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    Intel i7 6700k @4.7Ghz
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    Asus Z170 Deluxe
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    Corsair LPX 16Gb DDR4
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  1. Here's the list of products which the new laws apply to (linked in OP): Basically almost every household appliance is covered it seems. Also I think splitting hairs over smartphones technically being computers is being a bit pedantic, they obviously mean desktop computers. They are just using generic language, I'm sure if you dig into the legally binding text they would be a bit more specific. I edited the OP to make this more clear
  2. Yeah you make a really good point, the only difference between many consumer electronics of today and those of several decades ago is a major cost-down in materials & manufacturing, and if you want to be cynical a few design changes to make old parts incompatible.
  3. maybe I'm interpreting it wrong (I'm not a lawyer, can you tell? ), but the law evaluates the overall ecological impact of the product's design based on it's efficiency, recyclability, and ease of maintenance (i.e. right to repair), so a manufacturer cannot use security as a loop hole unless it's a core function of the device that would be compromised. Your point about a fully integrated system like the new Arm Macbooks is completely valid though, if there's a RAM failure then the entire SOC is screwed.
  4. Starting in March most household appliances sold in Europe will have to comply to new rules making them easy to repair with basic tools. As well as this manufacturers will be required to provide spare parts within 15 days and make repair manuals available to independent specialists. Notably smartphones, tablets and laptops are not yet included, but (desktop) computers, game consoles, and most types of household appliance are covered by the laws. Quote: I think this is fantastic news, and the legislation that covers smartphones & laptops as well can't come soon en
  5. I bought it from this seller on Amazon (15m cat6 option) I don't see anything on the page about it's construction
  6. Hey all, I just moved places and I noticed that I'm not getting the advertised 1gbps from my home network. Both my router and my pc are 1gbps capable, but it maxes out at 100mbps I'm using a 15 meter (50ft) cat 6 cable which was previously held to a wall with cable tacks, I unfortunately don't have another cat6 cable to test it but I assume based on what I've read that this is the problem. I've already ordered a new cable but what I'm wondering is how fragile are they really? I don't think I abused this cable but it's seen a 90% decrease in capacity versus it's spec!
  7. Hey all! I thought it would be interesting to get a sort of "census" for what computers companies are currently issuing their employees with. I work for a fintech startup in Berlin & I was issued with a macbook pro (i5 7360U - 16gb RAM) My last job before this was at Amazon and I was issued with HP Elitebook G5 (I think the 850 with an i5 7200U & 8gb RAM) I only begrudgingly use the macbook, the Windows & Linux options my company offer are outdated/underpowered in comparison. I get so many bugs, mostly to do with my monitors suddenly no
  8. It will essentially just work as anti-aliasing, unless your GPU is super overkill for the game I'd recommend just leaving it on native 1440p and increasing other options first. If you still have plenty of overhead then go for the DSR. Also, don't try to use it in OS, it will bring all sorts of pain and in most cases make your screen look worse. (e.g text will be fuzzy unless you use DSR at a whole multiple of the monitor's native res)
  9. I have the XZ1 (non-compact) and its a great phone, a bit under-rated imo. I've had it since launch last summer and it only started to become noticeably sluggish about a month ago, I reformatted it and it's back to being fast. For surfing the internet & watching stuff it's great, particularly sony's implementation of multitasking. You just have to hold down the "recent apps" button for a second and the screen splits into two, you can choose any app to go in the second portion of the screen and adjust the divide to give as much screen as you want to each respective app.
  10. The butthurt it generates is endlessly entertaining, creative or not
  11. I think its hilarious when you can make people mad with just a few letters. A perennial favourite is to just type "ez" after killing someone, they get mad 99% of the time.
  12. strange, is that specifically when streaming video or what? My ps3 is mostly a netflix box and bluray player with a little music dlna streaming, and everything zips around just fine.
  13. Are you using your PS3 wired or wireless? Bear in mind that ps3 has 2005-era wifi technology which would be easily saturated with a blu-ray quality movie, and 2.4Ghz is prone to interference.
  14. PS3 is still one of the best media centres available imo. It plays blu-ray/dvd, you can stream media to it or save it locally on the HDD, it supports pretty much any universal bluetooth remote, it has some neat software for photos and the music visualiser is nice, and the best thing of all: the XMB interface is f'ing gorgeous! The only major drawback I can think of is that it can't do passthrough for cable TV, but I don't have that anyway.
  15. Slightly out of my price range, I'm looking to spend $150 - $200 for the whole set. I know the sound quality won't be super excellent but for me personally the extra value of surround sound is worth more than better sound quality but only stereo speakers.