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5226  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When Social Media Users Hulk Up! on: June 20, 2010, 08:44:57 AM
ironically the tweet could now be applied to Mark Shurtleff himself:
"May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims"

Yeah, it's not like there was a trial or anything. It was all Mark, seeking out his victim vigilante style.

I think you make a fair point daddydave, but I did not say that ("It was all Mark, seeking out his victim vigilante style") nor did I imply it in any way.
Likewise I think my point is still valid (whether you support the death penalty or not - and I have no interest in debating that aspect of it)
5227  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When Social Media Users Hulk Up! on: June 20, 2010, 07:49:05 AM
True. It is pretty tacky/tasteless. I suppose I'm just rather apathetic. It's pretty bad when you're killing people anyways, so how much worse can the situation be? Being tasteless about it doesn't change the fact that you're about to kill someone. Dunno. Maybe I'm just too apathetic. It just seems like complaining about a scratch in the car paint when it doesn't have an engine or wheels. Y'know, there's an elephant in the room type of deal?
+1

ironically the tweet could now be applied to Mark Shurtleff himself:
"May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims"
5228  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Shiny Disco Balls on: June 19, 2010, 04:02:54 PM
Do they make a pair of disco balls to hang from the rear view mirror?

This one would make your car smell nice, too, I think. Not really sure about that "new dancing shoes" scent.
 (see attachment in previous post)
http://www.sesto-senso.co...car-air-freshener6.html#2

"Dance floor sold separately" lol
5229  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Shiny Disco Balls on: June 19, 2010, 12:18:20 PM
loving ALL of this cheesy
two great versions of popcorn - I hadnt heard the original either
E2-E4 / Manuel Göttsching thumbs up I could handle an hour of that :-)
Tangerine Dream - only knew some later stuff - there's lots of great tracks on youtube from the 70's (with dates)

Funnily enough I'm just after hearing a Brian Eno track (very unexpectedly) on the radio - very mellow, with very countryish sounding guitars (steel?)
Deep Blue Day
from 1983 according to
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...mospheres_and_Soundtracks
5230  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Super Flexible File Synchronizer Mini-Review on: June 19, 2010, 08:08:47 AM
I installed Cloudberry and I set up SFFS to backup directly to Amazon S3,
and
it is all working a treat smiley very easy to setup the online backup in Super Flexible - when you edit your 'profile' there's an internet button there, you just need your login details after that.

SFFS Pro, version: pre-5.00 Build 52

I stopped Jungle Disk completely now - it was acting up this morning repeatedly trying to move some file, it was fine on restart but I dont need it no more anyways...
5231  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Super Flexible File Synchronizer Mini-Review on: June 18, 2010, 04:42:11 PM
I installed Cloudberry and I set up SFFS to backup directly to Amazon S3,
and
it is all working a treat smiley very easy to setup the online backup in Super Flexible - when you edit your 'profile' there's an internet button there, you just need your login details after that.

SFFS Pro, version: pre-5.00 Build 52

For the record, this was prompted by two things:
  • I realised that files backed up to S3 using JungleDisk's Network Drive, these files can only be easily recovered by JungleDisk (I am still using an older version so this may have changed). When I explore these via Cloudberry I just see a maze of folders with random numbers - I'd prefer to have the same file structure as what I'm backing up (or at least a logical one).
  • Second, my backups weren't working the last couple of days - I had been using SFFS to backup my local backups onto JungleDisk's Network Drive. I presumed JungleDisk was at fault, but eventually (after setting up backups direct from SFFS to S3), I purely accidentally found out that the problem was with Amazon - for some reason they no longer recognised my credit card but they didnt think to inform me that they had a problem and simply stopped the service. I will be contacting them to ask WTF they thinking of! (Also I'll have to look at changing SFFS settings so as I get a warning message if backup fails. The Jungle Disk tray icon normally changes if the connection isnt working properly, but this time it didnt seem to recognise whatever Amazon did as a problem...)
5232  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Shiny Disco Balls on: June 17, 2010, 07:05:14 AM
And just 2 years before that (1977), Jean Michel Jarre released this timeless classic:

http://www.youtube.com/vi...y_list?p=CDA9B9BD30F40AB0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyg%C3%A8ne

THANK-YOU!

For pointing that out! Loved it! I will definitely have to go out and buy that.

