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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
11. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 31, 2016, 00:55 jdreyer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 21:29:
That's horseshit. There's plenty of people who "play with the bigger kids" while using more than 16GB on a mobile platform. You can get a Dell Precision laptop with a Xeon and 32GB of ECC memory, you can get an HP ZBook with a Xeon and 32GB (CTO), you can get a Sager with similar specs, or a System76 (where you can get 64GB in a laptop)...and the list goes on.

I love my workstation but there are often times when I'm not at it and still need real power. There are a lot of people like me as I frequently see laptops with Xeons and more than 16GB in them. Hell, two weeks ago I was at a conference where I was in a room nearly full of them as we were all simulating OpenStack clusters.

Make no mistake, there is a large market outside of the Mom 'n Pop Walmart desktop demographic. In fact, most companies make the bulk of their profits of the enterprise market and not the home market. Or do you think Dell bought EMC because they expect Grandma to bake her cookies on top of her SAN cluster?

You keep saying "plenty of people" and "a large market" but if that's the case why is Apple making this choice to lose all of these sales?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
20. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 16:13 jdreyer
 
yuastnav wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 08:21:
Man, if someone told me I HAD to a Mac because because because I would just give them the bird.
Which is what I did essentially. Now they have no control over her usage at all. She pulls her laptop out and has full access to the Internet except YouTube which I blocked in hosts. She's pretty responsible and maintains a 4.0 so I don't worry too much.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 15:58 jdreyer
 
Beside heavy video editing why else would you need more than 16gb?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 30, 2016, 15:55 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 13:54:
No skyrim presales bump. I guess it really is true everyone owned 5 copies each.


I didn't own any of the DLC. But they offered it all 40% off last week. So I think everyone who wanted the new edition just bought last week.

I ended up not getting the DLC. I'm going to wait for a sale. I have to much unplayed to justify a replay of Skyrim for at least a year anyway. Also I heard a lot of mods are broken.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements
4. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements Oct 30, 2016, 15:48 jdreyer
 
These specs are pretty reasonable actually.  
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News Comments > Origin Bans Myanmar
12. Re: Origin Bans Myanmar Oct 30, 2016, 15:45 jdreyer
 
This kind of shit won't encourage piracy at all. No siree.

Heaven forbid people living in poor repressed regimes have a little escapism.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 05:35 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 23:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 17:43:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:33:
Update: Still have the two services off on my PC's. No forced updates since. Going on 3 months.
So once a month you enable everything, download updates and then turn off everything again. That's one way to skin a cat.
http://www.infoworld.com/author/Woody-Leonhard/

If you still want updates without the forced reboots, I found a way. Just create a scheduled task to run the command "C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /change /tn \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot /disable" on idle (I use 4 minutes).

Save this text as "Disable Windows Update Reboot Task.xml" (or whatever you want) then open task scheduler and import it.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.2" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task">
<RegistrationInfo>
<Date>2016-10-13T14:08:07.2288437</Date>
<Author></Author>
<URI>\Disable Windows Update Reboot Task</URI>
</RegistrationInfo>
<Triggers>
<IdleTrigger>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
</IdleTrigger>
</Triggers>
<Principals>
<Principal id="Author">
<UserId>S-1-5-18</UserId>
<RunLevel>HighestAvailable</RunLevel>
</Principal>
</Principals>
<Settings>
<MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy>
<DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>false</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>
<StopIfGoingOnBatteries>true</StopIfGoingOnBatteries>
<AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate>
<StartWhenAvailable>false</StartWhenAvailable>
<RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>false</RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>
<IdleSettings>
<Duration>PT4M</Duration>
<WaitTimeout>PT0S</WaitTimeout>
<StopOnIdleEnd>false</StopOnIdleEnd>
<RestartOnIdle>false</RestartOnIdle>
</IdleSettings>
<AllowStartOnDemand>true</AllowStartOnDemand>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<Hidden>false</Hidden>
<RunOnlyIfIdle>true</RunOnlyIfIdle>
<WakeToRun>false</WakeToRun>
<ExecutionTimeLimit>PT72H</ExecutionTimeLimit>
<Priority>7</Priority>
</Settings>
<Actions Context="Author">
<Exec>
<Command>C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe</Command>
<Arguments>/change /tn \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot /disable</Arguments>
</Exec>
</Actions>
</Task>


