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Please check this /7ch/ thread to discuss the potential addition of WebM support.

Movies & TV 24/7 via Channel7: Web Player, .m3u file. Music via Radio7: Web Player, .m3u file.

Recomended Reading Smurfer ## Mod ## 09/08/01(Sat)01:50 No. 3145 ID: b315cf [Reply] Stickied

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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 14/02/28(Fri)05:30 No. 21006 ID: 10d6c2

I don't know if it's still the case, but back when I was taught electronics they covered house wiring as part of the curriculum. I'm going to guess they don't do it anymore, because everyone younger seems shocked that a geek like me knows house wiring...

Anonymous 14/04/24(Thu)23:50 No. 21105 ID: dcd6d7 [Reply]

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I'm about to start fixing consoles and handhelds for money. I fixed my PS Vita on my own, other than that I don't have any experience with hardware.
What is the best method to get business?
Is there any system that's impossibly hard to fix?
How do I diagnose problems?
Is modding too difficult for a scrub like me?

Anonymous 14/04/25(Fri)00:10 No. 21106 ID: c46a8b

>I'm about to start fixing consoles and handhelds for money.
>I fixed my PS Vita on my own, other than that I don't have any experience with hardware.
Might want to get a little more experience before you start charging people for your services.

Text monitoring Anonymous 14/04/24(Thu)03:56 No. 21102 ID: db041a [Reply]

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I need help finding a solid way to monitor texts on my girlfriends cellphone, we have been together five years now and everything has been great, but recently some shady things have been going on and i want o have proof before I make any rash decisions or confront her about anything.

The device is an HTC incredible 2 and runs Android, obviously she wouldnt be able to know the app was on the phone, i can gain access to it in order to install anything. The messages can be forwarded to another phone or e-mail, or really anywhere i could get to them, any help would be greatly appreciated. Some moderate searching on the Internet did not yield any real results, and it was hard to tell what was not a huge virus.

Skunch 14/04/24(Thu)05:49 No. 21103 ID: 62b17e

How about instead of being shady, you talk to her?

Anonymous 14/04/24(Thu)16:45 No. 21104 ID: 31235e

Confronting her won't help, she is the type of person who can't actually see how her actions effect others and would probably make up lies about where she was who she was with, I actually caught her in a lie this morning. Some help would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 8 - Won't Update Milo 14/04/23(Wed)06:13 No. 21101 ID: b5b91c [Reply]

I have Windows 8 on a Dell laptop and it's never been able to successfully download updates from Windows Update. I've recovered with as much of a fresh reinstall as possible via Dell's recovery media and even tried a 'Clean Boot' afterwards. Troubleshooter "repairs" a database corruption but doesn't actually fix it (can keep repairing the same issue). Halp!

Ping problems with the ASUS RT-AC66U Doobie 14/04/22(Tue)22:40 No. 21099 ID: 1bb701 [Reply]

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Hi I recently bought a ASUS RT-AC66U router to better my ping but all I'm seeing it doing is making my ping go up to 130-120 in CS GO when my old router used to be a solid not moving 85 or 90. I was wondering why did it jump up and how to make it back to 80 like my old linksys router. Thank you for the help and bare in mind I'm not the best with networking.

Anonymous 14/04/23(Wed)03:20 No. 21100 ID: 10d6c2

Are you connected via wireless or via Ethernet? If wireless, have you considered upgrading to an AC wireless card?

Have you tried updating the firmware?

Have you tried turning off all the features that you're not using?

Anonymous 14/04/05(Sat)12:32 No. 21061 ID: a9c1d8 [Reply]

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Glass desks, do you guys think they're any good? Surely they'd shatter when you lean on them right? I'm just so sick of these fucking chipboard desks.

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The+Other+Rick 14/04/09(Wed)20:37 No. 21069 ID: 1a1688

There are two things about the observation of mice and interacting with glass surfaces. I have had a glass (tempered) desk for the past four or so years, and I like it, but I have found that quite a few quality mice will actually work on the bare glass, and some will even advertise that capability. Also, there are some glass desks that advertise having "optical mouse friendly" glass if I remember correctly. And a final word on the durability of the tables, like I said, I've had my desk for four years, heavy daily use. But just the other day, it had it's greatest test. My idiot friend threw my keys onto my desk, and they have a carbide tipped blade sharpening tool that can be used to cut and shatter tempered glass. Well, it ended up dinging the glass (and I ended up "dinging" my idiot friend for giving me a heart atack) but still did not shatter into those million tiny freaking pieces. So yeah, glass desks are pretty cool.

