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Old 13th February 2021, 20:04     #42361
MadMax
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Yeah visited me grandparents and they had some baking didn''t they. Ah well

Have to try another time. Would certainly save on the grocery bill
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Old 14th February 2021, 11:45     #42362
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Bluewink

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha
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Old 14th February 2021, 12:04     #42363
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I revived an old Mac Mini 2,1 that was stuck with shitty OS X 10.4.x and a spinning disk. SSL was broken, no update server, and the limit for that model is 10.7.x which is an impediment anyway.

Got the latest Debian testing ISO (with UEFI + legacy boot), maxed out the RAM (3GB) and put in an SSD. Had to go and buy CD-Rs (no USB boot on that model), but after installing grub-efi it even boots up fine without having to drop to grub command line from a boot CD.

Runs Renoise and Visual Studio Code fine, plays 1080p movies and saved it from being sent to landfill. Anything with Gigabit Ethernet is good enough for me! $30 well spent.
that's really neat, 1080p streaming is usually the only requirement on my end. i've repurposed a bunch of old tech for acquaintances by slamming a SSD onto the SATA interface and using open source for the OS.

alternatively, use code "BFTYC" for 30% off on a Global Windows 10 Pro license from https://www.vip-scdkey.com/software/...m_1227-20.html

^^^ i've done this a dozen times in the last 2 years with no issues(activation or future updates). for about a decade(*1.5) the various acquaintances scoffed at the several hundred dollar price tag to run MS legit. i never enjoyed using a KMS hack and i have no idea how these legit keys are generated but they do work. a lot of tech youtube channels promote this site(and also urcdkeys.com) so figured i'd drop some knowledge. sharing=caring
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Old 14th February 2021, 13:22     #42364
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Quote:
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that's really neat, 1080p streaming is usually the only requirement on my end. i've repurposed a bunch of old tech for acquaintances by slamming a SSD onto the SATA interface and using open source for the OS.

alternatively, use code "BFTYC" for 30% off on a Global Windows 10 Pro license from https://www.vip-scdkey.com/software/...m_1227-20.html
Ripped off bro, I get my licences from eBay for around $3 :P
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Old 14th February 2021, 14:52     #42365
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UFC 258

http://yrsprts.stream/live?v=ufc

click the "switch source" button at the top left after pressing the play button if you don't get the stream

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Old 14th February 2021, 15:23     #42366
wazza
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Quote:
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UFC 258

http://yrsprts.stream/live?v=ufc

click the "switch source" button at the top left after pressing the play button if you don't get the stream

yw
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Old 14th February 2021, 22:42     #42367
wazza
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Cunning linguist

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Ripped off bro, I get my licences from eBay for around $3 :P
fuARKKKK you're a cheeky one, eh! :P
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Old 16th February 2021, 18:44     #42368
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Fukushima getting it tough yet again, not AS bad fortunately.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o51cN-oxm0o
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Old 17th February 2021, 10:13     #42369
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Holy crap

Pigs Can Game, Scientists Discover

Scientists have confirmed that pigs can game. Four pigs showed a remarkable ability to play a joystick-operated video game originally developed by NASA to test monkeys. The pigs were trained on how to use a joystick and then they gamed once a day for 12 weeks. They had to stop the study as some of the pigs had grown too large to stand long enough to complete the sessions. Each pig had its own individual aptitude for the tasks. Positive encouragement from their caretakers resulted in better outcomes in the game. A picture of a pig on one of the gaming consoles is available in the article.
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Old 17th February 2021, 17:02     #42370
Nich
 
if you own any iShares SLV (paper Silver), you may want to review their updated prospectus.

TLDR: they can no longer source enough physical silver to back their ETF... aka decoupling.
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Old 18th February 2021, 11:57     #42371
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Slow news day, Australia?
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Old 18th February 2021, 13:40     #42372
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Quote:
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Slow news day, Australia?
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Old 18th February 2021, 15:23     #42373
Lightspeed
 
Question

What are yous fullas talking about?
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Old 18th February 2021, 15:26     #42374
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Facebook blocks Australian users from viewing or sharing news

Quote:
Australians woke up on Thursday to find the Facebook pages of all local and global news sites were unavailable.

