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General => DnD Central => Topic started by: Luxor on 2013-11-20, 14:24:12

Title: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-20, 14:24:12
Is this interesting enough?
Probably not, but it's a test if nothing else.   ;)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-20, 15:06:29
Sure. :P
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-20, 15:10:33
Do I win a prize for first post.  ;D
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Barulheira on 2013-11-20, 15:11:27
At least now I can post something in reply.
The first time, I had to request another image, and then, after posting and hitting refresh some times, I was presented a page that told me that someone submitted a message before me (thanks, Frenzie!)...
I hope now it works. :)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-20, 15:15:58
Still having to do a lot of page refreshing though.
No doubt once it's propagated it will work fine without the need for that.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-20, 15:24:21
I hope this problem is related to DNS propagation, but one thing's for sure: the server is reacting slower right now than I've ever seen since going with this provider (which we've been with for over a year now). That includes other domains, not just this one. The error log is showing nothing but browsers requesting favicon.ico.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-20, 16:45:54
Well, if it's a matter of propagation, we just wait until it's propagated enough... :)

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What is DNS propagation? DNS propagation is the time delay between the time you make DNS changes on your authoritative DNS servers, usually at your hosting provider, and the time it takes for these changes to be seen by your end users and customers. The time it takes to propagate is going to be based on your current time to live (TTL) settings for the resource record your changing. These TTL values must expire from the recursive DNS servers around the Internet. Meaning the recursive DNS servers at ISP around the world. Once the TTL value reaches zero the recursive DNS server will then need to ask the authoritative DNS server for the new answer. The higher the TTL value the longer it takes changes to propagate because it will take longer for the cached value to expire. This tools will query several recursive DNS servers at random ISP's around the world to report on what IP address they are currently returning to their end users DNS queries for your domain. This will help you gauge if the changes you have made are being propagated in a timely manner.


Don't read it, I just like to learn these things...  :)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-20, 16:51:14
The reason I think it might be a propagation issue is because everyone has (or should have) multiple DNS servers set up in their router. So it's possible that one server received the new info and the other didn't. On the other hand, the router should really cache such things...

In any case, that's why I won't call this test a failure yet until Friday.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-20, 17:22:13
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Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-20, 19:50:18
I guess that might suggest a memory problem or something, except trying e.g. memory-intensive admin tasks does not fail. I'll disable hostname lookups (on by default) as suggested here (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Performance_enhancements#Disable_hostname_lookups), although as far as I can tell that should just result in slower loading times.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: ensbb3 on 2013-11-20, 20:09:57
It's smoothing out. Actually running quicker than fluxBB did here, atm.   8)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-20, 20:38:35
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Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-20, 20:50:32
I disabled the hostname lookups like I said I would. I'll have to reenable them later to check whether it was that or just some server fluke.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Belfrager on 2013-11-20, 21:10:19
Hey, good news, perfectly working for me.
Not anymore blank screens and very fast access.  :)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-11-20, 21:58:36
(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/applause001.gif)Nice place so far Frenzie. Good job.(https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/A%20OK%20002.gif)

I tip my hat ta ya. (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/hatsoff.gif)

Works a treat......took all of 3 minutes to set up an account.....no errors whatsoever, & no dramas either. Seems clean & simple....can't see anyone getting lost. I find the WYSIWYG toggle interesting, but editing there will take quite some getting used to -- copy/paste etc.....etc.....etc

All in all, I'll initially give the board a 6.0 out of 10.



JFYI .... Using FireFox v17.0.9 ESR Portable....pages render superbly (as usual).


Thanks (https://www.smileyfaze.tk/slides/cheerskj4.gif)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-21, 03:43:45
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Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-21, 11:54:25
I evaluated several options. I can bore you by listing them all if you're interested. :P FluxBB and SMF were the winners from a user's perspective, which for me includes that it should work in pretty much any browser ever made. Unlike junk like Disqus, most forum systems actually passed that test.

Anyway, as a user I preferred FluxBB, but from the admin side of things SMF was the winner.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Macallan on 2013-11-21, 13:53:01

Anyway, as a user I preferred FluxBB, but from the admin side of things SMF was the winner.

Told you so :P
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: mjmsprt40 on 2013-11-21, 15:01:12
I was going to say that I didn't have to refresh, but that wasn't quite true. It seems I'm only "logged in" for 60 minutes, then have to re-log after that. OK, that's not too hard and I can certainly live with that.

I note that the selection of tools gives us a wee bit more than the selection of "smileys" that MyOpera gives us, so expressing pleasure or displeasure could be interesting if you're halfway inventive.

[move]mjmsprt40[/move]
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-21, 15:07:30
I think you should be able to check "log in forever" or something to that extent.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: johnogaziechi on 2013-11-27, 10:27:32
Nice.... Found my way through,  easily on my mobile.... Simple and straightforward... Nice one frenzie....even as a test...
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-04-10, 20:35:56
Found my way through,  easily on my mobile.... Simple and straightforward... Nice one frenzie....even as a test...

