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by Korrente
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: CPU Temps

I actually had speccy before anything else, it's what led me to realize there was an error. I moved to try speedfan because it was more general and well known. Thanks, though.
by Korrente
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Listening to COM Ports
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Listening to COM Ports

I'm very confused. I've tried putty, the arduino monitor, and a couple demo programs, and Nothing will pick up the data coming off this port. COM3 is the only thing open on the system, and Google Earth is reading the GPS just fine...but nothing else is. Any ideas? Edit: I think Putty isn't working b...
by Korrente
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Listening to COM Ports
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Listening to COM Ports

Can someone recommend a good program to view and log traffic over a COM port? I have a USB GPS on COM3 that I want to capture the raw data from and log. I should note 'free' and 'Window 7 64bit' are keywords. I'm also thinking about making a little python script to edit the data, if anyone knows a g...
by Korrente
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bystanders Rescue Crashed Plane
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Bystanders Rescue Crashed Plane

Somewhat nice news for a change! http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/bystander_anchorage_street_cessna_crash_fire_rescue_merrill_202701-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS Local police want to find and formally honor the bystanders who, on June 2, managed to save four of five occupants from a burning Cessna 206 tha...
by Korrente
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unregistered Windows 7
Replies: 4
Views: 5520

Re: Unregistered Windows 7

You could probably pull the rearm trick to update for a few times. You can reset the trial timer in W7 three times by opening command prompt as an admin and typing slmgr -rearm. If you're fine with the unregistered feel, you can use this to download updates every once in a while. I'm using this meth...
by Korrente
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer Tower Down!
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Computer Tower Down!

If everything's working fine, everything probably is fine. I would check the PCI cards and whatnot if you have them, they might be loose. If a CD was running it might be scratched, and then the HDD like you're doing. Other than that, if it turns on it should be okay.
by Korrente
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Virtual Machines

Just wanted to let you know that it didn't work. I tried VMing XP and Ubuntu 9.04 (which had a ton of problems) and neither would recognize the adapter as being attached. I'm going to dual-boot 32bit Ubuntu, that should solve the problem assuming I can get drivers.
by Korrente
Sat May 29, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Virtual Machines

The adapter sucks, but it works. And I don't have a serial card as I mainly use my tablet but the adapter worked the day before I upgraded to 64 bit, then saw that their website says "...does not work with 64 bit OSs, but [You can buy another more expensive one that does!]..."
by Korrente
Sat May 29, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Virtual Machines

It's a Belkin USB/Serial Adapter, and the drivers will install under 64 Bit Windows 7, but Windows wont recognize the device when I plug it in. 32 Bit did. I'm replacing the device itself (a GPS) with something newer and USB/Bluetooth native soon, but I still really like this model because of its fu...
by Korrente
Wed May 26, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Virtual Machines

I have Windows 7 Pro 64bit and some serial hardware that wont work with 64bit OS's. Can I use the device in a VM setting? I don't know if the free XP (or a Linux distro) is 64 or 32 or if it just uses leftover RAM from the main OS. Using a VM would be much easier for what I want to do than dual-boot...
by Korrente
Sun May 23, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Sex?
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Re: Why Sex?

I would think it's also a good way to keep bad genes from spreading. A cancer cell is going to keep on multiplying and multiplying happily because it thinks it's supposed to. A cancer organism (whatever that is) isn't going to get much sex, and therefore the trait won't spread. A bit semantic, it wo...
by Korrente
Sat May 22, 2010 6:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rand Paul, Rachel Maddow, Civil Rights, Libertarianism
Replies: 78
Views: 8454

Re: Rand Paul, Rachel Maddow, Civil Rights, Libertarianism

I would apologize for my state voting him in, but I generally disown Kentucky anyway. He was elected with his "I'm gonna deregulate everything 'cause I'm a Reagan Republican!" crap, not to mention Sara Palin's 'support'. He has some how weaseled his way out of every condemning question any...
by Korrente
Thu May 20, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: CPU Temps

