@cursorkeys said in The Official Status Thread:
That was a weird hiccup:
@ben_lubar said in Discussion of NodeBB Updates:
Yeah, sorry about that. We're on MongoDB 3.6.2 now, at least.
I forgot to echo true > /proc/sys/amendment/13
@pie_flavor said in 😈 The Evil Ideas thread:
or even make it yourself
I don't recall ever seeing syrup from Ghirardelli...and I forgot about Torani.
Whip cream still seems easier to clean up.
Am I wrong, or has the Great War series on YouTube not actually been posted in this thread yet? If not, that's a ; even if most of the people here dislike the series (I have no idea if they do or not), I would have expected it to be mentioned before.
The Outbreak of WWI - How Europe Spiraled Into the GREAT WAR - Week 1 – 07:24— The Great War
The Ottoman Disaster - The Battle of Sarikamish I THE GREAT WAR Week 23 – 09:05— The Great War
Prelude to Verdun And The Road To the Somme I THE GREAT WAR - Week 76 – 09:40— The Great War
The World At War 1917 I THE GREAT WAR - Week 128 – 10:40— The Great War
The First Six Months of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR WW1 Summary Part 1 – 10:55— The Great War
Propaganda During World War 1 - Opening Pandora's Box I THE GREAT WAR Special – 08:01— The Great War
The German Painter Who Fought In The Trenches - Otto Dix I WHO DID WHAT IN WW 1 – 06:57— The Great War
@dcon said in Interesting article from Seagate about Over Provisioning:
I'm currently running on a 500GB M2 (boot) and a 2nd 1TB SSD. Cost be damned, I'll always do SSD now.
For my home system, I have a 1TB SSD as a boot drive, another one (250? 500?) for swap/paging (because I had it anyway), and a couple of 4TB spinning rust drives for games (one of which came from an older computer). I've no problem at the moment with using HDDs where I actually want the size, but the boot/OS drive is going to always be an SSD.
Also how much is a 4TB SSD? Yow!
Samsung 850 EVO 4TB 2.5 Inch SATA3 SSD/Solid State Drive
Buy from Scan - 4TB Samsung 850 EVO, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, MHX, 3D V-NAND, 4GB Cache, Read 540MB/s, Write 520MB/s, 98k/90k IOPS
@boomzilla said in Dumb things being crowdfunded.:
I'm always amused by the conceit that straight men don't want to "celebrate" vaginas or women's boobs.
Flagged for fat shaming and discriminating against moobs.
@jaloopa said in THE BAD IDEAS THREAD:
@ben_lubar said in THE BAD IDEAS THREAD:
CREATE INDEX ON [Comics].[AlexNorris]([Punchline]) -- oh no
I mean, I know the labour party are a bit of a joke, but still...
Alexander James Jordan Norris is a British Labour Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Nottingham North, first elected at the 2017 general election.
happy new year pic.twitter.com/kQRKUnULZV— Alex Norris (@dorrismccomics) December 30, 2017
@jbert said in The Official Good Ideas Thread™:
Copied from another thread:
@boomzilla said in A fool and his not-really-money are soon parted:
Fake Low Battery - Android Apps on Google Play
Fake Low Battery is a small app that is trick to convince your kids that your phone has a low battery state
Ah, but it doesn't spoof the battery icon itself...
Pornhub saw a massive drop in traffic from Hawaii during ballistic missile alert, then saw a large increase 1 minute after the alert was revealed to be false pic.twitter.com/3vpI0ShRUl— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 18, 2018
@lorne-kates It's not "anotherusername"... it's my gmail address. I suspect that someone has "firstname.lastname@example.org", and routinely instead puts my address, "email@example.com".
And honestly I don't know how multiple people could be making the same mistake, but occasionally the emails that arrive are tied to someone's real name and I think I've seen at least a couple of different names.
@jaloopa said in Office Stereotypes:
@ben_lubar said in Office Stereotypes:
We had a ticket come in recently:
A folder has been created that shouldn't be there. We have deleted it now, but could you tell us who created it and when?
Yeah, we could have done if you didn't delete it
What, you don't have recording file system watchers??? How else are you going to monitor cripple operations sufficiently.
@boomzilla said in Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:
I walk out of Target to the scene of a child laying motionless on the ground. I asked what was wrong and the dad said “He’s upset his gloves match his jacket.” pic.twitter.com/hYMJRbZxkf— a real dinosaur (@SparkyROAR) January 13, 2018
#whyismysoncrying hashtag on Twitter
@bulb said in Unit Fighting:
@thecpuwizard As with all the other things about this there is a continuum here. The smaller units you make, the more arbitrary the interfaces become. So the art is to split the code-base to units small enough that you can test them thoroughly, but large enough that their interfaces make some higher level sense so it is possible to tell what behaviour is sensible...
Again, many good points. It is interesting to compare to the ISP [Interface Segregation Principle]
which (for those not familiar) advocates creating the smallest interfaces possible for specific targets.
In a particular project I am working on "Customer" has 11 distinct targeted interfaces. Since I also utilize DIP [Dependency Inversion Principle] the code is consistently written that a Producer (a custom Design Pattern that has traits similar to Factory and Repository) is invoked and only the appropriate interface is returned.
...and so they are at least moderately stable so you don't end up updating the test with each update to the code.
Depending on the goal of the test, this can vary wildly as to applicability. For "pinning" tests, any observable change in behavior should require a change in the test! An observable depends very much on the observer.
As another example, I am working on an IoT type project written in straight "C". Due to constraints it is necessary to measure at a very granular level memory usage patterns. This includes stack and heap allocations. Functions are divided into "non-allocating" (heap) and "allocating". If a "non-allocating" function is changed to do a call to malloc(), the test must fail. For "allocating" functions the allocation must be one of a sized set of standard sizes (to avoid fragmentation), so an allocation which does not match one of the sizes must fail a test.
