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Commented 2 months ago2018-07-21 02:24:59 UTC in journal: Bought a House! Comment #101393
Grats Tetsuoman!

Every house in the USA looks the same though, do Architects there even bother designing anything? :P
Commented 4 months ago2018-05-20 04:15:10 UTC in journal: Father of 3DS Max Comment #68539
Oh hey I played that game!
Commented 5 months ago2018-05-13 22:13:14 UTC in journal: #8933 Comment #67948
Did you receive an offer you couldn't refuse?
Commented 5 months ago2018-05-13 22:12:41 UTC in journal: #8934 Comment #44166
Always nice to get new things. Have fun with it! What are you doing with the old one?
Commented 5 months ago2018-05-05 16:58:52 UTC in journal: You Know The Deal Comment #53055
(Don't know + 0? + 4? + 1?) * Don't know = NaN

Happy NaNth birthday!
Commented 5 months ago2018-04-27 23:03:46 UTC in journal: #8930 Comment #48492
I haven't seen it yet but others strongly recommended it.
Commented 6 months ago2018-04-06 15:59:19 UTC in journal: #8925 Comment #42476
Have fun!
Commented 6 months ago2018-03-19 03:15:29 UTC in journal: #8923 Comment #49790
I know some people around here have picked up on that for no reason other than getting together for a drink, but it's not a massive thing as far as I know.
Commented 6 months ago2018-03-17 00:57:37 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63012
Apparently some people got it all the time. Good reason for asking. Maybe that was fixed.
Commented 6 months ago2018-03-16 20:34:28 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63011
To tell the truth I'm also turned off by the ugly duality of the tablet-desktop interface.

I also read things like the calculator holding your result hostage until you give it a rating in the app store.

The truth is I'm still turned off computers altogether after reading anything and everything about W10...
Commented 6 months ago2018-03-16 02:17:03 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63010
I keep seeing people complaining that every other forced update is a systemwide update that will reset everything as if it were a fresh install and they have to set everything up again.

I also keep reading about people receiving updates so half-assedly written and pushed that they get stuck in infinite reboot loops or where drivers are wrong or poorly compiled and systems become unusable.

That sort of shit plus the snooping-even-if-you-disable-it plus the really broken interface really turn me off.
Commented 7 months ago2018-03-10 03:53:35 UTC in journal: #8919 Comment #62999
Update!

Since I copied the entirety of my drive into a larger drive and there was a lot of unused space left over, I created an additional partition to take up that remaining space. I've been moving about half my files to that one to even out the used/free space.

For those with OCD about the moved files not keeping their original created/modified dates, you can use the robocopy utility from the command prompt which will do just that. (Well- copy. You'll have to manually delete the original copies)
Commented 7 months ago2018-03-09 00:22:19 UTC in journal: #8920 Comment #38835
:/
Commented 7 months ago2018-03-09 00:20:54 UTC in journal: #8919 Comment #62998
So far it's all running smoothly.
Commented 7 months ago2018-03-08 15:27:36 UTC in journal: #8919 Comment #62997
The drive is five years old and I believe it worked perfectly. Only after I finished it occurred to me I could have done a disk check.

I looked all over GParted but there didn't seem to be a more automated way. Copying and pasting seemed to work except for the flags.

As for dd, I only had to copy the one sector - the MBR. So as far as I know I don't need to worry about it skipping sectors.
Commented 7 months ago2018-03-06 21:36:20 UTC in journal: #8918 Comment #67940
Condolences. I lost mine a few months ago as well. My first visit to her grave after the burial was... strong.
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Commented 7 months ago2018-03-02 00:31:53 UTC in journal: #8917 Comment #58569
Was ist das?
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Commented 7 months ago2018-03-01 00:03:34 UTC in journal: #8915 Comment #62989
Thanks, gentlemen. Especially for reminding me I need holidays.
Commented 7 months ago2018-02-26 03:12:01 UTC in journal: #8913 Comment #62979
Now that you mention it, I just looked it up and the very few vendors in this area that carry the GTX980 actually have it more expensive than the GTX1050. Not worth it.

I'd like to have a proper graphics card because even though the i5/i7 come with integrated graphics, my current experience with integrated graphics is that it's quite constricting.

I don't put a lot in the cloud but I do have backup drives, so a second internal drive is amongst the lowest priorities (like a second monitor). Which, speaking of monitors, I'm a bit disappointed by the display market. This guy has been right for six years (or fourteen depending on which of his articles you read)
Commented 7 months ago2018-02-24 05:42:29 UTC in journal: #8914 Comment #68517
Happy birthday Admer!
Commented 7 months ago2018-02-22 03:59:45 UTC in journal: #8913 Comment #62978
"Cheap" GPU - isn't. The cheapest I can get is a GTX1050 and it's more than I was willing to spend.

