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  2011-09-20 09:49:04 PM
Well, hell.

I'm looking to buy a tablet and, as a veteran desktop (and get-off-my-lawn) guy, am getting completely lost in my research.

My requirements are:
- WiFi access via typical access points (home wireless, Starshmucks, etc)
- No cell plan required
- Flash and Silverlight support (yeah, iPads are out), mainly for YouTube and Netflix
- At least one USB port (mini or standard)
- 9" to 10" screen, at minimum
- Price of ~$500 USD

So, fellow Farkers, any suggestions and or recommendations?

/geez it feels like '94, researching building my first PC
 
  2011-09-21 02:06:42 PM
Youtube and Netflix have their own iPad apps (the Youtube app is preloaded and the Netflix one is free) so no Flash/Silverlight needed for those particular things. (I don't know if ANY tablets do Silverlight.) Otherwise you're probably looking at an Android-based one.
 
  2011-09-22 09:00:47 AM
Cable management is hard

i.imgur.com
 
  2011-09-22 10:56:57 AM
Isn't it nice not having ribbon cables in PC's anymore? That and modular power supplies make things so much easier.
 
  2011-09-26 09:02:46 AM
Looks like you stole my motherboard, 47 (790X-UD4P).
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-09-26 06:07:04 PM
Did the "continue farking" post-submission icon just change?
 
  2011-09-28 04:00:39 AM
maybe?
 
  2011-10-05 05:40:31 PM
I actually have a ribbon cable in that case. My optical drives are both IDE. But it's wrapped in a black sheath so it's kind of tidy.
What I really hate is 4-pin molex power connectors. So many skinned knuckles from unplugging those horrid things.
 
  2011-10-06 07:03:45 AM

No_47: I actually have a ribbon cable in that case. My optical drives are both IDE. But it's wrapped in a black sheath so it's kind of tidy.
What I really hate is 4-pin molex power connectors. So many skinned knuckles from unplugging those horrid things.


Some PSUs have a squeezy thing that helps you unplug them:

i.imgur.com

I have a friend who swears by ribbon cables. He folds them so well they disappear.
 
  2011-10-16 07:25:46 PM
i.imgur.com

St@ AGWi ow@ NonGally
 
  2011-10-17 03:47:49 PM
Bad video memory
 
  2011-10-17 04:43:27 PM
Cracks me up every time
 
  2011-10-21 09:39:26 AM
Someday I'll have to find the Geforce card I killed and take a picture of what it outputs.
 
  2011-10-31 04:42:02 PM

FuturePastNow: Someday I'll have to find the Geforce card I killed and take a picture of what it outputs.


It's like a nerdy Johnny Cash song.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-11-07 08:00:59 AM
I am trying to figure out how unobservant I am when Fark changes. (1) When did the profile get a submitted links still in the queue section? (2) When did the post-voting page first say "Vote for smartest comment recorded"?
 
  2011-11-08 10:49:14 AM
Thursday?
 
  2011-11-10 11:59:05 PM
I was gonna submit a farkback asking for a "show this post" button (for ignored posts) on the header of a post with the new favourite/ignore buttons but then I sort of noticed that it'd be a pain in the arse implementing that so I didn't...

:)
 
  2011-11-11 12:23:21 AM
No_47but then I sort of noticed that it'd be a pain in the arse implementing that so I didn't

Considering everything else there is done in javascript, that sounds rather simple.
You would need one little script on the serverside that gets a post-id, checks if the user calling it is allowed to see that post and, if so, retrieves and returns that post's content.

On the clientside you just need a Javascript function that calls the script and then inserts the returned text into the empty div or table cell or whatever contains the body of a comment.
Maybe it will also have to change some CSS-related attribute values, but that should be about it.
 
  2011-11-11 12:35:44 AM
That "one little script" is the hard part because it requires significant refactoring of code over here (which needs doing for other reasons), otherwise I'd have done it already.
 
