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As a 'hobbyist' (and one who is not at all insulted by the term) I love assembly language. It is fascinating to see how computers work on a more fundamental level. I would like to see more articles on assembly language - any instruction set.
A quick look at your reputation graph, combined with your member icon explains it:
Look at the graph: there is a 250 point jump in "Participation" in late Nov / early Dec last year: at the same time your icon changed from "Member" (Late Nov[^]) to "Professional" (Early Dec[^]) indicating you completed your profile.
Now, your icon is back to "Member" and there is a matching drop in your points.
So I would assume that you completed your profile for the second time, and missed a question or two...try filling it in again, and the points should come back.
Never underestimate the power of stupid things in large numbers --- Serious Sam
If my suspicions are correct, that's both reasonably quick and quite large compared to the usual job of this individual. The tweezers shown in one of the clips (Door Locking System for the Bulk Cargo Door[^]) are gemologist's/jeweller's tweezers. Based on the fact that they're darkened (oxidized?) toward the tips, I reckon he's a jeweller by trade, since tweezers like these are used for soldering claws/settings and become darkened in an identical manner through use. (titanium ones are much nicer to use than these stainless ones)
that it is - never thought I'd be listening to Gothic Metal (Wikipedia's classification), but there you go - this just proves the benefits of having an open mind - iirc 'takk' is Norwegian for thanks (its almost the same as Swedish)
I posted a week or so about a fiasco when I tried to buy a BBB and was deferred until mid February at which point I just cancelled the order and thought I'd just wait until later time.
So we went to the mall in Savannah today and instead of going girly shopping with my son and his wife I went visited the Radio Shack. Well they had a BBB kit which is basically a BBB with about $10 worth of other hardware packaged with it at 2ce the price of the bare BBB. Well I picked it up and put it down, walked around the mall a bit found them and they were still girly shopping so went back to RS and picked up the BBB two more time trying to mentally justify buying it but just couldn't. So when I got home just for sh*t's and giggles went online and did a search for BBB and a site I've ordered from before had them in stock so I now have one on the way, AGAIN and hopefully here sometime end of next week.
That means I'll have to get busy and finish what I'm working on now to make time for the new arrival.
So I'm riding to Savannah and I'm working on an article on my new/old laptop, I just traded for it recently and forgot to set automatic update to ask me when updates are available instead of just doing it. Well I typing away and all of a sudden the machine says it's shutting down and not to cut the power as it's updating the computer, without any kind of indication.
So at first I thought I had lost an hours worth of work but thanks god for the VS recovery schema.
So needless to say first thing I did when I got home and charged up was to set the auto update to ask me and not auto update.
On top of everything else there's still updates available? WTF?
On my Win7 machines it asks you if you want to shut down now, or you can postpone it up to 4 hours.
The bad part is that when this window pops up it takes focus (doesn't come up in the background), so if you are typing and hit the space bar, it will dismiss the window with the default selection, which is to restart now. Not sure if that's what happened to you. Its annoying.
What is even worse is that I can hibernate my computer and if it has pending updates, it will wake itself up, apply the updates, and restart. Of course when it comes back up it opens everything I had open, but it certainly doesn't save any work. So not only does it forcibly close everything, but it doesn't put itself back to sleep. In the middle of the night I sometimes hear "Your virus definitions have been updated"...
I can't find a way to shut that off while leaving automatic updates on (I like them on so my dev machine is fully updated, and I have a Win7 VM that has a vanilla install with no updates for testing).