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Old 2010-11-30, 13:17
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The Computer Software & Hardware Thread

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~ Free Windows Software ~

I highly recommend Neowin's Freeware Alternative List for a more comprehensive directory of free Windows software.

For Mac users click [here] for a list of free software. For Linux/Unix users click [here].


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Anonymity in Web Browsing/Proxy Servers
Borat Proxy [Web Based] | Hide My Ass! [Web Based] | K-Proxy [Web Based] | Tor Project
Torbutton [Firefox add-on] | Vidalia [Tor GUI] | Vtunnel [Web Based] | Zend2 [Web Based]

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Anti-virus
Avast! Anti-virus | AVG Anti-virus | Avira AntiVir Personal | Comodo Anti-virus/Internet Security
Microsoft Security Essentials | Sophos Anti-rootkit

[ Online Scanners ]

BitDefender Online Scan | ESET Online Scanner | Jotti's Malware Scan [Individual files]
Trend Micro HouseCall | VirusTotal
[Individual files]

Note: Avira AntiVir has a nag screen which pops up every time the program updates. This can be disabled; click here to find out how.

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Anti-spyware/Anti-malware
Malwarebytes' Anti-malware | HijackThis | Spybot: Search & Destroy | Spyware Terminator
SpywareBlaster | SUPERAntiSpyware | Windows Defender

Note: HijackThis doesn't rid your system of spyware/malware, it simply publishes information about your system which will help you discover if it's been infected. Quite handy if you plan on asking for advice on tech forums (or here).

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Application Launchers & Docks, Start Menu, Taskbar and Desktop Customisation
Classic Shell | Free launch Bar | RocketDock | Stardock Fences

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Archivers, Splitters & Repair
7-Zip | ExtractNow | HJSplit | ICE ECC | KGB Archiver | QuickPar

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Audio Editing/Recording
Audacity [Lame MP3 Encoder] | Free Audio Recorder

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Backups
Cobian Backup | DropBox [Online] | MozBackup

Note: MozBackup is a backup tool specifically designed for Mozilla products (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.).

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Codecs & Related Tools
AC3Filter | DivX | ffdshow | GSpot | MediaInfo | XviD

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Data Recovery/Undelete
EASEUS Partition Recovery | PC Inspector File Recovery | Recuva | TestDisk

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Disc Burning/Creation
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free | CDBurnerXP | DVD Flick | ImgBurn | InfraRecorder | Nero BurnLite

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Documents (Word Processing, Conversion, Displaying, Hosting)
AbiWord | Adobe PDF Reader | Calibre | Foxit PDF Reader | Google Docs [Online]
Kindle Previewer | Notepad++ | OpenOffice.Org | PDF to JPG Converter | PrimoPDF

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Download Managers
DownThemAll! [Firefox Add-on] | FlashGet | Free Download Manager | Net Transport

Note: Net Transport is no longer freeware, so the version I've linked you to is the last version that was free. This download manager is great for downloading streaming media which use the RTSP protocol.

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DVD Rip
DVD Shrink

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File Host Leechers
CryptLoad | JDownloader | Orbit Downloader

Note: CryptLoad has a feature which reconnects your router so that your IP address will change, thus allowing further downloads. Some anti-virus software flags this component as a virus. It's a false positive, and the component can be deleted without affecting the rest of the software.

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File Renamers
1-4a Rename | Batch File Rename | Mp3tag | ReNamer | theRenamer

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File Unlockers
FileASSASSIN | Unlocker

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Firewalls
Comodo Personal Firewall/Internet Security | Outpost Firewall Free | ZoneAlarm Basic Firewall

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FTP Clients
Core FTP Lite | FileZilla | FireFTP [Firefox Add-on]

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Hard Disc Defragmentation
Defraggler | MyDefrag [Formerly JKDefrag]

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Image Editors/Viewers
GIMP | Irfanview | Paint.NET | Picasa | VSO Image Resizer | XnView

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Instant Messaging/IRC
aMSN | ChatZilla [Firefox Add-on] | ICQ | Pidgin | Skype | Trillian
TurboIRC | Windows Live Messenger | Yahoo! Messenger

[ Add-ons & Plug-ins ]

Windows Live Messenger
Messenger Plus! Live | A-Patch | Mess Patch Light [Online]

Skype
Messenger Plus! for Skype


Note: Messenger Plus! Live & Messenger Plus! for Skype contain [optional] adware; you can opt out of installing it when you're installing the main program, just keep your eyes peeled for it.


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iPod/Zune/etc.
EphPod | iPodExtract | iTunes | Microsoft Zune Software

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Mail Fetchers
Eudora | Thunderbird | Windows Live Mail

[ Add-ons and Plug-ins ]

Thunderbird
FoxClocks | Lightning | Littlebird | ProfilePassword | ThunderBrowse | WebMail


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Media Players
AIMP | GXSCC | foobar2000 | Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Spider Player | VideoLAN/VLC | Winamp | Windows Media Player

[ Winamp Plug-ins ]

Time Restore | Find File on Disk


Note: GXSCC will playback MIDI files to sound like old 8-bit chip-based audio.

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MP3 and Compressed Audio Tools
CDex | Exact Audio Copy (EAC) | Free Audio Converter | MP3Gain | Mp3tag

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P2P & UseNet
Alt.Binz | eMule | Soulseek | uTorrent

[ P2P Safety ]

Blocklist Manager | PeerBlock | PeerGuardian


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Programming/Coding/Scripting
AutoHotKey (AHK) | Dev-C++ | Notepad++ | Octave | Python

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Rescue Discs/Live CDs/Boot CDs
AVG Rescue CD | BitDefender Rescue CD | Hiren's BootCD | Knoppix | Ultimate Boot CD

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Sandbox/Virtualisation/Virtual Drives
Alcohol 52% | Comodo Sandbox/Internet Security | DAEMON Tools Lite
DVDFab Virtual Drive | Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 | Sandboxie | Virtual CloneDrive | VirtualBox

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System/File Cleaners
CCleaner | Driver Sweeper | Nasty File Remover (NFR) | Wise Registry Cleaner

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Tablature & Sheet Music
Lilypond | Power Tab Editor | TabOrganizer | TuxGuitar

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Time, Task & Resource Management/Calendar
Lightning [Thunderbird Add-on] | Mozilla Sunbird | phpScheduleIt

