Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site July 25, 2014, 05:40:53 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
The N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2013! Download dozens of custom programs!
   
  Forum Home Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
      View this member's profile 
      donate to someone Donate to this member 
Pages: Prev 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 190 Next
51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 24, 2014, 11:47:45 AM
Isn't that the truth... as long as we don't get too famous, or manage to keep our sins in the dark... we're OK.  But if the covers slip one bit with the cameras following night and day... you're a goner.

That's because They (yes of the infamous them) have created a strictly enforced zero tolerance utopia, where - in the interest of proving that hate is not allowed - everyone is to love everyone equally, at all times and forever...without fail! Hell they'll probably bridge the "gender barrier" next by mandating bisexuality in the interest of promoting understanding and awareness. There won't be anymore short straw guy takes it for the team any more. Oh hell no that's not - everybody gets a trophy style "fair" - Nope, now everybody's got to take one of their own ... Just to prove they're a team player.
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 23, 2014, 10:48:07 PM
 undecided ... You're screwing with me, aren't you? cheesy
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Watch lightning strikes in real-time on: June 23, 2014, 10:12:23 PM
In South Florida it is so flat that lightning often hits the ground.  During a heavy storm it sounds like an artillery barrage.  Especially downtown Miami the sound bounces off the buildings.  In fact it's almost as loud as the guys driving Ferraris with glass packs.

Yay Florida ... I can never remember if we're 3rd of 5th in the world. But it's a wild show at times either way.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 23, 2014, 06:07:30 PM
I've been trying to find the time to finish this post for over a week!

So I took my car down a rocky gravely road, and tested ABS -- which kicked in easily on that surface.  It wasn't particularly dramatic but i'm glad to know what it feels like so if it happens in real driving it won't startle me.

That in itself is probably the most important - takeaway for you - part of the test. Because the last thing you need in an emergency situation...is more surprises.


I also tried to get it to trigger on a regular road, but a hard stop at 35mph did not trigger it -- despite giving me whiplash and throwing baby cody from the back seat to the front seat, and so i gave up on that.

Okay, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and assume you just gave the brake petal a good stomp to effect that reaction...yes? While it is excellent for testing purposes, It is also the exact type of problem behavior I was initially eluding to when one - fortified with ABS - takes the expression "Panic Stop" a bit too literally.

The reality of it is that in "normal" driving, if you really have to suddenly clamp down on the binders ... You weren't really paying attention. Otherwise, you'd have had other accident avoidance (e.g. escape) options available. And yes, after 35+ years of street riding this is where my motorcycling elitist background tends to bleed through rather quickly. Because for most people it's "just a fender-bender", but or me it could quite easily be a fatality ... Mine! ...So I tend to take that and the whole defensive driving thing quite seriously.

Now here is the part that people seem to have difficulty grasping. We've already had much discussion about ABS being able to stop a vehicle faster ... but the problem is - from a truly holistic defensive driving stand point - that's irrelevant. Because the real reason that ABS was originally explored as an option for cars, was to resolve an issue with steering control during hard breaking. Once the wheels lock due to excessive braking the ability the steer the vehicle is completely lost. That! is the one and only reason for ABS to ever be explored as a possible safety feature in an automobile. The fact that it also happened to make the cars stop faster by properly regulating break pressure was and still is a completely accidental (pun intended) fringe benefit.

Want proof, simple ... There are 2 wheel and 4 wheel designs for automotive ABS systems. Now for the 2 wheel only systems - on a 4 wheeled vehicle - which 2 wheels get the advantage of ABS control? I'll give you a (a slight misdirect) hint. Due to weight bias under breaking, the front wheels provide 70% of a vehicles stopping power. The ABS btw... goes on the back wheels. Why??? Steering control pure and simple. This configuration is actually most common in pickup trucks which when traveling empty and having no weight in the rear, have a very bad reputation of locking the rear wheels and sliding sideways.

Faster breaking...not so much. Safer breaking, yes ... But that - in defensive driving - is not necessarily always faster breaking. You see in defensive driving, the person who stops the fastest, is frequent also the first person to get killed in (if not the cause of) a chain reaction crash. First rule of defensive driving is in an emergency...look for a soft place to land.

