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3076  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Man vs. Mississippi on: May 20, 2011, 11:33:12 AM
Now that's American ingenuity at its finest.

John Wayne; tell that damn river it'll just have to go around me.
3077  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: So Apple really is a religious thing... on: May 20, 2011, 11:25:42 AM
I have to ask...Was it Apple who predicted the end of the world to occur tomorrow?

I don't think so. But there's probably an app for it anyway.   tongue

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Update:  Figures. They do have an app for it!

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End Of The World Facts 1.0
Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Lifestyle
Price: Free, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)

Description:

Select the end of the world prediction to display countdown to that date.Features interesting facts about what will happen by then based on current statistics.

Simple and fun.

Fun? undecided

Sure! World ends tomorrow - Screw the Bills - It's Party Time!!! <-Common sense is not a factor...)

Hay, maybe I could sue Apple ... Count down to the end of the world clock was my idea!
3078  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's your experience with 3rd party color inkjet ink replacement? on: May 20, 2011, 06:50:20 AM
I've been thinking (scary - I know...) ... And the most truly common cause of death for inkjets (all brands) that I've seen is people not carrying them level.

The cleaning/purge station where the print head is cleaned and "parks" never dries. So if the printer is (not very new and) tipped a bit in transport the ink will dump out of the purge tank and all over inside the printer.

Properly cleaning up this mess (which I've had to do several times), generally costs (in labor) about twice what the printer is worth.

*Shrug* Just thought I'd toss that in. smiley
3079  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: favourite hardware hacking resources on: May 20, 2011, 06:31:04 AM
You're not from the south are you ... It's supposed to be Duct Tape and a Coat Hanger.

a.k.a. Standard Redneck muffler/exhaust repair kit.
3080  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple to support reps: "Do not attempt to remove malware" on: May 19, 2011, 10:18:51 PM
Wow! Deny everything to the bitter end. That's cold...

@Josh - Love the new Apple logo!  Thmbsup
3081  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: So Apple really is a religious thing... on: May 19, 2011, 08:31:41 PM
And, and, I've recently experienced the totally sucks balls nature of OS file storage. I tried out a few mp3 player apps in an attempt to avoid itunes - none of these mp3 players is aware that there are mp3 files already on the machine, they are also blind to each others mp3 files - how. dumb. is. that. It's beyond moronic - totally utter crap.

You have no idea just how bad it is... It's worse...

To access a media file in iOS, you need to get it using a special method with a special protocol, e.g. "ugly://path.to.files/83456/sfdsd/39yheghbihgeirhefhhvduvghr.mp3" And they are that ugly. On top of that, you have no access to the file at all, the same way that you'd do it by trying to hot link an MP3 from another web site on your own web site. Actually, on a web site you'd have some control, but with Apple, the tools available area all crippled.

Then each application has private storage...

Idiotic? Well, I can see some reason in there, but yeah... it's pretty dumb.
Yes.  That's the fundamental, core difference between Windows and iOS.  It's the main characteristic that allows Apple to be Apple, and Windows to be Windows.

Close, it allows Apple to be Apple, and every other OS on the planet to not suck... smiley
3082  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: So Apple really is a religious thing... on: May 19, 2011, 07:32:56 PM
True. Kind of a Cadillac vs. a pickup truck kind of thing. Sure the caddy has prettier fit and finish ...But you can get stuff done with a pickup.

That's why I have a pickup. Wink
3083  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Superboyac's backup strategy revisited (revised for 2011) on: May 19, 2011, 06:33:32 PM
Then I saw Apple's Time Machine program.  I really liked it, so I'm going to model my imaging setup to mimic that.  So what does that mean?  Here's the explanation (from Wikipedia):
"Time Machine saves the hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month"
That's what I want to do.

Sounds alot like the Previous Versions/Shadow Copy Service that's built into Windows. Can be configured to do snapshots daily, weekly monthly, or every 5 minutes (not recommended), as you like. Default is twice a day.
3084  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: So Apple really is a religious thing... on: May 19, 2011, 06:22:00 PM
The aluminum chassis of the MacBook Air is a good example.

It is? Maybe if the objective is style over substance. *Shrug* But IIRC they have a rather bad history of broken screens. Something about thin & rigid (being opposites) not mixing well.

Sure it's just dandy if you wan't to stand there and pose with it. But get some work done? Well you just plug in your... (oh wait) never mind...  cheesy
3085  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: So Apple really is a religious thing... on: May 19, 2011, 11:36:44 AM
I'm sure a lot of seemingly superficial things can be detected as "religious" brain activity.

Interesting point. I think they should then focus on the parts of the brain that shut off (logic, reason, attraction to women) when fan-bois view Apple stuff.
3086  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need proxy software to capture outbound http requests on: May 18, 2011, 07:46:06 PM
Sounds like it would be simpler to just lock the machines down via group policy. The IE clear history tab can be removed from internet settings. There is generally no good reason for letting users have the permissions necessary to install alternative browsers.

-and/or-

Go low tech ... Create, circulate and post a network AUP - costs what $6 for package of paper? First few times people get pulled aside to have to explain their actions...should deter the rest quite nicely.
3087  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worlds leading experts...How is this status given? on: May 18, 2011, 06:53:13 PM
@40hz - You really should consider publishing that dictionary of yours. It may actually save the world through laughter.

Thanks, but it's a little too snarky in most places to really be funny in a good way. I mostly use as a personal therapy exercise. People might get the wrong (or possibly the entirely correct) impression of me if it ever got out in it's unexpurgated form.

