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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic


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- Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:03:11 EST ODky5FWh No.121218
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anyone know a good http proxy site?

i don't need anything serious but i want to troll a site and its hard to find a reliable proxy.

thanks in advance

Google analyzing things you do outside of the internet?

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- Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:18:58 EST TZOF3rMI No.121165
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So ive been working on a offline project recently and part of it talks about bayesian thinking, i hadnt googled it i hadnt looked at any youtube videos nothing.

So today i was editing my project and then went onto youtube, i recently removed my watch history to clear up the algorythm and then it starts suggesting videos about bayesian thinking and bayes rule.

Ami just being really paranoid or is google able to see what you're doing even when you arent browsing the internet?
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ElizaChellerstit.bud - Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:34:11 EST D1f2N1r7 No.121169 Reply
Ye man but do you think that google really says "ah they dont have accounts, we wont bother them". No1 Cmon! They still use other ways to build a profile about you
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:30:02 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121188 Reply
if you are active on any social media, especially G+, twitter or FB (yes, they sell your info to Google, among others), just having ONE of your known friends mention Bayesian thinking on some post somewhere, it will apply that to you as well.

This is especially true if Google knows you're working together.

It still applies no matter how many profiles you have, once Google & co. can out that you're the same person, and it will mix the profiling info across those accounts (this is true for both my work and home account)

Even if you don't have a profile, as long as you stay on the same PC, Google can and will build a profile around that PC. In this case, if you'd be searching far and wide for gay porn, all the other users on same PC (if they don't use a login) will get a suspicious amount of gay porn in their searches.

LinkedIn and FB are particularly scary. My workplace recently got a new employee... the only mails about this were sent through company servers (onsite Exchange), and my FB is not in any way connected to either my primary mail address, nor do I have anybody at work as FB friends. I haven't even met the guy in real life! Yet, the guy shows up as a recommended friend or connection...

The only plausible way LI and FB could have gotten that info, would have been if they bought it from Google ( i use Chrome only for diagnosis and the search A LOT at work, though never with my private account) and Google would have listened in on my other Firefox / Chrome tabs, my webmail and my Outlook client. I should note that I personally never access social media at work apart from company marketing/promotion profiles...

Vine = shitposting for video bloggers and prettyboy/popgirl faggots
JennyPockway.bmp - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:55:24 EST m7pSNl7K No.121216 Reply
Audio tracking is a thing too. If you had your smart phone with you, certain apps will track conversations for certain words. FB, and FB Messenger are the two worst offenders as far as I know, but they are not the only ones.

Getting started with Linux

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- Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:59:02 EST NjKTS6uo No.121213
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Hey /tech/,

TL;DR I'm going to make the switch to Linux soon but I'm wary that I've missed out some important things to consider

So in preparation of making The Great Transition, I'm looking at a few websites that showcase Linux eqivalents, namely these ones:


I'm also reading through the documentation to Debian as I've decided that I want to put the LXDEbian distro on my old Acer Aspire One netbook first in order to get things set up tastily and familiarise myself before I switch over on my gaming rig too. I'm anticipating that it'll require a bit more thought as detailed by this thread:


Lastly, I don't want to get anything wrong so I'm going to follow good practice by not going online at all until I've figured everything out that comes in the stock distro before I start adding/updating software. I will be RTFM of everything I want to use, and I am also making extensive notes based off of this section of the Debian Manual:

FuckWiblingwodge.pst - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00:11 EST VtWfNmTE No.121214 Reply
>the LXDEbian distro
The what?

>Lastly, I don't want to get anything wrong so I'm going to follow good practice by not going online at all until I've figured everything out that comes in the stock distro before I start adding/updating software.
That's not good practice and you're not a sysadmin. You're not even a user yet.
PollyGrimgold.bfc - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:33:39 EST NjKTS6uo No.121215 Reply
Sorry, I wasn't being clear. I'm going to be putting the Debian distro on my netbook utilising the LXDE desktop environment.

To put my mind at ease I'd rather harden the environment from stock, and then loosen the security/find a work-around that maintains security when I find I need something that's been disabled.

