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New build

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- Sun, 07 Mar 2021 13:00:25 EST LZ4Uie0m No.123407
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Hey guys/gals,

I'm building a new computer today. Thought I might as well keep track of the process in this thread.

The purpose of this build was to get the computer to be as silent as possible. I'll be keeping the motherboard, processor and SSD of my old computer, but change pretty much everything else.

No particular attention was given to aesthetics. The ultimate goal was SILENCE. Hope I don't bump into any major problems, this being my first build.

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CharlesNicklespear.maq - Thu, 01 Apr 2021 22:28:16 EST eH//hial No.123453 Reply
Thermal paste works. It can be faulty installed by default. I have done a few laptops at a time. You see it.. So making a computer not power up a fan, because of heat.
It is worth looking into.
DavidFudgestone.cpp - Wed, 19 May 2021 11:43:40 EST VJtBLdoL No.123508 Reply
I try and keep my silent fans on a fan profile with a very gradual curb, they start off on a 60% (because they are already low to the pressure) and from about 40 degrees slope it off towards 100 at 70 degrees.
So when you are on there's no sudden sounds with temperature micro jumps. They really should in Bios offer temperature change over a longer period to how fast the CPU heat changes.

Freelancing in REAL

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- Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:52:28 EST arEUqnLL No.123463
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tips for becoming The Local Computer Guy? I got 2 clients in one night from schmoozing but one's reimaging a stack of laptops and the other is some secure deletion for an old with old towers.

might be an easy bit of drinking money but I want to get a new job and considered freelancing for a bit just to nurse burnout. (inb4 stress to pay bills i got gap year money) how can I turn my basic IT knowledge towards the public? for work i have already I'm an AD monkey for the gubberment so I can at least fucks with windows systems, servers and workstations
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EstherNicklewill.pm6 - Mon, 17 May 2021 19:16:35 EST CrK8j+A9 No.123503 Reply
Nah. His posts do read like the ramblings of a mad man, but he means well and knows his shit.
PriscillaPundersterk.clp - Tue, 18 May 2021 12:13:23 EST EaQaJ++g No.123504 Reply
>knows his shit
I don't think so. He's talking about using audio to transmit data like it's some revelation, and eschewing SSH in favour of what seems to be talking to his computer over MP3 files or something. Not even using an audio line for data like old modems did.

He also doesn't seem to realize that MS deployment toolkit can be run off a local server.

laptop screen stripes when opening

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- Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:53:59 EST v1PQn8m+ No.123345
File: 1613159639059.jpg -(21364B / 20.86KB, 449x393) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. laptop screen stripes when opening
when i open or close my laptop stripes briefly appear
sometimes when it wobbles too
what part is going bad?

hp probook450 g2
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GeorgeSublingshit.pcl - Thu, 18 Feb 2021 04:15:40 EST v1PQn8m+ No.123389 Reply
it's freebsd but with more dumb linuxisms
it's the same incomplete, buggy drivers that freebsd has always had
NicholasClodgefield.eml - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:15:54 EST NbDFv8Xr No.123390 Reply
BSD is difficult to work with.

PcLinux DarkStar version works well recognizing drivers/hardware
out-of-the-box for most systems. You can read history of PcLinuxOS
and why it is worthwhile to just install it. I used it since version 2003.
DarkStar version is good because it is minimal. Just burn the ISO
to DVD. Run boot the DVD. If it works then you should have a working
live system. Then install if you like it.
Igglet - Thu, 13 May 2021 09:49:58 EST mQ8KvADZ No.123497 Reply
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is it possibly the ribbon cable in the hinge of the laptop? i have a chromebook which started with a stripe and as it became more disconnected, it just started seizuring. But worth a check as would be a quick fix. ( if you are willing to open it up)

Security Advice

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- Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:34:08 EST UjbEknHS No.123383
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Hi, I'm working with people in Myanmar (i'm not in the country) and as you may know there has been a coup there and the military government are cracking down on everything including a cyber law which will basically give them the power to read everyone's emails etc.

So...basically a lot of people are now using Signal as it encrypts messages. However my understanding is that while Signal encrypts messages, it doesn't clear the metadata such as the numbers of who is using it. So in theory, someone spying in could know who is messaging who, and triangulate networks that way.

