• CIPWTTKT v0x27: Halt and Catch Fire
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[QUOTE=Brt5470;49200888]I wouldn't say it's necessarily a great monitor, but I bought three for my family to upgrade theres. It's certainly a fine monitor for the price.[/QUOTE] Yeah it's probably not better than what I currently have. But I could get two of them for the price of one ultrasharp. Or be responsible and save my money. [editline]27th November 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=IpHa;49200889]Any recommendations on a new mouse? Preferably one that I can't hear. My current mouse is Logitech G500 and I really love the 3 thumb buttons. I have them bound to browser forward/back, and close tab.[/QUOTE] G602. Amazing mouse for the price.
[QUOTE=wickedplayer494;49200750]Good lord, project mismanagement gets me so fucking pissed.[/QUOTE] It gets worse when team members don't respond to messages, or use task management services to track their shit in a collaborative manner.
[QUOTE=papkee;49200910]Yeah it's probably not better than what I currently have. But I could get two of them for the price of one ultrasharp. Or be responsible and save my money. [editline]27th November 2015[/editline] G602. Amazing mouse for the price.[/QUOTE] Shame that doesn't have a dual mode scroll wheel, I actually use that on my current mouse.
[QUOTE=IpHa;49200967]Shame that doesn't have a dual mode scroll wheel, I actually use that on my current mouse.[/QUOTE] If you want the dual mode scroll wheel without pressing a button to activate it, check out the Logitech MX Master. It has a feature called SmartShift that switches from Ratchet mode to Freespin based on how fast you spin the scroll wheel. So if you scroll slowly, it's in ratchet mode. If you scroll quickly, it will switch to freespin mode automatically. You can set the sensitivity for it and such in the Logitech Options software. The mouse is wireless/Bluetooth and laser so if you don't plan on gaming, this mice might work for you. I currently use a MX Performance and I set the zoom button to minimize. I basically miss the cool shit you can do with the MX Master.
I was getting nVidia drivers for tomorrows reinstall and ended up on nVidia's Japanese twitter account. I thought I was prepared but did not expect this: [t]http://i.imgur.com/KKu2DK4.png[/t] "November 22nd is couples day, is this a good couple?" :ohno: I also thought they said they would only push game ready updates through their bloatware but this one was released 10 days ago.
Oh, I didn't post pictures from that museum visit I briefly mentioned about a short while back. Okay, I guess that's a good way to prevent me from smashing some random thing because I'm so pissed off at myself and at others right now (because good lord this situation is royally and irrevocably fucked). Context, since I buried it a bit in another post mocking LMG: [QUOTE=wickedplayer494;49183045][editline]25th November 2015[/editline] Speaking of money, tomorrow I'm visiting for the first time the [del]Israel Asper Money Sink[/del] Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the way over budget thing that was in limbo up until 2010 or so. So that'll be a thing that's happening.[/QUOTE] So yeah, that happened. And right off the bat, as I walked in the door: [QUOTE=wickedplayer494;49185905]Well, I think the CMHR inadvertantly [sp][sic, damnit Google Keyboard why didn't you autocorrect][/sp] sold me on prioritising an IPS. Hot damn.[/QUOTE] At the front when I walked in, there was a whole bunch of screens (I guess for events and stuff), and they already looked like great quality. I thought "yup, those are [I]definitely[/I] IPSes, I guess that sort of justifies why it cost a lot more than first expected". Here's some pictures: [t]http://i.imgur.com/IqkDpxm.jpg[/t] "Architecture" Yes, if you could tell, it was snowing. I found it fitting. [t]http://i.imgur.com/Jo9lzNP.jpg[/t] A view of the downtown buildings. Did you know: Oracle apparently has (had?) an office in 201 Portage (the big, glass building behind the others) if Google Maps (and apparently Oracle's hiring page) is to be believed. Imagine if Oracle was the one that bought the naming rights to 201 Portage after Canwest's debt caused them to burn down and sell the naming rights. [t]http://i.imgur.com/o3tEiX5.jpg[/t] A typical touch exhibit's controls. [t]http://i.imgur.com/XrjPXkI.jpg[/t] Apparently things support Bluetooth (possibly iBeacons for positioning purposes?). Let's check out the Google Play store and search for "CMHR"... [t]http://i.imgur.com/3NBAh0D.png[/t][t]http://i.imgur.com/rTwOy0E.png[/t] Damn it! I should have known sooner when my attempts to see if something like "CMHR Station <xyz>" weren't showing up in Bluetooth settings. I don't think I saw anything in the way of "grab the app for interactive things!" in there at all, so whoops. Oh well, guess I know now to bring this thing along for next time. Anyway, continuing... [t]http://i.imgur.com/tfcCFtf.jpg[/t] These projectors