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by bthylafh
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 421
Views: 386604

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

meerkt wrote:
Now the only remaining mystery is Forum 17.


You're not missing anything; almost no traffic there for a very long time.
by bthylafh
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Updating My Desktop Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Updating My Desktop Storage

Might confuse a less-experienced person since partitioning & formatting are done with separate tools.
by bthylafh
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Updating My Desktop Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Updating My Desktop Storage

just brew it! wrote:
2TB limit does not apply to Windows 7 and later. Disk just needs to be formatted GPT instead of MBR.


s/formatted/partitioned/ since it's nothing to do with the filesystem.
by bthylafh
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: HGiG Mode for HDR gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: HGiG Mode for HDR gaming

Stupid poster's gonna stupid.
by bthylafh
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Scamming to make money...
Replies: 123
Views: 1143

Re: Scamming to make money...

derFunkenstein wrote:
I think we're seeing it played out.

And I know that I, for one, regret being concerned that the guy disappeared into oblivion for a couple years.


Right? What does it take to get even a temporary ban around here?
by bthylafh
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4337
Views: 622829

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sarah Jarosz's new single.

The rest of the album will drop in a couple months.
by bthylafh
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Radeon RX Gamma rumors and news

I see their marketing department still has an X fetish.
by bthylafh
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4087
Views: 680438

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Light-roast Colombian coffee.
by bthylafh
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.
Replies: 41
Views: 573

Re: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.

Put another way, if everyone you meet is an jerk, then the jerk is you.

edit: heh, the forum s/w substituted instead of bleeped that time.
by bthylafh
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.
Replies: 41
Views: 573

Re: Mean lady gets her read handed to her.

Here's my shocked face that Igor's an incel.
by bthylafh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 62
Views: 13627

Re: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?

Sort of related, Alan Cox of Linux kernel fame is developing a Unix-like operating system aimed at these old computers, called Fuzix:

https://github.com/EtchedPixels/FUZIX
http://www.fuzix.org/

One target is the RC2014 modular computer:
https://rc2014.co.uk/
by bthylafh
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 252
Views: 20284

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

This is probably a ridiculously naive question, but why don't you lay the cabinet down so that whatever side you're painting is horizontal? That should eliminate runs, right?
by bthylafh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 136
Views: 12754

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Linux-based alternative medicine, targeted at the Dunning-Kruger demographic. That could be briefly amusing.
by bthylafh
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 140635

Re: What are you playing right now?

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night; the Playstation version via Retroarch. Having only played older entries (NES, SNES, Game Boy) in the series, I can see why people adored this one. The game mechanics are strongly reminiscent of Super Metroid, hence why games like this are called Metroidvanias.
by bthylafh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4337
Views: 622829

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sabaton, and now Apocalyptica.
by bthylafh
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 57
Views: 3793

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

I regret ever posting in this undead thread.
by bthylafh
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: ZFSin - Stable(!?) ZFS Windows kernel mode driver

I suppose someone has to be whm1974 since the man himself is gone.
by bthylafh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how. There was some system code that depended on a critical file being in contiguous blocks otherwise it would result in an exception? This was once used as a primitive form of file copy protection. If you tried to copy off the...
by bthylafh
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

just brew it! wrote:
And fragmentation doesn't cause system crashes, so that part is pure BS.


Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how.
by bthylafh
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: File encryption software
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: File encryption software

I use Cryptomator on my Google Drive. It works sort of like Veracrypt in that there's a container, but it's not a fixed size and will grow (and maybe shrink) as you add and remove files.
by bthylafh
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 954
Views: 140635

Re: What are you playing right now?

Stardew Valley.
by bthylafh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 71734

Re: Something's different...

Got another Cloudflare DDOS protection notification just now.
by bthylafh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 85
Views: 1640

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

That movie which in another timeline would have been the second in a series. It's a shame there could be only one.
by bthylafh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 71734

Re: Something's different...

Captain Ned wrote:
For what earthly purpose?


For the lulz, naturally.
by bthylafh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 71734

Re: Something's different...

I briefly got a Cloudflare redirect just now, so maybe TR's being DDOS'd.
by bthylafh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 71734

Re: Something's different...

If only the New Management cared.
by bthylafh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 71734

Re: Something's different...

Seems pretty okay for me.

edit: aside from making a post, at least.
by bthylafh
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Lowest TDP video card?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Lowest TDP video card?

I'm thinking on converting my old computer into the house server. Specs: i5-2500K Asus P8P67 LE (no onboard Intel graphics) 8GB RAM Radeon 7850 Should I need a video card in it once I'm done setting it up (it'll be either Linux or FreeNAS), and if so, what's a good cheap low-wattage video card to p...
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