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by Redocbew
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Easy-peasy, right? I thought so, until my wife texted me a couple times yesterday afternoon and I didn't get them. A former co-worker of mine had the same experience. He switched from an iphone6 to an LG G4, and couldn't get text messages from other people with iphones. Once he did the re-register ...
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
Synthetic Human-Made Environment


Sounds about right to me.
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Changing the subject, apparently there was a meeting today where the importance of "solutioning" and being a "solutioner" were mentioned. I figure I dodged a bullet there; how many points do you figure I would've lost off of my IQ if I'd attended that meeting (and actually paid ...
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Talk me out of it!
Replies: 22
Views: 773

Re: Talk me out of it!

These are all the reasons why I didn't post in this thread. :lol:

The Brick of Doom style non-heatsinks are such bad form. So there, that's a reason.

Sorry dude, that's all I got.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sigh. Another daily WTF of surfing the web. That, video players that autoplay, and email signup popups.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 56
Views: 3307

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

They're doing another season of Peaky Blinders? Nifty. I'll have to check that out once it comes around.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Snapadoodle-Doo WPA2 is Borked
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Snapadoodle-Doo WPA2 is Borked

True, and I believe WPA 2 with TKIP was best to be avoided also.
by Redocbew
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Here's it's beeradvocate page... https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/220/2264/ If you like hoppy beers, then you'll like this one. It's also fairly malty, and at 9.8% ABV and 51 IBU you're generally not going to have more than one. However, I confess to breaking that rule once as a tonic for h...
by Redocbew
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Speaking of beer and Lagunitas. Brown Shugga is back in season. Wooo!
by Redocbew
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 3479

Re: Which cpu to get?

Yeah I suppose that's true. There are good reasons to dislike SMT, but in general it seems like a good thing to me. The effects of SMT(namely having virtual cores which otherwise wouldn't be there) are much more easily visible than that of branch prediction or many other features which I guess is pa...
by Redocbew
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 3479

Re: Which cpu to get?

I wonder if there's anyone out there who hates branch prediction or out of order execution the way you hate SMT. Of course that'd be ridiculous. Branch prediction and out of order execution are ubiquitous and have been a common feature of modern desktop CPUs for years now. Things just wouldn't be th...
by Redocbew
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The museum isn't that far away from the fires either. It's just a few miles from here, but fortunately that particular fire hasn't continued to advance southwards that much in the past few days. That was the one I was thinking might cause me trouble as well, but so far it's just been ash and haze an...
by Redocbew
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR keeps credit card details?
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: TR keeps credit card details?

Most likely it's just been tokenized. Your info gets sent to Stripe, and they send back the last four digits, expiration date, and a token which has no intrinsic value. It's just a thing Stripe can use to look up the information in their system. The full number isn't stored anywhere else.
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Being a code monkey means I spend a portion of most days at stack overflow. I see this in the sidebar containing questions from other Stack Exchange sites. Is there a word/ phrase to describe somebody who has devoted their life to practising something but is still not very good at it? Amateur, shmuc...
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

It's hard to say without knowing more of the implementation details. A list of filenames on the system wouldn't necessarily tell you anything about the content of the files, and some kind of signature or metadata derived from the process of scanning files might be useful only to the scanner its self...
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: best wifi adpter?
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Re: best wifi adpter?

Hypothetically, how do you get old tape glue residue out of unvarnished birch? I'd hit it with some Goo Gone first to see if that'll un-stick it. If that doesn't work, and it's solid birch and not birch-plywood you could try making a sanding block using a 120-ish grit sandpaper wrapped around somet...
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: best wifi adpter?
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Re: best wifi adpter?

I'd never duct-tape antennae under my desk, but if I did, I'd tell you that they keep falling off and it's a silly idea :oops: As much as it pains me to recommend against using duct tape you'll have better results using something like this stuff from 3M. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z4BU...
by Redocbew
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Too fast jiggling may induce harmless hallucinations or the feeling that maybe the world is stripes that are fast. Well yeah, of course jiggling too fast can only cause trouble. That's just common sense. After 12 yrs of Job, i am now going to open my own restaurant. Very nervous but i am hoping thi...
by Redocbew
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 62
Views: 8118

Re: Linux for College Students

I don't use the GUI either, and I wouldn't recommend it for anything but the most basic commit and push/pull usage. If someone wants to forgo the GUI and use the command line instead I'd definitely recommend it regardless of their level of experience, but that's local to their machine. The rules are...
by Redocbew
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 62
Views: 8118

Re: Linux for College Students

There's a graphical git client for Windows also. It kind of sucks, and you can tell that portions of it were ported from Linux if you know what to look for, but it works ok for simple usage. Once you start doing merges and other more administrative tasks, then yeah, you're probably better off droppi...
by Redocbew
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 62
Views: 8118

Re: Linux for College Students

if you're interested in learning about Linux and surviving on the command-line interface (which seems like a must for web developers these days), I think I'd recommend it. It is for me since I still tend to cross over into sysadmin territory every now and then, but I'm not so sure that's the norm f...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I didn't even know I Am Legend had an alternate ending, and after reading the wiki page about it I think I like that one better. :P

I was just a wee lad when Blade Runner was released, and I've also somehow never seen the original, so I guess that's going on my list also.
by Redocbew
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Disk imaging software suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 832

Re: Disk imaging software suggestions

And yes, as bthylahf notes, you can also shoot yourself in the foot... specifying the wrong destination when cloning to a raw device is guaranteed to result in a very bad day. Yeah, I destroyed my gaming install of Windows that way once. I was creating a bootable flash drive from an Ubuntu ISO, and...
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Changing partion size - Surface Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Changing partion size - Surface Pro

Waco wrote:
Shrinking is difficult/impossible beyond a certain point because Windows places files halfway into any partition you install it on.


Serious question: why? I can't think of any reason that would be beneficial.
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: the official Indian food lovers thread!
Replies: 167
Views: 25662

Re: the official Indian food lovers thread!

Acidicheartburn wrote:
You have to get naan (a kind of delicious flatbread) when you're eating Indian, as well. Buttered and/or garlic are best for naan.


Agreed. Really good naan is a wonderful thing. So simple, yet so completely awesome.
by Redocbew
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'm now officially a member of the mechanical keyboard cartel. This is my first new keyboard in I honestly don't know how many years, so I now I suck at typing again. :lol: I'm sure that'll pass quickly though. It's this one with MX Blue's... http://techreport.com/news/32507/kinesis-freestyle-edge-g...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you READING right now?
Replies: 441
Views: 119648

Re: What are you READING right now?

Too many emails.

For books: A Dance of Blades by David Dalgish. Books 2 in the Shadowdance series.
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Locate function in C++
Replies: 49
Views: 9592

Re: Locate function in C++

That also makes sense. Applications that have zero UI elements are often just left alone until something breaks down, because most people are reluctant to mess with the backend of a setup like that once they have it up and running with no or minimal problems. It might be a disaster design-wise, but ...
by Redocbew
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1919
Views: 59796

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I goof, and Ruby barfs with a NameError. Part of the error message says "Did you mean? available_action?" No, actually I didn't, but it made me think about how Google's "did you mean" suggestions are almost always accurate. It's weird how I never even thought about how much train...
by Redocbew
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: Interesting Threadripper story... and nugget!!!

The HEDT market in general probably wouldn't exist at all if it wasn't possible to easily repackage server hardware for the enthusiast market. To say Threadripper was "created for enthusiasts by enthusiasts" sort of misses the point of why it really was created in the first place, but I gu...
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