Moses and Akhenaten are the same person

Not surprising. Isn’t Akhenaten the God people could talk to with a certain drug? The government or military in some country, had psychics all take the drug, and they all got the same message.

Magic mushrooms or something. They wouldn’t all get the same message, if they were hallucinating. How can they all hallucinate the same thing?

Except, how is Akhenaten God? Moses wasn’t God. He just got tablets from God.

Just watch Mummies Unwrapped. I have enough evidence to know Moses and Akhenaten were the same person.

The God the psychics talked to, maybe it wasn’t Akhenaten, their name started with an A though. They were an Egyptian pharaoh.

What drug did they use? And what country is it legal in? I’ll get a one way plane ticket to that country. No visa, so it might be a challenge.

There’s a newer drug for depression, that is similar to what they used. You take it at the clinic. They don’t let you take it home. People would sell it. Or abuse it.

ASTRO Gaming C40 TR Controller - PlayStation 4

I might buy that. It’s $200. The only downside is, you can’t turn the PS4 on with it. No problem, my Xbox One controller can’t either, I remembered my remote can, I have a bluetooth IR thing for the PS4.

Apparently Scuf controllers use the same board as Sony’s controllers. Not paying $200 for that.

Oh and there’s a shitload of customization with the ASTRO. You can also swap the left thumb stick with the D-Pad. So it’s like a Xbox controller. That probably requires the software, that might be Windows only. So I’ll probably be lazy and use it how it comes.

Probably won’t buy it anytime soon. I put $200 in my savings instead.

Don’t buy it on eBay, it costs more. Can’t trade in my Razer Wildcat on Amazon.

I should transfer the $200 back into my checking, and buy it at Best Buy. Except, I’d probably only use it once, to make sure it works.

Don’t buy that controller, there’s some bad reviews that say it doesn’t even last a month. That’s a rip off, $200 for a controller that doesn’t even last a month.

Is that dust?

Can’t see it with my eyes. Only in that picture. I suppose I could wipe it off with a paper towel, and see if I get anything. That’s part of a can opener.

Apparently you can’t link directly to a file on Nextcloud, if you shared a folder, the URL it gets after clicking a file, doesn’t work. Some kind of JavaScript most likely.

To get the image URL to embed, I had to inspect the HTML. It would be easier to just share the one image, and the folder.

Paper towel didn’t get anything. Doesn’t really look like a reflection.

Different focus point, looks like something is growing on it. Like hair. Or metal pieces.

Is it like a microscope? I should buy one, and compare.

How did I get both hairy sides in focus? The focus point is supposed to be in the center. Only one little square in the center is set in the focus thing.

How are you supposed to know where to focus? I thought it was what you want in focus, apparently not.

On another note, the Sigma 60mm is smaller then my zoom lens. Not sure that’s a good reason to spend $239 though.

Now, I know what the loud ass beeping outside is

I had to close my window from it. Looks like it’s those shitty scooters. Beeps all day, then all night, don’t know what time it stops or if it does. I wonder how far away I can hear it beeping. Looked like some guy might be collecting the scooters.

I should complain to the city.

CORSAIR Carbide AIR 540

If I buy a new case, that’ll be the one. Is my CPU cooler not to tall? And is my video card not to long? And the power supply?

Good reason not to buy it, I’m to lazy to measure or look anything up. Also, I’m to lazy to transplant everything into a new case.

Is SVT-HEVC faster then HandBrake?

SVT-AV1 is slow on a Threadripper, according to some benchmark I saw, around 30 FPS, and that’s 1080p.

Oh wait, that benchmark for SVT-HEVC, was only 1080p. I need to know the 4k FPS. My CPU won’t get the same speed as a Threadripper.

8k encoding using SVT-HEVC requires 64 GB of RAM.

Godox VING V850II Li-Ion Flash Kit

That’s only $140, and probably has more power then my cheaper Godox, and with two, you can trigger the other one. Faster recycle times with that too, but apparently thermal cutoff if you shoot at 12 power for about ten shots in a row.

I get fast enough recycle time, if I don’t use 12 power. And I don’t need their special charger to charge my AA batteries.

