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2951  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 17, 2011, 01:07:50 PM
They're too easy to use, too indiscriminate, and take away lot of the personal investment in the violence that you're intending to inflict.

 undecided I did not know you were supposed to savor these moments...
2952  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Windows management script on: August 17, 2011, 11:55:28 AM
I understand very little of what is going on here.
On my desktop Vista "Alt+F4" will close active window/program at once. Did I get this feature from strangers?

Nope that's normal windows behavior. Also Ctrl+F4 will close the active child in a MDI application. Come to think of it, In Windows 7, if you click (and hold) on a window, then shake it. It will minimize all other windows. Shake it again and they come back.
2953  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... a way to kill tabs on: August 17, 2011, 11:42:51 AM
Is there some character, maybe Unicode, that represents a tab w/o actually being a tab?  Or, perhaps, a textarea [HTML] configuration that automatically prefixes content?  Yeah, I know, that's reaching, but when logic fails, sometimes the illogical will work  tongue.

A string of spaces will leave a gap in the output, but tabs don't seem to work that way:
Formatted for HTML with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. <textarea rows="2" name="S1" cols="20">     food</textarea>

I too resort to illogic at times.
2954  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 17, 2011, 11:27:14 AM

O_o Holy Shit! ...Guess the kids pretty handy with a sword.
2955  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... a way to kill tabs on: August 17, 2011, 07:20:54 AM
Have you seen/tried this one?

http://stackoverflow.com/...s-within-variables-in-php
2956  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 17, 2011, 07:18:57 AM
I simply like to keep available a trump-card for those odd times when negitiations completely break down.

If someone breaks into my house, negotiations have already broken down... Wink

That doesn't mean you can't lead with a joke:

Wraith: Knock Knock
Burglar: Who's There
Wraith: Jesus
Burglar: Jesus Who??
Wraith: Bang!
2957  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... a way to kill tabs on: August 17, 2011, 07:03:07 AM
Just out curiosity...(given that you've already tried the most common correct answers)... Have you considered that something later in the code could be putting the tabs back in?

I've gotten had by that one once or twice.
2958  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 17, 2011, 06:44:25 AM
I do keep a .357 Magnum revolver loaded with hollow-points in my car glovebox.  The car stays locked, even when I'm at home.

Nothing like a little overkill~! Grin


Actually no; it's really a much safer round to use for personal defence. Because outside of their obvious effectively benefits ... Hollow points tend to stop after they hit something, open, and break apart. So there is less chance of them going cleanly through the first target and penetrating a second unintended target.

The thing that should be under stood, is that a weapon of any kind is and should be an absolute last resort. Much like 40hz my preferred weapons are tact & humor, as defusing a situation is really the safest option for all parties. I simply like to keep available a trump-card for those odd times when negitiations completely break down.
2959  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 16, 2011, 07:53:57 PM
The right to defend your property only works in Texas and maybe one or two other places. Here in NJ, a person is legally required to take all possible steps to avoid use of lethal force. You're only allowed to use lethal force when you reasonably believe that your own, or another's, life is in danger.

Which is precisely why the last thing you want in a shooting is a second version of what happened... Wink
2960  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Implement features that are known to be loved in other programs, on your own on: August 16, 2011, 07:49:48 PM
Sometimes, a user will suggest an idea, method or some functionality that, to the human brain, is done without a second thought.  However, translating said idea to code is futile.  I've sometimes thought to myself, "Humans are subjective, code is not."

If I dare to think of the number of times I've had that conversation at the office I'll wake up screaming for a week.

 cheesy
2961  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 16, 2011, 11:33:36 AM
Indeed, a very passive response for a country where everybody and their grandmother appear to have guns...  tongue
That's what you're led to believe from TV and news. Most Americans can't afford guns! And unless you have a use for one (hunting, target shooting, killing someone/yourself), they're not much use. They usually lead to far more (legal) trouble than people bargained for when they are used (kids finding them, shooting themselves or a friend).

You obviously don't live in the south.

Down here you either have a gun in your truck...or people look at you funny. They're also a fairly solid investment if treated (stored/maintained) properly.

Last I heard on the news 1 in 9 people here have a license to carry. And if you spent the $300 to get licensed, you're not going to be planning to whip out a sharp stick.

Kids mishandling firearms (does happen here every few years) is an issue of education & access, not ownership.
2962  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 16, 2011, 06:58:06 AM
I'm curious...

What levels of FORCE can one use to stop theft? if someone breaks into your home, and tries to steal from you, what level of VIOLENCE can you use? Can you shoot someone if you warn them and they persist? Can you use a baseball bat? A knife?

