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Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



If you could be bothered / had enough money to test the theory, I doubt that a court would agree with Microsoft that running a licensed Windows 10 instance on a VM for the sole use of one employee was unreasonable.

But with all these things, the aim is to make the litigation so expensive that people donít bother.

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May 21, 2004

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mewse posted:

Linus's new backup solution is super reliable :rolleyes:

His follow up is where he manages to spend a loving insane amount of cash on a Thunderbolt tape drive when a Tandberg SAS autoloader would have been about two grand cheaper.

Edit: Haha he's using LTFS

Thanks Ants fucked around with this message at 16:37 on Sep 28, 2018

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



I would never watch another unboxing video as long as I live if companies were capable of just clearly stating what comes in the package, and maybe taking a photo of it all like Newegg do/did.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



I assume if they get too hot they just shut off anyway. So itís not really solving a problem.

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



These YouTube channels with a gently caress-ton of cash flow seem to be about one advertising algorithm change away from bankruptcy. Especially as they move away from being original content that people want, and towards being popular for being popular.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



YouTube needs a playback speed option quicker than 2x

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Wirth1000 posted:

Does anyone watch Louis Rossman stuff on the regular? I randomly come across him from time to time and, I dunno, I understand what he's getting at with the whole right to repair stuff but his poo poo is along the same lines as that insane Scottish guy who considers nVidia to be ISIS' GPU department. Louis Rossman's.. intensity? paranoia? just comes off like he considers Apple to be literal war criminals.

The guy has rants that seem to verge into super libertarian territory

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May 21, 2004

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Rudager posted:

I'm not rewatching that dumb video again, but from memory he just had a pile of retail keys no a shelf and went "see we got keys! We good!", ignoring the fact there's no way he's complying with MS's licensing terms, there's way better ways to license it as a business that would be 100 times easier to stay in compliance and actually activate them.

But then, he is also the guy that had a dumb giant RAID monstrosity that he had to pay a shitload of money to recover data from when a disk died.

There is no way to volume licence devices that don't already have an OEM Windows install on - so either you burn a license for each board you install the software on, or you purchase enough licenses to comply with the spirit of the licensing but never bother activating them since they are so short lived.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

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evobatman posted:

gently caress I loving hate youtube thumbnails with people doing their stupid gape!

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



What's in it for Eaton to send a UPS to LTT? Is there much overlap between people who watch his videos who don't already know Eaton make UPS hardware and people with purchasing decision making powers? Are there some Reddit sysadmins learning on the job while being underpaid and building gaming rigs for work usage with pirated Windows that are being targeted here?

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



That's head caliper stuff

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Oh lol I think I watched one of his videos once about running a single network cable and he managed to make it 25 minutes long and do a poo poo job while also telling everybody he was half-assing it

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



If you've built up a video production capability and all your staff know a lot about PC hardware then being able to do video production for 'enthusiast' PC hardware manufacturers that might only have handfuls of people based outside of China/Taiwan is a really smart thing to do.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



"In the summer I *have* to carry little pistols like this"

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



:laffo: the guy handing him cash throughout

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



"Here's this mysterious cable I don't understand the wiring on"

It's blue, green/yellow and brown. Commonly accepted colours for neutral, earth, live. Why did that guy think that a chunky flex cable was just a switch line?

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Wirth1000 posted:

jesus christ I don't know how you people can stand to watch this kind of mental illness. All I want to do is try and get him the help he desperately needs.

Does this genius think that in countries where handguns arenít legal to own you can just wave a replica around for self defence?

Also I canít imagine being in a position where I felt the need to carry pepper spray and a taser around with me at all times.

Edit: Is the polo shirt and waistcoat combo a gimmick?

Thanks Ants fucked around with this message at 22:36 on Sep 28, 2020

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Also how would you have not encountered security torx before now

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



I think if you priced the iFixit screwdriver stuff up against Wera/Wiha drivers then it would look like very good value

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



He thought that closing the power switch on the monitor showing continuity on a tester meant that these chunky cables in mains flex colours (the only cables going up to the monitor from the PSU) were just a switch line, so he tried to boot the machine by just shorting the line and neutral out on the power supply.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



"When I put the meter on here it showed a direct short"

Nope, it read 15 ohms which is very much not a direct short

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May 21, 2004

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spunkshui posted:

Lmao 15 ohms as a short.

Jesus.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Those Fluke autoranging meters will beep at <20ohms but that's because they are designed for sparks and not for electronics repair

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



People who care about saving other people's money really confuse me. I'm not saying be wasteful, but if the tool you need to do your job is expensive then that's just the cost of doing business, and if the company doesn't want to pay for the tools then they should consider the line of business they are in.

Same when it comes to clients, I have a coworker who always tries to go in cheap as gently caress because his clients never have money, but he does this before he's got a budget out of them and sometimes barely has a list of their requirements. If someone wants to do something that is expensive and you throw something completely poo poo together for cheap, they're going to be pissed off. My approach is to just tell people upfront if their budgets are too low and go from there, either the scope gets reduced or we don't do the work.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



I think I'd quite like a Silq but would have to try it out

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Thereís a kitchen set in a studio in London and Iíve been there a few times so now recognise it instantly whenever it appears in adverts. Itís one of those things that makes so much sense once youíve seen it, but up to that point you just assume most things are location shoots.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



There's really not any reasonable preparation that a homeowner can do if they live in an area that never normally has below zero temperatures and suddenly has to deal with a week of being -20c.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

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Yeah lol I didn't realise he'd evacuated the house without shutting the water off, assumed it was like those people who just wake up and have water pouring through their ceiling.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



It's just dust as well, it's not like a poo poo pipe leaked over it.

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Ban all Brits from the internet imo.

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



well why not posted:

The idea of wearing masks in public (and staying the gently caress home when sick) are two lessons I hope we've learnt forever.

:allears:

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



No doubt he can afford it all but I can't get on board with just turning stuff into e-waste for clicks

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



That's awesome :3:

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Steve found a PC he doesn't hate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2vrvQydVIw

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May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



There's a Windows license in there as well

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May 21, 2004

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Klyith posted:

I continue to feel that the concept is like, "Neat! 📸" but not particularly amazing.

Same, I'm not even 100% sure that it's going to be that quiet as the little integrated pump and CPU block is right next to the radiator and the sound can just waft straight out the top of the box.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



It was like 4 cassette units and one external condenser, I doubt a house the size of his didn't have a power supply beefy enough for it.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Was it Half-Life that had to be recorded by dumping still images of each frame to disk and then reassembling them? And audio had to be captured separately? We've come a long way.

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Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari



Best of luck to them for taking risks I guess, but I see people signing leases on commercial premises to support a YouTube channel and I just worry that their main source of income is at the whim of Google deciding whether you're right for them or not. I guess that's why merch sales are so important.

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