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CUDAcores89

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About CUDAcores89

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    I build things, but who doesn't?

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    At a scrapyard
  • Interests
    Computers, computer hardware, DIY activities and pretty much anything involving electronic stuff.
  • Occupation
    scrapyarding

System

  • CPU
    i7-5820k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X99 SLI
  • RAM
    8GB Team Group + Crucial 4GB + Kingston 4GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 4GB + 2 4-port PCIe SATA cards.
  • Case
    Fractal Define R5
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro, Samsung 830 series 256GB, Intel 320 series 40GB, HGST 2TB spinning rust
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000x Power supply
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 22" 1920x1080p monitor
  • Cooling
    Phantecs TC14PE
  • Keyboard
    Random HP keyboard
  • Mouse
    also random HP mouse
  • Sound
    no idea, some plain old dell speakers I rarely use
  • Operating System
    windows 10 pro 64-bit

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  1. SSDs are now 20 USD before taxes on newegg.

     

    There is ZERO excuse to not use an SSD.

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    2. Lurick

      Lurick

      20 USD per SSD :P

    3. TopHatProductions115

      TopHatProductions115

      I could say that about an older 32GB SSD. Doesn't mean that I should run out and grab it 😂 Perhaps USD/GB unit in order?

    4. BLLDoesTech

      BLLDoesTech

      got me a 120GB at Microcenter for 20 yesterdday

  2. CUDAcores89

    Ryzen CPU for work/gaming

    Wait what about a case... And an SSD... I Mean you can build your PC in a cardboard boxcand use an HDD as a boot drive, but one will speed up boot times drastically and the other will not be a fire hazard.
  3. Why dont they make music like this anymore :(

     

     

  4. CUDAcores89

    ISP Copyright Infringement Email Notice

    I heard torrenting is a much bigger deal in the UK because they have more regulations so music industies get paid and such. Like some UK ISPs actively block the piratebay and porn sites. Of course that doesnt seem to happen as much in the US.
  5. CUDAcores89

    ISP Copyright Infringement Email Notice

    I remember one time my dads computer got a virus that vasically turned his computer into a seedbox that sent out all manner of coryrighted content like far cry 4 and other cracked AAA titles that some website was selling. We got an email about it, and of course I got rid of the virus. Apparently said virus had sent out over 1TB of bandwidth if just far cry 4 alone.
  6. CUDAcores89

    When will LTX 2019 be?

    Ended up booking the trip with me + my friend today. Prices below are in USD. Signed up for two credit cards from amex, the Biz platinum for the 100K Sign up bonus and the amex biz gold for the 50K sign up bonus. I (had) 150K MR points sitting in my account. All I had to do was pay my tuition with both the cards and bam, spend met. My friend is also coming and he is paying for his ticket in cash, so We booked the flight with air Canada. Two connecting flights to get there, and no connecting flights back. Total cost was 50K points + $375 of fuel charges, taxes and fees. Friend is okay with this arrangement as I will be paying everything else like the room, food, and public transit, plus a ticket purely in cash would cost around $700 per person anyway. I'm okay with it because he just paid all the fuel charges and taxes on my and his air ticket + some of the hotel. Got a room at airbnb for 3 nights for $301 in gastown. Nothing glamours. Vancouver convention center is 15 minutes away walking. Total cost so far: $676 and 50K in MR points. MR points balance still at 100K. Subtract the $500 my friend is paying me and we're left with a cost out of (my) pocket of $176 so far. Thank you american express for making this travel possible. I will be sure to continue to churn your credit cards as long as you keep paying these trips for me. I did some shopping around and an air Canada reward redemption was the cheapest aside from taking the greyhound all the way there and back. Finally, this is why the Churning subreddit is so popular, because you can get heavily discounted or even free flights doing this stuff.
  7. I wonder if there will be anything like the "delidded" tier for LTX 2019?

     

    I would pay $500 CAD to have dinner with linus. What is that like $3 USD lol jk.

  8. CUDAcores89

    LTX 2018 Announcement!

    So will there be anything like the "delidded" tier for LTX 2019?
  9. So when can we buy the LTX 2019 tickets?

     

    Me and my friend are both going. I've already booked the flight for both of us, and our hotel.

