IRC logs of #boinc for Sunday, 2009-02-08

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00:46 <zombie67> damn quiet

00:47 * efc sets off the fire alarm

00:47 <MTughan> Please no...

00:51 <zombie67> I used to have a cube on the factory floor

00:52 <zombie67> right next to an exit door

00:52 <zombie67> or rather a couple of exit doors

00:52 <zombie67> one was the normal one, required a swipe card

00:52 <zombie67> the other was a simple push door, that set off the alarm

00:53 <zombie67> guess how many times each day idiots went through the wrong one?

00:55 <zombie67> oh, and that alarm would go off for a full 5 minutes.  No way to turn it off.

01:01 <zombie67> [21:46]  <zombie67> damn quiet

01:06 <MTughan> Damn you zombie67... Fire alarm.

01:07 <efc> If it makes you feel better, I will actually set something on fire.

01:13 <zombie67> me?!

01:16 <efc> Oops, sorry

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01:30 <MTughan> zombie67: Yes, we were talking about alarms, then the actual fire alarm here goes off, and we're out for 20 minutes.

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01:48 <zombie67> ouch

01:49 <MTughan> And now I'm just off to bed... Night.

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04:50 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

04:50 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 51.6F / 10.9C | Humidity: 87% | Pressure: 30.12in / 1019.9hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy this morning...becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.; Tonight - Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Partly sunny. Mild (1 more message)

04:50 <CoderForLife> &more

04:50 <Romulus> CoderForLife: with highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.;

04:59 <CoderForLife> APOD is FUBAR this early Sunday morning

05:03 <ELGono> yea just noticed, too

05:04 <CoderForLife> morning ELGono

05:04 <ELGono> this sunday just had a bad beginning for me

05:04 <ELGono> moo don

05:04 <CoderForLife> oh - why?

05:05 <ELGono> well woke up, cause somebody was cleaning his parking lot.... then my espresso-maschine went fubar ...

05:05 <CoderForLife> ugh

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05:27 <ELGono> hehe huston, we have a problem

05:27 <Romulus> <> (at

05:28 <CoderForLife> hmm

05:29 <CoderForLife> viruses are good for the economy - it keeps help desk folks employed, eh?

05:29 <CoderForLife> brb  breakfast

05:38 <CoderForLife> b

05:42 <ELGono> hehe like the anti-vir guys coding most of the virus stuff itself ;)

05:42 <ELGono> in my opinion the only working perpetuum mobile working so far ;)

05:49 <CoderForLife> you get what you pay for

05:56 <CoderForLife> that's like paying QA people to find bugs - you'll have an underground economy spring up of QA people giving money to developers to create bugs to be found - instead of increasing quality you'll be funding decreasing quality - if your pay for bugs, you'll get bugs

05:57 <CoderForLife> pay developers for lines of code, and

05:57 <CoderForLife> you'll

05:57 <CoderForLife> get

05:57 <CoderForLife> many

05:57 <CoderForLife> lines

05:57 <CoderForLife> of

05:57 <CoderForLife> code

06:11 <ELGono> true true

06:12 <CoderForLife> human nature beng what it it

06:12 <CoderForLife> it is

06:13 <ELGono>

06:13 <Romulus> <> (at

06:13 <ELGono> lmao

06:13 <ELGono> could be my dad

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06:16 <CoderForLife> can't see to load those URLs

06:17 <CoderForLife> but 1957?  that's the year I was born

06:18 <CoderForLife> can't seem

06:18 <ELGono> just uploaded for ya

06:18 <ELGono>

06:19 <Romulus> <> (at

06:19 <ELGono> The secret history of the walkman revealed: Paul Johnson of

06:19 <ELGono> Jacksonville, Fla invented this one-tube radio (powered by two dry

06:19 <ELGono> cells) in 1957, to keep him entertained while he did yard-work. In terms

06:19 <ELGono> of design aesthetics, I'm willing to say that this is the coolest,

06:19 <ELGono> mad-scientist-looking-est headset ever to grace the head of a human.

06:19 <CoderForLife> lol

06:20 <CoderForLife> did he have any hair left after that?  heh

06:20 <ELGono> hehehe

06:21 <ELGono> so thats why dads hair has gone

06:22 <CoderForLife> thankfully for you, it's not genetics =)

06:23 <CoderForLife> I'm sure the cell phone...

