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    Funny Pictures

    This Thread is for Pictures that don't belong in the Motivational Posters Thread.
  2. No Sh*t: People Are Overdosing on Anti-Diarrhea Medicine While Trying to Get High The opioid epidemic is one of the most terrifying scourges to ever sink its lunatic fangs into the soul of America. Not only is it responsible for killing off more people annually than the entirety of the 19-year Vietnam War, but it has also found a way to turn everyday, working-class citizens into full-blown specimens of depravity—there are now in upwards of 2 million people addicted to opioids in the United States. Some have no trouble securing a steady stream of pain pills from their friendly neighborhood physicians while others are left to score dope in the streets like rats. Although this might not sound like a tough task, especially given the prevalence of opioids in this country, tracking these drugs down on the black market isn’t always easy to do. It is conceivable that an addict without a stable dope connection (or enough money to buy it) could go days or even weeks without the necessary dose to keep them on the nod. This is when the disease goes dark, a time when junk sickness sets in, pressuring even the most socially acceptable, well put-together drug addict to take drastic measures to survive the dry spell. For some—presumably the most desperate of the breed—this means heading down to their local pharmacies, where they are buying up boxes of the popular anti-diarrhea drug Imodium. It seems that word has gotten around that this over-the-counter medication contains a mild opioid called loperamide. Although this drug, which is sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s methadone,” does not provide the user with a high anywhere close to potent prescription narcotics like Lortab or Oxycontin, it can trick the brain enough to ease the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can range from a variety of flu-like demons including muscle aches, nausea, anxiety, and cold chills. However, a new study from Rutgers University shows that antidiarrheal medications are also causing an increasing number of people to suffer fatal overdoses. No shit! Lead study author Diane Calello, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University Medical School, says Imodium “is a safe and effective treatment for diarrhea, but when misused in large doses, it is more toxic to the heart than other opioids.” Because of how this drug reacts in the body, overdoses that happen as a result of Imodium cannot be undone through emergency treatments like Narcan. These life-saving drugs, which are typically carried around by first responders, can only reverse opioid mishaps resulting in respiratory failure. “Overdose deaths occur not because patients stop breathing, as with other opioids, but due to irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrest,” Calello added. Most of the problem seems to stem from a lack of available and affordable treatments for opioid addiction. The study, which was published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, finds that the majority of the people abusing Imodium to the point of overdose were simply searching for a trapdoor out of their addict daze. However, the study finds some people are apparently using the drug in massive enough doses to provide them with the same feel-good effects as fentanyl and heroin. It’s a desperate situation and one that is getting worse with each passing year. Imodium is now America’s favorite “opioid alternative” according to a report from Pharmacy Times. In fact, the number of overdoses related to Imodium has increased 91 percent since 2010. “Consumers need to understand the very real danger of taking this medication in excessive doses,” Calello said. Although many hardcore opioid users argue that marijuana is no substitute for painkillers, there is significant evidence that the herb has helped many addicts get clean. A recent study from the University of Michigan shows nearly 40 percent of medical marijuana users were able to cut back on the use of prescription painkillers. A large percentage were even able to get off opioids altogether. Marijuana may not be a perfect plan for pulling opioid junkies out of the grips of addiction but it is undoubtedly better than relying on antidiarrheal medications that have been known to bring about fatal heart attacks. Life is hard enough as it is. Let’s save the Imodium for those mornings when 15 beers and a late-night Taco Bell run won’t let you get off the crapper long enough to get dressed for work.
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    Debit card with built-in fingerprint reader

    I wonder if next I hear fingerprint biometrics on hookers (I say this as I hear the USA is talking about making them legal )
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    Windows 10 Pro Activation Product Key

    Are you using Windows 10 on a OEM computer as I'm going to post tomorrow a Windows 10 Pro OEM Edition on the newest build from MS On my version you will need to do a new install, But you could try and just do the upgrade as see - But like I said it's a OEM Edition and will lock to your info, So if you need to reinstall it will be very easy If it's not OEM, Please let me know and I will find a way
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    The English Language

    Very True my Friend
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    Women v/s Computers

    Yea, But if it's Windows 10 then she/he is always Spying on you and is Stupid as a Rock
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    Behind Closed Doors

