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551  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 30, 2014, 12:39:15 PM
Honestly... I don't even know what you've meant by “Posix dll”...

I was curious about that one too ... You don't know either? Shit.
552  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: January 30, 2014, 12:34:32 PM
I always thought Java was a bit ... smelly...

*Shrug* Yeah...I didn't really see a problem with the name either. cheesy
553  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: AT&T/FCC - and the move to put all OUR eggs in one basket. on: January 30, 2014, 12:32:59 PM
Hm... So will that also kill off DSL? Or are they keeping parts of it (the PSTN) in place?

Years ago you had to have a home phone line to get DSL. Then they came up with a "Naked DSL" option which ran on the same lines without a phone service. I was on it for about 3 years at the end before I switched to fiber.
554  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: January 29, 2014, 09:59:53 PM
Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup cheesy cheesy cheesy Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
555  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 29, 2014, 12:22:22 PM
@Gregg DesElms - Thank you ... I do miss the project from time to time, but it's just not in the cards.

@WhiteTigX - I've not a clue what the latest builds do but it 95/98 had a habit of occasionally becoming unresponsive to mouse clicks (even directly after launch - but could be closed cleanly from the command line). It also jumps around quite a bit when the charms bar is opened. Seems like there was something else...but I don't recall what it was.
556  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 29, 2014, 12:08:12 PM
From Ren's article:
Quote
Although details of Tuesday's event remain unclear, occasional suicides by London bank employees have incited criticism of the demands placed on some financial services workers, Reuters reported.

Right. Because 'Don't screw-up the economy you greedy prick' is such a complicated request.
557  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SkyDrive no more, it's now OneDrive! on: January 28, 2014, 01:20:39 PM
If using a half ounce of common sense will prevent confusion of the two then ... Just, Let. It. Go.
Go? not Be?

Yes let it go, as in Let it be, or drop it if you will. The hypersensitive litigious crap is doing nothing for the people, or business in general for that matter. It's simply making a bunch of ruthless bottom feeding scumbag lawyers filthy rich. While the rest of us have to suffer through the consequences of having the English language ripped to shit.

558  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SkyDrive no more, it's now OneDrive! on: January 28, 2014, 07:04:33 AM
This name game - Who has the most devious lawyers - pissing contest crap really needs to stop.

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Apple Records

Profile:


Please note, many Apple Records issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Apple was part of the EMI Group.

Apple Corps Ltd. was incorporated by Beatles, The in 1967 and the band launched its record label division early in 1968. Through a complicated series of deals, the Beatles licensed its records from EMI, which then handled distribution on Apple's behalf. This arrangement has, more or less, continued to the present.

Between 1968 and 1974, Apple released some 40 albums by other acts, the most successful being Badfinger. However, since then it existed solely to administer the Beatles' catalogue (group and solo) released between 1962 and 1976.

The label was, for three and a half decades, run by Neil Aspinall on behalf of the four Beatles and their heirs, but he retired in 2007 to be replaced by Jeff Jones. In 2009, after decades of wrangling, the company reached an agreement to license the Apple trademark (not the logo) from Apple Inc. the world-famous computer and electronics company. In 2010, a massive
remastering campaign of the label’s entire catalogue began.
(From: http://www.discogs.com/label/25693-Apple-Records)

If using a half ounce of common sense will prevent confusion of the two then ... Just, Let. It. Go.
559  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Table Tennis match turns into an amazing display of playfullness on: January 27, 2014, 11:43:25 AM
The judges fighting not to crack up is almost funnier than the players shenanigans.
560  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 24, 2014, 12:05:02 PM
Inurement by gilded cage ... Are the bars really that noticeable if we like it here. It's almost as easy as boiling a frog. It's such a small request...

When you're getting screwed, take the time to protest it then. Don't just let it go.

