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by zero10
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44387

Re: What-If 0140: Proton Earth, Electron Moon

Is he assuming a sphere the size of our moon composed completely of degenerate electrons? I don't think even that would be dense and large enough to account for the mass of our observable universe. It's not the mass of the electrons themselves, it's the potential energy they have being so close tog...
by zero10
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"
Replies: 50
Views: 44387

What-If 0140: "Proton Earth, Electron Moon"

Proton Earth, Electron Moon https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/140/problems.png In this comic it is mentioned: At least, "normal" in some sense; it would be a black hole as massive as the observable universe. How does he arrive at this conclusion? Is he assuming a sphere the size of our moon...
by zero10
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Calgary, AB LAN Party - Saturday(s)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Re: Calgary, AB LAN Party - Saturday(s)?

I would probably be interested. I find my gaming PC is falling further and further behind compared to modern systems but for PS3/xbox gaming I would be interested. I don't know anywhere in the city that does that right now.
by zero10
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Time Lapse software - Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Time Lapse software - Windows

I am wondering if anybody knows of some windows-based software that allows me to use a USB webcam I have to take some time lapse shots? I used to use zoneminder under linux for this, but for various reasons I cannot do that in this instance. It is a creative webcam "Live!" camera and I am ...
by zero10
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Calgary, AB LAN Party - Saturday(s)?
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Calgary, AB LAN Party - Saturday(s)?

Wondering if anybody would be up for a LAN party in Calgary. I have a house in Central-NW Calgary (Tuxedo / Mount Pleasant) and a room that would fit 6 people and their computers. Used to have these with a group of friends in BC almost every week and since I moved back to Calgary I 1) don't know any...
by zero10
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Badblocks on USB hard drive
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Badblocks on USB hard drive

Something else is wrong. If you have a 2.3GB file of bad blocks, and it took DAYS to scan the disk, something else is wrong. Badblocks itself does not relocate the sectors, but part of the idea is that through multiple tests it will force the drive's firmware to relocate the bad sectors. Its kind of...
by zero10
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28601

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

I don't get sad from this comic, just hilarious. Made me properly LOL and send it to all of my friends right away. Well done, well done.
by zero10
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Easiness of Windows Activation
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: Easiness of Windows Activation

It is more complicated than that. If you want to ever run windows updates expect your 'activation' to go away. The latest WGA patches are able to beat most of the XP activation methods out there. There are still several that work but I think discussion of their scope is best not kept on this forum. ...
by zero10
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Monitoring a running Process' Memory space
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: Monitoring a running Process' Memory space

True, but there is also usually a section about reverse engineering and modifying the software that this would likely violate if used on commercial software. That said, I seem to be failing in an epic fashion at locating any of these old game trainers that I thought I remembered so well, anybody car...
by zero10
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Monitoring a running Process' Memory space
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: Monitoring a running Process' Memory space

I don't know for sure if its illegal to mess around with running programs, I know that for lots of them it is specifically written into the EULA that you won't do that, and I didn't want my thread getting closed or locked for legality reasons. Its a piece of software that dumps binary files to an ex...
by zero10
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Monitoring a running Process' Memory space
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Monitoring a running Process' Memory space

Just wondering if you guys have any good tools to monitor the memory space of a running process? I remember back in the day there were all sorts of programs that used to let you cheat in games, you could just enter values to look for in a process' memory space and you could then manipulate them. Of ...
by zero10
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Choosing an internal HD / enclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Choosing an internal HD / enclosure

I don't know anything about that enclosure. Only 2 things really matter (to me at least) when selecting an external HDD enclosure: 1) cooling, is there a fan or other means of dispersing the heat the hard disk will create? Most people tuck these things away in a desk somewhere and the hard disks ins...
by zero10
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dell Hacks
Replies: 8
Views: 2035

Re: Dell Hacks

I had also wondered if somebody had tried mucking about with the BIOS to use the nearest-equivalent ASUS bios on Dell systems. I know that most Dell boards are made by asus and share a great deal of components with other Asus boards (some to the point where I can't tell the difference between them).
by zero10
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20368

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

Every day I get slower at what used to be nearly instantaneous mental math... *sigh* this comic is depressing, thanks

At least I'm not the only one feeling that way though
by zero10
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Remote controllable torrent download server
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Remote controllable torrent download server

It sounds like you want to build applications for this, but if you are fine with a webui then torrentflux is your solution. If you want VLC streaming and other random goodies (like working cookies for example) try torrentflux-b4rt. It's what I run on my server and it does pretty much exactly what yo...
by zero10
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crashing when playing video
Replies: 14
Views: 2070

Re: Crashing when playing video

It could be a number of things, the full 0x code would help to diagnose it, along with any drivers listed on screen. Windbg may be of great help here too. If you suspect it could be a memory issue then download a linux live CD that has memtest on it and when booting to it run a few hours of memtest....
by zero10
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?

True, I totally neglected to mention that one. I am already running it for streaming all my media to my 360 but I was hoping for something else web based (that doesn't require streaming through a flash applet). Tversity is nice since I can just block that port from the outside world and use it total...
by zero10
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Something is broken
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Something is broken

There are worse things in life. I was troubleshooting a board the other day which had recently received a BIOS update that broke the on-board BIOS update utility, and unfortunately also caused serious stability issues keeping you from reliably getting to a DOS boot disk to re-flash the BIOS. Don't a...
by zero10
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?

I finally got it straightened out, turns out they stripped helperapps out of getid3 when they packaged it in with mp3act, after installing this, manually setting the session path in includes/sessions.php and installing windows binaries of mpg123 and lame it looks like mp3act is finally going again. ...
by zero10
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

MP3act / SqueezeCenter replacement?

I have recently changed some hardware in my server and the new RAID cards I am using have buggy linux drivers that cause them to keep dropping my disks and demolishing my RAIDs so unfortunately I have been forced to run Windows on this machine (since the windows drivers are the only non-buggy ones a...

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