Oh look, it says there's a virus in my computer!

20283  2017-05-09 by StroudAugust

457 comments

But you have heard of me?

Oh. Yes, that punchline was why the line in this pic was so awkwardly written.

Yeah, you're that weird cloud guy from Mario.

Yeah, what's up with that fuckin' cloud guy anyway?

Would you look at that.

Well whaddya know

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

You two careful, he is a big

For you

Mr speaker, We are 4U

I ain't seen one of these since I was prospecting on Subterrel, beyond the Outer Rim...

Wellll whaddya know!?

ISP: "Yes.. we have. Check your email"

Indeed.

Do you fear takedown notices, Jack Sparrow?

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

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why is this a thing

Why would it not be?

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Don't quote me on this, but jack sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

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It used to until the owner of the Jack Sparrow bot blacklisted the Quote Me bot.

That happened because "Don't quote me on this, but it needs more jpeg" created a recursive loop where QuoteBot would quote JPEG, which would quote QuoteBot, which would quoate JPEG, and so on.

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Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

I am a bot. I have corrected 5408 people.

Username checks out

It's funny because PirateCaptainSparrow's username is very applicable to their comment.
beep bop if you hate me, reply with "stop". If you just got smart, reply with "start".

Jack Sparrow?

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

I am a bot. I have corrected 5376 people.

O shit

Jack Sparrow?

YOU BROKE THE CURSE!

Jack Sparrow? Cap'n?

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M'capn

M'Cap'n Jack Sparrow to you!

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

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And where is your ship, captain?

I'm in the market, as it were.

My mother does this.

No joke. She somehow BOUGHT bittorrent, and Utorrent and purchased a membership to a fake TOR proxy. I hate when she asks me for advice.

You sound like a douche. "My mother got scammed, lol."

My mother has really gotten into Kodi and tv boxes, she already has kodi on her phone and a few chromecasts so I dont get the purpose of the tv boxes..

Bahahaha.

My sister once bought a crappy eMule clone with her credit card thinking it was a legal way to download all and unlimited music.

It's called Spotify, and it's legal!

I have never tried Spotify but Apple Music is awesome for me.

Spotify is quite a bit better.

I tried Apple Music for a few weeks and ended up going back

Just honestly curious, what makes it better?

Isn't Spotify strictly streaming, no downloading?

Premium only. However, and this is gonna sound like an ad, if you have 5(?) friends or family do the bundle. Works out to like 3 dollars a month each and very worth it

Can't you only do the family plan with people who share your address though

Yea I guess but like only three of them live in the same house. Three others live in completely different places across the state. I just pay for that and amazon prime. My sister pays for Netflix, brother for Hulu, etc etc. Spotify doesn't know

That probably breaks some kind of TOS, not like that's ever stopped us...

Maybe, but who would tell Spotify? The billing address is the same for the entire family plan as it is, well, the same plan. No other way for them to know your address that I can think of, really.

Maybe, but who would tell Spotify?

Depends? Would you shit in a police officers hat?

...I don't understand that analogy.

I don't understand that analogy

The IT Crowd - Series 2 - Episode 3: Piracy warning

I am in a family plan with people from a different address. It's as simple as changing your billing address to match the subscriber's.

I'm telling!

Nuh-uh! Besides, we are technically a family!

All I know is, I don't know anyone who downloads MP3s anymore, and it's made it a real pain in the ass to find decent MP3 playing apps. There's only a handful that are supported by Android Auto, and they all force you to skim through all that streaming and "radio station" bullshit before you get to your own music. Google Play included.

mp3 downloads are still very much a thing, and there's so many mp3 players. For players, I still use winamp 2.95

You can download playlist to your phone so they can be played offline but you have to connect to the Internet before 30 days.. I forgot what happens but you have 30 days to reconnect so it can phone home

Premium allows for downloading, it's not perfect but great for a person like that sister

Their student membership is totally worth it. I'll probably keep it for twice the price after I'm done being a student.

Except there's limits on how many tracks you can have downloaded at once, and the tagging on the tracks is atrocious.

Wait what? Since when was there a limit, and what is it?

Just download more RAM if you hit it.

Apple Music has no limit

Source: just over 10000 songs on my phone

Well now my Apple Music sub is superior. For the longest time I found the two services to be comparable, with Spotify typically having a better selection and better playlists. This limit on downloads really makes Apple Music better for myself.

Really? That limit is too small?

Probably not, but no limit is a good sell for me.

I feel bad upvoting this because I hate Apple as a company, but I agree that no limits would be a great thing for Spotify. But you know how it is, they monitor the internet for features people want so that they know what to put on the black list.

Is there a limit? I have about 2000 tracks downloaded on my phone and I haven't hit any limit. What is the limit?

3333 tracks, which is way less than what I keep locally on my phone.

You keep over 25GBof just straight up music? Damn.

That is only assuming each of those 3333+ songs are only 3 minutes. Jumps up to 33+GB at 4 minutes

I have at least ten thousand songs on my PC. It's around 80gb if I remember correctly.

Around 110GB on my phone, the same as my old iPod classic.

I wish I could store that much music on my 16GB Nexus 5.

USB-OTG cable & one of those really tiny 64 gig flash drives. Not the most convenient option, but now I can actually bring more than one audiobook with me on a cross country road trip. Plus I can actually make TWRP backups even if I'm using more than half the on-board storage. Ugh, I both hate and love my nexus...

I actually carry around a 32GB flash drive that can switch between usb 3.0 and micro b. It really doesn't work if I want to listen to music with my phone in my pocket, but it's great for storing audiobooks and making TWRP backups.

It does get kinda hot when transferring data, and it can be a pain to mount properly, but it is what it is.

Indeed, I too have mixed feelings for my nexus.

Bizarre

I have well over 5000 tracks on my phone. At one point it was over 6500 but I've slowly been deleting tracks as I figure out what artists, albums and songs I like.

75GB of music on my iPod Classic checking in

Why not? If it's 320kbps mp3, roughly 1.5MB per minute. I like to shuffle a shit ton of songs so that I don't hear the same songs each time. Gotta keep things fresh.

Also, screw Spotify's 10k song limit per playlist. I like to make genre specific playlists, so I add artists at a time. Fills up in no time.

I'm sitting at 5515 songs taking up 34GB on my phone and as MP3s on my PC. Sure I'm only listening to less than half of it but I like to data hoard soundtracks.

I used to as well :( computer issues (aka being pissed and thinking my drives were dead.... So accidentally using my music storage drive for a clean windows install, and realizing the mistake way too late) meant I lost all my music, and this happened about a week or two before the Spotify paid US beta dropped. So I tried that out and never re-collected my music ever since.

I really do wish I did, as Spotify removes some artists CDs (no more Eiffel 65 besides some weird remix CD!? C'mon Spotify!) and I also have bad artist memory. Aka I'll hear an artist I LOVED but somehow completely forgot about, as I don't have a proper "library". Either with downloads, or even in Spotify.... My fault I guess :( the new streaming age is so wonderful, yet so scary

I keep like at least 40. Used to fill a 128 back in the day, but now Spotify exists. I do keep things at 320/v0 or sometimes convert my 320s to 192 for mobile use.

