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China sends North Korea aid because keeping the... 850 Views / 46 Replies  
China sends North Korea aid because keeping the uneducated, brainwashed North Korean masses within their own borders is beneficial to China. China does not want to deal with North Korean refugees...
Posted by Scifience, on Jul 13, 2009 at 12:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's one from the other day, taken out a train... 74,430 Views / 1,716 Replies  
Here's one from the other day, taken out a train window in rural Japan.

http://photos.alexwarofka.com/img/v4/p264279799-4.jpg

And this was back in May at Nelson Ledges State Park in Ohio (a...
Posted by Scifience, on Jul 3, 2009 at 03:29 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
My UPS (some Chinese no-name I found somewhere a... 862 Views / 6 Replies  
My UPS (some Chinese no-name I found somewhere a few years ago, but it works well enough) has an alarm, but you can press a button to turn it off once it starts chirping.

It cost about $500 and...
Posted by Scifience, on Aug 9, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I went to see a movie, and on the way home from... 471 Views / 14 Replies  
I went to see a movie, and on the way home from the theater managed to get a glimpse at the fireworks displays of a number of cities.

Really rather dull, all things considered. Some day I'm going...
Posted by Scifience, on Jul 5, 2007 at 09:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At the beginner-intermediate level, I used a... 695 Views / 56 Replies  
At the beginner-intermediate level, I used a series called Minna no Nihongo (Japanese for Everyone). There are two books main books, a book that provides English translations, a set of audio CDs,...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 13, 2007 at 01:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Technically, it isn't proper to write in romaji... 695 Views / 56 Replies  
Technically, it isn't proper to write in romaji at all. :-P

Romaji vary wildly depending on who is writing them, though. I tend to put in spaces, because roman characters all jumbled together...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 12, 2007 at 11:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, that's slightly wrong AFAIK: wives... 695 Views / 56 Replies  
Actually, that's slightly wrong AFAIK: wives refer to their own husbands as 主人 (shujin), dropping the honorific. When talking about someone else's husband, ご主人 (goshujin), with the honorific, is...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 11, 2007 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I've been using the WebKit betas for a while, so... 2,615 Views / 58 Replies  
I've been using the WebKit betas for a while, so it was only natural that I switch to Safari 3. Not sure if the Windows version is quite ready for primetime yet, though. It seems to still seem a...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 11, 2007 at 10:47 PM, in Applications
Sayuri-chan, aishiteru yo! and Sayuri-chan ga... 695 Views / 56 Replies  
Sayuri-chan, aishiteru yo!
and
Sayuri-chan ga daisuki da yo!

are the two things I wrote in Japanese characters.

As JohnM15141 mentioned, the phrase is used quite a bit differently in Japan...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 11, 2007 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
さゆりちゃん、愛してるよ! would be "I love you, Sayuri!"... 695 Views / 56 Replies  
さゆりちゃん、愛してるよ! would be "I love you, Sayuri!"
さゆりが大好きだよ! would be "I love Sayuri"
ちゃん is an honorific often used toward a lover or small children, but something else could obviously be used here...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 11, 2007 at 03:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I purchased an upgrade license for it earlier... 3,224 Views / 34 Replies  
I purchased an upgrade license for it earlier today, but still haven't gotten my serial # yet. Did others have to wait, or is there something wrong with my order?
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 7, 2007 at 10:37 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I'm going to guess translation widget since 理解... 1,519 Views / 74 Replies  
I'm going to guess translation widget since 理解 isn't the most common way of putting it.
あなたはいくつの言語がわかります か
or
あなたはいくつの言語ができますか
would be more common, IMO.
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 7, 2007 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I know that because it is a fact that certainly... 1,519 Views / 74 Replies  
I know that because it is a fact that certainly would have been mentioned in the articles had it been true. Instead, it just says the site was defending paedophilia. Here is a more detailed...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 7, 2007 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure I see what the big deal is here. ... 1,519 Views / 74 Replies  
I'm not sure I see what the big deal is here. They are not hosting child porn. There, I put it bold so it is very obvious. If they were hosting pictures and videos of kidnapped six-year-olds, I'd...
Posted by Scifience, on Jun 6, 2007 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You forgot category #4, which seems to be the... 1,415 Views / 94 Replies  
You forgot category #4, which seems to be the prominent type in my town.

