If geeks love it, we’re on it


Howdy, Stranger!

You found the friendliest gaming & tech geeks around. Say hello!


250 LOLsOne Hundred.MILLION.PointsSystem BuilderICHQ Guild MemberAthletics!Rocket LeagueExpo Icrontic 2016Ten. MILLION. Points500 AwesomesPhotogenicCoffee Me100 HelpfulsExpo Icrontic 2014TurkeyLANPokébadgeMobile WarriorTea BagTenth AnniversaryI Like IcronticBuilding MemoriesCurator of Delightful ExperiencesClassically TrainedGuild Wars 2BronyBig Beef DJExpo Icrontic 2012EVE OnlineName DropperCombo Breaker2500 CommentsTeam 93MinecrafterExpo Icrontic 2010Icrontic 4 LifeGraceful ExitExpo Icrontic 2009Icrontic LAN 2007Short-Media LAN 2006Troubleshooting ExpertTeam Fortress 2Linux ExpertIcrontic LAN 2008The Spirit of IcronticOne. MILLION. Points.Couch ConquerorIcrontic BoardgamerFolding@Home ExpertDIY Haxx0rI Exist!IRC Club

drasnor Icrontian


Hawthorne, CA
Last Active
Invited by
April 13, 1984
Hawthorne, CA
Rocket Scientist


  • This makes perfect sense; I had a lot of trouble placing the logo when I made @Kwitko's bat all those years ago and again this month when putting it on a KSP flag. I'm not sure the new one will work as well sprayed on the side of spaceship though; d…
  • Gusseted pants are awesome. I used to have a pair of gusseted cargo pants that I wore threadbare, would buy again next time I'm up for a pant refresh.
  • In any company channel: "Uhhhhh, that does not look good."
  • Something I can drink all day long, like a bock.
  • Arriving Wednesday the 21st Delta 1212 landing 2:28 PM Departing Sunday the 25th Delta 1149 departing 3:42 PM I have TSA Pre though they randomly decline it sometimes. EDIT: Staying at the same local AirBnB folks I stayed with last year, …
  • Imaging a Linux box can be done many ways. At the simplest, you boot up from a different hard drive and use dd to do a byte-for-byte copy of the disk to a file or another disk. dd does not know or care about things like files and can't be used fo…
  • I don't know what a best way is, it depends on what you're trying to get out of your backup system. If you're like me and just want to have the same set of files on multiple machines at all times, neglecting security considerations, rsync is a good …
  • Most of them just use the Linux path notation (e.g. a windows path would be C:/stuff/more_stuff) since the windows \ is an escape sequence for nearly everything. You can tell rsync to only sync one-way; unfortunately that doesn't protect you from…
  • @BlackHawk said: @drasnor does the usershare path only apply if the machine is hosting a share? Right now it's the client. Sorry, I didn't read closely enough. You need to have an empty directory on your filesystem to use as a mount point…
  • You create users and groups for people and software you don't trust (or like most system daemon-type software, it tells you not to trust it) to have permissions to the whole system. Running stuff as root is expedient but if there's any kind of laten…
  • Using your own user for SMB mounts is nicely expedient though you can also specify a group ID (gid) such as the sambashare group shown in the Arch docs: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/samba#Creating_usershare_path . This can be used to manage …
  • @BlackHawk said: I'm not sure if I did it correctly, but I sudo crontab -e -u root, to edit root's crontab, which it didn't have one. Filled it with the content from the cron job I had trouble implementing. Kinda cheated and looked at the …
  • @BlackHawk said: Stuck trying to implement this cron job. I've never actually dealt with cron, and maybe it's different with Arch and/or Cronie. Google results show people that are already knowledgeable about cron so no basic questions tha…
  • I can plan for 1 hr, 1.5 hr, or 2 hr depending on how much stuff I cover. What's preferred for scheduling purposes?
  • Any interest in a "spess with drasnor" KSP tutorial on the living room TV? I know I missed the deadline but I just had the idea today.
  • I'll send some SX swag, I think the 2 hats, 2 shirts, 2 swag worked well last year. I'm thinking L/XL unless there's strong demand for smaller/larger sizes.
  • I've been holding off because I'd want to use this at work but I don't have a good source as I can't use mass storage or file sharing on my work PC. I think I'd need to use my phone but everything I see suggests that things like this drain the batte…
  • I just finished a play-through of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries. I've also been logging some time on Pokemon Moon and Kerbal as well as trying to get into the new Mass Effect.
  • @Tushon said: @Linc said: I'm full up on sass about Markdown. Can't control users not using it right This user expects WYSIWYG in 21st century editors.
  • @drasnor said: @doabarrellroll said: As someone who works in the consumer electronics business, this part here "Execute the plan." is the hard part. There is a tried and true formula here and like math, you just have to f…
  • @primesuspect said: ^ THIS KIND OF ADVICE USUALLY COSTS A LOT OF MONEY The worst part is that they don't tell you any of this stuff until at least your senior year of engineering school.
  • @aspieRommel said: @AlexDeGruven said: @drasnor hasn't sent the bill yet. Is there a deduction for overuse of the number 1? Sorry, I don't control what @Linc does with my text.
  • @doabarrellroll said: As someone who works in the consumer electronics business, this part here "Execute the plan." is the hard part. There is a tried and true formula here and like math, you just have to follow it and not skip any steps. …
  • Everything in engineering design is iterative; if you get to a step and find that you have serious problems based on something that happened earlier you can always go back to that step with the knowledge that you'll need to repeat anything that happ…
  • Here is an engineering design process. There are many though most are very similar and this one works well for me. * Problem identification and concept of operations This is the hardest part. What is the actual problem? Is the problem that …
  • @UPSLynx said: Also it's so weird to think that when this whiskey was distilled and barreled, Half-Life 2 was a new game and I was in college playing it, and TF2 wasn't even a thing yet. Would you say that it has a nostalgic flavor?
  • I am now a sky pirate.