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  2009-04-28 01:48:12 AM  
SleepyMcGee:

Anyone else encounter this?

TIA


Kwallet?
 
  2009-04-28 01:58:35 AM  
The Voice of Doom

Hmmm, ownership must have changed somewhere along the line. I changed ownership back to my login and everything seems to work fine. Thanks for your help!
 
  2009-04-28 04:54:40 PM  
FuturePastNow: I don't suppose it would be possible to filter headline searches to TotalFark tabs like TFD?

Maybe, lemme think about how that'd work...
 
  2009-04-28 04:57:43 PM  
Yeah, I think I can do that, it'll require reindexing everything which takes ~5 hours though... Xapian's kinda bloaty that way...
 
  2009-04-28 06:10:04 PM  
Cool. I don't want to make your life hard, though.
 
  2009-04-28 07:53:34 PM  
Mike: Clicky beta test thingie

Does it search the contents of headlines *and* the contents of threads?

A search for "asus eee pc" (without quotes, sorted by date) doesn't bring up any results with the actual words in them. Sorting by relevance brings up many results with only the first one containing all the words.

Thanks much for the effort, been on my Fark wishlist for a long time!
 
  2009-04-29 12:53:49 AM  
MS Office Service Pack 2 adds Open Document format support for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Embrace, extend, extinguish.
 
  2009-04-29 02:13:59 AM  
Mike: Clicky beta test thingie:

Very cool, now i can send people here and they can dig right in to whatever their troll soul desires
 
  2009-04-29 06:12:55 PM  
Headlines only.
 
  2009-04-29 06:30:31 PM  
the new headline search has now replaced the old one.
 
  2009-05-01 04:56:41 PM  
this is just way too much excitement for me.
 
  2009-05-01 11:57:08 PM  
leftyblonde: this is just way too much excitement for me.

I KNOW.

gosh

I could tell you all more about the new computer I've built, but that would put this thread over the top.
 
  2009-05-02 11:27:12 AM  
FuturePastNow: leftyblonde: this is just way too much excitement for me.

I KNOW.

gosh

I could tell you all more about the new computer I've built, but that would put this thread over the top.


I finally discovered the cable management slots in my machine. I went from a huge ugly trunk to two slightly smaller huge ugly trunks and a bunch of wires clumped together where you can barely see them.
 
  2009-05-02 11:50:14 AM  
TehNacho: I finally discovered the cable management slots in my machine. I went from a huge ugly trunk to two slightly smaller huge ugly trunks and a bunch of wires clumped together where you can barely see them.

Cable management is good for air flow, and for weird people whose computer cases have windows on the side. But mostly for air flow.
 
  2009-05-02 01:09:01 PM  
FuturePastNow: TehNacho: I finally discovered the cable management slots in my machine. I went from a huge ugly trunk to two slightly smaller huge ugly trunks and a bunch of wires clumped together where you can barely see them.

Cable management is good for air flow, and for weird people whose computer cases have windows on the side. But mostly for air flow.


Oh yeah, I know. I've checked with SpeedFan and my temps have dropped by a few degrees across the board with the exception of my GPU and CPU.

The problem is that as hard as I tried, there are still giant ugly vines overtaking my case.

That said though, my case does not have a window, yet.
 
  2009-05-02 05:01:41 PM  
modular power supplies help a bit w/ reducing cable clutter.
 
  2009-05-02 09:25:59 PM  
Modular power supplies are great! So are 250mm fans :-)
 
  2009-05-02 09:46:04 PM  
Mike: modular power supplies help a bit w/ reducing cable clutter.

Didn't have enough when I built this machine to get a name brand modular (I have a good powersupply though- Thermaltake ToughPower, 700 watt)... probably will get one at some point though.

I'd really like to dive right in to a better case. I have a CM690 but anything that is an upgrade is too big for my desk or is too pricey. The CM690 is a pretty competent case, but it's a bit bland. I could get a window for it but for some reason they decided to make the window impossibly farking tiny on the windowed model.
 
