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The /g/ Wiki:
http://wiki.installgentoo.com/

/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:
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Tech nostalgia thread
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This shit right here
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>>55788855
I have a gerogerigegege 7 inch where the spindle makes a clit.
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>>55788959
how is this nostalgic?
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>>55785875
I bow to you, anon. Still love that phone.
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>Ctrl F
>No speccy thread

Speccy Thread
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>>55790952
>Just paranoid on connecting a fresh install of Win10 to this honeypot of a website.
Brother, 4chan is the least of your worries if you're concerned about honeypots.
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>>55791074
not windows master race i only use so it so i can play GTA V and Doom
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>>55787044
This to be honesto pariente
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>>55781816
Sync masters were pretty awesome when I had them. It was sad to throw them away from dead pixels.
>>55785076
How hot does that thing get?
>>55790381
Man summer is time for hot temperatures.

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-- PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO GET PURCHASE ADVICE --

>Headphone purchase advice
http://pastebin.com/fYZLW7Ub

Asking "Hey guys, what's your opinion on x?" is frowned upon.
Wireless is frowned upon.
Headset requests are frowned upon.
Noise isolation ≠ Noise cancellation
If you dislike a suggestion, try giving a better suggestion to whomever asked instead of going "hurr, x sucks"

>/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones

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I feel a little retarded for doing this, but I am now wearing my IEM (westone 4R) together with the Fidelio X2 and driving them from one same portable amp (Creative E5).

Using IEM together with the headphones did something really interesting. I am getting a sound that's far closer to the LCD-2 that I experienced. It is as if the instruments react faster, at the speed of IEM, while I can position the instruments better than just with the IEM.
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Am I the only one who didn't notice murderbass in regards to the ATH M50s

Seriously when I swapped on the hm5 pads the bass was just pathetic and I'm not even a basshead, but it was worth it since the stock pads are terrible
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>>55791201
AKG 240s
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>>55791812
>AKG 240s
oh yeah baby these r good
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Any Etymotic MK5 owners in this thread?

I want to pick one up but it seems quite inefficient compared to my old HF5. The MK5 looks like it's brighter and that's what I want regarding sound, I'm just worried my Nexus 5X won't be able to power it to adequate volumes.

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>get a giant cpu cooler because you want to overclock for your gaymes
>after a few months it literally rips the socket out of the mobo causing about 400 dollars in damage
never again
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>>55791557
Wire from the edge of the heat sink to the top of the case. Also useful for oversized videocards.
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>>55791557
>be me
>in extreme poverty in 3rd world country
>want a gaming PC
>work many hours in shitty labor job, while also studying hard in uni
>graduate
>get job at major company
>still shit pay, but a little better than at past jobs
>save up enough money to apply for US citizenship
>after many years, able to come to th US
>have no money left, also college degree is basically worthless here
>have to get job at walmart and basically start all over again
>take night classes at community college while working 2 shitty mcjobs
>eventually able to transfer to major university
>graduate and get job at big 4 software company

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Good games don't need "gaymen" tier hardware.
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>>55791756
i feel ya bro, i worked my ass to get all sorts of bullcrap but now i just feel lazy when thinking about games and just want to work
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>>55791557
>Be me
>Have big ass NH-D15 cooler
>Overclock with low temps
>Quiet
>Has been driven across the state multiple times
>Literally zero issues

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Looking to switch to a linux distro now that win10 is removing the all apps from start menu. Yeah there's more to my want to change but the anniversary update has just pushed me over the edge.
Could I get a good distro recomendation? I tried ubuntu years ago, but it was absolute rubbish. I also couldn't figure out wine, but that might've just been because I wasn't that good with computers back then.
Basically what's the most windows linux I can switch to, that's the least painful? Maybe even one with built in, or at least a simple way to run windows software?
Thanks in advance.
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>>55791818
GNU/Linux has enough good emulators natively, though.
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>>55791818
Most emulators are native. About a quarter of all Steam games are native with about 40% of the top 1000 games on Steam on Linux. You might need to run Windows stuff less than you think.
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>>55791896
It should be mentioned that many of the AAA ports are nvidia only. They're all done by the same company of lazy faggots.
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>>55791871
Ah fuck. Well, that kinda sucks then. I kinda need DX. Maybe I'll go for a dual boot solution; keep the vidya for win10, and files and browsing to Linux.
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>>55791866
There are ways to get more up to date versions of Mesa and LLVM on most distributions, but I wouldn't expect to see OpenGL 4.3 out of the box on Ubuntu without upgrading to 16.10, and I wouldn't count on seeing it in Mint until 2018.

