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How they be trackin' me? by DorisBlundertet.asc - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:12:40 EST ID:QvQUdiEY No.121562 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tech/, I've got two separate but vaguely related questions.

I was recently browsing a website to shop for camping trailers, and when I woke up this morning I found out I had been contacted by 3 different sale agencies from the company website I had been on. I only log in to website on Firefox, but I was browsing on Opera and I clear my cookies before every session. I've never logged into anything with the exceptions one of my email accounts from Opera, and even then not often. And yet somehow they got my phone number and that email address. I have ghostery, ublockorigin, disconnect, and privacybadger added to my browsers and none of them detected anything, but when i looked at opera I noticed privacy badger had been disabled and I didn't remember doing that.

Now here the thing, and I'm going to be up front with you, I was on a decent amount of ambien last night, and I can't rule out the possibility it was me. But I also can't imagine having coherently typed out BOTH my phone number and my email address, especially since I had said email address open in another tab. I have to suspect somehow they were able to grab that info without me consenting, but that makes me seem paranoid. Anyone have something like this happen to them?

How could they have gotten my info?

Related, how do websites preserve my logged in passwords? there are a couple websites I log into and I notice when I clear my cookies and delete my temp files, the next time I go to those pages I might not be logged in BUT my account/password are still pre-typed... so obviously it remember me somehow. How? Is there a local component I've missed and failed to make part of my delete cycle, or is it just that my default IP is now stored by that website?

Thanks for any help understanding
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DorisBlundertet.asc - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:05:24 EST ID:QvQUdiEY No.121565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Okay so I admit I deserve that, but even if I'm underestimating what I'm capable of while out of my mind, are you saying that what I'm describing isn't possible? I just need to know how much less I should trust myself.
IanClattingkurk.dwg - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:24:11 EST ID:mLsbpqlD No.121567 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Okay, okay.

>How could they have gotten my info?
Not only did you give it to them, you initiated some process. Sucking up information like a black hole is one thing, but cold calling someone who visits a website is quite another.

>Related, how do websites preserve my logged in passwords?
With cookies. Browsers and browser extensions can also autofill forms which has nothing to do with cookies or browsing history.
AliceBrookshit.pdf - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:21:26 EST ID:LJfNVGSt No.121568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Must have anautofill something turned on. SA far though as it remembering you,
Log off, say email sites, ect that have a log off option. Clear all information
when opera shuts down? I usually use firefox.

Yea, I imagine, just a thought with autofill option possibly enabled, that any site could run a script if you have ever said yes to saving 'autofill' with your name email, new account, whatever. Poke around your settings. Lean it.

Keep helper security apps kinda at a minimum and learn that you are the security
controller. Not the programs.
FuckingDrittinghog.ace - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:06:53 EST ID:2cWAM2MD No.121570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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fuck windows, just go full dark side, that shit is disappointing to me anymore, liek how many boxes do I got to click through till I'm disappointed. Srly though, is there a reason you want a windows environment? I know compatibility can be an issue but smartphones of any distro can do damn near anything these days. Between that and a linux machine I have not felt need for anything else.
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Cool, thanks for the feedback dudes

OS cloning. by CharlesSmallfoot.tiff - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:36:25 EST ID:MM80YYCH No.121413 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sooooup /tech/?

After Windows 7 committing suicide like 40 fucking times between 3-4 oem versions on shitty laptop pawnshop specials, I've said fuck it and just want to clone 1 fresh Windows 7 install to 4 or 5 hard drives. I don't give a fuck about licensing and their stupid windows genuine shit always ends up breaking and annoying the fuck out of me anyways.

If I were to just stop dealing with oem factory resets, lost passwords, and shit and just pop new hard drives into my cheap computers; would that work if they are system image cloned from 1 "master" clean install that is never used? I know they won't be activated and would need whatever daz loader that exists now to get rid of all the other black screen nagging shit but would the OS work or is there some blocker programmed in to keep from raid duplication or creating multiple system images? I've googlefu'd and failed, I don't see an answer if you can clone to separate hard drives without the host drive baleeting itself.

I really just want to have dual boot Windows 7/8/10 on my other computers who all started out as OEM versions anyways but ended up running various linux distro's. Thanks hiffwe

Bonus: Didn't daz loader get turned into malware? Is that also only for cracked versions or just any windows genuine spam?
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MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:56:41 EST ID:5XK87fw3 No.121434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was thinking recent vmware is failing. I think at least 2 previous versions worked well. But updated versions do not.
MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:59:40 EST ID:5XK87fw3 No.121435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sysprep is a great program. It actually worked well. I just never used it.
SidneyBinningstut.cmf - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:15:00 EST ID:ioAGTh+R No.121444 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If one has the time, and a few computers, and some time. SysPrep sounds like it works.
PhyllisPecklehud.jpeg - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:46:17 EST ID:7ZQo0yPF No.121566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why the fuuuuuuuck would you buy a laptop from a pawn shop? God knows what the hell that overpriced thing has been through. Next time just get a refurbished system from Newegg or Tigerdirect, it even comes with a warranty.
AliceBrookshit.pdf - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:30:14 EST ID:LJfNVGSt No.121571 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I worked on a computer from a pawn shop yesterday. It was an as-is desktop. Gaming computer, even the card is will self was and still is over $250 bucks new. Assumingly by the way it was acting, constant reboots, the restoring windows something message, freezing for a few minutes. Possibly the boot sector was corrupt. For that reason the way it was acting it had a repair partition fail. + the manufacturers useless software with the repair partition, it failed.