  2009-05-03 12:51:31 AM  
I've been using the same Antec P150 case for several years. It came with a modular power supply, which has since found another home. I decided that, for noise reasons, I wanted a PSU cooled by a 120mm fan. There weren't any good modular ones in my price range.

I'll make do with hiding the cable I don't need.
 
  2009-05-03 12:58:34 AM  
FuturePastNow: I've been using the same Antec P150 case for several years. It came with a modular power supply, which has since found another home. I decided that, for noise reasons, I wanted a PSU cooled by a 120mm fan. There weren't any good modular ones in my price range.

I'll make do with hiding the cable I don't need.


All of my fans are supposed to be the quiet type. My PSU has a "silent" 140mm on it.

The thing is that my machine is so farking loud I can hear it out in the living room. Every day I think about unplugging a few fans but meh.
 
  2009-05-03 10:51:50 AM  
TehNacho: All of my fans are supposed to be the quiet type. My PSU has a "silent" 140mm on it.

The thing is that my machine is so farking loud I can hear it out in the living room. Every day I think about unplugging a few fans but meh.


Undervolt them. A fan that is loud at 12V will be quiet at 7V and silent at 5V. You can either buy a fan speed controller- I have a couple of Zalman Fanmates- or modify a power cable to deliver the right voltage. This is really easy to make, just be careful with it or you'll fry something.
 
  2009-05-03 01:25:59 PM  
FuturePastNow: TehNacho: All of my fans are supposed to be the quiet type. My PSU has a "silent" 140mm on it.

The thing is that my machine is so farking loud I can hear it out in the living room. Every day I think about unplugging a few fans but meh.

Undervolt them. A fan that is loud at 12V will be quiet at 7V and silent at 5V. You can either buy a fan speed controller- I have a couple of Zalman Fanmates- or modify a power cable to deliver the right voltage. This is really easy to make, just be careful with it or you'll fry something.


Lol not sure if I have enough space.

The 690 only has four 5.25 bays and one 3.5 which can be converted to 5.25.

It does however, have something like 6 more 3.5 hard drive bays behind the front fan which face to the side. There is pare of me that thinks it'd be sweeeeet turn these into a set of normal 3.5 bays. Put the memory card reader on the side panel, a fan controller on the side panel, y'know, stuff like that. Then I'd have that 5.25 bay freed up for a blue ray drive.

Now that I am unemployed, I might have the time, energy, and boredom to undertake the project.

And I'm aware of fan controllers that either mount inside of the case or in the back of the case, but the ones inside the case are seriously not convenient and the ones on the back are both not convenient and there isn't a lot of space back there either.
 
  2009-05-03 01:52:27 PM  
Oh, hey, this is neat (it started happening about a week ago, but I didn't understand what was going on because the google result was wrong)... so, when I start Steam, my antiviral program stops running and windows update (even on days where they are not pushing out updates) crashes. The update.bat file fixed windows update and it stopped crashing, but I can't get my antivirus to work and steam at the same time. It'll work normally up until I try to open steam, at which point my computer will do a micro lockup for about two to three minutes, I'll get a message saying that the process for my firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, and vulnerabilities protection have been shut off. Trying to restart the process that got shut off does not appear to be working. The only thing that does work is exiting Steam and restarting the computer (because I don't have steam set up to run on start up, start up works just like normal). I've also modified the permissions in the anti-virus program to fully allow Steam and any other programs associated with it, and I still get the crash.

Of course, my anti-virus company probably won't ever get back to me, and STEAM technical support is non-existent... what would you all recommend?
 
  2009-05-03 08:22:43 PM  
technacho, I recommend not running antivirus at all unless you feel like maybe there's a real problem that needs dealt with.