I liked his Equinoxe one too, especially tracks 4 & 1

I ended up listening to Computer World from Kraftwerk (1981) (the linked video including Kraftwerk puppets & something called 'Commodore 64 basic v2' smiley & lots of other stuff) and Kraftwerk - Metropolis which was earlier again I think... oooh, and Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
5233  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Shiny Disco Balls on: June 16, 2010, 04:07:31 AM

great stuff Thmbsup (sorry, didnt look at the video lol)

less boppy (well Scarface anyways) but still distinctively Gergio
Scarface
Midnight Express
5234  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Request: Please share your prioritization methods here on: June 13, 2010, 04:46:41 PM
Thanks for the reply Iain,
apologies about getting the 'Agenda' name wrong  embarassed
And I see now that focusing on the software was probably veering off-topic - I may bring it up in another thread. I found your proposal btw IDEA: Create a modern version of Lotus Agenda


Armando - nice to get an idea of your system, thanks. Some good ground rules there too... will have to have another look at it tomorrow (tired here too - Germany just after winning first World Cup game 4:0 - Yeaaay . . . now I'm definitely off-topic :p )
5235  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for June 10th, 2010 - "Second Summer Winds" on: June 13, 2010, 09:37:50 AM
he's probably just having a bad day lol

thanks as ever mouser, there's a big mix in there this month Wink



[edit] bix mix = big mix embarassed  smiley [/edit]
5236  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Request: Please share your prioritization methods here on: June 13, 2010, 08:47:08 AM
Thanks for the posts  thumbs up

ABC computer-based method: In 1989/1990, I started using Lotus Agenda, a PIM which was ideal for automating the recording and dynamic updating of the ToDo list and details of any associated data. Lotus Agenda is obsolete now, and I have not found any software that can perform as well as this since [...]
~
could you go into more detail about how this worked with Lotus Notes ?

I know you discussed Lotus Notes a little in an Info Select thread where you also mentioned a previous thread (which I couldnt find) -
I did post an "IDEA" for new Agenda-like software on the DC forum a while back, but no takers. I suspect that more modern generations would not have a clue what it is, and therefore would not want to dig down and develop it, and older one-time assembler programmers like me - who knew Agenda well, but also know our limitations - haven't started to try and develop it, even though we might like to.
I am playing with InfoQube (was SQLNotes) at present, to see what that offers.
~
How did you get on with IQ ? - I could imagine it being very adaptable to the ABC approach.
5237  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though) on: June 12, 2010, 05:02:04 PM
Everyone uses the phrase "free beer" but I haven't found any in real life. smiley
It must be one of those abstractions I heard about. smiley

yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow smiley
5238  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though) on: June 12, 2010, 04:15:13 PM
That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

And for those who have constipation....Crapinator Pro. smiley

I would think constipated it would be CrapFree. smiley


is that free as in free beer or free speech ? . . .
5239  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 20 years later, the movie "Total Recall" still kicks butt on: June 12, 2010, 03:44:47 AM
Quote from: website
A chiseled titan playing an everyman? C'mon! Arnold Schwarzenegger was certainly miscast in Total Recall. Nevertheless, the depthlessness of his performance hardly matters once he starts flailing and freaking out in the Rekall machine.

a cool movie in my book. though, what does he mean by "depthlessness"?

Shallowness (although havent seen it before)
5240  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cloudberry S3 Explorer and Bucket Explorer on: June 11, 2010, 08:32:59 AM
Amazon S3 Console

The AWS Management Console now provides a simple and intuitive web interface for managing your Amazon S3 resources. You can manage your existing Amazon S3 resources, as well as create new buckets and upload objects to your buckets using the console. The console simplifies managing your Amazon S3 resources by enabling you to:

    * Access your Amazon S3 resources from anywhere using a web-based user interface.
    * Log in using your AWS account name and password. If you've enabled AWS Multi-Factor Authentication, the console will prompt you for your devices authentication code. No need to look up and enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
    * Oversee your AWS resources in a single, convenient location. The AWS Management Console now supports Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, and Amazon RDS.
    * Manage buckets with billions of objects. The console also works with folders and objects created using many popular third party tools.
_

I tried this out earlier - it hasnt worked yet for me (it is in beta). It did find my one and only bucket, but it was unable to read the contents so I have no idea what it is capable of.
It may well work for others though ...

copy & paste link:-
console.aws.amazon.com/s3
5241  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 Suicides at Apple factory this year. on: June 11, 2010, 04:10:26 AM

 30% wage hike for Foxconn workers (I suspect their wages must have been really low if they're getting a 30% increase)

http://english.cntv.cn/20100608/102253.shtml
5242  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm not George Jetson anymore! on: June 11, 2010, 02:31:15 AM
You are hereby dubbed: The guy formerly known as George Jetson!

TGFKAGJ! smiley


lol, it took me a while to figure out that one
so I guess scancode's acronym applies  embarassed
5243  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: June 2010 Discount and Giveaway: XYplorer on: June 10, 2010, 04:17:18 PM
That's an excellent product!
Thanks to those involved in arranging this.
+1

Nice license too
Quote
The XYplorer Lifetime License Pro entitles one person to use the full version of XYplorer on any number of devices for an unlimited time.
Plus, the key is valid for ALL future versions, so you pay once and get all upgrades for free!
5244  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: The Print -Icon... do printout immediately on: June 10, 2010, 08:00:07 AM
my thinking was, use the File menu if you want the print dialog.. use the quick toolbar button if you want a quick immediate printout.

