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  1. DVD drive not recognizing disks

    21 April 2018 - 06:13 PM

    So my PC's DVD drive can't recognize any disk (DVD, cd, game, movie etc); it always thinks the tray is empty. I've tried googling the problem online, but I keep coming across questions where the drive itself isn't recognized. That's not the case here; the drive works (opens/closes), it shows up in windows explorer. However, when I double click on it in explorer, it says "please insert disk".

    I'm running windows 10 64-bit. I've tried updating the drivers and uninstalling/reinstalling them. No luck.

    Does anyone know what the issue might be and how to fix it? DVD drives aren't critical at this point in time given the Cloud, but it'd be nice to have one when I need it.
  2. How to download a website

    13 December 2017 - 06:58 AM

    My university online account is going to shut down permanently in about 22 hours and there are countless files in dozens of courses that I wouldn’t mind having a copy of.

    What’s a quick and a dirty way of automatically and recursively downloading all PDFs, images, word and PowerPoint documents buried within this labyrinth? In case it matters; I need to log in by username and password to access the site.
  3. Grand Canyon advice

    08 May 2017 - 12:19 AM

    I'm heading to Vegas for 3 nights next month as part of a larger trip. Does anyone have any advice on how best to visit it within one day?

    At the least I'd like to get my feet on the ground somewhere and take some photos, preferably at the South Rim since that seems by far the most scenic location, however I don't want to take the 10+ bus ride, and it seems like air craft aren't allowed to land? The West Rim looks more practical but I heard the views are inferior and the site is hyper commercialised with gouging prices on absolutely everything.

    I assume there are a few Americans on here who have visited the canyon and have something to say about it?
  4. Computer making humming noise

    30 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

    So I'm a bit worried about my PC, it's making a kind of constant humming noise, which I assume is coming from the hard drive. It's a Dell XPS 420 from around 2009, so it's getting on in years. In terms of backups, all the important files are already on the cloud, and I have a daily file backup to an external hard drive, although I might get a second hard drive to create a backup image. Apparently it's been making the noise for about 9 hours, and when I checked, the (500GB) hard disk only had 50mb free, so I'm clearing out some space. Still, the computer's not acting slow, which I feel it tends to do when it's been low on space previous times.

    I know it's not a lot of information to go on, but does anyone have any ideas of what it could be? I'm tempted to switch it off until I can get the 2nd hard drive but I recall TX saying the most dangerous time for a hard disk is the boot-up so I'm not sure.
  5. What languages do you use?

    28 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

    I'm curious what languages people on this forum use and what they use them for.

    At the moment I know fortran, R, bash, VBA, and am currently getting into Python. I'll also try to pick up some basic matlab down the line to the point where I can interpret basic blocks.

    My background is civil engineering, specializing in ground foundations, although I'm currently doing a PhD in the area which involves pretty high level research. I'm using fortran to generate random virtual soils, and design foundations using finite element analysis, then I'm interpreting the results statistically and graphically using R in a Monte Carlo framework.

    However the more I get into Python, the more tempted I am to shift my programming to it. I'll keep the sophisticated, computationally intensive subroutines in fortran since it's by far the fastest and would involve a lot of work to port over, and implement the overall handling in python. This should also allow me to incorporate the statistical analysis from R into the program to have a single self-contained executable. Plus unlike fortran, Python allows for a GUI. Not to mention Python is the fastest to work with in terms of generating/testing code, and is very high level in terms of the built-in functions and standard libraries. Naturally I'll be using some of the popular calculation modules such as numpy and scipy. Out of the six I've listed above, it's by far the most general-purpose language, while the others tend to focus on specific areas.

    Here's the language ranking based on popularity: https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/


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  1. Photo 03 Oct 2015 - 23:09
    Yeah I went off the cliff over there, yeah that cliff. I am sure the echoes of arrggghinggg booooo were heard
  2. Photo 20 Mar 2015 - 19:15
    yuuuhuuuu :)
  3. Photo 21 Dec 2014 - 21:21
    Congrats on "Mapper of the Month" over at Scent-88! A well overdue accolade. All the best going forward, I miss our 24 hr. mapping sessions thanks to the timezone offset we made some stellar mapping progress! Take care!
  4. Photo 15 Sep 2013 - 03:37
    I don't even know how to place polymer lights or how to scale/rotate sectors. Or create a text by actually typing and now placing sprites. Never used these features.
  5. Photo 14 Sep 2013 - 07:33
    I'm not good at mapping. Besides I did not keep up with the recent additions like TROR.
  6. Photo 14 Sep 2013 - 02:37
    I'm so bored.
  7. Photo 03 Jun 2013 - 01:52
    Go away fake hedgehog.
  8. Photo 12 Mar 2013 - 17:19
    Oh, we're doing the trooper thing again?
  9. Photo 31 May 2012 - 21:26
    The Gearbox Duke 12 yrs from now: "It's time to kick ass and comb my hair, and I'm all outa hair." ;)
  10. Photo 05 Nov 2011 - 10:04
    I am not looking at your profile.
  11. Photo 31 Aug 2011 - 00:19
    Hey there.
  12. Photo 28 Aug 2011 - 15:39
    Yeah I know about Marathon for iPad.. you can even buy a HRP for it on there. I don't have an iPad though so I just play Marathon via Aleph One and with the XBLA HRP I got at the pfhorums it looks very good. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28944/marathonxbla.jpg
  13. Photo 19 Jul 2011 - 01:57
    Oh, that's very nice. I might be needing 4 sectors stacked with very simple architecture and I wasn't sure if it was possible. Need to download some test map to see how I should proceed.
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