Is it too obvious to point out that it isn't so much the length of the password that is important, but how you use it? The luckiest, of course, are able to take advantage of both.
Ah, crud, yeah, I heard about the book, but I have been living in China since just before it came out and don't pay much attention to decadent Western media.
Tom Hanks needs the cash, Da Vinci Code Part 2, coming up!
Yes, you are right, it is specific to the HDMI output, and yes, I have the same driver installed. As I said, I could use the DVI output from the motherboard for my 'small' monitor, but that causes some bizarre window relocation issues when waking up out of sleep (windows that were on one monitor will appear on another monitor when coming out of sleep, where the monitor they will wind up on 90%+ of the time is the one that is usually off (my TV, across the room). I have that problem with my current config, as well, but it happens only ~25% of the time. It appears to be related to my big DisplayPort monitor logically disconnecting (or being disconnected) when entering sleep and so Windows shifts the windows that were on it to the next monitor in line (which if my TV is plugged into the HDMI port on my video card would be it, but the fact that even when my TV is plugged into the motherboard and thus is 3rd in line it happens is what I find completely baffling), though whether it is actually at entering sleep or exiting sleep that the shift is occurring, I am not certain. 3 or more monitors does seem to be a corner condition, as the window movements never happens with only two monitors plugged in, no matter the configuration I tested.
If anyone has a better reason why this might be happening or how to prevent it, I would love to hear it, because it is really annoying. I have tried various "Power Window" type programs, but none of them have resolved the problem.
Was my original posting really a Troll (as currently moderated)? Strange how an honest statement of how Windows 8.1 affected me (though I believe it is Intel's issue more than Microsoft's) in a thread about how the upgrade might affect people would be considered a Troll.
I installed 8.1 and the first two things I noticed- 1) it reset my icon size to medium, which on my 2560x1440 monitor looks ridiculous and given how they imported all my other settings... why? and 2) the HDMI output of my motherboard stopped working. After installing 8.1, I did some searching and apparently Sandy Bridge was not included in Intel's beta driver development for graphics for 8.1 and there is no known development being done for Sandy Bridge, so if I want to continue using my computer to communicate via the HDMI port to my television I need to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge, drive my 'small' 2nd monitor off of VGA (no fscking way, but supposedly analog ports off of S.B. are working fine- I haven't tested it), or upgrade my video card to one that can drive a 3rd (non-DP) monitor. Yes, I could also switch my DVI 2nd monitor to the mobo and put my TV into the HDMI on my video card, but that causes some really strange window relocation issues when waking out of sleep- I have tried that in the past.
For people using only on-board video via HDMI to their sole monitor and without a desire to upgrade S.B. or buy a new computer, it must be enraging. I guess I am lucky, upgrading this motherboard (ASRock Extreme4 Gen3) to Ivy Bridge was something I was planning to do this month, anyway. For Intel not to include Sandy Bridge, a chip only about 2 years old, in their driver development for 8.1 is pretty lame. A Microsoft suggestion was to reinstall the Intel video drivers with compatibility settings for Win 7 or 8, but that didn't work for me.
^^^^ THIS!!!! OMFG, why oh why today do I have no mod points.
Hmmm, I never thought of comparing Bryon to Eminem (with better rap, admittedly) before.
I didn't need that image. Thanks!
Does Portuguese not have a way to differentiate between America (short hand for U.S.A.) and Americas (shorthand for North, Central, and South America as a whole? In Spanish, for example, FIBA Americas is the name for Mexican-founded basketball league that covers all of the Americas. Although, to confuse things the American Baseball League allows those naughty Canadians to play as pretend Americans, it seems (well, they usually do get paid in USD, so why not).
When I started with Motorola in the mid/late '80s, the RISC processor called the 88100 was in the process of being released. It was a physical monstrosity compared to the MC68030 and prior, and consumed an outrageous 25 watts. I made a comment to one of the architects that they should have put it in a circular package instead of square one, and he went off about how incredibly wasteful that would be, how hard it would be to escape the signals, etc... before finally asking me why would I even consider that. I said, at 25 watts, it would make a much better coffee warmer than the 68030 (the 68030 was on the order of a 2.5W CPU, typically passively cooled).
I learned that day that some architects have very little sense of humor.
Later, talking to some Intel reps about the BTX specification that was in the planning stages, I suggested that they put a metal plate standing up from the motherboard in their spec, between the graphics card slot and the CPU. When asked why, I suggested it was so that in a tower case, a person could place their cookies or brownies on the plate to cook, given that their CPU was 25 watts over the 100W bulb used in an Easy Bake Oven (TM somebody, I forget) and with all the fans, the convection cooking capability could be wonderful. This discussion was going on as I was trying to convince them to let us (my employer at the time, Dell) produce a demonstration desktop computer around Yonah (mobile CPU, prior to Intel giving up on the P4 architecture, which was competitive with the P4 on integer benchmarks, but had relatively poor fp performance). Funny thing about that, they seemed more offended about my suggestion that a 'mobile' cpu architecture could be competitive in a desktop environment than their current desktop CPU offering could make every office smell like chocolate chip cookies every day. My, how the worm turned.
Postal Service Bank's log-in only works with IE (fails on Chrome and Firefox last I tested), but at least it works with IE8.
—Isaac Asimov (1920–1992)
Most of us have probably heard this quote before, but physicists at the Large Hadron Collider involved in the LHCb experiment might have come http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/aug/02/has-lhcb-spotted-physics-beyond-the-standard-model">face to face with it (with a confidence level of 4.5 so far).
Any predictions where this unexpected decay behavior of a B-meson could take the standard model?"
Easy fix: next time you are in China get arrested and thrown into a Chinese jail. Forced emersion and I bet no one will be bugging you to practice their English.
Perhaps they might be buggering you to practice their English, though...
> Flash is orders of magnitude slower than DRAM
You will find that the datasheets I posted elsewhere in this thread show flash at a semiconductor technology level to be 2-10 times slower than modern DRAM. That is not 'orders of magnitude'.
It is for powers of 2.
I paid 2100 RMB (about 330 USD) for my HKC 2560x1440 27" monitor. Supports HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, VGA (to get those, means they splurged on a video scaler), has audio input, and was pixel perfect. Color rendition is surprisingly good, far better than I anticipated, but that is only eyeballing it and not using a colorimeter. Oh, and has wonderfully crappy 2W speakers if you are into torturing your ears more than your eyes.
There was a brand called Sekei available with a 50" 4K TV on NewEgg not that long ago for... about $900, I think it was? I forgot to save a link to it, unfortunately, and I can't locate them now. Pity. I did find a link to info about the panel, though. Would be fun if it could actually do 120 Hz at 4K res, that is only for 1080P or lower.
Almost two hundred comments, and not one person has commented (that I saw) about how this might encourage engineers and users to start letting out the magic smoke on purpose.
Or maybe more like this magic smoke is REALLY magic.
Putting the magic in magic smoke.
* yes, I am quite aware that you are more likely to get cancer from putting your nose close to that super-cap when it blows than getting high, but the comment potential is still 'high'. *rimshot*