• I need help with my computer?

    my pc is stuck in the repairing pc mode .. when it brings me to a list of options to resolve the issue NONE of them work and come out as failed i don’t know what else to do i even tried wiping my pc clean by resetting the pc and that still failed i really need to use it by tomorrow i can’t do anything else on it at all
    my pc is stuck in the repairing pc mode .. when it brings me to a list of options to resolve the issue NONE of them work and come out as failed i don’t know what else to do i even tried wiping my pc clean by resetting the pc and that still failed i really need to use it by tomorrow i can’t do anything else on it at all
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Am I a troll?

    Best answer: Your mommas a troll your daddy's a troll...
    Best answer: Your mommas a troll your daddy's a troll...
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • I plan to build an app for pet lovers. Please give me your suggestion.?

    Best answer: Don't have a clue in what direction you are heading. Training (how far can you take training?), grooming, what is considered abuse, ailments, diseases, shots, dog houses, get rid of crates, they are not little prison cells. How to stop excessive barking, taming the aggressive dog, all about the lumps &... show more
    Best answer: Don't have a clue in what direction you are heading. Training (how far can you take training?), grooming, what is considered abuse, ailments, diseases, shots, dog houses, get rid of crates, they are not little prison cells. How to stop excessive barking, taming the aggressive dog, all about the lumps & bumps on dogs. include lots about canine behavior & that is is NOT human behavior. all about all the dog breeds, list pet rescues or sources to find pets. Laws about dogs.

    You can find all that information & more just by doing research. There is nothing you cannot find on a computer. There are plenty of sites for dogs you can get ideas from.
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can you live without a computer?

    Best answer: I was around 33 when I got my Commodore 64 I could not live without one since around the 286 days.
    Best answer: I was around 33 when I got my Commodore 64 I could not live without one since around the 286 days.
    24 answers · 2 months ago
  • Could a computer run off 30 CPU's and 30 GPU's all at once?

    Best answer: Well, a Cray Titan uses thousands of each - so yes!

    The one at Oak Ridge laboratory has 18,688 CPU chips and 18,688 GPUs.
    Each CPU chip is a 16 core type so actually almost 300,000 CPU cores in total..
    Best answer: Well, a Cray Titan uses thousands of each - so yes!

    The one at Oak Ridge laboratory has 18,688 CPU chips and 18,688 GPUs.
    Each CPU chip is a 16 core type so actually almost 300,000 CPU cores in total..
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • What really is a hacker?

    Best answer: In the original (or arguably real) sense, someone who knows how a particular type of thing or machine works so well they can take it apart and rebuild it to work differently or better. Computer hacking began with people wanting to build their own computers, before home computers or mass-produced machines... show more
    Best answer: In the original (or arguably real) sense, someone who knows how a particular type of thing or machine works so well they can take it apart and rebuild it to work differently or better.

    Computer hacking began with people wanting to build their own computers, before home computers or mass-produced machines existed.

    The only way to get some specialist parts was to get scrap from commercial mainframes and minicomputers and strip it down to re-use the parts.
    [To put prices in perspective, the first keyboard I bought, in the early 70s, cost me £65 - for an uncased part out of a scrapped machine. Adjusted for inflation, that's rather more than £1000 / $1300 in current values].


    Once you built a computer, you had to learn to program it - and possibly write all your own tools and utilities to do that.
    Most people doing that could read and write machine code directly, as assemblers took too much memory and memory was *extremely* expensive.


    Being able to do that also meant you could look at and "read" other peoples programs, making them work differently - often a requirement as often home-built-machines did not stick to any standards and programs written on one needed patching to run on another.


    That's historically what hackers are - people who can rebuild hardware and software how they like.

    Back then, there was nothing illegal about "exploring" other computer systems using a dial-up modem and in fact a lot of big companies had no problem with allowing other computer enthusiasts to dial-in and look at things on their machines.
    None of those real enthusiasts ever dreamt of doing anything to cause harm.


    A lot of the tools and skills can be misused for malicious purposes, but to an original hacker that's wrong - it's cracking not hacking.

    TV & Movie writers don't care, they think hacking sounds better - so to most people now, hacking means malicious acts.
    There are also a lot of people who have no genuine skills but have found the various software tools written for analysing and disassembling other software etc., know to hackers as "Script kiddies".


    Most of the things you see attributed to "hackers" on TV are just plain wrong. It's not possible to just gain access to any specific computer you want remotely, no matter what facilities the attacker has.

    Since the general introduction of requirements of "strong" passwords, it's also totally impossible to bypass those to gain access to an account. To "brute force" just a six character password that uses uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols would take over a hundred years - in the system did not lock the attacker out after a few wrong attempts.
    By the time you get to ten character passwords, it's up to over a million years even it you could do a million tries per second...

    There are some methods of stealing data from badly written sites, as you see in the news occasionally - generally peoples names and email addresses etc., that have used a particular web site. It does not give access to individual accounts and cannot happen with properly written software.


    The commonest things blamed on hackers (as just about every "I've been hacked" post on this site) are the result of social engineering and no connection with actual hacking.

    Things like "phishing" emails that try to trick people into visiting a fake look-alike web site and entering their login data.
    Even some of the big business computer compromises have been dome like that - eg. someone using an internal phone and pretending to be an employee who's lost their password & convinced someone to give them access to the computers...

    That's not "hacking".

    Or tricking someone in to running a program that gives someone else access to or control of their computer, by saying it's a photo or bill etc. attached to an email, or saying it's a free game on a web site - getting the computer user to install malware; a trojan.
    Again, not "hacking" or cracking. Social engineering - the user gives away access themselves, albeit unintentionally.