Microsoft uses this line of logic in the Office suite. the button on the toolbar is essentially a quick print button based on the settings used the previous time. to make any changes, one have to go to the File>Print menu item.

Ctrl+P would normally bring up the print dialogue, but with SC it brings up the preferences (there's no shortcut for print)
Just making a point - I dont normally print screenshots,
 . . . but I would love to see customisable shortcuts for menu items (with apologies for steering this a bit off-topic...)

edit:- minor
5245  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC: Discussion of Scanning Functions on: June 08, 2010, 08:08:23 AM
bumping this - not sure if that explanation is fully clear so:

   1) I scan something, say a letter - text fits easily in A4 page
   2) tidy & crop it in SC
   3) when it is saved as PDF, SC enlarges the scanned image so as it fills the (A4) page to the very edge

there are workarounds, but I was hoping that step #3 could be stopped/removed ?

I notice when I save a screenshot using "save as", there is drop-down-options "Fit" where I can set percentage between 25% and 400%. I thought this could be a good workaround when saving a scan as PDF - but unfortunately it doesnt work when I save as PDF - the image always fills the page (no margin even)

So, I guess there is an invisible setting somewhere that defaults to "Fit" when saving as PDF. Is there a reason for this? (difficult to change is a good reason btw!). but if it's just accidental would you be able to change it to 100% ?
I dont know if the PDF always defaults to scanner size for it's file page size (both A4 here so seems probably)

if you dont respond to this mouser I will start stalking you - naah, :-) but I will keep posting every few months :p (unless I get a definite no-can-do)
 smiley
5246  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (beta - download) on: June 06, 2010, 01:42:18 PM
It seems that setting an alarm for X:xx PM resulted in the alarm going off at both X:xx PM & X:xx AM - That's hardly acceptable...and I'm not sure how the hell I missed it (in retrospect). But one of the alarm loop tests (which was set for 6:00 PM) woke me up at 6:00 AM this morning ... Which required a low grade Witch Hunt to crucify the jackass that had woke me up at 6:00 AM on a freaking Sunday... (Which turned out to be me)  embarassed ...Oops.

So... I'll just call this one the Sunday Morning Bugg fix build.

lol,
go 24hr !  :-)
5247  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Ever-Evolving Question of Privacy on: June 06, 2010, 01:02:30 PM

just in case anyone missed it -
a related thread, but focusing more on governments trying to get their hands on what google have collected:
Power corrupts... and absolute power...
5248  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why do we always wait for apple's stuff before making a i[blank]-killer?? on: June 06, 2010, 08:16:40 AM
I'm not an apple user, but it seems to me, a lot of people (quotes below) agree on one thing - Apple do a lot of work on the user interface. This is an area that is extremely neglected by everyone else in my limited experience of electronic apps / software.

If I could change an app, 99 times out of a 100 it's the interface I'd change.


> apple did 2 main things -- first, they put the effort into the software user interface that few other companies are willing to do.
mouser

> the Ipod, the Iphone, the I-pad succeeded so far because they always brought something "shiny" like scroll wheel, touch screen/power, screen size/touch screen when the pragmatic view of useful at the time didn't respect these features enough.
If these were turds, then every other offer at the time would be smellier turds from a consumer perspective.

PaulKeith

> Apple is good at 1 thing, and 1 thing only. It takes good ideas that failed, repackages them in a super-sexy outfit...
Renegade



edit: minor corrections
5249  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 Suicides at Apple factory this year. on: June 06, 2010, 07:52:26 AM
I wonder will we see 'FairTrade' electronic equipment at any stage?
It would be nice to know at least that the workers get enough to live comfortably.

There is a very respected German magazine, Stiftung Warentest,  that tests things (anything and everything). They do it very methodically and scientifically and give very detailed results and background info etc. Recently they tested running shoes - but they also 'tested' the conditions in the factories where the shoes were made (mostly Vietnam IIRC). Nike came bottom of that list, Addidas at the top - I know the next time I buy a pair of 'runners' who I'll be going with if at all possible, and who I'll definitely be avoiding.
It would be harder to do that with computers because the parts are made in so many different factories, but it would be nice if the computer assemblers made an effort to ensure that conditions arent the pits. Would be good publicity for them too, but I imagine they wont do it till the pressure is on...
5250  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 Suicides at Apple factory this year. on: June 04, 2010, 07:25:53 AM
Simply unreal. The guy is just a real piece of work.

agreed, sounds like he had nothing to say about the actual problems there, & if he tagged the stuff about Flash on at the end tellme
but OTOH, that article is really useless... [edit] I mean there's no detailed info in there about anything related to the situation or the press conference (was it even a press conference?) [/edit]
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