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Title: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 08, 2007, 02:59:50 AM
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A new toy has been added to our front yard.  This windmill is fascinating to watch.
Unfortunately the camera seems to make it look like it's standing still when it's actually
spinning at a great speed while it tracks the wind.
Right now we have a wind speed of 20 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH
The windmill stands 7 ft tall and is securely anchored in cement.
I'm trying to figure out how I can adapt this toy to perform some useful task. ( Any suggestions ? )
As you can see, our Yucca is again blooming.

( I know this post is a little off-topic and can understand it's removal  :'( )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Vladimyr on June 08, 2007, 04:02:53 AM
Any oil or water underneath you that you could pump out?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on June 08, 2007, 07:09:20 AM
To generate electricity would be the obvious suggestion.

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/generate_your_own_energy/types_of_renewables/microwind (http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/generate_your_own_energy/types_of_renewables/microwind)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on June 08, 2007, 08:18:24 AM
Hi bob3160,

You can also turn it into a corn mill, and bake your own bread.

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on June 08, 2007, 09:44:53 AM
Seems wind generators are quite a popular hobby:

http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_wind_tips.html (http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_wind_tips.html)

http://www.tlgwindpower.com/customer/custbuilt.htm (http://www.tlgwindpower.com/customer/custbuilt.htm)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 08, 2007, 09:53:56 AM
use it as a mini satellite dish maybe for cable tv ??? ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on June 08, 2007, 06:01:10 PM
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Along the line of some other suggestions, you could sink a shallow well beside it, use the windmill to turn a pump, and use this to supply water to an in-ground sprinkler system.    ;)

(This may not supply enough water pressure for the traditional type of sprinkler heads but you could place "soaker" hoses about 2 or 3 inches underground in a pattern to supply some water to your lawn, shrubs, garden plants, etc.)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 08, 2007, 10:59:06 PM
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Along the line of some other suggestions, you could sink a shallow well beside it, use the windmill to turn a pump, and use this to supply water to an in-ground sprinkler system.     ;)
Hi Charley,
That would be great unfortunately we are located on a Mesa and digging a well usually requires digging down 250 to 300 feet.
A little more exercise than this old man can handle.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on June 09, 2007, 05:51:59 AM
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Sorry, Bob ... didn't realize y'all lived on top of a mesa. So, the other idea would be to use it to power those low voltage yard, garden, or path lights. A storage battery could be used for (what else ... lol) storing electricity when the lights are not in use. And, of course, you would need a small generator which would be turned by the windmill.

(Well, you may have solar powered lights of this type as I do, but if not, then the above idea could be of benefit.)    ;)

(For those of you who are not accustomed to southern US talk, y'all is a contracted form of "you all" which means all of you and in this case is Bob and Alice. Just a little FYI ... lol)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 09, 2007, 09:50:31 AM
thanks for the insight on southern talk Charley0 since that is the region where i live and bob lives over yonder and i live over here ::) ;D
you'all have a nice day you'hear 8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 15, 2007, 04:22:32 AM
We've made some changes but still nothing useful.  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_Windmill.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/Windmill.png)
Click on the picture to enlarge.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 19, 2007, 04:20:10 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/TheFuture.jpg)

The following site has an interesting timeline of what would become of our planet
starting from 50,000 years to 7 billion years from now.
http://thefutureofourworld.ytmnd.com/

Turn your speakers on !!!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 19, 2007, 12:04:13 PM
The Computer-Which is it ??? ::) Reasons to believe computers are female:
No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you".
Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
Picky, picky, picky.
They hear what you say, but not what you mean.
Beauty is only shell deep.
When you ask what's wrong, they say "nothing"
Can produce incorrect results with alarming speed.
Always turning simple statements into big productions.
Smalltalk is important.
You do the same thing for years, and suddenly it's wrong.
They make you take the garbage out.
Miss a period and they go wild!!!
As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
 
However, another group of computer scientists (all female) think that computers should be referred to as if they were male. Their reasons follow:
Reasons to believe computers are male:
They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.
A better model is always just around the corner.
They look nice and shiny until you bring them home.
It is always necessary to have a backup.
As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.
The best part of having either one is the games you can play.
In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.
They'll do whatever you say if you push the right buttons.
They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
Size does matter!

click on pics to enlarge ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 20, 2007, 12:12:08 PM
A Counting Fool
I've seen a lot of stupid thing on the Internet tubes, and this is probably in the top five: Watch me count to 1 million.
Story here: http://www.millioncount.com/
If he's successful, the minimum amount of time it will take him, he figures is five seconds per number, 16 hours per day for 90 days. Or in more simply put, it will take him all summer.
A UAB grad and computer programmer originally from Jemison, Harper, 31, has rigged up live cameras and microphones throughout his Birmingham apartment, in every room except the bathroom. The cameras will always be on, he says. Even at night, when he's counting sheep. He has a hand-held button he will push with each number to keep his place.
Right now, he's at 22,907. And yes, t-shirts are available
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 24, 2007, 01:26:29 PM
Are You A Computer Geek?
Step aside Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, and Steve Jobs... because I am by far the Supreme Computer God! At least that was the outcome of the 'Are You a Computer Geek' quiz I took. According to the dictionary a geek is a technically oriented person, someone with limited social skills who likes to tinker with scientific or high-tech projects.
That's not me! I don't consider myself a geek and I am certainly not socially inept. Maybe I scored that high because I know a lot about computers or i guessed  ::) ???  I've had one or two or more for over 30 years now and I know how to program in Basic.
How about you? Are you a Computer Geek? http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_cg.php?imlic
click on pic to enlarge :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 25, 2007, 10:41:43 PM
a history of Apple in pictures. It's all there. Jobs, The Woz, The Apple I, The Lisa -- the predecessor to the original Macintosh -- and a ton of candid shots that really give the Cupertino kids some personality, no matter how minimalist and mock-turtleneck they may be these days. http://www.bloggpix.no/my_weblog/Bildespill/apple/index.html
(http://i17.tinypic.com/660cp6g.jpg)  ;D ::) 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 29, 2007, 10:14:05 AM
Am I Dumb? http://www.am-i-dumb.com/
Common sense is hard to come by these days. We've created a short list of questions to test your common sense when dealing with average everyday situations. Take the test and we'll tell you how you compare to the rest of the world. Looking up the answers is kind of cheating...
I took the test and got 20 out of 25 correct.
My results:
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 30, 2007, 12:25:17 AM
How Pi is Calculated
Pi Unrolled
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A number line is marked off by a circle of unit diameter. Starting from zero, the circle “unrolls” its circumference. At one full turn, the unrolled circumference has extended to the point we call π. This number is real but irrational, transcendental, and cannot be constructed with compass and straightedge.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 30, 2007, 05:50:09 PM
They Found Popeye's Mom
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Popeye.png (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Popeye.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on June 30, 2007, 10:26:41 PM
(http://i18.tinypic.com/54o72uq.jpg)    (http://i14.tinypic.com/66mrezb.gif)
Could This Be Popeye's Dad ??? ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 30, 2007, 11:14:34 PM
(http://i18.tinypic.com/54o72uq.jpg)    (http://i14.tinypic.com/66mrezb.gif)
Could This Be Popeye's Dad ??? ;D
Gee Dan you didn't have to post your picture just to prove a point...... ;D :) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 01, 2007, 01:59:05 PM
Hey, Can I Have Ten Dollars?
Hey, Can I Have Ten Dollars is a site that shows panhandling on the internet is still possible. You are asked to donate ten dollars. You can click either a 'yes' or 'no' button. Clicking on the 'no' button takes you to a page where you are then asked for five dollars. All in all it's kind of funny.
I did a Whois search and found out that the registrant is 27-year old Kelly Lewis from Farmers Branch, Texas. A further investigation showed that she is also known as DJ Kelle Marie, playing at the Zúbar, a Dallas danceclub.
Whether this is going to work for Kelly, I don't know. Currently the total amount of money she has gathered is $85
http://www.heycanihavetendollars.com/

Quote
o comment on the above post bob-i don't want to be off-topic ;D 8) ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 03, 2007, 05:54:15 AM
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Hey, Can I Have Ten Dollars?

 A further investigation showed that she is also known as DJ Kelle Marie, playing at the Zúbar, a Dallas danceclub.
Whether this is going to work for Kelly, I don't know. Currently the total amount of money she has gathered is $85
http://www.heycanihavetendollars.com/

Since she dj's at a Dallas dance club, I don't think she needs my $10.    ::)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 03, 2007, 11:54:04 PM
A virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years. The map will show for the first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period.
Based on a synthesis of the mtDNA and Y chromosome evidence with archeology, climatology and fossil study, Journey of Mankind tracks the routes and timing of migration, placing it in context with ancient rock art around the world.
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on July 04, 2007, 02:25:42 AM
A virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years. The map will show for the first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period.
Based on a synthesis of the mtDNA and Y chromosome evidence with archeology, climatology and fossil study, Journey of Mankind tracks the routes and timing of migration, placing it in context with ancient rock art around the world.
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/

(http://i17.tinypic.com/66ac29j.jpg)
How can anyone fall for this BS (baloney stuff)?  PM me if you want Truth.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on July 06, 2007, 02:49:32 AM
Something to think about.
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2007/07/whos-holding-bag.html?ref=patrick.net
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 07, 2007, 12:51:19 AM
just realized tomorrow my time is 07/07/07-how often does this happen ??? ::) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on July 07, 2007, 01:39:44 PM
Hi Dan,

My lucky number is 8, so I have to wait until 08-08-08, what's another year?
You see this from the positive side, but for the pessimistic of heart, seven is a hatch number, so the meaning then reads "hatch hatch hatch".

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2007, 01:54:46 AM
I went out to do a little golfing but wound up
shooting some big game instead:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Bunny.png)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 09, 2007, 07:47:15 PM
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At the course where I play golf, there is a rabbit that has been hanging around the green of hole #7 for a couple of years. It always hops away slowly as we approach the green.


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 09, 2007, 08:03:47 PM
guess bob was having rabbit stew for supper ;D :D :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2007, 10:07:38 PM
I went out to do a little golfing but wound up
shooting some big game instead:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Bunny.png)


Nope, I only hunt with my camera.  :)

Charley,
This golf course is part of my property... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 10, 2007, 12:10:42 AM
Shot some myself yesterday at 05:10 a.m. the Heron patrolling the pond looking for goldfish for breakfast.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 10, 2007, 07:40:40 AM
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Nice, Bob    :D

A rabbit would be in grave danger on my property. As an example, back in Feb when my cat was still less than one year old, it brought me a present one day ... a full grown fox squirrel! Dead, of course.


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: xiaochugang on July 10, 2007, 07:52:52 AM
funny... ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 10, 2007, 10:00:57 AM
Questions with no answers  ::) ??? 8) :o

Why is it called a TV set when there's only one?

If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

Can a guy named Nick have a 'nick 'name?

If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?

If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, and it runs someone over, does it stop to help them?

Do vampires get AIDS?

Why do people never say "it's only a game" when they're winning?

If you accidentally ate your own tongue, what would it taste like?

Are zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?

Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can't go that fast on any road?

If Wile Coyote had enough money for all that Acme crap, why didn't he just buy dinner instead of chasing Road-Runner?

How can you hear yourself think?

If you had x-ray vision, but closed your eyes, could you still see?

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?

If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

If 4 out of 5 people suffer from diarrhea does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

What's a question with no answer called?

Why is a square meal served on round plates?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up 10 times every hour?

If mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?

Why is Charlie short for Charles if they are both the same number of letters?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?

Can you cry under water?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 10, 2007, 10:08:44 AM
one of my favorite tv shows is now online...good luck 8) ??? ::)
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
 Select one of 5 children as your teammate. Then select a category. After 2 rounds of answering the questions correctly, you will have to choose a new teammate.
Each teammate has a category in which they are knowledgeable. Select the correct answer and hit the red button to 'Lock In' your answer.
I must say it was a relieve to find out I'm smarter than a 5th grader ;D ??? http://www.fox.com/areyousmarter/features/index.htm
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 12, 2007, 09:28:30 PM
1907 - One hundred years ago          (http://i17.tinypic.com/4kdxh82.jpg)

The year is 1907.  One hundred years ago.  What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1907 :
The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!  Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.' ( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !

Now I present this list to you (received from someone else) without typing it myself, and give it to you and others all over the United States,  Canada and the world in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
IT STAGGERS THE MIND, EH ?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 14, 2007, 04:44:16 PM
Play an online version of ABC's 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'
http://dl.shoutfile.com/dqZpa4xD.swf
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 14, 2007, 04:49:17 PM
http://symptoms.webmd.com/symptomchecker
Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions. To get started, click on male or female, find your age, then the part of the body that is troubling you. Use the Symptom Checker to select parts of the body where you are experiencing symptoms.

Remember, the Sympton Checker does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 17, 2007, 07:49:25 PM
world clock.... http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.htm
note..the bug running around the screen is a visual effect-don't damage your monitor ::) ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 19, 2007, 07:25:29 PM
Wal-Mart Introduces “Bloat-Free” Budget Computer
Bloat-free seems to be a new trend these days, first with Dell offering an option to opt-out of some of the unnecessary “stuff” and now with Wal-Mart’s new budget computer. With back-to-school shopping season just around the corner, Wal-Mart’s decision to sell a PC for under $300 is simply smart.
Yep, that’s right, a computer for under $300. Of course this isn’t for the intensive user, it’s for the user who just needs a computer for word-processing, Internet access, and email. In other-words, this is one of the most affordable, basic options for a student.
The bloat-free computer is an Everex IMPACT GC3502 that will come with Windows Vista Home Basic installed, as well as OpenOffice.org version 2.2. I can’t think of a better way to introduce open source software than to put OpenOffice.org on a computer geared towards students.
Eugene Chang, Everex product manager said, “In creating the eco-friendly GC3602, our main focus was to build a no-compromise, back-to-school PC with all the software applications a typical student would require, without resorting to bundling frivolous trial versions or increasing prices 30 percent.”
Specs:

1.5 GHz VIA C7 CPU
1 GB of DDR-2 SD RAM
80 GB hard drive
DVD burner
I just checked Wal-Mart’s website, and the computer isn’t available quite yet, but it will be shortly
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 19, 2007, 09:53:02 PM
3D Mailbox: So bad it's...bad....this is one for you tednelly ;D
It's hard to know where to start when trying to describe the new free email client 3D Mailbox. Even after finding ourselves slack-jawed at the website and the video of this software in action, we still wanted to reserve final judgment until we'd actually had a chance to get under the hood and check it out for ourselves. Although we were never able to actually get the software to work, despite trying it on four different PCs, it's probably just as well because what little time we did spend with 3D Mailbox had us reaching for our antacids faster than you can say, "Who thought this up
continue reading the rest of it...surely not gonna try :o  http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/07/19/3d-mailbox-so-bad-its-bad/
http://www.3dmailbox.com/

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Happy-Dude on July 19, 2007, 11:00:04 PM
Heya guys, didn't know where to put this post, but I think this topic suits it well:

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Your-Sleeping-Position-Betrays-Your-Personality-60016.shtml

The link is on a Softpedia news article on that the positions people take while sleeping may reflect on their personality.

Me, I sleep in a mix of the "yearner" position and the "freefall" position. I was surprised on that it does seem very close to being correct to me ...

EDIT-
Well, now that I really think of it, it seems that I am more closer to the yearner position than the log, and I still sleep in freefall, so I'll edit that.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 20, 2007, 02:51:26 AM
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Your-Sleeping-Position-Betrays-Your-Personality-60016.shtml
here's your link ;)
nice article-i don't know which one-closest one would be-Other subjects (5 %) said they had variable sleeping positions....

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 21, 2007, 01:49:24 AM
Flaming Cursor  ::) ;D
When you surf the Internet to much, too fast, and you click on every link possible, you know what's going to happen sometime?
Your cursor might get a little bit hot. http://www.flamingcursor.com/

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on July 24, 2007, 09:04:46 AM
Hi web forum members,

Want to keep that video: bookmark this: http://keepvid.com/

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 24, 2007, 01:45:46 PM
(http://i10.tinypic.com/6h3up3m.png)  ??? ::) ;D

http://www.hallpass.com/media/thestupiditytest.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2007, 02:13:03 PM
guess bob was having rabbit stew for supper ;D :D :o
No rabbit stew and I guess he must like it here.  ;D
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 24, 2007, 02:57:59 PM
where's the rest of the rabbit's family bob-already been in the stew pot ??? ;D
looks like he's scared or something-like someone is getting ready to chase him down :o

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2007, 11:23:48 PM
Have you greased your babies today? (http://members.shaw.ca/anabw/grease.htm)

( Turn on your Speakers )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 25, 2007, 10:16:38 PM
We Got Email......................

The Stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon brought the stranger to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger...he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry.

The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.
Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... Not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked.. And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures. His name?..............

We just call him, "TV." (http://i19.tinypic.com/61kf6mo.gif)

P. S. He has a wife now....We call her "Computer" (http://i19.tinypic.com/54d5q1k.gif) too much coffee damian ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on July 27, 2007, 08:07:48 PM
Hi webforum folks,

Looking for MP3, nice site: http://www.jimmyr.com/mp3.php

Also here Google your best friend. Go there until p2p gonna be phased out, they will find an excuse to do it.

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2007, 11:19:55 PM
If Oil Prices increase Further....... (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/GasPricesConsequences.htm)  ;D :'( ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on July 27, 2007, 11:36:58 PM
Yep, bob3160,

This is coming to Europe sooner, where we pay 65% tax on gas, and you cannot fill up with sunflower oil, while that is cheaper to buy. Your reality will come when oil prices equal those of champagne.

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2007, 12:21:50 AM
But I can live without champagne.  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 29, 2007, 03:10:24 AM
As Seen on TV! Uncle Booger's Bumper Dumper
Hitch a portable toilet to your car's bumper. Patent pending!
The Bumper Dumper® is not just an accessory, it's a necessity. Whether you are a hunter, fisherman, camper, or off- roader, the Bumper Dumper is a great item for all outdoor enthusiasts. It's great to have on construction sites, traveling with kids,or at the beach. Anywhere you may need to go while on the go the Bumper Dumper® is a must have item. Just a trailer hitch receiver on the back of your vehicle with a Bumper Dumper®, and no more squatting in a bush, no more unstable, flimsy, rickety,under sized porta potty,and no more smelly unsanitary outhouses. Just plug the Bumper Dumper® into your hitch receiver and the comfort of home is there when nature calls....
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just what you need out in the wilderness of new mexico bob ;D
http://www.bumperdumper.com/bumper2.htm

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 08, 2007, 10:41:45 PM
Michelin's New Tires - See-through and air-less!
(http://www.ministryoftech.com/images/tweel.jpg)

http://www.ministryoftech.com/2006/10/14/michelin-tweel-is-the-airless-tire (http://www.ministryoftech.com/2006/10/14/michelin-tweel-is-the-airless-tire)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 11, 2007, 02:13:15 PM
*Two moon on 27 August*
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 2 7 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
 
Don’t miss it …….
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 22, 2007, 07:48:53 PM
on my next trip to saturn (http://i10.tinypic.com/6b8uvqo.gif) i'll get a few as spares ::)
Spaceship Batteries
If you're looking for a particular battery, Battery Bob is the guy.
For example, how about an oh-so-hard-to-find Inter-Galactic Spaceship battery? It's only $50 million.
http://www.batterybob.com/product.asp?intProdID=999901
Note: Do not confuse this with an Intra-Galactic Spaceship battery. Although they look similar, this $10 million item is good for only 1 million light years of travel.
http://www.batterybob.com/product.asp?intProdID=999902

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: szc on August 22, 2007, 09:29:08 PM
*Two moon on 27 August*
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 2 7 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
 
Don’t miss it …….


Unfortunately this is not true... (part about the size). The truth is that is will be closer than ever, but still it's going to be just one small red dot on the sky...  Just another urban legend circulating through emails. Read more about it here:

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp (http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 22, 2007, 09:52:42 PM
thanks for the info Sasha...maybe i will just make a trip to mars (http://i12.tinypic.com/505euqg.gif) and save on those batteries(from post on previous page) ;)
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The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287
let's see 58 now-how old will i be then ::) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 22, 2007, 10:13:25 PM
*Two moon on 27 August*
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 2 7 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
 
Don’t miss it …….


Unfortunately this is not true... (part about the size). The truth is that is will be closer than ever, but still it's going to be just one small red dot on the sky...  Just another urban legend circulating through emails. Read more about it here:

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp (http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp)
Thanks Sasha, I should have looked first.  :-[
Would you settle for this instead ?
Total Lunar Eclipse: August 28 2007 (http://www.hermit.org/Eclipse/2007-08-28/)

This is true.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 23, 2007, 04:37:28 AM


... Don't do anything just watch.

You have to wait a few moments before it starts. Just sit back and enjoy, no scrolling no clicking...


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 23, 2007, 11:23:43 AM
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Don't do anything just watch
watch what bob ::) ??? this bug running around ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 23, 2007, 07:42:34 PM
Groaners.................


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1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.
4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."
6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"
7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'"
"That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."
"Is it common?"
"Well, It's Not Unusual."
8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning."
"I don't believe you," says Dolly.
"It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.
9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.
10. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
11. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"
The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"
12. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.
13. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
14. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!"
15. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
16. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off.
"Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."
17. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal."The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."
18. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him.... a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
19. DejaMoo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
20. ...And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 23, 2007, 11:53:18 PM
Sorry guys it worked fine when I first posted it ???  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on August 24, 2007, 04:34:33 AM
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Bob, it was working for me yesterday after you posted it. But, it does not work now.


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 27, 2007, 04:00:25 PM
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2007Aug28/TLE2007Aug28.html extra info to bob's post on top ;)

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 27, 2007, 05:46:14 PM
duh ::)
Who says beauty contestants have no brains? The South Carolina Miss Teen USA answers a question.
http://xo.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/video-miss-sout.html
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us."

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 28, 2007, 03:43:40 PM
A Nice Gesture  http://jeroenarendsen.nl/index.php

A Nice Gesture is a website by Jeroen Arendsen who is currently working on a gesture recognition project at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
The language of gesture is rich in ways for individuals to express a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection. Every country in the world has its own set of gestures. The way people gesture is part of the culture of a country. A gesture which looks very normal to you might be offensive in another country.
When you meet someone for the first time in the Netherlands, you would start off by shaking hands. Generally you would remain at about the same distance as while still shaking hands. People tend to make eye contact, but while talking, one can look away occasionally in order to create a comfortable situation.
The Dutch are considered to be very direct in conversation. Foreigners often tend to interpret this Dutch directness as rudeness, yet the Dutch never realise that others might feel offended. This directness is a well-appreciated form of openness in the Netherlands.
In other words, we ask straight questions and we want straight answers. Oh, and when greeting someone of the opposite sex, it is customary to give three alternating pecks on each other's cheeks

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 28, 2007, 05:57:55 PM
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Oh, and when greeting someone of the opposite sex, it is customary to give three alternating pecks on each other's cheeks
Nice gesture but I hate all that bending over....... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 28, 2007, 07:09:43 PM
Motion Portrait: Talking heads on a creepy new level (http://i15.tinypic.com/4qgap7n.jpg)
Someone apparently thought there was plenty of room for innovation in the "Flash-driven creepy talking head ad" space, and Motion Portrait has certainly picked up the reigns. check out the real deal at Motion Portrait's site,"and be sure to move your mouse over her and ring the bell" ::)
The obvious advantage here is a stunning aesthetic boost; this digital secretary moves in a way no other talking head presentation has, even while talking. Still, hope to see this far more advanced tool used with restraint when it comes to advertising on the web (and let's face it: it will come to that). No matter how real or natural presentations like this may seem, they can still be a thorn in a site's experience and drive visitors away if they start blabbing immediately or simply won't shut up.
Motion Portraititip- hat's off to the impressive work you've done in the creepy talking head space. Let's just hope you can recommend some equally impressive advice on restraining the use of these to the marketers who come a'knockin'.
http://www.motionportrait.com/e/
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Nice gesture but I hate all that bending over.
no comment ;D
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 29, 2007, 07:38:44 PM
Here are some statistics from my photobucket acct:

Account Dashboard

Total Pictures and Videos: 5452
Monthly Hits: 10000
Album Size:

384 MB (7%)
5 GB

Monthly Bandwidth: 184 MB
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 02, 2007, 11:29:37 AM
Google Earth Flight Simulator
Did you know there's a flight simulator embedded within Google Earth? Along with the latest update comes a hidden feature which is not to be found in the release notes.
You have to install the latest version of Google Earth, start it up and hit Ctrl+Alt+A. If you're running OS X it's Command+Option+A. At first it didn't work for me but when I pressed Ctrl+Windows key+A this dialog popped up-picture on left side....
The flight simulator comes with two aircraft options, a F16 Viper and the SR22 propeller airplane. You have the option of commencing the game from your current location in Google Earth or you can pick from a list of 27 pre-determined runways. Joystick support is availabl
A comprehensive description of this Google Earth feature can be found at Marco's Blog.
http://marco-za.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-earth-flight-simulator.html

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 04, 2007, 12:22:11 AM
An excellent time-waster  ;D
 
http://www.zefrank.com/byokal/kal2.html (http://www.zefrank.com/byokal/kal2.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on September 04, 2007, 02:12:22 AM
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Thanks, Bob ... that was a great time waster. It's an amazing piece of programming.    :)
I have always enjoyed kaleidoscopes and have collected a few over the years.


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EDIT:

The rest of www.zefrank.com/ should also be checked out as there are some very interesting things there.    :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 08, 2007, 01:07:59 AM
Back in February Firefox hit 300 million downloads, and now 7-months later it is rolling the counter over again as they hit 400 million downloads! Of course that is the number of downloads the browser has, and doesn’t actually represent the number of users. Actually Mozilla recently posted information regarding things they’re trying to do to improve their user retention rate, and the graph they provided implies that they have around 40 million users…just 10% of the number of downloads.
Now it is time to go onward and upward! April 15th, 2008 is my estimated date that Firefox will hit 1/2 billion downloads. And we should see 1 trillion downloads sometime in the year 8049 if their current growth rate continues.
Congrats to Mozilla and the Firefox team! Keep up the great work, and I’m looking forward to Firefox 3 which is expected later this year.
http://news.com.com/8301-13580_3-9773836-39.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 08, 2007, 11:43:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4vDClhnJjs WOT and phishtank safe....
Officials confirm that all online data has been lost after the Internet crashed and was forced to restart.
this is not for real ::) :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2007, 12:55:50 AM
The English Language
(And you thought it was easy  ;D )

Ode to plurals

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England.
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns down,
in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on September 11, 2007, 01:49:32 AM
And for all of that, my admiration for all those posting in English when that isn't their first language.

Also, someone once said, America and Great Britain, people separated by a common language.

Buns in England taste nice, but you would get a strange look in America if you said your buns taste nice ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2007, 04:27:13 AM
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Also, someone once said, America and Great Britain, people separated by a common language.
Very true David ... ;D
I've munched on some 'Buns' here that tasted pretty good... ;D  :-[  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 17, 2007, 04:42:17 AM
Here's your chance to create an adventure featuring your own Kids, Grandkids and, Great Grandkids.
http://www.myabcadventure.com/ (http://www.myabcadventure.com/)

This is the one I just created with one of my Grandkids as a star.  :)
http://www.myabcadventure.com/index.htm?movieid=B8CFD2AB-0B3B-45D6-972A-31E8C3607BA3 (http://www.myabcadventure.com/index.htm?movieid=B8CFD2AB-0B3B-45D6-972A-31E8C3607BA3)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 17, 2007, 04:22:39 PM
When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who
just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not
dried out. Give this a try.

BAKED STUFFED CHICKEN

6-7 lb. Chicken
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good.)
1 cup uncooked popcorn ( ORVILLE REDENBACHER 'S LOW FAT) Salt/pepper to
taste

_____________________________

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush chicken well with melted butter, salt,
and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with
the neck end toward the back of the oven.

Listen for the popping sounds. When the chicken's butt blows the oven door
open and the chicken flies across the room, it's done.

And, you thought I couldn't cook.........
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 18, 2007, 03:04:04 AM
Advances In Shaving
This was invented in 1931, and I think Bob ;D still uses it: Clean Shaves With New Steam Pad.
(http://i9.tinypic.com/6fa8c4l.jpg)     

POSSIBLY THE VERY BEST CHICKEN JOKE EVER ;D
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed.

The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a

satisfied smile on its face.

The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and
says,

'Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question.'
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 21, 2007, 02:17:52 PM
Click on this link to bring back the memories.....

http://objflicks.com/CarsWeDrove.htm (http://objflicks.com/CarsWeDrove.htm)

Flash required and High speed internet access recommended.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2007, 03:31:17 AM
We had an unexpected dangerous visitor this afternoon.
I took a few pictures before we moved the Tarantula to a safe out of the way place.
Next time it shows up it might be as lucky.
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 29, 2007, 03:52:09 AM
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I took a few pictures before we move the Tarantula to a safe out of the way place.
did you feed it first bob (http://i22.tinypic.com/2qd4jsg.gif)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2007, 04:10:33 AM
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I took a few pictures before we move the Tarantula to a safe out of the way place.
did you feed it first bob (http://i22.tinypic.com/2qd4jsg.gif)
No just made sure I wouldn't become the meal.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 29, 2007, 04:18:04 AM
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No just made sure I wouldn't become the meal
he might of enjoyed a large size meal ;D
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 30, 2007, 09:14:56 PM
Taskbar icon size

If you have many open programs, they may clutter your taskbar too much. With this plug-in, you can reduce the size each entry needs inside the taskbar.

Just enter the size, how big the items in your taskbar should be. A good value is "-285" which works for most computers and only shows the icons of the running programs (no text) but depending on your computer, you might even need to decrease this value (e.g. "-1000"). You must restart Windows for this change to take effect.

Generally, you should adjust this value to match your Taskbar size (trial and error may be necessary):

Taskbar size in pixel: 17   This value: -270
Taskbar size in pixel: 18   This value: -285
Taskbar size in pixel: 19   This value: -300
Taskbar size in pixel: 20   This value: -315
Taskbar size in pixel: 21   This value: -335
Taskbar minimum size:     This value: -450 (in my tests).

The Taskbar size can be changed from: Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Item: > Active Title Bar > push the up or down arrows and peek at the Size: box until it looks to your liking > click OK.

To restore the original size, just clear the field.

In Registry: HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\MinWidth
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on October 01, 2007, 02:48:33 PM
So, this bird walks into a store…    (http://i21.tinypic.com/15qsmyx.gif)
… and he steals a bag of Doritos and walks out.
A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop.
The seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn’t looking (so a camera was installed), and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of Doritos.
Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and becomes a feast, for other birds!
The seagull’s shoplifting started early this month, when he first swooped into the
store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips.
Since then, he’s become a “regular”. He always takes the same type of chips.
Customers have begun paying for the seagull’s stolen bags of chips,… because they think it’s so funny!

Help Wanted-might be right for you damian ;D
(http://i20.tinypic.com/2qs8cw1.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2007, 06:38:59 PM
European Soccer Fans
Premier League Calendar for Outlook and Google. (http://www.theworldofmodernmen.com/outlook-google-calendars/premier-league-calendar-for-outlook-and-google/)

Never miss another game.... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2007, 02:48:31 PM
Take me back to the Sixties (http://moreoldfortyfives.com/TakeMeBackToTheSixties.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 05, 2007, 03:09:42 AM
Asteroid Named for Star Trek Star (http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/10/03/asteroid_spa.html?category=space&guid=20071003093030&dcitc=w19-502-ak-0000)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2007, 03:02:50 AM
What Engineers Do When They Retire (http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player.swf?b=10&l=197&u=ILLUMllSOOAvIF//P_LxP92A42lCHCeeWCejXnHAS/c)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2007, 02:20:15 PM
According To The RIAA, We Are All Criminals (http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2007/10/05/according-to-the-riaa-we-are-all-criminals)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 06, 2007, 03:25:16 PM
Well when the only one who is saying you are lunatics, they lock him away in a mental asylum, perhaps we should reserve a place for the RIAA ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 08, 2007, 02:34:26 PM
According to PCWorls, these are The 16 Greatest Moments in Web History (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137824/article.html?tk=nl_wbxcol)
Do you have any to add or substitute ?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on October 10, 2007, 07:35:00 PM
Today is the anniversary of PacMan. On October 10, 1979 this video game was first released in Japan and became a classic hit. The original game name for the US release was planned as Puck Man, but the distributors realized that many people would erase part of the first letter, so PacMan name was used instead, which became classic and virtually synonymous with video games.
                                                             
(http://i22.tinypic.com/t56gk7.jpg) (http://i23.tinypic.com/2u7x1fn.gif)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 16, 2007, 11:37:20 PM
The Best Positions In Bed (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/BestPositionsInBed.html)  :-[ ;D :-[
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on October 17, 2007, 07:04:03 AM
The Best Positions In Bed (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/BestPositionsInBed.html)  :-[ ;D :-[

One word "Excellent"
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on October 17, 2007, 06:44:29 PM
pass the head ;D
http://sheepfilms.co.uk/b3ta/headswap.htm

(http://i24.tinypic.com/2hoh02a.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 17, 2007, 10:32:54 PM
The Best Positions In Bed (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/BestPositionsInBed.html)  :-[ ;D :-[

One work "Excellent"
Thanks.  I thought the little bit of work involved in turning that email into a web page was worth it
to be able to share the fun with lots of folks.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 19, 2007, 02:46:04 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/SeniorsHappyHalloween/clip_image009.gif)
It's almost that time of year again.
Here is A SENIORS HAPPY HALLOWEEN TOP 10 (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Funny/SeniorsHappyHalloween.html) for all to enjoy.
If your one of the Seniors, like me, this'll hit home.  ;D ;D
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 19, 2007, 04:00:48 AM
Strange but interesting (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Funny/GhostlyCarAd.wmv).
 
This is a car advertisement from Great Britain. When they finished filming the ad, the film editor noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist. They found out that a person had been killed a year earlier in that exact same spot.
 
The ad was never put on TV because of the unexplained ghostly phenomenon. Watch the front end of the car as it clears the trees in the middle of the screen and you'll see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road.... Spooky!
 
Is it a ghost, or is it simply mist? You decide. If you listen to the ad, you'll even hear the cameraman whispering in the background about it near the end of the commercial.
 
A little creepy but pretty cool !    KIND OF AN EARLY HAPPY HALLOWEEN THING...

( If you have a heart condition, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU!!! )

If you have the heart and stomach to watch this let me know what you thought of this.  Thanks
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: roro on October 19, 2007, 09:55:40 AM
That certainly was something.  I am still shaking....  I had to use Nero Media Player to open the file, nothing else would do it. I just updated Windows Media Player to 11, and now it will play the wmv file.

Ro Ro (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d186/LuvlyLass/Smileys/36_2_39.gif)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 19, 2007, 01:47:37 PM
Hi roro,
You could also have used AlShow available from here (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/ALShow.exe)   (Free)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 19, 2007, 01:56:15 PM
Quote
This is a car advertisement from Great Britain. When they finished filming the ad, the film editor noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist. They found out that a person had been killed a year earlier in that exact same spot.

Probably killed by some plonker driving on the wrong side of the road, then.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 19, 2007, 01:58:43 PM
Frank,
You have to see it to appreciate the significance of the story.  :) ;D :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 19, 2007, 06:13:17 PM
Quote
You have to see it to appreciate the significance of the story.

I did. I saw a car driving on the right. Which, if it was filmed in GB, means on the wrong side of the road.

I looked very carefully but I didn't see any ghosts.  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: sanctuary24 on October 19, 2007, 06:23:43 PM
Guaranteed to wake you up :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on October 21, 2007, 07:42:01 PM
(http://i23.tinypic.com/2yo1xtw.gif) how true is this ::) ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 23, 2007, 03:04:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/BlueVista.png)
Music available from:
http://media.thechrispirilloshow.com/mp3/BlueVista.mp3

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 24, 2007, 04:06:34 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/NewYorker/clip_image009.jpg)
Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker. (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/IAmANewYorker.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 24, 2007, 07:15:35 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Wildfires.png)
A disaster of enormous proportions. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac31fe3357571)
IMHO, this will also have major widespread effects of an environmental nature for many years to come.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2007, 04:01:16 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/HH.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: oldman on October 27, 2007, 04:26:46 AM
Thanks bob, I needed a laugh.

Mind if I borrow it?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2007, 04:42:11 AM
Thanks bob, I needed a laugh.

Mind if I borrow it?
Pass it along. Make someone else smile.  ;D
That's what I did. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 28, 2007, 03:20:47 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/HHH.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 28, 2007, 05:08:39 PM
I went to a Halloween party last night.
Here are a few pictures.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Halloween01.png)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Halloween02.png)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Halloween03.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 28, 2007, 11:06:56 PM
Hi bob3160,

An alternative for your start menu: http://www.executor.dk/
Executor is not really easy, but so versatile web developers may love it, make all the sort of shortcuts you want.

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 31, 2007, 02:29:47 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Waiting.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 01, 2007, 01:20:35 AM
Happy Halloween to all your Ghost's and Goblins  ;D ;D ;D
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Halloween2007/?action=view&current=489665bf.pbw (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Halloween2007/?action=view&current=489665bf.pbw)
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 01, 2007, 11:59:52 AM
HERO (http://www.youtube.com/v/QZFkZiwMLZ4)
Keep watching until the last         
drop of paint is put in place. Make sure your sound is turned up.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 01, 2007, 12:10:52 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Pete.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 06, 2007, 12:57:28 AM
N.J. man gets two years jail for AOL spam scam (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6216799.html?tag=nl.e550)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 09, 2007, 01:45:50 PM
Black Friday Sales (http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/11/06/black-friday-sales/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 09, 2007, 11:40:51 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Cookies.jpg)
Cookies (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/COOKIES.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 10, 2007, 01:52:51 PM
NEW WORDS FOR 2008  :

Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)!!!

BLAMESTORMING
Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard .

SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles.

PRAIRIE DOGGING : When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

MOUSE POTATO : The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.

IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are Annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

ADMINISPHERE : The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error Message "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be located.

GENERICA : Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.

OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an email by mistake).

WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.

CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on November 10, 2007, 03:12:17 PM
I absolutely love the last one, Crop Dusting, I'm still smiling and laughing inwardly whilst writing this.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 11, 2007, 03:19:10 PM
Fight for Kisses (http://www.ffk-wilkinson.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 15, 2007, 04:13:07 AM
Restoring your monitors brightness (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/RestoringYourMonitorsBrightness.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on November 22, 2007, 03:01:44 AM
Police Arrest Suspects in Natalee Holloway Case (again) Nov 21, 6:33 PM (ET) (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071121/D8T2C1MG0.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 22, 2007, 02:21:50 PM
Black Friday is coming (http://bfads.net/)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 27, 2007, 02:08:29 PM
How poorly the Government safeguards you security isn't only a concern in the US as is
obvious by the following recent disclosure:
U.K. government reveals its 'biggest privacy disaster. (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6219772.html?tag=nl.e550)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on November 27, 2007, 02:27:03 PM
The biggest that they have been caught out at that is, if they could possibly have kept this under wraps you bet we wouldn't have found out.

Interestingly I read in today's newspaper, that this, sending unencrypted CDs in the mail with zero tracking and the CDs lost has happened before from the same HMRC department. The subsequent enquiry said that this would never happen again (lessons learnt and all that) only for unencrypted CDs to go missing in the post and zero tracking again.

On the first occasion by all accounts it only involved about 25,000 records. So in the latest case they have surpassed themselves with 25 million records, 1000 times worse that the first security fiasco from the department that said this was a one off incident and would never happen again.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 29, 2007, 01:22:58 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/PandoraChristmas.png)

Classical Christmas      Listen Now (http://dbm.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=898390&l=37517&ctl=168E53C:C77675BAEA81A23B4B6B59BC7FD0E4BA050542759970026E)
Rockin' Holidays          Listen Now (http://dbm.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=898390&l=37517&ctl=168E53F:C77675BAEA81A23B4B6B59BC7FD0E4BA050542759970026E)
Swingin' Christmas     Listen Now (http://dbm.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=898390&l=37517&ctl=168E53E:C77675BAEA81A23B4B6B59BC7FD0E4BA050542759970026E)
Jazz Holidays             Listen Now (http://dbm.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=898390&l=37517&ctl=168E53B:C77675BAEA81A23B4B6B59BC7FD0E4BA050542759970026E)
Country Christmas     Listen Now (http://dbm.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=898390&l=37517&ctl=168E53D:C77675BAEA81A23B4B6B59BC7FD0E4BA050542759970026E)

Have a wonderful Holiday Season.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 30, 2007, 02:32:02 PM
Al Gore's Website Hit by Spammers (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/27/climate_change_hack/)

I wonder if you can blame this on "Global (s)Warming  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 30, 2007, 05:54:42 PM
I just found another Monitor Cleaner (http://home.versateladsl.be/bavertel/fun/swf_ani/monitor_cleaner.swf).
Hope you can use it.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on November 30, 2007, 07:23:35 PM
My screen was nice and clean now its covered in saliva ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Staind on December 01, 2007, 03:10:41 AM
Just to point out Pandora is only available in the USA.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on December 03, 2007, 04:46:22 AM
Google Immortal
I tell you, those Google people think of everything. Check out this new service: Google Immortal. http://retardouche.com/gmortal/overview.html
The loss of a loved one can be a troubling thing. The grief, inconvenience, and loneliness brought on by the sudden separation from a spouse, colleague, or even a casual acquaintance often causes a profoundly negative effect on productivity and quality of life. However, here at Google we have a solution: Google Immortal (or Gmortal). Gmortal allows you to continue making decisions, communicating with loved ones, and even maintain your blog long after you expire.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on December 04, 2007, 03:53:09 PM
A complete list of things caused by global warming
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

(http://i8.tinypic.com/8f4ajhu.jpg) ::) ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on December 07, 2007, 01:55:16 PM
Flash-Matic Tuning
Does anyone use Flash-Matic Tuning (by Zenith)?
It seems like a pretty nifty idea. No wires or cords. I've got one of these on my hose, but I haven't tried it with the TV.
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1581781381&context=photostream&size=l

(http://i7.tinypic.com/6tn9gdg.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 08, 2007, 02:25:08 PM
Interesting stats.
Michael Jordan having "retired," with $40 million in endorsements, makes $178,100 a day, working or not. 
If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.
 
If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll, make $18,550 while he's there.  If he decides to have a 5-minute egg,
he'll make $618 while boiling it.
 
He makes $7,415/hour more than minimum wage.
 
If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.
 
If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $200 every second.
 
He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round. 
He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100-meter dash in the Olympics, and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon. 
This year, he'll make more than twice as much as all U.S. past presidents for all of their terms combined.  Amazing isn't it?
 
However...
 
If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 500 years, he'll still have less than Bill Gates has at this very moment.
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 12, 2007, 05:47:52 PM
Roger's Jukebox

"I've always been twenty minutes ahead of my time."

Listen to some of Roger's greatest hits right now, from your computer.... with live intro's from Roger himself. You don't need a nickel but you do need the Flash player.

http://www.rogermiller.com/jukebox.html

"King of the Road" is my favorite, it's just a coincidence the song mentions my home town. ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 14, 2007, 02:33:39 PM
Commodore 64 turns 25 (http://www.cnettv.com/9742-1_53-31708.html?tag=nl.e404)
My start was the Commodore Vic 20 which was the 64's forerunner.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on December 16, 2007, 11:04:27 AM
***

I started with a Commodore 64! Well, at least for a home computer.    :)

C64 > C128 > A1000 > A500 > PC from 1995 on


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on December 16, 2007, 09:49:05 PM
Vudu
Vudu is a new product that brings movies right to your living room without the need of a computer. It means no trips to the movie store, no waiting for movies in the mail. All that’s required is a TV, a Vudu unit, and a broadband Internet connection.  Priced at $399, the Vudu could turn out to be the next “big thing” in movies. Especially with all of the HD content they offer
may get one if i see it at a lower price locally....
http://www.vudu.com/
http://speedtest.vudu.com/cdn1/

(http://i10.tinypic.com/6q08idi.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on December 17, 2007, 02:03:10 AM
http://j-walkblog.com/images/famouspeople.jpg     click on jpg to enlarge....

how many famous people can you recognize ::) ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 27, 2007, 02:15:16 AM
Red sky at night, Sailors delight.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/RedSkyAtNight.png)


I guess we can expect a nice day tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2008, 02:40:08 AM
Korean Freestyle Slalom Rollerblading
http://www.glumbert.com/media/koreanfreestyle (http://www.glumbert.com/media/koreanfreestyle)

Simply amazing.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2008, 02:53:42 AM
Great Quotes From Great Leaders
http://www.greatquotesmovie.com/ (http://www.greatquotesmovie.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 05, 2008, 04:04:15 PM
(http://www.i4u.com/images/2007/sony-oled-tv-review.jpg)
TV on a diet
The Sony XEL-1 (http://www.i4u.com/article13251.html) is an 11 inch OLED display that is only 3mm thick.
Other stunning performance indicators include a dramatic 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a low 45W power consumption.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 08, 2008, 02:35:44 PM
Highlights from CES 2008 (http://ces.cnet.com/)

Link not suggested for dial-up users.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: szc on January 08, 2008, 10:50:55 PM
Red sky at night, Sailors delight.

...
...
...

I guess we can expect a nice day tomorrow.  :)

Same image with few more details...  ;D

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 09, 2008, 12:11:27 AM
Very pretty Sasha but I saw that sky before you... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: szc on January 09, 2008, 03:22:48 AM
True, true... but I saw these first  ;D All these were taken from my balcony... click on a thumbnail to see full size images.

(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/IMG_0448.3de.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=IMG_0448.3de.jpg)

(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/IMG_0451.875.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=IMG_0451.875.jpg)

(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/IMG_0457.e16.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=IMG_0457.e16.jpg)

(http://images6.theimagehosting.com/Toronto_Sky.th.jpg) (http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=Toronto_Sky.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 09, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
Very pretty. Thanks.  :)

Spyware free of charge at Sears and Kmart (http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/bills_links_and_more/2008/20080109_the_softer_side_of_spyware_from_sears_kmart.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 13, 2008, 07:50:41 PM
Gas Prices Around The World (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/GasPricesAroundTheWorld.html)

Locally I'm paying $2.95 Per gallon.
How much are you paying ?   
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: micky77 on January 13, 2008, 09:11:45 PM
Gas Prices Around The World (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/GasPricesAroundTheWorld.html)

Locally I'm paying $2.95 Per gallon.
How much are you paying ?   
In the UK,its roughly £1 per litre. 4.5 litres = 1 UK gallon = £4.50 =$ 8.80 a gallon, plus a UK gallon = 1.2 US gallon.I make that just over $7 equivalent US gallon.I could be wrong. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on January 13, 2008, 09:47:09 PM
Just put some in and it was £1.049p per litre £4.76 for an 8pint Imperial gallon.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on January 14, 2008, 05:38:52 AM
$1.50 per litre in South Australia plus 4 to 8 cents Discount depending on where you buy your groceries 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 14, 2008, 03:07:12 PM
Amazon signs DRM-free MP3 deal with Sony (http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/gazette/2008/20080114_amazon_sony_deal_completes_mp3_sweep.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 16, 2008, 02:16:07 AM
The MacWorld Expo is this week and Apple kicked it off with some new and updated products:

iTunes Movie Rentals:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131580/2008/01/itunesmovierentals.html

New (and  cheaper) AppleTV:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131582/2008/01/appletv.html

New iPhone FIrmware:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131581/2008/01/iphoneupdate.html

And the best of all:
The new MacBook Air, The world's thinnest laptop :P
http://www.macworld.com/article/131583/2008/01/macbookair.html


EDIT: Almost forgot Microsoft started Shipping Microsoft Office 2008 today for Mac :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on January 17, 2008, 12:45:04 PM
10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10881-6075621.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on January 17, 2008, 01:01:06 PM
Quote
They're for their for there

I worked for a short time in a bank in the UK and the internal emails that went around were quite shockingly illiterate: 'they're', 'their' and 'there' were all used interchangeably.

Fortunately these people were only required to cut and paste from canned answers were corresponding with the public.

There are some people on this forum who need to take note of #6, I'm afraid.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 30, 2008, 02:42:48 PM
FBI warns of rise in phone-based 'vishing' attacks (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewarticlebasic&articleid=9057918&source=rss_news50)

Some sound advice:
Just because it looks like your bank, talks like your bank, and walks like your bank, no longer means that it is your bank.
The best way to be sure is to never deal with unsolicited incoming calls or click through to unsolicited emails.
If you receive an email or telephone call from "your bank", call them back by looking up the number on your own.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on January 30, 2008, 03:03:30 PM
FBI warns of rise in phone-based 'vishing' attacks (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewarticlebasic&articleid=9057918&source=rss_news50)

Some sound advice:
Just because it looks like your bank, talks like your bank, and walks like your bank, no longer means that it is your bank.
The best way to be sure is to never deal with unsolicited incoming calls or click through to unsolicited emails.
If you receive an email or telephone call from "your bank", call them back by looking up the number on your own.

He He.

I get calls from my bank. They always start, "Just to confirm your identity, please could you tell me your date of birth?" "Sorry, I don't give out personal information over the phone", I reply, "and, anyway, how do I know you're who you say you are?" "We can't talk to you if you won't confirm your identity", they say. "You're the one who wanted to talk to me", I reply, "What did you want to talk about?" "It's just a courtesy call to let you know about some of our...." "No, thanks." Click. Brrrrrr.

Always pisses them off!

Banks are going to have to stop doing this cold calling trying to sell crap otherwise who's going to be able to tell the difference between a real bank asking for personal info and a spammer asking for personal info?

Of course one day I'm going to be in trouble when the bank phones up to ask me if I've just bought a plasma TV in Florida and I refuse to tell them my d.o.b.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 30, 2008, 03:49:20 PM
A great way to stop unsolicited calls from telemarketers is to do
the following:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/audio/play/5848 (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/audio/play/5848)

I bet this telemarketer will never call this phone number again.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 06, 2008, 03:56:29 AM
For all of you who voted on Super Tuesday, I hope you followed this advice:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/VoteWisely.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on February 06, 2008, 01:22:51 PM
bob-you forgot to throw in a few cases of this ;D (http://i31.tinypic.com/25z1klw.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2008, 12:55:46 AM
My next computer (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141628/article.html)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on February 12, 2008, 04:00:21 AM
My next computer (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141628/article.html)  :)

Gee you don't want much Bob  ;)

Aussies not allowed bugger!!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on February 12, 2008, 04:53:09 PM
My next computer (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141628/article.html)  :)

Make sure you inform the local power company so they can be ready for the power spike if you win it ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2008, 03:17:09 AM
We have a storm brewing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/AngrySky2-13-08.png)

Can you tell ?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on February 14, 2008, 04:45:17 AM
We have a storm brewing.

