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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: May 01, 2015, 03:32:38 PM
I gotta go with Sophia Loren:
 "A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." – Sophia Loren
27  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 01, 2015, 10:59:13 AM
Latest build v2.3.2 seems to be running just fine on Windows 10 x86 b10074

Stoic, I have lost track.  Is WhiteTigX or you or both doing the current work on this?
In post 1, I get a 404 for the link in the original post (actually Reply "0"; Reply 1 is the second post))
"www.StoicJoker.com/TClock for general info. Download is still only available here."

I must be dense.  In that post, there are so many "this is here and that is there" that I can never figure out where to get it.  The above indicates I failed again. smiley

WhiteTigX has the project now...so his GitHub link (IFP) is where to get the latest build of T-Clock. My site has been down for a while now, as I've restructured/updated my lab and aren't really sure what if anything to do with the site.
28  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 01, 2015, 07:18:57 AM
Latest build v2.3.2 seems to be running just fine on Windows 10 x86 b10074

Might want to consider running Streams.exe -s -d *.* on the release to eliminate [application blocked] security warning hassles. Granted I never did it either...but I should have.. cheesy
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 01, 2015, 06:45:36 AM
Spartan is now called Edge - or maybe 'The Edge' (?).
May be findable searching for that...

Talk about a stupid name... Yikes! I liked Spartan, It conveyed a lightweight nature ... MS Edge just sounds silly to me. *Sigh*

But it's still listed as [Modern Application] Project Spartan in 10074 (just checked). It just takes you to a "Introducing Microsoft Edge" home page.
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 30, 2015, 06:40:22 AM
Coolant flush complete.. Pretty time consuming because i was pretty paranoid about bringing coolant up to temperature and then letting it cool before draining, over and over.

Zoiks!

Open drain on bottom of radiator.
Open radiator cap.
Start engine.
Turn heater on full..
Insert water hose in radiator cap spigot, with a steady running stream (vary to control overflow).
Let water and engine run until drain water clears (~10-15min).
Turn off water and engine.
Close drain, fill, cap, and done.
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 29, 2015, 05:41:29 PM
car jacking successful

If I heard it on the news I would wonder how the terrorists were going to drive to Cuba.  smiley


What!?! ...You don't remember the - Cuban Truck Raft - news reports???

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 cheesy
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars on: April 28, 2015, 06:53:18 AM
^^  Interesting.  I have to agree that electronic spark advance has to be more accurate than spring, vacuum and flywheel schemes.  However, once you can no longer see how something works with the naked eye(even if it must be disassembled to do so) then by definition it starts working in invisible ways.  At that point not everything being done can be detected.  The operator is no longer in control.

Ah the tactile joys of working on a true machine. Just springs, gears, belts, chains, and levers...with all actions and interactions in full view where their purposes and beauty of design can be appreciated.

I've been helping a friend restore a 1980 Shovelhead FLH over the past few months, and the experience has been positively therapeutic for exactly that reason. I've been happier in the garage with that old girl and all her quirky arcane foibles than doing anything I've ever done in IT. I even got a bit teary this Sunday when she finally roared to life after many years in a pile of boxes ... For reasons one will either intuitively already know, be incapable of grasping.

To me they are not just machines..
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ethernet cables: UTP vs. STP on: April 27, 2015, 02:46:24 PM
Interestingly, I did not find any reference on the internet stating that UTP cables would only work up to 100 Mbps.

Nor will you, STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) is just normal Ethernet cable with an extra layer of RF shielding for high (RF)noise environments. It has nothing to do with the speed of the media, outside of ensuring it isn't hampered by external environmental conditions.
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 27, 2015, 11:15:34 AM
Okay, Now ^That's Funny!
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 27, 2015, 06:47:24 AM
Beats me. Outside of Goop/GoJo all I can think of is Fast Orange...(I have a 1 gallon bottle in the garage that I've had for years)...but that doesn't fit the description. It's a pumice/lanolin hand cleaner on a hand lotion style pump dispenser.
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here? on: April 26, 2015, 02:52:18 PM
I'd like to do more, but my ankles and knees don't like it much... but I think I need to work at it more before i hit 60 later this year.

Oof! That's a big one ... I hit 50 in January. I've got much the same knees and ankles are crap issue. I'm trying to figure out what to do about it before it gets to far ... Seems I was a bit hard on them in my younger days. I need to get back into yoga me thinks.
37  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 24, 2015, 11:30:28 AM
On the subject of automotive oddities, though, are the old 6V positive ground electrical systems.

