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About Mike_The_B0ss

  • Title
    Don't pay attention to my name. I'm not a boss.
  • Birthday 1997-08-27


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 4670k @4.5Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Gryphon Z87
  • RAM
    16GB GSkill
  • GPU
    EVGA Superclocked GTX 960 4GB
  • Case
    Corsair 300D
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 840 EVO
  • PSU
    550W Seasonic Powersupply
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow 2013
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New Zealand
  • Interests
    IT, Philosophy, The Occult, Information Security, Phycology
  • Biography
    Full-Time college student, part-time systems administrator.
  • Occupation
    College Student

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  1. Razer launched "Gaming" oriented WiFi Router

    To be honest, this doesn't look like a bad router. The bad part is this will probably be massively overpriced and bring almost or literally nothing that other 802.11AC wireless routers could bring. The IEEE 802.11 standards have theoretical maximum speeds, the 2400 you see is just other atenas they add to make it sound faster, no matter what you use you are limited to 1gbps. For the same price as this router you could probably get a really solid access point and a fairly decent standalone router with QoS and all that. Better off to get some solid network gear and do it yourself than buy some overrated router. I actually like some of Razer's products, but I don't think this gaming router will sell very well, considering most people that fall for the hype don't even know much about networking, they just want an awesome gaming setup.
  2. How much money does a sponsor give to LMG?

    Well my best guess would be that LTT makes quite a decent amount in sponsor money. My guess is they make around $250,000 annually from sponsors. I would imagine they also make money from floatplane and advertising here on their forum. My guess is LinusTechTips does take a decent amount to run, they probably have to rent a pretty high-power server for the forum, or host it in house which probably wouldn't be the best idea for privacy & security concerns (as well as redundancy and uptime). The deal is we have to consider all of the resources they must maintain to continue running, including staff, servers, video equipment, rent (the warehouse). However, we also shouldn't deny the possibility that LinusTechTips might potentially have sold off shares, and thus have corperate investors (like perhaps some of the sponsors) or they might own other investments like third party businesses, or own shares in retailers (perhaps LTT owns a small portion of NCIX?) This is pure speculation, so don't take any of this literally, just some things to consider. But my guess is $250,000 annually from sponsors.
  3. School gives me iss for being late?

    I don't really see the problem with a suspension for being late very often. I get it's tough, and I was often late for school myself, but when there is a time that is agreed upon (in the school contract) that you should be there by a certain time every day school is running it's not really out of the question to give a suspension. As far as I see it, it's the school vibes and the school itself. If its a prestigious school that wants every student to perform very well, then perhaps go to another school. My highschool didn't care whether I was there or not and as a result I skipped most of my classes, many passed but didn't become super successful afterwards. So, you should actually thank your school for pushing for success for all of it's students.
  4. school project poll: the future of the internet

    I think it's impossible to say in the far future there won't be one government or at least council ruling over the entire globe, it's almost the case already. And as a result I expect one or possible up to 5-10 ISPS to rule over all the global internet connectivity, as services to the government. I believe internet will be much faster and internet privacy will be totally ruined. I expect the internet to be like television. Where it's not measured in speeds, but by access to services. And I think hosting a website will require a license and a domain will have to be purchased from a provider that has a license from the government.
  5. how?

    I own my own weight set, and believe me. I think all of us get curious at what our penis could (or couldn't) fit into. Call me weird, but I KNOW every dude asks the question "Can I fit it in? " You have to be REALLY weird to stick your penis into a dumbbell weight AT THE GYM. It was only 2.5kg so it is highly likely he was just starting out weight lifting (experienced gym-goers often use 5-10kg+ weights). Or perhaps he was trying to strengthen his penis, perhaps he wanted to improve his firing range? Perhaps he wanted to impress his friends with 10meter longshot? And let me tell you, if my you know what could fire 2.5kg I consider that quite a feat too, and although I wouldn't go as far as sticking it into a dumbell weight at the local sports center, I would definitely have the thought. Although I can blame him for his lack of inhibition, I can also appreciate his ambition to improve his performance in the bedroom. And although he failed, definitely deserves a participation medal.
  6. Driver Software

    Unless they are on the motherboard or PC manufacturer website, you don't need them. Believe me, those driver updaters will only slow you down and ruin your system. If you want to try some all you need to do is a simple google search. I refuse to list any here, I feel that I would be endorsing them, and I absolutely do not endorse ANY driver scanning & updating utility.
  7. Girl I like won't text me back.

