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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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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.
>> No. 26486 Anonymous
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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>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.
>> No. 26488 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:11 pm
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(Sorry to jack your thread with that last query, OP.)

>> 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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>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.
>> No. 26454 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 5:35 pm
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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.
>> No. 26455 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 6:17 pm
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That's adorable.

I was gifted a Raspberry Pi two Christmases ago, but it's still in the box. As an adult who has the time?
>> No. 26456 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 7:04 pm
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Plenty of people; that's why FOSS exists -- most people do it in their spare time, very few of them are paid.
>> No. 26457 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 7:15 pm
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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.

>> No. 26427 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 2:59 am
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I made a problem solving program.

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>> No. 26429 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 9:23 am
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Now all you need is a problem causing program, and maybe you can evolve the two into skynet.
>> No. 26430 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:23 pm
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Jugs go in /x/ m8.

>> No. 26357 Anonymous
20th March 2018
Tuesday 9:09 pm
26357 Dodgy batteries
Hello brain trust.

What are our thoughts on third party laptop batteries?

I very much love my X220 and don't want to let it go, but both of the official batteries I have are about a third of the capacity they're supposed to be now.

There are still official Lenovo batteries on the market (for 80 quid) but I would assume these things have been sitting on shelves for long enough that they're probably half dead anyway.

Are Chinese knock-offs really that bad? I'd have thought we were at a stage in battery technology where they're probably as good as the ones made in the 'official' Taiwanese factory anyway. But at the same time I'm very aware that the potential for disaster is fairly high in a Li-ion pack.

Another possible move is that these battery packs are just a big plastic case full of 18650 cells. It's within my capabilities to spudge one open and replace the old cells with new 'trusted' ones, but it's a lot of hassle if the chinese ones aren't going to set fire to my cock.

Any thoughts? Do you trust the Chinese?
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>> No. 26409 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 5:56 pm
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I hate to be the grumpy old man not really, but you kids don't know how good you've got it. Back in my day, bands would scrimp and save for a couple of days in a crap demo studio. We usually booked the overnight shift because it was slightly cheaper. I can't begin to describe the heat and smell of a room that's lined in acoustic foam, full of hot analogue equipment, completely unventilated and being used 24/7. A reel of 2" tape cost a couple of hundred quid and only held 16 1/2 minutes of multitrack audio, so keeping your multitracks was an absurd luxury. The closest thing we had to home recording was a Portastudio, which cost about as much as a top-of-the-range Macbook. The only way to get your music heard by a wider audience was to send a tape to John Peel and cross your fingers.

Paying CDbaby £35 to release your album to the world is pocket money in the broader scheme of things. You don't need a record deal, you don't need a studio, you don't have to pay for pressing and you get to keep the majority of your royalties.
>> No. 26410 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:29 pm
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You're not wrong, though there was nowt wrong with Portastudio. The record labels ran on cassette for a while, back when they'd get 15 million demo tapes in from their A&R.

Computer recording is still a very recent luxury - even when I was getting into the game in the naughties it was an exciting new novelty to record to HDD. I'd argue you still need to spend money (or invest time learning the skills) to get a usable demo.

Audio recording will however always be a bizarre fight between bleeding edge digital technology and a rack full of weird tube pres and compressors and a bucket reverb you found in someone's garage. I love it.
>> No. 26411 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:32 pm
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>get to keep the majority of your royalties.

That's the problem though, Before the 90s happened artists got a pretty decent deal, then it got progressively worse but still alright, and now you get a cheque for 25p from PRS every three months. The fact that it's piss easy to get your music out there is both a blessing and a curse - it has diluted the pool somewhat.
>> No. 26412 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 7:19 pm
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>Before the 90s happened artists got a pretty decent deal

We really didn't. They looked like OK deals because records sold in fantastic quantity, but the absolute percentages were horrible.

If you were a big artist and had a really good agent, you might have got 18% net. Out of that share, you paid for promotion, pressing and distribution. That tour bus? It's coming out of your royalties. The fancy sleeve with the holographic artwork? It's coming out of your royalties. The label takes the majority of the royalties, but then dumps all of their costs onto the artist. That 18% net deal gets whittled down to about 2% gross. Major artists might have been millionaires, but that's only because their labels were earning hundreds of millions. It was daylight robbery, but they got away with it because there was so much money sloshing around.

Deals started to look worse in the 90s, but that's mainly because CD sales started to collapse after the launch of Napster. The cost of recording and promotion were relatively fixed, so an increasing proportion of artists found themselves failing to recoup. Things only started getting objectively worse in the late 00s, when labels started offering 360 deals that covered record sales, live revenues and merch.

