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    sylarspock reacted to theninja35 in Anyone Looking for a Linus Tech Tips Beanbag Chair?   
    I'll pay $400 if Dennis comes shipped inside of it instead of the fill.
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    sylarspock got a reaction from shadowbyte in Steam Link to be integrated into new Samsung TVs   
    Source: https://www.vg247.com/2016/10/13/steam-link-to-be-integrated-into-new-samsung-tvs/

    I think this is cool, Valve should partner with more TV manufacturers to include Steam Link.
    At the same time, TV manufacturers would consider PC gaming more seriously with Valve working with them and perhaps work on the input lag.
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    sylarspock got a reaction from Beskamir in Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history   
    I wish this bot was available in English for us to test  out... 
    But nevertheless, AI is taking huge strides.

    P.S: Someone should test it on Dennis 


    Source: http://mashable.com/2016/02/05/microsoft-xiaoice-turing-test/#DWeqzt.OMkqG


     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from Puma911 in Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history   
    I wish this bot was available in English for us to test  out... 
    But nevertheless, AI is taking huge strides.

    P.S: Someone should test it on Dennis 


    Source: http://mashable.com/2016/02/05/microsoft-xiaoice-turing-test/#DWeqzt.OMkqG


     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from AngryPandaPC in Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history   
    I wish this bot was available in English for us to test  out... 
    But nevertheless, AI is taking huge strides.

    P.S: Someone should test it on Dennis 


    Source: http://mashable.com/2016/02/05/microsoft-xiaoice-turing-test/#DWeqzt.OMkqG


     
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    sylarspock reacted to Ex14 in Singtel to offer 10Gbps residential fibre service (Singapore News)   
    I'm on Singtel, and due to reasons you mentioned previously (soccer being another big reason) I can;t switch out to another service provider Even though I know they provide BETTER service (i'm looking at you VQ)
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    sylarspock reacted to Windspeed36 in Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history   
    Please edit your post to comply with the pinned thread.
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    sylarspock reacted to bbqsauce in Singtel to offer 10Gbps residential fibre service (Singapore News)   
    just to clarify i have nothing against competition, but frankly there is so much more they should be doing instead of aiming for higher speeds. gigabit is pretty widespread today in SG. the current pricing is affordable and its only a matter of time when more and more are switching over from broadband as their contracts end.

    Stuff like ensuring they provide the advertised speed 24/7 and not throttle speeds during peak hours. Starhub themselves have a disclaimer in their contract that as long as you receive above 60% of your contract speed everything is fine and dandy. like what.
    Don't get me started on the amount of times their service goes down and how long it takes to restore connection.
    Above all, their customer service, oh boy. I can go on for days on that. 
     
    Having reached gigabit connection as mainstream imo is all we need for the next few years. You can pretty much get gigabit from any telco at around $50 a month which is pretty affordable given our standard of living. until 4k becomes even more mainstream then maybe we might move forward towards higher speeds.
    As of now its easy to tell that most consumer stuff only caps out at gigabit speeds and anything above is really bleeding edge. I understand having this plan for business and what not. But pushing this as the "after gigabit" thing is kinda not the point, at least not right now.
    I'm not saying that this isn't useful, i just mean from the perspective of the regular consumer they won't even come close to needing it. Why not push prices down instead of bringing out higher speeds. 
     
    I imagine this was the response to the 2Gbps plan, telcos be like we need the top spot. bring out 10gbps.
    Soon M1 and starhub will follow suit. 
     
    So it goes back to my point of, there are so many areas in our telco's service that needs fixing and imo they should focus on that first.
    If, by some miracle, Starhub is able to fix their customer service, ensure reliable service and at the same time provide the advertised speeds. In my eyes they will become the top ISP. Isn't this in itself competition? Since other ISPs will definitely try to follow suit. 
    In the end this is just my own opinion. 
    - A disgruntled Starhub residential and business customer
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    sylarspock got a reaction from Ex14 in Singtel to offer 10Gbps residential fibre service (Singapore News)   
    What ISP are you on?

    I used to be on Singtel 500mbps and yes WAN show/Twitch was unwatchable for me. Latency to my US game server was horrible.
    I whole heartedly, agree with you that we don't need 500mbps to watch Youtube or Twitch and we shouldn't have such issues.

    I got fed up with that and switched to VQ and I haven't had any speed issues since.(barring the network downtime they faced)
    From Twitch 720p being an issue, I could watch WAN Show in Source.

    In this, we as consumers have to vote with our wallet on the Quality of Service that they provide.
    This would come down to each ISP's Peering agreements and capacity that they provision for their customers.