I will be going online to update all the things eventually, but whie I'm getting everythng set-up i'll just be relying on the latest stable long-term support release. I'd rather be cautious going forward than to do this willy-nilly and find out there are holes all other the place from not hardening things properly. I will be looking at the manuals for the latest stable release of all software that I'm going to come into contact with too, just so that I'm not surprised by any new features/options that get may get added.

You don't have to be a sysadmin to care about the security of your data.

please dont be mean

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- Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:14:17 EST uAL5JxL1 No.121153
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hello /tech/ i come seeking enlightenment
there's a whole story to it but tl;dr i'm about to became a PC owner for the first time in a long time and have forgotten basically everything abut computer maintenance.
I do not want my expensive machine to get jacked up by viruses and other nasty things, so:
> what is the best way to protect myself online? what are some other very handy things for PC owners to use/do?
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IsabellaSerringbud.svg - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:45:42 EST Bq1hSlo7 No.121195 Reply
PC =Personal computer

a compact computer that uses a microprocessor and is designed for individual use, as by a person in an office or at home or school, for such applications as word processing, data management, financial analysis, or computer games.

>for such applications as word processing, data management, financial analysis, or computer games.

oh, yeah... I forgot macs can't do any of those things....
IsabellaSerringbud.svg - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:13:49 EST Bq1hSlo7 No.121196 Reply

to add to the definition.... your hardware is "IBM compatible" unless it's a G3/4/5 mac

My Switch and portable hotspot are not getting along

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- Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:48:57 EST +bpPtfqN No.121206
File: 1501163337917.jpg -(55880B / 54.57KB, 640x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. My Switch and portable hotspot are not getting along
Hey /tech/ I was wondering if I could get some help configuring this little hotspot I just bought.

So I purchased a Netgear AC791L hotspot from Verizon. I got it because I wanted it as portable internet for playing my Switch. I can connect to the internet with it fine, I can even dl updates and get into the eshop. However when I actually try and join a match it just gives me a “NAT Traversal” error and kicks me. This is just a configuration problem right? I’m rather ignorant about this stuff and was hoping someone here might know what settings I need to change to make this hotspot work with my switch?

Thank you
SamuelWomblestone.zip - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:31:47 EST aE3PAVME No.121208 Reply
The problem is that Verizon is giving you a shared IP address and isn't trying to route incoming connections to you. You either need to pay for additional services or use a tunnel of some kind, probably a VPN on a separate router.
MatildaBunningfire.dll - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:46:10 EST +bpPtfqN No.121210 Reply
What kind of additional services?

Would getting a static IP be worth a try? I found this online about alternative APNs,
>Used for static IP connections.
>Note 'xx' would be replaced by the appropriate static IP pool identifier.

No idea what a "static IP pool identifier" is though so not sure what values I should put in there....,

Cooking with PC

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- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:32:32 EST igFP7xJg No.121127
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I want to heat food with my pc. I'm thinking of either a water cooling loop with a heat exchanger to heat liquids (I only need it to go up to 65 Deg Celsius) ; or fans acting as a dehydrator to make dried fruit.

Any ideas?
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FuckingDivingnedge.swp - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:23:39 EST HrWX51/C No.121163 Reply
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm going with your double- boiler concept by connecting a hose to one of these cheap beverage dispensers. I can put my steel pot in through the top, sealing off excess space with aluminium foil if necessary.

So this is the plan. Can I avoid having a pump in the double boiler stage?

Internal loop with pump and valved radiator > heat exchanger |single hose from exchanger to double boiler |pot with stock sits inside the double boiler.

I'm just wondering if a pump is necessary
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:30:39 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121191 Reply
Why not just make a hotplate from dead CPUs?

Older Pentium 1s (and most other socket 7s) can be hooked to 3.3 or 5 volts and can get hot enough to melt chocolate and fry eggs.

Newer CPUs (like the P4 in the link below) can be "misused" in the same way, provided you know the socket pinout. Without the motherboard (and BIOS) in the way, they won't shut off...

linky: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate/

With newer CPUs you'll need to play a bit with the power supply (lower voltage, more amps) to get it to work...

For a dehydrator, you can use, say a PC case and some fans, but you need a bit more bang on the heating side... multiple CPU "hot plates" in parallel could do the trick, but realistically, you'd need a proper heating coil unless you want to waste power
HannahGoodshaw.aif - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:47:57 EST mnkBnYny No.121199 Reply
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Thanks for the CPU links. However, I want a working PC as the aim is to use the waste heat from a PC for a useful purpose.
I've attached a photo of my planned setup.

