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Captain Chaos

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  1. Another day, another Facebook privacy issue. Earlier this month there was a topic about how people signing up for a Facebook account were asked to enter their email passwords. It turns out that when people actually gave Facebook access to their mailbox, Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded their contact lists to their servers without even asking for their consent. This info was then used to let Facebook find out your social connections and recommend more friends to add. It is unclear if the data was also used for advertising purposes. Source : Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4?r=US&IR=T I'm honestly not even surprised anymore. I also have some serious doubts about this being unintentional. At least now that they got caught they will be deleting the info ... or so they say. Good luck finding out if they actually did.
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    Just looked it up, the manual describes that beep code as "Hardware component failure". So that's of little use. Seeing as you checked the GPU and RAM, it's safe to assume that reseating those won't help. Make sure the CPU power is connected (the 4+4 pin plug at the top of the motherboard, it's common even for experienced builders to forget that one). Also try to boot the PC with no SSD or hard drives attached. Try to boot with just 1 stick of RAM. If that fails, try the other one. When you go to your friend's house, also try his GPU. If the PC still doesn't boot without hard drives/SSDs and with his RAM and GPU, the only 2 suspects left are the motherboard and CPU.
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    Fan Setup Question

    I'd flip that front fan so that it functions as an intake (like it's supposed to do). That will solve most of your dust problems as well. Ideally you'd want to replace that rear 120mm with one that works. If budget is an issue, remove the rear fan and let the front fan do all the work. The case looks like it has sufficient ventilation at the back and top, so it should be able to get rid of quite a bit of heat without an active exhaust fan.
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    Long term archiving storage solution unpowered.

    Always try to make sure you have more than 1 medium. Also, I'd power up the drive every once in a while, used HDDs have been known to have issues when being left untouched for several years (motors locked up, heads stuck, that kind of stuff). Either way, with the amount of time you'll be leaving it in storage, flash is not an option. So no USB sticks or SSDs. You can get HDDs, go for cloud storage at a reliable provider (Pretty sure Google or Dropbox aren't going anywhere anytime soon), or burn it on M-disc Blu-rays (those are made specifically for long-term storage and should be good for 1000 years)
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    Facebook oopsie: 1.5mil people's contacts uploaded without consent

    I have a theory about that. Grab some tin foil. Joking aside, FB's data trove is far too valuable for the government to just shut it down. Oh, and then there's the issue of how it would disrupt things if FB were to disappear overnight.
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    Need help with MSI P67A-C45 (B3) board

    Not a fan of OC Genie. It turns up the multiplier all right, but it also increases the voltage (which is completely unnecessary for these CPUS, they don't OC far enough to need more voltage).
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    Dark Theme or Light Theme

    LTT Orange theme FTW
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    Are my CPU temps for the cooler I'm using?

    Idle temps are meaningless indeed. Also thermal paste can give a degree or two. How even the CPU's heatsink is also can make a difference. As long as it doesn't overheat on full load I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Need help with MSI P67A-C45 (B3) board

    It might be limited to 3.9 on all 4 cores, turboing up to 4.2 on a single core. That would be in line with my own i5-2500 which (on a Z77 board) does 3.8 on all 4 cores and 4.1 in single core loads. Perhaps you could push it to do 4.2 on all cores by turning off Turbo and/or Speedstep? I honestly didn't dig too deep into the overclocking options of mine, I merely turned up the multiplier (to x41) and called it a day.
  10. The case will take coolers up to 170mm. The DRP4 is 162.8mm, the D14 is 160mm with fans, the D15 is 165mm with fans. So yeah, those should fit just fine.
  11. A Bluray reader will be 5.25", a HDD cage is 3.5". So the reader simply will not fit ... at least not without some serious case modifications. If you rarely ever use one, I'd suggest getting an external reader.
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    How Do You Like to Dress?

