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A few things that might help get those questions answered faster.
Be specific when you are talking about something - "my mp3 player is broken HALP!?"
- What kind of mp3 player, (brand and model)
- What isn't is doing now that it was before (the reason it is "broken")
- What were you doing to it last, right before it broke.. Did you maybe drop it?.. get it a little wet? try to flash the firmware?!

These all help in determining what can be done.
These rules do not just apply to MP3 players.
Just be as specific as possible and don’t leave stuff out, we want to be helpful here, try not to make it a scavenger hunt for clues!
These same rules apply for other situations like “I got a new motherboard and now my computer doesn’t post!”
-old motherboard model
-new motherboard model
-ram (speed)
and any other component you might have in there (most of the other stuff usually won’t matter but list what you know.

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Anonymous 17/05/17(Wed)04:04 No. 22470 ID: a870df

Трахни свои янки синие джинсы.

Anonymous 17/06/10(Sat)21:22 No. 22475 ID: 4ad78f [Reply]

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help,, my keyboaarrd is ovevrsenssitive
made this post without ccorrecting the mimsstakes so you can see whats goingng ono

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Anonymous 17/06/11(Sun)20:12 No. 22477 ID: ca7e87

Have you tried telling it to stop being a pussy?

Anonymous 17/06/12(Mon)01:01 No. 22478 ID: 6aad31

Assuming the keyboard hasn't failed (which you can check by plugging in a $10 keyboard), more than likely either you or someone who physically has access to it spilled something on it.

If it's a detached keyboard, like you'd find on a desktop or all-in-one, you can shut the system down, detach the keyboard, let it sit for an hour. Fill up your bathtub part-way with hot water, dump a bunch of dishwashing liquid and squish it around, then dunk the keyboard in and pull it out and flip it upside down and dunk it in and pull it out and let it sit for a couple minutes then repeat the process a few times. Finish by draining your tub then running cold water over the keyboard for several minutes until its stopped blowing bubbles or run soapy white water out for at least a few minutes. Finish by letting it sit for a couple days. You can speed up the process by putting it on end in front of a box fan or the like. Another option is to buy a sufficient quantity of 99% pure isopropyl alcohol to fully immerse the keyboard, swish it around a bit to displace all the water created during the rinse, then pull it out. In a matter of 15 minutes or so the alcohol should have evaporated.

If you're on a laptop you're probably fucked unless you feel like disassembling the laptop to extract the keyboard from it for a similar cleaning process.

Another possibility, assuming you're absolutely sure that nobody has ever spilled anything on it is you've installed a virus and it's hooked into your keyboard driver (e.g. a keystroke logger) and its not working right because most malware authors don't know what the fuck they're doing (which is why they're writing malware). Easiest way to test this is to create linux media on a CD or USB drive and use the "live" environment to see if the problem still occurs.

Anonymous 17/06/12(Mon)01:56 No. 22479 ID: 6aad31

>let it sit for a couple minutes then repeat the process a few times
let it soak for a couple minutes

NVMe Anonymous 17/02/28(Tue)12:25 No. 22446 ID: 43627a [Reply]

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1. Will my Asus Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo boot from an NVMe M.2-PCIe 3.0 SSD? NVMe isn't even referenced anywhere in the manual, so I don't have a good feeling about it.

2. Is it really that likely that I'll have to clock my 3000MHz DDR4 down to auto/2133MHz for it to play nice with NVMe, as I've read is sometimes the case?

3. If booting from an NVMe drive isn't possible, are AHCI M.2-PCIe or AHCI M.2-SATA cards worth the expense, or should I just get a 1.8"/2.5" AHCI SATA SSD?

4. Oh, and Windows 10 does have decent native NVMe drivers now, right?

5. Lastly, is migrating my Win10 install from HDD to SDD just a simple matter of creating a partition table on the SDD and cloning the partition over from the HDD?

Sorry for the fuckload of questions.

Anonymous 17/02/28(Tue)14:39 No. 22447 ID: 43627a

To anyone who cares: through a lot of googling I've worked out that yes the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Aura does support NVMe1.1 over M-key M.2Gen3-PCIe3.0x4


Anonymous 17/05/30(Tue)09:36 No. 22474 ID: fd96c0

1. yes.
2. wtf no??
3. literally does not matter get the cheapest per gig drive you can that meets the speed specs you want.
4. yes basically full support
5. no, reinstall or you'll be inviting problems.

