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« Reply #30 on: 01-22-2009, 23:44 »
Really? Any details on this AIM ad-hack? Is it easy to install, what kinda program, is it reliable etc. etc.

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« Reply #31 on: 01-22-2009, 23:55 »
Yeah it's easy to install, it runs its own installation.  I use the AIM classic hack which = extremely clean look, still has all the functions of AIM, and takes up way less memory/CPU.

http://www.aimadhack.net/

I use v.4.16
http://www.aimadhack.net/olderaim/AIM%20Ad%20Hack%204.16.exe

Because I can't stand the new AIMs.  It's a small download, but then it proceeds to download the classic AIM and install it, while not allowing certain files to install and deleting/modifying others so it runs ad free.

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« Reply #32 on: 01-23-2009, 00:00 »
I remember something odd happening where 'Sock wouldn't appear as away when he actually was, but that's not terribly common and isn't really a huge deal (especially if you just sign off when you're not there).

In general it seems to work well for him although I haven't personally tried it.

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« Reply #33 on: 01-23-2009, 08:26 »
Pidgin and Trillian have the advantage of supporting IRC natively, if that's a consideration.  Pidgin works about 90% of AIM's capabilities with 10% of AIM's footprint.  Trillian has about 130% of AIM's capabilities with 40% of AIM's footprint, but costs >9000% more.

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« Reply #34 on: 01-23-2009, 10:46 »
Tried pidgin, didn't really like the setup so I installed new version of AIM and applied the adhack. I'll use this for a while and see how it goes. Thanks a lot guys.
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« Reply #35 on: 01-24-2009, 00:09 »
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Hello from Amazon.com.

We're writing about the order you placed on January 20 2009 15:04 PST (Order# 103-7087033-2221821).

UPS attempted delivery of your shipment but was unable to leave the package unattended.

Excuse me, I was home the entire goddamn day and they did not even ring the doorbell. I am not waiting outside my apartment watching for the UPS truck which could arrive at any time at all. RING THE DOORBELL, IT IS OUTSIDE THE BUILDING. THAT IS A VERY EASY THING TO DO.

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« Reply #36 on: 01-24-2009, 00:16 »
Yeah I know but at least they wouldn't leave the package unattended. UPS had a really bad habit of just leaving my dad's medication (critical to his survival) just sitting on the porch, luckily I am usually home due to my school schedule so I'd pick them up and take them inside.

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« Reply #37 on: 01-24-2009, 00:16 »
But I mean, I was actually home so there was no reason the delivery couldn't be made. They just walked up to the door and left, apparently.

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« Reply #38 on: 01-24-2009, 00:26 »
Oh yeah, absolutely. I totally agree with your opinion on the matter, they are not very reliable. I was just contrasting your issue with the deliveryman just getting bored and deciding to wander off and my issue with the deliveryman going "expensive and life-saving medication...it can go on the porch".

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« Reply #39 on: 01-24-2009, 00:39 »
It would be pretty bad if he decided to wander off with the medication, too :(

Also I would kind of like to have my textbooks since classes just started.

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« Reply #40 on: 01-24-2009, 00:48 »
Yes that would be helpful. So will they try again or what? How will you get your textbooks?

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« Reply #41 on: 01-24-2009, 04:34 »
I don't know, maybe I'll get a less retarded delivery man tomorrow or something.

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« Reply #42 on: 01-24-2009, 13:45 »
Good luck man, you must let us know if your new deliveryman does not suffer from a crippling case of stupid.

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« Reply #43 on: 01-24-2009, 18:37 »
A different and non-loli kind of CCS :O

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« Reply #44 on: 02-24-2009, 03:20 »
Thanks mom for making me feel like a failure in life and that I "ruined" someone else's.

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« Reply #45 on: 02-24-2009, 12:46 »
Thanks mom for making me feel like a failure in life and that I "ruined" someone else's.
Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. What happened?

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« Reply #46 on: 02-24-2009, 16:46 »
Thanks mom for making me feel like a failure in life and that I "ruined" someone else's.
Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. What happened?
I'll explain later, too angry right now to properly talk about it.

