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[01:34:29] <takyon> e
[02:01:36] <paulej72> Bytram: hi
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[03:32:40] <takyon> WHAT IS MWt
[03:32:52] <takyon> there is no link in story!
[03:40:31] <cmn32480> takyon - did I miss one?
[03:40:45] <takyon> the title began with " 1MWt"
[03:40:50] <takyon> I changed this to "1 MW"
[03:40:53] <takyon> and there is no link
[03:42:51] <cmn32480> Phoenix does that sometimes
[03:43:01] <cmn32480> search the first line of the blockquote and it will come up
[03:43:09] <cmn32480> actually, he does that alot
[03:44:42] <cmn32480> takyon - here is the original source
[03:44:43] <cmn32480> http://arstechnica.com
[03:44:47] <exec> └─ 131-megawatt electric car sets new record at Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb | Ars Technica
[03:46:21] <takyon> changef
[03:46:23] <takyon> d
[03:55:23] <cmn32480> way past bedtime. have a good night
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[12:36:33] <cmn32480> I jsut fouind somethign very interesting.
[12:36:49] <cmn32480> I figured out how I have submitted stories twice.
[12:37:33] <cmn32480> even after the submission is accepted, it can be accepted and published again by looking at the original submission.
[12:37:59] <cmn32480> now that I almost did it, it seems like very much a "duh?" kind of thing.
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[13:01:02] <cmn32480> morning LaminatorX
[13:01:17] <LaminatorX> Howdy.
[13:03:42] <cmn32480> how's life treating you?
[13:04:19] <LaminatorX> Well, thanks. Yourself?
[13:05:25] <cmn32480> getting better. I'm a bachelor for a week adn change
[13:05:34] <cmn32480> the house was way too quiet last night
[13:06:11] <cmn32480> but I got to control the remote.. it was a very new experience for me.
[13:06:20] <LaminatorX> That sounds about the right length of time. Long enought to both enjoy and be glad when it's over.
[13:06:53] <LaminatorX> Or did I misunderstand?
[13:07:12] * LaminatorX readies foot for mouth insertion if necessary.
[13:08:19] <LaminatorX> Was that a significant other travelling or a recent breakup?
[13:09:07] <cmn32480> the wife and kids have gone to visit some friends for a week.
[13:09:17] <cmn32480> they are supposed to come home as far as I know :-)
[13:09:18] <LaminatorX> Ah, excellent.
[13:09:42] <cmn32480> oddly enough.. I watched cartoons
[13:13:05] <LaminatorX> But EXACTLY THE ONES YOU WANTED!
[13:14:06] <cmn32480> yes! and it was very strange. The folks here at the office thought it was hilarious.
[13:22:11] <LaminatorX> Our kids are going to spend a week with their grandparents later this month. We are totally going out to the movies after work.
[13:24:57] <cmn32480> that's excellent. We did that with 2 of our 3 a couple weeks ago. the oldest was in cub scout day camp. it was excellent
[13:25:15] <cmn32480> totally worth it for a nice break as a parent
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[15:57:38] <cmn32480> !uid
[15:57:38] <Bender> The current maximum UID is 5624, owned by are
[16:25:07] <cmn32480> you see the newest sub in the queue janrinok? I have no idea what ths AC is asking.
[16:25:19] <cmn32480> you see the newest sub in the queue janrinok_afk? I have no idea what ths AC is asking.
[16:25:38] <cmn32480> perhaps he is wondering is when somebody lets out a really bad fart one if us dies?
[17:28:23] <Bytram> paulej72: oh, hi!
[17:28:46] <Bytram> ZNC was blinking at me but I've yet to find out where in all the channels I've got a message from!
[17:30:11] <cmn32480> heya Bytram!
[17:30:59] <Bytram> cmn32480: Bone Chewer!
[17:31:17] <cmn32480> bonjour to you too sir!
