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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: July 02, 2014, 06:37:06 AM
^What a classically lamed assed defense at the end of the video: Isn't that rather Orwellian? Why yes...but think of the children..

We. Are. So. Screwed..!
177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 01, 2014, 12:13:51 PM
Interesting (Ren vs. 40), I actually fall somewhere between these two schools of thought..

Who else wants popcorn?? cheesy



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Crap, Ren got ahead of me...I was referring to 40hz's post above.
178  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: July 01, 2014, 11:42:46 AM
I was thinking like x16wda that the space was necessary also ... But that's probably just because the documentation on SC.exe says it is a requirement.. *Shrug* cheesy

But...
As an example, the following worked fine for me, (Win8Pro x86):

sc failure browser actions=restart/60000/restart/60000/restart/60000 reset=86400

First, Second, and Subsequent actions Restart after 60 seconds, failure counter reset after 1 day for service Computer Browser (service name = browser).

I can confirm this spaceless version worked for me on Windows 8.1 Pro.
179  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 01, 2014, 07:16:24 AM
Hm... There is sort of a president for this in regard to domain squatting fore the sole purpose of extortion IIRC. I actually looked into it once because of the TClock.com domain being registered (for 10 years out) but never used for anything. But I'd really like to see the list of 22 seized domain names before going there.
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 01, 2014, 07:08:33 AM
^ Might want to spoiler that image.  Even though the thread is marked NSFW, there are limits...
Good point. If he's the driver, and if that's alcohol he's drinking he could be in a whole lot of trouble.

Okay... Now ^That's^ funny!  Thmbsup
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: July 01, 2014, 07:06:26 AM
You might want to use NAT networking instead of bridged networking. Networking can be fidgety sometimes when working with VMWare or any other virtualization software for that matter.

Really? Granted I'm not that familiar with VMware as I've always used the MS (Virtual PC/Hyper-V) offering. But for a cursory search it appears that VMware's "bridged networking" is equivalent to Hyper-V's "Shared Virtual Switch", which I've used extensively. Our productions systems have 20 virtual servers running on a virtual switch, some of which have public IPs and some are behind the router's NAT ...(yes, that is two different virtual switched)... and I've never had a problem with any of it.

Now granted this could be a VMware quirk I'm unaware of (I am honestly curious about this), but it seems to me - from a networking standpoint - that having the route to a hosted service double NAT'ed would be much more problematic to maintain.


The error description is not too clear. Are you very sure nothing else is blocking the port(s) required by Owncloud/IIS?

I was actually headed here myself being that 8080 probably is not allowed by the Windows firewall by default. Also if for some reason they have a port hardcoded somewhere in the code it could be failing to find itself for that functionality. Page refresh and a netstat -n on the server might bring that to light.


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@SuperboyAC - Please keep in mind that anything I say in here going forward will be tainted by my prejudicial assertion that Apache does not belong on Windows. Having spent the last decade as an IIS admin, I just wanted to be fair coming out of the gate in case anyone ends up geting that impression later on in the thread. cheesy
182  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: June 30, 2014, 10:15:01 PM
Why are you trying to run both Apache and IIS??
183  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: June 30, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
Don't know that I ever actually tried that, but give this a read: http://technet.microsoft....-us/library/cc742019.aspx It appears that the space locations are critical and I think the actions set has to be enclosed in {}.
184  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 30, 2014, 06:57:16 AM
I'm a little surprised at the reaction to this - I would have guessed that DCer's would generally be in favor of tough anti-spam laws.

This isn't a tough anti-spam law- it's a short-sighted one, with little understanding of the tech behind it, and a very stifling effect by the unreasonable penalties.

Indeed, because there will always be a group - usually the one that pushed it through - that is dying to tryout a new law like this. So with a wanton desire to make a few examples ... many SMB's that have legitimate mailing lists could get vaporized just for having a system that isn't quite fully automated, contains a few of the right outdated/incorrect addresses, and had the dumb luck of sending a monthly mailing to close to the path of one of the crusaders.

This isn't about solving anything, this is all about effecting a body count to make it look like something is being done.
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: June 28, 2014, 03:05:17 PM
Offer up toxic CFLs

I think you mean panic people by totally blowing the "danger" out of proportion. They have what, about a 3 hour cleanup routine there? And that is assuming of course that you don't have carpeting...

Who the hell is going to shut down and evacuate entire office for 3 hours because the maintenance guy broke a bulb? Please tell me nobody is that stupid.. Or have they managed to concoct a "study" of all of the CFL related deaths over the past 50+ years ... Really where are those numbers?

This is just more hyper reactive over sanitizing to give the lawyers more ammunition for bullshit lawsuits. Sally didn't get into Harvard because somebody broke a light bulb down the hall back in third grade and I'm gonna sue!