4. Cops who sit in their cars reading the paper, drinking coffee, and eating doughnuts all day and don't do anything even...
Posted by Scifience, on May 4, 2007 at 11:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Use Skype...free calls to US toll-free numbers... 830 Views / 15 Replies  
Use Skype...free calls to US toll-free numbers from anywhere.
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 20, 2007 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I could have sworn an article in the Sun the... 6,862 Views / 28 Replies  
I could have sworn an article in the Sun the other day about someone stalking her said that she had already signed on to the last two movies.

Yep. The Sun Online - News: Potter Star's stalker...
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 19, 2007 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that I have a major problem with. Depending... 1,442 Views / 54 Replies  
Now that I have a major problem with. Depending on what the person in question died from, the body could represent a health risk to other passengers on board. I would think the body should be...
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 19, 2007 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This hasn't been the rule for over a year now. ... 1,442 Views / 54 Replies  
This hasn't been the rule for over a year now. If you come across a crew that is still enforcing it, you should report them to the FAA/airline.



Not if it is an RJ (regional jet). These only...
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 19, 2007 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, all the legal ones should have, since... 512 Views / 2 Replies  
Actually, all the legal ones should have, since they have been required to pay royalties since the late 90s. But the old fees were *way* more reasonable. There was an exemption for webcasters with...
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 3, 2007 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You want to run an Internet radio station? That'll be $150,000, please. 512 Views / 2 Replies  
Under the new royalty schedule approved yesterday, apparently a streaming radio station with just 1,000 listeners will be required to pay the RIAA $150,000 a year in royalties. And they'll be...
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 3, 2007 at 08:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, if anyone else has one, I'll take it. ... 2,134 Views / 59 Replies  
Well, if anyone else has one, I'll take it.

scifience /\T gmail D( )T com
Posted by Scifience, on Mar 1, 2007 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Already discussed here: ... 647 Views / 3 Replies  
Already discussed here:
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/327151/two-seconds-your-time-help-poor/

Read my response here:
Scifience Blog (http://www.scifience.net/blog/)
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 15, 2007 at 12:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, my intention in posting this wasn't to spam... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Well, my intention in posting this wasn't to spam the forums. As I predicted in my original post, some people have a problem with it.

However, it is obvious that none of the moderators consider...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 14, 2007 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. I'm not going to argue that. I am going... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Maybe. I'm not going to argue that. I am going to argue this, though:
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 13, 2007 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Um, care to show me where I was spamming this... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Um, care to show me where I was spamming this here? I did a search for the name of the app and the only theads about it that I started were from a year ago or more. This is the first thread I have...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 13, 2007 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, made almost $1000. And only one person... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Yeah, made almost $1000. And only one person actually asked for a refund despite Dave Hyatt's debunking one of the program's main features (see http://www.scifience.net/blog/).

Thanks again for...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 13, 2007 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's hosted at Rackspace...they're not exactly... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
It's hosted at Rackspace...they're not exactly the cheapest, but after a terrible experience with some other hosts, I decided to go with them.

500GB bandwidth, AMD Opteron Dual Core, 2GB RAM, 70GB...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 12, 2007 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I already responded to that in the blog's... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
I already responded to that in the blog's comments. You can read what I said below:

Hi,

I’m the developer of this utility in question.

I honestly had no idea that this no longer worked in...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 12, 2007 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is an issue with turning off the cache. ... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
This is an issue with turning off the cache. Since your computer is unable to temporarily store images in the cache, it can't upload them. Any method you use to turn off Safari's cache will have...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 12, 2007 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow guys! We did it! SafariSpeed made it to... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Wow guys!

We did it! SafariSpeed made it to the front page of Digg! Thanks so much! :)
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 11, 2007 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mainly because it isn't terribly easy to use, and... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Mainly because it isn't terribly easy to use, and the target market is users who are looking for a quick and easy way to make the changes. If you're comfortable enough to mess with opening ports for...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 11, 2007 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it did. But then I started getting... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Yes, it did. But then I started getting $500/month bandwidth bills, and it couldn't afford to be free anymore. :(

Each time I would release a new version, I would get ~30,000 downloads in a day...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 11, 2007 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really wasn't trying to...it somehow seemed... 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
I really wasn't trying to...it somehow seemed wrong to just let them get away distributing serial numbers not only for my software but also for tons of other stuff. But you're right. In hindsight,...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 11, 2007 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Two seconds of your time to help a poor shareware developer 2,801 Views / 62 Replies  
Quick favor to ask: please digg this story about SafariSpeed to help get some downloads (and registrations).

