What MacBook Pro year/model should I get?
Now that Seagate isn't entirely garbage, why are we not exclusively buying HITACHI and HGST drives?
that's an interesting chart. backblaze's usage is typically a lot different from consumer usage though right? i think they just write data to the drive and then let it sit idle until their backups need to be rebuilt.
should i get the surfacebook, ipad pro, or cintiq companion? which one is better?
ITT: we post solutions to tech problems that should not have worked
>wifi really slow (3-4 mbs), using a usb dongle
>mess around with .conf files and such, nothing works
>try a different dongle, nothing
>on a whim, put dongle about 3 feet away from computer using a usb extension cord
>speed is immediately 15-20 mbs
Not that odd of a fix but I wanted to post.
>buy EVGA meme-psu
>psu starts werrrrrrring as I first boot
>werrrrrrrrrring stops, becomes silent
>this was over a year ago
>not one sound since.
>Microsoft wont stop trying to nag me to update to windows
> have to put up with crappy icon taking my ram can't get rid of it without shady registry program that is probably spyware with a undetectable.
> have to manually install windows updates so windows 10 won't download without my premission and waste my bandwidth., forget to manually install updates,leaving me the chance of getting a virus from 0-day exploit.
> cant use malwarebytes pro key without it getting blacklisted from malwarebytes
> cant use free anti virus without it taking resources or spying on me like windows 10, or popuping me to death.
> cant use firefox,firefox dosen't care. takes to much ram. freezes on websites. much slower then chrome, mozilla won't fix it. sucks have to use chrome faster, low addon support/possible bottsnet
>implying you would want to use windows 10 over an older better version without all the jewing and botnet
So, /g/ my sister got me this for Christmas, because "hey anon, you're into computers, right?" and I've thought up a use for it.
I want totally portable Linux.
Basically, since this fucker fits in my pocket, I want to see if this is possible. I just wanna plug it into some random computer and have it work, any tips for doing that? I'm tempted to go Arch Linux, but I'm not sure if that's what I want or if that's the exact opposite.
Also, because this would be pretty easy to steal, I'd like to protect it as best I can, is there anything I can do beyond full disk encryption?
And fuck... I might as well ask, is the thing actually even any good? I know you can get some pretty shit hard drives, and I'm not too familiar with the brands.
Best is to have 2 partitions. NTFS first, linux/extX whatever second. Windows gives up if the first partition isn't recognized so this way you get a portable hard drive with a linux bootable on it.
>saw arch linux meme
no go with ubuntu and go through its installation, partition the drive as above then it will pretend it is a regular hard drive. make sure you set the boot flag correctly if it doesn't.
seagate and WD are fine just remember if the drive fails it may have only been the bay and interface board and not the drive. Unless it is one of those with the permanently soldered ones in which case you are fucked.
What Processor(s) do you use/own?
Which are you using on your main PC's boot drive?
HALP /g/ Is It time to switch to ATI ?
store near me has a Gtx960 2gb for $210 and it also has a R9 380 4BG for $260
is the R9 performance worth the extra cost and also are ATI drivers good now ? I seem remember Nvidia always had better drivers
And would 4BG of video ram make that much difference on a 42inch TV than 2GB
also I have a 500Watt power suppy is it enough for the R9? would it take more power than my gtx760
Unless you are doing video editing, you don't need a ssd which dies in half a year.
>Fslling for the SSD meme
> Steam is unethical because of DRM and not being free as in freedom -> have getting any players on your indie game
Just curious is there such a thing as a successful free as in freedom game? A lot of what Richard Stallman advocates sounds like it would make computing extremely difficult, especially for a gamedev.
Quick question, when looking at HWMonitor, I have a different temp for "CPU" and for "FX-8350." What's the difference? Which should I monitor when watching my cpu temp?
as far as i know, AMD CPUs don't have real temperature sensors anymore. the bottom one is some computed value that has basically nothing to do with reality. the top one is a sensor on the motherboard, near the CPU. in the socket i think.
I'm sick of getting the notification and I'm curious at this point if it's any better from when it first came out (Less glitches, any faster?) And what pros and cons there are compared to 7.
Should I do it?
With Win10, Microsoft will LITERALLY have unrestricted access to ALL of your files. They will also collect all of your usage statistics.
Only the absolute dumb of the dumbest install Windows 10 on their computers.
I am not even exaggerating.
I'm not that anon but Windows 10 deleted a patch to crack some software that I use. Without a notice the .exe is no longer there, nice tactic to make paid software develop for windows.
Two things I want to ask:
I picked up a wireless card + pcie x1 adapater for it but it does nothing and makes my video card error out (flicking fans) when it's set on the board
Is it fucked /g/? Can my board not take it? I have an ASUS H87-M+
Also trying to find decent software to monitor network usage/implement data caps
Nah. My old motherboard got rekt so I can't test anything.
Haven't yet tried switching the screws on the adapter. There were two long screws that came with it for mounting the full-to-half bracket, then two short screws that came with the card. The long screws didn't sit completely in the adapter, and then made the bracket rise a bit above the adapter when screwed to the card. I would've thought the plate would need to contact the screw holes for it to ground right, but all it does is make it sit awkward.
250 gig SSD and 16 gig ram
or 8 gig ram and 500 gig SSD?
which would you pick?
note; 1 tb hardrive available