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It works fine for me (10.4.11, PPC), but I had to... 1,183 Views / 6 Replies  
It works fine for me (10.4.11, PPC), but I had to uninstall ClickToFlash because it caused YouTube to bring the browser down, without even so much as a crash report.
Posted by red rocket, on Jun 8, 2010 at 09:36 AM, in Applications
As an atheist, I regularly get disrespected by... 1,117 Views / 60 Replies  
As an atheist, I regularly get disrespected by all manner of religious individuals. Now those people are increasingly getting protection from the state, which means they can mock and disrespect my...
Posted by red rocket, on May 26, 2010 at 08:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The way I see it, if you go around making death... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
The way I see it, if you go around making death threats (http://zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/mail/) just because people dare to create visual representations of some guy, you’ve taken...
Posted by red rocket, on May 22, 2010 at 07:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you worry about consistency? Besides, it... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
Do you worry about consistency?

Besides, it should be ‘if a British journal were to object to the spelling’, and if they did in fact object, they would probably consider it rude on your part to...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 24, 2009 at 08:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not that I am doubting you, but I would still... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
Not that I am doubting you, but I would still like to see some statistics on that. Also, if the submission guidelines specify ‘English’, that isn’t clear enough. The UK, Australia, South Africa, New...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 24, 2009 at 08:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know. He’s also a scientist, which means that... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
I know. He’s also a scientist, which means that it is in his own interest to take up the habit of using the past participle form ‘proved’, just in case he ever wants to get anything published in a...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 23, 2009 at 07:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hear it quite regularly. Posh English people,... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
I hear it quite regularly. Posh English people, usually, in addition to Scots and some amongst the intelligentsia. Even the Queen says ‘pro-ven’, if memory serves.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 22, 2009 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Because it is in Standard English. It is... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
Because it is in Standard English. It is originally a Scottish variant, designed to rhyme with ‘woven’ and ‘cloven’. If I were a Scot and I said ‘proven,’ it would rhyme, and I would be consciously...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a ridiculous and offensive remark. I have... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
What a ridiculous and offensive remark. I have been using Photoshop since version 3.



Oh, come on. Feature creep, inconsistencies, a UI that gets progressively more Windows-like, there are...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 22, 2009 at 09:42 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5631/proofnd4.j... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5631/proofnd4.jpg
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You were taught something wrong, then. ‘Proven’... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
You were taught something wrong, then. ‘Proven’ as a past participle is archaic. I’ll prove it to you, will upload some photographs of actual dictionary entries later, as well as a snapshot from the...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The past participle of ‘prove’ is ‘proved.’ ... 1,581 Views / 54 Replies  
The past participle of ‘prove’ is ‘proved.’

In modern English, ‘proven’ is an adjective only.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 21, 2009 at 07:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just because something is a ‘professional... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
Just because something is a ‘professional application’ doesn’t mean it’s got carte blanche to overcomplicate or obfuscate matters, not in my opinion.

Having a top level menu item that is labelled...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 21, 2009 at 07:10 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Whatever happened to the culture of using trial... 1,815 Views / 10 Replies  
Whatever happened to the culture of using trial versions for this kind of job? It’ll cost you nothing. You download and install the perfectly legal 30-day-or-whatever trial, use it to design your...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:13 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for perfectionism,... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for perfectionism, where it can be attained, and seen.

What I am questioning is Adobe’s wisdom in providing a ‘Save for Web’ function that does not automate the process...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:05 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Alright, I’ll starting noting them, and report... 883 Views / 28 Replies  
Alright, I’ll starting noting them, and report back once I reach ten or so. Thanks for the info, I do understand your situation better now.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:19 AM, in Feedback
You don’t seem to know what you’re talking about.... 883 Views / 28 Replies  
You don’t seem to know what you’re talking about.