We are ALL connected

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- Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:45:50 EST b/3jbNnA No.121198
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You and I, the one reading this, we are connected through what basically is an enormous neural network that we have no capability of understanding. I want it to be let known that there is a reason why you are reading this right now. There are forces trying to upset the Net. Huge governmental forces of a collapsing empire.

Fortunately for us, they can never truly shut down the Net. We will exist in the shadows. These forces have co-opted you since birth to believe that there is a certain kind of person that you are supposed to be and that your existence is simply limited to its own rules and regulations.

You are more than a career, or an identity. You are an enormously complicated being that is far more powerful than just that.
We cannot change the System, but we can create our own reality. Use whatever skills you have, whether it be painting, carpentry, coding, cracking, hacking, tinkering, screwing around, duct taping, stacking rocks, kludging, or whatever it may be, to create the reality that you desire.

P.S.: Reality is a computer program, or at least follows certain parameters of a computer program. Do not ignore the quantum. It can be hacked.

P.P.S. We exist as a loosely connected set of individuals. We will never fall under a label or a group name. You know who you are.
HeddaPundlehore.vxd - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:37:50 EST V1P0lemQ No.121200 Reply
>that we have no capability of understanding
that's wrong.
nb for shitposting and posting /pss/ thread in /tech/

Nertwork Future

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- Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:31:44 EST D1f2N1r7 No.121168
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you think it, you name it, someone else has thought of it and researched it
and soon, we wont even have to use our fingers to type the query
the human neural network will send information to every other surrounding node within range which will then do the same to their nodes
this will happen involuntarily and rapidly
just imagine how many questions you have googled per day in the past
now multiply that by 7 billion and imagine that many queries being sent across the node network and the answers being relayed back
it will likely work similar to stack overflow, where people will very quickly confirm or deny an answer to a query
the beauty is that it doesn't matter if you're right or wrong. the Knowledge of the Crowd[1] will ensure that the right answer will eventually bubble to the top after n number of nodes have been sent the query

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wisdom_of_Crowds
in order to improve the inherent accuracy of the Wisdown of the Crowd, we'll likely use demographics to filter out less desirable verdicts of the validity of query's answer
I know what you're thinking, but no, no, it's not going to be racist
we're just going to silently negate all the negro verdicts
or we could even, oh my god, this is perfect, we could even isolate the negro queries AND answers into their own virtual sandboxed bubble environment
in here: all their queries and answers would seem like they're being asked to normal people and seemingly answered by the normal crowd, but in fact it's nothing more than a bubble filled with black misinformation, digitally filtered out from unpolute
the beauty is that to the negro: he wont be able to tell the difference
if this isn't making sense, I guess I forgot to preface this with: This will be in a time when the internet is part of us, similar to Google Glass but the interaction will be much faster due to it being a neural implant or possibly nanotech (if that can send/recieve thoughts and signals to and from the brain).
sending simple yes/no answers will be simple enough, where as open-ended queries and answers will be much harder, and until we figure out EXACTLY how to map language (both spoken and thought - which surprise - use the exact same areas in the brain) into precise and acurate digital I/O, we'll be limited to just the yes/no
Now you can see why ownership of the internet is a lot more than just making money by charging people oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ownership of the internet (or by this point we may rename it to the neura-net or something stupid) means ownership of the actual content allowed to pass through it
owning the medium means controlling the WHICH queries and WHAT answers you WANT to be asked and chosen, you see
its a dangerous time, as we lose more and more privacy
I know its difficult to imagine, but when the internet first came about, no onr wouldve beliepved at this stuff yadayada today.
Look at VR now and VR in _
VR in +10,20 years.
awall: Yep
awall: Goodnight <3
just remember this.
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EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:51:34 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121189 Reply
>in order to improve the inherent accuracy of the Wisdown of the Crowd, we'll likely use demographics

Nope, we'll use their job, experience and education (social media already have those infos on you).

Negro or not... the system won't work if there is no proper basis and template. It doesn't make sense to ask a woodworker a question related to computer science.

