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The WAN Show August 9, 2013 Topics Document

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General Notes

< News Items >

 

Canadian Cellular companies crying after screwing us for years

http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=116&threadid=2620779&pagenumber=1&msgcount=28&subpage=1

… no sympathy

terms for the auctioning of prime 700-megahertz spectrum

“new entrants” could bid for two out of the four blocks of the new spectrum, while the three “incumbents” could bid for only one each.

 

Lab grown burger tastes gross... costs 300k

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/unsurprisingly-300k-lab-grown-burger-tastes-horrible-heres-what-to-eat-instead/

things are changing, It won't taste gross forever

 

Amazon working on “paperwhite” display that reflects light at you instead of shines

http://qz.com/112444/amazon-is-working-on-displays-that-apple-and-samsung-cant-match/

light bounces back and forth in a nanoimprinted “light guide” lighting up the page and reflecting light to you

light will act more like on a book's pages by reflecting instead of shining at you

 

John Carmack joins Oculus as CTO, doesn’t quit idsoftware

http://www.oculusvr.com/blog/john-carmack-joins-oculus-as-cto/

CTO of Oculus and still working at id? the guy is crazy!

Big move for Oculus

 

Woz claims scene didn’t even happen

http://gizmodo.com/5978777/woz-says-kutchers-steve-jobs-movie-scene-never-happened

A scene on the “Jobs” movie didn’t happen - steve wasn’t even there

IMO people should just watch pirates of silicon valley




 

HTC to release HTC One Max Phablet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57596925-94/photos-of-purported-htc-one-max-phablet-hit-web/

5.9-inch, full 1080p

2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor

UltraPixel and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera

2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 3300mAh battery

Competition for Note

 

Department of Commerce Report Recommends Making Streaming Copyrighted Material Felony

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/05/sopa-died-in-2012-but-obama-administration-wants-to-revive-part-of-it/

 

“[a]dopting the same range of penalties for criminal streaming of copyrighted works to the public as now exists for criminal reproduction and distribution,”

STAHP

 

< Community News Items >

 

Optimizations for console boosting performance for PC

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43230-console-optimizations-already-boosting-the-performance-of-cpus-on-the-pc/

Matt Higby, John Carmack, and other high profile dev’s have all stated this would/will happen

Planetside for currently working on optimizing for more cores so that it will work on consoles better

 

2 Guys decide to start an indiegogo selling stuff for way less than its worth, claiming margins

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/innovision-gaming--2

Similar computers going for 3K+

If they were looking for a market with too much margin they should start selling clothes

Even if they do get funded and do try they will likely get screwed by bogus deals

 

Bold statements by AMD’s Roy Taylor about CUDA

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43734-amd-cuda-is-doomed/

Claims industry and users alike doesn’t want proprietary systems

May be the best time to say this with Adobe branching out and more people working on OpenCL than ever

 

Microsoft digs more holes for its console

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43731-want-to-record-xbox-1-games-pay-microsoft-for-it/

They’re walking on cracked ground - need to be more careful

charging for a system that not as feature rich as playstations and not free to all is a sketchy move

I believe you need a playstation plus membership to upload it straight off the playstation - but still, they need to be better than PS to win now, not just as good or worse

 

EA gets sued for closing down game servers too quickly

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/42545-another-ea-news-postea-is-sued-for-shutting-down-online-games-too-quickly/#entry554173

Nintendo supported NES for 24 years...

Ea supports its games for really not that long (cant find actual end time in post? wat?)

Quake has been around for the mass majority of my life - still servers running

 

CBS Blocks online subscribers from watching their content if they use time warner

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/42550-cbs-blocks-online-subscribers-from-watching-their-content-if-they-use-time-warner/

Totally not okay at all

 

AMD Possibly abandoning FX processors lineup

http://wccftech.com/amd-possibly-abandoning-entire-fx-processors-lineup/

APU standing strong

possibly a good move for them

 

EA did something good!

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43184-ea-raises-18000-for-aids-research/

annnnd its too little too late...

 

Samsung is changing the SSD game with 3D vertical NAND flash

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43253-looks-like-we-got-new-ssds-incoming/

minimum of 2X to a maximum 10X higher reliability

twice the write performance over conventional 10nm-class floating gate NAND flash memory

able to stack up to 24 layers vertically

 

Massive price drop on AMD 7990

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/43549-amd-7990-price-drop/

Great timing, right after that awesome beta drive launch

 

AMD Radeon 9970 to have 300w TDP

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/44042-amd-radeon-9970-have-300w-tdp-also-specs-and-lot-more/

Answer to 780 and Titan? rumors suggest thats a yes

about 5% faster than 780, in 3Dmark we see that GTX titan scored 4600 points and 9970 scored 4816 points.

