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There's a new /777/ up, it's /selfhelp/ - You're Pathetic, We're Pathetic, We Can Do This! Check it out. Suggest new /777/s here.

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A few things that might help get those questions answered faster.
Be specific when you are talking about something - "my mp3 player is broken HALP!?"
- What kind of mp3 player, (brand and model)
- What isn't is doing now that it was before (the reason it is "broken")
- What were you doing to it last, right before it broke.. Did you maybe drop it?.. get it a little wet? try to flash the firmware?!

These all help in determining what can be done.
These rules do not just apply to MP3 players.
Just be as specific as possible and don’t leave stuff out, we want to be helpful here, try not to make it a scavenger hunt for clues!
These same rules apply for other situations like “I got a new motherboard and now my computer doesn’t post!”
-old motherboard model
-new motherboard model
-ram (speed)
and any other component you might have in there (most of the other stuff usually won’t matter but list what you know.

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Anonymous 15/02/14(Sat)13:00 No. 21662 ID: 3b6235

As there seems to only be 3 tumblers to pick from a long and boring option would be to generate all possible combinations then go through one by one other than that sorry.

Anonymous 15/02/23(Mon)23:05 No. 21670 ID: b4f861 [Reply]

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Is it possible to create a stored procedure that will pull data from an external hard drive and restore that data to my database? If so how can I do this?

Anonymous 15/02/27(Fri)05:17 No. 21672 ID: 10d6c2

Assuming you're scanning a directory or pulling information from a file periodically, what you probably want is a combination of a cron'd shell script, that actually imports the data into the database, and a stored procedure, that gets triggered by the import (or is scheduled to occur shortly after the import) to manipulate the imported data.

Unless you're talking about periodically restoring the entire contents of the database from a copy that exists on the external drive. Then it'd probably just take a shell script to shut down the database instance, restore the data to the appropriate tables, then start the instance again. Or something similar. Backup/Restore procedures vary greatly between databases. PostgreSQL won't use the same script as Oracle.

Reaver on Kali Linux Anonymous 15/02/24(Tue)05:46 No. 21671 ID: 13bdf3 [Reply]

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Why am I getting this on Reaver:

"WARNING: Failed to associate with ##:##:##:##:##:##" (bssid)

Reaver worked for me about a year ago flawlessly. I've searched everywhere but can't find a clue. I'm using an external Atheros usb card that I know is supported.

Rectail prolapse Anonymous+ 15/01/01(Thu)04:57 No. 21621 ID: eb3637 [Reply]

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I'm very nervous, I don't unusually look at my anus in the mirror. But I did today because I really don't know why. And I kinda pushed my anus out (like if I were trying to poop, but I wasn't)wondering what it would look like and I noticed a red thing coming out, but only when I push out. I don't know if this is normal or not. It's not that extreme. I did some research and saw it might be a partial rectail prolapse, but I'm not sure. I don't know if that happens to everyone when they push out or not. I don't want to go to the doctors all freaked out to find out that this happens to everyone. I've always had trouble going the bathroom. Please only serious responses

Anonymous 15/01/05(Mon)13:34 No. 21633 ID: 85432d

This seems a better fit for /fit/ but anyway, the short answer is yes, you should see a doctor. Red things pooping out of your asshole is rarely a good omen.

Anonymous 15/02/12(Thu)23:25 No. 21657 ID: fddcc8

It's probably haemorrhoids. Mostly harmless

Anonymous 15/02/23(Mon)06:05 No. 21669 ID: 6ba7dd

Anuses are naturally red on the inside. I noticed this can happen to me as well if I receive anal sex by someone with a big cock. But it will return to normal after no more than a day or two.

Also, how far does it stick out? If it returns to normal after you push, you should be fine. But if your still worried, then go see a doctor.

Anonymous 15/02/18(Wed)14:56 No. 21665 ID: fd304b [Reply]

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I installed pcsx2 1.3.0-0 on Xubuntu 14.10 x64
The game screen looks like this and the audio is either glitchy (TimeStretch synch mode) or skipping a lot (no synch mode) or demonic buzzing (when I try changing some other settings like interpolation). I have a nvidia GT440. I also have no idea how Ubuntu works because I haven't used it that much. Halp?

Anonymous 15/02/18(Wed)18:32 No. 21666 ID: d0406c

are you sure you didn't download a fucking corruptor

Anonymous 15/02/18(Wed)19:33 No. 21667 ID: fd304b

nope, this game worked fine on Windows

Anonymous 15/02/20(Fri)10:55 No. 21668 ID: 4ead99

I haven't used a non-server (as in non-terminal based) version of Ubuntu in ages, but last time I did I had to take an additional step to install "proprietary" (read: closed-source) software, which is a good way of describing Nvidia's entire driver architecture.

Until you do that, no hardware acceleration is available, so the video card is running in an extremely slow frame buffer mode. If a software package expects acceleration to be present then you can end up with garbled video display. Not sure that's what's going on in your case, but since you don't know Ubuntu I figure that may be a good place to start.

