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Post by bal3x » October 13th, 2018, 11:00 pm

Lammetje wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 9:51 pm
When I turn on my monitor and desktop pc, it happens more and more often that I don't see anything happening on my screen. The pc is on (as indicated by the usual sound and blue light), but somehow it doesn't establish a connection with the monitor - or so it seems. After a few more attemps the computer starts up as normal.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?
First check your cable that goes from your PC to the monitor, but if this is happening randomly it does sound like a bad graphics card, I suppose you have an integrated motherboard which may pose a bigger problem.. if the problem persists you'll need to enlist some professional help there unless you can find and replace components yourself.

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Post by Lammetje » October 14th, 2018, 10:35 am

bal3x wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Lammetje wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 9:51 pm
When I turn on my monitor and desktop pc, it happens more and more often that I don't see anything happening on my screen. The pc is on (as indicated by the usual sound and blue light), but somehow it doesn't establish a connection with the monitor - or so it seems. After a few more attempts the computer starts up as normal.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?
First check your cable that goes from your PC to the monitor, but if this is happening randomly it does sound like a bad graphics card, I suppose you have an integrated motherboard which may pose a bigger problem.. if the problem persists you'll need to enlist some professional help there unless you can find and replace components yourself.
I see. I had already checked this cable, it seems fine. I built this pc myself, but that was quite some time ago. By the way, today one attempt was enough to get my pc started up properly.

The graphics card is an Asus EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2; I've been using it for over seven years. Time to get a new one?
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Post by bal3x » October 14th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Lammetje wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 10:35 am
bal3x wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Lammetje wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 9:51 pm
When I turn on my monitor and desktop pc, it happens more and more often that I don't see anything happening on my screen. The pc is on (as indicated by the usual sound and blue light), but somehow it doesn't establish a connection with the monitor - or so it seems. After a few more attempts the computer starts up as normal.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?
First check your cable that goes from your PC to the monitor, but if this is happening randomly it does sound like a bad graphics card, I suppose you have an integrated motherboard which may pose a bigger problem.. if the problem persists you'll need to enlist some professional help there unless you can find and replace components yourself.
I see. I had already checked this cable, it seems fine. I built this pc myself, but that was quite some time ago. By the way, today one attempt was enough to get my pc started up properly.

The graphics card is an Asus EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2; I've been using it for over seven years. Time to get a new one?
I'm not an expert on graphics cards, 7 years though seems like a very solid time for a PC component no matter how good it once was :) But if it'a dedicated card it should not be too difficult to replace it, unless you're a gamer it should also not cost a fortune - but wait and see, sometimes problems like these go away on their own, if it persists perhaps it's time to upgrade.

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 14th, 2018, 6:52 pm

bal3x wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Lammetje wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 10:35 am
bal3x wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 11:00 pm


First check your cable that goes from your PC to the monitor, but if this is happening randomly it does sound like a bad graphics card, I suppose you have an integrated motherboard which may pose a bigger problem.. if the problem persists you'll need to enlist some professional help there unless you can find and replace components yourself.
I see. I had already checked this cable, it seems fine. I built this pc myself, but that was quite some time ago. By the way, today one attempt was enough to get my pc started up properly.

The graphics card is an Asus EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2; I've been using it for over seven years. Time to get a new one?
I'm not an expert on graphics cards, 7 years though seems like a very solid time for a PC component no matter how good it once was :) But if it'a dedicated card it should not be too difficult to replace it, unless you're a gamer it should also not cost a fortune - but wait and see, sometimes problems like these go away on their own, if it persists perhaps it's time to upgrade.
I mean yeah - I'd definitely start by checking the graphics card. If you have a spare one, pop it in and see if that takes care of the problem. If you don't, maybe pull it out, dust it, and put it back in and connect everything again. Maybe plug the monitor into one of the other ports.

(I used to be pretty heavily into distributed computing, so I got pretty good at diagnosing graphics card issues.)

If the above doesn't work, you can try putting the card in a different PCIe expansion slot.

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Post by Lammetje » October 14th, 2018, 9:04 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 6:52 pm
bal3x wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 4:21 pm
I'm not an expert on graphics cards, 7 years though seems like a very solid time for a PC component no matter how good it once was :) But if it'a dedicated card it should not be too difficult to replace it, unless you're a gamer it should also not cost a fortune - but wait and see, sometimes problems like these go away on their own, if it persists perhaps it's time to upgrade.
I mean yeah - I'd definitely start by checking the graphics card. If you have a spare one, pop it in and see if that takes care of the problem. If you don't, maybe pull it out, dust it, and put it back in and connect everything again. Maybe plug the monitor into one of the other ports.

