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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3975 on: November 27, 2019, 01:10:10 am »

Does anyone know how to make windows 10 **STOP** recinding my purposefully set "limit memory" advanced boot option?

This is the 4th time i have fixed the "no sound!" problem on my cousin's win 10 laptop.

the connexant audio codec has a known need for virtual addresses above 3gb in the memory space and if ram is there it does not work.  Windows keeps forgetting that i limited it to a 3gb memory space and did so for a fucking reason.  This is getting old. Is there a more forceful way to assert this restriction?
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« Reply #3976 on: November 28, 2019, 03:19:47 am »

Does any one know how to completely disable HTML5 on Firefox, that doesn't involve downloading any programs?
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« Reply #3977 on: November 28, 2019, 03:54:11 am »

https://superuser.com/questions/670214/how-can-i-disable-html5-content-in-popular-browsers-like-firefox-and-chrome

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Basically, a combination of setting an advanced option in about:config, and some noscript rules?
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« Reply #3978 on: November 28, 2019, 05:44:07 am »

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« Reply #3979 on: November 30, 2019, 10:30:50 pm »

Not sure if this is a good thread for it or if there is a more specific thread for coding questions, but here goes.

Novice programmer,

I am trying to pull random samples from a Weibull distribution with multiple (3) parameters. numpy already has a function for sampling weibull distributions but only seems to support one parameter.
I need to do this with 3 different parameters; shape, scale, and location.

The numpy page does give an equation that would seem to support the second parameter.
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but this still leaves out the third.

I'm not very familiar with weibull distributions in the first place, and I haven't had much luck trying to find examples of how to do this through google. I am unsure how to proceed.



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Lmao, of course I look for an hour before asking, and then find it 10 min after I ask.
scipy.stats.weibull_min (or max) supports distributions with 3 parameters, so I can just use that to pull my samples.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 10:50:19 pm by helmacon »
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« Reply #3980 on: December 01, 2019, 02:03:58 am »

Not sure if this is a good thread for it or if there is a more specific thread for coding questions, but here goes.

I don't know much about coding but there is a thread for it Coding thread.
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« Reply #3981 on: December 01, 2019, 02:12:37 pm »

Just how bad is Windows 10? All I'm seeing is fairly consistent rants that it will EMP your hardware while stealing all your personal information and the souls of your unborn children.


I would go for it, but apparently the above rants are most likely to occur when upgrading an existing installation rather than a clean install. And it also apparently nukes the previous version of Windows with the upgrade. I still do have the original install disk+key for Windows 7.
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« Reply #3982 on: December 01, 2019, 02:30:54 pm »

How desperately do you NEED windows?

That's the question you should be asking yourself, right along with

Am I comfortable with losing control over when and how my computer installs updates?
Am I comfortable with Microsoft monitoring what programs are running, how much memory they consume, how much hard disk activity they generate, and how much network data traffic they produce? (Because that is all stuff that's in the telemetry data MS collects.)
Am I comfortable with MS removing windows components and features on a whim, with the assurance of "We replaced it with something better!" as the only consolation?
Am I comfortable with MS uninstalling my software and installing other software they think I will like better behind my back?"

If you decide that "No, I can use WINE to satisfy my windows-only software requirements" and "No, I am not comfortable with one or all of those things." then windows 10 is not really what you want. Go for a consumer Linux distro. There are many out there, and they are rising in popularity.

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« Reply #3983 on: December 01, 2019, 05:52:27 pm »

The other question:

Can I run DirectX "1x" software on Windows 7 or am I limited to Windows 10?
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« Reply #3984 on: December 01, 2019, 09:28:24 pm »

Just how bad is Windows 10? All I'm seeing is fairly consistent rants that it will EMP your hardware while stealing all your personal information and the souls of your unborn children.

Nah, your hardware will be fine.

It looks like there are some concerns if you're on limited bandwidth, and sometimes compatibility issues. Windows 7 is still good, but they're stopping support for it eventually. Spying aside (which, if you've got Steam, Epic, a smartphone, facebook, etc.), it's mostly just that stuff got moved around like when people got upgraded to office 2010 and they made it tougher to find what you want to do. Make sure you have copies of all of the most up-to-date drivers, and make sure they're compatible before you upgrade.

If you've got your copy of Windows 7 still, you could also consider putting off upgrading until you have to.
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« Reply #3985 on: December 02, 2019, 04:36:37 am »

The other question:

Can I run DirectX "1x" software on Windows 7 or am I limited to Windows 10?


Windows 7 is supposed to be compatible up to DirectX version 11.1 (Dx11.0 with raw Windows 7, and Dx11.1 with Windows 7 sp1). As long as the game supports those versions of Dx and you have compatible video card it's worth a shot.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/179113/how-to-install-the-latest-version-of-directx

there's some talk of a back-ported Dx12 for Windows 7, however what this actually means is patches for specific games to allow them to work with Windows 7. So they're really just bodging-together a handful of Dx12 games to work with the version of Dx in Windows 7.
https://www.pcgamer.com/au/microsoft-finally-ports-directx-12-to-windows-7-but-only-for-certain-games/
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3986 on: December 17, 2019, 01:39:10 am »

Recently my PC will freeze and I'll be stuck with a still frame and buzzing audio requiring me to force shutdown. Just now it happened while I was playing Call to Arms which is a somewhat resource demanding game, but a week or so ago it happened 3 or 4 times in the space of 30 minutes when I was trying to stream a point-and-click game that wasn't very demanding. Where do I start with diagnosing this?
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« Reply #3987 on: December 17, 2019, 02:14:53 am »

Check the electrolytic capacitors for orange goo or blown vents.

Also when was the cpu installed and what compound did you use?

Additionally check that the psu is supplying good voltages.
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« Reply #3988 on: December 17, 2019, 06:50:22 am »

Could also be a video card issue, so if it's a desktop removing the video card and running from the onboard video might be worth a shot.
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« Reply #3989 on: December 17, 2019, 10:02:46 am »

It sounds like a video card issue. You can try updating or even downgrading the driver. Replacing thw card is the other test.
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