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  2. So, I downloaded and installed PotPlayer. I don't like the way it handles the play of DVDs when they are on a hard disk in .ISO format.
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  4. It definitely had an impact on me: I bought A VPN.
  5. Broughton

    Transporting HDD drives and portable drives

    I cannot help but feeling this topic blew out of proportions to the point of NSA countersurveillance for a few drives. I run drives for an MSP. Static bag, foam wrap and some cardboard gets it there functional.
  6. Mesud

    is cleaner safe

    Someone wrote that it is cleaner harmful to the computers Is it not right
  7. I think this is the stupidest comment I'll read today. It's nearly dinner time so your chances are good.
  8. Good point. I figure the less programs etc one uses, the lower the attack surface. so while there is no such thing as 100% security, as you already know, the trick is to get ones security high enough to where a person does not get hit with anything shady. p.s. but one thing I like on a desktop/laptop is Linux as just browsing the web with that makes one more secure since a large portion of shady stuff online targets Windows due to Windows has something like 87% of the market where as Linux is only around 2%. so while one is not totally immune from viruses using Linux, as Phishing attacks are not OS specific etc, it is noticeably safer for most when doing basic browsing online etc and should stay this way for the foreseeable future if for nothing else than Linux is off the radar as not enough people use it to grab the shady persons attention. so it's largely immune to viruses etc, at least currently.
  9. Exactly. PotPlayer x64 is the best on Windows. for Linux I use SMPlayer (I am using 'cuda' for GPU accelerated x264 video on SMPlayer as 'vdpau' seems to freeze my system after some time passes). I never understood the popularity of VLC as PotPlayer is just straight up snappier etc.
  10. "It has started disabling comments on videos featuring young kids and is also actively considering moving all kid-oriented videos from main YouTube app to the Kids app" Well, that needs to be cleaned up better too actually. That's what other YouTubers and communities have brought attention to actually... the whole "ElsaGate" thing. Can read about it here if you're not in the know (thumbnail might be lil nsfw).
  11. Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

    Transport for London is bringing 4G to the London Underground

    Same in Brussels Belgium. Still very tough to stay connected in trains, but subways have been ok with cell reception and 4g for so many years i can't even recall a time when it wasn't In montreal, they built cell towers underground! So you get full bars
  12. dead.cell

