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1: Damn small computers (15) 2: 51cnnet is gone! (1) 3: plan9 second edition (8) 4: [VOIP] [HELP] Need help deciding what would be better for video calling, SIP or XMPP? (4) 5: 3D Printing, can society. (18) 6: MaxiVista alternative (19) 7: Question about Wordpress blogs and accounts (6) 8: Perfect infographic about how the SOPA is very wrong for our Internet. (7) 9: Japanese IME on Windows XP (2) 10: Is there a light web IRC client... (6) 11: Using file sharing with Norton Internet Security 2011? (4) 12: Greetings oh gods of technology. Question using Truecrypt (2) 13: How do you like Firefox 4? (10) 14: Importance of graphics card for stuff other than games (2) 15: Posting a thread on (3) 16: Anatomy of a Short Film Volume 2 - Photoshop tutorials (3) 17: Apple fucks up the next Nano (2) 18: What do I do with these files (3) 19: Crunchbang Linix on Dell netbook (1) 20: Senators want to put you in jail for embeding youtube videos (1) 21: What does it mean to have an "Unlocked" cell phone? (4) 22: [repourpse] my old iPaq (2) 23: I need a new netbook or laptop, netbook prefered. (1) 24: Vonage? Yes or no? (3) 25: Torrent friendly ISP in the US? (11) 26: PC without a case fan (6) 27: domain sponsor (9) 28: Screen problem (3) 29: drivelock hdd password, disk control failure (2) 30: How to change the refresh rate of a monitor without accesing the .cpl file? (6) 31: CRT monitor's l\right edge discolored greenish - will this clear up or is my screen fucked? (8) 32: Syncing video with audio? (2) 33: Reccomend me a Linux (or maybe BSD) distro. (15) 34: 4chan X Help (2) 35: iphone application (5) 36: Backup software (3) 37: Software for articles (3) 38: Why so slow? (4) 39: starcraft can't switch video mode (7) 40: Fedora 11 Installation Troubles (3)

Damn small computers (15)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-11-20 17:54 ID:eYIEhDZt

I really want my own Linux/BSD box. I have been browsing for small computers but there is so much noise out there. Could you help me or recommend something? Something along these lines:

  • Very low power usage, <20W
  • Can handle apache2, mysql, ssh, irc. X would be cool too.
  • Has USB, VGA/DVI/HDMI output, RJ-45
  • SSD >=8GB (non-SSD too if you convince me!)
  • Cheap :<

This would be awesome but I just haven't found one. If I would buy something with ARM, how would that affect software possibilities? I'm no sysadmin, just a lowly tech geek :/

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-04-30 01:00 ID:pbgVnrht

Plug computers look pretty cool. I've been thinking about picking up a DreamPlug. Check the link for more

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-05-06 11:46 ID:3Ri9UfeQ

Damn Small Computers: computers designed for Damn Small Linux.

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9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-23 21:58 ID:iG1ZIQsR

Mine was finally shipped the other day! I hope it gets here soon!

10 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-24 21:59 ID:Heaven

A RasPi?

Let us know what you do with it!

I just had to have no money in my account when they were ready to be shipped. Grr.

11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-29 16:32 ID:Heaven

I was going to order a RasPi... But then I found out they're charging $42 instead of the $35 they promised. Making people wait 16 weeks telling them they'll have to pay 20% more than the promised price is definitely not going to make customers happy.

12 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-30 05:24 ID:7XtnE6yg

Just pick up any random ARM based controller. No need for the Pi.

13 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-05 17:59 ID:ljBoZQZf

Most of the ones I've found are pretty specialized, or they're only sold in bulk/to registered companies.

Plus it's just handy having a computer all ready, without any soldering and warranty voiding. Arguably cheaper, too.

14 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-12 15:05 ID:Heaven

Tax. They're UK-based, they tax everyone to hell over there (even on the interwebz).

Still cheaper than a sheevaplug without much a sacrifice of specs.

15 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-12-17 09:44 ID:49ieyb5o

RasPi is pretty popular over at 4chan's /diy/, but they use it mostly as a controller, not as a complete computer. It's cool if you're building an automated mechanism (say, a small robot), but its use as a PC is downright discouraged.
Also, cost is far too high IMO and customer service sucks.

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51cnnet is gone! (1)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-12-06 23:38 ID:K1RQ9lBP

I'm sure you all know of the site where everybody goes to get massive amounts of programming books, but it's offline! I just noticed today! Is something wrong or is it gone permanently? If so, has any sort of replacement been put up?

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plan9 second edition (8)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-23 07:11 ID:o+gBGluM

I want a iso image of cdrom and the install floppy of os plan9 second edition, I What do I do about it?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-24 23:44 ID:o+gBGluM

I want the 2nd edition plan9! !

