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  1. 5 points
    Things I have learned during my time on Atomic I’ve been around the forums for just over 11 years now - pretty active during the first year or two (sorry 'bout that) slacked off and then absent for a few more years - its kinda cool to be kicking back in the Green Room and catching up with old acquaintances again….Thanks @Chaos.Lady for getting my log in fixed. I’ve learnt a lot during my time here and just wanted to say a big "Thank You" to all I’ve gotten to know over the time. DON’T SHOUT! It hurts the eardrums. There’s some super funny buggers in here - given the wide demographic age the humour is much varied. Advice is plentiful - be it relationship, tech, food, pet, gardening or anything in between Most of us are up for a good strong debate on a wide variety of subjects Spam is bad mmm’kay? Rankspam - not so much. Acronyms are fun….and confusing…. IANAL is not a new sexual position Visual poisoning is a real thing (Lemon Party, Blue Waffle, Bukake etc) - keep bleach on hand Spelling and grammar is super important….. as 1shot1kill will quickly point out. Don’t feed the trolls and finally - ignore Takoma
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    So I figured I go ahead and replace the tim. PCB: VRM: Heatsink: Then I saw these horrible grooves.... Couldn't believe how rough it was! I couldn't just put tim on, I knew I would be taking it off again if I did. 2hrs later using 2000 and 1500 grit, it was all I had, there is still some lite scratches, but i would need to take off quite a bit more to get those. There was two really bad machine marks going thru the center area... At least it is smooth now and doesn't grab with my nail.... How much this has helped, I don't know yet. Been awhile since I had to lap anything. Nearly the same cooler as what was on the 2080, but I guess the tooling was getting to the point of needing replaced, well at least imho. Same but the 5700xt is slightly thicker: Edit.. WOW! Junction is down a solid 20c! It is most the time around 90 to 89c, it hit 93 for like a second running higher clocks. This is running the 50mhz higher than "yellow" setting in my previous tests: FireStrike Extreme Stress Test 20 loops. Core: ~2000mhz (Setting it to 2060mhz runs load around 50mhz less), very little fluctuation Volts: 1.181 to 1.2v little fluctuation Power: +20% Core temp: 70c max 68 to 69c mostly Junction: mostly 90c or less, a few jumps but not much. The only bad is the memory is 2c higher at times.. possibly the pads were not put back on perfectly. Super happy with results but now I need to retest everything ----- Edit 2: Seems like the tim is really working in now after a few runs. Im running out of time today to test much more but lapping really helped, wish I did it sooner! FireStrike Extreme Stress Test 20 loops. Core: ~2050mhz (Setting it to 2100mhz runs load around 50mhz less), very little fluctuation Volts: 1.2v solid Power: +50% Core temp: 70c max 68 to 69c mostly Junction: mostly 91c or less, a few jumps but not much.
  4. 3 points
    Just outside of the dining room, all alone in his wheel chair sits sad George. Mildred spies her old friend and goes to see what ails him. " George my old friend, why do you look so sad ? " "Ah " says George woefully. " It's just been a long long time since I've had any sex ... I was wondering Mildred, would you mind too much if I was to ask you to hold my tool ? " George looks so despondent that Mildred agrees, hoping to offer some cheer It becomes an arrangement of sorts till one day Mildred happens upon George and another of the seniors together, who seems to be giving George comfort too. The next day Mildred confronts George telling him of her unhappiness at finding him with another lady. "Ahhh " says not so sad George ."Please don't be too mad with me Mildred, it' just that Penelope has Parkinson's "
  5. 3 points
    bike helmet laws are mondo stoopid. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/21/bike-helmet-cyclists-safe-urban-warfare-wheels "A major 2001 review of the research concluded that helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 60%. A 2011 examination of this study by Rune Elvik, a Norwegian academic and road safety expert...noted that whatever the benefits in each individual case, a population-wide increase in helmet use, for example after legislation, is not generally matched by similar reductions in overall head injury rates. " ... "In 2006 the British Medical Journal carried an examination of the evidence by Dorothy Robinson, an Australian statistician, into what actually happened in New Zealand and Australia after helmet compulsion laws were passed. ...The conclusion? The idea that bike helmet laws directly improve overall safety for cyclists doesn’t appear to be backed by any evidence." [emphasis added] https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2018/10/21/i-do-not-wear-a-bicycle-helmet/ Let me qualify that headline: I do wear a helmet when mountain biking. But I don’t wear one when the sidewalk is icy – yet I could slip when walking and split my skull. I do not don my bike helmet when I jump in the shower, despite the fact falling and hitting my head while covered in suds is far riskier than you might think. Scooping leaves out of high gutters requires a ladder climb, and is decidedly dicy, but before I ascend to the residential roof I do not strap on a lid. Why do I do all of these dangerous things without even giving a passing thought to protecting my brainbox with a helmet, yet I am said by some to be naked if I ride my bike without one? It’s illogical. Why is bicycling perceived to