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by Krom
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: How Many Coders Does It Take to Turn On a Lightbulb?

My dad bought a "smart" light control switch that used the cloud so you could use your cell phone or our amazon echos to turn it on or off. It only worked about half the time, congested the wifi, and ate up power because it had to keep its wifi going. Also we needed to borrow someone else's iphone t...
by Krom
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Board update.
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Board update.

Ok, I enabled quick reply on all forums.
by Krom
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Board update.
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Board update.

Quick reply has never been enabled, although it is an option if there is popular demand for it.
by Krom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Board update.
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Board update.

I've been using this theme pretty much since I originally upgraded the board to 3.x, specifically the green 2 variant (available in the board settings in the user control panel). I run at 150% zoom on it and with the somewhat muted text contrast it causes a lot less eye strain. Also it exposes all t...
by Krom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Board update.
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Board update.

Updated the board to the newest version of phpbb, with additional features and security updates. Note, the old DBB default theme is not compatible with the new version so I had to uninstall it. However if someone is interested in cobbling it back together, I can supply a test board to update it to w...
by Krom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Remember...this guy?
Replies: 21
Views: 390

Re: Remember...this guy?

The question we have to ask is: Will taking away all the guns also take away the violence? If you think it will, then maybe you are part of the problem. Any solution that doesn't involve social efforts is doomed to fail. We should be rebuilding our destroyed mental health system, reversing economic ...
by Krom
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Cheeto ★■◆●'s tax "proposal"
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Cheeto ★■◆●'s tax "proposal"

Then you too could own your very own congressperson. :P
by Krom
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Communism’s Bloody Century
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Communism’s Bloody Century

In China the government owns corporations, in America the corporations own the government. Good luck finding any significant difference in outcome between the two, especially as China matures.
by Krom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Russiagate. Where is it now?
Replies: 24
Views: 445

Re: Russiagate. Where is it now?

The Canadian soft wood tariff is a prime example of how our government run by corporations is broken and the republican representatives are a bunch of liars. The American lumber industry is unable or unwilling to match the price of Canadian lumber, so they lobby against the Canadian lumber and the r...
by Krom
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Slight of hand....
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Slight of hand....

:lol:

Not like the republicans need any distraction, rejecting reality and substituting their own seems to be the standard mindset for Trump and his base supporters.
by Krom
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bump Stocks
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Bump Stocks

Yeah, seems like these stocks are only legal on a technicality. What is it: "Breaking the spirit of the law if not the letter."?
by Krom
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: PC build log

Intel chips haven't had any pins in over 10 years now, the pins are in the motherboard socket instead.
by Krom
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: PC build log

I used the excess from the top of the die to coat the matching side of the heat spreader and made it a bit bigger so it would overlap for sure and thin it out. I used a more conventional thermal grease between the heat spreader and the water block, because it is a much larger surface area and becaus...
by Krom
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Any landing you can walk away from...
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Any landing you can walk away from...

When you only have one runway, you don't always get to land into the wind...

Was probably a computer controlled landing, because they came down dead center on the runway and stayed there even through all that twisting and turning.
by Krom
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: PC build log

So, with the rather expensive and exotic cooling solution I have for this PC, I was quite irritated at Intel for their continued neglect of any sort of high quality thermal transfer compound between the CPU and the heat spreader. Finally I grabbed a tool to delid the CPU and applied some Thermal Gri...
by Krom
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How do I run PLTRON32?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: How do I run PLTRON32?

Damn, they used to have an option there, looks like it was removed some time back and won't return because it was too buggy apparently. However it seems you can still override it per application with nvidia inspector, might be worth a try. Though there is no guarantee that is actually what is causin...
by Krom
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How do I run PLTRON32?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: How do I run PLTRON32?

Pretty sure it needs some obscure windows 9x opengl driver. You could try going into your video cards compatibility settings, selecting polytron32 and limiting the number of opengl extensions reported to it. Both amd and nvidia drivers should have an option for that because too many extensions can c...
by Krom
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

The other trick to understanding wireless is to not think about it being wireless, but instead think about it like it is actually a wire, but just ONE wire that everyone in range is connected to. Only one device can talk on the "wire" at a time (including the tower itself) or you get a collision and...
by Krom
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

I see lots of mostly marketing people saying 5G will be so fast it will compete with wired internet, my answer to that is "they said the same thing about LTE" and we know how that turned out.
by Krom
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

Yeah, I saw the whole process when the guy installed the fiber in our place. Running the drop was simple, the shielding is thinner than coax and it slips right in the house and bends fairly easily around corners. But stripping it down took more than a pair of wire cutters, there were a lot of fine l...
by Krom
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Descent controls : mouse vs joystick
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Descent controls : mouse vs joystick

