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151  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 16, 2015, 05:59:02 PM
In other words, while I'm sure there are some men who would do such a thing no matter the cost, I think most men would only do it to restore some semblance of normalcy if e.g., some accident/injury/birth defect caused them to lose their penis.

Or - much like in the woman's case - feelings of inadequacy compelled them to want more.

Woman: Guys wont look at me because flat chested.
Man: I can't get any dates because I'm hung like a pinky.

Does either make any sense in reality? No. But they're both still sales opportunities..

This is a valid point, but I still feel it's not perfectly analogous. The size/sensitivity of women's breasts isn't quite as directly related to their sexual utility. Breast size is (generally) more for the man's enjoyment. If what she cares about is turning on her man, then reduced sensitivity/feeling in her breasts generally doesn't really affect her enjoyment of sex.

Nipples should never be wasted. Wink cheesy



Whereas the size of a man's penis may be related to both the man and the woman's enjoyment (though too large can be painful/troublesome for some women). But the sensitivity is definitely related to the sexual utility! He might not be able to even use it for sex at all if he's got no feeling in it.

I get where you're coming from. But I really don't thing this is a one-size-fits-all type use case. Sure with normal equipment and options it might seem quite risky .. But when pangs of inadequacy strike - and options are scarce - the sense of pride is much smaller.
152  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet freedoms restrained - SOPA/PIPA/OPEN/ACTA/CETA/PrECISE-related updates on: January 16, 2015, 04:56:45 PM
The people sponsoring this thing need to be removed from authority as soon as practical.

Agreed. It truly is astonishing how these fools who were put in place to enact the will of the people, persist in pushing an agenda that is so clearly against the grain of the people's will.

They need to start running congress like a reality show where the players are forced to toe the line because "We The People" have an option of 'voting them off the island' at any minute ... Then we'll see some freakin' work getting done in a hurry for a change.
153  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 16, 2015, 02:04:45 PM
In other words, while I'm sure there are some men who would do such a thing no matter the cost, I think most men would only do it to restore some semblance of normalcy if e.g., some accident/injury/birth defect caused them to lose their penis.

Or - much like in the woman's case - feelings of inadequacy compelled them to want more.

Woman: Guys wont look at me because flat chested.
Man: I can't get any dates because I'm hung like a pinky.

Does either make any sense in reality? No. But they're both still sales opportunities..
154  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 16, 2015, 11:34:34 AM
Idea:  Legalize pot in all 50 states.  You can buy alcohol... why not grass?

You can buy guns... why not grass?
You can buy bomb ingredients... why not grass?

 embarassed..please forgive me ... i just left the Basement.

Are you still trying to get people stoned to drum up more gay weddings??

 cheesy
155  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 16, 2015, 11:30:40 AM
Eh... I think it depends on context.  And along those lines, silly humor from tosh.0

http://tosh.cc.com/video-...kcq/is-it-racist----slurs

Low Quality version from youtube..


Interesting experiment that is ... I think it speaks volumes about the current hyper-reactive -(PC)- trend our society has devolved into of looking for things to be offended by. Sure intent unknown some things might - by inflection - sound insulting...but racist?? No. Racist/sexist/elitist/whatever are all patterns of behavior, not terms or phrases.
156  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 15, 2015, 06:06:59 PM
You're talking about a jammer. smiley They exist, but are usually illegal.

That's only if you do it wrong..

Harley Davidson Signal Jammer:
[attachthumb=1]

The above Harley Davidson Shovelhead is in a Jammer frame, and (with the open exhaust) Drag Pipes will at 3,000rpm effectively "jam" all (voice) radio communications in a roughly 3 block radius. You just gotta trust me on this one man, I used to piss myself laughing doing this in traffic for years. Now the new bike is too quiet...but I'm debating on "fixing" that up just a bit..
157  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 15, 2015, 02:37:24 PM
^So... Having a "Close Friend", that you like to "Get High" with...is now an inside joke..
158  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 15, 2015, 11:43:49 AM
wonder who the first person to have one grafted to their forehead will be

Huh? Aren't there several persons in very high government office that already have? huh

No, that is their forehead ... Ren was referring to adding an additional appendage.. Wink



@SB - Freakin' nailed it man - Totally reading my mind on that one. Thmbsup
159  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laboratory-Grown Penises Ready To Be Tested In Humans on: January 14, 2015, 09:36:24 PM
Penises! Just what everybody needs!

I'm so glad they focused on getting that squared away first, as opposed to expending resources on something less useful...like a replacement leg...or arm...or eye or.... tongue

Well, they are extending resources to give one a leg up on the competition.. I mean if you really just want them to help you stand for something...is the angle at which it's done really that critical?? And there's no point in needing/having/wanting longer arms, if you can reach anyway...
160  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ideas that will change society on: January 13, 2015, 05:07:45 PM
The therapeutic value of dark humor:

Why you would need the word when a speeding vehicle with flashing lights is behind you I don't know.

I have had a seriously fucked up day, but that darkly keen observation actually made me laugh for the first time today.

