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User avatar #31585 - CatHatMan ONLINE (38 minutes ago) [-]
unpacked some of my computer stuff last night and my 3tb external drive pepsi'd so i lost pretty much all of my media and backups.
Scary Movie 3 Everyone around you is dying

I think I need to go find a gypsy or something to tell me why everything is breaking.
User avatar #31586 to #31585 - CatHatMan ONLINE (35 minutes ago) [-]
fortunately my 2tb still works. I thought it also died but it turned out it was just formatted in hsf+ and wouldn't show up in explorer. It still would have been pretty great if there was actually anything on it though.
#31578 - phanactssonjoe (3 hours ago) [-]
whats that thing you do to the link to download from youtube
User avatar #31580 to #31578 - scapeartist (1 hour ago) [-]
add "ss" before the URL.

For example " www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfexEAExzhk " Would end up being " www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=pfexEAExzhk "
#31582 to #31580 - phanactssonjoe (1 hour ago) [-]
i love you
#31583 to #31582 - scapeartist (1 hour ago) [-]
I love me too
I love me too
#31584 to #31583 - phanactssonjoe (1 hour ago) [-]
i love me, you love me, we all love me very much
User avatar #31575 - lazaman (6 hours ago) [-]
I need someone whos good with operating systems.
I have a friends laptop, he fucking deleted a drive partition or something.
Point is I think he deleted system 32.
Idk, but I put in a USB with a new copy of windows, and I have all the shit I need to install it.
I get to the screen where its like, what drive partition do you wanna install it on, and there are like 9 drive partitions.
I need help.
If you wanna PM me your skype or phone number, I wanna give you a call and have you talk me through it.
I swear it wont take very long, Im not tech illiterate, I just have issues with high level shit like this.
User avatar #31581 to #31575 - sugoi (1 hour ago) [-]
More often than not, just install it on C:\
That's basically where everyone installs their OS, unfortunately he's gunna lose all files he had on C:\ so unless he had his documents hidden on one of the other 9 partitions he's gunna lose eevvveerryytthhiiinnggg.

Which serves him right for deleting system32 the retard.
#31574 - suitedjames (6 hours ago) [-]
Okay I'm in the UK need a used laptop that has at least a 2nd gen i series processor with a cd drive so i can add 2nd hdd and can be bought from ebay, gumtree or preloved for on average under £200.
User avatar #31576 to #31574 - lazaman (3 hours ago) [-]
can it be from best buy or walmart?
They have refurbished stuff thats great.
I got a 283 dollar laptop that runs great with 6gbs of ram and a 2.4ghz A8 processor.
#31577 to #31576 - suitedjames (3 hours ago) [-]
Please read the 5th word and your question is answered.
User avatar #31579 to #31577 - lazaman (2 hours ago) [-]
leeeel git rekt kiddo.
No jk sorry, I cant help then.
User avatar #31567 - kyogreking (11 hours ago) [-]
new build in june looking at getting something like this
looking for suggestion, what would you do different for the same price point?
User avatar #31569 to #31567 - bminous (10 hours ago) [-]
AMD's new cards should be out by then, which means you can either get one of the newer ones OR still get the 280, but at a lower cost. Alternatively, you can go with the GTX 960, although I haven't really looked into which of the two gives better performance.
User avatar #31573 to #31569 - owllynator (6 hours ago) [-]
i wonder when they will announce them, its taking forever
User avatar #31571 to #31569 - kyogreking (9 hours ago) [-]
well i looked into the gtx 960 and it outperforms the 270x but the 280 beats it at a lower price point
User avatar #31563 - beisenherg (12 hours ago) [-]
can anyone who has some skills in web design pm me? i have an idea for a social network i want to get started but have no background in coding
User avatar #31553 - voltkills (18 hours ago) [-]
if I was to acquire say 10-15 low spec PCs, is there anything cool I could actually do with them other than try to sell them for shit amounts of money?
User avatar #31566 to #31553 - kyogreking (11 hours ago) [-]
you could build mame machines/ arcade cabinets and sell those, it'll take some time but you should make a decent profit
#31555 to #31553 - ericarthurblair (17 hours ago) [-]
buid a storage place or a thron out of the cases. else fixing and reselling is your best bet.
User avatar #31554 to #31553 - sannukas (17 hours ago) [-]
Render farm
User avatar #31550 - nought ONLINE (22 hours ago) [-]
also apparently github is undergoing a massive ddos by China right now