  2011-11-11 10:45:30 AM
:(
With that anti-spam shadowbanning thing you occasionally run into on this site, I assumed you already have some function that checks who is allowed to see a comment and imagined it to be something like:

String getSingleComment(commentId, userid) {
if (checkUserPemission (commentId, userid) {
retun getCommentFromCacheOrDB(commentid);
}
}


Then again, Fark is big and Perl and probably a rather large codebase and lots of traffic andandand so reality probably differs a lot from my imagination. ;)

------------------------------

/CSB:

A friend and fellow student to a room of CS students (during .com-bubble) :
"Hey, TVoD, since you sometimes use Perl...or maybe for one of the Linux geeks you hang out with:
A friend of a friend is desperately looking for a Perl guy and is paying very, very well.."
*interested (but suspicious) student ears in the room perk up*
"To do what..?"
"Well, they can't figure out...their Perl programmer has suddenly left the company and now.. "
*room drowns in laughter*
"..yeah, thought so myself when I thanked and declined."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-11-11 09:22:42 PM
The server could send the ignored comment with CSS property display : none, and flip the display setting on click. But please don't because then the CSS-oblivious text browser I use would show it all the time. I suppose that would mess up pagination too.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-11-17 09:29:57 AM
When you hover over a link Firefox 5 shows part of the URL in the bottom corner, enough to give you a hint that this is a link, but cutting out the middle of the URL to make sure you can't tell where you are going. Is there a setting short of an add-on that will make it show the entire URL, or at least a full screen width?
 
  2011-11-17 06:08:47 PM
I have a client's iPad with a broken screen. It was stolen and once they realised the owner had a lock on it they must've thrown it out of a car window or something.
The client wants data off it.
I connect it to a PC with iTunes, and it says the iPad is in restore mode and that I have to restore it to use it. Obviously, I don't want to do that if I want data off it.
Is there anyway around that, or is my customer screwed?
From some googles it appears not, but thought I'd ask.
 
  2011-11-17 07:13:16 PM
If it's in restore mode, and you didn't put it in restore mode, it's probably blank, or more than the screen is broken.

The client can just get another iPad and restore their last iTunes backup of the broken iPad onto the new one. Or, if they were on iOS 5 and were using its option to do automatic nightly iCloud backups, you can restore the iCloud backup onto a new iPad. If they weren't doing regular iTunes syncs OR using iCloud, they're probably screwed.
 
  2011-11-17 08:47:21 PM
Yeah they weren't syncing or backing up.
 
  2011-11-17 10:21:34 PM
Hold power button for 4 seconds, power down, power up (without holding home button) and see if that clears restore mode, if not then they're probably screwed; tell them to turn on iCloud backups on their replacement for next time.
 
  2011-11-29 07:24:45 PM
ಠ_ಠ

i.imgur.com
 
  2011-12-05 11:40:38 PM

Current Resident: Well, hell.

I'm looking to buy a tablet and, as a veteran desktop (and get-off-my-lawn) guy, am getting completely lost in my research.

My requirements are:
- WiFi access via typical access points (home wireless, Starshmucks, etc)
- No cell plan required
- Flash and Silverlight support (yeah, iPads are out), mainly for YouTube and Netflix
- At least one USB port (mini or standard)
- 9" to 10" screen, at minimum
- Price of ~$500 USD

So, fellow Farkers, any suggestions and or recommendations?

/geez it feels like '94, researching building my first PC


I have a Toshiba Thrive and it does everything you listed except for Silverlight.
There is a group working on porting the Linux version (Moonlight) for Android but it doesn't appear to be fully working yet.
Here's a Link (pops to Newegg)
 
  2011-12-05 11:48:43 PM
Current Resident:
The Android Market has an app for Netflix, what do you use Silverlight for?
 
  2011-12-06 12:01:24 AM
Don't most Androids also have native Youtube apps? The iPad definitely has Youtube and Netflix apps native, no need for Flash or Silverlight. Adobe is discontinuing Flash on Android anyway.

