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by crazyjimbo
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Usenet
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

Re: Usenet

I dare say it is possible, but when I jumped on the usenet bandwagon, I couldn't find anything free. There are plenty of free clients out there but you also need something to search the vast archives with and find the posts to download, and that service generally costs money. In Linux, I use hellanz...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Third button auto scroll
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: Third button auto scroll

I imagine this will be a per-application feature as opposed to something you can enable in Linux in general, but you can do it in Firefox easily by going typing about:config in the address bar and entering like an URL. Search for 'autoscroll' and then change the entry for 'general.autoScroll' to tru...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Understanding math in consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: Understanding math in consciousness

I wouldn't worry too much about it. You will eventually reach a level, no matter how good you are, where you can't visualise the things you are considering, but this doesn't mean you don't understand them. I'll rattle off some examples to show you what I mean. Differential Geometry: In 3D, you can p...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paid education vs. free education
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: Paid education vs. free education

...just about the theoretical idea if you could receive 'quality education' from a free school... My school isn't free as such, but my education is. There is a tuition fee of 1,250 each year, but this is paid by the Scottish funding body. It is a Scottish thing to pay your tuition fees and I think ...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP Email Activation
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: PHP Email Activation

What tendays said, except I would give them 3 tries. 1 is a bit harsh and creates a lot of pain for the user if they make a typo (or a copy-spaghettio), and 3 attempts won't allow brute forcing anymore than 1.

It's a bit more overhead to keep track of the number of attempts though.
by crazyjimbo
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Individuality
Replies: 25
Views: 3670

Re: Individuality

From what I know about the brain (limited) and what I know about chaotic systems, it seems very likely that the brain exhibits chaotic behaviour. I'm guessing that a single neuron fired differently could easily propagate and cause radical changes in the rest of them. Thus slight change in brain = la...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Derren Brown is scary! (The System)
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Derren Brown is scary! (The System)

Jesse: I'd have to watch it again to be sure, but I think that when he asked to see her ticket, she pulled it out of her pocket. If it was in her pocket at all after the race, Derren Brown could have switched it. I would have to watch again to see if it is continuously filmed but even if it was,...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Derren Brown is scary! (The System)
Replies: 12
Views: 2417

Re: Derren Brown is scary! (The System)

Cynicism: If they really did reimburse all the other 'participants', they would easily have had enough money to have 4 grand on each horse and have him switch tickets at the end. I'm not convinced that they actually did what they said. It seems like a lot of people to screw over and stil...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)
Replies: 22
Views: 2558

Re: Pancake Day 2008! (Or Shrove Tuesday for non-secular types)

hermaj wrote:...Man, every year since primary school I have forgotten Pancake Day. Damn it.


Pshhh, Pancake Day is so limiting. It's Pancake WEEK! Now get crackin'
by crazyjimbo
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32342

Re: Re:

As for Fox...he has to be a god in some as-yet-undiscovered dimension...it's the only explanation. Did anyone watch/enjoy Californication*? Whether he knows it or not, that's the role Duchovny has been waiting his whole life for. He was perfect in it, and all the things I love about Fox were exempl...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)

The only trouble I can see with having a scribe is that the game is then dependent on their constant participation. I was keen to avoid the possibility of any bottleneck by a player absence.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)

Ok, I read the Nomic guideline and I agree with crazyjimbo (even without Nomic experience) that a whole turn of everyone voting will take a long time if done on the internet, specially if it's not done on a chatroom with everyone's attention. My first rule proposal is that instead of everyone votin...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: The [about sixth] xkcd nomic! (pre game discussion)

From the game that we played on a wiki (now dead) in this thread , the one thing that I learnt is that that particular set of starting rules will kill your game before you start. They are not well suited to online play and the rules for 'what constitutes a player' and 'everyone must vote' cause the ...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: NaCoWriMo
Replies: 19
Views: 3218

Re: NaCoWriMo

If such a competition existed (where you're really just fighting against yourself, no prizes but the knowledge you did something which is difficult) would you join? Probably not, as I can, and do, do that on my own. There would need to be some element of competition, even if it was just some sort o...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 234
Views: 41768

Re: Pet Peeves

People who don't know how to grep, but try to use the command line anyway. Uhm... I only know the most basic stuff when it comes to grep, but I still do a lot of stuff on the command line. Like just managing my files, it's faster than loading up a graphical file navigator every time. I don't need t...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21648

Re: What you don't understand

What do you say when your best friend asks you if you think they're cute? Either give an emphatic, honest yes, or find a positive adjective that is accurate. Something like, "You're more 'elegant' than 'cute'." If she's really not attractive, it's usually OK to fib a little. I am incapabl...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where do you get your news?
Replies: 44
Views: 3603

Re: Where do you get your news?

I use the New York Times website since they have a fancy RSS reader thing which lets you add your own news sources to it. I use it for easy access to The Guardian , The Times and The BBC , as well as the New York Times own feed. I find it works well and keeps me mostly abreast of what is going on in...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Would you rather....
Replies: 731
Views: 46271

Re: Would you rather....

TV shows, I don't watch that many anyway.

Would you rather prevent the holocaust, or cure cancer?

Isn't this game cheery? :)
by crazyjimbo
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I like paper cutting (snowflakes)
Replies: 49
Views: 7656

Re: I like paper cutting (snowflakes)

Wow. Just wow. I'm currently raiding my flat for the supplies I need to do this.

  • Tracing paper Greaseproof paper - Check!
  • Compass Plate - Check!
  • Craft knife Leatherman - Check!
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360047

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

There was a Robot Guitar in the guitar shop just down the road from me over the holiday period. I almost walked into the trash cans about 3 times she was so gorgeous and captivating. She really is a beauty, the photos online don't do her justice. I don't know the price but I'm willing to bet it's mo...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beat the chimp!
Replies: 46
Views: 4170

Re: Beat the chimp!

