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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27200 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 04:28:39 »
Slow downloads on my Linux machine.
Narrowed it down to a software issue, as I've installed a new gigabit ethernet pci card. Still exactly the same slow download speeds.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27201 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 04:46:28 »
Slow downloads on my Linux machine.
Narrowed it down to a software issue, as I've installed a new gigabit ethernet pci card. Still exactly the same slow download speeds.

Is it connected at gigabit or using the wrong module?  Unlikely on two cards but they could actually be the same chip :))
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27202 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 04:57:20 »
Slow downloads on my Linux machine.
Narrowed it down to a software issue, as I've installed a new gigabit ethernet pci card. Still exactly the same slow download speeds.

Is it connected at gigabit or using the wrong module?  Unlikely on two cards but they could actually be the same chip :))
I didn't really think that it could be the same chip.
It says connection speed: 1Gbps.
However when I do a speedtest I get this result:

My connection is 150/150.

EDIT: After checking I can at least say it's not the same model.
The new one installed is a TP-link, while the one on the motherboard is a intel.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27203 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 05:20:44 »
Down slower than up, very strange.  Though Linux limiting network speed would be even stranger...

I guess you've tried the usual putting something else on that cable/port in the switch/router to confirm the problem is the computer but not sure what else it could be.  Have you tried an alternate OS perhaps, a live BSD CD/USB?
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27204 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 05:21:46 »
Down slower than up, very strange.  Though Linux limiting network speed would be even stranger...

I guess you've tried the usual putting something else on that cable/port in the switch/router to confirm the problem is the computer but not sure what else it could be.  Have you tried an alternate OS perhaps, a live BSD CD/USB?
No that's my next step. Trying a different os that is.
I'm pretty certain that an update borked it.
Yeah tested out the switch and the cable, no issues there.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27205 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 08:31:25 »
I didn't really think that it could be the same chip.
It says connection speed: 1Gbps.
However when I do a speedtest I get this result:
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My connection is 150/150.

EDIT: After checking I can at least say it's not the same model.
The new one installed is a TP-link, while the one on the motherboard is a intel.

You need dat.. rrr..   Nighthawk x4s.. bes router.. says internet.

But also the wifi card , 9260/9560 are the go to cards,  the ax200 is faster, buhhhhhhhhh  it's new so drivers/ compatibility issues.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27206 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 10:59:40 »
Down slower than up, very strange.  Though Linux limiting network speed would be even stranger...

I guess you've tried the usual putting something else on that cable/port in the switch/router to confirm the problem is the computer but not sure what else it could be.  Have you tried an alternate OS perhaps, a live BSD CD/USB?
No that's my next step. Trying a different os that is.
I'm pretty certain that an update borked it.
Yeah tested out the switch and the cable, no issues there.

I had some issues with a TP-link PCIE wifi card some years ago.  Issue was worse in Win 10 Home (both auto & TP-link drivers) compared to Linux distros, but still pretty bad for a PCIE device.  Probably a decent company and I should have sent it back *shrugs*.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27207 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 12:16:08 »
When people use children/babies to get in the carpool lane. Your crotch goblins can’t drive so you don’t get no carpool privileges.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27208 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 20:06:34 »
Apex Legend downloads from the EA server @ 98MB/s

This is clear indicator of an Evil corporation peddling digi-crack...   

Am uninstalling.


Blizzard is a much more responsible company,  it only sends games out at 74MB/s

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27209 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 21:51:30 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27210 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 23:32:46 »
Down slower than up, very strange.  Though Linux limiting network speed would be even stranger...

I guess you've tried the usual putting something else on that cable/port in the switch/router to confirm the problem is the computer but not sure what else it could be.  Have you tried an alternate OS perhaps, a live BSD CD/USB?
No that's my next step. Trying a different os that is.
I'm pretty certain that an update borked it.
Yeah tested out the switch and the cable, no issues there.

