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So I managed to corrupt my windows 7 install after 4 years, and I can't remember the site I got it from.
I really don't want to risk torrenting from piratebay or something like that, so where is the best place to get windows 7? I remember the version I got was a website that came with a guide, and showed you how to verify if your copy of windows was legit.
Also, would it be worth it to upgrade to 8.1? Or should I just wait until something better comes along, maybe windows 10?
Stock image from Google comes with gapps. The image comes with a script that flashes os, recovery, and radios. I.e. returns phone to a completely factory state. The script will erase everything on the phone so back up your shit.
Is there anyway to protect yourself from tools like ntpasswd and ophcrack in the event your laptop is stolen? I am assuming encryption but how might might a person set up encryption on Windows 7?
Does anyone know of a good free day planner or scheduler? Its surprisingly hard to find one.
Truecrypt can do disk level encryption for windows 7, but last I heard that project was abandoned. Windows 8 and beyond have a native utility for system disk encryption, I believe. Just Google "windows system disk encryption"
Why is my backup taking days? I am backing up my files on my Windows 7 PC to upgrade to Windows 8. I have about 2 TB of files to backup. I have backed up less than 1 TB (45%) and it has been like 36 hours.
I am using a 4 TB Seagate external hard drive.
I have kali on a live usb with persistence.
So far, I have come to the understanding that the persistent partition is just a separate partition that I can store files on.
Is it that, or is it another version of my distro, and the live version is just another one as well, therefore taking up almost twice the space?
I want to update my distro. Do I just click on the "persistence" option?
Additionally, when I boot with it, it beeps (no other live CDs/USBs do this on this machine). How do I disable the beep?
Does anybody know a decent monitor that has a headphone jack? I wont be using the jack for the PC but for when i connect my ps3 through HDMI, so I dont have to use the shitty speakers built in to the monitor.
Nevermind. I just checked all of the ports. All of them are 2.0, even the Segate's port.
Worst of all, when I lifted the Seagate to look at its port logo the USB connection fell out and now I have to start over again. See you in three days /g/.
>mfw the USB slipped out of the Seagate external hardrive
How do you prononunce APU?
Is it ay pee you or ah poo?
how long did it take you guys to feel competent when programming and discussing technology? I feel like every time I come on here I'm googling and trying to figure out different words/topics/etc.
How long until these words stop looking like hieroglyphics? haha
Forgive me if I use the wrong terminology here.
I just downloaded CSipSimple for android and was wondering which SIP server I should register with (or is it SIP trunking server?). Are there any that run on totally free and open source software? Any that are encrypted?
Also what is the difference between a service like this and google voice? I know google must purchase number pools or something, right? Also, their servers must route my call to someone's phone when I call someone's google number because I called my buddy's google voice number when his data was off and his cell still rang. Any information on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
when i started with python, it was 2 weeks until i had that moment where i realized i really did understand what i was reading. another 2-3 week later, i was at the point where i could read code in other languages and understand what was going on
that was 1-3 hours everyday of work. i still have large gaps about other things though. just be persistent and work everyday, and it will come to you. find some good books to read
the Asus X205TA is going to be on sale on black friday for 99$ and I was wondering if it is a worthwhile buy. I mainly would use it for homework/testing code/watching chinese cartoons in between classes. I already have a t60p for this purpose but the X205TA holds a much longer charge.
The CPU performance will be a little worse, but the graphics performance is about 2x faster than the T60p with dedicated ATi Graphics.
You will not be installing Linux on it because drivers are non-existant for BayTrail-T, that's if you can get the distro you like running on it in the first place thanks to the shitty unsupported 32bit UEFI.
Other than that, it makes a solid Windows netbook.
All those "Is this build good" threads...Wouldn't it be easier (if you had the money) to just buy the fastest video card, RAM, CPU and build the best system? Or is fastest video card =/= best video card?
How do I access a port on my computer from the web from my browser? I don't know what to search because I'm a retard. I use Linux.
So I've been running Debian testing for a couple of months now in Virtualbox. Haven't had any problems with it until recently when after an arbitrary amount of time after booting (varies between 10 minutes to three hours) it would suddenly shoot up to 100% CPU load, grinding pretty much everything on both the host (Win7) and the guest to a halt. This happens regardless of what I'm doing on the guest, it happens even when idling. Any idea what's causing this and/or how to stop/prevent it?
I AM A BAKA!
