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Post your simple/small/stupid questions here, ONCE.
DO NOT BUMP THE THREAD, You are NOT entitled to an answer.
Read the sticky before posting.
Take at least 10 seconds to google it first.
Redirect or ignore anybody asking stupid questions outside this thread.
It was the damndest thing, control+f failed to bring up this thread.
Anyway, is there a minimum ratio of isopropyl alcohol to water that I should use to clean off a CPU? I've used 91% in the past, but I don't know if I just got lucky.
What video players do you guys use and why ?
Basically, I use VLC Media Player but want to know what the fuck is the deal with MPC-HC or BE ??? and why
How does k-lite, kcp, and cccp codecs fit into all of this as well.
I'm currently trying to figure this out atm, please help me understand what the deal is and why
Is there any somesort of adblocker for Metro apps? My favourite manga reader just added ads with no option to disable or upgrade to ad-free and they fuck me off.
I've tried dicking around in the app folder and following several guides to hide the ads, but to no avail. Would editing my hosts file work? I'm worried about screwing up my apps entirely by modifying my hosts file.
Codecs are something that help your computer decode the videos . Video players use codecs ( either the players own codec or the ones installed on the computer ). Those things you mentioned are codec packs . MPC-hc and vlc are about the same with a couple interface difference .
I know the basics of c++ because that's the first language theyre "teaching" us at uni and I've been learning at home. Question is, I found a really good book on C# and have been thinking on continuing with that. Is it a good idea?
The app was the best option for me, since I use a tablet. Everybody knows how much of a pain browsing/typing on a tablet is.
If there's no other way, I'll just do that. Thanks homie.
Well, I mean besides that I would use a dedicated reader. I would use Cloud Reader to read my comics. On my iPad mini, it was never an issue reading on a tablet for me.
The only downside is you would have to download your manga individually.
>try to look for stupid questions thread
>OP put "stoopid"
Anyway, I have Win 10 on a 840 EVO and recently when I turn my computer off the computer shuts down when the Windows 10 splash screen appears. I have to turn my computer on again to be able to load Windows. What could be causing this problem?
I'm moving all my shit to a portable hard drive in order to format my laptop. I want to put sha 256 (is there one better?) encryption in order to boot or even look at the files on my OS HDD, how do I do this and what program do I need?
How do people who upload Netflix and Amazon content online get it? Is screencapture the only way to get it or is there any other way?
Wouldn't it constantly have the same problem every time I turn it on? The second time I turn it on right after it shuts down works perfectly fine. It's always that first time I turn it on.
for newbies the best is qbittorrent because it has a search engine built in (you don't have to use your browser)
just install python 3.4.3 then download qbittorrent, enable search in view and look for movies / music etc
How safe is it to jam a voltmeter into a modular PSU's connectors? I have a suspicion that it's breaking my HDDs, and I want to make sure there's 12 Volt where there's supposed to be 12 Volt.
I was already using legacy captcha.
What kind of person do you take me for, sheesh? The old captcha the better captcha. Nobody has time to sort pancakes.
It's not just here, it's every other Google site. The thumbnails on Youtube disappear, as do Google captchas everywhere else.
>braking the multimeter by connecting in parallel instead of series.
It's a voltmeter, they're supposed to go in parallel mate. Amps go in series.
>Shorting your psu by connecting wrong tips etc .
I know where there's supposed to be 12V and where there's supposed to be 0V. If I connect those and the PSU shorts, then I'll still know it's broken. So how is the wrong?
>How do torrents work
Files are transferred between people who have parts, or all of whatever it is you're after.
You download a torrent file, and open it using a torrent client.
When you're done downloading, keep your client open to help other people download. It's extremely poor manners to remove the torrent from your client before seeding it to at least another person, if not two.
they don't use protocol ancryption, and those who don't use it are the first to fall. also public trackers get you caught, if you want I can invite you to torrentday, good tracker for tv shows and new movies
I'm in the market for a new CPU cooler because the one I currently have is too noisy. I tried to clean it but it did not make a difference.