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-26 00:35 ID:gw3zK1sK

have you tried looking in outer space?

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-26 03:45 ID:o+gBGluM

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-26 21:11 ID:Heaven

maybe try contacting the author of ?

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-26 23:22 ID:o+gBGluM

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-11-26 23:37 ID:o+gBGluM

Made a mistake. I, want the

ISBN is 0-03-017143-1.

8 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-12-02 22:23 ID:Heaven


> The distribution is published by Harcourt Brace and Company. To order it from the US call
> 800 782 4479
> From Canada and the Caribbean, call
> 800 841 9938
> Elsewhere, use
> +1 407 345 3800
> The cost for the full kit is US$350 plus shipping; the ISBN is 0-03-017143-1. The manuals can be ordered by themselves for US$125 plus shipping; ISBN is 0-03-017142-3. Everyone, even AT&T employees, must order the system this way. There are no special arrangements or deals.

Looks like there's only one way to get it.

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[VOIP] [HELP] Need help deciding what would be better for video calling, SIP or XMPP? (4)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-03 21:37 ID:3cnwCqJE

I need to be able to video chat with a couple of co-workers over long distances and sometime between other countries. Constantly moving around Wifi networks in Universitys, Librarys, office buildings.
I use Linux, the others use OSX. I read an article all about how to ditch Skype and use the SIP protocol with a program called Jitsi. I've checked Jitsi out and it's pretty cool and works on OSX. It used to be known as the "SIP Communicator" and that was the main point behind it's creation. But it also works with XMPP.

Now after research, it seems that both SIP and XMPP can be used for video calling too, but the calls are connected in different ways and that has different impications. In SIP, two clients connect to a central server to preform a handshake and tell each other where they are, then the clients connect directly to each other for the call. With XMPP, the sever is never taken out of the loop, and is used as a middleman and the video streams are routed through it.

But what I read about both protocols does not tell me what one is better than the other for my situation. All I know is that there is some deal with SIP where it can't connect under certain network configureations. And since we're always on new wifi networks we'll never know or be able to change their confugureations.

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2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 06:38 ID:I4xqGCB6

Try them and find out!

Google Talk works fine for me, as does Skype. Do what works for you; if you eliminate all that does not work, you're left with a matter of personal taste.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 08:37 ID:Ib9ACD1r

Yeah, try everything and find out for yourself, just like anything else in life.

This is my first time on this board, cool banner!

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 14:08 ID:3cnwCqJE

We have tried Google Talk and Google Hangouts, calls would not ever connect in either.
Skype used to work fine in Linux. But recently it only seems to work in certain distros.

The entire point of me making this thread was so that we would not have to go about to go about making an account on one network, download a client, test it, and then if it doesnt work, repeat the whole process over again.
This thread is so that we don't to do that.

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3D Printing, can society. (18)

1 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2011-12-13 23:41 ID:fOoxeCDV

This could also be good against oppressive governments.
Think of this:
People have been able to DIY a working cell phone before, in the past.
Before 3D printers there were working yet experimental circuit boards (read motherboards) that could be printed from normal inkjet printers.
And with 3D printers people have been able to print solar panels.

If and when I get my hands on this shit I am going to be printing fucking solar powered MIDs and cell phones, meaning no Gov' or corporate based hardware level monitoring or interference crap.

He also talks about using trash as its source material. Very cool. Now throw a solar panel or wind turbine in with it.
Independent, off the grid, manufacturing that helps keep Earth clean. Wow.
Who else is exited for this?

9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-13 03:23 ID:Zv39Jyud

This whole idea is cool. I'm imagining making parts to a chair in some Google Sketchup like program, "printing" the parts, fitting them together like lego pieces, then sitting the the chair feeling awesome.

10 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-02-06 19:35 ID:ngUqiBTi

11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-02-07 09:41 ID:dTU0FWLP

That's awesome.

12 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-05-07 22:23 ID:ngUqiBTi

13 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-05-07 23:38 ID:ngUqiBTi

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18 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-09-20 20:08 ID:jijLhBOZ

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MaxiVista alternative (19)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-09-24 19:47 ID:W+1p6wco

Does anyone know a free alternative to MaxiVista?

10 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-09-29 09:20 ID:YxrzSng0

11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-09-29 11:20 ID:KVRCpN0b

MaxiVista isnt the same thing as Synergy. With synergy you do not use the second computer as a secondary monitor, you just switch the keyboard and mouse control to the second computer.

12 Name: Chris : 2007-05-11 06:33 ID:rGmTwHaR

I've looked, may as well just buy maxivista, i think i will soon.

13 Name: Kronic : 2007-05-28 16:45 ID:TbItsydY

Free Alternative to MaxiVista....


