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  1. Yes, because shady repair centers have access to getting custom SoCs fabbed for modding screens for specific phones to abuse vulnerabilities in their driver code... Or are you saying how customer wouldn't notice the breadboard and wires pushing his touch digitizer and screen away from his super tightly packed phone...? If your device is hardware compromised you can't trust it. Period. But this kind of attack, while feasible for a state sponsored actor or large company isn't really feasible for Sally repairwoman down the street...
  2. Or for books. Or research. Or for anonymous communication in oppressive nations. Or for piracy. If that was where it stopped I wouldn't really have an issue with it. The issue is with the major tech companies taking it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay further than just banning some neonazis and white supremacists. Plus there's the fact that decentralized networks are good for everybody, since they allow people to communicate outside the censors of state. While state is important, it's also important to be able to question state. .bit will absolutely be less used. Primarily since it's main use right now is as a DNS for zeronet which is used a tiny fraction of the amount the primary internet is. The issue with .tech or any other traditional name service is that it's controlled by ICANN (which was one of the tech groups that went off the deep end this past week). This means that it's subject to ICANN's censorship as well as any state actors acting through them. That's also the biggest benefit of traditional DNS though. Centralization makes everything a bit simpler, which makes it appeal more to Dick and Jane on the street. It also means there's only one option, unlike zeronet which has like... 4 forks now I think? In reality, using zeronet is no harder than using the clearnet. Pop on a website, grab the zeronet browser, and let it sync to the net then click the directory listing, vs pop on a website, grab an internet browser, and then go search for a search engine.
  3. Or buy an adapter with built in external antenna:
  4. Yeah, considering it's registered to EIMS with an EIMS email address in the icann registry I'm about 99.99% sure you shouldn't trust it >.> Nothing against China or EIMS as a company, but they get used as a vessel for a lot of phishing schemes.
  5. Looks like a phishing site. Gonna report it to Google Safe Browsing and let them handle it.
  6. Since the Ryzen 5 has a finite performance, the i5-7500 has a finite performance, and how "better" one is is a ratio of their performance, it can't be infinitely better. See, this guy gets it xP
  7. Thunderbolt is a technology based on PCIe that was originally meant to have a fibre-optic based transfer media, as opposed to the copper cables used for USB, PCIe, etc. It was originally called Lightpeak, but that name was dropped before hitting it's first consumer products, and thunderbolt was adopted. Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 were picked up by Apple for use on MacBooks and largely ignored by everyone else because it used Apple's proprietary miniDP connector (later standardized) and had *INSANE* licensing costs. Thunderbolt 3 was developed as a USB-C alt-mode to allow a more universal connector, while Intel also dropped their license fees dramatically and baked support into their CPUs, allowing it to be implemented with one extra chip on the board rather than two. The big pros of the format are that it has substantially higher bandwidth and lower latency, allowing higher performance devices like external GPUs to be implemented. The big cons are the price -Intel licensing is still quite pricey-, the fact that it's only available on hosts with an Intel CPU, super short cable lengths on copper -fibre cables exist for Thunderbolt 2, but not yet for 3-, and the requirements for PCI lanes dedicated to your thunderbolt device. Intel has announced plans to open the spec for Thunderbolt 3 next year so I'm a few years we should see more devices supporting it. Also note that most of the Thunderbolt 3 accessory chips and host chips also support USB, allowing devices implementing it to work with other devices that don't. The only real exclusion for this backwards compatibility is devices that need the PCIe connection such as GPUs.
  8. Hopefully that will be reduced moving forward with Google's project treble and vendor partitions, and Sony's RRO/OMS. They'll only have to maintain one version of Samsung Experience and can update it independently of Android, won't have to get updated OEM modifications from their silicon manufacturers, and can just update Android independent of all their crud. In theory at least. And assuming they can be halfassed bothered to implement it. I mean they couldn't be bothered to put A/B Partitioning on the S8 for seamless updates so... Quince?
  9. *facepalm* can we all just standardize on a single base cryptocurrency? Personally I'd vote for Eth because of all the nice APIs it exposes (SWARM, Whisper, Contracts, Web3, etc.), it's eventual move to PoS, and the fact that it was specifically built for running software on top of it, but ffs I'd settle for bitcoin atm... We have .bit running on Namecoin, zeronet and ipfs running on bitcoin, web3 clearnet sites running on etherium, and a whole bunch of other smaller ones... Why?
  10. Launching in two days and still no announced name? What is this fresh madness Google >:@ Android N we found out when the last DP dropped, didn't we?
  11. USB BC (battery charging) actually only allows a Charging Downstream Port (i.e. a usb hub or a host like a laptop supporting BC) to deliver up to 1.5A or 7.5W to a device configured to support it. Power Delivery and 15W charging *only* apply to USB type-C devices (meaning at least USB 3.1gen1) Qualcomm Quick Charge (up to 3A at up to 20V, 18W max) and Apple charging (2.4A at 5V) are both incompatible with data ports, and are questionably compliant with the USB spec (QQC is strait non-compliant if on USB-C).
  12. That's what the internet is for, after all.
  13. Just to clarify some of the above answers that seem to give wildly different answers, there are two things commonly meant by architecture. Instruction Set Architectures (i.e. x86 vs MIPS vs ARM) is a difference in how the processor arranges and processes instructions that programs send to it. It details the low level software interface of the systems so that they can be standardized among programmers (if writing machine code) or compilers (if using higher level languages). These are different in the way @M.Yurizaki points out. The other common meaning is the Microarchitecture (i.e. Intel's Core, AMD's Zen, etc.) This is an overarching description of a specific implementation of an ISA and represents changes in the physical hardware of a chip how @LAwLz pointed out. When Intel or Nvidia are talking about the new architecture of the 7th gen Core CPUs or the Pascal based GPUs, they're actually (typically) talking about the changes to the Microarchitecture. On the contrary, when people talk about how software won't run on your phone because it's a different architecture than your PC, they're talking the Instruction Set Architecture.
  14. SanDisk and Samsung both make type-C drives. SanDisk, Sony, Silicon Power, Lexar, and a number of other companies have dual type-C/type-A drives. You're NZ right? I don't know any popular shopping websites over there. If shipping/customs prices aren't too prohibitive here's a couple Amazon examples: