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File: 9cd31551fedf586⋯.png (4.65 KB, 200x200, 1:1, dollarsign.png)

 No.733050[Last 50 Posts]

Looking to buy something but aren't sure what to get? Ask here.

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 No.1068626

I want to replace my gpu for something with low power usage and good linux support. the shortlist:

- rx 550 - open source drivers, fan at 100% at all times on lunix 79€

- rx 560 - open source drivers, working fans with pwm, 99€

- gt 1030 - hevc decoding support, closed source drivers 79€

- gt 710 - closed source drivers, but cheap 39€

I just use my computer for programming and watching videos. should I just get the 710 and gamble on nouveau supporting the card whenever nvidia dumps support for it?

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 No.1068636

>>1068626

The 560 is the only sane price performance ratio of what you listed, although a 570 with an undervolt would still bow the fuck out of the rest by a quite large margin, that is if 3D / Compute performance is a factor

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 No.1068637

>>1068594

Thanks. Seems you're right, I found one with the RX 560x but it's refurbished with a hard-drive and I'm not sure it's serviceable to install an SSD in. I'll look into that.

In the meantime, do you happen to know which of the Vega 8 or RX 540 is better?

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 No.1068638

>>1068637

540 is slightly better but by a thin margin going by the few benchmark you can find .

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 No.1068660

>>1068524

that's true but I don't think it's really necessary, just nice. I would rather use a normal mp3 player like a SanDisk clip because most phones you would get will not support a large library of music and if you for some reason run down your battery listening to music, your phone won't work. I use a clip sport with a 64GB card for all my music.

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 No.1068772

Is there a reason to prefer e.g. Nvidia GX 1800 over the 2800? I heard rumors there are.

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 No.1068781

>>1068626

>- rx 550 - open source drivers, fan at 100% at all times on lunix 79€

what kernel? new one might fix it, 590 needs a new one as well.

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 No.1068875

>>1068781

turns out that it's not a software but rather a hardware problem - the fans just have two cables on some models, and thus no PWM

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 No.1069018

What instant messenger should I use? I'm looking for annonymity, encryption and decentralization.

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 No.1069083

Would anyone mind looking at my new PC build, giving me some thoughts?

I already have RAM, and a nice keyboard and mouse, plus monitor.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/from-down-under/saved/#view=7W7whM

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 No.1069088

>>1069083

256GB M.2 is pretty cheap. I would add one and use the 4TB for media and other backup. Hyper threading wont help with games. You've added Windows there too, so you should go straight AMD. If you're using Linux only, Intel/Nvidia might make sense. I see no reason in spending $400 for a 3.7GHz 6 core when you could get a 4.2GHz 12 core for $329 when Ryzen 2 hits the market.

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 No.1069261

Trying to determine if it is worth having an NVMe boot drive over a SATA3 2.5. All I can find benchmarks for are Windows 10 boot times, and the difference is ~12s goes down to ~8 seconds.

What I'm really interested in though is update times, on a HDD it isn't unusual for updates to add 20 minutes to shutdown and 40 minutes to boot time. Microsoft releases at least two giant patches per year so I'm surprised there are no threads about it on the various mainstream hardware sites.

>>1069083

>OEM Windows

don't do that

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 No.1069263

>>1069261

NVMe is faster, but unless you're transferring large files all the time, SATA SSD should be fine.

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 No.1069283

my isp is offering me free fibre upgrade. should i accept the offer and what are they up to?

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 No.1069305

>>1069263

Well those windows patches can be pretty huge, but they are also compressed. I guess what I'm looking for is an application installation benchmark, but all I can find are application initialization benchmarks.

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 No.1069324

>>1069083

>intel

why?

>windows

>home

ebay pro key, even a win7/8 one and simply use that to upgrade

>>1069261

the bigger question is if nvme is worth it considering your use case. the big windows updates are usually best installed fresh to get rid of shit that accumulates over time (and best to wait anyway to see how fucked up it really is), the small ones are no issue if you restart your windows often enough or let it patch over night when you're asleep. even just clicking reboot and taking a shit is usually more than enough, especially since you don't want ms to install stuff immediately to use you as a beta tester.

TLDR: why spend more to fix/workaround microsoft's retarded shit?

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 No.1069325

>>1069283

check if you pay more with a new contract due to fiber and/or for the installation.

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 No.1069326

File: 202b79b6c3b5ef2⋯.jpg (57.71 KB, 710x720, 71:72, image0-9.jpg)

>>733050

What's a good bang for buck solution for a laptop one could hook an eGPU on?

I'm not really well off and I need to upgrade for student stuff because my old toaster is dying, however I can't afford to buy a separate desktop for vidya or other shit, which is why I'd like some help in finding any cheap-ish laptop you can hook up an eGPU to without having to take out the wireless card or cripple it somehow

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 No.1069329

>>1069326

An eGPU is only a good idea if you need 1080ti-tier grunt in your laptop, can't you just make do with something like a 560X / 1050, because a laptop with a decent CPU + an eGPU is gonna run you the same price as just getting a laptop with the actual thing straight up if you just need a low/mid end card.

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 No.1069346

>>1069329

>because a laptop with a decent CPU + an eGPU is gonna run you the same price as just getting a laptop with the actual thing straight up

That's true but then I can't really add, change or upgrade that if I do ever run into more cash, I can't afford to even get a GPU right now but I at least want to be able to when I have the option, plus it's bulky and not good for carrying around too much, I guess I'm just trying to kill two birds with one stone, I move around a lot so I need something that wouldn't burden me down but I could still utilize for more than just basic stuff when I'm home, I'd get a desktop if I could but alas

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 No.1069350

>>1069346

I mean sure but it's really hard to justify

Cheapest you can get is probably 250 for the eGPU box, then you have to have an Thunderbolt 3 capable laptop, which I'm not sure you can find on the cheap, then obviously comes the GPU I'd be surprised if you can get a setup like that under 1000-1200, meanwhile a new ryzen laptop with a 1660ti will run you 1000-1200

If usage on the go is not necessary and you just need the ability to move it often, consider an SFF build.

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 No.1069353

I'm planning on getting a cheap laptop under $400. Can someone recommend me a decent laptop with an HDMI port?

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 No.1069355

>>1069350

>250 for the eGPU box

Holy shit what the heck, does chinaman not make those yet?

>SFF build

I've thought of that, a friend of mine even linked me one he liked the other day though I have no idea how to actually go about it I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to building

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Coffee-Lake-8th-Gen-Mini-PC-Intel-Core-i7-8750H-6-Core-12-Threads-32GB-DDR4/32837594294.html

>>1069353

I know a guy who really likes his yoga 11e thonkpad

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 No.1069361

>>1069326

I have a T430 with an i7 botnet processor. 16GB memory and it works pretty well. I got it refurb on eBay for about $400. Also has a 1TB SSD. Screen is 16:9 obviously which sucks but I like it. if you don't like the new style keyboard you can swap it for a t420 keyboard as well. Mine has an NVIDIA NVS video card, but it also supports an expressCard eGPU IIRC.

looks like you can easily pick up a t430 on ebay right now for less than $400 especially if you don't need the built in graphics. You can go with that, upgrade the disk if you need to, and then get yourself a docking station for $20 plus an expresscard GPU adapter and then you have your laptop plus a desktop solution with graphics.

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 No.1069362

>>1069355

>Holy shit what the heck, does chinaman not make those yet?

There's a solution that is kinda hazardous, doesn't work all the time and requires some soldering, for 75 bucks, and it's merely a PCIe riser on the GPU end, doubt it's what you want.

>I've thought of that, a friend of mine even linked me one he liked the other day though I have no idea how to actually go about it

That link is a NUC, not what you want if you want a GPU

Really SFF is simple until you have to deal with the CPU heatsink and GPU, just make extra sure the clearance is what you need for what you want to put in the case and everything should be good, PSU might also be something you need to pay attention to as a slim PSU can help with space management.

Also absolutely avoid anything with a high TDP if you want to avoid extra headaches with thermal issues.

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 No.1069391

>>1069324

Yes, I came here in search of this information

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 No.1069394

File: 6719755dde7004c⋯.png (76.9 KB, 300x291, 100:97, 1537673041058.png)

>>733050

Any VPN that you pay once instead of as a monthly service, and that is good for piracy? It's a different question from >>1049137 because I'm a poorfag.

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 No.1069400

>>1069394

cryptostorm, has a "lifetime" option and doesn't seem particularly fishy has payment via crypto as the preferred option.

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 No.1069444

File: ca3ebca2e511103⋯.jpg (206.45 KB, 2560x1650, 256:165, feature-b0f126b64e_2560.jpg)

Is System76 Serval WS a good choice for a powerful laptop? Or do any of you have any good alternatives?

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 No.1069448

File: dc36bfef0e4f05a⋯.png (103.01 KB, 721x431, 721:431, 1496906412381.png)

>>1069350

That's very enticing, what about the T540p?

It seems to be the same price as the T430's at this point plus 4th gen botnet instead of 3rd and the eGPU forums seem to recommend it

>>1069362

There's still the issue of powering the thing to begin with while outside though, I can always throw in an extra battery in my bag for a laptop though granted it depends on where my lectures would be

Also I've seen a vid out there connecting the particular model with a GPU, granted I'm not against building my own if it's any cheaper

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 No.1069451

>>1069444

I could be wrong, but the price seems high for a laptop, even for the given specs. I like the look though. I hate that modern laptops are getting so flat you can't plug anything in without adapters or that they might snap if you hold them wrong.

http://system76.com/about

Their profile looks like something I'd see from a progressive start-up which has me worried, but if they don't talk politics they might be okay.

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 No.1069464

>>1069444

system76s are just rebranded Clevo/sagers. you can usually find decent resellers selling the exact same thing with good warranties and without the system76 markup.

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 No.1069468

>>733050

give me one reason why i shouldn't buy a 7820X but one reason why i should buy this unit is for its memory bandwidth. This unit is faster with 1.2v and will be even faster with 2.75v which means your system will be faster. Even with just one core clock increase, i had no problems loading games or gaming applications such as GTA V or Crysis 3. With two cores, i have seen lag in titles for such things as The Division (where 2.5v clocks were used over 2.2v and the other 1.2v was used for loading games).

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 No.1069518

File: 6752345a0944ced⋯.jpg (25.56 KB, 700x700, 1:1, product-p002737-15385_5.jpg)

File: 1bf36efebc0b2cd⋯.png (156.62 KB, 800x687, 800:687, speaker-system-z623.png)

I was thinking of buying some speakers and was looking at the logitech z623 and the z906. The z906 looks a bit overkill being 5.1 with 500w. The z623 look pretty nice, but I don't know a lot when it comes to audio. I barely play any games on pc these days last upgrade I did was in 2010 and just listen to some music on weekends.

Any recommendations? Maybe the z906 is a bit too much, but it also looks pretty nice.

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 No.1069536

>>1069355

>yoga 11e thonkpad

I'm planning on getting a cheap laptop with windows 7, how does this thinkpad compare to a cheap HP laptop with an HDMI port?

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 No.1069605

File: eff18a364b5d429⋯.png (527.27 KB, 900x1003, 900:1003, ADAM DUDLEY.png)

HDMI 2.1 supports 120hz. What monitors support HDMI 2.1 and 120hz refresh rate?

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 No.1069670

>>1069518

same here, was wondering about it too (looking at the z265). I don't expect top of the line but logitech is usually solid enough.

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 No.1069764

Good, cheap e-reader I can pirate stuff with?

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 No.1069793

I have two questions, are vertical mouses a meme? My wrists and forearms starts to hurt when I play games for too long with KB+M, would a vertical mouse help with the wrist pain? And for the forearm I imagine it's a posture or chair/desk height thing, are any reliable sources to find a decent height for them?

Another thing, I need a decent mouse that's not too expensive, I am done buying 5 dollars ones that start double clicking randomly.

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 No.1069818

>>1069448

The T540p is the last Chinkpad to have an upgradeable CPU and can accept a 3K (2880x1620) IPS screen. You can easily swap a 1080p screen for a 3k panel since they share the same display housing, provided you get the proper display cable. God help you if you want to upgrade from an XGA display as you will waste more money buying a separate display housing, hinges etc than if you bought a 1080p model. The screen won't matter for an eGPU setup because of the external monitor but it's still a big QOL upgrade. You may elect to remove the shitty clickpad for a T450 trackpad if you want to fuck with drivers but since you seem to want to game on this you already have a mouse at hand

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 No.1069821

>>1069793

tried a handrest yet? might help.

as for arms check any legal ergonomics guide, height etc should be one of the first things mentioned.

>>1069764

kindle is cheap but you get what you pay for. also locks you into the amazon system with their shit format (you can jailbreak it, but why bother?).

nook/kobo both have entry level models, or get a refurbished mid-level one. either way check the features so you don't pay for stuff you don't need.

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 No.1069941

>>1069764

Sony PRS-350. Old ereader that runs a customized Linux. (not Android) Opens books, that's mostly it. No wlan, no "stores", none of that gay botnet shit. Mounts as an USB drive in the operating system of your choice and you copy files to it. That's it. There's a firmware floating around that lets you do more things with it, for example install custom fonts and "inject" them via CSS. (Bitterly is a nice ereader font)

It's also easy to open and the battery is a standard size, so you can easily replace it if it's run down. A fresh battery lasts forever. It's also very small and lightweight, with a nice brushed aluminum front. Downside is it's pretty old and fairly hard to get, but on the other hand if you see it offered you can get it for very cheap. I went through quite a few expensive ereaders and that thing is hands down my favorite one and I'll nurse it forever. (especially seeing that ereaders have often Android now)

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 No.1069970

Is anyone going to get Navi? It looks over priced.

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 No.1069991

>>1069793

I'd advise getting a trackball, it's excellent to get rid of wrist pain.

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 No.1070020

>>1069793

http://www.wikihow.com/Release-Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome-With-Massage-Therapy

This helps me, is a bit time consuming, but you can't buy health, so better try this.

