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CompTIA A+ Certification by KopakaTheRapper - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:47:51 EST ID:GMNy8eKL No.121521 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /tech/
I'll be taking my A+ Certification Tests here shortly, and I'm having a bit of test anxiety. I'm currently working a pretty crappy job and I have a promise of a better new job as soon as I'm certified, but the tests are expensive and I could really only scrape enough money together for one shot at the tests.

If any of you are A+ certified and have any advice or words of wisdom I would really appreciate it.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:58:09 EST ID:DMlKCodu No.121526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sorry my submit button went off accidentally. I meant my previous post so say:

This. It's a junk cert. It was also a perpetual cert back when and now requires renewal because why bilk people just once when you can do it on a 3 year cycle.

The test is also retard-with-a-headwound easy.
MarthaNicklelock.ffo - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:51:43 EST ID:xWFzvk2M No.121539 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Every cert is a junk cert. Every. Single. One.

It's just a clever little way that these companies figured out how to squeeze even more money out of computer graduates. "We know that you just spent $40,000 on tuition, but hey you should definitely spend another $800 on this cert that your employer pretends to care about because we're giving them kickbacks on every cert we sell"
NicholasSopperleck.ffo - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:03:21 EST ID:Bu5RmgtJ No.121540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You dropped 40K on a degree and went for a job that needed an entry level guy off the street cert? Anyway, there are plenty of respectable certs that require training and practical skills.
BarnabyGimmleshit.vbx - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:44:04 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.121574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Talk to me after taking OSCP
DorisSannerhall.jpg - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:16:10 EST ID:S/e65AKE No.121598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I did 800 series, gotta say if you have the job lined up study like hell, know your CMD and know how a printer works. if you don't have a job to apply the certification to don't bother.

Second hard drive not recognised by EbenezerShakeman.pm - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 04:27:45 EST ID:7dYWPsmP No.121554 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I bought this


And replaced the DVD drive in my laptop for a second hard drive. Linux Mint is not recognising either of the two hard drives I've tried.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this please?
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LillianBuzzbury.wsz - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:10:54 EST ID:q6Gjp9eH No.121589 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So stick the boot drive in the tray and if it doesn't come up you can conclude that the tray is defective.
JamesBaddlestune.scr - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:40:14 EST ID:dSVheE0x No.121594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
RAID means redundant array of inexpensive drives. there's several levels and the two main ideas are to either mirror or stripe the data.
mirroring means 2 drives have identical copies of data, if one dies the other keeps going. striping means every is cut into blocks so half are on one drive, and the other half is on the other. speed is exactly 2x since you're reading and writing in parallel, but if one drive fails, you've got confettis left over.
JamesBaddlestune.scr - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:41:00 EST ID:dSVheE0x No.121595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also you should be using AHCI, not RAID
BeatriceSonnerford.bin - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:10:44 EST ID:NLYwZXee No.121596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not about AGCI but raid has generally been used for servers., production environments. When something is changed in the original drive, the others
would update om the fly.
GeorgeSavingsick.sh - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:34:19 EST ID:q6Gjp9eH No.121597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The RAID setting enables AHCI, RAID, and RST. It does not imply that RAID is going to be used. Kind of a bizarre label consider what it does.

Is Windows 10 worth using now? by GrahamBlanningdale.ffl - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:24:15 EST ID:Xzx53TiG No.121495 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So my hard drive has been fucking up lately so I bought a new one and I'll need to do a fresh install of an OS, I've been using Windows 7 and I like it, but I was wondering if it's a good time to upgrade to Windows 10 yet? I haven't really been keeping up to date with changes they've been making, so if someone could tell me the benefits and the negatives of switching to W10 that'd be real good. Also is it still necessary to change settings to better your privacy while using Win10, if so can someone give me some hints on how to do that. Cheers!
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BarnabyGimmleshit.vbx - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:29:54 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.121578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gotta second Linux Mint. It's a great OS that just works but also allows you to learn about Linux if you choose.

I'm going to school for CS and do all my homework in my Linux machine. The only time I had to use windows was for an ASM class.

Plus it's so much faster than Windows, everyday tasks are a breeze. I wish I had switched sooner.
JennyGirrychadging.jpg - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 03:40:36 EST ID:XRzABqMV No.121579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
no, only relevant shit in W10 is DX12, no relevant game relies purely on DX12 and hell even DX9 is sometimes used in current games, DX12 is not worth the amount of bullshit the w10 pushes on you and the 'it's not an OS but a SERVICE' mentality
OliverClorrywater.ani - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:34:40 EST ID:29sqV3iD No.121591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My scheme is 35gigs for win7, not too many programs, 40 45 would likely be better. I always have at least 5 6 gigs of free space out of 35 gigs on C; <(haha) at any given time though. Plenty of basic programs installed.

