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  1. Great guy, actually inspires me to experiment more with my PC and having watched all Scrapyard Wars series' even inspired me to get an old prebuilt PC and mod it a bit (usually I like to build from scratch).

  2. Can I get a name change please :(

    1. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman




      Please be aware that name changes are only made in these instances:

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  3. Floatplane Website "Stats"

    Happy to hear it! Yeah there are plenty of bugs That just isn't a 'bug' per se.
  4. Floatplane Website "Stats"

    Not a bug. Slight RNG placeholder stats.
  5. Thanks! We fixed this stuff for live chat as that's been a focus for us but we'll be sure to apply the same stuff to comments as well
  6. still happening? just curious to see the results lol

    1. jwsoat


      also is  Compensator 3 still happening?

  7. Bitwit

    Bitwit Ultra subscriptions are now live!
  8. How do I unsub from floatplane?

    Hey there @Archemis., Hope you enjoyed SYW S6! I've cancelled for you through my UI but I'd recommend making sure that the billing agreement is cancelled through your own paypal account! Hope to have you back sometime
  9. @Slick Hi could you please check your messages please having issues with payments

    1. JDE


      @Cieronph You have to ask @colonel_mortis, not Luke.

    2. Cieronph


      Erm this was from a while back, and while colonel mortis could suggest a fix its actually luke that deals with payment issues :)

    3. colonel_mortis


      Actually @JDE all floatplane payment issues are handled by Luke by email at floatplanehelp@gmail.com (or using one of the automatic fixer scripts)

  10. Ciao Luke,

    floatplaner from Italy. Great work on the platform and big thumbs up for all the LTT stuff around during this months.
    Hope the plane manages to get resumable video soon. Sorry to bother, but as I hurry up to play video in preview, when I go comment, forgetting that I need to remember timing, it kinda sucks..


    Hope this feedback didn't came to many times...


    Good to see you back in SYW!

