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Real Name Joe Stoner   
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Signed On Mar 6, 2003, 17:30
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11. From the "own" a color article Aug 12, 2004, 11:38 webmasterjoe
JR Freeman and Son have registered the first six bars of Bach's Air on a G String
I don't think that is what they meant to write.

Bach's Aria in G, maybe? I can imagine a writer transcribing from a phone conversation, and he/she just wasn't paying attention. Someone who knows more about classical music help me out here...

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19. Re: B-Day Jul 28, 2004, 12:01 webmasterjoe
*whips out large peace pipe and takes a large toke then passes it on.*
Whoa, hey, didn't know it was this kind of a party, etc., etc...
*puff puff pass*

Happy Birthday Ray!

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1. this probably won't show up... Jul 15, 2004, 11:55 webmasterjoe
I'm guessing this comment won't show up... but I would look into using those perl scripts to generate static html pages. The Fark link seems to have gone to a perl script, and while perl is a pretty zippy language, it's still more overhead than a straight-up html page.

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23. Re: No subject Jul 13, 2004, 17:04 webmasterjoe
The petroleum companies obviously have an alternative source up their sleeves and are waiting until they have bled dry those who will pay for petrol.

I have to take issue with your use of the word "obviously." I don't think there's been enough evidence of a covert alternative energy source researched by oil companies to say it's obvious. And businesses typically don't like to fund R&D projects that will destroy the business's main source of income - even under the guise of keeping it under wraps until their customers are "bled dry."

I tend to shy away from that sort of conspiracy theory thinking, though. And I don't think the oil company execs are competent enough to come up with an alternative energy source, especially while keeping other parts of the business profitable enough for the company to not go bankrupt.

The oil companies want oil to stay popular. The US government has so many ties to oil companies that it also wants oil to stay popular. And besides that, if I were in government, I wouldn't want to risk the sound bites that would surface if American taxpayers were funding spinach solar power. (I'm pretty sure that's the sort of negative spin it would get)

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9. Re: Canada Day Jul 1, 2004, 12:18 webmasterjoe
Shouldn't you have posted that in French, and just pretended you couldn't speak English?

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4. Re: ... Jul 1, 2004, 11:42 webmasterjoe
I guess this is why it took them so long to release such a crappy album. They were busy fighting the "tyranny of the Bush regime" with a lackluster flash game.

Craptacular. The B-boys aren't the folk I look to for political information. And they don't even give any reason behind it - just battle against the evil government, because the Beastie Boys say so.

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18. Re: sample label Jun 30, 2004, 12:28 webmasterjoe
I'm looking forward to this one as I've bypassed ... around the world in 80 days

Hearing that Jackie Chan is in this movie reminded me of South Park's Russel Crowe:Fightin' 'Round the World!

Are the two movies essentially the same? Because I might just save myself $10 here.

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7. Re: Lawnmowers Jun 28, 2004, 12:24 webmasterjoe
Professional Grass Manager.... that sounds more like the title of an overpaid kid mowing the lawn.

There isn't much management going on, is there? "Hey grass - get shorter!" Or, "Hey grass - keep growing!" That's about all the management the grass needs.

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9. Figured out the rose petals! Jun 7, 2004, 11:46 webmasterjoe
I figured that one out fairly quickly... usually those sort of "guess what the rules are" puzzles take me forever. So am I getting smarter or dumber?

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20. Re: Selling Son's Beloved Play Station 2 Jun 4, 2004, 12:29 webmasterjoe
I thought that auction listing was hilarious, just because of how stupid this mom is. She starts off by telling people to let their kids read it, then she shows no signs of knowing how to write! My favorite quote:

I think there is a lesson for kids to learn here, though: Adults are not automatically smart. The stupid kids you're growing up with will become stupid adults.

I think the kid's behavior is probably a result of at least one stupid parent.

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28. Re: Thousands may be harbouring vCJD May 21, 2004, 15:06 webmasterjoe
So, who here has a large deck, or a small deck? Or is everyone here average size in the deck department?
I used to have a nice big deck, but too many people used it and it fell off.

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44. Re: Possible media of the day? May 4, 2004, 18:29 webmasterjoe
and I am already paying for them, so it is legal for me to use another box, not just one provided by Comcast….I just do not want to buy something if it can be done in software!
If there is software for it, the developers most likely would have to pay a license fee to include a digital cable descrambler, so I doubt you'd be able to use software instead of buying something.

I haven't actually looked into something like this for myself since I got a dish a few years ago, but there weren't any free options (I was looking for linux or windows software) and with the current set of laws, I'd be surprised if that has changed since then.