User avatar #31516 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (03/31/2015) [-]
Hey /technology/
I am passed overdue to get a new laptop but i have no idea which laptops are considered good for gaming
What do you guys recommend for a gaming laptop?
User avatar #31531 to #31516 - abstractpink (23 hours ago) [-]
>good for gaming

Seriously though
>Lenovo Y50-70 UHD
>any more "expensive" quality MSI
>any costly Acer (i.e Acer Aspire V Nitro)
>any newer Alienware

User avatar #31533 to #31531 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
so is a desktop the better way to go?
is a desktop cheaper than a laptop?
#31534 to #31533 - abstractpink (23 hours ago) [-]
Yes and yes, compared to the specs, they are definitely, and they're also easier to upgrade   
I specialize in laptop hardware, it's my passion, hobby, and basically my future, but even I have to admit, if you're looking to do some proper gaming, a laptop isn't really ideal.    
For gaming, I'd buy a desktop, not a too pricy one, and then I'd buy a decent laptop whenever I got money for that, and have a set up like that
Yes and yes, compared to the specs, they are definitely, and they're also easier to upgrade

I specialize in laptop hardware, it's my passion, hobby, and basically my future, but even I have to admit, if you're looking to do some proper gaming, a laptop isn't really ideal.
For gaming, I'd buy a desktop, not a too pricy one, and then I'd buy a decent laptop whenever I got money for that, and have a set up like that
User avatar #31535 to #31534 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
What about building one?
i have a friend that said they can help me build one if i choose to do that
User avatar #31536 to #31535 - abstractpink (23 hours ago) [-]
If you built one, I am almost entirely sure it'd satisfy you A LOT more than any standard-bought desktop or laptop, and I can't imagine it would be *too* expensive, especially considering the fact that you choose the components yourself, and anything you feel you might not need RIGHT now, you can always buy later, and it's also muuuuch easier upgrading a custom desktop
User avatar #31538 to #31536 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
what would you estimate the cost would be if i built one with only the basic components?
User avatar #31540 to #31538 - abstractpink (23 hours ago) [-]
Well, if I was to build one where I live, it would be around 1500 American dollars, to maybe 2000 Americans dollars.

Which is a bit expensive, sure, but not for what you get.

Buying a decent laptop that can play all the games is pretty expensive, so honestly my advice is, if you wanna save money, for whatever reason, maybe buy a pre-built desktop
User avatar #31542 to #31540 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (22 hours ago) [-]
alright thanks for the advice
i will probably come back here when i do decide to buy/build a new pc
User avatar #31526 to #31516 - ericarthurblair (23 hours ago) [-]
ok budget? does it have to be a laptop? what games are you planning to play e.g. they need alot of processing power or a lot of graphics power? ? Any no goes don't want a spefic brand etc. ? Any idea what size you want? do the games you want to play require full hd?
User avatar #31528 to #31526 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
wow i didn't now it is this hard to find a good computer

i want something that doesn't cost a buttload of money. i prefer it to be a laptop but i can settle with a desktop. i would like to play games with more process power than graphic power. it doesn't matter what brand. not sure about the size. the games dont require hd but it would be nice if they were hd
User avatar #31529 to #31528 - ericarthurblair (23 hours ago) [-]
yeah i think i went a bit overboard with the questions. but back to the point: i would always go for a desktop for the sake of beeing able to put together excatly what you want and nothing more, unlike laptops where you have to take what comes preconfigured. But laptops i can help aswell: So a hd laptop with focus on cpu but still a rather powerfull gpu for gaming?
User avatar #31530 to #31529 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
yeah something like that
User avatar #31539 to #31530 - ericarthurblair (23 hours ago) [-]
ok i read what abstract pink said and that would be a better choice running a setup like that. And a self build desktop is always superior to laptops in terms of price-performance ratio. I can help you looking for the right parts for your needs if you want.
User avatar #31541 to #31539 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (23 hours ago) [-]
when/if i do decide to build one, it would not be in the near future
i am grateful for the offer tho
User avatar #31543 to #31541 - ericarthurblair (22 hours ago) [-]
ok so back to the laptops? i found a few interesting ones in my opinion that fit your described needs but its a huge mess finding the na counterpart of the stuff that gets sold overhere in europe
User avatar #31544 to #31543 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (22 hours ago) [-]
okay what did you find?
User avatar #31546 to #31544 - ericarthurblair (22 hours ago) [-]
i found this one but aperently i isn't really released yet and i can't find an us version so heres the name: Acer Aspire VN7-791G-777Z . but im gonna search some more.
User avatar #31547 to #31546 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (22 hours ago) [-]
alright im going to head out for the night so you can just post them if you want and ill see them in the morning. Thank you and abstractpink for the help you gave me

