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by cerbie
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contraception Violates Freedom of Religion
Replies: 98
Views: 14001

Re: Contraception Violates Freedom of Religion

Socialized health care - you're doing it wrong. We're trying to stick to corporate welfare, because we don't want to turn into pinko commies. Our politicians admitting that countries they like to demonize for socialism might have made a handful of OK decisions would be too much shame for them to be...
by cerbie
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contraception Violates Freedom of Religion
Replies: 98
Views: 14001

Re: Contraception Violates Freedom of Religion

The individual having a right to contraceptives in no way forces them to use them. If they do not wish to use them, that's their business, and their right , not their employer's. That is part of the reason for having such coverage be forced. If their employer has a big problem with that, they should...
by cerbie
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Oh wise fora, I seek thine aid in choosing a gaming/work PC
Replies: 4
Views: 3400

Re: Oh wise fora, I seek thine aid in choosing a gaming/work

What kind of budget do you have?
by cerbie
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: NAS drive in a PC in a RAID 1 setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Re: NAS drive in a PC in a RAID 1 setup

two 2TB Seagate NAS drives, My logic is that NAS drives are supposed to be more reliable, at the tradeoff of speed. Bollocks. Buy them for their lower cost, not marketing. Over the years, there have been more than a few studies on drive reliability, at various scales, sometimes including error rate...
by cerbie
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?
Replies: 104
Views: 13211

Re: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?

What are the impacts on you like? Nothing, yet. Most people will not be directly affected by it until well into 2014. If the subsidies allow me to easily pay for it, I may have insurance next year, but that's still a big if. That's the extent, generally, except for anyone here directly involved in ...
by cerbie
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 11352

Re: Survey: How do you drive?

1) Cautious, and laid back, but aggressive in the mornings. I am quite cognizant of the fact that my mind is throwing away sensory information, some of which might be useful for keeping me safe on the road. If I am in a particularly lucid state, I am specifically aware of what shapes, movements, and...
by cerbie
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How do I connect the friggin power button?
Replies: 2
Views: 3912

Re: How do I connect the friggin power button?

As a tip for the future, hold on to the cabling behind the connector, and wiggle it as you push, once you have the right pins, or get it on a little bit, and push it the rest of the way with some small implement (screwdriver tip, needlenose pliers tip, fingernail, etc.). The "M" (MSI) conn...
by cerbie
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is "gaming" hardware even a thing?
Replies: 17
Views: 7669

Re: Is "gaming" hardware even a thing?

Don't discount the G400s, either, for a mouse. None of that silly acceleration, and it has a plain mouse wheel. But then again, I still have a working MX510 and MX518, so am slightly biased (the MX500 is the design that eventually became the G400s, and they still use the same basic shape, sensor fam...
by cerbie
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ballmer stepping down as CEO of Microsoft
Replies: 85
Views: 14670

Re: Ballmer stepping down as CEO of Microsoft

Like IBM, Oracle, Cisco. Those companies are doing poorly </sarcasm> IBM consistently has changed their benefits to make it easier to get rid of employees without paying them later, and they love spinning off parts of themselves. Have you seen Cisco's recent layoffs? And Hell, what do those compani...
by cerbie
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ballmer stepping down as CEO of Microsoft
Replies: 85
Views: 14670

Re: Ballmer stepping down as CEO of Microsoft

He could have done soooo much better though. But he's not "bad" at all. The problem isn't short-term. It's that as people get more and more used to moderately fussy horizontally-integrated network environments, and as consumers dislike what MS makes more (such as how they implemented Wind...
by cerbie
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771729

Re: Today I Made:

Stuffed eggplant, including sauteed vidalia onions, garlic, zucchini, thyme, and fennel. Needed more fennel. Otherwise, was only pretty good. Also needed more thyme. I couldn't even taste it. More other stuff would have been good too. Any suggestions? A bed of long pasta tossed with just a little o...
by cerbie
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tomato Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 6573

Re: Tomato Replacement

For summer-centric recipes, including salads, try fresh peaches. I'm serious. Fresh peaches work great in pasta with a light olive oil or butter sauce (though you might want to add a little fresh ginger, and stick to grassy-tasting herbs, instead of savory herbs) , in lettuce-based salads, and in ve...
by cerbie
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mobo upgrade for Asus CG5270
Replies: 2
Views: 3327

