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Recent News Post: chrome and spam bot errors by Tohno - 23rd May 2018
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1365 No. 1365 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's your current uptime? Longest?

Post edited on 22nd Nov 2015, 7:55pm
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>> No. 1371 [Edit]
>>1370
How do you keep from restarting due to updates?
>> No. 1372 [Edit]
>>1371
I just changed the settings for the updates is all. I have it download the updates but don't install them until I say so. It's right in the control panel.
Mostly why I haven't upgraded to 10 yet, because that option isn't there anymore, and I don't want to "break" the system by disabling the update service entirely. It's kind of a petty reason but that combined with my laziness and apathy is enough to prevent me from upgrading.
>> No. 1394 [Edit]
Is it really good for the computer to be on for that long?

That being said I'm at 1 day 6 hours.
>> No. 1395 [Edit]
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>>1394
No idea, but I've been keeping mine on for years, with plenty of power failures to make sure I don't keep my uptime. If it impacts it's lifetime at all, I'm sure it's very minimal. Just make sure you have good cooling.
I'd think the thing it would impact most is the hard drive, if anything. But of course that depends on what your machine is doing while idle.

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47 No. 47 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Technology-related, so I guess it goes here.

As some of you probably know by know, Steve Jobs died yesterday, October 5th. What road do you think Apple will take from now on?

I'm hoping for some modern successors to discontinued products from back in the day, such as the Apple III, or heck, even one of these compact Macintosh types (as seen in the picture). Though I have no idea what a modern version of those might even look like. Certainly not a box with a CRT screen on it.
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>> No. 62 [Edit]
>>1105
Is it because your country is unusually smart and/or informed, or were they all just tricked into another product?
>> No. 63 [Edit]
>>1106
Simply poor, so everyone uses PCs with pirated software.
>> No. 64 [Edit]
 
this video tells alot about apples main shitty defense league of userbase.
>> No. 1400 [Edit]
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1400
What a weird problem...
Setting the date to 1 January 1970 will brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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1298 No. 1298 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I've heard with watercolor systems that the non-conductive liquids out there can eventually become conductive over time as the liquid will pick up minerals in the pipes and components they pass over. making them essentially pointless.
My question is, would this not also apply to mineral oil systems? Is it not possible to wake up one day after a few years and find your fish tank pc to be completely fried?
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>> No. 1305 [Edit]
>>1304
>I think the whole concept is retarded.
What's retarded about dunking your computer in a fish tank full of oil?
>> No. 1312 [Edit]
>>1305

it may be surprising to you, but the oil will protect the computer's innards from corrosion in addition to the massive heat dissipation.
you also don't need to clean dust bunnies out of the fans and heat sinks regularly.
>> No. 1313 [Edit]
>>1312
It will also lubricate inside your CPU, reducing drag when electrons flow through the pipes. Faster electrons = faster computer.
>> No. 1399 [Edit]
>>1298
Use distilled water?

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1306 No. 1306 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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?
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I just learned about Tixati and fell in love.
>> No. 1348 [Edit]
You know, one thing I miss about ĀµTorrent 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?
>> No. 1349 [Edit]
>>1348
I thought most clients would just sync the progress with the .part file and carry on from there.
>> No. 1378 [Edit]
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>>1348

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.

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1239 No. 1239 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
why do people pay 8 million dollars for some aluminium garbage to browse shitbook with?
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>> No. 1295 [Edit]
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.
>> No. 1296 [Edit]
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btw the navi this board is named after is a thinly disguised mac
>> No. 1351 [Edit]
tachibana labs is loosely based on apple, but obviously allows a lot more room for modification
>> No. 1356 [Edit]
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.

>>1296
>>1351
God uses CoplandOS

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1198 No. 1198 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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?
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>> No. 1243 [Edit]
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.
>> No. 1322 [Edit]
>>1198
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.
>> No. 1323 [Edit]
[Usubeniya (Usubeni Sakurako)] Homuhomu ni Buta o Miru youna Me de Mikudasarete Fumarete Ashikoki sareru Hon (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
>> No. 1328 [Edit]
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.

>>1323
I'll find use for that later, thanks.

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1183 No. 1183 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Why use linux?
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>> No. 1192 [Edit]
>>1191
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
>> No. 1194 [Edit]
>>1192
>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.
>> No. 1217 [Edit]
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
>> No. 1233 [Edit]
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.

