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  2011-05-30 02:09:58 PM
My first pc had a bad pixel. It turned out to be a faulty video card. Not sure if it even works that way anymore.
 
  2011-05-30 10:55:10 PM
Anyone want a pair of Foundry Serveriron XL's, just pulled from service on Friday night?

(not for free)
 
  2011-06-01 05:27:47 PM
E3 E3 E3! Time to see what Nintendo can be capable of if they actually try.
 
  2011-06-01 10:06:50 PM

Mike: Anyone want a pair of Foundry Serveriron XL's, just pulled from service on Friday night?

(not for free)


Probably a little overkill for my home network.
 
  2011-06-03 09:37:51 PM
www.fark.com has address 207.246.126.10
www.fark.com has IPv6 address 2604:e700:fa:64:fa12:1c:bee:12

total.fark.com has address 207.246.126.11
total.fark.com has IPv6 address 2604:e700:fa:64:fa12:1c:dc02:7466

Made it with 5 days to spare
 
  2011-06-06 07:35:08 AM

Mike: www.fark.com has address 207.246.126.10
www.fark.com has IPv6 address 2604:e700:fa:64:fa12:1c:bee:12

total.fark.com has address 207.246.126.11
total.fark.com has IPv6 address 2604:e700:fa:64:fa12:1c:dc02:7466

Made it with 5 days to spare


Wow. IPv6 addresses are crazy looking. Are those a mix of 16 and 8 bit numbers?
 
  2011-06-06 12:24:53 PM
It's eight 16 bit hex numbers, just with leading zeroes left off. 2604:e700:00fa:0064:fa12:001c:0bee:0012 would be the long way.

And if you have something with long strings of zeroes, you can shorten it with two colons, like 2604:e700:0001:00fa:0000:0000:0000:0002 can be written 2604:e700:1:fa::2. The loopback address is just ::1
 
  2011-06-08 03:44:45 AM

loserkid182lr: E3 E3 E3! Time to see what Nintendo can be capable of if they actually try.


Bah. They closed the line to the WiiU before I could get a look.
 
  2011-06-08 07:10:27 AM

Foaming: loserkid182lr: E3 E3 E3! Time to see what Nintendo can be capable of if they actually try.

Bah. They closed the line to the WiiU before I could get a look.


The new controller looks rubbish. I can't imagine playing a game for any length of time with that thing.
 
  2011-06-08 06:10:54 PM

RabidDog: Foaming: loserkid182lr: E3 E3 E3! Time to see what Nintendo can be capable of if they actually try.

Bah. They closed the line to the WiiU before I could get a look.

The new controller looks rubbish. I can't imagine playing a game for any length of time with that thing.


It does look heavy and unwieldy. It seems like it could be useful as a second screen to clear up HUDs. Using it for motion control seems like it'd make using the screen difficult. It's hard to judge just from the TV coverage.

It seems less goofy than the wiimote did the first time they showed that.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-06-09 06:32:43 AM
Apparently the world survived IPv6 day. I was outside without net access. The climate control computers were apparently broken -- we had near record heat.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-06-10 07:56:13 PM
I bought a Belkin KVM switch. It put in a month of service and now it's starting to fail (screen blanks and it tells me it can't handle the resolution). What brand should I have bought?
 
  2011-06-15 04:06:19 PM

ZAZ: When you're about to destroy a modified buffer emacs asks if you want to save it. That would be fine on its own, but in the same context emacs used to ask whether you don't want to save it. Yes means keep buffer and destroy file on disk where it used to destroy buffer and keep file on disk. UI designers: Don't invert the meaning of an important answer to a common question depending on who edited the source code last. Pick one polarity and stick with it. That's like changing the traditional DOS message to I for Abort, A for Retry, R for Ignore.


You wouldn't believe the stupid things people do and design. I'm in human computer interaction, and almost farking no one but HUGE companies understand there even IS a thing called usability or that you need to you know, do something about it. It's very unfortunate.
 
  2011-06-15 04:07:58 PM
Haha, I just replied to a two month old comment, isn't that always fun. I don't really like how the fark forums work still. I guess it DID do it's job of bringing up the comments from the last time I visited though...
/Anyone still come here after the redesign?
//It's a bit harder to find, not that it was a commonly used thing
 
  2011-06-21 05:09:19 PM

ZAZ: I bought a Belkin KVM switch. It put in a month of service and now it's starting to fail (screen blanks and it tells me it can't handle the resolution). What brand should I have bought?


