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    Freeman reacted to dalekphalm in researcher publishes second steam 0 day, valve doesn't care   
    C'mon dude, you should know how this works - no one is asking you to do the packet sniffing or traffic captures yourself. But if you're aware of the situation, you should be able to fairly easily grab a source that did go through the research that confirms what you're saying.
    You're effectively saying "do your own research". You made a claim, you back it up.
    For the record, I wouldn't be surprised if you're right. But post a source that confirms it, or else it's just something some guy said on the internet.
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    Freeman got a reaction from JAKEBAB in China spied on Uyghur population with the recently discovered iPhone exploits   
    True, but I think it's still important to report on it, both to make sure we don't forget about their plight, but also to make sure we don't go down the same way. It's crazy that I still do know people that think China is a great country we should learn from.
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    Freeman got a reaction from IAmAndre in China spied on Uyghur population with the recently discovered iPhone exploits   
    The recentl iPhone exploit discovered by Project Zero has apparently been utilized for more than two years by the chinese government to spy on its Uyghur population living in the Xinjiang province.
    Original exploit disclosure
    China backed group behind many of the incidents
  4. Agree
    Freeman got a reaction from lewdicrous in China spied on Uyghur population with the recently discovered iPhone exploits   
    True, but I think it's still important to report on it, both to make sure we don't forget about their plight, but also to make sure we don't go down the same way. It's crazy that I still do know people that think China is a great country we should learn from.
  5. Informative
    Freeman reacted to SolarNova in Why OLED on Laptops.. kinda sucks. Razer Blade 2019 Review   
    The one stand out comment you made in this video that annoys me somewhat is your encouragement for people to choose the 240hz IPS display for gaming.
    240hz and IPS ..hell even 240hz and TN ...just ..240hz in general is stupid.
    LCD Pixels can NOT transition fast enough for 240hz.
    240hz requires a full 100% MAXIMUM (not average) pixel response time of 4.1ms. There is no LCD display i have seen reviewed and tested that can achieve such low pixel response figures. I havnt even seen one that can technically handle 144hz yet.
    When the pixels cant transition fast enough then the image you get , even if ur getting more frames each second, isnt accurate both in color and in sharpness. Slow pixel response = ghosting/blurring.
    Now i will concede this... some people may not notice ghosting once pixel speeds reach a certain point, but may perceive smoothness of more frames.
    However, it does not change the fact, and it is a fact, that blurring/ghosting WILL still be present and WILL still be negatively impacting the advantage of the higher refresh rate and, depending on the pixel response times, it can be a better idea to drop down to a lower frequency screen with a faster pixel response as it would have a sharper looking moving image.
    For example a certain 240hz screen has been tested and shown to have certain pixel transitions as slow as 22ms, thats to slow even for 60hz. In that instance it would be a far better idea to get a 120hz or 144hz screen with much faster pixel response.
    Anyway the point i want to make is that it would do everyone a great favor if more tech youtubers openly talked about and used full (so not just 'averages') pixel response time tests and results to better suggest and talk about good gaming monitors in regards to speed. I far to often see people buying or thinking about buying these 144hz and 240hz gaming monitors with absolutely no idea about pixel response times and how important they are in regards to image clarity, theres no point having all those frames if they are not clear and crisp.
    That out of the way though .. great vid ..gotta love OLED displays. Though with nothing really in the monitor space still, im now more looking forward to ULED and HybridOLED
  6. Agree
    Freeman reacted to SkyHound0202 in How can this phone last 16 days??   
    There's already colored e-ink technology, imagine what they could have done with that.
  7. Agree
    Freeman reacted to Enderman in The New Best Gaming Laptop. - RoG Strix Scar III   
    Fun fact, if you need a webcam, you don't need to buy a whole different laptop.............
    There is this thing called a "USB webcam" that you can buy separately.
    Not sure how ya'll missed this when you literally mentioned bundling one in the box only seconds before.
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    Freeman got a reaction from JonoT in May 3, 2019 - THE WAN Show Document   
    Thanks for posting the doc ❤️ .
  9. Agree
    Freeman reacted to SkyHound0202 in GIANT Phone Gaming! – Gemini Portable Monitor   
    One thing to note is that not all Type-C ports are equal. Some phones might have a Type-C ports but they only carries data and power, not the crucial display signal.
    Plus, HDaRen't.