Holy crap, look at me posting like a non-lurker!

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37. Re: Possible media of the day? May 4, 2004, 17:18 webmasterjoe
Does anybody here know of software for PC turner card to decode the scrambled channels.
From what I've heard, the TV tuners are having a bit of trouble with this because the digital cable channels (the first sixty or so are analog) are encrypted. I don't think it's a tough encryption to break, but thanks to the DMCA, it would be illegal to do so, and even more illegal to make a product and sell it.

Still, if you have the cable box you can at least run one of its outputs to the composite input on an ATI All-in-Wonder, and change the channels with your remote. You won't have a true PVR on your computer, but it will work until the laws (hopefully) improve.

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10. Re: What's My Pirate Name (1-3) May 4, 2004, 12:42 webmasterjoe
ye can't be Red Morty Rackham, because I be Red Morty Flint! yarr!

If I were a pirate, I'm pretty sure I'd have walked the plank by now for some inappropriate but hilarious comment about some other pirate.

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6. Re: SST May 3, 2004, 14:31 webmasterjoe
More SST:
I'll be happy if Carm ends up with nothing from the divorce. You can't marry a mobster then expect to break free and keep all your stuff. And it's fun to watch her try.

Poor Finn indeed. The engagement might save his life, or it might be a cause to get rid of Vito when he inevitably gets Finn. But that crack about letting a minority have the job was funny - in a "what has become of society" kind of way.

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17. Re: Thumbscrews Jan 7, 2004, 12:52 webmasterjoe
So then the handsome sort will run as follows:
  • nin, as decided by the Mayor

  • Drekhead, who has thumb screws

  • Myself, for writing the sort algorithm

  • Blue and Mayor Dantastic are tied.

  • Enahs, who has a different (and scary) measurement for handsomeness

  • The good folks at Abit (being terribly handsome, they should be at the bottom, right?)

  • Edit: Blue takes the lead over Dantastic for being related to Noah Webster.
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    4. Re: Woah Nov 7, 2003, 12:25 webmasterjoe
    I really have done this before, as an experiment…people would come up and ask stuff like whets going down, what’s happening, should I get away from this place, is it safe?
    That sounds like fun. I'm all about the social experiments. I may have to try this one some time!
    "You're safe here for now, but I'd find someplace else to be in about twenty minutes."

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    30. Re: AvP Oct 31, 2003, 16:14 webmasterjoe
    A friend of mine recorded my band a few times, the first time he used shn and the second time he used flac. I think that since they are both lossless algorithms, the sound quality is the same, and it's just a matter of what your tools are capable of converting to/from.

    I saved the originals for CD's, but for regular listening I made some mp3's. One drawback to both shn and flac is that there doesn't seem to be any way to add metadata (like artist, album, title, etc.).

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    65. Scrolling down to see any content? Oct 25, 2003, 15:26 webmasterjoe
    OK, here's my feedback:
  • At 1024x768, there's no content (except the popular threads, etc. box) visible when you first load the page. I know the main page is usually loaded with content and users are used to scrolling down, but it's still better (IMO anyway) to structure it so that there is some content visible right off the bat, even at 800x600 if possible.

  • I like the sans serif font. Couldn't put my finger exactly on what's different with the typography except the font (and now it's changed back), but it looks cleaner and easier to read.

  • The box with popular threads and such could go up by the logo, to the right. If you can swing it, I'd like to see it in front of the blue gradient-ish thing. I think it would fit, right?

  • There still isn't much going on horizontally. Except for the basic left navbar, it's all just scrolling down. I don't know exactly how you're updating the site, but if it would be feasible to put some of the narrower sections (like morning screenshots, or anything that's typically just a bulletted list) in side columns that might help cut down on the vertical scrolling.

  • All the ads are right up at the top. Could you maybe move the box ad (forget the term for it) down a few sections? We'd get to see some actual content when the page first loads, and seeing an add partway down the page is less annoying then nothing but ads and logos for the first screenfull of stuff.

  • I think the prototype is a step in the right direction, but ought to be tweaked a little. Hope my critique is helpful; I try to suggest solutions rather than just complain.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I don't want it to sound like I want people to have to scroll horizontally - just for the page to have some content in columns. And probably nothing more than 200px, on the right. That's my vision.
    This comment was edited on Oct 25, 15:29.
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    48. Re: evil? Oct 23, 2003, 16:52 webmasterjoe
    Wow, you're right! Zombo is amazing! But how can I use it to make fresh sushi? Is there some sort of button or lever I should push?

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