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1426  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: xkcd - password truth on: August 10, 2011, 09:27:34 AM
For the majority of my passwords, I use a variation of my primary one, which is a 32 character password, with some characters from the website, or services' name placed into certain points of the password.

Secret answers never represent the actual question and are usually random sentences (depending on haracter limitation)

Hack that you b***ards  cheesy
1427  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / UK Riots: Have you been affected? on: August 09, 2011, 04:10:19 PM
England is going down the shitter, and I for one have prepped my house just in case it hits my area.

Anybody else affected by this madness?

Its just been reported that a city less than 20 miles from me is under attack now, and I can hear sirens going down the main road, so it sounds like there may be something happening nearby.
1428  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Steam: Savior or Slayer of PC Gaming? on: August 08, 2011, 08:08:05 AM
Sad thing is if you're a gamer, you're likely going to end up with the requirement to be online to game (or at least *have* an Internet connection for activation) whether you're on Steam or not. See recent Ubisoft games for example...

There was enough of an outcry against this practice that they backed away from it.  That's the key thing- if it hurts the bottom line, they won't do it.  That's the only thing that they learn from.  And a large enough bloc has to have the willingness to do so.

They removed it, but they're bringing it back again for new games. Ubisoft says always-on DRM is 'a success,' fans are confused.

Ubisoft said it has seen "a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success," speaking with PC Gamer.

Im sorry, but 'Always-on' DRM is going to punish those who want to play the game, but may be having internet problems.  Pirates are not going to simply give up and buy the game instead, they will just look for something else, or wait for someone to figure out how to break that DRM, and then those who have lost internet connection for ANY reason will simply aquire a cracked version to play offline.

I have several games in my collection that I did not realise had this stupid DRM crap in it, so while I was in the process of moving my ISP services to my new property, I was obviously without internet for awhile.  During that time I would have LOVED to be able to load up said games to play them, but low and behold, I got the stupid "Please make sure your connected to the internet and try again" messages! - wtf, those games are OFFLINE ONLY, I PAID FOR THEM...LET ME PLAY THEM!

Buyers can and will become pirates, but pirates will rarely ever become buyers.  Game companies simply do not understand this fact.  They say piracy harms developers, but in my view i would rather reward those who purchase, but in the same respect, be thankful of those who USE it.  I have pirated several things for several different reasons (usually lack of money to try out big software titles that would otherwise cost thousands to play with).  The difference is though, if I could afford, I would have bought them instead!
1429  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Found Money on: August 07, 2011, 05:25:05 PM
See!  That's where my program comes in: it gives you motivation to hold a few coins back... cheesy

Ha, very true, but I do honestly have a hatred for money.  I like to have enough to pay the bills and feed the dogs and the rest is given to my mrs who decided what random stuff to buy tongue
1430  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Found Money on: August 07, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
I've been using this program myself at the end of the work-day, when I empty my pockets and file my coins into their respective DC mugs on my computer desk cheesy

MY pockets get emptied straight in to my mrs's purse lmao
1431  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do You Want Your Searches Monitored? on: August 06, 2011, 12:00:29 PM
lol. I can imagine what is going to happen if the likes of Google and Bing start monitoring all searches by its users...Domains like piratesearch.com will start popping up!

On a better note:

Forums that usually use terms like "JFGI (Just F***ing Google It)" will maybe start answering questions instead!
1432  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Found Money on: August 06, 2011, 10:47:09 AM
That would work as well, Stephen.  I think I'll take these suggestions under serious consideration, but probably for a post-NANY2012 release.

Yeah, no rush with it smiley

I rarely find any money on the street anyway haha, last time I did, was about 7 years ago when I found £180 in a bundle, which was awesome cause I had only just enough money to get home that day!
1433  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Steam: Savior or Slayer of PC Gaming? on: August 06, 2011, 10:45:43 AM
^ Ummm... have you tried this recently?  All you have to do is restart, and it will ask you to go to offline mode.  They fixed that a long time ago.

Tried it yesterday lol, It refused point blank to go into offline mode, which means I cant even play Supreme Commander 2 in offline mode Sad
1434  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: August 06, 2011, 09:16:57 AM
GoGo Squire!
1435  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Steam: Savior or Slayer of PC Gaming? on: August 06, 2011, 09:15:02 AM
Steam pisses me off for one simple reason...

I have a few single player OFFLINE games on steam, BUT if I happen to lose internet without switching to offline mode...can I play them...can I f*#$

Please make sure you have an active internet connection before switching to offline mode

1436  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Found Money on: August 06, 2011, 08:50:18 AM
Instead of localisation per-se why not allow users to edit a .txt file and add all their types of coins/notes(bills) in there.

If you did this, people could also start writing the currency files for you to ship with the final build, where they simply select the required currency from a list, and it grabs the info from the file itself!
1437  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: C# Help Pls :) on: August 06, 2011, 08:47:15 AM
If you can post a bit more about what you're trying to do, maybe I can help some more.

It just basically needs to be a live preview of code written in a richTextBox


I understand this part as that very basic but what it needs to do is navigate to the loaded HTML file selected from a openFileDialog so I figured the code would be more along the lines of:


Two relevant SO questions:

Cant check links right now, but will look ASAP! Thanks

Check out MozNet for sure. I've used the old GeckoFX control, and it's wonderful. I bought a MozNet license but haven't had time to use it quite yet. It's dirt cheap too. (I bought early, so I got a small discount, but it's still cheap.)

Im not dead set on using the standard IE engine that comes with visual c# but im somewhat stuck with it right now as im using a machine with no internet connection, so figured I would try at least get the basic functions down.

In the project im doing, im using Syntax Highlighting, (Smart)AutoCompletion and a selection of other features that I feel will make it run a lot better and be a lot more usefull in the future.

