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WeSendit, is this a fucking joke?

Welcome to 2018 everyone. And it’s not even April 1st…

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How can services just outright arrogantly BLOCK Opera browser (basically a Chrome clone!) from even interacting with webpage at all? They just fucking not support it at all so fuck you user. Well, fuck you WeSendit, I’m not gonna use other shit browsers. Chrome is Google’s pile of spying shit and it’s still useless sack of shit with their fancy ass “modern” design, Edge and Vivaldi are too primitive and useless, Firefox still has absolutely no concept of touch control for my hybrid netbook with touch screen and fucking no support for any password managers on Android, not even under god damn Android Oreo with native Autofill support. Firefox Focus does, but has no Sync feature so fuck that useless shit as well. And there is Opera which for some fucking illogical reason is only used by tiny minority of people and has it all and makes other browsers look like a sad joke from interface and usability standpoint. It’s loaded with really good features out of the box, has stuff logically laid out, has excellent touch support, runs on Chromium engine so it’s as fucking advanced as Chrome, supports password managers on Android and has Sync, but services like this want me to switch. Fuck off. I’m not gonna. But I will drag you through bull feces for being fucking lazy fucks.

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Windows Security Center protection status delay fix

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If your Security Center icon in taskbar has a yellow exclamation mark warning or even red circle with cross warning for several minutes after every system restart just because Security Center is trying to figure out what’s the status of your protection software (even when only using Windows Defender!) and goes away after that really long time, this fix will most likely resolve it for you. I don’t know why this nonsense started happening all of a sudden and why it’s happening with all antiviruses except avast!, but I found out the reason.

Windows Security Center service is set for Automatic start with Delay. Which means it takes forever to load on startup and as a result, you see that warning on the taskbar icon forever.

Applying my fix (simple registry file) however forces Security Center to start in a normal, non delayed way which refreshes the status instantly on every system restart, showing green checkmark next to a Security Center shield pretty much instantly. It doesn’t really affect performance or startup time, but it gets rid of the warning/error icon on Security Center, so you instantly know whether there is an actual problem with protection because you’ll get the actual status instantly after startup.

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Devastating performance hit from KB4338825 update on AMD A9-9420 APU

For weeks I couldn’t figure out why my AMD A9-9420 based laptop bought in January 2018 became so horrifyingly slow just half a year later I can’t even use it anymore. Sure, it’s an entry level dual core laptop, but it clocks ridiculously high to 3.6 GHz and with single thread optimizations replacing multicore “Bulldozer” microarchitecture it was super responsive. It also has 4GB of RAM which is alright, but it also comes with a 256GB Samsung SSD. It’s not one of those crappy DRAM-less SSD’s, this is basically an OEM version of mid end Samsung Evo drives. Something between 750 Evo and 850 Evo. A well rounded package for not very demanding usage of music, videos, browsing and Youtube.

Except it became so slow opening Start menu takes 1-2 seconds and it opens in laggy way, opening simple JPG image takes up to 10 seconds, opening Opera browser takes like half a minute, playing 480p video on Youtube was lagging and 1080p30 was so slow it literally stalled the whole laptop and even moving mouse across the screen feels like it’s lagging and stuttering. All this at CPU usage of 0-5%. But feels like you’re having a 100% load on CPU by something.

I thought AMD drivers were the problem, but no matter what I tried, nothing changed. So I downgraded Windows 10 April Update (1803) back to Fall Creators Update (1709). And it was fine. Until it updated itself. So, after 5 total OS reinstalls, I managed to pinpoint the problem. This motherfucking KB4338825 update. As soon as it gets installed, laptop becomes the slowest thing in this world. I had to rollback from 1803 to 1709, but there is no way to selectively uninstall and disable fucking KB4338825 update, not even with the tool for this. And if I install April Update (1803), this garbage gets carried over automatically.

So, now I’m literally at a point where I can’t uncheck this update, uninstall this update and block this update from installing and fucking up my laptop. As soon as I’m on build 1709, this fucking update gets installed and fucks everything up.

If Windows Update worked like it did in Windows 7, I could reinstall OS, uncheck this update and I’d be using the laptop normally until I annoy Microsoft enough for them to finally fix this shit. But that’s just wishful thinking. God knows what else is screwing up my main rig because it often feels like it’s performing worse than i did months and years ago down to as simple things as moving mouse which just feels laggy. Sounds oddly familiar to this situation with my laptop, but since PC is so fast, it’s not as dramatic. But I can sense something is off.

So, here it is, if your PC or laptop feels like it’s entirely useless because it’s so slow (despite clean Windows 10 install), it’s because of this shitty update. I’ve left the report on Microsoft’s Feedback Hub, but I’m not expecting much because they won’t give a shit about a single user. Which just shows a sad state of PC industry. Linux is still garbage despite years of everyone saying it’ll overtake Windows and Microsoft just plain doesn’t seem to give a shit about the state of Windows or what its users want, because they know Linux is shit and we have to use their OS whether we like it or not. Which absolutely stinks as hell. And I run 3 systems, 1x Windows 10 Home and 2x Windows 10 Professional, all genuine licensed versions. Absolute fucking disgrace Microsoft.

What’s even worse, I used to have AMD E-450 APU, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD laptop and it became exactly like this at one point. Which is why I bought this newer, much faster one. Which yet again turned garbage slow with exact same symptoms. Do you know how annoying it feels that I bought a new laptop because some other update fucked up performance of that one for no logical reason and I thought it just got slow somehow? Unless Microsoft is doing this intentionally to screw AMD and subtly force people to buy new laptops and migrate to Intel because everything AMD gets slow as turd “eventually” thanks to these magical updates. After seeing this on 2 laptops with like 4-6 years of age apart, something is going on. And it stinks.

