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About LinusTech

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    Mr. Tech Tips
  • Birthday 1986-08-20

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    I am Linus. If you're on this forum you probably already know that.
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  1. Floatplane Help

    Sorry for the delay. Our customer care guy was supposed to stay already but had a personal thing come up that caused a delay. Whatever the issue is, we will be happy to refund whatever is the problem. Just please bear with us. It might take a little bit right now.
  2. Floatpllane apps?

    It's an "eventually" thing but it's not on the roadmap right now...
  3. I don't 'get' it. Can't see the appeal, have no desire to find it, would rather do any of a thousand other things...
  4. Nah I still find time to PLAY sports, but the justification to myself is that I gotta stay in shape. Gaming has no such defence so I find it very hard to make time for it.
  5. When I see stuff like this it makes me feel so old and out of touch. This is gonna be the generational gap between me and my kids I think.. esports and pro gaming. Then again I think it's only partially generational. I have no time for traditional pro sports either...
  6. unRAID VMs not booting + other questions

    If your plan is to use them as gaming machines with GPU pass through, it doesn't look like this will work very well. Maybe I've missed something here tho. If that works it'd be incredible.
  7. No, we just thought it was important to have some kind of presence in China.. so we adopted a group that was already pirating and translating our videos anyway
  8. Dollar Shave Club Information

    Our American audience dwarfs our Canadian one. There are more people in California alone than in all of Canada. That's why we generally address an American audience. That's what it is, sorry
  9. April 20, 2018 - The WAN Show Document

