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1376  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Cool Video: News report from 1981 about the Internet. on: March 27, 2012, 03:23:11 PM
http://www.wimp.com/theinternet/
1377  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: how to find the oldest (=original) file on the Internet? on: March 25, 2012, 10:51:41 PM
RIAA owns all oldest and original content

 tongue

Even asking about it is against federal law!  Grin
1378  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Old Hard Drives on: March 25, 2012, 08:03:46 PM
Playing with magnets! Oooh! Fun! cheesy

I'm planning on trying to make a Johnson Motor once I have time. Should be fun. But I'll just buy the magnets instead of ripping apart old drives. cheesy

Probably the best thing to do is to securely wipe the drives then destroy them. And play with the magnets. Grin



Hit with hammer, play with magnets.
1379  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Old Hard Drives on: March 25, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
I recommend you take the magnets out and play with them...

^ +1
1380  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: how to find the oldest (=original) file on the Internet? on: March 25, 2012, 05:41:35 PM
I know the oldest DOMAIN NAME on the internet is http://symbolics.com/ but thats about it when it comes to this issue lol.
1381  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Whats your preferred web browser? on: March 25, 2012, 11:34:37 AM
I must admit, I sometimes do switch on to Firefox, but ONLY when I need to be logged into the same website under 2 names (testing my own stuff, one admin, one normal user account) or when I am watching Netflix (because they are idiots and refuse to work in Opera).
1382  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Whats your preferred web browser? on: March 24, 2012, 08:17:46 PM
Im a long time Opera user and can't find anything to match up to its standards...what would YOU recommend, and why?!
1383  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords on: March 23, 2012, 05:45:53 PM
I could understand someone asking this, on the basis of needing to know how security conscious a person is, if the job requires said person to be dealing with passwords to the companies personal details or something similar...obviously if they DID give their password, tell them never to do it again, change it, and refuse them the job...I can honestly see NO other reason for this to be asked...and I am sure there are better ways to find out how easy someone will give out sensitive information.
1384  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords on: March 23, 2012, 04:02:31 PM
If that question comes to me, I'll walk out. Seriously, I have done that before when asked too much personal questions and that too during recession time. If my family members asks me for social network pass of my account, I'll deny, sorry but that's how I play.

Recruitment doesn't mean revealing your personal details too much just for the sake of job. In that case prostitution should be glamorous corporate job.

Isn't it actually against the terms and conditions of Facebook itself to give out your password? - It's certainly not recommended by ANYBODY to EVER give your username and password to anything!
1385  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: March 22, 2012, 03:58:03 PM
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Touch Screen is hell, and my mom always told me never to play with fire.

 Grin

On the touch screen point, (i know slightly off topic) I often press click on one thing and another thing opens. I have this old HTC touch based phone with Windows on it. I try to open menu and the first most program link in menu always gets clicked from me. Same is the issue with android, it's really hard to use touch based phones if you've bigger thumb. ( I don't have big fingers but still i had issues with touch displays.

I am also cursed with fat fingers  Grin
1386  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Employers asking job seekers for Facebook passwords on: March 22, 2012, 03:00:12 PM
Id ask for their bank PIN number...when told no, I would say...once you give me that, you can have my facebook password (To the account I am going to setup specifically for this purpose, where all posts will be set to never show to anybody, I will add no friends, and like every dodgy underground network I can find).
1387  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7 on: March 22, 2012, 01:27:31 PM
I had Windows Vista for a very short period of time before downgrading to XP.  Vista annoyed the hell out of me, barely anything worked without an hours worth of fighting with it.  In the end, I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and then back down to Windows 7 Premium (Came with a new computer, never got around to changing back to ultimate as there seems to be no noticeable difference between the two).

I played with the preview of Win8 and was not impressed.  Felt like Aston Shell on top of Win7, but less usable, and less fun to use.  I have a hatred for anything "touch", mainly because I am heavy handed and have broken many phone screens due to this, but also because I like buttons, and without buttons, I feel lost.  The day Windows goes 100% touch screen, I'll move to linux, and when they move, I'll go to wherever can allow me to use a good old fashioned keyboard and mouse.

Touch Screen is hell, and my mom always told me never to play with fire.
1388  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Flying on Bird Wings - A ****ing Magical Moment! =D on: March 21, 2012, 01:57:37 PM
Would have been a little more believable if it took more effort to get off the ground. :-)


(Edit: Sorry, I'm a dick for not playing along. It's a decent enough hoax after all.)

Yeah, but still...Wow at the thought of it! haha
1389  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Flying on Bird Wings - A ****ing Magical Moment! =D on: March 20, 2012, 09:34:55 PM
Wow!
1390  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut on: March 20, 2012, 04:16:14 PM
I wont be upgrading to it, even if it was true lol.
1391  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Auslogics promoting false speed tester? on: March 20, 2012, 03:12:05 PM
lol im on a 100mbps line, and thats telling me im 7.12 down speed 1.54 up speed with a ping of 270ms
Speedtest.net = 96.8mbps down, 12.4up 7ms ping

We must have the same ISP. They are who I use to have 100Mbit downstream, 5Mbit upstream. Latency of course depends on how far your packet is to travel, and the remote server, but latency out of their network and their peering arrangements seem EXCELLENT. I've noticed they use many of several service providers themselves, so they make sure your stuff gets there as fast as it can. They've really built a good network, I must say. It is sad the company has always been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. What's great is we are talking rural TN. So, the USA Internet is getting better, fast.



