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>> No. 25724 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 1:49 pm
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Are these any good?
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>> No. 25725 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:04 pm
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>>25724
Looks interesting, tell us more.
>> No. 25726 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:39 pm
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>>25725
Not the OP, but I've heard a little about these before.
Same basic principle as the raspberry pi, but with an x86 chip capable of running windows, and with an onboard arduino.
>> No. 25727 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:40 pm
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Lattepanda single-board computer running Windows 10. I am building a pocket computer and looking for something closer to a real motherboard than a Raspberry PI. Would appreciate input from people that have used one before.
>> No. 25728 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 2:45 pm
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>>25727
They're fairly new and I don't think there's that many people around with experience of them yet. You might be better off looking towards the makerspace community for advice.

Are you building this to make practical use out of it, or just for the sake of building it? If it's the former, it might be worth looking at the GPD handhelds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C51mkucrnc
>> No. 25729 Anonymous
3rd December 2016
Saturday 3:08 pm
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>>25728
Thanks. I was not aware of that, for some reason. Something like the Pandora could be perfect, depending on the specs.

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>> No. 25698 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 5:03 am
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Hey nerdz. I've recently bought a 4k monitor, is there anything I need to hook it up to my pc other than the standard cable? Would I need a HDMI? It's an '4K HDMI DVI Freesync 24" Monitor' if that means anything? Thanks guys.
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>> No. 25710 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 7:40 pm
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>>25707
This. As long as the cable is up to spec it'll be fine. It's not like the days of PS/2 where if you stick a 3m extension on the end your mouse lags to fuck.
>> No. 25711 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 8:11 pm
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>>25708

>it's just a dumb cable that carries digital signals

A cable might be a few bits of wire, but it's far from dumb. Everything from wire gauge to the quality of the contacts to the number of twists per inch in the pairs will affect signal integrity. A huge amount of engineering goes into a good cable. Try hooking up a Wifi antenna with a bit of bell wire or running gigabit ethernet over Cat3, see how you get on.

Any cable meeting the HDMI High Speed specification should work at anything from 720p to 4k. In practice, most cheap cables aren't certified and have never been properly tested - the cable manufacturer just cloned someone else's cable and hoped for the best.

>That's not how digital signals work, there isn't a continuous linear degadation like with analogue signals - either it works, or you start dropping bits and it doesn't.

The effects of a bad cable can be quite subtle. Dropped frames and intermittent HDCP errors creep in long before the connection fails completely. The fact that your monitor isn't saying "no signal" doesn't mean that the cable is working properly. There are adequate and inadequate cables, but there are also marginal cables that just about work when everything is going well. You turn on your tumble drier, the EM noise floor goes up by 10dB and suddenly your TV is cutting out.
>> No. 25712 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 8:27 pm
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>>25711
Regardless of the engineering complexity, the point is that a cable has no concept of different versions of HDMI signal.
>> No. 25713 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 8:44 pm
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>>25712

Versions, no. Data rates, yes. I said "suitable cable", i.e. one capable of reliably operating at the necessary data rate. 4k is far more demanding than 1080p and requires a considerably higher quality cable. That doesn't have to be a stupidly expensive cable, but if you try and use some poundshop cheapie with a 4k monitor you're in for a world of pain.
>> No. 25714 Anonymous
27th November 2016
Sunday 9:09 pm
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>>25713
So long as it's high speed it'll be fine.

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>> No. 25628 Anonymous
11th November 2016
Friday 7:30 pm
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So I am now in charge of a website that runs on mongodb and angular.js. Guy who wrote it for the friends of mine is a no good cokehead who when he was getting low on prozzy and coke money would log in and break shit so they would have to ring him for "support". twat.

Thing is, I have no fucking clue what I'm doing. What I've managed so far is...resurrect the site, get the shopping cart working, change the search bar to be case insensitive (because no fucker capitalises the first word in a search bar), and a few other things I won't bore you with. To be honest, I'm amazed I'm winging it this far.

Googling is becoming tiresome though for mongodb. They all show examples of code snippets you have to run instead of mongo shell commands (well most of them).

The issue is half the reason the search is a massive pile of wank is all the products are labelled stupidly. This would be a simple fix if I knew how to edit the fuckers, but as I said I have no clue what the FUCK I am doing.

