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Meltdown/Spectre

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- Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:44:28 EST kg/yuiGY No.121509
File: 1515149068712.jpg -(86989B / 84.95KB, 944x915) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Meltdown/Spectre
So uh, what should someone with a skylake intel do?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16065845
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MatildaPickgold.msg - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:34:28 EST rXsPAHhB No.121511 Reply
>>121509
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.

>>121510
More like a mail in rebate for your next purchase. No recalls, replacements, or refunds.
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PhyllisClarrywuck.ram - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:23:12 EST pCZahEGa No.121527 Reply
>>121509
> 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.
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HenryCranderpun.asm - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:44:53 EST LCpcjdAC No.121528 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.

Technical support

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- Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:21:22 EST Nf0psKKJ No.121504
File: 1514971282096.png -(64193B / 62.69KB, 276x213) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Technical support
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.
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AlbertSoffingford.psd - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:57:28 EST Nf0psKKJ No.121506 Reply
>>121505
Yeah i've tried
Monitor & P DVI, Displayport & hdmi
TV & P VGA & 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?
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IanSadgeford.art - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:25:58 EST Lu761HNF No.121507 Reply
>>121506
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.
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AlbertSoffingford.psd - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:32:15 EST Nf0psKKJ No.121508 Reply
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>>121507
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

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- Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:21:35 EST raD+QaEE No.121485
File: 1513678895734.jpg -(169390B / 165.42KB, 800x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. help my phone live
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?
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ShittingSenderstene.aif - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:05:28 EST raD+QaEE No.121491 Reply
>>121486
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?
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ShitCodgekit.pdf - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:49:05 EST Lu761HNF No.121492 Reply
>>121491
Desoldering is harder than soldering, but not hard. You can watch a youtube video and decide whether it's for you.
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HenryMonnerseck.shtml - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:40:21 EST vpfE8QdL No.121493 Reply
>>121491
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

A HDD toshiba/seagate 1 TB for jlnotebooks at 7200 rpm?

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- Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:27:42 EST sbqgwyqr No.121479
File: 1513376862720.jpg -(38169B / 37.27KB, 456x323) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. A HDD toshiba/seagate 1 TB for jlnotebooks at 7200 rpm?
Well mi gamer notebook HDD is fucked. I sent it to some idiots to fix it. What is happening is this, a lady tells me they need to make a special order to find a replacement for my HDD, she says it has tobe 2.5 inches with 7200 rpm.

Wtf? No such thing exists for notebooks with those specifications.

Is she just stupid and misunderstood the tech guy or are they trying to rip me off?
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SophieDartshaw.bin - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:25:07 EST vGBlYgEz No.121480 Reply
How did you get a gamer laptop with a 1TB hard drive? I thought the premium market went from 640GB drives to 128GB SSDs. That would certainly explain why a small repair shop wouldn't have a 1TB drive on hand.
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AlicePockway.mar - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:27:43 EST sbqgwyqr No.121481 Reply
>>121480
I have 2 TB in total, the other HDD acts as a "mirror". But yea, 1tb discs have been around for quite a while. Things is when "iBUYPOWER" built my notebook it didn't really specified if my 2 HDD were 7200 RPM (which i doubt) or 5400.
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PhineasShittingwater.ppd - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:11:41 EST LCpcjdAC No.121482 Reply
>>121481
Probably 5400. 7200 is pretty uncommon for 2.5" drives

Ok so I just spend the last 2 hours troubleshooting bluetooth

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- Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:15:11 EST HmOE6gS3 No.121477
File: 1513210511722.png -(16542B / 16.15KB, 300x300) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Ok so I just spend the last 2 hours troubleshooting bluetooth
Turns out if you change to a new Bluetooth adapter, and you don't uninstall the old one, Windows will remember the devices that were connected to it FOREVER. There is some fuckery behind the scenes and if Micro$oft hasn't fixed it by now, they arent gonna. Maybe someone smarter then me can crate some registry key editor to fix it?

Luckily I still had my old adapter and it worked long enough for me to plug it in and uninstall it, because as far as I can tell the only other option is a fresh windows install.



So just remember, if you change Bluetooth adapters, UNINSTALL THE OLD ONE.
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SophieDoddlefoot.mid - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:55:51 EST Lu761HNF No.121478 Reply
Does Windows remember which adapter each application is using? I don't think it does.

What is this?

