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by MoonBuggy
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: OSX Email Backup
Replies: 2
Views: 620

OSX Email Backup

I've long since sold my soul and switched the mail handling for my domains over to Google apps, but I'm still not comfortable having the only copy of my messages hosted remotely. I'm looking for something that'll just connect using IMAP, download a copy of all my messages (preferably in an open form...
by MoonBuggy
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Stand Back! I'm going to try Science!
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Re: Stand Back! I'm going to try spirituality!

1) You won't get results fast. Accept that or any attempt to change your body Whill Wheaton fail. 4 weeks is nothing. This Whill Wheaton take months. You can achieve very rapid improvements in cardiovascular capacity very quickly, but your body composition Whill Wheaton not change much at all. Fair...
by MoonBuggy
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Stand Back! I'm going to try Science!
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Re: Stand Back! I'm going to try Science!

It's not especially about the weight, to be honest - that's barely changed from when I was exercising regularly. What has changed is that I've gone from a slim but fairly well defined build to a somewhat doughy guy who gets out of breath running a short distance. I certainly wouldn't consider myself...
by MoonBuggy
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Stand Back! I'm going to try Science!
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Stand Back! I'm going to try Science!

I used to be relatively fit and healthy, but alas that is no longer the case. I'm planning to try something of an experiment here to rectify this. Standard background info: I'm male, 22 years old, about 5'11", haven't done any real exercise in the past year, weigh about 75kg, have no discernibl...
by MoonBuggy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161526

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

This is quite possibly a really stupid question, but how does one go about decrypting a message like this, once the last part of the key is found? I was going through the documentation for OpenSSL in anticipation of getting it finished and I found it opaque enough to make me realise just how little ...
by MoonBuggy
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android vs iPhone OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2305

Re: Android vs iPhone OS

Nope, it's S60 not Maemo, unfortunately. There are a reasonable number of applications for standard tasks, but it's not in the same league as andriod or the iPhone in that capacity; that said, it does everything I need of it really, and it's significantly cheaper than the other options. It's certain...
by MoonBuggy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android vs iPhone OS
Replies: 10
Views: 2305

Re: Android vs iPhone OS

I had a look at some Android handsets (including the G1) a few months ago when I was in the market for a new phone, and to be honest I was underwhelmed. It seemed like the OS definitely had potential, but the hardware wasn't quite up to the job and the software wasn't quite as polished as it should ...
by MoonBuggy
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Searching for an External Hard Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Searching for an External Hard Drive

FireWire 400 is still usually faster than USB2 in real-world usage. Whether or not that speed boost is actually enough to spend the premium on is not for me to say, but it's misleading to claim that USB2 will give better performance just because it's rated for higher peak transfer speeds.
by MoonBuggy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions for a wedding gift
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Suggestions for a wedding gift

Skydiving?
by MoonBuggy
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424836

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

If I may briefly divert the thread back to matters of facial hair: what's the (supposed) advantage of multi-blade razors? I've always shaved with a three bladed one simply because that was the path of least resistance (they sell them everywhere, they don't seem too horribly overpriced, etc.), but wh...
by MoonBuggy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

The clock in my kitchen is broken and thus actually does this; it keeps accurate time but it takes less than a second while the hand is before 6 o'clock and more after. It does so entirely to confuse people and not at all because we dropped it. I don't know how that even makes any sense whatsoever....
by MoonBuggy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: The Clockmaker's Conspiracy

The clock in my kitchen is broken and thus actually does this; it keeps accurate time but it takes less than a second while the hand is before 6 o'clock and more after. It does so entirely to confuse people and not at all because we dropped it.
by MoonBuggy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lockpicks
Replies: 52
Views: 8117

Re: Lockpicks

fyrenwater wrote:Pretty sure lockpicks are illegal in all/most states. Why do you even need one? Call me paranoid, but it seems pretty suspicious.
Simple curiosity? Lockpicking is a fairly cool puzzle-type challenge.
by MoonBuggy
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Torx driver sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: Torx driver sizes

Most standard tool sets don't come with the smaller sizes, unfortunately. You probably won't be able to undo a T8 screw with a T10 bit; you should be able to get a set of 'precision' torx drivers fairly inexpensively, though.
by MoonBuggy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 454145

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Nerdy Tattoo Idea")

I was half expecting a picture of Ray Wise in the spoiler, but add another vote from me for that depiction.
by MoonBuggy
Sat May 30, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424836

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

Look at the post date on the article.

[Edit] Hope is not lost! There was a serious (as far as I can tell) link from the comments to a similar idea.
by MoonBuggy
Sun May 24, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424836

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

I saw this and I thought of you, boy thread.
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 19, 2009 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5538

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

SDIX & Rando: fair play, I hadn't thought of those possibilities. I guess I stand corrected :)
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 19, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5538

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

If you're reading this, please bear in mind that I know seatbelts are a good thing and I'm not going to be stupid enough to get into a car without putting one on. I also have nothing more than a mild irritation at things like seatbelt laws, but the principle is annoying to me - I know there are muc...
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 19, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5538

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

It makes me sad that I can't tell whether that was sarcasm.
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 19, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5538

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

Zohar: Looking after the children is the safety of others in your care, a separate issue with got a whole lot of existing laws to go with it. The target of the law, as far as I can tell, is that of personal responsibility - something I feel the government has no place in. icanus: Unless it's changed...
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 19, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation
Replies: 65
Views: 5538

Re: "Click it or Ticket" Seat-belt Legislation

I can't speak for Syntax (who does seem to be acting like a bit of an ass) but I find the idea of laws that enforce nothing more than someone's personal choice about their own safety to be unnecessary at best and downright restricting at worst. Seatbelt laws certainly fall in the former category, bu...
by MoonBuggy
Sun May 17, 2009 11:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48010

Re: What should I dress as? (Costume party suggestions)

Norse mythology = badass. Go as Thor.
by MoonBuggy
Sun May 17, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bidets! Come on, America!
Replies: 56
Views: 7238

Re: Bidets! Come on, America!