Anyone know any good resources for a mongodb crash course? Or just how the fuck you edit database entries? Yeah I know that last one is requesting spoonfeeding, just a decent crash course would be very very helpful.
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>> No. 25693 Anonymous
24th November 2016
Thursday 12:03 am
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Continuing to get away with it lads. Every time a new problem is put in front of me I say "Of course I can do that, I'll have it done by X time" when what I'm thinking is "How the fuck am I going to do this by X time?!". Haven't missed a deadline once.
>> No. 25694 Anonymous
24th November 2016
Thursday 12:08 am
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>>25693
I had some advice from a fairly successful entrepreneur which was to do exactly what you're doing. Companies will ask him or his business if they can do something and they just say yes then just work out how to. Seems a bit obvious in retrospect.
>> No. 25695 Anonymous
26th November 2016
Saturday 6:23 am
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>>25694
Yes, I'm going to take this approach in the future. It makes sense.

Well, the work is pretty much finished (I've finally blown through the budget they had set aside for the e-commerce side of things). I knew this was coming up soon so was a nice bloke and wrote a load of scripts for the server to look after itself, do daily checks for load problems and sort it if so, and a bunch of other stuff the last guy didn't do like make sure the server/database sets itself up again if it has to be rebooted.

There's some talk of work being thrown my way regarding the promotions/sales aspect of it, with a nice (20%) commission on any sales. Which I suspect they will need, because the site doesn't even show up in google yet if you google the website name. I'm pretty good with SEO as well, and they know this.

First "proper" tech job I've had, and I fell into it by accident. Perfect work for me, think I might look into doing this more.
>> No. 25696 Anonymous
26th November 2016
Saturday 7:43 am
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>>25694

At my work people hate our CEO. He comes into the office, tells us to do something, and everyone starts complaining that what he's asking is impossible, and of course he ignores this and says do it anyway.
Usually it turns out that he's actually right, it is possible and gets done on time.
>> No. 25697 Anonymous
26th November 2016
Saturday 3:54 pm
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>>25695
Good work lad.

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>> No. 25649 Anonymous
13th November 2016
Sunday 7:25 pm
25649 image problems on twitter
Images don't load and appear to be blocked (see pic). The problem is unique to this browser (seamonkey) images work in other browsers.

I've started in safe mode (with no addons) and images still don't display. This happened suddenly after restart.

The domain twimg.com domain does not load, the requests ping timeout in cmd. So I added the following to HOSTS but it didn't make any difference.


199.16.156.198 twitter.com www.twitter.com
192.229.173.16 abs.twimg.com pbs.twimg.com
104.244.43.39 ton.twimg.com
72.21.91.70 o.twimg.com
199.16.156.11 t.co


I've tried a bunch of stuff from this too http://kb.mozillazine.org/Images_or_animations_do_not_load
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>> No. 25659 Anonymous
14th November 2016
Monday 10:59 am
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>>25658
I'm on wifi. Do you think soundproofing would work? Or is the wavelength such that heat insulation would be better?
>> No. 25660 Anonymous
14th November 2016
Monday 11:24 am
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>>25659

Put tinfoil on all your walls to block out interference. Make sure to cover your windows.
>> No. 25661 Anonymous
14th November 2016
Monday 1:45 pm
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>>25652
You're having a laugh right?
>> No. 25663 Anonymous
14th November 2016
Monday 8:31 pm
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Maybe you could try directly accessing the twitter API with cURL requests before converting the images to ASCII art. Just definitely don't try using a sensible modern browser instead of what looks like fucking Netscape.
>> No. 25664 Anonymous
14th November 2016
Monday 8:40 pm
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OP I sincerely hope you break your own computer.

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>> No. 25624 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 9:05 pm
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I didn't use my printer for ages (over a year) and when I started using it again the black ink won't print right, text documents come out garbled. I've tried running the print-head cleaning function and print-head alignment neither of which helped. I've tried replacing the cartridge but that didn't work either.

Should I buy a print-head cleaning kit (like http://www.printheadhospital.co.uk/epson-print-head-cleaning-kit.html for £12.50) or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new printer?

It's an Epson XP-305 if that makes any difference.
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>> No. 25625 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 9:20 pm
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>>25624
I don't have them in the house. Disgusting things.
>> No. 25627 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 10:41 pm
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After a year in storage, the print heads are probably clogged.

