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    posted a message on Connection lost: Existing connection forcibly closed
    I'm getting this error all the time. Every 5 minutes or so, I get kicked off the server with the "Internal Exception: java.io.IOException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host". I searched google several times and I found no answers. Could anyone have an idea of how to fix this? Thank you in advance! :)
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    posted a message on Windows 8 on laptop cant connect to network.
    An entire day on every tech forum and no one answers... I guess ill try posting here, im out of ideas....

    So....

    I bought a ASUS N56V with windows 8, and basically whenever I try to connect to my network, I get "Checking network requirements" and then it just says it cant connect.
    other secure networks just ask the password right away, and non secure work.

    I have no idea how to fix it, and am not sure I want to re-install windows.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from 16cadrian

    perhaps instead of an actual "backup" it was actually a shortcut to his steamapps folder, which is why it was deleted.

    Darn, you ninja'd me


    Believe me, it was a backup, I know my computers, been programming for nearly 10 years now (still not much huh? lol). I am seriously trying to find out how this happened. I'm also talking to one of valve's guys about this, you can say we're doing research lol
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from toast_burner

    That "somewhy" is probably you're own fault. Steam can't access folders outside of it's own so there's no way it could have deleted it. I've had to delete steam before and I had no problem backing up my games files.

    the fact it cant access folders outside is why I said somewhy.
    I did not delete it, it was on my desktop, it just disappeared when I un-installed steam.
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from YoureDown

    on my desktop, just so I can see if its fine all the time

    But it doesnt matter now, its all fixed, I did waste a day, but its fixed.

    Quote from pwntpants

    You lost 90GB of games?
    Why on earth would you not backup the "steamapps" folder... you know, the one with all of your steam games in it...

    EDIT: Steam wouldn't delete a backup on your desktop. If you were to copy that folder to your desktop, it would just be "another folder" essentially. It's not like steam can detect that it is related to the program, so it wouldn't delete it. That's like saying "Yeah I had a pictures folder on my desktop, and when I uninstalled steam, it just deleted it for some reason." You're either lying, or you did something completely wrong.


    As you can see in my own quote, I did. and somewhy it got deleted aswell.
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from toast_burner

    Where did you place the backup folder?


    on my desktop, just so I can see if its fine all the time

    But it doesnt matter now, its all fixed, I did waste a day, but its fixed.
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from toast_burner

    Why didn't you back up your games before deleting them? You can't blame steam for that when you're the one who deleted them.

    Just go into your steam folder. Click steamApps then copy the "common" folder to a safe spot then delete the steam folder. Once you've reinstalled it move the common folder back.


    I did that. somehow steam deleted the backup folder aswell (how?!).
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Well, I just woke up from 2 hours of sleep, and I can proudly say that after 13 hours of fixing this, its finally done. skyrim is on my pc, steam loads, no save games were lost, all mods in place.
    I guess I got over this bug, but its pretty damn annoying, blocks you out of steam for around 12 hours and then you have to re-install everything. kind of a big deal for anyone who has the problem.
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from rist_violin

    I had to re-install steam twice, and re-download all of my games. (52 Games)


    heh exactly what happened to me today (only I have 103 games, urgh).
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    im actually 20 minutes away from skyrim being downloaded. now here is me praying the mods didnt get erased.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from Clark

    Humm... Not much we can really do until steam gets fixed (Well, this update any who.)... Good luck with the re-re-re-re install!


    I'm now going for my re-re-re-re-re-re-reinstall.just a few days ago I had some trouble with the humble thq bundle.well, at least now I have a reason to stay up until 2am. (12:30 am here right now)
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    Quote from Clark

    I have had no problems with Big Picture, and I have been using it all day today. Sorry to hear that you have had problems though.


    I've talked to some people and all of them have this problem. im 80% in the steam "update", again right now.
    This is the... uhm... 4th time im downloading steam today? yeah I think its the 4th. thank god Hanukkah just started, and I get 2 weeks to stay home and fix this. I guess it depends on the computers config greatly. since I went into it, then it froze, steam crashed, and was no longer able to log into my account.

    Well, steam installed, and im downloading skyrim first, cause why not.
    Download speed you ask? 5 MB/S! dafuq did I do to my steam, I used to download and 1/10 of that. maybe there was a good side to steam dieing?
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    posted a message on Steam "big picture" total fail. I am disgusted.
    So the placement of the button itself was very bad, so I accidentally clicked it while in skyrim. meh.
    afterwards I proceed to the following 12 hours of "joy":
    Steam doesnt open. crashes.
    I delete a file that is suggested to delete if this happens, nada.
    then it downloads at about 1% per hour. great.
    I start messing with TCPview to fix it.
    I fixed it, now it downloads!
    yey its finished! now to open steam!
    guess what, didnt fix it.
    un-installed steam, since is only solution, and now MY 90 GB OF GAMES ARE GONE.

    Since steam forums are down, im posting it here so I can come back later aswell and give them a very nasty complaint. I am losing double XP in 3 games, I am losing subscriptions in other games, and now im losing time that ill waste downloading. If there was a program competing with steam that was not bad (origin is bad, yes) I'd immediately switch to it. seriously, how does removing steam remove 90gb of games in 2 seconds of a un-install?
    Not to talk about me not being able to access my account completely because of that stupid feature that is completely useless for PC players, and is "just out of beta". IF ITS JUST OUT OF BETA MAKE IT WORK! not block me out of my account with crashes! ugh ffs ive wasted 12 hours fixing their bug. and its still broken. valve, please check what youre posting before making it public, and at least keep the forums alive.

    Also, Support also seems to ignore me, since I got an email that support is down for the moment. So basically I have no help fixing this.

    /rant set off :SSSS:
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on how big is a minecraft world
    Quote from mac8080

    does anyone know how long a minecraft world is i think it goes on foreever

    3 billion x 3 billion = 9.e + 18 (9000000000000000000 square blocks per layer) * 256 = 2304000000000000000000 blocks / meters.

    The earths area surface is 5100000000 square klilometers.

    2304000000000000 / 5100000000 = 4608000. thats 4608000 times larger than earth.

    Hopefully im correct.

    divide 2304000000000000000000 by 256 for 1 layer: 9000000000000000000

    divide by earths size: 9000000000000000000 / 5100000000 = 1764705882.35294117647059.

    thats your answer.

    and for size: we estimate 4,500,000 square meters and the mapfile is 37.9mb.

    therefore: 1 kilometer is 1,000 meters so, 1 square kilometer is 1 kilometer x 1 kilometer
    or 1,000 meters x 1,000 meters
    or 1,000,000 square meters.

    4,500,000 / 1,000,000 = 4.5


    510,072,000 / 4.5 ~ 113,349,333

    37.9 * 113,349,333 = 4,295,939,720 mb or (roughly) 4,195,253 GB or 4,096 Terabytes or 4 PETABYTES!


    As of 2011, no storage system or network has achieved even one thousandth of a yottabyte (a zettabyte) of information. The combined space of all computerhard drives in the world was estimated at approximately 160 exabytes in 2006[1], and as of 2009, the Internet was estimated to contain close to 500 exabytes. which means an infinite world. unless you own a computer from CERN. yeah, they produce 16 petabytes of info every year.
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    posted a message on Recording different audio sources
    Does anyone know of a program which lets you choose which audio sources you want DXtory to record? i.e: I want to record BF3 but I dont want to record my skype call. So, does anyone know of such a program or a way to do this?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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