Hey guys so i'm going camping next week and i don't know what to pack for computing. I was planning to pack something light so i would not have to lug around so much weight. So i'd figured, should i carry 1 kg of ThinkPads or 1 kg of MacBook Airs. I'm leaning toward the MacBook Airs because they're lighter. Thoughts?
I found this fairly entertaining in my YT feed.
Barneclese gets a call from a scammer pretending to be M$, warning him his PC is riddled with viruses. He then sets up a VM for them to connect, and they proceed to convince him warnings in his event log are from all the viruses.
the lulz from then on are precious.
Vulkan or OpenGL?
OpenGL has the massive advantage of the existence of WebGL, allowing you to run online applications with incredibly fancy graphics, but if Vulkan is less weird to work with then it might win me over.
Undocumented WebGL functions that alter variables without you ever using an equals sign is really confusing.
Help me obi/g/kenobi you're my only hope!
I'm looking into getting an SSD, budgeting under 300 for a medium budget build. Total machine is at around $1100 us currently, but is around 8 months old. Ready to start upgrading bits. What are your thoughts /g/uys?
Mostly using for gaming as I have a separate machine for work. Would like something fast, I can supplement size with a HD if needed. Discuss!
X400 is the best non-Samsung TLC drive you can get, the 1TB goes for around 230 USD.
SSDs are a premium for gaming and only help with loading times, reducing open world hitching and lack of spin up latency related issues (only matters if you're a competitive gamer).
I just ordered this stuff from newegg, /g/. Did I do good?
Is there a free version of redhat?
Is there anything wrong with getting a Chinese knock-off power adapter? I need a 90W 20V AC Adapter for my ThinkPad docking station. Does it matter if I get a fake one with the same specs versus a genuine Lenovo brand adapter? I just don't want my machine to go up in flames because I cheaped out.
You're always leaving your fate in the hands of Chinese factory workers. The question is how much trust you have in a brand name actually doing meaningful QC.
Get a decent multimeter and make sure its output is at least correct and consistent before plugging it in. Don't get an oscilloscope, though, because the waveform off a knock-off adapter will spook you.
Do you think this kind of external fan could help cool down my laptop?
They're supposed to be clipped on the fan vents to help extract hot air.
Has anyone ever tried them?
P.S: STAY YOUR HAND! No need to rant about other ways to cool the laptop, I've installed a new fan and cleaned out dirt and shit, the laptop isn't overheating I'm just looking for ways to make it cooler in this hot summer.
Just prop up the hinge edge of the laptop with bottlecaps and point a cheap walmart fan at the vent.
What's the state of the art with Raspberry Pi distributions now? Kinda got out of the loop for a bit and now that I moved to a new place I'm going to start tinkering again.
Is it still all shit except raspbian, or are there any other interesting ones?
well, don't be surprised, a Pi is several orders of magnitude more powerful than a 1990 computer, same with smartphones. Tech is amazing, isn't it?
Also don't let people tell you the pi is a piece of perfection either, there ARE a lot of caveats to them. I can say anecdotically that using any Video-intensive stuff eventually ends in frustration (though I haven't used the Pi 3 -- I think that should solve a lot of its video problems).
Stuff like normal web browsing is almost impossible...
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>He owns an expensive ass mechanical keyboard but doesn't even know how to touch type home row without looking
/g/ do you like android ?
I love android
Can't picture using anything else on my mobile phone
I'm allowed to indulge in this circlejerk. I've been using a Windows Phone for 2.5 years and I've finally got an Android handset on order. My enthusiasm is not blind corporate worship. I paid my dues and I will soon love that little green robot, damn it.
Its good, its the only alternative to ios that actually has something to offer and it is better at a lot of things.
I like it, i mean, its pretty good, but the only good phones are from samsung, google and xiaomi.
I'm gonna go take a shit. When I get back I look forward to reading about what a colossal fail I am. No GPU, going to run integrated. Total cost? Bout a thou.
oh, I have the silencer mkiii psu and the water cooler simply because I am trying to build a whisper quiet rig. thanks.
Paranoid after getting caught torrenting by my isp. Any free vpns that are safe?
f u c k
any tech support numbers please for my friend he has a virus that he can't delete