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minibois

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    minibois got a reaction from AzzaNezz in Why don't we have more choices when it comes to operating systems?   
    In very short: making an OS is difficult.
    In a bit longer: It's reeeeeaaaaally difficult.
     
    The current desktop operating systems still have their roots in the 90's, you could make the argument these operating systems are still based on DOS/FreeBSD/UNIX.
     
    Their are of course more operating systems, including iOS, iPad OS and Android, but these are dedicated to a certain market of devices, or more specifically they work with certain types of CPU's.
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in Y-Splitter Not Working on PC, Mic Does Not Work   
    Do you have a 3 pole or 4 pole 3.5mm splitter?
     
    You can tell by the connector which plugs into your PC.

     
    A 4 pole plug (also known as TRRS) has three black lines across the plugs, while a 3 pole (TRS) plug only has two lines. 
     
    A 4 pole splitter is for microphone + headphone splitting
    A 3 pole splitter is just so you have the same sound on two sets of audio outputs (two headphones/two speakers,etc.)
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in Static electricity: does it matter?   
    Linus wears the anti-static bracelet around his ankle, indeed.
    He has been doing that for a good couple years, this was the first reference I remember to it:
     
    And to OP, the chance of something bad happening is quite small, but why take that risk?
    Properly ground yourself and definitely do consider an anti static bracelet.
    The $10 you spend can be used in a lot of scenarios and far outweighs the loss of hardware should it happen. Of course the more you build, the higher the chance of static screwing up hardware.
  4. Funny
    minibois reacted to Moonzy in Moderators on the Forum   
    double 2.44 = 2.55;
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    minibois got a reaction from -rascal- in Y-Splitter Not Working on PC, Mic Does Not Work   
    I'm not from the US, so I've never been to a Microcenter, so not sure if they do or don't have such an item.
    There are of course a million options on places like Amazon. Example: https://www.amazon.com/MillSO-Headset-Splitter-TRRS-Headphones/dp/B07569QKQQ/
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    minibois got a reaction from -rascal- in Y-Splitter Not Working on PC, Mic Does Not Work   
    Do you have a 3 pole or 4 pole 3.5mm splitter?
     
    You can tell by the connector which plugs into your PC.

     
    A 4 pole plug (also known as TRRS) has three black lines across the plugs, while a 3 pole (TRS) plug only has two lines. 
     
    A 4 pole splitter is for microphone + headphone splitting
    A 3 pole splitter is just so you have the same sound on two sets of audio outputs (two headphones/two speakers,etc.)
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    minibois reacted to Andrew O in Static electricity: does it matter?   
    I think that Linus wears it round his ankle as I saw in a build guide (the POV one I think?), but with their electroboom video recently it didn't seem to affect RAM until they got really serious with static guns etc, however I always ground myself on a side panel etc before working on a pc
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    minibois got a reaction from GDRRiley in anyway to get around school frewall   
    Contact your teachers and the IT department together. Your access to part of the education is blocked by the firewall.
    Either the IT department should unblock YouTube, or your teacher needs to change their way of delivering information.
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in Type C confusion   
    USB Type C is a physical standard. It's the shape of the connector.
    The manufacturer can decide what is behind this connector, the USB version and any other USB Type C functions.
     
    The USB Type C port on the ASUS Scar 17 is capable of USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds (which is the new name for USB 3.1 Gen 1, which was the new name for USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) and that connector also support Displayport (1.4) video output.
    That means this USB Type C port can be used for video out, to adapters to HDMI/VGA/etc. or video output to a monitor which also support USB Type C with displayport.
     
    Because USB Type C can have different standards (including USB 2.0, 3.2 Gen 1/Gen 2, etc., but also with or without Displayport), not all cables will work with video out.
    This laptop works with a "typical" laptop charger brick and a barrel jack on the laptop.
    Usually when "gaming on the go" without access to a power outlet, the videocard/CPU will run slower, but that depends on the laptop.
     
    You will have the best experience with the laptop plugged into the wall.
     
    I don't really have too much expertise with specific monitors, so can't recommend anything specifically.
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in anyway to get around school frewall   
    Contact your teachers and the IT department together. Your access to part of the education is blocked by the firewall.
    Either the IT department should unblock YouTube, or your teacher needs to change their way of delivering information.
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in Hybrid ssd with usb port possible?   
    You can get a USB to SATA adapter (or USB to M.2, if your SSD is not 2.5" SATA based).
    It would be quite wasteful for a manufacturer to include an item a vast majority of users wouldn't use it maybe use once. Especially when that item sells for somewhere between $5-$20.
     
