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>> No. 26036 Anonymous
4th August 2017
Friday 3:15 am
26036 PAYG Sim
Looking for a PAYG micro-sim card with the most amount of data for your money.
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>> No. 26674 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:19 pm
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>>26673

Three offer unlimited data on many of their plans, and it seems legitimately unlimited as far as I have found. I pay 20 quid a month for mine. That's a rolling SIM only contract so you're not locked in, that might be decent for you? Otherwise their pay as you go SIM plan charges 1p per MB.
>> No. 26675 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:32 pm
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>>26673

I'd suggest an O2 or Three pay-as-you-go SIM. The standard tariff on both is 1p/MB data, 2p texts and 3p/min calls. Your credit doesn't expire. If your broadband keels over or you go into hospital, you can buy a monthly add-on for more data and tether your laptop to your phone via Wifi. Three offer slightly better deals on the larger data add-ons. These tariffs are your best bet if you're normally a light user, but occasionally need to use loads of data.

The NHS is committed to providing free WiFi for hospital patients by the end of this year, although there's no guarantees on quality.

https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/sim-cards/pay-as-you-go#simtype=classicpayasyougo

https://www.three.co.uk/Store/SIM/Pay_As_You_Go
>> No. 26676 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 2:33 pm
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>>26674

It's genuinely unlimited on your phone, but it's capped at 30GB/mo if you're tethering to your laptop.
>> No. 26678 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 5:04 pm
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>>26676
I thought they'd killed their unlimited plans. Or at least closed them to new subscribers.
>> No. 26679 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 5:17 pm
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>>26678

They still exist, they're just not as cheap as they used to be.

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>> No. 26527 Anonymous
23rd April 2018
Monday 4:54 pm
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Lads.

I really want an old rotary telephone. I remember using one at my nan's as a kid and the tactility is so satisfying.

Does anyone knows if BT/Virgin still support pulse dialling? My plan is to buy one anyway and convert it to USB using a PIC/Arduino/Pi/Whatever to use it as a VoIP dialler, but it would be nice if I could also connect it to the real phone network.
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>> No. 26651 Anonymous
26th June 2018
Tuesday 7:27 pm
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I've fully restored it now, I think. Replaced the failing carbon granule microphone and added a rectifier.


Only one thing - should you be able your own voice through the receiver?

Turns out a commercial solution for my bluetooth idea does exist, but it does look a bit pricey, especially considering I'll have to modify the RJx jack to the standard BT one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/liGo-Bluewave-Link-Mobile-Hub/dp/B008D2Y1N4/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_121_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XY82HWSCAM4V9759Q9VN
>> No. 26669 Anonymous
6th July 2018
Friday 9:58 am
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>Only one thing - should you be able your own voice through the receiver?

That was normal from what I remember.
>> No. 26670 Anonymous
10th July 2018
Tuesday 2:38 pm
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Got another one with the intention of selling, ended up lubricating the dial of both of them. Christ, now it's even more satisfying to dial on.

sage for blogging
>> No. 26671 Anonymous
10th July 2018
Tuesday 7:23 pm
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>>26670
>ended up lubricating the dial of both of them.

IYKWIM
>> No. 26672 Anonymous
10th July 2018
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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>>26671
I mean, this is the closest I will ever get to physical intimacy with another human so yes.

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>> No. 26617 Anonymous
23rd June 2018
Saturday 6:35 pm
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Dropbox's free 2GB seems too small to store my online videos so I looked into paying for an upgrade. Their Dropbox Plus package includes 1TB - good stuff - for £79.99 a year.

What the fuck? That's silly money. I could buy a 1TB+ external hard drive for less than half of that and keep it forever. But they want to charge me that much to just rent one?

