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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cutting edge of tech

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- Sun, 02 Sep 2018 22:09:45 EST d68NE8sZ No.121980
File: 1535940585132.jpg -(881962B / 861.29KB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Cutting edge of tech
So Im a 26 year old junkie, and seriously I fucked up about a decade ago and
IM back with clarity. I used to love tech and I still do, I have always wanted to work in emerging things like tech
and I just want to to know what you guys think is a good field to enter now and be able to run with in about 4-5 years of schooling
Sorry Im really bad at this "what is a good jobbing path" guys
I appreciate it, I just figure its time to get back to school and have a decent income and keep it clean
and maybe MAYBE one day, I can do a drug again, but in like 5, 6 years or so you know?
HannahWorthingbanks.aif - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 02:55:49 EST dcSUjpTU No.121981 Reply
Statistics is good!
To work in tech with statistics, the best route hands-down is R. You can learn R on datacamp.com for free.
Data science is all the rage and when you really think about real-world problems you see why.
SQL is a program that just learning on your own can get you some pretty good jobs. When I was fresh out of grad school I got turned down for jobs because I didn’t know SQL. But it’s easy to pick up.

Query on Software

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- Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:42:34 EST 4vgTyMsa No.121972
File: 1535827354226.jpg -(48014B / 46.89KB, 255x255) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Query on Software
I just got thinking, and I'm wondering if there's any software for indexing your external drives for when you don't want to have them plugged in all the time, but so you know what's on them exactly.

An example use-case would be, you have too many drives to want to check through them manually, but you need a file you don't remember which you put them on. So instead you search a saved index (preferably with thumbnails also saved) of what they had on them when last plugged in, you find the file, so you plug in the drive the software said it was on. Only had to plug in the correct drive, no guesswork.

Is there such a thing?
CarolineSublingshit.ppd - Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:32:24 EST JBYBjMl6 No.121976 Reply
Indexing isn't some magic thing. The state of the index and the removable drive would frequently be inconsistent. Maybe apply some self discipline instead. How are you ever going to attract a quality mate with hard drives that look like that?

Warrenty on my Acer laptop is almost up

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- Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:05:16 EST 99Ne9N9y No.121949
File: 1534201516509.gif -(2062590B / 1.97MB, 260x320) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Warrenty on my Acer laptop is almost up
In November the warrenty on my laptop is almost up. Anything I can do that will help me get a new laptop from these cheap bastards?
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NellCrimmlestene.dd - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:00:04 EST fEBawfWP No.121961 Reply
Wow! New Hard drive! I bet the OP still has the original installed operating system on it from Acer anyway. It should work pretty much fine otherwise than an occasional reinstall.
SidneyNumbleham.cpp - Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:38:11 EST SSiZFsax No.121970 Reply
I'm still looking for a solution. Right now I'm thinking about short/circuiting it and seeing what happens.

What mouse do you use and what mouse do you recommend?

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- Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:34:26 EST DvJrQAEE No.121715
File: 1522272866578.jpg -(256186B / 250.18KB, 1500x1364) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What mouse do you use and what mouse do you recommend?
I've been using the Logitech G602 and Gigabyte M8000X for a long time now,
but they are not performing well, due to age now.

>been using the Logitech MX518 a very long time ago.
>got it for 50$
>great mouse, but after many years of service it broke
>greedy dickheads want me to pay 150 $ now!

What mouse should I get now?
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BeatriceBlisslewell.pif - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 01:36:21 EST UqZ5rXJk No.121963 Reply
This pic is pedogatish or more mildly subliminal, looks like a black dildo.
BetsyHoneyridge.ds - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:48:24 EST WPhxa/LE No.121966 Reply
Where did the 3d render touch you? What kind of touch was it?

Minergate's DSH fuckery and how to actually get your DSH outta there before aug 31st

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- Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:55:25 EST UqZ5rXJk No.121957
File: 1534575325768.png -(18136B / 17.71KB, 256x256) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Minergate's DSH fuckery and how to actually get your DSH outta there before aug 31st
Never looked for crypto news here, if that's somehow the wrong channel and more appropriate for /b/ then I'll nb this on my first reply.

