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  1. peanuts104

    CenturyLink Blocks Internet To Show Advertisement

    I don't think you understood what I meant. The law says this: "A service provider that intentionally or knowingly fails to provide notice to a consumer and the Division may be subject to a civil fine up to $10,000." So my point being, if it is somehow determined a company didn't provide adequate notice, the fine would be, from how I'm reading it, is $10k per instance of no notification, which would be financially devastating. This doesn't have anything to do with the FCC or Trump.
  2. peanuts104

    CenturyLink Blocks Internet To Show Advertisement

    The law says they could be fined $10k. Is that $10k per instance? That could get expensive fast.
  3. Back in the hay day of Lucasarts I would agree with you, but they stopped putting out good games in the mid 2000s (although I think all of LucasArts was horribly mismanaged by that point anyway. See: The Prequels). I was excited when Disney bought LucasArts because I wanted more Star Wars games. While the battlefronts haven't lived up to expectations and aren't as good as the old Battlefront II, they are fun games to pop in and out of from time to time (micro transactions controversy aside, I didn't get 2018 Battlefront II until after they dropped the pay to win stuff). I just don't see why it's so hard to give fans what they want. But single player games aren't in EAs monetization strategy anymore it seems, which is why Disney needs to right the ship and buy their way out of exclusivity hell.
  4. Because the Star Wars franchise was an investment to them and they want to put as little effort into it as possible with the most payout, ergo they wanted an "experienced" game publisher with multiple studios to work on it. On paper, it's a good idea. EA pitched the idea basically saying "Hey, we can handle all the minutia on the technical side, distribution, marketing, etc and we have multiple studios so we can work on multiple games for you at once." That being said I think Disney is finding out why EA is so hated by the gaming community and I would not be surprised if the exclusivity gets dropped at some point.
  6. peanuts104

    [Poll] Rocket League Popularity

    I play regularly. I don't think I'm that good, but it's fun and competitive. The community can be toxic (and I will admit I've been part of the problem sometimes) and sometimes I question how well the ranking and matchmaking system work, but I love that I can sit down for 10 minutes, play a match, and go back to doing something else or sit and play it for a few hours straight. Edit: Just a quick thought. If I were going to contrast it with the other multiplayer game I play regularly, Siege, then I would I would say I prefer RL just because of the time factor. A siege game, even a casual one, takes a lot more time to get through. And it's fun and I love to play it with my friends, but if I'm about to fall asleep in the middle of a Siege match because it's after work and I'm tired, I can't just quit, versus RL it's not a problem because of the shorter matches.
  7. So they just need to steal your head.
  8. peanuts104

    Evaluate my pc build ig

    Unless you want the best overclocking performance, I would get a B450 mobo and save a few bucks. I would also go with the normal r5 2600, not the x version since everything I've heard says that the 2600 overclocks about the same as the 2600x. If you don't plan to overclock then r5 2600x is fine since it will be faster out of the box. I also recommend RAM with at a speed of at least 3000 MHz. Memory speed affects Ryzen a lot and faster memory will improve your experience with Ryzen. Other than that, everything else looks good. Edit: I forgot to mention, you may want to wait before pulling the trigger on this. AMD may be announcing the next generation of Ryzen at CES and if the rumors are true, there will be massive performance gains (although I am a bit skeptical).
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    First PC build!! Godlike!!!

  10. peanuts104

    Is it stil worth it buying an RX580 or GTX1060?

    If you're playing at 1080p and 60Hz they are both great cards. I'm seeing more deals on RX 580s right now than the 1060s though. If you can get either for under $180 US then I'd say go for it. I'm waiting to upgrade my monitor before I switch cards.
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    Tom's Incoming Foldable Phone Review

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    NVIDIA slapped with class action lawsuit over crypto crash.

