All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. If I pee on my laptop and then throw paint on it... and post it to a questionable website, I will call it art. I will then sell said laptop for 2 million. Ante up?
  3. Rather embarraskin leak, that - NSA HQ is less than twenty miles south of Baltimore city (via the B-W Parkway, US 1, or I-95).
  4. xMorpheousx416

    1903 v145 and SoundBlaster Z

    Here's what you can try. Having the latest version of their driver handy, go into Device manager. Remove Sound Blaster from the list, but don't remove the software. Go into Windows Sound. Just type: sound in the start menu, open Sound Settings. Set the system to 5.1 and test it. If you have all speakers up.. reinstall the SB drivers, use the Repair option. Restart when done. Keep in mind, these issues I have had, surround (no pun intended) the Z series card. Not Zx or ZxR. Not sure if the core drivers are different... similar to say, the same Nvidia release works on a 610, 650Ti, 750, and above series cards, but different features may be installed for each type. On that subreddit, I joined in as Charvelx04.
  5. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Racist much? Can you disprove his comment? The Chinese culture has different ethics than the western world. The Chinese believe the ends justify the means, regardless of how dishonorable it is [e.g. stealing tech which they do all the damn time]. It's not racist to point out a stereotype that exists because they literally ######ing do it every day. Can you civilized Westerners now justify the killings of 1M Iraqis b/c of the FUD called WMD? I am ready to hear excuses.
  6. I don't really know of any modern smart phones nor have I ever seen a modern smart phone which has direct video out cables. Though I would imagine that there are USB-C to HDMI (or display port) adapters out there that would fit your needs. As far as the USB 2.0, how often do you (or even the modern consumer) transfer things via cable to a phone these days? 99% of my phone's data transfer is done wirelessly. USB 3.0 is not an essential feature on a phone. Lastly, stock android is and has always been my preference. It's predictable, easy to use and not bloated with functionalities or assistants I neither want nor care about. The only other interfaces that have won me over even slightly was the old Android Razer smartphone and HTC (until I got tired of their UI and used a new launcher to switch it to stock Android). Stock android is perfectly usable, and getting security updates and new features faster than any other Android phone is essential to me. If I don't like the UI, I can always change it. But I won't ever have to worry about bloatware from some carrier or OEM clogging up my phone. This is obviously all preference, but to me it just sounds like you're dissing this phone in an effort to justify a likely $800+ phone purchase. If I need to get a new phone anytime soon, I'll be looking at these. $700+ is far too much for a device that sits on my desk inactive for 80% of my day. Too true, Emn1ty - too true. The phone the 3a XL replaced as a planned purchase (for me) was the Galaxy S10e - which is $700+USD. While it has no notch, it's still pricier than the 3a XL. And while it gets plain vanilla Android out of the box, since I'm not on Verizon Wireless, I can run any AOSP ROM that has a build for it - and a lot do. (Further - thanks to the now much-wider availability of said phone, I expect AOSP builds for the 3a XL to increase - not drop. In fact, my favorite AOSP ROM from back in the day - Dirty Unicorns - has a Release Candidate build for it - right now. (It's already both rootable AND TWRPable - only the former of which is possible with my current smartphone - and is a GPB to even do.) That means I could even scratch the self-maintainer itch I've had since I had a Galaxy Nexus back in the day - practically from the jump. That AND sane pricing? Note that the camera doesn't enter into it at all. I call it the Sane Smartphone for reasons having diddly to do with the camera.
  7. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Keep repeating a falsehood, until monkeys believe it is the truth
  8. They are just showing their power to be an economic hitman. Nothing else. USA cry for dictatorships in other countries, however, it is doing exactly the same thing at world level. Such a shame
  9. "Once the auction is over and a buyer has been established, the computer’s ports and internet functionalities will be disabled." I'm sure there's more security behind it. Such as encrypting that drive to only work within that system. I remember the ILOVEYOU virus. It hit a majority of the computers at my work. I noticed that a few jpg files were renamed with different icons, so unplugged the machine. The network was down for most of the day, until IT brought everything back up via the servers.
  10. An artist is selling a laptop containing six of the world's most dangerous malware by Namerah Saud Fatmi Guo O Dong, a Chinese internet artist has put up a very interesting laptop for sale online. Duly christened "The Persistence of Chaos", the old Samsung laptop isn't your average used PC - it's running some of the deadliest computer viruses in existence. Totalling up to six in number, the pieces of malware have caused damages measuring up to $95 billion over the course of their collective existence. For safety purposes, the computer has been isolated and air-gapped to prevent the malware it contains from spreading. The infected laptop was created in collaboration with DeepInstinct, a privately owned New York-based cybersecurity company. The highly destructive collection of cyberweapons is currently available for purchase to the highest bidder in an online auction with a minimum bid of $1,200,750. Buyers can view the laptop in