How can the cloud storage services justify these prices? Technology companies must be able to buy storage at massive bulk discounts.
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>> No. 26664 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:02 pm
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>>26662
>If, as >>26623 argues, "that stuff is pretty much free" and "you're literally just paying for storage", then OVH would still be offering this service
Lad, that's bollocks and you know it.
>> No. 26665 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:09 pm
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>>26664

If I had a service that was 'pretty much free' to run, and I was charging a bit of money for it, I'd probably not stop offering that service.
>> No. 26666 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:35 pm
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>>26665
You might not stop offering it, but then again you're not a top 10 hosting company, so I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that they know their business better than you do. There are plenty of potential explanations for them pulling the plug. If you wanted to just focus on numbers, the straightforward explanation for closing it to new customers while continuing to service existing customers indefinitely would be the marginal cost of new customers, which is made up almost entirely of the physical resources underlying it - hardware and power.

As I said, they know their business better than we do, but if I had to speculate at the reason for doing it, I'd guess that either it's profitable but not sufficiently so, it's someone's pet project and they've moved on, or they believe it's cannibalising the market for the storage part of their primary cloud offering.
>> No. 26667 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 6:06 pm
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>>26666

Or that it's expensive to run.
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1st July 2018
Sunday 6:23 pm
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>>26667
Because if it's too expensive to run the ideal solution is to keep running the service and just close it to new customers.

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>> No. 26431 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 6:32 pm
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I was using an old Moto G2 until recently. As the charging port became warped, a few times I've decided to have a fiddle around with a pin or toothpick to get it back into position and connect properly with the charger.

While tired last night, I tried to use the edge of a pair of tweezers. This went badly and I've totally mashed the inside of the port.

I've already ordered a replacement handset so I'm not exactly heartbroken, but it would be nice to have a go at fixing it and keeping it as a spare handset.

Have any of you lads ever replaced something this fiddly before? Aside from using smaller tools (I'm thinking of a watchmakers screwdriver etc.) how do I avoid hamfisting it?
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>> No. 26601 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 5:39 pm
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Allo lads. Just thought I'd report back after a couple of months, in case anyone who looks at this thread wanted a followup.

>>26439

I'm extremely happy with it. It's an upgrade in every way, very few slow moments with apps, storage space fits every app I need and then some, and I really like the metal case. There's some smart UI upgrades that I'm quite fond of, too.

It was a good purchase, I'm hoping I can keep it in sound working order for as long as possible.

>>26436

This is a properly good product. I'd advise anyone to keep in mind length when you're buying, as the first one was too short. It doesn't hurt to have a spare I suppose. It's saved my MicroUSB connector from big "rips" of the charger out of the port several times already -- and I realise now I must have been tiredly mashing the poor thing every time I came home from work to put in on charge.

To be honest, I think it really should a standard on these phones, considering it's such a delicate part of the phone.
>> No. 26602 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:13 pm
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>>26601

>This is a properly good product.

>To be honest, I think it really should a standard on these phones, considering it's such a delicate part of the phone.

Unfortunately, they're technically illegal until 2025. Apple hold a patent on magnetic power connectors and will not grant a license to anyone else. Chinese cable manufacturers don't care, but phone manufacturers won't go near it because they'll be sued into the dark ages.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7311526B2/en

The Qi wireless charging standard is reasonably well-established and is now available on most flagship phones. I expect that mid-range phones will have wireless charging within the next couple of years. It's not as fast as wired charging, but it's a much neater solution.
>> No. 26603 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:29 pm
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>>26602
>but it's a much neater solution.

Well except for all the heat they throw off.
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9th June 2018
Saturday 9:01 pm
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>>26602

I much prefer plugged-in quick charge to Qi. I don't want another peripheral I need to charge with, and with quick charge I only need to plug in for about half an hour a day.

Though I'd enjoy a magnetic, vertical Qi mount for my car.
>> No. 26605 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 1:05 am
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>>26601
> I'm extremely happy with it. It's an upgrade in every way, very few slow moments with apps, storage space fits every app I need and then some, and I really like the metal case. There's some smart UI upgrades that I'm quite fond of, too.

