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Post Posted: February 5th, 2010, 5:08 pm

the onload as the body attribute works, it is not valid XHTML. Ah. The second option will pass xhtml strict, and is in fact is the most robust/foolproof & useful. Of course, then you may p-off some people who are very anal about not including too much javascript in the page source. :lol: Which ...

Post Posted: February 5th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Is Picasso's Guernica distasteful because it is explicitly "about" the Spanish Civil War? Vis, you don't need a lecture on moralism: what do you need? :roll: In any case, there was no lecture, unless you su...

Post Posted: February 4th, 2010, 9:54 pm

I'll probably reply in more depth when I'm less sleep-deprived, but just at a summary glance it strikes me that your enjoyment of the film stems more from the richness of your ideas and projected meanings rather than the film's actual ideas and meanings - that the depth of your learning gives a ric...

Post Posted: February 4th, 2010, 5:42 pm

You make some good points and I think, under different motives, you'd make this a very interesting discussion. But your attitude stinks and your continual attacks on a new member basically constitute trolling; and if that isn't convincing, I'm sure few would contend that waving a degree around in a...

Post Posted: February 4th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Yeah, wow gang, I think this is the best photo comp I've seen here yet. Great idea for the theme!

Post Posted: February 4th, 2010, 1:28 pm

Does your browsers error console mention any javascript errors ? Yo, you definitely want to be using the "firebug" plugin for firefox when programming js.
JAVASCRIPT Code: [ Select ]
onload = function()
But that doesn't do anything. You probably have to use document.body.onload or

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 7:00 pm

Is that an insult? I thought Ozzu's obscurity might have saved it from that kind of juvenility...I'll reserve judgement until I know your age, though, as certain ages incur certain types of reactionary bad attitude, regardless of how otherwise well-meaning the individual is, for which they really c...

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 12:52 pm

I hope that doesn't encourage him to continue his late move away from complex script and original plots WHAT? Such as? Anyway, Avatar seemed pretty substantial to me and I don't usually root for blockbusters. Of course, if you are the kind of person who is short on substance, it might be hard to te...

Post Posted: February 1st, 2010, 12:46 pm

Possibly to disambiguate this: What bugs me is the fact that -webkit and -moz have different way for each level eg -webkit-border-radius-top-left:20px; but for moz you have to have -moz-top-left-border-radius:20px; mad!!! BUT, also, it's not unusual for an API to use prefixes (like this) denoting ne...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Actually IMO the giant green android may be funnier. That and the final few seconds of the skit keep flashing through my mind intermittently. That is, when I'm not contemplating making my next fortune with fingerpaint computing . Or maybe scratch n' sniff interfaces. A real multi-media smorgasbord.

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 7:01 pm

C is a fun minimalist language but it sucks for a modern programming language. You're totally and completely ignorant dude. It is still one of the 3 most widely used programming languages in the world, and the fastest. Apache is written in C. Web browsers, C and C++. PHP's interpreter is done with ...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 6:53 pm

Apparently this has been getting much plays lately:

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 8:47 am

Haven't tried anything but I know webGL works to a decent extent, which is pretty exciting.

The new embedded object stuff will really expand some possibilities in terms of animation and video, I think, but it will take a long time to trickle around.

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 8:45 am

You need to be a little clearer about what you mean by "messed up" and post some code that you have tried.

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 8:40 am

I happen to share joebert's view, in that the standardization just hurts innovation in the end. I'd just like to point out that in no other realm of programming could you possibly say that and even consider having it make sense . No one would, and if they did they'd get laughed out of the room. If ...

Post Posted: January 28th, 2010, 8:15 am

Hey. Haven't been around much because I've been busy social networking (just kidding)...about a month ago ozzu started crashing my firefox in FC10, which I've been busy with work that had to be done in FC10. Doesn't happen anywhere else, nb. Anyway, I joined facebook last year and from the very begi...

Post Posted: January 17th, 2010, 12:36 pm

Steel Reserve is for sissies. I just found this new one at the corner deli:

STACK -- 12% alc/vol lager :lol:

That's a bottle of wine fer $1.75...strange thing is it actually tastes nice


Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 2:06 pm

I'm still suspicious that it was some sort of whacko scam. For sure. This is the ol' "dead arctic fisherman" ploy. Sometime in the next week, the priest will show up at your house to inform you that the arctic fisherman has sadly died, but in return for your thoughtfulness during his time...

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 1:36 pm

Code: [ Select ]
<a href="',$post['href'], '">',$post['subject'], '</a>
  1. <li>
  2. <b>
  3. <a href="',$post['href'], '">',$post['subject'], '</a>
  4. </b>
  5. </li>
  6. </td>

You also need to put <ul> and </ul> on either side of the foreach loop.

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 9:55 am

Joebert's smart but a little paranoid. You don't need two physically separate drives and to switch with the BIOS. Installing linux after windows is easier than installing windows after linux, because linux will respect the windows install whereas windows may not do the reverese. Most distros now do ...

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 9:41 am

For bold, use <b></b> tags.
For bullets, use an unordered list <ul><li></li></ul>

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 9:37 am

mindfullsilence wrote:
Not sure I understand the point of it, there's already so many different ways to do ajax.

Well, that looks like another one. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 9:33 am

The fact that they are telling you now maybe fallout from one of the many class action suits Comcast has lost in the past few years for doing sneaky things with bandwidth. I think there was even one in Michigan for something that amounted to double billing.

Post Posted: January 14th, 2010, 9:30 am

You have a video card that isn't integrated? Will try from adobe site instead of package manager. Based on a laptop with GMA, the cpu processing is nuts. When windows xp was on it, not an issue. No, I have a ATI Radeon, with their drivers. But I checked this on my laptop, which is integrated graphi...

Post Posted: January 13th, 2010, 1:08 pm

Start some kind of foundation.

Post Posted: January 13th, 2010, 1:04 pm

I hate to whine :roll: but: A couple of days ago I absolutely positively spent 15-20 minutes writing a response to a question from someone looking to fix a height in pixels (not percentages) based on screen height. Don't remember the name but the site had "retro" in the title and there was...

Post Posted: January 13th, 2010, 10:16 am

Until adobe gets flash.. or better yet someone else starts making flash players.. that actually run fullscreen on linux.. ignore linux. I find this a little odd -- I don't have any problem running flash in fullscreen on any of my linux installs. I'm on ubuntu 9.10 right now, but I don't think the d...

Post Posted: January 11th, 2010, 9:33 am

You have to give .middle a fixed height to do that, eg, 85%. Unfortunately you cannot use a percentage because your header has a fixed pixel size. Either you change that, or you set the height with javascript, eg: [code] MainDiv = document.createElement('div'); if (navigator.appName == "...

Post Posted: January 8th, 2010, 8:53 am

storyline was so-so Oh pooh! The storyline was great. It was reminiscent of some Disneyesque moralistic stuff aimed at adolescents, but much more kickass + less patronizing, and that does give it a broad appeal. It hinges on some "gimmick" premises but that is an essential aspect of sci-f...

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 12:23 pm

A .swp file is a vim backup file. Those usually get erased when vim closes, but if you shutdown without closing VIM they'll be left behind.

So that was left around by accident, you should delete that file since the rest of it may be a "valid" modprobe.conf

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 11:06 am

I've written stuff at one time or another in Basic, bash, C, javascript, perl, python (a very wee bit), ruby, fooled around once or twice with java and lisp, etc. The first serious programming I did was in perl, and I still love it. My largest projects have been in C, which provides a great contrast...

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 10:27 am

If you liked "Aliens", there are some superficial references to that, and a lot of less superficial, thought-provoking parallels too.

It is kind of a great, strange inversion of Heart of Darkness. Fabulous.

