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The /g/ Wiki:

/g/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.
/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers, use /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or one of the following:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)

You can also search the catalog for a specific term by using:
https://boards.4chan.org/g/searchword or by clicking on [Search]

Always check the catalog before creating a thread:

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>Create a parts list
>Learn how to build a PC
Search youtube for a build guide for your socket

Want help?
>State the budget & CURRENCY for your build
>List your uses; eg Gaming, Video Editing, VM Work
>For monitors, include purpose (eg photo editing, gaming) and graphics card pairing (if applicable)
>Don't use Speccy. Use HWinfo, SIV, etc.

>R3 2200G - Bare minimum gaming(dGPU optional)
>R5 2400G - Consider IF on sale
>R5 2600/X - Good gaming & multithreaded work use CPUs

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>"gently" used 1070s aren't worth buying in my opinion
literally buy with warranty then? IIRC all zotac gpus have 5 years
>Any change of retail prices dropping?
i wouldn't count on it, at least not for a few months until gtx 2060 comes out and (hopefully) takes its place.
Planning to upgrade my PC

I do mostly Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and probably Adobe Premiere in the future.

A friend who owns a computer store said to go for Intel since AMD CPUs explode and only good for gaming. Is this true?
I don't game so I'm leaning towards Intel.

What should I get
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What's the best option for vrm cooling on a mono ITX mobo?
A low profile cooler like pic related?
It blows air over both the cpu and the vrm's, which should technically also keep the mobo cool.
>I don't game
ryzen then, easily.
>AMD CPUs explode and only good for gaming
your friend couldn't be more wrong.
any airflow over vrms should be fine. you could even strap a 90mm.

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Why do normies believe Thinkpad brand is any different from your garden variety chinkshit like Acer? Don't they know that IBM hasn't made a Thinkpad since the 90s?
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I'd accept them if manufacturers didn't always put the fucking trackpad off-centre.
it would run something like puppy linux fast as fuck
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I love shit laptops.
I've bought an x220 last year

>one day, i took it apart to clean it
>put it back again
>wifi doesn't work
>apparently the pci pins bent
>WTF, I didn't force it in or anything
>fuck this, leave computer in a shelf for a few months
>yesterday, grab computer, turned it on
>keyboard presses random keys while typing
>didn't hit it or anything


Yeah, maybe the old models.
dude, there's two mpcie slots. also you probably spilled mountain dew and a key got sticky and stuck

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>1200 dollars
>800 dollars

AMD will be the savior.
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>zero creativity
>purely reactive
Literally any competitive hobby that isn't straight up making art.

it's a joke honestly. there's a thread on /v/ about it running 30-40fps on 1080p while playing Tomb Raider. it cannot even handle 1080p @ 60 with raytracing turned on.

no way in hell am I buying one of these cards. waste of money.
These are early adoptions for the technology where they broadly apply them though. You can selectively enable the ray tracing to various levels in a similar fashion to LOD models.
>tfw bought two 480s
>flashed to 580
>better VRAM timings applied
It's actually not too bad.

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Pls tell me how to put a sub downloader in mpv
Put this in input.conf
ctrl+d show_text "Downloading ${filename}..."; run youtube-dl "${path}" -o ~/Videos/%(title)s.%(ext)s
Thanks senpai
Can youtube-dl download a cached stream as you're playing it though?
I was looking into that, and I even asked here several times, all I got was keks and lols.
To be honest I'm very interested in that as well, mainly because of certain services that offer one download only.
My work around is to use --cache-file

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Let's try again yesterday's thread (>>67219256)
Post some of /g/'s projects that you think are neat, but no one really cares about.
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Would you guys be interested in a program which converts any file to an image?
Are you the guy who wrote https://github.com/Daem0n-th/Imager ?
Yeah Anon, That's me. I'm glad someone at least saved the link.
What do you think of it? I did a video version of it, so that I can use youtube for storing data. But it takes relatively long time to encode the data
What error correction does it do? Like if I converted the png to a jpg quality 50.

>using photoshit
>not using glorious Gimp

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I love how the developers seriously don't understand how naming your software "The GIMP" could have a negative impact on its adoption.
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I’ll switch to GIMP when I can get a handy cloud subscription for it.
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Previous thread: >>67209827

If you're looking for purchase advice, state your budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™

>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

Libreboot-compatible models:
>T60 (check lcd), X60(s/t); X200(s/t. -s requires soldering), T400(s)/500; W500.

Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, both Coreboot-compatible (Ivy Bridge CPU support on T420); Quad Core Compatible, Old keyboard swap on *30 series
>T520/530; W520/530 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3.0
>T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement)

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i dropped my T530 on the pavement from my car a couple times, not even any damage to the screen, just some scratches on the corner.

this is why I eventualy want to get a P5x series, because that's the only series that still has a rollcage, spill tray, .etc. But Lenovo keeps on insisting on using a numpad. I understand most people using a workstation needs that, and maybe I can get over it not being centered ** but not even the P7x actually uses a full-sized keyboard. It's the slightly-miniaturized (to squeeze in the numpad) keyboard on both the P5x and P7x to save costs. The P1 that's coming out is a crappy ultrabook that probably won't even have an ethernet port.
>i dropped my T530 on the pavement from my car a couple times
how much of a fucking monkey you have to be to not be able to take proper care of your belongings
Nobody drops their stuff intentionally. Over time, it just happens if you carry your notebook around. I mean those things are made to be used not only ever on a desk, they're mobile.
i've carried mine almost everyday for five years and i've never droped it once
I didn't drop mine until today. I'm getting new windows, and the only place where I can sit now is the toilet with the lid down. My thinkpad was balanced on the washing basin. I don't know, I must have dragged the power cord with my foot when I got up.

Thankfully it's back to the desk and chair after today.

This is the view from firefox, all those words are correctly spelled in Australian English, yet the american spell checker in firefox labels them incorrect?

Why is American english the norm on internet browsers?
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just disable spellcheck retard who cares about grammaer on an internet
America is the leader of the world. It makes sense that everyone should uses its standard.
Seppo snowflakes have to break uniformity just to be different
Actually it is just American English. Every other type of English spells it that way, including British English
just change the language you retard

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So I installed this but I'm not entirely sure what the point of it is.
>pain in the ass to install
>has no software out of the gate so even if it has no bloat you're forced to install loads of shit to get it working

Why would you ever use this when you can install Ubuntu or Linux Mint?
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The wikis are little more than man files.
Please no
Possibly the worst option out of the ones mentioned, Fedora KDE sucks ass
It actually has a ton of bloat. Default 200-something packages compared to just 30 of Alpine.
I hate the redpill meme but this is 100% accurate.
Arch offers nothing outside of being a meme. Manjaro is the better version of it, since it still has the aur and it doesn't release security updates until it is tested, but people shit on Manjaro because its not in the "I installed Arch, Look at me" groups. You can literally install any linux binary on any linux system if you're competent enough.

I was losing hope on /g/. This guy shows a great improvement.

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GTX 980: 5 Teraflops
GTX 1080: 9 Teraflops
RTX 2080: 10 Teraflops

Sounds like a big flop to me.
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>well, you can offload all the lightings and shadows to ray tracing freeing up shaders.
It would be the case if rtx cards actually had dedicated hardware for raytracing which doesn't seem to be the case here.
30fps LOOOL
>2080 is twice the cost of 1080
>performance gain is only 10%
How did they get away with this?
Also limit memory and disable memory compression
You’re deluded if you think Maxwell and Pascal perform the same especially when benchmarks are out there.

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Will this always exist?
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doubt it, although there's definitely a significant portion who do that
Google is using alien technology to store an unlimited amount of data.
I think part of youtube's success is the years worth of content that's already there. Even if a serious competitor shows up, a lot of people won't migrate just because it'd be such a hassle.
and this alien technology is called making a fuckton of money
Youtube already has a way too large enough of a backlog of videos, which no other site can possibly afford to store. Along with having a large audience to back it. It's not going to be replaced.

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In /csg/, we discuss the cheap shit you see on AliExpress, Taobao, Gearbest, Banggood, eBay and similar sites.

>IRC channel
#/csg/ on rizon

>Discord link

>Chink Shit Randomiser

>Chink Shit Wiki

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China/AU/NZ exclusive.

Same outlet as the chinks. Feels good man.
Aus and NZ is already owned by the chinks at this point
Are Bluedio TNs any good?

Are there any other 12hr or more music playback time bluetooth headsets?

Needs to be cord or neck controlled as I often have to wear a full face helmet.
holy shit its so ugly compared to the normal one.
>I often have to wear a full face helmet
Tell me more

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BlackBerry Key2 Edition

If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your country and what carrier you will be using it with, along with wanted features, budget and size.

Good Resources:
>Reviews, Specs, Comparisons

>Frequency Checker

>Chinkphone news

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shitty as in low volume?
Yeah, the sound quality is actually decent but its pretty much useless if you aren't in a quiet room
have you increased system volune before loudspeaker volume? this will sound odd, but download an app called hide it pro, and set it up for the audio manager like in pic related, it actually does change the system volume and it's lightweight
Ok thx bby
Who /Xperia compact/ here?
Just got my Z3 in the mail and it's so fucking nice to reject every bit of autism that plagues modern android phones.
Also feels really good to be able to fully use my phone with one hand.

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>whats the best linux distro?
>Microsoft(R) Windows(TM) 10

people on /g/ cant even do simple reading comprehension
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>14 replies
>not one mention of gentoo
Windows 10, preferably with an Nvidia card and intel CPU.
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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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No, Richard.
Two trolls are trolling each other.

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