My ISP Is Virgin Media in the UK smiley - We get free upgrades to 200mbps soon! cheesy
1392  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mobile hotspots: your experiences. (mine included) on: March 19, 2012, 10:28:34 PM
I just use my cheap android phone as a wifi hotspot for when im on-the-go or stuck in a car for long periods of time.  Quite handy as my phone allows you to turn it into a wifi hotspot, using the stock firmware (With or without security {PSK/WEP etc})

Its not brilliant in terms of speed (3G) but it gets the job done, and does allow me to watch youtube videos and such, and can also grab streams from my home PC without any real buffer issues smiley
1393  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Auslogics promoting false speed tester? on: March 19, 2012, 09:49:57 PM
lol im on a 100mbps line, and thats telling me im 7.12 down speed 1.54 up speed with a ping of 270ms

Speedtest.net = 96.8mbps down, 12.4up 7ms ping
1394  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut on: March 19, 2012, 07:40:23 PM

Microsoft reportedly will finish work on Windows 8 by summer, setting the stage to release the next version of its flagship operating system sometime around October.

 Bloomberg, citing "people with knowledge of the schedule," also reports that there will be fewer than five devices running the ARM system-on-a-chip architecture at launch. Those ARM chips allow for thinner, lighter tablet devices, something that Microsoft hopes will help it cut into Apple's iPad's huge lead in the tablet market. The Cupertino rival just disclosed that it sold more than 3 million of its latest iPad since the third-generation gadget debuted Friday.

 The report confirms the timing that most analysts have been expecting. Bloomberg notes that Microsoft will lay out the details of the release schedule at an industry event in early April.

 A Microsoft spokeswoman declined comment on the report.

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1395  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Books Downloader - WARNING - contains search hijack "arccosine.com" on: March 19, 2012, 07:17:29 PM
you forgot to upload the image attachment : Sad
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Crikey, that was fast!

Thats what my wife said  Grin

Oh...wait... huh

 Sad  redface
1396  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Books Downloader - WARNING - contains search hijack "arccosine.com" on: March 19, 2012, 06:21:41 PM
you forgot to upload the image attachment : Sad

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1397  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Discussion of CMS suggestions for the DC software directory on: March 19, 2012, 03:51:35 PM
Did anything ever come of the 'DC directory' in the end?

Its still being heavily discussed  Grin
1398  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Tiki Wiki Groupware on: March 18, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
http://info.tiki.org/

Anyone had an experience with this?

Looks pretty full featured, but perhaps has "too many" features for them all to work as well as one would hope.
1399  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Obtaining Windows OS ISO's on: March 17, 2012, 02:01:14 PM
I would recommend against ReactOS, it is still alpha stage, and even some of the OS features don't work properly (such as configuring the taskbar/start menu/file explorer.) It's a nice idea/experiment, but still has a way to go before it is ready for regular users to use without getting frustrated with it.

On the slower machines, is Windows a requirement or could you use linux instead? Something that does not have all too much for system requirements such as Xubuntu, Mint LXDE, or Lubuntu, or even something lighter like Tiny Core? Using Win9x seems like a bad idea because it opens the users to so many security risks, and no way to update or patch them.

Windows wasn't a 'requirement per-se but when you know the end user is 99% likely not to know much about computing, its pretty much the only logical approach.  Any decent linux distro that would be useful for that, would not run on the systems they would be installed on (Few machines where 256 RAM, 1Ghz CPU lol)
1400  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A change I've seen in the forum on: March 16, 2012, 06:42:00 PM
I've noticed this change or shift in attitude also, and not just in this forum.  I can't explain it, i've asked others about it, i don't get it.  There does seem to have been a change in mood or attitude or something in the last couple of years.

I'm seeing a lot more anger most places I'm looking.

People seem to get angry much more easily than they used to, and stay angry a lot longer once they do.

This, definitely.  And people seem to have less tolerance for dissenting opinions, or even discussion of those positions.

I like a good debate of positions.  But have been getting less of that, because at the end, it seems that there is more anger at than appreciation of differences.  Sad.

Less Tolerance? WHO HAS LESS TOLERANCE? I DON'T HAVE LESS TOLERANCE AND I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH YOU AND HATE YOU FOR YOUR OPINION AND NOW WANT TO GO OUT AND COMMIT GENOCIDE AND SHOOT MYSELF IN THE LEFT KNEECAP AND DO SOME OTHER CRAZY STUFF...

 Grin

No "Economic" things could cause me to be any less random and chilled out! - Why let this shit get you down...

I think the world just needs to get its priorities in order  cheesy
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