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by danny e.
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stealing a likeness?
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Stealing a likeness?

When I saw "The Last of US" I KNEW it was Ellen Page. Then the girls voice didn't match and I thought "Why did they get Ellen Page to agree to be in the game but not have her also voice act the part? I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness, but I am actually act...
by danny e.
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC Gamer's six reasons PC is winning E3
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: PC Gamer's six reasons PC is winning E3

I am so happy the new consoles are a few months away. I can think it will do nothing but help PC game development for the next 2 to 4 years. Then I think it will be like the console ports we have now. Time will tell I guess. Yeah, I am excited about PC gaming as well with the new consoles coming. A...
by danny e.
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: What does it mean to be a good programmer?
Replies: 51
Views: 12710

Re: What does it mean to be a good programmer?

There is no "beauty" in programming (certainly no "timeless" beauty which can still be appreciated by many people not related to programming even after a few centuries)... As for being a "good programmer" it all comes down to being able to finish your assigned tasks du...
by danny e.
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: What does it mean to be a good programmer?
Replies: 51
Views: 12710

Re: What does it mean to be a good programmer?

I think there are two sides to your question. Content vs Style. It seems like you're really asking about what makes someones style unique & "good". A "good programmer" in my book would be someone who covers both. Good Progammer: Uses elegant design. Simple over complex where ...
by danny e.
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?
Replies: 93
Views: 10141

Re: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?

Smart phones and tablets are nice toys. But at some point, most people put on their big boy pants and get real work done on a Microsoft Windows PC. Please tell that to Facebook, Google, Apple etc. Why should I tell them? They already know. That's why they entered the toy market and not the desktop ...
by danny e.
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?
Replies: 93
Views: 10141

Re: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?

And PC's (personal computers) is actually a declining market so I'm not sure where your argument is. The personal computer market is expanding. Smartphones and tablets are personal computers. It is the traditional personal computer manufacturers and Microsoft who are losing market share. Imagine wh...
by danny e.
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?
Replies: 93
Views: 10141

Re: If Bill Gates died, how would the world remember him?

But Bill Gates > Steve Jobs. I just read about what he's done (5.8+ million lives saved etc.) and I'm so proud of Bill Gates :roll: This is a joke post... Right? Or at least I hope it is... Because I feel very sad for you if you measure people's worth in an amount of $$$ they were able to give away...
by danny e.
Sat May 25, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One revealed
Replies: 90
Views: 9580

Re: Xbox One revealed

I think it's all summed up like this:
Playstation 4:   We want to be facebook.
Xbox One:        We want to be television.
PC:              We like who we are.  (without metro crap)   
by danny e.
Sat May 25, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: What's with all the extra Chrome traffic
Replies: 16
Views: 3727

Re: What's with all the extra Chrome traffic

I would guess this is Chrome's "predict network actions to improve page load performance". I believe that with a Google search, for example, Chrome preloads the top three or so search results since it figures you're going to click on one or more of them anyway. You can disable this in Chr...
by danny e.
Fri May 24, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you sporting at home for an office chair?
Replies: 37
Views: 17568

Re: What are you sporting at home for an office chair?

keltor wrote:
Most chairs, including the Aerons, readily encourage you to develop bad posture and other back problems.

What?
The things are customizable beyond belief. If anything, their downfall is that they try to force you into actually sitting up straight and having good posture, when I like to slouch.
by danny e.
Fri May 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: What's with all the extra Chrome traffic
Replies: 16
Views: 3727

Re: What's with all the extra Chrome traffic

But if you install Adblock on Chrome: http://www.dannyde.com/chrome/chromeWithAdBlock.png ... at least it's no longer two pages. there it is folks, Chrome is STILL a giant piece of adware. :D --------- Never trust a company whose revenue comes almost entirely from advertising. (eg google, facebook)
by danny e.
Fri May 24, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you sporting at home for an office chair?
Replies: 37
Views: 17568

Re: What are you sporting at home for an office chair?

Just playing devils advocate, as it sit here in my 3-year-old, genuine HM Aeron chair...... Aerons are REALLY overpriced; previous post here . With the office footing the bill for my Aeron I'm happy to recommend it as a high-quality, ergonomic and comfortable chair. There is no way in hell I would ...
by danny e.
Sat May 18, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: My next Canon long zoom?
Replies: 31
Views: 5292

Re: My next Canon long zoom?