14 Name: spotto : 2007-09-12 10:41 ID:vD4Bn8hr doesnt have download links to zonescreen and i found and its no where near as good as maxivista.. anyone else got somethin to add

15 Name: Anonymous : 2007-09-13 00:55 ID:Heaven


16 Name: egcv : 2008-01-12 18:45 ID:IWmtugEb


17 Name: poo : 2011-06-26 05:02 ID:a8ynn0yt

the name says it all

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19 Name: yo : 2012-08-07 15:31 ID:U7606QO1

Maxivista is the only good software around

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Question about Wordpress blogs and accounts (6)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-25 23:28 ID:tAa7tcNS

I currently have two blogs. Both are with Blogger, yet created with two different Google accounts.
Now, I want to move away from Google and onto Wordpress. I've been told that Wordpress supports the importing of Blogger blogsites onto itself, but what I'm wondering is what the implications of this are.
I want to operate both of these old blogs from two different Google accounts under one Wordpress account. But the two blogs are under different names. One uses my real name, the other uses a alias that I post photos to. They do not connect at all. There is no way someone who looks at the photo blog could find out about the blog I write under my real name. And vice versa.
Now, if I am writing both of these blogs, after importing them both from Blogger, is there any way a reader of either of them could find out what other blogs the account holder writes? Is there anything on it that someone could click on the bring them to a profile of the account that would show other blogs that the person writes? Blogger had something like that, but it let you turn it off.
Can I do this same thing with Wordpress after importing two different Blogger blogs from two different Google accounts? Write one blog under one name and another blog under a different name and have is be impossible for a reader of either to make any sort of connection(s) between the two?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-26 16:23 ID:/XzpaERz

I'd imagine so. If you're talking about, then I'm fairly certain it's a one-blog-one-account kind of service. You log in with the name of your blog (e.g. if you register, your username is foo).

It's possible they introduced some sort of multiple-blogs-per-account system, but of course you could just make two separate accounts. I doubt there's a limit on Blogger imports or any way to trace them back (unless you leave the Blogger sites up and people Google what you've written). If Google decided to be nice for a change, it should just spit out an XML file of your articles that you can import into WordPress.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-29 00:21 ID:n9AE9xKm

Hunh. Well Wordpress would not take too much notice if a single IP is logging in/out of two separate accounts, would they?

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-29 13:40 ID:ReO3Y+G5

Even if they did notice, I'd be surprised if they cared. Unless there's a clause against it in their TOS somewhere.

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-11 20:30 ID:tAa7tcNS

Is there any way that someone looking at your blog can find there email address that I being used with it?

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-14 00:02 ID:dekGgUAH

Not unless you publicly display it.

That would be an invitation for spambots and trolls of all kinds!

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Perfect infographic about how the SOPA is very wrong for our Internet. (7)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-12-14 20:27 ID:RPM8jDJ2

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-12-20 13:15 ID:Sz/E9UKY

> How can you help?
>> Follow EFF on twitter


3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-02-26 19:44 ID:fuNLNgMg

Don't knock it, they tend to post links to stuff people can do against proposed moronic legislation.

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-02-27 13:42 ID:p/5y+rX8

What about proposed twitter censorship?

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-03-11 05:10 ID:uRVHFom6

All politicians in any capacity should be forced to complete a basic technology course. It would be a lot more useful than How To Not Sexually Harass Your Co-Workers In Seven Simple Steps.

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-03-18 18:52 ID:Heaven

But then the workplace might be uncomfortable to women and minorities!

7 Name: Hi : 2012-04-14 07:49 ID:oQFHxjs4

LOL? These sites would not exist without the likes of freedom fighting groups. Censored like comie countries

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Japanese IME on Windows XP (2)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-04-13 05:01 ID:x7/dPPE4

Hello, 4-ch! I can't seem to be able to install the Japanese IME. I don't have Office XP on my computer either, so I can't use the Office XP link. Being able to type in Japanese on my computer would help me learn very much, so I would like your advice on how to install it without having the Windows CD or having Office XP. Thank you! :)

2 Name: Hi : 2012-04-14 07:42 ID:YqqoDUaS

May be difficult to install. Can run live though. There are many others out there. There is openoffice. free open source.

There are many projects from Japan
search google, Most offer open office
all free projects

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Is there a light web IRC client... (6)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-09 01:52 ID:S2WJNWYB

that is not mibbit?
I end up having to use web IRC often but I really don't like mibbit.

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-10 02:37 ID:5gFq5UFA

Or run any console-based IRC client. I'm guessing a few have Web frontends, or you could even access them over SSH.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-25 16:56 ID:ca9wezeY

Miranda has IRC protocol support.

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-01-26 00:44 ID:BVTUnkrR

Try qwebirc.

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-02-14 08:45 ID:xrq2dcpY

Thannks all.

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