[HELP] Single questions & Help Thread [n00b] (356)

1 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-05 20:53 ID:KxkIsG20

If you have a single (or some more) question regarding any of the tech topics of this board and feel that it wouldn't justify creating an own thread just for that, feel free to post it in here.

If you know the answer to any of the questions in this thread, please help us out here! I am sure it's going to be appreciated.

I am creating this thread since there's ben popping up too many threads lately with single questions asking for help that aren't really set out to create too much interest.

2 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-05 21:03 ID:KxkIsG20

Now, for my own question:

I want to take screenshots of videos with softsubs but cannot figure out how to do that. The subtitles just won't show up.

I've tried with VLC and MPC but with no success.

With BSPlayer, I have found some sort of workaround, because for some reason, hitting Print and then copypasting that into some image in an image editing program will work. However, that's not really convenient, I'd like to be able to take proper screenshots in one single step and just using the normal BSPlayer screenshot function ("p") won't work.

Please help me out here!

PS: Using XP Pro.

3 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-06 05:44 ID:Heaven

>>2
The only immediate answer I can think of is to use Virtualdub. Soft-Subs are rendered to a bitmap and sent directly to hardware to view, which means you can't "screencap" them. When they're inside virtualdub it draws them ontop of the video layers it uses, and at that point you can either PrntScr or you can Use Ctrl+1 to copy the image to clipboard.

4 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-06 07:12 ID:swN5wZ+N

>>3
Hm, thanks for that. It's still difficult, though, since the subtitler plugin for VirtualDub needs .ssa subtitle files and all I have is .srt.

I'll look for a converter later on. Thank you for helping!

6 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-06 07:36 ID:swN5wZ+N

>>5
Neat, I'll check it out. Thanks!

7 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-06 07:47 ID:swN5wZ+N

Wait. This kind of works, but it's still a matter of pasting the clipboard content into an image I have to create in an image editor, seperately.
That's pretty much what I already managed to do with BSPlayer... orz

8 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc 2005-09-06 15:38 ID:Heaven

If worse comes to worse, you might just consider taking the un-subbed screenshot into an image editor and using its type tool to type in the subtitles manually. This would be a pain for more than one shot at a time, though...

9 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-06 15:41 ID:swN5wZ+N

>>8
Yeah, that's a pretty ... useless sugesstion, but thanks for trying.

10 Name: 2 2005-09-07 18:50 ID:Heaven

orz

11 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-08 00:30 ID:eBB3+08d

I'll go second! On a college network, is there any chance of using BitTorrent at all?

12 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-08 05:16 ID:vsFBa46S

It depends on the network. What ports can you access outside?

If you don't need a proxy to access web pages, chances are you'll be able to use torrents too. I don't know of many places restricting bandwidth based on layer 7 (although admittedly the last place I worked specialized in this...).

However, it's becoming increasingly easy to do. Take this, for example: http://l7-filter.sourceforge.net/

13 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-08 07:47 ID:eBB3+08d

I don't think I need a proxy. Downloads haven't been successful, though. Healthily seeded torrents refuse to download with Azureus, despite toying with the incoming TCP listen port. I probably have no idea what I'm doing.

14 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-09 10:16 ID:E4Mr6Qx0

Yo peepz.
I´m searching for this tool that checks if you got any pictures twice in a folder (despite different size and name), but I forgot the name. Does anyone know this ap?

15 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-09 10:30 ID:Heaven

>>14
hello dear ghetto poster,
there are several of such programs, but i myself use dupdetector:
http://www.prismaticsoftware.com/Utility/Utility.html

See also http://4-ch.net/tech/kareha.pl/1108139316/

16 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-09 10:48 ID:E4Mr6Qx0

many thnx from teh ghetto

17 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-09 10:49 ID:TBL3gc4e

There's also Unique Filer: http://www.uniquefiler.com/

It has a better interface than DupDetector, particularly since you can do an unscaled side-to-side comparison, but it's also nagware.

18 Name: Dominic 2005-09-10 02:38 ID:FFvFiN9a

Hi. I'm on a college residence connection and I can't get BitTorrent to work. It was fine a few weeks ago, but recently they were upgrading the line to fiber optics and now it's slow and unreliable. Does anyone have any tips to get BT working again? (Hopefully, the line will be back to 'normal' if they ever get finished... But I'm not hoping for much.)

19 Name: 2005-09-10 15:23 ID:Heaven

>>18
Short Answer: University networks hate students using p2p and they'll do anything necessary to stop it, including packet shaping, closing ports etc.

So you wanna download filez and stuff and not worry about all that shit? Find a good usenet server.

20 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-20 18:49 ID:Heaven

bump for the heck of it

21 Name: Otaku ja nai 2005-09-29 02:17 ID:HXale4Cy

One cool feature of XBMC on the XBOX is that when you hit the screenshot button, it screenshots exactly what you see. So if the subtitle is displaying, it will include it. However, subtitles get in the way of a screenshot anyway.

22 Name: Dorkzohmaigaudspacepolticxz. 2005-09-29 17:36 ID:Heaven

>>19
Usenet is piracy love. I don't bother with p2p unless I have no choice whatsoever.

23 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-30 08:49 ID:Heaven

> Usenet is piracy love.

I'm loving it!

24 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-09-30 16:59 ID:Heaven

I find it's funny that about every new P2P network gets targeted by the authorities and Usenet hasn't yet. I guess it's due to the fact that you won't get good access for free anymore these days...

25 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-10-01 04:03 ID:Heaven

>>24

No, supplying "everything" of usenet makes you a common carrier, and thus can not be prosecuted for harbouring warez monkeys. However if the said provider were to restrict certain groups, then they would loose their common carrier status and be open to prosecution.

26 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-10-01 17:59 ID:vE+GvfJO

>>25
Any references for that?

27 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-01 21:35 ID:M/r+VNZ4

>>25

Nearly every news server restricts which boards it carries, and always have.

28 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-10-02 12:21 ID:s8Oj4h06

"unspecified" question

Today I look at one of my (Windows XP) folders and there is an underlined "unspecified" there.
http://kao.wakachan.net/r/res/1538.html
It only appears if I put one icon or more in it.
All other windows don't have this, even newly created one.
Googling for "unspecified" doesn't help.

Anyone knows?

29 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-10-13 08:58 ID:ayWdU0UR

>>28
uhm... an "internet" folder?

30 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-10-13 13:00 ID:Heaven

>>29 Huh? That's just the name of the folder. Like "StartUp" or "Accessories".

31 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-10-13 14:14 ID:Heaven

It's smart to catagorize the internets.

32 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-10-30 22:03 ID:JEH3cFeb

>>28

Right click, "Arrange Icons By", "Show In Groups."

If you display the folder by details, it will organize by the header you click on. Like if you click on "Name" it will organize by name.

If you're grouping by something that it doesn't have, it will probably display "unspecified"

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306554&sd=tech

33 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-10-31 03:27 ID:XTBRl5JE

>>32 Oh I see. Thanks.

34 Name: GrrDraxin 2005-11-02 06:10 ID:W3/m64Cc

Alright, I've decided to post my question here, since I can't find any other appropriate thread for such a question.

Does anyone know of a file and directory sorting program?

If there is one, can it do the following:

1: sort selected folders by size of total contents of a folder and sub folders.

2: de-compile (unstack) sub-folders and place them into a specified "Root" folder.

3: calculate folder sized to be placed in another folder based on a specified destinaion size criteria. EG max destination folder size (100MB, 700MB, 4.38 GB, 8.76GB, 40GB, etc.)

Overall desired function: Standard DVD-R(RW) holds 4.44 gigs, but you usually can only use 4.38 gigs of it. The idea is to have this program sort and arrange selected folders to best fit onto a DVD 'before' I would need to burn it. Sort of to pre-burn preparation, for muliple disks to que for burning later.

For example: I want to eventually burn my videos I download from my torrents, but only say I want it to sort my completed series(anime being the best example of this), leaving the files or folders that have incomplete(in progress) series alone until I've DLed the last episode of a perticular series. Then sort the directories so that they will best fit on a certain type of media(ZIP, CD-R, DVD-R, Tape, etc.), instead of having to manually do it through a burning, or other backup program....

I usually end up scrambling around my 5 drives [used to be 7, but one drive (parti into two) failed] (totaling about 120 to 160 gigs) just to search for other videos , images or other files to fill the remaining space. If I could sort my directories using a catagory system, like file types, folder names, size of folders(+ sub folders if not de-compiling directories), # of files within folder, etc. I could effectively backup my video AND my image archives with the least ammout of wasted space on my backup media. I don't like wasting space on a DVD-R if I don't have to.

My example of the manual method: Using Nero, I search though my drive(s) looking for stuff that fills a DVD as best as possible. Content to be written are anime videos DLed from the net. I get 5 folders of videos, and 2 extra videos that fill it with little space feft over. folder #1 is 815 MB, folder #2 is 464 MB, folder #3 is 1.74 Gig, folder #4 is 598 MB, folder #5 is 511 MB, and the 2 files(fillers) 175 MB + 132 MB all total 4.37 Gigs used on the DVD. Later burned to DVD-R.

It normally takes 20 minutes on average hunting these folders and files down and comparing them in combinations with other folders & files to make this nearly perfect DVD-R compilation.

Esentially, is there something to auomate that process?

35 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-11-02 13:26 ID:ogW+UZ3T

Is there a simulare free service for web developers like GOOGLE MAPS that covers europe better? The city I need a map of is Stavanger, Norway.

36 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-11-03 02:10 ID:hV2XIMSw

>>35
NASA Worldwind?

37 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-11-21 04:04 ID:RoTg6Kxy

is there any decent swf player that will work on freebsd 6.0 amd64?

38 Name: Redhatter 2005-11-21 05:06 ID:Heaven

http://gplflash.sourceforge.net might work... but I've had little success on Linux/x86 and practically none on Linux/MIPS.

Have you tried using Linux Binary emulation? You should be able to run a Linux/x86 version of Firefox, and use Macromedia's plugin inside that?

(I share your pain though... there are times when Flash is useful on a site, but it's totally useless without a working plugin.)

39 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-11-21 15:57 ID:RoTg6Kxy

>>38
gplflash is slow and i'm not getting any sound...
i haven't been able to get linux/x86 anything to work...

40 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-11-30 18:16 ID:yKxJSqXB

Problem:
I have added a router (US Robotics) and since then, every time I power the computer, exactly 1 hour later I lose my net connection.
Weird thing is that the P2P stuff continues working, but browser/mail is gone until I do a "Repair TCP/IP". Then it's fine for the rest of the day.
Anyone?

41 Name: Redhatter 2005-12-01 08:24 ID:Heaven

>>40 Does ping work at all when the net connection stops functioning?

Have you tried running something like Ethereal[1] during the outage to see if any packets are getting back to your machine?

  1. http://www.ethereal.com

42 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-01 14:19 ID:mWTqqV02

>>41 Yes, ping works. Tracert as well.
BitTorrent works.

Browsers don't work (Firefox, IE, Opera).
Usenet doesn't work ("cannot locate remote host").

43 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-12-01 14:42 ID:lPibTPpK

Sounds a bit like it's just DNS that dies. Any connections that are already open will work, but no host name lookups will. Try connecting to a site by IP after the hour has passed and see if that works. (Try it before too just to make sure the site isn't virtual hosted.)

44 Name: Redhatter 2005-12-02 02:29 ID:Heaven

Bittorrent will continue to work most likely under those circumstances, because it will be relying on the IP addresses of hosts (as many of them are other users downloading files).

Perhaps if it turns out to be DNS, it's worth setting up your own caching nameserver? BIND9 I've found makes a reliable workhorse for this task.

45 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-02 15:00 ID:mWTqqV02

>>43 Yeah it connects to the site by IP. Well, the two IP I tried worked, maybe I should have tried more.

