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by commodorejohn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32560

Re: your latest purchase

Picked up a couple fun bits of wood and string recently: teleclone_275.jpg This is a Telecaster clone from SX Guitars, who make shockingly good instruments for the bargain-basement price (okay, their electronics are generic and mediocre, but everyone replaces those anyway.) I picked it up because I ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

The whole high-res audio one annoys me too in general. Especially as the resolution of the audio makes little difference as long as music continues to be brickwalled and dynamically compressed to shit during the mastering process. High-resolution shit is still shit... Yeah, no kidding. At least it'...
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32560

Re: your latest purchase

itsvince725 wrote:I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...

Ah, Laserdisc. Now you just need the unadulterated Star Wars trilogy...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

https://www.xkcd.com/349/

"The sharks" in this context have entered the vernacular in my family thanks to this comic.
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1230

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

This was down to the IME or I'll eat my hat. Start eating, it has something to do with speculative execution from userspace resulting in leaking information from more privileged protection rings and/or defeating KASLR : https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ Good thing I do...
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1230

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

This was down to the IME or I'll eat my hat.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 340
Views: 21656

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Ooh, evocative.
by commodorejohn
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 100
Views: 12401

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

I'm going to have to try Martian Successor Nadesico again, managed to stumble through the first disc then jumped onto something else. It's definitely worth sticking through to the end; it doesn't really get a proper ending so much as kick the can down the road for a movie series that ended prematur...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: Cryptocurrency?

Irinikus wrote:Considering the nature of the blockchain, how would we be able to maintain control over such a system, especially if it becomes divergent?

Unplug it?
by commodorejohn
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: Cryptocurrency?

You cannot draw more energy from a system than you put into that system. People (those who got in early) are only making money out of Bitcoin because others are buying into it. "Profits" are only being made by the few, because further down the line many others will loose. (there is finite...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: Cryptocurrency?

I mean, at least with the tulip boom you could still grow some nice flowers after the bubble burst.
by commodorejohn
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: Cryptocurrency?

It's all bottle-caps when you get right down to it. If somebody wants to play around and win some scratch while the bubble is still bubbling, well, more power to 'em, but I don't want to hear anybody wailing when it inevitably bursts.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 100
Views: 12401

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

Currently been powering through Martian Successor Nadesico and Log Horizon. The former being so tonally all-over-the-map that it approaches being the Excel Saga of space/mecha anime, but with an actual worthwhile plot, and the latter being the best approach I've personally seen to the "MMORPG p...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32560

Re: your latest purchase

True enough. Though for my purposes, if it wasn't for the bulk/bloat of modern web design and browsers, I doubt I'd even need 4GB...

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