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 No.1070057

I'm close to my 40s and I literally never had any problems with my wrists or anything else. I think what helps most is taking breaks and also moving in these breaks because that's what I've done all my life. It's not good to sit unmoving in a position. (also try not to be so fat, that's always good advice)

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 No.1070189

>>1069941

Pocketbooks don't run android

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 No.1070230

File: ca6a86eab886e8d⋯.jpg (55.38 KB, 800x800, 1:1, photo.jpg)

APOLOGIZE, NOW

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 No.1070244

Is there any good headsets with easily replaceable ear muffs/padding?

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 No.1070251

File: ff8a2fd206c57cf⋯.jpeg (55.08 KB, 364x843, 364:843, Sir Goldstein of Tel Aviv.jpeg)

Looking for a sound bar, want it to be a good brand with good sound. Price isn't an issue but nothing audiophile-tier. Bluetooth would be nice but not needed.

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 No.1070252

>>1070244

HyperX Cloud (first gen) comes with two pairs of padding, one leather the other cushion.

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 No.1070272

When you get a new battery, are you supposed to let it charge overnight right away, or drain it completely first and then charge it fully?

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 No.1070278

>>1070272

Literally do whatever. Any other recommendation is fearmongering

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 No.1070286

>>1070272

I've always heard the "charge before use"

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 No.1070322

>>1069941

Sounds nice, but where do I get one? All I can find are used listings.

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 No.1070345

>>1062921

I've got 8GB in my primary system because either a ram stick or that part of the motherboard is dead and I haven't been able to replace it. It works fine for all games, but I've had problems running >9000 mods for some games.

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 No.1070346

>>1065322

Skyrim+mods: I get micro stuttering when I load my mods from a traditional drive. It could be my system memory limitation, only running 8GB

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 No.1070350

Gaming system.

I'm using a Ryzen 5 1600 and I notice the benchmarks for newer processors only give me a 20% improvement for games.

Should I upgrade to an RTX 2080 from a GTX 1060 without changing my processor, or will that leave me processor limited?

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 No.1070351

>>1070350

also I tend to play on smaller resolutions, aiming for a solid 60fps with a bazillion mods.

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 No.1070352

>>1070272

The big thing with batteries is to keep them cool that outweighs everything else.

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 No.1070380

>>1070230

A.P.O.L.O.G.I.Z.E.

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 No.1070481

>>1070350

Don't buy novideo, wtf

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 No.1070539

File: 4b2417ec9d9c6e1⋯.png (227.02 KB, 1000x800, 5:4, atsuko_cereal.png)

>>1069400

Can you opt out at any time, as in, if you decided to get a different VPN, could you?

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 No.1070737

Is there any sbc that is more secure and blobfree than Olinuxino A20 Lime2?

>inb4 i.mx6

i.mx6 has out of order execution but is more free than A20. Also couldn't find any sbc with i.mx6 less than $50.

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 No.1070738

File: 49bbbfc241e6336⋯.gif (1.08 MB, 245x245, 1:1, 49bbbfc241e63364f0909b81cb….gif)

What are some good (paid or otherwise) VPN services?

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 No.1070745

File: e4d5aa62233ec6f⋯.jpeg (24.37 KB, 425x315, 85:63, C834E513-9504-4CE7-A7C4-A….jpeg)

I want to buy an old Thinkpad for running Linux (either T or X series), I’ve seen a few online that I have in mind. I want a good amount of processing power, but I don’t need a gaming laptop or anything. My question is, at what point did the Thinkpads go to shit? In other words, what would be the cutoff for what could be considered a ‘classic’ model of Thinkpad?

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 No.1070747

>>1070738

Nord has a pretty good reputation. It got audited a little while back and apparently got good results.

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 No.1070749

>>1070747

Pardon me for the question, but what about ExpressVPN?

Not that I won't look Nord up, but I've got this looming feeling that whenever something is heavily advertised, there's always some sort of catch behind it.

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 No.1070808

>>1070745

some say it's when lenovo took over, some say it's after they changed the keyboard.

whatever you do, get something that has or can take a good screen.

many thinkpad screens are awful.

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 No.1070836

>>1070539

Yeah, you could, I don't think there's any special thing to do even if you're for some reason using recurring payments via PP (don't do that if you want to use your VPN for more than just torrenting)

>>1070738

Any that support Wireguard if you value convenience and speed above potential issues coming forom it being a younger project than the others.

I'm partial to Azire personally, never had any issue with them and they're cheap enough while giving me close to my usual bandwidth

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 No.1070930

File: 4cea2cd20745c18⋯.jpeg (302.35 KB, 1920x1279, 1920:1279, 1 4MNoTuO1SPiRlX12tgXzlw.jpeg)

i need to replace my prehistoric buid (C2D E5700) with somthing more modern. i'm not looking to gayman, just some video recording and playback.

whats the best CPU between $50 and $80

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 No.1070932

>>1070930

Athlon 200ge or Ryzen 2200g

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 No.1070942

>>1070932

the Ryzen 3 2200G is $100 !

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 No.1070997

>>1061345

>all those serial ports

?

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 No.1071041

>>1070942

start saving your pennies

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 No.1071141

File: e10a6ac4702031b⋯.jpg (34.47 KB, 300x245, 60:49, thinkpad-x250.jpg)

Alright boys, which thinkpad should I get new granted money is not an issue??

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 No.1071202

File: 25be78f92d210da⋯.jpeg (144.51 KB, 1024x433, 1024:433, 6DFE1652-67FE-432D-B8E9-E….jpeg)

>>1070808

had that issue on a thinkpad i bought off ebay

is there any way to fix it or is the pc fucked?

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 No.1071206

/tech/, recommend me a long lasting and reliable laptop for comfortable web browsing and office stuff like excel. Browsing is twitch and youtube along with a dozen smaller tabs but nothing else special otherwise. I wouldn't mind a better display but it's not vital, the price is as i'm on a very limited budget. Thanks a lot.

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 No.1071208

>>1071206

All laptops are shit. That aside, some of the more expensive dells and thinkpads might be not as shit as others. I'd also avoid passively cooled and ultrathin stuff.

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 No.1071213

>>1071208

So, can you suggest any specific models? I get lost every time i try to dig in with such broad requirements.

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 No.1071214

File: 43ea8b8f10b2e1b⋯.jpeg (83.92 KB, 922x1000, 461:500, gnu.jpeg)

Anon,

I want to buy stuffed GNU/Tux plushies for my daughter, but oddly enough I can't find anything anywhere.

So far, pic related is the only one I've found. It's from fsf.org

From where should I get a stuffed Tux or Thinkpad with the least amount of chinesium?

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 No.1071240

>>1071214

Stuffed Tux are rare af now. I had one but lost it. It was very difficult to get.

As for the GNU, the one FSF sells isn't exclusive. Search "save our space wildebeest plush" and find it loads cheaper.

Good luck.

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 No.1071241

>>1071206

I've had a X260 for 3 years now and it's working perfectly fine.

The battery is declining but I do use it a lot.

If you can afford it get the X1C.

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 No.1071260

>>1063834

>>1060251

Same question here. I want to buy a keyboard for coding (no gaming at all), and never look back. I tested the IBM model M, and even though the keys feel great, it's a bite "heavy" compared to cherry.

What is the best switch for typing? Blue? Topre?

Thanks.

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 No.1071279

File: d327432a0c9ac32⋯.jpg (76.65 KB, 1200x959, 1200:959, large_VTG83RMSLV_1.jpg)

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>>1071260

I would just add that I'm a heavy emacs user (using tilling windows manager too), so having the best access to ctrl/alt/super etc... is very important for me. I switched ctrl and alt since emacs was programmed on keyboard that had ctrl and alt switched (so I can use either my thumb or ring fingers rather than the pinky).

I'm interested in some Vortex keyboards, but the ctrl/alt/super are small...

I even wanted to buy a japanese keyboard, which have a little space bar that allows better access to ctrl/alt/super keys, but it's risky since they are costly and I don't have money to lose.

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 No.1071287

http://www.amazon dot com/noctua-NH-U12S-Noctua-CPU-Cooler/dp/B00C9EYVGY/

Thinking of buying this because the (((Jewtel))) stock cooler that came with my CPU can't prevent getting up to 100C when compiling. It says it supports both LGA 1150 (current build type) and AM4 so I can use this when I eventually switch to Ryzen, right? LogicalIncrements also recommends this. Buy or no?

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 No.1071294

>>1071287

Noctua's products are in a very literal sense the best you can get. If I were you, I'd get the largest cooler they make, which is currently the NH-D15. They have a long history of releasing compatibility kits for new sockets as they come out, so you're basically safe to install this on anything roughly the same form factor as contemporary CPUs. That is to say, if you want to use it on something with footprint of an EPYC then you need something different, but barring huge CPUs it's going to be one of the best purchases you ever make. Literally better/cheaper/more silent than most water cooling.

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 No.1071297

>>1071294

Thanks a lot for the info. I'm not gonna go Threadripper/EPYC, all I do is Gentoo + GPU rendering + gay men so I don't need a fuckhuge one. Also my motherboard is mATX so I want to be able to use it here. LogicalIncrements says it can block the top PCIe which has my GPU. I'll buy this one, hopefully it works out.

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 No.1071299

>>1071297

>LogicalIncrements says it can block the top PCIe

I mean the NH-D15.

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 No.1071301

>>1071294

This. I have the NH-D15 since 3 CPU generations. It recently moved it into my Ryzen, all I had to buy is a compatibility kit for ~10 bucks. Considering other aftermarket coolers I'd have to throw out each generation, in the long run I'm probably saving some money. Also the fans barely ever have to spin up, it's a very effective cooler. Just make sure your case is big enough, not all cases can house it.

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 No.1071303

>>1071297

>>1071301

I have the NH-D15 on a mATX board. Blocks nothing. Noctua has mainboard compatibility lists.

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 No.1071309

>>1071303

Just checked the compatibility lists, both NH-D15 and NH-U12S support it. Unfortunately my budget doesn't cover the extra $30 since I'm also planning to buy a keyboard. Which is a good segway into keyboards; do you know of any Cherry MX Brown (or compatible), if possible full width keyboard within the $50-$100 range? Tenkeyless is also fine though I sometimes use them.

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 No.1071310

What kind of vpn would /tech/ recommend for animay torrents?

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 No.1071361

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 No.1071471

>>1071309

I would strongly advise you to find those extra $30. The added thermal mass, area and larger fan(s) of the NH-D15 mean you get a much more quiet experience under load AND you're guaranteed that it will work just as well with newer more power hungry CPUs you might throw at it in the future.

With heat exchangers bigger = better. I used to run a 45W TDP Xeon E3 on a Thermalright HR-02 Macho passively. That's how efficient you can get with a large enough area and mass.

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 No.1071482

>>1071213

If you don't know what to choose, you can limit yourself to ~business class laptops with ryzen, that will narrow your possible choices quite considerably. (HP elitebook, Dell latitude, Thinkpad T/P)

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 No.1071485

>>1071309

I have hyperx alloy fps brown which was around $100 (including 20% VAT), all keys present. It's my first mechanical one, but as far as writing goes, I don't have any complaints. The only thing that pisses me off is that instead of scroll lock led it has some gay "gamer mode" (blocks win keys) indicator, since I use scroll lock led to indicate alternate keyboard layout this kinda sucks. Also the lowest backlight setting (except off which I use 99% of the time) is still more distracting than I'd like (partially because it's red).

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 No.1071558

>>1071309

> Which is a good segway into keyboards; do you know of any Cherry MX Brown (or compatible), if possible full width keyboard within the $50-$100 range? Tenkeyless is also fine though I sometimes use them.

Personally I'd recommend the Roccat Vulcan 80, the switch are custom but basically just low profile tactile ones

You're gonna have a hard time finding KB in those specs with that price range

But you can also take a look at

Ducky Channel One TKL

Cherry MX-BOARD 3.0 v2

G.Skill RIPJAWS KM570

Chink KB off Aliexpress/Ebay/Amazon with Gateron / Kailh Brown / Fake Topre I know it's not the same exactly but also tactile with low actuation force, cheap but might not be what you're exactly as good.

Unless you have a specific use in mind that requires tactile switches you'd get much lower price by going with red switches

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 No.1071564

>>1071558

I write code a lot and only game occasionally. Have people around so can't have blue switches.

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 No.1071850

Is Cubietruck with A20 the best ARM based ARM computer I can get when I want to be botnet free? I want to build a very small and low powered, cheap desktop station. Only needs framebuffer support. I was looking at A20-Cubietruck because you can easily attach a SSD to it and everything's supported in mainline.

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 No.1071921

File: 6577d4f71412533⋯.jpg (641.62 KB, 2000x1429, 2000:1429, hhkb.jpg)

What you guys think of HHKB keyboards?

Are they overpriced for what they has to offer?

Are blue switches really that loud?

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 No.1072026

>>1071921

HHKB isn't that much more expensive than other Torpe boards, but the layout is complete shit.

Blues are not that loud, no Cherry-style switch is, most of the noise from mechanical keyboards comes from gorillas slamming the key down. No one outside your room is likely to be bothered by it.

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 No.1072044

>>1071309

Ducky, ikbc, magicforce

There are probably many others. Also look out for boards with Gateron brown switch, they're as good or better than cherry.

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 No.1072114

A month or two ago there was a thread on /tech/ where OP urged to avoid Sandisk flash memory (USB sticks, SD cards etc.) due to them being botnet. Shortly after the thread was deleted for reason whatever. What gives, was there anything to those claims?

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 No.1072276

>>1072114

>Shortly after the thread was deleted for reason whatever.

Welcome to nu-/tech/. It's not as bad as /a/ yet, but it's getting there. They're constantly interfering with threads for bullshit reasons.

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 No.1072314

Looking for a VPS that won't fuck me in the ass for hosting copyrighted content.

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 No.1072560

>>1071850

I'm not suggesting that you get a Raspberry Pi 3, but Cubietruck is slower than a Raspberry Pi 3. AFAIK, no ARM device can boot from USB making it a pain in the ass to ever download an ISO, dd to USB flash, and install Linux the traditional way. You should piss your money away on better things.

