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Comment: Mmmm delicious material design (Score 3, Interesting) 112

Contextless, textless, unlabelled icons I take it then?
No separation of data using small 1 pixel width dividing lines, shading, or anything really, just one big flat white (or whatever colour they choose) mess?

Difficulty in easily identifying data because it's not highlighted or accentuated in any particular way?
Yep, love that material design. It's clever stuff.

Comment: Mine is mounted in a cupboard (Score 2) 253

Bottom, far corner, that impossible area to get to.
In summer, unfortunately due to 7200rpm disks (not my choice) they hit 134f, so I've had to add a fan pointed directly at it which will run for about 5 months solid.

It's actually mounted there for noise, I've got quite a small apartment.
I'm also running FreeNAS on the server, I use a dedicated HTPC with Kodi (XBMC) on it for playback. Quite a nice, quiet, good looking one too.

I routed wires there with cable ties, drill, hanging hooks etc, it's all a pretty neat install, considering it's in a back corner with my spare blender next to it.
I've only once had to hook up a monitor to it, due to a poor upgrade from the FreeNAS crew, that should be fixed now. I'd recommend, if you can somehow - at least dangling a very long VGA cable off it or something or a very long USB cable. Even if you almost never use them, that one time you do, could really save hassles.

Comment: I am the statistic you should listen to. (Score 0) 221

by AbRASiON (#49258025) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa


I hope that got your attention.
Go on google images and type in "penal scrotal webbing"
I have this, I don't want it, I didn't ask for it. Luckily my dick still works but it's a bit ugly and can cause some sex issues.

I resent my parents, I resent the doctor and I resent society for this thing, I DO.NOT.WANT.DONE
Circumcision on infants should be banned as genital mutilation.

Anyone defending this "but, but mine was cut and it's fine" that's meaningless tripe. Meaningless. Mine is not fine and it was cut and it WOULD BE FINE were it not cut.
This is a non essential surgical procedure, the guy in the news article, his dick was fucked up from circumcision, this guys story is particularly bad.

Unfortunately, I can put all the passion into a post I want, it's not going to suddenly go away, but if I can convince just one person to reconsider, it's a start, or even consider someone else to at least agree with me and propogate the word.

Just to re-state, I have a defective penis, which has too little 'penis skin' and too much 'ball skin' because someone decided my dick should be diced up without my consent.

Comment: Take this shit back to NeoGAF (Score 1) 225

by AbRASiON (#49213933) Attached to: Another Upscaled Console Game: Battlefield Hardline

I'm so fucking sick of it, I'm SO SICK OF IT.

If you want 1080p ALL the time and 60fps ALL the time then buy a goddamned PC.
Consoles are not the be all and end all of power, the new consoles are not ultra beast powerhouses, they are affordable gaming boxes, which are surprisingly powerful for the cost.

I can't believe I once identified as a PC gamer who loved insulting peasant console people. Now that I'm older, I just want to play some games, I really dont' give a damn.
60fps MANDATORY or QQ!!! :( :( Nope! - only 60fps mandatory games, 2D fighting, racing, online fps high intensity twitch shooters.
You wanna demand 60fps minimum in my single player storyline focused games? Nope. Shut up. Stop whining, stop badgering developers. Go to NeoGAF and cry with the rest of them.

Comment: I developed this crap when I hit 35 (Score 1) 55

by AbRASiON (#49187363) Attached to: Ubisoft Has New Video Game Designed To Treat Lazy Eye

Bloody annoying.
As my eye quality slowly degraded, I found at night, when I was straining to read something my left eye would just basically say "look, I'm wasting everyones time here, do you mind if I shut down?" and it would just pull a C3PO and just whirrrr and look down to the lower left.

Quite annoying considering I wasn't a "lazy eye" guy previously.
Seems to particularly kick in when I'm tired too.

I wonder if there's a way to get glasses which are slightly worse in one eye to make the other one pick it's game up?

Comment: Didn't read article, did read summary. (Score 2, Interesting) 233

by AbRASiON (#49162795) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

I enjoyed the FIRST of the new Star Trek movies, it was a good popcorn flick and I was satisfied how they handled the trek universe for the most part, regardless of the lack of utopian optomism. The second movie though, not so good most of the way through, but when they re-did "that scene" - wow.
WOW Holy shit, they brought out an inner Trek Nerd I didn't even know existed in me. That was insulting as fuck. The most touching scene in the history of Star Trek, re-hashed as an homage? Fuck off.

