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Sidiox

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    Sidiox reacted to GoodBytes in Windows 10 Creators Update – Here is everything you need to know - Out now   
    Oh yes, forgot to mention:
     
    Separation of Windows Services
     
    If your system has more than 3.5GB of RAM, Windows 10 will now separate all its services as separate processes. This means that under Task manager > Detail tab, you'll see a wall of "svchost.exe". Why? The separation of services to individual processes, does consume a bit more RAM over when they are regrouped, but gives the following advantages:
    Increase in transparency. You see which service consumes how much system resources (CPU, RAM, disk).
      No guess work. You can now see which service exactly is consuming your system resources, and can better identify the faulty service that has a problem on your side, and can take proper action, instead of guessing your way, and trying random things.
      Increase reliability. Similarly to how Chrome or Edge works, where if a tab crashes, not the entire web browser dies, but rather just the tab. If a service crash (say your Audio due to a buggy drivers, for example), then only that service will crash, and will not take down other services it regrouped with it.
      Increase security. By separating each service as its own process,  it prevent exploits from entering through one service to hijack the other service within the same process. In addition, it allows IT to set permissions for each services without affecting other services.  

     
     
    Now, if you check the Process tab, it is more clear. You see each service by name:

     
    Bash
    If you use the Linux subsystem in Windows 10, you'll be please to hear that Windows 10 Creators Update features an updated version of Ubuntu. It is now using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. And that the sub system features a long list of improvements and bug fixes. You can see the release notes here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/release_notes
     
     
    Surprise discoveries
    Thanks to @NumLock21. ReFs is a format able format option of a drive. Looks like it isn't bootable one (so you can't have WIndows on it), but very nice feature.

      MBR to GPT conversion tool is included in Windows 10. This tool give you the ability to convert your drive from MBR to GPT partition style so that your system is fully UEFI ready. This is great for those who started with Windows 7 on a fully UEFI compatible motherboard, and went to Windows 10. Normally, you need to do a full drive wipe, and restart from scratch. This tool keep your data, and does the conversion. More information, and tutorial on to use the tool (fairly easy) here.
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    Sidiox reacted to Windspeed36 in router suggestions for gigabit internet   
    As someone who not only deploys the Ubiquiti routers for businesses on a daily basis but also worked for the largest Ubiquiti reseller in Australia for 3 years , the ERX is possibly one of the worst products that Ubiquiti has ever released, running a close 2nd to the UAP-AC-LITE but I'm not going into that now. 
    They used to be quite difficult to use and for some things, still are (eg L2TP VPN server) however there are a heap of guides out there on using the CLI (the L2TP vpn server is handy for a more secure way of connecting client devices eg tablets and laptops into the network as PPTP is insecure) 
     
    Assuming you're using an external switch, you'll want to first do the firmware upgrade to the router as they ship with 1.2.0 and they're up to 1.9.x which includes a heap of bug fixes and new features including the wizards. Once you have 1.9 loaded, run the 1 WAN plus 1 LAN wizard - DO NOT USE the bridge LAN or 1 WAN + 2 LAN feature as this uses software based switching between eth 1 and 2 (as a joint LAN interface switch0) meaning that it impacts performance. Routers and switches are physically different in design in terms of their electronic layout and switches aren't designed to route and vice versa. 
    No - see above. 
    Only issue is it's not designed for it. The ERX was a budget product variant of an already budget product. It has less RAM, less storage and overall lower performance. Hardware offloading was only bought to their software after users complained about terrible performance. DPI used to crash the router when running at high load - I know this for a fact when I was given evaluation models.
     
    They've also got an annoying issue with their linmited storage whereby load 1 or 2 firmware versions and their storage is full meaning you have to use command line to delete the secondary boot files and ensure you don't brick your router while doing so. Technical people can do this but it's most certainly not ideal for someone who doesn't understand what they're doing. 
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    Sidiox reacted to AlexGoesHigh in And The Software With Most Vulnerabilities In 2016 Was… Android!   
    makes sense tbh it would actually be more impressive if it was backward since 7 is older and has less features, removing the vulnerabilities that overlap from both. the ones 10 has on its own must be from feature that aren't in 7 and other releases of windows
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    Sidiox reacted to patrickjp93 in Intel retiring their Core family of processors in 2019.   
    The primary contenders are the members of the III-V semiconductor family. CNT I believe is still a pipe dream until 2025.
     
