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  2011-01-09 01:03:39 PM  
ZAZ: Is there such a thing as a non-x86 PC these days?

You can buy a G5 PowerMac for around $400 now.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-01-10 07:40:55 PM  
I've been using a Mac for a couple weeks now, soon to be replaced with a boring PC-ish box. (G5 is too old; if I'm were to get something old I would go with a Sun).

It crashes or I have to reboot on average every day. Some days it survives but then it will kernel panic or lock up the UI twice the next day to compensate. Half the time I have to power cycle. It's not all one cause either. App got into a fight with itself, wouldn't quit, and wouldn't even let me shut down the system. (I didn't know about force quit then.) DVD driver hung and hung anything that touched the device. Kernel panic. Programs apparently allocating 10 times as much as a similar unix program would need to do the same task and paging out the UI permanently. And so on. This is old-style Windows reliability. Worse than the last Windows box I had to use at work, but I knew better than to try to do real work on that box so it's not a fair comparison.

What I want is something I've wanted on X windows for many years: A key chord that takes back focus from whoever has it, killing the program if needed. Windows task manager is a decent substitute. Force quit menu is too tied into the UI to help me when a program is really gone crazy.
 
  2011-01-10 07:57:34 PM  
Bad hardware maybe? I don't have those problems with any of my Macs... haven't seen a panic on OSX in years.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-01-10 08:38:02 PM  
Much of it is clearly bad software. I can't rule out bad hardware for some of the problems. I'd bet the DVD driver hang was due to a drive glitch that the driver didn't know how to handle. I used to write SCSI drivers. I know even being careful it's hard to handle errors well because you don't get to test all the strange things real hardware does in the field. Maybe SATA is better. Never coded for it.

Both kernel panics were in memory management code. My guess is MacOS doesn't really support paging. Technically, yes, it happened to get that from Mach. Practically, it's still like the 68000 days and once you reach some allocation limit you're dead. The core of the UI should be pinned in memory so I can at least bring up the task manager and go zapping things.

New system will have ECC memory and redundant disks.
 
  2011-01-12 07:12:35 AM  
I haven't done much to look into this, so I figure this is as good a place to start as any:

Any idea why Google Chrome (the browser, not the OS) doesn't remember the password immediately above the comment box? I don't have any problems getting it to remember other passwords or sessions (here and elsewhere), but for some reason i always have to type the password to add comments.

FF and IE don't suffer from this. Additionally, the password would pre-populate immediately after i imported settings from Firefox, but stopped right after i changed my Fark password.

Clearing cache, cookies didn't help, either. I thought about dumping all the saved passwords and form fields to see if this rectifies the situation, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
 
  2011-01-12 07:23:36 AM  
crap. nevermindcmunic8r99: I haven't done much to look into this, so I figure this is as good a place to start as any:

Any idea why Google Chrome (the browser, not the OS) doesn't remember the password immediately above the comment box? I don't have any problems getting it to remember other passwords or sessions (here and elsewhere), but for some reason i always have to type the password to add comments.

FF and IE don't suffer from this. Additionally, the password would pre-populate immediately after i imported settings from Firefox, but stopped right after i changed my Fark password.

Clearing cache, cookies didn't help, either. I thought about dumping all the saved passwords and form fields to see if this rectifies the situation, but haven't gotten around to it yet.


crap. clearing the saved password data worked. guess that'll teach me to change my password.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-01-13 07:15:23 PM  
Why is Safari almost never using a cache? The back button almost always forces a page reload, for example, on sites that don't reload with firefox. Even Fark's little static images don't get cached.

I'm not using private browsing. I did turn on private browsing a few times a couple weeks ago; it is a session setting rather than permanent. A cache file exists and there is no way to set cache size.
 
  2011-01-14 01:32:03 AM  
Well I do not expect an answer to this but WTF on the showbiz tab the HBO ad is split on both sides AND for whatever reason, ABP is unable to block it out. I know I should submit a farkback but its Drew's cash cow so I do not think that they would help me block an ad.
 
  2011-01-14 01:44:44 AM  
Of course we wouldn't. We gotta eat somehow.
 
  2011-01-14 01:59:14 AM  
Mike: We gotta eat somehow.

and here I thought that all that subscription money would keep you in peanut butter for a year!
 
  2011-01-14 07:20:30 PM  
paleryder69
Well I do not expect an answer to this but WTF on the showbiz tab the HBO ad is split on both sides AND for whatever reason, ABP is unable to block it out.

ABP doesn't have a "*/ads/*" rule?
Or the "right-click"->"adblock background" option?
 