Is that right, and what are some options for better secure messaging?
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SidneyGodgenud.icm - Sat, 08 May 2021 18:25:44 EST hbqseJMe No.123496 Reply
this is a dead thread and OP's contacts are likely in myanmar prison, but you should be using PGP encrypted messages in order to communicate into a contact country. never depend on built in encryption via apps. you can use something like signal on top of PGP if you want, but you could also just send a PGP message over SMS and be fine.

Small alternative to a dvd-player with usb-connection?

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- Sun, 02 May 2021 15:24:05 EST FACJtW1S No.123491
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I need small device thats only purpose is to play movies and music from an external hdd.

Something dvd and bluray--players nowadays claim to do, but can't (can't read all file-formats or won't play audio and so on...).

Want to connect it via hdmi to the tv.

Laptop/notebook is no option for me, since there are no cheap laptops for this purpose, and a laptop would need to be opened and couldn't fit under my tv.

A working PC is too far away from my "cinema-room" and I don't want to run these thing parallel, in case someone wants to play games and the other ones just want to watch a movie or listen to music.
ErnestGabblestone.sea - Mon, 03 May 2021 16:51:53 EST Bp3f3lpO No.123492 Reply
Basic media playback is easy enough to find. Arbitrary file support for any dedicated device is a crapshoot. Realistically, you may have to transcode everything for the device. If you have the money and you want a good living room experience, the way to do it is a local media server and a small box running Kodi.

And as far as I know, all USB-powered blu ray drives require more than the 1A you can reliably get from a standard USB socket.
PhoebeGirryworth.cpp - Tue, 04 May 2021 17:21:57 EST sDfSTdPU No.123493 Reply
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Why not a SoC like Le Potato or RPI for ~$30-50? You dont need a seperate media server for Kodi media center. You can play (almost)anything directly from usb/HDD. I have an xbox controller adapter and use 360 controllers with this setup. Works great and I just happened to have all the stuff laying around.
Checkout your local electronics recycling center. You can usually find electronics for pennies on the dollar there. I just bought a small stack of x200 laptops for $100, way way below what you can find them for online.
There is no reason a laptop would need to open, you just set it up to autoboot kodi and away you go. It will run just fine with the screen closed. Laptops also have the added benefit of being able to travel and still be functional.

Youtube deleted my account with 1300 subs

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- Sun, 03 Jan 2021 19:28:07 EST OsFK4YbF No.123246
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Had an account with 1300 subs and close to 2000 videos where I did nothing else than to record very old and shitty games with no commentary or so. Just to show some forgotten gems but also some wird ones and unplayable ones.

Even did some compilations and bad music-videos with CC-licenced music and so on.

Now first thing this morning my channel is gone. Yputube deleted it because of supposedly "sexual and pornographic content", but there hasn't been even a nipple in any of my videos, not even the word "sex" appaeared anywhere.

superconfused I contacted the support, and all they wrote back was "we looked into your channel and decided to keep it deleted".

Is it even worth to re-open another Channel at this point?
Even when I don't know what videos was supposed to be the culprit?
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:31:40 EST s9a1uwPO No.123406 Reply
Your account probably got taken over by a malicious 3rd party who resold it. This happens all the time. I would say use 2FA, but that doesn't seem to protect yt accounts so well. Be more careful next time.
EdwardPillerlock.ds - Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:39:05 EST RMyZ9+NH No.123468 Reply
Youtube delete and demonetize left and right
I remember some dude got demonetized for nudity showing a eroded statue that you can hardly make out was a female.

general advice for a new PC

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- Sun, 25 Apr 2021 14:54:18 EST iXPvIiw/ No.123482
File: 1619376858856.gif -(510378B / 498.42KB, 492x394) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. general advice for a new PC
Hey guys, I'm lusting for a new computer to play the new DOOM games and that VR half life and have been window shopping on a lot of websites- my budget is like $800-$1000
Should I go prebuilt or DIY? I hate the way prebuilts look but it's seeming like videocards are the price of the whole computer so why not save the effort? I've never built a compy but I've built ikea furniture and do things with my bike all the time so I'm sure it's not too out of my wheelhouse.