    I would not stand for beating of Woman or Man as it's Not Nice or Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Galaxy S10 teardown reveals ultrasonic secrets and some bad news Recent smartphones have become harder to open up and repair because of purposely chosen designs, like glass backs and unibody shells. The third-party and self-repair markets, however, have worked to study and learn from these to create tools and processes for easier teardowns. But just when things seem to have become normal, new technologies seem to undo all of what was gained. The Galaxy S10, with its new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, seems like the perfect example of that but the phone is designed to thwart unofficial repairs in more ways than one. JerryRigEverything’s teardown seemed to be off to a good start and the glass back was pried off without incident. Aside from the connection-less back, the unattractive black covers, and the conventional screws, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. That was until Zack Nelson got to removing the motherboard and the charging port along with it. Breaking away from nearly four years of good faith, Samsung has decided to solder down one of the most easily broken parts of a smartphone. While now more resilient than its predecessors, the USB-C port isn’t invulnerable to wear and tear and the elements. But now that it’s an integral part of the Galaxy S10 main board, repairing that small but critical piece practically means getting a new $900 phone. And then there’s the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. If for any reason it breaks, you again need to get a new phone. Unlike optical in-screen fingerprint sensors, Samsung’s ultrasonic variant is glue tight to the underside of the screen and there is no way to reach it without killing the display anyway. The Galaxy S10 is a durable phone and that very thin ultrasonic fingerprint scanner happily works through even heavy scratches. But when, not if, the worst does happen, it might prove to be one of the least repairable phones this year and the one with the most expensive total cost of ownership.
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    Best Check your Internet Browser

    Firefox Will Borrow A Sneaky Trick From The Privacy-Focused Tor Browser Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers on the planet with an active user base of more than 840 million. Mozilla works incredibly hard to protect the privacy of each one of those users, and it's a Herculean task. Mozilla never stops making privacy-related tweaks to Firefox and there's an important one on the way soon. Firefox will be taking a page out of the Tor browser's privacy playbook. This particular update will make it harder for trackers to identify users without their permission. Advertisers and other online data-gatherers have developed extremely sophisticated ways of tracking people online. One that's particularly hard to escape is called browser fingerprinting. Your browser passes all kinds of information to the web pages you visit. Things like the resolution of your display and which fonts you have installed on your computer might not seem like secrets you need to shield from prying eyes. They aren't... at least not when looked at individually. When a complex algorithm looks at all that information together, however, it can be incredibly revealing. Privacy experts say that only 1 other browser fingerprint out of 286,777 is exactly like yours. Browser Fingerprinting Explained https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/browser-fingerprinting/ There's a handy little test you can run over at Am I Unique? to see just how easy you are to identify via your web browser. https://amiunique.org/ There are some surprisingly simple changes that make browser fingerprinting much more difficult. The one that Firefox will be adding in the near future is little more than a gray border around the web page you're looking at. Adding a bit of padding to a browser window sends a misleading pixel count to nosy trackers, which in turn makes it harder for them to accurately identify you. Little tricks like this are critical features for anonymity apps like the Tor browser. As the general public becomes more and more tuned in to online privacy issues, however, they'll trickle down to more mainstream apps. You can count on Mozilla to deliver better privacy features to Firefox with every new version that gets released.
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    Amber Nectar

    Now that's funny
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    Sick Husband

    Yep that's what my Ex would say as that's why she is my Ex = Bye Witch
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    Cheech & Chong - Up in Smoke (1978) [Completed]

    Thank after 9 hours of downloading and that download site trying to attack me I got it
  13. Please Cheech & Chong - Up in Smoke (1978) in 720p or 1080p would be nice, But I do understand if DvD is the only thing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078446/ Thank you
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    I ask Why

    If it's Saturday in the USA and it's Sunday in Australia My ? is why didn't y'all tell us about Hitler, Stock Market Crash, and War on Terror Y'all should have seen it on the News and then call us and say watch out for tomorrow
  15. OMG I need to put alot of different
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    The War Is Over

