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  • FOR MATTINGGEEK question?GEEK Question?

    04/15/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 1 replies
    me | today | ME
    A tech question for source writers. My company is using the latest greatest version of cabnetware (planit). Every upgrade causes compatibility issues when accessing files written under previous versions. More to the point I have told my upper management to download all closed accounts to a portable or standalone drive instead of archiving and delete the previous versions they were designed with. It seems something will over ride commands from the design computer synced with the CNC - bypassing the set parameters- to a template (that exists) but is unincorporated. Randomly picking a "new" parameter. Is it the ghost Of...
  • Wal-Mart blames price errors on technical glitch

    11/06/2013 3:32:58 PM PST · by Dacula · 8 replies
    AJC ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK — Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true — even at Wal-Mart. It turns out they're not. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website earlier Wednesday morning.
  • What The Hell Is Wrong With Free Republic!?!?!?

    11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST · by CWW · 228 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2012 | Cww
    This site has been a frustrating disaster for the last week. What the he'll is going on? I can't get the page to load but 1 of 4 attempts. I'm about to give up, and I've been a member since 1998. Please tell me this will be fixed before Tuesday!!
  • Dogs of War

    02/05/2012 3:16:56 PM PST · by cap10mike · 11 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 5, 2012 | Diana Demarest
    Anyone who knows me is well aware that I have a great love of our military and a great love of dogs, especially the German shepherd. Our family has a 4-year-old shepherd, Apollo. (He is affectionately known around here as just "The Boy.") That's him over there on the right. These dogs are loyal, protective, highly trainable and always looking for ways to please their masters. Our military, dating back to the Civil War, has been using dogs in warfare for more than 100 years. It is estimated that dogs saved the lives of more than 10,000 troops in the...
  • I love my new Tablet-thanks Mrs. Claus!

    12/20/2011 3:24:16 PM PST · by papasmurf · 33 replies
    self pandigital Santa Claus ^ | 12/20/2011 | papasmurf
    UPS came today and delivered a pkg I wasn't expecting. I called the wife to see if she had ordered something and she said it was my present, and that I should open it to make sure it worked as advertised. It's a Tablet! Specifically, it's a Pandigital SuperNova DLX. And, wow, thing has nearly everything. The specs... 8” Capacitive Touch Digital (Multi-touch) TFT LCD Resolution 600x800 pixels Dimensions Outer case: 6.25”w x 8.5”h Screen: 8” Android OS Version 2.3 Adobe Flash Player Version 10.3 Compatible Media Sources Up to 32GB microSDTM (SDHC) card Compatible File Formats Kindle eBooks =...
  • Israeli websites down in 'technical malfunction' ('not a cyberattack')

    11/06/2011 12:22:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/6/11 | AP
    JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction. The sites include that of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others.
  • Linux is 20 years old today

    08/26/2011 8:39:07 PM PDT · by allmost · 33 replies
    The Enquirer ^ | Thu Aug 25 2011, 00:09 | Egan Orion
    ONE MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT, a student at the University of Helsinki posted a query to the newsgroup comp.os.minix asking, "What would you like to see most in minix?" The student's name was Linus Torvalds, and that Usenet post was the beginning of the Linux operating system (OS). The date was 25 August 1991, exactly 20 years ago today. Pictured-used-and-licensed-under-the-GNU-Free-Distribution-License-by-linuxmag-com-Martin-StreicherIn 1991 Unix had existed for about 20 years since the early 1970s, Apple had come out with its Mac OS in 1984, and Microsoft had been flogging Windows since 1985. Torvalds' ambitions for his "new (free) operating system" were modest. It was...
  • When did the f-Like Button pop up here?

    06/20/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 69 replies
    Free Republic | June 20, 2011 | libertarian27
    I just noticed the facebook-Like icon on the new article posts - or am I seeing things?
  • Freep technical help needed (profile change?)

