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.
Joined devRant on 12/15/2017
Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
10 hour free trial it says.
Does that include the time it takes to download it ?
Just I'm reminded of another game that by the time I'd downloaded it, I had about 5 minutes to play it before the trial time was up..
Not that I got my 5 minutes oh no, because the video driver was out of date !2
If you ever wonder what will Facebook evolve into..
I've seen the future.
20 years from now, there will be 2 sensible people left who can have a civil conversation without trying to insult everyone else who disagrees with them.
Everyone else will be a right dick.
Don't let your social media platform degrade to this level, write better features to deal with abusive asses !
Ignore is a good feature..20
4 days without internet..
One of those, I'll just change ISP's time to save money with one costing 50% less than current one.
"Yes router was sent to you 3 weeks ago, and computer says internet is working.."
No router, internet not working..
4 days later, internet working.
No sign of router still.. (Though did get a SMS/TXT message to say it had been posted 3 days ago!)7
First off, I couldn't copy and paste "wk150" because it was an image, not text !
Coolest thing I've ever built was a building.
Foundations was brick pyramids buried in the ground to spread the loads of the post construction method. (eg. posts at corners, the rest of the building hangs on those.)
Built out of recycled church hardwood, designed to withstand 350 mph winds, no windows !
8ft by 10ft doors.
Had to move 200+ tons of soil by bucket and spade.
I also fell off the roof once..
But luckily landed in a pile of earth, I had piled up in case I fell off !
Built using prefab panels I put together on a jig. (So all sides the same.)
Then the winds came..
Mine was one of only two untouched.
I got the idea from both:
And visiting a hurricane hit area with just one building left standing built out of concrete and bricks, whilst everyone else's was just wood.
Not that wood isn't a good choice, after all, look at Japanese buildings:
Sadly it isn't still there, the local government knocked it down after I moved away !
I'd even got planning permission for it, so no idea why they would get rid of such a useful building !
Perhaps the next one I should make out of concrete and be harder to knock down..
Solo build, apart from the time when I got my Amazon like girlfriend to give me a hand to move the panels into place, as they was so heavy, I couldn't lift them by myself, and had no crane..
No pictures sadly, though I did video it, but the tape got left behind in one of my many moves. :-(
Did the architectural drawings myself too.
Lesson there, believe in yourself, you can do it !
Just takes persistence..
Friends said I was crazy at the beginning !9
FX [ Change ISP... ]
"We'll send you a new router before the change over!"
Nothing in the post today..
Changeover is tomorrow..
So, its going to arrive tomorrow then.. ?
(Password/etc. is in the box with the new router..)7
FX [ Sets distance to 50km.. ]
Someone 100km away matches with me..
So, the distance setting is only for my side then..
Love the choice.. NOT !
So now I have to reject folk because they live on another island !5
Useful tool spotted:
I got tired of having to take ownership and grant administrator privileges for protected Registry keys and files during the various tests I perform on my Windows PC. I coded ExecTI, a lightweight, tiny software, which allows you to execute a program as TrustedInstaller, then you are able to access protected resources like certain Registry keys and files owned by TrustedInstaller.Starting with Windows Vista, even if an app is running elevated, it may have no access to certain Registry keys and files. A new security model introduced in Windows Vista comes with a special user account, TrustedInstaller, which is set as the owner for such files and Registry keys.
“It can be done manually or via RegOwnershipEx”
…or you could simply open the registry editor with TrustedInstaller privileges (I have in mind the ExecTI tool) and then to directly delete the TLD key, i.e. without needing to first change permissions and take ownership (my guess is you know this, sorry; adding it for general knowledge mostly)
Question, does RAM speed effect computer game lag effects on client machines ?
Just I've upgraded from double to triple channel RAM and I swear I can tell a small difference !
Am I imagining it, or would it really make a bit of a difference ?16
Oh goodie, my support ticket has been updated.
Way to go company !
Talking to other customers, they tell me, if you are a user of their freeware version, they don't offer support (Even though this isn't mentioned anywhere, and you can summit a support ticket from your account..) so all you get back is empty replies..
Why even bother sending back a reply if its empty !