    Hmmm Depends my Son
  17. Can I really ditch my PC for a Samsung Note 9 smartphone? Smartphones are getting more powerful every year, and increasing numbers of people are now using them for many of the tasks we used to rely on our PCs for. Browsing the internet, checking emails and messaging friends and family around the world can now be done from those useful little rectangles we carry around in our pockets. Smartphone manufacturers have been claiming that their devices can replace laptops and PCs for a long time, but we're now at the stage where it finally seems like the hardware has caught up with those promises. As TechRadar’s computing editor, I’ve been sceptical about those claims, but with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which comes with some undeniably impressive specifications, and DeX functionality that allows the phone to be hooked up to a monitor (and mouse and keyboard) so that it can be used like a traditional desktop PC, I was intrigued. Could this be a smartphone that I can use for day-to-day tasks rather than my PC? I decided to find out by going a whole week using just the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as my main computer. Would I be able to write and work using the smartphone, or would I find myself scurrying back to my PC and booting up Windows 10 after only a few minutes? Read on to find out... The Specifications: In my line of work I’m lucky enough to get to use powerful PCs and laptops, and I have little patience for slow devices that take an age to boot up and load programs. With a desktop PC that boasts a 16-core processor, 32GB RAM and a plethora of NVMe SSDs (not to mention two Titan XP graphics cards), as well as a recent Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Pro as laptops, it would take a very powerful smartphone to get me to even consider moving over. This is where the Galaxy Note 9 comes in. With an octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, it’s a handset that rivals many budget and mid-range laptops in terms of specs, and there’s also a version with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space for even more power. What also attracted me to the phone was the large 6.4-inch screen, which makes web browsing, and composing emails, much easier. While not everyone is a fan of super-large phones (is phablets still a phrase people use? I hope not), after using the Nexus 6 a few years ago I just can’t go back to a smaller handset, especially for productivity. The large size also allows for a 4,000mAh battery, enabling the Note 9 to go through a whole work day (and more) without needing a charge. The included S Pen stylus also intrigued me, as it meant I could take notes by hand and save them digitally. However, the Note 9 does come with a huge $1,000 (£899/AU$1,499) price tag for the 6GB model. That’s a heck of a lot of money for a phone, and you can get some very good laptops for that kind of money. However – and before I talk myself out of the idea – if you consider the Note 9 as a phone and a laptop replacement, that cost isn’t quite so daunting, as it means you’re buying one device, not two. And because it's a phone you have the option of getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on a contract, which means you don’t have to part with quite so much money upfront – make sure you check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 deals below for the best prices. The Software: What really made me take the Note 9 seriously as a laptop replacement is Samsung's DeX feature. This allows you to connect your Note 9 to a monitor and use a Windows-like desktop to work on apps. While Samsung has been toying around with DeX for a while, previous smartphones needed to use the DeX Station hub, which was an additional expense. While the Note 9 can use the DeX Station, you can now also use the DeX interface by using a USB-C to HDMI cable. With a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse you can then use the Note 9 for a PC-like experience. It’s a much more affordable way to access the DeX functionality, which is just as well if you’ve spent all your cash on the Note 9. However, before I tried that method I decided to try plugging the Note 9 into a USB-C Dell hub that I use at work for my MacBook Pro. To my delight, it worked, with the Note 9’s screen appearing on my monitor, and my wired mouse and keyboard, which are connected to the hub via USB, being recognized by the phone. So far, I’m pretty impressed with how easy it is to set up and use the Note 9 as a PC replacement – but could I actually use it for a whole week instead of my trusted PC? One final note about the software. The Samsung Note 9 runs Android, and these days pretty much all applications I run on Windows have an Android app version, and if not, there will be an alternative. These might not be as fully-featured as their Windows versions, but for the tasks I’ll be using them for – mainly word processing, spreadsheets, instant messaging, emails and photo editing – they should be fine. Also, while pretty much every Android app should work in DeX mode, there are a number of apps that are ‘DeX optimized’, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop Express, Gmail and Chrome. Software-wise, then, I’m pretty sure I could rely on the Note 9 for productivity. The DeX Experience: With the Samsung Note 9 connected to the USB-C hub, the DeX desktop appeared on my monitor. For anyone who’s used a modern desktop operating system, such as Windows 10, the look of the DeX desktop will be familiar. A bright, attractive, desktop wallpaper is used as the background, and there are shortcut icons to My Files, Gallery and Settings. Clicking on My Files opens up a window similar to Windows Explorer, and from there I could see the files and documents saved on the Note 9; for people used to working on a Windows or Mac laptop, this is