Tech @4-ch

Tech @4-ch

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1: true color animated images? (14) 2: Wow, this place isn't nearly as busy as it used to be... (22) 3: bold or italic on these boards? (5) 4: want to start usung linux based os (2) 5: Sankaku Complex down? (5) 6: Integrated in-car personal computer components, Suggestions please!!! (5) 7: Why aren't you using SadOS? (11) 8: Error Cannot Copy <filename> Invalid MS-DOS function (46) 9: No Internet, Only College (11) 10: Can any of you help out with this Linux distro? (8) 11: help topics for tips channel on youtube (3) 12: AMD INSIDE IDIOT OUTSIDE (4) 13: People are really fucking stupid when it comes to technology. (6) 14: How can cropping images make the file bigger?!? (7) 15: How will the failure of net neutrality effect online gaming? (4) 16: [HELP] Single questions & Help Thread [n00b] (354) 17: TRON project as original and newest OSs, Specifications and Concepts (68) 18: How does one download Wikipedia for offile reading, in Linux? (4) 19: learning through direct download? (4) 20: Chroms forking of Webkit, without the bullshit. (4) 21: isn't he aggro (3) 22: Search Revolution (1) 23: The worlds first fully open-source tablet? (5) 24: Firefox OS continues to develop. [NEW PHOTOS] (3) 25: The Pebble e-Ink smartwatch is set to ship. (1) 26: Damn small computers (15) 27: 51cnnet is gone! (1) 28: plan9 second edition (8) 29: [VOIP] [HELP] Need help deciding what would be better for video calling, SIP or XMPP? (4) 30: 3D Printing, can society. (18) 31: MaxiVista alternative (19) 32: Question about Wordpress blogs and accounts (6) 33: Perfect infographic about how the SOPA is very wrong for our Internet. (7) 34: Japanese IME on Windows XP (2) 35: Is there a light web IRC client... (6) 36: Intel fakes playing a game demo when it's actually a pre-recorded video. (1) 37: Using file sharing with Norton Internet Security 2011? (4) 38: Hibernate settings/options (1) 39: Greetings oh gods of technology. Question using Truecrypt (2) 40: How do you like Firefox 4? (10)

true color animated images? (14)

1 Name: Pete Norton : 2015-06-24 01:52 ID:XKf+p8QJ

Is there any graphic format to create animated images in true color that can be viewed by most browsers or does that have to be done in flash?

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-07-08 23:09 ID:Heaven

Most browsers you say?

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-07-18 16:53 ID:Heaven

Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and others.

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-07-23 07:15 ID:Heaven

Pretty sure most browsers don't support any animation format.

8 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-08-18 18:13 ID:9rCYO4QM

It depends.

4chan accepts non-sound .webm(Can accept sound .webms on their /gif/ board, but moot held it back because of screamers)

Some vichan/tinyboard fork supports sfv, sound webms and even animated png/jpg, but those are rare anyways.

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11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-07-29 04:23 ID:1dLIaCcr

g aデザ イン ホームページ制作g aデザ イン ホームページ制作g aデザ イン ホームページ制作
g aデザ イン ホームページ制作g aデザ イン ホームページ制作
g aデザ イン ホームページ制作

12 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-08-08 01:02 ID:269yGVFt

Why not just post the two imahes

13 Name: Pete Norton : 2016-08-11 00:55 ID:Cle1EeuK

Actually I did that when I first had trouble uploading the gif. But after much grueling labor I finally got the animated gif to look decent. If you look around you can find it posted on one of the boards around here

14 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-08-22 04:22 ID:269yGVFt


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Wow, this place isn't nearly as busy as it used to be... (22)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-03-25 20:58 ID:QWTxxhmC

Sad in a way, but perhaps indicative of the changes in our society. I just returned after a 4 year hiatus, and I half to say it is almost heart-breaking to see the lack of content (゚´Д`゚)゚

Perhaps it was the end of an era? I hope not. Perhaps the drop of quality on contemporary imageboards (8ch, 4chan, etc.) will bring a flood of Anons back to textboards. They are a glorious thing that I hope we will rediscover.

