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Re: In Need of Searchable Database For a Card Shop -
Quote from: nite_monkey on Today at 11:53:19 AM I think I am going to go with wordpress, because I already know how to use it, so I won't have to learn anything new, which will make things so much easier when I go to explain to the shop owner how to use it. Each card will be a blog post. And each blog post will have a category tied to it. (creature, enchantment, artifact, etc.) And then to further make it easier to search for a card, each blog post will also have tags tied to it. (eg. a green elf shaman would have the tags: green,forest,elf,shaman) then to make it look less like a wordpress blog, and more like a card database website, I disabled the pages tab at the top of the theme (there is only one page anyways, the news/anouncments page), and then added to the sidebar the categories widget, and named it card database, so that people can get a list of cards based on card type. (creature, enchantment, etc.) If you're going to resort to Word... - Fake Name
Re: Mozilla Add-ons: "Not available for Firefox 11". But it's Waterfox 18! -
I have not used Waterfox but try these other methods but the most common method for FF add-ons as mentioned here is to disable add-on compatibility. Simplest being installing nightly testers tool: There's also this: Quote Go to about:config then search for extensions.checkCompatibility and set it to false. RES works perf and this: Quote     Rename XPI to ZIP     Extract     Edit one of the files to change compatibility settings (I think its one of the few in the root folder from memory)     Rezip     Rename to XPI     Load Find an addon that is compatible, and look at their files to figure it out if you're still having trouble. It's been a while since I was working with XPI files, but I used to have to do this in order to make the addon we were developing work with Firefox beta browsers. - Fake Name
Important To-do/Anuvu equivalent of Important Tabs - It kind of functions like a pin tab but one where you can close all not important tabs. Btw side request for Anuran, I think one way to manage the constant schedule pop-ups is to have an option that only pops the box open when a command like a closed window was done instead of a specific cycle of time. - Fake Name
Crazy story behind the 64-bit Windows Pinball -
From: http://www.instantfundas....d-... Quote When Windows 95 came out, one of the features of the new operating system was that it provided a great platform for gaming, and lots of developers were clamoring for a piece of the action. The game was originally developed by a game developing company called Cinematronics, who sold licensing rights of the game to Microsoft for inclusion in Microsoft Plus for Windows 95. For Cinematronics, a small software company then, it meant exposure to millions of Windows users and thousands of developers. The very next year Cinematronics was bought by Maxis, another game developing company, that eventually got acquired by Electronic Arts another year later. [spoiler] Quote     One of the things I did in Windows XP was port several millions of lines of code from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows so that we could ship Windows XP 64-bit Edition. But one of the programs that ran into trouble was Pinball. ... - Fake Name
I did not realize how bad Google has become - Quote How It Works When you search for "cooking" today, Google decides that renowned chef Jamie Oliver is a relevant social result. That makes sense. But rather than linking to Jamie's Twitter profile, which is updated daily, Google links to his Google+ profile, which was last updated nearly two months ago. Is Google's relevance algorithm simply misguided? No. If you search Google for Jamie Oliver directly, his Twitter profile is the first social result that appears. His abandoned Google+ profile doesn't even appear on the first page of results. When Google's engineers are allowed to focus purely on relevancy, they get it right. So that's what our "bookmarklet" does. It looks at the three places where Google only shows Google+ results and then automatically googles Google to see if Google finds a result more relevant than Google+. Talk about a tongue twister of a bookmarklet.   Unfortunately I don't use Google+ so I don't know what... - Fake Name
The great "are exploits good or bad for the concept" have moved towards GOTD -
http://www.instantfundas....da... Quote A protection software included with the download makes sure that you cannot install the program once the 24 hour giveaway period has expired, even if you’ve still got the installer. But there was a weakness in the Giveaway of the day wrapper that was exploited last year to extract the original installer of the program. Without the security of the wrapper, this program could then be installed at any date irrespective of the current giveaway at GOTD. It took the website’s programmers a few months before the loophole was fixed. The exploit doesn’t work anymore. Quote The new wrapper is more secure that stops people from keeping the software for future installs and it reportedly utilizes a technology similar to rootkits. But the wrapper’s security has been broken once again, this time by Maximus, a member of the cracking group REVENGE Crew. It is a tiny portable executable, that allow... - Fake Name
Re: Debate: Effects of technology on modern youth -
