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Wanting to remain current and hip we investigate the tech tips of TikTok.

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, ColinLTT said:

Wanting to remain current and hip we investigate the tech tips of TikTok.

Spoiler alert: all dont work. Right?

 

Post Watch EDIT: Im genuinely glad that the writer cherrypick the good stuff. I expected hot utter garbage react and experiment video that have been the trend for tiktok reactions but im glad its less of that and more of a highlights. And roasting the tiktok flex culture not once but twice is a good topping.

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Editing the content of webpages for fun is something I have done more than once. Though, usually for learning how different webpages are composed, HTML coding can be fun after all...

 

And in regards to "hidden" content on webpages, yes, some webpages do hide the content on the client side....

Some websites though do things correctly and don't send over the content, or only gives a short preview.

 

Though, I have stumbled over the occasional website that were at least making an attempt by using a bit of scripting checking if the end user is logged in or not before loading in the rest of the page, but having the flaw where they do that on the client side....

 

The thing that surprises me the most in regards to webpages is however how excessively bloated they are. A trivial page sometimes consists of many hundreds of KB of text, even though there is relatively little actual content on the site... (Images I can at least accept that they take a fair bit of data, it is an image after all. Same for sound and video not to mention files. But hundreds of KB for a few paragraphs of text?! How much overhead can a site have....)

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There's some other bonuses you can get from these things.

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They usually have separate power supplies, which output 12v and 5v (and sometimes 3.3v), and they're often standardized OEM supplies for which you can get datasheets if you can't figure out the pinout (it's usually printed on the circuit board)

For example at 2:24 you have a standard Delta power supply (on the right)

Or this one at 3:00 (right) :image.png.1a1cf2bdcf6949dc06aa907f118db61e.png

You could use them for RGB led strips on the back of your desk for example, or other projects that use 12v or 5v

 

 

 

Other things that can be reused are the heatsinks, you could cut them and reuse them as VRM heatsinks or video card ram heatsinks...

 

 

(i'll probably edit the post for the other ticktocks if they're interesting)

 

 

TickTok 2 ...  there's also the option of deleting or moving the installers for various applications which are hidden in Windows\Installer folder  (at least in Windows 7 but it's probably same in Windows 10).  It's hidden and system folder so you won't see it by default in Windows Explorer.

Basically, the installer may be copied there so that you can later go to control panel  and select add/remove features or uninstall, and windows can launch the installer a second time.

For example, you could have a 200 MB MSI file for adobe acrobat reader there, which you may never use until you select Uninstall or Add/Remove stuff to Adobe Acrobat.

 

Basically, if you have a small SSD (for example 120 GB one), you could move this folder to a mechanical drive and only move the installer or all installers back when you want to uninstall something. Or you could make a junction / redirect to the folder on the mechanical drive.

 

In the picture below, my Installer folder shows 3 GB worth of uninstallers and windows updates and patches, and one of them that's ~100 MB is Virtualbox's installer.. the 150 MB one is AMD's video card driver installer (you could delete it, when you download a new driver the installer for that one does the unistall of old driver if needed so it's perfectly safe)

 

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Video incomming?

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38 minutes ago, mariushm said:

There's some other bonuses you can get from these things.

They usually have separate power supplies,

It is the best for the LTT audience to not get encouraged to use this type of PSU for DIY projects.

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This is basically tech tips for people who would be featured in this thread.

 

 

It's entirely possible that I misinterpreted/misread your topic and/or question. This happens more often than I care to admit. Apologies in advance.

 

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2 hours ago, ColinLTT said:

Wanting to remain current and hip we investigate the tech tips of TikTok.

 

 

 

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Holy that tiktok "hack" where you enter 2 random letters and 4 numbers is very dangerous. After seeing the video I tried it and I surprisingly found a log in detail to an online crypto exchange site containing 2.55 bitcoins and 4 ethereums.

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Hey everyone,

I just watched the video and got curious about the random screenshot one, so I quickly made a chrome extension to generate random links. I found a suspiciously high amount of screenshots containing what seemed to be credentials for bitcoin wallets or other crypto related stuff (about 10% of the screenshots I got) and every time it clearly mentioned a website. I then researched each website to see what people were saying about in on Reddit and other social media and every single one is a scam! I'm thinking that those screenshots have been put there by the scammers themselves so that people who try to use the technique shown in the video in order to obtain personal information will think they found some real crypto wallet and go to the mentioned scam website.

 

I really think there should be some kind of disclaimer on the video, as bitcoin wallets are mentioned in it I think people might try do this to obtain crypto and end up getting scammed.

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what is the name of that application at 10:44?

https://youtu.be/05K5glVCwis?t=644

 

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Damn that's brutal the WD green wasn't DOA after potentially years of abuse compared to Seagate, unless Linus murdered it... You know what since I'm genuinely surprised that trashcan of a drive actually worked I'm blaming Linus on the death of the 500Gb Seagate.

