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Eric The Tech Guru

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  1. Tickets aren't finalized yet, even prices and ticket tiers haven't been worked out between LMG and Dreamhack. It probably won't be until February for ticket prices to be announced, keep tuning into WAN show for news and watch the LTX blog on the LTX website.


  2. 9 hours ago, Master Disaster said:

    There's a theory this is exactly what he wanted to happen.

     

    Elon shouts about taking Tesla private, something he cannot afford to do alone

    Elon gets in trouble, fined and removed as CEO

    Tesla stock prices plummet

    Elon buys them all back at much reduced rate

    Tesla is private again and Elon can be CEO again

    Elon is still CEO just no Chairman of the board. He doesn't get to direct the company as much but he gets to decide how to execute on the board's direction.


  3. 8 minutes ago, imreloadin said:

    Meanwhile the SEC didn't do jack shit to Equifax for their huge data breach and they only issued a 5 million dollar fine to their executive who was CONVICTED of insider trading...whereas Musk gets a 20 million dollar fine, Tesla gets a 20 million dollar fine as well , AND he is forced to take a 3 year hiatus all for sending a tweet. A tweet that he didn't actually do anything with, it's not like he cashed out all his stock before he made the tweet either.

    Even in the Tesla case it's a very minor punishment with no admission of guilt on Musk or Tesla's side.

    Musk remains the CEO, he just loses some of the decision making powers he probably shouldn't have had in the first place.

     

    A slap on the wrist or even less than that.

     

    Equifax is worth like around $16 Billion, it also doesn't have any other serious competitors besides TransUnion and if the SEC did anything to seriously hurt Equifax, it would turn the credit market into a virtual monopoly.


  4. 3 minutes ago, Ross Siggers said:

    There are two shocking things here. One, that they actually made it stick, I don't think many people saw that coming...

     

    Two, are Tesla really the second biggest car manufacturer in the US? I find that hard to believe even after the big three needed bailing a few years back

    Yeah, Tesla is right behind GM in market cap, second largest US based and US owned auto manufacturer.


  5. Just now, Brooksie359 said:

    Was not expecting this. Damn I thought there wouldn't be hard enough evidence to prove anything. 

    The funniest part was if he had set the price to $419 they probably would have let him off the hook. The markup of 20% from TSLA's closing price the day before he tweeted (which he said was his reason for the pricing tweet) would have been $419 by the SEC's calculations but he bumped it to 420 for the meme.


  6. Source:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-29/elon-musk-and-sec-reach-settlement-on-fraud-charges

     

    Main Content:
     

    Quote

    Musk gets to keep his job as CEO but must resign within 45 days as chairman for three years, according to a statement released by Saturday by the regulator.

     

    He’ll also have to pay a $20 million fine and have Tesla appoint two new independent directors. Tesla will pay another $20 million.

     

    My take:

    I think Tesla as a company will be fine and Elon will get some well needed rest from the crazy stuff he's been doing. He'll still have SpaceX and Boring Company so he won't get bored but I'm glad the SEC is taking steps to ensure the second largest car manufacturer in the US is under stable guidance and isn't crossing legal boundaries for memes...

    I'm getting ready to buy some TSLA when it is on sale on Monday, but that's just me...

    Because people are confused:
    Elon remains CEO of Tesla, but is losing his title of Chairman

     

    The Chairman of the Board of a company makes decisions regarding the direction the company is headed.

    They "steer the ship" so to speak.


    The CEO executes plans and handles operation of a company.
    The CEO's job is to be guided by the board and execute their will in practical terms in the company.

     

    Elon loses his big picture direction and decision making unilateral power, but he can still give feedback and persuade the board to do things he believes in.

    He also still handles operations of the company and many administrative tasks for Tesla.


    Additional Links:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/29/teslas-elon-musk-settles-with-sec-paying-million-fine-resigning-board-chairman
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/29/elon-musk-tesla-40m-sec-case-tweets

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-musk-pay-40-mln-213220846.html

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-can-remain-tesla-ceo-but-must-step-down-as-chairman-in-sec-settlement-1538257394

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/business/tesla-musk-sec-settlement.html


  7. 15 hours ago, yathis said:

    Yes, its easy to make if you have a sewing machine and time. Instead of $100 or whatever outrageous amount of loonies Linus wants for his hoodie, you could make one yourself for $20, with the gold logo and all.