Re: Mobo upgrade for Asus CG5270

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QLVM_EPU/

Should be that one, or another suffixed variation of that model, and if so, that's a regular MicroATX board.
by cerbie
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CS Grad Student looking for a laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Re: CS Grad Student looking for a laptop

Agree with the above, but also that an Intel quad is going to be a better option than an AMD, if simply for Matlab. If you can get a Haswell, the higher-speed i5 and i7 dual-cores ae really good, too. The GPU won't make much of a difference, really. If you're going to use it on battery a lot, Haswel...
by cerbie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771729

Re: Today I Made:

Inspired by a certain other thread, linguini with butter and parmesan, along with crushed garlic and parsley.
by cerbie
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: MYSQL Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 3410

Re: MYSQL Woes

bittyx pretty much has the name part covered, but even with that, I don't get what kind of results this query is supposed to give. There are game notes, a game status, game results, game type, etc., but no game id . Or, to put it another way, home team and away team are meaningless, without a game ...
by cerbie
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 47275

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

That "game" plotline has been played out numerous times, with the minor exception of the comedy "im not getting rescued" part at the start However the point that is missed is why aren't more games like this in the real world? Well the obvious ones that she seems to miss constant...
by cerbie
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Alfredo Sauce II: The Clone Wars
Replies: 46
Views: 13794

Re: Alfredo Sauce II: The Clone Wars

I made another alfredo. This time I had no cream cheese so the cream and butter were thin and never got thick. Cream cheese? Just butter, cream (optional), and a hard salty cheese, properly Parmesan. Making it the popular way with cream, if adding the cheese just before mixing with the pasta, it ca...
by cerbie
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 47275

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I've watched one of her videos fully, I felt it was biased, it didn't try to show any characters or styles she supported, it lacked knowledge of the subject matter. I didn't feel like going through more of them, because that first one was mostly tired same-old, but it would be bordering on silly to...
by cerbie
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771729

Re: Today I Made:

LOL.

Food of the gods, here. Very much little-G gods. Instant ramen, with homemade sauerkraut mixed in it.
by cerbie
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 47275

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I think it's a dwarf fortress joke. Yes. Some people work to make their dwarfs apathetic to the point that their infants can be armor for them, so it's not a problem, but I can't go that far, even though it's just ASCII. I've watched one of her videos fully, I felt it was biased, it didn't try to s...
by cerbie
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 47275

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I can't help but be amused by imagining such a critique of someone talking about why you don't make female dwarves part of your militia (FYI, because they will give birth in danger rooms and other dangerous places, then the baby dies, and everyone is saddened)... In context, I do think there's a rea...
by cerbie
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:50 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Suspect I may have bricked my USB thumb drive
Replies: 4
Views: 4497

Re: Suspect I may have bricked my USB thumb drive

I'm pretty sure Linux can write to NTFS, at least I've moved files from NTFS and deleted them. I'd rather not to wholesale management from inside Linux, although a salvage job might be necessary. Linux' internal NTFS can still sometimes salvage data better than NTFS-3G, but the FUSE NTFS-3G is what...
by cerbie
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Requesting New Computer
Replies: 15
Views: 7288

Re: Requesting New Computer

The crazy thing about the CPU is that it would probably be cheaper, for the performance, to have a secondary computer for number crunching. A many-core Xeon costs +70% over the base cost of a 4-core, for what should be a mere 30-40% improvement...and that 40% is being optimistic, assuming that with ...
by cerbie
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Requesting New Computer
Replies: 15
Views: 7288

Re: Requesting New Computer

KnightExemplar wrote:Also note that the K600 offering is actually _dual_ K600s in SLI, which is a dumb dumb wasteful and inefficient configuration.
That it is. They must have some older gen cards they need to get rid of, or something, for not having a single-card option.
by cerbie
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Requesting New Computer
Replies: 15
Views: 7288

Re: Requesting New Computer

That Core 2 is just too old. You can expect performance of a new quad to be several times what it's offering you, even with code that's not multithreaded. You probably want the fastest Quad Xeon E5 available (3.6GHz, I believe), a low-end Quadro, such as the K600 (or 600, if they only have that), pr...
by cerbie
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Xubuntu 12.04 graphics problem
Replies: 2
Views: 3223

Re: Xubuntu 12.04 graphics problem

Try removing nouveau.

