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STUPID QUESTIONS THREAD

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Does it matter what brand of RAM i get if i have one stick of 4gb and i want to buy another 4gb (same speed) to put it in dual channel? Does latency speed matter in that decision?
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>>45637605
Brand doesn't matter but memory timing does.
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Are there any prepaid cash cards that don't require real name/ssn to use?

Don't mind why I ask. Just curious tbh.
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>>45637605
What should i use ? i asked /v/ but they are too retarded and like to use shit like AMDraptr and shadowplay.
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best programming laptop?
I would carry it to work every day (not far though)
But it should be fucking powerful
1400$ max
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>>45637616
>Brand doesn't matter but memory timing does.

So latency matters?
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What's currently the best 4k monitor on the market? And I need two of them.
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Can I overclock the CPU with this build?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f4gYwP
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>>45637827
I would think you would not need much power for portable programming since you could just network to a desktop and run your code on that.
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>>45637851
Yes. All aspects of memory timing, including latency, matters when you are going dual channel.
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>>45637720
use h.264 or something, openencode is cancer
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I have a few scripts to change the display layout in Linux Mint 17, picture related.
I want to also switch from the onboard audio card to the HDMI audio as well. What do I add that to the scripts?
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>>45637882
What's there even to look at besides speed and latency ffs? Of course and same DDR
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>>45637905
Are you new to the internets?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_timings
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>>45637878
who would do that?
are we back in 2003?
have you ever seen a programmer using a chromebook because he can execute code on a desktop?
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>>45637924
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_timings

No brand even lists those things, how can i even know if two sticks from different brands are even dual channel compatible?
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>>45637950
>No brand even lists those things
It seems I am wasting my time trying to help someone who seeks to reject the answer given for on rational reason.
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>>45637932
No, I am generally never around other programmers so I don't know what they do. I have heard of some high level guys coding that way.

When you say you would carry it to "work", are you a programmer? If so I don't see why you would need to buy anything. If not then stop writing code and do your actual work.
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>>45637896
output=1
pacmd set-default-sink $output
for i in $(pacmd list-sink-inputs | awk '$1 == "index:" {print $2}')
do
pacmd move-sink-input $i $output
done


find the output index of your cards with "pacmd list-sinks"
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How do I access the file that's taking up almost 5 gigs?
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>>45638054
I'm not entirely sure what everything here does. I added
pacmd set-default-sink 0
With 0 being the index for the HDMI audio, and it visibly changes it in the audio switcher menu, but in reality it doesn't.
I suppose move-sink-input does that right?
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>>45638188
adb shell
$ su
$ rm -rf /system/
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>>45637653
Here at Mootxico we have ToditoCash :v
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>>45638245
set-default-sink will cause new programs to use that sink
the move-sink-input part moves existing streams over to the new sink
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What would be the best way to go about setting up a portable OS I can run from a host computer and still have maximum security and privacy?
I want to be able to plug in and run it without having to shut off or restart the host machine and I don't want anyone to be able to see what I am doing without actually standing behind me and watching.
Is it doable or will I have to make some sacrifices?
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>>45638305
>No sink input found with this index.
It works when it changes it to the new default but I can't get it to make existing programs to use it.
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>>45638385
not sure what you did, if you're not using the "output=1" line, remember to replace both instances of "$output"
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>>45638517
This is what I was trying to do
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>>45638626
if it was that simple i'd have just posted that

copy the text i posted above
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>>45638257
Nice try and fuck you for being a dick.
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>>45638698
it did sound like you wanted to remove it, tbh
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>>45638698
shill
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How do I get nsfw/sfw mascots to work with appchan

Every time I try to set it up it ends up just pooling them all together and I don't like it at all
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>>45637605
>Does it matter what brand of RAM i get if i have one stick of 4gb and i want to buy another 4gb (same speed) to put it in dual channel? Does latency speed matter in that decision?

Buy g.Skill for cheap, dependable, and easy overclocking. Buy other brands if you need really cheap RAM. I think Crucial has some really reliable RAM right now, in my opinion.
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>>45638680
Yes yes yes I finally got what I missed.
Thanks a lot mate, I appreciate the help.
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How would I go about filtering a string in python.