Can you tell ?

No doubt created with the power in My next computer   ::)

Nice pic
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2008, 03:29:55 PM
We have a storm brewing.

Can you tell ?

No doubt created with the power in My next computer   ::)

Nice pic
I use an Olympus D-490 Zoom camera (http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D490/D49A.HTM) for all of my pictures.
I then view them using  IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/) and use the same program to shrink them to a reasonable size.
Once I've reduced the size, I use Snagit to capture the picture and send the finished picture to
PhotoBucket (http://photobucket.com/).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/HAPPYVALENTINESDAY5.gif)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 15, 2008, 03:15:08 PM
Here's your chance to check out the inside of the Spacestation:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_InsidetheSpaceStation.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/?action=view&current=InsidetheSpaceStation.flv)

Click the image to start the video
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Aswami on February 15, 2008, 03:31:55 PM
Very Relaxing; thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 15, 2008, 04:39:39 PM
Here's your chance to check out the inside of the Spacestation:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_InsidetheSpaceStation.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/?action=view&current=InsidetheSpaceStation.flv)

Click the image to start the video

Thanks Aswami,
You're right, the music brings back some memories.

Welcome to the forum.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 17, 2008, 02:56:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/NPMoon.png)

A scene you will probably never get to see.
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point.
You also see the sun below the moon.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Negeltu on February 18, 2008, 03:53:29 AM
Sorry bob that is a work of art.  It isn't a photo of what it says it is.  You can find it on the artists web site here http://nielsen.sp01.ab-webspace.de/gallery/details.php?image_id=63
It was created using Terragen.  You can tell it's fake because if the sun is visible along with the moon then what is behind the earth to cast earths shadow on the moon to make it a crescent?
It sure is beautiful though.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 18, 2008, 03:18:31 PM
Hi Negeltu,
Your correct. Maybe that's why the first sentence is:
"A scene you will probably never get to see."
It is actually a painting.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 19, 2008, 01:37:15 AM
(http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/images/lunareclipse/koehn_EST_strip.jpg)

Weather permitting, on Wednesday/Thursday you'll be able to enjoy the last total lunar eclipse until 2010.

According to NASA, the event should be visible "from South America and most of North America (on 20 February) as well as
Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (21 February).
Partial eclipse kicks off at 8.43pm EST on Wednesday (1.43am GMT Thursday),
with total eclipse beginning at 10.01pm EST (3.01am GMT) and wowing the crowds for about 50 minutes.

The eclipse ends at 12.09am EST (5.09am GMT) on Thursday. NASA has a schedule for other timezones. (http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/13feb_lunareclipse.htm)

I hope to post some pictures here after the event.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Negeltu on February 19, 2008, 05:04:55 AM
Hi Negeltu,
Your correct. Maybe that's why the first sentence is:
"A scene you will probably never get to see."
It is actually a painting.  :)

Ah.. I thought the first sentence was because most of us will never ever see the north pole in person.  ;)  Anyway... she did a wonderful job.  I wasn't so good with Terragen.  I've used Bryce a lot though.  Do you know if she did a paint over?

Here is more of her work if anyone is interested.  http://www.zazzle.com/inganielsen
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on February 23, 2008, 02:52:17 AM
Something to amuse Bob. ;D
http://producten.hema.nl/

Wait for the cup to fall over. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 23, 2008, 03:24:35 AM
Something to amuse Bob. ;D
http://producten.hema.nl/

Wait for the cup to fall over. :)
Very cute :) Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2008, 11:23:51 PM
Top 5 Music Web Sites

    * Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/)
    * Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/)
    * AccuRadio (http://www.accuradio.com/)
    * Project Playlist (http://www.projectplaylist.com/)
    * Clear Channel Music (http://www.clearchannelmusic.com/)

Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 08, 2008, 10:35:30 PM
Women In Film (http://glumbert.com/wii/view.php?name=womenfilm)

Flash and high speed access required.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 09, 2008, 02:43:12 PM
Here's a bit of nostalgia for you all... A 8080 / Z80 emulator. (http://www.schorn.ch/cpm/intro.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 14, 2008, 10:14:56 PM
First pictures of Enceladus (http://content.zdnet.com/2346-9595_22-192002-1.html) (Saturn Moon)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 15, 2008, 06:45:33 PM
Why not ask for the Off Topic forum to be re-opened?  Then these topics could be posted legally once more!    By the way, on my screen, almost all the postings here and on the Off Topic forum are dated yesterday morning; does anybody else see this?  Interesting!!!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 15, 2008, 07:04:19 PM
Why not ask for the Off Topic forum to be re-opened?
You're new here ;D
There are quite some users that would be happy if that occurs.
Alwil team seems not to be moving toward this direction.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 15, 2008, 08:00:40 PM
Well, is it OK then to post trivia occasionally on the general topics forum without being afraid of being reprimanded?  I get the feeling that Alwil team is looking the other way --- and so it seemed logical that there should be a forum for it --- maybe it could be called "Trivia", for example.   ::) ??? 
And do you know why all the dates on these old topics show yesterday's date ( at least on my page)?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 15, 2008, 08:07:54 PM
Not only those old posts have yesterday's date, my profile shows that same time as the time I registered and just about every place there is a time for anything, it is yesterday's date and the same time in the morning ---- what's going on?  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 15, 2008, 08:42:10 PM
my profile shows that same time as the time I registered
Is your profile correctly set?
Is your computer time and date correct?

Well, is it OK then to post trivia occasionally on the general topics forum without being afraid of being reprimanded?
You'll see we talk about other softwares and hardwares from time to time... there are limits but they don't seem to interfere unless it very much off topic.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 15, 2008, 09:23:44 PM
I don't know what I'm doing that is not correct, but each time I go over it and type in the month and day, year, hour, minutes, seconds, and click change , it just sits there and that time is then on most posts all over the forums.  ??? :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 15, 2008, 10:02:02 PM
but each time I go over it
Where?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 15, 2008, 10:24:01 PM
I don't know what I'm doing that is not correct, but each time I go over it and type in the month and day, year, hour, minutes, seconds, and click change , it just sits there and that time is then on most posts all over the forums.  ??? :-\ :'(
Go to your profile information > Look and Layout Preferences and adjust according to your time difference.


Click picture to enlarge
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 15, 2008, 10:48:44 PM
Thanks, Bob!!!    I was typing in my time etc. and apparently it should be left blank ---
anyway, all dates have gone back to normal.  :)
And thanks for your input, Tech!!!  I took a screenshot of the profile change I was trying to do, but I can't find a way to post it --- couldn't copy and paste --- so now I don't need to post it anyway. :D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 15, 2008, 11:00:45 PM
I don't need to post it anyway.
Click additional options and choose the screenshot file you've saved in your disk.
The size limit is 200kb.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 15, 2008, 11:02:55 PM
If you saved the screenshot in an image editor (like MS Paint) as a gif/jpg file then you can attach it to your posts.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 16, 2008, 12:21:15 AM
I saved it as a text file in my documents, and I opened additional options, browsed, clicked open, and then what?  It showed the file in the blank space for attach;, but I can't get a preview--- red letters say the message body was left empty --- am I supposed to put a message in the reply message body, and the attachment will post, too?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 16, 2008, 12:27:03 AM
I saved it as a text file in my documents
You can't save a picture as text file... you will lose it.
Choose any picture format that forums allow to upload.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 16, 2008, 12:58:23 AM
Success.  :) Very good
Here's another helpful link:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=8982.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=8982.0)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 16, 2008, 02:12:17 AM
But, Guys, this is not a picture; we are talking about the time, how to set it properly.  It is working now, but I am trying to learn how to copy my screenshot of the text in my profile just to figure out the system. First, I did the screenshot so it would show "WHERE" as Tech had asked, and I saved it as a text file in my documents, then found that there is no way to copy and paste it, so I am trying to find a way to post it so I'll know next time --- but it is all text, no picture. I see that it posted in an unreadable size, so now what? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: oldman on March 16, 2008, 02:24:19 AM
A screenshot is a picture of yoour screen. Use paint(or similar) to save it as a jpg.

Click on the image you attached to your post.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 16, 2008, 02:41:26 AM
Absolutely fascinating!  Thank you very much!!!
And, Bob, I have been reading your link; I'll get this terminology down yet, but another day --- have to go ----
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 16, 2008, 03:08:16 PM
but I am trying to learn how to copy my screenshot of the text in my profile just to figure out the system.
You can use Gadwin PrintScreen to get a screenshot (http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/) or the free version of WinSnap 1.1.10 (http://www.filehippo.com/download_winsnap/?2173).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 17, 2008, 01:11:51 AM
How good is your math (http://static.videoegg.com/ted/flash/fullscreen.html?v=/ted/movies/ARTHURBENJAMIN-2005&cid=/ted/movies) ???

Highspeed internet access and Flash required.

I had trouble keeping up with him with a calculator.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2008, 02:57:31 PM
Find out Where any Telephone Number is Physically Located
This free service works for numbers worldwide.
http://www.tp2location.com/ (http://www.tp2location.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 19, 2008, 10:10:40 PM
For Tech,   Thanks, have you ever checked out FastStone Capture?   It's free (or was when I downloaded it, anyway) and I get good quality screenshots.  My problem has dissolved now, but I was trying to copy from my documents and I couldn't find a way to copy; I didn't have a problem with getting a screenshot --- but it's all in the past now!   Thanks; you are apparently always available to offer help --- how do you (and the others) do it? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 20, 2008, 12:12:05 AM
have you ever checked out FastStone Capture?
Yes, but I'd rather stay with the free version of WinSnap 1.1.10 (http://www.filehippo.com/download_winsnap/?2173).

you are apparently always available to offer help
Not all the times I'm logged I'm at the other side of the computer ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 20, 2008, 02:23:17 AM
Quote
Yes, but I'd rather stay with the free version of WinSnap 1.1.10 (http://www.filehippo.com/download_winsnap/?2173).
Is there a reason you would like to share with us on this side of the screen?  I'm always wanting to know "why ---"; maybe I haven't grown up yet !!!

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 20, 2008, 02:41:58 PM
Quote
Yes, but I'd rather stay with the free version of WinSnap 1.1.10 (http://www.filehippo.com/download_winsnap/?2173).
Is there a reason you would like to share with us on this side of the screen?  I'm always wanting to know "why ---"; maybe I haven't grown up yet !!!
Do you mean why I keep WinSnap?
Well, it's free, saves the file automatically to the designed folder, take a lot of screenshot types (region, active window, etc.). It would be perfect if it takes timed (scheduled) screenshots (but some people will think it will become a spy tool...).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 20, 2008, 02:59:20 PM
Thank you; WinSnap does sound excellent.  If you have the time, would you please explain what "region" means? It may be a term related to photography, or?  It's probably really dumb of me, but I simply don't know what it means in this context.   ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 20, 2008, 03:55:27 PM
Hi Lady Leddy,
Region simply means a selected portion of your screen rather than the full screen.
Hope that helps explain the term.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 20, 2008, 08:12:09 PM
WinSnap options...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 20, 2008, 08:35:02 PM
Thank you, Bob, that was my guess --- glad you confirmed it.  FastStone is much the same, giving options of all kinds. It doesn't automatically save to a specific folder, allowing the user to decide what to do with the screenshot, but I like the options.  FastStone was recommended to me because of it's excellent quality shots --- by a really smart guy just like you and Tech and the other faithful helpers here on Avast ! ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 20, 2008, 11:17:07 PM
Your welcome Lady Leddy.  :)
Remember, the last Free version of FastStone Screnn Capture (version 5.3) is still available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg269917#msg269917 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg269917#msg269917)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lady Leddy on March 21, 2008, 04:34:41 AM
I'm happy to see that I have the last free version;  and now I also see that you guys know all about FastStone!  :) I haven't needed all the features it offers yet, but I'm glad they are there for any time in the future that I may need them!  I leave, shaking my head in wonder that you, Tech, are not impressed enough to use it!   ??? ::) ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 21, 2008, 04:19:33 PM
Quote
I leave, shaking my head in wonder that you, Tech, are not impressed enough to use it!
I've been using SnagIt (http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp) for many years but it's not free.

If I didn't already own this great program, I would most likely be using FastStones's ScreenCapture program.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 21, 2008, 05:36:26 PM
Second one for the paid version of SnagIt currently on version 8.

Some time ago there was an offer of a free copy of an older version (worth watching out for) probably in the hope you will upgrade.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 21, 2008, 07:43:44 PM
Quote
Some time ago there was an offer of a free copy of an older version (worth watching out for) probably in the hope you will upgrade.
Unfortunately that offer has been "withdrawn by the manufacturer".  :'(

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 21, 2008, 08:22:46 PM
Very sad, I think once people try SnagIt they will stick with it and possibly upgrade.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 28, 2008, 02:28:17 AM
Golf 101 (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/?action=view&current=golf-1_1.flv)

Should we call these "Tiger Rejects"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on March 28, 2008, 04:24:24 AM
Golf 101 (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/?action=view&current=golf-1_1.flv)

Should we call these "Tiger Rejects"  ;D ;D

Good laugh Bob......some of the situations look a tad familiar!!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2008, 11:56:39 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Techsupport01.png)

No wonder so many people come here for help..... ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 10, 2008, 11:18:10 PM
The least expensive gas in your zip code
 
This is pretty cool. Yes, it even works in Hawaii ! 
Just enter your zip code in the site below, and it tells you which gas stations
have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area.
 
It's updated every evening.
 
http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx (http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on May 11, 2008, 05:46:24 PM
Hi bob3160,

Ever had a girl follow every move of your cursor with eyes. See for yourself here:
http://cubo.cc/

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 11, 2008, 05:52:13 PM
Hi bob3160,

Ever had a girl follow every move of your cursor with eyes. See for yourself here:
http://cubo.cc/

pol
She's got the most bloodshot eyes of any one I've ever seen....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on May 11, 2008, 06:03:01 PM
Hi bob3160,

What eyes would you have if you had to follow that amount of cursors through that site?

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 09, 2008, 04:32:31 PM
I remember when ...... (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146496/article.html?tk=nl_wbxsld)  ( I used to own one of these :) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2008, 04:44:04 AM
A.A.A.D.D. (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Funny/AAADD.html)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 16, 2008, 04:44:35 AM
Helpful hints…
==============================
 
A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a
Knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.
(hmmmmmm...)

============================================
Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords . It keeps them
Neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to. 
(Use paper towel rolls for large cords.)

============================================
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put
Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
Refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)

============================================
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder , put it in the freezer for
A few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The
Wax will fall out.

=================================================
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped
In baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).

====================================
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt
BLUE!) use rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

=============================================
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of
Scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw
Away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would
Be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely!
In fact, I have also noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'', too!!

=============================================
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry!   Just pour a little hydrogen
Peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works
Every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL

======================================
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal
For inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows
On a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.

=======================================
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely
Light scent in each room when the light is turned on.

========================================
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will
Smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels
And linen.

=======================================
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
Hours prior to burning.

=======================================
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
Flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
And leave your artificial flowers looking like new!   Works like a charm!

=======================================
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet , simply add a drop or
Two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to
A boil on stove top.

======================================
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
In tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

=======================================
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will
Keep for weeks.

=======================================
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
Corn's' natural sweetness.
                       <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Another option for corn on the cob:   Remove about half the shucks!  Cut each end off the corn
and put corn (with shucks) in microwave.  Microwave about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per ear.
Remove from Microwave using a "hot mitt".  Continuing to hold with "mitt" - remove
Shucks - silks are easily brushed off.  Serve immediately.   Deeeeelicious!

.=====================================
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
Forehead. The throbbing will go away.

=======================================
Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future
Use in casseroles and sauces ........ Left over wine? What's that? :)

=======================================
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area
And you will experience instant relief.

======================================
Ants, ants, ants everywhere .. Well, they are said to never cross a
Chalk line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or where-ever ants
Tend to march. See for yourself.

======================================
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,
Leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

======================================
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and
then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

==================================
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........
Clean a toilet.
Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.
The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous  China.

=======================================
Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water
and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

======================================
Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the
jewelry for two minutes.

=======================================
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak
for an hour (or longer, if necessary).

====================== ==============
Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the
drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes,
and then run the hot water.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 23, 2008, 10:51:58 PM
Broadband Providers Cap Monthly Usage (http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146752/article.html?tk=nl_wbxblg)

Just another example of big business socking it to the public.
If the big Oil companies can get away with gauging profit margins,
why not let the big Telecommunication companies join the bandwagon.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on June 23, 2008, 11:29:48 PM
A large number of UK ISP has a limit included in the package, some as low as 3GB some 5GB. There are however, some that purport to be unlimited, and some of those then pop-up the unreasonable use clause (what is unreasonable about using the supposed unlimited download they advertised) to ditch high bandwidth users.

The UK has only recently started offering broadband mobile where the user has a USB dongle to connect, most of these also start at a 3GB limit with an arm and a leg required should you go over that limit.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 25, 2008, 12:32:42 AM
Fill your car for $1.10 a gallon? (http://news.zdnet.com/2422-13748_22-191798.html?tag=nl.e550)

Hopefully I'll still be alive when this actually happens. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 25, 2008, 12:37:00 AM
The lightbulb of the future? (http://news.zdnet.com/2422-13748_22-192842.html?tag=nl.e550)
Luxim's plasma lightbulb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 26, 2008, 01:59:53 AM
How does Apple get away with this badware behavior? (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1335&tag=nl.e622)
All of this just for a security update....... :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 26, 2008, 08:11:22 PM
How does Apple get away with this badware behavior? (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1335&tag=nl.e622)
All of this just for a security update....... :o
No Different than a program having Google or Yahoo toolbar checked by default ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on June 26, 2008, 08:42:21 PM
You're joking right, a bit different a toolbar (measured probably in KBs) to one or two full blown applications measured in the tens of MBs almost 95MB.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 26, 2008, 09:35:04 PM
You're joking right, a bit different a toolbar (measured probably in KBs) to one or two full blown applications measured in the tens of MBs almost 95MB.
Same idea. Wether its a tool bar, or a Full application such as Safari or Microsoft Silverlight.  Lots of companies use this tactic. Microsoft, Adobe, Sun, Google, etc. Apple is just joining the host of other companies already doing it.

We may not particularly like the way these companies do it, but its not hard to uncheck the box.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: lee20 on June 26, 2008, 10:13:40 PM
I must admit i am inclined to agree its not hard to uncheck a box, but then again for some it can be, most people won't know if they need it or not, or even how to use the programs properly.

But mac is right in saying alot of companies do it, we use norton anti-virus at work (yuck), and when i was renewing the subscription it turned out updating to version 2008 was cheaper so i went ahead, low and behold the next screen confirmed my purchase, i had to click NO to confirm it......
If i had done what most people had done and clicked yes (because lack of reading) it would of installed norton internet security at a bigger price....

So, apple is only playing alone, someone just put them in the spotlight recently.

--lee
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 27, 2008, 12:31:44 AM
Quote
We may not particularly like the way these companies do it, but its not hard to uncheck the box.
Tagging something as a security update and throwing in the kitchen sink isn't
exactly looking out for the consumer. It's big business at its worst.... IMHO
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 27, 2008, 06:39:44 AM
Quote
We may not particularly like the way these companies do it, but its not hard to uncheck the box.
Tagging something as a security update and throwing in the kitchen sink isn't
exactly looking out for the consumer. It's big business at its worst.... IMHO
If you look Apple is not tagging it as a security update. Its Clearly marked New Software.


(http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/images/apple_wasu.png)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 28, 2008, 03:09:27 AM
Quote
We may not particularly like the way these companies do it, but its not hard to uncheck the box.
Tagging something as a security update and throwing in the kitchen sink isn't
exactly looking out for the consumer. It's big business at its worst.... IMHO
If you look Apple is not tagging it as a security update. Its Clearly marked New Software.


(http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/images/apple_wasu.png)



This is the Applke Software Update Module.
What does NEW software have in common with an update of something you already have installed
on your system ???

Why not leave the items unchecked by default and give me the opportunity to check them if
I should want to also install the other products ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 28, 2008, 03:17:44 AM
Quote
This is the Applke Software Update Module.
What does NEW software have in common with an update of something you already have installed
on your system

Why not leave the items unchecked by default and give me the opportunity to check them if
I should want to also install the other products


You said Apple was tagging them as Security Updates, I posted the photo to prove that they are labeling them as new software and not updates.

As to why they are checking them by default? I don't Know, Why does Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Etc? Most likely they are thinking  some users will not notice, and then try the software and use it. Much like Adobe/MS/Google Etc.

Dirty Move? Yes. Is apple the First or the Only one Doing it? No.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 28, 2008, 03:22:42 AM
Quote
Dirty Move? Yes. Is apple the First or the Only one Doing it? No.
Fully agree with you Mac. 
It's dirty pool no matter which Company plays these tricks on their customers.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 04, 2008, 03:18:34 AM
The next time you receive some spam and have a little time on your hands,
try what this person did....
http://publishing.yudu.com/Freedom/Aih7i/DeleteAtYourOwnRisk/ (http://publishing.yudu.com/Freedom/Aih7i/DeleteAtYourOwnRisk/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 04, 2008, 09:56:37 AM
***

What Apple is doing is no different than Windows Update ... with one exception. Windows checks nothing and asks you to check what you want. Apple checks all and asks you to uncheck what you do not want.

How hard is either to do? Not hard at all as both are the exact reverse of each other. In both cases, it is not at a all hard to read, decide what you want or do not want, and make your choices. Why is it that no one complains that Windows Update makes you check what you want instead of doing it for your lazy butts? (By the way, please do not take that personally as it is not meant to be.)

I do not own nor use any Apple products but I feel it is unfair to accuse Apple of doing wrong when it is doing practically the same as too many other companies.


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 04, 2008, 05:04:24 PM
Quote
Why is it that no one complains that Windows Update makes you check what you want
Because they leave the choice of the downloads up to the consumer.
Without any action, nothing is downloaded. That's the way it should be.  :)
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 04, 2008, 08:52:34 PM
***

Quote
Why is it that no one complains that Windows Update makes you check what you want
Because they leave the choice of the downloads up to the consumer.
Without any action, nothing is downloaded. That's the way it should be.  :)
 


Which is part of the problem, Bob ... no one wants to be responsible for the actions taken. It is far easier to place the blame on others such as Apple, Windows Update, etc for downloads the consumer later did not want installed.

Each computer user, and especially those regulars on forums such as this, should be advocating the use of responsible actions for the security of our computers and of those who come here for help. It is each consumer's responsibility for the security of their computers as well as what is downloaded onto their computers no matter in what form the download is presented. The picture Tech posred clearly shows the difference in the downloads available. God forbid a consumer should have to read, think, and make a few mouse clicks to uncheck unwanted downloads that are clearly categorized.


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 05, 2008, 07:01:47 PM
I guess it's hard to understand:
if it's not checked, it wouln't be downloaded

If it's checked by default it will be downloaded

The first option (unchecked) can't do any harm to your system if you select the download
or update button.

The second option get's you the download and the junk you most likely didn't want.

This has nothing to do with Apple vs Microsoft.  It's all about looking out for the consumer not "Big Business"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on July 06, 2008, 09:26:58 AM
***

Ok, Bob, you win. It's not hard at all for me to understand. I get your point but I guess you do not get mine nor the points the others posted. I'll not debate this subject anymore as this is my last post on the subject.


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2008, 04:23:00 PM
I seem to have run into a problem with my email.  ;D
Can any one help ???

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/NoEmailToday.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 09, 2008, 04:43:40 PM
Bob-is that cat a cousin of Garfields ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 10, 2008, 04:21:39 PM
I really don't know Dan. You know more about Garfield than I do.
Is there any family resemblance ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 10, 2008, 06:01:45 PM
Quote
Is there any family resemblance
none it looks like-except the cat is sleeping-which garfield does alot of and the cat is not fat like garfield who also eats alot ::) ;)

click on pic to 8) what happens ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 13, 2008, 07:12:29 PM
You Be The Driver
Do you have what it takes to be a BMW Sauber F1 team driver? Take on the three challenges of this online game - reaction, pit stop, and race - to determine if you have the nerves, precision and speed to compete in the world of F1.
You Be The Driver by Intel in cooperation with BMW Sauber. http://www.youbethedriver.com/

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2r38h20.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 15, 2008, 02:21:56 PM
A UPS Warning

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/UPS.png)

Careful, it's getting dangerous out there.  :( :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 15, 2008, 04:17:26 PM
There is a Topic on the forums about a similar UPS thing a UPS Invoice, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37096.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37096.0).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 30, 2008, 02:33:41 AM
This puts the Olympics' balance bar to shame.  Don't miss the final routine. 

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PRJxJdgc4Ng&feature=related (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PRJxJdgc4Ng&feature=related)

High Speed Internet access required.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 01, 2008, 03:11:34 AM
Internet Photos
 Fake or Real?
(http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/InternetPhotosFAKEorREAL.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 01, 2008, 03:26:07 AM
Got 7 wrong ;D I couldn't believe the Glass toilet cubical was real.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 01, 2008, 03:35:57 AM
Got 7 wrong ;D I couldn't believe the Glass toilet cubical was real.
Me neither and I have no intention of either using or watching it..... :) :-[ :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 06, 2008, 05:00:17 AM
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1646&tag=nl.e539)
Will it make a difference ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on August 07, 2008, 03:35:03 AM
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1646&tag=nl.e539)
Will it make a difference ???
Well it could have a big difference if it goes as planned. But if Malware writers get their hands on the information too(Insiders?), it would just give them advance notice too :-\
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on August 07, 2008, 10:18:49 PM
Mozilla Looks Beyond Firefox With Aurora Browser

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2327333,00.asp

Wasn't Firefox 3 just released?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 07, 2008, 10:39:46 PM
If you sit and wait resting on your laurels others will pass you by. IE 8 is about to go into beta two and windows 7 (although not a browser) is in development and MS hasn't got the adoption of Vista that it would have liked.

IT is a fast moving business.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on August 07, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
Quote
The key components of Aurora include: natural interaction, continuity, multi-user applications, and context awareness.
Will it be only a browser or a suite of on-line applications? If the last is true, well, Firefox could stay there as a fantastic browser...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 08, 2008, 01:52:18 AM
11 free Windows Live services (http://microsoft.msn.com/Key=15797.Smn4.Q.CY.GMHyGf)
A Hotmail e-mail address, whether it's @hotmail.com, @live.com, or something else, is also called a Windows Live ID.     
   You can use your Hotmail address to sign into any free Windows Live service
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 24, 2008, 11:38:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/President.png)
Since I don't care for any of the choices in this years election,
I've decided to run for President. I hope I can count on your vote. :)
http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/Welcome to The Gostischa Family Online.htm (http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/Welcome to The Gostischa Family Online.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: jerry12 on August 25, 2008, 01:01:34 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/President.png)
Since I don't care for any of the choices in this years election,
I've decided to run for President. I hope I can count on your vote. :)
http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/Welcome to The Gostischa Family Online.htm (http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/Welcome to The Gostischa Family Online.htm)
that was good Bob.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 25, 2008, 01:12:40 AM
Thanks, does that mean I can count on your vote ???   ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 25, 2008, 03:09:48 AM
Thanks, does that mean I can count on your vote ???   ;D

I will vote for the Senator from the State next to yours.

However, if you will make a campaign promise to reopen the off-topic forum.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 25, 2008, 03:48:33 AM
Quote
However, if you will make a campaign promise to reopen the off-topic forum.... Grin Grin Grin
I don't control that and don't intend to promise something I can't fulfill.
I guess that's different from any of the candidates now running.... ;D

If you want off-topic, you could always go here (http://com2.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum/).  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: L. J. Kruidenier on August 26, 2008, 10:45:44 PM
I don't understand the articles. Can you help me please?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 27, 2008, 06:25:17 AM
I don't understand the articles. Can you help me please?
What articles ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 30, 2008, 12:24:15 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/15033031.jpg)

Boycott-- this will work!!

Help me in boycotting Anheuser-Busch since they are sellouts to a foreign
country.

Drop your beer off at my house & I will dispose of it. We'll teach those sob's  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 30, 2008, 12:42:00 AM
Sorry Bob but i won't be able to drop these off at your doorstep ;)
Wonder if they are part of the buyout ::) ??? ;D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_airrunner/174915900/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 01, 2008, 10:07:12 PM
Clearly, politics is a game that is being played at our expense.
For that simple reason, it's always nice to be able to laugh at the political game. 
 
I ain't schmart enough to engage in all of the back and forth wordy rhetoric concerning the relative merits of the two candidates,
Odrama (the eloquent candidate that is an empty suit) and McCane (the old candidate that is a poster boy for term limits),
but the following web site (cut an paste it) says it all:
http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/VoteHere.htm (http://home.comcast.net/~MySharedFiles/VoteHere.htm)

If after you've seen this, you still can't decide who to vote for,
don't feel bad, I can't either.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2008, 12:55:20 AM
HEMA is a Dutch department store. Take a look at HEMA's product page.
You can't order anything ... and it's in Dutch -- but just wait a
couple of seconds and watch what happens.  Don't touch the mouse or
key arrows, it is all automatic!!  This company has a sense of humor
and a great computer programmer.  Turn on your sound!

click on or copy and paste:
http://producten.hema.nl/  (http://producten.hema.nl/)

Damien,
You could probably buy something from them since this is close to home. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on September 11, 2008, 05:48:07 AM
***

Hmmm ... that looks familiar, Bob.    ;)

See here ...

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg279510#msg279510


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2008, 06:47:45 AM
Good memory CharleyO  ;D
But we have added quite a few new users since then.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2008, 02:12:17 PM
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in
a We Deserve It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000
bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman
and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a
We Deserve It Dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.
But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college - it'll be there
Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth
Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company
that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of
trickling out
a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by
one of our candidates for President.
If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S
Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion
We Deserve this Dividend more than  the geniuses at AIG or the politicians in Washington DC   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on September 28, 2008, 02:27:22 PM
Hi viewers of this particular thread,

Been at a page, don't wanna see it again, don't want the cookies of it, no memory of it in the history, just like I never been there, possible by downloading this add-on from here: http://site.voila.fr/closeforget/media/closeForget_0.5.0_fx.xpi
Further info at http://site.voila.fr/closeforget/index.html
Seems to me a nice add-on for our friend bob3160,

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 28, 2008, 02:36:24 PM
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in
a We Deserve It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000
bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman
and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a
We Deserve It Dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.
But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college - it'll be there
Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth
Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company
that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of
trickling out
a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by
one of our candidates for President.
If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S
Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion
We Deserve this Dividend more than  the geniuses at AIG or the politicians in Washington DC   ;D ;D
That all a$$umes that there is someone in charge that knows math and logic.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2008, 03:21:52 PM
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Damian
Most sites I go to require cookies.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on September 28, 2008, 07:55:39 PM
Hi bob3160,

Understand, you are not blocking cookies there, you clean everything out after you had enough of that page and do not wanna see it, just works like the cache cleaner but then for that particular site, you can go anywhere you want with this.
What you mention is when you do not accept cookies, or go there with Distrust add-on, but this is completely different,

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on September 29, 2008, 07:39:15 AM
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in
a We Deserve It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000
bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman
and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a
We Deserve It Dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.
But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college - it'll be there
Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth
Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company
that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of
trickling out
a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by
one of our candidates for President.
If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S
Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion
We Deserve this Dividend more than  the geniuses at AIG or the politicians in Washington DC   ;D ;D
That all a$$umes that there is someone in charge that knows math and logic.

The problem with that is the US is in huge debt: ever citizen owes a bundle of cash to people in all the other countries who lent them money. If the US government let AIG go bottom-up, AIG's international customers would lose out, and the rest of the world would come knocking on America's door, asking for their money back, and Bob would be looking at a demand for the personal repayment of a part of that huge debt, as would every US citizen, rather than dreaming of free money.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2008, 04:12:28 PM
Quote
Bob would be looking at a demand for the personal repayment of a part of that huge debt, as would every US citizen, rather than dreaming of free money.
No I would not. I didn't authorize this debt.  ;D
Had I made this loan, I would now have two choices.
1. Make arrangements to repay it or,
2. Declare bankruptcy if I couldn't pay it.

AIG has the same options so do all other Corporations.

Their mishandling of funds isn't my doing it's theirs so let them figure out how to resolve it.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on September 30, 2008, 06:51:13 AM
Let's try to explain why AIG cannot be allowed to fail.

The whole financial sector exists based on a completely volatile and ill defined commodity called trust.

You and I deposit our money in a bank (because most folks think it is silly to stuff it in the mattress these days).  You and I trust that when we want our money again the bank will give it to us.

Meanwhile the bank takes our money and loans it to others.  The bank trusts that we (at not least all of us) will want all our money back at once and trusts that the loan will be repaid with the interest expected.

It is the interest from the loans (plus other fees they charge us for allowing them to hold our money) that makes the profits of the bank. 

Sometimes people do not repay their loans (remember it was our money that was loaned) so the law requires that banks make allowances for bad loans and keep enough liquid reserves to meet our needs when we want our money back.

Seeing the large pile of liquid assets that banks had sitting around the executives of the banks came up with an idea.  They could make a lot more money for the bank if they could loan out that money and get interest on it.  If they made a lot more money then the executives would get a lot more in bonuses and stock options.  What was the problem? The law.  The answer - let's buy the lawmakers (whose souls have been bought many times over by the corporate sector and are willing sellers to anyone with money).

So, the lawmakers were sold on the idea "if we get an insurance company to insure our loans so that if they are not repaid then the insurance company will cover the loss can we keep less money in liquid assets to pay our depositors?".  Having greased the palms of the lawmakers with silver it was made so. 

Guess which company is the insurer of choice for the loans of the major banks of the world?  None other than AIG.  Insurance too rests on trust.  People trust that the insurance company will pay up if needed.

If AIG goes under then so do the insurance policies on the loans of the major banks of the world.  Without those insurance policies almost all banks would become legally insolvent instantly and in the jurisdictions of most major economies would be required to be seized by local authorities and cease to carry out business (like Washington Mutual here in the US, almost like Wachovia today and like others in Europe).  Imagine a month end where virtually no company in the US and Europe could get the money to make payroll.

So that is why the government is running so scared and needs to bail out AIG.  It is the price we taxpayers pay for allowing our lawmakers and regulators to be bought and agreeing to companies continuing to exist that are "too large to fail".

By the way - you may think that institutions like the FDIC here in the US (and its equivalents in other countries) would take care of depositors.  Again the FDIC is an insurer - it is based on trust.  The simple fact is that the FDIC did not (and does not) have enough funds left in its (legally defined) limits to cover the potential of a Washington Mutual failure - which is why WaMu had to be sold instantly (and carry on business without involving the FDIC) and why Wachovia has been described legally as "not failing" (but was on the verge of doing so - and a couple more days of customers demanding their money would have done it).

The commodity that has failed so dramatically is trust.  Whatever happens next - it will take time to rebuild it - and where is there an FDR when we need one?       
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2008, 04:44:49 PM
Bailing out "fatcats" is never a good idea.
Beefing up FDIC if needed makes sense.
Donating funds to institutions who have made bad loans for the sole purpose of
being able to charge fat interest rates is NOT a good idea.
If you can't pay back your mortgage because it never should have been granted in the first pace,
then declare bankruptcy and let the bank hang.
Sorry, but if you and I took care of our finances in the same manner as all these business that are in financial
trouble, we would not get bailed out. 
Why should they?

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on September 30, 2008, 04:56:02 PM
Quote
Bob would be looking at a demand for the personal repayment of a part of that huge debt, as would every US citizen, rather than dreaming of free money.
No I would not. I didn't authorize this debt.  ;D
Had I made this loan, I would now have two choices.
1. Make arrangements to repay it or,
2. Declare bankruptcy if I couldn't pay it.

AIG has the same options so do all other Corporations.

Their mishandling of funds isn't my doing it's theirs so let them figure out how to resolve it.



I was talking about the US national debt:

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/ (http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/)

AIG didn't make a loan: it insured some banks against home owners defaulting on mortgages. Those mortgages turned out to be duff.

Some of those duff mortgages were repackaged and sold to banks in countries outside the US- which are now suffering. AIG is an international company and if it went under, the world would suffer.

With the US hugely in debt, it can't risk pissing off the rest of the world, because it needs to borrow more, so sorry Bob, your pipe dream is never going to happen.

As Time said: They had a party, now you're going to pay...

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1842123,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1842123,00.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2008, 11:30:21 PM
Quote
because it needs to borrow more, so sorry Bob, your pipe dream is never going to happen.
All the more reason to say know and deny the bailout.
If you can't and wouln't bail out the little guy, then why treat the big boys any differently?
The other countries that bought these faulty loans also have no right to bailed out. "Sorry Charley"  ;D
Title: Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on)
Post by: Rumpel on October 01, 2008, 02:38:40 AM
An interesting article from Calender of Updates (http://www.calendarofupdates.com/)

Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on) (http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar&code=showevent&event_id=44514)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2008, 02:59:07 AM
Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on) (http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar&code=showevent&event_id=44514)
Yeah... when you buy apples you could carry oranges to your home ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on October 01, 2008, 03:46:41 AM
 Apple Threatens to shutdown the iTunes Music Store (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/09/30/apple_threatens_to_shutter_itunes_over_proposed_royalty_hikes.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2008, 03:59:53 AM
Quote
"Apple may want to sell songs cheaply to sell iPods," he notes, "[but] we don't make a penny on the sale of an iPod."
I wonder if their greed will ever stop. Next they'll demand payment for their used toilet paper.....
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 01, 2008, 04:02:01 AM
Quote
Bob would be looking at a demand for the personal repayment of a part of that huge debt, as would every US citizen, rather than dreaming of free money.
No I would not. I didn't authorize this debt.  ;D
Had I made this loan, I would now have two choices.
1. Make arrangements to repay it or,
2. Declare bankruptcy if I couldn't pay it.

AIG has the same options so do all other Corporations.

Their mishandling of funds isn't my doing it's theirs so let them figure out how to resolve it.

I was talking about the US national debt:

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/ (http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/)

AIG didn't make a loan: it insured some banks against home owners defaulting on mortgages. Those mortgages turned out to be duff.

Some of those duff mortgages were repackaged and sold to banks in countries outside the US- which are now suffering. AIG is an international company and if it went under, the world would suffer.

With the US hugely in debt, it can't risk pissing off the rest of the world, because it needs to borrow more, so sorry Bob, your pipe dream is never going to happen.

As Time said: They had a party, now you're going to pay...

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1842123,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1842123,00.html)
Having gone through a personal bankruptcy and still living with its consequences I think I would rather watch Homer Simpson and have Duff beer or two.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 01, 2008, 06:58:13 AM
Quote
because it needs to borrow more, so sorry Bob, your pipe dream is never going to happen.
All the more reason to say know and deny the bailout.
If you can't and wouln't bail out the little guy, then why treat the big boys any differently?
The other countries that bought these faulty loans also have no right to bailed out. "Sorry Charley"  ;D

Bob, the world has you personally by the nads to the tune of $32,637.80.

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

Where do you think that $425,000.00 you plan to award yourself would come from?

From the same people that lent you the $32,637.80.

Now if you tell those people to go whistle while AIG collapses, do you think they're more likely to...

a) happily lend you more money
b) refuse, scowl with an evil grin and apply a tightening grip to you previously mentioned nether regions?

 ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on October 02, 2008, 12:52:31 AM
Infamous vendor of “AntiVirus XP” badware sued

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1980&tag=nl.rSINGLE
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 02, 2008, 01:26:20 AM
I think it should be a suspended sentence.






Hung by the neck until they learn not to do it again, but hopefully it will be a huge financial hit.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 02, 2008, 11:37:54 PM
Infamous vendor of “AntiVirus XP” badware sued

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1980&tag=nl.rSINGLE
I only missed avast into the recommended software there...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2008, 12:07:29 AM
Disguise Your Email Address in Newsgroups, Forums, Blog Comments, Chat

To avoid ending on a spammer's mailing list when you post to a web forum or a newsgroup, you can

    * disguise your email address by inserting something obvious into it.

If my email address is me@example.com, I can modify it to read me@EXAdelete_thisMPLE.com, for example. I will not get spam at that email address since all messages to it will bounce, but people who want to send me an email can still do so after they remove "delete_this" from the address.

Obscuring your email address does make sending mail a bit more difficult. But this is not always a disadvantage.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 07, 2008, 12:13:43 AM
You can use Spamavert Firefox extension...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4533
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2008, 03:24:42 AM
Tech,
That only sets up a temp. email address.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 07, 2008, 03:26:58 AM
Tech,
That only sets up a temp. email address.
But you can't use it... instead, with Spamavert you can...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2008, 03:35:51 AM
Tech,
That only sets up a temp. email address.
But you can't use it... instead, with Spamavert you can...
Can't use what??? the email address I posted is an example of how to disguise your real email address
so that it's usable by a real person when following the instructions but, it's no good to a robot.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 07, 2008, 03:37:55 AM
It's no good to a robot.
Well... we're posting two different things... I'm telling about how to use a real email address (not yours) to receive a mail and do not reveal your own email to spammers...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2008, 04:07:51 PM
Tech,
I think your not understanding the post I made.  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 07, 2008, 09:23:27 PM
Tech,
I think your not understanding the post I made.  ???
Never mind...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2008, 02:34:57 AM
Here's something else you can thank AIG and most of the banking industry for:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/HardTimes.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 10, 2008, 07:10:34 AM
Quote
US debt clock runs out of digits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7660409.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7660409.stm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 10, 2008, 12:04:57 PM
I wish I could figure out how to get the rounding off corrections to be forwarded to my bank account.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2008, 06:55:02 PM
Frank,
This economic crisis is world wide. It's not just something that effects us.
Your stock market is dropping as sharply as ours and the rest of the world is in the same pickle.
The bail out that was passed and approved by both our presidential candidates isn't doing a thing.
One of the reasons the majority of us called our legislators and told them not to pass it.
Even if you don't own any stocks, this will still effect you because your money isn't worth anything any more.


Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 10, 2008, 09:48:02 PM
Imagine what a pickle we'd be in without the 'bailout'.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 10, 2008, 10:44:10 PM
Bob & Frank,

In 1973 a book was written about what is going on in the financial world today, it is titled The Vision (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0515032867/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all) by David Wilkerson.  You will be astonished by how accurate the book is!

The only answer to the mess we are in is 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

The Senator from Illinois would lead us further astray than we are now!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 10, 2008, 11:23:54 PM
Hi rdmaloyjr,

Yes these are these days, read : http://heavenissoreal.info/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=5dfd0e20dd87e61f836011c91d2afa52&topic=3035.0
Will it not later be: "The great Babylon has fallen!"?
We live in exiting days. The only thing I can say is: "Have faith",

polonus

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 11, 2008, 12:34:15 AM
Hi Polonus,

Thank you for that link, you are a friend! :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2008, 01:06:10 AM
I hope Bayblon hasn't fallen as that is the forum theme I'm using ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 11, 2008, 01:12:54 AM
Hi DavidR,

Hopefully there is a difference between your 'Babylon' and "Babylon the Great".
Mind you that after her fall she still continues to be a lurking place for demons and uncleanness.
We find this to be true in false religion today where pagan demonic teachings are promoted
and where immorality runs rampant...

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2008, 01:21:52 AM
Imagine what a pickle we'd be in without the 'bailout'.
All the bailout does is blow up the balloon further so that when it finally explodes ( and it will) it will make
a greater bang.

Rescuing failed banks, insurance companies and, investment firms only leads us down a longer slippery slop.
They can't be rescued. Especially not with worthless paper.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 11, 2008, 01:41:11 AM
Hi bob3160,

It is the system that is failing now. When things are that far out of balance, what would you expect? This had to happen with all the production elsewhere (China etc.), and no real assets to back up the value of what money is pumped around. Now that people are aware of that being the situation, that's why we have this situation, and it is global...so they are seeking a global solution,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2008, 01:44:31 AM
Danien,
The global solution is to let it crash and start a new..... :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 11, 2008, 01:52:49 AM
Interesting 47 minute video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9050474362583451279&hl=en
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2008, 01:59:00 AM
Lets see, 47 minute video @ 1min = xMBs * 47 = yMBs * dial-up @ 3.5-4.0 mins per MB = "oh my god it isn't that interesting" ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2008, 04:15:50 AM
Interesting 47 minute video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9050474362583451279&hl=en

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Balloon.png)

This nicely explains the expanding balloon that I talked about.
They keep blowing it up and up till it finally busts......
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on October 11, 2008, 05:22:52 AM
I'm not sure what "Babylon the great" has to do with the current situation other than that human nature proves itself susceptible to perpetually repeating its mistakes over and again despite the warnings (or - rarely - the encouragement) of the accepted religion "du jour".

Of course the large banks and insurance companies will not be allowed to crash and burn - that is not at all in the interests of the corporate world that still controls the major economies of the globe. Most certainly here in the US they completely dominate the national legislature and the media. 

I have some hope that my vote for the senator from Illinois may, with a majority of my fellow citizens, make a slight difference to improve our lot.  I do not have the slightest doubt that very real change (as it always does) would happen if the banks and insurance companies were allowed to fail as suggested.  The resulting mass unemployment, mass deprivation and poverty would lead to a different structure.  It may even be a better one but let's not underestimate the pain and suffering that its birth would engender. 

The last time we went through such a cycle it took a global war to usher in the eventual real changes.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on October 11, 2008, 05:47:13 AM
Danien,
The global solution is to let it crash and start a new..... :'(

As I've pointed out before, the problem is that the people responsible for the reckless loans have passed the risk on to the rest of the world. The US cannot afford to let the rest of the world take the consequences of the failure of these loans because of its huge national debt- it needs credit and it's not going to get credit if it tells the rest of the world to go hang.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on October 11, 2008, 06:04:40 AM
To follow on from the comments of FreewheelinFrank ,

the really really scary scenario is if the "rest of the world" for which read China, Japan and the oil rich kingdoms of the Middle East stop loaning to the US or worse yet want their money back.  The Iraq and Afghan wars have been largely financed by huge borrowing from the these sources rather than by increasing taxes here in the US (indeed there have been tax cuts here).  US military spending has doubled since the start of the current administration - the money has come from increasing the national debt rather than asking us to pay for it as we go.

If (Heaven forbid) the international community loses faith in US Treasury bonds as a reliable investment (as they have lost faith in just about every other available piece of paper) then we all might as well start looking for candles and learning survival techniques to see us through the next few years.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on October 11, 2008, 08:44:07 AM
Lets see, 47 minute video @ 1min = xMBs * 47 = yMBs * dial-up @ 3.5-4.0 mins per MB = "oh my god it isn't that interesting" ;D

I think it's time we all pitch in and unchain David from his dial-up.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 11, 2008, 09:34:15 AM
Lets see, 47 minute video @ 1min = xMBs * 47 = yMBs * dial-up @ 3.5-4.0 mins per MB = "oh my god it isn't that interesting" ;D

I think it's time we all pitch in and unchain David from his dial-up.  ;D ;D ;D
Do you mean Give him a Loan
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on October 11, 2008, 09:52:37 AM
Let's see if Iceland will give David a bailout for a move to broadband.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 11, 2008, 03:10:43 PM
Hi folks,

Cannot understand why DavidR did not choose the alternative of mobile Internet, stick in the modem USB that come free and pay per month for fa...ast(er) Internet connection, 21% of UK residents have this,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on October 11, 2008, 03:25:20 PM
  Do you mean Give him a Loan


Nahh, I'll call GW and see if we can get him a piece of that 700 billion.  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2008, 03:28:31 PM
Do you mean Give him a Loan


Nahh, I'll call GW and see if we can get him a piece of that 700 billion.

He needs high speed internet access not a balloon.   ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 11, 2008, 05:21:46 PM
Cannot understand why DavidR did not choose the alternative of mobile Internet, stick in the modem USB that come free and pay per month for fa...ast(er) Internet connection, 21% of UK residents have this,

I can:
a) with few exceptions, normal mobile communications aren't great in my area. I guess I'm not in the 21% ;D
b) mobile broadband (3G) communications are even worse.
c) assuming I could get a reasonable connection, cost (I don't need a load ;D I just hate being ripped off) high monthly charge and once they see how long I would be on-line etc. it isn't unlimited connection/downloads, etc.
So you would be likely to have to pay an even higher sum than the monthly charge.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 13, 2008, 02:51:11 AM
It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. ~ Henry Ford
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on October 13, 2008, 07:14:23 AM
***

It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. ~ Henry Ford

So very true !


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 14, 2008, 12:12:15 AM
Hi CharleyO,

This is how hard the financial crisis has hit Japan, monkeys are given jobs:
http://www.youtube.com/v/O1DBuFgt_Ug&hl=nl&fs=1

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 14, 2008, 12:26:23 AM
Do they belong to a union?   Do they have health care? etc. etc.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 14, 2008, 01:27:13 AM
Do they belong to a union?   Do they have health care? etc. etc.  ;D

A very powerful union, they have branches everywhere ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 16, 2008, 03:19:06 PM
Top 10 Websites to Download your Music legally for Free (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/10FreeWebsitesForLegalMusic.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on October 27, 2008, 01:04:49 AM
Australia to filter internet access: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1399635276;fp;16;fpid;0


Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 04, 2008, 01:54:24 AM
For all Americans, a reminder to vote tomorrow!!!

This is so cute, I promise you will love it.  It's totally non-partisan. Don't delete it till the very end, it's not that long.
LET IT RUN UNTIL THE FULL 1 MINUTE AND 8 SECONDS IS DONE.  I PROMISE YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

Click Here: Check out "YouTube - Vote True 2008" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svhq4C9HhUg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 10, 2008, 12:55:29 AM
Video of the 50 states (http://oldbluewebdesigns.com/mybeautifulamerica.htm)

(Turn your sound on.)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 10, 2008, 02:29:16 PM
Video of the 50 states is nice and brings back memories.

We have The Trans Canada Highway that goes across the top of Lake Superior that is awesome and travels the seeming endless Prairie Provinces to be greeted by the looming Canadian Rockies just west of Calgary then a side trip to Lake Louise then through Revelstoke and Golden followed by the trip down to Vancouver and then up to Whistler/Blackcomb that I did one time way back. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 10, 2008, 03:36:25 PM
64 Memories (http://www.pcworld.com/article/152528/article.html?tk=nl_wbxsld)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on November 11, 2008, 04:47:07 AM
iPhone surpasses RAZR as top selling handset (http://www.macworld.com/article/136696/2008/11/iphone.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on November 11, 2008, 03:12:57 PM
Your post doesn't mention the crucial bit, in the USA.

