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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 03:38:27 [Preview] No. 12074 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Sorting through some books and organizing other random shit
>Laptop is closed and should be on sleep mode
>Come back after a few minutes
>Fucking CPU (Core 2 DuoTM) at 227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT for over ten minutes based on usage history
>Fan isn't turning on
>Somehow still able to navigate through the OS and normally turn off computer
>Turn computer back on and fan is working perfectly fine

What the fuck, I'm surprised how hardy this damn laptop is.

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Anonymous 10/01/2017 (Sun) 15:38:23 [Preview] No. 11433 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Following a suggestion from a painfully autistic (although well intentioned) user posting on /tech and /operate, this board now has a desktop thread.

Show off your desktops, phones, ricing, rigs and stations here.

Anyone posting must also offer advice to others and help the beginners.

To honour the tradition the desktops in this post are all over ten years old.
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Anonymous 12/25/2017 (Mon) 07:06:37 [Preview] No.12061 del

Anonymous Board owner 12/25/2017 (Mon) 11:34:23 [Preview] No.12062 del
Rule 4: No spam or posts without meaningful content.

Anonymous Board owner 12/25/2017 (Mon) 12:05:52 [Preview] No.12063 del
I know there's two desktop threads but the Christmas Edition is okay and can double as a general Christmas thread. This thread can stay as long as there's actual content instead of no effort posting and bumping that serves no real purpose. Bumping is kinda allowed as long as it's not low or no effort posts, though discouraged when abused. Rule 4 had existed prior to me becoming the current BO.

Anonymous 12/26/2017 (Tue) 07:52:22 [Preview] No.12067 del
>Rule 4: No spam or posts without meaningful content.
>posts without meaningful content
The vast majority of posts on /tech/ are in violation of that rule.

Anonymous 12/26/2017 (Tue) 08:03:39 [Preview] No.12069 del
Good thing you're not a mod

Wishlist for hardware that probably doesn't exist Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 20:47:25 [Preview] No. 11719 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
all I want for christmas is a keyboard like Psion 5 that writes plain ASCII into memory and is easy to import onto other devices.
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Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:47:00 [Preview] No.12026 del
I will say this for apple, whoever designs their boards really takes pride in their work.

Keyboard Cowboy 12/21/2017 (Thu) 10:58:27 [Preview] No.12027 del
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An MSX-style deck with modern Intel mobile workstation CPU, Nvidia GPU and Virtual Reality goggles.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:04:34 [Preview] No.12028 del
>modern Intel mobile workstation CPU, Nvidia GPU and Virtual Reality goggles
What a horrible way to ruin a nice idea, kys.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:16:38 [Preview] No.12029 del
The VR meme is really starting to get to me. Is it really VR or a Wii/Kenect with goggles? You have one guess.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 11:22:43 [Preview] No.12030 del
What else is able to support high-resolution binocular graphics? 45W mobile intels are pretty good and can be compared to non-K desktop i7 line.

Ripping audio from a game? Anonymous 12/16/2017 (Sat) 01:22:00 [Preview] No. 11947 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm thinking of ripping the audio from an executable so I can translate an eroge and then rebuild the visual novel. What tools could I use to capture the audio?
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Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 13:10:24 [Preview] No.12010 del
TrID/32 - File Identifier v2.02 - (C) 2003-06 By M.Pontello
Definitions found: 2641

Collecting data from file: C:\test\Succubus_Lolika.exe
34.8% (.EXE) InstallShield setup (43050/17/16)
33.6% (.EXE) Win32 EXE PECompact compressed (generic) (41569/9/9)
11.8% (.EXE) Win32 Executable Delphi generic (14687/80/4)
8.5% (.EXE) Win32 Executable Generic (10527/13/4)
6.1% (.DLL) Win32 Dynamic Link Library (generic) (7600/42/2)

It's not an installshield extractable, there is no cab in there I'm pretty sure. I think it's made using PECompact, looking for something to extract it now. It also seems to have a copy of Locale Emulator stuck in there(I think), that leads me to assume it's been bundled like this for foreigners. I tried finding an original unpacked japanese copy of the game but with no luck. It says it's made by "HUMANBALANCE ltd" but can't find anything. Any more info?

Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 13:44:51 [Preview] No.12011 del
I think this is the only tool for it, but there is some odd question for signup, no idea what it's encoded in so can't think how to decode.

Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 14:02:08 [Preview] No.12012 del
Actually scrap all that, just tried a bunch of PEUnpack tools and it's not working. Not sure what to do now.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 01:19:19 [Preview] No.12015 del
Well thanks for giving it a shot. If push comes to shove I can give up on extracting the audio, and always record the tracks manually with some fidelity loss. I think there are only about 21 of them that I would need to record anyway; one full playthrough for each page plus the title.

Anonymous 12/21/2017 (Thu) 03:46:40 [Preview] No.12017 del
The art style looks painfully familiar. Something from a WikiHow article to be honest.

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Webm thread Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 08:54:17 [Preview] No. 12004 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 09:54:26 [Preview] No.12005 del
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Anonymous 12/14/2017 (Thu) 03:07:22 [Preview] No. 11935 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Who allocated time to give birth to this image?
Who exactly is the subject talking to?
Why is the subject wearing dress attire?
Why did he choose to use seven proxies instead of, say, six?
Why did he use proxies instead of other methods of anonymity?
What actions did he commit to warrant hiding behind seven proxies?
If he wasn't hiding behind seven proxies, what would he be subjected to?
Is his clear display of confidence a sign that he is certain his identity is safe? Perhaps his adversary is incompetent?
Why did he refer to his location relative to the proxies as "behind"?
Is the capitalization of all the text a method for conveying the fact that he is yelling?
How did this particular image gain popularity and root itself into the minds of the viewers?

All the questions that will most likely remain unanswered.
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Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 02:05:49 [Preview] No.11993 del
Fake news.

The 7 proxies meme came from someone who hacked a myspace account in 2007. Had nothing to do with CP.

Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 08:15:24 [Preview] No.11996 del
Wow, interesting. Were you there? Do you know the guy? How do you know he made it? Any more info? I remember there were many myspace hacks with that password list at the time.

Anonymous Board owner 12/20/2017 (Wed) 02:24:27 [Preview] No.12001 del
This thread is dumb and I'm tempted to lock this thread.

>“Good luck, I’m behind 7 proxies” is a catchphrase typically used as a sarcastic retort when someone either threatens to report you to the authorities, or claims to be able to track down your location.
>While no archive of the thread exists, the phrase is believed to come from a 4chan thread on September 15th, 2007.
>After cracking into a woman’s computer, Myspace account and college financial assistance fund, the hackers posted several pictures and videos of her on 4chan. When she became aware of this, she went to 4chan in an attempt to have them taken down. After threatening to involve the authorities, she was met with the response: “I WENT THROUGH 7 PROXIES GOOD LUCK". The following screenshot is reported to have come from the thread.
>7 Proxies is a chan meme that originated from people who hacked some bitch's shit. They hacked her college financial assistance fund and then went through her computer, found images and videos of her, and posted them. Being told they'd be caught for hacking her college shit, she was met with this response:
>“ I WENT THROUGH 7 PROXIES GOOD LUCK „ —Anonymous, Post #39511552
>This meme has since become somewhat obscure, but is commonly used in an intimidating or sarcastic manner, or in discussion about online mischief requiring the use of proxies.
Edited last time by _ on 12/20/2017 (Wed) 02:28:56.

Anonymous 12/20/2017 (Wed) 11:21:01 [Preview] No.12007 del
They both cite that motivational meme image as their sole source. Granted it's one more source than the "I was there" post >>11936 but still.

>This thread is dumb and I'm tempted to lock this thread.
Delete it, this isn't technology related at all. Having said that, I bet no one even reported it, that's because no one cares.

Anonymous Board owner 12/20/2017 (Wed) 21:10:45 [Preview] No.12014 del
There's no need for deletion, this is more of a warning of what not to do which is to ruin a meme by FAILING to understand it while when thorougly explained, loses its meme status. Everyone just lost the game, the end.

Anonymous 11/30/2017 (Thu) 14:19:24 [Preview] No. 11817 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A new Net Neutrality debate should begin. No matter who you are, whatever your political preference, whether you support or do not support Net Neutrality, I'd like to hear from all of you!

Why Do Major Corporations - Who Are Known For Censoring Their Social Platforms - Want Net Neutrality?

https://archive.fo/https://endchan.xyz/news/res/3886.html (I'll be archiving the debate as it unfolds)

This thread documents and exposes the censorship behind three major tech companies that support Net Neutrality.