    Does that outfit include a pearl necklace and cheap sunglasses?
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    Moving from NA to EU, question about power stuff

    Denmark has 2 types of wall plugs, so you may want to hold off on buying new power cables until you have chosen a house and know what outlets it has. Type E https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm Type K https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm Type E cables will fit in a type K wall outlet, but you won't have ground. A type K cable will not fit in a type E outlet because the latter has no opening for the ground plug. You could of course also switch the outlets over to the type you prefer.
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    Assange arrested

    Looks like Equador withdrew Julian Assange's asylum and allowed the London police to enter the embassy to arrest him. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-police-london-n991236 Curious to see how this ends up going. Sweden already dropped the charges, but the UK still wanted him for skipping bail. The US still wants him to hang as well. I'm guessing he'll be extradited to the US, where he'll get 30+ years but a presidential pardon at some point in the next 10 years. I'm well aware that this is bordering on not being tech news. However there have been Assange-related topics in the past. UPDATE : London Metropolitan Police confirm that he has been arrested at the request of the U.S., with the intention to be extradited. So this arrest is indeed directly related to the Wikileaks leaks.
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    Assange arrested

    The west did help though. And they kept helping by moving people off their land to redraw the map of the region. Sure, the region is always at war. Then again so are certain regions in Africa. But nobody cares about those because there's no oil there.
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    Assange arrested

    Are you fucking serious right now? I'm giving you direct cause for the rise of the Taliban and you start to go back 40 years and several jumps all the way to the Saur Revolution whilst claiming that I am the one who's tracing everything almost back to Adam and Eve? Arab spring didn't destabilize the middle east, it was already completely unstable as a result of decades of western meddling with their affairs and governments. ISIS grew as a direct result of the 2nd Gulf war, which was started by the US under false pretenses (unless you happen to have proof that Saddam did indeed have weapons of mass destruction?). They then joined Al-Qaida, who as we discussed earlier are also a direct result of the US not minding their own business. As for bringing in the Nazi discussion: history is always written by those who win the war, and they always make themselves look like the good guys while depicting the losers as the bad guys. The US' track record over the last 75 years makes it clear that they're at least as bad.
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    Which cpu is warmer?

    The hottest one. Duh
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    How do you represent Three (3) with your fingers?

    Two fingers and the thumb. Makes it easier to count down. Next step is to fold the thumb, then the index finger.
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    Notre Dame cathedral burning up, spire collapses due to fire

    Indeed. Firefighters are trying to get as much of the artwork out as they can while trying to keep it under control, but the loss will be huge. A very sad day ...
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    Assange arrested

    Close ... but no cigar ISIS was no threat whatsoever until the 2003 invasion if Iraq. After that war they swore loyalty to Bin Laden. Remember him? He's the guy from Al-Qaida, the guys originally trained and funded by the CIA to fight the Soviets. That's when sh*t started to hit the fan. The Arab Spring started in late 2010. By that time ISIS were quite big already. They basically took over from Al-Qaida in late 2007 - early 2008. As for the Taliban, you're close but not quite close enough. They were helped by Pakistan, who at that point were pretty pissed about US embargoes against them because of their nuclear program. (the US didn't have a problem with India having one, probably due to economic reasons).
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    Assange arrested

    And whose fault is that? Who has been meddling in the entire middle east, creating power vacuums that are perfect for such organizations?
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    Assange arrested

    At least they can still sleep, unlike the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in the wars that the US started.
  23. F If it' won't go into recovery even while charging, it sure sounds like it's just dead. Take it apart, test the battery, then sell the screen, frame and perhaps the battery on Ebay.
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    Assange arrested

    Wait ... what? He leaked all kinds of info on several governments, not just the US. The fact of the matter is that the US simply has more to hide and hence has a lot more info to leak. Stop thinking that the US are the good guys, they're far from it. Good guys don't support dictators, don't fund and train terrorist organizations, don't sell arms to human rights abusers, don't drone strike their own citizens without trial or even an attempt to apprehend them, don't knowingly kill journalists, don't upset the entire middle east by overthrowing regimes they don't agree with under the guise of "bringing democracy", don't start wars under false pretenses, don't have overseas prisons where people can be indefinitely detained and tortured without trial, etc etc