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You can use GlimmerBlocker to eliminate all GIFs,... 20,904 Views / 624 Replies  
You can use GlimmerBlocker to eliminate all GIFs, although you have to improvise when you need to see them by using another browser or something.

As an aside, my Mail filter sends all letters with...
Posted by PER3, on Dec 4, 2011 at 04:35 PM, in Mac OS X
I just meant that the cycle paths are not too bad... 644 Views / 26 Replies  
I just meant that the cycle paths are not too bad (depending on where you live and how far you need to travel).

As far as public transport and cycling goes, some of the longer route busses have...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 20, 2011 at 05:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As an artificial city at the end of the world,... 644 Views / 26 Replies  
As an artificial city at the end of the world, Canberra might be a bit of an acquired taste. Its main industries are government, education, and, at least the last time I looked, pornography (although...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 19, 2011 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Responses of Chinese film makers 20,558 Views / 412 Replies  
Interesting to read some translated responses from professionals in China's film industry. They seem to have been very impressed by "Avatar":





From ESWN blog:

EastSouthWestNorth: Daily...
Posted by PER3, on Jan 5, 2010 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
turtle777, I agree that things would be... 641 Views / 16 Replies  
turtle777,

I agree that things would be easier if my address didn't change so often, but as far as I know, that is unfortunately one of the "features" of most ADSL facilities.
Posted by PER3, on Oct 16, 2009 at 01:28 PM, in Feedback
Dear reader50, Thanks a lot for your... 641 Views / 16 Replies  
Dear reader50,

Thanks a lot for your detailed response. I couldn't answer right away as I was blocked. :)

Recently, my blocked addresses have been in the ranges you mentioned:

85.141.141.90...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 16, 2009 at 01:26 PM, in Feedback
Cut the censorship; enable post counts 3,201 Views / 98 Replies  
Two tiny points that may have some bearing:

–people like to count things. Perhaps having post counts instead of "clinically insane" and so on might liven things up (although macrumours doesn't...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 14, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in Feedback
My IP occasionally being blocked by MacNN 641 Views / 16 Replies  
Over the last year, my IP has been occasionally blocked by MacNN. I've sent emails to request unblocking, but they don't always seem to get through.

My IP is Russian firm Stream (stream.ru), which...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 14, 2009 at 01:45 PM, in Feedback
I'm Australian and would never fly Qantas on any... 2,330 Views / 67 Replies  
I'm Australian and would never fly Qantas on any international route if I had a choice.

For one, the food is second rate. Not to mention the decor of the cabins.

Secondly, there is something...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 10, 2009 at 07:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My DVD drive apparently began to fail a few... 6,062 Views / 7 Replies  
My DVD drive apparently began to fail a few months ago. After trying many cures, I opened up my MacBook Pro, took out the drive, opened the drive and cleaned the lens with something or other. Put it...
Posted by PER3, on Aug 31, 2009 at 07:37 AM, in Mac OS X
So any "hazing" is OK? 3,008 Views / 125 Replies  
Here is a nice link about a soldier that was hazed and had his legs and genitals amputated as a result. Apparently, sixteen Russian soldiers died from hazing the same year. So hazing, is, I guess,...
Posted by PER3, on May 24, 2009 at 03:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Short terms possibly better 666 Views / 38 Replies  
Australia has three-year terms and the possibility of holding early elections. Not much campaigning goes on, possibly as attending polls is compulsory. Although short terms keeps the bastards on...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
All insurance is Ponzi? 1,748 Views / 158 Replies  
So, according to the logic, if the SS is a Ponzi scheme, then any purchase of insurance is also, as the money you are putting into the scheme now is being used to pay current claims. And I guess the...
Posted by PER3, on Jan 6, 2009 at 02:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How did you get that in TextEdit? The smart caret... 1,792 Views / 23 Replies  
How did you get that in TextEdit? The smart caret doesn't seem to work. Did you find it in Character Palette? How do you do it for other numbers?
Posted by PER3, on Dec 14, 2008 at 02:22 PM, in Mac OS X
No, it isn't. Some things are just done... 1,938 Views / 140 Replies  
No, it isn't. Some things are just done differently in different places.

