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Stupid questions thread

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Post your stupid/small questions here.

Previous thread (over bump limit): >>45200826
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What is a good PDF reader that supports pen functionality for Windows 8

and


What is a good and cheap keyboard dock/case for a tablet (Size of an iPad Air)
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reposting from other thread

>>45208265
I recently asked this too. I had the same problem, just uninstalled my antivirus and no longer had the problem
it's probably this

https://github.com/ccd0/4chan-x/issues/182
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First time installed ffox, went from chrome to try out.

What plugins would you recommend installing ?
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I recently came into a considerable amount of money. Is there anything else I should do to this build to ensure that it stays relevant for at least three or four years?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GPnVbv
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Is there any reason not to micro SD cards off chink sites (thinking of AliExpress)
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>>45211975
might get fakes
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My lenovo x240 got caught in a revolving door. Is there any display I can purchase that is better then the original that came with it?
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>>45211946
adblock (ad blocking)
greasemonkey (userscripts)
stylish (custom css)
memory restart (alerts you when FF is too fat and gives you a 1-click restart option)
download statusbar (superior way for handling downloads)
downloadhelper (media ripping from sites)
flagfox (displays the flag of the country your current sites server is located in)
image search options (quick iqdb search, works everywhere)
image zoom (zoom and rotate images, great when fapping)
save image in folder (adds a custom list of folders to save to in your right click menu for images, the next is for links)
save link in folder
cloud to butt (replaces "cloud" to "butt")
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>>45211967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDXbYuNf_s
check out the third option (starts 9:30, overview 10:40)

doubt you need a lot more to be relevant
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>>45211975
If you want to buy chink branded cards, it's okay.

>>45211967
Jokes aside (or not), get a CO2 fire extinguisher.
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Does Linux keep a log of commands run? Is there a log of when the screen gets activated too?
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>>45212089
You can check ~/.bash_history for commands you entered.
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>>45211992
I dunno Aliexpress' policies seem pretty defensive of the customer

>>45212076
Yeah I do, at 1/3rd to 1/10th of the price they seem worth it
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>>45211654
is there a way i can make a program cool down in python? say i was getting it to repeat tasks and it reached a point where the system froze, is there a way to make it pause at certain intervals and allow it to get on top of all the calculations its doing?
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boo>>45211654
i want to get into ipt or tl but no luck. Im active on a couple of smaller private trackers (one is slightly less known than ipt and the other one is local, mostly my country's content so its irrelevant here). What do?
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is there a windows program that can merge/convert several jpgs into a single pdf? i have folders which have jpgs in them (muh manga).
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>>45212201
Last time it was your friend. Get your story straight.
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>>45212209
wanted to shorten what i had to type breh. either way, same question.
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>>45212209
Maybe they're both on here.
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>>45212106
I got no such file in root, so am I out of luck then?
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>>45212192
Does your small trackers have forums? Ask there.
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Does anyone have any experience with MCE error reports? I used a tool to read one of them, but can't really make out what the issue is (I'm suspecting the CPU).
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>>45212251
Yeah. Create the file, then chmod 600 it.
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Gomenasai, very stupid question. I should be able to google it but it's just not coming up.

How do I get epubs to show up in google play? I transferred them to the root folder but unlike my music it's not atuomatically detecting them.
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>>45212190
bump 4 this
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>>45212251

What do you mean by "in root"?
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How do I get my nexus 5 out of safe mode with a non-working volume key?
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>>45212305
>>45212190

No need to bump after 10 minutes.
Why not use time.sleep(1) to make it pause after a certain task? Is that now time.sleep works?
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>>45212076
I realize I need a lot more fans and such. They're on the list too. Just didn't feel the need to add like twelve fans to my list.
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>>45211654
Isn't a Hash<int, Class*> just an array? Isn't it worse in most common cases?
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Do I need a powerful computer to compile entry level coding? I got a 4690K and 8GB of ram. However, I'm carrying over my graphics card until I save up some more money. My curent graphics card is a GTX460. I'm planning on learning JAVA.
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So I've backed up my android phone with Titanium unrooted it, updated it and now how do I restore it?
I dun goofed?
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My Stupid Question ~ Are those compatible ?

COOLERMASTER R4-JFDP-20PR-R1 JETFLO RED LED FAN 120MM

CORSAIR VS SERIES VS450 - 450W POWER SUPPLY

SANDISK SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB 2.5'' SSD SATA3

WESTERN DIGITAL WD5000AAKX 500GB CAVIAR BLUE SATA3

KINGSTON HX318C10FRK2/8 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1866MHZ HYPERX FURY RED SERIES DUAL CHANNEL KIT

MSI Z87I GAMING AC

INTEL CORE I5-4690 3.50GHZ LGA1150

BITFENIX PRODIGY WHITE
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>>45212372
Only if you're not paying for the build. Java runs on freaking toasters nowadays.
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>>45212306
I'm a noobshit trying out Linux by running Puppy from a USB drive. Ran a terminal, literally typed in listed post as is. I'm guessing ~ should point home or whatever, and running as root may make people rage. It's the default to run as and ~ is set as.
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>>45212391

Did I just have a stroke or is your post poorly written? I didn't really understand it.
But, if you want to find which commands you ran last, just use the arrow up key to look through them.
Also, Puppy Linux is kinda... bad. Its main usage is for people who need a barely working and minimal system from USB flash drives for portable use (nowadays you can get better portable solutions). Why not install a proper distribution in a virtual machine or boot a live session of one from an USB flash drive (the downside will be that the changes won't be permanent)?
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>>45212372
Coding, especially at entry level, is basically just editing small text files. So any PC will do.