  10. Informative
    Freeman reacted to JonoT in April 20, 2019 - THE WAN Show Document   
    Galaxy Fold Screens Breaking
    Source 1: Blade of Grass https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1055645-don%E2%80%99t-remove-the-samsung-galaxy-phone-%E2%80%9Cscreen-protector%E2%80%9D%E2%80%94four-reports-report-dead-phones-after-removing/
    Source 2:
    Four separate reviewers of the Galaxy Fold have had their screens break.
    Two of them (Marques and Mark Gurman of Bloomberg) pulled off what they thought was a screen protector but turned out to be part of the screen
    Dieter from the Verge got a bulge under the screen somehow and it eventually died
    Steve Kovach from CNBC unknown cause of death
    Samsung says it will still sell the Fold
    The review units did not have a warning on the box cautioning users to leave the peel on. Samsung says future customers will be warned.
    why does a $2,000 phone keep its screen together with a cover that’s so easily removed?
    Will the Mate X design have a similarly high number of failures?
    Sony Internally Regulating Sexual Content in Games
    Source 1: matrix07012 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1055592-sony-now-internally-regulates-sexual-content-in-video-games/
    Source 2: https://nichegamer.com/2019/04/16/sony-now-internally-regulates-sexual-content-in-video-games/
    Source 3: Affected games list https://www.oneangrygamer.net/sony-ps4-censorship-policy-censored-games/
    Last October, Sony altered their approval process, placing more scrutiny on sexual content in Japanese games
    Western games have been censored for years
    In December Sony finally made a statement: “About the censorship, we tried to meet global standards,”
    We’ve now learned that the company has adopted a new internal regulatory board to enforce new in-house standards that limit sexually explicit content in games submitted to be published on their platforms – separate from national rating boards.
    they desinged their guidelines so “creators can offer well- balanced content on the platform” so that gaming “does not inhibit the sound growth and development” of young people.
    The new policy has been forcing Japanese developers to censor their games even for release in Japan, as the new policies have been affecting their home market, not just western markets.
    Two key factors leading to Sony’s new internal crackdown on sexual content are
    reportedly the #MeToo movement in the United States, which Sony officials say pointed to the “dangers of being associated with content that some might see as demeaning to women.”
    Sony officials noted executives at the company have become concerned their global reputation could be tarnished from sexually explicit content sold in a few markets. One of the biggest concerns is focused on content released in Japan that features near-nudity and “images of young women who might appear underage.”
    the rise of video channels on YouTube and Twitch, where gamers can stream explicit content from Japan, who traditionally have had lax standards on sexual content.
    Impact on developers:
    “You don’t know what they will say until you complete the work and submit it for review,”
    “And if they are not happy, even if they allowed the same degree of sexuality a few days before, we need to take it back and ask our staff to make adjustments. That’s very costly.”
    Nintendo confirmed they do not regulate sexual content beyond the game developers obtaining a rating from various national rating boards, and that their game consoles allow parents to restrict content based on the rating.
    UK wants to ban the 'Like' button
    Source 1: https://www.techspot.com/news/79654-uk-wants-protect-young-people-banning-like-button.html
    Source 2: all rules: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultations/2614762/age-appropriate-design-code-for-public-consultation.pdf?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=codeconsultation
    In the UK, proposed guidelines have been put forward by the government to improve child safety on social media platforms, including the removal of the Like button.
    The Information Commissioner's Office has compiled the draft code (source 2), which says “nudge” techniques such as Likes and Snapchat streaks that are used to keep under-18s online longer should not be allowed.
    Also, companies should not use nudge techniques to encourage children to hand over unnecessary personal data, weaken or turn off their privacy protections, or extend their use.
    Having a giant YES button and small ‘no’ button is one nudge technique.
    “We shouldn’t have to prevent our children from being able to use it, but we must demand that they are protected when they do. This code does that.”
    Consultations for the report are set to continue through to May 31, and the final version isn’t expected to come into force until next year.
    What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week.
    Rapid Fire
    Facial Recognition to become standard in U.S. airports
    Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/18/18484581/us-airport-facial-recognition-departing-flights-biometric-exit
    Source 2:
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to use facial recognition technology on 97 percent of departing passengers within the next four years.
    The program first started rolling out in 2017, and was operational in 15 US airports as of the end of 2018.
    The facial recognition system works by photographing passengers at their departure gate. It then cross-references this photograph against a library populated with images from visa and passport applications, as well as those taken by border agents when foreigners enter the country.