  11. Oil Cooled PC Case

    Fish tanks can be thin, the oil can creep through it. It will be fine for a while but if you want a long lasting tank you should try to get it fabricated at a plastic shop
  12. Main News Topics RTG boss takes 'sabbatical' Source 1: posted by YongKang https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834201-rtg-rajas-going-on-a-break-lisa-su-is-stepping-in-for-the-next-few-months/ Source 2: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/59104/rtg-boss-takes-sabbatical-lisa-su-over/index.html Radeon Technologies Group boss Raja Koduri is going on a break until the start of 2018, with AMD CEO Lisa Su stepping in From internal email to staff: “Vega was personally hard on me as well and I used up a lot of family credits during this journey. I have decided to take a time-off in Q4 to spend time with my family. I have been contemplating this for a while now and there was never a good time to do this. Lisa and I agreed that Q4 is better than 2018, before the next wave of product excitement. Lisa will be acting as the leader of RTG during by absence.” Is this being overblown? From article: “Koduri's temporary exit is going to be felt for a long time, meaning AMD's future in graphics is really in limbo right now.” 49" 32:9 monitor from Philips Source 1: posted by Northstorm https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/833962-a-49-329-monitor-from-philips-why-not/ Source 2: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11813/philips-readies-curved-ultrawide-492p8-display Earlier this year, Samsung announced a 49”, 32:9 super-ultrawide display, the C49HG90 Now Philips has announced that it will be launching its own display with the same dimensions, the 492P8.- The P indicates it’s part of their Professional line (not gaming) Samsung will supply Philips with the panel, but the Philips version will be cheaper than the Samsung model, with reduced features: Not Quantum Dot No Freesync 2 Refresh rate unknown (Samsung’s is 144Hz) $1000 instead of $1500 More specs: 3840x1080 600 nits 5000:1 contrast ratio 178 degree viewing angle 1800R curvature Set to launch in Q2 of 2018 Weird case from Kickstarter that Linus Likes Source 1: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/singularitycomputers/element-six?ref=creator_nav#prototype-slide-83457 Source 2: The Element Six is a radical new approach to case design from a company called Singularity Computers It’s carbon fibre Their goal is to raise $148,000 and build 24 cases that mix art and technology Over $6100 per case They will then retail on their website as a case manufacturer iPhones + Apple Event Apple Questioned about Face ID security by US Senator Al Franken, the coolest Senator https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/835136-apple-questioned-about-face-id-security-by-a-us-senator/ Google teaser for Pixel Oct 4th https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/google-teaser-site-promises-a-pixel-2-launch-on-october-4/ Cablemod Individually Addressable RGB Strips Source 1: posted by TVwazhere https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834453-new-cablemod-addresible-rgb-strips-indivdually-adjustable-leds/ Source 2: https://www.amazon.com/CableMod-Addressable-LED-Strip-60cm/dp/B074HH33JK We actually have one just a few feet away in threadripper bin (cardboard box) Has proprietary 3 pin connector Rumour: Nvidia working on a 1070 Ti Source 1: posted by snortingfrogs https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834659-nvidia-working-on-a-1070-ti/ Source 2: NVIDIA is apparently readying a new GeForce GTX 1070 refresh graphics card positioned between the current GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 11 Gbps It could displace the current GTX 1070 from its price-point, or simply replace it altogether. NVIDIA's objective appears to be convincingly outperforming AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, at a lower power-draw. There's a 20 percent performance gap between the current desktop GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 the new GTX 1070 refresh could find a price-performance equation somewhere in the middle. The new card could: use the latest stepping of the GP104 silicon, Have 2,048 CUDA cores (on par with GTX 1070 Mobile), or more. faster memory, likely 9 Gbps GDDR5 or even 10 Gbps GDDR5X. core and GPU Boost clock speeds could be dialed up a little. Historically, NVIDIA has updated SKU specifications without changing the name of the card. The GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 6 GB were refreshed without name changes (they just put the specs into the branding) OR the Ti branding could be used to combat the "grandeur" of AMD's RX Vega branding. NVIDIA could have the new GeForce GTX 1070 refresh SKU out in time for Holiday. AMD Threadripper confirmed to have 4 actual Zepplin dies Source 1: posted by Swatson https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/835181-amd-threadripper-confirmed-to-have-4-actual-zepplin-dies/ Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-uKQ6RfUdk Der8auer is back with more delidding info- this time about the nature of Threadripper’s two extra “dummy dies”. They appear to NOT be just silicon spacers but disabled or at least non-functional Zeppelin dies that do contain transistors. Does this mean a 32 core threadripper could be on the horizon? Bluetooth hacked (again) Source 1: posted by Levisallanon https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834418-bluetooth-is-hacked-again/ Source 2: https://www.armis.com/blueborne/ Source 3: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/bluetooth-bugs-open-billions-of-devices-to-attacks-no-clicking-required/ White Hat cybersecurity research lab Armis Labs has revealed a new attack vector endangering major mobile, desktop, and IoT operating systems- including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux- and