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>> No. 27107 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 9:15 pm
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I know there's at least one radiolad here - tell me about ADS-B setups.

I only really need the bare minimum to get the free flightradar business account, but I'd actually quite like to get decent coverage myself.

What's the 'best' way to do this? I've got enough raspi's knocking about for that to be the easiest route for me, but as ever I'm willing to be swayed to more expensive bollocks.

I also have two different places I could base the receiver - somewhere with decent elevation about 15 miles from the airport, or somewhere in a slight valley but within spitting distance (well, one mile) of the airport. Which is more appropriate?

Also, it'd be quite nice to run a regular SDR alongside that, I know you can do that with an RPi setup, but what would you recommend for a general, occasional poking about on the airwaves dongle + aerial combo too?
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>> No. 27170 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 2:15 pm
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The hell is wrong with the tab overview button?
>> No. 27171 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 4:25 pm
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IIRC it does that when the number of tabs won't fit in the box.
>> No. 27172 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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Correct. I think it's 100 or more tabs.
>> No. 27173 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 7:59 pm
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And people wonder why flagship phones have 8gb of RAM.
>> No. 27174 Anonymous
11th July 2019
Thursday 8:01 pm
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It doesn't seem to cache much more than a still image of the webpage, as whenever you go to an old tab it needs to refresh the page anyway.

>> No. 27163 Anonymous
27th June 2019
Thursday 9:42 pm
27163 Newbie Dev
I've been asked to develop a mobile app at work. I've never done mobile dev and this will be by some margin the most substantial thing I've written.

I'm currently leaning towards React Native (Expo) but I'm hearing many good things about Flutter. I'm a bit wary that Flutter is AFAICT nowhere in the UK in terms of job postings. If this project goes well I reckon I'd stand a good chance of doubling or tripling my salary even by taking a junior role. I know if I can pick up one I could certainly pick up the other, but I think having the professional experience is highly valued. Does anyone with their ear to the ground have any input as I hadn't even heard of Flutter before I started researching. Maybe Flutter will be more popular 1-2 years down the line, but maybe it's hard to predict.

On a related note: in any IT job, how common is it for you to spend an entire day or days researching new tech for a new product or project? I could perhaps be recording my research better but it's easy to feel like nothing has been done.
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>> No. 27165 Anonymous
28th June 2019
Friday 7:41 pm
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Disgusting language.
>> No. 27166 Anonymous
28th June 2019
Friday 7:54 pm
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>the market for JS frameworks has exploded in the last few years as front-end development has become a respectable engineering art; they are two a penny now and the source of much geek arguments.
One of the reasons I've tried to stay focused on back-end development is that it takes more than just the passing of a weekend to render my knowledge out of date.
>> No. 27167 Anonymous
28th June 2019
Friday 9:18 pm
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Rule of thumb: go with whatever's newer / flashier. They'll just get you to refactor the code for the next framework of the week a few versions down the line anyway.

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>> No. 27168 Anonymous
29th June 2019
Saturday 4:23 am
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Depending on the use-case, it might make more sense to develop a Progressive Web App rather than a native app. With modern web APIs, you can provide an icon on the home screen, offline functionality and push notifications with a web app. You can fully leverage your existing web development skills and tooling, you don't really have to worry about cross-platform issues and you can deliver a more streamlined onboarding process.

>> No. 27169 Anonymous
29th June 2019
Saturday 4:41 am
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I think I just knocked off two lines on Tech Buzzword Bingo. Just need "cloud-native" for a full house.

>> No. 27138 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 6:01 pm
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How can I disable the bloody Firefox auto-update thingy?
I used to be able to do that with a bit of about:config fiddling. Since version 62-64 that seems to be ineffectual. It still nags me with idiot 'UPDATE AVAILABLE PLS INSTALL' pop-ups.
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>> No. 27153 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:28 pm
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The sheer gall of people wanting open software to be open without explaing themselves to you.
>> No. 27154 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:38 pm
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What's the best way to rip my dick off?

>That's probably not a good idea mate, there'll be blood and pain and you'll probably get sectioned.

