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by guardian452
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

MrBill wrote:I have a lot of stuff running in vm's over here, this comic gets referenced a lot.

https://xkcd.com/908/


You said lots of VMs which had me thinking of this one...
https://www.xkcd.com/350/
by guardian452
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

vishnu wrote:I'd like to say it's The Circuit Diagram, but that comes way too close to my everyday grind


Same, although it's printed out on our office door anyways...
by guardian452
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Panasonic cf-53/cf-54, 33, etc.

I like my cf-53 more every year and I'm thinking about getting a 33 to play with. Looks neat.

Unlike Lenovo they almost fully comply with the rs232 spec (as I found out with a T61).
by guardian452
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30322

Re: your latest purchase

I had an xw9300 for a while. The drive sleds were genius!
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 3969

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

I've had some felo brand screwdrivers with rubbery foam handles (ergonic) for several years now. They don't smell like much of anything and the stuff is both bulletproof and grippy.
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20867

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Yes, they show open circuit with a DMM :mrgreen: So long as they aren't like tiny 0402 package or some crazy thing they are pretty easy to change. (my hot air station can't be turned down low enough to keep components sized like that from blowing away). I tried an ips upgrade on this guy a few years...
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20867

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Tried some upgrades on my thinkpad x220 and fried it. Disassembled it to clean the fan and re-grease the heatsink. Worked a treat. Then I swapped the display for a better one (HD IPS) and blew some fuses for the backlight because I left the battery plugged in. Now I get to take the planar out again ...
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Re: Happy 2018!

pentium wrote:Oh my GOD, I'm going to be 28 years old.....

and I'm going to be 30 :cry:

Remember when we were just "the kids"?
by guardian452
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

MLA is not SOG capable but is SOG tolerant. (It doesn't work with a sun cable).

At least the one I owned. There may have been different models or revisions.
by guardian452
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

Even with the 13W3 adapter don't you also need an SOG monitor to avoid getting the Matrix-like "green tint" syndrome? You can strip out the sync with some passives. There are fancier "sync separators" available that aren't necessary because the SGI provides separate sync already...
by guardian452
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: Cryptocurrency?

"buy bitcoin with credit card" has been trending on google, which is about all you need to know. IIRC CHC had purchased a butterflylabs miner a couple years ago. I ran a gpu miner for a few weeks on the radeon 5770 in my mac pro and could have made enough after the fees and everything to b...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: It's trackball time! (Logitech Marble FX x2, Ergo MX x1)
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: FS: It's trackball time! (Logitech Marble FX x2, Ergo MX x1)

Sounds like your bog-standard "cheap smps coil whine" to me. Short of potting the chokes in epoxy there isn't much you can do about it. No idea what sort of mayhem *that* might cause. Anyways, I may be interested in the trackmans. How does scrolling work in windows 10? Hold down the red bu...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 5883

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

I absolutely agree with everything you just said. But it still takes two to tango, as they say. Carlo's also emailed me a couple times but only to the throwaway address registered here (I switched to google a couple years ago as the spam became overwhelming) "what do you think of..." and &...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 5883

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

You didn't miss much. ivelegacy basically got in a fight with unix. From what I saw both parties were equally guilty, and they are both on my foes list now. ivelegacy said some impolite things about unix, I guess over some transaction involving hardware (???) then unix threatened basically the EU eq...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Garbage

https://daringfireball.net/2017/12/imac_pro_first_impressions These components are all high-end... the SSD storage has write speeds of 3.3 GB/sec... Apple is not fucking around with these machines I'm sorry but I just had to know, never running a benchmark on my own computer before... my ultraportab...

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