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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.

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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ElizaMuffingman.xsl - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:34:11 EST ID:sWNz+MjD No.121497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
if you really, truly care about privacy, then no, Windows 10 is never going to be good. It's technically possible to remove and disable all (or most of) the tracking, but it's still there.
ErnestSeffinghall.dwg - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:14:11 EST ID:P+Ho4jL0 No.121498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hate win 10 for the most part. As person said updates may or 'will' reset your setings. Win 7 pro is
stable. You can save windows 7 to 40 45 ggigs. And save the rest of the HD for storage, point
your media there, torrents etc.

If windows happens to fail, you can reinstall windows and the saved media partition is still there, Hopefullyy though.,

If linux. windows install first ,then a linux distribution after is easiest. For a 'dual boot' scenerio.

https://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/live-cd/community/ best in my opinion is
pclinuxos64-kde5-darkstar-2017.11.iso, burn ISO to DVD, then can run it from DVD drive to see if you like it enought to install it. It is minmal, so install from repository, like firefox, etc.
MartinGipperford.html - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 03:39:39 EST ID:Xzx53TiG No.121500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I knew I was gonna get a lot of people saying to install Linux, I tried LInux yeeeears ago, and to be fair it's probably gotten a lot better since I used it, but it was very different and I'm so used to Windows I really don't feel like learning a different type of operating system.

I installed Windows 10 when it first became free (quickly uninstalled it because it sucked) and there was a program that I downloaded that did all the privacy fixes for you, but I can't remember what it is, so if someone could point me in the direction for that.

Because it was suggested so much, I will give Linux another try though. Hopefully I can boot it from a USB though because I don't want to hook my DVD drive up lol
NigelHemblefuck.gid - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 20:22:33 EST ID:Xzx53TiG No.121502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So I've installed it, done all the settings to my liking, installed my programs and I'm absolutely loving it, it's so smooth, nice looking and easy to use and customize. Hard to believe how much it's improved since 2015, when I first used it was very unstable and I was immediately put off by it. I got constant crashes and since installing this one haven't even had a slight hiccup. I've found all the privacy settings I want to turn off easy to find in the settings, so I'm happy.
ErnestFushchit.jpg - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:18:12 EST ID:GCKvSkmb No.121544 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I partitioned my disk into 700gb linux and 250 in windows for games.
And fuck, windows sucks so much. It's sluggish as fuck, complicated, ugly etc etc
I guess if i'd spend time tweaking around it would be better but it's discouraging as fuck.

Try linux mint, it feels a lot like windows in the important parts and is easy to learn. I use it and it's pretty fun. The fact alone that updates don't require a restart of 30min is great

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

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.
EmmaClazzlewill.bud - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:26:36 EST ID:sX+8vXaR No.121523 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A+ is a junk cert and the test is entirely multiple choice trivia. If you take a practice test and pass comfortably then don't worry about it. If you think you need to improve your score, cramming is a perfectly valid way to regurgitate trivia.
KL - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:54:39 EST ID:DMlKCodu No.121525 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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.

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

Mouse pads by SidneyDillystone.pm - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:43:23 EST ID:sZjf2qNL No.121515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /tech/

I'm not sure if this is a subject better suited for you or /vg/ but hopefully some of you can share some experiences.

So basically I have used the Razer Goliathus Speed mouse pad for about 2 years. Although it's a great pad, I was really having issues with friction under my mouse (yes I would periodically clean the mat but it never seemed as smooth as it once was) so at the suggestion of my friend, I decided to try out a hard mouse mat.

I ended up getting the Corsair MM600 and for the most part, I like it. My problems with friction are obviously gone and I feel like flick shots are a lot easier. Pixel accuracy is still a bit difficult but I've had the pad for almost a week and am hoping I just adjust to it.

I do have one issue though, I tend to sometimes spin out (point at the sky) or the tracking will stop short on big swipes. I've read that sometimes the sensor can't keep up with fast movements, however this is a Logitech G Pro mouse I'm using. I also have used the surface tuning in the software (the hard pad preset seems the best).

I would like to know if anyone here has had similar experiences and if the problems went away after awhile (maybe breaking the pad in or something). I really don't want to stop using the pad but it is fucking me over a bit in FPS games like Siege or Overwatch.

Thank you.
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MollyPeshway.msg - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:50:31 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>They don't seem worn out
>rubber gone
GrahamDopperbun.cmf - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:41:57 EST ID:sZjf2qNL No.121519 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sorry, I thought worn out meant the feet were disintergrated completely. Getting new ones today though so will check back later.
NellBrodgesot.bz2 - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:14:16 EST ID:vpfE8QdL No.121520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I worn foot is enough to cause drag and fuck up your aim
PriscillaBillingstock.pm4 - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:23:33 EST ID:sZjf2qNL No.121524 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well I changed the feet and you were right, my aim definitely feels better now and the problem has almost completely gone. I still had a few issues, but I have a theory that the problem is me with the way I swipe my mouse and going to a lower lift-off distance. I'm thinking with the higher lift-off distance I was still turning because I was lifting off the pad early. I'm going to keep it low though and just adjust to it.

Thanks for all the help.
A_SpawnProjectile - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:32:59 EST ID:TFFFglOw No.121532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have logitech g400 and I notice the sensor ducks out (misses input) in the same way you describe. Using the onboard settings cause this, for some reason. It can solved by using on-disk settings only and also you should firewall laclient.exe/Logitech Analytics Client

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.


Can I force https at the OS level? (Win 10) by AngusBillingstone.com - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:26:51 EST ID:EkbtX5/3 No.121512 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have to use windows 10. It's a Surface Pro that I use for contract work. Anyway, I've been very happy with the EPIC Chromium browser so far, but it has essentially no supported addons and the https redirect function doesn't seem to work on many pages. For example, https everywhere used to always work on 420chan in Firefox, but SSL doesn't work with EPIC.

Is there any way (or any firewall you know of) that forces Windows 10 to only allow SSL connections for http traffic?

Also, I highly recommend EPIC as far as DNS leaks and free proxies go. Seems to work flawlessly so far with pretty good streaming speeds and no leaks from any flash /HTML5 / java shit.
EbenezerBlytheworth.cfml - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:02:24 EST ID:rXsPAHhB No.121513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can use a firewall to block HTTP and maybe block all unencrypted traffic but it's going to look to your applications like a dead connection. Also, all privacy/security browsers except for TBB are for suckers. I don't know why you would run a proprietary Chromium build made by some Indian company, but I would highly recommend that you stop making recommendations.

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

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