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Re: What year is it? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-12-13 04:30 (#66S4N)

SN not out of the weeds yet, see this thread for a few updates, https://soylentnews.org/~nostyle/journal/12862
Since then the site has been running without various features like mod points, also the regular IRC is still broken.
It doesn't seem like NCommander has done any further maintenance in the last week or so(?)

Re: speaking of communities... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Communities taking back their broadband destiny from big telecoms on 2022-12-12 02:16 (#66QZC)

See comments here for recent repairs https://soylentnews.org/~NCommander/journal/

speaking of communities... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Communities taking back their broadband destiny from big telecoms on 2022-12-12 01:23 (#66QYV)

The shrinking community at SoylentNews.org is suffering from a variety of system problems. And, nearly no one able to work on them.

test (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Strange black hole merger may have been a rare random encounter on 2022-11-18 03:13 (#65YZ1)

Anybody read these?

Can I add an SSD with them (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Viking Ships UHC-Silo SSDs: 25 - 50 TB Capacity, Custom eMLC, SAS, $0.4 per GB on 2022-11-16 16:45 (#65WYB)

I have an SSD Dell 400-BCNZ https://www.allhdd.com/intel-bx80644e52660v3-processor/ Can I add my SSD with these tablets?

Re: What year is it? (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-11-12 23:35 (#65RVC)

Just some ongoing issues due to using an over-complicated database cluster setup. It'll be back soon, though likely with a few records missing.

Re: What year is it? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-11-12 05:07 (#65R5A)

Looks like Dice shut down the red site finally. Long live Pipedot!

Re: how is this still up? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-10-21 22:08 (#6506T)

Ari...

What year is it? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-10-07 00:07 (#64F9Q)

Long live Pipedot!

Re: LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-08-25 04:05 (#62WCM)

Apparently it will keep going by banning AC along with any UIDs suspected of being Emmanuel Goldstein.

Re: how is this still up? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2022-08-25 04:00 (#62WCK)

Well... so it appears this is all that remains of the Slashcot, now that the red site has been bought out by Dice.

What is this site's position on philosophy?

How to find the most popular radio stations on the Internet (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Radio Garden on 2021-07-24 05:26 (#5MHMM)

The world is changing rapidly. New technologies and innovations appear every day and promise to make life easier, more exciting and colorful. And now more than ever, the radio is an essential part of life. It reaches millions of people through their headphones every minute of every week. It can be used to relax, connect, inform, entertain, or build a mind of one's own about what's on the air and in the air. With the many stations dedicated to providing quality entertainment through the power of free broadcasting, everyone can have access to what they want, whenever they want.

pbo (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Obama accuses Trump of violating democracy and making up a 'whole bunch of hooey' | First Thing on 2021-06-29 11:30 (#5KNA8)

hooey, louie and dewey

Re: LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-05-26 22:05 (#5JA85)

Thanks for fixing the Pipedot Feed -- for a couple of days it was space-challenged -- all the entrieswereruntogether.

Re: LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-05-25 19:21 (#5J8MH)

Good point, the Soylent data base crash removed a lot of "evidence", however I still detect some signs of angst...
Perhaps a more interesting point just now is how well SN will operate without TMB. My guess is that it will keep on going, but perhaps without some of the tweaks the Buzzard had been making on a running basis (for better or worse).

Re: LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: 2, Funny)

by kazzie@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-05-23 08:10 (#5J5JA)

Not to worry, that angst has been lost in a server SNAFU, so there's no evidence that it ever happened.

Re: LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-04-26 02:30 (#5H24Z)

He's just sleeping (with apologies to Monty Python). Personally, I hope he stays asleep (or at least out of the news...can't stand him).

Speaking of sleeping, maybe it's time for Pipedot to wake up? If you haven't been following, there seems to be a larger-than-normal amount of angst over on SoylentNews in recent weeks.

Re: how is this still up? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-01-09 13:06 (#5CKQ3)

Why shouldn't it be still up? Just because Trump is down you think this site should be too?

LKML Asks: Is Trump Dead? (Score: -1, Offtopic)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2021-01-09 13:05 (#5CKPV)

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/1/9/69
Subject: Is Trump dead?