[17:31:26] <Bytram> I *just* submitted a story about our upcoming one year anniv as being a Public Benefit corp
[17:31:45] <Bytram> could use some fleshing out as to links to where things are at ...
[17:31:55] <Bytram> like where I pointed at the subscribe link,
[17:31:59] <Bytram> but ran out of mojo
[17:32:11] <Bytram> cmn32480: where you at these days?
[17:32:14] <cmn32480> leave it in the queue and we will look at it
[17:32:23] <cmn32480> I am actualy home
[17:32:52] <cmn32480> been a whole two weeks
[17:33:01] <Bytram> YAY!
[17:33:04] <cmn32480> AND i have no wife or kids until next friday
[17:33:13] <Bytram> I jsut remembered my lunch should be ready about now... brb
[17:33:19] <Bytram> bachelor!
[17:33:27] <cmn32480> the house is kinda quiet, but I get 100% control of the remote!
[17:35:29] <Bytram> crank up the volume!
[17:36:51] <cmn32480> I get to eat all the stuff that I can't have when the kids are around ('cuz they'll eta it before I get home)
[17:37:00] <cmn32480> all the way to 11!
[17:40:37] <Bytram> yuppers
[17:41:17] <Bytram> strangely enough, though I live alone, I prefer to have peace and quiet and rarely listen to music... I think I overdose on the Musak(tm) at work.
[17:42:36] <Bytram> cmn32480: btw, wrt the story I just submitted on the site's anniversary: it appears that there have been 283 subscription transactions made to the site, but with a number of dupes and not all were cash contributions.
[17:42:41] <cmn32480> oddly enough I spent last night watching cartoons
[17:42:53] <Bytram> kewel!
[17:43:14] <Bytram> classics like bugs bunny and poink panther, etc?
[17:43:22] <Bytram> s/poink/pink/
[17:43:23] <cmn32480> brb... gotta explain somethign to the new guy
[17:43:28] <Bytram> np
[17:56:41] <Bytram> afk biab
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[18:38:49] <cmn32480> janrinok !!
[18:44:54] <cmn32480> heading home (we are closing early for the holiday) Back in about an hour.
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[18:46:47] <janrinok> k
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[21:49:50] <Bytram> takyon: g'day mate!
[22:07:15] <cmn32480> heya bytram
[22:07:35] <Bytram> hola!
[22:07:48] <cmn32480> sorry... didn't see the message. had netflix up full screen
[22:07:53] <Bytram> looks like someone jumped the gun a bit and pushed out our anniversary story a couple days early.
[22:08:01] <Bytram> prolly just as well, who'd notice it on the 4th!
[22:08:14] <cmn32480> push the time back if you want.
[22:08:19] <Bytram> whacha watching?
[22:08:33] <Bytram> already aup and commented on; I just made some minor
[22:08:39] <cmn32480> Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon
[22:08:44] <Bytram> adjustments to clarify the date of the anniv. no biggie
[22:08:45] <cmn32480> ahhhh
[22:09:06] <cmn32480> then I suppose it is far too late!
[22:09:18] <cmn32480> rearranging the desk for my new screens
[22:09:20] <cmn32480> too
[22:09:27] <Bytram> I figured it was only a matter of time (pun!) for someone to notice the discrepancy and thought I should rectify it 'ere they do so!
[22:09:39] <Bytram> new screens?
[22:09:42] <cmn32480> heheh good plan :-)
[22:09:44] <cmn32480> yeah
[22:09:46] <Bytram> to keep out the bugs?
[22:09:52] <Bytram> =)
[22:09:53] <cmn32480> new monitors
[22:09:56] <Bytram> lol
[22:10:04] <Bytram> whatcha get?
[22:10:05] <cmn32480> we have a new guy starting on the 15th
[22:10:17] <cmn32480> ordered him new _monitors_
[22:10:29] <cmn32480> they are bigger then the company owned ones I have at the house
[22:11:02] <cmn32480> so... being the nice guy that I am.... I decided that with all the unpaid OT I put in, 24" monitors are better for my eyes than 23" monitors
[22:11:15] <Bytram> same resolution?
