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801  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Geek fun: If famous authors wrote JavaScript on: July 10, 2013, 10:36:24 AM

So if you stuck them all in a room, Seven Writers In Search of an Algorithm, you'd get something like this?

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"So whence it came that it became time to teach the maths, and no Russian Farmer's Child Methods would work, then if you honor, nay worship the Mouser, and have recorded all his fabulossical writings, you would have discerned and divined, the post whereupon he gave his approximate age by elucidating the facts of how long it had been, oh so very long, since ...

Since he was in that tortuous Kafka-esque prison called college, and within that factoid was a number. So if you take that number, which he thus had provided for good and earnest measure, and cross reference it with the square root of your own forum post number, you will have ...

Aw hell with it. We are going to factorial something. But since Fermat was busy and the only known professional Fermat Contacting Medium was busy, the method to factorial is too long to fit into this post, for it is filled with tigers instead, and only the lord and dead Colosseum victims know that Tygers burn bright, and fill the room ...

The end.
802  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge! on: July 09, 2013, 07:51:37 AM
it's french fries and potato chips I long for . . .

Actually, one interesting tip is that if you have to have something, do potato chips (sparingly!) instead of the french fries. That's because an order of fries gets big, fast. It feels like part of meal entry.

As long as you carefully have your main meal first, a few potato chips deals with that "oily-salty" craving without quite as bad of a pound gain-age. I can get two-three servings out of a small can of Pringles!

803  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 07, 2013, 01:03:12 AM
Well this one is inspired by the Recipe thread but it belongs here:

"Recipe for Cooked Rat."

It was from a SciFi Dystopia story. (Recipe Paraphrased)

Ingredients:
1 Rat
tablespoon of salt

1. Cook rat twice, to ensure all parts are free of bacteria.
2. Add salt.

Serves three.

804  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 06, 2013, 06:08:04 PM
Why don't they follow the plot of a third rate tv movie and give a hundred grand to a sniper team and pick him off?

There's a reason why those are third rate tv movies.

Maybe, but I get the feeling that it would play out like that if it were a Russian whistle-blower. Just look at Alexander Solzhenitsyn's remarks about the bad old Gulag days. One tiny comment could get you "disappeared".

Instead it looks like we're tip-toeing all around this.

805  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 06, 2013, 11:03:35 AM

There's still something wrong with this whole story. All of it. It's something to do with "too much noise". Why don't they follow the plot of a third rate tv movie and give a hundred grand to a sniper team and pick him off? Who cares if he's in another country? A lot of us are cynical - these guys perjure to Congress, but now they're acting like the rules matter?!
806  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 06, 2013, 07:54:48 AM

Here's an interesting article which lists several countries that Snowden applied to for asylum. A lot of them are using a nasty trick where "you must be inside our border to apply for Asylum". (Aka haha, we'll deport you first!)

http://edition.cnn.com/20...itics/nsa-leak/index.html

807  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 03, 2013, 11:18:52 PM
...
You're probably right ... But it just infuriates me that people can't get together and behind this thing and force the government to blink. WTF is it gonna take to get people off their asses?!? Christ we had more outrage expressed in the MSM when Janet Jackson's titty popped out FFS.

If the overlords can't be made to blink now, with something this mind-blowingly blatant...they're never going to. We might as well pack up the flag -- I'm sure they'll be making a new one soon anyhow ... Something with more red, and a scepter. -- and leave.

But exactly how do we make them blink? They're pretty close to a lockdown.
808  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 03, 2013, 11:17:04 PM
I wonder who he's got advising him? Surely he can't just be doing this all alone and guessing.

But it's interesting if you rule out Russia and China and most of the Euro bloc the options get a bit thin.

809  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 signs you may have OCD on: July 03, 2013, 01:19:21 AM
There's also a "chart" where "obsessive" is on one axis, but on the other is "importance". You don't hear people complain that bridge engineers are "OCD"!! No, if they study a design prototype-mockup in great, lavish detail, first doing some math, then measuring structural angles, simulating wind, and tons more, you basically leave them alone/help if needed and say "great job!"