Is Trump dead? He never made it to the Capitol, was he killed?
There's radio silence now.

As a linux Kernel dev how does this make you feel?

Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021

Healthy Kitchen 101: Best Ice Makers (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in The 7 Best Ice Makers in 2021 – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews on 2021-01-07 08:00 (#5CGHR)

There's another website that specifically reviews ice makers called- Ice Making Hub. They have a lot's information about ice making and recipes.

how is this still up? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-10-15 06:34 (#594GH)

why is this site still up!!!

PL 990 (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in The Tecsun PL-990: The next full-featured portable? on 2020-08-06 03:26 (#56KE5)

I have just received a unit yesterday from Ali Express. It works well - no complaints. It is the latest Chinese version.

How to sanitize your phone at home (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How to properly clean and disinfect your smartphone: Get rid of viruses on 2020-05-25 16:37 (#53WXT)

Well written. Thanks. Also, check our blog to know how to sanitize your phone at home.

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-05-01 02:28 (#52X08)

And...tonight nearly all the headers are back!! Thank you.
The header that is missing is vihart.com (Fun with Math videos) and her site seems to be down at present time.

The current trendy sign off seems to be--
Stay Safe!
-- carguy

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-30 15:51 (#52W0S)

Bryan,
Thanks for the update. As of a few minutes ago, all the headers disappeared from my Feed.. But using your link to XKCD atom feed, I was able to add that back (no header on that box either).
Good luck with the new Ubuntu!
Carguy

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-04-30 11:56 (#52W0R)

test

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-30 11:47 (#52W0Q)

Ya, I have a few bugs that cause the feed pages to act improperly at times.

The first is that I'm using a strict XML library to parse the feed. If the RSS/Atom page has any syntax error (for example: a stray tag or quote) the page wont parse correctly and will return blanks for everything. Pipedot's feed page uses the "title" tag returned from the RSS page as the name of the feed. This is why you sometimes see the header bar of a feed become blank. This is also why some feeds (like ExtremeTech) have weird names: because that's how their source title tag of their RSS page is set!

Another bug happens when adding dual protocol feeds. When I wrote the feed logic, I made each feed be unique based off the RSS URL. This lets a site have multiple feeds, as long as the RSS links have different URLs. The bug happens when you create two feeds to the same location, one using "http" and one using "https". A human knows that "http://xkcd.com/atom.xml" and "https://xkcd.com/atom.xml" are the same, but the site see's them as two unique URLs! (current xkcd feed link is using the atom version over http)

P.S. I also recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 that was released last week. (may have some lingering issues)

Problem with Pipedot "Feed" page (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-25 14:02 (#52N97)

Hello,

I've enjoyed using your "Feed" page for years now. The other day, XKCD stopped updating, also the "XKCD" header above the list disappeared. Tried deleting that feed and using "+" to start over, but it's not working.
* There used to be a big pick list to the right of: "Use existing feed:" and that is currently empty.
* "Or add new feed:" didn't work when I tried https://xkcd.com/rss.xml

Maybe it's just a reboot or something easy?

Thanks!!

union yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Instacart Employees in One Chicago Store Have Just Voted To Join a Union on 2020-03-28 00:30 (#51C5C)

*%^%& the fatcats

Must be measuring electon drift (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Electric current at record speed, thanks to lasers on 2020-03-22 11:24 (#512Q8)

Voltage = Current * Resistance.
Change in voltage moves at the speed of light of the material used (therefore, so does change in current). For example, copper's speed is about 1/10 the speed of light in a vacuum.
"The detected electric currents are approximately one million times faster than those widely used in a modern computer processor."
The current is not moving at 100,000c.
On the other hand, electron drift for copper is 23 μm/s. So approx. 1 million times faster would be about 23 m/s.

Re: yes (Score: 1)

by tigershark97@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-02-02 15:55 (#4YSMK)

Pipedot is dead. Long live Pipedot!

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-01-18 00:24 (#4Y2XX)

Welcome.