[22:11:35] <cmn32480> 1080p
[22:12:00] <cmn32480> yes... same resolution
[22:12:19] <cmn32480> at least, as far as the video card in my laptop will drive
[22:12:30] <Bytram> nod nod
[22:12:48] <cmn32480> my boss's response when I told him what I was gonna do was "OK, no problem"
[22:13:03] <cmn32480> since he owns 1/3 of the company...
[22:13:08] <Bytram> I am *so* glad I got this 1920x1200 monitor when I did... just wish my little lappy could drive more screens.
[22:13:35] * Bytram is so aching to get a new computer
[22:13:40] <cmn32480> what do you have currently?
[22:14:11] <cmn32480> spec wise, I mean
[22:14:37] <Bytram> HP Pavilion, ca 2005 with 1.25 GB ram, 80 GB disk (at 5400 RPM), and Athlon 64 3200
[22:14:49] <cmn32480> XP I assume?
[22:14:56] <Bytram> nod nod
[22:15:21] <cmn32480> so pretty much anything would be better?
[22:16:04] <Bytram> well, I also have an ASUS 1000HD (I think) with an atom and 1 GB ram and 120GB disk, but only has a VGA display (IIRC)...
[22:16:14] <Bytram> the disk is faster, but the computes are slower.
[22:16:17] <Bytram> it, too, is XP.
[22:16:19] <cmn32480> ok... fair enough
[22:16:37] <Bytram> I believe that one runs at 1 GHz
[22:17:08] <Bytram> I've been thinking of checking out pawn shops, but I am somewhat nervous about boot sector viruses and that ilk.
[22:17:09] <cmn32480> don't get hopes up, lemme check at work adn see if there is anything that we have outgrown and is on the disposal cart
[22:17:36] <Bytram> I know that is unlikely, but I have always practiced 'safe computing' so am reasonably sure my sys is clean.
[22:17:44] <Bytram> would be MUCH obliged!
[22:17:47] <cmn32480> not a bad practice
[22:18:01] <Bytram> once of prevention and all that
[22:18:37] <Bytram> I also do nearly daily backups of my cell phone, and then of the changed files in my important dirs from the lappy to an external HD
[22:18:40] <cmn32480> I think I have one still hidden under my desk that would need a wipe and new load Win 7 c. 2010
[22:19:08] <Bytram> sounds promising...
[22:19:20] <Bytram> are yousaying it HAS win 7 or it would need win 7?
[22:19:34] <cmn32480> has Win 7
[22:19:41] <Bytram> nice!
[22:20:31] <Bytram> have a chuckle on me: start here and read all the comments under it: https://soylentnews.org
[22:20:36] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | SoylentNews PBC is One Year Old on July 4th!
[22:20:58] <cmn32480> like I said... don't get your hopes up quite yet. we are closed tomorrow, but I may head down to change the tapes, if I do, I will look and let you know.
[22:21:33] <Bytram> understood!
[22:21:37] <Bytram> you got my email addy?
[22:23:13] <cmn32480> martyb@soylentnews.org?
[22:23:44] <Bytram> take either the forward or reverse spelling of my nick here and I'm at soylentnews.org (reverse spelling preferred)
[22:24:21] <cmn32480> so your nick as it is on IRC @ SN.org
[22:25:24] <Bytram> yup, that'll work.
[22:25:35] <martyb> and this nick would work, too.
[22:25:55] <cmn32480> I'll take care of it. Gotta look out for those who look out for me
[22:26:14] <martyb> in fact, that was my nick here, originally, but we had too many that started with the letter 'M', so I reversed it so as to avoid conflict.
[22:28:05] <cmn32480> I'll scrub it for you as well. Complete wipe. You have a preferred free AV vendor?
[22:28:45] <Bytram> I've used AVG free for years, but every time it refreshes it brings my system to a *crawl*!
