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Should I switch to Linux?

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- Sun, 26 Jul 2020 08:47:35 EST z4P3v2uV No.122987
File: 1595767655967.jpg -(2921808B / 2.79MB, 4160x2340) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Should I switch to Linux?
So I want to try a Linux-OS on a laptop.
Can't use my PC (Windows) for this because everytime I tried Manjaro I got this error-message on start-up (look @ pic) and no sound (guess Linux has no support for Creative-soundcards?).

What Linux-Distributions do you recommend (for someone who doesn't want to learn and use cmd-boxes all the time) ?

Are there laptops that don't run with Linux?
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ThomasNazzlecocke.api - Sat, 03 Oct 2020 23:11:41 EST mJkepMWw No.123086 Reply
There is some problem with UEFI and secure boot
disable it and enable legacy mode in BIOS and it should install with no problem

CharlesDondledale.xcf - Sat, 10 Oct 2020 00:15:05 EST 0ddw9h43 No.123094 Reply
Linux Mint or Ubuntu

Everything else is for spergs.
EugeneBennerfuck.bfc - Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:40:58 EST LMmomKRh No.123101 Reply
pclinux darkstar will work. (KDE) If something does not work go to their website and under support pages somebody will help fix , they want you to figure stuff out yourself though before asking questions. Hence they call themselves 'radically simple.' Pclinux Darkstar simple distribution, everything should work out of the box, build up from a minimal distribution, 10 gigs is fine. Uses, synaptic package manager.

Adobe Premiere can suck my dick!

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- Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:47:07 EST UxFhGCdV No.122939
File: 1591570027343.jpg -(59243B / 57.85KB, 725x423) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Adobe Premiere can suck my dick!
Not only is it super nosy (wants my clear adress and name when first setup),
but it literally can't export the source-material with the same settings I used for recording!

Whether its 4k or or UHD from my Action Cam,
Every fucking time I export my media it has some obvious quality-loss!!

Doesn't matter if I choose the highest bitrate or HD (doesn't even have a 4k-Resolution available!).

>wants to have 700$ a year
>can't even do basic editing and export right
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CedricGubblechutch.doc - Fri, 18 Sep 2020 21:38:43 EST BX20gY9L No.123070 Reply
Adobe sucks the pipe in general. Recently had to roll back to an older photoshop because the newest one was doing dumb shit with mouse tracking (selections would jump off to the upper left sporadically, made it unusable).
ThomasNazzlecocke.api - Sat, 03 Oct 2020 23:34:13 EST mJkepMWw No.123087 Reply
Encoding software has various quality settings
default setting is not the best but a trade off for speed
test making the final scale down with ffmpeg on the slow setting, you should get really good result.
CharlotteHuzzlelitch.msg - Wed, 14 Oct 2020 02:46:29 EST dZj+mvKl No.123100 Reply
Oh man, the way Adobe handles transferring data between apps...
You have to connect to a goddamn Internet server which serves as a third party to facilitate a connection between two apps on your computer.

They're essentially using the Kazaa/Old Skype/SIP system to connect shit running on the same computer. FFS

Windows 7 in current age

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- Thu, 08 Oct 2020 22:02:04 EST vmlIxto+ No.123089
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I bought a used laptop with a 30gb SSD and windows 10 takes up the whole damn thing. I'm thinking of putting windows 7 on it from a torrent source. Is windows 7 really vulnerable?
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DorisFullyfock.dic - Sat, 10 Oct 2020 17:50:59 EST vmlIxto+ No.123096 Reply
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What the fuck are UEFI drives and boots? I've downloaded Win 7 and Win 8 iso's and it's not letting me do a clean install on the SSD with win 10. I'm so fucking sad, I haven't been able to install graphic drivers since I got it in the mail. The bios doesn't have a dvd drive boot option which means i'll have to go buy a usb memory stick to try a install from boot.
CyrilDrazzlelirk.class - Sun, 11 Oct 2020 00:13:36 EST vmlIxto+ No.123097 Reply
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fuck it, I obviously need a bigger ssd
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Mon, 12 Oct 2020 15:09:58 EST zwV4b3zR No.123099 Reply
You do have to disable UEFI for the Win 7 to play ball, unless you really wanna fuss with it. It is possible but I think you have to modify the image. This is usually called Legacy boot option or similar in a BIOS.
Use RUFUS to convert your Win 7 iso to a USB stick. It'll recognize it as a windows disk and know what to do.
Architectures that are Kaby Lake or newer won't work. Bristol Ridge or newer won't work on the AMD side of the coin.