    It and allows authorities to identify people who have overstayed their visas.
    US authorities have traditionally relied on airline flight manifests to track who’s leaving the country.
    Since the introduction of the system, facial recognition identified 7,000 passengers who overstayed their visas on the 15,000 flights tracked.
    The US Customers and Border Protection estimates that over 600,000 people overstay their visas every year, an offense that carries a maximum penalty of a 10-year ban from entering the US.

    TSMC unveils 6nm process
    Source 1: CiBi https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1055272-tsmc-unveils-6nm-process/
    Source 2: https://www.tsmc.com/uploadfile/pr/newspdf/THWQWQTHTH/NEWS_FILE_EN.pdf
    This week TSMC announced its 6-nanometer (N6) process, which provides a significant enhancement over its N7 technology.
    By leveraging the new capabilities in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography gained from theN7+ technology currently in risk production, TSMC’s N6 process delivers 18% higher logic density over the N7 process.
    ‘Risk production’ refers to the initial production runs of a new process.
    At the same time, its design rules are fully compatible with TSMC’s proven N7 technology, allowing its comprehensive design ecosystem to be reused.
    N6 is scheduled for risk production in the first quarter of 2020
    High-to-mid end mobile
    5G infrastructure,
    high-performance computing.
    LTX 2019
    Source 1:  https://www.ltxexpo.com/updates/2019/4/18/byoc-update-amp-last-call-for-early-bird-pricing
    - LTX 2019 featuring DreamHack!
    - July 27th and 28th, 2019
    - 11am to 6pm each day
    - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada
    - Focus on bringing people together to offer a hands-on experience with PC-hardware and gaming - workshops, activities, competitions, giveaways
    - Come learn how to build a PC! Delid a CPU, Learn how to disassemble a - GPU, get some anger out by destroying some PC cases. Or you can watch some of our mainstage panels - check out a bunch of cool retro PCs
    - VR experiences, play some games, and hang out with us and other creators!
    - PLUS, we’re partnering with Dreamhack to offer a 500-PC BYOC, 100 PC FreePlay area, and Indie Zone
    - 90 more BYOC tickets will be made available tomorrow at 12pm PST. Stake them out now on Tixr through ltx expo dot com
    - Prices for all other ticket tiers will be increasing as of this time as well, so if you don’t have a ticket, and aren’t interested in the BYOC, then you should GET ONE NOW.
    - Double the amount of space from LTX 2018, and double the number of booths
  11. Like
    Freeman got a reaction from justpoet in March 22, 2019 - The WAN Show Document   
    There has been a doc on 8th and 1st.
    PS: Thx to whoever is posting these, seems that when there is no Linus, we get both the news spoken about and the doc ❤️ .
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    Freeman reacted to LinusTech in March 22, 2019 - The WAN Show Document   
    Main News Topics
    Google Stadia
    Source 1: The Benjamins https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1046124-google-stadia-cloud-gaming/?tab=comments#comment-12407522
    Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/google-jumps-into-gaming-with-google-stadia-streaming-service/
    Source 3: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-hands-on-with-google-stream-gdc-2019
    At the Game Developers Conference this week, Google announced a streaming game service named Google Stadia, designed to run on everything from PCs and Android phones to Chromecast devices.
    Google Stadia will run a selection of existing PC games on Google's centralized servers, taking in controller inputs and sending back video and audio using Google's network of low-latency data centers.
    The company revealed a new Google-produced controller equipped with a microphone, google Assistant button, capture button (that shares to YouTube) and built-in wifi.
    existing "USB controllers and mouse-and-keyboard" will function with Stadia games as well.
    The official controller is only required if playing on Chromecast.
    Apparently you can use the Assistant to ask for help when you’re stuck in a game but how this works is unknown.
    The game-streaming interface revolves around a "play now" button.
    Press this on any Web browser and gameplay will begin "in as quick as five seconds... with no download, no patch, no update, and no install."
    A Google engineer insisted that "at launch," Stadia will support "4K, 60 frames-per-second performance."
    If you don't have a 4K display, the capture button will save and stream your gameplay content at that resolution, should the game in question support it.
    Unreal, Vulcan, and Unity were announced as supporters of the Stadia platform
    the service's release window is simply "2019." No pricing information was announced at the event.
