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>> No. 27064 Anonymous
12th March 2019
Tuesday 11:55 pm
27064 Working from home setup
Looking for a half-decent monitor to use at home once a week at most, the laptop i have has vga and usb-c ports.

Any recomendations?

Cheers
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>> No. 27065 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:02 am
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>>27064
We use the Dell U3417W Ultra-wide 34 Inch curved monitors at work and they are brilliant. About £600.
>> No. 27066 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 9:37 am
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That's one hell of a codex.
>> No. 27067 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:17 pm
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>>27065
That seems excessive for his needs.
>> No. 27068 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:27 pm
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Define half decent - to some lads on here that would be 28" 8k with proper colour calibration, to others like myself it's whatever black rectangle is the cheapest and I can look at porn on.

I have a few Asus VS248HR's - they're fine. Look decent enough and are about a hundred quid a pop, which is about my price point. You'd need to buy a usb-c to HDMI adaptor but that's about it. (They do have a VGA port but I think that limits your resolution somewhat) certainly good enough for office work.

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>> No. 26816 Anonymous
19th November 2018
Monday 4:00 pm
26816 Best Cartridge under £40?
Alright lads, picture is my Numark GrooveTool cartridge. It's alright, but nothing special.

I'm looking for another cartridge, under about £40. I've seen the Ortofon OM-5E or OM-1S, which seem like the best deals. Is there anything else better in that price range?

Cheers.
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>> No. 27059 Anonymous
8th March 2019
Friday 7:14 pm
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>>27058

You need to adjust your tonearm for the new cartridge. There's probably too much vertical tracking force and too much overhang with the new cart.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM-aIDwfrhc
>> No. 27060 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 1:32 pm
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>>27059
VTF and alignment are fine, I hadn't though much about overhang. I'll see if that helps, but I swear it used to sound OK and now it doesn't. Maybe I just didn't notice it.
>> No. 27061 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 1:47 pm
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>>27060

I'm almost certain you've checked already, but if two different cartridges sound the same, my instinct that the problem is somewhere else, half unplugged cable, dodgy amp, bad wiring, that sort of thing.
>> No. 27062 Anonymous
9th March 2019
Saturday 6:39 pm
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>>27061
Two different styli sound the same - the original cartridge isn't great sounding anyway but there's definitely a lot more treble there.
>> No. 27063 Anonymous
11th March 2019
Monday 2:37 am
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Turns out it's my amplifier's phono stage. It's a Denon from the 90s and that means capacitor leakage.

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>> No. 27050 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 8:25 pm
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Evening, chaps...
I'm running a piece of equipment from a win98SE box in a VM (trying to run it under win7 tells me to fuck off and ask the manufacturer for some new software. Hah...)
It all mostly works, but there are some buttons that would be really useful if they worked - and they don't.
In the pic, there should be some buttons with arrows, rendered where I've skilfully drawn yellow triangles. Clearly, other buttons exist and work fine.
Anyone care to guess what I need to drag in from the machine that this stuff is installed on (and works, but is spectacularly inconvenient to use).
I just copied the installed directory across, no install discs or anything crazy like that.
Also, FML.
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>> No. 27053 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:32 pm
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>>27051
>it was probably built using an old, old, old version of QT
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that that's not Qt. Also, it's Qt, not QT.
>> No. 27054 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:39 pm
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Yeah, it has the feel of VB about it.
>> No. 27055 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:48 pm
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>>27054
My money's on one of the DLLs that go with it. COMCTL and COMDLG come to mind.

OP, give this a whirl and see what it flags up.
http://www.dependencywalker.com/
>> No. 27056 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 9:50 pm
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Ah, that looks very promising, I'll have a go!
Machine's rocking along at the moment, I'll not disturb it until it's finished...
>> No. 27057 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 10:10 pm
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Might be worth a try running wine on a linux VM, or even Dosbox.

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>> No. 27047 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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Dear /g/,

I live about 25m beyond the range of my campus wifi network, and I'm looking for advice on extending this network. There's no line of sight between my building and the network zone. There's an L-bend, so it's been recommended that I buy two routers with directional antennas mounted side-by-side at the corner of the L-bend. Has anyone dealt with a a similar problem? What hardware did you buy, and would you recommend it in my case?

Thanks!
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>> No. 27048 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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>>27047
Ubiquiti make the best wireless gear around at the moment. It is cheap, the software is extremely high quality - so good that we use it at work, and I believe you could probably have a base station that extends your campus network.
>> No. 27049 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 8:48 pm
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If at all possible, I'd just ask the campus IT team to fix the signal blackspot.

