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  2011-03-17 03:49:32 PM  
Try disabling some browser plugins, especially Farky and NoScript.
 
  2011-03-17 05:39:24 PM  

Mike: Try disabling some browser plugins, especially Farky and NoScript.


None installed, it's a work computer. I forgot to mention that in the Farkback I sent.

Well, OK, it's got that .net assistant and Java quickstarter install themselves. I'll disable them and see what happens.
 
  2011-03-17 08:15:53 PM  
Mike
Farkback w/ details plz, may relate to a change Meg made yesterday.

Whatever you all did, you seem to have broken the link verifier:
if you quote someone using the quote-button and submit the comment, the link verifier throws the URL away as unfetchable.
I guess it might have something to do with the "#" between thread- and comment-ID getting URL-encoded to "%23" - at least it is "%23" in the URL that's declared as "unfetchable" while the "#" is still there during preview.
 
  2011-03-18 12:03:02 AM  

The Voice of Doom: Whatever you all did, you seem to have broken the link verifier


Only for local links, and that should be fixed now.
 
  2011-03-29 02:16:51 PM  
i197.photobucket.com
 
  2011-03-31 11:13:16 AM  
Your 96 posts in last 15 days
 
  2011-04-04 05:29:40 PM  
Posting in a dying forum. Hi Mike!
 
  2011-04-04 11:35:22 PM  
Suuuuuuup
 
  2011-04-06 03:05:02 PM  
Anyone have luck with something that blocks "Best Windows Antivirus 2011", "Fast Windows Antivirus 2011" and their ilk? We're running Kapersky through Untangle and Avira on machines, and they're not catching it.
 
  2011-04-06 04:04:09 PM  
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware should kill an existing infection, not sure on the prevention side.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-04-06 04:50:23 PM  
Fark has started to influence my .emacs.

(defun embiggen ()
"Pick big font"
(interactive)
(set-frame-font "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--24-*-75-75-m-150-iso8859-1"))
 
  2011-04-06 06:29:50 PM  
Anybody know a lot about Chrome? How it selects text for me is wonky and I think it's why I can't use multitouch panning. When selecting text it selects the whole damn line of the screen, not just the actual text (the "blue" does anyway). When I try to scroll with multitouch it does this selection thing instead of scrolling. It's also really ugly. I know other people were able to use touch scrolling so I thought maybe this is why it's not working but IDK if chrome just always selects text like this.

farm6.static.flickr.com
/Hopefully that makes sense, it's a weird problem
 
  2011-04-10 09:54:36 PM  

Barakku: Anybody know a lot about Chrome? How it selects text for me is wonky and I think it's why I can't use multitouch panning. When selecting text it selects the whole damn line of the screen, not just the actual text (the "blue" does anyway). When I try to scroll with multitouch it does this selection thing instead of scrolling. It's also really ugly. I know other people were able to use touch scrolling so I thought maybe this is why it's not working but IDK if chrome just always selects text like this.


/Hopefully that makes sense, it's a weird problem


does that if I double click or click and highlight. It goes off the screen like grabbing the whole width of the page

 
  2011-04-10 10:10:44 PM  
make that triple click...

Here's one Google has fail me on. Newegg too.

Anyone have a swell idea to keeping 3 27" LCD monitors cool?

Since I work from home now and run 3 screens... when the afternoon sun beats into the office with the 3 screens all on, some serious heat is given off.

It is really, really uncomfortable to sit in front of these all day baking my face. I've search monitor cooler, keep LCD screens cool, LCD monitors heat, and fark my face feels like it is baking.

No luck
 
  2011-04-11 12:09:38 AM  
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  2011-04-11 05:43:38 PM  

vegasj: It is really, really uncomfortable to sit in front of these all day baking my face. I've search monitor cooler, keep LCD screens cool, LCD monitors heat, and fark my face feels like it is baking


Aim a fan at your face.
 
  2011-04-11 06:02:06 PM  
Lower brightness or use LCD-backlight displays vs CCFL-backlight displays (if you can find 'em that large). Best bet's probably just a big ass fan.
 
  2011-04-13 02:02:23 AM  
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4882838/Law-to-fight-internet -p iracy-rushed-through

NZ got a three-strikes pro-corporate piracy law rushed through parliament today on the pretence of rushing to pass legislation for quake relief. No warning at all.
 
  2011-04-19 12:29:34 PM  
OK, first Hitachi Global Storage gets bored by WD, and now Seagate is borging Samsung's hard drive division? So who's left making spinning hard drives now? Just WD and Seagate and (except 3.5") Toshiba?
 
