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Messages - Frenzie

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Maybe so. :lol:

I've been lucky overall, except on my/my wife's ASUS motherboards I think the way they did the RAM is really confusing.

On the old '09 board, also DDR3 (an early one), you still have the two clicky things on both sides so you know exactly when it's in properly and when it's not.

On the '14 motherboards, only one side has that. Because -- motherboard maker logic I suppose -- that's all you need to get it out. But seating it was a lot harder than it always used to be.
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the CPU problems (AMD's Ryzen) became evident and were deemed unsolvable. As he was waiting for a replacement CPU, he tried lots of different settings with the (ASUS) mobo.
Of course, but hardware failure has nothing to do with Linux. The title of the post is "Ryzen and Linux is a disaster". But the post itself is "Ryzen had a bad hardware revision, Intel SSD underperforms for price, and ASUS mobo needs BIOS updates." The "and Linux" part feels needlessly restrictive. :P
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Since works for Red Hat and with Red Hat, Gentoo is out of the question. But I assume he knows how to install the newest kernels for Red Hat.
I wouldn't be inclined to use Gentoo over precompiled alternatives like Arch, Debian, Fedora, Manjaro, Ubuntu, etc. anyway,[1] but I wasn't quite able to glean from the text to what extent AMD is to blame. I actually got more of an "Intel didn't bother testing their stupidly expensive SSD" and "ASUS messed up their motherboard" out of it. Which to be sure isn't good for AMD -- they should be on that ASUS thing like hawks -- but who knows. :)
It's pretty much just a waste of electricity and time at best if you ask me.
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It's unclear to me from the post how much of that has to do with Linux. Someone who works at Red Hat is probably sufficiently knowledgeable, but it should be obvious that to use a brand-spanking new CPU you should also use a brand-spanking new kernel and such.[1] Or as one of the comments says: use Gentoo, not Fedora 25 from November of 2016.

My Debian Stretch, for example ­-- that's a no-go.

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$ uname -a
Linux frenzie-desktop 4.9.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.51-1 (2017-09-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux

I'm pretty sure you need at least 4.11 for Ryzen. For such purposes you can get 4.12 from stretch-backports.

Or maybe you get that standard in Fedora?
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Fedora-Linux-4.12
Although to be fair I would only expect gross inefficiencies, like not throttling up or down. Not crashes.
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How do Europeans react to this? (I'm of course asking actual Europeans...)
Unfortunately Germany is a little bit more like America now.[1] I echo @krake. How many new bullet holes in the Capitol?
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The Lounge / Re: This or that?
Armenia.

Maigret or Holmes?
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I think it's actually type like a pirate day. But maybe for some it's indeed talk like a pirate. :P
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But it's probably to be expected when you grow up pleading allegiance to a flag every day. For example in Soviet Union schools there were no oaths to be sworn. Not daily, not even yearly.
You didn't? Huh, interesting. To me that had always been a thing I knew they did in Nazi Germany, which I later learned was inspired by the US (where the practice apparently continues to this day). I guess I always just kind of assumed you had to swear allegiance to the communist paradise or some such, insofar as I gave it any thought.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
False.

You will eat cheese for lunch.
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I've been using mainly VirtualBox and perhaps a bit of VirtManager, but today I finally tried GNOME Boxes. In typical GNOME style it's fairly simplistic, so probably a lot harder if you actually need to tweak things. However, the simplicity and speed of just straight up loading a disk image is phenomenal.

(Booting into a LiveCD on bare metal is kind of meh for just quickly testing a few things.)
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The Department of Communications said that the decision to issue the stamp had been approved by the government in 2015.

A spokesperson said: "Subject matter for stamp designs are presented to Government in advance. This particular subject matter (Che Guevara) was submitted and approved by Government in December 2015 as per normal procedures."
It might also be worth considering that it's probably the most famous picture to have ever been created by an Irish artist, Jim Fitzpatrick.

/checks... oh, never mind.

But Fitzpatrick's role is not part of the reasoning of the Irish postal service. That's the rebel thing.
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The movie does advertise to show you the harbor city, so I don't think it's unexpected to see some of the harbor. :P

But yes, except for some shaky footage at 3:10 I don't think there was much of what I'd presumably think of as the city.
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True since I believe that refers to pop. But I do like beer, sparkling wine and sparkling water.

You have a favorite picture viewer.
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DnD Central / Re: Today's Good News
Yeah, that English r is a tough one. Some drink might shake it loose. :)
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The Lounge / Re: True or false?
True. Though in my case it was merely the wrong color toner, so now it's simply sitting in storage until needed.

You like tea.
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Wouldn't this be radically distinct from the "village militia" as you put it earlier? Because, in Estonia at least, there have always been stark contrasts between urban vs rural, the general order of things mostly being dominated by the rural affairs up to 1960's or so. Things like "guild" and "city guard" would have no jurisdiction whatsoever in the countryside.
I'd say that the name guild is a misnomer, in this instance a synonym for organization or association. A guild is an association of professionals, of artisans and tradesmen. By contrast, the shooter's "guild" consists of volunteers who hold other jobs. It was also a charitable organization... like Hamas, I suppose, though I hate to think of it that way. But you correctly inferred that these terms originated in cities. The current shooter's guilds find their origin in Flemish and Brabantic cities in the 13th or 14th century,[1] while shooteries (schutterijen) without the "guild" probably didn't become commonplace in the countryside until the 16th century.