I think if I really wanted to I could probably muster up 500 songs to download.

I think 6000

Is that really a limit tho...

It's not meant as a hoarding solution but for a really convenient mobile one. I hit two buttons and boom offline album on my phone. For storage purposes it's only 320kbps (if you enable high quality) and it's through a specific app...

Did we not spend the last decade shitting on Comcast for implying that "a whole lot" is equal to unlimited?

Yes. I bump up against it all the time.

I need to be logged into a corporate VPN at work that knocks out Spotify. So I need to download everything before logging onto the VPN.

You're asking a thread full of digital hoarders if 6000 songs is too many. Just think about that for a second.

Only listen to maybe 100, but maybe I'll want to listen to the Mario soundtrack some day

The only purpose of downloading is when you need your music on the go. While there's always gonna be someone that fits the extreme usecase, I figure not a lot of people truly need 6 nonstop days worth of unique tracks in between wifi availability.

is when you need your music on the go

Well, I don't have a mobile data plan since not having one saves me a lot of money, so I need the music on my phone to be stored locally.

It's not meant as a hoarding solution but for a really convenient mobile one. I hit two buttons and boom offline album on my phone. For storage purposes it's only 320kbps (if you enable high quality) and it's through a specific app...

This is a world where titbreast might show reason and sense. So idk.

Yes, very much so

But why? I mean it's all available for streaming

I guess you've never heard of data caps lol

I definitely have lol. I just don't need to stream that many songs over mobile. I guess I just listen to music differently

I have over a TB of music (auto save internet radio streams, full flac discographies, etc)

Share

just use stationripper

What's that

Yeah, what's that?

Can I ask about what your auto save stream is about? Because I haven't had time to make any kind of script to instantly download a song from YouTube, pandora, or other random streaming.

Yes, 9999 is in fact a finite number.

I need to duplicate the content of my Kanye West playlist many times to hit that limit but I guess it is possible.

🌊🌊🌊🌊

And that's not including his mixtapes

Do you even archive bro

Back when my dad was a heavy usenet user, we would amass tens of thousands of songs.

They download across devices so I'm guessing it's actually 3333, 6666 duplicates.

So download the songs, connect your android phone to a computer, access the folder where the songs were downloaded to, make a "backup" copy of those songs on the pc in a random folder and finally you just delete the downloaded songs from your folder. Rinse and repeat untll you have all the songs you want.

Ps. I am Swiss and here making backup copys of anything (even if you do not own it) is legal. You can even deposit those backup copies at your friends and family members house (at which point they can make a backup copy of the backup and distribute that).

As if they'd just give you unencrypted files.

They are smart, the music is hidden, so no viable backup will work

Use a data visualizer. The biggest block it'll bring up is the music you downloaded from spotify. Asuming you don't have a huge amount of other music/videos on that phone

The downloaded music files are only playable by spotify, it is encrypted something stuff like that. Similar on how offline videos on youtube protects it from being copied.

If the Spotify app can read it, so can you.

How come Rhapsody never took off? It was Spotify but better and around like 10 years earlier

Software was garbage and DRMed to all hell.

I think you are remembering it better than it really was.

My guess would be internet speeds. Most people I know who aren't super into technology had 56k up to the early 2010's.

Really? Where do you live?

In the US, but I meant casual internet users (people who didn't go online past facebook) who I know for a fact now love Spotify. Maybe 56k is a stretch, but I do know that 2 of my friends were using those AOL CD's for free internet up until that didn't exist anymore. (Or at least, until the Blockbuster in my town didn't exist anymore, as that is where they got their supply. Whichever came first.) And then I had a few other friends who had terrible cable/dsl up until 2013 or so, and their speeds were only about 100kb/s when downloading. My friends would complain about waiting an hour to watch one YouTube video in 360p and always liked to come to my place to watch things in HD.

I feel that people who had the speeds to use a streaming service back then also had the knowledge of how to buy or download the music they wanted instead. Sure, both types of people use it, but I think casual internet users are more likely to ONLY use a streaming service, and were also most likely lately to the game, speed wise.

All of that on top of the fact that a lot of people use Spotify on their phones, and faster and more affordable data plans exist now. That, and who doesn't have a smart phone now? Early 2000's it was still somewhat of a luxury to most people, but now it's the norm. And again, the more internet savvy people were probably the ones most likely to upgrade to smart phones first.

Either way, I think Rhapsody was ahead of it's time.

I don't know why I am rambling.

I git high speed in like 2003 and used it for, like, hot or not.

This was roughly 10 years ago.. so..

If only you weren't a piece of shit and helped her...

HELP HER

My business partner bought winzip

I don't understand how some people manage to do this.

It's because they didn't grow up with technology. My father can't even figure out a basic flip phone. Seriously, he can't make calls on a gas station cell phone, it's too advanced for him. He wont use his laptop for weeks at a time because "Netflix is asking me to sign in again and I don't want there to be two charges" I've told him literally a hundred times, just click on sign in, and it'll be okay. I've told him it's specifically set up so that all he has to do is click on sign in. He can't figure that out.

One time he clicked on the wrong link and it sent him to one of those spam links that scream at you in your browser and you can't close it unless you spam alt f4 or just restart the machine. I've told him, anytime he runs into an issue, just reboot the computer. He comes in one day with the screaming browser. Having had enough, I said he needs to learn to fix it himself.

15 minutes later I find him on the phone having called the number on the fucking screen, he downloaded a bunch of files and almost ran them.

He was just swiffering black mold an hour ago, so it kinda goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, the guy is an absolute fucking moron.

What is a gas station cell phone?

Shit burner phone easily purchased at a gas station used by criminals mostly to avoid tracking.

That makes sense. Thanks!

I assume he means a cheap ass flip phone

Interesting. Is that a common term? I'm not familiar with it.

It's not a term the Jedi would tell you.

But have you heard The Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise?

Possibly.

You'd probably call it a burner

You can buy them at gas stations and 7-11s. The common term I'm familiar with is go phone.

Then they're probably prepaid "burner" phones.

Yes that's exactly what they are

You might have heard the term "burner?"

I've never heard it before, might be a local thing. I just inferred it from gas station = cheap crap, but I could be wrong

swiffering

What does that word mean?

A swifter is a dust mop cleaning device.

Present participle of to swiffer

I assumed that, but I get an overly sexual meaning, which I doubt applies in the context OP gave it.

English is not my mother language, so I would like to know what that word means on this context.

Swiffer is a cleaning wipe/broom, so I'm guessing he means he's literally just using the wipes or the broom to used with to clean up the molds. I don't think there's anything more to it than that actually unless I'm missing something.

Yeah I'm being a bit of a jackass, Swiffer is a brand of cleaning supplies. To Swiffer something is to mop or sweep it up. The brand name is used in place of a generic name, much like Kleenex is just a brand of facial tissue but everyone says Kleenex

Thanks!

That's not true! It's called a Tempo!

You're an ass for not helping your poor retarded dad lol

You say that, but you have to help this kind of person every time because they don't actually want to learn.

