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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Post your Linux/FOSS humor here. on: January 31, 2015, 02:48:20 PM
One for the VI/EMACS holy war:
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2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 31, 2015, 12:18:10 AM
RE: Slap bass - I remember reading an interview with a famous bass player (I always though it was James Jamerson, but he never played slap) in Guitar Player (?) magazine around 1989, where he said the technique came from a session where the drummer had either broken the head on his snare, or it was stolen, so he just started accentuating the note where the snare would hit, and kept doing it after the drummer got a new snare, because it sounded cool.  

RE: Whipping Post - The best version I ever heard (because it was so twisted) was Daddy Longhead and their take called "The Post".  DL were a bunch of idiots gathered together by ex-Butthole Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus.  This is what happens when brain-damaged punk rockers attempt to "Jam Band".
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlUH47LUw3k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlUH47LUw3k</a>

RE: Guitar wankers - I never was into "shredding", even being a dedicated metal guy.  I was more impressed by a tight performance that didn't have to devolve into stupid guitarist tricks to stay interesting.  Then again, if you're going to wank, might as well wank like the devil gets your soul if you stop.  Caspar Brotzmann, Helios Creed, Buckethead, Thurston Moore, Gibson Haynes, take a bow.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 30, 2015, 09:27:10 PM
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Artist develops 31 rolls of lost film shot by a soldier in WWII

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 30, 2015, 06:57:32 PM
If you want to clear out a room full of musicians in a minute or less, Mustang Sally will generally do the trick. If there's anybody left at the end of the song, you can follow it up with Johnny B Goode. If they're not gone when that's done, it's time to call an ambulance.

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

@Vubal - thanks so much for that. I've been ROFLMAO all afternoon over that one! Each time I think about it, I crack up all over again. Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup

That's nothin', I do a mean solo cover of Whipping Post that'll floor you... Ready?  Hello?  Hey guys wh.... ??  huh
5  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 26, 2015, 11:58:17 PM
Sorry, my grammar/sentence structure module was turned off...  Wink
I meant to reference the EULA and the possibility of less-than-convenient licensing terms such as those you listed contained therein.  I couldn't find one just cruising the site.  Has anybody taken a closer look?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Post your Linux/FOSS humor here. on: January 26, 2015, 11:50:28 PM
^ Hehe, good one.  User Friendly is classic.

Stumbled across Tira Ecol quite a while ago, before there were very many english translations.  There's been no new comics since 2010, and they stepped away from the OS humor towards the end, and really it's more chaff than wheat, but there's still some gold in them hills....

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7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do we have any musical people on DC? on: January 26, 2015, 09:18:44 PM
Speaking of which, have you seen the prices of Tokai and Samick instruments lately?  Some folks got wind of the fact that some big name manufacturers have at some points in time secretly been using those guys to build their "limited-edition" and even some fill-in production runs, so now there's bidding wars on what used to be seen as cheap asian knockoffs.  
So it goes...  undecided
8  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE* on: January 26, 2015, 09:09:16 PM
Late to the game, I know, but looks like the website FAQ says the license is valid forever, as long as you don't make over $1 million USD per year.  Can't find anywhere on the site that spells out details in the EULA, so maybe that's the sticky point?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Commands / software to verify partition backups / clones? on: January 18, 2015, 08:35:35 PM
Ah, hadn't realized you were using an all-hardware solution.  In that case, checksums should do just fine.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Commands / software to verify partition backups / clones? on: January 17, 2015, 02:52:04 PM
What tool are you using to do the backup?  Good ol' Rsync? Cp?  

In the case of Rsync, use the --log-file option to keep a log of all transfers and then grep the log for incompletes.
[copy or print]
rsync --log-file=$HOME/rsync.log [file syncing bits here]
 
In the case of cp, you could use crccp (part of the crcsum tools) from  here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crcsum/
which will do CRC hash checks on all copy operations.

... or use ZFS  embarassed
https://clusterhq.com/blog/state-zfs-on-linux/
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 10, 2015, 09:12:47 PM
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12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donating to EFF on: January 10, 2015, 01:04:23 PM
How do you know they didn't get those stamps donated to them so they could do this for people?

The stamp is not an actual stamp, but an imprint stating the price as well.

Yes, but how do you know those costs are not being covered by a Third Party?

Common things occur commonly, uncommon things do not. When you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras.


Now that has got to be one of my absolute favorite posts. Thmbsup

I have absolutely no idea what it means. But I love it! Grin

P.S. Sould I hear hoofbeats...I'm most likely hallucinating. (I live in the suburbs y'see.)  Wink tongue

I got it right away.  Roughly analogous to "If it quacks like a duck...".
Nice one eleman, I'm going to have to steal it one day.  Thmbsup
13  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: January 09, 2015, 12:05:48 AM
How do you build from source?

