178 posts • joined 19 Apr 2009
Winamp is the only media player that will sort the playlist by path AND filename that's I've used thus far. (Will check out foobar2000.) All other media players want to sort by metadata instead and have no way to sort really old stuff that is simply a file (comes up "unknown" in the list and won't use the filename). Sorting my stuff with those shows about 30-50 unknowns. I'll stick with Winamp in Windows and Audacious in Linux. I may switch to Audacious all around if it's stable enough.
And my experience with Macs in school drove me to IBM PCs
Yeah, it'll work for turning the kids to them IFF (if and only if) they work without issues. All the Macs in the schools I attended had no end of issues and would crash at the drop of a hat if things were not done in JUST the right order. They did have Lunatic Fringe in AfterDark that wasn't available on the PC version that was full of awesomesauce, but other than that, rather a turn off working on that crap at school.
Windowns 98 still living large
All this noise about XP and we're still using Windows 98 on 3 systems at work because of the attached test equipment and the software to run it will not work on anything newer. Why are the XP machines not being upgraded? Same story. Systems without this hangup have either been replaced or are slowly being upgraded to Windows 7.
And then there's this OS9 system (nothing related to Apple and everything related to Microware) that's almost 20 years old now and still running. Upgrade stuff? Someone want to provide 200K to 3 MEELLion to upgrade the equipment to be able to use the newer OS, sure, but until then...
No touchy, no touchy!
TRENDnet skimping on product?
Tell me it ain't so!
oh wait... I have yet to find any TRENDnet product that isn't corner cut to almost being nonfunctional. I avoid them almost as much as I avoid plagues.
That's the STUFF!
/coat - mine's the life vest
but when I check the fail2ban logs of my server...
all I see is Korean and Chinese IP addresses. Very rarely will I see a European address (3 so far IIRC). And even more rare is a US address (only 1).
Just stating facts. I am located in the US and using a .us address which may attract more foreign fire as it were. Thankfully, no actual break-in has been noted to date, though there's really nothing worth breaking into that system for. It's just a picture dump for sharing stuff with friends/family. In fact, it gets so little traffic now days, that a RasPi is more than enough to handle all the traffic.
think of the children!
mobile device... oh... that gameboy (enter favorite portable video game player) back in the day had games that mimicked this as well.
This whole fiasco is a...
Pretty well screwed from every angle except one... there was apparently no marital relations actually happening.
... and world+dog just shake their head
then laugh at both parties for the humor (Oatmeal) and the lack there of (FunnyJunk).
You still have analog TVs?
oh... right. Those are the ones used with the old game systems that need a curved tube for the light gun (and that slow 24/30Hz refresh rate).
The Atari 7800 is on the big flat panel in the main room.
/coat Mine's the one with the Nintendo Light Zapper in the pocket.
Re: Sod this for a lark
problem with that is you will eventually be surrounded... then what?
Of course tablets are the way of the future
you see it on every episode of Star Trek.
As a computer user...
I'll continue to use a thumb drive and external hard drives.
What's this? Sharing files with people around the world?
FTP or upload to my own web server. meh. Old school... just gets it done.
oh... it's only formula one
and not one care was given
blood from a rock?
Nokia's about dead already. How will they get any money out of them anyhow?
Think of the children!
shoulda just left the shorts on... then the cops wouldn't be so inclined to grasp at my title here.
all this and no mention of...
The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
ok... I guess bad taste does not a bad movie make.
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
Disaster Movie (2008)
just because they look horrid by the cover and the editing is probably about as bad.
and of course... anything on IMDB's bottom 100 is fair game
Re: @ Haku, Re Cars
no old bangers? define old.
I'll say 15+ years would be old for a car.
my "new car" is a 93. My old one is an 82. lots of old bangers driving round these parts.
But can it fold?
mine's the one with the nVidia shopping list in the pocket.
typical big business
we want all the info... users be damned.
though, I wouldn't mind having a peek at that info now. cell site loading would be the main one I'd be interested in seeing.
