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2951  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Share your mouse and keyboard with multiple Mac or Windows computers on: August 25, 2011, 11:25:39 AM
Okay, this is way to cool to not come up with some way of playing with it ... I just gotta think of something.

How old of an OS will it work with... NT4? OS9? Or will it need to be XP/OSX and above?
2952  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 24, 2011, 03:23:30 PM
I want WP7 to be successful, and actually want a WP7 device.  However, I run into the dual problem of (a) some of the apps I use on my phone daily aren't available on WP7 and (b) I have too much money invested into iOS apps.  My first smartphone was a windows mobile phone, and I have had several since.  I had the same pain when I moved from windows mobile (my last was a Pantech Duo that my daughter only recently upgraded from), and don't relish going through that again.

*sigh*

Look on the bright side, at least you won't need to worry about the store being sold out of them when you get ready to make the jump.
2953  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 24, 2011, 03:19:11 PM
Hmm, shocking that WP7 would work with Exchange and others would have problems? Hehe. Or do you mean just in general?

Both actually, but if you look at Office 2007's track record with the same RPC over HTTP style connection it isn't really a given out of the gate. I got a laptop on the bench now I'm about to either downgrade to 03 or shoot.



@Darwin - Good Man!  

I too have run into some of the cronic sales bias against the Windows Phones. Fortunately I have a rather strong bias against sales people...which tends to make them feel bad after I finish expressing it (Tehehe). Wink
2954  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 24, 2011, 01:55:03 PM
So perhaps in summary: Android has higher potential for awesome, iOS has more consistent execution of good-to-awesome. And WP7 doesn't sell enough to matter.

Out of the dozen of us here with smart phones. we have:
 One (sales type) with an iPhone that has had to be reminded 3 times in the past 2 months how to find the Exchange server.

 Most of the others are running some flavor of Android all of which have had to be flattened at least 5 times in he past 6 months for various reasons, many of which involved getting (to the Exchange server) Email.

 And one Odd-Man-Out (me) who insisted on having a Windows (WP7) phone...Just to be an asshole. However, in the above mentioned very same past few months. The Windows Phone has consistantly just worked requiring only a good charging every other day.

So I guess Kewl ain't everything. Wink
2955  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: U.S. East coast quake - Everybody OK? on: August 24, 2011, 11:34:06 AM
I wonder if there's an easy way to look up DC members by geographical area...

You mean like this?
2956  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 24, 2011, 11:19:26 AM
Nah... to fictional for even SyFy to take it on.

So after the aliens landed, bringing world peace, immortality, and all the unicorns back ... They created a magic toolbar...
2957  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: U.S. East coast quake - Everybody OK? on: August 24, 2011, 07:00:31 AM
I'm in Florida; we got nothing. But I had been wondering how the rest of the folks up the coast made out.
2958  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 23, 2011, 03:45:10 PM
Even in a backwater like Paraguay it is becoming seriously hard to buy a new "dumb" phone. Whether you want it or not, the only options available are the not so-"dumb", the smart and (when money is not a problem) really smart phones.

Remember back in the 80's when people thought it would be so cool to have a cellphone that would fit in their pocket. And here we are 30 years later still hoping for the same thing.

OOooo but its got a 4" screen... Right. ...And I'm supposed to put the rest of my shit where?
2959  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 23, 2011, 12:51:31 PM
Interesting, why not just get a plain old dumbphone then?

(fair question!) Because the office insisted, and is paying for the phone. Left to my own devices (pun intended), I'd just get a plain phone. Assuming I could find one...considering they are trying to make it impossible to not get stuck with a data plan these days.
2960  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone on: August 23, 2011, 11:41:28 AM
I mainly use my phone to make phone calls ... because, it's a phone.

My $0.02: if it's a phone, then it IS a phone, but if it's a "smartphone" I think it's not exactly a phone.

Not exactly a phone, is still a phone ... Especially when it just so happens to be called a phone, be it smart or otherwise. I don't care what else it does, I was at a phone store, to get a phone ... and that's what I'll be using it for, as that is what I went after in the first place. smiley

Do I have a "Smart" phone? Yes. However the rest of its features only serve to allow people an ever increasing number of ways to annoy the shit out of me even when they are not physically present. Hence my two favorite features of the device are that it allows me to call people when I need to speak with them, and it has this delightful little button on the top that allows me to shut the son-of-a-bitch off.

...Yes, I am getting old and cantankerous.

 cheesy
2961  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 23, 2011, 11:17:23 AM
In this day-and-age, aren't we meant to create a facebook page and start a petition or campaign to highlight cnet's crass new system.

Does it come with a screw cnet logo we could all put on our sites linking to the why article/page (for a little SEO boost).
2962  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Firefox fixes the version number problem on: August 23, 2011, 07:09:38 AM
Do you think that you know better than the developers that this patch is good or bad for you?
Yes.

How does the developer know my setup and my system?  He doesn't.  You are looking at this only from the side that the developer knows his own program, and that may be true.  But he doesn't know, and definitely doesn't care, about the intricacies of my system.  Only I do.  What he is patching may already be covered by some other form of protection on my system.  Does he know?  No.  What his patch "fixes" may cause other issues with my system.  Does he know?  No.  Does he care?  Maybe at best.  No, I am responsible for systems under my care, I should have the capability to choose how to run them - not have it forced down my throat.  Do you want to make it install by default?  Fine, but still give me the choice.  Just like the developer has the choice to NOT support older versions (or to charge for that support), I should have the choice NOT to install the newer version.  Taking away that choice is NEVER a good idea.