13 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-12-09 21:55 ID:w4dECeJV


>8/jp/ is good


14 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-12-13 14:35 ID:XlIZpCU/

well I want to leave 8ch anyway, where should I get the latest otaku updates?

15 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-01-27 15:11 ID:llRXcBAp


16 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-04-28 00:48 ID:wKVGDdNa

One post every 3 months seems fair

17 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-15 03:02 ID:ltBPb62Z

let see if this can make text [b]bold[/b] or [i]italic[/i]

18 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-19 03:05 ID:R+S7wsH7

that didn't work lets try ''bold'' or '''italic'''

19 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-06-16 21:46 ID:B/SdoOQH

See "More options".

20 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-06-17 02:40 ID:Heaven

I don't like this whole 8gag thing guys. I want my mama

21 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-07-04 03:08 ID:5SDSROKK

With regards to tech support specifically, people are less and less knowledgeable about their machines to the point that they may as well be black boxes. In some cases division of labor has just gotten to the point where it is impossible for one person or a small group of people to understand every aspect of a machine, but by and large I think the root cause of this phenomenon is the forced deadening of curiosity in the interest of selling more cheap shit. In Ghana people can keep their cars in working order well past 500,000 miles, in wealthier countries people just throw things in the garbage and buy new machines more poorly built and with more restrictions placed on the user than the last iteration. I've seen adults struggle to pump their own gas, people try advice online about fixing their phones by putting them in the freezer or some other nonsense you would expect of a cargo cult, and bioinformatics software grow so complex that people with doctorates often fail to understand the proper application of each program and just churn out worthless papers that have novel results only because of a questionable choice of statistical methods by the programmer (cuffdiff's negative binomial distribution is woefully insufficient for identifying differential regulation). Every so often there is a new burst of curiosity in whatever field is fashionable at the moment, but the trend has yet to be bucked in any meaningful way.

Even the computer companies that you would hope would know what they are doing have started to forget ( Intel is probably the best example of this. Most of the people involved with writing the basis for their millions of lines of proprietary microcode are dead, senile, or long since retired. There is no one left alive who has any damn clue how the processors work beyond the basic principles and whatever increasingly small niche of design they are assigned to improve on. Everything is slowly becoming machines making machines making machines with all knowledge of their function slipping away as people make petty little flashing light games that take the existing infrastructure for granted.

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22 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-08-08 01:09 ID:zzIcf/uy

This was really a five star post.
Ive been picking up electronics as a hobby recently and i like throigh hole components. I can stick them in my breadboard to try stuff out and solser them by hand
Most technology today has smd parts in it though, they need a special process to solder them. Often pick and place robotic machines. The stuff is so tiny you need a micfoscrope to see it.
So thsi is another place where wre being distanced furhter from ebing able to cfreate, repair, understand and just get our hands on the bits inside stuff we use.
Its not all totally abstracted and removed from our grasp though, theres a cool youtube channel i started watching with a guy who repairs apple macs, louis rossman. It makes me think of exploring egyptian tombs, seeing the ball grid array arepairs and stuff like that. Its really alien.

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bold or italic on these boards? (5)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-23 07:28 ID:yFFOONVC

How do you make the text bold or italic on these boards?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-26 20:05 ID:Heaven

click "More options..." and then use HTML formatting.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-27 10:38 ID:ID5wEr20

[b]bold[/b] [i]italic[/i]

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-27 10:41 ID:ID5wEr20

bold italic

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-05-27 10:42 ID:ID5wEr20

it works! thx.
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want to start usung linux based os (2)

1 Name: anon : 2016-01-23 11:34 ID:jM5ukxJs

still relatively new to working outside generic operating systems. looking for an os that I can easily use to stay off the radar and to start learning how to develop my own software eventually.

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-01-24 00:39 ID:Heaven

PC-BSD or Ubuntu.

And then once you get fed up with having to do everything the hard way because that's what it takes to make things "easy" for people who have only ever used Windows, switch to Arch.