  2011-01-15 12:34:57 AM  

The Voice of Doom: ABP doesn't have a "*/ads/*" rule?
Or the "right-click"->"adblock background" option?


well for whatever reason, I tried the right click block blah blah .bp.jpg and it did not work the first time. Usually the ad goes away immediately. I had to block the entire url and close out the page and reopen it before it worked (assuming that the ad in question was still up when I went back to the page.) that was kinda weird because on other pages when I select block (the partial url with wildcards) they go away immediately without reloading. So it is gone now but still scratching head as to why it did not work the first time.
 
  2011-01-19 04:18:49 AM  
can I go to bed now?
 
  2011-01-20 03:20:14 AM  
paleryder69 [TotalFark] 2011-01-15 12:34:57 AM
The Voice of Doom: ABP doesn't have a "*/ads/*" rule?
Or the "right-click"->"adblock background" option?

well for whatever reason, I tried the right click block blah blah .bp.jpg and it did not work the first time. Usually the ad goes away immediately. I had to block the entire url and close out the page and reopen it before it worked (assuming that the ad in question was still up when I went back to the page.) that was kinda weird because on other pages when I select block (the partial url with wildcards) they go away immediately without reloading. So it is gone now but still scratching head as to why it did not work the first time."


// ad makers are fighting back, there are new types of cookies... with special powers, adblock has the blitzbeiter addition, and the ghostery FF addon blocks 340 different tracing cookies that get by the no cookies settings [yes there are cookies that can do that] and i suspect that aint all.

If you allow google & other aggressive sites to place & run cookies & scripts,
give your Fox a bath before bed time LoL [freefall.com ]

Better privacy helps clean LSO's and other nasty adobe artifacts..
so i keep no bookmarks and deep clean all caches after closing browser.
IE incl its nasty ftp habits must ask every deal incl loop zone.. ha! its in a cyber jail on my box, because IE8 lied to me...

At some point soon, FF % friends can not keep up with the well funded assaults. i'm getting in the mood to put in a 2-3 mb host file... the boxen is dual core, so it shouldn't slow things down too much.
since a couple mo ago when web trackers and other sneaky connections multiplied like maggots on road kill, i set my Firewall to ask about any IP in or out.

Virus often use text files and sometimes use notepad.., so any text access also requires permission each time, even offline. Svc host and every thing else must ask for each and every transaction with the internet.
Loop zone, not so much.

I love it, i have caught so many parasites that hook up while browsing, harmless, unnecessary, and therefore hated.

another tip, when most computers are shutdown they are still live, and can be accessed from internet if some OS settings are not attended to, naturally your FW & AV are not running when os is down but something like network boot can be activated remotely.
i disconnect the ac as well.
If you thought vista was bad with permissions, you should try my settings. and it doesnt slow me down much, with practise.


if you care enough to use AV & adblock you will eventually.. do as above.
 
  2011-01-20 01:21:11 PM  

JSTACAT: if you care enough to use AV & adblock you will eventually.. do as above.


I am not to that level of paranoia quite yet. I do allow some scripting and keep some cookies because I like some convenience when visiting some sites like my own. Yes I am lazy so the passwords to some sites like this one are remembered. I do not care if someone sniffs this one out lol This is Fark and really what could they do on here that I have not already done?
As for shutdown or sleep, I use a wireless connection that is shut down before the computer is so no remote wakey for puter!
 
  2011-01-23 01:30:08 AM  
you guys are no frucken fun...
 
  2011-01-23 04:10:57 AM  
i59.photobucket.com
 
  2011-01-26 11:03:37 AM  
I usually hang out in the main forum, but figured this would be a better place to ask.
If I got multiple HDMI to CAT5 converters, could I run 15 monitors off a 16 ports switch?
I have lots of switches in my office just laying around and I would like to set up live production monitoring displays on a shop floor.

/hi lefty!
 
  2011-01-26 01:30:12 PM  
I don't think HDMI over Cat5 is actually Ethernet, so no.
 
  2011-01-26 02:06:00 PM  
How about an old timey hub?
I got a few of those.
 
  2011-01-26 02:31:48 PM  
Nope. Hubs still expect it to be ethernet. They do a lot more than just hook all the wires together electrically, they actually look at the packet headers before copying stuff to other ports... and since these HDMI adapters are just using Cat5 as a bundle of wires (the dvi signal isn't even the same frequency as ethernet's), then no dice...
 
  2011-01-26 03:30:31 PM  
Thank Mike.

I'll look at other options.
 
  2011-01-27 12:38:12 AM  

The Mad Highlander: I'll look at other options.


Try this link, it will get you started for multiple monitors for one PC
Link (new window)
 
  2011-01-27 10:25:41 AM  
OK, geeks,here's an odd one. Why would one machine suddenly decide not to decode the reference in html for the dollar sign?
Suddenly, I'm seeing the $ instead of a $ on one page of my software's display. Running xp, sp3 on a pentium 4 chip w/ 2 gigs ram and haven't changed anything recently at all.
I got no idea.
 
