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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Keneth Gems: 28/31
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    My Waterfox with just a handful of tabs open takes up about 300 MB, although it is technically holding the entire session, but that doesn't really amount to much until the tabs are loaded. The developer Firefox I use at work (on Linux) takes up about 500 MB when I start it up with all my tabs open (~10). I have no idea how much memory Chrome takes up since it's split between several processes that I can't be arsed to track.
     
  2. Taluntain

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    Don't you just hate it when you install a new game and start playing, then overhear the graphics card fans constantly making a noise as if they're hitting something, forcing you to stop playing until you can make room on your desk, take the case apart and fix the problem? :mad::bang::flaming:
     
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    Never happened to me.
     
  4. henkie

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    That's more or less what I'm used to from Firefox at work (win7) and previously at home. Never really looked it up on the kubuntu installations I have at home.

    Never happened to me, but fans failing is what I'd consider pretty benign in terms of hardware failure. Although it is pretty hard to replace on a graphics card. More easy to pin point than some failing memory sticks or something.

    Like for my old computer, it usually booted fine, no problem, but sometimes it would take 5 to 10 reboots for it to get through the BIOS. Is that a motherboard issue, memory, something else?
     
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    It can't really be the fans failing since they've hardly been used at all, so my guess would be either some cable moving and touching one of the fans or dust buildup. But since I cleaned the interior not long ago, that seems unlikely.
     
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    I've heard stories of the encasement for the graphic card sometimes separating from the rest, can't recall the brand that had this problem off the top of my head. Cables shouldn't just put themselves in the way of the fans if they haven't in the weeks before, you'd think some external factor should be necessary to cause that to happen.

    Anyway, just opened the hard drive that made the PC short circuit last weekend. Turns out one of the chips on the PCB is pretty much burnt out. Not sure how that could have happened, but the HDD was already more than 8 years old, so it's fine. I wonder if that's somehow part of the reason why I constantly was running out of disk space on that hard drive, but couldn't find where all that disk space was being filled up.
     
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    Wow it took me forever to find the end of this thread.
     
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    It's right here.
     
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    You, Sir, are a liar and a cheat!
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Bah, I signed up for Humble Store just to get this, only to see this after finally wanting to claim it:

    And I can't be bothered to open a Steam account too.
     
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    But it's just in time for the Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale! :)
     
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    Stop being stubborn and make a Steam account.
     
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    Finally finished the move to Victoria! Gawd that was exhausting ...
     
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    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Ack! I saw a picture or my daughter and me from 7 years ago in the random media bit - today is her LAST first day of school before she graduates high school in 9 or 10 months and then goes off to college. I am feeling a bit old today . . . :geezer:
     
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    It's why I don't keep any photos or memorabilia around. They just remind me that I'm getting old. Better to live thinking you're twenty-something for as long as you can. :shake:
     
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    So you don't keep any mirrors around either, I assume... :shake:
     
  19. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    @Keneth - I suppose that might work but for the constant shoulder pain in my left shoulder due to five decades of wear and tear and, undoubtedly, a torn rotator cuff that I have no desire to see confirmed by actually talking to a doctor about it . . . :geezer::geezer::geezer:
     
  20. Taluntain

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    And you're still playing tennis? Sucker for punishment much?
     
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