Re: As bad as ICHC
more like around 2 paragraphs... after that the ADHD kicks in and I'm ...
/Paris for the distractions of course
It's a Mazda 5...
with the B pillar moved from body to door.
Still has useless visors.
I think it was just a "technical point"
Since the suspicion was drunk and not DUI. since the courts are kept to such a high technical standard, this is a valid defense to the charge presented. I'm not sure if the charges could be re-submitted under DUI after admission of guilt, but that would be for the DA.
TRENDnet has problem with kit
slow news day? None of their stuff works right, or can be broken by the slightest sneeze. When you're using bottom rung kit, don't expect it to be really capable.
I gave up on TRENDnet when I went through 3 KVMs inside one week. I went from a hard switch that I've had since before TRENDnet was even around to a soft switch. Worked like a champ. Then bought a softswitch with TRENDnet's name on it to get extra systems connected up. well, the old Tandy 1000 PS/2 keyboard port was just too much for the TRENDnet switch as the switch went into insane rapid fire mode after that. 2 more switches later and I think I had it figured out. TRENDnet uses absolutely no margin for error in any kit connected to theirs. I have a theory that the old PS/2 port on the Tandy puts out a little more voltage than spec. I've never had any issues with any keyboards connected to it, so it's not enough to right home about, but TRENDnet's kit couldn't handle it. I have not tested this theory since everything else has worked like a champ since I binned the TRENDnet kit. I chalk it up to a company that has set themselves up as low price with lower cost (read: cheap) parts and are not worth my time and frustration. TRENDnet is an industry example of FAIL. They might do well to know about that electrical component called a resistor.
Adblock Plus for Google Goggles?
Billboards? I don't see any billboards... just open sky! I now enjoy my scenic drive to work. no buildings, no billboards, just blue sky and roadway (granted, the ton of cars are still an annoyance, but we're still working on that issue).
best use of 3d printing
replacing those small plastic car parts that are made of unobtanium... molding clips, short-run blinkers, old school tail lights, knobs, etc.
now they make boom boxes. Stereo 8 inch woofers... that will BOOM from that box.
Meh... this is why I build my own kit
granted... the non-portable kit for the most part. Though when I do buy pre-built portable kit, I make sure it's been out for a while already, price has stabilized, I find a sale (hopefully), and it conforms to my current needs and potential future wants (which include the ability to do my bidding after the warranty is up... whether that's just me being able to fix it endlessly or install a different OS or really getting down and dirty and modifying the hardware to accept additional kit). Typically, it's not that hard to find something that fits my criteria. I have yet to buy an OEM system other than a laptop. I've always built my own desktops/towers/servers/etc. This always gives me the best options for price points and typically ends up being about the same price as an OEM system with much better upgradability since I don't have to deal with using OEM kit should something take a dump.
Don't forget about the small guys
xkcd is also blacked out. http://www.xkcd.com/
The FCV-R looks like a pissed off fish
wide mouth (grill) and gills (air dam vents below the headlights) with almost closed eyes typical of most angry squints.
It amuses me how some designers think styling cues from low slung sports cars will actually translate well to a bubble car. If that front fascia was half as tall, it might look decent. Right now, it just looks to me like a large mouth bass from some fishing show.
Put the engine from that monster Porsche in the back...
(fitting appropriate cooling vents) and that would be an awesome car.
as is... meh.
A learning experience...
next time, there will be a bigger berm to contain the wayward projectile (not to mention that the spray of dirt would make for good footage).
The steak was great! I opted for the soup.
Wife tried vegitaian once...
she about passed out on the 4th day due to anemia. She requires red meat. she can't even do the poultry or pork foods. And since my body is allergic to lettuce/cabbage/etc, I can't eat salads at all (well... pasta salad is fine *grin*). So all of these "oh so nutritious" foods that vegans like to rant and rave about for the most part include some form of some plant that my intestines like to explode over.
Beef... it's what's for dinner.
tl:dr - everyone has a different requirement for nutrition... some people require the amino acids from animal based foods, some people do not. but when you try to force your views on someone else... you get the big F-OFF. PETA can F-OFF... I'm going to the Saskatoon Steak House.