IOGear is a good brand.
 
  2011-06-21 11:55:00 PM
I don't supposed you can tell me what was changed in the code that stops me resizing rightCol ?
 
  2011-06-22 05:09:05 AM
aaaaaah
rightColSpacer

/why?
 
  2011-06-23 10:07:13 PM
Hey I've got a new video card, a 560 Ti. My motherboard has two bandwidth-shared PCIE slots, so with two cards installed both slots run at 8x.
Am I better off installing the 560 on its own, or should I move my GTX 260 to the second slot and use it for PhysX?
Is the card powerful enough to use more than the bandwidth of 8x?
 
  2011-06-26 03:02:29 PM

ZAZ: I bought a Belkin KVM switch. It put in a month of service and now it's starting to fail (screen blanks and it tells me it can't handle the resolution). What brand should I have bought?


I've been happy with a Linkskey LKV-7308. 'egg link, but OOS there. (new window)
 
  2011-07-04 12:49:30 AM

No_47: Is the card powerful enough to use more than the bandwidth of 8x?


Unlikely, extremely high end GPUs are only just beginning to be bandwidth limited on x8 slots. However Physx isn't worth the wasted power of a dedicated card.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-07-05 09:23:02 PM
Apparently the threat to replace it was enough to get my KVM switch working consistently. Thanks for the suggestions; I recorded them in case it acts up again.

In unrelated news, despite their claims Verizon must really, really want me not to have FiOS. Once they called me seemingly just to tell me they wouldn't sell it to me. Several times I would have ordered if their system could have found a person to talk to me. Finally I had an install date for tomorrow and their system cancelled it. I need to get a house and job somewhere out of Verizon's reach.
 
  2011-07-07 05:37:52 PM
If any of you are using voice recognition for interface with MS Word, what are you using?

We are thinking of implementing voice rec for mental health client reports. Three users in the office, probably less than ten reports per week.

The last time I used ANY of these was in the early 00s, and they were glitchy and difficult to train. Has this changed?
 
  2011-07-10 09:37:50 PM

ZAZ: ...despite their claims Verizon must really, really want me not to have FiOS. Once they called me seemingly just to tell me they wouldn't sell it to me. Several times I would have ordered if their system could have found a person to talk to me. Finally I had an install date for tomorrow and their system cancelled it. I need to get a house and job somewhere out of Verizon's reach.



Just went through this. VZ are of course utter bastards upon whom I would not spare micturition even in the case of conflagration.


VZ's computer system denied that FIOS was available to me, despite the downstairs having same, as well as the dwelling south, and the dwelling north. Repeated calls, scheduled installations, cancellations, and return calls eventually yielded someone with Common Sense.

It took a long time to reach this person.

Weeks.

She, this dear heart, applied balm to the wound that was my DSL.

Keep trying, and keep visiting the web page of your order and rescheduling nearer every time they back it off. Follow up each of these web reschedules with a telephone call. Eventually you will reach Her, the one person in VZ who has a clue *and* ability. When you do the long list of schedule, back-off, reschedule, cancel, reschedule, will be the Big Red Flag that alerts her to take the required additional steps.

Best of luck.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-07-12 02:20:33 PM
I now have a FiOS install date of the 26th. Their system offered me July 15 and told me I would need like 8 hours. Taken at face value that means the install might not be over until 8 PM and I have to be somewhere in the evening that day. So we'll see if they keep this appointment.

But my choice is poor customer service vs. evil (cable company or AT&T).
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-07-26 04:29:11 PM
Miraculously, Verizon finally installed FiOS, if only out of self-preservation. They don't want to maintain the old telephone wires running through my neighborhood. The tech gave me dial tone on the new line and within a couple minutes I got a phone call. It was Verizon calling to see how my FiOS was working. I first thought "that was fast." In fact that was slow. The guy calling thought I had been installed on July 6 as originally planned and was making a three weeks later followup.
 
  2011-08-05 02:26:09 AM
Is there a backbone down or, is it just me?
 