Thank you.
161  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Open Source News anyone ? on: January 12, 2015, 11:21:00 AM
You know, we may complain or worry about various Islamic terrorist groups, but what are doing about people who belong to our own terrorist groups i.e. Hell's Angels and the like?

The Hell's Angels are not a terrorist group, they are either a "Motorcycle Club"...or a "Criminal Enterprise" ... Depending on the nature and tone of whatever news report is being spin doctored about them.

IF the HA's start getting labeled as "Terrorist Groups" by the MSM and friends...then you can bet your ass that the Boy Scouts of America - and bible clubs of Montgomery, Alabama, etc.. - are going to be following close behind them. Because at that point the 'End" won't be nigh...it will be almost over.
162  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spam complications on: January 10, 2015, 11:42:08 PM
I've never had problems regarding spam, so I'm not sure if I've just been extraordinarily lucky, or their spam mechanisms are that good.

Hell, that's easy enough to check ... Just send me you email address and I'll forward our corporate catch-all box to you.. cheesy
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: January 10, 2015, 11:35:04 PM
Stoic Joker,
Not meaning to pry, and if the answer isn't private information, if you were to go to Exchange with your current email loads, how much storage would you plan to have available?

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...that distinction will have a huge effect on the log size. This is one of a multitude of reasons why Exchange tends to require a lot of system resources.

Honestly, the install footprint for the Exchange software would probably take up more space on the hard drive then my requirements for a mail store would. But as Shades eluded to above Exchange is a memory hungry beast that is just simply overkill for what I'm doing here. And the constant transaction log creation and processing is more wear on the drives that I just don't want to have to allow for.

Sure, I could setup the thing up and run it in my sleep ... But it's simply not cost effective for me to do so.


How are you finding hMailServer so far?

I ran it for years, and was quite happy with it.

I am indeed quite impressed with it. It has done everything I have asked of it and more ... And it has done so without - at any point - pissing me off, or requiring me to delve into the bowels of its documentation (those two points are associated..).

164  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 11:10:58 AM
^ Might want to check those projectiles... looks like some men might be giving their all to make them.  Grin

...That's the Bee version of how to prevent random violence - Since you only get one shot...
165  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 11:07:19 AM
Not sure if they show on the stamps... or do the standard postage rates show?

If it was the price that was printed on the envelope (presumably by a postage meter) then I'd be inclined to assume it was the price paid (based on below quote).

How do you know they didn't get those stamps donated to them so they could do this for people?

The stamp is not an actual stamp, but an imprint stating the price as well.
166  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: January 10, 2015, 10:58:50 AM
but I'm wondering hypothetically if Exchange is feasible for you if you ignore the modest (for a few years old setup) cost and curtail or batch erase the logs on a small home setup like this.

The Exchange Transaction Logs are not 'Just logs" in the traditional sense. They have to be committed on a regular basis (like nightly) to avoid data loss. Also the thing to remember about mail servers is that the amount of mail that you expect to get has nothing to do with the amount of mail you will actually get ... smiley ...And that distinction will have a huge effect on the log size. This is one of a multitude of reasons why Exchange tends to require a lot of system resources.
167  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 09:36:26 AM
How do you know they didn't get those stamps donated to them so they could do this for people?

The stamp is not an actual stamp, but an imprint stating the price as well.

Yes, but how do you know those costs are not being covered by a Third Party?

Common things occur commonly, uncommon things do not. When you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras.


Now that has got to be one of my absolute favorite posts. Thmbsup

I have absolutely no idea what it means. But I love it! Grin

It was indeed a truly brilliant response - that sounds oddly familiar. So either I've heard it before...or it just made perfect sense to me initially. Which - since no one else seems to have understood it - could be a very bad sign for both myself and eleman.. undecided
168  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Spam complications on: January 10, 2015, 09:28:55 AM
Their subsequent answers made me understand that they only knew one thing: how to advise their customers to set the SpamAssassin score to a lower number

I'm also into self hosting, but this part does sound familiar. Is that a reference to a control UI with 2 sliders on 1 slider control, that allow you to set (working from memory here...) a tag as might be spam and a just delete because it is spam scoring level?

I ran into something like this while working on a client's 3rd party hosted Exchange (cloud) server. The tagged spam goes into the user's junk mail folder (assuming Outlook), and the guaranteed (by slider position) spam is automatically just deleted. With something like this it's usually best to err on the side of caution until critical senders can be white listed, and then slowly tighten the settings until you hit 85%-90% efficiency.

Note: Even with self hosted systems that offer full access and granular control, spam filter settings should never try to hit over 95% efficiency. As the margin for error should always err on the side of caution to avoid disruptions of critical mail flow, and running the risk of driving your mail server admin crazy with 'where did message X go' reports.
169  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Authorities suspect a shark tried to eat Vietnam's Internet on: January 10, 2015, 08:57:55 AM
So...who owns the shark?

The FBI says it's North Korea.

Yes, and - being under alien (mind) control - they used alien technology to HacK the shark and make it attack the cable.

 cheesy
170  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Windows Email Server Options on: January 10, 2015, 08:54:33 AM
Stoic Joker, you seem happy with the solution you chose, but I'm thinking back on how you gushed about Exchange a bit at the top of this topic.