Unless you regularly print photos, I'd always recommend a cheap laser printer. They use powdered toner just like a photocopier, which has an indefinite shelf life. Laser printers have no print heads to clog and they don't constantly waste expensive ink on self-cleaning cycles. You don't get colour printing, but that doesn't matter if you're just printing forms or work documents.

A decent laser printer with Ethernet and Wi-Fi costs less than £50, including a starter toner cartridge. If you need one with a scanner, that'll cost you £70. That's a greater up-front cost than an inkjet, but it'll pay for itself very quickly. Knock-off toner cartridges cost £18, last for ~2500 pages and work faultlessly.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-210-AEHG-DELL-Laser-Printers/dp/B00YBZFQDG/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-210-AEHF-DELL-Laser-Printers/dp/B00YBZFKJG/

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>> No. 25383 Anonymous
31st July 2016
Sunday 9:08 pm
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Will one of these SD card readers fit in the third panel down on the tower?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-53in1-Internal-3-5-Memory-SD-XD-Card-Reader-USB-/200260107246?hash=item2ea06ebbee:g:MjAAAOSwk5FUumqp
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>> No. 25401 Anonymous
1st August 2016
Monday 8:09 pm
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>>25400
>I'd also happily ban 3KW kettles and force everyone to use 2KW ones instead.
Well I suppose the ad breaks on TV have been getting longer.
>> No. 25402 Anonymous
1st August 2016
Monday 8:09 pm
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>>25400
You're a monster.
>> No. 25622 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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OP, clean that desk.

>>25391
I can see the dust.
>> No. 25623 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 8:37 pm
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>>25399>>25400

As one of the aforementioned morons, I currently have a 4-way extension attached to one of these, because I only have one mains socket in my bedroom. Is this dangerous and what would a better solution be?
>> No. 25626 Anonymous
8th November 2016
Tuesday 9:22 pm
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Plug 4-way tails onto each other. They're rated for it, fused correctly (hopefully...), and don't apply horrible mechanical loads to the mains socket on the wall, or edge themselves out under the load until they barely make contact, causing sparky fiery hilarity, bad smells and death.

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>> No. 25615 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 5:58 pm
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Lads.

My dad has a PC and a mobile that he'd never connected to the wifi because reasons. He put a nonsense word in google with no hits like 'spongeriftallytastic' and then put it in his phone, and it came up as the first suggested word.

How does it do this? He has GPS and such off and as much privacy settings on as possible whilst maintaining use of 4g. He uses chrome on both machines, I believe he has a whatever account on his phone (Android) so he can access the store but otherwise he doesn't use it for that. He doesn't use it as a phone by the way, he essentially uses it as a laptop which is supposed to be unconnected from our local wifi network insofar as websites know.
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>> No. 25617 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 8:28 pm
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>>25616
I do not think that is the case, he has no inclination to do so and actively tries to avoid sharing data on shit where possible.
>> No. 25618 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 8:44 pm
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Not entirely useful, but I have the growing suspicion I'm being served ads based on physical conversations I'm having that my phone is hearing.
>> No. 25619 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 9:20 pm
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>>25617
>I do not think that is the case
I suspect you think wrong.
>> No. 25620 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 10:55 pm
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>>25619
I don't care what you suspect.
>> No. 25621 Anonymous
5th November 2016
Saturday 11:10 pm
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>>25620
>>25619

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dynAAX0hYQo

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>> No. 25604 Anonymous
31st October 2016
Monday 6:33 pm
25604 so... http://britfa.gs/code/ leads nowhere!
was interested in examining the software running this place, but it just leads me to a blank page!
anyone know where else i can see it?
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>> No. 25608 Anonymous
31st October 2016
Monday 8:59 pm
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>>25605
don't get it.
what am i taking revenge for?

>>25606
that would explain my difficulty in accessing it.
i mostly wanted to see it out of curiosity. i even entertained the possibility of starting my own little local one, using something like kareha.
>> No. 25609 Anonymous
31st October 2016
Monday 9:01 pm
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>>25608

I don't know about the mods, but I wouldn't tell your kind the time, creature.
>> No. 25610 Anonymous
31st October 2016
Monday 9:03 pm
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>>25608
>what am i taking revenge for?
In case you don't know, it's a reference to a guy who got banned or something and promised that the site would be down forever within weeks a few years ago.
>> No. 25611 Anonymous
31st October 2016
Monday 9:05 pm
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>>25607
View Source just shows you the way the output looks, it doesn't show you how it's generated.

