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Signed On Mar 7, 2001, 16:59
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: New Nova? Sep 21, 2006, 13:11 Jim
 

Assuming you're not joking...

Not joking. Since there was no reference to it in the links in today's OotB and I'm not familiar with the torrent sites (I do know what it is, just never use or knew the names of popular sites), I had to ask.


Suprnova was a very populat Bit Torrent site, probably THE most popular site. From it you could find torrents for TV, movies, music, software, etc. It got shut down for... obvious reasons.

Now I know.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: New Nova? Sep 21, 2006, 12:36 Jim
 
Gone the way of Suprnova?....I can speculate the reason for its demise, but can't find anything concrete

Are you talking about stellar phenomena or the PBS science series? Can you elaborate?

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: All hail the analogue revolution Sep 21, 2006, 07:55 Jim
 
As I've noted previously, nobody ever got a rootkit from Vinyl. They might be inaudibly (hopefully) watermarked but they won't be DRM'ed to uselessness either. And they wonder why they're becoming popular again.

Now if only they can be made smaller and more durable...

My music is pretty much exclusively iTunes now. My only concern is that the format stands the test of time and I can use it 10+ years in the future. Fortunatley I haven't invested that much in music- I think I wasted far more on cassette tapes when I was younger- what a waste that was.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. DON'T CLICK Sep 20, 2006, 11:31 Jim
 
"What NOT to have running on your laptop when you go through airport security..." It endlessly opens tabs in firefox and you have to quit firefox to get out of it.

Surprised firefox doesn't have a safety mechanism to prevent this...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. ironic windows errors Sep 14, 2006, 10:21 Jim
 
I couple years back I got a "low disk space warning", so I went on a deleting spree. Went into my junc files foldre and the first file I deleted got a warning "there is not enough disk space to delete this file" or something of the like- because instead of deleting when you tell it to delete, windoze makes a COPY of the file.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Trouble for Ipod Sep 11, 2006, 12:49 Jim
 
I think declining sales are due to market saturation more than anything else (being "not cool/trendy/fashionable" is a lame excuse IMO). You've got the people who are going to buy an ipod each time a new rev is introduced, and then you got the people (like me) who bought one 3 years ago and don't have any need or desire to replace it unless it dies. The former is much smaller than the latter, and as more and more of the 2nd group buy ipods, the sales figures will decline.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: No subject Sep 10, 2006, 22:52 Jim
 
Smoking has been banned in bars, etc, since 1998. Most indoor workplaces were covered starting in 1995. Only casinos, etc, on Indian reservations and some small businesses with no employees are exempt, IIRC.

Thank GOD! That shit is nasty.

Rhode Island went smoke free about 2-3 years ago. A few people complained at first, but no one really talks about it anymore. Now its strange when I'm traveling out of state and walk into a restaurant and they ask "smoking or non."

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Space shuttle Sep 9, 2006, 14:56 Jim
 
the story is a bit out of date, since its now in orbit. And the crew usually has to get out when there is a launch delay, since they have to strap in a few hours before liftoff. Also this time they had to drain the LH2 tank and refill it to correct the fuel sensor glitch.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Blue trip Sep 8, 2006, 13:18 Jim
 
USING PUBLIC RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL GAIN! NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!

Hey he's just reading Blues News, its not like he's downloading pr0n or anything...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: No subject Sep 8, 2006, 10:57 Jim
 
In the event of a water landing, your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device.

They don't do that anymore, now there's an inflatable life vest under the seat- at least on SWA that's how they do it now.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Blue trip Sep 8, 2006, 10:55 Jim
 
Blue, when you fly, do you try to book on JetBlue whenever possible? Just curious.

Have a good trip.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Damage control Sep 8, 2006, 10:23 Jim
 
To be fair, the dude probably couldn't fit into a Porsche. And with three kids it would've been pretty damn useless.

I suspect a new minivan would've been more useful, but maybe he wanted a pickup truck. Hope it's at least a fully loaded F150.

Given the choice I'd take the F-150- could you imagine the insurance for the Porsche?

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. iMac Sep 7, 2006, 08:01 Jim
 
Anyone considering getting a computer for general use (read non-gaming) should consider getting one of these iMacs. I have an older model G5 (20") and its great.

 
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News Comments > The Late Show - HL2: Episode Two Trailer
4. Re: No subject Sep 7, 2006, 07:52 Jim
 
I still haven't played Ep1 yet. I logged into steam last weekend but saw it was still 19.95. If it drops I'll probably grab it, or maybe wait until they release a whole bunch as a pack.


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
54. Re: phone line Sep 6, 2006, 11:43 Jim
 
Problem is, with vaulted ceilings, you cannot run lines through a non-existant attic after construction is complete.

The vaulted ceiling runs the entire length of the house, with only one phone jack (master bedroom) on the same side of the house as the other two bedrooms. The only way to run a line to the other rooms is outside....

There wasn't an option to run the lines under the floor?

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
48. phone line Sep 6, 2006, 08:42 Jim
 
20 more minutes to isolate it to the wire that runs up the side of the house from the line in,

So by this I can assume one of 2 things:

1. The phone line is inside the wall and your house is not weather-tight,

or

2. There is bare phone wire running up the OUTSIDE of the house.

If #1 is the case, you have more serious problems than a flaky phone line.

If #2 is the case, WTH is there a phone line OUTSIDE of the house? Sounds like a crap job by the phone company when they did the initial install, or possibly an ill-conceived DIY install? I know you can put wiring in conduits to keep them out of the weather, but its still ugly as fuck seeing these things running along the outside of a house.

I've seen an extreme case of this in my area- there's a house down the street from me (an apartment house undoubtedly) that has a cluster of FOUR satellite dishes all on one corner of the house (I assume 4 apts, even though the house only looks big enough for 3 at MOST), and a virtual spaghetti maze of conduits and cables running all up and down the OUTSIDE WALL of said house. Looks like major hack job.

Another reason I don't care to buy a pre-built house.

edit: typo's

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News Comments > Into the Black
47. Re: Snake in a shed Sep 6, 2006, 08:29 Jim
 
've had it with these mother fucking snakes in this mother fucking shed!

Haha! At least in a shed you're much better equiped to combat an invasion of snakes.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Looong weekend Sep 5, 2006, 12:57 Jim
 
Our house is essentially 3 stories (attic is "level" with one of the bedrooms) and is still DWARFED by the trees in our yard.

Doesn't sound like a good place for a backyard observatory either. Nothing wrong with being in the woods (in fact I find it highly desireable), but one of my primary criteria for my property search is having at least a portion of open sky to the south.

there's a huge hickory (I think) tree exactly on our SW corner that blocks everything. No, it's not on our property, and it'd be a shame to destroy anyway.

I remember there being an ad on TV w while back- undoubtedly promoting cable TV service over satellite- that depicted someone cutting down trees in their yard to get better signal. I always assumed it was just exaggeration for the sake of advertising, but is this something people actually DO (or consider doing)?

 
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News Comments > Labor Day Metaverse
1. google traffic map Sep 4, 2006, 16:26 Jim
 
Looks like the light pollution map with clouds moving over the continents.

 
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