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  1. Does the mute option still not work? Is there no self-mute command? I haven't been on in a long while, but if spam is the main problem, then why not relieve yourself rather than risk imposing something against others?
  2. Studied for an interview. That interview lasted 6 hours- holy heck!
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    Great job. I'm really happy to hear it is working. Happy gaming.
  4. A good trick to be aware of is how to jump between hexidecimal and binary with hardly any math. Each digit in hexidecimal is four binary bits. A common convention for hexidecimal is to show the 0x before the digits. So 0x1 in hexidecimal is 0001 in binary. 0x10 is 0001 0000. In hardware description language (HDL) such as Verilog you'll make it very clear what you're using by placing the size and the system (in this case an h for hexidecimal) in front such as: // 32 binary bits and the notation is in hex (there are 8 hex digits, and 4 times 8 is 32 bits) 32'h5a827999 /* without any math tricks you can see the binary version is * 0101 1010 1000 0010 0111 1001 1001 1001 */ I think you could take advantage of the sub and superscripts in the text editer. 1010 shows up as 21 + 20 + 21 + 20 really well in my opinion. I'm not sure where you heard that about professors. I've had multiple professors at multiple universities cover this topic very thoroughly throughout various modules. Overall a nice guide. Thanks.
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    Get some sleep. Re-seat. Live with the 1 or 2 alone. If you get it to work, then stop. Rest well :). If it worked and now it's not, then it's probably because it's dirty or not seated well. Good luck!
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    Couldn't hurt to try again. Do you have a little compressed air? Sounds dirty. I would try getting something to blow it a bit. Do NOT use a vacuum unless you have a special one built for electronics (needs to be ESD safe). If re-seating it made a difference, then that's probably the suspect. If you have multiple pieces of RAM, then try repeating the process, but only turning on the computer with one stick of RAM in there at a time. If one of the multiple sticks are bad, then you'll have the same problem, but the computer can still work with less RAM.
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    I can live with the hissing. If it has wings..
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    That's a common problem. Try re-seating the RAM. Pop it open; take the RAM out and put it back in. You'd be surprised how often this works. I just copied a random Google image Handle it by the sides/corners only and not directly against the surface of the card. See the little white clips on the side of the image. Use those first (push outward) then pull the RAM up. When you put it back in it'll *click* in. If it truly has gone bad, then I would recommend buying some more RAM. It's usually a lot less than a whole computer... like $30-50 USD. If it doesn't work and you don't break it, then make sure the store has a return policy that'll support you (usually need to at least keep the packaging). I know Fry's has a TERRIBLE return policy and they allow 15-days even if you open it and use it.
  9. While I was in England. Pros: Lots of things to see- very historical. A lot of things are free to see. Cost of healthcare is reasonable. Cost of education is reasonable. Walking around feels pretty safe- no mass shootings. Excellent and well-known universities. Everything is close and it's easy to travel. Very diverse. Groceries are real and healthier compared to sugar-loaded American food. Cons: Trade-offs with historical stuff is everything is old and broken. Sidewalks are warping and easy to trip on cracks. People try to make you pay to see free things (ie. Stonehenge) Takes forever to see a doctor because everyone is using the healthcare. People seem kind of broken / falling apart. Lots of rules for the schools and exams are at the end of the year (not end of the term); it's 100% of your grade even if you're sick that day. There may be no guns, but there are still a lot of stabbings. Super expensive to live near the good universities; lots of tourist crowding the university area when you're late for class or trying to get on the tube (London). It's too easy to travel, and so terrorism can be a problem. Hard to understand or relate to people because of their accent and culture. The food may be healthy, but it tastes terrible. Restaurants are expensive and service is usually awful. Worst coffee I've ever had. I lost a dangerous amount of weight. Randomly rains and sometimes hail even on the sunniest days... need to always bring an umbrella with you.
  10. It's a reoccurring theme here. Favouritism has been an epic holy war here for a long time. People are asking why certain individuals did not push harder: It's viewed as extreme negativity and poor behavior, and people will likely get demoted over it. You have to go with the flow to have "good" behavior. I don't agree with this method, but this has been the case here for as long as I can recall. More importantly: We seem to value empty promises more than struggle, effort, experience, thoughtful strategy and delivery. Someone who promises they'll do something and steps down 2-3 months later when it's time to deliver has more value than someone who is unwilling to make that commitment (and everyone ends up hating the person who is not willing to commit); their 6-12 month structured efforts are wrongfully perceived as failure and inability. The same is true if someone doesn't make any promises... they have no promises to break, and so the un-aimed arrow always strikes its target. Out of sight; out of mind, and they are never held accountable for anything always maintaining that clean record. Almost nothing in the past few years has told me this has changed. The solution is to diversify leadership and de-stigmatize opposing views. It's okay to disagree, but don't take action against it. Demotions almost always seem to be out of the blue; rapid and used almost as a first resort. Some who have worked with me will say that is this is untrue of me and that I'm unwilling to budge, but take a step back and see who really was unwilling to budge. It's okay to have disagreements and I disagreed all the time; be the champion for your ideas, and for others. The people who I disagreed with often? Take a look at some of @Ben's old big idea threads. If I was so unwilling to budge, then why was I so willing to move him in with us? I can't even think of a whole handful of topics that I ever agreed with @HackingPotato on, but I stuck my neck out when it was time for a new Division Leader. Some person I really did not like was my first nominee for a GFL award in GMOD (I can only remember the thread roughly being called Outstanding Performance and I'm not sure if the link below still works) @Shuruia was highly involved in my demotion, but I didn't leave him out when I felt his applications should have been approved later on (example suggestion). For someone with such poor behavior and unwilling to budge, it's awfully strange that I "pushed" so hard to get people I disagree with all the time in. Last and as a disclaimer: I'm NOT suggesting that this is always the case neither am I saying it's true for all of our current leaders. You've got me "beat" if you want to scroll through the list of leadership members one by one (good job). What I am saying is that these few are outliers; they exist, but the general trend is still heavily aligned with what I wrote above.
  11. Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem Straight parade Using paper straws instead of plastic straws
  12. I think it may depend on the area. This is not true in my area. This may because the area is surrounded by skilled jobs that require a degree and bachelors is practically the new high school diploma; several universities here have stringent requirements such as specific classes, units and grades, which have made GED very difficult to be accepted into a program. The typical person going for a GED here has no intention of moving forward with higher education and will have to work their way up through time and experience (ie. a retail career) or start their own business. This was my plan before I started my community college program and I was happy with it. I only went back to school because someone with an opposing view on this matter called me stupid suggesting that everyone pursuing that route was a loser, and I had to prove them wrong. It's a good reminder that being knowledgeable doesn't make you intelligent; it's how you put things together and approach the problems.
  13. Good luck. Will you go for a community college degree afterwards? Maybe? I personally recommend it because it sounds like you're very interested in programming. I don't think a lot of programmers need higher education because a lot of their skills come from practicing the language, but you learn the fundamentals to advanced stuff; also: HR people usually have no idea what they are doing (they have little to no technical background) and so they will aim for someone with a degree as a good measure rather than someone with years of experience.
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