Don't know about that place? Check out the billboard...
The racks definitely won't...
/coat It's the one with WD-40 in the pocket.
wise? really? MobileFUD more like.
all this banter about GUI
CLI FTW. Headless server with SSH for control. have a nice day.
you can't get any lighter than command line.
/coat mines the one with the embedded web server in the pocket.
proud to be a merkin
wow... having to pay a yearly fee just to watch broadcast TV. I knew the Brits had to pay to use damn near everything... but TV? That's harsh. I'd rather have the crap ton of commercials we have than have to pony up more money just to watch the morning news. The advantage with having commercials is you get a choice... you can mute... you can watch... you can actually buy into the advert if you want... but there's a choice there. Sounds like the UK has no choice to begin with other than TV or no TV.
Ben Heck... bindun
Cause it's a Jaaaaaaag
wow... an automaker that fixes something as soon as they discover it instead of making the consumer find it.
I almost feel refreshed.
now if Jags didn't cost so much (some of the lower models don't... but the desirable ones do)
/coat Mine's the one with the service manual on CD in the inside pocket for my old beater
so that's where all this new spam is coming from today.
Mine's the one with the can opener in the pocket.
no removable battery
if the hardware locks up... you can't reboot it without a reset button (serious lock where even holding the power button won't turn it off). I've managed that a couple times with my own android phone. Trying out apps and running games... sometimes the thing hard locks. I have to take the battery out to reboot the silly thing. Without this option, power users, some devs, root types, will probably pass it up since waiting for the battery to totally drain out will be majorly annoying. Plus... what if the consumer is like me and likes to keep kit for 3-4 years. the battery will probably crater in 2 if not sooner... and even then, a two year contract means you're stuck for 2 years unless you pay extra for "upgrades" and getting a replacement battery for phones with removable batteries is easy and pretty cheap. Takes 5 seconds to swap out with fat fingers that all work like thumbs and gives the phone new life.
I'll stick with the one I've got.
not exactly clearing the way
as the name would imply.
Portal game voice... GLaDOS
actually available already for several brands. I prefer my robots to sound like robots. no fleshy voices thanks.
/coat Mine's the one with the turret eye in the pocket.
Masses log-in to close their accounts with BoA...
side affect is DoS due to higher traffic from disgruntled punters.
Sudden influx of customers to other banks.
Babylon 5 comes to life?
they used a rather large laser for secure comms (though, through a wormhole)
/coat Mines the one with the PPG in the pocket.
Paper Pile Plugs Pump, Pops Power (Server stuffed)
Shitter Stuffed, Supply Shunted, Server Stops
Loo Lags LAN
Potty Plugs Ports
Gut Dump Dumps Sump Server Bumped
BOFH Beeped, Bog Bogged, Sump Stumped, Server Stuffed
Server stuffed by lagged loo
not so Anonymous
/coat mine has the Illuminati membership card in the pocket.
duh! Who cares about the sheeple who are spending the money they don't have... buy a car for cash that's exempt from emissions due to being so old that you only have safety inspections at most. All the money you're saving on car payments and extra levels of insurance can be well spent on performance modifications and fuel. why drive angry with a new car when you can drive happy with an old reliable one.
I have 3 cars... the newest is from 93. the 93 has over 200K miles on it and is getting a new engine cause the last one died a horrible death (bent valves). I've still yet to crack $10K spent on this car... though I'm getting close with the new engine. Compare that with the cost of any new car over 5 years and yeah... having a full size car that seats 5 in comfort (6 if you squeeze another up front and put up the armrests) that gets over 20mpg when all the "new and improved" sedans that can seat 6 and haul their luggage only get 2-4mph more...
yeah... I'm keeping my older cars.
Ford is complete idiots to kill off the Crown Victoria... they should have dropped the new 5.0L engine in it and started selling a performance sedan. /rant
/coat Mines the one with the Mercury Marauder badge on it
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
- NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star
- New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
- Reddit users discover iOS malware threat