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by Redocbew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Foxit is the other one I know of as well. That's usually my go-to when dealing with PDFs in Windows. Not sure why I didn't think of it this time.
by Redocbew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Is there any software more famously obnoxious and bloated than Acrobat Reader? Probably, but it's got to be pretty high up on the list.

Le sigh...
by Redocbew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

With a name like Belching Beaver it's got to be awesome.
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Inspired by Jeff's twitter: This download also allows you to purchase the Save The World co-op PvE campaign during Early Access season. The Storm came without warning and 98% of the world's population vanished. You and up to 3 players lead the world's remaining Heroes in a battle to save the world. ...
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

derFunkenstein wrote:
My official excuse is that I was browsing on my phone last night in the hotel room while I was waiting on an npm install for an Angular 5 walkthrough lab I picked up at the conference.


Obligatory xkcd:

https://xkcd.com/303/
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

I did that for a while. I would search at Newegg and then buy at Amazon, but these days I'm not buying hardware as frequently as I used to, and I usually have a pretty good idea what I want before I go looking.
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Yeah I haven't bought anything from Newegg in maybe 15 years. It seems like they've circling the drain for a while now. Breaches using some form of XSS are unfortunately pretty common though.
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The last time I was in SF was about a month ago. I happened to be in the tenderloin. I don't remember it smelling like a sewer, but it did smell like pot.
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

That was kind of the whole point, wasn't it? A kinder, gentler kernel is nice and all, but I have a hard time believing this ever would have happened if it was all politics and nobody thought it would have any impact on the software. A meritocracy doesn't work without people, and there's already bee...
by Redocbew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Earlier today it did not, but it does now. :P
by Redocbew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That feeling when you've written an encryption function and for the first time watched it turn something into an unrecognizable pile of garbage. In case anyone is wondering, it's pretty badass.
by Redocbew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

Strictly speaking there's always been a code of conduct conflict for the kernel it's just that nobody really gave a **** about it. That being said, I'm not sure what other approach there could be that might actually work. I've never contributed to the kernel; it's currently way outside my wheelhouse...
by Redocbew
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

Driver borkage was my best guess also. Since it looks like RDP is disabled by default in Win10 I doubt I could connect to it. If I get curious I'll try the USB stick approach. I've never really been clear on what Windows is doing when it's told to "repair" an install, but I might as well g...
by Redocbew
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

Yeah, there's nothing super important in there since the install really is just for gaming. At this point I'm really just curious if there's a way to take care of this without the inevitable re-install and boot loader hijacking that comes with it. That might not even be a thing anymore.
by Redocbew
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 572

USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

Fellow gerbils, lend me your brains. Any and all input devices have died on this machine, but only under Windows. During POST and here in Linux all is fine. If I boot into Windows I get no gratuitous RGB illumination from the mouse, no mouse pointer displayed on the screen, no num lock/cap lock ligh...
by Redocbew
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3954
Views: 568515

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Yeah, I was just looking at that after posting. I should probably pick one of those and take a drive since I probably won't get another chance for a while. Checking out Oceans of Slumber on Spotify now. :)
by Redocbew
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3954
Views: 568515

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

:lol: I've been listening to a lot of Jinjer lately which was my gateway band into death metal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNtGoM3FVU Yes, it's metal. Keep listening and you'll see. They don't tour much here in the states since they're a Ukrainian band, but Tatiana Shmailyuk has one of the mos...
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 25
Views: 778

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

My family is stupidly refusing to evacuate. Charleston county, they live a few miles inland at about 7 feet above sea level, essentially surrounded on 3 sides by water. They're utterly screwed if it runs towards the southern end of the models in the slightest. Are they still sticking to that decisi...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?

I do my best to avoid spreadsheets in general, but the 2x3440x1440 setup is pretty nice if you need a lot of horizontal space. When I'm sifting through server logs I'll often stretch the console window out really wide to stop lines from wrapping which is pretty much the same thing you'd be doing wit...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?

Yeah, viewing angles do get a bit weird at the extremes. I have two U3415W's here that are also positioned into a continuous arc. The little arrows on the side of Ubuntu's dockbar that indicate which programs I have open will disappear if I'm viewing the monitor off-center towards the opposite side....
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

No judgement here. Whatever floats your boat man.
by Redocbew
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I've done the same with eggs in the microwave. They explode with a surprising amount of force. It blew the door open when I tried it. When I told a friend of mine they tried and it broke the door of the microwave. I almost want to try thawing frozen butter in the microwave now that I know the result...
by Redocbew
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux+Threadripper plunge
Replies: 18
Views: 1202

Re: Linux+Threadripper plunge

I remember the install process being fairly straightforward also. After the package is installed you bring it up in a browser and follow the steps to finish the configuration.
by Redocbew
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?

...and yet the developers of the studio are the ones who have the best chance of getting it right without causing hiccups and stutters in the rendering pipeline. Making SLI/Crossfire work from the driver was always going to be a losing battle. If it's cool, and people want to do it anyway, then that...
by Redocbew
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?

The fact that there's API support for multiple GPUs means it's not something Nvidia or AMD can claim as their own thing. It'll be a feature of the game instead of a feature of the GPU. SLI and Crossfire didn't die because the technology went away. It died because the marketing campaign behind it wen...
by Redocbew
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Email from Amazon Hive Mind wrote:
When was the last time you mopped the floor?


None of your damned business Bezos. Don't you and your drone army have better things to do?
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3954
Views: 568515

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Diamante - Haunted

And holy crap, she's 21. I feel old now.
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, I've used it before in other applications and it's usually pretty nifty. This was just one of those things where stupid was piled on top of useless. It's not even that bad of an idea to be suspicious of your users like that, but apparently doing the check once and then saving the correct value...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3529
Views: 140965

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Here's a new one:

Making a call to Google's Geocoding service because you don't trust the country code from your plugins own settings page, and then not checking to see if the call completed properly. :roll:
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