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iCloud Locked IPhone 5S Anonymous 16/08/13(Sat)21:08 No. 22149 ID: 91d803 [Reply]

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So yesterday I bought an iPhone 5s from a guy, not knowing it was iCloud locked. I am now stuck with the phone and have been watching videos all day on how to unlock it and got no luck. Someone please help😢

Anonymous 16/08/13(Sat)23:49 No. 22150 ID: 75c683

You won't be able to unlock it.
The cloud is linked to the phone. Even if you formatted the phone and reinstalled the firmware the same cloud would still be connected to it.

Anonymous 16/08/17(Wed)05:25 No. 22151 ID: 5a53ee

Caveat Emptor

MKV's with subs to AVI or Mp4 Anonymous 16/06/06(Mon)04:40 No. 22105 ID: 2214da [Reply]

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Hey I have a bunch of MKV's I want to convert so I can burn em on blu rays and use in my player or play on USB on my TV an have run into a coupel of problems. MKV's that won't convert in Format Factory or AVS Video Converter.
(I usually use FF for non-subbed stuff.)
I get the following error on FF Error 0x00000001
and on AVS either "file format error " or not mkv file. (whihc it is)
any suggestions?

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Anonymous 16/06/07(Tue)11:14 No. 22110 ID: 43e02a

I normally convert MKVs to M4Vs so I can use them pretty much everywhere on every device, unlike MKVs. I've included subtitles too, though MP4 only allows a single subtitle track so if you want multiples you'll have to general a subtitle file somehow for the 2nd and later subs. I never cared that much though which is why I only know a single subtitle works.

Anonymous 16/07/02(Sat)16:26 No. 22124 ID: 792a24

check that the container really is mkv
sometimes people mislabel their file extensions (used to be very common on file sharing networks)
if you're using mpc-hc, go to file properties, then go to the mediainfo tab
the file container should be under format (below 'complete name' and 'above file size')
you can also use mediainfo

if the extension matches, sometimes there's corruption. versatile media players will get around those (and also ignore file extensions if necessary), but media encoders may not.
one way to try this is do a lossless stream copy. you could try it with ffmpeg, but if you're queasy about using the command line, use something like xmedia recode.
format: matroska video
then drag and drop your file. make sure you click on the filename at the top. the video and audio tabs should appear.
under video tab, for mode, pick Copy
under audio tab, for mode, pick Copy
idk if you have subtitles or not, but you can work it out
then click add to queue and click encode
it should rip out the audio and video streams and properly rebuild them into a new mkv file. this is pretty fast because it's just copying the streams without encoding anything. hopefully your output (which should be in your videos folder) will be readable in whatever next encoder you use
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Anonymous 16/07/21(Thu)07:48 No. 22138 ID: 75c23c

use handbrake

those crafty baguette people make a good converter

Anonymous 16/06/10(Fri)09:45 No. 22113 ID: 2214da [Reply]

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I had some viral problems due to a bunch of malware lading itself when going to a site (strangely not a porn site - the supposedly "legit" site of some iso mounting software)
Anyway I ended up dealing with that through a system restore and now UAC seems to pop up every ime I start just about anything. - from CCleaner to mu-torrent. (oneo of my drives also will not let me write a torrent to it either but first things first.
- Any way to reduce the UAC settings (which are on the lowest before turning the ting off) or whitelist certain files?
- did I suddenly lose admin for this account or what?

WIN 7 by the way.

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Anonymous 16/07/10(Sun)16:52 No. 22130 ID: 578b69

You have Home. You perform an upgrade installation to Home. In the process it reloads all the files related to the OS install from the install media.

However you or something else probably just set permissions on your other disk and the rest of your UAC prompts are probably legitimate prompts. If you change the permissions to be read/writeable by everyone on the entire volume and its subfolders the issue there should go away.

Though interpreting "upgrade windows 7 pro to windows 7 pro" to mean installing windows 10... well, that's a new one.

Anonymous 16/07/18(Mon)05:47 No. 22133 ID: 2214da

>>No. 22130

How do I upgrade "TO HOME"?
and what does it wipe or reset?
- as, do I have to re-install other programs.
If you can tell me in baby steps I'dd appreciate it.

Anonymous 16/07/18(Mon)05:44 No. 22132 ID: 2214da [Reply]

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While recovering from some malware I managed to fuck up my hard drive permissions.
How do I take ownership of each volume including the system?
I am in an admin account but I I can't do things like create text files in my C: dive.
and constantly need to "approve" of moving files from one drive to another. (I have 3)

Windows 7 home.

Anonymous 16/07/18(Mon)22:19 No. 22134 ID: b7c334

Right click > Properties > Security and change permissions.

Anonymous 16/07/19(Tue)01:32 No. 22135 ID: a870df

You're better off performing an upgrade installation of 7 Home, because you'll never get the permissions correct. There are special permissions all over the boot drive, from program files to programdata to windows to users... there's not going to be just one place set-it-and-done.

Upgrading it will refresh the permissions on the boot drive back to where they should be.

With your other drives you can just adjust their permissions though, provided you haven't moved program files or something else over there.