The RAZR is now a relatively old phone (first launched in 2004 with numerous updates along the way but still old) and new models will obviously take some of its market share and knock it of top spot, that is a fact of life. When I bought my new phone I checked out the latest RAZR and didn't really like it (http://www.mobilegazette.com/why-the-razr-is-killing-motorola-07x05x16.htm (http://www.mobilegazette.com/why-the-razr-is-killing-motorola-07x05x16.htm) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_RAZR_V3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_RAZR_V3)) and it didn't do too well in reviews. Personally I'm surprised it was in top spot to start with.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on November 11, 2008, 05:23:13 PM
Your post doesn't mention the crucial bit, in the USA.

The RAZR is now a relatively old phone (first launched in 2004 with numerous updates along the way but still old) and new models will obviously take some of its market share and knock it of top spot, that is a fact of life. When I bought my new phone I checked out the latest RAZR and didn't really like it (http://www.mobilegazette.com/why-the-razr-is-killing-motorola-07x05x16.htm (http://www.mobilegazette.com/why-the-razr-is-killing-motorola-07x05x16.htm) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_RAZR_V3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_RAZR_V3)) and it didn't do too well in reviews. Personally I'm surprised it was in top spot to start with.
The USA is where the vast majority of Apple Products are sold as Apple does not put nearly the mount of marketing effort  in international sales as it does US sales. About half of all iPhone sales are in the US for example.

RAZRs are everywhere and have been for years, the fact that iPhone is outselling them (and Blackberry) now is huge
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on November 11, 2008, 05:27:54 PM
I thought the title of this thread was 'interesting'.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on November 14, 2008, 01:04:59 AM
LCD Makers Express Regret over Price Fixing (http://www.macworld.com/article/136783/2008/11/lcd/article.html?lsrc=mwnws)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on November 14, 2008, 01:18:28 AM
Yes but the regret is having been caught and received heavy fines.

Hopefully the EU will jump on this band wagon and hit them with some heavy fines, like those imposed on MS.

I hate being ripped off.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 14, 2008, 11:56:26 PM
Did you know (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/DidYouKnow.wvx)

You need Windows Media Player for this.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 19, 2008, 04:26:16 PM
This is for all the pilots on this forum.
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/Pilot.wmv (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/Pilot.wmv)
Happy Landing.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on November 21, 2008, 07:06:31 AM
***

Amazing Technology !

Quote


Emerging Technology Trends features technology that'll make you wish you were living in the next decade. But there are also some "advances" that you'll wish will never happened.



Read and see it here :

http://content.zdnet.com/2346-11422_22-249220-2.html


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 03, 2008, 02:35:12 AM
Red sky at night, Sailors delight.
I shot these pictures about 1 hr ago

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkythree12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkythree12-02-08.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkyone12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkyone12-02-08.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkytwo12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkytwo12-02-08.png)

Click on the image for a full size view
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2008, 02:46:18 AM
I should chop those poles down they are ruining your photos ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 03, 2008, 03:28:44 AM
I should chop those poles down they are ruining your photos ;D
The neighbor might not like it if I did that.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cod head on December 03, 2008, 10:58:22 AM
You could allways airbrush them out.I do mean airbrush and not hairbrush because if you are like me I have more hair on my chin than my head these days.I thought of having a facelift to pull the hair on my chin to the top of my head. ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on December 03, 2008, 12:14:59 PM
I should chop those poles down they are ruining your photos ;D
The neighbor might not like it if I did that.  ;D ;D

My friend the Gimp says this is what Bob's view would look like if he chopped down the poles.

(Been playing with the clone and heal tools  ;D )

Apologies to Bob's neighbour for virtually cutting down his poles.

http://www.geocities.com/dontsurfinthenude/RedSkytwo12-02-08.png

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TheSpirit on December 03, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
Deja vu or presque vu? Next step is to add a few nuclear missiles, making Bob a geopolitical superpower.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2008, 03:09:40 PM
I should chop those poles down they are ruining your photos ;D
The neighbor might not like it if I did that.  ;D ;D

My friend the Gimp says this is what Bob's view would look like if he chopped down the poles.

Now that looks much nicer, hard to see where they were ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on December 03, 2008, 04:26:01 PM
Deja vu or presque vu? Next step is to add a few nuclear missiles, making Bob a geopolitical superpower.


Done.

Pre-emptive strike launched before Bob's neighbour could complain about the missing poles.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TheSpirit on December 03, 2008, 04:32:14 PM

Done.

Pre-emptive strike launched before Bob's neighbour could complain about the missing poles.  ;D

That's beautiful. I was thinking about Photoshopped missiles going the other way, Iranian style  ;D

Update: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/iran-missile-ph.html (http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/07/iran-missile-ph.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 04, 2008, 04:09:42 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/RedSkytwo12-02-08fixed.png)


You could also use PhotoWipe (http://www.hanovsolutions.com/index.php?prod=PhotoWipe)  :)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cod head on December 04, 2008, 02:38:57 PM
Can yoy put the poles back bob,the birds have nowere to land. ;).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 04, 2008, 04:01:32 PM
Can yoy put the poles back bob,the birds have nowere to land. ;).

Here you go:

Red sky at night, Sailors delight.
I shot these pictures about 1 hr ago

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkythree12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkythree12-02-08.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkyone12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkyone12-02-08.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_RedSkytwo12-02-08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/RedSkytwo12-02-08.png)

Click on the image for a full size view
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 05, 2008, 02:16:47 PM
Text2Music (http://p22.com/musicfont/)

Can you create a master piece Maestro ???  ;D

You'll find mine here (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/SoundFiles/Wishing.mid).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on December 05, 2008, 09:44:19 PM
***

Though it was not listed, I tried Text2Music with Opera. It worked but caused a problem with Opera in which Opera had to close.

Anyway, the program itself worked well as I let the music finish before clicking the box to send an error report to Opera.


***.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 06, 2008, 02:55:02 AM
13 Things Your Computer Person Won’t Tell You (http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-things-your-computer-person-wont-tell-you/article95455.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 06, 2008, 07:00:44 AM
13 Things Your Computer Person Won’t Tell You (http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-things-your-computer-person-wont-tell-you/article95455.html)
14. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.
15. Think.
16. Google it.  If it is in Google then you can read about it and make up your own mind.  If it is not then it is probably bad. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on December 07, 2008, 03:22:53 AM
13 Things Your Computer Person Won’t Tell You (http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-things-your-computer-person-wont-tell-you/article95455.html)

I like this one:
Quote
10. If you want to see less of me, get a Mac. That's what we use. “Macs are actually a little bad for my business,” says Schildkraut.


Soooo True  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: TedNelly on December 07, 2008, 03:32:11 AM
Quote
10. If you want to see less of me, get a Mac. That's what we use. “Macs are actually a little bad for my business,” says Schildkraut.

Quote
I like this one:

What a surprise .: Mac :.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 07, 2008, 04:35:12 AM
Hi Mac,
It's nice to see that one of my posts was able to make you happy.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 08, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
Test Your PC With 10 (Mostly) Free Sites and Tools (http://www.pcworld.com/article/154726/test_your_pc_with_10_mostly_free_sites_and_tools.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on December 09, 2008, 08:57:29 AM
***

Thanks for that useful link, Bob.   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 15, 2008, 02:18:20 PM
Wikipedia Censorship Sparks Free Speech Debate (http://www.pcworld.com/article/155156/article.html?tk=nl_wbxblg)

What's your take ?

I may be an old prude but naked pictures of underage kids shouldn't be allowed.
I personally don't consider it censorship but rather human decency.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cod head on December 15, 2008, 02:39:38 PM
I definately do not think you a old prude.If you are I am to.Theres to many paedoes out there who look for things like this.I think you are spot on in not wanting it bob.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 18, 2008, 03:57:08 PM
MOUSE CALIBRATION (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/MouseCalibration.html)

I've adjust mine and I can definitely say that my mouse is now smiling.

Let me know if you notice any difference.
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 18, 2008, 07:46:44 PM
MOUSE CALIBRATION (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/funny/MouseCalibration.html)

I've adjust mine and I can definitely say that my mouse is now smiling.

Let me know if you notice any difference.
Thanks  :)

Its a long time since I cleaned my mouse ball and rollers.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on December 18, 2008, 07:51:07 PM
Bob, you've own me 5 seconds of loosing time ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on December 18, 2008, 08:39:26 PM
Lol ! Good one ! ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 18, 2008, 11:26:43 PM
Bob, you've own me 5 seconds of loosing time ;D
Tech,
Honestly, you can't really say that you didn't enjoy every bit of that 5 seconds.  :) ;D :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 20, 2008, 02:34:47 PM
Your comments, please. (http://www.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum)

Good, bad or indifferent. I can take it. ( I hope  ;D )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on December 20, 2008, 02:37:49 PM
Your comments, please. (http://www.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum)

Good, bad or indifferent. I can take it. ( I hope  ;D )
What about your other forums? Did you close them? I've registered in one of them if I'm not wrong...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on December 20, 2008, 02:49:41 PM
Your comments, please. (http://www.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum)

Good, bad or indifferent. I can take it. ( I hope  ;D )
What about your other forums? Did you close them? I've registered in one of them if I'm not wrong...

Wow i just realized that i am registered on this one. Sure been a long time since i visited ... ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 20, 2008, 03:06:27 PM
Your comments, please. (http://www.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum)

Good, bad or indifferent. I can take it. ( I hope  ;D )
What about your other forums? Did you close them? I've registered in one of them if I'm not wrong...

Wow i just realized that i am registered on this one. Sure been a long time since i visited ... ;D

To long maybe ???  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on December 20, 2008, 03:23:26 PM
Yeah i'll make some posts later Bob ... ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 29, 2008, 01:25:23 AM
POPCORN (http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/portable/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-microon_news)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 29, 2008, 04:41:24 AM
POPCORN (http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/portable/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-microon_news)

This is your brain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl5gBJGnaXs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agT2GVNQjao <== do not sit in the back of a movie theater
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 30, 2008, 01:49:41 PM
E. Coli Engineered To Produce Important Class Of Antibiotic, Anti-Cancer Drugs (http://www.lockergnome.com/news/2008/12/29/e-coli-engineered-to-produce-important-class-of-antibiotic-anti-cancer-drugs/)
Just remember that there are always to sides to every discovery. This is the good side.
I wonder what other applications this new breakthrough will be used for ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 31, 2008, 12:09:35 AM
Click picture to enlarge
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_pt658.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/pt658.png)
Trailhead: PT Boat 658 - 5 min / 30 sec

During World War II PT Boats, wooden craft armed to the teeth, fought in all avenues of the war.
Years passed and they were slowly replaced or turned into motor yachts for civilians.
Now none exist in their wartime glory, save one. The journey from sunken and sullied PT grave
to restored and refurbished military splendor is one of dedication, donation, and determination.
Only the Greatest Generation could have pulled it off. Their goal was simple, their path was not.
This is their story.

Play the video: Trailhead: PT Boat 658 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7693407296698216570&ei=3mPQSMCOIKO6gAP&cgsC)

DSL or Cable internet access suggested.  :)  Sorry Dave  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on December 31, 2008, 12:33:50 AM
Hi bob3160,

These boats had very famous captains, like JFK, the remnants of this boat turned up at the Solomon islands in 2002, re: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/05/29/kennedy.boat/index.html

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on January 04, 2009, 06:03:02 AM
Some good news for a change
from Fred Thompson

http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/12.08/goodnewa.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2009, 03:21:44 PM
Some good news for a change
from Fred Thompson

http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/12.08/goodnewa.html
Wow, some one finally explained, in simple terms. how we got into this mess
and, how we should get out of this.
I now feel much better......  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2009, 05:33:33 PM
A Smile A Day Keeps The Doctor Away:
http://com2.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum.f1.t2 (http://com2.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum.f1.t2)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 07, 2009, 07:09:00 PM
I just received the following offer:
Quote
Today's Hot Deals Daily Summary:

  + Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook Pre-Order ($2799+

I have 2 questions:

1. Is this really a bargain ???

Last year I purchase a Dell 17" Notebook but it came with Vista and the cost was $799.00

2. Is a MacBook Pro really worth an additional $2000.00 ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 08, 2009, 03:52:46 AM
I just received the following offer:
Quote
Today's Hot Deals Daily Summary:

  + Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook Pre-Order ($2799+

I have 2 questions:

1. Is this really a bargain ???

Last year I purchase a Dell 17" Notebook but it came with Vista and the cost was $799.00

2. Is a MacBook Pro really worth an additional $2000.00 ???
Im betting your dell's hardware specs don't come close to whats in the MacBookPro. For example the LED panel in the MacBookPro is meant for Graphics professionals, it displays far more colors accurately than your average TN panel LCD thats in your Dell (although Dell does offer the option to upgrade your display when you are ordering). I would bet that just the screen of the MacBookPro costs over half of what you paid for that dell. I know that the processor that Apple is using costs almost half as much as your dell (the P9600 costs $348 in 1,000 unit quantities.) Does your Dell have integrated graphics or a discrete graphics processor?

You can not compare a budget laptop built on older chip technology to one thats built using the latest top of the line chips. Wither its a Mac or a PC.

EDIT: Just to compare I went to dells website and looked at their Studio 17 laptop. They dont even offer a processor option as high as whats in the MacBook Pro. The only graphics option is a 256MB Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with no way to increase the graphics memory. The Max amount of memory is 4GB, where the MacBookPro can hold 8GB. No Option for firewire 800 (does it have firewire at all?)

In Short its the hardware that makes the MacBookPro cost more, if you found a PC laptop (im sure they are out there) with specs clost to what Apple offers the price tag would be just as high.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: auslan on January 08, 2009, 05:32:22 AM
Well Bob it's a wonderful thing to have your own personal windmill. Everyone would like one i'm sure and they make great dinner time conversation pieces. Cheers Auslan.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on January 08, 2009, 03:36:12 PM
Whilst higher specs do cost more, but for it to be 3.5 times more expensive simply can't be justified. 32bit versions of Windows don't support more than 4GB and can virtually can't use over 3GB, so having the ability to have 8GB of RAM (not physically installed that would be extra), is of little use unless using a 64bit version of windows.

As far as a laptop goes, just how powerful a graphics (option, options, options, again, they cost extra on top of whatever the default) card or chip do you really need to support the 17" screen, it entirely depends on what you intend to use it for, or any such options are meaningless and cash wasted.

Firewire 800 is no deal breaker if you have firewire 400 or even USB2 if you don't have hardware hooked up that requires it, making a copy to external HDD, etc. that little bit quicker, is it worth the extra, just have a leisurely cup of coffee. I have an external HDD that supports eSATA and USB2 I had hoped to get the eSATA working as it is much faster, but even with a eSATA PCI-e card it won't work so USB2 only, but that really isn't any huge hassle when I do my backups to the external HDD. I have Firewire 400 on my PC but the external HDD doesn't support that so in my case firewire 800 would be as much use, none.

Bearing in mind this was sent to Bob as a so called Hot Deal, Pre-Order special, etc. etc. so I shudder to think what it would cost outside of this Hot Deal. I just can't see how this kind of price differential can justified, as this credit crunch bites harder the gap will have to close.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 09, 2009, 01:28:21 AM
Quote
I just can't see how this kind of price differential can justified, as this credit crunch bites harder the gap will have to close.
I'm still waiting to run their operating system on a dual boot. The tighter this crunch becomes, the greater my chances become.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 09, 2009, 04:23:24 AM
Whilst higher specs do cost more, but for it to be 3.5 times more expensive simply can't be justified. 32bit versions of Windows don't support more than 4GB and can virtually can't use over 3GB, so having the ability to have 8GB of RAM (not physically installed that would be extra), is of little use unless using a 64bit version of windows.

As far as a laptop goes, just how powerful a graphics (option, options, options, again, they cost extra on top of whatever the default) card or chip do you really need to support the 17" screen, it entirely depends on what you intend to use it for, or any such options are meaningless and cash wasted.

Firewire 800 is no deal breaker if you have firewire 400 or even USB2 if you don't have hardware hooked up that requires it, making a copy to external HDD, etc. that little bit quicker, is it worth the extra, just have a leisurely cup of coffee. I have an external HDD that supports eSATA and USB2 I had hoped to get the eSATA working as it is much faster, but even with a eSATA PCI-e card it won't work so USB2 only, but that really isn't any huge hassle when I do my backups to the external HDD. I have Firewire 400 on my PC but the external HDD doesn't support that so in my case firewire 800 would be as much use, none.

Bearing in mind this was sent to Bob as a so called Hot Deal, Pre-Order special, etc. etc. so I shudder to think what it would cost outside of this Hot Deal. I just can't see how this kind of price differential can justified, as this credit crunch bites harder the gap will have to close.

First David please remember that this is designed for graphics professionals not consumers, hence the high end graphics and display. Also while you do need a 64 bit version of windows to use more than 4GB of Memory you dont need to on the mac (it already supports more than 4GB).

Firewire 800 is Extremely important on this laptop as its for graphics professionals. Hi-Def Digital camera use firewire (most serious video cameras do) This laptop was never designed for most people to buy (thats why they make the $1000 macbook)

EDIT: Also look at the Mac Pro. Its is way more expensive than most people would ever pay for. It uses intel's Xeon processors so you know its considered a workstation class machine.

EDIT2:
Quote
Bearing in mind this was sent to Bob as a so called Hot Deal, Pre-Order special, etc. etc. so I shudder to think what it would cost outside of this Hot Deal. I just can't see how this kind of price differential can justified, as this credit crunch bites harder the gap will have to close.

$2799 is the retail price of the laptop, its not some special deal price. Apple does not run special deals except for Black Friday (Unless you are a Student or government employee).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 10, 2009, 12:50:46 PM
A Smile A Day Keeps The Doctor Away:
http://com2.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum.f1.t2 (http://com2.runboard.com/bbob3160theforum.f1.t2)

I really like:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/bob3160TheForum/Gas4.jpg
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 17, 2009, 01:02:07 AM
YoKenny,
I don't know if you or any one else has noticed but the prices are starting to climb again......

I just received this in an email notice:

"Hello IP-Adress.com member,

one hour ago we launched our brandnew Reverse IP tool.

Now you can find other hosts and websites on a web server
by entering a domain or IP address.

Check out your IP neighbours or any website, IP address or host.
This handy tool comes provides also tracing and whois functions in
the results. Here it is:

NEW: Reverse IP Search (http://www.ip-adress.com/reverse_ip) "
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 28, 2009, 01:40:44 PM
What Engineers Do When They Retire (http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player.swf?b=10&l=197&u=ILLUMllSOOAvIF//P_LxP92A42lCHCeeWCejXnHAS/c)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 28, 2009, 04:51:30 PM
What Engineers Do When They Retire (http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player.swf?b=10&l=197&u=ILLUMllSOOAvIF//P_LxP92A42lCHCeeWCejXnHAS/c)

Rube Goldberg would approve.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 31, 2009, 08:27:58 PM
Miracle On The Hudson (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/miracle-on-the-hudson)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2009, 11:59:53 PM
Microsoft offers to just 'Fix it (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-266236.html?tag=nl.e589)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 06, 2009, 04:24:05 PM
10 Most Amazing Google Search Tricks (http://techtracer.com/2008/01/06/10-most-amazing-google-search-tricks/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2009, 01:49:37 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Picture25.jpg)

Miracle On The Hudson Update (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/miracle-on-the-hudson-update)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 12, 2009, 02:41:21 AM
Miracle On The Hudson Update (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/miracle-on-the-hudson-update)

Their goose was cooked:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Goose
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 16, 2009, 03:05:58 PM
Have you smiled yet today? (http://picks.lockergnome.com/t?ctl=1692113:57F5D8F0EFE1432D01F94842AAA97D95DECF19785874D84B&)
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 17, 2009, 11:34:55 PM
Why Comcast hates - and fears - the Internet (http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=397&tag=nl.e539)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 17, 2009, 11:43:46 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ink-cost-calculator.jpg)
How much is your Ink Jet Printer costing you? (http://www.consumercalculator.org/printer_calculator.php?878afe68)

Sell the printers cheap - make the profit on the ink.

I've found sales where it's cheaper to replace the printer than it is to just replace the ink.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 18, 2009, 04:27:17 AM
Why Comcast hates - and fears - the Internet (http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=397&tag=nl.e539)
I though that Comcrap was its more common name.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 18, 2009, 04:31:15 AM
How much is your Ink Jet Printer costing you? (http://www.consumercalculator.org/printer_calculator.php?878afe68)

Sell the printers cheap - make the profit on the ink.

I've found sales where it's cheaper to replace the printer than it is to just replace the ink.
Island Ink-Jet is good:
http://www.islandinkjet.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cod head on February 18, 2009, 02:10:29 PM
I bought a all in one printer,scanner,photocopier for £30-00p.Its a H.P.and your right Bob the inks cost that separate.I had ink allready installed and now buy Ry-man ink cartridges which are cheaper than H.P.and have three times as much ink in them. ;).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2009, 03:45:28 PM
I used to have an HP A3 printer and HP ink costs were horrendous.

For UK ink-jet cartridges you want to look at bonez.co.uk a weird name yes but my last batch of Cannon IP4000 cartridges worked out at much less than £1 each 15 cartridges for £12.35, delivery took that up to £20.34 or £1.36 each.

I wouldn't use them for photos but for all other print jobs fine.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cod head on February 18, 2009, 04:31:03 PM
Thanks for that David,I will note this down for future use. :D.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on February 18, 2009, 05:05:43 PM
You're welcome, helpful when in a credit crunch and cash is tight.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 18, 2009, 06:38:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ink-cost-calculator.jpg)
How much is your Ink Jet Printer costing you? (http://www.consumercalculator.org/printer_calculator.php?878afe68)

Sell the printers cheap - make the profit on the ink.

I've found sales where it's cheaper to replace the printer than it is to just replace the ink.

Thats why I switched to laser years ago. Currently using a HP LaserJet 1200 and I plan to get a Color LaserJet Printer when this one goes on me.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 19, 2009, 03:48:44 PM
Have a Product but can't find the Manual ???
OwnerIQ (http://owneriq.net/) helps you find it.
Locate hard-to-find user manuals,
discover new features, and realize the potential of the products you rely on.
OwnerIQ (http://owneriq.net/) pairs self-help and product information with a growing community of engaged product owners.

Free Registration is required. Once you sign up, create an inventory of your manuals,
based on products you own. You’ll have detailed information about your possessions stored for you on the site.
If and when there are updates, recalls, or other information released about your products,
you will receive an email to alert you.
Check it out. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on February 20, 2009, 04:06:52 AM
Czech president compares EU to Soviet Union (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090219/ap_on_re_eu/eu_eu_czech_skepticism_1)

Quote
The European Union has turned into an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to the Communist dictatorships of eastern Europe that forbade alternative thinking, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told the European Parliament on Thursday.

The ALWIL Team of the Czech Republic has great alternative thinking....

avast! is the best alternative to any other antivirus. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 23, 2009, 11:10:35 PM
ShareTabs (http://sharetabs.com/) - The easy way to share your links as tabs.

Click here's to see an example (http://www.sharetabs.com/?bob3160)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 27, 2009, 01:49:19 AM
Memories (http://geeks.pirillo.com/video/2300301:Video:1675182)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on February 27, 2009, 04:50:02 AM
“If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.”  Alfred P. Sloan

Quote
The best business decisions are made after open debate that includes dissenting opinions and arguments. Only great leaders allow this type of decision making. Alfred Sloan led GM for over 30 years, retiring in 1956. GM’s profit in 1955 had reached $1.2 billion ($8 billion in today’s dollars). It was on top of the world.
http://financialsense.com/editorials/quinn/2009/0226.html

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on February 27, 2009, 08:56:38 AM
Is not 19/55/56 ancient history to most of the forum members ... apart from us dinosaurs?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 05, 2009, 05:46:27 AM
PrintWhatYouLike (http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/) , an online tool that lets you easily block out items on a Web page that you don't want to print.
It's a neat idea, and it works most of the time. But if the page you're printing requires JavaScript to be enabled,
it might not work perfectly. Play around with the tool  and lemme know what you think.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2009, 12:08:51 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/MacOnDell.png)

http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=127661156-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5 (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=127661156-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 06, 2009, 03:27:48 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/MacOnDell.png)

http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=127661156-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5 (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=127661156-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)

Ive been waiting for a chance to post this:

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/38350?ts0hb&story=ts_mssub

Touché
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2009, 03:39:36 AM
Mac,
What does your link have to do with the post your quoting ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 06, 2009, 04:02:50 AM
Mac,
What does your link have to do with the post your quoting ???

Well then let me say something about the Dell running OS X.

It is widely believed that every intel based Mac has a special Apple designed chip (some form of TPM chip or other custom designed chip). And we know that the soon to be released Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" will be a intel-only release (No more PowerPC Support).

Since all supported systems will now have the chip, Apple can make the OS require this chip to function (or actually some software code on the chip).

This should make it much harder for PC users to pirate Mac OS X and install it on non-Apple hardware (Which will be proven illegal in the Psystar case).

EDIT: Article: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2137787/security-chip-block-non-macs
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2009, 04:08:52 AM
Quote
This should make it much harder for PC users to pirate Mac OS X and install it on non-Apple hardware
Funny but I didn't see any mention of any pirated software in that article. Did you ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 06, 2009, 04:23:28 AM
Quote
This should make it much harder for PC users to pirate Mac OS X and install it on non-Apple hardware
Funny but I didn't see any mention of any pirated software in that article. Did you ???
People download the hacked OS X image from BitTorrent websites to install on their PCs, therefore pirating. I highly doubt those people are paying Apple $129 for the leopard install DVD (because it wont run on PCs until its modified).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 12:53:22 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Maxtor.png)
I have a new toy and haven't figured out how best to utilize it.
Any and all ideas are welcome.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2009, 02:04:17 AM
I have a new toy and haven't figured out how best to utilize it.
Backup backup backup uh uh :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 04:15:26 AM
I have a new toy and haven't figured out how best to utilize it.
Backup backup backup uh uh :)
That should take care of about 1/2 of the drive.
What about the other half ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on March 07, 2009, 05:16:31 AM
Next week's backup?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 07, 2009, 01:45:26 PM
What about the other half ???
Copy of your DVD, Virtual Machines...
Or you can send me the half of the drive by mail ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 04:21:04 PM
What about the other half ???
Copy of your DVD, Virtual Machines...
Or you can send me the half of the drive by mail ;D
I tried Tech but it's to big to attach to an email....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 04:22:05 PM
Google Chrome...bundled with RealPlayer?! (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=130724480-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 04:35:00 PM
Sheriff: Craigslist is "single largest source of prostitution" (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=130724438-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
And I thought this list was just used to find local bargains ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 07, 2009, 05:38:58 PM
Google Chrome...bundled with RealPlayer?! (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=130724480-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)

For me that would be a killer as I have avoided realplayer like the plague that it is (IMHO). I use real alternative if I have any file types that would use it.

When are they going to stop bundling all this Cr*p and let users decide if they need or want it.
Quote
Google Operating System’s Alex Chitu reports that the latest version of Real Networks’ RealPlayer comes bundled with Google Chrome and, by default, installs the browser.

So we don't even know if there is an option not to install it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 07:58:08 PM
David,
If you download Real Player (I wouldn't), then you get Google Chrome.

When you download Google Chrome, that's all you get.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2009, 08:00:10 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/justhearit.png)

If you like music, this is pretty neat! (http://justhearit.com/) :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 08, 2009, 05:49:42 PM
Browser Vulnerability Statistics (http://tech.yahoo.com/news/zd/20090306/tc_zd/237849)

I would not have expected Firefox to have the most vulnerabilities. Opera has the fewest with IE and Safari not far behind.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 08, 2009, 06:11:56 PM
I guess when you add this (ActiveX had the 366 reported vulnerabilities) to IE then it doesn't look quite so rosy for IE.

Quote

In terms of browser plug-in problems, ActiveX had the 366 reported vulnerabilities last year. Java had 54 security issues, followed by QuickTime with 30, Flash with 19, and Firefox Extension with one. The Opera Widget had no reported vulnerabilities.

But again historical data is just that history, speed of patching and keeping your browser up to date tell a different story, so again it is the old adage, lies, damn lies and statistics.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 11, 2009, 02:02:30 PM
How Much Ink is left in that dead Cartridge? (http://www.macworld.com/article/139311/2009/03/ink_cartridges.html)

Very surprising. Really makes me glad I use a laser printer.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 11, 2009, 02:44:26 PM
How Much Ink is left in that dead Cartridge? (http://www.macworld.com/article/139311/2009/03/ink_cartridges.html)
Dead link?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on March 11, 2009, 04:09:07 PM
Link works fine here Tech :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 11, 2009, 04:16:43 PM
It is working here also.

I have a Cannon Pixma iP4000 and when the software says they are empty, they are bone dry, so absolutely no waste there, but I tend to ignore the the ink level is low warning and wait for it to say it is empyt. My (compatible) cartridges are transparent so it is easy to check unlike some manufactures using opaque cartridges.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on March 11, 2009, 06:33:13 PM
It is working here also.

I have a Cannon Pixma iP4000 and when the software says they are empty, they are bone dry, so absolutely no waste there, but I tend to ignore the the ink level is low warning and wait for it to say it is empyt. My (compatible) cartridges are transparent so it is easy to check unlike some manufactures using opaque cartridges.

I used to have a Cannon S300 about 3 years ago and it would leave quite a bit of ink in the cartridge after it stopped printing. So I found a Used HP LaserJet 1200  and love it. Much less money spent on ink and HP has excellent Mac drivers.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 11, 2009, 06:42:02 PM
I abandoned all HP products years ago when my then expensive A3 professional ink jet printer didn't have a printer driver for XP and they had no intention of providing. So to continue using a windows driver I lost much of the functionality I had with win98se (you can see how long ago this is) reducing a perfectly good printer to scrap.

So I think there is two sides to the printer driver support, I swore I would never by another HP product and for over 6 years that has held true. I vote with my feet and cash, another to fall foul to this policy is Sony after the rootkit issue I haven't bought a singly Sony item and that isn't easy.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 11, 2009, 07:36:29 PM
A lot of HP printers do not have, yet, a Vista driver... it's a shame!
It's just a way to force to buy a new printer... shame, shame... on this bad support.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2009, 03:17:30 AM
A lot of HP printers do not have, yet, a Vista driver... it's a shame!
It's just a way to force to buy a new printer... shame, shame... on this bad support.
One of the reasons I stick with Epson. I still have a printer that must be at least 10 years old and still works
as a network printer.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2009, 03:22:50 AM
If you ever run into a printer problem, this might help :   ;D ;D ;D
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-printer-problems (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-printer-problems)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on March 12, 2009, 05:30:06 AM
I still have my HP Laserjet 4L, now still on its second cartridge and - when I use it - printing like a champ well more than 10 years into its life (now on an XP system even though it started life attached to Win95).

The only other printer I have is a USB attached HP Inkjet 930C (my main printer) that I bought on some special offer in 2000.  After rebate it was free.  I do not print photographs, I sometimes print coupons to save money at my local supermarket, other than that ... why print? Almost any other print function can be converted to PDF for saving  ... ok if a recipe is complicated I may just print it. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 12, 2009, 03:11:22 PM
What program do you use to print to PDF Alan ?

The only option I have is print to my Image Capture software SnagIt, but it doesn't capture it at the same resolution as the original web page. So it is huge and pretty much worthless.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 12, 2009, 03:51:01 PM
I use doPDF http://www.dopdf.com/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 12, 2009, 04:16:04 PM
Thanks Tech, I have been using my friend google and found CutePDF, since I previously used CuteFTP I thought I would give this one a go but will certainly check out the other one.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2009, 01:10:21 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/UnzipOL.png)

Unzip your ZIP files online (http://wobzip.org/).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 19, 2009, 03:30:50 PM
Thanks Tech, I have been using my friend google and found CutePDF, since I previously used CuteFTP I thought I would give this one a go but will certainly check out the other one.

Update: Having used CutePDF for a while, I installed the doPDF have been using it and I think it is better in that it gives the choice to set a default folder to save files too. That for me is very welcome.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 19, 2009, 04:19:59 PM
Thanks Tech, I have been using my friend google and found CutePDF, since I previously used CuteFTP I thought I would give this one a go but will certainly check out the other one.

Update: Having used CutePDF for a while, I installed the doPDF have been using it and I think it is better in that it gives the choice to set a default folder to save files too. That for me is very welcome.
Glad to know, yesterday was released a new version ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 19, 2009, 04:35:54 PM
Thanks, downloading it now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on March 21, 2009, 12:51:55 PM
-= WinRAR.. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 21, 2009, 01:18:28 PM
-= WinRAR.. ;D
???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 21, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
Video: The Obama Deception (http://bullnotbull.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-deception.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 21, 2009, 02:58:09 PM
Video: The Obama Deception (http://bullnotbull.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-deception.html)

We'll have trouble with politics here... ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 21, 2009, 03:19:14 PM
Video: The Obama Deception (http://bullnotbull.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-deception.html)

We'll have trouble with politics here... ::)
It's not politics, watch & you will see it's about the shenanigans of the rich businessmen.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 21, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
Sorry, I'm not English native and some videos are difficult to follow... I'm watched some minutes of the video but it's not easy for me to follow. I've thought it was political.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 21, 2009, 05:53:03 PM
Video: The Obama Deception (http://bullnotbull.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-deception.html)

We'll have trouble with politics here... ::)
It's not politics, watch & you will see it's about the shenanigans of the rich businessmen.
It is politics and doesn't belong in this thread.
It might work in the Off-Topic forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 21, 2009, 07:06:24 PM
Video: The Obama Deception (http://bullnotbull.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-deception.html)

We'll have trouble with politics here... ::)
It's not politics, watch & you will see it's about the shenanigans of the rich businessmen.
It is politics and doesn't belong in this thread.
It might work in the Off-Topic forum.  ;D
Bob,
Obviously you didn't watch it long enough to see it wasn't about politics.  It was about money, about the few who will have it all & the rest who will have little or none.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on March 22, 2009, 06:39:35 AM
-= WinRAR.. ;D
???

-= My favorite extractor.. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: alanrf on March 22, 2009, 07:18:11 AM
David,

sorry for being so long in replying in this thread ... yes the program I have long used is CutePDF too.

I tend to ignore this thread when it gets polluted by unwarranted political opinions.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 22, 2009, 02:00:15 PM
Quote
I tend to ignore this thread when it gets polluted by unwarranted political opinions.
It isn't the thread's fault.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 22, 2009, 04:15:33 PM
David,
sorry for being so long in replying in this thread ... yes the program I have long used is CutePDF too.
<snip>

Thanks Alan,
I was a little surprised at a) how basic it was with no tweaking options, etc. when compared with the rest of the Cute range, b) it also required a further download when I installed it.

Where as the DoPDF one at least lets you set the folder to save the files to, a nice touch for me is that it actually launches the FoxIt PDF reader (my default) and displays the saved pdf. I found this handy to ensure it actually captured what you wanted.

Might be worth a try.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 24, 2009, 04:04:12 PM
There is nothing like having full control over your URLs
Here's one way to create one link to several selected URLs (http://1link.in/)

You'll find an example of such a multi tabbed, single click, selected link here (http://1link.in/bvdgt)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2009, 11:03:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/FutureLightbulb.png)

The lightbulb of the future? (http://news.zdnet.com/2422-13748_22-192842.html?tag=nl.e550)
 Silicon Valley's Luxim has developed a lightbulb the size of a Tic Tac that gives off as much light as a streetlight.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 28, 2009, 12:05:55 AM
Spring is having a problem.

Click pictures to enlarge
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_Spring01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/Spring01.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_Spring02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/Spring02.png)
Our trees are starting to turn green but the white of winter doesn't want to let go.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 28, 2009, 02:12:33 AM
Spring is having a problem.
Our trees are starting to turn green but the white of winter doesn't want to let go.

The folks up in North Dakota sure wish it was a bit gentler:
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/03/27/north-dakota-fargo-red-river-flooding.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 30, 2009, 04:41:18 PM
The next time you have a Mouse problem, try the following:
http://www.2pad.com/?hrsm6rbg (http://www.2pad.com/?hrsm6rbg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: onlysomeone on March 30, 2009, 05:24:56 PM
Spring is having a problem.

Click pictures to enlarge
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_Spring01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/Spring01.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/th_Spring02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/Spring02.png)
Our trees are starting to turn green but the white of winter doesn't want to let go.

wow, the pictures look great!
they remind me of some computer game...  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2009, 03:30:33 AM
I just received the following from HotMail:
Hotmail Team says "thank you" for being with us for 10+ years

That's right!

It's been roughly a decade since you registered your Hotmail® account, and we just want to say thank you.

You've witnessed many dramatic improvements to Hotmail since it launched. Just imagine what the next 10 years will bring!
Back around the time you started using Hotmail...

Windows® 98
Was the hot new operating system!
   

Titanic
Broke every box-office record imaginable.
   

The Spice Girls
Were rocking stadiums from London to LA!



How long have you had your hotmail account ???  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on April 08, 2009, 04:22:51 AM
Quote
Hotmail Team says "thank you" for being with us for 10+ years
No free hotmail watch or box of chocolates or nothing for being with them all that time Bob ;D
Never had a hotmail account ;)
Quote
Back around the time you started using Hotmail...
You were younger than too Bob ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2009, 02:40:29 PM
You were younger than too Bob ;D
Yes but not wiser  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on April 10, 2009, 07:34:42 AM
***

Have any of you used this search engine?

http://www.searchme.com/


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on April 10, 2009, 09:56:20 AM
-= Looks nice.. but the effects would probably slow down my browser's startup.. But I guess when I get a chance to add more RAM I'll put it as a homepage.. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: onlysomeone on April 10, 2009, 09:57:35 AM
***

Have any of you used this search engine?

http://www.searchme.com/


***

Its pretty cool, but not the fastest...
For my everyday search its not the best choice, but it has a very nice interface :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2009, 03:36:58 PM
Descriptions and Fixes of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crash errors (http://www.techmetica.com/howto/descriptions-and-fixes-of-blue-screen-of-death-bsod-crash-errors/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 15, 2009, 04:43:54 PM
Descriptions and Fixes of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crash errors (http://www.techmetica.com/howto/descriptions-and-fixes-of-blue-screen-of-death-bsod-crash-errors/)

Hi Bob you need to modify your link the closing bold tag is incorporated in the URL. I corrected the above quote, you were missing the closing ] bracket in the first URL tag before the url Name.

Nice find though.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 16, 2009, 02:51:57 AM
You have to watch and listen! :) :o ;D
Susan Boyle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 16, 2009, 06:51:12 PM
You have to watch and listen! :) :o ;D
Susan Boyle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY)


I already did.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 16, 2009, 06:55:56 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/posterous_logo1.png)  A new Toy Posterous (http://posterous.com/)  is the dead simple place to post everything including:
PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Flash games, images, MP3s, documents, and videos in a variety of formats.

Here's a sample:
http://bob3160.posterous.com/

Thanks to Steve Bass (http://www.techbite.com/newsletter/24/posterous-a-cool-web-repository) for this great find.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2009, 06:07:29 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/9images.png)
Nine Firefox add-ons to try (http://content.zdnet.com/2346-9595_22-289082.html)
Let us know which ones tickled your fancy... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 18, 2009, 07:55:23 PM
Not too impressed only one that I might have a play with FoxTab it was the only one I even got so far as to click on the more information link.

Quote from: Note: This is an "experimental" add-on in Mozilla's directory, so you must be registered there to download it.
Note: This is an "experimental" add-on in Mozilla's directory, so you must be registered there to download it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2009, 11:51:34 PM
Cooliris (http://www.cooliris.com/) which is the second featured add-on is one
that I liked.
It might not be good for those of you with 'dial-up'.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on April 19, 2009, 12:06:02 AM
Hi bob3160,

Ever read this magazine online? It is free: http://www.net-security.org/insecuremag.php

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 19, 2009, 12:27:45 AM
Hi bob3160,

Ever read this magazine online? It is free: http://www.net-security.org/insecuremag.php

pol
Nope,  ;D that's more up your alley. Much too technical for my old brains...  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 19, 2009, 01:02:42 AM
Cooliris (http://www.cooliris.com/) which is the second featured add-on is one
that I liked.
It might not be good for those of you with 'dial-up'.

I have now had a look at the information now and I feel it may have the reverse effect as it would be trying to load tens, hundreds, thousands of 'small' images into the 3D wall and that would just swamp what little bandwidth available.

I think when they talk about speeding up searches on images, youtube clips, etc. they mean making it quicker to find what you actually want not quicker loading, etc.

The idea of the 3D wall is you see the small image so you can effectively ignore those that don't really match what you are looking for, effectively filtering out the dross, so you can o to those that are closer to what you want.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 19, 2009, 11:08:16 PM
10 Great Tips for 2009 (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-ten-great-tips-for-2009)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on April 21, 2009, 02:58:59 AM
The embarrassment of American broadband (http://www.macworld.com/article/140109/broadband_embarrassment.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a38:g2:r2:c0.187629:b24001842)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 23, 2009, 05:28:57 AM
The Sistine Chapel
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_TheSistineChapel.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/TheSistineChapel.png)
Click to enlarge
Use the displayed arrow keys to move around the chapel, don't forget to look at the ceiling. 
Also, click the end button to enlarge the image to full screen.  This is the most incredible scan I have ever seen. 
Absolutely wonderful and beautiful.  Go up and down and all around. 
And look at the ceiling from the various alcoves and aisles.  Click on web site link below:
http://photoartkalmar.com/Photoart%20Kalmar%20high%20res/Gigapixel/Piaristenkircheflash.html (http://photoartkalmar.com/Photoart%20Kalmar%20high%20res/Gigapixel/Piaristenkircheflash.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 23, 2009, 12:37:42 PM
The Sistine Chapel
I always wanted to visit there but I never got the chance but that visual tour is quite impressive.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on April 23, 2009, 03:31:17 PM
The Sistine Chapel
I were there once. Magnificent!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 24, 2009, 03:57:00 AM
The Sistine Chapel
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_TheSistineChapel.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/TheSistineChapel.png)
Click to enlarge
Use the displayed arrow keys to move around the chapel, don't forget to look at the ceiling. 
Also, click the end button to enlarge the image to full screen.  This is the most incredible scan I have ever seen. 
Absolutely wonderful and beautiful.  Go up and down and all around. 
And look at the ceiling from the various alcoves and aisles.  Click on web site link below:
http://photoartkalmar.com/Photoart%20Kalmar%20high%20res/Gigapixel/Piaristenkircheflash.html (http://photoartkalmar.com/Photoart%20Kalmar%20high%20res/Gigapixel/Piaristenkircheflash.html)

Impressive art, but the beauty or ugliness of a chapel is what is preached there.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 24, 2009, 04:00:01 AM
The beauty of anything is always in the eyes of the beholder.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 24, 2009, 04:07:20 AM
Click & maneuver.

http://pulsar.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/graphics/movies/AppleStore5_4800r.mov

Requires QuickTime.

QuickTime Alternative (http://www.filehippo.com/download_quicktime_alternative/) or QuickTime Player (http://www.filehippo.com/download_quicktime_player/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 25, 2009, 01:36:57 PM
(http://img2.pict.com/ce/1d/1a/b841f495b949f597d4760ffa3f/ADgB9/2a2520my2520shared2520files25202.png)

A new place to store your pictures, share pictures, create screenshots to share, etc
(http://img2.pict.com/2e/a5/2c/e8b9522f685d5e271af3ed07ab/6GmX7/pictlogo.png)   Pic.com (http://www.pict.com/)

More information can be found at:
http://blog.pict.com/ (http://blog.pict.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 26, 2009, 02:12:17 PM
Ixquick offers you Privacy! (http://www.ixquick.com/)

Ixquick does NOT record your IP address!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on April 27, 2009, 05:53:26 PM
Phishing email i got today through my POP3 account

Dear Insight Broadband online Email Account Owner,

Important notice, harmful virus was detected in your account which can be harmful to our subscriber unit.You are to enter your E-mail address and password here {____________, __________} to enable us set in an anti virus in your user account to clear up this virus. we do need your co-operation in this, Providing us with this information we enable us insert in your account an anti virus machine for clean up.

We are sorry for the inconveniences this might have cost you. Failure to do this, we are sorry to let you know that your account will be deleted immediately to prevent it from arming our subscriber unit.

Thank you for using Insight Broadband,
We are glad at your service,
Insight Broadband Webmaster online.

no thanks...not gonna get out any info ::) ::) ;)
insight isp here knows about the email
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Alan Baxter on April 27, 2009, 06:04:25 PM
arming our subscriber unit.

Wow! Is that in Insight's TOS?  Better do as they say.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 27, 2009, 06:27:41 PM
Careful, there really are enough mugs out there who just might do it ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on April 27, 2009, 08:41:39 PM
Thank you for writing to Insight's Fraud and Abuse Security Team (F.A.S.T.). Every effort is made to follow up on all reports in a timely manner. All complaints are taken seriously and investigated fully.

just got this from my isp....they are not happy with someone sending out phishing emails using their name and etc >:(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 30, 2009, 03:06:54 PM
If you have a file to share and that file is big and you want the general online population to be able to access it,
you’re probably going to have to consider hosting it somewhere. If you have your own server space, then you can do this very easily,
but if you don’t, you’ll likely just pick one of the free online file hosts.
Of course, why only pick one when you can use a good number of them all at once?

Gazup! (http://www.gazup.com/) distributes your files to other hosts without any fuss.

Here is an example:
(http://www.gazup.com/screenshots/9d20f3908ec3402894665d49f1ccfde2_thumb.jpg)(http://www.gazup.com/share-image/kkXrk/code/)
Download mirrors: http://www.gazup.com/kkXrk-firefox_setup_3.0.10.exe-download-mirrors/ (http://www.gazup.com/kkXrk-firefox_setup_3.0.10.exe-download-mirrors/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2009, 12:45:58 AM
Presto! In ten seconds, you've got an Internet desktop. (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=195603639-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 05, 2009, 01:14:53 PM
Presto! In ten seconds, you've got an Internet desktop. (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=195603639-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)

For $19.99 I'll pass as I'm not a busy traveller on the go.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2009, 02:00:03 AM
Need an alternative to YouTube ? Try fliggo.com (http://www.fliggo.com/)

Here's an example (http://video2go.fliggo.com/) and it only took a few minutes to set up.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: !Donovan on May 06, 2009, 02:11:22 AM
I can see you just edited your post so the links weren't togeather. ;D
Fliggo is partners with Feedback so I'm not going to use there product at least for now. :-\
Huh? What was that? ???
Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! :o

-->Lol, I can't continue the story, but, I just might... :P<--

Edit: NEVER! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2009, 04:56:20 AM
Quote
Fliggo is partners with Feedback so I'm not going to use there product at least for now.
An explanation would be welcome.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on May 06, 2009, 09:52:32 AM
***

The end of the Internet :

http://mdesmond.com/end-of-the-internet/


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on May 06, 2009, 02:02:03 PM
-= Hope you like it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxM1cnphLpw
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2009, 02:35:49 PM
Some very Interesting, Informative and, Helpful Web Sites (http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2009/05/04/interesting-sites-i-recommend-for-the-community/)

How many did you add to your favorites ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 06, 2009, 02:36:41 PM
-= Hope you like it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxM1cnphLpw

I like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oKFl57Jmok
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2009, 11:38:30 PM
IP-Secrets - all Infos about your IP-Address and more (http://www.ip-secrets.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 07, 2009, 12:12:21 AM
The 'and more' is very interesting, just goes to show what can be see when running javascript by default. I wonder if there are other elements that can be checked which could expose you to possible exploit.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on May 07, 2009, 09:33:10 AM
-= Hidden level in minesweeper..?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CH-Kx2sl9c
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 08, 2009, 01:28:41 AM
Try ip-address.com's new IP to location database.
http://www.ip-adress.com/ (http://www.ip-adress.com/)

How close to home did they come? (My identified location matches the zip code.)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 08, 2009, 02:21:09 AM
Well it doesn't give UK post codes, but it was two counties out (said Cambridge), but you actual IP address could be almost anywhere with the way the UKs ISP structure goes.

I doubt there are many with a local ISP. There are lots of different ISPs but most of them piggyback of one of the main service providers.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on May 08, 2009, 11:02:47 AM
***

They can't find me ... says my IP is in Georgia.


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 08, 2009, 12:45:31 PM
Mine shows up as Hickory, NC so they only missed it by about 40 miles. Im guessing that it shows hickory because that is where Charter's Plant for our area is.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on May 08, 2009, 07:46:32 PM
Try ip-address.com's new IP to location database.
http://www.ip-adress.com/ (http://www.ip-adress.com/)

How close to home did they come? (My identified location matches the zip code.)

Mine got London right, although the little house is in the wrong place but close enough :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 11, 2009, 03:16:14 PM
Teaching Mac OS X a Few Windows 7 Tricks (http://www.pcworld.com/article/164535/article.html?tk=nl_wvxnws)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 11, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
Teaching Mac OS X a Few Windows 7 Tricks (http://www.pcworld.com/article/164535/article.html?tk=nl_wvxnws)
Everyone is on a Anti-Apple role lately as windows 7 nears.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 11, 2009, 05:46:52 PM
Mac OS X Snow Leopard nears the Final Stretch (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/05/11/apple_freezes_snow_leopard_apis_as_software_nears_final_stretch.html)

Apple is not going to be outdone by Windows 7  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 12, 2009, 12:43:38 AM
Teaching Mac OS X a Few Windows 7 Tricks (http://www.pcworld.com/article/164535/article.html?tk=nl_wvxnws)
Everyone is on a Anti-Apple role lately as windows 7 nears.  ::)
Please tell me what makes this post "Anti-Apple".  ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on May 12, 2009, 03:11:37 PM
A Brief History Of Geeks

A geek is considered a technically oriented person. It has typically implied a 'nerdy' or 'weird' personality, someone with limited social skills who likes to tinker with scientific or high-tech projects. The origin of the term dates back to the late 1800s.
Before smartphones, social networks, and other must-have tech, it wasn't a badge of honor to be called a geek.
Here's a look back at the evolution of the nerds.
http://www.pcworld.com/printable/article/id,164267/printable.html

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ih4qqp.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 12, 2009, 03:22:49 PM
My favorite Geek:
http://www.nbc.com/Movies_Specials_More/SNL_the_80s/gallery/10.shtml#photo
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 12, 2009, 05:25:52 PM
More Geeks (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blog/list?pageSize=15)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on May 12, 2009, 05:35:02 PM
Nice self portrait of you Bob ;D
Dam-and i thought i was old being 60 :)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/24pe1dk.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 12, 2009, 05:37:11 PM
I'd say he has a lot on his mind ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on May 12, 2009, 05:46:38 PM
Wonder what he does with it after he turns it into urine ::) ??? ;D

(http://i39.tinypic.com/fn7pkm.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 13, 2009, 05:28:11 PM
Intel fined record $1.45 billion (http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-10532-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=64481&messageID=1199440)

Not that my opinion matters but to me this is typical EU Bull.
It certainly doesn't encourage being big in any field.
Free enterprise is a thing of the past.
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 13, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
On the same day Microsoft shipped a bundle of patches for gaping holes in its PowerPoint software,
Apple followed suit, dropping a monster Mac OS X update to correct 67 security vulnerabilities.
(http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3373&tag=nl.e589)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 13, 2009, 05:40:23 PM
Intel fined record $1.45 billion (http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-10532-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=64481&messageID=1199440)

Not that my opinion matters but to me this is typical EU Bull.
It certainly doesn't encourage being big in any field.
Free enterprise is a thing of the past.
 

