Showing logs for date: 2021-03-20
08:59:11 <linda> morning
09:08:00 <Ætna 💤> morning Linda
09:15:33 <LindaGL> Ætna 💤,
09:16:28 <LindaGL> huh having technical difficulties.
09:16:32 <LindaGL> Ætna 💤, hi
09:17:11 <LindaGL> This is a heck of a first day of spring
09:17:18 <LindaGL> morning Kevin
09:17:29 <LindaGL> Snowing hard in the tetons too
09:18:38 <LindaGL> but idaho is good
09:22:21 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Morning. But it is Spring. Why is it snowing?
09:23:05 <LindaGL> :) maybe it doesnt know
09:38:36 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Steam coming into Strasburg
10:26:49 <KorbenC(phone)> I see it is snowing hard up there😁
10:59:52 <Betty> oh, snow
11:17:28 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Welcome to Spring in the Rockies.
11:18:33 <Betty> morning Kevin :-)
11:19:19 <Betty> we had snow the other day tho
12:02:02 <linda> Betty, hi
12:02:07 <linda> hi all
12:02:28 <linda> and that looks like serious snow. No cam today
12:11:37 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Strasburg cam has an attitude problem today too.
12:12:16 <Betty> hi linda
12:25:52 <linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, :(
12:41:09 <Ætna 💤> Fagradalsfjall live footage:
12:41:20 <Ætna 💤> and music as bonus, but you can just mute that
12:41:37 <Ætna 💤> occasionally a helicopter flies by :)
12:41:42 <Betty> evening Jarno
12:41:47 <Ætna 💤> evening Betty
12:53:27 <Ben VL> busy day today
12:53:38 <Ætna 💤> afternoon Ben
12:53:43 <Betty> hi Ben
12:53:50 <Ben VL> heyo
12:55:03 <KorbenC> Another good climb completed, and I see it keeps snowing in YNP
12:55:03 <Ætna 💤> afternoon Korben
12:55:21 <Ben VL> Hey Korben
12:55:27 <KorbenC> Hi Ben, JO.
12:55:35 <Betty> hi KorbenC
12:56:04 <KorbenC> Evening Betty
12:57:16 <Ætna 💤> meanwhile I'm trying to replace my 256GB SSD in my laptop with a 1TB. Easier said than done :/
12:57:47 <Ætna 💤> if only Windows wasn't so stupid to lock files while they're used
12:57:50 <Ben VL> The problem is doing it in a laptop
12:57:54 <Ætna 💤> or something
12:58:06 <KorbenC> Alot easier than trying not to freeze to death on a mountain, lol. Why do you need a 1TB SSD, that is ALOT of data.
12:58:23 <Ben VL> because 256gb is not a lot
12:58:37 <Ætna 💤> because I want to use this laptop for a long time, and 256 isn't a lot
12:58:40 <KorbenC> That has to be expensive as well, right? 1TB SSD's go for what?
13:00:06 <Ætna 💤> was about the most I was mentally able to give myself as my parents were buying the laptop. 512 was about €100 on top of the €700 it already was
13:00:07 <Betty> OF
13:00:19 <KorbenC> On another note, to those looking at tantalus and noticing the "change" over the past day or so, it is precipitation caused, hence the increase in flow and the varying temperatures.
13:00:25 <Ben VL> "We do what we must, because we can"
13:00:41 <KorbenC> Ætna 💤, that makes sense.
13:00:48 <KorbenC> Ben, that is a good quote :)
13:00:56 <Ætna 💤> nowadays a 1TB SSD goes for just over €100 depending on key. Mine is a B,M key
13:01:05 <Ben VL> I wondered if you would get it
13:02:32 <Ætna 💤> Betty, the 1258 frame shows OF start :)
13:02:47 <Betty> cool, th
13:04:29 <Ætna 💤> one thing I did learn to somewhat hard way is that when I restarted my laptop after running chkdsk it wanted to boot from the new drive. A good sign, mind you, but it hadn't cloned all data yet. Thus I ended up in an endless BSOD cycle :P
13:07:53 <Ben VL> nice
13:08:22 <Ben VL> So are trying to do it without having to install a fresh copy of windows?