HWMonitor did not work. I couldn't find the maybe-sensor that Speedfan was picking up, and it still gave (positive) 64C for all four cores, though it would occasionally move to 63 or 65 for a moment.
BIOS says it's reading in Celsius, also.
by Korrente
Mon May 17, 2010 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: CPU Temps

I said I wasn't sure if it was reading the right one. I read the BIOS at "73" and then open speedfan which reports a totally wrong CPU temp (-64C, constantly), but there's another item that says 73C which rises when I put a load on the CPU, so I inferred that it was just mislabeling the se...
by Korrente
Mon May 17, 2010 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: CPU Temps

I've considered making a DIY liquid cooler. I have more than enough parts, just not the bravery or will power. And I'm kind of limited on fans because the PSU covers 1 or 2cm of one side of the fan now, and the stock fan's housing is only 2.5cm from the back of the PSU... As for thermal paste, I use...
by Korrente
Sun May 16, 2010 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CPU Temps
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

CPU Temps

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 940 I bought a few months ago, and I'm very happy with it, no problems whatsoever. However, I recently noticed it idles around 73-75C, no matter what. This seems pretty high compared to people that cool to 30-50C, but I only have the stock CPU fans (case fans are custom bu...
by Korrente
Sun May 16, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College Hunting!
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: College Hunting!

Aerospace! I'm pro-pilot, not engineering, but I've done a little research. Embry-Riddle is one of the best. Damn tough (and expensive) school to get through, but they're good. Their engineering department is top-notch and they do some cool stuff from what I saw. I almost went there but the cost and...
by Korrente
Sun May 16, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Is the phone being hacked-advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Is the phone being hacked-advice needed!

What do you mean by "very odd"? It's pretty unlikely that a phone is hacked, especially a model that appears to not be a smartphone. I had an old Motorola flip-phone that you could implant contacts and calendar items via bluetooth with the right software on another phone. You had to accep...
by Korrente
Sat May 15, 2010 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 12980

Re: A case for capital punishment.

It is a widely acknowledged fact that execution costs the state more money than life imprisonment. That's because they're doing it wrong . No. The cost of actually administering the death penalty is significantly cheaper than lifetime incarceration, even including the period of incarceration leadin...
by Korrente
Sat May 15, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 12980

Re: A case for capital punishment.

For the people who want to regard these people as inhuman; why do you think they did it? I don't want the answer "cos $20 was missing" but rather why did they, on finding $20 dollars missing, decide to prostitute their daughter while other people would just write it off as bad luck? I thi...
by Korrente
Sat May 15, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 12980

Re: A case for capital punishment.

It is a widely acknowledged fact that execution costs the state more money than life imprisonment. That's because they're doing it wrong . The utilitarian side of me says that these people appear to be of no benefit to society, besides the pleasure of never seeing them again, so get rid of them. .....
by Korrente
Fri May 07, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: physics applied to paper planes
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

Re: physics applied to paper planes

Yeah paper is going to be difficult to do scientifically. It'll be near impossible to calculate the center of gravity and the center of pressure on the plane. You might find it manually, but it wont be very accurate due to the way the plane warps and moves during flight. My advice is to be Very prec...
by Korrente
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69099

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Just took the last class with an awful lit teacher. She gave us eight 300-page novels to read and complained that they were too long. We have to write essays in "MLA" format, which consists of only using the exact style that's in her handbook. You can't use any transition or support or arg...
by Korrente
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393329

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Band Director: "I'm giving you ONE! THREE! And you're giving me NO! NO!" "Are you from Moscow? 'Cause you're Rushin'" Flight instructor, after seeing the video of the Aztec overrunning at St. Barts: "Man, you gotta wonder what he was thinking just then. But seriously, what w...
by Korrente
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EMP and Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: EMP and Engines

Good, good. Now all I have to worry about is the blast wave. And no one would waste a nuke on my little town, so I should be good.
by Korrente
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EMP and Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 762

EMP and Engines

I know this has been talked about many times but I can't really get an answer I like from the internet. I'd like to know what happens to a basic engine during an EMP event. Obviously those with electronic components and computer controlled events will be susceptible, but what about all-mechanical en...
by Korrente
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Radioactive Decay
Replies: 27
Views: 8747

Re: Radioactive Decay

Fume Troll wrote:...I still have a nagging feeling that "random" might just mean "not yet understood"...


