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#1451 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:01 PM

The 29 was a helluva plane, but it's just not the venerable old 17. Have you ever seen the Nova episode on PBS where they try to restore and fly a 29 off some glacier in Greenland? That was an AWESOME show! A MUST watch!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/b29-frozen.html

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

Sure did, Eric.  What a disappointment to have gone all that far just to have it burn....I believe it was due to the gas genset?  Have you seen Zeno's Warbirds Video Drive-in on the internet??

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

I wasn't familiar with Zeno's site, but I'm there right now watching the Memphis Belle vid. Thanks, Neil! smile.gif

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Is this his site: http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/ ?

I can't watch them sadly but looks very interesting!
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

That's it. smile.gif

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

Thanks! happy62.gif
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

Take an old smpk4083 4gb mp3 player which only holds a 45min charge.
Install PCLinuxOS LXDE 2012.
Install Compiz.
Attach it to an old Compaq CQ62 which only holds a 60min charge and has a damaged hard drive from being dropped.
And you have:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

alphaomega that is pretty darn neat  thumbsup.gif
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

QUOTE (alphaomega @ Mar 28 2012, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Take an old smpk4083 4gb mp3 player which only holds a 45min charge.
Install PCLinuxOS LXDE 2012.
Install Compiz.
Attach it to an old Compaq CQ62 which only holds a 60min charge and has a damaged hard drive from being dropped.
And you have:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Ah! The good old north wind. Yesterday we were in shorts and t-shirts and today we had to put the winter coat back on!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

I'm still in shorts and t-shirts. Won't have to drag out the winter gear till about the end of November, maybe. ;)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

View Postalphaomega, on 04 May 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

For the dark forums background I am using the Stylish plugin
in Firefox with the Midnight Surfing - Global Dark Style.
It make every page I visit in Firefox dark.

Cheers

Thanks!  I do not use Firefox so I will have to search for an alternative.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

I found one that works on Chrome: http://www.chromeext...ing/darkchrome/

It also allows you to turn on and off via a button or enable globally.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 04 May 2012 - 01:42 PM, said:

I found one that works on Chrome: http://www.chromeext...ing/darkchrome/

It also allows you to turn on and off via a button or enable globally.

Nice. :thumbsup:
I'm really not a big fan of dark themes...but they are so much easier on the eyes in a dark room.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

View Postalphaomega, on 04 May 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:


Nice. :thumbsup:
I'm really not a big fan of dark themes...but they are so much easier on the eyes in a dark room.

Well as you can see by a screenshot of one of my screens, I like my darkness:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

Sure do! :w00t:
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 04 May 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

Well as you can see by a screenshot of one of my screens, I like my darkness:

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That is nice. A little more consistent in color than mine.
I see that you are using "Gabriel".
In which DE or WM are you in?

I would really like to find a theme in dark gray.
The one I'm currently using appears a little too brown to my bad eyes.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:13 AM

View Postalphaomega, on 04 May 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

That is nice. A little more consistent in color than mine.
I see that you are using "Gabriel".
In which DE or WM are you in?

I would really like to find a theme in dark gray.
The one I'm currently using appears a little too brown to my bad eyes.

I am using that gtk theme on Xmonad but it should look the same on any environment you choose.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

OK, as Eric suggested, the image discussion has been split off to Tips and Tricks: Image resizing in Posts - IPB Forum Style.

There was some intermixed dark theme and image resizing in the same post that got moved in the process. If you want any of that text in your posts here, copy and add to a existing posting of yours in this topic.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. It was just hard to actually split them off and maintain some continuity in both threads.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:56 PM

If this were my personal board, I wouldn't care much. However, on a tech support type board like this one, it's really confusing to the readers to see shredded off-topic threads when they're searching for solutions to their issues. Granted, they wouldn't be searching too much on this thread for solutions, but...

Oh, and never let it be said that I'm just being a jack-booted thug staffer... I am OFTEN guilty of steering threads into the ditch around here. :(

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

As I posted in the Tips and Tricks topic:

it was a great idea Eric! I was thinking of how to do it myself. It was just so intermixed. :hysterical:

It really did need doing. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

Would the people using a dark theme care to post screenshots
and give some details on how they accomplished it?

I am wanting to switch over to using a dark theme (as I'm usually in a dim lit room)
and was just looking for some ideas.

Here are some screenshots of what my system looks like now using a dark theme.

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KDE system colors are set to: Obsidian Coast
KDE desktop theme is set to: Androbit
Using Stylish plugin in Firefox with the Midnight Surfing - Global Dark Style
Colors in Thunderbird message window are set in Thunderbirds' settings.

Cheers
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:44 PM

I like the way the Scot's website has a black background.  I have black borders but could not figure out how to get the background black.

Here is mine on my laptop.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

Nice dark themes :yes:
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:28 AM

View Postichase, on 05 May 2012 - 05:44 PM, said:

I like the way the Scot's website has a black background.  I have black borders but could not figure out how to get the background black.

That is a browser extension/plugin. I use the chrome extension DarkChrome which gives you a button to turn on/off darkmode: http://forums.scotsn...450#entry349450

Alphaomega uses a Stylist plugin on Firefox with the Midnight Surfing Global Dark Style: http://forums.scotsn...450#entry349448

Excellent screenshots guys, they look very Geeky!!! :thumbup: B)
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