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  2008-10-08 01:12:12 PM  
Can someone inform me as to what domains I need to add to my hosts file to block the crap on the Geek tab that has appeared today? I can't visit the Geek tab because it crashes Camino every time it tries to load whatever has magically appeared here.
 
  2008-10-08 08:19:59 PM  
bubbaprog: Can someone inform me as to what domains I need to add to my hosts file to block the crap on the Geek tab that has appeared today? I can't visit the Geek tab because it crashes Camino every time it tries to load whatever has magically appeared here.

Grr, the actual image is hosted at img2.fark.net

So far I haven't found anything else that's at img2: tags are either at img0 or img1, so you could try blocking img2 specifically and see if that works. The link goes to vator.tv so I'd probably block the, too.

It's crap like that, though, that makes me use the PDA version of the site (http://www.fark.com/geek/pda.html for the geek page, http://www.fark.com/pda.html for the main). Of course, that's mainly 'cause I'm browsing *from* a PDA most of the time, but it works on "real" computers, too.
 
  2008-10-08 11:58:35 PM  
StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor
bubbaprog: Can someone inform me as to what domains I need to add to my hosts file to block the crap on the Geek tab that has appeared today? I can't visit the Geek tab because it crashes Camino every time it tries to load whatever has magically appeared here.

Grr, the actual image is hosted at img2.fark.net


Meh, just checked; matches my "*/ads/*" rule and some also have "banner" in their name, so whatever..
 
  2008-10-10 01:18:04 PM  
I'm still confused about some things, perhaps you can help:

-- Was the person whose pary were with the father the same person who first asked how babby is formed, or was he mocking the asker? Or it a different story entirely?

-- How could John Freeman have shot the headcrab oficer in the head if he ddint have weapon?

-- Did the original intro to Zero Wing have any spoken dialogue, or was that added in later by fanboys?
 
  2008-10-10 11:08:56 PM  
N. S. Radieaux: -- How could John Freeman have shot the headcrab oficer in the head if he ddint have weapon?

BECAUSE YOU ARE HEADCRAB ZOMBIE!!!

/my brother is in trouble there
//hope this helped
 
  2008-10-11 03:42:07 PM  
I got my first web related cease and desist, woot!

Basically, I was a programmer for company x. Company went through a layoff, so I started my own programming site and cited some work I did and linked to it.

I think I will mail them back the letter, after I wipe with it. Can only add value.
 
  2008-10-11 05:40:54 PM  
I should probably retract my previous comments about Kubuntu Intrepid. The updates have been coming thick and fast (daily), and it's getting more stable and faster every time.

also, the latest linux nvidia driver is a pretty serious release
 
  2008-10-12 05:29:34 PM  
I will likely be in charge of building a media center PC for someone soon- typically I use on board sound, and have never bought a soundcard before... any recommendations for a good sound card? This guy is a total musicphile, so I want to make sure that what I get for him is going to sound really good- he's not great with computers though, so I also would like something that has the minimum (if any) software that he'll be worrying about.

Also, I hated Windows Media Center with a passion. I figure his current computer has XP, and I've never used Vista... do any of you feel that Vista has a better media playback interface? I would prefer to us XP Pro because I've had such a good experience with it, he's probably most familiar with it, it's cheaper, and the system requirements are pretty low compared to vista with all it's shiny crap running. Yay or Nay?
 
  2008-10-12 08:26:34 PM  
The Vista Media Center is light years ahead of the XP Media Center. Apart from that, you're pretty much stuck with Foobar 2000, Winamp, or WMP 11.

If you end up getting a Creative sound card, beware that the vista drivers are neutered.
 
  2008-10-13 01:18:38 AM  
I have a bluegears sound card, and it's wonderful. But I only use it in XP and Linux. Who knows how it would do in Vista.
 
  2008-10-13 03:58:36 PM  
TehNacho: I will likely be in charge of building a media center PC for someone soon- typically I use on board sound, and have never bought a soundcard before... any recommendations for a good sound card? This guy is a total musicphile, so I want to make sure that what I get for him is going to sound really good- he's not great with computers though, so I also would like something that has the minimum (if any) software that he'll be worrying about.

ASUS soundcards are supposedly very good.
 
  2008-10-13 05:06:32 PM  
If he's a musicphile, his home theater/stereo/whatever amp might have an optical (SP/DIF) input, and if the onbound sound has an optical output, you're good to go with just that...
 
