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by Catamari
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Old Stickies
Topic: Official Departures Thread [2]
Replies: 619
Views: 54762

Alright, I'm out. EGF is no longer the forum I joined. Slowly, but surely, it has just become another internet hugbox and does not reflect the ideals I look for in an internet community. It feels like reddit 2.0, minus the porn. Squigg's banning was the catalyst for me leaving, and Mel's...
by Catamari
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [7]
Replies: 1985
Views: 181750

Some idiot in a U-Haul broke the hanging water pipes under my building (where people park) and now I don't have water. The didn't realize the truck was too tall and now it's flooding.
by Catamari
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 174164

NASA gets mad props as usual for finding creative ways to avoid the budget limit while still doing what they love: [url]http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/nasa-is-raiding-museums-for-spare-parts-1302255 I saw the Atlantis when I was at Kennedy a couple months ago. Is was a truly breathtaki...
by Catamari
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [7]
Replies: 1985
Views: 181750

So I'm reading EGF. I decide that I should do something else. I open up a new tab, and what do I click on? EGF.

:fuyu_facepalm:
by Catamari
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 167
Views: 30846

Is anyone else getting an invalid certificate error when making an HTTPS request to Wikipedia?

EDIT: It looks like it is trying to return non-SSL-encrypted data over what should be an SSL channel and Firefox ain't havin' that shit.
by Catamari
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Tech] Lousy question about installing Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Catamari, do you know whether or not Mint Rafaela KDE has a partitioning tool out of the box? I know Maya did, but 17.2 Cinnamon doesn't. Also, I've never tried Gentoo out. It's pretty great, then? I don't know if KDE on Mint comes with a partitioning tool. It didn't when I inst...
by Catamari
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Tech] Lousy question about installing Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

But that even is irrelevant until I determine whether the OME mode would... well, when I wrote that, and it was my only question, I was simply worried that since it was "for manufacturers only!" it would not include the partition option that I supposed to be there, but I'm not sure wh...
by Catamari
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Tech] Lousy question about installing Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

Okay. So here's what you need to do, as far as I can see. Put another hard drive in your computer, preferably of a different size than your original one (makes it easy to tell them apart). Let's say that Windows resides on drive A and you will be putting Linux on drive B. First, set ...
by Catamari
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Tech] Lousy question about installing Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 2726

For one. INSTALL GENTOO. Secondly, I'm a little confused as to what you are asking. You don't need to disable the window bootloader, just change the boot order. INSTALL MINT ON A ANOTHER DRIVE FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Seriously, don't mess with partitioning, it's a nightmare. When Mint i...
by Catamari
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Avatar: The Last Airbender (WTF is your avatar/sig from?)
Replies: 1587
Views: 223942

Nuclear Lunchbox#805596 wrote:I see you shiver with anticip
...............pation.
by Catamari
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: ITT: What are you working on right now?
Replies: 1318
Views: 149153

I wrote a really simple (and probably badly written) Python script that generates code/header pairs for C and C++. One thing that annoys me is having to create file pairs for C++ because it's pretty much the same code over and over again that has to be put in each file (things like i...
by Catamari
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]
Replies: 1238
Views: 162695

2 gigabytes is a crazy amount of ram for a tablet that old, it must have been really expensive back in the day. Even my modern tablet only has 1GB of ram. Cool find. I should have added that when I found it, it only had 1GiB and ran WinXP. I put in another 1GiB stick (uses DDR). From the da...
by Catamari
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]
Replies: 1238
Views: 162695

I found a Motion Computing tablet in Dad's garage. The thing is from about 2004. By modern standards, it's extremely underpowered, but it does run Debain Jessie rather well. Provided I disable all the desktop effects in KDE. The thing I like about it is that it uses a pen tablet as the touch...
by Catamari
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: ITT: What are you working on right now?
Replies: 1318
Views: 149153

I decided to play around writing a simple variant of BASIC. I found a BNF description of the language and I'm writing a parser for it that converts a valid BASIC program into valid C++ code. I have learned a lot about recursive descent parsers while writing this. The C++ is outputs is god awful,...
by Catamari
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Everything is Rockin'! [RML Thread 4]
Replies: 1238
Views: 162695

A very good friend of mine has had her baby. 4kg and 54cm.
by Catamari
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 167
Views: 30846

pwhodges#803170 wrote:
God, that's like the error code equivalent of var foo = "bar"; That's just shameful.
by Catamari
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [7]
Replies: 1985
Views: 181750

I have no idea at all what sexual abuse does to somebody, how it affects their relations with others, how their mind works as a consequence. Except to say that... I know a couple of people now who have been sexually abused as kids and they absolutely reject any kind of straightforward approach to t...
by Catamari
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [7]
Replies: 1985
Views: 181750

I just had a family revelation of the worst kind. I think I'm supposed to feel something but I just feel numb. It depends on the revelation, but I have a hunch you're referring to grief. It hits people in different ways. You may not feel anything, now, but you may in the future. When my gra...
by Catamari
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 174164

Curious how the fact that he had also violently assaulted his girlfriend is relegated to the end of the report. It makes sense. News sites are all in it for ad revenue and clicks. "Man arrested for domestic violence" is, sadly, more common (and, therefore, less interesting) than &...

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