I'd help him, but he's the physical embodiment of r/iamverysmart. He honestly thinks he's very intelligent. He'll go into 15-20 minute diatribes about how you're wrong about a subject, go to intense detail, but be wrong about everything he's saying. A google search will prove him incorrect, and all of a sudden he doesn't want to talk about the subject anymore.

You are describing almost every dad on the planet earth. A father's job is to teach their children, and when their children know more, it's kind of a shit feeling.

Hell, my dad barely lets me turn a wrench when we worked together on a project last week. He's old and fat now, but would rather bust his knuckles and sprain his back than watch me do it for him.

He said as much, but his dad is just an asshole. A 65 IQ (used to be called 'retarded,' but that's widely, and correctly considered a slur now) is sufficient to be able to reliably log into Netflix or use a smart phone without assistance, and can do some pretty cool things (graphing, linear forecasting, etc) with Excel with moderate assistance. It takes very severe mental disability to be able to genuinely not be able to operate a computer properly, so the vast majority of tech incompetence is simply repugnant willful ignorance.

65 IQ is still called what it is, retarded.

Swiffering black mold....yeah, looks like you need to fix your dad. Maybe run an anti-virus.

What does swiffering mean? Black mold? Wut

Black mold is difficult to eradicate and causes lung problems if not properly cleaned up. A swiffer is literally a baby wipe on a stick.

Believing a swiffer can do anything at all to mitigate a black mold problem is what indicates the man is a moron.

Yeah, isn't the proper way to deal with black mold more... scorched earth?

Just burn the house down and get a new one.

Maybe the swiffer was step one? Like, just scraping the upper layer off to get rid of that so where wouldn't be so much of it when actually cleaning it? Come on, no one can REALLY be THAT stupid, can they?

It's nice to see people who still have faith in their fellow man.

On the plus side its been awhile since I've had to explain that "wifi" is not some free everywhere wireless service and that your home wireless router has a range. But I also do not talk to people in public much at all.

Its not tech related.. this is a swiffer - its a mop thing. and black mold is mold thats black. and not something you can clean up with a swiffer

I taught my grandfather (70) to use Linux. You should probably do that too!

LMAO He'd just hand it back to me and tell me to make it like it was again.

Tell him that "the virus did it and if so try to bring it back I'll have to a annihilate your computer"

Half the time when my family calls me over to fix their technology, the problem is that something is not plugged into the wall.

My grandfather once cut through some cords because they were ugly, and the family had no phone or TV for a week.

My coworkers are mostly old farts. Then frequently come to me with their phones to fix a problem.

90% of the time, they have forgotten some log-in information. Samsung, Google, facebook, or what have you.
Ok, so password recovery, no problem. I'll just need your e-mail address and possword... You don't know your e-mail password? For fuck's sake!

I ask how they do it at home, and it's always that the computer remembers it at home and they don't even have to log it, or just click Sign In.

i sometimes can't keep track of what "accounts" i have

Password manager.

So my dads a super smart guy. Has 2 degrees and is an electrician on top of that. He rang the cable TV company once because it wasn't working. He hadn't turned the thing back on after a power outage. He can wire an entire building but forgot to turn this cable tv box back on.

My friend's dad has a Ph.D. in some type of engineering that isn't related to computers. He's probably a genius and is the head of a department that's worth billions of dollars.

Yet, he doesn't know how to shop online at Amazon, has the same thought about logging into a website more than once because of potential charges, and types with two fingers.

If he's a genius, he would be able to learn basic internet use.

See, what I don't get is why people who realize the position their parents are in don't go berserk. It might as well be the financial equivalent of letting your dad run into oncoming traffic because shit can get fucked.

Friends don't let friends click wrong download buttons, teach them.

Yeah.. we do all that. Somehow they manage to completely ignore everything and do the exact opposite of what they learned when I'm not in the room.

It's almost as if you didn't read my comment at all.

Some people refuse to learn. After a certain period of time it's not worth it to try teaching them any longer.

Hmmm... maybe it's time for a factory reset of your father?

You know, I read sentiments like this all the time... Yet, I am basically an "IT guy for IT guys" (automation/development/IT contracting) and I don't understand why normal users might feel this way at all.

Everyone takes their experience using computers for granted. For a lot of people in the boomer plus age bracket, they may not have a lot of exposure.

The list of things my parents taught me how to do, from using a toilet to driving a car, is literally too long to type. I'll gladly help them with all their technology confusion for the rest of their lives.

It's not that they ask for help that frustrates people.

The complaints are about old people that don't actually learn what to do, they just want you to do it for them every time.

I wholeheartedly agree.

My parents generation was the one that developed the transistor itself. Their parents put men on the moon. The whole "lol old people r dum" meme when it comes to that is so silly.

Cat memes > Moon landing

Your move SJW Oh yeah we also created those...

Knowing nothing about a subject until a person is over 40 doesn't stop them from learning about it.

Being unable to understand a simple function of something a person uses often isn't normal, getting older doesn't make it impossible to learn new tbings.

My grandma ended up with like 4 separate Netflix subscriptions because on each of her devices she created a new account.

You tell her not do it, but responds with "you don't know any better, it should work!"

Yeah shes like "BUT IT SAID I HAD TO"

So much for one's choice.. At least you tried to learn her it's not good, even if she doesn't follow.

I hate when she asks me for advice

Maybe there is a causal relationship here

She taught you how to use a fork and wipe your arse and you can't be bothered to give her advice on using a PC wisely?

When did I say I can't be bothered to give her advice on using a PC?

You said you hated when she asked. Be generous with your spirit is all I'll saying. I get exasperated too but it's not much to ask in the scheme of things

You wanna calm down there, buddy? We're just talking here.

I'm calm buddy

I'm not your buddy, pal.

fuck off

Im not your pal , friend .

You are either an oblivious asshole or a malicious asshole. Either way

Maybe that's why she's wasting her money on shit like that, because you can't be bothered to explain/ install the free/ right version?

Get her a Mac. Never have to answer anything ever again.

That hasn't been true in a long time.

What hasn't been true?

Sister wrecked 2 Macs with viruses. Some people should stay away from technology.

Your mother is 4chan.

But you've heard of me.

Good thing I use uBlock Origin.

uBlock Origin

I use that and disable Javascript by default. Its just a simple click at the top-right in chrome if I want it to run on the page.

Honestly the best protection I put on all my family computers.

May want to check out faronics deep freeze for computers like mom or grandma. If they screw up it as easy as rebooting to get everything back to square one.

can i pirate it

Indeed.

the windows nuclear protection option, for the better idiot.

Here too. I wonder how many times I'd be called if I didn't install it sooner.

Same here. My sister had problems with her laptop and since I installed uBlock Origin she hasn't complained.

Yup, I would also put it on my dick if I could.

Yup, I would also put it on my dick if I could.

It blocks ads, not AIDS.

Some days I feel like there is very little difference.

Right? my Ublock as blocked 1.6 million ads at this point.

Where do you go to find your total blocked number?

Can just mouse over or click the icon for it.

How do you know, already tried it?

Half of the ads show anyways...