Several government health, emergency and other pages were also blocked on Thursday - something the tech giant later asserted was a mistake.

Australia's government said the ban threatened Facebook's "credibility".

Those outside of Australia are also unable to read or access any Australian news publications on the platform.

Facebook's move is in response to a proposed law in Australia which would make tech giants pay for news content.
Companies like Google and Facebook have argued the law doesn't reflect how the internet works, and unfairly "penalises" their platforms.

The Australian government has said it is proceeding with the law, which passed parliament's lower house on Wednesday.

"Facebook needs to think very carefully about what this means for its reputation and standing," Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told the ABC.
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Old 18th February 2021, 15:29     #42375
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Not just news - looks like every govt page and account too. Yes kids, as Australia gets ready to roll out the most important public health initiative in living memory - COVID vaccination - Facebook just banned every state health agency.

Also: all fire and emergency services (during Australian summer)

Also: the bureau of meteorology

Also: the domestic violence hotline, aboriginal legal services

Boy, when zuck has a tantrum he really has a tantrum.
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Old 18th February 2021, 15:59     #42376
crocos
 
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher needs to think about if Facebook gives a shit.

Because Honey Badg^H^H^H^H^H^ Facebook don't give a shit.
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Old 18th February 2021, 19:59     #42377
wazza
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the date of the 2,000,000th post has piqued my interest.

5 years from now? 10 years from now?
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Old 18th February 2021, 20:55     #42378
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Quote:
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Not just news - looks like every govt page and account too. Yes kids, as Australia gets ready to roll out the most important public health initiative in living memory - COVID vaccination - Facebook just banned every state health agency.

Also: all fire and emergency services (during Australian summer)

Also: the bureau of meteorology

Also: the domestic violence hotline, aboriginal legal services

Boy, when zuck has a tantrum he really has a tantrum.
Holy shit haha - who'd have thunk this would have consequences the Canberra Clown Co had never considered!?
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Old 19th February 2021, 08:54     #42379
Cyberbob
 
I have none of the background information, but I think it went something like this:

AU broadcasters: Hey, we pay good money to broadcast content and news to an Australian audience, why should we pay when intenational tech giants don't have to pay?

AU govt: Good idea! We'll make them pay!

Facebook & Google: That's not how any of this works.

AU govt: It does now!

Google: Fine, well play nice, it's nothing for us.

Facebook: Lol, you need us more than we need you *unplug*
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Old 19th February 2021, 09:23     #42380
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Rage 2 is free via Epic Games store

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Old 19th February 2021, 09:28     #42381
wazza
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Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberbob
Slow news day, Australia?
i know i'm late, but that just got a lol out of me. nice~
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Old 19th February 2021, 10:59     #42382
blynk
 
Lol. I missed that first time around too.

Perfection.
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Old 19th February 2021, 11:01     #42383
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the date of the 2,000,000th post has piqued my interest.

5 years from now? 10 years from now?
It did mine as well. But I didn't think it would be that long away.

30 posts a day would be 1 year. I think that is doable.

Although I have no idea how many posts on average there are a day.
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Old 19th February 2021, 11:22     #42384
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Boy it would be hilarious if I were on a short-term contract advising a big govt dept on digital communications strategy right now, surrounded by people losing their minds while I laugh.
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Old 19th February 2021, 13:28     #42385
Lightspeed
 
Laugh

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Old 19th February 2021, 13:35     #42386
Cyberbob
 
I see a vocal narrative from Aussies on Twitter about how Facebook is being awful.
I thought more people would be upset about the govt trying to be so imposing without thinking through the unintended consequences.