general help

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- Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:13:57 EST aHUtl+KL No.123083
File: 1601504037934.png -(2042B / 1.99KB, 200x200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. general help
so i bought a pc from a friend for 100 buck and currently am looking to upgrade but an not 100% sure if i can

motherboard is a z77-hd3 by gigabyte

psu is a 750 watt

gpu im a little confused cause on the gpu it say it is a msi brand twin frozr iii but on system info say nvidia geforce gtx 660

ram is 2 corsair dominator platinum 8gb ddr3
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sat, 03 Oct 2020 17:36:28 EST zwV4b3zR No.123084 Reply
Forzr III is just an MSI brand. I know it was around in the GTX 5xx series, apparently continued into 6xx based on your card, but also covered equivalent AMD cards of the era. These vendor cards have to work correctly with the baseline NVIDIA drivers, ergo you are seeing it as a GTX660, cause you are running generic NVIDIA drivers. Which is fine.

I had that same card (different vendor but another GTX 660). Resi7 ran fine at 30fps lock. Nier:Automata ran at a whopping 0.5 fps, which motivated me to replace the card.
NathanielMurdville.xif - Wed, 07 Oct 2020 15:09:26 EST uovo6uZJ No.123088 Reply
there is an update to the motherboard. Seems one can update to win 10. https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z77-HD3-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios one has to careful updating bios.

I have done this this for years. Correctly with windows, best is update the original
update. Then the 2nd update For Bios. it may seem intimidating.

The first release, then the beta bios. Would seem the best route.

II u have serious 8 gigs of ram, then all should be cool.

This should work correctly. Tread lightly. I would upgrade
your ram to I believe 6 gigs.

You can figure this out.

Don't worry so much about the wattage. I am burned out on computers, but I do what not works.

Diffusivity is understanding ram. You want to use win 10 or a linux operating system?

Ok if you are hard wired to a router, it should update correctle, but not a Bios
uptate, microcoft does not update bios.

I do not mean to ramble, but, seems a cool computer.

Need Help/Advice - Trying to Stop Corrupt People

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- Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:14:15 EST MTKDvC8R No.123081
File: 1601226855109.jpg -(84928B / 82.94KB, 500x334) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Need Help/Advice - Trying to Stop Corrupt People
The people in the image are business owners and they do not believe that everyone deserves respect.
I am looking to either force them into respecting everyone, or force them out of the system entirely.
My current idea is to spam their emails and phones so they cannot get anything done, but I have not been able to find any sites for this that still work. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.
Also, if you have any ideas, I am open to anything and am willing to try anything.

They also resell UPS and FedEx shipping against the rules of these two companies, and have been for years, which I will rat them out on as a last ditch effort if they will not be agreeable.

They believe that respect is something that is earned by how well people fulfilling their demands, instead of something that everyone deserves.
SophiePittlock.mp3 - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 05:52:27 EST CoxutTg8 No.123082 Reply
Kind of tempted to drop Ron Hankins a line. I want to ask him who you are and if he thinks you'll ever know the touch of a lover's hand.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sat, 03 Oct 2020 17:41:14 EST zwV4b3zR No.123085 Reply
Lol if I hated a corp as much as you appear to I would know exactly how to fuck them on the internets, but such is my area of expertise. I'm not gonna help you cause this isn't /sh/ and your post reads like something a lunatic wrote. My advice would be anti-psychotics, but you do you.

