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3101  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.
3102  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.
3103  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
3104  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)
3105  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.
3106  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.
3107  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?
3108  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?
3109  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.
3110  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)
3111  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
3112  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.
3113  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice on: June 03, 2011, 11:24:21 AM
I'm not a Microsoft apologist, but they do have a business to run. And activation and "genuine advantage" aren't too burdensome the way they've implemented it.

Well... That's easy to say when your sitting there with an MSDN subscription and a spread sheet full of keys (which we both have iirc) for anything you might want/need to play with. But the view is not quite as clear cut for everybody. Mind you I'm not disagreeing, I'm just pointing out a teency bit of a glass house factor to the position on something we're sort of insulated from.
3114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is the Core i7 2600K really worth the extra cost over Core i5 2500K? on: June 03, 2011, 07:09:06 AM
Here is a related question for those of you who know....Assuming you are not gaming or doing any high-quality artwork, is there any reason not to use onboard video?  From what I have seen, the onboard video cards are quite capable, even for gaming (as long as it isn't cutting edge games).

The Dell Dimension E521 I'm using here at the office does just fine with onboard video. Granted I don't play games on it (well okay Mahjong once or twice) but for workstuff or just general computing it's fine by me.

And yes it was a cost cutting excercise. I got a base machine with a CPU selected by best price point, and added RAM later when the price dropped. It's been a great machine for what I do.
3115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 03, 2011, 06:56:11 AM
So in short, this really is the beginning of the end for computing as we know it. As more and more devices are being merged and fed the cloud. Fashion will win over function (as it always does) because work isn't fun. All we need now is for someone to finish working out how to access the human brain directly and then the only HID needed will be a single receptacle where the device connects to you. Then Apple can jack that technology and come completely out of the closet, by releasing the iButt (guess where that goes).
3116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 02, 2011, 04:23:56 PM
 smiley Damn app103, that was beautiful!  Thmbsup
3117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 02, 2011, 12:01:49 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. My guess is that Microsoft is already working with some select hardware vendors to come up with solutions that will address all the UI/input device concerns.

It's not the input devices that concern me. You see, the 'T' in T-Clock, stands for Tray. As in SystemTray. So... If there is no TaskBar, There is also no SystemTray. Hence the project (that I've been working on for a decade) would be dead.
3118  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Looking for Component to Fill Boxes on: June 02, 2011, 11:53:28 AM
Not sure if it helps, but SpaceSniffer is the same type of application, and has the same type of control. It looks to be a pure Win32 API Delphi application.
3119  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WordWeb on: June 02, 2011, 11:42:32 AM
I like the software version too.

But if I had a grand to blow I'd rather spend it on the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World collection put out out by Encyclopedia Britannica. I've read a little over half of them. I intend to read them all before I'm in my dotage.  smiley

That or save up the additional $400-$500 and get the encyclopedia itself.  Grin
Well, of course!  He had that entire set long before he got the dictionary!  Cmon now...

He had the entire set?  (40hz surpresses a rare twinge of envy. Grin )

$1,000? Any interest in the full set my parents had in their last yard-sale? It was printed back in the early 70's ... But I'd wager at least half of it's still right...
 cheesy
3120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is the Core i7 2600K really worth the extra cost over Core i5 2500K? on: June 02, 2011, 11:19:50 AM
Same here too - I stepped-off on nVidia back when Vista was in beta, they were just taking way too long to create a stable driver. I grabbed an ATI card (X300 IIRC) for my at the time test box ...(damn thing ran just fine with OOB drivers)... And I ain't looked back since.
3121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft unveils new UI prototype - Windows 8? on: June 02, 2011, 06:29:22 AM
I am NOT trading in my taskbar full of icons for that stupid start screen!

Um, Yeah... Pencil me into the You Gotta Be Shitting Me! list also. Totally did not see this coming. Crap.
 Sad
3122  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How can I delete over 6,000 recursive directories? on: June 01, 2011, 06:17:51 PM
Have you made sure you have the necessary permissions for the directories in question? Taken ownership of them etc.?

rmdir /S /Q dirnamehere

hehe Been awhile since I've had to use that one for anything. It might not hurt to try this also:

rmdir /Q /S \\.\C:\Target_Folder

Had to use that on a few hidden directory FTP server cleanups (back in the day).
3123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Decided on RAID 1 - SSDs or HDDs? on: June 01, 2011, 03:22:47 PM
eh,
hope it's going well there Renegade cheesy

Thread has been eerily quiet for a while now, hasn't it. Hope he skipped the spill vodka in computer, and jump out window steps.
3124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Decided on RAID 1 - SSDs or HDDs? on: June 01, 2011, 07:17:47 AM
Hm... if SeaTools wont run on a SeaGate HDD (assuming it is th latest version...), that would indeed be a bad sign. Hitachi has a good one for doing any (or oddball) drives, but there's enough propriatery error checks/codes to make cross brand testing a bit iffy.

 Perhapps best to stop screwing with it until everythng is safely backed up. (Yes, a last minute quicky - for the really critical stuff - is recommended if the ship is sinking slowly enough)
3125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Which is more important: the gadget, or the software and apps that runs it? on: June 01, 2011, 07:09:06 AM
You people are making it really hard to curtail my cynicism.

 cheesy
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