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by Redocbew
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Putting together a quieter computer
Replies: 42
Views: 1332

Re: Putting together a quieter computer

Got all the parts and built the machine. Jeez! That heat sink is huge! Yeah, the "whacking huge hunk of metal" approach is quite popular these days. It works though and helps keep the fans speeds down, so I'm good with it. Do four pin PWM fans offer any advantages over these? If thermals ...
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 85
Views: 1416

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

And here I was thinking that this thread was surprisingly devoid of the useless backseat complaining that usually accompanies a star wars movie let alone the last in a trilogy. Guess I should have known better. If I was a movie director I wouldn't go anywhere near a project like this. It's a thankle...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Pyridoxamine's role in prolonging kidney survival in Diabetes is well established. No, it isn't. You can think of that paper you linked as a proof of concept. It's a preclinical trial which says "this might be possible", and furthermore it focuses on a very specific side effect of diabete...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Not quite. They got the FDA to declare it a "drug", so it can no longer be legally sold as a "dietary supplement" (which is regulated differently from drugs). Yeah, probably some shenanigans involved there maybe from some competitor trying to improve their position, but like you...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Just from reading the wiki page it sounds like the opposite of what Igor is talking about. It's vitamin B6, and there was some company trying to patent a form of it and sell it as a drug, but they couldn't get the funding and failed. That's why it's "not available".
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4068
Views: 678718

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Yeah, honey is one of the very few historical sources of free fructose. In fruits, it's combined with dietary fiber which seems to offset the negative effects of the fructose. The avocado should help with that also as they also have plenty of fiber. That's why it's usually better to blend your drink...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

xkcd is awesome, as usual.

https://xkcd.com/
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

I don't care about proving myself to be right. I only want to alleviate the suffering of unwitting people trapped into thinking that doctors are their only hope. You're doing it wrong. You don't get to decide what is true and what isn't. Neither do I. If you jump off a building, then you're going t...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Rise of Skywalker spoilers
Replies: 85
Views: 1416

Re: Rise of Skywalker spoilers

When I first started using "grok" I wasn't aware it came from a book. I thought it was just another piece of tech jargon that got made up somewhere along the way. Eventually I googled it out of curiosity and the jargon file set me straight. :P I still tend to use it only with technical peo...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

I'm not kidding. Icepicks are badass. They even did one of those on an episode of House, I think, or at least they tried. I think that was the episode where Foreman had gone blind from some disease and they were trying to figure out how to fix it before it killed him. House is pretty badass also. A ...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

Icepicks are pretty badass, actually. Didn't you ever see Basic Instinct?

Yes, I admit it. We're all like that.
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Browser privacy article + perplexing lack of knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Browser privacy article + perplexing lack of knowledge

The article writer? She might be worried about her cellphone, but that's for a different article. A problem there is that there aren't exactly viable alternatives, and even if you care, there's no transparency so it's difficult to know what to prefer or to avoid. Maybe. Whatever the authors motivat...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kempner Rice Diet
Replies: 111
Views: 7477

Re: Kempner Rice Diet

But you can be bothered to post a wall of text for those same people who just don't seem to listen. That's a curious choice on how to spend your time, but please just let it go, and take this garbage somewhere else. There's no point in talking about it anyway if you're just going to make noise about...
by Redocbew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I know there's a few other gerbils who read Ars still, and might have seen this already, but I thought it was amusing.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/12/ ... ot-vacuum/
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Browser privacy article + perplexing lack of knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Browser privacy article + perplexing lack of knowledge

I didn't give it much time either, but I bet he's got a radio beacon locator device(i.e. cell phone) in his pocket just like everyone else and doesn't give that a second thought. The browser wars are over. I don't mean to downplay privacy as a valid concern, but if that dude is looking for outrage h...
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I keep thinking the same thing when seeing the "we do free" ads from Vudu. They're not really an old timer, but with all of the web based service providers ditching the free tier or imploding altogether it does make you wonder what they're thinking.
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Creating a new Docker container, based on another one
Replies: 2
Views: 3348

Re: Creating a new Docker container, based on another one

If it works without changing topology, then I'm not sure that's a packaging problem. "docker commit" is the command you use to generate a new image after making changes, and I'm assuming there's a good reason for changing the entry point. Docker does have some odd rules about DNS resolutio...
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Putting together a quieter computer
Replies: 42
Views: 1332

Re: Putting together a quieter computer

750W sounds fine for that machine. There's fanless PSUs you can get in the 600-ish range which would probably do the job, but they don't come cheap, and since most decent PSUs these days have PWM fans that spin down when not under load, or like JAE said just get shut off altogether I wouldn't go the...
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

FLASH FLOOD WATCH!

WIND ADVISORY!

:roll:

I guess they're worried about the burn area to the north of here allowing for more of the rain water to runoff and collect than usual, but I can't help but think that a little rain and a little wind for a few days isn't really a thing.
by Redocbew
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Amazon's new Contact Us is a fail

It's not really that new. They made that change a while ago. Live chat is just another thing that's come to be expected even if it doesn't always make a lot of sense. It's a pain in the neck for most small or mid sized outfits, because it needs to be responsive. The whole point of it is that it's in...
by Redocbew
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 25235

Re: Space Thread

Dark humor aside, the point was that you can't really get away from the Earth's gravity while still on Earth. Being stuck in a centrifuge is not the same as being in freefall. It doesn't compare to gravity in the same way. I'm sure the researchers know that, and they're just doing the best they can ...
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 25235

Re: Space Thread

Not to mention that going to space is an odd choice for a cancer treatment because of the increased radiation exposure. I guess if you've already got cancer, then you don't need to worry about that. :lol:
by Redocbew
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mine has one of those also. I stream a lot more content than I play from discs, but I have yet to find a disc which can't be played even though I'd never plugged it into the network.
by Redocbew
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 25235

Re: Space Thread

There's some question about the distance from Earth, also. The estimate from the Gaia spacecraft doesn't agree with the estimate cited in this study, but as the authors noted that figure may not be accurate if there is in fact a black hole in the mix here. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/newfoun...
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?

Yeah no kidding. I wasn't really interested in configuring all the things either. I just wanted something decent to replace the old router, and I didn't want to pay the asking price of the now typical arachnid-from-space style consumer gear. Maybe if I ever learn networking for real, then I'll use t...
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Oh the joys of inconsistent naming conventions. Perhaps not as toxic sneaky bacteria, but at the moment I'd say it's pretty close.
by Redocbew
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wikipedia calls it a facultative anaerobe meaning it can create energy from oxygen if it's present, but also switch over to anaerobic fermentation if it's not. Sneaky little bugger.
by Redocbew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?

I did almost the exact same upgrade maybe a week ago and it turned out pretty well. I'd just check on the exact specs for the nano with respect to PoE. A lot of Ubquiti stuff started out using 24v passive PoE, but a while ago they did add support for other voltages. If you've already got a PoE switc...
by Redocbew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215127

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Now begins another preemptive sync to laptop in case the PG&E shenanigans cause me to lose power tomorrow. :roll:
by Redocbew
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 1145

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

You really need a hobby.
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