Weird thing: I can still go to the pages I have visited before the hour is up, even using another browser.

Also, today I didn't visit 4-ch.net, and I could not ping 4-ch.net when the hour was up.
http://4-ch.net/ is strange. If I go to http://4-ch.net/ I get the portal. If I go to http://66.139.73.30/ I get a Japanese Apache page. I could browse 66.139.73.30/ after the hour was up but not 4-ch.net/ -- different sites I guess.

46 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2005-12-02 16:51 ID:RoTg6Kxy

>http://4-ch.net/ is strange. If I go to http://4-ch.net/ I get the portal. If I go to http://66.139.73.30/ I get a Japanese Apache page. I could browse 66.139.73.30/ after the hour was up but not 4-ch.net/ -- different sites I guess.

that's virtual hosting.

47 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-02 19:22 ID:mWTqqV02

>>46 I see. There seem to be a bunch of these around.
I have tried to ping a few sites and most of them don't have the same IP as their site address.

48 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-03 14:02 ID:mWTqqV02

Curiouser and curiouser.
After the hour was up today, I couldn't ping named addresses.
Then I pinged an IP number, it worked, then I tried browsing the named address, and it worked too. Now everything works normally, and I didn't have to do a "Repair TCP/IP".

49 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-03 14:36 ID:mWTqqV02

>>48 ah, scratch that. It locked up 1 hour later again and pinging a number now doesn't fix anything, I had to repair.

Summary:
Browsing by number/ip works.
Browsing by named address doesn't work.

So, what should I do?
Is that US Robotics router defective or what?

50 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-12-03 16:47 ID:M/r+VNZ4

>>49

Your router is breaking DNS requests for some unfathomable reason. However, your OS caches DNS lookups, so addresses that were looked up before the router went crazy may still work, because they're in the cache.

What to do about this is a bit of a mystery, though. Does your router have some "Break DNS after one hour: YES/NO" feature?

51 Name: Redhatter 2005-12-03 18:29 ID:Heaven

What IP address is your desktop using? Is it pointed at the modem, or at your ISP's IP number?

If it's the former, try looking up what your ISP's official DNS servers are, and enter those in instead of relying on the ones supplied via DHCP.

52 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-12-05 13:51 ID:Heaven

Okay, I checked "Renew IP Forever Enable (Auto-reconnect)" and now it doesn't lock up anymore. Whee.

53 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-11 20:19 ID:QOZzZgn2

I hate how xterm scrolls half a page at a time when I press Shift+PgUp or Shift+PgDn, rather than a full page. It's so confusing and disorienting and stupid.

Is there a way to change this behavior and make it scroll a full page (or better yet, a full page less one line) at a time? I know there's a manpage, but it's tl;dr and I wasn't able to find anything relevant by searching it.

54 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-12 11:28 ID:RoTg6Kxy

>>53
from the xterm manpage:

> It is possible to rebind keys (or sequences of keys) to arbitrary
> strings for input, by changing the translations resources for the vt100
> or tek4014 widgets. Changing the translations resource for events
> other than key and button events is not expected, and will cause unpre-
> dictable behavior. The following actions are provided for use within
> the vt100 or tek4014 translations resources:

...

> scroll-back(count [,units [,mouse] ])
> This action scrolls the text window backward so that text that
> had previously scrolled off the top of the screen is now visi-
> ble.
>
> The count argument indicates the number of units (which may be
> page, halfpage, pixel, or line) by which to scroll.
>
> An adjustment can be specified for these values by appending a
> "+" or "-" sign followed by a number, e.g., page-2 to specify 2
> lines less than a page.
>
> If the third parameter mouse is given, the action is ignored
> when mouse reporting is enabled.
>
> scroll-forw(count [,units [,mouse] ])
> This action is similar to scroll-back except that it scrolls in
> the other direction.

...

> The default bindings in the VT102 window are:
>
> Shift <KeyPress> Prior:scroll-back(1,halfpage) \n\
> Shift <KeyPress> Next:scroll-forw(1,halfpage) \n\

55 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-13 01:55 ID:+vyJO/iK

Problem: the Finder (10.4.4) and all Open dialogs no longer list my Desktop as a folder in my home directory. I can only access it from the Terminal and the Sidebar. No other accounts on this computer display this problem, and restarting / repairing permissions doesn't help. Ideas?

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/1464/wtheck2xu.gif

56 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-13 02:12 ID:+vyJO/iK

>>55

Nevermind, fixed. Had to delete the Desktop folder in the Terminal then log out & in. Weird.

57 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-13 02:33 ID:QOZzZgn2

>>54
So how exactly do I change these resources? I can't find any hints in the manpage about what file to write them in or anything...

58 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-13 12:53 ID:Heaven

>>57
from the "FILES" section of the manpage:

> /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm
> the xterm default application resources.
>
> /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color
> the xterm color application resources. If your display supports
> color, use this
> *customization: -color
> in your .Xdefaults file to automatically turn on color in xterm
> and similar applications.

the files are in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults on my system.

59 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-13 20:23 ID:QOZzZgn2

Changing system-wide defaults is an awfully ugly way to adjust programs to my personal settings. There must be a command-line option "read resources from this file instead" somewhere..

60 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-25 23:09 ID:2zzbFe3A

does anyone know how to set up wine on freebsd amd64?
i've heard it's possible (using a linux x86 binary package), but i haven't been able to get it working. i use other linux binaries, so i know linux compat is working...
i tried searching on google, but haven't found anything useful...

61 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-26 14:32 ID:Heaven

Cedega only recently started working in 64 bit native, and that is only their drivers iirc. Are you talking about a 32-bit linux chroot or not?

62 Name: CyB3r h4xX0r g33k 2006-02-26 17:55 ID:2zzbFe3A

>>61

>(using a linux x86 binary package)

63 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-14 06:15 ID:BQ6Asi5I

I needed to run Share, so I got a friend to send me a vmware image of Windows XP. One problem though, how do I install japanese language pack without the XP CD?

On a related note, why do I need a CD for that?

65 Name: >>63 : 2006-03-14 18:20 ID:Heaven

An IME would still be nice though

66 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-16 03:50 ID:r48WV+zM

i need to print 6 images on a page (2 columns 3 rows) such that when i cut the page into 6 and stack, the images overlap exactly. does anyone know an easy way to do this? i've tried doing it by calculating margins and manually plonking the images in word, but this seems somewhat imprecise. and i imagine doing a 6 slide per page thing isn't going to work cos you can't adjust the spacing between slides?
also, i'm trying to get away with using small margins (0.5cm sides 1.35cm top/bottom) but word says the images will go outside the printable area; will these margins work on another printer?

67 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-16 10:23 ID:hM3Mwixw

>>66
i'm not entirely sure what you're trying to do, but...

>also, i'm trying to get away with using small margins (0.5cm sides 1.35cm top/bottom) but word says the images will go outside the printable area; will these margins work on another printer?

the last time i used ms word, if i set the margins too small it would pop up a dialog telling me that the margins are too small, and the dialog had a "fix" button on it...

68 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-16 12:50 ID:n9eWjU9r

Don't use Word. Use something that's actually meant for this kind of work. I'd suggest Adobe Illustrator, but that's fairly pricey unless you have it already, and if you're using Word, you probably don't. Corel and such would do, and maybe even some open-source program like Inkscape could handle it.

69 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-17 05:28 ID:Heaven

I need a good freeware or unrestricted shareware firewall. The one I use is old, and went pay only a couple of years ago.

70 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-17 06:00 ID:DRoiOfs2

>>67 yeah i got the same thing, but fix made the margins large and unsymmetrical
>>68 thanks, i might look into that
>>69 kerio is ok i think

71 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-17 13:52 ID:hM3Mwixw

>>69
pf, ipfw

72 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-17 15:56 ID:8ucajj2U

>>71
too short, couldn't decipher

73 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-18 07:37 ID:Heaven

>>72
google, do you use it?
pf -> second result -> http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/
ipfw -> second result -> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/firewalls-ipfw.html

74 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-18 13:56 ID:Heaven

>>71

He was obviously asking for one for Windows, genius.

75 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-18 14:44 ID:Heaven

But on that subject, what about personal firewalls for Mac OS X? I've only been able to find a single one, which is commercial. Aren't there any free ones? And no, ipfw is not up to the task. It's still focused on preventing incoming connections, when the bigger threat these days are outgoing connections.

76 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-03-19 17:41 ID:Ter2GmtM

77 Name: 76 : 2006-03-19 20:57 ID:Heaven

>>75
I forgot, this forum is absurdly helpful too: http://discussions.info.apple.com/

78 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-11 13:36 ID:4vOg4NT0

I want to remove the "Documents" folder on the Start Menu, is there any way to do that? I don't care if I delete that folder permanently, I have never used it in my life, and I am tired of clearing it whenever I visit my (hidden) hentai pics folder.

79 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-11 17:43 ID:Heaven

>>78

  1. right click on start button
  2. click on "Properties"
  3. click the button that says "Customize..."
  4. go to the "Advanced" tab
  5. uncheck the box next to "List my most recently opened documents"
  6. click "OK"
  7. click "OK" again

80 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-12 19:32 ID:szWhBnjX

Ok, here's something I just know I'll regret asking.

I have a phone that can do mail by POP3 and SMTP. I also have a Gmail account. However, the phone won't do SSL, and Gmail won't work without it. I also have a Mac OS X machine that is always on. So I'm thinking, couldn't the Mac relay my mail between my phone and Gmail?

This probably involves postfix somehow. I can just tell this will be painful. Anybody have any hints how to do this with a minimal amount of screaming?

81 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-04-12 22:00 ID:oh3Yv4Zq

I think the easiest, if not the most l33t, way to do it would be to use OS X's Mail client in combination with a little AppleScript. Set it up to access Gmail via POP http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13275 , then set up a filter to have it send each incoming message to your phone.

When you reply to these messages, it'll go to your Gmail account, so set up another filter (you'll have to put this filter before the above one in order of execution) that detects if the message came from your phone, and if so, executes an AppleScript that then forwards your outgoing message to the proper email address. (Perhaps have the address the message should go to as the first line of the body of the email so the script can pick it out or something.) I'm no good at AS, so you're on your own at this point, but I think it should be possible.

Or, if your phone supports it, you can simply set it so all of your outgoing messages have the Reply-to: header set to your Gmail address, and then reply to them directly from your phone.

82 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-13 01:11 ID:szWhBnjX

>>81

No, that won't do at all. I don't want any program parsing and messing with my messages and headers, and I don't want to have to keep Mail running all the time.

I really don't need any more than something that accepts connections and forwards them with SSL, or possibly a simple mail queue.

83 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-13 03:24 ID:Heaven

>I really don't need any more than something that accepts connections and forwards them with SSL,

stunnel?

84 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-18 13:20 ID:n9eWjU9r

>>83

Tell me more!

85 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-18 17:51 ID:hM3Mwixw

86 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-19 11:42 ID:Heaven

>>85

That's not what I'm paying you for!

87 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-19 18:14 ID:4vOg4NT0

>>79

It only works with the XP-style Start menu...Is there any way to remove the Documents' Folder on the Classic-style menu? Because I don't really like the XP style..orz

88 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-19 20:22 ID:hM3Mwixw

>>87
i don't know of a way to do it with the classic-style menu...
why don't you like the xp-style one?

89 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-20 12:46 ID:Heaven

>>87

Try TweakUI, maybe?

90 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-04-21 20:44 ID:Heaven

>>88

I don't like it because it is too wide, also it shows all the folders instead of hiding those which are rarely used

>>89

Thanks, I'll go google for it and see what it is

91 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-06-30 21:34 ID:rAmZ5vyR

age because people aren't using this

92 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-05 16:14 ID:O9uk0hUV

repost from other thread:
I just bought a USB webcam thing, and it worked fine. Once. Now after disconnecting and reconnecting it, it's only detected as "Unknown Device" no matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall the drivers. Still works on my laptop, so I don't think the camera itself is the problem. Any ideas?

