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RAM Slack? by Davej
I have been reading some stuff about digital forensics and have seen several comments about "RAM slack" where supposedly some old OS versions were so idiotic that patches of RAM larger than the desired file to be saved, were written to disk. To me this sounds utterly absurd.
February 17th 18 11:42 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Took 3 months to get a keyboard by Flasherly[_2_]
First one was an Ebay scam out of China. Crypto- Ebay/China -Currency. The seller first lists, waits for the buyer's take, then pulls out and disappears with the buyer's money. Ebay facilitates the scam with its 2-month adjudication policy: 2-month's shipping time, exclusively, for Chinese...
February 14th 18 07:41 AM
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Ping Paul - pre BIOS screen click ? by Shadow[_2_]
Having trouble with my ASUS K8V-MX Computer works fine for hours then suddenly bluescreens. When I reboot, it sometimes works fine, but usually everything starts up (fans, leds etc, I can hear the HD spinning up and the HD led stays on), but there is no "click" and the BIOS screen does not...
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February 13th 18 12:09 PM
by Shadow[_2_] Go to last post
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Lucky mixer-upper DAC, EF95 Preamp Day by Flasherly[_2_]
Got a DAC unit awhile ago. Digital to Analogue conversion of a red-laser SPDIF signal carrier, computer generated, to Analog L/R outputs. USB Powered. Also got a Buffer PreAmp unit, signal-modified by these tubes: 3.2 Amperex 5654 3.3 Chinese 6J1 3.4 Collins 6AK5 3.5 GE 5654 3.6 GE 5Star...
February 13th 18 05:58 AM
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I just bought a firestick by Seymore4Head[_2_]
I got a firestick for my niece hoping we could drop cable and phone. She is complaining that the programs she is trying to watch are pausing in the middle like a Youtube video sometimes does. We have 100Mbs down and 5Mbs up. My router is a RT-AC66U and it is located about 30 ft from the TV. She...
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February 8th 18 01:45 PM
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OTish I want a stereo alarm clock with USB mp3 player by Seymore4Head[_2_]
I want an AC stereo alarm clock with USB mp3 player. Pretty basic features. I want to be able to put mp3s on a USB stick and play for 30 min or so at night. Anyone have one they want to recommend? I am seeing USB clocks, but I have yet to see one with a USB port on any of the previews. I...
February 7th 18 05:22 PM
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HD question consumer grade and enterprise grade by Yes[_2_]
An ad at newegg got me curious. AS much as possible in layman's words, what is the difference between Western Digital's black performance series of desktop hard drives and their gold enterprise series of hard drives. newegg had a shell shocker deal today for a WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop...
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February 7th 18 08:00 AM
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Intel got better Vega GPU than Raven Ridge???? by [email protected]
https://wccftech.com/amd-raven-ridge-ryzen-apu-vega-gpu-graphics-performance/ note paragraph: The results also showcase performance of the RX Vega M GL chip which has been featured on the Intel 8th generation core processors that include EMIB package. This is one of the beefiest on-die Vega...
February 3rd 18 10:15 AM
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"Microsoft reportedly planning another doomed attempt at jettisoningWin32 apps in 2019" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Microsoft reportedly planning another doomed attempt at jettisoning Win32 apps in 2019" https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-reportedly-planning-another-doomed-attempt-jettisoning-win32-apps-2019/ Note to self, Microsoft is not my friend. Lynn
February 1st 18 11:54 AM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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What can be used to boot an older computer? by [email protected]
I still rebuild, upgrade and use older computers. To get things started on them, you need some sort of boot device. When you have the basic hardware, and want to install a hard drive, you first need to boot the machine to setup the hard drive. In the old days, you're stick a bootable DOS disk in...
January 29th 18 12:05 AM
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why do you worry about spies? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
On 18/1/2018 05:44, wrote: In any case, one of the things (among many) that is totally and completely UNacceptable is the apparent telemetry and spyware. I don't know how rich and famous you are, but that just isn't an excuse to stop me from playing COMPUTER GAMES...
January 18th 18 03:33 PM
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CES 2018: An underwear to protect your private parts from radiation by [email protected]
On Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:37:28 AM UTC+8, M Philbrook wrote: If it's anything like other chinese garments it most likely does not come with enough material to protect my manly package! then you need some of those blast-restistant undies that the minesweepers in Afghanistan wear.
January 13th 18 08:30 AM
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"Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates can slow your PC down" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates can slow your PC down" https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16868290/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-firmware-updates-pc-slowdown "It’s bad news for older Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines" My office PC just got updated and rebooted for the second time this...
January 11th 18 12:54 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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"Warning: Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMDPCs" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Warning: Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMD PCs" https://betanews.com/2018/01/08/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-patch-bricks-amd-pcs/ Jumping out of the frying pan into the fire ? Or is this the ultimate air gap ? Lynn
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January 10th 18 08:37 PM
by s|b Go to last post
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Windows 10, 170MB of unknown downloads every day when it boots up??? by Nomen Nescio
During this time the disk is constantly thrashing and the CPU is at 100%. Is this really necessary? WTF is this crap? microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps Microsoft.SkypeApp
January 8th 18 06:55 AM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Spontaneous Shutdown/Reboot by SC Tom
Recently (within the last couple of months), I have been having sporadic, spontaneous shutdowns or reboots. The PC is only about 18 months old, and I have made no changes to it in the last year or so. When it shuts down, I can restart it without waiting; it starts up fine and immediately. There...
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January 7th 18 06:23 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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"Major chip flaws affect billions of devices" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Major chip flaws affect billions of devices" http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/03/technology/computer-chip-flaw-security/index.html "Called Meltdown and Spectre, the flaws exist in processors, a building block of computers that acts as the brain. Modern processors are designed to perform something...
January 6th 18 10:44 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Windows 10's final free upgrade offer expires on January 16 by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Full story: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10s-final-free-upgrade-offer-expires-january-16 When Windows 10 first launched, Microsoft ran a promotion offering free upgrades for a year. While that program ended in July of 2016, free upgrades have remained available through an exception...
January 6th 18 03:25 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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FYI - follow up to my old thread micro-USB problem by Yes[_2_]
FYI - OK, I found out more about the micro-USB connectors. I talked with LG Electronics Service department about the problem I had. The smartphone I have has a micro-USB size B port. The Canon digital camera has a size A port and therefore are not compatible with each other. The LG rep also...
January 5th 18 12:54 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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NVIDIA is gearing up to end 32-bit OS support by Mark Lloyd[_6_]
On 12/28/2017 02:49 AM, Jasen Betts wrote: On 2017-12-24, Doomsdrzej wrote: On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 21:15:17 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote: Full story: ...
December 29th 17 07:10 PM
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