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[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 13:57:14 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I think star trek has a history of taking real technical babble and using it (in meaningless ways) in the shows.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 14:44:28 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Transparent aluminium is transient.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 14:47:46 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I thought NT4 separated the two layers as well.

You perceive that they're mixed, though, because various gui-related function calls are found within the kernel.dll... which isn't really the kernel, per se, but something that seems to do many things that you'd want to do with a kernel (by making those calls to the kernel for you).

I can't speak as much about OS/2, although I always liked that OS better.
I just had to deal with NT-derived OSes far more, and learned a bit about it while working with some code related to device drivers for the OS.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 15:50:27 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Maybe nt 4 was split and win2k they merged them, I remmber there being a big hubub about putting the gui in the kernel process space or something like that.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 16:02:02 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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And I could be missing something. I just don't recall that there was muc hof anything GUI-related in the kernel for NT-derived OSes (Win9x, maybe, but not NT-derived). I'd have to do some digging, and I'm not sure I have all the books I had before related to that area of the OS.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 19:36:09 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in the kernel for NT4 if I'm not mistaken. This persisted until XP. Vista finally took it back out when they figured out how to do it with something approaching the performance they were looking for.

[#] Sun Feb 21 2010 17:29:13 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in

userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in

Yeah, that's what it was 3.51 was the good one and it went all downhill from there.

[#] Sun Feb 21 2010 17:35:51 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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the eff says, even without cookies your browser is next to uniq:

check it out...

[#] Mon Feb 22 2010 21:27:40 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Anybody know if there's still an oracle personal edition available?
I need to do some development in oracle, and was looking for something free to play with.
Their website makes it seem like they rename all their products every version.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 10:10:07 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well. you get it for free, but it ain't free? Nobody whiping your ass for free? tell me more.

And... Once you caried truckloads of money to oracle to get their database, letting them educate you how to use it is about twice as expensive. And neither anybody from oracle will show up and get shit up and running as that article may sugest.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 15:13:12 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I was on a call last night and I went to lean over to get something, and of course the wire for my cordless headset got caught on something, and... no more headset.
I go through quite a few of these.
So now I'm wondering if there's a (relatively cheap) wireless headset for my cordless phone. Seems kinda stupid, but I keep breaking them by getting the wire caught on something.
Anybody have any recomennded brands/models?

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 15:15:19 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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oh, and here's the thing that makes them hard to find. I like headsets with two earphones, not just one. thins the herd of available options quite a bit.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 16:58:10 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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You snagged the cord on your cordless headset? I'm confused. Anyway, check out Plantronics headsets.. they are the makers of the original Starset and still make some really nice stuff.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 17:27:26 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Motorola makes a stereo bluetooth headset that you may use for listening to music, or for talking on the phone. I think it's called the Rokr. It's about $100.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 19:30:20 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I have a cordless phone. The cordless phones have an audio 2mm jack that most corded phones do not.
The headset is wired to the cordless phone so you can put the phone on your belt and walk around hands free talking.

The cord is long and inevitably gets wrapped around something so when I get up, it yanks on the cord and either breaks the jack recepticle in the phone or the headset itself. This time the headset ate it.

Bluetooth won't help me this, isn't for cell phones. I actually have a bluetooth earpiece and I don't like it very much. That and I don't want to burn very expensive cell minutes if I can use my free landline.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 22:18:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd suggest Bluetooth to a softphone on your computer, but you don't have a VoIP setup at home...

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 02:26:49 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I got this free MSI motherboard with an Athlon 64 processor on it.

It works fine but when you turn it on it instantly starts making this high/low octave alarm and doesn't stop.

Thankfully I found the problem. There was this piezo electric buzzer soldered on the board. Now that I've broken that, everything is functioning normally.

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 05:17:12 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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Stupid and simple idea.

How about you just thread the cord down the inside of your shirt next time.

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 06:40:34 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hrm... my land-line phone also uses bluetooth (it's an AT&T phone).

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