That said, JAVA IDEs tend to be quite resource-hungry. You'll want, say, 4GB or better 8GB RAM at least. Compilation is faster with faster CPUs, but you hardly need an i7 as a beginner.

Your gpu doesn't fucking matter, unless you plan on coding vidya.
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Is it safe for me to download a cracked version of windows office for osx of pirate bay?
Is there any other way to minimize chance of virus/backdoor?

>inb4 macs can't get virus
>inb4 macs aren't already backdoored
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Is my external HDD beyond saving?

pic related, two different SMART software thingies.

I tried the repair option with sentinel and the formatting thingy with it. Idk what I'm doing;

pls respond.

PS. I already backed up stuff I just want to know if I should throw HDD away
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>>45212377
You didn't even check the sticky?

pcpartpicker.com you caca face
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>>45212490

Ask yourself, do you really need MS Office? Or are you using it because you've been used to it and don't really need any of its "advanced" features and you aren't being forced to use it by someone?
You could just get LibreOffice.
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I want to learn how to program, I did some visual basic in college like 7 years ago but I've forgotten everything and I don't really know where to start

Any ideas?
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>>45212557

Python. Download the Starting Out With Python book from Geddis.
t. someone who also started out from scratch recently, tried a few methods and found that book the best so far
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>>45212520
I wouldn't trust it enough to use it for anything besides a retardedly large pagefile, so I'd consider it as good as dead
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>>45212589

Gaddis*
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>>45212487
Only meant to say /root/.bash_history doesn't exist, and if further details was needed, also running as root, which is default. I'm in need of timestamped log, if that's possible. The info I'm seeking is also only for this current boot. Also more interested in whatever processes ran than actual direct user commands.
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>>45212549
Actually downloading it for my sister.
I don't use it but she wouldn't be able to migrate to another office suite.

Would it be safe or better to pay the hundred bucks?
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>>45212599
that's unfortunate, thanks.

I'll probably hit it with a hammer and throw it away.
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Why does the top style of adapter exist when the bottom style is so much more convenient? Is there any legitimate reason to put all that bulk in the most inconvenient place possible where you can only fit it at the very end of your surge protector?

Is there a legitimate benefit to it or is it just that it's cheaper or something and manufacturers don't give a fuck that it's inconvenient as shit?
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>>45212611

You could check various log files in /var/log. If it's not there, you will probably have to install a separate tool like mentioned here:
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/146313/process-history-in-unix-linux-systems
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>>45212589
thanks anon
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>>45212618

>wouldn't be able to migrate

Because of school (aka the forced example from above)? If it's only for casual usage, trust me, she will. At least give it a chance.

As for downloading and activating it, no idea how it works for Mac OS. For Windows, there's that MS Toolkit thing which can activate MS Office.
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>>45212710
pedo/10
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>>45212711
I suppose I could try, and yes it is due to college + work.
Is docx compatible with libre office?
I have never used it.
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>>45212710

But you could also try the other ways to learn. I tried:

>codeacademy
Pretty bad. Basically only teaches you how to type things you see on the page. Doesn't explain things and the only good thing about is that it teaches you the syntax.

>Learn Python the Hard Way book
Awful, really awful. It does start from scratch, but the way it teaches you boils down to "type this, read this short explanation and then look shit up on the internet". I had to quit once I got to the advanced parts like object oriented programming, because it didn't make any sense (switched to the Gaddis book and it was explained better there).

>video tutorials on Youtube
Too random and inconsistent, all over the place. The same applies to random pages on the internet.
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>>45212681
I guess the wire isn't stressed as much at the joint. As a matter of convenience that's entirely subjective.
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>>45212695
Oh well, came up with nada. Thanks for your time.
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I want to put Linux on my laptop and use it for school. What should i pick that looks good and is fast, and anything i should know?
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I got a powerpoint exam in about a week out of a series of exams for a diploma, its only in my country. Any good tutorial to help me learn powerpoint in a week?
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>>45212752

Yes, you can open and save files in that format. However, sometimes it has issues with more "complicated" formatting, but that's Microsoft's fault for not fully sticking to their own standards and other shady things.
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>>45212026

Anyone?
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>>45212782

Ubuntu. It's the most popular distribution out there and if you ever run into a problem, chances are it will be explained for Ubuntu.

>fast
How shit is your PC? If it's not, stick with the "standard" Ubuntu. If it's rather bad, try one of the flavors like Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Those are basically Ubuntu, but with a different "look" (desktop environment, look up what those are).
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>>45212798

Ask in the Thinkpad thread.
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>>45211654
Ok /g/. I need to convert a ~60 MB .mp4 file to a <10 MB .swf file. for /f/.

How can I go about doing this? I've tried the online conversion tools, but they give me .swf files over 20 MB's big.
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>>45212847
Thanks.
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>>45212770
None of those sound very promising, I like working from textbooks anyway
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>>45212782
#!
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>>45212832
My computer should be good enough

>>45212986
What is that?
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>>45213018
Crunchbang
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>>45213018

It's a pre-riced version of a stable Debian version not suited for regular desktop usage because the software is outdated for said usage.
Installing Debian from the netinstaller, upgrading to testing and then installing Openbox, tint2 and PCmanFM would be the sane choice. Not for someone who's just starting out though, because it's unnecessarily complicated.
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How do you get python to properly buffer for making an IRC client?

