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59 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

I had a PC with a i3-4160 until quite recently.

It's actually quite capable, however my system had 8GB of RAM

the older i3's are pretty nice if the system around them is kind of snappy.


Core i3 7100

8gb ddr4

1050ti

rockin cd player

1 tb HDD

m.2 ssd (240gb)

500gb HDD

Audio:

2x McIntosh MC1.25kW

McIntosh C53 pre-amplifier

McIntosh MP1100 phono pre-amplifier

McIntosh MS500 + QNAP TS-451+ with 32TB of Seagate ironwolf Pro's

SME Model 15 Turntable

SME 309 Tonearm

Ortofon MC WindFeld TI cartridge

Clearaudio Essence MC cartridge

CHORD Electronics DAVE DAC

Chord Company Shawline RCA's

Chord Company Shawline XLR's

QED Supremus Loudspeaker cable

PMC FACT Fenestria loudspeaker's

IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan power conditioner

Audioquest NRG-Y3 power cable's

Headphone setup:

IsoTek EVO3 power conditioner

Schitt YGGDRASIL DAC

Chord Company Shawline XLR's

Sennheiser HDV820 Headphone Amplifier

Sennheiser HD800s Headphone's

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Stories of me being a sped techtard before I became smart:

 

I once tried to delid a Pentium D. The IHS was soldered, so I ended up breaking it.

I once pulled out the CMOS battery in my previous desktop because the garage door opener wasn't working.

I paid $40 for a "GTX 970" that ended up being a scam 550 Ti with a cooler that held the thing at 70 C at idle.

I initially bought a 1050 instead of a 1050 Ti, thinking that 128 CUDA cores wouldn't make much of a difference.

 


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3 hours ago, Derkoli said:

the older i3's are pretty nice if the system around them is kind of snappy.

Yeah, my system had a Patriot Burst 240GB SSD (actually really good, MX500 for A400 prices) and a GTX 950. It was just snappy and upgrading to my Ryzen 5 didn't make it any more snappy


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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3 hours ago, Schnoz said:

Stories of me being a sped techtard before I became smart:

 

I once tried to delid a Pentium D. The IHS was soldered, so I ended up breaking it.

I once pulled out the CMOS battery in my previous desktop because the garage door opener wasn't working.

I paid $40 for a "GTX 970" that ended up being a scam 550 Ti with a cooler that held the thing at 70 C at idle.

I initially bought a 1050 instead of a 1050 Ti, thinking that 128 CUDA cores wouldn't make much of a difference.

  

I tried to make sure I had "heat sink fans" when I made a part list a while ago.


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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17 hours ago, Bitter said:

No no, install Linux, really confuse the IT dept!

Android to be specific.


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Break off your chains

And look what I've found in the dirt.

 

Pale battered body

Seems she was struggling

Something is wrong with this world.

 

Fierce Bloody Angel

The blood is on your hands

Why did you come to this world?

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

The blood is on your hands.

 

The blood is on your hands!

 

Pyo.

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1 hour ago, Kaloob said:

I tried to make sure I had "heat sink fans" when I made a part list a while ago.

Because Bloweymatrons are exclusively for heatsinks.


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9 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Because Bloweymatrons are exclusively for heatsinks.

I have a status update that contains the part lists:

https://linustechtips.com/main/profile/367189-kaloob/content/?all_activity=1&page=2

Couldn't get the link to the update itself.

 


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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A girl from my class offered a random guy she apparently likes to register his finger print on her iPhone. Like talking about device security, lmao.

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7 hours ago, Juniiii said:

I bought a gtx 280 thinking 1fb vram is all that matters and since it was strong in 2010 it should be now 

When I made that part list, I thought a RX 480 would pair well with an i7 6700K.


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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3 hours ago, Kaloob said:

When I made that part list, I thought a RX 480 would pair well with an i7 6700K.

but it does, Skylake i7 is like a 8th gen i5 or Ryzen 5, and a RX 480 is GTX 1060 performance.


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

Spoiler

OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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16 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

but it does, Skylake i7 is like a 8th gen i5 or Ryzen 5, and a RX 480 is GTX 1060 performance.

I had a gtx 280 with a fx 6300 :/

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This is another one about me.

 

I’ve been trying to restore an old PC and turn it into a retro gayming rig. It’s a Sony VAIO PCV-RX570 (pics will come in the Show Off your Old and Retro Computer Parts thread soon). Anyways, here is a comprehensive list of all the sped mistakes I’ve made since getting it. I know I’m pretty experienced with PCs, but things from 2003 are a completely different thing.

 

  1. I found it in the school e-waste bin(yes, they finally put it back). I live two miles away from the school, and that thing weighs 30 pounds. It’s also got a funky center of gravity due to the off-center power supply and disc drives. I carried that thing home for those two miles and my back hurt like hell for several days.

