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1  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Giveaway: World War 2 Time of Wrath | Saints Row IV - Thank You Pack on: September 15, 2014, 09:24:45 PM
Less than 24 hours remaining guys...if nobody wants them, I will find another home for them smiley
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Where are Barbecue meter files stored (Constant Crash at 50% CPU)? on: September 15, 2014, 08:11:27 PM
I had to Google what Software you was talking about (This is a generic forum area)

You might have more luck by posting this thread into: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=17814.0

Posting it just here may result in nobody of use ever spotting it.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: No iPhones 4u on: September 15, 2014, 07:20:23 PM
Another example of corporate greed from Vodaphone and EE - rapidly heading towards a UK duopoly.

Cudos for Dixons picking up staff but it makes you wonder how long any of these third parties involved in mobile phones are going to survive now that the big brands want to move their sales in house whilst gobbling up the smaller mobile phone companies.

I'm actually more shocked that Carphone Warehouse are still in business...seeing as how they own possibly the worst ISP that has ever existed (TalkTalk).

For me though...EE is a network I would NEVER touch and wouldn't recommend to a single person.

In essence, none of this story affects me as I personally think anybody who buys an iPhone is just ripping themselves off...
* Stephen66515 shrugs

^_^
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 15, 2014, 05:25:20 PM
Sci-Fi
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / No iPhones 4u on: September 15, 2014, 05:08:51 PM
From the Phones4U Facebook Page:

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To our customers
Following the unexpected decision of EE and Vodafone to withdraw supply from Phones 4u, we are now offline.
Please accept our apologies and we will update you as soon as possible.
Our customer service lines are:
• Phones 4u Care (Insurance) 0844-8710535
• Technical Support 0844-8712233
• Handset Repairs 0844-8712269
• Phones 4u Customer Service 0844-8712253
• Life Mobile Customer Service 08443 221133
Thank you for your custom,
The heartbroken Phones 4u Team

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29201191
http://www.huffingtonpost...n_5820678.html?1410766011
http://www.itv.com/news/u...u-will-remain-unaffected/


For those who work for the company, Dixons Carphone (Carphone Warehouse)  have offered a lifeline:

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Phones 4 U shop
Video: Plan Hatched To Save Phones4u Jobs
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By Mark Kleinman, City Editor
Dixons Carphone is poised to offer a lifeline to hundreds of employees of Phones 4u after the UK's second-largest mobile phone chain collapsed into administration.

Sky News has learnt that Dixons Carphone is preparing to issue a statement later on Monday in which it will highlight at least 1,500 employment vacancies at Carphone Warehouse stores, for which affected Phones 4u staff will be eligible to apply.

The 1,500 jobs, which were previously announced by the company, include vacancies at 30 Carphone-branded concessions inside Currys and PC World stores that will open before Christmas.

The newly merged retail group is also understood to be planning to say that it will honour all warranty and mobile phone upgrade commitments made to customers at the roughly 160 concessions operated by Phones4u within Dixons Carphone's stores across the UK.

http://news.sky.com/story...line-as-phones-4u-crashes
6  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Giveaway: World War 2 Time of Wrath | Saints Row IV - Thank You Pack on: September 15, 2014, 12:32:28 AM
Added note:

Giveaway only valid for current/supporting members of DonationCoder...people joining the forum because they saw this on Google will be excluded from the draw.
7  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Giveaway: World War 2 Time of Wrath | Saints Row IV - Thank You Pack on: September 14, 2014, 11:50:28 PM
World War 2 Time of Wrath | Saints Row IV - Thank You Pack

Both of the above are (for some reason) available for me to gift to people on Steam - No idea how they came to be in my GamersGate account...but never-the-less...

The Saints Row pack needs Saints Row IV in order to use...so if you don't have the game, it is useless smiley

I will leave this post up until Tuesday 16th September at 22:00GMT and choose from anybody who has asked for them.  To keep it fair, if enough people ask then I will pull names out of a hat smiley
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 14, 2014, 11:38:20 PM
I detest the action of opinionated bullying and victimisation even more.

You probably need to grow a stronger spine, mate.

So you're bullying him into submitting to the actions you and your strongly-held opinions dictate that he take by calling him spineless? huh

 huh I want to laugh at this and dismiss it as an amusing quip...but...I do actually see your point there  ohmy

On another note...

I didn't "bow to pressure", I didn't "Give in to another's views" and I didn't "Succumb" to anybody.  I freely chose to remove a post that was going to cause a lot of arguments on the forum here.  I chose to do this so as to not raise anybodies tempers or cause mouser or any of the team at DC to have to start issuing any sort of warnings or banning people for losing their minds (All of which is a possibility when a community clashes heads over something).

I have no intention or want, of being the one to cause a mass-flame war on the forums whether through direct or indirect actions.