It keeps saying can not use str but this comes from
http://www.osix.net/modules/article/?id=780
Which is supposed to be a ready to go client

I am trying to piddle around and see what happens using tutorials for starters
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How can I make my router to shove a website to a user on connect? Like in the airports, they allow you to connect to WiFi and see that page, but not internet until you register
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I need a new tv. I can probably go to a 32in (my old one was 26 but I only ever see like 24 and then 32 and then 39 in my searches atm)
Prob don't wanna spend over 300 but I don't need it to be a smart tv or anything super fancy. Brands and other things to avoid? Should I wait til after Cyber Monday(don't wanna shop on that weekend)? Pic just a random tv pic I found.
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>Playing CSGO
>Game crashes and I get a buzzing sound, louder in the right speaker
>I turn it off
>Pc turns on for a few seconds, blank display, and then restarts

PLS HELP GEE

Specs:

>Intel Core i7-4820K 4.6GHz
>6GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
>Gainward GTX970 Phantom (been getting artifacts lately)
>MSI X79MA-GD45
>Corsair CX750M
>Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD
>3 HDDs totaling 2500GB
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>>45212897
Come on /g/ damnit. Everytime I ask you never help.
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why is json replacing xml?
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I have no programming experience, but I'm teaching myself C# right now to learn the basics.

I have a dream of creating my own 2d turn-based RPG game for the PC primarily, but other systems would be a plus. What would be the best language to learn to be able to accomplish that feat? C++?
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>>45213215
Hint: conversion is always made from AVI.
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>>45211654

Hey /g/. I did try googling first, but nothing helpful came up.

My HDD makes its typical working noise for a split second every 5 or 6 seconds. It's like it's developed a heartbeat. Not the click of death, just that typical noise except on a constant schedule.

It still works fine and all tests I ran on it came back fine so it's not a huge deal, but the noise is pretty irritating at the moment until I learn to tune it out. Any idea what's going on?

I know that the cold weather makes fans make crazy noises when they're first starting up, but I dunno if HDDs are affected in the cold as well.
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Hey I just found a Thinkpad T61 and installed Mint as the OS. The problem is that the computer seems to be very slow using it. Is Mint with cinnamon too much for these specs and what would you recommend?

I really like the cinnamon interface, but it chugs horribly. Thanks.
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>>45213274
what?
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>>45213282

It is the click of death, but think of that one as more of a sign of the end.
I'd RMA it if it's still under warranty just in case, but it's probably fine for a while.
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>>45212026
I saw you in my thinkpad thread c:
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>>45213285
Could it possibly be a video driver issue? Sometimes Linux is funny about those, it's worth checking into.
Also it could be the sign of a failing hard drive.
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>>45213331
>Also it could be the sign of a failing hard drive.

How would I go about checking the "health" of the drive, or do I just wait for it to fail?
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I've decided to join the 21st century and get a smartphone.

Any recommendations?

Money isn't an issue. I don't want it to be too big or bulky.
I'd like it have a camera and be able to snap chat and instagram my siblings. Also I'd like to browse the internet and play youtube videos with high quality.

I'm asking you guys since I don't want to be taken advantage of by salesreps. I literally know nothing about smartphones.
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>>45211946
imagus - mouse over links/images and it loads the primary media. For albums, you can use the mouse wheel or left/right arrows keys to scroll.
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>>45213317

I know a HDD won't last forever, but it's not really a clicking noise. It's more like something in the background that keeps accessing the HDD. I've had indexing turned off so it's probably not that and I've run malware programs constantly for over a year without a single positive.

I went and searched for a bunch of click of death sounds and nothing seemed remotely similar. It's not even really the usual HDD working noise, it's much more muted though that may be just cause it's for a way shorter duration than typical HDD usage.
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>>45213398
Moto X.

Or Moto G, if you want a little cheaper.
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should i join the army
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>>45213681
>Moto X
That looks really cool. I'm looking it up now.
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/sectors/category/deal-of-the-dayca.asp?cm_re=Homepage-_-Spot%2002a-_-n

Worth it?
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>>45213715
Why are you considering it?
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What was the name of that really simple iso to usb writer? It was named USB-something I think
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Adding one line to c++ source code will require a total recompile?
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I want to play EUIV on Mint. How do I go about "downloading" it.
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I want a hardware mixer that can control Windows' software mixer volume control. I want to adjust voip volume while in game without having to alt-tab. .
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Is the CCNA worth it?
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>>45213876
yup, if another way exist, tell me.

>>45213272
android : java (C, C++ if you want)
ios : objective-c
multiplatform game (apple, microsoft, linux) : C++, C, java
stay on windows : C# finish learning C# and try doing something interesting with it

Doing 2D games can be difficult. go on this website lazyfoo.net, it's for C++ with the SDL library but he talks about some algorithms (collision, animation...) that can be useful, search on the web more about creating a 2D game. I recommend you to try doing something in C#
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>>45213398

Just figure out which company isn't going to rip you off as much and if you'll get service in your area and then look at the phones they have.