Surely a bidet requires an amount of direct hand-to-poo contact? Something I'd personally rather avoid, even if it is only by using a small piece of paper.
by MoonBuggy
Sat May 16, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3485926

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

(partly I've just been wanting to link to that awesome blog ). I was reading through the front page, and I found it interesting, but one thing irked me: the commentary on the Pepsi Max ads. I was looking at them, expecting to see something along the lines of "As you can see, these adverts rein...
by MoonBuggy
Fri May 15, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Tablets!
Replies: 16
Views: 4363

Re: Graphics Tablets!

Are you looking for A5 or A6? The digitisers are identical in the entire Bamboo range, but the Bamboo One is significantly cheaper. The only differences as far as I am aware are a few shortcut buttons on the Fun (not especially useful, IMO, when you have a keyboard in front of you anyway) and an era...
by MoonBuggy
Thu May 14, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Are 120Hz Monitors Worth It?
Replies: 16
Views: 4308

Re: Are 120Hz Monitors Worth It?

Am I to assume we're talking about LCDs here (on the basis that CRTs barely exist any more)?
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 12, 2009 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Resources for getting away from everything? I mean every.
Replies: 59
Views: 4927

Re: Resources for getting away from everything? I mean every.

Getting out is easy, pack a bag, take what cash you've got and just go. Somewhere. Anywhere. You might even be able to soak up a bit of free cash from the government, depending on your situation. It will have consequences, of course, but that doesn't make it a hard thing to do - it just raises poten...
by MoonBuggy
Tue May 12, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Improv Weapons (Now with a sexy disclaimer!)
Replies: 65
Views: 6006

Re: Improv Weapons

folkhero wrote:A sharpened shovel could make quite an effective weapon

Why yes, yes it could.
by MoonBuggy
Mon May 11, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home Automation
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Home Automation

Inline power consumption meter, maybe?
by MoonBuggy
Mon May 11, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No luck looking for a keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: No luck looking for a keyboard

Something like this? They're normally marketed as "low profile".
by MoonBuggy
Mon May 11, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice for a New Builder
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Advice for a New Builder

It depends on market forces and manufacturing capability. As a rule, they'd like to sell the fully functional four core chips at four core prices, but since they all come off the same line anyway they'll just start selling fully functional four core ones with one of the cores locked out if there's t...
by MoonBuggy
Mon May 11, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hooking the lighting up to the PC
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Hooking the lighting up to the PC

X10 seems to be the most common standard for home automation. The party button page basically reads like a case-study of what you can do with it, so it should make useful reading even if you are intending it for more mundane tasks.
by MoonBuggy
Mon May 11, 2009 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How does my new phone know where I am?
Replies: 10
Views: 1743

Re: How does my new phone know where I am?

There are a few techniques, but your assumptions were pretty much bang on for one of the possibilities. I was under the impression that triangulation was generally more accurate than what you mentioned, though, so it may well just be using cell identification like Themata said.
by MoonBuggy
Sun May 10, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: computer moniters (whats the deal)
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: computer moniters (whats the deal)

That advice is somewhat flawed - some LCDs can have problems with 'smearing' but to compare it to a traditional refresh rate is misleading. The key point is that you don't need to refresh every pixel if they don't change, like you do on a CRT - hell, you can't even get enough data across a single-li...
by MoonBuggy
Sun May 10, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Internets
Replies: 61
Views: 5435

Re: Internets

They're kind of like a dump truck.
by MoonBuggy
Sat May 09, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a kind of personal gps locator...
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: Is there a kind of personal gps locator...

112 will work on the vast majority of phones in the vast majority of countries. It bypasses network limitations, handset blocks and pretty much anything else in order to redirect to the local emergency service. I'm also somewhat interested to know what spurred the idea. Is where you're living really...
by MoonBuggy
Fri May 08, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HOWTO: Convert a Christian to Atheism?
Replies: 91
Views: 7073

Re: HOWTO: Convert a Christian to Atheism?

I agree... I see this problem a lot. People (both non-Christians and - more sadly - Christians) don't seem to realize that the entirety of the faith is <one possible interpretation of the Bible> To say that 'others don't realise' is to imply that your interpretation is correct and absolute, rather ...
by MoonBuggy
Thu May 07, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Opinions on this setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Opinions on this setup

You're probably best off hanging on to the MacBook, especially if even a 10in display is too small for you. That would be ideal, but selling the Macbook is how I'm funding this desktop. I also want something I can hack around on without being scared of breaking something expensive. I'm probably jus...
by MoonBuggy
Sat May 02, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424836

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

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