questions:

1) How confident are you that this type of speech is fundamentally different? Or are we just like every other society on the planet, just setting the line a bit differently?

2) Can you see any way to avoid the abuse of children in this manner, while not explicitly attacking the speech that communicates it?

Good question.

It isn't speech. It's a spectator event. The audience is spread over time and space by the recording. The audience are participants in the event in the same way that spectators at a football or soccer game are participants.

The same can be applied to other events. However, there is still a very large difference between seeing a journalist having his head hacked off and kiddie porn. The first is a news worthy event, and generally the decapitation is left out. The second, while being a new worthy event, is so horrific that no part of it can be watched by anyone with even a smidgen of empathy in their selves without scarring the person.

If there were gladiatorial fights to the death fought with slaves, those (and recordings) would be similarly illegal for the same reasons - they are events with participants spread over time and space. They're not "speech". Now, if the gladiators are all participating freely, and all adults capable of making their own decisions, then that's a different story. Children on the other hand are not capable of making informed decisions with an understanding of the consequences.

Gore porn differs in that the images are taken by reporters, investigators, etc., and not staged/managed.

The possession of recordings (photos/video/whatever) of children being raped is in itself participation in the event, although removed by time/space, and those in possession are guilty of being accomplices/complicit.

20  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 19, 2015, 03:10:11 AM
Nice! Thanks for posting that. They have some good stuff, but I've never used it in a released program before because of the licensing.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: January 19, 2015, 03:07:43 AM
The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxgsxaFWWHQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxgsxaFWWHQ</a>

Enjoy all you geeky DCers~! tongue Grin

22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 18, 2015, 05:30:38 PM

When I was a kid, I lived in the basement... so... good idea... tongue
23  Other Software / Developer's Corner / [Free Book] Blockchain Programming in C# on: January 18, 2015, 04:13:08 AM
http://www.cryptoarticles...vailable-on-public-domain

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BLOCKCHAIN PROGRAMMING IN C# - FIRST BOOK OF THE TRILOGY AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC DOMAIN

Aspiring developers are looking at Bitcoin in order to take their coding skills to the next level. Even though there are plenty of hints, tips and tricks to be found on the internet, an actual “coder’s manual” is not as easy to find as one might want. That is about to change however, as the first part of “Blockchain Programming in C#” has been made available for free.

Nicolas Dorier is the author and creator of “Blockchain Programming in C#”. The reason for making this series of books available to the public for free, is because Nicolas strongly believes that one of the way to make Bitcoin successful is to teach developers how to program it themselves. But how do you get started in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

A lot of (aspiring) developers wil rely on web API calls in order to create a new Bitcoin tool, service or platform. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but these API’s have so much underlying technology which isn’t used to its full potential by those developers. Furthermore, you are almost “forcing” the user to look at a certain “problem” through someone else’s eyes, which is not what Bitcoin and decentralization is all about.

One of the major drawbacks of relying on API calls for your coding masterpiece is the fact that these APIs don’t give you full access to everything Bitcoin technology has to offer. When learning to develop for Bitcoin from scratch, you will get access to far more possibilities than by relying  on a third party service. And there is a lot of technology and functions to learn about!

In order to “advance” to the next part of the book, readers will be presented with C# coding challenges which need to be completed successfully. These challenges will start off relatively easily by letting users create a private key, and the difficulty will increase over time. One of the more advanced challenges will be “how to implement a voting system with colored coins”.

The books written by Nicolas Dorier is the first of a three-part series, all of which will be published under the public domain. Feedback in regards to “Blockchain Programming in C#” part one is more than welcome in the official Bitcointalk thread. Overall, the feedback seems to be very positive so far, and I might try my hand at some of the challenges myself even though I am not a coder.

Website : http://blockchainprogramming.azurewebsites.net/

Book link : https://aois.blob.core.wi...ows.net/public/Blockchain Programming in CSharp.pdf

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I no longer read WIRED - and why I'm glad I stopped reading it years ago on: January 18, 2015, 01:51:37 AM
It looks quite literally like the set of some dystopian techo-hell film. I suppose this is just one peek into the mindset of the technocrats.

Again, sometimes life is even creepier than films!

I didn't think it looked like a dys-film at all!
Instead, it looks more like just a boring case of "you're not here to work. You're here to be furniture to my expensive board meetings as the west coast office of Conde Nast."

The way one concrete room is yellow, another blue... It seems forced, sterile, monotonous, much in the same way as in Brave New World, etc.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Source News anyone ? on: January 18, 2015, 01:47:45 AM
Stop making things illegal, and the risk disappears from those markets, and you put the HA out of business.

OMG!  huh That's an unbelievably massive oversimplification if I ever heard one. But I'm guessing Ren is cutting corners and overstating things to make his point?

Yes, but not by much. Perhaps "things" is ambiguous though - I meant "objects" or "physical 'things'", e.g. drugs.

The only reason drugs are so profitable is because of the risk involved with them directly because they are illegal.

There are other risky materials that cost more simply because of their nature, e.g. strong acids, explosives, etc. However, those costs are intrinsic to the materials themselves, and not artificial in the way that the risks for growing and selling marijuana are.
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