A notorious example of dirty record label accounting is something called breakage. Back in the days of vinyl, record labels would deduct about 20% of the artist's royalties for breakage, ostensibly because vinyl records were fragile and a lot of them got broken before reaching the retailers. The idea that one in five records were broken in transit somewhat stretches the limits of plausibility, but ho hum. When CDs arrived, the record labels were advertising them to the public as unbreakable, but they still charged 20% breakage. Ostensibly this was because the smaller CDs were easier to shoplift. When iTunes came along, the labels still charged 20% breakage for something that's literally impossible to break. It's 2018, most recording revenues are from streaming and the labels are still charging 20% breakage.
>> No. 26413 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 11:37 pm
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I certainly agree with most of your post.

I first started learning production techniques in the mid 00's before the "home recording revolution" really took off, but if anything my feelings are mixed at best about what it has done for music as a whole. Back then, there was no room for "all the gear, no idea" types. Anyone can play at being a musician these days, and it's harder for the ones with talent to shine out above the sea of rubbish- Which has only reinforced the power of labels and publishers.

Things have just gone completely the opposite of how I hoped they would, really. I was one of those people who really believed in the whole "Music can just be free for everyone, and we'll make all our money on gigs and merchandise!" utopian mindset in the early days of online distribution. No need for labels, kills the concept of piracy dead... But here we are a decade later, and it's pretty much just the same as it ever was, only there are no physical copies any more.

>> No. 26383 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 6:19 am
26383 Shoreham Air Disaster - embracing failure and the AAIB
I'm a huge believer in embracing failure in technology - create a psychologically safe space where people can talk about what went wrong without fear or favour. No blame. The Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) is the absolute best in any business at this.


Not much will be written about this as it is now a court case and the pilot is being charged with manslaughter - but everything is in that report. Amazing work.

Every geek can learn from this.


>> No. 26330 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 2:41 pm
26330 Curved Monitors
I tend to use a multi monitor setup, with some horizontal, some vertical. I have an ageing Apple 30" LCD and am in the market for a new, large monitor. Samsung do a pretty good 32" now that I have used, but I notice there are a lot of very large curved monitors around now.

I am sceptical - are they really better to use than two flat monitors, correctly positioned? Anyone out there with a curved setup?
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>> No. 26365 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:34 am
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Would you mind mentioning why you didn't like it for games? It's slightly annoying since some games letter box as they don't support this wide a resolution (and this particular screen has a noticeable amount of backlight bleeding) but for games that do I find it quite nice. As long as your setup doesn't choke rendering the resolution and, for FPS games, there's an FoV slider you can just plain see more; I don't see the down side.
>> No. 26366 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:35 am
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> generally things are happier when I pretend it's two screens and have two windows occupying half of the screen each. Still, I like the setup.
>> No. 26367 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:42 am
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It was a very subjective thing for games - I actually don't like a massive FoV - if you do, it's no problem, but it makes me feel a bit queasy. Having ultrawide just makes everything visually seem a bit 'off'. Perhaps I could have gotten used to it. If you like it you like it, I suppose, but I could never get my head around it, no pun intended.

The only thing we ever found it useful for was showing a big long ableton or Logic project.
>> No. 26416 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 12:25 am
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Thanks, I never knew that too wide an FoV could be an issue (only the inverse).
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29th March 2018
Thursday 12:29 am
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I don't know if I'm just an outlier, but it definitely gives me a sort of motion sickness.

I've hit a point where I'd rather play games on the sofa looking at a nice telly, but that's not exactly the discussion so I'll be quiet.

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>> No. 26313 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 12:45 am
26313 Value Tablets in 2018
Alright lads.

Bad news, my £100 Tesco Hudl 2 shit the bed a while ago.

Unfortunately they've stopped making them, so I've been scraping the lower end of the market for a replacement. There's nothing really catching my eye as good value, even the wanky half-sales websites like Which? and CNET are saying as much.

My budget is probably £250 absolute max, preferably around the £200 mark.

>preferably 10" screen, as long as it's not distinctly noted as being shit quality I don't mind
>proper Android OS, nothing Amazon or Chinese proprietary
>expandable memory (32Gb+)
>smooth general operation and HD playback
>not fussed about camera quality at all

Any tips?
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>> No. 26350 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 3:34 pm
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I can heartily recommend torque. It's nicely configurable and as technical as you want it to be.

>want to change out the car radio into one of these little double-DIN Android/PC boxes that do all the things

I can recommend that too. The Pumpkin ones they sell on amazon are great, fairly powerful for what they are. The one I bought was about 200 quid but it came with a fuckload of accesories - two cameras, 4G dongle, DAB unit, and some other stuff. They've got surprisingly decent DAC on board too.