Very nice lad. I got the cunts at Motorola to fix the damn thing under warranty (luckily it wasn't water damage just some wire or board needing "an adjustment", whatever that means (I'm assuming a wire came loose or something) which at least vouches for the water-proofness of the thing).

Now, all I need to do is find the time to move all my stuff back onto the phone that the bastards nice technicians factory reset back to infinity from this awful, awful "Lenovo K6 Vibe" that I bought in the interim. Honestly everything that could be wrong with a phone is wrong with this one despite the quite respectable specs (32gb internal storage, 3gb ram).

I miss my old Goole Nexus phones, I really do.

Sage for utter rambling.

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>> No. 26594 Anonymous
2nd June 2018
Saturday 10:28 pm
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What are the chances of a small voice recorder made in China secretly sending all my recordings back to the manufacturer for phishing purposes?

Should I only buy something like this from well-known US/EU/Japanese brands?
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>> No. 26596 Anonymous
2nd June 2018
Saturday 11:11 pm
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>>26595
The hardware's cheap and the software even cheaper but unless this requires some odd driver download to get working it's probably not worth worrying about.
>> No. 26597 Anonymous
3rd June 2018
Sunday 3:10 am
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>>26596
This. If you're buying it in from China on the cheap, then chances are you want to worry less about espionage and more about whether the thing will even work in the first place.

The Chinese direct market is very much polarised into two camps. At one end you have the bargain-bucket zero-fucks manufacturers who put out dirt cheap, low-quality kit. At the other end you have the players that take competition seriously and supply half-decent merchandise at surprisingly good value.

On a side note, one thing you definitely want to avoid buying from China is locks, for reasons entirely unrelated to their quality.
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3rd June 2018
Sunday 4:03 am
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>>26597
> On a side note, one thing you definitely want to avoid buying from China is locks, for reasons entirely unrelated to their quality.

I'm interested but assuming it's much the same reason you don't install Chinese or Russian AV software either?
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3rd June 2018
Sunday 7:14 pm
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>>26598
Nope, it's worse than that. Nobody has blanks for them.

In the West, there are relatively few manufacturers, and a number of standard profiles for keys, so a locksmith can stock a few hundred varieties of blank and be confident they can cut you a key if the two or three you get with the lock aren't enough.

In China, there are thousands of manufacturers, each with their own profiles, often using a new profile on every new product. While they're all usually happy to supply blanks, no product has enough of the market to be considered essential to a locksmith's arsenal, and so with potentially millions of possible blanks on the go, nobody bothers even trying. Though you do at least get at least half a dozen keys with your lock.
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3rd June 2018
Sunday 10:52 pm
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>>26599

The lock business is weirdly monopolistic. The majority of lock and door hardware brands are owned by the Assa Abloy group, with most of the rest owned by Allegion.

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>> No. 26581 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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I want to make a generic printArray function in Java. Do I have to make a separate function for every primitive type like this?

public static <T> void printArray(T[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(int[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(double[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(float[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); // etc

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>> No. 26588 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 2:55 am
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>>26581

Praise be to Jesus for it has been many moons since I was forced to use Java but surely something like:

System.out.println(Arrays.toString((arr.getClass().getComponentType()[]) arr));

should work?

Either that or loop through the array and arr[i].toString() on each element, each class should really have its own toString() method ready for you to use.
>> No. 26589 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 8:22 am
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>>26585
Yeah Java will have that effect.
>> No. 26590 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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>>26581

Basically yes - but that's why java.lang.Arrays.toString() has all those same overloads.

An 'int' isn't an Object. However, an 'Integer' is - and you have easy conversion between the two types on-demand (this is called 'boxing' and the reverse 'unboxing' - https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/data/autoboxing.html ).

So, if you don't want all those overloads, maybe start with an Integer[] instead (e.g. Integer[] ia = {1, 2, 3}; ) or convert from int[] to Integer[] using some crazy map func somewhere (IDK Java) before you make the call.