Motorcycles stop faster than cars do - it's simple weight ratio physics. So I have always been able to stop much quicker then the folks in the cars around me. However... If the guy behind me can't stop as quickly as I'm about to...then who's fault is it really if he just so happens to run my stupid ass the fuck over? Hm..? Not really a trick question is it? I have to maintain steering control so I can swerve to some out of the way place - so as to politely and defensively allow him to proceed to continue and finish crashing into the idiot/obstacle that I just avoided. Otherwise to be brutally honest it is quite simply my own fault that he ran over my ass.

Now sure, Florida law says that if you rear-end someone, then the accident is automatically your fault. So according to 'The law' I would be completely blameless. However in any defensive driving classes you take the term applied to this type of situation is called being "Dead Right". Yeah, sure you're "right"...but you're also dead. Pyric victory anyone?
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Supreme Court Invalidates Software Patent... on: June 20, 2014, 02:22:16 PM
But if you don't have the money...

We have a thing called Legal Aid in our state. If you're below 125% of the poverty level, they get you an attorney. For criminal charges, there's the public defender's office (not bad here actually) which often means some sort of plea deal.


They have something like that in every state, and every single one of them has the same problem.

   If you live in a box in the park...you're covered.

   If you live in a mansion...you're covered.

   If you fall between these two groups...(and you really need counsel)...you will either end up living in a box in the park, or going to prison.

The "poverty level" moves as needed for the benefit of those controlling the system.
56  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 20, 2014, 06:48:11 AM
Remember, this is a hack of a hack--the idea that some things may be broken is built in.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are unaware of the fact that I designed said interface, and wrote the code for it...so a modicum of tact would be appreciated. Even if it is your wish to imply that you have some sort of insight into what I was thinking at the time of its writing.

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

@mouser - While I've never been a fan of installes for this type of small program, it is one of the most common requests regarding T-Clock that I received over the years. It is a kind offer, but the decision is up to WhiteTigX - I really am trying to stay the hell out of here - so as not to become a total pain in the ass - but it's the damn force of habit ... I just seem to keep gravitating back.
57  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 19, 2014, 05:35:38 PM
well... I don't really think those buttons are needed... you didn't change other stuff besides that.. "non-existing" menu items could include a dummy text.. such as "double-click to add new" or something... Or a context menu on right click...

Quick-N-Dirty compromise might just be to change the group box text from "Add Menu Item" to Add Menu Item (Double Click to Add or Edit).

Honestly as far as ListView controls go double clicking to trigger the default action has always been a rather common behavior in any application I've ever encountered. *Shrug* So after having been there for 10 years it now has 1 complaint ...undecided... It's up to you man. smiley
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed on: June 19, 2014, 02:04:32 PM
Sorry guys I can't really muster up a tear for that one.

Perhaps not... but we can still roast the guy if found.  They made mistakes, and someone took advantage of it.  I still want that person to burn, no matter the mistakes made.

*Sigh* Oh... Alright ... But you're buying the marshmallows.

 cheesy
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed on: June 19, 2014, 12:08:59 PM
^ from the comments:

DaveSimmonsArs Praefectus
Quote
yankinwaoz wrote:
Has AWS responded? For example, when the S3 buckets were deleted. Did AWS offer any sort of recovery? An S3 storage plan can have data migrated to Glacier, which provides a backup. If that was done, wouldn't that imply that AWS would have a backup sitting on a Glacier server of the S3 data?

No, It's up to YOU to set up backups, fail safes, Glacier, multi-factor authentication.

Amazon provides a set of tools, it's up to you to use them properly. These people apparently offered a backup and recovery service with a single point of failure, which is not a great design.

Yepper, saw that one earlier. And I think Dave there has a really good point.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CodeSpaces site (company) destroyed on: June 19, 2014, 11:35:34 AM
Hay everybody! Cut lose from your IT worries ... Come join us in the cloud! It's so easy, and cheap, and trouble free, and it's... It's... ohmy

...It's all F'ing Gone Man!!?! Cry


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yes 40hz, that was just for you. Wink
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Frankly I'm surprised we don't hear more of these stories. Because all to often companies use easy/cheap/free cloud services as an excuse to either fire or just never hire IT staff that would have warned them about the dangers of assuming it was all just really that (magical) easy. Proper security and backup procedures still have to be followed. So for a backup company to lose all of their customers backups ... Because they weren't backed up properly... *Shrug* ...Sorry guys I can't really muster up a tear for that one.
61  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 19, 2014, 06:54:31 AM
@ WhiteTigX  - Make frequent backups, and do not do any testing on the development machine (use a VM) if you tackle that code. The arrays are touchy as hell, resources have to be defined within certain ranges, and anything it doesn't like will result in a missing menu/shell crash.

