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kenblu24

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  1. Agree
    kenblu24 reacted to Tristerin in New rule idea   
    I don't like convenience rules, they trade a little flexibility for a lot of rigidity in something that doesn't require that sort of rigidness.
  2. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from Kilrah in Linus still says those cheap graphics cards are useless.   
    Businesses think differently. The possibility of wasting time returning items or waiting for a new item to ship or even just the long shipping times that often accompany cheap ebay items is not gonna fly with a business. Unless the company has a dedicated IT guy, they're also not gonna want to waste time installing possibly dead or near death GPUs. 
     
    When one of Linus's weird AliExpress purchases ends up not working as intended, he can still make a video about it. When a normal business gets a dud, they have to deal with returning the item somehow, seeking the refund, and they're losing productivity. Most businesses would be happy to spend the $40 per card if it means they can just chuck it in a system and go, and official system support is probably better for a 710 than for an ancient 3450, which, in my case, probably can't even run the darn management software on two screens.
  3. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from thebrain36 in Linus still says those cheap graphics cards are useless.   
    Linus has said time and time again that those craptastic bottom-of-the-barrel new GPU cards that they have at Best Buy or Newegg for like $45 are useless and nobody should buy them. But I think there is actually one good usage case for these things:
     
    Linus argues that cheap GPUs give awful performance per dollar, but what if I don't care about performance? For small businesses with work computers, if a GPU from a prebuilt dies, and the business doesn't have a service contract, just buy the cheapest new GPU you can find. It'll have a warranty, and can easily be returned. Or, if said business wants to add an extra monitor to a computer with only integrated graphics, they can do so by adding a cheap, new GPU. Used GPUs are great for gamers on a budget, but most non-creative small businesses don't need graphics horsepower. Same for ya nan on Facebook.
     
    Strange that Linears doesn't consider this rather common scenario, considering he seems to be very in-tune with non-techy businesses just as he is with the gaming and performance PC communities. It's the perfect use case for these cheap cards: People who give zero cares about performance, and don't want to deal with buying used.
     
    Devil's Avocados: Linux is probably worried about non-tech-savvy gamers who want performance but don't know where to look for it, and just waltz into Best Buy for an upgrade and end up buying these cheap GPUs. 
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    kenblu24 got a reaction from Ben17 in Max Aluminium Monument   
    Mind me asking what the price was on that custom sheet-metal job? I was going to make a case out of 3D printed plastic, since I can do that at home, but if the cost isn't insane, some metal parts would be nice.
  5. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from RedHorse in (Sponsored) What is Astria Coaxial Audio? - Liberty 2 Pro Earbuds Showcase   
    The Liberty 2s seem pretty cool and I really want to give them a go, but I'm disappointed that I'm not getting the full-fat critical review from LTT.
  6. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from TRraven in (Sponsored) What is Astria Coaxial Audio? - Liberty 2 Pro Earbuds Showcase   
    The Liberty 2s seem pretty cool and I really want to give them a go, but I'm disappointed that I'm not getting the full-fat critical review from LTT.
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    kenblu24 got a reaction from kirashi in Scrapyard wars but the opponents try to make their build as difficult to use for the other person   
    Some ideas include:
     
    The on switch is wired to a car starter but the keys are missing so you have to pick the lock to start the computer
     
    There's a USB stick glued into the back with a gentoo installer on it
     
    the graphics card only has s-video out
     
    someone spilled coffee on the keyboard. all the keys still work, it just feels crumchy is all.
     
    There's no fan on the cpu cooler so you have to blow on it manually
     
    the mouse has a tilt switch so it only works when it's upside down
     
     
     
    Opponents would then have to complete certain tasks, such as watching a youtube video or writing and printing a letter, and obviously there would be a rule that the choice of components or modifications could not make completing these tasks impossible, at least in theory.
     
    do it, linux. you know you wanna
     
     
     
     
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    kenblu24 got a reaction from Origami Cactus in Scrapyard wars but the opponents try to make their build as difficult to use for the other person   
    Some ideas include:
     
    The on switch is wired to a car starter but the keys are missing so you have to pick the lock to start the computer
     
    There's a USB stick glued into the back with a gentoo installer on it
     
    the graphics card only has s-video out
     
    someone spilled coffee on the keyboard. all the keys still work, it just feels crumchy is all.
     