Screen freezing

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- Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:02:43 EST pe56gPPF No.123074
File: 1601067763322.png -(410673B / 401.05KB, 456x490) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Screen freezing
Computer screen freezes for about 30 seconds after 2 minutes of turning computer on. This happens every time but is not a major problem. Just wondering what the underlying cause is. Could it have something to do with graphics card software?
NathanielSucklebury.dic - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:36:47 EST uovo6uZJ No.123078 Reply
You are using a laptop? Wipe the thing and and reinstall with win 10 pro.

Or simply connect laptop to your router and let it update. This simply will
not update correctly unless you have a cat5 (hard wired) connection.

Otherwise it will not work.

Difficutywise, click your start menu, find your security settings and update. Lower seek. Security upddates. Click updates and security, This is win 10 correct?
EmmaFommlehit.bin - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 15:27:49 EST N/5oywHc No.123080 Reply
The only thing that should cause a modern system to freeze or crash are hardware faults and drivers. If it really does happen shortly after booting, the problem is probably triggered by some boot process or service with a delayed start.

i want to use cURL to upload text somewhere i can access through tor

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- Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:22:13 EST h46pV0Mx No.123061
File: 1599308533557.png -(13664B / 13.34KB, 428x401) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. i want to use cURL to upload text somewhere i can access through tor
i basically have some links i need to upload somewhere i can read/delete later through tor or a vpn
the goal is to get my program to use cURL to store these links somewhere as i add to the list of links

i was hoping to use an anonymous email, but nothing i've found successfully let me cURL and email to myself
any ideas or work-arounds i can use?
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NellDonninglark.emf - Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:18:50 EST aTjigv3n No.123071 Reply
use an ssh service. can use an old email service
JohnFemblebury.lgo - Wed, 23 Sep 2020 02:04:00 EST 79qOabBZ No.123073 Reply
I would recommend transfer.sh but it's fucking dead by end of October.
NathanielSucklebury.dic - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:57:10 EST uovo6uZJ No.123076 Reply
Something would replace it, as well something exists. openssh

Having a Soundblaster Z but wanting a better Microphone

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- Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:55:06 EST fWpdVnG9 No.123067
File: 1599602106545.jpg -(31259B / 30.53KB, 630x420) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Having a Soundblaster Z but wanting a better Microphone
Unsurprisingly the Microphone that came with Creatives Soundblaster is total crap.

I'd like to step up my mic-game now but I don't know how.
So many Reviews and recommendations on YT just didn't make sense to me.
So many microphones used USB, but why would I need that if I have already a dedicated Microphone-prt on my Soundcard?

Can you recommend any good mic that doesn't sound like a bathtub made out of tin-cans?

I don't want to use headsets, since I'll be swapping my headphones rather regularly, but I want a mic that will stay with me and a mic I don't have to basically swallow.

I had a Iukus-mic for some time, loved the sound-quality but it doesn't have a on- and -off-switch.
ElizaFoshchut.ps - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:25:57 EST d1Cpsu4H No.123068 Reply
>So many microphones used USB, but why would I need that if I have already a dedicated Microphone-prt on my Soundcard?
USB microphones are powered microphones with built in amplifiers. The alternative, recommended for anyone serious about audio quality, is to buy a mic and a standalone audio interface. If you take the money you would spend on a Blue Yeti and put it into a mic and interface, you'll get similar quality. If you don't want to do either of these things, get one of those Zalman clip on things and call it a day. Anything more is a waste of money.
OliverPammlelag.dot - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:10:03 EST MjekpwOg No.123069 Reply
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what about the Soundblaster R3-Kit?
Any experiences?

DVD rip

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- Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:59:16 EST omHqgIN5 No.122999
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What's a good free software you can use to rip specific timestamps off of a DVD? Preferably something that doesn't leave a watermark.
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SophieMuggleked.msg - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:48:06 EST O0GTYx0G No.123002 Reply
One can try in win 10; right click. Details, properties. As as watermaks? Will it work?
假的: Just Dynamic Entry !kprtD04bdM - Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:19:29 EST 65daTMHT No.123066 Reply
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why wont my headphones be detected

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- Fri, 04 Sep 2020 13:39:41 EST 3haPqIf8 No.123059
File: 1599241181835.jpg -(43724B / 42.70KB, 575x699) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. why wont my headphones be detected
why wont my headphones be detected by my laptop?
have removed/reinstalled etc...headphones confirmed working elsewhere. no errors shown anywhere, drivers are installed, have ran troubleshooter.