Well if this statement is correct then no bull but foul play, regardless of the size of the company.

Quote
Kroes said Intel had pursued a strategy aimed mainly at excluding AMD by paying computer makers and retailers to postpone, cancel or avoid AMD products entirely.

So your idea of free enterprise is fine to pay someone not to hold competitors products. I hold no torch for AMD, they are already between a rock and a hard place and currently not much of a threat to Intel. I would hate to see them go under as with no competition, we all lose, I remember just how expensive Intel processors used to be but competition brought that down.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on May 13, 2009, 06:43:55 PM
Intel fined record $1.45 billion (http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-10532-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=64481&messageID=1199440)

Not that my opinion matters but to me this is typical EU Bull.
It certainly doesn't encourage being big in any field.
Free enterprise is a thing of the past.
 

I expect them to do the same crap to Microsoft just because they bundle IE with the OS. My question is, If they ship 7 without a browser, How are you suppose to go on line to download the browser of your choice? pure bull.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 14, 2009, 10:51:13 PM
Google falters; Packets lost in key cities (http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=18064&tag=nl.e589)


Update:

Google Says Outage Caused By Traffic Routing Error (http://www.pcworld.com/article/164904/google_says_outage_caused_by_traffic_routing_error.html?tk=nl_ddx_h_topnews)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 15, 2009, 02:03:40 AM
OpenWith.org (http://www.openwith.org/)   
Quote
OpenWith.org provides detailed information about most file extension and links to free programs
that can open and create each type of file. All of us at OpenWith.org have found ourselves helping our parents
and friends open obscure file types time and time again, and decided that this information was best shared with everybody.
There are plenty of great programs out there that will cost you hundreds of dollars to do what you need.
What you probably don't know is that there is usually free software that is just as good. You just don't know about it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 18, 2009, 02:48:34 PM
How to Give Your PC a Windows 7 Makeover (http://www.pcworld.com/article/164532/how_to_give_your_pc_a_windows_7_makeover.html?tk=nl_wvx_h_cbstories)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: iddawg717 on May 19, 2009, 02:17:47 AM
I did a search for "ip-atlas" and found the site. Then I click on locate me. According to what I saw on the map I in central Australia  when actually I'm in central Florida. I think they need to do some work on it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 23, 2009, 12:35:08 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/logo.png)
Interesting website for the Karaoke fans among us. (http://www.karaokeparty.com/)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2009, 12:55:22 AM
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/FeatherPaintings/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth12172f3f24e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/FeatherPaintings/?action=view&current=53aed7f9.pbw)
Feather Paintings (Click the picture to view the slideshow)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 30, 2009, 12:55:39 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/mcafee_dangerous_search_terms.jpg)
Dangerous search words. (According to McAfee)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 02, 2009, 01:07:26 AM
Cars We'll Never See Again (http://bob3160.blogspot.com/2009/06/back-in-days-when-cars-had-style-and.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on June 02, 2009, 02:56:53 AM
Cars We'll Never See Again (http://bob3160.blogspot.com/2009/06/back-in-days-when-cars-had-style-and.html)

What about the BMW Isetta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1957_BMW_Isetta_(300)_Door_Open_(Lane_Motor_Museum).jpg)?  There's one parked in the driveway of drhayden (http://www.drbukk.com/images9/cebina.jpg)'s trailer (http://www.gazzola.us/MTP/Images/home.jpg).

He drives it daily to his place of employment (http://www.gazzola.us/MTP/Images/yk2-pc.jpg).



Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dijidog on June 02, 2009, 03:54:22 AM
 8) charge batteries  8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 02, 2009, 10:29:37 PM
How to add some Bing to your browser (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=knowledge_center&articleId=9133845&taxonomyId=1&intsrc=kc_top)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 03, 2009, 12:23:00 AM
How to adjust the User Access Control ( UAC ) in Windows 7

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/UACWin7.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on June 03, 2009, 02:52:33 AM
How to adjust the User Access Control ( UAC ) in Windows 7
Seems a good an necessary improvement...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on June 03, 2009, 03:38:51 AM
How to adjust the User Access Control ( UAC ) in Windows 7
Seems a good an necessary improvement...

First thing I did was crank it up to full.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: +AdDicT+ on June 03, 2009, 03:56:25 AM
hahaha me too^^ ;D

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on June 03, 2009, 04:41:06 AM
-= So far, thanks to that, there is less annoying pop ups asking "Are you sure"; "Is that your final answer?"; " Do you want to continue?"; "Really?"..! What the heck.. My bad memories of Vista..
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on June 03, 2009, 02:31:53 PM
How to add some Bing to your browser (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=knowledge_center&articleId=9133845&taxonomyId=1&intsrc=kc_top)

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2009/06/03

Now I'm going to have to learn Windows 7
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 04, 2009, 05:56:54 PM
Quote
Now I'm going to have to learn Windows 7
It's called progress or, how to go broke in a few Windows versions.....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on June 05, 2009, 01:00:06 AM
Quote
Now I'm going to have to learn Windows 7
It's called progress or, how to go broke in a few Windows versions.....  ;D
What me worry:
http://www.zazzle.com/obama_what_me_worry_tshirt-235572780605650696

I just received my Income Tax rebate and due to being audited last year they went back a few years and found out that the computer screwed up back in 2004 and overcharged me about $1000 and I remember complaining back then but how can you argue with a government employe that's backed up by a computer.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 05, 2009, 04:42:03 AM
Quote
Now I'm going to have to learn Windows 7
It's called progress or, how to go broke in a few Windows versions.....  ;D
What me worry:
http://www.zazzle.com/obama_what_me_worry_tshirt-235572780605650696

I just received my Income Tax rebate and due to being audited last year they went back a few years and found out that the computer screwed up back in 2004 and overcharged me about $1000 and I remember complaining back then but how can you argue with a government employe that's backed up by a computer.
But you have avast!    ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 05, 2009, 04:26:57 PM
Snow Leopard and Windows 7: Two flavors of the same GUI? (http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4507)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on June 06, 2009, 05:16:22 PM
-= Uncyclopedia-- The content free encyclopedia (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/IQ)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 07, 2009, 04:36:49 AM
Snow Leopard and Windows 7: Two flavors of the same GUI? (http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4507)
Im actually really pleased with Windows 7's GUI. There is not a whole lot of similarities this time around like the blatant rip off that Vista was (other than what is carried over from Vista). And the performance of windows 7 is amazing, I am dual booting it on my Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and it runs quite well on a Atom processor. Overall I think Microsoft has a winner with Win 7 and they did it without using the photocopiers this time :).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2009, 10:41:08 PM
Create your own custom start page for your browser (http://start.io/about)
(Registration required)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/about-safari-settings.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 15, 2009, 04:29:49 PM
This may be a little Off-Topic but worth a look. :)

Best Computer Fix for 2009

After going through a virus attack, losing a hard drive,
fighting off hackers, upgrading all my software, installing fire-walls,
being threatened with being cut-off by my email provider,
and a host of other problems...

I have fixed my computer...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth121e0c32d07.jpg)

NOW it works exactly the way I want it to..
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on June 15, 2009, 05:26:52 PM
Is that Linux or Microsoft Beer, and how many gallons is the hard drive   :P  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 15, 2009, 06:15:49 PM
Is that Linux or Microsoft Beer, and how many gallons is the hard drive   :P  :o  ;D
Looks more like Miller Light....
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 04, 2009, 06:19:32 PM
Happy 4th of July to All
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Happy%204th%20of%20July/th_800x600_2009-07-03_123033.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Happy%204th%20of%20July/?action=view&current=02760aad.pbw)
Click Image to view the slide show.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 04, 2009, 11:29:12 PM
Happy 4th of July to All
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Happy%204th%20of%20July/th_800x600_2009-07-03_123033.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Happy%204th%20of%20July/?action=view&current=02760aad.pbw)
Click Image to view the slide show.

Need some background music though:
http://4everfloyd.com

We had a wonderful Canada Day and even the weather cooperated after a week of rain and clouds.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 05, 2009, 03:35:17 AM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/33f54dw.jpg) Everyone :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 06, 2009, 04:43:57 PM
Five Best Online Image Editors (http://lifehacker.com/5307419/five-best-online-image-editors)

1. Sumo Paint (http://www.sumopaint.com/web/http://www.sumopaint.com/web/)

2. Adobe Photoshop Express (https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html)

3. Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com/)

4. Picnik (http://www.picnik.com/)

5. Aviary Phoenix (http://aviary.com/tools/phoenix)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2009, 04:36:56 PM
Get Google Gears Up and Running in Firefox 3.5 (http://lifehacker.com/5308487/get-google-gears-up-and-running-in-firefox-35)
Not recommended for the faint of heart..... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 07, 2009, 04:40:07 PM
Not recommended for the faint of heart
so i guess it's not recommended for you Bob because of your age ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2009, 04:58:50 PM
Not recommended for the faint of heart
so i guess it's not recommended for you Bob because of your age ;D
Age wasn't one of the cautions.... I don't faint and there isn't anything wrong with my heart. :)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2009, 11:16:49 PM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: epp on July 08, 2009, 11:23:33 PM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)

They even have Percy Faith, too!  Not bad!  :)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2009, 11:43:09 PM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)

They even have Percy Faith, too!  Not bad!  :)


They even have Liberace..... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 09, 2009, 12:47:34 AM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)

They even have Percy Faith, too!  Not bad!  :)


They even have Liberace..... :)

I'll stick to Pink Floyd  :P

Now playing:
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw <== much better version
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: epp on July 09, 2009, 01:30:00 AM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)

They even have Percy Faith, too!  Not bad!  :)


They even have Liberace..... :)

Noticed your links to Comcast.  If you have the Music Choice Easy Listening channel (channel 539 here), I'm sure at some point, Liberace's music will be heard on it.  I've already heard Percy Faith's a few times.  :)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2009, 04:10:34 PM
Want to listen to Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, or Michael what's-his-name? Stick the name into Fine-tune Player (http://finetune.com/wii/player.php) and start listening. :)

They even have Percy Faith, too!  Not bad!  :)


They even have Liberace..... :)

I'll stick to Pink Floyd  :P

Now playing:
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw <== much better version
YoKenny,
Now I know who knocked down the Berlin Wall.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2009, 06:04:48 PM
Use OpenDNS to surf safely with these tricks (http://windowssecrets.com/2009/07/09/02-Use-OpenDNS-to-surf-safely-with-these-tricks)

An excellent tutorial on using this free and highly recommended service.
I haven't been without it since I first discovered and recommended this free service
almost 3 years ago (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg185494#msg185494).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 09, 2009, 07:20:45 PM
Use OpenDNS to surf safely with these tricks (http://windowssecrets.com/2009/07/09/02-Use-OpenDNS-to-surf-safely-with-these-tricks)
+1

Quote
An excellent tutorial on using this free and highly recommended service.
I haven't been without it since I first discovered and recommended this free service
almost 3 years ago (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg185494#msg185494).
Using OpenDNS is as easy as falling off a log only safer.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on July 09, 2009, 11:57:42 PM
I use OpenDNS (http://www.opendns.com/), but ScrubIT (http://www.scrubit.com/) looks like another good free dns choice.

I've never used ScrubIT, but maybe someone here has....
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on July 10, 2009, 12:52:52 AM
I use OpenDNS (http://www.opendns.com/), but ScrubIT (http://www.scrubit.com/) looks like another good free dns choice.
Can anybody compare OpenDNS with ScrubIT?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on July 10, 2009, 01:30:51 PM
Hi malware fighters,

Small sister mail client now also for Windows. Some users, as are journalists and such are not too happy with to-day's mail retainment policy. Therefore Small sister was developed where you cannot see what set to whom: http://smallsister.org/2009/07/08/a-windows-beta-available/
You do not want BigBrother to sit on all your mails for 6 months, use this mail client...
http://smallsister.org/2009/07/08/a-windows-beta-available/

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 11, 2009, 03:52:19 PM
Have you ever wanted to print a portion of a web page only to find out that
editing the website is almost impossible and it's not really printer friendly.

Printerfriendly.com (http://www.printfriendly.com/) can make both of these chores simple for most websites.

Here is an example (http://www.printfriendly.com/print?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.comcast.net%2F~bob03160%2F).

( Doing this makes me realize that it's time to do some work on my website. :) )

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2009, 06:39:29 PM
Juggling

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth12271739e6d.gif)

I know this is "Off Topic" but someone really knew what he/she was doing when they put this together. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: OrangeCrate on July 13, 2009, 06:50:17 PM
^,

That's pretty cool.

 :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on July 13, 2009, 10:03:34 PM
There should be another thread titled 'very interesting' for that post, Bob.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: FreewheelinFrank on July 13, 2009, 10:21:55 PM
Juggling

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth12271739e6d.gif)

I know this is "Off Topic" but someone really knew what he/she was doing when they put this together. :)

Yeah, giffing about.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 14, 2009, 04:29:04 PM
Draw Diagrams & Designs Online (http://creately.com/)
from Online Flowcharts & Computer Networks to Web Mockups & Sitemaps. Easy, Collaborative and Smart.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Avast%20Forum/th_creately.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Avast%20Forum/creately.png)
Click image to enlarge
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 18, 2009, 01:00:53 AM
Fliggo (http://www.fliggo.com/) easier than ever to use and setup.
A great alternative to display your videos (http://video2go.fliggo.com/)
Let me know when you get your site set up. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 18, 2009, 09:00:44 PM

How Many Forum Members Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” … another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 industry professionals to form the group that the proper term is “lamp”
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that “light bulb” is perfectly correct
19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior,
where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best
for this technique and what brands are faulty
7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s
3 to post about links they found from the URL’s that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”
13 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on July 18, 2009, 09:09:34 PM
And one to post a link to the benefits of using energy efficient bulbs VS standard bulbs.  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 18, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
And another one to show the benefits of standard bulbs V energy efficient bulbs (of which there are many ;D).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on July 18, 2009, 09:24:08 PM
And dont forget the one to post that bulbs by company A are better than ones by Company M  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on July 19, 2009, 07:38:19 AM
And another to post a link to company M's new ads called "Lightbulb Hunters"  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/marc57/5lardh.gif)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on July 19, 2009, 01:18:45 PM
and so, the "lightbulb" issue begins..
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: pete319 on July 20, 2009, 08:26:11 AM
and so, the "lightbulb" issue begins..
What "lightbulb" Issue, mine has blown
I am in the Dark
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 21, 2009, 06:24:41 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg)
Click to enlarge
If you need to identify your computer parts,
this will certainly help.
(http://sonic840.deviantart.com/art/Computer-hardware-poster-1-7-111402099)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: RNfromTN on July 21, 2009, 08:18:50 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/the-great--wifi-robbery-police-to-patrol-down-your-street-20090721-drqb.html (http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/the-great--wifi-robbery-police-to-patrol-down-your-street-20090721-drqb.html)

 ::)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 21, 2009, 08:26:49 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg)
Click to enlarge
If you need to identify your computer parts,
this will certainly help.
(http://sonic840.deviantart.com/art/Computer-hardware-poster-1-7-111402099)
I only care about:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/1132365_fd5c479ec1.jpg
http://forum.avast.com/index.php
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?act=idx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/default.aspx
http://forum.hosts-file.net

Sitting here avoding the rain listening to 4 Ever Floyd on Internet radio:
http://4everfloyd.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 22, 2009, 12:26:59 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Computer_hardware_poster_1_7_by_Son.jpg)
Click to enlarge
If you need to identify your computer parts,
this will certainly help.
(http://sonic840.deviantart.com/art/Computer-hardware-poster-1-7-111402099)
I only care about:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/1132365_fd5c479ec1.jpg
http://forum.avast.com/index.php
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?act=idx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/default.aspx
http://forum.hosts-file.net

Sitting here avoding the rain listening to 4 Ever Floyd on Internet radio:
http://4everfloyd.com
YoKenny,
How do the links you posted relate to my post which is what you're quoting ???  I'm puzzeled  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 22, 2009, 02:49:01 AM
How do the links you posted relate to my post which is what you're quoting ???  I'm puzzeled  ???
I don't care about chips nor connectors nor sockets nor plugs nor ports nor hard drives.

Its all just stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on July 22, 2009, 03:14:53 AM
and so, the "lightbulb" issue begins..
What "lightbulb" Issue, mine has blown
I am in the Dark

Forgot about a confused user that asks again: How many Forum Members Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? because he didn't read the thread :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 22, 2009, 03:37:34 AM
How do the links you posted relate to my post which is what you're quoting ???  I'm puzzeled  ???
I don't care about chips nor connectors nor sockets nor plugs nor ports nor hard drives.

Its all just stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac
Quote
If you need to identify your computer parts,
this will certainly help.
If it doesn't interest you, then please pass it by....... :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2009, 12:40:09 AM
Try These 14 Smart, Handy, and Free Web Sites (http://www.aweber.com/b/zNAE#smart)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 24, 2009, 03:21:52 AM
Try These 14 Smart, Handy, and Free Web Sites (http://www.aweber.com/b/zNAE#smart)
Currently blocked by hpHosts HOSTS file:
http://hosts-file.net/default.asp?s=www.aweber.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2009, 04:05:45 AM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 24, 2009, 05:49:10 AM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.

I recommend you contact Steven Burn the author of hpHosts HOSTS file as he does help to prevent things that you should be afraid of:
Please submit sites to be removed to this thread
http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1658

I see that aweber.com is an email marketing outfit so if you can convince Steven then I guess it will be OK.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2009, 02:52:06 PM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.

I recommend you contact Steven Burn the author of hpHosts HOSTS file as he does help to prevent things that you should be afraid of:
Please submit sites to be removed to this thread
http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1658

I see that aweber.com is an email marketing outfit so if you can convince Steven then I guess it will be OK.
Not all email marketing happens to be bad. The newsletter I receive from Steve Bass a well known computer guru, contains a wealth of
information.
There are times when all of these black list's think they control the airways. I do my own spam sorting and don't rely on
someone else's censorship.
This again boils down to simple users choice. If you don't want to look at the link I posted or think that the judgement of
some black list guru is better then mine, then simply avoid this post.
After all the years I've been on this forum, I really don't recall sending any one to anything I haven't enjoyed myself first. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 24, 2009, 10:36:28 PM
Not all email marketing happens to be bad. The newsletter I receive from Steve Bass a well known computer guru, contains a wealth of
information.
There are times when all of these black list's think they control the airways. I do my own spam sorting and don't rely on
someone else's censorship.
This again boils down to simple users choice. If you don't want to look at the link I posted or think that the judgement of
some black list guru is better then mine, then simply avoid this post.
After all the years I've been on this forum, I really don't recall sending any one to anything I haven't enjoyed myself first. :)
I think I'll just add this to my Favorites:
http://www.techbite.com/Archives.htm

Where I can see:
Try These 14 Smart, Handy, and Free Web Sites
http://www.techbite.com/newsletter/35/try-these-14-smart-handy-and-free-web-sites

I just don't like signing up for news letters.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: curious! on July 25, 2009, 02:54:26 AM
Sorry for being a bit late, but I just saw this:


How Many Forum Members Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” … another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
2 industry professionals to form the group that the proper term is “lamp”
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that “light bulb” is perfectly correct
19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior,
where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best
for this technique and what brands are faulty
7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s
3 to post about links they found from the URL’s that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”
13 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

And I miss one very important information: It must depend on how many of them are Evangelists.

I don't know in which direction the number would go, but I have my guess. Have you?   :)

HL
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on July 25, 2009, 04:52:50 AM
Are you mean how many of the lightbulbs are evangelists?  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on July 25, 2009, 06:36:32 AM
Are you mean how many of the lightbulbs are evangelists?  ???

 It must have been because Evangelists are, might suitably be described, "notorious" for debates?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on July 25, 2009, 07:32:22 AM
Quote
It must have been because Evangelists are, might suitably be described, "notorious" for debates?

and for detect, identify, remove, and protect from, insidious malware   :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: curious! on July 25, 2009, 11:06:08 AM
Are you mean how many of the lightbulbs are evangelists?  ???

Well, none of them I hope.   ;)   

I didn't get answer to my question, so here is a new one:

How many of the Evangelists are 'lightbulbs'?    :o   Let them shine and enlighten others.

HL



Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on July 25, 2009, 11:13:12 AM
Quote
Let them shine and enlighten others.

 Diffuse Interreflection.

 Surprisingly, what I've learned from yesterday's physics class could be applied here. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 26, 2009, 12:02:20 AM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.

Steven Burn of hpHosts is on top of this and has informed me that aweber.com will be removed on the next HOSTS file update.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 26, 2009, 12:57:25 AM
I think this qualifies as interesting ;)

On August 7 , 2009  
At 12hr 34 minutes and 56 seconds on the 7th of August this year, the time and date will be  
12:34:56 07/08/09
 
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This will never happen in your life again??!!!!

-Scott-
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 26, 2009, 01:09:48 AM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.

Steven Burn of hpHosts is on top of this and has informed me that aweber.com will be removed on the next HOSTS file update.
I'm sure it will make Steve Bass Happy.
This to me is one of the problems with all these Host Files and link checkers.
There seems to be no real control about adding a website to the list and it takes a genuine effort to have
that same website removed from the list.  :'(
I know, I speak from a personal experience.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 26, 2009, 01:33:34 AM
Then I suggest you fix your host file.... :)
Steve Bass doesn't post anything to be afraid of.

Steven Burn of hpHosts is on top of this and has informed me that aweber.com will be removed on the next HOSTS file update.
I'm sure it will make Steve Bass Happy.
This to me is one of the problems with all these Host Files and link checkers.
There seems to be no real control about adding a website to the list and it takes a genuine effort to have
that same website removed from the list.  :'(
I know, I speak from a personal experience.

It takes a genuine effort to stay on top of malware as I know, I speak from personal experience as well.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 30, 2009, 01:17:25 AM
Microsoft-Yahoo ink 10-year search pact. (http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=21890&tag=nl.e589)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 30, 2009, 01:29:41 AM
Here's some more on the MS Yahoo agreement:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10298303-56.html?tag=nl.e404 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10298303-56.html?tag=nl.e404)

Now if Yahoo had only except MS's offer some time back, they would have been rolling in money.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on July 31, 2009, 06:59:56 AM
Now if Yahoo had only except MS's offer some time back, they would have been rolling in money.
Yahoo stock has obviously dropped (http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:YHOO) some time around the deal was announced.  It seems, some people, including stock holders, take it that Yahoo admitted its incompetence in offering innovations to the society and that they are attempting to fill the blank with politics.

Well, that's off topic and I came here to inform that Gmail finally allowed users to use SMTPs of other providers (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/30/gmail-kisses-on-behalf-of-goodbye-enables-support-for-third-party-outbound-servers/), which is basically good news for those who integrate their mail accounts to gmail.  Unfortunately, in my case, I couldn't let it work for some reason.  I have already complained of it to the provider and I wish you'd have better luck.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on July 31, 2009, 12:38:43 PM
Considering the Microsoft-Yahoo Venture :)
Click on pic to enlarge
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 31, 2009, 03:20:31 PM
I have never liked the Yahoo search engine, even before Google I used many other search engines, dogpile, ixquick was a really good one that wasn't media intensive (ideal on dial-up) and collated the results of multiple engines.

When google came on the scene, that was it, very clean uncluttered home page and excellent results and I haven't looked back.

I also never liked the MSN search either for much the same reasons, medial heavy. So I can't imagine what MSN (A.K.A. windows search, windows live search, bing)/Yahoo will be like, but it really will have to go some to get me off google ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 31, 2009, 03:44:27 PM
It seems google have been around for longer than you think, back before computers...

Don't forget your stamp ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on August 01, 2009, 12:44:21 AM
Yahoo is okay with purely technical issues. Quite a good second opinion I have always found.

Dont know about MSN, Live, Bing as I only really bother if I'm on Microsoft website. I end up on one or the other sometimes, but have no idea what is going on amongst that lot. A9 seems to have linkd in there sometimes as well. But I knd of take what I'm given with that bunch.

Google search box - especially unadulterated - mean and lean. Always reach there first. My instant internet on most my computers. The online profile is igoogle + password.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 01, 2009, 02:25:36 AM
Top antispyware software (http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10298828-12.html)

I think I managed to get a little plug in for avast! 5  - See reply #14. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 03, 2009, 11:26:50 AM
New False Positive/issue in Avira Products!!!

Intel website blocked as potentially dangerous website

http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=95854
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2009, 11:48:33 PM
This is fairly close to my actual location:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/MyIP.png)

Where are you located ???
http://www.ip-adress.com/ (http://www.ip-adress.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 04, 2009, 11:54:10 PM
This is fairly close to my actual location:

http://sendstudio.ip-adress.com/link.php?M=59811&N=57&L=2&F=H

Where are you located ???
http://www.ip-adress.com/ (http://www.ip-adress.com/)
I guess it would not detect mine recently, because Iran has started 2 new data-center and Iranian users/clients don't connect to internet with their own IP anymore...

Iran is using these data-centers to have a more strong content filtering and all Iranian connect to internet with same IP!! what we have inside Iran is intranet connect to Iran data-center and then access to internet...

it's not matter and is good in some reason!! for example it's good because it would be more diffuclt for hackers to find my real IP and it's bad sometimes because it cause some problem during download files from free servers such as RapidShare because it detect all Iranian clients as a user and says you are currently downloading a file and without premium account we cannot download from that server.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 05, 2009, 01:07:54 AM
Do Computers Make Planes Less or More Safe? (http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=8236562&page=1)

A Look at Whether Increased Automation Means that Planes Will be More Dangerous
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on August 05, 2009, 06:13:51 PM
From release notes on Firefox 3.5.2 (http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-46.html).
Quote
Mozilla add-on developer and community member Wladimir Palant reported broken functionality on pages that had a Link: HTTP header when an add-on was installed which implemented a Content Policy in JavaScript, such as AdBlock Plus or NoScript. Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 demonstrated that the broken functionality was due to the window's global object receiving an incorrect security wrapper and that this issue could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges.
I find this is an interesting case since some Firefox addons which normally considered as security enhancements can do the exact opposite.   :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Alan Baxter on August 06, 2009, 06:42:13 AM
Indeed.  At least it's fixed in Fx 3.5.2.

By the way, Secunia has listed a Highly Critical unpatched vulnerability in the latest version of Fx3.0.x, i.e. Fx 3.0.13.  http://secunia.com/advisories/36088/
Might be a good idea for users that haven't updated to Fx 3.5.2 to do that now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 06, 2009, 06:02:05 PM
Indeed.  At least it's fixed in Fx 3.5.2.

By the way, Secunia has listed a Highly Critical unpatched vulnerability in the latest version of Fx3.0.x, i.e. Fx 3.0.13.  http://secunia.com/advisories/36088/
Might be a good idea for users that haven't updated to Fx 3.5.2 to do that now.
If one does not use firefox, is one at risk if one does not update?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 06, 2009, 06:04:01 PM
Massacre Gmail Ads with These Two Sentences (and Some Tragic Words) (http://lifehacker.com/5330642/massacre-gmail-ads-with-these-two-sentences-and-some-tragic-words?skyline=true&s=x)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 06, 2009, 06:16:49 PM
Massacre Gmail Ads with These Two Sentences (and Some Tragic Words) (http://lifehacker.com/5330642/massacre-gmail-ads-with-these-two-sentences-and-some-tragic-words?skyline=true&s=x)

;D ;D

just be careful how/when you use them... ;)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 06, 2009, 07:24:55 PM
Indeed.  At least it's fixed in Fx 3.5.2.

By the way, Secunia has listed a Highly Critical unpatched vulnerability in the latest version of Fx3.0.x, i.e. Fx 3.0.13.  http://secunia.com/advisories/36088/
Might be a good idea for users that haven't updated to Fx 3.5.2 to do that now.
If one does not use firefox, is one at risk if one does not update?

I don't use Firefox so I don't worry.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 08, 2009, 11:07:22 PM
(http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/Z4J0fW7oRNA/default.jpg)
Quick fingers. :)
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/TommyJohnsoBoogieWoogie.html (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/TommyJohnsoBoogieWoogie.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 09, 2009, 09:33:01 AM
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/TommyJohnsoBoogieWoogie.html (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Videos/TommyJohnsoBoogieWoogie.html)

 Here's my bet from our country.

 10 Year Old Enzo Plays Fantasie Impromptu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQYYT3qlTu4)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: lee20 on August 09, 2009, 09:52:59 AM
Quote
Where are you located Huh
http://www.ip-adress.com/

Finds my correct town, is pretty impressive, if not slightly worrying that they can't spell "address" correctly  ;D

--lee
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 09, 2009, 01:48:38 PM
[If the application is installed on your system then it should be kept up-to-date.
Thx for letting me know...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 09, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
National Geographic - Some of their Best
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/National%20Geographic/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth122ff6e6bbf.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/National%20Geographic/?action=view&current=214ddbe9.pbw)
Click Image to view the slide show.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: pete319 on August 10, 2009, 11:58:20 AM
Thankyou bob3160

There is some amazing pictures there. Very glad you posted the link, image ;)

Pete
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 10, 2009, 04:25:37 PM
Five Best Video Players (http://feedblitz.com/r.asp?l=40352426&f=379971&u=18573523) ; according to lifehacker. :)

I still happen to like jetAudio (http://download.cnet.com/JetAudio-Basic/3000-2141_4-10013740.html) (Don't let the word audio fool you.)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on August 10, 2009, 05:29:16 PM
As expected from Lifehacker, the taste is rather geeky.  Probably for their taste, JetAudio is more for mass market, if it's not from larger companies such as Apple.
I still happen to like jetAudio (http://download.cnet.com/JetAudio-Basic/3000-2141_4-10013740.html) (Don't let the word audio fool you.)  :)
Yes, it's all-round media player now...the name simply indicates that it has been around for quite a long time now.  I used to have it on my PC but nowadays I get rather "geekier."  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 11, 2009, 01:19:18 PM
(http://i25.tinypic.com/24q1w82.jpg)
The world's most simple and inexpensive global position locator. Most systems cost hundreds of dollars and take a fair amount of time to learn and use. Ultra Easy Internet Locator does it all in seconds, with little or no learning curve and at a cost that can't be beat: free!
Ultra Easy Internet Locator uses a highly advanced global position locator algorithm known as 'Internet Global User Exact Specific Site.' Try it yourself.
http://www.darnay.com/iec/features/locator/index.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on August 11, 2009, 02:05:47 PM
very accurate  ;D  ;D so is this

http://www.themobiletracker.com/english/index.html   :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 11, 2009, 02:48:54 PM
(http://i25.tinypic.com/2vttzqw.jpg)
no thanks..
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on August 11, 2009, 03:52:39 PM
Linkscanner and siteadvisor is green......
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 12, 2009, 10:55:43 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/DSC_7260_610x405.jpg)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10307239-54.html?tag=nl.e404 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10307239-54.html?tag=nl.e404)

At a $40,000. price tag, how many miles will you have to travel to make up the extra money spent
on the car for the expected fuel savings promised ???

Now even available on eBay (http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=22457&tag=nl.e539)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 15, 2009, 02:39:17 AM
Micro Soft might be hit were it hurts.

Quote
Updated: Microsoft is barred from selling any Microsoft Word products that can open XML files (.xml, .docx and .docm), according to a U.S. District Court ruling in favor of i4i, a small Canadian company that sued the software giant for patent infringement.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=22595

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 15, 2009, 10:03:26 AM
 After Microsoft, I'm wondering on how OpenOffice.Org might be doing now. ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2009, 01:22:44 AM
Cops at work. (http://meadowlakegazette.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 17, 2009, 01:32:57 AM
Cops at work. (http://meadowlakegazette.blogspot.com/)

Bob, what did you do this time...;)

It looked like the end of one of those police chases you see on tv...:)

The cop (with the gun?) at the end looked like he wasn't too happy you were filming too...Run Bob, run!!! ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2009, 01:44:35 AM
It was a drug bust!!!!
Actually, the state trooper was lucky that Alice was in the car or I would have pursued the issue.
Freedom of the press still prevails since I wasn't interfering in their activity.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 17, 2009, 01:49:45 AM
It was a drug bust!!!!
Actually, the state trooper was lucky that Alice was in the car or I would have pursued the issue.
Freedom of the press still prevails since I wasn't interfering in their activity.  :)


Weird...was just watching a programme about the DEA... :P

I imagine the state trooper would push the safety side of being in the car...just hand him the complaint departmant standard issue form (second image);D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 17, 2009, 01:54:26 AM
It was a drug bust!!!!
Actually, the state trooper was lucky that Alice was in the car or I would have pursued the issue.
Freedom of the press still prevails since I wasn't interfering in their activity.  :)


Weird...was just watching a programme about the DEA... :P

I imagine the state trooper would push the safety side of being in the car...
When I started shooting the pictures and the video, the only ones with guns where the police.
Maybe you're right....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 17, 2009, 06:33:01 PM
Found this in one of my e-mails... a little maths...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 17, 2009, 07:55:34 PM
Found this in one of my e-mails... a little maths...

Nice, didn't think of that.

You might enjoy these as well. ;)

First Video
http://www.squarecirclez.com/blog/friday-math-movie-got-math/1632

Second Video (a.k.a I Will Derive)
http://www.squarecirclez.com/blog/friday-math-movie-i-will-derive/1272
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 19, 2009, 07:33:44 PM
Don't know... the first link would not play... ???
The second was not bad...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 19, 2009, 10:14:28 PM
Don't know... the first link would not play... ???
The second was not bad...

Your right. It use to work.. now it doesn't even on mine. The first video had a nice excerpt from Family Guy in which Chris talks to his dad (Peter) about how math is important in order to function in the real world. Real funny situation.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 21, 2009, 02:47:29 AM
Today, Stephen Wolfram is sharing an update on some of the
advances and improvements we've made to Wolfram|Alpha in his blog
post, "What We've Been Doing This Summer," available here:
http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009/08/20/what-weve-been-doing-this-summer (http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2009/08/20/what-weve-been-doing-this-summer)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on August 21, 2009, 01:51:46 PM
***

Thanks for the update link on this, Bob.   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 23, 2009, 06:10:46 PM
Your welcome CharleyO. :)

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/08/340x_cd-bagel-holder.png)
Bagels, with their central fitting holes and wheel-like shape, are an improvisational thinker's kind of sandwich bread.
Rodrigo Piwonka's Flickr stream shows off a CD spindle bagel holder MacGyver would totally dig, and it might just inspire
you to reuse your own Memorex/FujiFilm/Kodak spindles for culinary transport purposes. Angus would probably also note that,
turned upside-down, the round plastic cylinder that caps the spindle works great for holding your salad.
More Tricks available here (http://lifehacker.com/5342899/top-10-tricks-macgyver-would-be-proud-of)

I can attest to the bagel trick. :)  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 23, 2009, 06:19:12 PM
Thanks bob.

no more paper lunch bags for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 23, 2009, 06:49:48 PM
Thanks bob.

no more paper lunch bags for me.  ;D
If you use the 100 disc sleve, you should be able to get 4 bagels into it.... ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on August 24, 2009, 02:02:26 PM
SuperF4 kills the foreground program when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4   ;)

http://code.google.com/p/superf4/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 24, 2009, 02:04:20 PM
Microsoft, Yahoo Join in Opposing Google Books Deal

 SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp and Yahoo! Inc are joining a group of opponents to a class action settlement that gives Google Inc the right to digitize millions of books, the companies said on Friday.

The companies are becoming part of the Open Book Alliance, made up of nonprofits and libraries that have raised a red flag against Google's plan to digitize books and put them on the Internet.

"Yes, we've agreed to participate in the coalition," a spokesman for Microsoft said. A Yahoo spokeswoman said they had also signed on.

Amazon.com Inc has also reportedly joined, but a spokeswoman said: "We don't comment on rumor or speculation."

Critics say the deal gives Google the unimpeded ability to set prices for libraries, once they scan books and put them on the Internet. If the service becomes a necessity for libraries they would face monopoly pricing, Google's opponents say.

They also say it would also allow Google -- and only Google -- to digitize so-called orphan works, which could pose an antitrust concern.

More  here (http://www.newsmax.com/science/google_digital_books/2009/08/24/251502.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 24, 2009, 04:36:39 PM
SuperF4 kills the foreground program when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4   ;)

http://code.google.com/p/superf4/

Well windows does that already surely with the simple two key option Alt+F4, the window in focus (foreground ?) is closed.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 24, 2009, 09:07:09 PM
Facebook cannot prevent rouge apps from appearing...
I hate rouge apps as they make me bush:
http://www.dictionary.net/rouge

I dislike rogue apps even more:
http://www.answers.com/topic/rogue
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on August 24, 2009, 10:54:59 PM
Quote
Quote from: pondus on Today at 12:02:26 PM
SuperF4 kills the foreground program when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4   

http://code.google.com/p/superf4/


Well windows does that already surely with the simple two key option Alt+F4, the window in focus (foreground ?) is closed.

What SuperF4 basically does, is kill the process of the foreground window when you press Ctrl+Alt+F4. You might think, doesn't Alt+F4 do this? Well, it's a bit different. When you press Alt+F4, the program can refuse to quit. Windows essentially only asks the program to quit, and lets it decide for itself what to do (almost always it behaves just as if you would have pressed the × in the upper-right corner).

http://code.google.com/p/superf4/wiki/About
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 24, 2009, 11:04:40 PM
I've never had one refuse to quite before and for those that might (if ever) there is the task manager to end the process.

I tend to keep away from installing a program just to do something which is well catered for already. As they say if it isn't broke don't fix it ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 25, 2009, 02:07:23 PM
Solving a pc problem...
http://lifehacker.com/5344702/tech-support-cheat-sheet-reveals-the-secrets-of-troubleshooting
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 25, 2009, 04:43:24 PM
Normally what is a ROGUE?_?
You need to learn how to use a dictionary:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rogue

If you use firefox you can have it as a right click option with an add-on called DictionarySearch, very handy, just highlight the word you want right click, select Search Dictionary for "your text"
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2009, 04:52:18 AM
(http://uneasysilence.com/media/2009/07/Snow-Leopard-Prowl-150x150.jpg)
Grab Mac OS X Snow Leopard's Wallpaper for Your Desktop - Download The New Desktop Pictures Full Resolution (http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/07/14293/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 26, 2009, 09:27:13 AM
Stop multitasking...
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/08/multitasking.jpg)

Self-Proclaimed Multitaskers Aren't That Good at Multitasking (http://lifehacker.com/5345091/self+proclaimed-multitaskers-arent-that-good-at-multitasking)

OfficeTab Adds Tabs to Microsoft Office (http://lifehacker.com/5345338/officetab-adds-tabs-to-microsoft-office)
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/17/2009/08/500x_sshot-2009-08-25-14-32-48.jpg)
How Fast is Your Internet Connection? (http://lifehacker.com/5345301/how-fast-is-your-internet-connection)
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/08/Speakeasy_-_Speed_Test.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on August 26, 2009, 03:14:24 PM
OfficeTab Adds Tabs to Microsoft Office (http://lifehacker.com/5345338/officetab-adds-tabs-to-microsoft-office)
Fantastic tool... Many many thanks!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on August 26, 2009, 06:39:31 PM
NASA suggests teaming up with Russia for Mars flight

"MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has invited Russia to carry out a joint manned flight to Mars, the head of NASA’s Moscow office said on Tuesday."

http://spacefellowship.com/2009/08/25/nasa-suggests-teaming-up-with-russia-for-mars-flight/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Black3agl3 on August 27, 2009, 07:54:37 AM
OfficeTab Adds Tabs to Microsoft Office (http://lifehacker.com/5345338/officetab-adds-tabs-to-microsoft-office)
Fantastic tool... Many many thanks!
No problem... ;)

Save ur brain: do not eat in excess... (http://lifehacker.com/5346298/obesity-significantly-shrinks-and-ages-brain-tissue-study-says)
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/08/brains.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on August 31, 2009, 12:01:41 PM
Novicorp WinToFlash

http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

What is WinToFlash
WinToFlash is a software for transfer your Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 setup from CD or DVD to flash in some mouse clicks. This is about you can install your Windows from flash card, USB stick, HDD, etc to your computer or netbook.

And this is not all it can do. WinToFlash can transfer your live CD/DVD to flash card, for example, BartPE. After all you can erase your Flash card and format it with you Windows for every day use.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 01, 2009, 12:10:10 AM
Shopping utilizing Bing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfpdBe-jiWU&feature=player_embedded) might put a hurt on Google's search engine.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 01, 2009, 12:29:22 AM
Why Macs Can't Beat PCs with Windows 7 (http://www.pcworld.com/article/170789/why_macs_cant_beat_pcs_with_windows_7.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl1)
What's your take on this article? ( I already know Mac's answer.....  ;D )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on September 01, 2009, 04:56:54 AM
Why Macs Can't Beat PCs with Windows 7 (http://www.pcworld.com/article/170789/why_macs_cant_beat_pcs_with_windows_7.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl1)
What's your take on this article? ( I already know Mac's answer.....  ;D )
Everyone is entitled to their Opinion. I have the Snow Leopard DVD on my desk Waiting for me to install (backing up files right now) and I have Windows 7 on pre-order. From what I have seen of the Win 7 RC its a good OS. Its all about Personal preference.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on September 01, 2009, 05:11:19 AM
Hey Mac, Long time no see. Glad to see you around.

You might want to check this out: http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/08/snow_leopard_pr.html

I guess there are some compatability problems with some printers and Snow Leopard. ( Which is normal for any new OS)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on September 01, 2009, 01:19:59 PM
Hey Mac, Long time no see. Glad to see you around.

You might want to check this out: http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/08/snow_leopard_pr.html

I guess there are some compatability problems with some printers and Snow Leopard. ( Which is normal for any new OS)

Yeah there are some software thats incompatible too. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3258
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on September 02, 2009, 12:35:49 AM
Why Macs Can't Beat PCs with Windows 7 (http://www.pcworld.com/article/170789/why_macs_cant_beat_pcs_with_windows_7.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl1)
What's your take on this article? ( I already know Mac's answer.....  ;D )

Thanks for the article Bob. I found it very balanced. (the author doesn't strike me as being a Win fanboy... pardon the term)

I'm exited to finally see the final win 7 release but I'm worried it might turn out to follow in the foot steps of Vista. I recall a very popular tv show that had the RC I think for vista, or had seen it at a technology show , and they were enthusiastic about it. However the final product ended up lacking some components and being slower than what they originally showed. This was on TV so all I have to go on is memory. If this is wrong please tell me.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 02, 2009, 12:48:21 AM
As a Windows 7 user I find it is great:  
Windows 7 Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jsx-gf-z2U <== 15:08 minutes

I see he has SpeedFan as well.  8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 02, 2009, 01:16:57 AM
Quote
I'm exited to finally see the final win 7 release but I'm worried it might turn out to follow in the foot steps of Vista.
Not a chance. :) I've been using Windows 7 since early beta and even then it was better than Vista and has only matured.
If you have a problem with Vista then the simple cure is to upgrade to Windows 7.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on September 02, 2009, 11:24:12 PM
Quote
I'm exited to finally see the final win 7 release but I'm worried it might turn out to follow in the foot steps of Vista.
Not a chance. :) I've been using Windows 7 since early beta and even then it was better than Vista and has only matured.
If you have a problem with Vista then the simple cure is to upgrade to Windows 7.  :)

If Win 7 lives up to your praises bob then I won't be surprised if Vista "vanishes" in the next 2-3 years. My Vista will go before that. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 02, 2009, 11:47:54 PM
It's already history in my house. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 06, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
Not sure whether Bluescreenview has already featured on the thread -

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,80367/description.html?tk=rss_downloads_weekly_null

I have not download as yet. Nor can I provide the ideal download site.
But looks promising.



 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 06, 2009, 09:54:29 PM
Not sure whether Bluescreenview has already featured on the thread -

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,80367/description.html?tk=rss_downloads_weekly_null

I have not download as yet. Nor can I provide the ideal download site.
But looks promising.





 

Full details and download:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html)

Also available for download at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/bluescreenview_setup.exe (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/bluescreenview_setup.exe)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 06, 2009, 09:58:15 PM
Thanks Bob. I've downloaded it to my flash drive. Looks like a useful addition.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 06, 2009, 10:56:43 PM
On my computer, I have no BSD's so there isn't anything to view.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 07, 2009, 12:35:21 AM
Likewise. But the utility is there ready on my flash drive for when the time comes. I havent read the documentation yet but just a thought - I guess Im going to need to load in Safe Mode or on command line after the event, or perhaps load prior whenever I think there is a possibility of a BSOD. I have some old mainboards around which I could maybe use to generate one - but the time involved. I think a code 10 is what I need - faulty hardware - maybe an old cd player on later model PC would do the trick. Im sure somehow or another I will get the chance to test the utility.


Edit - create a dump file of course. Where was I? probably got my code wrong as well. I dont know a lot about minidump so I guess I need to put some time aside.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 07, 2009, 01:39:46 AM
On my computer, I have no BSD's so there isn't anything to view.  :)

[AOL]
Me too
[/AOL]
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 07, 2009, 03:38:20 PM
It only reads minidumps, not the kernel (full) dumps... it's a pity.
Sometimes only the full dump is useful, but this application does not read it.
I wish there is a "simple" application that could analyze the memory dump.
Nowadays, you need to be a technician to analyze it...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 07, 2009, 08:26:47 PM
Thanks for input Tech. Memory dump is topic area new to me something new to learn.
This utility might provide a start point for me when I find time.

Meanwhile those still using Windows XP might find this explanation of error codes interesting -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123

Generally I will look to Windows first for resolution of problem areas because more often than not I find that is where the problem lies. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 07, 2009, 08:47:11 PM
Thanks for input Tech. Memory dump is topic area new to me something new to learn.
This utility might provide a start point for me when I find time.

Meanwhile those still using Windows XP might find this explanation of error codes interesting -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123

Generally I will look to Windows first for resolution of problem areas because more often than not I find that is where the problem lies. 
This might also come in handy:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg160638#msg160638 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg160638#msg160638)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 07, 2009, 09:50:00 PM
Cheers Bob. That utility will begoing on the flash drive as well.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 07, 2009, 09:58:36 PM
It's too old for me... 1995... Wouldn't the error messages changed since then?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 08, 2009, 01:35:55 AM
Unsure 1995  ??? Error messages more for hardware, and on older stuff at that - like you say Tech.

I just clean installed XP Pro to a CUSI M (bout 2000 vintage I think), 733Mhz cpu, 512 sd ram, 20GB HDD, but with 2008 DVD/R - IE8, Chrome, SP3, and so on. This machine is an antique but still runs a storm. Owner seems happy enough.  :)

Still - no error messages or bluescreens, so dont know if those utilities will see much if any use 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on September 08, 2009, 06:38:57 PM
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According to it's web page, EMW was last updated May 22nd, 2005. Still, this is quite old and I have found that some error numbers are not in EMW. I wish the author would update EMW because it use to be very useful. 


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 08, 2009, 10:13:44 PM
Perhaps the whole Windows errors thing could now be approached from a broader perspective taking in browser activities and associated changes that have may impacted on desktop usage.

I dont see carting Event ID or some intuitive guess across to Help and Support and then trawling through the leads that are retuirned as a very inspiring way to deal with an error situation. Takes a bit of effort. Always feel not to bother, so often wont go there.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 09, 2009, 12:05:59 AM
You aren't alone mkis.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 09, 2009, 12:33:06 AM
google search seems a lot closer  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2009, 04:16:33 AM
Meadow Lake, NM (http://bob3160.jalbum.net/Meadow%20Lake%20Old/slides/MeadowLake06.html?show_param=3) which is the community I live in, at one time, actually had a lake.

After many years of neglect and a change in the community, that same lake has turned into this (http://bob3160.jalbum.net/MeadowLakeCurrent/slides/jim%20lane%202009%20024.html?show_param=3).

A group of us have now started on a project to resorect that area. Although it will never be a lake again,
it is our intention to turn it into a wetlands and park area and again enjoy an area all can be proud of.
Some of what we hope to accomplis can be found here (https://sites.google.com/site/mlpaassociation/).

(The website is still under construction just as avast! 5 :) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on September 11, 2009, 01:36:08 PM
I wish you all the best with project Bob.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2009, 01:50:09 PM
I wish you all the best with project Bob.  :)
Thank you mkis,
I hope I live long enough to see it happen. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 11, 2009, 02:02:57 PM
Indeed a beautiful place to be resurrected ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on September 11, 2009, 04:14:25 PM
Indeed a beautiful place to be resurrected ;)

Yes, I agree, I hope it goes well :)


You used the same theme as me, nice :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on September 11, 2009, 08:48:27 PM
Yes i agree aswell, hope you folks from Meadow Lake succeed in your mission Bob ! ;) :)

Cheers !

Mikey
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on September 12, 2009, 03:24:45 PM
The project seems colossal to say the least but you don't strike me as the kind that gives up. ;D
I wish you all the best luck in your endeavor. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on September 12, 2009, 03:30:51 PM
All the best Bob.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2009, 10:51:48 PM
Thanks everyone for your responses. :)

Here is your reward: :)

It will drive you nuts!! Have fun!
The object of the game is to move the red block around
Without getting hit by the blue blocks or' touching' the black walls.
If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been
Said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are
Expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Air Force Test (http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html) <--------click here
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on September 12, 2009, 11:51:25 PM
Thanks everyone for your responses. :)

Here is your reward: :)

It will drive you nuts!! Have fun!
The object of the game is to move the red block around
Without getting hit by the blue blocks or' touching' the black walls.
If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been
Said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are
Expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Air Force Test (http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html) <--------click here

I found this on the ipod app store a while ago, and haven't stopped since...SO addictive...(they even called it 'most addictive game' ;))
It's a bit harder on the ipod though, as your finger obscures the square, so you kinda have to look at it from the side...

My best score is 21.78 seconds...not too bad I think...:)

-Scott-


Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2009, 02:43:52 PM
LIVE on the Internet.....  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwTxlIcGXyQ&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwTxlIcGXyQ&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2009, 04:06:13 PM
Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot (http://lifehacker.com/5369381/turn-your-windows-7-pc-into-a-wireless-hotspot)
If you've ever wanted to get your iPod touch, iPhone, or other wireless device connected, but all you've got is a wired network at work, school, or elsewhere,
Windows 7 makes this process trivial.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on September 30, 2009, 05:50:44 PM
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Wow ... what a nice little lake it use to be!