  2008-10-13 08:33:47 PM  
Random purchasing questions(relevant enough?):

1: Keep destroying my earbuds, anything that's nice and durable that anyone can recommend? Within reasonable price, at least; I can get nice "Gummi" JVC earbuds for 10 bucks with good quality/sound. And they're green!

2: Cool tablet PC crap anyone? I found a nice art program (ArtRage for $20) and Vista works wonders for working the comp with my pen, but are there just any fun/helpful/ect apps anyone uses?
One specific thing I'm looking for (may not be "just" for tablets) is something to swap the windows bar when I swap screen modes (it's a hybrid, laptop, then swivel and it's a clipboard-like tablet for the pen) so that I can have it automatically/at the press of a button swap the bar/other settings? I already have something to swap the wallpaper when I do that, was wondering if there's any similar stuff out there.

/Tell me I'm not the only one with a tablet
 
  2008-10-14 01:52:52 PM  
Barakku: Random purchasing questions(relevant enough?):

1: Keep destroying my earbuds, anything that's nice and durable that anyone can recommend? Within reasonable price, at least; I can get nice "Gummi" JVC earbuds for 10 bucks with good quality/sound. And they're green!


How long do yours last? I go thru a pair about once every 6 mo, but Im rough on my toys. I find no real difference in durability between expensive and cheap ones, so Id recomend any below $15.
 
  2008-10-14 03:06:33 PM  
going through earbuds is pretty much a constant with me.

what angers me is that whenever I find a decent kind, they stop making it. I guess I should hoard them whenever I find ones I like.

/I'm looking at you, sennheiser.
 
  2008-10-14 06:01:12 PM  
Man On Fire
/I'm looking at you, sennheiser.

My opinion about Sennheiser ear plugs:
Great sound, but I'm convinced their plugs (at least in the 20-30 Euro range with cable volume control) are made with weak points that are going to break pretty quickly.
The three pairs I got during the last year or so all didn't last very long - and surely not long enough for the prices that Sennheiser is asking.

I recommend to keep the receipt if you buy Sennheiser - you might need it to get a replacement in case they come with a warranty.
 
  2008-10-14 10:06:58 PM  
nosajghoul: Barakku: Random purchasing questions(relevant enough?):

1: Keep destroying my earbuds, anything that's nice and durable that anyone can recommend? Within reasonable price, at least; I can get nice "Gummi" JVC earbuds for 10 bucks with good quality/sound. And they're green!

How long do yours last? I go thru a pair about once every 6 mo, but Im rough on my toys. I find no real difference in durability between expensive and cheap ones, so Id recomend any below $15.


About 3 months of heavy use?ish. These have been stepped on...at least once (that's not common...honest!) but they're starting to come appart in various ways. Not all of them foot-related. Figured with most products there's little difference, but figured there may be some construction worker-type thing. Tempted to get those MGS codec like things that stimulate your ear bones directly, I can't take the muffs off those/ect. Not sure if I wanna buy 200 dollar or something insane for something I can't even try first.
 
  2008-10-16 04:58:16 PM  
Barakku: figured there may be some construction worker-type thing.

I know the military has hardware thats rated 'tougher' than civillian counterparts. For instance, you can get a plain old resistor, or a military grade one. I wonder if theres military grade earbuds?
 
  2008-10-16 08:14:49 PM  
nosajghoul: Barakku: figured there may be some construction worker-type thing.

I know the military has hardware thats rated 'tougher' than civillian counterparts. For instance, you can get a plain old resistor, or a military grade one. I wonder if theres military grade earbuds?


you can get headsets, and probably clunky stereo headphones, but I doubt earbuds.

/mil geardo.
 
  2008-10-16 09:12:03 PM  
Man On Fire: nosajghoul: Barakku: figured there may be some construction worker-type thing.

I know the military has hardware thats rated 'tougher' than civillian counterparts. For instance, you can get a plain old resistor, or a military grade one. I wonder if theres military grade earbuds?

you can get headsets, and probably clunky stereo headphones, but I doubt earbuds.

/mil geardo.


Ironically all I can seem to find are military grade headphones-military grade noise cancellation that is, which I'm not looking for. Probably just gonna pick up a new set of cheap JVCs, they're always high quality.

/No one has tablet PC tips :(?
 
  2008-10-17 02:42:08 PM  
I have Planet Earth on HD-DVD. Wanted the series in high def, but was stupidly impatient about acquiring it, and didn't even wait to have a player for it.

