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[#] Wed Dec 16 2020 19:34:24 EST from Nurb432

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I knew exactly why i was there, at first. And what i was running away from. First year is a total blur. I know i went and did stuff.. but that is about all i can remember. Year 2, i looked around, in an 'school' apartment with 3 other guys, some 5 hours from home with a broke car and thought, wtf am i doing this is serious, i gotta get things in order, like right now.   Ended up on deans list, and teaching others before i left. Most of them got honors too. 

On the car thing: So as not to bother my parents and look like an idiot, i decided to take a greyhound home to gather my other car and work out how to get the other home.   NEVER again will i do that. it was a 9 hour ride. I remember the dread that i felt when they turned the opposite direction from home.. 'arrgh'. and stopped at EVERY DAMNED town between....  i should have just rented a u-haul and a car trailer, but the thought never crossed my younger and stupid self. Been a lot nicer and far shorter trip, and no return trip later that summer to bring the broke car back home to work on ( which was an adventure all on its own. Man i was stupid.. so were my friends, but we didnt die or goto jail.. ). But i guess the trip gave me a long boring evening to reflect on what the hell was going on in my life.  

 

Wed Dec 16 2020 09:42:51 EST from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

 There are a lot of kids in college who really just don't know why they're there yet. 

 



[#] Wed Dec 16 2020 23:45:10 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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My daughter took a Senior trip with a few friends from Phoenix to LA on the dog. 

We let her. Figured it was a valuable learning lesson. It certainly was. :) 

 

Wed Dec 16 2020 19:34:24 EST from Nurb432 @ Uncensored

I knew exactly why i was there, at first. And what i was running away from. First year is a total blur. I know i went and did stuff.. but that is about all i can remember. Year 2, i looked around, in an 'school' apartment with 3 other guys, some 5 hours from home with a broke car and thought, wtf am i doing this is serious, i gotta get things in order, like right now.   Ended up on deans list, and teaching others before i left. Most of them got honors too. 

On the car thing: So as not to bother my parents and look like an idiot, i decided to take a greyhound home to gather my other car and work out how to get the other home.   NEVER again will i do that. it was a 9 hour ride. I remember the dread that i felt when they turned the opposite direction from home.. 'arrgh'. and stopped at EVERY DAMNED town between....  i should have just rented a u-haul and a car trailer, but the thought never crossed my younger and stupid self. Been a lot nicer and far shorter trip, and no return trip later that summer to bring the broke car back home to work on ( which was an adventure all on its own. Man i was stupid.. so were my friends, but we didnt die or goto jail.. ). But i guess the trip gave me a long boring evening to reflect on what the hell was going on in my life.  

 

Wed Dec 16 2020 09:42:51 EST from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

 There are a lot of kids in college who really just don't know why they're there yet. 

 



 



[#] Thu Dec 17 2020 10:42:20 EST from Nurb432

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"will this ride ever end"   " are we there yet"  

 

No. 

Wed Dec 16 2020 23:45:10 EST from ParanoidDelusions @ Uncensored

My daughter took a Senior trip with a few friends from Phoenix to LA on the dog. 

We let her. Figured it was a valuable learning lesson. It certainly was. :) 

 



[#] Thu Dec 17 2020 12:09:38 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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LOL

 

Thu Dec 17 2020 10:42:20 EST from Nurb432 @ Uncensored

"will this ride ever end"   " are we there yet"  

 

No. 

 


[#] Thu Dec 24 2020 07:31:05 EST from Nurb432

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To continue a pointless topic that was in the wrong place :) 

 

 

Daily Driver:

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Older Intel I5 ( 7260U ) + average speed M.2  + 32G ram ( not that it would effect boot times unless its so low you are swapping at start )

Debian 10 ( with all updates )

From "boot timeout"( which is graphical-ish ) to X11 ( LXDM in my case )  login ~ 5 seconds.   Displays about 3 lines of text for about a second then Debian logo the rest of the time.   Non stock services: Docker ( 1 auto start ) MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache.

From login to desktop, under a second. Assuming i can type my dammed password right :)

For average end user id say pretty acceptable both in speed and appearance. If they blink they would never see the text. Windows is noticeably slower to boot on the same box. A lot more? No. just enough that a person would notice and grumble. "is it done yet"

 

Couple of ARM boards to follow.   

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[#] Thu Dec 24 2020 12:07:29 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I've been reliably taking Citadel rooms off topic since I discovered the software around 1987. 

I'll do some times on my machines and report them here with specs. Debian is slower than OS X or Windows in my house - by a significant margin. 

 

Thu Dec 24 2020 07:31:05 EST from Nurb432

To continue a pointless topic that was in the wrong place :) 

 

 

 



[#] Thu Dec 24 2020 14:24:12 EST from Nurb432

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What i should do is get one of those Lenovos and pull it out of the cluster then load different OSs on it. That way its fair by using the same exact hardware ( and loading the same app software ). They are new enough to have video drivers for widows, and i know people have been putting OSX on them, ill have to look into how that is done these days,

Not that it really means anything, just an interesting diversion over the holidays as i'm bored and dont feel like doing anything constructive ( i did that today . the great purge of 2020 started as im dumping nearly all of what is left of my dead tree books, and all my 'electronics' supplies ( resisters, transistors, bla bla. component stuff )

hu Dec 24 2020 12:07:29 EST from ParanoidDelusions

I've been reliably taking Citadel rooms off topic since I discovered the software around 1987. 