Anonymous 14/04/09(Wed)22:18 No. 21070 ID: 085695

>Surely they'd shatter when you lean on them right?
If they can take the force of a BBW porn star being pounded harder than an inmate at Guantanamo, I'm sure they can take the weight of you and a computer without much of an issue.

Anonymous 14/04/21(Mon)17:13 No. 21098 ID: 1bfb9d

look for track-on-glass laser mouse if you plan on using it directly on it

Anonymous 14/04/20(Sun)20:58 No. 21096 ID: 9a2f15 [Reply]

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Hey, quick question, which is a smarter buy?NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB GDDR5 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 2GB Dual cards?

Anonymous 14/04/20(Sun)23:50 No. 21097 ID: e9ee54

I always opt for a single faster card.

Anonymous 14/04/18(Fri)03:25 No. 21091 ID: f66fe2 [Reply]

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Hello, /halp/
I bought a refurbished Nintendo DS and well, look at the GIF attached. I can't fucking tap the right button for shit. It's not just the cheat screen, because earlier I tried looking through some CG in a game, tapped the bottom left one and got the top right instead. I tried recalibrating and it works just fine, PictoChat responds fine too so I don't know what the fuck is wrong. Do you think it could be my old R4 or was it just refurbished shittely?

Anonymous 14/04/20(Sun)03:54 No. 21094 ID: f1ce9a

Installed wood? If not go for it. GBAtemp should have the most up to date shit there.

Anonymous 14/04/20(Sun)11:59 No. 21095 ID: 1b2b61

Nope, I've got kernel 1.18 and it worked for me before. Since there were no answers, I bought a R4 that should arrive after Easter.

Anonymous 14/03/13(Thu)01:53 No. 21018 ID: 3f4a28 [Reply]

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I made an 910mb encrypted .rar archive roughly 4 years ago, so probably version 3.90, gave it a file name to serve as a reminder to the password, and of course promptly forgot it.

I'm in the process of brute forcing it, but unless I get stupidly lucky I won't be getting access anytime soon.

Is there anything that I could do that would expedite the process?

Anonymous 14/03/13(Thu)06:16 No. 21019 ID: e9ee54

You could always try a different cracker. There's quite a wide range of performance.

I don't remember what I used last time, but I remember I had to download it its source and compile it by hand since they didn't provide a prebuilt executable optimized for my CPU.

It looks like this crazy bastard wrote his tool to run on a GPU, if you have access to a decent GPU this could be a faster option:

Anonymous 14/03/27(Thu)20:56 No. 21025 ID: 86bfdf

jack the ripper could probably do it.. but haven't cracked archive in many years so there could be something better.

Anonymous 14/04/18(Fri)09:04 No. 21092 ID: 0d657a

now you know that passwording a rar is asinine and you got what you deserve

Anonymous 14/04/13(Sun)05:41 No. 21080 ID: 212370 [Reply]

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Hello, /halp/
I've got an A-DATA 750GB DashDrive Durable HD710 and it works weird with NTFS when it comes to copying/moving files from my hard drive to the external drive. The larger files SEEM to send very fast, but then they freeze near the end of completion, at about 90% or something. They eventually unfeeze and go where they were meant to go, but I'm just wondering what the fuck? They work fine the other way around (copying/moving from external drive to hard drive)
Everything works fine under exFAT but I can't defragment or schedule disc check.
I didn't give my PC details because I tried it with another PC that has a different OS.

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Anonymous 14/04/16(Wed)10:20 No. 21085 ID: 681021

that's sometimes a sign of fragmentation and a drive near capacity
it copies the early portion into free contiguous areas, then it tries to fit the rest of the file into thousands of 1KB gaps whereever it can find them on the drive
if you have a graphical defrag like XP's it can tell you how fragmented it all is.

anti-virus can do that too (scan the file prior to completion of write)

Anonymous 14/04/16(Wed)18:57 No. 21086 ID: 4947a5

Oh well, I guess I'll just stick with exFAT. Thanks for your help though.

Anonymous 14/04/16(Wed)23:05 No. 21088 ID: 10d6c2

>under exFAT but I can't defragment

They've supported exFAT defragmentation since Vista days.

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