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1826  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you collect anything? on: April 10, 2008, 05:06:49 AM
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Operating Systems
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Aargh! My weak spot... (and I thought I was immune to this thread...)
For some reason I just cannot resist when some rebel upstart offers an alternative to the MS experience, just for fun, or when I get a fancy to go back to the "good old days".
Some of the OS's sitting in my bin right now (not counting the Windows NT through XP cd's and the stack of Linux distros and live cd's I tried before finally settling on Xubuntu):

MS-DOS 6.22 (3 floppies)
Windows 3.11 (6 floppies)
OS/2 Warp 4 (3 floppies + 1 CD)
OS/2 Warp 4.52 (2 CD's)
FreeDOS 1.1 (the latest!)
BeOS 5 PE (1 CD)
Syllable OS (2 CD's:1 unmarked, 1 latest ver. 0.6.4)
NetBSD (2 CD's I downloaded in 2002, never got around to installing...)
QNX Demo Disk (Network and Modem versions, 1 floppy each)
MenuetOS (0.76, 0.83 and 0.85, 1 floppy each)
VisopSys 0.69 (1 floppy)
V2OS 0.64 (strangest of the bunch... 1 floppy)

And I fear it's not going to stop there... ohmy
1827  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Lists Of Microsoft's Fame And Shame - 2008 on: April 08, 2008, 07:13:56 PM
I was with Lashiec, thinking it was a list of Microsofts products rather than methods, so I was in the dark concerning some of his points.
One thing raised an eyebrow though, in his requests list for Silverlight:
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WPF-esque 3D support by befriending OpenGL. Please. Every platform supports OGL. EVERY PLATFORM!
Hey! Wasn't MS all over OpenGL around '95 or so (remember the maze screensaver that had 'OpenGL' written on one of the walls?) and then they came up with some whizbang name (DirectX) for their own graphics library and dropped OpenGL like a hot rock?
I thought so.
I don't think his point on that one's gonna fly, especially when he drools all over Direct3D in the very next paragraph...
1828  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: XP's slow death is approaching, according to Microsoft's timeline on: April 04, 2008, 12:36:45 PM
Oh, but haven't you heard? Vista SP1 simply installs XP
 smiley
ok, so it was only a joke, but personally I am fearing Windows 7
 Grin Grin
1829  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 25 interesting things that you learn about computers only in the movies on: April 03, 2008, 10:29:23 AM
That all started with Blade Runner, remember? Harrison Ford zoomed in on a picture of the "skin job" stripper and her snake prop until he could read the id number micro-stamped on one of the scales.

(how many dpi can you freaking fit in a jpeg to be able to do that? ack.)
1830  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 25 interesting things that you learn about computers only in the movies on: April 02, 2008, 04:52:52 PM
BTW- The aliens instituted a workaround for that fatal security vulnerability:
http://www-users.cs.york....susan/sf/films/id4vir.htm

and others have been thinking waaay to much about these issues as well...
1831  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 25 interesting things that you learn about computers only in the movies on: April 02, 2008, 03:42:56 PM
I thought the "upload virus" thing was referring to the virus scene in Independence Day when they not only successfully uploaded a virus, but they uploaded a virus to an alien computer operating system using an alien upload link (presumably wireless, which would be using, once again, an alien frequency...).
I suppose the premise still applies...

Maybe Microsoft transmitted a Windows iso along with those SETI signals?

1832  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: More April fools stories on: April 01, 2008, 02:54:56 PM
I admit i REALLY wanted the last one to be true...
(just for one minute, didn't your heart soar with them?  Kiss)

Here's another:
Haiku takes over Google, renames Summer of Code
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With the help of a generous donator, Haiku, Inc. has acquired a major share of Google, Inc. and is now in the process of reorganizing Google for a major focus shift...
1833  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ring the bells!!! The HD Format war is OVER!!! Toshiba forfeits on: April 01, 2008, 01:12:54 PM
Sorry, I have to...

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From Tira Ecol
1834  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What’s this "Linux" thing and why should i try it? on: March 28, 2008, 02:00:48 PM
Response in PM in an attempt to keep this on-topic smiley

I first tried linux because I realized how much more money I was going to have to spend if I was going to continue with Microsoft. If I had the money, I'd be throwing it at every Linux developer I could, but I don't, and I can do without Microsoft checking my pockets for holes.

Besides, as the folks at CrunchGear recently said, Linux is FUN...
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Linux is fun to learn. It’s a challenge and amazingly easy and ugly and beautiful at the same time. Linux is like turning on your first computer and figuring out what all those weird boxes did. Once you figure out all the secrets, I’d say Linux offers a greater power-user satisfaction than XP, as a whole. Exploring Linux is fun. Exploring XP is a dummies book.
1835  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Small Apps on: March 28, 2008, 11:53:23 AM
I can't believe nobody mentioned TinyApps here...

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Welcome to TinyApps.Org, a guide to very small software for your PC.

1836  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows on: March 27, 2008, 05:04:27 PM
PC Function Generator - Straight out of Rutgers physics lab.
It does white noise, sine, triangle and square waves, pulses and sweeps. Hmm... no pink noise.
http://duncan.rutgers.edu

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some other stuff on there that would distract you from tinnitus...
1837  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What’s this "Linux" thing and why should i try it? on: March 27, 2008, 02:14:11 PM
Actually my intent was to go with the Baptism-by-Fire concept ... Which makes Slackware an ideal choice. To that end, I've had quite a bit of fun with it (swearing included...). I just need to get the sound working and it will be completely functional.

