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by commodorejohn
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...

I'm running Devuan (Debian with the systemd dependencies removed.) It's pretty solid and updates come through pretty regularly.
by commodorejohn
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...

I've switched to Linux only before but haven't stuck with it. I kind of should... :P The only reason I haven't is that it just seems inefficient and annoying to have Linux as the host and have to boot up a Windows VM just to play games. Win10 was what finally got me to make the switch. It became ab...
by commodorejohn
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...

Win10 is sooo broken. The Settings application in particular is absolutely maddening to deal with.
by commodorejohn
Tue May 30, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: ADVENT is on Gitlab now
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: ADVENT is on Gitlab now

Yep, another ESR "pay attention to meeee!" stunt.
by commodorejohn
Tue May 23, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 698
Views: 22495

Re: your latest purchase

hofner.jpg Newest member of the family: a Hofner violin bass. (Not sure exactly which model, but it's one of the fully hollow-body ones, not the one with a sustain block inside.) Picked it up because I've been wanting to try one and a guy on Craigslist was offering a good deal since he's in a Beatl...
by commodorejohn
Tue May 16, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA

Floating-point is for the weak. Fixed-point integer math, now that's where it's at.
by commodorejohn
Fri May 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: End of the line for Itanium
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: End of the line for Itanium

John C. Dvorak should be pleased.
by commodorejohn
Thu May 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 11131

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

Now I see what you mean by David Lynch. I can certainly keep watching. Yup. It's funny because I only really noticed the connection when I watched Fire Walk With Me and noticed the similar fixation on power lines, and I'm still not 100% certain the other similarities are deliberate, but there's eno...
by commodorejohn
Wed May 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 11131

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

I'd encourage you to stick with it. It starts slow, but the reveal of what's really going on and the gonzo lengths it goes to while remaining remarkably self-consistent (and the depth of background material it weaves in) are fascinating when you get towards the end and look back at everything that's...
by commodorejohn
Tue May 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 698
Views: 22495

Re: your latest purchase

1280x1024 is as high as anyone actually needs outside of medical imaging anyway.
by commodorejohn
Sat May 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 43
Views: 1423

Re: Car Talk

I've been surprised by how easy plain mechanical steering is to get used to. I don't miss power steering at all - and certainly not what happens when the power steering fails and you're left working up a hernia trying to horse the wheel off to one side or the other because the damn thing wasn't desi...
by commodorejohn
Sat May 06, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: They're coming to take me away hehe! For compiling GCC
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: They're coming to take me away hehe! For compiling GCC

It's probably an older version of Webkit. Nothing on Haiku stays up-to-date because they're too busy trying to add a fucking package manager/repository walled-garden system to actually work on other shit.
by commodorejohn
Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: They're coming to take me away hehe! For compiling GCC
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: They're coming to take me away hehe! For compiling GCC

I'm still using Firefox by way of Pale Moon , but even that can only strip out so much of the bullshit. I'd love for there to be a decent alternative browser out there - seems like all the alternatives these days are either Chrome wannabes or so bare-bones they don't include proper adblocking or JS ...
by commodorejohn
Sat May 06, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted: working 486 system
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Wanted: working 486 system

Yep, I've got plenty of that on hand. When I finally get around to the homebrew CPU design I've been scheming up the architecture for, I'm planning on using some to shadow the microcode ROM, since it's two or three times as fast as the fastest EEPROMs I've been able to find.

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