Basically after Windows 10 downloads an update that requires a reboot, it creates a task to reboot the system outside of the active hours. Manually disabling or deleting it doesn't work because it just gets recreated. If you use your computer outside what you tell it are active hours, then when it thinks the computer isn't in use, it reboots (I think it waits for 5 minutes of idle, which is why I run my task at 4 minutes). Three times I was using it when this happened, once I was in a game, paused it to go take a piss, came back to find Windows applying updates and restarting, once I had just started watching something on Netflix, and the last time I was typing something up and proof reading it when it restarted. It didn't give me a warning at all. It only shows a notice when it initially schedules the reboot, but if you're not at the computer when that pops up, you have no idea it's coming.

It also sets the flag to wake the computer to run the task, and it ignores the disable wake timers option too. I never shut down, I just put my system to sleep. The first time there were updates after building this system, I had put the computer to sleep, got in bed, turned out the light when the computer turned back on. I remembered a time when there was a bug with a network driver that caused my system to randomly wake up if WOL was enabled, so I disabled WOL, put it back to sleep and went back to bed. I wake up the next morning to find my system on and all of my shit closed and gone. That's when I started digging into the new Windows update system to find a workaround. There were some others I found that were overly complicated or required you to run a program, then it hit me, why not "fight fire with fire" and use task scheduler.

I've now been through three updates without a forced reboot.

Okay, thanks. I've installed and imported it. I also tend to sleep my machine for weeks on end, so I don't lose open tabs. I set the idle timer to 1 minute. Any other settings need to be checked?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
18. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 04:56 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 16:32:
I wonder what those dongles are? Maybe just a keyfob of sorts with a rolling wifi password?

Not only did it allow access to the wifi, it also allowed the teacher to view what was on anyone's laptop and shut down unauthorized programs. Which I would be fine with since it was only at school. Pull out the dongle and access any other wifi the usual way. They just refused to support it for anything other than that netbook or any Macbook. Dumb.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2016, 04:51 jdreyer
 
bigspender wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 19:26:
descender wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 16:06:
Dairy (meaning Cow's milk, I have no idea why eggs are lumped in with this garbage) is the last thing I'm worried about saving as it's the last thing any human should be worried about ingesting.

I feel like you're still missing my main point here (which i'll admit isn't coming out very clearly). How are you going to replace and replenish the topsoil that we are currently destroying by farming too much land too often? Usable farmland is drying up (literally in some cases) by the day and it has nothing to do with how much meat we consume.

Short of a mass extinction or population control measures those "sci fi" options are going to be your only option... and these two are actually both real-world solutions already in progress.

These are industrial scale solutions to world-scale problems. How are you going to forcefully change the diet of 7 billion people? You aren't, because no one agrees on what that diet is.

Most of the crop the world grows, is to feed these farm animals. Something like 70-80% depending on what you read.

If we wanted to feed people with plants, we'd need far less land than what we already use, because 7 billion people don't eat anywhere near as much as 80+ billion cows/pigs/chickens etc.

You replenish topsoil with crop rotation btw. (and not using pesticides that kill worms and what not, but that's an issue that can be worked on in parallel to the primary issue of eating meat).

Right, there are ways to grow livestock on scrub and poorer quality lands that doesn't detract from crops. It's not (for the most part) how we raise livestock now, and it results in leaner, tougher, much less (but healthier) meat that people aren't used to. Currently, it takes 35 pounds of topsoil to produce a pound of beef, but a tiny fraction of that for a pound of any other kind of crop, so meat production produces more lost topsoil than anything else.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Terror clowns Oct 30, 2016, 04:27 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 21:19:
Let's talk about that instead.. (Glad your better half is OK blue ,p)

Can someone explain to me what insanity someone has to possess to dress himself up as a "creepy clown" and carry around a chainsaw, and I mean a real, running, chainsaw, or a hammer, a knife, a gun, any other weapons just to "scare" people? You know, to me those are not "creepy" idiots, to me those are criminals. And apparently the German gov agrees with me. So yay!

Do they not realize what this leads to though?

I've had talks with several parents who are quite worried because of this, and debate whether a few sweets are worth to open their children up for such an attack. There's already been 1 idiot here in my town a bit out of Berlin that did this, police came and that's all I heard of that. But seriously, am I supposed to sit with phone and CS gas at my door at Halloween?