    Haha. No if you're happy and unobstructed that's all that matters (and of course your partner is too). I don't take alpha, beta omegas etc litterally as such, but I look at them as roles we play in social situations. And what general orientation your personality is. I don't like how it's applied in culture. It's wrong. Betas are not weak, or pushovers. They just don't take social leadership positions naturally. In fact, I wouldn't consider 'players' alphas either. Players are sexualised omegas, the alphas are at get togethers, hanging out, working out, building a business etc. Yes. Otherwise it's litterally the definition of co-dependence. Not good.
  8. Girl I like won't text me back.

    It's because it grows your independence. Essentially, that means that you realise you are more important, and you become more confident in yourself. We are taught to lay a red carpet for women, and to watch TV, listen to music like 'normal' people instead of pushing our physical and mental bodies to the extreme. And become our best selves. Travelling clears up the bullshit and makes you tougher. Let me give you advice, never let yourself get comfortable. If you play games for comfort, remove them, if you are fat, work out, if you are scared of fighting, study martial arts. that imo is what it means to be a man. I never had a man in my life. I had to find the definition myself. yes, that's a good relationship. It's also important (not only for you, for everyone) to know we have different personalities. And that's fine. If we were all alphas we would be dumb, driven and angry, like Donald Trump. Remember, it's the betas who invented great technology, pushed the core of society forward. Yes, and you making yourself unimportant. Like stand some ground, put your pedestal higher. You think a girl or guy wants to be a mom or superwoman and do or push everything? Fuck no. I don't mean to offend but I think you still have to find your independence. Don't swear To get in a relationship after a certain point. Swear after a certain point you will be strong, fit, working out and be completely driven to do what you want to do. Always put your respect high, your value higher, and your tolerance for being stepped over low.
  9. Girl I like won't text me back.

    I'm gonna give geniune advice. You can get into a relationship through being a pushover, and I got laid even when I was a pushover. But here's the deal: if you worry about not getting a kiss then you are doing it wrong. If you want to be in a 1 week relationship then go ahead, but if you want to be in a successful relationship you need to stop worrying about girls and worry about yourself. Workout, bike, read, idk whatever your hobbies are. Focus on yourself. Every girl I ever got with while actually being concerned about girls has been a horrible relationship. Yet if you just don't give a damn, you get into better relationships, and I even get asked out. But here's the deal, I'm focused on working out, writing my book, and nailing college that I decline. You should be at that stage if you want a successful relationship. This might seem super bossy, but it's true. And I was raised by a single mother, I was taught I should be in a relationship and should be highly chivalrous. But while I respect everyone, I don't care about girls or guys as much as myself. And as a result I get greater respect from everyone. Ive reached that stage, and no matter whether you are like this or not, this is for everyone who was like me. Someone who gave a shit about girls to the point I wanted a relationship. As a result I let myself down, when I left high school I started focusing on my life. And people respect me for that, because I've improved myself. girls want someone respectful and important. And if you act like their more important than you then your effectively a grain of sand on a damn beach. This is true advice, take it or leave it but it's from my heart.
  10. Symantec is a huge company, and is used by many other companies. However, my suspicion is they are discovering their services will eventually become obsolete. Their certificates are used by massive providers but no doubt many people would rather go with different certificate providers for their websites, like Comodo and LetsEncrypt(for small sites) So, I think we can expect to see Symantec, and other giants like McAfee and Trend Micro to become more desperate as time continues. We can even see this trend with Avast, which has become riddled with adware and useless utilities, so has Norton and McAfee which are paid products. While I worked for AVG, in the later years of 2013 even it was apparent they were starting reduction in demand, even if their share prices were going up.
  11. Learning CCNA

