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This_guy1998

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    I am just a college student majoring in IT.
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    I am just a college student majoring in IT.
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    I work at a "Big-Box" Store. I am a student too.

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  1. This_guy1998

    Building a pc soon, GTX 1070 ti or 1080?

    Honestly either one will work and there are great deals on used ones online (r/HardwareSwap and Ebay are two). I am still running a 1070 Strix in my PC almost 2 years later (bought it new for $370ish, now currently can be picked up used on Ebay for $250ish). I just looked up a 1080 and those can be picked up on Ebay for $300-400 USD. The RTX 2060 is around $400 and unless you need RayTracing I suggest going for last gen for better price/performance.
  2. I figured as such. I personally don't read Privacy Policy's for the most part (there are some exceptions) and I figured that you guys use the tracking data internally. Even with my website (It's mostly a personal blog where I write long posts and where I can share projects I've done (It's a Linux server with cPanel, so I have flexibility)) I used the standard Privacy Policy from Wordpress (plus a few changes) and called it a day. Honestly, I pointed that out to the OP just so they can realize that even web hosting for a small website that is somewhat decent isn't cheap. I remember how Linus has said before about the Forum funds itself it makes sense there are Amazon ads on here. If people are concerned about privacy in general then maybe they should move to a place like the EU or not get on the internet. Richard Stallman (founded GNU) goes through great lengths to protect his privacy and it seems like a hassle. You give some freedoms up for exchange for others.
  3. It's @LinusTech site, he and his team can do what they want. I personally have the Google tracker on my personal WordPress site. The Amazon is probably for ad revenue and affiliate links. TBH, I don't see why people get butt-hurt about these having trackers. If you don't like a particular site having info then run it in a container (Firefox has this feature) and call it good. I only do that for Facebook, because I know Amazon and Google both have their own cloud services so they know a thing or two about user data and how to keep it secure (that's why Google+ us shutting down because of a bug). Also to point out, I am a 2nd year IT major and so far from what I have learned so far about the web is that there is alot of things you can do with user data in order to make a site better and/or make money off of it. Without it every website online would charge you to just look at their site (web hosting isn't free). I pay $10 USD/month for my website plus around another $30-35 USD/year for my domain and the SSL certificate. I could host it myself but an internet connection with a static public IP address is more expensive (plus I would have to maintain the hardware) (the LAMP Stack is free to use in most cases). I'm also pointing out I own an Alexa and it can listen in (and see) on me in exchange for a handsfree assistant. My mom has both Alexas and Google and when I visit I use them too. I honestly don't care if they have my info in exchange to make my life easier.
  4. This_guy1998

    Dear Linus, The Chevy VOLT is being discontinued.

    You make a good point. Some states here in the US have made it illegal for the Tesla sales model (direct to customer sales instead of franchised dealers) (because of auto maker and dealer owner lobbying), so if your car breaks you may have to drive or ship it to a Tesla Service Center (because your mechanic can't fix a Tesla for the most part because of their closed system). Here in my state (Arkansas), the people that have Teslas (which I've seen more and more of, especially the Model 3) have to take them to St. Louis (closest people would be 4-5 hours away at least, 9-10 hours at most for most people in the state) because of our state laws. Also there is no super charger (just a Destination Charger in Central AR) in the state. Whereas for the most part the major auto makers (GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and VW) can be found in within a 30 min to an hour and a half away in most of the state). Plus almost a hometown mancanic can work on them. Now if I go to somewhere more populas per square mile like the Tampa, Florida area (was there on vacation in 2018), you can find almost every car manufacturer with a dealership at least once, sometimes twice in that area. I can why places have laws banning Tesla's sales model. Here in the US, small businesses make up the economy in most places. While there are dealers that can rip you off, there are ones that give good deals too (got a great deal on my 2014 Rogue back in 2016) and the thing is if they really screw you over then you can simply take your business elsewhere which may force the dealer to go out of business or (the most likely) sell the dealership to the compitition. Also with these locally owned dealerships they usually can afford to give back to the community too. Tesla's model I think it is a great deal in some cases but when they get bigger they will need to have a franchised dealer option too. Rich Rebuilds talks about his nightmare about buying a used Tesla from Tesla online and it's been a multiple month process that started out with not knowing where his car is located to now having to fix the issues (mostly cosmetic) with the car. It even took them a minute to even send him pictures (there are stock ones on the listings). Tesla has a way to go. The traditional car makers have a way to go with electric too. For now I'm going to stick with a ICE vehicle for at least the next 8-10 years. There is still a way to go.
  5. This_guy1998

    OneDrive Help!!!!!

