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12:51 AM
uhm
and the message dosen't seem very.... professional
 
1:10 AM
@JourneymanGeek it's Google. They don't care about their public image mush anymore. As much as it pains me to say this, but I can't see the majority of users moving away from their ecosystem anytime soon.
 
@rahuldottech eh, making mistakes in banning stuff cause algorithm? Normal
 
@JourneymanGeek this YouTube "algorithm" has caused much anguish in the creator industry
 
@rahuldottech that raw markup on the other hand...
like what the heck maaaaan
 
@JourneymanGeek lol
 
I trust corporations.... do do dumb, shortsighted things. To focus on tech over people...
 
 
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7:14 AM
riot down?
 
was gonna just ask the same thing.
/me goes back to bed
sadly I'm at work so that's not gonna work out too well :D
 
7:48 AM
Might be quix's server
but it shows @djsmiley2k as being online
 
o_O
oh, my phone might be online
 
nvm, only on PII
 
if only someone updated the matrix wiki with the addresses of their homeservers
 
8:12 AM
There's a matrix wiki?
 
yeah...
 
@Burgi IIRC everyone but bob and I are on quix's ;p
 
also user federation would be a huge asset to matrix
 
@Burgi it would
 
speaking of matrix... did you see they are wanting to make a new matrix film?
 
8:27 AM
yup
I'm not sure how that would work
isn't neo dying kinda important?
ugh
ttrss changed their night theme at some point
its... orange instead of blue
I need to poke around and work out how to fix that at some point :/
 
8:41 AM
@JourneymanGeek he's just a program....
 
For some reason I can't login to bitbucket.org using Firefox. It accepts the username/password but redirects back to the main page without having logged in. It works in Edge (lol).
 
9:05 AM
@JourneymanGeek cough
 
ok, and @bertieb
 
Thanks :P
Ave too, IIRC
 
lol
Maybe we dooooo need a wiki
 
9:26 AM
> Processing abandoned
The video could not be processed
YT finally gave up the ghost on that one
 
 
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10:27 AM
Does a system with Windows 10 always use a 100MB partition prior to the actual one(like windows 7 seems to)?
 
If it's EFI sure
 
what's the relationship between EFI and GPT/MBR?
like I know the EFI is the firmware and the GPT/MBR is the type of the partition table..
but does EFI require GPT?
I see, it requires it
 
10:50 AM
yup
though you could boot an OS from MBR using CCSM
 
Bob
11:23 AM
@barlop Generally? No. With Windows? Yes.
 
On unix or linux, when people use EFI, what do people sometimes use with it(I mean what partition table type do people tend to use on the hard drive that they boot their OSs from, besides GPT? )
I heard that MBR is a bit of a thing from DOS days, still supported by windows. So i'd think not really something unix/linux users woudl use
 
we use gpt.
or mbr
depending on the age of hardware
or sometimes we use EFI/mbr, which can cause more 'fun' :D
 
11:47 AM
If I have a dd image of a partition, and I make a partition in gparted to copy that image to, then is it a mistake to have gparted format the partition I made, i.e. the to partition as NTFS, prior to copying the NTFS image over, or would it make no difference?
 
I believe dd will just nuke that anyway.
 
yeah but the 'to' partition is a bit larger.. so dd won't nuke the entire partition
there will be an unnuked remnant!
i'd guess the unnuked remnant will be ignored, which is fine
 
12:47 PM
yup it wont see it
you can expand the partition afterwards I believe
You might need to 'fix' the partition table tho
 
1:00 PM
i dozed off and slept through most of lunch :(
 
1:26 PM
 
1:55 PM
could do with a QoL patch though
 
2:13 PM
I think the dolphins are looking into an emergency backup Earth, in case of demonlishment for hyperspace bypass
Think I read that in a "Save the Humans" pamphlet or something
I don't really pay attention to these things...
 
