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Captain Chaos

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  1. Captain Chaos

    How to securely format a hard drive?

    As @Spotty said, DBAN is excellent for that kind of stuff. CCleaner also has a good drive wiper that lets you overwrite the entire drive 1, 3, 7 or 35 times with random 1s and 0s. 1 or 3 times will be enough for any undelete program, 7 times would be enough to make recovery impossible even for 3-letter agencies.
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    Do You Mind For Android Updates?

    My S7 and my J3 are still on Nougat (Lineage OS 14.1), but they're still up-to-date with their security patches. The Tab S2 (8") is on Oreo (Lineage OS 15.1), but I'm really not a fan of Oreo because the whole WiFi situation is a mess. Nougat allowed you to automatically turn off WiFi during sleep. On Oreo they removed that setting, so it keeps the WiFi on all the time and that drains the battery like crazy. We're talking 36h standby on Oreo versus almost 2 weeks on Nougat. I do check the Lineage changelogs every couple of weeks and update my devices once I notice that their nightlies have a new security patch level. Earlier today I noticed that Lineage 16.0 Pie is now available for the tablet. So I'll probably be flashing that tomorrow. Hopefully Pie fixes the WiFi issue. Quite frankly I don't care what version of Android I'm on, I'd be just as happy on Froyo if that were available and secure still.
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Issues

    Yeah, sounds like that's more than just a firmware issue. That sucks. Oh well, now that the S10 is out you'll see S9 prices drop to reasonable levels.
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    Why is my GPU not above 90% While gaming?

    Not if the VRM is causing the throttling. In that case the CPU won't hit 100% either.
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Issues

    Okido. I'm following the topic, so I'll get a notification either way.
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Issues

    hmm ... might be software indeed then. As I said, I'd put the latest TWRP recovery and the new ROM on the SD card, wipe the entire internal memory (Dalvik, cache, data, internal storage, and system), then flash the recovery and ROM (and Google apps package if needed). Then again I'm a madman when it comes to these things. "Swipe to wipe" is going to be interesting though if the touch input is all messed up. You may have to download a stock Samsung ROM (including recovery) and use Odin on the PC to flash it onto the phone.
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Issues

    Not that I know of. I'm not aware of any custom ROM that does this either. Does it only do this while in the recovery or also once the phone boots into the OS? If it happens in the OS as well, personally I'd put the latest recovery and ROM on the microSD card, wipe the entire phone (Dalvik, cache, data, internal storage, and system) and flash the latest recovery and ROM (last bit is very important, seeing as wiping the system removes the ROM entirely). Doing this full wipe and reflash will either fix the problem or rule out software problems altogether. If it still misbehaves after a full wipe and flash, it's most likely a hardware issue.
  8. Rockets, killer cars ... he's trying to kill us all! Hell, he even dresses like a super villain!
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    Water boiling with h55!!!

    FYI the human skin has a very low tolerance for temperature. 30°C feels lukewarm, but anything over 40°C will already be too hot to touch.
  10. When it is running normally and at full operating temperature, try shutting it down completely and then booting it again before it has a chance to cool down. If it starts perfectly every time when hot but not when it's cold, the PSU is on its way out.
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    Never ever ever ever open up a PSU yourself. If there's any issue with it, send it back to the manufacturer. The capacitors inside a PSU can hold lethal voltages even months after unplugging them. We had a member here last summer who ended up in hospital after touching the inside of his PSU. Not sure if he went into cardiac arrest, but the need for a defibrillator sure points in that direction. He made a thread about the whole thing.
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    Norwegian phones sent personal information to China

    Must be one of them new Chinese ones then, my old 3310 would nev ... oh
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    Does Facebook even care anymore? - Plain Text Passwords

    No, but they admit it was their mistake and they're sorry. They will work hard to make sure it doesn't happen again. In all seriousness, they're probably too busy preparing their PR response for the next scandal. Like a second Cambridge Analytica incident.
  14. OP hasn't replied in 6 hours, so ... F
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    Windows Defender Antivirus comes to macOS as Microsoft Defender ATP

    Nothing to worry about, Microsoft is merely embracing MacOS.
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    gtx katana ,can i still find one??

    There's a used one on Ebay for about $450 BIN. EDIT : looks like it only ships to Europe though. That may be an issue depending on where you live.
  17. This, so much this. I'm all for rewarding devs for their work, but whoever does business with EGS will not see a single cent from me. I'll just pirate their games instead of buying them and won't feel bad about it at all.
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    Windows XP in 2019

    With the right registry tweak you can still get security patches for XP right now. However support for that one will end with next month's Patch Tuesday, so from then on running XP will be risky indeed. https://betanews.com/2014/05/26/how-to-continue-getting-free-security-updates-for-windows-xp-until-2019/ I'd just put Linux on it TBH.
  19. Indeed. Personally I'd go for the 200mm, use the PC for a week or so and then see if lowering the RPM of the top fan helps. Or maybe I'd even put some duct tape over the section that sticks out in front of the CPU cooler and see if that helps. If it works, I'd make a block-off plate that I could screw onto the fan. Kinda like this (albeit in plastic or alu instead of paper like my mockup).
  20. The 140, when mounted near the back of the top would "steal" less air indeed. So you'll have cooler air going over the VRMs and potentially a higher air pressure in front of the CPU cooler which translates to slightly better cooling. However it is possible that all that benefit is offset because the 140mm will move less air out of the case and because there will be more air from the GPU making its way to the front of the CPU cooler, meaning that the cooler will suck in hotter air. Unfortunately there's only one way to really find out what the optimal setup for your case is, and that is to try it with a 140mm as well as a 200mm. But is it worth it to buy the extra hardware and spend all that time building and testing only to get what will most likely be a 1-3°C difference?
  21. Okay, here's a quick and dirty sketch of what your airflow will probably look like with the 200mm. The big question is if the pattern will be better with a 140mm at the back. Personally I don't think so. In terms of position it will be better, but the 200mm simply moves a lot more air at a low RPM than a 140mm would. That more than makes up for the bit of air (the top 2 blue lines)that gets lost. All in all, my advice would be to not overthink it. Regardless of what setup you choose, you won't run any risk of overheating things due to bad airflow. You can always mess around with fan curves once you have the PC up and running. Perhaps lowering or raising the RPM of the top fan compared to the rear one can drop the temperature by a couple of degrees.
  22. It's kinda hard to predict. On the one hand there is some leakage if the fan (or part thereof) is in front of the cooler (which is the case with the Amazon picture), on the other hand the fan will pull out hot air so the overall effect may very well be a lower overall temperature. Ideally you'd move the top fan as far as possible to the back, but I'm not sure about the mounting options of that case. Give me 20 minutes, need to run to the store real quick before it closes, but I'll draw a sketch of it as soon as I get back.
  23. That top fan in that position will pull some of the air from the front fans out of the case before the air has a chance to cool anything, but that's not a big deal. The CPU cooler should have no problem pulling in air of its own.