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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 24, 2014, 08:40:46 PM
Posted already

my bad - I knew I'd seen it today but couldn't for the life of me find where (I was cross posting to another forum where it was particularly relevant)
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 24, 2014, 07:45:16 PM
baking is a contact sport?

http://theconcourse.deads...1592575661/+AlbertBurneko
103  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Copy massive folder/file directory.... on: June 23, 2014, 01:08:40 AM
I don't know what your folder structure looks like but could you break it up into smaller lots?

104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 19, 2014, 06:11:10 PM
33 Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life

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105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building Another Budget Gaming PC... on: June 17, 2014, 01:07:52 AM
that's similar to what I've got (Z77 mobo, 16GB RAM, ATI 7870 video card, 256MB SSD) and it cost me close to 1400 sans display and case so I'd be surprised if you couldn't do better for the money.

that said, and FWIW, it's coming up 2 years old and it still does everything I want (though I'm nowhere near the bleeding edge game wise)

never quite understood the whole crossfire thing though.  Unless you've got money to burn the numbers just don't add up, especially for a 'budget' rig
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 27, 2014, 08:45:48 PM
you're referring to irukandji which are pretty much confined to the tropical north, ie there's an awful lot of coastline where you don't have to worry about stingers.  And for the most part the snakes and spiders aren't great beach goers Thmbsup Thmbsup

it's all relative - I don't know how people live in a place where carrying personal weapons is an accepted norm

107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How long do hard drives actually live for? on: May 20, 2014, 08:37:29 PM
I'm no expert here but unless it's extreme I suspect temperature isn't necessarily a good measure.

obviously it needs to be monitored but I was always of the understanding that it was the hot/cold cycle that does the damage, so using a data centre where everything runs at a pretty steady rate 24/7 isn't going to give you a good comparison (unless perhaps you're looking to build a data centre Grin)

And while there are going to be natural variations between components (see the graph in the previous post) I would assume a higher but steady temp in a stable system was 'acceptable' unless it was extreme.  Sudden spikes or significant increases over time would be cause for concern, otherwise...
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 4 (Maybe more) Absolute top go-to programs on: May 13, 2014, 06:59:41 PM
Heh wow this is turning into an awesome thread! There's some *forty* programs combined of which each is part of someone's list of four(ish) super must have programs!

what this thread needs is for someone to consolidate the list into something that's readily accessible/digestible, something like...

  • program 1 (10 votes)
  • program 2 (9 votes)
  • program 3 (6 votes)
  • etc...

the ideal would be for Tao to edit his first post to incorporate the 'results' (hint hint...)
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cute jokes' thread on: May 08, 2014, 07:43:45 PM
That reminds me of being stuck in a doctor's office with a loud tv set; it's possibly justifiable when there are others present, but not when I'm the only one in the waiting room.  At times like that, I find myself wishing I had a universal tv remote control hidden in my shoulder bag.

google for TV-B-gone...
110  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Find filenames/folders above certain length and offer to rename them on: May 08, 2014, 03:14:19 PM
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right now it cuts by nnn characters
is it possible to make it cut back TO nnn characters instead?

should be possible, though there is a likelyhood that you'll end up with nonsense filenames.  And what do we do where the path is the offending portion of the string (eg path lengths of 175+ characters)? 

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is it possible to make this as a plug-in for Directory Opus (or work as a toolbar button)

I don't use dopus so I can't help with this, but plenty here do so someone else may be able to advise

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is it possible to add this to shell:sendto context menu.
meaning:
I would select a number of files, then select context menu "Maim The File" - and 'send' the files to Main The File so they are then cut back as per settings saved in Maim The File.

possibly... it could certainly be added to the context menu, but what you're asking for is more of a batch operation which is something I'll have to look into...

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(Maim - what does this stand for?)

to maim is to injure such that a permanent disfigurement results.  It was a play on words given the potential for damage when renaming files
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 16, 2014, 12:40:00 AM
Or in case of Photoshop, should that not .giffed children?

DOH!!  I feel like I've just been png'ed huh
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 15, 2014, 08:02:58 PM
That's funny. But could be considered a photoshop fail. Look at the book's spine. (c:

ahhh, but is that proof of a photoshop fail, or that the method doesn't work?
113  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 14, 2014, 02:02:46 AM
curious to know how many files we're talking here as well (10, 100, 1000?)
114  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 13, 2014, 10:15:35 PM
but at least we've ruled a couple of things out Thmbsup

can we assume that you want something like the fences functionality, ie separating and confining the folder icons to a certain area of the desktop?
115  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows desktop productivity tool on: April 13, 2014, 07:53:24 PM
what about soemthing like fences?

2 different versions that I know of

Stardock Fences, or

Tago Fences
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Working with excel row and columns on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:44 PM
it's not exactly transposing (that was my first thought)

and the transpose formula is built in to both excel and libreoffice (no need for an addin)

FWIW here's a bit of VBA I found on the web that does what you want, though the output is to a delimited string (pretty sure you can work it out from there)

[copy or print]
Function MYVLOOKUP(lookupval, lookuprange As Range, indexcol As Long)
Dim r As Range
Dim result As String
result = ""
For Each r In lookuprange
    If r = lookupval Then
        result = result & "," & r.Offset(0, indexcol - 1)
    End If
Next r
MYVLOOKUP = Right(result, Len(result) - 1)
End Function

paste it into your (excel) personal macro workbook, then call it as a user defined function from the FX dialog box (syntax is the same as a normal VLOOKUP)

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credit for the code goes here - http://www.mrexcel.com/fo...one-cell-concatenate.html
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Once again, magically expensive items are only different in your mind on: April 07, 2014, 06:50:31 PM
seems like we might be hardwired to make those sort of decisions embarassed

Dan Ariely on YouTube

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhjUJTw2i1M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhjUJTw2i1M</a>
Sure throws a spanner in the works of any value judgements you might be trying to make Grin Grin Grin

There's also a book - Predictably Irrational.  Note that I'm not affiliated with either the author or the publisher in anyway
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nice blog post on the parasitic software hosting sites bundling junkware on: April 01, 2014, 03:16:12 PM
and there's nothing to say that they have to wrap/bundle the original install anyway.  Their 'installer' could just be a middleware (cr)app that calls the original installer from the parent site
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: March 27, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
I'm a bit surprised this one hasn't gotten a guernsey yet - Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko

IMHO it's a good read and a great resource

120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 27, 2014, 09:05:32 PM
this might strike a chord with a some here...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg</a>
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: March 21, 2014, 03:01:29 AM
at the risk of poking the snake with a stick, still seems like guilt by association to me.

as far as I can see all you've managed to do so far is paint TED black with someone elses deeds.

I'm not defending any of the parties here, I'm pretty sure we all know that many of the big commercial entities are far from paragons, but I've yet to hear anything that indicates that TED does anything other than provide a forum.

Is there an agenda there?  I have no idea, and given the breadth and depth of both subjects and presenters I'm guessing it would pretty hard to see anyway.

meh...
122  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on: March 20, 2014, 03:23:30 PM
I missed the chat about this, but i might be persuaded to participate if I knew what server you guys were using  huh
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: March 20, 2014, 03:16:21 PM
See! I'm not a 100% raving mad lunatic! Grin

that's not a given, there could just be 2 of you now ohmy
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone: Choosing between tiny DIY computer kits on: March 19, 2014, 03:37:32 AM
For those interested in the Arduino, Little Bird Electronics have a Kickstarter project up.

are you going to back it?
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: March 18, 2014, 05:20:58 PM
so TED does something other than facilitate public forums on random topics?

then there's a certain irony in the latest (?) presentation

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Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?
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