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- Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:49:08 EST HGPWCvp5 No.121454
File: 1511862548765.jpg -(407264B / 397.72KB, 900x1600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What is this?
What exactly is this thing? There's an RJ11 on one side so it's clearly for a phone but the other side is weird. What kind of socket does that part go into?
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MollyCasslefield.rm - Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:40:13 EST p9Y/dEfx No.121472 Reply
That is for an analog phone. The three pronged end is for certain analog phone jacks. I clearly remember having one like that when I lived in the norwegian countryside in the 80's; not sure how common they are in your country.

A new thread is required when posting a subject

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- Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:42:08 EST DVwgq7Ew No.121467
File: 1512520928507.gif -(475677B / 464.53KB, 240x180) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. A new thread is required when posting a subject
A while ago I paid a few bucks for a year of VPN service and now that I'm trying to activate it I see that it's some proprietary app bullshit that doesn't support OpenVPN. If that doesn't bother you, it's yours:

https://sites.fastspring.com/speedify/checkout/speedifyunlimitedoneyear?

Copy paste

source=hb&coupon=ACTIVATE6ABFSUK
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NellPesslemurk.fnt - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:53:19 EST UwfJyrkG No.121468 Reply
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>>121467
200$ for one year of VPN? You got ripped off man.
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DavidNallystone.wri - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:21:04 EST O7vIJas9 No.121471 Reply
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just use mullvad ffs

RAM boosters

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- Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:03:29 EST CQd7IHtQ No.121405
File: 1508256209975.jpg -(469842B / 458.83KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. RAM boosters
...are RAM boosters fake or a scam??
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CarolineFinderchore.prn - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:39:29 EST XDCy1O/Q No.121462 Reply
>>121405
Wait, RAM booster as in shitty program a site wants you to download, or as in a feature some motherboard makers advertise?

If it's a program it's junk. It just allocates large amounts of memory and then frees it, forcing everything else out to swap. Then only the stuff that's needed gets loaded back in. This used to help in some cases in Win98 when memory management was shit. But today Windows memory management is good and all it will do is chug your disk a while.

If you mean the motherboard feature, it may help some. It's a BIOS function that overclocks the RAM automatically when you run it. It tweaks the clock speed and timings to try to find the fastest stable values for your RAM. The boost is often pretty modest but ymmv.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:44:27 EST DMlKCodu No.121463 Reply
>>121412
Your page file is probably dynamic and really fucking small. I usually set it static to 1x -> 2x current system RAM.
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AugustusDellerford.ost - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:02:56 EST 5gtvqnW5 No.121470 Reply
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I actually installed the Windows driver toolkit to check the memory pool out.

>>121463
Nope.
And even if it were, that still wouldn't go to the non-paged pool. It would be in the paged pool, not getting paged for lack of space.

Anyway all the FMic and Irp tags tell me is that this leak is coming from some sort of network driver allocating buffers and never releasing them.

So that part where I said I wasn't getting SMBloris'd? Well proliferating orphan network buffers is how that exploit could run servers with 128gb entirely out of memory.

It could be any of the half dozen physical or virtual network drivers on my system.

What happened to website?

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- Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:57:24 EST HGPWCvp5 No.121453
File: 1511859444961.png -(54773B / 53.49KB, 1280x984) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What happened to website?
I just went to this bitcoin lottery website where I play for fun and encountered this -> pic related.
What is this and why is this happening?

And how do i hack it, lol?

halp

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- Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:24:10 EST b8F0/fXJ No.121243
File: 1502648650437.jpg -(795091B / 776.46KB, 1000x750) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. halp
so i started getting warning letters from my ISP for downloading torrents

whats the best VPN for keeping my torrents hidden

also is there a website i can torrent tv shows in 720p or better without my isp finding out
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AugustusChongerdotch.mdb - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:11:34 EST CrYs/61j No.121318 Reply
>>121243
Same here even for porn, and I live in Denmark.
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ShittingDackleshaw.wav - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:22:54 EST vpfE8QdL No.121319 Reply
The cheapest way would be to get a 3g dongle and put it on a stick outside
It should help the reception a lot.
You dont need a 2nd sim card if you connect it to the phone
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ClaraBaffingdock.cda - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 22:39:03 EST notOZan7 No.121448 Reply
>>121243
Since everyone is talking like a fag and their shit's all retarded, i'm just going to give you the straight dope, OP. Check out cryptostorm, it's a VPN(or encrypted packet routing service, as they like to call themselves) that makes use of "access tokens" that are sold in a decentralized manner, and also decouples your payment information from your authentication with SHA512 hashing. They don't require anything but a payment, no billing information, no registration, no databases of customers, no logging, no bullshit either. Been using them since their inception and i've had nothing but incredible speeds and some pretty great security on their end.