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by testers@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-01-17 20:43 (#4Y2HW)

Hm

Re: Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-25 02:32 (#4T5HD)

Thank you Bryan!
And thanks for the explanation too. Simpleminded comment--perhaps for weather you need to "overwrite", or write in a circular buffer of fixed size, rather than "append"? Same might apply for stock market prices, anyone that wants the history of a stock price has plenty of choices for that data.

Re: Feed question (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-25 01:58 (#4T5HC)

A misbehaving set of feeds (raw weather data) was taking too much time and caused some of the other feeds to miss their updates. When I coded the feeds, I never really considered raw weather data would be used as an RSS stream. Every time the feed updates, the system would generate a new permanent article with the current temperature. Some of the weather feeds racked up millions of ephemeral and rather worthless articles. For now, I've deleted a big chunk of these and unclogged the updates.

In the future, I will probably need to come up with a more elegant solution to showing weather information. With some of the other sites (like iGoogle), you could add a "weather widget" that showed a better summary of current conditions than an RSS feed.

Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:33 (#4T4CZ)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:32 (#4T4CY)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:31 (#4T4CX)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Terminal shall install at public place (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in Ultra-fast broadband terminal installed in toilet on 2019-09-20 09:23 (#4QSBJ)

It is better to install such terminal at garden or shopping mall where people spend more time. so they can use terminal long time.

Actually my computer dont have camera (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2019-08-20 16:02 (#4NK03)

it is done to avoid anonymous access to your camera when you are online. I dont prefer it. But it is better to set deny permission to camera.

Between (Score: 1)

by randomfactor@pipedot.org in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2019-08-19 23:19 (#4NHEZ)

Better than average human isn't good enough. Like 95% of the drivers out there, I'm better than the average, so that's not good enough.

Better than the best human, however, is more than I require.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2019-08-19 16:42 (#4NGKA)

Before I left for vacation last week, I turned off a few of my computers. Seems I turned off too many and accidentally turned off the backup computer that moves the database backups off the live site. After a few days, the untransfered backups exceeded the storage capacity of the live site and started to cause problems. Woops! Sorry for any inconvenience as the site was down on Friday-Saturday while I was traveling.

I'm looking at a few changes to the backup process that should prevent these types of problems in the future.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2019-08-18 06:37 (#4NDZ6)

Just curious, I couldn't get to this site (any page) for the last few days, got a 502 error.
Any explanation(s)?

Flatulence (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2019-07-29 15:44 (#4M5KA)

Are there *any* usable technologies to harvest bovine flatulence?

Re: It’s not ternary (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in IBM's Phase Change Memory stores three bits per cell on 2019-07-29 15:40 (#4M5K9)

Octal.

there are many foldable phone available in USA now (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in First US Android flip phone launched on 2019-07-21 09:01 (#4KKH6)

Now many foldable phone are available. Samsung galaxy fold, lg foldable phone and huawei and Xiaomi also announced flip phone.

Wow, impressive! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in XHDATA D-808 modification to allow an external mediumwave antenna on 2019-07-15 19:30 (#4K778)

How did you know 'where' to put the capacitor - trace the MW antenna circuit?
I"m assuming NO on the following questions but can't 'see' from here so am asking:
Does this modification 'connect' the built in AM antenna to my shortwave external antenna when it's plugged into the jack?
If I do this - will I now have overload potential with the external antenna (can it handle my AM Loop)?
Thanks in advance; and thanks for sharing this mod!

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2019-07-09 18:17 (#4JTFE)

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Tutorial To Install Kali Linux On Android in 2019 (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How To Install Kali Linux In Android Phone on 2019-06-10 03:02 (#4GVCW)

That's a great idea,

I have written an article about it

http://www.techncyber.com/2018/11/how-to-install-kali-linux-on-android.html

Re: Story submission: Eric S. Raymond: [GPL]"revokists" have it right. (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-06-06 09:53 (#4GM78)

ESR is not a lawyer, just another college drop out. His legal opinion is quite worthless.

The legal opinion from a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School holds a lot of weight.

I don't know why you want to keep beating this dead horse, MikeeUSA. The issue will only be resolved conclusively once it makes its way through several court trials and challenges.
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