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  1. The old thread in the vBulletin forum got lost in the migration (don't worry I still have access to it and I'll still look at it) so I'm creating a new one. Guidelines 1. Video should be possible to watch in 1-2 minutes. 2. No elaborate props. If we can't shoot it in the white box with a couple of demonstrative pieces, it's probably not feasible. 3. Keep it simple! The idea here is to simplify computer concepts to the point where your mom can understand it. Not looking for "how to peel the ramspreaders off your memory" I will read these suggestions, but I may not reply to this thread very often. That doesn't mean I'm not paying attention, it just means I'm busy creating lots of new video content If you haven't heard of Tech Quickie, it's another YouTube channel we run for paid content and the ever-popular "Fast As Possible" series. Techquickie's channel - YouTube http://youtube.com/techquickie Learn about the latest cool technology in only a couple minutes! Hosted by Linus Sebastian
  2. What should I review next?

    Hey guys, Just want some community feedback on this. Most of these things are already in the queue to some degree. Just trying to prioritize...
  3. I tweeted at them offering to come in and help with a do-over, but never heard back.
  4. It's not always possible to get insurance. For example, when we were still smaller and based out of a house rather than a commercial space, it was basically impossible for us to insure ourselves for the full amount of our gear. Of course we are doing everything properly these days, but I'm just saying it's not always black and white.
  5. https://soundcloud.com/thewanshow/september-14-2018-wan-show-document Main News Topics Nvidia reveals RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti performance data Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971680-nvidia-building-up-for-rtx-release-hype-9-more-dlss-games-more-4k-perf-comparisions-plus-a-gn-video-with-details/ Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_reveals_rtx_2080_and_rtx_2080_ti_performance_data_at_gtc_japan_2018/1 Source 3: 20-series prices https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_20_series Source 4: 10-series prices https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_10_series At GTC Japan, Nvidia released two new marketing slides for their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, showcasing the relative performance of the new cards compared to the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti. Nvidia claims their RTX 2080 is good enough for 4K 60FPS gameplay, with the 2080 Ti delivering even higher performance levels. There’s no Y-axis labels on the graphs. The slides indicate a performance jump between GTX 10 series and RTX 20 series that’s similar to the jump between the GTX 9 and GTX 10 series. When Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is added, the performance gap between the RTX 20 series and the GTX 10 series gets significantly wider But Nvidia's new 20 series products also ship with significantly higher MSRPs than their predecessors Card 10 series price (USD) 20 series price (USD) 1070/2070 450 600 1080/2080 700 800 1080Ti/2080Ti 700 1,200 Nvidia reveals 9 new RTX enabled games Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971680-nvidia-building-up-for-rtx-release-hype-9-more-dlss-games-more-4k-perf-comparisions-plus-a-gn-video-with-details/ Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/software/nvidia_builds_dlss_momentum_reveals_9_new_rtx_enabled_games/1 Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, included within the RTX series of Turing graphics cards, will be soon be available on 25 games, up from the initial announcement of 16 games. Newly added: Darksiders III Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna Fear The Wolves Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice KINETIK Outpost Zero Overkill's The Walking Dead SCUM Stormdivers The rest: Ark: Survival Evolved Atomic Heart Dauntless Final Fantasy XV Fractured Lands Hitman 2 Islands of Nyne Justice JX3 Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries Player Unknown's Battlegrounds Remnant: From the Ashes Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Forge Arena We Happy Few RTX enabled games can offer support for Ray Tracing, DLSS or both, with the following games planning to provide support for real-time Ray Tracing in the future. Assetto Corsa Competizione Atomic Heart Battlefield V Control Enlisted Justice JX3 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Metro Exodus ProjectDH Shadow of the Tomb Raider Apple announces iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr Source 1: posted by DocSwag https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971754-apple-announces-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr/ Source 2: The iPhone X has received a mid-generation “S" upgrade. Apple’s big focus this year is on photography, along with an ever-faster SoC at the heart of the phone. $1,000 The iPhone XS is joined by the larger iPhone XS Max, which offers the same features with a bigger screen and bigger battery. $1,100 Meanwhile as a pseudo-replacement for the iPhone 8 family, the iPhone XR is a slightly pared down XS, incorporating many of the same features but dropping the telephoto camera and using an LCD display instead of OLED. $750 Every new phone comes with the A12 Bionic CPU 15% performance improvement compared to A11, uses 40-50% less power than the A11 the first shipping SoC manufactured on 7nm Huawei was the first to announce the 7nm based Kirin 980, but it's not shipping in any phones yet. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire EU approves Copyright Directive, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ Source 1: Razzy_85 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971162-eu-take-censorship-of-the-internet-to-the-next-level/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17849868/eu-internet-copyright-reform-article-11-13-approved The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age. The directive was originally rejected in July following criticism of two key provisions: Article 11, dubbed the “link tax” by critics. Article 13, dubbed the “upload filter” by critics. However, an updated version of the directive has now been approved, along with amended versions of Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses. Critics say: attempts to “tax” platforms like Google News for sharing articles have repeatedly failed, and that the system would be ripe to abuse by copyright trolls. Article 13 Requires certain platforms like YouTube and Facebook stop users sharing unlicensed copyrighted material. Requires that platforms proactively work with rights-holders to stop users uploading copyrighted content. Critics say: The only way to do so would be to scan all data being uploaded to sites like YouTube and Facebook. This would create an incredible burden for small platforms, and could be used as a mechanism for widespread censorship. This is why figures like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee came out so strongly against the directive. Those backing these provisions say the arguments above are the result of scaremongering by big US tech companies, eager to keep control of the web’s biggest platforms. They point to existing laws and amendments to the directive as proof it won’t be abused in this way. These include exemptions for sites like GitHub and Wikipedia from Article 13, and exceptions to the “link tax” that allow for the sharing of mere hyperlinks and “individual words” describing articles without constraint. The directive itself still faces a final vote in January 2019 After that it will need to be implemented by individual EU member states, States could vary significantly in how they choose to interpret the directive’s text. Microsoft tests soft blocking Firefox and Chrome Installs Source 1: posted by rcmaehl https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971185-updated-stop-dave-im-afraid-microsoft-tests-soft-blocking-firefox-and-chrome-installs/ Source 2: https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-quietly-takes-controversial-edge-ads-offline-says-its-part-of-insider-testing Windows Insiders on Redstone 5 builds have noticed an Edge app recommendation “ad” when trying to install Chrome or Firefox. Windows users across the internet have since shown major outrage over this, and it quickly became yet another controversy for Microsoft. The company has now issued a statement saying that the pop-up is just a part of Insider testing “ads” have since been turned off and can’t be reproduced with the latest Redstone 5 Windows Insider build 17758, nor 17755.1 or 19H1 build 18234 YouTube Starts Testing New AV1 Codec Source 1: posted by LAwLz https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971693-youtube-starts-testing-the-new-cutting-edge-codec-av1/ Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/247584/youtube-begins-beta-testing-av1-codec-on-beta-web-browsers YouTube began posting its first test videos that implement the AV1 video CODEC, which aims to significantly reduce video stream bandwidths without sacrificing quality, exceeding the compression standards set by even HEVC. Here’s playlist of videos that have an AV1 version available. You may not notice a reduction in your data consumption just yet, because these video have been encoded at a very high bitrate to test performance. AV1 is currently only used for the 480p versions of the videos because of performance issues. The AV1 files for other, higher resolutions exists, but they won't be served automatically. AV1 provides an architecture for both moving and still images, and Google, which is partly funding its development, foresees a future in which it replaces entrenched standards such as JPEG and H.264. AV1 aims to be a video format for the web that is both state of the art and royalty free Besides better compression, its key selling point is its royalty-free license, which could translate to tangible operating-cost savings for YouTube and other video streaming services. Nvidia announces Tesla T4 graphics card Inference Accelerator Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971473-nvidia-announces-tesla-t4-turing-tensor-core-inference-acceleration-gpu/ Source 2: https://wccftech.com/nvidia-tesla-t4-turing-75w-gpu-announced/ Powered by NVIDIA Turing Tensor Cores, T4 brings multi-precision inference performance to accelerate the diverse applications of modern AI. Packaged in a 75-watt, small PCIe form factor, T4 is optimized for scale-out servers and is purpose-built to deliver state-of-the-art inference in real time. with dedicated hardware transcoding engines that bring twice the decoding performance of prior-generation GPUs. T4 can decode up to 38 full-HD video streams, making it easy to integrate scalable deep learning into video pipelines to deliver innovative, smart video services. The specifications are impressive given its single-slot PCIe form factor Turing TU104 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores and 320 Tensor Cores Delivers 8.1 TFLOPs of FP32 performance, 65 TFLOPs of FP16 mixed-precision, 130 TOPs of INT8 and 260 TOPs of INT4 performance. 