  2. I opened that thing in my room. It was full of dust, and all 10 tons of powder spilled onto my floor.

  3. I tried to put a Pentium 4 3.4 GHz Extreme Edition (PGA478) in there, but the 845 chipset doesn’t boot with EE processors, so I spent two days scratching my head and trying to figure out why it wasn’t POSTing.

  4. I didn’t put the heatsink on correctly one time and almost fried the thing.

  5. This is a good one. When I pulled the heatsink off, the thermal paste had glued the chip to the heatsink, and I ended up pulling the chip out as well.

  6. When trying to pry the chip off the heatsink, it flipped over and dunked its pins full of still-liquid thermal paste. Luckily, an alcohol-soaked toothbrush took care of that problem.

  7. I tried to replace the fan on the power supply with an old Cooler Master 120mm fan taken from a Hyper 212 Plus. I did not try to fully drain the capacitors. Yes, I shocked myself horribly.

  8. I spent three days trying to make Windows XP boot from a USB. Luckily, I found some blank CDs and an IDE CD drive from an old Dell, so that saved me.

  9. I dropped a screw while swapping CD drives, and it fell somewhere in the chassis. I basically took the entire thing apart before I found it nested behind the front panel.


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3 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

I dropped a screw while swapping CD drives, and it fell somewhere in the chassis. I basically took the entire thing apart before I found it nested behind the front panel.

I lost the screw for my M.2 slot, and couldn't find it until I put my parts in my new case.


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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58 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Sony VAIO PCV-RX570

If it's so old, why does it have an RX 570?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obvious /s


Come Bloody Angel

Break off your chains

And look what I've found in the dirt.

 

Pale battered body

Seems she was struggling

Something is wrong with this world.

 

Fierce Bloody Angel

The blood is on your hands

Why did you come to this world?

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

The blood is on your hands.

 

The blood is on your hands!

 

Pyo.

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On 5/8/2019 at 9:35 AM, NunoLava1998 said:

I had a PC with a i3-4160 until quite recently.

It's actually quite capable, however my system had 8GB of RAM

When it comes to "should I replace it" the rule is "would upgrading it be half the cost"

 

I'm still using my i7-4770, because the only benefit to upgrading right now would be DDR4 RAM. I intentionally bought 32GB when I built it so I wouldn't need to upgrade it until another RAM tech has matured.

 

The business I currently do work for is trading up their i5-4xxx series laptops for i7-8xxx series laptops. Also nVidia is not offering driver updates to Kepler anymore, so if you're sitting on a Laptop Hawell system with a Kepler (Quadro Kxxx, Geforce 7xx) GPU, time to replace it. If you have a desktop, you're still good for a bit. 

 

 

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People putting stuff on top of an electric baseboard ... seriously, why do people do that?:(


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my school uses windows 10 iot enterprise (basically windows embedded) for their grand total of 2 editing pcs

dafuq


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My school literally wasted 15 Million on a new school house that is already too small to fit all students from this and the neighbouring town, and it's not that it has any new features like a new Server room, Windows 10 (S) or that it at least looks appealing, no it's literally just a big fat block of concrete full with too small class rooms and unnecessarily huge hallways. And the worst part about all of it is that we already have 3 exsisting school houses in our and the neighbouring town that would all be big enough to fit all these kids. 

But no, you rather spend 15 Mil on a shitty building and not get oh for example new Laptops, PCs and a new Network infrastructure and don't forget to mention Windows 10 licenses ! 

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1 hour ago, Pascal... said:

But no, you rather spend 15 Mil on a shitty building and not get oh for example new Laptops, PCs and a new Network infrastructure and don't forget to mention Windows 10 licenses ! 

My school's internet peaks at about 10-30Mbps down.


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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Hey, guess who dropped their phone in water and tried to turn it on multiple times?

 

Yeah, it's me. That Mate 9 is probably dead now.

 

In other words, I put an NVMe drive in my PC without making it explode. Also, another dumbass tried to put DDR2 into a DDR4 DIMM slot.


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Grandma having her phone not charging, tell her to go buy a new charger that fits it Mirco USB, show her a picture (looks like this). She then phones me later that the charger does not work... She sent me a picture, and she had bought and old 40 pin iPhone charger, cause it was on clearance so it should fit, but it's an modern Android phone with Micro USB. It in no way could imaginably fit the phone cmon...

Tell her to return it have that happen a few time more... I then proceed to buy one myself and drive 2 hours just to deliver her a new one...

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42 minutes ago, Toolsofpwnage said:

I think this topic made it into this week's wan show

Yep, they don't really like it that much and Linus even thought of killing it a few times.

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On 1/17/2013 at 7:00 AM, Bob said:
RobbieX27 said:
People thinking they can download RAM....

If any one ever goes to that site they should have all of their internets taken away.

But what if you went there for the lols?

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