Post Posted: January 7th, 2010, 10:20 am

Bah! This has been done. About 10 years ago I installed a SuSe Linux because of the promise of ease and usability for morons like me. I think it was impossible for any linux distro to satisfy windows users "at face value" 10 years ago. I think it still is and should not be a serious goal....

Post Posted: December 29th, 2009, 3:29 pm

I wonder if it will work with marshmellows...mmmm.

Post Posted: December 27th, 2009, 10:28 am

Thats just stupid! Surely the browser should work for the Code. Yes, or at least it certainly seems that way when you are programming for it. However, it is not a unique or even uncommon problem in computer programming generally. "Standards" are things that are usually set by a third part...

Post Posted: December 27th, 2009, 10:13 am

I've been running a 3.7 beta for a few weeks now, haven't noticed any speed issues.

Post Posted: December 23rd, 2009, 3:00 pm

I can kind of like the more paganistic side of Christmas* -- which it does very clearly have a pre-Jesus, non-Christian origin, just the Christians co-opted it (like anything else they get their dirty little mittens on) for their own more or less political purposes. No offence tho. Happy holidays ev...

Post Posted: December 23rd, 2009, 11:06 am

I quit playing because it was using Flash and Flash player breaks on 64-bit Linux every time Flash updates. It was getting frustrating to see that "You need Flash" message all the time. I actually dumped 64-bit Ubuntu and went with 32-bit on this computer a few weeks ago so I shouldn't ha...

Post Posted: December 23rd, 2009, 10:21 am

Hey so you probably think it's like a Kangeroo, with some helping friendly pouch, right?

Guess again. They cut the thing open and killed it while the flesh was still warm! Apparently, the Mongols and Vikings both used to do that with their horses in an emergency.

Post Posted: December 23rd, 2009, 8:59 am

So when it comes to hacking, cracking and exploding, whats illegal and what isn't? Good question. I know that actually mounting a DoS attack is illegal in the US, since some kid in New Jersey went down about a month ago because he did it to some Scientology site, and the scientologists tracked him ...

Post Posted: December 22nd, 2009, 11:05 am

I don't watch TV, but I am totally positive I have heard a radio clip of some show with Alex Baldwin in it, where this exact same issue is spoofed, vis, there is some surveillance technology that doesn't see black people, and the chick says to Alex: "It's not racist to ignore people." :lol:

Post Posted: December 21st, 2009, 12:37 pm

I just looked up the lyrics for Killing in the Name of , and realistically they're about on par with Bob the builder and Mr Blobby. All three are full of 4 letter words. Actually the refrain " Some of those (th)?at work forces, are the same that burn crosses " is a fairly complex phrase I...

Post Posted: December 21st, 2009, 12:33 pm

Bingo, man, thanks. I always use XHTML 1.0 which is why the first one worked. The second one is not my site, I just did the search engine. But I can probably spoof the header for the marked up hits page, it will not matter if the page itself is uncompliant. I think...actually it probably is 4.01 tra...

Post Posted: December 21st, 2009, 10:49 am

Can you provide a link to the code you provided? I don't really know what you're trying to do, both of those divs are hidden so its hard to tell The reason they are initially hidden is that they pop up via onclick. In any case, that is all of the css code. "fixed position" is a css trait....

Post Posted: December 20th, 2009, 3:55 pm

Gosh, I guess I was really excited.

Anyway, on topic, here's my Christmas song this year: ... re=related

The xmas-y part isn't until the end, but worth the wait...

Post Posted: December 20th, 2009, 2:27 pm

Apparently, there was a facebook campaign to push drivel aside on the British pop charts and get Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" (1992) to number one this year. They did it! Which meant selling 500,000 copies of a 15 year old song.

Post Posted: December 20th, 2009, 10:27 am

I have two unrelated pages where I use "position: fixed" popups. Testing it in IE7, for one of these pages the "fixed" div does not work (which, according to all reports, fixed divs do not work in IE7, so that's what I expect). But with the other page it works. In the same browse...

Post Posted: December 20th, 2009, 9:33 am

Not really excited about the Avatar movie mainly because i am not a fan of Sci-fi movies. I feel it's being plugged too much with the expectation that it is going to be the best thing ever, so many people will probably feel disappointed as a result i feel. On the other hand, if you are a sci-fi fan...

Post Posted: December 20th, 2009, 9:00 am

I am just feeling slightly jealous of the snow in Eastern USA. I have not seen snow remotely like that for nearly 5 years now. Yo, it almost never snows in NYC (since I've been living here), but I grew up inland further north and always miss the "winter wonderland". But we did get a good ...

Post Posted: December 16th, 2009, 5:28 pm

It's just a regular ol' tcp/ip net socket with alterations to the browser and server behavior. So the fact that they would refer to the socket is slightly confusing. Which it's the server that's probably the biggest issue. Notice he was not using apache, he coded something to work with. It's what sh...

Post Posted: December 16th, 2009, 5:10 pm

Is Firefox the only one supporting it at the moment ? I see the group of companies working on it include Apple, Google, Mozilla, and Opera. No, apparently the nightly builds of Opera, Safari, and Chrome also do. I imagine the silverlight people are a little upset and will probably try to block by d...

Post Posted: December 16th, 2009, 4:49 pm

Wow. This actually works. The frame rate is low, but that may be my new ubuntu install -- I didn't want to screw with firefox on my primary partition. The API is based on openES, which is the thing used for 3D games on iphones. And it does not actually require any plug in at all, it works via html 5...

Post Posted: December 16th, 2009, 10:27 am

Just found out about this a few days ago but I'm pretty darned excited about it: Don't know much yet, I guess flash will finally have a real (open source) competitor. A competitor that can use GPU hardware acceleration! Woof! Apparently it "is supported in the nigh...

Post Posted: November 24th, 2009, 7:23 pm

I don't know if they do it for turkeys, but sometime this year I started buying these purdue "roast in bag" chickens (they are all exactly six pounds for some reason, my theory is this reflects some percentage, like, all the 6 pound ones will be roast in bag). "The bag" is some k...

Post Posted: November 24th, 2009, 5:38 pm

Well, I kind of liked your original plan, and was dying to hear what happeded, BUT: Don't you think you are being a little bit of a coward here? I mean, I will admit, I trained to be a teacher (got my BA, etc. -- I was gonna be the English guy). Then I realized I would have to actually work in a pub...

Post Posted: November 16th, 2009, 2:00 pm

But I would say from watching cboard all the time that a very high percentage of CS students (like 25%+) seem to be using primarily linux. Hell, I could say from watching the news that 90% of gay people are in favor of gay marriage, but without knowing the percentage of gay people relative to the e...

Post Posted: November 16th, 2009, 1:13 pm

If I change the "OZZU" in the URL to "SOMETHING ELSE" it actually prints "SOMETHING ELSE" on the page... so it is totally controlled by what is written in the URL. Yes. The form will not be in the page that RECEIVES the query string*, which is the page you see. Technic...

Post Posted: November 16th, 2009, 12:04 pm

It is browser-based, Joe and mk27 we're not required to download anything. Browser-based. Then they are lying. If you have a windows box, try it and see if you can discern a point where they "serendipitously" install something without making that clear, which AFAIK is still not illegal. T...

Post Posted: November 16th, 2009, 11:50 am

Technology is a crazy and unpredictable thing. We take for granted things now that even wacko optimists were not predicting 50 years ago.

Post Posted: November 15th, 2009, 10:52 am

Okay, if I have this straight they have simply gone overboard with their product in a bad way, which would be 1) probably much easier to use, and 2) certainly much less invasive, if it were web based. If they have to install stuff on your computer, it is not web based, it is "private" netw...

