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Feb. 3rd, 2017 - The WAN Show Document




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Electric Cars and Cheap Solar Could Halt Fossil Fuel Growth by 2020

Source 1: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/electric-cars-ch

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  • By 2035, electric vehicles could make up 35% of the road transport market, and over 66% by 2050

    • A new report has suggested that falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020

    • Report completed by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College in London, and the Carbon Tracker Initiative

  • Polluting fuels could lose 10% of market share to solar panel and clean cars within a decade

    • 10% loss of market share was enough to cause the collapse of the coal mining industry in the US

  • Emerging technology, such as printable solar photovoltaics which generate electricity, could bring down costs and boost take-up more than predicted

  • Cost of solar has fallen 85% in seven years, and this report suggests panels could supply 23% of global power generation by 2040 and 29% by 2050

    • Could displace 25 million barrels of oil per day

  • Could also limit global temperature rises


Samsung Reveals Note 7 Explosion Problem & Are Adding Additional Safety Checks

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/731072-s OP: Microsoft Master

Source 2: http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/committed-to-quality/?CID=van-br

Source 3: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/727227-samsung-plans-to-prevent-future




Rapid Fire

Apple Filed a Patent for Some Sort of Vaporizer

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/731609-apple-making-a-v OP: TubsAlwaysWins

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/27/14418088/apple-files-new-vape-tech-p

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  • US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application by Apple that details a vaporizer technology

  • Document was filed last year, and outlines plans for an apparatus that can regulate temperature to release heat from a substance within a canister

    • Also able to keep air out of the chamber with the substance being vaporized

  • E-cigarette? Air freshener for a car? No other information available

The Logitech Spotlight - A New Kind of Presentation Remote

Source 1: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3164267/computer-periphe

  • Allows you to not only move your slideshow back and forth, but to spotlight, magnify or circle areas of the screen

    • You can also use it as a cursor to click on screen links

    • Only has three buttons

    • USB dongle pulls out of the device, revealing a micro-USB port for charging

  • The spotlight feature highlights the area within a round "spotlight" and darkens the rest of the screen so that your area of concentration is more visible; the size of the spotlight can be adjusted.

  • The magnify feature does just what it says: It magnifies the content within a circular area.

  • The circle feature just shows an outlined circle without affecting the content any other way.




Time Warner Cheated Customers on Internet Speed, New York AG Says

Source 1: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/02/01/time-warner-cheated-customer

  • New York State has sued Charter Communications Inc. - claiming it ripped off millions of customers with promises of faster internet speed than the company could deliver

  • Subscribers to the company’s premium plan received internet speeds as much as 70% slower than guaranteed in advertisements by Time Warner Cable

    • Charter acquired TWC last year for $55 billion and renamed it ‘Spectrum’

  • Suit was filed on Wednesday in New York Supreme Court

    • Follows a 16-month probe that included reviewing internal corporate communications and hundreds of thousands of subscriber speed tests

    • Investigation found Spectrum-Time Warner subscribers “were getting dramatically short-changed on both speed and reliability”

  • Justin Venech, a spokesman for Charter, said the company is disappointed with the decision to sue, because it was based on service promises advertised before the company acquired Time Warner Cable

Noctua Releases 3 CPU Coolers for Ryzen

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/732359-noctua-rel OP: NumLock21

Source 2: http://noctua.at/en/noctua-presents-three-special-edition-am4-cpu-coolers-

  • Three special-edition AM4 CPU coolers for AMD Ryzen

  • NH-D15 SE-AM4: EUR 89.90/USD 99.90

  • NH-U12S SE-AM4: EUR 59.90/USD 64.90

  • NH-L9x65-AM4: EUR 44.90/USD 52.90

Firefox OS is Dead: Mozilla Kills off Open Source IoT Project with 50 Layoffs

Source 1: http://www.zdnet.com/article/firefox-os-is-dead-mozilla-kills-off-open-source-iot-p

