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  1. It's free, it's under 2MB but I don't know how useful it could be (so I didn't put it in the useful thread). Besides, how many print screen programs are there? The developer recommends 'a good graphics card' but it runs fine on my onboard graphics, VIA S3G. Works as advertised and found here.(check out the vid to see it at work) He also has an odd way of creating post-it notes for the desktop. Found here. Mark
  2. I can't qualify how good the cameras are. I got one in B/W and it worked well enough for the price. I've read on the net that they won't take being hosed down even if they say they are waterproof (it shouldn't be a concern if they are mounted under an eve) There are other cameras out there in the same price range: $39.99 190 Pounds for one camera and their system just sounds like a lot of money. Here is an article by someone who set up their own: Webpage. Mark
  3. And if you want to have a more of a 'do it yourself' set up ( I looked at this stuff but never did it. I had one of the cameras but in B/W and it worked ok.): Camera: Color camera with 80 feet of cable. $40 Programs to control video feed and I believe they all have motion detection plus different recording/transmitting features.($10-$40): Supervision cam XtraSense Blue Iris MonitorCam You will need to decide how you connect the RCA connectors to your comp. Mark
  4. They describe it better than I can: From a PDF file: MakeHuman website. Mark
  5. Please do. Just follow PuntoMX's directions. Mark
  6. Hi R3verse, Welcome to MSFN. Mark
  7. and if anyone wants to know more about MSFN (the other one (well, the other other one)): Madrid MSFN MSFN A list in German with other MSFNs. Mark
  8. ZoneAlarm and AVG failed to function for me earlier today. It took me a couple of hours to finally realize that it could be due to the current Windows Security Update. After uninstalling KB951748, all was repaired. When I got my system functioning properly again, I found this on the ZA forums: This is the link from the automatic update: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms08-037.mspx Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 953230. This is the MS page on the update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951748 Mark
  9. I installed andLinux on an XP machine a while back. Verdict: It works. I works like someone with a split personality that a psychiatrist has given an imaginary phone connection to the two of them. One main personality and one laggy personality at the end of a long distance landline. But it works. Mark
  10. Hi pufta, Welcome to MSFN. Mark
  11. Happy Birthday Cluberti. Mark
  12. Odd website. When you get to the page on open source programs, it lists nLite. It isn't. They might want to check the other listed software. mark
  13. And if cumminbk wants more of an explanation and would like to freak someone else out he can look here: Gamehead200's tutorial. Mark
  14. Happy birthday geek. Mark
  15. I really like the first one. It is just short of a solar flare or two from being real. The second one is nice for a linear abstract. The xfiles one would be just average but the light emitting from the dot over the 'i' really makes it nice. (your idea?) Mark
  16. That is true and the same holds for Germany. Something I tried in Germany that had exceptionally good results was when I was in a bar, a smaller type of establishment, I would ask for 'the best beer'. I let them lead me to some unbelievably good beers. Enjoy your trip, Mark
  17. [quote name='Seven Alive' post='765363' date='May 18 2008, 04:04 AM']You guys all need to go back to school! This is either a joke or the OP is the one in the wrong. He was talking about Japan, Texas, not japan the country. I am surprised that nobody else got that. Edit: **** didn't mean to resurrect an old thread. It was in similar topics and i didn't check the date.[/quote] Seven Alive has entered the Twilight Zone, erm.... I mean the Funny Farm.
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    April 30 press release by HP. Don't forget to read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. Demystifying the Memristor article by HP. HP lab blog on memristor. And a Wiki page on it already. Mark
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    John Cleese

    This has apparently made it's way around the web. I hadn't seen it before: To the citizens of the United States of America: In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy). Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect: You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. 1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. 2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour', 'favour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise'. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary'). 3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell- checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize. 4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. 5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun. 6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public. 7. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour. 8. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it. 9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar. 10. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion. 11. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater. 12. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full Kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try Rugby - the Australians, South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us. 13. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries. 14. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad. 15. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776). 16. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season. God save the Queen.
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    Two bums

    Two drunk bums are walking down the street and in an alley, they see a dog licking himself. One of the bums says "I wish I could do that". The other bums says "You can try but I think he will bite you".
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    Or you can go here: http://www.msfn.org/board/Universal-Extrac...v15-t62418.html Mark
  22. Hi NotesPack, Welcome to MSFN. You are correct. It is and it is. Mark
  23. Welcome to MSFN od1e1. And you have only scratched the surface. Mark
  24. It may have been a combination of things on the picture you took with the FZ50. You had it on shutter priority with it set to 1/1000 of a second and you were at almost max zoom. Either way, it is very 'grainy'. The image stabilization may have saved it from being worse. 420mm focal length and handheld(?) is a pretty good zoom to try to keep steady. This is where what I called pixelated image in the viewfinder comes into play. You don't really see what you are getting. I don't know anything about the camera you have now but the orange fringe I mentioned was at a location where there was very high contrast. I wouldn't be to hard on the lens being a 'kit' lens just yet. See how the camera behaves with a better lens. It was still a good picture. Mark
  25. Thanks guys. Oh, and it isn't that hard to blow out the candles. After the age of 40, you start counting backwards and now I have to blow out fewer candles than you do Punto. Mark
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