Post Posted: November 14th, 2009, 9:53 pm

In fact the last time I trimmed was on January 19th, 2008. Well fool it will grow faster if you trim it a 1/8-1/4" a week. In the spring I was doing double viking braids! But that was a little too hard a sell with the mohawk so now I am down to "Wolverine" style sideburns. Low key. B...

Post Posted: November 14th, 2009, 12:29 pm

You'll need to use a Server-side Scripting Language to retrieve the GET variable ( ?variable=value ) from the URL , and to generate a dynamic page using that variable. Actually CGI can be done in absolutely any language, as a CGI process is a "black box" that simply works with STDIN and S...

Post Posted: November 14th, 2009, 10:45 am

ATNO/TW wrote:
Google is all over this

Huh. That's what you miss using skins!

I heard they also found trace quantities of CLR on the moon, which explains why it still virtually free of corrosion after all these years. :?

Post Posted: November 14th, 2009, 10:39 am

The ?a=OZZU is a query string. These are submitted using a <form>. The form may not be visible on the page. For example: [code] <form action="process.cgi" id="theform"> <input type="hidden" value="OZZU" name="a"> </form> [...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2009, 1:03 pm

That is so cool.

Post Posted: November 13th, 2009, 9:18 am

For starters, I would not use dreamweaver, it will just be confusing. Use a normal text editor with highlighting for Visual Basic. If those html pages are generated server-side by VB/.NET, be aware that what you want to work with is NOT the html pages (another reason I suspect Dreamweaver will be po...

Post Posted: November 12th, 2009, 2:08 pm

Well the next time I am drunk and bored enough, I think I'll db all the facebook users, batch out some obituaries, and then get everyone memorialized. That'll be a great one for google news: ALL FACEBOOK USERS MYSTERIOUSLY DEAD! SAD DAY FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING DUDE! I think I may need a few more boxes...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2009, 3:19 pm

Not to go too far off topic, :roll: The line in red would seem to indicate something, since the web is not exclusively a commercial environment -- vis, these statistics are for commercial developers and do not reflect the totality of things. Do news site count as "commercial sites that focus o...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2009, 2:08 pm

W3schools isn't representative of the browsing public at large. C'mon. Their stats are not based on visits to W3C! It looks to me like the difference might stem from the fact that they count "the last 25000 visits to all sites" as opposed to the last 25 gazillion visits anywhere, in which...

Post Posted: November 11th, 2009, 1:46 pm

digitalMedia wrote:
You must read completely different stats than I do. Out of all the sites I host, FF never goes beyond 25%.

According to W3C FF accounts for 45-50% of browser use:

Post Posted: November 11th, 2009, 1:33 pm

Hmm...I wonder if this is just because it is the most widely used browser, just like windows wins hands down for viruses -- because people who write viruses write them mostly for windows. Which brings up an interesting question about what the "web browser" vulnerabilities are, since they a...

Post Posted: November 10th, 2009, 9:46 am

Well, I know nothing about the s3slider, but it appears to me that the content is just organized into an unordered list at the top:
Code: [ Select ]
<ul id="s3sliderContent">
Your page 1/2 thing at the bottom is just a link, but I presume these pages are auto-generated to some extent (...

Post Posted: November 10th, 2009, 4:09 am

Romantic love is grotesquely over-rated. If you haven't grown out of it after adolescence, chances are you really have failed to separate yourself from your mom completely. Subconscious memories of nursing are the fundamental root of "romantic" feelings. So whether it's one or four or thir...

Post Posted: November 10th, 2009, 4:03 am

Because of this topic I realized that has changed a bit. There are no more search button, or I'm Feeling Lucky button... I still have both of those, but I'm logged in using a skin (it is not classic mode or anything). I guess that's "iGoogle". What is weird is that I went on ho...

Post Posted: November 8th, 2009, 1:05 pm

Of course. You can check the value of an element:
Code: [ Select ]

And work from there.

You may want to look here: ... t-form.htm

Post Posted: November 8th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Not that I use gedit much, but it does spell check -- looks to me like it is a "plugin" under Preferences->Plugins. I don't know if you will have any other option, but you could look at configure --help | less in the source tarball to see if there is any possibility there (I just had to...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 12:22 pm

So in thinking that way, the internet has degraded a lot since its inception. I wouldn't go that far. It has matured and developed -- but one clear negative consequence of maturity in this case is that all kinds of "normative" standards have developed that people seem to feel bound to con...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 11:54 am

In other words it was more neutral, and today we have the Net Neutrality discussions. So in thinking that way, the internet has degraded a lot since its inception. Big business is a just a big bully again. I was just listening to NPR and they were talking about patents on genes; currently, if you d...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 11:41 am

digitalMedia wrote:
Ha! Well, color me gobsmacked. I've got to learn not to make assumptions about people. I had no idea you were nearly as old as I am.

It's because of my youthful exuberance 8)

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 10:15 am

the internet was so horrible.. I don't know. I started university in 1993. There was a 24/7 unix computer lab where you could use the word processors to type up essays. Then someone showed me a ncurses program there we could send messages with, since you had to set up an account to use the computer...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 5:21 am

Check this:
Cron Tutorials

There are at least 2 or 3 very thorough looking ones there.

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 5:14 am

Hmmm. Am I wrong or is this person's real problem that they want their alternate implementation to be "concurrent" with the latest version -- in which case they do not want there to be a latest version. As s/he says, most users don't use the latest version anyway (why bother?). So what's t...

Post Posted: October 22nd, 2009, 5:06 am

I have not done much digging to see whether there has been serious research into this subject; however, it seems like common sense can come into play. For me it is difficult to read and stay engaged with content written with very long lines, and it's fair to speculate that most people do to, so my ...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2009, 11:46 am

The way you express yourself, however, is common to almost everyone I've known who was ADHD. They express themselves in matter-of-fact absolutes which don't resound with most of us lemmings. (I don't really consider ADHD to be legitimate, but that's an argument for another day.) That is about as of...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2009, 10:24 am

Is perldoc sniffing operating systems or something ? Maybe they reverted to the old layout ? I saw this new UI that was mentioned yesterday when I was on windows, but now that I'm on Linux today I'm seeing a bland old layout. :scratchhead: I'm on linux, I'm still getting the new one. It's a little ...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2009, 9:36 am

I'm seeing an overwhelming majority of fixed width sites being on top of the popularity chart here. Well, even tho I said I wasn't trying to win a popularity contest, the fixed width is probably not the "reason" for it. Those sites could all go fluid tomorrow. I am pretty sure most of the...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 2:43 pm

I remember thinking fixed width pages looked cool. Not.

Sorry, I couldn't resist that DM ;)

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 1:12 pm

Hmmm. Sorry man, this line keeps running through my head, and I just don't think it bears scrutiny. Consider this page, if you will, It might even be "most"* but I still don't think that's a justification. "Most" people will help to destroy the planet and deny it like angels, etc...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 12:50 pm

Actually, I would say 40 characters per line is way too little for my own comfort unless I'm reading brief summaries that lead to full articles elsewhere. Otherwise, I prefer 80 to 110, I think. I don't feel comfortable going beyond that, though. Okay, but it is generally accepted (as best I can re...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 10:46 am

For me, when the text is the width of my wide screen, I tend to read the first 10 to 15 words and move on to the next line without reading the rest. It's just more comfortable for me. In fact, I find it quite exhausting to read across the full width of my screen. Yes, but you can NARROW THE BROWSER...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 10:24 am

I take it you build websites I can and have, yes! Ye you can a free holiday , as long as you fill the other 7 places with paying clients. Paolo :cry: Well, just so you think I'm not being mean, I can't really help with the templates since I don't use them myself, I just code from scratch. I could p...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 8:28 am

bayliner75 wrote:
If any one could point me in the right direction i am looking to replace my exsisting alpine connection with a download template something to advertise ski chalet holidays

Any help will do

One free ski vacation and I'll do it for you.

