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1842 No. 1842 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some unusual peripherals you've come across?
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>>1842
The vertical mice as seen in your image are supposed to be pretty ergonomic. I haven't had a chance to try them but I really want to.

The recessed ergonomic keyboards are another thing that's supposed to be really ergonomic but looks a bit funky at first glance.
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>>1842

Unless you constrain that to unusual and useful/functional, you'll find a lot of stuff made from shitty ideas that failed for clear and deservedly obvious reasons.

As for one that I thought was weird, but turned out to be immensely useful: the horizontal scroll wheel on a madcatz RAT mouse.
I just wish the quality of the mouse matched the price tag, because it was very hard to learn to live without it when I switched to a more normal mouse that would last longer than year before it starts to fail.

>>1843

and here I thought DVORAK keyboards went extinct a decade ago....

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1832 No. 1832 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about companies and governments selling your genetic data? Is it invasive? Do you think there should be regulations when it comes to technologies when it comes to gene editing to prevent transhumanist bullshit?
https://youtu.be/wBCJCJZ4aE0
https://youtu.be/3uVfSvqmwuo
https://youtu.be/FLsKkbNIlLo
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>>1832
If you voluntarily surrender information to someone you don't have any reason to trust and then it turns out that they were lying about why they wanted the information and they plan on abusing it, who is to blame? The people who get into positions of power are awful people, you were taught that from a young age. "Power corrupts" remember that?
If you go out for a walk into the swamp in the evening on a warm day in May and the mosquitos go wild on you because you didn't put on any repellent whos at fault? You can't blame a bloodsucker for trying to suck your blood and you can't blame corrupt authoritarian animals for abusing power, they're both things you're expected to be away of and protect yourself from.
They can't sell your data if they don't have it. As long as they never get mine they'll never be able to genetically modify a superior being because I'm the prototype of perfection.
>> No. 1834 [Edit]
>>1833
That's the lowest effort bait I've read today.

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1830 No. 1830 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone else seeing this message on the main page of tohnochan? It's an april fools joke right?
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Nah it's legit. You don't know how much I need that 10 cents a day from ad money. I need it to pay the ten thousand dollar a month server costs. So if you would be so kind, please disable your adblocker so those porn ads can infect your system with malware.

also here, have a photo of a cute cat to manipulate your feelings and make you feel bad about blocking the ads. Please think of the kittens!

Yes it's an April fools joke, ads are aids and TC has none.

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1101 No. 1101 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been wanting to try programming or game making for a while now but I don't know where to start. I have a vague idea of what I want to make. Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them. If you've ever played ghost trick I wanted to make something like that. I really enjoyed that games puzzles and I liked how a scene was being played out as you solved them.

But trying to emulate that kind of gameplay is too ambitious for a first try so maybe something closer to "I wish I were the moon" http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/461959
>> No. 1102 [Edit]
Making video games is difficult and learning any language is extremely tedious. The software I write nearly every day is what most people, myself included, would consider boring and the tedium is absolutely inescapable. It will more than likely take great resolve to do anything you have in mind today.

If you decide to program it yourself you should learn java and get comfortable with that. Java is a fine language for beginners and teaches useful OO concepts.

Assembly and Python are also excellent starting points for beginners, Python will teach almost everything a beginner should learn. It's easy to use and would make a great stepping stone if you want to later use a language like C/C++/Java. Python is great in and of its self and you can stick with it. Assembly takes a bit of effort to learn, but it's still by far the best way to really get to grips with programming, but I still recommend it less than Python and Java.

If you decide you aren't tough enough and programming is not for you, there are things like Wintermute Engine and Visionaire Studio that will let you make your game with little or no programming knowledge. They're really easy to use, so I hear, and they would suit someone with not so much time to invest in a hobby.

>Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them.

That is a point and click adventure game.
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Try simple games first like this:
https://hifight.github.io/footsies/

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1762 No. 1762 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Why do gpu makers put all their effort into making the top of the card look fancy when you're likely only going to see the side and the bottom? Why do the fans blow downwards anyway? wouldn't it make more sense to vent the heat upwards?

With these questions in mind it seems people are taking to side mounting their gpu, problem is that pushes the card right up to the case window and blocks the air flow. Anyways, what do you guys think about this? would you mount yours sideways, do you not care if it sags at the end when mounted traditionally, what's your take?
>> No. 1763 [Edit]
I am pretty sure the fans on most graphics cards blow air into the heatsink, leaving it to exhaust out the side or back of the card, then sucked up by the rear fan. Not much you can do about that but I think it works fine most times unless the computer not designed for a large card like that. There are also blower style graphics cards which use a radial fan to blow air through a duct and out the back of the slot covers, which works better in tight computers, it's pretty common. I think a simple reason for making the card look nicer on the fan side would be that those images are what is mostly shown in product pages where people purchase the cards, so people will buy the better looking one regardless of if they'll see it in their case or not. Most computers don't have a clear panel anyway so the majority of the time the side isn't even seen.

