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  2009-11-04 01:33:28 AM  
As The Voice of Doom says - it sure seems like we've seen that CSS mentioned before ;-)

N. S. Radieaux: ...is there still reason to make links pop on Fark? I for one shift-command-click...


I just click the wheel on my wheel mouse and it opens links in new tabs - no need for mouse/keyboard combo...

When I post links I always set them to open a new window/tab just to be nice.
 
  2009-11-04 09:03:28 AM  

The Voice of Doom: ..hmm.. where have I seen that one before..? ;)


Well poop on my forehead, you're right! It must've been the additional fluffiness beyond the main content and the sidebar that threw me off.
 
  2009-11-04 12:02:46 PM  
Yeah, clusterfake doesn't have sidebar.
I thought about a "traditional" column layout, but a sidebar (menu column) would have been mostly empty anyway and I needed as much width as possible for the large overview table inside (screenshot), so I put the menu/navigation on top like Fark does with its tabs.
 
  2009-11-05 04:51:06 PM  
How do I include <sup> in an id=? (i.e., #footnote {What do I put here?})
 
  2009-11-05 10:45:55 PM  
 
  2009-11-07 12:52:11 AM  
Question- lets say a moran went with the lowest bidder on an external hard drive case. Then the moran made the mistake of leaving data the morans wife needed on the hard drive without explaining to her how the power adapter works, and lets say that morans wife got frustrated and jammed the power adapter every way except the way it was meant to go in.

So, moran goes to back up his data and right as the drive starts to write the power adapter wiggles just so that the drive goes off/on/off/on/off/on/off/on... and now the drive, having been trying to write data, doesn't know what to do with itself and crashes windows explorer when you try to access it and an error message pops up that "inpage writing" failed.

What should the moran do?
 
  2009-11-07 02:05:50 AM  
Get another external case?

Or a new drive and restore from backups?
 
  2009-11-07 02:09:17 AM  

N. S. Radieaux: How do I include <sup> in an id=? (i.e., #footnote {What do I put here?})


The 1st hit when Googling "css equivalent of sup" suggests "vertical-align: super;" would be the answer... but notes that it has a lot of bugs with alignment and it's not like the sup tag is depricated anyway so why not just stick with the actual sup tag... if you just want text to be smaller then reduce the font size instead.
 
  2009-11-07 02:14:02 AM  

Mike: Get another external case?

Or a new drive and restore from backups?


This is the backup though.
 
  2009-11-07 03:50:55 PM  
Take the drive out of the case and put it in the computer, verify that the drive is OK (or dead), and put it in a new external enclosure.
 
  2009-11-11 10:48:48 PM  
Troubleshooting help for hardware issues? I have a fingerprint reader on my laptop and it worked fine for a while, windows 7 installed and operated it without added software from Toshiba (it's a Toshiba laptop, I'm not sure the brand of fingerprint reader) as a biometric device under control panel, which was awesome...and for some reason it stopped working a week or so ago.

The only hints I've noticed are in device manager it's called "TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor (WBF Advanced mode)" (and a "!" comes up on the driver, with no other info) and I don't know what WBF advanced mode is, and I'm pretty sure it didn't say that before. I've also installed "Protector Suite" software (same brand that Toshiba used to give software from on Vista...) recently, which I'm currently uninstalling, but I'm pretty sure I installed that after the problem started.
I can still get the Vista drivers for the fingerprint reader from Toshiba's site...would that possibly work? I would really like to get the fingerprint reader working both for security and convenience.
 
  2009-11-12 05:24:35 PM  
Vista drivers should work with Windows 7. Just make sure you get the right kind, 32- or 64-bit.
 
  2009-11-16 12:38:19 PM  
Hey, if anyone else has google wave we can be friends. I guess I am pantheon.whaley

It's awful lonely with just three wave friends.
 
