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General Software Discussion / Re: Bypass internet filtering?
« on: September 09, 2008, 10:57 AM »
I happen to work in a similar educational setting and the problem will be that students don't pay attention to the lecturer when youtube / facebook / gamessites are open on their pc which will be why they're blocked.
IMHO people should learn to take responsibility for themselves (and thus, their education). If they can't do that, it's their problem, and that would hopefully teach a valuable lesson.
Thats Right! I am currently taking two subjects that are exceptionally boring since I already know them.
Plus they don't only block it in the classrooms but in the dorms as well.

Python / An exhaustive amount of python resources.
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:55 PM »
The only list of python resources you will ever need.

General Software Discussion / Bypass internet filtering?
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:36 PM »
I am not the type to go on naughty things on the internet, so I thought I would not have a problem with my schools filter system. However, the filtering at this school is set to "academic only" meaning anything that is not needed for research, info, ext... is blocked. examples: You Tube, Facebook, Proxies, game sites ext...

The filtering is twofold. Not only are the sites filtered, but every site that you do go on can be checked through log-in.

Is there a way to get around it?

General Software Discussion / Re: Tip of My Tongue
« on: September 07, 2008, 09:11 PM »
This tool is also really good for writers/ poets. I'm bookmarking it as well. Good Find. :up:

General Software Discussion / Forum 2.0 Suggestion
« on: September 07, 2008, 09:01 PM »
The forum is, in my mind, an almost perfect form of communication.
It has the convenience of an email and it has the potential to reach everyone in the world.
I think it is time for someone  (DC ;)) to pave the way for the next generation of internet communication.
Something that combines the ease of email and the power of bookmarking.
A super-communicator not bound by the old ways.
Feel free to add things to the list.

Features I'm hoping Forum 2.0 will have.
  • All of the amazing features of DC forums: Unread/ Read, Emoticons, Code Highlight, ext...
  • The ability for the user to tag posts and threads.
  • The ability for me to mark a thread as always read.
  • Every post on one page.
  • The ability to cycle through posts as easily as photos on picasa.
  • Posts are collapsable like gmail.
  • Automatic collaps/ summary on posts that you've read.
  • Real time preview!
  • Customizable themes
  • Powerful and easy filtering
  • Chat
  • Embed flash

I am not a web developer, so I have no idea what a project like this entails, maybe we are really far away from this.
What do you think?

Living Room / Re: Mythbusters Silenced by Credit Card Companies
« on: September 04, 2008, 11:57 AM »
This just makes me feel good for not using nor even OWNING a credit card.

that's easier in germany all right - but some places it's very difficult to buy anything online without cc

Shouldn't be to hard. Sign up for a virtual card. :Thmbsup:

Or use paypal.

since it's opensores, people can keep watch...

Ouch! ;D

General Software Discussion / Re: Easy remote access to my home pc?
« on: September 03, 2008, 09:46 PM »
CrossLoop - Seems like the best choice except that I would have to call my parents up every time I want to use it.
Remote Desktop - Having problems with it. Most likely a firewall but I cant be sure unless I get access to the computer over there.
Log me in - Apparently this is blocked on my schools network because it is considered a proxy.

General Software Discussion / Easy remote access to my home pc?
« on: September 03, 2008, 02:19 PM »
I am in college in NY and my parents live in Chicago. My Mother has a problem with her computer that I cant explain to her over the phone, so somehow I need gain remote access to my computer. The real problem is my mother is severely computer illiterate so I need to do it with the fewest possible steps on her part. What is the best way to accomplish this?

Very slow - but it works if you need it.  I can go to any site on my schools heavily filtered network.  2.5kbs.

 :o That is scary! How real is this?

Truthfully most people here in chile don't care about freeware but i am doing the blog mostly for me.  :D
But they care about payware? :D

I subscribed to the feed. Keep up the good work.

Living Room / Re: Honesty: The Web Video Comedy Series
« on: August 21, 2008, 03:31 PM »
These videos make me cringe. :down: Not everyone is so shallow that they think those things.

Living Room / Re: Teh best Flash gaem EVAR!!
« on: August 21, 2008, 03:25 PM »
I did it in five minutes so its not such a long game. Very funny.

Living Room / Re: What do you do during your free time?
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:48 PM »
 :greenclp: Battlestar Gallactica Yay!!!

