AboutIntergalactic megalomaniac ENTJ genius seeks a Terran slave girl for nights of conquest.. Oh wait, this isn't a dating site...
SkillsC++, Godot, Artificial Intelligence, 4K displays.
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Trying to work out how you rate someone physically from 1 to 8, is this the correct order ?
1 - Fat + Ugly
2 - Skinny + Ugly
3 - Average + Ugly
4 - Athletic + Ugly
5 - Fat + Pretty
6 - Skinny + Pretty
7 - Average + Pretty
8 - Athletic + Pretty115
Typical, someone asks in a technical forum for advice about Alexa can do to help their mum and mentions she is going blind.
I post a link to an experimental treatment, and its deleted by the admin !
Well, excuse me for trying to help someone not go blind !19
"Don't worry, we'll email you when we see product X for sale."
What they really mean is:
"Don't worry, we'll email you at least 12 hours after we see product X for sale and someone else has brought it.."
Good thing I was bloody checking "Just in case" !
Feels like I'm in a MMORPG with rare items in the AH..
After 7 long long years, today I reach the stage of being solvent !
A few more months and I'll be totally out of debt.
Lesson there = don't get into debt..16
I was noticing in a MMORPG a problem and solution that can apply to the real world.
In MMORPG land, to get the best gear, you need to work in teams.
But to get invited into a team, you need the best gear..
Kinda like, to get a job, you need experience in the job first..
As such, one solution employed in the MMORPG world is to start your own team, hiding the fact you have shitty gear and only hiring folk with good gear to help carry you !
So, I guess in the real world, the similar answer is to start a business when you have no experience and hire people who do !
Then later one, if your business ever goes bust, you will at least then have experience to get a job. :-)7
I rarely do this, but the other day I commented on someone's post elsewhere and then, when I noticed a certain type of person had commented to my post, I didn't bother to go and read what they said !
Why, because I reckon they would have nothing kind or helpful to say and what they did would just be plain nasty.
So why read it..
Now I'm wondering, how can not reading something make you happier than reading something nasty ?
I mean, it shouldn't really effect you at all, should it..
I remember the last time I did this about 10 years ago, I never did read what the person had to say, and since then the forum has closed and it would be quite difficult to get a copy of what they had said, even if I could remember where it was and who said it ! (Which I can't..)
Does anyone else do that, comment and then never read the replies ?
I think I'm getting quite good at figuring out some simple rules, if person X who looks like Y says something, 99.99999999% it will be trash talk and nothing sensible or productive !
Sadly it seems, an ever increasing number of the general population fall into category X these days..10
FX [ Clicks 'Add to Watch List".. ]
I'm not logged in..
No worries, I'll just log in, and..
FX [ Clicks 'Add to Watch List" again.. ]
Why do I need to click on it twice, can't it remember I did that the first time !7
FX [ Listens to music . . . ]
FX [ Notices some of the music is missing . . . ]
FX [ Fiddles with connector at back of Hi-Fi... ]
FX [ Missing music returns . . . ]
I know, you are going to say, go optical !
I did !
Then it stopped working..
So.. back to old fashioned metal wires and connectors.
Why can't we have connectors that work !
I've even screwed the damn unit to a piece of wood and the cable, so it can't easily move, and still, its in the wrong bloody place !!!
Oh I hear you, replace the Hi-Fi with a new one !
Well, I got another 2nd hand unit the exact same model off Ebay, and still the same problem !
Maybe I should do what my Russian friends do, just remove the connectors and wire direct !
> How to convert a HP Server Blade
> into a standard PC with Windows 1011
C++ development tool recommendations wanted for W10 OS:
Currently use MS Visual Studio, but as they make it rather hard to use offline (I may be homeless for a period of time, with no internet access.) and really expensive !
What else could I use to develop in C++ ?
Ideally something freeware..
Cheap is kinda ok, but only if it keeps working !