    Crowd play: while watching a livestream, you can request to enter the queue to join the next game
    State Share will "let a player instantly share a playable moment from a game." Think of a "save state" within a classic emulator, which starts a player at a certain point in a quest with certain equipped items and progress; then imagine a players clicks a URL (or share it on social media)
    Nintendo has toyed with something similar in the NES classic library on Nintendo Switch Online.
    Latency: Digital Foundry’s hands-on testing reports latency similar to playing on an Xbox One X (source 3).
    The game was running 1080p 30FPS. At 60FPS it might beat the response time of the Xbox at 60Hz.
    Stadia supports 4K video at 60 frames per second with HDR support.
    However, 1080p streaming is likely to be the norm on connections with around 25mbps of bandwidth.
    Stadia will drop down to 720p60 with connections in the region of 15mbps
    fast action causes obvious artefacts on a large, living room display. Google considers this to be a 'worse case scenario'. The experience would likely hold up much better on a smaller screen, however.
    Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Fold Crease
    Source 1:  markopolomp https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1046428-samsung-galaxy-crease/
    Source 2: https://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-fold-will-have-a-very-visible-crease-unofficial-video-reveals
    An unofficial new video has revealed exactly how much of an impact the folding mechanism has on the AMOLED display on the Galaxy Fold.
    It's unclear whether this will be noticeable when you're using the device or watching a movie on the pliable screen.
    It's worth noting that the Huawei Mate X avoids this issue by keeping the foldable screen on the outside of the handset.
    the fold does not need to be anywhere near as severe
    You can watch the full, unofficial Galaxy Fold video below
    Steam Library Redesign
    Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1046971-egs-is-having-an-affect-valve-announce-an-almost-complete-redesign-of-your-steam-library/
    Source 2: https://kotaku.com/steam-libraries-are-getting-an-overhaul-1833473185
    Source 3: https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/20/18274359/metro-exodus-epic-games-store-steam-exclusive-gdc-2019
    During a press pre-briefing on Tuesday, Alden Kroll from Valve described the Steam library changes as a “complete redesign.”
    Users’ Steam libraries will soon have their own home page, not unlike the Steam store’s front page.
    The Steam library home page will have a carousel dedicated to game updates and events, to keep players clued in about what’s going on in their games.
    There will also be a widget dedicated to friend activity, allowing you to see what your pals are up to in individual games. From there, you’ll be able to matchmake into games with them
    Individual game pages in the Steam library are also getting re-tooled, again with a focus on providing players with information about updates, events, and friends. There’ll be a feed for events and updates, as well as one for friends’ screenshots, achievements, reviews, and things of the like.
    Players will also soon be able to sort their games using the same tag system that the Steam store currently employs.
    Metro Exodus has sold two and a half times more copies on the Epic Games Store than Metro Last Light sold in the same amount of time on Steam.
    This proves that “it’s really about your game, not so much about the store [you sell it on].”
    The Epic Games Store takes 12 percent of the revenue from game sales, while Steam takes 30 percent of the revenue for the first $10 million in sales, after which Valve’s cut drops to 25 percent, and then down further to 20 percent after $50 million in sales
    While Metro Exodus runs on the developer's own 4A Engine, were it powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 4, the engine licensing fees would have come out of Epic’s 12 percent cut instead of being added on top of Steam’s 30 percent revenue share.
  13. Informative
    Freeman reacted to freddo333 in March 22, 2019 - The WAN Show Document   
    Timestamps: (I think YouTube is hiding people that are making the time stamps for some reason, I find it a little hard to believe that no one else has made them yet)
    0:14 - start
    1:00 - into
    2:30 - google stadia
    3:30 - digital foundry's view on google stadia
    3:47 - google stadia latency results
    9:25 - game subscriptions services (origin access)
    14:15 - people criticising game streaming
    22:50 - google stadia controller
    32:15 - straw poll - offset vs aligned thumb sticks on controllers ( www.strawpoll.me/17660701/r )
    34:40 - sponsor - savagejerky.com
    36:20 - sponsor - Madrinascoffee.com/Linus
    38:52 - sponsor - squarespace.com/wan
    39:50 - sponsor (kinda) - LTTStore.com
    42:00 - Steam vs epic games store
    46:15 - epic games store issues
    51:18 - SUPER CHATS
    52:45 - LTX update
    55:41 - game streaming's affect on pc gaming
    56:50 - end of stream
  14. Agree
    Freeman reacted to Bonzilink in March 22, 2019 - The WAN Show Document   
    This website is being less active...