So I got an actual relevant amount of dashcoin mined through Minergate. Minergate without warning discontinued Dashcoin (not to be confused with DASH) so now I need to get the hell out the many DSHcoins I got over there.

See these annoying stupid fucking emails to see what they're yanking my chain with :

"QR-code cannot be used as the verification code since the codes are generating and changing every 30 secs. If you don't have a cell phone, you can also use Authy App for your PC.

Note, that while withdrawing DSH to regular wallet no 2fa is needed."

First, I get told I need to enable 2FA to Withdraw DSH. Verifying email wasn't enough, in my profile, to enable 2FA, they ask me to scan a QR code (chem engineer with an MA in Electromagnetics (actual MA program for those who take chem/mech/electric/factory/civl engineering). Whatever, my last cell phone is a cheap regular cell that's kind of a burner, pay as you want monthly, plan changes pery payment at the gas station for those codes to add time monthly, the cheapest option possible, to have SMS, a keyboard, a real one, 60gb of space for music and a hell lot of buttons related to it, a disabled camera and a hard factory reset would be the only way to re-activate it)great speakers to like go "hey brah, listen to this tune and it doesn't sound like a shitty mono AM radio like anything I've ever seen cell related and most importantly, ports, lots of ports, 12 of 'em, not into this trend of turning phones into vending machines....anyway rant about cell phones over, smartphones spared..., oh wait, all websites want you to, especially vanilla websites want your goddamn cell number to send you an SMS for confirmation these days, fuck Europe (I'm Canadian, we've got the most free internet still in the 5 eyes alliance, we're kinda like Romania, if we couldn't pirate by the Supreme Court's orders regarding mp3's are legal, just increase CD+R/CD-R prices get higher than DVD's, hell even double layer DVD's).

Shit, I'm high as shit on some homemade hash from bag bottoms of bud, 8 oz into 1 oz, only have the basic 3 bag ice extraction kit, but maaang, that stuff is llike uncut moroccan blonde, out there, yeah dabs and whatever, 100% thc, I find that stuff, unlike oil which is upwards 90% THC max and likely other cannbinoids, wax or whatever this thing showed up to replace 'noids now that 8-9 US states legalized and Canada told it's RCMP and provincial polices in those who have them and no RCMP, SQ, OPP...Newfoundlan being the other? Anyway, total decriminalization of bud, but hash, oil, CBD oil are being put on schedule I. What? They are only...you know what I'm gonna say. I'm high as fuck and my real Xanax 2mg bars (prescription), had 6, makes me fucking talkative and mind-racing.

Now that I got your attention, minergate are full of shit, it won't let me move my DSH that is there to a local wallet, dashcoin-linux fails to synch, at leas it does on Mint 17.3 mate. Booted in Win7, dashcoin-windows seem to synch and create a wallet fiine, depending on if I'm using vpn, openvpn to vps, smart DNS from the vpn provider or my unproctected IP (well, it's got ipfiltlerX on Peerblock amongst wiith a list of 35 countries, same on IPBlock, the gui to iptables).

When I get it to synch, I go to minergate and it asks me to enter a code for 2-FA because I can't read the QR code with my cellphone. I'll take security over 0.9984 worth of BTC of Dashcoin. Then the motherfuckers at support tell me I don't need 2-FA for Dashcoin wallet transfer...bitches aren't being real.

Sorry for the long post, hoped my securityfag discouse entertainted you the TL;DR is that minergate are what a lot of people say they might be, scammers or at least not very honest and only an elite group of user get to have non-shitty service. They tell people transferring the Dashcoin they're gonna steal from you on August 31st, knowing there is almost nowhere else to transfer the stuff, except the daschoin-wallet local program, when it finally synchronizes which is completely rando. Help me save my DSH. Mining monero on a pool from command line from now on, fuck minergate.
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BetsyHoneyridge.ds - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 03:31:38 EST WPhxa/LE No.121964 Reply
Is there a name for whatever the fuck is wrong with you?
BeatriceBlisslewell.pif - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 04:16:23 EST UqZ5rXJk No.121965 Reply
I'm bringing closure to my OP, the "replier" told me something I was aware of so I just said that the problem is solved, I thought somebody would know about dashcoin-<insertOS> and that sync error that went on forever, for random reasons, guess your mind can't think of such very complex concepts. Eat a dick. nb.

