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3751  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Top 10 Signs You May Have Overclocked Your PC Too Much on: November 29, 2007, 01:56:26 PM
Remote pet befuddling makes my day
Pas devant les enfants!
3752  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pop Quiz on: November 29, 2007, 01:03:27 PM
I would have asked a master chef. After all, the question was "Why can't we just cook her?"...it didn't mention anything about eating.
Even if that was the question, I still wouldn't have chosen to ask an archaeologist...I would have asked a dietitian. Grin

Joking aside, there doesn't seem to be any particular culinary or dietary reason not to cook a human.  huh
Also, my own sister always seemd a little hard-boiled.

I did share your initial surprise at asking an archaeologist but the more I thought about the answer the more sense it seemed to make.

3753  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pop Quiz on: November 28, 2007, 09:42:03 PM
Too late for mine, Darwin, they're long gone. Prior to this, however, the answer would probably have been that we were out of ketchup  Wink

3754  Other Software / AutoHotkey / Re: help with icons on: November 28, 2007, 09:38:12 PM
Glad to help. My life's full of similar kinds of things that I don't know. That's the beauty of this place, eh?
3755  Other Software / AutoHotkey / Re: help with icons on: November 28, 2007, 08:17:58 PM
there isn't a change icon under properties. that is only for shortcuts, I want the original program's icon changed.
Use the compiler (convert.ahk to .exe) to browse to your preferred icon
3756  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Pop Quiz on: November 28, 2007, 06:51:28 PM
Several interesting answers to kids' questions. For example, with reference to one's sister, "Why can't we just cook her?"

And for those who want only the answer to this one:


http://www.telegraph.co.u...father_117.xml&page=2

3757  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2007 / Re: Help me find a name for my reading/writing speed-up program on: November 28, 2007, 05:51:21 PM
I like eyeCue! it sounds like IQ, -which reminds people of psychology- it's really short... it's catchy!
Yes, eye for read; cue for prompting (a typing 'shortcut'); IQ for 'smarts'.
3758  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What's Your Favorite Productivity or Programming Supplement? on: November 28, 2007, 03:38:32 PM
What? Everything All The Time is gone? Poll is missing beer & whiskey... Sad
... and Mozart!
3759  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2007 / Re: Help me find a name for my reading/writing speed-up program on: November 28, 2007, 02:38:15 PM
EyeCue
3760  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com Yearly Fundraiser for 2007 - Advice Requested Please on: November 27, 2007, 10:15:11 PM
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if we should wait until January for the fundraiser

A lot of people seem to be short of cash soon after Christmas.
3761  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: VectorMagic: Convert Bitmaps into Vector Art (Free) on: November 27, 2007, 01:14:36 PM
Vectormagic has turned out to be VERY useful for some things that Illustrator gave unsatisfactory results.
Just to agree with your point -- I thought that IllusCS3 was doing quite well until I saw output from VectorMagic.
I ran a complex photograph through VM at the maximum allowed resolution (lots of leaves on trees in background, person and hairy dog in foreground) and I could see using the resulting vector image to create a very acceptable poster.
3762  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The deluge... on: November 23, 2007, 02:18:12 PM
Now that we've got that "flood" claptrap out of the way, how about explaining the prevalent Adam & Eve "two humans who started civilization" meme?
My theory says that this was related to the Apple iPop.

3763  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How often do you reboot your primary workstation? on: November 23, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
Sometimes mine's on for weeks.
Sometimes it's off overnight.

Depends on whether I want the machine to act as an alternate heat source  smiley
Depends on whether I'm busy trying to earn a dollar (on 24/7) or relaxed.

As far as I can tell XP pro seldom needs to be rebooted for reasons of stability.

