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12:27 AM
UGH
UGHGHGHGHGHHGHGH
Second last exam
 
Woof?
Ah
 
Last exam is CS, so that will be ok
But today will be
laiauanwlidwhsdhneiuf
I mean. I just hope they don't kick me out of the school or something? I didn't do any studying in Bhutan, like a blithering idiot
Man
Wish me luck, ya'll
Can't afford to fail
Ok bye going now
see ya
 
12:56 AM
@rahuldottech You'll do alright. Believe in yourself.
 
1:06 AM
okay question aynoen
I need something faster then a virtual machine that is mobile to go with Windows
I am planning to have a second laptop running in my bookbag
that ideally autoconnects to the same wifi I am on so samba and ssh into the linux machine
 
So what are you trying to do with a SAMBA share, that you can't do with a portable USB HDD?
 
@MichaelFrank the samba is to access the linux files
I could do that through ssh also
I have / mounted on samba
 
ehh
WSL might work
 
but how do I get them on the same wifi?
 
by understanding how WSL works ;)
and you don't need a VM on the same wifi connection either
 
1:16 AM
lol so you are saying to use WSL instead of linux if I understand you correcttly.
 
and what you're trying to do matters
WSL is linux
running inside windows
 
WSL does not support all my favorite programs
mathematica doesn't work
 
buuuut right now your question is slightly unclear
 
sudo apt install <x>
doesn'tt always work
 
"faster than a VM" - I have physical machines slower than a VM
 
1:18 AM
Basically is there any way to have 2 computers connect to the same WIFI network?
automatically maybe using bluetooth?
 
Yes. You connect both systems to the same wifi network.
 
that requires me to bring out 2 laptops
hardly a good solution
I gave up on configuring windows to connect to 2 wifi networks after a while
 
keeping a laptop inside a bag will kill it anyway ;)
 
that's a fair point
Okay back to my original plan
of strapping a tablet to the back of my laptop screen
then I use the touchscreen to set up linux to the network
and Windows to actually use everything
The problem I am having is there appears to be no way to control a machine through ssh let's say a raspberry pi when I don't no ahead of time which wifi it is going to connect to
 
hm
add a second wifi adaptor (optional?) set up hostapd on that adaptor. Connect to your vaguely useless hotspot to configure? ;)
 
1:22 AM
does windows work with 2 wifi adapters because I fail to see how to use it
 
linux will I think
windows might for letting you connect in
But really we can show you were the fish are
You need to cast the line yourself ;)
 
what do you mean connect in?
 
so.. linux box has 2 wifi adaptors
 
yes
 
One's set up with hostapd and is known.
One is not.
So you ssh into the known one, then use that to set up the pc as a repeater or simply to connect to wifi
So you always have a "known" IP address and SSID
 
1:26 AM
hmm if only bluetooth made this easier
 
a cheap, tiny 2.4 ghz only dongle costs less than a fancy coffee
 
then that would work really well
I have one sitting next to me
 
well, work it out
points @William at google ;)
I've given you what you need to start.
Go do it.
 
so one would be broadcasting a wifi network and the other would be for actually connecting to the internet?
 
Then post a self answered SU question on how you did
@William kinda.
but you could also set up the system to bridge the two so your linux box acts like a repeater
 
1:28 AM
that is a really cool idea actually
how about mac windows a repater
 
and linux always connect to that
 
go research ;)
 
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Q: Missed flight but no visa to get a hotel

stuart stevensonLet's say I am flying from country A to country C via country B. What happens if, due to airline error, I am delayed in country A and miss my connection to country C and the next flight is the next day? I must be allowed a hotel paid for by the airline but then I won't have a visa to exit in co...

This is basically the plot from The Terminal.
 
1:40 AM
Yea, wrong movie ha
I quite enjoyed The Terminal though... might need to watch it again soon.
 
1:58 AM
I rearranged the keys on my Japanese keyboard to be Dvorak
 
@MichaelFrank the real life insperation's story is even stranger
 
couldn't I have a liquid cooled computer in my book bag journeyman
 
18 years is a long time...
 
@William if you need to ask
 
@JourneymanGeek The correct answer is "sure, and please post pics when you attempt it!"
 
2:03 AM
True
actually If you had a USB PD powered NUC class machine, a custom heatsink mount, and a fake leg...
(NUC makes more sense than a laptop since you're going to be able to have a little more space to work with...)
and IIRC you can 3d print tops for intel NUCs
 
what is a fake leg
 
(USB PD since you could power it off a prosthetic leg power bank)
You'd need to tap 12V for the AIW heat sink pump and fan too
 
2:21 AM
lol journeyman you quoting guardians of the galaxy is hilarious
I love the new movie
when Dr. Strange is like
"What master do you serve?"
 