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Sankaku Complex down? (5)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-08-22 20:32 ID:46D4fN9d

I can't reach Sankaku Complex, neither directly not with a free webproxy. Could somebody tell me if they are all right?

Direct link:

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-08-26 04:09 ID:Heaven

It's ok for me (from France)

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-10-08 00:28 ID:Heaven

Who fucking cares? Sankaku Complex is worse than 4chan.

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-10-15 02:35 ID:Heaven

try the alternate url,

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-01-05 17:36 ID:0koKDWQu

lol. h8ter gun h8te.

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Integrated in-car personal computer components, Suggestions please!!! (5)

1 Name: morph : 2006-06-21 17:43 ID:mgdUzMlA

OK here is the plan, I want to install a windows/linux based pc in my car for personal entertainment and gps etc..
I'm panning on using a combination of desktop and notebook components depending on price and performance and the look that I want.
What I've decided already is to use a desktop motherboard, chip, ram, hdd and graphics mainly for the hdd storage capacity. I'll propbably use a laptop slotloading dvd drive or I think plextor have a desktop slot loader,not too pushed about that.
What I really need help in is power, touchscreens, and auto battery management and multiple monitors.

The way I want to set it up is as follows:
Slot loading dvd drive in the center console/dash plus usb ports.
Touch screen monitor and maybe some hand controls in centerdash or drivers side.
Full size monitor keyboard and mouse in glovebox/dash passenger side.
Two x 7" screens in the headrests.
surround sound 7.1

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4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-09-15 15:21 ID:Heaven

why is this thread so old someone call the puhleeze

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-09-15 20:11 ID:LQSDZPuB

because this site is very underpopulated, ergo threads can live forever depending on which board they're on.

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Why aren't you using SadOS? (11)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2013-05-31 06:06 ID:HIyrP7pc

It's THE os for an artsy hacker!

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2013-11-06 14:13 ID:4gBHiu3I

because it's sad

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2013-11-08 22:56 ID:zaSnfDBX

i am not a panda

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2013-11-28 20:17 ID:pacy88d/

Because of my Social

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2013-12-12 19:23 ID:GGaXKDr+


Don't you mean Seasonal Affect Disorder?

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2014-07-28 03:22 ID:u47mQMF6

the fact that there are two disorders with the same acronym makes me even more sad than I was previously. (*;_;)

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8 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-06-18 00:04 ID:APKiGC8D

I'm not a fan of desktop environments, never really was. They just take up too many resources, even the "lightweight" ones like this XFCE. Instead I just use stuff like twm or similar, and reserve the rest of memory for Firefox and other big hogs.

But quite frankly, I'd rather just go back to my Amiga 500. Even without the 40 MB SCSI disk and extra 2 MB RAM that I eventually upgraded to, it was still a great machine for running Deluxe Paint, and the only computer that I ever truly felt creative with.

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11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-09-17 18:17 ID:Heaven

> Last Update: 2013-08-16

No updates in over two years? That is pretty sad.

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Error Cannot Copy <filename> Invalid MS-DOS function (46)

1 Name: Joe!QkO1sgFXdY 2005-07-14 02:13 ID:5du9jpAD

Ok, I get this whenever I try to copy something from my CD-Rom drive, It sounds like it's working ok, but after it reaches somewhere around 40% it just gives up on the file and shows this error message saying "Error Cannot Copy <filename> Invalid MS-DOS function". The computer is brand new and I was wondering if anyone else has had the same trouble with this? thanks!

37 Name: HAHA : 2010-01-29 21:26 ID:2z3bTGcr

have you tried to shortcut it to my computer

38 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-02-16 20:48 ID:Heaven

39 Name: Azhary : 2010-08-17 10:58 ID:RCE5mtvv

Thank you very much to Latheef!!
for your solution :

"Best solution
Inj win2003 Right click any where in your drive or dirctory then from the popup
new-> ziped folder
then a new zipped folder is created
Drag and drop the the contents of CD up on the newly created icon after a short time whole the dragged contents are ziped to your disk then upzip it. Then you will get all contents without any errors

once more, your rock dude!!

40 Name: PERSON : 2011-06-07 15:55 ID:Bf0YMnVc

What if your compter won't allow you to make zip folders?