    10/19/2010 3:40:08 PM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 16 replies
    I see that many posters here have a comment in parentheses next to their user names. I cannot figure out how to do that. Please explain to me how I it is done. Many thanks for your time and courtesy.
  • Intel CEO: Things Need to Change in the U.S.

    09/01/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 40 replies
    Tom's Hardware US ^ | 08/25.2010 | Kevin Parrish
    Intel's Paul Otellini predicts that the "next big thing" won't happen in the States unless government policies change. ZoomMonday night Intel CEO Paul Otellini warned government officials that the U.S. will face a huge tech decline if government policies are not altered. In fact, the "next big thing" won't be invented here in the States, and jobs will be created outside our borders. The warning was part of his observations about the Obama administration and the nation's economy during dinner at the Technology Policy Institute's Aspen Forum. He took aim at the U.S. legal environment, claiming that its become so...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • When will number of views be coming back to threads?

    06/30/2010 1:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity | June 30, 2010 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Like to know how many people have viewed a particular thread, whether mine or someone else's, so I'm curious if we'll see that feature return.
  • Vanity: Need Help Converting a Screen Capture to Photoshop for Tea Party Sign

    04/03/2010 9:37:50 PM PDT · by GVnana · 23 replies · 1,015+ views
    4/3/2010 | GVnana
    I have a single frame from a YouTube video that I'd like to capture and edit using my PhotoShop Elements. I've tried uploading the capture to PhotoShop, but apparently I don't have the software I need to get the screen print into a format that can be read by PhotoShop.I downloaded the video to RealPlayer, but still don't know how to get the image into PhotoShop. Can someone help me with this?It'll make a dynamite sign!
  • FCC's Speed Test Checks Broadband Vendors' Claims

    03/14/2010 11:00:35 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 24 replies · 1,220+ views
    PC World ^ | March 14, 2010 | David Worthington
    The Federal Communications Commission has begun to benchmark Internet service speeds across the United States to allow consumer to compare the real world performance of their ISP with its advertised speeds. Consumers may visit the agency's Broadband.gov Web page to run the rest from their PCs or download the FCC Broadband Test app for Android and the iPhone.
  • New Radar Detection Lab Will Enhance U.S. Navy's Ability to Protect Nation

    01/21/2010 1:01:49 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 01/21/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh
    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE BARKING SANDS, Hawaii | On January 19, the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii began construction of an Advanced Radar Detection Laboratory (ARDEL) facility. The ARDEL project will test and evaluate a new radar system planned for the next generation of surface combatant vessels strengthening the U.S. Navy's ability to detect, track, and provide information required to engage ballistic missiles at greater distances than current systems in use as well as more elusive long-range air threats. The advanced technologies of the new radar incorporate various aspects of ballistic missile defense (BMD), air defense (AD),...
  • A Sniper for the Lancer

    12/20/2009 11:22:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 1,760+ views
    Defense Update ^ | 12/2009 | Defense Updatw
    Testing of the Lockheed Martin Sniper Targeting Pod on board the B-1B Lancer bomber has been accelerated in recent and is nearly completed, leading to the Air Force's Air Combat Command plans to approve sending pod-equipped bombers on operational missions by mid-summer. Because the sniper pod is a desperately needed capability in theater, Edwards Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force and the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, combined the operational and developmental testing of a B-1B Lancer to accelerate the integration of the sniper targeting pod with the B-1B bomber. "Everyone at the here...
  • Chasing RATS

    12/18/2009 2:37:08 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 491+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/18/2009 | The Strategy Page
    While the Pentagon may not have been listening to the increasing calls, from the troops, for a militarized smart phone, one defense supplier (Raytheon) has, and resulted in RATS (Raytheon Android Tactical System). Taking advantage of the open source Android operating system (think of it as mobile Linux), and the thousands of applications already available for it, RATS combines this with increasingly powerful, and inexpensive smart phone hardware, to produce something the troops want. Actually, RATS isn't a phone, it's a wi-fi device that looks like one (as does the Ipod Touch). RATS has GPS, a compass, vidcam and software...
  • X-51A WaveRider Gets Airborne

