IRC logs of #boinc for Monday, 2008-11-10

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01:21 <Tank_Master> whats this boincwide script thing about?

01:21 <Tank_Master>

01:21 <Romulus> Title: Script for team members to join your team (at

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02:48 <up365> !wx 08232

02:49 <up365> &wx 08232

02:49 <Romulus> up365: Temperature: 46.9F / 8.3C | Humidity: 56% | Pressure: 29.80in / 1009.0hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 3.1mph / 5.0km/h ; Today - Mostly sunny and brisk. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.; Tonight - Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.; Veterans Day - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. (1 more message)

02:50 <up365> &more

02:50 <Romulus> up365: Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.;

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08:14 <PovAdct_w> Tank_Master: that script seems... questionable

08:14 <PovAdct_w> it would get people accustomed to giving out their BOINC email/password

08:15 <PovAdct_w> it's already unsafe enough to have same password on all projects

08:16 <PovAdct_w> a project admin could get into your account in other projects :)

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10:35 <desti>

10:35 <Romulus> <> (at

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10:53 * quail wonders about wikipeadia

10:54 <quail> wikipeadia are asking for donations to the value of 6 million dollars

10:54 * quail asks why do much money when there running on linux

10:54 <Tank_Master> thats a lot

10:55 <quail> and after getting the 6 million dollars when they next ask for donations

10:55 <quail> this a quote from one of the donors "I hope wikipedia can be hosted by old/discarded/donated equipment. i don't understand why it needs so much money when it's based on linux.."

10:56 <quail> and I sort of have to agree with that donor

10:57 <quail> Tank_Master: damn right it alot money

10:57 <quail> and I can't see any real statement to what the monies going to be used for

10:57 <Tank_Master> porn, probably

10:58 <Tank_Master> or maybe they are going to actually higher an army of people to clean up some of the crap posted on their site

10:58 <Tank_Master> though I doubt it

10:58 <quail> who knows

10:59 <quail> they got bit over 2.3 million dollars in donations already

11:01 * quail sees they want to come fat rich buggers from bugger all work

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11:03 <quail> whois lookup does not tell me alot

11:03 <Tank_Master> no, not really

11:04 <quail> Tank_Master: what you think?

11:04 <Tank_Master> about?

11:04 <quail> Tank_Master: might be bit of a scam

11:04 <Tank_Master> dunno

11:04 <quail> Tank_Master: wikipeadia wanting so much in donations

11:04 <Tank_Master> but I cant think of SETI asking for that much

11:05 <Tank_Master> and id think SETI would be processing more data

11:05 <Tank_Master> wiki is nothing more than a collection of text pages with some images

11:06 <quail> Tank_Master: I think SETI would have done a big overhaul with 6 million dollars in donations

11:06 <Tank_Master> ya

11:06 <Tank_Master> and be able to afford people full time to who realy know what they are doing

11:06 <quail> and be running some extra servers etc. but when I started with SETI, I have seen it grow tho

11:08 <quail> yeah

11:08 <wdsmia_w> grow into what is the question

11:08 <quail> wdsmia_w: extra servers etc

11:09 <MTughan> Bandwidth?

11:09 <Romulus> Somebody said Bandwidth is much better now, MTughan

11:09 * Tank_Master pushes Romulus into a crevasse

11:09 <MTughan> It's getting old... And a waste of my keystrokes.

11:09 <quail> MTughan: prob not bandwidth, cause the speed to here has always sucked

11:10 <Tank_Master> what, seti or Romulus?

11:10 <MTughan> quail: Think of how much data they're pushing out though.

11:10 <MTughan> Tank_Master: Romulus.

11:10 <Tank_Master> ahh, yeah, I agree

11:10 <quail> MTughan: yeah that why I have never really worried about it

11:11 <MTughan> Take a look at the recent changes. You won't see anything over two minutes old, and you'd be lucky to see over one minute.

