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SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




axolotl farmer posted:

That trick only worked on C64 and Apple II discs. PC discs used both sides by default.

Not quite; I have an ancient PC with a single-head 5.25" floppy drive (the first PC my dad ever brought home, in fact). But it's true that single-heads were becoming rare at about the same time that home PCs started becoming widely available.

(Fun fact: I can't use that old PC to read the hundreds of 5.25" floppies I have in my closet - because I no longer have a keyboard that works with it! "NO KEYBOARD DETECTED - PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE" )

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SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




CrunchyTaco posted:

Haha how precious that question was. Look at Dick Trauma's avatar and then picture that being a real possibility every time you bought a soda.

I'm not sure I want to know why you were opening soda cans with your dick.

Those drat pulltabs were the reason I got into the habit of drinking through my teeth - I know it's terrible for them, and I spend extra time on dental hygiene for it, but I can't get past the anxiety of something solid being in my drink that's going to get into my mouth and throat.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Pham Nuwen posted:

Here, have a lovely picture!



Is there a decent place to upload video clips beside Youtube? My Youtube account is tied to my main gmail account so

What a beautiful machine!

Try inviting yourself to Gmail and creating a second, anonymous Gmail account; that'll let you open a second YouTube account. (I don't think this has changed with the new Gmail look; I did it successfully as recently as late 2011.)

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




I'm pretty sure the last two lines (the link and "full size guitar controller...") are supposed to be outside the [/quote].

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Taeke posted:

Why would you limit yourself to something lacking portability when you don't need to?

I think the counterpoint is "Why would you pay more for less computer just because it's portable?".

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.





I'm not sure this will be very good at softening your laundry. What thread do you think you're in, anyway?

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Croccers posted:

That Mx Cherry button (I think, I forget what colour my mate actually has) mechanical keyboards are annoying as hell. "Let's replicate the sound of typing on an old-fashioned typewriter "
Typewriters are cool, keyboards being as loud as one because mechanical keyboards are not.

It's not a real keyboard unless the Enter key is attached to a carriage-return bell.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




LethalGeek posted:

Murder African children what now? The gently caress these people talking about?

Without meaning to derail too much, Bill and Melinda Gates are heavily involved in malaria and AIDS research in Africa. These folks tend to believe either that the malaria vaccine will secretly be poison, or that the increased focus on using protection during sex is their way of trying to kill off African blacks by lowering the birth rate.

Basically, crazy people being crazy people.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Zereth posted:

Well, if it's got the extra-long spindles to drive both tapes, it couldn't just tilt in and get them through both. I'm not sure why it didn't just slide straight out then, but hey.

Ease of use. The front panel is angled away from the user, so loading cassettes into the deck would have been more difficult if the deck hadn't swiveled out.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Oh hey, did the thread get moved into AI again?

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Arrath posted:

You can see one going around a gear above the upside down U pipe. They're chains you pull on to run the gear either way, probably closing a valve or damper or some such.

I think they mean this guy, not the chains:

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Lowen SoDium posted:

CLI will always have a place for Enterprise.

Nonsense, Enterprise runs on LCARS.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Vanagoon posted:

People still want to run as root and do ignorant poo poo like turn UAC completely off.

UAC is a good thing, people. Being able to run as a regular user and elevate in windows is progress.

It's not perfect, not by any means, but it's certainly better than the old system where any malicious software that made it's way onto your computer could be like "gently caress your entire filesystem"

I just wish I could figure out how to get my computer to actually whitelist certain applications. Yes, I want this application to be able to make changes. I have always wanted it to be able to make changes. I will always want it to be able to make changes. I wrote the application, I know what it does.

"Allow this application to make changes to your computer?"

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Flipperwaldt posted:

Swear to god, if this is simply because your program writes to protected folders for no good reason (like temp files or settings to the folder it's in under program files), I'll slap you.

No, I'm keeping settings in AppData where they belong, and I'm only reading from and writing to a folder in my account's user directory. (It's just a dumb little program that HTMLizes text files.)

