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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: For XKCD fans on: September 20, 2012, 08:12:31 AM
TL;DR
Yep, really is too long. I also haven't seen the whole thing. But if you didn't already, try zooming out to the max just to have an idea of how large it is smiley
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: For XKCD fans on: September 19, 2012, 02:50:31 PM
Anyone know how it's done?
I actually tried - to no avail - to get the large image from the source of the webpage. From what I understand, it's JavaScript.

What impresses me the most, though, is how the artist (Randall Munroe) managed to draw all that and include small gags everywhere. That's an impressive amount of work.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / For XKCD fans on: September 19, 2012, 01:56:25 PM
Today's XKCD is pretty awesome: http://xkcd.com/1110/

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But this makes it even better: http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Acoustic Levitation on: September 19, 2012, 02:55:49 AM
The second one isn't a hoax. Quantum levitation is real. The hoax was that the Wipeout course was computer generated and not really using quantum levitation. Or at least that's what I understood from your link.
You are absolutely right. Sorry for the mix-up, I remembered seing that one of these quantum levitation videos was a hoax and assumed the whole technology didn't exist. Then the videos are really awesome!
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Acoustic Levitation on: September 18, 2012, 05:05:22 PM
Don't know about the first video, but that second one is a hoax: http://www.robots-dreams....-hoax-revealed-video.html
Hopefully, the first one is real technology smiley

[edit] oops, not true. see bellow [/edit]
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's the name of your car? on: September 18, 2012, 12:03:22 PM
Not disagreeing with you on how the article is filled with misinformations, but here's some clarifications:

1) Laputa... The Spanish word puta means little girl. Yes, it is also being used as slang for whore, but that doesn't change the innocent original, except for the dirty-minded.
I'm portuguese and no specialist in spanish, but in portuguese puta hasn't meant little girl for at least decades, it only has the curse word meaning. I believe the same is true for spanish.

2) Pajero: "Penis"? No, it does not mean penis   in any language!
Nope, but it does mean homosexual (in an offensive way) in spanish, and it's also close to the portuguese "paneleiro" (which means the same). AFAIK, the Pajero does have a different name in spain: Montero.

5) Ascona. Ascona in Switzerland is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore. The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.
Google Spanish-English Translator has nothing to say about ascona.
Actually, in Portugal this car was sold as the Opel 1604, since "Ascona" has some resemblence with the portuguese curse word meaning vagina, "cona". According to wikipedia, it was sold as the Ascona in Spain, so I assume that curse word doesn't exist in spainish.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 500 Internal Server Error on: September 18, 2012, 11:51:58 AM
Yes, the same occurred to me. It makes sense, not only to protect themselves but also to avoid any leak of private data that might happen in an error occasion.
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 500 Internal Server Error on: September 18, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
Have you tried to decode it?  It looks like encoded data... could be an Easter egg...
Apparently not an easter egg. It looks like base64, but doesn't decode to anything readable. More info here: http://www.cambus.net/dec...e-http-error-500-message/
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop on: September 14, 2012, 10:16:26 AM
@kalos: I think it all depends on what you're doing. For most of the stuff, you can just go to the "app store" (or whatever its name is), search for what you want, click install and you're done.

re:compiling: depends on the distro you choose. The most user friendly ones (ubuntu, suse, red hat, fedora?) use pre-compiled packages, so no. If you use something such as gentoo, I believe you can choose but many people compile from source.

re:dependencies: I never fully understood why this is a problem. Maybe because I arrived too late to experience the problem, but for me, the package managers always sorted out the dependencies for what I asked them to install and then installed them with no trouble.