11:12 <quail> MTughan: this is sort OT as it started off about wikipedia and there goal for 6 millions dollars in donations

11:12 <MTughan> I saw that.

11:12 <MTughan> Agreed, 6m is a little large for bandwidth only, but some of that undoubtedly goes to that. And power.

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11:13 <quail> MTughan: it was only 6 months ago they were getting donations for a million dollars

11:14 <MTughan>

11:14 <Romulus> <> (at

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11:17 <quail> all I got to say life in San Fran must be expensive

11:18 <Tank_Master> oh, it is

11:18 <Tank_Master> $1,250 a mo for a one room studio apartment...

11:18 <quail> and wikipeadia being run out someones basement

11:20 <quail> Tank_Master: man that more than my loan from the bank

11:20 <Tank_Master> :P

11:22 <MTughan> Well, I've got to go. Intro to programming and engineering...

11:22 <quail> MTughan: gl

11:22 <Tank_Master> hf!

11:23 <quail> Tank_Master: and you know the worst of it all, I am paying the loan back and the council is giving greif at the new property

11:23 <Tank_Master> heh

11:23 <quail> and the builders are waiting for the ok to put the house on the block

11:24 <Tank_Master> you got a manufactured home?

11:25 <quail> Tank_Master: it getting to a point were going to sell the land and the transportable home

11:26 <quail> but the transportable we have had it custom built on the inside, so not sure how it will sell

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15:46 <MTughan_> 'lo e

15:46 <MTughan_> You're on dialup?

15:49 <efc> mOO

15:49 <efc> Yes

15:50 <MTughan_> I never saw that before. Never looked at your hostmask.

15:51 <MTughan_> (This is XChat, not my normal IRC client)

15:51 <efc> I flirted with Xchat a few days ago.. not bad.. wanted to hook it up with text-to-speech but didn't quite get it going

15:51 <MTughan_> That'd be cool.

15:52 <MTughan_> Be afraid of the netsplits though. :P

15:52 <MTughan_> brb

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15:57 <efc> "NVIDIA Makes First 4GB Graphics Card"  - $3500

15:57 <MTughan_> Nice... What card?

15:58 <efc> some Quadro pro thing

15:58 <efc> Not in my market

15:59 <MTughan_> Yeah, the Quadro's would use it.

15:59 <MTughan_> Probably be good for BOINC too, but as you say, expensive.

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16:41 <PovAddict> "Last month, Elcomsoft found a way to use GPU computing architecture to boost a cracking utility's brute-force attack in order to break through WPA encryption "100 times faster than with just a CPU"."

16:42 <Tank_Master> lol

16:42 <Tank_Master> bout time

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17:10 <MTughan> Figures... Of 9 new articles in Apple's RSS feed, 7 are about reviews raving about the iPhone. They probably have some bad stuff to say, but not that Apple's saying.

17:11 <MTughan> Anyway, dinner time.

17:12 <Tank_Master> probably someone realized that the iphone wasnt all that great afterall and overpriced

17:13 <Tank_Master> so now apple is going to spend billions in advertising instead of improving it

17:13 <Tank_Master> wait... wasnt that a mac comertial?

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17:18 <wdsmia> re-hi

17:18 <Tank_Master> re-wb

17:21 <efc> moo

17:24 <Tank_Master> holey cow

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17:44 <Rookie_69> &wx yaw

17:44 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Temperature: 52°F / 11°C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 29.89in / 1012hPa | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 8mph / 13km/h | Updated: 6:00 PM AST; Tonight - Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. Low 4C(39F).; Tuesday - Sunny with cloudy periods. Wind becoming west 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to (1 more message)

17:44 <Rookie_69> &more

17:44 <Romulus> Rookie_69: 40 km/h (25 mph) in the morning. High 8C(46F). Tuesday night clearing. Low -1C(30F).; Wednesday - Sunny. High 6C(43F).;

17:46 <CoderForLife> hey

17:46 <Rookie_69> Hi, Don.