There are enough things out there that really will get people killed without falling for yet another bullshit Ganja Madness campaign.
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook plays with your mind on: June 27, 2014, 10:29:00 PM
That could easily have skirted very close to an End of User License Agreement.. Nobody really seems to be thinking about there being real people out there on the other end of the wire. They just want to screw with the lab rats.
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 27, 2014, 05:57:24 PM

Oh Yeah! This sounds like a good time (...Not!):
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Per the new Canadian law, those that break the new convenant will face severe fines and penalties. Per Katt Stearns...
• Your business will be fined up to $10,000,000
• Your CEO, and each officer, may be fined up to $1,000,000
• Your Marketing Agency may be fined up to $10,000,000
• You, as an individual, may be fined $10,000

If you're not worried about this new law, you haven't been adequately information.


This is just impossible to not abuse. Let the witch hunt begin!
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 27, 2014, 05:19:38 PM
Okay, granted it has been a rather long week, but this does look to be a legit Email, and I am subscribed to a list for security update notifications.

Email-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA256

********************************************************************
Title: Microsoft Security Notifications
Issued: June 27, 2014
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Notice to IT professionals:

As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is suspending the use of email notifications that announce the following:

* Security bulletin advance notifications
* Security bulletin summaries
* New security advisories and bulletins
* Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins

In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website.

For more information, or to sign up for an RSS feed, visit the Microsoft Technical Security Notifications webpage at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/dd252948.
Unimportant rest of Email removed-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


"due to changing governmental policies concerning the issuance of automated electronic messaging" ... WTF?!?
189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 27, 2014, 03:01:26 PM
The best thing would be if after all of this blew over, he turned around and said...

"See!  Exactly what I said in the article... happened.  Grow up people!  Realize what's going on!"

+1,000 Thmbsup
190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 25, 2014, 05:06:43 PM
I think he's just given them a lift from the publicity.  Sometimes, people just don't know when to shut up.

Apparently he's never met Barbra Streisand..
191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Researchers find out how governments hijack phones on: June 25, 2014, 12:22:20 PM
Just how stupid do they think people are when reading that?

Have you ever worked in Tech Support..?

Quote from: Hacking Team Customer Policy
We will refuse to provide or we will stop supporting our technologies to governments or government agencies that:
We believe have used HT technology to facilitate gross human rights abuses.
Who refuse to agree to or comply with provisions in our contracts that describe intended use of HT software, or who refuse to sign contracts that include requirements that HT software be used lawfully.
Who refuse to accept auditing features built into HT software that allow administrators to monitor how the system is being used.

Now, define Administrator for me.. (Edward...)

192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 25, 2014, 06:37:35 AM
That's because They (yes of the infamous them) have created a strictly enforced zero tolerance utopia, where - in the interest of proving that hate is not allowed - everyone is to love everyone equally, at all times and forever...without fail!

Not quite. You are fully expected to hate and loathe everyone they hate and loathe. If you don't, you're a sexist, racist, homophobic anti-semite that beats his kids and molests his dog.

i.e. You are entitled to share our opinion or die.

The "tolerance" zealots are anything but tolerant.

Well, yes ... But that's a really short list as I understand it...Just Nazis, smokers, and (I think) people that don't recycle ... Right?
193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: June 24, 2014, 02:17:25 PM
OMFG that is hilarious! Spiraled completely out of control because of a teeny bit of sarcasm.

Christ, I just threw my back out trying to laugh quietly and hysterically at the same time.

 cheesy Thmbsup
194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 24, 2014, 11:47:45 AM
Isn't that the truth... as long as we don't get too famous, or manage to keep our sins in the dark... we're OK.  But if the covers slip one bit with the cameras following night and day... you're a goner.

That's because They (yes of the infamous them) have created a strictly enforced zero tolerance utopia, where - in the interest of proving that hate is not allowed - everyone is to love everyone equally, at all times and forever...without fail! Hell they'll probably bridge the "gender barrier" next by mandating bisexuality in the interest of promoting understanding and awareness. There won't be anymore short straw guy takes it for the team any more. Oh hell no that's not - everybody gets a trophy style "fair" - Nope, now everybody's got to take one of their own ... Just to prove they're a team player.
195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 23, 2014, 10:48:07 PM
 undecided ... You're screwing with me, aren't you? cheesy
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time on: June 23, 2014, 10:12:23 PM
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground.  During a heavy storm it sounds like an artillery barrage.  Especially downtown Miami the sound bounces off the buildings.  In fact it's almost as loud as the guys driving Ferraris with glass packs.

Yay Florida ... I can never remember if we're 3rd of 5th in the world. But it's a wild show at times either way.
197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 23, 2014, 06:07:30 PM
I've been trying to find the time to finish this post for over a week!

So I took my car down a rocky gravely road, and tested ABS -- which kicked in easily on that surface.  It wasn't particularly dramatic but i'm glad to know what it feels like so if it happens in real driving it won't startle me.

That in itself is probably the most important - takeaway for you - part of the test. Because the last thing you need in an emergency situation...is more surprises.


