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Daemonius wrote:
Wizard wrote:
Daemonius wrote:

I have no words for this

Other than: "Why?" "What?" "Why?" (again) and maybe "Make it stop"


Or maybe just Finland.


Stalin: I know! Let's go to war with Finland! It'll be a walk in the park!

Zhukov: Umhhh....., well..........

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I'm watching this show about a danish farmer. He bought ducks to eat the snails, but they flew away. But he seems happy anyway. He has lots of plants and tools and stuff. Lately I've been growing some monsteras and an ivy plant that's taking over a window. Also, a coleus. Plants are pretty neat, don't you think?

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nivalis wrote:

I'm watching this show about a danish farmer. He bought ducks to eat the snails, but they flew away. But he seems happy anyway. He has lots of plants and tools and stuff. Lately I've been growing some monsteras and an ivy plant that's taking over a window. Also, a coleus. Plants are pretty neat, don't you think?

I'm just happy to see that username...

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

Daemons are benevolent or benign nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and gods, similar to ghosts, chthonic heroes, spirit guides, forces of nature or the gods themselves.

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Hey daemonius smile sup?

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Slashdot Asks: Do You (Ever) Shut Down Your Computer?

https://ask.slashdot.org/story/19/08/15 … r-computer

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lighton wrote:

Slashdot Asks: Do You (Ever) Shut Down Your Computer?

https://ask.slashdot.org/story/19/08/15 … r-computer

I don't, but the damn Windows Update does it for me big_smile Normally I hibernate at best, if I don't have terminals or alike open. But mostly it's because I have constantly a lot of stuff running and it's a chore to start it back again. Some VM's which I need just for specific things are scheduled to shut down in the middle of the night.

Tho it's not free, I guess it costs around 15 eur/month to keep running 2 PC's 24/7. Or 180 eur/year.

Restart again retarded Windows Update or some driver updates. At least AVG gets it, in their dialog when to restart the computer the last option is "Next century" big_smile

My Debian machines are restarted... never.

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I like to "rewind" web pages by scrolling to the top before I close the tab.

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g371 wrote:
lighton wrote:

Slashdot Asks: Do You (Ever) Shut Down Your Computer?

https://ask.slashdot.org/story/19/08/15 … r-computer

I don't, but the damn Windows Update does it for me big_smile

This is exactly why I use Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script), along with WuMgr, to put a stop to those automatic updates. If Windows gets updated it's because I pulled the trigger and scheduled a restart if needed.

g371 wrote:

Tho it's not free, I guess it costs around 15 eur/month to keep running 2 PC's 24/7. Or 180 eur/year.

I no longer need it at my current residence but Winsleep came in handy for me in the past to help cut costs.

g371 wrote:

My Debian machines are restarted... never.

Yeah, same here. The only times they're off is during routine maintenance and cleaning.

And before anyone tries to be funny, NO, I don't take a sledge hammer to my PC or blast Peter Gabriel over the speakers to stop the updates. tongue

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g371 wrote:

But mostly it's because I have constantly a lot of stuff running and it's a chore to start it back again.

+1! I use a script to automate at least some of the 'starting stuff back again'. smile


g371 wrote:

At least AVG gets it, in their dialog when to restart the computer the last option is "Next century" big_smile

big_smile big_smile Love it!

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lighton wrote:

I use a script to automate at least some of the 'starting stuff back again'.

I have 2 problems why I don't restart or shut down computers: 1) I use Windows notepad for quick temp notes, like some configs/passwords I set and alike, these get lost on restart; 2) I use 5 virtual desktops and even Chrome update pisses me off, because after I again need to drag 30 windows to correct desktops - have not found a solution for that.

Instead of restart I have a useless_process_killer.bat

@echo off

taskkill /f /im CardoUpdater.exe
taskkill /f /im DbxSvc.exe
taskkill /f /im Dropbox.exe
taskkill /f /im DropboxUpdate.exe
taskkill /f /im FoxitReaderUpdater.exe
taskkill /f /im mDNSResponder.exe
taskkill /f /im Mattermost.exe
taskkill /f /im nordvpn-service.exe
taskkill /f /im Skype.exe
taskkill /f /im slack.exe
taskkill /f /im SSUService.exe
taskkill /f /im SRService.exe
taskkill /f /im strwinclt.exe
taskkill /f /im Telegram.exe
taskkill /f /im update_notifier.exe

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

pause

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scorpius074 wrote:

This is exactly why I use Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script), along with WuMgr, to put a stop to those automatic updates. If Windows gets updated it's because I pulled the trigger and scheduled a restart if needed.

Will need to check that, for a while it was ok, you could tell Windows Update to stand down, but it's Microsoft, after some major update, they reset config or something like that and, bam, surprise restarts are back, last one yesterday big_smile It's like Windows Update team competes with Internet Explorer team who will get the most hate in MS history big_smile

The day Linux will be able to cover my desktop needs, bye, bye big_smile

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I heard that this year is the year of linux on the desktop!

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big_smile

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scorpius074 wrote:

This is exactly why I use Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script), along with WuMgr, to put a stop to those automatic updates.

I don't mind much anymore... Windows 10 with Chrome (with many tabs open) tends to get close to running out of RAM after 4 to 8 days, so a reboot helps to clean house and return to 100% system performance. (At least Windows now waits at least a day or two before the auto-reboot.)

Linux probably does that better.

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That's cool, and I agree, a reboot every now and then is a good thing. I just don't like giving Windows too much control with the updates. I have backup solutions in place, so even if Microsoft borked an update, I can always roll back. Would hate to be like so many people I see on Reddit complaining about BSOD's, bricked devices, broken wifi, deleted user files, etc, because they wanted to grab the new feature updates the same day they're released. That's why I follow AskWoody and SusanBradley@PatchManagement. smile

Atleast now with the 1903 update you can opt-out of those feature updates, temporarily, and focus on the security patches. I haven't tried it yet though; my Win machines are currently on 1809. BTW, I know Chrome can be a resource hog, but how many Chrome tabs do you keep open during that stretch?

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Yeah, I have backups of all important files, but it would still suck if my Windows installation went belly-up after an update... wink

scorpius074 wrote:

BTW, I know Chrome can be a resource hog, but how many Chrome tabs do you keep open during that stretch?

About 100, but at least half of those put to sleep with The Great Suspender (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … nakg?hl=de), which is a great extension.

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kids are cool

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lighton wrote:

Windows 10 with Chrome (with many tabs open) tends to get close to running out of RAM after 4 to 8 days, so a reboot helps to clean house and return to 100% system performance.

Chrome RAM hoarding I'm solving with 24 Gb of RAM and The Great Suspender extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … cebajanakg

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iphuckkids wrote:

kids are cool

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g371 wrote:

Chrome RAM hoarding I'm solving with 24 Gb of RAM and The Great Suspender extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … cebajanakg

Now I have 24 GB RAM envy. cool

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Btw, that Great Suspender extension is even more valuable for javascript heavy sites, which are hogging CPU in the background

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Well, I have 24,000,000 GB RAM, a couple of zettabyte HDD's, a GPU that has Nvidia and AMD joining forces, a couple of processors that Intel keeps begging me for, and my wifi spans the globe. Free wifi for everyone! My SSID is scorpius074, and my password is IDon'tHave1.

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Nice wink

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Patrick Stewart Might Be Responsible For How We All Say Data Now
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/08/patr … -data-now/

Cool story. And a funny video. smile

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I bet non-English speaking people pronounce it randomly both ways. One time was talking with one guy and after 3 minutes realized that the strange sound that comes from his mouth means "SQL" big_smile