     

    Hopefully they start selling the tickets soon AND they don't run out, because that would suck SOOOOO much because then I would have to go and try to cancel shit.

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    2. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      Who am I gonna play modded minecraft with, though?

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      Image result for ouran pouting gif

      ME!!!! I really got to redo my pack though. I've got a pack that currently works except for the minimap.

      I miss my minimap. Also I think I don't need galacticraft as much as I thought. I HATE having to deal with 2 different tins ores/ingots...

      I'm gonna start with these basics on 1.7.10 and go from there:

      IC2 and addons

      Buildcraft

      Extended Farming

      Extra biomes

      Railcraft

      Steve's Carts (Maybe)

      DDoors (Maybe)

      Nether Ores

      NEI

      Twilight Forest

       

      Are there any others I'm missing? I'm sure there's something

       

    4. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      WAILA and WAWLA. Might wanna head over to PMs or Discord so as to not spam people ;)

  10. CUDAcores89

    Motherboard 6 Pin Connector

    I had to use the one on my X99 system, but then again that computer had like 4 high end RAID cards plugged into it at the time so I guess the PCIe slots were starved of power.
  11. Boring uneventful day today

    1. linustouchtips

      linustouchtips

      pretty much how all my days go

  12. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283865-rumors-once-again-surface-that-intel-could-purchase-amd

     

    I cant imagine this happening for several reasons, but the biggest one is the antitrust laws we have in the US. 

     

    Having all x86 made by one company would be a monopoly, and its already bad enough with only two players.

     

    I doubt this will happen and if it did, it would be very, VERY bad for consumers even if you are a super hardcore intel fanboy that believes AMD should just die, because this would allow intel to sit on their ass and produce nothing new like they did during the AMD FX days.

     

    Really dont think this will ever happen, I expect its just intel corporate stirring up some nonsense to generate press.

     

     

    1. Damascus

      Damascus

      I doubt intel will buy AMD if it because they'll immediately get hammer by monopoly taxes/fines

    2. CUDAcores89

      CUDAcores89

      @Damascus They wouldn't even have a chance to be fined. The FTC or some other governing body would likely block the merger.

  13.  

     

    John stossel at it again

    1. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      much of life goes on without government? someone needs to take some political science courses. Also I have people in my family not receiving paychecks right now, about to lose their car. of course kids are still using the playground and adults are still at the grocery store. But that's not indicative of whether or not the shutdown is affecting people. Sure once the shutdown is over, my brother in law will get paid, but by then the car he uses to go to work might be gone. some things he says I can understand, but he hasn't done enough research into this. He says the wall is not why we're shutdown, but it is. Trump said, if we don't get the wall, we shutdown. plain and simple it is about that. he needs to step back, do some better journalism and come back with some good facts

    2. CUDAcores89

      CUDAcores89

      @Jtalk4456

       

      As he talked about, govermnent workers not being paid is a major problem. But workers not being paid is a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

       

      Also, why did your brother in law choose to finance a vehicle? I drive a 2007 chevy impala I paid $2000 in cash for. I do not finance things I cannot afford unless they will make me money and a car does not. Ultimately all a car needs to do is get you from point A to point B, and a 1998 craigslist toyota corolla will do that. Why did your brother in law not purchase a used vehicle?

       

      Second, every person should have an emergency fund for situations like these. I find it completely embarassing that people are spending so close to their paycheck they cannot afford a few weeks with no money. I personally have enough cash to pay for 3 months of living expenses on my own meaning if my parents completely cut me off tomorrow, I would have 3 months to figure things out. Why people are having to ask for loans because they cant go a few weeks without pay just absolutely bewilders me.

       

      Do I feel sorry for your brother in law? Yes, of course I do. I am not some senseless person who has no heart.

       

      Is this your brother in laws fault? No, of course not. Your brother in law working for the government did not cause this.

       

      Is it your brothers in laws responsibility to have a few months of cash sitting around to cover emergencies like these? Yes. Maybe this sill teach your brother in-law to build an emergency fund in case this happens again or better yet, get a job in the private sector.

       

      John stossel is is making a statement that while the mainstream media co tinues to scream about the chaos caused by the government shutdown, we havent exactley seen that. The police are still patrolling the streets protecting the citizens and firefights are still ready to respond to emergencies. We are not seeing riots in the streets or chaos in stores because of the shutdown.