  2009-11-17 11:04:13 PM  
Has anyone had success getting borderlands to work in coop online? Before the patch I was able to join the odd game once in a while (probably 1/10 tries), and there were probably about 20 games to try and join... now there are only three games that I can find, and I can't join any of them. I am pretty sure it is not a firewall conflict on my end, and the internets have suggested port forwarding (tried it) and Hamachi (I would use Hamachi to play coop but the people I play with don't want to install Hamachi). The official site seems to be filled with, "hurrr, we fixed the problems. Thread closed." and nothing else said about the coop problem.

Any other ideas?
 
  2009-11-18 08:02:02 AM  
How do tech overlords.

Win7 problem, my laptop goes to sleep after an hour of no use, but never wakes up. The lights all come back on but the hard drive doesn't spin up and no video.

Googling tells me I should change the ACPI settings in the BIOS to S3 or S4. My BIOS has no such animal.
HP Pavillion DV8000. Any clues or pearls of wisdom.

As an aside it doesn't shut down video when I close the lid either.
NVidia 7600 GO, latest drivers from Microsoft, which are dated newer than the beta ones at developer.nvidia.com
 
  2009-11-18 08:03:59 AM  
wyrlss: Hey, if anyone else has google wave we can be friends. I guess I am pantheon.whaley

It's awful lonely with just three wave friends.


Search for fark, we have an unofficial fark wave test.
 
  2009-11-19 04:18:03 PM  
How do people feel about the Klingons in the Star Trek (2009) deleted scenes wearing masks? I mean, I get that it would have avoided the whole "why do/don't they have forehead ridges" question for the non-trekkies in the audience, but does it set a dangerous precedent for future movies? I mean, they got away with one Klingon-free movie but I doubt they can pull off another.
 
  2009-11-20 01:21:38 AM  
So write now I'm writing code for an online exhibit of sorts. I want to try out that thing where if you mouse over a part of the image, you get a tooltip specific to that part. I think I've gotten it figured out, but how do I let the surfer know which parts of the image have tooltips so he won't waste time slowly dragging the mouse across the image or tapping the tab key? I'd like to do the thing where squares show up to indicate where they are when you mouse over any part of the image (as seen here) but I don't know how that could be accomplished without getting all JavaScripty (which I don't know how to do and currently too busy to learn). Is there a way to show which parts of an image are tooltip-equipped via XHTML and CSS alone? (CSS 3 is welcome.)
 
  2009-11-20 09:14:57 AM  
N. S. Radieaux
I'd like to do the thing where squares show up to indicate where they are when you mouse over any part of the image (as seen here) but I don't know how that could be accomplished without getting all JavaScripty

Random idea(s):
* you can have DIVs overlap each other; that means you can put a (transparent) one on top of another one
* you could put your image(map) in a div and lay another DIV on top of it that contains boxes with borders at the appropriate places; that one only becomes visible when the cursor hovers (-> CSS "hover") over it or the image
* it might be easier to use a second picture instead of a div and drawing those boxes/adding more divs with borders in CSS:
** open the original image in GIMP
** add a new, transparent layer on top of it -> you'll still see the original image through it
** paint borders on the transparent layer around the active parts of the original image
** delete the layer with the original image
** save/export as transparent .gif or .png
=> you have a transparent image with borders on the right places
You place the transparent one invisible on top of your image and make it visible with "hover"


..or maybe just use your image twice: once "normal" and once with your active regions painted on it. Then just swap the images instead of displaying something on top of the "normal" one.

/ and maybe nothing of this will work since I didn't test it at all
// in that case you can still steal adjust flickr's Javascript for your own purpose
 
  2009-11-20 10:27:39 AM  
Hi, all. Quick user-level MS Office question:

My work just transitioned into MS Office 2007 and now when I copy a range of cells from Excel and paste into the body of an email in Outlook, it strips the cells of formatting (including cell color). Is there a way to have it not lose formatting during this copy/paste? Running XP. TIA!
 
