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General Chat / Higher Intellect Blog
« Last post by netfreak on October 08, 2017, 09:57:01 am »
A new area on the preterhuman.net site is our blog located at https://preterhuman.net/blog/

It'll focus mostly on computing topics and likely many will be retro/vintage computing related. Site updates and news about preterhuman.net will also be posted.
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Off Topic / Re: 226-316-1458 scammer
« Last post by netfreak on September 05, 2017, 04:50:36 pm »
Another scammer caller at 226-828-9816
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Off Topic / Re: 226-316-1458 scammer
« Last post by netfreak on August 21, 2017, 08:45:19 pm »
More scammers at 647-491-2651
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Off Topic / Re: ASMR social media
« Last post by netfreak on August 08, 2017, 11:38:16 am »
A similar site is now up showcasing various ASMR content at https://asmr.ca
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So I've got a no-name socket 7 Pentium board with the ID string 07/04/97-VXPro+-USB-Ultr-2A5LDH09C-00 and I needed to update the BIOS due to a 32mb limit per SDRAM slot. I still don't know the manufacturer of my exact board but it looks VERY close to the PC Chips M537 which has the same VXpro chipset. I think the only visible difference is some chips are in different spots on the board. I decided to take the risk of flashing the PC Chips M537 BIOS update onto my board, and so far it seems like everything still works plus I've got all my SDRAM showing up now. Here's how to do it:

1) Download https://preterhuman.net/download/misc/PC_Chips_M537DMA.zip which is the BIOS image I used.
2) Also download https://preterhuman.net/download/misc/original_bios.zip which includes the AWDFLASH.EXE utility plus a backup of the original board BIOS
3) Ensure your board jumper setting allows for flash update
4) Create a DOS boot floopy with the PC Chips M537 BIOS and AWDFLASH.EXE application. I just used a Win 98 boot disk and deleted the non-critical stuff to make enough space.
5) Boot and run the AWDFLASH.EXE application. Enter the new BIOS image from the PC Chips zip file when prompted. You can also make a backup if you want. You'll get an error about the BIOS ID strings not matching and this is expected since the board is not a PC Chips board. Assuming you're brave, continue with the flash. Reset when complete.
6) If the system seems to lock up during POST, reboot again and hit Del to get into the BIOS settings. Choose the option to set everything to BIOS default and save/reboot.
7) Assuming step 6 worked, go back into BIOS settings and enable everything you need.

I'm not sure specifically what setting the PC Chips BIOS didn't like, but I re-enabled all the options I recall being enabled on the original BIOS and haven't had any issues with lockups. The PC Chips M537 archive I link to is I believe a 1998 firmware image. I don't know the full change history but it does support my 256MB SDRAM and possibly large HDs (well, large for that era). Also I've heard even though the board has USB it won't work since the standard changed during manufacture. I set mine to disabled in the BIOS.
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Off Topic / 226-316-1458 scammer
« Last post by netfreak on July 18, 2017, 11:18:28 am »
Ignore calls from this loser. The guy on the voicemail sounds angry like he can't please his wife with his tiny package. Probably some 400lb sack of crap too.
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Off Topic / DS 3501 Jack Northrop Ave scammers
« Last post by netfreak on July 15, 2017, 10:34:10 am »
These scammers send you notices which appear to be domain registration expiration notices in an attempt to fool people. If you receive e-mail from these idiots, report their ISP for spam.

"By accepting this proposal, you agree not to hold DS liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this proposal. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DS 3501 Jack Northrop Ave. Suite #F9238 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA, This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DS reply with Remove to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this letter is strictly prohibited."
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Off Topic / Austin Strickland is today's piece of shit
« Last post by netfreak on June 27, 2017, 09:26:54 pm »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/27/accused-florida-kidnapper-was-actually-helping-lost-child-police-say.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4643834/Good-Samaritan-falsely-dubbed-child-predator-flees-town.html

Only in Florida I guess. Along with the witch hunt on Facebook spread by dumb ass fucktards, I'd say Austin Strickland is today's piece of shit. Congrats on making the rest of us want to completely ignore children in need of assistance. Maybe try being a better parent you goddamn loser.
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Computing, Internet & Technology / Re: VMware ESXi 5.5 and IBM HS23 network issues
« Last post by netfreak on March 18, 2017, 01:06:22 pm »
Also note this was with Emulex firmware package 10.2.x on the adapters
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Off Topic / IndieBark launch for indie artists
« Last post by netfreak on February 28, 2017, 05:20:09 pm »
From Altexxa Group, soft launch of IndieBark for Canadian indie musicians. Check it out at http://indiebark.ca
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