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“Glued together” is a possible technical term

Source 1:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#search/wan/15d487092a80ef53?projector=1

Source 2:  https://www.techpowerup.com/235092/intel-says-amd-epyc-processors-glued-together-in-official-slide-deck

Source 3: AMD response https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/809403-amd-rekt-son-reply-to-intels-four-glued-together-statement/


  • What is truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH


HTC Keyboard shows ads to users

Source 1: posted by nerslayer1 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/808265-htcs-default-touchpal-keyboard-has-started-to-show-ads-to-users/

Source 2: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07/17/htcs-touchpal-keyboard-started-show-ads-users/


  • The TouchPal keyboard, which HTC ships as the default system keyboard on many of its phones, has been updated to display ads.

  • A bunch of pissed of customers raged on twitter

  • In response, the official HTC Twitter account asked users to uninstall all updates to the keyboard app

  • Judging from HTC's response, it seems likely that TouchPal added advertisements to the keyboard without HTC's knowledge/approval, since they control the app listing..

  • HTC’s latest statement:

Due to an error, some HTC customers have reported seeing ads on their phone's keyboard. This is absolutely not the experience we intended, and we're working to immediately fix the error and remove the ads as quickly as possible.


==This just in: ASUS Threadripper Mobo unboxing Pics

Source 1: posted by NumLock21 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810752-asus-zenith-extreme/

Source 2:  https://videocardz.com/71009/asus-x399-rog-zenith-extreme-motherboard-unboxed


  • The first press samples of the ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme motherboard for Threadripper have begun to arrive.

  • This is the top tier motherboard based on AMD’s first HEDT platform with TR4 socket.

  • It comes with:

    • WiFi antennas,

    • PCIe ethernet card,

    • VGA holder,

    • ASUS DIMM2 extension card,

    • LCD screen

    • and four reinforced PCIe slots.

  • This is currently the only X399 EATX motherboard, which is wider than ATX.


==ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme Announced

Source 1: posted by -rascal- https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810720-asus-rog-crosshair-vi-extreme-announced/

Source 2:  https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-EXTREME/


  • Today ASUS has announced a new addition to the AMD ROG family, the Crosshair VI Extreme Motherboard (C6E).

  • The C6E is made on the AM4 platform using the flagship X370 chipset.

    • “...the ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is designed for gamers and power users looking to maximize AMD Ryzen performance”.

  • ROG engineers worked on the board’s intelligent auto-tuner to improve one-click overclocking: just click once, and the board should find a stable overclock

  • The board has:

    • 12-phase VRM

    • overclocking features: dual bios, slow mode, LN2 mode, and voltage read points

    • dual full-length PCIe slots that are spaced 3-slots apart

    • A third full-length slot on the board supporting a PCIe 3.0 x4 connection via the chipset which buyers can use for three-way CrossfireX using dual-slot video cards.

    • two USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) ports on the rear, one Type-C and one Type-A, both from the chipset.

    • two M.2 ports - one uses the PCH/M.2 heat sink, and another which does not.

    • right-angled 24-Pin ATX power connector.


Dark web's largest illegal marketplace shut down

Source 1: posted by JohnnyCorporalTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810565-doj-and-europol-shutdown-the-two-largest-dark-web-marketplaces/#comment-10175622

Source 2: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/alpha-bay-doj-us-illegal-online-marketplace-dark-web-1.4213901


  • The U.S. Justice Department has shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, a site 10 times as large as Silk Road accused of allowing hundreds of thousands of people to buy and sell drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods.

  • The operation included the arrest of suspected AlphaBay founder Alexandre Cazes, a 25 year old Canadian citizen arrested on behalf of the United States in Thailand.

  • Cazes apparently took his own life a week later while in Thai custody. He faced charges relating to narcotics distribution, identity theft, money laundering and related crimes.

  • The usernames and passwords of thousands of buyers and sellers of illicit commodities have been identified and are subject to more follow-up investigation by Europol and our partner agencies.


What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week.

Rapid Fire

Noctua going to shit

Source 1: posted by Ventus https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810534-worse-noctua-fan-quality-after-moving-production-to-china/

Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/6o4rzo/visible_manufacturing_differences_between_noctua/


  • A reddit user who recently purchased new Noctua fans noticed they were made in China rather than Taiwan like his past Noctua purchases

  • Noted differences:

    • The fan blades on the Taiwan made fans are noticeably smoother and more rounded than the ones made in China, which have rough edges at points.

    • The "Flow Acceleration Channels" on the blades of the Taiwan fans are much more defined than the channels on the made in China fans; the channels on the Chinese fans are barely raised from the blades.

    • The "Inner Surface Microstructures" of the made in Taiwan fans have a distinct waterdrop shape, whereas the made in China fans just have a shallow triangular cutout.