There has to be some level of justified force to protect one's property.

While the Castle Doctrine allows for the use of Deadly Force to protect ones property. The paperwork they show up with states that it is not your property - You're a squatter in your own home - hence it would actually serve to justify their 'legally" shooting you (gotta love that one).

This is why the pencil necked paper monkey shows up with the fuzz in toe to make sure everyone behaves properly and bends over on cue.
2963  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Samsung hard drives - don't buy them unless you like subliminal mental torture on: August 15, 2011, 06:33:31 PM
And where would you put the reset button?

Close the lid, open the lid. ...The girls should appreciate our finally using that option.

Hmmm, in case of a problem, which crapcleaner do you use?

That would be fully automated, and attached to the little handle on the tank.

First the mechanism is (...) "Dumped Full", Then Flush...
2964  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 15, 2011, 06:08:39 PM
I have nothing to say that is actually printable. Or maybe just 2 'V' words: Vengeance. Venezuela.

Hm... V->Guy Fawks-> Anon...

The system on the second video sounds like a great target for Anonymous to torch. The people get free houses, the evil bankers end up pennyless in the streets ...(Shit!)... That'd be a Walt Disney level happy ending me thinks.
2965  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WinXP: monitor USB port disconnects when computer is locked on: August 15, 2011, 05:44:17 PM
Is it a Dell? I got a bad batch of T1500s a while back that had certain USB ports that liked to "flicker" a bit.
2966  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: UK Riots: Have you been affected? on: August 15, 2011, 05:42:00 PM
I dont know. I find the idea dubious that without "civilisation", we'd be a bunch of savages. It is prevalent in all "modern" societies & religions that I know of. But that doesnt convince me. In fact I would suspect that the demonising of our "animal" nature is one our greatest problems as a society. The idea also helps society and religions to convince us that we need their ways of thinking, their morals, their beliefs, in order to be, or become, "civilised" - or whatever :p

Bingo! +100 We should all aspire to be as kind and loyal as our dogs.
2967  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Problem: I can't understand how to get a W7-64 machine into an XP-32 network on: August 15, 2011, 05:34:22 PM
[evil joke]

That is wrong on so many levels ... I like it.

 cheesy
2968  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Problem: I can't understand how to get a W7-64 machine into an XP-32 network on: August 15, 2011, 03:29:05 PM
Hooray!

All stations on the network are communicating.

Glad you got it working.

Windows 7 should be able to connect just fine to an XP workgroup right out of the box. I did two of them last week with zero issues.

Main tripping points tend to be Simple File Sharing (unless everybody is Home edition, then you're stuck with it), Blank passwords (MS killed that action by default in XP SP2), Firewalls, and selection the wrong network type/location:
Public (locks it down like a nun's knees)
Work (allows communication to happen)
Home (Lets it be free & easy)
2969  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Problem: I can't understand how to get a W7-64 machine into an XP-32 network on: August 15, 2011, 12:12:17 PM
You should find out the IP(v4) number from each of your PC's in the network. (open dos-box and type the command 'IPCONFIG /all')
Normally those start with 192.168.x.x or 10.0.x.x. Disable any firewalls for the time being.

This is probably the most important part of the diagnostic. Firewalls (especially 3rd party firewalls) create more anguish than they'll ever be worth. Terminate them with extreme prejudice. ...You'll be happier for it later.

Make sure you can ping target machine X by IP

Make sure you can ping target machine by name

Make sure everybody either is, or is not using Simple File Sharing (I prefer it off).

Make sure there are no blank passwords being used.
2970  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Foreclosure Scam on: August 15, 2011, 06:40:46 AM
I have some friends that both had good jobs years ago and had built their dream house. Then the economy went to shit.

They both lost their jobs, and the mortgage fell behind. The bank foreclosed, but took 3 years to get around to evicting them.

The house sat for a year or two during which time they both managed to find new stable jobs.

--Now here's the weird part--

When the house went back on the market, a friend in real estate let them know ... Which allowed them to once again buy the house. But this time at a substantial discount because of the markets devaluation.

So while the wife & I will probably never make it out from under our house payments. At least I get to laugh about ^that^.

smiley
2971  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Operation Facebook (will you rejoice?) on: August 14, 2011, 10:59:25 AM
Seems like an unjustifiable amount of collateral damage is about to be inflicted on a huge number of undeserving people.  And all in the name of "teaching a lesson" to a large corporation . One which is not going to change anything it does in the wake of it - except possibly push for even greater government regulation of the Web. And likely cooperate even more with government law enforcement than it (allegedly) already does.