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Update Checkers
FileHippo.com Update Checker | SUMo

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Video Conversion/Editing/Capturing & Related Tools
7capture | Any Video Converter Free | AVI Trimmer | AviSynth Studio | BB FlashBack Express
CamStudio | Convert AVI to MP4 | Debut Video Capture | HandBrake
MediaInfo | MKVtoolnix | VideoLAN Movie Creator (VLMC) | VirtualDub

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Web Browsers
ChromePlus | Firefox | Google Chrome | Internet Explorer | K-Meleon | Opera | SeaMonkey

[ Add-ons and Plug-ins ]

Firefox
Adblock Plus | ChatZilla | Context Search | IETab Plus | Download Statusbar
DownThemAll! | FireFTP | FlashGot | FoxClocks | Greasemonkey [scripts]
Hyperwords | InvisibleHand | Lazarus: Form Recovery | LittleFox | MinimizeToTray revived | NoScript
PimpZilla | Redirect Remover | translator (fixed) | Torbutton [Requires Tor/Vidalia]

Internet Explorer
Adblock IE | IESpell | Inline Search for Internet Explorer


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Web Design
BlockNote | KompoZer | Notepad++


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~ Helpful Links ~

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Anti-virus/Anti-malware Websites & Tools/Guides
AVG Free Malware Removal Tools | Kaspersky Virus Removal Tools | Symantec Response Removal Tools
VirusTotal.com

Note: for online virus scanning check the anti-virus software list at the top of the post.

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Device Drivers, BIOS, Chipset Software etc.
ASUStek | ATI/AMD/Radeon | Canon | Dell | Epson
IBM | HP/Hewlett-Packard | Logitech | Microsoft | nVidia/nForce
Realtek | Toshiba

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File Hosting Services
DepositFiles.com | MediaFire.com | RapidShare.com | SendSpace.com

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General Computing Guides
Annoyances.org | Doug's Windows Tweaks & Tips | The Elder Geek on Windows XP
Kelly's Korner XP | LifeHacker.com | TweakXP.com

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Hardware Guides and Benchmarks
AnandTech | Hardware Canucks | Tom's Hardware

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Image Hosting Services
HotChyx.com [allows/contains adult] | ImageShack.us | ImageVenue.com [allows/contains adult]
TinyPic.com

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Online Software & Hardware Shopping
Dabs.com | eBuyer.com | NewEgg.com

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Software & Downloads
9Down.com | alternativeTo | Download.com | Edskes File Download Mirror | FileHippo.com
Free-Codecs.com | Neowin's Freeware Alternative List | SourceForge.net

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Technical Support Communities
DaniWeb.com | CyberTechHelp.com

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Old 2010-11-30, 13:45
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If anyone can think of a better way of formatting the top post lemme know. I'm aware that I've completely ignored Mac and Linux users, but I have no experience with these platforms or their software/hardware; anyone who does is more than welcome to contribute. If any of you other munts (see: mod cunts) wanna edit the top post yourselves go for it.
 
Old 2010-11-30, 14:00
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If I didn't have a Macintosh I'd be jizzing in my pants right now. Which means awesome job, Paddy

Are a lot of these bi-sexual? Mac and PC?
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The bottom of that 'Don't Click' picture is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. 'No, I really DO have a vagina! It's right here!'


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R.I.P Paddy. My dear and loving father will never be forgotten.

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Old 2010-11-30, 14:36
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Many of them are, but I can't remember which haha. Same goes for Linux (trisexual?). A lot of open source software is compatible with both Windows and Linux, but that's not a general rule.

If nomad would install [table] tags functionality things would be much easier to lay out and annotate (such as adding brief descriptions and compatibility information), plus the top post would be a damn sight easier on the eye! I might email him, but I doubt he'd go to all that hassle - and it is a hassle - for the sake of one thread.
 
Old 2010-11-30, 16:00
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Oh, I don't know, I think it's pretty good. A damn sight easier to browse than many lists I've been through on the netz.

Just a couple of quick ones I thought of and didn't see in the list:

Textwrangler - my new favorite tool for html- and php-coding. Like an advanced Notepad; highlighting code, nimble sidebar for when working on several files at once, great overall handling in my opinion.
And what's more, I think there are versions for you non-macies as well.
http://www.barebones.com/products/t...r/download.html

Filezilla - The FTP client I've landed with. Good functionality, easy to get started with.
http://filezilla-project.org/

PYTHON - Ah, the first programming language that I ever learned. Such memories. A wonderful high level language to work with, and there really isn't anything you can do in C++ or something like that that won't be possible with Python too.
http://www.python.org/download/

phpScheduleit - A nice software for an online booking system and resource management. I'm using it on a website for my parent's company and so far it's been working swell. However, I've decided that my own contribution to the project will be to fix their Swedish language file.
http://www.php.brickhost.com/

Anyhows, great idea, this thread!
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Old 2010-11-30, 18:36
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Cheers Ammy!

FileZilla is already up there, but I've added your other suggestions. I created two new categories to accommodate them:

Time, Task & Resource Management/Calendar
Programming/Coding/Scripting


I also added Mozilla Sunbird which is a calendar application and AutoHotKey, a scripting tool.

AutoHotKey is amazing if you can be bothered to learn how to use it. I can't
 
Old 2010-11-30, 22:13
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If anyone can think of a better way of formatting the top post lemme know.


Holy Shit it's beautiful. Jesus fuck Paddy, how long did that take you?

Might I contribute Pimpzilla ?

And count me among the mac users, though I'd like to run Wine on it, if anyone knows anything about that,
 
Old 2010-12-01, 02:27
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If you have an Intel based mac I believe all you have to do is open up Finder and write Boot camp in the search window. Check out the documentation for it and you'll probably be flying pretty soon, as far as such a metaphor can be applied to anything kernel32-related.

Edit - Always nice to contribute to a good list, Paddy.
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Old 2010-12-01, 05:41
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Holy Shit it's beautiful. Jesus fuck Paddy, how long did that take you?
Long enough for me to meet the dictionary definition of time-haemorrhaging nerd.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DameFraMorkum
Might I contribute Pimpzilla ?
Added I just put it alongside the Firefox add-ons. If you think Firefox themes should have their own sub-category I'll make one, fo' shizzle!

