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After running for 20 hours memtest86 found more bad memory regions spanning from 800-ish MB to almost 3G, I've tried the following command


But it doesn't seem to blacklist the right amount of memory -- after system boots, top still shows 29GB available instead of expected 28GB.

I believe I need to move on to use BADRAM, but it would require another overnight memtest86 run as I didn't bother to take a photo of the last run in BADRAM format.

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Good news -- the obscure Scottish sitcom I watched a few years ago got picked up by Netflix.

Even better news -- the new season got released last year.

The best news -- they have finally changed their name from 'Scrotal Recall' to 'Lovesick'

When I mentioned the series name to any woman, the universal reaction was slight disgust -- no matter how much I tried to explain that it's in fact a charming romantic comedy.

I appreciate puns, but the name hurt the series as much as it hurt me.

Day 2 of cold snap with steady -17C outside and I'm already leaving a pair of underpants and balaclava at home. Let's see what Day 3 brings.

I tried working on the video with the boot settings above and everything seems to be fine for a while... until I tried to render a video that I've been working on in kdenlive.

After some deliberation, the computer, predictably crashed.

So I left memtest86 running overnight, and it has found more bad areas.

I left computer on in case any more bad memory turn up.

In the evening I will try these boot settings


saga continues.

The memory modules have lifetime warranty and before replacement arrives I'm going to try to block off bad memory from use.

I tried several articles with different memap parameters, and the following seems to work


Top shows less memory available.

MiB Mem : 31851.9

This article is about something completely different but gives examples that actually work in my case.

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#Pine64 has some pre #FOSDEM announcements.

Biggest one is the #PinebookPro.

14" 1080p display
**usb-c**, with power input and video output
#Rockchip #RK3399

and the usual laptop features. target price, US$199! I look forward to getting #OpenBSD running well on this #arm64 system.

Good morning everyone!

All my memory is bad. All 4 sticks of it!

linux distro rant 

linux distro rant 

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RT @chrisdavidmills: Firefox 65 — the new shizzle — written by me and @callahad : Read all about it! tweeted by @MozDevNet

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microblogging is made up of two parts "micro", meaning small, and "blogging", short for "weblogging", which is made up of two parts "web", meaning that thing that spiders make, and "logging" meaning cutting down trees

so microblogging is when you're a spider that cuts down small trees
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@garfiald also, LMAO at those journals.

Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science (OQSPS) is a vanity journal started by Emil O. W. Kirkegaard because he was fed up that real journals kept rejecting his manuscripts...

snowy hellhole of hoth 

hn, people being wrong on the internet 

Whoever came up with both 'of' and 'in' operators in ES6 should...

Spend an eternity using them and being constantly confused about which one returns index array and which returns value.

I've noticed this little indicator in System Tray. This is a great idea that I'd never really thought about.

Just pressing caps lock on and off then watching this tray icon show up and disappear brings me such joy.

please don't remove this feature, I really like it.

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