be an activity that’s so perilous that it requires head protection? If it were, indeed, this dangerous there would be an epidemic of head injuries in the Netherlands, where bicyclists rule (literally: the Dutch Royal family dot around on bikes – lidless, of course). Ah, some might say, there are gazillions of cycleways in the Netherlands so cycle helmets are not required. Thing is, cycle helmets are designed for precisely this sort of scenario – slow speed crashes on to curbs from head height. They are not intended to offer protection against being hit by a car or truck (they’re polystyrene blocks, not force fields). You know what’s really dangerous? Driving. Getting behind the wheel of a car is perhaps the riskiest thing we do every day yet few of us give head safety while driving a second’s thought. Individual motor journeys are not particularly risky, but they are so routine and frequent that the overall risk, over time, becomes more significant than normally understood. Driving to a skydiving airstrip is far riskier than jumping out of the airplane yet parachutists are not nagged to wear motoring helmets. And such products do exist. Well, did. Davies Craig motoring helmets are sometimes available on eBay (that’s where I bought mine, pictured). “Motoring is a dangerous activity,” said Richard Davies, managing director of Davies Craig, an Australian manufacturer of automotive parts. “If a motorist is not killed in a crash one of the most common injuries is a head injury and they can produce permanent and long-term damage.” Despite the prevalence of car airbags, motorists still die from head injuries; head injuries that could have been prevented had those motorists been wearing helmets. [emphasis added] In the 1980s Davies’s company added a Motoring Helmet to a long list of its other automotive products. (Davies Craig is a manufacturer of electric water pumps, fan clutches and other automotive components, exported all over the world.) The company’s Motoring Helmet was available globally – 500 were sold between 1985 and 1987. “Commonly a head injury arises when the head strikes the A or B pillar, windscreen, or the head of another occupant,” Davies once told me by email from Australia. Using an argument that is often wheeled out on social media for helmet-less cyclists, he added: “Medical treatment is a drain on society.” The Davies Craig Motoring Helmet wasn’t for motorsports, it was for everyday driving. The helmet’s packaging featured families wearing helmets for urban motoring, and a businessman was shown wearing one while being driven by a similarly-clad chauffeur. Sales spiel on the helmet’s box claimed that one day “motoring helmets will be commonplace.” But they are not. Why do we not wear motoring helmets today for every single car journey, even for just popping down to the shops? Part of the reason for the product’s lack of success could be the widespread belief that motoring isn’t dangerous to car occupants. “Motorists perceive they [are] safe, strapped in a steel cage,” said Davies. His helmet’s packaging stressed that “driving even for the most proficient is dangerous.” Use of the helmet was recommended for all car journeys but especially “after dark and during twilight … or when roads are wet.” The use of a motoring helmet was also recommended for “long trips when you may become tired” but also “within five kilometres of your home or destination.” Pretty much for every car journey, then. Statistically, and logically, it would make sense to take every safety precaution necessary when driving, including wearing helmets – but no brain injury organizations lobby for their use, never mind their mandatory use. Unlike for cycling, there are no campaigns urging the adoption of motoring helmets because “if it saved just one life it would be worth it.”[emphasis added] It’s almost as though we’re culturally programmed to mollycoddle motoring and erect barriers for bicycling. <snip>
  6. 3 points
    Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind the village tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you." Yes, she says, "I remember it well." OK, he says, "How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time's sake?" "Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!" A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation and, having a chuckle to himself, he thinks to himself, I've got to see these two old-timers having sex against a fence. I'll just keep an eye on them so there's no trouble. So he follows them. The elderly couple walks haltingly along, leaning on each other for support aided by walking sticks. Finally, they get to the back of the tavern and make their way to the fence The old lady lifts her skirt and the old man drops his trousers. As she leans against the fence, the old man moves in.. Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that the policeman has ever seen. This goes on for about ten minutes while both are making loud noises and moaning and screaming. Finally, they both collapse, panting on the ground. The policeman is amazed. He thinks he has learned something about life and old age that he didn't know. After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old couple struggle to their feet and put their clothes back on. The policeman, is still watching and thinks to himself, this is truly amazing, I've got to ask them what their secret is. So, as the couple passes, he says to them, "Excuse me, but that was something else. You must've had a fantastic sex life together. Is there some sort of secret to this?" Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply, "Fifty years ago that wasn't an electric fence."