That might get rid of the noise in interior shots with my Panasonic 12-32mm lens, that is if I use both flashes.

It’s a manual lens, I use my cheaper Godox in manual mode anyways. The camera might be to stupid to pick the correct power. So I brute force it instead.

Can you not fire the flash on my camera, and only use the other one? Put it in the middle of the kitchen, pointing up. You can with a trigger, but I don’t want to buy a trigger, can’t Godox flashes trigger other Godox flashes? There’s some slave and master mode on it.

Somebody claims you need two of everything, if you are a pro. What about if you are insane? Sounds like I need another camera body. Any rich ladies want to be my sugar mamma?

Probably won’t buy anything this coming month. Just stuff I need, like toilet paper, so I can keep wiping my ass. I’ll be spending $500 next month, on a CPU. Might decide to buy all the parts for another computer, except put the new CPU in the new motherboard, transfer the drives to it, and then see if my sister wants my old computer. I’ll buy another good cooler, so the old computer can keep the one it has. It would probably cost at least a grand, thanks to the $500 CPU. Don’t need anymore video cards, have like three extra ones. One really shitty non gaming one, might be PCIe x1 or something, one that might play games on low settings, depending on the resolution, and a much better one.

Look at the heatsinks and fan on the X570 motherboards, at least the MSI ones.

Europeans may of came to the "new world" before the Vikings

Watch the third episode of Mummies Unwrapped. I waited so long to start watching it, that the first two episodes went from DVR to VOD. VOD and you can’t skip commercials.

Should probably watch the rest of them before it goes to VOD.

Most of the tombs were looted. They need to find a relic to know where they came from. They found a tomb in a cave, in a hard to reach area, they had to descend a waterfall to get to it. No relics, not looted, just water probably washed stuff away.

I heard about that show on Expedition Unknown.

VPS upgraded

Looks like it needed more RAM. Well, it did when a shitload of bots were accessing this site everyday. I didn’t post for 5 or more days, and the traffic went down.

Nice, generating thumbnails doesn’t kill everything on the VPS.

Mcoplus MK-P-AF3-A 10mm 16mm Automatic Extension Tube for Olympus Panasonic Micro 4/3 System Camera

Buy the MEIKE, it is most likely exactly the same, and slightly cheaper. I did see the review that mentioned MEIKE, probably before I bought it.

It works, but if you use both tubes, and the Olympus 40-150mm @ 40mm, you have to be really close, less in the frame then using it at 62mm.

That’s a budget macro 62mm lens. I probably won’t buy the Sigma, it’s pointless, the Olympus is fine. Probably is way better outside. The pictures are still uploading.

There’s detail that isn’t on my YI 42.5mm in macro mode. So the extension tubes were worth $30.

Now waiting for the server, to generate the thumbnails. I did email BuyVM, asking to upgrade to the $15 a month plan. Then I can peg the one core 247.

You can see the pictures taken with it here. The boxes obviously weren’t taken with the tubes. No medium size image, so to much work to embed it any here. Look at the last two, that’s at 40mm, so if you want to be super zoomed in, use a lower focal length. Must have to be closer. How will 12mm work? I have a Panasonic 12-32mm.

There’s more detail at 40mm. Less in focus too. Trying to find the right distance blows. Even without the tubes, that lens is picky. Won’t focus if to close.

There was no seal on the box. Probably got sold another open box item again. I’m to lazy to send anything back.

Nope, the YI has detail too. Just more bokeh on the Olympus lens + tubes.

Why doesn’t Olympus sell official extension tubes? They’d make a fortune, unless they overcharged, which they would. In that case, MEIKE will make a fortune. I don’t see the point in a macro lens now. The tubes work just fine.

If you want more in focus, use focus stacking. I’m to lazy to do so. Need to go outside, nothing small other then my dong to take pictures of inside. And that would be very difficult with a 40-150mm zoom lens, it’s huge. Good luck zooming in to 62mm, and being far enough away.