Say I have.
"blabla: 50.00 ms
bbbbs: 40.22 ms
foobo: 33.21 ms"


And I want to filter out the three numbers. What would be the optimal way?
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>>45638716
I'm just trying to clear up some space, not delete my whole fucking system partition.
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Is it possible to securely wipe a 2013 Nexus 7? Apparently you can wipe Android devices that make standard block devices available with dban, but the N7 only has MTP. Any other way? Kind of important, used to be full of loli and now I'm selling it. The buyer has an AOL email address, probably law-abiding.
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>>45638933
Loli isn't illegal
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>>45638932
in anycase, the guy did give you your solution

adb
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>>45638944
It is in Canada, where I live. Selling it to someone in the US, but I'd like to wipe it if it's possible to be on the safe side.
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>>45638953
I don't see how adb is the solution to my problem.
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>>45638958
just wipe the data/cache partitions normally

there's next to no chance they'll do data recovery on your phone

i suppose you could try formatting them, then fill up /data with a dummy file (this will effectively wipe slack space, which should be pretty much the whole /data partition since it was freshly formatted)
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>>45639001
that's not my problem
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>>45639031
Well, that's a given. I thought you might have been here because you wanted to help. Sorry.
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>>45639048
plug your phone in, make sure adb is enabled
run 'adb shell'
su
cd into /system and delete what you want
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>>45639015
I flashed the factory image from Google <https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images> so data/cache should be wiped. I'll wipe with the dummy file as well, thanks. Does Android have dd?
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Can I use imagemagick to resize images only downwards? E.g. if I have a 25x25 jpg and a 800x800 jpg, can I use
mogrify -resize 300x300 *.jpg
and only affect the 800x800 one?
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>>45639080
mine does, but it's running cyanogenmod, not sure if it's on all roms

you can also copy over a large dummy file over MTP
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I just got a new system and I have nothing on.
What are some must have addons for firefox and must have programs for windows 7?
Also, where do I get an activator for it?
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>>45639084
You can probably get ImageMagick to return the resolution of an image, and use a shell script to loop over everything in *.jpg, only resizing the files that ImageMagick says are over 300x300.
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/g/, I need help
I've never bought a tablet before. I'm on the edge between two of them, and both have pretty good reviews. Both of them are 7" tablets

One is the Toshiba Excite Go 7. The only downside I can find is the screen resolution, 1024x600. But a bunch of Samsung galaxy tablets have the same resolution, so I don't see the problem.

The other is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or 4. It's more expensive, and it uses proprietary USB connectors. But apparently the resolution is better. Even though every spec for it I can find lists it as 1024x600, just like the other tablet.

Does anyone have experience with either of these tablets? Which one should I get? I would like a 7 inch tablet that is locally available, I don't want to order online unless there's a really good deal somewhere.
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>>45639072
Thanks. I appreciate it.
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>>45639155
If anyone wanted to know what I wanted it for, primarily to use with an SSH and a VNC server located elsewhere. I have no intention of playing games on it.

I would like something where I can read lots of text without it destroying my eyes, so there's that.
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>>45637616
>>45637605
the timings dont have to match, the voltage doesn't either but should.
the mobo will use the same voltage and speeds for all it's ram, that being the lowest of any sticks being used. you have 1.3v fast ram stick and 1.5v slow ram stick? mobo will run both at slow timings and 1.3v.
ram timings dont matter and brand doesnt matter. were talking performance increases of less than 4% in the best case scenarios.
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I bought an Alienware 14
Did I fuck up?
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>>45638731
I don't know if we're supposed to bump or what
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I'm terrified that any torrenting I did on TPB is going to come back to haunt me now. Am I fucked? Are users going to get arrested?
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I'm trying to make some webms but webm for retards can't open the file, it says "audio decoding error"... any ideas?
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>>45639084
#!/bin/bash
for i in $1; do
if [ $(identify -format "%w" "$i") -le "300" -o $(identify -format "%h" "$i") -le "300" ]; then
echo $i is pretty small already.
else
mogrify -resize 300x300 "$i"
echo $i resized.
fi
done
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>>45639352
actually apparently it's built in. use
mogrify -resize 300x300\> *.jpg
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>>45639213
>ram timings dont matter
>were talking performance increases of less than 4%
There is a difference but you just don't appreciate them. And going from a 7-7-7-18 to a 11-11-11-28 is going to have a performance decrease of larger than 4% especially if you can (spend a couple of dollars to) get something with similarly tight timing.
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I want to get a free copy of Sony Vegas 12 but all of the cracks I've found seem to have viruses. Is there any source I can truly trust for this shit?
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>>45639444
anything scene
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So I think I have this flac to mp3 thing down now.

