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please dont be mean by NicholasSenningwell.pwl - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:14:17 EST ID:uAL5JxL1 No.121153 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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hello /tech/ i come seeking enlightenment
there's a whole story to it but tl;dr i'm about to became a PC owner for the first time in a long time and have forgotten basically everything abut computer maintenance.
I do not want my expensive machine to get jacked up by viruses and other nasty things, so:
> what is the best way to protect myself online? what are some other very handy things for PC owners to use/do?
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RebeccaFacklesure.ncf - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:43:17 EST ID:C+7W4b70 No.121193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121192
>Use TAILS for torrenting
>Macs are actually peeceeeees!

Get a load of this faggot.
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DavidFattinglirk.msg - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:06:59 EST ID:rx83Ywbh No.121194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121193
I don't use any active antivirus.

Just run a malware bytes scan every now and then and have backups handy.
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IsabellaSerringbud.svg - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:45:42 EST ID:Bq1hSlo7 No.121195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121193
PC =Personal computer

noun
1.
a compact computer that uses a microprocessor and is designed for individual use, as by a person in an office or at home or school, for such applications as word processing, data management, financial analysis, or computer games.

>for such applications as word processing, data management, financial analysis, or computer games.

oh, yeah... I forgot macs can't do any of those things....
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IsabellaSerringbud.svg - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:13:49 EST ID:Bq1hSlo7 No.121196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121195
>>121193

to add to the definition.... your hardware is "IBM compatible" unless it's a G3/4/5 mac
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SidneyGambledere.ogg - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:23:48 EST ID:lZtSpKjt No.121212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121195
>>121196
Yeah PC is also shorthand for "IBM PC"


My Switch and portable hotspot are not getting along by MatildaBunningfire.dll - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:48:57 EST ID:+bpPtfqN No.121206 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tech/ I was wondering if I could get some help configuring this little hotspot I just bought.

So I purchased a Netgear AC791L hotspot from Verizon. I got it because I wanted it as portable internet for playing my Switch. I can connect to the internet with it fine, I can even dl updates and get into the eshop. However when I actually try and join a match it just gives me a “NAT Traversal” error and kicks me. This is just a configuration problem right? I’m rather ignorant about this stuff and was hoping someone here might know what settings I need to change to make this hotspot work with my switch?

Thank you
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SamuelWomblestone.zip - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:31:47 EST ID:aE3PAVME No.121208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The problem is that Verizon is giving you a shared IP address and isn't trying to route incoming connections to you. You either need to pay for additional services or use a tunnel of some kind, probably a VPN on a separate router.
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MatildaBunningfire.dll - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:46:10 EST ID:+bpPtfqN No.121210 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121208
What kind of additional services?

Would getting a static IP be worth a try? I found this online about alternative APNs,
https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-174229/
>>xx.vzwstatic
>Used for static IP connections.
>Note 'xx' would be replaced by the appropriate static IP pool identifier.

No idea what a "static IP pool identifier" is though so not sure what values I should put in there....,


Cooking with PC by NathanielBlackstone.gif - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:32:32 EST ID:igFP7xJg No.121127 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to heat food with my pc. I'm thinking of either a water cooling loop with a heat exchanger to heat liquids (I only need it to go up to 65 Deg Celsius) ; or fans acting as a dehydrator to make dried fruit.

Any ideas?
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ShittingDrellerwog.tar - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:47:42 EST ID:hYwiohib No.121139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121131
It's just a photo I grabbed off google.

>>121136
I cook a lot everyday, and 65 C water for one hour is perfect for glutamate extraction from kombu.

It seems the 480 is the hottest so far. I'm thinking of multiple 480s running at 82 C. Given the laws of thermodynamics perhaps I could sustain 1 litre of water at 65 C.
>>121128

Picture is from this thread. Similarly, i'd like to heat the stock in the alcohol loop of the diagram.
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/715903-Using-alcohol-w-plate-heat-exchanger-for-cooling
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CharlotteClayridge.asm - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:22:09 EST ID:4PUsn6wq No.121142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121127
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
just linking this here so if you need "on-demand" heat you won't have to launch a demanding game to make the gpu go vroom, and instead can benefit science whilst cooking ;)

also,I would think that having something similar to your image with the alcohol loop could work, but I would almost use a 3 stage system, which would give you the ability to hook multiple appliances (pots) to the loop with quick disconnect (think double boilers where the third loop is supplying the hot water)
I would get rid of the primary radiator, or at least have it valved so that the flow could be redirected from primary radiator to cooking system and vice versa.

