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by frogblast
Thu May 21, 2009 22:59
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Anime!
Replies: 78
Views: 23920

Re: Anime!

i am so confused about this. was there really a new episode today? It is mid-season after all. I read that they were re-airing season 1, and were going to insert new episodes in the middle, is that why there is a new episode now? Discerning the truth amid all the internet trolling is proving difficu...
by frogblast
Thu May 21, 2009 21:57
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

This ebook reader for the iphone looks gorgeous: http://th.ingsmadeoutofotherthin.gs/eucalyptus/ It uses material from project Gutenberg But Apple rejected it from the store, because one of the books available from Project Gutenberg is the karma sutra. What the fuck Apple. (To be honest though, I'm ...
by frogblast
Wed May 20, 2009 19:33
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

no, javascript is fine.

I don't think any websites I visit use java, I suppose I'll find out for sure now I've turned it off
by frogblast
Wed May 20, 2009 15:18
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

by frogblast
Sun May 17, 2009 19:20
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 242486

Re: what book are you reading?

A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey and The Comedians by Graham Greene
by frogblast
Sun May 17, 2009 00:29
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

oh wow. the newer versions of clicktoflash lets you right click on youtube videos and load them as h.264 with quicktime, or even download them as h.264 (you can set it to always use h.264 instead of flash for youtube). only works when you are on the youtube page though (e.g., not youtube videos post...
by frogblast
Sun May 10, 2009 00:36
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: be random about science
Replies: 123
Views: 46967

Re: be random about science

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/09/bad-science-medical-journals-companies oh dear In a statement to The Scientist magazine, Elsevier at first said the company "does not today consider a compilation of reprinted articles a 'journal'". I would like to expand on this statement: It was ...
by frogblast
Sat May 09, 2009 19:04
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

i've finally switched over to safari and it's such a MASSIVE improvement already as far speed goes. i'm amazed! i do have a couple of dumb newbie questions though: 1. y'know how in firefox the address bar stores a lot of the old addresses you've visited? does safari have that option somewhere? i've...
by frogblast
Fri May 08, 2009 10:59
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 242486

Re: what book are you reading?

I've just read La Symphonie Pastorale by André Gide



I fully admit to crying at the end.
by frogblast
Thu May 07, 2009 23:29
Forum: anorak hobbies and pastimes
Topic: Hi-Fi Hardware - Turntables, Valves & Tapes
Replies: 106
Views: 50894

Re: Hi-Fi Hardware - Turntables, Valves & Tapes

(Warning - all this is just from memory, so there is a reasonably chance i've made some mistakes in my reasoning here) Anti-skate is a mechanism that most turntables have to counteract the skating force. This force acts to pull the arm inwards towards the centre of the record. I've tried to show why...
by frogblast
Thu May 07, 2009 19:25
Forum: anorak hobbies and pastimes
Topic: Hi-Fi Hardware - Turntables, Valves & Tapes
Replies: 106
Views: 50894

Re: Hi-Fi Hardware - Turntables, Valves & Tapes

have you checked the wires coming from the cartridge? and maybe the anti-skate?
by frogblast
Thu May 07, 2009 14:39
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

Excellent article by John Siracusa here:

(or at least i thought so. but maybe that's because i'm also self-obsessed, hypercritical and unable to create anything myself ;p).
by frogblast
Sun May 03, 2009 13:38
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 242486

Re: what book are you reading?

bartblueboy wrote:My favourite Herman Hesse novels are "Demian" (which is quite dark actually) and "Peter Camenzind".
I also read a collection of his stories on love recently which had some fantastic stuff in it.
i really liked Peter Camenzind. Steppenwolf is good as well but rather more, um, heavy-going.
by frogblast
Sat May 02, 2009 23:42
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: Comput(bleth)er
Replies: 350
Views: 62018

Re: Comput(bleth)er

I've been playing around with MyScript Stylus today (using my Wacom tablet). It's a lot slower than typing, obviously, but quite fun. It certainly works better than the handwriting recognition built into OS X. I'm surprised at how well it works, especially considering how terrible my handwriting is....
by frogblast
Sat May 02, 2009 23:01
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: Comput(bleth)er
Replies: 350
Views: 62018

Re: Comput(bleth)er

i'm no linux expert, so if somebody thinks i'm wrong here, speak up! but i would say ubuntu.
by frogblast
Sat May 02, 2009 22:04
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: The Mac Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 81833

Re: The Mac Thread

This site is very amusing: http://adobegripes.tumblr.com/

there is just so much wrong with the interface to photoshop cs4. i've no idea what the hell they were thinking.
by frogblast
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:23
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's tremendous by tram
Replies: 21
Views: 17300

Re: It's tremendous by tram

we're going to get trams in Edinburgh again . eventually. assuming they don't run out of money or the SNP don't try to cancel it again etc. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Edinburgh_tramway_map.svg/850px-Edinburgh_tramway_map.svg.png Phases 1a is supposed to be opening in 2...
by frogblast
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:19
Forum: book talk
Topic: poems we like
Replies: 155
Views: 72401

Re: poems we like

I've no idea what's going on in here. Maybe some Christina Rossetti will make everybody calm down When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And i...
by frogblast
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:57
Forum: anorak computing
Topic: Comput(bleth)er
Replies: 350
Views: 62018

Re: Comput(bleth)er

on the topic of awesome javascript stuff: http://280slides.com/ It's inspired quite heavily by the Apple slideshow application 'Keynote' and is written in Objective-J with the Cappuccino framework. Cappuccino is a (partial) re-implementation of cocoa, the Mac OS API. Objective-J is almost identical ...
by frogblast
Sun Apr 26, 2009 17:13
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins
Replies: 5
Views: 7530

Re: Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins

no thread about Richard Dawkins is complete without this picture:
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