^That^ is half the reason that T-Clock has an exit command line option ... which didn't always save me (hence the VM recommendation).

I'm available if you get stuck.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ignorance is Strength - Censorship just got VERY real on: June 18, 2014, 06:32:38 PM
BC can make laws about California all they want. But they don't have the authority/power to enforce those laws in California. The only way those laws would make a difference is if Google/California/USA chose to follow them.

Unless there is a cash incentive. Because for the right price the corporate types would put their own mothers in a fire without blinking.
63  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 18, 2014, 05:53:43 PM
well... the history in it is still the same... with my little addition at the end...

Hm... Looks like a wrapping issue then. I just poked through the source for my old build 95 to see where/what could have happened and IIRC that string was modified at compile time to read differently on the 32 and 64 bit builds. Since I can't even figure out where I hid the changes - That's probable the issue.

There isn't that much space actually.. so I'll either have to add scrollbars, shorten the text or leave it the way it is^^
I might remove the "Redux" text as well... You really want Two_toNe there?

Without Two_toNe's code the XP theme support would not have happened on my watch. So it's only fair that he be properly mentioned.

(Space) LOL ...You don't what to know how many time I had to resize and restructure the controls for those dialogs to get everything to fit. smiley

The line was supposed to read... Shit ... I remember now! The text in the .rc file was only a design time filler for the dialog editor. It gets replaced when compiled with the text in the tclock.h file (relevant code is below).

For x64:
#define ABT_ME "T-Clock 2010 x64 is my rewrite of their code which allows it to run on Windows XP, Vista, && 7 x64 Editions. While I have removed some of T-Clock's previous functionality. I feel this makes it a more \"Administrator Friendly\" application as it no longer requires elevated privileges to run."

For x86:
#define ABT_ME "T-Clock 2010 is my rewrite of their code which allows it to run on Windows 7, Vista, XP, && 2000. While I have removed some of T-Clock's previous functionality. I feel this makes it a more \"Administrator Friendly\" application as it no longer requires elevated privileges to run."

My intention was to acknowledge the removal of Win 9x support - it had to go to get the x64 code to compile - and the addition of some touchups to smooth out Vista & 7 operation.

If you have to shorten it that's fine, the permissions reduction doesn't really stand out much these days (it's kind of required/assumed). So just cut me back to the x64 XP/Vista/7 and x86 Vista/7 compatibility, and save the rest of the space for own updates.


How about the Stoic Joker icon btw Wink Is it ok? I personally like the darken color.. but it's your Logo after all..

Sorry, I forgot to mention that earlier...it does look rather nice. Seriously, I might save a copy to use later if it's ok with you. TBH I actually received a few complaints about the old one being ugly as hell.

But at this point I think that spot would be better served with a copy of that White Tiger logo you have on the GitHub page. Wink

I do appreciate the acknowledgement, but it's your project now ... Go ahead and claim it. cheesy

Stoic Joker
64  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: June 18, 2014, 04:44:23 PM
please check about screen and tell if you're happy with it^^

You can also see at my Github that the first commit's Author is you now Wink
Could you adapt the topic according? Add my download links by pointing to my Github releases page, and also put my Github page where you've got the other one.

Links updated.

Only thing on the About screen that's a bit of a problem is I didn't get it running on XP (e.g. with the then new Themes) Two_toNe did. My main contribution to T-Clock's history was creation of the first 64-bit build of it.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: June 17, 2014, 07:50:25 PM
Home video surveillance:

Best thing that can happen is you end up with a movie of a bunch of guys running off with your stuff. While the cops will use the footage to hassle a bunch of people ...(see Clown Laugh Video Above)... You will never see any of your shit ever again.

