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admkhalid

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  1. System76 dropped an all new Bonobo WS Laptop 4 weeks ago. So, basically a portable workstation, with desktop CPU (upto 10900K) and desktop GPU (upto RTX 2080 Super (maybe you should wait for the one with 3080)). Yes. Full desktop components on a laptop (I don't know about the RAM). Definitely an absolute monster of a machine that you can take with you. I'd love to watch Anthony taking a look at this beast. https://system76.com/laptops/bonobo P.S.: The full review for S76 Oryx Pro is on the pipeline, right. Please do a full review.
  2. I'm well aware my ISP can still block connections with the IP addresses of the site. I was just confused by the whole dns over tls thing on Android. And thanks for the tips regarding it. I successfully set up stubby with CloudFlare as the recursive resolver. DNS over TLS is enabled as reported by this page . DuckDuckGo is accessible right now. Is there any lightweight third-party tool like this for windows. (Fine with CLI tools as well).
  3. I've been using CloudFlare's DNS service for the last year, and it's been good. But for the last 2 days, DuckDuckGo has been down here in India. Reports on news sites say that it's not their problem, and Indian ISP's are responsible for this. But also they said it's working if you're using CloudFlare. But it is still down for me. I checked my router settings, Windows network settings and Ubuntu network settings and still can't connect to DuckDuckGo. But when I tried changing the provider hostname in "Private DNS" setting on my Android device to "1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com" and it works. Even the blocked torrenting sites are working on my phone after this. Question 1: How is this "Private DNS" setting different from the normal DNS setting on other devices or the router? Is it some sort of VPN? I even tried some DNS leak test on browserleaks.com, it says it is CloudFlare but it isn't connecting to DDG. Question 2: Is there any way I can set up 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com in my device settings (Windows/Ubuntu/Router) just like on Android? Or is the problem with my ISP? Additional info if you need it: Router: TL-WR841N, ISP: ACT Fibernet
  4. In the "10 Ways Linux is just better!" Linus talks about Anthony running into a guy at System76 who had a GitHub repo with a script which could install all the software you would need and download your user profile after installation. I couldn't find the link to it in the description, or the comments. Could any of you kindly link the repo in the comments? Thanks
  5. I already asked this question on r/undervolt subreddit. But I haven't got any proper answer. I know what undervolting is and the other basic stuff. I undervolted my CPU with Intel XTU. It was straightforward (just setting the voltage offset). I wanted to do the same with my GPU. Most of the guides I read/tutorials I watched were using MSI Afterburner. The process (as you may already know) involves adjusting a curve on a graph. Nobody explained how it would affect the voltage of the GPU. X was voltage and Y was frequency. I understand it represents the GPU will run at "y" MHz at "x" mV and x is variable at a given time. But I always thought that a constant voltage is applied through a digital circuit. That's how I understood CPU undervolting. It always runs at X volts with variable frequency at a given time and adjusted it run at (X - a) volts to reduce the heat output. This is why GPU undervolt doesn't make sense to me. OK. Let's say that the circuit is running at variable voltage. But the process only involves changing the frequency (Y) value. How does it change the overall voltage applied through the GPU? Doesn't changing the frequency affect the performance of the GPU? Is there anything that I'm missing about basic electronic physics? Also Is there any "one-click" undervolt tool for GPUs, like XTU? All I had to do there was set the offset. Thanks in advance.
  6. Isn't the whole point of GPL is that you can do whatever you want with the software without any sort of restriction?
  7. Coming from Windows, in which I have to install all the drivers provided by the manufacturers manually, it always baffles me how linux is able to support a lot of hardware. (Of course there will be problems with certain hardware). In the case if GPUs there are only 2 companies. So including the drivers for those manufacturers out of the box couldn't hurt. But how do they do this for the other hardware? Do hardware manufacturers follow a universally agreed upon design (set by some standards organizations like ISO or IEEE or something like that) so that the basic functionality of the hardware isn't crippled by the lack of the specific driver? I think this because, when I freshly install windows, most of the hardware will work, but just not efficiently. For eg, there will be screen tears before I install the graphics drivers. But it'll work, windows will be able to communicate with the hardware without the driver. So there's got to be some code that's able to universally communicate with all the hardware, right? I just want to confirm this idea. And also while I'm on drivers, why is the linux community frowning upon the closed nature of nvidia's driver? I mean it's just a driver. It's not going to make much of a difference if they open source it. They are already providing the linux driver for free. The only distro I know which includes the proprietary drivers is Pop!_OS. Why don't developers of other distros include the proprietary drivers as well? I know nvidia has been a bunch of a**holes in the past by not providing the driver or details of their hardware for the community (they still are in terms of doing business). Also I know about the fact that Mr. Torvalds publicly flipped them off. But right now at least now they're developing and providing the drivers. Why not just include them out of the box?
  8. I watched the review of the URSA mini. I want the full video of the dancer who comes at 6:31. Someone commented a vid.me link which is dead. It'd be awesome if someone knows a way to find it. I tried reverse image search but it didn't work. Couldn't find it in the wayback machine either. If any of you guys knows about it please reply.
  9. Does anybody here know where Brandon's shorts get published? I mean I know he doesn't create them himself and it'll be published by the director/producer. I'm just looking for the short "Getting Ready" which he mentions in the video about the Blackmagic URSA Mini and I couldn't find it anywhere. I would love to check out his other works as well. If you guys could point me to all the works he has done that'd be great. Thank you.
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