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    DigitalHermit reacted to carguy86 in Experiences with non-techies   
    We were going to use solid edge at school today and the teacher told us to open our computers and go to the K drive on our computers, i told him that we couldnt do that because he was logged onto school's serveres through a machine that was issued by school and our computers that we had to buy outside of school werent set up with the software required to do that. He just called the IT departmaent and told them our computers were broken, it guy came and told him almost exactly what i said. And then he told the IT guy to fix the internet.... 
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    DigitalHermit reacted to wkdpaul in Experiences with non-techies   
    That's honestly the most annoying type of user, those that know NOTHING but think they are experts!
    *goes back to facedesking*
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    DigitalHermit reacted to ANONYMOUS_POTATO in Experiences with non-techies   
    When people say they know a lot about computers then they dont know a thing like i would ask them what is a cpu. They reply with "I don't know". Then i ask them if they know what ram stands for or what it is and they reply with another I don't know. Then why are you saying you know a lot about computers. I have plenty of other experiences but that would be another time.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to MiketheGingerGuy in Experiences with non-techies   
    One time I was At best buy seeing if there were any skylake i5 machines for around 500 USD. I asked the guy if they had anything, he started to go off on how an A10 Apu machine will do 60fps ultra if i made the system ram 32gb. He basically told me that more ram is better. After he said that i acted like a smart ass and asked. well does it have a gpu? He said that Gpu's are just a fad and that they are only a scandal made by pcmr.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to TheRandomness in Experiences with non-techies   
    There were plenty of 390s that ran cooler than some 970s.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to peej in Experiences with non-techies   
    Okay so this is sort of non techie. 
    So so at the moment I'm on a training course to do my CompTIA A+ N+ and S+ and yesterday in groups of four we where given motherboards to look at as a practical example now the board we got was practically an antique it had a pentium 3 prosessor and as most of you will know these have pins on the chip and not contact points like a modern cpu and this other guy who has clearly ever touched the inside of a computer before lifts the tentionin arm and just yanks the CPU out and then starts playing with it needles to say I was cringing so hard incase he bent a pin. It was so painful to watch luckily he didn't bend the pins. I'm pretty sure they had given us old workstation boards that had been busted in one form or another so the cpu didn't work but still I was a painful 20 minutes  
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    DigitalHermit reacted to arvark in Experiences with non-techies   
    Rlly? I'm not an nVidia fanboy (had both AMD and nVidia), but we all know that Fermi ran particularly hot... An issue that was later fixed in Kepler... I admit that my GTX 970 Phantom runs hotter than my 7970 Sapphire Dual-X, by 10°C, but please don't use Fermi for comparison.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Space Reptile in Experiences with non-techies   
    his card still hit 88c w/ fans on 90%+ 
    the heastsink on that card is either badly engineered or faulty (as i already mentioned , jay said that the air coming from the cards heatsink is bearly warm )
  9. Funny
    DigitalHermit reacted to Prysin in Google launches new anti-troll AI to the internet. And trolls troll right back with Operation Google.   
    lol, the worst part is. Unless google takes extreme measures, google will throw a roit and trash their office. skype will be devastated as all the insurance money will have to be paid out, but collecting it from google will be impossible as they are far too poor.
    What a time to be alive.
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    DigitalHermit reacted to matrix07012 in Google launches new anti-troll AI to the internet. And trolls troll right back with Operation Google.   
    But who decides which thoughts are "putrid piss trenches"?
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    DigitalHermit reacted to ripanotha2013og in LG violating USB Type-C regulations?!   
    Oh dear god, a cable that lets people use a new piece of tech on last generation hardware! Quick, sue someone!
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    DigitalHermit reacted to ripanotha2013og in SanDisk Cruzer Ultra Fit 3.0   
    About 2 months ago, I got a 25 dollar Best Buy gift card that I had no idea what to spend on. Then I remembered all my flash drives are garbage, and started shopping for those. And I came across this model. I bought a 64GB model (used for the testing) for $16 USD, and a 32GB model for $12. Seems like it’s too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well… I guess we’ll find out.
    My first impression was “Holy hell this is tiny, those connector covers will never go back on, they will get lost, and I will lose these drives (well one of them). Now, on the whole “tiny” factor, I actually needed a 32GB drive this side to stuff in the front of my Xbox 360 and forget about it. Which it’s small enough to do, although you can’t open the little door in the front anymore (not that I actually need the other port).
    Overall, this is a pretty sharp looking device. It barely juts out from the port, and the bigger end really helps getting it out of tight spaces. It also comes with a loop to put on a keychain, if you like. The plastic end has a pretty neat looking textured finish, and the red status LED is subtle (off when not in use, and a slow blink when in use, which does irritate me personally as I’d rather have it be solid on when written to and then as soon as it’s done stop). Also the font they used on the metal bit is kinda cool.
    These drives feel like you could throw them off a bridge and they’d survive. But, not all is rosy and good. These things get HOT. During a transfer of just 2GB of data, the drive speed plummets. After it was done I unplugged it and got some temperatures. It peaked at nearly 103F at the end (part with plastic and all the goodies). Not good. BUT, this only happened when doing writes, and only seemed to happen on USB 3.0. Moving data from the drive was nothing but sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.
    So important stuff: All tests were performed with data being in a RAM disk capable of throughputs reaching into the gigaBYTES per second, so the only “bottleneck” in these tests will be the flash drive, in this case the 64GB model. All tests were (of course) run on a USB 3.0 port. And as you can see... Performance is very solid. Not quite as good as my WD My Passport Ultra, which pins writes and reads in at about 115MB/s both ways, but still very respectable for a cheap USB 3.0 flash drive (which is tiny, on top of that).


