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Badeendje

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What do I need to trouble shoot second hand desktop computer? And how?

I traded my cousin some really expensive RAM that I happened accross for his old desktop, that he put his graphics card into that he swapped from his newer computer. If I plug the desktop into the wall and try to turn it on nothing happens. If I open it up I can see that the where the wire from the power supply plugs into the...

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First thing. If you stick your hand in the case, make sure the powercord is disconnected from the power supply, and then press the powerbutton. This discharges capacitors.

Don’t fret too mich, it’s like Lego, most stuff only first one way, and you don’t need much force to plug or remove stuff. If you need to use more force than you can apply with your finger, mostly you are missing a latch, hook or something else that is holding the thing in place… check again.

The machine has an onboard Videocard. So a good option is to remove the Videocard and test the system to see if it gives any sign of life without the graphics card.

Removing the graphics is a bit tricky as it usually has a little latch near the back of the connector it is in on the motherboard (check a quick YouTube video on removing a graphics card).

Then try if it starts.

Then check all the connectors if they are seated properly. Especially all the small cables in the motherboard, they listen really carefully and must be on the correct headers.

Check if it starts again.

Remove and re-seat the internal memory. I’d recommend quick YouTube video here too. It only fits one way.

Check start again.

Then disconnect all other devices like the harddisk etc. just pull the cable on the drive side and leave it dangling… it’s only for testing.

Of none of this works, I’d recommend getting the guy that traded it help you out.

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I’ll bet a lot of the people in the trenches of politics also know. And pushing the green transition also helps reduce dependence on countries like SA. So it looks to be a win across the board.

If we can now reduce the plastic usage in society and switch that out to more sustainable products. Back to glass, tin cans, and paper.

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A podcast like Giuliani… it would be a shit show of epic proportions.

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Time to invest in parcels of land a bit further (currently) inland as they will be prime oceanfront real estate in a decade.

Badeendje,
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No… then You lobby the government to finally take action against coastal erosion and rake in those sweet sweet public billions to protect your private investment.

Mozilla Corporation Org Changes to Accelerate our Path to the Future (blog.mozilla.org)

Over the past few months, we’ve been accelerating our ability to execute outstandingly, make faster decisions, and realize our multi-product ambitions. To help facilitate this, I’m excited to announce an organizational change within the product team. This change will enable us to better develop and scale products at...

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The whole US political apparatus is compromised by money. The simple fact is that AIPAC is a financial juggernaut aimed at getting people they support elected. And if you go agains Israeli interests they will throw their weight behind someone else.

I’m not excusing it btw… campaign finance reforms are important if the US populace wants their politics in service of the people and not in service of rich special interests.

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Who would have thought that if you go out and actively look for stuff you might actually find it.

But review is good I guess. Is it being over diagnosed, or do we really have to rethink stuff because there are loads of people struggling in the construct we have created because they are not neurotypical.

My guess is ADHD is more common than we thought and it needs to get more attention by not only diagnosing and medicating where needed, it also requires other systemic changes to accommodate for ADHD.

Like dyslexia… on my youth people where just considered slow or stupid… turns out they had a condition out of their control.

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Oh wow… you saw an opportunity to also burn Boeing and their shit practices in there… well played.

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Money laundering capital of the world now.

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Automod reports because the users is from here.

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Go to your profile, settings, blocks, Instances and add lemmy.ml. That massively helps you enjoy the fediverse more.

The countries with the most Fediverse servers are rich and former/current colonial powers. One of the best true barometers of the success of the Fediverse is how quickly we can turn that on its head. (sopuli.xyz)

In the end I don’t think internet users in rich powerful countries are the users most likely to benefit and invest their time into in the fediverse. They might be the ones with the most free time, money and privilege around computers which makes being on the leading edge of niche technologies far easier, but I don’t think...

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Yeah… those leeches from underdeveloped countries should be hosting fediverse servers with all that expendable income they have.

What a shit take.

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I think I responded to the tone and then you see premise that insinuated that colonial oppressors are just using their advantage to once again oppress the poor indigenous people of wherever in yet another way. Which I don’t agree with.