For me, the Americanism of leaving out prepositions is abhorrent. Educated Americans probably agree with me, but it seems...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 7, 2008 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
His surname is Kim. Jong-Il is his first name. 1,168 Views / 43 Replies  
His surname is Kim. Jong-Il is his first name.
Posted by PER3, on Nov 7, 2008 at 03:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good lord! This is supposed to be a site... 440 Views / 26 Replies  
Good lord! This is supposed to be a site populated by more-or-less educated people.

What has been done to those with right-wing views that has turned them into rabid, irrational, harpies?
...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 3, 2008 at 04:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Backup to a hard drive 87,807 Views / 56 Replies  
My solution was to make a small partition on an external FireWire hard drive that would fit the install disk. Forgot if I restored the disk to there or copied it with CCC, but if I need to reinstall...
Posted by PER3, on Jun 15, 2008 at 06:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Comparison with Russia 9,863 Views / 313 Replies  
Just curious after looking at the above graph—

Prices have tripled in Moscow since 2004 in a market where there is almost no credit, and people don't see it as a bubble.

Now you pay $200,000...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 25, 2008 at 04:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What does this mean? Her hairless mastaba-minge... 2,734 Views / 82 Replies  
What does this mean? Her hairless mastaba-minge has teeth, claws, and a toxoplasma infection?

I don't understand...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 25, 2008 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cold, dry, and full of sand... 2,734 Views / 82 Replies  
Cold, dry, and full of sand...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 24, 2008 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of you are talking about "irony", not... 984 Views / 57 Replies  
Most of you are talking about "irony", not "sarcasm", right?
Posted by PER3, on Mar 24, 2008 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not just women. I correspond with a lot... 1,010 Views / 59 Replies  
It's not just women.

I correspond with a lot of Russians, and even serious businessmen occasionally pepper their text with emoticons and exclamation marks where needed.

I like it! It adds a...
Posted by PER3, on Mar 18, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How does it run if you create a new account and... 1,150 Views / 17 Replies  
How does it run if you create a new account and log in there from a new start?

If it's better, try deleting (that is, moving them somewhere else) all of your preference files—apart from those for...
Posted by PER3, on Dec 30, 2007 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand that you don't want to change your... 586 Views / 17 Replies  
I understand that you don't want to change your unit, but if the need to buy one should ever come up again, I'd suggest getting a portable FireWire drive. From my experience they work more smoothly...
Posted by PER3, on Dec 11, 2007 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To the original poster: You lost me after... 708 Views / 24 Replies  
To the original poster:

You lost me after your first five lines.

Maybe that says something.
Posted by PER3, on Dec 5, 2007 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you're half right—I do have pretentions,... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Well, you're half right—I do have pretentions, but I'm only condescending out of the goodness of my soul.

:)
Posted by PER3, on Dec 1, 2007 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No. Not happy. While I was pleased to meet... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
No. Not happy.

While I was pleased to meet someone who shared my taste in the DG shoes, I was disappointed to hear that he wanted to wear them to "mush".

What on earth has happened to you...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might say that the point of food is to supply... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
I might say that the point of food is to supply calories and vitamins.

... but don't you ever enjoy a special dish?

Are you recommending a life free of pleasure and invention?

Or are you a...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How did you stop drinking? 4,641 Views / 192 Replies  
How did you stop drinking?
Posted by PER3, on Nov 29, 2007 at 03:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It wasn't funny. 707 Views / 26 Replies  
It wasn't funny.
Posted by PER3, on Nov 29, 2007 at 03:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How about showing us something interesting you've... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
How about showing us something interesting you've picked up in the intervening ten years?