  2011-04-19 12:30:53 PM  
....hm, yeah, that's it, 'cause Toshiba bought Fujitsu's HDD division in 2009. So it'll be just WD, Seagate, and Toshiba now. And SSD's. Wild.
 
  2011-04-20 12:28:52 AM  
Hey is there anyone who is VB inclined around here? Im trying to figure out how to compare elements of an array I have set up. I want to be able to figure out what the max value is without first sorting. I'm assuming it's something to the effect of If starting value is
 
  2011-04-20 12:31:42 AM  
hmm not sure what cut that off..rest of the statement was if starting value is greater than zero then move to the next. Go to the third see if it is greater than the previous and so on and so forth. Just having a hard time conceptualizing things.
 
  2011-04-20 12:50:04 AM  
Here's how you'd do it the long way around in Perl, should be easy to translate to VB. Assumes everything in the array is a positive number...

my $max_so_far = 0;
foreach my $i (0 .. scalar @arrayname - 1) {
   if ($arrayname[$i] > $max_so_far) {
     $max_so_far = $arrayname[$i];
   }
}

'course if you CAN sort it, the short way in Perl (and maybe VB has something similar) is

my $max = (reverse sort @arrayname)[0];
 
  2011-04-20 04:54:53 PM  
Hey guys... Mac issue

I've got a 2009 Macbook Pro here, and it's got a bad hard drive. I threw in a WD Black 320GB, but when I try to boot the OS X 10.5 DVD it locks up. I've tried holding down C and holding option then choosing the OS X Install DVD, and I've tried a USB DVD drive as well.

Any ideas?
 
  2011-04-20 05:25:30 PM  
Is it the DVD that shipped with the machine? If the machine shipped with, for example, a 10.5.2 DVD, then the retail 10.5.0 DVD might not work (lack of nVidia drivers for example)... I've run into that before.
 
  2011-04-20 05:26:58 PM  
No it's my own retail DVD. Customer threw his out...

Should I try 10.6?
 
  2011-04-20 05:33:38 PM  
Yeah, anything newer than what the machine shipped with should be just fine...

I know I've failed to get a 10.5.0 retail DVD to work on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro, due to lack of nVidia MCP79 motherboard chipset drivers.
 
  2011-04-20 05:41:02 PM  
I will grab that DVD at lunchtime.
We don't usually do Mac stuff here but it's one of our more important clients.
 
  2011-04-20 11:55:21 PM  
Yep that worked.
 
  2011-04-21 12:48:41 PM  

Mike: Here's how you'd do it the long way around in Perl, should be easy to translate to VB. Assumes everything in the array is a positive number...

my $max_so_far = 0;
foreach my $i (0 .. scalar @arrayname - 1) {
   if ($arrayname[$i] > $max_so_far) {
     $max_so_far = $arrayname[$i];
   }
}

'course if you CAN sort it, the short way in Perl (and maybe VB has something similar) is

my $max = (reverse sort @arrayname)[0];


Sweet thanks so much. You saved my bacon.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-04-22 11:12:41 AM  
When you're about to destroy a modified buffer emacs asks if you want to save it. That would be fine on its own, but in the same context emacs used to ask whether you don't want to save it. Yes means keep buffer and destroy file on disk where it used to destroy buffer and keep file on disk. UI designers: Don't invert the meaning of an important answer to a common question depending on who edited the source code last. Pick one polarity and stick with it. That's like changing the traditional DOS message to I for Abort, A for Retry, R for Ignore.
 
  2011-04-22 12:46:33 PM  
ZAZ Don't invert the meaning of an important answer to a common question

Like changing a "preview comment" checkbox to "post without previewing"? ;)

On a related note: upgrading from a kde3.x to a kde4.x distro sucked hard for me for similar reasons, not only for compatibility and performance reasons and dropped support for programs:

I'm not sure who is to blame (kde/distro/application/gtk developers) in this case, but several programs (Gimp and my browser come to mind) have switched locations of "Ok" and "Cancel" buttons in at least some of their dialogs.

Gimp was especially f*cked up, I can't count how often I've accidentally closed some tool's "ok/reset/cancel"-dialog after carefully setting the dialog's values.
Took some time to reprogram my brain and hand to the new, switched button locations instead of going through the automated motions they had gotten used to over the years.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-04-22 07:05:59 PM  
The preview to post immediately flip was at least plausibly useful as an anti-spam measure. Bots have to check some but not all of the boxes to post.
 