‘Typically used for’, my arse. Not everybody is prepared to let themselves be traced online, it’s as simple as that. You either respect those...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:14 AM, in Feedback
^ 1. A level of privacy. 2. Bypassing... 883 Views / 28 Replies  
^
1. A level of privacy.
2. Bypassing censorship.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 18, 2009 at 10:30 AM, in Feedback
Admins, Stop Banning TOR Exits. 883 Views / 28 Replies  
I never used to have a problem with this until a couple of months ago, but now I’m increasingly receiving the ‘Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the administrator click...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:34 AM, in Feedback
If all you’re doing is putting the image on the... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
If all you’re doing is putting the image on the web, how much effort do you think is merited putting into the process? In most cases, ninety-plus per cent of the people who are going to see the image...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 17, 2009 at 07:34 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I still think that a menu item which says ‘Save... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
I still think that a menu item which says ‘Save for Web’ should be doing exactly that. It’s like ‘Print to PDF’, the user doesn’t want to muck about with PostScript code and fonts before he can...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:10 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Fecking Nazis. 1,629 Views / 78 Replies  
Fecking Nazis.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is he? I’ve seen lots of Teutonic porn, and most... 1,820 Views / 70 Replies  
Is he? I’ve seen lots of Teutonic porn, and most of the frauleins didn’t have armpit hair, or pubes, for that matter.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You’d think ‘Save For Web’ would do that... 1,926 Views / 20 Replies  
You’d think ‘Save For Web’ would do that automatically, wouldn’t you? Stupid Adobe.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I am in favour of everybody getting high as much... 2,454 Views / 94 Replies  
I am in favour of everybody getting high as much and as frequently as possible, it broadens the mind.

That said, I do understand perfectly why governments would not want that.

This is a war....
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 13, 2009 at 09:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me that you are in the minority,... 1,986 Views / 158 Replies  
It seems to me that you are in the minority, then.

Most civil servants don’t work hard, or much. Take job centres, for instance: Thousands upon thousands of people being paid for not finding...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 6, 2009 at 09:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
B. No reason for the Eurozone to destroy its... 780 Views / 30 Replies  
B. No reason for the Eurozone to destroy its relative stability by tying itself any closer to the ruined US economy and its worthless currency.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 5, 2009 at 09:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
configd is a system process, funny that LS should... 1,252 Views / 16 Replies  
configd is a system process, funny that LS should even ask you about that.
Cider I have no idea.
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 5, 2009 at 09:39 AM, in Applications
In Northern and Western Europe, most people would... 1,986 Views / 158 Replies  
In Northern and Western Europe, most people would not have a problem with that, it would be considered giving back to the community.

Moreover, since you work for the government, your wages come...
Posted by red rocket, on Jan 1, 2009 at 08:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Any economy that is based on increasing... 1,986 Views / 158 Replies  
Any economy that is based on increasing mechanisation, imports and the methodical outsourcing of jobs will automatically see continuing increases in unemployment and people having to rely more and...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 31, 2008 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wanted to emphasise the insanity of 200+... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
I wanted to emphasise the insanity of 200+ humanoids of one type getting killed in retaliation for the death of 1 of another. Clearly, somebody on the Israeli side values the life of non-Jews at...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 29, 2008 at 08:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Whilst I dislike it when somebody is being... 969 Views / 49 Replies  
Whilst I dislike it when somebody is being wilfully ignorant (or ‘being stupid’, as I call it), I also do know a number of people who are not technically minded, at all. I also know people who have...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 29, 2008 at 07:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. If you post a photo, I will add it to my... 417 Views / 7 Replies  
Nice. If you post a photo, I will add it to my ‘Sexy Librarians Bending Over Desks’ folder. :)
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 29, 2008 at 07:17 AM, in Applications
It is horrible and evil because Israel responded... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
It is horrible and evil because Israel responded to 70 crappy rockets and 1 dead Jew by dropping over 100 tons of bombs and killing over 200 human beings.
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 28, 2008 at 08:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The way I see it, the more data gets collected,... 761 Views / 48 Replies  
The way I see it, the more data gets collected, the more man and machine power will be required to categorise and analyse, maintain the databases and backups, thus the potential for human error and...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 27, 2008 at 09:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or just drag them to the Desktop or wherever. 1,759 Views / 12 Replies  
Or just drag them to the Desktop or wherever.
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 27, 2008 at 08:18 AM, in Applications
They do not seem to have consistent criteria, as... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
They do not seem to have consistent criteria, as far as I can tell.


