Search results

  1. Y

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    That's actually super comparable to our West Country accents, often called the "farmer" accent or "somerset" accent, like in this video;
  2. Y

    I'm Yami!

    It's only now in my late 20s that I'm starting to really appreciate the leg up that my background gave me - my schools weren't all that great, but it didn't matter because I was constantly surrounded by lecturers, computing equipment, tons of books, and these passively gave me such an advantage...
  3. Y

    roulette display programing

    A different person from the person who started the thread. In reference to Carnage and SOUL, I need to mention random ideas for webapps on the forums in hopes you'll jump on it :P
  4. Y

    Hello All. Quick question on PGP

    OpenKeyChain is really the only decent app I've seen out there for it. As an alternative, perhaps you could use an SSH client on Android connecting to a Linux device running something supporting openPGP and SCP the result back?
  5. Y

    I'm Yami!

    Hey, I'm Yami, or Kiki if ya'll know me from anywhere but here. Been on Techist for something like 10 years. When I joined I was in secondary school (sixth form), then did Ethical Hacking & Network Security at uni, did a couple years in digital forensics, now work doing tech support for netsec...
  6. Y

    Random Chit Chat

    Not bad! On the topic of health stuff, I have a phone appointment with the hospital about my gluten intolerance (might be coeliac, need to get it confirmed). Maybe soon I get to have a camera up my arse, so that'll be phone. How about you?
  7. Y

    Random Chit Chat

    Hello fellow nerds
  8. Y

    An introduction, one of the OGs.

    What/who is a good example of an appalachia accent for the uninformed to hear?
  9. Y

    Hello, I am...

    ---woops, thought this was a thread for everyone, I'll make my own!---
  10. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Actually bought; 1) New Satanic Temple membership card as my current one still has my old name, plus a pullover hoodie 2) New Hello Internet and Nail+Gear t-shirts 3) Huawei MatePad Pro (kinda on a whim, hasn't even arrived yet and I lowkey regret the purchase) 4) Red PS4 controller, as the old...
  11. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Remember to use a backsaw to make sure they fit in the port properly.
  12. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    So is there a thread for longtime folks from each site to introduce ourselves to one another? I've been on here for more than 10 years at this point :P
  13. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Spent £280 on Warhammer (all of it Nurgle) and £50 on Terry Pratchett hardbacks for my partner Abi's birthday. Also picked up the SecretLab Omega chair now that I'm home for work most of the time, and Pokken Tournament and a Pro Controller for the Switch. Also picked up Child of Light for the...
  14. Y

    And we're back - Techist Updates and Account Help

    That is sexually excellent. Can't get enough dark theme.
  15. Y

    New server deployment - what choices do you make?

    Every time I deploy anything new, I set up; Public DNS; 1.1.1.1, 1.0.0.1, 8.8.8.8 (if tertiary configurable) Public NTP: 0.uk.pool.ntp.org, 1.uk.pool.ntp.org, etc. I do have DNS and NTP servers configured in my home, work, and lab networks, but as none are really for production I end up using...
  16. Y

    IIS Crypto... What is the point of "Client" settings?

    This was the story of my life end of last year - one of the bigger products we support (Thales/Gemalto Safenet Trusted Access) went TLS-1.2-only, and we had dozens of P1 cases raised as customers (who had ignored emails for months and months about the switch) suddenly had their 2FA solution...
  17. Y

