Jump to content
Leoo

Today...

Recommended Posts

For you Goon.

 

318.gif

72510-You-Like-Funny-Cat-Animated-Gifs-W
  • Like 1

My skin is finally getting soft
I'll scrub until the damn thing comes off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
giphy.gif
  • Like 1

polvCwJ.gif
"It's not a rest for me, it's a rest for the weights." - Dom Mazzetti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I'm done with desktops in general. It's definitely worth paying the extra couple hundred dollars to have something portable. There's no point in having a huge rig that forces you to sit at a desk unless you really need the extra money.

Aren't laptops really difficult to upgrade though? I couldn't upgrade my old laptop without replacing the motherboard and shit. But with the desktop I built, I can upgrade and replace tons of parts if I ever need to, without having to buy a completely new computer

 

Absolutely, but I have no problem sticking with a laptop for 3-4 years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

laptops work like theyre supposed to if you need a portable computer that behaves like an actual computer instead of a glorified giant cell phone (looking at you ipad).

 

For me personally its absolutely necessary because I program at school. But yeah I don't see the point of a laptop otherwise. If you wanna play games just get a desktop computer, if you wanna browse facebook use your phone or an ipad. If your taking notes in class paper probably works a lot better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Buying guns online sucks. I found a dealer in Missouri who has police trade-in Glock 22s for less than $300, but federal law requires that I have the guns shipped to a licensed dealer in my state who will run the NICS check (or won't, because I have a concealed pistol license). All the dealers around me want ~$50/gun to let me have the gun shipped to them and for about five minutes of paperwork to fill out the sales record for the ATF... which makes it much less of a deal than if I could just have the things shipped to me.

  • Like 1

rnHJQwZ.png
In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Road trip?


Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Road trip?

Even if I walk into their store to buy, they would have to ship to a dealer in my state for me to take possession.

rnHJQwZ.png
In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Buying guns online sucks. I found a dealer in Missouri who has police trade-in Glock 22s for less than $300, but federal law requires that I have the guns shipped to a licensed dealer in my state who will run the NICS check (or won't, because I have a concealed pistol license). All the dealers around me want ~$50/gun to let me have the gun shipped to them and for about five minutes of paperwork to fill out the sales record for the ATF... which makes it much less of a deal than if I could just have the things shipped to me.

export fees to canada run around $250 CAD (200 USD), so I don't feel sorry for you :P


polvCwJ.gif
"It's not a rest for me, it's a rest for the weights." - Dom Mazzetti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ouch. Is that to import as an individual, or do commercial importers pay that and roll it into the selling price?

 

 

I overlooked the pawn shops, found one that will do transfers for $25 per item. I still don't like it, but I'll take paying $100 over paying $200.

 

If the guns were 50+ years old, I could have had them shipped to my front door. These are not that old.


rnHJQwZ.png
In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ouch. Is that to import as an individual, or do commercial importers pay that and roll it into the selling price?

Typically people get a broker to handle importing, and that's their fee. That includes a whole bunch of stuff, like the actual government import fee, pinning magazines, doing paperwork, etc.

 

If you buy from a store that already has an import agreement it's not so bad. You just have to deal with the bad exchange rate, and their markup.


polvCwJ.gif
"It's not a rest for me, it's a rest for the weights." - Dom Mazzetti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings from Hanoi. Hot af.


t3aGt.png

 

So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally got new juice for my vape. [bleep] i feel so stupid for even saying those words...

Anyway... friend managed to bring some back for me when he went to visit family in the US. Got me watermelon and menthol. Delicious. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mmmmm.... Menthol. My favorite flavor. 


19509_s.gif

 

“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So for this project I'm trying to begin, I need access to a Linux distro with graphics hardware acceleration. Since bhyve's PCI pass through currently doesn't work for GPUs, I needed to find a Linux distro that doesn't suck*, which is harder in recent times. I came across Void Linux (which was created by a former NetBSD maintainer, so it got some points from the start).

 

It seems pretty okay. Set it up easily with full disk encryption and XFCE. Imported my general desktop settings from my FreeBSD install (which also uses XFCE). Uses a traditional-but-custom init system and custom package manager, which seem to work fine.