(I used to be pretty heavily into distributed computing, so I got pretty good at diagnosing graphics card issues.)

If the above doesn't work, you can try putting the card in a different PCIe expansion slot.
Thanks, I'll give it a try if the problem occurs again!

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 27th, 2018, 2:40 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
May 31st, 2018, 5:47 pm
joachimt on May 31 2018, 11:35:36 AM wrote:
bal3x on May 31 2018, 07:30:36 AM wrote:I've been buying refurbished for quite a while now, don't even recall when I paid full price for a new phone :)
@joachimt - I would strongly advise to look into this option, some of the carriers are actually now offering refurbished phones so you may wish to check locally.
I will ...... if resetting won't be satisfactory. I'll try that first. I don't like the modern way of buying newer models while the old one is still working properly. If resetting doesn't give me the needed free bytes, it won't be "working properly" anymore and I'll look into refurbished ones.

Spoke about this with two colleagues today. They laughed at my face when they found out I still have a 5c. They were even more astonished when they heard it was a 8GB. "Why do you have a smartphone, while almost all you can do is making phone calls and sending text-messages? You should get an old Nokia!" :lol:
These people are the reason our phones get bloated. Their dismissive attitude is what allows apple and google to continually bloat their OSes without meaningful blowback and appmakers to do the same. You phone is less than 5 years old and it should be able to do everything it was able to do back then. There's nothing mechanically wrong with it, so why should it suddenly be useless for anything other than making calls? You're not asking it to do fancy stuff new phones do, just continue doing what it could do before. There's no reason it can't other than constant updates taking up more space for useless crap and slowing down the phone by doing more things in the background you never asked for.
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Post by joachimt » November 12th, 2018, 10:57 am

I just installed PrivateInternetAccess, but ater installing I had no internet connection in Chrome. I found out it probably had to do with the DNS Leak Protection. When I turned it off in PIA, I could browse again, but I understood that wasn't recommended. After finding this forum thread I followed these instructions to set my DNS server address (or whatever it's called).

Now, should I turn DNS Leak Protection on again and should I be able to browse then or is that not necessary anymore after setting those DNS numbers?
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Post by joachimt » November 12th, 2018, 11:02 am

With PIA turned on (but DNS Leak Protection still off) the website of PIA still shows me my IP and says I'm unprotected. That's not right, is it?
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Post by xianjiro » November 12th, 2018, 6:19 pm

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 2:40 am
PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
May 31st, 2018, 5:47 pm
joachimt on May 31 2018, 11:35:36 AM wrote:I will ...... if resetting won't be satisfactory. I'll try that first. I don't like the modern way of buying newer models while the old one is still working properly. If resetting doesn't give me the needed free bytes, it won't be "working properly" anymore and I'll look into refurbished ones.

Spoke about this with two colleagues today. They laughed at my face when they found out I still have a 5c. They were even more astonished when they heard it was a 8GB. "Why do you have a smartphone, while almost all you can do is making phone calls and sending text-messages? You should get an old Nokia!" :lol:
These people are the reason our phones get bloated. Their dismissive attitude is what allows apple and google to continually bloat their OSes without meaningful blowback and appmakers to do the same. You phone is less than 5 years old and it should be able to do everything it was able to do back then. There's nothing mechanically wrong with it, so why should it suddenly be useless for anything other than making calls? You're not asking it to do fancy stuff new phones do, just continue doing what it could do before. There's no reason it can't other than constant updates taking up more space for useless crap and slowing down the phone by doing more things in the background you never asked for.
Hey remember this discussion?
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... own-phones
talk about forced obsolescence! :finger: It's what really turned me off of crApple back in the early days of OS X. Can't remember which kitty was on the machine (believe it was one of the first Tibooks) and it kept pushing me to update the OS (probably to 'perfume kitty') but then said the machine didn't meet the system requirements. It was clear they felt it was time for me to pony up for a new laptop even though the one I had worked just fine.

Seems to me there shouldn't be any difficulty offering security updates without the need to constantly bloat the apps. Finally had to shut down Google Maps on my phone since the phone just couldn't handle it. They have some lite version I use now, but I still find the whole thing annoying, especially since my phone only has 1gig of memory usable for apps. (It's some limitation of the ancient rune stone version of the OS).

Interestingly enough, neither my Android devices have actually had the OS update to a version newer than they shipped with. Damned Chinese spyphones!

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Post by joachimt » November 12th, 2018, 6:33 pm

joachimt wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 11:02 am
With PIA turned on (but DNS Leak Protection still off) the website of PIA still shows me my IP and says I'm unprotected. That's not right, is it?
Looks like I fixed this issue by changing port settings.
Haven't found the answer to my other question yet though.
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Post by joachimt » November 13th, 2018, 7:41 pm

joachimt wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 6:33 pm
joachimt wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 11:02 am
With PIA turned on (but DNS Leak Protection still off) the website of PIA still shows me my IP and says I'm unprotected. That's not right, is it?
Looks like I fixed this issue by changing port settings.
Looks like it only temporarily worked. Today I'm unprotected again. I think I'll remove PIA and get a refund. This just sucks. You pay for software. It says it's working, but in fact it's not.
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Post by joachimt » November 24th, 2018, 10:44 am

The fan of my laptop was going crazy just now. I looked at Task Manager and the CPU was at 90%. None of the opened programs was asking a lot, but looking at the background processes it appeared that Excel was going at 89% at the background. How can a program like Excel run in the background with such CPU-demand?

I ended the task and the fan immediately slowed down.
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Post by Knaldskalle » November 24th, 2018, 5:05 pm

joachimt wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 10:44 am
The fan of my laptop was going crazy just now. I looked at Task Manager and the CPU was at 90%. None of the opened programs was asking a lot, but looking at the background processes it appeared that Excel was going at 89% at the background. How can a program like Excel run in the background with such CPU-demand?

I ended the task and the fan immediately slowed down.
It's Microsoft. They're probably mining Bitcoin on your machine. Or trying to validate the Office license or some shit like that.
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Post by joachimt » November 24th, 2018, 10:50 pm

Does anyone display an iPad on a Windows PC?

I really want to use that at work. I used to be able to in the past, but about a year ago it broke. I wanted it back again, so I spent several hours this week to get it working again. I tried several Airplay receivers for Windows. My laptop is found most of the time by my iPad, but clicking on it never results in a screenmirror. The problem might be that it's a pretty old iPad (6.5 years) and it doesn't upgrade the iOS beyond iOS9. So I even tried downgrading 5kplayer (which I used in the past) to an older version, but that didn't help. I also tried two receivers with an USB-option, but it seems that's only available for Android-to-pc. I found a tutorial to do it with iOS using Quicktime, but it seems that option is only available in Quicktime for Mac.

So I'm kinda out of options right now. Currently, when I want to use my iPad in class, I connect it directly with VGA to the big screen in the classroom. My laptop is also connected to that screen, so I can switch input to switch between iPad and laptop. But if I can get my iPad-screen on my laptop, I can integrate the iOS-apps into my teaching software.

If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
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Post by xianjiro » December 4th, 2018, 9:42 am

So, a bit off topic, but didn't want to create a new thread for what may get a couple responses.

Anyway, Tumblr announced today that all adult content will be blocked starting on the 17th. It's annoying, but okay, whatever.

Question: Anyone moving elsewhere? I'm not really interested in returning to Twitter or Facebook. I've heard of a couple options: Mastodon - looks sleepy and another site that requires a one-time payment called pillowfort.io, but that won't work for me. Curious if anyone else has ideas/suggestions/etc.

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 4th, 2018, 5:10 pm

xianjiro wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 9:42 am
So, a bit off topic, but didn't want to create a new thread for what may get a couple responses.

Anyway, Tumblr announced today that all adult content will be blocked starting on the 17th. It's annoying, but okay, whatever.

Question: Anyone moving elsewhere? I'm not really interested in returning to Twitter or Facebook. I've heard of a couple options: Mastodon - looks sleepy and another site that requires a one-time payment called pillowfort.io, but that won't work for me. Curious if anyone else has ideas/suggestions/etc.
I've used both Blogger and Wordpress in the past for Tumblr-like endeavors (though I could never get a handle on Tumblr), and both were relatively pain-free. Don't know about migrating, though.

Assuming you're not maintaining a porn network, do you need to switch?

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Post by xianjiro » December 4th, 2018, 6:35 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 5:10 pm
xianjiro wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 9:42 am
So, a bit off topic, but didn't want to create a new thread for what may get a couple responses.

Anyway, Tumblr announced today that all adult content will be blocked starting on the 17th. It's annoying, but okay, whatever.

Question: Anyone moving elsewhere? I'm not really interested in returning to Twitter or Facebook. I've heard of a couple options: Mastodon - looks sleepy and another site that requires a one-time payment called pillowfort.io, but that won't work for me. Curious if anyone else has ideas/suggestions/etc.
I've used both Blogger and Wordpress in the past for Tumblr-like endeavors (though I could never get a handle on Tumblr), and both were relatively pain-free. Don't know about migrating, though.

