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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 01, 2014, 05:01:03 PM
So... Now we're calling out the bomb squad for litter bugs
Note: Sadly this completely absurd overreaction is an actual -currently happening - real live event.

It may have been mistaken for one of these aluminum Draino bottle bombs: http://www.snopes.com/cri...e/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

Much as I appreciate the vote of confidence, I gotta say - It's my home town - It really was just a bunch of dumb hicks having a Barney Fife moment.. Wink
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 01, 2014, 12:03:35 PM
So... Now we're calling out the bomb squad for litter bugs

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Note: Sadly this completely absurd overreaction is an actual -currently happening - real live event.
53  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to do "Win + M" from "Win + D" on: October 01, 2014, 06:55:48 AM
I don't have any gadgets to test the behavior with, I quit using them after that security issue that MS decided not to fix ... But would something like this work?

Create a text file in Notepad as follows:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save it as Show Desktop.scf then drag it to the Quick launch bar

Also (once again no gadgets here), I take it that neither the hover peak desktop, or click show desktop actions give the desired results...yes?
54  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 30, 2014, 05:09:39 PM
Stoic Joker, how dare you to not send me an export if your settings xD ... could have been a major problem...

Oops... Sorry, I actually just assumed the issue was on my end.


Though none of the changes were related or should be related to the clock format...

O_o Okay, that is weird.


Anyway.. what kind of test build are you talking about? Your own or mine? I though you were using my version before...

Yours, Mine, LonelyPixel's, and some other stuff that may/may not be relevant. Honestly I don't remember if it was the home or office machine it happened on ... But both have been used for testing in the past.

P.S. by "blank" you really mean it? Please go to options and change font color to transparent, did it look exactly like that?

Text was completely not visible, and any attempt I made at getting it to appear failed. But the window size/shape implied that the format was intact, it just was the same color as the background.


Time - as usual - is not my friend...but I can try to reproduce the issue if it will help. But if nobody else reports that type of odd behavior...it was probably just me.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 04:01:54 PM
If MS uses #9 for an upgrade  numbering the next completely new O/S #10 seems perfectly logical.

well, if you put it like that ('logical'), I'll have to mention this:

Vista is NT 6.0.

Windows 7 was indeed a polishing of Vista, that's why it was NT 6.1.

not sure where that leaves 8, or 9 or 10 ...

So if we're gong there.... At what version do they have to stop calling the Technology New... Shouldn't it be SOS10 instead?
56  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 30, 2014, 03:57:54 PM
I got the dialog on first run, let it do its thing, and the clock was blank. Fiddled with the settings for a bit, but the display - while it was the right size/position - stayed blank.

I assumed it was just a conflict with some cruft left over from a test build...so I deleted the key and it ran fine.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 12:07:48 PM
Sure it sounds like a great deal, but when the subscription runs out because hard times have hit, and the software shuts down. What do you open the files with? And what happens to all your stuff that is stored in the cloud?

Well, I'd think that you'd manage that ahead of time, and get your stuff out of the cloud.

Given fair warning, perhaps ... But life seldom happens on schedule.


And it's standard office format, so OpenOffice still opens it. 

For now, but there always seem to be varying levels of compatibility with that sort of thing.

And you can still open the documents from the cloud office for free- no payment required.

For now.. But if one doesn't have ready access to an internet connection it can needlessly complicate things at a very bad time.


I just don't think it's wise to trust a corporation to do what's best for anyone but themselves. My stuff, is my stuff...and it stays with me.
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 11:40:10 AM
This is a dollar, that is a dollar...the other thing(s) are only a dollar.

The big problem with this model is that it may reduce diversity and competition (if everyone starts using it). While an individual consumer may afford to buy a vast range of software for one-off payments over the years (which he/she gets to keep indefinitely), his/her monthly/annual budget for subscriptions will be limited. So each consumer will settle on a very small number of essential subscriptions, which is likely to lead to the development of monopolies and the wiping out of small developers (methinks...)

That I hadn't thought about...but you definitely got a point there.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 11:37:37 AM
As goes the Ala Carte scourge ... It's only a dollar..!

This is a dollar, that is a dollar...the other thing(s) are only a dollar. And then all of a suddenly your stuck with close to a car payment - For :)ing Life - hoping that you don't get into a bind because then all your stuff is (gone) being held hostage by a faceless corporation that wants it monthly feeding - plus late fee$...

Windows OS goes monthly ...(today's letters become F and O)... Stoic Joker Goes Linux.

That's the worse case scenario. 

Dam Straight, and there is nothing in the industries recent behavior that would give one the impression that they have any intention of holding back an inch once the tip goes in.


The thing that is making me think about office is the fact that you get a locally installed version, you can save your files locally, and they're the standard office format.  You have to read the fine print of course, but even looking at the fine print, I don't see any gotchas.

Sure it sounds like a great deal, but when the subscription runs out because hard times have hit, and the software shuts down. What do you open the files with? And what happens to all your stuff that is stored in the cloud?
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 07:46:11 AM
As goes the Ala Carte scourge ... It's only a dollar..!

This is a dollar, that is a dollar...the other thing(s) are only a dollar. And then all of a suddenly your stuck with close to a car payment - For :)ing Life - hoping that you don't get into a bind because then all your stuff is (gone) being held hostage by a faceless corporation that wants it monthly feeding - plus late fee$...