+1 Browser patches can break functionality of web applications, and if that web app happens to be mission critical ... No is an important answer to have available. Currently MS is pushing IE9, however when installed, it breaks the native MS Fax printer because of its treatment of preview.js.

Why? Hell-if-I-Know. But I have the IE9 update blocked for all machines located at clients that use the native MS Fax server. Because that's the only way to keep them running right now.
2963  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Logon Screen Wallpaper for Multiple Monitor users... worth it? on: August 23, 2011, 06:58:38 AM
There certainly sounds like there is a demand for it. But why the need for two versions, does it use a shell hook? If so you can have two projects pointing to a single source pool, to keep it easier to manage. MSVS08 seems to hate it, but 03 & 10 do just fine (never figured that one out).
2964  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cnet's Download.com and the installer scam on: August 22, 2011, 04:03:58 PM
This really pisses me off since some of my software is listed on that site and now has this extra setup garbage.  FWIW, I have never submitted any of my software to ANY site other than my own.

Wow! Did not know they were going around grabing things at random. Good to know, thanks.
2965  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My own posts showing up in Unread Posts - Am I the only one experiencing this? on: August 22, 2011, 02:46:44 PM
I'll guess it goes either way. Just checked https all unread link, and there I was right at the top.
2966  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My own posts showing up in Unread Posts - Am I the only one experiencing this? on: August 22, 2011, 02:44:39 PM
Does it have to be a new post? Or will a reply do? (posted via https)
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 22, 2011, 12:00:09 PM
Strange really, if you're on a Win 7 box with Administrative rights it should just ask you if you want to give yourself permissions to access the file (if the drive is connected locally). Over the wire it could be a share permissions issue also.

Do you have a copy of the Trinity Rescue Kit? I frequently use it to skip around permissions by selecting share all with no security when it boots. Then grabbing anything wanted off the autoloaded Samba server. Just pulled 65GB of video's off the sales manager's laptop with it this morning (don't tell him... (hehe)).
2968  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Firefox fixes the version number problem on: August 22, 2011, 11:48:13 AM
That is a very bad implementation of what is IMO an otherwise great feature.

Indeed. From you description it brings to mind the rule of least astonishment - which to me it clearly violates.
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 22, 2011, 06:41:07 AM
I've got a question related to this topic:

I took a (non-OS) hard drive from a Windows 7 machine and put it into a Windows XP machine. Now I'm trying to copy the files off that Win XP machine's drive onto a different Windows 7 machine's HDD. But I don't have permission to access the files because they were in a "Library" on the old Windows 7 machine.

How do I remove the limited permission settings and allow myself access to my own data again?

Thanks!

That's not a permissions issue. The Win 7 librarys use a file system link type that XP can't follow/understand. If you just go to the folder on the drive that the link points to, you should be able to access it from there.
2970  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: A bit of help C# and MySql on: August 20, 2011, 11:37:01 AM
Also, if you're just trying to use MySQL and can't get this to work, you might look into MySQL Connector/NET.  There's a good tutorial on using it here.

I'll second that, I've used the MySQL supplied SKD for a couple of C++ projects. All of which worked out quite well.
2971  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: A bit of help C# and MySql on: August 20, 2011, 12:07:49 AM
Is the database you connecting to defined elsewhere?

Why is there no FROM {TABLE} reference in the code?

Granted I know nothing of this dll you're trying to use but this line just don't look right:
Formatted for C# with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. cmd.Select("users").Where("Username", UN);

Shouldn't it be something more like:
Formatted for C# with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. cmd.Select("Username, Password").From.("Users").Where("Username", UN);

Considering (I'm left guessing...) you're probably getting the DAMN! messagebox ... It's probably returning an empty results set, or a query syntax error that isn't being seen/checked for.
2972  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: A bit of help C# and MySql on: August 19, 2011, 11:55:53 AM
What errors are you getting, and what is the structure of the table you're querying?
2973  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HP announces it's discontinuing all WebOS device development on: August 19, 2011, 11:36:46 AM
Hooo-ly Shit! Did not ses that coming at all. Hell, the sales manager just got back from an HP sponsored tech show that was specifically for the WebOS TouchPad!! (We're an HP ASP)

We've got a few thousand (business class) HP printers in the field and they've always been quite reliable.  While as Carol mentioned their drivers can be a PITA if you strip off the software bundle they tend to work quite well.

I've never been a fan of their computers as they are mostly home user multi-media nightmares. But Kill the WebOS TouchPad! That's freaking Nutz!! We just got two to demo and they're not even out of their boxes yet.

Damnit! ...I was thinking about checking out the dev options.
2974  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: how does your <insert device here> stack up? on: August 18, 2011, 05:58:08 PM
Here I have the latest model that stacks up perfectly...the iBrick

Those only come in gold right?

 cheesy

Don't you feel gilty about that?
Not an ounce...
2975  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Upgrade" Button is Patented -- Trolls Come Out of Sewers... on: August 18, 2011, 05:08:26 PM
deleted absurdly rude, sarcastic post making fun of these people who patent every passing idea, as if their every thought is something brilliant

Bummer, I rather liked it. As it vilified the core behavior that is killing innovation. Back when innovators really did, the plan was to build a better mousetrap. Now the prevailing M.O. is to build a complete shit mouse trap, and force everyone that wants to create a (truly working) rodent disposal device to hemorrhage cash to you for (basically) nothing.
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