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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2520 on: May 28, 2017, 09:31:39 PM »


FINALLY

speccy-poo you're a lifesaver. I didn't even do anything crazy, just installed windows, kept all files, and the updates (at least as of now, cant say for tomorrow or the next day) worked.

One final thing, my windows.old folder, anything I should dig up on that fucker before I delete it for using up too much space on my small SSD? I want to say 95% of my important stuff is on my other HDD's, but there's random stuff that saves to C, and im unsure if certain things like drivers and whatnot are lurking on that folder or just omitted from that move and stayed where they originally were.

*edit*

found a little quirk, nothing major though. I have 3 drives, one SSD where I put my os and drivers, and two HDD's. So, C, D, E, drives. I went to boot up ye ole battle.net and noticed heroes and overwatch needed to be installed, and then figured out my D drive was missing. Not a hard fix, went into disc management and re-scanned discs, and it just started working instantly, but how odd it would lose my D drive but my E drive was fine?
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2521 on: May 28, 2017, 11:06:05 PM »
Woo! Glad to hear that everything went well. ;D I wouldn't bother trying to keep anything from Windows.old, unless you have a bunch of custom fonts that you want to keep. Drivers require too much TLC to try to extract from a dead install that it's hardly worth it in my experience.

When you delete it, however, I'd highly recommend using the Disk Cleanup tool (go into My Computer, right-click your OS drive, click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup--you'll need to also click the "Clean up system files" button). If you try to delete it from Explorer, you'll run into a ton of permissions issues, since a bunch of those folders and files are using security IDs from the old install. You can clean it up manually, but it's much easier to just let Windows take care of it.

I can't say for sure what happened with the drive assignments, but my best guess is that your DVD drive took over the D mapping during install and the drive was simply never reassigned after the controller drivers were reinstalled. I have seen that happen before, but it's so easy to fix that I haven't bothered to nail down the exact cause of it.

(Also, sorry about the super-grubby CD case. I was pressed for time since I had to get to work, so I grabbed the first empty one I found on my shelf :P)
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2522 on: June 06, 2017, 08:08:00 PM »
Well my Sensei Raw mouse decided to call it quits today. Fucking unplugged my keyboard and suddenly the light started flashing and it just stopped working. I love being able to just say "fuck it" and buy a new mouse without thinking too much about the price, but still. I ended up buying the Sensei wireless because why not.
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« Reply #2523 on: June 07, 2017, 04:06:01 PM »
I feel ya. My old SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard died a few days after its warranty expired. :/ My old WoW Cataclysm mouse (also by SteelSeries) seemed to have been made with extremely cheap microswitches. Considering I used it for one game (since it was way too big and heavy to comfortably use as a full-time mouse) there's no reason most of the switches should have died or started misfiring after a year of ownership.

I just wound up switching back to Logitech (mostly because of how long my Logitech Elite keyboard lasted despite it getting the absolute shit beat out of it). Currently using the G710+ keyboard and a G600 MMO mouse. No regrets, and both of those were both cheaper and more comfortable than the equivalent Razer/SteelSeries devices.
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2524 on: June 09, 2017, 01:18:15 AM »
873041237074366468[/tweet]]I had a bad time tonight.

But at least I'm in one piece at my destination now!
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« Reply #2525 on: June 09, 2017, 06:12:50 PM »
Holy shit, you out trumped trump with that twitter rant. Also, wow, that IS some shitty UX design.
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« Reply #2526 on: June 11, 2017, 02:42:28 AM »
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah. I'm actually surprised at how good the routing is. In my experience it sometimes even picks better and/or more logical routes than Google Maps. However, the UX actually makes it unsafe to use on the road. Makes perfect sense.

On the way home I'm going to try out the iOS version of Google Maps. It may not integrate as well, but hopefully it'll be a better user experience. It sure as hell couldn't get worse.
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2527 on: June 11, 2017, 08:58:33 PM »
I've never used an iPhone, so unfortunately I can't give any input on how google maps might work out on it. I haven't had much of a problem with google maps on android, but who knows how it works on ios.
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« Reply #2528 on: June 12, 2017, 01:54:07 AM »
It worked exceptionally well! Tight, concise UI and just enough options. I particularly like the ability to only enable voice for alerts, as I strongly dislike the constant yapping that many GPS implementations like to do. I generally know where I'm going--the main reason I like to use a GPS for trips is so that I can sneak around traffic jams and heavy construction--so hearing "continue on I-80 East" over and over again drives me up the wall.

The lane indicators are a helpful feature that Apple Maps is sorely missing. It's not quite as visible as the split-screen view that Garmin devices display, but it's easy enough for me to read.

I imagine it probably works much the same on iOS as it does on Android. I like it.
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« Reply #2529 on: June 16, 2017, 11:58:12 PM »
I HAVE NO FUCKING INCOME FUCK
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2530 on: July 01, 2017, 07:30:29 PM »
Apologies if anyone tried to access this site while it was down today. I made the unholy mistake of updating the installed packages on freyr (the spectere.net web server) and systemd then proceeded to refuse to start or restart any services (though I could stop them). I couldn't figure out how to fix it, so I rebooted the server and now it's running smoothly once again.

Oh, this is the anger thread, isn't it? Alright. Here we go.

Clearly, the "developers" of systemd are trying to recreate the days of Windows 95, where error messages were unhelpful and obscure, and problems were too cryptic to be solved by any means other than rebooting your fucking production server. Fuck them, fuck their shitty software, and fuck the majority of Linux distributions for kowtowing to Red Hat and practically making it a standard.

If it didn't cost twice as much for *BSD-based VPSs, I'd switch over in a heartbeat. In the meantime, I'm considering just paying more and once again considering switching everything over to Gentoo. The shitty little Core 2 Duo system in my basement has been running the same Gentoo installation for 6 years and I haven't had a hint of trouble with it. It's almost as if a simpler init system (sysvinit/OpenRC) is a better choice than a terribly implemented, poor man's imitation of the Windows service manager, containing all of said product's complexity (and then some) with none of the its benefits.
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Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Reply #2531 on: August 07, 2017, 09:12:42 AM »
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