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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Lately FB won't let me directly save pics. So I have been using Snipping Tool to make a screenie. I went to type in "snipping", but the s didn't work. I got a pop-up of some ladies on the internet instead. LMFAO
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Jan 9 Jan 9 22 comments
Reminder for New Years! Don't forget!!!!
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2019 11 comment
YouTube updates their TOS. I was going to post this the other day but I forgot/got sidetracked. I haven't uploaded a video on there is several years, so I'm not gonna read the new one. I just search for videos on there. Youtube PS I ...
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 21, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 22 comments
Anyone else getting loads of 522 errors lately? I have (not from this site tho). I was curious as to what that is. It is basically the same as a 404 error. Server not found. Wondering if this has to do with Cloudflare. [sycosure.com]
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 19, 2019 Dec 19, 2019 22 comments
Apple introduces credit card. Who do they think they are Kiss? lol I did read an article a while ago where a company made a "smart card". It would store the data of several cards, so you would only need one, then pick whichever card off of a little ...
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 15, 2019 Dec 15, 2019 22 comments
Just a reminder to win 7 users. It will be losing it support in early 2020. Win said they would support XP until 2020, but that never happened. You can still use 7 if you like, however keep in mind there will be no updates. This means that even if ...
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 12, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 00 comments
Really goofy issue with auto correct. I went to type trump. It changed it to nixon. Then i went to type they and it changed it to putin! Wow.
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019 22 comments
Just shot myself in the foot! On the 5th I was bragging about how stable my desktop is. A few mins ago it went through a kernel panic! I have not seen one in a few years! All I had to do is restart, and go to a previous kernel. Not a big deal, but I ...
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Nov 11, 2019 Nov 11, 2019 33 comments
Here is a computer I built 10 years ago that I still use every day! So I build this what looks to be a rats nest of a computer in 2009 or 2010. The mobo is a cheap Asus. 1.6 GHZ dual core. Nothing fancy. I want to say I paid a little over $100 ...
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Nov 5, 2019 Nov 5, 2019 11 comment
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 9 NE Oct 13, 2019 Oct 13, 2019 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 8 MN Sep 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 22 comments
This is why Microsoft sucks. They are drunk. [urbandictionary.com]
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Sep 4, 2019 Sep 4, 2019 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 9 NE Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019 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 9 NE June 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 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 9 NE June 28, 2019 Jun 28, 2019 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, 2019 Jun 16, 2019 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, 2019 Jun 11, 2019 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 9 NE May 11, 2019 May 11, 2019 11 comment
Got him! Hopes this gives some of my fellow nerds a laugh.
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 22 comments
the first computer
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mzee 7 MD Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019 11 comment
Gameboy gizmos... I had the camera and printer.... Youtube
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019 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 9 NE Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019 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 9 NE Jan 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019 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 9 NE Jan 3, 2019 Jan 3, 2019 00 comments
Protester helps polieceman install VLC.
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TheGreatShadow 9 NE Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 11 comment


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