a nice way of locating your documents. You can’t drag and drop files from one folder to another – you need to right-click the file and select Move. It’s a bit of a niggle that highlights the limited nature of the DeX experience compared to a full operating system such as Windows 10, but for the most part I was very impressed with how DeX looked, and how smoothly it ran. In the bottom-left corner of the desktop is a button that opens up your installed apps – think of it like Windows 10’s Start menu. Double-clicking an app opens it, with the app appearing in a window that can be resized and moved on the DeX desktop. Again, for Windows 10 users, this will feel very familiar. The icons of open apps also appear along the bottom of the screen, enabling you to quickly switch between them. I should probably also mention here that my mouse and keyboard worked perfectly, with no hint of lag as I typed quickly or moved my cursor around the screen. Using the Dell hub seemed perfectly fine, although a pop-up on the Note 9 itself suggested using an official Samsung product. I can understand Samsung’s reasoning (got to sell more stuff, after all), but in my time using the Note 9 I didn’t see a need to purchase any additional kit, although occasionally the pop-up recommending Samsung kit would reappear on the phone. Working on the Phone: For my first day of work using solely the Samsung Note 9 I began writing this article. So, after loading up the Gmail app to check my emails, and the Slack app to keep in contact with my team, I opened the Word app to begin writing. Both Gmail and Slack worked well with DeX, and because they were already installed on my phone it meant I didn’t have to install them or sign in. Despite Slack not being a DeX-optimized app it did the job well, letting me chat to colleagues much as the Windows 10 app does. Being able to have my mail and Slack open in the background while I work is vitally important – so far so good. Opening the Word app was when I became seriously impressed, however, as it looked and behaved almost exactly like the desktop Windows program. Over the years, Microsoft Office’s Ribbon user interface has grown on me, so its presence is strangely comforting and reassuring. It meant I felt right at home, and could begin typing away happily, with shortcuts and tools all where they should be. Another nice feature is that as it’s essentially the Word Android app (but with DeX support), the file is synched to OneDrive, so I can carry on editing on another device if needed. Handy, but I honestly didn’t feel the need to switch. Of course, as the Note 9 is an Android device Google Docs also works very well in DeX mode. So, as a desktop replacement, I was very impressed indeed. The overall DeX interface does a good job of mimicking a desktop operating system, and while it doesn’t feel quite as smooth as Windows 10, for the most part it performed very well. There were a few funny turns, with the Slack app crashing once, but anyone who’s ever used a PC will have experienced an unresponsive app or two. The Note 9 also threw a bit of a tantrum when someone phoned me while in DeX mode, and I removed the phone from the USB-C hub. I’m guessing it’s a slightly more polished experience when using an official Samsung DeX hub, but generally I was very impressed with the performance, and I found it easy to use the Samsung Note 9 as a replacement for a desktop PC for the entire week. Can it replace a laptop? What struck me about using the Samsung Note 9 as a replacement for my PC was how well it emulated a desktop PC. By plugging it into a hub and monitor, I was able to use a mouse and keyboard on a big screen at my desk. However, I also regularly use a laptop when traveling, so could the Note 9 easily replace that as well? The issue here is that when using the Note 9 when traveling I’m not going to able to use a larger screen, or a mouse or keyboard, as I do at my desk. Here, the pressure is on the Note 9’s hardware itself. As I mentioned earlier, the large screen of the Note 9 helps when it comes to browsing websites, tapping out emails and watching media, and for many people our smartphones have already replaced laptops for many of those tasks. But while the large-screen Note 9 is fine for those activities, what about for taking down notes and writing articles, which I often do on my laptop at press events? The on-screen keyboard is large enough to type short articles and emails on easily enough, but it can't compete with a laptop keyboard for longer pieces. One option is to use a Bluetooth keyboard, which is something I may consider in the future. It’s another thing to carry around (and keep charged) though, so I'm more interesting in how the included S Pen stylus performs. That fact that it's stored in the body of the phone (and can be ejected with a push), is a really nice feature, especially as I don’t want to have to carry around more easily-lost items than I need to. With the pen ejected, a menu appears enabling me to scribble quick notes and save them to the device in my awful handwriting. It’s handy, and it means I don't need to carry a notepad around with me, but it’s not quite what I’m after – I want something that can turn my scribbled notes into editable text that I can open in a word processor. Thankfully, with a bit of digging around and experimenting, I found that the Note 9 can do that as well. Opening up the Word app and making sure the Samsung Keyboard was selected (I cheekily made Google’s Gboard keyboard the default initially, having come from a Pixel XL), I was able to write words with the stylus, and the Note 9 did a very good job of converting what I'd written into editable text and inserting it into the Word doc. Considering how awful my handwriting is, I was again impressed. It’s not quite as quick as typing on a full-size keyboard, but it is faster than using the on-screen keyboard. There’s