    There is none. No more of those cheesy Cruzer utilities from like 6 years ago. Yay.
    Overall, with a fix to the temperature issue and the random throttling, these seem like solid drives. Lots of reviews on NewEgg seem to say that they failed after 2 months of light use, but after my 2 months of light use they seem to be holding up fine, so either I’m lucky or everyone else just isn’t. One thing I wouldn’t mind seeing is a better LED for activity. The current one just doesn’t really show the activity all that well, and I personally like to see exactly what my drives are doing.
    As per usual, this part always depends on price. No matter how you look at it, $20 USD or less for a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is a bloody fantastic deal, even if it does tend to throttle after doing a load of writes.
    As for the 32GB model, while not as good as a deal compared to the 64GB model, it’s still a solid drive for the money.
  13. Funny
    DigitalHermit reacted to Donut417 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I got one for you.
    My dad kept bitching that stuff for Comcast was loading in chrome on his phone. He stated after this happen he could not access the internet. From what I discovered his phone was most likely outside the T Mobile Coverage area where he was. That his phone was connected to WIFI and the hotspot was an Xfinity Hotspot. Today he gets home and its on a Cisco page asking for a password for the guest network. He doesnt understand that when you get out of the coverage area you have to use WiFi. He was pretty much convinced he had a virus. We did an FDR on his phone. It ran slow as fuck anyway, so this would be good for it. He just can comprehend 4G LTE vs WiFI. 
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    DigitalHermit reacted to AlvinPacheco in Tecware Omega - A Case Made in the Philippines   
    Welcome to my first review!
    Wassup mga PRE!

    The Tecware Omega. But before we take a look on the case, I believe you guys know about Corsair, Bitfenix, Cougar, NZXT, and more but how about Tecware? Ever heard of it? If not, here’s a few info to know more about them.

    Tecware is a local company here in the Philippines which started 2008 as a seller and distributor of PC Cases like this one. When it comes a time that the market of generic cases came down because of high end and extreme gaming cases, Tecware also made its way up and in lined with their competitors.

    Okay, now let’s proceed to the case we’re going to talk about: Tecware Omega. Actually, the original case I requested was the Tecware Infinity but at the time it was out of stock so we ended up with Tecware Omega.

    Now, packaging. The packaging of the case is quite good. They used hardware foam which is expected given that this is a local company but if they want to upgrade the quality of their packaging, they can use cell foam, just like what Linus usually say, or any thicker hardware foam so that when their shipments arrive in any province here in the Philippines or Internationally, damages will be prevented.
    So, Tecware Omega has a Super USB 3.0, HD Audio plus USB 2.0. Bottom-mount PSU with washable anti-dust filter, 3x Tool Free 5.25 inch base and 2x SSD Support.
    When you purchase this case, there will be a 120mm red LED fan for the front and another 120mm fan for the rear and side panel included.
    This chassis has a black interior so it will definitely look good with its side panel tinted window.

    It can support long graphics card, tower heatsinks up to 6.3 inches and it also has an easy access CPU Cutout.

    The first thing to tell you about this case is that it is very affordable, very appropriate for budget builders out there who wants standard ATX case that has decent cable management, has dust filters, and can support long graphics card like GTX 750, GTX 960, Toxic, typically among those. This case can also support coolers up to 6.3 inches so it absolutely has a perfect fit for the famous Hyper 212x by CoolerMaster. It already has a windowed side panel which added up more to its cool look.

    Looking at its cons, I figured that it's actually connected to the case’s pros. I had a hard time removing the dust filter located at the front, maybe it was actually meant not to be taken off so I suggest that whenever you perform a maintenance for this case, remove the whole front panel then be careful not to damage the wires then wash it with water or use a vacuum to clean it because I don’t think you can put it back on again once you removed it. But the dust filter located at the bottom caused no trouble at all.

