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My fucking computer exploded wtf?

Turned on my desktop computer just now, then there was a loud pop and a tiny bit of smoke. Goddamn now I got to figure out what part that was. Hope it didn't brick all the parts. Didn't even know they could do that.


What OS, and was it custom built or prefab?


probably capacitor that got too much voltage or smthn


Probably the PSU, I had some die on me like that before.


sounds like a capacitor in the power supply blew up. it happens. buy a new PSU

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Why do people like books, still? All the reasons seem dumb/spooked and highly feels-based to me:

> i just like the feel man
> books smell good dude
> you can like actually hold them and stuff
> wow like sit under a tree bro (e-readers let you do this)
> you can make notes in the margins (e-readers let you do this)
>muh physical bookmark

<a library of 10,000 books will require an entire dedicated room at least, but can fit on a thumb drive in ebook formats
<can't search text quickly and easily
<can't get rid of other peoples notes
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because its less easy to get distracted than on a computer where you can just open up youtube and shit


Ereaders suck and computers are full of digital heroin.


The same book can educate generation after generation if stored properly.
The programmed obsolescence of your shitty e reader will only let you use it for a decade or two, if the blue light doesn't fuck up your eyes and completely claim your very ability to read before that.


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Meanwhile people are still archiving 8-inch floppies that even today mostly hold their data.


>mostly hold their data

wow impressive

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Are USB chargers with multiple ports safe to use? Are the USB ports isolated from each other or can they communicate if they're able to transfer data? If it depends on the product, how do I verify this?


Try connecting to a usb stick through it


i think cheap usb hubs can have this problem but not power bricks

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i hang around the end page of boards here to do some archiving. My problem is that i have this ocd-adhd (idk what it is) thing that makes it so that it's impossible to archive thing since everytime i open my own file i always worry (and believe) that i deleted something from said file or edit said file or mess it. is there any software that could help ? a software or something that could prevent me from deleting or messing or editing the file ?
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You don't want checksums (they can be slow), you want CRC.


If you're really worried, just back up your folder. You can try time machine, or something for windows. Also sometimes the file system you use can be used to keep snapshots, like APFS, btrfs, not sure about windows.

With that, you don't have to worry about losing your data.


im learning to use linux


can i use Arc if i already get used to using MX-Linux ?


Virtual Machines is a way to find out without having to commit.

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I am currently on a tight budget (Broke uygha alert) whilst looking for a new mini PC. Due to being broke, i'm leaning towards buying an intel I3-1220P NUC since it's cheaper and has thunderbolt, but given recent events with Israel, would it be worthwhile to consider getting a more expensive AMD mini PC instead (since only the newer AMD mini PCs come with thunderbolt)?
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What is your budget? Start there.


Intel has been on 14nm process for the.last 6 generations. Latest intel processor is slower than their previous generation. "e-cores" are a meme.

AMD Ryzen is the way to go. You can get a used ryzen 5 3600 for cheap.


Also, will buying intel over AMD negatively impact Palestine?


unironically buy second hand, I know you don't trust them, but you can always flash both bootloader and OS to stay on the safe side.Off lease thinkpads are to die for.


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Talk about why every single site except reddit and fbi.gov has been complete and utterly abandoned.

>Interesting things going on

Browsers are all forcing https by default. On the surface this sounds like a good idea but in reality it's part of a larger plan of control.
Website owners are now at the mercy of the cert authorities. Host something they dont like? you cert gets revoked and now your site wont load on 99% of web browsers.
you have been shutdown.

>What is the dead internet theory?

Dead internet is partly caused by a generational problem, zoomers just want to be where they're friends are. it's understandable, we even did the
same back in the 2000s. everyone was on AIM and myspace. The only difference is those platforms actually did allow free speech back then. now the
internet has become more centralized and a handful of big corps run it all. they are in charge of what gets said on their platforms. not you.

>big techs goal

Big tech is fighting a future war. They know the young are the future. It’s about indoctrination. They are building their vision for the future. A dumbed down controlled population.

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the boomer wojak meme literally started as "the 30-year-old boomer"


Plenty of forums I lurked in the 2010s are ghost towns now


>500 people used to post here…


>our so-called webmasters… prostituted us to google… destroyed our communities… our fandoms… our dignity. Our posts have been deleted from our soil.


> The only difference is those platforms actually did allow free speech back then
No they didn’t, fuck off

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I am thinking of doing a video project based around news and history from a leftist slant in the format of 'shorts', as seen on tiktok and on youtube. Can anyone recommend what the best direction is in regards to the best Text-to-Voice softwares and projects out there in terms of narration?
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Have a look at the FestVox project (http://festvox.org/) or the carnival gui (https://carnival.sourceforge.net/).


