Here we talk about torrents particulaly how uTorrent is shit.
Lately it seems like my torrent downloads have corrupted packets (if thats the right term for it). What happens is my download gets to 100%, but then when I restart the torrent program it checks for corrupt packets and restarts the download from 90% or so. I have to close and restart the program 2-3 times to fix all the corrupted packets or else I get problems like programs not installing properly or not being able to extract rars/zips/7z file properly. Anyone else get this problem?
I just learned about Tixati and fell in love.
You know, one thing I miss about µTorrent is that torrents would have an error state for when the target directory couldn't be found (usually because the hardware was unplugged). In the clients I've used since though, the torrents simply reset to 0% after failing to find resume data, meaning when I do re-connect the hardware, they try to re-download what's already there. Does anyone know a way around this?
I thought most clients would just sync the progress with the .part file and carry on from there.
look for a verify/recheck option in a right-click menu (or equivalent for non-windows systems). That will work for one-off type events.
So I recently got a smartphone. What would you guys say are some must have apps?
If you go into the settings menu there should be this cool hidden game called "factory reset", it's really addictive.
If you care about privacy, I recommend installing Cyanogenmod.
why do people pay 8 million dollars for some aluminium garbage to browse shitbook with?
i use macs exclusively because they are superior to all other tech but mainly because i am a massive ABe fanboy and maybe one day he will come over and we can talk about macs together or something.
btw the navi this board is named after is a thinly disguised mac
tachibana labs is loosely based on apple, but obviously allows a lot more room for modification
The majority of people use it as a status symbol. After that; it's fast, it's ubiquitous, it's identical, it matches the drapes.
To them a computer goes no further than a Facebook/email machine and a household fixture.
God uses CoplandOS
What are those things with a touchscreen and a pen you can use to write, draw etc?
I'd like to get one
Is there anything you'd recommend if I just want to write stuff and draw on it?
I think you can get some decent android tablets under $200.
Not long ago I was looking into tablets but didn't like the lack of power/storage space so I got myself a hybrid notebook/tablet. Not sure if I can really recommend that since they tend to be pretty pricey.
maybe this will help
I should add that some of those may not come with a pen or be compatible with pens, so that may be something to keep an eye on when looking.
This might sound strange but I've noticed that I can almost feel when I have something copied to my clipboard. It's like it goes past simply remembering having something in there. Do you ever get that?
Nah, I usually forget what I have saved to it and usually forget that I even have something there unless it's one of those moments where I get curious and just Ctr+V on some space to see what's on/in it.
Either way, I'd prefer to have something else as a super power rather than knowing if I had something saved in my clipboard.
I feel I could accidentally paste something somewhere I don't want to, so I copy random letters into the clipboard so that doesn't happen. Most often I copy "re" into it.
[Usubeniya (Usubeni Sakurako)] Homuhomu ni Buta o Miru youna Me de Mikudasarete Fumarete Ashikoki sareru Hon (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
That nagging feeling you get in the back of your mind and in your right arm? Yeah, I get it too, I'm guessing that my memory has become used to compartmentalizing that useless bit of information. At the very least it's helpful to have around at times. I would call it Phantom Clipboard Syndrome if it weren't for the fact that there is usually something in my clipboard when I get that feeling.
I'll find use for that later, thanks.
A bit late with this one, but whatever. To start off:
It's been many years since it started to bloat. I've probably used Transmission the longest, but overall I recommend Deluge.
Glad I dropped that shit a while back. I've been using Deluge for a while now ever since somebody recommended it to me. It's not too bad.
I'm glad I stopped updating my copies years ago before they introduced ads.
I wont use a version past 1.8.1
That doesn't sound like a particularly good idea, using such an old version. Why not use a different client, I wouldn't trust these guys regardless of what version I'm using.Post edited on 3rd Apr 2015, 12:34pm
This is the point of embarkation, to all our cosmic journeys.
ITT: everything related to neurology and the brain
I've been thinking, I spend a fucking shitload of time on my computer. How long though, exactly. Today I woke up at 10:00 and maybe I was off the computer for an hour since then, so 11 hours about only today. What have I got to show for that? nothing. I've gained nothing that will help myself more than a little bit or qualify myself better for jobs etc. Have any of you made use of your time? Like learning how to program or how to use different operating systems, learning a language, maybe? Things like that. All this information is available on the internet after all. How have you used this magical tool to better yourself?