3764  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Graphics Tablets - opinions (nudone, hamradio, tomos etc. care to chime in?) on: November 20, 2007, 04:10:30 PM
Darwin, how are you getting along with the Bamboo?
3765  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: To wide-screen or not to wide-screen on: November 20, 2007, 09:27:40 AM
Tomos, I think it was really just a dummy run for Cody Wink
3766  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: To cut or not to cut - The lousy MS Office ribbon on: November 20, 2007, 09:21:46 AM
A new and third way has arrived:
Quote from: PowerPlugs
We are pleased to announce our latest new product:
PowerPlugs: Classic Menu for Office 

Brings the Office 2003-style menus and toolbars back to Microsoft Office 2007
For a limited time you can get PowerPlugs: Ultimate Combo for PowerPoint (which now includes PowerPlugs: Classic Menu for Office) for just $299.
Visit CrystalGraphics.com 

Thanks for the information, Curt.
I glanced too quickly at your post and the figure of $299 surprised me.
I see that the piece to which you refer is more than reasonable.
PowerPlugs: Classic Menu for Office (Plugs into Office 2007) $29.95

3767  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help Name Our Cat! on: November 19, 2007, 02:44:51 PM
Or Codette.

Nice story about the phantom escapee  Grin
3768  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com Yearly Fundraiser for 2007 - Advice Requested Please on: November 18, 2007, 03:54:11 PM
So i was thinking about one of those little thermometer fundraising things
To show or not to show is a tough one.  The risk, as you've already pointed out, is that it can be counter-productive.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/w...he_United_States, in 2006, the median annual household income according to the US Census Bureau was determined to be $48,201.  That being so, we're probably still talking today of $6,000 as being greater than 10% of median U.S. household income.

For the sake of argument, let's stick with the $6,000 as an example.  It's very easy for an individual to look at that sum and assess it in terms of the familiar, which is personal income.  Do you run the risk of people saying, "Gee that's more than 10% of what I earn!"

If you want to show progress (hopefully as a motivator) could the target be shown in some other way that puts it in context?  Would it work better to use something like a scale that shows progress from zero to 100% of DC running costs (or whatever determines the target) -- without specifying an amount?
3769  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help Name Our Cat! on: November 18, 2007, 10:32:18 AM
How about www.technocat.tv (available name)
Nice piece of research there, Carol!

My two cents goes into the wait-and-see pool. 
Most of our pets have been named for some behaviour or personality trait.  (We usually try to ignore the messier ones! Here ..itty,  ..itty, ..itty!)

[Edit: still can't spell]
3770  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop or Desktop — which are you? on: November 18, 2007, 10:25:05 AM
99.5% desktop.

Seldom use a laptop (or any computer) when I travel.
Sometimes use a laptop on the porch during the summer but prefer to read or snooze.

The cycle is: buy a laptop every now and again, use it for a while, return to desktop, forget about laptop, laptop joins pile of previous redundant laptops, pile reaches critical mass, pile given away. Buy another laptop *sigh*
 embarassed
3771  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ... on: November 18, 2007, 10:13:43 AM
Thanks for those, they're fascinating.
As for old newspapers, that makes me wish I'd saved one a year for the past... oh never mind how long  smiley
3772  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Poem of English Pronunciation on: November 17, 2007, 07:56:28 PM
I always have to imagine people with extremely strong.. say scottish accents turning around and speaking to someone in BBC english!
Isn't it delightful when that kind of thing really happens?
I recall being served fish and chips by a gentleman whose appearance and location led me to expect him to be Chinese. He addressed me in a broad Glaswegian accent.

Canadian spelling is mainly the same as British with some (few) American spellings for example, we have car tires, not car tyres. The preferred ending for 'ise' words is 'ize', so we don't sympathise, we sympathize.

For myself, I find that rotating between Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. pretty well guarantees that I'll make errors in all three  Wink
3773  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Laptop or Desktop — which are you? on: November 17, 2007, 03:33:31 PM
Renegade, you can plug your peripherals into a laptop.
Please!  Not in front of the children!

3774  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Poem of English Pronunciation on: November 17, 2007, 09:35:17 AM
Ti! I won't tell if you don't.
3775  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Poem of English Pronunciation on: November 16, 2007, 10:15:48 PM
I can pronounce it but I certainly can't defend it.

It's a bit fishy, as Shaw would have it.


 Wink
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