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garius

@garius@mastodon.me.uk

Author of The Brexit Tapes. Historian. Strategy streamer. Tech/Transport Strategist. Editor of @lonrec. Orient fan. Made Neil Gaiman cry (in a good way). Business: business@longformist.co.uk

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garius, to random
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RISHI: It's still pissing down out there. Are you sure about this?
PR GUY: Yes
RISHI: Why can't we use the press room?
PR GUY: Larry the cat's asleep in there
RISHI: We could wake him?
PR GUY:
RISHI:
PR GUY: No
RISHI:
PR GUY: Go knock em dead, champ
RISHI: Um. Okay

<walks out>

PR GUY: What a tit.

garius, to random
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Rebranding myself as an eco-friendly alternative to ChatGPT.

Ask me a question and I'll mansplain an answer to you, while consuming much less water and energy.

garius, to history
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Doing the final edits on my next tech column this lunchtime, and the real lesson in this one is just how badly IBM fucked up their PC business right from the start.

They never wanted it, and when they got it they were so keen to use it for managerial positioning that they fucked it all up.

garius, to gaming
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STREAM TIME!

Good news: Bult a new computer

Bad news: Apparently our Poland save never backed up to Steam cloud?! ๐Ÿ˜’

Oh well. Join me for plague, intrigue and shenanigans in Crusader Kings 3! https://twitch.tv/gariusthebrit

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Have had to read a lot of book reviews in academic journals this week for reasons.

Amazing how many of them can be summarised as:

"this book is factually accurate but also makes our area of study seem too interesting to normal people. Not recommended."

garius,
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@davecarter not surprised at all.

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And she's done.

garius,
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@teamonkey real mahogany

garius,
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@cloudthethings pretty nice tbh. good inbuit cable management.

motherboard power socket needs plugging in before doing top cooler. got caught out by that, but that's it.

garius, to random
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Day two of the PC build.

Also known as disassembly day. The point where you redo a bunch of stuff, now you know it all works, to improve cable management.

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Best LEGAL way to buy knew Windows keys these days?

(Just in case my current one decides all the parts i'm putting in count as too much of a system change)

garius,
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@OliverUv yeah, i'm changing ssd as well so suspect that's what will do me.

garius, to Cats
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Good morning from him.

garius, to random
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ME: I'm really, really torn on whether to just replace my motherboard or replatform to AM5. But that would mean I'd need a new case and all cases today are RGB messes designed for edgelord teens who-
FRACTAL DESIGNS <interrupting>: Hi

garius,
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@BashStKid @Cadbury_Moose can't play those Bruce Springsteen 8-Tracks without 'em!

garius,
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@schmerg yes. Because the side panels to my current one are lost to history and I have cats.

garius,
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@Kavus technically no, but my old case is in a bad state.

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My "oh no I need a new motherboard" is gradually turning into "hmmm do i just say 'fuck it' and re-platform to AM5"

garius, to random
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Today's bit of computing history, and a hint of what's coming in my next tech history column.

This small article in the 8th June 1981 issue of Infoworld caused absolute panic in Microsoft and IBM.

Because it accurately predicted the release and details of the PC, 4 months before it became official

garius,
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@talexb loooooads of them scanned in and available on google books.

A fun way to occasionally lose an afternoon!

garius, to random
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Yeeeah.

After lots of possible failure point elimination yesterday, I think it's new motherboard time.

Tested different SSDs and RAM with fresh installs of Windows each time and fully up-to-date drivers. Issue of multiple BSODs, all memory access related, returns.

Dmp files not showing a program consistently causing the issue, either.

Couple that with a RAM stick randomly failing last week, and that increasingly says 'board issue' to me.

garius,
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@BernardSheppard yeah.

my thinking there is that if ii get a new motherboard/cpu and t's the PSU, well at least i ended up with useful upgrades.

whereas if i get a PSU first and it's the motherboard, i've ended up with a redundant PSU.

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Oh JOY. BSOD time on my main gaming box.

Any of my followers find joy in going through dmp files? Because I reckon this is a hardware issue... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

garius, to random
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A friend has hospitality tickets for Luton vs Everton tonight.

Turns out the 'Phoenix Suite' is the local Conservative Club.

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