2:27 PM
Earth, last updated: Tuesday, 4th October 4,500,000,000 BC
Not compatible with your version
Patch Notes:
- Fixes bugs
- Miscellanous security updates
 
It's the mandatory reboot after update that bugs me :-\
 
heh
 
Also, holy wienerschnitzel
ffmpeg working off an M2 drive with a more modern CPU than mine is fast at bitstream copies
235x realtime
Faster than my brain, as it made me lose my train of thought...
Oh, right, yes
So I uploaded the copy of the video that I downloaded from YT, but I'm not sure YT is going to 'process' that either, as it ticked up to 77% then jumped back to 0%
We shall see
If it fails again, I'll go for a 'lossless-ish' re-encode
Which has worked before, IIRC
Would be nice if YT said why processing failed, rather than folding its arms and saying "NOPE" in red letters
But hey ho
Could alternatively feed it the Twitch VOD, but that's lwoer res and worse quality, so... vague noises of discontent
 
its all the copyrighted content you cram into your vids... ;P
 
Hah
The video with the highest views got blocked for copyright
 
2:40 PM
all 6 views
 
I did a WipEout 2097 race
Sat up there for years
@Burgi thousands of views
many likes
comments
then one day it's claimed by '[Merlin] Beggars'
 
who?
 
Exactly!
 
AH! its the record label
 
top result for their name LANGUAGE! in title
Looks like these guys:
Merlin Network is a digital rights agency for independent record labels. It was started in 2007 with Charles Caldas as the chief executive. The agency reportedly has a membership of over 20,000 independent record labels and distributors from approximately 62 countries. == History == Merlin was launched in early 2007 at the Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale in Cannes; Charles Caldas was the first chief executive. The organisation had already reached a distribution agreement with Snocap, through which music from its artists would be available for download from MySpace.The agency...
possibly
I wonder why I don't get the option to mute it
Wait, I do
Might just do that
Interestingly, the copyright claim is not exactly right
IIRC, it's the instrumental version of Firestarter that was in 2097
As opposed to the one with vocals
 
2:50 PM
there have been loads of python questions in the first post queue recently
has there been a big update or something?
 
that is a great scene
 
That looks like Harry Enfield in the thumbnail
 
it is
he nearly loses it when he asks about dongles
 
Ah, cool
Must have been great for him to work with Corbett
 
have you seen the original Four Candles sketch?
 
3:13 PM
Yup
It's required reading for the British citizenship test
or so I hear
 
wow
 
That was a joke, I think
I would need to actually re-review 'Life in the UK'
Just to be sure
 
just ordered my CCTV
 
My wifes brothers ex girlfriend was Ronnie Corbetts niece.
is ?
 
the girlfriend's ex-brother's wife?
 
3:25 PM
That's all well and good, but I want to hear about that man's father who is my father's son
;-P
continues thumbing through Lateral Thinking Puzzles: Kids Edition
 
@bertieb Yourself?
 
Yea
 
boom!
 
Lots of puzzles along the lines of "brothers and sisters have I none..."
 
Could be his brother
 
3:35 PM
Since I omitted that part, yes it could :D
 
If you had an only son...
 
3:51 PM
> What do you find odd about brits?

Replying “brilliant” after every comment. Makes me wonder if they are being sarcastic or have a set a really low bar of what brilliance is.
 
we are being sarcastic
 
4:11 PM
@rahuldottech that's not odd. Its Brilliant
 
4:30 PM
> Brits can never decide if they want to use the metric system or not. You measure your weight in stone, your height in feet, and your beer in pints - but you buy your produce in grams, your petrol in litres, and switch between miles and kilometres on a whim. What gives?
This annoys me too. So much.
 
Brilliant.
 
@JourneymanGeek -_-
 
5:09 PM
lol
your annoyance is noted. It pleases us, the british nation, greatly.
According to anime/manga, and some testimonies, it's common (and de-facto mandatory) in Japan to resign from work if you want more than one-week vacation. — Bregalad 2 hours ago
 
@rahuldottech Older folks maybe for weight, most folks I know use kilos
The produce thing is EU directive (which is good or bad, depending if your name is Nigel)
Everything's in miles, not many folks use km except in niche circumstances
Beer in pints I'll give you, but we're not attached to the measure, rather than the convenience, it's basically "I'll have an <amount> (or half <amount>) of beer"
Folks are pretty split on feet/m for height tho I guess, for measuring people
For measuring anything worth measuring, it's metric
Hope that demystifies some aspects
 
@bertieb Huh. You'll never hear miles being used here. The only non-SI unit you'll ever come across is feet and inch being used for height informally.
 