    I'm a recent networking student and so this will be super helpful! Thanks!
  12. Asus PCE-AC56 VS TP-Link Archer T9E

    Does your router support AC wireless, if so this means it has a 5Ghz channel for the wireless. The Asus adapter supports only 5Ghz (I think) this is fine if you want to only use AC. While the TP-link has extra comparability. From my own experience TP-link has better driver compatibility with many Linux distros and Windows. While Asus (I've found) has better driver maintenance and normally better drivers. Just from my own experience. So I'm not gonna say your question is bland but I can't really tell you which one is better because they both have pros and cons. Good luck with your NIC upgrade either way.
  13. How do i build a server?

    I'm 18 and a network engineering student. Microsoft is still huge but Linux is your best option, even for experience. Scripting is one of the most important skills of any high level networking pro including powershell, bash, and other Linux shells that you might encounter like Kshell and even scripting for proprietary systems like IBM AIX. Im not gonna give you advice on components but my advice is to use OpenSuse, CentOS or Ubuntu as the operating system (OpenSuse is easiest cuz of YaST). And install Xen or KVM hypervisor (ideally Xen) and learn about virtualisation. Even if your sever only have 8GB of RAM it's enough to run one VM or maybe two. And using Linux will give you great experience. The truth is Linux is a steeper learning curve but if you know your way around it then it's easier to learn Windows. I also want to tell you about GNS3, which a tool network engis use to simulate real networks. At my current workplace we use MikroTik and many ISPs are using them too. The open source RouterOS used on many MikroTik routers has a specialised image for GNS3. GNS3 is also free. If you want to be in hands on networking you will normally need a CCNP with relevant certs (A+, CWNA, CCNA Security, Network+, MCSA, RHCSA). The best advice I can ever give for an upcoming network tech is go to college. It's almost a prerequisite today. And stay focused on Certs after that. Go for what you love. And also be aware IT has gotten more competitive. You must work hard and efficiently to be a high paid IT worker today. Find mentors working for companies with high standards, the mentors I had worked for banks and IBM and were very helpful. I cannot stress enough! Find mentors!
  14. Wan port unplugged but WiFi working?

    The thing is, I suspect you mean internet but you say network which implies LAN. Yes, Wifi still works even if WAN is unplugged because Wifi is a separate component, You should be letting us know your router model, because if its an advanced router you might have a firewall rule that is preventing internet from routing through a network interface.
  15. How to make your internet faster!

    I'm not 100% sure you know what DNS is, so let me explain in very basic terms and I will then explain why this is not a solid performance-increasing solution. DNS is a Domain Name System, it;s used to resolve names into IP Addresses, and can be used for vice-versa. Using a high quality DNS Service like OpenDNS does have benefits, like decreased DNS Query time due to better servers & infrastructure and lots of caching. It is no secret that OpenDNS caches on their servers. This means OpenDNS can be faster if you are close to it, unfortunately here in New Zealand I cannot receive those benefits as the nearest OpenDNS server is in Australia. The reason this shouldn't be increasing internet upload and download is found in the above paragraph, because DNS is only used to resolve domain names and vice-versa. The download itself occurs from the IP address and not from the domain name (as far as I'm aware). The only way this would improve is if you were running a proxy server, which is routing your connection through another server. Often done for anonymity or connecting to a service that the proxy is white-listed to. Although I'm not directly blaming you for fabricating those above stats, I'm also curious as to why the ping without the trick is 0.17 which is faster than with the trick, which has a ping of 17. While the download and upload are opposite in terms of where they should be according to the ping speed. This means that either your connection is extremely flakky, or you fabricated those statistics. OpenDNS is a great DNS Service, and does indeed have many benefits depending on your location to the server + your needs (filtering, caching etc). But I don't think it should cause an improvement in this context. Best of luck Jelly Boy!