tend to be scattered about in various places. [t]http://i.imgur.com/xQdV5Ch.jpg[/t] They're using HDMI instead of DVI or VGA/D-Sub! [t]http://i.imgur.com/bds0Nue.jpg[/t] Here's a beefy projector. Yup, looks beefy, doesn't it? [t]http://i.imgur.com/P2JP5Mm.jpg[/t] Hey, wait a second, this tooltip looks eerily familiar... [t]http://i.imgur.com/F4urVpM.jpg[/t] This actually uses two projectors, one for the wall, one for the round thing with the controls. I tried taking a picture of the two but that came out as screwed up. [t]http://i.imgur.com/w6LqjTd.jpg[/t] Upon first glance, you might confuse this for an A/V workstation, but this is actually the Share Your Story thing where you can have a seat, record your own story about human rights and how it impacted you, or you can watch others' stories. [t]http://i.imgur.com/vUS9KZc.jpg[/t] Hello? Is this thing on? [t]http://i.imgur.com/w9OBj4W.jpg[/t] (The rest of) a typical touch exhibit. [t]http://i.imgur.com/6edrwao.jpg[/t] IIIIIIIIPPPPPPPSSSSSSSS [t]http://i.imgur.com/no7pDcX.jpg[/t] "Architecture": a scale model. [t]http://i.imgur.com/IQGtiIG.jpg[/t] Nearby "architecture". [t]http://i.imgur.com/mkG7wsy.jpg[/t] During a video from the Asper Tower of Hope. You can see quite a ways (featured here is also the provincial government's building), but I absolutely could not for the life of me see my own apartment building as hard as I tried. Top tip: don't visit the tower when it's crowded. [t]http://i.imgur.com/1XnRqdm.jpg[/t] You can also see Israel Asper's [I]other[/I] [sp](former, because Canwest)[/sp] shrine, 201 Portage (formerly known as Canwest Place). The big MTS building sort of obscures it. The tower is kept under a bit heavier security, and understandably so because they don't want people doing stupid shit. [t]http://i.imgur.com/pKIAFob.jpg[/t] The big wall of donors. [t]http://i.imgur.com/9Kka1uQ.jpg[/t] It cycles between amounts (and English/French) every so often. [img]http://i.imgur.com/YbLV2JG.png[/img] Here, you can see one of Canwest's last gasps of air before it drowned in debt! [img]http://i.imgur.com/0zx0F5I.png[/img] And more money that totally wasn't Canwest's that was funneled through the Asper Foundation. Loads. [sp]/s[/sp] [t]http://i.imgur.com/ua6ar3s.jpg[/t] Don't have a lot of cash? On the fence about getting a monitor with IPS? Willing to sacrifice 144Hz for IPS instead because having both of those in a display costs a fuckton of money? Try before you buy at the CMHR! [t]http://i.imgur.com/Ta4Y9db.jpg[/t] The thin bezels make for a good tiling effect from afar. [t]http://i.imgur.com/9KFnOTE.jpg[/t] Just don't go up close and look up, however. [t]http://i.imgur.com/Ta4Y9db.jpg[/t] The donor wall's touch exhibit is pretty much an Asper biography and how he wanted this thing to come to fruition. [t]http://i.imgur.com/7WfZc5j.jpg[/t] Was I kidding? [t]http://i.imgur.com/ILQTNaQ.jpg[/t] Oh, look who it is, it's Mac OS X tooltip! Say hi, tooltip! And I see you there, Google/Motorola Nexus 6, say hello too! [t]http://i.imgur.com/hrNU6H7.jpg[/t] Something's stashed away in there with a little green display. So yeah, those are some pictures. Now, for the interesting stuff. One thing that I saw (and used) but isn't pictured here was a big touch table. When I saw it and interacted with it for a short while, I thought "there's no way this isn't PixelSense", since apparently the newer versions use cameras, and when I was hovering just a bit above, it was registering actions. Since I happened to be on a tour, I asked the guide "is it PixelSense", but she didn't know. However apparently one of the other tour guides did know a bit about the underlying tech that powers the stuff you see when going here. There is actually a boatload of Mac minis used around the place, which would also explain the OS X tooltips which are a bit hard to get to show up but one will eventually find its way to be shown. The big table I was mentioning does run Windows however, which also explains a bit why it was choppy in comparison to the smaller touch exhibits. They also had some Kinects for motion menus located at one part of the building, but that part I didn't get a chance to use. Also, some Googling led me to this document: [url]https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/2014/05/29/963d7cf26edeb691bd5f212aa77189e8/avs_ops_and_maint_rfp_-_final.pdf[/url] ([url=https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/2014/06/03/f930b71bb71c04a39a5513ada33e7195/cmhr_avs_om_rfp_-_addendum_1.pdf]and a revision of it[/url]) Yup, you can follow the money and the reasons why things went over budget, they're using Apple stuff all over the place! So overall it was 8/10. There's so much content you wouldn't be able to cover it all in one trip, and as for content, it was alright but as another visitor put it, at times, it felt like reading Wikipedia. Either way it was pretty good to learn some factoids about human rights and factoids about what powers a museum about human rights.