Fucking retards doing this and causing fear where there should be fun for children! Just another proof that humanity is fucked. We may be OK for the most part, but there will always be a few total retards fucking everything up. So fuck these terror clowns, and the people who think this is fun.

We're just one step away from The Purge.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2016, 03:48 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Oct 29, 2016, 14:20:
Also Blue, if all the bags went off and it has structural damage, Mrs might "feel" it tomorrow as the adreno wears off. Make sure to get her checked out if she feels crummy. Can have injuries unknown until bigger problems start.

Especially the effects of whiplash and back injuries might take a couple of days to manifest. Get checked out by a Dr. anyway. You'll need them to back up any medical related claims. Neck or back injury recover can take years, and you don't want to have to pay that out of pocket.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 29, 2016, 20:32 jdreyer
 
Thanks for the clickbait warning.  
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News Comments > Constricting Cubes Early Access
1. Re: Constricting Cubes Early Access Oct 29, 2016, 17:16 jdreyer
 
Aw match three. Who cares. Stupid.

Wait. In VR??? THAT'S SO COOL!
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Adds Offline Gaming
16. Re: Windows 10 Adds Offline Gaming Oct 29, 2016, 16:51 jdreyer
 
And these restrictions are supposed to make Windows Store compete with Steam how exactly? Did they learn nothing from the XB1 debacle?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2016, 02:54 jdreyer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 12:44:
The Skyrim re-launch has been pretty bad so far. I can't even get past the prologue because of a glitch with the physics making the carriages go crazy. Looking on the forums there are tons of other problems people are having also. Crazy they couldn't get the PC re-launch to a game they released almost five years ago initially right. Also, I had a PS4 controller plugged in and keyboard/mouse would not work either because of that. I'm guessing they just made this SE for current-gen consoles and ported it over to PC at this point, kind of like the original release all over again.

Hey, gotta make that holiday sales period. Everything else is secondary.
 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 29, 2016, 02:47 jdreyer
 
That 2K article rings true for The Bureau: XCom. The first preview I saw for that was one game that sounded pretty cool. The second preview a year or so later featured a very different game. Then when the game was released it was a simplified consolized 3rd person cover-based game that held no interest for me.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 29, 2016, 02:17 jdreyer
 
You could tell it was hacked because the tweet said "New patch coming adding deep, skill-based gameplay and an actual end game!"  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
16. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 15:45 jdreyer
 
Dagnamit wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 09:08:
If you live by a Microcenter, they are closing out baseline last model MBP 13" w/ retina for $1,099.99. That's a fucking outrageous deal, considering the new ones are suspect and freakin' expensive. Get 'em while they last.

I ended up getting her a Lenovo 15" Core i5 with touch screen and SSD for $600. It's a pretty sweet machine. I've got major tech envy looking at it. It's so much thinner and lighter than my five year old HP.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
15. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 15:42 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 08:58:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 01:57:
Man those MacBook prices are crazy.

If my daughter wanted to use the school wifi, she needed a Mac. So instead I got her a $600 Lenovo laptop, and she tethers. Her extra usage costs me about an extra $20-30 per month.

Are you sure your daughter just didn't want a Macbook or misunderstood the school? Some schools might ask for the mac address of the device connecting to whitelist it. It's a practice becoming very rare due to the hassles involved. They don't mean literally buy a Mac. You should be able to connect whatever you want to the school wifi unless they're doing something crazy I've never heard of.

Checked into it myself. Actually, there was ONE PC option, a crappy 11" 768P netbook, which was $200. It had to be that netbook, and nothing else. They refused to sell or rent you the dongle otherwise. And it was hardware keyed, with specialized drivers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
14. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 15:40 jdreyer
 
Flo wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 03:05:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 01:57:
Man those MacBook prices are crazy.

If my daughter wanted to use the school wifi, she needed a Mac. So instead I got her a $600 Lenovo laptop, and she tethers. Her extra usage costs me about an extra $20-30 per month.
Huh, why a Mac for Wifi???

That's all they were willing to support. They had a special dongle to limit the student's wifi so the teacher could turn it off during part of the lesson, and allow it during other times. Since they only supported Mac, my daughter has access all the time, so their decision was kind of self defeating.
 
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