Stoic Joker:
Remember to add yourself to the "Audio" group (I assume you've already installed OSS and/or Alsa)
In fact, while you're at it, check to see what groups you may or may not or should be part of.

I'm a former Slackware victi... uh, user. I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve...
1838  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / From the maker of Samorost... Questionaut! on: March 26, 2008, 01:32:22 PM
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Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend’s hat.



from Neatorama
1839  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Monster Cables- The World should know! on: March 21, 2008, 12:56:34 PM
This is a constant topic among audiophiles...
Does type of cables really make a difference?
You are absolutely correct, Cuffy. With digital, the signal is there or it isn't. Period. Noise due to improper shielding or connections may cause artifacting, but a decent cable (not bottom-of-the-barrel) is more than adequate for most purposes.

On the analog side, I have seen wild arguments for gold-plated connectors, solid-core cabling, crystalline copper (?) and everything in-between, but the bottom line comes down to two things (especially for instrument cables that get moved around, stepped on, twisted, pulled, etc.), shielding and robustness of the connection.
Braided shielding is less vulnerable than wrapped, and connectors with strain relief boots tend to "hang on" longer.
For something that is going to hang behind your home stereo for months at a time, it's not so critical.

...And don't use coax for speaker cables...
1840  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What’s this "Linux" thing and why should i try it? on: March 21, 2008, 12:40:17 PM
Tip:
More often than not, I have found answers to many problems on the Gentoo Wiki. Very good documentation at that.

It's not just applicable to Gentoo, these answers apply to most distros, with the only thing to watch being whether yours uses /usr/local (Red Hat, Mandriva, etc.) or /usr (almost everybody else...) for user-installed apps.
1841  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Martian Headsets and the upcoming Browser War on: March 20, 2008, 06:14:56 PM
I agree.
Funny thing is, W3C's Amaya browser is so straight-html oriented that it doesn't take into account any other technologies that are now a de facto standard (as in, nobody wrote it down, but everybody does it... Java, php, Flash, etc.)
Yes, MS has shot themselves in the foot soooo many times, but I wonder how many folks notice when a 700-pound gorilla has a limp...
1842  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / I hate this game... on: March 20, 2008, 03:36:14 PM
Maybe you could try...

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Impossible, No. Infuriating, Yes!



from Weird Daily
1843  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The upside-down-ternet on: March 19, 2008, 11:49:27 AM
 Grin PMSROFLOL!!  Grin

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...and helped start a movement among teen girls, a culture of self-taught programmers and musicians, coding by day and rocking out by night-

RIOT PRRL

BBBWWWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAA!!!!!1!1111
1844  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The upside-down-ternet on: March 18, 2008, 06:03:10 PM
Got wireless working on your Linux box?
Neighbors stealing your bandwidth?
Feel like a little innocent revenge?
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My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun.



from Admit-one, I think
1845  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Martian Headsets and the upcoming Browser War on: March 18, 2008, 05:59:34 PM
I've kind of sensed this for a long time now, but Joel put it into just the right words...
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You’re about to see the mother of all flamewars on internet groups where web developers hang out. It’ll make the Battle of Stalingrad look like that time your sister-in-law stormed out of afternoon tea at your grandmother’s and wrapped the Mustang around a tree.



from teh unternets
1846  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Top 10 Most Depressing Quotes from Orwell's 1984 on: March 18, 2008, 05:49:44 PM
How could I forget PKD?
Confessions of a Crap Artist depressed me for weeks, and now I'm going to go into a depressive coma over Alanis Morissette being given a lead role in the film version of Radio Free Albemuth :gag:

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As we know the best way to insure I remain ignorant and brainwashed is to read only books I know ahead of time I will agree with, and not challenge, my views.

Reading Robert Anton Wilson's books not only challenged me on many levels but strangely enough managed to help me critique my own position to the point of strengthening it.
1847  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Top 10 Most Depressing Quotes from Orwell's 1984 on: March 18, 2008, 04:41:35 PM
Well put.
I preferred Huxley's vision over Orwell's anyway.
So long as you're mentioning Huxley, may I also mention Illuminatus and Slaughterhouse Five?
1848  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Favorite TV Episode??? on: March 17, 2008, 03:02:17 PM
CHiPs Episode 516: "Battle of the Bands"[attach=1]

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As the leader of "Pain" tries to escape, Ponch rides up causing the punk to spill. The punk threatens to blow them both up by holding a lighter near leaking gas. Ponch blows out the flame and saves the day.

Beat that, Chuck Norris.
1849  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Top 50 Dystopian movies on: March 14, 2008, 04:30:39 PM
Read the comments, too. Apparently there are a fair fistful of movies that got left out, but are worth checking out nonetheless.
...and some made the list that were, um... unwelcome.
1850  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Top 50 Dystopian movies on: March 14, 2008, 01:50:41 PM
After reading Zaine's post about 1984, I remembered reading about this.
How many have you seen?

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A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront.

In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions.



from somewhere on teh intarwebz
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