>Yeah, I think why is more important than how in this scenario. Are you OK m8?

Bloody typical, I just want to know the best way to rip my dick off but I just get patronised and insulted. Stop being smartarses and tell me how to rip my dick off.

>I dunno, maybe tie a rope around it, tie the other end to a tree, get in your car and floor it?

Jesus christ, that's really going to hurt and I'll get blood all over my upholstery, I don't want to do that. Does anyone know a clean, painless way to rip my dick off?

>> No. 27155 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 9:00 pm
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We can't give you a proper answer if we don't know the context of the question.

>> No. 27157 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 10:01 pm
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>why do the thing you are trying to do things completely differently from me why don't you just do this thing that doesn't apply to your problem.

Ah so you're the guy in charge of stack overflow threads I see.
>> No. 27158 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 10:19 pm
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Please mark as answered if this helped you. I derive self-esteem from my internet points.

>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 27124 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 4:33 pm
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Bugger to that. He's just 46 and he looks as if he's well into his sixties on that pic.
>> No. 27125 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 8:04 pm
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He's also got 8 kids, and a YouTube channel about freeing your mind and escaping serfdom.

He's clearly been busy since he got out of jail. But then, it was news to me he was even released. Just goes to show how fast time flies- More than a decade has passed since I was a greasy teenlad into Mayhem and Burzum. Varg has had 8 kids and all I've got is a lot of debt.
>> No. 27126 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 8:26 pm
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>8 kids
>a lot of debt
Aren't these the same thing?
>> No. 27136 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 3:16 pm
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Not when the debtor doesn't have 8 kids, I guess.
>> No. 27145 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 10:30 pm
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Just a middle class LARPer that missed the antifa bus

>> No. 27127 Anonymous
23rd May 2019
Thursday 2:38 pm
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How viable is freelance web dev right now? Be it front, back, full.

I'm working a 9-5 Network Engineering job, and whilst the pay is decent at 32k (for my area of the country, and being a graduate's first proper job), I'd much rather work to my own accord remotely, and networking is really not the area for that.

I get the impression it isn't very realistic, what with the saturation of webdev bootcamp 'graduates' looking to fulfil the work in your pants dream, and those make your website in one click things like wix.

I have some programming skills, but none I think are particularly relevant (Python, bash), so if the answer is yes , it is viable, I'd like some pointers on areas to focus on please, both in terms of technical skills and areas within web development that offer some opportunity.

I gather (for front end) it is some order of: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, Jquery, Git, node.js, mongodb.

Thank you.
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>> No. 27133 Anonymous
24th May 2019
Friday 11:43 pm
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Honestly a better answer than some I've heard.
> I never had to do that
> I just use it to make API calls
> Well, actually I just modified existing scripts
> I just put it on the CV because it gets me past the filters
> I use ansible which is written in python. If I can't do it in the playbooks, then clearly I'm doing it wrong!

This should really be a /101/ thread.
>> No. 27134 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 1:19 am
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My area is data analysis so naturally I'm an abysmal programmer. I assume by the question you mean 'opening' a file within the space where python can fiddle around with its constituent bytes. Generally there are library-specific functions for different filetypes in my field, for your bog-standard NumPy array I'd just use np.load() for example. Am I completely thick? Wouldn't it depend entirely on what data structure you want to work with anyway? With an unusual filetype I'd have to research what methods exist for working with it. If you're talking about loading the pure byte stream as a univariate array/list, I'm ashamed to admit I don't know.
>> No. 27135 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 2:03 am
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Python has a built-in open() function.

>> No. 27137 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 3:21 pm
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> Network Engineering job
What do you do exactly?
>> No. 27149 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 1:30 pm
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> Am I completely thick?

No, and tedious as the answers I listed were the people who gave them weren't thick either. The question is a bit open ended to find out what kind of interaction people had with the language and which direction they approach it from and if that matches up with what we're after. It's intended to sound out how much of what they write is reciting magic incantations v.s. some deeper understanding of what it is they're making the language do (hence the follow up question on context managers). That sort of approach happens to be useful for what we need, but it's not more "correct" or "better".

