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[#] Tue Feb 22 2011 20:25:50 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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good article.

[#] Sat Feb 19 2011 15:27:16 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The article in The Register does make a lot of sense. AMD could potentially be worth more to Dell on its own than as a subsidiary.

Some observers are also suggesting that there exists a clause in the AMD-Intel cross licensing agreement that would cause that agreement to terminate if AMD is acquired.

[#] Wed Feb 23 2011 07:35:45 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Feb 28 2011 14:13:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Sony police? I knew they were heavy-handed but they've got their own gestapo now?

[#] Tue Feb 22 2011 08:56:50 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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easy to use vs. easy to learn

[#] Mon Mar 07 2011 14:09:32 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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A few years ago I went to go do my first oil change on my bmw motorcycle. The filter is encased in such a way that the only way to get it off (or on
for that matter) is with the bmw specific oil filter wrench. Can't use one of those squeezie jobbies, and I can't jam a screwdriver in it to get it off because that still leaves me with the problem of getting the new one one.
so I drive 30 miles to the closest bmw bike place, pay $30 for an oil filter wrench. Change the oil, go to my garage to find a home for my new wrench and I place it down..... right next to a bmw motorcycle oil filter wrench.
It would seem that the guy who sold me the bike gave me one and I just forgot.

[#] Tue Mar 08 2011 09:40:21 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Heh. I've done similar things -- buy the wrong part, then go to put it away and find in that location an identical wrong part. At least it means we're consistent in the way we file things away. :)

Spell: I'm surprised you didn't just cut the RJ11 plug off and put a proper pair of alligator clips directly on the leads! What kind of hacker/phreaker/anarchist are you? You never know when you'll need to use that on a pay phone!

(a what? pay phone? what's that?)

[#] Tue Mar 08 2011 11:19:11 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Hehehehe. I was tempted to cut the off the plug, but I was borrowing the equipment from someone else. :P

[#] Wed Mar 09 2011 16:24:37 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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A little trick I use on strange filters is to stab a hole with a phillips screw driver all the way thru the filter at the top and just twist it off.

[#] Wed Mar 09 2011 22:03:57 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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I have one of these on order:


Looks fun.  Just what I need, another hobby.

[#] Thu Mar 10 2011 10:58:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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oooo! One of these days I'm going to have to get into the Arduino scene.
It looks *very* cool.

[#] Tue May 25 2010 05:06:37 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Fri Apr 30 2010 02:04:38 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Oops.  They have a rotating deal...I thought the link was to what I bought.






1 x ($-40.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #382918




Hopefully it was a good deal...ond I hope it fits in the case I have on hand.

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 19:48:36 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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you have to differentiate between 'commit', 'pull' and 'push' afaik. the later sync with your raid5 DLT backuped s00per save server.

(no I'm no git master yet)


and... NT4 definitely was superior to OS/2. I've worked with it, and coded for it. It definitely was no fun.

OTOh, os/2 just was another proprietary system, which basicaly shared the general closed source problem windows nt4 had and still has too.


for some fancy reason, there even is an adon to git: st-git which seems to be good for stopping to work on patch a, pull patch b from the stack, work on that... and commit.

[#] Sun Feb 21 2010 17:29:13 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in

userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in

Yeah, that's what it was 3.51 was the good one and it went all downhill from there.

[#] Sun Jan 17 2010 13:54:14 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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A good reason to buy a dell after all? ;-P

they will come to your house (or work) and fix it...

[#] Fri Mar 26 2010 10:48:29 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Yea, thats why everybody uses fancy frameworks to abstract SQL
(regardless which language he uses)

yea, and they've all got it backwards, you're not supposed to add another layer of crap on TOP of sql to get rid of it, you get rid of it by getting rid of it.

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 18:16:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Time to consider liquid cooling, super overclocking, and neon tubes mounted inside a PC case made of transparent plexiglas.

[#] Mon Jan 18 2010 20:33:12 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I've been surprised lately how well some of these things do work.
I installed an OS from a CD drive on linux machine #2 that was mounted on linux machine #1 and exported as a drive to vmware.

I realize it's not THAT amazing, but the fact that it actually works without having to do any magic, shows how far at least some things have come

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