    And that's where competition comes in and the ISPs will react to how we vote.
    Unfortunately, most people are tied to their Multi Line discounts and don't like the hassle involved  with switching ISPs.
     
     

     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from bbqsauce in Singtel to offer 10Gbps residential fibre service (Singapore News)   
    What ISP are you on?

    I used to be on Singtel 500mbps and yes WAN show/Twitch was unwatchable for me. Latency to my US game server was horrible.
    I whole heartedly, agree with you that we don't need 500mbps to watch Youtube or Twitch and we shouldn't have such issues.

    I got fed up with that and switched to VQ and I haven't had any speed issues since.(barring the network downtime they faced)
    From Twitch 720p being an issue, I could watch WAN Show in Source.

    In this, we as consumers have to vote with our wallet on the Quality of Service that they provide.
    This would come down to each ISP's Peering agreements and capacity that they provision for their customers.

    And that's where competition comes in and the ISPs will react to how we vote.
    Unfortunately, most people are tied to their Multi Line discounts and don't like the hassle involved  with switching ISPs.
     
     

     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from JT8101997 in Stormborn   
    Introduction   Project Stormborn is my first Build Log and venture into the world of custom PC Water-Cooling.

    I'm going for Pictorial Build log, hence this log will be image heavy.   Contents PC Component List Water Cooling Parts List Case Mod
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    sylarspock got a reaction from hearthofsin in Portal Themed 900D Gaming PC   
    just random idea(s), if you are doing Water cooling
    try use orange and blue tubing/rigid tubing and just white or transparent fluid
     
    Primochill Rigid tubing for example...

     



    will match the portal theme, like portals transporting the fluid 
     
     
    also check out ColdZero's backplate for your graphic cards

    you can custom design and get him to print your own designs, probably a robot aiming the portal gun at the  graphic block's g1/4 ports
    Use tubing instead of EK FC termnials, it will link up to theme of orange/blue tubes(portals) being opened to transport the fluid.
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    sylarspock got a reaction from handymanshandle in US is falling behind the world on LTE speeds   
    Yup hence my conclusion that it's network capacity, (number of base stations etc) rather than having newer faster technologies.
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    sylarspock got a reaction from blackadder in Western Digital to abandon ‘Green’ brand in favour of ‘Blue’ HDDs   
    Doesn't make much of a difference to me. I have always avoided WD Greens and went with Blue or Black either way.
    Black's additional warranty is worth it imo.   

    Current system using 4TB black as mass storage, and my is NAS on WD Reds   
     
    Update Comments from KitGuru:
    KitGuru Says: In fact, cancellation of a low-cost hard drives brand makes sense for Western Digital from business standpoint. Increasing price of HDDs by $5 – $10 – a sum that many retail customers will never notice – will help the company to increase its revenues and margins. Any increase in revenue automatically means increase in research and development spending, which means additional performance and capacity.

    Source:
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/hard-drives/anton-shilov/western-digital-to-abandon-green-brand-in-favour-of-blue-hdds/
     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from cesrai in Western Digital to abandon ‘Green’ brand in favour of ‘Blue’ HDDs   
    Doesn't make much of a difference to me. I have always avoided WD Greens and went with Blue or Black either way.
    Black's additional warranty is worth it imo.   

    Current system using 4TB black as mass storage, and my is NAS on WD Reds   
     
    Update Comments from KitGuru:
    KitGuru Says: In fact, cancellation of a low-cost hard drives brand makes sense for Western Digital from business standpoint. Increasing price of HDDs by $5 – $10 – a sum that many retail customers will never notice – will help the company to increase its revenues and margins. Any increase in revenue automatically means increase in research and development spending, which means additional performance and capacity.

    Source:
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/hard-drives/anton-shilov/western-digital-to-abandon-green-brand-in-favour-of-blue-hdds/
     
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    sylarspock reacted to patrickjp93 in will apple switch to intel graphics for macbook pro?   
    People who think Intel's iGPUs are unacceptable for productivity...
     
    R7 M370X: 640 shaders at 800 MHz = 620 * 2 * 0.8*10^9 = 992GFlops
    4950HQ Iris Pro: 384 shaders at 1.15GHz = 384 * 2 * 1.15*10^9 = 883.2GFlops
    A downgrade, but not a bad tradeoff for a cooler-running machine
    GT4e Iris Pro: 576 shaders at 1.0 GHz   = 576 * 2 * 1*10^9      = 1.152*10^12 = 1.152TFlops
                           576 shaders at 1.15 GHz = 576 * 2 * 1.15*10^9 = 1.3284*10^12 = 1.3284TFlops
    An upgrade, and you get the cooler running machine!
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    sylarspock got a reaction from ofr057 in Coding to be taught in Australian schools from primary age   
    Something of interest as Linus was discussing about teaching kids coding and starting them off at an early age  in the WAN Show.
     