You'd be far from the only one to use python like a DSL for their niche and if that's all you need from it to get your job done then that's cool, too!

>> No. 27095 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 12:43 pm
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Anyone else having problems with Google DNS?

Simply doesn't work for me, at the moment at least.

>> No. 27073 Anonymous
13th April 2019
Saturday 9:13 pm
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This is what Kirtaner has been reduced to for hosting 420chan, what do you think purp?

Not quite a shed, but definitely grim. I'd give him advice, but I'd probably get banned. His mod team is cult like.
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>> No. 27093 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:16 pm
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That's a fair whack, but not massive if you're running a business I suppose. Still, that'll be another headache for him if he truly is skint.

I've tried to follow this back and forth today and it seems 4chan's /asp/ has been reporting his Patreon for community violations, not because he streams per se, but because they think he is scamming with the donations. Apparently, someone offered to invest and it was quickly deleted and buried and now in classic 4chan style it's a big deal.

Their thinking is that a mark wanting in on the con would interfere with the con, so it was shut down, but I think it was probably deleted for linking funding 420chan with funding taima.tv which would probably get him in trouble with Patreon and possibly WWE/UFC.

A few more interesting things will no doubt occur, but I'll leave the updates there. I hope he gets back on his feet and whatnot.
>> No. 27094 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 10:00 am
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Spardot is a horrible, petty, cantankerous person. Looks fade but she'll be a bitch forever.

>420chan gets maybe twice as much traffic as we do
Do you have any stats to back that up? Because from their front page:

>Current Users: 53,211
>Total Posts: 26,443,751
>Active Content: 47.8GB
>Posts made in the last 24 hours: 9,195

Honestly they're massive compared to us. We probably get 0.1% of their posts a day. (Assuming we get ~9 a day).

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>> No. 27096 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:39 am
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I'll play the devil's advocate here a bit. It is also pretty alright to be able to run it out your basement in a situation like his, when shit has hit the fan (let's indeed ignore what had led to such outcome for a while).
No data about the daily average bandwidth usage?
>> No. 27097 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:59 am
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Kirtaner is lying out of his arse with that, genuinely. Open a tab on each board and just watch. Their busiest boards, by his own admission, are /wooo/ and /h/ and /wooo/ crawls and goes ages without a post at times. He is counting taima.tv hits into that data, he must be.
>> No. 27098 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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Yeah I agree actually. Those numbers quoted in >>27094 aren't even close to accurate.

>> No. 27069 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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How are VR headsets for certain non-gaming related activities? I was thinking of picking one up while I'm in the market for a new laptop but never have the time for proper games these days so would be buying purely for everything else.
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>> No. 27070 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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If you mean porn, then they're brilliant. For everything else, they're pap - the resolution just isn't high enough to render sharp text right now.
>> No. 27072 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 2:44 am
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Porn can be fantastic, particularly PoV style scenes (to absolutely no-ones surprise) work great. You can get an idea from a certain gerbil themed site's VR section but suffice to say watching on a flat screen is no comparison to what a head set offers.

The rest depends on what you mean by "proper games". There are some lovely "experiences", aka. VR movies, available for free on Steam (I particularly enjoyed "Allumette", a version of The Little Match Girl, "INVASION!", a fun cartoon about incompetent alien invasion, and "Surge", an abstract music video). Many of the more interactive games are pretty short or can be done in bite-size sections as well.

I have a Vive and completely agree with >>27070, the resolution is good enough for games and animation (I'm sure the brain fills in a lot of the details to cover up short comings there) but text in particular needes to be cartoonishly senior-phone-sized huge to be comfortably legible. You're not going to be reading ebooks on this thing or browsing the web for text content. There are "cinema" programs that let you view a movie as if it were on a massive screen which work OK, but forget anything with subtitles and if you're really keen on 4k video: prepare to be disappointed.

Also note, for the Vive in particular it is not a portable system requiring several plug sockets and reasonably sturdy mounting for the light houses (which make a quiet but noticeable high pitched whining noise, so if you sleep in the same room as they are you'll want to power them off).

