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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 20, 2014, 06:27:49 AM
It's fiction, but it feels like it fits:

From an Episode of House MD (S07 Ep13)

"Check your surroundings for safety"!?

Granted, it was from a very strange episode that had multiple layers of lies as the plot, but I can see it eventually happening...



2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The most stupid Windows error? on: October 19, 2014, 04:42:50 PM
I run Vista Home Premium, ...

Every second version of Windows... Darn that meme just keeps on giving!

: )

3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 19, 2014, 01:47:02 PM
I may have found my spirit animal. This raven doesn't say 'Nevermore'.  Grin

That's actually an awesome take on the whole old myths meme - they always show those in subdued polite language. But what if your spirit bird is from New York City?
Grin
4  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 19, 2014, 05:59:50 AM
Actually, this made me look - and I think my system clock was off by a day! I've had my sys clock hidden for months or more. I have no idea how it got off by a day. So I fixed that.

So I should have had it yesterday in the chat room!

But there, is the golden starter pic, a day late!

Per Mouser's suggestion a while back to donate a bit to new members from a few of his membership funds, I just donated a MouserBuck to you dmytron!

5  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 19, 2014, 05:53:53 AM
Funny, because I got the one I wanted! Must be an obscure program feature about timing.

[attachimg=#]

Gentlebeings, start your graphic designs!

smiley
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 19, 2014, 12:52:07 AM

It was a bit hard to search.

Here's an alternate link that worked for at least me.
http://video.plasa.msn.co...nner-with-a-gun/2ym1pckja

Is this the greatest 2nd Amendment exhibit ever?
smiley

And I'm kinda interested in the tech behind it.
What can get shot at and makes musical notes instead of getting pulverized?

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 18, 2014, 04:35:35 PM
Heh sorry Renny, I had to adblock that image - too much random motion that was going to drive me nuts!
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 18, 2014, 04:33:51 PM
Put another way, we somehow tolerate bad engineering when it's "just a computer", but the car companies *have* had about 100 years to "sorta" get their basic old style production in line, especially after the Japanese boot to the head in the 70's.

But with our new urge to super-computerize everything, if you have seven seconds not to commit involuntary child-slaughter to a bus full of fifth graders, suddenly these little gaps become less forgiving!!
ohmy
9  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 18, 2014, 04:29:55 PM
Still on 665 days!?

Am I missing something?


10  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 17, 2014, 09:39:07 PM
Okay gang, because I am too forgetful, I want y'all to keep watch.

We have an epic screenshot moment coming up!

It's late evening as I type this, so depending how the program works, I'll try to do it too. It's 665 days now. Soon to be:
"It is 666 days since the Mayan Apocalypse. You can relax now."

It would rock if it said something extra like "With tender love, Cthulu"

Grin  cheesy
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad blocking add-ons in Pale Moon 25 on: October 17, 2014, 09:30:42 PM
What it means is that unless and until the developers of both Adblock Plus and Adblock Edge decide to officially support Pale Moon, you will not be able to use the official versions of those add-ons and will have to rely the one I linked to, instead.

Well, it's "just" Adblock, not more serious anti-virus software. I already have Adblock 2.1.5 on my copy of Palemoon 24.5, so I guess I will stay here for a while.

Sigh. It used to be "common wisdom" to update early and often. Now it seems like there's way more strange marketing politics going on than the good ol' days of Web 1.0
: (

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 16, 2014, 10:13:17 PM
That might be an important post Seraphim.

Skipping the word "phobia", maybe subconsciously in shows like Star Trek we told ourselves that when the "Big Tech" fails, (transporter, main computer, etc), we have to hope we have at least one lateral outside-the-box thinker around to desperately rig something together so we don't die in 28 minutes.

Not counting actual budget and era issues, their tech was supposed to be a bunch of times better than ours. But are we getting seduced by how clean computer-generated-everything is becoming? Trek TOS is def becoming dated to my cynical eyes, but some of the newer episodes are still watchable. But are we losing a deep message about technology?

13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mind Mapping Software - What are the current top players now? on: October 16, 2014, 09:58:33 PM
Thank you for mentioning this!

A guy by the name of Dave Straker did a whole book about PostIts and problem solving. When I was working at a certain mega-corp's HQ, they were using this combination. Straker's book came out in 1997. I was working with people who routinely used the whiteboard/PostIt combo as early as 1988 - so who knows where it first originated.

And who cares, really? Grin

Well, it's kinda intuitive. White/Black boards, Paper - call them cousins. (On paper, years ago I made a system of pencil and blue pen - pencil can be erased with some effort; the blue pen is "bold" if you really know what you are doing, but it becomes a bad mess if you mess it up too many times!)

If you have a genius layout and do it right, you get a beautiful exhibit, paper lasting longer than the boards. But if you are still thrashing about, and you start getting the layout wrong, it might look cool all "mad scientist", but also definitely crowded and alpha/beta and not ready for production. (Mad scientists always put beta stuff into production! Hehe!)