Post edited on 29th Oct 2018, 6:12pm
>> No. 1764 [Edit]
>>1762
Air movement is more of a non-issue. The larger issues are generally going to be the heatsinks getting gunked up with dust. Make sure to blow out the dust every now and again.

With modern cases, there is plenty of room to prevent air from stagnating and heat up.

The real problem, as can be clearly shown in your image, is the PCIe ports being completely blocked. God forbid you want to use one of the new and fancy SSD drives, or a good quality sound card, or a network card.

Also, with multiple card set ups, you now have to remove everything to get to the card vice being able to lift out the problem card by itself. The cases and motherboards were designed with the vertical mount orientation in mind, both for air flow and ease of use. Changing that on a whim is a stupid idea, unless you *really* need to show off the LEDs on the fans of your graphics card which would be otherwise obstructed by another PCIe card.

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1419 No. 1419 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/navi/ quality images, go!
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>> No. 1667 [Edit]
>>1645
It appears as if this one was designed for GPU based crypto-currency mining for a large rig with many graphics cards.
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1521 No. 1521 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is WannaCry? Well, some little asshole wrote some code that exploits a hole in SMB within Windows. WannaCry, also known as Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCryptor, or WCRY, like other nasty ransomware variants, blocks access to a computer or its files and demands money to unlock it. Once infected with the WannaCry ransomware, victims are asked to pay up to $300 in order to remove the infection from their PCs, otherwise it is rendered unusable, and their files remain locked.

In general getting this on your computer sucks a sweaty ball sack. But hey, the fun's not over. This isn't like other ransomware. This one has a little surprise that comes with it. That hole in SMB allows it to actively hunt a network for other vulnerable computers. So it's contagious. That means all your friends at the coffee shop can join you in your misery.

So what can you do? Well if you're already infected, not much. Hope you have good backups, and I hope even more that you don't pay the fucking ransom. The last thing these people need is more money.

If you're not infected, well you have some options. First is get the update that fixes the hole. This will make you much less likely to get infected. However, with most of the planet banging on Windows Update right now, it might be a while. However, Microsoft does allow you to install from a stand alone patch.

Microsoft even released a patch for Windows XP SP3. "So what?" you say? Well, it was extremely generous of them to do so. Windows XP is a deprecated operating system. Microsoft was under no obligation whatsoever to release such a patch, but they did anyway.

Anywho...Below are direct links to the patches from Microsoft. Your best bet is to install these if you haven't already updated.

Finally, don't open suspicious emails, and NEVER EVER FUCKING EVER open an attachment you weren't expecting. You're welcome.

Windows XP SP3 http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/csa/csa/secu/2017/02/windowsxp-kb4012598-x86-custom-enu_eceb7d5023bbb23c0dc633e46b9c2f14fa6ee9dd.exe
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>> No. 1610 [Edit]
>>1536
how does this image change when opened? what's that called?
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There was a far higher proportion of fun and harmless viruses back in the day.
>> No. 1689 [Edit]
>>1688
I don't see how that's either fun or harmless.
>> No. 1690 [Edit]
>>1689
The author provided a crack that automatically cleared that score too, if I remember correctly.

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1495 No. 1495 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
"2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels."
Your thoughts?
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>> No. 1670 [Edit]
>>1495
Greenwashed bullshit. A 6kW set will set you back $15k and break even in 10+ years - that's excluding PV degradation, weather and battery replacements. I'd rather put that money into a low yielding fund and double it instead.

>>1669
Your tax money died for their sins.
>> No. 1673 [Edit]
>>1670
>break even in 10+ years
And by then the technology will be outdated with cheaper better stuff on the market. Not to mention the batteries would likely be toast by then.
>> No. 1683 [Edit]
I'm uneducated about energy extraction methods, which would be cheapest?
which would be eco-friendliest?
which would be most endurable?
>> No. 1684 [Edit]
>>1495
Now it's 2018, solar cell tech has been a bit more stagnant than we'd all like, and the US (one of the few major countries with enough empty desert to build massive solar plants in) still has tariffs on Chinese panels in some futile attempt to save some tiny domestic companies. I'm not holding my breath for a solar takeover in the next 20 years.