17:46 <CoderForLife> hello Mr. Glenn

17:47 <CoderForLife> &dict docent

17:47 <Romulus> CoderForLife: wn and gcide responded: wn: docent n : a teacher at some universities; gcide: Docent \Do"cent\, a. [L. docens, -entis, p. pr. of docere to teach.] Serving to instruct; teaching. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

17:48 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

17:48 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 42.6F / 5.9C | Humidity: 52% | Pressure: 30.16in / 1021.2hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: ESE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph this evening...becoming light and variable.; Veterans Day - Cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance (1 more message)

17:48 <Rookie_69> Somebody brushing up on their latin?

17:48 <CoderForLife> somebody wanting to find the root of a word

17:48 <CoderForLife> it's latin =)

17:49 <CoderForLife> &more

17:49 <Romulus> CoderForLife: of rain 50 percent.; Tuesday Night - Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph.;

17:49 * CoderForLife sighs

17:49 <Rookie_69> It's always 50%chance of rain... Either it will rain or it won't.

17:50 <CoderForLife>

17:51 <Romulus> Title: Phoenix R.I.P.: Mars probe declared dead - Mars- (at

17:51 <Rookie_69> ... except for when it is raining... Then it's probably 100%...

17:51 <Rookie_69> Is three months up already?

17:52 <Rookie_69> That looks like the wrong probe.

17:52 * Rookie_69 was thinking of the rovers...

17:53 <CoderForLife> this was the polat lander

17:53 <CoderForLife> er polar

17:56 <efc> well exceeded its lifespan didn't it?

17:56 <Rookie_69> Spirit and Opportunity seem to have outlasted their estimated usefulness by a couple of days.

17:58 <efc> the press is sure to announce when the things croak but hardly mention when they launch

17:59 *** kathryn_ is now known as KathrynM

17:59 <MTughan> 'lo Kathy

17:59 <KathrynM> Happy Pepero Day!

17:59 <CoderForLife> hello KathrynM

18:00 <KathrynM> morning MTughan CoderForLife et al

18:00 <CoderForLife> Happy Pepper Day to you too

18:00 <KathrynM> Peppero

18:00 <KathrynM> get it right :)

18:00 <MTughan> What's Peppero?

18:00 <CoderForLife> Is there a matching Salt Day?

18:00 <KathrynM> lol

18:01 <Rookie_69> Everybody has to drink a Dr. Pepper.

18:01 <KathrynM>

18:01 <Romulus> <> (at

18:01 <KathrynM> lol

18:01 <KathrynM> last year's, but I'll put up a new post this year

18:01 <CoderForLife> Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?

18:01 <KathrynM> Don't we all?

18:01 <Rookie_69> Very yummy! If you’re a teacher, you usually end up with tons of them.

18:02 <MTughan> A Pepero... I think I might have had something like that, but never anything from the brand itself.

18:02 <Rookie_69> Lol.

18:02 <KathrynM> I spent yesterday telling kids I want3ed tons of peperos.

18:02 <KathrynM> Actually I don't.

18:02 <MTughan> And why November 11? That's also Remembrance Day. At least in Canada.

18:02 <KathrynM> read the last parttttttt of the post

18:02 <KathrynM> (stupid keyboard)

18:03 <MTughan> I saw that. It just also happens to be Remembrance Day.

18:03 <KathrynM> Hallmark Holiday

18:03 <KathrynM> gotta love Korea :)

18:03 <MTughan> A lot of Samsung devices?

18:03 * MTughan was reading up on Samsung yesterday

18:03 <KathrynM> I've got a samsung laptop

18:03 <MTughan> They make up 20% of the total South Korean exports.

18:04 <KathrynM> I think a usb port just died

18:04 <MTughan> Heh.

18:04 <KathrynM> less than a year old :/

18:04 <KathrynM> anyone want to design a new header for the blog?