Some of the best players I've ever gone up against were mouse players, although a couple of them could also fly joystick and you basically couldn't tell the difference. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages like Sirius said, the joystick gives you unlimited freedom of movement while t...
by Krom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

Yep, and after Full Duplex, coax will be stuck in the same boat DSL is in; faster speeds may become available, but at a cost of ever decreasing range. At least a couple times a year I see an article on some new DSL tech that claims it can compete with gigabit fiber, but it only takes a moment of dig...
by Krom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

I would say it depends entirely on the cost, if you can get a 3.1 for little or no cost then go for it, but if it requires a $5+/mo rental fee then forget it. Also worth noting that there is one more upgrade in the pipe: DOCSIS 3.1 Full Duplex, but that is probably the end of the line for significan...
by Krom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos

You might also want to try asking in the actual DXX-Rebirth forums what all they use to compile it. Apparently they only support free compilers (which is why visual studio is not targeted).

https://forum.dxx-rebirth.com/
by Krom
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos

BTW does this built-in video capture allows to capture the game window only instead of full-screen? I don't have an AMD card to check, but I'm pretty sure its a full desktop/full screen or nothing kind of deal unfortunately. Nvidia share/shadowplay has the same limitation (the GPU encoder can only ...
by Krom
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos

Grab updated drivers for the Radeon system and they should come with ReLive , which lets the video card capture the output itself (audio is included), the compression should be reasonable so even 50-100 GB of hard drive space should be enough to last for a couple solid days of recording (and a 1 TB ...
by Krom
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Want to create automatic converter from demo files to videos

Seems to me it would be easier to automate the process of demo playback using a more basic scripting tool like autohotkey to fire off keystrokes and just use nvidia or amd's built in video capture to record a whole stream of demos overnight. Then just carve up the resulting file into the individual ...
by Krom
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

The solution is to go to the hardware store and buy a roll of metal window screening (very important it be metal and not plastic or fiberglass) and wrap the supplied comcast modem in a couple loose layers of it. The wifi range of the supplied modem will be inches at best and it can be safely stuffed...
by Krom
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: those lazy, ungrateful Puerto Ricans
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: those lazy, ungrateful Puerto Ricans

I knew even the deafening roar of consecutive hurricanes and earthquakes couldn't drown out Trumps bullshit for more than a few weeks.
by Krom
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

Everything should reconnect more or less as soon as the modem finishes syncing up itself, because none of the IP addresses should have changed in that interval. Even if the whole neighborhood goes down (and it probably does), the DHCP leases are usually for like 24 hours so everyone would get the sa...
by Krom
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

Wow, that is expensive for a pittance of bandwidth... Or maybe I'm just spoiled by $70/1G FTTH. :mrgreen: You say you can reach the netgear home page of the modem, so is the cable modem actually acting as a router which is then connected to another wifi router, or is it acting like a cable modem (ak...
by Krom
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dropped connection requires reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Dropped connection requires reboot

That, or just opening up network connections (Run: ncpa.cpl) and "repair" or disable/enable the offending connection.

Though it really should just come back without needing to cycle anything, is the LAN actually going down with it?
by Krom
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I'm easily entertained...
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: I'm easily entertained...

Considering a suppressor has no moving parts, that seems pretty unlikely. Note also that most video games have a suppressor reduce the damage/velocity/accuracy of the weapon it is attached to when in real life opposite is true. Suppressed shots are faster and more accurate, which also makes them do ...
by Krom
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time

Thanks TC :) NiMH is, to my knowledge, newer than NiCd... not as high-performance as Lithium-ion I presume but I don't tend to see those sold in AA format. Only catch is I've been using them pretty heavily for wireless controllers, which I don't always use consistently, and I'm not sure they hold t...
by Krom
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time

NiMH batteries and high amps should never mix, it is where the NiMH chemistry is weakest. They have high capacity, but also have a high internal resistance so they aren't suitable for high load applications. If you need high amps/high load, then lead acid, most NiCD and some LiPoly batteries are des...
by Krom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.
Replies: 87
Views: 2500

Re: The stupid that just makes you stop in your tracks.

A taser would probably be more effective and memorable, if not quite as long lasting.
by Krom
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time

It is important to know the chemistry of your batteries. Small charge and discharge cycles are better because what actually accelerates the degradation of lithium ion batteries the most is heat. Combine the extra heating from a deep cycle with the chemical instability at lower voltages and they wear...
by Krom
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time

It is a lithium ion battery, they don't get the "memory" effect that was a problem for nickel-cadmium batteries. Lithium ion batteries can be safely charged back to 100% at any point in the discharge without significantly impacting its lifespan. They do degrade over time, but there is absolutely not...
by Krom
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 278
Views: 7864

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

More like with the nazi's and antifa being drowned out by hurricane coverage he reverted to his usual fascist propaganda against Islam.