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  1. Captain Chaos

    Assange arrested

    EDIT : Here's the full indictment of what they are currently charging him with : https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/press-release/file/1153481/download Basically the charge is "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion", although that may change once he arrives in the US. The fact that he is not a US citizen and wasn't on US soil when committing these crimes doesn't matter to the US, all that matters is that they are the victims of said crimes. At least that's their reasoning.
  2. Captain Chaos

    Assange arrested

    I don't have to be closed in a building for that.
  3. Captain Chaos

    Assange arrested

    Looks like he was indeed arrested at the request of the US with the intention of extraditing him. http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-arrest-of-julian-assange-365565 OP edited.
  4. Captain Chaos

    Assange arrested

    Australia Oh and he has dual citizenship IIRC. Australia and Equador (since 2017).
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    Assange arrested

    I wouldn't go that far. I personally don't like the guy's attitude and some of the stuff Wikileaks has done was outright reckless. However Wikileaks did uncover some serious war crimes that the US government tried to sweep under the rug. He also managed to get Snowden out of Hongkong whilst being stuck in the embassy himself.
  6. Welp, Assange has been arrested ...

    1. lewdicrous


      Not really surprising

  7. That's all kinds of messed up. I could understand if it would be automated requests based on trigger words, but with several agencies involved that seems unlikely.
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    I'm impatient as fuck

    5x the endurance is an irrelevant number for consumers, and most likely incorrect too. Irrelevant because most people tend to write less than 10GB/day to their drives. At that rate modern SSDs will outlive their owners. Incorrect because Intel drives tend to pull the trigger on themselves once Intel's own monitoring software decides that it doesn't trust the NAND anymore. Samsung just keeps error correcting and moving data around to avoid bad blocks. In 2015 Techreport did an endurance test on several SSDs. The 250GB Intel 355 bricked itself after 700TB, the 250GB 840PRO in the same experiment lasted 2.4 PETAbytes. So the only advantage would be the 4K speeds. But as I said the endurance is irrelevant, so you couldn't have gone wrong with either drive. Anyway, as for waiting : Seeing as the package comes from outside the EU, I wouldn't be surprised if it will be stuck in Customs for a couple of days once it enters Portugal (Customs checks typically happen when a package enters the country of destination).
  9. My main rig has dual boot but is almost exclusively on Windows 7 for now. The secondary rig is currently running Mint and I've set aside plenty of time this summer to experiment with distros, desktop environments and alternatives for the Windows-only software that I regularly use on the main rig. Once I've decided on everything I will switch the main rig over. The laptop has been on Mint for years now. Never had to look for a driver, never had any issues with it either. I do plan to keep a Windows 7 install or VM, just in case I ever really need to use Windows for some reason. But I will not be connecting that one to the internet.
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    Microsoft Should be VERY Afraid of Linux Gaming

    Because you want a system that doesn't go FUBAR every other Patch Tuesday? Or because you want something that runs on older or low-end hardware? Or because you are fed up with constantly having to set up everything how you want it, only to have Microsoft change the settings with every update and reinstall stuff that you really don't want? on topic : if this is the kind of videos that we get whenever Linus is not around, I'd suggest firing Linus instead of Jake.
  11. Captain Chaos

    Show off your latest purchase!

    Klipsch R-41PM speakers + Klipsch R-8SW subwoofer. Bit of an upgrade from my Bose Companion 5 speakers. I wanted to go 1 step up for both the speakers and the sub (R-51PM and R-10SW), but I got a killer deal on this particular combo that I couldn't get on the larger ones. Can't comment on the sound quality yet, the speakers still need to be broken in and I currently have an ear infection so everything sounds muffled. Oh, and I can't hook up the sub yet because neither the speakers or the sub came with the cable that connects them. Also on order : I'm not going to be properly cable managing these speakers for now (or removing the Bose ones from my desk, for that matter). I'll probably get me one of those electric sit-stand desks in the next couple of weeks. Not going to waste 20 minutes messing with cable management now only to take it all apart again in a couple of weeks. I'll probably post new pics of my complete setup once everything is here and set up properly.
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    Cable Management?