  • Mozilla shut down its connected devices group

    • Marking the end of what remained of its Firefox OS platform for smartphones

  • "We have shifted our internal approach to the internet-of-things opportunity to step back from a focus on launching and scaling commercial products to one focused on research and advanced development, dissolving our connected devices initiative and incorporating our internet-of-things explorations into an increased focus on emerging technologies," Mozilla said in a statement to CNET


Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite

Source 1: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/hacker-dumps-ios-c

  • In January, Motherboard reported a hacker stole 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite

    • Data suggested that Cellebrite had sold its phone cracking technology to oppressive regimes such as Turkey, UAE, and Russia

  • Now the hacker responsible has publicly released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Cellebrite

    • Relating to Android and BlackBerry devices, and older iPhones

    • Some of which may have been copied from publicly available phone cracking tools

  • Hacker says this demonstrates when organisations make hacking tools, those techniques will eventually find their way to the public

Nintendo Online Service will Cost Less Than $30 a Year

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/731915-nintendo OP: GoodBytes

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/1/14474430/nintendo-switch-online-service-price

  • Big surprise of the Nintendo Switch reveal was that it would feature a paid online service

  • In an interview with Japanese newspaper The Nikkei, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said the service would cost between 2,000 yen and 3,000 yen per year - putting it in the $17 - $26 USD range

    • Service will cover multiplayer gaming, as well as offering users a free classic game download each month

  • “With paid services, we will be able to fully commit to customers,” Kimishima said on the decision to offer a paid online service

Ransomware Completely Shuts Down Ohio Town Government

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/02/ransomware-completely-shuts-

  • The Licking County government offices, including their police force, have been shut down by ransomware

    • Kent Mallett of the Newark Advocate writes:

    • The virus, accompanied by a financial demand, is labeled ransomware, which has hit several local governments in Ohio and was the subject of a warning from the state auditor last summer. All county offices remain open, but online access and landline telephones are not available for those on the county system. The shutdown is expected to continue at least the rest of the week.”

  • The county government offices, including 911 dispatch work mostly without computers or office phones, so the public can still call 911

NVIDIA Requires Hardware Verification for Game Codes Bundled with Hardware

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/732229-nvidia-requires-h OP: M.Yurizaki

Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/nvidia-game-codes-gfe-hardware/

  • NVIDIA putting a stop to the resale of bundled promotional game keys by tying them to a specific card purchase

  • Redeeming the game permanently adds the game to the appropriate third-party service

    • NVIDIA has confirmed that while GeForce Experience checks to ensure the user has installed a qualifying graphics card, the game itself will not be permanently linked to the hardware

  • These new terms and conditions can be found in its latest bundle, which offers the choice of For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands with the purchase of a 1070 or 1080

Windows 10 Pushing Notifications for you to “Watch the Superbowl and to purchase Snacks”

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/732600-windows-10 OP: Syntaxvgn

LG’s 5K Monitor Doesn’t Work Well with Routers

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/730919-lg-5k-thunderb OP: GoodBytes

Source 2:  http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/1/30/14439850/lg-ultrafine-5k-m

Source 3: https://9to5mac.com/2017/01/30/lg-ultrafine-5k-display-router-disconnecting/

  • According to 9to5Mac, the 27-inch monitor is useless when it’s within two meters of a router, as the UltraFine 5K Display will flicker, disconnect, or freeze computers due to electromagnetic interference

  • In emails to 9to5Mac, LG acknowledged the problem

    • When they moved the router, the problems subsided

The European Commission Launched Formal Investigation Proceedings Into Valve and 5 Other Publishers for Geo Blocking

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/732182-the-european-co OP: zMeul

Source 2: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-02-european-commission-to-investiga

  • Commission wants to work out whether the companies are in breach of EU antitrust rules by preventing consumers from enjoying cross-border choice

  • Suspicion is that agreements between Valve and other publishers break EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by excluding customers from certain offers because of their nationality or location