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« Reply #47 on: 02-24-2009, 17:57 »
Thanks interview for making me feel like a failure in life.
Me today.  Hope you feel better soon, Mr. Sock :3 <3

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« Reply #48 on: 02-27-2009, 18:27 »
Dad just got laid off, no real reason given.  He's worked at the same company for over 25 years.

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« Reply #49 on: 02-28-2009, 15:52 »
This happened to me as well about 3 weeks ago.  They gave reason being that sales are down and forecast isn't looking good.  They said, "We had to cut someone from each dept, and you are the one."

Anyways, things happening in a down time - give it a little time, maybe your dad can make money being a consultant doing what he was doing, or maybe they'll call him back after things get better.

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« Reply #50 on: 03-11-2009, 02:05 »
Rant time.

Why, oh, why, Sun, did you have to make an IDE which doesn't allow you to add or move things around from their defaults when there's a bit of an issue with nearly every component missing some sort of functionality that "can be extended lol its in the docs"?  Mr. Java, I used to not like you so much.  You changed a bit, and so I'm not completely against working with you now; however, you still are lacking in your default libraries.  What would you say if I told you that nearly every other language that has a set of widgets has a working IDE for those components without having to tweak them?  I'm glad you're extensible, but I just want what every child dreams of - using tinker toys to build a house without having to think about mechanics of materials or how the thing is going to hold up in 20 minutes.

For the record, jTree is way more convoluted than it needs to be, and jTable needs a single cell modification.  The default implementation of both jPanels and Canvases are more or less useless with graphics unless you extend them, making them not plug and play.  jPanels by default come with 5 directions.  There is no rhyme or reason to changing the default size of any of the nesting controls.  And if you ever dive into Java and use Swing components, please let me know so that you don't have to go through the same mind crunching that I've had to bother with.

Rant over.

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« Reply #51 on: 03-11-2009, 14:46 »
Well icy, I feel for you...well I would if I could understand what you are talking about. Get HST in here, he should be able to translate this. However I do understand that you are having trouble with java and other programming languages, so I hope that this works out for you.

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« Reply #52 on: 03-11-2009, 15:23 »
Very funny mr. omega.
icy is way ahead of me lol

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« Reply #53 on: 03-11-2009, 16:13 »
Keep going, you'll get there one day, no problem.

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« Reply #54 on: 03-11-2009, 16:16 »
Here's an analogy:

If you had a box which had a box in it which had a piece of fruit in it, you would need to unbox the box, then unbox the other box to get the piece of fruit.  I don't like the way that works.  I'd like to have a sticker on the outside which tells me some useful general information about the piece of fruit, so that I don't have to mess with the packaging to get to some useful bits about the fruit.

This is the crux of object oriented programming.  Security vs convenience.

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« Reply #55 on: 03-11-2009, 18:22 »
Yeah, well, R doesn't even plot an ellipse easily. I had to draw the axes (of the ellipse) on the graph myself in Photoshop after looking through the documentation and Internets for like 2 hours to attempt a homework problem that doesn't actually require brains, just the right code (and still didn't even find that).

Open-source software is so poorly documented at times; it's pretty unfortunate.

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« Reply #56 on: 03-11-2009, 20:55 »
THIS IS MY SIXTH CUP!

Funny thing about today is that teacher moved the assignment ahead.  Yay for "weekend assignments."

What's funny is that open-source software moves quickly enough that even when you decide to buy the "book", it's a couple versions back, and they fundamentally changed the way it works. 

Also, R is wack.  Functional languages are unorthodox, and are enough of a brainmush for a coder - much less for people who don't work with it.  On the plus side, you could make a game in it if you wanted to. XD  "What are you doing?" "Statistics."  "That looks like a moving ball."  "Statistics."

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« Reply #57 on: 03-11-2009, 23:18 »
Are you sure it takes input? I think you could make an animation, but not much more than that...

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« Reply #58 on: 03-12-2009, 00:16 »
redirect input from keyboard to file, import file to R, scan and remove next character?  It's a thought.

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« Reply #59 on: 03-12-2009, 00:37 »
I guess we're not exactly talking real-time, are we...