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Off Topic / Wip it Out!: Storage Flexing
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:05:55 AM »
What's the largest continuous block of digital storage you own/have owned. Rented/cloud storage doesn't count.

This is the the most I've got:

I use it as general purpose mass storage for all the systems on my network, including my workstation.

Off Topic / New network cables!
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:06:14 PM »
Why is this interesting?
These ain't  no little bitch ethernet cables!

Valueless forum credit to whoever can say what these are first!
Also I've switched entirely to Linux.

Off Topic / Implications of The New Steam Play (Linux Gaming)
« on: August 22, 2018, 08:34:58 PM »
Valve just released the beta of their new Steam Play with Proton for Linux, an API based on WINE designed to make your Windows games playable on Linux without the need for multiple Steam installations or convoluted hacks with WINE.

This could mark the beginning of a new age of Linux, (Or at least Linux gaming.) as it aims to make usability of the platform far better than what we've been seeing.

Valve seems to have finally acknowledged the catch 22 of making Linux gaming mainstream. Developers don't want to bother with games for a platform where there is no played base, and usere's don't want to move to a platform where their games won't run!

Proton is aiming to fix this by bringing most or all of Windows games to Linux without any extra work by the user. While getting Steam to update was a chore, getting Steam Play working was one option in the Settings menu. After that, it was just like installing any other game. (With an extra box to click for non-officially supported games.)

While it's a beta, and only a tiny handful of games are supported at the moment, this is a big deal, and not just for games.

Proton is based on WINE and, like WINE, is open source! This means that, on top of having actual paid devs working on it (as opposed to WINE's volunteer developers, many of whom likely work on the project in their spare time), the Steam hacker and developer community can pitch in to make the system more usable. On top of that, many of the improvements made to Proton wile likely be able to feed back into WINE, and vice-versa, making usability of Windows applications, and thereby ease of transition to Linux, better than ever!

This could very will be the thing that make Linux, as a whole, more usable and mainstream for the average user. Especially with Microsoft's increasingly questionable practices.

(Sorry about the news article. If you couldn't tell, this is exciting to me.)

Off Topic / Yet Another Stream (Ended)
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:11:21 AM »
I'm streaming again.

I haven't decided what to play yet. Working on my laptop. Then going to play soPhysician Prescribed Desoxyning.

Possibly some older games.

Off Topic / P vs NP: BLF Edition
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:59:55 AM »
Let the scientists debate. We shall decide for ourselves!

Are polynomial and nondeterministic polynomial time equal? Will we ever know? Will all of our lives be inevitably cut short by some natural or man-made disaster?!

Vote now!

Off Topic / Epic Day-Drinking
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:04:18 PM »
Today I had at least 7-8 drinks, was wasted, sat around for an hour or so, became less drunk, eventually became hungover, threw up, then went back to being sober, all over around 5-6 hours.

God, I love my metabolism.

How was everyone else's day?

Off Topic / A (Probably) Less Crappy Stream (Ended)
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:00:53 PM »
Going live again.

Should go better this time.

Feel free to stop by.

(May return later today.)

Off Topic / Someone Was Trying to Break Into My Network (Again)
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:34:53 PM »
I'm just watching my ssh server spout out "illegal user" errors.

This is kind of sad. At the speed it's going, it's like some's manually typing them in, one at a time.

They're just generic usernames too, so there's basically no chance that it will work.

It's kind of entertaining actually, just to see what comes up.

Off Topic / The stuffpost of Livestreams (Ended)
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:31:26 AM »
I'm board out of my mind and haven't slept. WTFN

Figured I let everyone know.

Off Topic / God Damn Ants!
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:19:24 AM »
Every year we're pestered by swarms of migrating ants.

I loving HATE THEM!!!

Well guess what! This year, I have spray adhesive!

Off Topic / Someone in China Attacked My Network
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:47:37 PM »
I was working on my firewall and I saw a state show up indicating in IP from somewhere in China trying to log into my network over SSH.

Bring on the conspiracies.

Off Topic / Times You Spent Hours Fixing a Simple Problem
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:53:26 AM »
I just spent hours diagnosing an issue that was caused by me stupidly mistyping a single digit of an IP in a firewall NAT rule.

Could have been solved in two seconds if I had just noticed it sooner.

Instead I rebooted servers, double checked configurations, ran port diagnostics, and even even check to make sure SELinux wasn't blocking me

That was hours wasted on soPhysician Prescribed Desoxyning incredibly simple.

When was a time you did dumb stuff like this.

Help / Default Add-Ons List
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »
Does anyone happen to have a list of all the add-ons that come default with the game?

There's nothing wrong with my game, I've just added so much stuff that I can't remember now, and I'd prefer not to have to reinstall the game to figure this out.

Off Topic / One of My Least Favorite Holidays
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:30:15 AM »
Everyone else have fun. Let me know what happens, and I'll read it after the day is over.

As an aside, one of my feet forgot how to walk just long enough for me to bash my toe across concrete. Love it when that happens`.

Off Topic / AMA For an Obscure User
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:51:12 AM »
Seen a few AMA's going around and figured I do one for reasons.

Specifically because, while I've been around for forever, I was gone for a long time, and even when I was around I didn't really talk much. So I figured, as an obscure and little known user, I'd let everyone ask me questions.

Any questions at all. I'm not easily offended so have fun. (You can take that as a personal challenge if you want, but I'd take it as a favor if you didn't.)

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