So save your reputation and publish it in my name... cheesy ...It can't be any worse than most of George Carlin's stuff ... and people loved him.

Damn-it man, don't make me beg.  smiley


@mwb1100 - Damn Straight!
3088  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worlds leading experts...How is this status given? on: May 18, 2011, 11:28:28 AM
@40hz - You really should consider publishing that dictionary of yours. It may actually save the world through laughter.
3089  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sony Playstation Network hacked - All your infos are belong to hackers. on: May 18, 2011, 11:20:11 AM
Now this one's really funny:

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According to reports on Nyleveia.com, Eurogamer, and NeoGAF, Sony's PlayStation Network password reset system-the one just put in place after the PSN hack-has been compromised, allowing hackers to change a PSN password if they know your email and date of birth. Exactly the sort of information that was released in the original hack.

http://kotaku.com/5803070...s-potentially-compromised

Apparently Sony hasn't heard of the put the reset link in the Email trick...  wallbash ...Wow!
3090  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 18, 2011, 06:24:10 AM
I've never really been much on horses or art ... But those are cool!

Is there a back story/website for those? I know some people that may be interested in one of them.

The sculptor is based in Devon (England). Here's her website.
Thank you
3091  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Automatic document creation. How? on: May 17, 2011, 09:29:11 PM
I'd shy away from Access.

I think you mean run away shreaking in terror, right?

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But seriously. SB How are the test being presented/taken now? Do you want a web interface with a question pool db backend? I'm actually not entirely sure what InDesign is/does ... So I'm trying to get my head around how you'd make a test with it. Are these printed?

I've had great luck doing a ton of projects based around MySQL. It's easy to work with and you can access it pretty much any way you like.
3092  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: What "Laws" Would You Be Comfortable With? on: May 17, 2011, 09:16:11 PM
I have a very real problem with this:

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All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.

Law should protect PEOPLE. That attitude is the one that lets lawyers run rampant protecting "property" through silly patents and whatnot.

Quite true, but he covers that rather well earlier on. Including the lawyers part.
3093  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can't wait for Flash to die! on: May 17, 2011, 09:13:05 PM
For those using an HTML5-supported browser, go here and click to join the HTML5 trial for YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/html5

It will convert about 35-40% of the Flash videos on YouTube.

Cool, I'll give it a shot.
3094  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 17, 2011, 09:08:28 PM
Don't paint too sad a picture, the view all depends on which perch yer on.

As an acrophobic I find it best to avoid high places ... Else I'll be Shetland myself. Wink
3095  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 17, 2011, 06:49:28 PM
it appears he has quite a stable full, and someones left the gait open

Palomino mind, it just seemed a good day to get my ass kicked trying to keep up with you guys. smiley
3096  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Now you're REALLY screwed... on: May 17, 2011, 06:20:34 PM
No need to get excited, it's only worm gear.

So if these worm gears have teeth ... Does that mean the Early Bird will (finally) get screwed?

You ain't tricking me - I always show up 5 minutes late - The early worm gets eaten alive!

If only they'd had these teeth sooner...  Sad
3097  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 17, 2011, 06:12:38 PM
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It would be nice if you could have a option to display that one instead of the T-Clock one.
yeah actually it would be nice if we had some options for calendar, like to display t-clock one, windows one, or a custom exe.

I don't understand.  If you want to display the Windows clock, why do you install this?

Yes the default Windows 7 (clock's) popup calendar is really cool - Albeit next to impossible to trigger - And it doesn't stay open if it loses focus. But I'm trying... smiley
3098  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 17, 2011, 06:07:02 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you this application is so useful and we really appreciate all the work you've put into it.

I read where one want to improve on the calendar, but I didn't see where this was mentioned. I found a small problem on multiple monitors with the calendar. If you have the start menu moved to a monitor that is not your primary the calendar will open up on the primary monitor in the correct position. I found that this to be the case for all three out of four of the positions of the start menu (top, bottom, and left) with the exception being on the right side. It displays correctly.

I'm not sure if its possible, but I like the Windows 7 calendar that is built into the default clock. It would be nice if you could have a option to display that one instead of the T-Clock one.

Thank you for your continued effort of my making a part of my daily routine better.
Well thank you, it's always nice to know folks are enjoy T-Clock.

On the non-primary monitor bugg. I'm not sure if I can fix that ... I've always been under the impression that the start menu/taskbar is supposed to be on the primary monitor (which is adjustable). That and the dialogs are all supposed to be positioning themselves in relation to the clocks position (by design). But do please clarify if I'm off in the weeds ... I do do that sometimes... smiley

Windows 7 calendar from default clock is quite an elusive little bugger. I have made several attempts at finding out how to hook and launch it but so far to no avail. I typically only quit trying after I win ... But I occasionally do have to regroup which can take some time.

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It would be nice if you could have a option to display that one instead of the T-Clock one.
yeah actually it would be nice if we had some options for calendar, like to display t-clock one, windows one, or a custom exe.

Hay! ...That is an interesting idea!
3099  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 17, 2011, 05:43:39 PM
It is if you're going for stile.


No need for you to bridle…

When the bridle was yearling has passed ... now I've a nag. So I canter resist...
3100  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: What "Laws" Would You Be Comfortable With? on: May 17, 2011, 02:44:53 PM

Thanks for the link - I Just love this part:
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Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain -- and since labor is pain in itself -- it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it.

When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.

It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.

Plunder stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.

Now that's beautifully simple and quite clear ... I think I'll have it engraved on my gun.  cheesy
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