16 GB of GDDR6 memory (bandwidth of 320 GB/s) 75W TDP No external power source needed Fits in 1U rack Another one bites the dust. OnePlus to remove headphone jack from 6T Source 1: Bouzoo https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971544-another-one-bites-the-dust-oneplus-to-remove-headphone-jack-from-6t/ Source 2: https://www.techradar.com/news/the-oneplus-6t-wont-have-a-headphone-jack-but-battery-life-will-be-improved OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei: “We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year - and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones.” "it] was a very controversial decision. We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it'll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low” "We're adding an adapter to the box, allowing you to use your 3.5mm headphones normally," he explained. "We're also making a new version of our Bullets V2 wired headphones, which will have a USB-C connector." You can lose movies you BOUGHT from Apple Source 1: WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971372-psa-a-reminder-on-why-you-should-maintain-copies-of-movies/ Source 2: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/12/apple_film_rights/ This week, a user was surprised to find three movies he had purchased through iTunes had simply disappeared from his library, so he contacted Apple to find out what happened… Apple told him it no longer had the license rights for those movies so they had been removed. To which he responded: Ah, but I didn't rent them, I actually bought them through your "buy" option. Apple then informed him that while he had bought the movies, what he had actually paid for was the ability to download the movie to his hard drive. "the iTunes/App Store is a storefront that gives content providers a platform or a place to sell their items," "We can only offer what has been made available to us. Since the content provider has removed these movies… I am unable to provide you the copy of the movies." Apples ToS say: "It is your responsibility not to lose, destroy, or damage Content once downloaded. We encourage you to back up your Content regularly." pretty much every provider of digital content has the same rules, including Amazon. the company offered him two movie rentals of up to $5.99 to make amends. Control Xbox with voice Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/969341-microsoft-revives-xbone-voice-control-using-alexa-cortana-powered-devices/ Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders/comments/9djgka/everything_you_need_to_know_about_the_xbox_skill/ Voice control is on its way to the Xbox via an app that allows any Alexa or Cortana powered device to control it currently only available to certain Xbox Insiders in the US Supported devices: Windows 10 PC, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke, Sonos One, Cortana and Alexa apps on iOS and Android. What can you do? Stuff like: "Tell Xbox to turn on." "Tell Xbox to start Rocket League." (To turn on your console and start the game.) "Tell Xbox to pause." (While a video or music is playing on Xbox.) "Tell Xbox to turn it up." "Tell Xbox to record that." "Tell Xbox to start a party."
  6. You need an ACTIVE HDMI 2.0 adapter. Active is important. I think club3d has one.
  7. Thanks so much for joining. My vision is a community based on positive member interaction and helping each other. I believe that if we all work together toward this goal, we will have success in the long run. We don't have official forum rules or anything like that yet, but as long as everyone is respectful of each other, and patient with the growing pains that we are going to experience (vBulletin 5 is VERY beta right now) we can make this into an AWESOME community forum. Linus
  8. It's another father-son project.. An affordable (and awesome) desk PC.. where my dad does pretty much all of the work! Don't worry I'll actually help in part 2! Intel 6950X CPU Amazon: http://geni.us/yAHl ASUS X99-E WS Amazon: http://geni.us/1EEuOCF Nvidia GTX 1080 Amazon: http://geni.us/pdOI Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition #69 Amazon: http://geni.us/XctCrNw Corsair AX1500i Power Supply Amazon: http://geni.us/BlzPWz Seagate 10TB Helium Drives Amazon: http://geni.us/e9UE4 Cablemod Cables https://store.cablemod.com/configurator/ COOLING COMPONENTS EK Water Cooling Configurator: https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/ Noctua NF-F12 FAns Amazon: http://geni.us/2eEtEQO Primoflex LRT Amazon: http://geni.us/fXxR
  9. UPGRADING the iMac Pro!?

    Because changing any more variables than you have to at once is a bad idea. If we had put in a CPU and RAM that we aren't sure will work, along with a motherboard and power supply that we aren't sure will work, then if the machine didn't post, we wouldn't know what the problem was.
  10. What is with consoles and linus

    Either your Switch is amazing or your eyes suck. It chugs during intense sequences (when it counts the most) all the time
  11. LTT at 2 Billion Views!!

    Heh it's usually @NickLMG with that kind of stuff.