I'm not a parent but I could swear I stumbled on some articles that deal with this subject but I just did not have them bookmarked. (Nothing specific but it dealt with the issue.) Short answer is yes. There's really no choice but up for technology at this point and the better the child understands the technical background of technology, the more they are less affected by the magnetism of social networks. (Photos are not that impressive to a teen if they are just more technical photo albums for example. Neither are status messages if a human understands that the status is better data mined than be the one being data mined.) There's a plethora of Videogame can enhance the brain such as this article that can be'd (this link is more for FPS): Time is less important than context. A competitive game can improve dedication provided a kid is pushing the limits of being a better fighting g... - Fake Name
Re: Story of how NewEgg Defeated a Patent Troll -
This part is crazy: Quote So the case filed against Newegg and seven other retailers was closely watched. It went to trial in 2010 with Newegg as the only remaining defendant; all the other companies settled. It was a classic East Texas-style trial; a jury was picked on Monday, and the case wrapped up by Friday morning. - Fake Name
Re: Debate: Effects of technology on modern youth -
Quote from: Tinman57 on Today at 08:36:43 PM   Gee, where to start.....  For one, a very short attention span, always wanting to get back to texting and such.  Then there's the anti-social aspect when they spend their time online and not dealing with people face to face.  And of course not getting enough physical exercise because they're always on their electronic devices.   Just too many aspects of this, need more input!    Cha-ching! - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
Quote from: 4wd on Today at 08:11:17 PM Never really got into Opera, too much like the old Netscape Navigator, tries to do everything instead of doing one thing really, really well, (yes, I know I can just not use the parts I don't want to but then...why have them there in the first place?). Convenience and exclusivity when you just need things to work. There are no other notepad/browser hybrid that is as lightweight as Opera's. (Maxthon cloud comes closest but more because it has a built-in app launcher for an actual external notepad.) Torrents are meant for seeding but sometimes you just want a no-nonsense quick install of an iso and here again, there are no torrent programs that have a native built-in browser for this type of purpose. The same can be said for a native Speed Dial, a native RSS Reader, a native mail client. It's more of a remote control than an I don't need it problem. The features are nice in theory because they are exclus... - Fake Name
Re: [Cracked.Com] You're 90% to Blame for Journalists Getting Fired -
It depends. For someone who has been in the receiving end of many Teal Deer, I find it more honest especially if it's a subject where you're not an expert but are willing to discuss. It's usually the follow-up sentence to the TL;DR post by the same poster that's the ad-hominem attack since sometimes people will act like you were oblivious to the fact that you wrote something long. Other times people will accuse you of not replying to something they wrote despite the length of the reply. - Fake Name
PopUpWisdom and Calibre Import of This App - Basically you type your Twitter username to get book recommendations. Would be cool to get quote recommendations or book recommendations by any DC member who share their Calibre and PopUp Wisdom file in DC. On a Side note: Wow! I typed in freewaregenius and got this book with only 3 reviews as it's 1st recommendation. If only modern search engines were as thorough! [spoiler] Quote This is another excellent book from a series of excellent books by the Pythagorean Illuminati. The Pythagorean Illuminati are an ancient secret society of rational free thinkers officially founded by the great polymath Pythagoras. Some of the most creative geniuses in history have been members of the Illuminati including: Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Simon Magus, Hypatia, Leibniz, Goethe, and ... - Fake Name
Springpad just had their own GOE for January -
Unfortunately since there does not seem to be any sub-forum for this year's GOE, I'm just pasting it here: Nothing jaw breaking so far but some cool looking hacks: [attachthumb=4] 2013 Bubble Calendar mouser's labeller was also mentioned:!... As well as the Belkin WeMo [attachthumb=1] [attachthumb=2] Quote developing a better system here in Kansas. Spreadsheet base and relying upon Windows Search. The main idea is to make a unique word out of a thing for which I might search. Say it is an ordinary clipboard for writing that is alluding me. I simply make a note anywhere saying that my clllipboard is located at a certain location on this date. This keeps me from finding instances of things in my clipboard program or casual references to any clipboard in general correspondence or notes. I keep a general running Daily Diary (like USMC days) that is kept in the my documents folde... - Fake Name
[Cracked.Com] You're 90% to Blame for Journalists Getting Fired -
I just like the implications that communication problems is just not a "you failed to communicate" concept and felt this article summed up well what's wrong on the other end: Quote In the article about the human heads, no one actually opened a package and realized that it contained the trophies of a serial killer. Those were specimens being transferred from one medical lab in Rome to another in the U.S., something that happens all the time. The most interesting part of the story is that the paperwork mentioned what was inside. That's it. The real story is that a delivery guy read some paperwork. Neither one of those sensational stories is actually much of a story at all when all the facts are accounted for, and this type of thing happens all the time. Now, while that may sound dangerously irresponsible on the part of news organizations, you're also about 90 percent to blame for the phenomenon. Read more: - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