I also added the theme I use, LittleFox.

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Originally Posted by DameFraMorkum
And count me among the mac users...
I was thinking of adopting a colour code to differentiate between the PC, Mac and Linux-based platforms so that separate lists of software wouldn't be necessary. For instance:

Windows/PC: Blue
Mac: Orange
Linux: Red

As an example, it might look something like this:


It's not too pretty, so it might just be easier to have it look like this instead:

Windows/PC: [w]
Mac: [m]
Linux: [l]

That way it'd also be easier to denote multi-platform software. Example:


Any other ideas would be appreciated!

EDIT: added a video category [Video Conversion/Editing/Capturing & Related Tools].

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Old 2010-12-01, 10:59
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awwww color-coordinating! That's cute. I like it.

+634 to Paddy.
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R.I.P Paddy. My dear and loving father will never be forgotten.
 
Old 2010-12-01, 11:39
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Gonna show this thread to my bro. He WILL love it. Good idea though
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Old 2010-12-01, 11:49
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Fuck, I don't think I can do either of my colouring schemes. The message becomes too big to post. I just spent about an hour adding little Ws, Ms and Ls to everything in vain. BOO-HOO!

I think it will just have to be a Windows software list, for the time being at least. Feel free to discuss other platforms though; I'm only talking about the top post.
 
Old 2010-12-04, 10:04
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Two posts?

In any case, not that I know how many here will have have any joy out of it, but it's free and overall a pretty damn impressive piece of software.
An open source counterpart to Matlab, Octave is a high level interactive language primarily intended for numerical calculations.
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/index.html
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Old 2010-12-05, 09:17
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Added

For Google users: if you're like me and despise the now mandatory AJAX autocomplete feature which can't be switched off in the search options you can workaround this bullshit by using the following URL:

http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?complete=0

If you want you can change the .co.uk to match whatever localisation of the search engine you use. For instance:

Code:
http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0 http://www.google.de/webhp?complete=0 http://www.google.fr/webhp?complete=0
And so on.

FUCK AJAX.
 
Old 2010-12-05, 14:03
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Oh is AJAX that auto-search shit? Thank you! I hated that
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The bottom of that 'Don't Click' picture is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. 'No, I really DO have a vagina! It's right here!'


Blackwater (Friend's Metal Band)
MY WEBSITE!


R.I.P Paddy. My dear and loving father will never be forgotten.
 
Old 2010-12-06, 20:50
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www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html, Awesome free IDE for C++.

www.newegg.com, Cheap pc parts(?if you live in the states?).

www.kmeleon.sourceforge.net, Awesome little browser. Fast too. Has short cut support to load your favorite websites on the fly.

Instant messaging stuff isn't what it use to be. Full of spam now. I signed on Yahoo through Pidgin the other day on my Linux box, my god....it was hell on earth with those bots.
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Old 2010-12-07, 07:50
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I added your two software suggestions and a made a new section for Online Software & Hardware Shopping.

I also added Anonymity in Web Browsing/Proxy Servers.
 
Old 2010-12-11, 10:56
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Can someone recommend me a labtop for around $500? At the very least, I want to be able to hook it up to my television, so it needs to have an S-video outlet. Thanks for any recs.
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Old 2010-12-11, 12:18
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Does your TV have an HDMI or DVI slot? I'm assuming it doesn't if you're looking for an S-Video laptop, but it's worth checking. It's also worth checking that your TV is actually capable of receiving and outputting video from a laptop/PC. I recently discovered that my HDTV wasn't built with that in mind and I wasted a whole £3 on a cable to connect my laptop to it It's tempting to assume that an LCD or a plasma telly can be used as a standard computer monitor, especially if it's HD, but it's not always the case.

S-Video cables only carry video, so you'll need separate analogue cables for the audio unless you plan to just use the laptop as a hub for your speakers or whathaveyou.

Do you have any requirements from a new laptop besides video connectivity? What do you plan to use the laptop for? Gaming, recording music, graphics editing, general computing, etc.? If you've got $500 to spend I'm assuming you'll be doing more than just browsing Twatbook!
 
Old 2010-12-11, 12:28
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I'll be mainly using it for poker and to connect with my television for movies. My tv is oldschool Sharp '27 regular resolution television. What inputs on the television are compatible with the s-video input?
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Old 2010-12-11, 13:08
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Because you're using a standard definition TV your laptop resolution will be pretty low. It depends on the TV but you're probably talking 640x480, which is gonna make movies look like shit. They'll be watchable for sure, but you should be prepared to accept a noticeable downgrade in quality.

This is an S-Video input port:

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/7319/svideo.jpg

If your TV has one of those that'll be your best bet, quality wise, compared to some other more primitive connections. You can buy cables which will input to S-Video and output from pretty much anything, such as S-Video Out, VGA, DVI or whatever. You can also buy separate adapters for the ends of the cables if you find you've bought the wrong one.

This laptop has a VGA output port:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16834220744

You can buy a VGA to S-Video cable, and that should do the job. You can get cables which have the audio component cables included on them, usually as three separate coloured connectors (red, white and yellow). Even an S-Video RCA cable, which is an old standard, will suffice if you're using a SDTV. If your TV is quite old you'll most likely have to go with the RCA cable anyway. If you have the instruction manual for the TV handy it should give you the specifications in the back, including the kinds of connections its capable of making.

I'm somewhat new to this stuff myself, so I'll play it safe and refer you to a few websites which are more specific:

http://www.plugpctotv.com/ [This site lets you select the various connections you'll be using and will advise you on which cable you'll need]
http://www.ehow.com/how_5416806_con...ideo-cable.html
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/...to-TV-%28RCA%29

It might be easier investing in a DivX or similarly capable DVD player, preferably one with USB input so you can hook up an external Hard Drive (assuming the movies you wanna watch are downloaded .avi files). You can get these kinds of devices in the UK for as low as £35!

You can also buy dedicated devices which do little else but play media files through your TV, and some even let you browse YouTube and the like. Examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...20Hard%20Drives

Get one of those for your movies, buy a handheld poker game and spend the other $350 on a medium-quality hooker.
 
Old 2010-12-18, 12:24
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Is anyone here familiar with ink jet printers? I'm having a problem with mine and Shmoogle hasn't really helped a whole lot.

