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About sanfilippo12

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Southeast USA
  • Interests
    Comics, Computers, Politics, Western Art Music
  • Occupation
    Math and Computers Teacher (Middle and High School)


  • CPU
    i5 8600k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G (mATX)
  • RAM
    Ripjaw V - 16 GB - 3000 MHz - DDR4
  • GPU
    GTX 1060 6GB - EVGA SC
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core V21
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750 (non-i)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  1. Hmmm. I have a 1060 (6GB) and am on a budget. This might be a worthy upgrade for me.
  2. The rules of the forum state not to get political, so I will refuse to answer that question, but hopefully my reason for refusing to answer will imply my answer.
  3. As a teacher, I can say that it is very helpful to me. I have the administration at my school set to “VIP” so that emails from them get pushed straight to my watch. I can’t be on my phone because I need to be focused on my students, but my watch lets me see when important emails are sent and lets me tend to them if need be. The fitness tracking is also a nice feature I use daily.
  4. Hey. First of all, I’m sorry that it took me so long to respond, my father was readmitted to the hospital. He’s going to be fine, but I’ve been spending a lot of time there. As for where I came up with the ideas as to as to what constitutes being a platform, here is where I got the ideas: This is the first article that sparked my interest on the topic. It was this article that caused me to look into more articles on the topic. This article talked a little bit about the blurring of the lines now happening between publishers and platforms. (What I believe to be a mistake being made by Facebook currently). This article I found is 5 years old and talks about the early stages of the controversy. These were the articles that helped to shape my idea of the platform vs publisher debate. Again, I’m sorry it took my so long to respond, and please let me know if the links don’t work.
  5. I’m really not making stuff up. Why would I do that? I did research and posted my findings. Would you like my sources?
  6. Correct. They should take no responsibility for what is posted on their platform. For example, AT&T takes no responsibility for what is said over their platform. They don’t vet, edit, or censor phone calls. If Facebook is going to claim to be a platform, they need to act like it and do nothing about the user-posted content. Once they vet, edit, and censor, they become a publisher and they become responsible for everything posted.
  7. I agree that they are a private entity, but they claim to be a platform, not a publisher. This is where the problem lies. Breitbart, The New York Times, DailyWire, Wall Street Journal, etc. are publishers. They are responsible for everything in their publication/on their website, and they can remove an article before publishing, or take one down, if they desire. They are supposed to vet everything. If a picture is used in their publication without the creator/photographer’s permission in an article, the publisher gets sued, not the author. (That’s why publishers always give credit or use their own photographers). Facebook claims to be a platform, in the case of being a platform, they should allow all legal things to be posted. Once they start vetting and editing and such, they become a publisher. Here’s a hypothetical situation that could occur in a “Facebook as a Publisher” World: Now Joe Schmoe sets a pretty sunset as his profile picture, but Joe Schmoe didn’t take the photo, Jane Lane did. Jane Lane now knows that Facebook is now supposed to vet content, so it’s Facebook’s fault someone is using her photograph (which she had behind a paywall before it somehow got distributed) without permission. Jane Lane sues Facebook for allowing someone to use her photo on their vetted website without her permission. Will she win? Probably not, but it’s a dumb lawsuit Facebook has to deal with (and probably the first of many). This is one of many reasons Facebook should stick to being a platform, and not be a publisher.
  8. Typically there is WWDC every June and an iPhone event every September/October. I expect all of this stuff to be bundled into that iPhone event. Although, they, in the past, have had an iPhone event in September AND a Mac/iPad event in October (of the same year). So, in conclusion, I’d expect these new devices in Autumn of 2018.
  9. Dang. I hope 3D-Touch remains. I use it all the time. I only use it for one purpose, but I use it daily. I use it to add songs/podcasts to “up next.”
  10. Thank you. I just ordered the RAM, great price. I'm hoping to get a fully-modular PSU. What do you think of the EVGA SuperNOVA G3 (650W)? It is a little out of my price-range, but looking at the timeline on PCPartPicker, it looks like it drops to about $70 every couple weeks. If it is a good PSU, I can grab it when it drops in price again.
  11. Hello everyone. I am currently building my first custom PC. I am very excited to get started and I have half the parts on the way (shipped or shipping soon) already; but now I am curious as to if I chose a good power supply or not. So I figured I'd ask for input from y'all before ordering the power supply, as I know that a bad power supply has potential to destroy everything else in the system. Here is my planned build: Notice: I do not have RAM listed yet because I am still price-comparing between websites. I am thinking 2x4GB or 1x8GB and adding another 8GB in the future. So now to my main question. I want a Fully-Modular Power Supply, I want it to work for my build, and I want to be able to Overclock in the future. Did I choose a good power supply? Should I pick something else? is 620W enough? If this is a bad power supply, what are your suggestions? I'd like to stay under $60. Thanks so much and have a great day!
  12. I plan on doing my first build this December. I've been doing research for a year on PC building, and I've always wanted a gaming computer. Now that I'm out of college and finally have a steady paying job (I teach math and computer classes at a private K-12 school), I can afford to put money towards a computer. That being said, I plan on waiting until Black Friday/Cyber Monday to see if there are any sales (since I don't plan on building until December). I have my eye on that i5 8600k.
  13. I plan on making my first build this Christmas. The case I plan on using is the Thermaltake Core V21. I love the way this case looks. It works with mITX and mATX. Airflow should be no problem, as it is essentially open on every side of the case (minus the windowed side) and has magnetic dust filters on every side. It also has a huge 200 mm intake fan on the front. Cable management also shouldn't be a problem if you orientate the case so MOBO is vertical. Like I said, I plan on building with this case this December, so I've done a lot of research.
  14. I was thinking about doing my first (budget) build with an i5 7500 and a B250 motherboard, but now I'm waiting for Coffee Lake before I buy parts. When the Coffee Lake i5 8500 comes about, do you think it will work with a B250, or no? The reason I ask is I found a B250 that I really like (MSI B250M Mortar Arctic), and I would like to still use it with Coffee Lake if possible. I keep seeing people talk about Z170 and Z270 motherboards' possible compatibility with Coffee Lake, but I haven't heard anything about the B's or H's. (Sorry if the answer is obvious, I'm still new to building).