assuming you have *.flac in your cwd and a folder.jpg: http://pastebin.com/qt850jV5

It converts to v0, removes the encoder tag, copies folder.jpg to the mp3 folder, resizes if it's bigger than 700x700, and strips the metadata of both the original and the new folder.jpg just because.

Did I fuck anything up? it's meant to be copy pasted because I'm too lazy to make a script or anything for it.
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Is there an easy way to get a list of IPs and ports from Hola VPN so I can use it in DelayClose to spam a board?
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>>45639405
i mean 4% actual program speed not 4% ram performance. ram doesn't have to be bleeding fast for programs to be fast. its not typically the bottleneck so having ram a few ms faster really doesn't do anything
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>>45639528
you can add "-strip" to the mogrify command to avoiding needing to use exiftool
you can remove a certain id3 tag with ffmpeg with "-metadata <tag>="""

also, you can embed album art into the mp3 files with ffmpeg, too
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>>45639658
I tried that but it boosted my 150kb image to 180kb just from mogrify -strip

I've tried to remove TSSE with ffmpeg as well but to no success, and I don't want to embed artwork.
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How can I best run MINIX in a VM on linux? Ideally it'd share the local filesystem like a jail, but I don't think that's possible. What software does anyone recommend? I'm starting reading The MINIX Book.

>>45637605
no, it doesn't matter

>>45637653
>technology

>>45637827
>programming
>powerful
I think you mean gaming, anon. For programming all you need is a text editor and a compiler, you can run those on cheap hardware from 10 years ago absolutely fine.

>>45637883
Do you mean x264 anon? I think you do

>>45638381
if virtualbox is installed wherever you will want to do this, you can run a vm from an external drive. Virtualbox runs on linux and windows.

>>45638698
but he answered your question fine?

>>45638944
>>45638933
wiping devices you sell is generally a good idea regardless.

>>45639155
>I've never bought a tablet before
Keep it that way

>>45639244
No more than it was before

>>45639251
ffmpeg

>>45639444
>nonfree
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>>45639691
>I tried that but it boosted my 150kb image to 180kb just from mogrify -strip
that's because you also converted the image

if you're converting the image anyway, you might as well add strip and avoid needing exiftool

though i suppose you'd need to account for files that don't need resizing, maybe it's not worth the effort
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I'm glad I found this thread. How do I know whether to get 64 bit or 32 bit OS? Does it depend on my motherboard?
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>>45639641
>ram doesn't have to be bleeding fast for programs to be fast
But slow ram causes slow response. Where are you pulling this 4% number from anyway?
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I'm a UNIX/Linux guy who's just getting up to speed on Windows programming.

My question:

What is the Windows equivalent of a Linux ".a" file?

Can a Windows ".LIB" contain the object code itself, like a ".a" file does?

Most of the ".LIB" examples I have seen are using the ".LIB" simply to provide the export information for a corresponding ".DLL" file.

But is it possible for a Windows ".LIB" file to contain the actual object code itself to be statically linked in? If not, then how would you do that in the Windows world?
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>>45639771
what os are you using right now?
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>>45639765
I'm not converting the original folder.jpg, otherwise I would do that. I'm converting folder.jpg only in the mp3 folders.