    It was also a situation where financially Nvidia has deep enough pockets to bet big and AMD couldn't afford the risk. If AMD had bet big on crypto and lost, that might have done the company in.
  13. To play devil's advocate, since I really do think this is a bad idea, with all the accident videos of kids getting run over/killed in accidents/etc, it would be somewhat nice knowing that your child didn't make it to school just for safety reasons.
  14. peanuts104

    iPad Pros Shipping Bent from Apple, new feature

    With a company and customer base so focused on aesthetics as apple, I'm surprised the fanboys aren't absolutely outraged by this slight. $200 walmart tablets don't come out of the box bent.
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    Walmart patent to listen to every sound

  16. peanuts104

    2600 running really hot

    That looks good. Might even have some headroom to overclock if you wanted. If you wanted lower temps or more room for overclocking, you could spend ~$20-$40 on a better cooler (hyper 212, Croyrig H7 would be my two recommendations for that cpu), but if you don't plan to overclock you shouldn't need to.
  17. peanuts104

    2600 running really hot

    I see Cinebench recommended most often and it's a good one. I use prime95. Some people say prime95 could cause damage to the cpu, and I've only used it on Intel, so I don't know how prime95 behaves with ryzen. That being said, if you choose prime95, through my research, version 26.6 is the safest one and the one I see most overclockers recommend. If you do use prime95, use the small fft. I like prime95 because if your CPU is cool on it and your OC is stable on it, then you're good. Most other programs won't even come close to getting your CPU that hot.
  18. peanuts104

    2600 running really hot

    Make sure the CPU fan is plugged into the right header. Check your motherboard manual. It should be plugged into the cpu fan header, not a chassis fan header.
  19. That's the point. He paid $2,100 and got a $1,400 system. Most people won't look at the hardware inside or read the label and they will get ripped off big time. If it was the difference between a $14 product and $21 product, who cares, but the difference here is a significant amount of money.
  20. peanuts104

    Japan cyber security minister admits he has never used a computer

    To play devil's advocate, if he doesn't know anything about computers, and he is the talking head to the media, theoretically he wouldn't be able to reveal sensitive technical information like that. Being confused by the question means that a potential bad actor does not get a yes or no answer.
  21. peanuts104

    Inside a Livingroom Cabinet Gaming PC

    So, update. Installed the fans as one exhaust and one intake. So far so good. The card gets a little toasty on unigine heaven at 80c, but it's not hitting 90c, which is the main thing. Should be good to go to game for extended periods of time. Now I'm just waiting for 1080TIs to hit $300 so I can kinda game at 4k in my living room...
  22. So, pic related. I have an i5 6600k on a mobo that can't OC with an RX 480 red devil as my HTPC. The RX 480 red devil is a new addition. It was a 1050 TI. The temps were warm but tolerable with the 1050 TI in the cabinet. Now that the RX 480 Red Devil is in there, well, it hit 90 degrees with powercolor's "advanced" (read: allows more power) bios. I've just put it back on the factory bios from powercolor and it hovers between 1150 mhz and 1215 mhz, thermal throttling at will to control GPU temps, obviously with the cabinet closed. I understand this is a harsh environment to put this box in. And I would like to put the "more powerful" (for lack of a better term) bios back on the GPU. So, the bottleneck at this point is cooling in this limited space. So, I was thinking about a solution like link related: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CO543S/ref=s9u_wsim_gw_i1?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pd_rd_i=B009CO543S&pd_rd_r=6d68ca0f-d741-11e8-bc3b-876f53a82273&pd_rd_w=0t2In&pd_rd_wg=Acp35&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=MT0F64NGJ4K38KXJA8Y1&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=d23224e5-e71a-4c76-8d64-9e904118b011&pf_rd_i=desktop My questions are as follow: 1) Any experience with this? Because I have no idea if these fans are good. Review look good but IDK. 2) If I buy ONE set, do I do intake near the case intake, or exhaust near the case exhaust? 3) Is buying ONE stupid? Should I just man up, buy two, make one intake and one exhaust for my cabinet for optimal living room PC cooling? Any suggestions or advice are welcome.
  23. peanuts104

    Inside a Livingroom Cabinet Gaming PC

    Temps are normal outside of the cabinet. That's why I was going to add those fans though. They aren't for the case, they are for the actual cabinet. So I would put them in the back of the cabinet with one on intake and one on exhaust to help get air circulating in there. I ordered a couple of cabinet fans and will probably make this my Saturday project...though maybe next Saturday because my weekend is filling up quick. It should be noted that the only overheating issue is with games. It doesn't get too hot when I'm just streaming stuff or watching movies on it.