I hope y'all can get it back to a pretty lake again.

Good luck with the project, Bob !


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 01, 2009, 02:29:26 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/wtf.png)
Tired of being the butt of jokes, the organization changed its name
to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin.


Thanks Steve Bass for that smile included in your informative News Letter (http://www.techbite.com/)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2009, 02:43:23 PM
Lol :)
I really can't imagine who give the first name of it ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on October 04, 2009, 04:39:26 PM
Windows Vista Pearl Sound Scheme Remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=344LCM4oj7g&feature=related)

 Just for fun. Or not.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 04, 2009, 04:51:03 PM
Windows Vista Pearl Sound Scheme Remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=344LCM4oj7g&feature=related)

 Just for fun. Or not.

sounds good.. i love the hang sound.. which sounds like "dung!!!" (the one which plays in the background when you try to end an avast process)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2009, 06:32:15 PM
I prefer this one. :)
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AvastForumNostalgia/1AvastSong.mp3 (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AvastForumNostalgia/1AvastSong.mp3)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 04, 2009, 07:30:08 PM
I prefer this one. :)
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AvastForumNostalgia/1AvastSong.mp3 (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AvastForumNostalgia/1AvastSong.mp3)

lol  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on October 05, 2009, 06:46:24 AM
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Nice Avast song, Bob.   :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 05, 2009, 02:05:42 PM
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Nice Avast song, Bob.   :)


***
It's been around for a long time. Eddy put it together some years back.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on October 05, 2009, 07:14:49 PM
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Thanks to Eddy for putting it together, then.   :)


***

OOPS ... corrected above.


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2009, 06:28:58 AM
***

Thanks to Frank for putting it together, then.   :)


***
Eddy (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2179)   not frank.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2009, 03:27:42 AM
A little bit of COUNTRY
Hear New Music On '004Jim Reeves Radio' <Listen Now (http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=901594&l=38280&ctl=17B0B90:C77675BAEA81A23BC9E297BB7E2AF59A050542759970026E&)>
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 07, 2009, 05:28:49 AM
A little bit of COUNTRY
Hear New Music On '004Jim Reeves Radio' <Listen Now (http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=901594&l=38280&ctl=17B0B90:C77675BAEA81A23BC9E297BB7E2AF59A050542759970026E&)>
When I quit listening to country my dog came back, my pickup started to run, the divorce lawyer dropped charges and my wife apologized for all she did.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2009, 02:56:19 PM
A little bit of COUNTRY
Hear New Music On '004Jim Reeves Radio' <Listen Now (http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=901594&l=38280&ctl=17B0B90:C77675BAEA81A23BC9E297BB7E2AF59A050542759970026E&)>
When I quit listening to country my dog came back, my pickup started to run, the divorce lawyer dropped charges and my wife apologized for all she did.
Maybe you didn't know when you were well off.... ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 08, 2009, 06:08:21 PM
Has anyone seen this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0

please watch.

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 09, 2009, 12:46:19 AM
A little bit of COUNTRY
Hear New Music On '004Jim Reeves Radio' <Listen Now (http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=901594&l=38280&ctl=17B0B90:C77675BAEA81A23BC9E297BB7E2AF59A050542759970026E&)>
Thanks!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2009, 04:27:21 AM
A little bit of COUNTRY
Hear New Music On '004Jim Reeves Radio' <Listen Now (http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=927&c=901594&l=38280&ctl=17B0B90:C77675BAEA81A23BC9E297BB7E2AF59A050542759970026E&)>
Thanks!
See YoKenny, some people do have good taste..... ;D :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on October 09, 2009, 05:31:43 AM
Has anyone seen this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0

please watch.

nmb
Everybody there seemed to be scold by a twelve year old girl.   ;D  In case you are wondering what is going on, it's a famous (Well...to be honest, I didn't know that) speech by Severn Cullis-Suzuki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki) at Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

However, I'm wondering how much this speech is affective since US seems to have begun to be tired of Obama's seemingly empty idealism while even Neo-Con, who was once silenced by the economic recession, regaining its power.  Obama became the US president probably in the worst time in these decades since US may be at the edge of paying their swollen dept now that it appears to have lost the power as the world's biggest consumption power with the high unemployment rate and thus losing its throne as the mother country of a key currency.  I'm wondering if US is shifting from escapist idealism to escapist nationalism...I hope this will be proven wrong.  :-\
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 09, 2009, 09:28:43 AM
Has anyone seen this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0

please watch.

nmb
Everybody there seemed to be scold by a twelve year old girl.   ;D  In case you are wondering what is going on, it's a famous (Well...to be honest, I didn't know that) speech by Severn Cullis-Suzuki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki) at Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

However, I'm wondering how much this speech is affective since US seems to have begun to be tired of Obama's seemingly empty idealism while even Neo-Con, who was once silenced by the economic recession, regaining its power.  Obama became the US president probably in the worst time in these decades since US may be at the edge of paying their swollen dept now that it appears to have lost the power as the world's biggest consumption power with the high unemployment rate and thus losing its throne as the mother country of a key currency.  I'm wondering if US is shifting from escapist idealism to escapist nationalism...I hope this will be proven wrong.  :-\
Her father David Suzuki presents one of my favorite shows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nature_of_Things

I think that we humans feel we can control the climate and the global warming situation but a million years from now things will be the same except for that asteroid that still has to find us.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on October 09, 2009, 10:06:10 AM
Her father David Suzuki presents one of my favorite shows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nature_of_Things
Didn't know that...sounds interesting.

I think that we humans feel we can control the climate and the global warming situation but a million years from now things will be the same except for that asteroid that still has to find us.
If you are talking of theories around global warming, the opinion is even divided among people with more scientific knowledge and the output tends to be too political to be judged by purely scientific viewpoints.  However, I agree that human beings have the tendency of seeing things in favor to themselves.  Then, again, that can be said from both political sides.
Quote
And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?  A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.  And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye (Luke 6:39-42).

At least, here, she was speaking of what are really happening such as pollutions, war and starvation, which can be seen through our own eyes if we go to some places on this planet, rather than something abstract like theories around global warming.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2009, 02:43:59 PM
Quote
global warming.
What Global Warming ??? I'm sitting here with a sweater on and the heat is going.
Remember, I'm in New Mexico and it's only October.  ;D So why is it in the 40's outside ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 09, 2009, 02:58:55 PM
Snap, or should that be 'cold snap' I'm freezing my ass off, 47f outside and not much warmer inside. I guess I will have to contribute to global warming and switch the heating on :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 09, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
It was a beautiful sunny Fall day yesterday but today its rainy now and 10C with the same forcast for the next couple of days making my arthritis in my back ache like mad.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on October 09, 2009, 03:49:22 PM
Quote
global warming.
What Global Warming ??? I'm sitting here with a sweater on and the heat is going.
Remember, I'm in New Mexico and it's only October.  ;D So why is it in the 40's outside ???
bob3160, please read my whole post.  It should be very clear that I haven't taken either side about theories around global warming.  Or should I quote myself again?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2009, 04:05:46 PM
Quote
It should be very clear that I haven't taken either side about theories around global warming.
I never said you did.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on October 09, 2009, 04:30:17 PM
I never said you did.  :)
I see.  I guess I have posted too many posts about politics today.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2009, 11:12:02 PM
Safelock (http://jdadesign.net/safelock/)
A biometric, pressure-sensitive, keyboard-based user authentication algorithm.

Even if I know your Pass Word, I still can't access your information. Pretty interesting project. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2009, 07:56:17 PM
Click for a link to 12 Fall Wallpapers 1280X960 (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Wallpaper/)   

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Wallpaper/th_00388_fallintennessee_1280x960.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Wallpaper/?action=view&current=fb095ba3.pbw)
Click image for a slideshow
Of these Wallpapers


Thanks to an article in lifehacker :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on October 11, 2009, 02:49:05 PM
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Thanks for the wallpaper link, Bob.   :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2009, 03:35:17 PM
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Thanks for the wallpaper link, Bob.   :)


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Your Welcome Charley. Hope you had a good flight home. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on October 11, 2009, 04:14:25 PM
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Thanks ... I did get home safely though it was one of the worse flight experiences I've ever had.

Nothing bad with the airplanes, thankfully.   :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 11, 2009, 05:04:50 PM
As long as you made it home safely that's what counts. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 13, 2009, 04:54:48 PM
CrimeReports Maps Out Local Crimes (http://crimereports.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 16, 2009, 10:23:47 PM
For all the Golfers

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Do you play golf? Does your phone have GPS?
Then you need FreeCaddie, the golf rangefinder for your mobile device!
FreeCaddie - Golf GPS Rangefinder (http://freecaddie.com/Default.aspx) gives you distance to the front, center and back of each green!

I might have to get a new cell phone.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 17, 2009, 05:46:42 PM
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on October 17, 2009, 09:28:33 PM
Fed up of all those wires that you use to charge things, are they always getting tangled?

Well, say no more...

www.powermateu.com/pm_uk

Finally the technology has arrived so that we can begin to get rid of wires altogether...

Granted, it is limited to a select few products, but it is a start. I have seen a video somewhere of a T.V. powered with the same tecnology...

I want the ipod touch one, but at about £100 for the base and a ipod receiver, I don't think so just yet :'(

-Scott-
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 20, 2009, 08:23:06 PM

Now, even Apple's mouse is multi-touch

(http://images.betanews.com/media/3966.jpg) (http://www.betanews.com/article/Now-even-Apples-mouse-is-multitouch/1256057754)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 20, 2009, 10:52:15 PM

Now, even Apple's mouse is multi-touch
 (http://www.betanews.com/article/Now-even-Apples-mouse-is-multitouch/1256057754)
That's an expensive mouse
Quote
The Magic Mouse costs $69 and requires OS X 10.5.8 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on October 20, 2009, 10:58:07 PM
Even more so as you also have to buy a Mac and have osx 10.5.8, so the chances of me using that mouse are nil ;D

I really can't see the point (excuse the pun) in this, might as well buy a trackpad/tablet, etc. many of which already does this.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 20, 2009, 11:07:00 PM
ok, so in continue to my last post:

Apple declares war on the entire PC industry (http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Apple-declares-war-on-the-entire-PC-industry/1256063102)


That's an expensive mouse
Quote
The Magic Mouse costs $69 and requires OS X 10.5.8 
10 bucks more than mine, I think 69-70 is good if it really works nice
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2009, 05:22:32 PM
Ashampoo On Line Speed Test (http://www.pcwelt.de/ashampoo-speedtest/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 21, 2009, 09:49:02 PM
Ashampoo On Line Speed Test (http://www.pcwelt.de/ashampoo-speedtest/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 21, 2009, 10:54:12 PM
Ashampoo On Line Speed Test (http://www.pcwelt.de/ashampoo-speedtest/)
Ashampoo bogus

Speedtest not:
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/598913209.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 23, 2009, 06:20:30 PM
Don't know what you meant by your remark Kenny but here's something worth checking out:
http://ninite.com/ (http://ninite.com/)
This might come in very handy when doing clean installs of Windows 7 :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 23, 2009, 06:26:56 PM
good one Bob, thanks.  :)

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 25, 2009, 10:00:46 PM
I've decided to get  back on TV:
(http://i34.tinypic.com/bfl11k.jpg)

You can try it here:
http://photofun.pirillo.com/ (http://photofun.pirillo.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on October 26, 2009, 12:20:11 AM
Make your desktop 3D, and customizable.

 PREVIEW: YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ODskdEPnQ)
 DOWNLOAD: CNET (http://download.cnet.com/BumpTop/3000-2072_4-10912219.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 26, 2009, 05:45:28 PM
The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

http://lifehacker.com/5390086/the-master-list-of-new-windows-7-shortcuts

did it help?

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 29, 2009, 04:45:00 PM
 New Videos from Google
Google Music Search Feature (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV24RBmy-2I&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
The Google Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28eBTvvT0HA&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): car dock mode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4FU8D1-DU&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): Street View (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SYoBHbt8NY&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): satellite view (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS1fj8Wyt6I&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): search along route (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h86f1L8RT8c&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): traffic view (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxB7bqkmXtI&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): search by voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLXZ5BHeDFg&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta): search in plain English (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DSQgDLe2Ic&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Maps Navigation (Beta) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGXK4jKN_jY&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Voicemail, the Google way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua9Q5frlQ2M&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Earth Hero: Save The Elephants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8iZxJ-sfY&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Earth Hero: BOS, Borneo rain forest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JhcRKlGuCA&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Earth Hero: Chief Almir and the Surui tribe of Amazon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQGk9gXbWtE&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Earth Hero: Project Kaisei (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9W3VDf9Bk&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Google Earth Hero: Appalachian Voices (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzmrohA0aNc&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
How Google Social Search works (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpTjP6h6Ms&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)
Social Search demonstration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqWJxgp-_mU&feature=sdig&et=1256826550.71)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on October 29, 2009, 04:54:52 PM
 :) exactly what I'll be doing with this lot Bob.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2009, 10:32:40 PM
We held a little Trick or Treat for the Head Start kids in Meadow Lake today (http://picasaweb.google.com/bob3160/HolloweenInMeadowLake2009#)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YQECJlDP3bE/SutP2JsET_E/AAAAAAAAEdI/oHH7qdo8t6E/s144-c/HolloweenInMeadowLake2009.jpg) (http://picasaweb.google.com/bob3160/HolloweenInMeadowLake2009#)

Happy Halloween Every one. !!! :)  Don't east too much candy.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 02, 2009, 10:21:29 AM
What do AV Products do and how are they tested?
http://blog.avast.com/2009/10/31/what-do-av-products-do-and-how-are-they-tested
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on November 02, 2009, 03:46:59 PM
What do AV Products do and how are they tested?
http://blog.avast.com/2009/10/31/what-do-av-products-do-and-how-are-they-tested
Sorry for drafting toward being off topic but who's this cat?  ::)
(http://blog.avast.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/103109_1540_WhatdoAVPro22.jpg)
(http://blog.avast.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/103009_1057_DennisTechn2.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 02, 2009, 03:59:51 PM
@Rumpel

Look at the blog post author Vincent Steckler.

Could be his cat.
Cute cat though. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rumpel on November 02, 2009, 04:03:00 PM
@Rumpel

Look at the blog post author Vincent Steckler.

Could be his cat.
Cute cat though. 

Yea...I'm a total sucker for small animals...  :P  Again, sorry for putting this to off topic area.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 02, 2009, 11:42:02 PM
ScreenDash which is a nice Screen Capture program.
Get it for free today only!
http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/ (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 07, 2009, 03:16:01 AM
Another new service from Google:
http://www.google.com/lbc (http://www.google.com/lbc)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 11, 2009, 06:58:12 PM
Google Offers Free Wi-Fi at Airports During the Holidays (http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on November 11, 2009, 07:04:14 PM
ScreenDash which is a nice Screen Capture program.
Get it for free today only!
http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/ (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
Where? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 11, 2009, 07:12:52 PM
ScreenDash which is a nice Screen Capture program.
Get it for free today only!
http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/ (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
Where? ???

It was a givawayoftheday thing he had on it I think...obviously gone now...
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/screendash/

His little way of getting more people on his site ;D ;D ;D  :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2009, 02:23:33 AM
ScreenDash which is a nice Screen Capture program.
Get it for free today only!
http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/ (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
Where? ???

It was a givawayoftheday thing he had on it I think...obviously gone now...
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/screendash/
I partnered with givawayoftheday a long long time ago. :)

His little way of getting more people on his site ;D ;D ;D  :P

MysharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/) and Giveawayoftheday have been partners for a very long time. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2009, 05:00:33 PM
Posterous (http://posterous.com/)
Think you find a lot of great stuff online? You should try sharing it with people using Posterous (http://posterous.com/).
The user experience for this curation and blogging tool is remarkable, a real model for other app makers to check out.
Posting by email, iPhone and a web bookmarklet are all really easy.
My Posterous is here. (http://bob3160.posterous.com/)

Why not show me yours ???  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2009, 07:09:19 PM
Get Extra Gmail and Picasa Storage Real Cheap (http://feedblitz.com/r.asp?l=42277564&f=379971&u=18573523&c=2882101)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 12, 2009, 07:40:18 PM
Get Extra Gmail and Picasa Storage Real Cheap (http://feedblitz.com/r.asp?l=42277564&f=379971&u=18573523&c=2882101)

Easier way, create another gmail account...not that I'd ever fill gmail anyway... ;D

Bob, what was with the quote above? nothing is written...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2009, 11:32:23 PM
Scott,
The post has been amended. :)
__________________________________________________________________

It's that time of year again
Go ElfYourself (http://www.elfyourself.com/)

Here is mine:
http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/JzOeYR9IBIO34Ur9hvNq (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/JzOeYR9IBIO34Ur9hvNq)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on November 15, 2009, 03:28:00 PM
How Lord of the rings should have ended?

check it here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yqVD0swvWU and many more by HISHEdotcom  ;D

has anyone seen this before.

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 17, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YQECJlDP3bE/SwKpmtB3jPI/AAAAAAAAEfk/DuW_ZYs3824/PingTest.jpg)

Are you ready for Your ping test (http://www.pingtest.net/)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 17, 2009, 02:58:58 PM
Are you ready for Your ping test (http://www.pingtest.net/)  :)

(http://www.pingtest.net/result/3628100.png) (http://www.pingtest.net)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Shiw Liang on November 17, 2009, 02:59:50 PM
My internet scored 2.0 why is it so?
@bob is it same to put your IP Address?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on November 17, 2009, 03:06:35 PM
Are you ready for Your ping test (http://www.pingtest.net/)  :)

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=49468.0
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on November 19, 2009, 05:14:22 PM
check this out :

Facebook trick: Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Enter key then right click Then press up & down & Magic circles will appear! The only way to stop it is to log off or reload the page.

it seriously worked!

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 19, 2009, 06:34:35 PM
Haha that looks like a  cheat for one of my xbox games...can't try it though, no facebook...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 19, 2009, 11:50:21 PM
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/11/gift_cards.jpg)

Hone Up on Gift Card Tricks and Traps for the Holidays (http://lifehacker.com/5407383/hone-up-on-gift-card-tricks-and-traps-for-the-holidays)

The holidays (and Crooks) are right around the corner.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 21, 2009, 06:29:10 PM
Customize The Start Menu?s Power Boot Option In Windows 7
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Windows%207/CustomizeStartMenu.png)
By default, Windows 7 displays the Shut Down button on the Start menu.
If you frequently restart your computer, it may be more useful if the power boot option
on the Start menu is changed to Restart, instead of Shut Down.

To change the Start menu's power button in Windows 7:

Right click the Start button.
Click Properties.
Set the Power boot action to Restart.
Click OK.
The power boot option on the Start menu is changed to Restart.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 21, 2009, 07:18:37 PM
Customize The Start Menu?s Power Boot Option In Windows 7
By default, Windows 7 displays the Shut Down button on the Start menu.
If you frequently restart your computer, it may be more useful if the power boot option
on the Start menu is changed to Restart, instead of Shut Down.

To change the Start menu's power button in Windows 7:

Right click the Start button.
Click Properties.
Set the Power boot action to Restart.
Click OK.
The power boot option on the Start menu is changed to Restart.
I like my system to Shutdown when I press the power button.

If I want to Restart go to Start then Shut down >  Restart
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on November 22, 2009, 12:22:20 AM
Customize The Start Menu?s Power Boot Option In Windows 7
By default, Windows 7 displays the Shut Down button on the Start menu.
If you frequently restart your computer, it may be more useful if the power boot option
on the Start menu is changed to Restart, instead of Shut Down.

To change the Start menu's power button in Windows 7:

Right click the Start button.
Click Properties.
Set the Power boot action to Restart.
Click OK.
The power boot option on the Start menu is changed to Restart.
I like my system to Shutdown when I press the power button.

If I want to Restart go to Start then Shut down >  Restart

YoKenny,

You might like CCleaner's Shutdown (http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?s=8836e9769d0ced219edfdfc6b3fa352c&showtopic=16551&hl=shutdown).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 01, 2009, 04:48:03 PM
Music according to your Mood or, let the music put you in the Mood (http://www.stereomood.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on December 01, 2009, 04:50:57 PM
Music according to your Mood or, let the music put you in the Mood (http://www.stereomood.com/)

check the picture  :o

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 01, 2009, 05:31:14 PM
Music according to your Mood or, let the music put you in the Mood (http://www.stereomood.com/)

check the picture  :o

Not a problem here and I use OpenDNS, so I would suggest you look at your personal settings as something you have changed is the reason for the block (Adult Themes). See image as there are some moods that are of adult themes.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on December 01, 2009, 05:36:41 PM
Thanks for the support sir DavidR.

I haven't changed the settings except that I have disabled the stats & logs and added a few sites to whitelist.

have you enabled adult themes filtering?.

thanks
nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 01, 2009, 05:52:40 PM
Thanks for the support sir DavidR.

I haven't changed the settings except that I have disabled the stats & logs and added a few sites to whitelist.

have you enabled adult themes filtering?.

thanks
nmb
I also use openDNS and hace no problems with that site or, I never would have posted it. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on December 01, 2009, 05:58:23 PM
I cannot use OPENDNS because I live in an Islamic country where they force us to use a proxy.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 01, 2009, 06:09:18 PM
Thanks for the support sir DavidR.
I haven't changed the settings except that I have disabled the stats & logs and added a few sites to whitelist.
have you enabled adult themes filtering?.

That wasn't meant to be support, but stating it isn't always true that it is blocked.

If you take one of the default sensitivity levels in dashboard then adult themes could well be blocked. I hate default settings and have mine set to Custom and only have security related issues and a very few others blocked, not adult themes as a) I'm an adult and the filter really is too loose to flag/block something like this site and b) no one else sharing this PC.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on December 01, 2009, 06:32:12 PM
I too hate to use default settings. in fact I use custom settings(both are same ;D). I am the only one who uses this computer. will think of removing the filter, thanks

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 01, 2009, 07:15:21 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 02, 2009, 03:34:55 PM
Apple, Psystar reach partial settlement (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=502741192-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
So besides the lawyers, who really wins ???  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 02, 2009, 03:39:52 PM
How about a bio-degradable battery (http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/new-thin-flexible-light-battery-could-bring-intelligence-to-wallpaper-clothing/2366/) :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 02, 2009, 04:07:57 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Windows%207/Windows7CompatibilityCenterSearch.png) (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Software&s=avast!&compat=certified&os=32-bit)
To see the results, click the image. :) ( Did you have any doubts ??? )

To check out Windows 7 Hardware and Software compatibility, click HERE (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx) and then enter your product information.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 07, 2009, 01:07:16 AM
Long Live The Queen

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth1255658dab8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/?action=view&current=3fb88098.pbw)

Please Click on the image to view the slideshow.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on December 07, 2009, 09:23:31 PM
Long Live The Queen

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth1255658dab8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/?action=view&current=3fb88098.pbw)

Please Click on the image to view the slideshow.

Ehhhhh Bob, What image? ??? ???

EDIT: Sorry about the post.... My Firefox did not load the pictures at first. Again my appologies
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 19, 2009, 06:29:51 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on December 19, 2009, 07:18:45 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)


I would love to go there...
My favourite is he blackbird...the spy plane so fast,  that if  fired upon from the the ground, would simply follow it's standard evasive technique...accelerate away... 8) cool.

Thanks Bob :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 19, 2009, 07:51:30 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)

I like all aviation related stuff.

It is plodding away now, it will take some time, from the little that has been loaded I think it will be worth the wait ;D

Hard to say which would be my favourite, probably the A10 for its ground support and pure grunt, the SR71 is up there too; I remember when it flew over for the Farnborough Air show (I wasn't there though), it overshot and by the time it turned round it reached Paris ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 19, 2009, 08:35:58 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)

It took about 40 minutes to load, some really nice shots though, I skipped the sound effect files ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on December 19, 2009, 08:38:08 PM
Apple, Psystar reach partial settlement (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=502741192-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
So besides the lawyers, who really wins ???  ;D

Apple.http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/15/apple_wins_permanent_injunction_against_clone_mac_maker_psystar.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on December 19, 2009, 08:40:52 PM
Yeah, the A10 is pretty cool to...like you David, I find all of it interesting. I think it is because it seems as though
they are doing the impossible by flying...I know the physics behind it, but it still amazes me..:
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 19, 2009, 08:41:49 PM
The A10 "Warthog" is ugly as sin, but an awesome machine packing a lot of wallop.  It can withstand a lot of battle damage and still return to base safely.  A hard "bird" to kill!

I remember seeing an SR71 coming in for a landing when I lived on Okinawa.  Awesome!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 19, 2009, 08:48:56 PM
Long Live The Queen

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth1255658dab8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/?action=view&current=3fb88098.pbw)

Please Click on the image to view the slideshow.

Ehhhhh Bob, What image? ??? ???

EDIT: Sorry about the post.... My Firefox did not load the pictures at first. Again my appologies

No problem with the images so Firefox may be the problem.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omega40 on December 19, 2009, 08:54:20 PM
Photobucket sure has gotten fancy now, huh?  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 19, 2009, 08:55:02 PM
Apple, Psystar reach partial settlement (http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=502741192-98ec0b9bf7e2843a2a0b58f2ad773e46-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5)
So besides the lawyers, who really wins ???  ;D

Apple.http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/15/apple_wins_permanent_injunction_against_clone_mac_maker_psystar.html

I should leave this alone knowing how passionate .: Mac :. is on the subject, but I'm anticommunist in that I don't feel we should be told (or should I say ordered) what software or operating system we can have on our computers.

The injunction should be against Apple banning our freedom of choice.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Alan|Cvette on December 19, 2009, 08:55:43 PM
Oooo A-10  :)  :)  :) I love them.

A bit slow making it vulnerable to AA, but if you're smart you daren't mess with it either way. I had the pleasure of watching one do a GAU run on some fake targets at our airshow a few years ago. No words can describe it lol.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: pinnacle on December 19, 2009, 08:58:42 PM
ahh my favorite is the grippen very lethal
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on December 19, 2009, 09:06:49 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)


Thanks for sharing, I like it
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Pondus on December 19, 2009, 10:07:45 PM
A10 - Warthog videos
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=a10+warthog+in+action&search_type=&aq=0&oq=a10
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 19, 2009, 11:08:21 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)


For DavidR and the others in this thread that like jets you will like http://www.hulu.com/watch/24197/fighter-pilot-operation-red-flag  , but I believe this is only available in the USA.  Maybe you can "change your location", that is fool hulu somehow if not in USA. 8)  It might be on youtube ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 19, 2009, 11:12:19 PM
Long Live The Queen

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth1255658dab8.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/LongLiveTheQueen/?action=view&current=3fb88098.pbw)

Please Click on the image to view the slideshow.

Ehhhhh Bob, What image? ??? ???

EDIT: Sorry about the post.... My Firefox did not load the pictures at first. Again my appologies

No problem with the images so Firefox may be the problem.
I guess you didn't read hie EDIT ??? :
EDIT: Sorry about the post.... My Firefox did not load the pictures at first. Again my appologies
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 19, 2009, 11:13:07 PM
2009 Edwards AFB Open House (http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/Edwards09/Edwards09.html)
If you like jets, it's a treat. David, I hope it doesn't take to long to load for you. :)


Thanks for sharing, I like it
Your welcome.
David I'm glad you finally succeeded. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2009, 12:03:24 AM
Diabetes News (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Flash Presentations/DiabetesNews.html)
Medicine, and Nano Technology  combining to help those of us who suffer from Diabetes.
I'm one person who hopes this still happens in my lifetime. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 01, 2010, 01:06:39 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Animator.jpg)
Animator VS Animation
We've watched this before but it's been improved:
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by_alanbecker.swf (http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by_alanbecker.swf)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 01, 2010, 03:33:57 AM
Blue Moon over New Mexico
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_BlueMoon12-31-09.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/BlueMoon12-31-09.jpg)
Click image for full view

More available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rhqPExH06Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rhqPExH06Y)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 01, 2010, 04:18:10 PM
Quote
Safe Computing Tips For All
December 30th, 2009

A lot of people are unaware of how they get their computer infected. Also, as I realized recently, a lot of people don’t know much about computers at all. So first, let’s review the type of users we will be talking about
http://blogs.paretologic.com/malwarediaries/index.php/2009/12/30/safe-computing-tips-for-all

I'm a 3- but not into gaming nor online dating
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 01, 2010, 10:57:34 PM
Ashampoo is celebrating 2010 with a big $10.00 Sale:
http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/home_2_USD.htm (http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/home_2_USD.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: fredvries on January 01, 2010, 11:00:51 PM
This was my first computer: the ZX Spectrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum).

That makes me a '3' too I suppose. ;D

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 02, 2010, 12:20:59 AM
This was my first computer: the ZX Spectrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum).

That makes me a '3' too I suppose. ;D

The first PC that I worked on had 5¼-inch floppys with PC-DOS   ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on January 02, 2010, 08:24:23 AM
OSAMA  BIN LADEN'S FAMILY

(http://earlytoday.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/binladenfamily_thumb.jpg?w=439&h=308)

Unbelievable that he turns out to be WORLDS MOST WANTED

Read here

http://earlytoday.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/osama-bin-ladens-family-in-iran-new-strain-on-saudi-iran-ties/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 02, 2010, 10:34:08 AM
Ten Gadgets That Defined the Decade 
Quote
As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there's really only one thing left to do: declare our ten favorite gadgets of the aughts and show them off in chronological order. It's arguable that if this wasn't the decade of gadgets, it was certainly a decade shaped by gadgets -- one which saw the birth of a new kind of connectedness. In just ten years time, gadgets have touched almost every aspect of our daily lives, and personal technology has come into its own in a way never before seen. It's a decade that's been marked the ubiquity of the internet, the downfall of the desktop, and the series finale of Friends, but we've boiled it down to the ten devices we've loved the most and worked the hardest over the past ten years. We even had some of our friends in the tech community chime in with their picks on what they thought was the gadget or tech of the decade -- so join us for a look back at the best (gadget) years ever!
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/30/ten-gadgets-that-defined-the-decade

I have 2:
digital camera
Windows XP

I liked the RAZR and Microsoft guy in Apple adverts though.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2010, 03:44:12 PM
Rolltop or Laptop (http://geeks.pirillo.com/video/laptop-or-rolltop) ???

What will your next Laptop look like ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 04, 2010, 06:12:54 PM
Rolltop or Laptop (http://geeks.pirillo.com/video/laptop-or-rolltop) ???

What will your next Laptop look like ???

I'll buy it if it is delivered by special delivery.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 04, 2010, 07:07:42 PM
Rolltop or Laptop (http://geeks.pirillo.com/video/laptop-or-rolltop) ???

What will your next Laptop look like ???

I'll buy it if it is delivered by special delivery.
Buy what?
The Laptop or the person who's picture you posted ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on January 04, 2010, 09:38:30 PM
***

I have 3 and have not cared too much about the rest of the 10.

XP

netbook

digital camera


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 05, 2010, 12:11:26 PM
Evolution 2009
Quote
Crushing Debt
2009 Darwin Award WINNER
   
Double Darwin!

(26 September 2009, Belgium) The city of Dinant is the backdrop for this rare Double Darwin Award. Two bankrobbers attempting to make a sizeable withdrawal from an ATM died when they overestimated the quantity of dynamite needed for the explosion. The blast demolished the building the bank was housed in. Nobody else was in the building at the time of the attack
http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2009-09.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 22, 2010, 11:39:05 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/01/500x_docs_upload_anything.jpg)

Google Docs Now Allowing Any Type of File Upload (http://lifehacker.com/5453744/google-docs-now-allowing-any-type-of-file-upload)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 23, 2010, 03:52:23 PM
Get out and get some fresh air:
http://www.mamselle.ca/images/error_doc.gif
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on January 23, 2010, 07:51:52 PM
***

^ ^ ^  Good one, YoKenny   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on January 24, 2010, 12:05:43 AM
Get out and get some fresh air:
http://www.mamselle.ca/images/error_doc.gif

Quote
404 error message spoof
Some questionable sites associated with the Winigard family of rogue security products pulls it from this location, which appears to belong to a graphic designer in Canada.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 24, 2010, 01:07:40 PM
Get out and get some fresh air:
http://www.mamselle.ca/images/error_doc.gif

Quote
404 error message spoof
Some questionable sites associated with the Winigard family of rogue security products pulls it from this location, which appears to belong to a graphic designer in Canada.

What is your point?

Haven't had enough fresh air lately?

What does it have to do with WinGuard?

It is a humorous spoof that's all.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on January 24, 2010, 02:27:40 PM
What is your point?

Haven't had enough fresh air lately?

What does it have to do with WinGuard?

It is a humorous spoof that's all.

I'm sorry YoKenny  :-[, It was a wrong comment (http://boelectronic.blogspot.com/2010/01/404-error-message-spoof.html).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 24, 2010, 05:09:37 PM
I actually didn't think it was funny and had nothing to do with the post.  :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 25, 2010, 03:37:36 PM
When you enter an address you will see a picture of that place. 
There's a little map with a little man on it - you can move the little man
up and down the block if you need to. 
I just looked at my home!

http://www.vpike.com/ (http://www.vpike.com/)

For me this came up across the street but since I'm familiar with Google Map,
it took very little effort to tun it around and here is the result:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth12665db463b.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on January 25, 2010, 03:42:27 PM
Little confused Bob...doesn't google do this anyway? What advantages does it have over google...

(And I'm pretty sure it is just for the US...where google is more global - I can look at my house if I want...)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 25, 2010, 04:10:51 PM
This starts right off at street level unlike the Google map,
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 25, 2010, 04:14:57 PM
Quote
I'm pretty sure it is just for the US
 ;D
works everywhere in the EU  ::) you said yourself you could see your house in the UK ... or were you just mentioning Bob's link ?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on January 25, 2010, 04:19:53 PM
Oh I see, it already incorporates the streetview without having to choose it...I had NS blocking it before...
still just a couple fewer clicks really...

Quote
I'm pretty sure it is just for the US
  ;D
works everywhere in the EU  ::) ... or were you just mentioning Bob's link ?

:D no I just meant bobs link...I'm looking at my house now with google...a little disconcerting actually... :-\
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 25, 2010, 04:25:21 PM
Oh I see, it already incorporates the streetview without having to choose it...I had NS blocking it before...
still just a couple fewer clicks really...

Quote
I'm pretty sure it is just for the US
 ;D
works everywhere in the EU  ::) ... or were you just mentioning Bob's link ?

:D no I just meant bobs link...I'm looking at my house now with google...a little disconcerting actually... :-\

just a tip: if you see anything on the pic that can identify you or your friends, like a car plate number not blurred, you can email them and they'll change that. Also, be aware that those views will be regularly updated.
 There was a funny story about that: a man whose face wasn't blurred coming out of a sex shop, and his wife saw it or something  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on January 25, 2010, 04:27:57 PM
Yeah, I know, though there's noting like that...I just find it a little weird though...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 25, 2010, 04:29:22 PM
I edited my post... (also, forum is crawling again)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 25, 2010, 04:35:43 PM
This starts right off at street level unlike the Google map,

Its amazing except its views are on a sunny day unlike today with 6C and rain.  :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on January 25, 2010, 10:46:56 PM
Quote
I'm pretty sure it is just for the US
 ;D
works everywhere in the EU  ::) you said yourself you could see your house in the UK ... or were you just mentioning Bob's link ?

Most of eastern EU is not covered. So it's not really all of EU. (EU is European Union right?... because in french EU is Etats Unis or United States which are covered almost completely)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 25, 2010, 10:57:26 PM
Quote
Most of eastern EU is not covered
... yeah I've thought afterward this could be the case, and yes EU stands for European Union, we're on an English forum I'd never post EU for Etats Unis  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Jtaylor83 on January 26, 2010, 07:30:53 PM
When you enter an address you will see a picture of that place. 
There's a little map with a little man on it - you can move the little man
up and down the block if you need to. 
I just looked at my home!

http://www.vpike.com/ (http://www.vpike.com/)

For me this came up across the street but since I'm familiar with Google Map,
it took very little effort to tun it around and here is the result:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Pictures/ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth12665db463b.png)

Sorry but I think Google Street View can be used to spy on someone's privacy. Google has been criticized (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Street_View#Privacy_issues) by many countries as a privacy issue. Use it at your own risk.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on January 26, 2010, 08:15:04 PM
Criticised, but not blocked or made illegal, with the exception of a few cases. You can by all accounts have your address view removed, but that may just draw attention to it as in what have they got that they don't want us to see.

You actually using it carries no risk the risk is it being used by burglars to case the joint, before breaking in.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on January 26, 2010, 08:59:10 PM
I found my house via Google Earth and thank God that there is no street view!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on January 26, 2010, 10:02:51 PM
Sorry but I think Google Street View can be used to spy on someone's privacy. Google has been criticized (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Street_View#Privacy_issues) by many countries as a privacy issue. Use it at your own risk.

emmm, this does not look wise...! with street view you see same you see in street... so why it's bad?! is it privacy issue if you come to street (what is a public place!!) and look at my house or my car that I've parked in front of my house?! it would be privacy issue if it picture what's inside my room!! ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 26, 2010, 10:10:28 PM
why not leave a web cam in front of your door then, pointing to your house ?  ;D Goggle Street View brings privacy issues, no need to demonstrate anything there, not even mentioning that Google cars will be back soon or later for an update, no kidding, they're doing that all year long, without anybody's permission...oh of course it's legal, governments gave their OK  ;D Sorry I don't like that.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 27, 2010, 03:25:20 AM
I personally love it. It makes it easy to find an address since you can actually see what the house looks like.
If you expect privacy, you should have lived 50 years ago. Privacy was lost in 1984 didn't you read the book ???
Logos, do you know if they are hiring drivers for those cars??? I wouldn't mind that job.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 27, 2010, 10:02:13 AM
I personally love it. It makes it easy to find an address since you can actually see what the house looks like.
If you expect privacy, you should have lived 50 years ago. Privacy was lost in 1984 didn't you read the book ???
Logos, do you know if they are hiring drivers for those cars??? I wouldn't mind that job.  ;D

please Bob, don't come back every time with the same argument, ie privacy was lost anyway, so what does it matter if and if, we're all compromised so why not just let go...this is so misleading, privacy still exists  ;D and should be preserved as much as possible, well at least for those of us who think that it matters. Otherwise yes, they're hiring sometime next month, I'll let you know, a good opportunity to visit France and be paid by Google at the same time (just kidding, no intent to offend  ;) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 27, 2010, 03:27:24 PM
(http://mp3cut.net/i/logo.gif)

mp3cut (http://mp3cut.net/) is service that allows you to cut mp3 files on-line.
From now on you don't need difficult programs to cut and create
a melody for your cell-phone. Three simple actions and your melody is ready!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on January 27, 2010, 04:34:13 PM
I won't be surprised if any Terrorist use Google Maps to plot an attack  :-X :-X
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on January 27, 2010, 04:53:07 PM
Why bother with google maps which I believe are restricted in the display of various sites. That doesn't show security, etc. and that requires boots on the ground to check it out for themselves, so for that purpose it isn't great.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on January 28, 2010, 01:41:01 PM
Quote
Ubuntu Firefox shuns Google for Yahoo! search
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/27/ubuntiu_bags_google_for_yahoo_search/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on January 28, 2010, 11:43:29 PM
Hi malware fighters and admins,

The quality open source Notepad version with some extra's is Notepad++
Just the tool to have for the droodling website afdmin: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/nl/site.htm
It is the source code editor for the developer....

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on January 29, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
Hi Pol,

I use the Portable version (http://portableapps.com/apps/development/notepadpp_portable) a lot :)
I like how you can set the language, and it will highlight things, like in html it will highlight the different things...

-Scott-
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on January 30, 2010, 01:09:08 PM
Quote
Top 5 worst downloads of 2009

CNET Download's Seth Rosenblatt just dug himself out of the avalanche of software that his team reviews every year. And in his hand was a list of the worst downloads of the year.
http://cnettv.cnet.com/8301-13415_53-10440859-11.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Play the CNET video and see what is #1

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 30, 2010, 06:08:17 PM
Get Google Toolbar's Features Without the Toolbar (http://lifehacker.com/5458509/get-google-toolbars-features-without-the-toolbar)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 02, 2010, 11:50:45 PM
The Toyota Fix - Is it designed to save Lives or Money (http://geeks.pirillo.com/forum/topics/the-toyota-fix-is-it-designed)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on February 03, 2010, 05:29:09 PM
the US fix:

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lemonde.fr%2Fameriques%2Farticle%2F2010%2F01%2F29%2Fa-port-au-prince-le-ravage-des-amputations_1298384_3222.html&sl=fr&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

http://english.cri.cn/6966/2010/02/03/1781s547697.htm
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 03, 2010, 05:37:23 PM
It figures that this would come from ....   No sense starting WW III 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2010, 02:31:15 PM
I received an interesting email this morning
and wanted to share the wealth with all of you:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShareTheWealth.png)

I didn't want to be the only one to start my day with a smile.  :)  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on February 05, 2010, 04:42:18 PM
Hi bob3160,

Nice site: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-vista-tweaks.htm

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 06, 2010, 07:41:43 PM
If you're outside of the US and sick of not being able to see good TV online or just tired of waiting for Hulu to get your favorite shows,
you'll want to check out TVGorge (http://tvgorge.com/) and its huge archive of shows.
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: anothermack on February 06, 2010, 10:34:24 PM
Thanks for the link, Bob.

These shows can be viewed for free?  How do they do it...

brgds
mack
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on February 06, 2010, 11:03:09 PM
Want the fastest DNS-server in your vicinity?

Hi, you can install this little program I’ve been using to automatically pick a DNS provider from a pre-configured list.
The program is called DNS Helper, and here's what it does:
'DNS Helper Is a small tool that will backup your current DNS address and then switch it to Google Public DNS for a faster, safer, more reliable internet experience. It runs in the system notification area and provides a popup menu to switch your DNS servers in a single click.'
It's likely at least one of the programs pre-configured DNS servers (other than Google) will be in your benchmark results.
The programs pre-configured DNS servers are Google, OpenDNS, Comodo DNS, DNS Advantage, Cisco System and ScrubIT.
Note: Some DNS providers, such as OpenDNS, have some protection built in, usually through Web content filtering and anti-phishing capabilities. To configure a router, go to the manufacturer’s website for directions specific to your router.
DNS helper
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Google-DNS-Helper-Download-146519.html
DNS-benchmark
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
Google namebench:
http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

That's it for now,

polonus

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on February 06, 2010, 11:17:34 PM
Quote
DNS-benchmark
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

that's my favorite, really nice  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 07, 2010, 03:57:21 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Umbrella-1.png)
http://www.doineedanumbrella.com/ (http://www.doineedanumbrella.com/)

I was told no even though we are in a winter storm warning.  ;D  Time will tell. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 10, 2010, 01:03:03 AM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/02/500x_sshot-2010-02-08-_11-43-28_-_1_.jpg)

The Complete Guide to Windows System Restore (It's Better than You Remember) (http://lifehacker.com/5466794/the-complete-guide-to-windows-system-restore-its-better-than-you-remember)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on February 12, 2010, 01:41:37 AM
Howdy bob3160,

Interesting link: http://www.pctools.com/guides/security/

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2010, 01:52:05 AM
Looks like a security related post. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2010, 10:50:14 PM
Aardvark (http://blog.vark.com/?p=361) has just been acquired by Google !
 
Aardvark will remain fully operational and completely free, providing quick, helpful answers to all of your questions. 
For more information about how the acquisition affects Aardvark users, check out the FAQ (http://vark.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ca35bf2e62b8db59a1126782&id=25e0ec0783&e=a4bb510347)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 13, 2010, 02:11:01 AM
Aardvark (http://blog.vark.com/?p=361) has just been acquired by Google !
 
Aardvark will remain fully operational and completely free, providing quick, helpful answers to all of your questions. 
For more information about how the acquisition affects Aardvark users, check out the FAQ (http://vark.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7ca35bf2e62b8db59a1126782&id=25e0ec0783&e=a4bb510347)

It helps their image I guess ??? ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 13, 2010, 03:34:53 AM
It's also pretty interesting.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 13, 2010, 12:16:36 PM
It's also pretty interesting.  ;D

I have the vark now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 13, 2010, 06:24:02 PM
It's also pretty interesting.  ;D

I have the vark now.
Just don't ask me to many questions...  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 13, 2010, 06:24:26 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_WeatherMap.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/WeatherMap.png)
(click Image for Full Size)
Full Screen Weather (http://www.wunderground.com/auto/wxmap/),
It's truly a Pleasure. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on February 14, 2010, 01:09:15 PM
***

Hey Bob,

I hope their weather reports are better than their thinking.

When I clicked on "We think you are here", I got the map below.   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2010, 08:05:21 PM
***

Hey Bob,

I hope their weather reports are better than their thinking.

When I clicked on "We think you are here", I got the map below.   :)


***
Unless you've moved very recently, I know that's not home for you. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2010, 08:06:39 PM
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/02/500x_google_settings_splash.jpg)

Top 10 Google Settings You Should Know About (http://lifehacker.com/5470671/top-10-google-settings-you-should-know-about)
10 privacy, convenience, and annoyance fixers you should know.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: L' arc :. on February 15, 2010, 12:25:41 AM
Real or not. This is just awesome.

Sneak peek of new Adobe Photoshop CS5 technologies - www.CS5.org (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BShE_jS8jLE)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on February 15, 2010, 03:31:05 AM
***

***

Hey Bob,

I hope their weather reports are better than their thinking.

When I clicked on "We think you are here", I got the map below.   :)


***
Unless you've moved very recently, I know that's not home for you. :)

No, I have not moved and when I put in the correct location, I do get the correct map and weather info.   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 18, 2010, 02:58:41 PM
(http://www.pcmuseum.ca/misc/twitter.gif)
http://www.pcmuseum.ca/twitter.asp (http://www.pcmuseum.ca/twitter.asp)

The Commodore Vic20 was the first "new" Personal Computer that I bought.
( Just a few years ago.  ;D )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 19, 2010, 01:20:40 AM
The next time your screen gets dirty, try this (http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf).   ;D
 It works best if you click F11 for full screen mode in your browser.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on February 19, 2010, 01:27:31 AM
Yuck now my screen is covered in dog slobber ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on February 19, 2010, 01:51:18 AM
Hahahha Thanks Bob, Im broadcast this to my Facebook friends.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 19, 2010, 03:26:24 AM
David,
I made the mistake and placed my glasses up against the screen..... They didn't get clean either.  ;D

mkis,
Don't know if your facebook friends would enjoy getting their faces washed....  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2010, 03:32:17 PM
See what happens when you
Invite An Artist Into Your Kitchen (http://bob3160.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!994C4775D200B11A!733.entry)  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 26, 2010, 10:58:48 PM
A Geography Lesson (http://bob3160.spaces.live.com/blog/)

How many of these facts did you know ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 05, 2010, 02:09:34 PM
Windows Activation Technologies: an unauthorized inside look (http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1803&tag=nl.e539)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 05, 2010, 02:42:00 PM
Windows Activation Technologies: an unauthorized inside look (http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1803&tag=nl.e539)
So Microsoft is going after pirates.  ::)

Windows Product Activation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Product_Activation
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on March 05, 2010, 04:33:09 PM
Hi malware fighters,

Nice to play during a weekend:
http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on March 05, 2010, 04:50:51 PM
***

Here's another little game designed in the old style.

http://www.digital-eel.com/sais/


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on March 05, 2010, 09:17:46 PM
Hi malware fighters,

You have had it with the XP search function, then try this - Everything Search Engine -
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,77775/description.html

Enjoy,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 11, 2010, 04:44:29 PM
(http://www.aviastar.org/image/head.gif)

If it flies, you'll find it here (http://www.aviastar.org/index2.html). :)

David, this is something you might be interested in.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 11, 2010, 05:22:05 PM
Yes, Bob I do find it interesting and it isn't so heavy on the media side for dial-up until you select a particular aircraft.

This is the first aircraft type I jumped from in early 1968, note the age of the aircraft type built in 1934, it was twice as old as me ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 11, 2010, 05:24:13 PM
I'm sure the dual wing feature makes jumping a little easier.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 11, 2010, 05:29:58 PM
Yes step out of the door on the left side on to the lower wing, hanging on to one of the cross struts until given the command to jump followed by a sharp tap in the ribs ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on March 11, 2010, 06:19:54 PM
***

Thanks for the aircraft link, Bob !   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 11, 2010, 08:11:42 PM
Thanks for the aircraft link Bob

Canada's biggest blunder:
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow
http://www.aviastar.org/air/canada/canada_arrow.php
by John Diefenbaker:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Diefenbaker#Prime_Minister_.281957.E2.80.931963.29
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 12, 2010, 10:11:37 PM
Popular Science on Google books:
Jan 2000 to Mar 2009
http://books.google.com/books?id=qR8DAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=2&atm_aiy=2000#all_issues_anchor
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: hayc59 on March 12, 2010, 10:17:53 PM
Very Very Cool Thread, Thank You
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on March 13, 2010, 03:49:19 PM
***

I always did like Popular Science magazine.

Thanks for the link, YoKenny.   :)


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 13, 2010, 04:40:34 PM
Yup  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 14, 2010, 01:27:44 AM
A storm moving in

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/TheMeadowLakeGazette/th_MeadowLakeStorm3-08-10.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/TheMeadowLakeGazette/?action=view&current=MeadowLakeStorm3-08-10.flv)
Click image to start video
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 14, 2010, 09:13:31 AM
Google is honoring Pi Day today
Quote
Pi Day and Pi Approximation Day are two holidays held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi) (in the mm/dd date notation: 3/14); since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three digits of π. March 14 is also the birthday of Albert Einstein and the two events are sometimes celebrated together.
http://www.google.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on March 14, 2010, 05:02:16 PM
***

Happy Pi Day, everyone!


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on March 14, 2010, 05:05:44 PM
Google shows Mothers Day for me...and TBH I see enough of Pi at school during the week :)

Happy Mothers Day :)

-Scott-
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 14, 2010, 09:29:04 PM
@ spg SCOTT

In Canada, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, every year, similar to that in USA. :)

Have some of this pie instead.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on March 14, 2010, 09:50:06 PM
@ spg SCOTT

In Canada, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, every year, similar to that in USA. :)
...

I didn't know that...ours is today...

I definitely prefer pie over 3.14.... any day :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 15, 2010, 04:12:03 AM
when you do the division cos you dont know anything about algebra, is quantum theory the 1 that is left over?  ;D

In New Zealand, Mother's day is second Sunday in May.

http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/Topics/Festivals/Mothers+Day.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on March 16, 2010, 03:25:10 PM
Analyze Malware Behavior with Joebox Online Sandbox

Quote
Here is another another online sandbox called Joebox to add in to the list of file behavior analyzers.

