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  1. Enigma and I have recently started a new show. I'm extremely interested in improving the show, but specifically I'd like to know exactly what we're doing wrong. If you have a moment, please take a listen and offer suggestions. I'll take anything you say very seriously
  2. Thank you
  3. I bough this rolodex at a thrift store (for 99 cents) and the previous owner wrote down all his login credential inside. Theres a bunch of shots on my blog (Drake Anubis' Blog) but these are a couple really good ones. You know, I contacted the guy too, and he --rather his assistant-- completely shrugged me off.
  4. Most of this guys passwords where 123NONE... I'd believe it
  5. That happens to me all the time, and it always rubs me the wrong way.
  6. Ehh, I lost interest. I'm only nice to a point. By the way, you should follow me on twitter (I'm pimping twitter like crazy lately... idk why)
  7. No, because it's not completely based on local time, it's part of the Windows Activation Mechanism. Now I suppose that if you set your BIOS clock back and disconnected your machine from the internet, it would run. But seriously, I'm upset enough when the internet connection in my car stops working... I don't know what I would do with a disconnected windows box.
  8. Just incase somebody doesn't know this. To download songs (on your desktop/laptop) from seeqpod, all you need to do is change the user agent to something mobile. Then it won't load the flash client, and it will give you a direct link to the mp3 file.
  9. I saw a demonstration of a very large Spinning LED display. The type of display that spins a bar of LEDs fast enough that the bar "disappears" and only the floating LED message remains. From my understanding these are simple to make (you see a ton of them on MAKE), wouldn't it be simple to just inverse the entire thing? Ff the bar revolved around the viewer it would, or at least should, create a surround image. I mocked this up in Visio while making waffles. The only problems I saw where: You need to over come centripetal force (either with a brace or by spacing the LEDs accordingly) Antiquate speed is slightly challenging (although as long as you keep it as light as possible and weight it correctly, you should be able to whip the bar around fine) Powering and controlling the LEDs becomes difficult since direct wires can't easily traverse the spinning axis (however, you could use a small controlling computer in place of the counter balance. And there are some simple ways to run power over a spinning axis) Also, it would probably be amazing with 3D glasses. Think floating images. Any comments?
  10. I suddenly have an old Macintosh SE. And I thought it would be fun to replace the hard drive with an SD card, but I'm not sure if it would work. I think it's a SCSI harddrive (like 20mb) and they probably make SD adapters for it. But I don't know if it's possible for the operating system to use the new space. Any thoughts?
  11. Actually, I'm getting a Floppy with a flashing quesiton mark error now, on boot up. I'm not sure how to fix it. Anyone have expierence with Maciontosh SE(s)?
  12. Well, fortunately I have a friend in the aerospace industry, and I could actually achieve "perfect" balance out to 7-12 decimal places. However I don't think you need perfect balance, in fact you could be off balance, even significantly, and the effect would still work... it would just break down fairly quickly. Now I could be wrong about this, and I'd have to check, but I believe in this case stability is proportional to momentum. I think you can demonstrate this effect by tying a small object (keys, pen, coin) to a string and twirling it around with your hand. As it gets up to speed your hand motions get tighter and it becomes fairly stable.
  13. The hat idea is neat, but it needs to be at least 18 inches away for your eyes to focus comfortably on it. Unless you wanted to do something that was only like 3-5 inches away and very small. Sort of like a Heads Up Display so you could just glance up and see information.
  14. I don't believe you would need 4 arms, let alone 2. If you get the single arm moving at sufficient speed (which shouldn't be difficult, the human eye can't detect anything major over 60-110 frames per second anyway) then it works in all directions. Because it's moving at a constant speed around a circle, if it works in one direction, it will work in all directions. Yay Circles
  15. You don't need safety, it needs to be light to hit an applicable speed. Something like light grade pvc won't hurt no matter how fast its going... Well, maybe if you shot it out of a gun or something
  16. What about power?
  17. This is sortof what I wrote on my blog: Heres a quick link to the multi-threading conversation mockup I created. Would anybody else find this useful, or is it just me and the three people I bounced this idea off of?
  18. Well I was just going to pay anybody who offered like 20 bucks to write it. If other people would be interested in having the code, I'd want to let whoever is writing it know that it's going to be public and they'll need to comment it.