    Sure, you can make anything with a sewing machine and time but for me to do that it'd take like 10+ hours cause I have no idea how to sew and $100 is worth less than 10 hours of my time plus the end result is great and the cost supports LMG. They don't get all the money from it, G8 brand is the company that makes the hoodies and they set the prices.


  8. On 4/16/2017 at 2:30 AM, yathis said:

    Just make your own

    The WAN show hoodie is not your average hoodie, It's got a ton of hidden pockets and routing for cables, built in gloves, thumb holes in the sleeves, all sorts of cool stuff. The wan logo is just a added bonus :)


  9. Just now, yathis said:

    Yes no old farts, or middle aged 40+

    How olds Linus? 32ish

    Who is the next oldest dude in the Linus lineup?

    Could very well be age discrimination, with lots of people out of work.

    Linus is 30, the company is really young and makes sense mostly to younger people.

     

    Having YouTube as a job isn't something a lot of older people would apply to, especially if they're targeting people who will work for less to gain experience.


  10. 3 minutes ago, yathis said:

    I am sure Linus is not spending that kind of money on a new hire.

    Probably put up with a less skilled worker for half that.

    This too.

     

    LMG seems to pull in people in school or right out of school or pull them from school.


  11. 1 minute ago, Nicholatian said:

    Also, that average wage for a Software Engineer is appalling considering the qualifications required. Following the quarter-rent rule I would have enough to rent a low-end studio apartment in the Research Triangle… good luck supporting a family on that kind of pay.

    This


  12. 1 minute ago, Minorika said:

    Ok and which one should i get?

    It has to be for european outlets.

    Here,s the thing: i had my pc, monitor, printer, and my router plugged in the same power strip for over a month without trouble. I don,t think its too much power draw, but my PSU is a little over a year old now so it could be that. But as of right now my system is stable again. Should i get a UPS and new PSU? I would need to wait about 2 weeks until i have enough money.

    I would try using a different power strip and seeing if you have similar issues, if you do, try an different PSU, if you still have issues, try a UPS, if the UPS doesn't work, return it and try a new PSU.


  13. On 3/22/2017 at 6:43 PM, Minorika said:

    I think that i tripped a breaker when i started my pc just a couple of minutes ago.

    I was tired and put my pc to sleep mode and slept for about 2 hours after which i turned it on again and the breaker immediately tripped.

    Could it be from my pc,s PSU?

    I also noticed that the little green LED from my surge protector power strip is not glowing anymore.

    Could the PSU have done that to?

     

    My PSU is a Rhombutech 500w with 164 amazon.de reviews totaling 4 stars.

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00O0UFD5I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    How many things do you have plugged into the power strip?

     

    If you're drawing too much power from one power socket you can trip the breaker that way.

     

    Make sure you're not trying to pull a ton of watts from a single wall outlet.


  14. 9 minutes ago, CharminUltraStrong said:

    I left the house for two days with my phone there(because I'd forgotten it) I came back and the wifi wouldn't connect whatsoever. I've contacted their support, it's very quick but now that they've escalated the case it's taking longer for them to respond.

    What version and type of authentication do you have on your network? WPA2/PSK? 

     

    Give us some more details like frequency (2.4GHz or 5GHz), WiFi Channel, and/or any other details you can think of.


  15. Just now, Eric The Tech Guru said:

    The BIOS version you want to have on your Motherboard is version F20 or above.

     

    You can find it here - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5497#bios

     

    That being said, check power supply cables, make sure you have the 20+4 pin connecter and the 12V rail connected to the motherboard.

     

    Do the fans spin up? Does the monitor light up at all when it first powers up?

    That being said, I'd recommend physically troubleshooting before doing any bios changes.


  16. 1 minute ago, jakon72 said:

    Tried both, neither worked.

    The BIOS version you want to have on your Motherboard is version F20 or above.

     

    You can find it here - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5497#bios

     

    That being said, check power supply cables, make sure you have the 20+4 pin connecter and the 12V rail connected to the motherboard.

