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151  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.
152  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.
153  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.
154  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.
155  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
156  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.
157  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?
158  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..
159  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.
160  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.
161  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?
162  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.
163  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.
164  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.
165  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
166  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
167  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
168  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
169  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 03, 2014, 06:52:16 AM
18 have been returned:
http://arstechnica.com/se...onfiscated-no-ip-domains/

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As partial justification for the request, Microsoft lawyers argued No-IP didn't follow security best practices.
...
Some defenders of Microsoft's actions have claimed that the consequences of the domain confiscations were limited to administrators who should know better than to rely on dynamic DNS hosting to make their networks work.

nono2

Okay, that's rich ... Just because you know better, doesn't automagically grant you alternatives. shIT happens, and sometimes you just have to work with whatever is available to work with.
170  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: July 03, 2014, 06:47:28 AM
SJ, I don't know how you made it work.   On every instance of the = it followed the rtule staed in first reply.  the = had to have a space afterward.  Also using 8.1 so I don't know what the difference is.

Hm... That is weird. I just pasted 4wd's string into an admin CP, changed the target service to fax (as it's unused and breakable), hit enter and checked the results. I was actually expecting it to fail...but it worked just fine. *Shrug* I don't know..
171  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
Heh.  For the clueless:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Restaurant

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM</a>

Okay, that's where I went when I saw the thread title. I just don't quite get how a crime spree ties back into the song.

...With circles and arrows and diagrams on the back perhaps??
172  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: July 02, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Okay, so if we mash those last two posts together we see the already budding infrastructure of "The Grid" in the form of the local power company's existing PowerLine network. And by that I mean the new digital meters they rolled out a few years ago, about the same time that the horde of manual meter reader staff suddenly disappeared. Funny how that presumably rather large cost savings was never passed on to the consumer..

So now they use a variation on PowerLine networking to remotely monitor and collect each houses power usage to calculate their bill. Which - regarding the other post - then begs the question how hard would it realistically be for them to "contact" the LED lights within a house from this system which is directly attached to it?
173  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anti-counterfeiting technology in 3D printing (quantum dots) on: July 02, 2014, 06:57:15 AM
Who cares if you have the dots or not? I wouldn't mind an exact replica of something that was missing a few quantum dots.

It depends on how it is enforced/who is checking, and how much if any customization of the item is allowed before the signature "degrades" enough to raise eyebrows.
174  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 02, 2014, 06:51:26 AM
The vast majority of people are well-intentioned.
But mostly inactive.

Quite true. However ironically - especially for TPTB - frequently the best thing 'people' can do is stay the hell out of it. Wink


This is all somewhat OT anyway
Seems to be begging the question.  After all, this thread - topic statement notwithstanding - is about folk accepting/following new things/trends.

At any rate, the back-and-forth tween the two (2) of you is certainly entertaining, thought-provoking, and creative.  The thought processes as displayed/evinced certainly require a bit of cogitation from the rest of us.

+1,000 - Screw the topic, let'em go ... Watching these two debate human nature (etc..) is Greek mythology level epic!
175  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freedom Summer on: July 02, 2014, 06:40:27 AM
What is it? I've never heard of it.

IIRC (from the commercial) it is about pivotal people/moments in the 60s era equal rights movement.
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