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by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: After a decade it's time for a new computer
Replies: 24
Views: 5779

Re: After a decade it's time for a new computer

There's a thread over on realworldtech.com that has a lot of pros and cons of used enterprise SSDs (Linus mentions how consumer ones have a non-zero chance of losing all data if you lose power at the wrong time). Can't say I'm sold. I've been more curious out refurbished rotating drives. While the ...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: After a decade it's time for a new computer
Replies: 24
Views: 5779

Re: After a decade it's time for a new computer

for a GPU, the TITAN V looks great if you can afford it. If you don't want to spend $3000, a $400 AMD RX Vega 56 is a pretty good buy. I'm seeing the Vega 56 at 800 bucks minimum...the 1080 ti seems to be around $850-900 and from what I've heard is better It definitely depends on (Bitcoin) market c...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: After a decade it's time for a new computer
Replies: 24
Views: 5779

Re: After a decade it's time for a new computer

software that actually makes use of AVX-512 is still practically nonexistent. unless you're developing your own software that can make significant use of it, you probably won't see any benefit from it at all. I agree with your assessment for AVX512. AVX512 is too new and too expensive (for now), no...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: After a decade it's time for a new computer
Replies: 24
Views: 5779

Re: After a decade it's time for a new computer

And I don't know what kind of processor you need to get AVX-512, but if you've got a workload that can make significant use of that, you'd see a significant benefit over even Sandy Bridge on that front alone. AVX-512 is locked to Skylake-Servers (that's i9-series and Xeon Silver/ Xeon Gold / Xeon P...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Equifax is hacked

The USA has no system of passwords or computer security at all. IIRC, Canada has a national identity program backed by two-factor authentication which solves the issue. So the USA can adopt something like that. Uh if we have that I'm not aware of it. I have an SIN which is almost identical in funct...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Equifax is hacked

As for SSN, yeah, it's about time it was not used for anything except government record keeping. But what's the best alternative? Biometric stuff like finger prints and iris scans? Not sure how that'd work. SSN and Biometrics are usernames , not passwords. SSN is a perfectly fine username. The prob...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 12728

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

What? I don't understand what you mean by "your labor". No, the house is the collateral. The bank gives you a loan on the condition that if you can't pay it, they own the house instead of you. You are the sole owner of that property. but you don't pay the loan on the house with the house ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Equifax is hacked

*In all seriousness, you can check by providing your last 6 digits of your social security to Equifax. Not 4 because the hackers have that already. In all seriousness, that technically signs away your ability to class action lawsuit those jackasses. Because Equifax is a bunch of jackasses Also, the...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Equifax is hacked

I have no loans but I have a couple of bank accounts and retirement accounts. Am I at risk from this? Lets put it this way. Do you have a credit score? And btw: Credit Cards count as a loan. Cause the guys in charge of that just got hacked. They claim only 182-thousand are affected. So if you're op...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Re: Equifax is hacked

Well, maybe this will spur some actual regulatory reforms with cyber security, oh who am I kidding, the Republicans are in charge. I've always been pissed at the credit bureaus of America. Who the fuck decided that three for-profit companies should track everybody's loan information anyway and hous...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4582

Equifax is hacked

For those who don't know, Equifax is a big credit company in the USA. In effect, whenever you take out a loan or open up a bank account... the bank will then double-check your information on Equifax. In effect, this allows Bank of America to see your "credit history", even if your last loa...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?
Replies: 25
Views: 3831

Re: Why is there red on both sides of digital rainbow images?

Xanthir wrote:I think an old blog post of mine will help.


Soooo... in short... we see a bit of red because red is what we see.

Tautology confirmed!!!
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Magnetic Knife Block help
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Magnetic Knife Block help

Quick background, since I started sharpening knives, my kitchen went from too few useable knives too way too many sharp ones crammed into a bunch of drawers. * I was too lazy to throw them out, and now I sharpened them all. Buy these instead There's nothing wrong with cramming your knives into draw...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 12728

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0 I realize that this is a 30-minute video, but its one of the best available online with regards to simple economic principles. Debt is how the current world works, in part because debt is simply the grease of the system. In fact, currency itself is just a ...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3715

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

Hey, fuck you man. I've got problems remembering whether or not Digimon are the champions and what exactly they are in the first place. Real-talk though: If you haven't seen the Butterfly opening, you really need to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sGsBgm1EMg The English Dub opening for com...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3715

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

I said this before in an other thread, but then you also have the cases where the dubs are quite funny (if not very respectful of the original thing). Ghost Stories is one of the best examples of a Gag Dub, but didn't seem to be mentioned there (although I mentioned it earlier). The original Japane...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5079
Views: 401501

Re: Trump presidency

The more he tests it, the more it might become evident it's only 20-25% of voters. If Breitbart continues to attack his working with Pelosi and Schumer, it might drop significantly below that (with the off-chance of grabbing back some of his more moderate voters). Absolute numbers don't mean much. ...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5079
Views: 401501

Re: Trump presidency

Trump, in an apparent twist to fuck over his own party, begins to side with Democrats on a number of issues. Granted, Trump may just be recognizing that all of the goals in September won't be accomplished without the Democrats. So Trump is making a decent play here as far as governance goes. * Hurr...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5079
Views: 401501

Re: Trump presidency

Trump, in an apparent twist to fuck over his own party, begins to side with Democrats on a number of issues. Granted, Trump may just be recognizing that all of the goals in September won't be accomplished without the Democrats. So Trump is making a decent play here as far as governance goes. * Hurri...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