93 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-06 18:02 ID:g7zJLO6Q

Are you plugging it into the same USB port or did you try different ports?

94 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-07 19:09 ID:O9uk0hUV

tried different ports. and all of the ports still work with other things.

95 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-08 19:48 ID:g7zJLO6Q

http://forums.amd.com/lofiversion/index.php/t40845.html
Someone there had a similar problem, seems to have been caused by a spyware conflict. Do you have any files called vimicro.exe? Have you run virus/spyware checks recently?

96 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-08 23:49 ID:O9uk0hUV

nope, no signs of any such files, and i've run virus and spyware scans since the problem started.

97 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-08 23:57 ID:O9uk0hUV

Well, it works now. No idea why, I didn't actually do anything.

98 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-09 05:32 ID:XvkGn01D

I have a kinda-tech question.
I moved and my new place has only two-holed grounded outlets. So to use my computer I installed a three-hole adapter and plugged its power strip into that.

But now the computer is running much, much slower than it did before. Nothing new has been installed. Computer's a six-year-old G4.

So I don't know much, is the slowdown caused by not getting enough power?

99 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-07-10 03:53 ID:JiCcAs9s

No. If your computer was not getting enough power, it wouldn't start at all (if the low power was steady), or it would randomly restart (if the low power occurred in occasional "sags").

Besides, "three-holed" outlets don't put out any more power than "two-holed" outlets. The third hole just does grounding.

Check System Profiler and make sure it's reporting your system specifications as correct, especially your RAM. It's possible that your RAM card(s) got unseated while you were moving your computer to your new place, and now your system is trying to get by with less RAM than it used to have. If things are amiss, make good on the fact that those G4 towers are so dang easy to pop open and check to make sure everything's seated properly. (Remember to discharge yourself of any static electricity before you touch anything in the computer.)

100 Name: 98 : 2006-07-12 14:08 ID:Heaven

Thanks, >>99.

All the RAM is being read correctly, and everything in the box is firmly in its usual place. Seriously, absolutely nothing has changed with my system to make it become so incredibly slow.

One other strange thing that's happened is that fairly often my speakers make a series of weird staccato buzzing noises, and rarely my monitor flickers in a similar manner and my alarm clock makes the same noises. So, could something like this be connected to the problem? Wtf is going on?

101 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-13 03:02 ID:g7zJLO6Q

Are both your clock and monitor plugged into the same power strip?

102 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-07-13 03:05 ID:Heaven

Your computer is haunted. Have a priest come and consecrate it.

Seriously, it's odd, but >>101 might be on to something. Can you move your computer to another room, or at least another outlet, and see if the weirdness continues?

103 Name: 98 : 2006-07-13 12:05 ID:Heaven

>>101 No, as a matter of fact -_-; the clock is plugged into the only other outlet in the room.

>>102 In three days I'll be able to do that. We'll see.

104 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-14 02:46 ID:g7zJLO6Q

If your other electronics are affected it might have something to do with the power coming out of your outlets. Surges or unstable voltage can cause buzzing in audio equipment and flickers in monitors. I don't know how it would make a computer run slower without it being forced to shut down or fry a part, however.

As a wild guess it might be the CPU overheating by having had the heatsink separated during the move and slowing itself down to reduce heat buildup. Some G4 Powerbooks did have a thermal diode with dynamic frequency scaling but I'm not certain if G4s had this feature in the desktop models.

Another more improbable guess might be a problem with the computer's power supply being damaged and feeding an incorrect signal somewhere to the system clock or CPU. Or your BIOS somehow set to use the wrong multiplier for CPU speed.

105 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-07-14 03:21 ID:Heaven

>Or your BIOS somehow set to use the wrong multiplier for CPU speed.

Macs don't have BIOS/CMOS.

But you might be on to something with regards to a fan becoming loose or faulty. Be sure to give that a look too, >>98.

106 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-07-16 12:18 ID:NQYT6UJv

>>105
Then what on earth do you call the OpenBoot ROMs? Certainly it's not the BIOS on a PC system, but I'd say you're going a little far with that assertion there, kid.

107 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-07-17 04:29 ID:Heaven

On the topic of going a little too far, that parting remark is of dubious character.

108 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-07-17 05:10 ID:JiCcAs9s

You mean Open Firmware? Sure, Macs have firmware. But it's not called "BIOS" and it's not used the same way as BIOS/CMOS. Nor is it something that any more than a miniscule fraction of Mac users would ever have a use for. I know I've never used it…

109 Name: 104 : 2006-07-17 14:38 ID:g7zJLO6Q

Can we get back to the problem at hand? Where did Mr. 98 go?

110 Name: 98 : 2006-07-18 14:59 ID:Heaven

I'm here, gonna switch outlets tonight and see what happens to the memory situation. (And I'll check out the fan too.)

111 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-05 21:52 ID:u32KApCd

I recently had a problem with my PC, in that it wouldn't boot at all - there was some HD activity for a few seconds, and all the fans and CD drives started up, but nothing on the monitor.

Now, where it was situated wasn't the most convenient place to dismantle it and try to figure out what's causing the problem, so I took it elsewhere and connected a spare keyboard, mouse and monitor, at which point it booted up just fine. So I took it back to where it was, plugged everything back in and once again it didn't work.

Then I tried disconnecting things one at a time, at which point I discovered the whole thing was down to the mouse. I mean, what the fuck, the <i>mouse</i>. So why the hell was it doing that?

112 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-05 21:53 ID:u32KApCd

> <i>mouse</i>

dammit, i could have sworn I enabled HTML.

113 Name: Redhatter : 2006-08-06 08:31 ID:Heaven

Well, technically anything could be to blame... a PS/2 or USB mouse who's +5v and Ground pins are shorted (due to a dodgy plug or cable), will naturally cause the crobar circuit in the PSU to kick in, shutting off power to the whole system.

114 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-06 09:52 ID:Heaven

Out of cheese error.

115 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-07 10:46 ID:Heaven

>>113
ah, but it didn't shut off power to the whole system. the fans and disk drives, at least, still had power. but seemingly the graphics card didn't.

116 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-10 06:07 ID:g7zJLO6Q

Maybe some corruption in the mouse driver that crashes the system as it's loaded?

117 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-10 20:12 ID:szWhBnjX

I'd suspect a shorted +5V and ground, too. Fans and drive motors running on +12V might still get power. It's hard to tell exactly what would happen.

118 Name: Redhatter : 2006-08-11 05:33 ID:Heaven

>>114 Wouldn't that be 404: Cheese Not Found? ;-)

119 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-24 22:41 ID:rAmZ5vyR

age

120 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-25 06:23 ID:h5oiy9c1

you have a rodent problem

121 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-26 04:59 ID:Heaven

Is it possible to combine split RAR files without decompressing and recompressing them?

122 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-11-26 06:20 ID:4tE1csKl

上げる

123 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-12-31 20:14 ID:u32KApCd

i just reinstalled XP on a system that had the same installed on it previously. main difference being i reformatted the HD i was installing it on in NTFS rather than FAT32. it installed and ran fine, but i now get this error on boot:

*** IDE DRIVES INSTALLATION ERROR ***
For best reliability & performance, please change the stand alone slave drive to master. System Halt...

the boot drive is the master on that cable, second HD is the slave. the bios initially autodetects both drives, but when it's actually displaying the names/models of the drives the master doesn't appear.

i haven't opened the case since reinstalling, so there's no possibility of me having physically changed any jumpers or unplugged anything. so what's going on there?

124 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-12-31 20:28 ID:u32KApCd

further to that last post, this is what appears at boot before the error:

Auto-Detecting Pri Master - IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave - IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Secondary Master - ATAPI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Secondary Slave - ATAPI CDROM
Pri Slave [name/model of second HD]
Sec Master [name/model of first CDROM]
Sec Slave [name/model of second CDROM]

125 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-12-31 21:17 ID:u32KApCd

just tried disconnecting the slave, i get a "Pri Master HDD error" instead. i can continue from this point and boot from a floppy or CD, but still. is my HD fucked? and if so, what fucked it?

126 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-01-01 02:46 ID:0y65Um/u

>>125
It might be done for. Try to boot into a live CD system and check the drives SMART status, and/or download some drive checking tools from your hardware manufacturer and check with those. If they say your drive is broken, get a replacement (Your drive might still be under warranty so it might not even cost you that much). If they say everything is ok, try completeley deleting everything on the hard drive and reinstall after that.

Also, drives just break sometimes, especially if they're older, usually when turning on. The reformatting work might just have been what was needed to kill you drive, and when you rebooted after the install, it broke.

127 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-01-02 17:07 ID:u32KApCd

it seems like it's a firmware issue (maxtor drive being misidentified by its factory ID, Ares in this case). there's software available to fix it, but it costs $400, which is about ten times as much as the drive is worth. might as well get a replacement, then.

128 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-03-21 20:04 ID:4tE1csKl

age

129 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-03-22 03:55 ID:Heaven

by the way, this thread is why kareha needs stickies.

130 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-03-26 05:11 ID:Heaven

>>129
no. there is a notice board at the top of the page.

131 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-14 08:17 ID:RU5BkPlY

do the intel macs really run any windows program, or do they need to have windowz xp installed to do that?

132 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-14 20:29 ID:Heaven

>>131
no. there are some windows programs that windows xp won't run.

133 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-14 20:43 ID:b8U1i2al

I bought a SATA hard drive and external USB enclosure recently, but it doesn't seem to power up at all. I assume the enclosure isn't working properly (it looks and feels like a cheap piece of crap) but I thought I'd just check here to see if there's any common issue that causes this to happen. Any jumpers I need to set, specifically? I've been out of the hardware loop for a while, all the HD's I've installed in the past were IDE, so I'm not overly familiar with SATA jumpers.

134 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-14 21:59 ID:RU5BkPlY

>> no. there are some windows programs that windows xp won't run.

do you mean that the intel macs will only run programs that run under windows xp, or that i do not need to have windows xp installed to run those programs?

135 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-16 02:42 ID:Heaven

>>134
no, i don't mean either of those things.

136 Name: J3ph_42!dXldY3fJbY : 2007-04-16 22:05 ID:Heaven

>>131
Compiled against a different OS. Unless you have some sort of multi-platform binary. Like a Java or .NET app.
>>132
Not a relevant answer, but true. 95/98 Compatability helps, but some things really assume a very different environment than the average XP machine provides. Usually games or VERY OLD apps.

137 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-18 22:02 ID:ZfIWZVsj

When i'm installing a game, my cd rom keeps disapearing on me. I have to restart the computer and the cd rom comes back. but when i try installing again, the cd rom dissapears randomly, sometimes on the first disk, sometimes on the 3rd or whenever.

Does anyone know what's wrong?

138 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-19 15:53 ID:b8U1i2al

133 here, tried the drive in a different enclosure and it worked fine. I suppose the moral of the story there is if it looks like crap, and it feels like crap, and it was priced like crap, it probably is crap.

139 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-04-26 12:39 ID:b8U1i2al

Vista has a feature that allows you to control the volume of different applications separately - is there any freeware equivalent to this for XP? I'm not really in a position to install Vista at the moment.

140 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-05-16 02:08 ID:HyOa5lwD

age

141 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-05-19 01:35 ID:lTJFSnt2

How come I can only use proxies on port 80?

142 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-05-19 06:51 ID:A/C8OfbW

>>141
lawl
Open more ports.

143 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-18 08:35 ID:LokwXgor

I'm having problems visiting 2channel. I cannot view anything past the front page of any board. I am located in Australia and using Firefox 2 under winxp.

