Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site July 28, 2014, 03:32:21 PM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Read the full one-year retrospective report on DonationCoder.com.
   
  Forum Home Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
      View this member's profile 
      donate to someone Donate to this member 
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 ... 414 Next
101  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Recursively replace characters in all file and folder names Sharepoint restrict on: July 08, 2014, 05:39:16 AM
I was thinking through the logic on the program and wondered what would happen if two different people made different modifications to the same file and then BTsync got ahold of them both.

Whatever rules you set up for the sync priority would apply. Usually the last time/date modified prevails by default. Otherwise it would be whichever source folder was given priority if both copies were modified since the last sync.

If multiple users updating the "same" file in two different locations becomes a concern, the only real way to deal with that problem is to go with a version control (i.e. Git et al.) approach. If you were to go that route, a separate sync wouldn't be necessary because the VC software would handle replication and synchronization automatically. With version control all your users would effectively be working off the same copy of the file.

It would, however, create some additional steps for the users when accessing or writing a file. And using version control is something many people have trouble getting their head around. So unless the scenario you described is actually occurring, it's probably not wise to employ VC.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread on: July 07, 2014, 04:18:24 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_dkOFVCDE4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_dkOFVCDE4</a>
103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: July 07, 2014, 07:30:07 AM
^^ Can surveillance be addictive? I hadn't known that.

I think it's probably more along the lines of being addicted to power, and surveillance just being a tool of power.

And then a little splash of voyeurism to boot! smiley

Or perhaps you have quoted someone addicted to forum spamming, who had nothing of real value to add to this conversation. Wink

I think I missed something here... huh
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Declaration of Independance- some scholars say we've been reading it wrong. on: July 06, 2014, 01:42:07 PM
The thing I really find amazing about the Declaration of Independence is how it still resonates today.

The language in that document is a masterpiece of writing style. And the topics it discusses are still as important today as they were back then.

Like I said, it's a good read. smiley
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Declaration of Independance- some scholars say we've been reading it wrong. on: July 06, 2014, 12:32:22 PM
Tinfoil hats, but its straight out of 1984. Make a little tweak to history, and suddenly the implications mean that you can do this much more that previously wasn't allowed.

+1 it being Tinfoil Hat.

It wouldn't fly here. Which is why any attempt at a power grab goes out of its way to avoid any mention of the Constitution or similar documents. All such power grabs (to date) have been justified using 'technical' legal arguments or very narrow and "nuanced" interpretations of provisions in the US Code.

The absolute last thing any of the endorsers of our current 'security' rules want to raise is a constitutional debate on the absolute legality of such measures. Because that is an argument they cannot win, no matter how hard they try to twist the Constitution to allow what they're doing.

And furthermore, they know it - as does everyone else. Cool

106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Declaration of Independance- some scholars say we've been reading it wrong. on: July 06, 2014, 12:20:15 PM
It's just the old declaration of war that lead to the founding of the US. Nothing more, nothing less.

This. Thmbsup

(And a helluva good read too!)
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem on: July 06, 2014, 07:21:12 AM
But that book is very accessible. It's very much worth a read if you're interested in consciousness, computing, AI and all the good stuff surrounding that.

+1. It's on my "favorites" bookshelf. Thmbsup
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Declaration of Independance- some scholars say we've been reading it wrong. on: July 06, 2014, 07:11:51 AM
On closer inspection, however, it looks like just that -- a cool idea that's too tempting to pass up, even if it doesn't amount to anything.

Yeah...I had a "Bircher" neighbor (his characterization, not mine) that could go on and on about that one. He had a bunch of other "proof" things aren't all that they seem to be with the Declaration or Constitution. Or the Bible either for that matter. Too bad he passed away before the National Treasure movies came out. He would have loved those.

And since we're on the subject, I can't wait from someone to rediscover and reopen the "unalienable" vs "inalienable rights" debate.

Why did Jefferson say "inalienable" whereas others referred to these rights as "unalienable?"

This one comes up every ten or so years in conspiracy and self-taught 'expert' historical 'research' circles.

