Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 ... 10
11
Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by scarface on January 12, 2022, 03:19 PM »
Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


The New Find In Egypt That Frightened The Scientists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ss5TkuvZ_Q



How did clinical chemists respond to Elizabeth Holmes explanations? (Theranos)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzyGx3vAGbQ



60 Minutes climate archive: Venice is Drowning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMKFicMYQn0

12
Chit Chat / Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
« Last post by scarface on January 12, 2022, 02:52 PM »
Tonight, I’m going to present another cheese.

Look at the photo below.


What you see is a piece of Camembert, a cheese made from raw cow’s milk.
A cheese columnist described an authentic Camembert as having "hints of garlic, barnyard and ripe laundry."
This cheese was stored to ripen and as you can see on the photo, it’s beginning to melt. it’s very stinky.


Now imagine the scene.
We are in 2070. The users of the forum are gathered in a farm, in France.
Humbert and shadow.97 are watching an episode of Dallas (it’s an old VHS tape). I still remember the opening credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfHcCLn4pk
Aa1234779 and Vasudev, the strong men, have to manually run an energy generator, with bare hands, since there is no more electricity. The last power plants shut down decades ago. For those who are learning the French language on the forum, note that the word decade is a false friend in French. If you are a literary of technical translator and if you are translative out of your mother tongue, you can’t use the French word “décade”, which means a period of 10 days. Instead, you will use “décennie”.
Meanwhile, usman and topdog are in the kitchen. They are checking the cheese for the meal.
At the end of the meal, I have the feeling that humbert is ready to meet a difficult challenge. Usman just brought an old picodon, and I know that humbert is not hard to please. This one smells like old socks. I’m pouring some wine in the glass of humbert. A Château Figeac, one of the most famous wine appellations of St Emilion red wines, with Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone. Humbert is really happy to taste a new cheese, and he adressed the challange without any major difficulties. Then I’m serving Maher, Vasudev and Usman some wine, with a slice of camembert and a piece of bread. But I notice that Usman is not eating his piece of cheese. Does he have finicky tastes or are there worms in the cheese? Usman tells me that something is wrong: this camembert is particularly stinky. But I reassure him: it proves that the cheese is ripe. That’s why we need to double box them to avoid stinking the house out.
13
Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Vasudev on January 12, 2022, 12:51 PM »
None of my family's laptops/desktops  works with win 11.
Though I have downloaded latest copy of W7 and W11 from scarface.

Not that you would actually want to use W11, but let me ask: these copies of W11 that didn't work - were they modified? In other words, were the secure boot and TPM requirements removed? I'm thinking these copies might run on older PC's. After all, the only real difference is removing these Micro$haft-imposed restrictions.
Its the CPU like I said. Being a intel skylake its EOL. Secure boot and TPM 2.0 is already working.
14
Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on January 11, 2022, 08:53 PM »
None of my family's laptops/desktops  works with win 11.
Though I have downloaded latest copy of W7 and W11 from scarface.

Not that you would actually want to use W11, but let me ask: these copies of W11 that didn't work - were they modified? In other words, were the secure boot and TPM requirements removed? I'm thinking these copies might run on older PC's. After all, the only real difference is removing these Micro$haft-imposed restrictions.
15
Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Vasudev on January 11, 2022, 07:49 AM »
Note that new versions of windows 10 & 11 will be available next week.

Who among us is using Windows 11? Probably nobody unless you're testing it inside a virtual machine. Just like most of you, I believe it's way too early do go with 11. There are all kinds of hacks and other modifications available for 10, but not for 11 -- at least not yet. I recommend patience.
None of my family's laptops/desktops  works with win 11.
Though I have downloaded latest copy of W7 and W11 from scarface.
16
Programs / Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
« Last post by Vasudev on January 11, 2022, 07:48 AM »
I use 980M Alienware and its working fine for me.

By this do you mean it can boot those unbootable antivirus programs? Or do you mean something else?

I will be moving to new laptop this year or next year depending on prices.

In your case this makes perfect sense. You use your lappie for heavy duty games and for (I assume) processor-intensive  engineering programs in your job.

Have you checked if Asus has released new BIOS?

At this moment the only Asus hardware I have is an old lappie which I use for browsing, emails, and other general stuff. It's been a long while since new firmware was written for it. My current board is MSI which, frankly, works quite well. It was the only thing the computer store had in stock and I needed it immediately.
I don't game that much.
Then again I use my Ivybridge for coding duties and 6700hq has issues.
17
Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by scarface on January 10, 2022, 01:29 PM »
Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


Inflation: the biggest threat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr3gTcO_qWo



Chaotic scenes as Iraq’s new parliament holds first session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajcx1kTw7t4



You probably think that a hippo needs toilet paper when it goes to the toilet. In this video, you are going to discover that it’s not the case: a special technique is used instead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_i_yWlEi_s

18
Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by humbert on January 09, 2022, 09:52 PM »
Why The U.S. Can’t Solve Homelessness

It's not just in big cities. Even here in San Antonio I see homeless people and beggars all the time. Why not just put these people to work cleaning streets or doing other menial jobs and house them in those trailers the government provides for victims of natural disasters? There are plenty available.

I've been back to my native Cuba twice. There is no question it is a dictatorship and is many years behind the USA, Canada and the European Union. However, NEVER did I see a homeless person, a beggar, nor anybody who was not well fed. In that regard they're doing something right.

Mein Kampf: the secrets of Hitler's book (a documentary for humbert)

I briefly looked at this but something else caught my eye. A video titled "The Horrible Crimes of Dr Mengele". Apparently those who did the video never heard of Lieutenant General Shiro Ishii. He was nothing more and nothing less than the leader of Japan's notorious Unit 731, established shortly after the rape of Nanking in 1937. This guy could have given lessons to Mengele. Among the heinous things he did was infect innocent Chinese with horrendous diseases, and then dissect them alive. Mengele was a child compared to Ishii. And you know the best part? Ishii was never brought to justice and died years later of natural causes. He kept meticulous records of his "research" and offered to share his findings with the Americans in return for immunity. The Americans accepted his offer and learned everything they could from his barbarism, all the while pretending not to know the truth. Clearly they are complicit in these crimes against humanity.
19
Programs / Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
« Last post by humbert on January 09, 2022, 09:29 PM »
I use 980M Alienware and its working fine for me.

By this do you mean it can boot those unbootable antivirus programs? Or do you mean something else?

I will be moving to new laptop this year or next year depending on prices.

In your case this makes perfect sense. You use your lappie for heavy duty games and for (I assume) processor-intensive  engineering programs in your job.

Have you checked if Asus has released new BIOS?

At this moment the only Asus hardware I have is an old lappie which I use for browsing, emails, and other general stuff. It's been a long while since new firmware was written for it. My current board is MSI which, frankly, works quite well. It was the only thing the computer store had in stock and I needed it immediately.
20
Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on January 09, 2022, 09:21 PM »
Note that new versions of windows 10 & 11 will be available next week.

Who among us is using Windows 11? Probably nobody unless you're testing it inside a virtual machine. Just like most of you, I believe it's way too early do go with 11. There are all kinds of hacks and other modifications available for 10, but not for 11 -- at least not yet. I recommend patience.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 ... 10