    And for info, remember that now any attempt to access any computer system or computer-based device without the owners permission is a criminal offence; that includes both such as trying to access someone else account and simply doing things the owners rules say you must not do. Any offence can possibly lead to a massive fine or a prison sentence.

    [Electronics designer and programmer for 40+ years, also an original 70s (legal) hacker].
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it normal to download images with a future date of time?

    Best answer: Not normal, but not unusual. The file system doesn't care what time it is now. It simply looks at what the timestamp of the file says. So if the file says it's from 2037...so be it. The timestamp is usually generated by the operating system, but it's quite easy for someone to manually modify it. ... show more
    Best answer: Not normal, but not unusual.

    The file system doesn't care what time it is now. It simply looks at what the timestamp of the file says. So if the file says it's from 2037...so be it.

    The timestamp is usually generated by the operating system, but it's quite easy for someone to manually modify it. (Why would someone do this, I can't say...)
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Why would anyone buy a Chromebook when their 15-year-old Windows XP machine could do more more stuff than it?

    Best answer: It's called "marketing hype". Convince people your product is better, and people will buy it even if it is not any better than an old laptop....
    Best answer: It's called "marketing hype". Convince people your product is better, and people will buy it even if it is not any better than an old laptop....
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • My Compoter wont tur n on ?

    Best answer: You need to clarify, Windows got damaged or computer is silent and dead? First may have been the result of those activities but second scenario is much more like wear and tear of PSU component.
    Best answer: You need to clarify, Windows got damaged or computer is silent and dead? First may have been the result of those activities but second scenario is much more like wear and tear of PSU component.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • How do you run cable in building with no ceiling?

    Greetings! I'm a newbie cable technician who has been running cat6 cable from point a to b for several months through ceilings, vents, etc. I have a task ticket run cable through a office building under construction with no traditional ceiling. Traditional meaning one with moveable panels. The top of the... show more
    Greetings! I'm a newbie cable technician who has been running cat6 cable from point a to b for several months through ceilings, vents, etc. I have a task ticket run cable through a office building under construction with no traditional ceiling. Traditional meaning one with moveable panels. The top of the building is 50ft up. I need to run this 10ft high. This is about easy job! How do I hang this cable professionally?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • What happens if your neuologist appears behind you in tne showerstall?

    Best answer: He will authorize a refill for my prescription of Alprazolam and Topiramate.
    Best answer: He will authorize a refill for my prescription of Alprazolam and Topiramate.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • If windows 10 is bad, what am i supposed to do when it comes time to upgrade?

    Best answer: Windows 10 is, by and large fine and better than windows 7. I have been using windows 10 since it was released and have had no problems whatsoever. A few people have had problems with updates but these are usually easily resolved and rarely cause significant damage. I have a desktop and 2 laptops running windows 10... show more
    Best answer: Windows 10 is, by and large fine and better than windows 7. I have been using windows 10 since it was released and have had no problems whatsoever. A few people have had problems with updates but these are usually easily resolved and rarely cause significant damage.
    I have a desktop and 2 laptops running windows 10 fine
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • New Volume E Drive?

    to start off with, im a comupter idiot. I know next to nothing about computers and if someone even mentions the word "motherboard" i get a migraine. I may be 19, but i might as well be a grandpa with how awful at computers i am. I know that it's a hard disk partition and that it's empty space for... show more
    to start off with, im a comupter idiot. I know next to nothing about computers and if someone even mentions the word "motherboard" i get a migraine. I may be 19, but i might as well be a grandpa with how awful at computers i am. I know that it's a hard disk partition and that it's empty space for me to put stuff in. E has most of my storage space on it (C has 223 GB, E has 931 GB) and my games (all through Steam and Origin, if that matters) are hoarding almost all of my C drive space. If i put the data files in E, will the games still be able to find+use them? if not, is there something i need to do to be able to do this? Im sure i could probably figure it out myself, but i have really severe anxiety about messing up/breaking my computer (though logically i know that moving a dang file's not gonna actually break anything) and i'd rather avoid panic attacks if at all possible. Thanks in advance!
    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • What computers will we have in twenty years time or even thirty?

    Best answer: Technology has a weird way of accelerating. There is a slim possibility engineers will have figured out quantum computing and holographic memory. If so, computing will get weird really fast. By that I mean, too fast for the user's learning curve.
    Best answer: Technology has a weird way of accelerating. There is a slim possibility engineers will have figured out quantum computing and holographic memory. If so, computing will get weird really fast. By that I mean, too fast for the user's learning curve.
    9 answers · 3 months ago
  • What is the point of Ultra HD for people whose vision is not even close to HD?

    Best answer: This reeks of "Well, if I can't use this, nobody should get it." Downright spiteful.
    Best answer: This reeks of "Well, if I can't use this, nobody should get it." Downright spiteful.
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • Are the lights from our computers slowing burning our skin at a DNA level.?

    Also with as much hardware is in the world and beams and satellites bombarding our brains every hour, do you think, it's to blame for how crazy the human race is turning. Thanks for reading.
    Also with as much hardware is in the world and beams and satellites bombarding our brains every hour, do you think, it's to blame for how crazy the human race is turning. Thanks for reading.
    12 answers · 3 months ago
  • Help!? I am a droid and my instructions have too much Engrish?

    Best answer: I've told you the answer before.

    Why you no WHISTEN!
    Best answer: I've told you the answer before.

    Why you no WHISTEN!
    5 answers · 3 months ago