I haven't used any kind of antivirus for a couple of years or so. I tend to get all antsy if I haven't reformatted my windows machine in over a year anyway. The extra processes running in the background annoy me, even if makes no real difference in performance.

Don't even have adware/spyware removal software installed, either. Just don't use it enough to keep it installed and updated.
 
  2009-05-03 11:23:45 PM  
gayb: technacho, I recommend not running antivirus at all unless you feel like maybe there's a real problem that needs dealt with.

I haven't used any kind of antivirus for a couple of years or so. I tend to get all antsy if I haven't reformatted my windows machine in over a year anyway. The extra processes running in the background annoy me, even if makes no real difference in performance.

Don't even have adware/spyware removal software installed, either. Just don't use it enough to keep it installed and updated.


I tried for a long time to run without an anti-virus because they are typically a lot more trouble than they are worth. The problem is that my wife does not understand the simple concept of "DON'T OPEN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW!" She and I both have the same anti-virus but I make sure mine is running and her machine... shudder.

I'd like to run without an AV suite, but it just seems prudent to be running one with the network situation I'm on.
 
  2009-05-04 01:24:58 AM  
TehNacho [TotalFark] 2009-05-03 01:52:27 PM

the steam, it wants unholy permissions with your hdd, so its designed to kill interfering processes like AV & FW when it runs.

Technically, you could say its a virus because it acts like one.
how much do you trust steam? to run it you give it all the keys to your HDD.
i would scrub [deep clean/scan] the OS after every use of that one, just in case...
 
  2009-05-04 01:57:28 AM  
my modular power supply doesn't have enough modules
 
  2009-05-04 11:10:40 AM  
wumpy is one smart guy.
 
  2009-05-04 11:30:12 AM  
No_47: my modular power supply doesn't have enough modules

I ordered more for mine- now I have too many
 
  2009-05-04 11:53:08 AM  
i59.photobucket.com
 
  2009-05-06 09:43:46 AM  
I hate cups. I also hate active directory. I hate them most together.
 
  2009-05-07 09:27:30 PM  
Couple of questions about something I have no experience with:

I have an AT&T cell phone with a SIM card in it. Can I buy an unlocked phone, swap the SIM into it, and expect it to just work? Is it really that easy, or would I have to set it up somehow?

And if so, can I use a smart phone without a data plan? I'm not going to use the browser or email or anything like that, I just want to make sure it will not screw anything up.
 
  2009-05-07 10:31:51 PM  
FuturePastNow [TotalFark] 2009-05-07 09:27:30 PM

For some phones you can unlock this way:
http://www.gsmliberty.net/shop/nokia_unlock.php
T mobile will work by swapping a sim card to any phone that takes a sim card[unlocked] at&t should.
 
  2009-05-07 11:41:48 PM  
JSTACAT: T mobile will work by swapping a sim card to any phone that takes a sim card[unlocked] at&t should.

That's what I think. But I've never done it before, hence the need for reassurance before I spend $$$
 
  2009-05-09 08:56:52 PM  
FuturePastNow: JSTACAT: T mobile will work by swapping a sim card to any phone that takes a sim card[unlocked] at&t should.

That's what I think. But I've never done it before, hence the need for reassurance before I spend $$$


if it's not a fancy-pants smartphone with automatic email and other crap, AFAIK it should work.
 
  2009-05-10 12:56:54 AM  
Curiosity got the better of me- I downloaded the 64-bit version of Windows 7 with the intention of running it in Sun's xVM VirtualBox. Version 2.0.4

My host OS is 32bit XP Pro- I've burnt the ISO to a DVD and tried installing but I've hit a wall- it says that my processor is not a 64bit processor. It's a core 2 duo and I was under the impression that they ALL are capable of running 64bit- am I hosed because the virtual machine won't emulate 64bit, or am I hosed because it won't emulate 64bit if the host OS is 32bit? I've checked under all of the headings I can find, and short of enabling the extensions in one of the advanced tabs I cannot find anything referencing 32bit this or 64bit that. What are my options?
 
