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General Chat / Re: PortableApps/Lubuntu persistent live USB
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:20:01 PM »
It's been a while, and I now have a slightly bigger and faster USB disk. I felt like trying CrunchBang Linux Waldorf (based on Debian Wheezy) and ran into some difficulties:
  • the installer does not support btrfs
  • the kernel (3.2) doesn't support some newer btrfs features

But that's okay, one would simply...

1. create a huge ntfs partition and leave 4 GiB for an ext4 partition
2. install #! to the ext4 partition
3. using a host with good btrfs support...
3a. backup the contents of the ext4 partition
3b. reformat that partition as btrfs (either disable extref here or install a newer kernel)
3c. restore the backup to the new partition
3d. update /etc/fstab to reflect the compressed btrfs format and new UUID
3e. chroot into the partition
3e1. install btrfs-tools from wheezy-backports
3e2. if the btrfs partition has incompatible features such as extref, also install the latest kernel and initramfs-tools from wheezy-backports
3e3. run grub-install and update-grub as needed
4. boot! and configure the posixovl home partition

#! is not a hand-holding distro, but I like the minimalism! I'd expect the next release to be easier to work with, because the required functionality should be in place.


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If you'd overlook the predicament of the question itself being a question (which would make for a vapid discussion)...

When you ask for permission to ask a question, you expect a response with asymmetric information:
  • no or no response means the subject is not in the mood, effectively short-circuiting the interrogation
  • any other response enables you to continue your line of questioning

It's acceptable when you're expecting the negative response, because you'd save the bandwidth of considering the next question.

On the other hand, the positive response doesn't offer much information: after considering the next question, the subject may still reject it for various reasons. Thus, I prefer to offer some context before-hand: "I'd like to pick your brain about unicorn blood; do you have a moment?"

What kind of questions do you usually start your relationships with? I could see myself saying stuff like "Good evening. I'm Pinako, your friendly neighborhood h4xx0r. I'm here to see yo' momma..."

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I received two emails, both within minutes of interacting with the site:

Quote from: the first
We would like to share our SDK and a hardware development kit with you. In order to mail you the kit, please click on the link below to provide your address and a bit more information.
Quote from: the second
Thank you for signing up for the Windows Developer Program for IoT. We'll let you know when your kit has shipped.

So it sounds like it'll ship, but it hasn't shipped yet :3

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Heh, heh... I ordered one. There are some advantages and disadvantages vs. the Raspberry Pi, but we'll see.

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General Chat / Re: The Cheapest Smartphone Plan
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:07:02 PM »
So a while ago, I got a free [CDMA] Samsung Galaxy Victory from Sprint. It's been collecting dust, but I recently discovered that it works with FreedomPop's data/VoIP plan...
Will a Verizon CMDA phone work? I've got an old Blackberry somewhere.


Verizon... probably not, but you could check its MEID.

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General Chat / Re: The Cheapest Smartphone Plan
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:53:28 PM »
Also, WiMAX support is prolly going away at the end of 2015.

I don't think that phone supports WiMAX, so it's either EVDO or LTE. And FreedomPop/Sprint does support LTE (also spotty at the moment, but Sprint is actively building that network).

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General Chat / Re: The Cheapest Smartphone Plan
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:53 PM »
Very nice!

So a while ago, I got a free [CDMA] Samsung Galaxy Victory from Sprint. It's been collecting dust, but I recently discovered that it works with FreedomPop's data/VoIP plan:

  • $20 activation fee, $0/month
  • 500mb data (up to 1gb if I use their social network)
  • 200 minutes VoIP (does not count against data)
  • 500 text messages (does not count against data)
  • questionable customer service
  • Sprint MVNO

So, everyone knows Sprint is slow. That's fine with me, because I usually have data over WiFi. The phone has a tiny modding community, so there isn't much available beyond rooted stock Android/TouchWiz. Might be fun to try sometime.

