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Hardware Issues Comrade 02/04/2020 (Tue) 10:43:17 No. 1 [Reply] [Last]
More just cause I don't wanna go to some place like r/techsupport ew So anyways I built a computer recently, it works perfectly fine except for one issue: it has difficulty starting up. It takes about 5 minutes after pressing the power button for it to turn on, nothing will speed it up. I found out that the issue with it is that the Motherboard came with a dead CROM battery, I replaced that and voila it starts up fine. And it has been fine for the past week, however the startup issue has returned, and just to be sure I replaced the CROM battery AGAIN but this time it didn't work. I know for a fact that it was just the dead battery that was the issue so why is it persisting?
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>>1738 don't give him shit advice, read what he typed. >it's games that used to run smooth enough, or with 60 fps even, that are now unplayable or are on 10 fps at best, like Squad or WarThunder >it is also more minor things like in firefox or the task manager being slow, clicking on things comes with a delay and slow typing at times it just runs like crap all the time and really slow and seems broken and old if everything with his fx-8300, gtx1060, 16gb ram was working perfectly fine earlier, and then all of a sudden everything is slow and freezing, then the problem, which is almost certainly a software problem, should be troubleshooted and determined if it can be fixed before blindly shoveling your money to the planned obsolecense corporatocracy like a mindless consoomer there is documented evidence of his same hardware set-up running "Squad" and "War Thunder" at much higher fps than 10 fps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leo2wO1Pz5E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNCx8___-7k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or93verKo3A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr28A7I5svU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6AnAezN2Sc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4yEHSO9nWQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVaQFyJmYGQ

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Ah, this happened to me once when I bought a computer: https://twitter.com/CreationsRoss/status/1274844065062846464
>>1630 Most people here probably already know this, but when it comes to laptops thinkpads are pretty durable and most of the parts can be easily replaced. Their hardware also works very well with Linux. I'm using a 10 year old thinkpad that still runs fine, so far I've replaced the battery, charger and fan, all of which you can get pretty cheap on ebay, even though the model is old. There's a ton of affordable refurbished thinkpads being sold online because corps buy and sell them in bulk about every two or three years. Here's a buying guide: https://www.bobble.tech/free-stuff/used-thinkpad-buyers-guide The guide is based on US market though, prices in Europe are slightly higher. I can post some links to some European refurbishers if any one needs it. Often you can even find "new old stock" for the same price as used ones.
>>2911 The other thing with Thinkpads is that many support coreboot or libreboot. I think if we're setting out to buy hardware, support for open source firmware is a must.
Idiot question: Does Libreboot/coreboot support overclocking & why not??

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PC build Anonymous Comrade 11/21/2019 (Thu) 22:06:26 No. 2265 [Reply] [Last]
Just building a semi-cheap PC to replace my old one I built 3 years ago, it's not really meant to be a brand new state-of-the-art computer but just one that's supposed to have the same power as my old one but that runs better. Also yes I'm using Intel because my past 4 computers have used Ryzen or AMD and milage has varied, intel is shit but at least it's shit that won't turn into a nuke like my AMD did(it was their very first 8-core) and also I'm trying to skimp on money so while expensive and probably not the best performance I at least know it won't require a fucking swimming pool for a cooling unit.
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If you haven't built a new computer already I would suggest you should wait till 2022 or 2023, that's when DDR5 RAM & PCIE supported CPUs come out from Intel & AMD. Or get an ARM chip
>>2954 >ARM chip please don’t give advice if you don’t know what you’re talking about
>>2954 ARM chips are mainly used in low power devices, etc. almost impossible to buy a consumer computer with them
just make sure that after you finish building you take the whole thing apart and throw that shit in the fucking trash because videogames are for NEET degenerates
>>2955 >>2962 They are eventually going to arrive onto the desktop, especially considering the recent move made by Apple to ditch Intel in favour of making their own ARM based chip for Macs & others will follow. Actually theres a better idea: if the overheating CPU is the only problem with OP current computer just replace the stock CPU cooler with the best fan cooler out there, a Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler which actually performs better than a AIO liquid cooler. Just pick the model that fits the AM4 socket & is tall enough to not block the RAM & pcie slots then keep all your pc parts including the case, the HAF 912 is a great PC case with very gppd airflow but you can also replace the stock HAF 912 fans with higher airflow & quiter fans.

