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2551  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Reach Into Transparent Computer, Grab Content on: March 12, 2013, 10:24:00 AM
It sort of reminds me of the interface on Minority Report, which was a concept that I loved.
2552  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Developer Discussions on: March 12, 2013, 09:55:10 AM
Just a question- I've noticed the incidents of developer discussions here wane.  There's a topic here and there- but mostly tangentially related to development.  Nothing to really sink the teeth into from a development perspective.  I know we have a wide variety of platforms and languages represented, but I really do miss that.  I guess for answers I tend to go to SO- which is good for Q&A.  But sometimes you want more than just the answer, and that's one of the things I've loved about DoCo is the number of smart people here that can discuss these kinds of topics in a civilized manner.

Has anyone else noticed this and/or missed this?
2553  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Linked In... too linked in? on: March 12, 2013, 09:29:12 AM
I keep my personal and professional profiles/lives separate.  It's a pretty artificial demarcation, and I know that with effort someone can cross the streams.  But that effort is the point.

On linked in, I have a profile.  I've never linked it with one of my personal profiles, I've never availed myself of the search your contact list (which I think is a bad way to get a list of contacts for a professional profile in any case, but oh well), and use my professional e-mail.  Up until recently, its been fine.

But over the last few days/weeks, I've noticed contacts from my personal life coming up on the you may know this person.  The creepier thing about it is that some of them I haven't corresponded with in literally years.  So the only place that this could have come from is my e-mail.  That I've never given them the password to.

Something is rotten.  Very rotten.  And I'd drop linked in- other than the fact that I do legitimately use it for business contacts.

Why can't companies just stick to doing things well rather than trying to play underhanded tactics?
2554  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Have list of URLs, and, in Chrome, manually load one, then next, etc. on: March 12, 2013, 09:19:10 AM
There is an add-in that does roughly the same in Firefox, called Flem.  But at present I prefer using Chrome.

Have you tried contacting the add-in author?  Sometimes they're open to porting it; they just might not initially see the need.
2555  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 12, 2013, 09:17:30 AM
Movies with Sean Connery are practically all in the same league as the Clint Eastwood movies.

Highlander 2: The Sickening.  There should have been only one!
2556  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glasses BANNED! on: March 11, 2013, 09:19:07 PM
To take the devil's advocate stance here- so we're banning things based on what others *might* do with them?  That seems a bit draconian...

  You mean like banning guns and accessories?

That was the (thinly veiled) point.  Thanks.  Thmbsup 

But to continue, the same people saying that there out to be more bans are the same people saying that there shouldn't be controls on guns.  Hmm...
2557  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 11, 2013, 06:41:51 PM
That is a good one.  Thmbsup  I'd add Serenity to that list also, and Westworld.
2558  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glasses BANNED! on: March 11, 2013, 12:13:50 PM
I wasn't talking that specifically but the other comments, but going even into that specific case- what happens when it gets into being used to account for handicaps... you're going to have a hard time with that argument.
2559  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 11, 2013, 09:32:31 AM
Oh yeah... I love the westerns.  That's why I included the few I did in my list- they're on the short list of the modern western bringing things back!  If I actually went back that far and started naming westerns, I'd be naming them for a while!

As for "Sniper", I really liked that when I first saw it, but I'm not sure that I'd like it if I saw it again. I think I've changed a lot, and that would colour my view of it.

I wouldn't doubt it.  It's from a time when regime change and control of foreign countries was something that if not to be proud about, wasn't something to totally deny in Hollywood.  The targets are bad people... but who judges that outside of the rule of law?

I think a lot of old movies suffer from that syndrome.  But I love Berenger and Billy Zane.

But along those lines (and on the other side) I'd recommend Best Seller.  I think you'd love that Ren.
2560  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Half of our users block ads. Now what?" on: March 11, 2013, 09:27:44 AM
That's just it (responding to the spoiler).  You don't pay for TV- it's broadcast.  And what is the rule about anything that you don't pay for?
2561  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 11, 2013, 08:06:43 AM
Strange Days is one that you really like, or you don't

Liked it. Kiss  The story was good. But Juliette Lewis's performance as his drug fueled rock star ex-girlfriend was amazing. Forget the legs - which are very nice btw. This lady can sing! Thought I was watching a cross between Tina Turner and Gracie Slick watching that scene. Oh yeah!
 Grin

Oh, totally agree with you.  There wasn't a performance that surprised me as much until I saw Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.
2562  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Half of our users block ads. Now what?" on: March 11, 2013, 12:35:46 AM
2. Re: The "entitlement" claim, most of TV was offered for free via ad revenue for decades, so it's not quite fair to suddenly decide that "it's different on the internet" and that a former TV viewer, now an online article viewer, suddenly became "entitled".