Also, here's superboyac having fun with installing stuff on linux: http://www.donationcoder....31076.msg294867#msg294867 notice that when he uses the "app store", it's really easy. When he installs from source, well... Not so much tongue
60  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Black Mesa: Half-Life remake coming on Sept 14, 2012! on: September 12, 2012, 06:11:39 AM
Black Mesa and 9 other games have gotten the Greenlight!
Good news! Thanks for the followup!
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows system "aliases"? on: September 10, 2012, 10:05:38 AM
Will AHK allow you to execute commands via the run dialog?
I believe it does. You should only need to put the .exe in a folder that is in $PATH.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2012, 10:04:22 AM
4. Is already part of the Apple philosophy Wink
Not really, they are just incapable of making (buying?) decent CD burners and decided to say "it's the future" not tu use them tongue
Just yesterday, my MacBook destroyed me 4 CDs (while attempting to burn linux, actually. maybe it's selective?)
63  DonationCoder.com Software / JGPaiva's Ahk Tools / Re: GridMove discussion. on: September 09, 2012, 06:05:28 PM
 cheesy cheesy
Thanks for the heads-up!
64  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Black Mesa: Half-Life remake coming on Sept 14, 2012! on: September 06, 2012, 07:42:08 AM
Don't forget to vote it up on Steam Greenlight so that you can get it, appropriately, on Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com.../filedetails/?id=94128543
Cool! Voted up to smiley
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop on: September 06, 2012, 07:32:42 AM
Most of the developers at my current job are on OSX laptops. A bunch of them started cursing some months ago after installing whatever-cat-named-update because their systems got bogged down (disk paging, beach ball icon, and sometime systems so unresponsive they had to hardboot them) - seems like Apple messed up the memory manager, majorly. Not something you'll see if you're just drinking caffè latte and not using your shiny laptop for facebook and hipstagram - but definitely if you're actually using the machine.
As someone who has been using OSX for over two years (an imac and a macbook pro), I can confirm this. Memory management in OSX makes no sense, the system is constantly paging stuff even though there's more than enough free memory for everything. Almost every time I leave eclipse open during the night, when I return on the next day and set focus on the window I have to watch the beach ball for a few minutes while it pages back stuff; also, usually it's faster just to kill eclipse and reopen it than wait for it to be paged in again. Also, we have 20+ macs at my workplace, and around 50% of them have had to go back to apple for fixing various stuff; all the 2year+ ones have serious marks all over the screen similar to sunburn, despite the fact that none get direct sunlight.

A related complaint: I see the beach ball at least once a week, apparently for no reason: in this situation usually the memory is half free and the CPU isn't being used at all. Also, I can see more youtube videos at the same time in my girlfriend's phone than on either of my macs (more than one is pushing it). And I can't use this awesome stuff with any of the macs because it's simply too slow (both macs are dual cores with 4gb ram) and the laptop will burn a hole on whatever it is resting on.

Sorry for the rant, but I really could go on forever on why you do not want to buy a mac. The fact that it runs something that looks like unix is awesome, though. (and the touchpads, mice and keyboards are the best invention ever)
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Nokia's new Lumia 920 phone doesn't impress. But why? (no reason) on: September 06, 2012, 02:18:48 AM
Pics? Links? I have no idea what you're talking about. huh

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http://www.engadget.com/2...ghz-snapdragon-s4-cpu-wi/
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session. on: August 31, 2012, 08:08:31 AM
Some guy collected both the questions and answers into one post: http://www.reddit.com/r/I...the_united_states/c60o0iw
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations! on: August 29, 2012, 04:16:38 AM
Locked this thread smiley Please reply here.
69  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Load a new browser instance with X tabs from previously located sites" on: August 27, 2012, 11:50:12 AM
Also, another way of doing this: keeping multiple profile folders. I know in previous versions of Opera you could pass the  profile as a command line argument, I suppose you can do something similar in ff.
70  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Load a new browser instance with X tabs from previously located sites" on: August 27, 2012, 10:27:38 AM
Isn't this similar to the concept of "sessions"? Loading a session on demand?
I know Opera has this (even though I think there's no way to start opera from a specific session, you have to launch it and then switch sessions. also, you'd have to save the session in the end). Not sure if there's something similar for firefox.
If there isn't an extension that does this, there sure should be, I also would find it useful.

I've dome something similar to this using tab stacking in opera. However, this implies that all tabs from all sessions are loaded in memory at the same time. (actually, not true, since no Opera only loads tabs when you select them).
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hyperrealism in Action on: August 24, 2012, 10:12:57 AM
This is really awesome smiley
Also, I have that site (this is colossal) in my google reader, it updates about twice a week and usually with fantastic stuff!
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8: Yes, it's that bad on: August 22, 2012, 03:21:08 PM
Alt+Tab still works (as expected) just fine. Desktop App behavior hasn't changed either.
Ok, glad to know that smiley Thanks
73  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC Mug/TShirt Designs that would be nice to have an artist for.. on: August 22, 2012, 03:20:07 PM
Cody under a tree, Daumier influence.
I really, really like this! Did you draw it with a mouse?
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Need to store 5.5 Petabits long term? Try DNA. on: August 22, 2012, 02:45:38 PM
Oh, maybe it's this what amazon is using for Amazon Glacier tongue
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8: Yes, it's that bad on: August 22, 2012, 10:48:49 AM
It sucks that some tasks require going to FORMEtRo, though - it would be nice if one could just ignore that part (and perhaps not even install it) if not wanted.
What do you mean? I expected it would be how you described: metro is there, but if you want you can not use it at all.
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