The reason for 3 stage over 2 stage in this use case would be air bubbles, your third stage is likely to have air in the lines and that will decrease the thermal transfer from gpu to pots and pans, so to pull the most heat away from the gpu, I would have 2 stages of closed loop, then the third stage would have a larger pump and more volume so that air bubbles make less of a difference.

The even more important reason for 3 stage is the second stage can have a rather large insulated reservoir, which will allow you the ability to ramp up the system by producing more heat than your using, and then slowly draining that energy as you pull it out of the second loop and into the third to actually cook stuff. (You will be able to maintain much more than just 1L of water with a single 480)

With the proper balances between the three stages, you could easily change the power to 120% with afterburner (or whatever mining program you plan on using) to produce even more heat.

Regardless, you will need to spend (much much) more than 40 USD on this, and a decent induction counter-top cooktop is around 40 bucks, so if you have some steel pots and pans, I would suggest just getting an induction cooktop. (I get the novelty of having your pc heat stuff up, but idk, it just doesn't seem viable)
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FuckingDivingnedge.swp - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:23:39 EST ID:HrWX51/C No.121163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121142
Thanks for the ideas. I'm going with your double- boiler concept by connecting a hose to one of these cheap beverage dispensers. I can put my steel pot in through the top, sealing off excess space with aluminium foil if necessary.

So this is the plan. Can I avoid having a pump in the double boiler stage?

Internal loop with pump and valved radiator > heat exchanger |single hose from exchanger to double boiler |pot with stock sits inside the double boiler.

I'm just wondering if a pump is necessary
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:30:39 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121127
Why not just make a hotplate from dead CPUs?

Older Pentium 1s (and most other socket 7s) can be hooked to 3.3 or 5 volts and can get hot enough to melt chocolate and fry eggs.

Newer CPUs (like the P4 in the link below) can be "misused" in the same way, provided you know the socket pinout. Without the motherboard (and BIOS) in the way, they won't shut off...

linky: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate/

With newer CPUs you'll need to play a bit with the power supply (lower voltage, more amps) to get it to work...

For a dehydrator, you can use, say a PC case and some fans, but you need a bit more bang on the heating side... multiple CPU "hot plates" in parallel could do the trick, but realistically, you'd need a proper heating coil unless you want to waste power
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HannahGoodshaw.aif - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:47:57 EST ID:mnkBnYny No.121199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121191
Thanks for the CPU links. However, I want a working PC as the aim is to use the waste heat from a PC for a useful purpose.
I've attached a photo of my planned setup.


We are ALL connected by Neo - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:45:50 EST ID:b/3jbNnA No.121198 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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You and I, the one reading this, we are connected through what basically is an enormous neural network that we have no capability of understanding. I want it to be let known that there is a reason why you are reading this right now. There are forces trying to upset the Net. Huge governmental forces of a collapsing empire.

Fortunately for us, they can never truly shut down the Net. We will exist in the shadows. These forces have co-opted you since birth to believe that there is a certain kind of person that you are supposed to be and that your existence is simply limited to its own rules and regulations.

You are more than a career, or an identity. You are an enormously complicated being that is far more powerful than just that.
We cannot change the System, but we can create our own reality. Use whatever skills you have, whether it be painting, carpentry, coding, cracking, hacking, tinkering, screwing around, duct taping, stacking rocks, kludging, or whatever it may be, to create the reality that you desire.

P.S.: Reality is a computer program, or at least follows certain parameters of a computer program. Do not ignore the quantum. It can be hacked.

P.P.S. We exist as a loosely connected set of individuals. We will never fall under a label or a group name. You know who you are.
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HeddaPundlehore.vxd - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:37:50 EST ID:V1P0lemQ No.121200 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>that we have no capability of understanding
that's wrong.
nb for shitposting and posting /pss/ thread in /tech/


Nertwork Future by ElizaChellerstit.bud - Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:31:44 EST ID:D1f2N1r7 No.121168 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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wow
you think it, you name it, someone else has thought of it and researched it
and soon, we wont even have to use our fingers to type the query
the human neural network will send information to every other surrounding node within range which will then do the same to their nodes
this will happen involuntarily and rapidly
just imagine how many questions you have googled per day in the past
now multiply that by 7 billion and imagine that many queries being sent across the node network and the answers being relayed back
it will likely work similar to stack overflow, where people will very quickly confirm or deny an answer to a query
the beauty is that it doesn't matter if you're right or wrong. the Knowledge of the Crowd[1] will ensure that the right answer will eventually bubble to the top after n number of nodes have been sent the query