I see it as more of an "everyone sucks here" scenario.
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Old 19th February 2021, 14:15     #42387
Nich
 
When the whole "fight" started I thought it was an attempt to make everyone look good:
- Scott Morrison stands up to big tech for the little Aussie content creators
- Facebook plays bad cop for a bit, then backs down with an announcement of how they will work to promote content creators

A little play fighting and flexing, then everyone wins.

Turns out the fight was real and yes, now everyone looks bad.
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Old 19th February 2021, 14:47     #42388
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Boy it would be hilarious if I were on a short-term contract advising a big govt dept on digital communications strategy right now, surrounded by people losing their minds while I laugh.

Probably a good opportunity for someone else to fill the gap. We escaped the Xtra portal in 96
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Old 19th February 2021, 16:02     #42389
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I see it as more of an "everyone on Facebook sucks" scenario.
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Old 19th February 2021, 16:47     #42390
xor
 
Yep, agreed. Just finished reading Bruce Schnier's book, Data and Goliath which is also a real good read: https://www.schneier.com/books/data-and-goliath/

It's a toxic place and a horrible medium to stay in contact with people imo.
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Old 19th February 2021, 19:32     #42391
wazza
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It's a toxic place and a horrible medium to stay in contact with people imo.
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Old 21st February 2021, 11:03     #42392
wazza
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UFC Fight Night - Blaydes vs Lewis: Early Prelims Stream

https://www.viprow.me/ufc-fight-nigh...nline-stream-1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_Fi...ydes_vs._Lewis


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Old 21st February 2021, 13:57     #42393
wazza
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Exclamation

UFC Fight Night - Blaydes vs Lewis: MAIN CARD stream

https://www.viprow.me/ufc-fight-nigh...nline-stream-1



The prelims were extremely satisfying. Casey O'Neill might be the most beautiful female in the UFC, great debut, still undefeated.


Wiki Link -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_Fi...ydes_vs._Lewis
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Old 21st February 2021, 14:36     #42394
MadMax
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Today's shower thoughts

What if the fabric of time is so self-protecting that time itself won't allow for time travel at all or for at least any time travel that would be destructive in any way.

Meaning, everything in the past will lead to a path where time travel is impossible. Any candidate for its development would immediately hit a brick wall.

Or put another way lets say Joe creates a time machine, it may be inevitable that he changes something in the past which results in him not creating it in the first place.

That would leave the question; how close to its development could we get?
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Old 21st February 2021, 15:17     #42395
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Maybe that’s our great filter. Every civilisation that develops time travel immediately destroys itself.
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Old 21st February 2021, 15:58     #42396
Lightspeed
 
The filter would be at the level of the universe's creation. Universes that self-contradict are excluded from existing. If you find yourself in a universe, it's one that's survived the existing/not-existing filter.

Time travel in our kind of universe would contradict the existence of this universe. If we're here, it's because there's no time travel. We're as close to achieving it as we'll ever be.
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Old 24th February 2021, 10:04     #42397
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Hmmm - with Phil the Greek being a bit crook with an infection, and then playing it down, makes you wonder if Chuck visiting him and returning teary eyed was more about Phil clearing the air about historic stuff rather than a goodbye.

Or cars just crash in tunnels when the driver is drunk.

Where's my hat? Bah - *goes to kitchen to make a new one*
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Old Yesterday, 11:18     #42398
Nich
 
Entire Federal Reserve payment system CRASHES due to 'operational error' freezing $3trillion in daily transactions including paychecks, tax refunds and bill payments
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-CRASHES.html

Some might call the system "extremely inefficient"
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Old Yesterday, 12:26     #42399
Nich
 
psst, check out commodities HTF. Take your pick:

Coffee
Soy
Wheat
Oil
Uranium
Copper
Silver

It's not that commodities are suddenly getting better, it's that fiat currency is suddenly getting shit (i.e hyperinflation).
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Old Yesterday, 17:10     #42400
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Browser Extension to block big tech

I had considered doing a similar experiment, to see what this "new and improved" Internet of Big Tech is like without the spying. Of course, I never did, because it's easier to wonder than actually build something.
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