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3101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 17, 2011, 11:11:38 AM
If only you could seesaw a stabler future...


Hey, will you stop trying to stirrup trouble?

Yeah. It's not one bit worth the snaffle.

It is if you're going for stile.
3102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Now you're REALLY screwed... on: May 17, 2011, 06:49:28 AM
I really don't want to have to stand in line for eternity ... For an extra few bucks can I (recline a bit) get screwed in at an angle?
3103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 17, 2011, 06:42:15 AM
I have (keep up the good work!)


Wood that I could but I just can't hack it… itf juft too filly.

If only you could seesaw a stabler future...
3104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the line for cursive writing on: May 17, 2011, 06:34:50 AM
It just occurred to me... The cost of people not being able to properly read/write in cursive will be high as illiterate pharmacists try to decipher doctors' scribblings and end up poisoning people!

Not really, print is harder to completely butcher. So if doctors drop cursive it should actually help the situation.

When I was younger I had a fairly nice signature, now arthritis has turned it into a scrawl. ...I haven't written in cursive in so long I've actually forgotten some of the letters.
3105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 16, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
My my my all this ruckus over a chestnut mare?
3106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / SEO Say What?!? on: May 16, 2011, 05:54:56 PM
Okay... So I was going through me spam the other day and ran across one I really couldn't get my head around. So I thought I'd share it:
Quote from: Spam
Dear Webmaster,

I came across your website http://www.stoicjoker.com and found it relevant with our industry. I feel that exchanging links would be a beneficial option for both of us. After getting your response I will add your information in the best category on the resource page here Some Roofing Company in Arizona...com/resources/index.html. If you are interested, please post the following information on your website:

Title: Arizona Roofing
Description: If you are in need of Arizona roofing, please give the experts over at [Removed] a call today.
URL: [removed]

I appreciate your attention and wish you great online business.

Thanks and Best Regards,
[Address Removed]


Note: If you would not like to receive any further communications from me, simply respond to this email with Remove as the subject.

Now what possible part of my site could they have "found it relevant with our industry"? Is this some new trend, trick, trap, or just SEOs Gone Wild?
3107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wooden Horse Art on: May 16, 2011, 05:28:28 PM
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.
3108  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PC Lock software for "Free" on: May 16, 2011, 05:23:54 PM
WoW! ...Extortion Much?

Thanks for the warning!

I don't think it's extortion even if it is a jive move on their part. The do have this proviso:

Quote
You must extend your subscription to PC Lock or contact customer service to gain access to your encrypted files

I doubt they'd refuse to let you in at all. (Probably be illegal for them to do that anyway.) I'm guessing they'll issue you a time-limited key to get your stuff decrypted and do an uninstall if you call. But likely not before they first subjected you to a high pressure sales pitch to extend your subscription. Probably offer it on a sliding discount scale depending upon your degree of resistance too. ("OK Bud, this is our 25th and absolute final offer. And this time we really mean it!"  mrgreen)

I know. But I kinda like to calls'em like I sees'em ... And if you or I pulled some shit like that on a street corner, minus the lawyers and the letterhead ... They'ed be arresting us for what? Starts with an E...

 cheesy
3109  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: email troubles on: May 16, 2011, 05:00:15 PM
If I recall correctly, this only happened with messages originating from an AOL account.
Gotta love those nested headers, Clicking open attachment over and over for each time its been forwarded (usually about 50) ... Kinda hard to believe a mess like that can manage to not be corrupt really.

Sorry if you were trying to be kind about that little detail, but it's a pet peeve of mine. smiley
3110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Batteries charged?...Away we go!!! on: May 16, 2011, 12:00:11 PM
Ok, on-topic again:
I wonder how far you could get on a battery charge. As the construction does not have (too) much weight to push around, my guesstimate would be 2 or 3 miles?

I'd think much higher than that. The devices are all (geared for) torque to start with (hence the low top speed). So dragging some guy along as apposed to a screw. *Shrug* 5 -10 miles if it's fairly flat.
3111  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PC Lock software for "Free" on: May 16, 2011, 11:48:59 AM
WoW! ...Extortion Much?

Thanks for the warning!
3112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Need recommendation for wireless adapter on: May 16, 2011, 11:47:00 AM
^^^Me Too^^^

Also get a short USB cable so you don't get stuck with a metal box (the computer) between the adapter and the router. I've seen that type of thing (metal desk/appliances/old wall with lead paint) sink a deployment once or twice.
3113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help with new computer build on: May 16, 2011, 11:34:11 AM
My mantra is always: "Wire if you can. Wifi if you must."

+1,000


On a related subject: Does anybody have any personal experience with the most recent generation of hub-adapters that use your wall's power lines? I've heard mostly good things about them. About the only knock on them i've heard was their relative high cost compared to other alternative.

They're not getting any cheaper ... But they are a great alternative, I'm actually a huge fan of PowerLine networking. Wiring quality in the building can be an issue, but retightening the grounds in the breaker panel frequently resolve most issues of that kind.

I'd go PL over WiFi every time if I could get away with it.
3114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A real bicycle that you can grow?...from nylon? on: May 16, 2011, 07:11:10 AM
This is definitely interesting, though nylon is a poor material for a bike. Those bearings may look cool, but they must make for horrendous rolling resistance.

