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  1. The numbers are just straight up wrong. In what world do YouTube creators get a $40 CPM, let alone a $120 CPM?
  2. I understand that. However, that's obviously not the most elegant solution and there is often a reason people use a certain service in the first place (whether it be ease of use, popularity, for work, software restrictions, etc.). Wouldn't it just be better if this sort of stuff wasn't happening and we could be free to do what we want on our private computer without having to worry about our privacy? P.S Congrats on 10k posts
  3. The issue isn't just with OneDrive, and it's not simply solvable by "encrypting all your data". For instance, the NSA has "pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including Hotmail" (Source). While it would be nice to just say "I won't use the service", the reality is that I own an Xbox, run Windows 10 (albeit in a VM), and occasionally use Skype.
  4. The concern isn't necessarily about if Microsoft looks at the data, but more about what they do with it. Microsoft was one of the first companies to join the PRISM program, and the people that are against PRISM are the people that are against this. The thing that scares us is just the lack of privacy and the future implications of companies/the Government having this data. I don't want this to turn into a debate on privacy and the NSA, I just want it to be clear where the concern is coming from. Also, there could be nothing to worry about. However, considering the NSA revelations, especially PRISM, I think this being an issue is very plausible.
  5. "such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders" The scope of the issue is much wider than just the OneDrive service.
  6. The "preserve" part is what people are up in arms about, and imo, rightfully so. It's one thing allow the government to investigate a case, but it's a whole separate issue when there is no way for users to have privacy and/or protect themselves. You can do it with an iGPU (I currently do it), however you can't with a 4770k. You need a CPU with IOMMU support (vt-d on Intel and I think it's called AMD-Vi on AMD)
  7. On the WAN show, I believe Linus said that there is a new revision of the pump in some retail units. Here's an article about it: http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/New-AMD-Fury-X-Pumps-May-Reduce-Noise-Levels
  8. That's awesome. Looks like it's OpenSUSE which I've actually never used before. I may have to try it out this summer. Regardless, I think I may end up creating a tutorial for Mint (and similar debian-based distros) some point this summer.
  9. This actually looks more like a competitor to Slack rather than Skype. The integration of text/voice and the group management options are a big difference imo. They also said they plan on doing integration like Slack sometime in the future.
  10. Is this from you, if not, where did you get this from? Just realized this is yours.
  11. This is what I do to play my games. However, it would be really nice to just ditch Windows altogether.
  12. Taha Khalifa already told us it it being pushed back to 2017. So does this mean it will be even later than 2017?
  13. Having a VM with GPU passthrough means you can run both Windows and Linux at the same time. A Linux distro would be the host OS and you would run Windows in a virtual machine (no dual-booting). The tutorial would tell you how to pass through your GPU to the Windows guest so you can play all your favorite games in the virtual machine. Then I would go into detail on how to optimize the machine and get the most out of it. If you think you'd be interested in this tutorial let me know and if there's enough people interested I'll get started on it. I just don't want to create a tutorial for something no one is interested in.
  14. I have no problems with Cinnamon on my system (Xeon E3 1275, 8GB RAM). OP: I see no harm in giving Mint a go. It's one of my favorite distributions for general use. Worst case scenario you just install a lighter DE or a new distro.
  15. Those numbers are a bit out of context. Those are compared to Windows Server, which will obviously have more overhead. It would be interesting to see how it compares to Linux counterparts, but we probably won't see that until it is officially released.