It seems you got lost johnogaziechi...
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Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Eh??
Dear machine, in case you are speaking with me, let me tell you that topics are like Port wine, the older, the better.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-10, 20:38:10
It seems you got lost johnogaziechi...

We have more smilies now! :hat: :yes: :D :insane: :jester: :wizard: :sherlock: :chef:
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-04-10, 22:16:16

Nice.... Found my way through,  easily on my mobile.... Simple and straightforward... Nice one frenzie....even as a test...

Welcome aboard my friend!

Chelsea still sucks because they suck.  :devil:
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: rjhowie on 2014-04-11, 00:21:26
Ah, that brilliant picture of one of my historical heroes laddie from the South. Robert e. Lee a true gentleman and great man who was admired by those who served with him. When soldiers get together to see you have a brand new uniform before signing a sad agreement tells you something!
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-04-11, 02:10:24

Ah, that brilliant picture of one of my historical heroes laddie from the South. Robert e. Lee a true gentleman and great man who was admired by those who served with him. When soldiers get together to see you have a brand new uniform before signing a sad agreement tells you something!

Thanks Mr. Howie!

This month, for all of the controversy surrounding it, is Confederate History Month, at least in the South. Not sure about the rest of the country. So for a month, General Lee shall be my avi.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-04-11, 10:23:27
I'm in Georgia today. Just heard a rebel yell.
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This is presently the most interesting thread I've ever seen in either Opera or DnWhatever this is.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fp9.storage.canalblog.com%2F97%2F15%2F1063110%2F85469594_p.jpg&hash=eb2041f1d22eb0f0d5e3ab59bb7b62fc" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://p9.storage.canalblog.com/97/15/1063110/85469594_p.jpg)
I love this one.

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordlibrary.org%2Fscollect%2Fbuildinghistories%2FTownHouse%2Fimages%2FleeSurrender.jpg&hash=3edbe1d0e36befb82fadd51a64fa7c0c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/buildinghistories/TownHouse/images/leeSurrender.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: rjhowie on 2014-04-12, 00:36:44
Well I am sorry that poster was ever to be. The North had no right to be sanctimonious what with the hypocrisy and then the way they devastated the South. Sherman was a fanatical zombie and the carpetbaggers a disgusting aftermath. Small wonder there was so much ill-feeling over the Mason-Dixon.

Now having dealt with the Northerner may I say Colonel that I  was unaware of the Confederate celebration  and would have loved that. Earlier on Friday evening I went several minutes from my hoe to pick up a prescription from my local chemist (drug store over there) and the young woman who served me turned out to be a Southerner. I didn't yeaa-haw as she came from Missouri not Texas. Still think the Confederacy had some great generals and the way the US treated the CSA Presient was disgusting what with being wrapped up in chains.

Just saluted the general up on the wall......
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-22, 08:30:36
I suggest we could use this thread to bud possible new topics - which will either appear as threads or... :)

E.g.,
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'Sometimes you get professional people on £60,000 salaries dropping in.
..They have just been made redundant and feel embarrassed to be here. They still have the trappings of a good job, like Sky TV and iPhones, which are under contract, but they can't afford to eat.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2608606/No-ID-no-checks-vouchers-sob-stories-The-truth-shock-food-bank-claims.html
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-04-22, 09:46:23
[move]I don't find this thread interesting enough.[/move]
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-24, 10:32:27
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2611967/At-Im-alive-BBC-presenter-tells-left-coma-like-state-drugged-Ketamine-beaten-gang-nightmare-ten-hour-ordeal-holiday-Costa-del-Sol.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss
Quote from: Mail
Alan Tait, who presents The Golf Show on BBC Radio Scotland, was on a three-day golfing holiday in Spain when a gang spiked his drink with horse tranquiliser ketamine, robbed him and left him for dead last Friday night...

Quote from: Alan Tait
At least I'm alive
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: rjhowie on 2014-04-27, 00:41:22
Damn Spaniards and Belfrager has to live next door.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: tt92 on 2014-04-27, 06:37:34

Damn Spaniards and Belfrager has to live next door.

Probably not Protestants either.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-04-27, 07:32:12

Probably not Protestants either.
:o
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-04-28, 08:25:48
Damn Spaniards and Belfrager has to live next door.