Now we really want to figure out WHY and what you anons think about all of this.
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Anonymous 12/18/2017 (Mon) 16:44:02 [Preview] No.11990 del
>What I am more concerned about is the ISPs shafting their consumers will huge price gouging increases to stream or download content. Or even worse: trying to re-create the web entirely by promoting really "cheap" web bundles similar to TV packages (access 12 normfag sites for only $10 per month! and of course you won't be able to access anything else with those bundles). Meanwhile they'll keep increasing the prices for regular internet bills until no one can afford it, and the web turns into a TV subscription service. That's what scares the fuck out of me.
I have access to over a million physical books (I'm completely serious, this person I know owns a massive storage filled with millions of books, and they haven't even sorted through them completely, we still find EXTREMELY rare books every now and then), but a library will never hold a candle to the massive medium of information that is the internet, if shit like this ever happens, there will be a massive uproar, and I am fairly certain that the redditors will not be pleased either (What normalfags fail to understand is all of these small websites create the content they observe on facebook and twitter, if everyone is restricted to only a few select "government certified" websites, then content creation will seriously drop, and people will become desperate.

Anonymous 12/18/2017 (Mon) 17:28:19 [Preview] No.11991 del
People would be forced to create content on those major corporate-run services at that point, which would fall victim to government vetting and censorship no doubt.

Yes, I agree a whole lot of people would be furious and rightfully so. The question is can the ISPs do this, will they be allowed to get away with this? Or will there be such massive rebellion that it would create a crisis for the ISPs if they went along with it? Such as a future generation of "internet cutters", same thing as what happened with all the "cable cutters" who cut off TV services? It might end up one big blowback in their face.

I for one am not risking anything, I got my private VPN service and I am backing all the media I want and need the fuck up and am storing it all offline, in cold storage backups. If, for example, one day I don't have the internet anymore because I refuse to get shafted by the ISPs, I'll still have all the movies, tv shows, music, etc. I would ever need, all accessible offline. I'd have my offline computers to access them with, along with my software to rip DVDs and CDs, to convert media files, to play media files, etc.

Just get ready for living life without the web if worse comes to worse.

Anonymous 12/18/2017 (Mon) 21:11:18 [Preview] No.11992 del
>Well the most likely thing ISPs will throttle (and have in the past) is P2P / bit torrent traffic.

THAT'S NOT what zero rating means, zero rating means any data used by preferred platforms does not count against data usage, only data from competitors does.

ZERO RATING does not necessarily mean throttling

Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 16:10:37 [Preview] No.11997 del
OK but I wasn't talking about "zero rating" I was only addressing the throttling issue there because you did mention throttling. And I doubt that ISPs will throttle anything other than nefarious traffic anyways, what would be the point? They'd only be using more energy and resources costing them more money to do so. If they were to throttle something it would likely be VPN or Tor traffic, or P2P/I2P/BT traffic as they have been well known for doing - and it still doesn't slow us down very much, perhaps a little bit but not painfully slow.

The real damage will come, not from throttling, but from huge price increases in the future to use the regular internet as-is. Be on the lookout for "web service packages" in the near future, they'll try to cull the sheeple into these packaged web services by making them very cheap, while at the same time increasing all our (regular) internet bills.

Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 16:13:30 [Preview] No.11998 del

What I also see them doing in the near future is getting rid of unlimited broadband too. They'll start setting limits and those limits will be very expensive if you break them.

Headphones Anonymous 09/30/2017 (Sat) 18:56:57 [Preview] No. 11425 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Yes, they are consumerist bullshit and there are dozens of corporations attempting to market them to potential buyers, but one cannot truly appreciate classical music until they have listened to it in real life or with high quality headphones with sound of that seen in real life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphones (Wikipedia article for quick brief and general information, look to the references for further information...)
http://graphs.headphone.com/ (Compare different headphones and look at variables such as Frequency Response, Isolation, Etc.)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones (Highly detailed article on headphones and Amplifiers/DACs)

Do NOT buy Beats By Dre, Skull Candy, Bose, or headphones within large stores with no information on them available.
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Anonymous 10/22/2017 (Sun) 20:19:27 [Preview] No. 11595 del
Dude you're listening to compressed music on youtube.

Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 05:04:50 [Preview] No. 11598 del
how does one set up a connection with bluetooth headphones on linux? Its not recognizing firmware or what?

Anonymous 10/23/2017 (Mon) 13:51:38 [Preview] No. 11599 del
What headphones and what "linux"?
1000% sure you have freetard kernel in Debian that lacks proprietary firmware by default.

Anonymous 10/25/2017 (Wed) 14:59:33 [Preview] No. 11603 del
>Do NOT buy Beats By Dre.
Yeah, don't, but don't read this graph either, its author is retarded. All those flat rates are intented to be flat because they should be ran into the acoustics, which fucking don't exist in headphones. It's the whole point, how to produce non-shit sound right next to your earbones, jesus h. christ.