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 8:24 am

I'm a fan of short lines and short paragraphs, but 8-10 words-per-line is just ridiculously short. Hey, there is nothing wrong with that. I honestly find 100-140+ characters per line the most convenient to read (it is less movement for your eyes, but whatever), which is like minimum 20-25 words, an...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 8:18 am

If you find someone who knows javascript or php or perl or anything else applicable, it could be done all those ways fairly easily I think.

Here's somewhere to start with the javascript: ... ctions.cfm

Post Posted: October 19th, 2009, 8:11 am

Here's what I gave everyone last year: which now my web-dev skills have substantially improved, this years gift announcement should look better :lol: I spent $42 on a pair of pants just yesterday, that hurt, they are the most expensive pants I've eve...

Post Posted: October 18th, 2009, 6:19 am

Yeah, nice. And thank god they didn't go with fixed width. I have this nightmare because a few months ago the guy who maintains "" revamped the site and it went from one of the nicest doc sites around to an absolute piece of crap (that was not just my opinion, either, the thread...

Post Posted: October 18th, 2009, 6:07 am

Kind of interesting that he was a "pro football and baseball player" as well. I wonder if we will see Darryl Strawberry at the front of a classroom soon. :| I took that course in high school and I bet I could do 80 wpm now. But I have "golfer's elbow" in my right arm currently, w...

Post Posted: October 15th, 2009, 12:38 pm

What you should really do is put them in the oven for a few minutes afterward, like how you make a "pirate" map with the crinkly brown edges. Everyone loves treasure. ;)

Post Posted: October 15th, 2009, 12:35 pm

Hey wow! Where'd you get these? I actually gave the answer to #9 (and #6!) because I'd failed my road test already! :arrow: Okay whoops! sorry I thot that said "Canada" not "California"...however, the last car I ever owned did get impounded in Cali, and by the time they let me ou...

Post Posted: October 15th, 2009, 10:19 am

HHawk wrote:

Anyone else with workable ideas? Of perhaps an example of some kind?

It honestly could not be easier that what I suggested. If you cannot manage that, there is no point in trying anything else.

Post Posted: October 14th, 2009, 8:53 am

If the loading.gif does not have to show progress (eg, 20%, 50%, 100%) then just add a <div> with it's css trait "visibility" set "hidden". Then use onclick in the link tag to set that div's visibility to "visible". If the loading thing is suppose to indicate prog...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2009, 8:37 am

I can get a bus pass for $4 that will let me ride any of something like 100 city buses within a 50 mile radius or so as many times as I want for the entire day. I can take a back pack with snacks and stuff and go all over the place. Maybe put your phone number on there too, for the chicky-babes. :m...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2009, 7:53 am

Congrats. I never knew poker was so complicated -- I thot it was just a stupid card game 8)

Anyway I enjoyed that.

Post Posted: October 14th, 2009, 7:51 am

Hey is it just mean or is that woman a DEAD RINGER for a comic, mostly TV, actress from the 80's & 90's? I thot her name was "Terri Hatcher" but when I googled that Teri Hatcher turns out to be someone completely different. Life maybe gets complicated when you are a dead ringer for a c...

Post Posted: October 13th, 2009, 3:08 pm

HA HA! How stupid is this woman? Like, someone has a restraining order against you, but they are just gonna cringe in the corner if you harass them on the web? She should have sent flowers :lol:

My candidate for a future "Darwin Award".

Post Posted: October 12th, 2009, 3:25 pm

Great ending. :shock:

Post Posted: October 12th, 2009, 3:18 pm

The key word is mostly. Why? It seems largely irrelevant to the context here. The project could be 100% open source, it is still your project and if someone wants to AQUIRE it (keyword) they still have to negotiate with you, and that COULD include money. "Open source" is open in the sense...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2009, 12:12 pm

Are you suggesting it takes less RAM to store multi-byte characters than it does disk space ? Why would it take any less space to store the character in RAM than it would on disk ? No, I'm suggesting by and large most applications use an amount of human readable text which, relative to the other co...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2009, 7:20 am

It means the application is only 50% as efficient as it would be by simply using the encoding designed for the language, or in the case of the languages mentioned in that quote, 33% as efficient. I don't think the consequences will add up that way literally, either for the RAM or the program effici...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2009, 12:41 pm

ALH1 wrote:
I'm old-school I like coding sites from the ground up without an editor... I'll pass on DreamWeaver

Good choice. I think the dreamweaver is more like "drop out of school -- what you see is what you get" but I'm opinionated.

Post Posted: October 9th, 2009, 10:16 am

any tips on creating drop down menus and stuff? I think there are two general approaches, one is the sensible, easy way using js to make divs appear and disappear with "onmouseover" and "onmouseout", and then there is (supposedly) a more awkward and convoluted css method for doi...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2009, 8:33 am

Also very likely: the paths are screwed up. Try some intuitive fiddling with those.

And remember to turn caching off in your browser.

Post Posted: October 9th, 2009, 8:21 am

:lol: :|

Post Posted: October 9th, 2009, 8:20 am

So what do you think? Obama's fine and all, altho he has not done much of substance yet. I kind of figure this is a sure sign of how abysmal "the competition" was: ie, nobody in the world is really doing anything much to further the cause of peace recently, so it might as well go to Obama....

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 3:12 pm

I tried, but its not working, I put the code in the proper place, im just having trouble getting the image to display Well, the way I did it here was just use a path relative to the page:
Code: [ Select ]
<td class="west" style="background-image: url(gif/dwk.gif)">

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 11:08 am

In fact I was wrong. It's a table. Find line 126 : [code] <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="900"> <tbody style="background: #ffff00;"> <tr><td class="west" style="background-image:...

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 10:00 am

I would guess it is this:
Code: [ Select ]
<div id="page-body">
I didn't see any reference to it in the css files but I didn't look thru all of them. If it's not there, just add to one:
Code: [ Select ]
#page-body { background-image: url(youknow); }
Also, you have an unclosed meta ta...

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 8:54 am

The real stupid joke is the new talking flash banner for SitePal.

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 6:45 am

1) Use the w3c validator (unfortunately, the page must be on-line to check it):

2) Always test your stuff on at least firefox AND "internet explorer"

This site has a lot of good info and tutorials:

Post Posted: October 8th, 2009, 6:41 am

Not so much because the exercise would probably make them feel better, but because you cannot spout hot air underwater. I think. And who knows -- maybe a few won't come back. :lol:

Post Posted: October 7th, 2009, 12:10 pm

Please reread above and let me know if it makes sense otherwise I am gonna have to come up with another idea. I think getting a set right individually is good enough. It is effectively a brute force type method, I thought listing all possible combinations would be a challenge in it's own intially f...

Post Posted: October 7th, 2009, 7:37 am

In my opinion, CSS should take into account the positioning of elements in height/width calculations. I don't think the designers of CSS have been able to ask for whatever they want since as is, they have not necessarily even gotten what they have already asked for. Browser design is a big issue he...