Joebox (http://joebox.org/submit.php)

[via raymond.cc (http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2010/03/16/analyze-malware-behavior-with-joebox-online-sandbox/)]

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on March 17, 2010, 12:09:36 AM
Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his board, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.
(http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2010/0316/01/7578810-1-eng-US/01_full_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 17, 2010, 12:29:08 AM
hey  :D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on March 17, 2010, 01:01:53 AM
Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his board, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.

 :o ;D
Ceci a fait ma soire (mes excuse pour mon francais... Ca fait un bon but de temps depuis quand j'ai ecrit la dernier fois.)

This made my evening (my apologies for my french... It's been a while since the last time I wrote)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
Google TV is coming (http://blogs.zdnet.com/home-theater/?p=2912&tag=nl.e539)

Are you ready for it ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 20, 2010, 03:42:38 PM

Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Navigation with a Registry Hack
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/340x_click-to-cycle.jpg)

Launch regedit.exe (Win+R, then paste regedit.exe)
Navigate in the left tree control to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Go to Edit->New->DWORD (32-bit) Value
Name the value LastActiveClick
Hit enter to assign the value and change it to 1
Restart Explorer and you're good to go.

To restart Explorer without rebooting, open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and end the Explorer.exe process. Then create a new task (under "File") and paste "explorer.exe".

(From a post in lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5497021/speed-up-windows-7-taskbar-navigation-with-a-registry-hack))
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 20, 2010, 04:00:17 PM
Winters last Hurray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMjxMHqVl8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMjxMHqVl8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 20, 2010, 06:02:42 PM
Winters last Hurray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMjxMHqVl8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMjxMHqVl8)

My sky:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD6GCm1-tlc
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 20, 2010, 06:24:38 PM
At the rate those clouds are moving, they wouldn't be around for long.   :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 20, 2010, 06:32:30 PM
At the rate those clouds are moving, they wouldn't be around for long.   :)
There are lots of them:
http://weather.weatherbug.com/Canada/Toronto-weather/local-radar/doppler-radar.html?zcode=Z5831
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 21, 2010, 10:47:24 AM
Texting teen faces surgery on both wrists after sending 100 messages a day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1259243/Teenager-develops-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-sending-4-000-text-messages-MONTH.html

If you spend too much time on your keyboard then watch out for

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is this?

(http://www.srcpt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/carpal-tunnel.gif)

How does it feel?

It can show up a variety of ways. Some folks get tingling, nerve pain in their 3,4, and 5th fingers. Other people may just get a weakness, some people get pain in other areas of their arm. There are simple tests that can diagnosis this problem. Western medicine often deals with cortizone or surgery as the main treatment or best of all stop the repetive stressors that are causing it. But often times alternative medicine may help, everything from massage, to acupuncture or even B vitamins. I would recommed exhausting alternative treatments before getting surgery since it is harder to fix many problems after surgery and the surgery is not always successful.

One Day before surgery?

(http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/5022730/196624-main_Full.jpg)

After surgery?

(http://artofbalancedliving.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/400129136_7952d815d1.jpg)

It is always better to Learn From Larry an ex-AVG programmer who is sitting in front of his webcam trying to connect with Avast forum members.

(http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/twi/lowres/twin265l.jpg)

BEWARE!

DON'T SPENT MUCH TIME ON KEYBOARD

ASK YOUR BOSS TO INCLUDE THIS IN YOUR INSURANCE

Lol  ;D

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 21, 2010, 11:00:13 AM
My nerve pain is due to a bad car crash I was in back in '96 when the car I was in was rear ended and the seat I was in colapsed backwards and I ended laying flat on my back looking up at the car roof.

Its really bad in rainy weather like now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 21, 2010, 11:07:36 AM
I am thinking of buying a new Keyboard because I am scared  :-[
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 21, 2010, 11:13:26 AM
The keyboard won't help but proper posture and a good workstation layout will.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 21, 2010, 11:16:01 AM
Then I don't really need to fear  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 21, 2010, 03:28:43 PM
E-mail error ends up on road sign

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45162000/jpg/_45162744_-2.jpg)

The English is clear enough to lorry drivers - but the Welsh reads "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm
Title: Re: Interesting - MicroMart review Internet Security Suites
Post by: DavidR on March 22, 2010, 12:43:47 AM
Short review of a number of Internet Security Suites had avast5 Internet Suite as Runner Up in the 18-24 March 2010 issue 1098 of MicroMart (micromart.co.uk), a UK weekly magazine.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 22, 2010, 04:12:47 PM
Electromagnetic Field Protection

There are many devices that protect us from EMF that are generated by the electronics around us.

We often fail to understand the benefits of protecting ourselves.

Here are some devices

EMF protection devices protect you against EMF radiation produced by computers, cell phones, etc.

(http://www.q-linkproducts.com/UserMods/images/ci-bg-banner-slide8.png)

Get this here

http://www.qlinkproducts.com/Scripts/products.asp


Please do a Google search and find the necessary products that you like

Some Links

http://www.emfblues.com/EMF-Protection-EMF-Devices-EMF-Products-EMF-Harmonizer-Neutralize-%20Electromagnetic-Pollution-EMF-Protectors-EMF-Health-EMF-Safe.html

http://www.blockemf.com/

http://www.shieldemf.com/

Edited

Note: I am not sure if how can a bead protect from EMF

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on March 22, 2010, 04:24:47 PM
...
Note: I am not sure if this EMF thing is really so ???
...

How do you mean?

Every current carrying wire creates an electrical field (EM)

Although, to be honest, I cannot see how a bead (http://www.emfblues.com/Crystal-Catalyst-Bead-EMF-Protection-EMF-Jewelry-Protection-Jewelry.html) can prevent this...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 22, 2010, 06:12:53 PM
I meant what you said.

Edited

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMF?

 ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 22, 2010, 07:02:32 PM
I meant what you said.

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMP?

Don't forget the tin foil hat.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 22, 2010, 07:22:19 PM
I meant what you said.

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMP?

Careful with your use of abbreviations as the one I associate with EMP, is Electro Magnetic Pulse in connection with nuclear explosions, I think you would need more than a bead or YoKenny's tin foil hat to combat that ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 23, 2010, 12:56:19 AM
Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20000898-245.html

Quote
Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and Google, according to Prague-based antivirus firm Avast.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on March 23, 2010, 01:22:24 AM
Hi mkis,

You can request a search query here for malvertising activities: http://www.anti-malvertising.com/ResearchEngine
I performed it for this Chinese site: http://bbs.ngacn.cc/ (game site for e.g. World of Warcraft)
and got the following results:
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=002208759246055724436%3Aw7urz92c-5e&ie=UTF-8&q=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.ngacn.cc%2F&sa=Search

Nice to have this Investigative Research Engine for Malverstising bookmarked for specific investigation

Also gave that in for knownsec and got this: https://webmon.knownsec.com/report?id=7700
That is all green but the dubious advertisers there are not beyond suspicion,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 23, 2010, 02:15:58 AM
Yes thank you, I now have the address bookmarked.

I believe advertising channels will increasingly become targeted for malware dissemination, especially those channels that are available for broadcast to mass audience. In which case we will need some tool like this on hand even when reading the local newspaper online. ;D

But seriously, some parts of the web are intensively advertising top-heavy - our computer industry being one of the worst culprits when it comes to setting  pages with hidden or deliberately misleading iframes, which redirect to seller sites. There will all hell to play if the malcreants get to run amok in these channels.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 23, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
I meant what you said.

I was just asking myself. How come a bead can protect against EMP?

Careful with your use of abbreviations as the one I associate with EMP, is Electro Magnetic Pulse in connection with nuclear explosions, I think you would need more than a bead or YoKenny's tin foil hat to combat that ;D

Thanks for pointing this out. I edited it

I am Double-minded sometimes ::)

Electromagnetic pulse may be the greatest strategic threat that we face because without adequate preparation its impact would be so horrifying that we would basically lose our civilization in a matter of seconds.

EMP bursts can literally “fry” electronic components in everything from our cell phone and car ignitions, to the electric power grid, satellites and air traffic control.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: anjandavid on March 23, 2010, 12:14:19 PM
Taiwan recently finished construction on a solar-powered stadium that will generate 100% of its electricity from photovoltaic technology Designed by Toyo Ito, the 50,000-seat arena will officially open later this year to welcome the 2009 World Games which features many sports not included in the Olympics Such as parachuting, tenpin bowling and rugby sevens
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2010, 12:35:34 PM
Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20000898-245.html

Quote
Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and Google, according to Prague-based antivirus firm Avast.

This is I believe related to the avast blog article, http://blog.avast.com/2010/02/18/ads-poisoning-%e2%80%93-jsprontexi/ (http://blog.avast.com/2010/02/18/ads-poisoning-%e2%80%93-jsprontexi/). I think there was also another not so technical piece on the avast web site (not the blog) about this also. Edit: found it - This is the one, http://www.avast.com/pr-online-ads-put-web-users-at-risk (http://www.avast.com/pr-online-ads-put-web-users-at-risk).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on March 23, 2010, 01:32:56 PM
yes, you will be right David. There has been quite a few articles conveying much the same message over last year or so. Not exactly a steady stream, but suffice to say, reminders enough that the issue of 'big ad delivering platforms' unwittingly conveying malware, is still with us (and may always be).

I took some time out to read through my igoogle feeds this morning, something I do about once a month. In which case, the reminder often comes not from a media article, but rather from not being able to go back a page without having to clamber through a whole bunch of hidden iframes.
And this in an IT publication!!  ???  I wont bother to  name the magazine
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 25, 2010, 03:12:20 PM
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

I'll have to try them on my XP Pro system.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 26, 2010, 01:49:32 AM
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

I'll have to try them on my XP Pro system.

Quote
What you'll need:

Windows 7
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 26, 2010, 02:19:00 AM
20 PC Shortcuts You Need to Know
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/explore/20-pc-shortcuts.aspx

I'll have to try them on my XP Pro system.

Quote
What you'll need:

Windows 7
List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2010, 04:38:00 AM
For more windows key  shortcut combinations, go to:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/TipsTricksFreeware/WindowsKeyShortcuts.html (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/TipsTricksFreeware/WindowsKeyShortcuts.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2010, 11:03:29 PM
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/NationalGeographicBestPhotos2009/th_ATT000151.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/NationalGeographicBestPhotos2009/?action=view&current=b93fa418.pbw)

Click the picture to see all 31 pictures. (Slide Show)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 27, 2010, 02:03:32 PM
Music any one (http://blip.fm/bob3160) ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 27, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
Music any one (http://blip.fm/bob3160) ???

I prefer videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on March 27, 2010, 03:08:59 PM
GREEN INVESTMENT

CHINA LEADS  ???

BY STEALING TECH  ;D

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/03/24/Pewenergydata.JPG)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 28, 2010, 04:42:14 AM
Hitler's Britain (http://www.hulu.com/hitlers-britain)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 28, 2010, 12:30:32 PM
Hitler's Britain (http://www.hulu.com/hitlers-britain)
I would invoke Godwin's law:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on March 28, 2010, 07:46:25 PM
Are you ready for the toilet of the future? (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35787518/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/) ;D


Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 28, 2010, 11:35:25 PM
I think I'd feel more comfortable doing my communication in a different surrounding.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on March 30, 2010, 05:44:33 PM
***

A cartoon about browsers that is too close to the truth.    ;D

http://technabob.com/blog/2010/03/30/web-browsers-illustrated/


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Jahn on March 30, 2010, 06:24:42 PM
‘Skinput’ turns body into touchscreen interface (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35708587/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/?GT1=43001)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 01, 2010, 12:33:02 AM
Tumbleweed (http://www.lockergnome.com/bob3160/)
Yes  No or Maybe ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on April 01, 2010, 10:35:12 PM
Hi malware fighters,

Folder Web Debugger, free tool: http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/
Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet,

pol
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 06, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
We had a water main break yesterday. (http://meadowlakegazette.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 21, 2010, 02:34:11 PM
Government Internet Filtering (http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/infographic-which-nations-filter-internet-access-and-how-much/6163/)
How freely you can express yourself on the internet pretty much depends on where you live.  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 22, 2010, 02:22:15 PM
(http://draw.to/static/i/logo-blk.png?v=85a10)
Draw it and share it. (http://draw.to/new)

I'm sharing the following with you.
(http://draw.to/static/d/1XGx8U.png?v=24ef2)
To interact or change it go to:
http://draw.to/D1XGx8U
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 25, 2010, 02:50:57 PM
Remember ???

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Remember/th_viewerattid0.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Remember/?action=view&current=0cc64c71.pbw)

Click to watch slide show
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on April 27, 2010, 04:04:06 PM
Police Raid on Gizmodo Editor's House

Remember the leaked iphone 4G!

Apple has gone MAD


http://www.pcworld.com/article/195035/iphone_prototype_web_reacts_to_police_raid_on_gizmodo_editors_house.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 07, 2010, 05:53:13 PM
(http://www.pibmug.com/files/1989puter.jpg)
(Monitor not included)
That should teach all of us that sometimes inflation doesn't apply.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 07, 2010, 06:03:20 PM
I thought I'd keep it as my magic card, i.e. if I haven't sold it in September, I will include the monitor in the deal, for the same price :)...I mean Bob, let's be honest, that's a bargain ;)

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 ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on May 10, 2010, 02:12:49 PM
@ Bob
Sorry to inquire but when is the article from?

@logos
really? never new people bought old (Sorry, strike that... ancient) computers.  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 10, 2010, 02:32:22 PM
don't be a "Confused Computer User" all the time, I was so obviously joking, no, I'm not the seller ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 13, 2010, 03:18:01 PM
HTC sues Apple over patent infringment (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/htc-sues-apple-over-patent-infringement/34362)
Quote
HTC said today that it has filed suit against Apple for patent infringement and has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to "halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod
Ouch  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on May 13, 2010, 06:49:45 PM
HTC sues Apple over patent infringment (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/htc-sues-apple-over-patent-infringement/34362)
Quote
HTC said today that it has filed suit against Apple for patent infringement and has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to "halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod
Ouch  :'(


They are all arguing at the moment...apple, adobe, HTC and probably some more... ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 13, 2010, 06:55:36 PM
HTC sues Apple over patent infringment (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/htc-sues-apple-over-patent-infringement/34362)
Quote
HTC said today that it has filed suit against Apple for patent infringement and has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to "halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod
Ouch  :'(


They are all arguing at the moment...apple, adobe, HTC and probably some more... ::)

exactly, they're like mafiosi trying to take control of an area, but instead of using guns they're using patents and tribunals ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 14, 2010, 12:21:59 AM
Quote
exactly, they're like mafiosi trying to take control of an area, but instead of using guns they're using patents and tribunals
You might consider some of the judges presiding over these cases as the Godfather.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omega40 on May 14, 2010, 09:45:25 AM
Remember ???

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Remember/th_viewerattid0.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Remember/?action=view&current=0cc64c71.pbw)

Click to watch slide show

Yes, the good old days were indeed good. Miss them.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 14, 2010, 02:23:14 PM
LimeWire ruling changes game, should deter illegal file sharing (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/limewire-ruling-changes-game-should-deter-illegal-file-sharing/34409?tag=nl.e539)
Quote
A federal judge in New York has delivered a precedent-setting decision around the controversial act of online file-sharing,
ruling in favor of the recording industry and sending a message to anyone who facilitates or otherwise enables sharing of copyrighted materials
that they will pay - and pay dearly.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on May 14, 2010, 11:52:47 PM
Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_google_privacy;_ylt=A0wNdOYtvu1LkHgBjBqyBhIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJtMWxpNTVzBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTE0L3VzX3RlY19nb29nbGVfcHJpdmFjeQRjcG9zAzMEcG9zAzgEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ29vZ2xlZ3JhYnNw)

Click on above to read article.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 16, 2010, 08:58:59 PM
Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_google_privacy;_ylt=A0wNdOYtvu1LkHgBjBqyBhIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJtMWxpNTVzBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTE0L3VzX3RlY19nb29nbGVfcHJpdmFjeQRjcG9zAzMEcG9zAzgEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ29vZ2xlZ3JhYnNw)

Click on above to read article.


If you don't secure your wifi, it's fair game IMHO. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 16, 2010, 09:23:15 PM
Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_google_privacy;_ylt=A0wNdOYtvu1LkHgBjBqyBhIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJtMWxpNTVzBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTE0L3VzX3RlY19nb29nbGVfcHJpdmFjeQRjcG9zAzMEcG9zAzgEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ29vZ2xlZ3JhYnNw)

Click on above to read article.


If you don't secure your wifi, it's fair game IMHO. :)
If you do not secure your wifi then you are a sitting duck.  :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2010, 09:46:42 PM
Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100514/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_google_privacy;_ylt=A0wNdOYtvu1LkHgBjBqyBhIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJtMWxpNTVzBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTE0L3VzX3RlY19nb29nbGVfcHJpdmFjeQRjcG9zAzMEcG9zAzgEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ29vZ2xlZ3JhYnNw)

Click on above to read article.

If you don't secure your wifi, it's fair game IMHO. :)

I certainly wouldn't consider it fair game, what they are doing is breaking the law in many countries and I expect they will get their fingers rapped.

When the whole idea of their actions was meant to detect 'secured wifi hot spots' they not only recorded all wifi connections secured or otherwise and by all accounts 'took' data, information.

I absolutely believe you should secure your wifi, but there are huge numbers that don't know this and are none the wiser. If you happen to leave your front door unlocked you don't expect people to enter and walk off with your property. In fact if you did that in the good old US of A your likely to get shot, not that I'm suggesting google gets shot ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 16, 2010, 09:49:56 PM
it's been advertised everywhere that WEP wasn't secure, so if people get spied or hacked because they still don't feel the need to switch to WPA or WPA2, they shouldn't complain. One thing though, WEP should be technically banned from all wi-fi routers, this would solve the problem once for all.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on May 18, 2010, 11:10:18 PM
Symantec may buy VeriSign unit for $1.3 bln: WSJ

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/symantec-may-buy-verisign-unit-for-13-bln-wsj-2010-05-18
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 20, 2010, 05:11:28 PM
Download 5 New Wallpapers Released by Microsoft
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AskVG/~3/S0YFZK6JwZQ/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 21, 2010, 01:01:47 AM
An article worth a look and possible a rebuttal (http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/05/13/the-state-of-pc-security/)
Quote
PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:

23% of computers have no active security protection.
14% of the computers had some sort of high level threat.
Spyware is the most common malware threat followed by Rogue Security Software.
Kaspersky protects the best against Rogue Security Software and Trend Micro is the worst.
Symantec protects against spyware the best, and Kaspersky the worst.
Trend protects the best against keyloggers and Avast fares the worst.
Kaspersky protects against viruses the best, and Symantec tails the pack.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 21, 2010, 02:53:15 PM
An article worth a look and possible a rebuttal (http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/05/13/the-state-of-pc-security/)
Quote
PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:

23% of computers have no active security protection.
14% of the computers had some sort of high level threat.
Spyware is the most common malware threat followed by Rogue Security Software.
Kaspersky protects the best against Rogue Security Software and Trend Micro is the worst.
Symantec protects against spyware the best, and Kaspersky the worst.
Trend protects the best against keyloggers and Avast fares the worst.
Kaspersky protects against viruses the best, and Symantec tails the pack.

Its a site that wants you to get you to buy its products by offereing Free scans.

Read the comments
Quote
Bill Says:
May 20th, 2010 at 6:10 am
How stastically accurate can this be? Probably not too accurate, based on 1 billion in the world this survey covers .005%. Even assuming 20% of these are in the western world – it covers .01% of the world's computers.
I would treat the results with a shaker of salt.
http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/05/13/the-state-of-pc-security/#comment-16032

It does not show what version of avast! was used nor any of the other anti virus applications.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 21, 2010, 03:27:26 PM
Its a site that wants you to get you to buy its products by offereing Free scans.
+1

It does not show what version of avast! was used nor any of the other anti virus applications.
Conclusion: not reliable.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 21, 2010, 03:45:24 PM
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 21, 2010, 05:57:06 PM
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
It's not quick...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on May 21, 2010, 10:40:06 PM
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
It's not quick...
Its not that I jumped to a quick conclusion as I use PC Pitstop's Optimize and it works as advertised but is not worth the 3.0 1-year subscription now for $29.99. ::)
http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/optimize.asp

Now I have to figure out how to cancel that automatic annual renewal on my credit card.  :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 24, 2010, 04:58:35 PM
Weird (http://soundcloud.com/bob3160/weird-al-yankovic-dont-download-this-song)
Nice new music service. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on May 25, 2010, 12:57:30 PM
ZoneAlarm® Free Firewall 2010 does a silent makeover

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/05/21/zonealarm_free_9_main_540x384.png)


http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on May 25, 2010, 06:19:50 PM
Flattr : A groundbreaking micropayment service

Quote
At the end of the month, your flat fee gets distributed evenly between all of the creators you've "Flattrd." If you clicked just five buttons, it gets divided by five; if you clicked a hundred, it gets split into a hundred equal tiny parts.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/05/25/flattr-is-a-groundbreaking-micropayment-service/

nmb
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on May 25, 2010, 07:44:43 PM
AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in New York City

New Wi-Fi Hotzone Prototype to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Stay Connected in 'America's Crossroads,' One of the Busiest Locations in the World

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-launches-pilot-wi-fi-project-in-times-square-94815759.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2010, 03:38:08 AM
AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in New York City

New Wi-Fi Hotzone Prototype to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Stay Connected in 'America's Crossroads,' One of the Busiest Locations in the World

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-launches-pilot-wi-fi-project-in-times-square-94815759.html
They are afraid of the Google WIFI project.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2010, 04:20:16 AM
Fix the Web's Biggest Annoyances with Google Chrome (http://lifehacker.com/5547211/fix-the-webs-biggest-annoyances-with-google-chrome)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2010, 04:43:23 AM
I just received the following from Comcast:
Quote
Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer,

We are pleased to announce the pilot launch of the Comcast Usage Meter in your area.
This new feature is available to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers and provides an easy way
to check total monthly household high-speed Internet data usage at any time. Monthly data usage is the amount of data,
such as images, movies, photos, videos, and other files that customers send, receive, download or upload each month.
Comcast measures total data usage and does not monitor specific customer activities to determine data usage.

Wonder what comes next...  ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 26, 2010, 05:05:49 AM
The bill for all that bandwidth or a supposed fair use policy or bandwidth limitation; why else would you need to know how much you are using.

Over here in the UK I'm still surprised how they get away with a supposed 'unlimited' bandwidth and promptly give a limit on your monthly usage or the catch all 'fire use policy,' fair for whom.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2010, 02:22:19 PM
The bill for all that bandwidth or a supposed fair use policy or bandwidth limitation; why else would you need to know how much you are using.

Over here in the UK I'm still surprised how they get away with a supposed 'unlimited' bandwidth and promptly give a limit on your monthly usage or the catch all 'fire use policy,' fair for whom.
David,
as long as you're still using dial-up, I wouldn't worry about any limitations they may impose.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 26, 2010, 03:44:04 PM
I'm not bothered with bandwidth, I haven't got any ;D

I'm just pointing out my thoughts on your posts 'they don't do these things for nothing' or without a purpose, me being a trusting sort NOT.

Plus the devious/underhand/deceitful policies of some ISPs and my surprise UK Trading Standards hasn't stepped on this so called unlimited having a limit.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2010, 04:59:22 PM
I checked my account and apparently it hasn't been enacted since
it still states unrestricted for the type of access and the usage meter is no where to be found.  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 01, 2010, 12:37:27 AM
If you've got a few hours to waste:
http://test.lockergnome.net/ (http://test.lockergnome.net/)    :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 04, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
4 Principles of Effective Threat Protection – How can you make them a reality?
This presentation will begin on June 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time.
If your interested, Sign up here (http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=1741845&promo=539&tag=nl.e539&cval=wit2.zdnet&ctype=default)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on June 06, 2010, 05:47:31 PM
Bletchley Park WWII archive to go online

10,000 people worked to decode encrypted German messages.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/10239623.stm
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on June 10, 2010, 02:03:40 AM
URLVOID: Suspicious url scanner

Urlvoid (beta version at the moment) is a free service that scan suspicious websites with multi engines to check if the site is safe to browse.

Scanner list used by urlvoid:

McAfee SiteAdvisor, McAfee Trusted Source, PcTools Browser Defender, Norton SafeWeb, MyWOT, Threat Log, MalwareDomainList, hpHosts, ZeuS Tracker, Google Diagnostic, PhishTank, Project Honey Pot, ParetoLogic, Spamhaus, URIBL, Malware Patrol, SURBL, SpamCop, TrendMicro Web Reputation, Web Security Guard.


http://www.urlvoid.com/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2010, 05:00:24 AM
Marc,
Apparently the search engine isn't very up to date.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Marc57 on June 10, 2010, 08:39:33 AM
Marc,
Apparently the search engine isn't very up to date.

Hey bob, Yeah, it's still in beta. Hopefully it will get better.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 11, 2010, 01:01:21 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/simao_gettyimages_1653399g.jpg)

World Cup Streaming Live: Where to Watch:

ESPN 3 (http://espn.go.com/espn3/) is the online streaming version of the popular sports network in the U.S.A. Their upcoming live streaming schedule includes the kick-off on June 10th, the opening ceremonies on June 11th followed by the FIFA World Cup matches. According to the NY Times, ESPN 3 will be streaming all 64 games.

ESPN Mobile TV (http://proxy.espn.go.com/mobile/products/product?id=3242441) will be streaming the kick-off, opening ceremonies and 56 world cup matches including semifinals and final to Sprint customers on the new HTC EVO smartphone, according to MarketWatch.

CBC Sports (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/fifaworldcup/) is Canada’s national public broadcaster. The CBC Sports website states “Between June 11th and July 11th 2010 watch every game streamed LIVE on CBCSports.ca”.

Optus (http://www.optus.com.au/) is the #2 Australian telecommunications carrier and will be live streaming 2010 World Cup matches for free to customers with compatible 3G mobile devices.

TVU Networks (http://www.tvunetworks.com/) is a live streaming Internet TV platform and, according to Ask MetaFilter, should be carrying the 2010 World Cup.

BBC Sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/) states that “All BBC matches will be available to watch live online in high quality video” according to this article, which also contains a schedule of which matches are on the BBC and which will be on iTV.

iTV (http://www.itv.com/sport/football/fifaworldcup/live/) is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. According to their FIFA World Cup Live description they will have select content from all 64 games, and be broadcasting live any matches that iTV carries.

FIFA 2010 World Cup Schedule
To find out when your team is playing, check out the Official World Cup Soccer Schedule (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html) on FIFA’s website.

Regional Restrictions on Live Streaming
Many of these live streaming video sites are infamous for using geographical restrictions to lock out certain viewers. The BBC will almost definitely be blocking anyone not located in the UK, and other sites may have similar policies.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 14, 2010, 06:04:25 PM
Smile - Critters

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/th_ui2ikad3df3c036viewattth128501b6697.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/?action=view&current=c860b964.pbw)
Click image to view Slideshow
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on June 17, 2010, 06:49:52 AM
Lee Koo on cnet presents question for this week -
Why does my Windows 7 system freeze after it sits inactive for a while?

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?threadID=395384

A little tedious working through the answers but they do cover a lot of ground in terms of computer maintenance and repair
Perhaps some relevance to the following thread -

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60756.30

Edit - sorry, I read a few posts where there were comparisons with Vista and XP, but overall relevant solely to Win 7. sorry bout that.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on June 17, 2010, 11:48:28 AM
Quote
Why does my Windows 7 system freeze after it sits inactive for a while?

never noticed that
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on June 17, 2010, 12:54:41 PM
Quote
Why does my Windows 7 system freeze after it sits inactive for a while?

never noticed that
+1
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on June 17, 2010, 12:59:05 PM
I get it sometimes with XP.
Power schemes set to Never. hibernate turned Off.

When it happens I disconnect from internet, then Restart the computer and all is fine again.

Edit - sorry, not a freeze in my case, but unable to open a web page - times out instead.

I mainly post these general query articles to underline that most computer problems are not in fact on account of the AV that is  running but on other common hardware or software deficiencies - plus you often have answers like the following one, which make handy references

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3315792&tag=forums06;posts#3315792
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on June 17, 2010, 01:24:49 PM
adding: power management in Seven is one of the best achievements in Windows ever, like resuming from sleep mode takes about 2 seconds, with instant connection to the Internet (except in my case when AIS firewall was running ;D >>> fixed since I removed it).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on June 17, 2010, 01:34:32 PM
I never had that or any other problem when testing AIS firewall - I think occurs with 64bit if I recall correctly

Edit - mind you, that was quite a while ago

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 17, 2010, 03:22:09 PM
Can you guess what is being unloaded here?
     
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/OldHD.jpg)
Hint: picture was  taken in 1956...

It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... with 5 MB of storage. 

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).
The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data.

 Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick or flash drive a little more now?

To put that into better perspective, that 8 GB has a capacity of 1600 times what could be stored on the drive pictured above.
I believe the IBM drive sold close to one million dollars and that was back when a dollar was worth a lot more than it is today!
That works out to over 1.5 billion of today's dollars for something we can now purchase for less than $15!
We live in an amazing world. Imagine what will be around in another 54 years!! Wow!!
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 17, 2010, 03:29:17 PM
Interesting Website:
http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/ (http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on June 17, 2010, 03:43:07 PM
@ bob3160

I actually saw a 305 RAMAC HDD when I worked at IBM.
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_PH0305.html

It was replaced by a 2305 fixed head storage unit that offered up to 11.2 million bytes per module:
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_PH0305.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on June 18, 2010, 01:42:02 PM
Can you guess what is being unloaded here?
     
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/OldHD.jpg)
Hint: picture was  taken in 1956...

It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... with 5 MB of storage. 

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).
The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data.

 Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick or flash drive a little more now?

To put that into better perspective, that 8 GB has a capacity of 1600 times what could be stored on the drive pictured above.
I believe the IBM drive sold close to one million dollars and that was back when a dollar was worth a lot more than it is today!
That works out to over 1.5 billion of today's dollars for something we can now purchase for less than $15!
We live in an amazing world. Imagine what will be around in another 54 years!! Wow!!
 


 :o :o :o
OMG...
When I got my first computer (in the 90's) the HDD was 2GB. Talk about progress  ;D
Now I'm up to 225 GB largest HDD.

What was the price tag on these machines by the way?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 29, 2010, 03:44:15 AM
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=cf1969f7-64e9-4a45-8204-d5cc711580c9&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=811.450165484069&d=-1.20630488468173:-1.19848032981839:-1.20819440130624&p=0:0&t=False (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=cf1969f7-64e9-4a45-8204-d5cc711580c9&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=811.450165484069&d=-1.20630488468173:-1.19848032981839:-1.20819440130624&p=0:0&t=False)
I recently listed Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE) in FreeWare Collected From The WWW (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16922.msg516783#msg516783).
The above link is a picture constructed with that software.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 29, 2010, 05:01:02 AM
Here is one more and larger Panorama.
This one was taken on 06-26-2010
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0d79547a-4827-4660-bd48-da7ff3114619&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=662&d=-1.14542257569407:-1.14526831245699:-1.24868431615781&p=0:0&t=False (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=0d79547a-4827-4660-bd48-da7ff3114619&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=662&d=-1.14542257569407:-1.14526831245699:-1.24868431615781&p=0:0&t=False)

Comments appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Gargamel360 on June 29, 2010, 05:16:22 AM
Nice shots. :)  The southwest is supposed to be great for photography.
I will check this out, I can think of a few great places near my home for pictures that this program would go great with.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on June 29, 2010, 02:03:05 PM
 :o
Looks amazing. How many shots did it take to create the panorama, and what was the resolution of each shot?
I'll try this out once my courses are over.
Thanks in advance.

Edit:
Never mind.... I did a few quick snap shots with my 2 Megapixel Web Cam and I can't believe how fast that worked. Exported the end result as a JPEG and I can't believe my eyes.... That's absolutely amazing how fast that was done.

Just putting this out there, but with a tripod, if i took a set of shots and created on panorama, and then shift the tripod to the right 2-3 cm and create a secondary panorama of the same surroundings, I could create a 3-D panorama (with the help of Paint NET).

By 3-D I mean something along the lines of:
http://www.coryi.org/images/CCAFS3D.bmp

Thanks for the program Bob. When I really have a lot of spare time, I'll try the 3-D Experiment.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 29, 2010, 03:29:57 PM
I was also impressed in the speed in which ICE produced it's amazing stitchery.
The second Panorama was comprised of 12 shots using a 10 MP Cannon camera.
I'm actually looking forward to creating a great many more of these Panoramas. :)

This also proves that some products from MS are great even for free.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on June 29, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
I'm actually looking forward to creating a great many more of these Panoramas. :)

Please do ! It looks awesome ! :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on June 30, 2010, 09:27:49 AM
***

Very nice, Bob, and thanks for sharing.   :)

If any of you try scrolling in and out on those photos, you'll see interesting results.


***
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 30, 2010, 04:05:18 PM
Thanks Charley,
The scrolling in and out is only good if the photo has a lot of defenition.
These pictures where all taken with a 10 mega pixel camera so there's a lot of detail available.   :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 01, 2010, 03:30:16 PM
It sure has been hot here lately. This picture from my neighbors dog gets the message across:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/HotInNM.jpg)

Damien mentioned it's also been hot in Holland.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 02, 2010, 12:49:47 AM
Here is another Panorama. This one is a full 360 deg. Of the project I and quite a few others are currently
working on in my community of Meadow Lake.  :)
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ac63194a-c7c8-4bab-9c15-36d89cd77f47&lc=1033 (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ac63194a-c7c8-4bab-9c15-36d89cd77f47&lc=1033)

Your comments are still appreciated and, there's more coming unless you've all had enough.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 02, 2010, 01:14:45 AM
This one concentrates more on the Lake bed itself but it's another 360 deg. Panorama.
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=1d1960fb-24a1-496f-b355-5879d5729dee&lc=1033 (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=1d1960fb-24a1-496f-b355-5879d5729dee&lc=1033)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 02, 2010, 02:51:56 AM
Here is the last Panorama created from the pictures I took while I was at the MLPAA property.
This one shows off The Manzano Mountains of NM.
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ba55030f-e4e1-44a9-96e9-13fa18d85103&lc=1033 (http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=ba55030f-e4e1-44a9-96e9-13fa18d85103&lc=1033)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on July 02, 2010, 11:06:04 AM
compelling, Bob, timeless, unbearable lightness of being
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on July 02, 2010, 01:53:17 PM
It sure has been hot here lately. This picture from my neighbors dog gets the message across:
Damien mentioned it's also been hot in Holland.

Europe has had a rought time with heat in the last few years but now it seems to be pooring cats and dogs in certain places.

Some of the photos are a bit deselot. I'm refering to the lake bed one specifically.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 02, 2010, 04:17:17 PM
Quote
Some of the photos are a bit deselot. I'm refering to the lake bed one specifically.
Confused Computer User,
If you take a look at the MLPAA website (http://mymeadowlake.org) and then compare what the "Lake" looked like when we first started on this
project, I think you'll have to agree that there is a vast difference.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on July 03, 2010, 03:26:30 AM
Quote
Some of the photos are a bit deselot. I'm refering to the lake bed one specifically.
Confused Computer User,
If you take a look at the MLPAA website (http://mymeadowlake.org) and then compare what the "Lake" looked like when we first started on this
project, I think you'll have to agree that there is a vast difference.  :)

True... But please don't asume my comments were meant to minimize your work :-[
I looked at some of the Photos of before and after and job well done. It's just sad to see an ecosytem bite the dust.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 03, 2010, 03:31:02 AM
Quote
It's just sad to see an ecosytem bite the dust.
Agree which is why all the effort is being put into this project to return the former lake
to a pristine wildlife refuge and a place the whole county can be proud of  and enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2010, 04:11:58 PM
Quote
Some of the photos are a bit deselot. I'm refering to the lake bed one specifically.
Confused Computer User,
If you take a look at the MLPAA website (http://mymeadowlake.org) and then compare what the "Lake" looked like when we first started on this
project, I think you'll have to agree that there is a vast difference.  :)

I was interviewed about our community project and it was on the news last night. :)
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1642657.shtml?cat=11687 (http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1642657.shtml?cat=11687)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on July 08, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
Quote
The Meadow Lake Partnership Ltd. plans to donate the land to the Meadow Lake Parks Area Association
Now that is news indeed. One step forward in the preservation of a wonderful man made ecosystem.  :D

Congratulations on the interview Bob as well as the continued work dedicated to restoring the lake. Media exposure should help generate more support from the larger local community. 8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 10, 2010, 06:48:11 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/GoogleDoodle.jpg)

                                                         Google Doodles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP_EAUg8Frw)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 10, 2010, 07:07:21 PM
                                                        Google Doodles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP_EAUg8Frw)
Honor a great one  8)
Code: [Select]
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=po0jY4WvCIc
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 10, 2010, 07:11:11 PM
                                                        Google Doodles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP_EAUg8Frw)
Honor a great one  8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=po0jY4WvCIc

Correct link is : http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=po0jY4WvCIc (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=po0jY4WvCIc)

I just don't know what's so great about him ??? Granted, he was a great entertainer and that's about all the good I can say about him.  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 20, 2010, 11:19:30 PM
Official Weather for Meadow Lake NM:
(from my weather station at home)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/MeadowLakeWeather7-20-10.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2010, 03:41:13 AM
You are all invited:
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1kgDTFaLBj_tLE2VNucU40l9GByms5MXqOagnh2tlWtqCvGbhCxPp3_6lwiV_&hl=en (https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1kgDTFaLBj_tLE2VNucU40l9GByms5MXqOagnh2tlWtqCvGbhCxPp3_6lwiV_&hl=en)
The big day is Aug. 21st so you have plenty of time to clear your calendar.   ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2010, 02:03:27 PM
Browser Blowout 2010
IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera:
PCWorld's lab tests reveal which browser is the fastest, the safest, and the most powerful tool for the Web.
In short, here are their findings:

BEST INTERFACE: Chrome
BEST SECURITY: Chrome
BEST EXTENSIONS: Firefox
BEST JAVASCRIPT HANDLING: Chrome
BEST PAGE LOADING: Chrome

You can get the detailed analysis here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html)

You may not agree as many others also didn't. I personally think they made the right overall choices.
( I use Google's Chrome as my default browser and have for quite some time. :) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 28, 2010, 02:13:24 PM
thanks for that link Bob ;)

edit: they're wrong about one thing, the sunspider test (for javascript performance) >>> Opera is actually now faster than Chrome, I've tested it a few times.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 28, 2010, 03:10:29 PM
Quote
Google Develops a Facebook Rival
(gaming oriented)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html?mod=djemalertTECH

I heard the rumor already a few days ago, seems confirmed here.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: disPlay on July 28, 2010, 03:47:40 PM
Quote
Google Develops a Facebook Rival
(gaming oriented)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html?mod=djemalertTECH

I heard the rumor already a few days ago, seems confirmed here.


I really doubt that the 100 million active users in facebook will drop it to go to the google (social network)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 28, 2010, 10:33:24 PM
Quote
Google Develops a Facebook Rival
(gaming oriented)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html?mod=djemalertTECH

I heard the rumor already a few days ago, seems confirmed here.


I really doubt that the 100 million active users in facebook will drop it to go to the google (social network)
Logos is imbibing too much French wine to even know how to use Facebook.  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 29, 2010, 12:09:26 AM
Quote
Google Develops a Facebook Rival
(gaming oriented)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html?mod=djemalertTECH

I heard the rumor already a few days ago, seems confirmed here.


I really doubt that the 100 million active users in facebook will drop it to go to the google (social network)
Logos is imbibing too much French wine to even know how to use Facebook.  ;)

 http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/middle-finger.jpg
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 29, 2010, 12:20:38 AM
Riding on bicycles makes you impervious to pain
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on July 29, 2010, 12:24:34 AM
Quote
Google Develops a Facebook Rival
(gaming oriented)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html?mod=djemalertTECH

I heard the rumor already a few days ago, seems confirmed here.


I really doubt that the 100 million active users in facebook will drop it to go to the google (social network)
I don't know about that. Since Facebook stinks and the Google one is gaming oriented, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people move.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 29, 2010, 12:37:06 AM
on a side note, I never said anything about who would move or how many...no speculation. But what I did say and do insist on saying is telling kenny yo to **** off, once again, you bastard. You're the worse sort of jerk that I ever met on a forum dude; you're always popping up with an insulting comment towards me, and now you're fighting back because I reacted...you're a freakin' psycho hey.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on July 29, 2010, 01:07:30 AM
Browser Blowout 2010
IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera:
PCWorld's lab tests reveal which browser is the fastest, the safest, and the most powerful tool for the Web.
In short, here are their findings:

BEST INTERFACE: Chrome
BEST SECURITY: Chrome
BEST EXTENSIONS: Firefox
BEST JAVASCRIPT HANDLING: Chrome
BEST PAGE LOADING: Chrome

You can get the detailed analysis here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html)

You may not agree as many others also didn't. I personally think they made the right overall choices.
( I use Google's Chrome as my default browser and have for quite some time. :) )
I certainly don't agree. I think Chrome's interface is the ugliest and clunkiest of all the browsers. If you read the report about speed, it says they're all pretty much the same and IE8 actually won 5 of the 8 page loading tests. What I get from the report is that all of the browsers are good and the choice is strictly a matter of personal preference.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: disPlay on July 29, 2010, 01:12:06 AM
Browser Blowout 2010
IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera:
PCWorld's lab tests reveal which browser is the fastest, the safest, and the most powerful tool for the Web.
In short, here are their findings:

BEST INTERFACE: Chrome
BEST SECURITY: Chrome
BEST EXTENSIONS: Firefox
BEST JAVASCRIPT HANDLING: Chrome
BEST PAGE LOADING: Chrome

You can get the detailed analysis here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963-1/browser_blowout_2010.html)

You may not agree as many others also didn't. I personally think they made the right overall choices.
( I use Google's Chrome as my default browser and have for quite some time. :) )
I certainly don't agree. I think Chrome's interface is the ugliest and clunkiest of all the browsers. If you read the report about speed, it says they're all pretty much the same and IE8 actually won 5 of the 8 page loading tests. What I get from the report is that all of the browsers are good and the choice is strictly a matter of personal preference.


Java script on Opera is better handled in my opinium, I don't know what they are referring to Best page loading.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on July 29, 2010, 01:26:28 AM
As it's already kind of a topic here, this maybe is interesting...
asyn

Facebook crawler collects more than 170 million data sets
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Facebook-crawler-collects-more-than-170-million-data-sets-1046910.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 29, 2010, 05:11:13 AM
Dch,
You seem to enjoy saying "black" any time I say "white or white when I say black.
I thought I made my post very clear.  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on July 29, 2010, 06:18:29 AM
Dch,
You seem to enjoy saying "black" any time I say "white or white when I say black.
I thought I made my post very clear.  ???
You said we might not agree and all I did was say why I didn't. What's wrong with that?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on July 30, 2010, 07:25:53 AM
HuH?????
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 02, 2010, 03:38:44 AM
On July 30, 2010 we went to Sky City near Acoma Pueblo, NM.
Here are some pictures of the decent from Sky City via the stairs.
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Sky%20City/th_IMG_1285.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Sky%20City/?action=view&current=d2b0e4a2.pbw)
(Click image to view a slideshow)

You can find many more pictures from our outing at:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Sky%20City/ (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Sky%20City/)

How many of you have been to Sky City ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 06, 2010, 03:42:44 AM
Prague, the home city of avast! is also famous for the following:
Andrew Fleming makes an impossible Frisbee catch during the Quarter Finals of the World Ultimate Club Championships in Prague 2010. (http://www.flixxy.com/ultimate-frisbee-catch.htm)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 06, 2010, 03:46:00 AM
Prague, the home city of avast! is also famous for the following:
Andrew Fleming makes an impossible Frisbee catch during the Quarter Finals of the World Ultimate Club Championships in Prague 2010. (http://www.flixxy.com/ultimate-frisbee-catch.htm)

Good catch! 8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on August 09, 2010, 02:45:38 PM
At 6mins and 7secs after 5 o'clock on Aug 9th 2010, it will be 05:06:07 08/09/10. This won't happen again until 3010.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 09, 2010, 03:54:20 PM
Sorry Dan,
I missed it. I must have been asleep. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 09, 2010, 04:13:17 PM
I was only just in the land of nod, only went to bed at 04:30 am, had I known I might have stayed up ;D

I guess I'm going to miss the next one as well ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 09, 2010, 06:05:31 PM
Not quite David, remember over here in blighty we use a different date format so that date and time posted above would be read as the 8th september over here...so some time yet :D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: modati on August 09, 2010, 06:29:50 PM
No wonder I randomly woke up early this morning.  It was a phenomenon in multiple aspects of reality.  The fact I was up and number sequence :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on August 09, 2010, 06:56:30 PM
Hi forum friends,

Plantago major was found about 4000 year ago in Europe for the first time. It was spread all over Europe by the swift feet of the Roman legionnaires and therefore is found on the side of the roads.
Plantain then was spread from Europe throughout the whole world. The Indians called the plant "the footstep of the white", because it  was found where Europeans went. They then knew Europeans had been around.

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: modati on August 09, 2010, 08:39:20 PM
Hi forum friends,

Plantago major was found about 4000 year ago in Europe for the first time. It was spread all over Europe by the swift feet of the Roman legionnaires and therefore is found on the side of the roads.
Plantain then was spread from Europe throughout the whole world. The Indians called the plant "the footstep of the white", because it  was found where Europeans went. They then knew Europeans had been around.

polonus

Gotta love the Indians they are geniuses.  So much more in tune with the earth.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on August 09, 2010, 08:57:39 PM
Hi modati,

But other old cultures also had their ways that are impressive for us. The old Scots called the plant "Slan-lus" (Gaelic) because it was a healing plant, and the antique Chinese sailors used the leaves on wounds, first the coarse side onto it and then the other side. Here in Holland children rubbed the leaves onto their skin when burnt from nettles, and because the old grandmother knew a lot about this natural herb lore, in Poland the plant is called "babka",

polonus

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: modati on August 09, 2010, 09:37:46 PM
Indeed.  I wish I knew more myself.  They really don't teach you natural ways to heal yourself in America.  They will definitely tell you what pill to take.  I remember getting burned really bad on a grill when I was a kid.  Took some pills from the doctor.  Everything is synthetic :(.  I'm taking some botany courses at UNI next year.  Maybe they will bestow the knowledge of the earth on me.  All I really know how to do is start a fire now and filter water haha.  At least that's something!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 12, 2010, 03:07:54 PM
Indeed.  I wish I knew more myself.  They really don't teach you natural ways to heal yourself in America.  They will definitely tell you what pill to take.  I remember getting burned really bad on a grill when I was a kid.  Took some pills from the doctor.  Everything is synthetic :(.  I'm taking some botany courses at UNI next year.  Maybe they will bestow the knowledge of the earth on me.  All I really know how to do is start a fire now and filter water haha.  At least that's something!

Synthetic is based on natural. I recall having read a couple of times about pharmaceutical companies going to the Amazon forest to get patents on plants that are old healing remedies, in order to develop new commercial medicine.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on August 12, 2010, 10:52:52 PM
Indeed.  I wish I knew more myself.  They really don't teach you natural ways to heal yourself in America.  They will definitely tell you what pill to take.  I remember getting burned really bad on a grill when I was a kid.  Took some pills from the doctor.  Everything is synthetic :(.  I'm taking some botany courses at UNI next year.  Maybe they will bestow the knowledge of the earth on me.  All I really know how to do is start a fire now and filter water haha.  At least that's something!

Synthetic is based on natural. I recall having read a couple of times about pharmaceutical companies going to the Amazon forest to get patents on plants that are old healing remedies, in order to develop new commercial medicine.
All they do with a lot of synthetics is analyze the chemical makeup of what's found in nature and then duplicate it in a lab. Like the way the replicator worked in Star Trek, Next Generation. They just had to have a reserve of each chemical element and then they could synthetically create anything they wanted and it would be exactly the same as the original. I'm not saying we are at that point yet but it's basically the same process.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on August 12, 2010, 11:26:15 PM
forum friends,

Posting taken off by poster because of an attempt of topic derailment...


polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: modati on August 13, 2010, 01:39:21 AM
Indeed the affects of attempting to mimic natural chemical compounds always has unforeseen consequences.  It is quite disconcerting in using medicine.  I agree Polonous we depend on other people's inventions as opposed to our own abilities to derive the same information from our surroundings.  We rely to much on everybody but ourselves.  I also totally agree with a necessary balance between the two.  We weigh business need and efficiency over our own personal well-being as a whole a majority of the time.

The whole medicine deal... if they are mimicking natural occurring things to produce synthetic medicine.  Why not just provide the natural occurring chemical? ...Oh wait nobody profits off that.  Your body can process a naturally occurring substance much more accurately than a synthetic substance made to mimic it more often than not.  It's kind of like all of the preservatives and hormone enriched food that we eat in USA causes issues.  Especially with the development process of the body, as you said.  It not only affects us but the livestock that we consume.  None of the livestock we eat can naturally reproduce anymore.  It all has to be done by machine... sadly.

We may see it as a benefit because it can be processed on a very large scale to feed millions of people.  However it negatively affects both sides, the consumer and the consumed.  As smart and convenient as we claim all of this is.  It has only been around for a very short period of time compared to Earth in the form we know it.  We base everything on very short tests and profitability (in USA).  We have genetically altered ourselves, the mammals we consume and a lot of the produce we consume as well.  All in the name of chemicals and convenience.  Most people don't even ask questions about it they just consume and keep doing it.  A huge majority don't know how to grow their own food, go buy it at the grocery store.  A huge majority couldn't raise a farm, go buy meat at the grocery store.  I'm not saying I could, it's just kind of strange in my eyes.  I'm making steps to process everything myself ... even water.  I live near a creek and have invested in a decent sized hand-cranked water filter.  Call it crazy I just want to be more in touch with nature... as I type on a computer :).  It's all about the balance.  I'm trying to learn stuff like you posted original Polonus about plants you can use to heal yourself.  I think it's all very interesting... technology and nature.  Everything is wonderful in moderation!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2010, 04:03:05 PM
DeviantArt brings free illustration tools to your HTML5-ready browser running on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android tablet with Muro (http://muro.deviantart.com/)---no plug-ins required.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2010, 04:08:54 PM
DeviantArt brings free illustration tools to your HTML5-ready browser running on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android tablet with Muro (http://muro.deviantart.com/)---no plug-ins required.