So my father had his computer fall down on the carpet and it was a prebulit garbage type. It's now fucked up and won't start up, here is what it says:
1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure.
Failing Drive: Hitachi HDS721050CLA662
Failing Attribute: # 05
He attempted to reinstall windows but it he can't get anywhere (He isn't the computer type) When I opened up the case I didn't see a way to get to the harddrive I don't think I have the right tools for it, could anybody please help me? Can the hard drive be replaced or is buying a new compute the only way? My father doesn't use it for much so a new, better, computer isn't what he needs.
Going to try python for programming challenges should I be using 2.X.X or 3.X.X? I remember a few guides going years back saying to always go with 2.X.X because it would be supported and used for years to come but is this still the case?
Why are all of the things I read conflicting about this.
Is the Windows NT kernel a micro-kernel? Wikipedia says it's a hybrid-kernel, but some posts on Stackoverflow and random blogs say it's a micro-kernel.
SMART error 05 mean hard drive is fucked. you can put in a new one easily with only a screwdriver. hard drives are very sensitive to drops and impacts; be gentle with it. look up a guide online and read the instructions so you know what you are doing, since you are a baka.
follow the SATA cable from the motherboard to the hard drive to find it. SATA cables are thin blue ribbons with small heads, and it will say "SATA" in tiny text on the motherboard where they plug in.
Differences between Python 2 and 3.
range(5) returns a list containing 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5
range(5) creates a sequence type and you can convert it to a list with the list() function
I'm a beginner though, but that's what I noticed after going through a Python 2 and then 3 book. One of the books had a nice passage about which Python version to choose. Basically, it boiled down to: if you don't know which one, choose 3.
Thank you very much and have an wonderful day!
Need to see what the case looks like. Post pics of it opened.
Also, exact model/make and a link to technical specs would be good.
If a normal tower PC, replacing or adding hard drives is pretty trivial. If it's a more compact design, gets trickier but still not bad.
But, with seeing what we're dealing with it's really impossible to help with your questions as asked.
The SMART failure you describe means a new drive is required. Best if you can replace the mechanical HDD with an SSD, both for performance and durability.
Given the damage/fall you described, there could also be other things wrong, so replacing the drive may not be the only fix required, but you may not be able to determine the other damage until you've invested in the drive.
If you were to buy an SSD and attempt to fix this computer, it could be used in another if this computer is broken beyond repair. Get a new PC with a working mechanical HDD for cheap, clone it to the SSD and get big performance up grade and use the HDD as a storage device, for example. Just a possible strategy where you aren't throwing your money away; it'll be invested in a useful fashion one way or another.
When the computer fell it made a loud, long, beeping, noise. That is why I'm certin that a new hard hard-drive is all it needs. It has no problem going into the bios or loading up the windows disk, but thank you for the advise. I'll be sure to keep it in mind
Going to a few blogs on Python 2.7 vs 3.3, they said there's far more documentation and libraries available for 2.7. With small things like the way print and a few other things work it seems much easier to pick up the basics with 2.7. Will try that.
'Kay. Sounds like you're on-track to give it a go w/ reasonable chance of success. If you get stuck, post back.
Also forgot to mention, pretty cheap refurbished systems can be found if this one needs replaced. Knowing basic hardware specs and which Windows you're using would help a bit if you post back with more questions along these lines.
I just started reading those too after trying to find that website/book again which had that nice explanation I mentioned above.
All those blogs and comments really seem to hate Python 3. Had I read that before, it might have influenced my decision to stick with 2. Now that I tried 3, I have to say it's the same and can only become better. But then again, I don't really ever use any of those external modules which Python 2 seems to have a wast amount of.
Dunno for sure, but probably locked bootloaders that will only load cryptographically signed kernels, which in turn will only run signed programs, thus controlling what you are allowed to do with the machine as a way to prevent you from cheating and pirating and so on.
This is one major reason I won't be buying a console this generation, even though I've had a current one since elementary school. They are just computers that have been intentionally crippled for the sake of the manufacturer's bottom line.
Actually, depending upon the console, there are some custom-made linux distros that can be installed. Not exactly plug-and-play, but some Wizards out there have figured how to do it and make it available. Spiff up your google-fu for the exact model you are interested in and you may get lucky.
Otherwise, the reason you "can't" is the proprietary hardware used. To install Windows, you would need the kernal and the drivers to support the chips & electronics in the console. those specifications generally aren't available, and the vendors don't develop custom OS builds because they want you to use their proprietary shit.