Digg - Speed Up Safari - Remove Page Loading Delay...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 11, 2007 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Almost correct. Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo, one of... 2,241 Views / 123 Replies  
Almost correct. Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo, one of the first so-called "space operas." :)
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 8, 2007 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, he was a serial killer. Yes, serial killers... 2,241 Views / 123 Replies  
Yes, he was a serial killer. Yes, serial killers are bad. Serial killers that pick on poor helpless children are even worse. But as that article itself points out, the term "Otaku Murders" is...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 8, 2007 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's better than a lot of them, yes. I just have... 2,241 Views / 123 Replies  
It's better than a lot of them, yes. I just have a thing about dubs of anime. Don't mind me. :)
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 8, 2007 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't stand two out of those three either. ... 2,241 Views / 123 Replies  
I can't stand two out of those three either. Cowboy Bebop, though, is quite good, especially if you aren't watching the dub. You can also add Naruto to the list of anime that I hate, though. For...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 8, 2007 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hate some of it. I like some of it. Just like... 2,241 Views / 123 Replies  
I hate some of it. I like some of it. Just like any other art form.

I will say, though, that if your only experience with anime is the garbage they show on Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, you have...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 7, 2007 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.scifience.net/personal/birds.jpg ... 530 Views / 13 Replies  
http://www.scifience.net/personal/birds.jpg

Sorry, no real advice. :)
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As far as I knew, SafariSpeed was the only GUI... 1,356 Views / 63 Replies  
As far as I knew, SafariSpeed was the only GUI tool that disabled the page loading delay. There are a ton of tools that do the debug menu, Aqua interface, etc. I think Safari Enhancer does the...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 5, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I realize that. Everything can be done via the... 1,356 Views / 63 Replies  
I realize that. Everything can be done via the terminal / dev tools if one knows what they are doing. But I packaged it up in a nice little GUI for the people who otherwise wouldn't know what to do...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 5, 2007 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I buy a new computer (not necessarily a Mac)... 1,356 Views / 63 Replies  
I buy a new computer (not necessarily a Mac) about every four to six months. I'm counting new servers in this figure as these are not for a company I work for, but for my own use.

Desktops only,...
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the fix - that did the trick. ... 2,974 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the fix - that did the trick.

Hopefully Apple will release an update to Boot Camp that fixes this in the near future.
Posted by Scifience, on Feb 3, 2007 at 01:13 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I've been using it almost the whole time with the... 2,974 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been using it almost the whole time with the notebook plugged in. The few times I tried without being plugged in, it wasn't any better (or worse really, as far as I could tell).
Posted by Scifience, on Jan 27, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Choppy Sound In Boot Camp (MBP C2D) 2,974 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm playing with Boot Camp on my MBP. Audio, though, occasionally becomes choppy: in a four minute song, maybe three times for about a second each. It's annoying.

I'm using Sony SonicStage...
Posted by Scifience, on Jan 26, 2007 at 06:22 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You'll get much better performance on your MBP. ... 13,102 Views / 27 Replies  
You'll get much better performance on your MBP.

I can get 50-60fps at 1440x900 with all settings at max on a 1.83 Core Duo Toshiba notebook with 1GB RAM and an NVIDIA 7800 mobile edition.
Posted by Scifience, on Jan 24, 2007 at 12:12 AM, in Gaming
It's no wonder America is ranked as one of the... 859 Views / 31 Replies  
It's no wonder America is ranked as one of the least foreigner-friendly countries these days.

We're rapidly losing our edge as far as scientific research and education go to other countries,...
Posted by Scifience, on Jan 22, 2007 at 06:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I haven't had any trouble with T-Mobile in... 577 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I haven't had any trouble with T-Mobile in the three (or is it four now? I forget) years that I've had service with them. Their coverage isn't as good as Verizon and some of the others, but...
Posted by Scifience, on Jan 13, 2007 at 11:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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