>>25608
Are we not a little local chan already? There are loads of kits for putting up your own if you have the right sort of semi-technical knowledge, there have been hundreds of chans over the years, it can't be that hard.
>> No. 25614 Anonymous
2nd November 2016
Wednesday 3:07 am
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>>25604

>>25604

Britfa is basically run on a modified Kusaba-chan board (although I honestly couldn't tell you what version it's forked from - whatever was the latest and greatest in 2009, I suppose).

If you want to dig around and get a feel of how a board like this works, then downloading Kusuba-X (which I think is the currently maintained / most popular fork) and having a poke around in that would probably be your best bet. Tl;Dc - PHP, MySQL, AJAX. Database queries shoveled into Smarty templates.

Apparently most of the changes have been largely cosmetic (extensive CSS and Javascript reworking), although probably the most striking difference is made up of /*/ and /sfw/, which have turned an otherwise unremarkable cottage industry image board into the anarchic cottaging free for all that we all know and love today.

The origins of the name Brian are unknown, but image board anthropologists suspect that it is probably an esoteric in-joke, the true meaning of which is now probably unknown to even the most mystically mendicant of purple's Forgotten Children.

We leave you with these two images, which may provide a sensible chuckle to those of us who sometimes worry about our ban status.

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tslocum/kusaba/master/trunk/youarebanned.jpg
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>> No. 25576 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:08 am
25576 poker cheating phone
In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how someone was ripped off at a poker table by a very advanced poker cheating device. From what I understood at that time, the post being in Chinese, the device was able to remotely read card markings to inform the cheater who will win the next hand.

https://www.elie.net/blog/security/fuller-house-exposing-high-end-poker-cheating-devices


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5C9HmHt_4

Like the author I had heard of these devices but never seen actual evidence or examples. Quite incredible.
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>> No. 25582 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 11:18 am
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>>25581
Oh I didn't realise the decks were really marked. I didn't click the link or watch the video, I just assumed from the diagram that the device was able to pick up the subtle variations in the printing of the design on the reverse of the cards, or something.
>> No. 25583 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 6:47 pm
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Obviously casinos are going to stop you whipping out a "phone" at a table and you're not going to be able to see the cards - this is still seriously impressive.
>> No. 25584 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 6:55 pm
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>>25583
Is it National Not Reading The Article Or Any Previous Posts Day today or something?
>> No. 25585 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 7:15 pm
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Yeah, this isn't something that is going to work in a proper casino but could potentially be used to scam people in some shady poker club/tourney. Having a smartphone out is a bit of a giveaway that something fishy is going on of course, but the basic functionality could most likely be ported to a smartwatch or other device in future.
>> No. 25586 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 8:26 pm
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>>25585
The video in the link shows a car key version and mentions other wireless cameras housed in belts, watches and shirts.

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>> No. 25562 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 7:20 pm
25562 cheers Microsoft
Because what we need right now are PC's that cost 4 grand. Makes complete sense.
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>> No. 25573 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:19 pm
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>>25569
>>25570

That wanksock Beowulf Boritt ripped off Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti and West Side Story with his Bronx Tale design bollocks.

I mean, look at him. Tosser.
>> No. 25574 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:23 pm
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>>25573
What kind of cruel cunt calls their child Beowulf?
>> No. 25575 Anonymous
26th October 2016
Wednesday 11:46 pm
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>>25571


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4PwHD7XKj0
>> No. 25577 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 1:12 am
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>>25575
I'll take that as a no.
>> No. 25578 Anonymous
27th October 2016
Thursday 7:29 am
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>>25574

Seppos, definitely.

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>> No. 24729 Anonymous
5th October 2015
Monday 5:59 pm
24729 imma hucka wankery
Ahoy.

Perhaps some of you ladm8s have heard about HackThisSite. I believe there was a Linux distro made for a similar purpose. I cannot recall its name.

Help. I want to play and games aren't fun anymore. Or am I making this stuff up and no such distro has ever existed?

Thanks and here is a cat in a box.
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>> No. 25192 Anonymous
5th May 2016
Thursday 5:33 pm
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>>25191
Thanks lad.
>> No. 25411 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 3:21 pm
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Another one: http://www.dvwa.co.uk/
>> No. 25412 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 5:18 pm
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I've been dicking around on https://projecteuler.net lately.

