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    Bikerdude
    I have never used WD el-cheapo & nasty nas boxes for various reasons, so this dosen't surprise.
    Today, 02:05 PM
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kano

Woken up at 12:30 AM by the sound of a jack hammer outside. Who needs to sleep anyway?
Sep 14 2018 03:28 AM
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    Bikerdude
    if you live in a residentials area, then this would be illeagal.

    Sep 14 2018 07:01 AM
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    OrbWeaver
    I suppose it might be allowed in certain emergencies, such as if some houses have lost power and water and they need to dig a hole to fix the problem.
    Sep 14 2018 07:11 AM
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    kano
    Yeah I called the cops and they said not only that someone else was on the line complaining about it, but it was a genuine emergency with the gas lines, so there was nothing they could do about it.
    Sep 15 2018 09:23 AM
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kano

I put the ancient sticker on the new computer build, and the new sticker on the one with ancient parts inside, so that if a thief breaks in who knows about computers, he'll steal the wrong (old) one, instead of the good one. Ryzen is running in a 16 year old case with an Athlon XP sticker on it... lol
Aug 27 2018 11:49 AM
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    freyk
    Dumb thief: if its shiny and feels modern, he steals it. Smart thief: looks inside the case and steals it.
    Aug 27 2018 01:17 PM
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    Obsttorte
    And if he has a magical back like in TDM, he will probably steal both. And any sylverware he can find ;)
    Aug 28 2018 04:14 AM
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    stumpy
    they'll spend 2 to 4 minutes taking what they can sell then leave. If its too big or heavy they wont take it.
    Aug 29 2018 06:07 PM
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kano

Encoded ~2,100 flac songs to opus in 10 minutes on this 8-core system. :)
Aug 24 2018 09:28 PM
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    kano
    It could be made to go even faster though. If I could offload the flac decoding onto the graphics card and just use the CPU for the Opus encoding, that would speed things up some more. There is a FLAC encoder/decoder for the GPU floating around...
    Aug 25 2018 09:19 AM
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    jaxa
    As good as lossless FLAC can be, you probably aren't going to hear a difference between it and 256-320 kbps MP3. So my question is: What was the Opus bitrate?
    Aug 25 2018 04:09 PM
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    kano
    128k. It is for use on a cell phone, and it sounds great for being only 128k (Opus is amazing).
    Aug 27 2018 10:55 AM
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    Anderson
    Come visit Moldova. We have unlimited bandwith and unlimited internet traffic for a fixed price (something like 15 $ per month).
    Aug 23 2018 02:59 AM
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    kano
    Oh yes, these "strict limits" on bandwidth in America are nothing but marketing at work. Tel-Cos make money hand over fist, to the point that they could easily provide us all with quality and affordable service. My guess is they spend more money paying off politicians and on coke than they do improving the networks they run.
    Aug 23 2018 08:20 PM
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    kano
    Anyway, Verizon should be prosecuted for "interfering with emergency services", and sued by everyone who was affected by the fire.
    Aug 23 2018 08:23 PM
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kano

Mentioned and linked to TDM on a forum and two guys said they're gonna check it out. :)
Jul 31 2018 05:01 PM
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    Bikerdude
    nice.
    Jul 31 2018 05:55 PM
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    chakkman
    But, dude, developers threaten revolt!!!
    Jul 30 2018 12:11 PM
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    nbohr1more
    Orb is a pro-Vulkan partisan! Get him!!! (Or just resign yourself to using GLSL to SPIR-V ...)
    Jul 30 2018 12:46 PM
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    kano
    Introducing something new is well and good, but yanking out support for a cross-platform standard that is used by masses of programs is an assholish thing to do.
    Jul 31 2018 11:44 AM
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kano

Cutscenes that can't be skipped are the worst thing that ever happened to video games. Makes me long for a Super Nintendo, as FMV was impossible on that platform. They just can't fathum the idea that we play the game from the start more than once and we don't want to sit through a 5 minute video.
Jul 24 2018 01:25 AM
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    stumpy
    some cutscene's can been skipped in some game by pressing the esc key or space. depends on the game though.
    Jul 24 2018 11:14 AM
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kano

