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Nickname Dan =0)
Email dkupka32@gmail.com
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Description Just a guy looking for computer/audio work and gigs...
Homepage http://drdk.bandcamp.com
Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No subject Apr 21, 2008, 12:08 Dan =0)
 
Hey Bats,

I guess I've been under a rock - or, out paintballing and camping - over the last few days, but I was wondering what the countdown was for?

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11. Re: Star Wars quiz Apr 15, 2008, 14:35 Dan =0)
 
8 out of 10 as well, though could have easily been worse, I had some lucky guesstimates.

I'm ashamed to say 4 out of 10 here...

As for taxes, got those filed a couple months back and had the returns electronically deposited. Relatively straightforward for me.

Dan =0)


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2. It's like it was meant to be.. Apr 10, 2008, 22:17 Dan =0)
 
I'm not kidding; I'm seriously not kidding.

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8. Re: No subject Apr 1, 2008, 09:33 Dan =0)
 
I like the "Vintage Edition".

Same here. I actually wouldn't put it past a modder to try doing something akin to that.

Relatedly, I have an (~20-years?) old 15"-ish Hitachi CRT TV that I'd considered gutting and fitting it with mini-ITX (or micro-ATX if it will fit) mobo and hardware. I just need to find a 15" LCD to cannibalise. The rest of the hardware's relatively easy to come by. Newegg doesn't seem to have much in the way of mini-ITX, and Jetway I'm not too sure about; has anyone had experience with mini-ITX system builds? If I do get to it, I promise to take pictures of the process and post it.

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5. Re: off topic Apr 1, 2008, 09:23 Dan =0)
 
but Al Jourgensen is calling it quits.

Just when I'm getting into Ministry...

edit: and does anyone want to punch Tyra Banks in the grill? someone shut that bitch up.

I would gladly pay her to not make any more appearances in the media, if I could afford it. But I can't, so I won't. I just don't see what people see in her, really.

edit: Bats, agreed. My wondering is why a signification portion of the other 5,999,999,997 people on the planet watch her despite this, or in spite of this.

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2. T-Mobile vs. Engadget iMobile Apr 1, 2008, 08:35 Dan =0)
 
Apparently this is no joke: T-Mobile is going after Engadget iMobile for happening to use the same exact logo color.

http://www.yahoo.com/s/846879

How can this be upheld? More to the point, how is this confusing? Are there so many people who would be confusing Engadget's iMobile blog with T-Mobile? Just wondering here...

EDIT: Snowball - wow. Pros: Quick to load, easy to play (two buttons!). Cons: Severely outdated graphics. Really fricking boring as all heck. April fools on me?

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2. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 22:54 Dan =0)
 
How about a sort of "steampunk" wild west? That might be putting it a bit too closely to the Will Smith vehicle.

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32. Re: Opposites Mar 25, 2008, 15:34 Dan =0)
 
I believe they were looking for the prefix, "anti-".

or "con-"...

EDIT: There was a funny saying pinned up on a former workmate's cubicle wall at a prior job which stated:

If the opposite of "Pro-" is "Con-", then the opposite of "Progress" is...

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10. Re: Opposites Mar 25, 2008, 11:37 Dan =0)
 
So the kid gets marked off for putting "noob" as the opposite to "pro" but not for putting "live" as the opposite to "death"? Death is a noun. Live is a verb or adjective. Stupid bastard.

Just as "hopefull" should be "hopeful". I would take off points for misspelling a word; this makes me wonder if 1. the person being quizzed really is that bright or 2. this was somehow faked?

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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: TV expletives Mar 18, 2008, 07:10 Dan =0)
 
I still don't get how the FCC can hand out huge fines for indecency without defining what indecency is. I mean, I do get how they can do that so maybe I just wish it made sense.

Oh, define it they do, but it's so broad and vague that there is some a lot of leeway as to its interpretation.

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/obscene.html

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7. Re: Knowing me, knowing you Mar 18, 2008, 07:07 Dan =0)
 
i bet you have all their albums.

Nope. Actually, I have none of their albums, just one song (Dancing Queen) off some compilation album...

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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Knowing me, knowing you Mar 17, 2008, 21:06 Dan =0)
 
Is that some sort of abba reference?