    12/12/2009 11:01:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 2,017+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 12/11/2009 | Graham Warwick
    The US Air Force Research Laboratory's X-51A WaveRider scramjet engine demonstrator completed its first captive-carry flight under the wing of its B-52H mothership from Edwards AFB on Dec. 9. The first free flight is planned for mid-February. The B-52 climbed to the planned launch altitude of 50,000ft during a 1.4h flight that checked out systems and telemetry. The next flight, planned for mid-January, will be a full dress-rehearsal for the first of four planned X-51A hypersonic test flights. The Boeing-built X-51A will be released at 50,000ft over the Pacific and accelerated to Mach 4.5 by a solid rocket booster. The...
  • Turning PlayStation Into A Supercomputer

    12/12/2009 1:19:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,752+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/11/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The military is a major user of supercomputers (the fastest computers on the planet). These machines were first developed, as were the first computers, for military applications. These ultra-powerful computers are used for code breaking, and to help design weapons (including nukes) and equipment (especially electronics). The military is also needs lots of computing power for data mining (pulling useful information, about the enemy, from ever larger masses of information.) Because there's never enough money to buy all the super-computers (which are super expensive) needed, military researchers have come up with ways to do it cheaper. A decade ago, it...
  • Russia Withholding Plutonium NASA Needs for Deep Space Exploration

    12/11/2009 11:50:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 1,200+ views
    Space News ^ | 12/11/2009 | Brian Berger
    Russia has reneged on an agreement to deliver a total of 10 kilograms of plutonium-238 to the United States in 2010 and 2011 and is insisting on a new deal for the costly material vital to NASA’s deep space exploration plans. The move follows the U.S. Congress’ denial of President Barack Obama’s request for $30 million in 2010 to permit the Department of Energy to begin the painstaking process of restarting domestic production of plutonium-238. Bringing U.S. nuclear laboratories back on line to produce the isotope is expected to cost at least $150 million and take six years to seven...
  • The USAF's Secret Spaceplane

    12/06/2009 4:42:05 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 3,011+ views
    Kompas.com ^ | 12/09/2009 | Michael Klesius
    It's been a long wait—in some ways, more than 50 years—but in April 2010, the U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch an Atlas V booster from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the newest U.S. spacecraft, the unmanned X-37, to orbit. The X-37 embodies the Air Force's desire for an operational spaceplane, a wish that dates to the 1950s, the era of the rocket-powered X-15 and X-20. In other ways, though, the X-37 will be picking up where another U.S. spaceplane, NASA's space shuttle, leaves off.
  • U.S. Air Force Studying Wider Use of MDA Radars for Space Tracking

    11/01/2009 1:44:45 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Space News ^ | 10/30/2009 | Turner Brinton
    The U.S. Air Force has hired Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to study the possibility of integrating additional Missile Defense Agency (MDA) sensors into the U.S. Space Surveillance Network that tracks orbiting satellites, a Raytheon official said Oct. 28. The Tewksbury, Mass.-based company was awarded a $3 million contract from Air Force Space Command for a program called the Enterprise Sensing Prototype Architecture for Space Situational Awareness (ESP-SSA), Joe Chapa, Raytheon’s technical director for national theater security programs, said in an interview. The Air Force’s Space Surveillance Network employs a host of optical telescopes and radars around the world. The telescopes...
  • Darpa Looks To Send The Internet Into Orbit

