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About CUDAcores89

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    I build things, but who doesn't?

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  • 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. When will the robots kill us all?

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    2. Dan Castellaneta
    3. TopHatProductions115

      TopHatProductions115

      Not me - 

      *takes space shuttle to pre-prepared colony on Mars*

    4. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      when musk finishes his cyborg dragon

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  3. As of today I currently have 6 credit cards. I am not even legally old enough to drink yet:

     

    2x amex cards - 6% back on groceries, the second one I just signed up for a 75,000 point bonus equal to 5 free nights at cheap hilton hotels.

    1x chase card - 5% back in rotating categories

    1x discover card - 5% back in rotating categories

    1x capital one card - 1.25% back on everything. Only keeping for the history.

    1x paypal credit card - 3% back on everything

     

    No debt on any of the cards. Never paid a cent in interest

     

    Credit score at 710.

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    2. Densetsu

      Densetsu

      image.png.cbeeb98971b683f5770464cc21e5da1d.png

      Right after reading this, this pops up in YT.

      Gotta love data collection.

    3. ImplosiveNUTech
    4. pinksnowbirdie

      pinksnowbirdie

      @ImplosiveNUTech ah I'd be seeing my bf in ATL

      A bit cheaper than hopping over to his city which is a 3 hours drive away from atl

  4. Pooping at least once is reccomended

  5. Let me ask everyone one simple, very basic question:

     

    Why do corporations and businesses exist? 

     

    Explain what you believe below.

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    2. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

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      Why do 1. corporations and 2. businesses exist?

      2. well if businesses didn't exist there is no market...

      1. supposed to exist so that the business is it's own entity and has greater accountability from shareholders and boards.

      currently exists to allow for legal loopholes and tax loopholes Allowing PeoPle to make ridicuLous amounts of monEy without making a better product or accepting any responsibility to flaws and design errors

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      Why is everyone reacting with funny face to mine? I was answering seriously... so confused

    4. Ryan_Vickers

      Ryan_Vickers

      To make the most money they can.  In a healthy environment, the path to doing so is good for consumers and the planet, and thus humanity as a whole, but that may not always be the case.  This environment can be crafted either by regulations or a market that rewards and punishes certain behaviours.

  6. Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

    Mine bitcoin using the free electricity bundled into the cost of your dorm room. Yes, people do this: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/college-students-are-secretly-mining-bitcoin-in-their-dorms-on-room-check-days-i-have-to-put-a-blanket-over-it-2018-03-29 I consider it a way for my to take back some of my tuition by gaming a free service available to me.
  7. Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

    I said my proposal could get you a much better deal. I didn't say anything about it being easy. Personally I will be perfectly happy to wait an additional week + order a small screwdriver set, RAM, SSD and CPU and wait for them to come in if it means I can save $200 and get a laptop with similar specs to the ones above. Many schools have public computers you can use in the mean time. Just like recently I had to replace the clutch in my car. I could either bring it to a mechanic to do it for me for $700, OR I could buy all the tools to do it myself (which I did) and watch some youtube videos online. The total cost for the project was $400 and my car is up and running again. Not only that but I now have a new socket set, floor jack and jack stands to do the same job in the future. In economics you will often hear the term opportunity cost come up in your classes a lot. Opportunity cost is essentially what you are losing to choose to perform one action instead of something else. For example, if I was a manufacturer of both cars and computers and I could manufacture a combination of 10 cars or 20 computers, then my opportunity cost of manufacturing an additional car is 2 computers. Similarly my opportunity cost of manufacturing an additional computer is 1/2 a car. The same logic can be applied here. If I had gone to a mechanic to have my clutch replaced, this would've cost me $700 + my time to drive to the mechanic to get my car fixed, then go pick up the car. Let's say this costs me $700 + a total of 4 hours of my time. The second option was I repair it myself. This option takes much longer to perform but for me it works out because as a college student, my time is worth very little (financially speaking). Let's say this option costs $400 + 14 hours of my time. Since I am a college student with no job currently, my time is technically worth $0 since I am not bringing in income. But for this comparison we will pretend I am making a wage of $10 per hour, which I consider very generous for this example. Let's go back and re-evaluate these numbers: Cost for mechanic: $700 + 4 hours (Time I could have spent working) X $10 = $740 total cost after factoring in my time Cost for repair by me: $400 tool cost + 14 hours of my time X $10 an hour = $540. Not only did I save $200, but I now have an asset in the form of tools and knowledge that I didn't previously have to do the job next time. The whole point: My point is the opportunity cost for a student is likely very low as your time is worth maybe minimum wage, espiecally since linus's target audience is likely high-schoolers and recent college students. Let's use another example comparing the Acer Nitro 5 laptop with 16GB of RAM (for $878 on amazon) with the Eulktronics offer above + installing your own parts. Let's say you value your time at $10 an hour since as a high school student, the best job you can hope to get is flipping burgers at $10 an hour (for most people). I am also going to pretend the additional parts cost of really $200 now since we need to buy 16GB of RAM to match the nitro 5 machines specs. Acer nitro 5 configuration: laptop is $878 + 1 hour of your time X $10 = $898 total Eulktronics configuration: laptop is $400 + $200 in parts + 5 hours of your time to learn how to upgrade the machine X $10 = $650. After factoring in my time, I will still come out on top with the eulktronics configuration by ~$250 as my time is worth very little. After finally doing the math for both, the ONLY time that it would make sense to pick up that acer gaming laptop is if your income is valued at or above $70 an hour. Now let me ask you, what the hell kind of student has a job with an after-tax income of $70 an hour? There are plenty of adults who don't even have that kind of salary. Also even if you actually did make that kind of money, you wouldn't be looking at budget laptops in the first place. You can probably afford to be a little looser with your money. This is my biggest problem with the video. It's not the price, but it's just that the LTT team has made a video that is not suitble for it's intended target audience as it would be a more prudent decision financially for students to use alternative methord of purchasing a laptop like a barebones machine, or even a used or refurb machine. If this video had been titled "best laptops of 2018" or even "best laptops for students" but made some sort of clarification that there are better deals to be found if you are willing to seek alternative methods, then it would have been totally okay.
  8. what if squarespace renamed itself to cubespace?

