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  • A blinking light isn't really going to tell you much. There are so many things which access the disk and it doesn't always mean there's an important file transfer or that it's doing anything important. Besides which, you should have regular backu…
  • Put a piece of tape over the light (which, btw, is for hard disk activity, not CPU). There are numerous background processes that run, especially when the system is idle. This is perfectly normal and there is nothing to be concerned about. Runnin…
  • You're only as good as the weakest link. You could use the most privacy paranoid browser on the market, but if you run it on an OS that's gathering data or connect with an ISP that gathers your data, it doesn't really matter does it? I suppose you'r…
  • Can you not upgrade the memory? Also, what OS are you using? If you can get away with running Linux, it generally does better on lower specs than Windows. Especially since the spectre and meltdown updates.
  • @sdose said: VPN? I use VPN to connect my home network to my girlfriends home network via Internet. How could VPN help on this issue? I think you meant a proxy, arent you? No, I mean a full tunnel VPN connection so that all traffic fl…
  • Can you not use a VPN to bypass this issue?
  • Never used WordStar, but I have used Joe. I find it to be distraction free and much easier to write in. I could see why some people prefer it.
  • Relevant: https://xkcd.com/1782/
    in Discord Comment by BlueSun August 13
  • It's probably bad bearings in the fan. Once they're warm it stops making the noise. You could try oiling them. I've had some success with that. But honestly, it's usually easier / better to just replace them.
  • You could start by looking up older HTML specs, but a lot of old browsers didn't pass standards compatibility, so the best way may just be a guess and check while developing. CSS support in those older browsers is fairly limited, so probably best to…
  • If you just want compatibility, then you don't necessarily need old software. Just a theme built to work with older browsers.
  • It's somewhat annoying that we never got that update that would remove activation from XP. I remember back when it came out and everyone was up in arms about Windows having activation, MS said they'd remove activation after support ended with an upd…
  • Yeah, I've actually switched mostly to discord these days. I was a long time IRC hold out, but being able to paste images and video links and have them displayed right in discord is nice. And it seems to meet with less resistance getting others to j…
    in Discord Comment by BlueSun July 26
  • I didn't notice any speed improvement when I tried it. It really just seemed like exactly the same as the previous version. Keep in mind that's just my perception. I didn't run any tests or benchmarks to get a concrete comparison. But to me there wa…
  • Honestly, I didn't notice any difference with Firefox Quantum. I did notice several extensions that stopped working and a slightly different interface, but otherwise it was basically just the same old Firefox. And it certainly wasn't enough to get m…
  • Exported to PSD and uploaded as an attachment for those that don't want to go to sketchy file hosting sites and can't work with EPS files: https://forum.winworldpc.com/uploads/editor/im/kvy0zwqjie4n.psd
  • Given that description, I'd start to suspect bad caps on the motherboard. Have a look at the caps and see if any are bulging or if there is any evidence of electrolyte leakage.
  • @Erito17 said: @droem said: Did Bill Gates finally make enough money to retire? He already did... and hasn't been the CEO of M$ for a while actually. Satya Nadella is the current CEO Yeah he's had a reduced rol…
  • I'd say a fair bit of those collectors either A) Don't realize sites exist to archive the software or B ) just don't have the time to archive it. I'd say B is probably the most likely.
  • Since you said you tried disconnecting everything, I'd suspect either the PSU or the motherboard. The PSU being the easiest thing to try first, I'd swap in a known good PSU and see if it does the same thing.
  • I agree, simple logos are better.
  • USB boot? 98? I have doubts that would work. CD Booting in that era was brand new... If you have another 9x / dos era PC that you could put the drive in, you could use the sys command to copy the system to the drive, then dump the contents of the…
  • Ahh, yes. That awkward transitional period... I'd still suggest getting a PCI-E version of that card though. That way you can still use it if you upgrade your board later.
  • I suspect the card would work fine assuming you have a PCI slot. Seems odd to have a board with PCI and without IDE.
  • @windowsfan said: yourepicfailure, I am a 100% certain that it isn't the power supply. Coz the light that surrounds the power button comes on, and if the power supply didn't work, it wouldn't turn on. Power supplies can fail in other ways…
  • Open server manager, click "Add roles and features" and click "Next" through the wizard until you get to the features section. Scroll down to the "User Interfaces and Infrastructure" section and select the "Desktop Experience" option. Then it's next…
  • Enable the desktop experience role and use the built in Windows Defender
  • The end of Java draws ever closer and I couldn't be more happy about it. The problem is, there are still so many management interfaces that require it... iDRAC, IMM, etc. and each new version seems to introduce more hoops to jump through to run the …
  • I have a Dell Optiplex 960 SFF I use as a firewall. That's about 2009ish. I also have a Cisco 3750G from 2004ish.
  • Here's the source for the old logo if you're interested in using it / modifying it.