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by way2strong
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 5437

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

Was the James Damore situation too long ago? We know how these things go, it's pretty obvious what this will be used for (if it is used).

What was inadequate with the original Code of 'Conflict'?
by way2strong
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 5437

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

If that were all that happened it would be good news.

The Linux kernel adopting a political document as a code of conduct is nothing but bad news.
by way2strong
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: iPhone Pool Test scanner app?
Replies: 3
Views: 6469

Re: iPhone Pool Test scanner app?

I can't be much help, but you might want to look into OpenCV.
by way2strong
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?
Replies: 157
Views: 17245

Re: Is Linux getting easier to use then Windows?

The notion that the average computer user is completely baffled by the command line but is capable of troubleshooting problems on Windows strikes me as ridiculous. Most people have one or two people they know that are good with computers and call them whenever they have any problems (or they take th...
by way2strong
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux opening cans of worms questions...
Replies: 60
Views: 6089

Re: Linux opening cans of worms questions...

You guys are being a bit harsh. I can't speak to Vi, but Vim is certainly not legacy tech; it runs circles around Nano or Notepad style text editors. Neovim is also a welcome enhancement.
by way2strong
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How can a garbage flash drive do this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: How can a garbage flash drive do this?

Sounds like the transparent hugepage issue that was first uncovered four years ago. I'm not sure if the issue was ever solved; I assume with Arch you are running a pretty recent kernel. Either way the symptoms seem similar.
by way2strong
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Homebrew Router
Replies: 27
Views: 4561

Re: Homebrew Router

Building your own truly fast router isn't that hard to get the hang of. And if you're clamoring for a roadmap, in fact, we'll outline the process all the way from "here is a regular computer" to "here is a router, and here's how you configure it" soon. Sounds like there are more...
by way2strong
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to scan folders for non 1080p videos?
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

Re: How to scan folders for non 1080p videos?

If you're running *nix and have mediainfo installed, this should take care of it for you: find . -regex '.*\.\(mkv\|mp4\|mpg\|mov\|avi\)$' -exec mediainfo {} \+ | awk '/Complete name/ { $1=$2=$3="" ; mediafile=$0 } /Width/ { if ($3 > 10 ) printf("%s: %s pixels wide\n", mediafile,...
by way2strong
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Finally found it: the all in one HTPC solution
Replies: 48
Views: 12675

Re: Finally found it: the all in one HTPC solution

The Kodi wiki has a pretty good how-to guide for installing on the FireTV. I bought my sister one in 2014 and installed Kodi without any problems, although I already had the adb utility on my desktop, which made it easier. I hadn't heard about Firestarter until now, it seems like it cleans up some o...
by way2strong
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: ecc memory check..
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: ecc memory check..

Bash can't find gcc, so it's either not in your $PATH or not installed. Try
sudo dnf install gcc

and try again.

As for the efficacy of the test I am clueless.
by way2strong
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 hard locks randomly
Replies: 59
Views: 7298

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 hard locks randomly

No need to reinstall the OS, in my experience it's pretty simple to install and use a different desktop environment in Ubuntu.
by way2strong
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 hard locks randomly
Replies: 59
Views: 7298

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 hard locks randomly

Are you using the proprietary Nvidia drivers when you're running on the metal? Those are one of the two things that have ever caused my rig to lock up under Linux. Don't think that would be causing your problem in the VM though.

Do the sysrq keys work when it locks?
by way2strong
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: anyone know much about alarm system hardware?
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: anyone know much about alarm system hardware?

BlackDove wrote:
Should i be concerned that they wont actually detect smoke?


I'm no expert, but I'd say if you're counting on them to save your life, you should probably grab some matches and test them out.
by way2strong
Fri May 29, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: RPi 2 with OSMC (Kodi) File Name Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 4113

Re: RPi 2 with OSMC (Kodi) File Name Issues

Welch wrote:
I wonder if TMD is down or something, or part of the plugin is just not working properly?


