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126 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: February 04, 2015, 01:52:20 AM
You have elevated rights...

I do? Huh... I've never been a moderator or anything. OK, I guess that explains it. Sorry. cheesy
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC on: February 03, 2015, 10:24:43 PM
The Raspberry Pi isn't a tablet. It's a little credit card sized computer board (without a case). You have to provide your own keyboard, mouse, monitor, wifi, SD card, HDD, etc., if you want those things.

Also, the architecture (for Pi 2) is ARMv7, as opposed to x86 (or x86_64), which means you can't run Windows on it. And even though the Pi 2 will have some stripped down version of Windows 10 available for it, I suspect it won't be what you might think, (e.g., you probably won't be able to run any .exe file on it like you'd want to).

But if you were to install a flavor of Linux on something like the $35 ODROID-C1 (Quad core 1.5Ghz, 1GB RAM) you just might have a nice little portable computer replacement.

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128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how do I disable FF Synch or whatever it is? on: February 03, 2015, 10:05:01 PM
I've found that Firefox Portable will still use the default Firefox profile location. Meaning it doesn't matter how many copies you make of it, they're all using the same profile on your computer. I found this out when I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition Portable and it wouldn't run while I had Firefox Portable also running, because "the profile was in use."
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC on: February 03, 2015, 10:00:46 PM
(see attachment in previous post)
The $35 credit card sized computer just got much faster

The article says it will be able to use a version of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Would this ruin it?

Just for reference, this was mentioned in this post:

Raspberry Pi 2 out now; includes support for Windows 10

The Windows 10 that runs on it will be very much stripped down. Not at all what regular folk are used to, methinks.
130 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: February 03, 2015, 09:53:53 PM
Arrgh, why can't I delete my own messages??  I obviously wanted to post only one message, the one right before this one.  I apparently hit some wrong button, and trying to deal with that only made it worse.   Sad

This ability was removed a few years ago when someone went on a binge deleting their messages to burn the earth when they left. 

Huh? huh

131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B on sale now. Lots more for the same $35 on: February 03, 2015, 09:44:00 PM
Just for reference, this was mentioned here:

Raspberry Pi 2 out now; includes support for Windows 10
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!! on: February 03, 2015, 07:01:34 PM
Thanks for that... I'm checking it out... but I think I'm all in. smiley

  Oh yeah, I'm ALL IN with the non-refundable $1000.  Now for the hard part, waiting for it to come off the assembly-line.....   cheesy

The only two things I still have to research are the maintenance/parts and acceleration.  If they're in high demand and your car needs a part... are you going to be able to get it?  Are there going to be mechanics certified to work on it, or how easy/hard is it to work on?  Especially with those exposed wheel mounts.  And they mention top speed... but not acceleration...

Anyone who paid/reserved for an Elio car... Have they given you any updates? 2014 came and went as AFAIK nobody has gotten an Elio 2014 model. Are they releasing this year for sure? Next year? Or is it vaporware?
133  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Raspberry Pi 2 out now; includes support for Windows 10 on: February 02, 2015, 02:27:52 PM
Let’s get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring:
  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1

Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10.

Read more about it here:
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: editor with built-in column or tiling facility - (Listhings comes close) on: January 29, 2015, 01:29:32 AM
Would Trello suit your needs?
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: ALERT! How to test for major security hole now affecting major distros on: January 29, 2015, 01:13:29 AM
I couldn't get it to compile. Got an error about netdb.h not existing. On a relatively fresh/vanilla install of Mint 17.1 Cinnamon.

I ran "apt-get install build-essential" and then it compiled. Not vulnerable. Yay!

Thanks for the warning.

Aside: Maybe you should change the thread title to include "ghost" to make it easier to find in search results? (You can also change your "quote" tags to "code" tags for it to more accurately preserve code formatting in the ghost.c source.)
136  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 01:01:06 AM
The youtube versions are still processing...

Both of them told me "This video has been removed because it is too long."

I guess you need to upload more (<10 minute) videos to have that restriction removed.
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The impossible thing software on: January 28, 2015, 04:40:13 PM
Now, now! Don't get so worked up. Nobody here ever accused you of caring about your mother. tongue
138 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 28, 2015, 03:12:43 AM
I don't see such an option. Maybe I still have an older version, but I think it updated today on Google Play.
139 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 28, 2015, 03:02:45 AM
The widget needs a contrasting background so that the text is legible.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rewriting little memory on: January 27, 2015, 02:25:28 PM
I've been using Q-FlashCards for over a year. I find it very useful.

141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Looking for Livestream alternative on: January 26, 2015, 06:13:36 PM
YouTube? Vimeo?
142 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 26, 2015, 05:43:07 PM
I thought the complaint was that because the dimensions of the image aren't square, the icon gets squished to weird proportions. I figured making the image square with some transparent pixels would prevent that.
143 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 26, 2015, 05:20:37 PM
@mouser: It appears to me that you just need to add extra (transparent) padding to the top and bottom of the image to make it as tall as it is wide.

i could do that.. but it's been suggested to me that the "icon" is not very mobile-like, and that i should have a more square shaped icon..

That's what I was saying. Make the height the same as the width. That's the definition of square. (c:
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 26, 2015, 05:15:42 PM
How do you fit a thousand dead babies into one barrel?