    And we're back - Techist Updates and Account Help

    The change is fine, but dark theme plz, it's 2020 :D
  18. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Interesting! Not a huge fan of the decreased density, but I'm sure I can play around with settings to fit more on the screen.
  19. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I hadn't expected there'd be ever be any updates to the forum at all - I assumed it had been left to dwindle. Some new life would be good, and might bring me back in a more participatory capacity than just chatting on the OT topics :)
  20. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Tell me about it, as one of the two or three main brits here :P
  21. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    2 mums, I get to skip father's day :D
  22. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought; 1) A 4TB Toshiba X300 drive for my VM server 2) A 120mm Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 fan for my VM server (it's struggling with just the crappy 80mm fan the case came with) 3) A lot of Terry Pratchett books 4) A new set of kitchen bins plus those ISO waste category stickers you see at...
  23. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    We're very similar in that I end up buying a Moto G* device once every six months for family members :P
  24. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Been trying more CPU-limited games like Cities Skylines and Elder Scrolls Online - biiig boost in performance!
  25. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    And since upgrading, all I've played is Heroes of Might and Magic III, a 21-year-old game from my childhood.
  26. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Finally upgrading from Haswell! - Ryzen 5 3600 (didn't get the X as I wanted to stay in the 65W bracket) - 2x8GB DDR3-3600 CL18 - MSI B450M Mortar Max - 1x Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm (just to get a wee bit more airflow in my case, currently have 3x140mm)
  27. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Ah! To update that, no it didn't. Nothing seemed to work and as a last resort I had them take the entire thing apart, take everything out of the case, and then reinstall it all again. It works now. ARGH. Still, the spare 2200G and 8GB will be used to "side-grade" Abi's machine as they're on an...
  28. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I believe there's a minimum post count before you can make new threads, i.e. you need to contribute before you can make new threads.
  29. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    That's what I figured, hence why I sent them the 2200G to test. I'll have them try shorting the CMOSCLR with a screwdriver and let you guys know. I've also sent them a DDR4-2666 8GB stick as a tester also (they'll be sending each they don't need back to me and I'll upgrade Abi's rig from their...
  30. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Can't get to BIOS since no POST, and they don't have a cap to short the CMOSCLR. Bent pins is possible but unlikely because we've tried two CPUs. Currently looking at it as a RAM compatibility issue.
  31. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Hey folks, I need some tech help. Been trying to get a friend set up with a new CPU+mobo+RAM. Just want to run by some issues we're having; CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 / Ryzen 3 2200G Mobo: Asrock B450M Steel Legend RAM: 2x8GB DDR4-3200 Motherboard won't POST; it turns on, does nothing for 5-10 seconds...
  32. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    It's definitely harder and you can't approach combat the same way as 2016. I think there's a reason they added Extra Lives into the game.
  33. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Finished DOOM Eternal yesterday morning - very fun. Can recommend. Now I've switched over to trying to finish Knights of Pen and Paper +1 for a bit of a break :P
  34. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    It's been a hell of a week with every single customer trying to deploy new VPN and MFA solutions, or with previous VPN and MFA solutions falling over because they were sized for a user base a tenth of what they need now. We're making money hand over fist but it's buuuusy on the support desk...
  35. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Been getting into D&D 5e a lot more recently so have been buying D&D stuff! - Cleric Spellbook Cards - Xanathar's Guide to Everything - Notebook, decent mechanical pencil - A bunch of minis, having my partner paint them
  36. Y

    Redirecting Program Files and Program Files(x86) in Vista/Win7.

    Haha, love this. I moved from my 60GB to a 250GB back in 2015 or so, and from that to my 960GB a few months ago.
  37. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    SFP+? Pfft, need SFP28 for all those 8k60Hz video feeds so you can watch every blade of grass for safety and security
  38. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Looks nice! Looks like good value, too.
  39. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    You're making me feel old at that. I joined this forum when I was 16, and now I'm 27! That's a gorgeous setup you've got going there, by the way, very nice.
  40. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Fortunately, I don't work out for you :P I do miss the strength I had pre-transition, would like to close the gap at least a bit and get a bit of tone. I'm not exactly going for body building :D
  41. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought 8GB DDR3-1600 for my VM machine, a 2x8Kg set of dumbbells so I can do my workout on Sunday from home (my gym has bad Sunday hours), a Bluetooth 4.0 adaptor for my desktop, and a new strap for my Fitbit.
  42. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Started learning to drive again. Got my theory test booked for 2020-02-14, and looking for an instructor. Also, should hopefully be getting a promotion at the start of March. Hopefully I'll get a good raise - if I don't I'll be going elsewhere. However, one thing I'm dreading is car purchasing...
  43. Y

    What are your system specs?

