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AlexDeGruven · Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. · Icrontian

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  • Re: Nintendo bringing back NES Classic in 2018 - aka Nintendo decides it enjoys making money....

    Bumping up a generation:

    Saturn > N64.

    Basil
  • Re: Nintendo bringing back NES Classic in 2018 - aka Nintendo decides it enjoys making money....

    That's an extremely broad assertion that would probably require a Master's level dissertation to begin to back up.

    BobbyDigi
  • Re: Breaking the x86 instruction set: secret instructions on our hardware

    He was also able to find a single, completely undocumented instruction that, when executed on a particular processor (he hasn't named it yet because they haven't had a chance to respond) will hard-lock it. Not CPU busy, spinlock, etc, but full on processor stop.

    This wouldn't be so terrifying if that instruction wasn't accessible through ring3, aka unprivileged userland.

    Gargoylemertesn
  • Re: Star Wars Episode VIII discussion

    @Cliff_Forster said:
    For me Jurassic World is nearly as awful as Man of Steel. It's like handing wonderful source material to someone that doesn't really respect it.

    To me, a Star Wars film is a massive responsibility.

    If only George Lucas felt the same way, the prequels might have been tolerable.

    ThraxSodaGHoosdum
  • Re: Oddball behavior from two different notebooks on my home network

    GFCI:
    Is it tripping the breaker upstream, or the GFCI? If it's the breaker, then you've just got too much stuff on the circuit feeding the outlet. If it's the GFCI, then you have a different, possibly more severe, issue at hand. GFCI doesn't care about current, just whether there's current on ground. First - you'll never trip a properly-installed GFCI with a 2-prong plug. If either of the laptops that do this are 2-prong, then you need to call an electrician, something is seriously wrong with the wiring on that circuit. Second, since it's taking time for the trip to occur, I'd be more inclined to think it's a wiring issue, possibly heat buildup somewhere on the line that's causing things that shouldn't touch to touch. Regardless, I'd pop the test button on the outlet and leave it offline until you can have it properly diagnosed. 120v to ground for an extended period of time can cause things to get rather warm.

    Networking:
    Have you checked the MAC addresses on the internal adapters? I've seen weird behavior like that when multiple adapters with the same MAC are on the LAN. @Ryder knows this pain from an expo firsthand. Yes, it's not supposed to happen, but OEMs are notorious for doing dumb stuff like re-using the same MAC on an entire run of adapters, or shipping adapters with a MAC of all zeroes.

    Sonorous