@rahuldottech Our entire road network is in miles, which is pretty much why it persists
 
Also, Fahrenheit being used by docs, and Celsius to measure all other temps
 
I think they looked at changing it
Hold the phone
I was about to say "at least we can all agree it's good we use Celcius :P"
Docs in India use F?!
For the roads signs, ISTR it would cost something in the tens of billions to do it smoothly
 
5:22 PM
@bertieb Yeah. For body temps.
 
But... why
Probably historical reasons
We're fully C over here
 
@rahuldottech beer is actually sold in metric
 
Can't remember the last time I heard Fahrenheit mentioned
 
@bertieb Yeah, probably due to greater precision, and that
 
@rahuldottech Hmm, I'm not sure I buy precision, decimals give you all the precision you need
 
5:23 PM
(smaller intervals for temps, easier to see with greater accuracy on mercury thermometers)
@bertieb ^
 
Ah, we're digital thermometers here now
 
you buy your beer in glasses marked as 1 pint or 569ml
 
@bertieb We've had them for as long as I can remember, but you still see mercury ones here all the time
(and alcohol ones in school labs! :))
 
I can't remember the last time I saw a mercury thermometer being used by a health care professional
But fair enough
 
mercury thermometers were phased out of the MET office in the 60s
 
5:26 PM
@bertieb Used mostly at homes now
 
alcohol gives a better reading
 
@Burgi And it's more fun too!~ ;-P
 
When I was hospitalized (late 2017), I recall it all being digital
 
heh
 
@rahuldottech Yeah, that's the only time I could think of mercury thermometers being used here too
 
5:27 PM
really? we have had digital ones at home since the early 90s
 
My dad was never one to chuck things away
 
@Burgi but isn't appropriate for thermometers measuring body temps (iirc, expands/contracts too much with temp changes?). I've seen alcohol at weather therms in homes here.
 
Probably where I get my hoarder tendencies from :P
 
@rahuldottech i think thats what you want it to do....
 
@Burgi Not if you need a larger range of temps in a small thermometer
 
5:29 PM
its to do with the surface tension
`\_/` - alcohol
`/-\` - mercury
the bulge on mercury makes it easier to read the temp as higher than it should be
 
Also, not sure how much of this I'm remembering correctly from 6th grade, but iirc alcohol is better if you need to measure low temps (because lower freezing point), mercury better for higher temps (higher boiling point)
Y'know, I'm just realizing that in all my years of interacting with internet strangers, I don't think I've spoken to anyone from South Africa. At least, not that I'm aware. Not sure why I find that curious since I haven't interacted with people from many other countries too, but still.
Probably has something to do with the that it's an English-speaking country
unrelatedly
> Singapore would be a safe place. Seriously, everytime I go there, I would watch the news and it really seemed like they have zero crimes to report on, so they would talk about things like how a politician managed to clean up three empty flower pots that were once mosquito breeding grounds.
 
Zooth Efrika?
 
5:45 PM
@bertieb those weirdos call "bro" "bru"
 
I know breu
Apparently, I read that Dutch rap is highly amusing there
As Afrikaans has some Dutch origins, Dutch words sound somewhat antiquated
So hearing Dutch rap would be a bit like hearing rap in a Shakespearean dialect
Or something like that
 
lmao
Oh damn. Riots in city. Will probably miss college tomorrow, then.
 
0_o
Why riots?
 
6:12 PM
@bertieb The demolished a temple for some reason
 
Ah :-\
 
Apparently it was 500 years old?
 
Not so good
Erk
Stay safe
Oh for a "focus follows eyes"
 
Not sure. I don't follow local religious/political news.
Huh. roota.cc is down
 
fair enough
 
6:15 PM
pii whenever it comes online
Huh, alq is unpingable here.
 
Ah, that's why it's been so quiet :P
Guess it's related to
11 hours ago, by DavidPostill
riot down?
welp
 
I'm online
and I suspect geek and Bob are
 
@bertieb it's the homeserver then. The thing is, I don't know how to contact alq other than through RA or matrix
 
I suspect he's been pinged (pung?) via some other OOB channel
But maybe not
 
6:18 PM
He hasn't been active on either in a while. And now the homeserver is down so idk how to contact him about it, since I talk to him through it, lol.
 