    • The "Stepped Inlet Design" is sharp and distinct in the fans made in Taiwan, whereas the Chinese fans are rounded and less cut out.

    • There is a noticeable difference in frame color. The problem with the difference is that the fans do not match the other Noctua case and CPU cooler fans in the 3 builds that I am putting together, as all the other fans were made in Taiwan.

    • The made in China fans have a noticeably louder drone when spinning at the same RPM as the other fans.

  • Gamers Nexus to do tests and report back


Intel Preparing Multiple Hexacore Coffee Lake CPUs

Source 1: posted by HKZeroFive https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/808680-intel-preparing-multiple-hexacore-coffee-lake-cpus/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/70978/intel-preparing-multiple-6-core-coffee-lake-cpus


  • I7-8700

    • K version will have a 3.7 GHz base frequency with Hyperthreading enabled (12 threads). Non-K will run at 3.2 GHz

    • TDP of 95W

  • Six core i5 CPUs

    • i5-8600K: 3.6 GHz, 95W TDP, no Hyperthreading

    • The slowest 6-core desktop CPU is allegedly the Core i5-8400 with a core clock of 2.8 GHz and TDP at 65W. This is a direct response to AMD’s Ryzen 5.

  • Intel will also introduce pure mobile 6-core CPU that feature much lower clock speeds (~2.0 GHz) with TDP at 45W

  • Will these CPUs require new motherboards?


Is the N64 classic coming after the SNES?

Source 1: posted by Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810675-is-the-n64-classic-coming-after-the-snes-indications-it-will-be/

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  • Last year Nintendo applied to have patents on its NES controller updated and then a few months later they announced the NES Classic.

  • Early this year they did the same thing with their SNES controllers and later announced the SNES classic.

  • This week Nintendo reapplied for the N64 controller patents…


Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs sent by Amazon

Source 1: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/58489/fake-amd-ryzen-cpus-sent-amazon/index.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=tweaktown

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  • There have been two consumers that have ordered AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors from Amazon were in fact Intel Celeron CPUs in disguise

  • It looks like the sellers were pushing RMA fraud, ordering a Ryzen 7 1700 processor and keeping it for themselves, then resealing the package with an Intel Celeron CPU inside before sending it back to the retailer. Amazon workers wouldn’t have something fishy had taken place, and shipped them to the next customer

  • Amazon was quick to respond, sending out replacement processors with overnight express delivery and even a gift card for the consumers' trouble.


Rumour: Razer building a phone for gamers?

Source 1: posted by nerdslayer1 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810817-razer-reportedly-plans-to-build-a-phone-for-gamers-but-needs-more-money/

Source 2:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-12/razer-is-said-to-target-an-ipo-at-up-to-5-billion-valuation


  • Inside sources have said that Razer is aiming for an IPO in October that it will use to fund development of a new phone.

  • Razer acquired the smartphone company Nextbit earlier this year, though Razer said Nextbit would operate as an independent company at the time of the acquisition


Chinese mall introduces 'husband storage' pods for shopping wives

Source 1:  posted by DiaSin https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/809899-mall-in-china-introduces-husband-storage-pods-for-shopping-wives/

Source 2:  http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-40609115


  • The Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass pods for women to leave their partners while they shop.

  • Inside each individual pod is a chair, monitor, computer and gamepad, and men can sit and play retro 1990s games.

  • Currently, the service is free, but in future months users will be able to scan a QR code and pay a small sum for the service.

  • One user, Mr Yang said he thinks the pods are "Really great. I've just played Tekken 3 and felt like I was back at school!"

  • Mr Wu, agreed, but said that "There's no ventilation or air conditioning, I sat playing for five minutes and was drenched in sweat."

  • Is this more likely to be used as a babysitter?


Google delivers Street View of the International Space Station

Source 1: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/google-iss-space-1.4212807


  • Now anyone can move through the modules of the space station using Google Maps or Google Earth.

  • The 360-degree view inside the space station is courtesy of NASA and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who spent four months taking pictures inside the station.

  • A special camera setup was required: two bungee cords, stretched in a cross pattern from top to bottom and side to side of the space station was used for each shot.

  • With the camera anchored in the cross of the two cords, Pesquet rotated it to all the angles needed, hovering well behind the camera so he was not casting a shadow in the image.

  • Just so you know what you’re looking at, items have been annotated with information provided by NASA engineers.

    • It's the first time Google has used this kind of annotation, but more of it may be on the way


Musk teases Gov’t approval of first HyperLoop Route

Source 1: posted by zxsq https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/810578-new-york-to-dc-hyperloop-like-gets-the-go-ahead/

Source 2: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/20/elon-musk-hyperloop-verbal-government-approval


  • Elon Musk took to Twitter this week to tantalize his legion of fans with “news” that he had “just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop:

    • … City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city.”

