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New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyoneq by Mr. Man-wai Chang
New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone Full story: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/new-quad9-dns-service-blocks-malicious-domains-for-everyone/ Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won’t be able to phone home. The...
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November 21st 17 04:25 AM
by B00ze Go to last post
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End result of mechanical 87-key by Flasherly[_2_]
Great keyboard, by all indications, after three weeks usage. The "blackness" ,10 measures or 1/6th a greater force of tactility, comparative to wider-used "blue" keys, is appreciable;- not as much for actual utility, as I suspect on speed tests the blues may have it, whereas the black would be...
November 20th 17 04:23 AM
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limitation of SODIMMs (fewer pins)? by [email protected]
I was tearing down a HP all-in-one ****box, and noticed that it used SO-DIMMs, like a notebook. Now, these have 204 pins, versus 240 for desktop DIMMs. What is lost? Smaller maximum address space or data bandwidth?
November 20th 17 03:48 AM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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question HDDs - portable vs internally mounted by Yes[_2_]
I'm in a quandary, I'm interested in replacing some of the HDs I have (they're around 5 years old now) or at least having a new one on hand as a spare for when needed but want to be figure out if it makes sense to shift to portable HDDs from internally mounted HDDs. My current uses are email, web...
November 18th 17 03:21 AM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Can i share my software here by Ebed Tang
Could i share my mysql user agent control software here? It's a software to create a user privilege for mysql database, this software is free, safe to use and can be downloaded here, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ibL7ur3-OtAlhGbpaUtG9Wpp-hwGEyLX/view?usp=sharing
November 17th 17 02:53 PM
by Shadow[_2_] Go to last post
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Where can I get extra Hard Drive jumpers by [email protected]
Where can I get extra Hard Drive jumpers for IDE/PATA drives that need them? I've boughten drives from ebay, and they rarely include these jumpers. I'm constantly having to borrow them from other drives that are not in use. I'd like to just buy 10 or 20 of them to have on hand, and be done with it....
November 10th 17 07:10 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What are "Refurbished" hard drives? by [email protected]
I often see "Refurbished" hard drives being sold on ebay. What do they refurbish? As far as I know, once a HDD has problems with the platters or heads, they are trash. About the only part that can be repaired or replaced is the circuit board, but how often do they go bad? (probably very seldom). So...
November 9th 17 08:51 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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TOMOKO Mechanical Blue Switch Anti-ghosting USB by Flasherly[_2_]
Not bad, that is for anything less, if you happened to catch it - then they'd obviously have had to give it away for free;- mechanical Blue "replacement Cherry" keys, offhand, I noticed going for $7 in lots of five;- these being approximate to Blacks, at a sixth more desirable tactile clatter,...
November 7th 17 03:17 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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physical damage to PCIE slot[?] by [email protected]
I got a damaged PC: the back of the case had been whacked next to the video card. To remove the card, I had to straighten the back slots. Now it had been issuing beeps on startup meaning no VGA card detected. I tried 3 other cards in the slot, but still beeped at me. So then I tried the secondary...
November 4th 17 11:29 AM
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IDE Harddrive cables by [email protected]
I was told that the IDE hard drives work better with the 80 wire cables than with the 40 wire ones. I know a guy who has a lot of this stuff and he gave me a few of the 80 wire cables. But there is a problem. All of the ones he gave me, have about 2.5 or 3 inches between the two plugs on the drive...
November 3rd 17 11:24 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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backlit 101-key mechanical keyboards? by David Melik
Does anyone know of any available professionally-made backlit 101-key mechanical keyboards in IBM Model M (now Unicomp) style? (USB or PS/2)
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November 1st 17 01:13 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Sandsifter software finds hidden instructions inside processors. by [email protected]
Hello, I just watched this video, it's pretty interesting and somewhat amazing, this guy find a way to find hidden instructions inside processors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrksBdWcZgQ The software which finds these hidden instructions is available...
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October 29th 17 10:11 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Scanning a document by Seymore4Head[_2_]
I have a router that has a USB port and I can use it as a network printer. I don't use it because I had a couple of trial and error attempts to get the thing to print with drivers and such. Now that my P2P machine has went down, I want to try to use it as the network printer again, but I have a...
October 26th 17 05:43 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394 by [email protected]
Does anyone really use FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394. Or is that old technology? One of my computers had a card in it for this, and I never knew what it was for. It just said IEEE 1394 on it. I finally looked it up. Yet, I have never seen anything with those kind of plugs on it. Maybe this is just...
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October 24th 17 10:54 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What the hell??? (HDD partitioning) by [email protected]
I have an old 17 year old computer running Win98se. I have a bootable 120gb drive for C: with 3 more partitions. C: thru F:. That works fine. Recently I replaced my slave drive, with a Western Digital 160gb drive. That drive was setup with Fdisk, set for Extended partition at 100% of drive, with...
October 24th 17 10:42 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Weird floppy drive, How to connect it? by [email protected]
I bought a floppy drive on ebay, intending to replace the dead one in my old Win98 desktop computer. I did not know what I was getting as far as the cables. The drive itself is very thin, and I knew that when I bought it, but it's wide enough to fit in the drive bay, so I only thought there would...
October 20th 17 08:09 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Why do SATA drives have those tiny pin power plugs by [email protected]
It seems that since the beginning of computers, everything had Molex plugs and they worked fine. To use a SATA drive, I need an adaptor to convert to those tiny pins on the drive. I almost wonder how enough current can get thru those tiny pins. What gets me most, is why all those pins are needed....
October 20th 17 07:42 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Powering Cambridge 210w 8ohm Sub woofers by [email protected]
Hello People, On this website you can see a picture of a three voice coil sub woofer: http://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/home-audio/646685.html Also known as Cambridge 210w 8ohm Sub woofers (taken from creative gigaworks s750 7.1's). Apperently this is a subwoofer which requires 3...
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October 19th 17 02:12 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Broken SATA plug on motherboard by [email protected]
I wanted to add a second hard drive to my computer. It's an older desktop, but works well using XP. When I looked inside, I found the plastic housing around the second SATA plug is gone. (This is the Data cable plug). The metal pins are still there, sticking out of the m-board. I've dont a lot of...
October 17th 17 01:33 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Google class is going to be the best invention evaaar ! by [email protected]
The reason why it "failed" is exactly why it is going to "succeed". The unfair people in the cafees didn't like it. And that is exactly why it is going to "succeed". Because the world needs it ! This will illiminate unfair behaviour.
October 15th 17 06:17 PM
by Steve Hough Go to last post
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