Every time I print something there's a black skid mark running vertically along the page. It's looks a little like a column of fuzzy/blurry exclamation marks. Example:

http://hosting01.hotchyx.com/adult-...y-sweet-pic.png

I've ran pretty much every maintenance and cleaning cycle the printer has and nothing seems to have worked. It's been doing this for about 6 months. What the fuckery is going on and how do I stop it?

Cheers muchly.

EDIT: [snip] spoke too soon.

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Old 2010-12-21, 08:37
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Is anyone here familiar with ink jet printers? I'm having a problem with mine and Shmoogle hasn't really helped a whole lot.

Every time I print something there's a black skid mark running vertically along the page. It's looks a little like a column of fuzzy/blurry exclamation marks. Example:

http://hosting01.hotchyx.com/adult-...y-sweet-pic.png

I've ran pretty much every maintenance and cleaning cycle the printer has and nothing seems to have worked. It's been doing this for about 6 months. What the fuckery is going on and how do I stop it?

Cheers muchly.

EDIT: [snip] spoke too soon.


Time for a new ink cartridge.
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Old 2010-12-21, 13:24
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I do need new ink so hopefully that'll solve the problem. Cheers duder.
 
Old 2010-12-21, 13:56
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I'd say new ink, too.

On that note, why are ink cartridges so fucking expensive? Christ. And what's the deal with airplane food?!
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Old 2010-12-21, 14:25
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Haha you should definitely put that ink bit into your stand-up routine. And then set fire to it.

When you are in the market for a new printer you should always check the ink it uses and see how much it costs, and factor that into your decision about which printer to buy. I have a Canon IP4500, and the ink prices are reasonable enough. The printer uses 5 separate cartridges, and they range from about £8 to £10 each. I just replace the ones which need replacing at any given time, rather than buying 5-packs (which are actually more expensive than 5 separate cartridges, at least they are on Amazon.co.uk). It's somewhat more hassle because it means you need to make separate orders at different times as and when needed, but it works out cheaper. And Christ knows your family knows the meaning of the word cheap.
 
Old 2010-12-21, 14:50
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Well I have a Canon XPS4000^2 and it doesn't even need ink cartridges. It just runs off the blood of Jew babies. Every few months I have to either go down to the local Synagogue (boy is that place a riot, tell you what!) and collect the draining blood from the daily brisk, or, I have to go down to the hospital, swipe a Jew baby, and just drain its blood into a chalice that I then pour into the printer's blood bowl. Its a bit of a hassle, but I'll be fucking damned, DAMNED, if I have to pay $20 for some mother fucking black ink. Fuck.
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Is anyone here a self-taught programmer? If so, how did you cut your teeth? I've attempted to get into this shit at least twice a year since I was a kid but the long-winded tutorial sites and vague YouTube videos always leave me scratching my head and feeling disheartened/overwhelmed. I think if I could get to the point where I could cobble together a basic program (something more than "hello world!" but not quite AutoCAD) my interest would be piqued enough to keep me grinding forwards, but getting to that stage seems to be beyond my mental capacity.
 
Old 2011-01-03, 13:19
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Is anyone here a self-taught programmer? If so, how did you cut your teeth? I've attempted to get into this shit at least twice a year since I was a kid but the long-winded tutorial sites and vague YouTube videos always leave me scratching my head and feeling disheartened/overwhelmed. I think if I could get to the point where I could cobble together a basic program (something more than "hello world!" but not quite AutoCAD) my interest would be piqued enough to keep me grinding forwards, but getting to that stage seems to be beyond my mental capacity.


Visual Basic is where I would start if I was beginning all over again. I'd get a book On Visual Basic and use the express editions by Microsoft to work with it.

Really to get past all the "learning imo bullshit" programs you gotta run through the book, understand the material, and then set a goal for a program you would like to make. The program should be something useful to your self, or a program thats already out with additions you would like to add to it(Make that whole program plus the addon's).

There's alot more to it than just learning that one language as well. Each operating system has its own set of API's which you will learn for big projects. GOOGLE is your friend when it comes to programming lots of material well explained on some pages and others not.

Visual Basic is easy and simple to a certain extent. It takes some hardwork and dedication at first man, you'll get use to it. Don't try to understand everything at first to this day I still don't understand some concepts(Recursion took me awhile to get down in code not in theory).

A book with code examples man can help you out more than you'll ever know and online resources. I'd go to Amazon.com and read reviews on books and see which one offers the best results.

Visual Basics is a great start but by no means paddy a language to stay with. After a period of time of writing great things in VB learn Java, C, C++, C#.

Also, DO NOT SKIP OVER INFORMATION IN THE BOOK. Drill your self through each chapter, get a book that lets you write examples at the end and also supplies source code for you to look at.

Visual Basics is a Windows dependent platform only(The Integrated Development Environment is only for windows). The other programming languages I mentioned are cross platform and will work on Linux and Mac(not sure about C# on Mac though.)

You may have to look this up for your self but I think Delphi is cross platform as well and is a close but more powerful relative to Visual Basic. The Delphi Integrated development environment from what we could check out here at work last time only had a trail version and not a free or student version like the express editions that Microsoft Offers.

I have some nice ebooks on an older version of Visual Basic it's for the 6.0 version. However there have been 2003,2005, 2008, and 2010 released since VB6.0 back in 1998(It may have even been released before then). I can supply you with links and such if you would like in an PM that could lead you in the direction you want to go.

The main thing to concentrate on is not setting to high of goals. Basic text editors and such are nothing to be ashamed of in making, basic Server Client connection that sends nothing buy "HEY" to a label on the Server is nothing to be ashamed of. Keep all code you create as well you never know when you'll understand something one day and then 5 months from now need that code can't find it and have to re-struggle to understand the concept again. COMMENT your code like crazy at first too it gives you a better grasp of where you stand.

Earlier in this post I stated Google was your friend however it can be your worst enemy. Outdated material riddles the internet as well. Use legit forums and websites. Before asking questions check out the dates people have posted stuff, and how fast the replies they received if it seems they get zero replies or the post are really outdated more and likely that forum has died.

I love getting information from books, but I have to put that information to work quickly to get a grasp on it.

Ones you learn one language, the rest are easier to grasp because the same concepts are there, but one language can have more limited power and speed than the other.