I had some issues with a TP-link PCIE wifi card some years ago.  Issue was worse in Win 10 Home (both auto & TP-link drivers) compared to Linux distros, but still pretty bad for a PCIE device.  Probably a decent company and I should have sent it back *shrugs*.
I've tested it pretty extensively and I can't find fault anywhere but with software.
I don't think it's the tp-link software to be clear, it's some Linux update that borked it.
Ah well, I eneded up changing distro's... again.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27211 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 04:33:37 »
I've tested it pretty extensively and I can't find fault anywhere but with software.
I don't think it's the tp-link software to be clear, it's some Linux update that borked it.
Ah well, I eneded up changing distro's... again.
Did you try alternate CPU schedulers and the like first?  The distro shouldn't make much difference unless they're using random kernel patchset, most of the code in both kernel and browser is done upstream which is the whole point.  It worked, I'd have had to stick with it and work out why it was so slow so I could send a bug report.  Too late now though :(
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27212 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 11:42:30 »
I've tested it pretty extensively and I can't find fault anywhere but with software.
I don't think it's the tp-link software to be clear, it's some Linux update that borked it.
Ah well, I eneded up changing distro's... again.
Did you try alternate CPU schedulers and the like first?  The distro shouldn't make much difference unless they're using random kernel patchset, most of the code in both kernel and browser is done upstream which is the whole point.  It worked, I'd have had to stick with it and work out why it was so slow so I could send a bug report.  Too late now though :(
I need to get better at troubleshooting Linux. As it stands now I don't know where to begin. Do you know of any good reading for such things?
Debian, arch. Doesn't matter what. I'll try out whatever you link me. :D

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27213 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 12:05:29 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27214 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 19:28:06 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.


Use password as default password for all passwords. Write it on a bit of paper and stick it under your keyboard. Also tell five of your closest coworkers in case you forget.

INFOSEC AS ****/10

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27215 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 20:55:16 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.


Use password as default password for all passwords. Write it on a bit of paper and stick it under your keyboard. Also tell five of your closest coworkers in case you forget.

INFOSEC AS ****/10

Username/password on post-it note be INFOSEC +3000 pts
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27216 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 22:27:50 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.


Use password as default password for all passwords. Write it on a bit of paper and stick it under your keyboard. Also tell five of your closest coworkers in case you forget.

INFOSEC AS ****/10

Username/password on post-it note be INFOSEC +3000 pts

Like this one time in Dubai, when the gate combo to our compound got changed and everyone wrote the new combo on bits of paper. This one ****head, dropped said bit of paper and caused the combo to be changed again. And then someone did it again and then an angry email came out, saying don't write the gate combo on paper. It was not super effective and within like three weeks the combo got changed again.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27217 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 23:11:53 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.


Use password as default password for all passwords. Write it on a bit of paper and stick it under your keyboard. Also tell five of your closest coworkers in case you forget.

INFOSEC AS ****/10

Username/password on post-it note be INFOSEC +3000 pts

Like this one time in Dubai, when the gate combo to our compound got changed and everyone wrote the new combo on bits of paper. This one ****head, dropped said bit of paper and caused the combo to be changed again. And then someone did it again and then an angry email came out, saying don't write the gate combo on paper. It was not super effective and within like three weeks the combo got changed again.

Yep, see there--they cheaped out and bought the gold leaf paper when they should have bought a pad of gold leaf post-it notes.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27218 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 00:03:27 »
How tf do admins remember all their usernames and passwords? I've so many damn accounts and logins I sometimes lock myself out just cycling through them to get into somewhere I haven't been in ages.

Password managers.
Last Pass, 1pass, keypads. Etc.
Personally use LastPass and like it but there are many options.


Use password as default password for all passwords. Write it on a bit of paper and stick it under your keyboard. Also tell five of your closest coworkers in case you forget.

INFOSEC AS ****/10

Username/password on post-it note be INFOSEC +3000 pts

Like this one time in Dubai, when the gate combo to our compound got changed and everyone wrote the new combo on bits of paper. This one ****head, dropped said bit of paper and caused the combo to be changed again. And then someone did it again and then an angry email came out, saying don't write the gate combo on paper. It was not super effective and within like three weeks the combo got changed again.

Yep, see there--they cheaped out and bought the gold leaf paper when they should have bought a pad of gold leaf post-it notes.

Gold leaf post-it notes with diamond encrusted itemization indicators. Cannot go wrong.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27219 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:35:23 »
I ****ing HATE the bus. HATE IT.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27220 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:46:21 »
Back like cooked crack.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27221 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 23:27:15 »
Windows 10 HOME..  This is the most frustrating software ever...   They've ruined windoz..

