Options

[chat]oholics

12467100

Posts

  • Options
    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Rubber duck debugging is totally a thing. I've had the sudden idea of how to fix a bug by talking about my code so many times.

  • Options
    815165815165 Registered User regular
    if i could always work with the giant banana instead of another person i think i would

  • Options
    815165815165 Registered User regular
    815165 wrote: »
    if i could always work with the giant banana instead of another person i think i would

    this is not a post about masturbation fyi hth

  • Options
    AresProphetAresProphet Registered User regular
    Computers still used tape.

    You can buy tape drives on Newegg.

    They're thousands of dollars.

    when you need to store a bunch of data forever and don't need frequent access or rewriting. in fact no rewriting is a feature, not a bug. it can't be tampered with

    That's my understanding anyway. It's kinda the digital equivalent of paper records.

    ex9pxyqoxf6e.png
  • Options
    SummaryJudgmentSummaryJudgment Grab the hottest iron you can find, stride in the Tower’s front door Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Hey who are our gun shoot-y chatters? I need advice.

    There's always the Gun Thread.

    Oh neat, thanks! Thinking about cleaning up an old .22 rifle as a favor, need resources.

    CLP is pretty universally recommended as a solvent, lightly RemOil after

    Old Marlin or something?

    SummaryJudgment on
    Some days Blue wonders why anyone ever bothered making numbers so small; other days she supposes even infinity needs to start somewhere.
  • Options
    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Maybe I'll stream some XCOM 2 so you can see me save-scumming.

  • Options
    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    omg spool is bel a rino on your phone

    steam_sig.png
  • Options
    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Computers still used tape.

    You can buy tape drives on Newegg.

    They're thousands of dollars.

    when you need to store a bunch of data forever and don't need frequent access or rewriting. in fact no rewriting is a feature, not a bug. it can't be tampered with

    That's my understanding anyway. It's kinda the digital equivalent of paper records.

    Yep. Sony recently developed a technology that can store 185tb on a single, HDD-sized tape.

    nibXTE7.png
  • Options
    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Yeah, tape backups are still a thing and will be for many a year still.

  • Options
    ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Western coastal temptressRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Echo wrote: »
    Rubber duck debugging is totally a thing. I've had the sudden idea of how to fix a bug by talking about my code so many times.

    I have done this with my sister. It basically goes:

    "HEY SO I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS FUNCTION, IT IS TERMINATING EARLY WITHOUT RECURSING PAST THE TENTH TIME AND OH WAIT I GET IT THANKS SEE YOU LATER"

    "Wait what's a function? uh ok whatever you're welcome?"

  • Options
    AresProphetAresProphet Registered User regular
    Computers still used tape.

    You can buy tape drives on Newegg.

    They're thousands of dollars.

    when you need to store a bunch of data forever and don't need frequent access or rewriting. in fact no rewriting is a feature, not a bug. it can't be tampered with

    That's my understanding anyway. It's kinda the digital equivalent of paper records.

    Yep. Sony recently developed a technology that can store 185tb on a single, HDD-sized tape.

    and you can swap that tape out of the drive, and go store it in a crate somewhere without the expensive drive hardware

    running a server farm just to archive a bunch of documents would be a huge waste

    ex9pxyqoxf6e.png
  • Options
    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, tape backups are still a thing and will be for many a year still.

    Good. I need to backup my mixtapes.

  • Options
    FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    Computers still used tape.

    You can buy tape drives on Newegg.

    They're thousands of dollars.

    when you need to store a bunch of data forever and don't need frequent access or rewriting. in fact no rewriting is a feature, not a bug. it can't be tampered with

    That's my understanding anyway. It's kinda the digital equivalent of paper records.

    Yep. Sony recently developed a technology that can store 185tb on a single, HDD-sized tape.

    Right, but my nostalgic Asimov reference was relating to the fact they all computer media was on tape in those books

    And, when a character received the equivelent of an email, it simply printed out on a strip of tape

    Overall, though? That entire world, starting with the I, Robot stuff, was amazing

  • Options
    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    This thing on the Colbert show just reminded me that when I was a kid I would secretly take Ruffles potato chips.

