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TwoTails

Still here sorta

*waiting for the text to eventually show up on screen*

Still working on a bunch of drawings, been kept pissed off and slowed thanks to the chronic liars news (have to watch the shit because the weather has been insane again), and the PC lag is getting worse.. it's not fun waiting a minute or more while photoshop or sai whitescreens for one fucking action or save.
Pretty sure the fuckers rig them to try and force people to buy newer software or OS's.
And don't get me started on how viciously idiotic people are getting, there's US candidates literally trying to out-stupid each other.
Bad enough the US is run by cowards and crooks, I don't think the world will survive another idiot in charge.
I'd rather keep the coward so at least there's time to heal or fade away gently.
Worse news is my cynical expectations end up being right most of the time.
Practically ready to declare the human race a failure.

Still looking like I'll quit this crap in a year or so, growing intolerant of the web, being ruined by idiots and bad marketing corruption (like youtube).
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
 
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
0_0 ah...one problem at a time pleez. Slow down a bit ^^;;
Aside from fixing the world, I might be able to help you a little with your PC troubles.  A minute or more just to do something in PS or SAI? That sounds a lot like a Memory problem. How much RAM do you have? (try hitting windows key + pause break and look down under "Computer:". You can also hit Alt+Tab+Delete to show windows task manage and see how much memory each program uses. It used to take me a long time to save in Photoshop until I got another stick of RAM, then it improved like magic. Also, what OS are you running? What kinda CPU do you have? The windows key + pause break shortcut should show these.

Oh, as for the OS thing, I'm with you on that. Still running XP and happy with it. I don't run Vista or 7 because they just don't work with enough app and things that I use.
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 10 months ago
Yet apparently no one of you understand that Photoshop only runs perfectly in a workstation... or an old PowerMac. Get a G5, they're relatively cheap. Many people ignore that it's all about optimization, and in Windows, Adobe does the crappiest optimization I've seen. I've tried some Photoshop applications under Mac OSX 10.5 running in a G5, and the performance is quite nice.
As for SAI, I'd rather suggest what you've said. But for Photoshop, hate it or embrace it, Mac OS X holds a better optimized Photoshop Suite. I'm not even mentioning Photoshop portable for Android Honeycomb, as we all know it's gonna be sluggish as heck.
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
Been a long time since I've used a Mac, but from what I recall, they are pretty good performance wise. I don't really know if TwoTails would be willing to switch to a Mac if he's already on a PC, but from the sound of his frustration, maybe switching hardware and OSes  wouldn't be out of the question.  But...well, for a lot of people it's rather rough to buy a Mac, as well as finding apps to replace all the ones used in Windows.

If his problem is truly memory, check this out: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...
$25 and you can get 2GB of RAM. Speed problem solved ^.^
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 10 months ago
Well, if he has an original copy of Photoshop, from what I can remember, some programs you purchase give you the ability to install them on an 'X' number of computers. If the Photoshop suite he has really contains a setup for Mac, then that problem is solved. Gettine a PowerMac G5 isn't difficult, what's difficult is choosing the right model, ESPECIALLY because he'll have to avoid the Liquid-Cooling models.
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
I know about task manager, I've even programmed a few random things occasionally.
These problems seem to regather whenever a program demands an update, like antivirus, browsers, flash.. especially flash.
I get suspicious about it, like I clear a few more gigs of space, then Windows and other programs decide to fill up the freed space (probably the restore- seems to ignore the allotment, and decompressed updates most of which I don't want.)
Disk gets 75% fragged, defrag, gets 65% fragged again in a day or so.

The programs take up twice the memory they used to, firexfox frequently reaches 1.4GB and then stalls out.
Photoshop and sai can breifly take up several gigs into page memory, usually when saving.

It's not malware, I have plenty of security programs and diagnostic tools to keep an eye on things, so I know the culprits, just cant do shit about it lately.