Here's a sample created by a very talented artist: :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/th_Sample.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Sample.png)
(Click image for full size)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on August 19, 2010, 12:13:27 AM

The whole medicine deal... if they are mimicking natural occurring things to produce synthetic medicine.  Why not just provide the natural occurring chemical? ...Oh wait nobody profits off that.  Your body can process a naturally occurring substance much more accurately than a synthetic substance made to mimic it more often than not.  It's kind of like all of the preservatives and hormone enriched food that we eat in USA causes issues.  Especially with the development process of the body, as you said.  It not only affects us but the livestock that we consume.  None of the livestock we eat can naturally reproduce anymore.  It all has to be done by machine... sadly.
Many of the naturally occurring beneficial substances are present in very low concentrations and would have little if any effect if used in the natural form. Extracting the substances from the plants and concentrating them to an effective dosage level would be very costly, time consuming, and not eco-friendly. Many times, producing the compound synthetically makes more sense in every aspect. Take aspirin as an example.
 
I also don't think it's gotten to the point where livestock can't reproduce naturally. It just isn't left up to their whims and urges so insemination is done artificially to step up production levels. It doesn't have to be done by machine, it's just more efficient that way. There's also the fact that with beef cattle, very few of the male animals remain unneutered and there is only a small pool that is used for breeding purposes.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 22, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
Odd But True!

http://www.draac.com/laughin/oddtrue.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on August 23, 2010, 01:40:15 PM
Odd But True!

http://www.draac.com/laughin/oddtrue.html

Thanks for the link. Made my morning. ;D

My favorite:
Quote
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
Maybe true, but depends on location. It's stretching the truth a bit.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 24, 2010, 03:30:22 AM
The Meadow Lake Parks Area Assn (http://mymeadowlake.org) had it's 1st Open House on 08-21-2010
More than 600 people attended the event. We all had a great time. Some of us where just a bit
more tired than others. :)
Click on the following picture to view a slideshow.
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/MLPAA/MLPAA_Open_House_08-21-2010/th_100_0541.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/MLPAA/MLPAA_Open_House_08-21-2010/?action=view&current=d7d864c9.pbw)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on August 24, 2010, 05:49:55 AM
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I am glad to know it was a success, Bob.   :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 25, 2010, 05:24:44 PM
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/PencilArt/th_00fagq4e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/PencilArt/?action=view&current=41121a19.pbw)
(Click Image to see a slideshow)

I'll never look at a pencil as just a pencil again.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: cakedoer on August 25, 2010, 06:22:06 PM
lol pencil art
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 25, 2010, 07:59:00 PM
Wow, that is intricate, Whilst there are many that are excellent works of miniature art, I thing image 7 is the most intricate (if not the most artistic) having even engraved what appears to be the date and other wording on the lead pieces.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 25, 2010, 08:00:06 PM

I'll never look at a pencil as just a pencil again.
You have way too much time on your hands. ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2010, 03:18:10 PM
Make and receive calls in Gmail (http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-and-receive-calls-in-gmail.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 26, 2010, 03:22:08 PM
Make and receive calls in Gmail (http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-and-receive-calls-in-gmail.html)
I see its for US Gmail users now. ;)
Quote
We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2010, 03:25:17 PM
Make and receive calls in Gmail (http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/make-and-receive-calls-in-gmail.html)
I see its for US Gmail users now. ;)
Quote
We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already).
(I'm still waiting for the app to show up on my email account.)
Yes, you should be next and calls are free throughout the US and Canada.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2010, 11:47:04 PM
More Information (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFGJRfoK9xQ&feature=player_embedded)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/GmailFreeCalls01.jpg)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/GmailFreeCalls02.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/GmailFreeCalls03.jpg)                                                                 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 26, 2010, 11:53:21 PM
bob3160,

“Call Phones” is already in my gmail account. 8)

Once again, thanks for the invite to gmail. :)

It's strange that you gave me the invite to gmail,

but I got “Call Phones” first.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2010, 11:59:16 PM
bob3160,

“Call Phones” is already in my gmail account. 8)

Once again, thanks for the invite to gmail. :)

It's strange that you gave me the invite to gmail,

but I got “Call Phones” first.

I don't know when  mine arrived since I've been out all day. It was waiting for me when I got home.  :)
The pictures are from screenshots taken from my laptop.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Gargamel360 on August 27, 2010, 12:49:20 AM
Apparently up to 1million calls on the first day, before it was even available on everyone's accounts.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-more-than-1-million-calls-through-gmail-in-24-hours/38500 (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-more-than-1-million-calls-through-gmail-in-24-hours/38500)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 05, 2010, 04:27:00 PM
(http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/mrsongman_files/msmain.jpg)
For the Elvis fans on here (http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/sitemap.html).
I've found Opera to work best with this website. :) Chrome was terrible.  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on September 05, 2010, 09:03:17 PM
(http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/mrsongman_files/msmain.jpg)
For the Elvis fans on here (http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/sitemap.html).
I've found Opera to work best with this website. :) Chrome was terrible.  :'(
IE8 works great.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: disPlay on September 05, 2010, 10:54:11 PM
(http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/mrsongman_files/msmain.jpg)
For the Elvis fans on here (http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/elvis/sitemap.html).
I've found Opera to work best with this website. :) Chrome was terrible.  :'(
IE8 works great.

Just like in my FF 3.6.8
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 05, 2010, 11:00:18 PM
IE8 works great.
+1
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 08, 2010, 11:31:50 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ManzanoView.jpg)
Early Morning over The Manzano's (http://ulocal.koat.com/_Early-Morning-over-The-Manzanos/photo/10571681/62902.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CharleyO on September 09, 2010, 07:08:37 PM
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That's a very nice photo, Bob   :)


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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 09, 2010, 11:11:12 PM
Thanks Charley. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 10, 2010, 04:50:24 PM
(http://imgboot.com/img/imgboot-sponsored-152x44.png)
For those of you still looking for a place to store your images and certain video types (http://www.imgboot.com/faq.php). :)
As you'll notice they claim unlimited storage space even for their free accounts.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: RNfromTN on September 10, 2010, 11:50:31 PM
(http://imgboot.com/img/imgboot-sponsored-152x44.png)
For those of you still looking for a place to store your images and certain video types (http://www.imgboot.com/faq.php). :)
As you'll notice they claim unlimited storage space even for their free accounts.

Hi bob3160,  :) have you used this site yet ? I got the free account but can't upload any images.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 11, 2010, 12:32:01 AM
(http://imgboot.com/img/imgboot-sponsored-152x44.png)
For those of you still looking for a place to store your images and certain video types (http://www.imgboot.com/faq.php). :)
As you'll notice they claim unlimited storage space even for their free accounts.

Hi bob3160,  :) have you used this site yet ? I got the free account but can't upload any images.

Yes I have. A picture is always worth 1000 words.  :)

(http://imgboot.com/thumbs/bob3160/9112001remembered.jpg) (http://imgboot.com/image.php?u=bob3160&i=9112001remembered.jpg)
(Click to enlarge)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2010, 03:06:37 AM
Tell a chicken what to do:
http://www.bk.com/en/us/campaigns/subservient-chicken.html (http://www.bk.com/en/us/campaigns/subservient-chicken.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 12, 2010, 03:23:36 AM
LOL ;D ;D

"Contacting Chicken".......priceless
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: RNfromTN on September 14, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
Chattanooga utility offers Internet service that's among world's fastest

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100914/BUSINESS01/9140322/Chattanooga+utility+offers+Internet+service+that+s+among+world+s+fastest (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100914/BUSINESS01/9140322/Chattanooga+utility+offers+Internet+service+that+s+among+world+s+fastest)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 14, 2010, 02:24:07 PM
Interesting debate:
http://help.lockergnome.com/general/AVG-Free-problems--ftopict64262.html (http://help.lockergnome.com/general/AVG-Free-problems--ftopict64262.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on September 14, 2010, 11:47:22 PM
Hi bob3160,

Interesting, autocomplete your writing with this Google service: http://scribe.googlelabs.com/

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 15, 2010, 12:51:12 AM
Thanks but for something Google can't help.
The following is one such example:
http://ulocal.koat.com/_Sunset-in-Meadow-Lake/photo/10645970/62902.html (http://ulocal.koat.com/_Sunset-in-Meadow-Lake/photo/10645970/62902.html)
(Right place, right time and a camera.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2010, 01:23:18 AM
Nice picture Bob, it would make a fine desktop wallpaper; at last able to take a look at some of your pictures now ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 15, 2010, 01:45:50 AM
DSL or Cable does have it's advantages.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2010, 01:48:41 AM
It certainly does ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 16, 2010, 04:09:52 PM
Featured on Lockergnome's Pirillo's Picks:
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day) :)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 16, 2010, 08:36:05 PM
Featured on Lockergnome's Pirillo's Picks:
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day) :)
I see
Quote
Fatal error: Class 'StaticFile' not found in /apps/socialnetworkmain/widgets/index/lib/helpers/Index_CustomFileHelper.php on line 55
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 16, 2010, 11:02:19 PM
Sorry YoKenny but the link is working just fine:
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 17, 2010, 12:21:06 PM
Sorry YoKenny but the link is working just fine:
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/talk-like-a-pirate-day)
Ahoy matey. 
She be workin' fine now.  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 23, 2010, 02:24:10 PM
(http://download.windowssecrets.com/images/wsn/W20200923-Wacky.jpg)
Error messages can make beautiful music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTU-pyQ_anQ)
Sometimes called the XP Error Symphony.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on September 25, 2010, 12:59:04 AM
Hi bob3160,

Not everyone can Photoshop, see here, hilarious results: http://www.topstrange.com/ultimate-photoshop-disasters-716

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on September 26, 2010, 03:26:32 AM
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN259750420100925

I agree with the Czech president.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on September 26, 2010, 03:34:09 AM
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKN259750420100925

I agree with the Czech president.

The UN is a huge talking shop, which has a poor record of achievement in much of what it does. God help us if they ever did have a role/an increased UN role in global economics.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2010, 03:42:06 PM
We don't need any help from the UN. Our government is already doing a
bang up job of screwing thing up.  :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 26, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
United Nations Human Rights Council is a big MoB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Human_Rights_Council

Quote:

According to human rights groups, the council is controlled by a bloc of Islamic and African states, backed by China, Cuba and Russia, who protect each other from criticism.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 26, 2010, 05:33:08 PM
British boy gets US ban for calling Obama a ‘prick’

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/68659,people,news,british-boy-banned-from-us-for-life-after-calling-obama-prick-luke-angel

But this man always gets a VISA to New York

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Everyone%20Else/images-2/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-un-speech.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2010, 06:58:32 PM
I prefer the following pictures and subject.  :)  ;)
Sunrise:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 26, 2010, 08:29:30 PM
I prefer the following pictures and subject.  :)  ;)
Sunrise:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447)

If my memory is correct, it looks like the mountains near your house
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2010, 09:05:31 PM
I prefer the following pictures and subject.  :)  ;)
Sunrise:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26241&id=100001306803262&l=3248c9f447)

If my memory is correct, it looks like the mountains near your house
Good guess and memory. They are the Manzano Mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzano_Mountains). The shot to the east from the old Lake is of the Sandia Mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandia-Manzano_Mountains)
Just a little geography lesson for the day.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 27, 2010, 02:17:31 PM
The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/the_17_most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl2)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on September 27, 2010, 02:25:59 PM
The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/the_17_most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl2)

Bob, that's interesting, I mean it, but this should have been posted in a security related thread instead. People who might indeed need to read all the details contained in the page you refer to won't notice it here.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 27, 2010, 02:28:32 PM
The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/the_17_most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl2)

Bob, that's interesting, I mean it, but this should have been posted in a security related thread instead. People who might indeed need to read all the details contained in the page you refer to won't notice it here.
Then maybe they need to learn to read this thread ???  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on September 27, 2010, 02:32:47 PM
The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/the_17_most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html?tk=nl_wbx_h_crawl2)

Bob, that's interesting, I mean it, but this should have been posted in a security related thread instead. People who might indeed need to read all the details contained in the page you refer to won't notice it here.
Then maybe they need to learn to read this thread ???  ;D

oh come on, this is purely security related, and this pcw article is actually very well done. The thread here is full of topics that have nothing to do with security. Don't get me wrong, I don't care who posts what here, but this article in pcw deserves, if referred to, to be inserted in another section, especially on Avast forums ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on September 27, 2010, 02:53:53 PM
Nothing to stop you posting it in that topic.

There is no specific section/forum on security, just a topic and there is no rule saying that you must use it. Whilst posting in the topic you suggest would make it easier to find all security related items.

This 'Interesting' topic has been going for some considerable time (June 2007) and has a great deal of activity, so it is always high up the chronological list of the topics on the General forum. So for those regular forum browsers they would be likely to see the new activity as you and I obviously did.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 27, 2010, 05:14:42 PM
(http://www.google.com/logos/2010/googbday10-hp.jpg)
Google celebrates 12th birthday: a timeline (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8027168/Google-celebrates-12th-birthday-a-timeline.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2010, 01:59:19 AM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.downloadsquad.com/media/2010/09/6431.image2-custom.png)
Minnesota, powered by Microsoft, becomes first US state to move into the cloud (http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/09/27/minnesota-powered-by-microsoft-becomes-first-us-state-to-move/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2010, 03:48:15 PM
Microsoft is bailing on LiveSpaces and sending blogs to WordPress (http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/welcome-windows-live-spaces-bloggers/)
"Over a six month period, beginning today, Windows Live Spaces users will have the option to move their blogs to WordPress.com."
I've already migrated to:
http://bob3160.wordpress.com/ (http://bob3160.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 28, 2010, 03:51:47 PM
Microsoft is bailing on LiveSpaces and sending blogs to WordPress (http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/welcome-windows-live-spaces-bloggers/)
"Over a six month period, beginning today, Windows Live Spaces users will have the option to move their blogs to WordPress.com."
I've already migrated to:
http://bob3160.wordpress.com/ (http://bob3160.wordpress.com/)

Interesting indeed!

Maybe they are going to buy up Wordpress?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: drhayden1 on September 28, 2010, 05:01:07 PM
Today is “Ask a Stupid Question Day”

No, really, it is.  Ask a Stupid Question Day
http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/national_ask_a_stupid_question_day.html
Here are some examples of stupid questions:

    * Why does your gynecologist leave the room when you undress?
    * Why can’t woman put their mascara on with their mouth closed?
    * Why is it called alcoholics anonymous when the first thing you do is stand up and say
      “Hi, my name’s Bob. I’m an alcoholic”?
    * If you mated a Bulldog with a Shitsu would you get a Bullshit?
    * Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?
    * Why is there a light in the fridge but not in the freezer?
    * Who was the first person to look at a cow and say “I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here and drink what comes out”?
    * Why does Goofy stand on two legs when Pluto remains on four? They’re both dogs.
    * Why is a person who handles money called a broker?
    * If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
    * If a man is walking in a forest and no women is there to hear him is he still wrong?
    * Why is it that when someone tells you that there’s billions of stars in the universe, you believe them. But if they tell you there’s wet paint somewhere you have to touch it?
    * Why do you call it an asteroid when its outside the hemisphere, yet call it hemorrhoid when its in your ass?
    * Who was the first person to go up to a chicken and say, “I’m going to eat the first thing this chicken poops?

(http://i54.tinypic.com/de7dpe.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 28, 2010, 11:50:57 PM
   * If a man is walking in a forest and no women is there to hear him is he still wrong?
A. Yes.
Because she can remememer everything you did wrong since you were born and will bring it up to win every argument.
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 29, 2010, 12:55:31 AM
   * If a man is walking in a forest and no women is there to hear him is he still wrong?
A. Yes.
Because she can remememer everything you did wrong since you were born and will bring it up to win every argument.
 
Only if you marry the wrong woman.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2010, 06:26:36 PM
(http://www.google.com/logos/2010/flintstones10-hp.jpg)
Google celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on September 30, 2010, 09:25:35 PM
RANKED #1

 ;D

(http://uploadpic.org/storage/originals/nuu8ujfnne9njklnf8jlf2s9n2.png)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Aethec on September 30, 2010, 10:49:27 PM
RANKED #1
;D
(http://uploadpic.org/storage/originals/nuu8ujfnne9njklnf8jlf2s9n2.png)

Social networking protection? Did they find a way to prevent ID-10-T errors?  ;D
...on a more serious note, isn't this kind of thing illegal unless they have evidence to back it up?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 30, 2010, 10:55:35 PM
I can say it is legal in U.S., don't know for sure elsewhere.

They call it "Puffery".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffery)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 30, 2010, 11:02:56 PM
RANKED #1

 ;D
AVG #1 ::)

See:
Memory Use:
Reboot Time Increase:
Application Launch Time
Overall 'System Impact Score'
http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/performance
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2010, 11:40:49 PM
I can say it is legal in U.S., don't know for sure elsewhere.

They call it "Puffery".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffery)
No wonder it rhymes with trickery and mockery.
It's as accurate as saying that 1+1=11  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on October 01, 2010, 01:10:47 AM
Spray-on clothes?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1316371/Spray-clothes-revolutionise-fashion.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 01, 2010, 06:50:43 PM
See:
Memory Use:
Reboot Time Increase:
Application Launch Time
Overall 'System Impact Score'
http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/performance

Do you trust this test? I feel something is not like what I've seen  :-\
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 01, 2010, 07:49:15 PM
Do you trust this test? I feel something is not like what I've seen  :-\
Why?
Because Avira performed bad in some of them? Or because the winner is you-know-who?
Do you suspect it is a paid test?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/BalloonFiesta.png)
Albuquerque NM 39th Annual Balloon Fiesta (http://www.balloonfiesta.com/)
Come on and see over 5000 Hot Air balloons
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 02, 2010, 07:23:51 PM
Do you trust this test? I feel something is not like what I've seen  :-\
Why?
Because Avira performed bad in some of them? Or because the winner is you-know-who?
Do you suspect it is a paid test?
no, it's fair result about Avira, but about other vendors... I don't know! I'm not expert
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 02, 2010, 07:56:01 PM
no, it's fair result about Avira, but about other vendors... I don't know! I'm not expert
Thanks Omid. I'm not an expert on other antivirus either :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2010, 08:12:07 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/BalloonFiesta.png)
Albuquerque NM 39th Annual Balloon Fiesta (http://www.balloonfiesta.com/)
Come on and see over 5000 Hot Air balloons
Sorry but this was wiped out by the last 2 post.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 05, 2010, 01:53:54 PM
What truths have you learned as an adult?
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-truths-for-mature (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-truths-for-mature)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Confused Computer User on October 05, 2010, 11:15:07 PM
Quote
I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

Not funny.Had that happen twice. :-\ (what is up with that?)  ??? 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2010, 12:20:32 AM
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I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

Not funny.Had that happen twice. :-\ (what is up with that?)  ??? 
If you've made no changes, answer no - if you did, answer yes.
It's simply a way to make sure you don't leave your document without saving any changes.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on October 06, 2010, 12:56:43 AM
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I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

Not funny.Had that happen twice. :-\ (what is up with that?)  ??? 
If you've made no changes, answer no - if you did, answer yes.
It's simply a way to make sure you don't leave your document without saving any changes.

Exactly, Notepad does the same thing as do many other programs.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2010, 03:01:17 PM
The success of Apple (A picture is worth 1000 words.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/0011111.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 06, 2010, 03:08:56 PM
The success of Apple (A picture is worth 1000 words.)

My favorite
(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2008-07-14-IWontWatch.PNG)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on October 06, 2010, 05:54:30 PM
@ Bob3160

I can see steve trolling. ha ha.. I loved the imat thing. :D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 06, 2010, 08:52:02 PM
@ Bob3160

I can see steve trolling. ha ha.. I loved the imat thing. :D
Does it cope with Cappuccino spills ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on October 06, 2010, 09:06:25 PM
Four months jail for refusing to disclose password
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11479831
asyn
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 07, 2010, 02:06:57 PM
What can you learn from a Texan?
http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-things-ive-been-told-by (http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/smile-things-ive-been-told-by)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 07, 2010, 04:16:46 PM
Quote
Videos for IT Managers
Explore product features, common applications, usage scenarios, then enhance your IT skills around tasks such as deployment, administration, and management.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/itmanagement/ff742808.aspx
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on October 20, 2010, 09:23:48 AM
Crypto challenges for puzzle fans
http://www.mysterytwisterc3.org/
asyn
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on October 20, 2010, 10:20:37 PM
Is this a joke or something?

(http://imgur.com/TgTj0.gif)

You can find the updated image by just going to Prevx website and scrolling down
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 21, 2010, 12:16:19 PM
Is this a joke or something?

You can find the updated image by just going to Prevx website and scrolling down

Prevx is a joke:
Prevx's ill-conceived idea
http://blog.stopbadware.org/2010/10/18/prevxs-ill-conceived-idea

Key comment
Quote
Therefore, it's hard to believe the real goal isn't to make its competitors look bad
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2010, 02:43:09 PM
YoKenny,
What your quoting and the answer you supplied, aren't related.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 21, 2010, 03:50:26 PM
Are You Smarter Than John?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7X7QOzJ_k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7X7QOzJ_k)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 21, 2010, 05:58:38 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20101021-zczz-28kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20101021-zczz-28kb)
Google's going dizzy over Dizzy Gillespie would would have been 93 today! (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371208,00.asp)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 21, 2010, 08:29:40 PM
Are You Smarter Than John?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7X7QOzJ_k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7X7QOzJ_k)
John needs to watch The Simpsons more as he needs a DOH award.

Maybe John need an Edison Bulb ???
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101021-energy-edison-light-bulb-leds
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on October 22, 2010, 01:57:12 PM
Red Hat CEO: Software vendor model is broken

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102010-red-hat-ceo-software-vendor.html?hpg1=bn

Which he would say of course
And which vendor problem we avast users are fortunately not saddled with

Interop - what a great name for a Software conference
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on October 23, 2010, 02:37:00 PM
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7334/stevejobsandbillgatesjo.th.jpg) (http://img181.imageshack.us/i/stevejobsandbillgatesjo.jpg/) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4033/stevebillmba1.th.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/stevebillmba1.jpg/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 26, 2010, 02:18:25 PM
Before this month ends, here's an interesting fact about October 2010:
 
This October has 5 Fridays,
5 Saturdays and
5 Sundays, all in 1 month.
It happens once in 823 years.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2010, 07:08:10 PM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on October 30, 2010, 07:14:04 PM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)

Good on you :)

Aha I had a feeling this would be you, from the moment it was posted ;)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=65291.0

Another thing this does is just prove that older (read wiser ;)) people know a thing or two about computers, as opposed to the view taken by most people around my age :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 30, 2010, 08:45:27 PM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)

Good on you :)

Aha I had a feeling this would be you, from the moment it was posted ;)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=65291.0

Another thing this does is just prove that older (read wiser ;)) people know a thing or two about computers, as opposed to the view taken by most people around my age :)
Thanks for the good wishes Scott,
Remember, I wasn't always "old" and I'm still as curious as I was when computers where first invented.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on October 31, 2010, 07:56:07 AM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)

Congrats to your new job, Bob..!!
I know you will do well. Good luck and enjoy..!! :)
asyn
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on November 05, 2010, 11:13:22 AM
South Korea to make 1GB per second Internet connection common by 2012

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9093991.stm
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2010, 04:23:56 AM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)
I'm keeping my strength up getting ready for my first presentation:
http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/YPfOWoRJfQ3NSKNh (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/YPfOWoRJfQ3NSKNh)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on November 27, 2010, 03:59:56 PM
Little Elephant’s Story (http://www.weirdpalace.com/little-elephants-story/)

That'll teach him to go poking his nose into other people's animal's business!

Good lesson for people, too. ;D

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on November 27, 2010, 09:46:13 PM
This may be an ongoing issue for Windows

UAC in Vista and Windows 7

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9198158/_Nightmare_kernel_bug_lets_attackers_evade_Windows_UAC_security 


edit out error - http://forum.avast.com/index.php
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 27, 2010, 11:59:23 PM
Sorry but I don't follow.
What is this link supposed to show me ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on November 28, 2010, 05:23:34 PM
It just takes me to the starting forums page. What's with that?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: mkis on November 29, 2010, 12:55:49 AM
hey sorry about that, I've corrected the link which I thought may turn out good conversation point

here it is again:
UAC in Vista and Windows 7
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9198158/_Nightmare_kernel_bug_lets_attackers_evade_Windows_UAC_security

I've been doing loads work offline so I'm rushing in and out of the forum, and obvious being bit careless about presentation
Thanks guys for noting the errors

Other stuff keeping me busy
- setting up my own Windows 7 system (probably run avast!free) - test on different hardware builds at the mo, and maybe look at home-desk /laptop hardware profile
- now on ADSL (naked connect - wire connection minus phone line) average approx 9Mbps - had hoped for twice that speed, but there you go...
- a home network will follow (probably avast!internet security x 3PCs - likely to become the standard package we promote for families)
- revamping my xp pro 64bit, taken to the internet first occasion since this time 2006 (loaded avast!internet security trial version)

And of course things can change...

Edit - all done except with avast!Internet Security only on one PC on home network (trial version on 64bit XP)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 29, 2010, 02:15:50 PM
Four Reasons Why Malware Loves E-Shopping
http://www.avast.com/pr-four-reasons-why-malware-loves-e-shopping

Be careful when doing Christmas shopping.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 30, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
Starting A New Career At Age 70 (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
I'm going to enjoy this.   :) :)

It's off to Arizona - Hope to be in Mesa late this afternoon.
My first avast! Security Seminar (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=65291.0) is scheduled for Wednesday, 12/01/10
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on November 30, 2010, 02:51:37 PM
It's off to Arizona - Hope to be in Mesa late this afternoon.
My first avast! Security Seminar (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=65291.0) is scheduled for Wednesday, 12/01/10

Good luck, Bob..!! I keep my fingers crossed.. :)
asyn
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on November 30, 2010, 05:54:22 PM
Cablegate: Clinton allegedly told diplomats to spy
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Cablegate-Clinton-allegedly-told-diplomats-to-spy-1144587.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on December 12, 2010, 12:09:19 AM
Oops, the mute button opens IE, what ???

http://spgscott.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/oops-the-mute-button-opens-ie/

Aren't I clever ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 12, 2010, 09:41:33 PM
Home away from Home

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/HomeAwayFromHome.jpg)

This has been home for me since Dec. 1st and will be home till the 21st while I'm here in Arizona
delivering the avast! Security Seminars to about 33 computer clubs.
I've made quite a few new friends for avast! and new people to communicate with on my own.  :)

It almost has all the comforts of home except for Alice.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 13, 2010, 11:14:47 AM
Ascent - Commemorating Shuttle

45:25 minute video commemorating the Shuttle rendered in the highest definition possible, this
production is a tribute to the dozens of men and women of the Shuttle
imaging team and the 30yrs of achievement of the Space Shuttle Program.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2VygftZSCs
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 15, 2010, 02:00:50 PM
Yahoo has apparently decided to close it's video service.
Here's a portion of an email I just received:

Dear Yahoo! Video user,

After careful consideration, we will be removing all general user-generated content upload capability and user-uploaded video from Yahoo! Video. As a result, your videos, user profiles, ratings, favorites, and playlists will no longer be available after March 14, 2011. User video content from Yahoo! Video that remains embedded on third party sites will no longer be playable after March 14, 2011.
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on December 15, 2010, 04:23:22 PM
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AVAST wins a VB100 award and a free weekend

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 9, 2010 - avast! Free Antivirus won another VB100 award for detecting 100 percent of the in-the-wild virus sample, proving that antivirus protection can be free, good – and easy on your weekend “away from the computer” plans.
http://www.avast.com/pr-avast-wins-a-vb100-award-and-a-free-weekend
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on December 16, 2010, 11:19:54 PM
Mozilla pays premiums for reports of vulnerabilities
https://www.mozilla.org/security/bug-bounty-faq-webapp.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 16, 2010, 11:58:03 PM
Yahoo to shut down several products, including Yahoo Buzz and Traffic APIs, in the coming months as part of restructuring, the internet portal said Thursday. "Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond," Yahoo said in a statement. All Things Digital reported that MyBlogLog, Yahoo Picks, AltaVista, Yahoo Bookmarks, and Delicious will also be closed.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-to-shut-down-several-products-2010-12-16-1743250
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 17, 2010, 04:08:21 AM
Yahoo to shut down several products, including Yahoo Buzz and Traffic APIs, in the coming months as part of restructuring, the internet portal said Thursday. "Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond," Yahoo said in a statement. All Things Digital reported that MyBlogLog, Yahoo Picks, AltaVista, Yahoo Bookmarks, and Delicious will also be closed.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-to-shut-down-several-products-2010-12-16-1743250
Look up you'll see it mentioned. :)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg569694#msg569694 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg569694#msg569694)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on December 18, 2010, 04:44:45 PM
MasterCard willing to cut off pirate sites
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20025879-261.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on December 22, 2010, 02:27:10 AM
USA

PEOPLE: 308,745,538

DEBT: $13,868,461,000,000

http://www.drudgereport.com/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_bi_ge/us_census2010_count
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Gargamel360 on December 22, 2010, 03:34:19 AM
USA
PEOPLE: 308,745,538
DEBT: $13,868,461,000,000
http://www.drudgereport.com/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_bi_ge/us_census2010_count
The national debt is not "Interesting"...it is "Depressing", but there is (thankfully) no thread for that.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on December 23, 2010, 10:58:22 AM
CIA launches W.T.F. (WikiLeaks Task Force)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/21/AR2010122104599.html

Interesting acronym..! ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2010, 02:47:51 PM
Especially since it's the CIA that originally got 'fkd'  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on December 23, 2010, 10:05:29 PM
OK Bob...the $64,000 question. I won one of the AIS free keys...should I dump Kaspersky (KIS 2011) for a while and give it (AIS) a shot? I do like to compare but I'm a novice geek...still learning so I am leaning on my New Mexico neighbor for guidance!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2010, 10:43:56 PM
OK Bob...the $64,000 question. I won one of the AIS free keys...should I dump Kaspersky (KIS 2011) for a while and give it (AIS) a shot? I do like to compare but I'm a novice geek...still learning so I am leaning on my New Mexico neighbor for guidance!
Hello Rompin Raider
My simple reply to you is "Yes" I've been using avast! since 2003 and am now traveling all over this great country telling other why properly protecting your computer is a must and why I believe that avast! is the cornerstone of that protection.
I just returned from a 3 week speaking engagement in our neighboring state of Arizona where I presented the avast! Security Seminar to 28 clubs and almost 1300 members and the overwhelming majority of them where extremely impressed.
Remember, I only spoke to them about the benefits of using avast!5 Free.  You have an opportunity to use the AIS version which includes add-ons that aren't available in the free version. All the more reason to find out first hand what so many of us are so excited about.
When you are ready to make the change, please follow the instructions I've pass on to all the clubs I've visited regarding the proper removal of your current anti virus program:

How2RemoveYourAntiVirusProgram.html - https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeYTY4MGZlOWUtMTJkOS00NDNkLTgzMWUtOWZiM2NhNTE5YjRk&hl=en (https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeYTY4MGZlOWUtMTJkOS00NDNkLTgzMWUtOWZiM2NhNTE5YjRk&hl=en)

Enjoy avast! 5 Internet Suit and congratulations on winning a free key.  :)

Let us know what you thing of AIS once you've made the changeover.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on December 23, 2010, 10:47:15 PM
Thanks...I had an idea you might say that and I will do so...probably in the morning. Taking my son (home from college) to a hockey game in a few minutes (Dallas Stars). I hope you have a great Christmas and I will be back after making the switch!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on December 23, 2010, 10:54:20 PM
OK Bob...the $64,000 question. I won one of the AIS free keys...should I dump Kaspersky (KIS 2011) for a while and give it (AIS) a shot? I do like to compare but I'm a novice geek...still learning so I am leaning on my New Mexico neighbor for guidance!

Why bother to enter if you have no intention to do just that ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on December 23, 2010, 11:05:58 PM
I didn't expect to win to be honest...but I was eager to try it....I use the free Avast on another PC and it works fine.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on December 23, 2010, 11:07:07 PM
And besides, Avast has the best forum! That, I am certain of!!!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on January 25, 2011, 01:32:54 PM
Discovered a new search tool, that uses some of the popular ones and puts it into a more graphical look :)

spacetime3D.com

Since it is called spacetime, I had to search for a related subject, I am a physicist after all ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on January 25, 2011, 06:21:57 PM
Donate Life Texas
https://www.donatelifetexas.org/
There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. There are more than 96,000 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation—more than 7,000 are Texans.

Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

The Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry is the official state organ, tissue and eye donor registry.

Historically, while signing a donor card and placing the "donor" sticker on your driver license served as an important symbol of your intent, it did not place you on any official list or registry.

In 2005, Texas joined 40 other states in the country by creating its own state donor registry.

Registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor helps ensure your wishes will be carried out after you die.

You have the power to donate life. Sign up today to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation.

As many of you know, my wife Alice received her liver transplant at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas Tx.
On April 17th, she will be celebrating her 5th birthday since receiving her gift of life.
We will again attend the annual Transplant Reunion at Baylor on April 17, 2011.

If you aren't yet an organ or tissue donor, please consider becoming one.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on January 30, 2011, 03:57:02 AM
LIVE STREAM...

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/2007829161423657345.html

Egypt in the news

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on January 30, 2011, 04:37:52 AM
"It's a first in the history of the Internet," Rik Ferguson, an expert for Trend Micro, the world's third biggest computer security firm, told AFP.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110129/tc_afp/egyptpoliticsunrestitinternettelecoms
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 30, 2011, 05:18:45 AM
"It's a first in the history of the Internet," Rik Ferguson, an expert for Trend Micro, the world's third biggest computer security firm, told AFP.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110129/tc_afp/egyptpoliticsunrestitinternettelecoms

I would hate to think of the implications to Egyptian businesses (especially financial institutions) come monday if the internet access is not restored :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on January 30, 2011, 06:57:47 AM
You might want to gas up your car tomorrow...may see a spike for a few days@
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 01, 2011, 02:42:58 PM
Instant Headline News
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/InstantHeadlineNews.png)

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up... 
    Double click the dot and the page gets larger - you can read the entire paper

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 02, 2011, 03:10:26 AM
A newsletter worth reading:
http://gary.stanley.net/cyber_news.htm (http://gary.stanley.net/cyber_news.htm)
I met Gary Stanley while I was about to do my 1st
avast! Security Seminar in Arizona. As a matter of fact,
he and I did a double performance that day since through no fault of any one,
Gary and I had both been booked as the speaker of the day.
Gary at that time was a brand new convert by switching from AVG to avast!.
I'm happy to say, he still endorses avast! Free as his recommended antivirus program.
Thanks Gary for being a fiend and hope this brings you a few additional readers. :)
 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 03, 2011, 02:10:55 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ISS_ComesTogether.jpg)

International Space Station Comes Together (http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm)

I had no idea it had gotten this big.  :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 03, 2011, 03:16:38 PM
International Space Station Comes Together (http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm)

I had no idea it had gotten this big.  :o
The Canadarm helped a lot.  8)
http://randomproject.wordpress.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 03, 2011, 04:28:07 PM
I woke up this morning and found that my water pressure was almost non existent.
After calling the water company, at 6:00 AM, I was assured that someone would check into the matter.
At 8:00 AM I was informed that no one in Meadow Lake had any water since the pump house was completely frozen.
The representative from the water company said that they had no idea how long we would be out of water.
New Mexico just isn't equipped to handle -10 deg. Fahrenheit with a wind chill temp of -23 F.
Having no water isn't any fun, it's hard to flush the toilet without water. It's impossible to take a bath or
a shower.
The worst is that you need water to make coffee....  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 03, 2011, 06:55:28 PM
The worst is that you need water to make coffee....  :'( :'(
I had that happen and it was not even Winter.  ;)

A construction worker hit the water mains to my bulding with a backhoe and the only way I knew was that I could not make my usuall morning coffee.  :'(
I went to a local 24 hours milk store and purchased a 12 pack of bottled water and was able to make my coffee. ;D
I now keep at least 3 bottles of water handy for such an emergency. 8)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on February 05, 2011, 01:03:03 AM
Quote
The worst is that you need water to make coffee.... :'( :'(
+1

Life before coffee is impossible!  

Folgers Breakfast Blend is my choice.

I'm a drug-addict, I'm addicted to caffeine. ;D ;D ;D

Coffee is my drug of choice. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 05, 2011, 04:26:15 AM
Also addicted to caffeine, but not coffee, Sun Drop  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 05, 2011, 04:49:19 AM
I also like Folgers but prefer the Green can.
Remember, Green is in.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on February 05, 2011, 12:53:35 PM
Never cared for Folger's, it's too bitter. I prefer Maxwell House but lately I've been buying the Master Chef brand at Walmart. It's put out by the Sara Lee Company and is much cheaper than even the Great Value brand. It's not bad tasting at all either. I get the big can here for $4.98.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on February 05, 2011, 01:11:58 PM
Never cared for Folger's, it's too bitter. I prefer Maxwell House but lately I've been buying the Master Chef brand at Walmart. It's put out by the Sara Lee Company and is much cheaper than even the Great Value brand. It's not bad tasting at all either. I get the big can here for $4.98.
I like Maxwell House instant ;)
One level teaspoon in a cup of hot water from the microwave that has a little milk added makes me instantly happy.  ;D   
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2011, 02:54:24 AM
Visiting San Francisco for the RSA Convention.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/avastEvangelistMeeting2011/San%20Francisco/th_IMG_2244.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/avastEvangelistMeeting2011/San%20Francisco/IMG_2244.jpg)
Click picture to enlarge

Here's a small video of a Cable Car on Market Street:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/avastEvangelistMeeting2011/San%20Francisco/th_SF_Cablecar.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/avastEvangelistMeeting2011/San%20Francisco/?action=view&current=SF_Cablecar.mp4)
Click the picture to start the video
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 16, 2011, 11:41:22 PM
From the RSA Convention in San Francisco

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110216-vsim-68kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110216-vsim-68kb)
Thank you Symantec for allowing me to use your digital wall
to paint this picture and imprinting it on a canvas shopping bag.
It makes a nice keepsake.

You don't need to be an Einstein to know that avast! is the best. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2011, 08:03:24 PM
Updated
http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html (http://bob03160.livejournal.com/50565.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 28, 2011, 03:05:54 PM
This will probably add a few more users. :)
http://www.askvg.com/avast-free-antivirus-5-0-released-compatible-with-windows-7/ (http://www.askvg.com/avast-free-antivirus-5-0-released-compatible-with-windows-7/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on February 28, 2011, 04:24:36 PM
Possibly more if he got the folder name correct avast-free-antivirus-6-0-released-compatible-with-windows-7/ ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on February 28, 2011, 08:13:08 PM
Possibly more if he got the folder name correct avast-free-antivirus-6-0-released-compatible-with-windows-7/ ;D
Totally agree and looked at that also but, the article itself talks about avast! 6. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 02, 2011, 02:16:48 PM
Did you know ???

This year July has 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. 
This apparently happens once every 823 years.

I hope to be here the next time it happens.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: SpeedyPC on March 02, 2011, 02:19:01 PM
Did you know ???

This year July has 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. 
This apparently happens once every 823 years.

I hope to be here the next time it happens.  ;D

 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 02, 2011, 03:32:00 PM
On the security side, with Avast 6 fresh out of the gate and CNET's opinion on record,
it's time to ask you which of the many free security suites available is your favorite.
The big three on Download.com are AVG, Avast, and Avira, although it will be interesting to see
if the download counts are reflected in popularity. We aimed to have all the major players represented.
Vote now in our poll and tell us your favorite. (http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20036621-12.html)
Have you voted yet ??? I did:
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 02, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
What I can't believe is the number voting for ad-aware free internet security, I wouldn't give ad-aware hard disk space. No accounting for taste or experience ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on March 02, 2011, 04:59:59 PM
What I can't believe is the number voting for ad-aware free internet security, I wouldn't give ad-aware hard disk space. No accounting for taste or experience ;D
All internet polls depends on the cookie... If removed, a new vote could be collected.
You can rely on them...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Omid Farhang on March 02, 2011, 09:35:01 PM
Also they have spread the word about vote sooner than us, they acted adware like to ask users for vote!
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on March 02, 2011, 09:50:56 PM
The gap is narrowing ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2011, 05:15:51 AM
if all 140,000,000 users would vote just once,
we should come out a resounding 1st.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 03, 2011, 02:14:27 PM
Krebs on Security
Renewal Buddy: Comparison Shopping for Anti-Virus Software
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/03/renewal-buddy-comparison-shopping-for-anti-virus-software/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KrebsOnSecurity+%28Krebs+on+Security%29

Key comment
Quote
Many Windows users will no doubt be perfectly happy using a free anti-virus offering. I have a ridiculous number of computers in my office and around the house, and have free anti-virus on three of the six Windows-based systems. One is running Avast Free Antivirus, another Comodo Internet Security, and the other one has Microsoft Security Essentials. Out of those three, I vastly prefer Avast, which seems the speediest and least resource-intensive.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 03, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Quote
I vastly prefer Avast, which seems the speediest and least resource-intensive.
I always tell the people who attend the avast! Security Seminars that
avast! has made a vast difference on my computer and it can do the same for theirs.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 09, 2011, 01:45:42 PM
(http://media.askvg.com/articles/images2/IE1.png)   (http://media.askvg.com/articles/images/MS_IE_9_RC.png)
Microsoft Internet Explorer Through The Years: From Version 1.0 to 9.0 (http://www.askvg.com/microsoft-internet-explorer-through-the-years-from-version-1-0-to-9-0/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 09, 2011, 02:05:12 PM
Microsoft Internet Explorer Through The Years: From Version 1.0 to 9.0
IE9 64bit is awsome.
Quote
SMBR
Looks Like
 GoogleChrome + Mozila Firefox = IE9
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on March 09, 2011, 07:47:02 PM
Space Shuttle Discovery: Final Flight in Pictures
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110309-space-shuttle-discovery-last-landing-final-mission-science-nasa/?now=2011-03-09-00:01
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: my2cents on March 11, 2011, 08:37:58 PM
mandala coloring pages (http://www.mandalacoloringpages.info)halloween coloring pages (http://www.halloweencoloringpages.net)
Hey that windmill is pretty cool. I've always wanted to get one. What can you do with it though- really? 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 12, 2011, 02:16:58 PM
(http://dotwhat.net/dwfiles/images/template/dotwhatLogo.png)
DotWhat.net (http://dotwhat.net/) provides you with detailed information on file extensions and formats.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on March 30, 2011, 04:45:51 PM
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To start using Google Talk Guru:

1. Sign into a chat client that supports Google Talk
2. Send a chat invitation to guru@googlelabs.com or click the link "Sign in and invite myself to chat with Guru" at the bottom of this page.
3. Find guru in your contact list and send chat queries to guru using the examples below:

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Weather:   weather Nairobi
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Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 01, 2011, 04:54:44 PM
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/090/6/4/aero_lite_for_7___update_5_by_thepanda_x-d3bo380.png)

Download Leaked Windows 8 Metro Inspired “Aero Lite” Theme for Windows 7 (http://www.askvg.com/download-leaked-windows-8-metro-inspired-aero-lite-theme-for-windows-7/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29)

Thanks to AskVG.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 01, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
I have never gotten excited over nice graphics over functionality, so I will be waiting some real information on functionality.

Most hopefully a more configurable and user friendly UAC module, as right now even on its lowest setting is still a pain in the rear.

So I guess I will have to wait for beta and public reviews to find out more on functionality.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 02, 2011, 04:03:21 AM
(http://w74.imtp.me/1eec01bu8.jpg)

Share screenshots & photos in seconds (http://hxxp://www.imtoolpack.com/)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110402-4gun-47kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110402-4gun-47kb)

Check this one out and give some feedback please.
(I'm still playing with it and will decide what to do with it after testing)
After Playing with this little toy for a while, I've decided that
Jet Screenshot (http://www.jetscreenshot.com/) is much better and it doesn't try to add anything else to your system
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 02, 2011, 01:52:54 PM
Donna Buenaventura talks about avast! Internet Security:
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/reviews/112570.aspx

She does not like SafeZone's use of Google Chrome browser
Quote
• SafeZone – It’s a virtualized environment in which you can browse the Internet using the Google Chrome browser only. It’s not impressive because not every user in the world wants to use Chrome browser only and it is not allowing you to browse for files or run other applications on your computer while in SafeZone mode. Note that Avast Internet security will not install standalone Google Chrome browser that you can access anytime but it is only accessible when using SafeZone mode. It only means that Chrome browser is integrated now in Avast Internet security program that I personally don’t like especially if Microsoft has stopped integrating their browser to newer operating systems.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 02, 2011, 02:58:59 PM
The Safe Zone was never meant to be your all around browser.
It's simply meant to keep you safe when you do your online Banking and Shopping. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: igor on April 02, 2011, 03:24:15 PM
The important point here is that it's not just the Chrome you download from web - it's been modified, e.g. the add-ons have been removed, to make it suitable for the SafeZone (safer).

Maybe it will be possible to run custom browsers inside the SafeZone in the future, but it's not possible now - and even if it were, not providing a safe default in avast! installation would be rather... unfortunate. What's the point of using the SafeZone if your browser is vulnerable, or even already compromised?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 03, 2011, 12:45:28 PM
Ice cream sundae celebrated with a Google Doodle: top 10 things you need to know about the dessert
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-10s/2011/04/03/ice-cream-sundae-celebrated-with-a-google-doodle-top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-dessert-115875-23035353
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 05, 2011, 01:25:51 PM
About avast! 6.0: video interview with Ondřej Vlček, CTO at AVAST Software.
Recently we took pleasure in hosting journalists at our Prague HQ. Among them were Wojciech Kowasz and Jakub Pawlak from dobreprogramy, Poland‘s most popular download site. avast! Free Antivirus is Poland‘s top downloaded software, with over 14,000,000 downloads!

https://blog.avast.com/2011/04/04/about-avast-6-0-video-interview-with-ondrej-vlcek-cto-at-avast-software

Meet our team and see the AVAST Software HQ (in English, with Polish subtitles): http://www.dobreprogramy.pl/avast-6-bez-tajemnic-wywiad-z-Pragi,Wideo,24119.html
Its 23:31 minutes long and well worth watching
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 05, 2011, 02:25:22 PM
@Yokenny I think you should have started a new thread in the general topics section for this...that's an interesting video deserving more than one entry in this thread ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on April 05, 2011, 02:30:49 PM
@Yokenny I think you should have started a new thread in the general topics section for this...that's an interesting video deserving more than one entry in this thread ;)

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75465.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75503.0
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 05, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
@Yokenny I think you should have started a new thread in the general topics section for this...that's an interesting video deserving more than one entry in this thread ;)

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75465.0
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=75503.0


oh okay, thanks Asyn ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on April 05, 2011, 02:34:25 PM
oh okay, thanks Asyn ;)

NP Logos. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 05, 2011, 04:52:53 PM
That now makes 4 entries (or is it 5)  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on April 05, 2011, 04:58:35 PM
That now makes 4 entries (or is it 5)  ;D ;D ;D

3, afaik. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 05, 2011, 07:05:59 PM
If you like Firefox4 but are used to the layout of Firefox 3,
try the following:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-make-mozilla-firefox-4-0-look-like-firefox-3-0/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29 (http://www.askvg.com/how-to-make-mozilla-firefox-4-0-look-like-firefox-3-0/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 05, 2011, 09:50:25 PM
I can see why some people will not like the change, but I do prefer it. Now, I only have the tab bar and the address bar on mine. When maximised, the firefox button merges with the tab bar so I actually have more space with 4 (I think)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 05, 2011, 11:10:53 PM
Well you don't have to maximize FF4 for the firefox button and tab bar to merge, if you have tabs on top it merges no matter what the window size is.

See image 1022pix wide when I have 1920 available (top) and maximised (bottom).

Though I don't like having Tabs on top, for me it looks disjointed when they are separated from the actual page content.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 05, 2011, 11:37:26 PM
Mine doesn't seem to do that...

As for the disjointed thought, it doesn't look like it is here. But that may just be the way you have it set up, with the bookmark toolbar that you have
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2011, 12:56:49 AM
That toolbar is invaluable for me as you can tell a lot of it is forum related. Not that FF4 is here there is probably a more convenient way to do it than with FF3.6. But for now I'm in no rush to investigate, lazy I guess ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on April 06, 2011, 01:00:27 AM
Yeah I did have a similar toolbar, but now I have tab groups instead :) I find it much quicker to get to the page I want.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: doktornotor on April 06, 2011, 09:57:58 AM
Mine doesn't seem to do that...
As for the disjointed thought, it doesn't look like it is here. But that may just be the way you have it set up, with the bookmark toolbar that you have

Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on April 06, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).

I did that, "tabs on top" is checked, but it doesn't merge unless maximised...  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 06, 2011, 11:49:42 AM
I can't believe you guys are discussing a topic that's never been an issue on hundreds of Minefield builds since June last year... there's never been any issue switching from new to old UI style... happens in two clicks... no tutorial needed lol  ;D ... + one magic click to make the status bar appear or not, yeah that's three ... and askvg managed to make a tuto for that :D

ps: an advanced "extra" (  :D ) tip: press alt to make the file menu temporarily appear while in new UI mode. There use to be an extension for that during the beta testing, now it's integrated.

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 06, 2011, 11:50:47 AM
Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).

I did that, "tabs on top" is checked, but it doesn't merge unless maximised...  ???

that's normal ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on April 06, 2011, 11:57:34 AM
Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).

I did that, "tabs on top" is checked, but it doesn't merge unless maximised...  ???

that's normal ;D

Not necessarily: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 06, 2011, 12:00:04 PM
Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).

I did that, "tabs on top" is checked, but it doesn't merge unless maximised...  ???

that's normal ;D

Not necessarily: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008)

don't know what the behavior's on XP, for me on Seven, tabs and ff button merge only when maximized. That's a design thing.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 06, 2011, 12:18:21 PM
... but I still got the disjointed FF button and tabs (on top) when FF maximized, ie not exactly aligned. Might (just a guess) be a matter of whether you use a personas skin or a "classic" skin, or a matter of screen resolution.... yeah that's most likely after all.

ps: on a side note, very few classic skins are available for FF4, as they got to work with both old and new UI style, and the only available ones are absolutely ugly.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2011, 03:07:42 PM
Right-click on the the toolbar and click on Tabs on Top (or whatever it exactly is in your language).
I did that, "tabs on top" is checked, but it doesn't merge unless maximised...  ???
that's normal ;D
Not necessarily: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg625008#msg625008)
don't know what the behavior's on XP, for me on Seven, tabs and ff button merge only when maximized. That's a design thing.

Well it is the same for me in both XP Pro and win7 netbook:
My firefox setup is pretty much the same, I have the status bar (or what they are now calling the Add-on Bar) enabled and I use the Nuvola 1.10 theme is is a compact theme, so it may or may not force the tab bar and firefox button merging even in non-minimised mode.

