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3176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 09:34:38 PM
Under the circumstances I'd of been happy with just the first paragraph ... But I guess it is hard to just tap the ball... smiley
3177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 06:05:06 PM
Everyone here already has a vast vocabulary of profanities, obscenities, curse and swear words, so you already know my opinion on the topic.

 Sad But you do it so well...  Sad

I'm really trying to be more positive and avoid ranting. I'd rather rave about great products and services than scream about bad ones and evil companies. There's just nothing very good to say about Apple. Sad

Understood, but you had mentioned in another thread that you were curious about how much of the iTracking story was actually true/hype. So I was hoping to get your take on how well the patent story/angle held water (e.g. I know shit about patents).

The highlight of your rants has always been (for me anyway) your extremely in-depth understanding of the architecture & detail provided, the whit is always good, and screaming fuck of course is optional. Wink
3178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The internet in 1990 -- holy smokes! on: May 03, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
In 20 years, we better have a holodeck that runs 24/7. When that day comes, I'm seriously checking out of this reality for good.

Sign me up, Scotty...
3179  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Code Samples from Microsoft on: May 03, 2011, 05:46:20 PM
O_o ...So this is a prepackaged downloadable local searchable library of code samples? Or am I missing something? Either was it looks handy as hell.

It lists things so you can search, then download. I don't think it downloads them all to start, but you can do that if you want.
Ah! Okay... It's a ("Web App") Cloud Thing. Might be handy if I can remember to use it next time I get stuck (hehe).

Thanks
3180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 04:51:45 PM
Everyone here already has a vast vocabulary of profanities, obscenities, curse and swear words, so you already know my opinion on the topic.

 Sad But you do it so well...  Sad
3181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 03:57:53 PM
damn, we need a bit of good news around here Angry

Sorry, I thought it was good news... *Shrug* ...For those of us what don't have any iLife. cheesy
3182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The internet in 1990 -- holy smokes! on: May 03, 2011, 03:00:59 PM
if the gazooba-net isn't being piped directly into my brain in 20 years from now i'll be very disappointed.

And I'll be...relieved. Grin



You worried you'll click on the wrong thing and end up with a dirty mind?
3183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 02:55:46 PM
Function CantHandleTruth(browser) {
 if(browser == Safari) {
   Kill! Kill! Kill!;
}else{
  JustLoadThePage();
}
}
3184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans on: May 03, 2011, 12:59:03 PM
Just ran across this and thought it might interest some folks.

Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans (Gawker.com)
3185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Five Reasons Why People Hate Apple on: May 03, 2011, 12:02:31 PM
Because now you get to chase down an intermittent outage issue caused by a renegade protocol.

Hey! I resemble that~! smiley

I knew I was going to get nailed for that, but I just couldn't thing of a applicable synonym at that time of night.

Heh, heh - that comment about networking resonates - my mum's friend, who is 71, went to buy a printer but was turned off because it was wireless and she doesn't have wireless... Doh! I've been trying to get her to replace her ancient HP inkjet for YEARS because troubleshooting its issues with OSX have been driving me crazy... Sigh  Sad

She didn't belive that you can still just use USB (which is required for setting up the WiFi) with the "WiFi" printer? Load the printer with sandpaper and then print a phonebook ... The issue should then solve itself... Wink

I just came across this post: http://www.thebestpageint...rse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant

doing a totally unrelated search but thought it *might* resonate here. NB language NSFW or children.

hehe
3186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Nifty Gmail feature on: May 03, 2011, 11:35:09 AM
Thunderbird has similar heuristics.

Can be done with a client-side javascript check btw, so doesn't necessarily mean "google reads your emails" (though of course they do datamine heavily).

It'd be nice if they picked up the pace a little, I've been waiting on a 3MB attachment I sent myself for an hour now.
3187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The internet in 1990 -- holy smokes! on: May 03, 2011, 11:30:20 AM
Wait-a-minute, 1990 was 20 years ago?!? Damnit!

Now I feel old...
3188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 03, 2011, 11:22:50 AM
You seem like a good guy, and I like Ya, but...

