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#4176 2021-11-07 13:37:15

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twoion wrote:
twoion wrote:

Yesterday I emptied a bucketcup of clear water all over my Cherry MX Board 1.0 mechanical keyboard. Nuff said, I immediately unplugged it, removed all keys, dried it using a hair dryer and just sun. Unfortunately, the keyboard does not work anymore so I guess it's garbage now (USB device not recognized by any OS). I'll give it a week of additional drying and if it doesn't work then it will get recycled.

BUT OF COURSE THAT GIVES ME THE EXCUSE TO ORDER A DUCKY ONE 2 for an obscene price. And so I did order a Ducky One 2 full-sized white backlit keyboard with cherry mx browns smile https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/in … ail&p=3731 Stay tuned for pics.

RIP

https://0x0.2ion.de/8jx4uycp/141cwg.thumb.jpg

Ergonomics restored!

https://0x0.2ion.de/5l6ef99c0/4u6hrt.thumb.jpg

Happy to report that after letting the board dry out for 1 month and plugging it in, the old keyboard turns out to continue to work just fine smile Immediately put into service at my second desk....

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#4177 2021-11-07 22:43:01

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Nice. Which FiiO product is that, one of their DACs?


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#4178 2021-11-08 01:58:23

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Revived In Place

Nice, good news always welcome.


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#4179 2021-11-08 09:22:51

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hhh wrote:

Nice. Which FiiO product is that, one of their DACs?

It's a FiiO E10K Olympus 2 DAC + headphone amp. First venture into that field, I got it cheaply. Needed because the line outs on my laptops can't drive my 80 Ohm Beyerdynamic Custom Studios well. The only laptop that can do it without amp so far is the MacBook, but that one is from work and not owned by me.

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#4180 2021-11-09 07:54:18

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^
https://www.fiio.com/e10k

https://www.fiio.com/newsinfo/67413.htm … Id=1133604

76USD delivered (Cheap! A great price, that's a lot of tech for under a hundred.)...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ … bIEALw_wcB

And as long as I'm posting links, those sweet cans with the questionable graphics...

https://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/ … tudio.html

Seriously, they would look so much classier without that sound-wave thing.


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#4181 2021-11-20 00:04:16

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hhh wrote:

^
https://www.fiio.com/e10k

https://www.fiio.com/newsinfo/67413.htm … Id=1133604

76USD delivered (Cheap! A great price, that's a lot of tech for under a hundred.)...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ … bIEALw_wcB

And as long as I'm posting links, those sweet cans with the questionable graphics...

https://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/ … tudio.html

Seriously, they would look so much classier without that sound-wave thing.

It's tingling in my fingertips, I'm strongly considering to uplevel from FiiO, this just out with excellent marks https://www.audiosciencereview.com/foru … amp.27148/

Also https://www.audiosciencereview.com/foru … ost-933256

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#4182 2021-11-21 15:23:24

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GNOME: let's introduce client side decorations wider than your thumb.

Microsoft: hold my beer.

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#4183 2021-11-21 17:10:27

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twoion wrote:

GNOME: let's introduce client side decorations wider than your thumb.

Microsoft: hold my beer.

https://0x0.2ion.de/odefth0g/3ve7s.thumb.png


That is an excessive amount of padding.  Maybe Microsoft are competing for the  "Most Excessive Use of Padding in the Titlebar to Make it Look More Useful than it Actually is" award?


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#4184 2021-11-21 21:01:50

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It's called:

"Hey, they make 52" monitors now, lets fill-em up!"

OR maybe as Dobbie03 said, going for the award!


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#4185 2021-11-21 21:04:54

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I use a 42" monitor.  I don't need that much info in a title bar or that much padding big_smile .... If I used titlebars that is.


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#4186 2021-11-21 22:45:15

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twoion wrote:

GNOME: let's introduce client side decorations wider than your thumb.

Microsoft: hold my beer.

https://0x0.2ion.de/odefth0g/3ve7s.thumb.png

Definitely has an Adwaita look to it.


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#4187 2021-11-23 03:45:21

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twoion wrote:

GNOME: let's introduce client side decorations wider than your thumb.

Microsoft: hold my beer.

https://0x0.2ion.de/odefth0g/3ve7s.thumb.png

I am starting to agree with the people saying the GNOME team is setting out to be the textbook example of what not to do when designing a DE.

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#4188 2021-11-23 10:44:43

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jeffreyC wrote:
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Japanese are very well trained, there would be a revolution here if such measures were in place..

The Japanese were selectively bred for compliance.
For about 400 years the samurai had the authority to kill any lower rank for a large number of offenses including 'failure to behave as expected'.
Eventually the rebellious ones were eliminated from the gene pool.

Body is an empty vessel, eugenics can't change that.
Behavior depends how people are raised, when people live in a culture of compliance most become compliant.
The samurai were replaced by the police and courts, only the death penalty is not so often today.
'failure to behave as expected' carries the financial and the isolation (jail) penalties.
There are still people who pay the fines and the people in jails despite the 400 years of brutal samurais.
There are genetic mutations, however you are not going to find a rebellious gene if you look in there.

But if you look in https://github.com/trizen/pipe-viewer you'll find an excelent little youtube viewer app. big_smile
P.S. edit:  Does not depend on youtube-dl and much faster starting video play.
Install fonts-symbola if you have issues with displaying font symbols in the app.

