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  1. Pelle on this one
  2. Is the "winning pizzas" thing from the Intel security sponsorship spot an intended reference to hacking or was that just a different creative idea than the usual stuff? 


    I feel it was like an easter egg or something 

  3. AMD RYZEN 7 CPUs bring performance on par with Intel's best at a much lower price Buy AMD RYZEN on Amazon:
  4. this is awesome. Great idea.
  5. No. If you use one cooler or another cooler the thermal energy released into the room will be identical either way.
  6. will happen. Still working on the workflow.
  7. Not me. Sorry to bust your bubble
  8. Careful with that advice, there. The best way to measure the performance of a CPU heatsink or water block is with a temperature DELTA. So if someone at 20C can achieve 50C on his or her CPU at a given fan speed. That's a delta of 30C. So at 40C ambient, that same cooler (give or take) would sit around 70C - assuming the same fan speed. Better cooling is still better. As for water cooling vs air cooling affecting your room temperature, that is absolutely, irrefutably, 100% a myth. Don't mess with the laws of thermodynamics. You will not win.
  9. And now it's mine. BANNED.
  10. Don't make me use this:
  11. ^ banned for shitposting.
  12. It's not going to happen because I don't like scrolling past them. I find them distracting.
  13. At around $600 for a decent spec, the HP Wave seems to be the top "budget" pick if you're looking for a "trashcan" PC. But is it?... Buy on Amazon:
  14. Main News Topics PewDiePie dropped by Disney after anti-Semitic stunt Source 1: Source 2: Pew Die Pie’s channels and network are run by Maker Studios, owned by Disney Disney said he crossed the line with some of his videos. video from January shows two Indian men paid by Pew Die Pie’s to hold up a sign that says “Death to all Jews.” total of 9 videos posted since August 2016 that featured Nazi imagery or anti-Semitic humor Pew Die Pie said the video was meant to demonstrate how far people will go if they get paid to do something, but he didn’t think they would actually do it. Other videos show Nazi imagery in a satirical way. Pew Die Pie’s channel was already part of Maker Studios when the Walt Disney Co. bought Maker in 2014 YouTube also removed Pew Die Pie’s channel from eligibility for its preferred-advertising program YouTube canceled the second season of his reality show Scare PewDiePie, Pew Die Pie insists his humor is satirical and absurdist in nature; the ambiguity is why the content went unchallenged for so long. Samsung heir arrested as part of South Korea's government scandal Source 1: Source 2: Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal Lee is a suspect in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment President Park Geun-hye in December Alleged: Samsung paid tens of millions of dollars, along with a $830,000 horse, for president to exert pressure on Korea’s national pension service to support a merger of two Samsung Group companies. The merger would make it easier for Jay Y. to gain control over Sumsung. Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd fell 1.4 per cent Shares in Samsung C&T Corp, (the holding company of Samsung Group) were down 2.8 per cent RyZen specs & prices leaked Source 1: Source 2: The leak originates from an internal product list of a Chinese retailer. Ryzen 5 1400X and 1300 offer the specs and performance you’d expect from an i7 quad-core chip (albeit at slightly lower clock speeds) for two thirds to a half of the cost. Entry level Ryzen chips: two quad-core chips without multi-threading- both cheaper than Intel’s dual core i3-7350K. All Ryzen chips feature fully unlocked multipliers, so all Ryzen chips are overclocking ready right out of the box. Buzzfeed & Facebook try to break readers out of their social media bubbles Source 1: Source 2: Social media creates echo chambers where people with like-minded ideas don’t listen to others, and false information spreads virally. BuzzFeed’s “Outside Your Bubble” feature will appear at the bottom of its widely-shared articles. The idea is get readers to understand the viewpoints of people who don’t think like them. A BuzzFeed staffer will curate different opinions from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, blogs, and elsewhere with help from data tools. Zuckerberg: “Over time, our community will identify which sources provide a complete range of perspectives so that content will naturally surface more” Dad who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook loses in court Source 1: Source 2: Man (accidentally at first) live-streamed birth of his son to 120,000 viewers Major media outlets aired clips Man sues several media outlets Loses because of “fair use”: “Where pictures or videotapes themselves are the focus of a major news story, news reporters may make brief use of selected footage to explain to the public what the story is about.” YouTube will kill unskippable 30-second ads next year Source 1: Source 2: YouTube giving lots of notice that these ads are gone next year There will be shorter unskippable ads "I’m reading this as a signal that YouTube is very worried about Facebook...Their video offering is becoming ever more attractive to brands by the day, and YouTube is panicking." Bill Gates says robots that take your job should pay taxes Source 1: Just because a worker isn't technically "alive" doesn't mean it can make money for nothing The system would be similar to how the government takes a portion of people's wages Idea consistent with a future of part time work by humans who receive a Living Wage Companies who profit from automation