Priority of the "right" answer will most likely be segregated by age and mental condition; Children below a certain age will likely be ignored on the answering side, while info from mentally fit older people will likely be prioritized (because years of practical and theoretical experience). The same goes for people with dementia, narcisism or other mental disorders and diseases

In any case, such a system would also need an "idiot filter" based on already existing evidence and known scientific facts, so you don't get religious zealots, flatearthers, creationists, inbred rednecks, and OP contaminating the global net with bullshit...
ClaraWanderfock.gz - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:44:39 EST Z3bjfhdL No.121197 Reply
While I think the tool could be useful to an extent, it wouldn't be infallible. This is a case of the fallacy argumentum ad populum. The majority response is not always the correct one. For an example, see this list of common misconceptions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions

Again, not trying to rain on your parade, but while it may be a useful tool in a toolbox full of different tools, it has the potential to be disasterous if followed religiously and used as a replacement for independant research and critical thinking.

Apple Job

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- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:42:13 EST L/v5xr5K No.121100
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This question shows the attitude that Apple wants you to have.
If I had a job at Apple as a tech support guy, I may just die.
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DavidBlirrypick.maq - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 02:11:24 EST XO6Plzbc No.121162 Reply
Software, who makes it? how organized are they I guess.
Publishing software comes to mind.
PollyPeppertedging.dev - Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:02:29 EST hMK5rhia No.121164 Reply
It works fine, thanks. It's just that my motherboard is fucked and I haven't replaced it. That sweet, sweet 6gb DD2 RAM, I just can't get past it. I can still do 1080 video editing and whatever my heart desires. Just got to turn it off after POST fails, and turn that shit back on again.
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:05:18 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121190 Reply
>Why do you want to work at Apple?

One reason... to get behind their backs and sabotage their shit one way or the other so we can get their shit tier unserviceable hardware off the market.

I do like to help people, but not by screwing them into buying an overpriced designer PC (and yes, macs are PCs and have always been, fuck off faggots and look up that acronym)

"I need a job" is ALWAYS a trap, no matter who asks. If you don't get sorted out, you will usually be offered a lower pay...

HHD wtf mystery

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- Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:18:40 EST 4m9kN0RY No.121134
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TLDR = I think drive has files on it, PC says there's no file system and it's totally empty... What do?

So here's the thing. I have more drive space than I need and just realized there's a 2tb HDD seemingly unused just chillaxing in my system.

But cynical me is cynical... Did I fill it with cool shit, it's fucked out on me, and I was just too high to realize?
Or did I never set this drive up properly, and its currently just empty space?

I am thinking it's the first option... And some strange shit has gone down... Because Disk Manager doesn't seem to identify any file system on the partition at all, although it does say the partition is healthy...

Please oh wise sages of the interwebs... Take a look at the picture and tell me if disk 5 makes any sense to you, because I don't get it...
WesleyWollerman.mp3 - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:36:46 EST LJis2CRK No.121143 Reply
It makes perfect sense if the partition was created but never formatted or it's formatted in a way that Windows doesn't recognize, like a Linux hard drive. It could also be that the drive has an NTFS partition on it but the drive is too fucked up to correctly read it. I would expect to see warnings about that on an internal drive though.
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:29:25 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121187 Reply
It could simply be a partition that's neither FAT or NTFS. Linux and Mac filesystems usually pop up in this manner.
Try booting it up with a linux live cd/usb and see if anything pops up on the HDD. Linux (and boot cds like Hiren's or UBCD) might also be able to help you figure out the original filesystem, so that you can try to recover the entire drive. (if that fails, a file recovery might still be possible)

As mentioned, it might also be a case of a corrupted filesystem, but usually these pop up as "RAW" in Disk Management, especially if they used to be FAT32 or NTFS

How to create web-traffic bots?

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- Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:02:43 EST mt4Ljmhi No.121183
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As title states, i wanna make or at worst case scenario buy bots for increasing traffic to certain websites for work related purposes, but all the info on tube and google is way too overwhelmingly huge and i got no clear idea where to start or how does it really happen?

please provide easy step how to bot or where to buy botting services!

EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:59:30 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121186 Reply
  1. You need to know what metrics the target site is looking to boost...
  2. You need to know the conditions of the given metric (what constitutes a "page view", a "share" or a "like"? it's not always obvious)
  3. You need to have some sense of how the site communicates back to its host server.

If you just need to boost page views, it's really easy. In c# you just send web requests to the site, optionally along with a valid user agent string.

To boost likes on social media, you'll need to exploit the like buttons, and bot from a distributed network with differing internet IPs

Albeit not very fast or effective, a good start would be to try to make a "virtual browser" or a "hands off" browser, where the user cannot see the page and UI... instead you perform any needed user actions by parsing the HTML, CSS, scripts etc and access the functions programatically. Get everything you can in there, including cookie and javascript support. You can use page IDs (eg. div id="bla") and classes to help guide your bot to the right buttons.
Not only do you have a good opportunity, testbed and utility to poke around web code (your bot + the IDE debugger + F12 in browser), but you'll have a good basis for improving your bot later.

I have previously used that approach for automating page navigation, admin tasks or adding website functions outside my control to a program's UI. As long as you have no captchas or other anti-bot measures, your program will essentially be indistiguishable from a normal user (barring if you spam a site or have your bot boost ratings from one place only)

To get started, simply create a website with your favourite CMS or forum system... then try to automate a task on the front page. Later on, try to have your program log itself into the admin section (or a user) and do maintenance tasks by filling the right info into the cookies, forms and JS functions.
If you can do that, you already have a very good base for building a bot.

however, designing an adaptable bot that can bypass anti-bot measures (especially image captchas and similar) is about 20 steps ahead for you... in that case you need to study image recognition and possibly machine learning algorithms to make an effective bot for that task.

I assume you know at least one proper programming language (I prefer c# for this kind of stuff myself, as handling web requests, cookies etc is rather easy with the System.Net and System.Web assemblies), and at least have some feel for HTML and JS.
In particular I recommend you study how the script cache works in a browser (playing around with Firefox's F12 and Firebug plugin is a great help)... the rest is a question of feeding the right info to the site and its scripts.

Barring that... if you need that kind of stuff for your company, then something is WRONG with your company and your marketing strategy. If you bot your own site(s), your metrics from google analysis and other such services will not longer be accurate, and will usually HINDER any forensics into WHY you're not getting page views. Later on, that practice can bite you and your company hard in the ass if Google & co. change or adapt their search algorithms...

Bot safely anf bot ethically

How important is clinging onto win 7?

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- Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:16:06 EST rx83Ywbh No.121112
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So i've been running win 7 forever. It's about time to build a complete new PC, how much should i try to get a copy of win 7 or should i just grab win 10?
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EmmaDackleham.pif - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:59:31 EST WztxY0yM No.121174 Reply
Honestly, eliminating the second column from the start menu popup makes in a lot nicer.

I can fit all the shortcuts I need in two rows of one column. If there were a news widget that didn't suck I'd have a nicely filled out start menu.
MarthaPindlepine.mov - Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:13:28 EST hMK5rhia No.121182 Reply
You can't get the Classic theme on Classic Shell, no dice.

I basically only use desktop icons and right-click on Computer for everything else.
Win10 can blow it but I can't be fucked moving back to Linux either.
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:13:19 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121185 Reply
>Windows 10 does have some nice features incl. good power user improvements over win7

I agree on this... the win+X menu is very convenient to work with and the reset function is a godsend if you don't have any installation media available...

Apart from Microsoft's telemetry and info gathering (which can be turned off with programs like Spybot anti-beacon), I find that Windows 10 is a very good OS for home use, bar some user information (it's way to simplified and they still use hex codes) and UI issues, and it deleting programs on a whim when you do a build upgrade.