Im also sort of re-inventing the wheel with the project in itself as theres no real shortage of software to do some of the things im adding into mine, but I have yet to find one that actually offers them all in one simple window, without having to download 6 seperate suites to do it!  Its an adaptation of several earlier projects of mine that I was using as a starting point to learn about the things I needed for this.  Still want to bang my face on the desk  wallbash when implementing (Smart)AutoComplete but its getting there.

1438  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Found Money on: August 05, 2011, 03:41:10 PM
Any news on a GBP version of this?

No real point in me downloading it right now as im never going to find a US$ or coin lol
1439  Other Software / Developer's Corner / C# Help Pls :) on: August 05, 2011, 03:25:21 PM
Anybody got any clue how to do the following in Visual C# 2010

When working with richTextBox I would like to be able to output a live preview into a popup form, or same-form object.

This should initially be able to handle HTML code from the 'RTB' and coded to refresh after every statement is closed (IE:

Obviously manual refresh and such buttons would be required.

The second option around this is to simply have a webBrowser object load a requested .html/.php etc. file.

To do it this way, I would be having a form open, and using onLoad I would be calling an openFileDialog so the user can select the file. 

Not asking for anybody to completely code either, just maybe a push in the right direction, or even an MSDN link tongue  This is one of the major functions of the NANY project ive been working on for some time now, and would like to be able to have it come to life in time for NANY!

It would be a massive advantage if the live preview window handled mouseover events and highlighted the code in the 'RTB' for the object the user is hovered over ((IE, if a user hovers over a navigation link called 'Home' the 'RTB' window will automatically navigate to the correct segment in the code, and highlight '<a href="index.html">Home[/url]')) <---- Not a massivly required function for the moment and I could probably figure this part out myself after a while!  Although, a little hint wouldnt hurt! ^_^

Thanks in advance,

1440  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Flight Simulation... Do You Partake? on: July 27, 2011, 07:04:35 AM
Take a look at this... www.pilotedge.net    It's even better than VATSIM because it is concentrated, IMO.

Im actually desperate to find somewhere that does live ATC like VatSim seeing as they seem to have become a very confusing community and damn near impossible to figure out how to actually get on the live ATC servers lol
1441  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: PWNIE EXPRESS! This is hilarious, and real! on: July 03, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
1442  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Idea: App that keeps track of money you find on: July 02, 2011, 06:19:15 PM
Very often I am finding money

Some1 is very lucky lol


Could you not just use a spreadsheet, or simple database app?
1443  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: nearby lightning skrike kills neighbours computers (and mine) on: June 30, 2011, 09:44:48 AM
There are some Surge Protection extention cables you can buy from PC World and Argos that come with a massive insurance policy to say if they fail (even for direct lightning strikes) theyw ill cover the cost of ANY damage to ANYTHING plugged into that device at the time of surge.  They dont cost all that much, especially when in the UK we seem to be going from mega sunny to crazy ass storm in the matter of minutes (seems to be happening quite a lot these days).

We have _never_ had ground strikes anywhere close to us over the past decade, and I can count around 5 that have hit within a ~30 Mile Radius within the last 12 months.

Im not sure how far north/south you are from us nudone but from what I can gather, the Lake District and soem places down near Devon and Cornwall are the worst affected at the moment.  I'm in East Lancashire (Blackburn).

Even so, if there's a bad thunderstorm, I tend to turn off the computer and pull out the plug connecting the APC to the electricity.  I do this as well if I'm about to go out for a while and there's a prediction of thunderstorms.   Nudone's unfortunate experience makes me feel better about being a worrywart.

Theres the problem...Here in the UK, we don't have any real knowledge when a storm is going to manifest, purely because they hit without any warning at all.

The last storm we had here was a week or so ago, and all the weather report told us was "Slightly Overcast with light chance of precipitation" (What we got was "Black Skies with rain that hurts when it hits you"
1444  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sean Connery ain't Apple's bitch! on: June 25, 2011, 07:08:27 AM
Exactly, I can't help it either. My second link was the same as yours.

I realised after I posted tongue
1445  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sean Connery ain't Apple's bitch! on: June 24, 2011, 09:52:23 PM
If you have 15 minutes to waste with reading stuff you will later thing "What a waste of my eyesight" then read the comments on:


I kinda wish that letter was true, and it would be nice to know I'm not the only one stupid enough to read that while trying to do a Sean Accent!  huh
1446  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Geocities Returns! on: June 24, 2011, 09:33:27 PM
It      Made       Me         Want          To               Die


I hated Geocities with a passion, still do...glad its dead

Also yeah, glad MySpace is dying...someone ought to put it out of its misery.

1447  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's Your Internet Speed/Reliability SATISFACTION? on: June 23, 2011, 09:47:32 AM
How many of you use USB Data cards or stick ? I would like to see if you can beat my speed. tongue

I have no credit on my mobile broadband dongle, but when I last checked the speed it was around 6MB/s Down 0.8MB/s Up
1448  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's Your Internet Speed/Reliability SATISFACTION? on: June 22, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
@Stephen - You make me sick~!  huh ( smiley )

haha  Thmbsup
1449  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's Your Internet Speed/Reliability SATISFACTION? on: June 22, 2011, 10:13:25 AM
Heres mine.  Just done the test on DC's SpeedWave page smiley

1450  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Spam Viagra Operations (Harder to follow than I'd imagined) on: June 15, 2011, 06:51:51 PM
Scientists really spend their time researching some stupid stuff...whats next?

Scientist 1: "Wanna cure some really bad illness?"
Scientist 2: "Nah, im gonna see how many peanuts i would need to shove up a pidgeons ass before it turns inside out"
Scientist 1: "Sounds like fun...you can use my $2Million Grant for it if I can help!"
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