Depending on what you need the USB port for, the iPad might work. I've got an iPad 1 and will probably get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 once Ice Cream Sandwich runs on it, just so I can have one of each to compare and test stuff on.
 
  2011-12-06 01:00:21 PM

ArmednHammered: Current Resident:
The Android Market has an app for Netflix, what do you use Silverlight for?


For Netflix. But since there's an app for that...

I think I'm going to go for the Samsung Galaxy 10.1.

It meets enough of my reqs and needs.
 
  2011-12-10 06:11:02 AM
Anyone ever replace a fan on a T43 Thinkpad? Got the dreaded "fan error" message and it won't boot. Also, any recommendations on where to buy one, what to expect to pay, etc? The swap looks easy enough for me to pull off if I can't get it to my friend quick enough.

/if I do it sober.
//lol
///thanks
 
  2011-12-13 12:11:14 AM
OK. I now also have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to go alongside my iPad1. (I'm not switching, I'm keeping both.) What's the must-have stuff for an Android n00b?
 
  2011-12-14 12:21:27 AM
Most of the necessary stuff is already in Android
Have you rooted it?
Because there's stuff like Advanced Task Manager, AdFree, Titanium Backup, and Root Explorer that all require root.

RealCalc is an improvement over the Android calculator. I use Dolphin Mini as a browser, but on a full-sized device, the regular Dolphin would be the better choice. Has tabbed and gesture browsing.

Terminal Emulator for access to the linux command line. Remote RDP Lite for remote desktop.

Galactic Core live wallpaper as it's just cool lookin'
 
  2011-12-20 06:06:31 PM

Ed Becker: Anyone ever replace a fan on a T43 Thinkpad? Got the dreaded "fan error" message and it won't boot. Also, any recommendations on where to buy one, what to expect to pay, etc? The swap looks easy enough for me to pull off if I can't get it to my friend quick enough.

/if I do it sober.
//lol
///thanks


My only advice for working on a laptop is be very, very careful not to strip the screws. That's really easy to do and it leads to tears and pain.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
  2011-12-25 06:59:06 PM
I hate sites that force disable cache making Firefox refresh when you use the back button. Especially when loading the page has side effects and/or does not result in the same bits as when you first loaded it.
 
  2011-12-25 07:56:27 PM
Well, I hate browsers whose back-button cache doesn't keep DOM changes that happen after the page loads. (Which is, apparently, "all of them")
 
  2012-01-04 07:40:55 PM
Wow, been ages since I last had a chance to hang out here. Happy new year all!
 
  2012-01-05 09:44:07 PM
Hey geekers. Does anyone see any issues with this build? Like compatibility issues?

1 - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black
1 - Thermaltake TR2 W0379RU 500W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
1 - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
1 - ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
1 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
2 - ASUS ENGT430 DC SL/DI/1GD3 GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 -Thermaltake CL-P0497 92mm Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler for Intel 95W Series
1 - COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
1 - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA
1 - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
  2012-01-06 10:42:49 PM
Hey all (hi, vegasj!)

I got a new TV with wifi (yaaay). But I'm having trouble connecting. I see the SSID, and when trying to connect it correctly identifies the security I'm using. But it times out and says can't connect. The mfr says the TV has 802.11n, but I think my router's 802.11b/g. Are 802.11n devices supposed to be backwards compatible (routers are, but ...)? And if I was in the wrong frequency band wouldn't I just not see the SSID and security from the TV?
I've also made sure that the TV's wireless MAC is on my allowed list, etc. Anyway, happy new year. Thanks for any clues!
 
  2012-01-07 03:07:57 PM
Never mind. I turned the TV off and turned it back on again and it hooked up to the wireless just fine without being asked. Sheesh.
 
  2012-01-08 12:11:58 AM
jaja, hey Zorgy,... reboot. It is always... reboot.
 
  2012-01-09 08:13:32 PM

vegasj: Hey geekers. Does anyone see any issues with this build? Like compatibility issues?