Anonymous 17/03/10(Fri)01:45 No. 22452 ID: 239da7 [Reply]

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Should malwarebytes be taking this long to do a full rootkit scan? My pictures folder itself has over 3000 or so files with 207 folders and i have 803 gbs of space left from 930.

Anonymous 17/03/10(Fri)10:29 No. 22453 ID: c27adb

Well, you have 15 items identified, perhaps one of them has latched onto HD operations.

Also you may want to note that 3.0 is out. Still free for scans, although you can't easily opt out of the "trial" of the full real-time version.

Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)10:57 No. 22471 ID: 0b50ee

Wait a minute, malwarebytes isn't a virus?

Anonymous 17/05/27(Sat)02:28 No. 22473 ID: a870df

If you believe Russians who write malware it's a virus.

You'd have to be a fool to do so though.

Anonymous 17/05/12(Fri)20:20 No. 22469 ID: e4210a [Reply]

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Does anyone please know how to change the look of Office 2016 to something that is "Windows 7"? (It's really ironic, because at my work, I've got Windows 10 and Office looks 7. At home, I've got 7 and Office looks 10.)

Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)19:01 No. 22472 ID: d2a66c

That's Office 2010 in the picture, that's why it looks like windows 7, if you install it on Windows 10 it looks like that too, but i don't know of any office 2010 themes for office 2016

Anonymous 16/01/03(Sun)06:30 No. 22005 ID: df2f3e [Reply]

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I really want to download those paid apps but because they're unpopular, there's no apk online or on Blackmart. Does anyone know how can I download those?


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Anonymous 16/01/05(Tue)00:15 No. 22008 ID: df2f3e

Nope, not there either.

Anonymous 17/04/09(Sun)09:02 No. 22467 ID: b5bc80

1. buy them 2. call for a refund 3. ???? 4. profit

Anonymous 17/04/13(Thu)01:53 No. 22468 ID: a870df

1. wait 1.5 years
2. reply
3. ???
4. profit

Anonymous 17/03/21(Tue)06:59 No. 22455 ID: 239da7 [Reply]

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This is gonna be hard to explain, but i'll do the best I can. Basically, I have a desktop computer, but it doesn't have a wifi card. Because of this, I use an ethernet chord and connect the desktop to a laptop. This laptop has a wifi card, which is connected to a router wirelessly. There are certain restrictions with my place of living which restrict me from connecting the computer straight to the router. Is there some sort of way i could use a vpn on my desktop to mask my ip? I know I could run a vpn on the laptop and it would work, but the laptop is really damn slow and i don't want to go through the trouble of installing the vpn on it. It's fedora 23 btw, and my desktop is windows 10.

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Anonymous 17/03/22(Wed)01:53 No. 22461 ID: 239da7

Also, I could try to get rid of the graphics card completely and just use my motherboard so i could install the adapter(i wouldn't really want to considering it would probably hurt the cpu to process that much), but every time i've tried that the monitor just goes black and I can't get it to work.

Anonymous 17/03/24(Fri)02:33 No. 22462 ID: 5a53ee

Personally I don't trust free VPN services - it costs money to run a VPN server and provide bandwidth and they've got to pay for it. The obvious way to do it is to monetize your traffic. So I don't know if there is a free VPN service that supports double or triple NAT without any router changes - my gut says no, simply based on the way VPN is supposed to work, but I simply haven't looked. There may be a free VPN service that spies on your data that cuts the necessary corners so that you wouldn't have to make any router changes. Since you seem adverse to making changes on your laptop creating the necessary fixup rules are probably out.

Your ideal solution would be to have the desktop directly on the network. Assuming you have a USB 3.0 port I really don't see the harm in getting a USB adapter, it should be reasonably fast and work about as well as an internal NIC.

I don't know why your motherboard video doesn't work, perhaps you disabled motherboard video in the BIOS/UEFI. On my ASUS board I have the option to disable it, enable it, and enable it when a video card is present. At work on my prebuilt I have no options - it's enabled when a video card isn't present and disabled when one is present. i7 4790K vs i7 4770, both include a GPU, but the options in BIOS/UEFI are a bigger difference... OEMs never expose as many.

Anonymous 17/04/04(Tue)22:27 No. 22465 ID: 1d7577

Am I missing something, can't you just connect your PC to your laptop via ether and share your wireless connection with it?

The router shouldn't be able to see the PC as the only directly connected device is the laptop so unless they're sifting and snooping through your traffic you'll be fine.

