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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Work is a ghost town due to all of the people who assumed they'd be fine after their second shot.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Hey, I need to pick y'all's collective brains. A friend of mine is working on getting a business together and they find themselves needing PCBs printed with their designs on em. I am certain such services exist, but I figure with the number of component-level peeps in here this'd be the best place to ask.

    Are you guys in the prototyping phase or are you in the production run and need X100/10000/100000 of the board?

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    "If X, can we do Y?"

    "Yes, X is okay."

    .........

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    laptop fan started clicking, force rebooted my laptop, and...now my VM doesn't connect to corporate network. yay. so far my best guess is something ldap related... but god this is not how i wanted to spend my day today.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah there's a lot of places that will do that, but prices and shipping times will vary according to the bulk needed. If they only want a couple of dozen or low hundreds, I like OSHPark.
    If theyre actually gearing up towards mass production then you'll probably need to look at Chinese factories, and covid has caused some serious delays with electronics and stock so better sooner than later. But in that case I would also ask where they're planning to do assembly, etc, because that will start to factor in.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Dude's putting together custom synth modules by hand, can't imagine he's doing mass production stuff at all. I'm also not involved, but he mentioned that as a future roadblock as he's getting this off the ground. Thanks for the tip, tynic, forwarded them to him.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I'm sitting here trying to figure out an organizational strategy for our Confluence system for the University. I've identified 3 "Categories" of spaces we'll need - Organizational Units, Systems & Services, and "Areas of Interest."

    So I'm trying to get my head around how many spaces we may end up with if we fully utilize this thing.

    ... 310. 310 is our minimum, based on how many departments and organizations we have on campus that serve various functions. And that's not accounting for teams inside departments that may want their own spaces for some reason.

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Night shift coming up and I've had 3.5 hours sleep.

    Let's do this.... Woo.

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  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Checking file hashes for downloaded files, everyone agrees it's pretty important right? Then why the hell is shasum so obtuse about letting you actually check a hash?

    This clean example that let's you use copy/paste and tab completion? Not a chance
    echo HASH | shasum -a 512 -c file_with_stupid_long_name.because.we.use.26.digit.minor.versioning
    

    Have fun manually typing that filename because the apostrophe breaks tab completion. Oh, is the file in a different directory? Better handjam that path on the front. Hope you didn't forget to put two spaces in there
    echo 'HASH  file_with_stupid_long_name.because.we.use.26.digit.minor.versioning' | shasum -a 512 -c
    

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There's a guy in this zoom meeting who appears to be standing up, perfectly still, about a metre or so away from his workstation or camera, with his eyes shut.

    Respect, frankly.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I wish I had to use zoom enough to troll it. Being on camera in unorthodox poses sounds like a great way to make everyone mildly uncomfortable without breaking any rules.

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Dude's putting together custom synth modules by hand, can't imagine he's doing mass production stuff at all. I'm also not involved, but he mentioned that as a future roadblock as he's getting this off the ground. Thanks for the tip, tynic, forwarded them to him.

    Related, but I know some goober with a robot that can machine pcb boards.
    it's me. I'm the goober

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm watching a guy talk about trying not to be overly critical and negative while showing fMRI slides that are supporting "activating your medial pre-frontal cortex"

    Me:

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Just put some magnets by your pre-frontal cortex to increase the blood flow and activate it.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Is he doing like, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy kind of thing?

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    fMRI is a wonderful tool that has also been the basis of one hundred billion studies that amount to just nothing whatsoever of interest.

    I had to read so many in my grad program that were just like "we see more bloodflow in the X area within... an... like does it count if it's an hour and a half of the stimuli?"

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    3clips3 wrote: »
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

    Are you familiar with the Dead Salmon study?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    3clips3 wrote: »
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

    Are you familiar with the Dead Salmon study?

    I was not! That's a really interesting read.

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    I was told that I needed to submit my info so the school could order me a gown for graduation.

    I said I was figuring I'd attend virtually, since you know, large gathering of people, no way.

    The reply was that it's a required event.

    Y'know I think I'm still not going in person.

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    They don't even have a date and time set yet.

    The more I think on this the angrier I get. I'm missing both big and dire family things because pandemic. I'm not going to risk going to a graduation ceremony that's going to have limited slots allowed.

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    expendable wrote: »
    They don't even have a date and time set yet.

    The more I think on this the angrier I get. I'm missing both big and dire family things because pandemic. I'm not going to risk going to a graduation ceremony that's going to have limited slots allowed.