06:23 <ELGono> will do the rest

06:24 <ELGono> blood pressure rising ... i get angry if someone reminds me of my cell phone company

06:24 <CoderForLife> lol

06:24 <CoderForLife> many bad health effects

06:25 <ELGono> half a year of fighting to get out of contract

06:25 <ELGono> last week they called me again for another special offer

06:25 <CoderForLife> if you fight long enough, the contract will expire on it's own

06:27 <ELGono> i send them a fax for quitting ... and they waited 3 weeks to answer that i was too late

06:27 <ELGono> sent it 2 weeks before deadline

06:27 <CoderForLife> I guess FAX doesn't carry the legal weight of a postmark

06:27 <ELGono> after that it automatically extends one year

06:27 <ELGono> in germany it does

06:27 <CoderForLife> ah

06:27 <CoderForLife> the the US it doesn't

06:28 <CoderForLife> in the

06:28 <ELGono> but they said my signature wasn't readable

06:28 <CoderForLife> 80% of people's signatures aren't readbale

06:28 <CoderForLife> readable

06:28 <CoderForLife> lol

06:28 <ELGono> then they offered me a 200euro discount, cause i'm costumer since 10 years

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06:28 <ELGono> but i just could get that contract via telephone

06:29 <ELGono> no way to get the contract papers in my hand first to read it

06:29 <ELGono> just saying yes or no on the telephone

06:29 <CoderForLife> I'd just gather your evidence, tell them you're walking via registered mail, and walk

06:29 <ELGono> just a bunch of bandits

06:30 <ELGono> i told them to *offensive speach*

06:30 <CoderForLife> mark all bills "refused", and return them

06:31 <ELGono> well i just recorded the telephone calls

06:31 <ELGono> and going to post it on a blog

06:31 <ELGono> wich is illegal in germany

06:31 <ELGono> but i'm so fed up with theses guys, that i'm taking that risk

06:32 <CoderForLife> take the high road

06:34 <CoderForLife> time to start the "fix the closet" project - bbl

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06:34 <ELGono> laterz

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07:51 <ELGono> rofl

07:51 <ELGono>

07:51 <Romulus> <> (at

07:51 <ELGono> and thoses want to secure the worlds windows maschines

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08:11 <xcamel> 'lo

08:16 <xcamel> &wx 12074

08:16 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 39.1F / 3.9C | Humidity: 82% | Pressure: 29.93in / 1013.4hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Haze | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 2.0mph / 3.2km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy this morning...then becoming partly sunny. The high in the mid 40s. Temperature falling into the upper 30s this afternoon. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.; Tonight - Partly cloudy. The low in the (1 more message)

08:17 <xcamel> &more

08:17 <Romulus> xcamel: lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Cooler with the high in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.;

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08:28 <xcamel> >> "Channel 9 veteran Brian Naylor confirmed dead in Kinglake fires (AU)"

08:46 <ELGono> lo jay

08:55 <xcamel> 'lo ElG

09:15 <CoderForLife> Is that the Brian Naylor from NPR?

09:15 <CoderForLife> and "morning"

09:15 <CoderForLife> back from, er, Home Depot

09:15 <xcamel> the aussie channel 9 guy

09:15 <xcamel> bbiaf..

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09:18 <xcamel> balmy F

09:18 <xcamel> balmy 41F, that is..

09:18 <CoderForLife> 47F here

09:19 <CoderForLife> had to buy a few more clips to finish rebuilding the closet

09:20 <CoderForLife> hence the trip to H.D.

09:20 <CoderForLife> it's always *something* biting at the homeowner

09:22 <CoderForLife> well - off to finish the closet, and get my clothes hung up again

09:22 <CoderForLife> laterz

09:22 <xcamel> find metal clips?

09:22 <CoderForLife> yessir

09:22 <xcamel> good boy.

09:22 <CoderForLife> lol

09:23 <CoderForLife> I follow your advice whenever I can

09:23 <CoderForLife> bbl

09:23 <xcamel> 2" deck screws hold to the studs better too...

09:25 <xcamel> somehow I lost the hardware accel to opengl...

09:26 <xcamel> compiz is using it correctly, but not foobillard

09:27 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

09:27 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 25.2F / -3.8C | Humidity: 91% | Pressure: 30.38in / 1028.7hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Sunny until late afternoon then becoming partly sunny. Colder. High in the lower 40s. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.; Tonight - Partly cloudy early in the evening then becoming (2 more messages)

09:27 <xcamel> 'lo Doug

09:27 <wdsmia> &more

09:27 <Romulus> wdsmia: cloudy. A chance of light rain showers after midnight. A chance of light rain early in the morning. Low in the mid 30s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.; Monday - Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning... then rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy. Not as cool. High in the mid 50s. (1 more message)

09:27 <wdsmia> &more

09:27 <Romulus> wdsmia: Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.;

09:27 <wdsmia> *lo Jay

09:29 <Soul_keeper> good morning !!!