18:05 <KathrynM> the current one is horrible

18:05 <CoderForLife> "I can't remember if I cried when I read her USB port just died..." - apologies Don McLean, "American Pie"

18:05 <MTughan> I can put something together, but I'm horrible at coming up with new ideas.

18:05 <MTughan> lol CFL

18:05 <Rookie_69> Mtughan heading down to parliament building for big Memorial?

18:05 <MTughan> Dunno. I think I still have classes tomorrow.

18:06 <Rookie_69> No Way!

18:06 <MTughan> Just gonna verify that... It wouldn't surprise me if we did.

18:06 <MTughan> Nope, no events on that day.

18:07 <Rookie_69> Honour those of us who died for our country... Go drink beer at the legion.

18:07 <MTughan> I don't drink.

18:07 <MTughan> Plus I'm not of legal age in Ontario.

18:07 <CoderForLife> well - I need to start packing - going to Dallas in the morning

18:07 <Rookie_69> That makes some difference then...

18:08 <KathrynM> texas, fun

18:08 <Rookie_69> Don't shoot JR again...

18:08 <MTughan> Rookie_69: You neglect that the legal age in Quebec is 18.

18:08 <MTughan> It's 19 in Ontario.

18:08 <CoderForLife> I'm sorry - did you use the words "Texas" and "fun" in the same sentence?

18:08 <MTughan> rofl...

18:08 <Rookie_69> Been in both... Not lately though.

18:08 <KathrynM> I did.

18:08 <KathrynM> I went to school in Austin

18:09 <KathrynM> very fun city.

18:09 <KathrynM> although I can't say much about Dallas.

18:09 <CoderForLife> I don't understand - could you re-phrase

18:09 <KathrynM> :)

18:09 <KathrynM> whacha doing in Dallas?

18:09 <CoderForLife> meeting people

18:09 <Rookie_69> College can be made to be fun in a lot of places.

18:09 <KathrynM> grad school too

18:10 <KathrynM> I enjoyed the day trips to San Antonio

18:10 <Rookie_69> Especially if you take the course on Animal House...

18:11 <MTughan> All right... I'm finishing a class at 10:55AM, and apparently there's a ceremony just starting outside the building at 10:45AM. Maybe we can convince the prof to end 10 minutes early for that.

18:11 <CoderForLife> One of my meetings is with a bunch of people on the topic "how to survive the economic downturn"

18:11 <MTughan> Otherwise, I should still be able to get there for the 11AM 2 minutes of silence.

18:11 <CoderForLife> One of the people is from AIG!

18:11 <CoderForLife> that's called - get a bailout!

18:12 <MTughan> CFL: China's approved a bailout too.

18:12 <CoderForLife> I saw that

18:12 <MTughan> Now, who employs the most people in China?

18:12 <MTughan> Probably companies from the US?

18:12 <CoderForLife> another person is from a company that just dismissed half their sales force last Friday morning

18:13 <CoderForLife> first one, AIG, is

18:13 <CoderForLife> the second one is German, I think

18:14 <CoderForLife> net worth measured in euros...

18:15 <CoderForLife> ah, based in Paris

18:16 <CoderForLife> closer to home for KathrynM and me, I'm trying to verify a rumor about Nationwide

18:16 <CoderForLife> ok - off to pack

18:17 <MTughan> Wow, that sucks... Someone in another channel here thinks he just lost his pair of Sennheiser headphones he got as a present.

18:23 * Rookie_69 wonders how anybody can juggle six channels.

18:24 <MTughan> What, me?

18:25 <MTughan> You miscounted. 8 on Freenode, and 5 others on two other networks.

18:26 <Tank_Master_> wud I miss?

18:26 <Rookie_69> MTughan: member of +#linuxsociety, #tsp, #synecdoche, +#rieselsieve, #boinc, and ##konfabulator

18:26 <Rookie_69> That's the SIX that I see.

18:26 <MTughan> Why doesn't it say #boinc_dev... And #wehatevista.

18:27 <MTughan> I'm also in those.

18:27 <Rookie_69> Too private?

