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  1. X99 6-core systems for the older computers, but the newer ones are 8700K/9900K, GTX1080/2070, 1.5TB of M.2 SSDs, & 64GB RAM, with dual 1440p Dell Ultrasharps. Video production can be a fun industry to do IT for. Certainly beats when my whole department at a major IT corporation had to work through a Pentium 3 1Ghz terminal server with 1GB RAM. Wasn't even that long ago...
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    Is PUBG really this bad?

    It's not without its flaws, but compared to 1.5 years ago it's practically a completely different game. I recently came back to it and have been finding it quite fun.
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    Oh man. That Rollercoaster Tycoon notification sound effect sent me right back in time.
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    Latest Videos showing old videos

    I guess the staff decided that a week of reruns was the easiest way to get through Linus' vacation.
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    These Servers are TOO EXPENSIVE

    I feel Linus' pain. Trying to work out how to set up a customised Storage Spaces array was not my idea of fun. I found the documentation for the PowerShell commands to be somewhat vague, requiring a lot of trial and error. Still, being able to set up a RAID0/JBOD hybrid that could be expanded as necessary (up to 63TB anyway) without downtime and managed within the familiarity of a Windows environment was extremely helpful during the rapid transition from a small to medium business when storage needs were growing faster than the IT budget. I just had a look at the Dell ones because our office will likely need to upgrade to a professional turn-key solution in the next year or so, and I gotta ask: is it normal for those systems to only offer up to 6TB drives? I thought physical space was typically at a premium in data centres. Even upgrading to 100TB RAID10 with our slightly outdated 12TB drives feels like a formidable number of drives. I'm guessing it has to do with proven reliability, and possibly the better rebuild times of smaller drives? Strikes me as substantially increasing the risk of drive failure though.
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    Is IPS Glow really that bad?

    I totally recommend IPS wherever possible. Everything looks so much nicer. I sometimes notice glow in a corner or two on my ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q when the screen is almost completely black (namely dark movies and BIOS), but that's about it. My wallpaper is currently just black and I can't really see the glow. And that's with these monitors being considered relatively bad for IPS glow (I guess mostly due to the manufacturing focus being more on the panel being able to do an impressive 165hz 1440p). The Dell Ultrasharps at work are also great.
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    Forward a port on Telstra smart modem

    Hmm, tricky. I always find port forwarding surprisingly frustrating for something so simple. At this point I can only suggest making sure your modem's firmware is up to date. Also, maybe try some of those websites that tell you if your ports are open.
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    Forward a port on Telstra smart modem

    Ok. And the Destination IP is set to something in the 192.168.0.XXX range like the modem?
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    Forward a port on Telstra smart modem

    Does your modem connect to a landline-based Internet connection currently? If it's using the 3G/4G capability then port forwarding won't work since that uses an additional type of NAT which you have no control over (due to IPv4 addresses being pricey and mobile devices being many).
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    M.2 NVMe Add-In Cards for Multiple Drives

    Yeah, the project got put off a bit, but that's the device that I expect to get. Looks pretty good.
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    Everyone Was Right About Tesla

    Yeah, that statement doesn't even remotely relate to anything I was saying.
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    Everyone Was Right About Tesla

    You really don't have to like Tesla or their cars. It's not like they're having trouble selling them. Tesla is notable for one important reason: They made the electric car sexy and increasingly mainstream. Other manufacturers only now seem to finally be getting their act together in response. I'm personally not a huge fan of air and noise pollution and look forward to seeing it decline in coming decades. Of course, I'm not defending any unnecessarily risky behaviour regarding investors' money. But hopefully Musk and Tesla will be a bit more stable going forward.
  13. Pretty sure the whole 'Discuss with Adults' thing is just a metaphor for the relative structure and moderation of the forums as compared to the sociopathic ADHD wasteland that is Youtube comments. It seems fairly evident that LTT's demographic is predominantly adolescent and young adult males, and yeah, that gets pretty grating at times. But hey, I learned from others at that age, and sometimes you just want to help people with their computer problems.
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    Ryzen 5 2600 + GTX 1060 6gb?

    Yes, capped frame rates reduce video card (and usually CPU) usage, which reduces power consumption and heat production. Capping your frame rate will have no effect on preventing stutters unless you've somehow designed a case with next to no air flow and the heat builds up in your case to a point where everything thermal throttles. In other words, capping a frame rate has exactly one effect on performance: it caps your frame rate. Any drops below 30 or 60fps will be a result of the visual complexity and engine optimisation of the game you are playing relative to the performance of your system. Higher frame rates may still be beneficial on 60hz monitors that don't have freesync or gsync. They reduce the visual difference between each frame, which I find makes screen tearing less noticeable. You can try v-sync instead, but it generally introduces noticeable lag.
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    Copper Tubing is HARD

    So I'm curious: This video claims that even with a giant coil of copper tubing they couldn't transfer much heat. But then wasn't a high level of heat transfer with copper the reasoning behind why whole room water cooling didn't work? I was never quite clear on that.