Worst thing that can happen is the neighbors house gets broken into and the cops want your footage. So they seize you video equipment and other data storage devices (e.g. you computer), they f*** it up royally which isn't really an issue because they never give it back anyway. And then they arrest you for something they find on the hard drive ... That they felt was questionable.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need help confirming IE bug on: June 16, 2014, 02:58:07 PM
Windows 8.1 x64 and IE11

No compatibility mode: Works fine, but did notice that the i got underlined in red when pasted.
With compatibility mode: As mentioned I gets capitalized.

Might this help any?
http://msdn.microsoft.com...ie/hh920763(v=vs.85).aspx

Edit: Oddly enough the i above just got capitalized when I hit post here just now.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TrueCrypt is Now Abandonware?! on: June 16, 2014, 02:29:37 PM
This however may also be a clearer proof there's such a hidden message than otherwise. Very few people bother to learn real Latin these days. And most of what does get presented as a Latin phrase is really just English run through Google trans.

Shit.

...That's kinda where I was headed with it...and I really wanted to be wrong.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TrueCrypt is Now Abandonware?! on: June 16, 2014, 11:35:34 AM
@wraith & 40 - Okay, so if you two agree that that ain't Latin ... I'm inclined to put my money (so to speak) on that ain't Latin. Because left to my own devices...I've not a friggin clue.

But... If one follows Ren's link up the rabbit's asshole for a bit they run across this Reddit discussion regarding the viability of basically hacking/gaming Googles translation service. In support of the theory, one poster gives this link that appears to show the translation is valid.

So it appears that this could spiral for a bit if the message was perceived as perhaps being based on a popular misconception. Or are there dialects - for lack of a better term - of Latin that may/could apply?

Edit:
Just tried Bing translate, and it auto-detected the language as Romainian and translated it as: im with the nsa and uti
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: June 15, 2014, 12:56:45 PM
No one is a villain in their own story.  That's just human nature.  Those that are behind PRISM and other initiatives think they're doing the right thing.  And I think that's the addictive part of it... the more you see, the more you think you need to see.

Someday, ^this should be a famous quote.
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patents given away? Elon Musk blazing a different sort of trail. on: June 13, 2014, 12:31:54 PM
Engineers >> Patents
Innovation >> Lawsuits

I'm confused on this one. Are you saying that is what's supposed to happen, or that it is? With all the legal-riffic nonsense in the news these days it seems to me like most things are going back and forth instead of forward. Innovation requires that information be available and shared, not bound in red tape and squirreled away in secret siloes.
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patents given away? Elon Musk blazing a different sort of trail. on: June 13, 2014, 12:24:52 PM
Suddenly everybody loves electric cars  Wink

Generally, not on DC, you can't believe the number of times people dismiss electric cars when I talk about it. Casual conversations or otherwise.

Most of the electric (/hybrid) cars on the market today have performance numbers that put them in line for a fair fight with a golf cart. The Tesla has performance numbers that put it in line for a fair fight with damn near anything on the street ... I like the Tesla for that, I always have.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patents given away? Elon Musk blazing a different sort of trail. on: June 13, 2014, 12:20:40 PM
So the Toyota Prius - that I dearly love ripping to shreds - has a battery pack that is so expensive to replace that most people just have the thing crushed when it dies.

Tesla OTOH comes out with a battery pack that can be replaced in 90 seconds and creates a chain of "charging stations" where you pull in get the battery swapped for a full one and are on your was in 90 seconds or less. Which defers the battery cost over time so you never get hit with a whopper of a bill (like $3,000+) for a new battery.

Now that to me is freakin' brilliant!
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Patents given away? Elon Musk blazing a different sort of trail. on: June 13, 2014, 11:52:07 AM
You just gotta love this guy!

The Electric Tesla Roadster 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds (and IIRC the top speed is around 130).

This patent move is a beautiful thing, that speaks back to the days when innovation made this country great. Now if we can just spice up the occasion by getting a few (dozen...) patent trolls to jump out of high-rise windows...we can go ahead and make this a national holiday.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 13, 2014, 11:16:11 AM
^Lay's Deliciously small Vietnamese kid. OMFG I almost choked to death on my sandwich when I read that.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: June 12, 2014, 10:08:02 PM
So even if the NSA is putting back doors in there, aren't we back to that famous discussion of "security via obscurity"? That the NSA is gambling that the back doors it's putting in there can't be found by anyone else?

Yes.
Pages: Prev 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 190 Next
DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.041s | Server load: 0.04 ]