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Everything posted by Euchre

  1. I think Linus should definitely step back a bit from the work, especially because he does have personalities that can hold up the presentations on the channel. Also, there have been so many videos every single day that I can't really keep up anyway. 'Only' 3 videos a week from all of the LMG channels would be plenty for me, if not maybe less. I'd feel less rushed to watch them, and feel better that Linus and even his staff are not being overworked to deliver content for us. Maybe now he could hire Madison?
  2. Not exactly clear on what you're trying to say. Does your IP camera have both WiFi and ethernet connection options? Are you trying to view the cam remotely, only locally, or record locally, to the cloud, or both?
  3. The list appears to be for game releases, so this probably has nothing to do with hardware. Note that the release dates are all 12/31/2019, so that's already in the past. Based on what I'm seeing as inventory changes in hardware and game title media flow, the DS (2DS/3DS) is a dead platform. I expect the possibility of an even smaller Switch variant than the current Switch Lite, which will still use the same games as the rest of the Switch hardware, giving Nintendo a single platform ecosystem, simplifying game development and distribution. I think all of the game console makers are going to end up only producing one platform at a time, instead of overlapping two, as has been the case since the PS2 and Xbox 360 came out.
  4. Not being a gamer really, and more of a tinkerer, my first modern (32 bit, connected) computer was 'custom built' by me, out of half used components. My family had prebuilt systems I used. After building one, I upgraded the RAM in the family PC, and built a new system for my mother from all new components, albeit very basic, because that's all she needed. I also picked up the hobby of scavenging old systems people were giving away and disposing of, so I got my hands into prebuilt and customs alike. As a result, I'm not afraid of prebuilts or custom building. This all started 20+ years ago though, and in that time desktops stopped being the standard for the computer most people use, especially at home. So, the last 4 computers I've bought for myself were prebuilt, and the last 2 of those laptops. For most people, the last computer they bought and use most is the phone in their pocket or hand. All of that said, I'm itching to build a new system from components again. Been too long, and it is too fun.
  5. I sold and still sell cell phones as part of my work, and I can tell you unequivocally that the deployment of '5G' is for no other reason than marketing. When '4G' was being launched, the term was used pretty loosely, including for HSPA+ (3G GSM on steroids) and WiMAX (WiFi on steroids). It is all just a marketing ploy to 'build excitement' and try to get people to switch carriers, and for carriers to try to stand out in consumer awareness. All the carriers want is to be able to claim to be 'first' in a given technology or feature, and then to have the 'best'. It doesn't matter if it is really of no use to you, as long as they can make you feel like you're getting something from them that nobody else can offer. We needed proper 4G when it was being launched, because we'd already been punishing the old 3G network with usage in place that could easily overload the infrastructure available. Currently, the 4G network technology has plenty of room for the demand, if we just got the deployment of infrastructure up to the technology's full potential. The only reason carriers are migrating their focus to 5G is that marketing angle, and the fact that the 4G networks are 'good enough' to carry the base load we have now, and act as a solid fallback for the gaps in 5G deployment. If carriers were to 'saturate' the capability of 4G before launching any 5G, it'd probably be 2 more years before we saw any real deployment beyond a very select few test markets. T-Mobile's recent claim of 'nationwide 5G' is funny to me, because the map showed that they're finally achieving coverage in the 'dust bowl states', a result of the consolation prize for the failed AT&T buyout. If T-Mobile were really serious about being competitive and providing coverage, they would've done much more to deploy and advertise their expansion in geographic coverage. The fact that there are still holes where you get NO coverage from carriers, and I'm talking about areas larger than a few widely scattered football fields, shows why providers of 'mobile' devices are not all that concerned with actual mobility. I'm fine with the idea of a carrier that can't yet offer the 1-2Gbps 5G in a more populated area, if they make it possible to get 100Mbps in those populated areas while offering complete coverage everywhere else, even if it only offered as little as 6Mbps speeds. That doesn't make for exciting marketing, though.
  6. LMG needs to change the title of the Intel video to "tl;dr: Watch the other video." This video deserves more views, and basically sums up what is in both videos well enough, and is shorter. I feel sorry for the Intel video's sponsor.
  7. I'm gonna be the silly guy and point out that the only part that seems to be the constant here is the display. I haven't seen mention of trying a different display. Does the display show it's own menu when you hit the menu button? does it show a signal error when you boot the systems in question?