    There's no fan on the cpu cooler so you have to blow on it manually
     
    the mouse has a tilt switch so it only works when it's upside down
     
     
     
    Opponents would then have to complete certain tasks, such as watching a youtube video or writing and printing a letter, and obviously there would be a rule that the choice of components or modifications could not make completing these tasks impossible, at least in theory.
     
    do it, linux. you know you wanna
     
     
     
     
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  14. Funny
    kenblu24 got a reaction from soldier_ph in Scrapyard wars but the opponents try to make their build as difficult to use for the other person   
    Some ideas include:
     
    The on switch is wired to a car starter but the keys are missing so you have to pick the lock to start the computer
     
    There's a USB stick glued into the back with a gentoo installer on it
     
    the graphics card only has s-video out
     
    someone spilled coffee on the keyboard. all the keys still work, it just feels crumchy is all.
     
    There's no fan on the cpu cooler so you have to blow on it manually
     
    the mouse has a tilt switch so it only works when it's upside down
     
     
     
    Opponents would then have to complete certain tasks, such as watching a youtube video or writing and printing a letter, and obviously there would be a rule that the choice of components or modifications could not make completing these tasks impossible, at least in theory.
     
    do it, linux. you know you wanna
     
     
     
     
  15. Funny
    kenblu24 got a reaction from Fasauceome in Scrapyard wars but the opponents try to make their build as difficult to use for the other person   
    Some ideas include:
     
    The on switch is wired to a car starter but the keys are missing so you have to pick the lock to start the computer
     
    There's a USB stick glued into the back with a gentoo installer on it
     
    the graphics card only has s-video out
     
    someone spilled coffee on the keyboard. all the keys still work, it just feels crumchy is all.
     
    There's no fan on the cpu cooler so you have to blow on it manually
     
    the mouse has a tilt switch so it only works when it's upside down
     
     
     
    Opponents would then have to complete certain tasks, such as watching a youtube video or writing and printing a letter, and obviously there would be a rule that the choice of components or modifications could not make completing these tasks impossible, at least in theory.
     
    do it, linux. you know you wanna
     
     
     
     
  16. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from megascrapper in Prison For Making "Counterfeit" Windows Restore Disks   
    I would love to hear John chime in on this in the WAN show, because there's gotta be some legal insanity going on here.
  17. Informative
    kenblu24 got a reaction from megascrapper in Prison For Making "Counterfeit" Windows Restore Disks   
    Polygon https://www.polygon.com/windows/2018/4/25/17280178/eric-lundgren-windows-restore-disks-microsoft-prison
    arsTECHNICA (Most Recent) https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/why-the-man-who-tried-to-sell-windows-recovery-discs-will-go-to-prison/
    Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1b6641afb067
     
    Summary:
    Eric Lundgren, 33, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and a 50k fine, with the court ruling that his "restore disks" infringed upon Microsoft products costing $700,000.
    In 2011, Lundgren ordered $80,000 worth of re-printed Windows recovery disks from China. These were intercepted by US Customs and Border protection.
    It is reported that these are restore disks, which do not come with a product key or license and cannot be used to activate Windows. Therefore, these disks should be nearly worthless, as an installation/restore disk can be made free of cost with a utility provided by Microsoft. However, as many forum members have noted, it is against Microsoft's terms of use to redistribute this software.
     
    Note that currently being reported is that a US appeals court upheld a district judge's ruling. This is an appeal, not the original conviction or sentencing. 
     
    Qyotes:
    My favorite:
  18. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from Tex Arcana in Prison For Making "Counterfeit" Windows Restore Disks   
    I would love to hear John chime in on this in the WAN show, because there's gotta be some legal insanity going on here.
  19. Informative
    kenblu24 got a reaction from ARikozuM in Prison For Making "Counterfeit" Windows Restore Disks   
    Polygon https://www.polygon.com/windows/2018/4/25/17280178/eric-lundgren-windows-restore-disks-microsoft-prison
    arsTECHNICA (Most Recent) https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/why-the-man-who-tried-to-sell-windows-recovery-discs-will-go-to-prison/
    Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1b6641afb067
     
    Summary:
    Eric Lundgren, 33, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and a 50k fine, with the court ruling that his "restore disks" infringed upon Microsoft products costing $700,000.
    In 2011, Lundgren ordered $80,000 worth of re-printed Windows recovery disks from China. These were intercepted by US Customs and Border protection.
    It is reported that these are restore disks, which do not come with a product key or license and cannot be used to activate Windows. Therefore, these disks should be nearly worthless, as an installation/restore disk can be made free of cost with a utility provided by Microsoft. However, as many forum members have noted, it is against Microsoft's terms of use to redistribute this software.
     