Only your first 10,000 photos are bad, and your next 10,000 aren’t much better? I have over 20,000 files in my pics folder. That includes the RAW files. That means all my pictures aren’t very good. It’ll take a long time to get 30,000 pictures, especially if the RAW file doesn’t count as a separate image.

The only way to play games in Qubes OS

Is GPU passthrough. Which is a bummer, as I’d switch to it. I don’t want two video cards in my computer anymore.

If I had integrated video, I could use it. Don’t think the new CPUs will have integrated video, not till APUs come out. Probably won’t be a 24 thread APU.

Nice top left screen flicker on iPhone 7

Somebody described it as an “afterimage”. I didn’t know what to call it, so I searched for “iPhone 7 upper left screen”, and found something about flickering.

Other iPhones get that too. Probably did it as soon as I got it. Guess they failed to fix the refurbished phone. Changing the wallpaper might fix it, till it starts randomly doing it again. Usually when I’m swiping on the home screen, it does it, but not always.

Somebody took it to Apple, and they didn’t know why it was doing it. Some got the screen replaced, that didn’t fix it either. If it’s hardware, it’s probably something on the board.

I’m to lazy to see if my phone is still under warranty, and I’m way to lazy to go to the Apple store.

I’m leaning towards hardware problem. Not all iPhones do it, my SE didn’t, or I don’t remember it doing it. Don’t think my iPad does it either.

If it’s a software bug, it’s an odd bug. Oh wait, they might use different displays on some iPhones, even the same model. I suppose it could be software then, bad settings for the screen.

I'll take speed over a Linux phone

That’s why I bought my iPhone 7, the SE was fast, but was locked to Straight Talk, to use it on a different network, you have to pay for Straight Talk, then use an adapter, the service has to be active on Straight Talk when you use the adapter. If you remove the SIM card, then you have to pay for Straight Talk again. Instead of paying for Straight Talk, I spent over $400 on an unlocked iPhone 7.

You can get it officially unlocked, if you have service long enough. Probably adds up to $400 or more.

The PinePhone will only be $150. That’s a better price for a slow hardware outdated phone.

How old is the CPU on the PinePhone? Maybe the Librem 5 isn’t outdated, just seems like it, cause I never heard of the CPU it has. I’ve heard of the PinePhone’s CPU, well the brand. The WiFi sucks on the PinePhone, no 5 GHz. So I’d have to enable my 2.4 GHz channel.

I will buy the PinePhone, I want Sailfish OS, or the community WebOS.

Why would you buy the Librem 5? Is it more open then the PinePhone? PinePhone is way cheaper, you don’t need to save money to buy it.

Replace my Pi security camera, with the CUBE. How much will it cost? Not available yet.

My phone is still faster then the PinePhone, buy the PINEBOOK Pro instead, it has a 1080p display. Better then cheap ass Chromebooks. Don’t know how much it’ll cost when/if it comes out. With an optional adapter, you can put a NVMe SSD in it. I have an old one.

Manjaro will be on the PINEBOOK Pro? Says they have a great working relationship with Manjaro. Nice, the target price is $200. It has good WiFi too, no need to enable the 2.4 GHz channel.

Yup, Manjaro will probably be for the PINEBOOK Pro, there’s an ARM version for specific devices. There is a ARM version for the original PINEBOOK. Why no XFCE for ARM?

Look at that bokeh

That was with a YI 42.5mm in macro mode. Almost 10” is to far away, I want to touch whatever I’m taking a picture of. So 0” would do the trick.

I might of bought automatic extension tubes. That’ll let me use any lens as a macro lens.

If you want bokeh, use a macro lens, or extension tubes.

Was the YI always slow at focusing? Or just in macro mode?

Olympus’s site had a refurbished 45mm for under $200, was sold out, and now it’s not listed. Probably sharper then the YI, and costs less then a new YI. But is the bokeh like the above?

No flash ring was used, just a Magsphere and the flash pointed up. It kills the picture if you don’t point the flash up, even with the lowest power on the flash.

The Sigma 60mm can be a macro lens, with extension tubes. It costs $240 new, the Olympus 60mm macro is $400 or a little more new.

Think that was taken at f3.5 or whatever the lowest is in macro mode.

