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Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 12, 2012, 10:13 AM »
I've bookmarked those Judas Priest videos for the next drinking session (sadly a whole week away).

Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 03:28 AM »
I thought that was the point of the net, all the fun of chatting with friends and none of the evil DUI arrests!   ;D

You can only run down massive egos online. ;)

Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 02:55 AM »
In that general area, yes.  I don't remember the minute/word counts, I'm sure you'll understand. I've had normal reactions from people replying so I've yet to pop my cherry but I've been so-damn-close... which is why I'm petrified. :D

Copy pasted the whole post here, I suspect they won't mind.

TPB is not hosted in -insert country here-, as far as we know. "As far as we know?" you might ask! Yes. TPB is set up in a very special way to make sure that it will stay up. This means that noone really knows exactly where the servers are, but we've made sure to stay out of the United States of Arrogance and some other countries where the governments do not like free speech.

The only box someone could find is the one in the front, that needs to be public. We have multiple of those, scattered like diarrhea around the world. They contain no storage device, no graphics card. Only a network cable, a cpu and memory. Being nice people, we've put small easters egg into each box though, for the hard work put into finding that public machine! Nothing dangerous though, just funny.

Even though this means that TPB can never be pin-pointed to a certain country, the Swedish district attorney Fredrik Ingblad initiated a new investigation into The Pirate Bay back in 2010. Information has been leaked to us every now and then by multiple sources, almost on a regular basis. It's an interesting read. We can certainly understand why WikiLeaks wished to be hosted in Sweden, since so much data leaks there. The reason that we get the leaks is usually that the whistleblowers does not agree with what is going on. Something that the governments should have in mind - even your own people does not agree.

Since our recent move to a .SE domain the investigation has been cranked up a notch. We think that the investigation is interesting considering nothing that TPB does is illegal. Rather we find it interesting that a country like Sweden is being so abused by lobbyists and that this can be kept up. They're using scare tactics, putting pressure on the wrong people, like providers and users. All out of fear from the big country in the west, and with an admiration for their big fancy wallets.

We're staying put where we are. We're going no-where. But we have a message to hollywood, the investigators and the prosecutors: LOL.

Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 02:14 AM »
Another thing that helps, is being able to figure out that the last sentence you typed took 5 minutes. And it was only 10 words

My Monitor Audios are blasting at atleast 40%, but I suspect my neighbors can still hear my laughter!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:50 AM »
I've started to learn how to not click POST during a heavy drinking session
  :o :o :o

BTW, you need to enlighten us how you've achieved this extreme level of zen. People who don't drink will NOT understand. :D

Living Room / Re: URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:44 AM »
I KNOW, it's like nobody scares me as much as I fzzzzz scare myself!

In all seriousness, we need a "log me out for x hours with no way to sign in" mod.

Living Room / URGENT Board Mod Request: Sobriety Mod
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:30 AM »
User enables the "input module" just as (s)he is about to start drinking and chooses all possible drinks he may consume from a dropdown list.
The forum software now presents the user with (largeish) colorful buttons that represent different serving sizes for the chosen drinks so the user only has to be coherent enough to left-click the buttons as the drinking session progresses.
The forum software calculates the sobreity level and indicates it in the sidebar for everyone to see, starting from "You can talk to him" to "Just drunk enough to be manipulative, don't be taken in" to "Troll mode activated: ignore the bastard".  

Ways to prevent drunk abuse to the board:
The forum logs the user out automatically after a certain level is achieved.
Capchas and complicated calcluations to be performed in order to post.
The post button starts jumping around, so only those who can successfully click on it can post.
The buttons get progressively more vibrant and larger, eventually occupying the entire screen, so the user really has no way to post.

As you can see, I've put some serious thought into this. More suggestions are obviously welcome...

And you aren't really suggesting that malware is OK so long as it doesn't cause any harmful side effects, are you?

I'm saying most people who pirate don't care. Your speech may be rousing but the theater's empty.  :P

Fair enough, but those "risks" are not seen as such by most pirates. It doesn't matter how many times and with what intention they're pointed out. In my experience, pirates will pirate while they can. But maybe you're had some luck in converting some people?

On the flip side, you may come across as someone who's trying to spread FUD, when all you're really trying to do is raise awareness.

@db, it is estimated around half the PCs in the world use pirated software.

If that pirated software doesn't bring the PCs it's on to a halt, doesn't have any other noticeable side-effects (like guzzling bandwidth), do you believe that the people who pirate care enough about what may or may not be happening under the hood, to go out and spend hard cash for something that they're currently getting for free?  

You used that as an appeal for people to stop pirating. I don't doubt you were sincere about the facts, but IMHO, you were saying what's been said a thousand times before and hasn't worked.

