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(BBC-US)   "Man burns hand from crypto-jacking" sounds dirtier than it is   (bbc.com) divider line
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1043 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 May 2020 at 9:15 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-30 5:56:18 AM  
Listen buddy..We all like internet pr0n..But take it easy...
 
2020-05-30 9:20:18 AM  
Gamer confused by trojan, gets infected.
 
2020-05-30 9:43:15 AM  
He thinks he must have accidentally downloaded the malwarevisited a sketchy pron site three weeks before he burned his hand, when he started noticing strange things happening to his computer.
 
2020-05-30 9:55:18 AM  
A CoD/Battlefield player? Someone downloaded the wrong aim-bot.
 
2020-05-30 11:13:39 AM  
This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.
 
2020-05-30 11:29:38 AM  

BumpInTheNight: This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.


My graphics card has a little monitor on it where you can show the temperature, fan speed, etc. Yeah. that farkers off along with all of those stupid farking lights. If you want to buy a performance computer you end up with all of this 'gamer' shiat designed for kindergarteners.
 
2020-05-30 12:00:11 PM  

Russ1642: BumpInTheNight: This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.

My graphics card has a little monitor on it where you can show the temperature, fan speed, etc. Yeah. that farkers off along with all of those stupid farking lights. If you want to buy a performance computer you end up with all of this 'gamer' shiat designed for kindergarteners.


I have embraced the lighting myself, simply building a performance PC for the sake of its parts' abilities alone was getting a little boring.  These days I put much more care into the aesthetics.  Fark me it can be a time sink, sure I could slap parts into a case and build the whole thing up in an afternoon but its a marathon of planning, 'one more parts order's and crafting to build one to my current wants these days.  Its been a good hobby to have during this period of time though I'll say that.
 
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2020-05-30 1:25:14 PM  
"which he liked to leave open and on display in his bedroom."

Oh yeah, that'll help with the airflow.
 
2020-05-30 1:27:24 PM  

Russ1642: BumpInTheNight: This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.

My graphics card has a little monitor on it where you can show the temperature, fan speed, etc. Yeah. that farkers off along with all of those stupid farking lights. If you want to buy a performance computer you end up with all of this 'gamer' shiat designed for kindergarteners.


But the Type R sticker makes it go faster.
 
2020-05-30 2:58:07 PM  

Russ1642: BumpInTheNight: This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.

My graphics card has a little monitor on it where you can show the temperature, fan speed, etc. Yeah. that farkers off along with all of those stupid farking lights. If you want to buy a performance computer you end up with all of this 'gamer' shiat designed for kindergarteners.


But can you reprogram the RGB lighting to act as blinkenlights?  I'd really like to have blinkenlights on my computer.
 
2020-05-30 6:06:11 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Russ1642: BumpInTheNight: This is exactly why I have a second monitor with an app that's showing me real time stats of my gaming system.  So I can jack it to the performance its dishing out for games.

My graphics card has a little monitor on it where you can show the temperature, fan speed, etc. Yeah. that farkers off along with all of those stupid farking lights. If you want to buy a performance computer you end up with all of this 'gamer' shiat designed for kindergarteners.

I have embraced the lighting myself, simply building a performance PC for the sake of its parts' abilities alone was getting a little boring.  These days I put much more care into the aesthetics.  Fark me it can be a time sink, sure I could slap parts into a case and build the whole thing up in an afternoon but its a marathon of planning, 'one more parts order's and crafting to build one to my current wants these days.  Its been a good hobby to have during this period of time though I'll say that.


The look is important. Having a giant hideous tower with a nest of wires inside and cables all over the place outside is miserable. During the ethereum mining boom I started building on the underside of desks or in cabinets. Never looked back.
 
2020-05-30 6:37:16 PM  

Likwit: The look is important. Having a giant hideous tower with a nest of wires inside and cables all over the place outside is miserable. During the ethereum mining boom I started building on the underside of desks or in cabinets. Never looked back.