... but I still got the disjointed FF button and tabs (on top) when FF maximized, ie not exactly aligned. Might (just a guess) be a matter of whether you use a personas skin or a "classic" skin, or a matter of screen resolution.... yeah that's most likely after all.

ps: on a side note, very few classic skins are available for FF4, as they got to work with both old and new UI style, and the only available ones are absolutely ugly.

I don't use Personas now tried them in 3.6 and wasn't that impressed, preferred themes that worked in all areas.

I also use these two add-ons which may or may not have an effect, Tab Mix Plus (though don't think so) and Colourful Tabs 4.8.1.6.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 11, 2011, 05:45:01 PM
A search engine that doesn't track you. (http://duckduckgo.com/)
tartup search engine DuckDuckGo (DDG for short) spells it out,
right on their front page: "We don't track you!" And they're serious about that.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 11, 2011, 05:50:51 PM
A search engine that doesn't track you. (http://duckduckgo.com/)
tartup search engine DuckDuckGo (DDG for short) spells it out,
right on their front page: "We don't track you!" And they're serious about that.


yeah not the first time such an engine comes out of nowhere and claims the no-tracking thing... I don't question that it's probably true. But such engines get forgotten very quickly, as they have little to no chance to compete with Google (even Bing can't)... let alone that the tracking - to some extend - is necessary to improve search engines' efficiency.

 But yeah, that's interesting ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 11, 2011, 07:32:38 PM
A search engine that doesn't track you. (http://duckduckgo.com/)
tartup search engine DuckDuckGo (DDG for short) spells it out,
right on their front page: "We don't track you!" And they're serious about that.
It does not show WebRep ratings like Google nor Bing.  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 12, 2011, 12:09:31 PM
National Geographic News:
The Civil War Sesquicentennial
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110407-civil-war-sesquicentennial
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on April 15, 2011, 08:12:05 PM
Google celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s birthday with an animated doodle
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/04/google-celebrates-charlie-chaplins-birthday-with-an-animated-doodle/1
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 16, 2011, 06:12:31 AM
I wonder what the actual mission of this thread was...? ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 16, 2011, 01:39:07 PM
I wonder what the actual mission of this thread was...? ???
If you go back several pages, and start reading this thread, you might get the general idea.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on April 16, 2011, 06:33:48 PM
Italian Butcher Arrested for Selling Decade-Old Meat

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/offbeat/italian-butcher-arrested-for-selling-decade-old-meat-dpgonc-20110415-to_12775721
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: pcclean3453 on April 19, 2011, 12:08:51 AM
I wonder what the actual mission of this thread was...? ???
This should be in the off-topic board. :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 19, 2011, 12:41:48 AM
I wonder what the actual mission of this thread was...? ???
This should be in the off-topic board. :(

Hardly as it has been closed for years :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 21, 2011, 01:38:57 AM
(http://www.cloudme.com/images/rebrand/celebration.jpg)
icloud is now CloudMe (http://www.cloudme.com/en/rebranding)

Here's what my CloudMe desktop looks like:

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110420-rj93-276kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110420-rj93-276kb)
Click image for full view.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on April 21, 2011, 10:59:38 AM
lol so let me get this: first it was called iCloud, with a clear reference to Apple iDevices, and now it's called CloudMe, with yet another reference to Apple's MobileMe (that includes cloud features) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on April 21, 2011, 03:46:39 PM
Absolutely horrible name anyway.

I wouldn't have thought it worth changing, unless the rotten Apple are trying to copyright/trade mark 'i' in front of anything and threaten legal action as they have tried in so many other occasions.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 21, 2011, 06:54:55 PM
(http://chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/emPower.jpg)

Will electronic eyeglasses work for you? (http://www.pixeloptics.com/pages/electronic_eyewear.html)

I hate bifocals and trifocals are even worse.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on April 21, 2011, 07:04:27 PM
Bobsled by T-Mobile: Providing Free, One-Touch Calling Within Facebook (http://blog.t-mobile.com/2011/04/19/bobsled-by-t-mobile-providing-free-one-touch-calling-within-facebook/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 04, 2011, 02:03:53 AM
Windows 7 Transformations

Transform Windows 7 into Mac OS X Lion Using “Lion Skin Pack” (http://www.askvg.com/transform-windows-7-into-mac-os-x-lion-using-lion-skin-pack/)

Transform Windows 7 into Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Using “Ubuntu Skin Pack” (http://www.askvg.com/transform-windows-7-into-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal-using-ubuntu-skin-pack/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on May 05, 2011, 09:58:30 PM
google.maps.de:

Route from San Francisco, Ca. to Tokio, Jp.: see screenshot.

;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on May 06, 2011, 07:58:37 AM
google.maps.de:

Route from San Francisco, Ca. to Tokio, Jp.: see screenshot.

;D

LOL ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on May 06, 2011, 08:00:48 AM
I'm just wondering... why do I have to travel to Seattle first...? SF is a coastal city too.  :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on May 06, 2011, 08:02:54 AM
I'm just wondering... why do I have to travel to Seattle first...? SF is a coastal city too.  :o

You have to rent the kajak there. ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on May 06, 2011, 10:21:30 AM
New York Times:
Last known WW I Veteran dies at age of 110 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/world/europe/06choules.html)

"He went to fight wars, for his country and his king,
of his honor and his glory, the people would sing."

(Emerson, Lake and Palmer, "Lucky Man")

May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 06, 2011, 02:26:01 PM
After going through a virus attack,
Losing a hard drive,
Fighting off hackers,
Upgrading all my software,
Installing fire-walls,
And a host of other problems...
I have fixed my computer...
And NOW it works exactly the way I want it to!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ScreenDASH/th_13046846831908718629.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ScreenDASH/13046846831908718629.png)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 09, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
Brand Global Top 100
Apple is No. 1 with a brand value of $153.3 billion. Apple became the world’s most valuable brand last year.
Google ranked No. 2 the second most valuable global brand with a Brand Value of $111.5 billion, after spending 4 years at the top.

http://www.millwardbrown.com/BrandZ/Default/Categories.aspx
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 09, 2011, 03:53:50 PM
After going through a virus attack,
Losing a hard drive,
Fighting off hackers,
Upgrading all my software,
Installing fire-walls,
And a host of other problems...
I have fixed my computer...
And NOW it works exactly the way I want it to!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ScreenDASH/th_13046846831908718629.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ScreenDASH/13046846831908718629.png)

cool 8) done the same here (beta testing with wine instead right now ;) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 09, 2011, 03:56:09 PM
Another player in the yard... ???
CMC Antivirus free edition
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=290013
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 09, 2011, 04:17:23 PM
Another player in the yard... ???
CMC Antivirus free edition
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=290013

I'd be happy if you test it first ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on May 09, 2011, 04:31:28 PM
I'd be happy if you test it first ;D
I have enough problems in my life ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 11, 2011, 12:24:12 AM
(https://blog.avast.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/IMG_0024.jpg)

avast! TEAM in the Prague International Marathon (https://blog.avast.com/2011/05/09/avast-team-in-the-prague-international-marathon/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Ashish Singh on May 11, 2011, 03:40:05 AM
I don't know whether to post it or not but its worth reading

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on May 11, 2011, 08:52:50 AM
I don't know whether to post it or not but its worth reading

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag.html
I don't believe a word of it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: SpeedyPC on May 11, 2011, 09:01:23 AM
I'd be happy if you test it first ;D
I have enough problems in my life ;D

Why? It's that because you done have enough women in your life for you to be happy and busy ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on May 11, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
I don't know whether to post it or not but its worth reading

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag.html

Bulls..t.


Of course it was a false flag attack: it was Elvis who planned and did that, together with some help from Area 51 aliens, held prison at the studio grounds where they faked the moon-landings...  ::)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on May 11, 2011, 11:45:00 AM
our local anti-US militant is striking again ::) may be time to stop drawing on that joint "ashish"  ???

ps; aren't these Guantanamo detainees ???
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28748.msg643718#msg643718

 ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 11, 2011, 02:56:02 PM
I don't know whether to post it or not but its worth reading

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag.html
This thread isn't meant for a political discussion.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail) on May 11, 2011, 03:16:07 PM
I don't know whether to post it or not but its worth reading

http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag.html
This thread isn't meant for a political discussion.

This is not a political discussion Bob. That would prerequisite a serious political topic. I can't see that.  8)
Or do you think the conspiracy-theory is a political plot...?  ;D  It's more a brainless yellow press like patter.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on May 13, 2011, 12:19:03 AM
Interesting to see the kind of hits that my "site" generates...I know that there isn't much on it, but the top two posts pretty much each day are the avast tutorials, with them swapping between 1st and 2nd on different days...

I was actually a little surprised by the boot-time scan one to be honest...I suppose some people appreciate things being explained, rather than stumbling through maybe...


Everything else is ignored ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Ashish Singh on May 13, 2011, 01:40:47 PM
Johny Depp would record Pirate talk. avast is in process...

Hope this is interesting
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Ashish Singh on May 16, 2011, 06:08:02 AM
With windows 8 you will never loose your data as claimed by Microsoft.

Here is some screenshot of Windows 8 (its ribbon)

Windows 8 has a factory restore option, it will keep all private data if you reinstall it in case of any crash or whatever you only have to install application from Microsoft store
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on May 16, 2011, 09:31:28 PM
Interesting fact about IE9

I tested Chrome on this XP machine and IE9 on the Vista machine with the SunSpider javascript benchmark and IE9 was the winner. Chrome came in at 676.2ms and IE9 at 474.

I realize the OS may make a difference and the Vista machine has faster memory but only a 1.6ghz processor as opposed to 1.8 ghz on this one. IE8 on this machine gave a dismal 10230ms :-(  but it doesn't seem that much slower than Chrome on most pages. Only my fantasy baseball page is noticeably faster with Chrome.

I'll have to test Chrome on the Vista box. (If I can manage to sneak it on there and off again without the ladyfriend noticing) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2011, 09:57:35 PM
That is the problem, they all claimed to be faster at one time or at one thing, but the time differences really are a joke and unlikely to mean much in real life browsing.

Who is going to notice differences in the milliseconds, given the various failings of the internet how many servers you have to pass the data through and if they are suffering and load issues. They are all much closer in real life than what each browser would like you to think.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on May 17, 2011, 12:02:07 AM
That is the problem, they all claimed to be faster at one time or at one thing, but the time differences really are a joke and unlikely to mean much in real life browsing.

Who is going to notice differences in the milliseconds, given the various failings of the internet how many servers you have to pass the data through and if they are suffering and load issues. They are all much closer in real life than what each browser would like you to think.
I totally agree with you. If I could have IE9 on this machine, I'd be using it instead of Chrome. Even the "experts" are now saying there's very little difference between the 3 major browsers now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 17, 2011, 12:33:22 AM
The default browser you now use is a matter of your own preference.
As long as what you use is always up to date, it really doesn't matter
much any more. They are all pretty much equal in speed and security.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on May 17, 2011, 12:47:01 AM
Hi bob3160,

Interesting site to test the strength of your current password: https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx?WT.mc_id=Site_Link (do not check existing passwords, why - well see reply posting below by DavidR)

Damian
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 17, 2011, 12:51:54 AM
I'm never happy with these type of sites, you would/should never check existing passwords, I'm a trusting sod NOT and there are some that I trust even less ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on May 17, 2011, 01:04:16 AM
Hi DavidR,

Good reaction.
Then if this is so, and thinking it through, I have to agree with you, then it is a good thing we started the subject.
That is why I added the exclusion on existing passwords if you should test any...
For the same reason as you gave, I will never have my browser etc. remember accounts and/or passwords, nor have them stored,
and again will give them in every new session,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on May 17, 2011, 02:13:38 AM
Well if those saved passwords are a) encrypted, b) controlled by a master password and c) you have to actually logon to your OS account it limits the potential for those to be harvested.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 17, 2011, 02:52:33 AM
Hello Damien,
I happen to like LastPass. It's great to help keep track of all those
passwords to all the forums and other things where I travel.
I happen to like my head to remember those passwords to places that I consider
important. Like banks and PayPal and shopping sites.
As a backup for those important passwords, I rely on something secure like
my refrigerator. Cyber crooks can get into my computer but they will never
get into my refrigerator.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 18, 2011, 01:46:21 PM
Hello Damien,
I happen to like LastPass. It's great to help keep track of all those
passwords to all the forums and other things where I travel.
I happen to like my head to remember those passwords to places that I consider
important. Like banks and PayPal and shopping sites.
As a backup for those important passwords, I rely on something secure like
my refrigerator. Cyber crooks can get into my computer but they will never
get into my refrigerator.  :)

Good thinking Bob. Another good reason to remember you important passwords is what happens when the program is gone? I have seen users who rely on password managers get very upset when their hard Drive fails and they do not remember any of their own passwords  :o
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 19, 2011, 12:40:46 AM
THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE WILL SEE AND LIVE THIS EVENT
Calendar for July 2011
Money bags

This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens
once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, forward this to
your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese
Feng Shui. The one who does not forward.....will be without money.


This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.

1/1/11 , 1/11/11 , 11/1/11 , 11/11/11 and that's not all...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add
the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
the Money!!!

The proverb goes that if you pass this along to eight good friends money will
appear in next four days as it is explained in Chinese FENGSHUI.

( If money starts showing up at my house in the next few days, I'll let you know so you can all claim your share. :) )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on May 19, 2011, 01:00:10 AM
Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add
the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
the Money!!!
Not everyone, only those born before 2000 will get the result of 111. The youngsters will only get 11.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on May 19, 2011, 01:08:12 AM

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add
the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
the Money!!!


That is basically giving the number of years since 1900 really...and next year it will give you 112... ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 22, 2011, 02:38:01 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110522-gwrm-38kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110522-gwrm-38kb)

My prediction was correct!
(It didn't happen)  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on May 22, 2011, 08:36:16 AM
My prediction was correct!
(It didn't happen)  ;D

That was the second time, that this guy was wrong. (also in 1994)
He should find another job. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: SpeedyPC on May 22, 2011, 08:40:29 AM
My prediction was correct!
(It didn't happen)  ;D

That was the second time, that this guy was wrong. (also in 1994)
He should find another job. ;D


Wait until we reach the 21-12-2012 if this is going to happen.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on May 22, 2011, 08:45:23 AM
My prediction was correct!
(It didn't happen)  ;D

That was the second time, that this guy was wrong. (also in 1994)
He should find another job. ;D

As a Christian myself it always amazes me how these guys can claim to be getting this stuff from the Bible when it clearly says in there that no man will know the day or time when the Apocalypse will begin. Anyone who claims they know the date is by definition, a false prophet.  There is no date given in the Bible.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on May 28, 2011, 01:46:31 AM
PayPal sues Google over mobile plans, trade secrets (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/paypal-sues-google-over-mobile-plans-trade-secrets/49534?tag=nl.e539)
"Well that didn’t take long. Just hours after Google made its mobile payment plans public
eBay’s PayPal unit sued the search giant and two key executives."
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 03, 2011, 02:41:31 AM
(http://i.bnet.com/blogs/jetpack.jpg)
Video: Jetpack flies among the clouds, shatters all sorts of records
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/video-jetpack-flies-among-the-clouds-shatters-all-sorts-of-records/7296?tag=nl.e660 (http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/video-jetpack-flies-among-the-clouds-shatters-all-sorts-of-records/7296?tag=nl.e660)

Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2011, 02:26:00 AM
(http://media2.abc15.com//photo/2011/06/09/fire5_20110609105459_640_480.JPG)

The recent ,as of now still uncontrolled, fire in the eastern part of Arizona (http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20110608/arizona-fire-110608/)
Is also effecting us here in Central New Mexico and beyond.
As you can tell from the following photo just taken a few minutes ago, The Manzano Mountains are almost obscured
by the smoke coming all the way from Arizona. Those with breathing problems are starting to feel the effects.  :'(
We came fairly close to this area on our way back from San Diego (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=78426.0)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110610-omad-26kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110610-omad-26kb)
(click image to enlarge)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2011, 02:39:00 PM
How talented are you ???
Are you any better than this ???
http://goo.gl/doodle/FLlqF (http://goo.gl/doodle/FLlqF)

If you are, add the link to your creation and lets have a contest.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on June 28, 2011, 03:58:02 AM
The U.S. Government Asks For Data On Google Users More Than Other Country
Brazil comes on second. India on third.

During the second half of last year, Google received 14,201 requests for data on its users and it complied with 76% of those requests, according to its Transparency Report.

The U.S. government asks for user data more than any other country, with 4,601 requests. Of that, Google complied fully or partially 94% of the time.

The data requests are normally related to criminal investigations.

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-google-government-agencies-user-data-requests-2011-6
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on June 28, 2011, 04:31:51 AM
Good for Google. I hope the information they supplied helps in the conviction of those guilty of a crime. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on June 30, 2011, 12:34:25 AM
The Fall Of MySpace and the arise of Facebook (http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-the-fall-of-myspace-2011-6)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 02, 2011, 01:32:04 AM
Just discovered a setting in Firefox, not really sure how long it has been there, but I've only just noticed it trying to change a setting.

Thanks to google I found this:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/how-do-i-stop-websites-tracking-me

At first, I thought great, then...

Quote from: kb article
When you turn on the Do-not-track feature, Firefox tells every website you visit (as well as their advertisers and other content providers) that you don't want your browsing behavior tracked. Honoring this setting is voluntary — individual websites are not required to respect it. Websites that do honor this setting should automatically stop tracking your behavior without any further action from you.

So it may not be as useful as I first thought...though something to have checked, for those that will  honor it.

Anyone know when it was introduced?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on July 02, 2011, 04:48:44 AM
Anyone know when it was introduced?

In version 4, Scott.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on July 02, 2011, 08:57:17 AM
Anyone know when it was introduced?

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=66267.msg622337#msg622337
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 02, 2011, 12:03:15 PM
... better off with adding this to your AB+ subscriptions:
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy+easylist.txt

... this way, whether sites do comply or not, they're screwed ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 02, 2011, 04:30:21 PM
I have that filter already ;)

Just thought it was interesting, although Asyn beat me to it ;D

Shame it isn't as useful as it could be really...
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 09, 2011, 01:26:35 AM
Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-14077893

The last ever space shuttle to make the journey into space.

One of my favorite engineering feats that I think will not be bettered for a while (if at all)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 09, 2011, 02:27:14 AM
Thanks for posting. I missed it this morning.
Haven't learned how to be in two places at the same time yet.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 10, 2011, 09:06:18 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110710-qlko-20kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110710-qlko-20kb)

A valid point.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on July 10, 2011, 11:01:36 PM
A valid point.  ;D

LOL ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 10, 2011, 11:28:58 PM
Dunno...I hear FTW a lot ;) ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 10, 2011, 11:37:18 PM
Dunno...I hear FTW a lot ;) ;D
If I don't know what it is, I woudn't .... it.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 10, 2011, 11:44:39 PM
For the Win...a gaming thing... ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: logos on July 11, 2011, 12:12:22 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110710-qlko-20kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110710-qlko-20kb)

A valid point.  ;D

lol brilliant ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: pcclean3453 on July 12, 2011, 01:58:17 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110710-qlko-20kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110710-qlko-20kb)

A valid point.  ;D
Hahaha! :D I see what that stands for.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: BruceMo on July 12, 2011, 11:46:22 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110710-qlko-20kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110710-qlko-20kb)

A valid point.  ;D
Hahaha! :D I see what that stands for.

hahahahah.

It is awesome! I must send it to one of my friend who works as a FB admin or something like that.

hahahahah againnnnnn, I cannot believe it :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2011, 12:05:34 AM
(http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2011/07/0800-chrome-my-laptop-whitson.jpg)
How To Turn Your Netbook Into a Chromebook with Chromium OS (http://lifehacker.com/5820358/how-to-turn-your-netbook-into-a-chromebook-with-chromium-os?utm_source=Lifehacker+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0e77ad976-UA-142218-1&utm_medium=email)
If I didn't already have a cr-48, I might be very tempted to try this.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2011, 12:59:00 AM
This makes a nice home page:
http://www.wdyl.com/#avast! (http://www.wdyl.com/#avast!)

(logos sent me the original Google link http://www.wdyl.com/ (http://www.wdyl.com/) )

You can also use it to set up something else that you love (like) as your home page.  :) :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on July 13, 2011, 02:46:51 AM
This makes a nice home page:
http://www.wdyl.com/#avast! (http://www.wdyl.com/#avast!)

(logos sent me the original Google link http://www.wdyl.com/ (http://www.wdyl.com/) )

You can also use it to set up something else that you love (like) as your home page.  :) :)
I feel like a fanatic with it ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2011, 03:40:25 AM
This makes a nice home page:
http://www.wdyl.com/#avast! (http://www.wdyl.com/#avast!)

(logos sent me the original Google link http://www.wdyl.com/ (http://www.wdyl.com/) )

You can also use it to set up something else that you love (like) as your home page.  :) :)
I feel like a fanatic with it ;D
At this time of the night Tech, you can probably be a fanatic without anything.....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 13, 2011, 12:22:23 PM
[img width=640 height=360]http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2011/07/0800-chrome-my-laptop-whitson.jpg[/img]
How To Turn Your Netbook Into a Chromebook with Chromium OS (http://lifehacker.com/5820358/how-to-turn-your-netbook-into-a-chromebook-with-chromium-os?utm_source=Lifehacker+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0e77ad976-UA-142218-1&utm_medium=email)
If I didn't already have a cr-48, I might be very tempted to try this.

Haha, I saw that and knew that would interest you.
I think I will see if I can give it a go in a VM at some point.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2011, 03:33:23 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110724-f5rq-74kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110724-f5rq-74kb)

A picture worth sharing. I took this just a few minutes ago from my house.
Facing due west with the Sun on it's way down. Sometimes the clouds help to make a nice picture.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2011, 04:32:58 AM
(https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/res/54ac9add-a885-4275-8056-efe97fd6b115.jpg)
Printing in 3D (http://youtu.be/ZboxMsSz5Aw)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 24, 2011, 04:32:13 PM
Printing in 3D (http://youtu.be/ZboxMsSz5Aw)

Haha, so this was where this came about ;D ;D
Love xkcd.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/3d_printer.png


Quote
[img]https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/res/54ac9add-a885-4275-8056-efe97fd6b115.jpg[/img]


I don't think this is possible...only linking to the note, not an image...that is the way the shared notes work.

So, that begs the question, when did you find evernote ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2011, 05:26:17 PM
Printing in 3D (http://youtu.be/ZboxMsSz5Aw)

Haha, so this was where this came about ;D ;D
Love xkcd.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/3d_printer.png


Quote
[img]https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/res/54ac9add-a885-4275-8056-efe97fd6b115.jpg[/img]


I don't think this is possible...only linking to the note, not an image...that is the way the shared notes work.

So, that begs the question, when did you find evernote ;)
To answer your question, 10/19/09    just haven't used it that much.
(This might just change)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on July 24, 2011, 05:36:47 PM
I have only recently discovered it, but now I use it almost daily.

It makes life so much easier for me. I can access it (and what ever I store there) pretty much anywhere, in various ways. Even simple notes, that I may have written down or just written in notepad and saved somewhere random are all collected together so it is almost impossible to lose anything.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2011, 05:44:20 PM
I have only recently discovered it, but now I use it almost daily.

It makes life so much easier for me. I can access it (and what ever I store there) pretty much anywhere, in various ways. Even simple notes, that I may have written down or just written in notepad and saved somewhere random are all collected together so it is almost impossible to lose anything.

I used it yesterday since that seemed to be the only way for me to save and reprint the picture.
Once I took another look at my account, I also found the other things I had save ready to again access.
Great addition and it will be used more often.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2011, 05:51:35 PM
I visited the site and had a very brief look at the Learn More page and in all honesty it turned me off. It seemed totally lacking in detail on how to use it, just what are more like death by bullet point short paragraphs.

So it didn't excite me that much as something that I could use over my own basic method of working so I can find what I have saved/captured without need for an application to do it.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2011, 06:55:03 PM
I visited the site and had a very brief look at the Learn More page and in all honesty it turned me off. It seemed totally lacking in detail on how to use it, just what are more like death by bullet point short paragraphs.

So it didn't excite me that much as something that I could use over my own basic method of working so I can find what I have saved/captured without need for an application to do it.
Nothing is better than using something that works.  :)
What works for each of us is what makes us individuals.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2011, 08:02:43 PM
Yes, as you say if what you have works, a replacement has to be easier or better than what you have or it is just introducing duplication/redundancy.

Unfortunately for me with utilities like this my interest has to be sparked to make it worthy of at least a try, as they say you don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

I even went back for a second look and delved deeper and I just don't get it, if anything it bored the socks of me. I just couldn't get into it, like some books where you never got past the first few pages, this just wasn't a page turner for me.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on July 24, 2011, 08:35:35 PM
(https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/res/54ac9add-a885-4275-8056-efe97fd6b115.jpg)
Printing in 3D (http://youtu.be/ZboxMsSz5Aw)
That is absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2011, 07:50:54 PM
Interesting article. Doesn't hurt Avast either.  :)
http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/2011/07/20/what-is-the-best-free-anti-virus-program-to-meet-consumer-needs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nexus%2Fall+%28LockerGnome.com+Blogs%29 (http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/2011/07/20/what-is-the-best-free-anti-virus-program-to-meet-consumer-needs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nexus%2Fall+%28LockerGnome.com+Blogs%29)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 27, 2011, 10:37:32 PM
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Avast%20Security%20Seminar/PhotosFromConnecticut2011/th_IMG_3062-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Avast%20Security%20Seminar/PhotosFromConnecticut2011/?action=view&current=67e061ec.pbw)
Click image for a Slideshow
I took a little drive around my temporary neighborhood her in
Ridgefield CT. Sure is some pretty countryside up here. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on July 29, 2011, 10:45:41 PM
GMAIL MAN  ;D


Microsoft Rips Google With Gmail Man


http://mashable.com/2011/07/29/microsoft-gmail-man/

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/07/28/Screen_Shot_2011-07-28_at_2.35.38_PM_610x341.png)

Watch here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrkAuwaoFGg
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on July 30, 2011, 12:26:12 AM
I guess Office 365 is innocent....  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Chris Thomas on July 30, 2011, 12:50:30 AM
I guess Office 365 is innocent....  ;D

I guess so  ;D

I found another interesting thing. I am not sure if this is Google's response to Microsoft.

http://www.emailintervention.com
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on July 31, 2011, 07:35:30 PM
The Many Faces of Mountains
http://www.moillusions.com/2011/07/the-many-faces-of-mountains.html 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on August 03, 2011, 08:47:50 AM
lol

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110727/12544415289/uk-appeals-court-agrees-that-clicking-link-opening-website-is-infringing.shtml

Quote
The Appeals Court has allowed the lower court ruling to stand, meaning that anyone doing news aggregation in the UK may have to start paying newspapers for the "privilege" of linking to them
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 04, 2011, 01:47:22 PM
Quote
DOE Announces Philips as First Winner of the L Prize Competition

On August 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Philips Lighting North America has won the first award under the Department's Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. DOE's L Prize challenged the lighting industry to strive to develop super high-performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money.
http://www.lightingprize.org/philips-winner.stm
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 11, 2011, 02:03:19 PM
Quote
Photos: Multicolored Auroras Sparked by Double Sun Blast

Dancing Sky

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/pictures/110810-auroras-northern-lights-space-science-sky-night-borealis/?now=2011-08-10-00%3A01&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ng%2FNews%2FNews_Main+%28National+Geographic+News+-+Main%29#/august-2011-aurora-borealis-bright-canada_38786_600x450.jpg
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: nmb on August 14, 2011, 05:25:56 AM
Identifying unknown files by using fuzzy hashing

http://lvdeijk.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/identifying-unknown-files-by-using-fuzzy-hashing/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 16, 2011, 01:37:10 AM
Have a lot of links to share in Google's Chrome,
Tabulate (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/klhheoejnijomhdjilifdbjeholikpnb#) can put all of your opened links into one simple link to pass on to others.

Here's a sample of the finished url for the tabs that I had open at the time I invoked the add-on
http://bridgeurl.com/bqjupb/all (http://bridgeurl.com/bqjupb/all)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 16, 2011, 02:32:51 AM
Comcast seems to have gotten faster:

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/1434562361.png) (http://www.speedtest.net)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DanielW on August 16, 2011, 10:33:30 AM
Hi Bob,
I totally new here and you gave me great idea for my new hobby. I'll try to build my own windmill. Hope that will work after I finish construction, because I'm one of people which main skills and connected with internet, not with hand work. Thanks for idea.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 16, 2011, 03:44:16 PM
Hi Bob,
I totally new here and you gave me great idea for my new hobby. I'll try to build my own windmill. Hope that will work after I finish construction, because I'm one of people which main skills and connected with internet, not with hand work. Thanks for idea.  ;D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/At%20Home/P1010084.jpg)
Yes my windmill has been around for some time. I've had to change the head (the part that spins) a few times.
Since we have a constant breeze here in Meadow Lake (https://sites.google.com/site/mlpaassociation/), windmills don't last for ever.
Post a picture of your windmill here once it's finished.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2011, 05:35:49 PM
(http://webtrickz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/18082011022102.jpg)

A Windows 7 theme for the gamers who like Gears of War 3:
http://webtrickz.com/tag/themes/ (http://webtrickz.com/tag/themes/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 18, 2011, 08:35:33 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for that game...Didn't know you were a gamer, Bob ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 18, 2011, 08:40:38 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for that game...Didn't know you were a gamer, Bob ;)
I'm not but know from the presentations and this forum that many people are.
At the presentations, the gamer's in particular are always happy to hear about
the Gaming Mode in avast!. :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 19, 2011, 03:16:02 AM
Now that I'm back home for a while, I can also pursue one of my hobbies.
Taking selected pictures of animals and giving them a voice - sort of.  ;D

Here's a sample:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/Smile-Critters-Inflation.jpg)

I've been doing this for quite a while:
http://bbob3160theforum.runboard.com/t2,offset=210 (http://bbob3160theforum.runboard.com/t2,offset=210)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 24, 2011, 12:02:52 AM
Quote
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
FEMA Blog: Quake in D.C. Serves As Reminder To Get Prepared

According to United States Geologic Survey, the mid-Atlantic Region of the United States experienced a 5.9 magnitude earthquake this afternoon. Along with the entire federal family, we are closely monitoring the situation and are in close contact and coordination with our federal and state partners in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and the surrounding areas.
 
There are no initial reports of significant damages, but we will continue to coordinate closely with our state and local partners to assess their needs.
http://blog.dhs.gov/2011/08/fema-blog-quake-in-dc-serves-as.html
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on August 25, 2011, 03:24:45 AM
Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple
http://www.pcworld.com/article/238736/steve_jobs_resigns_as_ceo_of_apple.html#tk.hp_new
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on August 26, 2011, 08:49:27 AM
Time for the XP users to move on http://betanews.com/2011/08/24/do-a-good-deed-today-uninstall-windows-xp/
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 26, 2011, 01:04:42 PM
Does anyone think that tosh is going to make any XP user uninstall, plonkers. They have their reasons for retaining it and that won't change because of this. What a joke, uninstall XP and make the malware attackers pick another OS to target, pathetic.

The XP market share is also reported as just having dropped below 50%, not the 42/43% in their chart; so I don't know where StatCounter get their stats from.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Asyn on August 26, 2011, 01:06:17 PM
Does anyone think that tosh is going to make any XP user uninstall, plonkers. They have their reasons for retaining it and that won't change because of this. What a joke, uninstall XP and make the malware attackers pick another OS to target, pathetic.

+1
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on August 26, 2011, 01:25:58 PM
I knew that post would make the xp die hards bite the hook like a marlin  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: DavidR on August 26, 2011, 01:30:04 PM
I knew that post would make the xp die hards bite the hook like a marlin  ;D ;D

I thought this was meant to be an Interesting topic rather than a Trolling one :P
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 26, 2011, 01:31:28 PM
I knew that post would make the xp die hards bite the hook like a marlin  ;D ;D
I agree with DavidR!  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on August 26, 2011, 02:07:16 PM
I knew that post would make the xp die hards bite the hook like a marlin  ;D ;D

I thought this was meant to be an Interesting topic rather than a Trolling one :P
I like the pun David, good play on words  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 28, 2011, 02:04:56 AM
An interesting and true statement:
"TODAY  IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN,
YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE,
SO ENJOY  THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS."
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 30, 2011, 07:32:32 PM
(http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2011/07/0800-chrome-my-laptop-whitson.jpg)
How To Turn Your Netbook Into a Chromebook with Chromium OS (http://lifehacker.com/5820358/how-to-turn-your-netbook-into-a-chromebook-with-chromium-os?utm_source=Lifehacker+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0e77ad976-UA-142218-1&utm_medium=email)
If I didn't already have a cr-48, I might be very tempted to try this.

See
Quote
Samsung Drops Prices for Google Chromebooks

Chromebooks went for sale in June and in this short period of time, Samsung has already dropped the price of their Google Chrome OS laptops by as much as 10%.
 
The Wi-Fi only Series 5 Chromebook is now selling for $399.99, down from $429.99, while the 3G + Wi-Fi Chromebook is available for $449.99, down 10% from the original $499.99. The prices for Acer Chromebooks are however unchanged.
 
While a price drop is always welcome, I am still not convinced why would anyone prefer a stripped-down Chrome OS based laptop over these netbooks that are much more versatile.
http://www.labnol.org/gadgets/samsung-chromebook-price-drop/20046
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 30, 2011, 08:14:18 PM
Quote
How to Enjoy the New Web Speed Boost from Google DNS and OpenDNS

If you use Google's Public DNS server or OpenDNS as your DNS server, you may notice starting today that YouTube videos load faster and other web content comes in quicker. If you're using your ISP's DNS server as the default, now's a good time to try Google's or OpenDNS.
http://lifehacker.com/5835775/google-dns-and-opendns-users-are-getting-a-web-speed-boost
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on August 30, 2011, 08:52:24 PM
Quote
How to Enjoy the New Web Speed Boost from Google DNS and OpenDNS

If you use Google's Public DNS server or OpenDNS as your DNS server, you may notice starting today that YouTube videos load faster and other web content comes in quicker. If you're using your ISP's DNS server as the default, now's a good time to try Google's or OpenDNS.
http://lifehacker.com/5835775/google-dns-and-opendns-users-are-getting-a-web-speed-boost
Thanks for that link Ken, the time it takes for pages to open has really improved for me with OpenDNS, im quite surprised actually, much better than norton's dns speed.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 30, 2011, 11:08:23 PM
I also just changed back to openDNS. It makes a difference.  :) Thanks for the heads up YoKenny.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on August 31, 2011, 02:22:48 AM
I've tested them all and the fastest ones for me are the ones from my ISP so I stick with them.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on August 31, 2011, 04:18:42 AM
For DNS testing and automatic changing: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Dns-Jumper.shtml (very good tool).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Shiw Liang on August 31, 2011, 05:10:16 AM
Quote
How to Enjoy the New Web Speed Boost from Google DNS and OpenDNS

If you use Google's Public DNS server or OpenDNS as your DNS server, you may notice starting today that YouTube videos load faster and other web content comes in quicker. If you're using your ISP's DNS server as the default, now's a good time to try Google's or OpenDNS.
http://lifehacker.com/5835775/google-dns-and-opendns-users-are-getting-a-web-speed-boost
Mine is still slower with OpenDNS IP :(
I prefer to use DNS from my ISP fastest at the moment ^^
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on August 31, 2011, 02:18:03 PM
For DNS testing and automatic changing: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Dns-Jumper.shtml (very good tool).
I like Domain Name Speed Benchmark
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

It shows that OpenDNS is the fastest for me.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 31, 2011, 08:40:27 PM
Reserved for us old folks (http://www.oldiestelevision.com/) and maybe those that hope to get there one day.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on August 31, 2011, 11:36:49 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/AtPeace.jpg) (http://youtu.be/zf8zqdu3TtA)
If not, clicking on the image may help you learn to feel all those positive things.  :)

This was only one of many interesting links I found in this month edition of
Gary Stanley's Cyber News (http://gary.stanley.net/cyber_news.htm).
Gary and I met last year in Arizona and he also recommends avast! free to all of his readers.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 01, 2011, 02:09:11 AM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110901-b8qo-29kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110901-b8qo-29kb)


(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110901-snod-39kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110901-snod-39kb)

Some Nasty weather rolling in.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: rdmaloyjr on September 04, 2011, 03:28:01 AM
I also just changed back to openDNS. It makes a difference.  :) Thanks for the heads up YoKenny.  :)

Bob,

I bought a laptop so I could take it with me and hopefully connect to free WIFI.

I noticed that OpenDNS (I had OpenDNS setup in my laptop) wasn't working wherever I got connected.

Sometime ago, somebody posted here in our forums a long list of DNS servers that weren't up to date and unsecure.

Use of the Norton DNS client will force any WIFI to use Norton DNS, merely configuring Norton DNS in your computer or router isn't enough.

Norton DNS is kept up to date and secure, I want to be sure of my connection. http://client.nortondns.com/nortondns-win-current.exe
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 04, 2011, 03:35:35 AM
I've changed back to openDNS because I've found it to be faster.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on September 04, 2011, 10:09:25 AM
I've changed back to openDNS because I've found it to be faster.
Me too, alot faster than Norton and just as up to date.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Darth.Mikey on September 04, 2011, 05:05:09 PM
Interestingly OpenDNS is still slower from my location than Norton DNS(testing with Steve Gibson's DNS Benchmark software) with Google Public DNS still the fastest for me. TBH all 3 are very very close in speed for me. With my internet connection being quite decent, speed alone is not the main determining factor for me choosing Norton DNS over others. I am more interested in malware and phishing site blocking, that is why i use what i use. ClearCloud(unfortunately this one is being discontinued) and Norton DNS are the best at this imho.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 10, 2011, 06:36:13 PM
(http://lazarus.interclue.com/data/_uploaded/file/restore-form-submenu.png)

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you've finally finished filling out a long form,
and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank...
If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!
http://lazarus.interclue.com/ (http://lazarus.interclue.com/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 10, 2011, 06:48:37 PM

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you've finally finished filling out a long form,
and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank...
If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!
http://lazarus.interclue.com/ (http://lazarus.interclue.com/)
Lazarus 3 only works with Chrome, Safari and Firefox:
http://lazarus.interclue.com/download
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 10, 2011, 06:52:36 PM

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you've finally finished filling out a long form,
and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank...
If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!
http://lazarus.interclue.com/ (http://lazarus.interclue.com/)
Lazarus 3 only works with Chrome, Safari and Firefox:
http://lazarus.interclue.com/download
What else is there ???  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 10, 2011, 06:59:50 PM

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you've finally finished filling out a long form,
and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank...
If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!
http://lazarus.interclue.com/ (http://lazarus.interclue.com/)
Lazarus 3 only works with Chrome, Safari and Firefox:
http://lazarus.interclue.com/download
What else is there ???  ;D
I think you will have to get Jesus to resurect Lazarus from the dead:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 16, 2011, 08:46:39 PM
Quote
Belkin’s Got a Crazy Half-Off-Everything Sale Today (Updated)

Networking and accessories vendor Belkin is about to make your Friday spendtastic. Through September 30, you can get 50% off everything at Belkin.com with no minimum purchase.
http://gizmodo.com/5841057/belkins-got-a-crazy-half+off+everything-sale-today
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 17, 2011, 12:09:10 AM
Something new from Google:

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110916-yyvl-17kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110916-yyvl-17kb)

To try it out, go here (http://www.google.com/flights/) or watch the video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2bUYVkjrY&feature=digest_refresh_fri).
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: kyuuketsuki_kurai on September 18, 2011, 01:15:35 AM
Something new from Google:

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110916-yyvl-17kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110916-yyvl-17kb)

To try it out, go here (http://www.google.com/flights/) or watch the video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2bUYVkjrY&feature=digest_refresh_fri).

It doesn't support airports outside the US, yet.  :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Debora167 on September 18, 2011, 07:37:57 PM
it sucks that it doesnt support the airports outside us. i ve been looking for a flight from düsseldorf to the usa. :(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 18, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
it sucks that it doesnt support the airports outside us. i ve been looking for a flight from düsseldorf to the usa. :(

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110918-bka7-72kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110918-bka7-72kb)

Patience, anything worthwhile is usually worth waiting for.  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 18, 2011, 08:51:58 PM
It doesn't support airports outside the US, yet.  :(
:'(
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 23, 2011, 03:13:56 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110923-dmbd-76kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110923-dmbd-76kb)

Wonder how long it will take fore someone to hack this ???
I can just imagine being away from home and some crook hacks the garage door opener to gain access to my house.  :'(

On the bright side, it would be nice to allow someone access without having to give them a key. Especially in case of an emergency.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on September 23, 2011, 08:58:15 PM
Why would anyone want to open their garage door from thousands of miles away?
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 23, 2011, 09:31:44 PM
Why would anyone want to open their garage door from thousands of miles away?
Because bob3160 usually is thousands of miles away and he wants to help his wife.  ;)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 24, 2011, 12:05:31 AM
Why would anyone want to open their garage door from thousands of miles away?
Crapware being sold :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 24, 2011, 12:12:53 AM
You could always release your pit bulls from a distance.
Probably only of any use if you've left your remote somewhere
and the manual way of opening the garage door isn't working.
Same principal as the app on your cell phone to start your car remotely or,
unlock the doors remotely. 
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2011, 06:33:10 PM
Since it's Monday, I thought a   :) smile :) might be in order:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Smile/Smile-Critters-BodyLift.jpg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on September 26, 2011, 07:26:19 PM
Thanks for the smile you just gave me Bob  :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on September 27, 2011, 01:54:16 PM
Quote
Google hits 'terrible teenage' years; Mixed bag to celebrate
By Zack Whittaker | September 27, 2011, 4:30am PDT

Summary: Google celebrates its thirteenth birthday with a plasticine cake and global search dominance. But party guest Facebook threatens to derail the whole day.

Google celebrates its 13th birthday today with a low-key doodle, which can be found on display on the front page of the main search site.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-hits-terrible-teenage-years-mixed-bag-to-celebrate/59036
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 28, 2011, 03:39:06 AM
A Pretty Sunset doesn't happen every evening and when you've got a video camera handy,
saving it for posterity is always a good option.

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110928-vu1b-39kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110928-vu1b-39kb)

http://youtu.be/GYYxErks0Zg (http://youtu.be/GYYxErks0Zg)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on September 28, 2011, 03:49:20 AM
Bob... Some of your photos makes me full of envy, or proud, or both :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Rompin Raider on September 28, 2011, 04:31:37 AM
Great shot Bob......keep them coming!
RR
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2011, 04:37:07 PM
(http://webtrickz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/logo.png)

Extract Text from Images Online with Free OCR and OCR Terminal (http://webtrickz.com/extract-text-from-images-online-with-free-ocr-and-ocr-terminal/)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 02, 2011, 04:12:19 PM
I just heard about this site: www.spokeo.com (http://www.spokeo.com)
I always knew I wasn't very invisible, but never realized just how much free stuff is available and,
how cheap it is to find out a whole lot more about myself or any one else.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 03, 2011, 06:33:46 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111003-6fxh-20kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111003-6fxh-20kb)

This year I'll have to rely on the live cam for my Balloon Fiesta Coverage:
http://www.koat.com/balloon-fiesta-extended-coverage/feature.html (http://www.koat.com/balloon-fiesta-extended-coverage/feature.html)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 04, 2011, 03:00:08 PM
Quote
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Today With Extensive Activities Across U.S. Throughout October

Nationwide Effort to Increase Awareness of Online Safety and Security Includes New Focus Areas for Law Enforcement, Small Business, and Professional Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cyber security awareness and education for all digital citizens, today marks the beginning of the 2011 National Cyber Security Awareness Month, building upon an expansive agenda targeting new audiences and partnerships both in the U.S. and overseas. In addition to traditional awareness themes such as cyber security practices at home and in schools, this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month will explore how cyber security impacts and affects small businesses, law enforcement, the nation's workforce, and professional development. 
  http://staysafeonline.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=84

Canadian version:
http://www.getcybersafe.ca
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 04, 2011, 03:07:07 PM
Quote
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Today With Extensive Activities Across U.S. Throughout October

Nationwide Effort to Increase Awareness of Online Safety and Security Includes New Focus Areas for Law Enforcement, Small Business, and Professional Development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cyber security awareness and education for all digital citizens, today marks the beginning of the 2011 National Cyber Security Awareness Month, building upon an expansive agenda targeting new audiences and partnerships both in the U.S. and overseas. In addition to traditional awareness themes such as cyber security practices at home and in schools, this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month will explore how cyber security impacts and affects small businesses, law enforcement, the nation's workforce, and professional development. 
  http://staysafeonline.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=84

Canadian version:
http://www.getcybersafe.ca

As you can see in the following link, avast! is well represented for this National event:
http://www.scvpcg.org/ (http://www.scvpcg.org/)
This is one of 7 presentations I'll be doing in California.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2011, 02:33:52 AM
A trip to the park (Yosemitie National Park)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111008-gokz-122kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111008-gokz-122kb)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111008-hknr-158kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111008-hknr-158kb)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111008-ow0w-84kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111008-ow0w-84kb)

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111008-bkud-104kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111008-bkud-104kb)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 09, 2011, 02:58:00 AM
A trip to the park (Yosemitie National Monument)
Yosemite... I have a lot of pictures from there. It's a pity that it is only by pictures.
Enjoy it :)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 09, 2011, 04:44:43 AM
Thanks Tech.

Here's a slideshow. Just click on the picture to view it:

(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Yosemite/th_IMG_3545.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/Yosemite/?action=view&current=fef7e592.pbw)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on October 09, 2011, 06:18:31 AM
I have always wanted to see Yosemite and Yellowstone but haven't made it to either one yet. my latest excursion was to Fort Ticonderoga here in NY.
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k370/Dch48/DonsPics055.jpg)
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k370/Dch48/DonsPics051.jpg)
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k370/Dch48/DonsPics048.jpg)
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k370/Dch48/DonsPics056.jpg)


Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Lisandro on October 09, 2011, 08:10:41 PM
Thanks Bob.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: Dch48 on October 10, 2011, 05:47:09 PM
In the last pic of mine, that hilltop in the background is the one from which the British forced us to surrender the fort without a shot being fired. They had placed an artillery battery up there and the Commander of the fort determined that "resistance is futile" and surrendered.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2011, 11:04:52 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111010-l08l-87kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111010-l08l-87kb)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 20, 2011, 01:41:24 AM
Things aren't always as they appear:

http://youtu.be/AQxgxiBtark (http://youtu.be/AQxgxiBtark)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on October 20, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
Things aren't always as they appear:

http://youtu.be/AQxgxiBtark (http://youtu.be/AQxgxiBtark)
That was really funny. ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 20, 2011, 09:15:12 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111020-ewrf-66kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111020-ewrf-66kb)

The wildlife refuge reconstruction is finally in full swing.
The Bulldozer (1968 vintage) is finally running.
Forming of the 5 ponds planned for the Meadow Lake Parks Area Assn. (https://sites.google.com/site/mlpaassociation/) is now under way.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2011, 06:32:16 PM
(https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=ad3df3c036&view=att&th=133461ca85b01cb9&attid=0.1.1&disp=emb&zw)

Chinese Numerology
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89 (https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: CraigB on October 27, 2011, 07:40:08 PM
(https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=ad3df3c036&view=att&th=133461ca85b01cb9&attid=0.1.1&disp=emb&zw)

Chinese Numerology
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89 (https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89)
Your pushing the boundries for spam there Bob  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2011, 09:36:50 PM
(https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=ad3df3c036&view=att&th=133461ca85b01cb9&attid=0.1.1&disp=emb&zw)

Chinese Numerology
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89 (https://www.evernote.com/shard/s20/sh/9fbc9522-f456-473c-9d13-d617e5459d5a/321573137e98a8f4b713febfeab80a89)
Your pushing the boundries for spam there Bob  ???
??? I am  ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2011, 09:41:15 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20111027-iyyt-22kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20111027-iyyt-22kb)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 27, 2011, 11:06:10 PM
Hi bob3160,

Well after all this time here you should know how some feel about "chain letters". Chain letters are frowned upon in anti malware land, and I think you at least should have mentioned that when presenting this particular link in your thread -1465,

polonus
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2011, 11:28:46 PM
Hi bob3160,

Well after all this time here you should know how some feel about "chain letters". Chain letters are frowned upon in anti malware land, and I think you at least should have mentioned that when presenting this particular link in your thread -1465,

polonus
I didn't realize I sent you an email ???   Am I missing something ???
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: polonus on October 27, 2011, 11:35:42 PM
Hi bob3160,

This has nothing to do with sending e-mails. It is the chain-letter character of the message in that posting you see as you click that link. Part of it reads
Quote
the proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends,
. That is chain letter lingo, and I think we are not to propagate the use of it. Users could start to send the link to eight persons in the hope to get money within four days time. And what if they don't get it  :D  ;D

polonus  
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on October 28, 2011, 12:05:43 AM
Hi bob3160,

This has nothing to do with sending e-mails. It is the chain-letter character of the message in that posting you see as you click that link. Part of it reads
Quote
the proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends,
. That is chain letter lingo, and I think we are not to propagate the use of it. Users could start to send the link to eight persons in the hope to get money within four days time. And what if they don't get it  :D  ;D

polonus  
The lingo is gone - The interesting information is still there. :) ( Now just send the link onto 8 people....  ;D ;D ;D )
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 04, 2011, 02:18:05 PM
(http://media.askvg.com/articles/images3/Do_a_Barrel_Roll_Google_Easter_Egg.png)
Google Barrel Roll (http://www.askvg.com/new-google-easter-eggs-do-a-barrel-roll-z-or-r-twice-askew-and-tilt/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29)
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 05, 2011, 01:08:06 AM
If memory serves me right, 11/5/2011 is the day when Facebook is supposed to be attacked and wiped out.
Wonder if any of you in Australia have lost your ability to reach Facebook ???


I'll see for myself in the morning.  ;D
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: RZPogi on November 05, 2011, 08:53:51 AM
If memory serves me right, 11/5/2011 is the day when Facebook is supposed to be attacked and wiped out.

It is already 4pm here the Phils. (8:00 UTC) and still I can log in to my account. Maybe fb is preparing for this.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: YoKenny on November 05, 2011, 02:09:54 PM
If memory serves me right, 11/5/2011 is the day when Facebook is supposed to be attacked and wiped out.
No problem here in Canada and I am looking at the avast! Facebook announcement right now.
Title: Re: Interesting
Post by: bob3160 on November 05, 2011, 03:02:37 PM
My Facebook is still alive and kicking.
Chalk this one up to all the other gloom and doom predictions that didn't happen this year.  ;D
Title: Re: In