itswillum reacted to CPotter in PC Tech Support Challenge
If you're not doing anything tomorrow, you should swing by our PC Tech Support Challenge. Jay will be going up against Steve from Gamers Nexus to troubleshoot and fix two PC's we messed up and sent their way.
You can watch the stream below:
We're also giving away all three systems that we've built, so tune in for that. You can learn more about the specs through the link below:
Giveaway Preview Link: https://gleam.io/EOlYT/pc-tech-support-challenge-giveaway
itswillum reacted to Vonplaf in Dumpster dive... / OMG!! free stuff
We have this small shed where i live that all the tenants can dump their old electronics in for recycling.
Sooo ... being a tech hoarder when I see stuff there i had to bring crap home
And i am most likely gonna throw it all back there after some time coming to realize that i dont have any use for most of it..
So this month alone i have scored.
Xbox 360 in box, PSU, Controller and headset .
Huawei mediapad t3 10
Asus Sabertooth x79 motherboard
Intel Xeon e5 1650 CPU
Gotta stop dragging old tech home.... UHHH SQUIRREL....i mean UHH TECH ... DAMN!! 😀😀😀
itswillum reacted to donannis in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!
Hi all, I mentioned I was going to throw up a post on my racing/flight sim arcade from a Crazy Taxi sit down. This has been painted red, hypermarquee installed. All marquees are custom. Dashboard was hand molded. Fold in flightsick. 5 spot force feedback using simxperience program. Custom buttons for stream deck. Side lcds fold to side and can be played using retropie after switching source. Lots of other stuff. I did beat outrun sp in the video. Just barely.
Here is a video of it in action: https://youtu.be/kjtxvyaBTEk
I7 3770k, 16gb, Gtx 1080
Logitech G27 Wheel
Thrustmaster TH8A shifter
BMW E36 Gauge Cluster with Aduno Uno controlling it
Stream Deck for buttons
3x 30" HP ZR30 monitors
Handcrafted and shaped Dashboard
Half Cut LCD marquee from Vitrolight
Aura Transducers x5 for force feedback with a pioneer amp
Build here: https://imgur.com/gallery/oGOFYvD
itswillum reacted to gorillacowman in COVID Alert released in Canada
The Canadian corona-virus tracking app was released last Friday with initial support for Ontario. While the app is available nation wide it is only the notification process is only available in Ontario as of writing this post.
The app uses the Apple-Google model for notification. It works by having your phone send out a random code over Bluetooth which other people with the app who are close by will receive and send theirs codes back to you. So you phone will hold a list of codes you have sent and codes that you have seen. If someone get's diagnosed with COVID they will be given a one time code that allows their app to upload their generated codes to a database. Everyone's apps will pulling the new codes found in the database and checking to see if it has seen one of the codes before. If a match is found the app will notify with information on what to do next. This is an oversimplification if you would like to learn more I would suggest watching the Computerphile video or to read Apple's white paper on the subject both linked in the sources.
The app maintains a users privacy since the only data that is stored are randomly generated codes which are not traceable to a specific user. It also does not tell you who you where contact with but if you were in contact with someone. If you feel unsure about the security and privacy of the app the code for the app is available on GitHub linked in the sources below.
I believe that it is still useful to download the app even if it is not available yet in you province. Since the app would still be exchanging codes before provincial support. So if you come into contact with someone a few days before your province supports the app you would still get notified if the person get's diagnosed once the province is using the app.
Get the app:
CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid-pandemic-app-ontario-1.5670239
Information from the governement: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html
Numberphile video: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html
itswillum reacted to RILEYISMYNAME in Why do they still make MP3 players??
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itswillum reacted to Sorenson in I Stand by What I Said. Samsung G9 Non-Sponsored Review
It means it’s actually a review. If it was “sponsored” it would be an unboxing or showcase. Every LTT video has multiple sponsors. That is why we get to watch them for free.
itswillum reacted to James in I Stand by What I Said. Samsung G9 Non-Sponsored Review
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itswillum reacted to WaggishOhio383 in Looking to get a new phone - can't decide between 2
In the end it all comes down to personal preference. As an android user, I would never get an iPhone myself, but if you want a reliable phone with good performance, you can't go wrong with the SE. iOS is much more optimized than android, simply because it's locked down to only function with the apps apple makes you use. While you get great performance on much lower specs than other android phones, you don't have the flexibility to change things like your messaging app, keyboard, launcher, etc. If you're okay with making those sacrifices to get better performance, then do it.
It really depends on whether you care more about what you can do with your phone's hardware, or software. If you really want the IP rating and wireless charging, then get the iPhone SE. If you want a phone that allows for more customization within the OS, but is lacking some hardware features that you realistically can live without (I've had a Samsung Galaxy S8 for a year and a half now and I've never used wireless charging or had any issues with taking sudden tumbles into water) then go with the OnePlus Nord.
itswillum reacted to nicklmg in 7 Gamers 1 CPU Part 2
Kingston 32GB DDR4 ECC RAM (x8)
Kingston KC400 1TB Business SSD (x8)
Lime Technology unRAID Server Pro Software
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Caselabs Mercury S8
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Acer Predator X34 21:9 Gaming Monitor (x7)
Intel Xeon E5 2697 V3 (x2)
ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS
AMD R9 Nano (x7)
EVGA T2 1600W
Cablemod Custom Cables for PSU
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Water Cooling Parts
CPU blocks - EK Supremacy Evo
Radiators - EK Coolstream XE 360
GPU Blocks - EK R9 Nano
GPU Connector - Custom 7-way version of FC Terminal
Pump/Reservoir - EK Xres 140
Fittings - EK Advanced Compression Fittings
Tubing - Primochill Primoflex Black/Orange
A few weeks ago we unveiled the "7 gamers 1 CPU" computer, and while we ran some benchmarks, many viewers weren't satisfied. Today, we fix that.
itswillum reacted to williamcll in More fans than budget laptops - Nubia Red Magic 5S annouced
The refreshed phone comes with a 865+, up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 Storage, 144hz refresh rate, Silver heat pipes instead of copper and a external peltier device along with the inbuilt cooling fan. Full announcement will take place on the 28th and pre-orders start today:
Thoughts: Guess I don't need a water cooling kit anymore with this setup, going to be interesting see which gaming phone have the best cooling solution within the next two months. That said, Nubia's UI is kind of meh but at least it's editable.
itswillum reacted to LinusTech in Since Linus is showing us his DIY AC unit build I want to do the same
That cassette unit looks IDENTICAL to mine. I guess I got rebranded LG gear? lol
itswillum reacted to nicklmg in This was MUCH harder than I expected... DIY Air Conditioning Pt 1
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