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dalekphalm

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About dalekphalm

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  • Birthday 1986-09-24

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  1. dalekphalm

    TV Series

    *shrugs* I've never even seen the show, so I cannot say whether he's always right or not.
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    TV Series

    FYI Daredevil doesn't have a mental disorder. His face was splashed with toxic chemicals that (in comic book tradition) caused changes to his brain and blinded him while augmenting his hearing to a massive degree. Not comparable at all to a genetic condition like Autism.
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    Power Outlets PISSES LINUS OFF. [Discussion]

    Incorrect conclusion. Newer outlets were backwards compatible with the old non-grounded plugs that used to be common. There was simply no downside to switching to the new three prong grounded sockets with new construction, aside from say - economic factors like cost - since all of the existing equipment was already immediately compatible with the new sockets. Even if it ends up ultimately a better idea, you can’t directly compare the two.
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    Power Outlets PISSES LINUS OFF. [Discussion]

    Yep. It would have to be legally enforced by every government. And even then, it would likely only affect new construction/renovations. And even in that best case scenario, anyone with the new property would have to buy adapters. Or everyone else would have to buy adapters. Either way, lots of people buying adapters. #adapterindustryconspiracy
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    Power Outlets PISSES LINUS OFF. [Discussion]

    I'm not talking about devices with auto-sensing power supplies that are capable of both 120V and 220V. Sure most consumer electronics would be fine, but plenty of other things wouldn't be. Besides... that's not even the point. That was just a side anecdote of how things could go horribly wrong. You're always going to have a need for different Voltages and Amperages being supplied, so one universal plug simply isn't going to work. You could - say - standardize all the different voltages/amperages needed into a series of plugs, but that's not realistic. At best, we might see some global standardization happen when colonization of the solar system starts to happen. So, get that moon base coming, and we'll see. Either way, the concept of a universal plug sounds good, but as many have pointed out, it's quite simply not realistic, and would take decades (at best) to pay off.
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    Deadmau5 on Floatplane?

    C'mon... really? Yes, "Faggot" used to mean bundle of sticks. But decades ago it became a descriptor for a homosexual person. I know this. You know this. We all know this. Don't pretend you don't know that "Fag" means a gay person - and NOT as a compliment. It meant you were broken or disgusting or wrong, because of your sexuality. It's 100% a homophobic slur. Hoooookay we'll have to disagree strongly there. Just because other countries aren't too concerned with a super racist word doesn't make it okay. Yeah and "fuck" isn't a slur used against a specific group. "Fuck" isn't racist or homophobic or much of anything really. It's just a nice, generally non-offensive (offensive in the ethical kind, not the "That was rude!" kind) insult. Fuck and "fag" are in no way comparable. It's a temporary suspension. Hopefully it'll make him think before saying something homophobic. His suspension is probably almost over by now anyway. Say fuck or shit or damn or any number of other readily available insults/curse words that aren't massively offensive to a minority or specific sub-set of humanity, and people won't really care. But he needs to cut out that homophobic bullshit. It has no place.
  7. dalekphalm

    Power Outlets PISSES LINUS OFF. [Discussion]

    There's at least some reason why outlets are different. Example: North America uses the NEMA 5-15R Receptacle, which uses 120V (+/- 5V) at 15A. If you plugged a 220V item into it, it wouldn't work. If you plugged a 120V item into a 220V circuit, you'd probably blow the 120V item up. Plus you've got to get every country to agree on the standard. You've also got to differentiate between different voltages and amps. Examples (All North American plugs): NEMA 5-15P (125V 15A max) NEMA 5-20P (125V 20A max) Note how it's backwards compatible with a 5-15P plug, but a 5-20P plug cannot fit into a 5-15R receptacle. NEMA 5-30P (125V 30A max) And then you've got the higher voltage plugs, which are a different set entirely. Even in a single country, there are at least a half dozen different plug standards used, due to different usages and requirements.
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    Fitness tips? Badly Underweight

    I weighed 120 pounds until I went to College, then I gained an easy 20+ pounds. A lot of people find it hard to gain weight when they are young. For most of them, once they get into their late 20's and 30's, it becomes much easier (too easy, some would say).
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    Wipe Any PC in 2 Minutes!

