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  1. Tbh the only thing that stops me from completely switching to Apple Music is their mediocre Android app and that awful iTunes on PC. 

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      If you think iTunes on PC is awful, you should try it on Linu ... oh, hang on ... they didn't even bother with that one.

  2. wut

     
     
     
     
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    the bots are evolving

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Oh, so it's just spam?  With that "Open this!" part in the subject title I assumed it came with some malicious payload.

      Seeing as I'm on my unsecured Windows box, I had no intention of opening that. 

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  3. Damnit AMD! You're making me feel bad about my laptop -_-.

     

    In all seriousness this actually does make me feel bad my GTX 1650 laptop. I feel like throughout the time I've owned this laptop I've been punished for choosing to give Nvidia another chance.

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      If it makes you feel any better, my laptop uses Intel HD4000 graphics.  Pretty sure you have a much better gaming experience.

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  4. y'all need to start folding now

     

    folding month has started

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Still too hot here.  It's still over 20°C in my PC room and I don't start folding before it drops below 18°C. 

       

      Hopefully next year someone has the brains to move it to either November, December, January or February.  You know, the months when it's actually cold in most of the northern hemisphere. 

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  5. I think people from here can immediately tell I'm from the south shore lmao

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Oh, the SOUTH shore?  I thought the Jersey Shore.

       

      😛

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  6. This OG literally just Googled for an image of a graph....... (red circle is mine)

     

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    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Hey, that's RJ in the bottom video!

  7. Dafuq?  Just tried to boot one of my VMs and it bluescreened in Virtualbox before even getting to the Windows startup animation. 

     

    WTF Oracle?

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      I have both a Linux and a Windows box here, both having access to the VM image. 

       

      I only had Windows at first, but I never was a fan of all the other stuff that gets installed alongside iTunes (Bonjour, Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Software support x86 and x64, the Apple Updater that constantly tries to get me to install iCloud for Windows). 

      I try to keep my bare metal install as debloated as possible, so when an application (that I use only once every couple of months when I can't find a certain song or album anywhere else) wants to install all kinds of autostart stuff I just throw it in a VM.

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  8. Dafuq?  Just tried to boot one of my VMs and it bluescreened in Virtualbox before even getting to the Windows startup animation. 

     

    WTF Oracle?

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Nah, I'm gonna blame iTunes.  It was my iTunes VM after all.  🤣

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  9. I just sold the Reference RX 480 I had for $90. 

     

    Some background: I bought a Razer Core X for $100 and bought the 480 for another $100. 

     

    I managed to sell the Razer Core X for $190. Now with the 480 sold, I effectively made $80 off of flipping parts locally on OfferUp. 

     

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Hi, this is the IRS.  We have noticed you have started a PC parts business without registering as such.  We'll take $150 in taxes owed and fine you another $5000 for the violation.

       

      😛

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  10. I'm sure most of you have seen the news by now but just in case, here it is.  I'm not sure who they think they're fooling with this - anyone who would have searched out those ads in the first place is someone who's going to notice they've now gone back on their claims and become huge hypocrites, and anyone who's likely to miss this recent news probably didn't know about the situation to begin with.

     

    It's a good video and topic and worth looking at, but I'm going to take a bit of a tangent to talk specifically about the headphone jack and my opinions on removing it.  First though, I'd like to just talk generally about how to evaluate products and decisions of companies.  I believe this is really quite simple - you just need to ask yourself "does this help me?"  Is this improving the product, or is it making it worse?  When you break it down to that, it really seems very simple, but so often (and I'll admit I've been guilty of this myself in the past) we will side-step this to instead consider "does this hurt me?" or worse yet "can I live with this?"  It's a flip in viewpoint from "what can they do for me?" to "how little can I get by with?"  It's a mentality of compromise and acceptance.  It's replacing the question of "is this good?" with "can I overlook or get around the fact that this is bad?"  I'm not saying you should never ask these questions - they can be useful in making a purchasing decision that doesn't get out of control with overkill things you don't need.  I am however saying that these questions should never replace the former, and should never be used to justify a change under a false illusion that it's progress and not a compromise.