  2009-11-20 03:06:59 PM  

N. S. Radieaux: ...how do I let the surfer know which parts of the image have tooltips so he won't waste time slowly dragging the mouse across the image or tapping the tab key?


As someone who hates image maps I encourage you to provide textual links as well somewhere else on the page.

Sorry, no idea how to help you solve the question you're asking.
 
  2009-11-20 06:55:16 PM  

serial_crusher: How do people feel about the Klingons in the Star Trek (2009) deleted scenes wearing masks? I mean, I get that it would have avoided the whole "why do/don't they have forehead ridges" question for the non-trekkies in the audience, but does it set a dangerous precedent for future movies? I mean, they got away with one Klingon-free movie but I doubt they can pull off another.


The more I think about it (and now that I've watched it on DVD a couple of times), the more I don't like *anything* about the new Star Trek movie.

It's a fun action movie, don't get me wrong. But it takes a big smelly dump on everything Star Trek that has come before it.
 
  2009-11-21 03:35:27 AM  

AntonSzandorLaVey: Hi, all. Quick user-level MS Office question:

My work just transitioned into MS Office 2007 and now when I copy a range of cells from Excel and paste into the body of an email in Outlook, it strips the cells of formatting (including cell color). Is there a way to have it not lose formatting during this copy/paste? Running XP. TIA!


Tools -> Options -> Mail Format -> Editor Options -> Advanced.

At the bottom of the window, set "Pasting from other programs" to "Keep Source formatting".
 
  2009-11-21 05:07:42 PM  
Thanks, Vo'D and Benny_.
 
  2009-11-21 07:04:23 PM  
Also, crosspost from thread 6:

Have Adobe Illustrator CS3 13.0.2, would like to use it to create little decorative pictures for my website, detailed without going overboard (think Vimeo^), could use some links to decent tutorials on how to do so, thanks in advance.
 
  2009-11-22 05:18:57 PM  
So...anyone know how to make the Aero Peek button any bigger in Win 7? I like it but it's a bit small, especially for using the tablet pen. It also seems to change widths randomly, annoyingly enough.
 
  2009-11-22 06:28:18 PM  
cmunic8r99: Keep Source formatting

thanks. That wasn't it, but it was in that window.
 
  2009-11-23 01:00:27 PM  
Any Canadian farkers using Linux (or maybe it's just Firefox in general) having issues viewing episodes of shows online?

Youtube and other sites work just fine, but CBC has some sort of convoluted n-th degree embedded stuff going on, and the video portion of the screen never loads, it just looks black with the controls underneath. Flash looks fine on the main page, and ads appear even on the page in question, but not the actual episodes.

Yep I've tried looking at other shows too.

When the video appears it might be loading, the status bar says "Read ad.doubleclick.net" or "javascript:CBC.APP.Uberplayer.... (etc etc.)" or "Done". Ha! Uberplayer!

I've tried clearing all cookies and cache, uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox (3.0) and flash... I've forced an install of 3.5 too. I've also tried with all my add-ons disabled (because I did have NoScript, Flashblock). I've also tried it with those uninstalled, and tried using Konqueror.

I've fired a polite email off to CBC about the issue, but of course the hosers don't bother to reply to emails.

At this point, I've got both Firefox 3.0 and 3.5 on my system both running Adobe Flash 0.0.32.18. Ubuntu 9.04 with latest patches.
 
  2009-11-23 02:05:20 PM  
Whoa, some kind of change to the geek page. now it's geek "external" whatever that means.
 
  2009-11-23 02:07:53 PM  

XMark: Whoa, some kind of change to the geek page. now it's geek "external" whatever that means.


Came here to inquire about the change...
 
  2009-11-23 02:15:40 PM  
They're trying to socialize us. We're a resistant bunch that tinfoils our windows.
 
  2009-11-23 03:08:28 PM  

geekybroad: They're trying to socialize us. We're a resistant bunch that tinfoils our windows.