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27222 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 01:42:19 »
Windows 10 HOME..  This is the most frustrating software ever...   They've ruined windoz..
Care to explain? Other than WINDOZE=BAD.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27224 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 13:23:12 »
Actually, another thing that's bothering me...
There is this one ad playing on youtube for some random Steelseries board (maybe another company, I don't know)
and it insists that the mechanical keyboard switch was first created in 1974 (or 1984).
This REALLY irritates me because this is AGAIN propaganda for friggin' Cherry. It INFURIATES me.
CHERRY DID NOT INVENT THE MECHANICAL KEYBOARD! THEY DIDN'T INVENT SWITCHES! AAAAGHHGHGH!!
Linears are for linear people. No offense if you use linears.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27225 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 15:08:34 »
Windows 10 HOME..  This is the most frustrating software ever...   They've ruined windoz..
Care to explain? Other than WINDOZE=BAD.

All the options are hidden,  they even excluded group policy editor..

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27226 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 15:38:30 »
Every time I think it’s safe to finally wear jeans and sneakers and black shirts it’s still like 90 degrees out fml

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27227 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 18:50:54 »
I have the worst luck with ear impressions ;(
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27228 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:03:05 »
I have the worst luck with ear impressions ;(

//headscratch , 

Is this.. some sort of new secs thing for young people ??

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27229 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:29:29 »
I have the worst luck with ear impressions ;(
When I was thinking of getting custom IEMs years ago you were complaining about them and put me off, just today I saw someone wearing a pair and was thinking about it again and here you are :-\  Sorry to hear you're still having problems though my wallet thanks you!
                               
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« Reply #27230 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:30:49 »
I have the worst luck with ear impressions ;(
When I was thinking of getting custom IEMs years ago you were complaining about them and put me off, just today I saw someone wearing a pair and was thinking about it again and here you are :-\  Sorry to hear you're still having problems though my wallet thanks you!

it's literally just me tho

I went to empire ears in person cuz I knew something would happen and the audiologist I went to just happened to do a bad job lmao

once everything gets sorted, it's a great time
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27231 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 19:40:09 »
I went to empire ears in person cuz I knew something would happen and the audiologist I went to just happened to do a bad job lmao

once everything gets sorted, it's a great time

Ooh, those are very shiny :thumb:

One day no doubt I'll take the risk but I know the audiologists in my hometown suck - they say my mum can hear fine when blatantly she cannot.  Hard to trust anyone so inept with what is surely a trickier task...
                               
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« Reply #27232 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 20:02:19 »
I went to empire ears in person cuz I knew something would happen and the audiologist I went to just happened to do a bad job lmao

once everything gets sorted, it's a great time

Ooh, those are very shiny :thumb:

One day no doubt I'll take the risk but I know the audiologists in my hometown suck - they say my mum can hear fine when blatantly she cannot.  Hard to trust anyone so inept with what is surely a trickier task...

having a good audiologist is the key... I've been very inconsistent with mine and so far due to appointment availability and only 1 has done a decent job.

If u ever get a chance to go to an audio show sometimes they'll take them on site for you. or better yet get your ears 3d scanned and go with a company that'll do 3d printed shells
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27233 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 20:42:40 »
Overall Sifo,  I'm not convinced that molded shells are better.

They can not replicate the resonance properties of the ear/head area.  They're still measuring a point source.

The claims for custom mold is to minimize interference , but it fundamentally adds its own form of harmonic distortion as it simply is not the sound format of a natural acoustic experience.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27234 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 21:09:00 »
Overall Sifo,  I'm not convinced that molded shells are better.

They can not replicate the resonance properties of the ear/head area.  They're still measuring a point source.

The claims for custom mold is to minimize interference , but it fundamentally adds its own form of harmonic distortion as it simply is not the sound format of a natural acoustic experience.


they're objectively more comfortable than universals that's all I care about sir
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27235 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 18:19:24 »
Today I got an e-mail from my bank, after 16 years they've decided I'm no longer a student and are taking away my interest free overdraft.  They're not wrong - I've not been a student for 13 years and 5 years ago I told them this when I set up my mortgage.  I never used the overdraft even when I was a student so it's not really a problem but I've always enjoyed laughing that it's there to be abused if needed and now it won't be.
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27236 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 18:26:19 »
Today I got an e-mail from my bank, after 16 years they've decided I'm no longer a student and are taking away my interest free overdraft.  They're not wrong - I've not been a student for 13 years and 5 years ago I told them this when I set up my mortgage.  I never used the overdraft even when I was a student so it's not really a problem but I've always enjoyed laughing that it's there to be abused if needed and now it won't be.