    That would almost certainly be piracy... so that's a huge no. You think Linus is gonna risk potential legal issues over a $45 USB key? Just DBAN or PartedMagic instead.
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    Fitness tips? Badly Underweight

    Actually, if anything, doing a lot of exercise will make you lose more weight (Calories in -> Calories out). Pushups will build some muscle, but they won't make you "ripped". Frankly, you need to increase your calorie intake. You need to eat more. Ideally, make it balanced, with some amount of fats and sugars and carbs, and with plenty of protein if you want to "get ripped" or gain a lot of muscle. If you want to gain muscle, doing dead lifts/power lifts and lots of weight training is going to be the direction you want to take. If you can afford it, get a personal trainer at a local gym (even just once per month to give you some exercises and track your progress). Furthermore, go to your doctor and talk about your weight. They should be able to give you a referral to a registered nutrition expert, who can help you craft what kinds of foods (and how much) you should be eating. DO NOT just eat a bunch of ice cream or other junk food. Yeah you'll gain weight, but you'll also make yourself quite unhealthy. But the very basic: Eat more calories than you burn. Science will do the rest.
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    Deadmau5 on Floatplane?

    Here's my take. The word "fag" is a insulting homophobic slur. No matter how people in the gaming community use it. Just because it wasn't directed at a gay person doesn't make it okay. Would it be okay for me to call someone the "N-Word", as long as they weren't black? Fuck no. That's racist as fuck no matter who I'm saying it to. So why is it okay to use homophobic slurs in that way? If you want to call someone an "N-Word" or Fag or some other socially offensive term in private? Go ahead. No one cares and as long as it's private and doesn't hurt anyone, it really doesn't matter. But he said it on a public live stream. It wasn't just him and his buddies. And I get it - he was mad. He wanted to swear. To insult the person. When I was younger, I too made the mistake of using slurs and other insulting terms without thinking about what those terms meant. But he's not a 12 year old. He's an adult. He should know better. Now, I happen to like Deadmau5. I think he seems like an otherwise really cool dude. But that doesn't excuse this. And his non-apology really is just icing on the cake. Stream sniping sucks. But that's no excuse for using homophobic slurs. And no, I don't believe that Deadmau5 is specifically or intentionally homophobic. But he doesn't seem to understand why maybe he shouldn't say those words. And if he does say those words, a lot of people aren't going to be happy about it. Consequences of your actions, my friends.
  12. dalekphalm

    Lets talk Certificates

    The young person out of College - despite what he thinks - pretty much also doesn't know what he's doing - though granted, he'd still be far ahead of Linus and team. Although then you'd run the risk of the new guy getting poached once he's got enough on-job experience to qualify for a better job elsewhere. It's definitely possible - and I would certainly like a Server Admin focused YouTube channel with the production quality (and budget) of LMG. I just don't see it happening. I hope I'm wrong!
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    Wipe Any PC in 2 Minutes!

    @jakkuh_t the "Red Stick" data wipe utility basically works the exact same way as DBAN. So, despite DBAN "not being for SSD's", neither is the Red Stick utility either. If you want to actually wipe an SSD in 2 minutes, check out PartedMagic or any other number of free tools, and use "ATA Secure Erase". It sends a voltage spike to every cell in the SSD, which "resets" (wipes) the cell back to zero. For an SSD, it actually does work in minutes. It's been tested and in testing the data was pretty well destroyed - but I don't know if anyone has ever done thorough testing on it before.
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    Lets talk Certificates

    I could see a TechQuickie episode on a basic overview of CA's and certs and how the system works in a non-specific manner. But I fear if they try and do a "You can create your own certs" type video, they'll run into the problem where if they try and explain ANY of the steps, but not all of them, it'll just be confusing to anyone who actually wants to do it. They either need to keep it super simple basic overview with NO instructions, or they need to go all the way and do a proper guide. Making an in-between video (especially since we know they're extreme noobs in this area) would just do more harm than good. I agree that it would "be nice" for LTT to do more server and security based videos - I'm a server admin/IT Tech myself - but they really have no idea what they are doing. If they want to do these kinds of videos, they need to hire a proper (with field experience) Server Admin - one at least versed in Windows Server, but ideally one also versed in Linux Server admin. And that won't be cheap. A good server admin can easily command double what they likely already pay their editors, writers, hosts, etc. It would have to be a person who really loves the job (since they could get paid much better in the private sector), or LMG would have to throw a lot of money at them. Personally it would be worth it simply so they can fix all the hack crap they're doing in the back end, but on the flip side, content wise, I doubt they'd be able to push out enough server focused content to make the investment worth it. Kind of hard to say which way it would go.
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    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    UnRaid has pretty decent customer support from the sounds of it. If you want to use those SAS drives you could switch to FreeNAS or Proxmox - though if you intend on using SATA drives anyway then sticking with unraid is also good.
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