It's really fucking fun to run Torque live on it, especially since it logs quarter mile speeds and live graphs of pressures and speeds basically everything you want.

I'm about to start the painful process of hacking one into the Disco so I can have live terrain views for off-roading.
>> No. 26351 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 4:09 pm
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>Pumpkin ones they sell on amazon are great

Thanks lad, that was going to be my next thread - wondered if someone round here had done it. How well did it integrate with existing peripherals in the car? Mine is a VW with parking sensors (which I love), I would like to add the Pumpkin but don't really want to have to remove or rewire the existing microphone, speakers and sensors. Kind of hoping I just yank the existing radio out and plug everything back in, but I know how optimistic that idea is.

Yeah the OBD2 thing while live is fucking amazing. I have been trying out the various apps while having the Kindle mounted on the dashboard, getting the real-time graphs and that as you're moving is like something straight off the F1 pit-wall; only on an a VW MPV and using a fifty quid Kindle.

>> No. 26352 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 4:30 pm
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Of the three cars I have owned, my first two had OBD2 and I couldn't get any more info than your basic error codes at best on my first, and the second (a Volvo V40) would not talk to anything over OBD2, ever. I checked the wiring and fuses as best I could but it never did.

My car these days has OBD1, so God help me if it ever spits out a code.
>> No. 26353 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 5:08 pm
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>Kind of hoping I just yank the existing radio out and plug everything back in, but I know how optimistic that idea is.

Actually, that's often exactly how it works. I can only speak for the cars of about five to ten years ago because it's what I tend to buy, but typically if you have a thing that controls your radio, or puts sound through your audio system, it's all done through the ISO plug on the back. It's often plug and play, or at the very worst 'buy an adaptor from Halfords and play'.

The fact my 1994 Landy can do the volume on a 2017 Sony head unit should say a lot. Car electronics are pretty fucking primitive.
>> No. 26354 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 5:20 pm
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I also just realised that when I had one in the Skoda it worked fine with the sensors, and that's essentially VW. I really think they just output analog audio to the head unit.

>> No. 26324 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 5:40 pm
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I'd like to build a portable battery pack with which to use my laptop longer in the field. I've made a couple attempts with Chinese BMS boards that supposedly allow balanced charging and discharge/overcharge protection. However, the quality of these boards is very poor and they are always burning up or killing cells. I would love to to know if anyone has had success with a similar project .
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>> No. 26325 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 6:23 pm
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I've looked at these circuits on Banggood - I have a couple of electronics projects that I wanted to power using the common 16550 batteries for. I found some "kits" on there to basically build your own portable battery chargers/packs for phones, but I'm quite the beginner with this sort of stuff.
>> No. 26326 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 7:01 pm
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I've used a couple for Raspberry Pi projects, but those were essentially just a a step-up and a diode plugged in to a LiPo. I doubt I could make a proper, safe board for higher power stuff any better than the Chinese. Maybe the best bet is to cannibalise a USB power pack?

Also, they do already make laptop power banks. I don't ever want to dissuade someone from making something themselves, but I use a Poweroak K2 which is 50kmAh and does 100W. It's nice. It's also about a hundred quid, mind.
>> No. 26327 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 9:04 pm
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Fifty kilo-milli-amp-hour.

Why not just 50Ah?
>> No. 26328 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 10:12 pm
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I wouldn't go to the effort, because an off-the-shelf power bank with 19v output will cost you about the same as the components.

If you don't trust Chinese BMS boards, I'd suggest using an iMAX B6 balance charger and an RC battery pack. The B6 is cheap but reliable and will charge 6s packs at up to 50W. You'd only need to solder a couple of pigtails on to a boost/buck converter, saving you the perilous task of soldering directly to the cells. If you need really long running times and don't care about weight, you could use a sealed lead acid battery.

>> No. 26329 Anonymous
12th March 2018
Monday 10:28 pm
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I have one of those for charging up my drone batteries. They are fucking great. There is another model which takes 240V mains directly.

>> No. 26310 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:29 am
26310 https://www.codewars.com/kata/regular-expression-for-binary-numbers-divisib
Managed to do this challenge. The way the code works is to make a table of equations describing the FSM to match the numbers, and then algebraically reduces it down to a single term. The regexes it produces are longer than they need to be but they work. Simple solution but took a lot of thinking to get there.

