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Calc.org Redesigns Website
Posted by Michael on 5 November 2006, 03:37 GMT

It has come to our attention that calc.org has redesigned their website. With the new design and content, calc.org now has greatly increased their relevance to the calculator community today. We applaud calc.org on this great, sensible redesign that has been expected for quite some time. Calc.org has been dormant for far too long!

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Re: Calc.org Redesigns Website
anykey  Account Info
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Does this mean we'll get a new poll soon? The current one sucks, and it hasn't been changed in months!
Who knew there was a community that modified super soakers...

Reply to this comment    5 November 2006, 05:36 GMT

Re: Calc.org Redesigns Website
DarkSideProgramming  Account Info

I noticed this a few days ago... I remember when calc.org was decent...

Reply to this comment    5 November 2006, 05:57 GMT

Re: Calc.org Redesigns Website
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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PWNT

Reply to this comment    5 November 2006, 14:56 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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well at least there's still webarchive

Reply to this comment    5 November 2006, 14:57 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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I think ben trettel need to make the calc.org domain redirect to the link below my name (not the one in the two posts above, this one I mean)

Reply to this comment    5 November 2006, 15:15 GMT


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elfprince13 Account Info
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I remember that site, it was still available like a year and a half ago, but I still think that whoever designed it was obviouslyt a programmer, not an artist, the color scheme burns my eyes. the programs and the contents look great though

Reply to this comment    6 November 2006, 00:36 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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at least its better than this: http://s14.invisionfree.com/missiletest

Reply to this comment    6 November 2006, 03:03 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Besides the horrible animated background, I swear that it unmaximized my browser window and made it shake for a couple seconds first. I'm not hallucinating or anything...

Reply to this comment    7 November 2006, 13:59 GMT

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Snave2000  Account Info

function quakeMe(){
if (parent.moveBy){
for (i=50; i>0; i--) {
parent.moveBy(0,i);
parent.moveBy(i,0);
parent.moveBy(0,-i);
parent.moveBy(-i,0);
}
}
}
quakeMe();

Well, you're definitely right about the shaking of the browser window. A horrible misuse of javascript in my opinion... And that background animation... <goes to stare for hours at a blank wall in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the animation>

Reply to this comment    7 November 2006, 15:03 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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oh yeah i was using opera so i didnt see that happens, since that javascript is IE/firefox only it seems ^.^

Reply to this comment    7 November 2006, 15:22 GMT


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Chris Williams  Account Info
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That's why I disallowed scripts from moving/resizing/raising/lowering windows.

I also disallow scripts from hiding the status bar, changing the status bar text (kind of a security issue with that), or disabling/replacing context menus (this stops a lot of those stupid "disable right-click to prevent you from copying our precious images" types of scripts on some pages).

These options are all in the standard Mozilla (and FireFox) preferences dialog box. You can disable more stuff in about:config. Search for dom.disable_ in the filter text box.

Reply to this comment    7 November 2006, 16:29 GMT


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Matt M Account Info

easy way to get arount the right-click thing:

1. save-as page
2. open in notepad
3. search and delete "mouse"
4. when you find java that mentions mouse and right-click, delete it from tag to tag
5. save changes
6. right click (it will either work or work and produce a random message)

Reply to this comment    10 November 2006, 00:03 GMT


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Chris Williams  Account Info
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I still think two steps is easier than your six steps:

1. Use Mozilla/Firefox
2. Disable Javascript from doing some stuff you don't like.

Besides, what if the code lies somewhere in an included JavaScript file? You'll need to search in every file until you find the right code to delete (and it's still possible to miss some that way).

It's better to have software that follows your (as the owner of the computer) wishes and not someone else's wishes. (This goes even as far as DRM, which also involves software that obeys someone else and not you, but I won't go into DRM any more in this discussion).

Reply to this comment    10 November 2006, 04:22 GMT


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Matt M Account Info

dunno, don't care...I've never had a problem with it yet, just edit the one file and it has to call the script from somewhere...

By DRM are you refering to the Windows Media files that have licences to prevent copying? if so, I know a lot of library audiobook downloads use them and I really don't mind. they play on my mp3 player fine so that's all that matters.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2006, 03:33 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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>dunno, don't care

You like saying that, don't you? ;-)

The problem with DRM is that it can be misused (like making it so that you can't even make an extra copy of the CD you legally bought to keep in your car, for example), and takes away some control from the user.

Reply to this comment    12 November 2006, 16:02 GMT

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Chris Williams  Account Info
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Go to my Web Page link for an initiative to eliminate DRM. It's hosted by the Free Software Foundation, no less.

One of the recent blog entries there reports on a Billboard article, which was picked up by Reuters. The article is titled "Digital rights in question as business model". Finally! More people are getting it that DRM is bad for consumers and for the industry (because consumers don't want DRM, so they won't buy restricted junk).

Reply to this comment    12 November 2006, 18:27 GMT

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Chris Williams  Account Info

Correction: it's a "campaign", not an "initiative" (not that it makes a difference). :)

Reply to this comment    12 November 2006, 18:48 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Been there already, great site.

Reply to this comment    13 November 2006, 22:25 GMT


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Matt M Account Info

yea, i do use it a lot; dunno, don't care :P

as for DRM, I havn't had any trouble yet, I (rarely) copy cd's and then it's only to put stuff on my mp3 player (sandisk) but I havn't had trouble. As for copying cds, I tried a few to a cd-rw with no problem, just lots of copyright warnings...I could even play it on my dvd player...

Reply to this comment    12 November 2006, 22:30 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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i was sad to see badja/tcpa and all those site go when calc.org died, i used to visit the first one often

Reply to this comment    6 November 2006, 03:05 GMT


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Rezek Account Info
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"the color scheme burns my eyes"

* clicks webpage link under your name *

Reply to this comment    6 November 2006, 18:06 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Ouch!

Reply to this comment    6 November 2006, 19:55 GMT


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Matt M Account Info

omg, yea

Reply to this comment    10 November 2006, 00:04 GMT

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