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by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Intro to AJAX Pt1
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Intro to AJAX Pt1

I work with jQuery on a daily basis developing websites for the company I work with, however if someone new came in with 0 JS experience I wouldn't let them use a library. Understanding what JS can do on its own is vastly more important and more informative than knowing what a library can do. If so...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Intro to AJAX Pt1
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Intro to AJAX Pt1

I'd say spend the first part of this guide talking about AJAX without a JS library. Some people get stuck on a library and never learn how to do some of the important things themselves which can lead to problems down the road when they don't really comprehend what they are writing. Also, why not us...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Intro to AJAX Pt1
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Intro to AJAX Pt1

I have written up a quick crash course to using AJAX, it is by no means to be comprehensive (this is why its only part 1), but it will give you a start into developing web applications using AJAX and the prototype library. Let me know if you want me to make a part 2. Please post if you liked it, and...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unresponive AT&T Tilt touch screen
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Unresponive AT&T Tilt touch screen

See http://forums.wireless.att.com/cng/board/message?board.id=cingular&thread.id=91437 So here is my story and maybe someone has some better ideas rather than yelling and cursing at someone over at CS: I went on ebay and bought an AT&T Tilt. I figured I got a good deal right? Well, I get the...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3639

Re: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?

They still have the IBM name stamped on them, so I associated IBM with them No they don't. Yes they do. This is similar to one I had worked on recently, notice the IBM logo stamped on the hand rest (upper right if your looking at it directly. If you had the laptop turned to be in front of you, the ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3639

Re: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?

For laptops? I would like to know where you can get a better deal on [good] laptops. For desktops, I would agree because it would probably be cheaper and better in the long run to just build your own. As far as IBM is concerned, I had to work on a IBM thinkpad T41 tablet (I think that's the...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3639

Re: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?

@b.i.o Dell, and Gateway are NOT resellers. A reseller would be someone like Bestbuy reselling Dell's laptops. Dell manufacture the parts themselves (at least they design the parts themselves). Not sure about Gateway, but I'm sure they do something similar. And especially after Dell buying Alienwar...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3639

Re: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?

I'm buying a new laptop to go into high school (and it was my birthday on the 20th, I'm 14 now), and I'm going to be be playing last-gen types of games on it, and my maximum budget is around $700-850. Specs wanted minimum: 2-3 GB of memory, Single or Dual channel Dual-core Intel...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)

01.jpg I looked up that "windows readyboost" thing - it's like microsoft hired people to find out the most efficient way to destroy people's flash drives. Flash memory has limited read-write cycles - that's acceptable when using it for file storage, but if you're using it as ram you're go...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3639

Re: NEED LAPTOP LOLOL... Please? Pretty please?

I'm buying a new laptop to go into high school (and it was my birthday on the 20th, I'm 14 now), and I'm going to be be playing last-gen types of games on it, and my maximum budget is around $700-850. Specs wanted minimum: 2-3 GB of memory, Single or Dual channel Dual-core Intel or AMD (matched wit...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Belkin n52te
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: The Belkin n52te

You can find it here . I'm after a game pad for my left hand to use in FPS games and the like. I know the n52 is a favourite of gamers, and a Tournament Edition can only get better, right? ...right? I've read bad and good reviews of this. The forums say that the software is shite, but the hardware ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Web Proxy Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Web Proxy Questions

I recently started playing Urban Dead. They only allow you to hit the website 160 times per day from any given i.p. address to prevent abuse. I'm not very computer savvy, but I want to find a way around that limit. If anyone could recommend me a good proxy service I would really appreciate it. Real...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

And here is a thought that just popped into my mind: Can you even run 2 instances of this game on the same machine? Most modern day developers make it so that you can't launch the same application twice on the same machine. I think what you mean to say is that "most modern day developers speci...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)

Reparse points only apply to directories AFAIK, so they wouldn't be of use here. If you can rely on Vista and NTFS, you can use true symlinks, but somehow I doubt this is the case. No - you're thinking hardlinks (which is basically one file having two different names/locations on the same drive) - ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)

Sure, that could work. Though I don't think school computers allow the running of batch files (one way to find out, though!) I forget, can you set icons for batch files? Because I'm no better off if I have to sift through the filenames to find the app :P Well using a batch file, you only have to si...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Do such smartphones exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: Do such smartphones exist?

For one I don't know why you are purchasing music that has DRM in it, but if you live in the US it is 100% legal to take the DRM out. Just as long as you can provide proof that you purchased the song, then you should be OK. I believe there was a court case over this...can't remember. But the law pr...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

Every key, ideally. As all the characters will be roughly equivalent. I may have them set up differently (maybe the 3 key for one of them is heal, one of them its the sheild-spell, and the third screen has a fear-effect or something, so i can press one key as a "panic button"). That get k...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

Every key, ideally. As all the characters will be roughly equivalent. I may have them set up differently (maybe the 3 key for one of them is heal, one of them its the sheild-spell, and the third screen has a fear-effect or something, so i can press one key as a "panic button"). That get k...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

The whole idea of virus protection is totally screwed. What is the point of having a dual core (for example) 2.4gHz processor, when one whole core is being taken up (along with large amounts of ram and hdd time) scanning for programs that shouldn't be there in the first place. Actually the idea of ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

Well, yeah, but that still doesn't fix what I said I wanted to do, to press one key and have it go to both screens. And this really isn't about the TOS, because it is no different than running it on two different physical machines, except that it costs me less money. Also, it isn't a bug that allow...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)

That has a fairly significant problem - it'll leave behind a command prompt window which stays open for as long as you keep the launched program open. A better way would be: cd FirefoxPortable start firefox.exe The "start" command launches a program without waiting for it to terminate, so...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Decent one-eye Head Mounted Display (HMD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Re: Decent one-eye Head Mounted Display (HMD)

An idea I've been toying with recently is picking up one of the Atom-based EEE PCs (When they come out), hooking a one-eye HMD to it, slinging it in a backpack, writing a tight little wifi scanner and taking it for a stroll around. I'd have to buy/build a one-hand keyboard, a bluetooth interface to...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My wireless sucks
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

Re: My wireless sucks

Vista laptop, BT homehub router, and the wireless fails more often than it works. I always end up with "limited or no connectivity", unless I plug a cable in, whereupon it works fine. This is the case even less than three feet from the router. The problem has gotten much much worse recent...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Do such smartphones exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: Do such smartphones exist?