     

    Consider the headphone jack now.  In the Note 10 they've finally removed it after resisting that urge for years.  Now remember what I just said above, and how to understand this change - it is objectively the loss of a feature, which is bad.  This cannot be argued.  Perhaps it makes way for better things, and overall, it's an improvement.  This is up for debate, but no one can claim that removing a feature on its own is a good thing.  Now consider some of the both valid and invalid reasoning behind removing it:

     

    First, the potentially valid reasons:

    • "It saves space"
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    Yes, I suppose that's true.  You can theoretically fit more inside the phone.  So, what did they add?  I remember when Apple claimed they added a barometer in the space that it used to take up.  I've never heard clear explanations from any other company, so props to them for at least attempting to justify the decision.  Many have not managed anywhere near that much, citing only stupid things like "it's an industry trend", or even "this is what people want".  But I'll ask again, what did the Note 10 gain because of this that wouldn't have otherwise been possible?  Really, if anyone knows, please comment.  Regardless, you should be thinking about this because it better be something.  Furthermore, it better be something you value more than the headphone jack.  Is it thinner?  Longer battery?  Better or more hardware or other features?  Why isn't Samsung (and all others) stating what it is?  I'm sure we're all familiar with the typical marketing page for any product where truth is subjective and often less than meets the eye.  ie, we know companies look for every possible positive bullet point they can but on a box, so where is it?  Where's the one for what has been traded in?  And in the cases where they do "tell" you, remember to actually think to make sure it's reasonable and not just accept it at face value because there's been more than one instance in the past of companies making up easily disprovable nonsense as a justification (see: water resistance as an excuse for non-removable batteries).

     

    Finally, with all that aside though, does it even save space?  In order to retain the same functionality, you now need one of those splitter dongles.  Overall you're still taking up just as much space, it's just external now and attached by an awkward floppy cable.  Just as non-removable batteries allow them to be marginally larger due to not having to have a separate external casing for the phone and the battery, an integrated solution will always be more efficient.

    To be honest, I think that's it.  That is the only reason.  If you can think of some others, let me know please.  But with that done, on to the nonsense:

    • "You don't need it"
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    This is by far the most stupid answer, and hopefully after reading my earlier section you can see why.  It's not even a reason why this is better, it's just an attempt at a excuse for why it's not worse.  Even if it was completely useless, which of course it's not, unless you gain something by removing it (in which case your argument is actually that it saves space), nothing has been made better.

    • "You can just use wireless".
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    Immediately this also fails the test above and thus doesn't even count as a valid argument, but in case you want more, simply consider that wireless is slower to setup, less reliable, and requires batteries, all of which are downgrades vs just plugging in a wire.  The only pro is that you don't have a wire to snag, but again, this is not mutually exclusive.  You can also use wireless on a phone with a headphone jack.

    • "You can just use the dongle".
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    Again, excuses and compromise.  But beyond that, again, there are issues, perhaps most significantly, you lose the ability to charge and listen at the same time.  Yes, you can buy splitter dongles that allow this, but again, excuses and compromise.  You could do that, or you could just not have the problem in the first place.

    • "It's obsolete".
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    It absolutely is not and anyone who thinks this needs to take a look around and rethink the topic.  Obsolete means that it's falling out of favour and being replaced or removed on most devices, and/or that something better has been created.  Neither of these things are true of the headphone jack.

     

    A cursory look through the electronics in your house, or in a store, or really anywhere will reveal that it's actually a very common port on a huge variety of devices.  Whether it's a TV receiver, mixer board, your car stereo, PC motherboard, microphone/headset, or anything else that deals with sound, it probably has this port.  Only smartphones are trying to get rid of it - this trend does not exist anywhere else that I've noticed.

     

    In addition to being very common (which is testament to its good properties), it is simple, robust, compact, and highly compatible.  It is genuinely difficult to imagine a way to improve it, which is impressive for a design that's existed relatively unchanged for over 80 years.  Could it be smaller?  It's already much smaller than USB.  Could it be stronger?  People always talked about breaking Micro B ports, I've never heard of someone snapping a 3.5 mm plug.  Could it be easier to plug in?  We've all seen the USB flipping superposition memes, but the headphone jack is round, you literally cannot get it wrong.  Could it be improved electrically?  It's literally the least possible hardware necessary for delivering sound - just 3 wires that go directly to the driver of your speakers or headphones, possibly through an amp if necessary.  You could transmit the audio data in many other ways but at some point it has to turn into a 2 wire analog signal, and so if it's not already in this form, that means more processing is necessary before it gets there.  You could break the signal chain from device to speaker somewhere in the digital portion rather than in the last analog stage, and this would have certain advantages, mainly that quality could be preserved completely losslessly over any distance but a) I dare you to hear the difference between a 3 ft analog cable and a 12 ft one, and b) this would certainly destroy compatibility.  How many times have you needed a DP to HDMI or DVI or VGA adapter?  How about USB A to USB C, or the other way around?  PS/2 to USB perhaps?  How about two devices that don't both have the latest bluetooth version, or WiFi encryption or speed version, so they have to settle for the lowest common denominator?  Maybe you had a lightning connector phone and only had access to USB chargers, or the other way around?  Maybe you had an old 40 pin ipod or iphone connector and needed a special cable for it?  Maybe there's even one of those cables built into your car.  My point is digital standards change all the time and it causes compatibility to be a disaster.  If there's a genuine need for or benefit from doing so, certainly we should embrace it, I talked about this in a recent post, but that need and offer does not exist here.  USB has been around for less than 30 years and is already undergoing a change from Type A to Type C (and that's to say nothing of the many variations of mini, micro, and type B we've seen along the way).  Despite being one of modern computing's golden beacons of longevity and compatibility, it pales in comparison to the headphone jack.  The 3.5 mm jack on the other hand truly is universal and always works, always.  It would be very foolish to give up a great property like that for something that doesn't share it, particularly in the very ironic name of obsolescence.