1.5GB RAM, (upgrade limit 2GB),WXP, around 180GB drive space, motherboard is an older model replacement, so CPU is running @ 2/3 speed (1.6GHZ) and 266 mhz fsb (was 800), Radeon 9000, so its old and crippled, buying anything new has been out of the question the last 5 years.
Though its been crippled for two & half years and the same programs I still use didn't give me such problems then.
AvaBun
6 years, 10 months ago
FireFox is notorious for its memory issue. It has no need for that much memory, but has a leak that just does that. I'm running an XP sp2 w/ 2gb RAM setup that runs into the same issue when i have it open too long. The best thing you can do is turn off Firefox when things start to get sluggish.

Alternatively, you can get another browser without the problem. Opera and Chrome don't cause that kind of havoc with your memory on SP
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 10 months ago
Wrong. Chrome causes you the same memory occupation problem when it's open for some time, and it's even worse than Firefox at that. Not to mention Google hasn't solved the BSOD problem yet. When you check the processes part of the Task Manager, you can clearly see the main problem, sometimes, isn't Firefox, but one of its modules (I think), which in my case is plugincontainer.exe. That one is like the main culprit for me.
AvaBun
6 years, 10 months ago
For me, alongside Firefox, it was typically some program involving automatic updates. Chrome has multiple small instances in my task manager for every tab I have open, whereas Firefox is always one huge instance. I have not gotten a single BSOD with Chrome yet, but i'll keep it in mind.

I'm actually more of an Opera person ._.
KelperFoxWolf
6 years, 10 months ago
When it comes to Opera, I only use it for my mobilephone, Opera Mini is unbeatable. But the desktop version was such a disappointment and such a hassle for me, specially because with Opera Turbo enabled it gets sluggish at times; and it wasn't my Internet connection at all, it reminds me of the real function the Turbo Button in your PC actually did.
As for Chrome, the memory occupation rate does depend on the amount and content of tabs you're opening, but sometimes having a lot of web apps and content downloaded makes the instance you say be one and only like Firefox.
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
I do close and reopen it on occasion(probably soon again), but that is a brief fix and usually contributes to the disk fragging.

I don't like the other browsers, cant use most of the security plugins like adblock, I can not tolerate ads.
loony24680
6 years, 10 months ago
I think Firefox/Browser of choice and other applications are taking all the memory, so the computer wants to use some page files. There isn't any hard drive space to use PFs, so everything slows down, because memory has to do some fancy stuff to get enough memory to do things, but this takes a lot of time, and slows things down.

Additionally, the hard drive is almost full, so when you try to save a new file or install an update for a program, the data for this has to be stored in the nooks and crannies that're available, hence the fragmentation. The only real solution to this is to archive and uninstall all the old crap you're not using, probably back up artwork onto an external hard drive, or disk, or some other place that isn't sapping your storage space, and then defrag again. Computers always work best with nothing on them. Unfortunately, that's no good for you, and this is probably the best comprimise that's achievable. (I'm nearly at 1k characters, so ignore these brackets. :3)
HawkleyFox
6 years, 10 months ago
Your frustrated comments remind me of a fun documentary that was posted on Lulz.net a few weeks ago called Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.  The first half makes a lot of sense, but the last half is a crazy utopianist solution that is impractical to implement.  But, that last half was what made it fun.  :P

If you haven't seen it, it might interest you to watch at least the first half of it.  It really makes you wonder if and how long modern culture will survive.
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
I've seen it if it's that one that's been around a few years.
Starts of with valid examples of manipulation then falls apart like a sick joke, but maybe that's the point.

I can understand that since there's so many people that they need to be kept tamed to some point, but in analogies we've moved into not only sheering (looting) them like sheep, now moving into lambchops and shooting for sport.

I'd really hate to be the type to stockpile weapons and food, but at this rate it might eventually be necessary. -_-;
HawkleyFox
6 years, 10 months ago
I know there was another Zeitgeist from 2008 that I heard wasn't nearly as good.  But, I don't know, the way you describe: it doesn't sound like it is the same thing as the one I linked.