real-time as it is being streamed live on the auction's website. And what exactly will the buyer get for his/her money? The answer: an air-gapped Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook running Windows XP SP3 and six deadly viruses, a power cord and a restart script. Since the sale of malware for operational purposes is illegal in the U.S., the Samsung laptop is being sold as a "piece of art" or for academic reasons. Once the auction is over and a buyer has been established, the computer’s ports and internet functionalities will be disabled. Here is a detailed list of the six pieces of malware contained within the laptop: ILOVEYOU - The virus was distributed via email and file sharing, affected 500,000+ systems and caused $15B in damages total, with $5.5B in damages being caused in the first week. MyDoom - Potentially commissioned by Russian e-mail spammers, MyDoom was one of the fastest spreading worms. It's projected that this virus caused $38B in damages. SoBig - SoBig was a worm and trojan that circulated through emails as viral spam. This piece of malware could copy files, email itself to others, and could damage computer software/hardware. This piece of malware caused $37B in damages and affected hundreds of thousands of PCs. WannaCry - WannaCry was an extremely virulent ransomware cryptoworm that also set up backdoors on systems. The attack affected 200,000+ computers across 150 countries, and caused the NHS $100M in damages with further totals accumulating close to $4B. DarkTequila - A sophisticated and evasive piece of malware that targeted users mainly in Latin America, DarkTequila stole bank credentials and corporate data even while offline, incurring damages worth millions to many users. BlackEnergy - BlackEnergy 2 uses sophisticated rootkit/process-injection techniques, robust encryption, and a modular architecture known as a "dropper". It was used in a cyber attack that prompted a large-scale blackout in Ukraine in December 2015. Artist Guo O Dong described his hazardous creation as “a kind of bestiary — a catalogue of historical threats”. He described the ideology behind his project: “We have this fantasy that things that happen in computers can’t actually affect us, but this is absurd. Weaponized viruses that affect power grids or public infrastructure can cause direct harm.” Dong went on to state that the WannaCry virus serves as the perfect example of how cyber attacks can cause physical harm. He said: “WannaCry ... caused the [UK’s National Health Service] the equivalent of $100 million in damages and led to the cancellation of tens of thousands of doctors’ appointments. It is not a leap to say this caused significant human harm, though it might be hard to pinpoint the effects exactly down to the patient.” At the time of writing, the highest bid for the Samsung laptop capable of incredible amounts of physical and financial damage stands at $1,200,749, with approximately one day and ten hours left for the auction to conclude. Source: The Persistence of Chaos via The Verge
  11. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Racist much? Can you disprove his comment? The Chinese culture has different ethics than the western world. The Chinese believe the ends justify the means, regardless of how dishonorable it is [e.g. stealing tech which they do all the damn time]. It's not racist to point out a stereotype that exists because they literally ######ing do it every day. Disprove his racist comment? No, we are all on the same page that it was racist. How is it racist? Because he called out the Chinese? People with your poor ability to comprehend reality and properly debate are the reason that President Trump will win a re-election [and Brexit will eventually happen]. BTW, Chinese is not a race, asian is. Try again. Chinese are? Asians. Try again. I’ve had this idiotic conversation with you in the past. You aren’t any better than the poster. If you and the poster in question are feeble minded that you need to tar an entire people with the same brush, expect kickback.
  12. What they go with doesn't really matter to me, it's the program itself that matters... but if I'm going to be nit picky, please stay with a blue icon of some sort. I'm really not wild about teal.
  13. UK is the lackey of US It's what happens when your assess get kicked by the US twice (American Revolution, War of 18212), then saved in WWII.
  14. How are the US going to win 5G? Five companies sell 5G radio hardware and 5G systems for carriers: Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Samsung, and Ericsson, The US won't win 5G because we suck at life everywhere across the country when it comes to telecom and internet. Not having 5G might be a chance for the FCC to somehow improve our communications systems here and iron out our most basic problems. I won't hold my breath though because the government is incompetent at all levels below the President [at this current time in history].
  15. China is Huawei and the chinese are stealing tech and pirating everything. If Huawei is getting this beat-down.... its because they are chinese Racist much? Can you disprove his comment? The Chinese culture has different ethics than the western world. The Chinese believe the ends justify the means, regardless of how dishonorable it is [e.g. stealing tech which they do all the damn time]. It's not racist to point out a stereotype that exists because they literally ######ing do it every day. Disprove his racist comment? No, we are all on the same page that it was racist. How is it racist? Because he called out the Chinese? People with your poor ability to comprehend reality and properly debate are the reason that President Trump will win a re-election [and Brexit will eventually happen]. BTW, Chinese is not a race, asian is. Try again.
  16. adrynalyne