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    2. TopHatProductions115

      TopHatProductions115

      Squarespace is a 2-D service. I doubt that they can actually understand the next dimension up :P lol

    3. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      They would upgrade, and because it's now 3D(say holograms actually become a thing), they have to change their name to go with it.

       

      Cubespace.

       

      And then just to stick it to Kongregate: Gamecubespace.

    4. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      cubespace, now with raytracing

  9. Best Laptops for Students.. and anyone on a budget

    To me a budget laptop needs to cost under $600. You guys didn't even look at the Eluktronics W650KK1 barebones gaming laptop for $400 shipped on their webiste. http://www.eluktronics.com/W650KK1-BYO The rest of the parts can be bought used like the CPU, RAM, and SSD and popped in. You could end up having yorself a gaming laptop that trades blows with machines 2-3 times the price for $500. They also have a version with a GTX 1060 for $600: http://www.eluktronics.com/N950KP6-BYO
  10. Many motherboard manufacturers publish a QVL list of the RAM that is certified to be compatible with their motherboards. I mean we can't do ALL the work for you!
  11. Android apps you can't live without?

    the android OS app, because without that my phone would be a brick.
  12. Every time i type "th" into google it autofills "thicc".

    Google knows what i like ;)

    1. WhisperingKnickers

      WhisperingKnickers

      Those thicc new bank account rewards programs ;)

    2. Dan Castellaneta
    3. CUDAcores89

      CUDAcores89

      @WhisperingKnickers Instead of seaching "bank account bonuses september 2018" I will search "thicc bank bonuses" instead xD.

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    1. ScratchCat

      ScratchCat

      Photons have no rest mass but exist.

  14. If nvidia wants developers to support ray tracing, then they should have included it on their ENTIRE product line, otherwise dev support will be minimal or non existant just like we had with the now dying SLI. I also dont really get why they did this because nvidia likely has a patent on this stuff, so they may be able to collect rotalties for game engines that use ray tracing. This doesnt seem like a very good move long term financially for nvidia, but it does seem like a quick way to save a buck but only short term. This will likely very much hobble the development of ray tracing. Finally even after factoring ray tracing if the performance per dollar is not better than the previous generation, i will pass. My argument is what the hell is the point of buying newly released computer hardware if it doesnt give me more performance per dollar than the previous generation? The whole POINT of moores law is computers will become faster for the same price or the same speed for a lower price every few years. If that doesnt end up happening, then not a single sensebile person should buy ANY of the 2000 series GPUs. Why would you buy a more expensove product when i can get last generation for less?
  15. My friend: Credit card debt is bad!

     

    Me: you are correct, but only 99.5% correct.

     

    The ONLY time where it makes financial sense to take out credit card debt is if you were going to buy bitcoin at the beginning of 2017, then start selling it off in chunks when it hit the $10,000 mark.

     

    That's about it, at least from a financial perspective. The only other time I would carry credit card debt is if you had nowhere to turn to and were considering a payday loan, those are even worse.

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    2. CUDAcores89

      CUDAcores89

      Correct. Dave ramsey believes that all debt is bad, even when the debt is being used to make you more money. 

       

      What I was trying to say is that debt can be good or it can be bad, but it depends on what you are using it for. In my example above, it is good debt because I am making money. Bad debt is for anything that costs you money, like a loan to buy a nice new TV or furniture, as this doesn't make any sense since those things lose value, and I will not be paid to own these things.

       

       

       

    3. 2FA

      2FA

      A lot of people don't realize that even with a credit card, you should still only spend what you normally can afford. It's also an incredibly easy way to build credit as you can put your gas and groceries on it, things you would normally pay for with cash or debit anyways, and just pay it off that month without interest being applied.

    4. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      dave ramsey is just a scheme to sell video courses to gullible people who really can't afford to buy those courses. 

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