@boomzilla said in Burry’s big short question:
@masonwheeler said in Burry’s big short question:
a pipe breaking in the upstairs bathroom 2) while they were away on vacation
Ugh...had this happen, although it was downstairs in the kitchen. Fortunately it was just a pinhole leak and the damage wasn't too too bad.
Yeah. Newly remodeled kitchen. Copper water line to the dishwasher cracked when the dishwasher was put in place. Wrecked a few hundred dollars worth of brand new wood laminate flooring.
Schol-R-LEA/Reduced State Vector Processor - OSDev Wiki
Because I am every but as crazy as Geri or ~, but at least I now have the experience to recognize it in myself.
That, and I didn't assume that it was a great idea, even 20 years ago - I was floating it as an idea worth considering, not something that needed to be done right this second. I have since learned a tiny bit about real-world CPU architecture, and have at least an inkling of the flaws in the idea, but even then, I knew it probably had flaws.
And yes, as I said elsewhere, this was me kinda-sorta grasping towards something similar to the 'belt machine' model of the Mill, but... well, stupidly and not very well.
@scholrlea said in U.S. Cassette Album Sales Rose 35% in 2017:
@gąska said in U.S. Cassette Album Sales Rose 35% in 2017:
Meh, sort of, but not exactly. Most of the 'Young' Urban Professionals were in their early thirties, and were young compared to the people they were replacing in the corporate world.
There’s also a notable difference in mentality, I think. For many yuppies, money tended to be the main goal in life (the “greed is good” quote from Wall Street comes to mind), whereas I doubt most hipsters will put that at the top of their list of priorities, for example.
@masonwheeler said in SAFe thread - constructive edition:
@magus said in SAFe thread - constructive edition:
make all devs stop working to sit in meetings for three days every month.
Wow, you've got it so much worse than we do. Here it's 2 days every quarter, and everyone (except management) agrees that's really horrible.
2 days per quarter is typical [never heard of 3 days per month] for the quarterly release planning meeting. I have experience plenty of that were horrid, and a few that were fantastic (both "big-room" and "small-room"). For the best ones, the time was completely filled and quite productive.
Once a project grows beyond a few teams (remember, I tend to deal with SAFe in 500+ developer environments, and do not generally recommend it for smaller groups), coordinating all of the dependencies (And there will be dependencies) across teams is an important element of effective success.
@remi said in Solar Roadways?:
not all handicaps require larger spaces (for wheelchairs), some just make walking more difficult
I used to know a guy here at work who really needed those handicapped spaces. He had severe angina (bad enough that it eventually killed him) but if he was just standing still he looked quite OK. Yet if you watched him struggling to walk even a short distance on a flat surface, he was clearly not well at all. He was extremely keen on having those special spaces, as they made things like shops and entertainment venues accessible at all to him.
@scholrlea said in 🎤 Song of the day 👂:
Because mentioning Arlo Guthrie in a forum without bringing up this song is an unpardonable act.
Arlo Guthrie - "Alice's Restaurant"
Alice's Restaurant Original 1967 Recording – 18:16— Poughkeepsie Pop Culture
I feel . I had to explain the context of the song to my son, who is about the same age now that Guthrie was when he recorded that in 1967. I wonder how many people here are too young to understand what that was about.
I'm not sure why that makes me feel so old, though. I'm old enough to understand it, but not old enough to have experienced it. I was still in elementary school in 1967. The war was over and the draft had been abolished before I turned 18 and would have been potentially subject to being drafted, and when mandatory registration was reinstated, I was beyond the age for which registration was required.
@dkf said in The Official EXIF Thread:
@anotherusername said in The Official EXIF Thread:
I guess that's why it doesn't work.
It looks like a grubby smudge to me (desktop Chrome). Is that what you intended?
Sort of. It's not really about what it looks like to your eyes... go back up and try quoting my original post; that will show you what I'm talking about (because I posted the same -- basically -- blurry smudge image in the post itself for that one).
A screen shot will do the same thing you see when quoting, if the background is a solid color (the image is mostly transparent), and if the device is displaying the image at 1:1 size (pixel for pixel).
edit: or quote @sockpuppet7's post just above this one.
@benjamin-hall said in China Launches the World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship:
It's much better to not emit the valuable stuff in the first place. Most of the scrubbing and recirculating happens much earlier, in the actual combustion process.
Recently, I was told about going further with this, even. The main point there was to have combustion in a (as far as possible) nitrogen free environment, as to avoid NOx and stuff (which apparently is expensive to remove from exhaust in large scale).
There are probably different approaches to this, the one that I heard about involved a secondary cycle that captures oxygen from the atmosphere by binding it to a metal-based carrier. This carrier is then the oxygen source for the actual combustion. You end up with a metallic compound and "soot" (particles), both of which are apparently relatively easy to filter, and a gaseous exhaust that is mostly water and CO2.
@boomzilla It stifles "innovation" in screwing your customers over. That's bona fide innovation, technically speaking, but it doesn't make it something desirable. I was referring to innovation in producing useful features for your product.
@boomzilla I wonder what the long-term effects of that on their children will actually be. We know that both alcohol and tobacco smoking are contraindicated during pregnancy, and it is likely that smoked pot will also be (because it's still smoke) but now there'll likely be enough openness to track down properly what the long-term effects of ingested pot are on foetuses. At the level of populations and looking for rare things, not just the gross effects (which are about all that can be found in small studies).
All in the spirit of scientific inquiry, of course.