So what's the best option for viewing the content? Sucking it up and re-buying it on BR? I would prefer having the entire series in digital form on a hard drive, so would it be easier to find an HD-DVD drive to rip it with? Or would it be cheaper and simpler to find the last HD-DVD player in existence and buy that JUST for one set of discs?

Not really in a hurry to move up to high def entertainment, but if there's a cheap option to watch what I have right now...
 
  2008-10-19 12:09:47 AM  
Barakku: Man On Fire: nosajghoul: Barakku: figured there may be some construction worker-type thing.

I know the military has hardware thats rated 'tougher' than civillian counterparts. For instance, you can get a plain old resistor, or a military grade one. I wonder if theres military grade earbuds?

you can get headsets, and probably clunky stereo headphones, but I doubt earbuds.

/mil geardo.

Ironically all I can seem to find are military grade headphones-military grade noise cancellation that is, which I'm not looking for. Probably just gonna pick up a new set of cheap JVCs, they're always high quality.

/No one has tablet PC tips :(?


if I had one I would. lenovo's x200 is on my wishlist, but it's like the 14th item down.
 
  2008-10-19 10:14:42 AM  
I used a tablet PC years ago... for work. I never used any cool software, though. All I can help you with is breaking the handwriting recognition.
 
  2008-10-19 07:20:32 PM  
Stuck to the side of customer's computer:

i106.photobucket.com

/sigh
 
  2008-10-20 12:01:22 AM  
I wish it was widespread policy to publish such offenders.

Internal Website:
2008 10 19 John Smith - taped password with destroy notice to computer
2008 10 15 Karen Abbott - turned off firewall to get rid of "firewall messages"

People would either learn quickly, or at least you'd have a list of repeat offenders to fire.

Then again, you can't operate a business without any executive and staff.

Would it be more feasible if unique IDs were used instead of names? Get the watercooler shaming talk going.
 
  2008-10-20 11:34:34 PM  
I know of a place that keeps sensitive financial information for many people.

The PGP key for their server...

Is written in Sharpie...

On the front of the server.
 
  2008-10-21 01:46:19 AM  
Please tell me the door to the room the server is in is at least locked? :)
 
  2008-10-21 11:33:42 AM  
FuturePastNow: I know of a place that keeps sensitive financial information for many people.

The PGP key for their server...

Is written in Sharpie...

On the front of the server.


My accountant used to keep a backup of all her data on an unencrypted external hard drive. She would back everything up every day and take that HD home with her - and stick it in her desk drawer at home.
 
  2008-10-21 06:02:07 PM  
Mike: Please tell me the door to the room the server is in is at least locked? :)

No, it's a small business (tax preparation). The server is on a table in the back of the main room. Anyone going to the bathroom walks by it.
 
  2008-10-22 12:58:26 AM  
FuturePastNow: I used a tablet PC years ago... for work. I never used any cool software, though. All I can help you with is breaking the handwriting recognition.

I had fun with that in XP, but then again XP wasn't trainable, and I write terribly, so it was never close to what I typed. There's little difference between my p's and l's, m's and n's, and h's and n's though, so it still doesn't always like me. I can still post to fark with it though. If I ever post with no starting caps and brief sentences, I'm probably using the handwriting.

FuturePastNow: Mike: Please tell me the door to the room the server is in is at least locked? :)

No, it's a small business (tax preparation). The server is on a table in the back of the main room. Anyone going to the bathroom walks by it.


Hey buddy, which way to the uh, bathroom?
 
  2008-10-22 11:50:30 AM  
First Question: Is one able to upgrade from Open Office 2.0 to 3.0 on his Asus Eee 4G PC? More to the point, is one who got an Asus Eee 4G PC because of its simplicity/cost/portability and not because he knows jack shiat about Unix or Linux able to upgrade from Open Office 2.0 to 3.0 on his Asus Eee 4G PC?

Second Question: In the Star Wars universe, or pretty much any other sci-fi universe where humans and aliens live together, what are the public school systems like? Are the schools integrated, or segregated by species? If they go to school together, are there some classes taken by one specific species as those classes would only benefit them, like how boys used to take shop while girls took home economics? And in places with "racial" tension, like on Taris before Darth Malak destroyed it, was there an integration of schools that mirrored the U.S. integration movement in the '60s?
 