And then on the recreational side, when a finished result is presented, and it's *good*, everyone cheers. "Dabbling" is notoriously slammed in recreational projects.

It's only when it's external stuff that gets "super-managed" that people think it's a problem. But the little quirks are all wrapped up in the rest of you.

So what do they want? Chuck the TV show did a great ongoing parody of all this - Ryan McPartlin's "Captain Awesome". Never a line mis-spoken, in near perfect physical shape, etc.

810  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How Google is Killing Honest (Organic) Search on: July 03, 2013, 01:09:44 AM

Well, I never use "regular seach" anymore, ever. But let's narrow down that vague phrase "good results". What exactly is a good result?

1. Wikipedia and IMDB
If I am having a TV/Movie night, then these two sites are all I want to mix and match "name that actor" and "tell me some of the production backstory and the budget vs. revenue ratio". So why bother using Google at all? I have them both as engines in Firefox.

The rest of the points revolve around Advanced Search. If I want to look up a "red box", I don't want "(other) boxes and (other) red things". In my worst grouchy days I consider "regular search" as the inside joke for computer novices.

2. "Include all these words and/or Exact Phrase". So what is a "good result"? You have to spend a minute with yourself and ask "what category of result am I looking for?" If you just put "Japanese" into a search, you get everything from the language to people to electronics. So if what you really mean is a Japanese food restaurant, then put that in and your location.

If you're looking for high grade computer advice, then put in a phrase for Exact Phrase as well as some other words. That's because sales pages can't (normally!) have sane ad copy that includes something like "your settings" in a restaurant review.

3. "Do Not Include". So the SEO guys are made sure that H I J K and L show up first when you really want A B and C. But you don't want to spend all day writing search queries. So look at the junk results and find a word common to the worst offender. So if I want to put a search for "Phoenix" into the web, I'd stick "Do Not Include Arizona" into there.

811  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 52K-word sample of my sci-fi ebook, due on Amazon and B&N in September on: July 02, 2013, 12:11:32 PM
Me = 7.  : )

812  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wave? Good-bye! on: July 02, 2013, 12:08:32 PM
Getting serious for a min,

We're uncovering an unstated principle of "innovative". Apparently it's NOT enough to be "innovative". But that the innovation must also be "useful".

It's a variant on the old "Pure vs Applied Sciences" argument. I *totally* bet that Google invented some new "technologies" to make Wave.

But we *didn't like it*, so "who cares what they invented, it died in the marketplace".

In some ways, that's a problem.

813  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 52K-word sample of my sci-fi ebook, due on Amazon and B&N in September on: July 02, 2013, 07:38:20 AM
Actually I think what I'm gonna do is slow down and just release every three chapters. At that rate, we'll have about 4 or 5 more uploads, probably spaced at least a week apart.

So, about 6 chapters every two weeks!? That's a pretty fast clip! "Optimistically speaking" that's about the schedule I'd review it at if I can focus. : )

814  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 52K-word sample of my sci-fi ebook, due on Amazon and B&N in September on: July 02, 2013, 06:56:47 AM
Yeah, I've been thinking this too. I'm gonna start releasing whenever two chapters are written, instead of one.

Make sure you bump the version number!
tongue
815  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 02, 2013, 06:55:47 AM
State of Education in Florida:
http://www.firstcoastnews...story.aspx?storyid=318442

Cool
816  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows "Blue" on: July 02, 2013, 06:19:39 AM
Fix Windows 8 and remove most of the unnecessary annoyances = Windows 7 (for a desktop PC without touch screen)

Well, another article has come out about Blue, and they're doing ... uh... Stuff to it.

http://hothardware.com/Re...-It-Get-Windows-81-Right/

It look like they keep fiddling with those Program Tiles. Except why can no one realize how incredibly much space that those take up? And look at the categories:
"Health and Fitness"? "Chat and Browse"?