And, doesn't do an Intel, eg. I once paid for a copy of their C++ Compiler, but now I find my login details no longer accepted !
I paid for it damn it !6
I'm still here, even if you don't see me post much for the next 3 years.
Stumbled across a way that I might be able to retire in only 3 years time !
As such, exploring that, but it will take up half my time, leaving me squeezed for that resource, as such, unless its really really important, I won't be doing it.
119 hour work week here I come !
If I die from overwork, you can all tell everyone else, you said so and not to copy me !12
Cause or effect ?
Or maybe the people who play games aren't idiots, so don't depress you, whilst most people on social media are..
I dunno, what do you think !7
It's on sale !
Lets buy one !
But wait, we already have 'one' and its offline, because everyone is logging theirs in and the servers can't cope..
On the other hand, lets not buy something that doesn't work reliably..
Mycroft AI looks a promising alternative..
Lets try the dating app 'Hinge'..
Well, first Google Playstore can't find it..
Never fear, my trusty PC finds it !
So, I go to the web URL found via my PC (On the phone obviously, since like many dating sites, the idea that PC owners might want to date, seems an alien concept so they simply never get around to creating a PC compatible app..), click on the, google play store link, and it tells me:
"Your device isn't compatible with this version."
I wonder what special features they use that my phone/OS doesn't support..19
I decide to try a PCI network card to solve my network issues..
I go for an old Intel one, recommended for its works with everything approach.
Turn PC off, plug in card, oh wait, its a half height card.. no problem, take off the metal deelie and use blutak to hold it in place..
Turn PC on.
Boots fine, and into Windows 10 we go, and blank screen...
Now what.. ?18
I'll just change which directory this thingy uses from here to there..
How hard can that be !
First, the shortcut to that other place, is no longer valid.
No problem, I'll just put in a new shortcut.
Of course, luckily I can remember you have to do it a certain way, or Windows doesn't work correctly..
I accidentality click on the old shortcut, so whilst I wait for Windows to tell me it doesn't work, instead of it doing that, it decides to crash the OS and I have to reboot..
Note, this machine doesn't like rebooting !!!
As such, I rarely ever ever reboot it !
So, an hour later it boots correctly..
I change the shortcut, everything is fine, it seems..
Now, I just have to move some files from here to there..
1+ hour estimate..
45 minutes to go now !4
Just when you think everything is working fine, after installing a new better router, it starts to stop working..
Then you start googling the error messages in its logs..
And find out loads of other people having the same problem !
Why didn't I hear about this when everyone was telling me how much better this new router was than my old one !10
Getting a Raspberry Pi to play with, which I imagine will please those of you who want me to get more into Linux. :-)
Can anyone recommend a good Raspberry Pi 4 Emulator that works in Windows 10, so I can practice doing stuff there, before trying to break a real one. :-)
When you spend hours trying to find the backup option in an app, only to discover its been renamed the export function, yet no one bothered to update the documentation to match it !
99 Notifications on the wall..
But what if want number 100, how do I see that ?
I'm used to systems where there might be 500,000+ notifications and I've not got around to viewing them all yet..
Once it hits 99, I could be missing something !
Well, I probably am !5
Thanks to my socialist government giving me some free money to help the poor, I'm now no longer poor, but only poverty stricken !
Interestingly, they only give money to the poor, not the real poor, who are below me..
Anyhow, this means technically, I am able to date !
Though only for 3 months in every year, then the money runs out, and no doubt so will my date !
Anyhow, I get to change my dating profile next weekend to show I've now some disposable income !
Then I reckon I'll get one relationship per year, so we'll see if that is true or not !
So happy days, and hurray for socialist governments putting up taxes so poor folk like me can get some free money ! ($300 USD in case you was thinking it was thousands!)
That was slight sarcasm..
And in 3 months time, if all goes to plan, I'll be out of debt !
My new exercise regime is paying off, I can see some muscles getting bigger.
