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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...
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Signed On Jun 25, 2004, 06:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Into the Black
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Feb 10, 2008, 04:23 Dan =0)
 
I guess I'm runner-up for last place today, as I spent $9.99 on an inexpensive Hohner C-tune harmonica.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Youngsters not happy... Jan 31, 2008, 20:54 Dan =0)
 
Repeat from the morning metaverse?

That said, bah. You may not believe this, but I was a youngster once. And, I had no problem with my parents going online!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 19:11 Dan =0)
 
Anyone use dogpile?

Only about five times, all during college.

Dan =0)

PS 3 more posts until I'm not even remotely a quarter away from nin's count...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 15:32 Dan =0)
 
Lycos is more a portal now than anything, and WebCrawler appears to have become more of an aggregate search engine, tying together several other engines (Google, Ask.com, etc.) at once... so I suppose WC is effectively "dead" as a stand-alone.

Also, um, I hate to admit, but *raises hand* hi, I'm Dan =0), and I was an AOL user up until around 1997 when at home.

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News Comments > Futuremark Games Studio
3. Re: finally Jan 29, 2008, 12:31 Dan =0)
 
What they fail to mention is to actually play it as a reasonable frame rate you have to have a computer sent back in time from roughly the year 2102.

And that's just on the low settings.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2008, 11:37 Dan =0)
 
I didn't really get into the online gaming arena much (dialup or otherwise) until I hit college, except for a two-week course at WPI (between sophomore and junior years in high school) in the summer of 1994 where a group of students and I played DOOM. Webcrawler was introduced to me at WPI, as well Lycos. Yahoo? A mere search engine rather than a full-out busy-looking portal.

Netscape was "the bomb" back then, too. Running on Windows 3.11.

Memories.....

Dan =0)


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News Comments > Tuesday Game Reviews
1. Tuesday Hardware Reviews Jan 29, 2008, 10:58 Dan =0)
 
This should be Tuesday Game Reviews, I think.

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Real Superballs Jan 17, 2008, 21:03 Dan =0)
 
I had a "flying disc" (frisbee) from that company, that was made around.. oh, in the late 1960s. That thing was really freaking sturdy as all heck, unlike this cheap made-in-(pick your southereastern asian country of choice) crap that I usually see now.

It finally met its bleached and broken death after it got stepped on one too many times over the course of its life..

Dan

PS My old x700 PCI-Express card seems to work in my "new" PC. No more sharing memory between the video chipset and system!
 
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2. Drums Jan 13, 2008, 17:38 Dan =0)
 
I don't know if anyone here's seen this (most likely you have), but I figured I'd share with everyone..

http://www.videosift.com/video/100-people-drum-in-order-of-age

The simple things in life...

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: No subject Jan 10, 2008, 00:23 Dan =0)
 
I wonder who will be in Soul Calibur 5.

Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, and the Cat in the Hat.

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19. Re: Elvis Jan 8, 2008, 14:59 Dan =0)
 
peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches

That just seems like a disgusting combination to me.

Then again, I guess I'd be willing to try it - I had some "Dough" (VERY salty drink) for the first time at an Afghani restaurant while visiting friends in Virginia/DC. I would never drink that just by itself.

But.. frying the sandwich? I didn't know about that, either.

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14. Re: AACK! Jan 8, 2008, 14:32 Dan =0)
 
edit: Never been a Erasure fan, but I have a ton of Depeche Mode stuff...

Hah.

I've got several DM and Björk albums...

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6. Re: AACK! Jan 8, 2008, 12:09 Dan =0)
 
It was a remix of "Oh L'Amour".

While I like Erasure, I can't say that I have that song, original or remix. Sorry Warhawk

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4. Re: No subject Jan 8, 2008, 12:02 Dan =0)
 
Batman, Portal and Peggle sums it up. Do you play TF2 by any chance? Roomie who also has Orange Box doesn't seem too fond of TF2's cartoony graphics. Just wondering how many here might want to, or be able to, get together in a match.

Also, I got around to updating Guild Wars.. so I might hop into that for a while tonight.

Blah. So many single-player games to wrap up, too. So little time...

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2. Re: No subject Jan 8, 2008, 11:41 Dan =0)
 
I'm sure he's at CES right now.



I remember a ridiculous segment on radio where a DJ and cohost were trying to call out Elvis' spirit in the manner of a seance(sp?), on his birthday no less. Somehow, it worked - through the magic of celebrity voice impersonation, of course.

What I don't understand is why some people insist he's still around - does it have to do with the Elvis performers who're so convincing? (E.g. Bruce Campbell in Bubba Hotep. )

Dan =0)

PS Hey nin, did ya see my post from this morning in Into the Black?
 
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