  12. Main News Topics New AMD Zen + Radeon Vega CPU for $55 Source 1: The Benjamins https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/969081-new-amd-zenvega-cpu-for-55/ Source 2: https://www.amd.com/en/processors/athlon-and-a-series AMD is billing this as its most advanced entry-level CPU ever - branded as an Athlon chip Two cores, four threads AMD says it can handle 720p gaming for eSports-type titles Two additional models will be released later this year Will directly compete against Intel’s 2/4 Pentium Gold lineup, which has a base model retailing for $5 less - so AMD isn’t really undercutting Intel, but clearly wants to be more competitive in the entry-level space after focusing on higher-end Ryzen chips Microsoft will continue to support Windows 7...if you can pay Source 1: https://www.kitguru.net/tech-news/featured-announcement/damien-cox/microsoft-adds-another-three-years-of-security-updates-for-windows-7-for-a-price/ Source 2: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/06/windows_7_extended_support/ Although Windows 7 extended support is scheduled to go through January 2020, you now have an option to extend it to 2023 However, you’ll have to pay a fee for the additional security patches. No details available yet on pricing. As far as we can tell, this is the first time Microsoft has offered pay-to-play support outside of the end of its standard support lifecycle for Windows Tons of people are still running Windows 7 for various reasons, whether they be ease of use, stability, or compatibility with certain programs. 40 percent of all Windows systems are still running Windows 7 We feel this might be a consequence of Microsoft failing to get people to migrate to Win10 as quickly as they would have liked Second Razer phone confirmed Source 1: https://www.cnet.com/news/a-razer-phone-2-is-officially-on-the-way/ Source 2: https://www.techradar.com/news/razer-phone-2-spotted-with-snapdragon-845-and-8gb-of-ram Phone was confirmed by Razer’s latest financial report Razer has also been slashing prices on the first-gen phone Phone will be quite powerful according to benchmarks Like the first gen phone, it will have 8 gigs of RAM, but the SoC is getting an upgrade to the flagship Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm, so it’ll go from 4 cores to 8 The phone appeared on Geekbench with a single core score of 2026 and a multi-core score of 8234 - better than the first-gen model, but not as high as flagships like the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 But there may be more “gamer-centric” features, such as a fast display, that may help to appeal more to its target demographic What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire New Steam filters to hide certain games in search Source 1: https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1708442022337025126 Source 2: https://www.pcmag.com/news/363572/valve-adds-adult-only-game-filter-to-steam Earlier this year it was announced that Steam would allow “controversial” titles to be on the platform, such as adult games However, users also have more flexibility to hide things they don’t want when searching for games Users now will be able to list TEN tags, up from 3, of things they don’t want to see Gamers now have the choice of omitting certain developers and publishers, as well as excluding “mature content” and “adults only” games - the former will exclude games where the publisher hasn’t told Steam exactly what that “mature content” is The idea is to balance keeping Steam an open platform while promoting user choice - what do you guys think about this? British Airways suffers huge data breach Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/969161-british-airways-suffers-a-data-breach-affecting-380000-people-payment-details-etc-stolen/ Source 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45440850 An unknown attacker carried out a “sophisticated breach” of British Airways security The hacker exposed 380,000 transactions and compromised customers’ financial information, though not their travel plans. Their CEO has promised to compensate anyone who suffers financial loss due to the hack - customers affected have already been notified and BA even took out newspaper ads apologizing Funnily enough, British Airways was in talks with IBM to outsource their security briefly before the cyberattack, perhaps to cut costs Leaked benchmark shows off i7-9700K Source 1: https://www.techspot.com/news/76269-intel-core-i7-9700k-tips-up-geekbench.html Source 2: https://hexus.net/tech/news/cpu/121925-heres-intel-core-i7-9700k-scores-geekbench/ The i7-9700K, at the top of the Coffee Lake Refresh i7 stack, looks pretty impressive on Geekbench It outscored the previous gen 8700K in both single and multi-core performance, despite the fact it has fewer threads. It does, however, have more cores. The 8700K is a six core 12 thread part, while the 9700K has 8 single-threaded cores. The 9700K also has about a 20 percent lead in single-core performance over Ryzen 2700X, and is very close to it in