My decision was my own, and nobody else's.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 14, 2014, 10:46:33 PM
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 14, 2014, 07:26:08 PM
Family
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Stephens Weekly Tech/Science News Roundup on: September 14, 2014, 04:55:53 PM
As usual, here is a bit of a roundup of this weeks Tech and Science news.  I decided not to do what most news agencies have done, and shove the Apple iPhone 6 down your throats ^_^

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SanDisk SD memory card 'largest ever'

Memory specialist SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (GB) of storage space - the highest capacity ever released.

The card, which is the size of a postage stamp, will go on sale for $800 (£490).

The launch comes a decade after the firm released a 512-megabyte (MB) SD card with one-thousandth of the space.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29175093

Facebook experiments with vanishing posts

Facebook is following in the footsteps of messaging app Snapchat by testing a feature that allows users to schedule the automatic deletion of their posts.

The social network said the option, which offers expiration settings ranging from one hour to seven days, was "a small pilot" for its iOS app.

Facebook often tests new capabilities.

It faced criticism in June for one experiment that "manipulated" the content of nearly 700,000 users' news feeds, to gauge emotional responses.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29156436

Google buys firm behind spoon for Parkinson's patients

Google has bought a biotech company that has developed a spoon designed to make life easier for people with diseases such as Parkinson's.

It is part of its ambitious foray into health technology, spurred in part by the personal interest of co-founder Sergey Brin.

Last year, Google became the main investor in Calico, a firm dedicated to developing medicines to extend life.

Latest acquisition Lift Labs will join Google's research division Google X.

The spoon developed by Lift Labs is equipped with sensors that detect tremors and cancels them out by as much as 70%, according to the firm.

The technology it uses is similar to image stabilisation features in cameras that compensate for shaky hands when taking a photo.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29155888

In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane

Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens. According to a Chinese publication, the cellphone lane above was spotted along a place called Foreigner Street in Chongqing city, one of the five major cities in the country. The sidewalk was most likely painted on for everyone's safety, because, hey, if there's distracted driving, there's also distracted walking, as perfectly demonstrated by the woman in this video. If the idea sounds familiar, it's because the National Geographic did something similar back in July as an experiment. The society stenciled "NO CELLPHONES" on one-half of a DC sidewalk and "CELLPHONES: WALK IN THIS LANE AT YOUR OWN RISK" on the other half. The result? Well, among other things, they found that the people actually glued to their phones didn't even notice the markings at all. Typical.

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Read more at: http://www.engadget.com/2...alk-lane-china/#continued

The Big Picture: NASA gets ready to build the 'next great rocket'

See the gargantuan structure above that dwarfs that line of puny humans at the bottom (bet you didn't even notice them at first glance, huh)? It's a welding tool -- the biggest one built for spacecraft, in fact, that's slated to help Boeing build the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The structure's officially called the Vertical Assembly Center, and it stands 170 feet tall with a width that measures 78 feet: not exactly surprising, considering the SLS is a 200-foot-tall behemoth. It's but one of the many tools Boeing intends to use to build the core stage of NASA's "most powerful rocket ever" after the two organizations finalized their $2.8 billion deal in July. The core stage will house cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen used to power the rocket's four engines, and building it brings the SLS much closer to the launch pad for deep space exploration.

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Read more at: http://www.engadget.com/2...rocket-welding/#continued

eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site

eBay went titsup earlier today, and the company is now attempting to bring its site back to life.

The online tat bazaar coughed to an unexplained technical blunder preventing an unknown number of its subscribers from accessing the site, which many buyers and sellers of used goods enjoy using in their spare time on the weekends.

eBay posted this miserable statement on its service page about 90 minutes ago:

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We are aware that some users may experience problems when using the eBay Site. We are actively working on restoring the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

But plenty of folk were still complaining that they were unable to access the site, at time of writing.

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Read more at: http://www.theregister.co...k/2014/09/14/ebay_outage/

Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

Fanbois in Britain who rushed to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus on Friday apparently triggered a delay in shipments.

It comes after Cupertino's now well-trodden marketing spiel that demand for its large pocket stroker hit a record number of pre-orders in the US.

In Britain, Apple is telling customers shopping via its online store to expect the iPhone 6 Plus to be delivered between three and four weeks after its 19 September release date.

And the shipment date for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has also slipped by seven to 10 business days for Brit customers placing their pre-orders online now through Apple's store.

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Read more at: http://www.theregister.co..._shipments_delayed_in_uk/

Graphene gets a cousin in the shape of germanene

A team of European researchers has become one of the first groups to successfully synthesize the 2D material germanene.

Germanene
Dubbed a “cousin of graphene”, the material, which is made up of just a single layer of germanium atoms, is expected to exhibit impressive electrical and optical properties and could be widely integrated across the electronics industry in the future.


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Read more at: http://www.iop.org/news/14/sep/page_63907.html

Tipping the Balance of Behavior: Neurons Found That Control Social Behavior May Have Implications for Autism

Antagonistic neuron populations in the mouse amygdala that control whether the animal engages in social behaviors or asocial repetitive self-grooming have been recently discovered by researchers

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Read more at: http://www.sciencedaily.c.../2014/09/140911180729.htm

Decision due on comet landing site

The European Space Agency is about to announce the site on Comet 67P where the Rosetta mission will try to make a historic landing.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...ence-environment-29197291

Ban on shark trade comes into force

In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...ence-environment-29175592

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6.