So take out the video card, wipe the drive from an external DVD, looks and acts good. Reinstall win 10 and installs and works flawlessly. Was not stuck on any install process and update.

SO yea pawn shops I do know charging $125 for a computer I would not even buy for 10 dollars do exist, but pawn shops, may not even know anything about computers. So it isn't a bad idea to keep ones eyes open. When backup partitions fail it's easy$$

fuck malware like the police by HannahFezzleforth.ram - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:50:56 EST ID:R8I6ZAxK No.121549 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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seriously though you guys I need some help. I'm running windows 8 ( cause work wont let me upgrade to 10 ) and I have lately started having 98-100% disk usage at all times.
Got some dank eset internet protection and computer comes up aids free but somethings fucky.
can somebody help me please before I burn this computer...its not a bad computer just a few years old and a few stds.
CharlotteShakestone.pwl - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:06:30 EST ID:wf3Q7rp+ No.121550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
RebeccaCeblingshit.dun - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:04:22 EST ID:GCKvSkmb No.121551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:28:08 EST ID:DMlKCodu No.121552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is it tiworker.exe?
it's not malware then. /thread
MarthaFenkincheck.csv - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:43:44 EST ID:NLYwZXee No.121556 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why not just install win 7 pro? X15-65805.iso <<hint

win 8 is basically nothing, few companies, programmers, etc put any effort into supporting, developing software for it from day one.

This website violates HIPPA guidlines thx bye!! - Eric F by BrU - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 19:53:51 EST ID:GW6mnuCn No.121553 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why does Adobe Premiere suck so bad? by Opalag Hillunds - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:30:32 EST ID:yv2IuORK No.121529 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Source files 1920 x 1080
Importing 1920 x 1080
canvas and frame set up to 1920 x 1080
export render set up to 1920 x 1080

exported file has ridiculous big black border around the supersmall video.

an absolute rendering nightmare!
BetsyClullermotch.scr - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:18:51 EST ID:sX+8vXaR No.121530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow man you're clearly not doing anything wrong. This professional video editing package that you haven't trained on is rendering wrong for no raisin. Try iMovie.
GeorgeBasslewater.dll - Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:14:40 EST ID:yv2IuORK No.121531 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well adobe sells classes and crap and people lots of people make a living off teaching their apps. So they are intentionally complicated so you can’t just figure them out. You have to fork out tons for the app then tons more for the training. Because Adobe (appname) is “used by businesses and professionals” and people put up with it because they need it on the resume.

It’s all just to make money.
SimonPickbury.lit - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:42:16 EST ID:JhYLRrhK No.121543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I know your pain, man.
After days of troubleshooting
I've got a media-Teacher help me to fix this through Teamviewer.

Firefox Downloadhelper won't work with movie-Streaming-Sites anymore by Lafajd Fraggs - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 11:35:51 EST ID:2qqwe3MY No.121514 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The Firefox Downloadhelper won't work with the usual movie-streaming services anymore.

Any ideas how to fix this?
Ordinary Celestials - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:35:08 EST ID:JhYLRrhK No.121542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bumping for great justice!

Updating in a recovery environment by AlbertPickbanks.cfml - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:18 EST ID:/L8ogssU No.121533 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there anyway to install specific (as in, have downloaded the individual .msu file) Windows Updates in a recovery environment? I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of using "System Restore" or "Refresh Your PC", and I am almost positively certain that if i install these updates it will fix my problem.
LydiaCemmleford.com - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:38:10 EST ID:Bu5RmgtJ No.121534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're not going to run an msu. If you're actually certain that it will make the system bootable then I presume you know what needs to be changed and it might not be too much work to extract the contents and apply the necessary changes manually.
EdwardGangerdudging.gz - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:47:32 EST ID:dTDonZj5 No.121541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Use powershell

Debian Startx by SamuelDammleham.pcl - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:19:06 EST ID:ksY3Z7KL No.121535 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey anons, there's a way to startx automatically on login? I've read that you have to modify /etc/inittab, but I don't have it. I also couldn't find ~/.bash_profile nor /etc/systemd/system/[email protected]/override.conf.
EdwinPunningbit.wsz - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:06:48 EST ID:Bu5RmgtJ No.121536 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's not uncommon for config files to not exist until you create them. If you use bash, I would recommend doing this through .bash_profile
MartinMurdshaw.lit - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think you have to enable it as a service in some init
gdm start

Meltdown/Spectre by DavidDammledork.cdt - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:44:28 EST ID:kg/yuiGY No.121509 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So uh, what should someone with a skylake intel do?