Same here man, more and more ads have been sneaking through uBlock Origin for me as well. It doesn't even block twitch ads anymore.

Go to the settings and enable the extra filters. There's anti-ad block kiillers, host file blocking, social media tracker blocking, etc.

Twitch changed the way ads are implemented a couple months back and now they're injected into the stream itself so you can't block those ads without blocking the stream also.

Really? I've not seen a twitch ad yet. Don't know what I'm doing differently. I just use Ublock Origin.

I'd have to guess you're either in a location where not a lot of ads are distributed or this new ad system is still in a rolling out phase and hasn't reached you yet. The latter is unlikely in my opinion as Twitch announced the changed in November.

A developer behind Adblock said this about it:

"As we understand it, they will begin inserting ads directly into the video stream the way broadcast TV does. The folks at EasyList have confirmed that this makes blocking the ads impossible without also blocking the video."

I am in Australia, so I guess that counts. But when I turn Ublock off on Twitch I get an ad instantly after reloading the page.

When you disable the adblock it refreshes the page and triggers the pre-roll ads that are on all partnered channels by default so maybe those act differently to the ads that streamers run on breaks?

Pi hole is even better

It's not.

What is wrong with pi-hole?

It costs money and more time to set up than u block

Pi-hole costs $35 and is just hosts-based blocking. uBO does hosts-based blocking, dynamic filtering, and element hiding.

Hmm I see, but if you want to block ads on your entire network pi-hole seems like a good option if you have a RPi laying around.

Why not just say you use an ad blocker?

Because he wants to

Because not all ad blockers are created equal. Some allow whitelisted ads, some don't catch certain types of ads, and so on. Ublock origin is the best of the bunch.

Because then people go and download Adblock Plus, which i think hasn't been too good lately. I forget the reason why. But people aren't happy with it. By naming uBlock Origin people will get the right extension.

Adblock Plus has a history of extorting websites into their default whitelist: https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/09/interactive-adverting-bureau-ceo-adblock-plus-is-an-extortion-based-business/

Well there's an ad blocker called Adblock and many don't like it because it tried to profit by basically stealing ad space. Unlock origin has to be the highest rated adblocker so people are more likely to directly recommend it over accidentally recommending Adblock.

Because uBlock Origin is probably one of the best adblockers out there

It just sounds weird. It's like saying: "Good thing I have my Apple iPhone 7."

With the tiny difference that ublock is better in about everything compared to it's competitors while the Iphone 7 is not.

It would be just as weird to say: "Good thing I have my Samsung Galaxy" or whatever the hell the best cell phone is.

It's like saying "I went to the store in my 2015 Nissan Titan."

"Let's watch a movie on my HP Envy"

It just sounds weird.

Maybe it's because there is an extention called adblock, and people want to specify they're talking about another product?

You do say "I'll just grab a Pepsi".

It's free, I don't understand your bitching. Are you with the ad revenue industry?

I'm just saying it sounds weird...

When someone is discussing software do you find it weird when they say Windows or Mac?

It depends on the context.

If they say: "Good thing I use Microsoft Windows 10." That sounds weird.

If they say: "Good thing I use Windows." That doesn't sound weird.

That is a little different because it's an operating system and something every computer basically needs. So you would never say "Good thing I use an operating system."

We're talking about an ad blocker, which is something you don't have to have to use the internet. So it's normal to say "Good thing I use an ad blocker." It would be just as strange if he had said "Good thing I use Ad Block Plus."

I'm not saying uBlock Origin isn't a good product. It's the one I use. I'm just saying the original comment sounded weird.

REEEEEEEEEEEE

The autism is real

no-script is even more better... takes a while to get used to though.

Anyone else here doesn't have a antivirus, cc cleaner/maleware bytes is enough for him.

cc cleaner is a relic from the xp days, don't know why anyone would use it now.

What would you recommend in its' place?

Windows Defender, of course!

A magnetized needle and a steady hand.

A dremel and a small screw driver

For us relics who still use PCs.

Superantispyware

Malware for the tough.

I run Avira anti-virus constantly, but run cccleaner and malwarebytes every week or two... seems to work.

I used to have Avira Free Antivirus, but I switched to Avast because Avast constantly annoyed me with false-positive detection and even refused to uninstall until I forced it. If you're going to do the same, just remember to customly choose what to install because Avast includes many unnecessary (in my opinion) components beside the system shield. One of the good features of the latest versions of Avast is "Game Mode." It detect the games installed, and gives them high processing priority, and silences any notification and update from Windows.

I don't have any anti-viruses since they have always been snake oil.

I use ccleaner if only because it's a convenient thing do manage startup and uninstall software.

Especially when their is a magnet link sitting there as pain as day.
All you have to do is hover over it to verify it is what it says it is.

Thinking back I don't believe I've clicked a download button in the last 8 years that wasn't a magnet.

But how do they work?

They're magnetic so they attract all the iron bits and your computer processes them into programs

A magnet link differs from hyperlinks and directly downloading a torrent file by magneting the torrent file to your torrent application such as utorrent. Utorrent will then search other clients downloading or seeding the torrent file and will download required files from there.

As for how computers transfer information, that is via electrons.

ELI1: Contains hash and program fetches internet for ppl with same hash.

I highly doubt that a one year old can understand what you just said.

They're basically all the important data that's in a .torrent file, except it's in a URL.

All the .torrent file is is words about how to download the torrent, so instead of putting the words in the file, they're out in a URL.

A .torrent file also comes with extra data such as metadata

Yeah, I didn't know how technical the guy asking the question was so I left out the details.

I remember finding out about magnet links but just seeing what they did. I pretty much concluded it was a way to get a torrent without needing the file on my computer.

Private trackers don't have magnet links, it's one convenience I miss :(

You click your magnet links? Real men copy and paste them. Avoids any javascript clickjacking bullshit.

So does ublock

there as pain as day.

not all sites, some also add a little magnet as another decoil.

Mean while installing virus. 'FUAAAAAAAAAAAAAYUUUUUUAAAAAAAAUAUUAUAUAUAUAUUAUAUAUAAAAAAAK!

Noob. I was able to download limewire pro through limewire.

Piracy at its finest.

My brother got a virus on our house computer because of limewire. But I got the blame for it because he blamed the virus on my MySpace and command and conquer generals use.

You mean Kazaa?

I think I had Kazaa Lite ++

Kazaa Lite++, LimeWire Pro, I'm tripping through time.

Frostwire, Bear share!

I went Napster, Kazaa, Kazaa Lite++, WinMX (WinMX was amazing!)

WinMx, yes. My favorite. I believe it was the first that allowed us to resume downloads.

When did these P2P programs go away? I feel like I just woke up one day and nobody used them anymore.

When they got shut down because they used a centralized server.

+1 for Kazaa

Oh god both my sisters who are in their 30s do this all the time.

"Why is my two year old laptop running slow?"

Open it up to see they just clicked yes on every pop up ever to make it go away, malware, viruses, browser toolbars, add ons and bloat ware everywhere.

"No idea, maybe time you bought a new one"

Why don't you tell them not to? Even my 56 year old mother knows the ancient internet adage of not clicking on sketchy shit.