Best bang for your buck MicroSD Sim and Memory card for Samsung phones?

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- Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:45:27 EST sYzG/5yJ No.121956
File: 1534459527210.png -(1959492B / 1.87MB, 1600x900) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Best bang for your buck MicroSD Sim and Memory card for Samsung phones?
Kthx a lot. -SS xo

Quick Question Regarding RAM Compatibility

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- Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:00:30 EST uN+H6A5h No.121939
File: 1533578430361.gif -(971059B / 948.30KB, 200x199) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Quick Question Regarding RAM Compatibility
Hello /tech/, I would just like to know if RAM #1...

is the same as the less-expensive RAM #2...

It seems to fit the specs for my ASUS m4a78 PLUS motherboard as provided by cnet here...

Would it work?
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CarolineFemmlehood.msg - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:38:11 EST uN+H6A5h No.121948 Reply
Better than sinking $1000 on a new rig.
Hell, the only thing next in line to replace would be my processor/mobo, that's it. Everything else is pretty new.
My graphics card is fairly new, it's got a new power source, and it has more than enough drive storage.
Anyways here's an update since nobody was wondering...

>Got all 4 RAM cards
>2/4 DOA
>waiting on replacements in the mail
>the other 2 work
NathanielWinkinpock.vxd - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:06:14 EST WPhxa/LE No.121950 Reply
>Better than sinking $1000 on a new rig.

There's a middle ground. You could have spent $140 on a newer motherboard and CPU and $100 on 16GB of DDR3.
RebeccaBlombledeck.pot - Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:28:58 EST iJolvdV4 No.121952 Reply
I agree with that. You should get a new mobo and 4gb of ram. ddr3 ram is pretty cheap for such a small amount and then you can just upgrade later. It'll cost more but it'll be worth it.

Media files are the enemy of The People

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- Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:28:56 EST 555Hd1LO No.121944
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Hey, odd question. I'm running windows seven still, and a little bit ago something weird happened to all my media files. It used to be that when I explored my files in a window set to "group by type" it would segregate all the media files into their specific categories (such as .mp3, .avi, .webm, etc.) But now in both my desktop HD and my external HDs, all the files in the same folder are just grouped together into one mass collection off all media files. It's only doing this for things that I've associated with VLC media player. All my image files are still categorized separates into .gif .png etc.

Why did this happen? Is this just my life now or is there a way to correct this? I can't figure out how to phrase this question in a way that returns useful google results
NicholasCepperbatch.cat - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:37:18 EST FSTocPG7 No.121945 Reply
Sometimes Windows Explorer will decide that files should be organized a certain way. Too many MP3s? Now it's a media folder organized by artist because fuck you that's why. You can force it to have whatever columns you want, but you can also look that up for yourself.

MA first build

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- Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:55:52 EST eLCrXCzc No.121690
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Okay, so, I've always been interested in hardware. I've tore down old machines, watched a billion and one build guides, and even tried, and failed, to build a machine out of scraps from a bin. But finally, I am ready to construct my own machine out of new parts! This is not only a first build, but a budget build. I gave myself a budget of 400 dollars, and ended up blowing that budget by 200. Hopefully not in vain. All the parts have been ordered, and the last one shipped today, so come Friday, I will have all the parts and all weekend to build, though there *are* a few things I've been wondering about.

Let's start with this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/diogenesofindy/saved/BYxvVn

This is everything I have ordered so far. I know I'm missing a GPU, but damn it, I just can't afford it. And I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but the prices are simply ridiculous, flat outrageous.

