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[#] Thu May 21 2009 16:01:33 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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You mean, all five of them? Including Apple?

[#] Thu May 21 2009 17:49:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Mac users don't need web sites because they mind-meld with Steve Jobs every morning.

[#] Thu May 21 2009 22:23:16 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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well, that;'s the thing there are mac sites, just very few of them. So while they may be unpopular in the grand scheme of things, in their genre, they should bubble to the top.
And this is where google or somebody else could do better. google measures a page versus the whole, not versus other pages like it. Or at least it seems to.

[#] Thu May 21 2009 23:14:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It does a lot of things, and they're always changing it.

One thing that I've noticed about Google lately is that they now use your past searches and other behavior to guess which results will be more relevant to you. For example, if I search for "groupware" I get as the first result. But if I then enable porn mode (using the Stealther extension in Firefox) and perform the same search, doesn't even appear on the first page of results.

I would imagine this has the privacy people up in arms, but as Scott McNealy said, "you have no privacy. Get over it."

[#] Wed Jun 03 2009 17:44:45 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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There is no room more prestegious than programming, so I thought I'd put this here:

I was reading that and I got to the euclidean math page and the branch optimization page.
It's neat that you can learn so much gooey technical stuff from wikipedia. Interesting light reading at a whim, whereas before you'd have to go to a school or gasp read knuth or something like that.

[#] Thu Jun 04 2009 12:33:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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ARM is a nice architecture. I'd love to have an ARM Linux box.

[#] Wed Jun 10 2009 07:30:42 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Google now syncing outlook:;txt


..and it seems if they're stepping the Mapi over imap way too...

Would be interesting to sniff what format they send the calendar and vcards via...

[#] Wed Jun 10 2009 07:43:38 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Jun 10 2009 08:18:27 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ah... and don't dare to use it with more than one tab open.

it will sink your box.

it does verry deep analysis of the page, even like checking which css'es are used and which not.

[#] Thu Jun 11 2009 17:59:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Would be interesting to sniff what format they send the calendar and vcards via...

Google has its own "we're so cool we have our own format" format.  Supposedly it's more efficient than XML or JSON.  That's probably what they used.

Ah, here it is.  "Protocol Buffers."


[#] Tue Jun 16 2009 18:02:08 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I'm ordering FIOS TV, which means I have to cancel my acecape fios service, whihc means I'm probably going to lose my internet.
Or rather, I'm definetly going to lose my internet, and I just hope it comes back someday.
I really liked ace.

[#] Tue Jun 16 2009 23:18:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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But you didn't have Acecape, you had FIOS being resold by Acecape. You've been gone for a while now except for the paperwork.

[#] Wed Jun 17 2009 10:12:05 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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If a Ford posts without internet, does the post really exist?

[#] Thu Jun 18 2009 11:16:06 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yes, but here's what Ifigure:
if verizon charges $44.99 for 10/2 and ace charges $44.95 for 10/2 I gotta figure they're not doing it for free, so verizon sells it to acecape for alittle less and at least some of my money goes to ace and not verizon.
Plus, I have a good reporte (sp) with they tech support. they're much better to dealwith.

[#] Sat Jun 27 2009 04:57:26 EDT from Dirk Stanley @ Uncensored

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Can someone teach me about the difference between ASCII and UTF-8?

How does a client recognize the difference between the two?

[#] Sat Jun 27 2009 07:20:42 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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ASCII is an old character encoding format that can address 8 bits worth of characters, but no more.  So, that's 256 characters it can encode.

UTF-8, by contrast, is a newer character encoding format that can handle a very large set of characters by using multiple bytes to represent one character (or just using one byte, if that's appropriate).  One of the bits acts as a signal to indicate that the character requires another byte.

I don't recall the details of how UTF-8 characters are actually encoded, so I can't really give you much by way of details, but if you want to, by eye, recognize the difference between UTF-8 and ASCII, take a look at a sample of each using a hex editor or something that won't try to encode the UTF-8.  You'll get a flavor for how it appears untranslated.

If you are looking for a mechanical means by which to detect UTF-8, I'm not sure that it's possible.  Normally, something external to the text you're translating indicates the character encoding (e.g. MIME headers).

[#] Mon Jun 29 2009 08:24:15 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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not quiet accurate, fleeb.


ascii specifies the use of 7bits, though 8 bits are the average usecase today; So, strictly defined are the first 127 chars, then starts the mess.

There are Charsets on top of ascii, like iso-8859-1 or windows CP nnn or utf-8.

while iso and the windows CP xxx just put some tables (incompatible to each other) into the upper 127 chars, utf-8 goes a different way.

If you're in a sequence, and the highest bit is set, up to 6 of the following bytes are drawn together, so you can address a wide range of chars at once from the Unicode namespace (like klingon, chinese...)

So If you've got a text, and you can see two jammed chars in sequence (or more..) its most probably utf-8 which was interpreted as iso; if its the other way arround, you having '?' in the text, it was trying to interpret an ISO character as the start of an UTF-8-sequence, and failed.


[#] Mon Jun 29 2009 08:28:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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No, I wasn't accurate... I was trying to convey the sense of things, rather than the details, so a non-technical person would see the major points of differences. But it's good to point out the details, too.

[#] Mon Jun 29 2009 08:28:50 EDT from arabella @ Uncensored

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no one loves a smart arse

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