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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Wing FTP Server: A mini-review
« on: February 16, 2012, 08:12 AM »
Looks like a nice piece of software, but the license prices...

General Software Discussion / Re: Nasty NTFS issue ?
« on: January 13, 2012, 10:06 AM »
Try changing the sata port and the sata cable.

This is the easiest and cheapest step of diagnostics for your problem.

Gini coefficient trend in the US supports your observation.

I also wonder what is going on with the income distribution on a global scale. Any data about that?

Pronounce is a firefox add-on for the same purpose. If you're like me, effectively locked into firefox thanks to the extensive and currently unmatched add-on set, despite all the memory leaks and sometimes slow performance, this would do the job for you.

How I wish Opera had one third of the extension park of Firefox...

We call it Notepad++ :)

General Software Discussion / Re: Media player and system volume
« on: December 22, 2011, 10:55 AM »
If you have a working AHK script, you could make it the default opening behavior for double-clicking on .wav files and cover both options.

I can envisage a AHK script using soundget and soundset, but I don't know how to make it run by double-clicking on any file type? Any tips?

General Software Discussion / Re: Media player and system volume
« on: December 22, 2011, 04:31 AM »
Do you run media player classic from a shortcut, or do you run it by double-clicking on media files?

If you do the first, I think an autohotkey script can do the job.

Not testing for an environment used by approximately 5% of your clientele is not a good idea. Many businesses have such slim margins that 5% really makes the difference between red and black.

Don't underestimate small percentages, or overestimate large ones. Assume that the government has come up with a "terrorist test". The test has 99.9% accuracy. Also assume that there are 1000 terrorists and 1 billion (1,000,000,000) innocent people.

We make everyone take the test, and 999 out of 1000 terrorists are caught. Neat right?

Not so.

We just sent 1 million innocent people to Guantanamo.

In a nutshell, it is always a good idea to test for 100% of the target set, if it is reasonably possible.

Check out Foto Mosaik Edda. It may be configured to do what you want I suppose. Though captions are out of the question.

Living Room / Re: More Hilarity - "Can I have my spy plane back?"
« on: December 13, 2011, 03:58 AM »


Living Room / Re: Lawyer Professional Standards - HILARIOUS~!
« on: December 13, 2011, 01:42 AM »
I find myself more and more as the devil's advocate or hopeless opposition but...

Assume that you hold a scuba diving license. You hit a cyclist and run away. The cyclist dies. Should your scuba diving license be revoked?

It's not OK to kill people, the lawyer in question will almost certainly be jailed for negligent homocide or something like that. And he will be in jail for a long time, but what does this event have to do with his law degree and success in bar exams?

So all these rules, copyrights, marketing techniques, media hype,'s all put in place by the people who can pay for them (the rich corporations) to make sure their profits are guaranteed.  And can anyone else do the same?  Nope.

It's refreshing to see that people are waking up to the fact that intellectual property rights are just a way to keep means of production under the capital's control. Though Marx did not see that coming, the idea resembles what marxism would stand out against in the 21st century.

p.s.: Minor edit for grammar.

Let's paraphrase the question like this:

A Thai citizen collaborates with terrorists which plan some evil and treacherous attack on the US. Then for medical reasons, he goes to US.

Should he be arrested there? What power does US have over a Thai citizen?

I know I am making a travesty of the matter. Laws banning free speech can't be reasonably compared with laws against terrorism. But yet, nominally they are the same, just laws.

I wasn't aware that it will ever be forced. As if google care that much about stolen accounts, but that's another 'debate'.

They probably don't care about the victims of stolen accounts, but they do care about the cash they bleed to support staff needed to cope with stolen account retrieval procedures.

I use it. Not bad at all. Not intrusive.

Anyway, the banks here in Turkey made us used to two factor authentication, so it does not feel weird now.

Don't know what it will do to google talk alternatives though. Didn't try to use miranda or trillan etc. with this new system.

Living Room / Re: Tis the Season, to Spam
« on: December 07, 2011, 09:42 PM »
Perhaps the spam/fraud persons are from the more populous part of the world, where SI is used instead of imperial?

DC Website Help and Extras / attack of uggs
« on: December 06, 2011, 11:59 AM »
About the recent spammer activity... I was thinking... A good idea would be to make new members wait for 12 hours or so before allowing them to post new topics. Replies would be allowed though. Just an idea. Don't know how that can be done.

edited for grammar.

Living Room / Re: Paypal confusion - it not using my credit balance.
« on: December 06, 2011, 06:12 AM »
Governments woke up to the use of paypal as a means of circumventing national tax mechanisms. For instance, assume that you work freelance, get paid over paypal, and spend it on newegg. Your government does not know anything about these, so they cannot tax it.

So they force paypal to use credit card instead of your paypal balance for payments. Therefore the money becomes traceable in your country as well, in addition to being transparent to the government of Hong Kong.

That is at least what happens in Turkey. I am not sure about other countries, but that's a theory that works.

The more striking part of the problem is how this version made it through mozilla's review.

A lone cash-strapped misguided developer may choose to act however (s)he likes.

But the question is what does mozilla's review process review, if not self-reverting spyware options?


Apparently the author (or mozilla) decided to remove the version in question due to universally negative feedback.

Now the older one without the unknown sponsor thingie (0.9.8 ) is featured as the version to download.

It changed the shape of firefox's download manager. Made it more compact.

Living Room / Re: Do You Freelance?
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:36 AM »

Translator (between English and Turkish). I love freelancing as it gives me independence. But I am not decided if I should like it ideologically, for it gives the employers a means to circumvent social security obligations.

What do you think about that? Should a worker be able to opt out of the social security system?

Living Room / Re: Need some video card buying advice
« on: October 23, 2011, 01:19 PM »
Graphics processing is a highly parallelized business. So the shader processor count is more important than the clock speed. The shader processor/texture mapping unit/render output unit counts of 550ti and 560 are respectively 192/32/24 and 336/56/32.

This alone effectively makes 560 the faster one. To top it off, the memory bus of 560 is apparently wider (192 vs 256 bits).

My educated guess is that on average 560 will provide roughly one thirds more FPS than 550ti.

If the price difference is not gonna hurt you much, get the faster one.

Living Room / Re: New AMD 8 core processors released
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:27 AM »
Unfortunately, the new architecture of AMD seems to lack punch every sane spectator of the CPU market hoped it would pack. See review1, and review2.


Living Room / Re: Sansa Clip Zip: Wow!
« on: October 12, 2011, 10:14 AM »
Steve's body is not cold yet, but you're already talking as if there are mp3 players other than ipod. Shame on you. Shame on you.

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