Though marks out of 10 wise, I'm only about a 1.8 so not very attractive, still, I reckon it is now possible, where as before, I reckoned not.
Of course, I kept trying to disprove this, but I wasn't proved wrong !
Now lets see if I'm proved right..
As long as I don't move in the next year of course..
Which is always a possibility. :-(
When I say move, I really mean, end up homeless and have to move to another area where I know no one/etc.
Not that I know anyone here and I've been here 3+ years..57
Favourite place to code with a pad of paper, a pencil, a sharpener, and a rubber.
A cherry orchard, then when you are hungry, you can just take a moment to pick something to eat and get back to work.7
The other day I tried to have a debate with someone.
We had an interesting subject and I found just the perfect YouTube video (All 6 minutes of it, rather than 2.5 hours is as traditional when trying to drown someone in YouTube videos..) which would open out the debate on all sides.
But they refuse to watch it, saying it says X and Y, when in fact it says Y and Z..
I had hoped we would talk about Z.
Reminds me of a climate group I joined, again a YouTube link, but instead of a debate, we had a refusal to watch said video because it was obviously wrong..
Next I imagine is "I'm not going to read that book, because its obviously wrong because it has the word "The" in the title.."
Or, I'm not going to listen to person X, because they are always wrong, someone else said so !
Must protect those ivory towers..2
FX [ Checks outdoor CCTV..]
"Oh my god, its a nuclear winter !"
Picture is frozen..
FX [ Checks wiring, camera, server, switch, etc.. ]
FX [ Checks CCTV server.. notices picture not frozen.. ]
FX [ Checks CCTV client, notices 'status' Icon not displaying, clicks on Icon, it says "Paused".. ]
So, not a nuclear winter after all !2
Having spent days wrestling to get an old phone working just enough so my mum can use it, before I waste any more time on getting another one to spend time trying to update the OS on it.. has anyone suggestions for a replacement, or coming soon replacement that fits the following requirements:
Costs less than $100 (Either new or second hand.)
Clamshell design, so screen is protected inside.
Physical QWERTY keyboard, with separate number row and backlit with large keys.
2G or 3G network capable.
Ideally bug free..
I just spent ages getting a simple thing like the ringtone to work correctly as it wouldn't let you choose the one you wanted, and the USB to PC link wasn't working, so in the end had to connect it to the internet via the wifi router, and download the working ringtone file off my own website..
I tried updating the OS, but just got errors, which I suspect is because I was using W10, and the updating only works in XP..
And I haven't got around to installing XP again on my backup PC..16
A bit of an ethical dilemma here.
If I write the software I want to, which is super efficient, it helps rich people, but not poor people..
So, what do I do ?
Not write it ?
Or create a crippled version so it helps poor people and not rich people..64
Something like this as I have a spare wall in my bedroom and I thought, instead of covering it with a pretty picture like this:
Why not cover it with monitors and then I can change the picture when I want to. :-)
But a couple of questions, beyond, how do I get it to work..
What monitors would give the best fit, eg. so you see the joints the least, cost the least, and use the least power..
Otherwise, I'm guessing it will use up more juice than I can afford, cost more than I can afford, and you'd see the joins pretty easily..
Still, its worth asking. :-)12
You just plug it in and it works, right..
No, not really, not until you have done this:
And then this to update the phone:
Hopefully after all that, the screen brightness setting doesn't keep resetting itself to lowest..5
I wonder how much product X weighs ?
I'll just go to the manufacturers website and check..
"Sign in to see product specifications."
Why, it used to be on your bloody product page without needing to sign in !
No problem, I was once a customer, I have my login details here someplace..
"Invalid email address"
Damn it !
FX [ Checks old text files for information... ]
Ah, found it you bastards !
> 5mm 900gsm
More than 10% lighter than the competition, not that you'd ever know it, because they now hide that fact on their website..
Not that I'd buy from them again since their idea of protective packing is a plastic bin liner around an item that has to travel half the world and arrives as if its already been to Mars and back..