There was Gitter for OoB n-1 (or -2?)
Might be reachable thru Stream
Or by email
Lemme check
...hah!
May 21 '18 at 19:15, by allquixotic
@CanadianLuke well we already have Gitter but I think we wanted something decentralized and closer to IRC. Decentralized so they don't complain to me when my server is down
> Decentralized so they don't complain to me when my server is down
quix is nothing if not prophetic ;-P
 
tho I suspect he'd say "nothing stopping any of you running a homeserver"
 
@allquixotic ^
 
6:27 PM
@bertieb except costs, time, effort, decent internet, etc.
@JourneymanGeek was that a super-ping?
 
@rahuldottech That's more of a speed bump than a stop sign
 
@bertieb Eh. I trust alq to run this stuff reliably more than I do myself ;p
 
My homeserver is run off a home connection on a mostly-recycled/scavenged server
I'm not saying you should, just that you can ;-P
I'd quite like a way to securely migrate/clone identities
 
you did see what happened when i tried to join anotherh omeserver, right?!
 
So that you could use your ID on other (trusted) homeservers
 
6:29 PM
habanero-PC
-----------
HP G60 Notebook PC
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300  @ 2.10GHz
4GB DDR2
256GB HDD
 
4Gb ram?> ha
 
@rahuldottech yes
 
Think this can host a matrix server + dedi Halo:CE?
 
> tim@musha ~ $ free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 1738 406 414 122 917 1024
plz
 
@djsmiley2k Ideally, a cloned id wouldn't duplicate you in the room list of people
 
6:30 PM
@JourneymanGeek Oh. I thought they'd be more existing. Lol.
 
or there'd be some smart way of it recognising different ids are the same person
 
@bertieb indeed, then i could join everywhere
it did look like they were working on it
 
But udnno
Ah, ftw
I'm off to stream some Pavlov VR (twitch.tv/bertiebaggio if interested, VR is fun!)
 
@bertieb I'm off to set up the Halo dedi
see ya'll laterz
 
Cool o/
 
6:38 PM
whys newspapers dying
they be great
 
 
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7:39 PM
Didn't used se for a while. Is this the main chat room?
 
For super user, sure
 
Great. I'm really tired of a problem with my laptop and expect someone can gimme some hints.
It's a power off problem and the bios is insydeh20. logs aren't accessible. Don't know what's the problem.
Took it to service centre 3 times and each time they say it's fixed, it's not.
 
wtf amazon
user image
2
 
7:59 PM
Acer (6gb/1tb/amd a8 6410) with dual boot Win10 (geniune) and parrotsec.
Since last March, it started to turn off quickly while doing something. I can keep the lap on overnight in idle mode but if I started using it, it turns off. There's no particular timing and happens in both win and par.
Sometimes I can use it for 5-6 hours but sometimes it turns off within 30 minutes.
Once turned off, I can't turn it back on for next couple of minutes. Even if I try, it will turn of at boot screen.
Charger is always connected and the full charge capacity is 50% (it's a 3yo lap)
 
pretty sure that's overheating
or heat related Power fluxulations
 
I can't feel the heat on it. I place it on my lap and the fans are working fine.
The weird thing is that it sometimes get heated but don't have any problem and most of the time it turns off, the temperature is normal.
I think it's a problem with battery but if I didn't used anything, it won't turn off even after 2 days.
 
8:15 PM
@djsmiley2k There was a story recently about people garnering Amazon reviews for cheap things, then radically changing the listing
 
lol]
 
So there would be a dodgy-as-hell thing sold with 4/5 star reviews
rather lured unsuspecting people into buying stuff on the strength of ratings
I think they also gamed the "Amazon Choice" system that way
Could be wrong tho
Also, Pavlov VR has just added the M95 anti-materiel rifle
and everyone is using it
because it's a one-hit kill even if it hits you in your big toe
fun times were had
 
8:31 PM
Am I the only one having trouble with Matrix?
13 hours ago, by DavidPostill
riot down?
...seems not.
 
9:10 PM
its down for me
more bloody drug dealers
this is how terminally stupid they are, one guy has just driven off in a car with a company logo on the side
AFTER BUYING FECKING DRUGS!!!!!!
 
Which company? :D
Allegedly
They could be trading Pokémon cards?
 
true but he was also drink driving
sorry forgot to mention that bit
 
"How's my driving? Call 0800-DOB-ME-IN"
 
we reported it to the police
that CCTV can't come soon enough
 
9:27 PM
Prime same day? :D
Also, for the matrix account dealies we were talking bout earlier, seems like a 3PID could map to multiple MXID
Though I'm not sure how that's actually set up
 

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