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by Glorious
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

JBI wrote:
"Solutioning" is just plain stupid; it isn't even a word to begin with.


I don't even know what to do with that one...

I mean, we have a word for that, it's called "Solving".

Wow.
by Glorious
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

I had every HMI in the maintenance area open BTW, in line with the thread, every one of those HMIs is running on Windows XP SP1. The vendor used to swap failed machines as part of the support contract. They stopped doing that 2-3 years ago because they are completely obsolete. I made the expediter ...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

I have programmed PLC's just not in a production environment. I found relatively simple. Only had 16 channels though. The one that TIS-100 really reminds me of wasn't a PLC(and certainly not ladder logic), but the Foxboro I/A Series DCS: A bunch of program blocks (which can only contain "progr...
by Glorious
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Out of curiosity, is that a newly-developed upgrade, or has it actually taken that long for the certifications and approvals to trickle through? I really don't know, it's a OE (Optical Emission) instrument, and just like the X-rays there is an contracted company that does maintenance etc... I know ...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Yeah, no choice. I have a Dionex IC system licensed by a USB dongle in WinXP. A second OI Analytical TOC analyzer runs Windows CE from an SD card and the app that processes the data via network runs only in WinXP. Longer ago, I had two chromelean cards that could be run in a single PC by stacking t...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Ah but that's the point. If you want to make your product available to ~50% of the North American mobile audience, you don't get a choice. You *have* to have a Mac. Yup. That was exactly what I was getting at (maybe unsuccessfully): I typically don't have any sort of choice in regards to platform, ...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

The Mac is literally a hardware dongle for iOS build support. I have Xcode installed because I need the CLI tools (which I don't directly use because Visual Studio scripts the build process), the iOS Simulator for iOS testing, and Application Loader to interface with iTunes Connect. Everything else...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

This gels with my experience. My "choice" was to either develop for iOS on a Mac or or not develop for iOS. Right. When you're in industrial automation you're likely already accustomed to having umpteen different environments. I'm sure there's some industrial concern somewhere that has a ...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

End User wrote:
Why are you a member of a tech site whose primary purpose is to push the latest tech news?


Why are you a member? You're just trolling with this ridiculous schtick.
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

GE's statement is clear - iOS and macOS available devices available to their global workforce. I'll post it again: "GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees." It doesn't mean anything...
by Glorious
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 105
Views: 2488

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Say goodbye to the Enterprise "GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote Mac as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees." Yeah, OK. See, I don't deal with Predix, but I do routinely deal with its direct competitors and you have abs...
by Glorious
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 3479

Re: Which cpu to get?

The majority of the reviewers out there are cherry-picking games that are known to use more than two-threads (Doom (2016), Witcher 3, GTA 5, Battlefield 4/1) Oh, those games? The best-selling, very popular ones? It is no shock that you see considerable returns, however they are the exceptions not t...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Well, excuse me. That's the info that I read when I looked at a story earlier today. It has since been updated with "-- This story has been updated to reflect that Equifax confirmed Richard Smith is scheduled to testify before Congress." Look, honestly, no hard feelings, but as I said, I ...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

As the CEO at the time is he still held legally responsible? If so, under what law? The SEC has been on this kick lately where they penalize Corporations & Executives, not for various and sundry misconduct directly, but rather for the failure to disclose the potential financial impact of that m...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Conveniently, this also disqualifies him from participating in any upcoming Congressional hearings. No, it does not. I honestly have no idea where you even got that idea. Congress can subpoena anyone it likes for virtually any reason it wants. "Grand inquest of the state" etc... I mean, l...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Changing partion size - Surface Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Changing partion size - Surface Pro

Serious question: why? I can't think of any reason that would be beneficial. MFT = master file table File table = lots of accesses lot of accesses = middle of disk is optimum for head movement (on average) (for spinning disks). EDIT: then again, I always thought the MFT was at the beginning of the ...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

To be clear, have you ever been in a place where the roads don't exist yet, to support your stuff and the only connectivity available to anyone is satellite, in which you have the wonderful choice of picking between ~100 ms of latency with sub-dialup bandwidth or DSL-bandwidth and ~600+ ms? When you...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

You are missing the point. There is no fracking free wifi on the Eurostar. I was on a generic phone connection @ 200+ km/h - the worst possible mobile connectivity connection yet remote VM performance was acceptable - from a server in Canada!!! If performance is that good in that situation it shoul...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: memory requirements for Macbook Pro for running fusion

You totally glazed over the fact I was on a high speed train half way across the world and remote performance was fine. Yeah, you were on a premier rail line in the world's financial capital. Why would JBI be warranted in assuming this was normal? I would not do it if it was not as good as local. I...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2045

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

bthylafh wrote:
I got it for him because he was unsatisfied with USB adapters.


Rightfully so, finding a decent USB one can F$#^@ing hard.
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget
Replies: 69
Views: 3057

Re: Keeping a Windows install (dual-boot) out of the way on a budget

I don't think I've seen the ephemeral ports on windows be quite that low, but I assume that's what you are referring to. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6335 EDIT: To be clear, you *ARE* *ONLY* using 80/443 as Ryu Connor explained, the range of ports you are referencing are just the corresponding sho...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Ideally, the enterprise you work for can afford a competent team that enforces source control and code reviews/audits of anything that gets added for merging to production. hahahahahahah *breathes* hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah *breathes* *sighs* *groans* *frowns* I work in industrial automation...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2798

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

That line about how you don't want to see how laws or sausage get made? It applies to software too. In spades. Closed vs. Open source doesn't make much difference either. That's for sure. There's a big imbroglio right now in bitcoinland because someone disclosed a theoretical implementation vulnera...
by Glorious
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: My first Notebook, how to care for it.
Replies: 65
Views: 3194

Re: My first Notebook, how to care for it.

I just checked and got ~105 on a 5400/2.5 HDD (ST5000LM000) over USB3. Disk is more than half full, so while I don't specifically know whether high/low LBA, I'm likely not getting best-in-show results... And that's just a random 5TB SFF/Bus-powered external drive I picked off a shelf (x2 and RAID1'd...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

It's EU regulation only, however it will impact US firm doing business in EU, too. That's still an open question from the previous effort when the territoriality went the other way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Corp._v._United_States We'll know more this upcoming October term, but I woul...
by Glorious
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Someone already made this point on the frontpage without the use of a link loaded with charged language and massive doses of unrelated acrimony.
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Decent Test Lab Server
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Decent Test Lab Server

oh, Intel product segmentation, what a rascal!
by Glorious
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 4559

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Internet has never been a secured network or environment. It has always been that way by design. It is just a matter of time and motivation for certain parties to find an exploit against lucrative targets. Better get used to these "leaks" until people start to realize that transmitting se...
by Glorious
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup
Replies: 38
Views: 2257

Re: high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

Hey, that's a decent chunk of hard drive space! On a modern Windows system, the pagefile could grow to something like 16GB, which isn't small change if your system drive is a tiny SSD. In all seriousness though, I haven't even looked at this on Windows in over a decade, but can't you set it to a ce...
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