multi-core - interesting considering the 2700X has twice as many threads. AT&T offers first responders unlimited data...but there’s a catch Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/7/17831170/att-unlimited-plan-deal-first-responders-throttle Source 2: https://www.slashgear.com/att-launches-unlimited-plan-deal-with-perks-for-first-responders-06544756/ Police, paramedics, and firefighters, and their families, are getting 25 percent off unlimited plans through AT&T However, the plan is still subject to throttling - AT&T says this can happen in the event the network is congested Although this might be fine when they’re off-duty, first responders who want or need a plan without having to worry about throttling would need to use a separate network called FirstNet which the US government contracted AT&T to build If a local police, fire, or EMS department doesn’t use FirstNet, they could be subject to throttling, which is exactly what happened with Verizon last summer as they throttled the data of firefighters who were trying to put out wildfires - a huge problem as they were using mobile data to route and track resources. EA being sued by victim of Jacksonville Madden tournament shooting Source 1: https://kotaku.com/jacksonville-shooting-victim-sues-ea-and-venue-1828743217 Source 2: https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/damien-cox/victim-of-jacksonville-shooting-is-suing-ea-over-negligence/ After a shooting that left two dead at a Madden NFL tournament in Jacksonville, FL the other week, one survivor is suing EA, who produces the game His theory of the case is that EA, who sponsored the tournament, negligently did not pick a safe venue or provide adequate security It’s unclear how much the plaintiff is seeking in monetary damages. EA has already promised to donate one million dollars to the victims The lawsuit notes that the area around the venue has suffered from other shootings as well as stabbings in recent years, but seeing as the shooter was a Madden player from out-of-town, it will be interesting to see if that argument holds any water in court The shopping mall and the restaurant where the shooting took place are also being named as defendants U.S. thinks it knows individual behind Sony attack Source 1: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/us/politics/north-korea-sony-hack-wannacry-indictment.html Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/6/17826722/north-korea-sony-hack-wannacry-charges The US Department of Justice has placed sanctions on Park Jin-hyok, an alleged North Korean operative Although the US had publicly been accusing the North Korean government for some time of being behind both the Sony attack in 2014 and the WannaCry ransomware that made headlines last year, the DoJ is just now naming specific names. Park is accused of using a fake company that was a front for the NK regime to carry out the schemes The Sony attack left the company crippled as more than half its servers had their data erased, plus lots of private communications were stolen - the motive is believed to be anger over the comedy film “The Interview” that mocks Kim Jong-un The hacking team is also accused of attacking Britain’s NHS and stealing over 80 million US dollars from the central bank of Bangladesh Although he is on the FBI’s most wanted list, the US government does not have him in custody Forza Horizon 4 specs announced Source 1: https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/forza-horizon-4-minimum-and-recommended-pc-requirements-revealed/ Source 2: https://www.game-debate.com/news/25680/forza-horizon-4-pc-system-requirements-hit-the-road Forza Horizon 4 has been anticipated for a while, and the recommended specs are now out Although for 1080p60, Microsoft recommends either a GTX 970 or 1060, OR a 290X or RX 470 - which isn’t too bad these days - the game DOES want a full 12 gigs of system RAM. However, you could also get away with a GT 740 even if you just want to play at 720p. The respirements are more or less the same as Horizon 3, despite the fact that there were some noticeable graphical improvements when the game was shown at E3 - welcome news even for racing games which typically aren’t QUITE as punishing as other titles
  13. What is with consoles and linus

    I don't dislike consoles. I dislike the disguising of PCs as consoles when in a perfect wold we could just have every game for every platform. I dislike the locked-down nature of a console compared to a PC. What if I don't WANT to use a PS4 controller? What if I want to spend more and get better graphical fidelity? I'd much rather have a Nintendo Switch++ and run BotW at 60FPS... but I can't because console. So yeah, there are things I dislike about them but I also see the purpose of different products in the marketplace and I'm not blinded by my hatred or them or anything. I bought a switch not long ago and I and my kids do more console gaming together than PC gaming at the moment.
  14. LTT at 2 Billion Views!!

    Hehe didn't even realize. That's awesome!