  7. 3 points
    Remove religion from politics. That's my vote.
  8. 2 points
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-24/leunig-cartoon-criticising-mother-use-of-instagram-sparks-debate/11634522 Now there's a lady in the article who gets a tad upset with the artist and calls him a " "f***ing gronk". " for producing the above cartoon. She then says things like it's obvious the artist has not had to spend hours pushing a pram around, " feeling isolated and alone and terrified," ". So um, I'm wondering why she felt the need to say that in response to the above cartoon. If the baby lands on the ground due to lack of care then fuck the carer's feelings, seriously.
  9. 2 points
    Spoiler: the dog that chased down Baghdadi was a drone controlled by Chrisg from an Israeli Mirage. The mission was so easy he was pulling 6G vertical loops over Syrian SA-400 batteries in Idlib while controlling the drone-doggo’s limbs. Also there was a cat but that’s classified.
  10. 2 points
    Three old men are complaining about their biggest regrets on getting old. The first old man said "I'd give anything to take a good piss like I did when I was young. Every morning I get up it takes me 5 minutes to take a piss, and then it's only a small dribble." The second old man said "I'd give anything to take a good shit like I did when I was young. Every morning I sit on the stool and strain and strain until I can finally get something out." The third old man said "Well, every morning at 5 I take me a really long piss. Then at 6 on the dot I take a really big shit." The other two old men look at him and say "So what the hell are you complaining about?" The third old man says "I don't wake up until 7".
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    what i find most disturbing about the cartoon is its obviously a veiled attack on caucasians. just look at the way he has singled us out. its very clear that both parent and child have fair skin. how dare you, Mr Leunig, suggest that white people dont care about their offspring as much as darker skinned people do. there are some idiots out there claiming that this cartoon is merely an exhortation about the potential pitfalls of society becoming increasingly obsessed with vacant technological distractions. but if that were truly the case, if thats what Leunig really intended, then he would have included people of all races and all genders — but he deliberately chose not to. also, as someone who often couples a lilac slipover with sea green pantaloons, i cant help but feel personally offended by this reprehensible cartoon
  12. 2 points
    I think he might bullshit waaaay way less than you chrisg So, still waiting on your posts of verification
  13. 2 points
    I take my coffee very seriously - so use my coffee mug at your own periI
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    Well today is Wombat Day!
  16. 2 points
    Environmentalists believe the redgum forests need frequent floods to survive (a load of crap) so every 4 years rain or no they flood them, at times they have done this before a large rain which has washed that man made flood back into the river killing all the fish. https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/murray-fish-deaths-blackwater-event-kills-hundreds-of-cod/news-story/7881f6e224c470aa9a8c07289ce8a605 In my mind they should only do this when there is sufficient rainfall to create a natural flood to better mimic nature. The powers that be also seem to think the rivers should be flowing full out to sea 24/7 even when they use to dry up to nothing but a few water holes when the rain stopped in the past and it is only the dams that allow them to continue flowing. It is just a case of stupid people playing god from within there concrete bunkers people that see the people that make food as as environmental vandals that they are happy to see get shut down. Although I do like eveln theory that there is actually some nefarious intelligence behind it all using greenys to do the mines dirty work for them. This site has there point of view or marketing however you want to look at it. http://www.vewh.vic.gov.au/news-and-publications/news On a side note French farmers know how to perform proper protest here they spray manure in through the window of there parliament house...
