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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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    MSI C236A Workstation
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    2x G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB 2400mhz (With XMP) DDR4 RAM = 16 GB
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    Asus GTX 1070 Strix
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    Enermax Ostrog Black/White
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    970 Evo 256GB, 1 TB WD Blue, 2 TB WD Red, and a 320 GB WD Scripo Blue
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    EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze
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    22" Asus VE228 1920 x 1080 and a 34" LG 43WL500-B 2560 x 1080 on a WALI Arm (I share displays/desk with two builds)
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    Noctua NH-U12S in Push/Pull with Instrual PPC-3000 120mm fans and 2x Noctua NF-F12 Chromax 120mm fans
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    Bose Campanion 2
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    Windows 10 Education
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    Acer Pedator Helios 300 and Surface Go
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  1. @LinusTech Have you thought about partnering with Nalgene and doing a bottle with them?
  2. It's working for me now too. I'm in the same boat as you with the difference being my subscription is good til Nov though.
  3. Well Floatplane isn't working for me either. The first time I loaded it I got a CloudFlare error (Dallas is closest to me), then the second time it's stuck loading at this (see attached). @Slick @AJJaxNet Is FP down?
  4. As a user of both Linux and Windows, I think it would be common sense that everything may not work on the first try depending on what guides you use (I literally just had to nuke my Ubuntu install a few months back because I had screwed it up messing around with software and stuff). I use a mix of KVM (I've just started with messing around with advanced stuff like passthrough), VMWare (mostly because I use VMWare Workstation on my Windows PCs), and VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine. Recently I had to use a OS X VM image (which are available online) for an Operating Systems class and guess what? I was one of few people in that class that got the VM image supplied to work on my Windows PC (wouldn 't work on my Linux box), but that was after modifying the image (as per instructions for this image) and even then it was painfully slow to do the tasks required (I was running this on a NVME SSD, plenty of RAM and CPU too). Since hackintoshs are hit or miss thats why I won't use them and since Apple won't do Mac Clones nor have user fixable computers anymore, I guess I will never have a PC with MacOS (I really want to switch to MacOS because of Windows 10).
  5. My point was that unlike up there in Canada, US companies aren't required/pressured to do things like what happens up there. I know about finding a company that treats you well and such. My college has career services for free that helps students/alumni with jobs, plus I know people that have given me/offered me advise for jobs.
  6. My state (veries by state but Alot of the 50 states have the same laws) basically says it's up to the employer and gives "suggestions." My state is also "at-will" meaning they can fire you anytime for any reason (no probation period). The only way around the "at-will" is have a union (which is frowned at by most employers now, I personally have mixed feelings on them myself). Even other benefits/health insurance are kinda whatever too. I think it's neat hearing about other countries laws you don't normally hear about. I'm kinda jealous of y'all now.
  7. I guess the US is about that money and time then. Some employers still do holiday pay but that is getting less and leas common here.
  8. YOU GUY GET OFF FOR HOLIDAYS??? I say that because it still blows my mind you guys are required to be off on standard holidays. Here in the US the only people that are get off for standard holidays are government employees, banks (I guess because technically the FDIC is closed on holidays), and usually people that work education (if the school or such is closed). The private sector isn't required to be off (this varies by state). Working retail for the last 2.5 years has ruined holidays for me (I may be off of school, but then that typically means I am working) (my employer is only closed on Christmas). It also blows my mind that maturity leave is so long up there too.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.