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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Nov 10 2018, 22:53

I found decryption for the virus at this site:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... -versions/

After scanning with the tool, all the files are working again. However, I did not back up all my files before resetting my PC, but I did back up many of the most important ones. So all is not lost, just some. :)

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Nov 11 2018, 8:10

Congrats, and this was fast!
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » May 16 2019, 20:32

This day my phone, (Motorola Moto G6) decided to upg. to Android 9 (Pie). Which is not a good idea, considering the state of this update.

I previously take care to disable Motorola notifications but haven't time to disable the update service itself. Which resulted in Motorola Update App once per time, in still shorter and shorter time frame, to pop up and asking about the update.

So it inevitably happened, in my pocket, when it autoconfirmed itself.

However, thanks to my mobile data provider, who is sufficiently costly and slow, I reached FUP and update didn't download. Seeing that at home I immediately turned off also remaining wi-fi.

Necessary steps to get rid of it:
* Download ADB tools to your PC, place them to some short path, launch cmd line
* Enable USB Debugging (Which is hidden under Dev tools) in the phone (+MPT transfer mode)
* Connect phone with your PC, via USB cable
* From command line test if tools are connected to the device
wrote at cmd: adb devices ;and it must show you your device SN
wrote at cmd: adb shell ;to lanuch adb shell

And then we are going to remove:
pm unistall -k --user 0 com.motorola.ccc.ota
pm unistall -k --user 0 com.motorola.ccc.notification
pm unistall -k --user 0 com.motorola.bug2go

(This is valid only for Moto G6, for different models and vendors names will be different. Look for 'update' or 'ota' like that:
pm list packages | grep update
)

* Restart your phone.

Here we go, even without root, your phone is free, and can work for you for some more years, hasslefree!

But it's much better to do it before you start to download update, as I should root and clean cache to reclaim 1.5GB of lost space back.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Aug 20 2019, 14:55

IF you are causal player without good GPU, then focus you attention to AMD RX570, namely Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8G G5.

Which starts to be available for prices around 190$. Albeit older for this price it's a steal deal. They pop in 8GB or 4GB version.

PCI: 2.2 Slots
Dimension: 260X135X43mm (da big card, two slots, backplate)
Power: 195W (8pin required)
Max Temp in Load: 75°C
Temp in Idle: 33-35°C
Max Noise in Load: 37dB
Noise in Idle: 34dB

Review at guru3d.com

This card shall be suitable for new Kings Bounty 2 or Heroes VII, hmm, or majority of games running on UE3 or UE4. To compare with nVidia, the performance is a bit better than for GTX 1060.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Nov 3 2019, 8:39

Again, Firefox update. Lost all opened tabs :canthear: Now this was when going to version 70, previously it was around 50.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Nov 20 2019, 20:33

Pol wrote:This day my phone, (Motorola Moto G6) decided to upg. to Android 9 (Pie). Which is not a good idea, considering the state of this update.


Some time passed and I'm here again with update.

First my phone broken, at last, after insane huge number of falls on all sort of different surfaces the fatal one happened in subway. From my glass without any scratch it instantly make cracked and strolling one.

And I had got again the same phone, why?
* One nav button by fingerprint sensor (Motorola utility, very handy)
* Gestures (alas Moto Actions/Wellbeing)
* splendid (colors) and resisting display (againts scratches, water)
* nice sound with dolby atmos
* perfectly fits in my hand

And apart from the past experience Motorola resolved Pie issues, so after half of day of updates leading me to security patch PPSS29.55-37-4-5 and around 2GB or "applied" patching I have now much faster and sleek phone than before. (Software channel reteu = retail EU)
>> One nav button works
>> Automatic light sensor works
>> Gestures too
>> After Pie whole system is much faster and consume less memory, also it features "DarkMode" to save energy and your eyes again
>> Probably the only downside which I found is time moved left on the topbar, which is Pie's cumbersome solution against cluttering
>> Of course you still can play youtube on your TV, from your phone (casting media in the same network)

No, this phone is not for photographs. Camera is certainly slower, with autofocus. Colors are good but objects need to be a bit slowed too. No NFC or wireless charging either, for that price.