Granted I am due for a cleanup again, but I have 120 items in my start menu and another 30 in an "App Links" folder. So No Tiles for me.

817  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 02, 2013, 05:51:59 AM

I don't think so, I couldn't get it either. I'm betting they moved it!

Try this copy from the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

http://hosted.ap.org/dyna...HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

818  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft ending TechNet subscription activations effective august 2013 on: July 02, 2013, 05:44:14 AM
(Cue I'm Not Worthy) Who's the picture of?
819  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 52K-word sample of my sci-fi ebook, due on Amazon and B&N in September on: July 02, 2013, 05:41:17 AM
And please, some other readers join in the discussion - if it's just Perry and I then before long you'll have koalas swinging from stalactites and platypus foraging in the river, (trust me, it will happen - just look what happened when I mentioned anus)  Wink

I'll try to jump into this sometime in the next ice age! I happened to notice the word count is going up!

With the incidental passage of time it looks like some progress has been made already, so I'll put it on my things to grind into getting done!

820  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 02, 2013, 05:39:48 AM
And please, some other readers join in the discussion - if it's just Perry and I then before long you'll have koalas swinging from stalactites and platypus foraging in the river, (trust me, it will happen - just look what happened when I mentioned anus)  Wink

Obligatory:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BoVSGj_aO0

Cool

821  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Prism Break on: June 30, 2013, 03:16:32 PM
Speaking of Breaking Prism, someone broke it some more:

From Slashdot's summary:
"Lots of new program names, flowcharts, and detail in four previously unreleased PRISM slides published by the WA Post today."
http://www.washingtonpost...ism-collection-documents/

(Sarcasm) "This continues to be complete photoshopped lies" and/or "this is not important enough for Pres. Obama to care about." - Spin team.
822  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to choose email address without using your name? on: June 29, 2013, 05:30:07 PM
I was wondering what you guys would do if you had to choose an email address without using your name?  But you also want it to be business friendly, adult friendly, resume friendly, etc.  I've been using my superboy thing since a teenager, and i want a new one.  I don't want to use my name, so I was just wondering how you guys think through it.  

A big problem is it's not easy to be "Resume Friendly" without using your name. But I created a *different version* of my name for an email that is only used for job networking, so it's cordoned off from the regular family emails. All the job websites create a whole lot of spam of their own!!

The problem is darn near anything else looks like spam no-thanks to spammers Sad

It's not unrelated to the LinkedIn problem of names.

What I ended up doing was that my regular name pulls almost nothing on a web search, and all my hobby posts like this are under screen handles, and it's a "small barrier" so that a bored HR rep doesn't get 5000 web posts on a web search for my name!!



823  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor 4.5 Beta - Request for testers on: June 29, 2013, 03:51:31 AM
Okay, by now "PrintScreen" does seem to "softly" activate it, with a window open, so that I can grab menus off software before they close!

I'll see if it does that for all of the programs I use.



824  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: June 28, 2013, 03:17:04 PM
The next move is very important.  He's right now in a limbo sort of state as Russia won't go after him.  The next place might not be so forgiving.  This isn't the first time this has happened, i.e. political refugee stuck in an airport.

Snowden did a classic castling move when he left the US.

Washington's has the next move - right after this short break. Cool
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Hehe unless going to Hong Kong was Castling, then going to Russia is Kh1 getting out of the line of check on the dark diagonal? Russia knows a thing or two about chess!
cheesy

But he can't stay there *forever*, so he needs a good solidifying move. Who will jump into the game?

And I'm missing some of the necessary news stories in the process to equate to the moves. And who are the other pieces on Snowden's side?
825  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10 signs you may have OCD on: June 28, 2013, 03:13:26 PM
Well at least it's nice to know whatever psychological issues I may have, OCD isn't one of them.

I didn't even get one telltale out of the ten listed. (I feel so left out right now!)  tongue

 Grin

Why is there only one red plaid shirt?   Wink
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