How much can you overdraw on that interest free ?

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27237 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 18:51:44 »
Today I got an e-mail from my bank, after 16 years they've decided I'm no longer a student and are taking away my interest free overdraft.  They're not wrong - I've not been a student for 13 years and 5 years ago I told them this when I set up my mortgage.  I never used the overdraft even when I was a student so it's not really a problem but I've always enjoyed laughing that it's there to be abused if needed and now it won't be.

How much can you overdraw on that interest free ?

Being as the only way to get it increased is to use it and pay it back or ask (neither of which I've done) it's what they thought was reasonable for someone who had never had any income back in 2003 - £1200.  Not a huge amount but enough for any random hobby related purchase...  I should probably ask them to increase it now :))
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27238 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 20:38:22 »

Being as the only way to get it increased is to use it and pay it back or ask (neither of which I've done) it's what they thought was reasonable for someone who had never had any income back in 2003 - £1200.  Not a huge amount but enough for any random hobby related purchase...  I should probably ask them to increase it now :))

How much time is it interest free,  u could've overdrew, bought weed, sold weed, then come out +10000%.. Master Dr00g dealer.   Then enter the pharaceutical industry peddling opiods as pain killers addicting them housewives and rich people.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27239 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 21:01:06 »
Developers acting like their **** don't stink and everything they touch is golden then being offended and confused when their **** is broken beyond all ****s and cannot even be worked on properly.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27240 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 04:27:12 »
Woke up latish, realised I hadn't put my phone on charge so no music at work.  Plugged it in anyway and it didn't want to charge, took 5 mins to convince it but it is now.  Turned on computer - keyboard doesn't work, boot screen (Linux) filled with debug messages.  Pressed reboot, it crashed instead.  Rebooted and it worked, until I went to eat and came back - keyboard dead again.  Un/re-plugged it and it's working, for now.  Now I have 10 mins 'til I have to go to work so no time to debug and be able to buy anything needed to fix it before the weekend.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27241 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 05:28:40 »
Used my bodies ventilation cycle to clean my keyboard. Got a face full of dried cum. Well that is my guess as to what it is.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27242 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 16:14:58 »
Developers acting like their **** don't stink and everything they touch is golden then being offended and confused when their **** is broken beyond all ****s and cannot even be worked on properly.
Are you a software tester? Having a dedicated QA person is my dream that will never come true.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27243 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 04:56:03 »
It's confirmed, the USB socket on my trusty old Nokia 808 pureview is practically dead.  Back to carrying a 'huge' fragile phone :(

And then I go to open my bag and the zip breaks.  It too has been a bit dodgy for a while but has gone from 96% functional to 50% (unusable) overnight and now I need a bag before Monday with zero research.

I daren't touch anything for fear it dies!
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27244 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 08:39:23 »
Having been in the construction industry for many years, it is a given that "moving parts" are almost destined to eventually be points of failure.

Small sockets on portable devices in particular - I am astonished that they don't fail far more often than they do.

After my wife brought home an Apple laptop a few years ago with a magnetic power connection, I have been obsessed with the efficacy of that concept. I bought 3 of these (1 for home, 1 for car, and 1 for work) along with some extra end plugs (also some "C" tips in anticipation of future purchases). With a connector in each of my commonly-used devices, I can switch back and forth with ease. Also, it can easily be done one-handed, in the dark, from an awkward position!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USLION-3A-Fast-Micro-USB-Type-C-Magnetic-Charging-Charger-Data-Cable-For-Android/392289639698?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=661265873103&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
What the researchers found is that after controlling for gender, age, education level, and ideology, NFC [Need for Chaos] was strongly correlated with a willingness to spread hostile rumors online. Younger, less educated men were more likely to have a strong NFC, as were people who were lonely and perceived themselves as lacking social status. NFC is associated with support for Donald Trump, which makes sense. Both Trump and to a lesser, and in a qualitatively different way, Sanders offered the 2016 electorate — including all the susceptible, alienated and disenchanted folks who comprise it — a radical departure from the norm, giving voice to sentiments that had probably been bubbling in their followers’ heads for quite a long time.