Do you use lazbuild?

Yes, the one thing about Lazarus source is that you need to have a working copy of Lazarus to build with.  I think the devs were working on making it so you only have to download FreePascal, the LCL and Lazbuild, but I don't know how far that got.
As far as building with Lazarus, just open pastequick.lpi with Lazarus, it will ask if you want to load the project (say yes) and hit the compile button.
Or lazbuild pastequick.lpi works too.

There are no 64-bit binaries (Win64) for download that I could find.

Nope.  But I can put some up as soon as I can.  I figured 32-bit binaries for both Windows and Linux would be more universal, and people could build their own with Lazarus if they wanted/needed other options.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: January 07, 2015, 08:18:15 PM
Naughty Number Nine - one of the best pieces (and there were many good ones) by Bob Dorough for the Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series. IMHO this is one of the best old-style blues numbers ever.

Heartily agree!  Thmbsup
Such memories...
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 05, 2015, 10:48:22 PM
Yeah, that one.  And I didn't know that.  And Monsieur Reeves still dropped those lines like a dead fish, regardless.

Y'know, I liked him in "Prince of Pennsylvania", "River's Edge" and yes, I liked him in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", forgot he was even in "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Dracula", never saw another  movie he was in besides "My Own Private Idaho"  (NO, I haven't seen "The Matrix"... because reasons).  He seemed to have so much charisma playing lower-key characters but when he is cast for lead roles, I dunno, something just goes... missing.  It's like if the movie is good, it's in spite of him.

Sorry.  Keanu rant over.  Haven't seen any other movies lately.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 05, 2015, 07:31:05 PM
Torture porn?  You mean when the talent tries to read their lines like it's Macbeth?   I hate it when that happens.  smiley

UGH!! Like "Canoe" did in "My Private Idaho"?  Gag. And gag again.

No, I'm talking about films like the "Saw" and "Hostel" series, "Martyrs", that sort of thing.  I've never seen them, but they've been mentioned enough that I know I won't be anytime soon.  But yeah, read "In the Penal Colony" and imagine what that would look like on the big screen, stretched to modern movie run-times (what's the average now, 2 hours? 2 and a half? Jeez...) and look up the word "disquieting".
 Cry
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 04, 2015, 09:37:36 PM
I pray nobody in Hollywood gets a wild hair to start cinematizing Kafka.

@Edvard - Too late!

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 Cool

As good (or bad) as those films may be, at least The Trial was ripe for it, there was definite beginning, middle and end.  Though as with almost ALL Kafka, you don't really know if it's the end or not, and the middle is like watching your fingers getting pinched in a vice one. quarter. turn. at. a. time.  
I'm talking about his shorter, possibly more existential stuff, like In the Penal Colony (actually, that one could be made into one of those "torture porn" movies so popular lately), Josephine the Singer, or (shudders) The Burrow.  When I first discovered Kafka, I immediately grasped what he was doing.  You didn't want to read it, because it was so long and drawn-out and tortuous to simply turn the page, but you did, and you kept doing it even though it was no less tortuous than the last 5 pages, because dammit, it HAD TO END SOMEHOW...

Yeah, I can see DreamWorks making The Burrow as a 3-hour epic of a cute CGI rodent constantly improving his burrow with the background hum getting louder.  And louder.  And louder.  And louder.  And...
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"Lying in my heap of Earth I can naturally dream of all sorts of things, even of an understanding with the beast, though I know well enough that no such thing can happen, and at the moment when we see each other, more, at that instant we merely guess at each other's presence, we shall both blindly bare our claws and teeth, neither of us a second before or after the other, both of us filled with a new and different hunger, even if we should already be gorged to bursting."

"But all remained unchanged."

On second thought, no.  Dear God, no.



P.S. you missed this one:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H57OfsihAw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H57OfsihAw</a>
18  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How to receive donations for my software in Ukraine (without PayPal)? on: January 04, 2015, 09:02:25 PM
Apparently, PayPal and eBay are not cluing anybody in as to why, but I found this:
https://www.paypal-commun.../2?profile.language=en-gb
Comment #5:
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I think it is not PayPal who caused this, but an outdated but still active Ukrainian law (14.10.2004 N 485 ) which forbids Residents (resident: citizens and immigrants) of Ukraine to have financial or other value based accounts opened out of country borders. So you cannot have a "money account" on your "Paypal account".

There is a petition on Change.org, but I don't know how effective those things are.
https://www.change.org/p/разрешите-получать-деньги-через-paypal-украина-paypal

That first comment is NOT going to help the cause:
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Владимир Дзюбинский Одесса, UKRAINE
PP is great - we NEED it to be able to buy drugs and arms safely in Mexico and then transfer it to Ukraine via. submarines, without the risk of being busted by cops.