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I liked that they included some valid 'hacks', though I think it would've been nice to include some absolutely garbage ones as well. Just so that people realize that there's a lot of trash out there as well. Watching the video as it is right now one could think it's all at least okay.

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On 9/5/2021 at 10:39 PM, MrPromethee said:

Hey everyone,

I just watched the video and got curious about the random screenshot one, so I quickly made a chrome extension to generate random links. I found a suspiciously high amount of screenshots containing what seemed to be credentials for bitcoin wallets or other crypto related stuff (about 10% of the screenshots I got) and every time it clearly mentioned a website. I then researched each website to see what people were saying about in on Reddit and other social media and every single one is a scam! I'm thinking that those screenshots have been put there by the scammers themselves so that people who try to use the technique shown in the video in order to obtain personal information will think they found some real crypto wallet and go to the mentioned scam website.

 

I really think there should be some kind of disclaimer on the video, as bitcoin wallets are mentioned in it I think people might try do this to obtain crypto and end up getting scammed.

Yes this is what I found too. Mostly some game screen shots, and about 10% crypto adresses and logins. 

I actually got my IP-adress banned because I made a spreadsheet generating like 30 links at a time and opening all of them simultaneously. Did that a couple of times and BOOM! Banned 😂 

PIA to the rescue

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On 9/5/2021 at 10:39 PM, MrPromethee said:

I really think there should be some kind of disclaimer on the video, as bitcoin wallets are mentioned in it I think people might try do this to obtain crypto and end up getting scammed.

Well, if you get scammed while trying to scam someone... no real sympathy from me here...

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On 9/6/2021 at 1:54 AM, mariushm said:

They usually have separate power supplies, which output 12v and 5v (and sometimes 3.3v), and they're often standardized OEM supplies for which you can get datasheets if you can't figure out the pinout (it's usually printed on the circuit board)

Good point, but I'm always out of luck with these PSU, but to be fair, they are not working to begin with, and usually the Power Supply Unit is the faulty components. I have a good 42 inch LCD TV with faulty PSU that people just throw away. Replacing the PSU might only cause USD50 to get it working again.

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31 minutes ago, Chiyawa said:

Good point, but I'm always out of luck with these PSU, but to be fair, they are not working to begin with, and usually the Power Supply Unit is the faulty components. I have a good 42 inch LCD TV with faulty PSU that people just throw away. Replacing the PSU might only cause USD50 to get it working again.

As those units run 24/7 and don't have active cooling and are often covered with things that block ventilation the most likely failure is degraded electrolytic capacitors.

You can either invest 20-50-100$ in an ESR meter to measure the ESR ( or make your own) to see which capacitors are faulty, or you can just replace the capacitors that are most likely to be the culprits ( the electrolytic capacitors that filter the output, which would be right by a warm heatsink or near the output wires  , and the starter capacitor - usually a small capacitor under 100uF in the primary side -  if the power supply cycles and won't start).  Sometimes you see the capacitors visually swollen and then they can be replaced right away.

Less often a diode may be broken, you can also test diodes with a regular digital multimeter and replace any shorted or open diode, which is super easy - just put the meter in diode mode, put the probes on diode terminals then flip the probes... should only read some voltage drop in one direction, nothing on the other. If no reading either way diode is open, if you get continuity or reading in both ways it's a shorted diode.

And much rarer it's just a fuse that popped ... but if it did probably the main switcher IC is dead, you can try replacing it but i wouldn't invest money further on such psu because chances are the chip blowing up took other components with it and you go down the rabbit hole ... or chances are the psu died due to a lightning strike or some power event on the ac input. 

 

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16 minutes ago, mariushm said:

*Snip*

Yeah. Old type of PSU are easy to troubleshoot, but newer type are more complex. I'm not really good at Power Electronics and Power Electrical so usually that field is not my strongest. But I know what you mean. In fact, sometimes the PSU failed is because of a diode, a transistors, or just generally bad caps. replacing them seems to be way more cheaper, but you really need some time and effort. However, my luck with them is minimum, so usually I just discard it or send it to other workshop if they are interested. Usually, these workshop consider these PSU junks because they are only worked on that particular devices, even if they can output voltages that technically universally acceptable across many electronics devices.

 

But can't argue with that. I have a few good PSU that works by just replacing all the caps.

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is opening up a DVR to get the hard drive or using built-in Windows functions really considered a "hack" now...?

Don't ask to ask, just ask... please 🤨

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"Tik Tok Tech Tips" sounds way too much like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss rhyme. Someone please write something with it. I'm begging you.

What is actually supposed to go here? Some people put their specs, others put random comments or remarks about themselves or others, and there are a few who put cryptic statements.

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On 9/5/2021 at 10:18 AM, Zodiark1593 said:

Was this video Madison’s or some other Zoomer’s idea? 😝

I promise it wasn't my idea, but I wish it had been

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