So let me stop ranting and if you would like me to supply any information to you I'm around, I'm currently working on a project for work now. A language I've never even used, A database language I've never even used, on a platform I'm currently getting very comfortable with "Linux", soon to be the only operating system I use. All is going well thanks to forum post, and a book I pirated online because the book that was supplied to me was out of date. Ebooks are nice and all but a real book you can hold in your hand and highlight and read in any comfy chair in your home are the best to me anyway.
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Old 2011-01-03, 13:48
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I've got a huge C++ book if you want it, Pads. I was interested in programming when I was, like, 13, but then decided to not be a mouth-breathing neckbeard.
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Old 2011-01-03, 14:18
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I've got a huge C++ book if you want it, Pads. I was interested in programming when I was, like, 13, but then decided to not be a mouth-breathing neckbeard.



For Microsoft Visual C++ or Non-MS C++ book , like for GNU cc? The latter would be very outdated by now, I find Linux books are very withstanding.
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I'm not sure how old you arenow but I assume you're in your 20's? Name of book and edition?


Asking these questions merely on behalf of paddy so see if its worthwhile.
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I have one here, too. I'll check on the details. It's almost as big as my Bible. I'd say it's from about 2000, give or take a couple years.
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Old 2011-01-04, 03:08
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Is anyone here a self-taught programmer? If so, how did you cut your teeth? I've attempted to get into this shit at least twice a year since I was a kid but the long-winded tutorial sites and vague YouTube videos always leave me scratching my head and feeling disheartened/overwhelmed. I think if I could get to the point where I could cobble together a basic program (something more than "hello world!" but not quite AutoCAD) my interest would be piqued enough to keep me grinding forwards, but getting to that stage seems to be beyond my mental capacity.


Use this, learn high level language programming or hand back your brain to the manufacturer.
http://www.python.org/download/
http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python

Love the path of the object oriented programming.
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Shit, cheers to my main men Pr0az (KEL!) and The Dylanator. I'll have a read through all of this stuff in due course. Dylan, don't worry about the book man, you've done enough for me over the years. If I know what I'm looking for I'll get one myself, perhaps from the liburry.

Amadeus, the warranty on my brain was rendered invalid when I tried to install a second language into it Matrix-style with a screwdriver and a melted-down Rosetta Stone disc I'll have a looksie at Python and see what the crack is.

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In response to Pr0az's post in the Movies thread:

You need to subscribe to a Usenet server and then find a website which indexes files on the sever, and you download .NZB files from there and load them into a Usenet client. I highly recommend the following:

Server: Usenet Server [http://www.usenetserver.com/]
Website: NZBMatrix [http://nzbmatrix.com/]
Client: Alt.binz [http://www.altbinz.net/index.php?page=downloadz]

The server is one of the cheapest but I've been using it for several years and it's worked perfectly the entire time; I always get full download speeds and rarely have any connection issues.

The NZBMatrix website is practically free - you just pay a one-off fee of £2 or whatever the equivalent is in your currency and you get a lifetime membership. Newzbin.com is the most popular website, but it requires a monthly subscription and to be honest it doesn't have as many files as NZBMatrix. You're really only paying of special website functionality which you probably won't use anyway.

The Alt.binz client is free, but the last free version is a few years old. It works perfectly though. There are other clients which aren't free but finding a cracked version of them which doesn't contain a trojan is tricky and not worth the effort - Alt.binz rules.

Before signing up you should acquaint yourself with the concepts of Usenet, because if you're coming to it fresh from P2P it's a bit unusual. Here's a quick run down of how it works:

Someone uploads files onto Usenet. Your server provides you with access to those files. If you want to download them easily, however, you need to use an indexing site like NZBMatrix, which is like a search engine for the files which reside on the server (it's the same as your ISP giving you access to the internet and Google helping you find the sites you want). These sites package the files and arrange them in an intuitive way (most files are segmented using WinRAR, and the indexing sites gather all of the separate parts into one place for you, etc.). You can download the entire package's .NZB file or chose specific files to download from within the package. The .NZB file is usually quite small (it's like using BitTorrent in that respect) and then you load these into your client. The client goes through your Usenet server account and downloads the files for you. There's no uploading or seed ratios involved.

Another aspect of Usenet you won't have encountered with P2P is the need to repair corrupted archives and files. This is done using a program called QuickPar. When you download lots of segmented archives for a movie there are also PAR2 files included - these are the recovery volumes used by QuickPar. You usually don't need these, but sometimes you do (I don't download them until I'm sure I need them, saving myself plenty of bandwidth). If you find that you get errors when extracting an archive run the included PAR2 file which will then start QuickPar, which then checks each volume for corruption. If it finds any it'll use the larger PAR2 files to repair them. Click here for a more detailed overview of how this shit works.

All of this sounds like a lot of hard work, but trust me it's pretty easy once you get the concepts down and it makes being a pirating cunt so fucking easy/safe.

So, you'll need:

A Usenet server [UsenetServer.com]
An indexing site [NZBMatrix.com]
A Usenet client [Alt.binz]
QuickPar [Quickpar.org.uk]
WinRAR or similar
HJSplit for joining files WinRAR can't [HJSplit.org]

Further reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
http://www.faqs.org/usenet/

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Say, anyone here familiar with wordpress, specifically working with it as a CMS? My software on one of the sites I'm running is acting up and basically doesn't want to auto-install anything; updates, themes, anything. And the WP support forum isn't as informative as it usually is. So, anyone has anything clever to say on this, go right ahead!

Just a side note, yes, I have spent quite some time checking through the databases to see if there's anything broken. Zero, zip, nada, so far.
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Is there a way to block my IP address when I'm downloading torrents? Thanks for any help.
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Old 2011-01-25, 18:29
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Old 2011-01-26, 01:51
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Peer Guardian doesn't block your IP address, it blocks other people's, thus preventing snooping fuckers like the MPA from connecting to you assuming your blocklists are updated regularly. If you want to mask your IP address there are ways of doing it via proxy servers and the like, but if you get caught downloading illegally the proxy server owners will hand your real IP address/ISP over to the companies who discovered you were sharing copyrighted material. In other words, they're not that helpful in the long run.