Is there a way to strip without reconverting, such as what exiftool does?
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>>45638884
sed.
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>>45639787
I'm using 64 bit windows 7. But I'm planning on building a computer. I know it's a stupid question, but for some reason it's worrying the fuck out of me.
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>>45639805
any new desktop mobo/cpu will have 64bit support
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>>45639771
almost certainly 64 bit

>>45639797
I resisted saying this
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Any way I can somehow hack a fan to go higher than the rated RPM?
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>>45639828
>>45639839
That's what I was thinking, but I needed some reassurance. I keep pricing it out, getting everything in the carts and then freaking out because I'm about to drop a lot of dosh and don't want anything to go wrong. It just keeps freaking me out.
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>>45639780
>Where are you pulling this 4% number from anyway?pulled the number out my ass, but most of the benchmarks ive seen amount to that.
>slow ram causes slow response.
im not saying fast ram isn't faster, im saying for him it wont matter.
this guy is adding ram for the first time, he probably doesn't have fast ram so getting fast ram wont help him. even if he gets ram a few ms slower it won't amount to a noticeable difference.
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>>45637605
What's coil whine?
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>>45639791
seems imagemagick doesn't do lossless jpeg operations

when i posted before i had assumed -strip alone would have left the jpeg data unmodified

since this isn't the case, exiftool is the better option
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>>45639861
when the coils whine
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>>45639864
That's a shame I guess. I wonder why support isn't added for such a basic thing.
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>>45639853
the only place you find 32bit-only cpus now is with some embedded or obscure cpus
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My question might be too stupid even for this thread, but whatever.
What kind of storage will be the best to store ~30gb of data for the time I'll be reinstalling my OS?
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Is there any reason whatsoever that it is some sort of impossible shitfest to get a working and acurate GMT+1 timestamp with python??
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>>45639880
also, you say in >>45639791 that you're not converting the original, but your script has exiftool set to strip the original jpeg as well

is this intended?
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My monitor screen blanked out, now I just have a black screen with the power button flashing green and amber, as if it's trying to turn on but won't. How fucked am I?
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>>45639907
yeah, it's sort of redundant but oh well. I'm not losing any cycles over one strip per 10 minutes.
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>>45639876
What are coils? and why do they whine? and what's whining? serious questions.
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>>45639928
they're straight things that have been formed into a coil, and they whine because they aren't being paid enouh
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>>45639916
search online for the model of your monitor and how to get it out of safe mode
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Should my widow mom told her tinfoil manchild she's getting re-married in 2 weeks?

Doesn't want to tell my brother because she's scared.

I don't know which way i should counsel her.

On one part, he's a dipshit who harassed my parents for years for money, he would make a scene and yell.

On the other hand, being scared of your mandchild is fucking pathetic, he can't stop the wedding anyways and he'll just rage harder if he's not told.
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>>45639953
flip a coin
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So I've recently booted up an old Toshiba laptop I have running windows vista but once it goes past the opening windows bar I'm given a black screen with only the cursor showing. Is there any way to recover the files I need or is it time to install gentoo.
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what are some go to's for usb gamepads?

and are there any dual usb/bluetooth pads for use on mobile and desktop?
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>>45639953
Beat him with a baseball bat and tell him to leave and never come back.
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>>45637605
My CF74 laptop with bluetooth usb dongle doesn't support a2dp feedback for some reason.

Any clue as to why? Drivers are up to date.
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>>45639986
if all you want is the files, you can just boot up via usb stick/dvd/cd/whatever using any modern & user friendly distro
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>>45639986
What >>45640027 said. Get something like Puppylinux installed on a usb stick, boot it up and scrounge for the files.

If you hate software, get a usb hdd bridge and pull the hdd and turn it into an external drive.
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>>45640027

That's what I was considering. Thanks dude.
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>>45639945
Yeah I tried that, still nothing. All I have is a black screen, I've tried just about every troubleshoot I can think of.
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>>45639953
>Does manchild live with mother?
Get restraining order and boot him the fuck out
>Does manchild not live with mother
Get restraining order and tell him to fuck off
>You are the manchild like Edward Norton in Fight club
You are Tyler Durden
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>>45639892
External hard drive, hell, even a few large memory sticks. You could back up onto your laptop potentially too