I've searched the archives for some guidances, but I found nothing but braindead consumerism.
I'm interested in valid specifications that allow me to do side by side comparisons or just any other information that could help me make an informed decision.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Firefox fucking stalls for a couple seconds when I hit the link to /g/'s catalog
how to find out what's causing it?
Recommend me the cheapest laptop that still has a GPU on it.
920m, 820m, whatever lowest-end GPU (as long as it's not Intel's iGPU) I don't care.
I can't seem to find one for the life of me.
I'm not well-versed with web design whatsoever, I know how to examine HTML (I can recognize what lines do what, but that's pretty much common knowledge for any tech literate person) but that's about as far as my knowledge goes.
I'm looking to make my own website, and while I've resigned to the fact that I'll be using a web-builder like Wix, since it has simple drag-and-drop elements, there's something that is vital that can seemingly only be done by hand.
The landing page is going to have a centered image, and a very, very simple login prompt below it. A cryptic-type login, with no prompt to register or sign up, just a simple login/pass that you must know beforehand before proceeding to the actual site itself. What can I do to set this up? I don't want someone to be able to type www.fakesite.com/realpage.html and suddenly get access to the site, you know?
I don't know if I'm articulating myself right, but would love some help.
I should add, I don't want any flashy things on the site itself. I plan for it to be a very simple compendium of information that is going to be presented in a simple, readable fashion - and that's all. I don't give a fuck about modern HTML5 fade in background, autoplay videos behind my shit, etc etc. I'll be totally fine actually making the actual site, the only hurdle is the login system itself.
Link the permalink, like this:
Motherboard comes with 2-4 SATA cables, power cables with power supply, and miscellaneous cables are attached to the case for power button and shit.
no the browser stalls and doesn't react to any commands for a solid 5 seconds
How do I make my ipad 2 faster? I'm trying to get some use out of this piece of shit and its size makes it perfect as a book/pdf reader, but it can take fucking ages to load pages, and in some cases just stays on a blurry image for a full minute before sharpening it. Is there a better reader than the stock ibooks?
Or should I sell it for something else? I can't really justify spending money on a tablet, so whatever I buy has to be covered by how much I sell it for.
>tfw haven't used a file manager for about 2 years
Is it worth using one in terms of efficiency? Anyone noticed an increase in efficiency while using one? I have some aliases for the most used dirs, and zshel tab completion feature along with zsh-autosuggestions, and I've been doing fine
Can you recommend some good terminal based file managers with vim-like bindings?
Starting yesterday I get this when trying to open 4chan on Chrome. It works on Opera and even IE, as well as on Chrome on my other computers.
What is the deal with this?
So i was just playing WoW and suddenly my screen started with this weird pixel flickering and it stuttered really bad. I took a screenshot, but of course it looks normal. Shortly after that my laptop crashed and i got the error message "VIDEO_TDR_ERROR". My laptop is pretty old and does get pretty hot when i play and i play like 8 hours a day. Did i fry my graphics card?
Use CloudReader that's what I use for my comics, loads pretty fast desu.
Protip: Sell it for an iPad mini, first gen. That's what I use and it's a lot faster/better than your iPad 2, anon.
I have a bunch of hard disks I need to get rid of but beforehand I'd like to inspect them, then nuke them.
What good tool is there for working with hard disks? Preferably Windows-based and FOSS, but if I must launch a live distro so be it.
How come on my Android device my Twitter feed is full of images, but the same feed on my computer most of the images aren't there?
I've looked in the options but to no avail...
ok anon.. how about you take your lazy ass off that chair and do a computer science degree with a focus on information theory and design an algorithm more efficient than DEFLATE instead of bitching like a pussy ass nigga on my board????????
If I try to learn C++ by myself from Stroustrup's book, with no knowledge of programming other than very basic shit, in what ways am I fucking myself?
To put it another way I guess, why do schools teach in ML and Scheme rather that in C++?