have a good night/morning
User avatar #31558 to #31547 - ericarthurblair (13 hours ago) [-]
to add to the other reply i'm gonna mention abstractpink because he/she aparenly knows what he/shes talking in terms of laptops and could look over my recommendations to see if anything is wrong or a bad choice
User avatar #31557 to #31547 - ericarthurblair (13 hours ago) [-]
pcgamerhome.com/gaming-laptops-under-1000/ i agree with most of this choices, read through the lower part it its actually quite interesting. My personal recommendation would be #2 because the 960m from #1 is only a bit better then the 860m and the 860m used in #2 is the version with 4gb of vram instead of 2gb. Both 1# and 2# use the same processor. On the other hand #1 has twice the actual ram so when you want to do editing or rendering videos, images this would be the better choice though laptops are generally bad choices for such efforts. #3 three which the article recommends is a nice choice but inferior towards #2 both in cpu power and vram , if you want a touchscreen its a nice choice and also it provides a longer lasting battery so its a bit more mobile. The msi laptops would be the next tier up as they have the actual gtx860/850 and not the mobile version but then again cost more with a weaker cpu but better battery life.
To sum it up: #3 is the most mobile and win8.1 adapted touchscreen , #1 has the most ram and the best gpu but lacks vram and has a bit inferior cpu power, 2# has the best cpu and most vram and weights the least my personal recommendation out of those 5
User avatar #31559 to #31557 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
okay thanks for the help!
User avatar #31560 to #31559 - ericarthurblair (13 hours ago) [-]
np, if any questions pops up feel free to ask
User avatar #31561 to #31560 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
will do
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#31519 to #31516 - hueduebue (03/31/2015) [-]
budget is a start because that'll give you a set of options depending on things
User avatar #31520 to #31519 - IruinedTheJoke ONLINE (03/31/2015) [-]
i am hoping for something under $1000 but i dont see it happening
User avatar #31572 to #31512 - wotterpatch (7 hours ago) [-]
This is such old news
#31511 - scapeartist (03/31/2015) [-]
Has anyone here ever used one of these early 90's ergonomic keyboards? If so, do you recommend it?
User avatar #31527 to #31511 - ericarthurblair (23 hours ago) [-]
i am using one right now, they're really nice, though you need some time to get used to it
User avatar #31513 to #31511 - lolwtfbbqryan (03/31/2015) [-]
it takes getting used to
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User avatar #31509 - nought ONLINE (03/31/2015) [-]
anyone a professional programmer? I want to learn how to code faster
User avatar #31562 to #31509 - pokemonstheshiz (12 hours ago) [-]
practice and planning
If you know approximately what you want to do beforehand, the coding won't take as long. Practice helps you not have to look things up to get the syntax right.
User avatar #31506 - citruslord (03/31/2015) [-]
Does anyone here know much about wiring up LEDs? I need a little help deciding what I need and how to wire some high powered ones.
User avatar #31521 to #31506 - billybong (03/31/2015) [-]
That depends on the LED

5v <1w LED's? chuck in a resistor, LED and an appropriate power source then you're good.

34v 100w LED? well you might need an inverter and a hefty power source eg www.instructables.com/id/100w-Led/
User avatar #31524 to #31522 - billybong (03/31/2015) [-]
I'm no pro at this so do your own research before you connect and burn out the LEDs. But get a power supply capable of providing at least 800mA (you need about 780mA). enough batteries connected in the right way or a power supply using mains power will do

If it provides a voltage in the range you specified you should be fine to hook it all up. If itts out of that range (EG you use a 5v 1A usb charger) then you'll need to use a foltage regulator (such as this www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/lm3940.pdf ) to drop the voltage down to be within the voltage range.