Oh I do, it's working in one case at least.

Not worth it. Then they start asking more questions.

Give them linux. Pretty much everything is done in chrome anyway

An afternoon? I can get a Debian based distro running in 15 minutes.

Im accounting for slow internet and people who aren't fully sure of what's needed in an old person distro 😂

Spotify actually have a repository for Debian based distro.

And I think the easiest of easy desktop environment is GNOME. Even BSD is easy to use with GNOME really.

Yeah, gnome and patheon are da best

I don't think giving Linux to some computer illettrate people will actually help them.

My mother literally uses the PC exclusively to look for recipes and watch Youtube. She's terrible with technology. I installed Ubuntu on her laptop and put UBlock Origin in Firefox. She never had any trouble with the OS (though she often can't figure out how to do stuff on YouTube).

If she only uses youtube, why couldn't you have just downloaded Firefox (or your browser of choice) for her on the windows her laptop came with and put ublock on it? Seems as though it would accomplish the same task.

Because Windows 8 was shit and with Linux it's harder to get malware (my auntie uses her PC for Facebook and the occasional Google search and she still managed to fill it with crap after using Ublock).

That's impressive to me. My technologically illiterate mother only uses ublock and I've taught her how to stream using various websites. I've got ublock and MBAM on her pc and she's not gotten a single piece of malware.

Linux is free only if your time is worthless.

This depends on what distro you use.

I'm familiar with Linux, yet I keep accidentally breaking shit in Debian which takes a while to fix. On top of that, it took me an hour to get my WiFi drivers working. I don't actually mind having to screw with stuff to get it working, in fact I actually find it fun, but it would be a pain in the ass for someone unfamiliar with Linux, and especially someone who's computer illiterate.

With Ubuntu and it's forks, I've never had any issues at all, and I've done the same kind of shit with those as I have with Debian. Pretty much everything just worked.

If you're not a gamer or use Adobe, windows is worthless for you. Linux is a million times better for administrative shit.

Implying installing and maintaining Windows doesn't take time. Once you're familiar with Linux and the places to find information, it's about as easy to use as Windows. (Unless you want software that only exists for Windows, then you're fucked whether you're a programming prodigy or not.)

I am using Ubuntu as my main OS on my desktop and it took a day to get most things how I wanted. I only really got stuck with some specific terminal commands and stuff I just didn't know but I found out eventually. I was pretty confused at the how the file system worked as well but I took a day to read the file system standard guide and it makes more sense now. I didn't even have to do much to set up my video card drivers as the OS had a little welcome screen that did that for me.

Maybe I am just more open than some people but yeah... Linux at least from my Ubuntu based OS experience is just as user-friendly to me as Windows in lots of instances. Even slightly better sometimes. I love how Linux handles software updates. I remember having to hunt for like 10 different .EXE files to update all of my software and now the PPA and software center does most of it for me.

I think more people just need to give some distros a good and open-minded chance. The only main complaint I have is some games I can't play and some software I liked I had to find alternatives. but for me that something I can live with.

I remember having to hunt for like 10 different .EXE files to update all of my software

"chocolatey upgrade all"

I have heard of Chocolatey but I never got a chance to use it much. It is a nice alternative.

Oh, this horseshit again.

So original and true! \s

A lot of casual computer users basically never leave their internet browser. Linux is a pain in the ass but you can't tell me that Chrome doesn't work perfectly fine in it.

Install Ubuntu, delete every shortcut except Chrome, give it to grandpa, and I don't think it can be any worse for him than a normal computer.

Then get chromeOS. I love Linux but don't act likes it's, set it forget it.

Chrome OS is a Linux distro...

Sure, but it's designed and built for super casual users.

I think Ubuntu has gotten alot more user friendly. I have very little experience with using Linux and I don't dual boot or anything, but from what I understand the GUI has improved almost to the point a Windows or Mac user with a good understanding of day to day use (like how to log in, select apps and install things) can use Linux.

Gui is not the issue, its installing it, troubleshooting it, fixing it when it inevitably breaks. I spend way more hours configuring and fixing my Ubuntu side, and never do that kind of maintenance on the OSX side. Windows is somewhere in the middle.

Lets remember, these people don't google solutions to their problems, they don't even know how to describe their problems, they ask people who know more than them to fix it and each little problem costs them alot of stress and lost productivity.

You know, I was actually talking with my Mom this weekend that grandma needs a new laptop. It's over 15 years old and both Firefox and Chrome stopped updating for WinXP, lol. My response was basically just to get her an iPad/Chromebook. All she uses it for is for clicking like on Facebook and forwarding email copy-pasta anyway.

A Chromebook would be great

Oh and guys btw chrome os is linux

*Unix

Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora and many other distributions are very user-friendly and simple to use out of the box without any configuration. Stop propagating lies.

That's certainly true for Mint and Ubuntu. A little less true with Debian and Fedora. Their default security settings are more restrictive and can become an annoyance when working with files and moving them around.

Not Debian. Since it doesn't come with non-free/open drivers, it can take some screwing around to get your hardware to work properly if there aren't any free drivers available. It took me around an hour to get my WiFi drivers working, and I'm pretty comfortable with doing stuff like that in Linux.

I can't say anything about Fedora, though.

You just have to get different install image with non-free firmware on it.

I use Ubuntu myself and it's going great. I remember laughing at how a site tried to push a shady looking .EXE file on me and I was like "That shit won't work. I don't even have WINE." I have also tried a Chrome OS port and it as neat for a laptop. Never tried Elementary OS but I have heard of it. I can't say much about Google Docs vs Libre Office as I love both. I probably use both about just as much oddly enough.

As someone who's always hopping on different OSes and writing is totally random, Google cloud has saved me soooo many times lol

Good point. Having everything stored in the Cloud helped a lot when I had to jump from computer to computer in college as well. I took forever to give Google DOCs a good chance but when I did I loved it. I think because of school I had the mentality that Microsoft Office is the best ever. I don't even use it now LOL.

What? I'm 39 and my computers never got infected with virus or anything.

If only someone in their family knew about this stuff and wasn't a piece of shit

It was a joke, sheesh. I do fix it and warn them. Get off that internet high horse.

I'm gonna be Pirate King!

Love this

Why I don't recommend torrent to my less-intelligent/intuitive friends

Same... it's so fucking simple, but it just doesn't click with people. I've worked in IT a lot, and it blows my mind how oblivious the general user is when it comes to their computer. I'm not talking about 90-year-old grandmas, I'm talking about people between the ages of 18-50. This shit (computers) have been going strong in the consumer market for the last two decades... if you're a "millennial," you really have no excuse, but they're just as bad as everyone else. All it takes is a bit of critical thinking based on what you already know.

Everything works perfectly fine, but if something is out of place or doesn't work as intended, it's suddenly black magic.. "I tried to fix it." No the fuck you didn't.

Interesting that you bring this up, I didn't really think about how intuitiveness can be uncommon or rare because I'm generally with people that are. Now that I think about it, I know tons of people that could figure things out if they put a little bit of thought to it, but their laziness leads to them just staring at a screen, having tried nothing, and saying "It's broken."

