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Space Station Crew Drinks Recycled Urine

RpiMatty Re:Nonsense. (349 comments)

No where in your quoted section is the OP saying that 31% of US births should have been eliminated.
He said that 31% of US births WOULD NOT have happened in the past.

Big difference between saying something would not have happened in the past, and saying something should have been prevented.

The OP is right in the fact that modern science is changing our overall genetic makeup.

Your wife fell off a horse. Maybe she was taught improperly, maybe horses don't like her.
In the past when riding a horse was a primary mode of transport, your wife would be at a disadvantage. If she fell off a horse and couldn't have kids that removes the can't ride a horse trait from the gene pool. Note that this could be a learned behavior. If your wife didn't learn to ride a horse properly, odds are her child would also learn incorrectly.
Had your wife not broken her pelvis and been able to have a natural birth, then the strong bones / knows how to take a fall trait would have been passed on.

more than 5 years ago

Sarah Connor Chronicles — Why It Died

RpiMatty Re:The Real Answer (834 comments)

Well Scrubs was on for 8 or 9 years, so thats a pretty good run. I think Bill Lawrence and Zack Braff are done with the show, even tho its being renewed by ABC.

After Fox canceled Space above and beyond, and NBC canceled Earth 2 and SeaQuest, I pretty much gave up watching SciFi shows on the major networks.

Lately I have been very hesitant to start watching new tv shows. I only have so much time and don't want to waste my life infront of the tv. Now that Scrubs and Earl are gone, thats 2 less shows to watch.

I am glad all the idiots like this reality television, I am not tempted to watch this crap, giving me more time to spend doing other things.

more than 5 years ago

Drive-By Download Poisons Google Search Results

RpiMatty Re:Wouldn't... (136 comments)

Go to Tool->Options->Applications section.

Look for Adobe Acrobat # Document or Application/pdf and make sure it is set to Always Ask

No need to install an extension for this. Now you can choose Open which will download the pdf, save it to the temp dir, then open your local pdf program. Or you can choose Save and save it somewhere.

The main reason FF will freeze is because the Adobe plugin will display the first page of the pdf as soon as it can. Then if you hit page down before the next page is finished downloading the plugin barfs and locks up FF until the pdf is downloaded or until you kill the adobereader.exe process

more than 5 years ago

Astronauts Begin Final Spacewalk To Repair Hubble

RpiMatty Re:I love NASA TV (94 comments)

How do I watch NASA TV????
Using firfox on winxp here at work and it keeps redirecting me to a help page.

Apparently it thinks I need to install more plug ins... but I never even get a chance to see the webpage with the video.

Have a stream address I can plug into VLC?

more than 5 years ago

Options For a Laptop With a Broken Screen?

RpiMatty Re:...and what if the video card is fried, too? (544 comments)




Search for usb video adapter mac to find external video "cards" For less than $100 you can get an external video card.

more than 5 years ago

"Good Enough" Computers Are the Future

RpiMatty Re:Smart enough... (515 comments)

I have a drive I need to mount when I'm in the office.
I don't remember the exact reason why I didn't want to make it persistent across reboots, (probably because it annoyed me when I wasent in the office and would try and reconnect)

Paste the following into a bat file.
@echo off
net use > %temp%\NetDrives.txt
findstr /C:"\\Server\Folder" %temp%\NetDrives.txt > nul
if %errorlevel% equ 0 goto alreadymapped
net use * \\Server\Folder PASSWORD /user:USERNAME /persistent:no > nul :alreadymapped
net use > %temp%\NetDrives.txt
set _foundit=No
for /f "skip=6 tokens=1-4" %%G in (%temp%\NetDrives.txt) Do (if %%I EQU \\Server\Folder set _foundit=%%H)

if %_foundit% EQU No goto error :found
start explorer %_foundit%
goto end :error
echo Some kind of error.
echo type 'net use' to see whats wrong
pause :end
del %temp%\NetDrives.txt > nul

A very simple bat file would be
net use * \\Server\Folder PASSWORD /user:USERNAME /persistent:no > nul

more than 5 years ago

Why There's No iTunes For Movies

RpiMatty Re:Actually, there is an iTunes for movies (474 comments)

Yeah, using firefox it asks you to download a small exe that will give you a code.
Then you paste that code into the ms website and it gives you the update.

more than 5 years ago

Quick Boot Linux Hopes To Win Over Windows Users

RpiMatty Re:Corrections to TFS (440 comments)

Thank you. Someone else here knows how to read.

more than 5 years ago

The Science and Physics of Back To the Future

RpiMatty Re:Explain how future Biff returns the DeLorean if (436 comments)

Ok I think I got it. Damn you for trying to ruin my childhood memories of one of the best movie series.