If you want this to be battery powered, 3 or more 18650 batteries in parallel should provide the correct amperage, just remember to put a resistor in to bring the top voltage down from 3.7v to at most 3.5v. I'll leave you to do the math on that (V=RI)

as for controlling the centre independently, just put a switch on that one seperately.

lastly, just in case you were trying to make bright LED light brighter by adding more LEDs, it's better to get one higher power LED, than lots of lower powered ones, maybe not 100w, but a single 1w would be brighter than 12 of the ones you linked me to.

Remember, I'm very rusty at all of this, so double check what I've said. However it "should" work
User avatar #31525 to #31524 - citruslord (23 hours ago) [-]
battery powered was the plan, it needs to be mobile. And i'm using mutiple leds to create a more consistent ring, it doesn't need to be brighter than those are.
And what kind of battery is that? I was planning on using standard AAs, a 9volt, or something along those lines. since it doesn't need to last a super long amount of time and those are readily available. Would that provide enough amperage? And since the current has a max of 350 mA, doesn't that mean the voltage can go higher?
User avatar #31545 to #31525 - billybong (22 hours ago) [-]
18650 batteries are a pretty commonly used rechargeable, it's about the size of 3 AAA's strapped next to each other, they provide up to 3.7v and something in the realm of 3Amps at that voltage. You can use AA's if you want, but they won't last as long per charge, and you'll need at least 2 in a series and 6 in parallel to meet the voltage and current requirement whereas you can probably power all 12 of your LED's from 2-3 18650s in parallel and you can probably wire up the LED's directly to the 18650's battery holder (not directly to the battery ofc) without any voltage regulation.

Also, I misread the spec's before. If you want to run 12, and each draws 350mA then you'll need 4.2amps @ the voltage range you specified.

So one of these would be a good power source www.batteryspace.com/Battery-holder-Li-Ion-18650-Battery-Holder-1S3P-With-2.6-long-20AWG.aspx

Now the only problem I can see you might have with connecting the battery pack to your LED circuit is that the battery pack will be outputting 3.7volts at maximum charge and decrease as the batteries discharge where you need 3.5 maximum. Now it will probably work, but you may burn out the LED's over time if you don't regulate the voltage down to 3.5. (which you should ask how to do on an electronics forum, I can guess but its best you get advice from someone who knows)

I'd also recommend connecting the LEDs in parallel, if you connect them in a series the last one will be dim compared to the first one
#31549 to #31545 - citruslord (22 hours ago) [-]
and the other

I guess it depends on what I can get locally in terms of resistors/
#31548 to #31545 - citruslord (22 hours ago) [-]
Time isn't much of an issue. It only needs to run for short bursts of a few minutes each really, and only for a couple days at a time at that. So AAs or a 9volt would likely last plenty long.
Was thinking of using a 9v, since I should have an extra connector for it. Tried a couple calculators and got a couple different results.

Here's one
User avatar #31551 to #31548 - billybong (21 hours ago) [-]
if you put 9v over a LED with a maximum current of 3.5, you'll get a very bright flash for a fraction of a second till the LED's burn out. Re-do those calculations at 3.5-2.9 volts like the LED's are rated for.

but odds are I'm wrong and steering you in the wrong direction since i'm very rusty at this
User avatar #31552 to #31551 - citruslord (21 hours ago) [-]
Well, that one has the leds is set of three in series, so their forward voltage adds together to match the nine, with a 1ohm resistor for safety.
the other one has them in pairs, so 6 volts, with a resistor to bring it down to that. Im going to go with that one, since 1 ohm resistors aren't very common, and the 9 volt only run at 9 volts for a short time.
User avatar #31523 to #31522 - citruslord (03/31/2015) [-]
I plan to have a set of up to 12 in a ring, with one in the center powered separately.
User avatar #31504 - lordmandy (03/31/2015) [-]
Did anyone get the puush keylogger?
If so, if I don't have the puush.daemon on my appdata am I safe?
User avatar #31532 to #31504 - abstractpink (23 hours ago) [-]
They released a new update after the malware-infected update, that removed the malware
User avatar #31556 to #31532 - lordmandy (14 hours ago) [-]
But did it give you a warning? Like "Puush malware detected, it's been cleaned now"
User avatar #31570 to #31556 - abstractpink (10 hours ago) [-]
ye i think so
User avatar #31505 to #31504 - lordmandy (03/31/2015) [-]
I'm sure I got r94 last night, I'd disabled puushes before, so i don't really knw
User avatar #31499 - istartedthewar (03/30/2015) [-]
Got another awesome craigslist deal, a Samsung P2770l 27" Monitor in mint condition for $40. Surprisingly good color reproduction for a TN panel.
User avatar #31491 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]