Kaspersky Antivirus Free 2019 released!

Kaspersky Lab has just released their latest and greatest FREE version of their flagship product, Kaspersky Antivirus. And while half of the world is still panicking about Russian conspiracy bullshit, this one is a golden nugget. A really big one.

As you can see, it hasn’t changed much on the outside compared to version 2018. It’s still a very pleasant interface design.

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What’s really new and exciting is what’s underneath the interface and you can see this in settings…

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Granted, they have locked down the settings, but as an expert user, I believe their out of the box setup is great and doesn’t really need any fiddling with settings. Sure, I liked file heuristics at High sensitivity, but we gained System Watcher.

If you don’t know what System Watcher is, it’s an incredibly sophisticated behavior blocker capable of detecting malware based on behavior and not signatures. I’ve tested it several months ago and it was spectacular. Paired with Kaspersky’s KSN cloud, really good file heuristics and excellent signatures and we have a product that will seriously challenge pretty much all existing free antiviruses like avast!, AVIRA, AVG, Panda Free and Bitdefender Free. It’s REALLY good and while I’m an avast! aficionado, but I really like this new Kaspersky Antivirus Free 2019. It just works out of the box.

Give it a try, you might be surprised how nice it is.

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General Download (Select “The European Union” because others still serve 2018 version).

Direct Kaspesky FTP download

John “TotalBiscuit” Bain has passed away after long battle with cancer

I’m a bit lazy recently with the posts, but I think it’s worth posting this as gaming industry and gaming community has lost a great man. John Bain, also known as “TotalBiscuit” online and among gamers has passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

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John Bain (TotalBiscuit)

I’m not going to pretend I was his biggest fan, especially after his rather crazy outbursts about politics from not that long ago, but if you’re a normal person, it’s something you forgive, we all have some nonsense we agree with that others disagree, but I have to give him mad respect for his rigorous standards when it comes to game quality and integrity. He’s also the one who started the movement to rate games on basic quality metrics like framerate lock, FOV (field of view) locks or lack of controls, limited resolutions and other technicalities that make game experience a chore instead of enjoyment and which are often not met by game developers. He was really vocal about this stuff and I respect that a lot since all this stuff drives me crazy on regular basis in games.

I kinda loved watching his reviews where he ranted about all the wrongs and goods about specific games and he was the only other reviewer next to AngryJoe that I always took very seriously when it came to games. We kinda had the same quality metrics so if he said the game is done well, I could be assured I’ll have a great experience. Last biggest such game was Killing Floor 2 when it just launched into Early Access on Steam. He played it as the first reviewer in the world and his commentary gave me an insight if it’s worth getting or not. I was already a fan of Killing Floor 1 at that time, but I needed a confirmation from him whether I should jump into KF2’s Early Access or wait for final release. And the game was amazing experience from day 1 of public release, just as his experience was during the demo with KF2’s developers. I guess I’ll kinda remember him every time I’ll play Killing Floor 2 again now.

TotalBiscuit, may your final resting place render at 8K, at unrestricted framerate and with FOV as wide as you desire it. You were a fighter to the very last day, like a proper gamer who never gives up. I’m gonna miss his silly Britishness a bit. Rest in peace man.

1.FM, fix your dumb password policy

Check this idiocy!

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The password must be fewer than 10 characters. Who the fuck enforces the max length of passwords? And more importantly, why?

Upper password length limit shouldn’t ever exist or if it does, it should be something like max 64 characters which is so high not even most paranoid people would complain about.

To make matters worse, their Twitter account doesn’t exist anymore and they don’t have any other contact. At all. Yay. So, here is their page of “fame”. Years ago I’ve complained about local ISP and Adobe webpages, now it’s this one doing the same nonsense in 2018 when I thought we’ve gone past this point already…

Fuck off Twitter, I’m not giving you my phone number!

Had problems with making extension for Firefox so I posted it on Twitter. Some dude offered help, I sent him a link to Mozillazine thread where I already posted for help and that’s the moment when Twitter sperged into fucking oblivion. “uh oh you exhibit actions of a bot” (I’m surprised they didn’t say I was a Russian bot) and then the thing just fucking died. When clicking “Verify” the shit just kept on showing 403 error in Firefox so I went to phone where I finished the fucking image captcha at which point Twitter asked me to enter my phone number to “verify”. Erm, how about FUCK YOU Twitter? I’m not giving you my fucking phone number. You fucking pretentious scumbags, locking out user accounts for harmless shit and then fishing phone numbers from users with excuse of “verification”. Been using Twitter to post all sorts of shit for like 3+ years and now you decide I’m a fucking bot. Go fuck yourselves, all of you fuckers at Twitter. Can’t even login using my alternate account to contact dumb fucks at Twitter, no, just cold block fucking everything from my IP. I can’t fucking be bothered to use VPN to bypass this fuckery. Aaargh, what moron runs Twitter? I’m surprised this garbage hasn’t imploded yet because it’s made by imbeciles.

I’d rather stop using fucking Twitter than give you my phone number. So, fuck you. Again.

EDIT:

Just tried to contact Twitter support and you have to be logged in with the locked/suspended account in order to contact them. I can’t fucking login you fucking retards. OH MY FUCKING GOD. It just does nothing when I try to login. What the fuck!?

EDIT 2:

After I finally managed to contact them and told them I’m not giving them my phone number, they manually unblocked my account. At least something.