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Are you sure you're not confusing this with... 684 Views / 22 Replies  
Are you sure you're not confusing this with doctors being offered kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing particular drugs? It's also a questionable practice, but not so blatantly...
Posted by derien, on Feb 13, 2003 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When I saw a "good news" thread by Zimphire, I... 616 Views / 6 Replies  
When I saw a "good news" thread by Zimphire, I thought we were going to get some evangelism. But all we get is a link to the glib comment of some crackpot? Disappointing, to say the least.
Posted by derien, on Feb 10, 2003 at 02:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a little on Pennsylvania Ave. between... 934 Views / 26 Replies  
There was a little on Pennsylvania Ave. between 16th and 17th.
Posted by derien, on Feb 8, 2003 at 10:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To quote myself: Offended probably... 934 Views / 26 Replies  
To quote myself:



Offended probably would be the right word, but it made me do something like this:

:eek:
Posted by derien, on Feb 8, 2003 at 10:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I'm afraid I have to insist that this is not... 2,596 Views / 154 Replies  
I'm afraid I have to insist that this is not about economics. No economic good will come of this, at least for the average consumer. Though it will probably remove a lot of the uncertainty holding...
Posted by derien, on Feb 8, 2003 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: According to Aristotle, democracy is the deviant... 2,596 Views / 154 Replies  
According to Aristotle, democracy is the deviant form of rule by many. The virtuous version is polity.

This pointless trivia has been brought to you by the holder of a degree in political science...
Posted by derien, on Feb 8, 2003 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's an interesting catch, but not necessarily... 934 Views / 26 Replies  
It's an interesting catch, but not necessarily new or surprising rhetoric. Just do a quick search and you will find many historical examples of the same phrase. The Nazis weren't even the first...
Posted by derien, on Feb 8, 2003 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Depending on his experience and technical savvy,... 445 Views / 3 Replies  
Depending on his experience and technical savvy, he might want to consider getting a regular merchant account and setting up his site with a normal host. It would, of course, require more setup on...
Posted by derien, on Feb 7, 2003 at 09:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No wonder the Frogs are skeptical! Iraq is... 771 Views / 33 Replies  
No wonder the Frogs are skeptical! Iraq is spelled "Irak" in French!
Posted by derien, on Feb 7, 2003 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. 514 Views / 7 Replies  
Those are both passive voice (as is this sentence).

Maybe you want something like: "Once again, the database fails under pressure. The adminstrators now face inboxes filled to quota with error...
Posted by derien, on Feb 7, 2003 at 01:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Mmmm...I'm not so sure. If you're talking about... 780 Views / 13 Replies  
Mmmm...I'm not so sure. If you're talking about codes of conduct, I'd tend to agree, but I think morality is something else, and something that can be formulated more independently (though, of...
Posted by derien, on Feb 7, 2003 at 12:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think India is more or less in the same... 728 Views / 28 Replies  
I think India is more or less in the same position as China. I'm not saying these countries couldn't be superpowers by some measure, but I think it would take a huge adjustment in the national...
Posted by derien, on Feb 6, 2003 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that when and if the U.S. fades as a... 728 Views / 28 Replies  
I think that when and if the U.S. fades as a dominant force, it won't be because it was displaced by another superpower. I think regional hegemons are a much likelier scenario. Culturally, I believe...
Posted by derien, on Feb 6, 2003 at 11:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A bit cynical perhaps, but probably not entirely... 1,982 Views / 142 Replies  
A bit cynical perhaps, but probably not entirely unfair.

I think, though, that there are a couple of distinct trends that explain points of contention in this thread. The first is ideological, and...
Posted by derien, on Feb 5, 2003 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What everyone needs to keep in mind, I think, is... 1,982 Views / 142 Replies  
What everyone needs to keep in mind, I think, is that words are just shortcuts, abstractions of the ideas and beliefs we are trying to communicate. Communication really only works when we're using...
Posted by derien, on Feb 4, 2003 at 07:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are many experiments that can be conducted... 1,232 Views / 62 Replies  
There are many experiments that can be conducted only in microgravity (http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/space/mg.html), and 30 seconds in the Vomit Comet just isn't enough.