09:33 <xcamel> crap..

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09:56 <Soul_keeper>

09:56 <Romulus> <> (at

09:59 <Soul_keeper> [PLAYING] [01:19:899] 01 - Country_Club .:. Travis_Tritt .:. Country_Club .:. Track 1

10:05 <Soul_keeper>

10:05 <Romulus> <> (at

10:07 <Soul_keeper>    early engineering sample benchmarks of AM3 it seems

10:07 <Romulus> <> (at

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10:37 <Puppz> what is "Enter seti@home path"

10:37 <Puppz> cant understand what im supposed to do

10:38 <MTughan> Puppz: Where are you seeing that?

10:38 <Puppz> When im starting "SETI monitor"

10:38 <Puppz> it says "SETI@home client not found"

10:39 <MTughan> ?

10:39 <Romulus> <> (at

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10:41 <MTughan> Guess that solved it...

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11:01 <xcamel> re-hi

11:01 <CoderForLife> I was lying in a broken closet

11:01 <CoderForLife> With the light full in my eye

11:01 <CoderForLife> There were spouses crying and wardrobe flying

11:01 <CoderForLife> All around the Coder guy

11:01 <CoderForLife> All in a dream, all in a dream

11:02 <CoderForLife> The loading had begun

11:02 <CoderForLife> Taking Coder's shirts and other things

11:02 <CoderForLife> To their new home - it was phun

11:02 <wdsmia> dont give up the day job

11:02 <CoderForLife> Mild apologies to Neil Young

11:03 <CoderForLife> closet fixed =)

11:05 <CoderForLife> I just knew you'd love that, wdsmia

11:05 <wdsmia> lol

11:06 <xcamel> no comment, Mr Villa

11:06 <xcamel> better call Norm..

11:06 <CoderForLife> lol

11:06 <xcamel> Viola!

11:06 <CoderForLife> Norm seems to be able to only copy things these days

11:06 <xcamel> glx back up to speed!!

11:07 <xcamel> hint: the 180 dribers SUCK!!

11:07 <xcamel> er drivers even

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11:10 <CoderForLife> oxymoron

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11:11 * ELGono still singing dons song ;)

11:11 <CoderForLife> he he he

11:11 <xcamel> went back to 177's

11:11 <CoderForLife> it's what came to my mind

11:12 <xcamel> now... if I can figure out why the system "forgets" the new sata drive on reboot...

11:13 <wdsmia> ssh CoderForLife's mind... shutdown -r now

11:13 <CoderForLife> access denied - insufficient permissions

11:13 <xcamel> farming denied - insufficient parsimmons

11:14 <CoderForLife> heh

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11:16 <ELGono>

11:16 <Romulus> <> (at

11:17 <ELGono> bonanza of information ;)

11:18 <CoderForLife> looks like it

11:18 <ELGono> damn, how was the switch for nolog? hehe

11:19 <CoderForLife> you're living on the edge today, ELGono

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11:21 <ELGono> indeed

11:23 * CoderForLife sits with the windows open slightly

11:23 <CoderForLife> this 44F oxygen is good

11:25 <CoderForLife> bbl

11:25 <xcamel> dropped back 38 - but still  nice.

11:25 <CoderForLife> yup

11:26 <ELGono> apropos oxygene ... out for a walk with heidi ... laterz

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11:58 <xcamel> I'mm be damned...

11:58 <xcamel> SIIG - no plans to support linux.

11:58 <xcamel> would have been nice to know in advance...

11:59 <xcamel> nice waste of time...

11:59 <xcamel> bbiab

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12:07 <ELGono> &weather meiningen, germany

12:07 <Romulus> ELGono: Temperature: 33°F / 0°C | Humidity: 52% | Pressure: 29.72in / 1006hPa | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 7mph / 11km/h | Updated: 6:00 PM CET; Chance of Snow. High:33 F.; Chance of Snow. Low:22 F.; Chance of Snow. High:33 F.; Snow. Low:30 F.; Chance of Snow. High:39 F.; Chance of Snow. Low:26 F.;

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14:18 <xcamel> want a good laugh?