Full circle ;) Rocket Raccoon was inspired by James Gunn's dog
 
@allquixotic We often get whatever right click context menu was last clicked on just sorta stuck on top of everything.
 
journeyman chewbacca was inspired by george lucas dog
 
Bob
3:08 AM
@allquixotic WOMM
Though that might be because I use both auto-hiding taskbars and always expand labels.
 
 
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7:28 AM
@Dog it arrived!!
 
(that's from NFCtools. Two things, firstly check out the default info, and second, that there's this cool extended screenshot feature I didn't know about)
 
I'm geeking out so bad
 
morning
 
Morning
 
7:35 AM
@rahuldottech why have you bought a TV aerial?
 
@Burgi It's a 2.4Ghz Yagi Antenna
For wireless fun hackery
 
it looks like a tv aerial
 
A Yagi–Uda antenna, commonly known as a Yagi antenna, is a directional antenna consisting of multiple parallel elements in a line, usually half-wave dipoles made of metal rods. Yagi–Uda antennas consist of a single driven element connected to the transmitter or receiver with a transmission line, and additional "parasitic elements" which are not connected to the transmitter or receiver: a so-called reflector and one or more directors. It was invented in 1926 by Shintaro Uda of Tohoku Imperial University, Japan, and (with a lesser role played by his colleague) Hidetsugu Yagi.The reflector element...
That's because TV aerials use the same tech
 
i take it you are going to do warwalking or similar?
 
@Burgi I can do anything with it
Like
SO MUCH
 
7:46 AM
all ethical and above board though right?
 
Sure, war walking too, but it's highly directional, so not really the best for that
@Burgi duh. Long range wireless projects with Arduino and whatever
Anything that operates on 2.4Ghz
(most household products do)
 
or stick it on the roof and wifi while communing with the leeches.
 
@JourneymanGeek leeches?
 
leeches.
They suck
 
Wait. What do they have to do with WiFi? I'm not getting the joke.
 
7:50 AM
More the joke about sitting far away and wifiing
 
Connected to USB WiFi card: rahul.party/files/IMG_20180926_131813-4677.jpg Connected straight to laptop WiFi card: rahul.party/files/IMG_20180926_131510-7286.jpg
@Dog
@JourneymanGeek ah, but it's unfortunately not great for that, since it's not omnidirectional
 
you just need to find the ideal spot to commune.
 
I do live on a terrace though. I can probably get into anyone's WiFi network within the neighborhood. Not that I'm going to try or anything. I just could. Hypothetically. If I wanted to. Which I don't.
Totally never crossed my mind before, no sir, never.
I love how the old laptop has a panel at the bottom which gives me direct access to the laptop WiFi card
 
SOunds like my work HP
@rahuldottech that would be fun where I live
I could try the next building
or the wireless@sg installation at the resident's committee
 
@JourneymanGeek Get one? I bought an imported one off of amazon, and it only cost me like 22 USD
 
7:55 AM
naw
I had a uncompleted woktenna for ages
too many projects ;)
 
OKAY DUDES
LISTEN
So... I connected my WiFi card to my set too box's satellite dish cable with my newly acquired connectors
AND IT STARTED CATCHING LIKE SIX NETWORKS EHICH I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
 
i think you need to lay off the caffeine. you've been far too excitable since you started living alone
 
It's very possible that it's the long satellite cable dish doing the signal catching and now the actual dish tho
Still pretty cool
Thoughts, @Dog?
@Burgi yeah. Last exam on Friday. Not gonna touch them again
Till the next batch of exams, that is
That is, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April
Basically for a week each month
 
that is a lot of exams
 
8:20 AM
@Burgi Yeah
++practicals
++exam entrance exams
 
Bob
9:19 AM
 
9:36 AM
@MichaelFrank I gete that, only with Lync
but as now lync is gone... \o/
 
 
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11:15 AM
Afternoon o/
We're having a bit of an influx of spam at the mo'. On the spamfighting side, MetaSmoke is down at the moment and SmokeDetector instances are being shuffled around, so there isn't as good cross-network visibility, handling and auto-nuking going on. If you have the flags to spare, flag the obvious spam! The 'active' list is a good place to catch them, as are review queues :)
 

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