  19. Try http://textfiles.com/ Also, you may want to structure your request more like this: Hi, where would be a good place to find good hacking related documents? I don’t want straight tutorials, I actually enjoy learning, but I’m not sure where to look. I’m particularly have troubles with the acronyms and vernacular. I’ve learned a lot through experimentation but there are some specific things I’m interested in. How to avoid getting in trouble with the law and good Ethical Practices to follow Recent information on 5ESS and DMS-100 (or DMS-10) How to determine switch variety (although that probably comes with experience) The handling and processing of telephony calls I'm sorry if it sounds like I’m demanding information, I’m just unsure where to look.
  20. Text is a horrible medium for judging emotion, so I apologize if I am making a mistake, but I naturally want to interpret that as an arrogant statement with implied authority, as well as a person attack. At no point in time did I mean to suggest that I was, or have done, any solid research, and/or that any of my statements should be taken as absolute truth. To make this clear I acknowledged previously that I am, and this is an example, frequently wrong. However it would have been simple for you to correct me and provide your supporting links without that particular attack on my character. Although I don't pretend to be some mythical lord of accuracy, by any stretch of the imagination, I don't appreciate being accused of intentionally providing misinformation -as if I had some grand scheme to discredit the interoperability of Livejournal's IM client- and I was speaking based on knowledge that I thought to be correct. It is one thing to argue that I am wrong and have made some grievous error, but its another issue entirely to insult me directly. Again, if I misinterpreted your remark I apologize, but if you said that knowing full well that I would take offense, regardless of how correct it may be; Your bad manners are exceeded only by, your bad manners.
  21. I am sorry, I didn't mean to say that they are limited by the nature of the protocol from interconnecting, thats ridiculous. It's used by google because it's an open standard. My point was that from within Facebook, you can not connect to your Google Talk friends. To the majority of users this inability to interconnect and the branding (ie, Google Talk, Facebook IM...etc), is going to make it seem like the networks are closed. And in the cases of Google Talk and Facebook IM, they are. I use Adium and Pidgin to connect into a work Jabber IM server, Google Talk, and Facebook IM. This is all the same protocol, but because the networks are closed, it has to make three separate connections. Simply put, Its an open protocol being used to power closed systems (in the cases of its popular implementations).
  22. Oh, well I think that might be where the miscommunication is. Acknowledging that this is completely selfish, I don't care about other people using it, and I don't think the idea is very popular. I wanted it for myself and the 5-9 people I frequently talk to whom I could convince to install the plugin. As well as the people whom work under me and don't have much of a say in the matter. I was just curious if anybody else thought it was a neat idea, apparently not
  23. Jabber is a neat protocol but its only used by 40-50 million people (most of which are private sector and government), and the small percentage that uses Jabber publicly does not contain anybody that I know. In fact, I've never even had somebody offer me their Jabber ID. Google Talk, Livejournal and Facebook all use Jabber/XMPP now.. I think you're underestimating it's significance. The top four instant messaging protocols have a combined 679 million active users (granted 317 million is china alone). Livejournal has a demographic that is based strongly outside english speaking countries, and is irreverent to my audience of myself and people I talk to. Also i think you can argue the fact that services which use jabber (Google Talk, Livejournal, and Facebook) are irrelevant because (to my current knowledge, I'm frequently wrong) they don't interconnect. (you can't talk to your Livejournal friends from Facebook). Infact, I would go so far to say that google recognize that Google Talk is limited in this way and added AIM support in order to build it's audience. I agree that Jabber makes all other protocols look like a joke, but of the top five IM protocols (Jabber Included) there are 1576 million total users. Only 90 million ("only", as if 90 million is a small number. I wish I only had 90 million dollars) use Jabber. It's also important to note that when people use services like Google Talk and Facebook IM, they are using something based on Jabber. They did not suddenly elect on their own will to use a Jabber based protocol (technical people excluded). I'm not saying that Jabber isn't the better protocol, I'm saying that when you consider that jabber represents only 90 of the 1576 million IM users (in just the top 5), and that those 90 million jabber users have serious issues with interconnectivity. I rather hack together something that will work on all platforms (including jabber) rather then make a "better" jabber specific version that leaves 1576 million (total) IM users (including my target audience of me and 9 people that I know) in the dark.
  24. It's usually easier for somebody to drop in a plugin or (in a case like pidgin) just check the box to enable it, rather than setup an entirely different protocol.
  25. IM is my primary method of communication, I spend more time talking to more people over IM than any other form of communication. I would use this functionality on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Jabber is a neat protocol but its only used by 40-50 million people (most of which are private sector and government), and the small percentage that uses Jabber publicly does not contain anybody that I know. In fact, I've never even had somebody offer me their Jabber ID.