Finally, what do you want to use it for? As a PC? As a gaming system? Re-purpose as a STEAMbox? As a server? Router? Firewall? You might find a linux kernal that loads, but it doesn't do anything useful for you such as play games or movies even if it acts as a web browser or text terminal.
My y460 shuts off after booting for like 20 seconds, unless it's in BIOS. Is it really as simple as an overheating problem, since I've not replaced the thermal paste in 4 years, or is something borked?
How low can computer components temps go before it becomes a problem?
Im not talking while running, rather while off.
Beings as its winter, where I live its fucking freezing cold in the early morinings. Like literally so cold I can almost see my breath when I wake up in the morining when im inside.
This time of the year my CPU tends to idle at 23C~24C, so when its off when im sleeping it must be noticblely lower than that for hours at a time.
But nothing seems to be going wrong as of yet, and I might just be being concerned for nothing.
But I would rather know.
Computer parts are completely fine being cold.
Only around liquid nitrogen temperatures does the cold become a problem.
However if the CPU is below ambient temperatures (which it isn't in your case), it can cause condensation, which is bad for the CPU.
Is there a bluetooth headset without speakers like in pic related that support aptx? excluding pic ofc
>Why can't we install Windows
Because Wangblow$ is closed-source; just try porting that to a new architecture.
>a full Linux distro
This could be done in principle, but it wouldn't really be practical, since
> You'd no longer be able to play any of the console's games
> You could have just bought a computer instead and saved yourself the trouble
> You'd be pretty much on your own when it comes to getting shit to run on it; most software is targeted for x86(_64) or ARM for mobile stuff, consoles generally use whatever architecture is most convenient
1. Download OFFICIAL windows .iso from Microsoft themselves:
(You probably want Win7 Ultimate)
These links on the site are digitalriver. A microsoft site.
2. Activate with Daz Windows Loader
Download from here:
Check with the md5sum from here first:
If you can find a legit Windows 7 Enterprise .iso (which has the same features as Ultimate) you can install that and activate it with Microsoft Toolkit if you want. Ultimate doesn't work with Microsoft Toolkit though, only Daz.
Are any of these "deals" worth it?
I've been eyeing this one some
>Yes i know prebuilt
I want a new everything and i'm not 100% sure where to make the most of these black friday deals
>LEDs inside the case
>LEDs inside the case that aren't warning lights
>muh gaming chasis
>muh gaming mouse and keyboard
>doesn't even come with a display
It's "worth" it if you're paying for looks rather than function.
Any tips to get an external (USB 2.0 WD Elements) drive to be seen by the PC? It fell on the floor on Saturday, and while I managed to save some stuff yesterday (thanks Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier), I'd rather migrate directly to the new drive, rather than re-download fucking everything.
Also, will R-Tools work, even though I can't access the drive via Windows Explorer? It did excellent work in saving an older drive of mine a few years back, but I haven't kept up with it on this PC.
I'm trying to set up a SFTP access on a Debian server for a third party and I want them to be jailed inside their home directory
this is the sftp config in /etc/ssh/sshd_configSubsystem sftp internal-sftp -f AUTH -1 INFO
Match group filetransfer
Everytime I try to connect to the server through the sftp user, I receive this error:Error: Connection closed by server with exitcode 1
Error: Could not connect to server
After googling for a while, I couldn't find any solution to fix this problem. The fuck did I do wrong? Yes, the user is in the filetransfer group.
I don't care about aesthetics i just want a good rig
I wanna make the best of any cheap stuff i can get
Don't even know where to look
Some prebuilts seem like they might be worth it but that aside i'm fuckin clueless
What is Wordpress?
advantages and disadvantages for creating a website / store with it?
A content management system. It's a higher level framework for PHP built to allow non-technical users access to a console where they can create, update, and delete entries (think blog posts) and moderate their comments. It has a billion plugins, so people do a lot more than make blogs with it these days
What sort of interesting things can I do with MIDI?
In the same theme: Does a program exist that permits me to use custom sounds as the sound-font without hassle?
And naturally, which soundfonts are better than the nonsense windows provides?
Does anyone know of an extremely low profile PHP server that can be run on android as well as have desktop version? I'm looking to sync a personal project across many devices that self serves.
I just installed gnome power manager withyaourt -S gnome-power-manager
What's the terminal command to pull up the interface?gnome-power-managerdoesn't do anything.