It's actually not different on the internet.  TV is having a hard time with DVRs and such that effectively are Ad-Blockers.  Adapt or die.
2563  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 10, 2013, 10:59:38 PM
@Wraith - good stuff! And you've got Dark City - one of my favorite sleeper sci-fi flicks!

I love it when they bring that film noir look to sci-fi like they did in The Thirteenth Floor. Which is also highly recommended.

Looking up those two that you'd recommended, I came upon two others that I'd forgotten that I don't think are mentioned:

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Both of those are real sleepers, and Strange Days is one that you really like, or you don't.  I don't think there's an in between on that one.
2564  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glasses BANNED! on: March 10, 2013, 10:41:48 PM
Please allow wraith to introduce himself, he's a man of wealth and taste~!

Glad someone chimed in with that Grin
2565  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glasses BANNED! on: March 10, 2013, 09:20:26 PM
So... continuing to be Mephistopheles smiley

These glasses have applications and implications far outside of being a simple device of entertainment, even if not in that particular form.  So what happens then?
2566  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Glasses BANNED! on: March 10, 2013, 08:39:22 PM
To take the devil's advocate stance here- so we're banning things based on what others *might* do with them?  That seems a bit draconian...
2567  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 10, 2013, 03:17:54 PM
Ooh... two more.  Didn't even know that I'd like them so much, but they are great movies.

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2568  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies? on: March 10, 2013, 03:09:41 PM
Don't know how I missed this before!  I'm a big movie aficionado.  A lot of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I still have a few to add.

Just going with the non-mainstream/old ones here...

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2569  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Emperor's New Clothes Kickstarter on: March 10, 2013, 12:43:18 PM
More information. 

http://gamesalute.com/gam...ces-emperors-new-clothes/

I ... still don't get it.  I mean, I get that it is exactly what I thought it was- a meta-kickstarter to poke fun at kickstarter.  But ... the money is real.  I guess I just don't make enough money to play with it like that.
2570  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SimCity - EA shows us all how to ruin a landmark game with DRM. on: March 10, 2013, 12:25:33 PM
As much as I love Gog... their lineup of games is somewhat limited. smiley  As a gamer, I choose to deal with Steam on some terms... i.e. if a game has other DRM on steam, I won't use it.  And steam has somewhat of an upside to me.  I no longer have a huge collection of boxes to things that I will never install again, and I can delete stuff from my HD without worrying about where it is. smiley
2571  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: "Half of our users block ads. Now what?" on: March 10, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
Truthfully, and I think I'm not alone, I have no problems with ads on most sites.  However, bad people use them to do bad things- both to distribute malware, and to put obtrusive things before you that use flash, flashing graphics, and other things that make you want to burn your eyes out.  So I run one.  And I'm too lazy to whitelist.  Sometimes I do if there is an appeal.  But most times I just don't pay attention.

Until the advertisers solve the problems with the bad ads on networks, and make people really not care, this won't change.  But to get to that point, they have to stop trying to affect the numbers for one thing, and that will never happen.

And 40 effective summarizes why this approach of gaining revenue doesn't work well, so I'll stop rambling now. smiley
2572  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Chrome + DoCo on: March 09, 2013, 11:26:04 PM
I don't have that problem- been running chrome on DoCo for a while.  So it's something else other than just the browser.
2573  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SimCity - EA shows us all how to ruin a landmark game with DRM. on: March 09, 2013, 10:34:01 PM
Steam is actually quite decent. I thoroughly enjoy it.

This.  But to each his own, I guess.  No matter how much I don't like the way that some companies treat their customers, I've grown to the point that the more effective way to protest/combat it is to choose not to play rather than play someone's work for free.  That's a personal decision... but one I feel better about.
2574  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Emperor's New Clothes Kickstarter on: March 09, 2013, 06:25:31 PM
^ That's a possibility- you can cancel your pledge.  But even without that, there's a large amount of money pledged.  It just seems strange.  I mean, I wouldn't even waste $1 on this, unless I knew it was for a purpose.  And other than the tongue in cheek promotion, there doesn't appear to be any indication that it is.
2575  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / This is my brain on Kickstarter on: March 09, 2013, 04:47:55 PM
Even though I haven't kept up with the articles (mostly because it seemed that there wasn't a lot of interest), I'm still an avid visitor to Kickstarter.  Through it I've found some really cool stuff that might not have been funded otherwise.  And I have a pretty good track record in things that I've contributed to actually delivering.

I found an article on The New York Times blogs entitled This Is My Brain on Kickstarter.  It's a good article, and he says a lot of the things that I've been thinking for a while better than I could have.

I back things that I want for the most part, though some I back just because they're good ideas as he says in the article.  But more than anything, I want to be on the other side one day, and its a very interesting process to watch until that day.
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