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    Quite happy in the knowledge that I am insignificant in the grand scheme
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    Something something @hectorbustnuts had much much much better taste in movies/everything, relative to @Takoma. 'Ignore Takoma, he likes bad stuff and is bad'. (include your preferred number of grains of salt) My oh my how the tables have turned now, tho'.
  20. 2 points
    You think google is powerful? Imagine the shit the NSA can pull up in a search. I bet their search engine allows proper Boolean operators too.
  21. 2 points
    a noble aim, although your methodology to achieve that outcome is monotonously flawed per your protocol, the answer is fiscal, and the success is if you are leo, or something like leo, or those people that leo aspires to emulate your expectations disregard other people's motivations, unless they accord with yours precisely - it's the major problem of the capitalist paradigm to measure monetary gain as the most important parameter, and absolutely refuse to hear that isn't a universal appraisal as for expecting to culturally assimilate indigenous people because they have no choice - it's that very lack of choice that destroys motivation "be like me or perish" is a death sentence to anyone who doesn't choose your offering if success can only be your brand of success, please accept that it's successful for you only even though it is transparently obvious to non-leo observers, you just can't buy it i don't think a sob story makes anyone inferior, but i do understand it illustrates their personal view point - the one you can't seem to visualise as you don't "see" how that could possibly be i was educated in psychology and psychiatry as part of training i'll tell you depression isn't "cured" it might be effectively treated, by pharmacological or non-pharmacological interventions, but your seemingly binary approach to complex issues might not feel comfortable with the paradox of individuality that extends beyond mood and encompasses motivation via rewards that you don't empathise with imagine someone is motivated by something, and it's not essentially money - there's an interesting concept for you to consider your impressive presumption of knowledge merely reveals that you lack the finesse to appreciate that no-one actually knows much, and i'm quite happy to say i know plenty, but it isn't a lot, and i disagree with your prismatic aberration of society the more certain people are that they are right, the more i accept that they confuse self-righteousness with clarity
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    I don't know what a blue waffle is, or a bukake either. The latter does sorta sound like I should know it ... Perhaps I once did and have miraculously wiped it from my mind.
  24. 2 points
    Religitards won't be ready. Everyone else, including many religious people who accept science, will be utterly unamazed as NASA officially recognises that Mars had microbial life a few million years ago.
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    woah, youve latched onto that one word and gone mental haha she didnt say, "I'm a very conservative person politically...". she probably meant conservative of temperament (since terminating your own pregnancy is an extreme intervention) and conservative sexually (because a no sex before marriage lifestyle choice tends to be very effective at eliminating all but the most unthinkable scenarios for an unwanted pregnancy). while its safe to assume 99% of social "conservatives" are "conservatives" politically, that does not mean the word is interchangeable and connotations within context can be overlooked. its also safe to assume theres a fair proportion of sexually promiscuous atheists who happen to be conservative voters, so it should be pretty fricken obvious that the main thrust of her comment was not to invoke an association with the entirety of those on the right of politics. moreover, with her answers, she was pretty much doing the exact opposite of what youre accusing her of! she resisted offering a personal view, repeatedly downplayed its supposed relevance, and generally displayed a level of reluctance befitting someone with a healthy respect for the separation between church and state. so who is she trying to make feel guilty? first she said "I don't want to make people feel guilty who have had to go down that path." later she said "Ben, you've been naughty in pushing me to say that, because I don't want anyone to feel guilty about decisions they've made, because I'm not in their shoes." oh, i see it now. it must have been the last bit that set you off: "...not in their shoes". she was clearly echoing the famous aphorism that says we should cast hasty judgments on people with different life circumstances. i see your point now. by the way, just as an aside, when she says "I've not been in a situation where I've had to contemplate that, and nor would I", i totally believe her. being someone who grew up as a god-fearing christian, theres every chance she knows to take precautions whenever she rolls over for Alan Jones.
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