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(27 replies, posted in General discussion)

I tried to pitch the Wii to my GF, but ended up doing it too well I guess. She ended up begging me NOT to buy one, as she was afraid she would spend way too much time playing...

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(4 replies, posted in Test forum)

You are right, I'll try to persuade then to get some honest forum software.

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(4 replies, posted in Test forum)

Yep - had to show the concept of forums vs. threads vs. forums to my GF :-)

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(3 replies, posted in Test forum)

jag kommer på din fest

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(4 replies, posted in Test forum)

kom hen till mig

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(3 replies, posted in Test forum)

bla bla kom gärna

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(25 replies, posted in General discussion)

StevenBullen wrote:

At the end of the day if you dont agree with people respecting anothers death. Then probably best you dont post at all.

I'm with you on that, but I have a problem with people telling others what they should think or feel, so when some jump on elbekko for not joining in, I feel like supporting his side of the story too.
Oh - and let's keep this a bit civilized, calling me a twit is not what I believe to in the spirit of this forum.

MadHatter: I agree completely, well said.

Just to make things clear; I mean no disrespect and what I wrote might sound a bit insensitive to some - I apologize to those.

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(25 replies, posted in General discussion)

I'm with Elbekko on this one, I know who he was and has seen his shows, but frankly I don't get the fuss about someone famous dying. Sure it sad for his relatives, but this man lived to the fullest and knew the dangers, yet he decided to risk his life doing what he loved and utimately paid the price.
I actually find much more sad when your average soccer-mom who plays it safe to take care of the family is killed in a meaningless traffic-accident. But I guess that being famous makes you life more valuable i todays society. I mean where is the thread on Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 which crashed in the Ukraine killing 160 people, 45 of them children? Or any of the many other disaster in the world involving un-famous people.
Nuff said.

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(11 replies, posted in General discussion)

elbekko: The RC1 ISO is 2.7GB, I call that a big download - but it installs extremely quick, about 15min for a clean install.

Paul: I'm not sure how IE7 for XP and IE7+ in Vista compares, but I guess IE7+ in Vista RC1 is largely equivalent to IE7 RC1. About the uninstalling IE7, it's my understanding that there is no need to uninstall from IE7 RC1 forward.

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(11 replies, posted in General discussion)

Before you install to much stuff on Beta 2, you might like to now that RC1 (build 5600) is out. Right now it is officially only available to a limited group, but it will be available to all Beta 2 testers in a few days. RC1 performance is so much better - and memory usage is almost half that of Beta 2, very nice specially when running virtualized where memory is often limited.

This was featured on Digg today: http://www.myextralife.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8915

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(14 replies, posted in Programming)

Have a look at System.Runtime.Serialization and System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter in particular.
It is a whole different way of thinking than with PHP's pack() as C# is OO and each object is responsible for its own serialization.

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(15 replies, posted in General discussion)

The missing :after has been reported so we can hope it is fixed for beta 2, or it could be that it is one of the CSS features postponed to 7.5 or 8.

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(6 replies, posted in Test forum)

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(3 replies, posted in Programming)

I checked some internal sites and only found IIS logos so ugly that they could only have been done by programmers. So IIS does, to the best of my knowledge, not have an official logo.

hcgtv: The logo you found is from the, now retired, Microsoft BackOffice series.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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(2 replies, posted in Test forum)

59ideas wrote:

I wish it had a WYSIWYG editor or at least a helper. This is a big minus point

Have a look at this thread

59ideas wrote:

This 60 sec wait is crazy! There should be better way to control spam.

The flood protection timeout is an admin setting, can easily be changed.

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(71 replies, posted in News)

Perhaps a conditional CAPCHA? First user pr IP/hour will get in as usual, additional users from the same IP will get the CAPCHA :-)

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(15 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

A VM is great for testing without messing up the production environment. You can try Virtual PC for free (45 days), I would reccomend this for workstation use.
In server space you can try Virtual Server for free (180 days) and VMware also has a free VMware Server the VMware is a Beta though.

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(15 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Rickard wrote:

The real WTF is that you can't easily install it side-by-side with IE6.

Look at Chris Wilsons blog for an explanation.

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(15 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Rickard wrote:

CodeDuck: You have a present for me, yes?

I'll let you know when I get to the warehouse and pick it up.

Paul wrote:

The official position (i.e. mine in this case) is IE7 is not supported until at least the release candidate stage and even then PunBB 1.2 won't be retrofitted to take account of it (not unless someone asks really nicely).

Sounds reasonable, I'm running on daily builds of IE7 and I don't see any problems, at least not at punbb.org. I think it is quite safe to wait for beta 2 (I personally think releasing a build called "beta 2 preview" is confusing), there will be plenty of time from beta 2 to RTW.

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(15 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

I don't see any problems, could you give a link to a page that doesn't render correctly?

Opened a lot of alertboxes, but no calc or crash in IE 7.

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(21 replies, posted in General discussion)

It is always nice with predictive statistics...

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1472 wrote:

Total Downloads: 4915  ?  Downloads this Week: 5643

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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

Rickard wrote:

Well, the standard recommends that we use a window function (ROW_NUMBER() OVER), but that is only available in Oracle and DB2, so we're screwed either way.

Don't forget Microsoft SQL-server. To me it looks like MySQL (and PostgreSQL) are the ones that should try to catch up and follow the standard, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft are the three largest players in the db market.
Extending a standard can be fine if what you need is not in the standard, but implementing an alternative solution and not the standard is wrong.

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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

Rickard wrote:

Now, if only they could add limit/offset support, the world would be a better place.

Why not just stick with the standards (ANSI-SQL has no LIMIT) so we don't have to write different queries for each database :-)
That being set I think the Oracle offering is a sales tool to counter the "MySQL is free" argument, in reality most enterprises will opt for the supported commertial version for anything critical. Having a free version allows them to show that you can get Oracle for free just as MySQL or MSSQL, but you should buy the commertial version so you get support in case anything happens. Which makes sense for enterprises where downtime equals money.