Anonymous 16/07/13(Wed)03:43 No. 22131 ID: 994ba8 [Reply]

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Hello there, just wondering if anyone would be able to get me this PDF
I got into a residence I didn't want to and know nothing about it
Looking for the Floor Plan to see where everything is in the building
But it's not authorized for students to see

Here are the floor plans for all the buildings at my uni:

I'm specifically in Village 1 East House 4,5,6, 3rd Floor

Here is the link to it:

Much thanks!
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halp Anonymous 16/06/26(Sun)14:40 No. 22121 ID: 2b369c [Reply]

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it's all in the image

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Anonymous 16/06/26(Sun)20:04 No. 22123 ID: 43e02a

Have you considered, I dunno, contacting the police? Restraining orders are wonderful things, when he violates them there are consequences for him. Repeated violations lead to more serious consequences.

Anonymous 16/07/02(Sat)22:00 No. 22125 ID: ca7e87

This should be blindingly obvious.

Anonymous 16/07/20(Wed)01:47 No. 22137 ID: 5a53ee

You would think so, but apparently the chans are full of blind people.

editing Anonymous 16/06/18(Sat)03:29 No. 22118 ID: 22ddb8 [Reply]

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hey 7chan i have a question i need to put a watermark into the front and back of a 50 euro bill like in the pic anyone know a good photo editor for that and what options i should use

Anonymous 16/06/18(Sat)03:29 No. 22119 ID: 22ddb8

needs to be better then the watermark that is already in the pic right now

Anonymous 16/06/21(Tue)05:13 No. 22120 ID: 5a53ee

I'm going out on a limb here, but have you tried Photoshop?

VBS scripting Anonymous 16/06/10(Fri)06:13 No. 22112 ID: beb2f9 [Reply]

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Hey 7chan, I wanted to make a memorial script to dedicate something regarding Muhammed Ali's death by making a .vbs script to play a song, but I was thinking on writing it also in multiple languages as well to accomodate it along with it, and not just in English.

Does anyone here know if it's possible to change dialog into different languages as well, if it's supportable? I run a Windows 10 computer, and here's what my script looks like:

Msgbox "May you rest in peace our dear conquestor"

Msgbox "RIP Muhammed Ali 1942-2016"

Msgbox "Your deeds will always be remembered..."

Msgbox "Rest in peace guardian angel"

Dim oPlayer
Set oPlayer = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX")

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Anonymous 16/06/16(Thu)03:43 No. 22117 ID: 5a53ee


boost to router signal - distance Anonymous 16/01/20(Wed)05:07 No. 22024 ID: 34334b [Reply]

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Boosting router signal.
I got a new router and it has an internal antenna and it seems to have much weaker signal strength/ range than the previous model I used that is about 7 years older.
It's a D-LINK DIR-820L.
it has no place outside for an external antenna but I was wondering if I could boot the signal
with something like a USB WIFI Wireless Adaptor network card or something like this?

Any suggestions?

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Anonymous 16/01/22(Fri)11:18 No. 22032 ID: 047334

Oh. That's what you meant. No, you can't plug a USB NIC into the router and have the router use the NIC. You could use the NIC with your desktop or laptop to get better reception there.

I feel your pain about unused purchases. Last month I ordered a piece of equipment and had it shipped to another site for a coworker to use since he said he desperately needed it. I asked someone to go into his office today since he was out and we needed something in there, and the shipping box was sitting in there unopened. Well, we could use it, so I had it brought over. What do I find? Straight out of the box one of the power adapters is broken. Something we could have had replaced for free if he'd have opened the box when it came in or shortly thereafter, not six weeks later.

A reflector, so long as it's tuned for the RF ranges in question, could certainly work, although it will also result in a completely dead spot behind the reflector.

By way of comparison, with an N66, I can join from over 100ft away. Keep in mind an entire apartment building is sitting between those two points. As in, I'm in the corner of an apartment building, there's a dividing section (walkway, grass, etc.) between buildings, and on the other side of the other side of that building I can join my network. And there's wireless networks in that building, plus all around me. This is the power of good engineering though, as others have pointed out, properly choosing the correct channel(s) for your network is key given your surrounding. Only by walking around with a WiFi surveyor can you get a decent sense of how the WiFi networks look, though you won't see non-WiFi intrusions (security cameras, baby monitors, cordless phones, everything that uses 5Ghz & 2.4Ghz that doesn't use the WiFi standard to connect).

Anonymous 16/06/04(Sat)01:49 No. 22104 ID: debce7

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Look for open-source firmware.

I use tomato router on all my legacy linksys routers, you can boost the signal to the hardware max, something like 300% the out of box setting. If your hardware isn't supported by the tomato project, find another firmware dev, or choose another router that is supported by a firmware you like

Anonymous 16/06/07(Tue)11:15 No. 22111 ID: 43e02a

Realtek SoC means little third party support. That's something to look into before buying a unit, not after, since there's plenty of SoCs that lack support.

Anonymous 16/05/31(Tue)19:17 No. 22101 ID: 0e638a [Reply]

Noctua's low noise adapter on my AF120s reduce the speed correctly when plugged into a 3pin header but they usually need to be hand started. I don't have different fans to use, and the only other header is for the cpu fan. I guess it's not awfully important to have it in since the only thing inside is a 2600k, but there aren't any other fans inside.
Wat do halp

Anonymous 16/06/01(Wed)17:25 No. 22102 ID: 87065d

Low noise adapters are basically a wire with a resistor in series.

Buy a basic extender, splice in a variable resistor and you can adjust the speed-voltage to what you want. Alternatively buy a pci-fan controller for £3.00 and save yourself the effort. Slot it in the pci bracket, plug in the power and fan, presto. My case came with a basic controller (low/med/high) on low one of my fans doesn't start so I leave it at medium unless I desire the airflow or silence.

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