I use Blocklist Manager to update the ipfilter.dat file used by uTorrent and eMule (and lots of other clients of a similar nature). It downloads long lists of IP addresses known to belong to cunts, and the lists are generally updated every day. I also import my existing ipfilter files from uTorrent and eMule and combine their contents with the updated lists downloaded by Blocklist Manager before exporting them to my uTorrent and eMule directories. This ensures that the IP address these two programs have accumulated themselves are preserved.

Peer Guardian is another option, but this works more like a real-time firewall than a simple list. It prevents IP addresses from connecting to you or being reached by you, and I've always found myself unable to browse certain sites because of it. It's not worth the effort. It does, however, provide you with more blocklists you can import into the Blocklist Manager one. Jut run it, update its lists, then close it before running Blocklist Manager. Because the ipfilter.dat file is only used by the P2P client itself it doesn't affect browsing or anything else.
 
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So it seems like I will be forced to hook up one of my windows computers to the net, in order to participate in a course. (Unless someone here is familiar with Citrix and could tell me why the fuck all my logical drives doesn't show up when I use my mac?)
And since it's a PC running windows I'll need anti virus. Anyone in particular in the list you wanna recommend?
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Not sure about Citrix haha, but I think Avast! Anti-virus is probably your best bet. Don't install the Web Shield or the Network Shield, however - it'll completely swamp your internet connection. A firewall will protect you net-side anyways. If you need a firewall Windows' own firewall will probably suffice, but I highly recommend Comodo. Comodo comes with anti-virus too if you want to just use that, but it's safer to use separate applications for each. If you're just accessing your course - as opposed to dredging porn sites and file sharing - the Comodo Internet Security package will do fine!
 
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Thanks for the pointers. Yea, it'll just be for the course; though I've been through this before. Visit nothing but course home pages, the bank and the tax authority and TAKE YOUR PUNISHMENT in the form of at least four different types of viruses. I love mac.
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Don't you use anti-virus on your Mac? I know that Linux-based systems are significantly less likely to be attacked by viruses, but I assumed Macs - being as popular as they are - would be fair game for malware writers.

With the exception of net-side threats like worms I don't think anti-virus software is needed at all if you're half-way sentient about what you're doing/installing/downloading. I'm not, unfortunately. I once downloaded an .exe which I thought was a list of recipes for a bread machine. Completely fucking destroyed my system. What a twat.
 
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Sure I use anti virus for the mac, it's just so damn rare to see anything truly harmful come along that you have it more for the fact that you'd feel like a complete idiot if you did get hit.
But you're a lot safer with a mac. First off it's a lot harder to go viral with anything hitting mac, because Apple is still only like 10% of the market. Plus, macs don't carry around the fat, bloated hole riddled piece of embarrassment known as kernel32. Not to mention, you don't have admin access by default when starting the computer, instead you open that with a password when doing installs. So it's not enough to download something bad, you usually have to punch in a code yourself before anything actually gets into the system. Aaaaand, the power of open source shines through, since whenever someone do try to exploit a weakness you have hundred of thousands of little geeks all around the world instantly jumping to their Unix directory and start coding counter measures. Did I mention the fact that you don't have to worry about IE and good ole' friendly Active X either? You don't, you know.

Damn. I'm a mac geek, what am I.

Haha, by the way, I just have to mention this, since you brought up being aware of where you're going. One of the worst, most malicious virus attacks ever in Sweden was originally planted in the official home page of a small city. Anyone visiting (with IE, mind you) became incubators and two days later BLAM, thousands of computers whacked. And it was all traceable back to the home page of what might very well be the most inconspicuous, harmless human settlement on the face of the Earth.
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Old 2011-01-26, 13:17
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How big is the risk of getting caught when illegally downloading shit?
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Old 2011-01-26, 15:43
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About as big as my cock. Consult yo mama's split cervix for further details.

But seriously...

If you use Usenet the chances of anything happening to you for simply downloading (as opposed to uploading) are at this moment in time non-existent, although your ISP may throttle your connection if you connect to it (some are extremely intrusive like that, most aren't). I highly recommend using Usenet instead of P2P when you can. Obviously it costs money to do that, but it pays for itself as soon as you download a single album/movie.

P2P like BitTorrent is more risky for the very fact that it's P2P. You don't know who you're connecting to - it could be a legit user or a snooping IP-logging cunt. Even if you take every precaution you're never really safe, but enough about yo mama's split cervix.

I tend to use BitTorrent or eMule as a last resort when Usenet doesn't have what I want, but even before that I'll try Rapidshare/MegaUpload searches. Here's one of the forums I visit for Rapidshare links:

http://84.2.34.72/board/

Use Cryptload to manage the downloads (it automatically inputs the CAPTCHA codes etc.). A lot of the time simply Google-searching something like this will work:

"nude photos of dylan neal" rapidshare OR "nude photos of dylan neal" megaupload [or whatever file host you want]

A lot of the results will be bullshit, but if you persevere you'll eventually find what you need most of the time, and the only risk you run is downloading junk files or viruses. That is, if the file you're downloading is deemed illegal by RapidShare they simply delete it and that's that.

I've actually found some very rare and awesome shit searching in this way, I highly recommend doing it before resorting to P2P.

@Amadeus: Windows Vista and later has the UAC (User Account Control) which is essentially the same kind of security measure Linux offers, but it's so fucking intrusive and irritating that I switch it off every time I reinstall. I have been duped by viruses before, but I haven't had a virus in about 4 years and I think I'm confident enough these days to compute without a bodyguard asking me if I'm sure I want to install a program. That said, if Linux could properly support all of my favourite games and apps I'd probably have migrated to that platform a decade ago, but I'd rather finger Dylan's mama's split cervix than use a Mac, purely as a matter of principle. I mean, God forbid I end up a trendy blonde Swedish TOSSER WHO THINKS HE'S HANDSOMER THAN ME.
 
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It strikes me that I've never actually said that. Nor can I recall expressly thinking it. Before, that is, a certain leprechaun brought it up. Now the quiet urge to constantly spout this obvious observation will forever be a looming threat.
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How big is the risk of getting caught when illegally downloading shit?


Think about how many people you know that download shit. Now consider how many people the government can afford to pay to catch people downloading that shit.

It's a pretty minuet number. I've posted about wanking to CP and downloading CP and I'm still free!!!
 