144 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-19 06:47 ID:udj0ok9h

i'm a noob
i want subtitles. i have a .ass and a .avi or mkv. what the fuck do i do?

145 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-20 15:13 ID:UDdtLecv

>>144
This is what I did watching Elfen Lied. Might not help at all. But whatever.
I used Winamp, with some pack of extensions called Community Codec Pack or something like that. The media was on .mkv files. Opened these with winamp. A couple of icons appeared in the right bit of the taskbar. One of these had a subtitle sub-menu item, right click to see what's there.

146 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-20 20:39 ID:kZTVxpSy

>>144
You can use mplayer ( http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ ), and call it via the command line like this (If you don't know how to use the windows command line, have a look here: http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/13195.html ):

mplayer -sub your_sub_file.ass -sid 1 -ass your_avi_file.avi

You have to be in the directory the avi and ass are in (Or give full paths to those), and you might have to give the full path to the directory your mplayer executable is in.

Also, random guess: Death Note 36.

147 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-23 21:01 ID:ZuiIEvlr

Why do most of the Wall Mount Brackets for HDTVs all look the same? They all look like all HDTVs have the same mounting "holes".

Does that mean I can use whatever Wall Mount Bracket for whatever HDTV, as long as the Wall Mount can support it

148 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-24 13:56 ID:Heaven

>>147
standardization. not just for nuts and bolts.

150 Name: 147 : 2007-06-25 10:34 ID:Kd1+ZQ4l

Whoops, the second link is meant to be the Samsung PS42Q96HD. Curry's website doesn't allow copypasta links.

151 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-27 08:12 ID:TiFCRiJE

External hard drives. I want to buy one to store my media (video, CD images, eBooks)
Question: what should I worry about or look out for?

152 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-27 17:51 ID:vpfG/xrB

>>151
The reality that they fail after a while.

153 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-27 21:40 ID:yjpN6mqW

>>152
Well, damn. I ordered one, and it's coming tomorrow. I wanted it to last a lifetime :'(

154 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-28 07:59 ID:Kd1+ZQ4l

>>153

Which one was it?

155 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-28 15:03 ID:3z+f2T/k

>>153

They last quite a while though. I've got one that's been with me for 1 year now.

156 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-06-29 17:59 ID:4ZmZQHnJ

>>155
I got a maxtor 120 GB going for 5 years. With only 5 bad sectors. It's giving signals about it's imminent death though.

157 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-05 18:27 ID:iDIoU+2r

Hey. I bought a HDMI to DVI-D cable.

If my computer has a DVI slot like so:
http://www.blogeek.ch/images/test/XPS2010/19.jpg

Then can I use a HDTV (that has HDMI obviously) to use as a monitor?

DVI is for visual data. If I plug in speakers in the computer and turn off sound on the HDTV, would the sound go through the speakers?

158 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-07 14:19 ID:S9wzUbXe

>>157

You can use the HDTV as a monitor. You would need to get speakers.

159 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-07 20:40 ID:Heaven

159GET in ancient thread.

160 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-08 10:23 ID:zKTmh/CS

160GET!

161 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-10 18:50 ID:125gS7OE

I need a good, free video converter. I want to convert WMV to AVI.

If possible, WMV to MP3.

162 Name: Redhatter : 2007-07-11 00:07 ID:Heaven

>>161 Errm... you do know that MP3 is not a video format?

163 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-11 17:51 ID:xfotz5O7

>>162

I do know that! I want to just rip the music from the music video, you see?

164 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-11 21:10 ID:vaw5UGdB

>>162
what goes between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 then?

165 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-11 22:22 ID:76JYMo/5

>>164
MPEG-3 is the designation for a group of audio and video coding standards agreed upon by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group). MPEG-3 was designed to handle HDTV signals in the range of 20 to 40 Mbit/s.

It was soon discovered that similar results could be obtained through slight modifications to the MPEG-2 standard. Shortly thereafter, work on MPEG-3 was discontinued.

MPEG-3 should not be confused with MPEG-1 Part 3 Layer 3 (or MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), commonly referred to as MP3.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-3

166 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-12 02:25 ID:Heaven

167 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-07-16 03:25 ID:Heaven

>>161

You could just record the audio as it plays from your speakers using Audiacity, just set it to "stereo mix" (or something similiar) and record.

168 Post deleted by moderator.

169 Post deleted by moderator.

170 Name: Redhatter : 2007-07-23 03:20 ID:Heaven

WMV being a proprietary format, will be merry hell to try and disassemble. The ASX stream format is patented, thus most free/opensource programs won't touch it.

mencoder, which comes with mplayer (as suggested by >>166), can convert these files though... although there's a significant learning curve, and results can vary quite a bit due to the guesswork needed to parse the container format and decode the streams.

171 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-11 22:49 ID:UG22x/wV

just me, or are all external HD enclosures shit? i've gone through three so far (all SATA -> USB):

    1. Didn't work at all, wouldn't even power up
  • 2. Worked, but terribly unreliable, possibly due to drive overheating
  • 3. has a fan, which seems to slightly aid the heat situation, but is made out of incredibly low-quality materials (bits of plastic keep snapping off the ends, fortunately the main body of the thing is aluminium though) and after a few weeks use the fan now makes a loud grinding noise if it hasn't been powered on for a while.

172 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-13 10:15 ID:dsSF6Tdm

I'm thinking of buying this sound system:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HT-TX35R-Home-Cinema-System/dp/B000O15GD6/ref=pd_sbs_ce_1/202-7810373-9686251?ie=UTF8&qid=1186999732&sr=8-1

But, what I want to know is, whether I can plug my computer in via VI-HDMI cable and then plug the sound system to TV by HDMI-HDMI.

173 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-26 10:49 ID:d7SH1qFX

I have a hard drive that contains certain personal data of customers (previously belonged to a small business with which I was involved) - at this point I'm quite low on money so I'm planning to sell it as part of an unwanted PC. But I obviously don't want any unscrupulous types to recover such data from the drive, so I need to use some kind of software to erase and rewrite it, preferably only the unused space (it's got a fresh install of XP on it, just so I can sell to people who don't know shit about computers, and at this point i can't be arsed reinstalling it). Would cipher /w do the job, or do I need something else?

174 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-27 00:06 ID:Heaven

>>173
there's a reason why businesses sell/give away their computers without a hard drive. if you're really concerned about personal data, i would recommend that you either buy an empty drive or sell the computer sans hard drive.

175 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-27 11:58 ID:iMKXIjsg

If I use a cable that plugs into the [Audio Out (like where you plug in your headphones) of a computer] and goes to a 5.1 sound system via [Composite AV Audio], would I still get a 5.1 signal?

176 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-08-29 00:55 ID:lbvhZKyF

>>175
no. you'd still get two channels (assuming two channel audio output from the computer). you would need some sort of converter that changes the two channel signal into a 5.1 channel signal.

177 Name: Redhatter : 2007-09-07 13:31 ID:Heaven

>>176 And where would this "converter" pull the other 3 channels from?

I'm not so sure that they're so trivial to derive from a stereo source -- I suspect you need to have a 5.1 channel signal to begin with before you will get a true 5.1 channel effect.

178 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-09-08 09:49 ID:Heaven

>>177
Actually, the upscaling converter does derive the 5.1 channels from the 2 channel signal. Obviously for best results, the audio signal should be already designed to playback at 5.1 channels. There are algorithms that seem to work well that can be used to make the upscaled 2.0 -> 5.1 sound a bit better than just duplicating the audio streams. These algorithms would fall into the field of psychoacoustics fyi.

179 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-09-22 01:20 ID:Y9Yz8QzA

Whenever I download any torrents, my computer will randomly reboot. When it does so, Windows XP will complain about some corruption on the file system. This happens regardless of the BT client I use, and the file that is corrupted is always either the file(s) the client uses for resuming downloads, or rarely a cache file of Mozilla's.

Any idea why this happens?

180 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-09-22 03:27 ID:76JYMo/5

I assume you checked for viruses first? Random reboots + XP = does not compute. XP is very stable in my experience. It has to be some hardware problem, like some defective card/bad memory/overheating cpu/bad PSU/etc. If it happens during a download I would investigate the network card first.

181 Name: Redhatter : 2007-09-22 07:17 ID:Heaven

>>180 I had the random reboots like you describe... the culprit turned out to be "Windows Update".

182 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-09-24 23:01 ID:+L/DEATX

>>179
Is that after it's on for a while?

Perhaps check the BIOS configuration and make sure it's heat threshold for auto-shutdown isn't too low.

183 Post deleted.

184 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-16 02:38 ID:m7yXXwOr

Do any of you know what program is used in this video?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8IWiJsCPtTc

Is it compatible with Vista and/or XP?

185 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-16 05:37 ID:vaw5UGdB

>>184
It looks like Corel Painter to me.

186 Name: Hatsune Miku search : 2007-10-16 23:16 ID:+L/DEATX

187 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-19 17:24 ID:m7yXXwOr

>>185

Okay, so I downloaded the trial. How come it only rotates WHAT I'VE DRAWN, instead of THE ENTIRE CANVAS like in the video?

188 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-21 19:41 ID:76JYMo/5

>>187 Press E, move the Wacom pen around to rotate the whole canvas.

189 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-29 10:14 ID:h43JAI4b

Do external video cards exist? E.G it plugs in a VGA/DVI slot, and it has 2 or more VGA and/or DVI slots

If they do, what do you recommend?

190 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-29 16:23 ID:Heaven

>>189
I think what you want is a "VGA splitter."

191 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-30 07:40 ID:h43JAI4b

>>190

THANK YOU
A WINRAR IS YOU

192 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-10-30 08:14 ID:2wp9PLD3

On a Mac, < 3 shows up as a bar instead of a heart symbol. I get something that looks like |. Why? I want a heart to show up...

193 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-02 04:41 ID:h43JAI4b

For some reason, in some programs, / shows up as a yen sign. I toggled something in the regional settings to japanese, is that related?

194 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-02 06:09 ID:h43JAI4b

>>190

189 here, I googled VGA splitter and all I got were things that could mirror the image from the source onto other screens. I wanted something that lets me use 1 DVI/VGA slot for a multiple monitor display (each monitor being an extension of the desktop).

Also, is there something that I can put inbetween my computer's DVI slot and HDTV's HDMI slot and be able to use the HDTV as a separate monitor with a 1080i/p signal?

196 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-02 19:55 ID:u+6PlsTt

I am trying to enter traditional chinese using windows vista. in xp I was able to use pinyin with the taiwan chinese input. but the taiwan chinese no longer seems to have the option of entering via pinyin. The only use of the pinyin input method was under PRC chinese and unfortunately PRC is all simplified.

197 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-03 10:43 ID:Heaven

>>194
In that case, what you want is a graphics card with multiple outputs. Connecting one to the back of another card would just be silly, which is why the thing you asked about originally does not exist.

(But it would still be possible, in theory. I remember seeing some sort of external graphics card for the Amigas, a long time ago. This sort-of made sense since you didn't have any slots to put a "normal" graphics card into, on the most common models. For the technically inclined: basically you'd trade resolution or frame rate for more colors, IIRC)

Just buy a new card.

198 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-04 02:22 ID:h43JAI4b

>>197

But I am trying to use it with a laptop.

199 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-04 03:23 ID:awW+spdr

200 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-05 09:48 ID:YfpMHlrg

>>199

Thank you very much! This is one of the reasons I enjoy coming here for help.

I'll try looking for something similar for a resolution I want.

Again, thanks!

201 Name: Rosey : 2007-11-05 12:20 ID:CreLsn1H

Hi guys does anyone have an invitation code fro DEMONOID.com
I REALLY REALLY REALLY want one -tear- but so do like ten million other people so help me out, ill send you nudes or something,lol

202 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-08 03:23 ID:kmVV+sii

Can CDRs be repaired by those kits you can buy, or the various mail order services? I have an album on CDR with a couple of scratches that are seriously affecting playback of about three tracks, but I'm not sure if those sorts of things are safe to use on writeable media.