    Source:
    http://mashable.com/2015/09/21/coding-schools-australia/?id=mash-com-fb-aus-link#uH8OJW4.5Gkl

     
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    sylarspock got a reaction from dzonidev in How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?   
    CCR, Cloud core  router series.
     
    CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+PC
    http://routerboard.com/CCR1009-8G-1S-1SplusPC
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    sylarspock got a reaction from dzonidev in How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?   
    Dual NIC on my PC
    Teamed to the MikroTik  router
    We have the option of having 2 Networks at 1gbps each from the Fiber ONT 
    or using the MikroTik router/switch to bond them and make it a single connection
    Hooked up my PC (2x NIC Team) and Synology NAS (2x NIC Team) to the router with the last port on the switch going to my AC87U. 
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    sylarspock reacted to Fishsticks in How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?   
    Thanks

    Taken during peak use
    Paying for 1Gbps at 40SGD(30usd)
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    sylarspock reacted to Humbug in Bethesda admits they reduced Fallout 4 graphics to focus on other things + no paid mods (for now) or microtransactions   
    This. Absolutely this.Not everybody needs to create the next big thing graphically. But in that case make sure it runs at 60fps 1080p maxed out on midrange hardware.
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    sylarspock reacted to CtW in The new Razer Mamba   
    Sauce: http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-mamba?src=pgm.81594800&utm_source=Razer_Social_Media&utm_medium=smlink_US_launch&utm_campaign=Razer_Mamba
     

    So Razer's gone and made a new Mamba and it has many DPIs (16,000) and can be lit up with many colors (16.8 mil) as this is a chroma product.
    Also Razer is doing the typical Razer thing and calling this "the world's most advanced gaming mouse" and claiming that it being able to go up to 16k DPI is a very good thing (I use my mouse at 2k dpi and that is higher than what most people use).

    They also introduced this thing called "Adustable Click Force Techlology" which allows you to change how much force it takes to actuate the mouse button which is pretty cool but idk how many people will actually use this thing.

    This mouse is also wireless and has a claimed response time of 1ms which is pretty cool and it charges with a micro USB cable. You can use the mouse while it is charging.

    The lighting on this thing is pretty special though, with LED lighting on the scroll wheel, these weird side bar things as well as the Razer logo (that only lights up on the non-wireless championship model, the regular, wireless one's logo doesn't light up). There are 5 modes: Wave, Spectrum Cycling, Breathing, Static, or Reactive. 
     
    le trailer vid

     
    le TECH SPECS 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration Dual gaming grade wired/wireless technology 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time Adjustable Click Force Technology Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips Chroma lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options Inter-device color synchronization Nine independently programmable buttons with tilt-click scroll wheel Charging dock Razer Synapse enabled 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB charging cable Approximate size: 128 mm / 5 in (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in (Width) x 42.5 mm / 1.67 in (Height) Approximate weight: 125 g / 0.27 lbs Battery life: Approximately 20 hrs (continuous gaming)* My opinion:
    This thing looks interesting with all the lighting effects and the adjustable clicking force thing, but I really don't like the lighting bars on the side of this thing, as they make it look like some cheap gaming mouse fresh out of China. Also, the whole 16k DPI thing with it being adjustable by 1 DPI increments just seems insane, and unnecessary unless you like your DPI at 1738 exactly or need that high of a DPI to navigate your 3 8k displays without moving your wrist too much. The other main issue with this mouse will likely be the price. If my memory serves me right, the last Mamba sold for 129.99 which is already insane and I'd imagine that this thing will top that figure. Also I am concerned about the battery life though. It being so short means that people are more likely to leave it on the stand until they need to use it, which could lead to over charging and the thing requiring that you have it plugged in for it to function after maybe a year or 2 of use.
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    sylarspock reacted to Oshino Shinobu in SP or AF for front intake?   
    SP is good for getting past obstructions, such as drive cages and radiators. For this sort of thing, he'd want a fan to move as much air as possible, so AF would probably be better. 
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    sylarspock got a reaction from Trik'Stari in Batman: Arkham Knight's Big CE cancelled one week before game launch   
    well at least the cancellation is handled properly
    they could have chosen to just send the crappy product and fleece the customers
    ^ at least that seems to be the norm for the PC Game industry, bad, unstable ports of games and fleece us
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    sylarspock reacted to rkcmd in Folding@Home Install Guide and Links - LinusTechTips_Team - 223518   
    Just reached 1 million points. :>
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