Post Posted: October 7th, 2009, 7:33 am

Hi, I am root user of red hat linux but many software do not permission to edit or use. The sudoedit also deny me. How can i configur the linux so that i can use everything . Please,please help me. thank you. I always like to work as root too, but I don't have any problems like this. Could you give...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 9:07 am

Phase 2: Given all combinations provide a code and find it in the combination set. This means that your method should be able to find a combination set inside the possible combinations. I think you should explain what you mean by this (at least to me). "Having all combinations" is as simp...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 8:28 am

It's worse looking than an index-transparency based GIF. The corners look pixelated, they're missing pieces. They just look terrible for me. I actually thot all rounded corners were done that way. I'm sure it can be done well. Well, probably a .png is better... Of course, it also leaves much opport...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 8:22 am

Baked, and sunny-side up. :shock:

Post Posted: October 6th, 2009, 8:17 am

I use verizon for my phone and inet (FIOS), and I have this to say about them: 1) the phone works. 2) the inet is incredibly fast, 10mb/sec+, and very consistant. So I think what they are good with is physical infrastructure. I think they are stupid to get into web-dev, tho, because they are obvious...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2009, 3:54 pm

It has nothing to do with delays. It's because the browser is running in Quirks Mode when you omit the DTD. Okay now that makes sense! Thanks, PolishHurricane! I tested your code from post #2; it gives a correct value in FF but not (surprise surprise) in IE7. PLUS it didn't actually validate!!! But...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2009, 2:53 pm

It's good to use a DTD, personally I use the Strict one for everything, and it solves a lot of problems in the long run. I usually don't like to mess with trying to know the height/width of the browser and all that stuff, because I prefer fluid type things. In my opinion it's not very reliable. Yea...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2009, 2:43 pm

The chinese have a word for this, I believe it means something like "ghost that holds you down". I get it (very rarely) waking up and it scares the tish out of me for 5-10 seconds until all of a sudden I will get a limb to twitch. Just plain unpleasant -- I would not say there is anything ...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2009, 7:31 am

did u found any fix for this problem? I'm strugling with this problem to. img without any align property is working well. With, in IE6 I got only the blank white space where the image should have been displayed. please provide a link for the fix. thanks With regard to IE6, try this: http://206.251....

Post Posted: October 4th, 2009, 7:35 pm

PERL ROCKS!!! One mistake you're caught up in is that the second half of the substitution has slightly different escape rules than the first half. For example, you must escape [] in the first half, but these are meaningless in the second so are fine as is UNLESS they follow a string variable...guess...

Post Posted: October 4th, 2009, 12:09 pm

I've been looking around for an explanation for this, occasionally, for a while and still have not found one. This will pop up an alert with the pixel height of the browser window: [code] <html> <head> <title>Test</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content=&...

Post Posted: October 4th, 2009, 11:25 am

This Alan Grayson is a Republican, so a Republican politician is supporting a Democratic idea...that's pretty cool. Maybe i am wrong, perhaps someone can clarify how it works? Yes you are wrong. Alan Grayston is a Democrat (as I is explicit in UPSGuy's OP). None of the Republicans are supporting he...

Post Posted: October 2nd, 2009, 2:45 pm

Whoa. Is that a story. Who sends you this stuff??? Anyway, one thought I had It also also details suspicious circumstances involving the bodies of two people who are frozen in steel cylinders at Alcor: gay rights activist John Dentinger and Dora Kent, an elderly woman whose son, Saul Dent, gave Alco...

Post Posted: October 2nd, 2009, 2:37 pm

I caught him trying to pee in the trash can one time and had a conversation with him about it after I thought I woke him up. He to this day doesn't remember any of it though. Wow. I remember doing that once, totally conscious, in the kitchen, while talking to my mom. I was probably about seven, eig...

Post Posted: October 2nd, 2009, 8:17 am

I woke up shivering one night and it was because all my blankets were in a pile at the head of my bed. I still can't figure out why I pulled them all up like that..... The ulimate chicken of death, which is an eternal astral wanderer, and nocturnal, is well known for this kind of behavior. Somethin...

Post Posted: October 2nd, 2009, 8:06 am

Okay, so I have been working on my chat site (thanks to the people who have helped me test it!). One complication is that the refresh necessary to maintain the content fouls stuff like cut n' paste up (that's somewhat solved). Also, it is necessary to "autoscroll" the content div at every ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 3:44 pm

Considering 20% of the planet's population lives on <$1 day US, you might as well charge whatever you want, and whoever wants to can pay you that money. IMO, no one should recieve $150/hour for anything, inc. brain surgery...this "cost" has nothing to do with anything real. There are co...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 3:36 pm

I don't know about your first question, but as for the second one, it is simpler than you think. Use a form with
Code: [ Select ]
<input type="file"...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 1:42 pm

chrisinbc wrote:
I think that's a great idea not allowing signatures for at least 90 days and 150 posts. I'm sure that is really cutting down in spammers

I think the real reason was to encourage more gen. discussion posts to add to the Ozzu "psychological profile" database.


Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 11:45 am

I like how he says people deserve respect and concern "even after they are born". 8)

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 11:32 am

*sigh* I'm always an afterthought at 1920. :D Same theory would apply, though. I'm used to seeing SOME space just because that's how people do it, but I wouldn't target 1200 specifically. No, I agree too! I love my hi res 19" WIDESCREEN (1680 width). It almost hurts my feelings when I hear tha...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 11:20 am

Creating a smaller footer would defeat the purpose of the effect I am trying to achieve. ;) Maybe you need to rethink what you are doing then. Many, if not most, people, do not view the web at 1200px width, so either you are making this page just for yourself on your own monitor, or you are taking ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 10:57 am

A lot of the buzz surrounding that movie and the general health craze led to the salads and what not that everyone suddenly offered. Oh he eats the salads too. When they do the analysis, it turns out most of them have as much fat in as a Big Mac. The yogurt and granola is as bad or worse than the f...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 10:07 am

I just noticed that movie "Super size Me" is available free on youtube. If you haven't watched it it's great. This documentary film maker goes on a 30 day "MacDonald's only" diet -- eats nothing except what can be purchased at the Golden...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 9:58 am

Okay I am applying at UPS tomorrow.

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 6:30 am

I'd never make it long enough to find out myself. Well, I could, but I'd probably harm some co-workers in the process. :) I wouldn't want to commit myself to stress prone, concentration heavy activities, I think you would find yourself making a lot of mistakes. If all you have to do is "chill ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2009, 6:17 am

I have a few times gone 4 and 5 nights without sleep altho I will admit I did not do any coding at the time, and that I did not do it "naturally". Don't know about brain plaque, but that much time without sleep gets really interesting. I am pretty sure that the chemicals that cause dreamin...

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 3:27 pm

kc0tma wrote:
And what about touch and finger and more more more commands?

fav gcc error:

test.c:4: error: ‘long long long’ is too long for GCC

asking for:
Code: [ Select ]
long long long int x;

long long is okay tho :lol:

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 2:32 pm

Glad to throw my weight behind this one...

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 2:21 pm

Anyone who manufacturers landmines, always a good bet.

Also now I would think those "Reaper" drones. They sell like hotcakes//

(a little investigation reveals the company is General Atomics and they are traded publicly)

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 2:13 pm

It is actually french for "Fast Fashion". I was a fan briefly about 20+ years ago ("Music for the Masses"). They are no New Order. "Personal Jesus" is pretty catchy. But I'll admit, this depmod connection had never crossed my mind. So, if I can ask, what do you think ab...

Post Posted: September 30th, 2009, 1:47 pm

Well I heard it was Jack LaLanne's birthday today (actually it was the 26th). He is 95! That's right, "The Juiceman", former world record holder for most push-ups in one hour (1001), is lookin' good at NINETY_FIVE! Now if you'll excuse me I have to go throw some oranges and bananas in a bl...

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 3:46 pm

The easiest way is going to be with the externalInterface class and javascript. Unfortunately I haven't worked with that much other than to open a movie in a new popup window. Been looking for something like what you want but haven't found anything. If I do I'll post it. In the meantime do some res...

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 12:54 pm

I use the K&R style braces
Code: [ Select ]
if (whatever) { declare this, that; ... }
but am forced to tolerate the allman (or "all whitespace"), as I like to call it: [code] sub example ( arg 1 arg 2 ) { declare this; declare that; wonder if there is a program in here? } [/c...