>>45639986
boot from memory stick

>>45639953
>>45639996
this

>>45640088
time to find a spare monitor somewhere bro

>>45640091
kek
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Is it still possible to use dm-crypt on Linux mint Debian?
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>>45639100
pls respond
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>>45639754
Yeah but can I put the VM software on the drive I'm using so I can use it without the software having to be installed on the host computer?
And I was thinking about using tails through the VM but I don't really know what distro I should use for this kind of project. I want full encryption on the device I'm going to use, too.
I want to be protected just in case a host computer is infected with a keylogger or anything else and can access any information which kinda makes me thing a VM would be too risky unless I know for sure the host computer is clean
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>>45639892
>Redundancy: use multiple storage
>Storage type one: Burn that shit to DVD and keep the dvds anyways. Will take awhile thoug
>Storage type 2: USB keys. 16gig keys are getting affordable, just make sure to double check the data
>Storage type 3: External HDD Overkill unless you buy a small one or construct one out of an older HDD
>Storage type 4: The cloud You'll have to pay for that amount of space or make dummy accounts. Then the illuminati get your files and it takes forever too, but will last forever*
>Storage type 5: Tape cassette. What are you, a Cold War relic or governmental agency?
>Storage type 6: Binary on Stone tablets. Will become a plot twist for upcoming major motion picture, or you just watched Wanted
>Storage type 7: Biocells. Don't confuse it for biodiesel, otherwise you'll give your car a porn virus.
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>>45640110
yes, I can't see why not

>>45639100
>>45640113
>windows 7
>activator
Seriously?

>>45640119
>protected just in case a host computer is infected with a keylogger
impossible. Go for a tails boot cd or usb, and a separate usb or partition for your encrypted private data and any other programs you need.
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>>45639754
Thanks for responding

>Keep it that way
As much as I would love to never buy a tablet, a lot of the home automation stuff requires android and doesn't work with bluestacks.

So I figured if I was going to bite the bullet, I should buy something that is good at least.
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>>45640113
Here's a start

https://archive.rebeccablacktech.com/g/thread/S44756912
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>>45640155
I see, sorry for the knee-jerk post, I didn't realise why you needed it.

I'd go for the cheaper one. You can always increase the font size and hold it further away if you're having major issues with the resolution
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can you do enhanced for loops in c++? I'm learning c++ right now and my first language is java
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how to transactions on Ebay work?
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>>45640200
>add to cart
>checkout
>sign into paypal (maybe, might already be signed in)
>choose payment option (pay now or do some payment plan thing)
>choose shipping address
>finalize
>wait

afaik, haven't bought anything in awhile
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>>45640151
What are you implying?

>>45640156
Thanks, I'll have a look at that.
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>>45639994
a DualShock 3 or 4 depending on your budget
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Is there a general userguide for Linux and it's secrets/shortcuts?
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>>45640183
Oh! okay. Thank you.

That's good, because the Toshiba is the cheaper one and it doesn't use a proprietary USB plug, I have converters for those everywhere.
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>>45640215
Okey thanks
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>>45640151
Yeah thats what I figured. I don't think It would look very good to be on a public computer and booting up into a live USB, though. I'd like to be able to just stop what I'm doing and walk away from the machine at a moments notice if I have to, idk if I could do that as easily with a liveUSB without potentially damaging my drive or something.
But assuming there is no keylogger, would I be leaving behind a trace of the activities from the VM on the host computer?
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>>45640238
Not really.
Find an IRC channel to help you, and be prepared to break things.

Is there something specific you want help with?
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>>45640196
enhanced in what way?

>>45640200
expand your question?

>>45640227
>willingly install nonfree software
>can't use it
>begs for help

>>45640238
sandra henry-stocker has a good blog about tips and tricks.
there isn't really a single cheat sheet, you just pick up each thing as you go along

>>45640291
Tails has a windows camoflage mode, and fiddling with a usb on a public computer isn't an unusual sight, if you can manually boot. It also has a quick shutdown, and I doubt just pulling the drive out would harm it.
Even if you run virtualbox off a memory stick, it's hard to tell what would be left behind on a windows computer with registry entries and all that. There probably won't be anything blatant like a file on the desktop called "THE LAST USER USED A VM TO LOOK AT HIS LOLI" or anything like that. It depends who you're hiding from and on what computers.
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>>45640362
Well, I'll find one eventually, but I just thought that some of you might have an activator or a link bookmarked.
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>>45640362
enhanced for loop, syntax ex:
int stuff[];
for (int x : stuff) //read "for each int in int[] stuff"
{
//do some stuff
}

IIRC that structure in java is called "enhanced for loop" but I could be wrong
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>>45640404
In most languages that's just called a "for loop".
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>>45640137
kek

I think I'll use two 16 or 32gb usb sticks. Thanks.
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My right monitor is unusually dim if there are not windows on it, but as soon as I drag a window to it, it returns to full brightness.