Also it's okay to have e.g. an ArrayList<Integer> and put ints in it rather than a plain int[]. Nowt wrong with the collections types.

... That's all I know. I use C# for a reason.
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30th May 2018
Wednesday 4:31 pm
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>>26590
> I use C# for a reason.

The reason being you missed the memo that MSFT killed .NET and burried it under a mountain of unsold Windows ME CDs ?
>> No. 26592 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 6:24 pm
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>>26591
Your vertices are a little too well-connected.

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>> No. 26548 Anonymous
19th May 2018
Saturday 1:10 am
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Anyone fucking around with GDPR?

I've just found out that it will change the cookie law to require explicit consent. I've already come across one website that has thrown up a splash page to harvest my consent before it redirects to the page I actually want.

I don't care about cookies, but the problem here is that I have to enable scripts before I can click the button and visit the page I actually want. So if that gets rolled out across all websites it will defeat the point of me browsing without scripts in the first place. Grrrrr.
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>> No. 26576 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 10:19 pm
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>>26575
How do I report it anyway, I'm guessing the ICO doesn't yet have the infrastructure set up, as their website has a whole list of subjects to complain about but none are relevant.
>> No. 26577 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 11:56 pm
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>>26576
You can start the process online. Report it under "Your personal information concerns".
>> No. 26578 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 12:05 am
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>>26574
The text is even worded in such a way that no-one would believe it to be mandatory!
>> No. 26579 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 12:14 pm
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"We are currently working out a way to continue misusing your data, please stand by"
>> No. 26580 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 1:30 pm
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I'm not sure that's how freely given consent is supposed to work.

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>> No. 26482 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 12:31 am
26482 Replacing my WRT54G
I found a WRT54G in a skip about a decade ago, dried it out, installed Tomato on it and it's been working ever since. It still works just fine as a WiFi access point for my internet connection, but it's starting to fall flat for my in-house needs. The 1000Mbit LAN ports don't cut it anymore and same-network WiFi connections are lagging behind what's possible on even the cheapest devices out there now.

There are plenty of suggestions on them there interwebs, but I'm curious: do you lot have any suggestions or hands-on experience with more modern Open/DD-WRT-alike compatible WiFi routers?
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>> No. 26496 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:42 am
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>>26495
Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable? Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
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15th April 2018
Sunday 7:11 pm
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>>26496
> Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable?
Yes. Both home/small business and corporate.

>Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
For home or small business use you want OpenBSD with PF and a copy of https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-PF-No-Nonsense-OpenBSD-Firewall/dp/1593275897/ or something very much like it.

Most corporate risk analyses assume that the network is compromised and work on segregating data, incident response, and "need to know" policies. In other words I wouldn't trust a Cisco more than a Juniper more than I would MS Word 2007 - they're all heaps of shit to begin with before we even start talking about bugdoors.
>> No. 26569 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 8:08 pm
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>>26498
> For home or small business use you want OpenBSD

Running on what? Look for something small, fanless and entirely libre and OpenBSD compatible and options quickly shrink.
>> No. 26570 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 9:50 pm
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>>26569

Can't you just throw OpenBSD on a rpi and be done with it? What do you need "libre" anything for? Everything you want in a routing / firewalling setup comes pretty much out of the box.

Of course if OpenBSD never got around to doing an ARM port just ignore my ignorance and try buggering around with iptables on a locked down Linux instead.
>> No. 26571 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 9:51 pm
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You can get loads of PFsense boxes on ebay.

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22nd May 2018
Tuesday 8:02 pm
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>> No. 26556 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 8:38 pm
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Absolutely fucking mental. Iverson had a second crack of the whip with J, which is only slightly less mental. APL-derived languages are apparently modestly popular amongst quants, but it's always struck me as a kind of Esperanto of programming languages - theoretically brilliant, but not particularly useful in reality.
>> No. 26557 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 9:02 pm
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Damn you, I may have to watch this in its entirety.
>> No. 26558 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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>>26557

Allow me to steal the rest of your evening:


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22nd May 2018
Tuesday 10:08 pm
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>>26555
No wonder nobody takes APL seriously if Jeremy Corbyn's pushing it.