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red swarm: leftist hacktivism Comrade 07/05/2020 (Sun) 04:29:45 No. 3109 [Reply] [Last]
pdf on left wing hacktivism
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>>3119 I can't even code with Python, is there even a point me trying to learn this stuff for counter-awareness (as in, I can't do it per se, but can recognise when it's being done to me and/or take precautions against)?
>>3213 sure.
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>>3213 No. There's nothing useful to learn from the details of these attacks unless you are actually a programmer writing code (or the wannabe attacker). If you are an "average" user you should instead 1) install GNU/Linux and never touch Windows ever again, 2) install Firefox and never browse the web without an ad-blocker ever again, 3) keep your software up-to-date, 4) separate your online identities (don't reuse passwords, etc.) 5) learn how to recognize phishing, 6) don't visit shady websites and download random shit. If you are more of a sysadmin, you can start looking into "hardening" GNU/Linux and proper network administration. Even then I don't think knowing the attacks themselves is much help in defending against them. Of course if you are just interested in it, go on and learn it.
>>3215 >sure. >>3216 >No. fuck.
>>3220 If you want to learn it, just learn it. You don't have to justify it.

Laptop Comrade 07/03/2020 (Fri) 21:31:34 No. 3084 [Reply] [Last]
Going to uni, they require people to get a Laptop, here are the requirements they have. What do you guys recommend?
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>>3091 I’m studying molecular genetics >>3094 >should just keep using the laptop they already It’s fifteen years old, and it’s falling apart
>>3098 How much you want to spend and what else do you want to do apart from your school work? You're going to be running Windows from the sound of things, do you also want to run linux?
I strongly suspect they are full of shit. If I were you I would march in their office and ask for who wrote this "Laptop Requirements" and schedule a meeting with him to question him why you need an Intel i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB for your molecular genetics classes. Ask him if you're using virtual machines. If not, the laptop requirements are meaningless and you can settle for much less.
I got by fine with a x41 for ~30 euros, until the charger melted away, so if you find one they're still fine.
Why the hell is a webcam listed as an requirement?

Linux fully surrenders to SJWs Comrade 07/11/2020 (Sat) 14:34:40 No. 3221 [Reply] [Last]
https://github.com/django/django/pull/2692 https://github.com/redis/redis/issues/3185 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2248 https://www.drupal.org/node/2275877 https://www.drupal.org/node/343414 https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/9894#issuecomment-424086622 https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.8-Inclusive-Terminology For symbol names and documentation, avoid introducing new usage of 'master / slave' (or 'slave' independent of 'master') and 'blacklist / whitelist'. Recommended replacements for 'master / slave' are: '{primary,main} / {secondary,replica,subordinate}' '{initiator,requester} / {target,responder}' '{controller,host} / {device,worker,proxy}' 'leader / follower' 'director / performer' Recommended replacements for 'blacklist/whitelist' are: 'denylist / allowlist'

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>>3232 It's not about all about changing the words. What they're doing here is simply virtue signalling for internet points to show how positive they are towards trendy political topics that appear perfectly correct in the minds of already indocrinated idiots who fall for it and don't even question the said idea. The blm shitstorm had this change of mere words on dozens of things not just tech or anything. In France or whatever they made a corpo change the word "bleach" because it can be interpreted as "whitener" or twitter, which recently went full retard mode just like this. The problem is that there's nothing stopping them, you validated them once so next time they can use this as an excuse to push even more of their ideas to change the project.
>>3235 It seems to have improved terminology so far, the alternatives they proposed are more descriptive than the current terms. I don't care about their motivations as long as the result is an improvement, as it has been so far.
Oh look it's troll from old 8/tech/. "A language made a change in language". More news at 11. Hope you change to Windows.
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>>3237 >everyone who disagrees with me is a troll
>>3238 Oh you mean to say you find the angle of the OP reasonable? Yep, sticking by my statement. You clearly didn't see 8/tech/ for yourself. It was just pages and pages of this pseudo-tech garbage.

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Bunkerchan wojak generator script Wojakposter 07/11/2020 (Sat) 05:26:25 No. 3212 [Reply] [Last]
I've decided to make my script open source. Enjoy. https://pastebin.com/raw/pajZ4N2x
>>3212 Absolutely based
Good shit, mate. Keep it up.

