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2951  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I figured something out about Apple's device restrictions: file management. on: June 08, 2011, 06:47:28 AM
Yeah, they want to get rid of the file system so they don't have to keep worrying about grossly mismanaging it. Want to jettison all that baggage (e.g. your files), and have a "fresh" start ... We've got an app for that. The "all new" iCloud data storage and disposal service...  Thmbsup Now your files are all smiley ing gone and you didn't have to press delete!
2952  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 08, 2011, 06:39:24 AM
^Wonder if its battery will still hold a decent charge if it's been 4 years since it last got plugged in.  huh

 undecided Good Question... I (just put it on charge) guess we'll find out in the morning... Wink

That would be a no...Much as you suspected. It was still deader than a door nail after an overnight charge. Battery looks replacable, but I haven't looked at it yet (cound be ugly...).



Does anyone remember this from way back?

http://research.microsoft...ple/dcr/work/taskgallery/

I do vaguely remember that. (hehe) Talk about a blast from the past ... Cool find!
2953  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tablet Discussion - in the market to buy on: June 07, 2011, 08:47:02 PM
A homicidal, pathological lying AI robot posted about this one in IRC: http://thetoshibatablet.com/

Loudly blaring Big Band music with no volume control! ...They should be shot, hacked, and then beaten to death in an Alley just for that. I hit the mute button on the page, and it un-muted itself at the end so I got to suffer the last blasted note of the sound track. Their marketing department should be sterilized immediately.
2954  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 07, 2011, 08:33:53 PM
^Wonder if its battery will still hold a decent charge if it's been 4 years since it last got plugged in.  huh

 undecided Good Question... I (just put it on charge) guess we'll find out in the morning... Wink
2955  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for suggestions for domain name registration on: June 07, 2011, 05:13:33 PM
(Bad Monkey) Hover don't. I transfered the main company from Network Solutions to Hover last week, and it was enabled by default (as a courtesy) on the newly transfered domain.

I think a lot of them throw freebies in like that when you transfer.

Could be, but it's also an actively available configuration option for the other domains that weren't just transfered. *Shrug* If I can remember, I'll try enabling it on one of the other domains tomorrow and see if it starts begging for more coin.
2956  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Backpager, an online web editor on: June 07, 2011, 11:39:48 AM
That looks pretty good!   thumbs up

Hell yeah, and he put it together in a day...Now that is impressive!
2957  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for suggestions for domain name registration on: June 07, 2011, 11:31:23 AM
They also offer private registrations (i.e. ownership masking service) at a nominal additional cost if you want to hide your real contact info from casual perusal.

They charge extra for that?!? (Bad Monkey) Hover don't. I transfered the main company from Network Solutions to Hover last week, and it was enabled by default (as a courtesy) on the newly transfered domain. It wasn't enabled at NetSol, so it has to be a Hover thing. Also it's only $10 yr for a transfered domain. So I got 3 years for $30 when I moved it.

The transfer was completely seamless as I was able to preconfigure all the DNS settings at Hover before the transfer went through. Well  undecided maybe not completely seamless ... as we did have a minor (4 hour) Email outage. But that was because I'd been in a hurry and ("Christmas Tree'd" the input) created a circular reference in the MX records (...Hay, (sh)IT Happens). However, when I caught and corrected it the push was instantaneous ... Because mail (that people had been waiting on for hours) started flooding in (literally) within seconds after I hit apply. But that was not Hover's fault.
2958  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for suggestions for domain name registration on: June 07, 2011, 07:00:27 AM
I've been using DomainDirect (which is now Hover) for about 10 years and never had a problem with them. I did have one minor (login issue) hiccup with my main domain right after the Hover transition and had to call their tech support. After a very short wait, I got a guy that both knew what he was doing, and spoke quite clearly. The issue was resolved moments later.

They're not the cheapest (@ $15 a year), but I think well worth it for the clean easy to navigate and use configuration system they have. Registrar chances are usually done very seldom, and it a panic ... so you don't want to be screwed (banners, popups, more confusion) with while it happening...and they don't. I tend to appreciate that kind of thing.
2959  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: xkcd - why we should fear the cloud on: June 07, 2011, 06:46:32 AM
Hm, the guy running the cloud has a douchebag hat.

Appropriate.

While I am reflexively inclined to agree ... I've not a clue as to the origin of that connection (/hat type). Any chance you can help me out so I don't have to Google the term at work... smiley
2960  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 06, 2011, 10:13:47 PM
I had one for my Sony Clie until that died. I ended up giving my keyboard to a friend who had one that still worked.
 
I really miss my Clie. It was a simple and reliable device that didn't try to do too much. But what it did do, it did brilliantly. I wrote the entire first draft of a book on that little bugger. Too bad Sony scrapped it's PDAs and went completely over to smartphones.

You want another one (Sony Clie that is)? I got one sitting in the closet I never could figure out a use for.

Thanks. But I already gave away all my software and accessories and have since moved on to other things. And migrated all that data too. Boy was that ever a pain. Wish I got your offer three years ago! You could have named your price...  Grin (Story of my life.  undecided)

Mine too apparently ... Damn things been that closet for four years...

 cheesy
2961  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 06, 2011, 04:40:40 PM
I had one for my Sony Clie until that died. I ended up giving my keyboard to a friend who had one that still worked.
 
