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Nickname Dan =0)
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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. More fun medical news... Jul 1, 2008, 21:16 Dan =0)
 
Well, had my bone mineral density / DEXA scan yesterday. I'll find out the results of that in about two weeks, when I next see my physician.

My mother called me this afternoon and told me my sister's been diagnosed with celiac disease. So, her kids will be tested for it - and I might as ewll, too. It would further explain the osteopenia I may and possibly will have...!!! Ain't life grand?

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35. Re: Smart Cars Jun 26, 2008, 20:07 Dan =0)
 
My Brother and I picked up a Scion XB (Toaster on wheels) when they came out and have been happy as hell with it. The thing has one of the best drivers position of any car I've ever owned (I've owned close to 40), plenty of room and its great on gas.

Heh. "Toaster (or box) on wheels" is why some people I know wouldn't drive it; that, and the fact that the older models at least seemed smallish from the outside.

For comparison's sake, I'm driving a '98 Hyundai Elantra station wagon that, if my calculation is correct, gets around 29MPG overall. Not great, not bad, I guess. Heck fun to drive, though, as it has a manual shift, which no one in my family would touch with a 40-foot pole. (They all drive automatics.)

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20. Amish Teen Making Life-Changing Decision Jun 24, 2008, 21:17 Dan =0)
 
Figured this might fit under tech news, sort of...

iPod, or God?

(Me: Why not both?)

http://www.yahoo.com/s/905517

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19. Re: No subject Jun 24, 2008, 20:54 Dan =0)
 
And shame on you Dan for watching Dr.Who

I realize you must hate Dr. Who along with everyone of us oh so much but what's wrong with the current incarnation of Dr. Who?
 
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17. Re: No subject Jun 24, 2008, 20:44 Dan =0)
 
Ahh I wanted to be able to summon the chopper at will...I believe that was the reward for killing all the pigeons is it not?

Bah. All this GTA IV talk makes me want to get an XBOX 360 or PS3 (which just might break my self-imposed Sony-buying-ban) and play... I got a taste of it at a friend's house yesterday on his 52" HDTV and I must say it was gorgeous. We decided to, er, make a game out of running over pedestrians for the heck of it to quickly pass time before watching an episode of Dr. Who...

EDIT: Must add that while I did think the detail was great, the colors looked a bit washed out in a sort-of brown/sepia tone. Might've been because friend's nephew's PS3 wasn't configured for friend's TV... either way, I also realize a lot of people say GTA IV in fact looks better on XBOX360. Friend's nephews claim it's the PS3's lighting (or some such) that makes it somehow more realistic.

Anywho, on another note, Spore Creature Creator is, in my humble opinion, not really much to write home about, so far....

Anyone up for TF2, BF2 or BF2142? And the $6M question is: Anyone here still play Guild Wars?

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13. Re: No subject Jun 21, 2008, 20:55 Dan =0)
 
I'm just surprised nin hasn't broken the counter yet.

There was one point in the last couple of weeks where nin had to create a new login due to some password glitch, jokingly attributed at the time to his high postcount...

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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Normally I'm not into watching sports Jun 18, 2008, 00:47 Dan =0)
 
on TV, but I gotta hand it to the Celtics - the last quarter of the game was pretty intense, I thought.

I caught most of it, split between setting up A/V at a friend's house, and meeting up with another friend at a local Cajun restaurant (Border Cafe).

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5. Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Rulebook Jun 7, 2008, 04:23 Dan =0)
 
At least one of my friends who are avid D&Ders will be picking the entire set up. Me, I'm starting up a ST:TNG campaign...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Asleep @ teh wiil. Jun 6, 2008, 16:40 Dan =0)
 
What in the hell is this?!

A couple comments up, "DejaMew" presumably is "sending" dots to "JCK4K" as a birthday present. DejaMew continues going on for a couple posts talking about what s/he imagines those dots look like.

Either way, it's dumb.

EDIT: Translation -

icanhascheezburger-ic
"hmmmm . . . . . de dawtz wif spacez be kinda lyke de froot salid wif poppiiseeed sawces. . . . . . . . .. it be gewd eivver way!"

English-ic
"hmmmm . . . . . the dots with spaces are kinda like a fruit salad with poppyseed sauces. . . . . . . . .. it's good either way!"

Not that I'm fond of reading the captions or (especially) the comments, which sometimes make my head hurt as to the in(s)anity of it all...

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Happy birthday, x86! Jun 6, 2008, 00:05 Dan =0)
 
Break out the cake and the candles.

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15. Re: Key to All Optical Illusions... Jun 3, 2008, 23:28 Dan =0)
 
I think the reason humans age has something to do with regenerating cells or the lack of it.

Even more specifically than that, I remember hearing/reading something about telomere length having an involvement with the lifespan of a chromosome (and ultimately, a collection of cells that makes up a human or other animal).