  8. She's a graphic designer, and just because they have one, doesn't mean they can't use two. My lady is a graphic artist, and I actually showed her the job listing back when they posted it, but we're not keen to move to Canada at this point. Based on how it is at her work where she is the ONLY fully qualified graphic artist (she's got a degree and tons of experience), it is a royal PITA when she wants to take a day or two off, let alone a week long vacation. Madison is a gamer too, so she's got another thing that fits right in. She's articulate enough, funny, and comfortable in front of the camera. She's also younger than most of the staff, and a bit more in touch with that demographic. Lots of good reasons to hire her, and the only obstruction I can see is that as a contest winner, there might be some embargo for a given period of time. If there isn't - then do it.
  9. So, is that an AT keyboard connector? I don't see a serial port, and I'm not sure what that silver riser is for, but I'm going to guess USB 1.0. I see you heavily populated the EDO SIMM slots, and you've got a single SDRAM DIMM slot. 4 ISA vs 3 PCI slots kind of shows how 'transitional' this board was. Oh, and I like the external cache module.
  10. Finally, a worthy successor to my post... They weren't beans, and it wasn't an abacus, but... (No, sadly that isn't my personal 128 bytes of core memory.)
  11. OK kids, your 'old RAM' isn't that old. Here's a 72 pin EDO SIMM, 32 megabytes. Well, this one is down to 24, as 2 of the chips have popped off from the keys and keyring pushing on them. Bonus punch down tool for ethernet connectors. I save a few dead sticks to use for this, and this is my second one - the first one, half the chips popped off and I tossed it. I figure this keychain means I won't forget where my keys are.
  12. I'm coming at it from the perspective that we the tech savvy are the ones who get asked about these things, often too late, by those 'masses' of non-tech savvy people - so if we had a good way to respond to it, and ways to help those that we deal with, it would be great. I've felt sad and angry at the same time toward people who I know are being scammed, but won't listen, and since I am either not targeted or don't listen to a scammer long enough to find out what their game is, I don't know how to counter the things the scammers are literally saying into the target's ear, until it is too late and I'm hearing about the latest scam after many, many victims have fallen for it.
  13. If it is going to be just a single thread, which subforum would it be in, and can it be pinned by the mods? I would love to see discussion not only of tactics, including new ones and new premises used, but also ways to convince people not to fall for the scams, and how to get them to accept and admit when they have, and get them to report them. One huge reason scams persist is the people that fall for them either don't believe (or want to believe) they've been scammed, or that they're too ashamed to admit it and get help. Working retail, I'm on the front line trying to stop people from falling for scams, and it is often sadly not easy. Had a lady trying to buy hundreds of dollars in Apple iTunes cards, because she believed the government had money she was owed, and that she was going to pay a 'fee' using those cards to get thousands of dollars. It took 2 levels of refusals to sell her the cards to get her to admit she could really use the money so she wanted to believe it was real.
  14. This is the info we didn't get that is completely critical. If 'dad' just wants to log into his Gmail and check Facebook, all he really needs is a Chromebook. If his idea of 'games' is solitaire or other super simple, lightweight stuff, a streambook with Windows could easily suffice.
  15. I just watched the 11-13 episode of Techlinked, and that is not really a 'slow paced' video. I then restarted watching it at 1.5x speed, and it essentially cuts the 'lag' out, potentially killing some dramatic pauses, but helping keep the pace fast for those just wanting to ingest the content faster and move on. At 1.75x, it starts to be hard to follow, especially because the speech becomes chattery. At 2x, it is pretty much a joke. Now, this was on an informational video done with some sense of aesthetic of fun. If you were watching a dramatic presentation with nuances of expression, it would probably ruin it. If you are just watching something dialog driven, especially with expository dialog, 1.5x probably wouldn't hurt much - you'd still know that Bob slept with Alice while Jack was in Mexico doing some cocaine mule runs. So, speeding stuff up really depends a lot on the nature of content.
  16. Wow, that resolution... All the width of a 1080p display, with just a bit more height than an old 640x480 4:3 CRT. Not exactly an ideal display for gaming. Probably would be nice for video or audio editing if you could move the timeline display onto it as a discreet thing.
  17. Is there a sticker with manufacturer info on the back of that? Might help in finding out what the actual native resolution of it is, which will matter a lot in how you can send a signal to it. The DVI connector is digital (no pins around the spade), and is dual link, so you might not support the display properly if your video card only does DVI single link (not meaning 2 connectors mind you, but difference in pin array in the DVI connector).