The pricing is pretty uniform across your area/company. It's not like walking into a car dealership.
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Thinking about taking my dead hdd to recovery people, will they look at my stuff? I have a lot of porn on that thing.
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>>45213876
Only of the file that the line is in, or if it's a header, the files that depend on that header.
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>>45214056
So long that it's not illegal, they won't care. They see shit like that all the time.
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In programming, what's the difference between inheritance and simply making an object?
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S-should this be happening? This is after starting a game at medium settings. The game also keeps crashing with BEX errors. Have tried everything to cure it but at this point I just think it's the graphics card or drivers.
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>>45214068
Worst I can think of is that Unteralterbach game.
>bundestrojaner
Didn't even unzip/play it, but would that get me vanned? Amerilard btw.
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>>45214083
what is that game?
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>>45214103
2D German loli VN. Lurked a thread about it, got curious since people said it was funny. Never got around to playing it though.
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>>45214126
Also think there were some accusations about tracing and shit.
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>>45214079
Make the fan run at 100% all the time with afterburner or something, check that game, check other games, and report back.

When did this start happening? Is it a new card, one you've had a while, or one you bought second hand?
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>>45213282
Did you try speaking to it? Did it reach out towards you with a SATA cable and do the ET thing?

It's due for replacement. Get your stuff off of there whilst there's still time.
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>>45212784
Open it up, and systematically play around.

There's also some guides over on the Microsoft webpage, and lots of other babby guides on Youtube.
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>>45214079
>>45213211
Do you have another graphics card you can test it on?
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Is the AES key size tied to the AES block size? Namely, for 256 bit AES, is it safe to assume that in all cases the block size will also be 256 bit? Or could I have cases where I have a 128 bit key with a 256 bit block size?
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qknVbv
Upgrading my computer.
Question is, would Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 out perform the i5 that I have in the partpicker build? In terms of gaming.
Anything not in the part picker I have already from my old build.
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>>45214318

Sorry, not for AES but for Rijndael. AES has a fixed 128 bit block size regardless of key.
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>>45211654
I'm looking for a screen for my raspberry pi. Something smaller and cheaper than a normal monitor. Color isn't absolutely necessary, I'd even consider something like eink if it wasn't more expensive.
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Can you have two items connected to one psu cord? Say one 6 pin in the video card and one 8 pin in the motherboard?
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If I install another distro, will my data be gone ?
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>>45214354

go to like office max or office depot, I bought a cheap shit hp monitor for under $100
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>>45214347
Also, I'm probably going to go with a different mobo because I don't plan to overclock. What's the difference between H87 and Z87?
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>>45214357

No. DC power (what a PSU outputs) doesn't work quite like AC (what comes out of your wall socket) where you can daisy chain. Every "plug" coming off of your PSU is called a rail, and each rail can only run one device.

>>45214363

Not if you back it up. But distro changes come with the assumption that you're going to format the drive you're running. So if you want to save your shit, back it up.

>>45214354

Use a shitty cheap TV or a cheapo monitor. Businesses are currently moving off of 1280x1024, you should be able to find one for a super cheap price. You might need an adapter (HDMI to VGA or DVI) if you go that route.
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>>45214363
generally if you let the installer partition/format automatically, yes. some better installers may detect an existing linux and work around it but I don't trust it.
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>>45214413
>>45214410

Thanks anons !
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LG G3 or Galaxy S5?
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This is a shit question but I've spent 4 hours trying to fix it so please no bully.
Trying to build android on a debian system.
running make on it gives me:
You are attempting to build with the incorrect version
of java.

Your version is: java version "1.7.0_65".
The correct version is: Java SE 1.6.

Please follow the machine setup instructions at
https://source.android.com/source/download.html


I get that google wants a high barrier for entry, and that's good, but I've manually replaced make, what more could they want? (Someone competent with java, I'm guessing...)
As expected, java -version gives me
java version "1.7.0_65"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.3) (7u71-2.5.3-1+b1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode)

1.6 isn't in any repo's anymore, I can't install it from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/downloads/java-ee-sdk-6u3-jdk-6u29-downloads-523388.html, I'm just generally shitted.
If /g/ wants bloody lolipop on their moto /g/'s then a little help would be nice.
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>>45214471
What version of Android?
Java 7 is only used if you target sdk 19+
Also Android Studio or Eclipse?
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>>45213194
Bumping this question
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>>45214387
A bit of portability would be a plus, plus the ability for it to be out of the way, and I'm willing to/curious about scavenging one from another device.

>>45214410
>Use a shitty cheap TV
I already tried, one can't seem to handle even 640x480, another is just way too big for casual use.

Hmm, I do know two places where I could look for a low grade monitor!
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>>45214253
I have a GT620 and a 7300GT spare, but downclocking to 4.5GHz seems to have solved it.
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How can I make a bash script run at startup on crunchbang?
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>>45214161
Here's it at 82% fan speed, I don't see a difference. Ironically the game crashed just before I went to take a picture, so you can see when it immediately plummets. Started doing this when I got the gtx 970.
>>45214253
I used to play the game on my gtx 460 and had no problems whatsoever. Nothing has changed apart from the graphics card and drivers. Have clean installed them 3 times now and nothing.
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>>45214471
sudo update-alternatives --config java

1.6 is still around.
apt-cache search openjdk

When you have the right version installed check which is selected as the default.
Also run javac --version, it might be different from your java version if youve installed both
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Is there anyway to create a basic chess game in an outlook form? I.e. two people send the form back and forth to play the game?