Yeah, it's weird. My mom is one of the smartest, best real life critical thinker, problem solvers I know, but she's useless in front of a computer screen. Just technology in general. Every time I leave her alone for a few days and go back to my own place, she manages to break her printer and surround sound, and has issues with her wifi. I go home, fix it, and it works perfectly fine for weeks until I leave again.

Without fail, it's "broken" as soon as I leave, and she can't get it to work. I don't get it.

Also, the signal on your cell phone is not Wifi.

"hey you guys seen the new rick and morty episode?"

"No how did you watch it?"

"Try Kiss Cartoon"

They now think I watch hentai...

To be fair it is probably the worst name for a website.

Do you not?

Know* you watch hentai

How are people not using some form of adblock in 2017?

AdblockPlus in Chrome & Opera.

Done.

Everyone will tell you to use uBlock Origin, but as long as you're doing something to block ads it's enough.

Personally, I use uBlock Origin and a custom hosts file. MalwareBytes also blocks a lot of malicious ad servers.

Ill have to Jump on this Ublock Origin Hype Train and see whats it like.

Used to use "Peerblock" back in the day, so by the sounds of things, its pretty much the same thing under a Edgy Name.

It's probably best that using adblocking software isn't too popular, or else advertising companies would be working much much harder to combat them (most likely with lawyers)

They're already doing everything they can. Legal threats (which have absolutely no basis), scripts (fun cat and mouse game), and buying out the ad blockers.

Because uBlock Origin is better!

Today You Learned: uBlock Origin is a form of adblocking.

I think that was a joke

i didn't even know viruses still existed. i guess i simply got better at it.

Oh theyre out there, I had to reinstall windows because I downloaded a scam auto KMS that loaded my pc with trojans.

Ugh, I built a computer for a lady at work, and I gave her the easiest, least technical torrenting program I could think of. I get a text two days later saying she's still getting a copyright infringement warning when she downloads.

Several questions later, it turns out she actually went to the website this email told her to go to, something like nocopyright.com, and FILLED OUT THE SURVEY, as instructed by the super sketchy obviously scam email.

I stopped trying to help.

Subbed.

Subbed.

tbh kickass' fake dl links often look like part of the site, and some of the shittier sites hide the actual link fairly well

imo You can't teach a monkey not to be an idiot. You can teach a monkey to use a disposable VM so they can be an idiot as much as they want

Liked this better when it was in /r/reactiongifs

This may sound completely ignorant but I have no idea how torrenting works can someone please ELI5? How it works? What it does? How I can use it safely? And what are the best sites for relatively safe torrent(ing?)

Im not dumb I'm just a 34 year old attorney and computer tech stuff or how to get free content online is not my strong suit by any means.

A website hosts the torrent file, which is essentially an address for the file you're trying to download.

Also, this file was broken up into like a hundred pieces and is on a bunch of separate users computers and shit. You download pieces from all kinds of people and the torrent client pieces it together to give you a working copy of whatever porn you're downloading.

Now why it happens this way is because technically speaking the website you're using to download your copy of "BonerJames March 2017: Gay Bear Butt Bungalow" doesn't actually give you the gay porn you wanted, it just gives you the address to get it off a million other gay bear anal porn lovers like yourself.

How to keep it safe? You can't. Just use the best security principals you can. Trust absolutely nothing or no one and virus scan what you can. If something sounds too good to be true, like advanced releases of an episode of Game of Thrones or something it almost always is a virus or malware.

Do people really torrent porn with as many free sites as there are these days? Seems incredibly unnecessary.

Interesting. Sarcasm aside, I had no idea that's how torrenting works. The last similar thing I used was way back in college and it was called LimeWire. I don't know if that's even similar to this or not but it seems so. Maybe that was more 2p2 then piecemeal files and cobble them together.

Good simple explanation though. Thanks.

I'm sure some people do, my friend pays for porn like one month every few years and just mass downloads a fuckload of porn.

I don't fully understand why, and I just imagine him at his computer for hours a day for a month organizing his porn folders and shit.

I can relate to this also.

He nabs a Membership and stockpiles it and organises it, always some Obscure odd shit too.

I just jump onto Motherless for a quicken. Done.

Lolol..

Not a bad strategy I guess if you want the better quality stuff just pay and mass download and quickly cancel the membership.

Step one. Don't tell people your an attorney while asking how to potentially commit crimes.

Step one. Before replying...

Understand this is anonymous and there is no way anyone can tell who I am so I can ask whatever I please without the risk of repurcussion. That's the beauty of Reddit. It's anonymous and doxing people gets you banned.

Step two: *you're

Step two: Unatsrednd taht not bnieg dexxod is not the smae as bnieg auomynons.

Step 3: *understand Step 4: *that Step 5: *being Step 6: *doxxed Step 7: *same Step 8: *being Step 9: *anonymous

Riddle me this champ...

You do realize that even though it's anonymous people still accidentally let things get out in pics and other things....? You do realize that right?

And if you then bring attention to it or point it out you will get banned... even though that person may have accidentally doxxed themselves and thought they took it down before anyone saw it...

If you dox them by reposting or revealing the information after they deleted it you can be banned.

The fact that I'm having to explain this to you is pretty incredible. Are you really that dense that it had to be explained or are you just trolling.

Lolol... what?

I'm very aware that they are two different things. What exactly are you confused about?

I said reddits anonymous and then I said doxing people gets you banned. Inferring that because reddit is anonymous, if you then try to dox someone that wants to remain anonymous, you will be banned (and that's the beauty of reddit - you have the right to be anonymous and they will ban anybody who tries to violate that right to anonymity by banning anyone who tries to dox someone else).

Nothing I said would have even remotely suggested they were/are same thing and the fact that you somehow got to that conclusion makes me question your reading comprehension skills.

Step 3: understand your argument before you try to articulate it.

Step 4: at least make an marginal attempt at spell check your posts before you criticize someone else in your reply. Otherwise it really detracts from my ability to take you seriously... among other things.

Hmm, lets see here. What is the penalty for having your account banned on a forum where the accounts are free? Let's say from Doxxing. You claim to be a lawyer, see if you can puzzle this out.

I have absoutely no fucking clue what you are talking about....

I think the real puzzle here is wading through your bullshit looking for actual meaning.

Ok I'll give it a go.

Riddle me this champ...

You do realize that even though it's anonymous people still accidentally let things get out in pics and other things....? You do realize that right?

And if you then bring attention to it or point it out you will get banned... even though that person may have accidentally doxxed themselves and thought they took it down before anyone saw it...

If you dox them by reposting or revealing the information after they deleted it you can be banned.

Just because there aren't criminal penalties doesn't mean there aren't penalties. The fact that I'm having to explain this to you is pretty incredible. Are you really that dense that it had to be explained or are you just trolling.

Ok, were almost there. How do they ban you from the site? How can they know its you?

They know. Ask a mod.

You're clearly not ready for torrenting.

"You're clearly not ready for torrenting"

Just read the gayest thing I've read all week. Thanks.

I'd say give it some thought before even thinking about torrenting anything, know that there is a chance you could wake up to a very large lawsuit even if you did everything as well as possible.