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wisdom_of_Crowds
in order to improve the inherent accuracy of the Wisdown of the Crowd, we'll likely use demographics to filter out less desirable verdicts of the validity of query's answer
I know what you're thinking, but no, no, it's not going to be racist
we're just going to silently negate all the negro verdicts
or we could even, oh my god, this is perfect, we could even isolate the negro queries AND answers into their own virtual sandboxed bubble environment
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:51:34 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121168
>in order to improve the inherent accuracy of the Wisdown of the Crowd, we'll likely use demographics

Nope, we'll use their job, experience and education (social media already have those infos on you).

Negro or not... the system won't work if there is no proper basis and template. It doesn't make sense to ask a woodworker a question related to computer science.

Priority of the "right" answer will most likely be segregated by age and mental condition; Children below a certain age will likely be ignored on the answering side, while info from mentally fit older people will likely be prioritized (because years of practical and theoretical experience). The same goes for people with dementia, narcisism or other mental disorders and diseases

In any case, such a system would also need an "idiot filter" based on already existing evidence and known scientific facts, so you don't get religious zealots, flatearthers, creationists, inbred rednecks, and OP contaminating the global net with bullshit...
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ClaraWanderfock.gz - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:44:39 EST ID:Z3bjfhdL No.121197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
While I think the tool could be useful to an extent, it wouldn't be infallible. This is a case of the fallacy argumentum ad populum. The majority response is not always the correct one. For an example, see this list of common misconceptions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions

Again, not trying to rain on your parade, but while it may be a useful tool in a toolbox full of different tools, it has the potential to be disasterous if followed religiously and used as a replacement for independant research and critical thinking.


Apple Job by ThomasMommerhure.cmd - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:42:13 EST ID:L/v5xr5K No.121100 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This question shows the attitude that Apple wants you to have.
If I had a job at Apple as a tech support guy, I may just die.
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ArchieSondersen.txt - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:39:01 EST ID:9ev4C1QH No.121160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121150
They should make black anodized ones. And needless to say if they did, they would come with black startup screens because that's the kind of little shit that keeps Apple does to keep looking sexy.
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DavidBlirrypick.maq - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 01:53:44 EST ID:XO6Plzbc No.121161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121148
>My home PC I have to turn on and off twice before it gets past POST

Not software fault, unless it a gateway, just flash the deal and rein stall.
Don't use the installed software, delete the magic restore partition.

If you can do that, and not install 'looks fun' software, you should have
a computer working fine for years.
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DavidBlirrypick.maq - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 02:11:24 EST ID:XO6Plzbc No.121162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Software, who makes it? how organized are they I guess.
Publishing software comes to mind.
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PollyPeppertedging.dev - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:02:29 EST ID:hMK5rhia No.121164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121161
It works fine, thanks. It's just that my motherboard is fucked and I haven't replaced it. That sweet, sweet 6gb DD2 RAM, I just can't get past it. I can still do 1080 video editing and whatever my heart desires. Just got to turn it off after POST fails, and turn that shit back on again.
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:05:18 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121100
>Why do you want to work at Apple?

One reason... to get behind their backs and sabotage their shit one way or the other so we can get their shit tier unserviceable hardware off the market.

I do like to help people, but not by screwing them into buying an overpriced designer PC (and yes, macs are PCs and have always been, fuck off faggots and look up that acronym)

"I need a job" is ALWAYS a trap, no matter who asks. If you don't get sorted out, you will usually be offered a lower pay...


HHD wtf mystery by Steakald Mc Ronald - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:18:40 EST ID:4m9kN0RY No.121134 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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TLDR = I think drive has files on it, PC says there's no file system and it's totally empty... What do?


So here's the thing. I have more drive space than I need and just realized there's a 2tb HDD seemingly unused just chillaxing in my system.

But cynical me is cynical... Did I fill it with cool shit, it's fucked out on me, and I was just too high to realize?
Or did I never set this drive up properly, and its currently just empty space?

I am thinking it's the first option... And some strange shit has gone down... Because Disk Manager doesn't seem to identify any file system on the partition at all, although it does say the partition is healthy...