Those who have done genuine research have long ago concluded that the two spellings were commonplace and interchangeable during the times in question, with writers of the period often switching arbitrarily between the two. Sometimes within the same document or letter.

That doesn't stop some people from reading a whole bit of drama into it despite the overwhelming evidence that clearly establishes either spelling meant the same thing to the framers of the Declaration and Constitution - and that "correct" American-English spelling and punctuation was still very far from being standardized in the 1700s.

It wasn't until well after Webster that word spellings finally started to settle down in the late 1800s. And most scholars of the American language will agree that punctuation usage varied widely until the advent of The Chicago Manual of Style was published in 1906.
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Linux User Are Evil TERRORISTS! Shame on you all! :P on: July 06, 2014, 02:19:49 AM
Did you know we also kill kittens - and don't believe in unicorns? tongue
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Declaration of Independance- some scholars say we've been reading it wrong. on: July 06, 2014, 02:16:47 AM
The Founding Fathers probably wouldn't have been overly concerned about something that tiny. They would have had sufficient faith in each other and the citizenry to understand the intent behind the document and interpret it in that light.

But they weren't actively seeking ways to get around it like later manifestations of the US government apparently are. undecided
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem on: July 06, 2014, 02:08:00 AM
^I'm a big fan of Penrose. Insofar as I understand him. (Definitely out of my league when it comes to mathematics.) Cool
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem on: July 06, 2014, 02:04:06 AM
@Ren: Dunno...I thought the Borg Queen was pretty elegant: smiley

[attach]

Even if she does look (and did act) uncomfortably like one of Clive Barker's Cenobites at times. tellme

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_HSYB3EPNk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_HSYB3EPNk</a>

But I think I'd still prefer Alice Kreige as a human: Thmbsup

[attach]

 Grin Wink
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem on: July 06, 2014, 01:45:43 AM
The first few generations of machine life will be just as bad, but once they start to reliably exceed human intelligence they may very well see right through the flaws in our society and proceed to fix it for us. Over time they will lose their incentive to care for the remaining human beings- we'd be dumb and inefficient compared to them...

Wish I had your faith in the potential of machine intelligence. Grin

114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 06, 2014, 01:31:07 AM
Hey! Get your own schtick! Resident conspiracy theorist is mine~! tongue Grin

It's all yours.

Resident "chronically depressed student of history" however, is MINE! It's my precious... tongue Grin

BTW...I don't think it's a conspiracy. Crypto-currencies attempt to function as a system of exchange outside the sphere of government. I don't think you'll find any government willing going along with that idea. And national governments certainly have the 'resources' to put some teeth behind their...umm...lack of enthusiasm for it, shall we say? Wink
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: rtf documents to the web for no-bureaucracy sharing on: July 06, 2014, 01:25:22 AM
For simple publishing to the web I'd suggest using Markdown rather than RTF. Markdown is as easy as it gets.

There are a number of ultra-simple blog/CMSs (ex: Pico CMS, Anchor CMS, etc.) that use Markdown formatting. With most of these you just upload your file and it's done. Some of these use a flat-file system so no database is required.

For no-frills article composition (under Windows at least) I like WriteMonkey. It has support for Markdown built in. If you'd prefer an editor that has a realtime preview feature, take a look at MarkdownPad. Screenshot below:

[attachthumb=#]

Don't know if this is the sort of input you're looking for but that's my two cents on the topic.
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 05, 2014, 11:19:35 PM
The US govt. stealing funds is a separate issue, though it did contribute to it.

Much like shooting someone in the head a dozen times is a separate issue even if it did, in some measure, contribute to that same someone's demise? Or cleaning out a store's entire inventory and padlocking the doors had some bearing on it going out of business?

While I'm sure there's some desire to save face over the whole Gox affaire, the simple fact is: the US government wanted Gox gone, found a legal argument to torpedo it - and lo and behold - it was gone! It's being in Japan didn't matter. Which raises an interesting question...why did they really want it gone, and why did Japan do zilch (in real terms) to intervene. Could it be that no government anywhere is very welcoming of crypto-currencies to begin with - unless it's to put a cramp in somebody else's monetary system or policy?


