I'm hoping that people will post unusual or little known facts here. It would be proper to include a link to a source for confirmation. Here's a start. Speedy Gonzales was banned by the Cartoon Network for being an offensive stereotype, only to be returned after mass protest by the Hispanic-American community. [link](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedy_Gonzales#Censorship)

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I think I finally understand why Trump is doing so well (he recently pulled even with Hillary Clinton). It's only after years of shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent that his rise is possible. These shows got Americans used to the idea that they could vote with no actual consequences. In most cases (with very few exceptions), people with minimal talent are voted on and selected as "the winner", then almost immediately return to obscurity. In some cases (remember Sanjaya Malakar) there was an actual campaign to rig the vote so that a thoroughly undeserving candidate would win. …

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Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it. -- Homer

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Hey guys I decided a while back that I wanted to get into coding. I started a few days ago with sever tutorials ranginf from how the internet works to codeacademy which starts me straight off coding simple Python. This seems all well and good but the problem I have is that there is just so much free content knocking about I dont actually know what would be the best logical place to start. I think the general consensus from what I can work out is to start with javascript but im open to listen to any advice people have. …

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I think we can all agree (this will likely provoke disagreement) that a voting machine that records a vote electronically without a way to do a manual verification is a bad idea. How then should a proper voting machine work. My suggestion is to have a touch screen on which the voter makes his/her selections (invalid selections would not be allowed). The voter would 1. Make selections on screen 1. Print ballot 1. Compare ballot to screen Once the voter receives the printout he/she would then compare the printed ballot with the selections made on screen. At that point the …

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I've recently become addicted to the Walking Dead. I was sick in bed Two weeks ago and needed something on Netflix I could binge watch. Now, as we speak, I'm posting here on DaniWeb, trying to come up with some creative stuff to write about, while I watch and try to fall asleep. My reason for starting this thread is because, back in the day, DaniWeb's community grew out of all of the random stuff people posted. The kinda off topic stuff that got us to form a community and really get to know each other. I really think we …

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I take security and privacy issues seriously, but sometimes I despair when news stories such as that regarding Samsung TVs eavesdropping on private conversation explode across the media as happened last week. The reason for my despondency has less to do with the data privacy debate and more to do with the human stupidity one. That said, let's get the technical bit out of the way first. The privacy scare story kicked off after someone, eventually, noticed that privacy policy relating to Samsung smart TVs included the line: "Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other …

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These are things I'd like to see available now that should be possible given current technology as opposed to pie-in-the sky things like "I really want a teleporter". For example, I am getting very tired of watching TV shows where the (supposedly) background music is so loud that I can barely make out the dialog. In some cases the BG music is not even music; it is just a loud whining cacophany. The music/whining starts out quiet but gets louder and louder to build dramatic tension. This, I can only presume, is due to either the writers 1. are so …

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I am very curious about online digital wallets. I want to differentiate between semi-closed wallets and closed wallets? Also please explain the advantages and disadvantages of semi-closed wallets and closed wallets.

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Hi folks! :D Hey, can you remember those? [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/pc-hardware/monitors-displays-and-video-cards/threads/1"]1[/URL] [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/community-center/daniweb-community-feedback/threads/2"]2[/URL] [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/community-center/geeks-lounge/threads/3"]3[/URL] And many others... :) I was just playing around the forum and checking very old threads, when this forum was just starting. ;) I wasn't a member then, because I joined this forum in 2009. So can you remember THIS site?! :) [URL="http://www.TechTalkForums.com"]http://www.TechTalkForums.com[/URL]

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I've been listening to various debates on the potential impact of AI and the two sides seem to boil their arguments down to 1. AI is dangerous because it will mean the extinction of humanity as machines that can improve themselves will do it so rapidly as to quickly make the gulf between humans and AI like the gulf between ants and us. 2. AI is awesome because it will free us from menial jobs leaving us to be infinitely creative. Recently, [Bill Gates](http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/bill-gates-artificial-intellegence-doesnt-think-ai-taking-everyones-jobs-is-a-bad-thing-2018-1-1014021350) stated that it will be a net positive because we'll all have a lot more free …

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I have been otherwise occupied for the last 10 years or so - got a job with the IRS (boo, hiss) on a seasonal basis. Got back into making puddles of glass (casting) and bead-making. I started a project I call 'Ramdom act of art' where I walk up to random strangers (hence the name), state the project name and hand them a glass sculpture that I have made. I have been doing this for a few years now but I still have way more glass pieces than a person could consume in a lifetime. I have taken to hiding …

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some problem with your computer just sort of fixes itself, and you don't know what was actually wrong or what made the problem go away? Case in point. On my main XP box, I could not get a proper connection to one of the networked printers in my home. Every time I tried to connect to this specific printer hosted on another PC, it came up as a LanManager connection - which works like crap. I delete the printer, try to set it up as a local port (which other printers came us as all by themselves) and Windoze tells …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]19013[/ATTACH]I will start off by saying that I don’t like to think of myself as lazy, instead I prefer to think that I am much too busy to take the time to complete the more mundane chores around the house like vacuuming and so on. Ok, I’m lazy and vacuuming is boring. Much like any tech-geek, if I see a high-tech way to do something, I tend to gravitate towards that, and when I saw the Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum I knew I had to try it. The XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner is made by Neato Robotics of Silicon Valley. …

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Now will they? I have my doubts. Here in Belgium, we have one of the most dense road maps of the world. Traffics jams, road constructions, pits in the road etc. It's even hard for a human being like me to go from A to B. So how would a piece of machinery do better?