Future Biff gives 1955 Biff the almanac.
1955 Biff thinks it a bunch of bull. At that point in time 1955 Biff doesn't believe the almanac, so there is no change to the timeline, so Future Biff goes to the "normal" future (the time he came from)
He puts the DeLorean back.
Then 1955 Biff realizes the almanac is real, then the timeline branches off.

about 6 years ago

How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library?

RpiMatty Re:Labels (485 comments)

For the large majority of the population, download means "get it from the internet" which is what Websters says. For them upload means "send it to a website" which again, agrees with Websters definition.
So no surprise that Wikipedia's definition is based on what the words mean to a large majority.

I found this on the web, but am not an IEEE member so I can't confirm

IEEE Std 610.5-1990. IEEE Standard Glossary of Data Management Terminology.
download (A) To transfer some collection of data from a computer memory to another storage location. (B) To transfer
some collection of data from the memory of one computer to the memory of a second computer that is relatively smaller
than the first; for example, to transfer data from a mainframe computer to a microcomputer. (C) 610.5-1990

upload (A) To transfer some collection of data from some storage location to a computer memory. (B) To transfer some
collection of data from the memory of a small computer to the memory of a relatively larger computer; for example, to transfer data from a microcomputer to a mainframe computer.
(C) 610.5-1990

about 6 years ago

How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library?

RpiMatty Re:Labels (485 comments)

Downloading - Transferring a file from a higher level device to a lower level device. Going DOWN the chain.
Your PC is above the PLC, so you download the ladder logic to the PLC. Your PC is at the bottom of the list on the internet, so you download from web/ftp servers to your PC.

Uploading - Transferring a file from a lower level device to a higher level device. Going UP the chain.
You sending a file to a server, the server is higher up so you UPload. The PLC is below the PC so you UPLOAD the plc program to your PC.

Is how I understand up and down loading.

about 6 years ago

Time Warner/Viacom Rift Healed, Pending Details

RpiMatty Re:A red new item? (75 comments)

I was watching TV last night (1/1/09 around 8pm) and Viacom was STILL running 30 second ads saying how Time Warner removed 19 channels from your lineup. Along with the Time Warner phone number. So it looks like Viacom was prepared to remove the channels and wasn't bargaining in good faith.
A deal was made, yet Viacom already had the ads lined up and still ran them, even tho the channels were still on the air.

Earlier this year it was Lin TV and TimeWarner (CBS in Buffalo), now Viacom and TimeWarner. I just wonder how much more my bill will be in a year from now after every other company demands more money from TimeWarner.

about 6 years ago

Tales From the Support Crypt

RpiMatty Re:the website is down (855 comments)

Click on Unix at the top of the webpage.
Then you can type stuff and play with a terminal.
Could this be why the site is watching what you type?

about 6 years ago

Tales From the Support Crypt

RpiMatty Re:We're so smart (855 comments)

Why the hell would you want to change a user's password from what they entered?

So I'm the Luser and type "pink ponies " for my new password.
Your software silently changes it to "pink ponies"
Tomorrow I get to call the help desk because my new password doesn't work.
Now your calling me a luser since I can't remember a password for 24hrs.

about 6 years ago

Google Chrome Is Out of Beta

RpiMatty Re:Credit where credit is due (444 comments)

Choose File->Exit or Quit to close all open firefox windows, and it will remember all of them when you restart it

more than 6 years ago

Obama's "ZuneGate"

RpiMatty Re:so? (608 comments)

The Refurb Sansas that I got from Woot actually had metal colored 3d stickers spelling out REFURB on the back. I was able to scrape them off, but some of the adhesive remained. I think its gone by now.
I you get a Sansa E2xx series, get a v1 so you can use Rockbox on it. I don't think Rockbox works on the v2 sansa e2xx series yet.

more than 6 years ago

Relentless Web Attack Hard To Kill

RpiMatty Re:noscript (218 comments)

SO WHY CAN'T YOU WHITELIST THE SITE THAT YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT? Along with any other sites you support?

Its not that hard to build up a whitelist. The first time you visit a "trusted" or regular site, add it to the white list. Does it have any subdomains, or "partner" domains that you also need to add? Go ahead and add them.

So many people complain about how NoScript breaks pages, but its really not that hard at all to setup a whitelist.

Now when your redirected/accidentally click on a link to dgdrklgdr.com/e3rer it can't run any javascript on your pc.

more than 6 years ago



What do you use to document your projects?

RpiMatty RpiMatty writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Matt (834853) writes "What do you use to document your projects in a Windows environment?

Despite the face-lift Word 2007 still likes to auto-format and move stuff around on me. I just don't understand how its going to react to my input. I am looking for some way to create some decent looking documentation. Pretty basic stuff, some text, some lists, some tables, maybe a couple screen shots.

In the past I have played around with Nvu http://www.nvu.com/ to make an html file, which I would then print to a pdf. That was a very round-about way to get a pdf.
Now I just found proTeXT http://www.tug.org/protext/ and will try learning TeX. Any other suggestions?"


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