    11/01/2009 12:03:21 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Space Mart ^ | 10/29/2009 | Noah Shachtman
    There've been satellites orbiting Earth for half a century. But getting information to and from them is still a pain. Which is why Pentagon research arm Darpa is looking to finally hook the orbiting spacecraft up with reliable broadband connections. It's part of a larger movement to extend terrestrial networks into space, and eventually build an "Interplanetary Internet." In the meantime, we might even get less-than-crappy satellite internet service - if the project works out, of course. Darpa recently issued a request for information about supplying "persistent broadband ground connectivity for spacecraft in low-Earth orbit." The idea would be to...
  • Trident II D5 Missile Achieves Record 129 Successful Test Flights In A Row

    10/26/2009 12:07:51 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 983+ views
    Space War ^ | Oct 26, 2009 | Staff Writers
    The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Sept. 3 and 4 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin. The Navy launched the unarmed missiles from the submerged submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) in the Atlantic Ocean. The Trident II D5 missile now has achieved 129 consecutive successful test flights since 1989 - a record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile or space launch vehicle. "These successful missile tests again demonstrate the readiness and reliability of the entire Trident II D5 Strategic Weapon System," said Melanie A. Sloane, vice president of Fleet Ballistic...
  • Harper says recession over only in technical sense

    09/21/2009 8:53:18 PM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 682+ views
    OTTAWA -- The recession in Canada is only over in a technical sense because the recovery is extremely fragile and there are still problems in the job market, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday. "We've got (Federal Reserve) Chairman (Ben) Bernanke and others saying the recession is over but I think that's only in a technical sense," Mr. Harper told a televised news conference in Guelph, Ont. "As long as we continue to have challenges in the labor market that affect Canadian families on the ground, then I don't think we can truly say the recession is over. So...
  • Vanity: Help/Guidance Needed for knowledge base initiative

    08/27/2009 2:07:17 PM PDT · by RedCell · 18 replies · 609+ views
    Self | 08/27/2009 | Self
    Greetings! I just volunteered for a project at work to chair a team that will look at building a knowledge base for our internal use. We are a technical company that provides computers, software and services with resources that are based around the globe. Our documentation is scattered about with pockets of organization and a lot of head-knowledge. The charter will be to develop a tool that is easy to use (otherwise no one will use it, of course) that allows our resources to access the information via an index or query and provide links to where formal documentation may...
  • Red Hat joins the S&P 500

    07/18/2009 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Salo · 13 replies · 738+ views
    internetnews.com ^ | July 17, 2009 8:51 PM | David Needle
    Standard and Poor’s announced that Red Hat would join the S&P 500 as of the close of trading on Friday. Red Hat replaces lender CIT Group, which had a market capitalization below $275 million, ranking it 500th in the index. The market seemed to like the S&P news. In after hours trading Friday, Red Hat was up 8.45 percent to $22.34. Red Hat, the fast-growing provider of open source software solutions to enterprise customers, will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Systems Software Sub-Industry index. The company has been aggressively pursuing new opportunities to help...
  • 10 Things Cable Companies Won't Say

    04/19/2009 5:26:57 AM PDT · by shove_it · 33 replies · 2,107+ views
    Smartmoney ^ | 4/16/2009
    1. “Deregulation is a joke— but it’s probably not as funny for you.” For years the cable business had acted like a typical monopoly, providing lessthan- ideal customer service, skyrocketing prices, and little choice of service. Then along came the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which opened the door for competition and promised weary cable customers relief at last. Too bad that relief never came. Nearly four years after the bill was passed, a mere 286 of the 30,000 U.S. cable markets were being served by more than one provider, according to the Federal Communications Commission. And in the FCC’s most...
  • Google's Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity

    04/01/2009 1:19:54 PM PDT · by tarpit · 3 replies · 501+ views
    Google ^ | 03/31/2009 | google
    Introducing CADIE Research group switches on world's first "artificial intelligence" tasked-array system. For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster. Since then progress has been rapid, and tonight we're pleased to announce that just moments ago, the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE) was switched on and began performing some initial functions. It's an exciting...
  • Vanity: HELP! - How to recover a saved-over document