    Wild that your dog stole your car the same day as graduation. And your plumbing went out. And you got the flu. And an interdimensional portal opened up in your bedroom and sucked away all your give a shit. Dare them to call you out.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    edited April 20
    Ticket: "Please fix electric outlet. We plugged some things in and the outlet is turning black."

    HMMMMM.

    Wonder if this is better or worse than the outlet stuffed with literal shit yesterday.

    Madican on
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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    3clips3 wrote: »
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

    Are you familiar with the Dead Salmon study?

    I was not! That's a really interesting read.

    I like that bit at the end. They were not reimbursed the cost of the salmon.

    Because they ate it afterwards.

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Ticket: "Please fix electric outlet. We plugged some things in and the outlet is turning black."

    HMMMMM.

    Wonder if this is better or worse than the outlet stuffed with literal shit yesterday.

    Just hose it out with water. It'll be fine.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Is he doing like, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy kind of thing?

    It was part of a team development event which was supposed to encourage, I don't know, freely sharing ideas in a professional setting?

    But it was framed around storytelling, and so while the guy was talking about not feeling anxious about speaking in public or worried that you were going to have to launch into a story without preparation, or some such, I was just trying desperately to turn off the part of my brain that constantly comes out with, to quote a friend, "that James Spader in Blacklist Bullshit".

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Hey I got an idea I can share in a professional setting, fMRI sucks unless you're really really careful about what you use it for and this doesn't seem to be that so yeah it sucks

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Hey I got an idea I can share in a professional setting, fMRI sucks unless you're really really careful about what you use it for and this doesn't seem to be that so yeah it sucks

    Well, yeah. If I remember correctly, they use Machine Learning algorithms to make sense of the data from the fMRI imaging. And you know how accurate those are!

    That's right, they use electronic neural nets to analyze biological neural nets.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    3clips3 wrote: »
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

    Are you familiar with the Dead Salmon study?

    At great length (and volume).

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    3clips3 wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    3clips3 wrote: »
    If you want a fun time, find a neuroscientist and get them going on fMRI. I've gotten some hilarious rants out of my (molecular developmental neuroscientist) wife.

    Are you familiar with the Dead Salmon study?

    At great length (and volume).

    that's full length.
    Atlantic salmon.
    for science.

    (you monster.)

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Hey I got an idea I can share in a professional setting, fMRI sucks unless you're really really careful about what you use it for and this doesn't seem to be that so yeah it sucks

    Well, yeah. If I remember correctly, they use Machine Learning algorithms to make sense of the data from the fMRI imaging. And you know how accurate those are!

    That's right, they use electronic neural nets to analyze biological neural nets.

    I mean, given the type of data, it's actually ideal, you just need to be REALLLLLL careful around parameters and make sure you have some explainability tools to pull the data back apart.

    tynic3cl1ps3
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Ticket: "Please fix electric outlet. We plugged some things in and the outlet is turning black."

    HMMMMM.

    Wonder if this is better or worse than the outlet stuffed with literal shit yesterday.

    Just hose it out with water. It'll be fine.

    Capital idea, I'll just be over here in the next town while they give that a go.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited April 21
    Oh boy one of my friends, based on my going from being a construction worker to working at AWS, is coming to me for career advice to pivot from his current job into IT. We’ll be getting lunch on Saturday.

    I’ll give the best advice that I can, but, kind of mentally reviewing my own path I’m not sure exactly what to say.

    I had an English degree, spammed job apps on places like zip recruiter and happened to get hired by a dental software company that was terrible at staffing at a position that was really help desk but wasn’t called it. Realized we had some huge technical knowledge gaps so convinced management to give me study hours and also studied in my off hours to cert up.

    Got more and more technical responsibility at work, kept studying, then the pandemic hit. I signed up for WGU and tore through an entire BS in 6 months, which was wonderful for me but I don’t think ploughing through a degree is for everyone.

    At the advice of a long time friend I had a professional resume writer help me with my resume and linked in and then AWS student recruiting headhunted me via LinkedIn.

    I am not sure how much is actionable or reproducible here. Have the sheer dumb luck to get your foot in the door at a tech job and then wake up at 5am to study like a maniac worked for me but it’s not a sure fire thing.

    I guess I can mainly focus on how different shops value work experience vs certs vs degrees vs portfolios and how to build each?