  2011-01-27 12:31:00 PM  
@#$%&
I'm seeing the And sign teh Pound sign the numeral 36 and a semicolon, I typed.
HTML filter, go figure.
 
  2011-01-27 12:56:21 PM  
HTML entities, you mean?
 
  2011-01-27 02:23:21 PM  
vudukungfu
@#$%&
I'm seeing the And sign teh Pound sign the numeral 36 and a semicolon, I typed.
HTML filter, go figure.


Yeah, I had the same reaction trying to explain something when the fark filter got overzealous with regards to ampersands and kept messing things up quite thoroughly; I guess it tries to be helpful and on the way breaks escaping.

As for the original problem: not enough information.
Sounds like whatever software you're using to look at whatever page you're talking about doesn't interpret (some?) HTML entities anymore.
Does it only happen with $ or are other characters affected, too?
 
  2011-01-27 04:09:13 PM  

The Voice of Doom: only happen with $ or are other characters affected


It only happened with the $ sign on one screen.

Mike: HTML entities, you mean?


Yeah.

And my customer sent me a screen shot, because I wasn't seeing it.
Then they called back and said it had resolved itself.
About 10 minutes ago.
Didn't give me a clue form thier end what they did, either.

Now I'll not sleep.
 
  2011-01-28 09:26:03 AM  
HA! The Canuk I work with figured it out in 5 minutes.
Tools, Internet options, Security, Reset all to default. Re-run the standard checklist for the browser for the application in use, and viola'! No more cofusion in the display.
Good to know.
 
  2011-01-28 11:25:05 AM  
WELL THEN...
 
  2011-01-28 01:27:20 PM  

leftyblonde: WELL THEN...


What!?
 
  2011-01-28 01:41:10 PM  
I dunno.
wasn't expecting you back so soonly.
;)
 
  2011-01-28 04:08:00 PM  
You people.
 
  2011-01-28 09:07:40 PM  

leftyblonde: soonly


is that even a word? I am farking soonly
 
  2011-01-29 12:43:57 AM  
it is if I says so, dammitz!!!
 
  2011-01-29 06:04:45 PM  
Can one of you guys do the damn dishes around here?
 
  2011-01-30 02:49:26 AM  

leftyblonde: Can one of you guys do the damn dishes around here?


Oh come on now, this is the geek thread.. geeks are notoriously known for not cleaning up anything that is not a computer
 
  2011-01-30 05:52:42 AM  
ok then buy some frucken paper plates...
 
  2011-01-30 01:43:44 PM  
paper plates are not very "green" How about we artfully arrange the food on your body and eat it off of your various and sundry pleasing parts with just our tongues.... Oh wait fark is not our personal sexual deviant paradise. NM Paper is fine.
 
  2011-01-30 02:20:12 PM  
Anyone notice any speed difference here during weekday afternoons in the last week or so (other than Monday), or does it seem about the same?
 
  2011-01-30 05:28:45 PM  
I think I had some posts timing out(*) during preview, but didn't pay attention to the time (~2 hours ago in the PSAEF, though, for example).
The other day it was with a post that contained ~40 links and I guessed the link verifier was a bit overwhelmed at that time.

But that might also all be the suckiness that's kde4 and not Fark.


(*)
read: I gave up, hit cancel, tried to post again and either it worked then or I decided to STFU and GBTW.
 
  2011-01-30 08:14:25 PM  

Mike: Anyone notice any speed difference here during weekday afternoons in the last week or so (other than Monday), or does it seem about the same?


here or everywhere on Fark?
 
  2011-01-30 08:16:13 PM  
everywhere
 
  2011-01-31 10:02:55 AM  
I heard when Egypt turned off the internets, it created a massive backpression in the tubes and caused fluctuations which may have attributed to our slowness over the weekend.
/That's what Lefty told me.
 
  2011-01-31 08:13:18 PM  
Wow, IPv4 exhaustion just happened. Like... today.

Guess I need to start working on that IPv6 capable load balancer prototyping...
 
  2011-02-01 04:10:25 PM  
So any of you Farkers remember last year a submission about porn file sharing lawsuits starting?

Guess which Farker's isp just told him they're being subpoenaed. :0
 
  2011-02-01 06:39:25 PM  
not me.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-02-02 09:19:40 AM  
Apparently the official announcement of the really-we-mean-it-this-time end of IPv4 is tomorrow. Practice your headline submissions if you're into that sort of thing.
 
  2011-02-02 12:46:10 PM  
Yep. Probably won't watch it live tho.

Meanwhile, v6 work over here continues :)
 
  2011-02-04 03:04:16 AM  
i197.photobucket.com
 
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