13:08:52 <Ætna 💤> yes. I'd like to keep my data and all so that I can immediately continue with what I was doing
13:08:59 <Ben VL> I see
13:09:30 <Ætna 💤> plus I'd like to retain all vague settings I changed at one point to allow other stuff to run smoothly
13:09:57 <Ben VL> yeah
13:10:20 <Ætna 💤> if I had a good, long holiday I'd probably go for reinstalling Windows (or perhaps even set a dual boot with a Linux distro)
13:11:17 <Ætna 💤> but on the other hand there is WSL2 which could suit my needs
13:16:45 <Ben VL> I had to reinstall windows when I built this PC. Previous one was Win7
13:17:03 <Ben VL> And I kept it
13:17:47 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I think a Win10 computer is a box you buy to watch software update.
13:18:21 <Ætna 💤> I can see why you're keeping Win7. It's a good OS, and will likely be around until the end of days. Just like XP actually
13:18:55 <Ben VL> or the whole OS if you're lucky
13:19:20 <Ben VL> yep
13:20:30 <Ben VL> I'm pretty happy with this one as well though. It's kind of mid range for a gaming PC but a huge improvement over the last one
13:20:40 <Ætna 💤> welp, immediately cloning after a chkdsk startup did the trick. Now fingers crossed it wants to boot from it. But first change the partition. Now the clone still sits on its 237GB partition while it could easily be >900GB :D
13:21:25 <Ætna 💤> nice, Ben. Now the obvious question: what are the specs? :)
13:21:43 <Ben VL> I was wondering if you would have partition issues
13:21:44 <Ætna 💤> Beehive 1319 frame
13:22:27 <Ætna 💤> I'm hoping not regarding partition issues
13:24:35 <Ben VL> Intel 4790k, graphics card is a 960, 16gb ram, 240gb ssd with OS, software, and a couple games, 1tb disc drive with the rest
13:25:20 <Ætna 💤> nice
13:25:43 <Ætna 💤> definitely not the most recent but if it suits your needs it's all good :)
13:26:13 <Ben VL> Considering Minecraft and Risk of Rain 2 are my most played games on this thing, I have never had any issues whatsoever
13:26:33 <Ætna 💤> indeed
13:27:10 <Ben VL> the processor was much higher tier when it came out
13:27:48 <Ætna 💤> definitely. i7 I think? Or is that i5?
13:28:08 <Ben VL> i7
13:29:15 <Ætna 💤> as I suspected. I think it's the one processor I remember from that generation before I seriously went into the hardware and software avenue
13:32:35 <Ben VL> Korben, JO do either of you do a lot of gaming?
13:33:14 <KorbenC> I don't do much, on occasion I will play some with my brother as that is all we connect through, lol. But I spend most of my time on school and outdoor stuff like climbing.
13:34:05 <Kevin L™ 🌵> nd cam great right now
13:34:12 <Ætna 💤> I actually do the occasional game. Minecraft, Cities: Skylines and Transport Fever 2 are part of my repertoire. Each of them uses a different part of my desktop intensively. The first is a real excersize to one core of my CPU, the second likes to eat RAM and the latter causes my GPU to sound like a jet engine :)
13:35:14 <KorbenC> Sounds like you play quite a few games Ben?
13:35:40 <Ben VL> quite a lot of a very narrow variety
13:36:50 <KorbenC> Ben, examples?
13:40:43 <BenVL(phone)> 1min
13:41:12 <BenVL(phone)> Currently in game
13:49:37 <BenVL(phone)> Lots of Minecraft, lately Risk of Rain 2, I have an extensive speedrunning history in a gameccube gam called Super Monkey Ball
13:51:51 <KorbenC> :thumbsup:
14:00:38 <BenVL(phone)> A lot of nintendo games as well
14:00:51 <BenVL(phone)> Used to play a lot of smash bros
14:01:57 <BenVL(phone)> But Minecraft and SMB are the big ones
14:02:48 <BenVL(phone)> Probably have 10k+ hours in each
14:03:16 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Donkey Kong?
14:05:10 <Ætna 💤> Fagradalsfjall webcam doesn't know whether to switch to grayscale or stay in color
14:05:27 <BenVL(phone)> Have not played, believe it or not
14:06:42 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That one and Pac Man were my favorites
14:08:24 <Ætna 💤> it's quite impressive a board and some chip taking up no more than 22 by 80 mm can store over a TB of data nowadays
14:08:31 <Ætna 💤> chips*
14:11:27 <Ætna 💤> activity seems to be picking up slightly at Fagrad
14:13:03 <Kevin L™ 🌵> When I bought my first computer it was the deluxe version at 16K. Had to pay $5 for the hookup to a cassette drive!