I thought this might interest folk here:
> Programmer migration patterns
No its not about where we travel to during the mating season. :-)3
If I create a product, lets say a new toaster.
Naturally I have a .com website for that..
So far so good..
Next I create a support forum for the site.
From my limited understanding, no one would be allowed to do the following:
Post a URL to say, a website about a competitors toaster with a picture of said toaster.
Upload a picture of a competing brand of toaster from another site.
Say anything that was copyrighted such as, a christmas poem, or a famous quote from history.
Upload quotes from posted content anywhere else on the internet, or from a book, newspaper, written diary..
But forum users could do the the following ?
They would be allowed to upload a picture of themselves holding a competitors toaster..
Or upload their own words.
So, some questions:
How do you check uploaded content against the zillion TB of copyright data out there ?
Will every message/picture have to be moderator approved before being allowed to be posted ?
Could you have your forum hosted in another country without that law, or would you still be liable ?
I guess one could just do telephone support like the shit companies do already..
"New computer game out"
*support only available via phone between the hours of 1pm and 2pm on a Tuesday..*
But if I put my support forums on say, a site like Facebook, then its entirely their problem to deal with ?
Or will the moderator of a group have any legal responsibility ?
Does this only apply to open public groups that anyone can join, or will this also effect private member only clubs ? (eg. closed non-public viewing forums.)
Suddenly I feel less and less like making and trying to sell anything if I can't support my customers easily and cheaply. (Read affordable..)26
When you discover another piece of the jigsaw that helps explain how the world works.
But you can't tell anyone else because its illegal to mention such information..
As is often the case in life, one is living in the wrong place !
No, I didn't spot the answer here !
1060 6Gb HDMI issues @ 4K.
Went away when I plugged in this:
Club3d Displayport 1.4 to Hdmi 2.0b HDR Active Adapter.
Anyone know why, are there firmware bugs in the 1060 ?14
Facebook YouTube URL previews..
Used to work, now doesn't..
Doesn't work on Firefox W10, but appears to work on Android phone..
Anyone know why ?2
You know how it is, you are doing ok with your tatty made from salvaged spaceship dodging the pirates and doing a spot of mining.
When you start asking for advice..
How could I do things better ?
Well, everyone and their dog says what a rubbish setup you got and how you should get a top of the line model Tesla or something.
So, after much research about how much better those are, and listening to everyone else, you trade in your old model for a newer one..
Then you find out what a piece of junk it is !
It's 10 times more complicated to use, not really fun anymore..
It isn't quite as good, you worry it is going to break every time you park and bump the side of the parking bay..
Too late now, you traded in your old piece of junk that you loved..
It's just not the same..
It looks prettier I guess..
Perhaps that is a metaphor for relationships. :-)6
My most difficult estimation job ever.
Will I be able to conquer technological immortality before I die ?2
Worked fine in previous PC under Windows 10..
Newer PC, works fine if you unplug it, and plug it back in again, then when you reboot, it forgets its there..
Plug it in via an unpowered USB hub and it installs the driver for the IR receiver, then, when rebooting, no issues !3
Bloody slow Facebook !
If you ever try typing a long message, it slows down to a crawl !
Is that because they are sending your entire message every time you type a character to Facebook/etc. ?
It's like typing something on a 1980's computer.
No wait, its even slower than that !25
I'll just get that pretty video and convert it to a gif before posting it on Facebook..
Mm.. quite large at 40Mb for a gif..
I'll just make it smaller..
FX [ Googles gif compressor websites.. ]
"Sorry, max size 35Mb.."
"Sorry, max size 15Mb.."
Maybe I'll just try uploading it to Facebook as 40Mb and see if it works..6
This bug still drives me potty !
Select text, copy..
Only it doesn't paste the last thing you copied, no it pastes the last thing you copied previous to that !
It's really annoying !
Especially when trying to do remote access to another Windows 10 machine and the bug is there as well, so you can't copy stuff across the connection.
Anyone know how to either stop it, or make it stop happening ?
Sometimes I find if I press and hold the copy key combo for like 10 seconds, it maybe helps, sometimes..
