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Technology & Information / Does this look legit?
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:53:31 PM »
Hey hive mind,

I have a friend who is so bad with computers that she makes me look like Parsifal.  She had used a tech company in India names TeckPCSupport to help her printer and macbook compatible.  A year later a guy called unsolicited from the same company.  He had an Indian accent and his name is Tony Martin, and he said that her computer had been compromised and offered to help her work through it.  Her terminal app, under the control of Tony Martin pulled up the following message:



As she was telling me the story, a few things struck me as odd:
  • If she had been compromised, it is odd that her computer was being monitored by someone without her consent.
  • It seems odd that Terminal would say something specific as "Ransomware has been uploaded"

What do you guys think, was she swindled?

BREAKING NEWS: She called the tech company she had enlisted to fix her printer and gave them the number that Tony Martin had given her and they were like, "lol wut?  Nah, yoo got fuked"

If she just got scammed, is this a situation where she formats her computer and changes all her passwords?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Out of curiosity...
« on: August 26, 2018, 10:58:59 PM »
Thork decided to go full 4th Reich, and I am wondering if the mods considering moving his little outburst to AR?  I suppose the only rule it could be considered to contravene is the NSFW clause, but as I see it, it is hard to qualify as that.  Curious because it felt like his post was close to the line, but I am not sure if that is just my own personal feelings that he was being a twat.

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Technology & Information / Problem connecting to database?
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:58:47 PM »
Did anyone else have any issues with the site connecting to it's database this morning?  Was tech support farmed out to John Davis?

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Technology & Information / Soooo, I may have broken my laptop
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »
I stood up and my leg caught on the power cord of my thinkpad X201, dragging it off the desk and crashing to the floor. Now, whenever the power cord is plugged, the fan (I think it's the fan) squeaks, the laptop beeps repeatedly and the screen flickers. The laptop also will not boot if the power cord is plugged in.

The question is: how bad is it? The obvious follow up question is: do I bother fixing it, or shell out another $250 for a new one?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Moderator editing of community posts.
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:17:33 PM »
Just wondering what would cause a moderator to edit a community post, such as this one without notice?

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Technology & Information / GPU upgrade for X201
« on: February 25, 2017, 03:33:38 AM »
Hey ya'll.  I am looking to bump up my GPU on my Lenovo X201 so I can play a few games on it.  I tried researching what is compatible, but I can't really make heads or tails of it.  Anyone here know what GPUs might be compatible with my laptop?  Thanks for the help.

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Flat Earth Community / Cool Hard Logic - Testing Flattards - Part 1
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:27:56 PM »


Cool Hard Logic begins a 4 part series debunkning FE Theory.  Right off the bat, it looks like did not research much here, because he is missing some of the more sophisticated solutions to the problems he points out.  Still some good points are made and he is a funny dude.

Other than his derision of FEers, what do members think are the good/bad points he makes in this video?

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Science & Alternative Science / SETI Candidate
« on: August 30, 2016, 02:19:45 AM »
This is interesting:

http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=36248

They found a strong radio signal from a system with a known exo-planet, and the signal has no immediately known natural source.  SETI is going to continue to monitor it.  Spoiler Alert: It's the Vulcans.

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Flat Earth Community / Alright, 'fess up...
« on: June 15, 2016, 03:37:53 AM »
...who did it?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/flat-earth-debate-leads-to-fire-police-call-1.3634692

This guy brings Angry Noob to a whole new level.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Home Page Announcements
« on: June 11, 2016, 11:57:58 AM »
Would it be possible to change the post that is on the front page?  To have the home page constantly announcing the resignation of an admin is maybe not the most optimistic or attractive message.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / The Breitbart Crew
« on: May 31, 2016, 04:51:14 PM »
Late a couple of nights ago I learned about the existence of Milo Yiannopoulos and Ben Shapiro.  Really interesting characters, who I really expected not to like; except that I found myself agreeing with a number of their positions, idealogically at least. They have a strong message of self-responsibility, which I strongly agree with, even if they don't always apply it evenly.  I was surprised to learn that the gender wage gap was something of a myth as well.  I really appreciate the hardline approach they take on safe spaces/trigger warnings as an impediment to free speech and also the de-emotionalizing of race politics in the US.  That being said Ben Shapiro is an ungracious asshole, who does nothing to build bridges with people he purports to want to help, but that is not particularly important.

Does anyone know of any good criticism of these guys, or have anything they feel is important to balance out their positions?  I am looking around with some interest and will post any goodies I come across.

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Suggestions & Concerns / CN 404 error
« on: October 27, 2015, 06:59:56 PM »
Heya,

I am getting a 404 error whenever I try to navigate to CN.  I am using Firefox 41.02 on OSX.  Any ideas why my internet is broken?

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Technology & Information / My computer is a slut...
« on: June 17, 2015, 11:27:02 PM »
...and went gallivanting around torrents with no protection. Contracted some malware and I can't seem to shake it. I used McAfee and Malwarebytes to no avail. I can't even tell what malware I have. What is the next step before reformatting?

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Technology & Information / Laptop Advice
« on: June 17, 2015, 11:23:32 PM »
So I am looking to buy a laptop, preferably in the $300 range, but can go higher, just not sure how high yet.  I need it to run Quickbooks Pro 2015 and that is about it aside from some excel and interwebs... And Neverwinter Nights. Here are the system requirements for Quickbooks:

2.4 GHz processor minimum
2 GB RAM minimum
4x CD-ROM drive required for CD installations
Display optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
Best optimized for Default DPI setting (96 DPI or 100%). Additionally, medium DPI (120 DPI or 110%) is supported to ensure an optimal experience for 110% scaling.
2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
Additional software: 250 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.0 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
Additional requirements  for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings
Require minimum 2.0 GB Ram
Twice the size of the largest File set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+ā€¯Intuit\Intuit Data Protect"

Any recommendations on where to look and which manufacturer(s) might suit me best?

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Technology & Information / Router recommendation
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:15:17 AM »
Heya,

I just bought a wireless stereo system and went to plug it in to my router when I noticed it only has one Ethernet port. Looks like a need to get a new router if I want to have my internet network and this speaker system function simultaneously. Can anyone recommend a good off the shelf router preferably with great broadcast strength as my modem lives in our basement?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Cuba Opens Its Doors to the USA
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:57:52 PM »
How are Americans feeling about the impending opening of borders between Cuba and the USA?

Excited to see Havana or enjoy the beaches of Cayo Coco?

Hopefully Cubans can get access to some quality produce now because the food there is fucking terrible.

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Flat Earth Theory / Recent Experiments Proving a FE
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:01:16 PM »
Has there been an experiment done recently that demonstrates the Earth is disc-like rather than a spheroid?

I would be interested in seeing a write-up of any such experiment so it could be thoroughly discussed.

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Flat Earth Theory / AWT-Evidence?
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:59:16 PM »
I have never seen evidence for AWT posted on this site.  I would like any proponent of the hypothesis to present their evidence so it can be duly examined.

Thanks for your time.

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Flat Earth Theory / Discovery a challenge to UA?
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:32:04 PM »
http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=1309.msg21116#msg21116

Curious to know what FEers who do not subscribe to gravitation of any kind make of the article that DDDDats linked to.  Would this make you reconsider the existence of UA?

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