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2551  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Outing the Internet's worst troll. on: October 14, 2012, 11:38:51 AM
In my home state it might not be that easy unless you could show it affected the person's ability to perform their job.

Is your state an exception to the At-Will employment laws?  It says he's in Texas, so he's pretty much screwed.
2552  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Outing the Internet's worst troll. on: October 14, 2012, 10:44:50 AM
But the thing about this 'outing' (not saying whether bad or good) is that if he works for a financial services company, and someone truly outed him (i.e. said Michael Brutsch if XX company), he'd most likely lose his job.  Its happened before...
2553  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How Many Planets Are There? on: October 13, 2012, 10:30:27 PM
By my definition, 10.  Pluto and his lil bro count.   Wink  Cool

I'm with you.
2554  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kids E-Book Ideas? on: October 13, 2012, 10:29:37 PM
I will say, that the thing I like more about the kindle as compared to the nook is that your account supports anything you send to it, so you don't have the whole syncing thing to get non-kindle books on it.  That said, like you said it doesn't support epub and the Nook does.  Calibre is apparently good enough to make up for that, though I've never used it with my daughter's Nook.
2555  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Six Strikes Plan - U.S. on: October 12, 2012, 07:24:51 PM
That link is there too... not a big deal, but just wanted to point you to the discussion.
2556  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Six Strikes Plan - U.S. on: October 12, 2012, 04:56:28 PM
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=32504.0
2557  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Track My Stuff! on: October 12, 2012, 02:37:14 PM
i know we're off topic (in my own topic to boot!), but have you played with Clojure at all?  That's what I'd planned to learn functional programming in, but knowing a bit of Java already was what made me sit up and take notice of your link, and I wondered if you had any opinions on the merits of the two.
2558  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Track My Stuff! on: October 12, 2012, 02:19:50 PM
Also, it would be a chance to do something simple in Play2 and Scala to get familiar with the stuff

Ooh... thanks for that!  I'm going to have to figure out something *else* to build to try those out! Grin
2559  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 12:40:26 PM
And TechSupportAlert has a list of several of them: http://www.techsupportale...isk-catalog-organizer.htm
2560  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Bead Designer on: October 12, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
Do you have a roadmap for what features you're going to include?  Just asking b/c I know my daughter loves doing this, and as you said, she uses graph paper and colored pencils right now.
2561  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: October 12, 2012, 11:44:12 AM
you could also try the compatibility mode settings
2562  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Track My Stuff! on: October 12, 2012, 07:58:36 AM
I personally think TaoPhoenix has a pretty useful insight, and it is one I've subnconsciously followed for all of my apps as well.

It's not that... it just seems a bit premature.  After all, I've only posted an initial precis, and it wasn't really a suggestion like hey maybe you could put this in there to make it more useful or anything like that.  Don't know... just struck me in the wrong way at the time.  Not a big deal, and like I said, most of my apps are created at that intersection of useful for me and useful for learning something/honing skills, and this falls at that intersection.
2563  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Bead Designer on: October 12, 2012, 07:54:33 AM
That looks cool!  And I agree that when (not if!) you finish, you should seek an OEM deal smiley
2564  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: NANY 2013 Pledge: Track My Stuff! on: October 11, 2012, 08:21:11 PM
^ That sounds rather... premature.  And a bit negative.  But, we'll see.
2565  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: And so it begins.. NANY 2013 on: October 11, 2012, 05:36:47 PM
Well, I figured almost meant 'I could do it now' smiley
2566  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / NANY 2013 Withdrawn: Track My Stuff! on: October 11, 2012, 05:36:07 PM
NANY 2013 Entry Information

Application NameTrack My Stuff!
Short DescriptionTrack your items and who you lent them to.
Supported OSesWindows XP/Vista/7
Setup FileTBA
DescriptionI have a lot of xbox games because I don't trade them in because I play sporadically.  So when my son's friends come over, they want to borrow games.  I don't mind- but I also don't play enough to notice when they haven't returned them.  This was my solution.
FeaturesTracks your items, and who currently has them.  Customizable description fields, and image of item.
ScreenshotsComing Soon
InstallationWith .NET 4.0 installed, unzip application to location and run.
UninstallingDelete application install location.
NotesRequires .NET 4.0.

I had to cancel this last year... but I will make it this year!
2567  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DOTCOM saga - updates on: October 11, 2012, 02:39:20 PM
You suggest that "...but this was most likely a civil seizure..." but if that is the case, then I do not understand why the police/FBI/SS etc . were so heavily involved with the police and SS (GCSB) in NZ.
As far as I was aware, in any civil actions in NZ, the police would not normally get involved - only if a crime had been committed.

The civil seizure is not predicated by a criminal procedure.  However, the two are related, i.e. they seized him based upon criminal proceedings.  During the criminal seizure of his person, they also seized his assets based on civil forfeiture rules, so that this part would not be based on the criminal proceedings.  This is usually used in the case of drug lords and such, as they deal in cash and other assets with ready liquidity and as such if immediate seizure and forfeiture is not enacted, there might be nothing to enact it against.
2568  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Testers Wanted for my Game(s) - Asteroid Destroyer on: October 11, 2012, 10:56:19 AM
Congrats!  Thmbsup
2569  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DOTCOM saga - updates on: October 11, 2012, 10:37:44 AM
Confuzzling. The US judiciary apparently want Dotcom extradited because they cannot put him on trial until he is in the US.
However, it seemed to me that they had already established his guilt in something, having effectively somehow already charged and tried him in his absence - otherwise why sequester all his personal and business assets as they would do for a confirmed criminal?

There are two types of seizure - criminal and civil.  Criminal is what you refer to, but this was most likely a civil seizure (most likely because most these days are, and the requirements place the onus on the claimant, not the authorities).

A good explanation of asset forfeiture lawsw

HR 1658

Overview of Current US Forfeiture Processes (.pdf courtesy of UNAFEI)
2570  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 20 famous corporate logos that hide secret messages on: October 11, 2012, 10:16:06 AM
Oh, it's just that I don't like to download stuff other than very deliberately, and especially not pdfs, and usually only if its something that I'm going to keep.  I think there are several others like that, so I googled it and found the original article smiley
2571  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Steam set to become app store on: October 11, 2012, 08:10:29 AM
I'm curious whether they will make the software sold via steam able to run without running steam. If not, you're buying software that you can only rely on when you have access to a connection, which is inadequate imo.

Have you tried this recently?  I have three of my computers (XP desktop, W7 Laptop, Macbook) set to offline, and I haven't had any problems with this on any of them...
2572  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 20 famous corporate logos that hide secret messages on: October 11, 2012, 12:15:17 AM
Seems to be from MSN for those of us that like credits and/or websites instead of PDFs smiley
2573  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Major ISPs to implement "Six strike" rule on: October 10, 2012, 06:46:10 PM
Send a message to the ISPs about backing down from the rule:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/six_strikes/
2574  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Major ISPs to implement "Six strike" rule on: October 10, 2012, 07:39:02 AM
So, how do people have their connections set up for VPN?  Connection sharing through a central computer?  Or some other setup?
2575  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Dishonored for $45 on: October 09, 2012, 11:30:22 PM
That resale case lurking in the Supreme Court might bear on this too. The price of a game used to also factor that used copies were beginning to show up.

That wouldn't really have any effect on PC game sales.  You don't really see PC games used.
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