    12/26/2008 12:04:51 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies · 8,752+ views
    I had a document I had written pages and pages of material on. I plugged in a disk to save it, and made the horrible mistake of sending the OLD version over and replacing the NEW version. I am DESPERATE to get this work back. Does anyone know how to recover an old saved version? I am reasonably certain system restore will not work, that's not what it was designed to do. I have not saved over it in any other way, and I recall some tech geeks telling me it was possible to access old saved versions of a...
  • Home electronics question for technical freepers

    12/01/2008 1:46:18 PM PST · by CharlieOK1 · 64 replies · 1,344+ views
    me ^ | Today | Me
    I have a problem and I can't find any good answers online. I have a nice new LCD TV that I just got for our kitchen. Unfortunately, there is no cable jack in our kitchen and we have been told by our cable company that they can't put one in. I have an appointment with Best Buy's Geek Squad, who told me they can usually get one in even when the cable company can't. But I'm not certain they can do it. In the meantime I have this awesome HDTV but I get terrible reception as I am using old...
  • Free Republic Having a Problem?

    11/01/2008 3:11:32 PM PDT · by illiac · 36 replies · 1,001+ views
    self ^ | 11/1/08 | Self
    Wondering if anyone else having problems with FR. I'm logged in, but no new articles and jumbled time on dates are coming up on threads posted from as early as Friday AM.
  • Technical Difficulties

    10/13/2008 7:57:56 AM PDT · by Thickman · 53 replies · 3,263+ views
    Is there something wrong with the boards? Some articles on News/Activism don't have viewable comments and it appears that new articles are not appearing. I posted a comment on one thread as a test and that does not show up in the thread or in my pings.
  • Five Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

    05/10/2008 1:51:49 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 31 replies · 969+ views
    RightBias ^ | May 10, 2008
    There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: FIRST: Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobiles is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it...
  • Help needed creating a WordPress Theme

    08/30/2007 9:04:27 AM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 6 replies · 326+ views
    Vanity | August 30, 2007 | rochester_veteran
    I'm working with a few other people in the Rochester area on creating a conservative website/blog. The blogger software for the webhosting company that we have our website on is WordPress. Unfortunately for me, WordPress uses php, something I know little about. I'd like to have a unique look and feel to the website, a patriotic theme preferably a three column theme. I did find a couple of free themes on the web, but they're two columned. I'd rather a Freeper helped us out with this. If you have any ideas, please post here.
  • Technical Assistance 2nd Hard Drive Install

    08/27/2007 1:14:07 PM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 4 replies · 230+ views
    08/27/2007 | ATC
    Installing a second h/d to a computer. 2nd HD is from pc with dead MB. 2nd HD is formatted with OS (XP) installed. I want to use the #2 HD as a slave and for storage only. HD's are matching ATA/IDE 80GB, 7200 RPM.Question...should I fdisk and reformat before I install as a slave?
  • Exposure to common chemical may be harmful

    08/06/2007 8:47:36 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 27 replies · 1,491+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8-2-07 | Liz Szabo
    Government tests have found bisphenol A — used in plastic baby bottles, dental sealants and linings of metal cans — in 95% of people studied. While scientists haven't yet conducted definitive studies in people, animal tests have linked bisphenol A — which acts like a hormone — to problems such as obesity, early puberty, hyperactivity, and abnormal sexual behavior and reproductive cycles. In their joint statement, however, scientists say they took
  • VANITY - Freeper help requested with possible virus

    08/22/2006 5:03:13 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 20 replies · 480+ views
    Vanity ^ | 8-22-08 | vanity
    Possible virus problem: Keyboard acting funny; numeric key "four" not working, "dollar" not working either. Login screens acting funny as well; i.e. Login to Yahoo mail password field numerics either not entering or returning to start of password field, and arrow keys not working.
  • 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 new web addresses created by internet chiefs..