I'm starting to consider jumping ship to a more stable country, though, like the Netherlands or Germany; despite the difficulty had in integrating into another culture and starting over like that, it might be in my best interests.  I feel so ashamed that my country is led by the same absurd people who have voted that anything with two tablespoons of tomato sauce on top of it is a "vegetable".

Where the fuck are our priorities!?
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
Germany is starting to get the same problems too, there's college cost protests there too.
Spreading around the world like a plague.
That's why half of Europe is falling apart, same bullshit, cut taxes and not pay debts, real fucking geniuses.

So sad to say, no point in moving probably.
NonnyFox
6 years, 10 months ago
You don't need to watch the news to get the weather these days. Go to weather.com and you can put in your area code to get your local weather.

As for Firefox: There's an optimized for Windows version of it called Palemoon, the guy that made it even made a tool so that you can migrate all your bookmarks and such to it, here's the link to the site: http://www.palemoon.org/
I've made the switch to Palemoon and am not going back to original version of Firefox.
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
Well, gotta keep an eye on local events too, for the few times they don't make shit up anyway.
But the kind of stuff that bugs me is when they imply shit for dramatic flair, like "Two men brutally assaulted a child" when like what really happened is 2 small 18 year olds defended against some huge 17yo thug.

Weather.com isn't very accurate either but I need info from multiple sources to get some accuracy.
Already took a lot of storm damage, so it's helpful to know what needs shielding.

Oh, thanks but according to that it wouldn't work well since SSE2 now isn't available on this.
I don't like experimental programs anyway, I need less uncertainty.
YoshiDragon
6 years, 10 months ago
Hey, I know how to fix your problem.
A.1. check your system tray for more than 5 icons on there, if there is more than 5 there, you are already using up too much RAM.
2. Go to the Start menu: Run: (type in) MsConfig (in the white box and press enter)
3. The program window will popup bringing you to the General tab, click on the StartUp tab and tell me what is running and, I'll assist you further.

B. 1. download a program called Advanced System Care, it will help make your computer run 1/3rd faster at a couple of mouse clicks, plus you can download addons to make the program even more helpful by clicking on other buttons and tabs. I'm not currently up to date on the current features of the new version of the program, that is why I'm not being all that specific. Once you have the program installed and running, click on the maintain Windows button and then click on scan. Once the scan is complete, click on the Fix button. Click on the Diagnose system button and click on scan, once it's done scanning, click on fix. This process will take a rather long time, be sure to occupy yourself away from the computer with other things while the fixing process occurs. (A video game console may help) Once the process is complete, your computer may perform faster just from that. Be sure to click on the Utilities button and explore various different helpful addons, make sure you download them to your desktop to make it easier to find and install the addons.
2. Do the process over again 7 days later to maintain your computer speed.
3. Let me know if it helped.
TwoTails
6 years, 10 months ago
Thanks but I know about those.
Already cut down the startup to core OS and security programs. Got rid of the boot flash, PDF, Nvidia, etc. default plug checks long ago. So system startup only takes a few seconds.

And I used to use Advanced system care, worked well a few years ago but more recent versions made things worse.
Like "fixing" the registry screwed things up for awhile, like tripping windows auto repair and losing settings for half of everything.
And the RAM manager increased the stalling.

The problems are these newer or updated versions of programs are meant for new multi-core processors and sata drives.
So the only thing that would work is restore the system original software and not update anything, meaning never online.
YoshiDragon
6 years, 10 months ago
Okay, if your motherboard supports it, get another hard drive that is Sata and install Windows Xp on that one, once you have backed up the old one of course. Oh and you could use the old hard drive for Linux just as a back up, just in case the crap hits the fan for viruses. With Linux, it takes longer to create a virus to cause crashes and stuff to occur, that's why hackers don't even bother making viruses for Linux.
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