    • Commission looking at bilateral agreements between Valve and five publishers

      • Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and Zenimax

  • Commission wants to find out if the agreements between valve and these publishers require the use of activation keys for the purpose of geo-blocking

  • If you receive an error message from Steam when trying to activate a game with a region ID different to that of your local account

    • According to the European Commission, that’s a breach of antitrust rules

  • They’ve just opened formal proceedings

AMD Files Complaint Against LG, Sigma, and Others on GPU Patent Infringement

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/731827-amd-files-complaint OP: NumLock21

Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/230260/amd-files-patent-infringement-complain

  • According to the complaint, these patents generally relate to architectures for graphics processing unit circuitry

    • “The ‘506 patent relates to “a graphics processing architecture that enables a large amount of graphics data to be rendered to a frame buffer”

    • “The '133 patent relates to specialized "texture" processing circuitry that is employed by GPUs”

    • “The '454 patent relates to a "unified shader" hardware architecture for GPUs”

  • Complaint specifically refers to various televisions and smartphones - as infringing products

  • AMD goes on to claim that the patent infringement damages its legitimate partners who have acquired the rights to use them - namely, Samsung

  • AMD requests that the Commission issues a limited exclusion order, and permanent cease and desist directed at the infringing companies

    • Would make the products referenced in the complaint prohibited from being imported and sold in the US

Bethesda Releasing 58GB HD Texture Pack for Fallout 4

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/730873-bethesda OP: shermantanker

Source 2: http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-high-resolution-texture-pack-arrives-

  • Free update

    • PC will need to meet or exceed the recommended specs to run this pack:

    • Windows 7/8/10

    • Intel Core i7-5820K or better

    • GTX 1080 8GB

    • 8GB+ RAM


Ryzen Will Get Official Windows 7 Support

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/73200 OP: Space Reptile

Source 2: https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/ryzen-windows-7-drivers

  • AMD has reportedly announced they will be providing drivers for Windows 7

  • Microsoft have stated they will only be supporting AMD’s next gen CPUs via Windows 10

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2 minutes ago, LinusTech said:

Bethesda Releasing 58GB HD Texture Pack for Fallout 4



wondering how that will compare with mods that are available for fallout 4. 

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How is the testing of the nvme server coming?

Can Anybody Link A Virtual Machine while I go download some RAM?


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There's a fan project called Wiimmfi that can be used to play Wii/DS games (like Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and Animal Crossing) online again.


There's also RiiConnect24 which can be used to restore some online functionality to the Wii's home menu. This includes the News and Weather channels, as well as the Wii Message Board (aka WiiMail)

Heavily dated mac heathen who likes keeping up-to-date on PC stuff. - Currently multibooting macOS Sierra / Windows 7 Pro / KALI Linux (Rolling)

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The link for the iOS hack story source is broken.  It should point to here.

Heavily dated mac heathen who likes keeping up-to-date on PC stuff. - Currently multibooting macOS Sierra / Windows 7 Pro / KALI Linux (Rolling)

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Hey guys, long time watcher but not an active poster but I really hope you guys see this request. I just watched this week's wan show and Luke mentioned local machine steam in home streaming. I would REALLY like to see a video of this because just like Luke I'm very tired of Windows 10. 


I can probably figure this out myself but that would require some tinkering to know if it'll work for my specific needs and well, I'm lazy and I think it would be a very cool video :P. Plz plz, if you could make a video of using linux to game over a VM running windows.

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Apple Keynote 2011 "It just works" https://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/5807458526

CPU: I5-6600k | MOBO: MSI Z170-A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition | Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO |RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 2800 | GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition | Case: MasterCase Pro 5 | Storage: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB, WD Blue 1 TB 7200rpm | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 | Display: Acer Predator XB271HU 1440p 144hz | Keyboard:Logitech G910 Orion Spark | Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | Headset: Logitech Artemis G933 | PcPP: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/sfgGjc

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Actually Linus there still is an option to play Mario Kart DS online using one of the many community servers^^. Sadly only Mario Kart Wii is still getting a fair amount of people (80-120 most of the time) playing from the games of the DS / Wii era.