[22:28:51] <cmn32480> given your connection issues, let me know what software list you need on it, and I will preload as much as I can.
[22:29:16] <cmn32480> my email is my nick @ sn
[22:29:21] <Bytram> it was the best free one out there at the time but I'm sure things have changed since then
[22:29:37] <cmn32480> AVG or Avast are my go to free AV providers
[22:29:50] <cmn32480> I think Avast has a littel lighter footprint
[22:29:50] <Bytram> just a system restore CD would be fine.
[22:29:59] <Bytram> works for me then.
[22:30:30] <Bytram> I've got a metric ton of utilities I've scarfed from across the net over the past coupla decades...
[22:30:42] <Bytram> having a clean system to start from is prolly for the best.
[22:31:20] <cmn32480> You mean just the OS? I think I can arrange that. I will put a disk with the latest drivers in as well.
[22:31:36] <Bytram> in-as-much-as-possible, when I want to install something from the net, I create a subdir under c:\downloads, save it there, and install from there
[22:31:44] <Bytram> perfect!
[22:32:03] <cmn32480> but I won't connect it to the web without putting the AV on first to get windows updates, etc
[22:32:34] <Bytram> If you've got legal copies of MS Office, that might be tempting.
[22:32:49] <cmn32480> none that I can share that are recent
[22:33:03] <Bytram> But I've not needed to do anything with 'em for years so I've been happy with LibreOffice
[22:33:13] <cmn32480> I can put in a disk for 2007
[22:33:24] <Bytram> that's understandable.
[22:33:39] <cmn32480> we reuse the Office licenses until they get too old
[22:33:54] <Bytram> office 2007? that'd be great!
[22:34:34] <cmn32480> somebody decided that we had to use 2010 or 2013.... I;; see if I can find a disk for 2007. Pretty sure I have one collecting dust in the drawer
[22:34:36] <Bytram> anyway, I understand this is dependent on your actually *having* a system, so I'll be happy with whatever comes of it.
[22:35:00] <cmn32480> I'm like 75% sure I still ahve this box
[22:35:11] <Bytram> wonderful!
[22:35:22] <cmn32480> power supply will be $2000. :-)
[22:35:25] <Bytram> any idea as to specs? Proc, memory, disk?
[22:35:31] <Bytram> ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[22:35:38] <cmn32480> oh geez... the hard questions....
[22:35:39] <Bytram> No cords attached, eh?
[22:35:50] <cmn32480> who said anythign about cords?
[22:35:58] * Bytram has bunches
[22:36:18] <Bytram> lol
[22:36:22] <cmn32480> checking on spec
[22:36:47] <Bytram> I'm assuming this is a desktop?
[22:37:34] <Bytram> afk brb
[22:37:46] <cmn32480> what's a desktop?
[22:38:08] <cmn32480> beer empty.... brb
[22:38:15] <Bytram> or tower, IOW I was assumping it was not a laptop
[22:38:23] <Bytram> s/mp/m/
[22:38:30] <Bytram> k
[22:39:20] <cmn32480> then I guees you are gonna be pleasantly surprised....
[22:39:47] <cmn32480> don't have the spec. I can't find the service tag
[22:40:16] <cmn32480> it's a laptop
[22:40:47] <cmn32480> it was the first system I had when I started with my current employer. Dell E6400 I think
[22:41:58] <cmn32480> Dell Latitude E6400... damn... wish I could find the service tag
[22:43:53] <Bytram> laptop? VERY nice!
[22:44:09] <Bytram> YAY! my defrag just finished!
[22:44:14] <cmn32480> WOO HOO!
[22:44:44] <Bytram> 33h and 45m later
[22:44:51] <cmn32480> ouch
[22:44:56] <Bytram> yeah.
[22:45:10] <cmn32480> I think it is 3 or 4GB ram and a 500GB drive
[22:45:17] <cmn32480> but I don't know the proc spec
[22:45:20] <Bytram> EXCELLENT!