Oh wow, I totally forgot about K-meleon. To be fair to K-meleon, they don't really have the staff to go head to head with something as innovative as Opera and at least by not being more cross-platform they are more stable than Midori. (At least based on the comments I hear for it.) Plus I don't know if it's still the same today but I recall K-meleon having one of the fastest loading (surpassing Chrome and Opera) for plain webpages back in the day. Could be false memory but I really wanted that gold gecko to have matured. Unfortunately it does not seem to have taken some of the mature features of other mainstream browsers. - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
Quote from: 40hz About the best I can say is that I'm glad I didn't have to pay for any of them. Which is probably at the root of what the problem is with browsers and browser development in general: Who's paying for it? I would gladly pay for a browser if somebody did a really good one that wasn't quietly gearing up to make money by trying to become my next desktop. You can't say Opera did not try but you weren't paying enough for either it's ad-free version and Opera Mini. - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
Agreed. Still you have to admit, there are people who seem to really hate Opera. After IE, Opera became the whipping child of Firefox. After Firefox, Opera became the whipping child of Google with their constant breaking of Opera's sites regardless how many times they try to fix it. After Google, Opera just happened to not catch fire in the tablet market. (though I have no clue which is the most used browser on those end). - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
You don't really judge Chrome's speed nowadays by how fast Chrome is but by how fast SRWare Iron Portable Version is. At least on Windows system. Iron is still faster than Chrome and Firefox. - Fake Name
Publishing Button - The Crusade -
From: Quote But with the birth of the internet, scholars no longer needed publishers to distribute their work. As NYU’s Clay Shirky has noted, publishing went from being an industry to being a button. Had the leaders of major research universities reacted to this technological transformation with any kind vision, Swartz’s dream of universal free access to the scholarly literature would now be a reality. But they did not. Rather than seize this opportunity to greatly facilitate research and education, both within and outside the academy, they chose instead to reify the status quo. From: [spoiler] Quote > **Aaron Swartz recognized something. In his own words, "Information is > power. But like all power, there ... - Fake Name
Re: Blackberry is Back... And Looking to Usurp Some Androids... :D -
Misleading title. This does not create competition. This is akin to saying you can view Facebook in Rockmelt instead of Google Chrome i.e. the Ubuntu model for Linux. Get from the community, rarely give back to the community. - Fake Name
Re: [Reddit] I couldn't learn Erlang so I invented it -
Thanks for the keyword "functional programming". The irony is that, based on what little I can understand of the wikipedia re-direct link Functioninal Programming for the Rest of Us this is how I viewed OO. Now I'm confused as to what OO really is. Correct me if I'm wrong but is FP conceptually similar to OO but it teaches OO to have an "else" statement or are the two entirely different concepts? Some of the descriptions in that link reads like a wikipedia explanation of what a blackbox is for airplanes but FP being the blackbox of OO. - Fake Name
Re: 2013 Version: Browser Wars -
Flash/Shockwave crash a common story for Linux on all browsers. Btw I disagree. Vanilla and Strawberry can't be used for mud facials like chocolate - Opera, is the most gracious, has an extension for speed dial reminders, has a long click on link to create background tabs, has stacks Chocolate and Strawberry tend to ruin Coffee unlike Vanilla - Firefox overall has the best cross-platform stability and integration. It has unique add-ons like Scrapbook Plus. It has the most advanced session manager. With less than 50 tabs, Firefox is still better than both Chrome and Opera Strawberry may not be as unique as Vanilla or as robust as Chocolate but it mixes well with both - Chrome's link to google account means it has the most guaranteed "you already have this account" for online sync, it also has some unique feed readers like FeedSquare and News Factory that is not just your regular RSS Reader Prettifier. It has unique to-do lists like My Time Organizer and Do it Later Alligator. It may... - Fake Name
Not from within the interface although I always did wonder what software will read the xml in the export all pms option. That could sort it out but importing it in something commonly installed like LibreCalc seems to have only imported the name. You could theoretically use labels named as dates to jump back and forth between the outbox and singular pms but nothing that would be one seamless button. - Fake Name
Re: They're Still Standing or On Passion in Programming or The Soultron Lesson -