Please oh wise sages of the interwebs... Take a look at the picture and tell me if disk 5 makes any sense to you, because I don't get it...
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WesleyWollerman.mp3 - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:36:46 EST ID:LJis2CRK No.121143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It makes perfect sense if the partition was created but never formatted or it's formatted in a way that Windows doesn't recognize, like a Linux hard drive. It could also be that the drive has an NTFS partition on it but the drive is too fucked up to correctly read it. I would expect to see warnings about that on an internal drive though.
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ShittingDettingridge.mov - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:05:23 EST ID:E7zwB8U8 No.121171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
HFS (MacOS OSX)
http://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/
EXT2/3/4 (Linux)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/

If all else fails
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:29:25 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121134
It could simply be a partition that's neither FAT or NTFS. Linux and Mac filesystems usually pop up in this manner.
Try booting it up with a linux live cd/usb and see if anything pops up on the HDD. Linux (and boot cds like Hiren's or UBCD) might also be able to help you figure out the original filesystem, so that you can try to recover the entire drive. (if that fails, a file recovery might still be possible)

As mentioned, it might also be a case of a corrupted filesystem, but usually these pop up as "RAW" in Disk Management, especially if they used to be FAT32 or NTFS


How to create web-traffic bots? by MartinBubbletot.dic - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:02:43 EST ID:mt4Ljmhi No.121183 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Heya!
As title states, i wanna make or at worst case scenario buy bots for increasing traffic to certain websites for work related purposes, but all the info on tube and google is way too overwhelmingly huge and i got no clear idea where to start or how does it really happen?

please provide easy step how to bot or where to buy botting services!

thxzys!
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:59:30 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121183
  1. You need to know what metrics the target site is looking to boost...
  2. You need to know the conditions of the given metric (what constitutes a "page view", a "share" or a "like"? it's not always obvious)
  3. You need to have some sense of how the site communicates back to its host server.

If you just need to boost page views, it's really easy. In c# you just send web requests to the site, optionally along with a valid user agent string.

To boost likes on social media, you'll need to exploit the like buttons, and bot from a distributed network with differing internet IPs

Albeit not very fast or effective, a good start would be to try to make a "virtual browser" or a "hands off" browser, where the user cannot see the page and UI... instead you perform any needed user actions by parsing the HTML, CSS, scripts etc and access the functions programatically. Get everything you can in there, including cookie and javascript support. You can use page IDs (eg. div id="bla") and classes to help guide your bot to the right buttons.
Not only do you have a good opportunity, testbed and utility to poke around web code (your bot + the IDE debugger + F12 in browser), but you'll have a good basis for improving your bot later.

I have previously used that approach for automating page navigation, admin tasks or adding website functions outside my control to a program's UI. As long as you have no captchas or other anti-bot measures, your program will essentially be indistiguishable from a normal user (barring if you spam a site or have your bot boost ratings from one place only)

To get started, simply create a website with your favourite CMS or forum system... then try to automate a task on the front page. Later on, try to have your program log itself into the admin section (or a user) and do maintenance tasks by filling the right info into the cookies, forms and JS functions.
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How important is clinging onto win 7? by AlbertDuckman.psp - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:16:06 EST ID:rx83Ywbh No.121112 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So i've been running win 7 forever. It's about time to build a complete new PC, how much should i try to get a copy of win 7 or should i just grab win 10?
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FannyMicklesune.xls - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:23:36 EST ID:DrdsRfA3 No.121154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Windows 10 does have some nice features incl. good power user improvements over win7, but I admit I have had more problems with is.

And the only version of win10 to get is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
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ShittingSeckleshit.css - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:43:19 EST ID:Jx5GfKjc No.121173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>121140
classic shell niqqa. tho mine is set to win 7 style with custom start icon
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EmmaDackleham.pif - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:59:31 EST ID:WztxY0yM No.121174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121140
Honestly, eliminating the second column from the start menu popup makes in a lot nicer.

I can fit all the shortcuts I need in two rows of one column. If there were a news widget that didn't suck I'd have a nicely filled out start menu.
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MarthaPindlepine.mov - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:13:28 EST ID:hMK5rhia No.121182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121173
You can't get the Classic theme on Classic Shell, no dice.

>>121174
I basically only use desktop icons and right-click on Computer for everything else.
Win10 can blow it but I can't be fucked moving back to Linux either.
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:13:19 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121154
>Windows 10 does have some nice features incl. good power user improvements over win7

I agree on this... the win+X menu is very convenient to work with and the reset function is a godsend if you don't have any installation media available...