Do you realize how much malware gets bundled with pirated software? It is where most of it comes from, arguably. This isn't a theory, this is a fact. I've analyzed a considerable amount of it myself in prior jobs. The software appears to be fine, installs fine, but you get a little extra, totally hidden, present along with it. THAT is what piracy is today.

Must be some reeeeal sneaky low-level shit, just sitting there... biding its time. Or else most home PCs in the third world would have ground to a halt by now. ;)

Living Room / Re: Lets Spice Things Up!
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:05 PM »
Not very long now, Stephen...
Old Spice.
grannies singing.JPG

Quite likely, since I'm currently running 53 extensions.:)
I'll try and narrow down the culprit when I get some time.

I have since moved on to the more versatile and configurable Find Toolbar Tweaks v3.0:

The keyboard shortcut for "find next" (F3) doesn't work for Find Toolbar Tweaks in later FF versions...  :(

I switched to Findbar Tweak which has some nice features, but it messed up the layout on some pages.

lol nm! I wish you luck... transitioning to Linux is something I've pondered about myself but it never seemed worth it. TBH, I'm curious to see where this goes, though the cynic in me already knows. :)

I'm going to bitch about Linux for a few days and go back to Windows (which I never really left).

My suggestion is: if you start something and ruffle feathers over it, it bloody well makes sense to see it through and put it behind you!


and by the way i think the whole "i'll use your cpu coz ur not as smart as me"  thing stinks.

I don't get it - what % of DC members really replied to this post and were in opposition to ads? 5-6 ppl?? Most ppl honestly don't give a fuck coz they can just block ads or whatever they don't care to see... I have my views about the whole donation model and stuff and I initially felt mouser was getting the lion's share of the revenue but guess what ... I also realized after spending considerable time here that this person completely devotes himself to this site is fucking passionate about it and completely deserves to make all the $$$ he can. This is why an asocial (bordering on antisocial) personality was convinced to donate to this site.

The only problem I have with mr. m is that he waffles and asks questions about stuff he really wants to do and seeks permission where he really doesn't need it.

I'm completely drunk so this post doesn't really count lol. low in caution high in honesty.

#i'll regret this later

Kate Russell [BBC Click] was brave enough to wade through Google's ToS.

ToS quotes she picked up: 

We may use the name you provide for your Google Profile across all of the services we offer that require a Google Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Google Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services.

If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Google Profile information, such as your name and photo

after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

What I Learned from Reading Google's TOS - []

I don't know how many Winorganizer users are still around. Very few, if any, I'm guessing. I've tried to move away from it since it's been all but abandoned and have tried several other programs. Some of them have a feature or two to beat Winorganizer but overall, they always fall short.

One feature that some of the newer programs have and that I really miss in Winorganizer is live search results (find as you type).

I've put together a hack to supercharge Winorganizer's search into live search. Some of the code is my own and some of it is straight-up nicked from the interwebs. :)

The end result seems to work fine on my (XP) system. It seems harmless enough to me as far as unwarranted side-effects are concerned and consumes next to no resources. But, as a complete novice who only dabbles with AHK every year or so, I think it's appropriate that I share it with a USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - REALLY NOT MY PROBLEM kind of disclaimer.  :P

If someone who actually knows AHK wants to refine the code, that'd be great.

tl;dr - AHK hack to convert Winorganizer search into live search, use at you own risk.

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1.                 WinWait, ahk_class TfrmFind
  2.                 IfWinActive, ahk_class TfrmFind
  3.                 {       TClick = 0
  4.                         SetTimer Stroke, 1
  5.                 }      
  7. Stroke:
  8. ;Based on code from
  9.         If (A_TimeIdlePhysical > 30 or A_TickCount-TClick < 125)
  10.         Return
  11.         MouseGetPos mX, mY
  13.         If (mX0 = mX && mY0 = mY)
  14.         {
  15.                 TClick := A_TickCount
  16.                 LiveSearch()
  17.         }
  18.         Else
  19.         mX0 := mX, mY0 := mY
  20.         Return
  23. LiveSearch()
  24. {       ControlGetText, MyOutputVar, TdxPickEdit1 , Find text in file
  25.         StringLen, MyStrLen, MyOutputVar
  26.         if MyStrLen > 0
  27.         ControlSend, Find, {Enter}, Find text in file
  28.         Return 
  29. }

General Software Discussion / Re: uTorrent alternatives?
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:16 AM »
I'm surprised. I'm using their latest stable version (3.1.2 build 26746) and can't see a single plus button or nag. Just uninstall what you have and download the latest stable release from their site.

[Edit: I see they've moved on to build 26773, I'm updating now... will post back if it's gone rogue.

Updated, can't see any plus buttons here either... ]

General Software Discussion / Re: uTorrent alternatives?
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:53 PM »
How about using Utorrent Free, the no-whizz-bang alternative?  :P

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