The Computer & Electronic Group

This is a group for people that have computer problems, or thoughts. Software, hardware, OS's. That's all fine. I'll also enclude smart devices. Can't figure it out, and don't/can't pay someone to fix it? We'll give you some suggestions. I'm mostly a GNU/Linux guy, however others might help.

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Found an easter egg in chrome. I don't like using anything google, but I had that on my phone (came from the factory). When it says "no internet connection" (happens a lot in this area) I accidentally double tapped about 1/4 down the screen. It went ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Oct 13 Oct 13 11 comment
My first computer was an Amiga 2000 w/bridgeboard -- still working ! My first Linux desktop was a dual 486 from VA Reasearch running Red Hat 5.2 I currently have a refurbished (Free Geek) desktop running Kubuntu.
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FearlessFly 6 MN Sep 28 Sep 28 22 comments
This is why Microsoft sucks. They are drunk. [urbandictionary.com]
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Sep 4 Sep 4 11 comment
Apple is offering 1M if you can hack into the A12. They do a good enough job of fucking up their own software...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Aug 13 Aug 13 11 comment
Finally got my desktop to tether to my tablet. Since the laptop is down, this is my only option. I tried probably a couple dozen times to get it to work. This time worked on the first try. Typing on a phone or tablet sucks. Speech to text sucks too. ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE June 29 Jun 29 11 comment
Laptop is bricked. 3k for a puter that lasts for a few years, or a puter i built over 10 years ago for a couple hundted that still works? No internet on that one tho. Stuck on my phone.
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE June 28 Jun 28 33 comments
These are facts about FB Is your data safe on Facebook? Not really [money.cnn.com]
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MojoDave 9 FL June 16 Jun 16 00 comments
I've flirted with Linux here and there over the last few years but never really found my way into becoming a regular user. Now I've found something that I can really sink my teeth into: Qubes OS! It's a lightweight VM system designed for security....
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josh_is_exciting 7 IL June 11 Jun 11 00 comments
40M stolen from BitCoin. I've said this before, will say it again... any for of cryptocurrency is wonky. Works like the stock market. You could have $1000 in there one day, and the next you could have a dollar. Plus the only reason why someone would ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE May 11 May 11 11 comment
Got him! Hopes this gives some of my fellow nerds a laugh.
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE May 10 May 10 22 comments
the first computer
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mzee 7 MD Jan 29 Jan 29 11 comment
Gameboy gizmos... I had the camera and printer.... Youtube
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Jan 20 Jan 20 00 comments
What program(s) do you use to monitor your PC temp? My laptop will crash 1-2 times a day. It seems like it is overheating. It's cleaned proper. This uses win 10. There was a program I used to use for Linux. I'd like to see CPU temp, and possibly ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Jan 18 Jan 18 22 comments
OpenOffice is a great program. It is an alternative to Word, and other non-free software. You can go to openoffice.org, or download it from sourceforge.net. It is a FOSS program. Works pretty good.
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Jan 15 Jan 15 33 comments
For most sites, this is not true. Saw this on FB. My reply was " Read the TOS. You already agreed that anything you post belongs to the company. That's with about any free site. They can use anything you post for any reason. Helps to read these ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Jan 3 Jan 3 00 comments
Protester helps polieceman install VLC.
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 11 comment
This piece of crap HP is really beginning to annoy me. The only solution to its memory problems is to dump Chrome. So I started setting up IE and it will NOT open Agnostic!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh.
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sewchick57 7 KS Dec 7, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 33 comments
Fun fact. I saw a pic a friend of mine shared on FB. She is a little younger than me, and she posted a pic of her 7 kids. I went to save it, and post it. I wanted to save it as "con". Short for condom. Winblows said that MS would not let me save it ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Dec 2, 2018 Dec 2, 2018 22 comments
Hello, let me please introduce myself. I have been in computer technology since 1996. I have formal training in C and Visual Basic programming languages, and a little bit of Unix. I have specialized in Windows. Almost 20 years ago I started building ...
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CoastRiderBill 7 Canada Dec 2, 2018 Dec 2, 2018 33 comments
Important Windows update.
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Nov 29, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 22 comments
I'm going old school! New phones suck! I was the first one around this area to have a smart phone (that I know of). My buddies were surprised that I could pull up videos and such on it. Touch screen was new at that time for a phone. Now it is the ...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 55 comments
I finally found a couple of apps to uninstall on this stupid lap top. I opened an app I haven't opened in 11 months to find out what it was and discovered it was a gaming thing. I'm never going to use it so I made it go away. Then I got a popup ...
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sewchick57 7 KS Nov 9, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 33 comments
Need some suggestions for a keyboard. I've made a post about the one I have. I prefer wireless, however, if wired is required, I'll do it. This almost new keyboard is lagging very badly. Boasts a 2 year battery life. I have to reset the switch on the...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 22 comments
Back up your Dropbox! In the email it said to save it to an EXT4 file system.Link below. [dropbox.com]
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Oct 27, 2018 Oct 27, 2018 00 comments
I made this tutorial many years ago. Might not help any of you with a current problem you have, but I hope you find it at least entertaining. I know the intro and outro are a little long, but it's interesting. Yes, I know the audio sucks. I edited it...
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TheGreatShadow 8 NE Oct 20, 2018 Oct 20, 2018 00 comments


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