Living Room / Re: What do you do during your free time?
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:24 AM »
Wow, I guess I'm not that different after all.
I used to play magic the gathering allot. I probably would have played D&D if it was introduced to me.
Now I just read allot of fiction and have an obsession with coding.

Living Room / What do you do during your free time?
« on: August 14, 2008, 09:46 PM »
After programming for the past two months, I'm really starting to get into the whole mindset of programming.
However, ( now don't take me too seriously ) I wonder how this is going to effect me.  :D
Am I going to slowly turn into an antisocial slob who remains unmarried, plays lots of MMOs, and has more virtual friends than real friends?

Or is that all really a mistaken stereotype?
If it is, what do coders really do in their free time?
If not, why is this so?   

     One of the features I like the most in new browsers is the open link in new tab in the backround on middle click. I would also like to be able to do that for programs on my desktop.
     It would be even better not to have to deal with title screens and loading dialogs that have no minimize key.
     Similarly, in internet browsers like Firefox, the closed tabs have loading signs that tell you when loading is complete. It would be just perfect to not have to keep opening up the windows to see if their done processing whatever their doing and just see it on the taskbar.
     I don't know how easy any of these things are to implement. I assume the last 2 are quite difficult. Tell me what you think. 

Coding Snacks / Re: My first program.
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:12 AM »
Thanks everyone for all your support.
By the way, after spending some time looking at the programming resource pages in programming school, I must say that I am truly proud and awed at how far along we've come in the information age. The amount of stuff that you can learn just at the click of a mouse is just amazing. The future holds some very exiting things for us. We should better get ready.

Coding Snacks / My first program.
« on: July 01, 2008, 04:33 PM »
Hi everyone. So basically, I just started learning to program this Sunday in c++ (sorry Tinjaw that Python was not my 1st choice, but it is on my list to learn eventually).  :D So after messing around for a few days I came up with my first program. Its a game where you try and guess the number that the computer comes up with at random. I actually find it a little bit addicting. I'll keep adding to it as my skills progress. Ill post more updates if you guys like it. This might not belong in the coding snacks section and if not I'm sorry. I guess I'm just exited that I finally got around to learning this stuff.
OK, The program is attached. or get it here:
Here is the source code:
#include <iostream>
#include <ctime>
#include <cstdlib>

using namespace std;

int num();
int game ();
int x;
int y;
int a;
int answer;
int tries;
int gp = 0;
int gw = 0;

int main() {

    tries = 6;
    a = 1;
    answer = num();
    cout<<"Games played: "<< gp << "       Games Won: "<< gw <<"\n\n";
    cout<<"Guess a number 1 through 100: ";


int game() {
        do {
        cin>> y;
        if ( y > 100  ||  y < 1 ) {
            cout<<"Sorry that is not a valid entry\n";
            cout<<"Guess another number: "; }

        else if ( y < answer ) {
            cout<<"That number is too LOW. Try again.\n";
            if ( tries != 0 ) {
            cout<<"You have " << tries <<" tries left.\n"; }
            else {
            cout<<"You are out of tries.\n"; } }

        else if ( y > answer ) {
            cout<<"That number is too HIGH. Try again.\n";
            if ( tries != 0 ) {
            cout<<"You have " << tries <<" tries left.\n"; }
            else {
            cout<<"You are out of tries.\n"; } }

        else {
            cout<<"You got it!";

            main(); }

        if (tries == 0) {
            cout<<"\nGame Over! Play again.\n\n\n";
while (1); }

int num() {
   return x = (rand() % 99) + 1 ; }

As you can see it is still a work in progress. There is one major glitch that I don't know how to correct yet and that is if you type in anything other than a number it flips out. I will fix it as soon as I learn how. For now have fun.
I appreciate any comments on how to improve or add to the game. I hope to be able to code more usefull programs in the future.

General Software Discussion / Re: Skip Detector
« on: June 22, 2008, 01:32 PM »
Thanks Lashiec, EAC does exactly what I need. It did require an awful lot of setup though. 

General Software Discussion / Skip Detector
« on: June 22, 2008, 12:38 PM »
Is there a program that will check a CD for song skips or errors in data files? (This may be the last time I ever burn a CD again.)  :mad:

a plugin that makes it easy to search/browse and install plugins

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