  2011-08-11 04:56:05 AM
can I just say that one of you guys has totes made me has a sad now?

/thanks Mike...
 
  2011-08-27 02:21:57 PM
I just acquired a Dell 2550 server. I want to use it as a media server as well as maybe a Minecraft & Half-Life DM server. What should OS should I load on it. I tried the newest Ubuntu server, but I think its too new to properly install on this server that has (C) 1999 on all the parts.
 
  2011-08-28 12:37:29 PM
octane14
I tried the newest Ubuntu server, but I think its too new to properly install on this server that has (C) 1999 on all the parts.

Hm, you could try a different distribution. I used opensuse on hardware about this old last year without problems, but both were desktops with pretty much just standard components.
 
  2011-08-28 05:36:29 PM
Yeah, something that old may not support ACPI correctly -- that'd be the main sticking point for modern OS's.
 
  2011-08-28 06:09:36 PM
Mike
Yeah, something that old may not support ACPI correctly -- that'd be the main sticking point for modern OS's.

I think that was the main problem when I tried to install Linux on my Notebook from 2003 and things froze up when trying to boot the installer. I found an old BIOS update that I never applied (no reason to look for one since things were working) that fixed that.
octane14, you could try some boot options like "acpi=off".
 
  2011-09-03 09:50:36 AM
Well, I broke my girlfriend's laptop and I don't know enough to fix it. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

She uses an AT&T USBconnect Velocity dongle, which I also use when I visit. She had an older version of the AT&T Communication Manager software on her laptop than I have on mine (7.0.0 vs. 7.0.1.201), and I noticed that the usage meter on hers wasn't working, and she couldn't see how many MB remaining she had for the month. So like an idiot, I upgraded hers to the same version I have.

Now it no worky. When I try to connect, the AT&T software says the modem is already in use or is not properly configured. I've done everything their help file says to do. Device Manager says the modem cannot start (error 10). Which I suppose means the driver isn't being installed right, but the modem seems to be recognized correctly otherwise.

I rolled back with a system restore, which brought back the old AT&T software, only it didn't work anymore. I tried unistalling it and reinstalling the old version, no luck. Uninstalled and reinstalled the newer version (which is the version they recommend for this modem), no luck.

The AT&T Velocity modem is actually an Option Globetrotter GI4xx, but I can't find a standalone driver for it. Searching for drivers on Google seems to be a clusterfark of scam sites.

The last thing I want to do is talk to AT&T.
 
  2011-09-03 06:01:21 PM
Oh yay, people are talking about Ubuntu. If someone could help me, I would appreciate it ever so much. I suck at this shiat.

Here is my issue: I am trying to install Ubuntu Studio 11 (Natty Narwhal), except when I burned the disc image, it gave me a file tree instead of just one CD like file and there is no clear install option. I tried burning with Windows 7; it seems to be able to burn disc images but do I need a different program?

Also, I have an old version of Ubuntu on my computer (10.04 I think), except it never fully installed. When I try to boot it now, it just goes into this weird MS DOS like screen, where you can type "help" and it gives you a bunch of commands that are alien to me.

So basically, how do I install the new version of Ubuntu Studio over the old version?
 
  2011-09-03 10:02:06 PM
SnakeLee
when I burned the disc image, it gave me a file tree instead of just one CD like file and there is no clear install option.

Define "it" - the "it", that gave you the file tree, that is.
Did you open the burnt disc with the windows explorer instead of booting from the CD?
 
  2011-09-04 04:18:00 PM

The Voice of Doom: Define "it" - the "it", that gave you the file tree, that is.
Did you open the burnt disc with the windows explorer instead of booting from the CD?


I opened by going to my computer, is that the same as windows explorer? How do you boot from a disk?
 
  2011-09-04 04:49:03 PM
SnakeLee
I opened by going to my computer, is that the same as windows explorer?

Yes.

How do you boot from a disk?

By having the disc in the drive when you turn on or reboot the computer.

You might have to enter the BIOS and change the boot order (HowTo), i.e. the order in which your computer checks its hardware for an operating system it could load (hard drives, disc drive, floppy, USB,...).
Since your computer will use the first operating system it can find, you have to make sure that the computer will check the disc drive before the hard drive; otherwise it will just start the Windows on your hard drive and not even bother to look if there's a CD.
 