I did wonder, maybe my 3.4Ghz 4 core CPU machine was too slow..
Now its a 3.3Ghz 12 core, it can't be too bloody slow !
Anyhow, I've never come across solutions that worked for me, only a few folk who talk about the bug. (Been around since I think maybe W98..)
> This is an old problem. It has been around
> since pre2004, and microsoft is well aware
> of it.
Every year or so, I ask in various places to see if anyone has a solution that works for me..
So, apologies in advance if you see me posting this in ten years time, again...7
I can't remember if I've asked this question or not here, but how do you cook a frozen / fresh pizza in an electric oven without getting a soggy bottom in the middle area ?
Some pizza's are less of an issue than others, but is there some technique I'm unaware of to help solve it for good ?
Or do I need a specialised electric pizza cooker.. ? (Those are a thing right ?)26
I just noticed, the less time I have to spend on frivolity, the less I voice my complaints about the world..
As such, you are more likely to see useful / helpful comments from me..
It doesn't mean I don't have a ton of things to complain about, just lack the time to do so !1
Yes I really wanted to 'rant'..
Tinder, the app that likes to fuck around and not do anything !
Then, it repeatedly asks if you want to login via Facebook, instead of automatically just doing it.
And asks if it can use your location..
"Do you want notifications about new matches or messages..."
Yes I fucking do you memory lacking application, I click on it every time, but you don't bloody remember do you !
It is like those games that say 'click here to remember password', then ask you for it again a few weeks later..
Wait, are we allowed to swear on here..
Note, for Windows 10 users, only MS Edge can reliably provide the location you set it to, other browsers I find do not..15
Windows 10, aka W7 backup..
Backup PC A..
Backup PC B...
Backup PC C..
Error "0x81000039" with Details: The network path was not found.
I wonder what the answer is..3
CRT monitor = wack fly with newspaper = dead fly.
Modern flimsy big screen monitor = can't wack fly with newspaper or monitor breaks !6
Lets just copy some files from here to there..
On the other hand, lets not..
I'm still getting 'access denied' when I'm trying to copy a W7 OS installation partition file by file across a network.
Why are these things never as simple as in the adverts...4
Put RAM in MB..
Hurray, 16Gb !
Use for several days..
BIOS error, only 8Gb..
FX [ Googles answer . . . ]
Move memory to wrong slots, 16Gb again..
It seems the CPU is not seated correctly from what I've read.
I guess a few days heating up the MB warped just enough so the CPU didn't quite sit correctly.
Solution is a small piece of cardboard in the right place, but I'll leave that for another day, when I want to fill up the memory slots and have the other two working.17
I'll just check my messages in *Insert name of Android message app"..
Have to update to latest version first..
FX [ 10 Minutes later . . . ]
Remind me, why is this faster than SMS...5
FX [ Gets woken at 3am in the morning by PC turning itself on.. ]
This might solve the issue..
After a bit of googling and investigating, I discovered that:
updateorchestrator - Backup Scan
Was ticked to turn on my PC to do its thing..
Following advice here to install PSTools, I was able to untick the turn on bit, I didn't change anything else.
psexec.exe -i -s %windir%\system32\mmc.exe /s taskschd.msc
Will that fix it ?
And what does 'backup scan' do ?
Just been googling and this might also work:
In case anyone is having the same issue..
So, could this be the phantom windows update thing that happens even though I've tried to turn off all windows updates by every other means ?11
You know you shouldn't..
But what's the worst that could happen. :-)
Drive Booster 6.0 update drivers..
Oh look, it found quite a few out of date ones, and didn't break anything !
DriveMaster something, update drivers.
Oh look, one of my HD's disappeared !
Lucky for me it has a rollback function..
Only that didn't work..
Luckily it wasn't the OS drive, so I searched the web and after a long long search, found an old copy of the driver to install, and my HD came back to life.
Then used DriveBooster to update and all was well.
Those other options look tempting, speed things up..
Yes I'm reminded that when I used to fix PC's, a lot of customers would use that kind of thing, and then I'd have to fix the PC afterwards !
But it just takes so long to google all the things you need to do to improve your OS/etc...4