Anonymous 15/02/13(Fri)20:23 No. 21658 ID: c7633c [Reply]

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Once again technollogy has failed me. im currently on vacation, took some pics with my digital camera and they dont show up on the camera or in my laptop. Theres a filesize but no image to be seen except for one. Any chance of recovering these pics from the microsd?

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Anonymous 15/02/13(Fri)22:10 No. 21661 ID: db8519

Have you image dumped the card yet? Could be the card, could be the images, further investigation is needed.

Post a couple of the *.jpegs in this thread (the working one and 3-4 corrupted ones should be enough), I'll tinker with them and see if I can get any results for you, it might just be corrupted headers.

Anonymous 15/02/14(Sat)21:39 No. 21663 ID: af9c81

Its definetly the card. Today all photos were gone, so I cant send you anything but thanks anyway. I guess I could try a recovery software when I get back from my vacations, if anyone has any recommendations Im all ears my only requirements are that its free and open source.

Thank god I brought some other sds.

It was an old samsung 1gb microsd that came with a cellphone. Still I thought this little shits were more reliable...

Anonymous 15/02/15(Sun)18:24 No. 21664 ID: 4ead99

You can try using PhotoRec, it'll scan the entire card for images.


More than likely new images overwrote old images so you're looking at some data loss. Cameras are notorious for completely fucking up memory cards, if it has a problem reading a card just take it out and put another one in, then use a computer to repair the card having problems. What you've experienced is the inevitable result of expecting the camera to fix whatever problem it created in the first place.

Updating iOS without signing on to ap store - possible? Anonymous 14/12/28(Sun)14:24 No. 21608 ID: d8f339 [Reply]

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I just got a factory reset 1pad 1 from a friend and was wondering how I could install an updated iOS without going to the app store. I have no idea how to operate this thing it's very simplicity befuddles me.
I'm a PC user and the box contains the warranty and the "don't drop in water" instructions but that's it. I get that I can download the updates via my computer but my question involves the iTunes/Apple store.
As I understand one of the methods up update/install the ios is to log onto the itunes store and go from there. you can update it to ios 5 OR you can jailbreak it and update to iOS 7. I know you may not know this stuff but I'm asking. Does logging into the istore allow the thing to scan your system? Can it look for "illegally downloaded music " on my HD? or do I have to give it permissions? Also do you know if iOS 5 is that much clunkier than 7? If the Apple/Itunes store can do that bullshit is there another way I can update the OS - and how?

Also, re: setting up networks.
My router accepts devices based on MAC address but the thing wants to set up connections. Do I just update via the cable THEN find out the MAC addy and add it?

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Anonymous 15/01/04(Sun)07:48 No. 21626 ID: 48a816

Libertarians: Yes they really are that dumb.

Anonymous 15/01/09(Fri)00:53 No. 21638 ID: 10d6c2

When you first open iTunes, or depending on the version one of the last steps of the installer, it will prompt you to scan your drives to "organize" your music. Skip this step.

Organize in Apple lingo means move to the iTunes Music folder that lives under My Documents or Music, depending on what version of Windows you're running. Even if you don't mind having iTunes scan your music, shoving files around onto a drive that likely doesn't contain enough space to hold them all is likely A Bad Thing (and don't expect Apple to check to see if there's enough free space on your boot drive before starting to move data to it, either).

If it doesn't scan your music files, it doesn't know about any music files. That being said, I've had hundreds of illegitimate MP3s in my iTunes library for over 10 years. If the RIAA's jackbooted thugs haven't broken down my door after all this time, I don't think they'll do jack shit to you.

Anonymous 15/02/02(Mon)04:58 No. 21656 ID: d8f339



HD crash Anonymous 14/11/02(Sun)22:41 No. 21512 ID: 2d01f0 [Reply]

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My external HD just crashed.

I got a weird message saying a file was not working in the HD, and suddenly I couldn't access it anymore. I couldn't turn off/on the pc with the thing plugged in either.

When I connect the HD the system recognizes it but the names of the files don't flash on the screen anymore. And as soon as I try to open it my pc freezes.

Lifehacker site says this is probably caused by "degraded magnetic media" (bad sectors). Says I should let a pro handle it. Is this true? What should I do? I need my data back...

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Anonymous 15/01/31(Sat)11:31 No. 21653 ID: 44f09e

External HDs are just Internal HDs stuffed in a case. That's why you can usually create a more reliable external drive by purchasing an internal disk and an external case with honest-to-god cooling.

In theory if the internal has good ventilation it should run cooler which should make it more reliable, but given that most HD manufacturers are practicing QC by fire (find production problems via warranty claims) since it costs too much to perform decent QC... it's basically a fucking toss-up right now.