As someone firmly on the left, I would strongly prefer it if the bullshit that right-wingers spewed about my side was entirely bullshit with no basis in reality, so when people identifying as on the same side as me actually say and do the kind of things that right-wingers like to claim to make us l...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

I've moved some issues over to PM, but I feel like publicly still discussing this one issue: Then there's nothing left to discuss. There's no need to drag something out if you agree with the core principles of my words. I don't agree that political violence is on the rise, and I don't agree that Tru...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

No, I got it; that was never a point I was contending. Then there's nothing left to discuss. There's no need to drag something out if you agree with the core principles of my words. If you agree with me that Antifa is violent, then everything else is just background noise. Basically, you've just be...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

Because white supremacists weren't fucking lynching people in the 60s? For fucks sake man. MLK's dedication to non-violence was exemplary. Today's violence is minor in comparison. And your attempts to change the historical context will continue to be ignored by me. You were the one who said politic...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

Whether or not MLK would support or oppose Antifa is ultimately irrelevant; the excerpt was meant to illustrate the depths to which moderates like yourself will go to try and paint all sides as 'wrong' while ignoring the fact that one side is, again, standing on a heap of fucking corpses . Because ...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

More wrong than murdering people? Who was murdering people at the Berkeley rally? If the best defense of Antifa at Berkely was "Literally thousands of miles away: someone died because someone unrelated killed somebody", its not a very strong argument. This is not how you achieve the moral...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

It's super important that we talk about Antifa in the wake of Charlottesville, though, right? Because they hit people at rallies. Yes. And generally speaking, hitting people is wrong, especially if its during an otherwise peaceful protest like what was going on in Berkeley. There are other rallies ...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

Erm... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/congressman-steve-scalise-shot-alexandria-virginia-park-n772111 Look, there are left-wing terrorists who have guns and are perfectly willing to kill Republicans. We're not talking about extreme left-wing terrorists; we're also not talking about extreme ri...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

One hasn't killed anybody; one has killed, is killing, and will continue to kill Erm... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/congressman-steve-scalise-shot-alexandria-virginia-park-n772111 Look, there are left-wing terrorists who have guns and are perfectly willing to kill Republicans for no reason...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah they were just peacefully advocating a polite nonviolent genocide. The Berkeley Rally? Erm... no. They weren't. http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/08/24/anti-marxist-rally-organizer-says-white-supremacists-violence-not-welcome-berkeley/ “That is an outright lie that this mayor is propagating,” s...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Re: Trump presidency

SlyReaper, your inability or unwillingness to remember something doesn't make it unreal. Your ignorance of the truth doesn't make it unreal. And property damage isn't the same as violence against people, so yes, just semiviolent. Only the fascists have shown up to protests with guns and a willingne...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 277744

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

what makes a good password A password is a human memorized secret. And that's all there is to it. Therefore, a good password is one with the most entropy with the least amount of effort to memorize. The only matters left to discuss is whether or not you think Randall's entropy calculations are wron...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32466

Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Split from Trump thread. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/01/antifa-charlottesville-violence-fbi-242235 Politico is reporting that in 2016 (Under Obama Presidency), FBI / Homeland security states that Antifa conducts "domestic terrorist violence". Not a good look for the left, especi...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 86
Views: 21070

Re: Chess!

I'd be interested in seeing the analysis of this position. As I said, because of the free move at the start for White The Puzzle states explicitly "Black to Move", so Black actually has the first move. Anyway, Stockfish has found that the optimal play is in fact the path you were talking ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 86
Views: 21070

Re: Chess!

I made a mistake with my analysis earlier. My previous post makes no damn sense. King is very dead with 2. Rf1. 1. ... Rc3 2. Rf1, B(Harry Potter)c5. 3. Q tries to block, Harry Potter takes Queen, ggs. No, because you can block with Rf2 instead. If the bishop captures the rook, you can esca...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 86
Views: 21070

Re: Chess!

Assuming both players are playing optimally though, White would be responding to the mate threat, not to a hung piece. Having the opposing player get an unforced move in a puzzle is kind of unusual. Sorry, I'm not good working this out without a board in front of me.... how is the king dead fro...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 86
Views: 21070

Re: Chess!

I don't think you can force a mate in 3 in this position unless White blunders. In the given solution, white can escape the puzzle by doing something like 2.Qf5 instead of 2. Qxc3 [edit]Or 2. Rf1 Hmm, but White isn't necessarily trying to kill Hermione. I don't think a Queen x Rook trade is...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5079
Views: 401501

Re: Trump presidency

This is all great but I suspect we are missing the point here. A terrifying number of US citizens are fighting for their lives in the face of a freak weather event. The US president refuses to accept the testimony of his own scientists on climate change. But from the analysis I've read, that's not ...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5079
Views: 401501

Re: Trump presidency

If general indifference to all traffic laws while having "driving around" a significant part of your job... Yeah, if that were true. But are cops "generally indifferent" to all traffic laws? There are over 10,000+ police departments in the USA. Not necessarily every city has its...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 86
Views: 21070

Re: Chess!

The "Harry Potter" chess puzzle. ( Original Youtube Video here ) http://i.imgur.com/feTg6Bm.png There are important restrictions on this puzzle. In particular, Ron has to sacrifice himself so that Harry Potter can deliver a checkmate, as per the first Harry Potter movie. According to the Y...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 277744

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

EDIT: Lemme think about this a bit more. I'll restore my post (if no one has posted), or repost later. EDIT2: Upon further thought, I think Eebster the Great is correct. Knight, that is emphatically not a birthday attack. That is a brute force attack. You simply guess random passwords until one of t...

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