Today I saw something that cracked me up. On the specs for a cheap Chinese watch, it says the product is "water proof -- but please don't press the buttons while in water". ha ha ha
Jul 08 2018 10:26 PM
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    Petike the Taffer
    Cost-saving water-proofing. ;-D
    Jul 23 2018 07:32 AM
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kano

I've got 2x8GB of DDR3 desktop memory I would like to get rid of. There's no PC for me to put it in. (upgraded to Ryzen) Would like to sell it for $50. Cutting into the profits of the memory cartels by selling this so cheaply would just be a pleasant bonus.
Jul 06 2018 09:45 PM
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    kano
    Actually DDR3 isn't (that) expensive, it's DDR4 where the real extortion is.
    Jul 06 2018 09:47 PM
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kano

Last night I had the strangest dream. I went to a museum and we played a hyper-realistic version of The Dark Mod. It was just a game though, as later they were showing us around the same place with the lights on. Eating ice cream before bed does strange things to the mind.
Jul 05 2018 08:09 AM
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    freyk
    Those are dream symbols. Dreams are very private. Analyse them with the following site, and then you know why. http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/
    Jul 05 2018 09:18 AM
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    Atomica
    It wasn't a dream...
    Jul 05 2018 06:56 PM
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    demagogue
    I played a VR game last night where you were in wheelchair set in a haunted hospital and it had a definite Dark Mod vibe. I guess I was supposed to be scared, but I was paying a lot of attention to the level design & flow. It looked pretty good for what it was.
    Jul 05 2018 10:06 PM
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    Bikerdude
    I use WFC to block all games(and other applications) I play so they don't get access to the internet.
    Jun 22 2018 02:15 AM
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    kano
    The trouble is that most (all?) games require admin privs to install and play on Windows, at least if you install the official way. At that point, they can do whatever they like to your system. Security needs a redo on the PC, where programs are prohibited from tampering with each other by compartmentalization in the OS.
    Jun 22 2018 12:28 PM
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    Cambridge Spy
    ESO is mentioned as one of the games which had RedShell. I noticed a quick update which isn't mentioned in the patch notes, so it's got to be RedShell removal.
    Jun 23 2018 02:24 AM
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kano

The biggest mistake the "Microsoft support" scammers made, was giving me their phone number. Oh, the simple joys of wasting their time and annoying them. If enough people did this, these scams would collapse under the sheer number of failures.
Jun 04 2018 01:27 PM
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    kano
    The longer we keep them on the line, the less they can actually rip people off. The other day I asked one to fix my Linux computer. Boy, did that get him mad! At that point you're making it obvious that you're just toying with them.
    Jun 07 2018 03:39 PM
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    Anderson
    I don't think so.
    Jun 09 2018 04:33 AM
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    Anderson
    Ordinary workers on a wage have no guilt.
    Jun 09 2018 11:37 AM
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kano

More sites are refusing to let us read them unless we switch off the ad blocker. But switching off Javascript gets us around that!
May 28 2018 01:34 AM
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    Atomica
    Ads were getting too intrusive and annoying even before adblockers were mainstream. The advertisers brought it upon themselves by making their ads so annoying. Hell the only reason I started using an adblocker is because a Flash add on DeviantArt was destroying my single-core PC at the time.
    May 31 2018 11:05 PM
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    kano
    And don't forget the 8 other "download now" buttons that you find on file sharing websites which will download anything except what you are actually expecting...
    Jun 01 2018 07:54 AM
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    pacman
    NoScript is my friend with websites where 1 tab takes 500MB ram. It also adds the options to choose which scripts to allow, so I block google-analytics, facebook.net, etc. While allowing some trusted website.
    Also consider blocking all cookies by default and allowing only a few trusted ones through.
    Apparently, (Threat of) DMCA was used to remove some servers from easylist which the adblockers use, last year: https://torrentfreak.com/dmca-used-to-remove-ad-server-url-from-easylist-a...
    Jun 03 2018 10:58 PM