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 11:41 am

#1 just put the .swf in the table cell.

#2 the links use onclick to fire some javascript involving the innerHTML of the cell, namely, to make it the same as it already is, which will reload the .swf

There is probably a better way to do #2, I don't know that much flash.

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 11:36 am

joebert wrote:
I'd be more interested in seeing McCains memoirs entitled, "WTF Was I Thinking ?!"

I'd go for scratch n' sniff there...phew!

Post Posted: September 29th, 2009, 10:24 am

Not to sound paranoid, but if you have money to spend, how come you cannot find someone to do the work? One thing you might consider is to lower your expectations slightly, and find someone you can trust and work with rather than someone you can throw tons of cash at. A little while ago I got involv...

Post Posted: September 28th, 2009, 5:03 pm

(Very Python-esque joke there, btw. :thumbsup:) I don't understand why I think that is funny too. :cry: Makes me think of what you could do filling skyscrapers with such beasts. ps. OMG! Notice she is in the googley-adds for this page now! A big grin, big glasses, and big mountains in the backgroun...

Post Posted: September 28th, 2009, 10:16 am

Well, at the risk of being Captain Obvious; Who cares? :lol: Really, this debate is analogous to Coke v. Pepsi, Chevy v. Ford, Blond v. Brunette, Bud v. Coors. It's been going on so long, it's made me numb and indifferent. The video did indeed suck. I made it through to about :07. Ditto. Altho I di...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2009, 4:19 pm

You start seriously risking the bends at 33 feet where the pressure has effectively doubled on you. That's the type of thing that you pick up and keep in the back of your mind. At 40 ft. do you jettison and deal with a compression chamber or the bends, or do you take the 2 mins. required to get you...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2009, 3:28 pm

Even without the safety factor, you're missing out on the action below. I can remember thinking how awesome the scenery and life changed with every 20 ft. or so on my first 100 ft. dive to explore a cavelet and a few wreck sites. You might as well be snorkeling. ;) Oh DEFINATELY I would not have go...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2009, 3:06 pm

ps. nice shirt Celandine, makes me think of a certain Beatle's song. thanks! which one, which one? Well, Octopus's Garden , I think Ringo sings. Ehh, I'm glad you enjoyed the experience, but I can't agree with you there. It's a potentially life-threatening situation, no matter the depth. There are ...

Post Posted: September 27th, 2009, 11:28 am

Did you have BCD, regulator, individual rebreather, etc. or was this one of those snuba rigs? No, individual tanks and rebreathers. As far as I can remember, all you have to do is put it in your mouth and keep it there. A few people did feel too nervous in the shallows and decided not to go, but it...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2009, 10:29 am

Hi, I am trying to find the best source code analyzer for a C++ code. Basically, I am trying to analyze the security issues (buffer overflow, SQL injection etc.) of an application. I think it will be way better to educate yourself on what those issues are so you can avoid them, rather than rely on ...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2009, 4:18 pm

You know scuba diving is DEAD EASY if you can swim. I've done it a few times in places where they don't have certification rules (or they don't obey them?). It cost like $50, you spend half an hour in shallow water by the beach, and then they take you out to a reef, the deepest you can go is maybe 3...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2009, 3:02 pm

I checked the scroll thing a few times just to make sure it wasn't just on my end, but I could easily recreate. If you need me to try it out again any time, just let me know. 3.5.3 is correct, OS is Vista Business 64-bit SP2 if you're interested in tracking specifics of the NT they decide to use fo...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2009, 9:34 am

Maybe wire up the enter button to submit your message and a shift-enter to carriage return. I think people are becoming accustomed to those behaviors and those are fairly simple to implement with javascript. Hmmm. Maybe. Maybe work on improving the scroll action, if you could auto-scroll to keep th...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2009, 7:27 am

Seriously. I started writing this as an exercise about a month or so ago, but now someone I know says he will pay me to install it where he works, so I am looking to play test it as much as possible. The idea is this (it may not be unique, if anyone knows of similar things let me know): I have a sma...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2009, 7:03 am

ummmm it's sort of a two year old review post pwnd. Yeah but it still looks quite active. Altho I am given to wonder if it is not a front for a prostitution ring :lol: I clicked on the one thread about "the top ten books of all time" and the one girl said, "Well, you can't go wrong w...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 11:27 am

UPSGuy wrote:
Now if only we could hook these guys up with someone with some design sense, they might have something. That page is awful.

At least it is fixed width :roll:

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 11:26 am

UPSGuy wrote:
I'm sure we have something out there. It would be dumb not to. I just can't picture it being centralized to the ground and underneath our country.

No it probably depends on unmanned satellites :shock:

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 11:20 am

Granted, code has grown over the years, but even 9 years ago, to prefer a working sense of functionality over a debugger hands down is a unique stance. Familiarity would have a lot to do with it, too, I imagine. Nah, a lot of programmers are so-so about the debugger. I mean you have to know how to ...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 11:11 am

UPSGuy wrote:
Does anyone read the full article when I post these things? :hmm:

No no -- I mean the one you don't know about, silly. I'll put up $500 right now they have a highly classified automated system just like that.

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 10:14 am

UPSGuy wrote:
It's not quite that dumb of a device:

Now: who wants to bet there is an American version?

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 8:10 am

Hmm. I was suppose to take part in the Yes Men fake New York Post ( event here on Monday to coincide with the UN summit. Except I didn't know what they were doing, we just had a location to show up at 4-6am, I figured it could be a rally or a "flash mob" or something....

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 8:02 am

//another article I just found that indicates Rite-Aid is right there with them Rite-Aid is crazy. They just opened a huge outlet in a brand new building they had bui...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2009, 7:41 am

lol, I really expected 'penguin' to run a bit more parallel with the f-bomb. I figured the two would go hand in hand with kernel bug fixes haha. Yeah that was my laugh of the morning. Generally they are swearing about hardware interfaces, not bugs in the kernel itself, eg: [code] /* * IOC3 is f-ing...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 5:45 pm

Okay so can anyone make it? (I need to look at JS my understanding of it is very limited) If you investigate the .complete method of a js Image object, and setTimer(), you may hopefully recognize this is not a difficult task. You just need to decide how long is too long. .onload may be better. It f...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 2:43 pm

UPSGuy wrote:
Where's that sarcasm emoticon when I really need it? *sigh*

Don't forget: :roll: which it flows in many directions :lol: The lowest form of humour, my mom always said.

I'm am sure the Russians would not be so stupid as to allow an earthquake to set off planetary Armageddon. :roll:

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 9:15 am

Umm, no, that is what "transparent" means. The provider will have to make available their policy on network management. See now to me, when I do some sort of network management or whatever "transparently" means that I do it after hours or on the weekend or something and my netwo...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2009, 9:05 am

Ummm, sure...I'm not sure which part of what I said interprets as 'paranoid', you mind showing me? Clearly now you are paranoid about being paranoid, which is well known as the worst form of paranoia itself. ;) Just remember - if someone like me didn't come along to share such unique finds, you wou...

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2009, 3:43 pm

So transparent doesn't actually mean transparent..... Umm, no, that is what "transparent" means. The provider will have to make available their policy on network management. Previously, all they had to do to explain why they would throttle bandwidth was that it serves the purpose of "...

Post Posted: September 22nd, 2009, 3:27 pm

I think you are a little paranoid. Makes me think of Dr. Strangelove ("No fighting in the War Room!"). I didn't know until now anyone had thought of building one, tho. Kind of interesting, but on the other hand it does not seem to amount to anything different than would happen here if we w...

Post Posted: September 19th, 2009, 11:53 am

Hmmm. For altimage/missing, you could load with js and set a timer on .complete -- if it doesn't happen, go with some alternate.

Write that function once, use it forever!