Why?
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>>45640428
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>>45640362
For the Ebay question, i mainly meant what is stopping someone from not shipping their item after you've paid
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>>45640428
oh I figured it out, it's just a for each loop. idk why in java they call it "enhanced for loop"
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>>45640495
Ebay will refund the money to the buyer and go after the seller for the balance.
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>>45640404
I'd call that an iterator loop

>>45640468
good power management, you can probably change it but if you're not using it, it doesn't need to be on

>>45640495
you can report them for doing so, and i believe it's then up to the seller to proove that they did send it. I expect if someone "didn't" recieve loads of things then ebay would get suspicious

>>45640496
i've never heard that before
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>>45640362
Yeah that makes sense. I can just run the VM software from my drive and load tails that way right? I will just do that for now unless I feel like I need to go the liveUSB route later on
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If my speed is this good, how come my torrents and Steam downloads are so slow? I barely break 1.5mb/s on them.
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>>45640577
Lack of peers and/or your peers have slow download/upload speeds
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>>45640560
yes, but if it's someone else's computer they might not have virtualbox installed.
that doesn't protect from keyloggers installed on your own computer (how certain are you that you don't have anything nasty?)

>>45640577
>steam
probably throttled by steam
>torrents
more surprising, assuming that the torrents have enough peers

Your ISP might allow a higher speed for the first X MB but then slow you down, to allow bursty connections to work better
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Is there a difference between brands of Ram? I know timing matters, but I'm looking at Team Elite ram because it's the cheapest.
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Why don't games let you play with other people from different consoles?

Like, if person A is using a PS4 and playing an online game that's available on all consoles, why can't that guy play with person B who uses an Xbox One?
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>>45640622
It has to be installed on both the host and the drive in order to work?
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>>45640577
speedtest uses mbits.

8mbits = 1mbyte
27.95/8 = 3.49

also factor in most ISP's increase speeds you get on speedtest, it's not a big surprise.
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>>45640692
microsoft and sony think that if you want to play with your friends, then you should buy what console they play on, its a sorta way to get you to buy more, it's why I barely touch my ps4 anymore.
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How would I go about setting a daily cron job to TRIM ssd on arch? Or should I just use discard and do fstrim -v / randomly?
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>>45640495
Knew a kid that did this under his 'friends' eBay account, the kid had to take him to court to get a judgement for any type of condensation, and the state did eventually prosecute but it was quite a while later
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>>45637877
Get P33 instead of E33 and you're good to go for 4.2 GHz.
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I need to set g:delimitMate_excluded_ft to a string of all known filetypes but without "cpp" and "rust" in the string.
How could I do that in vimscript?
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How would I edit this to do TRIM command every 12 hours?

#!/bin/sh
LOG=/var/log/trim.log
echo "*** $(date -R) ***" >> $LOG
fstrim -v / >> $LOG
fstrim -v /home >> $LOG
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>>45640687
Not really.
Specs matter, brand doesn't.

>>45640692
Because they want to sell your friends consoles.

>>45640763
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives#Apply_TRIM_via_cron

>>45640871
You don't.
That's just a script to run a TRIM and log the results.
You want to automatically run that script, not modify it.
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>>45640995
What should I be looking for in specs? I assume 8gb of Ram is good. I'm looking at Corsair, but they're kind of expensive. What's the difference in timing?
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>>45640995
Okay So I installed cronie and added this to my cron daily whatever

#!/bin/sh

NICE='nice -n 19'
IONICE='ionice -c 2 -n 7'

exec ${IONICE} ${NICE} fstrim /


Fail or win?
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>>45637605
I just installed a R5 Graphics card in my grandmas dell. The graphics card says it needs 400 watts but this pc only has a 120w power supply. I installed the driver and everything appears to be okay. Is there any potential danger doing what I just did?
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>>45641077
>What should I be looking for in specs?
Depends what you are doing.
If your gaming, you're probably going to want 1.6-1.8 GHz clock speed.