I recently switched from a 4:3 monitor to a 16:9 monitor. I don't like how 4chan lays itself out now. Text goes all the way across the wide screen and I feel like I have to scan my eyes too far from the left to the right.
Is there any way to get 4chan to render itself to a different window width?
>To put it another way I guess, why do schools teach in ML and Scheme rather that in C++?
Because if they taught something that could directly lead to employment people might think they were some kind of pleb trade school.
I've got a Proliant SE326M1. As it's a special edition, I can't find any documentation. The MoBo product number is 591747-001, and I can't find anything on that either. The most pressing question I have right now is: does this MoBo have PWM fan regulation? The fans are connected to a 6-pin on the MoBo with an adapter that splits in 2 6-pin males marked "inlet" and "outlet". PWMcontrol says there's no PWM controlled fans (I've already used lm-sensors). I've tried installing the ProLiant suite of thingies, reading the manual I found it doesn't have fan control options. I'm thinking the server has no PWM controller, but before I buy an external controller I'd like to be sure. Can anyone help me?
What would be a suitable GPU and CPU to use for SHIPCONSTRUCTOR?
Well... are you trying to compare hashes to see if someone fucked with your integrity? Or are you trying to encrypt your drive?
If you're going for strength, I'd use 3DES, it's stronk as fuark.
I've had that randomly happen since i took the leap to the shitty aurora design around v35.
I havent been able to diagnose it.The binary and profile folder are on an ssd,and the cache is on a tmpfs.Its just something in the new firefox that dogshit
Why doesn't this work? I gave it a value.
Trying to crack trips on an ec2 instance. I have a g2.8xlarge running win server 2012 r2 on 32 xeon cores and 4 Nvidia K520s, but I'm only getting like 350M trips per second total with Meriken's engine, 28 search threads and all gpus. I feel like this is pretty low, each gpu is only producing ~60M/sec. From what I've read a single 980 Ti is capable of pushing almost 1000M/sec.
Anything I can do to optimize CUDA processing on this machine or is there any good and easy way to cluster a few of them? Is there a better service I can use for this?
Is there any benefit noticable with speed to using the PCI-Express Solid State Drive or the SATA III Solid State Drive? Please help my question and thank you.
Hello gentleman, a while ago something odd happened and I can't quite pinpoint the cause or the fix.
One day icons for folders, images, .rar files and numerous other extensions became pic related, I ran some diagnosis that found some stuff was corrupted but no idea how to fix this.
I'd like to inspect them for contents first
So I'd need to mount them even though some of them will be NTFS, some will be ext, etc...
DBAN is nice but is there an alternative where I don't need to boot from a cd?
install ntfs-3g on your install and its simple as mounting them and browsing(assuming linux)
>>..don't need to boot from a cd?
If you're on linux yeah
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdX
let it sit there till its done.If you want more psudeorandom use /dev/random in place.
You cant really nuke it within a windows cause all of the hardlinks that the system is using when its in use.
I have my OS installed on my SSD and I also have a hard drive
Sometimes when turning it on or doing a force restart, it only sees my SSD and also says to Insert Bootable Media
If I restart the computer with a PS/2 keyboard in and bring up the boot menu, it sees both the SSD and HDD and I can select my SSD to boot to
What is going on here?
My friend knows deep sleep is broken on my PC and, as a joke, set the bios to remember last state on power loss, then put my PC to sleep. Now it's stuck in sleep regardless of full power cycling. He assumed that it would be a funny joke and I could reset the cmos and laughs all around, but funny story: wake up behavior is even further down than cmos. I've tripped the jumper. I've pried out the battery. I've HARDWARE SWITCHED to backup cmos. Nothing. The computer won't even post.
What do when cmos access isn't low level enough to fix a problem?
How do I get this symbol to print out on Word?
Its sigma with a squared symbol and then a 2 beneath it also the same but with a 1.