I recently realized exactly how useful it'd be to have a smartphone--I carry both a phone and an ipod touch, but that setup has its shortcomings which it's unnecessary to detail here. The short of this question is that I'm looking for a smartphone that can support WMA-DRM (or Ruckus, more specifica...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Shortcut to a local directory: possible? (i.e. without C:\)

I have a USB drive with numerous portable apps on it. The annoyance is that their executables are, of course, in their own respective folders. This makes accessing them kind of time consuming. I thought of shortcuts. They work great... until I go to another PC which maps the drive to a different le...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

First off why would you want to play the same game twice at the same time? You can probably accomplish this with running it in window mode or using Synergy if you have more than one computer. I guess the main question here is what are looking to accomplish by playing it 2 times at the same time? I ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

While I agree that common-sense browsing habits remove 99.9% of the risk from malware, even reputable sites can get cracked . I would say just as long as you don't download and install sometime that you don't explicitly want to download, then I think its fine. In the linked attack, users with javas...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My co-workers must hate me...
Replies: 38
Views: 4822

Re: My co-workers must hate me...

Hangar was along the right lines - it is not reading the book per se, it is more the act of copying any examples which are not either a) common knowledge already (in which case I would surely already know it), or b) licensed for use. When it comes to copying, the rules are similar to that of academ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

More intelligent use to avoid risky exposure altogether is much more beneficial. Virus scanners often give a crutch into ignoring security concerns and instead deferring to your software which is dangerous because of how ineffective they are. How do you avoid risky exposure altogether? Also if you ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My co-workers must hate me...
Replies: 38
Views: 4822

Re: My co-workers must hate me...

Alas I do not live in the US where I could get away with it - I live and work in the UK where our IP law is a little more prohibitive. Lets look at it from a different perspective. Are you allowed to use content from other authors in research papers in the UK, granted you cite them? Lets add a litt...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

More intelligent use to avoid risky exposure altogether is much more beneficial. Virus scanners often give a crutch into ignoring security concerns and instead deferring to your software which is dangerous because of how ineffective they are. How do you avoid risky exposure altogether? Also if you ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP and MySQL searching
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: PHP and MySQL searching

Though this doesn't really answer the OP questions, its still something that should be brought up when talking about PHP/MySQL.
Tizag has a great article on MySQL injections and how to prevent them:
http://www.tizag.com/mysqlTutorial/mysq ... ection.php
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Really weird error message
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Really weird error message

But the input has nothing to do with the variable name, does it? Besides, if it doesn't like $< then C Shell would have no way of reading from files. The only other factor I can think of is that there's something problematic with the way the script is invoked: cat $1 | source ./printall $lines $1 b...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My co-workers must hate me...
Replies: 38
Views: 4822

Re: My co-workers must hate me...

If I read a book the lawyers have to tell me what I'm allowed to use in case I infringe the author's intellectual property rights.... I tend to look for stuff in the public domain, preferably where there is a license saying everything can be reused as I see fit... That's not necessarily true in the...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Stuff appearing behind the taskbar...
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Stuff appearing behind the taskbar...

I'm on Windows XP SP2 (An illegal version, I believe), and I have the taskbar at the bottom twice as fat as normal. (More room for windows.) A couple of days ago, after I ran a Spore Creature Creator trial (which I started in Steam, so I could use the overlay to talk to chums) things started to app...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti Virus Software Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Anti Virus Software Discussion

I've never really had any idea as to how you can tell a good anti-virus program from a bad one - other than actually getting a virus that your program couldn't detect. I'm currently using the AVG free edition, which I suspect is poor just because it's the free version of the 'good' one. I also run ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous
Replies: 23
Views: 2478

Re: Multiple Clients, one computer, simultaneous

However, most end-user-license-agreements are completely invalid, as there is supreme court rules to support the fact that anything that is "treated" like a purchase, is in fact a purchase, not a license. And more than a few games do specifically allow multiple instances on one installati...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: which distribution?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: which distribution?

I think most people would recommend Ubuntu or one of its varients. I know that you can install OpenOffice, which includes a word processor as well as things like a spreadsheet program and powerpoint style program. Looks like the only way to get the zune working is to have a virtual machine install ...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Bypassing a school whitelist.
Replies: 34
Views: 23694

Re: Bypassing a school whitelist.

Thereis anotherway, according http://www.lifehacker.com/software/web-surfing/use-google-as-a-free-proxy-144224.php you can use googles translator service as a proxy, I dont think any sound minded administrator would lock you out of google.... would they? Google actually fixed it so you can't transl...
by k1ll3rdr4g0n
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Problem with Burning DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Problem with Burning DVDs

I think you're right. The Lightscribe burners are sold in little boxes showing discs with custom images printed on them, but only in one colour. Looks really silly, actually. Since I already have a printer that can handle the job much better, I'd rather stick with it. Though I just can't put anythi...

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