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by hintss
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mumble hosting
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Re: Mumble hosting

Get a VPS, set up murmur yourself.
by hintss
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spilled a little bit of water on my laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Re: Spilled a little bit of water on my laptop

If it was just water that you spilled on it, then it will generally be ok if you remove power and let it dry out.
by hintss
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: how could i go about creating a geocashing experience
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: how could i go about creating a geocashing experience

1. get waterproof box
2. put cheap, but unique trinkets inside
3. get your gps out
4. get precise coordinates, write it down
5. post online
6. ?
7. profit!

also, its spelled geocaching
by hintss
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows home server? A Linux box? Oh my..
Replies: 9
Views: 2421

Re: Windows home server? A Linux box? Oh my..

wait, does boxee streams from smb shares on it fine? I'm curious.
by hintss
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu 10.10 — Restoring default Chinese fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Ubuntu 10.10 — Restoring default Chinese fonts

Is it possible to run

Code: Select all

dpkg -l|grep ttf


find the font that you want to get rid of, then uninstall it with a package manager?
by hintss
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: "Plugged in not charging"
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: "Plugged in not charging"

Yeah, I am trying that. But the BIOS is password-protected, and I have to figure out how to get passed that. In the olden days you could take out the CMOS battery, but I suspect it's all in flash memory now. Maybe I shouldn't be asking this, but why are your own computer password protected? he migh...
by hintss
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: 24 GB of RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 2053

Re: 24 GB of RAM

what about disk, GPU, and internet speed?
by hintss
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows home server? A Linux box? Oh my..
Replies: 9
Views: 2421

Re: Windows home server? A Linux box? Oh my..

might as well post my horrible solution: box, ubuntu desktop edition, running webmin, ssh, samba, transmission, and is connected to 2 external hard drives. I can put files using scp, webmin, and sftp, I can stream files over LAN using samba, with a computer running boxee hooked up to the TV, then I ...
by hintss
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0927: "Standards"
Replies: 157
Views: 27384

Re: 0927: "Standards"

aren't there like 6 different kinds of mini or micro usb plugs? something about companies always adding sound output and stuff

and about open im, theres always jabberEDIT: apparently jabber is xmpp
by hintss
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 40547

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

firstly: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10057

secondly, something I made in openscad quick: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10056
by hintss
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 40547

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

just imagine thingiverse in 12 hours: there will be some dildos posted that haven't been deleted by admins yet, and the rest will be stealth dildos. oh, and a handy tip: skeinforge doesn't print really thin walls, so making a hollow object with 0.05 mm walls or so with a second object inside will on...
by hintss
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 40547

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

someone made plastic poop. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9955 sigh.
by hintss
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 40547

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

someone designed a dildo a while ago and posted it on thingiverse, but it seems to have been deleted

also, did the forum link disappear from xkcd.com?
by hintss
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 24978

Re: 0916: Unpickable

could the pin being fused mean that the top and bottom half are fused together?
by hintss
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 22606

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

xmillion wrote:I realized that is a double decker bus? Or are the kids on top of each other?
Maybe it's just magic.

I think its showing 2 rows
by hintss
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 22606

Re: 0911: ""

I wonder how the comics get posted, anyway. I always thought that they were uploaded in advance to a directory below public_html, and moved into the public_html directory by a cronjob that runs every M/W/F at midnight. Maybe the server name change caused the cronjob to stop functioning properly. ED...
by hintss
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 22606

Re: 0911: ""

doggitydogs wrote:http://xkcd.com/258/
EDIT: Also, a search for "rotary" brings up http://xkcd.com/562/, which I just got a couple minutes ago on random.

what about that one, the highway engineer pranks one?
by hintss
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arduino-Controlled Car
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Arduino-Controlled Car

Levi wrote:No, wait, I'm an idiot. Same problem as before. I keep forgetting that electricity goes everywhere.

diodes?
by hintss
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0908: "The Cloud"
Replies: 69
Views: 19067

Re: 0908: "The Cloud"

so my intepretation is that BHG is saying people's applications are running on his server, but due to the slow internet speeds, there is a lot of client side caching. also, he will become BOFH in the near future, and have "accidental" shutdowns.

Am I right?
by hintss
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to follow EVERYONE on Tumblr.
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: How to follow EVERYONE on Tumblr.