>> No. 27064 Anonymous
12th March 2019
Tuesday 11:55 pm
27064 Working from home setup
Looking for a half-decent monitor to use at home once a week at most, the laptop i have has vga and usb-c ports.

Any recomendations?

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>> No. 27065 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:02 am
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We use the Dell U3417W Ultra-wide 34 Inch curved monitors at work and they are brilliant. About £600.
>> No. 27066 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 9:37 am
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That's one hell of a codex.
>> No. 27067 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:17 pm
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That seems excessive for his needs.
>> No. 27068 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:27 pm
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Define half decent - to some lads on here that would be 28" 8k with proper colour calibration, to others like myself it's whatever black rectangle is the cheapest and I can look at porn on.

I have a few Asus VS248HR's - they're fine. Look decent enough and are about a hundred quid a pop, which is about my price point. You'd need to buy a usb-c to HDMI adaptor but that's about it. (They do have a VGA port but I think that limits your resolution somewhat) certainly good enough for office work.

>> No. 26816 Anonymous
19th November 2018
Monday 4:00 pm
26816 Best Cartridge under £40?
Alright lads, picture is my Numark GrooveTool cartridge. It's alright, but nothing special.

I'm looking for another cartridge, under about £40. I've seen the Ortofon OM-5E or OM-1S, which seem like the best deals. Is there anything else better in that price range?

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>> No. 27059 Anonymous
8th March 2019
Friday 7:14 pm
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You need to adjust your tonearm for the new cartridge. There's probably too much vertical tracking force and too much overhang with the new cart.

>> No. 27060 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 1:32 pm
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VTF and alignment are fine, I hadn't though much about overhang. I'll see if that helps, but I swear it used to sound OK and now it doesn't. Maybe I just didn't notice it.
>> No. 27061 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 1:47 pm
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I'm almost certain you've checked already, but if two different cartridges sound the same, my instinct that the problem is somewhere else, half unplugged cable, dodgy amp, bad wiring, that sort of thing.
>> No. 27062 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 6:39 pm
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Two different styli sound the same - the original cartridge isn't great sounding anyway but there's definitely a lot more treble there.
>> No. 27063 Anonymous
11th March 2019
Monday 2:37 am
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Turns out it's my amplifier's phono stage. It's a Denon from the 90s and that means capacitor leakage.

>> No. 27050 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 8:25 pm
27050 timewarp question
Evening, chaps...
I'm running a piece of equipment from a win98SE box in a VM (trying to run it under win7 tells me to fuck off and ask the manufacturer for some new software. Hah...)
It all mostly works, but there are some buttons that would be really useful if they worked - and they don't.
In the pic, there should be some buttons with arrows, rendered where I've skilfully drawn yellow triangles. Clearly, other buttons exist and work fine.
Anyone care to guess what I need to drag in from the machine that this stuff is installed on (and works, but is spectacularly inconvenient to use).
I just copied the installed directory across, no install discs or anything crazy like that.
Also, FML.
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>> No. 27053 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:32 pm
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>it was probably built using an old, old, old version of QT
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that that's not Qt. Also, it's Qt, not QT.
>> No. 27054 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:39 pm
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Yeah, it has the feel of VB about it.
>> No. 27055 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:48 pm
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My money's on one of the DLLs that go with it. COMCTL and COMDLG come to mind.

OP, give this a whirl and see what it flags up.
>> No. 27056 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:50 pm
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Ah, that looks very promising, I'll have a go!
Machine's rocking along at the moment, I'll not disturb it until it's finished...
>> No. 27057 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 10:10 pm
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Might be worth a try running wine on a linux VM, or even Dosbox.

>> No. 27047 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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Dear /g/,

I live about 25m beyond the range of my campus wifi network, and I'm looking for advice on extending this network. There's no line of sight between my building and the network zone. There's an L-bend, so it's been recommended that I buy two routers with directional antennas mounted side-by-side at the corner of the L-bend. Has anyone dealt with a a similar problem? What hardware did you buy, and would you recommend it in my case?

