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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 30, 2014, 01:09:12 PM
And... just... wow...


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOeThyZt1vg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOeThyZt1vg</a>

Bring on your theory. Great stuff.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 30, 2014, 01:04:07 PM
And I totally would have chased this chick to the ends of the earth when I was 17 or so...

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

But, I'm not 17 anymore. tongue 

Still, girl has skillz~!  Thmbsup
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 30, 2014, 12:51:34 PM
For anyone that understands music, "Marching Out" is simply musical insanity raised to GODLIKE proportions.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W53J267NAaE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W53J267NAaE</a>

From 1:50 to about 2:00 there is simply orders of magnitude beyond virtuoso. Stunning work. Nobody has ever approached that. Steve Vai is the only contender that I know of.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Thoughts on the tech on the TV show Scorpion? on: October 30, 2014, 11:23:13 AM
Patrick Jane? He rocks! Great character! Love 'em!  Thmbsup

Robert Patrick? Great actor! Loved 'em since he was a terminator. He's been kicking ass ever since.

Now, put Patrick Jane's deviousness in a T1000, and... dystoptian HELL! Grin
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 30, 2014, 08:15:51 AM

That would make an awesome dashboard cam if it recorded a significant amount of time.

I've totally got gear lust now! smiley
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Thoughts on the tech on the TV show Scorpion? on: October 30, 2014, 08:05:22 AM
Uh ... *one* copy of this super-top file? Why didn't they make like seven copies, stash two of them in secret locations buried in the dirt, upload another copy into the darknet in the cloud, and more?

That's just Hollywood having another wet dream on itself - imagining that files can only be moved, and never copied. It's in virtually every single TV show and film. Apparently the word "backup" doesn't exist in Hollywood.

Yeah... I know... It drives me nuts as well.

For the actual show, I've seen some, but it just seems rather bland so far. The entire premise seems stupid to me. But then again, "Person of Interest" started pretty lame and actually has turned out to be somewhat decent. PoI now addresses some actually interesting things, though the underlying premise is still pretty dystopian. Scorpion might pull itself out of the fire. We'll see.

7  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 PRE-RELEASE: Discounter on: October 30, 2014, 07:58:43 AM
Why I use TinyUpload? Because it's easy to upload there and needs no registration. Besides, I don't know how to upload on DonationCoder. Can someone direct me?

When you post, look beneath the text box for the "Attach: [Choose File]" button. You can add an attachment there. Next, check above the text box for the dropdown menu that has "Link Inline Image..". Use that and choose "inline noimage attachment".
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Two of the best commentaries I've seen about GamerGate on: October 29, 2014, 08:08:27 PM
I liked the Clark post better. But, they were quite similar in many ways.

One (partial) comment from the first by Clark:

http://www.popehat.com/20...-to-obit/#comment-1277710

Quote
It's a little more complicated than that. Gamergate started, not as a relationship spat, but as a competence matter. Zoe Quinn is no more a developer of video games than you or I. Last year, she, and two partners, made a text-based choose-your-own adventure on the subject of depression using free online tools from http://twinery.org/. No programming was involved whatsoever. (Think of a '90s web developer who just used FrontPage and couldn't code HTML, let alone js or Perl.)

Depression Quest's code was, needless to say, unoriginal, its theme decidedly uncommercial, its use of language trite (just read her description for grammatical errors). It was rejected by Steam, the Amazon Marketplace of downloadable video games, last December, and the subject of mockery in online forums. Quinn then began claiming rampant sexism was "holding her back."

The first 2 paragraphs of the comment are overly kind to the point of being obsequious regarding Depression Quest. The game is simply about the worst POS I've ever seen.

Has anyone actually tried to play it?

It's completely unplayable. It's mind-numbingly boring. It takes the 'un' in 'fun' and copies it to the front - 'unfun'. It will make you want to kill yourself rather than spend another second playing it. That it has received so much attention is just mind-boggling.

I can't imagine any kind of mockery of the game being anything less than kind given just how horrible it is.

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 29, 2014, 07:23:45 PM
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Is Not What It Seems on: October 29, 2014, 06:43:13 PM
That was really good. He absolutely blasts Google there.

It was interesting to see him outline how Schmidt has always been politically connected.

