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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Can I force https at the OS level? (Win 10)

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- Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:26:51 EST EkbtX5/3 No.121512
File: 1515194811137.png -(191257B / 186.77KB, 1978x608) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Can I force https at the OS level? (Win 10)
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 rXsPAHhB No.121513 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.
DorisSannerhall.jpg - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:23:31 EST S/e65AKE No.121599 Reply
block port 80 and redirect all http traffic to port 443?

CompTIA A+ Certification

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- Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:47:51 EST GMNy8eKL No.121521
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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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NicholasSopperleck.ffo - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:03:21 EST Bu5RmgtJ No.121540 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.
DorisSannerhall.jpg - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:16:10 EST S/e65AKE No.121598 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

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- Sun, 28 Jan 2018 04:27:45 EST 7dYWPsmP No.121554
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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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BeatriceSonnerford.bin - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:10:44 EST NLYwZXee No.121596 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 q6Gjp9eH No.121597 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?

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- Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:24:15 EST Xzx53TiG No.121495
File: 1514265855271.jpg -(66740B / 65.18KB, 1200x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Is Windows 10 worth using now?
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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OliverClorrywater.ani - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:34:40 EST 29sqV3iD No.121591 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 29sqV3iD No.121592 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.

Which operating system do you prefer?

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- Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:32:37 EST Vy3sDiKa No.121281
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ErnestSeffinghall.dwg - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:19:25 EST P+Ho4jL0 No.121499 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 2AqX6NCU No.121577 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 29sqV3iD No.121590 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.


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- Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:48:57 EST I7sB85Rv No.121548
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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?
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AlbertBanningchit.pwl - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:39:06 EST LPs5rPrd No.121580 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 P+Ho4jL0 No.121588 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

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- Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:05:04 EST YNtL4Y22 No.121546
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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 YP0u6hE9 No.121547 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.

How they be trackin' me?

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- Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:12:40 EST QvQUdiEY No.121562
File: 1517386360032.jpg -(69881B / 68.24KB, 900x900) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How they be trackin' me?
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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AliceBrookshit.pdf - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:21:26 EST LJfNVGSt No.121568 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 2cWAM2MD No.121570 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.

OS cloning.

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- Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:36:25 EST MM80YYCH No.121413
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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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SidneyBinningstut.cmf - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:15:00 EST ioAGTh+R No.121444 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 7ZQo0yPF No.121566 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 LJfNVGSt No.121571 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

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- Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:50:56 EST R8I6ZAxK No.121549
File: 1516812656197.gif -(1013878B / 990.12KB, 284x215) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. fuck malware like the police
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.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:28:08 EST DMlKCodu No.121552 Reply
Is it tiworker.exe?
it's not malware then. /thread
MarthaFenkincheck.csv - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:43:44 EST NLYwZXee No.121556 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.

Why does Adobe Premiere suck so bad?

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- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:30:32 EST yv2IuORK No.121529
File: 1515839432363.jpg -(258489B / 252.43KB, 1275x1283) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Why does Adobe Premiere suck so bad?
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 sX+8vXaR No.121530 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 yv2IuORK No.121531 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 JhYLRrhK No.121543 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

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- Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:18 EST /L8ogssU No.121533
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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 Bu5RmgtJ No.121534 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.

Debian Startx

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- Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:19:06 EST ksY3Z7KL No.121535
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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/getty@tty1.service.d/override.conf.
EdwinPunningbit.wsz - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:06:48 EST Bu5RmgtJ No.121536 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 vpfE8QdL No.121538 Reply
i think you have to enable it as a service in some init
gdm start

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