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 No.1072590

>>1072560

What about Olinuxino A20? It has a micro SD card slot.

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 No.1072600

>>1072590

It's the same chip. If you don't mind having to compile a new kernel all the time and have backups so something you forgot to tick kept the new kernel from booting, go for it. Web browsing will be terribly slow. It's doubtful you could do much multi tasking at all. You probably chose this route because you hate Intel, but librebootable hardware would be your best bet.

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 No.1072604

>>1072600

I chose that for board schematic. Heard that A20 is the chip to go without specture shit and that sbc is open source.

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 No.1072629

>>1072604

http://developer.arm.com/support/arm-security-updates/speculative-processor-vulnerability

The Odroid C2 has a quad Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz. Linux 5.2 will have mainline support for Mali 400-450. I believe it is compatible with uboot. You might ask someone on the hardkernel forums what else needs to be mainlined. I would pick it over an A20 board at this point mainly because it's fast enough to multitask. No spectre or meltdown issues.

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 No.1072646

The biggest downside of the A20 is that it's only dualcore. For comparison, the Raspberry 2 has the same CPU cores but is quadcore. The A20 is just a very old chip by now and yes, you can pretty much forget about modern browsing but that's true for more or less all SoCs of that class. If you want the most bang for the buck, you could get something with the Rockchip RK3288. That chip is very fast, about as fast as most lower-end computers from ~2011 and therefore perfectly fine for day to day activities including browsing. If you get it running with the Mali blob drivers, it's downright snappy. The Asus Tinkerboard S has 2 GB of RAM and it's inbuilt eMMC and is very easy to set up to boot from it. The downside is that the CPUs it has are Spectre susceptible.

Also be aware that many Arm SoCs including this Rockchip don't actually do real 4k as they claim but upscale internally from 1080p which looks quite bad. In general, the lower resolution you can go, the better the SoCs will run as the memory bandwidth isn't high. 720p or 1600x1200 and less is great for them.

Although both A20 and Rockchip and other Allwinners are "mainlined" and a vanilla kernel technically boots on them, the hardware support actually varies a lot and is on average quite bad. The opensource Mali drivers are still slow and you'd need to compile the newest version of Mesa to use them and I am not even sure that they have any kind of X11 acceleration yet. Video decoding support is shaky for them too and will lead you to a lot of different abandoned githubs with some custom version of some video player. The A20 probably has the most mature and headache-less mainline support but Lima is still a bit off from being really usable. For Sunxi/Allwinner you can rip off armbians git for patches that add Lima to the 4.19.x Kernel. I'd advise to actually run gentoo on them, because you'll want to compile your own stuff and also custom compilation will get the most out of the hardware. You really want to have a faster computer to help with the compiling in some cases though. You also don't want to have less than 2GB of RAM.

I have the cubietruck and if you are very mindful of it's capabilities and have a faster computer to do some heavy lifting sometimes it's a fun little Workstation that only sips an absolute minimum of electricity. I run the legacy kernel (don't do this, it's an ancient 3.4.x one) that allows me X11 hardware acceleration with the blob drivers and fbturbo. (fbturbo together with the legacy kernel leverages hardware accel stuff from the A20 specifically and is pretty much as fast as you can get on that SoC) When you're in a trusted network, you can use X11 forwarding to forward a browser from a faster computer on demand to it, just do the forwarding unencrypted as encryption on the fly will overwhelm the A20 quickly. Also get an SSD, even a cheap, noname one will run circles around an SD card and will be very noticeable. I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to think of ways to network several ARMs (including smartphones etc.) to share workloads. Even several ARMs networked that way use on average less power than a low-end x86 workstation.

The upside to all this is that most ARMs (excluding the Pi) don't really do firmware blobs and are quite able to run on fully open-sourced code, while you need a huge amount of blobbed code to get an x86 even to boot. The downside is that none of this "just werks". If you don't know a lot about linux and just want something that you can install and then will run all your programs, look elsewhere. You will not be happy with ARM.

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 No.1072658

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>>1072590

I have a Cubietruck. I picked that one instead of Olinuxino Micro because I wanted 2 GB RAM and the GigE. I really like to use RAM disks for /tmp and some other things, so the extra RAM helps.

Otherwise I have both an SD card and laptop HDD connected to it. The SD card has uboot and Devuan, and the HDD has NetBSD. Both work fine for console framebuffer use. X works okay too, but I wouldn't advise desktop environments or frequent use of big browsers like Firefox/Chormium. It's fine to use them sometimes, but you won't be satisfied with any A20 SBC if those are your primary web browsers (I mostly use Lynx and Links, but w3m and Dillo are other good options).

I don't use any GPU drivers at all (not even Lima). It still does everything I need it to, but YMMV. The most advanced 3D game I play is Doom, and I download videos as "youtube-dl -f worst", so pretty much I don't need anything beyond what the software framebuffer provides.

If you're a gamer (even just to run emulators), you'll probably want Cortax-A53 processor like A64 SoC, and you'll probably want to use the GPU also, because these days a lot of emulators rely on it. But I use old emulators like FCEU and E-UAE that run fine with software only. I doubt most people would be happy this way, but it works for me.

BTW Olimex has Cortex-A53 board, but to only the T2 SoC board (rated for industrial temperature range) has 2 GB RAM. That's kind of weird, but if you're willing to pay a few extra euros, it's something to consider. The price difference isn't even that big. I might even get this one myself, so I can have a spare board. Oh, and one thing about ARM SBCs: you definitely need to have another computer of some kind and a serial cable. I use pic, works fine with my OpenBSD laptop. But the laptop is dying, so that's why I'm going to get another SBC (and then just some straight wires will be sufficient to connect from one board's serial pins to the other).

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 No.1072668

if you're really ready to dig into the software and hardware, the A20 totally can do up to 1080p video decoding, the decoder is there in hardware, just needs to be utilized. There's even an open source version of it. (Cedrus, offering a VDPAU backend, but not supporting as many codecs as cedarx) With the legacy kernel and video acceleration, streaming even some slower games from other computers via X11 forwarding is entirely possible and not too much. Sorry if my wall of text didn't make that clear. I think the biggest possible boost you can give the A20 is adding a SSD. It's really noticeable and you can get a cheap SSD for ~20-25 bucks around my parts. Not much more expensive than a similarily sized SD Card and even the crappiest SSD will still be faster and more reliable than any SD Card. Having said that, most SD Card corruption people bemoan in these SBCs happen because of insufficient power and power supply quality. Flash really hates that.

If you want something that just works, the just released Pi 4 actually seems really attractive and is probably even enough for browsing. Just be aware it's as dependent on blobs for booting as x86 is. They also sell the licenses for the hardware codecs separately and graphics acceleration was far from working well last time I checked. (which admittedly, is a while ago) PIs also usually solve stuff in hardware and don't do much hardware optimized stuff, last time I checked for example they still didn't have crypto acceleration. (which e.g. the A20 has)

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 No.1072750

What router is the best if I have lots of old as fuck/Wireless-G/N laptops and also a few machines with Wireless-AC? Also need lots of range because family is complaining about dogshit reception upstairs.

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 No.1072795

I hate ads. I got a smart TV as a wedding gift but the youtube app has ads, and I have to turn off the VPN on my router to watch Netflix and Amazon prime video (no, I'm not paying the Jews money for the memberships).

I have an idea to just leave a pi plugged in by HDMI to the tv and have youtube.com/tv booked on a browser with adblock, and putlocker.ru or whatever else.

Have any of you done this? Is it worth buying and setting up?

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 No.1072796

>>1072795

PS the plan is to use a $15 Bluetooth keyboard/track pad for smart tvs

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 No.1072799

I'm looking to buy a cherry blue mechanical keyboard to use instead of my laptop keyboard (it's becoming less responsive as I type more and more). I'm looking for something in the $75-$125 range.

My current laptop is Dell Latitude E6440, and I like the hand support that the "touchpad panel" provides. I was wondering if something similar could be done with a mechanical keyboard as well.

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 No.1072801

>>1072799

Install a replacement keyboard

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 No.1072810

>>1072801

I want to try a mechanical. I've played around with my friend's cherry blue keyboard, and it feels very nice. His one was super expensive though and it had a bunch of features I didn't need (the numpad, super duper lighting), so I'm looking for a cheaper one.

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 No.1072838

>>1072795

>leave a pi plugged in

if you have a pi just make a pi-hole or do it on your router if you can.

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 No.1073005

File: 73353b822e6a806⋯.jpg (38.2 KB, 570x550, 57:55, netbookinuse2.jpg)

What should I get if want to do some programming outside? I found a nice lake in a nearby forest and would like to be there sometimes instead of the stagnant air in my apartment.

Something that's very light and easy to carry (not a typical laptop), easy to type on (not a smartphone), screen shouldn't become completely unreadable if there's a bit of light, and battery should last at least a couple hours. I've never owned anything smaller than a regular laptop so I don't know what other options are like.

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 No.1073010

>>1073005

generally speaking if the screen is smaller than 10" or so, the keyboard is too small for any real typing/programing.

The smallest machine I've used that was actually usable was an old 10.1" Acer aspire one. It's wimpy little atom CPU and integrated graphics made it unusable for video above SD, and the small screen rez made some poorly designed graphical applications wonky to use. But for just programing, writing, and terminal use it's serviceable.

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 No.1073026

>>1071279

UP

I search for a 75% keyboard (or full sized), blue switches. The vortex race 3 would be the best money can buy?

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 No.1073032

>>1073010

>if the screen is smaller than 10" or so, the keyboard is too small for any real typing/programing

That's good to know.

>unusable for video above SD, and the small screen rez made some poorly designed graphical applications wonky to use

I could probably manage with a black & white screen that runs at 5 fps since my intention is just programming. Maybe even better if I can't get distracted by games or videos or something.

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 No.1073082

Does the 16 core Ryzen 3950 fine with dual channel memory or do I really need quad?

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 No.1073111

Best USB flash drive?

ideally without backdoors or spyware

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 No.1073119

Can somebody recommend me an external drive enclosure that isn't cheap chink shit? My most recent keeps fucking during during file transfers and after looking at reviews on other Chinese brands, I'd rather not risk losing my data.

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 No.1073141

>>1073119

Pay more for better chinkshit. They are either legit or rebanded chinkshit.

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 No.1073147

>>1073005

>screen shouldn't become completely unreadable if there's a bit of light

Look for a laptop with a matte IPS display, or a high gamut TN display, like the one on the higher end W530s

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 No.1073201

>>1073005

eink. There are several ways to re-purpose ereaders as terminal screens. The luxury option is a 13.3" eink android tablet or a screen. (both will set you back about 800-1000$) There's nothing nicer for text only, super easy on the eyes and works just fine in direct sunlight. (because it's literally like looking on a normal surface, like paper) I have the tablet but it has a few embarrassing chinkshit-trier quirks for the price and it has an ancient kernel so it's not safe to use on the internet. What I do is install termux and adb and share a screen session with the computer by connecting both via the android usb debugging interface. It also has a pretty fast ARM chip (RK3288) and can also be used standalone with Termux as text-only linux computer with a bluetooth keyboard. Even has a headphone jack and an inductive screen layer for drawing with a stylus.

The terminal thing alone works with cheap, used kindles off ebay too (there's a term program you can install on them floating around) but they're significantly smaller. (~6") For 20-30 bucks for an used ereader you'll be hard pressed to find a cheaper solution.

You can also buy a screen off waveshare and whip up your own solution, with an ARM SBC and papertty but I can already warn you that the very attractive 7,5" one doesn't do partial refreshes and therefore is useless for it. They just released two very nice ones (6" and 9.7") that are advertised as doing partial refreshes and having many grey levels which would be perfect for this. (I think they're just ereader screens tbh) Also yes, eink is very slow but you really get used to it. It's like a typewriter really.

Just a warning - If you go eink once, you can never truly look at regular screens the same way and will be frustrated that it's such an underappreciated and often poorly implemented technology.

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 No.1073219

File: 0e9b6b43b54ea4e⋯.jpg (236.06 KB, 1500x1457, 1500:1457, serveimage.jpg)

What are some good digital cameras? Looking to spend less than $150.

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 No.1073276

>>1073201

>eink tablet

That's a pretty interesting idea. Light weight, good battery life, visibility actually depends on external light... it hits all the notes. For just programming it doesn't matter even if the screen refreshing is somewhat fucked.

I'm concerned about the software they run on though, I'm not too keen on the idea of a terminal-only operating system. I'd like to be able to draw some kind of graphics for example (not necessarily opengl or realtime animation or anything, just simple visual representations). I'm also not knowledgeable enough about that kind of devices to start customizing them much.

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 No.1073280

>>1072750

Bump, I guess.

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 No.1073301

File: 9d106060a0fcaf5⋯.jpg (178.49 KB, 1500x1323, 500:441, 81QhY1WOYJL._SL1500_.jpg)

Looking to upgrade my GPU, don't know if I should get another 1060 and run 2 of them or if I should get something different to replace it.

current GPU is GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB

MOBO is Z370 tomahawk

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xrjjw6 here's my full setup

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 No.1073304

>>1073301

>novideo+intel-aviv

>>>/g/

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 No.1073306

>>1073304

yeah, I'm aware.

I wasn't aware when I got them

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 No.1073311

>>1073301

Multicard is absolute fucking trash forget about it.

Problem becomes, if you want an upgrade Nvidia has retarded prices and AMD can barely compete.

If a VEGA 56 is enough for what you have in mind then go for that, shouldn't be too hard to find one for under 250., 64 present no real improvement except in compute heavy tasks, it's honestly the most sensible option for now.

Now if you need an actually big upgrade your only real option is finding a 1080ti for around 450 which is somewhat hard but far from impossible, AMD has nothing that can actually stand well against that muh RVII need not apply, 700 bucks abomination that barely catches up to the 1080ti and RTX is not gonna be anywhere near that (you'd be lucky to find a 2080 for 650 and that's a bit worse than the 1080ti in some cases and a 2070 would simply get crushed by the 1080ti while costing the same).