Mt. Gox is in Japan, and the DHS has no authority there and can't force Japanese courts to be their thugs. (Theoretically... Wink )

About all I can say to that is: In addition to politics there is something called realpolitik.

If I had to place a bet (even in Bitcoins) I'd be inclined to give odds on the second rather than the first. "Ultima ratio regum" as the old saying (and present reality) goes.
 Wink
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 05, 2014, 05:15:15 PM
Mt. Gox, AFAIK was shut down because DHS filed for "probable cause" that Mt. Gox was transferring money illegally.

Your information is bad.


Just a follow up on the above: these sections are taken directly from the warrant issued to the DHS authorizing them to seize Mt. Gox's funds:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This:
[attach]

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

and this:
[attach]

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A copy of the full 7-page warrant can be downloaded here.

I knew I hadn't imagined it. Wink Cool
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tizen OS declared 'dead in the water' on: July 05, 2014, 12:15:28 PM
Having a (potentially) superior product, or being backed by a few big players is no guarantee you will have a chance against something that is already out there and works, or even just something cheaper or easier (think of VHS).

This.

Never underestimate the gravity well generated by "good enough."

I forgot who said it (George Ade maybe?), but it still rings true in most manufacturing: "Half a loaf is better than one if there is much else."
 Cool
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Linux User Are Evil TERRORISTS! Shame on you all! :P on: July 05, 2014, 10:59:19 AM

What would be really cool is for massive numbers of web sites to include an iframe of the Linux Journal (and others) to spam the NSA and create massively larger data storage requirements for them - just drown them in data! cheesy Grin

Too easy to filter. I doubt it would slow them down at all.

And if you ever did drown them with data, they'd just get another appropriation and build a bigger data center.

This is not the sort of problem where you can efficiently fight technology with more technology.

What's needed is a change in the infrastructure and the people that are behind it. Because as long as things like Prism and the NSA and FISA exist, there will be ongoing abuses of civil liberties. A complete disregard for legal process is intrinsic to the attitude and mindset that created such things in the first place.

[attach]
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 05, 2014, 10:50:31 AM
That has got to be one of the more annoying webpages I have ever visited.

Do yourself a favor and just download and read their whitepaper which is a very interesting read.

And...e-hem! Linux beta "real soon now" but Windows version is available right out the door?

How do you operate truly a secure and anonymized exchange when you're allowing a closed and proprietary OS (with known backdoors) for a client into the chain? Dunno...it's all only as good as the weakest link. Learn about by all means - but proceed with caution. (Look at Tor. redface)
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Linux User Are Evil TERRORISTS! Shame on you all! :P on: July 04, 2014, 12:45:26 PM
40hz, shades, and many others... I fully expect you to turn yourselves in for your crimes!

We won't need to. With the whole nation effectively becoming an electronic gulag, why bother with the inefficiencies of holding trials or locking individuals up if they're effectively already in a prison?


To people who are truly and wilfully ignorant, anything not readily understood is soon seen (and tagged) as a threat.

And since what isn't understood amounts to a refusal to deal with reality, it only makes sense to imprison everyone and forbid almost everything.

Hence the need to create a surveillance state in America.

QED. Wink
122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freedom Summer on: July 04, 2014, 07:54:22 AM
geez.  one one hand, i want to say i shouldn't complain about current stuff.  on the other hand, yes i should.  Sad

Yes indeed. That's an excellent way to lay the groundwork for change.

The two biggest threats to this country's way of life are a false sense of helplessness on the part of the general public - and its silence.

 ohmy
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freedom Summer on: July 04, 2014, 07:36:53 AM

As Santayana said: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. tellme

I think America is heading for major 'do-over.' Sad
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook plays with your mind on: July 03, 2014, 05:54:17 PM
More like it rots it AFAIC.
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 05:52:45 PM
"Work" sounds suspiciously like it may be manned by denizens of The Group W Bench



LOL! You betcha!  Wink
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 ... 414 Next
DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.069s | Server load: 0.31 ]