From what I understand the chance of you actually getting sued and having a judgment entered against you for torrenting is essentially zero. Im sure there are cases but I'd be willing to bet 99.9% of the people who torrent go completely unpunished.

I agree but that really depends on what you're downloading and who owns the content.

Your ISP will definitely know that you're torrenting but they generally will not do anything unless they get a complaint from the owners of the content.

I normally only go after older movies and sometimes TV shows. I figure who really cares about this kind of stuff. Most of the time these days I just stream what I want to watch on Netflix anyways. It just sucks how some specific movies I love they don't have. I have had so many "OMG Netflix doesn't have this?!" moments LOL.

I figure who really cares about this kind of stuff.

Have you ever heard the term 'patent troll'? (I assume you have since you're an attorney.)

Well, there is a form of those people who will seed their content and track anyone who torrents it.

I am not an attorney. Maybe you meant somebody else? But I have heard of patent trolls.

My bad, replying from my inbox and didn't see that you were a different person

  1. Get a torrent client. A really popular one is utorrent.

  2. To actually download files through your new torrent client, you'll need a torrent file or a magnet link. Most torrent websites supply magnet links.

Some popular websites include Kickass Torrents and The Pirate Bay. You'll want to be careful when visiting these sites, as they can often be filled with ads. I highly suggest an ad blocker.

Once you've found the file you want to torrent, you'll want to look for the magnet link. I believe on Kickass it's a magnet icon, and on TPB it's the words 'magnet' with an icon next to it.

Make sure it's the right file, for example if you want to download a movie and the file is 5 megabytes, it's very likely fake. If you're looking for an ebook and the file is an .exe, it's fake, etc

  1. Click the magnet link, which will open the torrent client. Select download location and you're good!

Don't use utorrent, it's malware.

It's not malware, but the new versions are shit and full of ads.

uTorrent 2.2.1 though is the best torrent client in existence.

2.2.1 is nothing but an outdated piece of shit

All versions newer than 2.2.1 are worse, and there's no torrent client on windows that matches its functionality and doesn't look like shit.

Bullshit, qBitorrent is way better.

Qbittorrent is way worse. It's way less stable, and looks like absolute ass, since because it uses Qt on windows, which looks shit, and also because of icons and color scheme.

I use Transmission which is QT I assume, i couldn't careless, it doesn't have Gayass Ad's nor and allow Remote HTTP without Fuss.

Does me wonders, Used to love uTorrent till they Ad Filled it to fuuccckkk.

I'm not a fan of Transmission feature-wise.

When it comes to Qt, things not looking native to my OS is my pet peeve, and I don't tolerate that with software I use every day.

> not malware
> full of ads

If you thing that ads and malware are the same thing, that's only your problem.

Its actually full of adware.

Is there a program to download or is that what the choosing a torrent client is for?

Use Vuze as a client and maybe the pirate bay to get torrents.

I use Transmission, love it!

ok ill give that a shot thanks, do you know any good torrent sites, ive been depressed since KAT went down.

The torrent client is the program that actually processes the torrent download itself.

So yes.

How can you tell if a link is fake? I'm a noob..

It's hard to teach that kind of awareness, because it's just something you instinctively know. It's kind of like trying to teach someone how to read a CAPTCHA if they don't know how.

I imagine it has to deal with the file size of what you're trying to download?

No, it's more like what the download button looks like. Some just look spammy and fake.

You notice before you see any of that.

Normally it's the one that actually fits in with the style of a website and is generally smaller than the huge download buttons

It's kind of like trying to teach someone how to read a CAPTCHA if they don't know how.

Everyone deserves a chance at an education! /r/botsrights

It'll either look dodgy, or when you hover over it the url that appears in thr bottom corner of the browser will look dodgy.

Experience, once you pirate a ton of time you know where the placements should be.

Step 1: have uBlock origin.

Step 2: if you're Torrenting, you're looking for a magnet link or a .torrent file that is less than a megabyte in size.

Things to watch for:

  • If you get a zip or exe file instead, you've messed up and it's the wrong button.

  • If the button redirects you off the download page, it's also the wrong button.

  • If the button is big and possibly blinking, it's a scummy ad and is not a download button.

When you put the mouse over it and the status bar shows a completely bogus link.

There's also the fake torrent index sites that always pop up 100 results for everything you search for.

ok thanks

It is not just pirate sites either. It angers me how ads look like something that looks similar to what you want. Like downloads button or "Click here buttons". I hate deceptive shit like that. I remember having to go through mental hoops when I was younger as I got so confused with this. I know better now though and if a site is so shit I can't find what I am trying to do I just leave and find something better. That or just leave AdBlock on all times.

When it tells you there is Super Quick Direct Download for it! with Any FILE YOU SEARCH! even "LOLOLOL" it will state its ready for quick download.

Torrentz.eu (Prev to torrentz2.eu) had that annoying Ad/Scam.

The name is Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

I am a bot. I have corrected 5388 people.

I love this meme

Actually happened with my brother last night xD

But you have heard of me...

where my magnet links be at

People don't understand that using the internet is like playing an instrument for any other skill. It takes experience to get good at it. You can read a book about how​ to use the internet but you're in for a surprise if that's all you have to go on.

when searching for the correct download link, use the indiana jones holy grail method.

haha I like this analogy!

There was a method to that? ^(haven't seen that movie in years)

In the movie he has to choose a cup to drink out of for eternal health or something like that. There are dozens of cups, but only one gives health, while the other will kill him. He goes for the most boring cup, rather than the flashy golden ones.

Ah but you have heard of me

Did he also pay off his previously unknown IRS fees via iTunes gift card?

If you see ads on your trackers, you are using the wrong trackers

You all need the Chrome App Magnet Collector.

Disclaimer: I made it

Is this for real?

Looks useful. Thanks. I never thought of wanting something like this before until your post.

Came up with the idea, because even with adblockers, some fake download links show up, and even clicking on real download links sometimes opens up an extra window with an ad. So why not scrape the page for the real torrents and magnets, and put them in an extension so you don't even have to click the page!?

"Make sure you turn your antivirus OFF before installing _____"

Seems totally legit.

M A G N E T. L I N K S.

M A G N E T. L I N K S.

But you have heard of me...

No OP, that's your dumbass fault for not blocking ads.

Why do torrent sites do that? I understand why the advertisers do it, but wouldn't it be in the site's best interest to be user friendly and as safe as possible?

Apparently not. Some websites are so bad I refuse to even look at them without an adblocker. You would think like you said though that they would want to be considered user-friendly to have a leg up against the competition.

Well, it's not wrong.

My friend is going to take her MCAT soon and she asked me today about downloading torrents (she called them something else and I laughed). I told her about thepiratebay and she kept getting all these ads and popups. It was absolutely hilarious as each click yielded a bunch more ads.

To this day I still get fooled by some. On /r/mlbstreams, some of the sites will pop up with an image of a video player, with a frozen frame of baseball being played, with the little "play" button in the middle. And here's the kicker, they're in Blue Jays uniforms, the team I'm going to watch. But no, it's just a bait ad. The real video player is below that.