  15. Follow Linus Media Group

    I just realized there isn't a thread where you can quickly and easily follow all of the members of Linus Media Group across the various social media platforms. I've put asterisks next to the ones I believe are the most "active" The Team Linus Tech Tips YouTube Channel - Unboxings, product overviews, and behind the scenes Twitch.TV Live Stream Channel - The WAN Show (Weekly Analysis & News) focused on Technology. Fridays at about 4:30 pacific time Tech Quickie YouTube Channel - Paid projects for partners go here as well as the "as Fast As Possible" series of videos about technology Channel Super Fun YouTube Channel - All sorts of activities from games, sports to pranks and crafts Linus Personal Twitter - Most of Linus' random thoughts and pictures go here. Main Twitter account for interaction on The WAN Show weekly live cast. New videos get announced here. Great for when YouTube subscribers aren't getting notifications (seems like always). Personal @LinusTech Instagram - Basically all Instagram updates waterfall to Twitter, so you'll get the bulk of the content there LinusTech Facebook Page - All Instagram and Twitter updates waterfall to here. Occasional Facebook shares of things people send me. Mostly exists for people who don't want to use Twitter. Luke Slick's Personal Twitter - Mostly used for inbound communication but some news updates, and many LinusTechTips.com community updates. Personal Luke_Lafr Twitch Channel - Used to Moderate the WAN show and also some game streams. Edzel Edzel Yago's Personal Twitter - Random thoughts and updates. Active communication with followers. Some early previews of things Linus Media Group is working on. Brandon Brandon's Personal Twitter - Easiest way to contact B-Roll about anything related to working at Linus Media Group or anything else. Taran Taran's Personal Twitter - Easiest way to contact him. Taran will be working on Fast As Possible for Tech Quickie so sending suggestions for future topics might not be a bad idea. Yvonne Personal Twitter Nick L Personal Twitter Dennis Personal Twitter Jon Personal Twitter Colton Personal Twitter Personal "Caltane" Twitch Channel: Games Jake Personal Twitter Personal Twitch: jakkuh_t
  16. Ever thought to yourself - My computer is so powerful that it could conceivably run TWO copies of this game.. How would I do that? Well, here's the answer, friends! Vessel: https://www.vessel.com/videos/V0Gjb9_OL YouTube: Cooler Master Master Case 5 Amazon: http://geni.us/49pd NCIX: http://bit.ly/1K3CVzF Cooler Master V850 Power Supply Amazon: http://geni.us/3Vb7 NCIX: http://bit.ly/1GDRMAM Intel 5960X CPU Amazon: http://geni.us/1nya NCIX: http://bit.ly/1fNNdwA ASUS X99 Deluxe Amazon: http://geni.us/14q3 NCIX: http://bit.ly/1G8grT7 Nvidia Titan X Amazon: http://geni.us/3AQ2 NCIX: http://bit.ly/1BNzb4D NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti Amazon: http://geni.us/lDd NCIX: http://bit.ly/1LJa9vK Intel 730 Series SSD Amazon: http://geni.us/3f27 NCIX: http://bit.ly/1jqcGxT Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM Amazon: http://geni.us/2y54 NCIX: http://bit.ly/1Qkp8tK Seagate Barracuda HDD Amazon: http://geni.us/2kBD NCIX: http://bit.ly/1PpnRn0 Lime Technology unRAID Server Pro: http://lime-technology.com/
  17. Why do people hate Hummers?

    Because if they want to sing they should just learn the words. Do it right or don't do it at all.
  18. August 31 2018 - WAN Show Document

    You got the truth. You didn't like it so you chose not to believe it. Nothing more can really be done. Just gonna lock this since clearly there's nothing more I or my team can achieve by responding to this.
  19. Main News Topics NO WAN SHOW NEXT WEEK US Courts say Price Caps don't apply to areas with only one ISP Source 1: rcmaehl https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/966584-one-isp-to-rule-them-all-us-courts-say-price-caps-dont-apply-to-areas-with-only-one-isp/ Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/fcc-can-define-markets-with-only-one-isp-as-competitive-court-rules/ An appeals court has upheld a FCC ruling that broadband markets can be competitive even when there is only one Internet provider. The original FCC decision was appealed by Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) and purchasers of business broadband, including Sprint and Windstream Actually it’s a little more nuanced than it sounds: The decision eliminated price caps in any given county if 50% of potential customers "are within a half mile of a location served by a competitive provider." The FCC’s position is that nearby networks can close the half-mile gap, expanding into the areas in question. In theory, if the reigning, single ISP is charging too much for service, then the neighbouring competitor should be financially incentivized to expand into the area. The FCC "cited evidence that some competitors will build as far as a mile out," and said that "most of the buildings at issue are far closer to competitive fiber than half a mile," The CLEC’s position is that it’s often not feasible for neighbouring ISPs to expand into these areas. But the FCC argued that "the CLEC Petitioners' studies inflate costs by selecting the most expensive build (entirely underground lines), presuming a separate lateral line for each individual low-bandwidth customer, and treating the main fiber ring as part of the cost of reaching new customers rather than as an existing 'sunk' cost near a potential new customer," So there’s conflicting evidence. The Judge’s ruling? We recognize that the relevant data presents radically different pictures of the competitiveness of the market depending on the economic theory applied and the weight given to conflicting pieces of evidence. But the FCC may rationally choose which evidence to believe among