Apart from Microsoft's telemetry and info gathering (which can be turned off with programs like Spybot anti-beacon), I find that Windows 10 is a very good OS for home use, bar some user information (it's way to simplified and they still use hex codes) and UI issues, and it deleting programs on a whim when you do a build upgrade.

On a domain, however, win 10 sucks if you have certain GPOs in place. M$ has a problem with changing the GPO setup on the build upgrades, resulting in updated computer suddenly not accepting a given GPO. We had quite a few problems when Anniversary and Creator's updated came out...

>>121182
you can make it resemble Classic using the "high contrast" mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9hOipRXfSU
Or, you can hack in old Windows files (albeit you might get problems with "metro"-style apps): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fL1RRsuTw
There is an entire board dedicated to this endeavour: http://winclassic.boards.net/


Red Vs Blue by AlbertDegglehotch.art - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EST ID:Mw0E3xZ0 No.121175 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Gotta love how Intel can't handle the competition and immediately resorts to throwing shade.
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AlbertDegglehotch.art - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:30:53 EST ID:Mw0E3xZ0 No.121178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121177
I wouldn't doubt if they stopped. They're no longer soldering their HEDT chips. I'm also liking how AMD's PCIe configuration is uniform across chips. PCIe nvme drives are really starting to explode in the high-end enthusiast market so this is really going to make this an interesting fight. Altogether though, Intel is shitting the bed with x299.

>complete hodgepodge or supported CPUs
>Intel seriously expects people to shell out $300+ on a premium x299 motherboard and stick a fucking 4 core, 4 thread i5 in there that only supports 1/3 the pcie lanes and 1/2 the DIMM slots in dual-channel mode and you don't even get an iGPU. You're literally getting less functionality than on a Z270 platform but paying twice as much. wtf.
>Need to spend at least $1,000 on a CPU just to get the full 44 PCIe lanes.
>Mobo vendors are pissed by the needless complexity this is causing and the cost increase that's coming with it. This is all rumor but word on the street is that X299 is a rush job to respond to AMD and the strain is falling on the shoulders of the vendors like ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte.
>Fucking RAID DRM. RAID 0 on an nvme drive is free but for RAID 1 and 10, you need to shell out an additional $100 on a little dongle that unlocks that feature and RAID 5 will require an even more expensive (I haven't seen a price yet but I'd expect $300) dongle. Fuck you Intel.
>Highest end CPU is $2,000. That's Xeon prices without Xeon features. If Threadripper has validated ECC Memory support, prosumers won't even consider Intel's gimped platform.
>Using what's probably tooth paste for TIM. This shit has been appallingly unacceptable since they started using it in the mainstream Haswells so of course it's not cool that they're now using it in their ultra-premium HEDT chips.

Intel is really trying hard to find out how much abuse it takes to make the market's fastest CPU completely not worth it to consumers in any shape or form.
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AlbertDegglehotch.art - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:58:55 EST ID:Mw0E3xZ0 No.121179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121176
Short answer is yes? The i7 7700k is probably the best general purpose CPU with strong multi-threading and untouched single-threaded performance. Only issue is that it's not really priced for mid-range. The i5s will have similar single-threaded performance but having only 4 threads is kinda getting to the point of being unacceptable and you'll start to run into issues with microstutters and general responsiveness. A 6-core/12 thread AMD R5 is a pretty decent compromise on multi-threaded and single-threaded performance. You won't get as high of a framerate in games that you'd see with an i5 but at least the frametimes will be silky smooth without less choppiness. I'd easily recommend the R5 1600 over an i5 7600k.

Other than that, you really don't want to be shopping below $200 for a CPU because you'll be trading off bad multi-threaded performance on the Intel side for bad single-threaded performance on AMDs side. I was hoping Ryzen would make the $150-ish price range more compelling but the 4 Core R5s just don't scale well and i3s are just...no.
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JennyDomblemeck.pm3 - Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:58:12 EST ID:iLOjdNQ8 No.121180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121179
Thanks for the feed back. After some research, AMD is the way to go.
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MarthaSindertere.nlm - Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:42:30 EST ID:CdmMquW1 No.121181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
After AMD's Bullzoer based blunder for like 5 years straight, I just hope they kick Intel's teeth in for once. I don't even care about components or build rigs anymore. I just hate seeing Intel shit on everyone beneath them. I'd also like for Nvidia to get shit on too but not as much.