     

    Do the fans spin up? Does the monitor light up at all when it first powers up?


  17. 9 minutes ago, jakon72 said:

    My friend and I both just bought i7 7700K's for our new builds and we're both having the same problem. The computer turns on and lights for GPU, H100i, and Z170 Gaming 3 mobo turn on but neither of us can get our displays to work properly... I've seen some talk about the 7700K not working properly with Z170 series boards, could this be what's causing our no signal issue? I also had an issue where the computer would boot, wait a few seconds then do these long beeps. So I did the logical thing and started trouble shooting the RAM, I found that when I used slot 1, and 3 I would get the beeps. I put the RAM in the 2 slots closest to the CPU, booted and had no beeps. This is when I encountered the no signal on either of my monitors issue.

     

    My H100i, PSU, GPU, HDD and SSD's are all from my previous pc so I know they work.

     

    My specs:

    Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 3

    Intel i7 7700K

    16GB DDR4 2400Mhz Corsair Vengeance

    1TB HDD

    120GB SSD

    240GB SSD

    MSI GTX 980 Twin Frozr

    CM 600W PSU

    Make sure you've plugged your monitor into your GTX 980, not your Motherboard.

     

    It seems like something that's hard to mess up but you'd be surprised what happens when you're excited about a new build.


  18. On 3/13/2016 at 9:14 AM, scottyseng said:

     

    The Blacks, Blues, and Greens (Well, they're Blue now) have a issue where if the drive runs into a error, it tries to fix it. In the time it spends trying to fix it, it makes it look like the drive isn't responding...so the RAID controller will kick it off the array. If you have RAID0, that's instant death of the array.

     

    The Red, Red Pros, and all of the enterprise drives have special RAID ready firmware that pretty much gives up on the error (and reports it) if it can't fix it in time.

     

    Yeah, RAID0 would give a speed boost, but I'd heavily push you towards buying a small SSD first. You'll really notice the speed gains then. You also won't have to deal with the RAID controller slowing down your boot time.

    I believe this is only true when running a hardware RAID with a dedicated RAID controller. If you use a software RAID in windows or in something like MDADM on Linux, you don't have this issue.


  19. 4 hours ago, creativecasemod420 said:

    can anyone give me some advice on which ssd to run on a msi b150i? I have a m.2 just looking to have the fastest ssd model out as of 2016. also looking for the 2016 graphic cards but haven't found any and being new to pc gamer I am finding it hard to find anything at all and almost nothing on youtube for the information I am looking at. ive never even built a pc before till last nite and now after 4 months of learning im questioning the build. especially since I was so tired I ordered the wrong case ,not wanting to pay return shipping I went forward with the build and feel completely dissatisfied with it. hopefully performance is or will be good , I was overwhelmed on graphic cards alone.

    Generally the best M.2 SSD's out there right now are the Samsung 950 Pro series. I've got a 512GB 950 Pro series in my Asus Maximus VIII Gene, and it does the job very well.

    The actual read speeds for me are in the 2300-2500 MB/s neighborhood.

    Writes aren't performing well for me for some reason, but I've got to work that out myself :P

     


  20. So I've posted before but I've kinda made a bunch of revisions to my server.

     

    Hardware

    CASE: Fractal Design Define R5 (windowless)

    PSU: Corsair RM650

    MB: Asus M5A78L-M

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

    HS: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

    RAM: 24GB DDR3 1600MHz

    OS SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

    HDD: 6 x 4TB Western Digital Caviar Red

     

    Software and Configuration:

    OS is Ubunbu Linux 15.10:

    KJ4.png

    Using Zsh as my shell with 'norm' theme.

    Drives are configured in RAID 10 using MDADM, 12TB:

    KJJ.png

     

    Usage:

    Backup and media storage for household. Running Plex Media Server on the server as well, using the 8 cores for transcoding media for everyone in the household.

    Data usage:

    KJy.png

    Backup:

    No offsite or onsite backups, running only redundancy.

    Primary desktop documents do have Backblaze backup running continuously though.

     

    I can add photos of the actual system in a bit once I open it up again.

     

    Thanks!

    - Eric

     

    EDIT 1 - Performance Photos:

    KJt.png

    No Zsh here because root user and not my normal user.

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