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[#] Thu Apr 29 2010 14:58:25 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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I just could not turn down this deal:


Time to build a new box.  As if I don't have enough to do around here.

[#] Mon Jan 24 2011 14:42:39 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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No cats around here..I'd start sneezing if there were.  As for the dirty lens...that should make the sensor less sensitive.  I am wondering about transient voltage spikes or breakdown of the semi-conductors in the sensor.


Trust me, there is nothing more fun than getting up in the middle of the night to investigate an alarm at a remote location.

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 16:00:28 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just spent 5 minutes with git and already I can see how superior it is to subversion in regards to branches.

[#] Tue Mar 30 2010 12:51:00 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Is his name Mel?

[#] Fri Aug 27 2010 22:10:58 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Only one thing might be better than eclipse for writing Java, and that's JIDEA. Lispers, I suspect, don't need that Refactor menu, because they already have good language support for referential transparency, and a dynamic type system. Not the case in Java, where changing structure can cause so much carnage that in a nontrivial program it has to be automated.

[#] Mon Feb 08 2010 10:35:24 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Until now, I haven't had a need for a virtual machine, either, but the ability to test a specific OS configuration or install without having to burn a CD, boot a machine, wait to see if it works or not, is definitely a time-saver.
Since I'm the family IT-guy, I've had to do a lot of these tasks before, and this technology will definitely make it easier.

[#] Fri Feb 05 2010 15:33:41 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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have you listened to the radio lately?

[#] Fri Sep 03 2010 14:12:21 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I thought that was like weeks ago and they sold out immediately.

[#] Thu Apr 21 2011 16:22:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Heh. Amazon EC2 is having a major outage. It's been going on since

around 2:00am. Super major brokenness all over.

So much for elastic.

This brings to mind the recent discovery of the flaw in just-in-time assembly line production.
Just in time works just fine until japan as a whole goes off line and nobody's got any stockpile of parts anywhere in any warehouse and suddenly the entire manufacturing process of anything using parts coming from japan comes to a quick and grinding halt.

So now people are starting to rent warehouses not because they need to stockpile parts, but they need a buffer in case of disaster.
It looks like the amazon customers are learning this same lesson today.

[#] Fri Mar 19 2010 17:39:35 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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no problems apart from that its an interpreted language where everybody wants to talk away the fact that this will be slower than native code.

just because of you store a pre-parsed copy of the interpreted code, thats no compiler. No body would call the zend-cache a JIT

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 13:57:14 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I think star trek has a history of taking real technical babble and using it (in meaningless ways) in the shows.

[#] Thu Sep 23 2010 14:12:27 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I wasn't thinking that it just seems there's an endless cycle of changes and if you fork you have to manage all that updating youself.
Where I sit (and most people aren't like this, I'll admit) I'm tired of it all, I just want it to work.

[#] Tue Jun 15 2010 00:31:55 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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why not? everything is a file. block devices are random access.

[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 12:16:12 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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HA! That's funny. I hate fk constraints almost as much as I hate
stored procedures, but try explaining to a territorial dba (read: all

of them) that their fancy dancy constraints are fucking everything up.

The funny thing is, we don't use them at $workplace, as far as I can tell, we never have. This probably goes back to the dawn of time when HJM wrote all the code and did the DBA stuff himself. So it's become standard practice here, and now the DBAs are defending it because it's become defacto standard, and they don't want any inconsistency, or extra work, or to change the status quo, and they probably realize the advantages by now.

One of the reasons why I *like* our DBAs. (Well... sometimes ;) And it goes to show: if you don't like what your DBAs are doing, the solution is simple: be the Creator.

[#] Tue May 11 2010 15:07:14 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Actually I -do- want a "very small laptop" and I want it to be able to run Windows.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 10:10:07 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well. you get it for free, but it ain't free? Nobody whiping your ass for free? tell me more.

And... Once you caried truckloads of money to oracle to get their database, letting them educate you how to use it is about twice as expensive. And neither anybody from oracle will show up and get shit up and running as that article may sugest.

[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 18:23:51 EST from cellofellow @ Uncensored

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My laptop died yesterday. It spontaneously decided not to resume from suspend, and now when I start it the indicator lights flash briefly as they always do, and then nothing. The only thing running is the CPU fan and the power indicator light, and
the Fn key that turns on and off the indicator lights still works. I think my motherboard is dead.

It's a Gateway MT3423, bought it in fall of 2007, so 2 1/2 years ago. Anyone know any way I can more thoroughly investigate the laptop to see if my motherboard is really dead? or do I just need to salvage it for parts and find a new laptop?

Right now I've removed the hard drive and put it in another laptop, an old Compaq Presario with a Pentium III and 184MB of RAM. Even Lubuntu is too much for this thing. When swapping out the hard drives, broke the connection between the touchpad and
motherboard in the old Compaq, so now I'm getting really friendly with keystrokes and when forced to using my USB mouse.

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 10:44:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'd say get used to having it in just one ear instead of two. There are headset-cordless phones out there.

[#] Sat May 22 2010 21:01:27 EDT from Ahff Rowe @ Uncensored

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rudolf- I bought mine on eBay. Just search for 'German Keyboard', or whichever localization you prefer.

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