You may be right, using debug logging in Kodi I got the URL it's using for the query and wget is receiving a 404 error for that URL. What version of Kodi is OSMC based off?
by way2strong
Fri May 29, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: RPi 2 with OSMC (Kodi) File Name Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 4113

Re: RPi 2 with OSMC (Kodi) File Name Issues

When you say you've tried manually checking titles do you mean you selected 'Movie information' from the context menu and entered the name of the movie? That generally works for me when the automatic scraping fails. Having said that, the scraper doesn't seem to be working at all for me at the moment...
by way2strong
Tue May 12, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Bash: For loop filename rename from Chapter_#.foo to *0#.foo
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Re: Bash: For loop filename rename from Chapter_#.foo to *0#

Your scenario is the first example in the rename (1) man page. Given the files foo1, ..., foo9, foo10, ..., foo278, the commands rename foo foo0 foo? rename foo foo0 foo?? will turn them into foo001, ..., foo009, foo010, ..., foo278. This should do what you want: rename _ _0 Chapter_?.foo Admittedly...
by way2strong
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GRIPE!Why no EA or popular sports games on the PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Re: GRIPE!Why no EA or popular sports games on the PC

Adding to what HorseIicious said about FIFA, I just want to point out that EA consistently cripples the PC port of FIFA. FIFA 14 on the PS4 and Xbox One debuted a new engine, while the PC and previous gen versions used the old engine (well a FIFA debut, I believe it now uses the same engine as Madde...
by way2strong
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WTF............gamestop collects fingerprints
Replies: 30
Views: 4916

Re: WTF............gamestop collects fingerprints

Hilarious video. The annoying retard really deserved that, whether it was "legal" or not. I'm assuming you don't know that hundreds of people have died as a result of being tasered. 'They were being annoying' is not a legitimate justification for tasering someone. Also, allowing law enfor...
by way2strong
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Playing with sockets
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: Playing with sockets

This is out of my depth so don't expect much more from me, but this will print the message every time a connection is made.

ncat -lU ./test.socket -c "echo Hello World." -k
by way2strong
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Partition table problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: Partition table problem?

I doubt he cares that deeply about the data on the disk if it's just been sitting in his tower for two years. I would give GPT fdisk (http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptfdisk/) a try, I had some issues with my 3TB drive a few months ago and was able to solve them using it.
by way2strong
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Simple text editor with "columns"
Replies: 14
Views: 2718

Re: Simple text editor with "columns"

Do you want to see the columns as you're typing or are you more concerned with the finished output? If you just need the ouput in columns Latex would fit your needs pretty well, with the benefit that you could keep using notepad. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage[margin=1.0in...
by way2strong
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: File Depository?
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: File Depository?

dashbarron wrote:
Unfortunately, I don't have a webhost to use or I would have just given restricted FTP access. Any suggestions?


It seems to me this means he can't roll his own solution like an ssh server, but needs a web service.
by way2strong
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: n00b help required: Video capture from HDMI input
Replies: 35
Views: 7726

Re: n00b help required: Video capture from HDMI input

jihadjoe wrote:
that link: "sknet-web.co.jp"...
i read as
skynet-web.co.jp

and thought that the japanese had built skynet already.

Same here. I've been worried about the japanese ever since I saw http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/
by way2strong
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Editing GRUB on Ubuntu
Replies: 6
Views: 3407

Re: Editing GRUB on Ubuntu

When you got into the Grub menu was there a recovery mode option? If so I'd try following the instructions here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode to drop into a root shell, and then edit the file.
by way2strong
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Interesting Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 3196

Re: Interesting Keyboard

Does this remind anyone else of the Futurama episode with the 1-X robot?
http://theinfosphere.org/Obsoletely_Fabulous
by way2strong
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: super street fighter 4 locale mp???
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Re: super street fighter 4 locale mp???

I can't speak directly about SSF4 but the original Street Fighter 4 allowed two players on the same PC without using the online features. Edit: This screenshot also suggests two-player functionality. http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/45760/ss_7f67c0ac3b3c9c4fddd7030b42355f6841c32cf6.1920x1080.j...
by way2strong
Wed May 11, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: On-Screen Video Capture/Recorder
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: On-Screen Video Capture/Recorder

I believe the OP was looking for a video capturing program, right? After a glance at the snagit site it looks like it's just a screenshot program.

But I can't be of any help, I get the impression you're looking for a windows program and I can't remember the names of the ones I tried a few years ago.
by way2strong
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: genuine cpu?
Replies: 6
Views: 3850

Re: genuine cpu?

Hahaha, you have to be **** kidding me.
by way2strong
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Pele Returns!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Pele Returns!!

Lucky shot my ass, I never saw Pele play and out of respect wouldn't say Rooney compares, but that shot was pure class.
by way2strong
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Sprained hand
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Sprained hand

I fractured my forearm playing basketball last week so I feel your pain (although not as much the last couple days). How did you hurt it?
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