Recent Articles In Personal Computing
September 12, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Saw this and it really bothered me, although by this time it really shouldn't have.

At any rate, store your bookmarked sites on your desktop (use the export function under bookmarks), just in case MS decides to uninstall your Chrome and/or Fire Fox.

 

Source:

www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning

 

 
September 7, 2018 by LizMarr on tervuren
I run Windows prerelease software. I haven't been running many of my Stardock apps because of issues with my video setup and online MMO games but I do run Start 10. Windows has recently started a security system that checks any software being run on the computer and blocks it if it doesn't recognize it (including it's own apps more than not) The system is simple, open the "Ransomware protection" and tell it to let the app through. Except for Object Desktop Manager... You see, each time the manag...
September 5, 2018 by starkers on starkers corner
I was so pleased with myself once I had gotten my Cosmos II Big Beastie all set up with Win 10 and all of my most used programs.  It was a long time coming, what with mobo issues and the like, and it was fantastic to sit here in front of the 35" ultra wide screen connected to it....UNTIL MS decided to sneak in an update around 3.00 AM and borked quite a bit of stuff.

I know it was around 3.00AM cos I walked past the machine to go to the toilet at 3.06 AM and noticed it was on and downloa...
This morning I awoke to see one of the most flagrant examples of doxing ever.



Now, to be fair, this person did apologize:



This event started because the social media person at a game company made a joke that this person didn't like.  To make that person pay "in real life", they took it upon themselves to find out who the person was and make their information public.  This is an ugly trend that seems to be gaining momentum.  Someone offends you with words, you try to ...
August 21, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Martin Brinkmann posted this on gHacks and I thought folks might be interested in doing it.

Source: See external link.

 

 

 
August 18, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was at gHacks and saw this...For you customized (and who here isn't?), this just to warn you Stylish Doesn't seem to have changed much...

 

 
August 18, 2018 by Fuzzy Logic on fuzzylogic
Decided my old trusty i7 920 pc has had it's day, so, time for something new. Very new. Very... radical. A totally silent PC!

That's right. Silent. 0db. No moving parts at all (save my 5Tb removable back-up drive).

Here's the bits:

Nofan CS-80 Fanless Computer Case
Nofan P-500A Silent 500W Fanless 80+ GOLD PSU
ASUS PRIME H370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Intel 8th Gen Core i7 8700 3.2GHz 65W UHD 630 12MB 6 Cores 12 Threads CPU
Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
Co...
Being involved in gaming communities means dealing with a lot of drama.  The most common problem I observe are people who have no capacity for empathy.  It never occurs to them what someone might do back at them.

Here are a few truths I've come to recognize:

If you attack someone's livelihood, don't be surprised if someone returns the favor. You have no right to anonymity. People should respect your privacy but don't confuse respect with rights. Do not assume that...
August 14, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Read this on a few sources and figured you'd want to know.

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/13/google-may-track-your-location-even-if-you-disable-location-tracking/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2193%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e2acb

 

 
August 6, 2018 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
Ok I've noticed that Linux is missing some of the software on its operating system. The reason I think this is, is because a lot of software companies won't cross over because they can't make as much money because they are limited on how many they can sell because of free copying is required to allow on Linux. I figured out a solution major companies could just require a payed activation after installing the software.
August 2, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

I was perusing ghacks when I found this article.

Since so many of us use the app, I thought you should read Martin Brinkmann's advice.

 

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/ccleaner-5-45-dont-install/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2188%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e2a5x

 

 
July 30, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
Its bad enough Win 10 gets screwed up with these 'updates' all the time. Now MS in its infinite stupidity is gonna take our desktops away. Add another bill to your collection folks 'cause MS wants to go full on subscription for Windows. If I want to rent a machine I'll go to Rent-A-Center. I shouldn't have to pay rent on the OS that makes it work too. That's just insane! 
July 29, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
So I finally got tired of the old computer being slow. Saved up some money and bought a new Dell. It has a dual core AMD 7th generation A6 CPU running at 2 GHZ but it can go higher, up to 2.7 GHz when it needs to, 4 GB DDR4, 500 GB hard drive, and Radeon graphics. It seems fast enough for my everyday tasks and games, but barely. No lag on startup, just a slight lag opening apps or new tabs in Chrome. Of course I used my copy of Windows 10 version 1604 and installed it over what came on the compu...
July 15, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was cruising the net and found this unhappy piece of news...Chrome's always been a RAM pig, but this? Ridiculous.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/07/14/google-chrome-ram-memory-consumption-spectre-security-upgrade-windows-mac-linux-chromeos/#3cb8f1e17777
July 12, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
It came and went and my laptop has yet to blow up so...I guess its ok except, the article says not to use IE or Edge. Good thing I don't use either one. Lol