    07/15/2006 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 118 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 07/16/06 | Jonathan Richards
    340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 new web addresses created by internet chiefs . . . so we won’t run out of space soon, then TO THE lay observer it seems like an infinite network of computers, servers and cables stretching around the globe. But the worldwide web is filling up. So quickly, it turns out, that programmers have had to devise a new one. Of the internet addresses available, more than three quarters are already in use, and the remainder are expected to be assigned by 2009. So, what will happen as more people in developing countries come online? The answer is IPv6, a...
  • Tagline, Taglines and More Taglines...<vanity>

    04/17/2006 10:22:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 18 replies · 614+ views
    Jake's Homepage ^ | unknown | Jake?
    RMS - a man who can polarize a room into warring factions just by walking by. (Joe Barr) If You're Livin' On The Edge... MOVE OVER!..There are people waiting to Jump! You gotta punch the clock, so why not punch your boss? Please don't call IIS unstable, it's simply uptime challenged. As for the philosophical stuff, think of it as broccolli: it's good for you... (Brian Germain) When people look like ants - pull. When ants look like people - pray. There's no place like 127.0.0.1 How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a light bulb? "That...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Half a Century of Gadgets, Part I ~ 24 Jan 2006

    01/23/2006 6:14:40 PM PST · by GummyIII · 774 replies · 4,431+ views
    Honor Our Troops! | Thank you for your service!!!! | We Support Our Troops
    We Support Our Troops!  For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.Part 1 Today we'll look at some gadgets that changed the way we lived  in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.  Next week, we'll look at the 80's  and 90's.  I'm sure you can think of MANY more gadgets in these eras.  Please share them with us!*All single starred items below indicate that I had one of these. (If prior to 1973, my parents had one and I got to use it. I started young, folks!)  **All double-starred items indicate...
  • ISP's Intrusion Protection not allowing login to FR

    01/09/2006 10:36:03 AM PST · by Muleteam1 · 26 replies · 976+ views
    Self | January 9, 2006 | Muleteam1
    After many months of not being able to login to FR from my west Texas server, everything now seems to be okay. For many months, whenever I typed in my user name and password at FR and clicked on the "Log In" button, I got only a "dead" response from the server. After trying MANY things, i.e., reformatting, changing my op system, and even changing PCs, I finally wrote to my ISP asking if they had the FR site blocked. After checking, my ISP decided the problem was their "Intrusion Detection" (software?) which was blocking perl script access. The problem...
  • The best weapons money can buy (F22 Vs F35)

    08/13/2005 8:32:42 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 60 replies · 98,408+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2005 | Lawrence Korb
    ACCORDING TO MEDIA reports, the Defense Department is considering canceling two supersonic jet fighters that are on the Pentagon's drawing board: the Air Force's F/A-22 Raptor and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is no doubt that even with the defense budget at historical highs, the Pentagon cannot afford the $1.5 trillion worth of weapons that the military services would like to purchase. However, although the Defense Department is correct in trying to slash the F/A-22, it is dead wrong in trying to save money by canceling the Joint Strike Fighter. The F/A-22 Raptor is the most unnecessary weapon system...
  • Army lent technical support to `The Great Raid’

    08/12/2005 6:05:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 958+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 12, 2005 | Maj. F. Lee Reynolds
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2005) - Hollywood and the Army continued their cooperative association with the making of the film "The Great Raid." Set in the Philippines near the end World War II, “The Great Raid” tells the true story of the rescue of 500 Prisoners of War by the 6th Ranger Battalion and Filipino guerillas. Infiltrating 30 miles behind Japanese lines, the Rangers risked everything to save men imprisoned for almost three years at the infamous Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp. To provide an accurate portrayal of events, the film makers reached out to the Army...
  • Can you successfully block your employer from monitoring your internet activity?