[url]http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/[/url] I'm still waiting for this to be updated. No one got injured at work today so that's good.
I'm thinking of sort of rewiring and upgrading the family rooms electronics. Getting a proper triplite power strip like I use and getting rid of the old shit they got back there. Maybe a proper receiver and speakers. Then I wanted to get a UPS for that and the network so it stays up more consistently. Then finally getting a Nexus TV or Chromecast for them to watch netflix/hulu/etc on the TV. Right now they are using the Wii. The BD player I bought my mom works but Netflix is bugged on it and my fucking sister keeps losing the remote for it. That fact is making me think about chromecast since it's using a phone. This would all my a christmas thing. They complain about stuff not working, and when something does bust I hate having to live with the terrible wiring behind there. I'd like to update the TV and mount it, but the old 720p Vizio 37" from like 8 years ago still seems to work fine.
[QUOTE=helifreak;49201333]I was getting nVidia drivers for tomorrows reinstall and ended up on nVidia's Japanese twitter account. I thought I was prepared but did not expect this: [t]http://i.imgur.com/KKu2DK4.png[/t] "November 22nd is couples day, is this a good couple?" :ohno: [/QUOTE] Official twitters have really been [URL="https://twitter.com/SHARP_JP/status/668996275396677635"]something else[/URL] lately... There wasn't even that much pixiv content on 11/22 this year.
ok now i'm kinda concerned, my server rebooted itself when i slept [img]http://rp.braxnet.org/scr/1448698564046.png[/img] can't really find anything in the logs, what could it be?
Note to self: clean a desktop out sooner than 2 years and 11 months. Damn that's a fair bit of dust. At least I had a personal reason to start bothering, since GPU peaks were +10 C that of when I first assembled in late December 2012. Right now it's small bit far from a 100% complete job (and I don't particularly want to risk trying that leaf blower method posted a while back), but a majority gone is better than none gone without attempting to use wet wipes for things like tobacco (which has mostly stopped, yay parents for realizing smoking is bad for everyone), a slightly bad idea of its own for some things but not others. Better get back to finishing touches and re-arranging drives for a bit better airflow.
[QUOTE=wingless;49196951]Do NOT let them get one of your email addresses, you will never be free.[/QUOTE] I had someone call my mother and ask for my email, and she gave it away without really thinking about it. I was pissed as fuck because it was someone who is known for never wanting to pay for anything. Told her pay up or shut up. Mid 50s emails begging me to help in the span of 90 minutes, and I just told her to fuck off, blocked her, and then just for some petty revenge signed her up for shit tons of spam. I'm willing to do stuff for cheap if I know you or if it's a system I built, but seriously, fuck people who try to weasel out of even covering gas money.
Since 2012? Jesus, that made me realize that since mid-late 2013 I've gone through 5 cases, 4 motherboards, 3 CPU's, and 3 GPU's for my main rig. (No failures besides 1 motherboard, just me wanting something else) Now the case issue is solved. CPU/Mobo should be done here soon too if this guy gets back to me about the Gigabyte Z97x-SOC Force.
You don't know troubleshooting until you troubleshoot things for somebody who doesn't know tech, is 10000 kilometers away, has a 12 hour time zone difference, and is doing this over a very shaky Skype connection. [editline]28th November 2015[/editline] Not even moving to another continent will free you of being the tech guy :v
[QUOTE=Brt5470;49201936]I'm thinking of sort of rewiring and upgrading the family rooms electronics. Getting a proper triplite power strip like I use and getting rid of the old shit they got back there. Maybe a proper receiver and speakers. Then I wanted to get a UPS for that and the network so it stays up more consistently. Then finally getting a Nexus TV or Chromecast for them to watch netflix/hulu/etc on the TV. Right now they are using the Wii. The BD player I bought my mom works but Netflix is bugged on it and my fucking sister keeps losing the remote for it. That fact is making me think about chromecast since it's using a phone. This would all my a christmas thing. They complain about stuff not working, and when something does bust I hate having to live with the terrible wiring behind there. I'd like to update the TV and mount it, but the old 720p Vizio 37" from like 8 years ago still seems to work fine.[/QUOTE] You remind me of my family, they have a shitty Sharp TV (Which is technically a rebranded Vestal and are awful). The box they use to receive satellite TV lost it's HDMI port ages ago and they've were too lazy to fix it despite it costing £80 or so to get it so they just sit watching it in awful Standard definition like slobs and they complain of the sound being inaudible over noise yet won't invest in good speakers that aren't tinny and don't point down onto the floor. I do all my viewing upstairs now as a result.
