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  1. So what happened to Lessbread anyway?

    The Fresno Mafia has him. We need a crack team of commandos to go rescue him!
  2. Do people still fall for this?

    Yeah people do. No one thinks to read or even look for the fine print. There was a lawsuit against Jamster that forced them to give people an easier way to opt out. If I remember correctly, T-Mobile only showed the opt-out number on the printed bill. So to get the number, you'd have to wait till the end of your billing cycle for the bill to come then you could call and cancel the subscription. Sadly I know people that fell for this scam.
  3. [.net] Reading xml

    Quote:Original post by jpetrie I'd use XPath for this. Processing each "Add" element is then a simple operation: XPathDocument doc = new XPathDocument("file.xml"); XPathNavigator nav = doc.CreateNavigator(); foreach(XPathNavigator addElemenet in nav.SelectChildren("/MessageCodes/component/Add[@key]")) { string key = addElement.GetAttribute("key"); string source = addElement.GetElement("source"); string message = addElement.GetElement("message"); // Do something with values. } You'd probably also want to modify the XPath query to filter on more than just the key attribute as well, if those other attributes are not actually optional. XPath can greatly ease the processing of XML in this fashion, as you don't have to nest a lot of loops or function calls performing hierachical traversal of the XML data manually. Although if you need to associate each key with its parent component, performing the query "/MessageCodes/component" may make more sense, and then nesting the query to select all "add" elements. Thanks for that tip!
  4. This is very silly and I almost feel embarrassed asking but it bothers me. When I open documents in VS 05 (Express and Standard), it places the new tabs on the left instead of the right (as everything we are used to seeing does). Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.
  5. Car Audio

    Maybe it's too late but you could have gotten one from WalMart for < $10. And these installation instructions are for earlier Accord models but they might help.
  6. Woah, we use to be like this?

    Quote:Original post by WanMaster That little girl freaks me out... Haha is that from Teen Witch? Lol my sisters watched that non stop growing up, I still have the images burned in my memory. "You can try if you do, I'll make a fool of you. Top That!"
  7. Financial Planning

    To echo what Oluseyi said, pay yourself first. I bought this book, The Automatic Millionaire, 3 years ago after seeing him on TV and now I that am making enough to save some, I am saving aggressively. I learnt about the pay yourself first idea from it. Now to tackle credit card debt and school loans. :(
  8. blogs!

    I like Codding Horror and Scott Hanselman's blog to name a couple.
  9. Quote:Original post by Jenison I love it That owl creeps me out. But yeah, Newegg is awesome.
  10. Can US residents order from without the exorbitant shipping fees addded?
  11. Who Are You Calling a Monkey?

    Quote:Original post by zedz well if they can call corporations ppl than why not apes? Quote:The law typically views a corporation as a fictional person, a legal person, or a moral person (as opposed to a natural person). Under such a doctrine (traditionally seen as a legal fiction), a corporation enjoys many of the rights and obligations of individual persons, such as the ability to own property, sign binding contracts, pay taxes, have certain constitutional rights, and otherwise participate in society. Wrong country. I am pretty sure that is U.S. law. Not sure if the same goes in Austria. Quote:Original post by zedz Their food and veterinary bills run about $6,800 a month. Donors have offered to help, but there's a catch: Under Austrian law, only a person can receive personal donations. They come up with such an elaborate plan to solve this??! How about creating a non-profit organization where all proceeds got to the apes.
  12. Quote: At any rate, I don't think it's necessary to dehumanize your opponent to win in any sport. I think seeing the humanity in one's opponent is what separates sport from combat - especially with boxing and other martial arts. I would not compare boxing and martial arts. I took Karate for about 3 years and the one thing that was drilled into us was discipline. We were taught to avoid confrontation and using what we had learned should be a last resort. When we did spar against one another, we did so with the utmost respect for our sparring partners. I have never taken up boxing but if what I see on TV is any indication (not the movies, the conferences before their big fight where they try to rip each others throats off with Don King smiling in the back), they really try to dehumanize each other. I am not saying it is necessary but these guys seem to think it helps.
  13. Quote:Original post by LessBread Is it necessary to dehumanize your opponent to win in sports? Really depends on which sport. In a full-contact sport like boxing, I'd argue yes. In one of the greatest beatdowns in the sport, Muhammad Ali kept Ernie Terrell up for 15 whole rounds just to punish him over and over by refusing to knock him out. Link (o.k Ali was angered and was carrying out a personal vendetta, but still)
  14. Poor areas of Shibuya Ward in Tokyo?

    Quote:Original post by capn_midnight Quote:Original post by chessnut If you're trying to develop any significant story around shibuya ward, or japan in general, i really suggest trying to get over to that country and spending a few weeks there. Do whatever it takes :] GL conversely, you could just make shit up. They call that journalism, I think. Jayson Blair FTW!!!
  15. Quote:Original post by Alpha_ProgDes They have nothing to fear..., they don't praise Allah. This speaks volumes about the sad state of affairs the world is in.