       

      Is this about the wall? Of course it is. But the fact is the federal and state government collects about 5 trillion dollars in taxes every year, and 5 billion dollars is 0.00001% of the total tax revenue the government recieves every year. That is so absolutely tiny and the government wastes so much money on other things, just give trump his damn wall. We have bigger fish to fry like social security.

       

      Unfortunently for the trump, the democrats will never let trump have his wall not because of the cost, but because latinos are the democrats voter base. The democrats want to allow anyone to come into our country no matter what their skill set, and then let those same people suck our taxes away through our welfare system while paying in nothing themselves. A wall would prevent this from happening and the democrats do not want to lose their voter base. 

       

      Every single country in the world has very strict immigration requirements and only qllows foreigners to gain citizenship IF they ha e demonstrated to the government they have applicable skills and jave something to controbute to the country. Yet the US seems to be different and just lets anyone in regardless of their skill, to continue to mooch off of our welfare state.

       

      John stossel is illustrating the point that for the 99.75% of employeed americans who work in the private sector, the government is not needed. Tge private sector seems to be doing just fine of a job of keeping things under control.

       

      Unfortunately your brother has a governement job and thus has been caught up in this mess, which is not his fault. But maybe this will help illustrate how the private sector can (usually) do a better job and not be affected by the political wills of someone else.

       

      Allowing individuals to make the best choices for themselves is key to having a prosperous, productive society. Its sad to say, but the democrats seem to want to force us to do things against our will, regardless of if it benifets us or not.

       

      Is some government still essential? Of course! The government needs to be there to protect us from crime with police, settle disputes with a court system, and protect us from invaders with a millitary. Beyond that, government is best left out of our lives.

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

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      1. Also, why did your brother in law choose to finance a vehicle?  I do not finance things I cannot afford unless they will make me money and a car does not.

      2. Second, every person should have an emergency fund for situations like these. I find it completely embarassing that people are spending so close to their paycheck they cannot afford a few weeks with no money. I personally have enough cash to pay for 3 months of living expenses on my own meaning if my parents completely cut me off tomorrow, I would have 3 months to figure things out. Why people are having to ask for loans because they cant go a few weeks without pay just absolutely bewilders me. Is it your brothers in laws responsibility to have a few months of cash sitting around to cover emergencies like these? Yes. Maybe this sill teach your brother in-law to build an emergency fund in case this happens again or better yet, get a job in the private sector.

      3. John stossel is is making a statement that while the mainstream media co tinues to scream about the chaos caused by the government shutdown, we havent exactley seen that. The police are still patrolling the streets protecting the citizens and firefights are still ready to respond to emergencies. We are not seeing riots in the streets or chaos in stores because of the shutdown.

      4. That is so absolutely tiny and the government wastes so much money on other things, just give trump his damn wall. We have bigger fish to fry like social security.

      5. The democrats want to allow anyone to come into our country no matter what their skill set, and then let those same people suck our taxes away through our welfare system while paying in nothing themselves. A wall would prevent this from happening and the democrats do not want to lose their voter base. 

      6. Every single country in the world has very strict immigration requirements and only qllows foreigners to gain citizenship IF they ha e demonstrated to the government they have applicable skills and jave something to controbute to the country. Yet the US seems to be different and just lets anyone in regardless of their skill, to continue to mooch off of our welfare state.

      7. John stossel is illustrating the point that for the 99.75% of employed americans who work in the private sector, the government is not needed. The private sector seems to be doing just fine of a job of keeping things under control.

      8. Unfortunately your brother has a governement job and thus has been caught up in this mess, which is not his fault. But maybe this will help illustrate how the private sector can (usually) do a better job and not be affected by the political wills of someone else.

      9. Its sad to say, but the democrats seem to want to force us to do things against our will, regardless of if it benefits us or not.

      10. Is some government still essential? Of course! The government needs to be there to protect us from crime with police, settle disputes with a court system, and protect us from invaders with a millitary. Beyond that, government is best left out of our lives.