They're selling out to the Man, man!
 
  2009-11-23 04:40:26 PM  

geekybroad: Any Canadian farkers using Linux (or maybe it's just Firefox in general) having issues viewing episodes of shows online?


I'm not a Canadian farker but when I try to watch shows on a couple of U.S. network sites I have the same problem - but that's just because both sites use the same third-party vendor. I'm assuming they are doing some kind of stupid Digial Rights Management crap which, as usual, just affects legitimate users. If I want to "steal" a show there are much more efficient ways for me to do so.
 
  2009-11-23 05:12:09 PM  
DRM, maybe. Didn't think of that. We have that issue with the digital checkout our library uses, too. Overdrive forces you to use Windows Media Player and download a specific plugin.

Ah, I did a search this time for "uberplayer video bug" and got a tracked bug.

Sent another email to CBC (last one was about two months ago), this time politely asking that the shows be designed to be accessible to all, not broken by design (i.e. the app isn't following an accessible standard).

I'm guessing they don't give a shiat if it's thirteen Linux users complaining, so if you're a Canadian farker, please check it out and send them an email asking why it isn't working.

//from what I understand, pulling a flash file isn't too difficult in Windows if you have the right tools, so I don't understand what the problem is if they are all uptight about DRM
 
  2009-11-25 12:39:05 PM  

XMark: Whoa, some kind of change to the geek page. now it's geek "external" whatever that means.


The new page isn't loading properly for me for some reason. It loads the ads, then spins my CPU to 100% but never loads the links section. I've had to just redirect myself to the original /geek which is still working (at least for now).
 
  2009-11-26 05:06:57 PM  
Knee-jerk first-line response to "ads make web pages load slow": see if you're still on Flash 9 or 8 and if so, upgrade to 10 immediately...
 
  2009-11-26 08:16:20 PM  
/geek_ext blows

srsly

What are you waiting for Drew? Just go ahead and go full-blown AOL wannabe and take up 95% of the Fark webspace with ads!

/Don't forget how AOL turned out.
 
  2009-11-26 10:31:52 PM  

SirFire: /geek_ext blows

srsly

What are you waiting for Drew? Just go ahead and go full-blown AOL wannabe and take up 95% of the Fark webspace with ads!

/Don't forget how AOL turned out.


Although I agree completely, you should probably use farkback to express your vitriol.
 
  2009-11-26 11:32:50 PM  
99.99% of the internets are ads. What do you expect? At least fark hasn't got a splash page ad yet. Yet.
 
  2009-11-27 10:04:02 AM  
SirFire
/geek_ext blows

Hey, it's not like it's as bad as the externalised sports tab was; you know, when it was hosted in an IFRAME on some domain ("yardba(r)ker" or something) that was offline 60% of the time..
Though that IFRAME had the advantage that you could adblock it completely and didn't have to wait for it to time out before going to the tab version still hosted on Fark.
That one only advertised "we are in the market for better [techies|hosting]".

And it's also not that Vator-garbage anymore, so points for that.
 
  2009-11-28 10:26:05 AM  
I'm just wondering why the font is different on the geek page.
 
  2009-11-30 12:37:09 PM  
Nintendo DSi or DS Lite?
 
  2009-12-01 10:21:52 PM  
anyone ever just want to biatch slap a dell tech?

i've been suffering through their support for 2 weeks

2 weeks ago, laptop will not repower up when lid is opened
it gets sent off to be repaired
comes back, issue 1 fixed, but now it runs hot and goes into standby repeatedly
tech came by today, i was out, so no clue what he replaced, but when i went to run it tonight, i can't boot up without it going into standby, still runs hot


so tonight i call dell, tell them it's stillnot fixed, and spend an hour arguing with them that reformatting my drive is not going to fix the issue

finally i get it through the skull of one tech, that the other tech mispoke when he said we did a diagnostic, and he send me back to idiot number 1

finally while running aid diagnostic i begin experiencing heating issues, and the sytem powers down

now there's a dell tech i want to treat like a bad bad printer
 
  2009-12-01 11:19:37 PM  
Dells are cheap for a reason.
 
