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    Why is crypto so complicated?

    My God, all I want to do is buy some goddamned Shiba Inu. Can't I throw my $100 down the toilet without getting a PHD first? I created an account on binance. I linked up a transfer method. I put in $100. I bought $100 worth of bitcoin, which immediately started losing value (lol), of course...
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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    It's nice when a journey of a thousand steps fails on step #1; gets it over with quickly and painlessly. It's when step #999 is the point of failure that I get mad. I'm leaning toward the suggestion of just buying a used laptop and installing linux. But then on second thought that's based on a...
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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    I can handle research, too. The first time I looked at doing this it seemed pretty daunting, but maybe I was just being a wuss, or maybe I'm just more motivated now. I'm definitely willing to open the case, and to do more than a few clicks - thanks for the reply.
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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    I probably have one laying around. If not, I should, so I can definitely do that. Thanks. And I may hit you up for that help. But I can usually handle semi-complicated. Edit: is a micro SD card good enough? I just bought a 256gb SanDisk. But I guess maybe not, if the idea is to boot from USB...
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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    It was a gift. But from what I gather, it's a total crapshoot if you can linux a chromebook; some it's easy, others hard, etc. As for why a chromebook, well, they are pretty cheap, relatively speaking.
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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    i own an acer chromebook 15 cb3-532. I am beyond fed up with stasi/google's bullshit. I don't like the dependency this thing has on the play store. i don't like how inherently insecure it (the play store) is. i don't like google. i don't like sergei brin. i don't like larry page. i don't like...
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    Music. on a pc. then to a phone.

    Okay, so I tried just copy-pasting mp3s from my PC to my phone plugged in via USB, then used AIMP to create a playlist from the folder and played it over my speaker. It was relatively painless. I still don't see what's so friggin' hard about a player that will let me transfer my hard work and...
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    Music. on a pc. then to a phone.

    spotify: login to your account *fills in username and password, hits enter* spotify: that username or password are incorrect. *clicks "resend password" link, fills in email, hits enter* spotify: "that email is not associated with any account *(knows that's goddamned horseshit because he...
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    Need remote access that hosts on W10, clients on Chromebook (or linux (beta)), and lets me remote in to sign-in page on W10.

    Yeah I think I got it working okay, but didn't check to see if it will let me remote in when host is at login screen.
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    Need remote access that hosts on W10, clients on Chromebook (or linux (beta)), and lets me remote in to sign-in page on W10.

    Whelp, no sooner had I posted this and tried to install TV again and the third time was the charm because I got it working now, sign out sign back in and all. Hopefully all the settings will stick and it'll just work from here on out, because I won't have much ability to troubleshoot as I'll be...
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    Need remote access that hosts on W10, clients on Chromebook (or linux (beta)), and lets me remote in to sign-in page on W10.

    I used TeamViewer for years and really liked it, not least because of how well it did unattended access, right down to letting me log in to my W7 PC from the password prompt, restart or sign out without getting dropped and then sign in past the password prompt, etc. Unfortunately, I can't get it...
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    2-pane File Explorer replacement that doesn't sacrifice functionality

    I mean that generally, but the specific feature I was testing for was the address bar. You know, This PC> System (C:)>your>directory>here>blablabla. It's actually kind of hot shit in File Explorer. At least, compared to every...single...supposed...Explorer...replacement...I...tried. I tried like...
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    I uninstalled Brave. Too many problems, plus sync is kaput now, has been for a while. Ever tried getting bookmarks out of Brave mobile? Uninstalled in disgust after that.
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    All free versions; Avast Free, Malwarebytes Free, Superantispyware Free. I deleted the .bat I used, but I happened to still have the tab I DLed it from open in Chrome: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-rebuild-icon-cache-windows-10-a.html :D
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    Again, this is weird. At this point my plan is to back up my system once my malware and virus software is done scanning/removing, and I've finished a bit of cleanup; then, reinstall w10 from disc. And wait 50 years as the fresh install slogs through all the updates. I guess I could burn a fresh...
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    Should've mentioned that I tried rebuilding the icon cache already. Tho' the extent of my efforts was double-clicking a bat file I got from TenForums, or some such place. (LoL, your link is to TenForums, so it's better than long odds that I just used the downloadable form of the one you linked...
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    This is weird. No matter what I try to install, it doesn't add the folder menu, program shortcut, etc., to the Start Menu. I mean I just reinstalled Windows a couple weeks ago, not counting the two months I just spent in hospital with my rig powered down. Was still reinstalling essentials so I...
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    sfc /scannow /pedant
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    they disappeared from alphabetical list and from start menu, if they were pinned there
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    I just reinstalled Avast Antivirus, Malewarebytes, and Superantispyware a couple days ago and they all gave me a clean bill of health. Just now I restarted (windows 10 current) and 3/4 of my start menu shortcuts were gone (the apps are all still there). I tried reinstalling a couple of the...
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    Pushbullet - get all notifications collated into single file?

