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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 
July 7, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was going through my ridiculous email and came across this...which is not so ridiculous.    

The second tool is portable...a definite plus for those of us with computer illiterate family...the ones who call at 9 p.m. with "HELP! My computer doesn't work!"

So enjoy...hope this helps.

 

Source:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-tools-fix-problem-windows-10/ 

 
June 26, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Summer officially arrived recently and that is always a good time to change up your Windows desktop with some new skins and themes from WinCustomize. Since summer is typically associated with beaches, vacations, and warm weather, I think that is a great place to start in highlighting some skins for your summer desktop.

 

Wallpapers

Life's a Beach by c31marius
Summer Solstice by Whalecore
Costa Maya by Island Dog Animated Wallpapers for DeskScapes

Tropical Beach II by AzDu...
First this is a linnux question ive seen this computer run, so i know its her computer. I know this is a bad idea, but she leaves her computer running at all times. So as to not leave her computer where a drink could get spilled on she put her computer on the bed. Forgot to plug it in, so it ran out of power, and needed to reenter her password. Talking about another bad idea she forgot to write down her password. Now because, ive done some maintenence in the past i know it is the debian operatin...
June 5, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
Got me a HP laptop. I bought it early last year. It's been a great little computer. Nice and fast. Until about a week ago when we finally got internet back in the house. It used to wake from sleep and be ready for the password to get to the desktop in less then a second after I moved the mouse to wake it. It now takes up to two minutes. The time between the lock screen and when I can input my password has gone from a few seconds to thirty as well. Recent virus scans by Windows Defender and Trend...
June 5, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
In my previous article, I described how I was setting up my new work PC with a variety of productivity apps. I’ve gotten most of the software I use on there, so it was time to start adding some customization apps to personalize various aspect of Windows 10. Sometimes I might want to completely change the look of Windows, and other times I might just want some minimal customization. Either way, the options I talk about below are perfect for customizing my PC however I would like to.

So, ...
May 29, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
An hour after I booted my laptop it decides to shut down. Your PC has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. Ok, no problem. I open up MalwareBytes and start a full scan. Two minutes into the scan and my Laptop does it again. WTF #1. I wait for it to boot up and open MalwareBytes again. And again it shuts down two minutes into the scan. WTF #2. Eff this, I open up Comodo. Update the signatures then did a full scan now in progress. My laptop has not shut down. Clearly the version of Malwar...