I have heard that there are businesses over the border that can receive PayPal payments on your behalf, and then deposit to your account, but I can't possibly recommend one over another, or vouch for the safety of such a thing.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: January 04, 2015, 02:00:36 AM
Downloads are up! Come and get it!
20  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: January 02, 2015, 12:46:08 AM
Woops... got your screenie in there.  Grin
Thanks for bringing that to my attention...  embarassed
21  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Release: PasteQuick - yet another pastebin app on: December 31, 2014, 08:55:07 PM
NANY 2015 Entry Information

Application Name PasteQuick
Version 0.3.5
Short Description Minimal Pastebin application
Supported OSes Linux and Windows 32 and 64-bit
Web Pagehttp://pastequick.sourceforge.net
Download Linkhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/pastequick/files
System Requirements
  • Linux or Windows
  • 32 or 64-bit
Version History
  • 0.1.0 - First version: Basic functionality; unreleased
  • 0.2.1 - First release: All features working; released to select testers on IRC
  • 0.2.3 - Bugs fixed and new features added; released to select testers
  • 0.3.1 - Bugs fixed, features added and some things changed; work in progress
  • 0.3.5 - First public beta, all basic features implemented and major bugs fixed.
Author http://www.donationcoder.....php?action=profile;u=209


Description
It's a Pastebin app, pure and simple.  A standalone front-end to pasting on Pastebin.com.  The official Linux Pastebin app wouldn't compile for me, so I decided to make my own, but it soon acquired a life beyond mere pasting.

Features
Written in Pascal and Lazarus IDE.
Easily paste text and code snippets to Pastebin.com and get links in return without having to go to the website.
Paste as Guest, or login and paste under your own Username as well.
Stays out of your way: activated by clicking a System Tray icon or Auto-hiding as set in options.

Planned Features
Make "Hide on startup" feature set-able in the configuration file. 0.2.1 and 0.2.3 auto-hide on startup.  0.3.1 does not.
"Recall previous link" or "Link history"; don't know which would be more useful.
Unicode pasting.
Paste & Quit mode (no tray icon, no autohiding)
Hiding & showing the main window via Hotkey.

Screenshots
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Usage
Installation
Simply unzip the file into a location of your choosing, and run the executable.

Using the Application
Once the executable is run, you will see a window and a system tray icon.
Grab the window by the top bar to move it, click the bulls-eye button to hide it.
Left-click the tray icon to toggle the window hidden or showing.

Type or paste something in to the main window, set the options, and hit 'Send'.
Your text is pasted on Pastebin.com, the link is copied to your clipboard, and the window auto-hides if you have it set to do so.
If you will be doing a lot of pastes with the same options, you can hit "Set as Default" and it will remember your settings.

Right-click the system tray icon.  The menu has "Quit", "Login", "Auto-hide" and "Hide window".
Click "Quit" to quit the program.
Click "Login" to enter your Pastebin.com username and password. This allows you to un-check "Paste as Guest"
Check "Auto-hide" to make the window Auto-hide after every paste, un-check if you don't want that behavior.
Click "Hide window" to, well, hide the window.  That's there for the right-click addicts; you know who you are...

Uninstallation
Simply erase the folder that contains the executable, and erase the configuration file at C:\Users\you\AppData\local\pastequick on Windows, or /home/you/.config/pastequick.cfg on Linux.

Tips
Don't bet on horses.
See "Using the Application" above.

Known Issues
Only the ones you tell me about! smiley
If you find a bug, file a report at https://sourceforge.net/p/pastequick/tickets/.  I appreciate feedback and feature suggestions, so give me a piece of your mind here or hop on the #DonationCoder official IRC channel on Freenode and let me know what you think.  Also, if anybody has experience with using Lazarus on OS X, I'd love to have you test compiling for that platform.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: December 25, 2014, 11:26:12 PM
THE LAST TWO PANELS!! I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!

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 Grin Grin Grin
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: December 25, 2014, 10:59:04 PM
If you've used Linux in any serious capacity, you'll get it:

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24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: December 25, 2014, 10:41:19 PM
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I was telling my friends a TCP joke the other day; I had to keep repeating it slower and slower until they got it.
Grin Grin Grin
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: December 17, 2014, 12:12:06 AM
RE: Phillip K. Dick...
I went through a phase where I devoured everything he did that I could find.  Imagine my surprise when I caught wind that Disney got the rights to produce an animated version of "King of the Elves".  I thoroughly enjoyed the story as a "man completely loses touch with reality -> LOL PLOT TWIST" type of short read.  I think it would do MUCH better live-acted, but I don't have an empire built on an animated rodent, so what do I know? [attach=1]

Anyways, I love a good PKD read, the films hit or miss, and I pray nobody in Hollywood gets a wild hair to start cinematizing Kafka.   ohmy
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