From easy tutorial videos to digital papers, I've learned a lot online that I've applied to my graphical, musical and academic (scientific/philosophical) work. Regardless if it has gotten me money, social status or whatever, I've created plenty of things from my time online which I liked, thus justifying the time spent there as i could get closer to who I want to be. For me, at least, that's already enough.
Course I have, I know how to program and I enjoy toying with operating systems. It's not hard, it just requires patience and a lot of searching though search engines.
I don't care about improving myself though, I just do things that make me happy. If I do something that makes me feel good, it's not wasted time. I use computers and the internet because I like them, and I don't need anything else. It's not an addiction, it's an escape.
>It's not an addiction, it's an escape.
True enough. There's plenty of things I've learned online that I've enjoyed doing but the only thing they get me is that enjoyment.
Why use linux?
I see your point. I don't think linux is hard to use at all, it's much easier to use than Windows, but I'm good with computers anyways so I don't think I'm the best judge.
You surely can set it up so it's very simple and easy, I did that with my mom's computer too and she never has any problems with it even though she's not tech savvy (but she's not retarded either). I had to configure it for her and ask her what she wants and what looks she is comfortable with, though.
But I think realistically speaking when your average idiot would get a new computer and it had linux mint or ubuntu preinstalled they would be pretty freaking confused why it doesn't look like their friend's computer, where internet explorer went or why windows executables won't run, etc.
Of course this is not the system's fault at all, but I think you're underestimating how stupid the average user really is. I think this problem is a bit deeper than just what the system alone can do. That's how I look at it.
Edit: something like this for example does not suprise me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qj8p-PEwbI (3DPD warning)Post edited on 9th Nov 2014, 5:15pm
>I think you're underestimating how stupid the average user really is
You may very well be right. I always tend to assume that most young adults are very computer literate... but thinking back on it, that wasn't always the case. I can see where an average person that isn't computer literate would be pretty dumbfounded if they were used to seeing Windows elsewhere and booted up a Linux distro.
freedom for the awaiting autist inside of you. open-source, package-manager, freedom, secure(?)
completely customizable, so you can chose what program to install, so it can get faster as you know everything that is installed and can remove whatever that is not needed
I once put ubuntu on my dad's computer because he kept getting viruses, and he used it for a while, but he had me switch him back to windows because he liked it better. To each his own.
They're damn awesome!
Not that guy but I've used an addon for firefox called reloadevery.
not the same person but you can use "reload every" for firefox.
Get tab mix plus instead, it has that and more
that's a neat addon, thanks.
What anti-virus do you use?
I was a long time Kaspersky user but I grew tired of having to buy/search for keys so I could have updates, not to mention their software kept getting heavier and slower. I switched to Avira Antivir recently and I can't complain so far, although I don't know how good the detection rates are but it seems to do well on the tests I read. I also miss that registry blocker Kaspersky had, so you know when any kind of program is fiddling with your registry.
"Common Sense" can't protect you when security flaws exist. Anyone who thinks so doesn't understand how computers work.
And anti-virus software can't protect you either. Generally speaking you are always at risk.
I don't use any anti-virus. I do use Linux mostly, but I dual-boot Win7 and I believe that, as long I keep my box up to date and keep a decent firewall (my iptables rules only allow torrents as incoming traffic), I'm as secure as it gets. I've been thinking about installing snort recently, but that's just me being paranoid.
ESET NOD32, I get the keys / user name & password from facebook pages.
Heh, I made this thread in 2011. It's funny how things change but also a bit embarrassing reading stuff you wrote.
I haven't used an antivirus for a few years now. It slows down your computer and you're not much safer with it, maybe it's because I actually learned how to use computers. It also bothers me how they constantly sweep your drive and god knows what data they send through the internet to their developers.
Frankly, if you care about privacy it's better to not use one and instead secure your browser with stuff like uBlock or NoScript. Having Malwarebytes installed on the side (but not running) is nice for a once a month check up.
uBlock makes Adblock Plus/Ghostery and all that other stuff deprecated with a smaller memory footprint. /shilling over