The best news at the end, this time the phone cost only 158,5$ (with our favourite 21%VAT). Previously it was 285.75$. :D

Software set:
* X-Plore file manager from Lonelycats
* aCalendar (to sync without Google)
* Opera Mini
* tPacketCapture
* NoRootFirewall (needs to be disabled during updates from wi-fi)
* Parrodee (A wonderful Parrot for my daughter by Goldwave. Every kids loves it.)
* ZoIPer (SIP client, to call over internet. Not the best but still solid.)
* Jota Text editor
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Nov 26 2019, 21:36

Tips and Tricks for Windows X
(No this won't be about fixing your updates :D )

  • If you hit Win+V, you can see your clipboard history. If you don't have it enabled, you can do it from there too.
  • If you remember PowerToys for WindowsMe/98/XP/2000 then it's here again! There are Fancy Zones, Shortcut Guide and finally Power Rename. More here.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Dec 4 2019, 22:12

Fascinating, but I'm not sure if I want to see. :embarrased:

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Re: Tech Corner

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Postby Pol » Mar 29 2020, 7:30

This card is not meant for mortals. More like universities, miners and millionaires. :gking2:
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Re: Tech Corner

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Apr 6 2020, 5:47

What do you expect from the phone? Also do you prefer any brand?
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Apr 7 2020, 2:31

Quite frankly, I don't care much for phones and I really don't need an expensive phone. I hardly ever used my current phone. It wouldn't surprise me if I could live without even owning a phone. However, I don't have a problem with spending to get the a high tier phone and the Galaxy Note 10+ is the one that I've zeroed in on.

The main expectation I have that it is large screen and elegant/stylish design.

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Apr 7 2020, 20:03

In that case go with that Samsung Note. It's big and stylish. And a good product by all means, if you have no other demands, you will be satisfied. Versatile device, phablet. And you can phone with it, as I remember ppl doing that. You need a bigger hands though. :p (Or mini headset, then it's normal.)

Due to it's size it's very comfortable to work on it. Also, you get pen.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Apr 7 2020, 20:49

5G or 4G version?

The Note 10+ also has weaker camera compared to S20. Quality camera is something that is important to me. :S
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Apr 7 2020, 21:25

Good. And how much quality do you request? (Videos, Photos, Night, People, Effects?)

Is there a 5G version and do you have 5G transmitters around you? Often it's being backward compatible, so 5G, in that case. I will check tomorrow.

Mmm, or iPad 10.2"?

You can have stylish big phone with camera but it's often just the most costy thing in the market.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Apr 7 2020, 21:54

For some reason, the newer S20+ 5G ($900) is cheaper than the older Note 10+ 5G ($1,150) due to larger discount. 8| I think the price difference makes decision for me. What I really want is Note 20+, but I don't know if I can wait that long for it to be released.

5G is backwards compatible.

Certainly phones are overpriced garbage and Ipad 10.2 would be more practical, but need phone to make phone calls. :(

As for quality, I would like to make videos if possible for Youtube - like piano recording of HoMM music.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Apr 9 2020, 8:42

This might help you:

Regardng 5G
https://www.frequencycheck.com/models/A ... ubble-2-5g
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/galaxy-s20-and-5g

Regarding Camera:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-of-the-be ... -use-them/

Considering the price it's possibly the best choice now. Camera shall be perfect. And 5G depends on where you live and your carrier.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Apr 9 2020, 20:33

If I buy a cheap phone plan that is only 4G, doesn't that defeat the purpose of having 5G? Maybe 5G phone plans will be cheaper in the future and I will use it, but right now I feel like I am paying for things I don't actually use. Still, what I really want is Galaxy Note 20 Plus, but the problem is I have to wait many months without a phone until it is released.

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Apr 11 2020, 2:31

This is the best comparison of these two phones I've seen. I've decided to go with the Note 10 Plus. I want to wait for the Note 20 Plus release, but it is too many months away to live without a phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbaugB9_Zuk


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