    Weekend PC Game Deals: Discounts from space and beyond

    Also, Kingdom Come: Deliverance comes with the Humble Bundle monthly subscription @ $12/mo. Basically just sub the one month, get the game, plus Surviving Mars and whatever else they offer for that month once it unlocks, vs. the $18 just for Kingdom Come by itself on GOG.
  13. Capture One Pro and DXOPhotolab are both good Tried them. Lightroom/PS still rules Affinity Photo is the near perfect Photoshop replacement. They also have an illustrator and indesign replacement. As for Adobe Lightroom, I have finally found a replacement. It is iOS13's built in photos app. And I am not kidding. It is the most powerful non-destructive photo editing software I have used that's built into any OS. Even more, it can do the same non-destructive editing with videos!!!
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  15. Microsoft patents advanced, multi-dimensional sensor device for wearables by Hamza Jawad Microsoft stopped selling its Band 2 fitness trackers back in 2016. Then, earlier this year, the tech giant's Health Dashboard and all its fitness tracking apps finally reached their end of life stage. Essentially, there have been no signs in the recent past that indicate Microsoft's plans to dabble further in fitness bands - at least on the hardware end. Now, a rather interesting new wearables-related technology has been patented by the Redmond firm - a device containing a multi-dimensional optical sensor to generate and output data regarding hemodynamics of users. Notably, the device is stated to be incorporable with wearables. Schematic illustrating an exemplary sensor device Microsoft believes that one-dimensional optical sensors used with conventional wearables in today's age may measure quantities inaccurately, and are quite limiting in their nature. For example, the motion of a walking user may often lead to such sensors reporting incorrect heart rates for said user. Furthermore, these sensors are unable to compute values for many other fitness-related metrics, that may actually be essential to certain users' health. For these reasons, the advance sensor device the tech giant proposes aims to not only address the inaccuracies in measurement, but also measure new hemodynamics - a term which refers to the dynamics of blood flow. Various measures of these dynamics that Microsoft has said the sensor will be able to detect and then display include arterial heart rate, pulse waveform, arterial stiffness, tissue pulse rate, arterial blood oxygenation, tissue oxygenation, and plenty more. Image taken by multi-dimensional sensor (left). The same image with enhanced contrast (right) With regards to the technology incorporated within the sensor device, a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor that generates images based on the data it collects may be utilized. Additionally, the device would include illuminators such as in the form of LEDs, which would illuminate the surface beneath users' skins. In this manner, the sensory would be able to capture reflections of arteries and veins. Correct placement with respect to these blood vessels can be confirmed, and the sensor device is resistant to motion, thus leading to more accurate data capturing. After detection and generation of images, the process circuitry receives these images and verifies the type of tissue captured. It then computes values related to the hemodynamics of a user, which may be useful in predicting medical conditions such as hypertension. Microsoft notes that the described device would be integrable with consumer-level devices such as wearables and mobile phones. Of course, there is no guarantee that the firm is currently working on, or plans to work on such a device in the future.
  16. Doesn't matter if code is open source or closed source, the problem is ###### code, and you get ###### code in all products - closed and open source. Just because a project is open source doesn't mean it has lower code quality. Also, a bug which can be exploited doesn't necesserally mean the code is ######, for example you hear weekly of gaping security vulnerabilities and priviledge escalations in windows, doesn't mean the code is bad just means there is so much damn code and one single method of doing things weirdly can lead to unexpected and untested results.
  17. UK ISPs stop issuing educational copyright infringement notices by Paul Hill A little over two years ago, internet service providers (ISPs) began issuing educational copyright infringement notices to users suspected of engaging in digital piracy to push them towards using legal services such as Netflix and Spotify. Now, notices under the Creative Content UK (CCUK) initiative have stopped being sent to copyright infringers. It’s not clear how much of an impact the programme had directly on people’s behaviour but while the scheme was running, around one million notices were issued and piracy had dropped by 26% during the period. While it’s likely the scheme would have had some impact on behaviour, the wider availability of content from legal sources would have also accounted for a large part of the shift. Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson for the CCUK Get it Right campaign said: “Having encouraged increased awareness of the value of genuine content and of its many legally available sources, in turn resulting in reduced infringing behavior, the Get it Right campaign is now moving to its next phase. The educational emails sent by ISPs upon detection of infringing file-sharing activity have served their purpose and are ceasing, with the focus instead increasing the broader engagement with fans based around their passion for music, TV, film and all other kinds of creative content.” Regarding the new approach mentioned by the CCUK spokesperson, official sources said that it’ll begin soon and will be focused on advertising and social media campaigns. With most people using websites like Facebook, CCUK will be able to target many people and even target their advertising to select groups of people that are more likely to pirate content. Source: TorrentFreak
  18. Using computers or smart phones are already an inherent security risk. Who here abandoned everything when Intel/AMD suffered Spectre issues? How about Chrome, Firefox, IE.. Edge when they suffered their perspective "high" level, remote code execution issues? How many people turned off their machines when Nvidia or AMD had driver issues that could cause security problems? Yesterday, it was released that 150M people have already given up their faces to FaceApp? Nothing wrong there? Panic if you must, but life will go on... besides, you might still be running something on your machine(s) that hasn't been revealed just yet.
  19. if you use other than MPC-BE or Potplayer for video viewing i think is something wrong with you...
  20. The game has quarterly releases with regular content and gameplay updates. Further, it is working towards longer term goals like Server Side Object Container Streaming, which will allow dramatically better performance and substantially more content. After that comes Server Meshing, which will allow players to effectively share a single server rather than the current cap of around 50 players per instance. Perhaps you should read up more about the game. "The hunter who chases two rabbits, catches neither one." They are chasing like 100 rabbits at the same time and the result, after 7 years, is really so-so. They would have focused on a single rabbit. Precisely what they are doing. Not 100 but one named Squadron 42, sharing all assets with Star Citizen, which is currently used to test all development and will become live (I.E. no wipe after patch). 7 Years from scratch and a few minutes video for Kickstarter purposes end of Nov. 2012
  21. You coulda just stopped right there, my answer was no.
  22. SnoopZ

    Vivaldi 2.6.1566.49

    Still loving this browser after switching a while back!
  23. Google and YouTube are reportedly being fined millions for collecting data on children by Muhammad Jarir Kanji A report by The Washington Post suggests the FTC has found Google and YouTube to be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prohibits websites from collecting data on children under 13 years of age without the consent of their parents. The investigation was the result of complaints to the agency going as far back as 2015, and the investigation was revealed to the public back in June due to reporting by The Washington Post. Now, it seems the agency has come to a settlement with Google. The agency will be charging Google a multimillion-dollar fine, though the exact amount of the fine was not disclosed by The Washington Post's sources. The committee adjudicating on the matter was seemingly divided on the subject, with three Republicans in favour of the settlement and two Democrats opposed to it. While the amount of the fine may not be much of an inconvenience for the tech giant with its billion-dollar revenues, it could potentially set a precedent that would lead the company into more legal trouble in the future. It could also be quite precarious for other tech companies, who may also find themselves in the FTC's crosshairs over the same concerns. Perhaps in an attempt to avert any future legal action against it, Google has been in the process of making changes to its policies pertaining to kids' usage of its services for a while now. It has started disabling comments on videos featuring young kids and is also actively considering moving all kid-oriented videos from main YouTube app to the Kids app, which is designed for use by children. Source: The Washington Post via Engadget
  24. I asked this before as well and got ripped apart ("How can you be exploited if you don't run it?") I meant the vulnerable software is on the system so can it be called and then taken advantage of.
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