561  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 23, 2014, 12:36:14 PM
Perhaps so. But I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. Because my generation wasn't taught to just give up and bend over on cue.
562  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: BitCloud: BitCoin concepts applied to... everything else. on: January 23, 2014, 12:22:38 PM
Cynically, I think that one of the reasons it worked before was that they weren't prepared.  Now?  It would be like trying the same sucker punch on the same person.

Granted ... I'm rather cynical as well. But I'm willing to gamble on the arrogance of the ones known as them, especially if enough people stood up at once...and said no to the insanity.

But... what about bitcloud?  Grin

Hay, I was just following 40Hz tangent/mantra of it being a people issue.

With net neutrality dead this would be far too easy for those in power to just casually squeeze to death. Or worse yet Flow Control it into a guaranteed loss - for those not on the approved hierarchy list - by excessively randomizing the pipe size.
563  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: BitCloud: BitCoin concepts applied to... everything else. on: January 22, 2014, 06:26:27 PM
It's really to bad that our society as a whole is just to chicken shit to try
564  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user on: January 21, 2014, 11:47:56 PM
Actually, it's more than actionable.  They held him without advising him of his rights and questioned him.  Confiscated his equipment.  The manner of questioning for hours is also more than a little debatable.

It comes down to... do we have the rights that our forefathers set forth or not?

Against him is the fact that he didn't challenge them.  It takes balls to do, but when you're uncomfortable, you can request your equipment, refuse to let them search and take your equipment, and ask to walk away.  At the point when you force it back in their court and they're forced to actually do something, they make an actionable stand.  Otherwise they say the double-speak.

It's fear more than anything else- he theoretically had a recording device.  But it has very limited recording capacity, and the fidelity is such that it wouldn't even be useable.  In fact, most incidences of piracy are in house jobs, not the old sit in a movie theatre with a camera on your shoulder.  That wen't out long ago.

Once again, law enforcement is behind.  And being pushed by the MPAA.

I think you meant once again "law enforcement" has proven to be nothing more than hired thugs for corporate interests. Much like the coal mines of Virginia back in the old days. I believe the term RedNeck was originally coind back about then.

Murderous thieves working to protect greedy barons.
565  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why George Orwell wrote 1984 on: January 21, 2014, 06:51:18 AM
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Let America Be America Again

  by Langston Hughes   
Let America be America again.

...

We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain—
All, all the stretch of these great green states—
And make America again!

Some people have always known... Orwell falls into that perceptive group, but is not alone.

Now I would say that this guy 'Totally Gets It'. And is even more accurate today as the America we all grew up in sinks into the sea.
566  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: January 20, 2014, 09:56:42 PM
Reality trumps paranoid delusions.

Ya might wanna rethink that statement  undecided.  Money laundering, crime, tax evasion, et al., have been around - i.e., reality - a lot longer than even the concept of bitcoin and other cyber currencies.  Evil or good is not the realm of any currency medium, just the uses to which it is applied.  To paraphrase an old saying, "What Man can create, Man can pervert."  ohmy tongue

I think that's Ren's point. The MSM is trying to spin crypto as causal when it neither is nor can be.
567  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not) on: January 20, 2014, 03:35:45 PM
To me their intentions are and have been made crystal clear in the handling of the standards for commercial encryption issue. It was carefully ignored. e.g. The security of and for "We The People" is irrelevant to the NSA.

So all of the security technologies available to us today are in reality completely pointless academic waste of time/money/energy placeboes. Because regardless of how complex they are locks only keep out honest people ... And that assumes they were designed to work correctly in the first place.

The web was a much safer place when Anonymous was running amuck.

568  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: January 20, 2014, 07:02:04 AM
You're having way too much fun with that.

 cheesy
569  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords (AKA DOOOOOM) on: January 16, 2014, 06:05:14 PM
Or giving them the ability to throttle individual services?
More specifically giving them the ability to cripple a service, just because it was decided that it was bad.