203 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-08 23:07 ID:Heaven

Those things you can buy, is that those who shave off a thin slice of the surface, and then applies a new one (or whatever they do)?

The writable layer is still on the other side, so in theory it should work. I'd be pretty damn careful and/or desperate before using them though.

Have you tried filling the scratches with "that other stuff you can buy" already? It seems like a far safer bet.

And of course, if it works, make a copy immediately.

I think I've read something about this in one of Dan's Data's letter columns, but don't know which one unfortunately... ( http://www.dansdata.com/ )

204 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-12 08:22 ID:BuTJH+4I

Hi

I am using Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit. For some reason, my Sidebar doesn't start up in the start up when it should, because I set it to "Start in Startup". What's wrong with it?

Where can I get more gadgets for it anyway?

205 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-13 00:32 ID:IZRkacxZ

>>204

Right click and there should be an option.

206 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-13 00:32 ID:IZRkacxZ

>>204

Right click and there should be an option.

207 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-15 10:42 ID:5L3Opnup

Hello,

I'm having problems with moving files with Japanese filenames between Windows XP and my GNU/Linux via FTP (both ways). I connect to my *nix box from Windows using FtpDrive (http://www.killprog.com/fdrve.html). No issues with "normal" files but the ones with Japanese names either don't copy at all (don't have the exact errors here, I can get them if you wish, but normally it's something like "can't read from file") or if they eventually do copy the filename looks like gibberish (doesn't matter which way).

Now I have the support for eastern languages installed on Windows, no problems with Japanese files at all. On the GNU/Linux machine my term is in UTF-8 and it displays Kanji/Kana characters properly, haven't noticed any problems with Japanese names either as long as they 'stay in the box'.

To determine if the problem is with my ftp software I zipped a Japanese file on Windows, renamed the ZIP file to an ASCII name, copied it to my box, but when I unpacked it the name looked like gibberish so I think my ftp software is working properly. I also tried doing it the other way (packed a file on *nix, copied and unpacked on windows), same thing.

I tried googling different keywords to see if I can find anything relevant but I wasn't successful so far. Please point me in the right direction.

208 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-20 12:37 ID:YmiSDHfH

I have a problem with downloading files in Firefox (2.0.0.9).

I am using Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, normal (not true) admin account. When I click a link to download, most of the time after I confirm the download (what do you want to do with this file? save to disk/open with) it doesn't download it at all.

209 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-21 00:27 ID:IZRkacxZ

Can I plug in PCI-E cards in a PCI slot?

I want to buy this product:
http://www.magma.com/products/pci/13PCI/index.html

but I want to make sure I can use the latest PCI type (PCI-E) in it.

210 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-21 06:40 ID:YmiSDHfH

>>209

No it won't. PCI and PCI-X is the older versions of PCI, and PCI-E is the latest standard. Although PCI may fit into PCI-E.

211 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-21 14:03 ID:6RKBFOyG

i have a cheap flash based MP3 player that i've had for some time now, and the USB has stopped working completely - the player just switches off when it's plugged in to a computer. is there anything in particular that might cause that, or is it just generally fucked?

212 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-21 21:31 ID:Heaven

>>211
Sounds pretty fucked, unfortunately. But you can try another USB cable (they're generally replaceable, look at the picture on Wikipedia's USB article to see which cable you have).

Also this should go without saying, but: You have tried more than one computer, right?

213 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-22 09:43 ID:YmiSDHfH

Vista Ultimate 32bit user. For some reason, towards the end of a song being played in Windows Media Player, it starts to get cut off and "jumpy". I am using Intel Core2 Duo T7600 or something like that.

What's wrong?

214 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-22 13:19 ID:DUCB8SDw

hey. for some reason my computer has started replacing my backslash key with the yen symbol. except it only does it with some programs. i cant log into some stuff because of it. does anyone know whats going on?

215 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-22 18:44 ID:eZnEDS8G

>>212
there's no cable, it's one of those with a usb connector on the actual player. probably fucked then. (and yes i've tried more than one computer)

>>214
probably set the non-unicode language to japanese (under control panel > regional+language settings > advanced)

216 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-24 03:43 ID:YmiSDHfH

>>213

let me rephrase that, Windows Media Player starts acting laggy towards the end of the song. i tried using other computers with the same file, but it's only my computer.

217 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-26 15:12 ID:Heaven

>>207
My first thought was that your linux box uses UTF-8, but your Windows box might use UCS2 encoded Unicode in filenames. But I don't know much about Windows, so that might not be it.

A pointer: Check Wikipedia for "mojibake", and click around from there.

Maybe someone here can help if you post exactly what kind of gibberish you get. (both in the case of zipped files and copied files)

Listing file names with ls | hexdump -C might be useful to see what is going on. UTF-8 encoded filenames have three bytes per (kanji/kana) character, and UCS2 would have two, for example.

Also, are the filenames OK if you copy the files back to the Windows box?

218 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-28 01:54 ID:7wNT5gaQ

i have an ipod dock, through which i use an IR remote and connect it to my stereo. i usually keep my ipod in a case, however, which prevents it from fitting into the dock. now what i don't want to do is remove the ipod from its case every time i want to use the dock functions.

so what i'm after is some kind of extension cable for the ipod dock connector - i thought there would be a million companies in china churning out such things, as there are for every other nearly-useless vaguely-ipod-related product, but as it turns out i couldn't find one on ebay! do these things really, really not exist? or am i just not looking hard enough?

219 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-29 03:52 ID:IZRkacxZ

So...

If I have 2 PCIe cards in my computer that do the same thing...

Would they work together?

E.G I have a 256mb graphics card, and added another 768mb graphics card. Would I have a total of 1GB graphics power?

220 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-11-29 20:42 ID:cVpS3/UJ

>>218 here, i've been looking at this...
there are a (very) few companies making this sort of thing, and they're ridiculously expensive! in these days when you can get a cheap chinese ipod dock for around 5£, why are the only companies making extension cables based in the US and charging apple-esque prices?

221 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-02 11:16 ID:FUa3XDhi

>>219

graphics does not works this way - amount of VRAM means little, graphics cards are not just memory dumps.

if you have similar graphics cards (the more similar the better) and they're the same manufacturer, you can use SLI (nvidia) or Crossfire (ATI). Note that doing so will give you a 40% increase in speed at BEST, and with heavily mismatched cards you will have a massive reduction in speed (don't try to pair a 6600GT with a 8800GTX), as the 8800GTX will run at the speed of the 6600GT. the memory will also not be "added" - in fact, the memory on the card with more VRAM may even be disabled.

tl;dr: unless you have a lot of money to spend on two identical cards with the same chipset and care about THE OMFG MOST PERFORMANCE YOU CAN BUY, stay away from SLI, get a 8800GT and be happy

222 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-03 04:42 ID:IZRkacxZ

>>221

So... Best to be similar.

What happens if I put Nvidia 8800GTX and ATI X1800?

223 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-03 15:11 ID:hMlngAUc

>>214
it's because you've set your local language to japanese in windows

224 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-05 00:11 ID:Heaven

>>222
Then you will have two graphics cards.

Just like plugging in two keyboards won't make you type twice as fast. (But you will have two keyboards.)

225 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-07 08:21 ID:FUa3XDhi

>>222

Nothing will happen other than perhaps device driver conflicts/game crashes/a useless card in the second PCI-E slot.

226 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-17 02:09 ID:VPi8Ln69

Ok, so this might be a pretty dumb question but...

I have an interview with one of the school districts in my town on Monday. Now, I've heard of data mining before, but is there anyway that they could (or would want to) be able to somehow get a hold of a list of websites that I've been to recently? I was talking with this guy I know, (who is pretty darn smart) and he was saying "yeah, I wouldn't want to go to that site, (talking about a xxx site) and then try and apply for a job!" So is there any truth to this? Can companies get a big list of websites that you've gone to? I know I didn't really format my questions very well, but could someone here shed some light on all of this?

227 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-17 03:57 ID:VG49pnsH

>>226
no! christ that'd just be a massive breach of privacy. wouldn't it? i suppose you're probably in the US (are you?) where employers love to snoop into what people are doing in their own time, even if it has absolutely no effect on their productivity at work (hi drug testing) but its really not possible for them to get hold of a list of websites you visited, for all kinds of reasons. the only way visiting a website on your own computer at home would damage your job prospects is if it was something illegal and you got caught.

228 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-17 04:32 ID:uAmutkNb

Help with Mail for OS X, please!

Why can't I delete these two emails? "Deleting" them just greys them out and doesn't remove them, and from there, all I can do is "Undelete" them. Help?

229 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-17 04:59 ID:VPi8Ln69

>>227 (OP here) It'd be a huge breach of privacy, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if they somehow did it. I do live in the U.S. and it seems like this kinda stuff happens all the time.

230 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-17 20:20 ID:VX5/f+PN

>>217

Hello, thanks for responding! Now after doing a few tests (inspired by your reply :)) I realized some of the stuff in my previous post was not completely correct/relevant.

What I have found out is that my *nix box stores Japanese file names in UTF-8 but Windows XP stores them in Shift JIS!!!

I found that out by doing something like this:

ls | iconv -f sjis -t utf8

Now I just wonder what's the best thing to do... (and asking friend google etc) :)

Thanks!

231 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-18 12:27 ID:Heaven

>>230
the way i see it you have 3 options, all of which involve renaming some files:

  1. set your *nix box to use shift jis and use shift jis for all filenames,
  2. don't use windows and use utf-8 for all filenames, or
  3. don't use japanese file names.

232 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-26 00:33 ID:2QPAQTPK

(check link above)

Windows Vista Ultimate seems to replacing a lot of icons with these annoying red Xs.

How do I fix this problem?

The gadgets worked fine from when I first installed them, then got the Xs. I reinstalled them a lot to try to fix it but it still doesn't do anything. Before I reformatted my computer, the gadgets were fine.

233 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-26 12:43 ID:2QPAQTPK

>>232 here, the red X is also appearing in a lot of things.

234 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2007-12-28 07:46 ID:gs9zO/Nu

>>233

For example the windows help and support center images.

235 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-02 21:45 ID:hMlngAUc

I know this has probably already been asked a billion times but what's a good free firewall and antivirus?

236 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-02 22:25 ID:Heaven

237 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-02 22:34 ID:hMlngAUc

thank you!

238 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-03 14:30 ID:s8UpDcso

I've already posted this on one of the other boards, but turns out I was supposed to post it here XD

Whenever I try to view one of the image boards on 4chan, the only thing that will display are the advertisements on the top of the page. I've tried deleting all of my internet history files and I also did a system recovery/restore, yet the problem persists. When I tried on an XP computer (using Vista now) this did not happen and I could see the whole board.

If anyone has any suggestions or solutions I would highly appreciate it ^_^, thanks in advance.

239 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-05 14:19 ID:LokwXgor

>>238
www.opera.com

240 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-17 12:56 ID:uiMT6c7a

My MP3 player sometimes claims that MP3s are "dual channel" and that it's only going to play the first channel. Obviously they're meant to be stereo, but encoded wrong or something. Dammit. Any ideas how I can fix this?

241 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-29 07:54 ID:hnLjFcRM

ok 4ch do you know how to change this ugly external WD's hard drive icon the default icon for internal hard drives like D:

btw picture is in link.

242 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-01-31 07:13 ID:VCVthuq7

>>241

WANT

243 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-01 14:01 ID:Dzm/p5N1

what is causing certain video files to be always "in use" under XP, preventing me from moving/renaming/deleting them? (without using the command prompt anyway, which is a pain in the arse with long-named files in obscure directories) is there some useless microsoft process doing that that i can just terminate?

