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« Reply #3345 on: April 16, 2017, 10:51:51 am »

Adblock Plus is still supported I believe.
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« Reply #3346 on: April 17, 2017, 07:42:07 pm »

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« Reply #3347 on: April 21, 2017, 09:45:43 am »

If anybody knows about inverters and monitors, I could use a bit of direction.

A while ago my monitor began to black screen after a half second of uptime, and recently I discovered that if I shone a flashlight I could still see the image if I tried really hard. This is an inverter problem, I think?

It is an old Neovo E-19A model, and I've had it for a long time. I don't particularly want to have to pay up for a whole new monitor, being hard on money, but if this is a problem I can solve with repair rather than replace that would help a lot.

I have an imgur album of the disassembled back here, and I can get more if needed.

If someone could tell me what to get (and by that I mean literally point me at the item to buy) or any obvious issues you see that I can't, please let me know. I think I can get access to soldering equipment if that would help.
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« Reply #3348 on: April 21, 2017, 05:27:58 pm »

So I've been able to play Survival Crisis Z, but the frame rate is really bad. I haven't had frame rate issues like this on other ones, especially not on games with similar graphics levels.

Anyone have any idea how to fix said frame rate issues?
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« Reply #3349 on: April 23, 2017, 12:57:22 pm »

Looking up a replacement battery pack for my old, bricky netbook. While I can find a ton of charger cables for its specific model - Acer Aspire One D257-1471 - I only seem to be able to find the actual battery for model D257(no -1471, and there are other D257 models). If I get a battery pack for D257, would it be compatible with D257-1471?

I might not even need it, I'm just looking it in case I do. Right now its running time is limited by the fact that I need to replace the thermal paste.
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« Reply #3350 on: April 23, 2017, 01:47:52 pm »

Unless the shells are crazy different there should be no difference in battery between submodels.
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« Reply #3351 on: May 16, 2017, 04:21:42 pm »

Anyone run Linux Ubuntu?

I gather I don't need anti-virus because its Linux but is Firebox susceptible to brower hijackers and annoying shit like that? I don't typically browse or download sketchy shit but when I do...
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« Reply #3352 on: May 16, 2017, 08:55:14 pm »

Linux is not virus proof. The only major security advantage it offers over Windows is that it is much less common as a home PC environment, so it is a much less useful target for attacks. Saying "I don't need antivirus because linux" is akin to saying "I don't need condom because gay."
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« Reply #3353 on: May 16, 2017, 10:50:58 pm »

Yeah if it really was as simple as "simply make your OS right and it's virus-proof" then Windows would already be virus proof.

Don't ya think that if there were actually virus-proof ways of doing everything that were 100% open source and/or public domain then Microsoft would be 100% capable of copying how they work even without copying the code itself?
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« Reply #3354 on: May 16, 2017, 11:32:11 pm »

Linux has Clamwin as its native AV suite even.

Linux for home users is kinda.. hmm.. If you dont understand proper user security, you wont use it properly, and you wont get anywhere near the right protection from the OS model that Linux offers. We will leave it at that.
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« Reply #3355 on: May 17, 2017, 02:57:52 am »

Linux has Clamwin as its native AV suite even.

Linux for home users is kinda.. hmm.. If you dont understand proper user security, you wont use it properly, and you wont get anywhere near the right protection from the OS model that Linux offers. We will leave it at that.

Oh good old Clamwin. Slow, full of false positives, and yet still better than most other antivirus software on the market.

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« Reply #3356 on: May 17, 2017, 08:42:19 am »

Linux has Clamwin as its native AV suite even.

Linux for home users is kinda.. hmm.. If you dont understand proper user security, you wont use it properly, and you wont get anywhere near the right protection from the OS model that Linux offers. We will leave it at that.

Oh good old Clamwin. Slow, full of false positives, and yet still better than most other antivirus software on the market.

I, for one, would NOT recommend the free AVG.

I tried it once.

Then I opened task manager one day and noticed there was a huge list of the same task from AVG web protect or whatever the hell it's supposed to be.

The damn thing didn't stay on my hard drive for very long.
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« Reply #3357 on: May 17, 2017, 01:10:32 pm »

Most anti-virus software is basically like having a virus on your computer. They hog huge amounts of resources and throw up pop-ups constantly.

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« Reply #3358 on: May 17, 2017, 07:36:25 pm »

Is ClamWin any diferent?
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« Reply #3359 on: May 17, 2017, 11:45:27 pm »

They dont waste resources on pretty GUIs and nag screens. It is not really a real-time virus suite either. what it *IS*, is a very powerful command line driven scanning engine with good heuristics checking.

The windows port DOES have an integrated GUI, but is still not a realtime scanner.
http://www.clamwin.com/

It is great for putting on read only boot media, used for cleaning infections. If you want realtime protection, look somewhere else.
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