       

      @CUDAcores89 

      1. Not everyone can afford to buy even a cheap used car outright. And that's not always the best option, either. Buying a cheap used car can come with lots of costly repairs that negate any savings by buying the car used

      2. Sorry but that's not feasible for everyone. If you make just enough to live on, there's no money to put aside for savings. I'm glad you're in a position where you can save money and make those good choices, but to assume others are just choosing not to save money is not realistic.

      3. Certain things are still working yes, but to say we haven't seen any issues is just wrong. First off some issues have already happened. Towns where most of the jobs in the area are federal or military are suffering. Not just the people not getting paid, but businesses not making money because their customers aren't getting paid. I can't remember the name of the town, but there was one that had almost all jobs in the area come from federal jobs and the businesses in the town were basically empty because no one was getting paid. Second, some effects haven't happened yet, but will happen if the shutdown continues. Such as food stamps.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/prolonged-shutdown-could-leave-millions-without-food-stamps-hit-small-n955136

      I don't think you're heartless or anything, but it seems you are ignoring the reality of some people's financial situations. According to 2017 census data, almost 40 million Americans live in poverty. Those people likely can't afford to put money aside, or pay up front for a car. As much as we would like to believe everyone has options to do whatever they want and make the best decisions, this isn't the case for 15% of the population

      4. But as I said it will actually make immigration worse, so why give it to him? I sympathize that the gov needs to not be shutdown, but if you are worried about immigration so much, then are you willing to make that problem worse just to feed his ego long enough to reopen? Also when dem's won't give it to him, part of that is not wanting to feed his ego, because then he will demand more things he wants. Psychologically this is no different than me being firm and saying no when my kid whines because they want a lolipop in the checkout line. the lolipop wouldn't be a serious issue to give them, but if i give in to their whining, they'll continue to whine about other things, knowing that whining gets me to give in. Not saying I condone this on the scale we're talking, but just for comparison.

      5. I keep hearing this rumor from people, but I don't know where it started. Dem's do NOT want open borders or people without skills, that's simply not true. And immigrants aren't the ones sucking up our public welfare system

      https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/dont-blame-immigrants-bloated-welfare-state

      https://4thworldmovement.org/immigrants-come-use-welfare/

      US citizens use it far more than immigrants, and in most cases, immigrants even legal don't even qualify. These assumptions are just false.

      I don't want open borders any more than you, but I also don't want to spend billions on a wall that will hurt foreign policy in the future, and do nothing, or even hurt, our immigration issue. And as much as 5b is nothing to the whole of the government, that's still a lot of money that could be put towards things that help instead of hurt.

      6. You seem to be ignoring refugees in the equation, either leaving them out of your point, or not wanting to let them in. If it's the latter, then it boils down to an ideology dispute that I've tried to engage peacefully in before, but to no avail. I'm not going to argue that part of the ideology, but I will point out that you're not leaving room for them, and something has to give, they will go somewhere or die. 

      7. That number is pulled out of thin air and is entirely inaccurate. As I provided stats for, roughly 15% of the population is in poverty, and the food stamp program alone is used by roughly 14% of the US population. Without food stamps, many will not have the groceries they need. Many use the FHA to get a home with low interest mortgages. Without these many will be homeless. without a home, it is rather hard to get or maintain a steady job and get to a better financial point

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/04/17/the-surprisingly-simple-way-utah-solved-chronic-homelessness-and-saved-millions/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f87bd59d949a

      Turns out, by giving homes to the homeless, you can actually save money

      8.  I'm not doubting the need for the private sector to provide competition where the government doesn't need to be or isn't good at. But the private sector is about making money. It'd be hard to find a private sector giving food stamps or providing fha loans. most forms of welfare from the government wouldn't work in the private sector since it's giving away money. So no matter how much of the rest of the government gets privatized, a shutdown will always hurt a large part of the country

      9. Simply not true. That is a blanket statement that a lot of people don't agree with at all.

      10. I agree, and as I pointed out in a previous status update, immigration courts are currently halted due to the shutdown, which means that illegals that are up for deportation currently are getting a nice free pass to stay a while, since their hearing will get pushed to the back of the line if and when the gov reopens. Hence the irony of the reason Trump is keeping the gov shutdown :)

       

  14. If your profile pic your doggo?

     

    Edit: Hmm, looks like we'll never know. Last login was August 2018.

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