DorisGonningdedging.log - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:09:36 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121510 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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join a class action lawsuit and get your money back
MatildaPickgold.msg - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:34:28 EST ID:rXsPAHhB No.121511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wait for other people to update their systems so you can see the impact and have concrete information about what's going to change for you personally.

More like a mail in rebate for your next purchase. No recalls, replacements, or refunds.
PhyllisClarrywuck.ram - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:23:12 EST ID:pCZahEGa No.121527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> So uh, what should someone with a skylake intel do?

If you mostly game, probably nothing. If you use it for business, start browsing AMD on newegg or whatever site you buy from.
HenryCranderpun.asm - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:44:53 EST ID:LCpcjdAC No.121528 Ignore Report Quick Reply
From my understanding, Meltdown has already been patched out of pretty much all OSs and Spectre is soon to follow (though the patch will supposedly come with a performance hit due to how it will impact speculative compute).

Just ride it out until it's patched. Spectre effects every x86 processor made by AMD and Intel over the past decade so there really isn't a lot you can do to be proactive about it besides taking your device offline until it's safe.

Crypto Currency Discussion and Pumping Channel by MarthaCassleworth.mov - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:03:46 EST ID:HaNnUIkq No.121522 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thought this might interest the board! They discuss the technical merits and trading strategies a lot of different coins including ETH, BTC, and BCH.


Technical support by AlbertSoffingford.psd - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:21:22 EST ID:Nf0psKKJ No.121504 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Okay so can you tell me what is broken here?

I was playing some games on my desktop, suddenly the monitor goes blank and white. Teamspeak is still working though so i assume it's the monitor.

I restarted and it was still white as soon as i turned on the monitor with no monitor splash screen, I tired multiple cables etc. I also connected a laptop to the monitor and i only got the white screen again.

I grabbed an old TV which has VGA / HDMI input, and tried to connect the pc to that instead however although the TV recognises something is attached there is no display only a black screen. I connected a laptop to this TV via HDMI and then VGA and both displayed perfectly fine.

Have i somehow fried both the monitor and the PC? I mean teamspeak was still working after the screen died but the fact that i cant get any image out of the PC on a separate display is concerning me.

Sorry for the shit thread, i'm just a bit frustrated.
IanSadgeford.art - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:41:36 EST ID:Lu761HNF No.121505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There could have been a power surge that damaged both the monitor and the video card. Have you tried all the ports on both the monitor and the PC?
AlbertSoffingford.psd - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:57:28 EST ID:Nf0psKKJ No.121506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah i've tried
Monitor & P DVI, Displayport & hdmi

I was going to reseat the graphics card but i figured since the monitor seems fucked anyway that probably wont fix anything.

Monitor just displays white screen when disconnected from everything and won't show up any brightness / contrast options and doesnt come up with "no signal".

Anyway i was thinking power surge myself but surely the PC would have crashed instead of just ruining my card?
IanSadgeford.art - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:25:58 EST ID:Lu761HNF No.121507 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it was a surge it sounds like one component on the card ate it. You should open the case, see if the fan spins, and look for any obvious damage.
AlbertSoffingford.psd - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:32:15 EST ID:Nf0psKKJ No.121508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Never mind think i've fixed it, it was an old TV and looks like its VGA input is damaged so that's why there was no display with that cable.

I just got a picture up using a different HDMI cable than the one i was using.

So looks like a faulty port and a bad cable was causing my confusion.
I guess the monitor just decided to take a shit and die, only bought it on the 1st so i'll just get it replaced.

Thanks for giving suggestions though man

help my phone live by ShittingSenderstene.aif - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:21:35 EST ID:raD+QaEE No.121485 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have a phone and the micro usb port to the phone stopped working on it.
This means I will never be able to charge it again and I will have a dead phone.
Also, my phone has a unremovable battery so I can't just swap one. (it's an ASUS).
Is there anyway to rescue my phone from the brink of death?
MollyShittinglock.aif - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:28:44 EST ID:Lu761HNF No.121486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Unless it supports wireless charging, you can sell it for parts, throw it away, or disassemble it to repair or replace the USB port.
ShittingSenderstene.aif - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:05:28 EST ID:raD+QaEE No.121491 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well is replacing a usb port hard? I once tried to unsoilder a miniusb , only I accidently ripped out the copper plating and fucked it up. Any tips on unsoildering micro usb ports?
ShitCodgekit.pdf - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:49:05 EST ID:Lu761HNF No.121492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Desoldering is harder than soldering, but not hard. You can watch a youtube video and decide whether it's for you.
HenryMonnerseck.shtml - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:40:21 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you need a decent quality soldering iron
if the copper comes off it mean you heated it to long
practice on some scrap until you get it right

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