Also I have an old prebuilt I got like a decade ago that's caked in dust and such, I'll snap pictures if needed but it was a middle of the road option then-should I fix it up or just pull out the HD ( I already did but not the point) and use it as storage fpr the new build/PC. I forget the specs-where on the hardware does it state what it is?
BetsySocklehood.o - Sun, 25 Apr 2021 14:57:45 EST z2xlbwAa No.123483 Reply
gonna be brutally honest with u - this is not the time to be buying a pc. parts, especially gpus are through the roof with resellers n shit and all this crypto scam mining going on. ive heard of people getting better deals on prebuilts than trying to buy parts.

you can find what hardware ure using by logging into the machine and looking at hardware settings. certain components may or may not be labeled physically
EstherMurdbury.bud - Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:43:12 EST 8kq/Qeyl No.123639 Reply
eth, the biggest gpu mining coin is switching to proof of stake end of year ie no more miners. i speculate a relief in anything inflating the price on that front then.

ARM for all?

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- Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:11:13 EST Tku5t8hI No.123442
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When will ARM release an M1 equivalent chip for none Apple devices

I want to buy a new lappy t but I dont want Apple or a shitty old ass Intel

AMD? yh right, more like GAY MD

I'm close to just buying a Mac and putting Linux on it
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FuckingGrandfield.deb - Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:02:31 EST jHZWemXu No.123445 Reply
just wondering, a VM can be done. I see where you are coming from, a flat out install maybe cannot be done, but parallels should be doable. Or a VM manager would work.


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- Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:19:59 EST l+9cNPRw No.123416
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I'm tired of watching everything in my shitty laptop screen.

How the fuck do I buy a TV screen? I don't give a shit about smarttvs, I don't know anything about screens. Any advice? It's main purpose would be movies and gaming
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AliceHashwater.ani - Sat, 20 Mar 2021 01:17:23 EST RMyZ9+NH No.123433 Reply
apple dont make any panels they buy them.
But yea you can find the same panels in noname stuff for a fraction of the price
the power of branding
PhoebeBabberworth.gid - Sat, 20 Mar 2021 22:04:17 EST jHZWemXu No.123434 Reply
pair what you have with a larger monitor. Or TV screen. At least find a CRT capable device. Have a CRT cable. Should be as easy as that. Windows should recognize the external device. If not use your imagination. Or Windows 10? Should install the necessary drivers when connected

If you have a local thrift store, may be able to find a TV that will work well right away. Or pawn shop. A CRT cable, like nobody has them<< they are free.
CharlesCrockleforth.html - Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:37:49 EST b9ek7AnQ No.123441 Reply
What the fuck is a CRT capable device or a CRT cable? Are you talking about VGA? If you want a monitor that takes a VGA signal, it will have to be quite old or very shitty.

Video Editing

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- Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:03:39 EST HmbUbCoR No.123117
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I was wondering if anybody here has editing chops beyond making montages or home movies. If so, please take a look at this: https://youtu.be/OvAS8Ba5o1w?list=LL&t=151. I'd like to know how you would go about achieving that trippy voxelization effect on the leaf, I know its basically just leaf.png slapped on an image plane but its the effect that i cant figure out. Anyways, aside from that I guess this is just generally a thread for anyone looking to talk about or share video editing tricks.
DorisBrookway.grp - Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:46:02 EST gbYQkbkq No.123120 Reply
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The other day I installed Openshot on a whim because I wanted to make some quick and simple cuts on some game footage to show a friend. Once produced, there was always garbage at the beginning of the clip lasting like 0.1 seconds, as if I couldn't drag the selector to the very beginning of the clip when trimming. What the fuck was that about? I rendered that clip several times and that always happened no matter what.

Is that an Openshot thing?

Am I just a brainlet?

Should I switch to Linux?

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- Sun, 26 Jul 2020 08:47:35 EST z4P3v2uV No.122987
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So I want to try a Linux-OS on a laptop.
Can't use my PC (Windows) for this because everytime I tried Manjaro I got this error-message on start-up (look @ pic) and no sound (guess Linux has no support for Creative-soundcards?).

What Linux-Distributions do you recommend (for someone who doesn't want to learn and use cmd-boxes all the time) ?