This is because I'm bored at work
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>>45214570
I should also mention maxing the graphics settings seems to make the crashes more likely, like every 10 minutes-1hour likely, whereas having it on standard seems to let me get anywhere from an hour to never crashing - so I'm willing to bet it's either the drivers for it or a game update itself.
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>>45214566
cronjobs...
make script
crontab -e
@reboot /your/script/here
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>>45214648
Thanks will try this
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>>45214593
just mail your chess move in chess notation?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_notation

If it must be an electronic game that you transmit the whole thing, there are chess correspondence games like xboard
http://www.gnu.org/software/xboard/manual/xboard.html
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mem dimms/channel
If a chipset supports "2/2" of above does that mean I can have 4 gig sticks of ram? or should I go with 2 8 gig sticks of ram?
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>>45214782
Please?
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>>45212201
Images2pdf.
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Windows 8.
I'm unable to install lots of programs (ie itunes) and unable to install windows updates on my computer for lack of administrator privileges despite being the administrator. I'm fairly sure my registry is fucked up and this is the cause of my computer troubles. Is there any thing I can do apart from re-installing windows? I would rather not have to do that.
>>
what is the best GPU that doesn't require external power?
>>
any drive detection software that is not extremely limited and generally evil in trying to grub your money? aside from my graphics driver I don't know where to find stuff, I remember using Realtek Via HD audio drivers but they didn't seem to help me at all and were a bit bloated.
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>>45212201
No kidding, you can drag and drop a folder into MS office and save as pdf. I think it works better in powerpoint than word (borders).
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Dafuq is my battery doing? Stock rooted KitKat on galaxy tab 3
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My parents are frustrated that this android tv box they bought in some chinese store isn't getting them the kinds of shows they want anymore and asked me to mess with it. Is there any cool shit you can flash on something like this? I really wouldn't know and I don't know what to google.
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anyway to make the windows 8.1 start screen go away completely? I mean ditching even the full screen overlay of apps that oppose the white tiles. I am willing to install third party shit to get it done. I am pretty sure I've seen this here, google is not helping, just links upon links on how to disable the live tiles.
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How do you get linux to show you what distro you are running with the logo in terminal? Also what is this process called?
>>
Is there a better free partition manager you could use on Windows other than Easeus?
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>>45214466
LG over Samsung all day everyday in my opinion. Samsung's phone quality has dropped greatly from what I've been seeing.
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I think my internet is randomly dropping. I'm mostly noticing it while either playing a game online or streaming myself play a game. I've tried using different software to stream, different hosting services and even tried changing my DNS none of it has helped. Any ideas?
>>
Complete tech noob here..
How does encrypting your harddrive do? How does it work?
Does it just make your drives unusable until you enter a password?
Also what is the best program to encrypt my drive on windows?
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Question: I want to get a caddy for my thinkpad so I can run my OS off an SSD and use an HDD as storage. Should I just partition my root, boot, bios boot, swap, and home on my SSD and use the HDD as a my storage/2nd home partition? Would I just have to mount them properly and make sure the fstab is correctly configured? I can't seem to find any direct answers on the Arch wiki.
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What language Best Language for makea da vidya?

I'm learning C++ in a class and C++ with SDL on my own. It's pretty fun. I plan to also learn OpenGL and maybe WebGL after SDL.

I also heard of something called STL.

But, what language should I actually use if I wanted to say... put games on Steam?
Should I make C++ or Java games (I plan to learn Java, too)?
Is there another language that'd be better?

>Don't really like VB, and I don't plan to take the next course in it. Also, only useful on Windows. When I briefly tried (non-visual) BASIC, that was ok, but eh. I kinda like doing shit the hard way.
>Don't see a reason to take up C# since that's mainly for Windows, too.

My main purposes:
>RPGs
>Visual Novels
>Steam games
>Maybe some Android and iOS games/apps
>Desktop gadgets (not MS-specific, I mean things you run on your desktop, example is in pic[kawaii anime buddies])
>Eventually, an MMORPG (Probably Java, right?)

Overall, I've heard C++ is good for this, but I've also heard Java, so can someone give me some advice as to what each of those things would best use?
Also, when it comes to browser-based games, is Java really the only goto()? Or, does Python or Ruby/Ruby on Rails hold any real weight for comprehensive gaming?
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>>45215968
Encryption is a really complicated topic to begin with. However, what essentially happens is all your plain text data aka non-encrypted data (File1.exe, File2.exe) gets turned into useless garble (xhbGA25jn, AGajn52mg) through the use of very complicated algorithms.

That essentially locks the data in that state using a key which is a password in most cases. Then to unlock it and bring it back to plain-text readable data you either use the same key (same key to lock and unlock) or in some cases a different key (1 key to lock and 1 key to unlock).

Thats a really rudimentary explanation and any real cryptographer would probably crucify me for my ignorance.

As for programs idk. I think bitlocker is pretty good.
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>>45213285
I think the problem are those specs. Try mint MATE por xfce.
Also check out if that processor is a 64-bit one
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>>45211654
I am interested in getting a TV service through the internet for my HDTV. WHat is the best option?
>>
>>45214410
Are you sure? Everything seems to be running fine even if I have them connected at the same time to one bunch
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I just bought a powerboard and noticed that it has telephone line sockets on the side.

What that all about? Does that mean I can bring my modem from the study (which has the phone line) and connect it to this powerboard?
>>
I want to learn SQL (postgresql) to write a program to manage cooking recipes using python

could you recommend some tutorials or downloadable ebooks?
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>>45216312
I think so. I've only seen those a few times, but if you have a dial-up or dedicated phone line, I'm pretty sure you can. Notice one is IN and the other is OUT. You'll connect the IN to the wall and the OUT to the modem.

