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JogerJ

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    JogerJ reacted to Luscious in I’m Legally Obligated to Disclose This   
    Congratulations on your investment in a ONE TRICK PONY. Did you seriously think this through???
     
    I guess LTT viewers can kiss goodbye to proper, honest, in-depth and unbiased laptop reviews now. Yeah, you'll have plenty other content to do, but for a tech channel to ignore laptops is like your favorite burger joint forgetting the fries. It's just inexcusable.
     
    I wrote here about my rant when you covered this laptop earlier. I don't want to rehash all of that a second time, but whatever intuition you are "tuned into" or investment advice you are receiving I would be extremely hesitant to take. Companies like Dell and HP have been around for decades and hold millions (if not billions) in $$$ to throw at things like R&D, manufacturing and marketing. More on point is that these laptop manufacturers already have these on hand and aren't working as startups. Even Apple was long on the scene before it's cash cow iPhone came. There is simply no way as a startup you will be on the same playing field as these multinationals, and certainly not when the only thing you can put on the table is a SINGLE PRODUCT.
     
    I worked extensively in online media as a laptop reviewer for 7 solid years, and continue to this day to follow the trends keeping an eye on what's happening. For a fraction of the money you just put down you could have hired an experienced writer with the background, passion and technical knowledge to not only cut through the BS, but take your laptop reviews way above what your competition is doing. And no, I am not trying to "sell myself" here, that's based on my solid opinion on products I have looked at in the past, products that were mocked by the tech press, yet were considered game changing by the users who actually understood what they were and how they worked.
  2. Informative
    JogerJ got a reaction from Mel0nMan in A Totally Unbiased Review - LTTstore Northern Lights Mousepad   
    Quick story: I recently took a course in uni about how product design affects user interaction. I learned a lot of new things from this video that my classes didn't cover, such as working with existing manufacturers to avoid reinventing the whole product and cutting costs down. I'm pretty sure there are other (boring) steps that the video didn't cover like user studies or other prototyping steps for the test rig and such. I'm glad it all ended up great and they're marketing it well to the customers. The only thing that managed to surprised me is how they managed to price all sizes of mousepad the same? Really something competitors could take notes on.
     
    Also I guess what's left for LMG to solve is the logistics of shipping worldwide. Seriously though how is it costing me $25 to ship a $30 mousepad in the EU!
    Btw if there's group buys going on for Germany or EU, please let me know! Forget group buys, apparently purchases above 5 items are immediately marked as reseller and they're asking $10,000 for merchant verification wtf
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    JogerJ reacted to Lurick in A COMPLETELY Upgradeable Laptop?   
    Being a floatplane member has it's perks since I saw the site before the YT video went up and crashed it XD.
    There are 3 tiers of pricing for the models, these are all pre-assembled prices:
     
     
     
    DIY Edition Pricing is about $250 ($749 starting for Base) cheaper for the Base and I think Performance and Professional tiers as well but the site crashes when I try to access the DIY portion.
     
     
    Edit:
    DIY Prices varies depending on configuration but all options shown:



  4. Agree
    JogerJ reacted to xn--cr8h in A COMPLETELY Upgradeable Laptop?   
    I think there's a huge functional difference between this approach and a dongle. You have to constantly plug in and unplug dongles, since you can't just stick a laptop into a bag with dongles sticking out of it. The modular approach not only lets you choose exactly *where* you want your ports, but reduces wear on the internal ports since ports can often break with repeated insertions. When a port breaks, a replacement is only a couple dollars and can be done comfortably by literally anyone -- you don't have to touch a screwdriver or see a single circuit board. It's a really smart design IMO -- it just depends on the company staying in business long enough to sell replacement ports through the whole lifespan of the laptop. Even so, the fact that these module designs are open source and based around a single USB port gives me a bit more confidence.
     