18:27 <MTughan> Shouldn't be.

18:28 <Rookie_69> Doesn't really matter... I have enough of a time with this channel and it's private chats to occupy me.

18:30 <Rookie_69> I juggled two channels once and got confused.

18:30 <MTughan> lol

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18:33 * Rookie_69 hopes garlic is the best spice for covering up freezer-burn...

18:37 <Rookie_69> What goes best with chicken... beer, or Beer?

18:39 <Rookie_69> Doesn't matter... all I have is a beer-like liquid.

18:40 <Rookie_69> Only 4.9%a/v...

18:44 <Rookie_69> ... and no perversities... Oh... that says preservatives.

18:44 <MTughan> lol

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18:45 <MTughan> So the alcohol isn't perverse... I suppose that's always a good thing.

18:46 <Rookie_69> Not the alcohol... just the alcoholic.

18:47 <Rookie_69> ... perverse, I mean...

18:47 * Rookie_69 hides his chicken and shuts up.

19:00 <wdsmia> &wx 50265

19:00 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 32.5F / 0.3C | Humidity: 54% | Pressure: 30.66in / 1038.1hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Occasional rain and a chance of sleet in the evening... then rain showers after midnight. Not as cold. No sleet accumulation. Low in the lower 30s. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.; Veterans Day - Rain in the (1 more message)

19:01 <wdsmia> &more

19:01 <Romulus> wdsmia: morning...then rain and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 40s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.; Tuesday Night - Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain and snow after midnight. No snow accumulation. Low in the lower 30s. East wind near 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.;

19:02 * Rookie_69 burns his lips on chicken parts.

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19:22 <Rookie_69> I'm glad it was the pot that I left on the stove that was rancid... not the six or eight pounds of chicken thighs that I was given...

19:59 <Rookie_69> Chicken seems to be edible... since I ate it.

19:59 <Rookie_69> Fatty though.

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20:08 <Rookie_69> Moo!

20:08 <Rookie_69> !ooM

20:09 <efc> Hey

20:10 <Rookie_69> Life suck any less than usual?

20:10 <Rookie_69> ... I mean How's things?

20:12 <efc> Doing ok..

20:12 <efc> Vote for career change?

20:14 <efc> bleh, my eyes don't agree with other looking at the computer with contacts..

20:14 <Rookie_69> I always vote for career change... but can't decide what to change to since rich retiree seems to be taken.

20:15 <efc> this one requires a hundred grand of up front capital, but would probably pay back eventually

20:15 <Rookie_69> I'm farsighted, so your contacts would make close up things look even blurrier.

20:16 * Tank_Master_ is sighted

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20:16 <Rookie_69> Bye

20:16 <efc> I'm around a -6 in both eyes

20:16 <Rookie_69> WB.

20:16 <Tank_Master> thats better

20:17 * wdsmia slaps Tank_Master with a seeing eye dog

20:17 <Rookie_69> 1.5 in whatever direction 2 or three ye3ars ago...

20:17 <Rookie_69> years...

20:18 * Rookie_69 didn't think EFC's specs looked all that thick in whatever pictures... Marvel of modern optics.

20:19 <efc> My new ones are way way too thick

20:19 <efc> They talked me out of high index (big mistake)

20:23 <Rookie_69> About 35 years ago, the doc said "They're a little bit farsighted,, but nothing to worry about"... About 20 years ago, the doc said they're so close to perfect that I'm not going to prescribe anything... About ten years ago, my arms started to grow remarkably short... Anything within four feet is a blur now.

20:24 <efc> I'm the other way.. perfect up to about 9 inches

20:24 * Rookie_69 notes that he is currently wearing reading glasses.

20:24 <efc> but I can focus as close as an inch or two, uncorrected

20:24 <PovAddict> I went to the eye doctor recently, because of other problems (dry and red eyes too often)

20:24 <PovAddict> "sight-wise", they're quite perfect

20:24 <Rookie_69> That would help at work, but I'd have to find a ride back and forth.