  2009-12-01 11:45:44 PM  
loonatic112358
but now it runs hot and goes into standby repeatedly

If it's a Latitude E6500 or E6400 it might be related to "Throttlegate" as people seem to call it.
Though..those don't seem to get really hot, they only seem to think they get hot and slow/shut down.
 
  2009-12-02 12:28:32 AM  

The Voice of Doom: loonatic112358
but now it runs hot and goes into standby repeatedly

If it's a Latitude E6500 or E6400 it might be related to "Throttlegate" as people seem to call it.
Though..those don't seem to get really hot, they only seem to think they get hot and slow/shut down.


precision m4400, which looks a hell of a lot like that e6500
and i think has some common parts
 
  2009-12-02 10:20:59 AM  
Ok, this forum seems as good a place as any. It was either here (where there's tons of geeks) or TFD (where I'd be harassed for being such a noob...not like I wouldn't be harassed HERE, but there are at least more geeks here...I would think...). Here's my situation.

I am the IT specialist at a small tribal government office. Up until now, my responsibilities have been:

* fix hardware issues
* fix software issues (email problems, installation, etc)
* network security (antivirus, firewall, etc)

And that's it. We're ramping up to move from a workgroup to a domain structure, which means Windows Server. This may not be the Big Leagues for me, but it is at least a Double-A. So here are my questions (so far):

1. WOULD Windows Server be my best option? I'm pretty fluent in most things Windows. Haven't used *ix (unix, linux, AIX, etc) in quite some time (except AIX, sporadically), but could easily pick it up again if there's a better alternative here. We're also talking about 70 computers spread over 5 sites.
2. I also need to be able to repackage software for deployment (either through group policy, or just to jam it all on a thumb drive and install from that). I was thinking of using sysprep, but I probably won't need to install OS'es...just applications (antivirus, anti-malware, Adobe, and a couple other apps). We have Ghost, but again, I don't need to image a disk (except to back up disks in case of failure). I'm looking at transforms, but I'm not sure yet what that entails (time-wise and software-wise). Apparently, so far, I've found that actual repackaging (especially if I'm repackaging MSIs) is not a good idea. I just need something that I can put together, then carry around with me so I can double-click one thing, walk away, and come back to find all the programs I need installed. WinInstall LE does that, but WinInstall LE sucks (breaks installations, etc); and, again, I've been reading that repackaging MSIs is not the best practice. I guess YMMV.

Essentially, if someone can point me to a good resource for gearing up for this, I'd appreciate it. I'm going for training in January or February, but I'd like to get a GOOD toolkit going.

Note: I did have training in AD for Win2K (not 2003 or later), but that knowledge is rusty.

Thanks!
 
  2009-12-02 05:55:57 PM  
You really won't want to try to switch to Linux.
 
  2009-12-03 08:20:08 AM  

mybabysmomma: Nintendo DSi or DS Lite?


Depends. The DSi is pretty meh if you ask me. It's got a slightly nicer screen, nicer presentation (matte colors prevent smudges), and if you have a music encoding program it will play music stored on an SD card (it doesn't play MP3s though), and you can surf the net if you are extremely patient and don't need to go far.

On the other hand, you can get an add on media player for the DS Lite which will play MP3s (it's not a great one though and it doesn't always work), you can play GBA games on the DS Lite, and it is much cheaper while still playing, as far as I know, all the games available for the DSi.
 
  2009-12-03 05:14:59 PM  
I'd stick to Windows Server if that's what you're used to.

Microsoft has some tools for deploying apps, patches, etc across an enterprise -- handy for (for example) university environments. I saw a talk on them once and, not being a Windows Server guy, promptly forgot the names of 'em :)
 
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