The best I can get it sigma squared
is there a device that lets me plug in 4 hard disks (not 4x a hard disk docking station)
a NAS seems overkill, I don't need a RAID, any CPU power or accessible in the network, I just want to access the data on 4 disks at the same time.
what would you consider bloatware on 10 ?
the only thing i dislike is the occasional popup in the bottom right telling you to buy office .
it's not a common occurrence and it's easily disabled in system settings.
i haven't disabled any of the intrusive security features like telemetry or any of that stuff.
personally i don't care about it .
I'd like something that can tell me where the traffic is coming from as well, in a similar fashion to your android phone's bandwidth report.
NetBalancer is nice but only runs on my windows computer and doesn't see data from other devices. I want a network appliance.
Audio people of /g/
How do I get the best out of my laptops sound card ?
How do i set shit up for good bass and clear sound ?
Whenever I increase bass everything else sounds dulled out ?
Even if i install the realtek drivers for my laptop it provides little to no options
i simply ignore all of them .
i never go to the app store and i never use onedrive and they never bug me .
cortana is linked to the start search bar for some stupid reason that's my real complaint .
For some reason I almost never get actual results from Google's reverse image search, even when other people do. This picture, for example. I know other people get results from it, but I get nothing. I've tried swapping which version of Google I'm using (.ca -> .com), logging out, trying a different browser, etc. I know Safesearch isn't on. I get nothing. It's this way for most pictures. I have no idea what to do.
Are there any good cracks for Lightroom 6 that won't install fucking malware on my PC?
I had the chingliu Lightroom 5, but only LR 6 has HDR stacking built in (in LR 5 you have to use Photoshop as well, I'd like to only have one installed)
>inb4 use a free as in freedom alternative
I do that for Photoshop already and it's fine but almost every free RAW editor alternative either doesn't have batch, doesn't have HDR bracketing (forcing me to use a separate tool that produces meh results), or is OK but is extremely tedious with no batch whatsoever (what I've been using, ChasysDraw). I used the Lightroom CC trial and it's been perfect.
>inb4 just use the first result on KAT
I would but apparently it's embedded with "Expiro-DD". I'm not taking any risks.
>inb4 ask /p/
They're too slow.
>inb4 ask /t/
All they care about is JAV porn.
Please help, /g/
Are you using onboard speakers? They are probably trash regardless of what the reviews called them.
check 'disable all enhancements' and use an audio player/video player with a built-in equalizer if you want to use that kind of thing. The bass boost is probably lowering non-bass frequencies and loudness equalization is just compressing the volumes of everything. Thanks to the loudness wars this is already done for you in the studio so that option is just making it even worse.
does it? my search still works.
I can't test it with it enabled though.
I have an issue with my laptop. It won't turn on even when charged.
Do you think you could help with the problem?
I dont use the onboard speakers I only listen to music through headphones, mind you they are not 100£ headphones if they were i probably wouldnt have that problem.
Would there be any good USB soundcards that are worth looking into or are USB soundcards just a poor meme ?
Hi /g/ I have a simple question:
I've been running a pirate version of windows 7 ultimate 64 bits for some years and I'd like to upgrade to windows 10 for performance improvements and DX12 support
So, I heard pirate versions won't be able to upgrade normally
But since I never ran into a problem with my current image should I avoid doing it anyways?
I mean, the system never warned me about the fact that this copy isn't original
It depends on how you activated your copy.
You can always try, if you run into problems install a clean copy of windows 7 and activate it with DAZ loader, you will be able to upgrade to windows 10 with no problems
Is it possible to find out who the owner of a number is???
I got an iphone that has been lost, called the number given and its out of service. Now I need to somehow get in contact with the owner. Can anyone help me out??
ALso, I have the email id of the owner (apple id). Not sure how that can be of any help.
It seems I haven't selected a /g/uide to amps so here is a head-fi link: http://www.head-fi.org/a/head-fi-buying-guide-portable-amps-dacs-daps
USB DAC and Amplifiers are not a meme. Try not to use the word 'soundcard' though.
Sent an email no answer, it shows quite a bit, udid, imei, apple serial number etc, cant get past the activation screen on the iphone as it asks for the apple id and the password.
Email is registered on lycos.com domain.