Thank you anon. I'll try these out and see if they are good enough for a product. :)
I have no idea and don't really care. It would not be very useful if so.


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As far as TTS goes, elevenlabs is the platinum standard. Fantastic, ultra realistic (99% of the time anyway) voices. Has free and paid versions.

Capcut is free, has a web version, and automatically makes text to captions


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thansk! I did not have much luck before but i will try these too!
There is so much low quality content that utilizes TTS on youtube that still gets a lot of views, it is kind of insane.
Probably the market will be saturated soon but i think it seems a good idea to get in whilst can.


TTS sounds horrible, use your voice. I hate the spongebob sounding one from TT especially


I had to buy some train ticket the other day, and the website let me do it without needing an account, it just emailed me a pdf of the ticket that I showed to the conductor from my phone using a random pdf reader from F-Droid. Why can't everything be this convenient, why do everything else force you to register and account and download their malware ridden apps just to do something so simple?
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>For buses and tram you have to download the app and scan some qr code while boarding
That's different than a plane ticket.


I give them a 2e coin and say my destination


Some time ago I had to buy some computer parts, I looked online, put the thing I needed into the virtual "shopping cart", and when I tried to pay it asked me if I wanted to log in, register, or continue as a guest. I clicked to continue, filled in the billing stuff, paid by card… and then got an email that everything is in order and they thank me for buying there and oh by the way, they made an account for me, here's my password.

Why let me buy stuff without registration if buying automatically registers me?? If I knew it would do that I would have just bought the thing in person.


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Amtrak anon?


buses here let you put coins into a machine

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<I once rolled out emergency patches for millions of people by posting the game files in D1scord and copy-pasting that link
<So this is basically the worst news I've ever heard
What's funnier than d1scord being a complete shitshow is the batallion of braindead imbeciles who thought using an impermanent chat protocol as a filehost or as ANY sort of info preservation was a good idea. And then, beyond all expectations, you have these motherfuckers
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It can be tough to get people to switch to less harmful alternatives.


’d like to interject for a moment…

…What you’re referring to as windows, is in fact, NSA/windows, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, NSA plus Windows. Windows is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning NSA system made useful by the NSA corelibs, spyware and data collection system components comprising a full surveillance system.

Many computer users run a modified version of the NSA system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of the NSA data collection system which is widely used today is often called Windows, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the NSA system, developed by the NSA.

There really is a Windows, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Windows is the piece of trash: the program in the system that steals the system resources from the other programs that you run. This piece of crap is an essential part of an NSA system, but useless in practice; it can only function in the context of a complete NSA system. Windows is normally used in combination with the NSA surveillance system: the whole system is basically NSA with Windows added, or NSA/Windows. All the so-called Windows systems are really distributions of NSA/Windows!


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But there's no bait and switch, people were doing this precisely expecting this to force fbi.gov to take such measures. This is (albiet stupid) direct action working.
Oh thank god linux won't have to deal with Agent Kochinskioids.


>person whose entire life is dedicated to grifting through a computer acts like using linux is some high maintenance thing
LMAO'ing rn


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i'm a boomer but for some reason i don't feel nostalgia for old technology. hard drives suck, floppies sucked, optical media sucked, computers were noisy af, CRTs were bulky and burned your retinas. i probably only miss the games. and windows 2000 was nice i guess.
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yeah, i just emulate stuff and use shaders for recreating the CRT look


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Most retro collectors upgrade their old rigs with solid state devices that emulate harddrives and floppies. Yet they do like hot rodding these old rigs and making them sing as it is a fraction of the cost of getting impressive modern over clocked hardware and you can get massive gains.


as always nostalgia is really just pining for youth. as a boomer, OP would have been a grown-ass adult when these things first got on the scene. no wonder there's little nostalgia for shitty tech
and yeah there were some dope games. even on the PC, the DOS era was immensely creative. there was a lot of shit too of course, we only remember the good stuff
amiga people are something special


don't come calling the next time you need a game with it's original ost. plus computers still sound like vacuum cleaners at high stress.


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The biggest thing that changed was users were far less babied in the beginning. A bunch of users early on looked at how expensive word processors were and simply cloned Electric Pencil themselves thus why you have hundreds of cheap knock offs all very similar as users just programmed their own word processor so they didn't have to pay $100 for one then they turned around and put it on the market. Also why you had the dos war on the TRS-80 as instead of just dealing with TRS-Dos being shit the users base just wrote their own improved clone and again put it on the market. I mean back in the late 70s the idea of a computer that shipped without a programming language and machine code monitor packed in was unthinkable.

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