    • "It offers better audio quality".
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    The implication here (which is by no means a given) is that you'll get better sound by passing a digital signal to your headphones which then use their own DAC and amp that is of higher quality than what was in your phone.  While this is definitely possible, there are two issues that prevent this from being a bonus across the board: one, your headphones might not have a DAC and amp that are better than what was in your phone, and (more importantly) two, having a headphone jack does not prevent you from also offering this feature.  We don't need to trade one for the other.

    • "Water resistance".
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    It's really not difficult to look up a list of phones with IP 68 ratings and headphone jacks, most relevant here, the Samsung S10 and S10+, as well as the Samsung Note 9.  Companies would like nothing more than for us to have memories that short, it would make a lot of bad practices much easier for them, so please, try to fight it.

    It's possible I've forgotten some but this is what came to mind for now.  Let me know your thoughts on the topic either way.

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      In all fairness this is the Note line, which is more aimed at professionals.  I'll refrain from lighting my torch and grabbing my pitchfork until they release the Galaxy S11.   That's the one that counts.

       

      That being said ...

      With how Samsung complicated things for those who want to use custom ROMs on the S10 and S10+, I'm glad I bought my S9+ and will probably keep this one for several years while they hopefully get their s**t together again.

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  11. Remember why I stopped playing GTA now. 

     

    You wait 10 minutes for the game to load. 5 minutes to join the session. 5 minutes for the host to start the game. 10 minutes getting half way through the mission. Then someone dies and leaves and you have to wait another 10 minutes to find a new session

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Oh, so it's not just me.  I figured perhaps it was because my router is very strict.  The game is complaining about that all the time.

       

      Oh well, offline is kinda fun still. 

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  12. Remember why I stopped playing GTA now. 

     

    You wait 10 minutes for the game to load. 5 minutes to join the session. 5 minutes for the host to start the game. 10 minutes getting half way through the mission. Then someone dies and leaves and you have to wait another 10 minutes to find a new session

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      At least you find a session.  1 in 3 times my game tries for 10 minutes, then says there was a problem finding a session and dumps me back in the offline game.

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  13. I have no idea what I'm doing, and no one can stop me

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      I said the exact same thing to the cop that pulled me over last week.  Luckily the missus posted my bail the next day.

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  14. Someone in Brazil decided my email was theirs ... no, they don't have my password, and no, there's no login attempts to log into my email from Brazil. That didn't stop them to use my email to subscribe to Netflix, to give it to their Ford dealership and other business he deals with.

     

    How dumb can you be to use an email that isn't yours??? WTF is wrong with people?

     

    I did contact Netflix and they flagged the email as incorrect on his account, and I sent a few emails to the dealer, but since I don't know a word of Portuguese, I'm not sure how good Google translate was! :P

     

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    Please stop sending me emails, this email is mine and not owned by M. *redacted*


    Por favor, pare de me enviar e-mails, este e-mail é meu e não pertence a M. *redacted*

     

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      So if people can just take over your mailbox like that, how can we be sure that it's actually you on here?  😛

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  15. The R5 3600 seems to be trading blows with the 8700K indeed ... if this slightly early review is to be believed.

     

     

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Yeah, that's why I added the "if this slightly early review is to be believed" part.    I guess we'll know soon enough.

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  16. My trusty mouse pad has been melting away for a while now... Need to get me a new one :(

     

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    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Can't see the picture, but lemme guess ... Steelseries QCK?

