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  1. michalrz

    SMART logs of mechanical drives - Are these bad?

    B's a mess, rest are aight
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    Google replaced the White Noise on Nest speakers so people can't sleep

    My mom said her system would be to vacuum the house at like 2 AM when I was little and insisted on being active nocturnally. Knocked me right out, she said.
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    MrBeast Ranks as Highest-Paid YouTube Star Ever, Earning an Estimated $54 Million in 2021

    You're not alone, I got sick of him very quick due to extreme self-promotion he did/does. He was everywhere, he invited himself to random youtubers' shows, etc. Also, got tired of the "look, this PC has 128 cores and does sexual favors to boot" schtick. "Wow, isn't that fast?" without anything...
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    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Here's a 10 day average PPD (13th Jan backwards) Pi 4B 4GB Pi 4B 4GB Pi Zero 2W Pi Zero 2W 5834 6072 2123 2017 4.7 W 4.7 W 2.51 W 2.51 W The Zeroes had the advantage of more tweaking to disable memory hogs, and without those tweaks it starts to kill off selected...
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    Arctic MX-5 vs Indium Foil DIY thermal pad

    Thank you for doing this.
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    Sigh. Where do YOU think BitCoin is going?

    This should go nicely with that new car.
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    Sigh. Where do YOU think BitCoin is going?

    I only started August last year and that's basically just trading, no investing in gear. August-September-October I could day trade because updrafts were basically guaranteed. Until they weren't and I got stuck with some coins at a mediocre price. And then some of those 'mediocre priced' coins...
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    Bill Gates predicts our work meetings will move to metaverse in 2-3 years

    For me, the fun never ends because here meta is slang for the steroid Metandienone and also slang for a bootlegging/smuggled tobacco products den. Also, as a statement and a show of support for Zarathustra[H] 's stance regarding 'appearance' in business/professional contexts I changed my avatar...
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    Bill Gates predicts our work meetings will move to metaverse in 2-3 years

    The general population and media enable all these billionaires and 'influencers', equate braindead, rehashed ideas like hyperloop to progress and harvest bright minds of impressionable (but otherwise very bright) students, herd them around their pump and dump schemes, promising 'careers', stock...
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    Norton 360 'anti' virus installs cryptominer

    Two things. It's pure evil. Second, why am I getting a Mandela effect here? I swear I've read this before (years back) and it was also regarding one of the more retarded AV products. And as far as AV goes, the problem is now much, much worse and we're beyond AV.
  11. michalrz

    How to check last reboot on Windows

    I guess so. 6005 for event log startup which also coincides with reboots. 41 is "previous shutdown was unclean" which sometimes means a crash. 6008 is similar to the above but generated by the event log itself.
  12. michalrz

    How to check last reboot on Windows

    If you only need the date&hour of the last boot, you can type 'net statistics workstation' in the command line (start->cmd).
  13. michalrz

    Vote: Hard DC'er of the Year: 2021 {part two}

    I may or may not be one of the person or persons responsible for the tie. Also, consider this: what if a person is a pentathlon person AND a DCOTM laureate? Double dipping!
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    Display Driver Uninstalled Itself Overnight

    I'd be more weirded out that there was no video signal. If WUpdate had modified the OS and then "gracefully" rebooted, a generic driver would have provided some basic mode. How were your main displays connected? HDMI or DP? Did you connect the OLED via the same interface? Can you check your...
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    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    That's correct, it's the updated one, with a quad-core (4x 1GHz) ARM chip. Thermally wise it behaves like a Pi4 in that it can be used without a fan, but even with a fan I'm seeing 53 and 48 degrees on my two Zero 2s. I didn't want to bog it down with zram (yet), it's running on a lite OS, but...
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    What do you think of Gaia-X European Initiative for Federated Dataspaces? Could it actually work?

    You're right about the getting informed first part, I admit I have a very knee-jerk reaction nowadays to a lot of initiatives, and many industry names make me see red. Part of the reason I don't work in IT anymore and instead enjoy certain parts of it only as a hobby.
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    What do you think of Gaia-X European Initiative for Federated Dataspaces? Could it actually work?

    "cloud", "cloud layer", "sharing of data", "security, sovereignty of data and easy access (through automated identity management)", "Microsoft and Amazon are members", "non-profit". Freedom is in decentralization. Making everyone go through anything binary that a corporate entity put in place...
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    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Yeah hi, The regular Raspberry Pi lineup is completely unavailable where I live right now, so I bought two Raspberry Pi Zero 2W. Aim was to use them for BOINC and/or CCTV. Here's some observations (no tweaks to either): Raspberry Pi Zero 2W Raspberry Pi 4B, 4GB model Raspberry Pi 4B, 2 GB...
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    Fusion reactor actually put out more energy than it consumed for the first time ever

    MIT in association with a company with the fortunate name of CFS have recently produced an improved electromagnet utilizing higher-temperature superconductors. It's one of the bigger deals as far as little milestones go. Stronger field (>30T IIRC) with less effort/power. It's all obviously...
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    Fusion reactor actually put out more energy than it consumed for the first time ever

    It's a Q total vs Q plasma thing. Here's a better explanation: http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2021/10/how-close-is-nuclear-fusion-power.html
  21. michalrz

    Earth's Black Box Climate Warning Box for Future Generations to Study.