So once the guilt has been established by whomever, anyone can carry out the sentence?

There's no whomever involved here. Were talking about a first person style-  I Did It - video confession. There was no remorse or appology. He showed great pride in his handywork. That's about as guilty as you can get.

What would you expect then to have for a trial defense? Say he was just kidding about the video?

I'm with mrainey, I'd have shot him and gone to lunch.
3189  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Code Samples from Microsoft on: May 03, 2011, 07:28:21 AM
O_o ...So this is a prepackaged downloadable local searchable library of code samples? Or am I missing something? Either was it looks handy as hell.
3190  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing with UDP in C# - Punching above my weight on: May 03, 2011, 06:54:09 AM
the more unreliable and inconsistent IPTV systems seem to lock up the .Receive commands.

Hm... Sorry if I get a little Captain Obvious here, but are you sure the request packet is being replicated exactly? The header may need a bit of tweaking to get the device to respond reliably.

If you put receive in its own thread with a small buffer called in a loop you can then get partial output to display which might help to establish where it's hanging and why.

(Sorry man I got nothing in C#, but...) Here's a Quick-N-Dirty example that I cut out of a project:
Formatted for C++ with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. // The thread passes a handle to the edit control to the receive function so tell us what's u.
  2.  while(WaitForSingleObject(hStopEvent, 0) != WAIT_OBJECT_0) { // ...When it's Time for it.
  3.  if(bPortChange) {
  4.  SetEvent(hStopEvent);
  5.  }else{
  6.  Listen4Ping(g_hEdit, s);
  7.  }
  8.  }
  9.  
  10. //===========================================================================================
  11. //-------------------------------------------------------------+++--> Tell User What You Hear!
  12. void Listen4Ping(HWND hEdit, SOCKET soc) { //------------------------------------------+++-->
  13. TCHAR recvbuf[MAX_BUFF] = {0};
  14. TCHAR szTemp[GEN_BUFF] = {0};
  15. SOCKADDR_IN saPong; // IP Address Structure for Local Listener.
  16. int iSenderAddrSize = sizeof(saPong);
  17. int iResult;
  18.  
  19. timeval tv; // Time Value Object
  20. fd_set fd; // File Descriptor Set
  21.  
  22.  fd.fd_count = 1; //----//-+++--> Number of sockets in the set.
  23.  fd.fd_array[0] = soc; // Array of sockets that are in the set.
  24.  
  25.  tv.tv_sec = 1;  // Set Timer Value to Wait Only 1 second...
  26.  tv.tv_usec = 0; // With No Additional microseconds to wait.
  27.  
  28.  iResult = select(1, &fd, NULL, NULL, &tv);
  29.  
  30.  if(iResult > 0) {
  31.  SOCKET Accpt;
  32.  int iBytesRecv;
  33.  Accpt = accept(soc,(SOCKADDR *)&saPong, &iSenderAddrSize);
  34.  StringCbPrintf(szTemp, GEN_BUFF, "\r\nConnected Client's IP: %s", inet_ntoa(saPong.sin_addr));
  35.  SendMessage(hEdit, EM_REPLACESEL, FALSE, (LPARAM)szTemp);
  36.  iBytesRecv = recv(Accpt, recvbuf, MAX_BUFF, 0);
  37.  SendMessage(hEdit, EM_REPLACESEL, FALSE, (LPARAM)recvbuf);
  38.  StringCbPrintf(szTemp, GEN_BUFF, "\r\nBytes Received: %ld\r\n\r\n", iBytesRecv);
  39.  SendMessage(hEdit, EM_REPLACESEL, FALSE, (LPARAM)szTemp);
  40.  if(Accpt) closesocket(Accpt);
  41.  }else{
  42.  SendMessage(hEdit, EM_REPLACESEL, FALSE, (LPARAM)".");
  43.  }
  44. } // Here I get output of something every second regardless of a connection. That was if something does go wrong is obvious even if it isn't bad enough to lock the entire app.
3191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Five Reasons Why People Hate Apple on: May 02, 2011, 10:32:46 PM
You forget a vital ingredient, old people or people who just don't want to have to deal with crap don't have networks cheesy

If your old people do, you haven't trained them right.