20:25 <efc> I hate how they always tell you that they aren't going to get worse

20:25 <efc> And they always do

20:28 <Rookie_69> Presby... something... opia is supposed to counteract my hyperopia or whatever as you grow older, but I'm waiting to see.

20:28 <PovAddict> <- real life photoshop

20:41 <efc> You know, I got these things to attract more attention :(

20:44 <Rookie_69> I spend about three dollars a year at the Dollar Store for glasses and usually end up with a headache... but that beats the $450 or $500 that my prescription would have cost.

20:45 <Rookie_69> ... of which my insurance covers $150 including visit to eye doctor.

20:47 <Rookie_69> After two or three months I can't see through these things, so I think I made the right choice... so far.

20:51 <efc> Mine weren't that bad, but still a lot more than I thought they'd be

20:52 <Rookie_69> I picked up a 19" flat panel monitor to replace a 19" crt a few years ago so it'd be about two feet farther away... Now it's getting to be too close.

20:53 <Rookie_69> I might have to start using my projector just to read my screen soon.

20:54 <Rookie_69> Life sux after 40(;-))

21:00 <efc> sigh

21:00 <Rookie_69> Sorry for the sad outlook...

21:01 <efc> Its already sad

21:02 <wdsmia> ok enough with the sad sac and mr magoo :P

21:03 <Rookie_69> Apparently, as you get older, nearsightedness tends to reverse itself a bit... Not so for me, AFAIK.

21:03 <Rookie_69> Buzzard off.

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21:03 <Rookie_69> K.

21:04 <Rookie_69> Lol.

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21:04 <Rookie_69> Kick me, I go to bed... NN and all.

21:04 <Rookie_69> DILLIGAF.

21:04 <Rookie_69> ;-)

21:05 <Rookie_69> Hin, t Wink, nudge.

21:05 <Rookie_69> Stupid keys.

21:18 <MTughan> Just wait until much later... My grandmother has macular degeneration.

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21:20 <Rookie_69> The Driver Examiner said I aced my eye exam, so I guess I'm good as far as driving goes for a while at least.

21:22 <Rookie_69> So what if I can't really see myspeed...

21:22 <MTughan> lol

21:22 <MTughan> The crunch will tell you soon enough.

21:23 <Rookie_69> ... or where to put spaces in my typing...

21:23 <MTughan> Provided your ears work fine.

21:23 <Rookie_69> Eh?

21:23 <MTughan> Who cares if you can't see your speed. You'll know you were going too fast when you hit something.

21:24 <PovAddict>

21:24 <Romulus> Title: QDB: Quote #258099 (at

21:24 <Rookie_69> Everything saeems to go past me anyways... After all, I m not in Toronto or Ottawa.

21:24 <MTughan> See, like him. Although not intentional as much.

21:25 <MTughan> Try Toronto or Montreal. Ottawa isn't that busy compared to those two.

21:25 <Rookie_69> It seemed to be to me.

21:25 <PovAddict> do you "pray to god" while driving too?

21:25 <MTughan> Montreal's probably the worst. People seem to cut across lanes every which way.

21:26 <PovAddict> wtf

21:26 <PovAddict> 0:30

21:26 <PovAddict> I seriously need software to lock my computer at midnight

21:26 <MTughan> You're 3 hours ahead of me?

21:26 <PovAddict> but I can't write it myself... I'd know how to unlock it

21:27 <PovAddict> I guess I'm in trouble if I need software to protect me from myself...

21:27 <MTughan> I made a program in Java once that would notify the user that the machine was shutting down in so many minutes and offer them the chance to shut off immediately or postpone.

21:27 <MTughan> Once the timer expired, it shut it down.

21:27 <Rookie_69> I try to not invoke any false deities while operating a motor vehicle.

21:27 <MTughan> Hehe...

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21:28 <PovAddict> 1. I won't shutdown :)

21:28 <PovAddict> sieving 24/7

21:28 <MTughan> It could be modified easily enough to log out, I would think.