The package name looks to be "xserver-xorg-video-nouveau"

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sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau


Doing so should leave you with nv, which you can then use to login and install the nvivia blob.
by cerbie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Locate sources for .NET
Replies: 5
Views: 7072

Re: Locate sources for .NET

I found Telerik's JustDecompile, started dragging in files and poking around, and found what I was looking for. Dotpeek looks o have a few more features. I'll see if it can help, too, now that I have the files. You have the original project file right? Nope. I have a document showing where all of th...
by cerbie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Locate sources for .NET
Replies: 5
Views: 7072

Re: Locate sources for .NET

Are they part of Visual Studio projects? Not that I have access to, and not that may have ever been successfully archived :|. I have a copy of the live application's directory tree. Even if they're in binaries (the bin folder is populated), finding what one(s) might at least be some step forward (i...
by cerbie
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Locate sources for .NET
Replies: 5
Views: 7072

Locate sources for .NET

I've got an entirely undocumented application, with several source files importing namespaces and using classes from them (as in import and using directives in the beginnings of the files), but every file with the namespace names in them is simply importing (based on file contents searches). They ar...
by cerbie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preparing for expected laptop replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 4755

Re: Preparing for expected laptop replacement

If you're cool paying for a new workstation-type notebook, definitely try to wait a bit, until Lenovo has real Thinkpads with Haswell. The raw peak performance won't be much more, but you'll be able to get new features with plenty of future use (such as AVX2, maybe TSX, depending on CPU choice), and...
by cerbie
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant
Replies: 32
Views: 5142

Re: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant

Do people not negotiate a new contract when their first one runs out? :lol: :lol: :lol: :cry: :cry: :cry: When your contract is up, you pay month to month, the same rate. Every telecom does this (well, until now <dramatic pause goes here>). They're the phone company . You can get a new contract, bu...
by cerbie
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:52 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Formatted second HDD; BIOS Thinks It's Failing
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Re: Formatted second HDD; BIOS Thinks It's Failing

He's dead, Jim. Uncorrectable sectors are sectors it couldn't read the value of (150 raw). Should be very low throughout the life of the drive. Your media isn't perfect, and after some large amount of TBs, or even PBs, might write something bad, but think it got it right, or find a read has gone ba...
by cerbie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:59 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Formatted second HDD; BIOS Thinks It's Failing
Replies: 4
Views: 3506

Re: Formatted second HDD; BIOS Thinks It's Failing

First, back up any data on it, just in case. Then: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/using-dd-to-zero-the-mbr-query-606489/ Personally, I just backup the data, if it needs it, and dd zeros to the drive for a few seconds, blowing away the MBR and partition tables, and then treat ...
by cerbie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recommend an automatic connection speed tester/logger
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

Re: Recommend an automatic connection speed tester/logger

I don't know where to start for that, but if Youtube is the only ral slow thing, start here (read the article it links to, which also links to Windows directions): http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/196170/how_to_stop_time_warner_cable_sucking_at_youtube/c8rw4rj This is a fairly common prob...
by cerbie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Silent PC build
Replies: 10
Views: 7892

Re: Silent PC build

I'm thinking about building a silent media pc, it's going to run linux and I need it to be powerful enough to be able to program on (easily) as well as mine bitcoins or other GPU intensive tasks and I'll probably throw in a fairly decent sound card because I'm really into sound and music. Silent is...
by cerbie
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do SSDs need TRIM?
Replies: 3
Views: 5235

Re: Why do SSDs need TRIM?

I’m looking for some information, mostly to satisfy my curiosity. I understand what TRIM does and how it is beneficial, but I do not comprehend why SSDs operate in a manner whereby TRIM is necessary in the first place. Why can’t an SSD just erase and rewrite the exact bits it needs to? Or at least ...
by cerbie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771729

Re: Today I Made:

Kimchi soup w/ ramen.

I got some kimchi, it made its way to the back of the fridge, and fermented, undisturbed, for months...scary stuff!
Actually, just a little more yeast flavor to it than would be ideal.
by cerbie
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4364
Views: 771729

Re: Today I Made:

Black eyed peas and ham with coconut milk. Pretty much a Caribbean-seasoned red beans and rice.
by cerbie
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Police + Science =Less Prisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

Re: More Police + Science =Less Prisons

That's...pretty darn cool. I admit, I would've similarly thought, "Wouldn't the crime just move elsewhere?" Sure, it would, but how far could it move? It can't move too far out of a metropolitan area. I'm not sure if it's just as they say, but if it is , it would make sense that at some p...

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