RabbitWizard's suggestion looks useful, I might try that.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Collateral Damage posted:

I saw an ad for "organic table salt".

"Never treated with pesticides!"

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Tubesock Holocaust was probably reading the Schadenfreude thread, where a story showed up about a guy freaking out and pulling a gun on a restaurant manager because the credit-card reader was down and the manager wouldn't let him leave. People in the thread started asking why the restaurant didn't have an imprinter.

e: whoops, Schadenfreude, not STDH. Here's the post:

Merijn posted:

r/legaladvice is a constant source of schadenfreude.



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SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Kelp Me! posted:

Cities: Skylines is relaxing as hell, I'm a huge fan of it, and I'm in the camp that says SC2K was the last good one. It feels very natural, I love the road-drawing possibilities, and it really plays the most like SC2K updated for today.

Traffic is really the endgame in it though, and it's something I'm still struggling with. I mean look at some of the poo poo people do:






A week late, but folks interested in this stuff might enjoy Cichlidae's thread Ask me about being a Traffic Engineer!.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




I stopped by Walmart the other day and wandered through the electronics section, and was shocked to discover that they still carry blank audio cassettes. I was almost tempted to buy a pack ($3.99 for three 90-minute tapes), but then I remembered that although I have a cassette player in my car, I have nothing that can record to them anymore. Oh well.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Johnny Aztec posted:

I just need to hurry and sell this to a collector so THEY can get into this drat hard drive and solve this poo poo, because it is seriously bugging the hell out of me.

Out of curiosity, what would you ask for it?

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




bring back old gbs posted:

I demand to know the contents of
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

You know, the consensus is porn, but I'm gonna take the long shot and say it's actually capital Os and it's full of either ghosts or blue jays and raccoons.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Krispy Wafer posted:

My favorite Chrome head shake was that it installed a new instance every time it updated on my Mac. I was trying to spring clean my hard drive and I had 11gb in Chrome folder. I found so many versions of Chrome in there. "Oh, new version, let's just install that in it's own folder and migrate all the browsing data!" Now do that about 2 dozen times.

PYF Weird Browser Behavior

I still would love to know why Firefox, on Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome, pegs all my cores and eats all available RAM when I install a font.

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

I know everything is cyclical and I should just be patient but goddamn I want buttons so bad. I'm sick of tapping and stroking glass surfaces I want some drat knobs and buttons and toggles and such. I hope they come back in the 2020's.

barbecue at the folks posted:

I think this is behind much of the analog synth revival of the last years. People are just bored of clicking and tapping digital interfaces, fiddling with knobs and buttons is just so much more satisfying and fun.

fake edit: fiddling with our knobs is all that synth fans seem to know how to do dohohohoho

If you don't already know about it, I have a feeling you two might enjoy this youtube channel. (Sadly, it looks like it hasn't updated in a while.)

SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Horace posted:

I found these in an old magazine. These things were everywhere (until downloadable ringtones arrived), advertised on TV even. You had to sign up to an expensive subscription service and then get one per week or whatever.



I spoilered them for mild NSFW, since apparently Snoopy rape was one of the hottest trends of the time.

The best part is how they're mixed in with utterly ordinary stuff. Jamiroquai, Manchester United, Snookakke. Like you do.

e:
https://twitter.com/even_kei/status/1263474205502423043

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SneezeOfTheDecade
Feb 6, 2011

2:35 PM, 5 April 2017. 153 decibels. Caused the cat actual harm.




Last Chance posted:

Didn’t Sony do the analog stick and rumble features well before Nintendo attempted them with the N64? Those features were a pretty big deal.

“Bolting on analog sticks” seems obvious now, but at the time it was pretty unique/

Nope. The first PlayStation controllers didn't have analog sticks, and the Dual Analog and DualShock PS controllers came out more than a year after the N64 and about 6 months after the Rumble Pak. Nintendo's the company that did all the innovating.

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