Out of curiosity, I threw that build up on another tech forum, and they said it was a great budget build, but if they were to do anything, they'd get an I3 8100, and the mobo to fit it. Making it this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/diogenesofindy/saved/v3wQVn

Now, if I were to return the mobo and cpu, I'd save a good 20 bucks, and the benchmark for the 8100 is 36 points better, according to http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-8100-vs-Intel-Core-i3-6300/3942vs3536

At this point I should say, I am currently using an old as hell dell inspiron 530S. I haven't ever cracked open the case, but ik it's packing an Intel pentium E2200 (the benchmark comparison is pitiful http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-Dual-E2200-vs-Intel-Core-i3-6300/m1712vs3536 )

It's also got <4 gigs of, what I assume, DDR2 ram, though, like I said, I haven't opened it since I got it second hand. I'm running Linux Mint's Sarah on it atm. The fossil can't even run undertale or minecraft even in their lowest settings, and the fan sounds like a helicopter taking off. Needless to say, I really don't want to use it for much longer. I'm honestly afraid it'll catch fire.

Basically, what I want to know is, is the performance boost between the two CPUs great enough for me to return the 6300 and mobo, wait for the refund, and then wait for the new parts? Or will is it so minor, I won't really notice it while I play MC and surf the interwebz? Whatcha think guise?
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OliverWanderstitch.nlm - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:06:33 EST fF6eQRLM No.121708 Reply
Nice dude, grats on the build and on some extra goodies to boot. Also

Holy shit that tv as a monitor lol. If you use that for gaming with mouse and keyboard up close get ready to get the shit scared out of you by anything in your periphery. Anyway looks great, hope you enjoy the shit out of it.
JamesFanspear.prn - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:13:38 EST Y2IE13tG No.121709 Reply
Yeah. Between the huge size and the relatively low res that card will be driving you're gonna wanna be halfway across the room. Or I suppose you could just use the bottom left quarter of the screen.

4k got pretty cheap so fast. Goddamn.
FuckGubbleshit.swf - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 22:21:00 EST RZ3Bgh6T No.121935 Reply
I remember the days of collecting all the old junk computers and fixing them up. I had a room full of computers. All almost useless. Sure I spread my data amongst them. Some were used for storing movies and what not. Some for old games. Real old games. But other than that I could only do basic stuff. But it is an important learning phase and the best way to learn to handle the parts and trouble shoot before spending lots of money. Lol there was one computer that would freeze up, and I would kick it and it would start to work again. Now I have several PCs and a visualization host.

Small everyday hacks

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- Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:51:31 EST xGG0I8q7 No.121777
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What sort of small hacks have you thrown together to solve small problems?

> have a script that kills all my torrents when the VPN goes down. It just watches tun0 and then runs a killall on a couple programs when that dies.
> made some small modifications to screenkeys that says what some hotkeys do for recording some videos. So now it says "Ctrl-Z (Undo)" instead of just "Ctrl-Z".

I think we all throw together artless solutions like this, and I was just wondering what sorts of things other people get up to.
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AliceTrotcocke.pub - Thu, 17 May 2018 20:58:50 EST VE/AF86e No.121816 Reply
just some .bat files tied to keyboard shortcuts to navigate faster. And other stuff to customize uncustomizable wangblows stuff.

@echo off
mode con: cols=32 lines=8
color 04
title .=~^^~=. IP DISPLAY .=~^^~=.

set /a hand=%random% %% 2
if %hand%==0 goto opip1
if %hand%==1 goto opip2

Timeout /t 1 >nul
ipconfig | findstr /i "ipv4"
echo (^>")>
Timeout /t 1 >nul
ipconfig | findstr /i "ipv4"
echo ^<("<)
goto opip1

ipconfig | findstr /i "ipv4"
echo ^<(" )>
Timeout /t 1 >nul
ipconfig | findstr /i "ipv4"
echo ^<( ")>
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EugeneCollykig.ffo - Wed, 23 May 2018 20:04:22 EST 3XkSuKlC No.121823 Reply
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>But I'm a dumbass and sometimes forget I have a torrent client running in the background. I just don't want to catch a strike in the time between when I do something stupid and when I realize I did something stupid.

