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Everything posted by OJTheAviator

  1. I hope this doesn't count as political. The politics is literally background to the real comedy. And now, for the most 2021 screenshot of the year so far:

  2. Dancing birds


    Also, nice sky!



    Needless to say, I've been taking lots of pictures. Apologies for not reading notifications recently, the forum break has been nice so far but I may become active again at some point! Who knows though.

    1. Schnoz


      Love the sky picture! Sometimes it's just a good thing to take time off from  talking  with random internet strangers once in a while. 

  3. I've been in a Jacob Collier mood. One of the best.
  4. I'm not dead, just busy. I did make a neat render I wanted to share:

    1. Schnoz


      Looks really nice! I just have two suggestions.  The  light source seems a bit on the bright side, and the waves could be slowed down. Otherwise, I like this render.

  5. I need to study but I'm absorbed by the saying "righty tighty, lefty loosey". It is nonsensical! If the top of the turning thing is going left, the bottom is going right, and if the bottom is going left, the top is going right! There is no relative translation between the two parts!! One could use the right hand rule, that makes sense. But 'left' and 'right' don't describe rotation!!!

    1. Schnoz


      Sounds like a 3 am thought!

    2. Windows7ge


      Want me to add a layer onto the confusion?


      Left hand threaded screws. Screws that tighten when rotated counter-clockwise. :3


  6. Hot take: Hexagons are the bestagons.

    Some of you will probably get it

  7. More rendering! And it loops!

    This was inspired by the wireframe trench in Star Wars (1977), eventually I want to build this into some sort of race with wireframe spaceships, that'd be pretty neat. Generally wanting to flesh it out while keeping the aesthetic.

  8. I did some spooky rendering yesterday:


  9. Image overload. To be clear, I didn't do this thinking it looks good, just interesting. Almost comic-book like.


  10. I saw a beautiful Corvette the other day. Lucky I had my camera on me...


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    2. Techstorm970


      @Silentprototipe  I mean, I'd be proud of that thing, as well...

    3. Bombastinator


      Very very stock.  That’s someone’s pride and joy.  That or they’ve got 12 other cars just as nice.

    4. Silentprototipe


      @Techstorm970 Considering its a relatively mint C2 I guess he does have a right to :P 

  11. I found how they make egg cartons! They just tell the cardboard to form itself into z=sin(x)sin(y)
    3D plot


    I just randomly happened upon this shape when doing some Calc 3 homework, completely unintentionally, when I thought "EGG CARTON" and distracted myself from immanently due homework.

  12. I'm not dead. Also, holy crap. Apple just released the iPhone I've been dreaming about for months -- an updated iPhone with the 4s' design! This looks as good as iPhone's aesthetic peak a decade ago... with what looks like some of the best tech out there. I'm no iPhone fanboy -- far from it -- but I'm feeling a little less loyal to my Samsung Galaxy S8 right now.

    1. PCGuy_5960


      If I can find it for a discount, I would definitely consider buying a 12 mini.

  13. Well, my new Nikon D610 is serving me well. No tech photos yet, but I do have some birds and butterflies and scenery!



    Another field






















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    2. DildorTheDecent
    3. FakeNSA



      And yeah, feel free to post all that in the parrot thread should you desire.

    4. OJTheAviator




      With my birds not being parrots, RGB, or animated (harassing a tv presenter), I feel these photos would look as out of place as wearing pajamas to a formal dinner😂


      Edit: seems as though I may have misjudged the parrot thread! I may post after all

  14. Good point about copying stuff from C to another drive. Would have saved some time. I did use the bootable registry editor, and attempted to use a backup I had made of the registry, but I got an error and wasn't able to fix it that way.
  15. Well, having got everything going again, I'm glad I didn't make a backup of the other three drives then and there. I've got several terabytes of data across the three drives, and since I don't have multiple terabytes of storage on my laptop or currently available in the cloud, I'd have to use spare hard drives. That would take 2-3 days if I were to transfer data 24 hours straight, not accounting for switching drives. It would take longer in practice. Also, while the SATA connector is standard, my adapter is in the form of an external drive enclosure, so the rest of it physically cannot fit a 3
  16. New camera! More features! Video! Time lapse!

    Perhaps I'll post photos and other stuff soon.

  17. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the help! @Master Disaster Sounds good. I'm planning on just copying all the files on the drive to my laptop storage, so I don't see why I couldn't copy them back after reinstalling Windows. Thanks for the detailed answer!
  18. I made a mistake. If people have suggestions or know people who might, I'd appreciate input.