Windows OS goes monthly ...(today's letters become F and O)... Stoic Joker Goes Linux.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux bash exploit discovered on: September 26, 2014, 05:01:38 PM
This vulnerability effects Mac as well.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: September 24, 2014, 11:51:47 AM
So as a short break from the steady drone about the Police State Nazis we have this:

Quote
Oregon police deliver pizza after driver is injured in car crash

Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss of Portland's police force were snapped while hand-delivering the pie after the original delivery man was ensnared in a traffic accident. Customer Steve Huckins said he was initially worried when the officers came to his door, but then started laughing.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is there a way to ZCode for self destruct in PHP? on: September 18, 2014, 07:12:09 PM
Run
unlink($filename);

from the calling file after the installer file returns...or try running it on installer file exit (I haven't tested this, but it's worth a shot).
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 17, 2014, 07:04:24 AM
I had an early digital watch that required holding down a button to light the LEDs to see the time.  Try that on a motorcycle with no accelerator lock.

LOL Same problem as checking the time on an LCD watch at night now -(even with cruise control)- It does tend to be a real PITA. smiley
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 17, 2014, 06:59:26 AM
What I want is my $30 nokia in a watch shape, with tethering, and syncing all the data to your 'family' of devices.

Personally, I just want my phone to be a phone ... But the Samsung Gear S rig in this iWatch vs. Samsung review seems to do much of what you're after.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 14, 2014, 08:14:15 AM
stick
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: color wax 3d printer on: September 14, 2014, 08:10:37 AM
the wax part also!

Um... That's not strictly true. The Xerox Solid Ink printers - which are part of the Phaser series - are something referred to as wax printers due to their supplies looking much like 4 blocks of wax.


Only 'advantage' of wax could be that the material is re-usable, but how to revert an object into threads of the correct constant thickness

I went there too, but was also thinking it may be needed/wanted for some sort of casting operation where an internal mold piece may need to be melted out of a finished product. *Shrug* ...Just trying to get clarification on what we/re after.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New BitTorrent client needed, suggestions please? on: September 12, 2014, 11:59:57 AM
As a rule I'd also been sticking with an older version of uTorrent like vlastimil  and 4wd, However...

In the interest of giving the devil his do...I took a peek at Tuxman's Tixati ... And I do believe I just switched. It handles .torrent and .magnet files/transfers (and some other stuff I've never heard of), doesn't require any Java or .NET crap, and has a fairly small portable option. With a simple straight forward UI ... This thing is a keeper.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 12, 2014, 07:29:38 AM
Question?
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 11, 2014, 10:11:42 PM
soothsayer
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 11, 2014, 04:05:18 PM
No, I'll be getting quite interested in finding an unplug app for my phone...even if I have to side load it.

Then at that point you'll be interacting with someone's device that they may (and most likely will be) using for non-nefarious purposes.  How is that even tolerable?


Have you ever heard of the never bring a camera to a bachelor party rule?? ...It's kinda like that.

You seem to be missing some very important hints I've been giving about location location location. Because there is a time and place for everything...and very (very...) bad place(s) for misunderstandings to occur ....Savvy?
72  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 11, 2014, 03:55:26 PM
Stoic, you're using Win8 and you've got multiple monitors?

8.1 Pro with 2 widescreen monitors, and taskbar buttons showing on the screen where the window is open. There's a clock with a working Context menu on both. Now regardless of which one I click the properties/calendar dialog always shows up over the (main screen) left one...but that's a fairly minor quirk.
73  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 11, 2014, 02:49:34 PM
I've also added multi-monitor support on Win8+ As requested by Baegus here: https://github.com/dg9ngf/T-Clock/issues/2

Okay, now that's a neat trick. smiley
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 11, 2014, 01:47:33 PM
The issue gets muddier in public places. But, that would seem to be already covered by harassment or stalking laws.

No it doesn't. You simply need to overlay what is prudent and everything becomes nice and clear. Sure if you are in a coffee shop next to/near a university it is safe to assume that most folk will be equally enamored with whatever piece of camera based tech you wish to be fiddling with. However...

If you are in a dive bar at the edge of town the very last thing you want to be associated with is any kind of recording equipment ... Because some folks take being camera shy to a very (very...) serious level ... And "I didn't know" makes for a rather lousy epitaph.

Now multiply ^that^ times the amount of attention you might end up getting from the fuzz regarding that footage of yours they'd like to see ...(and talk to you about in depth)... and I do believe that the angle at which the concept of less is more becomes rather obvious.


No, I'll be getting quite interested in finding an unplug app for my phone...even if I have to side load it.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 10, 2014, 05:27:26 PM
if you're filming me without my knowledge/consent...then you're violating my privacy.
As wraith points out, here in the UK we are constantly surveilled.

Oh well gee wiz...I guess if it's the new normal then it must be just fine then ... Not!

It's one thing for a business to put up cameras - most of which are on either a closed loop, or just have shit for storage. They are static and reasonably avoidable. It is however quite another thing for some individual who arrogantly thinking their entire waking life moment by moment is worth documenting decides to include me in their home movies. Then they end up on some LEO's radar, who want's to "talk to" everyone on dipsticks movie...and I get flushed down the rabbit hole with them.

No... That is not acceptable. And once it gets explained to said errant fool it is going to come down to a simple question of which one of us is about to use what method to turn off that camera ... because the camera is about to get turned off.
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