    Figured out a way to do this. You have to use the browser (or Chrome) version of Pushbullet, because you can use CTRL-A to select everything in the browser version, but not in the Windows app. Just keep scrolling up and hitting "show more," or whatever it says, until you have the full page. Then...
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    Windows 10 - Turn off video preview

    My mistake, this is a QTTabBar default setting, not a W10 issue. If you go into QTTabBar Options>Preview you can turn it off.
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    Windows 10 - Turn off video preview

    I had to reinstall W10 recently, and by default File Explorer plays a preview of any video file on mouseover. I absolutely loathe this but nothing I do disables it. I've tried so many different methods (file exploder settings, registry, system>advanced>performance (or whatever it is), etc.,) but...
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    Pushbullet - get all notifications collated into single file?

    I've been trying, but my googlefu has been failing me. I just spent like 6 weeks in hospital and my only device was my not-so-great smartphone. I pushed hundreds and hundreds of links to pushbullet. Now I'm back home and have my desktop up and running (including windows version of pushbullet)...
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    Web browser that will save images without all the BS

    I mean, when you think about it, every browser does this bass-ackwards. Software, which people typically don't download frequently or in batches, is hassle-free and goes right to the user's selected downloads folder. But images, of which users tend to download by the metric fuckload far more...
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    Web browser that will save images without all the BS

    Yeah I want a "don't bug me" option, for when I'm downloading lots of images.
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    Web browser that will save images without all the BS

    I have tried Chrome Brave Edge Opera Vivaldi and Firefox. Not one of them actually does what the settings of each one offers, which is to let me save friggin images WITHOUT looking at a "save as" dialog for every image downloaded. Anyone know how to get that done? "Save image as" in the...
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    My New SSD drive from BHPhoto appears to have been used before?

    Public Service Announcement, don't buy anything from these photo/camera stores in Brooklyn. They're all shady. B&H is in Manhattan, but they're cut from the same cloth.
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    10-15' mini HDMI extension cord?

    Mini HDMI type c female on one end, Mini HDMI type c male on the other end, 10 to 15' long? I bought this friggin' Gaomon pen display and it's got alligator arms. And I can't find an extension cord on Amazon or Newegg.
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    Desktop ED advice

    I'm finding myself having performance issues too often. Yeah, that's what she said. But I'm talking about my desktop. If I have too many browser windows/tabs open, or I open a big daz studio scene, etc., I find myself getting slowdowns, stuttering audio, etc. I'd like the gallery's opinion on...
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    Need some tips on burning large directories to disc

    I just bought a blu-ray burner drive and a spindle of 25gb discs. How do I: 1 burn large directories (bigger than a blu-ray disc) 2 do it without going through the total PitA of sorting it into directories with <23.25 of data; in fact, without sorting it at all 3 do it in a way that results in...
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    Shopping for a minimalist mid-tower with good # of int/ex bays + usb-c in front

    Uhm, cuz I didn't know about it? :D Thanks, good one. Only like 2 bucks more.
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    Plex just works

    Will do. I'm assuming just setting the video quality (or whatever it's called in the settings) to Maximum won't take care of the issue?
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    Plex just works

    I finally bought a TV again, one of the TCL 55" that have been selling for $300 recently. I connected it to my PC via HDMI, and I was having a bitch of a time getting it to play movies off my hard drives. I got Kodi to work, but it was finicky as Hell, constantly blanking out and throwing up...
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    Shopping for a minimalist mid-tower with good # of int/ex bays + usb-c in front

    Anyone want to help me shop for a case? I'm looking for a new mid-tower (not sure if 18" in height is the standard but that's my current case' height, and I don't want to go much over that, as my rig sits on shelving). Wants & needs: Room for my current hardware: Corsair CX600 PSU Gigabyte...
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    16 BAY 4U DAS EXPANSION...question

    I think maybe I've figured out one reason to say "server" instead of "pc" or the like: it implies use of a NAS operating system, like FreeNAS, OpenMediaVault, or Amahi, which I won't be using. I can use an SAS HBA controller with Windows 10, can't I?
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    16 BAY 4U DAS EXPANSION...question

    "These cables allow for the LSI 9201-16e to connect to your HDD/SSD in the DAS directly. You simply need to feed the cables through the Rosewill's I/O shield slot, where the motherboard would go. The cables should be plenty long enough if you have the two servers stacked right on top of each...
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    16 BAY 4U DAS EXPANSION...question

    https://www.serverbuilds.net/16-bay-das I'm thinking about building something like this, but before I deep-dive into researching the build, I just want to make sure: "server" here is interchangeable with "desktop PC," right? Meaning, I can attach this thing to my desktop PC, as long as I have a...
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    PS2 Male to USB female converter

    What's silly is how expensive it is to go beyond a mobo's SATA/whatever limits on hard drives any other way. They can keep their NAS devices, for those prices. I'm not sure where you're getting the idea that my mobo expects ps2. AFAICT, it just doesn't seem up to the challenge of the number of...
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