[22:45:57] <Bytram> latitude? that's the business model, right? (as opposed to the consumer line)
[22:45:59] <cmn32480> and it will drive a 2nd monitor
[22:46:03] <cmn32480> yes
[22:46:08] <cmn32480> inspiron is the consumer model
[22:46:12] * Bytram starts drooling
[22:46:20] * cmn32480 hands bytram a mop
[22:46:28] <Bytram> ROFL!!!!!!!!!!
[22:46:53] <cmn32480> docking stations are easy to find for it too
[22:46:57] <cmn32480> I don't have a spare of those
[22:47:04] <cmn32480> not true
[22:47:11] <cmn32480> I do, but it is on my desk at home
[22:47:18] <Bytram> np, i am sure I can handle that.
[22:47:28] <cmn32480> they are easy to find on ebay
[22:48:25] <cmn32480> shit... these are going for like $90 on ebay
[22:48:41] <Bytram> btw, in case you are looking for a defrag that beats what came with your system, take a look here:
[22:48:43] <Bytram> http://www.mydefrag.com
[22:48:46] <cmn32480> or a LOT less
[22:49:01] <cmn32480> some are going for about $50
[22:49:04] <Bytram> that might be a little behind on versions, but that's what I run.
[22:49:40] <Bytram> I could prolly pick it up at staples or the like, too.
[22:50:19] <cmn32480> I actually have a defrag tool... God knows I can't remember the name of it
[22:50:43] <Bytram> would love to stay and chat, but got a meeting with some friends in 40 minutes and I needs to clean up before I head out the door...
[22:50:59] <Bytram> thanks SO MUCH for your generosity -- I can't thank you enough!
[22:51:30] <Bytram> back in about 5/10 minutes
[23:00:40] <cmn32480> ding me so it will flash. :-)
[23:02:00] <Bytram> cmn32480: ding
[23:02:07] <cmn32480> dong!
[23:02:25] <cmn32480> the docks are going for <$50 on ebay.
[23:02:26] <Bytram> tasty chocolate treats
[23:02:29] <cmn32480> hehehe
[23:02:41] <cmn32480> depending on which on e you get
[23:02:43] * Bytram has never bought anything on ebay
[23:02:58] <cmn32480> unerstood
[23:03:01] <Bytram> actually, has only bought 2 things on-line
[23:03:07] <cmn32480> really?
[23:03:11] <Bytram> rly
[23:03:12] <cmn32480> wow
[23:03:22] * cmn32480 picks his jaw off the floor
[23:03:30] <Bytram> a Sudoko prog and a thinkgeek watch as a gift
[23:04:02] <cmn32480> interesting
[23:04:23] <cmn32480> the only accessory I woudl reallyl suggest is a coolpad
[23:04:28] <Bytram> I live in an apt building with not the best security, and I 8really* don't like putting CC stuff out on the net... I've done too much ttesting to know what kind of priority security gets vs getting the site up and running and pulling in money
[23:04:38] <Bytram> nod nod
[23:04:58] <cmn32480> but they are readily available at Wlamart, target, bestbuy, etc
[23:05:05] <Bytram> for the past 8 or so years, the screen was cracked, so i just used this one as a permanently-mounted suystem.
[23:05:20] <cmn32480> this one the screen works fine
[23:05:22] <Bytram> used an external monitor, kbd, and mouse
[23:05:27] <Bytram> wonderful!
[23:05:27] <cmn32480> gotcha
[23:05:31] <Bytram> ok... really gtg
[23:05:38] <cmn32480> ok have a good evening Bytram
[23:05:45] <cmn32480> I'm gonna out my office back together
[23:05:46] <Bytram> I'm just bouncing with excitement...thanks so mcuh!!!!!!!
[23:05:47] <cmn32480> :-)
[23:05:58] <Bytram> ciao for now!
[23:06:02] <cmn32480> gald I can help :-)
[23:06:08] <cmn32480> I'm glad too!
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