    My rig is a weird combo of generations, now; CPU: i5-4440 RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Mobo: ASRock Z97 Extreme4 SSD: Corsair MP510 960GB NVMe GPU: MSI GTX2070 Super Monitor: BENQ EW3270U, 31.5in, 4K
  44. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Looking at downsizing my PC when I next upgrade. I've removed all the SATA devices from my rig so I have a single NVMe SSD (moved my HDDs and old SATA SSD to my VM machine), meaning the case is very empty. I don't make use of half the slots on my machine so will probably go mATX when I...
  45. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought a Corsair 960GB NVMe drive to supplant my Samsung 250GB 850 EVO. It was just getting too small for modern game sizes.
  46. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I worked a 12hr shift on Christmas for double time and a half. Very enjoyable day to myself if I'm being honest.
  47. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    So, I passed and he didn't. Bit awks but it was the expected result.
  48. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought my boyfriend a pair of Bose QuietComfort II for Christmas so we can do Music Share since we have very similar music tastes. Gave it to him early because we're currently studying for an exam (Fortinet NSE-4) together.
  49. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    You had a student loan?
  50. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    At my current payments I'm paying pretty much the same amount I'm paying in interest, but we only pay back our student loans after we're earning above a certain amount (£21k for me, £25k for more recent graduates).
  51. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Not that I'm aware of. What evidence do you have that your system was broken into?
  52. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    There are some OS behaviours and 2009-era design decisions that cannot be patched out or over while also maintaining compatibility for software that is written for Windows 7. I'm not advocating upgrading to a more recent version of Windows, merely recommending not using Windows 7.
  53. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Well, a certain set of people have to buy new cars, otherwise there would be no second-hand cars to buy :P
  54. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    But why? It's just an awful idea security-wise. The OS is flawed in ways that can't really be patched.
  55. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Returning a phone? For MONEY?! capitalist pig
  56. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    GTX2070 Super was a *good* buy. I don't deny that Apple's is a bit better, but Android hit great strides with Android 10. On my OnePlus 7 Pro I've been getting notifications as soon as anything requests Location while I'm not using it; my phone is very locked down permissions-wise with not much...
  57. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought a GTX2070 Super. Got it delivered to the Post Office, where it arrived yesterday about 11:30. However, the Post office closes at 12:30 on a Saturday (wtf?!) so I didn't get there in time. It's also closed on a Sunday, so I have to wait until first thing Monday to pick it up T_T
  58. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    At the moment I have my work server where I can't play with any of the hardware, but I have 384GB RAM and 4 8-core Xeons to play with so I'm happy with that. My home server I change up fairly frequently. It's on an i5 4460T with 24GB RAM and a single 120GB SSD. I'm looking to make it more...
  59. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought Deep Rock Galactic on the weekend after playing with some friends. Decent game!
  60. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Yeah that was a good long while with no meaningful posts
  61. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    The main thing stopping me would have been the Cheetoh In Charge, but it seems we have our own now, so...
  62. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    F**********k that. Quit lol
  63. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Or three, in my case ^.^ I'll send Kman a screenshot for reference. It's not actually much stuff, just very high quality.
  64. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    So I got £1300 in bonus this month. Also got an Amazon voucher from work for getting the best customer surveys. I've bought; 1) Switch Pro Controller 2) Let's Go Eevee for Switch 3) Switch carry case 4) a XXL gaming pad for work (900x400) 5) Spent £300 on... leather goods.
  65. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Rest In Peace, Joseph.
  66. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    The safe limit for extensions is 15m in the UK, so should be no issue. I looked on Amazon and found a bunch btw. Here's a 3m; https://www.amazon.co.uk/DoubleYI-Extension-Protection-Retractable-BN-12-B/dp/B077GSCX9F/ Edit: Also this...
  67. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Bought a Fitbit Charge 3. My original Fitbit Charge HR was such a boon to me when I was first losing weight and getting fit, and I'm kind of needing that again.
  68. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    I can vouch for LastPass. I've moved as much as I can over to it. I'm also trying to implement LastPass or KeePass for the team at work.
  69. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Just use your phone or iPad then :P Oh, add me on Discord btw.
  70. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    TLDR I win :P
  71. Y

    What does your chill spot look like?