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#4189 2021-11-27 00:16:31

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I bought an SD card on eBay, same price as on NewEgg. But... GParted would complain the backup GPT table would be corrupt no matter what I tried. Turns out it was counterfeit!

I want to highly recommend the 'F3 - Fight Flash Fraud' tool to check your flash cards when you first get them: `apt-get install f3` or https://github.com/AltraMayor/f3

I took a photo of F3 saying the SD card is counterfeit in the dispute. Now the seller will have to pay for return shipping because I invoked the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

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#4190 2021-11-27 11:04:40

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AndrewSmart wrote:

I bought an SD card on eBay, same price as on NewEgg. But... GParted would complain the backup GPT table would be corrupt no matter what I tried. Turns out it was counterfeit!

I want to highly recommend the 'F3 - Fight Flash Fraud' tool to check your flash cards when you first get them: `apt-get install f3` or https://github.com/AltraMayor/f3

I took a photo of F3 saying the SD card is counterfeit in the dispute. Now the seller will have to pay for return shipping because I invoked the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

Everything I put data on I don't like to buy from shady sources (which IMO ebay is). There are only very few manufacturers who make good chipped and spinning storage, I'd stick to them. I'd rather buy a cheap CPU than skimp on the persistence layer.

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#4191 2021-11-28 05:39:39

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twoion wrote:

There are only very few manufacturers who make good chipped and spinning storage, I'd stick to them.

I need to buy a ~4TB hard disk for backup soon. Can you mention some of those reliable HDD manufacturers?


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#4192 2021-11-28 09:34:17

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My own strategy is to cycle through three HDDs for backup. Three different makes bought years apart to spread the risk. None has failed me so far: Seagate, WD and Samsung.

I also have a *very* old iOmega that is too small for backup these days. It still soldiers on though.

When I bought and built my current 'ride' some ten years ago I was advised to use Samsung HDDs on the grounds of them being reliable. So far so good.

None of this says anything about the reliability of models on the market today tough. I know from my own experience that things can go down-hill pretty fast when there is an unfortunate change of guards in management.

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#4193 2021-12-09 15:40:05

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Was helping an acquaintance in the UK with some references for a residency, and stumbled across this article;
https://www.turing.ac.uk/news/differenc … pan-and-uk
It's interesting how regular folk (by 'regular' I basically mean people who don't know what r/privacy or news.ycombinator are) view the whole AI thing.


A few key differences in perspectives, however, did surface. For example, Japanese respondents were overall more optimistic and seemed more comfortable with the idea of, for example, interacting with robots – with 90% of respondents answering that care robots were a good idea. In contrast, UK respondents were less sure about what the role of robots should be and were in complete agreement that care robots should only ever be used as a supplement rather than a substitute for human care.

Not surprising. Most Japanese people only have experience interacting with those cute and polite service industry robo-waiters/housekeepers. Brits are apprehensive because the only robots they know are rude Dyson vacuum cleaners and that bellend called Michael Gove.

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#4194 2021-12-09 21:33:07

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#4195 2021-12-20 00:40:16

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Had an offer for my old CRT tv for 1.7€ at the store that buys them off.
It isn't worth the trip to the place.
Fuel would cost more than that.  big_smile
It reached the point when I have to pay to get rid of it.

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#4196 2021-12-20 04:36:20

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^That would be the case here in Japan for sure. Anything as heavy and bulky as an old CRT TV will cost money to dispose of.

I would recommend comparing (Fuelcost - €1.7) with the cost of disposal by other means.

I think it's quite reasonable that people have to take responsibility for their Objects, right to the end, rather than just dump them in the forest.


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#4197 2021-12-20 05:43:19

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^ It's bullshit. I mean, I ride a bicycle, don't own a car, and compost and recycle everything, but it's bullshit. Throw that CRT in the dumpster, it all goes to landfill anyways, unless it's sitting on a barge off the coast of Long Beach.

Corporations are the polluters. This media advertising crap designed to blame the consumer is just that, crap. Nestle, Dow, Dupont? Those internationals are just the headwaters. It's the oil companies. Chevron, Exxon, BP, that's the deep water...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment … -emissions

Michael Mann wrote:

The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Mann

I'll say it till I'm blue in the face, we live in an international corporate oligarchy. And what's really funny is that a few intellectual juveniles from Oxford figured out the solution in the early seventies. Bi-weekly meetings FTW..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNOioHk7zWs


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#4198 2021-12-20 06:08:07

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A lot of things now (eg computors) you have to pay for the recycling when you buy them. The US has a bit more space to throw things I guess.

But of course you're right about the big companies. They're getting a free ride, creating problems the rest of us have to pay to deal with.


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#4199 2021-12-20 07:05:22

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johnraff wrote:

The US has a bit more space to throw things I guess.

We only use a little of it. We ship most of our trash and recycling to China (where they put it into landfills). The reason it's on barges off of Long Beach is because China has refused to process it since Trump made his tariff tantrum, so the barges have come back fully loaded. And distribution is already all bogged down, yadda yadda, trash barges lining up off the coast of California and New York.


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#4200 2021-12-21 14:00:46

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^I don't have time to check for the US but I think your information is out of date. China banned the import of many types of plastic waste in 2017, regardless of where it was coming from.

Plastic "for recycling" is now sent to all sorts of countries (Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, ...) with plenty of evidence that in most cases it is dumped or burned. If you believe Greenpeace then Turkey is becoming the "new China" in the global waste trade.

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