Tech @4-ch

Tech @4-ch

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

Trolls (14)

1 Name: TokyoJapan22 : 2006-08-08 23:28 ID:xA/4SrSq

Who here is so sick of Trolls! They just pop out in the middle of a forum and bug you.

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-10 05:54 ID:lejPQ2VH

>The only way to defeat a troll is to not feed him. Therefore, what I'm sick of is self-important dinks who can't resist asserting themselves even in the face of an obvious troll.

Fixed & QFT'd.

6 Name: Redhatter : 2006-08-11 05:40 ID:Heaven

Meh... just feed the trolls /dev/null... All they'll get out of me is a big fat EOF.

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-11 19:19 ID:Heaven

>>6 is unix weeaboo

8 Name: Redhatter : 2006-08-16 09:11 ID:Qsjfv1ac

Of course... if that fails (e.g. someone feeds the troll), there are things you can do to disarm the troll.

Some of them (like one last night... see the link) are very easily caught offguard.

9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-19 00:02 ID:Heaven

This thread is full of idiots. Sage.

10 Name: : 2006-08-22 05:34 ID:Heaven

Opera sucks sure there's an ebuild for opera but it just get dropped to /opt, it's statically linked, and it's CLOSED SOURCE, which means that it is a BINARY package.

11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-23 12:28 ID:Heaven

I like how you say "CLOSED SOURCE" and "BINARY" as if normal people would also be afraid of those words.

12 Name: Redhatter : 2006-08-25 00:49 ID:Heaven

>>10 And this is relevant how?

13 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-27 07:31 ID:Heaven

This is copypasta, durr

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Hibernate settings/options (2)

1 Name: thatsagoodquestion... : 2011-11-06 05:56 ID:ef7MgvU+

This may seem kind of dumb but after helping set up and explaining the basics of a desktop to my aunt, I happened to notice that hibernate on her PC (Windows7) woke up with a mouse click and I thought this was the best thing ever! I tried to look for this in my power settings but couldn't find it on my PC (XP-Pro sp2), is there a way to change it to wake up from a mouse click instead of the mouse shaking/moving?? Lots of times I have to flip the mouse over so my PC wont wake up unintentionally from me jammin and bangin out on my bass guitar, am I missing where this setting is or can I not set this kind of wake-up activity instead?

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Ebay ISSSUES (9)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-12-15 20:13 ID:pQMp0K7k

I won a case on eBay where a seller never shipped an item to me the way described, in the time they said they would.

A few minutes ago, I got the package in the mail-AFTER I received a full refund and spent it.

I honestly wasn't ever notified that the package was at the post-office, since it was shipped a different way than I paid for....

Should I keep the item? I already bought a replacement, haha.

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-12-16 07:12 ID:Ud3tfUrv

You already have one so you obviously don't need it. The people who sold it to you might need the money they get from selling it, so send it back. I'm sure they'll be happy to have it found and be able to sell it again. They might need that money. But, even if they don't, it's a dick move to keep it.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-01-02 03:10 ID:Heaven

It really doesn't matter.

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-01-18 01:20 ID:Heaven


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6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-03-13 13:54 ID:rraFX1p5

You could get away with keeping the money, but would you be morally ok with that? If so keep it.

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2010-03-18 14:19 ID:wqfaRUiH

I'm pretty sure this doesn't matter anymore. This was three months ago.

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9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-12-11 20:19 ID:pygtti0U

Don't you love the way fucking eBay is loaded down with CPU wasting, bloated, ads? They are already making out on auctions, and are alienating customers who are there (surprise!) to buy shit, not look at fucking ads. I have an older desktop, and I can hear the damn CPU fan revving up everything I go to that shithole.

Fuck eBay.

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Intel fakes playing a game demo when it's actually a pre-recorded video. (2)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-10 19:47 ID:PZIYjfd7

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I fucking hate my ISP (23)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-03 21:18 ID:Exf2VADX

American DSL is infamously bad, but I mean seriously 1.1 mbs???

WTF, everyone in my state using my ISP gets at least 2mbs. (I use at&t yahoo dsl, by the way). I'm dead sure I was getting 2mbs when I first upgraded my connection too, since I set my muTorrent to 250kbs max download; I've since had to throttle it down to 125.

Meanwhile the average Canadian can connect at 7mbs, the average French at 17mbs, and the average Japanese at like 50, or some other disgusting number.

14 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-15 00:59 ID:RYOzuceI

I'd probably kill for that kind of speed.
Rural America doesn't get any kind of broadband service. The best we get is 50kbps, which is super lucky.

15 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-17 08:26 ID:Heaven

New Zealand's similar.

16 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-30 21:13 ID:sQu8/SH1

japan can do 50mbs? can anyone confirm this? holy shit im moving to japan if true

17 Name: Redhatter : 2007-12-31 23:11 ID:Heaven

What's so great about 50 millibits per second?

18 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-01 00:15 ID:y2DzPm5T

Well, we've been suffering long enough in Germany.

16MBit/s flat rates are now fairly common here; thank god.

But I know your pain. We fought for this, do the same. Found communities, complain to the government, etc.

19 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-01 02:13 ID:qBY17I1H


More like 20mbs in Tokyo, which is pretty common with their fiber-optic lines. Although I understand this speed is mostly intra-Japan, they don't connect to US servers any faster than we connect to theirs, obviously.

20 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-01 14:29 ID:PKcy1Lmz

That may not be such a big issue as long as there are enough BitTorrent peers in Japan downloading the same files. :-)

21 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-01 23:34 ID:MIyTgqTi

>>22 Perhaps you should upgrade the capacity?

22 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-02 02:33 ID:sQu8/SH1

no u. and stop distorting time, asshole

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Wow, this place isn't nearly as busy as it used to be... (23)

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.

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.

Post too long. Click to view the whole post or the thread page.

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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true color animated images? (16)

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?

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


15 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-08-27 10:24 ID:+otOmRRY


Webm might work, but what programs right to it or save in that format?

16 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2016-08-27 13:10 ID:269yGVFt

ffmpeg can convert things to it

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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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