    Example with USB A: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/
    Example with USB C: https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-Type-C-Converter-Support/dp/B087G9FQMP/
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    minibois got a reaction from Eschew in Is it any harmful to the motherboard if you jump start it with a screwdriver?   
    if you just touch the screwdriver on those pins it's fine. of course you shouldn't go poking around on the rest of your board, that could cause damage, but touching those pins is fine.
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    minibois got a reaction from FakeNSA in Cursed Food on the Forum   
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    minibois got a reaction from mousesnob in Thoughts on AdBlock   
    It's my internet connection, I feel like I should have the choice of what I want or don't want to display on the webpages I'm visiting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Plus, an Adblocker is usually also in the interest of privacy and safety online, or at least one small part of it, as ads with harmful code do definitely exist out there.
     
    I try my best to support in other ways (i.e. by engaging more on a YouTuber's video or leaving my adblock off on websites I use often which don't have intrusive ads).
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    minibois got a reaction from sub68 in Cursed Food on the Forum   
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    minibois got a reaction from Moonzy in Cursed Food on the Forum   
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    minibois got a reaction from nobody4324 in Is it any harmful to the motherboard if you jump start it with a screwdriver?   
    if you just touch the screwdriver on those pins it's fine. of course you shouldn't go poking around on the rest of your board, that could cause damage, but touching those pins is fine.
  18. Agree
    minibois got a reaction from Kanna in Hybrid ssd with usb port possible?   
    You can get a USB to SATA adapter (or USB to M.2, if your SSD is not 2.5" SATA based).
    It would be quite wasteful for a manufacturer to include an item a vast majority of users wouldn't use it maybe use once. Especially when that item sells for somewhere between $5-$20.
     
    Example with USB A: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-SATA-USB-Cable-USB3S2SAT3CB/dp/B00HJZJI84/
    Example with USB C: https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-Type-C-Converter-Support/dp/B087G9FQMP/
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    minibois got a reaction from Master Disaster in anyway to get around school frewall   
    Contact your teachers and the IT department together. Your access to part of the education is blocked by the firewall.
    Either the IT department should unblock YouTube, or your teacher needs to change their way of delivering information.
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    minibois reacted to yaboistar in anyway to get around school frewall   
    contact the school IT dept if resources your teachers are using are are being blocked on student access
     
    your school's firewall exists for a good reason and bypassing it is not something we'll be helping you with
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    minibois reacted to GDRRiley in anyway to get around school frewall   
    reach out to your schools IT and explain that you can't get work done with everything you need being blocked.
    They'll change it or not care
    we can't help you get around it
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    minibois reacted to Arika S in anyway to get around school frewall   
    Then you need to take it up with the teachers who need to let the IT staff know.
     
    We're not going to help you get around the firewall for ANY reason. if you're telling the truth then there should be no issue with getting them to unblock it
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    minibois got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Thoughts on AdBlock   
    It's my internet connection, I feel like I should have the choice of what I want or don't want to display on the webpages I'm visiting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Plus, an Adblocker is usually also in the interest of privacy and safety online, or at least one small part of it, as ads with harmful code do definitely exist out there.
     
    I try my best to support in other ways (i.e. by engaging more on a YouTuber's video or leaving my adblock off on websites I use often which don't have intrusive ads).
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    minibois got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in YouTube's xhero ad iJustine revealed as Luxbunny?   
    Looks like it's probably stolen sponsorship talking points from other ads:
    (I only skipped through this video a bit).
    They talk about ijustine at 2:55, they just ripped audio from another ad they stole and placed it over an ijustine clip 
     
    So probably just something to not pay attention to and not give attention to.
     
    tbh, this would've been a lot more interesting if it turned out this game used deepfake to make iJustine and others talk about the game.
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    minibois got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Why don't we have more choices when it comes to operating systems?   
    In very short: making an OS is difficult.
    In a bit longer: It's reeeeeaaaaally difficult.
     
    The current desktop operating systems still have their roots in the 90's, you could make the argument these operating systems are still based on DOS/FreeBSD/UNIX.
     
    Their are of course more operating systems, including iOS, iPad OS and Android, but these are dedicated to a certain market of devices, or more specifically they work with certain types of CPU's.
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