1960's era British motorcycles (like the 1969 Norton Commando I had years ago) were known for that configuration. They were also the driving force behind the popular then derisive phrase "Lucas, master of darkness".
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 24, 2015, 06:44:28 AM
Non-clumping kitty-litter will help absorb these fluid puddles and it's cheaper that oil-dry.

 cheesy I've been doing that one for years (sand works ok in a pinch too). Thmbsup
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 23, 2015, 05:05:51 PM
With a cheater bar over the breaker bar.

If by cheater bar you mean a piece of pipe then yes, I've done both. Actually motorcycle front fork tubes work wonderfully for that. (Speaking of which...) Did you know that the lug nuts on the passenger side of a 64 Dodge polara are left hand thread?? I didn't ... And I snapped 2 Craftsman 1/2" ratchets and split 3 sockets before I figured it out.
40  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Delete every N files, or keep only every N files on: April 23, 2015, 11:19:29 AM
Be aware that having a (1) directory with ~80,000 files in it will bring Explorer, and other tools looking at that file-list, to a crawl Cry

Damn it! ...So what is the best way to store porn?
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 23, 2015, 11:14:33 AM

Why do you ask..? http://www.donationcoder....16974.msg376108#msg376108
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars on: April 23, 2015, 07:08:12 AM
Aha, this is about altering the control computer's software, not actual car repair.  You almost had me there...  embarassed

The two are not mutually exclusive...as sometimes the repair is to alter the control computer's software. It's bad enough that the bar is already set at prohibitively expensive gadgetry just to do a minor engine tweak like dropping the idle so one's Harley goes back to idling like a Harley is supposed to instead of buzzing like some spastic appliance (Dealer Only Item(s) cost ~$600 for just that!).

No the corporate masters need to lose this one, and the messier the better. Because killing off an entire aspect of our culture in the name of IP law is simple unacceptable.


Well, the man did say "... copying the software is at issue after all, not wholly replacing it, ...".

A clever sentiment sure. But it reality which scenario is more likely to have an adverse impact on the environment?
1. People get an existing know good system and tweak it to their specific needs/liking.
2. People have to scratch build something totally in the hops of building a workable (close enough) baseline they can then work from.
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: April 23, 2015, 06:27:40 AM
Then you can get away with it.. usually.

LOL ...Usually..  Thmbsup

Keeping you hand open so the ratchet hits first helps a bit on those odd occasions too. Alternatively I'm a huge fan of breaker bars as they nicely limit the amount of force that needs to be controlled.
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars on: April 22, 2015, 02:14:24 PM
In other words, they're using the DMCA in exactly the way it was intended.

...As a blunt object with which the corporations could beat the common man into subjugation?
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars on: April 22, 2015, 11:25:09 AM
It's this kind of narrow minded savagely frothing greed that caused people on the fence to go totally Black Hat.

...And quite frankly, I'm already shopping for a Fedora.
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: April 22, 2015, 11:17:54 AM
Terrorists also use water, air, and brains. I propose we outlaw them all! tongue 

Yes, and their wieners too, because that's where terrorists come from! All people need to do is get everybody together to all cut off their wieners so no more new terrorists can be made.

Yet another problem quickly and easily solved with Occam's Razor..
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 22, 2015, 11:13:32 AM
I'm with Ren on this one...you don't get to change the name of something just because you have decided it hurts you feelings if/when/only because of your desire to take it radically out of context.

Rapeseed - Stupidity should be punished...not rewarded.
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Ads to move to full HTTPS as of June 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 07:03:57 AM
I don't care if the traffic to Google ads are encrypted. I want all traffic to/from Google ads blocked, encrypted or not. cheesy

Amen to that!

WTF:
Quote from: The Article
The changes are designed to ensure that users are safe from ad-borne security threats when watching videos, opening mobile apps or running any applications, the two Google executives blogged.  Moving ads to HTTPS ensures that users will automatically have an encrypted connection with the ad servers, just like they have an encrypted connection when using Google Search and Gmail and YouTube.


Somehow I don't recall ever hearing about MITM being an issue/factor with hostile Ads, as it's usually the Ads themselves that are foisting some scareware crap on the target. The marketing companies being constantly in a froth for money...the "screening process" (yes I'm smirking) for who gets to advertise what is total shit. Delivering malware over a "secure" connection - to me - makes about as much sense as having an attacker take a shower before they murder you.
49  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: April 20, 2015, 10:04:17 PM
^That's kinda what I figured...but it is early so I figured dipping a toe in couldn't hurt.
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: April 20, 2015, 06:23:27 PM
Not sure if anyone has heard about this one, or even if it's legit ... But I'm giving it a shot in the name of insane curiosity. eBitInvest.com (Yes that is a referral link)

Update: Oh Yeah...It's a scam. Total return was 0.00
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