  19. Hello, I did something stupid. I followed a guide to fix a disk drive error, modified the registry, and now my Windows 10 PC is in a boot loop. I get a blue screen with the error inaccessible boot device. I did make a backup of the registry, but I wasn't able to successfully restore it from the advanced options command line. I've decided it's probably best if I reinstall Windows at this point, but I wanted to check a few things so that I keep my photos and documents. Oh, and I was especially stupid because I don't have a backup of all the data. (I'm doing that the minute I get thin
  20. Heavenly Bovine, that's a lot of notifications!


    I guess some have more, but I've got more than I'm used to, that's for sure

    1. soldier_ph


      Average for me is 58 to 64 every day when I come on for the first day plus 20 to 30 more through out my day. Then also 1 to 2 PMs I'm active in, not to mention all the chatting via Discord. Then I'm also active on Reddit and Twitter.

  21. I've finally gotten around to taking photos of my laptop...




    It's got a pen, housed in the side. Contacts charge it whenever it's docked, so I don't have to worry about replacing batteries.



    It folds all the way around. After all, it is named a "Yoga". Writing on the screen is very good. It's fairly responsive, nice feel.



    While it's a Yoga, it's also a Thinkpad, as evidenced by the nice Thinkpad logo.



    In addition, I can tell it's a Thinkpad by the piece of evidence that is the Trackpoint. I don't use it often, but I kinda like it there.



    IO wise, not too shabby. On the left: USB C (non Thunderbolt unfortunately), USB C with Thinkpad dock connector (the dock connector supports Ethernet), USB A, and 3.5mm jack. On the right: power button, micro SD, USB A, full size HDMI, and Kensington lock. The only real downside would be a lack of Thunderbolt, but with all the other IO, I don't really feel a need for it. Plus, it has Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 AX inside, so I get nearly 600 Mb/s on WiFi.





    And lastly, what may be my favorite photo. This photo of a current laptop was taken on a DSLR from about 2005, on a lens from (likely) the '70s. I don't know the details of this lens, but it was my Grandpa's lens from his film SLR. Anyway, for me it sort of spans time in a way most photos don't.



    1. soldier_ph


      Nice laptop you got there. I've always been a fan of Thinkpads in particular since we used them a lot in school. I too am gonna get a brand new Laptop soon, it's the XMG Schenker Core 15 AMD with a 4800H, RTX 2060 Refresh, 16GB of Crucial 3200MHz RAM, 2TB Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD and 144Hz IPS 15.5" Display.

    2. OJTheAviator


      @Pascal... That XMG looks pretty awesome!

  22. People are sick trying to scam grandparents. My grandma emailed about this Microsoft alert... On her Chomebook. Luckily, she didn't click anything, just restarted it, but still messed up they target these sorts of people. Now I have to go over to block this site and keep it from beeping at her.



    1. dizmo


      They're not really targeting old people with those. They're targeting anyone stupid enough to fall for it.

    2. OJTheAviator


      Fair, but I think the elderly are disproportionately effected. They didn't grow up using this tech, and often have poorer eyesight so have trouble seeing details that help clue people onto scams. Sure, it's a Chomebook and the warning is Microsoft, but I think plenty of non tech people--many of whole who have grown up with these companies--would need a few minutes for that to jump out at them.

    3. Bombastinator


      Old people are often technologically behind, are sometimes mentally compromised, and tend to have bank accounts.  Perfect victims.  What’s that phrase “heroin to school kids?”

  23. I'm now working with a json file that is about half a gigabyte in size. The computer is really chugging.


    Firefox alone is using over 9 GB of RAM


  24. Well, it's not about what you have, but how you use it.


  25. Well, I've been using my new laptop so much over the last few hours that I haven't had the chance to take good photos yet. TLDR (too lazy, didn't record), it's amazing. The keyboard is fantastic, as expected. The trackpad is as good as anything else I've used, though not incredible. The screen is sharp and bright, though the bezels do exist. The thing is built like a tank. No real flex anywhere. The touchscreen is good, tablet mode is nice. I've done a little note-taking with it now, and it's pretty good. The stylus is fantastic in my opinion, and docks into the chassis, so it's no bother when I don't need it. It's got Windows Hello facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner. I haven't had the chance to use facial unlock yet, but the fingerprint scanner is a nice touch (pun intended) to unlock quickly. In other words, I'm very happy.