>I assume 8gb of Ram is good.
Yeah, that's fine.

>What's the difference in timing?
Not a lot.
Outside of special workloads it doesn't make much difference.

>>45641092
That's fine, though I doubt nicing the hell out of fstrim will do much - in my experience it only takes a few seconds.
Also, I'm just checking, / is the only FS on the SSD?

>>45641123
What the fuck are you doing?
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>>45641175
Perfect, thanks for the help.
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>>45641175
My grandma seemed to need a graphics upgrade so I upgraded the graphics. Got a $30 card at bestbuy
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>>45641175
Yeah. I believe so . Here's my fstab in case I am doing anything wrong. I have a normal 2 tb for storage as well for everything. I just run programs boot etc on ssd

# 
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# UUID=e87e8f18-4924-4465-b606-b4c780e75249
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1

# UUID=c77c23a0-dbf5-4d1d-888e-ca3bcf4c3f17
/dev/sda5 none swap defaults 0 0

# UUID=d07e5602-5fc5-4ff8-9a4d-5a2791cfd414
/dev/sdb1 /media/storage ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 2
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>>45641193
What graphics card did you buy?
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If I wanted to start hosting my own personal website (glorified CV/portfolio) and some node webapps so that others can peek at them, what should I do? I was considering picking up an old shitty desktop and hooking it up in my closet, but that seems like it would run up my electric bill and I'm not made of money. Ideas?
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Is it possible to repair an operating system on a laptop with a torrented cd of the operating system?

My mom has a windows 8.1 laptop (formerly 8), and after a good couple years of heavy use, there is 100% disk usage (which ive traced to being a corrupted part of the OS).

She is not smart enough for mac linux, so don't even mention it.
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>>45641208
This
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-radeon-r5-220-core-edition-1gb-ddr3-pci-express-graphics-card/8386085.p?id=1219328762061&skuId=8386085&cmp=RMX&ref=25&loc=SHP&srccode=cii_45538312&cpncode=45-16507892-2
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>>45641214
get some $5/mo vps
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>>45641214
Start with the free tier of AWS. They provide an EC2 micro instance for $0 for a year. If you still dig having a VPS after a year, or if you run into resource constraints, then level up to Linode or Digital Ocean.
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I'm trying to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional on a Macintosh machine from a flash drive. It keeps throwing up this particular message, even though it should support GPT disks. I have no idea what to do about it, and all I get is a bunch of dead links for other solutions.

Could it have something to do with rEFInd? It's been my boot manager for quite some time, but I've never had any problem installing Linux distros from it.
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I watch movies on my TV by a HDMI cable. It's set to duplicate my second monitor screen.I always disable the device output when I'm done out of habit but does this actually matter? Is there an increase of precessing power / graphics while it's enabled even if the TV is off?
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>>45641207
That's fine.

>>45641221
>Windows is fucking up
Best just to reinstall it.

>>45641225
Hmm.
The manufacturers tend to be on the cautious side when specifying power requirements, but I'd still be uncomfortable handing that off a 120W supply.
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>>45641237
>>45641243
Thanks, think I'll look into AWS.

Also, how do I do professional-looking logo design? I'm tired of scanned-and-pixeled old logo on my old site.
>>
What is the difference between an i7-4790k and a 4790 other than the speed and overclockability? Will the .6 ghz really make that much of a difference?
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>>45641307
Okay.... I guess I will just give the card to one of my friends
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>>45641307
thanks. so I hope it works. one more stupid question. Is this running it every 19 hours or what? I sort of copy and pasted a little bit.
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>>45641365
do some reading into the subject

install and play with a vector image editor such as inkscape or illustrator
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why is reddit the only half decent place to have e-cig threads and why does /g/ hate on them?
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>>45641522
>why does /g/ hate on them?
Because /g/ is being flooded with crappy consumer threads, and e-cigs are just the best example of that.
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>>45641522
It used to have decent vapor threads. yeah. mostly just flame dnow. i'd check out reddit for em. but i'm a poor fag and my set up sucks. so may feel jelly. although i've been thinking of stepping up and looking into better coils
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>>45638027

You have to go into the specifications.
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My computer's been randomly shutting off these past few days. It shuts off and restarts, never displaying an error. Where do I even begin?
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>>45637605
What's a Gateway?

