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TheKDub

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    TheKDub reacted to Radium_Angel in Buying a new Laptop. Hp vs Lenovo.   
    My point was, I'd take any of those I listed over an HP or Lenovo any day.
    I work for a gov't institution. *Anything* Lenovo is banned from use/purchase there.
    We use "enterprise quality" HP systems. Total shit. Build quality, as well as the parts inside, are the cheapest junk they can make boot and shove out the door.
     
    I agree with you, Dell if you must buy a name-brand system
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    TheKDub reacted to Radium_Angel in Buying a new Laptop. Hp vs Lenovo.   
    There is a reason HP stands for "Has Problems" or "Horrible Product"
    And Lenovo has a nasty reputation of building spyware into their system.
     
    Buy Dell, or Asus, or Acer, or Gateway, but don't buy HP and sure as shit don't buy Lenovo.
     
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    TheKDub got a reaction from kirashi in Buying a new Laptop. Hp vs Lenovo.   
    I wouldn't recommend HP or Lenovo. Both have general poor quality and poor support.
     
    Lenovo used to be a good option, but they've been getting worse over the years, and some stuff they do is pretty shitty. (Tried charging me like $80 to send me a copy of the factory image for my Yoga 710-15IKB and claimed it can't be downloaded, even though they have downloads for it. Those downloads can only be used once per serial number though, and I had used it a few months prior but lost the files. Also, that same laptop is physically falling apart after only about three years because Lenovo's product design is crap. They thought using glue to attach a maybe 2cm square of metal for the hinge to the back panel of the LCD without any actual fasteners was a good idea...)
     
    Check out some of Dell's G3, G5, and G7 lines. They've got some solid stuff there. Solidly built, reasonably priced, powerful, 
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    TheKDub got a reaction from xNickRRs in RX 580 4gb vs 8gb   
    The 8GB card will get maybe 2-6 FPS more than the 4GB card. If you're just doing 1080p, the 4GB card is fine.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from LienusLateTips in LENOVO NOT HONOURING WARRANTY!   
    The screenshot also says the warranty has 3 days remaining. Perhaps they got the monitor used?
     
     
    They're probably just stalling so the warranty expires instead of having to do anything.
     
     
    Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. I haven't had a good interaction with Lenovo's support in the past. Last time I had to contact them they tried to charge me $80 for the recovery media for my laptop, and claimed it was impossible for me to download it from them. (Even though I had downloaded it from them months before but lost the files, and their shitty system only lets you download it once per serial number).
    After the additional quality issues with my Yoga 710-15IKB (Biggest issue so far is the hinge disconnected from the LCD's back panel because they used glue to hold it on instead of an actual fastener... Not even super glue can fix it), I don't think I'll be considering or recommending Lenovo in the future.
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    TheKDub reacted to amdorintel in What Would You Do If You Won 50 Million USD   
    why not invest it so you can donate more in the long run
     
     
     
     
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    TheKDub reacted to amdorintel in What Would You Do If You Won 50 Million USD   
    thats actually really really sad
     
     
     
     
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    TheKDub reacted to Tsuki in Pia being bought. Is this another tunnel bear?   
    this is some low effort shit right here
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    TheKDub got a reaction from Ben17 in My computer can run everything but minecraft!!!   
    You can always go to System Properties -> Advanced -> Settings (under Performance) -> Advanced -> Change (under Virtual memory), uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives", then manually set all the drives to no paging file. Restart Windows and it'll only use your system RAM from now on, no more using your HDD or SSD.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from Ben17 in My computer can run everything but minecraft!!!   
    https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-javase8-2177648.html
     
    Make sure you get Java SE Runtime Environment. The versions are ordered from newest (top) to oldest (bottom) on that page.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from Ben17 in My computer can run everything but minecraft!!!   
    Have you tried going to appdata/roaming and deleting .minecraft, then reinstalling?
     
    Did you update Java by chance? If not, give that a try. If you did, try going back to an older version. (I'd suggest using Java 8 )
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    TheKDub reacted to Ryan_Vickers in Moving to SSD.   
    EaseUS offers software to clone your existing partition.  In theory it should work fine, but there can and often are oddities that crop up when doing this.  I suppose it doesn't really hurt to try, but if you want to guarantee a clean move, you have to clean install.
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    TheKDub reacted to Oshino Shinobu in Moral conundrum   
    *cough* forum giveaway *cough*
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    TheKDub reacted to Herman Mcpootis in Intel recalls Xeon...   
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    TheKDub reacted to NumLock21 in Intel recalls Xeon...   
    more specifically the E-2274G which runs at 4ghz and turbos up to 4.9ghz. There is nothing wrong with the cpu, it's the cooler they're bundled with. Intel has thought it was a good idea to bundled their very bottom of the bin stock cooler, rated for tdp of 65w or lower, with that xeon which has a tdp rating of 88w 83W.
    Intel does have much "beefier" coolers like those with cooper cores and larger heatsinks, not sure why they don't use those.
    As for what happens to them recall xeon e-2274g
    So box xeon with fan and 3 year warranty, becomes oem xeon with no fan, and 1 year warranty.
     
