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Fuddster

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About Fuddster

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  • Birthday 12/20/1959

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    NJ, USA

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  • Main System Specs:
    Epsilon4 CPU: Intel Core i7-950, 3.06 GHz, stock heat sink Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth X58 RAM: 12 GB (3x4GB) Kingston DDR3-1600 Video: ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB sda: Samsung 250GB SSD SATA III (840 EVO) sdb: WD 2 TB SATA III (WD2003FZEX) DVD: LiteOn 24X iHAS424 Case: Antec Three Hundred OS: openSUSE 42.3/KDE 5.8.7
  • Secondary System Specs:
    toshi Toshiba Satellite L505 Laptop CPU: Intel Core i3 M 330, 2.13 GH/z RAM: 4 GB HDD: 300 GB OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit, Version 1803
  1. Fuddster

    GlaDOS-9000

    On New Years Eve I finished the putting the hardware together on my new mid-range gaming PC. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Mobo: ASUS Prime B450-Plus AM4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8) DDR4 DRAM @ 2666MHZ GPU: ASUS Radeon RX580 DUAL w/4GB RAM PSU: EGA Supernova 550W G3 For storage I have a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD and a WD 4TB hard drive, and it's all stuffed in an Antec case. It's running Ubuntu 18.10 because that's what steam recommends, and I didn't want to deal with the BS that I was running into running Steam on my openSUSE PC. Every game I've tried so far runs flawlessly, as evidenced by the number of hours I've logged on Steam so far this year. And you might have noticed that I've named her after two of the most popular and sinister AIs in popular culture.
  2. I built a second Linux PC just for gaming. Right now I've been playing a lot of Civ 6, but my Steam library has at least 25 Linux games ready to go.
  3. I needed a new phone as the battery on my Droid Turbo 2 was holding a charge like I carry a tune, i.e. barely. After 4 or 5 generations of Motorola phones, I started looking at the LG G7 One, announced back in August. As part of Google's Android One program, it looked like a decent buy until it was reported that it was exclusive to Canadian markets. By then, I had done a bit of reading on some LG hardware, and the hype train for the V40 was ramping up. Five cameras, awesome sound, yada, yada, yada. The features that grabbed my attention were the headphone jack, the microSD card slot, and the 32-bit Quad DAC. I have Gigs and Gigs of FLAC tunes ready to load onto this phone. I tried to talk myself out of this phone a few times mainly because of the price ($980 @ Verizon). The only thing that made it palatable was the pre-order deal from LG - $200 off the price, a 256GB microSD card (Sandisk, I think) and a DJI OSMO Mobile 2 gimbal thingy that may be destined for eBay. Oh yeah, and a $100 trade in for the aforementioned Droid Turbo 2, which brought it down to $680 over 24 months. Still not cheap, but a bit easier to swallow. First impressions are positive so far. I was a bit anxious because I'm usually not a "bleeding edge" guy when it comes to tech, and it was the first time I ever pre-ordered a phone. Fortunately, there have been no issues to date. This sucker sounds fantastic, whether it's through the headphone jack or the speakers. Since my DT2 was customized with the Nova Prime, I loaded it up on the V40 almost right away. Any bloatware was easy to either uninstall or disable. All the cameras are a bit intimidating, but I really haven't had a chance to fiddle with them yet. The screen is beautiful, the phone fits in my hand nicely, and after 4 full days on using the V40, I'm a happy camper for now. LG V40 ThinQ Specs
  4. Fuddster

    Mastodon

    Just followed you.
  5. Fuddster

    Mastodon

    So a couple weeks ago I signed up for Mastodon, a decentralized Twitter-like social network. Since I've had a couple beers with dinner tonight, I think the best way to explain it would be to link to their explainer video: It's not perfect, but the experience can be as large or small as you'd like. I joined an instance/server called Fosstodon, which, in my opinion, would be interesting to a lot of the folks here on Scot's Forums. The Fosstodon instance description is below: I know it might not be for everyone, but I just thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone might be interested. By the way, I'm @fuddster over there. Look me up!
  6. WOW! It's beige. Haven't seen anything beige in a while. Well it may have been white at one point. The plastic from back then yellowed with age. The coffee stains add a nice visual effect as well. (Luckily I drink my caffeine delivery system black with no sugar, so I've dodged a few electronic bullets over the years.)
  7. I'm still using an IBM KB9910 PS2 Keyboard. While it may not be one of the Classic IBM keyboards, it's still a tank. An added feature is that if I ever get hungry, I just need to turn the keyboard upside down for a snack... (Just kidding, but yes, I do eat at the computer desk!)
  8. Oh man, the Hardy Boys! What a gateway drug to reading that series was. Here's another one of my favorites... Eventually I found my way to science fiction and never looked back!
  9. It's been years since I updated. The latest script wanted me to delete my machine and enter a new one, but I went into ~/.linuxcounter/ and edited the file for my machine to include my old "machine_id" and "machine_updatekey" values. Once I did that, the lico-update.sh script updated my machine without a problem. My current profile: https://www.linuxcounter.net/user/533713
  10. It's a minor inconvenience for me because my Dropbox folder is currently sitting in an XFS partition. Fortunately I have a small ext4 partition (still boggles my mind that a 600 GB partition is considered small) available. It also has me thinking about investigating other solutions
  11. And by "uncommon" they mean anything other than ext4: [Source]
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