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 No.1073326

>>1073301

>get another 1060 and run 2 of them

1060 does not support hardware SLI. And software-based multiGPU relies on DX12/VK and proper implementation by vidya devs.

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 No.1073327

>>1073311

best price i can find to what you said is the vega 56 for $270. most 1080ti's I see are 600+.

thanks for the info

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 No.1073523

>>1073276

The eink tablet I have has an HDMI connector that lets you use it as a real screen but the stupid chinks never got it working right. (it reports back the wrong resolution) I can say from experience that you wanna stay text based, even on the 8 FPS the very good eink tablets can do in a special refresh mode, operating a mouse cursor is not fun. Else it can display graphics just fine. Pictures even if B/W look pretty cool on it and it's fast enough to sorta browse the internet or run a few android apps. What many people don't know is that eInk technology is up to displaying thousands of colors already. Such a screen just costs a few grand. The problem is that the company that holds the patents on eInk technology monopolizes that entire field with an iron fist stifling every and any innovation and price competition, that's why that shit is so expensive and non-accessible. Also the technology is kinda complicated to implement.

Otherwise the eink screens you can buy from waveshare are screens that can be programmed by pixel, so nothing is in the way of displaying graphics. But yeah, you'd have to more or less whip up your own thing, there's nothing really ready-made. I think the price combined with the fact that you can actually damage the screens by using them wrongly keeps hobbists away. Much cheaper and easier to just buy some used LCD with proper DVI/HDMI connector for 20$. I'm gonna eventually build such an eink screen for myself (not really happy with the tablet) but it'll cost me money and time and it isn't a high priority right now. There are a few mobile projects out there that implement eink, like some hipster typewriter with 6" screen.

There's also character LCDs (think old calculators) and there used to be "mobile" computers in the 80s with such screens. They work relatively well in sunlight and aren't that power hungry either, also faster, much cheaper and easier to program. Downside is they're very size limited usually.

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 No.1073608

>>1073111

>>1072114

>backdoored flash drives

Is this seriously a thing (let alone a common thing) these days? How to stay clear of it? What brands are actually reputable?

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 No.1073678

>>1073608

The circuit board on any flash drive is going to be smaller than your average hard drive or SSD. Any of them can be potentially backdoored or some kind of botnet. Flash drives make more sense in terms of spreading malware, whereas an internal drive would offer better persistence. And if you try to reverse engineer it at some point you will end up (without specialist tools and information) have to do the same for some kind of processor or microcontroller and it basically becomes impossible. So the question is not easy to answer, as the average consumer would not be able to verify whether anything is really, truly safe to use.

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 No.1073682

>>1064305

Hormonal problems during pregnancy caused by modern living.

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 No.1073734

>>1073678

>>1073608

this, but I wouldn't worry too much about it, else you'll go as insane as many people here. Everything with a microcontroller or processor of some sort (this even includes harddrives from 20 years ago) could theoretically be backdoored and made to spy on you. If somebody who had the resources to do these kinds of things wanted your secrets that bad, they'd just work you over with a metal pipe until you even confess to things you didn't do. Only thing you should be worried about is passive data gathering on a big scale, because you're defintively targeted for that and there are still ways to make it difficult.

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 No.1073736

are trackball mice worth it? I'm setting up a system for multimedia consumption with an ARM SBC and android and I'd favor a mouse to a touchscreen, but I also don't want a mouse I have to move around a lot. If they're worth it, what model is good and doesn't break the bank if I decide it isn't for me?

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 No.1073739

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 No.1073741

File: b5429915032ede6⋯.png (596.84 KB, 838x656, 419:328, armory-mark-one.png)

>>1073739

Very expensive, MK1 mostly sold out online. Or completely sold out? I unno..

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 No.1073763

>>1073741

Anyone have a good guide on how to use one of these? I literally found one on the street, but was not able to mount it, nor get gnugp to recognize it as a smart card.

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 No.1073778

>>1058485

Get a refurb iPhone6 or a BBerry Q10 from Canada if you’re a real nigga

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 No.1073779

>>1073219

Nope. Photos are gaymemed anyway

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 No.1073780

>>1073005

10.1in laptops eBay or pawn can be had for $50 bucks

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 No.1073796

>>1073763

Could be you have a broken device? Have you tried with a different OS?

You can SSH into them, at least that's what their video suggests.

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 No.1073797

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 No.1073798

>>1073763

Seems like you just add your payload into an SD card and get it going.

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 No.1073803

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 No.1073883

>>1073803

I don't believe it is actually the USB Armory brand, it is a generic PGP USB Smart Card. That's just called a security token, right?

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 No.1073889

>>1073883

Maybe one of these?

http://www.techworld.com/news/security/dropbox-now-secured-using-cheap-u2f-tokens-3622744/

Very similar. But no, the usb armory is a small computer usb. A lot cheaper to just buy a new laptop though, but it is pretty neat, wish it was still around, for a lower price

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 No.1073893

File: 0c13cf76dbd5941⋯.png (402.8 KB, 800x1217, 800:1217, mic.png)

I'm looking to buy a cheap microphone with decent sound quality, just need it for talking with people not recording stuff.

I think I've read some people recommending a basic logitech one in the past but don't remember what it's called.

Found pic related in a store near me for a low price but the name doesn't turn anything up so it's probably some Chinese piece of shit.

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 No.1073964

>>1073889

This is the exact brand of the thing I found

http://www.yubico.com/

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 No.1073965

>>1073964

The key is blue, so I believe it is the "Security Key" variant

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 No.1073973

File: f448c47b11800be⋯.png (180.27 KB, 608x440, 76:55, yubihsm-product-pg-left-60….png)

>>1073965

Is it just me, or do these look too good to be true?

Now I wanna try both this AND the usb armory.

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 No.1073982

>>1073973

I use a yubikey at work, take it from experience you don't want the super tiny flush ones. You want the bigger ones that can be inserted and removed often. You'll accidentally touch the micro ones just having it in your lap, but the normal sized ones don't have that issue.

Also it's not secure if you leave it with the computer all the time. The whole POINT is that when you walk away from the computer, you take the key with you so when Jamal runs off with the laptop he can't access your shit.

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 No.1073986

>>1073982

I didn't want to use it as a boot key (though now I am enticed), I wanted to use it to hold PGP Keys. I think that my found "Security Key" does not hold that ability.

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 No.1074014

These keys are security theatre and overengineered nonsense which goals can be achieved in much more common and cheaper ways. Also good job botnetting your machine with plugging an usb stick you literally found somewhere.

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 No.1074086

>>1074014

Evidence?

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 No.1074168

>>1074014

It seemed safe due to the circumstances surrounding its finding. It also isn't a USB Stick, I never assumed it to be. I thought it was a usb PGP Smart Card and now see it is not.

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 No.1074530

I'd like a basic monitor recommendation, current monitor is over 20 years old.

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 No.1074543

>>1074530

If money is no object get an EIZO with a calibration kit, if not just get the cheapest thing that has the basic fit for your needs (aka TB / IPS / VA , size and refresh rate, connectors aren't relevant there's adapter for absolutely everything)

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 No.1074547

Very close to buying a Vega 64 Nitro+ because fuck Navi and fuck JewVidia. Should I do it, coming from a RX480?

€380 is quite a staggering amount of cash for a NEET but if I can use the same card for five years or more i'm willing to pay that much, hell I have been using that RX480 since the end of 2016.

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 No.1074550

>>1074547

Nope, not worth in three ways,

64 does nothing if you're gaming as you can simply OC / flash a 64 BIOS on a 56 and get 99% of the performance level at a nnoticeably lower power consumption

400 bucks is too much for a VEGA when the 5700 will cost that much and beat VEGA it at all don't bother unless you can go under 300

Lastly the improvement isn't all that high to begin with so I'd say it's not worth, now if you were aiming for something like a 1080ti that's would be another story especially if you can get one for around 450

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 No.1074557

>>1074550

V56 is retardedly overpriced here and the V64 Nitro+ is currently on sale at Amazon DE.

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 No.1074601

File: 9ff7e64308a5353⋯.jpg (52.72 KB, 675x450, 3:2, feature-pdp-retro-kit-vide….jpg)

Hello /tech/, I'm looking for a 1080p motion and sound sensitive video camera suitable for mounting on a wall or door featuring a wireless interface allowing me to recieve notifications on my phone when movement/audio is detected. It should not be battery powered and ideally be free of all subscription service bullshit, any recording functionality should be able to be configured to only store video locally on a hard drive connected to my router.

Bonus points for a push button.

Picture not related, this piece of shit has an internal battery that isn't user servicable.

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 No.1074759

File: 226c1d08c20cded⋯.png (262.18 KB, 313x453, 313:453, clarkson gormless.png)

>>1074658

I work in metal fabrication but I don't have much knowledge of electronics so while I could absolutely build the housing and rig it up to a power supply I don't have the first fucking clue when it comes to connecting a camera to a circuit board and then have that thing communicate with my phone.

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 No.1074830

>>1074759

raspberry pi, camera of choice and some time. add in a UPS if you worry about power outages.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-low-cost-HD-surveillance-camera/

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 No.1074880

What is the best possible dumb-phone you can buy? I need phone calls and texts, and that is it, too many of the ones I looked at try to cram other useless shit I do not want in there.

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 No.1074924

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 No.1074936

What is the least awful more recent smart phone I can get without paying a ridiculous price? It can't be a dumb phone because the horribly modern society forces me to use various smart phone exclusive functions to do basic things that used to work just fine without them. I looked at the links in >>1067755 and >>1074924 but all the suggested phones on the replicant site are ancient by phone standards which means that they cannot be acquired for a decent price, if at all, where I live. I'm hopeless when it comes to assembling things myself so the zerophone thing isn't a realistic option at the moment, and judging by the site it's a WIP anyway. What's the least bad option I have?

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 No.1075197

>>1074936

A used galaxy note. Big screen, big battery, and a pen (even if you dont need it, its there).

They are always fully-featured and have good custom roms since they are flagship when they came out (depending what generation you get). How new is up to you and your budget. Just see whatever the latest version of lineage Is that they support from xda-developers or something.

I suggest a samsung because even though their resale is a little higher than some other brands, they have a faster turnover since users tend to upgrade since they can afford it. So used ones at a discount hit the market quicker and are a decent deal.

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 No.1075200

>>1067052

Not having to let the key come up past the "bump" of blue(and brown?) is why I prefer the reds. You can actually press it faster if you really mash that much. Personally I have never had a problem with wondering if I hit a key.

The only issue I faced was that when I first switched from blue (tactile+click) I made alot of typos. With blues, being inaccurate and glancing another key while typing didnt matter, but the reds would get activated by that occasionally due to no bump and lighter pressure required.

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 No.1075243

>>1070997

Industrial applications.

Lotta things are still serial because "it just works"

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 No.1075415

>>1074936

I have an HTC M10, currently running LineageOS with MicroG.

It has expandle storage, the battery isn't too hard to replace, and I got mine brand new for >$200. As long as you don't have Verizon it's a solid buy

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 No.1075534

File: 756e70e318257af⋯.jpg (125.2 KB, 1280x949, 1280:949, T3610_0__09721.1552491029.jpg)

File: 3afb62de75aa745⋯.jpg (101.15 KB, 1000x750, 4:3, IMG_5475_1000x.JPG)

any opinions on these dell precision workstations (t3600, T3610). I keep seeing these on ebay for like $200 with 4 or 6 cores xeon, 16gb of ECC RAM. on paper they look like kickass machines. mainly interested in the model with the E5-1650 V2 @ 3.5Ghz. they have 635w Gold certified PSU which should be enough for most mid range GPU.

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 No.1075547

Need a portable laptop that can substitute for a good mid-high level desktop. Is there anything for less then $800-700 and isn't chink crap?

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 No.1075623

Is Novogara hosting still as bulletproof as Ecatel was? Could I host a mass mailer or a port scanner? Will they take down the site if they get to many abuse report?

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 No.1075731

>>1075623

stop being a nigger

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 No.1075945

>>1075547

A toughbook. eBay.

CF-31 is a good model, very common.

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 No.1076217

File: 8b0098b03bb172f⋯.jpg (77.57 KB, 346x339, 346:339, srsbns.jpg)

Does anyone have any ideas of a device that I could use for a schedule/alarm/reminder system other than a smart phone? I'm looking for something portable enough to carry around, naturally, and although I have a watch, it doesn't have the options that I need.

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 No.1076221

File: 2587d1a5d0823ba⋯.webm (3.56 MB, 480x360, 4:3, DS Organize-1mOaVLWRJuk.webm)

>>1076217

Nintendo DS with flash cart

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 No.1076229

File: ae0ff8c6e6a6085⋯.jpg (64.72 KB, 640x618, 320:309, 69638_front.jpg)

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 No.1076414

>>1076217

a small spiral-bound notebook of paper, and a pen.

a tiny GPD laptop. Fits in your pocket. Some of them run Linux.

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 No.1076449

I haven't had to shop for a keyboard since 1999, and now I need one and I'm looking at the tidal wave of rainbow-colored trash on Amazon and I want to kill everyone.

I just want something that -

1) Feels sufficiently heavy that I'm not going to move it around while typing aggressively.

2) Has the full 104 key complement and isn't super tiny. I'm a classically trained typist so novelty shit fucks me up. Additional macro keys are welcome.

3) Can be used both wired and wirelessly with a rechargable battery that charges while wired.

4) Just enough backlighting so I can see in the dark without also being a faggoty disco ball.

Now people are down all the way into being picky about the individual switches under the keys, but I can't find a decent board with this combo?

It feels like tools have been replaced with vanity plates.

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 No.1076454

>>1076449

best look into mechanical keyboards, they should have all kinds of variants, even non-gaymur stuff while being open enough to change shit. usually comes with a price tho.

added bonus of better typing. no idea about wireless.

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 No.1076548

>>1076449

1) and 2) Shouldn't be an issue, there should be many of those

3) Possibly the only severely limiting factor

4) Not an issue, you can usually change the setting

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 No.1076604

File: b6cc6553bf7e93a⋯.png (18.15 KB, 500x500, 1:1, Image User.png)

Does anyone make cases that look similar to a Powermac G5, but is designed like a standard ATX case?