Failing that, option one is to use a wifi repeater, which will connect to the campus network and create a new access point. I wouldn't particularly recommend this, because they tend to be quite flaky. It's also highly likely that the campus IT team will detect and remove your repeater for security reasons - unauthorised wifi access points are a major security issue.

The other option is to use a wifi adapter with a high-gain antenna. Alfa Networks sell a wide range of high-power wifi adapters and high-gain antennas, which are hugely popular among the long-range wifi crowd.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Network-AWUS036NHA-Adapter-150-Mbps-802-11b/dp/B004Y6MIXS/

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>> No. 26960 Anonymous
21st December 2018
Friday 1:54 pm
26960 Building a PC
Inspite of everything, I've given myself the medium term goal of building a decent PC, with a view to updrading it over time. I need to edit video and I'd like to play games on it, of course, so since Monday I've been doing some fairly basic research and making sure I wasn't playing myself by adding any daft components I don't need.

The following link is my basic idea that I'll be adding further SSDs and more RAM to over time, but I'd like to know if anyone has any advice, generally or specifically, about building a PC and possibly saving money while doing so. Video cards are still slightly mysterious to me right now.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fv4LBb
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>> No. 27042 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 10:28 am
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>>27041
Yeah agreed - repurposing any bits of Dell kit is a lottery, that hardly ever works as they don't stick to standard size anything. I have found it is generally false economy to try and recycle or repurpose Dells into anything else.
>> No. 27043 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 12:19 pm
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>>27041>>27042
This is what I'm looking at. The CPU alone seems to be worth the asking price, Maybe if everything comes up Anon I could spring for a GTX 750, which is both smaller and less power hungry than a HD7770.
>> No. 27044 Anonymous
9th February 2019
Saturday 4:22 pm
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>>27043

That's a normal mid-tower and it'll take full-size video cards without modification. It's the small form factor PCs with half-height card slots that are a problem, although you can buy half-height GTX 750 and 1050 cards.
>> No. 27045 Anonymous
11th February 2019
Monday 11:02 am
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Are there any YouTube channels who focus on computer hardware performance in things that aren't games? I'm really not arsed about 144FPS in Battlefield Nine.2 Redux, but not being able shift a timeline around would be a genuine ballache. If it's there it's buried, because I've been looking.
>> No. 27046 Anonymous
11th February 2019
Monday 12:11 pm
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>>27045

Not really. Non-gaming tasks are so diverse that it's really hard to capture performance in a video. Fortunately, if you understand the dimensions of performance you can make a reasonable guesstimate about how much an upgrade will benefit you.

Open the Performance tab in Task Manager and see where you're getting bottlenecked. Boot times and application loading are severely bottlenecked by the random I/O performance of a hard drive, which will be indicated by 100% utilisation of the main drive. For general responsiveness, it's overwhelmingly important to get a decent SSD. If you're running out of RAM, that's your bottleneck (bearing in mind that an SSD substantially mitigates the performance impact of running out of RAM).

The CPU graphs show utilisation on each core, which will indicate whether you're bottlenecked on a single core or all cores; looking up the single and multithreaded performance scores on cpubenchmark.net will give you a good idea of the performance difference between your current CPU and your prospective choice of CPU. For example, an i5-3570K scores 2028 single and 7172 multi, versus an i7-7700k's scores of 2583 and 12037, giving us a performance increase of 27% and 68% respectively.

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>> No. 27013 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:18 pm
27013 Temple OS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCgoxQCf5Jg
Some lad here posted about this a few years back, the guy who made it has died.

@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.
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>> No. 27014 Anonymous
12th January 2019
Saturday 11:27 pm
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yeah that's been popping up in my youtube recommendations too. thanks for doing their advertising for them.
>> No. 27015 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 2:32 am
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>>27013
>@53:34 the narrator fails to bleep out the n-word.

That was your take-away from this video?
>> No. 27016 Anonymous
13th January 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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>>27015
I think that's one of those 'trigger warning' things. You know, in case we're black Americans.
>> No. 27038 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 10:59 pm
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Fredrik's Spoony episode made me very sad. I miss that floppy haired goofball.

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>> No. 27029 Anonymous
7th February 2019
Thursday 11:12 am
27029 So long, Maplin
Is this the start of maker shops, like I'd hoped Maplin would convert into, or a vanity project that'll never catch on outside its home town?
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/guess-what/
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>> No. 27032 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 12:03 am
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It's a nice idea and I like the Pi very much, have a few at home - but I just can't see it scaling up anywhere else. The kind of people who want a Pi already have one - is there (still) a massive untapped market for them?
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8th February 2019
Friday 1:03 am
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>>27032

The Pi was originally intended to be an educational tool for kids; it turned out to be incredibly popular with hobbyists. Unless our current dystopian nightmare is now literally the plot of Children of Men, people keep making new children.
>> No. 27034 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 1:14 am
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>>27033

The store doesn't really seem to be aimed at kids, does it?
>> No. 27035 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 2:22 am
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>>27034

The pitch for Raspberry Pi is that if you use it, you'll gain the skills you'll need if you want to be the next Elon Musk or design the next Fortnite. For that message to be credible, it needs to be presented like a grown-up piece of technology. Marketing the Raspberry Pi as a toy would be a bad call, because it isn't fun fun - you need to put the effort in to get anything from it. It's the sort of high-effort, high-reward fun that makes you feel powerful and capable and clever. The resemblance to the Apple Store is not coincidental; Apple products are the aspirational item for the vast majority of children.

