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Bob
12:00 AM
@JourneymanGeek ...you don't have a hat
 
Am so totally rocking a hat. It's a modly hat...
 
Bob
Huh, I thought you already ate that one :P
 
12:11 AM
Naw. That is the santa hat
@bwDraco I also like em as a backup
 
So, your thoughts on Ryzen 3?
I think they'll work well for entry-level gaming desktops.
 
Bob
Eh. Depends. It's still a rec for many games (especially the competitive Source-based ones) to go for single-thread perf wherever possible. One of the Pentiums was recommended for quite a while for overclocking potential.
 
Off-the-cuff Ryzen 3 1300X build:
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8fyhcc
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8fyhcc/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($140.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.75 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg)
$800 basic gaming PC for eSports and light AAA gaming.
(less than $700 if you exclude the Windows license)
Good quality parts selected, nothing truly bottom-bin. 80 PLUS Gold PSU, 8 GB of fast DDR4 RAM, proven Samsung SSD.
CPU cooled using the stock Wraith Stealth thermal solution.
I kinda think storage is the weakest link in this build, with only 250 GB.
Just a thought.
 
12:32 AM
Eh. Just throw in a cheap 1tb spinning rust drive
I've found 250gb is enough for an os drive and splitting/tiering storage is handy when you back up
 
12:44 AM
There's not an awful lot of room to cost-optimize this build...
Swapped out SSD and case to save a few dollars, then added a recent-model 1 TB 7k rpm hard drive:
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWBCXH
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xWBCXH/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($140.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ Amazon)
on a build like this, even 25 GB of extra SSD storage can make a difference. Micron exploits the high storage density of IMFT 3D TLC NAND to add a bit more capacity, and the MX300 is generally considered to be a good performer.
The whole system is also smaller.
 
1:31 AM
Another English exam today...
 
1:47 AM
heh. tbh, that looks remarkably like how I'd build a NAS. Assuming I didn't get an off the shelf one.
 
 
2 hours later…
4:02 AM
Three years back... seekingalpha.com/article/2099473-amd-looks-finished (registration required for full access)
> AMD appears terminal.
Feb 27 '16 at 17:30, by bwDraco
AMD has virtually no place in the market, and it's not even clear if AMD's strategy of betting the farm and spending every last dollar it has on R&D of next-gen tech will actually pay off.
 
 
Bob
4:36 AM
@JourneymanGeek we have a bunch of minosos now :S
where'd that happen
 
 
1 hour later…
5:49 AM
/me looks in
 
6:07 AM
/me vibrates quietly in the corner
 
Bob
6:28 AM
*pokes @djsmiley2k's corner*
 
Bob
> The Archive does not generally use tape technology, having run into the classic "whoops, no tape drive on earth reads these any more" and "whoops, this tape no longer works properly".
archiveteam's wiki is hilarious
 
=)
we aim to please?
 
Bob
@djsmiley2k heh, you part of em?
 
from almost the very start
Now I do very little
as no free time and no spare b/w
The soundcloud stuff is... :/
I'm guessing that's how come you're reading it now
 
Bob
6:35 AM
@djsmiley2k actually, no. what's the soundcloud stuff? o.O
I first heard of them over the twitch.tv vod stuff, wanted to get involved but didn't have time
 
we/they started archiving soundcloud, because shutting down.
oh, twitch was fun
 
Bob
now... looking at it again
@djsmiley2k wait what
 
posterious or whatever it was, was better
well now it's 'not shutting down, within 80 days'
so... maybe 90 days? :D
The funny bit is the strissland effect has happened
soundcloud asked us to stop, because uncertainties surrounding copyright on the stuff on there, or something
so instead, a group of redditors started grabbing it all...
 
Bob
lol
@djsmiley2k My main concern with helping is, well, I don't really have a consumer/residential IP to do it from.
Plenty of server IPs but some sites block those
 
that's fine
we have blockdetection stuff, if you're blocked, you won't screw anything up
it will just not archive.
we provide a vbox vm to run, or you can run the scripts manually yourself
If you happen to have lots (Multi-TB) of space spare, we can use you too as a dump for content
 
Bob
7:08 AM
@djsmiley2k Heh. I have lots of spare space (~20 TB) ... on the poor connection.
 
thay maybe ok if you can let them borrow some.
 