conflicting evidence in its proceedings, especially when predicting what will happen in the markets under its jurisdiction. Thus, we deny the petitions for review as to the Competitive Market Test because the FCC's resolution of competing evidence was not arbitrary and capricious. Rumour: NVIDIA Controls AIB Launch & Driver Distribution -HardOCP Source 1: Athan Immortal https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/965945-nvidia-controls-aib-launch-and-driver-distribution-hardocp/ Source 2: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/08/28/nvidia_controls_aib_launch_driver_distribution/ Much like NVIDIA exerted control over AIB's and OEM's brands with GPP, it is now exerting control over who the AIB has review its own custom cards. NVIDIA has demanded that its AIBs tell NVIDIA who will be reviewing the AIB's custom RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards. Nvidia has emailed AIB’s asking for reviewers’ email and phone number Therefore, lists of reviewers have been submitted to NVIDIA by the AIBs NVIDIA has put together its own list of "approved reviewers," and sent their approved list back to the AIBs in order to let them know who they are allowed to sample review cards to. NVIDIA is not allowing its AIBs to distribute drivers with their review cards. For a reviewer to have access, they must: sign NVIDIA's multi-year NDA , log into a protected site in order to obtain the driver, download from there into a machine with the new RTX card present. Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article Source 1: -rascal- https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/964472-updated-8292018-toms-hardwares-editor-in-chiefs-controversial-rtx-article/ Source 2: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-rtx-gpus-worth-the-money,37689.html Tom’s Hardware’s new Editor in Chief has published an article advocating for buying Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards immediately - before public benchmarking or widespread adoption by developers - so that you can maximize the number of minutes you’re alive with ray tracing in your life. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire GlobalFoundries Halts 7nm Development Source 1: Lurick https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/965458-globalfoundries-halts-7nm-development/ Source 2: gallcomp https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/965748-globalfoundries-to-stop-making-next-gen-chips-for-amd/ Source 3: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13277/globalfoundries-stops-all-7nm-development GlobalFoundries was on track to tape out its clients’ first chips made using its 7 nm process technology in the fourth quarter of this year, but “a few weeks ago” the company decided to take a drastic, strategic turn They decided to cease development of bleeding edge manufacturing technologies and stop all work on its 7LP (7 nm) fabrication processes, which will not be used for any client. Instead, the company will focus on specialized process technologies for clients in emerging high-growth markets. These technologies will initially be based on the company’s 14LPP/12LP platform and will include RF, embedded memory, and low power features. The CTO stressed that the decision was made not based on technical issues that the company faced, but on a careful consideration of business opportunities Keep in mind that AMD’s first 7 nm product was designed for TSMC’s CLN7FF from the beginning, so the company did not bet on GF’s 7LP in late 2018 anyway, and no rush with the manufacturing technology was needed for GF’s key customer. Along with the cancellation of the 7LP, GlobalFoundries essentially canned all pathfinding and research operations for 5 nm and 3 nm nodes. They will continue to work with the IBM Research Alliance until the end of this year, but GF is not sure it makes sense to invest in R&D for ‘bleeding edge’ nodes given that it does not plan to use them any time soon. Picture of new iPhone XS Source 1:https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/30/2018-iphone-xs-design-larger-version-gold-exclusive/ Source 2: Apple’s September 12th event is expected to include the introduction of three new iPhones, and 9to5Mac has provided the first look at both new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones: the iPhone XS They think: the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will both be called iPhone XS. iPhone XS will come in a new gold color option not previously offered on the new design. LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/30/lego-built-a-life-size-drivable-bugatti-from-over-a-million-technic-pieces/ Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=40&v=ZQdlCQmzUAM Built partly as a passion project amongst Lego’s creative team and partly as a promo to show off at the Italian Grand Prix, the model’s final piece count clocks in at over one million Technic pieces. Construction started in March 2018 and took 13,500 hours. Even the engine is made of Lego. over two thousand Lego Power Function motors in a massive array, giving it a total theoretical horsepower of 5.3. 