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I imaged it an almost non-existent number, but this is the first time I've ever heard people talk about blocking their IP address for downloading copyrighted material so I figured they might have started cracking down more.
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Old 2011-01-27, 14:08
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I got a letter once back in the day, and it kinda made me think twice. Not about pirating, but about doing it like yo mama does it - wide open. It's like Andy Defresne in The Shawshank Redemption saying "I had to go to prison to learn how to become a criminal". Likewise, those fuckers setting the spectral fear dogs onto me made me even more effective at being a cunt.

It really depends on what you download, though. If you persistently download the latest Mariah Carey singles - and we all know you do - you're more likely to get fuckered than if you download Cannibal Witch or whoever the fuck.

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Don't you use anti-virus on your Mac? I know that Linux-based systems are significantly less likely to be attacked by viruses, but I assumed Macs - being as popular as they are - would be fair game for malware writers.



No one is ever taught in school how to program with it. There are not any languages like Visual Basic for it, so kids can't make some shit let me use all the APIs in the book to lock down you pc kind of deal. Hell I'm majoring in Software Engineering and I've yet to see a course related to MAC programming, I'm sure though Google is full of info on it though. I know video games were a big NO back in the day, but I think that was more of a hardware issue than programming.
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Firefox 4.0 is due to be released on the 22nd of this month:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?pl...ing/GKNHlW5Gk-s

The RC1 version currently available for download is pretty much the final version, according to the devs.
 
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Firefox 4 can be downloaded a day early:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...Setup%204.0.exe [choose your language localisation]

They always upload the file a day or two before the official release date. When you install it you may still be brought to the beta page when you start it for the first time, but this is normal, it's the final version
 
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I was having a printer problem before [here] and the replies to my problem suggested a new ink tank was required. I finally got around to buying a new batch of ink and it hasn't helped. FUCKERS. Any further suggestions?
 
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What kind of printer is it? The only thing I've found about exclamation points and ink has to do with the triangle with the point in it on the machine itself. I found one place that said odd markings can mean a driver isn't working properly. Yours is feeding paper through it okay and printing otherwise, but just has that border on it, right?
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Old 2011-06-13, 09:00
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I imaged it an almost non-existent number, but this is the first time I've ever heard people talk about blocking their IP address for downloading copyrighted material so I figured they might have started cracking down more.

I haven't been caught and I've downloaded so much shit, I probably should slow down. My dumbass 13 year old brother on the other hand caused a letter from our ISP to be sent to my parents. For what? downloading World of Warcraft, which you can download free from blizzard. (but needs a paid account to play)
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Old 2011-06-14, 09:55
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I think I posted in the RTT that I was having trouble with my computer and thought it might be due to the 90 degree heat. Well, $50+tax later I've been told that I've had FB viruses on it for quite some time. He's removing 112. My husband rarely uses the computer, but somehow he got a p2p file sharing program and someone has been loading music with it. All my equipment is otherwise fine. The guy said he'd gotten 13 computer in just this morning and they all have FB related issues.

Just a head's up. Click safe.
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-wally: Mom, you shouldn't play after me because it makes you sound even worse than you already do. -wally:*grumbles and whispers quietly* I guess it's cuz I love you or something, but you're still a TURD
Grimm:I could read your mind but its in font size .5
Amadeus:Oh, and was there a cesserole (never mind spelling) involved?
Paddy:the fact that you didn't end up on a kids show makes me question my atheism
Dyldo: You evil strumpet!
 
Old 2011-06-14, 13:59
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Old 2011-06-14, 14:45
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What kind of printer is it?
Canon ip4500.

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My husband rarely uses the computer, but somehow...
...there's a 3TB cache of porn on your hard drive in a folder labelled "DON'T OPEN OR YOU'LL DELETE THE WEB"?

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Not to you she ain't she's MINE.
 
Old 2011-06-14, 17:06
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Paddy, go get the stick!! Go get it. Rachel will give you a bone! Eldest son asked me if I saw his porn. I told him just the stuff I was in.

It was 118 finally. The guy explained a few things to me and some I actually understood. (YAY ME!) But I still haven't hooked it up yet. I had a date with 2 acres and a tractor. But I'm glad none of my files were lost or anything. The most he said I may have to do is reinstall my printer. And it's very hard to type with a cat laying on your hand so I'll stop now.

And, yes, I'm such a mom.
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-wally: Mom, you shouldn't play after me because it makes you sound even worse than you already do. -wally:*grumbles and whispers quietly* I guess it's cuz I love you or something, but you're still a TURD
Grimm:I could read your mind but its in font size .5
Amadeus:Oh, and was there a cesserole (never mind spelling) involved?
Paddy:the fact that you didn't end up on a kids show makes me question my atheism
Dyldo: You evil strumpet!
 
Old 2011-06-15, 09:59
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Eldest son asked me if I saw his porn. I told him just the stuff I was in.





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Old 2011-06-15, 11:28
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Funny. That's what he said, too.
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-wally: Mom, you shouldn't play after me because it makes you sound even worse than you already do. -wally:*grumbles and whispers quietly* I guess it's cuz I love you or something, but you're still a TURD
Grimm:I could read your mind but its in font size .5
Amadeus:Oh, and was there a cesserole (never mind spelling) involved?
Paddy:the fact that you didn't end up on a kids show makes me question my atheism
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Old 2011-08-12, 16:29
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I'm looking to ditch uTorrent and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good replacement, preferably lightweight and without any adware/spyware/bloatware.

Fanxies.
 
Old 2011-08-13, 07:37
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utorrent is a client? "Transmission" is awesome and easy.
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Old 2011-08-13, 10:26
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utorrent is a client? "Transmission" is awesome and easy.
I was looking at Transmission before posting and it's not available on Windows without some third-party building going on. I've been trying qBittorrent instead and it seems to be pretty good, and is actually a direct alternative to uTorrent so it feels familiar and such. Any other suggestions would be good though!

Cheers Josephinio.
 
Old 2011-08-13, 19:33
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uTorrent is a good alternative......srs
 
Old 2011-08-13, 20:29
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I loved uTorrent for years, but it's turned into a bloated hunk of shit with a view to becoming evermore bloated in future. Plus it now comes bundled with spyware/adware, and being bought by BitTorrent Inc. probably didn't help matters.

qBittorrent is worth checking out if you fancy a change.
 