Surely not everyone here is wearing only running shoes and sneakers?
Posted by PER3, on Nov 29, 2007 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which ones? 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Which ones?
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 06:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shoes for going to a concert or playing in one: ... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Shoes for going to a concert or playing in one:

They shine up well (but not today)

Dolce Gabbana from the late 1990s:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2071726405_0f1457f00f.jpg
...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A pair of very simple but exceptionally... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
A pair of very simple but exceptionally comfortable dress/casual shoes from NDC (Nom de Code—Code number).

Got them this year for Moscow's summer. They look great and have survived gross...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent! Just remember to buy the best! Or... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Excellent!

Just remember to buy the best! Or at least as much as your budget allows.

Go into the classiest shops and try everything on. In general, the more expensive the store, the more...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Very comfortable summer shoes. Rocco P. Lots of... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Very comfortable summer shoes. Rocco P. Lots of toe-room.

You gotta love the two-tone brown.

Got them at a 50% off sale for about $250 (in Moscow).
...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Prada boots bought on 10 September 2001 while I... 2,462 Views / 106 Replies  
Prada boots bought on 10 September 2001 while I was waiting for a plane. They've seen plenty of action and are still serviceable and look great when brushed up. Nice touch that the inside of the...
Posted by PER3, on Nov 28, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about considering content? Maybe the Russian... 10,320 Views / 73 Replies  
What about considering content? Maybe the Russian Wikipedia is more serious about knowledge, and not filled with TaTu trivia and teenager home pages. What is the "knowledge profile" of those millions...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 30, 2007 at 07:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
God, that's revolting. 26,111 Views / 120 Replies  
God, that's revolting.
Posted by PER3, on Oct 25, 2007 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the reminder. I've modified httpd.conf... 633 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks for the reminder. I've modified httpd.conf so that Apache serves on another port than 80. The file will get trashed with the upgrade, so I'll make a backup.

Same with Net::SSLeay for...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 25, 2007 at 05:40 PM, in Mac OS X
So just how would they know it was on its way?... 990 Views / 54 Replies  
So just how would they know it was on its way? What if they weren't looking the right way? I mean, even a little ball of dirt could do a lot of damage.

I mean, it's not like the Tunguska object...
Posted by PER3, on Oct 21, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You resurrected a sixteen-month-old thread to say... 4,727 Views / 115 Replies  
You resurrected a sixteen-month-old thread to say that?
Posted by PER3, on Oct 12, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How pure is the tungsten filament in light bulbs? 4,573 Views / 81 Replies  
How pure is the tungsten filament in light bulbs?
Posted by PER3, on Sep 18, 2007 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What could the next Apple drive update do to a... 21,741 Views / 59 Replies  
What could the next Apple drive update do to a region free-flashed drive? Ignore it? Work fine? Ruin it?
Posted by PER3, on Sep 3, 2007 at 10:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So what the hell religion does "Big Mac"... 3,629 Views / 280 Replies  
So what the hell religion does "Big Mac" subscribe to, having started this thread?

Or was he/she/it just trying to start a fight?
Posted by PER3, on Aug 23, 2007 at 04:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How about Hedy Lamarr and her frequency-hopped... 830 Views / 53 Replies  
How about Hedy Lamarr and her frequency-hopped spread spectrum communications innovation?

She got a patent for it in 1942 with composer George Antheil when she was a 26 year-old sex symbol.

The...
Posted by PER3, on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is that for real? It sounds fascinating. Can you... 1,607 Views / 28 Replies  
Is that for real? It sounds fascinating. Can you tell us more?

And more importantly, would travel insurance cover it?

I hope the OP bought insurance.
Posted by PER3, on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Eradicating smallpox: "Professor Frank... 1,282 Views / 85 Replies  
Eradicating smallpox:

"Professor Frank Fenner's outstanding career as a scientist has been marked by two achievements of considerable magnitude, namely the eradication of smallpox, and the control...
Posted by PER3, on Aug 16, 2007 at 01:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And while we're at it, "The Eighth Day of... 352 Views / 17 Replies  
And while we're at it, "The Eighth Day of Creation" is a fantastic history of molecular biology. Reads like an un-putdownable detective novel while still going into the details of the experiments...
Posted by PER3, on Jul 18, 2007 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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