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Oh boy one of my friends, based on my going from being a construction worker to working at AWS, is coming to me for career advice to pivot from his current job into IT. We’ll be getting lunch on Saturday.

    I’ll give the best advice that I can, but, kind of mentally reviewing my own path I’m not sure exactly what to say.

    I had an English degree, spammed job apps on places like zip recruiter and happened to get hired by a dental software company that was terrible at staffing at a position that was really help desk but wasn’t called it. Realized we had some huge technical knowledge gaps so convinced management to give me study hours and also studied in my off hours to cert up.

    Got more and more technical responsibility at work, kept studying, then the pandemic hit. I signed up for WGU and tore through an entire BS in 6 months, which was wonderful for me but I don’t think ploughing through a degree is for everyone.

    At the advice of a long time friend I had a professional resume writer help me with my resume and linked in and then AWS student recruiting headhunted me via LinkedIn.

    I am not sure how much is actionable or reproducible here. Have the sheer dumb luck to get your foot in the door at a tech job and then wake up at 5am to study like a maniac worked for me but it’s not a sure fire thing.

    I guess I can mainly focus on how different shops value work experience vs certs vs degrees vs portfolios and how to build each?

    Yeah I feel like a lot of people's way into IT was sort of like this? My degree was in music performance and I applied everywhere after graduating getting basically zero bites. I only actually got an IT job because Verizon's call center was hiring anyone who could pass the three tests, and only one of them was IT related (basic networking). I knew enough IT + I studied my ass off and I got the job.

    It seems like the general path is learn a bit of IT on your own then get lucky with a company that is willing to hiring you without experience.

    While it doesn't seem that any rich were eaten. It definitely feels like a soup course with broth made from rich stock - bouillonaire if you will - was had.

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  • DynagripDynagrip Destroy Everything You Touch HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    new job is great so far. 70 minute commute each way if there's no traffic, not so much.

    Also, I started an LLC. Ask me about all of your Rapid Engineering needs.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    new job is great so far. 70 minute commute each way if there's no traffic, not so much.

    Also, I started an LLC. Ask me about all of your Rapid Engineering needs.

    Oh wonderful, I know exactly whom to turn to for when I'm building my white-water rafting park

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    There's a guy in this zoom meeting who appears to be standing up, perfectly still, about a metre or so away from his workstation or camera, with his eyes shut.

    Respect, frankly.

    What you're describing is a cardboard cutout figure attending a Zoom meeting

    Which, I agree, ++Respect

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Well crap, this spreadsheet I was using has some wrong data in it, so when I used it to change other data I just fucked with a bunch of random entries instead of the specific entries I *wanted* to change.

    Guess that's my afternoon sorted.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Second time this year I've caught a field tech lying about making a site visit in the dispatch notes. I wonder how often they get away with this with people that don't check their own tickets when it gets closed and equipment is still busted.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Oh boy one of my friends, based on my going from being a construction worker to working at AWS, is coming to me for career advice to pivot from his current job into IT. We’ll be getting lunch on Saturday.

    I’ll give the best advice that I can, but, kind of mentally reviewing my own path I’m not sure exactly what to say.

    I had an English degree, spammed job apps on places like zip recruiter and happened to get hired by a dental software company that was terrible at staffing at a position that was really help desk but wasn’t called it. Realized we had some huge technical knowledge gaps so convinced management to give me study hours and also studied in my off hours to cert up.

    Got more and more technical responsibility at work, kept studying, then the pandemic hit. I signed up for WGU and tore through an entire BS in 6 months, which was wonderful for me but I don’t think ploughing through a degree is for everyone.

    At the advice of a long time friend I had a professional resume writer help me with my resume and linked in and then AWS student recruiting headhunted me via LinkedIn.

    I am not sure how much is actionable or reproducible here. Have the sheer dumb luck to get your foot in the door at a tech job and then wake up at 5am to study like a maniac worked for me but it’s not a sure fire thing.

    I guess I can mainly focus on how different shops value work experience vs certs vs degrees vs portfolios and how to build each?

    Depends on what part - does he want to be a dev? If so, easiest path is a bootcamp with ties to specific employers as they often have near 100% placement rates and designated vacancies for those grads.
    Support/Sysadmin? Pass the Azure/AWS cert exams and ramp up through a service provider - will give you the experience and they often are looking more for certs than degrees - though be warned you'll be worked like a rented mule (as they rent mules to companies).
    Agile stuff - Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner, but you'll need work experience to back it up.

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