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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (12C/24T)
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    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
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    32GB DDR4-2666 (2x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
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    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
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    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm (2020)
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    2560x1440 27" Gigabyte G27QC 165Hz VA with FreeSync Premium + Asus VX 238H 23" secondary monitor
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
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    HP Envy 15" x360 5700U with 32GB RAM and 1.92TB SSD.
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    OnePlus 7T (4G)

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  1. Welp. The petrol station right next to where I live is completely out of unleaded, diesel, and I imagine also Premium Unleaded. The Esso employee said this was a super chill day today cos no cars coming for fuel.


    If I drove a car I'd be in deep shit right now. Today the streets are significantly more empty than usual where I live (normally at around 10 or 11 they'd be clogged up with traffic, but right now it's almost empty) presumably cos nobody wants to use up their petrol if they have any left.


    A significant number of restaurants on JustEat aren't taking orders today and on UberEats they're only taking orders for collection. No idea on Deliveroo.

    1. soldier_ph


      So what you're saying is that everyone should buy an EV and prepare a Healthy meal at Home ?

    2. James Evens

      James Evens

      For a quick moment I asked myself in which failed state this is until I realize you describe the UK.


      Let's check if they still blame covid for ever issue you can imagine:


      with existing shortages made worse by the pandemic, tax changes, Brexit, an ageing workforce, and low wages and poor working conditions


      The P word is still there but at least they admit to the real reason:

      Low wage combined with poor working conditions so nobody wants these jobs.


      The more unreal reality get the more I get what people mean with peak capitalism.

      Berlin voted yesterday to expropriate DW and Vonovia (real estate companies with more then 3000 living units) as they partly blame them for high rents with politics somewhat denying they will follow this election result.

    3. Red :)

      Red :)

      🎶 It's the end of the UK as we know it 🎶

  2. As someone who is Gen Z and at one point in time was a Student (arguably still kinda am), I am not at all surprised or shocked by this. Many people, not just Gen Z students, don't know and in many cases don't care about how any given underlying technology works - they just want to know enough to do what they need or want to do. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but cerainly a case could be made that perhaps we've abstracted away too much of computers and operating systems to the extent that youtubers such as Mental Outlaw say that an operating system is mainly just a boot loader f
  3. I'm really liking Rust so far even if I know very little of it. It's so much easier than working with C++ IMHO. The one annoying thing is, because of the safety checking, sometimes trying to use random crates or trying to build random projects doesn't work cos the project has errors.

  4. Well that's depressing. I got possibly one of the worst allergic reactions in my life... from eating a tiny bit of beef in a much larger meal.


    Thankfully no almost dying (or actually dying) as can be the case in the worst types of allergic reactions but it does still feel incredibly bad nonetheless.

    1. Schnoz


      Sorry that happened to you. Hope you feel better soon!

    2. AluminiumTech


      I didn't cook the food so I didn't know what the red meat was. It turned out to be lamb and not beef. Feeling a lot better now/back to normal.

  5. That's great that AMD ended up enabling this on RX 5000 series but one has to wonder why this wasn't enabled for that series in the first instance alongside RX 6000 series
  6. Since when did Steam's download UI look so modern and sexy? OwO



    1. Skiiwee29


      Agreed.. I just noticed it like 2 days ago. 

    2. TVwazhere


      I noticed this Saturday on the GF's computer. I have to update it to get the new look onto my PC though

    3. BondiBlue


      I haven't looked at a Steam download page in about 4 years, so sometime between then and now would be my guess.

  7. GTA Online Casino Mantrap gods love us again. 😄


    The mantrap glitch is no more.


    1. soldier_ph


      Yeah back to spamming Casinos like there is no tomorrow.

  8. The results from AluminiumDNA are in.


    Aluminium is a Neanderthal confirmed. 🤣




    99.9% European - This breaks down as 90.9% Northern European and 9% Southern European. There is a country and city breakdown in their reports but I'm omitting it here. This I wasn't entirely expecting, but it did make sense once I started to think about it a lot more.

    0.1% Mongolian or some other random country. I honestly have no idea with this part. It's a total surprise to me.


    Apparently the 9% Southern European part is cos that part is a number of generations older than the Northern European stuff.

  9. Ayyy. Kinda glad Epic forfeited 3.6 million USD for this but the result was Epic. 😄 .



  10. Naked and submitting to my every command.




    This was in my Seagate 4TB External HDD.


    Unlike my stupid ass SSD and Windows install that can't stop killing itself. Ffs Microsoft.

    1. Schnoz


      Man, that first sentence is a wild read out of context.


      By the way, it's great to see that the USB port isn't soldered to the HDD itself. Does connecting another HDD to the controller board work?

    2. AluminiumTech


      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      Man, that first sentence is a wild read out of context.

      That might have been intentional haha 😄.

      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      By the way, it's great to see that the USB port isn't soldered to the HDD itself.

      Ikr. It's so awesome.

      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      Does connecting another HDD to the controller board work?

      I don't have another to test atm (besides a big boi 3.5") but I imagine it would work for anything low power i.e. not a 3.5" drive but any 2.5" HDD or SSD should work since the board should just be a Sata 3 to Micro USB 3.0 adapter.


      I might be getting a used SSD from CeX soon, if I do then I'll definitely check to see if it works.


      May test the 3.5" big boi later but I'm not expecting miracles since the power draw is much higher.

  11. No but in theory there's nothing stopping them from getting Email subject lines as well as receipient and sender email addresses since those aren't encrypted on Protonmail.
  12. Their privacy policies and websites previously didn't state that this was even something that they could be forced to do. People were under the impression that they wouldn't be able to provide logs of any kind and this has been a big shocker for a lot of Protonmail users and non Protonmail users alike. Edit: Also Protonmail didn't explain that it's a lot easier for them to receive legal requests than they led people to believe because legal requests can end up being issued by the Swiss government as a proxy for another country wanting to get information about individuals.
  13. Summary Protonmail has been exposed as logging IP addresses despite their misleading messaging on their website and communication channels suggesting otherwise. Essentially what happened is Protonmail was told by a Swiss Court it needed to log the IP addresses of one their user's accounts and use browser fingerprinting to see what browser and device they were using. Initially I found out about this a few days ago but it's being posted now in Tech News cos nobody else has posted it and we now have sources from the likes of ArsTechnica and a few others now that there is further
  14. Namecheap support are lifesavers.


    Had an email configuration issue preventing me from receiving emails and thus from receiving an email login code but Namecheap were able to help me fix the issue quickly and now my email is working again and so are my logins to websites requiring email codes.

  15. When you publish a library on Rust's crates web repository for one of your open source projects but you're not expecting other people will use your library (directly at least).......


    2 of those downloads are from me. I don't even know where the rest are coming from 😛 . It's not like the library is that good rn 🤣 (there's a reason I first released 0.1.0 and not 2 hours later released 0.2.0) (and I don't think it's that useful to other people) . Idk.