    Maybe providing a mixture of USB ports would have  been more useful for some but it seems like these days "a mixture of USB ports" means something like two USB-C and maybe one USB-A, which doesn't really cut it for me and other people who still use a bunch of USB-A devices
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    JogerJ got a reaction from 7heo in A COMPLETELY Upgradeable Laptop?   
    Caught a glimpse of the website before it crashed. Apparently only pre-orders in US and Canada for now. God knows when or if it'll make it to worldwide, by then we'd likely get a 2nd gen iteration already
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    JogerJ got a reaction from Alexeygridnev1993 in Gaming on LEAKED Windows 11   
    I wonder where will this place in the Windows good-bad cycle. Win 10 has kinda mixed reviews as it gets better (?) over updates since launched. Assuming Win 10 is "good" (?) then Win 11 would be...?
  7. Informative
    JogerJ reacted to notsrealinc in Gaming on LEAKED Windows 11   
    I wanted to share, if you're getting the "This PC can't run Windows 11" error, you need to enable/activate TPM or FTPM in the BIOS. I have it personally installed on a laptop with a 3rd gen i7. Secure boot must also be enabled. These may not be final requirements, it could be required because this is Dev build. Also, any Windows 10 key works atm with correct version. 
  8. Informative
    JogerJ reacted to Prodigy_Smit in You hear AirTag, ghidraninja hears free Wi-Fi   
    Summary
    Russian hacker @ghidraninja has managed to get Apple's AirTags to send a Wi-Fi signal "borrowing" other user's data allowing access to the internet piggybacking on the find my network that allows AirTags to update their location despite not being connected to the network. This is the second major exploit that hidraninja has managed to uncover on the AirTags after effectively jailbreaking them last week.
    The main saving grace is that there are hardware limitations to how much bandwidth is available since this capability of AirTags is meant for very low data consumption use i.e. transferring location data. So this is merely a proof of concept and not a way for getting free internet.
     

    Quotes
     
    My thoughts
    Its concerning to the security of AirTag users but as far as I can tell the exploit can only send an internet signal and does not allow access to the local information on the device being transferred such as banking information if a transaction is made simultaneously. 
     
    Sources
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2021/05/14/apple-airtags-hacked-again-free-internet-with-no-mobile-data-plan/
    https://twitter.com/ghidraninja
     
  9. Informative
    JogerJ reacted to igsilya in [Update: Hostile takeover of Gentoo, others] Freenode Staff quit en-masse after secret ownership changes   
    It's, probably, worth mentioning that the Freenode was taken over by founder of Private Internet Access. 
     
    For me as an open source software engineer who uses Freenode almost every day and has public weekly meetings there, the overall situation is scary.  I'm not sure what is actually happened, but all this is very unhealthy at the very least.  Just sent out an email to discuss moving of the primary channel to Libera.Chat.  And we seems to be migrating starting from tomorrow.
     
    Some projects already migrated, some are in the middle of discussion.  Some links to resignation statements and moving announcements:
    https://blog.bofh.it/debian/id_461 https://blog.centos.org/2021/05/centos-irc-channels-moving-to-irc-libera-chat/ https://sourcehut.org/blog/2021-05-19-liberachat/ https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/2021q2/006888.html
  10. Agree
    JogerJ got a reaction from SorryClaire in Is my hardware this bad, or am I going crazy ?   
    Monitor might be misconfigured. Did you make sure it runs on 165hz? Might help to compare with benchmarks of the game with similar specs.

    For competitive games, the frame rate could reach 165 fps (turn on freesync to prevent tearing)
     
    For non-competitive games, like SOTR or AC series you could sacrifice frame rates for quality and still manage 60 fps, which is worth the experience for these kinds of games anyways.
  11. Agree
    JogerJ got a reaction from Bombastinator in TDR Failure Nvida   
    Maybe, reinstall windows and complete wipe the system? might as well get rid of the bloatware that comes with the manufacturer.
     
    Or you can try to claim warranty if it still doesn't work
  12. Agree
    JogerJ got a reaction from CT854 in Is my hardware this bad, or am I going crazy ?   
    Monitor might be misconfigured. Did you make sure it runs on 165hz? Might help to compare with benchmarks of the game with similar specs.