Woo, first one wrong, then flawless from then on. I guess it's either easy or really hard depending on how your noggin works.

I was all proud until I saw that the chimp does like twice as many numbers in the same time. Stupid monkeys.
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ram Disks and/or Solid State Drives
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

Re: Ram Disks

Yea, I think in theory, I would have crazy ass-access times but in practice I would probably be disappointed. If I had 4Gb or more of RAM, I'd give it a go, but I think my money is going to be better spent on more harddrives, which I actually need. I look forward to when solid state drives get cheap...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Accessories
Replies: 34
Views: 4977

Re: Guitar Accessories

I don't think I could go back to changing strings without a string winder. It makes the whole process about a bajillion times quicker. I have a nice purple plastic one, although after Googlin' and finding that one, I really want a wooden one!

You pretty much covered everything else.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ram Disks and/or Solid State Drives
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

Re: Ram Disks

That looks interesting, but I'd want my system files on something less volatile. Fresh installs just aren't that much fun! :P I'm not too concerned about the enormous time taken to populate the RAM as I would be rarely fully rebooting. It's hard to find a good balance point between preservation of d...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ram Disks and/or Solid State Drives
Replies: 28
Views: 3987

Ram Disks and/or Solid State Drives

So I've been thinking about upgrading my computer for a while, and while there isn't anything I really need , I'm curious to try a few things. As far as I can tell, my computer's bottleneck comes from accessing the harddrives as I don't do much that is computationally intensive and find that the com...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2032727

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Notch wrote:Good luck! High latency pong is a very interesting problem.


Are you talking about pong ping?
by crazyjimbo
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Imperial March (Metal Versions/Orchestra/Hand Farts etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: The Imperial March (Metal Versions/Orchestra/Hand Farts etc)

In Bill Bailey's latest show he performs a jazz version of the Imperial March. It's pretty freaking awesome. Linky.
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 152
Views: 14922

Re: I Am Legend

pieaholicx wrote:Since deus ex machina?


Hey, no fair! Let me nit pick! :P

Spoiler:
I didn't think the ending was too bad. It had to play out the way it did, it just could have been executed a little better. The colony was stupid though. Sometimes it's ok for everyone to die.
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 152
Views: 14922

Re: I Am Legend

davef wrote:
Spoiler:
How in the hell did Mom&Kid even manage to get out of the lab? There would still presumably have been darkseekers in there after dawn, since it was, umm, Dark...


Spoiler:
Also, since when have safes been designed to be opened from the inside? And not be airtight?
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Champ-de-mars
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Champ-de-mars

Hmmm... I've never seen this variant before, but it looks like the Brooke-Taylor strategy can still be applied so I'll respond with Peel
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex
Replies: 747
Views: 95697

Re: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex

'I just lost twenty dollars and my self respect :('
by crazyjimbo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18796

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

I'm practically vegetarian through no real action of my own. Two of my flat mates are vegetarian and so we almost always cook vegetarian meals. The surprising thing is we eat the same goddamn meals we would if we weren't vegetarian. There are so many vegetarian substitutes out there, that all you re...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: really basic (i think) networking question
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: really basic (i think) networking question

Yes, you said that, but you were wrong in your criticism of taptap since he was explaining how to connect two computers directly with a cross over cable and in this situation what he said is indeed correct.

Sorry, I didn't mean to send this thread so off course.
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: really basic (i think) networking question
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: really basic (i think) networking question

If they're using a router than the router itself should provide DHCP for the network right out of the box. I have my desktop and laptop hooked up to my near default home network each with a file share on a partition and they work fine. But the OP's situation and the one described by taptap involved...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: really basic (i think) networking question
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: really basic (i think) networking question

2. Static IP's need to be set. (google it if you don't know how) I ususally set the main computer to 10.32.26.60, with a subnet of 255.255.255.0 and the second computer to 10.32.26.61 (same subnet) WRONG! File and print sharing both work over DHCP. So which of the two desktop machines is the DHCP s...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: *SERVER* OS
Replies: 16
Views: 4079

Re: *SERVER* OS

EvanED wrote:
photosinensis wrote:Give me Debian or give me death!

Do you have a preference for which? I could provide both if need be. ;-)


Death by Debian?

That would be apt.
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is hard to type
Replies: 70
Views: 16983

Re: xkcd is hard to type

Strangely, for xkcd being a match that makes absolute no sense, I never type it wrong and only saw it once to remember it. Found it once, glanced, then was able to remember it 7 hours later when I came back to the site to register and stuff. Heh, I probably would have registered here months earlier...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gonna own my dad
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: Gonna own my dad

Don't go the blackmail route, that's just mean. Since you don't want 'nannying' and already seem to know it's a bad idea, I'll hypothetically tell you what I would hypothetically do. :) Just start subtly messing with the stuff on there. You know, rename some files, add some more of an 'exotic' natur...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dealing with Traffic Law
Replies: 130
Views: 10628

Re: Dealing with Traffic Law

That's just wrong. Traveling slower WILL make you less likely to be in an accident since you are better able to take avoiding action in a controller manner. O contrare monsieur! I dare thee to attempt to dodge a drunk driver going 80 while you are putting along at 5 mph along a residential! I promi...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 65
Views: 22797

Re: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?

Yea, I'm pretty utilitarian when it comes to Christmas. I would like some slippers, some clothes vouchers and some socks. I'm lucky in that if there is something I want, I tend to buy it when I want it. However the best Christmas presents are the ones you don't realise you wanted until you open them...

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