41 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-06-07 19:22 ID:Heaven

Seriously. Fuck off. You don't know how to use the site and you keep spamming your blog here. Kill yourself.

42 Name: Ivan : 2011-12-25 15:39 ID:NItoO8Sq

@Latheef, thanks a lot, it works on my win XP :) God Bless you

43 Name: Someone Who Knows : 2012-10-03 11:00 ID:H9xQ0nB1

The Best Thing to Do is Reload Windows

44 Name: Someone Who Knows : 2012-10-03 11:02 ID:H9xQ0nB1

I Reloaded Windows and it worked.. I didn't get any Error Messages like "Invalid MS-DOS Function"

45 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-06-13 20:10 ID:ZrCsy3On

Oh god this thread is so fucking old. 10 years, wow.

46 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-06-15 12:51 ID:0OrITwbP


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No Internet, Only College (11)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-11 13:36 ID:E7S+fm+c

Yo, I can't afford the internet right now so I do all my browsing from my college. It seems that overnight my colege started blocking everysite I ever visited. Its ok right now cause I'm using Tor. Although I fear they may start blocking Tor.

So in fear of that I ask you. What can I do if they ever start such a thing?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-11 16:46 ID:fIWUWLIw

Complain to your college? Worst case you can afford to buy hosting and setup a proxy through that, though that requires computer tech knowledge...

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-12 03:49 ID:EhsvIcUm

Looks like you have to be careful of which websites you look at when you're surfing on campus. I doubt they'll block Gmail, but they might block other (NSFW) websites.

Speaking of which, what websites are you visiting with their connection?

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-12 13:47 ID:E7S+fm+c

Well there's 4chan of course, then various blogs, a couple of music blogs that were blocked because "P2P File sharing is not allowed", They even blocked Source forge because of
"File Sharing".

I've tried complaining and requesting that they unblock some of the sites but the people in charge state that "Those sites are not academic". When I inform them about the 70 some odd people on myspace and facebook they don't reply. Man some people are just so stuck up.

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-12 19:02 ID:J1KDEI0y


> 4chan of course

For which reason was 4chan blocked?

> a couple of music blogs that were blocked because "P2P File sharing is not allowed",

Well, they have a point there, although you can bypass that easily anyway...

> They even blocked Source forge because of "File Sharing".

You can certainly complain about this. Sourceforge shares files legally, and the files are directly tied to CS academia - they're computer software for fucks sake. Actually, that is fucking outrageous.

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6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-13 03:23 ID:Heaven

Sourceforge as filesharing? Complaining about non academic sites? They might as well block the whole Internet.

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-13 23:25 ID:bRCLb/6j

What about tunneling? If you can use TOR, then you could tunnel your browsing. Possible a friend could lend you part of his internet connection.

8 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-09-20 08:18 ID:wtDoFdua

>>7 said the best solution

Either setup an sshd in your friends computer or buy an ssh account (they're pretty cheap).

For 5 bucks a month (scroll down to the last option):
etc. you can google for 'ssh account hosting'

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10 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-03-11 23:52 ID:KwEGrNs7

There is a thing called bridge exactly for the case when Tor as whole is blocked.
You just connect to a bridge which essentially acts as a proxy into Tor so all that is visible is an encrypted connection to a bridge.

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Can any of you help out with this Linux distro? (8)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-11 04:34 ID:xjwteEwy

Namely, creating a branch of it that uses Openbox.

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-16 01:26 ID:Heaven

Just fetch the Openbox sources and compile (then move to your $PATH or whatever). You might even be able to grab the binaries from Arch Linux's repository if they use the same package manager.
Honestly I wish wouldn't associate itself with this project. Then again it's a wiki and it's just one guy editing it, so whatever.

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4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2014-10-13 00:17 ID:Heaven

...almost three years later.

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2014-10-16 16:29 ID:Heaven

i still don't see why someone would use this instead of just installing those package on arch.

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8 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2015-04-23 03:18 ID:Heaven

it looks like this distro died in 2011, before >>1 even posted about it.

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