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About HalGameGuru

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    Renaissance Man
  • Birthday 1983-09-23

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    Houston, TX
  • Biography
    Random average dude from Houston, TX. I'm a big guy, good to have in your corner, always willing to lend a helping hand. AnCap/Voluntaryist, Christian, Entrepreneur, Renaissance Man.
  • Occupation
    Owner - On-Site Tech Support and Consulting


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    Ryzen R7 1700X
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    Asrock AB350 Pro4
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    32GB G.Skill Aegis 3000
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    RX 580
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    Cooler Master Elite
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    A Handful of SSDs and HDDs
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    Corsair 650
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    A hodgepodge of 1080p monitors and TVs
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    Hyper 212Evo
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    Cheapo Amazon Mechanical
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    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech USB sound card mated to a SoundBlaster Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. My main concern with this flaw was the supply chain angle. being alone in the room with such a machine at any point in its life compromises it for the rest of its life. thru all the different clients and locations it services
  2. I was excited to see my post headlining WAN show only to hear my name was incorrectly transcribed
  3. I have multiple sources already, the verge is a few rungs lower than whats already linked, in my mind. The release from the security researchers themselves is the big one to read. https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/about/news/unfixable-vulnerability-in-intel-chipsets-threatens-users-and-content-rightsholders/
  4. Security specialists at Positive Technologies claim to have found an unfixable security flaw in Intel CPUs. Specifically in the Converged Security and Management Engine (CSME). They claim that while it is difficult to exploit it is a vulnerability that cannot be patched and can lead to the execution of malicious code and commandeering of the entire PC. The CSME is the built in "hypervisor" on Intel CPUs that initializes the boot up process for the chip as a whole. They claim that the vulnerability is baked into the silicon itself and cannot be patched away. And physical access to the device could result in backdoors that are undetectable and pervasive. Intel believes they have fixed any vulnerabilities that do not require physical access to the machine, but that only maintaining physical security can protect against this vulnerability. This is much harder to exploit than earlier security flaws but could result in compromised security that the end user is never aware of and could even allow access to encrypted data. They claim the latest 10th gen no longer has this problem but time and continued research will tell.
  5. Nobody is making massive sheets, and the other processes require harsh solvents and furnaces. And the point here is having graphene available at a fraction of the price for all the uses of it, from concrete to meta-materials
  6. The key to scalability here is the actual process, the "flash". Even if scalability requires parallel processing rather than larger chambers it could be easily automated and scaled up. I actually had an idea for an automated coal conversion process. You grind coal into coal dust, feed it into tablet presses, feed the tablets into a hopper, tablets go into a revolver style cylinder, the cylinder rotates between the feeder and the electrodes, flash, as the cylinder keeps turning the graphene and gasses are forced out of the chamber with compressed air, cylinder keeps turning to accept another tablet. You could have a dozen chambers in this cylinder to allow time for the heat and gasses to dissipate. it doesn't take long. The interesting thing is that depending on what you are flashing most of the gasses given off are going to be pretty simple, things like water vapor and hydrogen. They talk about capturing the gasses as some raw materials produce a lot of pure nitrogen or oxygen.
  7. This method as in the OP or the later comment? Why would anyone in the market pass up the ability to produce graphene for pennies on the dollar compared to old tech?
  8. If you read the papers they show if you use something carbon rich like coal the purity can be better than 99%, its turbostratic, meaning its easy to separate without solvents, and its showing some of the lowest defect concentrations of any method so far found. And the scalability doesn't necessarily have to revolve around larger batches but parallel processing and automation. Not JUST scalable in production but in separation and processing.
  9. The process is something you could do in your back yard. It will spread
  10. This new process will bring the cost down to hundreds of dollars per ton. The 200k per ton is going to go the way of the dodo
  11. A Rice University grad student has discovered a new process for creating graphene. Flash Graphene uses almost any carbon based matter, placed between two electrodes, flashed to over 3000 degrees kelvin, to create graphene and bleed off most other elements as gasses in microseconds. The process promises to allow the production of graphene, that currently costs up to $200,000 per ton, to drop to a couple hundred per ton primarily in electricity costs. The raw materials can be primarily waste. Biological waste, plastics, papers, etc. Almost anything carbon based can be processed this way to produce graphene. The graphene produced using this method is also far purer than many other methods, requires no massive investments of energy or dangerous chemicals, and is far easier to utilise in practical applications On top of the advancements in high tech and new tech applications it can also help in some surprising low tech applications With affordable sourcing of graphene we could see a lot more research into practical applications and all those oft touted future energy sources and stores could actually be commercially feasible now that graphene can be produced for what amounts to pennies worth of electricity and garbage. EDIT: One proposed use for this process is to shunt coal production from being burned for electricty production to being flashed for graphene production. Re-sequestering the carbon in a form that can be used in a plethora of high tech, and low tech, applications. Like cement, batteries, advanced meta-materials, etc.
  12. Currently. This could completely change how the backhaul is handled. Better backhaul means better service for us plebs
  13. Except you have to run cable. Microwave was beamed. Apparently its still used for cellular towers and such as backhaul. really interesting home internet option though
  14. I still don't get why they stopped with microwave. We had it here for a while, super fast, super long range.