14:18 <efc> Mohaha

14:18 <xcamel> the SIIG sata II controller I got - not linux compatible....

14:19 <xcamel> nice time to find that out, eh?

14:19 <efc> Probably more like they don't bother releasing the specs on it..

14:19 <xcamel> new shotgun target -- priceless.

14:19 <efc> Possibly indicating that it stinks

14:21 <xcamel> I bought the ARECA| ARC-1110 from newegg instead

14:21 <xcamel> raid +JBOD - wicked fast

14:22 <xcamel> sadly, the damned controller costs more than the drives

14:22 <MTughan> Building an enterprise grade drive array?

14:23 <xcamel> already have that with the scsi 4-pack

14:23 <xcamel> like the 500gb array in supercamel

14:23 * MTughan is thinking about new hard drives.

14:24 <MTughan> I'm running out of room on my 120 and 160GB drives.

14:24 <MTughan> Three OSes will do that...

14:24 <ELGono> got a spare sil sata controller

14:24 <xcamel> bottom line was after I would configure the drive and add it, LVM would "forget it" on reboot every time

14:25 <ELGono> damn thing

14:25 <xcamel> POS junk

14:25 <efc> Your BOINC machine.. 500 gb.. hehe

14:26 <MTughan> The southbridge on my MB (Intel ICH10R) supports RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5.

14:34 <efc> Took some spare drill 12v battery packs to my 12v motors, works good :)

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14:41 * MTughan is watching the Crossroads Guitar Festival

14:42 <MTughan> 2007, Robert Randolph. Definitely one of my favourite performers there.

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14:55 <xcamel> in case you didn't see my post - stay away from the nvidia 180.xx drivers.

14:58 <MTughan> I don't own a Nvidia card... :)

15:04 <ELGono> yea same here

15:04 <ELGono> matrox rulez

15:05 <Samizdat> Running a BOINC app for 60 seconds gives me only 40 seconds of indicated cpu time, might the cpu be going bad?

15:05 <ELGono> although i got no 3d support (or not much)

15:06 <ELGono> Samizdat : running any progress in background?

15:06 <ELGono> Samizdat : windows system?

15:06 <Samizdat> that's a good question, too new to Ibex to know

15:06 <Samizdat> Ubuntu

15:07 <ELGono> figure out with typing "top" in console

15:07 <MTughan> Samizdat: Launch the system monitor and see if BOINC's application is using 100% of the CPU, or if there's something else taking CPU. gnome-system-monitor should also do.

15:08 <Samizdat> brb

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15:32 <Samizdat> After ending trackerd process I improved BOINC physical-time:cpu-time to 98%, with which I can live.

15:33 <MTughan> What CPU do you have? For Linux, that's fairly low.

15:35 <DerMeister> Do you have the Boinc manager running? It tends to consume a few seconds CPU time per wall-clock minute, especially when the results-tab is active.

15:36 <Samizdat> aye, running Manager

15:36 <Samizdat> again, I can live with 98%

15:36 <Samizdat> AuthenticAMD Athlon XP 2500+

15:37 <Samizdat> call me not-quite-geek, but I kind of like having Manager around

15:38 <MTughan> Heh, nice proc... Old, but it works.

15:38 <Samizdat> heh

15:38 <Samizdat> hey, as long as I get my 24/192 audiophilia fix, I'm good

15:38 <MTughan> I just recently replaced a P4 that was just a little younger than a 2500+.

15:38 <Samizdat> ah

15:38 <MTughan> Ah, bigger sound card?

15:39 <MTughan> 24/192... Yeah, that's high. I think most of my music is 16/160.

15:39 <Samizdat> no, the one I have gives me that much, but I somehow doubt I can run DXD audio with it

15:39 <Samizdat> might even have to analog that puppy

15:40 <Samizdat> Thanks for the help folks, mucho apreciadado

15:41 <MTughan> np

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15:45 <ELGono> yea another audiophile dude

15:46 <ELGono> 24/192 is just right ;)

15:46 <ELGono> just turned off my soldering iron ... still working on my amplifier

15:47 <MTughan> My speaker set:,en

15:47 <Romulus> <> (at

15:47 <MTughan> Not the greatest in the world, but it works nicely.

15:47 <ELGono> still just run 20bit/48kHz ... but so far i didn't find any better sounding D/A converter

15:48 <MTughan> My dad has a set of Bose surrounds with a Yamaha receiver he got for his birthday a couple years back. Really nice set.