Will a coil whine from a graphics card ever go away?
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>>45641559
seriously? I'd equate ecig threads to thinkpad threads in terms of consumerism. They're mostly about building shit yourself out of the cheapest parts you can get. Hell, if you wanna talk about consumerist threads on /g/ just look at the endless stream of peripheral threads. Mechanical keyboards get daily threads with 200+ posts but if I wanna know more about how shorting a battery at specific resistances is gonna keep it from exploding in my face, then fuck me? go to hell.
>>
I was going to ask something but i forgot after reading the thread.
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>>45641754
>Will a coil whine from a graphics card ever go away?
no
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What's a good monitor that I can get for under $250 that i can use for general dicking on the internet and CAD rendering?
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>>45641816
sure it will

>with old age
>of yourself, not the graphics card
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Is it worth the trouble to set up yaourt for the AUR on my new arch install?
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Is there a site with good general guides and articles about computer stuff? Things like what are SSDs for, how to set up a working system etc.
>inb4 /g/
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Is the difference in RAM speeds enough to justify buying ddr4 instead of ddr3?
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>>45641859
newegg account on youtube has pretty good, but very long videos
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Why do CFL light bulbs Buzz and turn brown? mine recently is buzzing alot kinda hard and now is in a strong brownish color after a problem whit a circuit breaker.

Ofcourse im going to replace this shit, i already had one turn on fire but i wonder why this happens, i know the buzzing is caused by some magnetism shit but not sure why they turn brown.
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>>45641859
>inb4 /g/
anywhere BUT /g/
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>>45641845
It's barely trouble to install yaourt man

But in general it is a pain in the ass.

I fucking love yaourt. I use AUR a lot and it is annoying to have to do everything manually.

yaourt -s dwb-git

Dwb of official repos has no flash support but the one in AUR (dwb-git) does.
Just a lot of little shit like that makes yaourt wonderful.
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Is there a keygen for windows 8.1 pro keys or something similar? A friend gave me a key so I could install the OS but now I keep getting the annoying activation message.
>>
If you had to choose between the HTC One E8 and the LG G3, which one would you pick? Keep in mind that the G3 is the 3GB of RAM version.
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>>45637605
Is it possible to remove a PS/2 connector from a keyboard and splice on a USB? I don't feel like waiting to use my new keyboard and stupid adapter is two weeks away.
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>>45641925
There is no cracks for 8.1
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>>45641969
Is there an activation grace period before windows starts getting passive aggressive with me?
>>
What is the most secure Linux distro?
>>
What's the go-to CPU to buy right now?
R9 280 btw.
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>>45642002
you need to activate it before it even sets up the desktop, so no. I doubt it.
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>>45642032
but I'm using it right now and I just get a message every few hours saying windows needs to activate because my current product key is registered in use.
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>>45642053
I don't know. I saw on /g/ a couple days ago a list of product keys for various software for sale on reddit that I was planning on using for my own Windows 8.1 but now I can't find the page.
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>>45642151
oops, that was supposed to say "I don't know how long windows 8.1 will give you before it goes to shit without activation." I missed a couple words.
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How do I get nsfw/sfw mascots to work with appchan x?

sfw/nsfw themes work well enough but when I try to set mascots up the same way it doesn't work
>>
I just finished putting my PC parts up and as this is my first build, I'm surprised that the computer actually turned on. However, the fans that came with my case aren't spinning but the Intel stock fan is. Should the chasis fans start running right from startup? I haven't put in any bootable devices so I'm on a screen prompting me to do so.
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i set my pagefile limit to be no more than 2 gbs yet when i play battlefield 4 msi afterburner says its using 6 gbs of pagefile. what gives??
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