    https://www.techpowerup.com/261168/intel-recalls-boxed-xeon-e-2274g-processors-due-to-inadequate-stock-cooler-effectiveness
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    TheKDub got a reaction from Wingfan in +80 power supply rating   
    The "80+ Gold rating" is a power efficiency tier. 

     
    While generally a higher efficiency power supply will be more reliable or higher quality, there are also some pretty bad units with high efficiencies. There are also some pretty solid units with lower efficiencies. 
     
    By efficiency, it means if the system is consuming 100W itself, but the power supply efficiency is only 80%, it'll be drawing approx 125W (100 / 0.80) from the wall, whereas if it was 90%, it'd only draw approx 111W (100 / 0.90) from the wall. Higher efficiency = less wasted power. Less wasted power = less heat and lower electrical bill.
     
     
    View the PSU Tier list here: 
     
    This is a giant list of most power supplies ranked by their reliability, build quality, features, etc... The higher the tier the better. I wouldn't recommend anything of D tier or lower. (Which unfortunately my current PSU falls under D tier, though for reasons I don't entirely agree with.)
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    TheKDub reacted to Syfes in YT channel copyright-claimed for using YT audio library song   
    YouTube creator Matt Lowne is a relatively popular Youtuber in the Kerbal Space Program community. Very recently, pretty much all of his channel's video's have received copyright claims by SonyATV, referring to a song he uses in many of his channel's intros.
     
    According to Matt Lowne, this song called "Dreams" was originally listed in the YouTube Audio Library and could be used under creative commons license, but it seems that the rights for this song may have recently been acquired by SonyATV. Following this, it seems that SonyATV has issued corresponding copyright claims for videos on his channel dating back years.
     
     
    https://twitter.com/Matt_Lowne/status/1195373518415945728
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcjVJ3Cznec
     
    I have no knowledge of something similar happening previously, but this could set a concerning precedent? How many other creators may have this song on their videos? What happens when other songs receive the same treatment?
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    TheKDub reacted to Fasauceome in is i5-9600k worth it   
    AMD
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $314.00 @ Shopping Express Motherboard MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.00 @ Centre Com   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $463.00   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-14 15:12 AEDT+1100   Intel
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $334.00 @ Shopping Express CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $58.90 @ Shopping Express Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $198.00 @ Shopping Express   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $590.90   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-14 15:13 AEDT+1100   Have to buy the cooler separate as well as a more expensive motherboard to overclock the CPU and ram, and also the 3600 appears to be cheaper on its own
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    TheKDub reacted to Fasauceome in is i5-9600k worth it   
    Ryzen 5 3600, cheaper for the same gaming performance.
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    TheKDub reacted to TheSLSAMG in Blue Yeti Asking Me Too Break Port   
    It's pretty normal for the industry. Some major keyboard manufacturers require you to cut the cable off if you're RMAing so they can avoid paying the shipping costs. I know for a fact that SteelSeries requires you to break off the left and right mouse buttons if you need a replacement.
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    TheKDub reacted to handymanshandle in EPIC JAILBREAK: Introducing checkm8 (read "checkmate"), a permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit for hundreds of millions of iOS devices.   
    It seems to require physical access to the phone, no?
    Doesn't necessarily seem like it could be exploited for evil from another party unless your phone was literally stolen.
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    TheKDub reacted to Trik'Stari in Greed may kill the Streaming star. (You know, how video killed the radeo star)   
    That's kind of retarded.
     
    And they wonder why Piracy is still a thing.
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    TheKDub reacted to Trik'Stari in Greed may kill the Streaming star. (You know, how video killed the radeo star)   
    I really do not understand WHY companies are so goddamned stubborn in not wanting to allow Ala Carte ordering of entertainment.
     
    Cable and Satellite TV providers refused to do it for the longest time, and apparently the same type of morons have moved to the streaming industry.
     
    WHY? Just let me pay to watch the shows I actually care about. I don't care about your other shows damnit.
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    TheKDub reacted to RejZoR in Sexist Apple Credit Cards   
    Remember how car insurance has been higher for men for years and no one gave a damn. One woman gets lower credit limit and everyone loses their shit...
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    TheKDub reacted to Caroline in Sexist Apple Credit Cards   
    This is so stupid my brain hurts just because of reading it
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