And above the ad that says "You need to be logged in to view this stream, click here to log in" nope just an ad.

My reaction to anyone who tells me to use popcorn time.

I tried guiding someone on Reddit on how to torrent once. He messaged me back later, cursing up a storm because his anti-virus detected malware. I asked what he clicked on and he said "one of the big green buttons that said download!"

Keyword here is "one"

I told him to click on the magnet looking button

My sister actually got a virus on a Mac. She downloaded some religious safari plugin she read about in the back of a quilting magazine. Next thing I know shes p0wned.

Haven't they even considered why your sister constantly doesn't have admin access?

And why would she need to repair the printer so many times

They had to reset her password so they could become an admin but they just left it that way.

Ew Mac.

If I see a download button while using someones computer that torrents, I would trust it because if you can torrent, there is no excuse for not having ad-block installed.

We've all done it at least once. That's how you know which one's real!

My sister wrecked my dad's and then her computer with viruses from the most obvious bullshit "free movies" trojans you can find. And they were both Macs. Christ she wouldn't last a minute on the high seas.

ok well #1 all time of /r/Piracy I guess

What even happened here? The nearest post is only like 6000 upvotes...

r/all happened here.

But you have heard of me?

Me

Buy you have heard of me.....

Older than the age of pirates.

Ah but you have heard of me

I once torrent the game Sid Meier's Pirates.
I pirated Sid Meier's Pirates
Yeah I like to live on the edge, thank you.

what software did you use to find the virus?

my family once decided I must have been the cause of a virus/trojan which was on an uncles computer.

a bit of personal background info now...

years of torrenting good porn and music... never had a virus.

Uncle's computer.... at his house, which i have never been to, or used.

however my uncle loved to forward "hillarious" attachments.

however in my house explain how a problem occurs just implies guilt.

same sort of logic which led to midwives being accused of witches.

Post got in front page. Well, almost? I don't understand reddit quite well.

But you have heard of me

It's not just torrent sites, they're everywhere.

My parents got my grandma a computer to avoid the guilt of never visiting her. She was going senile (demintia) It wasn't just multiple down load buttons confusing her, if something said "click here" she clicked it.

Long story short: soooo many internet explorer toolbars!

2017
still using public trackers with gratuitous ads

Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

I am a bot. I have corrected 5414 people.

Top post on the subreddit now. Good work.

Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

I am a bot. I have corrected 5375 people.

YOU BROKE THE CURSE!

Interesting. Is that a common term? I'm not familiar with it.

Step one. Before replying...

Understand this is anonymous and there is no way anyone can tell who I am so I can ask whatever I please without the risk of repurcussion. That's the beauty of Reddit. It's anonymous and doxing people gets you banned.

Step two: *you're

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When someone is discussing software do you find it weird when they say Windows or Mac?

Same... it's so fucking simple, but it just doesn't click with people. I've worked in IT a lot, and it blows my mind how oblivious the general user is when it comes to their computer. I'm not talking about 90-year-old grandmas, I'm talking about people between the ages of 18-50. This shit (computers) have been going strong in the consumer market for the last two decades... if you're a "millennial," you really have no excuse, but they're just as bad as everyone else. All it takes is a bit of critical thinking based on what you already know.

Everything works perfectly fine, but if something is out of place or doesn't work as intended, it's suddenly black magic.. "I tried to fix it." No the fuck you didn't.

It depends on the context.

If they say: "Good thing I use Microsoft Windows 10." That sounds weird.

If they say: "Good thing I use Windows." That doesn't sound weird.

That is a little different because it's an operating system and something every computer basically needs. So you would never say "Good thing I use an operating system."

We're talking about an ad blocker, which is something you don't have to have to use the internet. So it's normal to say "Good thing I use an ad blocker." It would be just as strange if he had said "Good thing I use Ad Block Plus."

I'm not saying uBlock Origin isn't a good product. It's the one I use. I'm just saying the original comment sounded weird.

"hey you guys seen the new rick and morty episode?"

"No how did you watch it?"

"Try Kiss Cartoon"

They now think I watch hentai...

Step 3: *understand Step 4: *that Step 5: *being Step 6: *doxxed Step 7: *same Step 8: *being Step 9: *anonymous

Lolol... what?

I'm very aware that they are two different things. What exactly are you confused about?

I said reddits anonymous and then I said doxing people gets you banned. Inferring that because reddit is anonymous, if you then try to dox someone that wants to remain anonymous, you will be banned (and that's the beauty of reddit - you have the right to be anonymous and they will ban anybody who tries to violate that right to anonymity by banning anyone who tries to dox someone else).

Nothing I said would have even remotely suggested they were/are same thing and the fact that you somehow got to that conclusion makes me question your reading comprehension skills.

Step 3: understand your argument before you try to articulate it.

Step 4: at least make an marginal attempt at spell check your posts before you criticize someone else in your reply. Otherwise it really detracts from my ability to take you seriously... among other things.

I guess you've never heard of data caps lol

Hmm, lets see here. What is the penalty for having your account banned on a forum where the accounts are free? Let's say from Doxxing. You claim to be a lawyer, see if you can puzzle this out.

Just burn the house down and get a new one.

When you disable the adblock it refreshes the page and triggers the pre-roll ads that are on all partnered channels by default so maybe those act differently to the ads that streamers run on breaks?

Riddle me this champ...

You do realize that even though it's anonymous people still accidentally let things get out in pics and other things....? You do realize that right?

And if you then bring attention to it or point it out you will get banned... even though that person may have accidentally doxxed themselves and thought they took it down before anyone saw it...

If you dox them by reposting or revealing the information after they deleted it you can be banned.

The fact that I'm having to explain this to you is pretty incredible. Are you really that dense that it had to be explained or are you just trolling.

In the US, but I meant casual internet users (people who didn't go online past facebook) who I know for a fact now love Spotify. Maybe 56k is a stretch, but I do know that 2 of my friends were using those AOL CD's for free internet up until that didn't exist anymore. (Or at least, until the Blockbuster in my town didn't exist anymore, as that is where they got their supply. Whichever came first.) And then I had a few other friends who had terrible cable/dsl up until 2013 or so, and their speeds were only about 100kb/s when downloading. My friends would complain about waiting an hour to watch one YouTube video in 360p and always liked to come to my place to watch things in HD.

I feel that people who had the speeds to use a streaming service back then also had the knowledge of how to buy or download the music they wanted instead. Sure, both types of people use it, but I think casual internet users are more likely to ONLY use a streaming service, and were also most likely lately to the game, speed wise.

All of that on top of the fact that a lot of people use Spotify on their phones, and faster and more affordable data plans exist now. That, and who doesn't have a smart phone now? Early 2000's it was still somewhat of a luxury to most people, but now it's the norm. And again, the more internet savvy people were probably the ones most likely to upgrade to smart phones first.

Either way, I think Rhapsody was ahead of it's time.

I don't know why I am rambling.

I'm not a fan of Transmission feature-wise.

When it comes to Qt, things not looking native to my OS is my pet peeve, and I don't tolerate that with software I use every day.