14:15:36 <Betty> lol, Kevin
14:16:27 <Betty> we had a C64 with datasette
14:17:16 <Betty> but we had a cassette drive as well
14:18:30 <Kevin L™ 🌵> This was a Tandy Color Computer. They were a fun toy. Learned a lot with it. My brother and I had a software company. He went into programming and is still working that field and I went into engineering. Forgot most of what I knew.
14:19:30 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Although this guy doesn't know who we are, I know we were Nimbus Enterprises.
14:30:41 <Betty> OF
14:50:48 <Ætna 💤> WOOHOO! Storage upgrade successfull!
14:51:25 <Betty> sounds good
14:52:52 <Ætna 💤> I could actually convert my old SSD into a USB drive. I've got all the tools to do that, plus I've got a back-up for my already large 128GB USB stick
14:53:23 <Ætna 💤> so I guess I can jam-pack them full with pictures and videos of Yellowstone :)
14:53:35 <Ben VL> sweet!
14:54:43 <Ætna 💤> or store about 384 TIFF files
14:55:03 <Ætna 💤> maybe a bit on the large size, actually for those TIFFs
14:57:22 <Ætna 💤> would've been nice if I could put an NVMe SSD in that slot. It's theoretically possible since it has an M key form factor, but the SSD in there was a B,M key one. Didn't want to wage the risk
15:02:43 <Ætna 💤> only con is that the new SSD eats through the battery charge. Previous one consumed 3.3V 1A while this one does 3.3V 1.7A
15:02:59 <Ætna 💤> oh well. You win some you lose some
15:03:44 <Ben VL> Part of why I don't like laptops
15:04:19 <Ætna 💤> though overall battery life decreased already when I replaced the 4GB RAM stick with a 16GB one. Unfortunately that's the only one replaceable, so now I have 4+16
15:05:10 <Ætna 💤> it was actually capable of surviving a school day one charge. About 6 to 8 hours worth in there
15:06:13 <Ætna 💤> and still quick at charging. Leave it charging for about 1h30m and it's at ≥90% down from 30
16:01:26 <linda> greetings
16:01:43 <Ætna 💤> hi again Linda
16:02:08 <linda> Ætna 💤, hi
16:14:54 <linda> what a bleak looking day
16:20:34 <Ætna 💤> quite boring. Other than a Beehive
16:21:18 <linda> Ætna 💤, :(
16:22:37 <Ætna 💤> you can actually watch Fagradalsfjall (Iceland) erupt: Etna paroxysm perhaps in 6-12 hours, so that's option either :/
16:23:06 <linda> :thumbsup:
16:23:22 <Ætna 💤> (Fagradalsfjall is part of Krýsuvík which we talked about on and off for the past weeks or so)
16:23:48 <Ætna 💤> quite surprised it took this long for magma to find its way to the surface
16:23:58 <linda> looks cool
16:24:35 <Ætna 💤> you can occasionally watch geologists walking (and flying) around
16:25:01 <linda> :)
16:25:47 <linda> love it, we need action
16:26:40 <Ætna 💤> I definitely wouldn't want the Fagradalsfjall livestream on this page live, though. Might lead people to think Yellowstone is erupting
16:31:29 <linda> hehe MG would have a good time
16:31:38 <Ætna 💤> definitely
16:31:48 <linda> This thing is really spewing lava
16:31:52 <Ætna 💤> AVO: Cleveland unassigned -> yellow
16:35:08 <Ætna 💤> I'm off for the day. Enjoy the volcano
16:35:28 <linda> Ætna 💤, bye
16:36:11 <Betty> night Jarno, wb Linda
16:47:14 <linda> Betty, Betty, thx
16:50:40 <Betty> I´m really glad this chat has normal people. shaking heads what stuff is posted to the volcano cam on utube
16:51:19 <linda> oh I didn't read it. Glad to know we are normal :lol:
16:53:05 <Betty> some just ask geological stuff which is ok, but a lot talk about ufo´s aliens and the end of the world :-D
16:55:19 <linda> ;)
16:56:33 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Doesn't matter much to me anymore
17:02:52 <KorbenC> End of the world will happen when JO, Forest and I are the Joe's and Kevin's :P You have nothing to worry about Betty, lol
17:05:08 <KorbenC> and hi Kevin, Linda
17:05:19 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi
17:06:42 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Watching some lawnmower racing.
17:06:53 <KorbenC> Kevin L™ 🌵, link?