not a massive amount of space in which to write on the screen, but the Note 9 converts the text quickly, and gives you more room to write as you go. You may need to slow your pace of writing down a bit, but it worked fast and – most importantly – it was pretty accurate. I found that not writing joined-up helped, and that the app would occasionally mistake a full stop for a comma, but it proved to be a fast and effective way to take notes, which I could then edit when I returned to my desk. Unlike using the Note 9 as a desktop replacement, which emulated the experience of working on a desktop PC so well that I didn't have to change the way I worked, it takes more time to adjust to using the Note 9 as a laptop replacement. Crucially, though, with the included S Pen stylus and accurate handwriting recognition, I didn’t mind adapting the way I worked. RIP my PC? So, after a week of working on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, am I ready to ditch my PC and laptop? Not quite, especially when it comes to my desktop PC. That’s mainly because I’m always going to want to have a PC to play games on – and I’m not talking about mobile games, although I am currently addicted to the Lemmings reboot. But for the day-to-day tasks of writing, editing and emailing, I could genuinely see myself happily using the Note 9 in DeX mode. I was seriously impressed. I’m also going to try sticking with the Note 9 for writing notes when I go to meetings and events. It’ll take a little while to adjust without my laptop – and I certainly won’t be getting rid of that trusty old workhorse just yet – but the benefits of not having to lug around a laptop are very tempting. So far I’m really impressed with my time using the Note 9 as a PC replacement. I didn’t think that I would be seriously considering using the smartphone as my main work computer when I started this experiment – but I am.
  18. Microsoft plans to overhaul a central feature of Windows 10 With Windows 10 getting major updates twice a year, the operating system is always seeing new improvements. In a new one of these updates, Microsoft is overhauling the Windows search feature, now beta testing indexing changes with Windows 10 19H1 Fast Ring build 18267. Noted on the Windows Insider Blog, Microsoft’s search improvements involve enabling Windows to index and search all folders and drives, instead of limiting it to the default documents, pictures, and videos folders. Currently, the feature is only available in preview testing and isn’t turned on by default. For consumers beta testing Fast Ring build 18267, it can be enabled by heading to Windows settings and selecting “Enhanced” under Windows search settings. The indexing will then take about 15 minutes and Microsoft recommends to plug in before starting since indexing can be a resource intense activity. As the Windows Insider beta testing program often sets out to do, the change was built on the feedback of those who found that Windows search needed improvements. “When the indexing is complete, you’ll be able to find all your files almost instantly when you use Windows Search. To exclude a folder from search, add it to the Excluded Folders list. Thanks for your feedback about search and the indexer. These improvements were made because of your input. Keep the feedback coming,” said Microsoft. Microsoft is officially calling the new mode “Enhanced Search” and it will be interesting to see if it will make Windows searches more accurate and less painful. Regardless, the experience could still be buggy, as it is being previewed with an early beta version of the next update to Windows 10. The name can also change, too, and it might even be removed, as Windows 10 preview features have come and gone in the past. This is just the latest set of changes coming in the next version of Windows 10 as a previous preview recently introduced the ability to remove more of the pre-installed Microsoft apps on a PC. The same Windows 10 19H1 Fast Ring build 18267 also adds in Vietnamese Telex and Number key-based keyboards, more symbols on the touch keyboard, and several improvements for Windows narrator.
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    Hello from stefan-te :)

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    this is me HDC0OL :)

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  23. Earth's fast-moving magnetic North Pole is messing with Navigation The Earth's magnetic north pole is constantly on the move, but it's now enough of a problem that it's having a significant effect on navigation technology. Scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information have delivered an update to the World Magnetic Model a year early after "unplanned variations in the Arctic region" (read: quick movements) made the existing magnetic north inaccurate. That's a problem for virtually every device with a magnetic compass, including smartphones, military vehicles and airliners. Magnetic north is moving at a rate of 34 miles per year, up from 9 miles per year in 2000. And there's nothing humanity can do but try to keep up. Turbulence in the planet's liquid outer core shifts Earth's poles in ways that are "unpredictable," leaving researchers scrambling to track the changes. This doesn't mean you can't trust your favorite mapping app. While the World Magnetic Model does play a role in GPS services, those rely primarily on satellites to get you from A to B. Just don't be surprised companies and governments alike have to work that much harder to adapt, especially for Arctic expeditions where north pole changes would be much more noticeable.
  24. Well uk666 when the 5G Samsung S10 comes out I might say Bye Bye Windows forever, But I will have this Linux System to use
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    Amibroker 6.27 or 6.30 - request

    So far I can only find 6.20.1 that people say works