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Captain Chaos

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    Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.2GHz (it can do 4.6, but I don't want to push it just yet)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99A Gaming 7
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    32GB (4x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4-2666
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    MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X 11G
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5, windowless
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    Samsung 960PRO 512GB + Samsung 950PRO 256GB + Samsung 840EVO 1TB (+ 21TB NAS)
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    Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W
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    2x Acer Predator XB271HU (27" 1440p 165Hz IPS)
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    BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, 3x Noctua NF-A14 PWM Chromax 140mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K740 illuminated
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    Logitech G700s + Logitech M570 Trackman
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5
  • Operating System
    Linux Mint 18.3 MATE + Windows 7 Ultimate

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  1. It's a good thing that @Dabombinable quoted that, because I normally don't read anything to the right of your avatar anymore. Thanks for the laugh, I needed that. Now let's look at some modern iPhones, shall we? - iPhone 6 (and 6+, and 6s etc etc) : Bad design and material choice made the phones prone to bending. Those that didn't permanently bend still flexed to the point that chips on the motherboard eventually came loose, resulting in what is now known as "touch disease". Assuming your iPhone 6 hasn't suffered from that yet, it's throttled down by now to compensate for Apple's refusal to put decent batteries in their phones. So those who still use an iPhone 6 either have to buy a new battery (and hope that the installation doesn't trigger touch disease) or live with an unbearably slow phone. Many have already "upgraded" because of this. - iPhone 7 (and 7+, 7s etc) : This time the phones started boot looping as the audio chip would come loose. That chip is in the exact same position as the chip controlling the touchscreen in the 6 series. This is caused yet again by flexing of the body, the exact same flaw that caused touch disease on the previous generation! How fucking stupid do you have to be to make a phone that has a major structural flaw and then release the next generation without properly tackling the problem? This generation is also affected by the battery throttling thing, so owners by now either have to get a new battery, a new phone or live with one that's throttled down. - iPhone 8 and X : The batteries are so small that these phones are going through charge cycles like crazy. As of iOS 12.1, people who used their phones intensively are already being throttled due to this. Of course they can now disable that, but that still doesn't change the fact that Apple keeps putting crap batteries in their phones. To get 10 years out of that, you'll need to replace the battery probably 3 or 4 times, assuming no other major problems surface in the near future. Seriously, it's been a long time since Apple made a good phone. Apart from perhaps the SE, I can't think of a single iPhone released in the past 5 years that didn't turn out to be complete garbage with major design flaws and planned obsolescence which practically forces you to "upgrade" every 2-3 years. The only way you'll get to use a modern iPhone 10 years after you purchased it, is by setting it up on day 1, turning it off again and putting it back in the box for the next 9 years and 364 days. As for your comment about the XR ... I guess that depends on your definition of "edge to edge". The glass may come close to the edge, but the screen definitely doesn't. Thanks to the enormous bezels all around, the XR only has a 79% screen to body ratio. The Galaxy S8, which is around a year and a half older, has around 84% even with a chin and a full top section (so no notch to mess up your movie/gaming experience).
  2. Captain Chaos

    is windows 7 professional really the best windows?

    This is going to be worse. Much worse. Back when XP went EoL, people had been moving to Win7 at a steady pace. That kind of move simply isn't happening now. According to NetMarketShare Win10 is only now about to overtake Win7. To put that into perspective: a year before XP went EoL, Win7 already had a 44% market share while XP had a 38% market share. And that was done without a year of free upgrades to boost the initial numbers. I wouldn't be surprised if MS finds themselves having to do another year of free upgrades in 2020 or having to extend support for Win7 for a couple more years because there's simply too many machines still running it.
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    Microsoft caught trying to shove ADs into Windows 10's Mail App

    Wouldn't it be better if they first focused on actually making Windows work properly? Can't update Win10 for shit (seriously, how many times have they messed up 1809 by now?), but this garbage makes it out just fine. I guess this shows where their priorities are ...
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    Not able to register on LTT forum with PIA enabled

    Could be worse. You should check the "LTT Official" section. Almost every single thread there is spam for some electronics product, all started by the same couple of spammers.
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    Are SSDs getting WORSE??

    I'll wait for Luke to start blinking S.O.S. during the WAN show then.
  6. Captain Chaos

    Are SSDs getting WORSE??

    That's the kind of testing that Luke used to do for a while. Stuff like this would be right up his alley. Looking at the "videos" tab on the LTT Youtube channel, In the past 2 months ALL that I see is basically advertisements, sponsored reviews and the occasional funny/foolish stuff (like the DIY Lithium battery, and even that one is basically a product review). But really informative videos that were made for that exact purpose? That's a loooooong time ago. Nowadays it's a tiny bit of info here and there buried somewhere in a 10-15 minute advertisement. Ignoring the gaming on Linux stuff and the iMac Pro debacle due to them being too niche, the first properly informative video I find is "Is Your Gaming Rig Being Bottlenecked?" That's August 5th. The next one I see is the conclusion of the airflow experiment. That's February 27th. I still watch the occasional LTT video (1-2 vids per week) and will always watch the WAN show (usually live). But 3-4 years ago I used to watch almost every single video they released. Maybe it's also because I'm not getting any younger while LMG is clearly targeting an audience that is. You can't please everyone, I'm well aware of that. The clickbait was a real turn-off and I did voice my opinion loud and clear on that BITD, so I'll not bring all that up again. However I will point out that it's only getting worse with these outright misleading titles. EDIT : looking at the Videos page, I see that the title of this video has changed to "How SSD Technology Keeps Getting WORSE! - Intel 660p". That's a lot better. Personally I'd go with "Does new SSD Technology really affect performance? - Intel 660p", but that's just me.
  7. No idea where to find period specs on pre-war cars, I was actually referring to modern ones : I'll take the Renault Kangoo as a French example. https://www.renault.com.au/vehicles/commercial/kangoo/kangoo/features-specifications I'd love to include Volvo, but they work with e-brochures that they send to your mail address. On to the Netherlands then. Donkervoort also lists dimensions in mm http://www.donkervoort.com/en/cars/donkervoort-d8-gto-40/ The UK, taking the F-type as an example. https://www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/f-type/specifications/index.html etc etc.
  8. Captain Chaos

    German keyboard to English?

    Yes, if you change the language in the settings the OS will think it's an English keyboard.
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    German keyboard to English?

    You won't be able to swap the keys over. Firstly you'll break them, secondly the uppercase vs lowercase symbols and special characters may not be on the same key in the different layouts. You'll have to replace the entire keyboard, which on a Macbook is a costly part that on some models (for example the generation where the keys stop working after a couple of months) is riveted to the palmrest in 50 or so places.
  10. In Europe dimensions of cars and motorcycles usually are also listed in mm in the spec sheets.
  11. It's more fun when you're in Europe. The signs usually only have numbers here and my speedometer has a MPH scale, so as long as I don't go more than 1.6 times the speed limit I always argue that I wasn't speeding. The judge last time didn't think it was funny though. Anyway ...
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    How much are Youtubers' PCs actually worth?

    If the Winnie the Pooh cartoons taught me anything, it's that bears love honey. They're probably digging a tunnel right now ...
  13. Captain Chaos

    Windows 10 Pro Licenses Are Being Downgraded To Home

    Easy solution: Block Windows 10 users whenever they try to access the forum.
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