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 No.1076692

How to go about DIY NAS? Should use as little power and be as quiet as possible. Premade NAS enclosures from Qnap or Synology are vastly overpriced (and probably botnet too). Is some kind of ultra small form factor PC something to consider, or will it still use too much power and won't have enough space for drives?

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 No.1076706

>>1076692

This is the least botnet and low-power you can get, while supporting multiple disks (for RAID or whatever). They have PCIe SATA card and fancy case for it:

http://www.pine64.org/rockpro64/

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 No.1076710

File: 1a0715809d9c28c⋯.png (24.88 KB, 287x598, 287:598, 2019-07-10-094613_287x598_….png)

Looking for some botnet-free motherboard.

I was thinking about GA-G41M-ES2L with Libreboot or some VIA ones.

Do you have any better ideas?

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 No.1076766

I need an adjustable height desk that can accommodate:

>a tablet

>a drawing board/is a drawing board

>a long'ish midi keyboard

and can also go low enough that I can sit on a floor mat or something like that

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 No.1076897

So I've heard some laptops wont let you take windows 10 off of them. Anyone here know which?

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 No.1076911

>>1076897

I don't know exactly what you mean but everything (afaik) that comes preinstalled with W10 has fastboot and secureboot enabled, which means you must boot into Windows first in order to access the BIOS so you can install something else. Other than that I don't really know.

>>1076221

I know some anons say they've used their DS's as an clock for a decade, still using them today, so that's a testament to their reliability.

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 No.1077082

>>733050

I’m a programmer. I type a lot. Would I benefit from a mechanical keyboard? When I look for mechanical keyboards online all of them are marketed to GAYmers. It looks childish. They are marketed towards teenagers. I do not play games. But even for gaming, I doubt that a keyboard makes a 200-dollar diffrence. I have plenty of money to spend on things, but I hate spending money on stupid things. QIs a mechanical keyboard for me?

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 No.1077083

>>1077082

*Is a mechanical keyboard for me?

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 No.1077088

>>1077082

>>1077083

yes, the first issue is finding out what switch type you prefer.

if you're near a bestbuy/microcenter or something stop in and try their example mech boards to get a general feel for linear, tactile, and clicky switches. a lot of people that type a lot like clicky boards but they can be loud and not suited for an office, but a poorly built board can be rather loud too even with "silent" switches.

there's plenty of boards out there that are targeted towards power users and programmers, planck keyboard and soarer's converter come to mind for straight usefulness with programmable layers and whatever else.

check out this thread http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0 it'll go into way more detail and answer any other questions you have.

steer clear of most of the gamer keyboards, A LOT of it is garbage marketing shit with LEDs tacked on the LEDs can be fun sometimes.

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 No.1077089

>>733050

What's a cheap nigga phone with basic smartphone features that has working telegram app and internet browser under 50 dollars used

What's a good AMD-ryzen (even 1st gen is fine) motherboard+processor (processor at least 2 times better than AMD-A10-6700) combo and RAM for 200 dollars (8 gig ram minnimum) for 200 dollars?

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 No.1077090

>>1077089

any android device.

pcpartpicker

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 No.1077091

>>1077090

Some androids are no longer supported (see LG Xpression 2)

There's also a reason why people say "dont buy gigabyte" or "dont buy msi"

Give me what YOU think is a good pick

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 No.1077093

>>1077091

>LG Xpression 2

that things fucking ancient, why did you even bring that pos up?

nearly any modern $50-100 phone is more than enough to do what you say.

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 No.1077098

>>1072314

flokinet. They have a pretty good stance on copyright, allow hidden services, dont require any personal information, and accept crypto payment. They are who vincent canfield colocates servers with for his "cockbox" service if you are familiar.

From their "abuse" page:

>Copyright infringement is treated in accordance with the laws of the country where the affected server is located, and claims require proper documentation from your side. Please notice that false shutdown requests, for example false DMCA requests, may face legal action. Liability issues aside, we are not willing to knowingly help someone silence valid criticism by going along with false or overly broad DMCA Notifications.

Its not said outright, but basically they will only comply with EU copyright law and ignore dmca (the vast majority of copyright claims) since its in Romania.

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 No.1077213

File: ff5d2cf03c90aab⋯.png (559.06 KB, 821x3109, 821:3109, ff5d2cf03c90aabe8b57dd0181….png)

PC noob here.

Help me pick the best choice anon.

~$90

Compaq 8200 elite sff

i3 2120 / Q67 + unknown gpu included

250gb

4gb RAM

~$110

Compaq 6200 Mid tower

i5 2400 (on board vga, maybe has graphics)

320gb

4gb ram

~$130

dell optiplex 3010 Desktop

i5 3470

250gb

4gb RAM

~$120

HP Elitedesk 800 SFF

i3 4160t /Q87 (possibly no cooler)

8gb RAM

no hdd yet

~$55

dell optiplex 780 SFF

c2d e8400

(maximum upgrade is core 2 quad Q6600 but most out there are not genuine)

2gb RAM

250gb

my pick leans towards the $110 compaq one, since it can fit full height pci.

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 No.1077233

>>1077213

A lot of office PCs like that have non-standard motherboard power connectors which would limit you to the power supply it came with. Something to look out for.

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 No.1077237

>>1077233

I think I'll go with the HP Elitedesk 800 SFF.

Can get it to under a $105.

nvidia 1050 and 1030s are known to work for these models as it comes with

<Internal 320-W power supply

< (2) PCI Express x1 (v2.0)

< (1) PCI Express x 16 (v2.0 - wired as x4)

< (1) PCI Express x16 (v3.0)

< (1) Optional PCI (v2.3)

Not sure about the story if it's half-height but I'm assuming it is with the form factor.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-elitedesk-800-g1-small-form-factor-pc/5387475/document/c03832938

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-elitedesk-800-g1-small-form-factor-pc/5387475/document/c03832938

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 No.1077299

File: 02d5ee89fbd0f3a⋯.png (219.86 KB, 627x682, 57:62, as thus botnet grows.png)

>>1073982

Well you can stick a tux mascot keychain if need be. The point of small yubi is that you can hide it even in the keychain figure itself or even mold your flash drive so it doesn't scream "I'm a yubikey" in public. It's meant to be discreet.

If you're some extreme journalist or assange-level in a botnet country and own these keys they'd likely get scanned at body scanners (like airports or borders) and chances are they'll know you use yubikeys so you're put under threat watchlist.

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 No.1077301

>>1074014

This literally. What if the firmware got replaced when plugged into some infected device like the middle east botnet? IIRC usb is kinda shitty in security standpoint.

Also raises all the red flags

>California-based

>dot com domain and not a dot org

>proprietary and private

>facebook and google uses it

even draws more interest hmm.

What people need is generating enough entropy for RNG. If we're dealing with security, the device should be free and open schematic and diy-able.

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 No.1077354

Yes. Entropy is also very easy and cheap to gather. In fact, it's all around you.

>>1077082

If you wanna try it out, there are often old cherry keyboards sold on eBay. They usually come from traders that sell off old office stock. They have the same high quality mechanical switches, have a plain appearance and often cost next to nothing. Always surprised people are not all over them. If you are good with DIY, you can mod them to your hearts content. You can also get all kinds of replacement keycaps off aliexpress.

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 No.1077381

what's the best site for finding a good mid-range pre-built gaming pc?

anyone have any recommendations?

looking for the $500-1000 range, to play popular games like fortnite at really good fps

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 No.1077457

>>1077381

>pre-built

no, pls don't. (((Pre-buit))) PCs are a scam 99% of the time. assembling a PC is easy. many people have recommended this site for part recommendations: http://www.logicalincrements.com/ Also, I recommend buying an AMD CPU since (((Intel's))) CPUs have been hit the hardest by Meltdown/Spectre hardware bugs.

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 No.1077535

>>733050

Should I purchase a Logitech MX Master 2s. I do not play games. I use GNU/Linux exclusively and I’m not sure how I would adjust sensitivity with out the Windows-only software. The new Microsoft Intellimouse Pro and Intellimouse Classic look cool but both come with Windows-only drivers. Do I even need a fancy mouse? Recommend me stuff, please!

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 No.1077546

>>1077535

no you don't. Fancy mice are a waste of money and funnily enough, in my own experience always tend to develop faults like the wheel not working correctly or buttons failing. I used to fall for them for a while so I know. Just get some cheap old Logitech or microsoft optical mouse, two buttons+3rd scrollwheel which supports both ps/2 and usb. You can get them used almost for free because they last forever. Just take them apart and clean them first because everything else would be gross. If you wanna be extra fancy you can get some cheap plastic/teflon feet off aliexpress for literally a dime a dozen so you can replace them sometimes. Paying more than ten bucks incl. shipping for some default optical mouse is a waste of money.

Some people swear by trackballs. I never tried them. I can't imagine they're nice to handle but who knows.

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 No.1077551

Are mechanical keyboards a gimmick? I’m thinking about purchasing a Leopold FC900 for 120 USD. Or maybe a Unicomp?

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 No.1077601

>>1077551

I use a Kinesis ergo mechanical keyboard, and for me it's definitely not a gimmick. The plain old flat ones, I have no idea about, and no interest in either.

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 No.1077609

>>1077535

there are mice that have linux software, I use a Razor Deathadder elite with acceleration off, 800/1000DPI, 1k polling. works just fine with openrazor+whatever frontend you want.

the software can't remap the few extra buttons it has but that's simple enough with some searching.

>>1077551

not a gimmick, see the link here >>1077088 . I've been using a leopold FC500 since 2012, Good no frills keyboard, built well. it has somehow survived 5 or so drink spills to date, one of them being milk.

I really like buckling springs too, I'd daily my model f if it wasn't for the noise. the reset of clicky switches does bother my the few times I play games, so that's something to consider.

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 No.1077610

I wish to have a silent workstation PC. I bought a 3600X. I would want to use NH-U12A but I can not find it anywhere. Would pairing a 3600X with a NH-D15 be overkill?

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 No.1077614

Is there any point in enabling AHCI on Core2 era motherboards? Or is it better to just leave it in IDE compatibility mode?

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 No.1077645

>>1077614

enabling it can make windows have a stroke if you're in IDE mode already. dunno what linux would do or if it would even care.

if you run any modernish drives enable it. IDE mode will choke any SSD to ~120MBs read and rape the I/O speed even worse. in AHCI SATA2 can easily do ~260MBs read/write with respectable I/O speeds. these numbers can also slowdown HDD's but that really depends on their speed in the end. old drives are slow as shit.

also AHCI will most likely disable the IDE ports if that matters to you.

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 No.1077783

>>1077610

no such thing as overkill there, it'll just help make the fan work less. I have the D15 too. Had it since 3 PCs. Noctua offers cheap upgrade kits to mount it on new sockets. It's worth the price and I'd plan in to use it for coming PCs.

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 No.1077967

I fell for the trackball mice meme and I'll get one. The problem is, I can't find anywhere what's the difference between MX Ergo and MX Ergo Plus (apart from the 10⁰ more tilt). Do any of you know?

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 No.1077970

>>1077610

if you want silent check a dark rock 4 or mugen 5. latter is slighty higher temp, equal noise to the dark rock but like half the price of a d15.

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 No.1077978

>>1077546

>>1077535

they use the same stuff internally, so cheap stuff fails just as much. most of it is fixable anyway (like doubleclick on logitech which is simple wear&tear) and depending when it happens they usually exchange shit with no fuss.

>Paying more than ten bucks incl. shipping for some default optical mouse is a waste of money.

+ time cleaning + money for new rubbers

>Windows-only drivers

pretty sure those will work under linux, you just won't be able to change settings for dpi, macros etc. wouldn't even know if there's company offering a linux version of those tools. only option would be to set it and hope the mouse has an internal memory so it uses that shit on it's own instead of loading it via software every time.

>Logitech MX Master 2s

looks like overkill and only really worth if you use all it's features (which is what drives the price up in the end, unless it's some meme gaymur feature), then it's still a question how good those features are, like that using 3 pcs at once etc. personally dislike wireless cause it tends to annoy you just in the wrong moment.

more important to grab a mouse that fits for use comfortably since you gonna use that shit for a while. mate of mine got hands like frying pans so logitech is pretty much of the question for him.

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 No.1078053

>>1077967

That is the only difference, but it is well worth the plus.

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 No.1078122

I'm interested in buying an MP4 player so I can watch videos while I'm away from my home. What are some decent models? I don't need anything with fancy features either.

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 No.1078172

>>1078122

an android phone.

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 No.1078250

File: 6949c9abe340064⋯.png (415.94 KB, 750x450, 5:3, Business Card.png)

>VPN provider decided to upgrade their OpenDNS protocols

>without notifying anyone firsthand

>client keeps dropping randomly and refuses to connect sometimes

>thought it was an issue on my end for the longest time, spent days trying to find the problem before I realized this only happened when I had my VPN on

>provider offers an update to fix it, still doesn't work

>have to do a full uninstall then install it again for it to work

>forum pages upon pages of angry members as one poor mod tries to handle everything

their service is otherwise the best I've used but it baffles me how they could be this stupid. everything seems to be working fine again, but in case it doesn't what are some good providers that

>have good speeds and stable connection

>accepts crypto for payment

>doesn't log or keep any data whatsoever

>isn't based in a Big Brother country (or at least has servers that aren't)

>has somewhat competent customer support

>won't rape my wallet (right now paying $30/year because they never canceled a promocode that offers 50% off for life)

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 No.1078266

>>1078250

its like the vpn companies own this place now and use it as support and shilling forum. there are vpn posts and threads everywhere

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 No.1078307

>>1078122

Bump

>>1078172

Can I have a suggestion that isn't Botnet?I just want a device that plays music/videos not one with internet, wifi, ect.

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 No.1078314

Need a good durable Aux cable.

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 No.1078800

>>1078307

Your problem would be battery life as most mp4/mp5 chink player suck unless they allow for AA batteries of your own. They also break without notice and beyond fixable.