Here it is in action for n = 5:

0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 4(0) 4 = 2(0) | 4(1) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 4(1*0) 4 = 2(0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 2(01*0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 3(0) 2 = 1(0) | 3(1) 3 = 1(1) | 2(01*0) 0 = 0(0) | 2(1) 1 = 0(1) | 1(10) | 2(01*00) 2 = 1((0|11)) | 2(01*01) 0 = 0(0) | 2((01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) | 2((01*01)*01*00) 2 = 1((10)*(0|11)) 0 = 0(0) | 1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) | 1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00) 0 = 0(0) | 1(((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1) 1 = 0(1) 0 = 0((0|1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1)) regex: ^(0|1((10)*(0|11)(01*01)*01*00)*(10)*(0|11)(01*01)*1)+$

Code here: https://pastebin.com/ys9MeW5T
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>> No. 26311 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:31 am
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Correct link: https://www.codewars.com/kata/regular-expression-for-binary-numbers-divisible-by-n/
>> No. 26312 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 1:04 am
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Oh I love that very much.

>> No. 26298 Anonymous
29th January 2018
Monday 10:05 pm
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Lads if I needed access to high speed internet for a 2tb+ upload how would be the best way to do that? For logistical reasons I can't leave the pc on for over 12ish hours.

Are there high speed internet cafés or something?
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>> No. 26305 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 1:13 pm
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Apparently Google transports large amounts of data between their servers by dumping it onto flash drives and physically moving them about, because the bandwidth is better that way.
>> No. 26306 Anonymous
30th January 2018
Tuesday 9:49 pm
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I mean you have to get your priorities straight for sure. Do you wants kids and a detached house or do you want to live in the 21st century?
>> No. 26307 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 3:15 pm
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Torrents are very good at handling unexpected cutoffs, so if you can deal with it over a few 12-hour days, perhaps use that? That way, it doesn't have to be one interrupted session.
>> No. 26308 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 6:50 pm
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What the oplad actually wants is rsync, torrents are great for NtoN distributions but not optimal for 1to1 upload/download.
>> No. 26309 Anonymous
31st January 2018
Wednesday 7:09 pm
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I think what the oplad really really wants is a massive external hard drive, which will move that data faster than any IP connection he could ever hope to use.

>> No. 26256 Anonymous
13th January 2018
Saturday 12:25 am
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I would like a nice chair to comfortably waste my life in front of computer screens on. Where's a good place to try out a few? What lesser known options should I know of? Are Aerons entirely a meme at this point? Budget doesn't matter.
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>> No. 26271 Anonymous
14th January 2018
Sunday 9:43 pm
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>>26262 You can get replacement arm rests for the Aeron.
>> No. 26272 Anonymous
14th January 2018
Sunday 9:51 pm
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I'll look into that thanks.
>> No. 26273 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 7:39 pm
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Still regularly do curl up and sleep in mine.
>> No. 26275 Anonymous
15th January 2018
Monday 11:24 pm
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Are you a cat m8?
>> No. 26276 Anonymous
16th January 2018
Tuesday 12:08 am
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You can pick up used, sometimes reupholstered examples of expensive £800+ chairs on ebay for a couple hundred squid.

>> No. 26043 Anonymous
7th August 2017
Monday 9:07 am
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I'm in the market for some new headphones but I can't decide on which ones. I want to replace my old Audio Technica ATH-AD700s which have finally kicked the bucket after 9 years of use and numerous replacements of the headphone wire (this time the break seems to be somewhere in the middle of the headband, and I can't resolder it without breaking the headphones).

I've been looking at the AKG K702s as a replacement, but are they really worth the £130? It seems to me that the placebo effect and confirmation bias play a pretty big role in the perceived quality of a set of headphones, but I haven't come across any concrete evidence like blind listening tests that would back that idea up. Are human ears even sensitive enough to perceive a difference between something like a well-regarded pair of £30 Superlux 681s and a well-regarded pair of £130 AKG 702s? It's very difficult to tell the marketing dross apart from tangible technical differences.
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>> No. 26226 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 10:04 pm
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They're large, heavy and have relatively low clamping force, so they'll probably fall off your head. I'd suggest some inexpensive in-ears from Xiaomi or Betron; if you can't stand in-ears, then I'd suggest looking for some "sport" headphones with a more secure headband design.
>> No. 26227 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 12:00 am
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If you want an amp/dac that powers pretty much anything with minimal setup fuss, try JDS Labs’ The Element. Buy it once and forget it forever. As for headphones, well it depends what sound you want but you can’t go wrong with HD600s. Or 650 is alright too, bit more bass but not as accurate. None of that stuff is cheap but it’s not unreasonable. Audio stuff is expensive . But get to your end game quick with that and you can forget it all. Hopefully.
>> No. 26228 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 4:47 pm
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I ended up buying the Philips Fidelio X2s for 130 squid back in August. They ticked all the right boxes and since they're 32 ohms, I don't really need a headphone amp to get the best out of them. Very happy with them so far.