Dthen wrote:Yeah, I took a look at the Tumblr API and was surprised that it didn't seem to be able to do this.

The thing in 2600 (I think) might help (I think).
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standing for the flag + clubs
Replies: 46
Views: 5664

Re: Standing for the flag + clubs

jesusland
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 108550

Re: My school fails at computer security...

... The admin/teacher who reported us doesn't even teach. Everyday she does nothing not even speaks to us while the abandoned students get a free hour of play time on the computer. I'm like the only coder in my school and there are no programming classes or anyone interested in such an area in my s...
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ethernet Switch
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Ethernet Switch

Also important to remember: ping is cumulative. 1 box is better than 2. But everyone here probably figured that.
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to follow EVERYONE on Tumblr.
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: How to follow EVERYONE on Tumblr.

In the newest (I think) issue of 2600 (I think), theres an article about a Ruby on Rails (I think) library for interacting with modern web browsers. That'd be the easiest (I think) path. Should be somewhat straightforward to write a bot to do that afterwards. also, it seems that the tumblr api can't...
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iPhone App Development with Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: iPhone App Development with Windows

jailbreak the gizmo?
by hintss
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Cheap Wi-fi Antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: Cheap Wi-fi Antenna?

An ikea mixing bowl might work?

Anyway, I always wanted to build a yagi antenna for wifi.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagi-Uda_antenna
by hintss
Sun May 15, 2011 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 129649

Re: PC != Windows

If you really hate it then just start trolling the heck out of people. Get linux or something thats not windows and say I have a PC. Either you'll confuse someone, piss them off, or enlighten them and they will start using PC to reference a Personal Computer. Either way you win! >Implying I don't a...
by hintss
Fri May 13, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 861
Views: 152386

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

*conversation about plans for summer break* person a: I'm going to do this *fakes masturbating* person b: Nah, thats boring. I'm going to do this *fakes masturbating* but I'm going to put my penis in my hands first. on the board is a journal prompt: What did you do during spring break. Someone chang...
by hintss
Fri May 13, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Running a persistent process on Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 3574

Re: Running a persistent process on Linux

I am surprised there are a few things no one has mentioned. Screen, tmux, and cron. First and foremost is the 'screen' command. Here are two links about screen simple , and a bit more complex . The basic idea is that you first run screen, then run your program. If you want to close your ssh session...
by hintss
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: negative hertz?
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

negative hertz?

I was once told that such-and-such headphones can do -400 through 20,000 hertz. How the hell does this make any sense :? ?
by hintss
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trouble Viewing XKCD on Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Trouble Viewing XKCD on Linux

what browser?

*imagines someone trying to read comic with lynx*
by hintss
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My school fails at computer security...
Replies: 314
Views: 108550

Re: My school fails at brainbox security...

gear-guy wrote:... sending a mass email of a picture of a cat that crashed the mailserver and blowing up a electric socket..

Can I get a copy of that? sounds funny
by hintss
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: hardware recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

Re: hardware recommendations

for computer vision, you can use a cmucam
by hintss
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to track my stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: I want to track my stuff

doesn't this one company make an iPod (iPod classic) sized GPS tracker that costs about $100 and a $9.99 monthly fee?
by hintss
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: EE Project Help
Replies: 16
Views: 3207

Re: EE Project Help

omglolbah wrote:Not really, just very low volume sales.

We did very little actual circuit-building as we were mostly concerned with PLCs and the likes.
Doesnt hurt to have a grasp of basics though!

can you explain to me the relation of FPGAs to PLCs?
by hintss
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0878: "Model Rail"
Replies: 98
Views: 27573

Re: 0878: "Model Rail"

whats the unit of the size of the last recursion?
by hintss
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: School internet filters
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: School internet filters

My guess is that it does something with the MAC address. Try bringing a laptop and cloning it.
by hintss
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: hardware recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

Re: hardware recommendations

ooh, ooh, add computer vision to the turret!!

aside from that, you should look into an arduino. Should be pretty easy to make the arduino listen for commands on serial that are generated by the host software.
by hintss
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll to Dodge! ~ Do not post - I will not respond
Replies: 96
Views: 6814

Re: Roll to Dodge! - 5/6 signed up!

I guess I'll join. email me if I should make a turn.
by hintss
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7104
Views: 516245

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

define youth?

anyway, disassembled floppy disk

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