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>> No. 27048 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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Ubiquiti make the best wireless gear around at the moment. It is cheap, the software is extremely high quality - so good that we use it at work, and I believe you could probably have a base station that extends your campus network.
>> No. 27049 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:48 pm
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If at all possible, I'd just ask the campus IT team to fix the signal blackspot.

Failing that, option one is to use a wifi repeater, which will connect to the campus network and create a new access point. I wouldn't particularly recommend this, because they tend to be quite flaky. It's also highly likely that the campus IT team will detect and remove your repeater for security reasons - unauthorised wifi access points are a major security issue.

The other option is to use a wifi adapter with a high-gain antenna. Alfa Networks sell a wide range of high-power wifi adapters and high-gain antennas, which are hugely popular among the long-range wifi crowd.


>> No. 26960 Anonymous
21st December 2018
Friday 1:54 pm
26960 Building a PC
Inspite of everything, I've given myself the medium term goal of building a decent PC, with a view to updrading it over time. I need to edit video and I'd like to play games on it, of course, so since Monday I've been doing some fairly basic research and making sure I wasn't playing myself by adding any daft components I don't need.

The following link is my basic idea that I'll be adding further SSDs and more RAM to over time, but I'd like to know if anyone has any advice, generally or specifically, about building a PC and possibly saving money while doing so. Video cards are still slightly mysterious to me right now.

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>> No. 27042 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 10:28 am
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Yeah agreed - repurposing any bits of Dell kit is a lottery, that hardly ever works as they don't stick to standard size anything. I have found it is generally false economy to try and recycle or repurpose Dells into anything else.
>> No. 27043 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 12:19 pm
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This is what I'm looking at. The CPU alone seems to be worth the asking price, Maybe if everything comes up Anon I could spring for a GTX 750, which is both smaller and less power hungry than a HD7770.
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9th February 2019
Saturday 4:22 pm
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That's a normal mid-tower and it'll take full-size video cards without modification. It's the small form factor PCs with half-height card slots that are a problem, although you can buy half-height GTX 750 and 1050 cards.
>> No. 27045 Anonymous
11th February 2019
Monday 11:02 am
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Are there any YouTube channels who focus on computer hardware performance in things that aren't games? I'm really not arsed about 144FPS in Battlefield Nine.2 Redux, but not being able shift a timeline around would be a genuine ballache. If it's there it's buried, because I've been looking.
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11th February 2019
Monday 12:11 pm
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Not really. Non-gaming tasks are so diverse that it's really hard to capture performance in a video. Fortunately, if you understand the dimensions of performance you can make a reasonable guesstimate about how much an upgrade will benefit you.

Open the Performance tab in Task Manager and see where you're getting bottlenecked. Boot times and application loading are severely bottlenecked by the random I/O performance of a hard drive, which will be indicated by 100% utilisation of the main drive. For general responsiveness, it's overwhelmingly important to get a decent SSD. If you're running out of RAM, that's your bottleneck (bearing in mind that an SSD substantially mitigates the performance impact of running out of RAM).

The CPU graphs show utilisation on each core, which will indicate whether you're bottlenecked on a single core or all cores; looking up the single and multithreaded performance scores on cpubenchmark.net will give you a good idea of the performance difference between your current CPU and your prospective choice of CPU. For example, an i5-3570K scores 2028 single and 7172 multi, versus an i7-7700k's scores of 2583 and 12037, giving us a performance increase of 27% and 68% respectively.

>> No. 27013 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:18 pm
27013 Temple OS

Some lad here posted about this a few years back, the guy who made it has died.

@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.
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>> No. 27014 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:27 pm
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yeah that's been popping up in my youtube recommendations too. thanks for doing their advertising for them.
>> No. 27015 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 2:32 am
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>@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.

That was your take-away from this video?
>> No. 27016 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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I think that's one of those 'trigger warning' things. You know, in case we're black Americans.
>> No. 27038 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 10:59 pm
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Fredrik's Spoony episode made me very sad. I miss that floppy haired goofball.

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