I'll do some times on my machines and report them here with specs. Debian is slower than OS X or Windows in my house - by a significant margin. 

 

Thu Dec 24 2020 07:31:05 EST from Nurb432

To continue a pointless topic that was in the wrong place :) 

 

 

 



 



[#] Fri Dec 25 2020 00:33:06 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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None of them are *intolerable*, anymore... 

But when I was getting Citadel up and running on the Dell OptiPlex - I was rebooting Debian *a lot*. :) 

 

Thu Dec 24 2020 14:24:12 EST from Nurb432

What i should do is get one of those Lenovos and pull it out of the cluster then load different OSs on it. That way its fair by using the same exact hardware ( and loading the same app software ). They are new enough to have video drivers for widows, and i know people have been putting OSX on them, ill have to look into how that is done these days,

Not that it really means anything, just an interesting diversion over the holidays as i'm bored and dont feel like doing anything constructive ( i did that today . the great purge of 2020 started as im dumping nearly all of what is left of my dead tree books, and all my 'electronics' supplies ( resisters, transistors, bla bla. component stuff )

hu Dec 24 2020 12:07:29 EST from ParanoidDelusions

I've been reliably taking Citadel rooms off topic since I discovered the software around 1987. 

I'll do some times on my machines and report them here with specs. Debian is slower than OS X or Windows in my house - by a significant margin. 

 

Thu Dec 24 2020 07:31:05 EST from Nurb432

To continue a pointless topic that was in the wrong place :) 

 

 

 



 



 



[#] Sun Jan 10 2021 10:17:11 EST from Nurb432

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Anyone ever hear of this before?

https://onionbalance.readthedocs.io/en/latest/



[#] Thu Jan 14 2021 19:16:04 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Evidently not. 

Wondering if the best room to rave about the Pi400 would be this room, the Linux room, or if maybe Citadel needs an ARM room. 

In any case... for $100 USD... the Pi 400 is a pretty competent little computer. I probably should have gotten the 8GB model - if it is available, but 4GB is performing solidly so far. I'm on it right now. 

 

It is a particular good little computer if you want to introduce your rugrats to computing, I'd think. The default build is very education oriented. I wish I had one of these when I was 10-12. Scatch3 is an interesting introduction to programming concepts. Who knows, maybe this will be the thing that helps programming finally click for me. 

Also... I'm kind of in the job market... 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 08:20:00 EST from Nurb432

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Ack. sorry to hear you are out hitting the bricks. This is a bad time to be looking :(

 

While an ARM room isn't a bad idea, where does it stop? I want a RISC-V room, Moe wants a x86. Jerry wants FPGA...



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 10:46:21 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Well... things are still up in the air... but we'll see how the bricks fall. It seems to be mostly a matter of if I decide to throw them at anyone or not, at this point. ;)

But I'm not really great at holding back - as you may have noticed. :D

To celebrate the economic uncertainty - I just bought a $680.00 FPGA Amiga (Vampire V4 Standalone) from Germany. Because... obviously I'll have a lot of free time to kill once I am unemployed - and what better way to do so than absorbing myself in a 30 year old dead-end platform?

On Processor Rooms - I suppose so - but there have been so many vaguely off topic discussions that were more about ARM than about the name of the machine they're in - it seems we do end up discussing ARM specifically a lot on this BBS. :)




Fri Jan 15 2021 08:20:00 EST from Nurb432

Ack. sorry to hear you are out hitting the bricks. This is a bad time to be looking :(

 

While an ARM room isn't a bad idea, where does it stop? I want a RISC-V room, Moe wants a x86. Jerry wants FPGA...



 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 11:25:33 EST from Nurb432

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Well, ARM is the future.  Until it isn't :) 

Fri Jan 15 2021 10:46:21 EST from ParanoidDelusions



On Processor Rooms - I suppose so - but there have been so many vaguely off topic discussions that were more about ARM than about the name of the machine they're in - it seems we do end up discussing ARM specifically a lot on this BBS. :)

 

 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 12:09:17 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm not sure about THAT - but I am amused that on a BBS where so many people are rooting for that future, there isn't a dedicated ARM room. ;) 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 11:25:33 EST from Nurb432

Well, ARM is the future.  Until it isn't :) 

Fri Jan 15 2021 10:46:21 EST from ParanoidDelusions

 



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 16:11:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think we're fine with keeping it here. Remember that there are busy and not-so-busy seasons on a BBS.

I have to admit, one of the reasons I want ARM to succeed on the desktop is because I love an underdog. And although ARM is technically a proprietary architecture, it's more "open" in a multiple-suppliers sense than x86 is.
And of course, the whole world *should* have been RISC by now; it's only because of the chance selection of the 8088 by IBM forty years ago that Intel became the goliath it is today.

[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 16:21:41 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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All true. 

Hurricanes from butterfly wings. 

 

Sat Jan 16 2021 16:11:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
I think we're fine with keeping it here. Remember that there are busy and not-so-busy seasons on a BBS.

I have to admit, one of the reasons I want ARM to succeed on the desktop is because I love an underdog. And although ARM is technically a proprietary architecture, it's more "open" in a multiple-suppliers sense than x86 is.
And of course, the whole world *should* have been RISC by now; it's only because of the chance selection of the 8088 by IBM forty years ago that Intel became the goliath it is today.

 



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