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>> No. 27095 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 12:43 pm
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Anyone else having problems with Google DNS?

Simply doesn't work for me, at the moment at least.

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>> No. 27073 Anonymous
13th April 2019
Saturday 9:13 pm
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This is what Kirtaner has been reduced to for hosting 420chan, what do you think purp?

Not quite a shed, but definitely grim. I'd give him advice, but I'd probably get banned. His mod team is cult like.
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>> No. 27093 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:16 pm
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>>27091
That's a fair whack, but not massive if you're running a business I suppose. Still, that'll be another headache for him if he truly is skint.

I've tried to follow this back and forth today and it seems 4chan's /asp/ has been reporting his Patreon for community violations, not because he streams per se, but because they think he is scamming with the donations. Apparently, someone offered to invest and it was quickly deleted and buried and now in classic 4chan style it's a big deal.

Their thinking is that a mark wanting in on the con would interfere with the con, so it was shut down, but I think it was probably deleted for linking funding 420chan with funding taima.tv which would probably get him in trouble with Patreon and possibly WWE/UFC.

A few more interesting things will no doubt occur, but I'll leave the updates there. I hope he gets back on his feet and whatnot.
>> No. 27094 Anonymous
17th April 2019
Wednesday 10:00 am
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>>27076
Spardot is a horrible, petty, cantankerous person. Looks fade but she'll be a bitch forever.

>>27077
>420chan gets maybe twice as much traffic as we do
Do you have any stats to back that up? Because from their front page:

>Current Users: 53,211
>Total Posts: 26,443,751
>Active Content: 47.8GB
>Posts made in the last 24 hours: 9,195

Honestly they're massive compared to us. We probably get 0.1% of their posts a day. (Assuming we get ~9 a day).

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>> No. 27096 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 10:39 am
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>>27090
I'll play the devil's advocate here a bit. It is also pretty alright to be able to run it out your basement in a situation like his, when shit has hit the fan (let's indeed ignore what had led to such outcome for a while).
>>27094
No data about the daily average bandwidth usage?
>> No. 27097 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 11:59 am
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>>27094
Kirtaner is lying out of his arse with that, genuinely. Open a tab on each board and just watch. Their busiest boards, by his own admission, are /wooo/ and /h/ and /wooo/ crawls and goes ages without a post at times. He is counting taima.tv hits into that data, he must be.
>> No. 27098 Anonymous
18th April 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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>>27097
Yeah I agree actually. Those numbers quoted in >>27094 aren't even close to accurate.

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>> No. 27069 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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How are VR headsets for certain non-gaming related activities? I was thinking of picking one up while I'm in the market for a new laptop but never have the time for proper games these days so would be buying purely for everything else.
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>> No. 27070 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 11:06 pm
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If you mean porn, then they're brilliant. For everything else, they're pap - the resolution just isn't high enough to render sharp text right now.
>> No. 27072 Anonymous
10th April 2019
Wednesday 2:44 am
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Porn can be fantastic, particularly PoV style scenes (to absolutely no-ones surprise) work great. You can get an idea from a certain gerbil themed site's VR section but suffice to say watching on a flat screen is no comparison to what a head set offers.

The rest depends on what you mean by "proper games". There are some lovely "experiences", aka. VR movies, available for free on Steam (I particularly enjoyed "Allumette", a version of The Little Match Girl, "INVASION!", a fun cartoon about incompetent alien invasion, and "Surge", an abstract music video). Many of the more interactive games are pretty short or can be done in bite-size sections as well.

I have a Vive and completely agree with >>27070, the resolution is good enough for games and animation (I'm sure the brain fills in a lot of the details to cover up short comings there) but text in particular needes to be cartoonishly senior-phone-sized huge to be comfortably legible. You're not going to be reading ebooks on this thing or browsing the web for text content. There are "cinema" programs that let you view a movie as if it were on a massive screen which work OK, but forget anything with subtitles and if you're really keen on 4k video: prepare to be disappointed.

Also note, for the Vive in particular it is not a portable system requiring several plug sockets and reasonably sturdy mounting for the light houses (which make a quiet but noticeable high pitched whining noise, so if you sleep in the same room as they are you'll want to power them off).

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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.
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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.
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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
27050 timewarp question
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. 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.
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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. 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.
>> No. 26994 Anonymous
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. 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. 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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>> No. 26778 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 7:43 pm
26778 My Mum
Ladfriends, how do I teach my mum to computer?

Watching her two finger typing, getting bamboozled at sound levels and forgetting keyboard shortcuts so often I start to doubt they exist at all is painful. Normally this wouldn't matter, she'd just be that woman in your office who fills you with despair, but she's starting an OU course, which she's perfectly ready for, barring her technological illiteracy. It means a great deal to her, but there are a lot of things she can't do on a computer that could hold her back, at least in terms of confidence if nothing else. Have any of you got experience teaching relatives this sort of thing? Fiddling about on a computer is so innate to me it's difficult to know where to begin with someone who can't find the "downloads" folder. She's not even that old, she just spends most of her free time in a field.
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>> No. 26779 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 9:41 pm
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My advice is to give up and get her a Chromebook or an iPad. Being "good with computers" is 20% knowledge and 80% attitude, IMO; you can figure out most things on your own, but some people just aren't interested in learning.
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1st November 2018
Thursday 10:11 pm
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Definitely agree about the attitude. As the 'computer expert' in my family I get asked to do things all the time and nobody appreciates that I just google the answers if I don't know them. No matter how many times I recommend that they do the same they won't, because the inbuilt presumption that anything they read will be beyond their comprehension is so strong they won't even try. It's an insurmountable mental roadblock. Additionally the older ones are so scared that a single slip-up will delete their entire hard drive/somehow let hackers in that they will never do anything they're not entirely comfortable with in the first place. It's frustrating but hey, what can you do. If she really is interested though I'd recommend just showing her how google and youtube can collectively be used to find the answer to anything computer-related you want to do, no matter how simple.

Maybe find her a touch-type tutorial program too, it's the sort of thing that getting good at builds confidence since it looks so professional. I should really get back to those, I have to glance at the keyboard half the time and my backspace is worn down to a nub...

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