The shootery (town militia) principle as we know it today may have originated in Flanders and Brabant, but besides spreading to the rest of the low countries and the countryside, it also quickly spread to economically connected regions like present-day Western Germany, Northern France, and Northern Italy, as well as remote regions like Austria and Poland.

I think the English/American militia is mostly a later parallel development without a direct connection to the Flemish shootery tradition, with a possible exception in New Netherland, although given the intense economic contact between England and Holland/Flanders they would've certainly been aware of it as a curious habit from across the Channel. Judging by a quick perusal of Wikipedia militias were mostly a thing for the English colonies, America in particular. For defense against Native Americans and slaves, mind you, not against the English. That didn't come up for another century. :P
Obviously the whole guild system itself goes back much further.
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No, not that kind of militia.

Or actually, here we happen to make another connection to the word militia: Russian милиция, the equivalent of police. There were so many of them around (a la police state) that they occasionally had little to do, so the state had to occasionally campaign against drinking in their midst.
I've been using militia for the sake of communication. In Dutch the kind of militia under discussion is called a shooter's guild (schuttersgilde) or stadswacht (city guard). I'd say the word militie (militia) itself has connotations closer to something like FARC or Hezbollah. Concretely, an unruly (explicitly not well-regulated) group of militarized types. To refer back to that English text from the 1700s I quoted on the previous page, an armed mob.
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It's only me who's been noticing that you must interpret the U. S. Constitution just like a kind of Holy Bible?!
No, the issues are somewhat similar in how some respond to them. Both were written in a particular time for a particular purpose.
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79% of Swedish 2 years olds have used the internet.
No surprise there. I'm sure that I "used" TV and radio when I was 2.
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This is the cherry in your drivel this time. Thanks for sharing.
You didn't have any village militia in Estonia? Basically a couple of guys who sometimes come together to practice shooting for "defense". Meaning drinking spirits and maybe shooting at some bottles or trees assuming they weren't too busy drinking. Or in any case, that's what (Dutch) militia had degraded to by probably the mid-19th century at the latest, due to highly decreased relevance.[1]

One can imagine that in centuries prior, assembling the various village militias of the region, each of which consisted of only a few guys (plus with any luck another dozen in reserve), would be capable of mounting a meaningful resistance against a full 100-200 man company of Spaniards or French. One of the more famous examples that comes to mind, admittedly of typically better trained and armed city militias, is when in January of 1673 fewer than 400 combined militiamen from The Hague and Dordrecht chased off more than 500 French professional soldiers near Oudewater.[2]

You could quite validly argue that this regional militia is the "true" militia, but unlike the village militia the regional militia would only come together infrequently for obvious logistical reasons. The few-men militias constitute an important part of the larger well-regulated militia. I'm not entirely sure why we never put that in any constitutional documents. I suppose that back in the 16th century it was too self-evident, and by the mid-19th century too irrelevant.
I.e., what are you going to do against fast-loading cannons, volley guns, later followed by mitrailleuses and gatling guns, with your regular rifle that you probably mostly use for hunting anyway?
Of course the Battle of the Golden Spurs is by far the most famous example of all, but that was before firearms became commonplace.
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JFYI......a quick note of interest to those unfamiliar.....in the 18th Century the phrase "....well regulated...." meant well trained, not regulated by an entity.
You will find that "REGULATED" did not mean restrictions placed on or to anything by a State of another Government body in the late 1700's.
The basic premise holds ground: well-regulated means something like functioning correctly. But it seems like a slight leap to subsequently conclude that well functioning means without any restrictions.
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This pretty much exhausts the need for analysis.
Sounds about right. :cheers:
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Sure, sure, but it's a hopeless case of overanalysis, particularly because you have apparently forgotten the topic by now. Are you saying that there's Dutch influence in the 2nd Amendment or in the way Americans conceive of gun rights? Are you desperately hoping some such influence would be found?
No, like I said the meaning of 18th century English coupled with (American-)English common law is required to properly interpret that one.
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But of course I must respect your national pride as you try to smuggle Dutch influences into the foundering principles of USA.
It could be a completely independent development, but it seems unlikely. My basic argument is that, unlike the Puritanical English colonies, certain liberties that Americans call central to their core first existed in New York -- and tend to date back to New Amsterdam. But you don't have to take it from me. To quote a third party that I believe @OakdaleFTL likes:

Many American geographical names (Harlem, Flushing, Brooklyn), landmarks (Wall Street), families (Roosevelt, Van Buren) and words (dollar, cookie, boss, coleslaw) originate from the 17th-century Dutch colony New Netherland on Manhattan. Some five million Americans are of Dutch descent. The Dutch conceptions of religious tolerance and multiculturalism had a tremendous impact on the construction of the independent American Republic. The American Declaration of Independence (1776) is so similar to the Dutch Act of Abjuration (1581) that John Adams went as far as to say that "the origins of the two Republics are so much alike that the history of one seems but a transcript from that of the other." According to American author Russell Shorto, it is not the early English settlements or the Pilgrim's colony that represents a model of what America was to become, but rather the Dutch settlement on the island of Manhattan, "the first tolerant, multiethnic, upwardly mobile society on America's shores."

It shows most of the places I saw when I visited it. Hopefully nicely familiar to you too  :)
Never been there. The place holds no particular appeal to me. :)