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12:06 AM
Interesting. So there was a beep service?
I wonder if it's still possible to configure Windows to use a PC speaker for beeps...
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Q: How to make the PC speaker beep from the Windows 7 command prompt?

oKtosiTeI'm running some lengthy video encodes using the Handbrake command line interface. After all my encodes are done, I would like to have the PC speaker beep, as I usually turn my large external speakers off. On Linux I would install the "beep" package, but so far I haven't found such a program f...

That's... disappointing.
 
1:29 AM
Ughh.. YouTuber, why would you put your newest videos at the top of your build playlist?
 
2:05 AM
sigh
Got a massive backlog of NYTimes articles to catch up on.
 
Looks like HP will be first to Picasso, just as they were to Raven Ridge.
The HP ENVY x360 13 will still have no Intel option. The 15" model will be available with a choice of Intel or AMD processors.
Perhaps more interestingly... HP is launching a 17" variant of the non-convertible ENVY mainstream laptop with an optical drive. This feature has basically gone the way of the dodo on most consumer laptops.
I suspect HP's continued choice of AMD processors in the 13" ENVY x360 lies in being able to hit a desired price point, as this is meant to be their least expensive (semi-)premium convertible laptop. Although I'm not sure whether AMD's improved their idle power enough to catch up with Intel on battery life, seeing more AMD hardware out there is very encouraging.
They've actually sold quite well at the local electronics store.
(do bear in mind that Intel is still grappling with a 14nm processor shortage, which is making it difficult for OEMs to get low-end Intel chips; this explains why AMD Bristol Ridge and Raven Ridge processors have been getting increasingly common over the last year in entry-level machines)
What I do like about this machine is its support for charging via USB Power Delivery and the USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (despite the spec sheet saying that they're USB 3.1 Gen 1).
 
 
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6:14 AM
I'm (or will be) writing my own Android browser. Can anyone provide an unique name for it?
 
6:57 AM
If we did, it wouldn't be unique
 
7:18 AM
Ⓧ Doubt
@Biswapriyo xXX-uniQweb101-XXx
Throw in a couple "69"s and "420"s somewhere in there too for maximum appeal to millennials
 
 
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9:06 AM
morning
 
9:49 AM
> By the time people who use earbuds regularly turn 23 they'll have lost about 40% of their hearing.
Well shit
 
surely that depends on how loud your listening
or maybe you loose about 40% by 25 anyway?
For example...
> February 7, 2017
A new analysis from a nationally representative health interview and examination survey found that nearly one in four (24 percent) of U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 years has features of his or her hearing test in one or both ears that suggest noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
 
 
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11:42 AM
2.9M signatures
 
nigel farage was on the radio this morning
he was claiming that all of the submissions were from russian hackers
 
That claim was also made on whashisname's blog
Order-Order
Guido Fawkes / Paul Staines
Haven't appraised the evidence for it, assuming there is any
 
you'd expect them to only allow UK IP addresses to fill out the form
i mean the BBC does it with the iplayer
yes i know VPNs exist but you also need a valid UK postcode
also why would russians want to keep us in europe?
 
11:58 AM
@JourneymanGeek I can't find many over-ear headphones on Amazon India and am considering getting these: amazon.in/Audio-Technica-Sonic-ATH-AX1iS-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/…
Thoughts?
 
@Burgi There are British citizens elsewhere, I guess?
I've no idea re Russians, could probably make some case for "anything that causes disorder in political systems of UK/EU is a win for Russia" but I'm no international relations analyst
 
12:12 PM
@Burgi BS70HL
,;p
 
@JourneymanGeek was that your student flat?
 
@Burgi yup
I use the address for my .co.uk too ;p
 
that road doesn't appear to have a name or streetview
 
.... They changed the postal code...
Who changes postal codes
 
I'm starting to think there's no such place as 'Bristol' after all!
 
12:32 PM
@JourneymanGeek The Post Office revises postal codes quite frequently. One example is that new developments get temp postal codes and when completed they get new ones (that are usually the same excepts for the last 2 letters). Causes havoc as the builders register the utility (gas and electric) supplies using the temp postcodes in the national databases ...
 
my old flat had 3 postcodes
the post office had it as 0AF, google had it as 0HS and the original postcode was 0HE
 
1:02 PM
I made my first international payment from my account!
:D
I feel all grown up
 
3.1million on that petition now
and they'll just brush it away
@DavidPostill ah the joys
I used to write scripts to fix crap like that.
was great fun
 
1:52 PM
Instagram also affected but appears to be limited to less than 0.01% of all accounts ("tens of thousands of Instagram users" on a service with more than one billion accounts).
 
 
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5:40 PM
Man what the goddamned heck is going on with github servers
1MB file downloads are failing
> 5.2KB/sec
argh
Saving to: 'NppFTP-x86.zip'
NppFTP-x86.zip             0%[                                   ]   8.00K   434 B/s    eta 46m 6s
 
6:28 PM
 
6:53 PM
@rahuldottech Someone uploaded clippy for teams, to github
the universe went 'nope!' and vanished everything in response
 
 
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10:42 PM
9 hours ago, by bwDraco
Instagram also affected but appears to be limited to less than 0.01% of all accounts ("tens of thousands of Instagram users" on a service with more than one billion accounts).
Hmm. Looks like I shouldn't be affected.
But then again, I've got some password management changes planned to make it easier to change and maintain passwords.
 

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