What if I said yes?

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1. Knowing me, knowing you Mar 17, 2008, 20:03 Dan =0)
 
there's nothing we can do...

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8. Re: Indian Point Mar 12, 2008, 01:03 Dan =0)
 
How can Americans be so afraid of nuclear power, and still drive cars every day?

Good question. Leaving out that everyone drives cars anyway, the main reason I hear from others against nuclear power is not (just) the possibility of a metldown or some sort of Chernobyl-like disaster, but the question of where to put the spent fuel, as well if there are other (radioactive) waste byproducts in the process of fission.

Not that I'm a scientist, so I'm afraid I don't have much of an idea of where to begin in lessening concern of what I'll call a radiation event. I figure, at the very least, that modern reactors are far more reliable than the older ones, by nature of technological progress...

Out of curiosity, what -does- happen with the waste - whatever form that might be - and might that cause any problems, ecologically/biologically speaking?

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EDIT: Personally, I think if reactors have come to a point where they're 99.9% stable and are efficient producers of electricity in comparison to other means of production, then I say why not? Apart from the initial cost to develop a reactor, of course... EDIT2: ...or to maintain them. (What's the MTBF on those things anyway? Not that I'd want to be anywhere near one if and when it happens... Heh.)

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11. Re: No subject Mar 11, 2008, 10:24 Dan =0)
 
Shockingly accurate.

I find a lot of those very creepy... accurate or not.

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1. Daylight Saving Time Mar 9, 2008, 17:28 Dan =0)
 
I had thought about this earlier: the name Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate in that we don't really "save" any daylight time, with the way I parse the term anyway; a more suitable term would be something along the lines of "Time-Shifted Daylight Time," with the period we know as "Standard Time" either kept the same, or termed "Unshifted Time." Of course, this is more unwieldy. Why we don't just split the difference, set the clocks half an hour earlier or later (depending on the "Time" period) is beyond me.

Then again, I am not a chronologist.

Oh well.. time to make dinner.

Dan =0)

EDIT: And just now I read the OotB linked article on DST...


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2. Weird font issue Mar 1, 2008, 15:52 Dan =0)
 
Hey guys,

I'm using my mother's Dell XPS M1710 notebook running WinXP - resolution is set to 1920 x 1200, and I've got all advanced font settings set to Tahoma 16. For some odd reason, while most elements of the display show the new settings, items like the entire "Run " dialog show only small text, no matter how I try to modify font size settings (Control Panel - Display - Appearances - Advanced).

Any ideas as to how/why the Run command (as an example) displays such small text? Windows bug? Something I'm missing?

Thanks in advance,

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22. Re: the PoS car Feb 27, 2008, 21:27 Dan =0)
 
It was a nice bit of satire.

I thought the same of RoboCop (another Verhoeven flick).

We need you all. Service guarantees citizenship.

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8. Re: Weather Feb 10, 2008, 16:40 Dan =0)
 
Is that the same New England?

Unless Massachusetts somehow entered an alternate dimension briefly, then yes, I'm afraid it is.

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6. Weather Feb 10, 2008, 16:29 Dan =0)
 
Last night - a bit snowy, not too bad though.

This late morning/early afternoon - thunder and a bit of rain, but warmer... snow's mostly settled if not melting away.

Decide to go to Watertown and Arsenal malls to check out DVD deals, if any...

In the span of ten minutes, while out until about 15 minutes ago...

1. Turn into Watertown Mall parking lot - sunny, not too cold, felt like it was in the mid-40s (F) - proceed to go into mall, look around, etc. (It's a tiny mall, really.)

2. Get back to car, turn out of the parking lot to head toward Arsenal mall across the street - overcast, flakes start falling.

3. Park, open door at Arsenal - VERY windy, with heavy snowfall. Get Casshern DVD, head back to car.

4. Close car door, head back home (less than 5 min away). Not even 1/4 of the way there the snow stops, all is sunny again and (relatively) warm.

Granted, I live in New England... but WTF?

I swear, the longer I live here, the more I swear I recognize that the weather patterns are more random MORE frequently (and thus, more chaotic??). Maybe it's just me.

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