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Technology & Information / Re: Apple Event 12 September 2017
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
Touchscreen laptops are still gross tho.

They really are. I can sort of see the point if it's convertible into a tablet, but even then, I'd much rather just buy a separate tablet.

Status Notices / Re: Scheduled maintenance, 2017-09-10
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:04:14 AM »
Since no problems have been reported in the past week, I have switched the initial temporary redirects to HTTPS into permanent ones.

We now have DKIM set up.

I'm going to wait a little while before configuring DMARC, just in case anyone reports any further problems in the interim. Gmail is accepting our DKIM signatures in my tests, though.

I have fixed the envelope from issue. Turns out that was default SMF behaviour that we never noticed before.

For the fix, see

I still need to get around to implementing DKIM, but messages seem not to be flagged as spam anymore by gmail in my testing.

Technology & Information / Re: I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:07:45 PM »
So SailfishOS is supposed to be released in October for the Xperia X. Looks like they are going with a subscription model. $60 for the software which includes a year of support.  I don't mind the model, but it seems like the time they spent in beta testing didn't accomplish much as the OS will be delivered without working Bluetooth and fingerprint functionality (along with other missing features). Pretty disappointed in the first release and I don't want to get scam shitizen'd again so I guess I will hold out.

I told you postmarketOS was the future. I warned you bro.

Status Notices / Re: Scheduled maintenance, 2017-09-10
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:20:33 AM »
And we're back. We were down a little longer than expected due to a number of unrelated minor problems (some of them my own fault, others outside my control).

The homepage, forum, wiki and IRC now all require SSL. Please let me know if you notice any problems that may be related.

Status Notices / Scheduled maintenance, 2017-09-10
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:28:08 AM »
The homepage, forum, wiki and IRC will be going offline for about five minutes on 2017-09-10, between 09:00 and 09:15 UTC.

For convenience, this means:

EDT (USA east coast):
2017-09-10, 05:00-05:15

2017-09-10, 10:00-10:15

CEST (most of Europe):
2017-09-10, 11:00-11:15

AEST (Australia east coast):
2017-09-10, 19:00-19:15

During this maintenance window, the homepage, forum, wiki and IRC will be configured to require SSL for all traffic. This should have no user impact for the homepage, forum and wiki, as well as the webchat interface to IRC. In the case of direct connections to IRC, you will need to reconfigure your IRC client to use SSL if it is not already.

At the same time, we will install security updates on the server which hosts the homepage, forum, wiki and IRC. These will be non-disruptive to functionality, as the server is running a stable OS release that gets critical fixes only.

That's fine, I should be able to get things sorted out. I'm just going to get a gmail account set up first so I can actually test this behaviour, but right now isn't a good time for me to work on this, so that will have to wait until later or tomorrow.

I will let you know if I have questions, and thanks in advance.

Thanks for raising this issue. It's mostly a case of unawareness -- those of us who run the site don't regularly create new accounts, so we don't notice if e-mails end up in spam folders. I also don't personally use gmail, so I'm unfamiliar with its behaviour in this case.

SPF is set up on and has been for years. Would adding DKIM/DMARC really make that big of a difference? If so, I'll take a look at setting it up.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: September 06, 2017, 06:10:56 PM »
And what will you do with it?

Fly around in space. What else would I do with it?

You may find this useful in the future ...

Thanks for the microaggression, but I have successfully gotten a refund for ships in the past when I was new to Star Citizen. I know what I'm doing now.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:14:16 PM »
Today I bought a Carrack, the king of exploration vessels, for the measly sum of 350 USD.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 26, 2017, 10:09:11 PM »
They're trying to put in way too many features instead of making the game playable.

I don't think that's entirely true. Yes, this game does suffer from scope creep, but they are working on making it stable at the same time. They have a very large development team, so they can afford to work on many things at once.

If you're basing this on the demo they showed last night, you should know that that was a preview of their development code, ahead of even the features in 3.0. I wouldn't expect any game to be particularly stable that far from release.

And wasting time making cinematics for new ships.

I can't disagree that the cinematics are pointless, but again, the people making these cinematics are likely in between tasks while the devs are whittling down bugs for the 3.0 release. Not everyone at CIG has the same job.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:00:13 PM »
Okay it's really starting now

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:56:26 PM »
It's starting any moment, apparently.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:48:47 PM »
They're still just killing time. I'll keep you posted whenever they actually start.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:20:55 PM »
They've started streaming, but it's not the big announcement, I think they're just filling time with bullshit.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:17:39 PM »
In 40 minutes there will be a big reveal at Gamescom. Join us at

The stream is delayed. Should be starting any minute now, though.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:20:44 PM »
In 40 minutes there will be a big reveal at Gamescom. Join us at

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 25, 2017, 05:37:02 PM »
It seems that my current "gaming PC", with its FX-6300 and R9 270X is not up to the task of running Star Citizen very well. It runs like shit on medium settings. A little less laggy on low settings, but looks like balls.

What mode did you play in? The PU is a terrible indicator of how your system performs, because framerate is currently limited by the netcode.

For the record, it was perfectly playable on my Radeon HD 6850 back in Sydney.

Technology & Information / Re: My weekly OpenBSD time
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:16:20 PM »
I've been kind of busy moving from one side of the Earth to the other.

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