I also bought a pair of closed-back Superlux HD-662s which are pretty decent for £25, but the level of comfort is nowhere near as good. I think Superluxes are mainly aimed at the Chinese market so maybe they design them for smaller Chinese heads. It's either that or I just have an usually big head.

t. OP
>> No. 26242 Anonymous
23rd December 2017
Saturday 9:09 am
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How about either of these?


>> No. 26255 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 3:58 pm
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I use my headphones for gaming and it's important that I can hear stuff like the footsteps of other players.

The right ear of my old JVC HA-RX500s has stopped working, so by way of replacement I unboxed the Sony MDR-570LPs that I got as a Xmas gift years ago. They are awful, in no way approaching the sound quality of the JVCs. This will definitely affect my performance.

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>> No. 26229 Anonymous
22nd December 2017
Friday 11:14 am
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I've been using the Opera browser for almost 20 years now. I 've continued using version 12.15 ever since they sold out to China, and it's finally beginning to show its age because it doesn't always load sites with HTTPS security.

Any suggestions for configurable, non-bloated browser and email clients that run on Linux?
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>> No. 26250 Anonymous
23rd December 2017
Saturday 8:44 pm
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1) Fuck Moxie "white bloke with dreadlocks and a single ssl trick" Marlinspike. I sort of admire his love of working on boats but I mainly want to reshape his head with a ball pein hammer. He's also not that bright, you might as well cite being friends with Jacob Applebaum or Morgan Marquis-Boire.

2) Not being on the same network as your (home) email server is a common occurrence and can sometimes be something as simple as a case of you being the consultant and being onsite at a company that has highly regulated Internet access. Ok I'll just use my smartphone oh wait there's no signal here because the entire building works as a sort of Faraday cage but nevermind I'll just log into GMail using the powers of my imagination.

3) > t.

Please. Just. Fuck. Right. Off.
>> No. 26251 Anonymous
23rd December 2017
Saturday 11:31 pm
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>(home) email server
>you being the consultant and being onsite at a company
You still haven't quite grasped the "personal" qualification here, have you?
>> No. 26252 Anonymous
25th December 2017
Monday 4:17 pm
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Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks to whoever suggested trying Vivaldi again; it is great.

If you guys are in your 40s some day and thinking about all the stuff you argued about on .gs, don't be embarrassed. Everyone does it, and it's harmless. Only boring people never did anything cringey in their life.
>> No. 26253 Anonymous
8th January 2018
Monday 2:59 pm
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The filtering and search functions in Claws are pretty bad, as is the documentation. This page explains it better:


It doesn't really affect me, because I have very simple filters and use grep for any complex searches.
>> No. 26254 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 1:39 am
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I miss Presto so much, I've tried countless browser hoping something could fill the void but nothing comes close. I don't want twenty extensions just to get the functionality I had ten years ago

>> No. 26139 Anonymous
17th October 2017
Tuesday 3:49 pm
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def kaprekar(n): assert 0 <= n <= 9999 curr, prev = n, -1 while curr != prev: digits = '%04d' % curr print(digits) desc = int(''.join(sorted(digits, reverse=True))) asc = int(''.join(sorted(digits))) curr, prev = desc - asc, curr # demo for i in range(10000): kaprekar(i) print('----')

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>> No. 26176 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 2:46 pm
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You can determine latitude easily. Longitude is rather more difficult, for obvious reasons.
>> No. 26178 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 4:20 pm
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If you knew what day of the year it was and time of night you could definitely do it.

The time of night you could probably make some sort of estimate of based on the position of the moon after knowing the time of year. The time of year you could make a 'good enough' estimate based on which stars are present in the sky for a broad estimate and then use the phase of the moon to calculate a more exact date.

I have really no idea how precise any of this navigation would be based on eyeballing, probably good enough to get you across an ocean and in the direction of the right port.

If you had precision measuring tools and a sophisticated computerized star chart you could probably calculate your exact position on the earth.
>> No. 26179 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 4:34 pm
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It was not really known how to calculate longitude accurately until around the 18th century. The major way people determined it was by using latitude, speed and direction to estimate it using the ships vectors of movement against a known position.
>> No. 26180 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 5:08 pm
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I agree but the question was about ability to determine your position with no other points of reference.
>> No. 26224 Anonymous
27th November 2017
Monday 3:43 pm
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