Its neat you mentioned the mining boom, I recently came across a bunch of parts from a company that makes them for mining rigs and its basically all the little pre-created plates and things you'd need to transform almost anything into a PC case.  Its got my mind wondering what I'd try building a PC into down the road.
 
2020-05-30 6:50:33 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Likwit: The look is important. Having a giant hideous tower with a nest of wires inside and cables all over the place outside is miserable. During the ethereum mining boom I started building on the underside of desks or in cabinets. Never looked back.

Its neat you mentioned the mining boom, I recently came across a bunch of parts from a company that makes them for mining rigs and its basically all the little pre-created plates and things you'd need to transform almost anything into a PC case.  Its got my mind wondering what I'd try building a PC into down the road.


All you really need is a drill (and maybe a dremel if you want to put your MoBo somewhere weird) and some standoffs. I like to mount everything completely upside-down. Nothing but the GPU fan ever really gets dusty 👍
 
2020-05-30 7:43:00 PM  

Likwit: BumpInTheNight: Likwit: The look is important. Having a giant hideous tower with a nest of wires inside and cables all over the place outside is miserable. During the ethereum mining boom I started building on the underside of desks or in cabinets. Never looked back.

Its neat you mentioned the mining boom, I recently came across a bunch of parts from a company that makes them for mining rigs and its basically all the little pre-created plates and things you'd need to transform almost anything into a PC case.  Its got my mind wondering what I'd try building a PC into down the road.

All you really need is a drill (and maybe a dremel if you want to put your MoBo somewhere weird) and some standoffs. I like to mount everything completely upside-down. Nothing but the GPU fan ever really gets dusty 👍


I can see the appeal, but that would interfere with my colony of nose goblins.  I just liked the idea of being able to buy things like a whole bank of pre-cut PCIE slots in a sheet or as you pointed out the stand-off mounting area for a mother board along with a pre-cut area for the MB's rear panel.  I do have a dremel but not a lot of access to metal sheet material right now nor what I'd consider solid enough skills to try and fully create a case out of nothing by myself, not yet at least :)

I've got some grand ideas for the next case rebuild for my wife, already got a hell of a case that I'd used for my first custom loop build.  This idea though involves same of the same techniques that model train builders or table top war gamers use, quite excited for it.

In the meantime though here's my gratuitous pic of my own gaming PC that I finished building about two months ago.  It is such an overbuilt system and I loved it.


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2020-05-30 8:25:16 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Likwit: BumpInTheNight: Likwit: The look is important. Having a giant hideous tower with a nest of wires inside and cables all over the place outside is miserable. During the ethereum mining boom I started building on the underside of desks or in cabinets. Never looked back.

Its neat you mentioned the mining boom, I recently came across a bunch of parts from a company that makes them for mining rigs and its basically all the little pre-created plates and things you'd need to transform almost anything into a PC case.  Its got my mind wondering what I'd try building a PC into down the road.

All you really need is a drill (and maybe a dremel if you want to put your MoBo somewhere weird) and some standoffs. I like to mount everything completely upside-down. Nothing but the GPU fan ever really gets dusty 👍

I can see the appeal, but that would interfere with my colony of nose goblins.  I just liked the idea of being able to buy things like a whole bank of pre-cut PCIE slots in a sheet or as you pointed out the stand-off mounting area for a mother board along with a pre-cut area for the MB's rear panel.  I do have a dremel but not a lot of access to metal sheet material right now nor what I'd consider solid enough skills to try and fully create a case out of nothing by myself, not yet at least :)

I've got some grand ideas for the next case rebuild for my wife, already got a hell of a case that I'd used for my first custom loop build.  This idea though involves same of the same techniques that model train builders or table top war gamers use, quite excited for it.

In the meantime though here's my gratuitous pic of my own gaming PC that I finished building about two months ago.  It is such an overbuilt system and I loved it.


[Fark user image image 529x833]


That's slick af. Way to be.
 
2020-05-30 9:41:14 PM  
I thought crypto-jacking was when you give Bigfoot a handy. Or is that cryptid-jacking?
 
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