About the only thing he didn't say was that Schmidt (and the like) are part of the shadow government.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Power Cord Falling Out on: October 29, 2014, 06:23:54 PM
It's pretty easy if anyone wants to write up a new one. (My laptop isn't accessible at the moment to test.)

http://stackoverflow.com/...w-if-laptop-is-plugged-in

Formatted for C# with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. Boolean isRunningOnBattery =
  2.      (System.Windows.Forms.SystemInformation.PowerStatus.PowerLineStatus ==
  3.       PowerLineStatus.Offline);

And:

http://stackoverflow.com/...ble-has-been-disconnected

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 10:10:40 AM
Wondered where Wiki got this
 (see attachment in previous post)

Nope. Not me. Mine is far better~! tongue

I should have shopped his tongue sticking out   Grin

That would have been an improvement! tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 09:12:51 AM
Wondered where Wiki got this
 (see attachment in previous post)

Nope. Not me. Mine is far better~! tongue
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / ED SNOWDEN TAUGHT ME TO SMUGGLE SECRETS PAST INCREDIBLE DANGER. NOW I TEACH YOU. on: October 29, 2014, 09:11:27 AM
This is a kick-ass article.

https://firstlook.org/the...muggling-snowden-secrets/

No quotes from it. It's just that good.

If you like spy-thriller novels, this is the real thing. You'll find it riveting.

If you are interested in security, at the end of the article the author posts a link for how to harden your security, protect privacy, and use strong encryption properly.

Enjoy!  Thmbsup
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 29, 2014, 08:31:42 AM

Awesome!

"Witch" doesn't apply to my mother-in-law, thankfully. We don't even speak a common language! smiley Guess some of us just luck out. Wink
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 29, 2014, 08:10:27 AM

Hey! My hat happens to be professionally made from high-grade foil.

I'm considering upgrading to a copper-infused version with a Jolly Roger on the front.





Interesting to see how many people here got beat as kids.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
Back to EMS and the Internet...

The connection can never be guaranteed, but setting that aside, on the software side, the best solution would be a client. Whether it is push/pull would be an issue though.

To actually get reliability, you'd need a hardware solution and radio waves. So, a radio receiver that could connect to the software client running under the OS and then transmit any EMS signal there. I've not heard much about the EMS being exploited, but that's still an issue for spoofed signals.

Random thought: I want a Faraday cage.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Emergency Broadcast System ? on: October 28, 2014, 08:43:22 AM
You can't have an EMS on something like the Internet as the Internet doesn't guarantee transmission.

Radio waves are more reliable. Blah. Stuff like that.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite cartoons of yesterday and today? on: October 28, 2014, 08:34:27 AM
Roger Ramjet he's our friend, hero of the nation!
The only thing that's wrong with him is mental retardation!

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

Uh, yeah... Didn't quite remember the right words, but close enough. tongue

Dunno... I really don't like the "idiot" heroes. But I did get a laugh out of Roger Ramjet.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: looking for scientific calculator like this on: October 26, 2014, 10:31:08 AM
TI has had those for decades.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"? on: October 26, 2014, 08:31:27 AM
To throw an unofficial Doctor in here: Joanna Lumley (from "Curse Of Fatal Death").

Favourite companion: Leela (sexy, feisty and dumb - for the time).

Favourite villain (there can only be one): The original The Master - "You will obey me. You WILL obey me. You WILL obey ME."

Favourite official doctor: Troughton, followed by Smith and McCoy, then Hartnell.

Least favourite: Colin Baker, then Davison.

Of the "modern" era: Ecclestone was okay; Tennant started good but the stories descended into the maudlin (his farewell, in particular); Smith re-injected zanieness(?); and I have high hopes for Capaldi.

I've been watching since the start, by the way. We are all children of our time.


Excellent round-up & commentary.

But, as for Leela... I must agree. I really liked her. But I wouldn't say "dumb" there. She had a history, and did very well for it.

And +1 for children of our time. I grew up with Pertwee then Baker, and loved them both. But, we do have our favourites. smiley
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Massive malvertising campaign on Yahoo, AOL and other sites delivers ransomware on: October 24, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
And people call me a douche or cheap ass for using ad blocking software. Pfft. Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I run it and never click on ads. Sorry, but if you're not vetting your advertisers, I ain't clicking. There's a long road ahead before a decent solution to this problem is created. Actually solving the problem isn't that hard... rolling it out is near impossible.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 24, 2014, 08:12:37 AM
Like this spiral... it makes me dizzy
 (see attachment in previous post)

You might like trip discs. They're fun. But you need to get really, really, seriously high to fully enjoy them. But, then again, when you're that high, just about anything will do. Still, trip discs are fun. Here's a link:

http://www.tron-sector.co....aspx?a=top&id=406578

Has a few funky pics of a trip disc.

You can get them on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...3&hash=item2ec82a69ce

Not sure where to get the pot though. I don't toke (anymore), so...

I'd imagine mushrooms would do the trick there though. But heck, with shrooms, everything is a hologram anyways, so no need for the trip discs! tongue
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 23, 2014, 08:11:02 AM
Anyone ever watch "American Horror"? It's darn good.

I'm considering writing a new TV show called "Canadian Horror". Here's what I have so far:

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Chip Wars: AMD vs Intel .... GO! on: October 23, 2014, 12:23:00 AM
I vote for Texas Instruments and Motorola!
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