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TheKDub

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    TheKDub reacted to mr moose in Grounding outlet   
    Surely that is not legal?  where do you live?
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    TheKDub reacted to mr moose in Grounding outlet   
    I suggest you get an electrician to earth that socket.  Without the ground there any safety switches you have are useless.
     
    if that is not an option can you run an extension lead from a good socket and just avoid the dodgy one?
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    TheKDub reacted to WereCatf in Adding more cores doesnt improve performance-intel exec   
    I think the quote “For gaming, 8-cores is the optimal spot for performance scaling in modern PC gaming,” is the most telling and actually counters his own claims: it was still just last year that Intel was saying that 4 cores is enough for games and POOF -- a year later the sweet spot is double that? Yeah, it just goes to show that increases in core-count will be taken advantage of and rather quickly, too.
     
    Sure, 8 cores could certainly be the sweet spot now, but take, say, 4-5 years from now? It could well be that there are games that can use all 16 cores. Pushing for more cores lets devs go wild, it adds headroom for them to play with.
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    TheKDub reacted to parthm in Adding more cores doesnt improve performance-intel exec   
    source:
    https://www.techquila.co.in/cores-doesnt-improve-performance-intel-executive-amd/
     
    According to the article posted on Techquila, Ryan Shrout (Intels chief performance strategist) says on medium that adding cores doesnt improve performance before amds new launches. the article basically bashes his statements.he didn't even test an AMD CPU just tested gaming at different core counts.
    according to ryan 8 cores is the seet spot and any more cores wont help in gaming.
    the testing methodology is itself flawed.
    is this really what independent journalism should be like? the core count opinion sounds dated.
    he also said
    while this is true intel itslef is increasing their own core counts so these statements seem idiotic.why would they make such stupid statements?
    statements like these reduce intels rep.
    there are articles on the same from 1 or 2 more sources.
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    TheKDub reacted to PineyCreek in Apple Flexing Monopolistic Muscles, Sues Indepent Researchers   
    Most organizations and businesses I know of named after fruits can be troublesome.  Except Tomato...that's a pretty good alternative router binary firmware for Broadcom-based items.
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    TheKDub reacted to Suika in Apple Flexing Monopolistic Muscles, Sues Indepent Researchers   
    (link to story)
    How do you innovate in a market completely dominated by yourself? By stealing from someone and then crushing them with a lawsuit, of course.
     
    Everybody's favorite iPhone maker, Apple, is making some serious moves in the security research field by asserting that they can and will steal from you. This has been in the news for a couple months now but is really starting to get juicy with information as Corellium starts to plead their case.
    So in short, Corellium has managed to create a virtual iOS to make it significantly easier for security researchers to poke and prod at iOS without fear of breaking a physical device. Not only is this virtual iOS useful for researchers, it's useful for Apple themselves. Actually, it was so useful to Apple themselves, Corellium alleges that Apple actively encouraged their product, had intimate knowledge of the product, and told Corellium that it could have a big impact. Apple appeared to be quite excited by the product and wanted to buy the whole company, even. Well, about a year and a half after considering an acquisition, Apple decided to sue Corellium for infringing their IPs.
     
    Oh, and, not only did Apple decide to sue Corellium, Apple currently owes Corellium $300,000 for bugs that they had submitted through Apple's bug bounty program. The story so far seems to be that Corellium had submitted those bugs some time back, but figured everything was fine when they didn't get paid right away due to how friendly talks with Apple had been. It seems that Apple didn't get their way, so they just decided to sue Corellium into non-existence instead.
     
    Here's a good tweet to summarize the situation.
     
    (For those who can't view tweets)


     
    Well, if you wanted a legitimate reason to dislike Apple, here you go. This is a really abusive move from Apple to try and take absolute control of an industry and all their lawsuit has done has made them look incredibly bad.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from KnightSirius in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    It's not the LTT "Stealth" Hoodie, it's just one with a vaguely similar design.
     
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Walmart one uses trash materials and is poor quality in general compared to the LTT hoodie.
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    TheKDub reacted to Drak3 in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    Generic design is generic.
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    TheKDub reacted to Twilight in One note to rule them all - Office onenote UWP and 2016 to merge   
    ok so they merged two different versions of the same app? 
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    TheKDub reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Most accurate way to determine wattage pulled for a UPS   
    Just saying, laser printers can pull a lot of power, so Id probably try to keep that off a ups.
     
    Easy way is to get a kill a watt meter, or something to measure usage, or just look up specs on devices.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from Animal901 in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    It's not the LTT "Stealth" Hoodie, it's just one with a vaguely similar design.
     