  2008-10-22 06:37:01 PM  
N. S. Radieaux: First Question: Is one able to upgrade from Open Office 2.0 to 3.0 on his Asus Eee 4G PC? More to the point, is one who got an Asus Eee 4G PC because of its simplicity/cost/portability and not because he knows jack shiat about Unix or Linux able to upgrade from Open Office 2.0 to 3.0 on his Asus Eee 4G PC?

Using the stock Xandros install? I think you'd have to wait for Asus to update their repo. I'm not entirely sure. There's not a lot about it on the eeeuser forums.

Second Question: In the Star Wars universe, or pretty much any other sci-fi universe where humans and aliens live together, what are the public school systems like? Are the schools integrated, or segregated by species? If they go to school together, are there some classes taken by one specific species as those classes would only benefit them, like how boys used to take shop while girls took home economics? And in places with "racial" tension, like on Taris before Darth Malak destroyed it, was there an integration of schools that mirrored the U.S. integration movement in the '60s?

shut up
 
  2008-10-22 10:37:43 PM  
N. S. Radieaux: Second Question: In the Star Wars universe, or pretty much any other sci-fi universe where humans and aliens live together, what are the public school systems like? Are the schools integrated, or segregated by species? If they go to school together, are there some classes taken by one specific species as those classes would only benefit them, like how boys used to take shop while girls took home economics? And in places with "racial" tension, like on Taris before Darth Malak destroyed it, was there an integration of schools that mirrored the U.S. integration movement in the '60s?

Well, I don't know about the Darth Malak thing, but in the school for young jedis where Yoda was teaching in the fake star wars movies (the new ones) I think there were humans and non-humans..maybe. Can't remember for sure and it would take the armies of several global powers to get me to watch those got damn movies again to find out. Funny robot noises FTL. But that was a jedi school which seemed based on hippie ideals more than strict learning.

I'm going to guess that the more non-human a non-human is, the more likely it's going to stay within the bounds of it's kind. Common sense. The Bothans were pretty human-like, and I think in some of the Rogue Squadron books, one of the [human] pilots and a Bothan were dating, so I'm sure they could go to school together easily.

I bet a book or movie based less on scifi adventures and more on speciesism would be mind-numbingly boring. Didn't really answer your question, but it was fun to think about.

suck it no_47
 
  2008-10-22 11:10:00 PM  
i33.tinypic.com
 
  2008-10-23 07:33:00 PM  
Thanks #47, gayb.
 
  2008-10-23 08:57:41 PM  
N. S. Radieaux: And in places with "racial" tension, like on Taris before Darth Malak destroyed it, was there an integration of schools that mirrored the U.S. integration movement in the '60s?

Funny you mention that, I was thinking about a Star Wars plot paralleling the Women's Lib movement. Featuring a Sith villainess with severe penis envy.

The ensuing drama would pretty much write itself.
 
  2008-10-24 03:12:47 PM  
Let's see if this thread is as broken as the PSAEF..
 
  2008-10-26 12:25:01 AM  
it's drunk, and I'm a Saturday night posting on Fark. Amen!!!11
 
  2008-10-26 03:49:27 AM  
Okay, I give, I need help shopping for an Ultramobile PC (not entirely sure I want to buy one yet at this point though) Google is no help, I can't even find an aprox price. Any tips searching/a good site to shop? Not even entirely sure what to call them.

Anyone with personal expirence with them?
 
  2008-10-26 03:51:55 AM  
For clarification, I want a baby tablet, like the kid with a split keybaord on either side, not this small fold up laptop horseshiat
 
  2008-10-26 03:43:38 PM  
They're called "netbooks" or as you're aware "UMPCs"

start by looking at Acer Aspire One, MSI Wind, and the various Asus eeePC models
 
  2008-10-26 03:46:15 PM  
okaaaaaaay then no

Like one of those fancypants Nokia phones?
 
  2008-10-26 05:13:27 PM  
When I run CC cleaner I get an error message I've never seen before. It pops up near the clock just like Windows update and desktop cleanup wizard balloons.

It says:

CCleaner.exe - Corrupt File
The file or directory C:\$Mft is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

As far as I can tell, CCleaner still works. Other than a stupid long startup time, I'm not having any issues with my computer.

What could this be.
 
  2008-10-26 07:23:50 PM  
No_47: okaaaaaaay then no

Like one of those fancypants Nokia phones?


Gah, no, like the ASUS stuff:
www.tech2.com

But I've seen some with little split keyboards on either side too, though most seem to have gone with the slide-out keyboard.
Lots of weirdness on google, clearly lots of methods of adding the keyboard, but UMPC seems to mostly be it.

www.slipperybrick.com
This looks nice, but I'd like something with a comfortable pen too;currently using a hybrid Tablet PC from Toshiba, VERY nice, comfortable pen, not like the DS style pen this has...