I'm building my second computer. I want to switch over the harddrive so I don't have to reinstall all my shit/OS. Can I just connect it? If not, whats a good way to transfer/backup all my stuff?
>cant get past the activation screen
That means you tried to wipe the iphone.
Your only option is to hand it to your local apple store they should be able to find/contact the owner or whever the phone is registered under
Oh ok, thanks, maybe I'll add it later.
Just started to build.
>Intel Core i5-4690K
>Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
>MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V
Question on the PSU. Should I get a 550w seasonic gold or a 630w be quiet! bronze?
I'm obviously not going to overclock.
Why the fuck does my subwoofer not work?
Monoprice Premium 5.1 system
I've tried every combination of subwoofer cable, RCA cable. Receiver SW is enabled. No test tone comes through.
Do you seriously need a Y-splitter to get the monoprice sub to work? How the fuck does it not have a mono input? I tried putting the sub cable into both the white & red plugs.
Is there some way to use the SURR BACK output instead? Tried and no signal.
Yeah, I'm on a budget. What's so bad about the seasonic compared to bigger brands like corsair though? I really have no idea
Also my computer wouldn't just occasionally turn off, because it's not higher than 600w, right?
Well they are bigger brands for a reason.
Im not saying that smaller brands are bad, its the simple fact of reputation, you can always try to read a review on each of the PSU you intend on choosing.
>my computer wouldnt just occasionally turn of becuase not higher then 600w
No it doesnt work that way, its always good to have slighly more power then recomended.
just install the first torrent you see in a VM
bam even if there's a veerus it won't infect you
I have a Beaglebone Black Seriving up a webcam stream.
The quality is shit, which is not a shocker since the BBB wasn't made for feeding a 720P frame to clients.
I have very little knowledge of this but I was thinking:
Is there any way to get a raw feed to be piped to another more powerful server that would proccess and stream the frames on my local network?
In short, BBB just captures and sends the feed over the network to another machine in charge of encoding and streaming.
I'm not even sure how to properly ask this question or where to start looking. In fact, Im not even sure if there is a solution here....
Thanks in advance if anyone else has any input on this
>inb4 just get a PoE camera
but I prefer to be a thrifty poorshit that does things the difficult way. Besides a PoE camera means I have to drag my lazy ass up a ladder.
Anyway, this is starting to become a mini blog post
What's the best way to assign custom notification tones for each contact on Cyanogenmod?
I want to set it so some of my contacts from work have unique ringtones when they insist on texting me, rather than calling like an adult.
What the fuck is this file. i basicly have 0 space left on my harddrive but i dont know how to delete the used space
they lead consumer demand for accurately calibrated screens, higher dpis and wider viewing angles.
But since the PC market caught up there's virtually no reason to choose a Mac over a PC for design.
I remember back in the day when we made the transition from dial-up to DSL, the folks at the ISP said that DSL was better than cable because if too many people are using the cable at once (like in a community I guess?) then the speeds would suffer. However I have never heard anyone with a cable connection complaining because it was a rainy day and too many people were at home using their cable internet connection.
Was there at one point some truth to the ISP words or was it always just complete bullshit DSL propaganda?
Currently building a gaming PC and upon start up my graphics card doesn't work. Not even the fan is spinning, but you can feel it heat up. What did I do wrong? Also nothing appears on the monitor.
CPU-AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
RAM-Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon R7 370 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3
PSU-XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Just bought a lumia 925 for $40 as a backup to my primary phone. Can some one point me in the right direction to unlock it for free? OR is there an easier option since it was locked under t-mobile and I have a MetroPCS SIM? (T-MOBILE subsidiary )
Is could be swap file, hibernate file or system restore points.
Check their sizes in your Windows settings
Could also be recovery data for factory restore option, if your computer was prebuilt
Is veracrypt the best choice for a consumer for encryption?
Is there a way to use my phone's 4G to connect my desktop to the internet
Is there a decent file explorer on the Fire TV store? The only functional one I see is ES and I don't want that shit on my devices.