have to increase the standard of living at home, not hide profits offshore Elon Musk creates The Boring Company to dig tunnels Source 1: Source 2: Tweet from Dec: “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…” Tunnelling industry status quo sucks: “It’s basically a billion dollars a mile,” Musk says. “That’s crazy.” Musk hopes to build a much faster tunneling machine and use it to dig thousands of miles Eventually creating a vast underground network that includes as many as 30 levels of tunnels for cars and high-speed trains such as the Hyperloop. Objections: Wouldn’t having hundreds of feet of hollow tunnels destabilize the ground? Nope: “The earth is big, and we are small. We are so f---ing small you cannot believe it.” Tunnels, on the other hand, would represent a 3D transportation network. It’s an independent company that could benefit from Trump’s infrastructure deals Nintendo Switch system menus leaked Source 1: a video of the system software and the initial setup for the console posted Game purchases and downloads will now be linked to an online account rather than to a particular console. The system settings show 6GB of the 32GB built-in storage is taken up by system software. Can be expanded via microSD. From "Sleep Mode," tapping the home button brings up a quick menu with a news feed sidebar and what appears to be a screen of the last app/game you were using. To awake from sleep, you have to tap a single button three times in a row. The screen brightness is controlled by an analog touchscreen slider. This is a change from the DS/3DS/Wii U, which only had five discrete brightness levels accessible There are slots for 8 separate users in the system software, each can have their own nickname and pre-set icon. There are 2 default themes: "Basic Black" and "Basic White" to choose from in the base system. You can download more. The "News" section is already populated with Switch-centric tips such as "All about charging" and "Where do I put in the SD card." The eShop doesn't seem to be functional yet, though. Unreal Engine 4.15 supports Nintendo Switch, HDR, & AFR for Nvidia SLI Source 1: Source 2: Unreal engine lost market share to (mostly free) Unity Baked-in support makes it easier for developers to port games Experimental support for HDR for PC gamers The engine can only output HDR using Nvidia cards under the Direct3D 11 API or on devices that support Apple's Metal graphics API. Rendering paths for 1000-nit and 2000-nit displays are also supported. Support for Alternate Frame Rendering in Nvidia SLI configurations Rapid Fire A Weird Canadian Tax Incentive Could Get Space Mining Off the Ground Source 1: Source 2: Asteroids are believed to be rich in valuable minerals like gold and platinum; retrieving them is looking increasingly possible. AND Space agencies say future missions must rely on the availability of local resources for support The Tax incentive is called Flow-through Shares flow-through shares shift expenses of exploration from the mining company to their investors to use against their own incomes. the company's expensive initial steps are financed, and investors get lower tax bills. Flow through shares were what really created that huge mining exploration industry in Canada USB Killer now lets you fry most Lightning and USB-C devices for $55 Source 1: USB stick i immediately fries 95% of devices Now 1.5x more powerful: pumps out 8-12 surges per second Can also buy an adaptor pack, which lets you kill test devices with USB-C, Micro USB, and Lightning ports! Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially Plural Source 1: Fans argued about the ambiguity of the title: is JEDI singular or plural? Foreign language posters have confirmed that it’s plural Nintendo: NES Mini production IS NOT cancelled Source 1: Source 2: A few European retailers said Nintendo told them production is over and there will be 2 more shipments going out then that's it Nintendo says the machines are selling really well and will continue to ship regularly The rumours caused a spike in underground markets and resale prices (Ebay etc) Rumour: Nokia 3310 is returning to market! Source 1: Source 2: Famously indestructible ‘dumbphone’ that’s easy to use and has Snake Will cost $65 Who wants it? Great ‘second phone’ for corporate use & blue collar (construction) jobs. HMD said they’re targeting emerging markets like India, Brasil, and Sub-saharan Africa HMD Global develops phones under Nokia brand name They already released a "dumb phone" called the Nokia 150 runs on Series 30+ software platform, rather than Android. Valve’s CEO: VR could “turn out to be a complete failure” Source 1: "We're optimistic. We think VR is going great. It's going in a way that's consistent with our expectations," "we're also pretty comfortable with the idea that it will turn out to be a complete failure”. He says the lack of compelling VR content is hurting more than the high prices "I can't point to a single piece of content that would cause millions of people to justify changing their home computing..." he said. "If you took the existing VR systems and made them 80 percent cheaper, that's still not a huge market. There's still not a really incredibly compelling reason for people to spend 20 hours a day in VR... There's an old joke that premature cost reduction is the root of all evil." Police Dept. Lost Years of Evidence after not paying Cyberattack ransom of $4,000 Source 1: Russian hackers placed ransomware on police dept. Computers Asked for $4000 worth of BitCoin, the prefered ransom currency Police decided to pay it Cases affected because crucial video evidence no longer exists! Valuable health data often a target