    You can also search for this: And once you connect and stuff you should get this in your Explorer's Quick Access with two OneDrive Options (top is my school's, the bottom is personal): Just keep in mind that anything in your school's OneDrive the school can have access to and they don't have to guarantee storage. I have a tb but will never fill.
  6. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    That's what today seemed like. Anything released for the most part in the coming days will probably be redundant. I can see why a lot of people don't stay the last day (especially the people that mainly covered the show floor).
  7. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Here is my recap today, decided not to do a whole week recap. Here are some sites recapping this week: https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/11/ces-2019-recap-its-a-wrap/ https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/11/ces-2019-apple-recap/ https://www.theverge.com/ces https://www.popsci.com/ces-best-gadgets-2019 https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/mobility/the-best-of-ces-2019-highlights-and-top-products https://www.techradar.com/news/best-pc-components-of-ces-2019-the-most-impressive-cpus-gpus-and-more https://www.techradar.com/news/best-monitors-of-ces-2019-the-biggest-and-sharpest-computer-screens-in-vegas https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-smart-home-devices-from-ces-2019/ https://www.cnet.com/news/ces-2019-tvs-8k-screens-and-insane-roll-up-oleds-microled-lg-samsung/ Wan Show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBkHRE4Q8H0 That it for me and CES 2019. This year it seemed like the focus was more AI, 5G, more IoT, new and small chips, and new concepts.
  8. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    I didn't do any kind of recap of my own because I was out all day. Since everything major has been announced and people have left CES already, I plan to do a recap of major announcements tomorrow (actually today because it is almost 2 AM here). I will say I am really impressed with 3rd gen Ryzen (just upgraded my dev box to 2nd gen Ryzen (2600) a few months back). When I do the refresh of my main rig next year (I am going for a 3-year refresh cycle, it was completed in the current config Spring 2017) I may use Ryzen instead of Intel.
  9. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Wasn't a whole lot interesting things today. Will look for more tomorrow. Night.
  10. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Techlinked was just posted. It looks like they are a day behind (which I can understand)
  11. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Used to be I relied mostly on CNET, "Android/Windows/etc" Authority for my CES (and other tech news) coverage (pre-2015) because I used to mainly keep up with consumer electronics and software projects (mostly fiddling around with them and they usually were some kind of mod for the consumer tech). (That was before I dove deep and started following and messing with newer computer hardware, which was strange because I've tinkered with computers since I was 7 (software mostly), got into messing with PC hardware (mostly hand-me-downs), when I was 10. Got the first mobile i3 in a laptop in 2010 when I turned 12. Kept up with consumer electronics (bought some with gift money) and software projects from 12-16. Then I learned about new PC hardware and how to build a PC from strach when I was 16 (2015). After that when I was 17 (mid 2016) I built my first PC. I turned 18 towards the end of 2016 and started learning networking and coding (Java and Python) at a local college when I was a High School Senior. Started college as a IT major in 2017 and turned 19 not to long after. Those are just some highlights of me and my technology journey.) The way The Verge has been lately with some of their PC content and their attitude towards content creators on Youtube and other platforms I try to ignore them now. Edit: It's all these site I used to follow that are related to Android Authority (some of them are new too by the looks). Also Pocketnow is a good one too.
  12. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    1/07 Recap: Intel shows off 10nm, expected late the year Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/7/18171718/intel-ice-lake-10nm-processor-dell-demo-ces-2019 Source 2: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-ces-2019-10nm-cpu,38365.html Intel announces more 9th gen CPUs: https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/intel-announces-six-new-ninth-generation-core-processors/ Intel and Comcast working on 10 Gigabit broadband https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/intel-comcast-ink-deal-to-enable-10-gigabit-broadband-wifi-6-in-homes/ OtterBox and Popsockets make a case for iPhones https://m.androidcentral.com/otterbox-and-popsockets-made-new-case-and-it-needs-come-android-phones-right-now Samsung Adds iTunes and AirPlay to their TVs https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46790015 Samsung Shows Off 98" 8K TV https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/samsung-q900-8k-tvs/ 2nd Gen Impossible Burger https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/impossible-launches-its-second-gen-burger-at-ces/ Uber Partner Shows Off Air Taxi Design https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/uber-partner-reveals-air-taxi-design-ces/ Plus Many more 1/08 Recap: Train Your Booth People - Eli the Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhhzlOurBBw Lenovo Smart Clock: Source 1: https://www.androidauthority.com/lenovo-smart-clock-google-assistant-940061/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/lenovos-smart-clock-is-the-google-assistants-answer-to-the-echo-spot/ LG's Rollable Display: https://www.cnet.com/news/lgs-rollable-oled-tv-is-incredible-and-its-actually-going-on-sale-in-2019-ces/ Dell 55in 4K 120hz OLED Display: https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/08/alienware-4k-oled-55-inch-gaming-monitor/ Dell CES Announcement Recap: https://www.cnet.com/news/everything-that-dell-announced-at-ces-2019/ HTC Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos hands-on: https://www.androidauthority.com/htc-vive-pro-eye-940710/ Acer Swift 7 - a 2lb laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWzXcAS0gXg GPD Micro PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFqgz3aOgg Alcatel’s 1C and 1X https://www.androidauthority.com/alcatel-1c-1x-review-940001/ CES Laptops - Dave2d: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_azRm5CQ7g Lenovo Yoga S940 Hands-on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYlO3O8cErc Logo Battle with GamersNexus hosted by Cooler Master! - Paul's Hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikp3IoCObOE Samsung Notebook 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDvLuHhBf3U Razer Immersion Announcements: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/razer-announces-a-gaming-monitor-haptic-feedback-pc-gaming-peripherals/ ASUS Matrix Tear-Down: Radiator Replaces Shroud (2080 Ti) - Gamers Nexus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OzolCFqb4k Verizon's First 5G Device https://www.cnet.com/news/this-is-verizons-first-5g-smartphone/ Hyundai Walking Car https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46794087 https://jalopnik.com/confirmed-this-is-the-end-1831574470 Royole Foldable Phone https://www.cnet.com/news/royole-flexpais-foldable-phone-returns-at-ces-2019/ Lian Li Suite - Science Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJaLN4_Njk New Nissan Leaf https://electrek.co/2019/01/08/nissan-leaf-plus-62kwh/ Linus Looks at a "New" Asus Laptop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLDIgCGfzAk Some Intel-Based Mini PCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEhoSkcqd8U Lenovo Yoga Book C930 with E-Ink Display for Keyboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQT2sjmgflY Macbook Style Keyboard for iPad Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsa3uxEBLmk Monsterlabo "Fanless" (I saw one NF12 fan) PC - Eli the Computer Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PqB_ZG9J2A Eli the Computer Guy Walks the Show Floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22k4zW5C0JY Some Dancing at the Bodyfriend/Lambo Booth??? - Eli the Computer Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvsv6yrIjl8 Corsair Suite Tour - Paul's Hardware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAHnPLdnZaY Otterbox x Popsocket Case Hands-on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px9iNJSNZuA Nubia X - Dual-Screen Phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_D_MYURu5c Digital License Plate - Approved in Cali and Arizona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncdHaXhnpA Using Nissan Leaf as a Tesla Powerwall Alternative https://electrek.co/2018/11/28/nissan-energy-leaf-vehicle-to-home-building/ Lon.TV Checks out Pepcom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlCpQLlpAPc 1/09 Recap: The COOLEST Tech at CES 2019 - Techlinked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FHzCS6iwvc Meeting Linus - Eli the Computer Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkpOu1HODNA Autonomous Driving Stores - Eli the Computer Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2z0q5KW4HE LG Gram 17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZjyJy59hBM Bitwit Cooler Master Suite Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNYua1kwIc4 AMD New Products - 3rd Ryzen, Vega VII, and 7nm GN AMD Booth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcL4XFwptHo Paul's Hardware Keynote Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyV9nYzZKVk TechDeals Reacting Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD6iznYCA0I AMD Radeon VII Product Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uilkteCmqTI ROG Keycap Kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw0r1fOZJSI GN at Nvidia Suite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvaEkQb-tYc Samsung Notebook Flash: https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-notebook-flash-promises-speed-and-style-on-a-budget-at-ces-2019/ EVGA Z390 Dark - Jayztwocents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdbWjUAYMf4 Corsair One HPDT - Jayztwocents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_TPkzDvAbI Best Tech - TechSmartt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DgHdR-Wys Google Assistant Ride: Official Google Video 360°:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvB-0DQB2YY Android Central 180°: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_prge2fqtw GottaBeMobile (Regular Video but clearer, I recommend watching Google's then this one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI9zyd4DRbo LTT Looks at that Big Display From Dell/Alienware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbAvrkJdJMc LTT Nvidia Booth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOsJzV8yzic Impossible Burger 2.0 Review: https://www.cnet.com/news/impossible-burger-2-0-tasted-so-real-it-made-this-vegetarians-stomach-turn/ AT&T exec Defends Fake 5G Logo- Android Authority: https://www.androidauthority.com/att-defend-5g-e-logo-941978/ GN Gigabyte Suite Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GN4HQpCJWs LG Gram 2 in 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJTvMDXDEaM LifeProof Powerbank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m327ixCpfBU Nvidia CEO "Moore's Law is dead": https://www.cnet.com/news/moores-law-is-dead-nvidias-ceo-jensen-huang-says-at-ces-2019/ Cisco Looks Towards 6G https://www.zdnet.com/article/ces-2019-cisco-talks-6g/ And thats it for today. 1/10 Recap: Didn't do one. I was out all day. 1/11 Recap: Techlinked Day 5 Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgNX3gsuJ7g Apple and Samsung at CES: https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-samsung-steal-ces-2019/ Best Audio at CES - Android Authority: https://www.androidauthority.com/best-audio-of-ces-2019-942343/ Deepcool Suite Tour - HardwareCanucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXkk0KvJ3vQ Lian Li Suite Tour - Paul's Hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBiyaBu2q9E Panasonic 8K Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-J_PZO0Vjc LTT AMD Radeon VII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e9sFaBKSi4 SilverStone Suite Tour - GN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZmTyF5suBQ ASRock Suite Tour - Tech YES City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Y6tRNpMOo CES Final Thoughts - Eli the Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8hHrNA6pQc Honor View20 - Pocketnow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yf9EeZy17E Gigabyte 144Hz Monitor - Paul's Hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Mqq-EtnhY iBuyPower Booth - GN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-JvEuSW5Es ASUS TUF FX505 - HardwareCanucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eorHRQRADyk Intel And Streamlabs Streaming PC At CES 2019 - Wccftech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r5_kgyZyxE LTT: New Corsair One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXrAyu-iWEw Thermaltake Booth - HardwareCanucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqLbaVce1h8 Amazon vs Google: https://www.cnet.com/news/who-won-ces-2019-amazon-or-google/ CES 2019 Dispatch 2: Retro Games, Mini PCs, Fanless NAS, and more! - Lon.TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCLBieIT0l0 That's about it for the "major" content Creators are still putting out new CES videos, but alot of them past this point may be redundant.
  13. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Good luck for anymore updates this late. East Coast it is 2:24 am EST My timezone (middle of North America): 1:24 am CST Mountain Time (between me and West Coast): 12:24 AM MT West Coast: 11:24 PM PST there in Vegas (which is in NV (Nevada))
  14. This_guy1998