  • Several city, state and federal spokespeople concur that Musk has not received permission to build high-speed tunnel from NYC to Washington DC

  • Musk walked back his claim about 90 minutes later, tweeting: “Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly”.

  • Some are speculating that Musk may have gotten the sign-off from White House senior advisor (and Trump son-in-law) Jared Kushner’s office of American Innovation, which has expressed interest in the hyperloop.

  • According to another tweet:

    • First set of tunnels are to alleviate greater LA urban congestion. Will start NY-DC in parallel.

    • Then probably LA-SF and a TX loop.


==Crazy volatility as Bitcoin hard fork averted

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-21/bitcoin-community-cheers-as-miners-back-new-scaling-framework

Source 2:  http://www.coindesk.com/price/


  • The price of Bitcoin tanked to May levels- under $2000 - last saturday as uncertainty about its future came to a head.

  • The bitcoin community had been split about how to address fundamental issues with the currency- and time was running out before the August 1st decision deadline.

  • But on Thursday the price soared up to near-record levels as the community rallied around a plan of action: implementing a code upgrade called SegWit2x, and avoiding a hard fork.


==2nd Biggest Heist in Crypo History: what a story!

Source 1: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-hacker-stole-31m-of-ether-how-it-happened-and-what-it-means-for-ethereum-9e5dc29e33ce


  • An unknown attacker exploited a critical flaw in the Parity multi-signature wallet on the Ethereum network, draining three massive wallets of over $31,000,000 worth of Ether in a matter of minutes.

  • Given a couple more hours, the hacker could’ve made off with over $180,000,000 from vulnerable wallets.

  • Spotting trouble, a group of benevolent white-hat hackers from the Ethereum community rapidly analyzed the attack and realized that there was no way to reverse the thefts, yet many more wallets were vulnerable. Time was of the essence, so they saw only one available option: hack the remaining wallets before the attacker did.

  • To prevent the hacker from robbing any more banks, the white-hats wrote software to rob all of the remaining banks in the world: $150,000,000.

  • Once the money was safely stolen, they began the process of returning the funds to their respective account holders. The people who had their money saved are now in the process of retrieving their funds.

  • this was not a flaw in Ethereum or in smart contracts in general. Rather, it was a developer error in a particular contract.


Big win: AR games don't require a permit

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/judge-blocks-law-regulating-where-augmented-reality-games-can-be-played/


  • The maker of Texas Rope 'Em—an augmented reality game —sued Milwaukee County after the county adopted an AR ordinance in February in the wake of the Pokemon Go craze.

  • Because some of its parks were overrun by a flood of players, the county began requiring AR makers to get a permit before their apps could be used in county parks.

  • The permitting process demanded that developers:

    • Pay up to $1,000 for a permit

    • estimate crowd size, event dates, and the times when mobile gamers would be playing inside county parks.

    • describe plans for garbage collection, bathroom use, on-site security, and medical services.

  • A judge on Thursday declared the ordinance unconstitutional. The law was challenged on First Amendment grounds amid concerns it amounted to a prior restraint of a game maker's speech.


Youtube redirects ISIS recruits

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/google-jigsaw-redirect-method-launch-youtube-isis/


  • YouTube has launched the Redirect Method: Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content on YouTube using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the terrorist group


“The Redirect Method uses Adwords targeting tools and curated YouTube videos uploaded by people all around the world to confront online radicalization. It focuses on the slice of ISIS’ audience that is most susceptible to its messaging, and redirects them towards curated YouTube videos debunking ISIS recruiting themes. This open methodology was developed from interviews with ISIS defectors, respects users’ privacy and can be deployed to tackle other types of violent recruiting discourses online.”

  • The Redirect Method began with an eight-week pilot program enlisting 320,000 viewers that explored some key insights around the kind of things that potential ISIS recruits search for and what kind of content does and doesn’t work as counter-propaganda.

  • Effective deterrents include:

    • documentary videos

    • citizen journalism

    • videos that featured religious debates

    • videos from ISIS defectors.

  • Is this ethical?

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6 core i5's. HELL YEAH!!!

Probably waiting for the forum to load until the NBN gets here, while waiting for my school laptop to boot.