Post Posted: September 19th, 2009, 11:44 am

I can recall visiting my grandparents and playing with yard darts unsupervised for hours on end. I believe they were called "lawn darts"* and my friend's dad use to egg us on while we played catch with them. He was also found of holding people literally half his size underwater until they...

Post Posted: September 18th, 2009, 2:09 pm

More than that, they took mice embryos (who like a lot of mammals only have a blue and green receptor, no red) and spliced the human gene for the red receptor into them, then they did tests with the baby mice to demonstrate that these super new mice could see red (where the normal mouse could not). ...

Post Posted: September 18th, 2009, 1:04 pm

Ouch. Now here's a little more info than you may have wanted. I was just listening to NPR's "RadioLab" and the story was about this kid Wyatt from D.C. who joins the peace core and goes to serve in Zambia. He dies in a freak accident. But apparently (I haven't googled for exactly what this...

Post Posted: September 18th, 2009, 9:36 am

What makes a woman beautiful and attractive? Nature with a little bit of attitude. When does a woman become stronger than men? When she can bench press more. :mrgreen: I am just curious since Ozzu is dominated by males, Sadly, virtually everything I like to do (program, skateboard, play music) is d...

Post Posted: September 18th, 2009, 8:27 am

If this is just about the "core technology", eBay cannot lose. For an easy million they could get that core technology written again from scratch in no time at all. I would think like weeks.

These guys are just making a money grab.

Post Posted: September 18th, 2009, 4:03 am

PolishHurricane wrote:
Hope this helped.

Yep! Thanks!

Post Posted: September 15th, 2009, 8:00 pm

happy happy joy joy!

Post Posted: September 15th, 2009, 7:59 pm

CSS. Use left: 0% and width: 100%

Post Posted: September 15th, 2009, 8:57 am

This is exactly what mod_rewrite is for, you can put those directives in .htaccess, presuming it is available on the server which it probably is. I still can't post a link, but google "Rewrite .htaccess" and you will find a ton of how-to stuff. And the apache manual has documentation for it.

Post Posted: September 15th, 2009, 8:49 am

I've only done a couple of .swf's, and that was with perl ming, which is great, but it has not really been maintained for a few years and predates ExternalInterface -- which I am not so interested in doing flash stuff unless there is a straightforward way of doing page/DOM (ie, javascript) interacti...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2009, 9:20 pm

How does needing to plan ahead for more people, lower costs ? How many illegal immigrants have you ever met who pay taxes ? Yes there will be a ball in play at some point if anyone wants to look for it. I don't think I've ever read "The Atlantic". Looking at the cover for that issue left ...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2009, 10:41 am

Did you know the US Airforce will fail you for answering 10 questions wrong before they'll fail you for not answering 10 questions ? I have heard that they will fail you for answering one question wrong if the question is "How many times have you taken LSD?*" and the answer is >= 10. *...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2009, 7:44 am

I occasionally go through the forums and spend an hour or so deleting posts that just have no reason to be there. Stuff like the following, I'm sorry, I don't know either. Altho I can't remember having done that myself, I don't see anything wrong with this. I think it is kind of like: Thanks for yo...

Post Posted: September 11th, 2009, 3:17 pm

Whoa, hang on. So you guys have to pay if your wife has a baby in a hospital? Maybe i am just used to the National Health Service we have in the UK, but i find that completely wrong. Dude: one of the best stories I have heard here is about private policies that will only pay for hospital care durin...

Post Posted: September 11th, 2009, 2:51 pm

You guys are missing my point completly. I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE. No, you just want all the other things the government provides for you, such as a safe, productive, competitive environment in which to work, make money, and live your life. My point is that would be much, much more d...

Post Posted: September 11th, 2009, 6:34 am

$575 per month for a family of 3?4? to eat doesn't sound like an outrageous amount to me, altho AFAIK, the EBT amount for an individual is $150 month (and I know a few people with them). That's $5 a day. Apparently, overall productivity per worker has gone up in the US during the recession, to compe...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2009, 10:46 am

I understand this is just a movie, but the concept is the same. In my opinion someone who is a citizen of the United States that needs medical help should be able to get it whether they can afford it or not. It shouldn't also empty their life's savings. Here's a reality for you: I have a friend who...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2009, 6:40 am

Isn't being "once a thief" itself the exception? Being "once a thief" is hardly a description of cleptomania.

It's the people who are "thrice" four and five times a thief you have to watch.

Post Posted: September 9th, 2009, 6:49 pm

So I just listened to Obama's speech live on the radio, I was pretty impressed with the idea if he gets it, altho I think he should have pushed something way more "left" and forget the possibility of him being perceived as a middle path guy, since obviously the far right in America has sin...

Post Posted: September 9th, 2009, 1:34 pm

This totally reminded me of the "Iron Lotus" from Blades of Glory.

Post Posted: September 9th, 2009, 1:01 pm

I missed out on Godsmack a couple months ago because of presale tickets and the show sold out in less than 3 minutes. That kind of stuff should be first come first serve at the door on the day of the concert. The dead kind of sold tickets this way, but there were some subtle differences. You didn't...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 5:09 pm

That's absurd. I've seen their Coast Guard in action! LOL of the week fer sur, eh! Especially dig that ultra-stealth electric motor on the boat! Sadly, I think in reality the 'Nuck forces are required to do an about face, drop their pants, and bend over when confronted with ze Amerikkan ally :roll:...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 12:11 pm

I'm amazed that you've managed to conjure up a stand-off with one of the most well-intentioned member I can think of. Do you subscribe to conspiracy theories or ever get feelings of entrapment? Hey, in all honesty that is not what I wanted, and it was totally a surprise. I guess my see/hear/speak n...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 11:26 am

Given a web address such as, if I go to, I will get the index page, or if there is no index.html, I'll get a directory listing. Is it possible to get a directory listing even if there is an index.html? More importantly, if that is possible, can you prevent it? M...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 10:18 am

dyfrin wrote:
I hate to see government run companies force other companies out or reduce their employee benefits to drop costs to match...

LOL! No, US corporate execs will not allow such a thing to happen! Especially to support higher worker benefits in Europe!

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 9:20 am

Surely this proves the existence of God.

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 8:46 am

You might want to google "SQL Injection".

Also, be more specific about what you mean by "corruption". Obviously, executing any insert/update/delete command could mess it up if done badly.

Post Posted: September 8th, 2009, 8:42 am

You can arrogantly make whatever assumptions you'd like (e.g. I don't care or am behaving like a child having a tantrum). You're wrong. That flies in both directions! Anyway, I wasn't trying to offend you, I was just pointing out that I like to use a 22pt font, and then you seem to be telling me I ...

Post Posted: September 7th, 2009, 10:12 am

The thing is, for ozzu and this situation if I were to allow the div to expand like you mention what would happen is that the div would start covering google ads which is against their TOS. You cannot have menus or anything overlaying on top of any Google Ad. Ah! Yeah, that would be hard to get aro...

Post Posted: September 7th, 2009, 7:22 am

I'm right handed, but I use the mouse with my left (altho I have never been bothered about where a menu is anyway). "Upload attachment" is back today (thanks joebert). I also have astigmatism and still have no trouble reading ANY text anywhere on this site. I find some of these comments bi...

Post Posted: September 6th, 2009, 3:33 pm

It doesn't make any difference to me except the new smaller set size means if you are like me, using a minimum 22 point font, the menu is now completely unreadable (also, unfortunately, I cannot use an attachment here or even post a link to a screenshot I uploaded somewhere else, but believe me, all...

Post Posted: September 6th, 2009, 3:12 pm

Go with wide screen no matter what! Maybe not so significant with graphic design, but if you work with text a lot, IMO long line length is much superior to "the square" (shorter lines and more of them). I know there is some web design statistical research which is counter to this, but I be...