    Megathread: a noncomprehensive list of CES 2019

    Honestly, I can't wait for Nvidia to fill their next-gen product stack in the next year. I honestly can't wait for Intel's keynote (It seems like intel has been really working on IoT and other chips that are outside the regular PC market, ex. Drone 1000 light show and Intel Curie were a major part of their CES 2016 Keynote), so I'm excited for anything that happens in that keynote. AMD I want to see their next-gen GPUs and Ryzen 2. Other things I can't wait to be announced: 5G deployments from the big 3 carriers here in the US (on Verizon (phone) and ATT (iPad with unlimited) LTE in some areas I can get about 50mb/s down, 10-25mb/s up, so who knows what speeds we can see on 5G networks (I can think of a few uses in home/office use that this will be helpful)) Cars of the future (electric, autonomous, etc...) IoT and many more Tbh, since alot of big announcements happen outside of tech shows now, I kinda could care less (but still is appreciated) about the content around desktop and gaming PCs at CES now (Computex, press, and gaming events are a thing). I am excited about the possibilities of technology that is being used in ways that is hasn't been used before. Yes I do have a gaming PC, gaming laptop, and a dedicated Linux PC that are from within the last two years, but Moore's law is kinda leveling out everywhere (why do you think Intel and AMD both have physically huge chips on the high-end). So the some of the focus manufacturers are doing now is: what can we connect to the internet how can we make data centers more efficient so the consumer can use smaller and less powerful devices that offload the processing power to the cloud while having the same performance (my college does this with a good chunk of their general-use computer labs by using a VDI infrastructure to cut down on costs (both licensing, manpower, and energy) how can we engage the customer how can we produce and roll out this new technology as fast as we can while having quality, security, and effective costs (for both them and the consumer) Part of why I am majoring in IT is because I want to do good things, show people what technology can do, and help people with technology (been doing the last two for years already). I look forward to this thread. Because this will be the first year in three years I've been able to follow CES somewhat closely (last year, I was on vacation during CES so I kinda followed it but was busy doing other things a good chunk of the week and in 2017, I was a senior in High School and working in the evenings during the week of CES).
  15. This_guy1998

    AT&T nerfing its 5G network, Speedtest results are similar to 4G

    Remember ATT is faking 5G and is simply rebranding their areas that have faster LTE. They did the same thing (even got Apple to play along) when they were slow to roll out LTE by simply taking their faster 3g and rebranding it to 4G (on some devices it was HSPA+).
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