    SSD mount at back. SSD mount at the back slightly bends so when I first took off the case from the packaging, when I checked the SSD mount at the back, it actually bended so it’s not straight anymore. I strongly recommend Tecware that make it straight just like the one you did for the HDD Bay located inside the case because if you use single holes, the SSD mount might really end up being bended easily.
    Cable Management. Tecware Omega’s cable management portion is actually narrow unless you use a modular PSU, where you may not have a hard time doing cable management with. I suggest Tecware that you extend the case’s cable management space for about an inch or even a size of a finger so it can help doing cable management alongside with the case’s slightly-convexed or humped side panel at the back.

    Front IO wires. When it comes to the front IO wires of the case, what I don’t like is the colors. It has white, blue, yellow which I prefer black except for the USB 3.0 of course. By doing so the insides of the case would look more stylistic. Having assorted colors for IO wires will definitely catch attention even if your cables are well-managed. But if you sleeved all your cables, that will probably solve the problem.

    Additional problem for the cable management is the rubber grommets. Yes, it has holes, slots for cable routes but it doesn’t have any rubber grommet. Having such can provide a good look at the insides of your rig when looking at it from the window panels.
    So there you go! Our conclusion for this case is that again I recommend this one for first-time builders of their pc because of its affordability, its available features and its standard and micro ATX form compatibility.

    Because of the available features of this case, it would be great if you buy Tecware Omega or its older brother: Tecware Infinity which is actually better than this one because it has a top panel and top mounted fans. Rather than buying generic cases, I highly recommend buying Tecware cases because of their build quality that is quite good, nothing special but that’s expected from a company that’s hardly known by most but other than that their Omega case is actually fine.
    I hope that you guys liked my review for Tecware Omega. 
    Comment down below if you want more!

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    DigitalHermit reacted to AluminiumTech in Apple's iOS 10 iMessage Is A Huge Mess: First There Was Porn, Now There Are Nazi GIFs   
    It's apple. Remember, they like people to have a sanitized view of Life where Porn doesn't exist.
  16. Funny
    DigitalHermit reacted to DocSwag in Experiences with non-techies   
    Reminds me of all those Newbs at school who upon seeing my phone isn't an iPhone say, "Is that a Samsung?" FOR GOODNESS SAKE SAMSUNG ISN'T THE ONLY ANDROID PHONE MAKER THEY DON'T EVEN MAKE THE OS!!!
    Typical iPhone user brain:
    public class iPhoneUserBrain {
            public static void main(String[] args) {
                        String phone = "not-iPhone";
                        if (!phone.equals("iPhone")) {
                                   System.out.print("Is that a Samsung?");
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    DigitalHermit reacted to zMeul in Apple's iOS 10 iMessage Is A Huge Mess: First There Was Porn, Now There Are Nazi GIFs   
    reddit has managed to replace the Comcast logo with the nazzi flag when searching for "comcast" over images
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    DigitalHermit reacted to LucidMew in Apple's iOS 10 iMessage Is A Huge Mess: First There Was Porn, Now There Are Nazi GIFs   
    So in other words, it seems to be working as intended. JFC, People say they don't want censorship in tech, and yet they freak out and say things should be censored
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    DigitalHermit reacted to GirlFromYonder in Experiences with non-techies   
    Well i guess in used parts. Not when an rx480 is for 35k and a 1070 for 60k
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    DigitalHermit reacted to wkdpaul in Experiences with non-techies   
    That's only because you haven't lived long enough ... I have a friend that, IMO, has negative deductive reasoning!
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    DigitalHermit reacted to LAwLz in Apple's iOS 10 iMessage Is A Huge Mess: First There Was Porn, Now There Are Nazi GIFs   
    The problem is that it shows things people aren't looking for. According to some posts (I can't validate it myself), searching for Comcast brings up nazi flags. Searching for "huge" or "large" brings up porn.
    Apple has always been very against porn and other indecent material in their apps, and now they got a first party app actively suggesting it. There is a very big difference between letting people post whatever they want, and showing my little pony porn as soon as someone searches for "my little pony".
    Not suggesting porn when people are doing non-porn related searches is not censorship.
    I love porn, but there is a time and place for it. Showing it when someone is making a harmless search for a huge animated picture from a cartoon for children is not the right time or place (unless some particular keywords are used).
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    DigitalHermit reacted to Shoob in Can anyone feel the pain?   
    Via 9gag
    I think I felt it.
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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from NaLu in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    @Oshino Shinobu
    @MyInnerFred sends his regards.

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    DigitalHermit got a reaction from JuztBe in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    @Oshino Shinobu
    @MyInnerFred sends his regards.