My eyes can’t seem to focus if I put my thumb right in front of it.

I don’t really need the Sigma 60mm, I have a Olympus 40-150mm lens, that’ll do 60mm. Use 150mm, and see what happens. The Olympus is probably slower, but it only cost $100 when I bought it.

I should not pay Ultra Mobile next month, upgrade my hosting instead. You have to call to get the account number, so you can port it. Not sure the number is worth doing that.

How close do you need to be for macro?

My YI 42.5mm in macro mode, can focus as close as 9.8” almost 10”, the Olympus 30mm macro, can focus under 4”, 3.7401575” to be exact, according to Google.

Is 6.1023625” closer worth $236.11 or $250 depending on who you buy it from? The focal length is 42.5mm, 12.5mm more then 30mm.

What’s the focus distance on the 60mm macro lens? 7.4”, so the YI kind of blows for macro photography. A longer lens can focus closer.

I don’t go outside much, so no need for a macro lens. Or a camera.

Some of those pictures aren’t tack sharp. On the review, that’s a bummer for $400. Use it as a portrait dog lens. They have two dog pictures. Never knew what a strawberry looked like that close up. I wonder what my dong looks like close up, is 9.8” close enough? Might of been windy, the review said something about the wind. The 60mm is sold out on KEH. I think Olympus has it refurbished for a little over $300.

Neewer Round Universal Collapsible Magnetic Ring Flash Diffuser Soft Box 45cm/18” for Macro and Portrait Photography, that’s cheaper then a flash ring. And it’s huge.

What about a Magsphere, I already have one. It might make the flash work for macro, at least better then buying anything.

I want 60mm, and I don’t care about macro, that means the $240 Sigma 60mm. My YI can do macro, with a shitty minimum focus distance. Don’t need faster then f2.8, probably don’t even need f2.8. I could just use my Olympus zoom lens. That does 60mm. But I had a Sigma 30mm, and it was a good lens. Somebody on a forum said the cheap Sigmas aren’t worth buying anymore. That’s cheaper then the Olympus 60mm macro lens.

Nice, I shouldn't need a new motherboard for the new AMD Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs

My motherboard is on this list. List of MSI boards that’ll work with the new CPUs. I have the B350 TOMAHAWK.

And there’s a beta bios with support. There wasn’t when I checked earlier. Except, it says the release date was the 21st. Guess they didn’t update their site yet.

The new CPUs come out next month. The $500 12 core 24 thread, should work with my cooler, think what I read said 105 watts, that’s what the 2700X uses, and that’s compatible with my cooler. I won’t buy a new cooler, or use the one it might come with. I like mine.

Yup, 105 watts, according to AMD. The 3700X uses less power then my current CPU. But I want more threads, that should give 4k encoding a boost.

Will the new GPUs support h.265 4k encoding? And will HandBrake add support?

That’s easier then replacing the CPU. I can do that with the case standing up. Unplugging everything is a pain. There’s a shitload of stuff plugged into it.

Note: 
MSI do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it is necessary
Do not update the BIOS when using the cpu listed below.
A8-9600/A6-9500E/A6-9500/A12-9800E/A12-9800/A10-9700E/A10-9700970

On the bios update. Mine is a 1700. First gen with the lovely Linux all thread compiling bug.

I’ll only update my bios if I get a new CPU.

They come out in July.

Intel, would of forced you to buy a new motherboard by now.

Will the GPUs support virtualization? So you don’t have to passthrough the card? Not really needed anymore, doesn’t work in Linux, not worth touching with a 100 foot pole.

Only crazy women are interested in me

Well, she isn’t anymore. She’s pissed off now. Probably cause I ran away from her. I opened the door for her, going outside, and she didn’t say anything to me.

Maybe she stumbled upon this blog.

Everybody in the building might be avoiding me. Kind of funny.

Maybe I’ll get enough complaints they will evict me. Then I won’t have rent anymore.

Why was she telling some guy not to pet Tonka? Or maybe she was trying to tell him not to talk to me. Usually people ask before petting a dog though.

Nobody in their right mind would date me.