Cryptostorm.is

Windows Backup Software

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- Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:40:10 EST ExY+IXSh No.121429
File: 1509770410262.jpg -(57797B / 56.44KB, 650x341) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Windows Backup Software
Is there any backup software for Windows that doesn't suck completely? Because everything I've tried has sucked completely.
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MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:38:40 EST 5XK87fw3 No.121433 Reply
>>121429
Check out UBCD, there is like 6 programs for backups. There is native windows backups as well. these are not really trusted. As for UBCD, simply have a 40 gig, or a way to save a backup. Like a external drive.

All wifi implementations are all broken

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- Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:40:11 EST tn7nbRb1 No.121388
File: 1508186411400.jpg -(191687B / 187.19KB, 768x1024) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. All wifi implementations are all broken
tl;dr: Every device using WPA2 is attackable and has to be updated. Good luck with that. Ethernet Jesus related.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/

>Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to intercept passwords, e-mails, and other data presumed to be encrypted, and in some cases, to inject ransomware or other malicious content into a website a client is visiting.

>The proof-of-concept exploit is called KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. The research has been a closely guarded secret for weeks ahead of a coordinated disclosure that was scheduled for 8am Monday, East Coast time. A website disclosing the vulnerability said it affects the core WPA2 protocol itself and is effective against devices running Android, Linux, and OpenBSD, and to a lesser extent macOS and Windows, as well as MediaTek Linksys, and other types of devices. The site warned that attackers can exploit the flaw to decrypt a wealth of sensitive data that's normally encrypted by the nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi encryption protocol.

>"This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on," researcher Mathy Vanhoef, of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium wrote. "The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites."
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MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:48:04 EST 5XK87fw3 No.121437 Reply
>>121388
my simple device, my router as well, comcast as well as centurylink;
this is not fail. Persons who developed this, whatever the case, they
knew what they were doing. In basic, every basic, this is not I-phone
this is not basic router, this is everything.
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NellClayshaw.tar - Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:11:22 EST b7by4aip No.121446 Reply
>>121420
What's the point of buying a house if they'll know almost immediately that it's not yours?

Where do you get your software from?

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- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:37:28 EST 8o/yGVct No.121442
File: 1510835848316.jpg -(1961741B / 1.87MB, 2000x1200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Where do you get your software from?
I just bought a new laptop with windows 10. The OS is using like 20 gigs plus and yet still to do basic things I need to download programs off the internet. For example, I'd like to just reassign or disable my num lock key. It is right next to the delete button and I keep hitting it and I will literally never want my number pad to not be functional which happens often because I keep hitting the num lock key.

Now to do this I'm finding that I have to download some program. Now all the sites I go to seem sketchy as fuck and I get hits from malware blockers that redirect me away from some of them. I've seen sites that are named suspiciously similar to the official site for some project boosted higher in google results, review sites that push suspicious looking downloads and all sorts of high jinks.

I should be able to go to some site where windows has approved software that is virus free, but the windows store has nothing that will do even this basic task.

How do I ensure that what I download is from a legitimate malware-free source?
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MollyDindleville.rm - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:44:20 EST tn7nbRb1 No.121443 Reply
For Windows I use Chocolatey for a lot of things. It sounds like you could have a hard time with that though. Anyway, I think AutoHotkey is the software you're looking for.
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JarvisCrennerwere.dat - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:48:43 EST 7F/QA+Tm No.121445 Reply
autohotkey
complicated, has been around for ages open source.
Don't install any software that's not open source unless you've personally bought it.

Want a pirated Photoshop/Premiere/Ableton/etc... this is 2017 not 2003...
run in in a VM running windows 7 or less on a Linux machine.

Best ISP?

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- Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:45:14 EST ourvzfQA No.121440
File: 1510703114059.png -(487608B / 476.18KB, 947x530) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Best ISP?
Hello /tech/ I am curious which ISP you all prefer and can help me make the right choice choosing one. I do a lot of online gaming and surfing the web. I only desire internet not TV+internet. I've heard mixed views between U-verse and Xfinity and am unsure where exactly to go and if there are better options for the price. Thanks in advance, /tech/!
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ClaraBlombledock.dd - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:20:12 EST sEDTRdZ+ No.121441 Reply
If you want meaningful input, ask a neighbor and ignore what they say about customer support. The majority of Americans only have one fast choice that they hate and a couple of much slower alternatives.

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