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  • Eliminate SQL Injections for good...

    Stored Procedures go a long way, too. Added to their compilation, they're great for data access.

  • what do you do when your tired of programming?

    I go Snipe Hunting.

  • Better support for dual screen?

    Do you have two separate monitors? Or is it a composite?

    Also, do you have two separate video cards?

  • Better support for dual screen?

    Don't forget, tax-return season.. Smiley

  • Better support for dual screen?

    Why do you want a Dual Screen when you can have this?






    Zenview Arena Elite


    http://www.digitaltigers.com/displays-arena.shtml

  • MSN Explains Gov't Search Subpoena & Why They are Not Resisting

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Did I say all Iraqi's?  Nope, I said terrorists and members of Saddams Army.  Not saying all terrorists are Iraqi, thats why I said I would have invaded, conquered and taken over the whole region.  Not everyone that lives in that region is a terrorist.  How simple is the world I come from?  Well where I come from, someone spits in your face, you cut their throat.  So yeah, its pretty straight forward.


    Back during the American revolution, I believe the American "freedom fighters" could have been considered, by outsiders, as terrorists of the day: an armed uprising against a government.

    Now a days, armed fighers are called "freedom fighters" if they're on "our" side, and terrorists if they're not. The US currently supports (in our war on terrorism) the government of Indonesia, despite the tens of thousands killed, starved, and/or tortured.. After Iraq, under Sadam, used chemical weapons (Reagan or Bush I Presidency), the US publically condemned they're actions, yet sent a special envoy, lead by none other than Donald Rumsfeld, to Iraq to basically say ("we had to say that. We really support you!"). All of this was uncovered by the Freedom of Information act.

    Kind of interesting how we change our definitions of friends and foes, isn't it?

  • MSN Explains Gov't Search Subpoena & Why They are Not Resisting

    W3bbo wrote:
    harumscarum wrote: no not really I have nothing to hide.


    "Having nothing to hide" nor "Being innocent" are not reasons 'not to be concerned'.

    Fact is, the US Government is abusing their power and you're going to let them get away with it?


    It used to be that Americans fought for freedom from government intrusion, fought for government accountability, and demanded proper representation and oversight of government actions.

    Now, it seems like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, along with the spirit in which they were written, are now technicalities to get around. Sadly, less people are concerned about this..



  • Learning Fedora Core 4

    Does anyone have any good book recommendations on learning Fedora Core 4? Specifically, I'd like a book which speaks to a reader very familiar with windows, a small amount of Unix (like, I can use Emacs somewhat and I can navigate a directory from a command line and that's about it).

    Just want to expand my horizons a bit.

  • Microsoft's 2006 according to Cringely

    I'd question the "sucking at security" bit. Not that Microsoft doesn't have security flaws, but it's not alone. Another point is that "it only takes one unpatched flaw to compromise a system". We'll find more flaws in Windows, as we will in all other systems.

    I'd take a "wait and see" approach with Vista. I think it will be great, and not readily adopted.

    As to the "Do we really need windows", I think that will be a question people will start asking themselves. Firefox is a great example of that. Also, as more companies switch from Office to something else (say OO), people will start wanting to use that at home. Shoot, my wife has a PC only because she uses a PC at work. She said she'd rather have a Mac, but wants to stay consistent with what she works with. Makes some sense to me.

    Time will tell. But one thing I will predict, It will "not be the year of Linux on the Desktop". Every year someone says that, and it never happens.

  • Happy Birthday Scoble!

    Happy Birthday!