It is basically complex maths problems that could only be solved with programing. (for example question 3 is to work out the largest prime factor of 600,851,475,143). But it doesn't offer any instruction on how to do it, the methodology is left entirely to the reader.

It has been ideal practice for me since I 'know' how to code in the sense that I could read and understand it, but I would need to look up commands to write it. This has been giving me the practice for the writing to become more fluent.
>> No. 25413 Anonymous
4th August 2016
Thursday 11:39 pm
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>>25412
Not sure if those kind of problems are exactly what OP was thinking of but I can recommend Project Euler. I first found out about it from an employer in the tech industry, the first few problems are a good benchmark when you are learning a new language whilst the latter ones are more of a mathematical challenge combined with a programming implementation.

Probably better if you are interested in high-level stuff rather than the low-down nuts n' bolts (though I do enjoy the indecipherable Assembly language and J solutions that people post on almost every problem).
>> No. 25551 Anonymous
18th September 2016
Sunday 1:06 pm
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this may be of interest:
http://captf.com/practice-ctf/

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>> No. 25542 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 3:19 pm
25542 Twatting Ebay
Has Ebay been playing silly bugger for anyone else recently, or is it just me?
When trying to access certain pages like my watch list, I need to keep clicking several times getting the error message shown, until eventually after so many tries it works.

I've tried disabling all my chrome extensions one by one, but none of them are causing it.
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>> No. 25543 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 6:01 pm
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>>25542
Works fine for me. Although I tend to use the app on my phone more often.
>> No. 25545 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 9:36 pm
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>>25542
Same here - do you have a lot of things in your watch list?
It seemed to start at the same time that they allowed more than 200 items, and I was wondering f it was just me.
3 tries seems to be enough.
>> No. 25548 Anonymous
5th September 2016
Monday 6:54 pm
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>>25545

I deleted about 150 items I'd saved whilst browsing Chinese shitstores like tomtop. That seems to have fixed it.

But why do modern companies seem so content to fuck up simple website design features that would have worked just fine on HTML alone?
>> No. 25549 Anonymous
5th September 2016
Monday 8:08 pm
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>>25548

Because using RESTful APIs that return JSON for an overengineered javascript frontend to ad-hoc composite into HTML via direct DOM interaction allows web developers to demand higher salaries while blethering on about "full stack development" and "devops" whilst employing whole teams of half-bright gonks to achieve what used to be done by a single nerd with a beard and a seemingly infinite Iron Maiden tshirt collection. Aye, they were simpler days.
>> No. 25550 Anonymous
5th September 2016
Monday 8:10 pm
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>>25549
It's a good rant lad, but the devops bit is superfluous. That's a completely different area of bollockspeak, but I otherwise agree with your sentiment.

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>> No. 25540 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 12:52 pm
25540 PC buggered
I need a bit of help here lads.

A week ago my PC halted. Somehow I managed to start it again, losing the /home partition though. The Windows partition worked all right except the networking part. A few days ago I was playing UT. I exited the room for a minute to get myself some tea; when I returned the screen was in standby mode, the fans were whirring. I reset it again. It hanged on the mainboard vendor logo screen.

A few more resets, turning it on and off again. Nothing. When I pressed the power button, the red LED blinked once, the fans started whirring, then nothing.

I tried replacing the PSU. Detaching the video card, memory modules one by one, re-attaching them again. Nothing. No PC speaker signals. It just whirrs.

What shall I do next? It's an old machine, nearly ten years old. If it's the CPU or the mainboard, repairing it is out of question. Is there anything I've missed to check?
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>> No. 25541 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 2:09 pm
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If you're not getting any POST beeps out of it (and there's a little piezo speaker on-board/a speaker attached to the relevant jumper pins, i.e. you're sure that it can actually beep) then there's something very wrong - probably a knackered motherboard.

Try removing the motherboard battery and powering it up. Try booting it with RAM removed altogether, try reseating the CPU, etc. If you can get beep codes out of it we can work from there.

I don't mean to knock your PC assembling skills, but did you remember to plug in the "P4" connector (4-pin 12V) when you installed the new PSU? It's easy to miss/forget and can cause silent boot failure on some motherboards of that age.