And don't get me started on modern monitors - they all do exactly 60Hz. No less, no more. The next step is exactly 120Hz and as "gamer" gear they cost three times as much. The 4:3 LCD monitor I bought 9 years ago does 85Hz and the CRT I had before could do 100Hz without breaking a sweat. It's not just "not doing better" - it's going several steps backwards!
Commented 8 months ago2018-01-20 16:42:44 UTC in journal: #8904 Comment #48483
Everytime somebody mentions Overwatch, I think of Firewatch first and wonder what obscure path of the game they are talking about that I never heard of. Over and over. I never learn.
Commented 8 months ago2018-01-20 16:40:51 UTC in journal: #8905 Comment #44154
Actually it's just your wife that levelled up the last time. Maybe on the next level you'll be getting them in 5 minutes.

Despite this being the second one, I still can't think of you as a family man.

Congratulations mate! How much will this push back The Core? :P
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Commented 9 months ago2018-01-10 17:56:11 UTC in journal: #8898 Comment #53045
Jeff - copy and paste the link inside Discord.
Commented 9 months ago2018-01-05 04:37:26 UTC in journal: #8897 Comment #66652
Happy birthday!
Commented 9 months ago2017-12-24 18:34:51 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100317
I think the new design is a bit too homogeneous. Also the navigation seems a bit scarce.
Commented 10 months ago2017-12-05 15:15:50 UTC in journal: #8892 Comment #67223
I didn't know this was a thing. Did you copy the bugs too? :P
Commented 10 months ago2017-11-30 04:09:37 UTC in journal: #8891 Comment #53027
I'd watch it.
Except if it's live. The time is unacceptable.
Commented 11 months ago2017-11-11 03:50:28 UTC in journal: #8889 Comment #54672
I suppose "Subject 6132" is as valid as any other name.
Commented 11 months ago2017-11-05 03:26:51 UTC in journal: #8886 Comment #49783
Nice! But it doesn't headbang enough.
Commented 11 months ago2017-11-05 03:20:22 UTC in journal: #8888 Comment #68454
And then there's OVER 9000!
Commented 11 months ago2017-10-26 02:00:07 UTC in journal: #8883 Comment #61300
Happy mutated birthday Jeff!
Commented 11 months ago2017-10-22 19:53:40 UTC in journal: #8878 Comment #44141
Happy birthday Urbyman!
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-15 00:13:16 UTC in journal: #8877 Comment #68441
My computers tend to last around 7 years and I KNOW it's pushing it. But you're proud it's been TEN?
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-15 00:06:30 UTC in journal: #8876 Comment #48467
Well of course, that $1 is for the bus fare to get to the pickup point.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-14 16:07:27 UTC in journal: #8876 Comment #48466
Photos are pretty good compared to what you normally see.

Looks good. Can't afford it though, I'll have to pass :P
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-08 17:56:15 UTC in journal: #8874 Comment #62971
That's good to know. Thanks! I'll definitely bear that in mind.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-07 21:44:37 UTC in journal: #8874 Comment #62970
I'll have a look at that stuff, thanks!

What would you call an older mid-range graphics card? I've been out of the loop so long that the last thing I know is the nvidia FX5600 I bought twelve years ago.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-07 02:38:27 UTC in journal: #8874 Comment #62969
Both. I did believe it was also used for raytracing, actually. Even if it doesn't, it would still be a great improvement during modelling. Anything slightly complex becomes excruciatingly difficult to work on.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-05 16:03:35 UTC in journal: #8875 Comment #42465
Happy birthday Rim!

Urby you cheat.
Striker - is that even a regex?
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-05 16:01:06 UTC in journal: #8874 Comment #62968
Well. My main problem is that I have a laptop with Intel Integrated Graphics 3000. It kind of sucks for tasks that get any more demanding than a spreadsheet. It can run older games but sometimes I need to do 3D rendering and that brings it to its knees.

A whole new computer is almost entirely outside my budget at the moment. Perhaps this contraption could be a relatively inexpensive way to give a mostly decent computer a much better graphics system.
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-30 04:24:42 UTC in journal: #8872 Comment #44130
Of the many things people could call you, I don't really think "sad fuck" would be one of them.
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-27 04:50:22 UTC in journal: #8870 Comment #49773
Happy nearly birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-22 13:46:22 UTC in journal: #8867 Comment #46238
It's mischievously clever in that it disguises as a probable birth year, yet I know it isn't. I'm stumped as to what it IS, though.

Happy nth birthday regardless!
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-18 20:16:30 UTC in journal: #8863 Comment #62964
Whoa whoa whoa. I did not know that was a thing. I'm pretty sure this laptop doesn't have a Thunderbolt plug though :(
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-17 00:23:29 UTC in journal: #8863 Comment #62963
Wine. If it's just Autocad, I don't care.
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-16 03:41:57 UTC in journal: #8862 Comment #42454
Power is overrated ;P