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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #270 on: August 23, 2014, 11:12:03 AM »
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I learned that it had called my mother about 10 times, a video producer I work with 3 times, my sister a couple of times, and a women in Savannah I've never heard of.  They said they could hear music playing when they answered.  I do not have any music on my phone.

How in the world did this happen?

Transcendence

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #271 on: August 23, 2014, 11:48:21 AM »
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Transcendence
demonic possession. please call bob larson.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #272 on: August 23, 2014, 01:50:22 PM »
Well, the cat's dead.  Pissed on my replacement printer.   Not kidding. 

Here's some lighter news:

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26293800/hitchhiking-robot-charms-its-way-across-canada

Wait... what?   :'(


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #273 on: August 24, 2014, 06:04:45 PM »
CC2

Horrible Accident Lands Engineer Professor In Art World



One of his Ferritic Fossils:

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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #274 on: August 25, 2014, 11:47:21 PM »
I like seeing cars lose to bicycles!
http://www.worldometers.info

mf

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« Reply #275 on: August 26, 2014, 06:13:27 AM »
CC2

Horrible Accident Lands Engineer Professor In Art World



One of his Ferritic Fossils:

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That is pretty interesting. I guess the spine/ribcage area of many animals does look like a roof antenna in ways.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #276 on: August 27, 2014, 12:00:54 AM »
Thank you WR250 for fixing that pdF thingee in my post.
I recently had a peculiar thing occur with the Vuse application picked up a nasty  and incapacitated this 'puter. made the computer when I  attempted to log in start writing a stream of WTH in the password place. I did a battery/power pull and regained control of getting the password in. When I did Trojan Killer came on buy it self and ran pulling up about a hundred(?) files as infected all with Vuse in the addresses. Afterwards I was able to run the rest of the 'fixers' I have installed and CCleaner found 5 more things all with Vuse in them. I then got rid of vuse altogether.I had Malwarebytes on the 'puter but have been unable to get it to run. I have uninstalled Malwarebytes and reloaded it several times and still am unable to get it to run at all. The many reinstalls give me error messages,Runtime Error 79:177,E06D7363 External exception 4 time during installation and then 69:252 at the end.
I do not like the pad for 'mouse' and prefer a trackball but I am unable to make the pad disable and or the trackball stay working.
I am saving up, I am going back to building another desktop. I hope to be able to figure out which Linux I want to load on a new box. I am tired of these window turds, 8.1 is shit, I have trouble with browser to my mail service.I wonder sometimes if ATT is pooching me for being reluctant to switch  from dsl to their fiber service.I had Mandrake 10.2 on a previous computer and also RedHat9. . I have no special program needs as far a Linux goes other than getting drivers for any AMD part I may use. I am thinking A-10 APU with Asus or MSI Motherboard. I had a good 10 year run on a previous MSI board. Never had the problems that I had with an Asus K53 or this Toshiba but I think my problems with them was/is windows 7/8.1. when it comes to metro all that comes to my mind is  that MS has tertiary syphilis.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #277 on: August 27, 2014, 03:42:58 PM »
BOR

Thank you WR250 for fixing that pdF thingee in my post.

As usual, wr250's heart, beak, and feet were in the right place, but he corrected what amounts to being the description when he added the "f."

If you click on the corrected link, it still does not work, since it still links to the truncated URL.

I promise I am not being an error-pointing jackass, only bringing it up in case anyone is confused why the correction isn't working when they activate it. I was tempted to bring it up when the correction was posted but withheld. Now I cannot seem to control myself.

But it's only in the interest of clarity.  :D

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #278 on: August 27, 2014, 04:02:23 PM »
BOR

As usual, wr250's heart, beak, and feet were in the right place, but he corrected what amounts to being the description when he added the "f."

If you click on the corrected link, it still does not work, since it still links to the truncated URL.

I promise I am not being an error-pointing jackass, only bringing it up in case anyone is confused why the correction isn't working when they activate it. I was tempted to bring it up when the correction was posted but withheld. Now I cannot seem to control myself.

But it's only in the interest of clarity.  :D
and now its fixed correctly
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/26T_2001_Tropospheric_Aerosol_Program_TAP_Document_Program_Plan_March_2001.pdf

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« Reply #279 on: August 27, 2014, 04:54:31 PM »
WW

and now its fixed correctly
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/26T_2001_Tropospheric_Aerosol_Program_TAP_Document_Program_Plan_March_2001.pdf

The universe is now as it should be.