    And chew a bunch up. Then find a really big crispy chip. And put the chewed up chip on that big chip then eat the whole thing.


    is that weird

    steam_sig.png
  • Options
    AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whatever Registered User regular
    I wish all my patients were giant bananas

  • Options
    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    boooored boredy bored bored.

    ftOqU21.png
  • Options
    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Eh, I'll stream a bit. https://beam.pro/EchoPlays/

  • Options
    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, tape backups are still a thing and will be for many a year still.

    Good. I need to backup my mixtapes.

    Then you could fasten them together. Taped mixtape tapes.

    And maybe you mess a few up.

    Taped mistake mixtape tapes.

    nibXTE7.png
  • Options
    CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    I wish all my patients were giant bananas

    Hey you tried hallucinogenics?

  • Options
    FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    This thing on the Colbert show just reminded me that when I was a kid I would secretly take Ruffles potato chips.

    And chew a bunch up. Then find a really big crispy chip. And put the chewed up chip on that big chip then eat the whole thing.


    is that weird

    affirmative

    edit: no judging tho

    FroThulhu on
  • Options
    firewaterwordfirewaterword Satchitananda Pais Vasco to San FranciscoRegistered User regular
    Hey who are our gun shoot-y chatters? I need advice.

    There's always the Gun Thread.

    Oh neat, thanks! Thinking about cleaning up an old .22 rifle as a favor, need resources.

    CLP is pretty universally recommended as a solvent, lightly RemOil after

    Old Marlin or something?

    No idea to be honest. I don't think there's any brand markings on it but I'd have to check to be sure. I googled marlin rifle and it sort of looks like this
    marlin81dl02.jpg
    But without that little bit of metal to the upper left of the bolt handle. Otherwise it looks v similar, except the safety is in front of the bolt handle.

    It fires pretty well and is way accurate. However, the safety is pretty loose, it needs a fair bit of force to chamber a round and, there's some rust on the outside of the barrel. I'd like to take it apart, clean it, and tighten the safety, but want to take a look at some how-tos before I go fucking around with it.

    Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
  • Options
    AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whatever Registered User regular
    Cinders wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    I wish all my patients were giant bananas

    Hey you tried hallucinogenics?

    I get in trouble for that

  • Options
    Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    boooored boredy bored bored.

    Tell me about it. I'm in quarantine in a poorly-lit room with my cat. I never want to go to work again because my office is a constant petri dish for disease.

    Ravenhpltc24 on
    (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)
  • Options
    CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    I wish all my patients were giant bananas

    Hey you tried hallucinogenics?

    I get in trouble for that

    Call your bosses nerds.

  • Options
    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    boooored boredy bored bored.

    Tell me about it. I'm in quarantine in a poorly-lit room with my cat. I never want to go to work again because my office is a constant petri dish for disease.

    It's the first saturday night off in three weeks and I'm spending it just lying here watching the beginnings of dull bbc documentaries

    ftOqU21.png
  • Options
    FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    watching Echo's XCOM stream

    Soldier just hopped through a window, then used a sword to dunk upon an enemy soldier who was smugly camping right outside

    10/10 would XCOM again

  • Options
    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    The fact that a tape can be taken totally offline, moved offsite, and thrown in a vault is a huge benefit.

    That said, I still fucking hate them.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • Options
    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Half of my saturday afternoons I feel like the slow intro buildup of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black-Eyed Peas is playing, and the other half I feel lonelier than uh, like, my elbows, never having been tongued

    nailed it

    Eddy on
    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
  • Options
    DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    This thing on the Colbert show just reminded me that when I was a kid I would secretly take Ruffles potato chips.

    And chew a bunch up. Then find a really big crispy chip. And put the chewed up chip on that big chip then eat the whole thing.


    is that weird

    affirmative

    edit: no judging tho

    Adult me. Wants to know. About it.

    But

    steam_sig.png
  • Options
    y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    I'm like a good chunk through the master and margarita

    This guy really didn't like the Russian arts infrastructure of the day, did he
    @credeiki

    C8Ft8GE.jpg
    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • Options
    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    shryke wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I remember this from a while back: University Study Finds Adblock Plus Could Save 40 Percent Network Bandwidth
    A Canadian university study has found that using the Adblock Plus browser extension can save between 25 and 40 percent network bandwidth if deployed across an internal enterprise network.