*Secretly waits for IBM to trade business secrets with Intel so that Intel gets greedy and collapses into making cash registers like IBM.*
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:41:47 EST ID:OzCDXCg7 No.121184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121179
Yes, performance levels are a bit different, but in everyday use, you never really feel it....
AMDs have pretty mich always been cheaper than a comparable Intel CPU... they may be slower, but you actually get more bang for the buck in the end. This has pretty much always been AMD's strategy ever since they ripped off the 8086 and 286, make a CPU that's cheaper (and possibly better) than the competition. Intels have always been horribly expensive.

For any budget-minded user, I have always recommended AMD systems, they do their job well for what you pay... especially FX-series and black editions (which are also unlocked for overclocking)

>issues with microstutters and general responsiveness
I have never had this on an AMD system (or any system for that matter) because I have learned to at least balance my hardware, and usually built the rig up around performance in a desired role. The performance of your computer (ESPECIALLY gaming performance) is determined by the combined performance of all parts of your rig.... your system will never be quicker than the slowest part of your hardware setup (Remember going from an HDD to an SSD?)

3-4 FPS does not make a difference if the game engine and multiplayer system is properly coded (modern CoD, BF and other big franchise games usually aren't), nor does 10 or 15 FPS. Any proper modern game at least has a time based game loop, not a hardware based one.

I have many times saved upwards of 100-200€ just on going for AMD...
In my old IT department, there was a "tradition" of the IT guys building their own rigs... Going with an FX-6300 back then, I managed to get a complete (and quite good) programming rig for around 250€... I reused nearly the same build for my current gaming desktop and put an additional 100€ into it for a better GPU (R9 270x instead of R7 something) and mobo. The money I saved on not going Intel, was applied to better RAM sticks and a decent PSU with working safety functions...

sub-$200 CPUs are usable and can be decent, but the main reason I would go above that is because future-proofing a build is paramount if you don't want to waste money. I always recommend factoring in the lifetime of the co…
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Free AV by PhoebeMurdville.dwg - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:22:44 EST ID:L/v5xr5K No.121069 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Back in the day, Avast and AVG used to be the go-to options, but they're quite bloated and advertising now.

What's good? Avira? Bitdefender? Panda Cloud?
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NigelSallerwill.exe - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:57:43 EST ID:loqJj/jT No.121070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121069
If you need to install something on someone else's machine and expect it to run indefinitely, Bitdefender. Otherwise, Windows Defender or Linux.
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NicholasBunspear.vm - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:32:45 EST ID:LkIgfqz1 No.121078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>121069
Right now my AVGFree is pretty minimal in it's right hand corner popups. I kinda hated the new interface change but it seems OK now. Kinda ironed out the spectacle or scanning a file.

I was talking with firestick support, amazon person after a few things said got to site www. whatever to register, It went to www7:// avg picked whatever it was trying t install right away. Have almost gave up on it and they have always seemed to get it back together. How you work it is what matters if it will bug you all the time. Which is supposed to be once a month a few times a day, maybe twice in a month a few times. Been pretty quiet here.
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ShittingDettingridge.mov - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:14:00 EST ID:E7zwB8U8 No.121172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
On my Windows machines I use Windows Defender for real time protection and free Malwarebytes to catch anything else. I have ClamAV on my Linux machines, and they have a Windows version as well. It seems to catch email phishing scams more than anything else.


low profile video card by bigbabyzubas - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:33:18 EST ID:qzNuUUBO No.121091 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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OK, so my laptop died (RIP the zubtop) and i needed to buy soemthing on a budget, so i bought....a lenovo slim dekstop (the kinda you use in an office setting? yes im into that) and i realized im going to have to buy a Low Profile Video Card! im thinking a 1050ti would be the best choice, as most low profile cards are midrange at best. doe ANYONE have any reccomendations?


the pic is YOU DONT NEED A GOOD VIDEO CARD IF YOU BUY A COMPUTER THAT CANT FIT ONE related
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HamiltonDimblefud.ost - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:38:59 EST ID:loqJj/jT No.121094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The other option is an RX 460. Whatever you get, check the card length against both the case and the motherboard. The PSU should be fine but you can check that while you're at it.
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BeatriceFingershit.gz - Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:05:46 EST ID:yXH1lrh7 No.121170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also check that the 16x pci-e slot is located so that the extra connector rising up from 1050ti actually goes to a free slot and not jamming to the case. Some low form factor lenovos had the slot so that you couldn't fit in a card that takes two slots. Also, should be fine for some medium detail gaming and it's quite cheap card too.


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