Really? I frequently run into this rather unique misconception. People in small offices that are hesitant to buy a network printer, because they "Don't have" a "network". Do the 4 machines in your office share an internet connection? Yes? Then you have a network.

Do the old folks with one computer and a DSL connection have a "Network"? Damn straight they do! It's just a really small one. But they still gotta make that first hop across the LAN side cable now don't they? smiley

So if Bonjour decides to Bork name resolution because it's just so Mac-tastic and it wants to (read insists on) drive ... Well they're screwed. Because now you get to chase down an intermittent outage issue caused by a renegade protocol.
3192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 10:10:58 PM
Tehehe I love that song!
3193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 06:47:32 PM
I'd like to think we can passionately disagree about something, without feeling the need to turn on each other, in order to demonstrate how deeply held our convictions are.

Right-on Man!  Thmbsup
3194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: amount of RAM in a netbook on: May 02, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
so i think windows 7 starter is a good match for a netbook for a novice.

I think it's a good match for a netbook period. They're not for heavy multitasking, they're for the quick on-the-fly in and out kind of thing. Like a web enabled cell phone with a bigger screen.
3195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 04:01:46 PM
Not to mention that the guy pretty much tried and convicted himself in the (global) court of public opinion when he dialed up the world at large with the video wherein he praised the "heroes" who commandeered the planes (at his behest).
3196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratz to the US Military Forces! on: May 02, 2011, 03:32:42 PM
Just because something can spiral, does not automatically dictate that it will/must spiral into the eternal abyss (or the dark side if you like... smiley). Because it is also "true", that only a fool has no fear.

I think that 'fear' in that case (and at least in the case of what I'm talking about) is irrational uncontrolled fear.  Fear as in a 'healthy respect for' is reasonable, and definitely helps in survival and decision making.  The other kind- not so much.

Can't argue that one. smiley

But speaking for the bulk of us infidels, I think the reaction most common in the US (and this thread) was/is of the 2nd (healthy respect) variate of fear...Which I really don't perceive as "hate". But then again my son was at the pentagon that day.
3197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 03:23:15 PM
As having a conscious is a good thing I'm told.

I think therefore I am? (Trying to lighten the mood...?)

I was actually shooting for more of a Jiminy Cricket sort of thing - But yes, I thought it might help (damn spell check hosed me  Sad)
3198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Five Reasons Why People Hate Apple on: May 02, 2011, 03:19:20 PM
I've never dealt with Oracle, but anything resembling an automated (generic) transfer tends to make me nervous.

I used to use DTS all the time, and it worked well in MS SQL Server. You had to get your settings right, but it worked ok. Test of course, but still good.

I used a program one time to migrate and MS SQL Server database to MySQL -- worked without a hitch.

This I will keep in mind.

------------------------------------------------

Scampering back onto the original topic.

Apple Sucks!

 cheesy
3199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratz to the US Military Forces! on: May 02, 2011, 03:12:42 PM
Through the words of a muppet comes the truth...

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

Does it really matter in what stage you find yourself?  That's a spiraling mode of thinking.

A Star Wars quote? Seriously?

Just because something can spiral, does not automatically dictate that it will/must spiral into the eternal abyss (or the dark side if you like... smiley). Because it is also "true", that only a fool has no fear.
3200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sony Playstation Network hacked - All your infos are belong to hackers. on: May 02, 2011, 03:00:13 PM
I sooo love my PS3. I guess I would even have bought it had it been from Apple Wink

That seems kind of stupid... If it were from Apple, you wouldn't be able to play games on it~! tongue cheesy

(Sorry - couldn't resist that one~!)

I guess it would be call the iStation anyway smiley

Or the iPlay ... That's a fun and up sounding name.

In multi-player mode it's the iPlay with friends.

In single player mode it's the iPlay with myself.

 ohmy
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