So if you half draw stuff on a board, and half on stickies that you move around, it makes just fine sense.

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ad blocking add-ons in Pale Moon 25 on: October 16, 2014, 09:53:51 PM

Looks like good info.

But it's complicated. What does that mean in bigger terms?

15  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: You Can Relax Now v1.0 on: October 16, 2014, 12:13:17 PM
Then there's Randall Munroe at xkcd on the subject!
http://xkcd.com/998/
Wink
16  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Idea: grid-based project planner on: October 15, 2014, 07:23:30 PM
Devil's Advocate / Clarification :

What does this app do that can't be done on a generic spreadsheet?

In my once and future lives when I had/will have money, I commission little apps to do strange things I hadn't seen before. But this one sounds like a whole lot of work re-doing what spreadsheets do. If there's three things missing, why not just write a plugin to something like Libre-Office Calc?

A lot of the functions just sound like flipping status columns and re-sorting the data by stuff like "graveyard" and so on.

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 15, 2014, 07:07:08 PM
Do you think I would get more traffic through here if I put a link to here in Silly Humor or are all the people interested in these things already here?

I think there's value in at least trying to separate "interesting stuff" and "silly humor". I for one am prone to silliness attacks! So I'd want the "interesting stuff" to be more straight-man educational, and then "silly humor" is our brilliant take on the various "longest threads" that a few forums do. I am also known for taking a few legit thread posts and re-posting silly one-off spins on them in silly-humor, just to get them out of my head. But I think I value "interesting stuff" more, when I want to actually want to think and explore.

18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SSL broken, again, in POODLE attack on: October 15, 2014, 06:59:18 PM
To fix your browser:
  • Safari users on OSX & iOS: You are pretty much screwed till Apple fixes it for you. Use a different browser.

How do people use different browsers in iOS effectively?

The huge reason I never considered my phone (iPhone) to be a real comp is that while it can do a few fun useful things, it just doesn't do anything that I consider really useful / work.

So I am only a novice at phones, but I've tried to barely keep up on the news. So Apple has made it rather hard to use other browsers than Safari on an iPhone. And despite how ugly Flash is, it does run a few things. So I squeaked by, and got a copy of Photon on my iPhone, that does some sort of "process and pass on" version of Flash.

So, there. That's a different browser. But is it susceptible to this new attack? I have no idea and no idea how to find out. I'm a great test case because I'm sorta smart, and I have first level questions, but these new stories are coming too fast and thick for me to make out.

19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fake for Windows on: October 14, 2014, 06:02:11 PM

Just that provocative names like that annoy me. They could have picked anything to call it, and they had to call it ... fake?!

So are we sure it's not a joke? And if it is, of which kind?

huh
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Program to show total character count in path for filename in a directory list on: October 14, 2014, 06:00:23 PM
Duh.  cnt believe i found it so fast.  In case anyone else needs this.  Download from HERE

Thanks.  If I had not I asked I would not have found.  Murphy's Law  Wink

In the words of my House MD marathon, "your bad question led to your good answer"!
Wink
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: Program to show total character count in path for filename in a directory list on: October 14, 2014, 05:59:14 PM
I can believe it - Wikipedia is up there. If you just save a wiki page, you get something like "Coconuts and the calorie count of their juice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". If you have a file system that already has a lot of characters going, I can see how it bumps over 255. I save my flash-notes in batches, and I've run into it a few times that "X is too long to process".

22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 14, 2014, 05:50:41 PM

Ah, the multiverse, where there are versions of you who are serial killers or bimbos.

Or both!
Thmbsup
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: driveless cars on: October 14, 2014, 05:48:29 PM
And this is all also assuming the cars are "innocent", aka that they are "just cars" doing car-things.

But it's one thing to have software flaws hitting "cute little computers", it's another thing for a hacker to take down an entire freeway full of driverless cars to prove a point "against the man". A 50 car pileup will put 1,000 people out of work for a day in the backup!

Then there's backdoors that the Powers are putting everywhere - "oh look, you're behind in your payment. Now your car won't start. Have fun trying to earn a paycheck to pay us now!"

24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 13, 2014, 06:06:16 PM
Sigh.

Renny's restaurant and Arizona's Snappening just show this modern world is just harder than we thought! Even the old SciFi writers barely predicted stuff like this!

undecided
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DRM in your coffee maker, to stop you from brewing unlicensed coffees on: October 13, 2014, 05:49:45 PM
Damnit, we finally won the DRM war in the music area, and now these same madmen are going to try to attach it to coffee.

BOYCOTT KEURIG! USE ONLY GENUINE AFTERMARKET COFFEE PODS AND POD MACHINES!

I'll echo this - "CRM" - Coffee Rights Management!
undecided
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