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Everything posted by alpenwasser

  1. Since this seems to be nothing more than drama, locked.
  2. @AresKrieger Oh, good point about the common GND.
  3. Yes, I did read it. Bad English does not equate bad circuit design. And it is just an example. Although I would simulate and test any circuit you pick off the internet before hooking it up to something important. If not for safety, then at least to properly understand it.
  4. This will probably not be the same for every surge protector. For example, if a certain surge protector works based on one or several capacitors, your overall capacitance in the chain might indeed sink below what a single one can provide (depending on how specifically the circuits are designed), according to the law for connecting capacitors in series: 1/C_total = 1/C_1 + 1/C_2 + 1/C_3 + ... Good surge protectors should be more complex than a simple capacitor, of course, which makes the overall outcome less predictable. So yes, I'm inclined to agree with whatever people ad
  5. Edited a few posts for aggressive language towards other users. Keep it fucking civil, folks. Thanks.
  6. One of the primary advantages for me is it's usually scriptable, so you can easily automate comparatively complex and/or tedious tasks. If you know the right commands, you can reduce your workload by many magnitudes. Downside: You do need to be aware that those commands exist and roughly what they can do. The details you can always read up in the manual, but if you don't know they exist in the first place, you won't even get that far. Primary downside for me: Much smaller discoverability. When I have a GUI program in front of my eyes, I can start randomly clicking myself through me
  7. Dual CPUs, you say? Coppery goodness, you say?
  8. @Stefan1024 Damn! Despite not-so-great internet, I am actually slightly jealous of your new location. I've always had a weakness for spots which lie a bit off the beaten path, so to speak. Plus, I love lakes, rivers, the sea and all that good stuff.
  9. @ShenaniganCoder I've merged your threads together and left the second OP visible since it has one more picture.
  10. Yeah, I can access my CPU and GPU temps from the console in Linux (Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU): I'd probably just need somebody to code the Windows side for me since I haven't worked with Windows in many years. But yeah, should be feasible I think. However, as you can see, the chipset temperature is not displayed, for example (despite my motherboard having one). So you're limited to which sensors your OS supports. I'm also not sure how the AMD side of things is looking on Linux. But I reckon I can always make it a feature which works if the temp sensors are suppo
  11. @LoGiCalDrm Yeah, getting direct temperature readings from the CPU/GPU/Motherboard sensors would be a nice way to do things instead of/in addition to using temperature probes. I suppose if I could read out the temperature sensors from the operating system and then send the results to my device, that might work. The OS would need to support the temp readouts, and somehow offer me a way to tap into that, but if that's feasible, then sending those results to my device shouldn't be too much of an issue. Thanks!
  12. Yeah, I figured something like that. Sounds very hackerish, I like it. You wouldn't really need to know anything about fans specifically. You'd just need to be able to connect to my device somehow and then send the correct commands to it to do what you want (which would be documented in the API docs). So the language you use wouldn't matter much as long as it offers the features which are needed to connect to the device (which aren't defined yet). Lumping these two together because they go kinda in the same direction. I have considered doing basically something simila
  13. If I can find somebody to do that for me, or if you can find somebody, it can definitely be done though. The whole point (well, a huge part of the point) of this thing is that it's open and well-documented so that anyone can add more stuff to it. That's the main thing which makes the Aquaero not an option for me. I will add the feature to the list so that it's not forgotten.
  14. I will probably not be writing any major windows software for it myself because I just don't use Windows enough to make something decent on that front. If I do make something which goes beyond the command line, it will likely be a web interface, because that runs on pretty much any platform as long as you have a browser. However, it will have an open API, so anyone could make additional software for it. Why not both?
  15. Hm, that actually might not be the stupidest of ideas. Adding to OP. Edited title because apparently it was too ambiguous. Who'd have thunk? But yeah, think Aquaero: But probably without the display, at least for starters, so it would look more like the headless version:
  16. Title pretty much says it. Basically, I'm looking into making my own device. As capable as the Aquaero is (as one example), the Aquasuite is not of much use to me on Linux or *BSD, nor can I control it from the command line (which would be very handy for a server, for example). So instead of trying to reverse-engineer Aquacomputer's USB protocol (and needing to adapt every time they change something), I'd like to build my own cooling controller (not necessarily just for water cooling, which is why this thread is in the GD section). Besides, it should make a nice project
  17. Terribly sorry for the long delay; this semester's been kinda crazy, and I had the great idea to fall ill twice, which didn't help with having spare time to hang around on the forums at all. Anyway: Added/updated. You pretty much got it. Just make a new post with the updated info. I'm not yet 100% sure what your drive config is though. You now have two machines, each with six 2.6" drives? You wouldn't happen to have the vendor for those drives by any chance? I'll update you ASAP once I'm clear on what's what. Thanks!
  18. Switching between branches in our semester project's Git repo (26550 objects at the moment) takes between 90 seconds and four minutes when it's based on an HDD.


    On my laptop's SSD, the same thing happens in about 10 seconds.


    Note to self: Get more SSDs.



    1. alpenwasser


      Aye. Must upgrade entire server to SSDs.


      On a completely unrelated note, does anyone know of any lightly-guarded banks?

    2. Alir


      Ask the Tories for a bailout or bonus, depending on your financial situation :D

    3. Alir


      SSHDs also do the job nicely. I don't see why people don't like them.


      Thou SSDs are pretty affordable now.

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  19. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Newpaper from Southern Germany) was approached about it about a year ago and the thing then got going. But while the data was being worked on, new data kept coming in until late 2015 as far as I can tell. And then the results went public yesterday. The data itself goes back to 1977. I presume that's why at least parts of it needed to be OCR'd so that it could be indexed and processed electronically. It was probably just scanned handwritten or typed documents. But maybe we'll find out for sure at some point.
  20. Well, if you siphon it off over a few months and pay attention to not use too much bandwidth (and vary how much bandwidth you use, not just same load 24/7) it would still be doable. I've uploaded quite a few terabytes within somewhat reasonable timeframes over a 50 MBit/s upload line. Plus, the victims might just have shitty security. I'd still lean towards an internal leak, personally. But either way is just guesswork in the end.
  21. I doubt it will fundamentally change how the world works. BUT: I would bet that heads will roll. Not all of them, but some. If we think long-term, things like this might actually cause a slow shift. If people can't rely on their secret machinations being kept secret anymore, it might affect their behavior for the better eventually. Not all of them, and not from "totally corrupt" to "holy savior", but if it has the effect of some people not going quite as far as they would have otherwise, that's change for the positive. It won't save the world, but it might improve it sl
  22. I would be quite interested to know more about how they actually processed all of this data. According to Wikipedia they OCR'd quite a bit of it and used some other fancy stuff to work through it. In any case, if this has kept 376 journalists busy for about a year there should be some juicy info in there I hope. I must say I find it pretty impressive that so many people have been working on this for so long and until now there was nothing about it on the wires. That's some special-ops military-grade discipline.
  23. It is highly likely that the features you're trying to enable have been physically broken in the silicon itself. This is not a reversible process (well, certainly not with any means at a normal person's disposal). And in this case, there is nothing you can do to re-enable those features (assuming the process worked as intended). More info here, with more links to sources and such: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/3onp1m/how_do_companies_like_intel_or_amd_disable_cores/
  24. In case anyone is wondering: http://bureauofcommunication.com/compose/apology