>What's the terminal command to pull up the interface?
Now this might be a stupid question, but I recently installed win7 again and I can't scroll by clicking the middle button of the mouse anymore.
What might be the problem?
/v/irgin here, what graphics card should I pair with a i5 3550 @3.30 ghz? 1080p display.
I'm on debian and need to run some games that do poorly in WINE like some visual novels.
I'm double booting with windows on it's own partition.
Is there a way to run it from VM?
Also PSP/GBA/DS emulator for linux?
The wiki didn't have anything about it.
Any ausfags had experience with SpinTel mobile plans? Their flexible plan seems like really good value.
Ill get Optus 4G as well. 2.5GB data, unlimited texts and 50 minutes of calls for $30 suits me well, and their bumping up (if i ever have to use it) would be useful.
Only bad thing ive heard is that they take a while to port your number through from other providers.
There's your problem. Computer science is all theory; this is like asking a math major about the best materials for building your bridge.
>How legit is this?
Depends on your exact needs. For example:
>on a Unix server
>wtf are you doing
I think I fucked up. The other day I decided to try and install Legend of Grimrock through gog's deb installer. My computer started running very slowly, and a couple minutes into the install I got a warning that my root partition was running low on space. I panicked, because I only have about 1.5 GB of space left on that partition, and used xkill to stop the installer. Now whenever I try to install anything through apt, I get
>E: The package gog-legend-of-grimrock needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
The error also shows up when trying to use Update Manager.
Did I ruin everything? I was planning to reinstall Mint at the end of the semester anyway.
Does the actual cable you use to charge a device matter if you use the same plug?
Do the cheap ones do the job and shit? My USB cable on my charger screwed up so I bought a replacement to plug into the charger and now my tablet doesn't even charge properly at all. The USB cable on my other tablet is also coming apart
I don't think I need that?
It's just some VNs.
Also is it possible to do this?
>I'm double booting with windows on it's own partition.
>Is there a way to run it from VM?
If so what VM do you recommend also these?
>PSP/GBA/DS emulator for linux?
PCI passthrough is used with virtualization. The idea is to dedicate a hardware device for use with a VM. You would run Windows in a VM and dedicate your video card to it.
You could probably run most of those emulators in VirtualBox if that's all you wanted to do.
Why is the Arch wiki page on installing yaourt such a piece of shit? It makes it out to be such a long and difficult process, when all you really have to do is edit pacman.conf to include the repository. Anyone with an account want to change it? I don't sign up for accounts for things.
>What's the deference between remove, autoremove and purge?
Basically just does the minimum amount of work required to get the package off your computer
Gets rid of any (automatically installed) dependencies that aren't needed anymore (like if you uninstall your image viewer, it might get rid of libjpeg or something)
Removes the package, and "any configuration files are deleted too" (tbh, I'm not quite sure what that's supposed to mean; if you "apt-get purge" Firefox, it won't remove the ".mozilla" directory)
>if you "apt-get purge" Firefox, it won't remove the ".mozilla" directory
That's a pretty nasty gotcha, I remember something similar happened to me with Eclipse (yeah yeah, I know.) where I somehow fucked up the config and reinstalling the package would keep bringing up the fuckup. Turned out apt-get purge ignored the .eclipse folder.
Hmm, anon I appreciate you replying to my posts.
but will VirtualBox run my windows partition? also what about these emulators?
PPSSPP, VBA-M and DeSmuME
all for emulating on linux.
Oh, and on that last note, is there a way to properly determine what the hell is wrong with my charger? The cable works fine when inserted into another PC without the plug and charges, though it doesn't work when it's connected to the plug at all. Have tried inserting the cable into different plugs for other devices to no avail. It's the TF300 and neither the damn tablet or the dock charge anymore. Doesn't help it seems to take the piss to find a replacement charger in the UK
>When playing 1080p video mpv shit itself and barely manged to play it while smplayer can handle it just fine, why is that?
How did you install mpv? From the repos?
mpv can handle 1080p video on my shit setup (dual core pentium + integrated graphics) just fine.
>How did you install mpv
from the github
I installed the SMplayer from the the repos, and it's not just that VLC can play them but with some frame drops.
I'm at the end of my wits here.
I've been messing with mpv config for weeks to make it run 1080p or even some files smoothly but SMplayer did that instantly.
It's not even the 2 fork.
Also it's not mplayer
It's gnome mplayer if this makes any difference.