Since he said it better than me, I am going to give you a quotation from Robert Anton Wilson’s book ‘Quantum Psychology’:

...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 24, 2008 at 08:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The Zionists seem no more ‘Jewish’ to me than the... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
The Zionists seem no more ‘Jewish’ to me than the Non-Zionists. As a matter of fact, some Non-Zionist Jews I have come across strike me as more believably Jewish (as in understanding their own...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 23, 2008 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I carefully consider every single word and... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
I carefully consider every single word and punctuation mark, my original sentence conveys its intended meaning exactly. The fact that you misunderstood me so completely is not due to some fuzzy...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 22, 2008 at 08:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That isn’t what I was trying to convey. If I... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
That isn’t what I was trying to convey.

If I wanted to phrase that sentence more colloquially, it would read ‘Non-Zionist Jews I have no problem with’.

Because I don’t recognise the people who...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 21, 2008 at 10:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They’re trying to control that aspect, but do... 1,629 Views / 78 Replies  
They’re trying to control that aspect, but do nothing to prevent garbage like Big Brother, unimaginative localised versions of rubbish pseudo-talent shows, anti-intelligent children’s television...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 21, 2008 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
People are trying to have meaningful... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
People are trying to have meaningful conversations about actual ethnic cleansing, I find it disappointing that a moderator should attempt to sabotage that noble endeavour by applying the term to...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 21, 2008 at 08:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course not, where did you get that idea? When... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
Of course not, where did you get that idea? When I use the word ‘Zionist’, I am referring to anyone who supports the existence of a racist state for ‘Jews’.



I mean that it appears to me that...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 21, 2008 at 08:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Was I generalising? Didn’t mean to, at any rate.... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
Was I generalising? Didn’t mean to, at any rate. I usually expressly use the word ‘Zionist’ to criticise Zionists. Non-Zionists who want to pretend they’re ‘Jews’ I have no particular problem with.
...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 20, 2008 at 08:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Rubbish. Just picking up where TI left... 2,273 Views / 107 Replies  
Rubbish.



Just picking up where TI left off.
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 20, 2008 at 08:05 AM, in Feedback
That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. You... 1,629 Views / 78 Replies  
That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

You don’t have any laws to protect children from lousy television programming, junk food, or religious indoctrination, but you have laws to stop parents...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 20, 2008 at 08:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not so sure. I keep hearing pronouncements... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
I’m not so sure. I keep hearing pronouncements that jews are the chosen people, that some supernatural being has granted them land, seems pretty similar to the idea of Lebensraum for the master race...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 19, 2008 at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I disagree with your premise that Israel has to... 2,341 Views / 161 Replies  
I disagree with your premise that Israel has to be a Jewish State. As far as I’m concerned, Israel should no more be a Jewish State than it should be Arab Nationalist or Islamic. There is no place in...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 19, 2008 at 09:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It would seem that I am in the minority on this... 1,629 Views / 78 Replies  
It would seem that I am in the minority on this issue, but I really do think people should have the freedom to call themselves whatever they like. If you have someone running around today who has the...
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 19, 2008 at 08:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Question: If the father’s family name actually... 1,629 Views / 78 Replies  
Question: If the father’s family name actually were ‘Hitler’, would you guys then think it okay for him to name his child ‘Adolf’?
Posted by red rocket, on Dec 18, 2008 at 08:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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