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You know when you look at software and think, I can do better than that !
Well, now with a 3D printer, no longer do you have to look at something and think, I wish I could build a better one of those, because now you can !
Now I just have to figure out, which thing I want to make a better one of first...
Once I read up on the complicated process of, how to level your print bed..
<-- New to 3D printing.
So, what would you like to see a better version of something made, and in what way would your version be an improvement ?3
Oh look, 5,000 notifications..
No problem, I'll just read the interesting looking ones and ignore the rest.
Lets scroll shall we..
And, go and visit one.
And go back to the notification list..
And have to start all the way from the beginning again, instead of where we left off !!!
WTF, who designs this shit !
Don't be like Facebook..
I know you can right click and open in new tab, but then that screws with the read / unread flags, and its just messy, why not make it work right in the first place.6
I'll just use the 'search' option in a Facebook group to find what I want..
Search for "wound"
Shows me "wind" results..
If I'd wanted "wind", I'd have typed bloody "wind" !
I want "wound" you bastard !
Damn too smart for its own good software.2
How do you recharge and turn on an ancient computing device ?
Yet another problem, ho ho ho.. :-)
Got myself some new Samsung EVO 32Gb microSDHC UH-1 cards.
But this Raspberry PI 3B+ doesn't boot with them..
I just get a blank screen and nothing else.
Take the SD card out and bung in the old card, it works fine..
What's up ?
Googling a bit so far I find others with the same problem, but no answers..
Someone suggested it could be the PSU.
As the old SD card is 8Gb and the newer one 32Gb, I guess it could need a lot more power..
After all, both PSU's are cheap ones..
So, buy a Raspberry PI official PSU and then if its still a blank screen come back here.. ?
Meanwhile, what else could it be ?
SD card works fine in PC via an adapter..
FX [ Times Passes . . . ]
Well, got it working now !
Not that google was any help on the matter !
What I did was:
Put the micro SD card into the larger SD adapter, plugged that into my old SD to USB adapter.
Then formatted the SD card.
Then wrote the Raspberry Pi OS image to the card.
That worked !
Why did it work ?
Was it because I formatted the card ?
Was it because I put it in the SD card adapter before putting it in the USB adapter ?
Was it both ?
A new $3 micro SD card reading USB adapter is on its way for me to find out perhaps..
What a complete pain to get working !
And on one else was any use I had to figure out the solution myself !
End of RANT..3
Eating junk food, it isn't like it can make you go blind and deaf..
Oh wait !
>Teenager Goes Deaf And Blind As
> A Result Of Junk Food Diet
> Nutritional optic neuropathy.
So, better take vitamin pills and eat your veg !
This has been a public health warning, please continue with your lives..41
That old Windows copy and paste bug issue again. :-)
I wonder if its due to some Linux code someplace..
Anyhow, I was using a remote desktop application and copying some text from there, and trying to post it into Firefox..
Except it was posting the previous thing I pasted, and not the thing I really wanted to paste !
But, if I open Notepad, and paste to there, it does correctly paste the last thing I copied, and not the previous thing.
If I then copy that, and try posting it into Firefox, it works correctly !
So, its all Firefox's fault !!!
So, where do I report bugs in Firefox ?
Though it could be an OS bug.. ?
I'd have to test more applications, when I get time !
I bet this doesn't happen under Linux. :-)
Or does it ?1
Before I start, why can't I easily find a reference to the last time I asked about this here !
Searching for "backup Nanos" doesn't get me anything..
I made a note someplace, but I can't find it easily..
So, can anyone remind me of a freeware backup application for Windows 10 / 8 at least, and maybe Linux too...
That works nicely with NAS drives, will backup and allow simple restore of the OS drive.
And yet also allow for backing up individual folders and files, and let you access them again easily if you so need to.
And, actually work reliably..
I gave Windows backup a good test, and it works sometimes..
Other times it gives a rather unhelpful error message and doesn't.
(Folk was always saying to me, use Windows Backup, it works fine!)
Whilst newer Windows backup can actually restore (Previous versions for years / decades I could never get to restore!) now, it just doesn't backup everything !5
Everyone and their dog says to me, "Try Linux!"
I'm now going to give it a really good try, since I got myself some Raspberry Pi's to play with.
So, lets see, just download this file, stick it on an SD card and boot with it..
It gets so far and then stops with an error..
And there was me expecting it to 'just work' :-)57
I'll just plug this into my USB port and copy some files over..
No it won't fit, its too wide..
No problem, I'll stick it in the backup PC, it fits there fine.
But wait, how will I transfer the files from one PC to the other..
I know, I'll use the NAS drive !
Can't copy, its full..
No problem, I'll just delete a few files and..
It's still full..
FX [ Googles issue.. ]
Seems I'm not the only one suffering from being unable to delete files !
A 5 minute job is now going to take days..
Assuming of course, you can actually ever delete files..20
Unless anyone can recommend a better freeware remote desktop server / client ?
Or can you configure so that it remembers the placement and size of the remote windows you use ?
It's a pain to repeatedly drag them around and resize them every time I open them..7
Assuming I live long enough to read the answers. :-)
Doesn't have a lot of information in it..
Never having had one, I don't know what it feels like before you have one, but I felt earlier like I maybe was going to have one..
I tried standing up, not sure if that helped.
I tried laying down, but sitting up, I think that might have helped.
I tried laying down on my right side, that seemed to help.
So, did I do anything right, wrong, etc.
What should I do the next time ?
Bare in mind I live in the middle of nowhere, and if I ask for medical assistance, I'll probably be dead before they arrive, so need solo solutions !
I want to avoid getting a heart attack here, not deal with one afterwards..
I thought something was off when I felt a slight localised pain in my heart area I hadn't felt before when I was sitting down.
It got worse if I moved.
Slowing my breathing seemed to help.
Of course it might not be anything like what you feel before a heart attack, so anyone know, or give some kind of input on what it might have been ?
Blood clot from sitting down too long maybe ?4
I see Facebook has a new, or at least I've not seen it before feature..
Automatic deleted of posted pictures..
At least in groups I don't admin myself.
And you can't edit your old posts to put them back either !
I guess pictures of bicycles is too much for them to handle..
Probably because I am prone to post a lot that I triggered some kind of automated anti-spam feature.
Makes Facebook even less useful for work related use when you can't post pictures !
What am I going to have to do, post ASCII art !2
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 + Pretty110
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 !28
"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..12
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..15
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 !6
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 109
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 !11
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 !5
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