I've become a bit too used to my tablet, so anything portable without a pen feels like a waste of money to me :/.
 
  2008-10-26 07:39:59 PM  
No_47: They're called "netbooks" or as you're aware "UMPCs"

start by looking at Acer Aspire One, MSI Wind, and the various Asus eeePC models


I've heard of the eee, a friend of mine wants one, doesn't appeal to me. I can't type very well on a NORMAL sized keyboard, and don't care to use the normal comp layout in class either way. I may stick with my current comp through undergrad at least, but it's a bit heavy/ect. Battery life is also a bit of a pain, I have 3 batteries for mine actually (2 normal (one dead...) and an extended). I like computers but being teathered to an ugly workstation in one seat is very unappealing, I greatly enjoy the freedom of my tablet. I tend to use my tablet pen as a replacement for my touchpad/mouse, even in notebook mode.
 
  2008-10-26 07:53:45 PM  
Those UMPCs sold very poorly, especially in the US, so most manufacturers gave up on them. But companies that import crap from Japan still sell them here. Dynamism has that Samsung Q1 Ultra for $900. They've got some others as well.
 
  2008-10-26 09:15:56 PM  
FuturePastNow: Those UMPCs sold very poorly, especially in the US, so most manufacturers gave up on them. But companies that import crap from Japan still sell them here. Dynamism has that Samsung Q1 Ultra for $900. They've got some others as well.

I've kinda wondered why Tablets (like mine, big ones that double as laptops, not UMPCs) aren't more popular...I'm in college and I've never seen another...most peple have never seen one before, and I pretty much get a compliment on it every time I sit next to someone in a lecture, some people even tracking me down after class to ask WTF it is/how it works...even my comp sci TA asked about it. I think college students would eat this shiat up, IDK why they've never been marketed more toward college students. It's not that much more expensive and it's a LOT nicer than 50 farking notebooks. Searchable notes are awesome, too.

UMPCs are different; the non-tablet ones just seem...stupid to me, too tiny. Any particular reason these failed? Do they have the nice features notebook size ones have (induction based pen, fully working OS?)
Kinda tempted for the Q1 ultra, goes for 500ish used on ebay. I'll paw through dynamism to see what's availible.
 
  2008-10-26 09:24:55 PM  
OMG I almost came watching the demo of the shift (new window)

Do these things have inductive pens you you can hover/right click with a mouse/ect, or is it just a touchscreen you use a pen on, like the nintendo DS? My biggie has a fully functioning pen, I'm not sure if I could function without a hover function. Do these do that/is this possible, or can those tiny pens not do that? My pen's full sized and $60.
 
  2008-10-26 09:35:49 PM  
Blech. I powered down my machine and went to watch a movie. Came back, turned it on, and CHKDSK was running. I wrote down some of the stuff it spat at me. Because of a "Code 128," some files 84756, 84763, 84765, and 133520 were all deleted. They left some "orphan files." XP then tried to correct an error in index $130 in file 10222. Then, it spat out a huge number of files within 10222 which had to be deleted. Some of them were .gifs, some of them were web addresses from the file name, but there were A LOT of files it deleted. This created some more orphan files which were later apparently restored.

Am I, or my computer, going to die? I've never seen CHKDSK do anything like this, but then again it's been years since I've had a machine that needed it to run.
 
  2008-10-26 09:48:10 PM  
TehNacho: Blech. I powered down my machine and went to watch a movie. Came back, turned it on, and CHKDSK was running. I wrote down some of the stuff it spat at me. Because of a "Code 128," some files 84756, 84763, 84765, and 133520 were all deleted. They left some "orphan files." XP then tried to correct an error in index $130 in file 10222. Then, it spat out a huge number of files within 10222 which had to be deleted. Some of them were .gifs, some of them were web addresses from the file name, but there were A LOT of files it deleted. This created some more orphan files which were later apparently restored.

Am I, or my computer, going to die? I've never seen CHKDSK do anything like this, but then again it's been years since I've had a machine that needed it to run.


Sounds like your hard drive's failing-I'd do a full backup and replace the harddrive ASAP. Start the backup immediately-it may be fine for a while, but once a harddrive's started to lose files like that (even one file) the whole thing's not long for this earth.
 
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