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by derFunkenstein
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 87
Views: 5715

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Bad grammar and spelling is commonplace today so it's no surprise it slipped by you. :lol:
by derFunkenstein
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 87
Views: 5715

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

just brew it! wrote:
Welch wrote:
Wow, that is one steaming pile of crap! Devasting even :lol:

What fine publication was that from?

Not sure which post you're referring to here.

probably the one that used the word "devasting"
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

Look up in the address bar on the right hand side. It might not POP UP, but rather just show the icon. I'm not sure if that's a website setting or a Chrome decision that makes it pop up at you, but it should be there. oh, hey, good call. It didn't jump out at me like I thought I remembered it doing...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Thoughts on FiDef?
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Thoughts on FiDef?

What JBI said about vinyl. Session musicians made a good living "way back" in the 70's, 80's and 90's just popping in at the studio for a half-day's work on their designated parts. Many of these tracks were recorded with the instrument plugged directly into the panel, bypassing any amp/sp...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

just brew it! wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:
I CANT TELL HOW VEGA IS BECAUSE THAT SITE IS IN SOME WEIRD FRENCH

German. The ".de" TLD is Germany. And if you'd use a modern browser, there would be a "Translate" button for you to click.

There's not one for me in Chrome,which is weird.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3535
Views: 522129

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I'm in a conference call where someone got another call and put the conference call on hold. So we're listening to on-hold music and the guy saying "thanks for holding".
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 267
Views: 4972

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

It depends on the emphasis of the college and professors. Some colleges are focused on prepping people for MS and PhD work, and others are focused on teaching. The university I attended was very focused on low-level coding and high concepts, which I really liked, but the most useful thing I ever le...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

tanker27 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
That wasn't directed at you. :wink:



End User wrote:
I concur. That was not directed at you.


Sorry I felt it was since I was quoted. I apologize. :oops:

That's what you get for complaining about my complaining. :lol: (not really)
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I'll stick with my obsolete hardware, thanks.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

Verizon uses bands 1 through 5. The OP5t supports all of Verizon's bands. But I'm occasionally in an area where all that's available in CDMA, and there'd be no reception in those areas.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

My beef is I want to choose when it's authenticated and when it's not. I feel like the fingerprint authentication system was perfect. I feel like the second-gen touch sensor in the 6S Plus and my wife's 7 Plus (edit: and in my Pixel 2, for that matter) just can't be topped. I touch the sensor when I...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

sweatshopking wrote:
I think that would depend on the laptop.

Inspiron 13 7000 (7th gen i7-7500U). It's not an XPS13, and it cost less than an iPhone X, but I expect features to work (whether I want them or not :lol:).
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I can leave it disabled, sure...so then what did I spend $1000 on? So, there's this phone vendor called OnePlus... Not really the point, but until OnePlus makes a phone that works on Verizon they can go to hell. Preach. I'll be first (or maybe second) in line for the OnePlus6 if it has a CDMA radio.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I just like having control over when things happen. If that's the future of Apple, I got out at the right time. let's not pretend that because they released a white paper saying "it's completely insecure" that suddenly it's secure. just because they agree it's terrible doesn't mean it's no...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 267
Views: 4972

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

Probably a bigger concern is getting through multiple college programming classes (75% of the bachelor curriculum at least) without ever running into or reading about the FSTREAM class is probably an issue all of its own. I mean, seriously, how?! Redirecting stdout and stderr in the shell perhaps? ...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I can leave it disabled, sure...so then what did I spend $1000 on?
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

Yes, I know, you go to use Apple Pay and you're already looking at the phone. You go to log into an app that supports biometric logins and it automatically unlocks.

That means I have no control over when I'm authenticated.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

That’s the real Face ID revolution. Since you’re almost always looking at your iPhone while you’re using it, Face ID enables what I call “continuous authentication.” That statement right there is a crock. You mean to tell me that if you show your phone to someone else it'll lock? My guess is no, wh...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 267
Views: 4972

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

lol he's not your mom
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Fun cross-platform stuff from Microsoft Connect 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Fun cross-platform stuff from Microsoft Connect 2017

I get the feeling I'm one of a very few people around here working in Windows and Microsfot tech exclusively, and almost certainly I'm the only one who cares about what's coming for Xamarin, but some of this stuff is exciting. There's a ton of new tech to get one vendor's crap running on another ven...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Details on who redeemed Amazon GC code?
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Details on who redeemed Amazon GC code?

If so, just about everyone who does gift cards has "not liable for cards that are lost or stolen" somewhere in the fine print. They'll also give you a small gift receipt so the person who receives it could get it replaced in the event that it's lost. If it's been redeemed, I think you're ...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 106
Views: 2464

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

This is a 42.5" monitor from LG. Does 4K and freesync http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-43UD79-B-4k-uhd-led-monitor It should feel like four full HD 21inch screens when split 4 ways. Maybe you should consider it OP? I'll take it, if someone else buys it. It looks like a super option. I'm going ...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 267
Views: 4972

Re: GCC errors with compiling C code.

You do have to finish something at some point. This is not about software development but it makes a two great points: You have to deliver (finish) something in order to evaluate it. Each "product" should be better than the last - don't plateau. Roughly five years ago I started looking at ...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

I dunno. I don't think you can find a company that doesn't hire the occasional moron. Like the Apple support rep that told me that since I'd had an iPhone at some point in my life, all of my iPhone-toting friends would forever send me iMessages. I actually considered having Verizon (another company ...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

For those without VZW or Apple close enough? In college I lived in a "town" of about 100K during the school year, and they only had one real VZW store. I can imagine a lot of places without a Verizon or Apple nearby. My point is not that everyone should use Verizon (or their carrier). My ...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 87
Views: 5715

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?

Thread necro! Related to the fires which swept through here recently: This crucial philanthropy aims to address urgent needs in the North Bay as a result of the devasting fires, such as temporary housing, fod, education and healthcare services, as well as rebuilding effots. This made my brain hurt....
by derFunkenstein
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 4074

Re: Form factor trends

The Define R5 has 5.25" bays. Not sure why Airmantharp said otherwise. There's a door, you open the door, and there are bays. The cage is removable, maybe that's what he means. Pics: http://techreport.com/review/27719/fractal-design-define-r5-case-reviewed The Define S has no front bays, if tha...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

To those that do not have an Apple Store or a Apple Authorized Service Provider within a reasonable distance, I think Apple defines this as 25 Miles but am not sure, With AppleCare and AppleCare+ THEY DO CROSS SHIP : straight from their FAQ: Express Replacement Service for Apple Watch, iPad, and iP...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??
Replies: 26
Views: 3353

Re: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??

The XFA forms are a giant PITA. My Linux solution is to run a recent version of Acrobat via Wine which works fine for my uses. Regular PDF forms that aren't using the proprietary XFA crap do work pretty well using standard open-source programs like Okular, however. The powers that be had decided th...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: The iPhone got forked!
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: The iPhone got forked!

Who buys an iPhone without AppleCare? Within the first year Apple basically covers all but the most heinous damages. Me. There are zero Apple stores within 150 miles of me. The nearest one is the Galleria in St. Louis. Second closest is in Chicago somewhere, probably Michigan Avenue. I live in the ...