Olé!!
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Barulheira on 2014-04-28, 10:33:40

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.concordlibrary.org%2Fscollect%2Fbuildinghistories%2FTownHouse%2Fimages%2FleeSurrender.jpg&hash=3edbe1d0e36befb82fadd51a64fa7c0c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/buildinghistories/TownHouse/images/leeSurrender.jpg)

I wonder how many True Type fonts were available at that time. :left:
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-04-28, 20:32:19
Mutatis mutantis, it seems like SmileyFaze posts.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: ersi on 2020-08-23, 18:11:12
Is down under interesting enough? Once in a lifetime snow experience in Australia
https://www.9news.com.au/national/weather-arctic-blast-brings-snow-to-nsw-blue-mountains-orange-oberon-victoria/c8d8491f-c089-4279-99ae-6e2d989d8505

Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: jax on 2020-08-25, 06:49:31
It kind of is, isn't it?
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: ersi on 2020-09-06, 17:41:56
In addition to other problems, Japan is losing even professional criminals
Quote from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/05/making-a-slow-getaway-ageing-population-japans-yakuza
Turf wars that were once settled by younger men eager to impress their bosses are now being waged by men well into middle-age. When two gangsters connected to a Yamaguchi-gumi rival were shot dead in the street last October, police arrested a 68-year-old suspect.

In the past, younger gangsters would commit crimes on the orders of their oyabun bosses and be out of prison still in their 40s with their reputations enhanced and financial futures secure. But longer sentences - including life terms for some murders - mean rewards for bravery and loyalty are no longer guaranteed.

...

Combined with more than two decades of economic uncertainty, stricter laws have weakened the yakuza's role in Japanese social, political and economic life, Suzuki said. "Although the police won't admit as much publicly - they don't want to talk themselves out of a job - we have already entered a time when the yakuza are becoming irrelevant in Japanese society," he said.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: jax on 2020-09-07, 10:04:47
Where Japan goes, so go all of us, just on slightly different time scales.

Our world is ageing fast. Take this 150 year animation 1950-2100 (obviously half historical data, half projection).

In 1950 only a handful countries had a median age above 30. To list: Austria (35.7), Germany (35.2), Scandinavia (31.7-32.4), Australia (30.4), and the USA (30.2). Japan had a median age of 22.3 years.

Now in 2020 it is fairly even mixed, the world median age crossed 30 years last year. Japan has a median age of 48.2.

In 2100 only Niger in the Sahel is projected to have a median age below 30 (29.4). Japan would have a median age of 51.8.

(They would join Spain (51.7), South Korea (51.6), Poland (51.5), Iran (51.2), Nepal and Costa Rica (51.1), Brazil (50.8 ), Bangladesh (50.6), Italy and Thailand (50.5), Mexico (50.4), Turkey (50.2) and Chile (50.1) in having a median age over 50. )


Our World in Data: (https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/median-age?year=earliest) median age 1950-2100 (https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/median-age?year=earliest)(https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/exports/median-age.png)
More recent studies indicate we will age somewhat faster than the UN projections. Here's an animated GIF of the UN data.

(https://i.imgur.com/Mb7cdkx.gif)



Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: Frenzie on 2020-09-07, 11:17:08
In 1950 only a handful countries had a median age below 30. To list: Austria (35.7), Germany (35.2), Scandinavia (31.7-32.4), Australia (30.4), and the USA (30.2). Japan had a median age of 22.3 years.
I assume you mean above, not below. ;)

A very big question immediately raised by 1950 is what about roughly 1930-1940. Perhaps it was more like 1970-1980.
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: jax on 2020-09-07, 12:42:05
Absolutely, and fixed.


WWI and WWII did affect the German population pyramid.

Germany 1950 (https://www.populationpyramid.net/germany/1950/)

(https://images.populationpyramid.net/capture/?selector=%23pyramid-share-container&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.populationpyramid.net/germany/1950/%3Fshare%3Dtrue)
11 years earlier interwar Germany, with anschluss'd Austria:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Germany_Sex_By_Age_1939.png/640px-Germany_Sex_By_Age_1939.png)

Clearly the world wars whittled down the base of the population pyramid of Germany (and Austria), particularly on the male side, and that increased the median age. 

But it is not the whole story. Sweden was neutral in both world wars, but had undergone the demographic transition. By 1950 the "pyramid" was bullet shaped.

Sweden, 1950

(https://images.populationpyramid.net/capture/?selector=%23pyramid-share-container&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.populationpyramid.net/sweden/1950/%3Fshare%3Dtrue)
In Sweden the smallest cohorts were born in the 1930s, and there had been a sharp fall from 1900 in fertility rates (from 4 to below 2) and crude birth rates. In 1900 Sweden did have a clear pyramid (in darker gray):

(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karin_Radholm/publication/320706123/figure/fig1/AS:554941464551424@1509319763126/The-Swedish-population-pyramid-Ages-0-to-100-years-and-parts-of-the-entire-population.png)
Title: Re: Is this interesting enough?
Post by: jax on 2020-10-07, 10:23:48
Another thing to note, countries that we thought of as "young" when we were, but since had a rapid demographic transition, will actually have a higher median age in a few years from now. Bangladesh, for instance, would be an older people's home than Sweden, because the Bangladeshi "bump" will grow older, while Sweden's population structure will stay fairly straight as above.