So tell me...what do they rationally expect to accomplish by trying to do this?  huh


Anon has affectively made a declaration of war against FB. And given their opponent a (roughly) 3 month lead time to backup and fortify as (they see fit) necessary. if apathy prevails...Well...

I've been "warned", and have taken appropriate steps to ensure that all pictures of my granddaughter the wife has in her FB account are also stored in an alternate location. My work is done (se above)...

The corporations have been and will continue to milk people for every ounce of marketable information regardless of any silly concerns about the privacy and well being of the individual. Unless someone gets their attention by making it a less tantalizing an option.

I fail to see any reason to fear a "reprisal" that is the inevitable out come of the current trends. Knowledge is power. It always has been. ...And properly subjugated drones do not have it. Hence the access to information as we have it today, must be stopped. To allow our corporate overlords to gain an appropriate level of control over the thronging (not them and therefore unwashed) masses.
2972  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 14, 2011, 10:40:24 AM
Hi, I have to admit taht T-Clock is one of my favourite programs (:
Thank you! (:

...however i have strange behavior on w7 x64...
When I run TC it just run (time is shown), but do not respond to any clicks ......... ?
I have to run propeties page manually and kill the process.
After that Explorer died... and restarted.
I had to repeat this to configure anything but there is something that prevent TC's comunication.
Before that i have tried to run 1.01 version of TC but there was similar action. No comunication.
I do not remember how i manage to run 1.01 but it dies after few clicks. :/
What could i do to run TC properly?
(i have tried different compatibility mode but nothing changed
some of them need UAC confirmation some not)

For reasons that are as of yet unclear, T-Clock does not like to be run as administrator. I'm guessing due to the agressive session isolation in newer versions of Windows. If it is run as Admin, you can (should be able to ) run a Command Prompt as administrator an from the T-Clock directory run Clock.exe /exit to unload it without crashing the shell. T-Clock is developed and tested on Windows 7 Professional x64 ... So it should not require any compatability mode configuration.


Only thing that i start to suspects is Kaspersky Anti Virus software...

Now that is an intresting (albeit rather odd) prospect. Pleas do let me know if this can be confirmed.


In addition to this i have some ideas that could be useful.
TC is very good tool at displaying handy information in minimalistic way.
To minimize number of simultanously runnig applications this one could show:
- CPU usage as bars (with core division),
- RAM usage/free,
- HDD's temps from smart,
- batery and/or charge time.
configured in settings tab for taskbar and/or desktop surface (look for next idea).

I have read that there is a way to watch timer's counters but more handy could be a bunch of text lines,
displayed directly on desktop with countdown couters showing how much time left (to timers alarm - especially the long one).
Position of this could be configured in settings tab.
The same could be for be for  with cores, ram, hdd temp near clock)


I'm still on he fence on these, but (they have come up before)I may try it when I can get time to reopen the project.
2973  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 14, 2011, 10:35:58 AM
Problems with Custom Format.

On my Win7 system, the hours in my custom format seem to depend on the greyed-out checkboxes.

Example: I checked Custom Format, and added this formatting text: h:nn tt \nddd, mm/dd

Problem: it displayed like this:
    15:05 PM
  Sat, 08/13

Workaround: uncheck custom format, check the 12H and AM/PM boxes, re-check custom format. The 12H setting is now greyed-out, but the same formatting text as above now displays like this:
    3:08 PM
  Sat, 08/13

I expected the tt code that shows AM or PM to also change the hours from 24 to 12.

I am using T-Clock 32 v1.0.1

Yes that was a rather annoying behavioral quirk (bugg...) in v1.0.1. It has been fixed in the latest build available in the first post of this thread.
2974  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 14, 2011, 10:33:45 AM
Please support additional clocks. Thanks!

That is something that I plan to try, but in the interim have you tried using the W +/-X option for alternate timezones?

w +/- x   = Alternate Time Zone – Show current time +/- x hours for display of alternate time zone.
2975  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 14, 2011, 10:30:18 AM
(Long Shot) If you check properties on the clock.exe and tclock.dll files, do either of them show an UnBlock button?

thanks SJ, i'll try this when i get to the Win7 box. i'm guessing this anomaly has more to do with my Win 7 setup than your app. anyway, i'm glad that there is a TClock version for those of us who use 64-bit Windows. thanks for TClock 2010 again.. thumbs up

Any new info (better/worse/no change) on what could be happening with this?
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