I still cry myself to sleep at night missing my Canon 70-200 f2.8.
One of these days, I shall win her back!
by danny e.
Thu May 16, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Metro: Last Light on Three Monitors!
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Metro: Last Light on Three Monitors!

flip-mode wrote:
This guy is a spammer, not a participating member of the community.

yup. google proves this. He just signs up for various forums and spams them with this garbage.
by danny e.
Tue May 14, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Canon FINALLY intros the 200-400 f4 1.4x
Replies: 24
Views: 4507

Re: Canon FINALLY intros the 200-400 f4 1.4x

"£11999.99 / €11800" Ouch! The pound sterling is worth 20% more than a euro. This is pretty weird pricing. £11999.99 = $18284.38 yet the USA price is 11,800. USA! USA! ;) It's time to stock up on these babies and make a few round trips to the UK. Probably hard to hide in ones pants, though.
by danny e.
Mon May 13, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Canon FINALLY intros the 200-400 f4 1.4x
Replies: 24
Views: 4507

Canon FINALLY intros the 200-400 f4 1.4x

Canon intros the 200-400mm f4 with 1.4x

On sale end of may for ~ 12K

Want. But a little steep for a non-pro.
Obviously it isn't meant for a non-pro, but I still want.
by danny e.
Sat May 11, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Do you believe cloud will replace stand alone software?
Replies: 72
Views: 16447

Re: Do you believe cloud will replace stand alone software?

As I've stated.. it is inevitable. Adobe has now gone cloud ONLY not just cloud optional. Microsoft will be moving that direction as well with at least some of its products. Many other companies will follow suit. the Adobe Creative Cloud seems like an ok deal. I wish they'd have a 3 or 5 app model r...
by danny e.
Sat May 11, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4065
Views: 677670

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Pure Leaf Raspberry flavor
by danny e.
Thu May 02, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why are there no high-power ARM CPUs?
Replies: 51
Views: 8822

Re: Why are there no high-power ARM CPUs?

morphine wrote:
Oh no, you didn't!

danny e. = "the noise in the TR signal to noise ratio". :D
by danny e.
Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why are there no high-power ARM CPUs?
Replies: 51
Views: 8822

Re: Why are there no high-power ARM CPUs?

Duct Tape Dude wrote:
Why are there no high-power ARM CPUs?

because to get true high-power, you need an arm and a leg?
by danny e.
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Leaders and Legends dies a well-deserved death
Replies: 3
Views: 3204

Re: Leaders and Legends dies a well-deserved death

It will be a lot nicer in some ways. Also, there was a time where then SEC east dominated. So, hopefully the Big 10 west can improve. It's going to be a little lopsided at first.
by danny e.
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is it about american media honchos
Replies: 42
Views: 6916

Re: What is it about american media honchos

That make idiotic decisions to try to make "American" versions of shows all the time. Did the British make a "British Friends" to appeal to the UK audience? Actually American shows get remade into localized foreign versions all the time. Wikipedia has a list of British shows bas...
by danny e.
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Destructive ideology
Replies: 85
Views: 19980

Re: Destructive ideology

Joe Brodkin/Arstechnica posits that a significant number of users may well follow Stallman's advice to leave Ubuntu. I hope he's wrong in this case as I don't see a wounded or dead Canonical as a positive outcome for anyone. It's amazing how rabid fanboys justify spyware when it's from their favori...
by danny e.
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is it about american media honchos
Replies: 42
Views: 6916

Re: What is it about american media honchos

as a side note, if you haven't seen "The IT Crowd" do yourself a favor and watch.
by danny e.
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is it about american media honchos
Replies: 42
Views: 6916

What is it about american media honchos

That make idiotic decisions to try to make "American" versions of shows all the time. Did the British make a "British Friends" to appeal to the UK audience? Why should every foreign show that is funny need an "American" version instead of just airing the real version to...
by danny e.
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tax Refund purchases
Replies: 64
Views: 7527

Re: Tax Refund purchases

Unless you are a fan of Unnecessary Trouble & Friends, I would suggest looking it up :P Basically, unless your AGI was really low, you should file regardless. If you are a legal adult earning any source of reported income, then any unusual behavior including not filing tax returns, is likely as...
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