244 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-04 11:11 ID:4utiqfAf

Can I make it so whenever I turn my bluetooth shit on that windows will automatically make it the default stereo for music?

245 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-09 16:50 ID:/jXiH1hK

>>241
Usually you have to edit the registry to change something like that. Not worth the risk if you don't know what you're doing.
Alternately, you could just find where that icon is stored, and overwrite it. Long ago I used Microangelo to edit icons stored in DLL libraries or executables.

246 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-09 16:55 ID:/jXiH1hK

>>243
If renaming and then deleting doesn't work, then this might.
Caveat: I haven't tested it.
http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/moveonboot.html

247 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-09 16:57 ID:/jXiH1hK

>>240
Re-encode the file maybe.
Try Audacity, it's free, but it would even be worth paying $60 for it.

248 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-12 01:19 ID:FHzYskl+

ok two things:

  1. is there such thing as a decent freeware batch image processor? i want to crop and resize a bunch of images (like 100+) in the same way, and save them in a different format. i've found a couple that will do what i want but they're demo versions of $40ish software and i can't find a crack for them.
  2. why in the hell do my computer and audacity have such a problem with each other? about half the time just opening it causes some other sound playback to slow down to half speed, then either instantly or after a few minutes use, the entire system just resets with no warning or error message. no other program (dealing with audio or otherwise) causes this to happen. and i've never heard of anyone else having this problem. might it be my crappy integrated sound hardware? because i have an old soundcard gathering dust in a drawer somewhere, if installing it would help matters at all.

249 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-12 12:25 ID:LokwXgor

  1. If you are willing to learn the Scheme programming language, The GIMP is the best batch image processor.
  2. No idea what the problem could be. Try using Google to search for your hardware model identifiers and Audacity. E.g. if you had an Asus P5B mobo, you could do the keywords
> Audacity p5b windows xp

250 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-16 03:06 ID:/JFyGUSE

My LCD monitor won't turn on. A while before, it wouldn't turn off, but now it won't turn on. I'd give more details if I had them. :(

251 Name: 248 : 2008-02-16 19:21 ID:qXhbWiyb

>>249
yeah, i tried googling as in no.2, got no worthwhile results...but there was an updated driver available for the sound hardware that fixed the problem. so that's all fine. i think.

i'm also pretty much not willing to learn scheme just to process some images, but as it turns out i have this "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" which evidently came with some version of office or other. up until now i disregarded entirely thinking it was something worthless, but it actually does exactly what i need! which is nice.

252 Name: GDMFSOB : 2008-02-19 21:54 ID:DYJFSDtB

>>250

did you check all the wires? just a basic question.
Or, is the button maybe broken? Try prodding it with a pencil or something.

253 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-02-24 20:37 ID:Heaven

>>246
Scratch that, discovered this one, works great, don't abuse it:
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

254 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-04-15 14:00 ID:LokwXgor

I remember recently reading about a tool that will automatically download the required dependencies of a configure process that failed a dependency check. I don't remember the name but it was called apt-??? and it depended upon apt-get. Does anybody know what I am referring to?

255 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-05-09 22:51 ID:BQ7IaGhf

I downloaded some mp3's, but they're in mojibake, and I don't know the actual artist name. I'm curious to find out, but is there anyway to fix it?

256 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-05-11 04:35 ID:31fRhx1K

>>255
Try installing support for different languages OR just google the lyrics.

257 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-05-12 21:55 ID:udTi9kIw

>>254

Could you mean apt-file? I don't know if it auto downloads packages or not though.

http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-find-missing-packages-with-apt-file

258 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-05-31 22:24 ID:HNhk0Ojn

Ok, here's the problem, I tried to boot up my PC today and, despite my BIOS settings not having "Boot From CD" as a priority, it's trying to boot from fucking CD, and I don't even have one in the drive. I'm so damned frustrated, I saved my BIOS settings, checked them after I tried to boot again, but the same thing happens.

Boot From CD:
Boot From CD:

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

...please help, somebody?

259 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-06-11 02:05 ID:8Izfd1IV

I have some .CPS files (created with Corel Photo House), is there any way to open or convert them without the original software? because i have no idea where the disc is, i haven't used it for about eight years.

260 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-06-22 00:20 ID:l63cuZTh

I just can't really play any video files other than .avi very well.
(I'm watching anime)
On everything the audio just zooms ahead while I have to sit and line it up back in place.
Do I have the wrong codecs, the wrong players, is my computer just that sucky?

And I guess I have a second unrelated question.

I got a hold of a used ipod, all I got with it was the usb cord.
Well I charged it, installed itunes, and when I plugged it in it wanted to update it.
I ran the update but suddenly it asked me to plug it into the wall, I couldn't so I unplugged it and set it aside.
Sometime later I finally bought a damn AC plug for it and it still wouldn't work!
Am I screwed and have to get it repaired or what?

261 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-06-30 06:55 ID:3N3paPwz

>>260
Download CCCP, it's the best codec pack around IMO. Try flashing the iPod and reinstalling the firmware.

262 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-06-30 23:40 ID:l63cuZTh

>>261
I have CCCP and it still lags, might be my computer just sucks...

and the ipod doesn't connect to the computer anymore...

263 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-03 05:56 ID:SMzhzEjO

Hi, does anyone know if there's a realplayer compatible media player for linux that provides a firefox plugin, so I can watch embedded video streams?

264 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-03 10:05 ID:svn1YhzD

>>263
mplayer can play realmedia, can't it?

265 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-03 21:40 ID:m3z/O+qF

I'm experiencing steadily dropping bitrates whenever I try to listen to BBC streaming radio on their website; it usually starts out around 100-110kbps, then levels out at about 67 for a while, but still slowly decreasing after this point; once it dips below 64 it starts to gets unlistenable. if I stop and reconnect to the stream it'll start over at 110ish again.

anyone know what causes this?

266 Name: homes : 2008-07-04 19:57 ID:WbDPwJU9

use vlc player it plays everything >_> no annoying codecs to worry about at all

267 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-08 08:22 ID:TPtKHTiT

>>266

Fuck you and your shitty player. MPlayer FTW.

268 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-23 22:07 ID:++MpO/CB

I just started having this problem since yesterday, when I turn on my laptop the only thing that comes up is just my document folder and nothing else(no desktop or icons or start menu). Now I been fixing it by going into the window folder and starting explorer from there but is there anything I could do so I could have explorer starts up when the laptop is turn on without going into the window folder?

269 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-25 14:45 ID:2OFXRAy9

>>265
Are you sure you are really seeing the bitrate drop? I don't know how the BBC does things, but it seems more likely they would use a constant bitrate (yeah, or variable bitrate, just not consistently dropping). The "drop" could be because it buffers up data and the player reports a higher initial value.

As for the actual problem, it could be anything; high load on server, home router acting up, etc. If you're listening through a browser, you could try plugging the stream directly into VLC or something and see if that makes any difference. At least it might give a "second opinion" on what's going on.

270 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-07-27 19:45 ID:JWdnvQHk

>>269

It happens because its an RTP stream, and it's not getting packet statistics- so it's lowering the bitstream/quality to use less bandwidth.

The statistics replies are usually on a separate channel - e.g. if the stream is coming in on port 50000, then the statistics might go back on port 50001 - but many firewalls and address translators mess this up.

271 Name: IHATEHARDWARE : 2008-07-27 19:58 ID:tGg1MTXo

Hi, does anyone know if 128x4 and 64x8 (ddr400) ram types are interchangeable? Would 128x8 work in a mobo that (currently) uses 64x8? =/.

272 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-11 21:41 ID:bQQqRZlY

Hi everyone, The portable hard drive I always use for my school work and installing temporary games stop working today. At first I thought it was the wires that was having trouble so I used an different wire but it still having trouble so does anyone have any ideas what happen? I just got the hard drive this year and have stuff on it that I need for school so I hope it's recoverable and able to be fixed.

273 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-13 23:07 ID:Lvw7Ibel

>>272

put it in the fridge for a night inside a Tupperware box, then in the morning take it out, connect the cables and get everything off it before it heats back up

274 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-13 23:43 ID:RMUfMLZu

sure or not? It sounds weird...

275 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-17 17:32 ID:Lvw7Ibel

>>274

magnets increase in strength when you cool them down

276 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-21 00:43 ID:vP7h1V90

>>275
You sure it will work? I wont be messing up anything in the process?

277 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-21 00:45 ID:NTzHi6SS

>>276
It sometimes works, and it shouldn't hurt anything if you do it properly, but in my experience users who refer to cables as "wires" will always find a way to fuck things up.

278 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-24 01:53 ID:fNIcLbOa

I moved in to college a week or so ago, and noticed that the college network blocks torrent trackers and the such. I would ask my RCC but I'm too lazy, but apparently there is in fact a way to get around this. Does anyone have any idea? Thanks.

279 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-26 16:34 ID:gz1O9pQ1

>>278
depends exactly what it blocks. ports or specific urls/ip addresses?
my college blocked everything except http traffic on port 80 via their own cache servers, and you had to use some slow as hell tunneling shit to get absolutely anything else working.
BUT if they are only blocking the urls of torrent trackers there are like a million ways around that, im sure someone less hung over than i am can be arsed to explain

oh and while i'm here, i a question: i recently bought a cheap usb hub, my computer won't boot with it installed (only the first couple of lines of post stuff appear, it doesnt even get as far as the ram test) but if its plugged in at any time after this it works fine and causes no problems. why?

280 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-26 23:05 ID:Lvw7Ibel

>>279

because your bios is old as FUCK
get a new computer NAOW

srysly, i have a computer that cant use usb hubs, and its about 14 years old and doesn't even have on board usb (it uses plug in cards)

could be something else though, but your description perfectly matches the problem i had with my old computer

281 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-27 01:03 ID:gz1O9pQ1

>>280
YOU
may be right
but i'm too fuckin' poor to buy a new computer
i suppose i shall have to resume the quite frankly massive inconvenience plugging the usb hub in only after it has booted.

282 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-27 21:34 ID:Lvw7Ibel

>>281

it costs like... 50$ to buy a new motherboard, should get you going again

283 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-08-28 06:59 ID:8u2DjtDi

My connection drops a lot when a page is loading (and show that the page is loading, but nothing would happen). for example, sometimes when I click on a link, the page will show as loading, but it would never actually load.

How do I fix this?

284 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-01 08:28 ID:yO/drML+

Does anybody have a working solution to that lol.hta script?
I miss my internets.

285 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-09 12:07 ID:UG22x/wV

is there a decent freeware firewall for windows available? (one that isn't bundled with adware, toolbars, shitty anti-spyware or other crap). i'm not such a fan of zone alarm anymore. or should i just bite the bullet and turn on the windows firewall? i always assumed that since it came with xp-sp2 it would probably be restrictive, annoying and not very configurable, but i've never actually used the thing.

286 Name: Photoshop Failure : 2008-09-12 08:30 ID:TUtNV+9D

I clearly did a stupid thing by installing a fuckton of fonts on my Vista laptop. Now whenever I want to use the Text tool in Photoshop CS3, Photoshop just freezes and stops responding.
What's a good solution/workaround, or, what have I done wrong here?

My font list is at about 2000+. It that a bit excessive for Photoshop to handle?

287 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-12 14:42 ID:DbWl2CNh

>>286
I got fonts in numbers something like that but my Photoshop is still ok on my Vista anyway but do note that my PC has 4g DDR2 RAM installed on it so....Maybe it's your plugins messing around.

288 Name: Photoshop Failure : 2008-09-22 05:26 ID:TUtNV+9D

>>287

It's fine now. I had to wipe all the fonts I installed from the pack. Turns out my font count was 10,000+. Whoops. I'll just install the ones I really want. Thanks for the help anyway!

