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So - iMac HD was recalled (from my 3 yr old iMac no linger under warranty)
When they took it out they tested the controller and found a fault.
So they told me they'd replace it free of charge.
they took their time - turned out they were having difficulty getting a replacement controller.
They called today - it's been long enough, so they're giving me a brand new 27" iMac to replace it.
now, all you Apple nay-sayers and h8rs, let rip, cuz I just don't care!
Talk to me when they give you 2 new one's. Had that happen to me (not with apple tho)
I bought 2 identical graphical cards (to use in SLI), one broke. Six months later still not repaired and several mails later I got the answer: we seem to have misplaced your card, you may now choose a new one.
I send mail back: well I bought 2 identical one's to use in SLI so that it works perfectly.
There answer: well then choose 2 new ones.
Of course the new graphical cards where a lot better than the one's I had so free upgrade
I had a critical computer fail last year, the laptop that runs our SCADA system, and haven't had an opportunity to rebuild it until recently. Today I undertook that task, starting with creating a link to allow me to access the SCADA network from my desk. That's not as easy as it sounds, since the laptop used to be in another office, and the cable end is still there. I had a DIR-615 wireless router lying about at home doing nothing, so I figured I'd plug it in to the SCADA cable and route the signal over the wireless link to my desk. Once connected there, I can play with the settings until I get it all re-integrated and working again, then plan a permanent, hardwired home for the laptop.
That's as far as I got, since I'd long ago installed dd-wrt on the router, and forgot the IP address and login info. No problem - I can just reset it to factory defaults, restore the original firmware and configure from there. I've spent most of 4 hours attempting to do that. Grrrr... The instructions are clear and easy, though finding the original firmware was neither. But following the instructions goes nowhere - the firmware update hangs, and the router never reboots. I figured I now had a dandy brick suitable for wedging the door open on a nice day, or facilitating delivery of limited-range airmail through light-weight fenestrations.
But, serendipity smiled, and I came across instructions that included a warning that "this works with Firefox, but WILL NOT work with any version of IE." Having tried at least a dozen times with IE I decided to try one more time, with Firefox this time, before giving the DIR-615 an indecent burial. By golly, it worked like a charm, first try! Thanks, Mozilla!
I read this last night.
This morning her indoors was trying to run the Tax Office software on the Mac using the default browser.
First it said it needed to update Java (again!)
Then it needed to update the software (again)
Then it didn't work - just hanging.
So she tried it in Chrome.
Said the software wasn't installed.
It said it needed to install the software!
Glad to hear it worked for you! Even better, on my end, is that by the end of the day I was able to successfully connect to all three endpoint radios in my SCADA network. Now all I have to do is get the control software to communicate with all the devices located at each of those three radio sites. That shouldn't be too difficult; after all, I didn't design it, install it, integrate it, or ever receive one minute of training on the product I've never heard of that runs the thing. How hard can it be?
I didn't design it, install it, integrate it, or ever receive one minute of training on the product I've never heard of that runs the thing. How hard can it be?
Roger, be careful what you wish for. I've been fighting hand-to-hand in the trench with Siemens for about a week now. We were given some door-cum-turnstile controllers they make using a crap protocol that only they could have invented; poorly documented; and really poor support, to boot. Eventually they accepted some responsibility when presented with our questions from the client buying the stuff. It's amazing how you can leverage information from them when the client threatened to cancel the order.
In Nagy terms, getting support from them now is like opening Paris' legs with a crowbar, namely, no problem.
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
When you need proper hardware support while writing software for a client on hardware someone else makes you CC your client's engineers. The wheels will spin faster than you ever saw them spinning before. Few million worth of client seems to do that (even though there isn't a chance of cancellation, the relationship is too old, too big and there are very few that can do hardware even remotely similar).
On the other hand we've found 1 hardware bug for them and a few missing items in documentation so it's not like they didn't gain anything.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
That's very cool looking, but I think the next jump in game realism w/regards to water doesn't need to be in how the water looks and moves, but how other world objects react to the water. i.e. If my character just went for a swim, then their hair and clothes need to look and act wet.
Very nice, they've clearly cracked the fluid motion in a big way. Generating splash/foam colour is still off and is probably going to remain that way, looks like they may be using localized relative velocity to determine hue and of course real physics is a lot more complex than that but it's still better than anything else I've seen outside of a hollywood-budget render farm.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
These may have been mentioned on the Lounge already, but in case not:
GTC presentation on nVidia's Titan simulating ocean storm's wave action on a ship at sea, as wave force increases (one of eleven videos in a series): [^].
The second video in the series shows off nVidia's FaceWorks facial expression modeling software: [^].
"The Register's" coverage of nVidias new tech focused on FaceWorks: [^].
My favorite CGI human-kind-a of all time is "Kara" from Quantic Dream, 2012: [^].
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”Rainer Maria Rilke