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by Martin Blank
Thu May 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Penis penis penis
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Penis penis penis

Moved to General Chat.

I do still pay attention sometimes.
by Martin Blank
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats in a name?
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Whats in a name?

Beacon Inspections sounds more associated with watercraft to me. Coastal Inspections is better, but doesn't feel like it has the twist you're looking for. I shall ponder.
by Martin Blank
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upcoming changes (and possible breakage)
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Upcoming changes (and possible breakage)

One thing I can't do just yet is upgrade to PHP 7.3. It's on the server, but an older module is active because phpBB doesn't support 7.3 yet and won't until 3.3 because of dependencies.
by Martin Blank
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upcoming changes (and possible breakage)
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Upcoming changes (and possible breakage)

Before the end of April 2019, I plan to do some work and experiments on the forums, since this is the most active site I run. I hope that it won't break anything, but I can't promise. Among these are: Upgrading to phpBB 3.2.5 (or whatever is current when I upgrade) Adding Content-Security-Policy (CS...
by Martin Blank
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

NickGXZ wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:03 am
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, all that noise.

Note: Being a Nicholas this time of year gets really annoying when you work in a call center that has a lot of the older folks calling in. (read: Retirement support)
"Hello, this is Some Guy, how can I assist you?"
by Martin Blank
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TLSv1.3 enabled
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: TLSv1.3 enabled

Totally subjective as I haven't done any formal tests, but it seems like between HTTP/2 and TLSv1.3 (both of which were designed to improve performance, the pages snap in more quickly.
by Martin Blank
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TLSv1.3 enabled
Replies: 2
Views: 377

TLSv1.3 enabled

As of a few minutes ago, the server is using OpenSSL v1.1.1 and Apache 2.4.37, meaning that TLSv1.3 is enabled. This will be the preferred protocol if your browser supports it, which should be the case for most browser versions released in the last year.

As usual, let me know if you run into issues.
by Martin Blank
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 10500

Re: When you don't give up.

This was a public university system, one on the Top 500 list. I imagine (and hope) the DoD is more selective about its users.
by Martin Blank
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your job?
Replies: 56
Views: 4170

Re: What's your job?

You survived the hurricane! Woot!
by Martin Blank
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your job?
Replies: 56
Views: 4170

Re: What's your job?

After working in arcades for 23 years, I now fix copiers and printers. Better money. Less of a challenge. I miss the arcades. AAAAAH. THE PAPER IS STUCK TO THE FUSER. There was a time, when I was still fixing printers, the LaserJet 4’s were no friend of mine. The fusers all flaked, the users all op...
by Martin Blank
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: The Holodeck Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1834

Re: The Holodeck Problem

Deacon wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:03 am
Or hands? ;)
Liz has fingers.

It’s not certain they’re attached to hands, but there were definitely fingers.

Or possibly alien worms. It is a holodeck, after all.
by Martin Blank
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 10500

Re: When you don't give up.

I'm glad I stored my password in LastPass. Anyway, welcome back! Glad to see it's being updated again :) Also, FWIW, my job now involves actual super computers, if you want to ask questions about what it is like using the real thing. Depending on which supercomputer, you may really need to up your ...
by Martin Blank
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: The Holodeck Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1834

Re: The Holodeck Problem

IIRC, the TOS novel Enterprise mentioned storing certain bulk goods in transporter buffers. Coffee is the example that sticks in my mind. Whenever someone wants to make some coffee, the computer retrieves a small amount from the buffer. The justification is that the energy cost to maintain the buffe...
by Martin Blank
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 10500

Re: When you don't give up.

Greg Dean wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:27 pm
I've noticed a few people mention that they laughed, which I find interesting. This and the subsequent strips were intended to be more narrative, believe it or not. IT'S LEADING YOU ON A JOURNEY.
So you were serious about there being actual stories?
by Martin Blank
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 645
Views: 51765

Re: Randomness

To hear the Washington Times tell it, Dick’s Sporting Goods is teetering on the edge of Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation). Then again, the Washington Times also still things there’s a communist conspiracy out of Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (and maybe now Caracas) with deeply placed agents in the US...