  2011-04-22 10:03:58 PM  
ZAZ
The preview to post immediately flip was at least plausibly useful as an anti-spam measure. Bots have to check some but not all of the boxes to post.

I don't know..since Fark isn't using some common forum/board software and requires you to have an account and to log in before posting, any spambot would have to be somewhat customized to work on Fark.
And in that case, switching that value on Fark would mean that the spammer would have to do nothing more than to alter a single value in the bot's config to make it word again.
 
  2011-04-23 12:08:16 AM  
Stupid Toshiba Satellite A100 ((PSAARC-VA905C). Doesn't POST (no display screen or beeps), but display backlight comes on. Power, etc. appears to be ok. HD light comes on (and I can retrieve data with SATA/power -> USB connector).

Situation is the same, if I'm plugged in without the battery. Also tried swapping RAM, removing one at a time, trying them in different slots. Same things happens.

Cracked open the case and cleaned it up with air, unconnected and reconnected a couple wires.

CMOS ("RTC") battery is actually a rechargeable non-removable battery. Soldered, I gather. Bastards.

Haven't found a troubleshooting guide, only found a user guide online.

Laptop troubleshooting experience is low-ish. I'm guessing motherboard is toast, or CMOS battery is toast. Just read about jumpers for resetting the CMOS, guess I'm going to have to go back in and give that a try.

Oh.. and now husband says "Yeah, there was a message the day before it died about 'video something is incompatible or something'". Toasted video card? That wouldn't explain a non-POST, though, would it?
 
  2011-04-23 04:22:31 AM  
Hey Mike, that new thing with the [main] on the headlines, kinda sucks dude. Valiant effort, rubbish payoff.

Just my opinion.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-04-23 09:14:35 AM  
I like the [main] thing. When I read Fark at work I'm doing it with a text browser that doesn't show green and red. The tab name means it's green, or at least not red depending on context.
 
  2011-04-24 05:06:23 PM  
Will the resident geologist please tell me if this is a fossil or iron foundry slag with springs in it?
img825.imageshack.us
Probably slag since it comes from the colonial iron foundry area of the NY/NJ border. My cheap-ass kitchen magnets don't show any interest in any of it. Not sure what the iron content would need to be to have an effect. Who knows how magnets work anyway.

About 4.00"x2.25"x1.25" and weighs 318g.

/Yes I mix my metric and imperial measures at whim. I call it Mimplish.
 
  2011-04-30 11:12:08 AM  

geekybroad: Toshiba Satellite A100 ((PSAARC-VA905C)


NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7600 Graphic

Was that before bumpgate? Looks like it, but who knows if Nvidia was ever telling the truth about which GPUs were affected by that.

Could be the graphics chip is the problem. If it is, you could try baking it! A bit more work with a laptop mobo than a video card, though.
 
  2011-05-05 06:58:57 PM  
Result of battery backup self-test: failed. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP *disable notification alarms*

Oh, shut up already.
 
  2011-05-08 06:24:05 PM  
Does anybody know of a CLI-based .MP3 to .WAV converter for a Windows box?
 
  2011-05-08 06:38:12 PM  
sox?
 
  2011-05-08 10:36:43 PM  

Mike: sox?


Thank you!
 
  2011-05-21 05:18:52 AM  
Anybody know of a good program to make a class hierarchy diagram?
Used to use Visio, back in the day, but that got a bit crap.
What I want is something like, CBaseClass in a box, then lines running down to CDerivedClass, and down from that, etc...
 
  2011-05-21 04:39:39 PM  
I sometimes use Dia's UML mode.

This might also be of interest:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UML_tools
 
  2011-05-27 12:38:12 AM  
my co-worker is in a chat with a HP tech right now - we have a laptop with 2 dead pixels and he's trying to get a replacement panel sent out.

They asked him
1) The size of the dead pixels
(one pixel each?)
2) To send a screen shot
 
  2011-05-27 12:49:54 AM  
Wow. Someone's not real clear on what a "dead pixel" is, are they :)
 
  2011-05-27 02:46:32 AM  
WTF a screenshot?? ROFL unless the dead pixels are in the center of the screen they wont do anything. I think its like 3-5 before they will do a replacement. If they are at the edge they are gonna tell you to live with it. If you are handy, you can order a replacement screen for fairly cheap and replace it yourself. I did one for a laptop for 75 bucks including shipping.
 
  2011-05-27 04:31:10 AM  

paleryder69: I think its like 3-5 before they will do a replacement.


HP Probook. Zero tolerance.
 
  2011-05-27 01:10:39 PM  
hello!
 
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