Humidity and muh computer

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- Sat, 13 Jun 2020 04:19:36 EST kneXMDhv No.122947
File: 1592036376586.png -(1495051B / 1.43MB, 1279x851) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Humidity and muh computer
So my computer is in a room with an open window next to a river. The river was very foggy the other day and the room felt damp. Im worried about corrosion from humidity on my motherboard. Should I be worried?

I don't want to move my computer because am open window is important to me psychologically and I cant embrace dark room with no windows. I just want some kind of assurance my computer components wont rapidly corrode but I know the laws of entropy and the action of water on metal too well. Any solutions that wont require me to move my computer? BTW i need the window open to hear the birds and also to dry my clothes
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SidneyNickleridge.emf - Wed, 17 Jun 2020 01:14:16 EST XLF9Rro2 No.122954 Reply
>So my computer is in a room with an open window next to a river. The river was very foggy the other day and the room felt damp. Im worried about corrosion from humidity on my motherboard. Should I be worried?

This can be an issue, but nothing to worry about. Don't worry, be happy. One can
put a towel around ones electronics when we sees high humidity issues.
But your fine.
MatildaBommleteck.pps - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 04:26:02 EST aTjigv3n No.122982 Reply
I have seen high temperature days where the computer shuts down. This is rare.

Probably a stupid question, about file sharing/copyright

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- Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:29:56 EST HIePCQq8 No.122580
File: 1573741796733.jpg -(135056B / 131.89KB, 1201x631) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Probably a stupid question, about file sharing/copyright
Given that a file on a computer is essentially just a very large number, can't we work around copyright laws to share a file, by treating the file as an actual integer number, then sharing different numbers, that when multiplied together give us the original number?

So first we split the number(file) into a base and a multiplier, that we host on separate servers. The user can grab the base and multiplier from these two separate servers and use software on their end that multiplies the two numbers together to recalculate the original number(file), without either server actually hosting material under copyright.
So for example if a file, when treated as a regular integer, is 4290450368071, one server would store the base as 48723884, another server owned and hosted by someone else would store the multiplier 88056.41126784966.
Neither would be storing the original file and in the event of a server being seized, the number(file) itself would not be considered under copyright, because while the base could be multiplied by x to create the file SuperHeroMovie.mp4, it could also be multiplied by y to create linux.iso.
A disadvantage to this, would be the requirement for at least 2 servers (likely with +1 extra server to host filenames/metadata and links to the base and multipliers). Another disadvantage is the increased overall bandwidth/storage space required and the extra time for the user's machine to re-calculate the original file. But could a system like this actually work? Has it already been tried?
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Change Android aspect ratio and other issues

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- Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:15:03 EST XZyF04aN No.122698
File: 1577906103975.png -(2124783B / 2.03MB, 2280x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Change Android aspect ratio and other issues
So I got a new phone for Christmas, a Moto G8 which as far as I can tell runs stock Android 9 with a couple extra built in apps for gestures etc. I'm having four problems with it and I'm hoping you good folks would be so kind as to help.

The first problem is the really wide aspect ratio making older games have visual bugs.
For example on my screenshot you can see gray space on the background where new images appear as the camera pans, usually this would be happening off the side of the screen. Is there a way to force certain apps to think the phone has a standard 16:9 ratio or at least a way to set a custom resolution globally so I can toggle it when required?

Second problem I discovered when trying to take a screenshot with the game actually playing - on older versions of Android you could press the power and volume down buttons to instantly take a screenshot. Now I have to hold the power button and press an on screen overlay. There are two problems with this, the first being that all the games I've tried it in instantly bring up the pause menu, making taking screenshots of actual gameplay impossible (hence why my pic is of the main menu rather than in game, where my first issue is much more distracting), the second problem is that even if I solve the pausing issue, holding then pressing makes taking an image of something time-sensitive impossible. Is there a way to restore the old method of taking screenshots?