Agreed. And asserted, as far as my paper is concerned :wink:.
by Korrente
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Radioactive Decay
Replies: 27
Views: 8747

Re: Radioactive Decay

Thanks for that, Tass. I'm actually trying to make an argument for philosophical determinism by saying that if basic particles don't behave randomly, neither can people. However, I'm not really sure what to say now :?.These 18th century philosophers should have thought a little more about quantum ph...
by Korrente
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Radioactive Decay
Replies: 27
Views: 8747

Radioactive Decay

I have an interference-proof box with a perfect vacuum. In that box is an atom. Is it possible to know when it will decay? I'm guessing no, Heisenberg Principle and etc, so how about if I knew everything there is to know about this atom, could I then accurately predict when it will decay? How would ...
by Korrente
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collatz with Python
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Re: Collatz with Python

That code will take a number you input and bring it down to 1, which is not what mine does. I have another version that does do that, but given that I don't know python to the level that's in yours, mine doesn't look like that. I don't really have a problem solving numbers with that method, I can br...
by Korrente
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collatz with Python
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Re: Collatz with Python

I had that test because I once had a third test for a == 1 until I realized that the loop ended if if did. I think the floats were just a test to see it it would go past 16.7, I thought she was using ints. Also, what am I looking for in that thread? Edit: I told her not to use floats and it worked u...
by Korrente
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collatz with Python
Replies: 10
Views: 3044

Collatz with Python

So today I read a webcomic that mentioned the Collatz Conjecture. I decided to test it out with some programming, of which I don't really have any experience. My girlfriend however is in a C++ class and wanted to out-do me. I have to questions for ye code gurus, don't laugh. Here's my source: b = 1 ...
by Korrente
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kid Controls Air Traffic
Replies: 25
Views: 3341

Re: Kid Controls Air Traffic

I think it would be hard to bring up litigation on this because the kid didn't actually 'control' anyone. The father made all the taxiing instruction calls, and the kid merely gave the takeoff and frequency change clearances. Takeoff clearance puts control into the pilot's hands, and frequency chang...
by Korrente
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kid Controls Air Traffic
Replies: 25
Views: 3341

Kid Controls Air Traffic

So this ATC guy decides to bring his son to work and let him operate the radios. No harm done until the media blows it up and the FAA turns on him. It's quite obvious from the audio that the pilots were amused and the child was told exactly what to say. In fact, the only thing he actually does is gi...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Vacuum Zeppelin
Replies: 146
Views: 64637

Re: Vacuum Zeppelin

As far as I know the origin of this idea comes from n Italian named Francesco Lana de Terzi (ca. 1631 – 22). He planned for four large evacuated copper spheres to be masted to a boat-like body. It was never built but he put forth quite a bit of research into it. On a side note, this is the first tim...
by Korrente
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greece attacks the only country offering to help
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

Re: Greece attacks the only country offering to help

Pulling the Nazis in on this? I think that means Greece loses the argument.
by Korrente
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93973
Views: 7324781

Re: Count to a Million

22,578
by Korrente
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19416

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

I've somehow missed this tread a lot. I also noticed you don't have a tenor sax player on the main list, which I would be happy to volunteer for. I do classical and am starting heavily into jazz/blues. I'm not a music major but I'm taking lessons in college and I think I'm a fairly good player (8 ye...
by Korrente
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unknown Stanley Turrentine Solo
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Unknown Stanley Turrentine Solo

So I've been working on this solo for my jazz lessons for a while now and I just did the jury Tuesday (got an A- if you're wondering) but I don't even know the name of the song. I've been posting this on a few forums and thought perhaps some of you guys might know. It's by Stanley Turrentine, and it...

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