On a domain, however, win 10 sucks if you have certain GPOs in place. M$ has a problem with changing the GPO setup on the build upgrades, resulting in updated computer suddenly not accepting a given GPO. We had quite a few problems when Anniversary and Creator's updated came out...

you can make it resemble Classic using the "high contrast" mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9hOipRXfSU
Or, you can hack in old Windows files (albeit you might get problems with "metro"-style apps): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fL1RRsuTw
There is an entire board dedicated to this endeavour: http://winclassic.boards.net/

Red Vs Blue

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- Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EST Mw0E3xZ0 No.121175
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Gotta love how Intel can't handle the competition and immediately resorts to throwing shade.
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JennyDomblemeck.pm3 - Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:58:12 EST iLOjdNQ8 No.121180 Reply
Thanks for the feed back. After some research, AMD is the way to go.
MarthaSindertere.nlm - Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:42:30 EST CdmMquW1 No.121181 Reply
After AMD's Bullzoer based blunder for like 5 years straight, I just hope they kick Intel's teeth in for once. I don't even care about components or build rigs anymore. I just hate seeing Intel shit on everyone beneath them. I'd also like for Nvidia to get shit on too but not as much.

*Secretly waits for IBM to trade business secrets with Intel so that Intel gets greedy and collapses into making cash registers like IBM.*
EstherClaydale.htm - Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:41:47 EST OzCDXCg7 No.121184 Reply
Yes, performance levels are a bit different, but in everyday use, you never really feel it....
AMDs have pretty mich always been cheaper than a comparable Intel CPU... they may be slower, but you actually get more bang for the buck in the end. This has pretty much always been AMD's strategy ever since they ripped off the 8086 and 286, make a CPU that's cheaper (and possibly better) than the competition. Intels have always been horribly expensive.

For any budget-minded user, I have always recommended AMD systems, they do their job well for what you pay... especially FX-series and black editions (which are also unlocked for overclocking)

>issues with microstutters and general responsiveness
I have never had this on an AMD system (or any system for that matter) because I have learned to at least balance my hardware, and usually built the rig up around performance in a desired role. The performance of your computer (ESPECIALLY gaming performance) is determined by the combined performance of all parts of your rig.... your system will never be quicker than the slowest part of your hardware setup (Remember going from an HDD to an SSD?)

3-4 FPS does not make a difference if the game engine and multiplayer system is properly coded (modern CoD, BF and other big franchise games usually aren't), nor does 10 or 15 FPS. Any proper modern game at least has a time based game loop, not a hardware based one.

I have many times saved upwards of 100-200€ just on going for AMD...
In my old IT department, there was a "tradition" of the IT guys building their own rigs... Going with an FX-6300 back then, I managed to get a complete (and quite good) programming rig for around 250€... I reused nearly the same build for my current gaming desktop and put an additional 100€ into it for a better GPU (R9 270x instead of R7 something) and mobo. The money I saved on not going Intel, was applied to better RAM sticks and a decent PSU with working safety functions...

sub-$200 CPUs are usable and can be decent, but the main reason I would go above that is because future-proofing a build is paramount if you don't want to waste money. I always recommend factoring in the lifetime of the computer and hardware(which is normally 3-5 years)... An i3 bought today would be near unusable in 3-5 years, but an FX-6300 or decent i5 would still be able to fulfill a role by then... like a core 2 duo / quad (or my old Opteron 140 for that matter) can still run a decent web server or be used as a good parent/grandparent PC...

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- Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:22:44 EST L/v5xr5K No.121069
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Back in the day, Avast and AVG used to be the go-to options, but they're quite bloated and advertising now.

What's good? Avira? Bitdefender? Panda Cloud?
NigelSallerwill.exe - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:57:43 EST loqJj/jT No.121070 Reply
If you need to install something on someone else's machine and expect it to run indefinitely, Bitdefender. Otherwise, Windows Defender or Linux.
NicholasBunspear.vm - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:32:45 EST LkIgfqz1 No.121078 Reply
Right now my AVGFree is pretty minimal in it's right hand corner popups. I kinda hated the new interface change but it seems OK now. Kinda ironed out the spectacle or scanning a file.

I was talking with firestick support, amazon person after a few things said got to site www. whatever to register, It went to www7:// avg picked whatever it was trying t install right away. Have almost gave up on it and they have always seemed to get it back together. How you work it is what matters if it will bug you all the time. Which is supposed to be once a month a few times a day, maybe twice in a month a few times. Been pretty quiet here.
ShittingDettingridge.mov - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:14:00 EST E7zwB8U8 No.121172 Reply
On my Windows machines I use Windows Defender for real time protection and free Malwarebytes to catch anything else. I have ClamAV on my Linux machines, and they have a Windows version as well. It seems to catch email phishing scams more than anything else.

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