>>55791916
Fewer than you'd think actually. Most of the games that were Nvidia-only were just not supporting the Catalyst driver. Now that Catalyst is dead those games are running well on the open driver stack and the requirements for some of the games have been updated to note that. The exceptions are games like Shadow of Mordor and Alien Isolation which still need very up to date versions of Mesa and LLVM, and the Saint's Row games which for whatever reason are still unplayable due to poor performance.

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le meem edition

Old thread: >>55769082

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>>55790018
get on my level plebians
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>>55791572
Most of the times you'll get the best quality from a remux. Some releases though have flaws that encoders try to fix, so you'll have to keep an eye for that too. If you have enough space, go ahead and grab remuxes but bear in mind my warning.

If disk space is an issue, you'll have to compare screenshots. If you don't want to bother, there are a few encoder groups that are a safe bet, such as ZQ.

Whatever you decide, keep in mind that most small differences that you'll notice comparing screenshots aren't very important when you're actually watching the movie, you'll hardly notice them then.
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>>55791846
Not the guy you're replying to.

Remuxes tend to be between 50-100% larger for no discernible difference during viewing. As far as I see you'd have to be autistic about archiving for remuxes to be worth it
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>>55790018

>le meem edition

What the fuck is a meem? Go back to Plebit faggot.
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>>55791945
Sure, it's a bit like storing FLACs, except you need way more disk space.

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/sqt/
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>>55791771
Still quickpic 4.5.2.

Get the APK from somewhere safe.
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>>55791924
Makes little to no difference, just cultural I guess, like the use of color vs. colour. GiB is sometimes used to denote the newer version where GiB = 1000MiB and so on instead of 1GB = 1024MB
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>>55791924
Some use Linux and some use Windows.
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Anyone here have any recommendations as to permanently halting wuaserv service under the svchost.exe process from loading my cpu? Ever since this Win10 update came around, and GWX was added, I constantly find the svchost hogging 25% cpu usage.
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>>55791949
Much appreciated. Makes a little more sense now because stuff like 1024MB is binary, I think?
Never saw this shit till I came here.
t. american

>>55791969
Ok, by that logic I think I know what mac users use

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The displayports on my 7950 stopped working suddenly, and I need a new graphics card as soon as possible. I've heard good things about the RX 480, but I want to know which brand I should get, since there are so many. I don't plan on overclocking. I just need one with the best power consumption/temperatures. Thanks!
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>>55789173
1070 is overkill for 1080p though

1060 is in a nice sweet spot
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>>55788900
>people are actually falling for the "AMD supports their cards longer" meme
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>>55790400
Overkill now, underperforming tomorrow specially at the dawn of new api.
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>>55785804
>miners
Is this how /g/ says 'scalpers'?
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Apparently the PCB on the Asus strix is really good.

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I am playing with python and I am interested to know any cool ways to generate random numbers.
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>>55789485
>It doesn't work
from os import urandom

main_numbers=[]
main_number_count=0


while main_number_count<4:
number=random.sample([
1, 2, 3


], 1)
main_numbers.append(number)


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>>55789131
Mersenne twister
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mouse pointer position
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import random
theInternetDidMyHomework = random.randint(min, max)
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>>55791972
oh sorry, you wrote "cool" ways
I'm legally blind

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/tpg/ Thinkpad General

Boner-inducing dedication edition

Previous thread: >>55757740

IRC: #/tpg/ on irc.rizon.net

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
----
If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™

Recommended models:
T420 - 14", normal size

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>computrace: activated
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>>55791727
BIOS lock should be your main concern
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>>55791742
If I can access the bios, is it locked? No password appears to be set, although it is activated
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>>55791794
>If I can access the bios, is it locked?
it depends what model etc

In my experience with new Thinkpad models you can still view settings in a locked BIOS (but they will be grayed out and you will not be able to change them)

If you see pic related when you first enter the BIOS that means that it is password locked.