289 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-24 11:42 ID:T3KZNDIs

When using some programs and games, certain block of text in the program is very small and there is no setting in the program to fix it.

I know it's not supposed to be like this, but there's nothing in the program to increase the font size.

Perfect Dark for reference: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/678/43761553ct4.jpg

290 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-24 15:53 ID:T3KZNDIs

>>289
I solved this by changing my regional settings from Japanese to English, but now I can't run Japanese program with applocale and Windows has troubles displaying Asian characters.

291 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-28 18:21 ID:gz1O9pQ1

is there any way to do something like this using htaccess..
make the directory index a script in one directory with the path passed to it as an argument.
e.g.:
htaccess is placed in dir "blah" along with a script say "list.cgi"
for the address blah/cocks/hello/ whats actually loaded is blah/list.cgi?path=cocks/hello

292 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-30 00:56 ID:Gx4m3t74

Ok I was wondering, ok my c drive is getting full, each time I uninstall a program it seem it take up more space in the drive. Why is this happening? Also as I was going through my folders on the c drive I found that there is this folder called Temp in the window folder and it has more than 10 gigs in it. Can I safely delete it to free space or will I end up messing up the computer like deleting System 32?

293 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-30 04:58 ID:Heaven

> Also as I was going through my folders on the c drive I found that there is this folder called Temp in the window folder and it has more than 10 gigs in it. Can I safely delete it to free space or will I end up messing up the computer like deleting System 32?

don't delete the folder, but it should be safe to delete everything in it that windows will let you delete. any files that are in use should be locked so you can't delete them.

294 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-09-30 22:33 ID:1IGGwcGV

So it's alright to delete stuff inside the folder then? Ok thanks Anon.

295 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-03 03:06 ID:/Jj/mV86

How do I increased my laptop's virtual memory?

296 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-05 23:52 ID:gP68Tb1Y

So I recently obtained a new computer as a present. It's a laptop. Anyways, when I turned it on, it won't work. It mentions something about PXE and 'media test failure' and 'exit PXE rom' when I boot it up. Also, it said something about 'insert new boot media'.

You can tell that I'm a huge computer noob, so...help, please.

297 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-06 09:32 ID:wOFvG12L

>>296

Your first step would be to go into the BIOS and see what the primary boot device is. Should be the hard drive.

If that's legit, try reinstalling Windows or give Ubuntu or some other gay Linux shit a shot.

If that doesn't work, get yourself a gift receipt and exchange it/get the manufacturer to repair it.

298 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-23 03:25 ID:M26s1DD0

>>293
Am a different anon here but having the same problem, so I could delete everything in that folder and the stuff that can't be delete will remain untouched and safe?

299 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-25 09:09 ID:VPi8Ln69

Ok, so I just got back from /b/ over at 4chan and there was a small CP flood over there. My question is...is there a way to securely erase my cache? I (of course) didn't click on any of the pictures, or even go into the thread, but it still gets saved to your browser cache, right? And is there anything else I need to do?

300 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-31 12:37 ID:Ce3QOLnM

>>296 Try pouring some cold water on the laptop especially on the keyboard. This works most of the times.

301 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-10-31 12:39 ID:1Vpwbtbo

I've got a problem with my IP address. My modem is connected to my router and my router is connected to the other computers including my own and they all share the same IP address. How would I assign different IPs to the computers (2).

I'm on a static IP plan with my ISP as that's all they provide.

302 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-01 12:42 ID:3nBlYWwF

>>301
If you want unique IPs for each box, you need to to purchase a subnet block (usually a /29) from your ISP then reconfigure your router. Having an ISP that doesn't suck and some networking knowledge is a start.

303 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-09 07:50 ID:VPi8Ln69

Total noob/dumb question here:

I have Firefox clear my cache and cookies automatically every time I close Firefox. I also use CCleaner; which I have set to clean everything 7 times over. My question is, since I have Firefox clearing my cache every time I close it, does CCleaner still clean the cache and cookies from FF too? Or should I turn the function off in FF so CCleaner can clean everything 7 times.

Hope all of that made sense....

304 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-09 20:48 ID:OG1qVwXf

I have a tv hardware question here(It would really help if anyone who answers was a Chicagoan like me), anyway I got a new HDTV along with a antenna for local HDTV and digital channels. Anyway about a month ago one of the station finally went HD after moving in a new building(for the Chicago users it's channel 2). But for some reason my tv can't get the HD/digital signal. Is something wrong or somthing that I could do to fix it?

305 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-12 21:21 ID:j3A0Oyto

Does anyone know of a good open source BT tracker (not software, an actual tracker) that's reliable? I'd like to create a few torrents for an open source project, and would rather not track them on TPB.

TIA.

307 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-14 22:43 ID:Heaven

>>306
Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.

308 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-11-14 23:12 ID:Heaven

>>303
If Firefox has already cleaned the cache, CCleaner will not be able to do anything. That is, unless it's very clever and installs a filesystem filter driver or something -- based on the product documentation it's not doing anything of the sort (lol, VB 6).

If you're using CCleaner for the shredding (secure delete) feature then you most likely want to use CCleaner alone to clean your FF cache. The downside being that the cache is not guaranteed to be cleaned immediately after you exit FF.

309 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-01 02:06 ID:VPi8Ln69

let me see if i can explain this right...

i've got 2 160 gb hdds in my computer. i recently backed up my info from my old setup on one hdd, and i copied all of the info from that hdd to the hdd i'm using now. my question is, is there a way to back up the new info that i've got on my main hd to the other one? i dont want to backup everything, just the stuff i've downloaded recently on my main hdd (e.g. music, pictures, ect...)

hope all that made sense...

310 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-01 14:16 ID:3nBlYWwF

>>309
There is software that will do this for you. I use Rsync on my unix boxen, I believe there is a windows port too.

311 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-04 21:38 ID:j3A0Oyto

>>310
rsync is awesome. I'm 95% sure it's what OS X's Time Machine (think Windows System Restore/Shadow Volume Service) uses. Oldish Win32 port. Cygwin+rsync easy to use package.

I've two questions:

+I use a standard PC 104-key USB keyboard plugged with a MacBook Pro running OS X. I would like to use the home, end, pgup, pgdown, etc buttons with it, but they don't work. If possible, I'd rather not have to hold some retarded quintuple-bucky keycombo to achieve the Shift+Home or Ctrl+ArrowKey type behavior you see in oh, say, every other fucking text editing GUI ever made that's worth it's salt. Even just a pointer to the right configuration panel would be greatly appreciated.

+The built in OS X Terminal app does weird things with very dark greys (irssi hashmarks surrounding nicknames) even if it's at 100% bg opacity. Putty in Windows displays them properly -- I guess it could be the monitor profile settings in OS X. Also, for some reason IME doesn't work with it (even though it does support unicode up to at least UTF-8 if you copy and paste). It just sucks in general IMO. Does anyone know if iTerm (or any other alternative OS X terminal app) will fix these issues, preferably without sucking in general?

TIA. Also, please feel free to keep the "lol you're a macfag" comments to yourselves. I am aware that some of you may hold this opinion, and may even be correct, but I do not give a flying fuck.

312 Name: >>311 : 2008-12-06 02:12 ID:Heaven

iTerm fixed all of the problems in >>311 but one. I still can't use the home and end keys (or stuff like Ctrl+Arrow, Ctrl+Shift+Arrow) on my PC-104 properly in any os x app besides iTerm >_<.

I think what I really need is a windows/linux to os x transition cheat-sheet. Anybody know of a good one?

313 Name: - : 2008-12-06 10:56 ID:VPi8Ln69

This just started happening the other day...

Every time I play music on my computer, (it doesn't matter what media player I use) and click on something else on my computer (pictures, or actually click out of my media player) I always here what sounds small skips in the song. The more I click on something, the worse it gets. It doesn't happen when I'm on the Net; I can click all over the place and nothing happens. I also just reformatted a few weeks back, so nothing is really taking up system resources. I've scanned for spyware, and viruses, but nothing comes up. Anyone have any ideas?

314 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-07 21:53 ID:8mdpAe7d

I keep gettin popups even though I'm not on websites that usually bring up popups.
I also get popups when I'm not using the internet(it just opens firefox by itself and starts poppin up ads from interplus click or something.)

I tried Spybot, Adaware, RegistryFix,AVG Antivirus, and everything. Does anyone know what I can do to get rid of it? Is it spyware? Or a Virus?

315 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-18 01:22 ID:VPi8Ln69

wondering if someone could help me here...every once in a while, this error message pops up in windows. it usually happens when i click on a song. i know when its about to happen, cause the system lags for a bit, finally plays the song, then the message pops up.

if i push ctrl+alt+del, and go into the task manager, it says that the "my music" folder isn't responding. anyway, this has been happening for a long time now (pretty much since I got my computer a while back) and it still happens even after I re-format and even put XP Pro on my machine.

here's a picture of the error message if it helps: http://tinyurl.com/3t8pq4

316 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2008-12-23 14:00 ID:3nBlYWwF

>>315 It's probably explorer trying to pull the metadata out of the mp3 and failing horribly (bad plugin/extension maybe?)

317 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-01-01 23:55 ID:nmB3otz9

Is anyone experienced with repairing AVI files? If so, how would I do that.

318 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-01-02 10:55 ID:WXuhHeZs

strange question here...

when i watch a video on my web browser the sound is very muddled and distorted. but when i open a new tab and do something else, the sound gets better. and as soon as i switch back, it gets bad again. also, when i scroll a webpage down, it makes the same sound. any thoughts? thanks!

319 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-01-02 11:00 ID:WXuhHeZs

>>314
Sounds like your browser's hijacked. Unfortunately I'm not sure what to do about that. I'm actually on a hijacked browser myself at a friends house right now...

320 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-02-07 13:08 ID:SayJXJEm

Eurofag here. I'm looking for a virtual server hosting provider in the US which accepts paypal payment. Any recommendations?

321 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-02-12 02:51 ID:LT8Rlxrc

Not really sure what the issue is, but about 4 images I've downloaded through torrents recently have been corrupted. I've never had this issue before, and it all seems to have started after this install of windows... I'm even downloading torrents that I'd already downloaded before and finding the images corrupted, or something. Anyone know what's up?

OS: Windows XP SP 1, FS: fat32

322 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-03-01 14:08 ID:1ZS4K28M

I would like to play music (mp3) on a drive that's connected via wifi to my PSP on my PSP. What would be the best way to do this? on a related note, how hard would it be to do the same with images?

323 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-03-13 14:38 ID:gz1O9pQ1

i'm having a problem with usb hubs - devices plugged into the hub before the system is powered on arent recognised. but after unplugging and plugging them back in they work fine. this happens on my desktop with two separate hubs, yet i dont experience the issue on my laptop with the same hubs. anyone know what the problem is?

324 Name: 4c0st0s5!9ZG178OTIU : 2009-03-16 03:49 ID:zZ55bNG3

>>323
Ive found TVersity to work well for all of my streaming needs. After setting it up and navigating to your media server, click the RSS button at the top of the screen. this will save it as a feed with which you can access via the psp. As for pictures, navigate to the server and click a pic to d/l it. I was doing this earlier before coming here to post. psp sucks unless you are tech savvy.

325 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-03-17 23:42 ID:55KpIKlS

>>320
I remember looking at openhosting.com, looked reasonable and they do accept PayPal.

326 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-03-24 13:51 ID:ZJmoay2O

quick question, im a noob to the computer world, well the hardware aspect of it at least, so does anybody know a good website with really understandable wording that could tell me what every piece does prosseser, graphics card etc. does and whats the best one on the market is? Ive read a lot of magazines on the topic but they were really confusing and i could only get the base info out of them.

Thanks

327 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-03-24 22:12 ID:cbNmptVE

>>326

Processor does math.
Graphics card does pictures.
There is no 'best one on the market' for computer parts just like there is no 'best one on the market' for automobiles.