I really miss my Clie. It was a simple and reliable device that didn't try to do too much. But what it did do, it did brilliantly. I wrote the entire first draft of a book on that little bugger. Too bad Sony scrapped it's PDAs and went completely over to smartphones.

You want another one (Sony Clie that is)? I got one sitting in the closet I never could figure out a use for.
2962  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple - not quite grasping the concept of privacy. on: June 06, 2011, 02:56:17 PM
don't think so. The Android phone would still need to know your location to provide you with phone service.

 huh The "Phone" part of the phone only needs to know that a (totally ground based) cell tower is near enough for good signal. The tower's exact location isn't important, and the phones is completely irrelevant (to the phone).
2963  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: xkcd - why we should fear the cloud on: June 06, 2011, 06:55:33 AM
That line where he says "In the end they're all getting it here." is absolutely brilliant.  Grin

(Now that I've stopped laughing, I'm left with this uneasy feeling it might not be a joke. ohmy)

Yepper, same here...
2964  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: smartphones and (lack of) security on: June 06, 2011, 06:52:51 AM
I don't like this at all. I don't want my phone to require anti-virus software! Angry

+1 What's next the toaster? Drive through a bad neighborhood and your car conks out cause it got a bugg from an infected traffic signal? How about driving over a cliff because a pop-up add for applesauce blocked the windshield in a turn ... This really is getting ridiculous.
2965  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Naming one's product on: June 06, 2011, 06:46:37 AM
The "pus##" makes me wonder if perhaps even you don't know the meaning of pusw? undecided

Thanks for pointing out that pus tool!


Keep it up and you'll be reported to the staph.
2966  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 04, 2011, 06:08:15 PM
'So I just switched the heads.'

 Thmbsup
2967  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of? on: June 04, 2011, 05:45:07 PM
Infrared? (hehehe) I can just see it now... Like most of Apple's "security" it'll get "CracKed" by a 12 year old child with a 10 cent piece of plastic (that just so happens to filter out that spectrum) in a week.

Christ, my dog walks in front of the cable box and the remote takes a shit ... We're not talking about a reliable technology here.

While it may not be reliable, it's the thought that counts. Wink

And that thought would somewhere along the lines of "thought police".  Angry

Understood. Tis indeed a bad direction to wander. I just couldn't resist responding off the top of my head...Drunk as I was.  cheesy ...(and still am)...(Tehehe)
2968  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is the Core i7 2600K really worth the extra cost over Core i5 2500K? on: June 04, 2011, 05:37:47 PM
Do you consider those types of activities as business/productivity?  My gut says that on-board would work fine, but I just don't know anymore.

I'm not sure about the "productivity" part... smiley ...But yes, the current generation of onboard video should handle a 5 year old game just fine.
2969  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will Apple Tell You What You Can/Can't Take Pictures of? on: June 03, 2011, 11:38:45 PM
Infrared? (hehehe) I can just see it now... Like most of Apple's "security" it'll get "CracKed" by a 12 year old child with a 10 cent piece of plastic (that just so happens to filter out that spectrum) in a week.

Christ, my dog walks in front of the cable box and the remote takes a shit ... We're not talking about a reliable technology here.
2970  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: smartphones and (lack of) security on: June 03, 2011, 11:32:24 PM
Cool. I noticed that they're working on a (coming soon) basic version ... Any chance it'll be free?
2971  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: smartphones and (lack of) security on: June 03, 2011, 10:06:09 PM
Yep. Using ALYac on my Android.

ALYac? Never heard of it ... How's it do on a PC?
2972  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should retailers be held accountable for recommendations? on: June 03, 2011, 03:41:54 PM
I'm with mouser ... Newegg is usually really good about returns. Just look at the number of "Open Box" sale items on their site (wanna guess why they were opened... Wink) But I'd run a sharpie marker over the scratches in the black paint to make them a tad less obvious.
2973  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 03, 2011, 01:12:55 PM
*Sigh* At least there's still hope for the server OS's (i think...).

There will be until Microsoft decides to drop Windows Home Server. It really is a little gem.  smiley

WHS? ...What...Everybody doesn't have a domain controller on their home network?!? My god! ...How do they keep track of the kids?!? (comment loosely relates to other thread - hehe Wink)
2974  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice on: June 03, 2011, 01:02:40 PM
Or me, but like I said, we're used to it (and or have/know alternatives). Let me phrase this a bit differently.

You know that call you get from a client now and then, they're in a cold sweat, panic in their voice, 'cause -even if they are completely innocent- they're worried about what the MS guy will think when/if they call? These are the same people that would peak nervously out the window for hours after getting an Illegal Operation error in the Win9x days.

^^^Those People^^^ think it's annoying to have the shit scared out of them...  cheesy
2975  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 03, 2011, 11:50:33 AM
So in short, this really is the beginning of the end for computing as we know it.

I many respects, yes.

Damnit! ...Why can't I just once be cynical and wrong, at the same time?!?

*Sigh* At least there's still hope for the server OS's (i think...).

Where that leaves us geeks and techno-wonks is anybody's guess.

Marginally justified in being misanthropic?


Thank heavens for Linux.

It's not a bad exit strategy if need be.
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