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10. Re: USB Flash Drive - toast.. rescue? Jun 3, 2008, 14:00 Dan =0)
 
I believe the "freezer trick" has to do with the moving platters, which would make it useless on a flash drive. I could be wrong though.

As for recovery companies, aren't they prohibitively expensive? What could you possibly have on a 128MB flash drive that would require that kind of expense to recover?

And no offense, why would you only have 1 copy of something on a flash drive which can be easily lost/stolen/thrown-in-the-laundry, etc? Unless it was something you kept in a safe/bank/etc and you thrashed it while examining it.

I could understand paying someone to recover the HD on your desktop if you have no backups. Or maybe something similar if it's business/finance related. But a flash drive really shouldn't be your one-and-only solution for anything unless it's just a copy sitting in a safe deposit box.

Should've cleared up that this was not my own flash disk, but another person's. Documents were saved onto the flash drive directly, perhaps out of habit, or for other reasons. Either way, the drive is not responsive.

Yes, recovery companies are indeed expensive. (User has now decided to forgo and cut losses, anyway, so this is a non-issue. Already explained to the user that a copy of the document(s) can be saved locally...)

At this point, I'm doing this out of curiosity, considering that there's little else to lose.

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7. USB Flash Drive - toast.. rescue? Jun 3, 2008, 12:49 Dan =0)
 
I have on my desk a SanDisk 128MB flash drive that isn't powering on on multiple systems. Tried multiple USB ports, powered and unpowered, no dice.

I'm almost tempted to try the freezer trick used for magnetic HDDs, but somehow I don't think that will help; as well, I'm not up to soldering the flash mem chip onto another flash drive, if that's even possible..

Declare it dead and move on? (Critical files on this one.)

EDIT: Drive recovery companies will probably be the last resort...

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News Comments > Prince of Persia Details & Trailer
13. Re: No subject May 28, 2008, 21:42 Dan =0)
 
Persia: Prodigy

Breathe the pressure! Come play the game and I'll test ya!
Psycho-somatic, addict-insane!

Cooooommmme plaaaay my gaaaaame.
(so says Ubi.)

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4. Re: New MP3 May 25, 2008, 23:16 Dan =0)
 
even though it sounds neat.

It does sound neat technologically speaking, but then is it a valid "artist recording" if the user can alter it that way? I don't mean to start a war, but I have the feeling there could be (at least some) musicians who would be up in arms about this. I would be fine with it if the volume levels were reset to their defaults upon closing the file in case the user, say, mutes Axl Rose in his efforts to sing "Welcome to the Jungle".

Apart from that, also agreed that it would have to top mp3's quality/small file size/drm-lessness.

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8. Re: precious May 21, 2008, 22:13 Dan =0)
 
never read of it, only heard of it.

I've neither read nor heard of it, myself...

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6. Re: precious May 21, 2008, 21:59 Dan =0)
 
I shall never doubt you again, kind sir!

Doubt me all you want. I'm not right all the time, you know.

But yes, looks like exciting news indeed.

I just have one question: Where does all the time go?

All I've managed to: Look for missing dish towels (FAIL - long story), pick up my room (in progress...) and do laundry tonight (in progress...). Other stuff I'd wanted to do / get done, like messing around on my brand-spanking new synth, has been put on the curb for now; then again, tonight is my only "free" night for the foreseeable week.

To sum: I get older, time appears to move faster. Maybe some physicist would like to study age vs. relative perception of time and space? (I kid.)

Any case, quite a few movies out now and that will be out that I'd like to see - hard enough to choose one, let alone multiple, and in what order... on top of figuring out how to use the rest of my dwindling spare time.

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4. Re: precious May 21, 2008, 21:24 Dan =0)
 
Over this?

Not Acceptable

An appropriate representation of the requested resource /news08/080521j.php could not be found on this server.
Apache/2.2.8 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8b DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at www.darkhorizons.com Port 80

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1. Whoa May 21, 2008, 20:04 Dan =0)
 
Just happened to catch the evening update right now..

My site, hosted by 1and1.com, has been down for the entire day.. called support, and they say just sit tight and wait as there's a problem with the hosting server on which are my own and others' sites...

Whee!

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3. Warhawk May 20, 2008, 23:26 Dan =0)
 
Yup, but I have the feeling your prognosis was far better at the time than mine. And now I'm 30, around 180lbs and 5'8" something or other. Sometimes still called "retarded", or inexclusively from someone we all know and hate, "tard", ( ) from time to time, but otherwise I'm all right. Go figure.

Anywho, off to sleep in a bit.

Have a good one and see you guys at my next lurk/post.

EDIT: "Crunshing Data in a Hard-Hitting Sport" - why was I thinking of Star Trek: TNG when I read that headline..?

Dan =0)

PS There's a political joke somewhere there in that Mexican donkey story...


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