Ultimately though the article summary is correct, there's this innocent wonder, optomism and good in the vast majority of Star Trek, particularly ToS and TNG which is just doesn't exist in most other movies or TV shows. It's sorely lacking in the world.
I've always been a cynical bastard who loves to hate on things, loves a dark theme but it's so over done now, SO over done. It's sad that it's refreshing to see people with clear, honest, straight up good values.

I'm not a big fan of the Marvel movies (they aren't terrible) but I really like Captain America. If you told me 15 years ago, I'd like Captain America, I wouldn't believe you. I'd say "that's lame" "he's a dork" "who cares". But now? In the society we're all living in? Captain America is refreshingly good and nice, it's great. (This is also why the original 1977 Superman is a masterpiece, it's an archive of a time long gone where good was good because it's right)

I fear that with the death of Gene Roddenberry and the worlds ever intense focus on money, which while always existing, has become sharpened the last decade or two, you're just not going to see a classic return to original, cheesy, fun Star Trek. It has to have an edge to appeal to the mainstream. Maybe some tits or a fistfight or someone lying or cheating or bullshit drama.
In TnG when someone cheated or did something bad, it was addressed, it was weird, they investigated, found why the person was sad / angry / hateful and they fixed it because it's not productive, it's not good to be like that. Nowadays as per /the norm/ someone is going to be a piece of shit with all these complexities in a TV show, cheating / lying / playing games / one upping people is normal behaviour on standard television :/

ToS and TnG might be utopian and cheesy but it's in a good way. I laugh with them and I laugh at them and when I laugh at them, I don't dislike it. I just go "oh Star Trek" and keep on watching. Unfortunately for most people, that shit won't play anymore. The people who respect that kind of television are few and far between now.

As for Nimoy, RIP indeed :( RIP - if I can give you all one piece of advice, go read his timeline of tweets for the last couple of years, he'll tell you one critical thing. STOP.SMOKING.NOW

RIP Spock and RIP good values in television and movies, arguably, RIP Star Trek

Comment: Re:what about this rarely-considered feature? (Score 4, Informative) 235

by AbRASiON (#49160233) Attached to: Samsung Officially Unpacks Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge At MWC

Mod anon up, important question.
Also often overlooked

Audio quality from headphone port
Speakerphone quality
Mic quality
Time to charge (addressed in this case)
Shock resistance
Warranty period
Quality of service from provider (hate to tip the hat to Apple but holy crap good service)
Screen brightness in the sun

Comment: Have they rolled in all the updates? (Score 3, Informative) 132

by AbRASiON (#49150983) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

If you want to "make your own" copy of Windows 7, similar to the slipstreaming method, you can download a legit copy of Windows 7, SP1 but the updates much beyond that are missing.

The only way to make your own, is a very complex process, but you basically install Windows 7, install all the updates, then run a sysprep to remove all your customisations (but keep updates) then you boot off a bootable ISO and re-compress that install into a .WIM file and put that on your DVD / USB key. It's .. interesting but overly complicated.

Also a Windows 7 installable ISO, if you use an ISO editor and delete the fucking STUPID "EI.CFG" file (google it) from the ISO, when you install it will prompt you "which would you like to install" - from Home Basic up to Ultimate, saving you needing multiple forms of media (fucking Microsoft)
I do not however, believe you can install Windows 7 Ultimate, install patches, ("slipstream") sysprep re-compress back into a WIM file AND then install from a single ISO without EI.CFG - it will specifically install whatever version you've done your slipstreaming on, unfortunately.

Why can't these cocks make it easy? Single image file, installs any version, dependent upon key, and up to date?

Comment: Oldschool (Score 1) 466

by AbRASiON (#49144129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

I used to keep a PCMCIA network adapter lying around for this kind of thing in my nerd toolkit but it's 2015, this is some seriously old gear you're working with here.

I also no longer have laplink cables, either serial or parallel so I'm afraid the "pull the disk" suggestion is the best option.
You could use a USB to IDE adapter (if your board doesn't have IDE)

Many of those come with 44pin laptop plugs regardless.
If you're going to use your motherboard, you're going to want one of these suckers.

Luckily IDE has been around a hell of a long time and it's extremely unlikely it's older than IDE.
This is probably going to be the easiest solution for you, serial / parallel could be quite fun and interesting but who has goddamn time for it? Just pull the disk.

Evolution is a million line computer program falling into place by accident.