328 Name: 4c0st0s5!Ep8pui8Vw2 : 2009-03-28 18:36 ID:zZ55bNG3

>>326

>>327 did a pretty good job of summarizing it.
There are alot of standards, types and derivatives of most computer parts (SATA vs. ATA; DIMM vs. 184pinDDR2SDRAM vs. 240pin DDR2SDRAM; ect). It is also quite unrealistic to expect to get 'the best one on the market' unless you have a shitload of discretionary money, and assuming you did, it would be best to pay an IT guy to do it for you. If not, buy or P2P a "Computer Hardware for Dummys" type of book.

What exactly do you want to do? If you want to build a computer, it's best to buy a junker in the classifieds in your local paper, and upgrade it, plus it's alot cheaper.

329 Name: 4c0st0s5!bzbqrp7Ee2 : 2009-03-28 18:37 ID:zZ55bNG3

>>328
Whoops, wrong tripcode, but I guess the ID points it out.

330 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-04-01 15:19 ID:18hlZMWg

Okay, so I'm trying to fix this guy's vista laptop. First off, one day he just can't seem to boot it up. eventually, he gets it to the login screen, but it won't go pas it. I get it from there and notice the same thing. I run vista's own system checking doohickeys - recovers from some severe filesystem errors. Basically, now, the laptop SEEMS to be fixed. It loads up really fast, no glitches anywhere, BUT... the password he used to use doesn't work anymore... no password works.

there's no other users. I can't just over-install vista to get a new password because you can't do that unless you've already logged in. Desperate, I downloaded OPHCrack or whatever, to crack what the password is... error.

Is he fucked? The only thing I can think of is to download a live-dvd linux, and try and save his files that way before he wipes it. either that, or just send it back to Dell. thoughts?

331 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-04-02 03:52 ID:UeTLkCWR

>>330

NM, turns out the guy had changed his pass without telling anyone. yeesh

332 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-04-24 15:09 ID:gz1O9pQ1

Is there a way to easily change the default names assigned to drive letters in vista?

eg. i used to have a USB 4-in-1 card reader which I always had plugged in, and all its slots showed up as "removable disk" so i renamed them to "SD Reader", "CF Reader" etc for ease of identification.

i thought that would only apply to this specific hardware but apparently not - i now have an internal card reader installed, so having removed the external one, i now find that any usb flash drive i plug in which is assigned one of the letters formerly occupied by the card reader will be called "SD Reader" or similar if the drive doesnt have its own name. and renaming would then only change the name of the drive itself, not the drive letter.

its now slightly worse in that i have installed a dvd drive which windows refuses to let me rename at all, but it's showing up as "DVD-RW Drive (G:) SD Reader". so uh yeah. any way to change these back to the default without having to remove the dvd drive and replacing the card reader?

333 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-04-24 15:14 ID:gz1O9pQ1

actually nevermind, worked it out. i just searched the registry for one of the changed names, deleted the "DefaultLabel" key under the respective drive letters. works. yay.

334 Post deleted.

335 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-07-18 22:11 ID:Heaven

>>334
your post contains neither a single question, nor help. i think you're in the wrong thread.

336 Name: anonymous : 2009-08-25 07:32 ID:SsxpgQzY

How can you prove that someone is spamming you via Yahoo chat?

337 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2009-10-31 07:01 ID:8JHyt+am

Hey guys, I have a really annoying problem on my home network. When ever my little brother is playing a MMO and I'm watching videos on YouTube or something similar it lags him really bad. He uses windows xp and I have a MacBook running OS X 10.5. When ever him and our mom are online and shes doing something similar theres no problem. When him and a friend play this game there are no problems. They've had as many as three people on our network playing the game at the same time. It only lags when I'm on. I've tried turning EVERYTHING off. He only lags when I'M downloading or streaming a video or something. What should I do? Is OS X just a bandwidth hog? Honestly I think hes lying but just in case I'm wrong does anyone know what might be going on???

338 Name: Emerge : 2010-02-05 07:50 ID:pTdrHsuO

My question is how to get my C: directory to show up as a subfolder menu within the my Quick Launch toolbar in Vista (yeah, yeah, I know...) after clicking the ">>" icon. I've tried several things, but each attempt usually ended up as a link to the directory as opposed to a menu and would just open in a different window. I've tried googling some potential solutions, but they all say the same thing and none of them work. I know this is possible (somehow), as I've done it prior to reinstalling (again, somehow); I just don't remember what I did, or if I did anything special to begin with. I thought it might be some kind of hidden option that I haven't tinkered with yet. Any suggestions?

339 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-18 08:47 ID:wv/+lgkA

Does anyone know how to set up a vanilla LaTeX distribution to properly typeset Japanese documents made in PLatex2e? Or would it be better to just switch to PLatex2e entirely for Japanese documents? In that case, is there a decent English tutorial for using PLatex2e?

340 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-18 18:36 ID:7tXJRt/c

>>339
If you're on Windows, you could try MiKTeX. It downloads packages when you need them.

341 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-20 22:36 ID:wv/+lgkA

>>340
I'm already using MiKTeX. The problem is that the packages written for PLatex2e seem to be either partially incompatible with MiKTeX's LaTeX implementation, or impossible to find the right version of. I am still quite inexperienced with LaTeX, and for now I'd be happy even just to know what kind of packages and fonts are best to use for setting Japanese text. Later on I'd like e.g. support for vertical writing as well --- not sure if that's easily done in LaTeX.

342 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-13 21:49 ID:sYCeqEuy

If I'm setting up a home server with Debian, and I need to have a static IP address, what values do I plug in to my /etc/network/interfaces file and how do I find them? For example, what values should I use for address, netmask, network, gateway and broadcast?
Are there any guides or manuals that explain this? I haven't found one. They all explain how to format them, but I have no clue what values to use or how to find them.

343 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-15 12:15 ID:ByYvKJGI

>>342
It's pretty simple after you've done it a couple of times, just like building the Linux kernel as a beginner.

For starters, remember that the IP you'd configure in /etc/network/interfaces is your LAN IP, i.e. 192.168.0.2, not your WAN IP.

Assuming your router is 192.168.0.1, we could use 192.168.0.66 as our LAN IP. For this, we'd use "address 192.168.0.66". The "ghetto" method of getting the other values would be to connect via DHCP, run ifconfig, writing down the values, and transferring them into the interfaces file.

Simply add them in, change the address (if necessary), and, voila.

A quick example:

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.0.1
# The other values go here...

Sorry if this guide is shit, not able to access a *nix system right now.

344 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-15 20:40 ID:pWCPQU8g

Is there a PPA or repo that always contains the absolute latest version of stable, non-beta, Firefox for any general Debian/.deb based distros? Ubuntu, Crunchbang, Trisquel, that sort?

I'm tired of any of my systems getting left behind with older versions of Firefox because I don't feel that I should have to upgrade the whole OS to get one program.

I've only been able to find a PPA for Firefox Beta: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-next
And even when I added that to my older Ubuntu system it would still return that message the the currently installed version of Firefox is the latest one. Which it is not since I'm still on version 11 here.

Help, please?

345 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-16 03:41 ID:sYCeqEuy

>>343
Thank you for your reply.
The output of ifconfig gives me values for "inet addr," "Bcast," and "Mask." So I guess I can assume those values are the current LAN address, the Broadcast and the Netmask? Should the broadcast number look something like 255.255.255.255? I know the mask should look like that, but other guides say that the broadcast should be the last address in your network's range, like, for your example, "192.168.0.255," so the output confuses me a little.

346 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-27 13:16 ID:yjMoyBq1

Does iTunes for Windows do anything to your music files at all?

As in, does it have any sort of deal where when you add your giantass folder of music to its library, it renames all the music files to random alphanumeric things like "HH23X9.mp3 and then places them in a folder tree with names much similar to that? Or does it add some sort of code to your files that only allows them to be played back from within iTunes?

For various reasons I will be forced to use iTunes for the management of my music library but I'm almost scared to try this because I hear things like this about iTunes for Windows very frequently.

Can anyone confirm or deny any of this for me?

347 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-28 15:17 ID:HH6HeEdn

>>346
I only used it briefly, but I think it stores its own metadata without actually touching your files. That would create problems for a lot of people.

There's probably an option to move/rename/tag music, though.

348 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-08-28 15:38 ID:HH6HeEdn

>>344
I use Debian wheezy and the official Firefox binaries.

Just go to the Firefox website and hit the download button. It'll give you a .tar.bz2 with firefox/ inside. Extract that somewhere you have read/write access to--I used /opt/firefox/. After that, add that directory to your $PATH (e.g. open up ~/.profile and add something like PATH="/opt/firefox:$PATH"). Firefox's own updater should be able to update the software with no problems. Setting up any sort of desktop or menu shortcut shouldn't be difficult, just set it to run firefox (or the full pathname) and to use the icon in the firefox/icons/ directory.

Admittedly, it's not the best solution, but it works and ensures you get timely updates straight from Mozilla, with all the dependencies included. However, you may run into troubles with update-alternatives and the like, and you might have to set some options in your desktop environment (if you use one). But in lieu of a proper Mozilla Debian repository (maybe there is one, I haven't checked), it's one of the easiest ways to go about it. Maybe someone a little more package-savvy than myself could write a script that automatically fetches the latest binary, packs it into a .deb, and adds the relevant metadata? I don't see why it would be too hard.

349 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-08 01:29 ID:LMy80qwp

How do I define my own keyboard shortcuts in Firefox under Linux? Make whatever keys I want perform whatever action I want and whatnot?

350 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-11 19:47 ID:LOUpMS5f

Running Debian 64-bit. Tried to enable multiarch to install Wine 32bit. I was suggested these commands by the "wine64-bin helper package." I ran these commands as root:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update
# apt-get install wine-bin:i386

When I tried the last command, this was the output:

http://pastebin.com/brSXhAny

The most relevant information, I think, is at the bottom:

dpkg: error: --configure needs a valid package name but 'libuuid1' is not: ambiguous package name 'libuuid1' with more than one installed instance

And:

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

The bigger problem is this: the same thing happens when I try to install anything from my package manager. Am I going to have to reinstall?
It's not that huge of a deal if I do, but it will be kind of a bitch. I'll keep looking for solutions and post if I ever get dpkg working again.

351 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-11 22:32 ID:LOUpMS5f

>>350
Same idiot again. I'm going to go ahead and just backup and reinstall, but if anyone has had this happen before and got it fixed, you can post it. I imagine I'm not the only one, even if it seems like it from the google results I got.

352 Name: moron : 2013-09-29 21:55 ID:brK8jmNi

I need Java for homework. I installed it and this is the error I keep getting http://tinypic.com/r/2ir2kjq/

Disabling this is not an option, I must have it or I cannot do my homework. What am I supposed to do?

353 Name: moron : 2013-09-29 21:57 ID:brK8jmNi

seems that link does not work, here's a more direct link? I can only hope

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2ir2kjq&s=5#.UkiiAD-bFll

354 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2014-01-14 03:47 ID:8ApaitL8

>>344
ubuntuzilla is a repository containing the latest stable versions of mozilla's three programs.

currently hosted at sourceforge.

355 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2018-05-08 00:48 ID:qtedo+Ca

I recently bought a Gateway DX4375-UR22. It came with a 1 terabyte hard drive. I turned it on, and it booted up using Ubuntu. Me being me, I stupidly decided to take it apart. I put it back together, and now there is a problem with the hard drive. Everything else works fine, except for the hard drive. The drive is a Seagate Barracuda 1000 Gigabyte. I decided to try it in another computer, but the other one does not recognize it as a drive. I tried putting a hard drive from another computer into the Gateway to see if it would boot, but no luck. The seagate drive spins, but it is not transferring data or being recognized. Can I save the drive? How can I boot up the computer?

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