Otherwise just buy a cheap android phone preferably with at least dual core mali400mp2+ gpu which is enough to drive even compressed h264/720p or uncompressed/1080p.

You can use mpv on android now too.

If you manage to find one, try to avoid turning on any radios - you can disable that in the software level too and if you know how to port roms and modify android system to obliterate botnet directly or if this is too much of a chore just get a offline tablet made pre-2012 or pre-obama. Any tablet after that is botnet and have a mandatory 3g/4g network.

My suggestion is get a Samsung Note 2 and install replicant and voila, botnet:gone. Your last problem would be the decaying OLED which by now there's likely a compatible after-market LED-lit lcd replacement from Chinaman.

you can start hunting for these devices http://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php

they're pretty cheap now around $20 is the right price assuming it had no recurring issues.

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 No.1079027

Any recommendations for external optical drives? I will be ripping CD and want something that reads the data accurately. Small plus if they are USB-C but I have an adapter to USB-A. Preferably under $20.

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 No.1079036

File: c0b00b148de5785⋯.jpg (35.04 KB, 800x406, 400:203, usb_dvd.jpg)

>>1079027

The sad truth regarding my experience with optical drives: buy used. The newer ones are cheaply made and die within a year. My best burner is a Sony AW-G540A dual layer IDE drive in a firewire enclosure!

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 No.1079208

>>1079027

I have an LG BluRay player in an external enclosure. I use it for ripping 4k blurays and burning DVDs, been working really well for a couple years now.

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 No.1079355

>>1078250

Out of curiosity which VPN provider is it?

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 No.1079386

what are some /tech/ approved smartphones?

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 No.1079407

>>1079386

They all have shit security, but apple gives your data to the government, while google both give it to the government and share with it with it's partners. Chinese android phones do that AND give your data to the CCP.

With that being said, depends on what you want on your smartphone. Good camera? "Features"? Good price? It all depends.

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 No.1079620

>>1079386

Get one that's officially supported by LineageOS so you at least get the latest android versions and security patches so you're not stuck 2 years behind with an ancient kernel that has DirtyCOW and an android bug that allows rooting via opening a .png

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 No.1079683

>>1073311

>VII abomination

16GB VRAM is nice for everything that involves heavy workload. I'm seriously considering it.

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 No.1079757

File: 24bfdd3733b8dc0⋯.jpg (406.88 KB, 1280x1871, 1280:1871, 1558841453554.jpg)

Moving to a new place and I need to set up a boomer friendly home media center. Everything from media services to equipment recs.

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 No.1079816

>>1079757

>Server

Use Jellyfin. It's like Plex but FLOSS

>Hardware

Anything will work really, it depends on what storage and transcoding requirements you have

>Stream Box

Again, depends on requirements. If you want to get into HDR and multichannel audio you'll need some special hardware, otherwise you can just get an Android box or a pie and put kodi or the Jellyfin app on there

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 No.1079869

File: 480f3c671a4063a⋯.png (256.98 KB, 550x880, 5:8, 480f3c671a4063a874ab6f64a5….png)

I need a music player, more specifically with the following shit:

>UI with folder structure

>proper random shuffle and weighted shuffle, bonus points if customizable

>external storage of at least 64 gigs, 128 would be optimal

>good audio quality, not necessarily audiophile tier

>bonus points if lightweight

now my budget for this would be around 150, since I'd be pulling this out of my pocket however my parents have been nagging me to get a new CIA tracking device for years now since mine is a piece of shit, and if I told them I'd want to get one, they'd gladly shell out up to 300 themselves for it. I was wondering, is it worth getting a phone instead of an mp4 player today? would a phone have the same audio quality of a music player? if so can you recommend me some phones that would double as a good music player? if not can you recommend me some mp4 players in that price range?

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 No.1079891

>>1079869

if you go the phone route the player on the phone is the main issue software wise I use blackplayer but it doesn't fill your requirements.

if they're buying you a new botnet, and you can convince them, bluetooth headsets with aptx hd are alright and double as a headset if you need your hands free. at that point the you can ignore the phones DAC and focus on just the headset's audio quality.

if you get a tracking device just make sure it has an sd card slot

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 No.1079904

>>1079891

Bluetooth sounds like shit

>>1079869

If you get a phone make sure it has Lineage support and an SD slot. Poweramp is probably the best music app I've used but it's not FLOSS

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 No.1079964

File: e110377f93df088⋯.jpg (42.55 KB, 500x450, 10:9, top.jpg)

Found this General Dynamic GD8000 unit, for a fair price. I read Computrace is optional on them. If it doesn't have Computrace, is it worth it?

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 No.1079972

>>1079904

>Bluetooth sounds like shit

modern codecs are CD quality, which is why I mentioned aptx HD.

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 No.1080023

>>1079972

Even then you'll still rely on they internal amp to make it sound good which it most likely never will because it has to fit inside the headphones

Best example of that is the MOOH-BE00BT

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 No.1080162

>>1079869

Fiio X5III

But if I were you, I'd look for something that uses a nokia bl-5b/c battery since lithium shits will render device with unbearable battery life after a year of daily use.

>if so can you recommend me some phones that would double as a good music player?

Try phones like LG v30 or samsung S/note flagships (even as old as Note1 have yamaha sound card) They really do sound different with the same earphone but that is if you've been using 20mw+ rated earphone drivers over >2mw shitphones with bad soundcard.

>>1079904

>poweramp

Maple player is the best (just firewall it or crack premium so there's no ads), music visualizer for eyecandy but I think they pulled it out of playstore.

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 No.1080163

>>1077381

>prebuilt

if you're just playing shit like fortnite just buy a laptop with mx150 or rx570. It's just as good as the desktop counterpart (desktop 1030 and 570). the thing is there was no noticeable value in desktop graphics in the last 4 years but the laptops are really benefiting the 14nm fabs and can run them just as good as desktop gpu.

well with your budget you could just build something out of chinkshits like powercolor because you'll have to spend $200-300 for a decent power supply and ryzen cpus aren't getting any cheaper.

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 No.1080164

>>1080162

It's also worth mentioning phones that supports audio over micro-b/c usb the powerdraw will be better and also the audio quality.

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 No.1080166

>>1073311

>not using RVII for running deepnude at 10 megapixels

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 No.1080167

>>1072750

d-link ac or asus ac

install openwrt tomato while you're at it

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 No.1080169

>>1072604

>>1072646

http://www.wandboard.org/

>quadcore and non-botnet

allwinner is a decent choice

mali400 can run with lima driver

vivante can run with etnaviv

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 No.1080171

>>1077967

wrong meme, you should go for delux vertical mice

>>1078250

>vpn

>not shadow

>>1077381

tri-channel memory hexacore xeon (6 core 12 threads) with 750ti

can't go above $350 with the right places but if you want meme 48GiB memory maybe $500

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 No.1080176

File: d90f86c4449dcd2⋯.webm (4.38 MB, 854x480, 427:240, wooow.webm)

>>1079904

>>1079891

the phone route is something I would like to avoid IF possible, as in if I can't find anything that satisfies those requirements in that price range. also would older xperia models be any good? I don't really trust samsung much

>>1080162

>Fiio X5III

>299 dollarydoos on amazon

>touchscreen

>running android

anon, that seems a bit overkill and definitely way over my budget, I don't

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 No.1080283

>>1079869

Rockboxed sansa clip plus, if you can find a new accumulator for it since the embedded one is guaranteed to be shot

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 No.1080291

>>1080283

now that does indeed look pretty good especially for the price tag. I kept seeing those but never bothered checking them out because they looked like chinkshit.

however, I saw they only accept up to 32 gigs sd cards and that's kind of a deal breaker because I really need a lot of space. I saw the newer models are even worse with no sd cards at all, and faulty screens, batteries etc, especially the ones marketed for sport. don't they have premium models with more storage options?

>if you can find a new accumulator for it since the embedded one is guaranteed to be shot

I dan't into fixing so that's a no-no

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 No.1080325

>>1080176

>overkill

Oh sorry, I meant FiiO m3k which is $79.

>also would older xperia models be any good? I don't really trust samsung much

There are small kitkat era xperias that have 3" screens. Though I'd say samsung is quite okay since you can get an S2 or note1/2 for $20.

Easily flash those samsungs with kitkat omni rom (archived) or if you're too anal about botnet you can even use replicant roms however wifi might not work because it has blobs and that rom don't.

>>1080283

>>1080176

Not just limited to sansa clip plus, they're overpriced where I live.

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/TargetStatus

>>1080291

I also suggest you also get an IEM either buy these : trn v80 (about $20 right now), Tin t2 ($30).

I prefer the trns though pray you don't get the unbalanced or defective, just send them back if they do.

If you don't have enough budget left you can get the meme kz zsn pro ($15) but it's not that great, the treble sound make hi hats sound like its rusted, the trns make it sound so heavenly.

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 No.1080838

I am considering buying an iPod 4th-6th Generation. I am unsure which. I want to put another alt-rom. I want this alt-rom to play FLAC. Do alt-roms exist for the iPod, that support FLAC? If not, what would you recommend for FLAC playback

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 No.1080839

>>1080838

N/m. A person told me about "Rockbox" before, but I confused it with the Rio for some reason. Guess there are ports. I rephrase my question then, which iPod should I purchase to put Rockbox on

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 No.1080932

File: 1d94d453bb477a7⋯.jpg (43.64 KB, 640x480, 4:3, s-l640.jpg)

does /tech/ even video capture? my old ati theater 550 pro doesn't work with windows 7, so i need a new one to capture some old vhs tapes. anyone know of a good capture card i can use for this?

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 No.1081013

>>1080932

I like Hauppauge, because they actually support Linux. Get a PCIE card because the USB tuners run hot. The card should specify if it comes with a breakout cable with composite and s-video jacks.

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 No.1081016

File: a87514b48a0501b⋯.jpg (6.83 MB, 4800x9900, 16:33, a87514b48a0501bd6872c8f401….jpg)

I need some advice, maybe there's some stuffs that I do not know yet.

Here is what I am planning to build:

>X58 (lga1366)

>X79 (lga2011)

>X99 (lga2011-3)

All of these motherboards are Intel, why do I choose so? These motherboards are pretty cheap and chinks are currently making them so they're new. Even boards that have dual CPU supporting 16 slots R/U/ECC-DIMM RAM cost around $60.

The processors can range up to 6 core from X58 up to 22 core on special X99 xeon boards supporting $4000 cpu that's sold for like ~4% that price today. Other X99 boards don't support xeon but these chink boards do.

X79 is the sweet spot readily supporting dual xeons and usb3.

With this build, I can do a lot of stuff like building diskless clients for a small cafe at cheap cost or even do a lot of things in VM or as a build machine.

Not sure if kvm would work as it should be though (or if that's AMD thing). So far, I don't know stuff with AMD if it's a better option to build but when I checked they're still at 32nm and think there's no market for server stuff in cheap.

>inb4 botnet

Most are and x86 land is proprietary and there's like only 3 or 5 usable x86 motherboards that are have free as in libre bios without libreboot.

>inb4 spectre

With a 22core cpu it won't be a problem at all and is there even AMD replacement? 6 or 12 core costs less than $40.

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 No.1081018

>>1081013

I saw some on Amazon, but, for some reason, video capture devices take a beating in the reviews section. I typically only buy 4.5 star and up, but most video capture devices are less than 4 stars. Lots of negative reviews. I wonder why that is.

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 No.1081020

>>1080839

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodPort

IIRC rockbox are always updated and even have better much recent decoders than the unmaintained stock firmware. Usually support most file formats and yes you can dual boot if you want to hide the doujins.

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 No.1081116

>>1081018

While amazon reviews can be helpful,you always have to consider with reviews on review websites that most normies are borderline retarded. You also see this a lot in places like the google play store. Any app that needs some technical skill to use properly is usually flooded with bad reviews because pajeets and other retards can't figure it out.

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 No.1081188

I am living in a third world country and i want to buy a complete pc set for $250, can you suggest good build?

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 No.1081209

>>1081188

If you don't want gaymes then just find some used office machine. You can find them cheap and probably upgrade them for relatively little.

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 No.1081226

What is the best phone to get for playing audiobooks, jewgle maps, large storage, and taking high quality pictures? (I have no plan to actually use it as a phone).

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 No.1081237

File: 893779ecb148831⋯.jpg (26.1 KB, 500x375, 4:3, u.jpg)

>>1080325

>FiiO m3k

>is indeed an mp4

>reads FLAC (which I forgot to mention was something I wanted)

>up to TWO TERABYTES of memory

>looks small enough

>costs only half my budget

anon, you cool dude, that seems pretty much what I was looking for, does this shit have any downsides?

>I also suggest you also get an IEM

I can't stand in ear designs as I have tight ducts they make my ears hurt over time. normal earphones have too little sound canceling and usually sound like ass, so I was thinking of getting some lightweight headphones like KOSS' portapro or something like that. any recommendation? also fucking thank you for the player recommendation.

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 No.1081238

File: cd7262338cd1f73⋯.png (111.34 KB, 311x304, 311:304, 1304938575093214049578.png)

>>1081237

wait

>touchscreen

FUCK WHY

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 No.1081296

File: 417cb2f200b9d49⋯.jpg (19.08 KB, 473x315, 473:315, t3.jpg)

>>1081237

I think nothing could go wrong with KOSS. Tin audios are pic related but costs more.

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 No.1081297

>>1081188

Elitedesk or Optiplex.

Spend the rest on a unused 1030 graphics card.

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 No.1081384

>>1080932

It's more money, but cheap HDMI upscalers have a better picture than any consumer analog capture device I've seen. Then you only have to worry about capturing HDMI.

>>1081297

Don't pay retail for a 1030. It's not like the used ones were used to mine.

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 No.1081525

Server question

I need to buy some special software for my small company. This software costs about $8000 per core and will process files round ther clock. We can't afford more than one obviously so I need to squeeze as much performance out of this core as possible. The thing goes into a rack and doesn't need more than 32GB ram. What would be a good mother board & CPU combo for this that doesn't break the bank (not more than $3500 or so).