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Spotify is going public next week with an IPO. Who plans on investing?

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Well I just started eating dinner and thought this would be a neat topic. Everyone knows we love to eat while on the computer; two birds, one chair. I'll start it off: Deli Sandwiches, macaroni salad, potato salad and a Pepsi :)

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A cat has 9 lives -- what has more than 9 lives? Answer: Frogs because they croak every night. (Duck Dynasty)

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Cop shows that include a 5 minute foot chase. This is usually the result of the cops shouting out a suspect's name from half a block away instead of waiting until they are within arm's reach. Inevitably the suspect runs into the path of a car or truck and the chase ends up being pointless anyway. Cop shows where six cops burst in the front door of an apartment/house but neglect to post anyone at the fire escape/back door which is the only other exit. This leads to another pointless (and prolonged) foot chase. Shows where a victim is being …

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Hi.I'm using aldo screen capture tool and getting bad results.I thought I could take more than 15 captures at a time after I had seen their webpage.Unfortunately , I can press printscreen many times while the application is running but when I go back , i can see only one capture has been taken ? Why ? I tried to take in-game screenshots but even the only 1 that I took was bad,blurred.Any suggestions anyone ?

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I admit when I was younger and a lot less wiser, I trolled here...a lot...but I have grown up and would like to issue an official apology l for my mistakes in my youth. I even began suggesting DaniWeb as a source (Sometime ago I might add) for folks who have questions or other concerns that myself cannot answer. Thus, the title of this thread.

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Hello, I am running a social app called Fakenamez. You can download in App Store or check www.fakenamez.com. I am currently looking for a business partner who is good at coding. Your share will be 50/100. Please contact me if you are interested.

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Hello, this morning my desktop was completely different. I used Malware Bytes and it found PUP.Optional.ASK. I removed the two files, restarted the computer and it's still there. Any ideas on how to completely remove it?

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I have 3147 videos on youtube and seldom watch them. If they aren't on the first page or two. But that is going to change. Right now I'm going through all my youtube videos. Putting the URL along with the description into a plain text file. My app can randomly select a URL that I paste into my Browser. Once that is done. I'll randomly watch a video or 2 per day. I miss seeing some of my vids. This catalog will take me a couple more weeks to complete. It sure would be handy if YouTube could provide me …

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I already found 2 entities which are administrator and staff. but i'm lack of idea. would you guys help me out?

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People, I am sure you've heard of social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us. You can now upload your bookmarks on a third party site to host your bookmarks so you can have access to your bookmarks from any part of the world when you are away from your home computer. No need to rush back to your computer to find your bookmarks saved by your web browser. Now, that is an honest service. But look, how marketers and your competitions can take advantage of your traffic and visitors. No doubt, a lot of your visitors would bookmark your pages on their …

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Has anyone tried [Mastodon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(software)) yet? For those who don't know it's a federated, distributed and (currently) technology-orientated social network (well, rather a group of interoperable social networks) that's fully open source and ad-free. I've been impressed so far but as with every new network, whether it flies or not will depend on how many people join, contribute and keep the ball rolling.

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I have translated many numerical math programs from FORTRAN into C++ and JavaScript. The original FORTRAN source code listings are posted on the NETLIB site and have been in the public domain for 20, 30, years. The C++ and JavaScript translations that I write are hand-coded, line-by-line, and repeatedly tested and stepped through. The conversion tool f2c is *not* used. Sometimes I get emails from people asking if they can use my program, or the source code, or parts of it in their own work. I do not mind people using my code in their own work; I implicitly assume …

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I was just roaming the internet for some interesting reads and I came across [this very interesting paper](http://www.priv.gc.ca/information/research-recherche/2011/forcese_201107_e.asp) about how to define a legal framework for the "reasonable expectation of privacy" when it comes to our new cyber-existence. I thought I'd share it with you guys, and see what you think about agencies being able and allowed to collect and analyse huge amounts of data about any individual they like. The main point of the article is that the conventional wisdom that says that when you roam outside, in public places, you can't expect privacy (i.e., people (incl. authorities) could …

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What was your favourite April Fools' Day prank this year? Here's mine to kick things off. If only it were true... Google Japan got creative with a bubble wrap keyboard for typing and relieving stress at the same time. More [here](https://youtu.be/RkJZDvHMyTA)

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The End.