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efaardvark last won the day on November 14

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About efaardvark

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    Space Camp Staff


  • Favourite Anime
    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

    Ghost in the Shell
    プラネテス (ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ)
    Any "real" science fiction actually
    Angel Beats!
    Clannad: After Story
    Your Lie In April
    Pet Girl of Sakurasou
    Spice and Wolf
    FLCL (original)
    Any Miyazaki/Ghibli
  • Favourite Genres
    Slice of Life
    Space Opera
  • Favourite Character Type


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  • This is my


  • Location
    Someplace between Santa Monica and Sedna.
  • Occupation
    Data systems engineer
  • Interests
    reading (SF), electronics, science, engineering, space, computer programming
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Video Games

  • Favorite Video Game/Series
    Kerbal Space Program
  • Favorite Game Consoles
    PC Master Race - May our frame rates be high and our temperatures low.

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  1. Looking for a new webcam. My old one was a Logitech 270C but a friend needed a new one because his was a POS so I let him have mine. (Not exactly being altruistic.. his audio in Discord sessions sucked and his video was always black-on-dark. I got tired of dealing with it. Besides, I'm stuck working at work for the next couple weeks so I won't need it for webex etc. while working from home and I've been thinking of getting a new one anyway.) I'm not looking for anything especially fancy. Nothing wrong with the old one really but it was only 3 megapixel and didn't have a way to adjus
  2. Looks like the cabling situation is more precarious than realized, meaning it is no longer considered safe to repair the antenna as was first hoped.
  3. Trying to hold out until the color e-ink displays get deployed but I'm already thinking about upgrading from my old Boox to some newer hardware....
  4. I think it is more about having the time. I don’t have time to spend just hanging out doing real-time chat in discord. I can’t spend a lot of time in forums either, but I can check a forum from my phone whenever I have a couple minutes. I can type pretty fast too so what I often do in forums is make a pass with my phone to find anything interesting, then if I want to reply I come back later after I’ve had a chance to think about my reply for a while. I can read just fine on my phone but I don’t like typing on those tiny on-screen keys so often I’ll wait until I get to my desktop system to
  5. Flawless day-one game support for the new AMD 6800 GFX card(s) .. on linux? Yes. Now even gamers can forget the Windows tax. Buy your own CPU/MB/RAM hardware, slot in your RX6800 (or 6800XT if you have the cash to burn), install the mainline Ubuntu 20.04 with its open-source "amdgpu" driver, install steam, and game on. I have to admit this is tempting. Good linux support is one reason that I've stuck with my "old" RX480 card so long. Not that there haven't been well-supported cards since the '480, but get past that and we have to talk price/performance. And speaking of that $6
  6. Been working my google-fu for several days (not solid, but off & on) trying to find a way to get [email protected] to use my GPU /and/ my CPU, instead of just my CPU. My GFX card is an "old" Radeon RX480. I'm running the open-source "amdgpu" driver for this card because it works well for general gaming/desktop uses. There is also a proprietary driver from AMD for this card but the driver doesn't work as well for 3d games or general desktop uses. AMD (like nvidia) has also been removing support for older cards from their driver. No doubt to "encourage" people to buy their newer, much
  7. Hey all.. This has absolutely nothing to do with anime but I was just wondering if anyone else here is doing the [email protected] thing, and if so are you on a team? I'm currently contributing my points to the PC Master Race but I'm a vagrant and occasionally switch teams just for the heck of it. If anyone else here is on a team that needs points/WU let me know. AWS I'm not so don't expect too much. All I have is my desktop system but it does have an 8/16-core 2700X in there. It averages maybe 50kppd if I just let [email protected] have my background cycles and up to 150k if I let it use all of it (
  8. Looking at Craftopia on steam.. looks like something to keep an eye on.
  9. A friend sent me this amabie pic so I thought I'd use it to bump the topic. Now is not the time to be hoarding amabie pics to oneself after all.
  10. Gotta say, 4 people on a single rocket is going to make this exciting all by itself.


  11. I do. I don’t play many of those super-linear games anymore because then I feel need to play it “perfectly” to get a challenge out of it. Probably not explaining that well but it is just a personality quirk in my head that makes me endlessly replay games that I feel I finished too quickly or too easily until I get a perfect score or all the Easter eggs or all the bonus loot or whatever. I also do things like “speed running” a game and trying to beat the clock. If I’m playing (for instance) a game like sudoku on my phone that doesn’t have a score or a time limit I still feel like I didn’
  12. I asked my grandparents A similar question once & they said the same thing. Hot and cold - and potable! - running water, indoors, just by turning a lever was basically right up there with fire according to them. No more hauling water from the creek or pumping from a well for cooking, washing, or bathing. No more outhouses. Baths whenever you felt like it...
  13. Passed 1000 work units folded in [email protected]  Actually passed the milestone a little while back but I didn't notice until now since it just does its thing in the background. 

    Next goal/milestone looks like maybe a score of 10 million points.  No idea what a "point" means in [email protected] terms but that's a lot of zeros so it's gotta mean something, right?  :)  Currently at 8.6M so only 1.4M to go.  My "old" Ryzen 7 2700X can clear about 150k/day if I let it off the leash (and no GPU support from my RX480 unfortunately) so in theory that's only about 10 days.  If I actually use my computer for anything or if I have to throttle it back due to warmer weather then it'll be less.  Practically speaking it'll probably be more like a month.

  14. I guess I too will miss being able to stream everything on-demand from services like Apple, Spotify, Crunchy, or Amazon if the 'Net goes out. At least until the servers come back and the network gets rebuilt. (If it even needs it given services like Starlink getting built out these days.) But even if the 'net goes out and doesn't come back your player should still work for mp3s and such if you have local files and can charge it. Personally I never trusted "the cloud" in the first place. Stuff tends to disappear from streaming sites even now, pre-apocalypse. Anything I really like I'
  15. I can do without most things. I spend a lot of time on computers but I'm older than both the Internet and PCs so I can remember a time without. Our family didn't even have a TV until my dad built one from heathkit. (It was color & I remember him rushing to get it done in time for the first color Miss America broadcast. ) IIRC I did a lot of reading back then. I'd love to have a chance to try that again without all the modern-day distractions. If you're talking about being bombed back to the stone age by asteroids or the Russians or aliens then I think the question is irr
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