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Website creation Comrade 07/07/2020 (Tue) 17:36:42 No. 3142 [Reply] [Last]
Hey guys, my mum wants me to look into how to make a website for her crafting business, what site should I use? I just need one to work from a template, nothing too complex please. Thanks!
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Just read w3schools website. writing HTML is not hard
just make a facebook page lmao
Why is your mom exploiting your labour?
>>3142 <html> <head> <title>Mum's crafting business</title> </head> <body> <h1>Hello, welcome to my crafting website</h1> <br /> <strong>Take a look around at all the stuff I craft.</strong> <br /> <p>This website is made by my son, who is very talented and a computer wiz!</p> <br /> My stuff: <a link href=../stuff/main.html>Main page of stuff</a> <br /> Pssst: <a href=../nudes/nudes.html>My nudes</a>

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>>3184 Cute. But I need stuff like an ecommerce store and stuff, me trying to code that myself would be pretty silly. I'd end up linking the customers to a security vulnerability that got all their money stolen or something. I had a look around and all the options with ecommerce template options seem to converge at around £10/month at minimum which is a little expensive for the scale of the business I think. >>3167 I mean I live in her place, so, meh. >>3147 Yeah I think I'll just tell her to get an ebay/fb listing and so on.

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Designing transparent and secure election systems with computers Comrade 07/09/2020 (Thu) 23:00:09 No. 3173 [Reply] [Last]
Many countries around the world, after some initial experiments, have completely dumped the idea of running their election systems with computer hardware and returned to hand-counted paper ballots. One look at the cartoonish hodgepodge of election machines with a million security holes across the United States all making use of unauditable proprietary software and hardware and manufactured by private companies mired by a history of corruption and scandals. One look at all that would be enough to give any reasonable person pause to reconsider the entire idea of electronic voting. Is it possible to design an electronic voting/counting system that fulfills some basic expectations of security and transparency? I and many other computer security experts would argue that it is not and never will be due to some fundamental aspects of computers. But let's not let that spoil our fun. How would you design electronic voting systems to be secure and transparent? What would the hardware be like? What would the software be like?
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Yes. Use Ethereum smart contracts. Public, auditable & immutable, while still having mechanisms for privacy. Look into projects like Kleros or Daostack for examples of collective organisation or voting mechanics.
>>3192 It's better for direct democracy. Its simply not feasible to have tons & tons of properly organised paper votes for things like workers councils making small decisions. Some electronic system could offer a lot of benefits. This was an interesting read: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/futarchy.html It's a little libertarian, but the ideas are interesting.
>>3177 This work work fine too. A pseudonymous but verifiable cryptographic signature is a solved problem. Look into zero knowledge proofs as well: https://research.kudelskisecurity.com/2018/11/05/e-voting-crypto-protocols/
>>3197 >Its simply not feasible to have tons & tons of properly organised paper votes for things like workers councils making small decisions. Why not? It's being done right now.
The fundamental issue isn't that its an unsolveable problem, its that you still have to trust the organisation running the election more than you do for a paper ballot.

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Leftist Tech Communities? Comrade 05/29/2020 (Fri) 21:06:08 No. 1930 [Reply] [Last]
Is there something like HackerNews but not infested by Silly Valley's libertarian STEMlords and VC-bootlicking hustlers?
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>>3164 The pro-trans stance is peak-radlib.
Here are two things full of radlibs, if you prefer that: https://old.reddit.com/r/socialistprogrammers/ https://raddle.me/f/Tech
>>3159 Trans that don't base their whole personality around it & retained a sense of humor are ok. Furries I'm more wary of - it's plainly just fetish shit & while I don't have a moral problem with it, I don't want to hear about it constantly either. So sick of IdPol of all kinds, stop thinking your sexuality is a personality.
>>3172 Raddle is terrible. Peak radlib cancer.
>>3201 I really feel for the sane trans that don't go full radlib. They're going to have to deal with the backlash when the insane tumblr trannies make everyone hate them even more. Furries are utter cancer though.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux Comrade 07/10/2020 (Fri) 11:50:21 No. 3178 [Reply] [Last]
Is it bad for Linux as a whole? Is Microsoft trying to kill desktop Linux as a whole with its "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" policy?
Yes and duh.
>>3178 Linux too stronk, Microsoft can't kill it. www.voidlinux.org
It's a whole lot worse than that. Microsoft is one of the top donors to the Linux Foundation.
>>3178 It's just a classic attempt at the Embrace Extend Extinguish tactic. Anyone who actually trusts that Microsoft has changed their ways is an easily suggestible weak-minded cuck. Don't fall for the propaganda.
>>3210 nobody is suggesting that, just that Microsoft might be making big moves to supplant Linux's market as the server OS. without the demand for Linux the NPOs that support it will get no funding.


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