But, why you no DSL/cable/fiber-optic?
>>
>>45216316
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565928466.do
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>>45216316
Is MySQL out of the question? Because I know of at least one good book on that.
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>>45216425
MySQL would be ok, but I prefer postgresql, are they too different?
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>>45216380
I have ADSL (australia) its all that is available in my area

Its just that the phone line/socket which currently has the modem is in the study.

From this room would I need another long ass cable to connect the powerboard to the phoneline socket in the study to bring the modem over to here? Would kind of defeat the purpose of what I am trying to achieve
>>
>>45216531
I really wouldn't know. I only know MySQL. Although, the book the other Anon suggested is probably good. I was gonna suggest the same author. He has 3 editions of a dynamic web development book.
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>>45216056
That's a personal point of view : don't create games with JAVA, please.
Else :
pick up the language you want. C++ is fine, C, java, C# what you fucking want. The thing you should be careful : try picking a language and a library that are multi platform, because many people are on linux or mac, so thing about them.
here a useful link http://lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/
>>
both 4chan & reddit were not loading earlier; other sites loaded fast. What would be the cause?
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>>45216570
Ah, I see. Well, yeah, it probably would then. If I'm correct, those type of plugs are mainly for surge protection over the phone line. So, like if something struck the telephone poles, it wouldn't burn out your modem or modem card.
Possibly, it's also for convenience, somehow. I've only actually seen those types of plugs in a LabSim module for a Hardware class.

It doesn't actually provide a phone line itself.
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>>45216575
Hmmm, alright. So, no changes then.

And, yeah, that link is actually the site with tutorials I was using to get me started :-P

Thanks.
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>>45216531
MySQL isn't bad, but I (posted >>45216423) like Postgres more.

Really, you can probably easily find a generic way to write Python code and a generic SQL driver and be able to easily change the SQL back end so it won't matter which one you end up using.
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>>45216601
There could be a lot of reasons. That's not something someone can just diagnose without more information (unless they knew about some kind of hacker/DDOS attack that we didn't).

As long as they're working now, just work with it :-)
>>
At this point in time, do you think it would be better (factoring in both performance and cost) to install an OS onto an SSD and everything else onto a HDD, or just only use HDD?
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>>45216699
yes
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>>45216570
Also just to add. My modem is connected to one of these things on the wall in the study
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>>45216690
thanks python wouldn't be a problem
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>>45216699
Depends on how much the cost needs to be factored in.
If you can afford an extra $100-200, go grab a 256-512 GB SSD and put the OS on that. Then, grab a 7200+ RPM HDD for data and media.

If you're REALLY strapped, then just get a 7200 RPM HDD.

Whatever you do, though, don't get 5400 RPM, because it's slow as fuck and not worth it.

A good combo would be a $200-ish 512 GB SSD and a $150-ish 2TB 7200 RPM HDD.
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>>45216615
Damn thats a bummer

Are there any possible solution to turn a socket or something from this into a phone line

Im wanting to get a direct connection to the modem rather than wireless
>>
>>45216721
Yeah, leave that in the wall, and use the phone wire from that to the surge protector, and then another wire from the surge protector to your computer if you wanna use the protector.
>>
>>45216766
No, sorry. A phone line is a series and short electrical signals to transfer data. It's 0's and 1's. It also runs at only a few volts max.

An electrical outlet is an alternating continuous flow of electricity running at between 110-220 volts.

They're completely incompatible and don't really have anything to do with each other.
If you plugged a phone line into your modem and an electrical socket (somehow), it'd blow up the modem and melt the wire, probably cause an electrical fire.
>>
>>45216812
>>45216776
Thanks for the input man

Ive heard about ethernet over power.

Are those adaptor things worth it? Sounds like something that will do what i am trying to achieve

Do you know if they are stable or if they would constantly cut out
>>
>>45216903
I've actually never heard of those until now.

I looked it up, and this link seems to provide some info.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4662693_use-ethernet-over-power-outlets.html
>>
Opening 4chan causes flash player to crash if it isn't already running a video, need to restart firefox to use

Any opinions?
>>
>>45216956
Firefox is terrible.
I use IE11 as my primary and Chrome as my backup. The only things I use Firefox for are web development checks, to make sure my sites are compatible for people who use it.

Suggestion: Update the plugins or switch browsers.
>>
Explain me what the fuck im reading:
>IMG_211102014_17274511.scr
>Meta-data
File: IMG_211102014_17274511.scr
Size: 1031168 bytes
Type: PE32 executable for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit Mono/.Net assembly
MD5: 138ec432db0dd6b1f52f66cc534303db
SHA1: 7d0575a883fed7a460b49821c7d81897ae515d43
ssdeep: 12288:HX24H8aUg/YGX5mYL/s8n2XtK8XXSTbVqbUFp6F7PdpECZ9dVIN:3n8DgQSpk8n2d9ST gQFpO7VykbVIN
Date: 0x5460FA18 [Mon Nov 10 17:47:04 2014 UTC]
EP: 0x4bb1fa .text 0/3
CRC: Claimed: 0xfdcdb, Actual: 0xfdcdb
VirusTotal:

>Resource entries
Name RVA Size Lang Sublang Type
RT_ICON 0xbe0e8 0x42028 LANG_NEUTRAL SUBLANG_NEUTRAL data
RT_GROUP_ICON 0x100110 0x14 LANG_NEUTRAL SUBLANG_NEUTRAL MS Windows icon resource - 1 icon
RT_VERSION 0x100124 0x44c LANG_NEUTRAL SUBLANG_NEUTRAL data