More than likely what you want is either RAID 1 (writing to a disk copies the writes to a 2nd disk, so if one fails no data is lost) or RAID 10 (writing to a group of disks copies the writes to a 2nd group of disks, so if a disk fails in a single group no data is lost). This is built into just about everything except absolute bottom of the barrel motherboard chipsets these days. Since you can buy a near top-of-the-line AMD motherboard for $100 now it's not like getting a decent motherboard is necessarily expensive (though Intel, of course, still has other ideas).

FWIW, Backblaze's disk statistics seem to closely mirror my personal experiences with a far smaller combination of disks:

Just in case you were wondering about what drive to get.

ext hd fail codebuddy 15/02/01(Sun)13:45 No. 21654 ID: de95df

disconnect the ext hd, run any good hd recover program from cnet.com
run the program, then plug the hd into your computer, use the features of the program to remount your drive and recover your data
or maybe
check online to see if others are having probs with your model of hd
the factory may recover your data and give you a new drive
but first, run your four favorite antivirus programs then mount your drive, one of them may remove the viris and mount your hd

Anonymous 15/02/01(Sun)14:08 No. 21655 ID: 44f09e

Yeah, because what you need after a failed HD is a whole shitload of adware & malware.

CNet takes apart people's installers and repackages them with a payload inside from whoever pays them the most, and they're usually even shadier fucking weasels than CNet. CNet likes to classify them as simply toolbars but they're often a lot more than that.

Executables are commonly included, and like most malware they'll linger behind even after you run the "uninstaller." This way they can pop up later in another form from the same group of weasels who wrote the first package.

So no, do not download and install something from CNet. Never download and install something from CNet. Never even visit CNet or a site owned by them. Fuck CNet.

Choosing a mechanical keyboard Anonymous 14/11/02(Sun)16:07 No. 21511 ID: 0ce1c4 [Reply]

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Hello /halp/

I come to you for help and advice regarding one important question: Choosing a mechanical keyboard

for the longest time I have been using cheap shite keyboards for the longest time but I have recently decided to change that

What I'm looking for is a Mechanical keyboard that will last me a long time, I plan on using it for Gaming and everyday typing

The keyboard has to have:

- Good mechanical switches that make it easy to type and use, I'm thinking of going with Cherry red
- Back-lit keys
- Sturdy and solid construction

Right now I'm considering getting the new Corsair Gaming K95 RGB keyboard that recently came out, it looks very nice overall, there is however one thing that is bothering me is that the previous models of K70 and K95 seem to have a lot of problems with dead back-lit LED keys
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Anonymous 14/11/06(Thu)00:05 No. 21522 ID: 10d6c2

If you find yourself wanting to never buy another keyboard for the rest of your life, buy a model m.

Anonymous 15/01/30(Fri)18:25 No. 21650 ID: 68371c

I can just imagine how many converters us Model M users will have in 20 years. PS/2 to USB to USB type C to whatever the new peripheral port is.

Anonymous 15/01/30(Fri)21:39 No. 21651 ID: 10d6c2

Or you could just buy a new buckling spring keyboard with a USB port.


Left side of screen flickers Anonymous 15/01/27(Tue)20:25 No. 21647 ID: 4fb06b [Reply]

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Dear /halp/!

This morning my win-desktop was acting up during the boot process, so I gave it a hard reset.

On the second start the rigth page of the screen became black and the left side was like a window into something bigger. There was this message tab about the computer repairing something. But I couldn't read it all, I had to drag it from side to side.

Finally it started up properly. But now the left side of the screen was flickering. I tried to change resolution etc, but it still flickers.

I thought it was Explorer-specific, so I ran a game in Steam. But the left side still flickered.

Screen & graphics card:

Samsung S23B350 1920 x 1080
ATI Radeon HD 5450 512 MB

Anonymous 15/01/27(Tue)21:04 No. 21648 ID: 4fb06b

Hmm... Maybe it was temporarily damaged because of a potentially different Hz-setting. The flickering has disappeared now. I set my screen to not use other settings than 60 Hz.

Anonymous 15/01/28(Wed)03:38 No. 21649 ID: 10d6c2

Assuming this is an LCD panel, more than likely part of your display has failed due to a cold solder joint. When the display warms up the heat expands the connection and a stronger connection gets made, causing the problem to go away. When the display cools (turned off, or after the display is put to sleep, for an extended period), however, the problem should reoccur.

This could also be a similar problem related to your graphics card, assuming the connection is made over DVI (or HDMI) and not VGA, but it's far more common to occur in the display than the card. If it's connected via VGA then it's unlikely to be the graphics card, since the screen is drawn from left to right, top to bottom, so VGA problems tend to occur horizontally not vertically (top or bottom, not left or right). These are mildly-educated guesses though, next time it occurs try connecting something else to the display and see if the problem follows the display or it's tied to a single system. "Something else" can be literally anything that can be plugged into the display that should display video - video game console, DVD player, etc.

You certainly shouldn't try to drive an LCD panel at anything over than 60Hz, assuming you don't have a 120Hz panel, in which case it shouldn't be driven at anything besides 60Hz or 120Hz.

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