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Yebi

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    Yebi reacted to Spotty in Never seen one of these before... (SPONSORED)   
    Seems fine to me how they wrote it.
    To me "asking, for a long time" means that you have been asking [it a question] for a long time, which sounds odd.
    To avoid the double for you could write it as "for a long time i have been asking for this product" or "I have been asking for this product for a long time". Though it really comes down to how you want to deliver it.
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    Yebi reacted to neSSa in ROGastic   
    ROGastic project is finished. Final photos and video are here, thank you for watching!
     





















     
  3. Agree
    Yebi reacted to kaixax555 in Planned obsolescence and Disposible Tech.   
    It's a very simplistic assumption, and there is more to the story than the planned obsolescence of light bulbs

    About the light bulb planned obsolescence story
    1. The market is crowded and competitive because many companies (big factories and small family owned businesses) are making light bulbs. Business is extremely unstable even for large corporations, as sales can fall as much as 60% on a year to year basis
    2. Licensing GE light bulb designs means they need to follow a production quota, even though the factories can easily produce double that
    3. Engineering something to fail at 1000 hours is actually challenging, or even more challenging than engineering something to last longer
    4. It kind of did backfire, as small family owned businesses in Japan are able to produce inferior quality lightbulbs that are far cheaper than what the cartel had made, and their sales did tank in the 1930s

    Secondly, "engineered to fail" is a misconception. Most of the time, engineers don't "engineer to fail", rather they engineer to a price point. "Engineer to fail" is more often used when the product is supposed to fail at a certain limit to protect the user, such as fuses in electrical systems or shear pins in machines.
     
    Most engineers engineer to a certain price point. Usually, the marketing department observes the other products currently in the market and determines what kind of features the product should have and the estimated price of the product in order to be competitive in the market. As design engineers, they have to work around the limitations set by the marketing department, balancing out features and cost to produce the final product. There is no "design to fail" on purpose, unless the part is supposed to fail during excessive loads, like keys on motor shafts. These are safety features, designed to protect both the machine from excessive damage, and the user from excessive forces hurting them. Often these parts are replaceable. Yes cheaper components will be used, but engineers won't purposely engineer your products to fail, as this will invariably damage the reputation of the company. In addition, engineering to fail entails more cost than just engineering to meet cost requirements.
     
    That isn't to say planned obsolescence isn't a real thing, but rather that most engineers approach design with balancing function, cost and durability in mind. There are also other forms of obsolescence, like technological obsolescence, where new technology is so good that it renders old technologies obsolete (like flash storage making optical media obsolete), and perceived obsolescence, where your product "loses fashion" when a new product is released.

    Perceived obsolescence is the bigger issue, and the one that people should look into instead of planned obsolescence. Many products today are designed with more focus on aesthetics (industrial design) than on the function aspect (mechanical/electrical design). There is this desire in people of wanting the "latest and greatest", often to show off. Having the "latest and greatest" is sort of a status symbol, and it often fuels our ego (even though we might deny it), even though we might not need it. For example, people are clamouring for RTX 3000 series GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs, even when their RTX 2000 series GPUs and Ryzen 3000 series CPUs are perfectly functional. I do feel it is part of the human psyche, and companies are reacting to this portion of the human psyche. This "disposable technology" part in the end is partly driven by technological obsolescence, and also partly driven by the human mindset of "latest and greatest" to show off their wealth.

    That said, I do agree that "right to repair" is a problem. While miniaturization does makes things harder to repair, people shouldn't be denied the right to repair when they want their stuff to function instead of buying a new product. Heavy lobbying is also a huge concern, especially in the United States.
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    Yebi reacted to PlayStation 2 in Planned obsolescence and Disposible Tech.   
    I have but one thing to say when I see a thread about planned obsolescence:
    THIS is disposable garbage. If something is explicitly designed to fail or not function after a certain amount of time, to me, it's disposable.
    Miniaturizing electronics always turns things into complex and hard-to-repair things. Look at tape camcorders from the 1990s. Have fucking fun repairing them. But that doesn't mean, at least to me, that they're designed to be disposable. No, it's just a side effect of things getting smaller and smaller. How long a device is supported is a fair thing to note, but at the same time, how long a device can be rationally used is also something to note.
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    Yebi got a reaction from Yakibu in Temperature questions: I'm playing Cyberpunk with High settings and Medium RTX, forgot to turn on DLSS and my i7 10700k got up to 87C.   
    Ok. I've looked at a couple reviews, and while the cooler is good, it's not amazing thermally, and the 10700K can definitely get toasty. It's looking more and more likely that MrSauber's idea is the right one. If you're completely unfamiliar with BIOS, you'd probably need someone with the same brand and generation of motherbaord to walk you through it, or... you could just leave it as is. It's honestly not that big of a deal, and if you're not the sort to enjoy tinkering with your system, it might not be worth the effort
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    Yebi reacted to neSSa in ROGastic   
    It's time to do the cabling ...
     





     
  7. Agree
    Yebi reacted to Tristerin in Can static KILL your PC? (ft. Electroboom)   
    Testing ESD on old components (DDR2 lol) to see if it matters in this day and age.  
     
