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About Ryan_Vickers

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  1. Ryan_Vickers


    This is a well known scam as of recently. Basically, people have collected up leaked email addresses and passwords that they then send to you from somewhere else, using tricks to make it look like it came from your email when in fact it did not, in hopes that will be enough to convince people to pay them.
  2. Getting a bit crazy but not outside the realm of possibility imo - they could compromise the router/firewall, and from there move on to attacking the computer directly.
  3. I remember watching an interesting video on hardware problems (undocumented instructions and bugs) prior to the initial spectre and meltdown news breaking, and it seems even more relevant today. Basically, software is routinely and thoroughly investigated to make sure it does everything it's supposed to correctly, and nothing it shouldn't, but the same isn't true for hardware, not because it isn't necessary - it is - but because there really isn't a good way to do so. The fact of life is hardware can and does suffer from the same potential issues as software - hidden functionality, and critical bugs - and I believe as CPUs continue to get more complex, these problems are going to become more serious and more common as the very necessary but too often overlooked process of testing and vetting becomes more difficult. So basically, it's hopeless, just accept there's always going to be issues and don't worry about it. But also, doing everything possible to make that ^ statement false is and should be a priority. Yes, a bit of a conflicting conclusion I know but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oh well
  4. If they were, and continue to do so, they are foolish. Over-promise and under-deliver is not a strategy for success. I'm pretty sure it's rabid fanboys who drum up most of it, or even tbh, if you're feeling tinfoil hatty, it could be a competitor out to hurt them. That's not to say they don't make an effort to hype their own stuff. Obviously they do, and they should; you need enthusiasm for your product. That's not what I'm talking about though. I'm talking about the over-the-top unrealistic hype that ruins launches and causes people to be genuinely disappointed with a product at release despite the fact that it's perfectly respectable and even impressive and would have been seen as such if people hadn't whipped themselves into a frenzy of expecting even more.
  5. Amazing. I think we all know the reputation AMD products have (through no fault of the company) for being tremendously over-hyped, but I think this has to be a new record lol. You know it's out of control when the rumours are so insane that the company has to publicly and official dispel them just to try and get people to stop and actually think for a second before going back to their normal behaviour of flying completely off the handle with ridiculous and unrealistic expectations.
  6. Does anyone know why the Ampere is a fundamental/base unit and not the Coulomb?  We measure distance and time as fundamental things so they can be combined to represent speed (ie, km/h).  We don't measure speed and time so they can be combined to represent distance (knot-hours, for example).  So why is electricity any different?

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    2. Ryan_Vickers


      I still feel like there should be something more to it.  For one I'm not convinced that the ampere is any more measurable than the coulomb.  They base it on the force generated between two parallel wires carrying current, from what I can tell.  That seems just as prone to error, and to involve other units as measuring the force between two charged plates, for example.  Additionally, I feel like the purpose of the base units is to describe the building blocks from which all other things are constructed, and as such, whether or not it's easy to measure is not the top priority.

    3. Curufinwe_wins


      I think that's a fair assessment, but at the same time, you basically never use coulombs by themselves. Most of the time you use coulomb's law, you are using elementary charge units for example.


      Really I just think that Ampere is a much more useful unit. Coulomb's are a huge unit for ionic charge, but a tiny unit for molar charge. 


      Anyways, effective March 2019, the elementary charge will be defined as a specific fraction of the coulomb. So soon your issue will be resolved heh.

    4. Ryan_Vickers


      That's a good point too.  tbh, I think that's got more "weight" to it than the measurement thing.  All the other units are "familiar" and useful in everyday life.  We don't define distance by the planck length or a mole to be one atom afterall.  And yeah, I had heard they were changing the definition somewhat.  Not quite what I had in mind but it is still an improvement imo :D

  7. I wanna add my input here before this thread gets too old. Personally I use AIMP for offline music and I think it's great. Easy to use right off the line but should offer enough customizability for anyone if you want to dig into it.
  8. Ryan_Vickers

    Windows 10 October Update 2018 - Re-Released

    What was broken about it? I think I missed that.
  9. Ah, well, I'd just remove it. That should accomplish what you want
  10. I tried something similar in a different program not that long ago. The short answer is I don't think you can, for two reasons. One, afaik, there is no "style" flag you can pass that causes it to be checked by default. You'd have to send it a message to do that (not something you can make happen by modifying resources). Two, even if you did manage it, just because it appeared checked, doesn't necessarily mean it would be. If the program is not configured to read the state from the button upon launch (and why would it be? It probably sets it if anything), it would not change the operation that actually matters. You might have more luck trying to change the flags of the password field itself. iirc, there is a flag that makes it display stars. If they've used that, you might be able to change it that way. If not, and they've decided to handle that manually, then there's probably no hope. "ES_PASSWORD" is what you'd be looking for btw.
  11. Ryan_Vickers

    Huge tank of water and no radiator?

    Interesting idea. Just have a lot of water, even ignoring any cooling ability, would allow the system to remain cool for "a while", but eventually it's going to warm up no matter how much water is used. Trick would be that if you can use a large enough container, it will naturally radiate heat to the surroundings fast enough to keep up, so your tank would effectively be both the res and the rad. I could work out what it would take but perhaps you should just experiment . After all, to get a good figure, you'd need to know the dimensions and material of the tank, and the properties of those materials. Some heat will be lost due to evaporation of the water form the surface. Some heat will be lost through radiation and some through convection, both from the surface and the walls. What they're made of, how thick they are, and how large is going to matter. In fact even some heat will be lost through conduction to the floor or whatever it's sitting on, but this is probably insubstantial. Depending on the size of the tank and how the pumps are setup, you may also need to consider movement (convection, etc.) within the tank - ie, it's not just a uniform bulk of water at one temp. There's a lot of things to consider is what I'm trying to say.
  12. Ryan_Vickers

    Linus should grow a beard

    Yeah, well it was quickly thrown together for a joke Not worth spending a lot of time on
  13. Ryan_Vickers

    Linus should grow a beard

    well thanks I mean, I like to think so, but this is hardly a good sample
  14. Ryan_Vickers

    Holy Mole-y - Metric to redefine 4 units of measurement

    I thought that everything besides the kilogram had already been redefined to properties (not physical objects)? And in fact, I thought that had already happened recently... so the Ampere, mole, and Kelvin still were based on physical things then too? And what exactly is happening to them now? Personally, I'd like to see the amp completely removed as a fundamental unit and replaced with the coulomb. Makes a lot more sense to me. After all, when it comes to other fundamental units, we have distance and time, not speed and time.
  15. I'm sure it could increase the "profile" of it, but my concern would be that ultimately, whoever wins this will have somewhat solidified their side as correct and repeatable/enforcable in law, so if that's not Rossmann, that's going to hurt the movement. Where it otherwise would have remained a bit of an unknown where companies aren't sure if they can act, Apple would, if they won, from then on know they can do this consistently and "get away with it".