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Geek Talk
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:59:47 PM »
Okay, this thread apparently has been eaten or the search just can't find it.

Back to the IDE controller issues I had.  I swapped the primary and secondary connections (changed nothing), set the boot device to the right drive and everything came up fine.  I've been perusing the drives and I just may be able to piece together maybe 75% of the pictures I lost.

Now, the question.  Obviously, backups are now an even bigger priority.  The DVD burner I have in that box is teh suck, so I'm looking for suggestions as to a good replacement.  I'd prefer an internal, so I can mount it into a case for use with firewire and usb.

Suggestions?

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 09:50:41 PM »
No, I have no help to offer. I'm here with a different question.

I bought my wife an iPod for her birthday. I'd been going through and editing the MP3 files and getting them all sorted and tagged, and when she started using it, a lot of the files couldn't be imported. She said it looked like the reason was that a different computer (mine) had created the files and it couldn't be certain that they weren't stolen music. So, when we back down to the boxes that have the CDs she's going to have to reload those. Every time it happens, I feel like I failed Gift-giving 101.

She's offering to get me an MP3 player because of the longer commute. I was thinking about it, and I don't want to have to go through the same hell that she is right now. I have XM on the car's radio, and was thinking of subscribing and getting one of their players.

The manuals don't mention the problem she was having. The iPod manual doesn't either, so I'm wary. Have any of you had a device that just assumed that you were a law abiding citizen, or do they all have a RIAA mentality?
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 08:10:24 PM »
No, I have no help to offer. I'm here with a different question.

I bought my wife an iPod for her birthday. I'd been going through and editing the MP3 files and getting them all sorted and tagged, and when she started using it, a lot of the files couldn't be imported. She said it looked like the reason was that a different computer (mine) had created the files and it couldn't be certain that they weren't stolen music.

Were they really MP3 files or were they AAC files?  MP3 files do not have any DRM on them.  AAC files do.  Importing CD's into iTunes creates AAC by default -- I think.  It can be changed to MP3 if you're willing to take the quality loss.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 08:11:47 PM »
New topic.

Defect: Go upgrade SMF soon, unless you enjoy XSS exploits :)

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 08:40:56 PM »
New topic.

Defect: Go upgrade SMF soon, unless you enjoy XSS exploits :)

Whointhewhatnow?

Isn't 1.1.1 the latest version?

The admin thingy seems to think so and I'm not seeing any patches on their site.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 11:26:39 PM »
Yeah... a posting on Bugtraq about an XSS hole.  I guess they haven't patched it yet.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 11:34:56 PM »
That XSS hole


uhhh huh huh
uhhhh huh HUH huh
uhhhh HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007, 02:40:03 PM »
Ok so, this is one of the reasons I hate windows.

You know how when there's some random error somewhere and it gives you a popup notification and it's all "There's an error in blahblah2389402739874-23497." and a big OK button? Wtf use is that? I have no idea what it means, or what I should do about it.

Well, I finally got sick and tired of that feckin' windows update icon that I installed IE7. Fine. Restart my computer, fine. Well, upon restart - twice - it gives me one of those (big red x) (obscure text) (ok button) notes. Here's what it says

SmartBridge Alerts: MotiveSB.exe Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point GetProcessImageFileNameW could not be located in the dynamic link library PSAPI.DLL.

{OK}

Well, good! Thanks for letting me know, windows. I care, why?

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2007, 03:46:16 PM »
SmartBridge Alerts: MotiveSB.exe Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point GetProcessImageFileNameW could not be located in the dynamic link library PSAPI.DLL.

{OK}

Well, good! Thanks for letting me know, windows. I care, why?

It's sometimes cool to see if Google has heard of the error message.  Now I have no idea if this is the problem but Google http://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=SmartBridge%20Alerts%3A%20MotiveSB.exe%20Entry%20Point%20Not%20Found

led me to here
http://www.rr-bb.com/showthread.php?t=268030
as well as some other places, but this seemed like the easiest best chance to work.  Might want to give it a go, if this advice even applies to you.  Which it looks like it would if you have Verizon or Sprint.  Here's another good looking thread
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=59608

Mileage may vary.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2007, 06:23:37 PM »
Ah yes, it's part of the DSL thingy. That's a technical term, btw.

Thanks for your help :)

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2007, 07:32:12 PM »
Glad to be of assistance.    :D

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2007, 01:36:56 PM »
This is just... phenomenal.
Shake your groove thing.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 01:23:43 PM »
 :o

This view. Left nut. Would give for.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 01:26:03 PM »
Whoa.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 02:52:47 PM »
Thought I'd make a little gif of it for ya, but I think I lost too much detail when I shrunk it down.