Old 2011-08-13, 21:03
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I've gotten so used to uTorrent over the years that I haven't bothered checking into who owned the software. BitTorrent is shit, and I have noticed the spyware recently, but I blew it off thinking pr0n was the culprit.
 
Old 2011-08-15, 03:56
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Paddy I could always program you one. For Linux or Windows.
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Old 2011-08-24, 09:50
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I just put a fresh layer of thermal paste on my CPU. Do NOT get that shit on your skin. Seriously. I almost fucking raged when I was trying to wash it off.
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Old 2011-08-24, 10:12
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Old 2011-08-24, 14:33
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I just never update my utorrent and it still works fine.
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Old 2011-09-18, 22:21
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Paddy I could always program you one. For Linux or Windows.
I have an idea to improve torrenting, but not being a programmer I have no idea how difficult it would be to do this; could you program a tool that will automatically search a list of torrent sites using a .torrent's hash code to find extra trackers relevant to that torrent and to then add those trackers to the torrent? To make it client-independent it'd be awesome if the .torrent file on your Desktop or wherever could be right-clicked and an option along the lines of "Update Trackers..." would be available, so the file itself would be updated rather than it happening after it's already been added to the client.

Currently if you want to add extra trackers you have to search the web using the hash code and manually go through every result, downloading the torrent and adding it to uTorrent or manually pasting in each tracker you find on the web. It takes fucking forever. If you could produce something that would automate the task you'd be a legend. I'd suck your cock for sure. Although to be fair I'd suck it anyway, ya handsome fuck ya.
 
Old 2011-09-19, 17:19
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I'll see what I can do. What torrent program have you used the most, that way I can better program an interface thats more suitable for what your use too.
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Old 2011-09-20, 00:50
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Damn, the fact that you're even looking into this at all is greatly appreciated!

I use uTorrent; I switched back after realising that even with all of the bloated shit in it it's still the best client, plus it's the only one I know of that will import the trackers to existing torrents already loaded in the client.

Cheers man, if you're ever in Ireland and need a place to stay I know a good motel about 165 miles away from my house - in Manchester.

 
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We've been neglecting this shit! Added these:

theRenamer - organises the filenames of your videos by accessing online TV and movie databses. For instance, if you have something like:
Code:
chickswithdicks.s1x05.SuperRippers.XviD.avi
it will be properly named:
Code:
Chicks with Dicks - s01e05 - The One Where Georgina Gets an Anal Pollop.avi
You can also define the naming standards used, if you like to have your TV shows and movies formatted a certain way.

AIMP - An audio player that makes Winamp look like a beauty pageant winner from Ohio who didn't realise there's a vast non-hick world out there containing women with more than 8 teeth and triple-figure IQs as standard.

Stardock Fences - An uber-handy program which gives you the ability to define "fenced-off" areas on your desktop in which you can store icons and they'll remain in their pigeon holes.

Free Launch Bar - A simple yet extremely handy tool which lets you create Quick Launch icons/toolbars which expand as mini-menus, so it's like having lots of little Start Menus instead of single icons. Kinda hard to express how useful it is, just try it out.

Messenger Plus! for Skype | Adds a toolbar to the Skype window expanding its feature set. The coolest feature is that it lets you record your conversations, which is a feature that Skype itself can only do after you pay for the requisite plugin.

Classic Shell | Gives you the old-style Start Menu with functionality the old Start Menu doesn't have. In other words it's the best of both old and new with the shite of each whittled out. It also adds options to Windows Explorer which make things a lot handier too.
 
Old 2012-01-28, 21:15
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You need an analog to digital converter, as well as a couple of 74xx164ic's.
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Old 2012-01-30, 16:42
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I have both an HDMI and VGA input for my laptop. I want to connect it to my old tv that only has an RCA input. Is it possible?

Also, I have a dvd player with a HDMI input. Could I connect through the dvd player possibly?

Thanks for input.
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Old 2012-02-10, 21:44
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I have both an HDMI and VGA input for my laptop. I want to connect it to my old tv that only has an RCA input. Is it possible?

Also, I have a dvd player with a HDMI input. Could I connect through the dvd player possibly?

Thanks for input.

I think you mean your laptop has HDMI/VGA outputs, but I got a picture.

You would have to use a converter.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LTU5VxVwb...irate.co.cc.jpg
This picture proves they exist. No idea where to buy one or what it costs. Might be possible to make it yourself if you really know wtf you're doing. I mean, I don't know what the inside of those looks like, but there's what like 20 pins on HDMI too lazy to look it up, not like a milllions.

Just buy it.
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Old 2012-05-16, 04:15
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a free fast software http://www.cocks.net/

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Old 2012-05-17, 07:43
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I dare someone to download that and install it.
 
Old 2012-06-21, 05:49
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Hey you computer wizards, help needed. I know how many angles you can get on the circumstances, so just fire away on that front. Now, my problem:
A friend of mine works at a women's shelter in town. She told me they could use a computer program for filling in the form they use when someone new comes seeking help. Of course, form fillers abound on the net, but there are a couple of extra features that would be useful:
Required login. The primary point of this is so that the program stores who fills in a form.
Automatic back-up. Yea, I know, but IF there happened to be a program with a nifty feature that just allows you to check a box to have it routinely copy all the files in a directory to a USB or something, that would make my day.

So yea, if anyone has any ideas on this I'd be happy to hear it. I'm currently testing a bunch of open source form fillers and having a look at what it would take to tweak them to suit our needs, but you never know when someone has a shortcut for ya!
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Old 2012-10-31, 10:34
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Not sure to how to help you there Amadeus. I am not too up on those kinds of things.

Came in here, vice the PC gaming thread because I recently built a new desktop. Shit is badass!! Got an Asus P9X79 PRO, Intel i7 3930K, 16GB of Corsair Vengance DDR3 RAM, GeForce GTX 680, installed Win on a 240GB SSD with a 4TB drive for storage. Got an Intel liquid cooling system for the processor, new wide screen monitor, G15 keyboard and a decent mouse. It cost many thousands of yen and some of the software installation stuff is in Japanese..along with my monitor options, but it works.
 
Old 2012-11-02, 16:52
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Funny thing is, I've since put together a little team to do this work; we're basically building a complete hardware/software platform for handling sensitive data.

Oh, and nothing of that was mac, so I obviously can in no way acknowledge that that is a pretty badass get-up.
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