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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in on: August 28, 2012, 02:07:52 PM
I usually just skim the applelovin' threads  embarassed, so apologies if this has been posted before...

I think it's rather ironic and fitting for this one.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU</a>

"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas..." - Steve Jobs.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: August 28, 2012, 02:00:48 PM
I've picked up Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead once again. I'd abandoned it years back, I remember it being interesting but a similar scenario played out in the story once too often and I lost patience. Hope to complete it this time... (once I get through all those missed Breaking Bad episodes.  Grin)
103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New iPad owner. Please suggest Apps. on: August 28, 2012, 11:52:26 AM
Just want to back ecaradec up on the Tweetbot recco. What an amazing app!  Thmbsup
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tech support — why bother? on: August 26, 2012, 10:32:44 AM
Wow!  smiley
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: August 26, 2012, 06:30:01 AM
Y so sad? Sad

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106  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dropbox now has 2-step verification on: August 26, 2012, 06:10:23 AM
Experimental builds which support 2-step verification are available here.
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Dropbox now has 2-step verification on: August 26, 2012, 05:16:56 AM
How to Secure your Dropbox Account with 2-Step Verification | Labnol.org

Yay!  Kiss

108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple v Samsung Verdict is in on: August 25, 2012, 03:26:22 AM
Donationcoder.com  Grin
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Weather revisited on: August 24, 2012, 07:15:12 AM
Another one: wetter.com
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Amazon.com toastabag on: August 23, 2012, 11:51:05 AM
Sorry, my posts are seldom crisper. <- Cheesy, I know.

111  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Simplifying Your Computer on: August 23, 2012, 05:32:11 AM
+1 for a clean install. Back it up later using a drive imaging program. Try whatever programs you want to and when you find the system slowing down just restore the 'clean' image and install only those new programs that you found genuinely useful since you saved the system state. I've been running the same XP install since 2005 using this method and even after several hardware changes (including a couple of full system upgrades - guess I got lucky  Cry ) the PC is blazing fast.
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Amazon.com toastabag on: August 23, 2012, 05:05:25 AM
Love it! Sounds like the perfect compromise between a regular toaster (toasts going cold while you make the sw) and these babies [attachimg=#] -> PITA to clean up, as Tom mentioned. I find the taste a bit different too with these enclosed toasters... not exactly to my liking.

Now do this: say 'toast' 25 times, as fast as you can, click the spoiler immediately after and answer the question without hesitating. smiley

113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Social Networking explained via Groundhog Day on: August 23, 2012, 04:27:14 AM
Wraith, make the same post everyday. Drive everyone nuts.  Grin
114  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Help me think of a small ipad app idea to code on: August 22, 2012, 11:23:25 AM
+1 for the DC forum (generic SMF access) app, though I'm not sure if it was suggested in jest.

Safari won't let you upload images or any other files to the forum, so anyone using an iPad can't fully participate unless he's using a jailbroken device with a 3rd party plugin or one of those full-fledged forum apps that have a list of forums they support and need each forum admin to do some tweaking/installing before the app works there. They also have a very different forum interface than the one we're used to.
So basically, a regular browser framework with the added ability to upload files.
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XKCD makes online ratings easy to understand on: August 22, 2012, 10:29:22 AM
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I do not get Bollywood movies at all. The massive choreography and singing and dancing and bad rich guy fighting poor good guy for the girl... My eyes glass over and I move on to other things. Quickly. I've tried. Can't do it.


I can empathize. I've lived here most of my life and still don't get the song and dance bit. But an audience of 1 billion+ demands it. (I hope to convert them all someday. Wink )
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XKCD makes online ratings easy to understand on: August 22, 2012, 09:36:38 AM
I just viewed 2010 for the second time (after a gap of years) yesterday, it may not be a classic like its predecessor, but just a 6.7 rating? Seriously??
The scene where Lithgow fights his fear of heights made me feel like I was there. Amazing stuff.

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That said, some of the movies, like Justin Beiber's never give up, twilight and hunger games have their own cult increasing the rating on other review sites by clicking from multiple IP's.


Don't forget to add Bollywood slop to that list. Most Bollywood flicks are grossly over-rated by hyperventilating fans. While other countries are increasingly questioning religion, we're building temples for our movie stars. Grin
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XKCD makes online ratings easy to understand on: August 22, 2012, 01:10:49 AM
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[HAS ONLY ONE REVIEW]

Or 40. The first few ratings are invariably shill. mad
It almost makes you wonder if that's part of their contract. 
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 21, 2012, 02:21:25 PM
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119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wikileaks - Julian Assange Granted Asylum by Ecuador on: August 21, 2012, 12:15:30 PM
My bad. I read 'ninja' and... *fzzzt*

Yup, that sounds only too realistic.
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: VLC - Is it worth it still? on: August 21, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
I'm all for side-stepping codec hell and going for an all in one solution. My player of choice: PotPlayer. BTW, I heard (unconfirmed) KMPlayer took the Adware route with their latest iteration.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wikileaks - Julian Assange Granted Asylum by Ecuador on: August 21, 2012, 11:33:27 AM
Making a virtual prisoner out of him serves as a message in itself. Why (openly) bend the law when you have enough leverage to make someone's life hell?

Edit: I realize the last statement sounds extremely naive - this is the US we're talking about, after all. My point is - I don't expect ninja assassins to go after the guy but then 40 is a far wiser man than me.  huh
122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 20, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
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123  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: CD jewel case insert file list on: August 20, 2012, 01:21:08 PM
Some music doesn't deserve to be ripped to flac.  tongue

On a slight tangent, production value has such a huge impact on sound quality. For instance, every track this artist releases, [the track linked to streams @128 kbps - the download's @320] sounds just as good, if not better than most mp3s and some lossless files I've heard.

124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Go dark for IE - October 26, 2012 on: August 18, 2012, 06:07:27 PM
Iain, from the site Josh linked to:

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Why not just show a simple upgrade banner? Or why not just fix the bugs and get sites working in old versions?

The problem is some users just don't upgrade! And the reasons is very simple, some just don't care, some don't know how to, and some can't because of their IT department. In any case, as long as old versions of a browser remain the default on a computer, people will use it and developers will be forced to continue to develop for it.

TBH, I don't expect this approach to work either.

Edit: Scrolled all the way down. There are five websites participating so far.  tongue

Edit 2: Facebook started phasing out support for IE7 at the end of last year. I don't expect them to start targeting IE8 anytime soon. Wink
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Go dark for IE - October 26, 2012 on: August 18, 2012, 04:59:18 PM
I'm on XP too and some sites work right only with IE, so I'm forced to use it occasionally. But if you're running an older version of IE on sites that support other browsers, a wake up call wouldn't be a bad thing. smiley
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