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Post by halfwise on Tue May 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Okay, I'm attempting to claw the Damn Computers thread out of Arts and Entertainment.

For those who have PC, does flash player chew up a godawful amount of CPU the way it does in mac? It's the only thing that makes my fan start up.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue May 20, 2014 6:22 pm

I only notice flash player when it screws up, but then I have 6 gig of RAM in my pc so not likely to notice it when just browsing.
A quick nosey on the resource manager though shows it using up - 254,440K to run, which is about half of what my browser is using.
So yeah, of you've only got a gig of RAM say then that's a fair chunk of it on Flash.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 22, 2014 7:47 pm

Beginning of the end?


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Post by halfwise on Thu May 22, 2014 8:49 pm

Wargames.  Rolling Eyes  Terminator is just around the corner.

As far as flash goes, I have more memory than you; but the issue is CPU. Flash just seems to monopolize it, sending electrons sloshing around and heating up the computer.

I can understand this while playing video, but even on a webpage that has slides with arrows to click to go to the next one, I see Flash using up CPU as my fan goes on. there's just no reason for this. Stupidly inefficient bit of software. I was just wondering if it was as bad on PC.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 22, 2014 10:02 pm

what kind of cpu is it?

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Post by halfwise on Thu May 22, 2014 10:11 pm

Intel 2 core duo. Not sure what the duo stands for.
2.5 GHz processor 1 GHz bus.

Actually, I only have 4 GB memory, thought I had 8. Oh well.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 22, 2014 10:29 pm

Im guessing then its just processor heavy.
I have a 3.07 gigahertz Intel Core i7 950 which has 4 cores (Im guessing the duo part in yours means it has two)
so is probably why I dont notice it using up resources as much.
Might have something to do with the size of thememroy cache.

I dont know what that would be for your cpu- but if you google and download Belarc Advisor it will give the full info on your system (handy prog to have anyway as it also will tell you handy info like what all the serial numbers are for installed software- useful for those rare but annoying occasions when a bit of software wants the serial again and you've lost the bloody thing).

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Post by malickfan on Thu May 22, 2014 11:02 pm

Er, why didn't we just move the original thread?

And my bloody laptop mouse keeps freezing...

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Re: Damn Computers (in appropriate category)

Post by halfwise on Thu May 22, 2014 11:30 pm

Because moving it takes admin powers, and I can be impatient.

Petty: I think we're looking at the difference between a laptop and a desktop.  Few 5 year old laptops have the horsepower your computer has.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 22, 2014 11:43 pm

My laptop knowledge is sketchy Im afraid Halfy, Ive never owned one or got beyond cursing the damn things for not being a proper pc when I have to use them.  Mad 

I imagine laptops get a lot hotter a lot quicker than a desktop set up which would explain the fan kicking in when it uses a cpu intensive program.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri May 23, 2014 3:41 pm

giggle herz??  Shocked does it hurt when you giggle?

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Post by halfwise on Fri May 23, 2014 3:44 pm

Figgs: Rolling Eyes 

Modern laptops are like cellphones, Petty.  Once you've gotten used to the mobility you can't go back.  But seeing you don't even have a cellphone....

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 23, 2014 5:32 pm

No I dont- and I refuse to get one. Best thing I ever did was throw my old one away- never looked back.

If you cant get hold of me its because I'm out doing stuff, and if I'm out doing stuff I dont bloody well want to talk to you because I'm out doing stuff!!!  Mad 

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Post by halfwise on Fri May 23, 2014 6:07 pm

Once you pick up your computer and flop down on the couch with it, you'll understand the laptop.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 23, 2014 6:16 pm

I have a really, really, comfy reclining computer chair with bits on the side for holding my buckie in  Nod 

Couches are for collapsing drunk onto and falling asleep on.  drunken 

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:29 pm

um is there an idiotproof way of sending images via email? I have to send about 5-10 images to my supervisor, I have made an image folder on my computer but dont know if I have to send them all seperately as attachments. scratch


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Post by azriel on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:02 pm

I cant help you, Im as thick as S**t ! Crying or Very sad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:06 pm

You can send groups of pictures at once Figg.
Your best bet for doing this is to create something called a zip file- think of it like a bag that you can put all your pictures together into before zipping the bag closed and sending it to someone else, and when the person receives it they can unzip the 'bag' and get all the pictures out of it.

The most common used zip file is probably winrar or winzip. You should be able to find and download them with a google search if your computer doesnt already have one of them installed.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:16 pm

If it's only 5 or 10, you can attach each one separately to the same message. Just keep hitting the attachment button.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:27 pm

ok cool thanks. Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:45 pm

But if they are big images, your email program may not want to send that much data, in which case you'll have to send several messages with smaller batches of images. You'll know when it bounces back with a whole bunch of shit but buried in there is something about something being too large. All written in 18th century transliterated Sumerian, for clarity of course.

But most modern email servers should be able to handle 10 images.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:03 pm

yeah Ancient Sumerians hate big batches No they seem to think they invented writing and the wheel and get uppity. I think ancient Sumerian is probably easier to understand. Sad

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:12 pm

has anyone been having problems with photobucket today? I cant get my photos. I click on library but theres nothing there. Mad

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:15 pm

I just checked my Photobucket and all my images are there. Shrugging
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Post by bungobaggins on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:59 pm

I'll try to bring my "next computer" random thoughts into this thread.

Apparently Chromebooks are good devices to install and run linux on.


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