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2007/3/7 [Uncategorized] UID:45891 Activity:nil
3/7     http://i17.tinypic.com/2ildnwi.jpg
2007/3/7-11 [Uncategorized] UID:45892 Activity:nil
3/7     How do I play DRM protected content on a non Windows machine?
        Or is that completely impossible?
        \_ What kind of DRM?
2007/3/7-9 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:45893 Activity:nil
3/7     Do people still write source code that confines to 80 columns?  I've
        been doing this for my C code for years.  But ever since I started
        writing C# code recently, I find 80 columns rather limiting.  Thanks.
        \_ I usually restrict myself to 80 cols for things like C, C++,
           Perl, Shell, &c. For Java (which is similar to C#), I can't
           limit myself to 80 cols b/c the stupid language is so verbose.
        \_ Not for years.
2007/3/7-8 [Uncategorized/Multicategory] UID:45894 Activity:kinda low
3/7     link:tinyurl.com/2qq86k
        \_ Picture of a young woman, borderline sfw.
           \_ Saying something is sfw/nsfw is subjective. For example if
              work is in the kid's section of the library or the IT dept
              of the Mormon Corporation then what you liburals think is
              sfw may no longer be. I suspect this is one of the reasons
              why emarkp deletes anything that borders obscenity.
        \_ More pics of the same woman please?
           \_   link:tinyurl.com/33ed4j link:tinyurl.com/2ztsya
                link:tinyurl.com/2rokrk link:tinyurl.com/2qsevj
                link:tinyurl.com/34fjgv link:tinyurl.com/2lzcmd
                link:tinyurl.com/2skqnl http://tinyurl.com/2qdsh2
                http://tinyurl.com/39b2bk http://tinyurl.com/35qbrg
                http://tinyurl.com/2rayd3 http://tinyurl.com/2rvuzc
                http://tinyurl.com/2kxal3 http://tinyurl.com/2zf4dk
                http://tinyurl.com/3bpa8v http://tinyurl.com/2wcqvh
                http://tinyurl.com/2u5sov http://tinyurl.com/3x5bfm
                http://tinyurl.com/3bllu2 http://tinyurl.com/2svoq9
                http://tinyurl.com/2jmczf http://tinyurl.com/2leoah -!dans
                \_ bleargh.
                \_ The last one (http://tinyurl.com/2leoah) seems good.  All
                   the other ones, well, I can skip dinner tonight.
2007/3/7-9 [Computer/SW/Apps/Media, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:45895 Activity:nil
3/7     What's a free (or cheap) utility to do simple editing on mp3's in
        OS X? I want to split one of my songs into a few different pieces.
        It appears that neither iTunes nor GarageBand can do this. Thanks.
        \_ Audacity or SuperCollider could do this. -scottyg
        \_ You can abuse iTunes to do this for you. If you want to split
           a song do the following:
           1. Click your song and then select File->Get Info
           2. In the Options tab set the start time and/or stop time
              to where you want to split the song and click Okay
           3. With the song still selected, selected Advanced->Convert
              Selection To XXX [ this uses whatever the default import
              format you have selected ]
2007/3/7-10 [Politics/Domestic, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:45896 Activity:nil
3/7     RIP Captain America
        http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/503132p-424376c.html
        \_ This is part of Marvel's stupendously boring and stupid
           series 'Civil War'.  Comic book fans will react by making
           even more fun of Civil War.  It's stupid.  Marvel comics suck.
           Sometimes the occasionaly actual good movie gets made from
           a Marvel comic book, like Spiderman and The Punisher.
           \_ The Punisher?  Which version?
           \_ Actually the current Brubaker run on Daredevl is excellent.
              I haven't read Bendis' run that preceded it, but I heard it's
              also good, and I dig Powers so I'll probably give it a look.
              -dans
2007/3/7-11 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs] UID:45897 Activity:moderate
3/7     In emacs 21, is there a way in Emacs-Lisp to detect whether emacs was
        started with the "-r" switch?  In C mode, the syntax colors are
        different when I start emasc with and without "-r".  I want to do the
        same in my elisp code, but I can't find how this is done in cc-mode.el.
        Thanks.  -- yuen
        \- are you sure what you are talking about is being done by the cc*.el
           and not the font-lock package? also, it is likely they are checking
           "inverse-video" than the argv. btw, who are you? i almost always
           run emacs in a terminal window without any syntax highlighting,
           so i havent looked at this deeply, but i'm guessing from
           plausibility. --psb
           "inverse-video" than the argv. btw, who are you? --psb
           \_ Actually I'm not sure whether it's cc*.el or font-lock.el.
              Whether I run "emacs" or "emacs -r", "inverse-video" is always
              nil.  -- yuen
              \- the cmdline is parsed by the "startup.el" file.
                 [which in turn calls a function in $lisp/term/x-*.el
                 for "windowish" commands].
                 for "windowish" options].
                 if you want to test for reverse video, i guess the modern
                 way is to look in default-frame-alist. it sounds like you
                 know how to do that. i'd look in the frame properites,
                 not the command lien to do this. that is sort of the
                 point of the side-effects of the startup funcs. --psb
                 ------------------------------------------------------
                    default-frame-alist's value is
                      ((tool-bar-lines . 0)
                       (menu-bar-lines . 0)
                       (reverse . t))
                    Documentation:
                    Alist of default values for frame creation.
                    These may be set in your init file, like this:
                     (setq default-frame-alist '((width . 80) (height . ...
                    These override values given in window system configuration
                    data,  including X Windows' defaults database.
2007/3/7-11 [Computer/HW/Drives, Consumer/TV] UID:45898 Activity:nil
3/7     Young Indy is finally coming to DVD:
        http://dvd.ign.com/articles/770/770161p1.html
2007/3/7-11 [Uncategorized] UID:45899 Activity:nil
3/7     Now it's clear--the rock was from another planet.
        http://www.policeone.com/transit-police/articles/1227237
        \_ What's sad is they feel the need to drum up a reason to deport him,
           even though he has a legal green card.
2007/3/7-11 [Uncategorized] UID:45900 Activity:nil
3/7     Does any one know if there are standard or even just documented
        protocols used by cash registers for communicating with back office
        computers?  If se where I can find documentation on them?  --jwm
2007/3/7-12 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:45901 Activity:nil
3/7     This is gay:
        http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0305072fcc4.html
        \_ Rehab for you!
        \_ Where can I find the said picture showing Prince through a sheet?
2007/3/7-12 [Recreation/Activities] UID:45902 Activity:nil
3/7     My Ubuntu is running at default of init level 2 (runlevel) and it
        has X running. What the hell is going on? Shouldn't X be run
        level 5?
        \_ init level 3/5 is the way RedHat is.  This does not make it a
           standard.  In debian based systems, runlevel 2 is the standard
           operating unit.  You can choose to enable/disable running X at
           this run level.
2007/3/7 [Reference/RealEstate, Finance/Investment] UID:45903 Activity:nil 88%like:45906
3/7     The Myth of "Superstar Cities"
        http://www.joelkotkin.com/Urban_Affairs/WSJ%20The%20Myth%20of%20Superstar%20Cities.htm
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