If all else fails, then TBH, given that it's 10 years old, replacing a significant chunk/all of it is the obvious solution, but I'm guessing you're on a tight budget or you'd have done so already. If you let us know how much money you have to put towards this we can make some suggestions, and if you've got the specs of what you've got currently that'd help.
>> No. 25544 Anonymous
4th September 2016
Sunday 6:53 pm
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>>25541
The speaker is probably all right. It beeped okay when I managed to start the machine. When it halted on the logo screen the beep was different - just a wee bit longer than the usual 'everything is okay' beep. Even more interesting, no manual that describes what these beep signals mean has any explanation about such a signal.

> Try removing the motherboard battery and powering it up. Try booting it with RAM removed altogether
Done that. No reaction. It just whirrs at me. No beep codes, the green LED does not light up either. Haven't re-seated the CPU though.

> but did you remember to plug in the "P4" connector (4-pin 12V) when you installed the new PSU?
Sure. It made quite a pleasant click when I put it in.

> then TBH, given that it's 10 years old, replacing a significant chunk/all of it is the obvious solution
The whole of it, I guess. It is Socket 939, DDR1 (not even DDR2), thank dog it had SATA. Laugh at that. Or cry, I don't know. I won't shit you - it was slow but not unbearably slow.

Will try to raise it though. The worst thing has probably already happened. I cannot afford anything half-decent right now that would last another 10 years anyway. Nearly all important data had been backed some time before the incident. I'll miss the Crimsonland savefile.
>> No. 25546 Anonymous
5th September 2016
Monday 12:02 am
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>>25544
That sounds pretty cut and dry. I wouldn't hold out much hope for the CPU reseating fixing it.

Given that it's 939/DDR1 then your best bet is probably a second-hand CPU/MOBO/RAM combo, you can get decent bundles on ebay that'll wipe the floor with what you had and if you get something with DDR3 you should be able to get some appreciable CPU/RAM upgrades when you've got the money (my first pick would be an SSD, mind).

Something like this, maybe: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-socket-1156-motherboard-bundle-Intel-i5-650-CPU-3-2GHZ-4GB-DDR3-Ram-/182257353802
I'll have another look tomorrow to make sure there are no obvious problems with it, or better deals, but I'm off to bed right now.
>> No. 25547 Anonymous
5th September 2016
Monday 5:15 pm
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>>25546
> I wouldn't hold out much hope for the CPU reseating fixing it.
Right. But as someone said, 'You are going to get battered anyway, so why wouldn't you try your chances and fight back?' And I always wanted to be a necromancer anyway.

> then your best bet is probably a second-hand CPU/MOBO/RAM combo
My thoughts exactly although I don't know when will it be. I'm fairly broke at this moment and there are other things on the priority list as well.

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>> No. 25512 Anonymous
2nd September 2016
Friday 2:27 pm
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Lads,

My trusty 1TB HDD I've had for about 7 years now has got 16,000 hours on the clock. Should I start to look into replacing it or if it's made it this long, do you reckon it'll be fine?
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>> No. 25535 Anonymous
3rd September 2016
Saturday 10:32 am
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>>25523
I was reading the wrong value. The actual value is 0x00, which means it's fine. I'm probably going to get an SSD to dump my games on anyway, and just use this for data -- Fallout 4 gets a bit laggy in the new DLC because my disk is being maxed out quite a bit.

>>25522
Any S.M.A.R.T. software. CrystalDiskInfo is the one I use.
>> No. 25536 Anonymous
3rd September 2016
Saturday 10:33 am
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>>25534
Not either of you, but to preempt the smartarses I'll add "and isn't a fraud" to your criteria, given the well known problems of dodgy storage on sale.
>> No. 25537 Anonymous
3rd September 2016
Saturday 3:04 pm
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>>25535

Do you not have an SSD? It's the biggest upgrade you can make to any PC. They're really not that expensive these days - you can buy a quality 240GB SSD for less than £60.

http://www.ebuyer.com/738570-toshiba-240gb-q300-sata-iii-2-5inch-ssd-hdts824ezsta
>> No. 25538 Anonymous
3rd September 2016
Saturday 4:25 pm
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>>25537
I have an SSD, but not a large one.
>> No. 25539 Anonymous
3rd September 2016
Saturday 11:28 pm
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>>25538

BADUM TISH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJJHk4hSFB4

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