    Note that currently being reported is that a US appeals court upheld a district judge's ruling. This is an appeal, not the original conviction or sentencing. 
     
    Qyotes:
    My favorite:
  20. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from OJTheAviator in Prison For Making "Counterfeit" Windows Restore Disks   
    I would love to hear John chime in on this in the WAN show, because there's gotta be some legal insanity going on here.
  21. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from TheGleaner in What's up with these shitty thumbnails? - Honest Answers Ep. 5   
    I don't believe linus (or even any community manager i.e. luke or nick) reads through every comment on YT and the forums. There's no way... But if you're at LTT and you're reading this, tell Linus that he's crazy. That's some dedication.
     
    I don't think any thumbnails that they've made are really "clickbait." But I do think that a clean, nice-looking thumbnail can work wonders. I'm a helluva lot more likely to click on an MKBHD video than an LTT video on the same topic. Why do you think he keeps his thumbnails clean cut?
     
    How about: Whenever Brandon does a lot of the B-roll for a video, let him make the thumbnail. Get a pretty, clean, standout thumbnail for glamour thumbnails, and have fun with the thumbnails on everything else.
  22. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from TVwazhere in AMD Ryzen 5 and 3 Tested!   
    I don't see why people are defending this. The thumbnails aren't clickbait, they're just silly. It's okay to have fun with your thumbnails, guys. Doesn't mean it's clickbait.
     
    But that title is super misleading. I'm not some tech insider. I actually thought they got some sneak preview courtesy of AMD. I mean, they did get sponsorships for CES for the 480 and Ryzen launch. All you buttholes expecting everybody complaining to internally monologue the likelyhood of Linus getting an early sample are inconsiderate and kinda narcissistic. They titled the video as if they tested Ryzen 3 and 5. They didn't. 
     
    Don't intentionally mislead your viewers, Linus.
  23. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from JCHelios in AMD Ryzen 5 and 3 Tested!   
    I don't see why people are defending this. The thumbnails aren't clickbait, they're just silly. It's okay to have fun with your thumbnails, guys. Doesn't mean it's clickbait.
     
    But that title is super misleading. I'm not some tech insider. I actually thought they got some sneak preview courtesy of AMD. I mean, they did get sponsorships for CES for the 480 and Ryzen launch. All you buttholes expecting everybody complaining to internally monologue the likelyhood of Linus getting an early sample are inconsiderate and kinda narcissistic. They titled the video as if they tested Ryzen 3 and 5. They didn't. 
     
    Don't intentionally mislead your viewers, Linus.
  24. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from Tataffe in AMD Ryzen 5 and 3 Tested!   
    They made a joke. It's okay to make jokes. It's unprofessional to mislead your viewers. 
     
    These are fans of LTT. Don't just dismiss them all as sensitive babies if they have legit criticism or feedback.  They're disappointed with the quality of the content and with the annoying thumbnails. Besides, I'd be pretty annoyed if every thumbnail looked like this

  25. Agree
    kenblu24 got a reaction from VicBar in AMD Ryzen 5 and 3 Tested!   
    I don't see why people are defending this. The thumbnails aren't clickbait, they're just silly. It's okay to have fun with your thumbnails, guys. Doesn't mean it's clickbait.
     
    But that title is super misleading. I'm not some tech insider. I actually thought they got some sneak preview courtesy of AMD. I mean, they did get sponsorships for CES for the 480 and Ryzen launch. All you buttholes expecting everybody complaining to internally monologue the likelyhood of Linus getting an early sample are inconsiderate and kinda narcissistic. They titled the video as if they tested Ryzen 3 and 5. They didn't. 
     
    Don't intentionally mislead your viewers, Linus.
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