Alternitve to Down Them all Anonymous 17/03/27(Mon)00:07 No. 22463 ID: 35b735 [Reply]

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This highly useful addition to both Firefox and Pale moon has stopped working.
I am running firefox 43.0.1 and Palemoon 27.2.0 and have tried both 2.0.19 and with shit results.
Is there anything that will allow me to download images / pdf's etc as easily?

Anonymous 17/03/27(Mon)09:15 No. 22464 ID: e7035a

Have you considered running an ESR release of Firefox and a current version of DownThemAll?

Why are you interested in ensuring your system gets infected?

water cooling Anonymous 17/01/28(Sat)17:18 No. 22441 ID: 41b627 [Reply]

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First timer building a water cooled rigid tubing rig here. Doing CPU/GPU.

I'm stuck on the plumbing of the rig, and planning exactly what I need to order:

>How do I plan a loop out properly?

>How do I know exactly what fittings to order?

>What is the best tubing ID/OD size?

>How will I know exactly how many fittings to order?

>How do I get light blue or purple fluid?

>Is UV fluid worth the hassle? Can I get it in light blue or purple?
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Skunch 17/02/08(Wed)21:22 No. 22442 ID: e7967a

Read the instructions and you'll be fine.

Anonymous 17/02/26(Sun)08:56 No. 22445 ID: e030ca

Basically this.

If you don't know what you're doing, buy liquid cooling kits that include all the necessary parts of the appropriate sizes to secure the system in place.

Once you get comfortable seeing how it all works and fits together then you can move onto advanced topics like one large radiator with tubing looped between all the parts in the system.

Anonymous 17/03/19(Sun)00:47 No. 22454 ID: 814dec

You can use EKWB loop planner tool, it will tell you exact amount of fittings you need, and all other parts. Very simple yet effective tool for first timers to help avoid missing parts.


new laptop shepard+dog 17/03/03(Fri)05:24 No. 22448 ID: 344038 [Reply]

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im looking to get a new lap top in like a week and a half from now, nothing crazy just tf2 and robo craft but anyone at work i ask for imput is constently trying to get me to by some like 500 alien ware right after i clearly say im on a 300 budget would you guys recomend?

im hoping to stay under $300 and get at least enough power to run tf2 and some other simple low power multiplayer games

Anonymous 17/03/03(Fri)13:12 No. 22449 ID: d7b757


I'd pick something with a core CPU rather than a celeron or pentium, if you're going with intel. AMD's APUs are also worth a look as they used to have good graphics performance (I haven't checked in a while)

(acer isn't exactly a great brand I'd recommend, but I'm just giving an example)
then you check the graphics are intel hd graphics 520 and google for tf2 performance
or check on youtube

you may have to shop around and look at features. (do you need touch? screen size etc)

Anonymous 17/03/03(Fri)22:05 No. 22450 ID: 1d7577

If you're looking for a basic laptop for work and general usage get an Intel CPU.
If you're looking for a basic "gaming" laptop get an AMD-APU.

AMD's APUs are great if you're on a budget, I built my current desktop using A10-7700k and it's run everything I've thrown at it (in 720p with mid-high settings). If you're building a desktop with one it'll be more expensive if you shell out for a discreet graphics card in the future but at least you can game while you saving for one; personally, I spotted an R7-250 for $30 and cross-fired it with my APU for a noticeable improvement over the APU alone. The big thing to note with APUs is RAM speed is crucial, the difference between 1600 and 2133 is a good 15-20fps.

Anonymous 17/03/04(Sat)06:50 No. 22451 ID: 448961

Intel laptops will generally have better CPUs and weaker GPUs than AMD laptops.

However most tasks are being offloaded to GPU now and CPUs reached the "fast enough" stage around the time of Core2. As a result unless you're doing something really CPU intensive like compressing video you're unlikely to notice the weaker CPU, while you will notice the GPU being slower in just about everything else. Even Windows/Linux offloads functions to the GPU.

The problem is $300 is just too low for anything except an Intel Atom or Celeron, with a bottom of the barrel barely functional crippled GPU. There's a lot of Chromebooks down that low, but you probably won't want to live with ChromeOS on hardware that's basically the same (Atom or Celeron).

If you're willing to go refurbished there are some better options, although some of them are rather long in the tooth...

If you need a better understanding of any laptop with minimal information like that one, just punch its model number into Google, someone will list better information on it.

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