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3 hours ago, Granular said:

Owncloud is all but dead by the way. Use Nextcloud

Agreed that Nextcloud would be a better choice (am biased though from being a Nextcloud dev)


If you need assistance setting up the Nextcloud server feel free to shoot me a PM

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12 hours ago, LinusTech said:

Ryzen Will Get Official Windows 7 Support

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/73200 OP: Space Reptile

Source 2: https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/ryzen-windows-7-drivers

  • AMD has reportedly announced they will be providing drivers for Windows 7

  • Microsoft have stated they will only be supporting AMD’s next gen CPUs via Windows 10

tfw you get a topic on the wan show and you dont even get the mention ( .___.)

RyzenAir : AMD R5 3600 | AsRock AB350M Pro4 | 32gb Aegis DDR4 3000 | GTX 1070 FE | Fractal Design Node 804
RyzenITX : Ryzen 7 1700 | GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI | 16gb DDR4 2666 | GTX 1060 | Cougar QBX 


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Me wondering out loud if those drives will be powered down when not in use, or just head parked.  Sure HDD's don't use much power (~5 watts idle) If you have over 100 of them that's a decent-ish chunk of power, but more importantly heat that your AC now has to remove- which again adds to the power consumption.

Perhaps if the drives were powered down until they were actually necessary for storage (as the usage of the volume grows) It would also save on the life of the drives too.

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So.. when I first heard about Linus getting 1PB's of storage, my first reaction was "did he literally suck seagates d*** for that?"

Well, that thought continued on to a sort-of conspiracy theory..

On the 20th January WAN show, Linus officially announces that he got castrated.

Just two weeks later he announces that LTT is getting 1 PB of hard drives from Seagate.

Maybe the two were related..? xD

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That Win10 rant was way too short, @Slick . I have a feeling that you could have gone on about it for 10 more minutes if you wanted to.


TBH I'd love to see a complete comparison of the current OSes (that'll be Win7, 8.1 and 10 then, with Vista being 2 months from EoL nobody is going to make that switch anymore), with honest opinions and suggestions on which one to use and why. 



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Hey Linus, Whats the sound dampening material that you're talking about called? It may come useful in a project i'm doing for my car. I've been looking for something like that for a while. 

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Linus, when you were talking about the Skype like meeting service that use the multiple rooms and bubbles representing users sound like Sococo. Some people where I work use that for collaboration. I liked it but the rest of my team doesn't like it so make no sense for me to use. What we do use is so clunky and a pain to use a times. Luke, I totally agree with you about quality lacking at times.

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Why do you need to shoot in 8k?


You would need to have a gigantic screen to actually take advantage of 8k resolution.


I know, that you want better quality, but once you get past a certain point, you get diminishing returns.

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All the ISPs in the world advertise their speed as "up to", not just the ones in the US and Canada.


Even ISP, who don't throttle, advertise this way because they don't want to be sued, but not in the way you think.


It's because a lot of people don't know, that download speeds also depend on the speed of the server from which they're downloading, not just the speed of the Internet connection.

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6 hours ago, alextulu said:

Why do you need to shoot in 8k?


You would need to have a gigantic screen to actually take advantage of 8k resolution.


I know, that you want better quality, but once you get past a certain point, you get diminishing returns.

'Future proofing'.

It's also nice for when they need to zoom in and still retain the shot's quality.

"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.

Sorry if my post seemed rude, that is never my intention.

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I wonder if I can run the Fallout mod with dual 1070's?

Please "Quote" me if you want me to see your response.

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I tried to do the dollar shave club thing for a dollar but it said it was 10 dollars.

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13 hours ago, HighlyIndignant said:

I tried to do the dollar shave club thing for a dollar but it said it was 10 dollars.

You need to use the code "WAN" or whatever at checkout

Please "Quote" me if you want me to see your response.

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