And think about the...
Posted by derien, on Feb 4, 2003 at 01:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I put my money on the shaving thread. It's gonna... 836 Views / 23 Replies  
I put my money on the shaving thread. It's gonna get ugly.
Posted by derien, on Feb 3, 2003 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm afraid I disagree with your definition. The... 1,982 Views / 142 Replies  
I'm afraid I disagree with your definition. The word clearly depends on a conception of theism--it is a negation of that concept. No wonder, then, that "atheism" tends to become for so many a...
Posted by derien, on Feb 3, 2003 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Security through client-side encryption? 390 Views / 1 Replies  
I work for a tiny company (I'm the only employee besides the owner) whose website thus far has been maintained primarily for contact and product information. Eventually, it would be nice to add the...
Posted by derien, on Jan 10, 2003 at 11:26 PM, in Developer Center
It's a mail-in rebate. If you're going to use it,... 401 Views / 3 Replies  
It's a mail-in rebate. If you're going to use it, make sure to download the form today, because it will be removed from the website tomorrow.

edit: It does seem that you have to activate the plan...
Posted by derien, on Jan 6, 2003 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they need to transfer you to produce. 641 Views / 11 Replies  
I think they need to transfer you to produce.
Posted by derien, on Jan 6, 2003 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Not usually. I guess I'm too afraid of hurting... 555 Views / 16 Replies  
Not usually. I guess I'm too afraid of hurting the things' feelings. :p
Posted by derien, on Jan 2, 2003 at 06:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really think you shouldn't wait. You don't owe... 1,531 Views / 53 Replies  
I really think you shouldn't wait. You don't owe him any favors.

I also wonder if you might have trouble with the credit card company since you paid through Paypal. I mean, you are paying Paypal...
Posted by derien, on Dec 31, 2002 at 06:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I always seem to end up waiting until the movies... 685 Views / 24 Replies  
I always seem to end up waiting until the movies hit the second-run theater. Then it's $2 a pop. And the twelve screens aren't crappy either--it's just that they built sixteen more with stadium...
Posted by derien, on Dec 31, 2002 at 04:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like we're winning! us (348,000,000)... 786 Views / 20 Replies  
Looks like we're winning!

us (348,000,000) vs. them (138,000,000)

The results for me vs. you are not so encouraging. Must be a plural you.
Posted by derien, on Dec 31, 2002 at 04:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You are so right. Which is why I was reluctant to... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
You are so right. Which is why I was reluctant to finally address that "other" issue in a later post. I think I would like to paraphrase and reiterate the central points of my intitial posts, for my...
Posted by derien, on Dec 31, 2002 at 04:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/wizard... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/wizardoflion1.jpg

Alas, if only I were brave...

http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/wizardofscare.jpg

...and you had a brain.

(I hope...
Posted by derien, on Dec 31, 2002 at 03:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aha! Exactly. If only I could afford it ... well,... 2,821 Views / 6 Replies  
Aha! Exactly. If only I could afford it ... well, I will search through the various font archives. Thanks. :)
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 08:56 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
:) I wasn't trying to be obtuse, but it's a... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
:) I wasn't trying to be obtuse, but it's a complicated matter. I trust you are not being sarcastic?