    Silicon-Germanium (GloFo has chosen this one since IBM already had R&D done)
    Gallium Arsenide (has a vastly higher upper limit on switching speeds and doesn't suffer from Silicon's electrical instability)
    Molybdenum Disulphide (the only other member which the industry together thinks can be ready for CMOS processes by 2020).
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    Sidiox got a reaction from wrathoftheturkey in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
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    Sidiox got a reaction from ARikozuM in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
  7. Agree
    Sidiox got a reaction from rattacko123 in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
  8. Informative
    Sidiox reacted to Sniperfox47 in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    Actually some headphones are really good. For example my Plantronics wireless earphones can be popped open and have the battery replaced pretty darn easily. Battery is about the only user serviceable part on most of them, but considering the high chance of battery issues, it's a very useful repair.
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    Sidiox got a reaction from Suika in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
  10. Agree
    Sidiox got a reaction from sazrocks in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
  11. Agree
    Sidiox got a reaction from DocSwag in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
  12. Agree
    Sidiox got a reaction from 79wjd in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
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    Sidiox got a reaction from Bensemus in Ars Tech Article on Apple Aipods iFixIt Guide   
    What is the score for other headphones? Surely most of them are not at all user service able? For a device that small I don't really see how they could make it user serviceable without making it quite a bit more bulky.
    I don't like Apple but this sounds a lot like hating for the sake of it.
     
    (Of course I don't agree with non serviceability on other devices like the SSD in the new macbooks)
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    Sidiox reacted to Ginsu in Microsoft Surface Book (2015)   
    I know I'm late to the party on this, but I got my Surface Book a couple months ago, just before the new one was announced. Yes, I knew it was coming, but these things happen, and I got a pretty serious deal on this thing.
     
    As I said, I've had mine for a couple months now, which I believe to be the same trim level Linus reviewed (i7/16GB/512GB/dGPU).
     
    I bought it because I'm in college, and I really wanted one device that could meet the arbitrary whims of different professors' technology policies (I shit ye not, this semester alone I had one class where anything goes, so I used it as a laptop; one class where tech was verboten, so it had to stay in my bag; and two where tablets were ok, but not laptops). So this just looked like it would do a better job of being all things to all classes (well, 3/4 isn't bad).
     
    So I've spent a fair amount of time with it as both a laptop, and as a tablet, and here are my thoughts:
    I fucking love this thing. Not only is it epic in either mode, but the performance well exceeds my expectations on a regular basis.
    Battery: Forgot to charge it after I got home and didn't realize it til the next day when running off to class? No problem. Its standby battery life is absurd given its specs. My Chromebook, which used to live in my bag for note-taking purposes, is now gathering dust. Gaming? I installed Hearthstone simply because I imagined playing on a touchscreen this big would kick ass (and it does) but then, while I had Battle.net there, anyway, I thought "lol, let's see what WoW looks like at 3FPS".....but it doesn't run at 3FPS. No, running at the settings optimized by GeForce Experience (which, also, "holy shit, what?" runs on this thing) it pulls a consistent ~40FPS, with highs in the 60s when not running dungeons, raids, or world boss encounters with several dozen other players. I recently bought the latest Razer Naga for my gaming rig, as my old one was over 4 years old, but after this fun discovery, the old one now lives in my bag. I can easily play WoW on the go, without anything I'd consider a "compromise," unless you'd count not having my 30-inch 4K with me everywhere I go. I guess this 13.5" 3000x2000 will just have to suffice (#firstworldproblems). My fiancee now has the ROG laptop I used to carry, and I don't miss it. Pen? I really wasn't sure how much of a pain in the ass the pen would be, but like Linus says, it sticks to that edge like glue. As memory serves, for all the times I've pulled it out of my bag, the pen has only stayed behind twice. In two months. And as for actually using it....I really don't have anything to compare it to. I've owned a Wacom before, but never a Cintiq, so writing/drawing directly on-screen is new for me. I can't believe how well it works, especially with no calibration options to be found. The only issues I've had with it involve occasional stupidity about the eraser-clicks (once for OneNote, twice for screenshots) not working properly after waking from sleep. Cycling Bluetooth off and back on usually fixes this, and it's a minor annoyance, as the pen doesn't fail to write/draw or erase when this happens. Converting: Switching between laptop and tablet modes is one of those things you just have to remember you can do, and then I found I got used to it very quickly. Unless something is using the dGPU, holding that second button from the right on the top row and listening for the click became something I could do without looking. When using it as a "tablet," I most often detach the screen, turn it around, and fold it down like in the image below, because the slight angle is actually convenient, and because it allows it to use that battery, and the dGPU. I'm no artist, but I've dicked around in Photoshop CC, and I'm impressed. I wish like hell I'd had this back when I was editing photos for a living.
    (Yay, Logic proofs....)
     