    For competitive games, the frame rate could reach 165 fps (turn on freesync to prevent tearing)
     
    For non-competitive games, like SOTR or AC series you could sacrifice frame rates for quality and still manage 60 fps, which is worth the experience for these kinds of games anyways.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Vega 56 &/or HBM2 - pro's & con's.   
    I say it's alright. I paid about the same during that time for a ASUS Arez Strix Vega 56 OC.

    You should try undervolting that card to get the most out of it. They're almost always too hot and draws lots of power. I had a Vega 56 before and just undervolt (no overclocking) made about 10% performance increase and runs few degrees cooler and less power. It pretty much stopped throttling. There's also the flashing it with Vega 64 bios hack but I didn't go for it because I didn't want stability issues.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from BoxTurtle in Nvidia officially announces "Lite Hash Rate" GPUs for RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3080. Ships late May   
    probably not. they said they're applying the limiters to newly manufactured cards, it wouldn't make sense to keep manufacturing the old ones as well while selling the CMP lineup alongside.

    You can probably still mine other coins than ETH though
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    JogerJ reacted to asmussen in Thread for Linus Tech Tips Video Suggestions   
    This must be done! A case painted with Lumilor Electric paint. The paint's luminosity can be controlled by the amount of current which means you could create animations that respond to cpu speed, temps or any other data. It costs as little as $229 for a kit and can be air brushed. DO IT LINUS!
     
    Other Ideas: Vanta Black, chrome and gold plated or all the above.
     
    Take a look: 
    LumilorPaint.com
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    JogerJ got a reaction from Qbone93 in Thread for Linus Tech Tips Video Suggestions   
    I like this. GPU shortage is the hot topic here lately, so what if you guys do a video about video cards that can be used as stand-in until you get a proper GPU. This one is for the viewers who got no on-board graphics and would like to keep the CPU they got.

    First of all it should perhaps explain what low end cards like GT710 and GT1030 are and how they are worse (or better?) than used old cards at similar price points and what their actual values would be in a world where these cards actually make it into consideration.

    Points that could be addressed:
    - Performance compared to on-board graphics (?)
    - Driver support on latest windows (what's the oldest card that still has driver support from manufacturers right now?)
    - DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL, and other API supports on old cards
    - Performance/games that would run
    - GT1030 GDDR4 vs GDDR5 (should at least be mentioned, no need to discussed)
    - Power consumption (?)
    - Overclocking GTX 1030 / 710 (?)

    I feel like low end cards deserve some re-visiting (or not?). They certainly almost never got any spotlights on the channel and it'd be great to educate viewers why these cards are good/bad/why these cards even bother existing.
     
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    JogerJ reacted to AlexTheGreatish in I turned my Diamond Play Button into a Gaming PC   
    Chucked the WiFi antennas behind the IO shield, works pretty good.
    There would have been no space for a fan, and also we needed a spot to hide wires.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from Musty in Phoenix miner NiceHash plugin potentially compromised   
    Someone debunked this on r/EtherMining
    TL;DR 
    PhoenixMiner binaries were hosted on MEGA until they shut it down so it's no longer uploaded there. NH is allegedly trying to twist this with FUD claiming PhoenixMiner is "compromised" and telling people to switch to their own miner instead.
     
    According to staff, the "compromised" version was never pushed to users anyway. So they're trying to say that PhoenixMiner has been compromised since previous versions as well? Their arguments just doesn't make sense.
     
     
     
    I'm pretty sure whatever they're trying to communicate, they do seem scummy from trying to profit from this opportunity. That or just bad PR.

    I do wish LMG would weigh in on this as they promoted NiceHash before in the past.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from Craftyawesome in Phoenix miner NiceHash plugin potentially compromised   
    Someone debunked this on r/EtherMining
    TL;DR 
    PhoenixMiner binaries were hosted on MEGA until they shut it down so it's no longer uploaded there. NH is allegedly trying to twist this with FUD claiming PhoenixMiner is "compromised" and telling people to switch to their own miner instead.
     
    According to staff, the "compromised" version was never pushed to users anyway. So they're trying to say that PhoenixMiner has been compromised since previous versions as well? Their arguments just doesn't make sense.
     