All this does is fast track the ability of mega corporations to crush anything they perceive as a "threat" to their profits and/or dominance. Net neutrality is about allowing all 65536 of the available ports in the TCP/IP stack free and equal time. All the crap about needing to prioritize the point to point communications via traffic shaping across the backbone is just posturing bullshit while that try like dancing monkey hell to cover the simple fact that they oversold their infrastructure yet again.

They want to pretend they can sell every clown in town a 50+MB pipe and then on a holiday weekend when there's nothing on TV and folks decide to Netflix/hulu/etc a movie to keep the kids still, they want to blame pirates of aliens of something for the fact that the system can't actually handle that kind of peak load. All because some twink in accounting didn't believe that that many people might actually try to do X at the same time.

So sure piss down my back and tell me it's raining. They've been trying to figure out how to turn the internet into the same ala carte nightmare since the original fad started to catch on.
570  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords (AKA DOOOOOM) on: January 15, 2014, 10:32:11 PM
...AAaanndd from the "let's take it straight to the basement" department, ladies and gentleman I give you the opposing view:

http://www.zdnet.com/i-ho...ead-this-time-7000025167/

 tongue

I think the only thing that that actually proves is that it is indeed "humanly" possible to swallow the corporate sausage sideways. undecided

Now all they have to do is get the internet chopped up into nice cleanly packaged "entertainment" channels like cable TV and we can all go back to using ham radio and the library for our information sources. Well... At least the segment of the populace that hasn't devolved into a palpitating set of media overloaded eyeballs can.
571  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords (AKA DOOOOOM) on: January 15, 2014, 07:48:12 PM
It's precisely this type of blatantly obvious ultra greedy money grab that makes groups like Anonymous such a hit with the grass roots type folk. I really think somebody needs to get beaten with a history book that has been turned to the chapter on why Bonnie & Clyde were so ohmy ing popular.

572  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: email provider for multiple accounts on: January 13, 2014, 12:07:43 PM
it requires me to give a phone number

or an alternative email (which I don't want to give)

Have you considered lying as an option? It's served me well for this type of thing in the past.

but it will send a code to that mobile and require me to view it and enter it in their webpage (at least gmail does that)

Oaky, which problem are you trying to solve ... anonymity, or simplicity? If the accounts really are legitimate, then a SMS phone number shouldn't be that much of an issue. If the account is or may be discarded later consider updating the phone number to something fake (like (111) 555-1212) after the account has been validated. Or just make the accounts one big loop, where a validates b, b validates c, c validates d, etcetera, etcetera.
573  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: email provider for multiple accounts on: January 13, 2014, 11:34:37 AM
it requires me to give a phone number

or an alternative email (which I don't want to give)

Have you considered lying as an option? It's served me well for this type of thing in the past.
574  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do i perform L.L.F. ? on: January 11, 2014, 09:15:18 AM
What 40hz said.  But given costs of hard drives these days, consider getting a replacement instead.  If the drive continues adding bad sectors then there could well be a physical defect, and perhaps whatever your friend did with the defrag tool just ran afoul of that.  I'd be uncomfortable trusting a "repaired" drive especially if a drive failure later could put me out of commission; I'd rather take proactive steps than be forced to react at some random - probably inconvenient - moment when it suddenly gives up the ghost.

+10 - I've never seen anybody break a HDD with defrag (unless they were doing it with an icepick), but I have seen it expose existing issues with a drive many times when it wandered across an area that was on-the-edge.

Replace and relax ... Unless you really like surprises... Wink
575  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Laptop utility to run any program on Lid Close on: January 07, 2014, 07:08:12 AM
People living in cold parts of the country probably laugh if I gripe about 48 degrees F but with 20 MPH wind and wet it's no fun to be out in it all night when you've acclimated to 60 or 70+ in December.

I ain't laughing, it's freaking cold outside (I'm in central Florida) ... God I hate winter!

I vote we give Miles a few "snow days" to catch up.
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