    You could always look for a cable management box (also referred to as "cable cubby" sometimes). Try to route all your cables downwards cleanly, then you can tuck the excess lengths in the box. I posted 2 pics of white ones, but you can get them in all colours to suit your interior.
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    Does this mobo allow any OC on non-k sb?

    The i7-2600 will indeed go to 4.2 on stock voltage. As for overclocking on P67 motherboards, I only have experience with the Gigabyte P67A-UD3 and had no issues overclocking on that one.
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    Or if you are president of the "more money than brains" club and want peace and quiet. My WD Reds are 3.5 years old now, so they're out of warranty. Given the usual 5 year lifespan of HDDs, I expect the first one to fail in 1.5 - 2 years. If the prices for those 4TB SSDs remain the same or drop even more, I probably won't replace the Reds with HDDs anymore.
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    After updating my SSD is in a frozen state.

    Did a bit of googling (actually Duckduckgo-ing) on this. Looks like "frozen state" is a security feature to prevent the drive from being altered or taken over by unwanted applications/people. SSDs usually are in a frozen state, but they will open up when needed. Seems like yours either doesn't, or the UEFI is sending the wrong signals. A common solution seems to be to unplug the SSD's power and data cables while the PC is on, then plugging it back in 3-5 seconds later. That being said, every similar problem I found had to do with secure erase problems, not with driver updates. Are all your UEFI settings correct? Whatever update you did may have switched your UEFI's drive settings from AHCI to RAID mode or vice versa. So reset it to optimized defaults and/or go through the whole lot manually.
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    Endurance may not matter much depending on your usage. As for the price, it can add up quickly. In my NAS I'm currently using eight 4TB WD Reds (in RAIDZ2) for my movies, series etc. In my use case, data is only written to the drives once and from then on it's only being read. That's perfect for an SSD. The 4TB 860 QVO currently sells for 499€ here, so if I were to upgrade to those my total cost would be 3992€. The 4TB 860 EVO is 629€ at the same shop, so for 8 of those I'd pay 5032€. That's 1040€ more and it will make no difference whatsoever in terms of reliability. The only thing I get for all that money is 2 more years of warranty (5 vs 3). With the price difference I can literally buy 2 spare drives, just in case one dies outside of warranty.
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    Wiping Drives

    The Windows installer will format the OS drive before it copies files over. Even if the virus' files are still on there and aren't overwritten during the install, the virus itself will not be able to reinfect your PC. Seeing as you mention having multiple drives inside the PC : I'd suggest disconnecting your other drives during the installation of Windows. The Windows installer has this nasty habit of putting the bootloader on another drive than the OS, which means that if you ever replace/upgrade that HDD your Windows install will not boot anymore. Simply disconnect the power or SATA cables of your other drives and plug them back in after Windows has been installed.
  18. I have two 16-month-old Predators (same model as yours) with very close serial numbers (bought both at Caseking at the same time) and I too am noticing a slight difference in color at identical settings. It's nowhere near as bad as yours though. I'm running stock settings, except for having my brightness at 0 (I'm overly sensitive to light) I think these monitors just aren't calibrated at all. If yours are from a different production run, that could explain the difference. I'd suggest either getting them calibrated or start sending back screens until you get a near-matching pair.
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    How to breathe

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    Don't forget
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    "defaultuser100000" folder found in /Users

    I'd go ahead and delete it. Make sure you have a backup of your data, just in case.
  22. Captain Chaos

    What song are you listening to right now.

    25 years already ... R.I.P. Kurt
  23. Captain Chaos

    can a dusty pc cause motherboard spark on startup?

    It's possible, but you'll need a lot of dust. Was it worse than this one?
  24. Captain Chaos

    737 Max 8.... I can't help but feel

    I figured it was time to revive this one. Apparently the Ethiopian Ministry of Transport finished their investigation and released their preliminary report. The plane was in good condition and the pilots had all the licenses and training that were required to fly the B-737 Max 8. According to the flight recorders the plane started to pitch down shortly after takeoff. The crew followed all the procedures that Boeing recommended for this situation, but were unable to regain control of the plane. They then deviated from the procedures by reactivating MCAS, but that didn't help either. So yeah, it looks like there's an issue with the B-737 Max 8 itself. Grounding all of them is the right thing to do, at least until there have been extensive tests to verify that the problems have been solved.