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    Poll: I would run it if I could get it to support my...

    I would run it if I could get it to support my RAID array.
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    Yep, I'm wise now--I know better than to fly on...

    Yep, I'm wise now--I know better than to fly on US Air ever again.
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    On the news this evening: Most of the major...

    On the news this evening: Most of the major airlines are now back on schedule, accept for US air. 100,000 US Air passengers are still stranded. And the worst of it is at the one and only...
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    Next time I'm driving.

    This week I flew out to Madison, WI to check out the university (I got in to their PhD program in computer science). I have to say, I am never flying US air again. I didn't have any problems getting...
  5. Thread: New toys!

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    stop?

    stop?
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    It couldn't hurt to have a jokes thread.

    It couldn't hurt to have a jokes thread.
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    I saw that one coming...:rolleyes:

    I saw that one coming...:rolleyes:
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    It doesn't bother me. If you asked me for my...

    It doesn't bother me. If you asked me for my phone number or something, that would be weird.
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    I learned some of it in college, and some of it I...

    I learned some of it in college, and some of it I taught myself.
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    If a computer can do it, it can be done in...

    If a computer can do it, it can be done in assembly. The problem is that with complicated tasks, assembly code gets immensely complicated and completely unreadable. That's why we have higher level...
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    Assembly is a very low level language. It's...

    Assembly is a very low level language. It's basically machine language written in a way that humans can understand (words instead of 0's and 1's). It's not related to web design.
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    Z80 assembly. Here's what it looks like (this is...

    Z80 assembly. Here's what it looks like (this is the program that it's running in the picture):



    org 0

    LD SP, FFFFh ; init stack to top of ram

    LD A, B8H ; program ppi
    OUT ...
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    It depends. The timer is completely hardwired...

    It depends. The timer is completely hardwired (in other words there's no software involved), so there's no computer involved.

    The Z80 system does require a computer, because it needs to be...
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    It's not that different from learning a new...

    It's not that different from learning a new programming language. The first time you see it, it looks terribly complicated and doesn't make much sense, but once you understand it, it's easy to see...
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    In other words, I want to rebuild the timer using...

    In other words, I want to rebuild the timer using a microcomputer to calculate the speed. The Z80 is a processor.

    The current design only gives you the time, not the speed. You need to figure...
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    Yeah. I actually want to rebuild it using a...

    Yeah. I actually want to rebuild it using a microcontroller (probably a Zilog Z80, the same proc used in the TI graphing calculators.)
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    Yeah, that's the idea. I actually built a device...

    Yeah, that's the idea. I actually built a device to figure out exactly how fast it shoots them. I haven't head a chance to test it yet, but I would guess 200 to 300 miles per hour.

    Here's the...
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    Well, you take about six feet of pcv pipe with a...

    Well, you take about six feet of pcv pipe with a larger chamber on one end, jam a potato into it, fill the chamber with propane, ignite it, and you can guess what happens from there...

    It is...
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    Yep, teachers do that too. :D In fact, the game...

    Yep, teachers do that too. :D In fact, the game was given to me by a professor (he had an extra copy).

    For the record, I also build potato guns.
  20. That's exactly what it does. It's only meant to...

    That's exactly what it does. It's only meant to be an example. Instead of putting in the same email address every time, you'll need to retrieve the email that the user entered in the form.

    For...
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    There's nothing like Half Life 2 at 2560 x 1024:...

    There's nothing like Half Life 2 at 2560 x 1024:

    http://www.blake-foster.com/h2.jpg
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    You're getting your php syntax confused with...

    You're getting your php syntax confused with javascript syntax.



    var $trimmed = trim(strtolower(strip_tags($text)));


    is not the correct way to declare a variable. (same problem on the...
  23. mail( [to], [subject], [message], "From: [from]"...

    mail( [to], [subject], [message], "From: [from]" );

    [to] - the email you're sending the message to.
    [subject] - the message subject.
    [message] - the message body
    [from] - the email address you...
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    Getting requested URL in custom error pages

    I'm making custom error pages for my website. I would like the 404 error page to say something along the lines of

    Error 404: Requested URL [filename] not found on server.

    where [filename] is...
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    Why not find a free hosting service that supports...

    Why not find a free hosting service that supports php, and put a php script there to submit the form?
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