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by yogi
Yesterday, 12:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

I've given the new Apple wrist watches a cursory review. They are utterly powerful, if you are willing to pay the price; nearly $1000. The one I would buy is well under $500 and not cellular. They all have USB ports for charging which means in theory you can do anything with the watch that you can d...
by yogi
Yesterday, 11:53
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

The temperature you really are interested in is that on the surface, or just below the surface, of the CPU. If the exhaust temp is 105F, that means the processor is heating up way more. I think 80C (175F) is about the normal limit for a processor under full load. Silicon starts to melt above that. M...
by yogi
Yesterday, 11:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

i know exactly who Mikey is/was. Those were the days when television was still amusing to me and I'd even watch the commercials. Just for old times sake, here it is ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc There are a lot of videos of that meteor circulating and I read one comment where it wa...
by yogi
12 Nov 2019, 14:21
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

I liked the idea of the wristwatch type, but why they need to use a Schmartz-fone is beyond me. Don't know for sure why, but I can make a guess. :mrgreen: The wrist watch is just a package of sensors. It has some limited amount of memory, but until lately there was no OS in them, Linux or otherwise...
by yogi
12 Nov 2019, 14:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

I've heard that story a few times where the family is judgmental about one of it's own marrying somebody who might be on the rebound. It can be a time for making bad decisions, but as you and Deb proved that's not always the case. A lot depends on the emotional maturity of the couple and how realist...
by yogi
12 Nov 2019, 13:03
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

Being the geeky type guy I am, should i ever have a business need for a server and clients it would be of my own making and located on my premises. Of course, that depends on the size of the business. :mrgreen: There are some advantages of leasing a service vs owning your own. You don't have to buy ...
by yogi
11 Nov 2019, 18:42
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 41
Views: 575

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

☠Êv¡£☠Genius☠ @That_Damn_Duck
26 Aug 2018
Inside every person, lurks a completely different person.
by yogi
11 Nov 2019, 14:14
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

Those wearable fitness gizmos aren't what they used to be. They are indeed designed to work with a smart phone unless you get one that has cellular already built into it. You won't get one of those for less than $400 and could go up to $1000. I know all this because I am fairly certain I will be get...
by yogi
11 Nov 2019, 13:54
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

Your choice of marriage dates was a stroke of genius. Up in Chicago you would not have been as lucky, but you might have had a few more choices. I'm basing my comment only on the fact that there are many more people getting married in the Windy City than in St Loo, and some of them would have notice...
by yogi
11 Nov 2019, 13:05
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

I don't know what they use in liquid cooling systems. I do know there is more than one option. Pure water is an insulator as far as electrons are concerned. The impurities, such as salt, do conduct. Thus I would assume the damage comes after the water dries. Alcohol, likewise, is an insulator. Those...
by yogi
10 Nov 2019, 12:30
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

The thumbprint reader is a lot like face recognition and subject to the same errors. They don't really read your thumbprint nor scan your face in detail. There are sample points that create a pattern, but as your wife found out the pattern is not unique. My clever phone has such a device but I never...
by yogi
10 Nov 2019, 12:08
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

There are quite a few cooling pads one can attach to their laptop. Some are more effective than others. A heat sink is still the best way to transfer heat, but maybe not as practical as a cooling pad. Just to test things out, I actually put the laptop on my lap a time or two and tried to use it ther...
by yogi
10 Nov 2019, 12:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

it is said that a lot of the inventions we see are extensions of human abilities. Cars, for example, give our legs a rest while we travel great distances. Computers are an extension of the brain, and in fact they are build on a pattern known to exist between our ears. It's hard to describe, but it i...
by yogi
09 Nov 2019, 19:29
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 41
Views: 575

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

Hunter S. Thompson @GonzoVice

The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy - then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.
by yogi
09 Nov 2019, 13:16
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

I'm no hacker and am totally unfamiliar with their techniques, but I do know that they don't brute force entry live and on line. They steal the files with the login credentials which are of course encrypted. Then, off line and at their leisure, they run the encrypted name/password pairs up against a...
by yogi
09 Nov 2019, 12:39
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

Cooling fans can only do so much, particularly in the case of laptops. Moving air around inside those devices is nearly impossible. Outside fans will keep the plastic case at ambient temperatures, but I don't see how they would do anything to transfer the heat from the processor. A large heat sink d...
by yogi
09 Nov 2019, 12:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

At one time in my early life I was as big a fan of television watching as anybody. There were inane shows I actually enjoyed watching and looked forward to the next one. My earliest recollections are of people like Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, George Burns, Groucho Marx, Abbot & Costello, ...
by yogi
08 Nov 2019, 13:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Boo Ubuntu
Replies: 29
Views: 95

Re: Boo Ubuntu

Google does have it's own OS. The news here is that it can now run Linux in the native mode. Coming up with a new OS altogether is a different project, but as you point out it may be obsolete before it gets widely used. Quantum computers are not binary. Every state between a one and a zero is valid,...
by yogi
08 Nov 2019, 12:46
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Colossal Danger
Replies: 20
Views: 54

Re: Colossal Danger

Part of the solution to excess heat in microprocessors is to reduce the size of it's components. The last I read is the runners are now 8 µm (microns) which is mind boggling considering they are lithographed onto the silicon. Of course more goes into heat generation than the size of the transistors ...
by yogi
08 Nov 2019, 12:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 68
Views: 319

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

I don't see how anything other than a depth charge fired from a ship would be accurate. Then again, the military has some pretty smart people using very sophisticated equipment. With the introduction of smart missiles the need for a stable launch isn't as critical. The dumb missiles still rely on ba...