Assuming you're not maintaining a porn network, do you need to switch?
Yes, I've had a porn blog on Tumblr, so yes, will have to move on. I moved there from Blogger since the ease of Tumblr was scrolling through content (porn) and the ease to reblog anything desired. Putting content on Blogger is no where as easy. I'm sure some will return to using Blogger but I just never found it as worthwhile.

Tumblr was like a hybrid of Blogger and Twitter. I remember Blogger added a reader function, but it just didn't work as well for me and frankly, finding interesting content takes a lot more work.

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Post by Armoreska » January 7th, 2019, 8:51 am

Does anyone know how to copy desktop icon placement settings to another account? This has been a problem all my life. Can't find anything useful on Google!
My account decided it's had it, and won't load anymore, so I've created a new one and moved app data. Apparently something's set in the registry.
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Post by Knaldskalle » January 7th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Armoreska wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 8:51 am
Does anyone know how to copy desktop icon placement settings to another account? This has been a problem all my life. Can't find anything useful on Google!
My account decided it's had it, and won't load anymore, so I've created a new one and moved app data. Apparently something's set in the registry.
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Post by Armoreska » January 7th, 2019, 5:55 pm

I'm skeptical of that. Doesn't look like something that will work in my case (where I don't have access to my old account, even though it accepts the password). Anyway, I've already moved everything in the morning. Just the jumble on the desktop is driving me insane.
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Post by bal3x » January 8th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Armoreska wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:55 pm
I'm skeptical of that. Doesn't look like something that will work in my case (where I don't have access to my old account, even though it accepts the password). Anyway, I've already moved everything in the morning. Just the jumble on the desktop is driving me insane.
Have you tried the steps described here:
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Post by metaller » January 13th, 2019, 9:49 pm

I have trouble logging into ICM in chrome, but only from one of my machines.

On the ICM login page, after entering my credentials and clicking enter I get the following message:
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Your form session has expired. Please submit the form again.

I already cleared my cache, checked if any addons are blocking scripts and stuff. Strange behaviour...

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 14th, 2019, 12:16 am

Maybe try and kill the cookie for ICM? This sounds a lot like an issue many of us were having a while back... https://discuss.icheckmovies.com/t/need ... ime/336/44

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Post by Lammetje » January 14th, 2019, 6:58 pm

I've been holding off the Skype desktop update to version 8 as long as I could, but since today the software won't start unless I agree to update it. However, version 8 is a piece of shit. I've been looking for tricks to prevent the update message from appearing. One was to create a map named 'SkypeSetup.exe' in my Temp folder, but that didn't work.

I also found this: http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=17995. Is this legit? If so, how do I implement it?
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Post by bal3x » January 14th, 2019, 7:35 pm

I'm glad I ditched Skype a long time ago, it was clear that MS will fuck it up, which is what normally happens when they "take over" things. Have moved to Telegram and some others who don't use Telegram are on whatsapp, which is the new Skype I guess, but I don't like it being a FB product..

I would advise to look into alternatives, I know it's not easy to do, but as more people flee the sinking ship it will get easier. I really doubt any of those workarounds will work in the long term as MS may change/block the IP ranges so it's really quite a hassle to keep up with all of that.

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Post by Coryn » January 15th, 2019, 9:11 am

Could anyone help me with my spoilers in message 12 in the following topic?

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Post by sol » January 15th, 2019, 10:10 am

Coryn wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 9:11 am
Could anyone help me with my spoilers in message 12 in the following topic?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4128&view=unread#unread
It looks like you have accidentally ticked the "disable BBCode" box at the bottom of your message.

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Untick the box and all should be fine! ;)
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Post by tourdesb » January 15th, 2019, 10:41 am

What sol said.
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Post by Coryn » January 15th, 2019, 11:14 am

Thanks guys!
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Post by Lammetje » January 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm

bal3x wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 7:35 pm
I'm glad I ditched Skype a long time ago, it was clear that MS will fuck it up, which is what normally happens when they "take over" things. Have moved to Telegram and some others who don't use Telegram are on whatsapp, which is the new Skype I guess, but I don't like it being a FB product..