    TIL Photobucket still exists :P
  72. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Could just need a new battery, but otherwise sounds like it's on its way out.
  73. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Ironically tolerate, perhaps?
  74. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Congrats Kman :D
  75. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Got promoted today. Now a Senior Engineer. Which means pay rise, and I get to mentor the newbies officially. Plus, no more night or weekend shifts.
  76. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    My Mum switched universities and had to give 8+n weeks notice, with n being the remaining number of weeks until the end of the sixth semester (roughly the end of July). However, if she were to be let go she'd get something like a year's redundancy pay (not that heads of computing faculties will...
  77. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Software has bugs. Large, complex software moreso. I won't pretend to like Microsoft or Windows but these are pretty bottom-of-the-barrel things to pick up on when there's so many bigger issues with Microsoft and their products.
  78. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    What the f*********ck?
  79. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    My 250GB has felt absolutely tiny for at least a couple years now. Going to go for a ~1TB M.2 once I switch up to Ryzen 3000.
  80. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    In a Corporate environment you'd do the rollout in stages and rollback as soon as you ran into the issue.
  81. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Sounds fairly minor, tbh.
  82. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I'm surprised you of all people don't have a discrete WAP for quality and management reasons.
  83. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    That sounds brilliant! I'm on 80/20 for £20/month with NowTV who have always been reliable so I've no reason to switch until that deal ends in August.
  84. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Having moved to 4K earlier this week, I have to say how well W10 supports 4K with window snapping, scaling, etc... I'm aware the functionality used to be much less reliable but I have a 32" screen on 125% scaling and everything works beautifully!
  85. Y

    Official Windows 10 Thread

    At home everything Windows is on 1903; everyone also uses it at work as we all upgraded for File Explorer dark mode.
  86. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    The materials cost, certainly, but you've got to factor in the cost of R&D, marketing, logistics, management etc. required to bring a product to bear.
  87. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Oh, absolutely agreed. I ain't gonna be using it for HDR. I think the only reason they can is because it's a 10-bit panel that technically can take HDR signals.
  88. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    Picked up a few things this week! Sofology Veyron 2.5 seater reclining sofa BenQ 31." 4K monitor (EW3270U), finally joining the 4K productivity master race OnePlus 7 Pro - absolutely adore this phone. My partner Abi's OnePlus One died*, so I've upgraded to give them my Galaxy S8. *random...
  89. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    That's still insanely lucky :P
  90. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Well... yeah
  91. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    And I get paid ~£1500 in bonus a week before. Aww yissss it's upgrade time
  92. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Woo, passed my PCNSE (Palo Alto Certified Network Security Engineer). That's one big stressful thing out of the way.
  93. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    My partner Abi and I put our PCs into hibernate every night; not for saving electricity or stopping noise necessarily, it's more of a habit to actually get us to go to bed and remove it as an easy option for procrastination.
  94. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    This is where I disagree; it benefits a large percentage of people, they're just mostly not British. This is what I mean about identifying as European more than British; why should I be heavily advantaged economically and politically just because of the bit of land I was born on? This advantage...
  95. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    One of the reasons I like to be here is that it gets me out of my bubble, too (we all have our political bubbles that we get stuck in). And none of you are as far as I know are "liquify the gays/poor/religious/athiests" level of extreme so I can respect your opinions and beliefs. We all for the...
  96. Y

    What You've Just Bought!

    My Bose QuietComfort 35s are probably the only product I've bought that exceeds its advertised playback time. It's meant to be 20hrs maximum but I've definitely had more out of it.
  97. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Preaching to the choir xD I'm sick of it too.
  98. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I lean very heavily toward Remain, but yeah these people annoy me. I get that a lot of people just don't like the EU; for them (i.e. you) the negatives outweigh the benefits. For me, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Plus, identity comes into it. You probably identify with being British more...
  99. Y

    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    We're always hiring :)
Top