     
     
    I'm pretty sure whatever they're trying to communicate, they do seem scummy from trying to profit from this opportunity. That or just bad PR.

    I do wish LMG would weigh in on this as they promoted NiceHash before in the past.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from scottyseng in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    The problem was the list showed Taiwan in the list of "Ranking of top countries" which implied Taiwan is a country on its own, hence China got pissed.

    This is why today YouTube shows it as "Top Geographies" instead. The change happened literally during the weeks  after the controversy arose.
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    JogerJ got a reaction from StDragon in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    For better context this is not the first time ASUS sponsors Hololive. These were streamed before by talents of Hololive.
     
    ASUS also sponsors other virtual streamers from various agencies and/or independent talents as part of their marketing campaign in Japan:
    e.g. Nijisanji, one of the biggest vtuber agencies in Japan
     
    Here's a link to a reddit discussion in r/hololive regarding the current event, but it's locked because it got political. (Crossposted in r/VirtualYoutubers)
    Tweet from associated talent, basically "stream is cancelled"

    Also OP's quote is obviously machine translated (first link is DeepL equivalent translation of second link), proceed with caution. Names mistranslated:
    Bai Shang Chuxue = Shirakami Fubuki, Mao You Xiao Porridge = Nekomata Okayu, Lion White Peony = Shishiro Botan, Dragon Heart = Kiryu Coco

    Edit: For those not in the know, here's more context on how big the vtuber industry is. This is the worldwide ranking for total superchat revenues. 7 of the top 10 channels on the list are vtubers, 6 of which affiliated to Hololive and 6 more trailing in the 11-20th rankingss. At number one ranking is Kiryu Coco, earning $1.3 million since her debut barely a year ago. In one stream, she received more superchats than LTT channel ever did in total. I understand this is not a fair comparison for someone who streams daily vs weekly so here's an article on how much Twitch streamers make. The industry's growth has been exponential especially this year.
     
    My thoughts
    ASUS sponsoring Vtubers isn't any different than them sponsoring any other YouTubers, in or outside of Japan.
    What's new this time though is ASUS cancelling their sponsorship deals to bend their knees to PRC. Even though the decision was made by the branch company in Japan completely independent to the Chinese nor Taiwanese branch, it still shows how big of an influence PRC has over trivial matters, which they escalate to justify their actions of bullying companies that won't cooperate with their agenda to submit to them.

    EDIT: There were some information that the Chinese branch pressured Japan branch to cancel the collab or face threats of disruptions of the broadcast
     
     
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    JogerJ got a reaction from CommanderAlex in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    The problem was the list showed Taiwan in the list of "Ranking of top countries" which implied Taiwan is a country on its own, hence China got pissed.

    This is why today YouTube shows it as "Top Geographies" instead. The change happened literally during the weeks  after the controversy arose.
  23. Like
    JogerJ got a reaction from ToboRobot in We told you so... - CD Projekt RED's management gets grilled by their staff over Cyberpunk 2077's rough launch   
    Basically lesson to learn: spend money on your dev team, not just your marketing. Marketing brings in money but devs bring in results.
  24. Agree
    JogerJ reacted to Kurogal in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    I don't think opening with an English meme cover by Haachama of all things is a great way to introduce anybody to Hololive.
    As you can probably guess from the reactions you've already gotten:
    Even if you're a massive Haaton and want her to be somebody's first exposure to Hololive, I think a clip compilation of just her even just a clip of her vomiting on stream would be better than that.
     
    Otherwise a general compilation would be much better:
    And if you want to go down the music route, I think Towa's covers would be a much better place to start.
    Or if you want original songs, I just made a playlist of better picks for this:
    And there's also Mori Calliope's rap stuff if you wanna show people English speaking Hololive through music:
     
  25. Informative
    JogerJ reacted to Jingly84 in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    Found it, this website: https://msearch.51job.com/jobs/shanghai-bsq/125282247.html
     
    According to google search engine, this page was last updated 2 days ago, at least a day before the debacle. The manager most likely isn't fired, at least for now.
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