21:28 <MTughan> It just used the DOS shutdown command.

21:28 <PovAddict> the "DOS shutdown command" has a switch to set a timeout and a message ;)

21:29 <PovAddict> no easy postponing though

21:29 <wdsmia> well I could script a kick and ban for 8hrs starting at midnight ;)

21:29 <MTughan> Damn it, that would have been easier... Forgot about that.

21:29 <PovAddict> also

21:29 <PovAddict> Linux

21:29 <MTughan> I know. Does KDE/GNOME have any command line utility for some GUI control?

21:30 <PovAddict> probably

21:31 <PovAddict> but it's one thing to have a "notification" of "hey it's midnight, go to sleep" because otherwise I don't notice the time

21:31 <MTughan> cron job?

21:31 <PovAddict> and a different thing to deal with what gets close to an addiction

21:31 <Rookie_69> Speaking of which... NN.

21:31 <MTughan> Night Rookie.

21:31 <PovAddict> I once wrote a K widget that covered the whole screen with a semitransparent image at midnight

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21:32 <wdsmia> &nn Glenn

21:32 <Romulus> Live long and crunch!

21:32 <MTughan> lol

21:32 <PovAddict> the few times I actually turned it on, I closed it when it triggered...

21:32 <PovAddict> reminds me of Pringles

21:32 <PovAddict> (mmm pringles)

21:33 <PovAddict> ok, last one I eat! *throws can to the back of the shelf*

21:33 <PovAddict> ...

21:33 <PovAddict> *gets chair to reach can and grabs more*

21:33 <PovAddict> that's how it usually went

21:34 <MTughan> That's nothing. In the first month and a half here, my roommate and I consumed 12 cans of Pringles. xD

21:34 <PovAddict> what the o.0

21:34 <PovAddict> I haven't eaten Pringles in ages

21:34 <MTughan> We just threw them out this weekend.

21:34 <PovAddict> first there was all that noise about being genetically-modified potatos

21:35 <MTughan> No, that's McDonald's fries.

21:35 <PovAddict> once the noise went away, the dollar started going up, and with that plus other reasons now they're insanely expensive

21:35 * efc bailed out of the contacts

21:35 <PovAddict> that was many years ago btw

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21:36 <PovAddict> anyway

21:36 <PovAddict> do you acknowledge their addictiveness?

21:36 <MTughan> Hehe... New term just noticed on Slashdot: RFTL.

21:36 <MTughan> And yes, I do acknowledge that.

21:37 <MTughan> RTFL: Read the F***ing License

21:42 <PovAddict> ever had that case of attempting self-control by saying "this is the last one", and "failing"? :P

21:43 <MTughan> Yes, many times...

21:43 <PovAddict> 0:43 and I'm still here

21:44 <MTughan> /ban PovAddict

21:44 <PovAddict> "I finish with this and I go to sleep" fails

21:44 <MTughan> :P

21:44 <PovAddict> in the same way

21:49 <KathrynM> PovAddict, don't make me get all maternal on you

21:49 <PovAddict> oh crap, it's the K-teacher

21:49 <MTughan> There's two females in the house already. Surely one of them will notice at some point.

21:49 * efc stops looking on PovAddict's paper and seems innocent

21:50 <PovAddict> my what

21:51 <PovAddict> hm whatever

21:52 <PovAddict> I better go to sleep before *someone* gets as annoying as my real mom

21:52 <MTughan> lol

21:52 <KathrynM> lol

21:52 <KathrynM> who me????

21:52 * KathrynM looks around innocently

21:52 <PovAddict> yea you

21:52 <MTughan> I'd be scared if you were Pov's mom...

21:52 <PovAddict> I'd be scared too

21:52 <PovAddict> oops did I type that out loud

21:53 <KathrynM> lol

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22:12 <Tank_Master> KM!

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22:37 <d00m1001> Hmmm

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