I'd draw an analogy to the role of chemistry sets or The North Poleno in years past - they weren't the most obviously fun toys, but they offered deep enjoyment and the first step towards a fulfilling career.
>> No. 27036 Anonymous
8th February 2019
Friday 9:14 am
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>>27035 The North Poleno - took me a while...

There is a massive market for add-on boards and stuff. Whether the shop spreads out to sell non-pi stuff will be interesting.
(Banggood are selling ESP32 webcam boards for $10, ffs...)

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>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 26950 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 2:44 pm
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>>26915
In my poo I have seen chunks of nut, sweetcorn, peas and seeds. It seems plausible to me that you could have solid rice in a Tues; it seems like one of those things your innards wouldn't break down fully.
>> No. 26997 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 5:09 pm
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Just over a month of using the POCO, my thoughts:

Pros:
- Really, really responsive and fast.
- Really good battery life.
- Once you get past the 72 hour bullshittery, rooting and installing recovery was smooth and you can still even use official updates (though updating to Android 9 did overwrite the custom recovery).
- Feels really nice in the hand.
- Barely gets warm, even under stress.
- MicroSD card slot.
- 3.5mm headphone jack.


Cons:
- Screen is LCD so backlight is clearly visible.
- Notch cannot be 'hidden' in MIUI 10.
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>> No. 26998 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:27 am
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>>26997
> MIUI 10 also really does not like playing with my WearOS smartwatch - it seems to force applications to sleep to conserve battery life, meaning that my watch loses connection to my phone unless I'm listening to music.

Aggressive dozing is pretty typical for MIUI.
Unfortunately I don't remember what things there are to be ticked off in order to lessen this problem.
>> No. 26999 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:02 am
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>>26997

Great phone until the defective charge cable almost set fire to my bed and burnt the contacts on the charge port.

Going to get a Honor Play since the hype has slapped another hundred quid on the Poco.
>> No. 27000 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:09 am
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>>26999
I found the standard cable far too short, so use my (w)Anker cables that seem to serve me well.

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>> No. 26990 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 1:43 pm
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My last e-reader was a Kindle with a keyboard. I liked typing out notes and annotations, but the display quickly broke.

Now I've moved and left my books behind, I'm interested in buying another one.

I have a lot of .mobi files, but also a lot of PDFs. Is there a reasonably durable reader that can handle both file types?

I'd like to spend under £150, but don't really know how performance varies for these devices.
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>> No. 26992 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 2:04 pm
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>>26991

Good advice, thanks. I think many of the PDFs I read use a different page size, so I may get away with the e-reader. Funky formatting is probably inevitable, even with a tablet.

Any recommendations on model?
>> No. 26993 Anonymous
29th December 2018
Saturday 3:15 pm
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>>26991
Yeah agreed - I have the "normal" Kindle Paperwhite, not the posh version shown in the OP - it is simply brilliant. I love the fact it only does one thing, really well.
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29th December 2018
Saturday 3:22 pm
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>>26993

Thirded. I can see much of a reason to get any of the pricier models. The Paperwhite is excellent and the form factor is perfect. Really don't understand why you'd want a chunkier, more expensive model.
>> No. 26995 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 9:44 am
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Another factor just popped into my head. Do either of you know of an e-reader that can handle RSS feeds and online articles?

If there were one that could handle Feedly I'd be very happy.
>> No. 26996 Anonymous
31st December 2018
Monday 9:50 am
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>>26995

http://reabble.com/

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>> No. 25884 Anonymous
25th April 2017
Tuesday 11:09 am
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I'm in the market for a laptop, but I'm not sure if I can get away with meeting all my criteria.

- It'll be purely for business, the most demanding thing it will be opening is numerous Chrome tabs.
- It needs to run Windows software, with MS Office.
- I want it to be lightweight and no bigger than an A4 pad.

Is there any chance of me getting this for around £200?

I've been seeing refurbished X series Thinkpads from as little as £100, but maybe this is dodgy?

