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Which is better, hedge or bush?
« on: 12/01/2009 09:00:29 »
This is what fallen hedge fund billionaire J Ezra Merkin could well be asking himself. According to today's Guardian he faces lawsuits to the tune of 66m for squandering investors' money in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Whatever happened to nominative determinism? Perhaps Merkin should have shunned hedges and stuck with bushes. [:I]


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2009 09:57:01 »
Will Mr Merkin be up before Judge Judge ? (sic).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2009 10:19:31 »
RD: How do you do that thing where you have a link highlighted but it's not the actual name of the website? Like how you have 'Judge Judge' instead of the actualy website name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Igor_Judge
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/01/2009 13:21:41 »
Very good question MIL!!

I have often  wondered  that myself !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/01/2009 14:28:40 »
I'll use round brackets instead of square.

(url=whatever.com)PUT YOUR TEXT HERE(/url)

If you use the Quote facility on a reply that has that type of link then you can see it quite clearly.

Now why didn't I think of that!
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« Reply #5 on: 12/01/2009 19:51:50 »
I was attempting to riff from Blakestyger's reference to nominative determinism:
people having surnames which match their job, e.g. Dr Brain the neurologist.
 
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« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2009 02:11:50 »
Let me try:
Who likes cricket
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« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2009 02:16:02 »
Okay, thank you ;), now I know! :) :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/01/2009 02:22:05 »
How do you get that image onto the screen? Before you deleted your post? :)
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« Reply #9 on: 13/01/2009 02:34:44 »
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                It's a jpeg of a "screen grab" attached to the post.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/01/2009 03:19:12 »
Where is it? ??? I can't find it ???
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/01/2009 04:01:39 »
You need something like "Snipping tool" or some other image capture programme which allows "frame grab" :
to copy what is on the screen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshots
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« Reply #12 on: 13/01/2009 04:06:10 »
Like this:
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/01/2009 04:07:04 »
Hey, alright, I've got it. Thank you! Any other cool tricks you know?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 13/01/2009 04:08:40 »
You'll have to scale the width of the image to 900 (or less) so it doesn't run off the screen.

If you don't have an image manipulation programme there's a free one called GIMP (it's a photoshop-type programme)

GIMP allows the creation of animation : here's one I made earlier ...




there goes my chance of a knighthood  :)
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« Reply #15 on: 13/01/2009 04:19:13 »
Why does it go fuzzy when I resize it?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/01/2009 04:20:17 »
GIMP allows the creation of animation
Hmm...very cool trick indeed!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 13/01/2009 04:39:14 »
I meant scale the image width to 900 pixels, not resize the jpeg file.
Your resized (down sized) fuzzy image still runs off the screen: it is over 900 pixels wide.

BTW a jpeg of that size will have to be at least 30Kb to be readable (not fuzzy).

A programme like GIMP or similar photoshop-type programme will allow you to scale an image: change its dimensions in pixels, and change the size of the file it occupies: i.e. change the amount of memory it occupies, i.e. alter the amount of compression.

Your image is fuzzy because it is too compressed.
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