Does the client let you pick which adapter to use? Tixati does and you can pick the VPN client. If it disconnects your torrents all stop.
FuckGubbleshit.swf - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 22:00:40 EST RZ3Bgh6T No.121933 Reply
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Building my own hyper-visor visualization host from scratch using Arch Linux and KVM. Currently have Windows 10 installed on an Msata card that is a pcie sata card being passed through to the container along with a 1080 ti gpu and a usb 3.0 card. I will make my host os clean and base it like qubes os and make remove it's network capability. I will have an openwrt server with the NIC passed through to it and use it to distribute internet amongst my VMs and also make my host update over one of those servers as-well since it doesn't have LAN. I will have multiple template VMs for different linux distros and then different snapshots for different purposes all using libvirt sandbox to only share the x session for the requested application instead of the entire Desktop Environment. All this and it will be a multi user host instead of a single user like qubes. A super computer for the family. Managing all vpns, cell phones, back ups and and anything else your family needs. Gaming, surveillance, weather, homework etc. I want virtual android and IOS nodes that your phone will interact with over 4G if your signal is adequate. So not quite a small every day hack, but a bunch of medium sized projects crammed into my life's dream. A super computer in every home.

Call Recording

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- Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:06:44 EST 94FB++dH No.121924
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I want to record the dumb fucking stuff my landlord says so I can get his ass fired. Is there a good, not-leaky app I can download to do this or is it more complicated?

DavidHoneybanks.xif - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 02:50:17 EST qTsOF2rI No.121930 Reply
I use ACR, free version is available in the app store and works well for me. All my incoming and outgoing are recorded automatically

Unity question

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- Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:09:00 EST +hBXRTiS No.121926
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I have an issue where all imported 3d models have no meshes or models attached. I don't know what to do!!!!
I tried downloading from a few sites even unity asset store, but all my meshes are missing.
WalterFiffingshaw.bud - Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:24:30 EST EoSFWMdl No.121929 Reply
That's super weird. I wonder if somethings borkt in the importer. This sort of thing used to happen to me before the linux version of the editor had a proper blender import.

I assume you tried importing an .fbx? If that doesn't work, my best advice is to reinstall unity... maybe something's just wrecked in your install.

my grandma wants lsd

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- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:14:11 EST d68NE8sZ No.121917
File: 1531973651966.jpg -(52714B / 51.48KB, 570x384) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. my grandma wants lsd
and Im trying to figure out how to darknet
I saw a really good write up of how to go about it. awhile ago but it probs 404d days ago

I googles it and I trust you guys the most so I'm sorry for being an idiot but id appreciate help
CharlesSuttingkotch.rdo - Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:32:55 EST 1Qv7n3W8 No.121923 Reply
/r/dnm or something like that.
ALso no asking for sources or whatever so this will get deleted.

Oi, pricks

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- Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:11:16 EST RrRtf/6A No.121918
File: 1532106676937.jpg -(106752B / 104.25KB, 1024x728) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Oi, pricks
My laptop keeps overheating when there's anything strenuous on the screen, like /b/tube or games from the year 2000. I don't know why it can't cope with this shit. Any advice?
HamiltonPittgold.dd - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:16:50 EST tOE+8scM No.121919 Reply
Record the temperatures on all thermal sensors. Open it and blow out any dust. If it doesn't improve, the thermal paste may need to be replaced.
NicholasMillymane.icl - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:29:38 EST vpfE8QdL No.121920 Reply
probably full of dust and needs cleaning
AngusFabbledock.dev - Sat, 21 Jul 2018 02:30:08 EST aTh59hd0 No.121921 Reply
What version of windows? Like does it have software that originally came with the computer.

Do a new clean install with an untouched windows. I have found Dell,
etc, help programs, maintaince programs, driver updaters, from the
manufacturer makes windows fail. As well, basic manufacturer
programs screw things up. If yes, find a clean copy of win7 pro
and install that. Laptop, get specific drivers from MS optional
updates. They should be the first optional updates, monitor etc.

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