The concept of the fediverse seems to be that admins host instances and are pretty welcoming to new communities… So if someone from I dunno Togo would setup a lomé or togo-politics community it would be supported. Meaning anyone from anywhere can use the infra provided to setup and moderate their communities.

If anything the system allows people more advantaged with resources (time, money, know how) to provide an open space that can be used by everyone (within reason). Without being beholden to big tech and her hidden profit driven agenda.

I would be more concerned about accessibility and usability from the perspective of a lot of people. As many countries that are still developing have limited time and access. And I don’t know if the current state of the fediverse in it’s development is of much help.

I’llIncreasing the usability of the whole ecosystem with improved clients, moderation tools etc (the stuff that fediverse users are requesting, and those devs are working on) will help.

Once it is mature, more will come. And like with tech, financed by early adopters this seems similar.

In the mean time I see people from all over the globe post stuff about many things, including national interest stuff that would otherwise have passed me by.

And I don’t see stuff posted in languages I don’t comprehend because my profile filteres them out. I don’t know if there are any Swahili/Papiamento/Mandarin/Indonesian posts on lemmy, but Lemmy supports many languages so that might be a thing.

Lastly the whole us vs them (colonial powers, oppressors etc etc) might be applicable to a lot of the world, however, garnering support for a cause by making accusations against the fediverse and the current generation of hosts and users does not help. I would advise a more constructive stance in general. If you see people actually being as you describe call them out and tell it like it is by all means, but this was not the way to get the ball rolling.

I’d probably gone with something like: the fediverse is growing, how can we help it develop in a direction better serving people in developing countries. To get them out from under the power hold and monopolies of the big tech conglomerates. … or something.

In that case I would have stuck with an answer like above… we need to foster and nurture it’s growth so it becomes a good alternative and the people will come. Plus… you know… ask people from these countries or maybe even get devs from there involved using stuff like patreon. Getting feedback from people not using your product… and finding out why they don’t is hard.

But Lemmy for example already did a solid by making sure the platform supports a looooot or languages “out of the box”.

Hope that’s better :).

For the record, I did not downvotes your reply as it deserves an actual response.

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To let us reconstitute our army groups and restock supplies. In order to show our good faith we will withdraw troops from the northern costly tactical mistake.

Badeendje,
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Just an ugly ploy to allow his cronies in the EU to be able to say that Russia offered a ceasefire.

Noone is falling for this.

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For sure, the direct tactical gains would be massive.

Also, in the EU we have elections coming up. The right wing parties and Euro sceptics are already on a plus… so giving them another talking point is potentially even more valuable… if this stifles support for Ukraine.

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Also… it’s their house, they go where the food is at.

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I only have 2 wishes.

  1. I want my remains scattered through Disney world
  2. I don’t want to be cremated
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And here some people will just ignore or deny how this conflict and Russia making the whole planet less safe.

This is just a 2 for one. They get ammo and ballistic missile, while the payment allows them to stick it to the US at the same time.

These Teens Adopted an Orphaned Oil Well. Their Goal: Shut It Down. Students, nonprofit groups and others are fund-raising to cap highly polluting oil and gas wells abandoned by industry. (www.nytimes.com)

It’s a serious policy failure that this is happening; the people paying to cap wells should be the ones who became wealthy by extracting the oil, not a bunch of random teenagers.

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Or drilling rights should come with a required deposit that will pay for the capping once done.

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Besides the fact it is the right thing to do… I hope they can setup reproductive health centers for out of state americans.

Oh the horror of all these high earning, educated people moving to your state… the horror, the taxes…

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated (apnews.com)

A nighttime Russian attack destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said Friday, and authorities organized the evacuation of children from the area that is being pummeled by the Kremlin’s forces in a powerful new offensive....

Badeendje,
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Except the Russians have been doing their best to maximize civilian casualties, and pretending this does not help that goal is also a bit disingenuous.

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It is about using your monopoly to influence the market and playing favorites for your own gain without disclosing your bias. If you highlight certain apps not because they are good but because they make you the most money, you are well on your way to abusing your monopoly.

And having your appstore installed means 90% of people never venture outside the walled garden. So even if there are theoretical alternatives, in practice there aren’t.

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