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Show Off Your Site / Re: weekend project: multiplayer youtube audio
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:44:01 AM »
There's always time for another party :)

I've been fixing bugs! And it's open source~

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Chemical Servers / Re: CS LTS
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:15:15 PM »
Wait, you mean you're not selling CS to Jonathan? ;)

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This is fun: http://dhmholley.co.uk/civclicker.html
And this: http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/

They're remotely similar to OP's project :)

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General Chat / Re: I figure Iwould ask here first about PS4 hacking
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:14:34 PM »
Your friend could enjoy plenty of downloadable content from PlayStation®Store without being a pirate. He'd need a decent Internet connection, though.

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General Chat / Re: Blogging! :D
« on: May 29, 2014, 06:36:17 PM »
I think Pinako has a blog, does anyone else? We could circlejerk and link to eachother for maximum fun.

Indeed. I believe that's known as social networking in polite society. I've been falling behind on blogging, but I sometimes feel motivated enough to post a thing or two :)

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Show Off Your Site / Re: weekend project: multiplayer youtube audio
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:17:04 AM »
Hey, that looks like fun :) someday, I might use it for inspiration. Not gonna to touch video, though.

Meanwhile, I've redone the UI! http://jam.inportb.com/c/thh

Also a bunch of other improvements:
- persistence of volume/mute status across songs
- SoundCloud support
- basic YouTube search

On the roadmap:
- authentication/moderation/etc
- channel-specific default playlist
- history
- scrobbler
- dancing avatars

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General Chat / Re: New job~
« on: May 16, 2014, 11:01:19 AM »
Congratulations, mop!

It's okay, EpicCyndaquil... I'm older than many, and my big break hasn't come yet ;D

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General Chat / Re: Firefox the new Chrome?
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:59:15 AM »
From my understanding, Chrome is faster when it comes to anything Javascript.

Naw bro. Safari's got the WebKit FTL JIT now, powered by LLVM :o

Profile-driven compilation implies that we might invoke an optimizing compiler while the function is running and we may want to transfer the function’s execution into optimized code in the middle of a loop; to our knowledge the FTL is the first compiler to do on-stack-replacement for hot-loop transfer into LLVM-compiled code.

Not only does it have four different strategies to cover most cases between one-shot code and long-running programs, it also switches around seamlessly.

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Show Off Your Site / Re: weekend project: multiplayer youtube audio
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:18:17 PM »
Thanks for playing! There are some bugs here and there, but I think it's already quite usable if you have all the pieces required.

If it starts behaving strangely (i.e. playing two songs at once) just refresh!

What's inside:
- gevent
- bottle.py
- socket.io
- coffeescript
- react.js
- foundation

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Show Off Your Site / weekend project: multiplayer youtube audio
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:11:08 PM »
Remember turntable.fm? It's dead now :( but I thought it was fun, so I wanted to clone it while learning some new tech.

It's fun :) http://jam.inportb.com/c/thh

How this works:
- join a channel to synchronize music with friends!
- add songs from YouTube and SoundCloud (other services in the pipeline)
- your favorites are automatically requested
- the most requested songs play first

How this is different:
- pulls audio content directly from YouTube, saving my bandwidth
- pulls only audio content from YouTube, saving your bandwidth

What you need:
- modern browser with HTML5 audio support
- AAC/MP4 audio codec
- this means chrome, safari, firefox on windows, IE9

Enjoy :D

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General Chat / Re: Firefox the new Chrome?
« on: May 03, 2014, 06:18:39 PM »
Pwnna did it.

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General Chat / Re: jam with me? redux
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:15:24 PM »
raspirateradio?

What do you think of a mixxx+icecast combination?

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General Chat / Re: jam with me? redux
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:19:45 PM »
mpd is really designed for driving audio output at the host -- party at the datacenter -- so it naturally handles only one playlist at a time. Icecast is a multitenant server that's able to stream different content simultaneously.

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