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  17. GTA VI leaks are out and i am bitterly disappointed by the fact it's gonna feature 70s and 80s era rather than being modern like GTA V

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      It's Florida.   Not only are the mosquitoes and the humidity bad, you'll have to endure the locals too.   😛

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  18. Am I the only person on the planet who does not care the least bit for Corn Dogs?

     

    Seriously, it's a waste of meat that would be better off with a spiral cut and grilled.

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Apparently nobody here cares for them, haven't seen them here yet. 

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  19. GTA VI leaks are out and i am bitterly disappointed by the fact it's gonna feature 70s and 80s era rather than being modern like GTA V

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      The difference being that in GTA5 we only had Los Santos as a city in the San Andreas area.  In GTA:SA we also had San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas).  So those 2 could also be an option for the next GTA. 

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  20. GTA VI leaks are out and i am bitterly disappointed by the fact it's gonna feature 70s and 80s era rather than being modern like GTA V

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Hey cousin, let's go bowling!

       

      I loved Vice City too TBH.   Tommy was just the perfect protagonist.

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  21. My S10+ feels so much better now that I removed the $12 protective film I bought for it. Nothing beats real glass, especially any of those films that claim to feel like glass. Sadly tempered glass options are limited to either blocking the thumbprint scanner, or a patented application method which has a lengthy install process and is pretty expensive. 

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    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      "a patented application method which has a lengthy install and is pretty expensive".

       

      I know which one you are referring to.  True, the first time you buy a Whitestone Dome it is very expensive ...  but it is so worth it.  Feels just like the original screen. 

      If you ever need a replacement things get a lot cheaper because you can then buy one without the UV light.

       

      As long as you follow the instructions you should end up with zero imperfections.  I've had a several screen protectors on all the smartphones I've owned over the years, but the Dome on my S9+ is the first one that is just perfect. 

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  22. So much for Fedora then.  Can't even install it under virtualbox because the installer freezes on the language selection screen.  Nothing wrong with the .iso either, checksums match.   Complete and utter garbage.

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      Debian and Mint run just fine, as do all my Windows VMs.  I'm only having this issue with Fedora. 

       

      Oh well, I have a spare 120GB SSD so I can give it a go on bare metal on my other PC.  It's not like it can screw up anything if I can't even get the installer to work.  At worst I lose some write endurance on an old USB stick.  I just hate wasting my time on these kinds of issues.  

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  23. So much for using a mouse.   

     

     

     

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    Fortunately I also have a trackball.

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      As it should be, @DrMacintosh😛

      Agreed, dark themes look better.  However when working at the PC for hours on end I find that a lighter theme with dim background lighting just gives me less eyestrain and fewer headaches.

       

      @Mr.Meerkat She only catches computer mice and toy mice.  Hasn't caught a real one in the 15 years I've had her. 

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  24. Hello Rachel, my old friend. 
    I'm borrowing your car again.

     

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    I got tired of NFS Payback and the whole gambling card nonsense, so I figured I'd revisit NFSU2 to see if it really was as good as I remember. 

     

    Had to patch the .exe to get 2560x1440 support, but it works.  Maxed-out settings, 30% GPU usage and 120FPS. 
    Somehow my 5930K is maxing out, but I assume that's because this game was from the XP era, so it's not really running properly in Win7. 

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      It was over 90% on ALL cores and threads.  Just figured out why though.  Apparently rundll32.exe starts using 60+% as soon as I launch the game.  I tried killing that process, but then the game crashes shortly afterwards.

       

      Yeah, this game really doesn't want to work properly on Win7.  It predates the OS by 5 years.  Guess I'm going to try it on my Linux box, perhaps it works better under Wine. 

       

      Still is massive fun though

       

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  25. Why do Americans use Fahrenheit per football fields instead of kilometres per hour?

    1. dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd

      As someone who uses both systems on a regular basis, I can't say I agree there.  Sure, as long as you're talking full inches it's convenient, but no more convenient than using cm really.  The number will simply be 2.54 times smaller. 

       

      But I much prefer working with mm than with fractions of an inch, not just with measurements but especially with tools.  If my 12mm wrench is a bit too small, I take a 13mm or 14mm one.  Larger number, larger wrench, real simple.  When your 1/4" one is too small, you're going to a 5/16" or a 3/8" instead.  Much more need for mental gymnastics if you don't know them all by heart. 

       

      As for decimeters, we don't really use those outside of school and perhaps certain scientific settings.  What's actually used are millimeters and centimeters for measuring small or precise stuff, or meters and kilometers for larger and less precise measurements. 

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