I need a way to browse videos, images, etc from my servers SMB share. I could use plex but I'd rather play the files directly using a file manager and player like I do on android devices.
It's called hotspot
Ofc you need wireless but I can't imagine how you could be asking for a wired connection
Depends on what you mean by storing
If you're sharing files between two computers a USB HDD is more prudent
But if it's solely for backup for the desktop why would you get external? get internal for speed and much cheaper
>(like in a community I guess?) then the speeds would suffer
That is true if the community doesn't have the infrastructure to support that many people. In today's society that is rarely the case
DSL < Cable
How can I force specific format of user input in a tkinter text box in python? For example, I just want the user to be able to edit the 0's to be numbers and have the : stay (or something like that).
My main TV may die this year (it's an early Samsung HDTV that sort of fakes HDTV).
I went a purchased a Sony XBR65X850C TV during black friday sale to kind of store and use it when it does die, or I might just donate the half-broken but still working Samsung TV to charity and make someone's day.
I read reviews that said that on top of it's quality resolution and size, that it's the real deal (native 120hz refresh, good online abilities, etc...).
I just wanted a solid TV under 70". Did I fuck up?
the automagic ones all suck ass, but assuming your duplicates all have the same or simmilar names, just use everything search to find shit with the same name/simmilar name since it narrows down as you type
speaking of buying computer stuff and this time of year, is cybermonday still a thing? I know newegg has been pushing their black friday thing pretty hard with no mention of a cybermonday so I was curious
>grandma gets internet explorer popup saying that malware has been detected on her system
>says dont shut down or restart the computer
>gives number where a foreign women tells her she needs to pay $300 to remove malware from her network
>installs program where said woman can control her desktop remotely, links her to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koobface
Is there ANY chance this is at all legit and not a complete scam? I can't find shit about it on google one way or the other.
>thinking there's even a remote chance this might be legit
wth anon, there's no way in hell this could ever possibly be legit, and I don't even have to go to that website to know. first and foremost windows remote assistance is on by default so there\s no need for ms to have you install anything extra to remote control your computer, you just have to accept the connection. secondly nothing computer related that involves an indian accent is legit, and I could go on and on but you get the point right?
Yeah I kinda knew it in my bones I just needed to know for sure. Since she installed their program, but didn't pay them, has the damage been done anyway? Should she change all her banking info now, even if I remove it?
they should have only had local access so unless she keeps her details in a local file or has logged in since installing that shit she should be ok, but a format and reinstall is in order cause who knows what they changed to open her up to other attacks
So my harddrive has been failing for about 2 years now.
She's a tough girl, but recently any time I try to boot my PC up it just says "missing operating system." So I think this ol' gal is done for.
I'm going to take the harddrive out and use a SATA>USB adapter and see if I can get a few of the files I didn't back up.
Here's a picture, for those of you who are interested in this kinda thing. I think the PC is from 2007 or 2008.
there's two screws on the other side as well, depending on how your case is set up, the drive cage may unlatch and slide out, or you may have to take off the rest of the case and shit to get at the other side of it
Full other side.
If you need another picture of something I can take them and post them in like 30 seconds.
Can any of y'all tell me what I'm doing wrong or if there's something wrong with my GPU?
Huh, you were right, it was just stuck. Thank you anon.
Here it is, 7 years of being a trusty hard drive. Hopefully with a USB adapted I can get the few files I wasn't able to back up.
I wonder what I should do with the rest of the PC...
I wonder how many years I would have to wait for that dust chunk to become sentient and begin to question its own existence.
So my laptop has an ATI mobility Radeon HD 560v and is currently fucked, because i apparently have a wrong driver installed. Now i want to install the right one, but i can't seem to even find the right driver anywhere. Please help.
Hey guys, I downgraded my terrible HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 7. I have three USB ports and only one of them works now after downgrading. (the one that works is the one used with the USB stick to install windows)
I tried installing the Windows 8 drivers but its still fucked captain. Anyone know how to get these two other USB ports to work? or an alternative?