    07/26/2005 5:36:14 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 33 replies · 1,845+ views
    Today my manager just gave me a listing of my internet activity for the month of July, which was given to him by our MIS department. This was a first time for him and I and we discussed my online activity. While it was quite active, he was cool about it and said he didn't know why it was given to him but for me to take it to heart. Before anyone starts flaming me about surfing FR while at work, keep in mind that that does not interfere whatsoever in my job performance. Considering my job, there are periods...
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies are Anti-Woman (IVF has Serious Health Risks-Mother and Child)

    07/10/2005 9:04:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1,869+ views
    USCCB, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities ^ | Marie Anderson, M.D., FACOG and John Bruchalski, M.D.
    Assisted Reproductive Technologies are Anti-WomanBy Marie Anderson, M.D., FACOG and John Bruchalski, M.D. "Assisted reproductive technologies" (ART) broadly includes any therapy directed towards improving the chances of conception for an infertile couple. In 1978 one form of this technology made its debut when Louise Brown was born after her mother underwent IVF (in vitro fertilization). At the time, the scientific world marveled at man's accomplishment in creating the first "test tube baby." Now it seems more as if we have opened Pandora's Box. Initially it sounded simple to mix sperm and an egg in a Petri dish, but we...
  • Small Claim Court of the City of Quebec

    04/06/2005 12:33:36 PM PDT · by Deep Throat II · 13 replies · 582+ views
    April 6 2005 | Deep Throat II
    Yet to be discovered, this "UNKNOWN SCANDAL" is certainly a very "Liberal Party of Canada approach" to: Managing International Foreign Aid Funds. This new scandal has been called by one of those who suffered from this ordeal: "Le scandale du travail au blanc". or "Canadian Diplomats and friends on the take...". Canada spend more or less two billions dollars a year in international assistance programmes. In some cases, benefits made on the back of the poorest of the world can reach 80% of an assistance project budget providing a very loose project management monitoring from obliging Civil servants. In the...
  • Dumb 'Qwerty' Keyboard Finally Getting Smart

    03/15/2005 12:35:27 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 59 replies · 1,999+ views
    TechWeb ^ | March 15, 2005 | W. David Gardner
    The 'qwerty' keyboard has been the subject of derision and verbal abuse ever since it made its first awkward appearance in 1872. The device has been largely neglected through the march of decades, even as computer components have advanced dramatically. Clearly keyboards need some imagination. A new software program that introduces a level of memory and intelligence to the lowly PC keyboard may just do that. The solution is called the Predictive Keyboard, and it's been developed by the WordLogic Corp. It's scheduled for commercial unveiling later this spring. The Predictive Keyboard can carry out a great many simple and...
  • Firefox 1.1's Release Pushed Back To June

    01/31/2005 11:52:26 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 54 replies · 1,324+ views
    TechWeb ^ | January 31, 2005 | TechWeb News
    The next version of the popular open-source Firefox will likely show up in June of 2005, not March as earlier expected, the browser's lead engineer wrote this weekend in his blog. "In a move that I would hope should surprise exactly nobody, we're pushing back 1.1 by a little bit because of the realities of the work remaining to be done," wrote Ben Goodger. The updated road map for Firefox 1.1 noted that beta should ship in early April, with a final edition to follow in June. The next major revision, dubbed 2.0, is still on track for release sometime...
  • 55 Ways to Hack Mozilla's Firefox

    01/06/2005 11:07:43 PM PST · by Bush2000 · 84 replies · 2,398+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | Sarah Stables
    Solid reputation paints bull's-eye on Mozilla's Firefox Free Web browser is known to be virtually impregnable to viruses and pop-ups, but it isn't hack-proof Sarah Stables CanWest News Service Thursday, January 06, 2005 A reputation for being virtually impregnable to viruses, pop-ups and other nasties of the Web is driving millions of fed-up computer users to ditch Internet Explorer in favour of the supposedly hack-proof alternative, Firefox, Mozilla's free Web browser. There's only one problem: the upstart isn't hack-proof at all. The evidence is at K-Otic.com, a Web site where hackers and security experts post their latest "exploits" - coded...