17:07:08 <Kevin L™ 🌵> On Fox Sports 1
17:07:46 <KorbenC> LMFAO, they are actually racing lawn mowers, I thought you were joking
17:07:56 <Betty> lol, Korben. Kevin is old school, watching TV ;-)
17:08:25 <KorbenC> Found an online site, just as easy :P
17:08:44 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Well it was Xfinity but he had about a $1 million lawn mower.
17:09:32 <KorbenC> That is a very expensive Lawn Mower
17:10:15 <Kevin L™ 🌵> And yes, they DO race lawnmowers:
17:11:24 <KorbenC> I thought it was figurative, is it an international sport or just American?
17:12:07 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hey, if there is a motor on it and it moves, someone somewhere will race it!
17:13:14 <Kevin L™ 🌵>
17:14:37 <linda> hi KorbenC, Kevin L™ 🌵,
17:14:53 <linda> I got 10 bucks on the yellow lawnmower
17:15:02 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi Linda
17:15:06 <KorbenC> lol
17:15:14 <KorbenC> Kevin L™ 🌵, how are the clucks doing?
17:15:47 <Kevin L™ 🌵> All are doing well except the one that died.
17:15:58 <KorbenC> :(
17:16:14 <linda> oops
17:16:26 <KorbenC> did it get eaten?
17:18:51 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Nope. Not sure why it died. Makes better fertilizer.
17:35:25 <Betty> OF
17:52:37 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I must be getting old. Now getting junk mail wanting to cremate me.
17:53:02 <Betty> ugh
17:53:20 <linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, yikes
17:53:35 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I could have Dan put my ashes into the firebox of the Eureka...
17:54:08 <linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, that would be cool, or hot ;)
17:54:24 <Betty> not too bad
18:03:43 <Forestbewithyou> Evening everyone
18:03:56 <KorbenC> Forest, hi.
18:04:01 <Betty> hi Forestbewithyou
18:04:12 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Korben, Betty
18:04:48 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi
18:05:11 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Kevin
18:15:04 <linda> Forestbewithyou, hi
18:15:12 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Linda
18:17:40 <Betty> I´m out for today, night all
18:18:12 <Forestbewithyou> Bye Betty
18:18:55 <linda> Betty, night
18:19:31 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Night
19:16:45 <KorbenC> Well, another day without a functioning cam. Night all.
20:00:22 <Kevin L™ 🌵> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
20:05:43 <linda> wake up
20:06:06 <Kevin L™ 🌵> The volcano is keeping me awake.
20:06:23 <linda> iT'S PRETTY COOL LOOKING
20:06:38 <linda> oops didn't mean to shout :)
20:06:51 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I figured that
20:09:11 <linda> :)
20:11:03 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Things going OK for you today? Any good birds?
20:12:08 <linda> We had a good day. All the winter ducks left. But I did have 3 pine warblers in the yard today, a record.
20:12:57 <linda> how's by you?
20:14:45 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Didn't make it out to the train today. Had to do some work in the shop and house. Didn't see any birds except my chickens.
20:18:11 <linda> :) huh I have no chicken emojis on my laptop
20:25:54 <Kevin L™ 🌵> 🐔🐓 I have some
20:26:14 <linda> :) yay
20:36:31 <Kevin L™ 🌵> They are under the faces section of Win 10 emojis.
20:37:08 <Kevin L™ 🌵> 🍗 I guess there are 3.
20:37:15 <linda> lol
20:37:23 <linda> I'll check it out
20:38:44 <linda> 🐔🐻🦊 all sorts of critters
20:39:02 <Kevin L™ 🌵> 🦩🐧 and southern birds!
20:40:36 <linda> :D
20:41:38 <Kevin L™ 🌵> They will be turning the River Runner at Kansas City cam 2 in a few minutes.
20:42:54 <linda> :thumbsup:
20:43:57 <Kevin L™ 🌵> The VRF cams have been horrible today. Seems like every time a train comes they buffer.
20:46:04 <linda> bummer, but we can watch a volcano in iceland
20:46:25 <Kevin L™ 🌵> And Italy
20:46:56 <linda> makes you wonder
20:48:31 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Really
20:49:05 <Kevin L™ 🌵> And I am streaming a dirt race in Texas on the iPad.
20:50:35 <linda> :)
20:50:51 <linda> but we have no cam
20:51:19 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I like the light on the side of the River Runner engine.
20:56:09 <linda> nice looking train
20:58:36 <linda> bedtime for me. goodnight
20:59:00 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Good night