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22nd April 2018
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>> No. 26522 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 12:51 pm
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>>26521
My wife chose this song to walk down the aisle to. This version, I believe.



Why did you post this in /g/?
>> No. 26523 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 3:35 pm
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>>26522

g = games
>> No. 26525 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 3:41 pm
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>>26523
No, /e/ is video games. /g/ is technology. This is neither, you've literally just posted a video of a lass playing the harp with no context. It's as low effort a thread as I've ever seen.
>> No. 26543 Anonymous
24th April 2018
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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>>26521

I'd like to have this pasty wench play on my traditional instrument if you catch my drift.

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>> No. 26461 Anonymous
8th April 2018
Sunday 4:45 pm
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I just shit myself. AI could be about to change the world in a very big way and it might go wrong.

http://doyoutrustthiscomputer.org/watch
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>> No. 26517 Anonymous
19th April 2018
Thursday 9:54 am
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>>26516

"Slightly" is an understatement. If the possibility is real, it might well outlaw his chosen field. It'd be naive to think it ridiculous he might want to downplay it.

That you seem to be basing your opinion on one talk by one man in the field is not ideal, either, though it sounds like a compelling talk nonetheless - did he address how you might restrict an artificial intelligence from making a logical leap that may endanger humans regardless of it's intentions - the problem, as discussed, of your smart car having to decide which human to kill in an accident?
>> No. 26518 Anonymous
19th April 2018
Thursday 11:47 am
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>>26517

Petroleum geologists are remarkably optimistic about climate change.
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20th April 2018
Friday 6:34 pm
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Oil companies are the ones spreading the climate change apocalypse hoax so that they can have even more control over the energy supply.
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20th April 2018
Friday 10:30 pm
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>> No. 26526 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 5:38 pm
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>>26517
That's not me. The talk was 2 months ago, from what I remember he may have mentioned kill switches and robots just following code, though I'm not sure. You might be better off emailing him yourself: nickh[at]robots.ox.ac.uk

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>> No. 26458 Anonymous
6th April 2018
Friday 6:11 pm
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Hey everyone. A few years ago someone recommended a Sansa Clip Plus as an MP3 player for running. Because I was broke at the time I didn't get one.

It looks like they've gone up considerably in price, with the cheapest I can find being a £50 refurbished one.

Can they be had any cheaper?

If not, are the 'sport' and 'jam models (between £20 and £30) much worse in terms of features and build quality?
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>> No. 26484 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:42 am
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>>26479
For me it saves power on my phone to use another small device for songs, but I'm often going long distances without the ability to stop and charge along the way. Plus >>26480
>> No. 26485 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 1:10 am
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I've got a Sansa Sport, it's essentially the same thing, only downside is not being able to slap rockbox on it but aside from that it's grand and the battery lasts forever.
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12th April 2018
Thursday 11:31 am
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As a result of this post, I dug my Clip out for the first time in a few years. The headphone port is dodgy, and afaik it just needs a re-solder but I had a decent phone by that point so just forgot about it. They are very good, but if you have a large collection of music, Rockbox is unusably slow.
>> No. 26487 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:10 pm
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>>26475
>iPod nano 6th generation, I'm assuming you can get a used one for next to nothing these days.
Not really. You can get the 8GB ones for less than £50 if you're patient on ebay, but the 16GB ones still go for £80+, and as you say, you have to deal with iTunes. Some don't mind, it's just an inconvenience as far as I'm concerned. I'm also the kind of twat who downloads FLAC where it's available, and in their boneheaded way Apple still refuse to support it - you've got to convert to MP3, or ALAC, their proprietary lossless format.

I got tired of running my phone down, so picked up a little DAB/FM unit. It's surprisingly good for what it is, and lasts about six hours per charge.