Anonymous 12/19/2017 (Tue) 02:17:34 [Preview] No.11994 del
There is a huge difference between bose and shure. you can class all of the best buy garbage in one crapheap and then throw sennheiser and shure in another. it's not their hardware that differentiates but the fact that they are designed for different purposes. shure is for recording and getting the best quality in the studio. beats by dre is simply designed to sell you on an idea and brand.

its the same marketing scheme as buying a pc with a sound card built in. sound cards are made for processing sound bits from inside processes and games but wont make your sound better by plugging them in.

The default hardware these days is sufficient to push high range cans and other consumerist stuff is meant to break after moderate use.

I believe the audiophile genre is also about marketing. nobody with that much cash is going to care enough to look into what goes good with what because at that point the gap in the margins of quality would be so immoderate that it wouldnt be worth pointing out.

The greatest setup I ever had was the razer barracuda that had an amp that you could power by usb and 7 different color jacks that would individually gather the seperate channels from the 7.1 software that came from razer.

It's one of those,"Those were the good old days" type thing.

The headphones themselves laster several years before. They would still be valuable to this day but eventually razer repackaged them without the amp and jacks. bummer

needless to say I dominated the online fps world for a LONG time.
cs 1.6, source, tf2 spy, modern warfare were my bitches.

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Vichan to LynxChan migration script Anonymous 12/17/2017 (Sun) 18:48:16 [Preview] No. 11981 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

I finished cleaning up a migration script that was started a long time ago, also included a correct read-me on it.

Something that was missing on it was handling some files correctly, vichan isn't too consistent with thumbnail info on posts.

Anonymous 12/17/2017 (Sun) 19:50:28 [Preview] No.11983 del
I wonder if 4chan could be ported...

Must-watch /tech/ movies? Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 14:58:46 [Preview] No. 11118 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hey, thought about film recommendation with /tech/ related content. These are mine favorites. I've organized it by order that I thought was better to watch if you haven't yet. If you want to suggest others, just post on this thread.

01 - Gattaca (1997)
02 - Akira (1988)
03 - The Conversation (1974)
04 - Network (1976)
05 - Blade Runner (1982)
06 - The Lives of Others (2006)
07 - 2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
08 - Interstellar (2014)
09 - Wall-e (2008)
10 - Minority Report (2002)
11 - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
12 - Brazil (1985)
13 - THX 1138 (1971)
14 - Ghost in the Shell (1995)
15 - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

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Anonymous 12/16/2017 (Sat) 18:12:04 [Preview] No.11953 del
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Any recommendation for Christmas?

Anonymous 12/16/2017 (Sat) 23:43:48 [Preview] No.11961 del
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I'm not into Christian traditions, but I would recommend something like anything from Ghibli (such as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke and Howl's moving castle) or Mushishi, if you're into japanese animation (they are trully masterpieces, seriously).
Or, for movies, something like Mr. Nobody, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Gattaca, A.I (2001) and Being There (1979).
If you're into art, watch the Valtari project short-films from Sigur Ros, they are great (you can find on youtube, I recommend "Ekki mukk").
For music, I can recommend you some classics (if you haven't listened it yet) like Gymnopedie (Eric Satie), Adagio for Strings (Samuel Barber), Tristesse (Chopin), Sonata No.3 in B Minor (Chopin), Air on the G string (Sebastian Bach). More modern composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer and Adrian von Ziegler have great opus too. Or something calm (or hipster, if you like) such as Bon Iven, Glen Hansard, Aimer, Mogwai, M83, Faun, Oasis, etc.

Just some things I like. Hope you check some of 'em.

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Anonymous 12/17/2017 (Sun) 04:54:28 [Preview] No.11965 del
>Any recommendation for Christmas?
Groundhog Day, but actually I hate it. For very /tech/ reasons, I would imagine. Autism.

What I've come upon to watch on Christmas is dystopian satire like 12 Monkeys, Brazil and Repo! The Genetic Opera. They also tend to feature snow quite often which I swear is a coincidence, but the tone is just somehow Christmasy to me. Also possibly for very /tech/ reasons, but I won't get into that.

Anonymous 12/17/2017 (Sun) 06:02:36 [Preview] No.11968 del
Christmas inheritance: its about a spoiled heiress(daughter of a CEO) who who has a selfish fiance. Her father forces her to go to a small town to understand where the company started, and she falls in love with the place and an average joe. I've watched a bunch of them because my family likes them, and this one was above average. They're all nice for a change because you know Christmas movies will have a happy ending.
Pic deserves to be a Christmas movie.