(and lest any newcomers get the wrong impression from my post, wr250 is far more well versed in the ways of the com than I am. But I do plan to locate an old Texas Instruments calculator with a glaringly bright numerals display and submerge it in mineral oil and depress the buttons with a wooden stick as a parody of one of my previous posts. I can definitely offer that kind of art performance tech to this thread.)

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« Reply #280 on: August 27, 2014, 05:09:26 PM »
WW

The universe is now as it should be.

(and lest any newcomers get the wrong impression from my post, wr250 is far more well versed in the ways of the com than I am. But I do plan to locate an old Texas Instruments calculator with a glaringly bright numerals display and submerge it in mineral oil and depress the buttons with a wooden stick as a parody of a previous post. I can definitely offer that kind of art performance tech to this thread.)

put a laptop in the mineral oil. or your cell phone in everclear. both will run fine.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #281 on: August 30, 2014, 03:12:59 AM »
this had me recall of all the times friends of mine would all get together, smoke a little weed and know we would be future kings. an example of the time period when i was geek...




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« Reply #282 on: August 30, 2014, 12:12:07 PM »
OA

Posts get buried so easily. I found this one entombed in the Mr. Fidget thread. I re-posted it here rather than in the arts topic because of the medium Coaster uses/used and I believe it will be seen more here.

This painting would make OMNI magazine salivate in anticipation were they still in print.  Very nice work. Oh, and check out the little horse boobs on the female sitting on the large figure's right forearm. (I say that to compel Jaz to enlarge the file. They are just normal science fiction/fantasy boobies) ...

The irony is I first started using cinema 4d for 2d art, but I soon fell in love with motion design. Videocopilot is the go to source for AE stuff. I hope one day soon I am able to upgrade the computer and get those programs back, because I did some freelancing on the side, and it was nice having the extra money. Here's an example of the '2d' stuff I would make. Wasn't bad being paid 200-400 dollars for one picture.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #283 on: September 17, 2014, 01:51:53 PM »
Any word on whether iOS 8 is worth a damn?  I don't like to be an early adopter anymore.  Too many bugs and bumps.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #284 on: September 17, 2014, 04:00:39 PM »
recent MacLife tweet included the typo @iCould ;)

oh dear

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #285 on: September 17, 2014, 07:34:11 PM »
iThink iCan, iThink iCan, iThink iCan

The Little OS that iShouldn't?

My sister complained that the latest OS turned her Mac into molasses and that she's buying a new computer, despite the current laptop functioning perfectly well before the upgrade.

I don't know if it's due to the OS or the age.  Since her computer is five years old, I'm guessing she is experiencing both hardware limitations and the bugs of which you speak. If she discards it, I will be the first to Frankenstein it in some inappropriate manner, replete with charging terminal bolts that would make Karloff swoon.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #286 on: September 23, 2014, 03:09:58 AM »
"One of the biggest perks of owning a $60000+ Tesla electric car is that you get free access to their Supercharger stations.  For life."

Tesla building I-80 supercharger station.

These stations are solar powered and generate more electricity than consumed by Tesla owners, effectively addressing concerns over electric cars merely diverting oil usage to coal usage.

Charge time is about twenty-minutes and provides approximately 260 miles of driving.

Tesla claims that a network of stations will eventually allow travel from California to New York and cost Tesla owners zero.

article:

  Tesla I-80 Supercharger Station


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« Reply #287 on: September 23, 2014, 07:42:00 AM »
"One of the biggest perks of owning a $60000+ Tesla electric car is that you get free access to their Supercharger stations.  For life."

Tesla building I-80 supercharger station.

These stations are solar powered and generate more electricity than consumed by Tesla owners, effectively addressing concerns over electric cars merely diverting oil usage to coal usage.

Charge time is about twenty-minutes and provides approximately 260 miles of driving.

Tesla claims that a network of stations will eventually allow travel from California to New York and cost Tesla owners zero.

article:

  Tesla I-80 Supercharger Station

That's awesome.

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« Reply #288 on: September 23, 2014, 12:58:30 PM »
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I asked Chamillionaire why he thinks he connects so much with people at tech conferences.  How does he always wow a usually skeptical crowd?  He said that he finds that people here are often speaking in big words or jargon Ė and that doesnít connect with a lot of people.  Cham studied early in his career how to hold the microphone, how to project his voice, how to watch the audience and pay attention to what interested them.
He said that he noticed a lot of tech entrepreneurs donít speak into the mic, donít project their voices with confidence and arenít necessarily paying attention to the mood or energy of the audience.