I also tried to get it to trigger on a regular road, but a hard stop at 35mph did not trigger it -- despite giving me whiplash and throwing baby cody from the back seat to the front seat, and so i gave up on that.

Okay, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and assume you just gave the brake petal a good stomp to effect that reaction...yes? While it is excellent for testing purposes, It is also the exact type of problem behavior I was initially eluding to when one - fortified with ABS - takes the expression "Panic Stop" a bit too literally.

The reality of it is that in "normal" driving, if you really have to suddenly clamp down on the binders ... You weren't really paying attention. Otherwise, you'd have had other accident avoidance (e.g. escape) options available. And yes, after 35+ years of street riding this is where my motorcycling elitist background tends to bleed through rather quickly. Because for most people it's "just a fender-bender", but or me it could quite easily be a fatality ... Mine! ...So I tend to take that and the whole defensive driving thing quite seriously.

Now here is the part that people seem to have difficulty grasping. We've already had much discussion about ABS being able to stop a vehicle faster ... but the problem is - from a truly holistic defensive driving stand point - that's irrelevant. Because the real reason that ABS was originally explored as an option for cars, was to resolve an issue with steering control during hard breaking. Once the wheels lock due to excessive braking the ability the steer the vehicle is completely lost. That! is the one and only reason for ABS to ever be explored as a possible safety feature in an automobile. The fact that it also happened to make the cars stop faster by properly regulating break pressure was and still is a completely accidental (pun intended) fringe benefit.

Want proof, simple ... There are 2 wheel and 4 wheel designs for automotive ABS systems. Now for the 2 wheel only systems - on a 4 wheeled vehicle - which 2 wheels get the advantage of ABS control? I'll give you a (a slight misdirect) hint. Due to weight bias under breaking, the front wheels provide 70% of a vehicles stopping power. The ABS btw... goes on the back wheels. Why??? Steering control pure and simple. This configuration is actually most common in pickup trucks which when traveling empty and having no weight in the rear, have a very bad reputation of locking the rear wheels and sliding sideways.

Faster breaking...not so much. Safer breaking, yes ... But that - in defensive driving - is not necessarily always faster breaking. You see in defensive driving, the person who stops the fastest, is frequent also the first person to get killed in (if not the cause of) a chain reaction crash. First rule of defensive driving is in an emergency...look for a soft place to land.

Motorcycles stop faster than cars do - it's simple weight ratio physics. So I have always been able to stop much quicker then the folks in the cars around me. However... If the guy behind me can't stop as quickly as I'm about to...then who's fault is it really if he just so happens to run my stupid ass the fuck over? Hm..? Not really a trick question is it? I have to maintain steering control so I can swerve to some out of the way place - so as to politely and defensively allow him to proceed to continue and finish crashing into the idiot/obstacle that I just avoided. Otherwise to be brutally honest it is quite simply my own fault that he ran over my ass.

Now sure, Florida law says that if you rear-end someone, then the accident is automatically your fault. So according to 'The law' I would be completely blameless. However in any defensive driving classes you take the term applied to this type of situation is called being "Dead Right". Yeah, sure you're "right"...but you're also dead. Pyric victory anyone?
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Supreme Court Invalidates Software Patent... on: June 20, 2014, 02:22:16 PM
But if you don't have the money...

We have a thing called Legal Aid in our state. If you're below 125% of the poverty level, they get you an attorney. For criminal charges, there's the public defender's office (not bad here actually) which often means some sort of plea deal.


They have something like that in every state, and every single one of them has the same problem.

   If you live in a box in the park...you're covered.

   If you live in a mansion...you're covered.

   If you fall between these two groups...(and you really need counsel)...you will either end up living in a box in the park, or going to prison.

The "poverty level" moves as needed for the benefit of those controlling the system.
199  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 20, 2014, 06:48:11 AM
Remember, this is a hack of a hack--the idea that some things may be broken is built in.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are unaware of the fact that I designed said interface, and wrote the code for it...so a modicum of tact would be appreciated. Even if it is your wish to imply that you have some sort of insight into what I was thinking at the time of its writing.

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@mouser - While I've never been a fan of installes for this type of small program, it is one of the most common requests regarding T-Clock that I received over the years. It is a kind offer, but the decision is up to WhiteTigX - I really am trying to stay the hell out of here - so as not to become a total pain in the ass - but it's the damn force of habit ... I just seem to keep gravitating back.
200  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 19, 2014, 05:35:38 PM
well... I don't really think those buttons are needed... you didn't change other stuff besides that.. "non-existing" menu items could include a dummy text.. such as "double-click to add new" or something... Or a context menu on right click...

Quick-N-Dirty compromise might just be to change the group box text from "Add Menu Item" to Add Menu Item (Double Click to Add or Edit).

Honestly as far as ListView controls go double clicking to trigger the default action has always been a rather common behavior in any application I've ever encountered. *Shrug* So after having been there for 10 years it now has 1 complaint ...undecided... It's up to you man. smiley
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