 

Nvidia to dive into tablet market

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/44074-nvidia-eyes-up-android-tablet-market/

Can they do it? maybe gamers can keep it alive while the mass public adopts

Tablets are a rough space, but after seeing shield im quite confident they can deliver

 

NSA to fire 90% of its system admins to avoid future leaks

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/44365-nsa-firing-90-of-its-system-administrator-staff-due-to-trust-issues/

NSA firing 90% of employees due to mistrust....seriously?

inb4 mass leaks from fired employees

worried that misturst placed in employees could cause massive damage

replacing certain people with automated computers.... greaaaaaaat

 

Lavabit, email service used by Snowden which encrypted and protected your email shutting down

http://boingboing.net/2013/08/08/lavabit-email-service-snowden.html

Cannot legally share why it has shut down

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. “

 

Will 8350’s still be the best overclockers now that 9590’s are coming

 

< Build Log of The Week >

 

https://docs.google.com/a/linusmediagroup.com/file/d/0B2LKAgEko3SAWXp6X3drUEZLQnc/edit?usp=sharing

 

< After Party >

 

 

 

 

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Next time lets discuss ISP throttling. I had the same issue yesterday while downloading steam games. This throttling is totally unfair!


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Woohoo finally I can watch the end of the stream.

 

Watched most of it on Twitch yesterday but, couldn't see the end but now I can.


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EA getting sued............... long time coming.

 

 In response to something you started to comment on....... ( but dismayed you think it's okay -LINUS- )................. about long time users playing older games that they themselves can serve, map for, mod and somehow actually feel you own vs something that is merely rented and only playable until the overseer closes the server down.

  How can you support EA or any other studio for not letting the end user decide what's best for them. When the studios wedged themselves into and finally over took "our" games and what we expect from our games ( control ) ............... foremost serving so we can get rid of the losers who make the game bad for everybody ( cheaters in a timely manner ), the modding aspect of it.....( awesome are the servers that can be made unique ) ...... nice to be able to do your own thing and not have an intermediary ( steam for example ) store your intellectual property ( your ideas, your map, etc. ). Not a fan of cloud.

  As a long time gamer, online fps gamer, I can attest that every game EA or Ubisoft or anybody took out of my hands was a total disaster for the end user. From NOT letting everbody start the game on an equal footing ( no perks for anybody in any game............ kind of look at that as overt cheating )......... who has time to play 80 hours a week to stay way ahead of the crowd?.......... the 10 year old on summer vacation and the 30 year old loser that lives with mom, that's about it. How can somebody who lives a "normal" life get any enjoyment if you can't join a game and be on an equal footing as veteran players. May sound harsh......... but too bad. There's no fun to be had in new games.

 instead of supporting it you should be breaking it down........... you game too? do you know the difference?  How can you or anybody say well, 3 years is too short for a company to serve a game and 24 years is too long? ( side-kick )  I actually know better than you..... EA/Ubisoft/Activision.......... Why not say give me the game, make sure it runs right before it's released and get the frick out of my life.................... ?????

........................................................................Make me a happy consumer.

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Actually the importance of the lab grown burger isn't 3D printing. It's the ability of applying stem cell research to the food industry.

They say it is more environmental and humane to grow a patty from stem cells instead of killing a cow.

Personally, I think it is a vital technique for us humans once the machines block the sun...


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Dear Linus, I think you never got around to talking about whether 8350s will be lower quality since the best have been cherry picked to be 9590s. Please include this in the next show.  

 

Thx


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What do these companies have in common?

They are all from Taiwan and Awesome!

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Actually the importance of the lab grown burger isn't 3D printing. It's the ability of applying stem cell research to the food industry.

They say it is more environmental and humane to grow a patty from stem cells instead of killing a cow.

Personally, I think it is a vital technique for us humans once the machines block the sun...

 what was that thing they had on the Enterprise ( capt. kirk )............ a replicator? this may be the precursor to that.

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Dear Linus, I think you never got around to talking about whether 8350s will be lower quality since the best have been cherry picked to be 9590s. Please include this in the next show.  

 

Thx

This please, I wonder when 9590s are coming out? o_O

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This please, I wonder when 9590s are coming out? o_O

They are already out: 

 For 917 USD on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD9590FHHKWOF-FX-9590-FX-Series-Edition/dp/B00DGGW3MI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376365404&sr=8-2&keywords=9590

 For 899.89 CAD on NCIX.ca http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=85946&vpn=FD9590FHHKWOF&manufacture=AMD

 And in a crazy bundle with ASUS Crosshair V Formula X & Corsair H100 for JUST: 1299.99 CAD http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=87201&vpn=5GHz-ASUSCVZ-H100&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals

 

But the question is whether the quality of the FX-8350s will be lowered since the best are being cherry picked to be 9370s and 9590s?


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will the last WAS show be uploaded on youtube ?

because the twitch one are dissected


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The link on the Archive of the livestream on the 16th goes here. When will the document be available?


 

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The link on the Archive of the livestream on the 16th goes here. When will the document be available?

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Also I'm not sure why the Google Doc is linked as we don't have public permission rights to view it:

 

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