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 No.1081548

>>1081525

Does I/O matter, or does the processing take long enough that it won't have much impact?

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 No.1081550

>>1081548

Shouldn't matter. The smallest files will take at least 1-2 seconds I guess.

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 No.1081592

>>1081550

Then just get whatever has best single core performance. Which is probably OCed 9900k.

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 No.1081635

>>1081525

>$8000 per core

is this common? it's the first I've heard of such a thing.

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 No.1081643

>>1081592

Did some research. Is single core performance the same thing as single thread performance?

>>1081635

Sadly that's nothing when you talk industrial software. Also 20% yearly maintenance fee on top is standard nowadays. And on top of that they either charge you for every transaction or file or you get unlimited transactions or files but then you have a core or processor limit. I can't understand why millions of developers waste their time with web development - which pays nothing - instead of programming enterprise software where you often have only 1 or 2 competitors.

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 No.1081673

>>1081643

>Is single core performance the same thing as single thread performance?

Barring hyperthreading, pretty much. If the license allows running more threads so long as they're all using the same one core, then some of the more exotic CPUs that have 4 or 8 threads per core might be better. I doubt that's an option though, my guess is the license is concerned with "virtual" cores (=threads) or does not support non-x86 CPUs anyway.

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 No.1081840

>>1071361

Why get the X series over the P series? You are a man, so weight shouldn't be a concern.

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 No.1081858

>>1081840

I don't understand why Lenovo has a P1 and a P52s (opposed to the P52) which are thin profile machines. Why not keep all that under the X line.

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 No.1081889

I need help picking out a video card. It's a tough time for it. Shills on both sides defending their brand like it's a fucking political party. Also, the offerings themselves are very underwhelming. I'm leaning toward Nvidia mostly because I can understand their product line a bit better and have bought them in the past. I'm also falling for the VideoLink port meme a bit. Here's my needs:

* i, uh, rarely game. but if i do, i don't want to do it in fucking 1080pleb. 4k gaming, but i dont need high refresh rates or memesync shit

* want excellent power usage because i'd probably use this for password cracking more than gaming and where i live kwh is extremely expensive.

* good hashcat cracking benchmarks

* desire future-proofing, so it should remain relevant for 2-3 years

* possible machine learning experimentation?

obviously the 2080 TI would be the best choice, but I wonder if it's absurdly overpriced for the performance or not. What about a 2070 Super or 5700 XT? Or something I haven't even considered? 1080 TI? Thanks.

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 No.1081890

>>1081889

Forgot to mention, I want it to be viable for VR for years. This is the first step in bulding a VR rig.

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 No.1081903

Whats a good "bulletproof" host?

I already know about Flokinet, its shit.

Koddos and Novogara used to be great, they wouldn't take down your site unless the dutch police started getting in the way but with the new ruling on lolicon I'm thinking not so much.

So where next?

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 No.1082057

Have any of you bought refurbished laptops on Amazon? They have some cheap Lenovos I'm interested in. The thing that puts me off though is I don't know how well they've been cleaned. For all I know, the previous owner was a slob or perhaps even a nigger, and there will be pubes under the keys.

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 No.1082067

File: 4b7f9f1d00e787e⋯.png (258.7 KB, 490x451, 490:451, bear.png)

>>733050

Need a new graphix card to replace my old ass Radeon HD 5770, what's the ideal AMD card for under 200 yuros? Are the logical increment's recommendations good or is it now shill infested to hell and back?

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 No.1082106

File: ab46f70c91218f0⋯.jpg (88.11 KB, 404x500, 101:125, ab46f70c91218f0df1e3dda052….jpg)

>>1081296

are those in ear still? they look in ear at least.

by the way the m3k seemed fucking perfect but again the touch screen is a deal breaker. I looked more into fiio's shit and saw the x1 has mostly the same features with the addition of physical keys, do you know any reason I shouldn't get that, anon?

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 No.1082267

So I've currently got this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KqwTXP

Which I know is mid-level ass. It really wasn't intended to be gaming anything when I built it, but I like to poke around a bit, not usually anything AAA.

Anyway, No Man's Sky is about the most strenuous thing. (Yes, I know it's not well optimized, among other things.) Other than that, I might play Doom 2016.

So, what is the most effective way to upgrade this?

My monitor is only 1080, so I'm not aiming for anything higher than that. Also, I haven't OCed anything as I imagine heat will be an issue in such a small case (which also has a bunch of drives too, so even more limited space)

I'm not looking to spend too much on it, but I'd like to at least get NMS to the point that it doesn't chug, stutter, and spike all over the place. (As much as reasonably possible while keeping the settings nice and pretty)

What's my bottleneck?

What are my options?

I'm looking to accomplish this with around $400, but I'm willing you hear more or less depending on what it'll get me.

Obviously, I'm not too knowledgeable on this.

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 No.1082269

>>1082267

What's wrong with these parts?

I'm still rocking a 750ti and game with no issues, are you a windows nigger?

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 No.1082278

>>1082269

A 750ti and no issues?

Lucky you.

Yes, I'm on Windows, messing with Wine for basic programs is annoying enough, I'm not even going to attempt it with games. (Which I assume is the only other option.)

When I say want to run a game (in this case, No Man's Sky) with minimal issues, I mean I'd prefer the framerate not to dip into the 20s on regular occasion. I've already got at the settings as low as they go, except FOV at 100, which if I have to go lower, I think it'd just be better to get a PS4.

This is a fresh install of Win 8.1 since 10 is ass and 7 has some janky issues dual booting with what I've got.

I sincerely doubt you're having no trouble with NMS on a 750ti unless you're okay with 720p or sub 30fps. For a lot of other stuff, yeah the 750ti treated me well. But this one game is a hungry beast, but I want it pretty and smooth.

If there is some other reason why the performance is so low, I've not found it.

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 No.1082284

>>1082278

Don't know why I'm replying, probably too tired to be an asshole right now but I'm sure you're looking for >>>/v/

I'm not really a gamer, I mainly play dark souls and stuff. For newer titles, I don't mind 720p. I have better hardware, just not in my "fucking around" machine.

>Wine for basic programs

>Using windows software

Just learn2linux :^)

As far as steam goes, my whole library works w/o any manual configuration (including windows only titles) have you heard of proton/steam play?

I haven't played No Man's Sky, but the steam page says it requires a 480 or later. Just install steam on your linux partition and I'm sure you'll be surprised with the outcome.

http://www.protondb.com/app/275850

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 No.1082285

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 No.1082292

>>1082285

>>1082284

Well, thanks for the efforts anyway, even though absolutely none of it answers my original questions.

You aren't telling me anything new about Linux. I already use it for everything except a few games. Proton, Steamplay, whatever, they've not worked for me any of the times I've tried. And by "tried" mean I did more than just run it once, do no research, and then give up at the first slight issue.

No, I don't want to go to /v/ because they're only about smash threads or some other dumb shit 90% of the time. I was hoping someone here had more to say than other than install gentoo or telling me that I actually want to play some completely different game in 720p on old hardware.

I know it doesn't sound like it, but I'm not trying to be shitty. You're not obligated to respond if you don't have an answer to what I'm asking.

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 No.1082293

File: aeed782ed7b403a⋯.jpg (678.28 KB, 3192x2124, 266:177, 1552227827469.jpg)

>>1082292

Ditch your HDD and get a 5.25" hotswap bay for 2.5" drives. Intake through the right hand side of the chassis and exhaust through the front and back. You can fit in aio cooler in the front, and install your psu upside down to take some heat off of the chipset, if the hotswap bay you got has fans, turn them the other way. Congratulations, you can now overclock. Also max out your ram.

Is this what you wanted me to say?

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 No.1082362

>>1082293

all that just to make it 0.0000000000001% faster and unstable and use way more electricity. dumb gamers just dont understand that modern cpus dont overclock like they did some 20 years ago.

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 No.1082372

>>1082362

That cpu is only 5 years old

Also you saged the sticky, faggot

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 No.1082399

Would what be a good laptop to buy? Perferably one under $500 and with 8gb of ram(is that absolutely necessary?). I'm planning to go into a programming major(community college for family/reasons), but I heard the around that place is a bit bad so I was thinking of something within the $150-300 range too.

What do you think?

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 No.1082403

>>1082067

R570 does look good. Some models even around the 160 mark, and that's just looking around Amazon. >Are the logical increment's recommendations good?

Don't know. First time I've heard of it.

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 No.1082408

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 No.1082421

>>1082408

Thank you. I'll look into it. What are the reasons for it being good?

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 No.1082422

>>1082403

>R570 does look good. Some models even around the 160 mark, and that's just looking around Amazon

Does the R580's performance justify the extra price over it? A 8GB R570 is at that price (160 yuros) while a R580 is at 190 yuros.

>Don't know. First time I've heard of it.

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

It was a website created by a halfchan's /g/entooman years ago as a way to quickly get easy, up to date gayman build and peripheral recommendations for any budget, but I haven't heard much about it for so long.

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 No.1082425

>>1082422

It does provide a performance boost even if isn't by much, though, that'll come to be important in the future for more graphics-heavy games and overclocking. Plus the site lists it as a runner-up option for under $200. I'd say go for it if you can get an 8gb model for 190 yuros or less.

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 No.1082427

>>1082425

While I wouldn't normally be quick to trust anything associated with halfchan right now, the site doesn't seem to have traces of pozz and is updated so there's that. It should be okay as long as the /g/entooman is okay, and I don't see why he shouldn't.

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 No.1082466

>>1082421

Poorfag student laptop, under a hundred dollars.

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 No.1082490

Need new phone that is rugged and has long battery life. I work outside a lot and do a lot of walking through rough terrain, as well as staying outside during these times. Need something that is compatible with Verizon network. Been looking at the Ulefone Armor 3T, but I've heard mixed things. Just need this thing to not crap out on me. I currently own a Galaxy S7 Active, but the thing is that I hate the OLED shit, because I also do a lot of reading on the phone, and the screen has bad burn in. Basically, just need something that can be used in shitty environments. Bonus points if it can be used with gloves on.

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 No.1082516

>>1082490

Maybe a samsung note would work for you

Pros:

- large screen and battery, good for battery life and reading

- "s-pen" stylus for writing and precise pointing, and that obviously works with gloves

- usually thicker than the galaxy series, good for durability

Cons:

- not an "active" line samsung phone, but newer models still have physical buttons and IP-6X rating.

- OLED which you said you had issues with burn-in before

For now you can also look for "high touch sensitivity" in settings, depends on android version and phone

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 No.1082659

Best free (ideally FOSS) OCR software that works on PDFs? I've got some old /tg/ book scans I want to search through. Scans are very good quality.

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 No.1082664

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 No.1082665

>>1082664

Heard of it with a cursory search, wanted to make sure it's good.

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 No.1082666

>>1082665

I think you can also just upload the PDFs to google drive and it will ocr them.

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 No.1082669

File: 44924c80ec6fa78⋯.png (2.77 KB, 588x49, 12:1, ClipboardImage.png)

>works on PDFs

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 No.1082708

>>1082490

caterpillar makes phones, might want to look into that

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 No.1082957

>>1082669

use imagemagick to convert it to high quality picture, and ocr

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 No.1082961

>>1082106

m3k supports theoretically 2tb and possibly their newest offer. the side buttons might be a seek playback buttons but i'm just speculating.

>The M3K adopts a set of capacitive buttons + touchpad for operation, a substantial upgrade over last generation's simpler physical buttons.

dunno what that means but maybe it 'clicks' like a button but also touch like ipod.

x1 only supports 128gb though more battery.

well that depends on you. 128gb is already big enough if you don't exclusively listen to flac.

>are those in ear still? they look in ear at least.

iirc the t3 on pic wires can only be worn around the ear.

the t2 doesn't need to be like old earphones but can put wires over the ear like iem.

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 No.1082962

>>1082490

another samsung but without the amoled crap

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 No.1083037

>>1074547

RX480 finally shit the bed so I need a new GPU badly.

5700XT, Vega 64 or a used 1080(Ti)? if I can even find a 1080/Ti that isn't sold by a (((cryptonigger))) which is going to be hard

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 No.1083199

File: d01f3f7755ef8ed⋯.jpeg (157.13 KB, 1600x928, 50:29, vega_56_powercolor.jpeg)

>>1083037

If you need a GPU badly, consider a used 1070 Ti or Vega 56 if they're cheaper; make sure there's at least two fans. What's your price range?

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 No.1083227

I was thinking of getting a new laptop to replace my main PC, it should have about 16GB of RAM, a GTX 1060 gpu, and a good intel CPU (or ryzen, but there aren't many laptops that have it anyway).

I was thinking of getting an Acer Predator Helios 300, but I heard it may have some overheating issues, any advice?

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 No.1083265

>>1082659

depending the state of the pdf and it's formatting any text extracted can be such a pain to clean up it might simply be easier to copy that shit by hand and fix it manually.

for example pdf doesn't know paragraphs (maybe if you go at it with adobe shit, never tried that myself) so you would at least have to check that, in addition to any OCR errors. calibre has some heuristics to detect sentences via punctuation, but that only works so-so, even less with dialogs (and the epub code it produces can be quite a mess).

most of them would also utterly fuck up when it comes to tables, even simple lists can be a challenge.

t. anon that converted old as novels and manuals into epub.

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 No.1083279

>>1083199

€400 tops. I really prefer AMD because their drivers are much nicer than Shitvidia (typing this on a GTX 1050 as we speak) but the performance is absymal in games like GTA V.

Plus, I want to play at 2560x1600 VSR with everything maxed out because why not.

Sigh.. if only there was more competition in the GPU market, say whatever you want about Intlel at least they're going to try to compete with AMD/Nvidia.

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 No.1083285

>>1082269

>>1082278

a 750ti ought to be enough for anybody

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 No.1083432

I have a shitty AMD motherboard and a shitty CPU, but all of my other parts are great.

