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by Glorious
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2539
Views: 86526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

:lol:
by Glorious
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2539
Views: 86526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I saw a presentation about OpenVMS today that had multiple slides about "blockchain"

I was very sad.

(luckily, it was all BS marketing: there was nothing really blockchain about this "blockchain")
by Glorious
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2539
Views: 86526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

More recently than that, even. Back when I was folding on my personal systems I know people here were installing it on work machines where they were the IT admin. I think they got approval first, but I know it happened. Back in the folding days, I remember a story about a guy who convinced his empl...
by Glorious
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 79
Views: 3202

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

JBI wrote:
It also does absolutely nothing towards achieving his goal of developing games


Oh no. no. nooooo.

whm1974 that is a crap industry. Don't aim for that sort of job.
by Glorious
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 319
Views: 13771

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Does make me curious how long it will take the lightning network to take over for BTC transactions. The answer has been "six months" for roughly three years now. (here's an example from someone prominent over two years ago now: https://twitter.com/starkness/status/676599570898419712) So, ...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 319
Views: 13771

Re: So who here is actually mining?

NeonSun wrote:
I've decided that I'm going to fund any computer /software upgrades with only what I mine. I've already bought some games on Steam by converting Ethereum to Bitcoin.


...and then to dollars (good luck!) because Steam doesn't take BTC anymore.
by Glorious
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 208
Views: 9191

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Javascript should be default deny surfing the web, if the computer you're using has anything of real value on it. Only whitelist domains you need to accomplish a purpose. Decide how much you really give a damn about websites that still don't work when you enable their root and cdn domains. The brow...
by Glorious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

It also bears remembering that I am saying all this while being firmly in the Waco/JBI wing of linux users: like Waco, I solely use desktop windows for gaming and incidental media consumption. Linux is what I prefer "as a computer" and thus what I use daily as a desktop, heck, when I am ga...
by Glorious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to turn off windows 10 os update?
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: How to turn off windows 10 os update?

No, not really. I mean if you use edge you have a point (...ugh) but firefox and chrome exploits generally don't care about the rest of the OS. Controlling javascript and self-controlling attachment/link/download habits are 99% of internet defense for people not running services on external ports. ...
by Glorious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

I'll pay for control of my OS, or I'll take a free copy and be manipulated and usage-tracked for Microsoft's profit. They can't (shouldn't) have it both ways! Again, this is simply unrealistic. Most of that telemetry is clearly stuff that their internal developers would be interested in, not advert...
by Glorious
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to turn off windows 10 os update?
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: How to turn off windows 10 os update?

Captain Ned wrote:
instructions on disabling the page file.


Captain I'm getting them shakes agains!1111
by Glorious
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

*After dinner I walked in on her talking to Microsoft "again" asked them for their information to confirm that she was previously talking to Microsoft, but what they were saying (and even how they were saying it) certainly didn't sound like scammers. The person did not have an accent, the...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

-then the polite and proper way to deal with it is: Congenially ask for a clarification, How about you don't spread ridiculous calumny if you aren't entirely sure of the story. Especially when it's *YOUR STORY* There's enough insane garbage on the internet already, why add to it? EDIT: to be clear,...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

While Glorious indeed can be a little acerbic (OK, a LOT acerbic...) And I've never claimed otherwise! :lol: Seriously I do try to work on it, but certain things attract my instant and unmitigated ire. LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Glad to see you stomping around again, and I don't want to detract from your c...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

-why do you constantly act like an acerbic little troll? No, I'm not trolling. I'm calling you out based on your confusion or misinformation or simply lies. Trolling is when you libel a company based on a disjointed recollection that you constantly keep modifying into something less and less sinist...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

-in this case it started with her calling India about an apparently captive cursor while browsing (..crappy little piece of javascript). In this case it was Microsoft at the end, with an affirmed call back to their number. The employee on Microsoft's end was very clear about NOT contacting us befor...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

..You are probably right, it was likely that she called them (..my bad). I *do* remember the call though (..on speaker phone - walking in on it) and something very close to the phrase I posted, and it was Microsoft's "help desk". No, he isn't "probably right", SSK IS right. Peri...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6435

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

derFunk wrote:
Humans and Resources? The tax prepareer?


Hahahahah

I didn't realize I did that, and I have no idea why I did.

wow.
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Yeah, and to add another dimension to that, facebook exists solely as a vehicle to sell *YOU* as the product. Most (admittedly probably not all) Win10 telemetry is about improving Windows FOR you. Unlike almost all data collectors out there, Microsoft has a very valid interest in at least some of th...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6435

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Ahh, I did not realize this was a legal requirement. They actually did provide me with a detached keyboard (which I barely used, since I prefer my trusty ol' RK-9000). It's one of those regulatory things where if they don't provide you with a suitably ergonomic working space you can can complain to...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 4709

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

What get's me though is the incredible complacency of the majority, and that's what Microsoft counts on. What gets me is the incredible smug self-regard by the likes of you, in which you don't even pretend that your agenda here involves privacy & consent. No, what "gets you" isn't the...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6435

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

I agree. My MBPro sits in a Rain Designs mStand all day long (unless I'm taking it to a meeting), connected to two other monitors. I use a full wired keyboard and the Magic Trackpad, which is IMHO fantastic. It supports all the gestures of the built-in trackpad, but sits beside my keyboard. I vastl...
by Glorious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates
Replies: 117
Views: 6435

Re: iPhone slowdowns with subsequent iOS updates

Who the heck uses an external keyboard with a MBP? People who don't want carpal tunnel and neck sprain? I also like my keyboard to be centered in front of the display I'm using, and when I'm at my desk the MBP is jacked into a large 4K display; so the MBP display, keyboard, and trackpad are off to ...
by Glorious
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 1885

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

He's better than many devs with 4 (or more!) year degrees, but the lack of academic credentials came really close to sinking his chances. The best programmer I've ever known *might* have an associate degree. In any event, his resume doesn't list it. He just started doing it in high school and was s...
by Glorious
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 1885

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

Yeah, I should've clarified. A modern dialect of C, not K&R C. Eh, I was commending you for saying it as you did. You qualified it, whereas I run into people who think it is a universal truth and will not accept any empirical result to the contrary. Grrrr..... oh man and don't even get me start...
by Glorious
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 1885

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

C is essentially a subset of C++. Most of the procedural stuff, but lacks classes/templates, iterators, etc. You can generally write C code, feed it to a C++ compiler, and have it compile; but you can't do the reverse. It's good to clarify with "generally" because I've had the unfortunate...
by Glorious
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2539
Views: 86526

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I ordered a chair from Amazon (a waiting-room style with a rail base) that never shipped. I got a tracking number but UPS only said they were waiting on the package. After about two weeks I could cancel it, got a refund. No chair, though, so I didn't hit the jackpot like jbi did. "You ordered ...
by Glorious
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RISC-V single board computer is available.
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: RISC-V single board computer is available.

whm1974 wrote:
I'm aware that anything I would get wouldn't be completely unencumbered. But I really do want a RISC-V CPU.


ya bah why tho
by Glorious
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Falcon Heavy Launch
Replies: 62
Views: 1856

Re: Falcon Heavy Launch

Yes I'm guessing the lack of public information about the center core doesn't bode well. I was watching it live, and right after the side boosters successfully landed they cut to the drone boat. There were a few seconds of empty landing pad, then immediately the screen filled with gray smoke. In li...
by Glorious
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 289
Views: 12045

Re: Video card prices

rrrhal wrote:
I saw an article that said retailers noticing a distinct uptick in people returning Vega RX 56's


I imagine that's going to be a trend, if it isn't already.