[QUOTE=Genericenemy;49202655]You remind me of my family, they have a shitty Sharp TV (Which is technically a rebranded Vestal and are awful). The box they use to receive satellite TV lost it's HDMI port ages ago and they've were too lazy to fix it despite it costing £80 or so to get it so they just sit watching it in awful Standard definition like slobs and they complain of the sound being inaudible over noise yet won't invest in good speakers that aren't tinny and don't point down onto the floor. I do all my viewing upstairs now as a result.[/QUOTE] We have an amp and a big subwoofer with surround speakers. In a box. It's been there since we moved here 8 years ago.
Firefox just stopped responding because of all those images :v:
[QUOTE=wickedplayer494;49201575]-Wall of photos-[/QUOTE] If you're posting metric shitloads of photos at once, you can embed imgur albums with [media] tags now
[QUOTE=helifreak;49202878]We have an amp and a big subwoofer with surround speakers. In a box. It's been there since we moved here 8 years ago.[/QUOTE] If the system is worth its weight in gold I'd urge you to get it out. I've only got two speakers but at times it can really feel like I'm watching something in a private cinema. In fact it may even be better due to the fact that it isn't a 2K image blown up to a cinema size screen.
Ya know a TV studio picked the cheapest desktops when the box only has 2 USB ports...
At work, the old x86 box running Mikrotik RouterOS acting as a server router kept rebooting itself. I tried downgrading the firmware and it crashed pretty hard last night. The traffic is pretty low on that particular router and I didn't really have another one to spare that wasn't a backup for something more important. So I threw the config onto one of these: [url]http://routerboard.com/RB951Ui-2HnD[/url] It worked. I actually was able to sleep last night. It won't handle a ton of pps, but as long as people can hit DNS it will hold until replacements arrive.
So my friend's 5000$ super duper watercooled computer shat itself, the acryllic tubes cracked and leaked water onto the video card, he said it arced between the gpu board and the block. Anyways, if I lend him my old 670 to check if his board will boot (no onboard graphics), is there any chance it will diddle my card, I guess if his card shorted out it might have damaged his board? Similarly, If we happen to try putting his ruined 980 ti in my old computer, what are the chances of it damaging my board?
[QUOTE=BackSapper;49201723][url]http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/[/url] I'm still waiting for this to be updated. No one got injured at work today so that's good.[/QUOTE] I thought South Park was joking when they had an episode about this. Jesus, shoppers are nuts.
[QUOTE=Birdman101;49203638]So my friend's 5000$ super duper watercooled computer[/QUOTE] Jesus christ. And I thought that my PC's prices were excessive with a ~1800$ pricetag
how do you even spend $5k on a personal computer?
I usually go with the Newest i7-*770K (well, until intel changed it's format in skylake), Newest Nvidia GTX-*80 (or GTX-*80TI), 16GB Ram and take my existing HDD's and SSD's over, and the rest of the parts that match the hardware. This formula has lasted me well since 2010.
[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;49203860]how do you even spend $5k on a personal computer?[/QUOTE] 5960X, a Titan or two, 64 GB of RAM, maybe even a quadro for the hell of it Also see a 900D and AX1200i
Why go with a 5960X when you can go with a Xeon E5-2699? 18 cores and 36 threads! Actually, fuck it, while we're at it you should be using a dual-CPU motherboard. 36 cores, 72 threads! Something like 128GB RAM! And just fill a 900D with as many fuckin Titan X'es and high capacity SSD's you can stuff in there, to inflate the price further.
Pfft. 900D is for broke chumps.
[QUOTE=Birdman101;49203638]So my friend's 5000$ super duper watercooled computer shat itself, the acryllic tubes cracked and leaked water onto the video card,[/QUOTE] Even Cray learned the hard way that using acrylic in thermally unstable environments was a really bad idea. How to people still not understand this?
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