I need a sound card to go with my PC Build The Headset I got is 5.1 surround Triton Pro Plus. I want a decent one that will keep the PC below £1350
User avatar #31492 to #31491 - wotterpatch (03/30/2015) [-]
Why do you need a sound card?
There's very little benefit over on board sound
#31494 to #31492 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]
This is what I mean by the cables. It wont work if i just plug it into the USB.
#31495 to #31494 - sannukas (03/30/2015) [-]
That motherboard already has 5.1 support.
User avatar #31496 to #31495 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]
Oh great. I guess I should look into what i'm buying a little more.
But how would i know what jack to plug into where as all of them are black but that red one.
#31497 to #31496 - sannukas (03/30/2015) [-]
It's written on the I/O shield.
User avatar #31500 to #31497 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]
Ah right fair enough.

last question because this is the first time ive had a headset with 5.1 surround. What does each colour mean? I know pink is for the Mic.
User avatar #31502 to #31501 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]
Thank a lot mate.

Hopefully Ill have the money for the build in about 2 months or so. Would have had it sooner but I bought a PS4 for bloodborne and a couple other games.
User avatar #31493 to #31492 - dumbassvtwo (03/30/2015) [-]
The headset connects by the 5.1 surround cables. y'know the green pink orangy-ping and black audio jacks.
User avatar #31489 - sineztro (03/30/2015) [-]
Is there a way to program this? we have two sensors and a counter sensor x and sensor y
Sensor X+ Sensor Y = on +1
Sensor Y+ Sensor X = on -1
however sensor y + sensor x ===== sensor x+ sensor y
User avatar #31515 to #31507 - sineztro (03/31/2015) [-]
like a counter??
User avatar #31517 to #31515 - ferrettamer (03/31/2015) [-]
like if x and y are on, then add 1, else if y and x are on, subtract 1? what is the difference between x and y being on and y and x being on
User avatar #31518 to #31517 - sineztro (03/31/2015) [-]
okay so
if it is set up like this:

you walk this way -> it will be x+y
you walk this way <- it will be y+x
y+x would if the "system" reaches zero would turn off the process i.e. lights or something like that
x+y would if the "system" is at zero would turn on the process
User avatar #31490 to #31489 - sineztro (03/30/2015) [-]
oops okay sensos y + sensor x does not equal sensor x + sensor y (input wise)
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#31484 to #31483 - songemot (03/30/2015) [-]
Stand back everyone! For all we know, that packing foam could be for OUR protection.
#31485 to #31484 - songemot (03/30/2015) [-]
Oh no, is that...
#31486 to #31485 - songemot (03/30/2015) [-]
Could it be?
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User avatar #31508 to #31487 - nought ONLINE (03/31/2015) [-]
wow, if that is yours it's actually very cool

User avatar #31488 to #31487 - Mortuus (03/30/2015) [-]
#31476 - kingdaniel ONLINE (03/30/2015) [-]
MSI GE60 2PC VS GE70 2PC   
What's the difference? I know that the GE60 is smaller so I might gonna go for that unless the GE70 is faster.

What's the difference? I know that the GE60 is smaller so I might gonna go for that unless the GE70 is faster.
User avatar #31478 to #31476 - ericarthurblair (03/30/2015) [-]
these are the gaming laptops right? according to the msi website the only diffrences is the screen size but with the same resolution else its the same hardware.
#31477 to #31476 - hueduebue (03/30/2015) [-]
Specs? because it may be well that one has a GPU thats not as good or cpu. Etc most MSI gaming laptops usually increase in specs so you can expect certain lines to have better hardware. But specs would help determine which is better
#31514 to #31481 - hueduebue (03/31/2015) [-]
Well GE70 is a 17' screen where the GE60 is 15' also both sports the same gpu though i think theres versions of the laptops with a better gpu. I recall some doing so and usually the cpu's are pretty good else lookout for the versions because usually MSI tells tier'd laptops because you can if i remember you can get one with 8 gigs of ram and above to max 16 gbs of ram. And various HDD drives with 1 Tb or such so MSI's site just lists the laptop itself with what can be expected
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