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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #100 on: 22 Apr 2009, 23:55 »
That's quite sad. :( For me that is. The first time in my life I'm trying to use as much windowy programs as possible: IE, firewall, messenger, media player etc. :D I guess I have to end this experiment or just wait for a fix to IE, I bet they know about this already.
Go back to IE6... it never had this problem. (Of course your security would surely be breached!)

To progress in this life you must make sacrifices, no matter how you look at it.

That would be even sadder. :D I loved IE 7 though you might not belive it. I don't know about opera. I had it for a short time before my latest reinstall and though it had some really really nice features, I thought it was a little slow.

I really hope there was a suggestions email to microsoft. You know big companies always listen to one persons opinions.  ;D

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #101 on: 18 May 2009, 08:20 »
I've had some unanswered questions floating in my mind lately, but now I can only come up with two of them.

The first one is:
In the Simpsons Episode Lisa the beauty queen, Bart (who is, for some reason, supposed to be an expert on beauty and make-overs) confidently offers his advice on how to turn Lisa into a potential winner of the beauty pageant. He finishes off with something like "and then I will teach her the ancient art of petting".
Is this a joke that doesn't translate well, or am I just hearing wrong, but to me it sounds really disturbing that Bart would teach his sister the art of petting. I guess this incestuous concept would be funny in a South Park kind of way, but in a Simpsons episode it doesn't really make any sense to me.

The other one is:
In Led Zeppelin's All of my love, Robert Plant sings "Proud Aryan one word, my will to sustain". What is this supposed to mean? To my knowledge, Plant isn't a racist, or a neo-nazi for that matter, and I doubt he had the original Indo-Iranian meaning in mind. A weird place to find the word "Aryan" either way.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #102 on: 18 May 2009, 08:46 »
It isn't "proud Aryan", it's "proud Arianne".  ;)

EDIT: I've just realised that you also misheard the Simpson's quote. It's "the ancient art of padding", (i.e. padding a bra).

Quote from: [url=http://simpsons-scripts.wikidot.com/lisa-the-beauty-queen]Bart Simpson[/url]
Later, I'll teach you the tricks of the trade: Taping your swimsuit to your butt, petroleum jelly on your teeth for that frictionless smile, and the ancient art of padding.

I had no idea there was a website where someone has transcribed every single Simpsons episode!

EDIT2: I just reread this thread and realised nobody ever answered the original question. Here's a website for you, Stupot; hope it helps.
« Last Edit: 19 May 2009, 16:56 by Hudders »

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #103 on: 20 May 2009, 17:59 »
Hudders, you're wrong about Stupot's original post, although mail.com does have tons of subdomains to choose from. (though I have always stuck with plain-old mail.com)
He's talking about a different service... but I can't recall the name either.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #104 on: 20 May 2009, 22:50 »
I don't think such a service exists anymore. I know what you mean, but I think mail.com is the closest available right now.

Either that or a paid for service, such as this.

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #105 on: 21 May 2009, 01:07 »
I've got a big feeling it might have been 'another.com'.

These days they are a regular domain-buying site that offers hosting etc like easily and godaddy.
But I'm certain that they (or whoever I'm thinking of) used to hoard the domain names for themselves but just dish out email addresses using the domain names they owned.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #106 on: 13 Jun 2009, 21:56 »
I have a question, and since it's far too simple to be worth a whole thread I decided to revive this one ;)

My question is this: I've created some sound effects in .midi format. Now I realise that I can't use these for my games. :=
Does anyone know a good converter from midi to mp3/ogg/wav/voc ?
« Last Edit: 13 Jun 2009, 21:57 by Bulbapuck »

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #107 on: 14 Jun 2009, 00:18 »
Bulbapuck,
Maybe you should look at Direct MIDI to MP3 Converter
It's a "full featured 30 days trial program, conversion time is not limited.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #108 on: 14 Jun 2009, 02:27 »
Brilliant [ Arj0n ]!

Thanks a million ;D!