 

The login manager (LXDM) doesn't seem to work with Nvidia propriety drivers, but that's just a minor issue in my opinion. Can't use AMD drivers because it uses Xorg 1.18 and AMD doesn't support that version, so can't use my new graphics card, oh well.

 

I had to update my password manager utility to support Linux, since I won't be running Linux in a virtual machine. I think getpass is deprecated but I don't feel like writing FFI wrappers for terminal handling.

 

*: has to actually be "Unix-like" (e.g., mustn't use systemd) and not an "open-source Microsoft-like" (e.g., Ubuntu).


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's an omission in new Jersey state gubernatorial financing statute 19:44a in the regulations published by ELEC subchapter 16.29 where municipal and county political action committees whether they be joint candidate committees, or single candidate committees are unburdened by the expenditure limits pursuant to 19:25-15.28B which states the aggregate expenditure limit of a political action committee, an issue advocacy group, llc, partnership, single candidate committee or joint candidate committee is to be no more than $10,000 .

This contradicts the compliance law for general election expenditure limits and contribution limits for qualified participating candidates as I pointed out to my supervising director. We then discussed the possible reasons why such a thing was omitted and came up with nothing but theories.

 

But mostly I'm sharing this because I wanted to sound as smart as veiva

  • Like 1

Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rediscovered how fun shopping was. Damn you consumerism. 


19509_s.gif

 

“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I regret putting off physics until now. I haven't done calculus in 3 years at least and completely forgot how to do integrals, or at least the fine details of them like with e or 1/ln. 

 

Anyways I hope the curve carries me through this physics class, its my last one ever if I pass it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When it comes to physics, my best advice is that you really don't need to worry about your GPA unless you're going to grad school. Get that C+ and get out of there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I had a fun exercise in a combination of bizarre behavior last night.

 

I had done a small write up on a certain game's texture usage, and was interested in seeing how items themselves are rendered into inventory icons. In the write-up, I used a custom tool on Windows, but I need a full dump of the OpenGL calls to locate the item rendering portion.

 

At first I tried on FreeBSD. I compiled a 32-bit CentOS 6 build of apitrace in a Docker container (that was fun /s) since FreeBSD's Linuxulator uses a 32-bit CentOS 6 install by default. But when I ran RuneScape with apitrace loaded, apitrace would crash on signal 11 (seg fault).

 

I figured it was some bizarre bug in my setup, so I tried it on my Void Linux install. Same problem.

 

So I thought. On FreeBSD, apitrace worked on the simple Linux applications I tried. On Void Linux, it worked fine on everything other than RuneScape. The only difference I could immediately see was Java (RuneScape) vs not-Java (everything else). Since I didn't have any Java applications using OpenGL to try (i.e., I didn't know of any), I was a bit flustered.

 

But I got to thinking: Java has a simple 'optimization' where it skips evaluating 'if (foo != null) { foo.baz(); }' segments until they segfault, at which point it gracefully handles the signal and updates the code to respect the null checks. apitrace, as it turns out, just registers a simple signal handler and has basic error handling in the signal handler, which seems to stop the trace for some reason. So I just removed the apitrace signal handler code and...

 

What do you know, it works.


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not actually sure what you accomplished exactly but its neat that you solved the issue


Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

apitrace doesn't stop tracking calls to the OpenGL API. It would stop whenever there was a segmentation fault within the Java VM because of its naive signal handling. Now I can see the OpenGL calls RuneScape makes to draw inventory icons.


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I regret putting off physics until now. I haven't done calculus in 3 years at least and completely forgot how to do integrals, or at least the fine details of them like with e or 1/ln. 

 

Anyways I hope the curve carries me through this physics class, its my last one ever if I pass it!

 

 

Just general mechanics, E&M, or modern? You shouldn't have to do a lot of integration in mechanics, and there won't be a whole lot of complex integration (trig, etc.) You will run into more of that kind of stuff in E&M if I recall correctly.


19509_s.gif

 

“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.