Third issue might just be me, but there is no way to capture a slow motion video. I can change the settings between 120 and 240fps from inside the default camera app, but there is no way to actually start recording. Do I need to download a different app for this or something? Seems strange you can modify the settings but not actually activate the feature.

Fourth issue is the flashlight, my old phones always gave off a constant light, the new phone flickers or strobes the light. So using it in an actually dark room is nauseating, I don't know how many epileptics will be killed by this model phone, but I would bet my life savings it won't be zero. Is there any way to adjust this to be a constant light source?

Thanks in advance and a happy new year to all!
JamesPirringshit.mid - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 23:09:11 EST Kojij0UH No.122699 Reply
best I can say is know your credentials beforehand. go to settings and reset
the phone to factory default setting and start over. know your router settings.
A lot of times doing a hard reset is all you need though. happy new year to
ya back! If this doesn't work, do know a few things like where the phone came
from, what phone plan, a few simple things can make things very difficult to
get a faulty phone repaired or replaced.
WesleyHuzzlehall.ht - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:36:12 EST Rqm+Y2bu No.123018 Reply
> https://www.wikihow.com/Lower-Your-Device’s-Resolution-on-Android#
you can force a custom resolution and the aspect ratio will follow with it. Use adb command for non root, or a terminal emulator in super user mode if you have root.

You can make a shell script to change rez and density, then use termux and termux shortcut to use use shell script as a widget. But you'll need root for that.

The screenshot issue can be fixed with a Magisk module. Again root.

You can install gcam for the slowmo effect.

Flashlight issue may be OS dependent.

Honestly most of your problems seem to be OS dependent. I'd just unlock the bootloader and install a custom ROM + root. There's a lot of guides on xda. Search for your phone model + "xda".

Gaming laptop

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- Tue, 28 Apr 2020 18:09:43 EST rBfNLmMo No.122884
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Hey guys thinking about getting a new laptop soon and was thinking about grabbing a gaming one. Anyone have a good suggestion? looking to spend 1000-1200 bucks roughly(yeah using that stimulus money, I also have a job)
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Ghengis Dong - Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:15:29 EST aIqxP+zF No.122993 Reply
Oh and obviously plan to incorporate more fans. But I feel like I gotta figure out the case first before deciding which/how many.
ShittingFuvinghood.vm - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:22:30 EST 50NHucVG No.122995 Reply

For case, I'd say your choice falls into two camps, will you be water cooling or going air?

Gamers Nexus is a great case reviewer, and has his hands deep in the industry.

Fractal Meshify C is a pretty versatile case, has pretty good thermals for air, but can also run a radiator. Looks neat.
Lian Li LANCool II Mesh came out recently, and is a decent average case with great thermals.
There are lots of similar offerings from companies, but those are my two picks after watching cases for a few years.

Other tid-bits, save for the new product launch - which usually means lower current gen prices, but lower prices usually take a bit to set in.

AMD 3600 is like the optimum price to performance right now. Intel still has better single threaded performance, which translates to better gaming performance if you are willing to splash out some more cash.

Be aware of the main output on your system, the monitor. Shoot for the 125hz at 1440p, and the system to render at that rate. Refresh rate will offer more immersion, and is more important than a higher resolution, imo. The higher refresh rate is so much nicer, and you will notice it. Makes playing twitchy games that much better.

Industry is slowly leaking out 4k development, right now that is accessible by dropping 1000+ on a card, and that's the next step up, but that's only for 4k 60FPS. The real enchilada to get excited about will be when cards starting rendering at 4k at 120+ FPS. $500 dollar 4k 120FPS based god.
MarthaBlannerville.xsl - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:23:07 EST uT8jSbSR No.123017 Reply
For the price of a decent gaymen laptop you can get desktop, a usable laptop for productivity, a used monitor and a cheap mouse and keyboard combo

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