  18. The adapters will tell you right on them the voltage range they are rated for, albeit in very tiny print. Many are 'global' and will work 100-220v AC. Those marked as such will just need a physical adapter to plug in to your local socket. Of course, the part of the charger that plugs into the wall, in (at least) the case of an iPhone with a factory charger, is completely moot - because it is a separate 'brick' and cord. The cord is just a USB A to Lightning cord, so you can just use a local power compatible brick from wall socket power to USB A, since USB A will be a standard voltage globally. Be sure the amperage/wattage rating is at least as much as the factory charger. One shows amps vs the other showing watts? Here: https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/Amp_to_Watt_Calculator.html https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/Watt_to_Amp_Calculator.html I did say 'at least' BTW, because many if not most cell phones come with such 2 piece chargers. Reason for this is the 'brick' is the only item that needs to be different in phones packaged for any given location in the world.
  19. It is hard to say he shouldn't do more like it, because I laughed so damn hard at that video. One of few of his I've watched more than once.
  20. You could use an SSD via the conventional SATA headers, too. The system basically doesn't care if you use all SSDs via all possible interfaces.
  21. I see on the choice of mobo there's an mSATA slot. Not exactly an SSD, but if you get a smaller capacity that is big enough for at least installing Windows, it'll help in performance, vs having it all depend on a conventional hard drive. A $50 price point can get you 32-64gb of mSATA storage.
  22. I think the big issue people have is that this hasn't been transparent, and that they are not just actively buoying up certain channels, the process also actively suppresses others. I've always wondered why Kimmel was being shoved in my face, and now I know. I basically never watch late night talk shows, nor clips from them. I can watch tech channels like LTT, and yet it is rare if ever YouTube suggests many truly similar interest channels, like Gamer's Nexus. It took a lot for YouTube to suggest a lot of the retro gaming and tech channels that I've found, even after I had to find them organically. Most ironically to me is that YouTube originally represented a great opportunity for everything from broad to niche appeal to have truly equal access to a facility of distribution. Now, they're pushing the most shallow stuff that probably doesn't need help, while actively suppressing the offbeat or unique stuff. Turns out advertisers are the real customer, and the viewers are the product.
  23. When I've heard the 3-2-1 standard, the 2 was not 2 copies, but 2 formats, and one of them usually meant to be very durable, like DVDs or conventional hard drives. The simpler and more inert, the better, hence why a DVD backup is still kind for ultra durable backups. If the content is meant to be permanent copy, it should be on archival quality media. If it is content that will be completely superseded on the next backup, you don't need that more expensive quality of media. This also can mean your offsite can be offline - like a safety deposit box in a bank vault. A hard drive or DVD stored in such a place is unlikely to be threatened by anything other than a seriously catastrophic incident. Geography matters too - your offsite should be far enough away to not be impacted by the same events as your original copies. Consider the wildfires in California; if your neighbor or even your local bank branch is your offsite, and they both burn, better hope their fire protection where it is stored is better than your own. In Florida I used to point out that hurricanes could wipe out things across half the state, so sending your backup to your relatives in the next town was no guarantee of safety.
  24. This does a few possible things, actually... If they were attempting to reset the password to any account, and it asks for a mobile number to send the reset code to, you just allowed them to use YOUR phone to reset the password. Now YOU look like the person that stole said account. Also, the link sent could allow them to install malware to continue using your mobile number to do resets or any number of other things. I doubt your phone provider will even notice any changes right away. Also, they may not care, as you are liable for charges made to your number, even if you're a prepaid customer - and if you use autopay, your instruments of payment will be charged, and good luck getting it back. It would help to know the actual number or short code the 'special code' you got came from, instead of that 'QP PROMOT' that shows as the source. You'd have to read or show the raw source of the text message. At the very least, you confirmed your mobile number for a flood of spam, which may include scams, and the people that talked to you may be getting paid per number captured to get verified numbers. One way or another this was definitely a scam. Never, ever give some random person your number, but especially do NOT give them a code you receive as a result. You could be helping to steal an account, and you could have to prove you weren't the one doing it.
  25. Gee, Google is buying all of the connected device companies, so they can own the 'internet of things'. Imagine that, Google wants to own 'the internet of things'.