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Walmart one uses trash materials and is poor quality in general compared to the LTT hoodie.
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    TheKDub reacted to RuffRuffmcgruff in Work hard, play hard: Micrsoft reports 40% increased productivity after decreased workding days   
    I'd totally be up for this, long gone are the days of Factories dictating the working week. The world of work has changed since the 1800s!
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    TheKDub reacted to williamcll in Work hard, play hard: Micrsoft reports 40% increased productivity after decreased workding days   
    For the past quarter Microsoft in Japan has tested a new working day schedule where Friday is also a holiday, and so far it has been working above expectations, decreasing costs and increasing productivity.
    Source:https://news.microsoft.com/ja-jp/2019/04/22/20190422-ms-worklifechoice2019/
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/04/microsoft-japan-4-day-work-week-experiment-sees-productivity-jump-40percent.html
    https://mashable.com/article/microsoft-japan-4-day-work-week-trial-3-day-weekend/
    Thoughts: In a country where people are known to overwork themsevles to death and a good load of fiction revolves around escapism, this is a great direction for any enterprises to look towards to. More corporations should implement this system, though I doubt it would work on every industry.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from aSpoink in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    It's not the LTT "Stealth" Hoodie, it's just one with a vaguely similar design.
     
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Walmart one uses trash materials and is poor quality in general compared to the LTT hoodie.
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    TheKDub got a reaction from YohanSeals in Which is better streaming platform? Facebook or YouTube   
    I'd imagine YouTube would be better by quite a bit.
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    TheKDub reacted to Skiiwee29 in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    Similar, but no where near the same. Different pockets, completely different colors.. yes I know its black and grey, but look no where near identical... wrist cuffs are different.. while the chest area is similar, IMO its the only part thats similar. 
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    TheKDub reacted to minibois in Walmart selling Stealth hoodies   
    It's a similar design - but come on.. It's a gray hoodie with some gray shape on it..
    Hmm.. Must resist urge to make a joke about being a nerd and being invisible to the opposite gender...
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    TheKDub reacted to DrMacintosh in sorry i dont know where to ask this does computer repair need math   
    University is going to tell you you need math. That’s what University does, they fill your head with cr*p you don’t need because the professors there have never had a real job in their life and the University wants money. 
     
    If all you want to do is computer repair, you’re going to be better off just going right into the workforce. You can check out Louis Rossmann on YouTube to see what advice he has on getting into the industry. You absolutely do not need a formal education. 
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    TheKDub reacted to GoodBytes in sorry i dont know where to ask this does computer repair need math   
    You need math, more for the logic side of math. In order to really better understand circuitry and chips, you need to understand the logic side of things. So, AND, OR, XOR, etc. so that you can follow schematics.
     
    Remember that University is there to train you to be a Researcher, not the work field. If you want work field training, then you need to go a technical school. The university doesn't see you as a "some dude that fixes computer", but rather "a person who can design circuits and chips"... an electric / computer engineer. Now, maybe your university has a technical program... that is possible, I don't know what you are looking at as you are super vague.
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    TheKDub reacted to Deli in When will AMD fix their RX 5700/5700 XT drivers?   
    May be I'm lucky. I have 5700XT for about a month. Except when I first installed the card and driver, did had a few black screens. The card has been working flawlessly since. No shutter, no low FPS as others reports. On the other hand, I only run one monitor. Play mostly F1, Dirty Rally, Assassins Creed, that kind of games.
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    TheKDub reacted to NumLock21 in Will my toe nail going to heal or grow a new one?   
    It will grow out, but it takes time tho.
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    TheKDub reacted to handymanshandle in Will my toe nail going to heal or grow a new one?   
    Could you please, for the fucking love of god, put the image in a spoiler?
    More on-topic, you might wanna see a doctor about it, but generally speaking, toenails will grow back.
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    TheKDub reacted to parthm in Asus rolls out android 10 update. Asus is taking mobile seriously.   
    source:
    https://www.xda-developers.com/asus-zenfone-6-android-10-update/
     
    let me start by saying im currently using the asus 6z/zenfone 6 and im a happy user.
     
    asus has been doing some great work in the mobile sector recently with the asus zenfone 6, rog phone 2.
    the hardware is simply amazing.
    software side
    theres an android beta program running for a while now and asus has finally started rolling out the official ota.
    they not only released the sources but also provided phones to popular devs like arnova for gcam support.
    theres custom roms available and they're timely with their updates. my android security never went more than 2 months old.
     
    the phone has been good with the camera(good enough),hw,software and let me just say this about the battery
    the phone gives 2 day battery life
    12 hrs sot
    2 days single 4g volte sim standby
     
     
    sales
    i dont have any official figures but when the rog phone went on sale it went out of stock in both india and china. 
    do you think asus can pull this off successfully under such a competitive market if they continue like this?

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    TheKDub reacted to TetraSky in How can the towel get dirty?   
    Humidity from the shower + the fact that it takes a while for the towel to fully dry off, you have the perfect environment for bacterial growth that can happen, especially if you shit in the same room.
    That along with pretty much everything else that was said, dead skin cell, oils, sweat, etc etc... Even if you fully clean yourself with soap, your body keeps producing more.
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    TheKDub reacted to TempestCatto in How can the towel get dirty?   
    Don't wipe your ass with it!
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