  2011-09-04 04:50:20 PM
The Voice of Doom
By having the disc in the drive when you turn on or reboot the computer.

The disc you already burnt, btw.
 
  2011-09-06 03:45:35 PM
Why would our corp. HQ install a wireless ethernet in our newly renovated offices, if we are all supposedly logged into a secure server, and are not allowed to use wireless access here for secuirty purposes? What is to stop anyone else in the building, parking lot, day care next door, from using this?
 
  2011-09-06 03:49:59 PM

vudukungfu: Why would our corp. HQ install a wireless ethernet in our newly renovated offices, if we are all supposedly logged into a secure server, and are not allowed to use wireless access here for secuirty purposes? What is to stop anyone else in the building, parking lot, day care next door, from using this?


WPA2 w/ Radius?
 
  2011-09-06 03:58:56 PM

Mike: WPA2 w/ Radius?


Searching....
Jebus, It just now dissappeared from right behind me.
That's creepy.

It's a model 61 something, no rabbit ears.
 
  2011-09-06 04:05:27 PM
WPA2 is wireless encryption, it's not a model number of a gadget.

Radius is individual username/password authentication instead of one global passphrase for everyone.
 
  2011-09-06 04:06:34 PM
AP61 - Access Point Model 61. Not sure what kind of balls it has.
I think the IT guy took in into the server room to try to drown it.
 
  2011-09-12 02:21:04 AM
i.imgur.com
 
  2011-09-12 03:46:13 AM
Too much glare to see what that chip is... looks like it's the board from a hard drive? Not in very good shape tho :)
 
  2011-09-12 08:27:21 PM
Ok, probably a stupid question but wtf. I'm having issues with tinypic.com. As in, any pic that is hosted there is not showing up, and it happens on both FF and IE. I've tried accessing the site but that's out too. Not showing as blocked, just not showing up. Not real imperative, but it is a pain in the ass sometimes.
 
  2011-09-13 12:06:37 AM

Unoriginal_Username: Ok, probably a stupid question but wtf. I'm having issues with tinypic.com. As in, any pic that is hosted there is not showing up, and it happens on both FF and IE. I've tried accessing the site but that's out too. Not showing as blocked, just not showing up. Not real imperative, but it is a pain in the ass sometimes.


http://imgur.com/

Better solution.
 
  2011-09-13 10:18:34 AM

No_47: Unoriginal_Username: Ok, probably a stupid question but wtf. I'm having issues with tinypic.com. As in, any pic that is hosted there is not showing up, and it happens on both FF and IE. I've tried accessing the site but that's out too. Not showing as blocked, just not showing up. Not real imperative, but it is a pain in the ass sometimes.

http://imgur.com/

Better solution.


Thanks, but the issue I'm having is with viewing the images. Again, it's minor, but for example, with PS contests, I'm unable to see some of the submissions because people use tinypic.
 
  2011-09-13 03:43:48 PM
That's probably because tinypic blocks access to images that have used a lot of data. Images in fark PS comps use a lot data.
It's not you, it's tinypic.
 
  2011-09-13 08:48:33 PM
Unoriginal_Username
Ok, probably a stupid question but wtf. I'm having issues with tinypic.com. As in, any pic that is hosted there is not showing up, and it happens on both FF and IE. I've tried accessing the site but that's out too. Not showing as blocked, just not showing up. Not real imperative, but it is a pain in the ass sometimes.

Does that happen at work, i.e. could it be some filter between you and tinypic?
Do you run some security or ad filtering software that could block them? My first guess would have gone towards an overzealous adblock rule or you having accidentally clicked "block images from this host", but since it happens on both Firefox and IE, that doesn't seem likely.

Do you have an example of a tinypic image that you can't see? Maybe from a PS contest?
Then we could check if it's you or tinypic as was suggested by #47.
 
  2011-09-13 10:37:20 PM
taking a look through the PS contest Link (new window) anything from tinypic was blocked. I've check my adblocker, but didn't see anything, haven't tried from school yet, but can do that tomorrow.
I don't think it's an issue with tinypic though, it seems others are able to see them.

Probably an issue on this end that will annoy me for a bit before I get bored and move on to something else that's bugging the fk out of me.

Thanks for suggestions on stuff to look into
 
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