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    Which is the best messaging platform in your opinion, and why? Doesn't matter anyway, there's no way to verify that they're actually using that code on the server. Since the app is end-to-end encrypted - and you can verify that the app is build from the publish source - the CIA at least cannot read your messages...
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    Smallest Case for 250w On-board Psu; 2 HDDs; No GPU?

    4.9L 5.1L (this one comes with a 90w PSU, but it's Flex-ATX, so it can be swapped with a higher power unit, though 90w may be enough - see below) Simple enough, the term...
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    Proportionally Smaller ITX "Tower Style" Cases - Do They Exist?

    A traditional tower setup just isn't efficient enough for ITX. Putting the PSU next to the mainboard, where the drive cages used to reside, as in the Fractal Design Node 304 or the Silverstone SG08, or the venerable Ncase M1, will give you the same volume, but with the flexibility of a 280+ mm...
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    Nice quiet low-profile GPU

    Interesting. I recently sent that graphics card back because (with the fans) it was fucking unbearable. Never thought to try it without them.
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    SFF or 2 separate builds

    What? You said you wanted to downsize so the gaming rig fits into a suitcase. How is modding two mainboards into a huge case going to accomplish that?
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    Texas Rangers Serve Warrant to Apple to Gain Access to iPhone Owned by Sutherland Springs Killer

    Why would those be entirely different crimes? How is this not *exactly* what law enforcement should do, finding out if there were people aiding/instigating a mass murderer?
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    Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches

    "Nanny State" means that the government aims to protect citizens from themselves. The government protecting its citizens from things outside their control is not a nanny state. Forcing people to buckle up in cars: nanny state Forcing people to make sure their underaged kids are buckled up: not...
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    Hollywood Strikes Back Against Illegal Streaming Kodi Add-Ons

    In my anecdotal experience, the people who can afford to buy stuff (Blu-Rays, games, Netflix, ...) actually do so. The pirates are mostly people who don't have money: students, kids of non-rich parents, the working poor. Their pirating is not costing the movie industry money. A capitalist might...
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    Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches

    The primary reason these smartwatches were declared illegal is the ability to turn on the microphones without indication. Germany is a two-party consent jurisdiction when it comes to audio, i.e. you can't electronically eavesdrop on people without their consent. These smartwatches could be, and...
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    SFF Build for Wife

    You might as well strike the "for Wife" from the title since you really want to built this thing for yourself and merely use upgrading her machine as an excuse. The discussion would have been more productive under the premise of "Watercooling SFF", as you are apparently just looking for case...
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    CIRCLE ONE: Portable Mini-ITX professional workstation

    What makes your case a better workstation case than the DAN A4? Portability is more a factor of size than handles, because one graphics card, one Mini-ITX board and one SFX-L PSU are not so heavy that you'd need a dedicated handle. So the A4 seems more portable by virtue of being smaller. I...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I received mine today. Such a beautiful thing. Congratulations Dan, what an achievement! Been following this project since it's inception and backing the Kickstarter was a no-brainer for me. Alas, I currently have no use for the A4, as I will be embarking on a long travel in February. That's...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Fans are part of it: the fans on the graphics card, the CPU cooler and in the PSU. What do you think happens to all that air being sucked into the case by those fans? Think the case blows up like a balloon until it bursts? Dondan has, yes. Have you? No? Please, don't let that stop you from...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    390w if you do four Prime95 threads while loading the GPU with something like Furmark, i.e. unrealistic stress testing. In real world scenarios, expect ~250w. The PSUs seem just about identical, the 600w just has higher rated primary stage capacitor. Importantly, the cooling setup (heatsinks...
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    The Z Is “The Most Advanced Gaming Mouse Ever Made”

    Looks to me like the "trigger buttons", "fingertip buttons" and regular mouse buttons could be quite easily mixed up in the heat of gaming.
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    Another Tesla Autopilot Crash Reported

    A semi-autopilot is just a plain stupid idea. The way Tesla thinks it works (at least pretending to for legal reasons) is you becoming the AI's driving instructor, constantly monitoring traffic and environment and evaluating the AI actions' correctness, always ready to jump in to correct it...
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    Dear Landlord: Don’t Rip Me Off When It Comes To Internet Access

    The housing market is an imperfect market, at best. Especially in urban areas, there's an almost fixed supply side. New housing is sparsely created, old housing is rarely destroyed. There's no new, agile upstarts disrupting the market with new products. Demand otoh is extremely inflexible. The...
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    Cryorig showing some SFF love...