the devices using them. ‘BlueBorne’ is an attack vector by which hackers can leverage Bluetooth connections to penetrate and take complete control over targeted devices. The attack does not require the targeted device to be paired to the attacker’s device, or even to be set on discoverable mode. It doesn't require users to click on any links, connect to a rogue Bluetooth device, or take any other action The BlueBorne attack vector can be used to conduct a large range of offenses, including remote code execution as well as Man-in-The-Middle attacks allows hackers to intercept all network traffic sent to and from the targeted device and to modify that data. That means attackers could use BlueBorne to bypass personal and corporate firewalls and exfiltrate sensitive data and possibly modify or otherwise tamper with it while it's in transit. The exploit process is generally very fast, requiring no more than 10 seconds to complete It works even when the targeted device is already connected to another Bluetooth-enabled device. Virtually any Android, Linux, or Windows device that hasn't been recently patched and has Bluetooth turned on can be compromised by an attacking device within 32 feet. Windows closed the vulnerability in July during the company's regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday IOS has been immune since version 10 Google provided device manufacturers with a patch last month, but it’s up to them to push it to devices. the patch is available for Pixel XL and other Google-branded phones today Charge your electric car in 5 minutes!! Source 1: posted by Implosivetech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/835184-mercedes-invest-in-radical-electric-car-technology-which-could-revolutionise-the-industry/ Source 2: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/854560/Mercedes-electric-car-battery-charging-technology-Daimler#t=48s Israel-based startup StoreDot is building a battery that can provide electric vehicles with 300 miles of range but recharge in just five minutes At the moment EVs can take up to 10 hours to charge to full. Fast charging is available on some vehicles but it usually takes around 30 minutes to recharge the car to a useful level. The company just secured $60 million in backing from Mercedes’ parent company Daimler, who want to bring it to their future EVs. StoreDot’s FlashBattery uses "new organic compounds combined with nanomaterials" to improve charge times. “These innovative molecules demonstrate uniquely tuneable optical and electrochemical properties, which allow for enhanced performance of energy storage devices.” “Furthermore, FlashBattery’s high efficiency in recuperation means better usage of braking energy increases vehicle range while decreasing the frequency of charging StoreDot has is aiming to bring the technology to mass production by 2022 for their own facility called ‘OneGiga’ which is to be but in Shenzhen China with a scalable capacity of one to 10 GWh per year. Canada’s first Hyperloop?! Source 1: psoted by Wintyr https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/835247-hyperloop-in-canada/ Source 2: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/09/15/toronto-montreal-corridor-a-top-candidate-for-a-hyperloop_a_23210760/?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage The Toronto-Montreal travel corridor has been identified as one of the strongest candidates for a hyperloop system that could cut the travel time between the cities from 6 hours to just 39 minutes The route is the only Canadian winner among 10 international entries chosen in a competition sponsored by Hyperloop One, and now will be studied to determine commercial viability. The route proposed by the Canadian arm of U.S. engineering firm AECOM would include a stop in Ottawa. The proposal suggests a trip from Toronto to Ottawa would take 27 minutes and the Ottawa-Montreal leg would take another 12 minutes Toronto- Ottawa by car is 5h 06m- by air it’s 55m Ottawa-Montreal by car is 2h 23m Toronto-Monreal by air is 1h 10m The next logical step would be to extend the hyperloop system into the U.S., west to Detroit from Windsor, Ont., and east from Quebec to Niagara Falls and Buffalo and on toward Chicago, New York and Boston. Connecting Canadian ports to an extended network could enable long-haul cargo deliveries to customers within hours instead of days. The complete list of winners: U.S. Cheyenne – Denver – Pueblo (360 miles) Chicago – Columbus – Pittsburgh (488 miles) Miami – Orlando (257 miles) Dallas – Houston (640 miles) U.K. Edinburgh – London (414 miles) Glasgow – Liverpool (339 miles) Mexico Mexico City – Guadalajara (330 miles) India Bengaluru – Chennai (208 miles) Mumbai – Chennai (685 miles) Canada Toronto – Montreal (400 miles) Using Ryzen as a Heater Source 1: posted by https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834787-french-cloud-company-qarnot-using-ryzen-cpus-to-heat-water-while-in-use/ Source 2: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/14/qarnot_drops_intel_adopts_amd/ French cloud computing company Qarnot is using AMD processors to heat water. Qarnot makes a device called the “ Q.rad” that uses three CPUs to provide heat and serve as a node in a distributed cloud dedicated to jobs like rendering VFX or financial risk analysis. The company has won a contract to provide heat for 1,500 social houses in Bordeaux, France, and says “Ryzen Pro is producing the same heat as the equivalent Intel CPUs we were using while providing twice as many cores.” Qarnot's tests showed “a performance gain of 30 to 45 per cent compared to the Intel i7 [they] were previously using.” Qarnot also has “a boiler for domestic hot water and swimming pool heating solutions” on the drawing board. Does Vega Shader Count Impact Gaming? Source 1: posted by Agost https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/834672-vega-shader-count-has-almost-no-impact-on-gaming-performance/ Source 2: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3053-vega-64-vs-vega-56-clock-for-clock-shader-differences The good people at GamersNexus have benchmarked the AMD RX Vega 56 against the Vega 64, in an attempt to test whether the 64’s 4096 shaders render a better gaming experience than Vega 56’s 3584 shaders (14% shader difference). They equalized the two cards’ clocks and HBM2 clocks so that shader difference was the only variable They found basically NO difference, and recommend an overclocked 56 over a 64- for gaming. Google offers free repairs to Pixel owners affected by Hurricane Harvey Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/9/11/16288016/google-pixel-hurricane-harvey-free-repair-ubreakifix Google and phone repair company uBreakiFix have joined up to offer free repairs on all Pixels at seven Houston area uBreakiFix locations until September 30th. uBreakiFix’s blog post doesn’t specify if water damage is covered, but that’s likely a given. Corsair rolls out DDR4 4,600MHz memory modules Source 1: TheBeastPC https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/835095-corsair-rolls-out-ddr4-4600mhz-memory-moldules/ Source 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/corsair-vengeance-ddr4-4600mhz-modules,35461.html Corsair has joined the growing list of memory manufacturers producing DDR4 4,600MHz memory with two new kits in 4,500MHz and 4,600MHz varieties. These Vengeance LPX kits were co-developed with motherboard maker Asrock and feature: Intel XMP 2.0 support low-profile aluminum heatsinks that come in a range of colors and are built using eight-layer PCB. The Vengeance 4,500MHz kit’s: CL19-19-19-39 1.45V The Vengeance 4,600MHz kit CL19-26-26-46 1.5V The 4,500MHz kit is available now on the company website for $480. The 4,600MHz kit will be available on September 21 for $550. Facebook to Open New Artificial Intelligence Lab in Montreal Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/facebook-to-open-new-artificial-intelligence-lab-in-montreal Facebook Inc. is opening an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal This is Facebook’s first research and development investment in Canada and its fourth AI research lab- investing over $7 million. The company was attracted to Montreal because of the students and professors in surrounding universities, (notable Waterloo and U of T), the strong startup culture, and favorable government policies This helps reduce the “brain drain” of Canadian talent to the US Uber Technologies Inc. came to Calgary in a similar move earlier this year. Joelle Pineau, a professor at the McGill School of Computer Science, will head the new lab, FAIR Montreal, which will start with 10 researchers and aims to grow to more than 30 researchers in the coming year. "For many years, I have seen a steady stream of talented AI researchers with Masters and PhDs from our universities move to the U.S. to find the best research jobs," Pineau said. "They will now have an opportunity to do this right here in Montreal." Google Chrome to let you permanently mute sites, block autoplaying videos Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/15/upcoming-versions-of-google-chrome-will-let-you-permanently-mute-sites-block-autoplaying-videos/ In the upcoming version of the Google Chrome web browser (Chrome 64), Google will limit the ability for sites to autoplay annoying, and power and data-hungry videos. Autoplay will only be allowed when the media itself doesn’t include sound, or when the user has indicated an interest in the media. User interest can be determined by a variety of factors. if the user has frequently played the media on the site before when visiting from the desktop browser; if they’ve tapped or clicked on the screen during the browsing session; or if they’ve added the site to their home screen on mobile. On Chrome for Android, it’s removing the ‘block autoplay’ setting that’s currently available, and it will also remove autoplay blocking on mobile when the Data Saver mode is enabled. The company says that, by doing so, it will make this new “muted autoplay” more reliable Google will also introduce a new user option within Chrome 63 that will allow you to completely disable audio for individual sites This change will persist even when you close your browser session, and then later return Site muting will arrive in the stable version of Chrome 63 in October, The new autoplay policies will arrive in Chrome 64 (beta build) in December, and then to the stable build of Chrome 64 in January 2018.
  13. Open Letter (Linus Going Down)

    My attempt at a light hearted joke response went rather terribly so i'll go with something a little more straightforward. We do make a lot of videos that are jokes or trolls.. and as is the nature of these things sometimes they don't go so well! We release a video every day.. It can be hard to perfectly hit the mark every time.. Also please consider that some people may enjoy some things that you don't! Although the comments and like/dislike and whatnot can communicate when most people aren't into it and we constantly try to learn and grow from this. The thumbnails are well addressed here - We have always been silly, we have always trolled, we have always made jokes, we have always pushed the bar, we have always tried new things. Sometimes we're too silly. Somtimes we troll a little too much. Sometimes our jokes aren't funny. Somtimes we drop the bar. Sometimes the things we choose to try are not the right things. And we will continue to do all of these things, we will continue to make mistakes, but we will also make a ton of awesome content while doing so. Thanks for watching and hopefully the future of our content pleases you more
  14. Can there be some kind of "what has Luke been up to" video.. Missin ya man! 

    1. blueballs


      we miss you Luke