Anyone ever used wireless headphones, jogging type or otherwise? I've been thinking of shelling out for some in the house, it'd be great not be tethered to the desk.
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14th April 2018
Saturday 10:11 pm
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(Sorry to jack your thread with that last query, OP.)

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>> No. 26277 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 8:27 pm
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I'm almost certain this thread already exists, but I can't find it, so sorry.

What're the .gs recommended "teach yerself coding" websites? Free would be nice but I'll pay if I need to.

I don't have any specific goals in mind other than seeing if I can get to grips with a language.

Cheers in advance.
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>> No. 26450 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 12:16 pm
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>>26448
>that moment as a kid

I have a distinct memory of being about Year 2 aged and clocking that I could actually read in my head rather than out loud, and then bounding over to my parents' bed on a Saturday morning with a Roald Dahl book in hand to proudly display to them my latest development in reading ability. In my head.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 5:35 pm
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>>26448

I remember the LOGO robot they dusted off every so often in ICT. It was enough to get the idea of stringing simple commands together to make a more complex action, but sadly in my day that's about as far as it went, that and a bit of Lego mindstorms.

I'd have been well into the python minecraft thing or scratch if it'd been available then. Being able to take home a raspberry pi might well be the thing that makes programming more of a basic skill than a specialist one.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 6:17 pm
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>>26450
That's adorable.

>>26454
I was gifted a Raspberry Pi two Christmases ago, but it's still in the box. As an adult who has the time?
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5th April 2018
Thursday 7:04 pm
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>>26455
Plenty of people; that's why FOSS exists -- most people do it in their spare time, very few of them are paid.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 7:15 pm
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>>26456

In my experience they're either students, people who get paid by their company to work on a FOSS project that said company uses, or professional bellends and wankers. Which is why most of FOSS is utter toss.

After working for 10+ hours staring at WinDbg, gdb, or IDA Pro the one thing I really really don't want to do when I clock off is think about fucking computers.

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>> No. 26421 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:02 am
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Okay I needed a new keyboard and decided to test these AUKEY things against the Das Keyboard, which I love with all my heart.

The Das Keyboard 4 I have is the ever so slightly softer key version - the AUKEY is the slightly clicky version of the mechanical keys.

I really like it, and for the massive difference in money will definitely buy some more.
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>> No. 26426 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:39 am
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>>26425
They are absolutely fantastic.
>> No. 26428 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 8:24 am
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>>26421

I've been hovering about buying some of these Aukey's for a while, so thank you for having a go. I'm really pleased that you can get cheap mechanicals now, and twenty quid is just insane.
>> No. 26437 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 5:23 am
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Are they more robust than normal keyboards? I mean are they less prone to sticky keys if you hold one key down a lot? e.g. the shift key to shift-left-click links instead of right-clicking them.
>> No. 26440 Anonymous
2nd April 2018
Monday 5:49 pm
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>>26437
Keep your keyboard clean and that won't be a problem on any keyboard. I can't speak for the Aukey, as I'm not OP, but the Model M has the most stable, least wobbly/sticky keys of any keyboard I've ever tried.
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2nd April 2018
Monday 6:15 pm
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>>26437

Cherry MX switches are designed and tested for industrial applications and have a rated lifespan of 20 million keypresses (50 million for the non-clicky linear variants). Cherry MX clones (Kailh, Gateron, Outemu) seem to be similarly durable, although their quality control probably isn't quite as tight. Normal membrane keyboards don't usually have a rated lifespan, but the few that do are usually rated for less than 5 million keypresses.

If a mechanical switch does ever fail, it can be replaced - they're commodity components that are individually soldered to a PCB. If your spacebar gets wobbly, you can buy a replacement stabiliser or keycap. Membrane keyboards are all-or-nothing - if one key fails, the whole keyboard is scrap. Decent mechanical keyboards are also much more durable than their membrane equivalents, with solid aluminium or steel backplates and keycaps made from resilient PBT plastic instead of the softer ABS.

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