Bob
The good connections only have 10 GB - 200 GB - 2 TB space.
 
it all depends what projects on going at the time
 
Bob
I'm not donating space out of that 20 TB, cause it'd absolutely kill the connection it's on :\
 
Bob
7:15 AM
> Dropbox for Business Advanced is currently billed at $20 per user per month, with a minimum of 3 users, for "as much as you need" storage. They'll probably get cranky as we near 50/100TB though.
 
@Bob lol
 
Bob
> Note: New nodes are not being accepted right now. (as of July 2016)
:( @djsmiley2k
 
@Bob why :(?
Oh, because you can't sign up for dropbox business?
 
Because "as much as you need" usually is not expected to be 50-100 TB.
 
I'm wary of clickign the link in superuser.com/questions/1235316/…
 
7:24 AM
You could ask Microsoft about that.
@djsmiley2k looks like a normal cPanel page, though images are data:
 
Bob
@djsmiley2k because archivebot isn't accepting new nodes
 
for... anything?!
/me will have to check what's going on tonight via the IRC
 
Bob
@djsmiley2k idk, just what the wiki says!
 
@Bob hmmm the wiki is a little off sometimes
Oh right, Archivebot
yeah, that's an IRC controlled bot that does crawls on demand
You want to run a vm?
 
Bob
@djsmiley2k I'm not entirely sure what I want to do right now :P
 
7:32 AM
Search for archiveteam warrior
 
Bob
reading up on ... stuff
@djsmiley2k oh, as for why...
oracle.
 
@Bob part of the problem is education
you're helping, by learning :D
 
@djsmiley2k It's clean
 
@DavidPostill I didn't even think about that.
 
They can also scan URLs? Hmm really didn't know about that.
 
7:38 AM
@Seth Yep. Useful :)
 
ok
that windows XP end of support post... what?
and it's gone
 
morning
 
sup
 
@DavidPostill no but i was stuck in the traffic caused by the police cordon
 
7:50 AM
ah
was gonna say last night, it say the incident was at like 13:30?
 
i think they caught him at about 5pm
 
urgh
 
what gets me is that he stole the crossbow from a shop
what sort of shop stocks fracking crossbows?
 
cc @Bob @ThatREDACTEDGuy @Boris_yo
can't remember which of you were discussing youtube red and google music with me lately ;D
 
A sports good shop or something maybe?
 
7:55 AM
This one? XD
 
i don't think we have those here
@djsmiley2k i think i read somewhere that google has "secretly" launched a 3rd mobile OS
> Archery World, Airfield Approach, Moor Lane
are they trying to shoot down the planes with arrows?
 
Depending on the bow that would probably be possible.
And depending on the plane ...
 
oooh they are nextdoor to the cartmel sticky toffee pudding factory
@Seth i can't see any on the runways...
 
Having a contest between archers and drone pilots could be fun. How long can your drone evade the arrows? Though, thinking about the drone taken down by spear video probably means it would be a rather short contest.
 
he looked quite pissed off
 
Bob
8:03 AM
@djsmiley2k neither can I :P
 
@Burgi sports shops? Now if it was a longbow...
 
we don't have american style "sports" shops in the uk
 
You probably have some kind of "this is stuff for people that hunt" kind of shop and cross bows are generally not handled like firearms.
 
they tazered the guy
and they had police with machine guns chasing him....
i have to admit the bit when he got zapped in the video made me laugh
 
8:28 AM
@Burgi I bet the americansa were like 'shoot him, shooot him!!!'
 
8:38 AM
Would they really say that? Wouldn't it "Why wasn't he shot yet?" be more likely?
Could someone finally make Intel announce Coffee Lake please? :/
 
How do you "fix" broken references on Wikipedia. Like, can you just flag a broken link or something?
 
Replace it with a working reference if it's available? Otherwise maybe mention it on the discussion page. That would be my approach.
 