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    Probably the charger. The Mustangs of that era are duds. Market value isn’t far from that.
  17. Cyber criminals are using a stolen NSA tool to carry out digital attacks in Baltimore by Namerah Saud Fatmi Back in April 2017, a hacking group known as Shadow Brokers leaked a set of hacking tools targeted at Windows systems allegedly stolen from inside the National Security Agency (NSA). One of these tools was "EternalBlue", a vulnerability which has since been used to carry out multiple large scale ransomware attacks around the world including the infamous "Wannacry" and "Petya" attacks in May and June of 2017. Now, The New York Times reports that the leaked hacking tool called EternalBlue has resurfaced, and this time it's being used to carry out cyber attacks in Baltimore and a few other cities in the U.S. According to security experts, the number of attacks based on EternalBlue is skyrocketing, with victims across the United States. Apparently, the city of Baltimore has been under siege for the last three weeks at the hands of cyber criminals who are using the NSA's own creation to attack the organization's home turf. Reports suggest that thousands of PCs owned by the local government have been subjected to malware and digital attacks, causing complete chaos. Government systems such as email are broken-down, due to which services such as bill payment, health alerts, and buying homes are all unavailable to the local residents. The ransomware attacks carried out in 2017 enabled by the stolen EternalBlue vulnerability targeted over 70 countries, including the U.K., Turkey, France, Spain and the U.S. Although Microsoft had released security patches to fix the vulnerability beforehand, many users had still not updated their devices, leaving them at risk. The Baltimore attack is similar in nature, and asks for a $100,000 ransom in Bitcoin to unlock affected files. City officials have refused to pay, though some services have been restored through the use of workarounds. As of right now, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have both refused to comment on the ongoing cyber attacks in Baltimore. Source: The New York Times
  18. Today
  19. Jimmy1

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    ...
  20. Jimmy1

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    I have no idea becuase you dont know how other owners treated it. it is just luck at this point. which is something I wish for you. personally, I would find whatever the equivalent of 98 top the line manual Nissan maxima that I got in 2003 for 8k. which is the reason your price seems absurd to me... 13 year old American car for 7 large??? just does not compute to me.... I guess the market is different now... but I am sure it depends on you location too... it is a nice ride though so go for it. you only live once
  21. BonaparteWannaBe

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    Would you recommend a charger as a first car to take care of and maintain. I need to last 4 years so if its not a dud is 4 years achievable? I meant which would you recommend in the price range?
  22. Jimmy1

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    get the charger rather then mustang... would be my advice to myself if I were you ;) it is an awesome car myself I got a manual transmission (Japanese though) as my first car to make sure I learn it forever and dont be stuck when I travel the world in future as a lot of countries are mostly manual. either way, hope you dont get a dud and that you enjoy your new ride!
  23. BonaparteWannaBe

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    So I think can do 18-19 if I drive well and practice driving evenly (I believe not accelerating and decelerating too much is the key from what I've seen)
  24. adrynalyne

    2006 dodge charger R/T at 150k miles

    18 for RT, 20 for SXT. That’s combined city and highway and will vary depending on driving habits. For example, my car is rated at 18 combined but I only drive city and get 19-20. Dunno. You looking for a muscle car? Right off the bat, the charger has a more useable backseat. The Mustang backseats are useless.
  25. Video over cable - not a feature I've used - ever. (Therefore a non-factor.) Notification LED - can be worked around (in fact, LineageOS - which is AOSP - has a designed-in workaround for it). There's a LOT more to Pixel devices than the camera (in fact, the camera has exactly nothing to do with why I want one). What is the LOS workaround for LED absence? Not a pressing concern just yet with my Pixel 2, but I had a Pixel 3 for a few weeks and this was a pain point. Always-on display is a nice idea, but I'd really prefer a more opportunistically-on display (off in DND/while charging/no notifications/etc), and a splash of colour for the notifications wouldn't go amiss. It's nothing that can't be done with the right software, but AOD seems to be the single most uncustomizable part of Android right now, even in AOSP-based ROMs. I really do have to give props to Samsung for their proprietary implementation of it, and the flexibility in control their version allows. Or, maybe, we could just keep the LED? It's cheap as dirt and does the job just fine. They can even shine right through an OLED panel so those with the strange bezel-less display obsession needn't be perturbed.
  1. Load more activity
  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?

    Sign Up