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>> No. 27251 Anonymous
30th August 2019
Friday 4:14 pm
27251 Practical Networking primers and such
Not too long ago I managed to land myself a position as some sort of a systems administrator / network engineer at a small to medium local ISP in the middle of nowhere.
I'm moderately familiar with their network from the tech support days in the same company. I've dabbled with Linux and *BSD systems before, these don't scare me really.
I've also read Tanenbaum and Olifers' books about networks.

All of this helps immensely though at times I feel like I only barely manage to keep myself from drowning. I can coast along like this a few years, I think, yet I'd prefer not to.

Recommend me something hands-on, please. I've identified at least a few areas where I suck, these include: interoperability between Layer-2 and Layer-3 technologies, routing [0], gateways and firewalls. For the latter, whilst I have a rather clear idea how to firewall an endpoint, I struggle with firewalling transit nodes.

As an example, Network Warrior - I don't remember the author - was good.


[0] Whilst having a basic idea how it works and what protocols do what, I only vaguely understand how I'm supposed to debug routing issues. Also, BGP and iBGP stuff.
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>> No. 27252 Anonymous
30th August 2019
Friday 4:19 pm
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To clarify about L2/L3 inter-op a bit, one particular problem I've grappled with included passing transit traffic in a dedicated vlan id through the edge router. There, it had to exit the network via what I understand to be a L3 interface.
It boiled down to setting up bridge domains or whatever its name was. I smashed together a config using a similar one for another VID but bugger me if I undestood what I did.

>> No. 24391 Anonymous
14th July 2015
Tuesday 5:04 pm
24391 Time to upgrade
My phone needs to be upgraded. I plan on buying a smart phone, but I don't want to be forking out all my hard earned cash on something super fancy. I'd rather have something more mid-range. But I have no idea what is good and what isn't. I've been using an old samsung for as long as I can remember, so far behind the times, I honestly don't know what to look for.

So I turn to you guys.

I want android.

I'd like to be able to play games and such on it, Fallout Shelter for example, emulators (a buddy of mine has GTA San Andreas on his phone, which would be a bonus)

A half decent camera would be a good touch too as I'm an artist and would love to be able to take quality photos of my work on my phone.

What you saying lads? Can you recommend anything?
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>> No. 27242 Anonymous
22nd August 2019
Thursday 10:41 pm
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No idea how I'd go about that.

Not that sort of unlocking.
>> No. 27243 Anonymous
22nd August 2019
Thursday 10:57 pm
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Nope, it's a thing they've done to interfere with the grey market. 360 hours before unlocking the bootloader, and 720 hours before you can unlock another device. It hasn't really helped because the resellers have been cracking them open to use the on-board reprogramming pads to do the flashing.
>> No. 27244 Anonymous
23rd August 2019
Friday 12:26 am
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I could have sworn that last time I unlocked the bootloader on a Xiaomi phone it was a 72 hour delay.
>> No. 27245 Anonymous
23rd August 2019
Friday 2:22 pm
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I think it's just the Pocophone that has the 72 hour wait, the rest is a month.
>> No. 27247 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 2:50 pm
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> I remember this 2016 Olympics thing installing itself on my phone without being asked.
Bugger to that.
I would have exploded right there if it happened to me. Fucking bellends.
Android One phones don't have any time limits, I think.

>> 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. 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. 27205 Anonymous
15th August 2019
Thursday 12:42 am
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8GB is the same amount of RAM as 128,000 Commodore 64s. Imaging explaining that to someone from 1982.

>> No. 27204 Anonymous
10th August 2019
Saturday 12:08 pm
27204 Oldschool Message Boards & Free Speech
I found a good old school 90's messageboard which focuses on picking nits in science fiction:


Note this post from 1999 - "Big nit: In this world, the Constitution has been outlawed. No freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, and so forth. Our heroes, however, manage to put the Constitution on the Internet. My nit is this; how can the Internet exist without free speech? It doesn't make sense that the Internet could have arisen and been made public in a world where freedom of expression doesn't exist.".

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>> No. 27184 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 5:00 pm
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I want to make a custom Linux live cd but I don't know where to start.

What I want is a minimal operating system with a picture and video viewer and with truecrypt installed so it can access an encrypted usb stick.
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>> No. 27197 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 8:57 pm
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It's not the same IP so that won't help. I'm not sure what a jana model video is and nor does startpage.
>> No. 27198 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 9:19 pm
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From what people who have been on the blue side of the line tell me, paedos who are just collecting generally aren't that smart, and don't go to that much effort. Apparently, when the police do a raid, quite frequently the paedo will actively point out where their stash is, because they know they're set for a long stretch inside and know that the more they co-operate the shorter that stretch is going to be.
>> No. 27199 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 9:36 pm
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Classic police "intelligence". Of course the small bean regarders who get raided are half-witted and half-arsed - if they were any good at covering their traces, they wouldn't be getting their door kicked in.
>> No. 27201 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 10:18 pm
27201 op
please delete thread
>> No. 27202 Anonymous
2nd August 2019
Friday 10:59 pm
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No u

>> 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. 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. 27183 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 12:32 pm
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This works.
I'll fire up Wireshark on the other day just to check on the traffic for the sake of curiosity.

>> 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.

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