Do you lads know of something better?
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>> No. 26982 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 2:54 pm
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>>26981
Do they take cheque?
>> No. 26983 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 3:08 pm
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>>26978
How do you find your way within those thousands of samples?
>> No. 26984 Anonymous
25th December 2018
Tuesday 3:31 pm
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>>26983

Most sample libraries nowadays come with a nice powerful sample player UI, and lots of metadata so you can quickly find stuff and it's all nicely organised, like Kontakt here. The big players are very good at this, to the point where I could browse a category like "brass, alien, sci fi, fx" and find something specific to all of those.

Even without all that the standard practice for a sample pack is to put everything in very specific nested folders, so even looking at the raw files you could easily find your single short C sharp trumpet note by going Sample Pack>Orchestral>Brass>Trumpet>C#staccatotrumpet.wav, though that's really not neccesary these days since most sample makers will include indexing files for all the common sample player software.
>> No. 26986 Anonymous
26th December 2018
Wednesday 9:43 pm
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>>26982
I don't know. Maybe I should check.
>> No. 26987 Anonymous
27th December 2018
Thursday 10:03 am
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>>26986>>26982

Czech yourselves before you wrzech yourselves.

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>> No. 26952 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 9:51 pm
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I'm getting ham SMS messages from my operator offering me deals.

It says to opt out I can text 80159. When I do that this appears. Is this even legal? My contract is unlimited texts or is it just Android being overzealou
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>> No. 26954 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:17 pm
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>>26953
It's Virgin Media.

Thanks for the info.
>> No. 26955 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 10:18 pm
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Android's messaging application doesn't know the details of your contract, so I would assume it won't cost you anything.
>> No. 26956 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:28 pm
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>>26954
Threaten their customer service with GDPR then if they don't unsubscribe you for free. They'll respond quickly.
>> No. 26957 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 12:06 am
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Turn off Twilight before taking screenshots lad.
>> No. 26958 Anonymous
10th December 2018
Monday 3:37 am
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>>26957
He can watch whatever he likes, you judgemental git.

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>> No. 26945 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 1:38 am
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I think my /iq/ thread about this may have been mistaken for an actual shitpost and deleted. The Linux homepage just got DNS hijacked and it made me nostalgic, take a look while you can!

http://linux.com/

Any older lads have memories of high-profile hacks in their time? I seem to recall goatse making it into the Guardian at some stage...
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>> No. 26946 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 2:07 am
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>>26945

/iq/ is a sfw board so that's probably it was deleted.
>> No. 26947 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 3:23 am
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>>26945

You ballsed it up lad, it's .org that's been goatsed.

I have a list of favorite defacements as long as a very long cock, but I shall choose not to incriminate myself at this moment in time.

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>> No. 26838 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 5:55 pm
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What do you get up to when you're on the internet?

I seem to have found myself in a bit of a rut; unless I'm specifically looking something up then the main things I'm doing online are visiting here or news sites. I don't use social media. All of the other forums I used to visit have either died or I lost interest in over time. I no longer read webcomics, following YouTube channels or whatever else I used to spend my time doing. I must be doing fewer things when I'm online than at any other point over the past two decades.
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>> No. 26940 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 7:59 pm
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>>26938
Not him, but something something anonymous imageboard.
>> No. 26941 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 8:47 pm
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Fucking hell, lads. We should just stop trying to interact with each other. Look what happens when we do.
>> No. 26942 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 8:54 pm
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>>26941
We're .gs users, and therefore hardwired for cunt-offs.
>> No. 26943 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:41 pm
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>>26941

If only we had some sort of website we could post in, to talk to each other anonymously. That would solve a lot of our problems.
>> No. 26944 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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>>26943
Talking to each other is the source of all our problems.

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>> No. 26421 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 12:02 am
26421 Das Keyboard vs AUKEY
Okay I needed a new keyboard and decided to test these AUKEY things against the Das Keyboard, which I love with all my heart.

The Das Keyboard 4 I have is the ever so slightly softer key version - the AUKEY is the slightly clicky version of the mechanical keys.

I really like it, and for the massive difference in money will definitely buy some more.
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>> No. 26804 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 12:14 am
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>>26796
I love a desk thread for the same reason. Infinitely revealing, like music and book collections in the old, physical days.
>> No. 26805 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 2:54 am
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>>26804>>26797>>26796

>desk thread

Fuck, I had forgotten that was a thing back in the day.

I'd suggest doing one here again but I'm not sure how many responses we'd get.
>> No. 26806 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 1:35 pm
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>>26805
Does it matter? There is only 3 of us.
>> No. 26807 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 6:09 pm
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>>26806
I guess I'd post probably.
>> No. 26808 Anonymous
12th November 2018
Monday 10:55 pm
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>>26805
I'm all for anything but chairs again.

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