15:48 <Samizdat> sweet

15:48 <ELGono> hehe i build my own chain from D/A converter on

15:49 <ELGono> preamp, amp and tuned speakers

15:49 <MTughan> Heh, that's a little beyond me at this point.

15:49 <ELGono> complete silver wiring also inside each stage

15:49 * MTughan is studying to become a software engineer

15:50 <ELGono> thats project i'm working on

15:50 <Romulus> <> (at

15:50 <Samizdat> I build my own chain from "On" switch on

15:50 <ELGono> super-symmetric gainclone

15:50 <ELGono> works fine, sounds good ... just adding a unbalanced to balanced converter

15:51 <Samizdat> and some days even finding the "On" switch is tough

15:52 <Samizdat> tried my hand at soldering once, never did find a third arm for holding the heat sink

15:52 <Samizdat> doctor says it could come in any day though

15:52 <ELGono> hehehe

15:52 <ELGono> i know that very well

15:52 <ELGono> cause i do without pcb's

15:52 <ELGono> just point2point wiring

15:53 <ELGono> air is best isolotor

15:53 <Samizdat> whew, you da diy doctor

15:53 <xcamel> sew q couple fingers on the end of your ****

15:53 <xcamel> 'a couple' that is...

15:53 <Samizdat> that could work

15:53 <xcamel> bbiaf..

15:53 <Samizdat> prehensile penis

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15:54 <ELGono> hehe i don't want even imagine hot soldering tin on it

15:55 <xcamel> that was mighty fast

15:56 <xcamel> got the old xconfig back in play

15:56 <xcamel> sweeeet!

15:56 <MTughan> xcamel: You're currently op. :)

15:57 <xcamel> gottaproblemwiddat?

15:57 <MTughan> Nope, just you usually deop yourself.

15:57 <xcamel> I feeling power mad...

15:58 <MTughan> In that case, maybe I do have a problem with it... ;)

15:58 <xcamel> can't type to save my a** today..

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15:59 <Samizdat> Is there such thing as a Linux DTS-HD Master Audio decoding solution?

15:59 <ELGono> well dudes, off for today ... have a nice sunday evening

15:59 <Samizdat> Adios

16:00 <MTughan> Samizdat: No idea.

16:01 <Samizdat> plenty of Windoze stuff around, but no open source

16:02 <Samizdat> at least last time I checked ffmpeg didn't support it yet

16:03 <MTughan> Not that I endorse Windows stuff, but can Wine run any of it?

16:03 <Samizdat> damn good question

16:03 <MTughan> IIRC.

16:03 <Romulus> Title: WineHQ - Wine Application Database (at

16:04 <Samizdat> I run some sweet apps in Wine, not least foobar2000

16:04 <MTughan> Yep.

16:04 * MTughan is currently trying Windows 7

16:04 <MTughan> Not a bad OS overall. Definitely faster than Vista.

16:04 <Samizdat> Arcsoft is the best candidate of which I know, but without kicking out the $ all you get is trialware

16:05 <Samizdat> done missed the beta boat

16:05 <MTughan> Heh.

16:06 <Samizdat> you dual-boot Linux?

16:08 <MTughan> Yes.

16:08 <Samizdat> cool

16:09 <MTughan> The desktop triple-boots Vista, Win7, and Fedora 7, although I haven't booted Fedora since the hardware upgrade.

16:09 <Samizdat> I'm getting around to it, haven't mustered the courage yet.

16:09 <MTughan> And my laptop dual-boots Win7 and Fedora 8.

16:09 <Samizdat> nice

16:09 <Samizdat> I'm an old Windows hand, but just flat tired of it.

16:09 <Samizdat> dig Linux

16:09 <MTughan> I'd get around to a quadruple boot, but I don't have enough HDD space. :P

16:10 <Samizdat> Linux makes you *think*.

16:10 <Samizdat> ah

16:10 <MTughan> 4th would probably be a Debian based distro, maybe Ubuntu.

16:10 <Samizdat> Windows is all about figuring out quirky GUIs that whose apps would probably be a lot simpler to learn even by the most cliphobic.

16:11 <MTughan> I love Mac OS X though. Unix command line, but great development model.

16:12 <MTughan> Straight from NeXTstep. I haven't tried GNUstep, although I want to at some point.

16:12 <Samizdat> gotta admit, I find Unix and its CTRL-This and CTRL-That bit daunting

16:12 <xcamel> hmm.. an astropulse wu running  hrs..