    Or a Tesla. Or a chunk of coal. My country has pretty much forfeited its future by not harnessing the uptick in the economy we've had since 2016 to invest in nuclear power. They actually started building yet another fucking coal plant and didn't even finish it. Was scrapped not long ago. It's...
  22. michalrz

    Linux and FTP

    Guy wanted to download a file. Was told to read up on how URLs work. We got to read a heated debate on network cryptography. This is why we can't have nice things on alternative OS'.
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    Windows 11 God Mode

    Well, I don't know how they work on that i18n now, but I'm a bit pessimistic about this part of any project. I'm a translator myself, and the number one problem is always context. Translators get a JSON file or are permitted to join a i18n project via Pontoon, Crowdin or some other similar...
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    Windows 11 God Mode

    I like win+type. I've been using this since 7, and use it on 10 now. Problem: localization. A PL version of Windows 10 comes with an annoyingly high number of clunky or utterly inaccurate translations of various keywords and descriptions. Thankfully, you can still type English phrases and it...
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    Bots aren't even needed. Services such as captcha solving farms (very low latency, too) can be had for peanuts, and the cost of "hiring" click-work people from a developing country is minuscule compared to the margin a scalper sets.
  26. michalrz

    Nvidia’s GeForce Now has been quietly capping its founders’ frame rates

    Unrelated, but my mom once confiscated a tube of MX-2 she had found in my room because she thought it was drugs. I had to explain to her what it was
  27. michalrz

    Noise and performance

    Ugh, looks like we might have to try many other things, unless someone has a very similar rig and had that problem. Do you by chance know the model of your motherboard? Funnily enough sometimes ensuring that old drivers dont get auto installed involves using a tool like DDU (removes gpu drivers...
  28. michalrz

    OS or Live OS On Flash Memory Card?

    I have not tried that tbh. As soon as it corrupted files being copied off the card the second time I hid it in the deepest drawer. Also, the read only lever is actually just to tell the computers software if writes are allowed.
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    OS or Live OS On Flash Memory Card?

    That's correct, however, I managed to buy a supermarket quality level USB card reader once, that would occasionally corrupt some data on the card despite the lever being in the read-only position.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    In my opinion, as far as the help system goes, they should have the right to force Edge there. It'd be unreasonable to expect them to constantly make sure all of their help pages work properly in other browsers, especially considering how some other browser vendors (google?) trick the typical...
  31. michalrz

    Noise and performance

    Okay thanks now it's all clear. It disappears when you minimize probably because the card goes into a lower power mode (2D). Sounds like you need to update your video card drivers (the HDMI part is included in those, download directly from nvidia's page) and make sure Windows is up to date...
  32. michalrz

    Noise and performance

    No, it shouldn't cause a drop in performance. Sometimes it's the other way around - if you reach high FPS in a game you might start to hear audible whine. Now, I listened to your re-uploaded file and apologies if I sound dumb, but it's a jumbled mess of many sounds, including game sound...
  33. michalrz

    Ford and Purdue develop new EV charging cables

    Batteries take DC. Using AC would imply rectifying it again in the car somehow (and the losses would defeat the concept). Pumping 2.5 kA through a wire would produce a very strong magnetic field, it would have to be turned on and off gradually to avoid creating heavy interference in surrounding...
  34. michalrz

    Ford and Purdue develop new EV charging cables

    For the last part, yeah, in the article they admit this is just one part of the problem and hint at future developments in the other areas.
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    Ford and Purdue develop new EV charging cables

    Okay, so phase change cooled cables. If you can pump 2,5kA continuously, you could charge 10 Teslas in an hour, right? That's pretty nice. Definitely a lot of headroom for all sorts of stuff. Well, resistance. One of the things I'm most excited about are high temperature superconductors. Not...
  36. michalrz

    Beware of EVGA GPU's selling for "good prices"

    Sounds like a 5 men job.
  37. michalrz

    Samsung tells Apple to hold its beer

    That kind of marketing is unappealing to me. Why do they insist on showing smug, dead eyed models? I am a happy guy ! A fucking jolly soul and I shall keep my Samsung phone up my arse seeing how small it is when folded
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