1 - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black
1 - Thermaltake TR2 W0379RU 500W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
1 - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
1 - ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
1 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
2 - ASUS ENGT430 DC SL/DI/1GD3 GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 -Thermaltake CL-P0497 92mm Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler for Intel 95W Series
1 - COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
1 - SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA
1 - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit


Getting an i7-2600, or an i7-2600k? The "k" version is overclockable, if that matters to you. Also, the GT 430 is a very weak video card. If you have no gaming needs, I wouldn't even bother with a video card, instead use the processor's integrated graphics. Looks like that motherboard has the requisite video outputs.
 
  2012-01-11 01:32:32 PM

zorgon: I got a new TV with wifi (yaaay). But I'm having trouble connecting. I see the SSID, and when trying to connect it correctly identifies the security I'm using. But it times out and says can't connect. The mfr says the TV has 802.11n, but I think my router's 802.11b/g.


FWIW, I had an interesting problem with an 11g gadget (a Wii?) that wouldn't talk to an 11g access point because I'd set it to 11g-only mode. Once l turned on its 11b compatibility mode, it was fine. Very bizarre, that.
 
  2012-01-12 10:20:57 PM

FuturePastNow:

Getting an i7-2600, or an i7-2600k? The "k" version is overclockable, if that matters to you. Also, the GT 430 is a very weak video card. If you have no gaming needs, I wouldn't even bother with a video card, instead use the processor's integrated graphics. Looks like that motherboard has the requisite video outputs.


naw, no overclocking. These would be work machines again. mild graphics needed, mostly processor & memory required. I actually need to dump the SSD too, found out our software constantly writes and rewrites from the server to the local stations... and they might last 2 months if that's the case.
 
  2012-01-12 10:47:34 PM
Most SSD's use wear leveling and are massively overprovisioned to try to get around the write cycle limit issue (like an 80 GB SSD might really have 128 GB of flash on it, with the extra space used for bad block replacement).

I'm still just using them as ZFS cache devices so far and I've only seen a few bad blocks in the SMART stats... they're wearing out a lot slower than I thought they would, honestly, but I'm not ready to replace all my spindles with flash just quite yet.
 
  2012-01-13 06:50:30 PM

vegasj: FuturePastNow:

Getting an i7-2600, or an i7-2600k? The "k" version is overclockable, if that matters to you. Also, the GT 430 is a very weak video card. If you have no gaming needs, I wouldn't even bother with a video card, instead use the processor's integrated graphics. Looks like that motherboard has the requisite video outputs.

naw, no overclocking. These would be work machines again. mild graphics needed, mostly processor & memory required. I actually need to dump the SSD too, found out our software constantly writes and rewrites from the server to the local stations... and they might last 2 months if that's the case.


OK. I still think you should skip the weak graphics card and just use the integrated graphics (unless you need 23.976 FPS movie playback, which Intel's driver won't do and is the only real advantage a GT430 would have). Or go big and get a real graphics card, but I doubt that would be justified by the machines' usage. And if you do go with the integrated graphics, there's another reason to consider the 2600k over the 2600 non-k: it has the HD3000 graphics instead of HD2000.
 
  2012-01-14 04:55:46 AM

The Voice of Doom: TehNacho
80 Celsius is HOT. Mine runs at about 32 and I remember that that used to be hot before dual cores.

Depends on the processor.
My old AMDs (K6II-450, 1.2 GHz Thundebird and maybe also the Athlon3200+) were always in the sixties, IIRC.


I run a 1Ghz thunderbird for my fileserver and it's usually around there....those procs were the hot. if you didn't seat those heatsinks just right you just fried a $250 processor. those were the days. :)
 
  2012-01-14 04:59:09 AM
I like to live in the past.
 
  2012-01-14 12:44:29 PM
AMD's thermal issues were part of why I stopped using their stuff. Chipset bugs were the other part.

Our servers tend to run about 30C when lightly loaded and 76C when I max out all the cores.
 
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