>>418411 >The rest of the world is resorting to shadow puppetry?
Not resorting, more like manipulated into. It's why Android is now the leading OS, Gmail locks you out if you don't add a phone number, and big sites like twitter and facebook require your phone number to sign up.
>>421332 >barneyfag goes nuclear I was never really a fan of emojis but it being a new supported written language? I'm not surprised but disgruntled. I say 'written language' because it was already a programming language
Think my laptop is ever so slowly dying, takes slightly longer to get its shit together on startup including my security. Having been searching to see if its some sort of virus/malware as the cause but no hits.
Would likely have to get in with a current operating system when I make the switch, such as Windows 10. Dun wanna.
>>421523 Run defrag (yes, even on an SSD) and make sure you don't have too many stuff running at the same time. Most "slow" laptops I encountered had a mechanical HDD and 3+ antivirus software constantly scanning at the same time.
As for defragging an SSD, SSDs work by having cells of a certain size (I think it was 512k) and they need to rewrite the entire thing even if you only update a few bytes. So for optimal speed they always try to write into empty blocks, so they only do a write instead of a read-modify-write cycle which is slower. The consequence is that you run out of free cells and then the SSD operates at a fraction of its performance because it can only do read-modify-write cycles every time. If you defrag it in a way to have the free space piled up, you'll get back a lot of performance in that area. But it is easier to do a VHD backup on a separate drive (the windows backup tool can do that), secure erase the entire thing (most motherboards can do this from the BIOS), then restore the VHD.
>>421525 use MyDefrag for defragging, it allows you to group up free space and such, which normal defrag apps can't do.
and needless to say if you use a hdd on that laptop, change it to an ssd. In fact, if you use an old ssd, change it to a newer one... when I switched my old Intel 330 to a Samsung 970, it was massively faster.