The link-rot on Wikipedia is extensive
Whenever I click a reference, there is decay
 
@Burgi fuchia
 
That's the web for you since there SEO became a thing or something. The advantage of book references. Those usually remain the same - if you're able to get your hands on the book.
 
8:52 AM
ask @FleetCommand, he is a regular top wiki editor
 
@OliverSalzburg link to archive.org version?
:/
@Seth so..... basically the same then?
 
@djsmiley2k Meh. I wanted to offload the actual work to someone else :P Now I fixed the ref
 
not able to access the website, is pretty much the same as not able to access the book
@OliverSalzburg hmmmm :D
 
And the quote...
 
@OliverSalzburg and the whole dang page?
 
8:54 AM
@djsmiley2k Not yet :D
 
:D
what's it on, anything good?
 
It's MS MVP page
According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to "technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community." The awarded are people who "actively share their ... technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft". An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year. The MVP program grew out of the software developer community, as the initial MVPs were some of the most active on the online peer support communities such as Usenet and CompuServe. It has since grown to include other...
 
Yes @djsmiley2k but books usually have a longer lifetime than web pages (depending on the kind of page). Oh and I certainly feel like that since SEO became a thing that pages break more often. Especially if they strip IDs from their URLs and instead rely on e.g. the title of a blog article for access.
 
yeah, that stuff sucks
but... books lasting longer.
true, but also can be far harder to access.
and index
 
Reminds of the Google Digitization project and the data that has been generated by it that might still be kept somewhere.
 
9:04 AM
it is kept somewhere
google book search
 
Which is way different from the original intent
 
@Seth This is basically what powers Jason Scott.
the fact people who appently work for educating.... (libarians etc) would do something like this.
I wonder if someone, some day, will do the google leak project
where this kind of info just.... leaks out
I'm sure Sergy and Brin would be approving...
sadly not so much shareholders.
 
Oh~ textfiles.com, yeha really cool project as well.
 
@Seth Glorious leader of Archiveteam
 
Sounds like the Opening of the (not quite so bad) TRON 2.0
Sorry I'm not that invested in Archive though I really, really appreciate their work.
 
10:06 AM
Hello, does anyone has an idea for this one month old question with an open bounty and no answers nor comments?
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Q: Getting openal audio on nvidia hdmi directly without pulseaudio

user2284570I want to get programs that use openal to send sound over the hdmi output of my nvidia card by using alsa libraries directly. Here’s my configuration : root@localhost /root % cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH...

 
10:26 AM
Sorry, not my field of expertise.
Well ... assuming I have one.
 
Now that's a specific question
 
Hello
Exam was goooooood
@Seth that place is amazing
 
You mean textfiles? Yeha.
Or, if you meant Archive, yeha, they're awesome as well. :D
 
@djsmiley2k Sergey and Brin are the same guy ;P
 
10:49 AM
oh yeah
:D
 
@Rahul2001 He meant Sergey and Larry :)
 
@DavidPostill lol, I know
 
yah I did, ty
Was directly quoting something :D
superuser.com/a/1235362/38001 << direct nuke on this plz, don't click.
 
@djsmiley2k Eeeeew. It's gone.
I hope you weren't too traumatised.
 
I'm at work, fortunately I was already wariy as it seemed a odd way to link a image as an answer.
I've seen worse.
 
11:06 AM
I'm trying to find out if there is a policy for nuking those kinds of images ...
 
'instant and utter nukage' ?
Hahahahahahahaha
that moment someone comments on my answer saying 'that's not what they asked'
and the asker immediately comments on the question, refining it to what I've answered.
 
@djsmiley2k Oh, dear our obscene poster is back (and really doesn't like you).
 
wow someone hates me :D
##winning
 
11:21 AM
@djsmiley2k That didn't make much sense. Use the !!/help command to learn more.
 
@IAmABot No
 
whoo
And, I have this now amazon.com/dp/B00S3G12E6
 
I prefer software encryption, but nice.
 
11:46 AM
@djsmiley2k It's a multi-ISO usb drive.
 