16:12 <MTughan> Ctrl-D to exit a shell? :P

16:12 <MTughan> Well, to print an EOL anyway.

16:12 <xcamel> make that 100+

16:13 <MTughan> EOF*

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16:13 <Samizdat> used to run Unix all the time, but long ago, "rusty" doesn't even begin

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16:14 <MTughan> That was odd... What was the last thing you saw from me?

16:14 <Samizdat> EOF*

16:14 <MTughan> Nothing missed then.

16:15 <MTughan> xcamel: SETI following CPDN for WU length now? :P

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16:19 <xcamel> could be - gave up on cpdn a long time ago

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16:23 <MTughan> 'lo TM

16:24 <yoyo[RKN]> moin

16:24 <Tank_Master> howdy MT

16:24 <Tank_Master> yoyo :)

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16:24 <Tank_Master> I gots new raptor HDs installed

16:24 <Tank_Master> 2 of the 300GB

16:24 <Tank_Master> best buy had them 20% off

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16:32 <xcamel> good deal..

16:33 <Soul_keeper> nice

16:33 <Tank_Master> was $200 for a 300GB raptor

16:33 <Soul_keeper> raptors are my favorite :)

16:33 <Tank_Master> same here :P

16:33 <Tank_Master> I also has $215 in best buy gift cards :P

16:33 <xcamel> I had to order a different sataII controller from newegg

16:34 <Tank_Master>

16:34 <Romulus> <> (at

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16:44 <xcamel> bbl...

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17:49 <CoderForLife> looks like those very funny folks at took new aerial photos at the same time as the start of our landslide last spring - nore the blue tarp on the ground in my feeble attempt to prevent the 5 inches of rain from going down into the crack that had opened up

17:49 <Romulus> <> (at

17:55 <Tank_Master> to funy

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18:25 * CoderForLife puts on his finest sanitation engineer uniform

18:25 <CoderForLife> bbiab

18:26 <Tank_Master> hf

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18:28 <MTughan> Gah, that's the second time that's happened today... And it's only with Freenode.

18:29 <Tank_Master> lol

18:29 <jasong> What happened with Freenode?

18:29 <MTughan> * Disconnected (An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine).

18:30 <MTughan> Then it will try to connect again, fail, then a second time will go through.

18:30 <jasong> GAHHH!!! The machines have free will!!!

18:30 <jasong> jk

18:31 <MTughan> Actually, I'm starting to wonder if it's my firewall..

18:32 <jasong> Hey, if a machine gets free will and decides it wants to "Praise the Lord,"  who do you think would freak out more, Christians or atheists?

18:33 * jasong goes to eat

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19:28 <CoderForLife> I didn't have the strength to haul it all to the curb tonight - I'll put it in the trunk (boot) of the car and take it out in the morning

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19:46 <jasong> How do you make a thumb drive bootable while using a Linux OS?  Even though I'm installing Damn Small Linux, the instructions are for Windows?

19:46 <jasong> - second ?

19:47 <MTughan> I know Fedora has tools for F9 and later to do it. I'm not quite sure if they apply to non-Fedora ISOs, but they probably could.

19:48 <jasong> I'm in Ubuntu.  Dealing with Fedora was getting a bit stressful, though hindsight tells me the problem might have actually been my hard drive

19:49 <MTughan> Have you tried Googling?

19:50 <jasong> Yeah, but I figured I'd try a multi-pronged attack on the problem ;)

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20:04 <Tank_Master> win7 now supports installing off a usb drive :)

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20:04 <Tank_Master> soon I may not have any need for a dvd drive either

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20:26 <jasong> karma +1 to anyone who can help me figure out how the heck to change my WCG password

20:26 <jasong> (sorry, can't think of anything else to offer :( )

20:28 <MTughan> That's odd... Yeah, it's not under the profile information.

20:30 <MTughan> jasong: Choose "Sign In Manager" on the left.

20:30 <MTughan> Had to dig through the help files to find that one... >_>

20:31 <jasong> thanks

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21:18 <xcamel> re-hi

21:18 <MTughan> 'lo Jay

21:19 <MTughan> I just sort of made a Pacman clone. An impossible to win one at that. :P

21:21 <efc> It shall be judged on how many quarters it can extract from the user.

21:22 <MTughan> It's a school assignment.

21:23 <efc> No quarters? Pooey.

21:29 <xcamel> oooohhh.. needs quarterz!!

21:56 <xcamel> nytol..

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