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  1. Start by doing just that (hitting normal quote which then opens the editor for a new post) and then simply cut that quote box and paste it into the post you're editing.
  2. Either I'm missing something big here or this has been blown totally out of proportion. If an attacker is able to run commands on your PC like this to make your PC download something they want you do have, you're already infected/compromised, so that feels like a catch 22. Moreover, the ability to download a file with the command line doesn't seem unusual to me... have they not heard of wget?
  3. Hmm ok yeah that's what I was thinking that if such a thing exists, it would have to be a stand-alone unit. That is what I am ideally after anyway as there is some benefit to that - can use it on any display anywhere without needing a powerful PC, and should be simple as plug and play. Based on other replies and this, it sounds like sadly it's not really a thing though commercially.
  4. In theory yes, I'm very much of that mentality myself as well, although I've yet to find software that will do what I'm looking for. I know it's possible for videos, either live or as a "re-render and save" sort of thing, but what about general purpose that would act on anything and everything on screen, including (for example) games?
  5. Very true, but something like "1080p" is instantly recognizable as a resolution since (at least as far as what's coming to mind at the moment) nothing else is really stated that way. The number "1080" alone on its own like that however is far less clear. Plus, it's not really so much effort to add it.
  6. vanished

    Mixer replacement

    Nice, glad to hear it
  7. The rule of thumb I often hear quoted is that emulation requires the underlying hardware to be 10 to 100x more powerful than the system it's emulating. Of course this is a broad generalization but it is true that there is quite a significant loss of efficiency. Couple that with the fact that the Raspberry Pi CPU is, although a quad core, probably somewhat similar in raw performance to what a lot of machines would have actually ran on back in XP's hay day, and I don't think it would be capable of providing a good experience even if such an emulator did exist.
  8. I guess I should clarify, I don't mean an old-school sledgehammer full page reload like hitting the browser button, I mean like how it dynamically adds new replies with you click "show reply", just instead of showing new ones, it would update the existing ones (but as I said, with the added convenience of it just happening rather than prompting you with a link at all).
  9. Now if they'd just make this the normal price for everyone AMD would be back in some seriously hot water
  10. Better yet, if it could just automatically refresh without even having to mention or ask, but I suspect that can't be done. Well, with that said I suspect this can't be done anyway but I hope it can, it would make a lot of sense. As for the notifications, if possible it would be good not to get them as I agree that would be excessive. Just a note for when you're actively viewing the page.
  11. I assume they will be eventually rolling this out to all versions, including web/desktop. If so, that will potentially be a big deal. I feel like it's no secret that there is a distinct lack of good video chat/conference apps. The issues with Zoom, though a bit old news at this point, are well documented, and Skype is far from having a great reputation either. Some of the "dedicated" apps like Google Duo and Facetime are better if you have the option (at least, as far as I can tell from reading reviews - I've never tried either myself), but obviously a communication app that can't easily b
  12. In theory, that might be possible. I'm hoping for a more consumer friendly option though that can be easily plugged into and removed from any display without having the DIY together a controller board and one particular panel. I had considered a software solution, and I may end up resorting to that in the end, but I was hoping for something more stand-alone since from what I've seen, these kinds of things can be tricky to setup. I know there have been projects around for running it on video for a while but I'm not sure I've ever seen a general purpose one that works on anythin
  13. They can also be 5900 RPM. Traditionally this was never a speed that you'd see but over the last many years it has become common
  14. PC monitors are very simple displays, they just show what you feed in with basically no processing and as little delay as possible. TVs are different. They have much more of a "brain" and do all sorts of colour adjustment and other processing, including (for better or worse) frame interpolation. Sometimes on a TV you want to turn this stuff off, and although the input lag never seems to go down to quite as low as it would without having that stuff, at least it helps and you do have the option. The reverse isn't true though. If you want that processing on a regular desktop display, oh well
  15. You should be able to mount the image and retrieve individual files from it. How exactly that process looks depends again on how much data and free space we're dealing with.
  16. Part of me feels bad for linking this same status update for the third time in a short space of time, but I feel genuinely that it is relevant once again. https://linustechtips.com/main/profile/265114-ryan_vickers/?status=257368&type=status
  17. I've seen this kind of thing at least once before. I think it comes down to a timing bug/glitch where it thinks you completed the task in much less time than was actually taken, but I could be wrong. While as far as I know, instances of this bug are always incredibly obvious such as this, I agree that it raises the question of whether it could happen to a more subtle degree and possibly cast doubt over scores. I remember there being a bug with AMD systems a few years ago that consistently resulted in a minor measurement error of this nature, but tha twas hardware related and not
  18. If the data is important to you, your best chance is to contact a professional. Following any of this advice could result in failure and no one here is going to take responsibility if that happens. With that out of the way, you've basically got two options: just copy and paste all the files normally, or take a full disk image. I don't know how full the 8 TB drive is in this case, or the 3 TB drive either for that matter. If you have the space to do a complete disk image, that might be the better way to go (emphasis on might). I've heard that doing that can potentially put much
  19. Very interesting, thanks for the details. You can check your pagefile settings by opening This PC > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced (tab) > Performance (section) > "Settings..." > Advanced (tab) > Virtual Memory (section) > "Change..." (my god I just realized how many levels deep this is buried lol). Having it on the SSD is optimal for performance but will eventually lead to higher wear levels, particularly if you operate with your RAM nearly full most of the time. I just had a look at my own drive out of curiosity and it reports 0 as the
  20. It is usually enabled by default, but not always. In case it isn't for you, you can run the command I mentioned in the guide (except with "on" instead of "off") to enable it. I believe you may have to reboot after this for it to take effect. If this still does not work, open Power Options and "Choose what the power buttons do", then use the admin link to unlock the screen and enable it in the list below.
  21. vanished

    Mixer replacement

    Yeah I would generally advise going one "level" above the bare minimum you currently need for the flexibility and growth that offers. With all that in mind, something like the Scarlett 8i6 should fit the situation nicely. I have no particular affiliation with Focusrite though and if you or anyone else knows of another unit with similar or better features/quality for less money, by all means go that way. I'm mentioning them specifically just because I have some personal experience using the hardware and software.
  22. vanished

    Mixer replacement

    It will show up as one device with many channels. Each unit is different and some may not offer as much flexibility as others, but the Scarlett 18i20 for example has a companion application that lets you configure all the routing. All inputs can be independently accessed by your application(s) of choice, and you can send any combination of system audio and input to any combination of outputs. For example, you could record the mic, have it also pass-through to the headphones so you can hear yourself, and mix the system audio into the headphones as well. There are much simpler units that wou
  23. Sometimes mixing different memory can cause issues, but assuming these work together (which they probably will), they will run at the same speed. By default, this will be the speed of the current (slower) stick, but depending on how well it handles being overclocked, you could bump that up. I doubt you'll be able to get them both to run at the speed of the faster one though. If you can't, you'll have to decide if you are ok taking the speed hit and not using the new one to its full potential, or whether it's worth replacing the slower one as well so you can have faster memory.
  24. vanished

    Mixer replacement

    It sounds like what you need is an interface, not a mixer. The wrench in the works with that option though is the second PC, if I'm understanding your setup right. If that could be worked in though, it would simplify the setup and solve the DAC issue all at once.
  25. Yes. If/when it asks for a key, just use the Win 7 key you already have. It should accept it and perform the free upgrade seamlessly in the background.
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