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #109 on: 15 Jun 2009, 20:23 »
Is anyone else not able to get Facebook today or is it just me?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #110 on: 15 Jun 2009, 20:27 »
Interesting use of this thread :D.

And no,  it is just you.

Also (despite my use of this thread not being successful before), does anyone remember this show?
It seemed to have several "skits" in each episode, and I remember one of them being this kid selling all sorts of weird, nasty stuff on the street, calling out the names (stuff like scabs and acne in jars). And it also had something to do with a TV on in a dark room. Another sketch involved this guy helping out this group of people on some island, who thought their noses were too big, but then he told them to not play checkers in the rain, so that their sweaters would not shrink.
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #111 on: 15 Jun 2009, 20:59 »
 :-\ What were you watching? Anybody who does remember probably wants to forget...

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #112 on: 26 Jun 2009, 05:33 »
Has anyone here heard of Swap Tree? Have you tried it? http://www.swaptree.com/

What do you think about it? All comments welcomed.
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #113 on: 26 Jun 2009, 07:55 »
What do you think about it? All comments welcomed.
Haven't tried it but I think it's an awesome idea, an awesome way, for example, to battle piracy, and a great way to also battle the greed that goes on in all companies! A legal sharing site! Hell YAY!

A pity it's not universal (then again shiping fees would be ridiculous really).

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #114 on: 26 Jun 2009, 08:07 »
OK, this one will stump most of you, I'm sure. I'm remembering a song, definitely from the 1970s. It's an instrumental song, with a little bit of "funk" feel to it. I do remember that on Conan O'Brien's former show (Late Night) his band played it during the transition from monologue to first guest, I'm sure of it, so it might have been a hit once.

Either the band name or the song title had "Detroit" in it. I may be wrong, but for some reason "Detroit" sticks out in my mind. I wish I could find a clip, but hours of Googling brought up nothing. Even if I tried to hum it or vocalize it and have you all hear it, it wouldn't really sound right.

The best I can describe is a mostly "funk" feel to it, kind of fast-paced, entirely instrumental. I remember it from a cassette tape I used to have of classic rock songs from the 70s. Can anybody help?
« Last Edit: 26 Jun 2009, 08:29 by TerranRich »
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #115 on: 02 Aug 2009, 21:22 »
I don't suppose you mean Detroit, the band, that recorded one album in the 70's? I actually only know them playing a Lou Reed cover though, "Rock and Roll". This is all wikipedia could also tell us about them :( No videos on youtube either, the Lou Reed song is there, if you wanna check it out.

Probably not Bowie's "Panic in Detroit" either? Both of these have words in them. If you could record a piece of the melody or anything, it might help us a bit.
« Last Edit: 02 Aug 2009, 21:29 by Tuomas »

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #116 on: 05 Aug 2009, 10:25 »
Does anyone have any experience with this "touch scroll" thing Genius mice came up with? My Logitech middle wheel is dying and from what I see, Logitech mice are either expensive or have shitty wheels.

The touch scroll thing looks interesting, but having no chance to try it, did anyone do so here?
I use the wheel/I press the wheel a lot, so it looks like a nice change.

Anyone?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #117 on: 22 Aug 2009, 02:02 »
Not a question, but still an ask...

Bit of an odd request granted, but if anyone has/can get Summer Heights High theme tune in MP3/HQ format for me, please let me know - thanks! :)

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #118 on: 22 Aug 2009, 13:28 »
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #119 on: 23 Aug 2009, 22:08 »
Few scientific ones I thought about while trying to sleep:

1) How does temperature (heat energy) act in vacuum? Let's say, we put a bowl of hot soup into airless room. Since there's no air to absorb heat, does soup suffer from any temperature loss at all (after giving some to the bowl)? I believe thermos uses vacuum somehow to keep liquid warm..?

2) Let's say there's no air on earth and I'm standing ontop of mount everest or tallest skyscraper. I throw a baseball. Can I make it orbit earth? Would lack of air friction make my throwing speed high enough to achieve needed speed? Also, since there's no air friction in space, why do astronauts in suits move so damn slow?
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