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Read more at: http://www.newscientist.c...ebellum-in-her-brain.html

Man with tiny brain shocks doctors

A man with an unusually tiny brain manages to live an entirely normal life despite his condition, which was caused by a fluid build-up in his skull.

Scans of the 44-year-old man's brain showed that a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue (see image, right).

"It is hard for me [to say] exactly the percentage of reduction of the brain, since we did not use software to measure its volume. But visually, it is more than a 50% to 75% reduction," says Lionel Feuillet, a neurologist at the Mediterranean University in Marseille, France.

Feuillet and his colleagues describe the case of this patient in The Lancet. He is a married father of two children, and works as a civil servant.

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Read more at: http://www.newscientist.c...doctors.html#.VBYL6UpdUzI

Stonehenge surrounded by mysterious buried monuments

The landscape around Stonehenge has yielded hidden treasure: 17 previously unknown ritual monuments, a "house of the dead" predating the stone circle, and what appears to be a ceremonial route around Stonehenge itself.

Instead of today's solitary monument, Stonehenge was the focus of "a completely theatrical arrangement," says archaeologist Vincent Gaffney of the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Gaffney and his colleagues have produced a detailed map covering 12 square kilometres around Stonehenge. No excavation was involved. Instead, Gaffney's team spent four years surveying the landscape with magnetometers, radar, electrical resistance measurements and lasers, creating a detailed picture of what lies below the visible landscape. They unveiled the map this week at the British Science Festival in Birmingham.

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Read more at: http://www.newscientist.c...numents.html#.VBYMXUpdUzI



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12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 14, 2014, 01:44:27 PM
Explosion
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 13, 2014, 07:29:23 PM
Shame I can't read that...The Daily Fail is not ever going to be opened in my browser tongue
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 05:39:51 PM
It wasn't about what I said that made me want to remove it...it was about how a certain member of DC acted and I felt that it would be better for the community as a whole if a complete flame war didn't erupt...which that thread could have very easily started.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 03:33:47 PM
Although...saying that...I don't recall any others being deleted recently (Except one which I requested to be deleted because it was supposed to be a nice memorial post on 9/11 and it instantly got hit with anti-government stuff and I wasn't comfortable having that here on DC...in the Basement is fine...but the way it was portrayed by the person commenting meant it would have caused a lot of heated tempers) smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How come @Stephen66515 keeps posting here about stuff that gets expunged? on: September 13, 2014, 03:17:45 PM
I actually thought I had posted that one in my personal area and not in living room haha, no wonder I couldn't find it  Grin
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Nobody reads Software licenses...not even the people who made my router it seems on: September 12, 2014, 09:24:40 PM
Full License: http://pastebin.com/6ZZSYGgm

Found at the bottom of the license (and in many places throughout):

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If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:
 
Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19yy name of author Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
 
The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
 
You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
 
Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
 
<signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
Ty Coon, President of Vice
 
This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.


Shouldn't that crap have been deleted.....it is just developer notes that the general public wouldn't care about nor need to see...  huh
18  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 12, 2014, 09:14:59 PM
How about something like a special print issue magazine featuring a lot of the cool stuff that has happened over the years here at DC?  Edit it like an actual publication and allow people to purchase it (So it doesn't end up costing mouser anything to provide).
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 11, 2014, 06:32:11 PM
Evil
20  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 11, 2014, 05:38:37 PM
The ultimate idea would be a DC meetup. Not saying it's realistic though cheesy

If I could afford the £3000 it would cost me to visit the states for a meetup...I would be there tongue
21  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 11, 2014, 05:21:06 PM
How about releasing 3652 helium balloons all with little pieces of paper attached with DonationCoder promo material printed on it?  Grin
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 11, 2014, 05:26:02 AM
Clock
23  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 11, 2014, 12:32:39 AM

How about contacting some of the sites that are sympathetic to DC (like Ghacks?).  Could be they'd like to contribute/participate...

I missed this bit a moment ago.  I would like so second this idea!  cheesy
24  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Ideas wanted for celebrating 10th Anniversary of DonationCoder.com on: September 11, 2014, 12:29:19 AM
How about some cool features that DC could add/host:

I don't think it's appropriate to place any further impositions on DC (mouser) under the guise of a celebration, else we'll have to run fundraisers in January and February

How about contacting some of the sites that are sympathetic to DC (like Ghacks?).  Could be they'd like to contribute/participate...

I wasn't thinking about anything that would really cause mouser to be overwhelmed with work.  I was thinking something like an e-mail service which would be provided by another service provider and such...or things like third-party scripts (Although you do run the risk of it becoming abandonware, and also the risk of mouser modifying it so damn much it becomes impossible just to update it from source lol)
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 10, 2014, 11:37:57 PM
Bitch
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