Post Posted: September 6th, 2009, 8:33 am

As someone who is called to do frequent computer cleanings as well as web programming, I meet a lot of people with viruses caused by file sharing - specifically with Limewire. I agree with joebert, it's a lot more widespread than the 11 percent. Okay, I guess you make a good point. I just think the...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2009, 8:34 pm

I haven't watched the video yet, I guess I should -- I would kill to sail around Britain.

Post Posted: September 4th, 2009, 2:50 pm

I think that 11.6% means that they have used it at least once, not that they use it regularly. The same thing goes for the 50% of high school kids, its probably pretty accurate that 50% of high school kids tried pot at least once, but not that 50% of high school kids use it regularly. Right, but it...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2009, 12:00 pm

eh? Your response doesn't seem to match up to the quote - I'm not sure what you mean? Oh, I meant that if the culture were so different that the UK now counts as part of the Borg (hopefully you get the Star Trek reference?), maybe I could see it. Like, you step outside, and there's 11% of your vill...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2009, 11:53 am

I totally get that the UK is a different world from the culture here Unless they all now have cerebellum implants and are walking around with 24/7 satellite uplinks, I think you need your head examined if you believe anything close to 11% of a population is engaged in "illegal filesharing"...

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2009, 6:43 am

I think the term you were looking for is "div". Have you tried setting the css margin: property for the headings?

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2009, 10:59 am

I have tried searching for resolutions to this matter on google, but still no results. Possibly because you do not know what to search for. For example, you use the term "body cell" but AFAIK this is not a real term. That does not, of course, mean that there is no term for it, just that o...

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2009, 10:53 am

I also heard today's zombie can operate machinery, drive a truck and fire a gun. You might want to add: win an election and find employment as a journalist. I think the undead must be suitably masked in order to enter a church tho, altho those restrictions may relax if they become clergy. :mrgreen:

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 8:43 pm

I just saw "DOOMSDAY" on dvd from the library. Now there is a great Scottish movie about "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions". The Road Warrior meets 28 Days Later with subtle shades of Aliens thrown in. It seemed dumb at first but by the end I was loving...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 9:36 am

Well, according to The Telegraph UK it looks like the ACLU and "a host of Hollywood" celebrities are now taking up the cause in addition to all those English celebrities. I can't place a link here due to the new ozzu rules, but the article at telegraph dot co dot uk is titled "America...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 7:33 am exactly is mechanical movement not bound by the speed of light? I didn't mean the lever would move faster than the speed of light. I meant the "signal reception" from one end to the other is instantaneous. With a series of mechanical gates, you would not have to wait for an elect...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 7:23 am

I just added a link to the SVN trunk where the makefile and glade files are. The compile string you posted is pretty much the same as in the makefile. I'm not sure whether you saw that before. :) Ah. No, I didn't look at the makefile earlier. I've never used glade so I didn't realize it needed thos...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 7:06 am

I tried using setInterval() but that only works with functions and functions don't loop through arrays. Yeah, the js timers are kind of neat because they fork and run in the background, but that makes them awkward because there is no actual sleep() type function. [code=javascript] var xmlrows = new...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2009, 6:51 am

Hey can we count writing a tutorial as a bonus 50 posts/30 days? I have a whole list of totally classic youtube clips just wasting away here now...:lol:

Post Posted: August 30th, 2009, 3:28 pm

Hey my personal tip for routing cable around rental properties, so you can get everything out again w/o damage: little plastic suction cup clip hooks and super-glue. Suction cup hook/clips are actually totally useless (like, they won't hold any weight and won't stick to paint at all) which is why th...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2009, 2:31 pm

I am no C pro but I do have a GTK project in distribution by debian (google seetxt at sourceforge for the homepage, for some reason ozzu is telling me I can't post links right now), which is pretty much the highlight of my programming career thus far :roll:. Anyway, you may want to leave others a no...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2009, 11:28 am

45 seconds minimum. [code] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" ""> <!-- comment --!> <html xmlns="http://ww...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2009, 11:20 am

A little weak on the content IMO (except for that line "heads ain't ready for the real" chuckle). I randomly picked the "Steez & Cheese" video at the end: Wow. If you like winding country roads and longboards, totally gorgeous. Nice ...

Post Posted: August 28th, 2009, 11:10 am

Don't forget to try the ACID as much as possible tho. :hmm:

Post Posted: August 27th, 2009, 10:03 am

Wow what a sham! This is why business and manufacturers need regulating -- hold up a carrot with dollar signs on it and any sense of personal responsibility they might have is instantly disposable.

Post Posted: August 27th, 2009, 9:57 am

I can't understand why they have to edit the original photo. I think it is good to have diversity and in the photo it implies unity despite difference. I mean, we are all human beings that can think. Being black doesn't mean being anything less of a person. It does imply a complete lack of ethics o...

Post Posted: August 26th, 2009, 4:10 pm

UPSGuy wrote:
Ick! Can we institute a new rule? Absolutely no rickrolling allowed?

Don't worry, the future is the kool keith kut-in. And you know he loves turtles just like you do :shock:

Post Posted: August 26th, 2009, 3:03 pm

By my calculations, an Intel P4 processor built using lego logic gates would require a surface area 6/9ths that of Uranus. :| However, such a processor would be infinitely fast since mechanical movement is not bound by the speed of light -- if you move a lever, the other end moves at exactly the sam...

Post Posted: August 26th, 2009, 2:51 pm

Turtle Porn!!! :lol: What made it funny for me was that I was watching Monty Python in the background, so I got that audio too. I think it added a dimension. Please tell me it was either "Upperclass twit of the year" or that one with the "it's wafer thin" line where the dude lit...

Post Posted: August 26th, 2009, 10:05 am

Wow, now that was something. Looks like it's one in a series too!

What would have made it even better is if she'd woken up at the end and bit him ;)

Post Posted: August 25th, 2009, 4:26 pm

Well this is certainly an interesting turn of events, Side note -- I couldn't tell which one was which in the photos until I read the captions. Fav line from d...

Post Posted: August 25th, 2009, 4:14 pm

Here's stuff about the (1946) 2nd video. No one was on the destroyed boats, of course. They are listed, here, under "July": One of the big ones was a battleship:

Post Posted: August 21st, 2009, 11:42 am

From what I can find online, the average male bladder is around 400 milliliters. If you hold it as long as possible you might get 500. Yes but it can run right thru from the kidneys meaning there is more room than that. I have on at least a couple of occasions, to my chagrin, reached the top while ...

Post Posted: August 21st, 2009, 9:29 am

But the main difference for an Apache pilot is that he bases his attack on the best intel at the time to reduce collateral damage or loss of innocent life. He does have a viable target. Terrorist pick the target with the greatest 'collateral damage'. It's completed misguided and it's not how you wi...

Post Posted: August 20th, 2009, 6:01 pm

Any one know how this is done? Math and/or some other cleverness. It is flash. It rotates around the Y axis when you move the mouse horizontally and around the Z axis when you move vertically. I haven't gone very far with actionscript: does it support 3D objects? You could do this with a norma...

Post Posted: August 20th, 2009, 4:48 pm

To be honest, i hate to think people think lowly of Scotland and it's Justice system (a system in which a large number of countries base their laws on). Perhaps Kenny MacAskill was righting some wrongs by releasing him on compassionate grounds based on the weak evidence he was given. I've said enou...

Post Posted: August 20th, 2009, 3:56 pm

just cause someone wants the man to finish out his appropriate punishment as already decided by a governing body does not mean they are consumed with hatred and anger all of their days. Don't be ridiculous, mk27. I do see what you mean though, but she's completely justified in being that mad. I'm s...
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