I would advise to look into alternatives, I know it's not easy to do, but as more people flee the sinking ship it will get easier. I really doubt any of those workarounds will work in the long term as MS may change/block the IP ranges so it's really quite a hassle to keep up with all of that.
I just tried Telegram with a few buddies. I guess it's okay. It would be nice to use something like this, but apparently the website where you need to create an account is down. I want MSN back! :(
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#1431

Post by bal3x » January 15th, 2019, 11:26 pm

Lammetje wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm
bal3x wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 7:35 pm
I'm glad I ditched Skype a long time ago, it was clear that MS will fuck it up, which is what normally happens when they "take over" things. Have moved to Telegram and some others who don't use Telegram are on whatsapp, which is the new Skype I guess, but I don't like it being a FB product..

I would advise to look into alternatives, I know it's not easy to do, but as more people flee the sinking ship it will get easier. I really doubt any of those workarounds will work in the long term as MS may change/block the IP ranges so it's really quite a hassle to keep up with all of that.
I just tried Telegram with a few buddies. I guess it's okay. It would be nice to use something like this, but apparently the website where you need to create an account is down. I want MSN back! :(
:thumbsup: There are quite a few alternatives, obviously it depends on what your circle is using and what's the purpose of the messenger. If we go purely by the numbers whatsapp is the largest by far, but if it's a specific group you need to interact with you're certainly more free in your selection. A lot of gamers use Discord and Telegram for public/private groups/channels etc, they have excellent support for various bots etc.. I use Telegram daily - both for business and privately and I find it a very solid tool overall.

If you're concerned with "security" there are other messengers like Signal that use encryption by default (in Telegram you need to enable that feature when you open a separate secret chat and it's not end to end encrypted on the PC) even though I'm not quite sure if any of these are actually "secure" considering there's an active fight against encryption as such...

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#1432

Post by Lammetje » January 16th, 2019, 7:16 pm

bal3x wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Lammetje wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm
bal3x wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 7:35 pm
I'm glad I ditched Skype a long time ago, it was clear that MS will fuck it up, which is what normally happens when they "take over" things. Have moved to Telegram and some others who don't use Telegram are on whatsapp, which is the new Skype I guess, but I don't like it being a FB product..

I would advise to look into alternatives, I know it's not easy to do, but as more people flee the sinking ship it will get easier. I really doubt any of those workarounds will work in the long term as MS may change/block the IP ranges so it's really quite a hassle to keep up with all of that.
I just tried Telegram with a few buddies. I guess it's okay. It would be nice to use something like this, but apparently the website where you need to create an account is down. I want MSN back! :(
:thumbsup: There are quite a few alternatives, obviously it depends on what your circle is using and what's the purpose of the messenger. If we go purely by the numbers whatsapp is the largest by far, but if it's a specific group you need to interact with you're certainly more free in your selection. A lot of gamers use Discord and Telegram for public/private groups/channels etc, they have excellent support for various bots etc.. I use Telegram daily - both for business and privately and I find it a very solid tool overall.

If you're concerned with "security" there are other messengers like Signal that use encryption by default (in Telegram you need to enable that feature when you open a separate secret chat and it's not end to end encrypted on the PC) even though I'm not quite sure if any of these are actually "secure" considering there's an active fight against encryption as such...
I want a client with custom emoticons! :P
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maxwelldeux wrote:If you asked me to kill my wife and pets OR watch Minions, I'd check the runtime and inquire about sobriety requirements before providing an answer.
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote:Active topics is the devil. Please use the forums and subforums as intended and peruse all the topics nicely sorted by topic, not just the currently popular ones displayed in a jumbled mess.
monty wrote:If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. iCM ain't for sissies.
OldAle1 wrote:stupid double post bullshit crap shit fuck
mightysparks wrote:ARGH. RARGH. RARGH. DIE.
Kowry wrote:Thanks, Art Garfunky.
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Post by bal3x » January 16th, 2019, 11:45 pm

Lammetje wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 7:16 pm
bal3x wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Lammetje wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm

I just tried Telegram with a few buddies. I guess it's okay. It would be nice to use something like this, but apparently the website where you need to create an account is down. I want MSN back! :(
:thumbsup: There are quite a few alternatives, obviously it depends on what your circle is using and what's the purpose of the messenger. If we go purely by the numbers whatsapp is the largest by far, but if it's a specific group you need to interact with you're certainly more free in your selection. A lot of gamers use Discord and Telegram for public/private groups/channels etc, they have excellent support for various bots etc.. I use Telegram daily - both for business and privately and I find it a very solid tool overall.

If you're concerned with "security" there are other messengers like Signal that use encryption by default (in Telegram you need to enable that feature when you open a separate secret chat and it's not end to end encrypted on the PC) even though I'm not quite sure if any of these are actually "secure" considering there's an active fight against encryption as such...
I want a client with custom emoticons! :P
But there's stickers and gifs - good enough for me :D

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