Oh dear ... I hadn't realized I was "Gushing" - That's not very Stoic of me - I'll have to be sure to curtail that in the future to keep my reputation intact.. cheesy Wink

But seriously, the solution discussed here was/is for my home lab network and replaced an aging/EoL (Virtual Server 2007) Windows Server 2003 POP/SMTP server that I'd been running for a decade. It only controls my personal domain with a small number of mailboxes. So given what else I do I didn't want to spare the resources doing a full blown Exchange implementation because it would cut too far into what I have available for experimentation.

Note: I'm the Network/Systems Administrator for one of the largest IT companies in the area, and we have an MSDN subscription. So experimentation can occasionally require quite a few resources when I use my home lab as a 'the other end' of a test setup.

Point being I didn't replace Exchange with hMailServer, we still run Exchange at the office. I used it to replace my - self hosted - personal domain mail server. Both are stellar solutions for their appointed tasks (Crap - I think I might be gushing again..).


I thought I'd throw out that I use Exchange on Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 run virtually on my Windows 8.1 home PC.  I don't use the email function, just the calendar, but I know it can be done.

That must be one hell of a calendar! cheesy I do believe it is safe to say that Virtualization is by far my favorite technology to play with.


At the time, I used Virtual Box by Oracle, as SBS2008 wasn't listed as Hyper-V compatible.  I learned by trial and error that it actually works fine with Hyper-V (better in fact).

I don't think there is any MS OS that can't be run on Hyper-V - I've got a copy of DOS v6.22 virtualized on my lab domain now. It really is amazing how few resources a server OS requires when it isn't having to futz with the hardware.


I apologize if I've gone off-topic, or made you second guess your solution.  Maybe I'll solicit a critique on the advantages of the other solutions written here.  I'm really a novice as I haven't used the email of my Exchange at all.

Looks on topic to me.. If you try using Exchange for you Email, just remember their are a list of caveats a mile long with self hosting because of spammers, and viruses making everyone paranoid as hell about anything coming from a residential IP address.

I'm not saying not to do it ... I'm just cautioning not to go live with a critical system (like your primary Email address's domain) until you're sure your ISP allows it, your - server side - spam filter will hold, and you have enough space for what Exchange is about to do -(transaction log size will skyrocket)- to your hard drives. And etcetera...


Can Exchange go right on your Windows Server 2012?

Yes, Exchange 2007 and above will run in Server 2012.

I know Server 2011 required the Standard addition for Exchange, unless that's another Microsoft ommission.

For a single server implementation common sense requires the Standard edition of Exchange, as the cost of Enterprise licensing is pointless outside of a huge multi server corporate environment.

Does your Server 2012 even come with Hyper-V?

IIRC everything does these days ...(hardware permitting)... That's the primary reason I upgraded to Windows 8.1 at the office.
171  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ALERT! FreewareBB shutting down. And with a warning from Marko? on: January 09, 2015, 02:32:50 PM
If the domain has not been re-pointed, then though he doesn't have control of the domain, he does still have control of what the domain is pointed to.  He didn't sell them his servers, he sold a domain name.

Huh? huh

I think he means if the new owner hasn't updated the DNS records then having access to the old(/current) hosting account -(or just Admin level access to the relevant CMS)- would give one free reign to play.
172  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook 2013 Way to edit embedded graphics on: January 08, 2015, 11:53:39 AM
Further reading shows a lot of ways to do a lot of things but I cannot find one that will simply enable the button that is already there.

Apparently neither could Microsoft..

That really is very odd behavior, but I did notice two rather interesting things while playing with this:
1. The same disabled 'Edit Picture' item appears in MS Word 2013 as well, but you can make some changes to the picture using the Picture Format ribbon tab.
2. While the picture format ribbon tab is nowhere to be seen in the Outlook default inline style reply. It does appear if you pop out the Email into its own window.

173  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: January 07, 2015, 04:45:16 PM
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On Tuesday, the currency traded even lower at 285.67 per US dollar.

Um... more like $254 from what I was watching. I really don't know how much longer I can stay in at these rates ... As 'Sunny Optimism' isn't really my 'Strong Suite'.. cheesy
174  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Can anyone help break "router block"? on: January 05, 2015, 11:50:44 AM
As a rule I tend to stay as far away from all things "Parental Control" as possible. They always seem to end up being a performance robing maintenance nightmare ... But then again I also primarily do business networks. I am however a huge fan of OpenDNS.

As far as Netgear's stuff getting bad reviews, I've never seen any consumer grade 802.11n class device get consistently good reviews from any of the manufacturers anywhere, ever. Netgear's tech support I only needed to use once with a new device on a really bizarre issue, as their available online documentation is really quite good.

I've dealt with several Netgear routers (like the FVS318) in SMB applications that have survived for years without incident. Hell our office wireless has been running off a Netgear WNR2000 v2.0 for so long I forgot where the damn thing is..

So yeah...I guess I kinda like'em
175  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: patchpae on: January 03, 2015, 11:08:56 PM
Forcing PAE into an OS isn't going to help with software that isn't designed to use it.

This just strikes me as a bit silly...and patching core OS files is really quite dangerous.
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