I want to buy the absolute best possible CPU no matter what the cost so that my GPU won't be bottlenecked anymore, but I'm retarded so it's hard to determine which compatible CPU is the best. My motherboard is an "ASRock 970 Extreme4", here is the CPU compatibility list: http://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/970%20extreme4/#CPU

Any help would be deeply appreciated.

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 No.1083434

>>1083432

Realistically, they all suck. Get an AM4 board and a Ryzen 3000.

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 No.1083435

>>1083432

Upgrade to Ryzen, forget anything AM3.p

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 No.1083441

>>1083434

>>1083435

My friends keep telling me to do this (and I know it would probably be cheaper too) but reassembling the entire computer is a pain in the ass that I want to avoid if possible.

My graphics card is a GTX 1080, is there literally any compatible CPU that won't bottleneck it? If there's no other option then I guess I'll have to upgrade, but I'm really willing to pay any price if the right CPU exists.

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 No.1083443

How badly will I fuck up by getting a Vega 64 Nitro+ from Amazon.de Warehouse? Aside from total garbage performance in GTA V, €380 for a V64 is tempting!

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 No.1083444

>>1083441

Your board has dogshit VRMs, forget about upgrading to a better CPU. Get Ryzen and never look back to FX/AM3.

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 No.1083445

>>1083441

>is there literally any compatible CPU that won't bottleneck it?

There is not. The FX-8370 is probably the fastest compatible CPU and the single core performance of it (generally what matters most for gaymen) is complete trash. And that's as an aside to it being a fucking toaster.

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 No.1083451

>>1083444

>>1083445

Thanks, I'll get both a new motherboard and CPU.

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 No.1083454

What is Nvidia's equivalent of Sapphire? EVGA?

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 No.1083533

File: b7bc3d7e924796e⋯.webm (14.46 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, DEATH - 'Scream Bloody Go….webm)

What's a good heaphone for around 50 bucks? I mostly listen to metal/rock, so I guess I'm aiming for something with a good range.

Also, I don't care about having a mic or not, but if it has a mic I'd rather one with a separate cable for the microphone rather than those shit USB/2 in one cables.

>tfw third world shithole inflation

>inb4 doublepost

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 No.1083619

>>1083533

You can buy the Superlux HD668B for less than that and I don't think there's any reason to spend more until you hit $100.

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 No.1083627

File: d769ab8edfd9d21⋯.png (93.96 KB, 1055x579, 1055:579, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1083619

>go read negative reviews on amazon

>people complaining about random shit

>one redditor complaining that it isn't a gaming headset and he got tricked into buying an overprice mic

Kek. I'll get that one, it looks better than the M06 Ausdom I was thinking of getting and the negative reviews are retarded, so you know it's good. Thanks anon!

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 No.1083672

I'm looking for cheap, but decent quality PoE/Wireless cameras. I live in the middle of the woods, my electric power situation is kind of eh. I need to keep an eye on my chickens for the most part, also need to make sure nobody is kiking my tools and generators. I'd like to start with 8, but 16 long term. Not sure what kind of DVR is ideal here, and I have 4 shaded acres to monitor here.

Anything wireless with good battery options (not afraid of rigging 12v in from car batteries or something) or PoE. Night Vision is also desirable here. I've only ever done the cheap night owl surveillance, but I want to be able to pipe feeds into alpr/intrusion detection softwares of mine.

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 No.1083736

hi,

what would be the cheapest gaming phone with a big screen? i just play brawl stars on my phone.

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 No.1083741

>>1083672

Get some used Axis cameras off eBay

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 No.1083765

>>1083736

check on 4chan/g/

they should be able to tell you

you could probably make a thread about that there too.

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 No.1083786

File: bc50eae62f2aed0⋯.jpg (7.45 KB, 316x159, 316:159, ConstructAdditionalFaggotr….jpg)

Hey all.

I need some advice buying a gaming PC. I have a budget of around 1.2k. I primarily play Paradox titles.

Notice that I said "buy".I do not want to build something because I am retarded and have the tech knowledge of a boomer.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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 No.1083797

>>1083786

Do you want something from a major manufacturer (like Dell) or do you want something custom built, but assembled by people who know what they are doing?

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 No.1083814

I'm hunting for a not-terrible 4-6 TB internal drive that is suitable for random bullshit, and of course, as soon as I start looking, WD's (also Seagate and others) SMR bullshit hits the news. I'm not really interested in building a NAS system, so is there a safe general purpose drive to buy that won't result in me stepping on that landmine? I'm fine with 5400 RPM, and I don't need something bulletproof. Thanks.

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 No.1083817

>>733050

Warning these bad guys want to destroy 8kun and Q boards

POSSIBLE HUGE RAIDS INCOMING

http://fatpeople.lol/b/thread/1078.html#1078

http://archive.md/RR4zq

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 No.1083890

>>1083814

First time hearing about SMR bullshit. Wtf. Older drives immune to this?

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 No.1083899

>>1083814

What do you mean by random bullshit? SMR isn't a huge deal if you're not building a server or really need the performance

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 No.1083909

Is there any kind of AI software that I can use to automatically categorize my image files? Something I can train? Even a general purpose AI that I could use for this purpose.

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 No.1083911

>>1083786

don't buy into pre-built gamer shit which costs overpriced for a 8th gen intel with cucked gpu. even a power supply or a gaming monitor costs about 1/3 of your budget.

notebookcheck.net is a good place to look for laptops with a good GPU, also they'd probably have fps benchmarks of the titles you play.

this is meant to say it'd cost around 600 to get a 1030 or similar laptop at 1080p while it'd cost around 800 to get the same thing minus the mouse/keyboard. laptops recently have become cheap. check the gpu first. the only difference is airflow, and meme gaming logo/keyboard.

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 No.1083916

>>1069793

For wrists, carpal tunnel:

Working out in general for hormonal and neurological conditions conducive to health, knuckle push ups and wrist rolls for strength (don't put all your weight on them -- progressive overload son), wrist curls and extensions, finger push ups and wrist exercises. gripboard.com can help you.

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 No.1083948

I am looking to upgrade my old HP Compaq LA2006x. Is there anything with similar colors, sharpness. etc if I just want to upgrade to larger monitor? I haven't purchased a monitor in ages so please excuse my ignorance.

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 No.1084026

I need a non-shit modular PSU, 550W max and I need lots of Molex connectors. Anyone?

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 No.1084290

>>1084026

get a normal EVGA/Seasonic/Corsair/whatever and some SATA-MOLEX adapters.

My favorite is the Seasonic Focus series, due to the form factor

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 No.1084344

>>1084290

Got a extremely good deal on a NZXT E500 and I solved the molex issue by using a rounded IDE cable with integrated power cables.

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 No.1084434

>>1084344

Now that's kinda snazzy!

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 No.1084435

>>1083672

My suggestion, if such exists, is to find cameras that need no more power than can be provided by Power Over Ethernet via the Catergory 5 cables.

Thus, your cameras will be powered by the very cable that brings back the video and sound data to you. For longer runs, you may want to use Category 6 cable, but do some research yourself. You can bring several cameras to a good router and use that to power and signal-boost them, then send the resultant back to your computer on a single cable, but it will require power separate from the Category Five cable.

Depending on how much time and money you have, you may want to bury it in plastic pipe underground to minimize interference with it by moles or whatever.

Hide those cameras very well. The wires going up the trees can be black, also, to minimize their visual impact, or you can go to the trouble of camouflaging them to match the bark of the trees in general or each individually.

If you are putting them close to the ground, you can just drill downward at an angle to make the wires able to go directly from surface of bark on one side to near ground level on the other side. Remember, the inside of the tree is fairly static, but the tree gets thicker from the bark outward, so remember that when placing cables so the tree doesn't behead the camera over time.

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 No.1084575

>>1084435

Even with CAT 6 I don't think you can go much more than 100 m or so. See the 802.3af and 802.3at PoE standards.

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 No.1084607

bbb

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 No.1084608

ccc

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 No.1084700

Do any of you know a good USB optical drive that actually works with Linux?

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 No.1084770

Building a new computer when Zen 3/RDNA2 releases and we're not in the middle of a new Great Depression. Should I wait for Threadripper 4, buy a 4950X/X670 board when it releases, or a 3950X with a X570 board instead?

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 No.1084786

Instead of another $14/mo to "lease" Xfinity's modem+router on top of a gigabit connection bill, what do you recommend instead? Or should I keep "leasing" for convenience?

Related question: is it worth it to get something like an Invizbox or Anonabox?

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 No.1084803

>>1084770

The Zen 4 series likely will have DDR5, which will be a huge boost. What's your current machine? depending on that, I'd say wait.

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 No.1084827

Need a laptop for collage. $800 or less

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 No.1084834

>>1084827

A $250 used Thinkpad off of ebay is more than enough for anyone who doesn't need a lot of power, which is almost everyone. You can spend the money you save on collage supplies.

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 No.1084944

File: c23cbd1da8a8463⋯.jpg (32.16 KB, 432x280, 54:35, 1.jpg)

>>1084827

>collage

>>1084834

>collage

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 No.1085141

>>1081858

Gook tier decision making. If they screwed up with the naming/branding, what sort of mistakes are the engineers being allowed to make?

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 No.1085153

unfucking thread

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 No.1085154

>>1085141

X-series are ultraportable models, P-series are the workstation versions, PxxS models are slimline/more thin P-series.

gooks is slang for koreans you retard, Lenovo is owned by chinks

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 No.1085158

>>1085154

Welcome to 8chan. It's not technically correct, but if you've spent only an hour here, you should know that gook is now used for any Asian the poster doesn't like.

Just a lazy google for the term shows:

> social media scholars, our attention was drawn to the hate speech that started appearing online in the early stages of the pandemic. Reports from March 2020 indicated that anti-Chinese hate speech on Twitter has skyrocketed, estimating a staggering 900% increase. Over 80,000 tweets containing phrases like "Chink Virus," "Gook Flu," and "#KungFlu" reflect how easily racial slurs can be posted and disseminated via social media. President Trump's use of the term "Chinese Virus" to describe the coronavirus-a naming tactic that is explicitly discouraged by the World Health Organization-indicates how such rhetoric is becoming normalized as a way for Americans to deal with their mounting pandemic fear by blaming a foreign enemy.

Lenovo's naming is a bit retarded though. On their site, if you select "thin and light," you'll be met with Yogas, X1s, and Ts. Their workstation lineup is even more confusing. You'll see: P53, P1 Gen 2, P1 Gen 3, P15s, P15v. With some small effort can figure out what they're doing, but it's bad on their part.

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 No.1085166

god fucking damn it what's wrong with this fucking site

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 No.1085226

>>1067746

>they [FSP] were a tad bit better than seasonic

source?

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 No.1085239

Which has the better keyboard? Dell Precision, Lenovo P series, or HP Zbook?

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 No.1085246

Aside from ThinkPads what laptops are good for putting Linux on?

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 No.1085247

>>1085246

Look for companies that provide linux as an option at purchase. Not only will you save on paying the Microsoft tax for a system you're going to wipe anyways, but you can expect to find less compatibility problems with drivers. I'm not sure if this is still true, but Dell provided linux with their XPS line.

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 No.1085252

>>1085247

The main issue is the whole, Nvidia mobile graphics thing. Admittedly, I'm not the best at computers but I had a complete nad smasher trying to get an old laptop I had to even switch the gpu on instead of just defaulting to the iGPU on the i5 and having a real hard time even functioning.

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 No.1085277

>>1085239

Pseries > Precision > Z Book keyboard wise.

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 No.1085627

File: 21787093a3c19dd⋯.jpg (174.47 KB, 1500x1000, 3:2, 0.jpg)

>>1085277

>10/01/20

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 No.1085729

Looking for some Toughbook-tier quality earbuds, the wires on my Denon pair are starting to tear at the left earbud.

Budget not really an issue, reliablity and sound quality > everything.

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 No.1085802

>>1069518

>5.1

surround sound is a gimmick. Two $60 speakers is better than six $20 speakers

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 No.1085846

>>733050

what should i buy

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 No.1085890

3four03 Tareco Drive LA cali 9006eight

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 No.1085940

What's a good desktop on amazon to buy for home office use and some video editing, and what you can add a 3.5 inch drive to?

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 No.1085996

File: af272ddc70d9ae0⋯.png (1018.24 KB, 1200x940, 60:47, ClipboardImage.png)

looking to upgrade my nvidia gtx 970 to something under $450. i have an 800W power supply with an intel i7 6700k quad cpu @ 4.00 ghz. what do?

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 No.1086005

File: ffa3126a6cc33ac⋯.png (869.5 KB, 992x925, 992:925, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1085996

samefag here, i decided to upgrade to an amd gpu.

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 No.1086251

>>1086005

nice radeon

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 No.1086277

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 No.1086278

>>1085846

preferably nothing because consumerism is bad

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 No.1086279

Are NAS enclosures Qnap/Synology etc. inherently botnet which needs to be tightly firewalled to prevent it from phoning home?h

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 No.1086327

Looking for a cheap (i.e chinkshit) capture card that can either do

>VGA up to 1600x1200

>or DisplayPort/DVI up to 1920x1200

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 No.1086328

>>1086327

Halfchan faggots seem to swear by this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/143927039494

That anything good? I see a problem though: no sound input so I can't record sound of the device (a old as fuck desktop computer) i'm capturing.

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 No.1086329

>>1086328

should be no problem if both machines have a working sound card

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 No.1086331

>>1086329

AKA use a 3.5-3.5mm cable? How do I record video and a seperate audio track then? OBS?

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 No.1086371

File: 9115b59e37571a1⋯.jpg (99.79 KB, 1500x1296, 125:108, 81QerFqLubL_AC_SL1500_1_.jpg)

Which one is better?

amazon .com/gp/product/B01M1CXRFR or amazon .com/gp/product/B01M1CXRFR

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 No.1086425

File: 7e5d7c5c2db93ac⋯.png (610.69 KB, 1897x966, 271:138, my_chatroom.png)

I'm selling a few GPUs for cheap join my chatroom to talk with me

http://tinychat.com/room/jenny00

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 No.1086429

>>1086425

I hope you get raped by a pack of niggers.

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