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Support Request: Asus R9 290 DirectCU II 4GB GDDR5 ?>

Support Request: Asus R9 290 DirectCU II 4GB GDDR5

Since purchasing the Asus R9 290 DirectCU II 4GB GDDR5 from an online vendor I’ve had nothing but issues with the graphics card. This is the second R9 290 I’ve had this year will will more than likely not be the last as the vendor refuses to give a refund after the first 28 days – a replacement card will be issued. Here is the ticket I have created with the vendor.

Review: Asus R9 290 DirectCU II 4GB GDDR5 ?>

Review: Asus R9 290 DirectCU II 4GB GDDR5

Since purchasing the R9 290 back in March 2015, I’ve had nothing but issues with it. The first card lasted one month before I started to experience blackscreens, overheating and general performance issues. After many hours of troubleshooting I decided that the only thing I had left was to send the card back for a refund however I was told that I was not allowed a refund and a replacement card would be send out within 24 hours. In the…

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Reddit: How do you recover from a screw up and save face ?>

Reddit: How do you recover from a screw up and save face

“I’m a junior and bit offs more than I should have. Thankfully it was just a stand by of an active standby pair, but the engineer asked me to investigate a minor issue and I ran the wrong command. Now I couldn’t recover from it and it’s down until I can crawl to the engineer and tell him what I did. I hope he has a backup config and the rest I can get from the active with his help…

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Windows 10: Forced Windows updates ?>

Windows 10: Forced Windows updates

The forced updates are by far the trickiest aspect of Windows 10. Yet another problem that can occur is when a Windows update coincides with a third party driver management software update. This can cause a crash. The third party software can be halted, but the Windows update cannot. Your best bet is uninstall third party driver management and letting Windows take care of all the system updates, which gives Microsoft power over another company’s products, which isn’t cool. I…

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Windows 7: Import from network to Windows MovieMaker ?>

Windows 7: Import from network to Windows MovieMaker

Ok, this is bizarre – Windows Live MovieMaker won’t let you import network files by default. Okay, so they’ll be large and may monopolise network traffic for a while, but shouldn’t that be your choice? Anyway, a quick Registry tweak will solve this annoying problem. Simply run REGEDIT, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows LiveMovie Maker, add a DWORD value called AllowNetworkFiles and set it to 1: job done.

Windows 7: Standardising the taskbar ?>

Windows 7: Standardising the taskbar

We love the Windows 7 taskbar, but many people seem less than impressed with the new approach to taskbar buttons, finding it difficult to tell at a glance whether an icon is a running application or a pinned shortcut. If this sounds like you then there’s an easy way to restore more standard taskbar buttons, though – right-click the taskbar, select Properties, and set Taskbar Buttons to “Never combine” or “Combine when taskbar is full”. You can even restore the…

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First Impressions of Kali Linux 2.0 ?>

First Impressions of Kali Linux 2.0

Kali Linux 2.0 was released on August 11  2015. I downloaded 64-bit full version and installed it on VMWare. The host computer has Intel i5 3570k, 8 GB RAM. I assigned 2 GB RAM to Kali Linux 2.0 and it was quite quick surprisingly. When installing via non-graphic interface, you may encounter no network mirror repos, you need to bypass it by selecting “Continue without a network mirror? Yes” and we will edit the /etc/apt/sources.list later. Graphic interface may also…

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Offensive Security Introduces Kali Linux ?>

Offensive Security Introduces Kali Linux

Black Hat Europe, Amsterdam – March 13 – Offensive Security today announced the availability of Kali Linux, the evolution of its popular BackTrack Linux, a free security auditing operating system and toolkit. Showcased at Black Hat Europe in Amsterdam, Kali Linux incorporates more than 300 penetration testing and security auditing programs with a Linux operating system, delivering an all-in-one solution that enables IT administrators and security professionals to test the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies. “For IT professionals, an experiment…

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