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1049 No. 1049 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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.
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>> No. 1067 [Edit]
"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.
>> No. 1068 [Edit]
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.
>> No. 1223 [Edit]
ESET NOD32, I get the keys / user name & password from facebook pages.
>> No. 1234 [Edit]
>>1049
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.

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases

uBlock makes Adblock Plus/Ghostery and all that other stuff deprecated with a smaller memory footprint. /shilling over

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943 No. 943 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is random, but I just stumbled upon this site after Googling an old game I once played as a kid: 'Warpath'. The developer is apparently working on a sequel, Warpath 20th century and I saw screenshots which looked like the game was from 1997. The whole thing is depressing somehow, especially this page: http://www.synthetic-reality.com/history.htm
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>>1257
Yeah I agree, actually Cave Story is my favourite game (then again the spriting in it is pretty decent).

I downloaded the beta for Warpath 20th century and I actually had some fun with it. My first game was bewildering but by the second I got the hang of it. It soon got pretty repetitive though. Planets are too hard to kill using lazers or missiles, so you have to buy lots of neutron bombs. But those are really expensive, so you have to go through the grind of mining resources from uninhabited planets. It was probably 1.5-2 hours of fun.
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Somehow I feel this is how most of us are going to end up- fat and married with a fat son and having a fun time making media thats lame by other's standards and cracking lame jokes.
>> No. 949 [Edit]
I want to have a beer with this guy
>> No. 1218 [Edit]
>>948
>the galaxy is your oyster
top kek

oh my, why are games like this so perfect and full of.. authenticity?

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1200 No. 1200 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
intel vs amd which processor is best?
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>>1206

For all I know, he could have been talking APUs, CPUs, or GPUs.

they all fall under the generic term "processors" and have 70% overlap in functionality.

>>1204
>>1205

AMDs CPUs are faster.
but faster does not mean better.
For now, and probably the next 3-5 years, Intel makes better CPUs, though AMD makes better APUs.

For the laymen, if you plan on building a high end desktop, go with an Intel CPU (and plan on forking out $300+ for a decent video card to compliment it). If you are planing on commandeering a laptop/tablet or lower performance budget desktop computer, you will want an AMD APU.
>> No. 1211 [Edit]
>>1210
I've never once in my life heard someone refer to a GPU or APU as just a "processor". Moreover, OP brought up Intel and AMD specifically, the two leading CPU brands- even someone illiterate in technology would be able to infer that he was talking about CPUs.

I'll say it again: You knew damn well what he was talking about. You were just playing devil's advocate for a purpose I'm not entirely clear of. To appear "knowledgeable" by making the distinction, maybe?
>> No. 1215 [Edit]
>>1211
>I've never once in my life heard someone refer to a GPU or APU as just a "processor".

which clearly means nobody elsewhere in the world has or ever will, as you've been everywhere in the world, all the same time, and are the authoritative expert on the subject.

>You knew damn well what he was talking about.

I never said I didn't.

>You were just playing devil's advocate for a purpose I'm not entirely clear of. To appear "knowledgeable" by making the distinction, maybe?
Perhaps I'm just arguing for the sake of arguing. On the internet. Because I have absolutely nothing more productive to do at this very moment.
And arguments are the only type of conversation I am capable of doing with another person.
>> No. 1216 [Edit]
>>1215
I'll give you credit for the honesty.

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1012 No. 1012 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
what do you think, /tc/?
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>> No. 1119 [Edit]
>>1107
thats a propellor driven piston engine aircraft in your video. the method by which a propellor driven plane flies is entirely different from a jet powered aircraft. jet engine energy output isn't even measured in the same units as piston engines are, they're literally incomparable. you may as well have posted a movie of a flying carpet.
you're clearly not even remotely educated on this topic, i don't see why you're trying to pass yourself off as some sort of expert.
>> No. 1120 [Edit]
>>1119
they both fly because they have wings you genius.
>> No. 1212 [Edit]
I know this isn't meant to be taken seriously, but is it going against a treadmill making it slower, or going backwards, or stationary with respect to the ground?
>> No. 1214 [Edit]
Mythbusters did an episode on this and I don't know why. It's obvious that it will 'cause the engines provide thrust forward by moving air, not by turning the wheels, the wheels freewheel and are just there to hold it up. I can't believe that people are stupid enough to think that this would actually keep it on the ground.

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