>Sections
Name VirtAddr VirtSize RawSize Entropy
.text 0x2000 0xb9200 0xb9200 7.978522 [SUSPICIOUS]
.reloc 0xbc000 0xc 0x200 0.101910 [SUSPICIOUS]
.rsrc 0xbe000 0x42570 0x42600 6.429023

>Version info
Translation: 0x0000 0x04b0
LegalCopyright: \xa9 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Assembly Version: 6.0.6000.16384
InternalName: wrrrrrrrrrrrr.exe
FileVersion: 6.0.6000.16384
CompanyName: Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider
Comments: Office Licensing Admin Access Provider
ProductName: Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver
ProductVersion: 6.0.6000.16384
FileDescription: LICLUA.exe
OriginalFilename: wrrrrrrrrrrrr.exe

Connects to:
185.36.100.181 (Czench republic IP)

Downloads and executes:
temp.exe
>>
>>45216972
>temp.exe

>Meta-data
File: temp.exe
Size: 4525568 bytes
Type: PE32 executable for MS Windows (GUI) Intel 80386 32-bit Mono/.Net assembly
MD5: d0f8b90c85e5bedb691fca5c571a6794
SHA1: cd9b3bf5c8d70e833b5c580c9b2fc1f3e5e4341e
ssdeep: 98304:seRaRLOvFLHpNeV/riwz58R42is6e3RXjOWDucCnp1DA9sv7o2s2kbsUOEGx4VKm:z RaidjjqPdDsDbsU0akJyxL405+fiX
Date: 0x5460F588 [Mon Nov 10 17:27:36 2014 UTC]
EP: 0x8522b6 .text 0/3
CRC: Claimed: 0x0, Actual: 0x4564dd [SUSPICIOUS]
VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2f5a684752b4effea341590dd5f42702fcf358f2335883cf80c053b827195f43/analysis/1416161305/?nxid=14

>Resource entries
Name RVA Size Lang Sublang Type
RT_VERSION 0x4540a0 0x234 LANG_NEUTRAL SUBLANG_NEUTRAL data
RT_MANIFEST 0x4542d4 0x1ea LANG_NEUTRAL SUBLANG_NEUTRAL XML document text

>Sections
Name VirtAddr VirtSize RawSize Entropy
.text 0x2000 0x450384 0x450400 6.884893
.rsrc 0x454000 0x4c0 0x600 3.689538
.reloc 0x456000 0xc 0x200 0.101910 [SUSPICIOUS]

>Version info
Translation: 0x0000 0x04b0
LegalCopyright:
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
InternalName: vv.exe
FileVersion: 1.0.0.0
ProductVersion: 1.0.0.0
FileDescription:
OriginalFilename: vv.exe


Also first virustotal link:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5f0c8b6a323b22250049bfa747e0b228d019570cd94744cc075b9a362cb481b1/analysis/?nxid=14
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>>45216956
>>45216969
OR, you could try running two separate instances of it in different windows.

Also, my previous comment double 69'd. Therefore, Firefox must truly be crap. :-D
>>
>>45216969
IE11, really?
>>
>>45216972
>>45216982
Context:
There is a "virus" going on in steam right now.
Remember when people tried to send you a virus in a .rar in MSN? well this is exactly the same thing just that they send you a link to a image but you actually download a screensaver which downloads some kind of malware.
>>
>>45216982
I'm panicking because I clicked a png in /v/. I'm kind of on edge now.

The ruskies must have got me.
>>
>>45217008
What does it do?
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>>45216992
Yes, for five reasons:
1) It's fast and good.
2) Displays my CSS better than Chrome or FF
3) Secure (auto-scan files)
4) Doesn't suck up tons of RAM
5) Kawaii anime mascot, Inori-tan, is super kawaii (this reason was enough to get me to try it)
>>
>>45217035
Its a kind of keylogger basically.
Steals all your steam information.
>>
>>45217049
Those damn Russians.
>>
>>45216982
I wonder what would happen if you opened the png on a phone.
>>
>>45217042
1) It's slower than chrome and has fewer features/fewer options with at least twice the NSA botnet
2) Kek no
3) Lol, no
4) It's already part of windows' 800mb idle usage
5) More proof that windows is the choice OS of permavirgins that are too dumb for linux?
>>
>>45217060
This is really well made, you don't even notice it unless you keep checking the task manager for 10 minutes.

If anyone falls for this is underage or never used MSN.>>45217075
>>
>>45217075
How do you know it is a png? the link downloads a .scr for me.
>>
>>45217049
Jokes on them, I don't have steam
>>
Is there a way to wipe a harddrive without reformatting it? Want to give my brother a hand-me-down PC but I don't want to go through the efforts of reformatting it.
>>
I installed windows 8.1 on my x201t and I can't find drivers for multitouch or the digitizer anywhere. Does anyone have an idea where I can find them?
>>
I just got an SSD and read a bunch of optimization guides and they tell me to turn power options to high performance. Is this actually a good idea?
>>
>>45213398
Speaking from personal experience, the nexus 5 is a great first smartphone
>>
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How can i encrypt telnet?
I can't use SSH for reasons.
>>
Is there any better way to find the source of an image besides google reverse search? Specifically I often will find a single image posted that pretty clearly is part of a larger CG set but reverse searching just finds a hundred different places that posted it alongside other random shit without bothering to cite the source, and can be hell trying to find the name of the set it came from.
>>
>>45217202
What do you want to wipe? You mean just return to a more or less default Windows state? Just pop in your install disk or boot from your recovery partition (depending on how your setup came to be) and do a clean reinstall, which can optionally include a format.