    The study tested the ability of the Adblock Plus extension, popular amongst web users who want to block ads being displayed, in reducing IP traffic when installed in a large enterprise network environment, and found that huge amounts of bandwidth was saved by blocking web-based advertisements and video trailers.

    Considering clickthrough rates in the single digits, that's a pretty massive amount of bandwidth that is essentially wasted if you look at the purely technical aspect.

    Can confirm. 40% is a high estimate, but I do regularly see measurable reductions in bandwidth utilization when we implement a web filter that includes ad-blocking. It's usually more in the 5%-10% range.

    Generally this is done simultaneously with blocking social media - Facebook is almost always the largest source of web traffic in an organization, followed by YouTube. The combination of adblocking+Facebook+YouTube often reduces overall bandwidth use by 20% - 30%.

    Blocking Youtube? That's just fucking mean.

    It's a huge bandwidth sink. Most employees have smartphones - if you want to watch a video or stream music, use your own bandwidth.

    Fucking around on the internet is part of the compensation package. It's what you get in return for being forced to stick around 9-5 5 days a week.

    @shryke I'm taking this to chat because it's off-topic.

    I'm a huge proponent of letting people use the interwebs at work for personal stuff. I always fight any effort by management to block sites like Reddit or ESPN, and usually I win those fights. But YouTube is not a hill I will die on.

    The problem is that, in terms of financial impact, YouTube isn't like free coffee. It's more like stealing office supplies. If it were only one person taking a ballpoint pen home, once in a while, it wouldn't be a big deal. When it's everybody, every day, that becomes a significant cost.

    The usual retort is "buy more bandwidth." What most non-technical employees don't realize is that 100Mb/s on your home Internet connection isn't the same thing as 100Mb/s on an enterprise Internet connection. Your home connection is best effort - there's no guarantee you'll get the bandwidth you're paying for on any given day. There's no guarantee that you'll get low latency and jitter. If it goes down, there's no promise it will be repaired in any given timeframe.

    Getting an Internet connection with guaranteed performance and repair time costs enormously more than getting Internet for your home. Ten times as much, minimum. Sometimes more than that. Sometimes we have to pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars just to get the local telecom company to run additional fiber to the building. And we're trying to manage this very expensive bandwidth across dozens or hundreds of users in each building.

    Sometimes we can do clever stuff like bring in a cheap cable Internet line and segregate web browsing traffic onto it, leaving the expensive fiber for business-critical tasks. But then that becomes a question of: how much of the Cisco engineer's salary do we want to dedicate to making sure you can watch cat videos?

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • Options
    japanjapan Registered User regular
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52820875.html

    Hmmm

    This does face directly onto one of the rush hour main roads into Glasgow, though

  • Options
    Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52820875.html

    Hmmm

    This does face directly onto one of the rush hour main roads into Glasgow, though

    Dear God what a lovely flat. If it's half as nice and bright as the pictures show, I'd say go for it!

    (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)
  • Options
    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Echo wrote: »

    12 movies that spoil themselves at the end

    1) Citizen Kane starts with the immortal line, "Rosebud". Eagle-eyed viewers might see that this mystery is totally spoiled by the last shot of the movie.

    Rhesus Positive on
    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
  • Options
    FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    This thing on the Colbert show just reminded me that when I was a kid I would secretly take Ruffles potato chips.

    And chew a bunch up. Then find a really big crispy chip. And put the chewed up chip on that big chip then eat the whole thing.


    is that weird

    affirmative

    edit: no judging tho

    Adult me. Wants to know. About it.

    But

    ok, but then there will be judging

    I won't be angry, just... very disappointed

  • Options
    NecoNeco Worthless Garbage Registered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    I wish all my patients were giant bananas

    Sounds reasonable.

  • Options
    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Oh hey I earned a free pizza from Dominos.

  • Options
    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    I imagine you've seen this, but:
    @Blameless Cleric
    @21stCentury
    1R1la0l.jpg

  • Options
    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    There was a party I could have gone to. But I was very much not feeling that crowd. This is just a day where it's hard to be psyched about anything. If L wanted to hang that'd be something to be psyched about, but since she's busy, I guess I'll just be bored.

    ftOqU21.png
This discussion has been closed.