You can press ENTER and still access the BIOS but won't be able to make changes
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>>55786646
Had an X200s, but I don't care for the X20x models. Happy with my bubbly SXGA+ X60t and X300.

>>55787190
Oh please.
IBM was cutting corners when they designed the 765. T series was just another cut corner of the 600E.

>>55787278
I don't post prices on them because I dislike them... They were about $50 to $100 more than an E Series sibling, which start out at least $400 less than a base model T Series.

>>55789912
You got a shit end of a stick T420.
Should of gotten an HP Envy

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Yes, we know everything is already from China but in here we discuss the no/low-name cheap shit you see on Gearbest, AliExpress, eBay and similar sites.

>IRC channel #/csg/ on rizon

>Discord channel
https://discord.gg/Xyx4fG9

>Chink Shit Randomiser
http://chinkshit.xyz/random/

>Chink Shit Wiki:
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>News:
• After receiving his €12 soldering set, anon tries it out by soldering pin heards to his Wemos D1 mini >>55778907

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>>55791842
I wish my gf was thicc like Nozomi. I don't feel manly enough for sticking with an A cup girl. She's not even smug
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>>55791911
http://chinkshit.xyz/random/
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>>55791927
I wish I could get it to only do GB instead of most of the time just asking me to login to an aliexpress account I don't have.
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>>55791927
Some of the Ali links are going to the login page now for some reason.
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>>55791952
Good idea. I'll add it as a feature.

>>55791957
You're clicking too quickly and Ali is asking you to log in because they think you're trying to scrape their pages or something... it's common. If you're logged in, it should go away, but if you're logged in and are STILL changing pages too quickly, you'll get a captcha. Just Ali being Ali, I guess.

http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/07/apple-celebrates-one-billion-iphones.html

Should we celebrate?

Imagine what the world would look like without iPhones.. What would Chinese brands copy?
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If it wasn't for the iPhone the Chinese would be copying Blackberry instead.

Actually that's exactly what they were doing but then the J-Man dropped the iPhone and saved us all, then died for our sins.

And if Apple hadn't won, Nokia's N95 was my second pick.
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From technology enthusiasts all over the world, I would like to thank Apple for being the only way to say "No" to compromise and be the only one to produce full package high quality phones.
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>>55790339
>what the world would look like without iPhones
a world with Nokia still making smartphones with physical keyboard, and phones like pic related. Blackberry would stay in the smartphone market with full QWERTY devices... you get the idea
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>>55791378
this phone is glorious, wish it had been sold
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>>55791883
watching the demo, i found that phone laggy. Even Sony ericsson managed to get a smooth UI in some of their phones

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Unless you are /v/, Give me 3 reasons to have storage more than 128GiB in your laptop/PC

>Muh movies
>Muh photos
>Muh porns
That's what servers are for
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Because I don't like being tied to my home network 100% of the time. Jesus Christ you autist.
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>>55791907
?

What's wrong with being tied to home network?
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>>55791929
What the fuck do you use laptops for? If you're only going to use it at home, just use a desktop instead.
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>>55791885
Because i havent bought a workstation yet. I use externals for backups yet everything is on my 1tb data drive in my t420.

How's that startup going?
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>>55787016
great! just got bought out for $2,000,000,000
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Decent. This might be the first year we pass one million in revenue.
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>>55787016
Awesome. Getting bought out next month :) probably getting around 300-400k
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>>55789818
Talk when your company is turning billions over and controls its market
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Been at my startup for 3 years now, we actually hired a fourth developer this year. Maybe next year we'll actually sell our product.

The job is fun, the pay is ok.
I do everything from javascript test units to C++ backend development, release scripting and automation to angularjs/bootstrap frontend work.
I have 5% of the company (my options vest in another 4 years or when we sell, whichever comes first), and my salary is 65k pre-tax.

I'm sure I could find a better paying job, but not a job that allows me to work 9 day fortnights, and have flexible hours, and where I can tell the boss to get fucked when he starts talking shit. I love it, and I'm at a point in life where I can spend another few years screwing around without any responsibilities.

life is good.


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