24 motor “packs”, each made up of 96 individual Lego motors, hook into a steel chain that drives the wheels. the motors alone would cost you over $70,000 They got it up to around 13 miles per hour, it theoretically tops out at around 19 miles per hour. it’s not entirely Lego – there are some components that just can’t be replicated in plastic when dealing with something that all together weighs over 1.5 tons. there’s a steel frame, a pair of batteries, some 3d printed gears, and the whole thing sits on top of actual Bugatti wheels. Other neat things: A detachable steering wheel (...isn’t everything detachable?) Doors that actually open and close A spoiler that lifts and lowers at the push of a button, with a control panel to toggle all the lights and electronics A functional speedometer, also built out of Technic pieces Intel CPU shortage? Source 1: Dafydd https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/966205-baird-sees-cpu-shortage-issues-for-intel-after-channel-checks-but-reiterates-us64-price-target-on-stock/ Source 2: http://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/203229/baird-sees-cpu-shortage-issues-for-intel-after-channel-checks-but-reiterates-us64-price-target-on-stock-203229.html Analysts at Baird said Monday that their channel checks showed potential CPU shortage issues surfacing for Intel that could result in some inventory depletion in the fourth quarter analysts are concerned Intel may be struggling with 10-nanometer process technology manufacturing in its Client Computing Group (CCG) “Very recent channel feedback informs us of potential CPU shortage issue surfacing for Intel, which could result in some inventory depletion in 4Q/1Q for Intel's CCG,” Blizzard kills loot boxes in Belgium Source 1: SC2Mitch https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/965825-loot-boxes-in-heroes-of-the-storm-overwatch-will-be-partially-removed-in-belgium-due-to-regulations/ Source 2: https://www.pcgamesn.com/overwatch/overwatch-belgium-loot-boxes Source 3: https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/paid-loot-boxes-and-loot-chests-disabled-for-players-in-belgium/8139 In April, the Belgian Gaming Commission concluded that paid loot boxes in Overwatch are considered gambling under local law. The laws cited here aren’t new. Instead, the Belgian Gaming Commission has concluded that loot boxes constitute online gambling, which is already regulated by existing laws Blizzard will soon disable loot box purchases in Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm for players in Belgium, in compliance with local law. Players in the region will still be able to earn the random drops by playing, and will have access to all in-game content, but they’ll no longer be able to buy those loot boxes directly. As a result, we have no choice but to implement measures that will prevent Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm players located in Belgium from purchasing in-game loot boxes and loot chests with real money and gems.” Other offending games: FIFA 18 and CS:GO. Valve has disabled CS:GO loot boxes in Belgium in similar efforts toward compliance. Many suspected that Hearthstone would come under fire, but it seems that’s not yet the case. Samsung, LG, & AUO showing off 8k displays Source 1: WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/966325-ifa-2018-samsung-lg-au-optronics-pushing-8k-displays/ Source 2: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/lg-88-inch-8k-oled-tv-introduced-ifa2018/ Source 3: https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/29/samsung-8k-qled-tv/ Source 4: https://hothardware.com/news/auo-85-inch-8k-120hz-hdr-tv At IFA - the largest CE show outside of the states - display manufacturers have been showing off 8K displays 8K sports four times the pixel count of 4K and sixteen times that of standard HDTV that’s over 33 million pixels at a 7,680 × 4,320 resolution LG showed an 8K OLED that they hope will be available in 2019 LG expects 8K TV sales to grow to 5 million units by 2022, possibly exceeding the growth of 4K over its first three years. Average screen-sizes are increasing: 65 is the new 55 Samsung showed its first 8K QLED TV: The Q900R. AI upscaling. 4,000 nit peak brightness available in 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch and 85-inch sizes. AUO made 85-inch 8K panel 120Hz 1200 nits Gate on Array tech for bezel-less design Content? Live 8K broadcasts are already underway. The bandwidth to support a quality 8K stream is hard to come by, at least in a good portion of the U.S., A compressed 8K or upscaled 4K signal could look superior to today’s 4K streams. — but only on especially large displays.
  20. Really Linus?

    I'm sorry. Sorry that you didn't enjoy them as much as I did. <---- apparently necessary
  21. August 31 2018 - WAN Show Document

    A perfect example of his brand of trolling.
  22. August 31 2018 - WAN Show Document

    Riley and I have known each other for almost 8 years and we've worked together in some capacity for over half of that time. He asked to review a graphics card as a total joke. That's not his forte and he's perfectly comfortable with that. Even back at NCIX Tech Tips (as he mentioned on the WAN Show today) he got Ivan's help with a lot of the benchmarking stuff. Big deal. You also need to understand that he's not some intern who isn't sure about his job security or his skills. Evaluating gaming cards may not be one of them but who cares? That's not what he was hired to do. Riley was brought in as a specialist for TechLinked. Something you guys might also not realize is that Riley is perfectly comfortable dishing out his share of trolling off-camera - even if he's not sure where the limits are yet with the live audience. If LMG was a horrible place to work and anyone actually took me seriously about this stuff, we'd probably have a little more turnover, don't you think? These are very talented people who could get a job tomorrow if they felt like it. We tease each other, but it's part of having some fun at work instead of being all corporate. I messaged Riley to tell him people were upset at the way he was treated on the WAN Show and to make sure he was okay and he had to go find the timestamps people were posting to see why he was supposed to be upset. So it's probably worthwhile to try re-watching with all of that in mind..
  23. Fascinating! Well I wish you the best of luck
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