Excellent point. I missed it in the initial read (ok skim). Perhaps that is why they're so large in the hopes that they'll last more than a week.
3115  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Deduplication, encryption, security and... Dropbox on: May 16, 2011, 07:02:31 AM
Zoiks! ...So apparently, at this point, it's safer to have your head in the sand, than in the cloud(s).
3116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the line for cursive writing on: May 16, 2011, 06:49:10 AM
Are schools so gobsmack stupid?

Yes. And don't forget the students.

No child left behind! Teach them nothing and none of them will go anywhere, guaranteeing no child gets left behind...

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

Give 'em School House Rock, and let 'em sink.

Want to start a war? Try introducing a modest amount of "discipline" in schools. Let the blood letting begin~!

My education was clearly inferior, as proven by my mistaken belief that education and educational principles should improve and advance. Man... Was I wrong...

tongue

+1 "Studying" for a test is not educating, it's running the kids through a cattle-chute in the hopes of hitting high numbers.
3117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Batteries charged?...Away we go!!! on: May 15, 2011, 09:50:20 AM
Low profile/visibility and a top speed of 18.6 MPH ... Sounds like suicide to me. Besides in that position (speaking of suicidal behavior) texting while driving is near impossible, so it'll never catch on.

Other than that it's a rather clever idea.
3118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: VoicePics - A Toy App that encourages toddlers to Babble on: May 13, 2011, 03:53:18 PM
To avoid a name that age limits it, how about Little Voice Commander
3119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Apple Gets a Bugg of its very own :) on: May 12, 2011, 06:53:41 PM
So I ran across this and just had to laugh, as it seems that some enterprising soul has ported a ScareWare hijack over to OSX (I've been giggling for days).

Intego warns of rare Mac scareware
and
Mac OS X crimeware kit found on underground forums

The 2nd one referrs to this particular little bugg as (Think Different...) "CrimeWare" (HA!) As if Just because its infesting a Mac it's suddenly a crime?!? Perhaps Buggering a Virgin is supposed to be worse or something *Shrug* But snApple ain't no virgin.
3120  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: What "Laws" Would You Be Comfortable With? on: May 12, 2011, 06:39:25 PM
I really gotta find that SouthPark episode.

From www.SouthParkStudios.com (They put it in Caps):
Quote
Due to pre-existing Contractual Obligations, we cannot stream this episode until
 05.27.2011

Oh the Irony...
3121  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: What "Laws" Would You Be Comfortable With? on: May 12, 2011, 06:36:10 PM
I can agree with all the above - I really gotta find that SouthPark episode.
3122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Droid Texting - Fail! on: May 12, 2011, 05:42:52 PM
Can't see why a UK Phone would have any info for Canadian towers (or any other country for that matter). Surely it just looks at what is there? When I visited Niagara it jumped on to Bell and my carrier doesn't even have an arrangement with Bell!

Me either, but before the update the PM's phone completely ignored the tower's existence, after the update it was wide open running. *Shrug* So it just one of those things I mentally file away to try and verify later.
3123  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PDF to Word converter comparison on: May 12, 2011, 09:49:59 AM
How well do these work on PDFs that have been security locked to prevent mics actions like coping text to the clipboard.
3124  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 12, 2011, 09:45:05 AM
Also, the lose focus does work. It's that the calendar sometimes doesn't have the focus to begin with.

True, and this rather annoying bugg has been fixed in the latest (albeit unreleased) development build. Unfortunately I'm currently up to my ass in alligators, and haven't had time to work on the project ... So it isn't ready for release.
3125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Droid Texting - Fail! on: May 12, 2011, 07:32:14 AM
Interesting question - when I was in Canada recently I received texts from a friend in Toronto but couldn't return them. We had identical Blackberry 9700 Bold phones - SMS just wouldn't work on mine they got bounced back. The only difference - mine was on a UK carrier (via Rogers) and he was on Rogers as a customer. You would have thought that since we were both connecting via Rogers it wouldn't be a problem but obviously my text winging back and forth across the big pond got tired and just cam home to complain!

The other odd thing was that standing side by side at the top of the CN Tower his phone was on 3G but mine could only get EDGE. I called Rogers and my UK teco - both said I should get 3G and neither could work out why I couldn't. I get 3G in the UK in appropriate locations.

Hm... this reminds me of something the production manager ran into awhile back.

He lived right down the street from a cell tower...but got lousy reception at his house. He switched carriers several times most of which claimed to have access to said tower, but...) to no avail. On the last switch he told the sales drone flat out; if this think ain't got solid signal at my house, I'll come back here and throw it at you. It didn't. However...

Being inspired by the eminent risk of personal injury ... The sales drone decided to call the branch of tech support that didn't have or need flow charts. They did an update on the phone that changed how the phone logged/listed/analyzed/interacted with the towers (I forget the details). It seems apparently, as these clowns buy and sell each-other every 5 minutes...That the phones don't (or can't) actually keep up with what is or is not their network. So they occasionally need to be given an updated list of what's who's where and why. *Shrug* I always assumed that they polled actively for that kind of stuff. But apparently the list of stuff they have to actively poll for changes.

Anyhow after the update, the PM's phone accepted the tower's existence and he hasn't had a dropped call there since. So if you were traveling at the time, maybe your phone just didn't have the updated info for that tower.
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