I might have missed your reply in that post. I'm actually more of a hierarchies/tree guy and I would never defend tags over trees in isolation. Perhaps you could better explain where you got that impression or link back to the reply you wrote? Quote from: clean I perfectly know about the missing "market value" of these criteria, hence my search for people who are like those I cited in my intro post here Marketing is not market value though. There are of course branches and departments nowadays but the heyday of marketing has been art value (product identity) meets people (customers/clients) using research (research/math/stats) in a never ending recycling package that works in harmony with the product. Quote from: clean People who're in search for excellence, notwithstanding the financial outcome. See that's just not how excellent people work. People search financial outcome and become excellent provided the finances were good enough to supply and maintain their body and t... - Fake Name
2nd Comic Book Thread (Just a link share) -
I have no idea what kind of search I got to lead to this site but it does not appear to be that well known. Example Image: (Incomplete, Just click on the First Link for the Full Comic) I can't seem to load the image from DC or IMGUR so TinyPic it is: - Fake Name
Male Comic Book Character in Female Poses -
[attach=1] Quote How to fix every Strong Female Character pose in superhero comics: replace the character with Hawkeye doing the same thing." -Gingerhaze A blog with Clint "Hawkeye" Barton being placed in the same provocative, female poses that are featured in superhero comics. IMO it does not fix the issue because of the more modern metrosexual male hero being like classic gay Batman and Robin parodies but still interesting. - Fake Name
Quote from: app103 on Today at 09:16:38 AM I am not even sure I would do it as a single forum post. Perhaps it would work better as a locked thread, with the first post serving as a table of contents and each how-to as a separate post within the thread. If I did it that way, it would have to be locked, to prevent misc. non-tutorial posts from cluttering the thread. Another alternative would be a single stand alone page, linked to in the first post of a thread, and the thread remaining open for comments, suggestions, and questions. Suggestion: auto-pm for new users with an archived copy in the personal area of someone's account. - Fake Name
Re: They're Still Standing or On Passion in Programming or The Soultron Lesson -
Quote from: clean In there, they do endless discussions about the perfect outliner, but then, nobody anywhere does any real work in order to attain it, and I wrote so much on this subject in the past, I simply don't have the guts anymore to do it again. Ahh...but see there's where you are mistaken. You don't have to write the guts anymore. That's out there, what you lack is the boobs (of the concept) to attract the right mix of contributors to your vision. It's crass but it's true. This is what separates software visions from software production. Even if vision can do, it also has to teach the producer how to "create something out of nothing". This is why Steve Jobs can still have something to offer despite marketing having become both an overpaid corporate job and something every one person with money can apply. You can't replicate human vision because human vision is not just some motivated idea with a motivated coder, it's a platform that convi... - Fake Name
Re: They're Still Standing or On Passion in Programming or The Soultron Lesson -
clean, just a suggestion but I think you are better off reframing the thread into a coding request for someone who will continue with manuscript. Some people like skwire who tend to respond from a "feature request" PoV may not read to the last part and realize this is a recruitment thread because it's way below in your post. Others may not quite follow the relation between decent outliner, music and manuscript. Not because of the presentation but because it's three different concepts. Sound, outline, drafting. A clearer prototype or mock-up presentation of Manuscript would better clear up what decent outliners are. You also have to consider that outliners are not clippers too often. When you merge those two, you have to expect people to understand what type of outlining/clipping functionality and interface you really mean when you say decent. Surfulator could be decent to someone who has no idea of it but the way you can't search or stumble on it accidentally by doing a search for ... - Fake Name
Quote from: tomos on Today at 03:27:06 PM good idea app - a lot of people have trouble with attaching images. I never actually knew about the picture button 40 mentions. I always used the 'Link inline image' (which I find very obscure use of language: I dont even know what 'inline' means here; and I'm not linking, I'm uploading ) I think that's intentional on mouser's side. The forum is not really image host friendly as it might not scale well or the image might disappear. Also mass loading slows down too I think. The image button is just there because it's a traditional toolbar template for most post editor so it's like killing two bird with one stone. Those who know what they know still have what they want. Those new to forums can apply the "recommended" way of doing the same function. Inline means "inside" "line". It's the less powerful cousin of the word "embed" and the opposite of outline. It just means inside a bunch of letters... - Fake Name
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