@JourneymanGeek Now that says "Hacker" to every non-technical person
 
multi ISO and boots VHDs natively
 
@MichaelFrank ooo
now that's funky
 
12:07 PM
Pakistan's prime minister disqualified: en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/…
 
so.. they are sans sharif?
2
 
lol @DavidPostill reckon that question is going to go HNQ from the sheer amount of comments? XD
 
@djsmiley2k Unlikely. I think it takes multiple upvotes to go HNQ.
 
yah
sadly
ah well, it's fun to see Kali Linux users attempting to be clever
while not actually having a clue
even the questioner can tell xD
 
12:30 PM
I don't even...
Good job, djsmiley2k. But I don't have access to this computer. I can't create bash script on these computers and add it to the cron. I only can work with info that remains in the system tables or system cache of OS Fedora. — Oleg Gopkolov 9 mins ago
I write the most beautiful answers and this is what I get.
'I can read memory of the machine, but I can't save a script to it' -- really, get real
IPS site is just all 'How do I not hurt feelings...'
lol, pffft.
In reality all the questions are: 'How do I communicate effectively', which sadly lots of people can't do, and won't learn from a website.
 
12:48 PM
I personally don't get the IPS site ;p
 
You hurt my feelings :()
 
@djsmiley2k Be grateful he didn't hurt your ankles :)
 
:D
That Moment when you start asking yourself if maybe your providing help to the KGB...
...
 
@djsmiley2k there's some things in life that don't quite fit well in a QA format IMO
 
@JourneymanGeek such as life, indeed
 
1:02 PM
As is workplace and IPS is basically workplace without the work
 
@djsmiley2k Huh. The answer to that is proven to be 42 :)
@JourneymanGeek Subjective vs Objective. And very little scope for providing citations/references :)
 
I can sense that IPS will get very very few accepted answers
as no one wants to hear 'nope'
 
pretty much
 
ok pulseaudio is acceptable but pavucontrol complains the cable isn’t plugged.
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Q: Getting openal audio on nvidia hdmi

user2284570I want to get programs that use openal to send sound over the hdmi output of my nvidia card by using alsa libraries directly. Here’s my configuration : root@localhost /root % cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH...

 
1:12 PM
and?
(as I remind people, randomly tossing in your questions here for attention is not really good chat etiquitte)
 
@JourneymanGeek it makes pulseaudio answers acceptable.
 
@djsmiley2k what was the image of?
 
I'm not even sure, I closed it too fast lol
 
@Burgi A montage of pron and worse.
 
1:47 PM
pr0n and worse...
sounds like a bad punk band
 
Okay I'm pissed
I went on the terrace to see the sunset
Now my mum is very mad
 
Bob
hm. my pc is making a funny buzzing noise
 
@Bob Is there a flying fox inside? ;)
 
Bob
2:05 PM
probably not
 
2:20 PM
hello beautiful people.
 
@satibel 💜💙
 
how are you doing @Rahul2001?
 
Bob
@DavidPostill I wonder how you find all these links :P
 
@Bob Google-fu :)
 
@JourneymanGeek I have the non encrypted version, it's great, one of the best purchases I made.
 
2:28 PM
@satibel goody
 
@Bob Feel free to include them in your answer and I will delete my comments.
 
Bob
@DavidPostill no need to delete :P
 
@Bob Too late - no longer needed is the new comment flag :)
 
Bob
o.O
 
For your amusement:
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A: What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

tony gilI disagree with flagging first. I understand that the polite, constructive, ethical, academic and honourable procedure is to message author first, requesting whatever improvements/changes one believes should be applied to post. Only after giving the author sufficient time to state her case and/...

Read the whole thing for maximum ROTFLMAO :)
 
Bob
2:34 PM
@DavidPostill I was kinda on board for the first two paragraphs. Then... he kinda went off the rails :\
@Federico You demonstrate a rare inability to comprehend the written language and a propension for nitpicking. My first paragraph, i.e. my thesis statement, regards procedure and behavior at the individual level answering the question precisely. Changes to policy come as an afterthought. I apologize for not writing for an audience with limited command of the English language. — tony gil 3 hours ago
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh boy
oh they're talking about blatant spam
 
Wow. WTF.
 
Bob
@DavidPostill I think you broke the comments :P
click it and nothing comes up
 

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