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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby jimmer » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:39 am

I should be working on any number or Real Life things, but instead I've been 'researching' EVE online, one of the games on my must-play-this-at-some-point list. Fascinating to see how CCP uses time as a game mechanic.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby miod » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:06 am

ivelegacy wrote:never checked NetBSD/arm32 v1.* (does it come with support for Hydra?), but I can try to download

The only report of a succesful Hydra boot I could find is http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-acorn32/2002/11/04/0001.html. Note sure if all the code involved in this ever reached the official source tree, though.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby smj » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:22 am

I am reading all the pointless posts in this pointless thread - a pointless^2 thing to do...
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Trippynet » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:26 pm

I'm finishing off upgrading the hard drive in my Intel based Mac Mini (one of the early Core 2 Duo ones). And I'm also remembering how much of a PITA Apple stuff can be at times - mainly because of their "one way of using it" approach. Do everything exactly as Apple expect, and no problems. Deviate at all, and it'll just not work.

On a PC, it's a doddle. Boot from an Acronis boot disk, mirror the drive across using a USB -> SATA adapter, and it takes care of all the partitions and different sizes for you. On a Mac with a BootCamp partition, it's a bleeding nightmare.

Connected the new drive via USB and told Disk Utility to partition into a 40GB partition (for BootCamp), and the rest for MacOS. Use Disk Utility to easily mirror the MacOS partition (took 8 hours), then realise that Disk Utility screwed up the partition sizes. Re-do with the correct partitions, then find out that Disk Utility can't mirror a BootCamp partition, so had to get WinImage for it.

WinImage demands me to use BootCamp utility to set the partition up, and the BootCamp utility refuses to touch an external drive, so did a drive swap (primary drive now connected via USB). Now, BootCamp utility refuses to use an existing partition - it needs a drive with just one partition. So, repeat the above partitioning/mirroring AGAIN, only for the BootCamp utility to now decide that if it's running from an external drive, it cannot be used. Reboot from newly imaged drive and run BootCamp utility again, to now be told that the new drive has a Master Boot Record partition table, and it only supports GUID partitions.

So yep, re-partition the bloody drive yet again, finally get the BootCamp utility to create the correct partition, then run WinImage and create the image. Try to restore to new drive, only to be told image is larger than the new partition, and WinImage cannot shrink it. Instead, you have to shrink the original BootCamp partition with WinImage, then create an image of it, then restore that to the new partition.

So, finally all done, but bloody hell I want to go back to the simple flexibility of Acronis TrueImage next time. :(
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby robespierre » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:08 pm

Use the CLI, Luke.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:15 pm

Eating a Fray Bentos Steak, Pie reading Trippynets struggle and listening to Roberto Martinez moan that Manchester City's goal was delivered from a ball that was OUT! It was indeed.. but get used to shite.. if you want too moan.. become an Aston Villa fan..then you'll have something to fscking moan about... no purchases this January.. doomed to relegation, can't score in a brothel.. oooh sorry I digress! (I still have faith).
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Re: What piontless thing ar you doing right now?

Unread postby Vladio » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:53 pm

VenomousPinecone wrote:Been reading the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Avery & Heath-Stubbs translation.

Also learned how to make Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, made it for family and friends last night. Was great.

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Excellent! I am planning on making one, any recommended reading?


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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Vladio » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:55 pm

We got 38" of snow that I had to clean up last weekend? :? Yes 38" (.96 meter).
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby ScutBoy » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:10 pm

Pfft. We call that "Tuesday" and go to work.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Vladio » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:56 pm

I went to work. :lol:
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:36 pm

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:02 pm

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:03 am

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby uunix » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:29 pm

A food menu in SGI Photoshop for a friend who has decided to leave his job and start a greasy spoons café. Is it pointless, well I suppose not for him and I'm sure I'll at least get a bacon butty out of it. num num num num num munch..
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