I know this is just a joke--I'm not at all offended by it, nor am I complaining that you posted it--but I just didn't find it even remotely humorous, and I tend to find humor in morbid things.
145 Software / PBOL / Re: Cannot enter activation key. on: January 25, 2015, 01:31:39 AM
I didn't even know PBOL needed a license key. Does it automatically grab the key from somewhere else if you have another DC program installed? Or did I just do it so long ago that I forgot about it?
146 Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: January 24, 2015, 03:26:32 PM
I need to get some help making better icon
Well, the icon image in itself is quite alright, just the width/height sizes seem to be somewhat off

@mouser: It appears to me that you just need to add extra (transparent) padding to the top and bottom of the image to make it as tall as it is wide.

So, no notion of a DUE date, just always telling you how long it's been, and the ability to ask for a reminder after a certain amount of time.

I like this idea.
147  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Aptana Studio 3 ROCKS~! (IDE for JavaScript) on: January 24, 2015, 03:23:15 PM
I prefer to use [the product I am affiliated with]
It has best JavaScript autocomplete.

Until you're established - especially when you're recommending your product, you want to make that association clear.

@clo: Yup. Reviving a 3 year old thread to surreptitiously promote your own product certainly doesn't look very good.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge on: January 24, 2015, 03:19:54 PM
That Atari console in the ^pic is actually quite stylish.

That's not an Atari. That's a Channel F console. The first console that used cartridges.
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 24, 2015, 03:11:12 PM
Last night I watched a double feature (at home):

Rocketman (1997)

A hilarious live-action Disney film about an accident prone programmer who somehow manages to qualify for a manned mission to Mars, and the mishaps he experiences (and causes). This is an old favorite of mine which I hadn't seen since the early 2000's, but is a part of my every day life due to my frequent references I make to it. Almost every time I put my hands in hot water I'll quote, "It burns the flesh!" Or I can often be seen pointing at someone else and/or saying some variation of "It wasn't me! It was Julie!"

My wife hadn't seen the movie, and after one of my recent "it was Julie!" statements, she (once again) asked "Who is Julie?" and finally I decided it was time to show her. My wife is no great fan of Disney films, so I was worried she wouldn't like the movie. But she seemed to enjoy it and laugh through it. A few times throughout the movie she said, "That explains so much!" referring to the references I make to this film on a regular basis. The other nice thing about the movie is that other than a little bathroom humor (farts are funny) it's completely clean. Hard to find that these days! I'd recommend it.

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Blast off for outrageously funny space travel in this screwball comedy that spins wildly out of control all the way to Mars! Though he's a wiz with computers, accident-prone astro-nut Fred Randall (Harland Williams) is the last guy on Earth you'd want on the first manned mission to Mars. But as bad luck and poor timing would have it, that's exactly what happens, and Fred undergoes rigorous, if not hilarious, training at NASA. After that it's t-minus a reality check as Fred blasts off with the rest of the space shuttle crew: a cocky, no-nonsense Commander, a sexy Mission Specialist, and a mischievous space chimp named Ulysses. From the dizzying preflight foolishness to the even loonier landing, ROCKETMAN is the out-of-this-world comedy that's more than go for launch ... it's go for laughs!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Though I'd heard very positive reviews from virtually everyone I know who has seen this movie, I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. My primary concern was that it would be too raunchy/inappropriate. But it turned out to be relatively clean for a PG-13 film, and all-in-all a fun action flick. There were a few times throughout the movie where I said/thought "Why are they doing that?" or "Why didn't they just do that in the first place?" but it was fun/ny enough to keep me entertained despite these glaring issues.

One thing it reminded me of was my overall dislike for comic book/graphic novel plots. After the recent slew of comic-based movies from Marvel I've often thought "Oh, Character X was interesting, I wonder what his/her story is," then I'd go to Wikipedia and read a summary of what is a very convoluted and ultimately stupid background of the character. But I guess that's a side effect of writing about the same character(s) for 40+ years.

That's the nice thing about something like Watchmenw. It's a single story, so all the characters can exist in a way that makes sense (sort of) without resorting to convoluted cross-overs, retcons, alternate dimensions, or good/bad clones. I've found I have similar issues with television series. Watching them within a short period of time, you get a clearer picture of all of their flaws, plot holes, and the basic, repetitive patterns they follow. It works well when they drip-feed it to you over the course of weeks, months, and years, but sitting down to watch an entire season over the course of a few days on Netflix (or DVD/Blu-Ray, etc.) quickly reveals these issues.

But I digress.

I'd say Guardians of the Galaxy is worth a watch.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge on: January 23, 2015, 08:25:30 PM
Here's a related story about resurrecting an old Atari cartridge from the landfill:

The Story
Earlier this year the fabled Atari Landfill was discovered as part of a documentary called "Atari: Game Over".

The documentary covers what caused the gaming market to crash, and also the search for the "lost landfill" where Atari allegedly dumped millions of unsold games.  Unlike the bigfoot shows they actually did find what they were looking for – a big heap of games – and many of them were recently put up for auction on eBay.

Atari was a big part of my childhood and modding the consoles is what got me started in the maker community, so I felt obliged to own one of these trashy relics. Didn't have to be ET, anything from that site was good enough for me. I went with Asteroids and Star Raiders (with keypad!) I actually quite like 2600 Asteroids.

Back in the day the games were dumped, steamrolled and then covered with cement to stop looters. From the auction photos I could tell the cartridges were fairly intact inside their boxes, so I reasoned the PCBs were likely still intact.

My goal was to obtain one of these cartridges and try to bring it back to life. To actually PLAY a landfill cartridge that had been buried for 31 years!

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