    We're not talking about brand name stuff, to be clear. Disagree all you want, but if it's not stolen, it's a commodity item, made of commodity metal. If it's really cheap, it's probably impure/fake. If it's a LITTLE bit cheap, then maybe the vendor can take slightly lower margin. But I've yet to see it make much difference.
  10. Main News Topics Apple iOS 11.3 updated leaves some repaired iPhone 8 devices without touch functionality Source 1: http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/feature-in-apples-latest-software-update-is-reportedly-causing-grief-for-iphone-8-owners/news-story/2988a3eca031109c4f000decf4cdde3a Source 2: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59jwvz/iphone-8-aftermarket-touchscreens-ios-update Many iPhone 8 owners have found their touchscreens no longer work after updating to iOS 11.3 This issue affects phones that have had their screens replaced with aftermarket displays - i.e., not repaired by an Apple authorized facility Issue is believed to be because of incompatibility a small chip that controls the screen and the aftermarket displays Apple has a long history of discouraging third-party repairs and the recent battery fiasco also has some folks up in arms about this new issue, but it’s also entirely possible that this is just an accidental bug with the software iFixit is currently trying to correct this issue on their replacement displays: https://ifixit.org/blog/9917/11-3-update-breaking-iphone-screens/ California the latest state to explore net neutrality protection after FCC repeal Source 1: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-net-neutrality-california-20180420-story.html Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/nations-toughest-net-neutrality-bill-passes-california-senate-committee/ The California legislature is attempting to restore net neutrality provisions similar to the ones used by the FCC before their recent repeal However, in addition to prohibiting “fast lanes,” throttling, blocking, and paid prioritization, it goes a step farther to prohibit “zero rating,” which is when use of a certain site (such as Netflix) doesn’t count against a user’s data cap ISPs say zero rating is consumer friendly but net neutrality advocates believe this is just another form of preference toward certain sites and services The bill needs to be passed by the California legislature and signed by Governor Brown - both chambers and the governor’s mansion are controlled by Democrats who have traditionally been more friendly toward net neutrality ISPs are opposing the bill and may challenge it in court if it’s signed into law - may try and argue federal preemption and/or that the bill unduly burdens interstate commerce Google Chat set to rival iMessage and displace SMS Source 1: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43836504 Source 2: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-chat-rcs-faq,news-27024.html Google wants to replace SMS on Android phones with a service simply called Chat through the Android Messages app Based on a new standard called RCS (Rich Communication Services) Supports video, read receipts, and higher-res images Mobile networks will have to opt-in. If a recipient doesn’t have Chat, the message will still be sent over SMS Other apps, such as Samsung’s messaging app, will support Chat What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Oppo Digital Ceasing development of new products Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/912316-oppo-digital-ceasing-development-of-new-products/ OP: NickTheMajin Source 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2018/04/02/oppo-shock-popular-av-brand-announces-that-its-time-to-say-goodbye/#71d2231e3acc Oppo is a high-end Chinese brand of AV equipment for enthusiasts - most known for Blu-Ray and DVD Support and updates will still be given Intel reportedly shutting down its smart glasses group Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/918180-intel-reportedly-shutting-down-its-smart-glasses-group/ OP: xriqn Source 2: https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-reportedly-shutting-down-smart-glasses-group/ Fitness trackers already included The glasses they were working on, called Vaunt, actually looked rather normal and used a low-power laser to beam images into the eye Is Intel giving up on AR for a while? ASUS AREZ https://hothardware.com/news/asus-announces-arez-radeon-graphics-cards-reaction-nvidia-gpp-limitations “The speculation is now over as ASUS announced its strong working partnership with AMD through the development of AREZ (derived from Ares, the Greek God of War) processors and software. There is some information about the AREZ graphic cards below and I’ve also attached the news release as well.” This is in response to NVIDIA’s partner program, which involves NVIDIA paying AIB partners to only use NVIDIA GPUs in their graphics cards AREZ is a new ASUS sub-brand just for AMD cards - is ASUS not interested in joining the partner program? Not just some new cards with AMD chips, but an entirely new branding scheme AMD’s Response to NVIDIA’s Partner Program Source 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAclArZrU1E Video description reads Imagine creation without freedom Selection without choice Progress without diversity Gamers live in a vibrant, inclusive and unique community Radeon graphics exist to preserve it U.S. ban on sales to China’s ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate Source 1: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-zte/u-s-ban-on-sales-to-chinas-zte-opens-fresh-front-as-tensions-escalate-idUSKBN1HN1P1 Source 2: US has recently banned American companies from selling parts or software to ZTE, which is based in China, after ZTE illegally shipped phones to Iran and North Korea that contained American parts - these countries are subject to US sanctions Huge problem for ZTE as they depend heavily on American-made parts, such as Qualcomm chips They may still be able to come to some kind of understanding with the US, but relations between ZTE and the US government were already soured after ZTE, along with Huawei, were called out by some members of the US Congress due to concern their phones might help China spy on the US NAND flash prices to keep dropping Source 1: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nand-flash-prices-will-continue-to-decline-due-to-oversupply.html Source 2: https://www.kitguru.net/components/memory/damien-cox/nand-flash-prices-are-declining-thanks-to-a-small-oversupply/ Flash memory is getting cheaper due to oversupply Price drop is expected to continue Although production will also be scaled back, this could make SSDs a little cheaper soon British Home Office says it’s ‘too expensive’ to delete millions of mugshots of innocent people Source 1: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/police-mugshots-innocent-people-cant-delete-expensive-mp-committee-high-court-ruling-a8310896.html Source 2: British courts have ruled that it’s against the law for authorities to retain images of innocent people en masse - this ruling was six years ago but the mugshots are still being retained Home Office says the images would all have to be deleted manually - difficult and time consuming Alternative is to upgrade the systems that house the national police database WhatsApp drug dealer convicted using fingerprints taken from photo Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17242204/whatsapp-drug-dealer-caught-fingerprints-photo-message-wales-police Source 2: This was in South Wales - a drug dealer was seen in a WhatsApp photo holding pills His face wasn’t visible, but his hand was Unclear which model phone took the photo, but it’s pretty clear that smartphone cameras have gotten pretty good and the Welsh police have said they’ll look to continue to use similar evidence in the future Apple might finally allow third-party Watch face support Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/15/17240746/apple-watch-third-party-face-watchos-code-rumor Source 2: https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/14/watchos-4-3-1-suggests-future-support-for-third-party-watch-faces/ Apple is notorious for keeping their device interfaces consistent, so this is somewhat surprising News was uncovered when a log message hinting at third-party watch faces was discovered in a watchOS update Although this appears to be related to watch faces only, and not other device functionality, it could bring a lot more choice to the experience of looking at your wrist
  11. great firewall And the Bilibili channel is official. Our translation team runs it.
  12. Kudus to LTT for the audio in the videos

    Thanks for the kind words
  13. Kudus to LTT for the audio in the videos

    First time for everything...
  14. Should we expect a server maintenance vid now?

    what he said ^
  15. Yo Linus - How are ya?

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    3. BadluckBrian


      @Cinnabar Sonardropping the tech was enough, not the employees! 

    4. TopHatProductions115


      He's at 37K! Woot-woot!!!