Custom PC:


CPU: i7 5820k | RAM: 20GB 2400 DDR4 | Mobo: Asus x99-a | GPU: MSI gtx 980 | Case: Coolermaster CM Storm | HDD: 3TB WD Black | SSD: 250GB Samsung 850 Evo | PSU: Coolermaster V1000 | Display: BenQ XL2730Z | OS: Windows 10 Home (boot: 34 seconds)

School Laptop (Used to run Inventor and Photoshop):


HP Probook 430 G2 (CPU: i3 4030U (underclocked and locked to 1.9Ghz) | RAM: 4GB | HDD: 320GB (60GB for user) | Display: 1366x768 TN 13.3 | (boot: 7:23) (Now with 200% more bloat)

Personal Laptop:


Dell Inspiron PP20L OS: Mint and CentOS (absolutely crushes my school laptop despite being about 8 years old)



Headmounted Speakers: Sony MDR 1RNC ( @LinusTech should seriously review some Sony headphones, these sound amazing.) , TypeWriter: Logitech  MX800, Clicker: Logitech MX800

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The start of the video brought be right back to my middle school years of butt jokes and thats what she saids. back when early 2000s music was cool and edm hypfy shit was for the degenerates and ravers. actually, not much has changed really. I still listen to that early 2000s style music (the rock, and the rap, not that pop shit linus likes. i still remember my first concert was linken park april 5th 2006 edmonton) and still enjoy me myself and i some raves, no matter how much the gouvermant claims them to be illegal.

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One negative concerning the new youtube policy might be that it makes it harder for those trying to understand their methods harder to research. That being said, if the stats show it results in the aim of the policy, the benefit would probably outweight that concern.

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Technically the Etherium guys would be Greyhats not Whitehats. Whitehats only do stuff when they've been hired on or allowed to do so. Greyhats will perform a hack against the will of the victim but without malicious intention. So things like stealing all the funds to prevent a Blackhat from getting it, or hacking in to apply patches that will fix the vulnerability.

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3 hours ago, hey_yo_ said:

No WAN show afterparty on Twitch? @LinusTech @Slick




Was just about to ask about that.


I missed WAN show and came home too late to watch Afterparty. I want to see the Afterparties

Wii-U Wii-U Wii-U Wii-U Wii-U Wii-U Wii-U *insert firetruck picture* :) 


Alienware 15r3: I7 6700HQ, 16 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, GTX 1070, 120GB SSD + 1TB HHD

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All of the Mojo, garlic, lime, cliantro are sold out! Dang!

Intel Xeon E5 1650 v3 @ 3.5GHz 6C:12T / CM212 Evo / Asus X99 Deluxe / 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 Trident-Z / Samsung 850 Pro 256GB / Intel 335 240GB / WD Red 2 & 3TB / Antec 850w / HD5850 / Win10 Pro x64

HP Envy X360 15: Intel Core i5 8250U @ 1.6GHz 4C:8T / 8GB DDR4 / Intel UHD620 + Nvidia GeForce MX150 4GB / Intel 120GB SSD / Win10 Pro x64


HP Envy x360 BP series Intel 8th gen

AMD ThreadRipper 2!

5820K & 6800K 3-way SLI mobo support list


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18 hours ago, ventsy said:

Is it Floatplane just early access or is there some exclusive content that never gonna get on YT?

Never exclusive content..........................yet

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On 24.07.2017 г. at 6:37 AM, yathis said:

Never exclusive content..........................yet


What about this "Mezzanine Update", which I suppose is vlog about construction that is going on there for a while?

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On 7/22/2017 at 3:39 AM, Slick said:

Intel Preparing Multiple Hexacore Coffee Lake CPUs

2 weeks ago I posted a comment under one of HardWare unBoxed vod about switching to G4560 might be THE BEST decision for everyone with older PC today.
It goes something like this:

>for $60 you are buying CPU more then capable of 1080@60 today.
>for cheap you are buying into LGA1151+DDR4 platform THAT you would NOT have to leave for 10-ish YEARS.

>>once G4560 became obsolete in few years, you can swap it with used i5/i7-6x00/7x00. Cheap, no other component upgrade necessary.

>>>or you can buy NEW iX-8x00 6C/12T that will still run LGA1151 (source: https://www.techpowerup.com/235429/reported-intel-coffee-lake-6-core-lineup-leaked)


thoughts? should I make a separate topic?

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Linus & Slick. Hate to see ya bag on GBoard so much. My Thoughts:


To anyone that has not tried google's keyboard (gboard) for more than a few months. I recommend giving it another go. I am an original Swiftkey user. I paid my $2.99 back in the day for it (got a free skin when it went "free"). I really liked it for a long time. Gboard is shockingly better than it was just a year ago. I love the built-in gif search tool. Makes facebook messenger or other "web" based clients way better to use. (You can add them to SMS too, but I prefer not to as it turns it into a MMS).


GBoards corrective typing is soooooo much better than it used to be. Maybe I changed? With Swiftkey, I used to be able to do like Linus and just mash the kb and basically get what I wanted. It stopped being effective though, so I went looking for a replacement keyboard. Found GBoard. Just like all of google's products. It started of as a bit of a dud, but has grown into something awesome.

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