I don't really have a good explanation for this, nor does anyone else, apparently. What I...
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In my first post, I noted quite plainly that I... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
In my first post, I noted quite plainly that I was perfectly willing to employ hyperbole. Moreover, you find objectionable the style I have adopted. It is one that I generally try to avoid. It is...
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are quite amusing. Do you really live in a... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
You are quite amusing. Do you really live in a world in which a conniving band of Jews, possibly whispering in Yiddish, is quietly manipulating your thoughts and mind, impressing you into slavery in...
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do I have a sense of deja vu? Would you say... 1,783 Views / 57 Replies  
Why do I have a sense of deja vu? Would you say she is hotter than the waitress? 'Cause that one seemed to be a good sport.
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 03:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the suggestions. To be perfectly... 2,821 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestions. To be perfectly honest, I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for. I think something along the lines of those fonts that look like they were produced by an old worn out...
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 03:24 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Obviously you are just a belligerent,... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
Obviously you are just a belligerent, semi-literate putz. The only irony here is your cynical attempt to twist my words into something more closely resembling your own thinly veiled bigotries. I...
Posted by derien, on Dec 29, 2002 at 03:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have any accounts in which you're just... 1,012 Views / 41 Replies  
Do you have any accounts in which you're just NORMAL? :p
Posted by derien, on Dec 28, 2002 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mad can reproduce characters in that context... 1,010 Views / 22 Replies  
Mad can reproduce characters in that context because there is a degree of protection for parody/satire under copyright law. Unfortunately, because you simply have pure intentions, you are not so...
Posted by derien, on Dec 28, 2002 at 07:52 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Next Xmas I wantů 608 Views / 7 Replies  
Meh ... I'm holding out for the nuclear-powered model. Diesel/electric is so 20th century.
Posted by derien, on Dec 28, 2002 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
18th Century Font? 2,821 Views / 6 Replies  
Could anyone point me towards a typeface (preferably freeware) that looks like it came off an 18th-century-or-so printing press? Maybe something a bit irregular and a little on the heavy side? Thanks.
Posted by derien, on Dec 28, 2002 at 05:59 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Perhaps you should drop your rhetorical questions... 1,551 Views / 67 Replies  
Perhaps you should drop your rhetorical questions and learn a little.

It doesn't really matter what you think of the value of these works. You seem to feel that these films are an annoyance that...
Posted by derien, on Dec 27, 2002 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I think Dobby's got the edge in marketing... 828 Views / 20 Replies  
I think Dobby's got the edge in marketing...
Posted by derien, on Dec 24, 2002 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you saying the weather never matters? 612 Views / 23 Replies  
Are you saying the weather never matters?
Posted by derien, on Dec 20, 2002 at 01:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe you should ask for a good cookbook for... 2,279 Views / 132 Replies  
Maybe you should ask for a good cookbook for Christmas.
Posted by derien, on Dec 19, 2002 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Especially when I had to walk a good ways to the... 935 Views / 45 Replies  
Especially when I had to walk a good ways to the store (a mile or so), I tried to use canvas bags. Otherwise I'd use plastic because that's what was available, but with the loads I was carrying,...
Posted by derien, on Dec 17, 2002 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Take a look at a look at the beginning of the... 473 Views / 7 Replies  
Take a look at a look at the beginning of the form. Hey look! There's an email address. That might be mildly amusing to play with...

<Form...
Posted by derien, on Dec 14, 2002 at 01:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Silly humans. Everyone knows quantum entanglement... 995 Views / 38 Replies  
Silly humans. Everyone knows quantum entanglement is the ONLY way to network.
Posted by derien, on Dec 6, 2002 at 06:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like to whistle.... I won't claim I ever... 652 Views / 30 Replies  
I like to whistle....

I won't claim I ever had any real skill with my violin, which now resides safely unplayed in the basement.
Posted by derien, on Dec 6, 2002 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, true about the path. I believe I had another... 617 Views / 12 Replies  
Ah, true about the path. I believe I had another error before and forgot the Documents/ when I corrected it.

However, I hardly agree that this solution is inelegant. It's perhaps not ideal if you...
Posted by derien, on Dec 6, 2002 at 04:44 PM, in Developer Center
Here's a solution I found, and hopefully it's not... 617 Views / 12 Replies  
Here's a solution I found, and hopefully it's not too daunting.

Files for the computer's main webserver are located in /Library/WebServer/Documents/. So you could place files there and they would...
Posted by derien, on Dec 5, 2002 at 11:04 PM, in Developer Center
Funny you bring this up--over the weekend I was... 2,984 Views / 6 Replies  
Funny you bring this up--over the weekend I was looking into the process of creating stereoscopic images. Not quite the thing you're looking for, but I found quite a few tutorials on creating both...
Posted by derien, on Dec 3, 2002 at 08:27 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You may be thinking of Iranians (Persians).... 992 Views / 40 Replies  
You may be thinking of Iranians (Persians). Iraqis are predominantly Arab.
Posted by derien, on Nov 25, 2002 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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