Are there laptops that don't run with Linux?
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EbenezerGellerfuck.bas - Sun, 07 Feb 2021 01:24:46 EST VsCoswRz No.123306 Reply
>daily driver is Manjaro
Manjaro is not a driver.
It is at best a file.
HuemansRTrippy - Sat, 06 Mar 2021 06:18:55 EST 5Jr41PG8 No.123403 Reply
>>122987 ok so I came here earlier to talk about this, but need to reiterate further developments which is not much it is more troubleshooting. Anyways Someone else has a similar problem here (except I have Unetbootin but it won't work on at least 3 types of Linux Mint of Version 4 & a type of Versions 18 as well as 19 even though those Distros reportedly still have support): https://linustechtips.com/topic/1033845-asus-x551m-laptop-boot-from-usb/

What can I do to get a Version of Linux because I have not been much of a Windows fan since XP & Yeah I've tried like 90% or more of Them even unofficial mods of XP. Anyways I just want to be able to do things like E-Mail, (browse) the Web, & Steam mainly. I do not really need to toy with much else as if I do/did I would go back to a Desktop. Anyways rn just running AVG sometimes crashes the browser and even TF2 lags like crazy on Win 8.1
NigelDartwell.hqx - Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:48:41 EST rc60O5SD No.123408 Reply
So the problem you're having is you can't make a bootable usb disk with windows? This dd for windows might work: http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
Download ddrelease64.exe http://www.chrysocome.net/download

then open a command promp as administrator, and run something like:

> \address to dd\ if=\address of ISO\ of=\address of usb stick\ bs=4M

IDK how the windows filesystem works, so you'll have to figure out those addresses. Make sure you have it correct, or you might overwrite the wrong disk as administrator.

There might be a better program to do that. It's just the first one I found for a windows dd equivalent.

I suggest Linux mint mate for the OS. Easy to use, but highly customizable.

protect pc from dirty power and ground looping

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- Tue, 09 Feb 2021 01:54:43 EST v1PQn8m+ No.123324
File: 1612853683090.png -(65395B / 63.86KB, 800x600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. protect pc from dirty power and ground looping
my house has really bad power, it goes over, under and the ground is not set up properly at all
it causes my stuff to fail freqently or o perform unreliably

like, if i plug in a toaster, or a monitor i can feel current i the metal of my desk, my pc case, my cooler

im really poor but what should i buy to protect my pc?
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NellWezzleford.lgo - Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:38:28 EST v1PQn8m+ No.123336 Reply
ah,i really want to but my dad won't allow it
the landlord is kind of a psycho, he goes through the trash, Peeps into your windows and is always mad about is for schizo shit.
like if you say hello to him he hears some thing so far from that i just think hes really mentally ill.

I'm afraid, I'll talk to my dad about it.

can you tell me what kind of conditioneri need?
i run some old but very power hungry stuff
GrahamMendleworth.mdl - Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:57:44 EST 79qOabBZ No.123339 Reply
Take sum total of the wattage of your equipment and add about 30% overhead to it, then by a power conditioner in that same range.
Sorry for your strange situation. Hope things become less so.

looking for a certain kind of proxy

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- Mon, 08 Feb 2021 03:55:43 EST v1PQn8m+ No.123315
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i need a proxy that goes between me, and ancient, outdated browsers
it would pretend to be a normal browser, fetch the content and show it to me
that way, i can browse the web without getting rejected for being on a 20 year old browser

any ideas on what to use for this? I'm using Netscape, if that matters
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GrahamMendleworth.mdl - Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:29:56 EST 79qOabBZ No.123342 Reply
You could try finding Mozilla, which is source based off the last NS9 release.
CarolineNicklelock.bas - Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:07:52 EST WTVbM0EO No.123396 Reply
you need to spoof your user agent
that way the server think you are running a newer browser

CPU usage - antimalware service executable

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- Sat, 16 Jan 2021 21:41:40 EST 50YKr/Zl No.123256
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how much cpu time does win10 antimalware service executable consume under typical load for yall?

if i'm streaming a video and browsing 420chan and on discord and watching tweetdeck and running a cockload of torrents and [various other stuff] (which is a pretty average usecase while i'm actively using computer) it's taking a consistent 10%~15% CPU

it's never really a problem, though. i'll turn a lot of stuff when i go to play an intensive high framerate game and never really have an issue, per se, but it seems oddly chunky? is this normal?
tbf my CPU is getting a bit long in the tooth
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ThomasParringfedge.bat - Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:49:30 EST gzpixZZC No.123265 Reply
I would not complain about 15% of being used.

If it gets to 100% then there is something kinda off.
CorneliusPockville.cbt - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:07:00 EST XAgZgd+9 No.123394 Reply
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I get 3% cpu usage, even updating/installing. With a new install on a laptop. Win XP
would reach this by default I guess. If one has ram, that would help.

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