Of course your data is still recoverable with certain easily available software, but your brother probably doesn't know that and anyway I doubt it's anything you care THAT much to hide. If you're really paranoid just find DBAN and a similar tool though it's more work and will leave you with an empty unformatted drive instead of a working OS installation.
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>>45217090
1) It's not really. The only issue is that it sometimes lags out when you first start it up. But, it does actually open faster than Chrome.
>I do NOT close tabs like most people. I close windows. I mean, I do both... but I close the window a LOT.
2) Well, for the website I'm working on, it does. For other websites I use, it displays it at least about equal.
3) Definitely better than Firefox, which doesn't have that built in. I mean, Chrome does also scan, but still.
And besides,
>pic
4) Well, I can't agree or disagree with this, but it doesn't eat up assloads extra, at least.
5) Choice OS? For now. Permavirgin? Hopefully not. Too dumb for Linux? No, too efficient and I <3 GUI. I WILL take a course in Linux next semester... but I seriously doubt that would be persuasive in terms of getting me to switch... ever... It's not out-of-the-box GUI-maximized.
>Fairly enough, neither is Windows, but Windows is maybe 80% as GUI as I want my OS. Every Linux distro I've ever (briefly) tried is 40% or less. And, installation has to be through the command prompt, usually, and it doesn't just auto-install shit the way I downloaded it (what happened to COFF/ELF???). I normally DON'T change the file, and I want it to install as-is. I can ALWAYS remove it later, if I don't like it or if it installed other random crap. But, then again, I never actually saw a Programs and Features system on my distros...

Listen, I usually start getting ignored by some people when I argue about Linux. I WILL be trying it out, but I have no REAL intention to use it, except maybe Arch... as a project... WHEN I've basically MASTERED C++ (+/- C).
>Because, EVERYTHING must be GUI[-enabled] (as in, you CAN use CLI, but you NEED NOT).

That's why I wanna make my own OS at some point. So, I can uber-max the GUI for every single feature. Also, so it's integrated with desktop anime AI systems with access to your mic and webcam to be extra fucking kawaii built-in super cute.
>>
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Just switched over to NVidia from AMD...is there any legitimate reason to install this experience program or is it as useless as AMD's equivalent?
>>
>>45217374
Nah, nothing I want to hide, I just want it be like a 'new' PC for him.
>>
>>45217415
Yeah, assuming you got it as a prebuilt then I'd check and see if it has a recovery partition. (Sometimes it'll prompt you when you start up to press a key, or just expect you to know, F10 is pretty common for this.) that usually will include an option to restore the whole system to factory default state
>>
>>45217414
its necessary for shadowplay
otherwise no.
but oh buy shadow play is worth it.
qick sync still has better performance with smaller filesizes but shadowplay is really great with obs or for local recording.
>>
>>45217397
stop trying to shill that dead ass browser back to life, Microscum. You guys tried to make a browser to compete with Netscape, and you won, big whoopdidy doo dah. Internet Explorer will not ever be a good, modern Web Browser, because of it's terrible history. Give up, and move on. It's obvious Microsoft is going with anime characters to lure in 4chan users. Get the fuck out, and fuck off.
-- Sent from Chromium
>>
>>45217397
But, in addition to not wanting to actually argue, I actually have to leave. So, I'll be going.
>>
>>45217414
it makes downloading drivers more convenient but aside from that i've found it pretty useless
>>
>>45217428
Cool, thanks. Never had the urge to record anything so sounds like a pass for me.

>>45217440
Yeah, it's really annoying how there's no update option from their default control panel - AMD fucks a lot up, but they at least got that right
>>
>>45217433
Firstly, I'm not shilling. These are MY reasons for using it.

The only thing MS pays me for is my use of Bing (I WOULD use Google, if Bing didn't give me Amazon gift cards every few months).

So, I don't personally care if you use IE or not. I only listed why I do.
Also, I'm not shilling for you to use a Windows, either. If you like CLI to install programs and shit, as well as change a lot of settings, good on you. I don't. I use CLI for MySQL databases and when I need to do administration, such as process force-killing and network configurations. But, I don't wanna touch that shit for modifying the way my computer looks and functions overall. Just gimme 3ps and hacks that I can double-click.

And, IDK if they're using anime characters for you guys. I'm one of the biggest weeb faggots most of you will see here.
And, I don't give 2 shits that you don't like it.
>pic related. I actually DO work in this envt.

But, NOW, I really have to go...
>>
>>45217524
>Firstly, I'm not shilling. These are MY reasons for using it.
premium lek
>The only thing MS pays me for is my use of Bing
muh bing rewards
>Also, I'm not shilling for you to use a Windows, either. If you like CLI to install programs and shit, as well as change a lot of settings, good on you. I don't.
me neither. takes too much tinkering.
>>
Why do cd/dvd drives have neodymium magnets next to the lens?

I heard that they had them today, so I took apart two old broken cd-rom drives and harvested the magnets. These magnets are stupidly strong.
>>
Are there any differences in the power inputs between graphics cards in different countries?

I'm considering getting my friend to ship me a GTX 970 from America to Australia, but I don't want the card to arrive then realise that my PSU isn't compatible with it.
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