    Then guy says we carry 8-12 on carpet, but uses 25 to shoot at the PCB to kill the first stick.  K
     
    Then they hit it with a 12 (max you carry on carpet per him) - and it cant kill the components.  They have to go out of their way to kill it this time.  Repeated attempts.  On DDR2.  After 5 attempts to kill it they couldnt (with what is said to be carried by shuffling on carpet).  On the 6th attempt where they fucking try like 8 times in a row, it wont die.  Then they TRY AGAIN and cant.  I stopped counting the amount of electricity they arced through this DIMM.  
     
    I finally stopped watching 11 minutes in because I too can do stupid stuff to kill components to tell stories.
     
    Ghost Stories.  
     
    The title was almost good enough to watch, the content sucked so couldnt finish it.  Had hoped to learn something here for once in an LTT video, rather than just the forum of users that teach people things.
     
     
     
     
  8. Informative
    Yebi got a reaction from Da1Arnie in Vertical Mounting my 3070   
    Depends on how much the looks are worth to you. It would work, but definitely run hotter, and thus slower
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    Yebi reacted to neSSa in ROGastic   
    Fine grinding of aluminum masks and installation of the display on the front panel.
     






  10. Agree
    Yebi reacted to Moonzy in Laptop noise (not the fans)   
    yea, it's electrical noise
     
    if you're listening to it thru headphone, it's most likely unclean DC power to the DAC/AMP, or just noise (EMI)
     
    if you're listening to it directly, it can be coilwhine
     
    eithercase, it's mostly harmless
  11. Like
    Yebi reacted to Moonzy in best filters for old generic dust attracting cases   
    Stockings, cheap and very effective since they're so fine
     
    And washable!
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    Yebi reacted to Ya_Mi in Help me find lost racing game   
    @m.a.d.m.a.x @aDoomGuy @TwisteddJoker @Mark Kaine @xAcid9 @Yebi 

    I got it guys, its LA STREET RACING a.k.a Overspeed
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    Yebi reacted to neSSa in ROGastic   
    At the last moment, I change the type of fan, these are more in line with my idea
     




  14. Informative
    Yebi got a reaction from Ya_Mi in Help me find lost racing game   
    If you find no luck here, try /r/tipofmyjoystick
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    Yebi got a reaction from DoTr in Moar storage - Seagate 24TB hard drives with HAMR technology to soon arrive in 2021.   
    I'm definitely with Linus on this one (referring to that old WAN show clip about 20TB drives). The imbalance between capacity and speed is getting too big for HDDs this large to be a good choice. You don't want to spend two days rebuilding a failed drive
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    Yebi got a reaction from THraShArD in Moar storage - Seagate 24TB hard drives with HAMR technology to soon arrive in 2021.   
    I'm definitely with Linus on this one (referring to that old WAN show clip about 20TB drives). The imbalance between capacity and speed is getting too big for HDDs this large to be a good choice. You don't want to spend two days rebuilding a failed drive
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    Yebi got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in Moar storage - Seagate 24TB hard drives with HAMR technology to soon arrive in 2021.   
    I'm definitely with Linus on this one (referring to that old WAN show clip about 20TB drives). The imbalance between capacity and speed is getting too big for HDDs this large to be a good choice. You don't want to spend two days rebuilding a failed drive
  18. Agree
    Yebi got a reaction from Vishera in 5900x vs 5950x in terms of future upgrades   
    Well, it's probably safe to say that a faster cpu will last a bit longer at least. How much longer, and whether it will make a real difference is not something anyone can answer beyond a wild guess. Personally I'd only do it if the price was really not a problem
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    Yebi got a reaction from BenOver in 5900x vs 5950x in terms of future upgrades   
    That's a lottery. It's very hard to predict how CPU requirements will change in the future regarding multi-threaded vs. single thread performance. It's not even that easy to guess what your usecase will be a few years from now.
    Usually it's not worth it. By the time you need a 5950X, you might even be able to buy a faster cpu for the price difference you save now
  20. Like
    Yebi reacted to bcredeur97 in Adding another resistance to your phone - CAT brand phone with antibacterial protection coating coming soon next year   
    they just want ppl who don't know otherwise to think it'll protect them from covid I bet.
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    Yebi got a reaction from GOTSpectrum in Can Their Tech Support Save Us? - $1500 PC Secret Shopper 2 Part 3   
    Maingear was amazing, but I wouldn't give an A++ grade without instructions to enable XMP
  22. Agree
    Yebi reacted to GDRRiley in MSI Power Supply   
    I wouldn't go a all 1 brand PC, tends to cost more for less performance.
  23. Informative
    Yebi reacted to Tigerleon in Gaming headphones/headset   
    Not true. The MH751's and the HyperX cloud 2's are re skinned from studio monitors. I highly doubt the sound quality will be worse than the ones they were re skinned from.
  24. Funny
    Yebi reacted to DnL in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    Perfect way to end the event
  25. Funny
    Yebi reacted to Senzelian in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    Rank 169. 
     

     
     

     
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