>>1683
Wind is very cheap, as in actually cheaper than coal and natural gas on real world grids where natural gas is subsidized instead of renewables, and it scales enough that it is the majority of generation in economies as large as the UK and Texas on many days. Capacity is still growing even after the US dropped rules that would have made coal fired plants more expensive.
I don't think anyone can confidently say what is most eco-friendly. Even if you replaced that extremely broad question with "what has the lowest effect on the greenhouse per Mwh generated" it's not straightforward. I don't want to shill wind too hard because it has obvious location limitations, but it's pretty great by this metric. Solar, hydro, and nuclear require a lot of energy to build (which for now means lots of fossil fuels burned), but have the potential to generate a ton of power in the equipment lifetime to offset.
Nuclear is theoretically the most enduring method if we're talking about the longevity of the equipment; that shit is supposed to be built to run indefinitely, but then people cut corners and it goes down in a natural disaster, and then other plants are shut in the ensuing political storm. Solar is of course on top if you mean the source itself, since if we switched to nuclear power we'd most likely run out of uranium before the sun dies.

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1641 No. 1641 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I got my first copyright notice from my ISP today, and it warned this was my second infraction. Checked and saw two other emails I never noticed from them. So now I think it's about time I get on a VPN, as the peer blocker I've been using till now seems worthless.
Can you guys recommend any? I've tried tunnel bear and hide.me with their free versions and thought hide.me was pretty decent and it allows torrenting. Can you guys recommend any others that wont break the bank, or steal/sell my info?
>> No. 1643 [Edit]
I have used Airvpn for this purpose, and have found that it works well. Torrenting while on Windows slows down to a crawl for some reason. Fortunately, I don't do most of it on Windows so that's no issue. Just a heads up as you may run into this with other services. Many give free trials limited by time/data so you could try a few out. Seems you already have. Mullvad, nordvpn are some others I know of. Go with whatever is cheaper I guess.
>> No. 1649 [Edit]
define break the bank.

The one TT recommends/advertises would be my recommendation, ~40 USD for a year for their services.
Probably less than what you pay each month for internet if you are in the united states.
>> No. 1658 [Edit]
>>1649
OP here. sorry for the late reply but I ended up going with the one you recommended. Can't get it to work on my pc, and the app fucks up my phone, but it works on my laptop so it's whatever.

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36 No. 36 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I thought the ponderings thread was getting a little computer-heavy, so I made this thread for general whinging about technology and the like. It sort of already exists in other threads, but that didn't stop people...
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>> No. 1625 [Edit]
my flip phone stopped taking a charge and now i have to get a new phone and i'm afraid that i'm going to be forced into getting one of those rectangular 3dpdbook tracking devices that ntggers prefer to telephones these days when all i really want is a telephone to call people with and not a gps tracking device which uploads my position to the cloud constantly, even when i'm committing crimes. imagine being so fucking stupid that you pay the phone company hundreds of dollars a month to collect incriminating evidence against you.
>> No. 1626 [Edit]
>>1625
>my flip phone stopped taking a charge
replace the battery.
>> No. 1627 [Edit]
>>1623
i run a separate machine for my file server because i found out i don't like sharing ram and bandwith with the outside world. i capped the server's bandwith at a bit below my total capacity so it can do it's thing and it never causes me any trouble.
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I am trying to read a handful of ext4 formatted drives from windows. However, since I used some specific format parameters so I could save disk space, some of the linus fs readers don't work. This one called ext2fds actually allows you to mount drives right in windows but it only works with the one partition I formatted with default parameters. Another, called DiskInternals Linux Reader, does work but only lets you browse the file sytems in their standalone program. You have to "save" files you want to copy over to use them normally. Real round about way of doing things but oh well.

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1280 No. 1280 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A bit late with this one, but whatever. To start off:

https://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-quietly-installs-riskware-bitcoin-miner-users-report-150306/
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>> No. 1607 [Edit]
>>1606
From what I've gathered there are two exploits, meltdown and spectre. Meltdown is intel only and effects everything they've made going back 20 years save a few exceptions (some atom, itanium cpus). Spectre has a few variants which effect Intel, AMD, and some mobile chips. I forget which, but I believe only one or two effect AMD, and for those it is harder due to architecture. That's all I got off the top of my head. AMD made a statement about that which is on their site explaining it better.

Post edited on 5th Jan 2018, 2:18pm
>> No. 1608 [Edit]
>>1605
Windows is supposed to be releasing a band aid patch on the 9th for this. they're saying now it can be as bad as 30% slowdown due to the memory leaks and that this makes computers very vulnerable to hacking. All we can do is wait for windows and Intel to work something out.
>> No. 1609 [Edit]
>>1608
Windows 10 has a patch I believe, 7 does too but not sure if that's pushed to windows update yet.

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4056897
>> No. 1629 [Edit]
Here's a test to see if you browser is spectre-proof:
http://xlab.tencent.com/special/spectre/spectre_check.html

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