The responses to three of the statements in particular were “staggering,” the paper says: 24 percent agreed that society should be burned to the ground; 40 percent concurred with the thought that “When it comes to our political and social institutions, I cannot help thinking ‘just let them all burn’ ”; and 40 percent also agreed that “we cannot fix the problems in our social institutions, we need to tear them down and start over.”

A “Need for Chaos” and the Sharing of Hostile Political Rumors in Advanced Democracies - Petersen - Osmundsen - Arceneaux 2019

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27245 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 08:45:29 »
After my wife brought home an Apple laptop a few years ago with a magnetic power connection, I have been obsessed with the efficacy of that concept. I bought 3 of these (1 for home, 1 for car, and 1 for work) along with some extra end plugs (also some "C" tips in anticipation of future purchases). With a connector in each of my commonly-used devices, I can switch back and forth with ease. Also, it can easily be done one-handed, in the dark, from an awkward position!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USLION-3A-Fast-Micro-USB-Type-C-Magnetic-Charging-Charger-Data-Cable-For-Android/392289639698?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=661265873103&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

MagSafe was great so it's interesting to see similar concepts using the C-type bidirectional socket. Looking at the eBay screenshots though: 480Mbp/s transfer rate? That's USB 2.0 speed.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27246 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 09:11:48 »
Having been in the construction industry for many years, it is a given that "moving parts" are almost destined to eventually be points of failure.

Small sockets on portable devices in particular - I am astonished that they don't fail far more often than they do.

After my wife brought home an Apple laptop a few years ago with a magnetic power connection, I have been obsessed with the efficacy of that concept. I bought 3 of these (1 for home, 1 for car, and 1 for work) along with some extra end plugs (also some "C" tips in anticipation of future purchases). With a connector in each of my commonly-used devices, I can switch back and forth with ease. Also, it can easily be done one-handed, in the dark, from an awkward position!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USLION-3A-Fast-Micro-USB-Type-C-Magnetic-Charging-Charger-Data-Cable-For-Android/392289639698?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=661265873103&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

True, I've been really clumsy for nearly three months and knocked my phone onto the floor while it was charging more in this time than I have in many years previously.  I'm using my old phone as I don't trust myself not to smash the screen on my new one (again, already replaced it once) but in doing so rediscovered my love for it's tiny (by modern standards) size.

I want to be healthy and waste money doing up my bike not tired and useless spending on fixing things or worse, preventing damage that should never be happening in the first place.  I do like the idea of interchangable magnetic chargers though so might make an exception...
                               
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27247 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 10:59:53 »

I do like the idea of interchangeable magnetic chargers though so might make an exception.


I absolutely love mine and would not want to go back. The only downsides of this particular model are that the (sturdy) cable is a bit on the stiff side and it has a ridiculously bright blue LED.
What the researchers found is that after controlling for gender, age, education level, and ideology, NFC [Need for Chaos] was strongly correlated with a willingness to spread hostile rumors online. Younger, less educated men were more likely to have a strong NFC, as were people who were lonely and perceived themselves as lacking social status. NFC is associated with support for Donald Trump, which makes sense. Both Trump and to a lesser, and in a qualitatively different way, Sanders offered the 2016 electorate — including all the susceptible, alienated and disenchanted folks who comprise it — a radical departure from the norm, giving voice to sentiments that had probably been bubbling in their followers’ heads for quite a long time.

The responses to three of the statements in particular were “staggering,” the paper says: 24 percent agreed that society should be burned to the ground; 40 percent concurred with the thought that “When it comes to our political and social institutions, I cannot help thinking ‘just let them all burn’ ”; and 40 percent also agreed that “we cannot fix the problems in our social institutions, we need to tear them down and start over.”

A “Need for Chaos” and the Sharing of Hostile Political Rumors in Advanced Democracies - Petersen - Osmundsen - Arceneaux 2019

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27248 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:27:30 »
Linus Tech Tips gave high marks for Volta charger cables (magnetic interchangeable connector cables).  Never used them myself, though the concept is intriguing.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27249 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 18:13:01 »
Why did God give men nipples if we're not supposed to breastfeed our pets?