2nd drive is for DVD,

Drive 3 E: for a linux distribution that is fairly minimal, minimal and bilild for there.
Simple but stable operating system. / is around 8 gigs, swap next partition is at
around just over twice the amount of installed ram. The rest of the space is /home.
The home is shared between the win 7 system, and linux for mostly storage. And if
windows linux or bothe goes south, the spare /home space will still hold all ones
information, music movies etc intact. Could backup a windows resore backup file
there as well.

Ext2Fsd is a nice program to share windows with linux filesystems,partitions.
OliverClorrywater.ani - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:51:05 EST ID:29sqV3iD No.121592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have install windows 10 here and there and recently more often. It actually seems to have it together like you should expect. I might decide to use it someday as a main system.

For now 7 works just fine.
OliverClorrywater.ani - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:59:22 EST ID:29sqV3iD No.121593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
2nd drive is (the head) for DVD, Rightly so

Which operating system do you prefer? by ROn - Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:32:37 EST ID:Vy3sDiKa No.121281 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ErnestDickleham.tga - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 02:55:50 EST ID:iYf7rFuI No.121484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.toms.net/rb/ .
PollyBezzlebot.ani - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:48:09 EST ID:cv4ksKyZ No.121494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm curious, why'd you choose Mac over Linux for programming?
ErnestSeffinghall.dwg - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:19:25 EST ID:P+Ho4jL0 No.121499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Interesting, I think it would be possible to do so, But, surely mac would be more difficult in it's own.
It would have all capabilities I would think,
BarnabyGimmleshit.vbx - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:06:08 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.121577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't really think of what Mac can do better than Linux for programming except for coding ios specific devices?
OliverClorrywater.ani - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:04:07 EST ID:29sqV3iD No.121590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am sure if of (mostly) knew linux, BSD, etx, pretty well working with mac should be
fairly easy. More work but maybe not by much for some.

Smartphone by CedricMuckledale.pm4 - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:48:57 EST ID:I7sB85Rv No.121548 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I sold my soul to the devil and ordered a smartphone. I haven't had such a thing ever except a iPod touch when I was 18.

It's a xiaomi mi a1, what should I know? How do I handle it? To root or not?
PollyShakeham.sit - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:51:30 EST ID:NLYwZXee No.121557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
-It has a backdoor built into it. It is said not to affect US and European consumers. Just Chinese consumers. It is an Android based phone. Should work like any other Android phone. Keep passphrase handy at all costs. No way to retrieve it if passphrase is lost, rooted or not. Too many attempts to log in with incorrect passphrase will leave user without a working phone for like 3 4 days.

If resetting the phone to factory defaults, do not erase all data beforehand, or something like that. Or your phone will not work. Get apps from google play store. Google can track where you are, where you have been, how long you stay, say a restaurant. Can track your every movement,
right to the address you are at. You can disable these' features' like other peoples phones, I think it would connect to other peoples phones to share information for faster???

But the settings you disable 'may' return. It is what it is.
NellNickleville.dxf - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:53:54 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121560 Ignore Report Quick Reply
install lineage rom without google integration
install adaway and ad gstatic to the blocklist
use google store without signing in
AlbertBanningchit.pwl - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:39:06 EST ID:LPs5rPrd No.121580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I figured even non Chinese phones have backdoors so meh.

I'd rather not be tracked all the time by Google (or others) and be there little datacocksleeve.
ReubenBlashnatch.pif - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:15:55 EST ID:P+Ho4jL0 No.121588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have an Android based phone and turn off all the google maps and such, they just return. Says exactly the address where you are, your history of stops. It's plain screwed up.

wat do by LydiaBeblingville.msg - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:05:04 EST ID:YNtL4Y22 No.121546 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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you computer nerds think you're so smart figure a way around this please i'm begging you
AugustusDruckleshit.ace - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:58:51 EST ID:YP0u6hE9 No.121547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Something that isn't resetting the router or asking the owner to white list you? Spoof someone else's MAC address and compromise the router.
BarnabyGimmleshit.vbx - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:42:53 EST ID:2AqX6NCU No.121573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
next time use your own wifi

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.
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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.

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

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