    I'm sure the new one performs even better, with even better battery life, but I just have to say....the old one's no slouch.

    If anyone has any questions I didn't answer in this, I'd be more than happy to answer.
     
    Additional terrible "glamour" shots, as requested by dizmo:

    And one I'm not embarrassed of:

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    Sidiox got a reaction from 2Buck in PewdiePie, #1 most subcribed youtube channel, alleges youtube is "killing his channel". Says he will delete his channel at 50 million subscribers   
    Can't say I much mind most of those big youtubers getting less views. Most of them are absolutely horrible, producing poor quality content with clickbait titles and thumbnails. The less views they get the better. 
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    Sidiox got a reaction from TOMPPIX in PewdiePie, #1 most subcribed youtube channel, alleges youtube is "killing his channel". Says he will delete his channel at 50 million subscribers   
    Can't say I much mind most of those big youtubers getting less views. Most of them are absolutely horrible, producing poor quality content with clickbait titles and thumbnails. The less views they get the better. 
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    Sidiox reacted to dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd in UK Mass Surveillance Law has just passed the Parliament's Approval   
    This isn't about terrorism at all, it's about letting people know they can be watched at all times so that they wouldn't do anything that the government might not approve of.
     


     
    No prizes for guessing where that quote comes from.
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    Sidiox reacted to GoodBytes in Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation - Platinum Member   
    Windows is actually not doing so well. I mean if we ignore MS efforts:
    You want to develop an app on Android and iOS -> Get a Mac You want to do back-end web development -> Get a Mac or run Linux. You want to work on an IoT device /  embedded system -> Run Linux. Windows is stuck in the PC space that is dying, being replaced by mobile phones for most users. And more and more developers are indeed buying Macs or running Linux as pointed right above. Windows Phone is not picking up anything. This is shrinking Windows marketshare. It is in a path of a slow death. I mean, just imagine all game devs makes a Linux version of their game... Apple returns to be Enterprise friendly (to any level), OR Android implements Continuum, and voila, Windows is pretty much dead. It is in Microsoft best interest to make Windows the go to platform to do things.
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    Sidiox got a reaction from Orangeator in EA Games and Origin quietly bans an entire country - or, why you shouldn't take digital distribution for granted.   
    THIS is exactly why I've always defended piracy and will always do so.
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    Sidiox reacted to LAwLz in Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law   
    Hey that's pretty good.
    Kind of weird that it does not apply to static IPs as well.
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    Sidiox got a reaction from ian223 in Nintendo to finally shed more details about the NX early tomorrow (Update: this is the Nintendo Switch)   
    I'm really curious on the price point. 
    And if the dock adds any sort of processing power. If it doesn't, then its just a Nvidia Shield of sorts.
    If the dock adds decent power, then maybe it could actually be interesting. 
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    Sidiox reacted to vanished in Macs are 3x cheaper than Windows based PCs says IBM   
    I thought you couldn't fix stupid though  Well good on 'em for trying...
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    Sidiox reacted to vanished in Macs are 3x cheaper than Windows based PCs says IBM   
    Probably... I just wish they'd finish consolidating it with "Settings".  Well, tbh I don't care so much but it must be very confusing for some people to have to go to one place for some things and another for others.
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    Sidiox reacted to Windspeed36 in is ubiquiti any good?   
    Their equipment is okay - it's pretty good for the price but still leaves a lot to be desired. If you know Vyatta CLI then you can do most things but there is still quite a bit missing from the GUI on the EdgeRouter.  UniFi's router GUI is a complete joke as far as features go. You should not buy a UniFi gateway. UniFi AP's are decent for home/SOHO use however they don't have anything great in the way of enterprise features.   
    Keep in mind I've got about 3 years of experience selling, installing and configuring UniFi and EdgeMax devices. 
  25. Informative
    Sidiox reacted to LogicalDrm in Windows Low Memory Warning when having over 4GB free   
    This was bug in Win7. I'm going to assume MS hasn't fixed it in newer versions either.
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