  15. Agree
    Freeman reacted to LienusLateTips in March 22, 2019 - The WAN Show Document   
    Remember when the WAN show was entirely a news show? 
  16. Funny
    Freeman reacted to JCHelios in These Servers are TOO EXPENSIVE   
    I'm sure Linus will get this all sorted, just in time for his employees to convince him to quadruple the number of pixels for the third time.  
  17. Agree
    Freeman reacted to samcool55 in The FASTEST gaming PC money can buy   
    @LMG Ivan it seems like you are really getting the hang if being on camera
    I mean you come from far, the camera shy crazy russian back when NCIX was still around, those are clearly from the past.
    It's the first time i believe there is a worthy replacement for Luke, keep it up man!
  18. Agree
    Freeman reacted to Ezzy-525 in The FASTEST gaming PC money can buy   
    Good video and I'm liking the increased video presence of Ivan!
    MOAR IVAN!!!
  19. Agree
    Freeman reacted to Enderman in Techquickie error, about OEM windows   
    So according to that it is simply another "you can't do this but we won't stop you" thing.
    Which explains why you can move it to any other computer with no problem.
    So in fact, I am not wrong
  20. Agree
    Freeman reacted to r2724r16 in Techquickie error, about OEM windows   
    Yep, that's right. You can even link your OEM Windows activation key to your Microsoft account if you need it for a new PC or something.
    Tbh, I don't even watch Techquickie videos. Some videos are full of mistakes/errors, and lots are too oversimplified.
  21. Agree
    Freeman reacted to Enderman in Techquickie error, about OEM windows   
    OEM windows 10 can be transferred to any computer.
    The OEM version has no restrictions to make it any different from a "retail" version.
    Just like any other windows install, if you're changing the motherboard you just need to do this:
    If you're changing any other component this isn't necessary.
    In fact, even back with windows 7 I had no problem moving my OEM license to different hardware.
    All of this "OEM can only be installed once" rumour is BS.
  22. Agree
    Freeman reacted to danwat1234 in Fake Chinese SD Card Scam!   
    13:20, Higher sector counts were from the beginning of the drive? How would the OS not think sector 0 onwards would be the beginning of the card and primary partition? Physically I thought only optical disks had the beginning of the media being on the inner tracks. Hard drives being the outermost tracks. SSDs and SD cards N/A. Higher sector counts from the beginning of the drive is a logical thing: weird.
  23. Informative
    Freeman reacted to hojnikb in Fake Chinese SD Card Scam!   
    Thats not true at all. Most if not all NAND controllers used (in sd cards mostly appotech or phison) parameters are "easily" modifiable multiple times. The issue here is that sd cards require a special interface to modify such parameters. That interface is specific to each controller manufacturer and uses reserved SD commands, that are not usually exposed.
    It's much easier with usb drive, since they don't require special tools, just plug them into usb port and fire up an appropriate MPTool
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    Freeman reacted to hojnikb in Fake Chinese SD Card Scam!   
    There is a huge problem with this method; You don't actually know how  controller treats the data coming from host.
    While you can limit the partition size to the amount flash device can actually take, you can never be too sure, if controller is smart (or dumb) enough to actually write that data to usable flash sectors instead of just randomly sending bits to /dev/null
    For all we know, controller could be programmed to think it actually has a 1TB flash device attached to it; which means it will perform wear levelling using all 1TB worth of sectors, not just 8GB, which is the real size of the flash memory.
  25. Informative
    Freeman reacted to Albashka in Fake Chinese SD Card Scam!   
    So why you claiming that you cant make true capacity of card ?
    In CIS region only lazy one or just who afraid of lose data coz its obviously rejected sdcards after bad production.
    This guide 4 years old or more..
    1. Checking empty sd card with h2testw. (Selecting removable drive. ->  Data valume: all available space -> Write+Verify)
    2. If log report shows sdcars is devective, copy log and go dispute to get money back.
    3. Note number of good sectors:

    4.Download chinisium program:MyDiskFix.zip
    A - select sd card
    B - choose 2nd 
    C - paste here number of Good sectors from h2testw report
    D - click on this button

    6. After ckicking it will ask to confirm:

    7. Then it will show an error message:

    8: Click OK and program start working. You will see something like that

    9. After finish will popup windows format sevice with true capacity, click format. Enjoy your free chinisium sd card.