Chamillionaire's tech presentation advice.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/both-sides-of-the-table-2010-10?op=1#ixzz3EA8dXuPB

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - Things Technological... win FREE bare bones PC!
« Reply #289 on: September 24, 2014, 07:31:44 PM »
Not sure where to put this, so here it is.
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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - Things Technological... win FREE bare bones PC!
« Reply #290 on: September 24, 2014, 07:53:26 PM »
Not sure where to put this, so here it is.
Wanna win a free bare-bones PC?

"Enter our Facebook giveaway for your chance of winning a small Gigabyte Brix Pro Minecraft PC!

We are giving away a Minecraft-themed Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi5-4570R bare-bones mini PC. This machine features a desktop quad-core 2.7GHz Core i5-4570R and a massive 128MB L4 cache that puts it above regular Haswell CPUs. To make this Brix Pro more special, Maximum PC tasked case artist Jim Sailing of Smooth Creations to give it a luxurious Creeper look. To get this mini PC up and running, all youíll need to do is add your own SSD or hard drive, RAM and OS.


To enter the giveaway, fill out our Facebook form.

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a Gigabye Brix Pro GB-BXi5-4570R Minecraft-themed bare-bones mini PC.
Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, except where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest ends October 21, 2014. "

http://www.maximumpc.com/minecraft_pc_giveaway_2014



i hate these face book contests. "anyone can enter, just use your facebook account to enter..." . yes anyone with a facebook account can enter, not "anyone" . i have no need ,use, or desire to have a facebook account.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM -Things Technological... win FREE bare bones PC!
« Reply #291 on: September 24, 2014, 08:53:07 PM »
i hate these face book contests. "anyone can enter, just use your facebook account to enter..." . yes anyone with a facebook account can enter, not "anyone" . i have no need ,use, or desire to have a facebook account.

I feel the same way, but others don't feel as we do. Sucks for us.

For people with FaceBook, they can win a PC with a custom MineCraft paint job.
Add a 2.5" HD/SSD, SO-DIMM DDR3L ram, and OS, cost $260 maybe less.
Bam! You have a custom mini-PC.

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« Reply #292 on: September 24, 2014, 09:39:24 PM »
iOS8 is a pile of crap

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« Reply #293 on: September 24, 2014, 09:45:50 PM »
iOS8 is a pile of crap
my gf agrees. she updated her 5s, and it keeps reverting to "large icons" , which makes the screen bigger and access to the phone dialer hard.

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« Reply #294 on: September 25, 2014, 01:47:12 PM »

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« Reply #295 on: September 25, 2014, 09:07:37 PM »
iOS8 is a pile of crap
Have you happened to notice how many people here at BellGab use an iPad? I see vague references to iPads here and there but nothing too definite. The other day I toyed with the idea of creating and iPad thread for iPad users. I'm still on iOS 7.1.2. I don't do upgrades anymore until a week or two has gone by.

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« Reply #296 on: September 30, 2014, 11:09:18 PM »
Have you happened to notice how many people here at BellGab use an iPad? I see vague references to iPads here and there but nothing too definite. The other day I toyed with the idea of creating and iPad thread for iPad users. I'm still on iOS 7.1.2. I don't do upgrades anymore until a week or two has gone by.

I mention them sometimes just because they're ubiquitous.  I don't actually use one.

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« Reply #297 on: October 10, 2014, 04:04:52 PM »
Using A Hosts File To Make The Internet Not Suck (As Much)

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/

This was shown to me by Curtis (themudking) a couple years ago.  I've been using it on my own machines ever since, and I've recently started using it on every customer machine that comes through my office.  Give it a try.

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« Reply #298 on: October 10, 2014, 05:35:19 PM »
Using A Hosts File To Make The Internet Not Suck (As Much)....

Good stuff, if a little anti-goatse.

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« Reply #299 on: October 10, 2014, 05:52:19 PM »
Using A Hosts File To Make The Internet Not Suck (As Much)

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/

This was shown to me by Curtis (themudking) a couple years ago.  I've been using it on my own machines ever since, and I've recently started using it on every customer machine that comes through my office.  Give it a try.

ive been using various incarnations of this for 10+ years.
i also use opendns, they can block:
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this is free and configurable.