    I'm doubtful of the cooling performance of the OLA case. They are copying the aesthetics of the Mac Pro, but not its functional design, which works because it has one large central heatsink and air is being drawn from the bottom and forced through its vertically aligned, well-spaced fins. The...
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    Microsoft Has Made More Moola Than Apple, Google And Amazon

    If fiscal year 2016 is anything like the last few years, that will probably change. Considering that Apple was irrelevant between ~1984 and 2001 (iPod), and only really became a juggernaut after 2007 (iPhone), I find it quite incredible that they are actually competing with Microsoft in...
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    My God-Awful Year With the Apple Watch

    What forces you to rely on your hated smartphone? I use mine to make phone calls and send texts, just like a dumbphone. But it has a great camera, I occasionally use Google Maps to navigate unfamiliar cities and it's nice to be able to look up things on the internet. Anyways, I'm generally a...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Your first post in this thread (or, really, all of them) came across quite rude and ignorant. And what you shout into the forest will echo back. Maybe you don't perceive yourself as rude and ignorant. And English clearly isn't your mother tongue. But that's the impression we got. Always...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    You're wondering whether Dan, when he worked through the kinks of the riser card, considered a board that didn't exist at the time, that is based on a proprietary layout for which there is one board from one manufacturer and which is totally incompatible with any of the Mini-ITX board he...
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    Corsair SF600 600w SFX Powersupply

    Yes. Larger fans can move the same air at lower rpms than smaller fans, being quieter in the process. Yes. Smaller fans must spin faster than bigger fans to move the same amount of air, being louder in the process. If Silverstone hadn't botched the fan controller on their SFX-L's, they should...
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    Zen hype getting over the hill now

    Having a monopoly is not per se illegal and ground for breaking a company up. Abusing that monopoly is. Proving that abuse is hard. Intel won't be as stupid as they were in 1999 again, more or less openly bribing OEMs to not make AMD boards and the likes. Intel has been using the same price...
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    Attorney General Hopes Apple Will Comply With Court Order

    Erm, you should collect the proof yourself and not rely on somebody screwing you over to collect it for you. What kind of logic is that? A doctor withholding your medical information is illegal. He will go to jail for that. It's just that you can't force Apple to help you get it.
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    75% Of Drivers Say They Wouldn’t Feel Safe In An Autonomous Vehicle

    For me, autonomous cars cannot come soon enough. Driving is a boring, menial task. I went through great lengths to avoid those in my job. And on top of not being very interesting, driving on human-infested roads is dangerous. Just last week some complete and utter moron took the wrong exit on...
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    Star Citizen Gives Backers Their First Taste Of A Fuller Game

    No, not regardless of ownership. If you are the sole owner of your company, you can do whatever the fuck you want with its property, you just have to be careful how you declare it to the tax authorities. Chris Robert hiring his wife is a complete non-issue. The only people with a vested...
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    Apple's iPad Pro Is A Big Fat Enterprise Failure

    Isn't that where 50% of the Apple hate on tech websites comes from - entitled nerd rage because Apple is making highly desirable devices that aren't marketed/targeted at them and having huge success with it.
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    What Should Yahoo Get Rid Of?

    They use Bing, so ... yeah.
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    Fallout 4 Benchmarks

    I don't understand how Bethesda makes games and why they are so popular. FO4's animations (skeletal and facial) look like what they had in Skyrim, Fallout 3 and even Oblivion back in 2006. And that game wasn't exactly revolutionary on animation. B's games tend to look nice in screenshots...
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    Surface Book

    Microsoft isn't getting into the general laptop market. They're getting into the premium laptop market. The one Apple has shown to be fantastically profitable. The one that's generating more than half of the profits at 7% market share. For Microsoft it's the perfect deal: Lenovo, Dell, Asus...
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    18.4-Inch Samsung Galaxy View Images Leak

    If you strictly follow that logic, you will have to apply it to most everybody, as advanced technological gadgets don't just appear out of thin air. Everybody builds on something. And if you investigate, you'll find that big corporations rarely do anything with universities having done most of...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    He didn't say he needs 700w, he said he's curious about the noise. The current SFX-L offerings leave a lot to be desired in that department. A higher wattage possible means higher quality components were used, so that a system drawing ~300w may be cooled quietly (or even silently).
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    2015 Macbook

    Probably because Thunderbolt 3 over the USB-C connector was only announced at Computex in June, while the MacBook was released in April.
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    YouTube Gamers Are Mad At Jimmy Kimmel

    90% level headed criticism? Even if there wasn't gamer nerdrage, just the fact that it's Youtube comments means at least 66.6% of the comments are pure idiocy. I watch the occasional Let's Play, because I'm actually too lazy to play some games myself. Awesome games I do play, but most games...
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    2015 Macbook

    My experience as well. The keyboard feels odd at first. But then you start to adapt, you no longer mash the keys to bottom out, but just gently press them. They have awesome tactile feedback. Soon, you just glide over them. Going back to a MacBook Pro recently felt like typing on a keyboard...
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    YouTube Is About To Change Dramatically

    I partly agree. There are way too many tutorials that could be summed up in a half page of some blog that takes me a minute to read, while the video is some douchebag with a squeeky voice, a bad microphone and a speech impediment fumbling for words for 20 minutes because he thought he doesn't...
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    Any web browsers not based off chrome, firefox, or ie?

    It is. And that is good. We don't need fifteen different rendering engines. The purpose of a rendering engine is to render HTML code according to spec. One open source engine does the trick. That's why I supported Opera's switch to Blink in general. Browser devs should focus on the User...
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    Apple Patents Ads Based On Your Bank Balances

    Ethical considerations aside, how the holy fuck can this patent be granted? "The advertiser designates a range of bank balance values their ad should be targeted at. We then, uh, check the subject's account balance. Here's where it gets technical: if ($balance < 0) {..."
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    MSI Nightblade M1 *GPU above motherboard*

    1. CPU cooling can only be horrible 2. 1U power supply can only be horrible 3. Looks are a bit tacky 4. It's bigger than the Dan A4