  2009-05-10 01:21:09 AM  
Duh Nacho. Update VMbox and instead of selecting "other" select "64bit windows 7" when setting up the system.

Hooray, new problem. I start up the machine and it gives an honest effort to boot but once I get to the splash screen, VMbox, or windows, or both, crashes.

I'll start by allocating more than 12mb of video memory...
 
  2009-05-10 01:29:03 AM  
Ok, now it's installing. I had to uncheck some CPU extensions, add to the video memory available, and went from down 2048 to 1024 of RAM, which may have been causing the issue because that's "more than 50% of my host systems memory!"

If 64 bit 7 runs ok, my machine supports up to 32gb of RAM. sweet.
 
  2009-05-10 01:57:09 AM  
Hm. When I use 1024mb of ram as my base memory, it runs OK, but when I up it to 2048mb of ram VMbox crashes at the Windows splash screen. Strange.
 
  2009-05-10 11:24:58 AM  
wyrlss: Figured out a more elegant solution, but thanks.

I realize it's been a while - anyone wanna tackle my second question?
 
  2009-05-11 10:13:51 AM  
Hay Mike users.pl?self=1 statistics new posts count like on main page yes?
 
  2009-05-11 04:14:06 PM  
the numbers oughta be the same, yeah
 
  2009-05-11 04:35:31 PM  
Mike: the numbers oughta be the same, yeah

Ahm, sorry, meant the unread posts in "40 posts in last 15 days:" am not like where they show (+x) on main tabs (It'd be easier to keep track of discussions I actually participate in)

That's funny. I just noticed that the sites end with the same letters I end my perl script filenames with.
 
  2009-05-11 06:30:25 PM  
Well, yeah, 'cause Fark's written in Perl :)
 
  2009-05-12 12:22:31 PM  
I saw an odd MS office behavior that I've not encountered before. It would seem that after a while of being on a friends machine starts doing abnormal things with the various office apps. Namely, all the keys act as thought the shift was held down, numbers are symbols, lower case is caps etc.. The menus also go full retard. Selecting save gets you an open document window, Print gets a formatting window. Any ideas? Could this be a memory issue somehow? 2GB on XP. Nothing is apparently sluggish.
 
  2009-05-12 02:34:46 PM  
Hit both shift keys a few times so that it realizes the shift keys aren't actually stuck. Or check the StickyKeys option in the Accessibility control panel.
 
  2009-05-13 12:13:53 AM  
and make sure the keyboard's regional settings aren't set to UK or Russia or some sh*t in the control panel

One of our computers was acting up the other day, like the Ctrl key was held down. Turned out my co-worker had been testing a PS2 bar code scanner and it turded up the keyboard until reboot
 
  2009-05-13 11:21:52 AM  
Firefox is crashing ALOT lately, 4 times today so far. Nothing new or changed for 2 months. Anyone else?
 
  2009-05-13 02:52:10 PM  
Is there a way to pull streaming audio info from a webpage with an embedded media player?

my cellphone (Sprint Touch Pro) has a built in program for streaming media, called Streaming Media for Pocket PC, Version 3.0h. what i'm trying to do, is stream from this page (Link) to my cellphone, so i can listen to tonight's NHL game through the phone.

i've tried going to this page on both the Opera browser and the IExplorer browser on the cellphone, but neither will stream like that. Is there a way to get the stream info from the page, and enter it into my Streaming Media program? the program asks for an "rtsp://" input for the streaming media. can i find that somewhere from the live stream page?
 
  2009-05-13 03:07:03 PM  
Update on my problem: It seems that my Linux Asus Eee claims that I don't have "enough permissions" to use ANY external memory devices, from external hard drives to thumb drives to MiniSD Cards, and it's really starting to PISS ME OFF. Can anyone tell me what the hell its problem is?
 
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