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


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I wanna buy a laptop for webdev, so it doesnt need dedicated graphics but enough power for the usual stuff.

Right now I'm using a x230 and I like the quality, but the screen resolution and size has become too small to get things done for me.

So 13-15", 8+ RAM, something like that would be nice.

Budget is about 800€ - 1000€, what should I get?



get the thinkpad a485, minimum specs for everything except:

>go for the best non-touch screen

>go for ryzen 5 or ryzen 7

>vega is your choice i'd choose vega 10

basically max the processor and graphics, then replace the ssd and memory afterwards. remember to use the corporate perks and it'll price around 800€. you'll need to google for the corporate perks code.



Do you know where to buy them offline cheap? Because the only pairs I've found have been around $24 for soyboy gaymerfags at Best Buy.

And is the yellow tint better or irrelevant? I've been getting into shooting lately and I don't want to fuck up my eyes.



I got mine on amazon but I consider $20 "cheap" because that gunnar bullshit is like $70+. The yellow works better but the "clear" ones aren't bad either, that's what I got. They're not super high quality though and they don't look stylish. I treat them like lab goggles or wood cutting goggles, they're PPE.



Seems you haven't been keeping up with the latest news re: NordVPN



this. go for ryzen. the intel version would have bugs that reduce performance by around 10% and theoretically even more as more bugs unfold.


stay away from seagate transcend and samsung

they're basically the same rebranded shit using some cheap ass failing parts but you have "3-lifetime warranty" of another failing parts.

you get what you pay for but data loss is a bitch.

Just get anything hitachi or toshiba.

WD is a gamble because there are hitachi and seagate versions plus if the proprietary scsi to usb connection will get you nowhere.


I recommend lenovo ideapads. at least their hinge doesn't fuck up and wobble though there used to be issues about the bios nagucakky installing adwares on a fresh install of windows.

get the one with dolby atmos/v4/premium which are good for group watching shit




i meant to type magically


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I'm looking for a rootable modern android phone with a physical keyboard

Do those still exist?

Like i know blackbarry's makes those but those can't be sideloaded.

Budget is like max 400 dollarydoos



>physical keyboard




cant u just get a bluetooth keyboard, about 20-30 dollars from amazon, a lot of them fold up for easy transport


I have to buy a new external drive: aside from suggestions for good brands, Do you think it's worth spending extra money for ssd or i shouldn't even bother? i don't see myself using it a lot outside of storage for data for the future.



I have a couple external Seagates that I've had for years. If you just need cold storage don't bother with a SSD



No. Just buy HDDs if they're cheap but don't get those unusual drives with 3GB or first phase 2GB ones (old unpatched and buggy).

Buying 8GB and 4GB is risky if it's fairly new and haven't had any firmware patch yet so get the newest model number or regret it.

The best you could do after would be getting the cheapo 500GB SD cards that is IF the Silicon Valley Si-shortage scam stops circulating (it's about the (((hdds and ssds))) getting rekt by secure digital's Moores Law so they made a fake rumor about Silicon being scarce).



What're the most durable, least shit headphones I can get for about $40? Regular audio auxiliary plug (whatever that is). I like them larger. My main concern is that they'll get broken easily.


>>955966 Mpow H5 are pretty decent. They're noise canceling and can be used wireless or wired. $42


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I'm considering getting an AMD gpu to replace this gtx970 solely because of the nvidia drivers causing headaches. nouveau works but the performance loss is to large to be of use.

is this a decent plan or will I be walking into another set of issues?



Are Polaris cards at sane prices now? If yes, why not.



Both are good choices IMO. I like and am using Nord, because of the Panama jurisdiction, zero log policy and many servers to choose from. PIA is based in the US, however they have been tested in court that they do not keep logs. It is up to you. There are many discounts for both of them, just google.


How's ASUS Ryzen AGESA/microcode support? Thinking of getting a Crosshair VII+R5 2600, and next year getting a top-end 7nm Ryzen CPU if the board supports 7nm by then.


What's the current /tech/ approved raspi alternative?



No, and you really shouldn't if you're using dvp. Memorize the keys on the number row.



What's the best wifi adapter for windows 7 under $10? I'm looking at https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166116&cm_re=wireless_to_ethernet-_-33-166-116-_-Product but it seems like it has absolutely shit range


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Whats a good serber hosting service if I wanna host dedicated vidya serbers?

Everyone and his grandma tells me to go to amazon hosting, are there better alternatives?



Nothing, windows drivers are a nightmare.



I had very little issues with Ralink and Intel equipped devices.



no clue honestly, I haven't shopped for a GPU since the original nvidia fermi series.

I've never used a dedicated AMD card on linux either so I don't know what to expect.


manufacturers seem to be doing well about pushing the updates out, I have a board that came out at ryzen launch and I have current AGESA support. friend of my mine has a high end asus board and it can get BIOS updates over the internet. kinda scares me but it's there.



Cool, next month i'm going to retire my 4670k setup then. Let's hope assus isn't discontinuing support for the CH7 when Zen 2 comes, because I can't say no against that sweet 16 cores/5 GHz on AM4.



I doubt they'll just drop socket support for no reason. my gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 just got AGESA a few days back, while late I did get it.


Do closed back headphones that don't make my ears hot/sweaty exist, or do I have to get open back ones instead?



That's probably more of an issue of the padding. People buy open-ear headphones because they have a better sound stage; plus, open-ear headphones are targeted almost exclusively to a professional & audiofool demographic.


Looking for a few devices.

first, is best bang for your buck scenario for a gaming rig. Just needs the following:

>Budget ~$600 USD

>Can run space engineers

>Works with windows 7

this may or may not for me personally.

second, what kind of pocket-sized computer or tablet do you recommend that has the following:

>wifi capable

>(micro) SD storage

>works with the Geyes Bluetooth keyboard if it's a tablet.

this most certainly may or may not be for me personally


G710+ is a solid keyboard for the price, just be sure to buy a set of extras keys or make molded copies of them if you can because the plastic for the keys is garbage. the left ctrl key snapping apart is a common issue, and one that I can attest to because it happened to me personally.



fuck AT&T as well, because "fun is too hard for us to deal with, it's not allowed,".



>vidya PC

For future proofing get anything with a nvidia gtx 700 series GPU for nouveau. For anything else just get something made before 2014 for slightly better build quality. Vidya means getting a good GPU and having greater than 8gb of ram if using windows. Not much else matters unless you care about startup times/batterylife/future proofing.

>Pocket sized comp

Nintindo switch tablet, does vidya, calculator, web browser, can install gentoo, and has excellent batterylife for wifi/bluetooth as the joycons demand it. You could make it a emulator machine or just a pocket browser.


im thinking about getting a M.2 adapter card for my pc

is there anything i should look out for or will any NVME card do ?



All micro usb has shitty range

maybe those with external antenna is better



your board may not be able to directly boot off of it.

yeah, any should work.



>nvidia gtx 700 series GPU for nouveau

any reason you suggest the 700 series over the rest with nouveau?

t. baka that just jumped to nouveau with a 970



Because you can play emulators and semi-recent games at 1080p 60fps max graphics with the 700 series with reclocking via nouveau. But with anything after the 800 series you are screwed with no reclocking which kills the performance unless you go propietary blob which can shut you off any time they feel like it. See the dropping of older nvidia GPU's for examples by the blob. That and recent nvidia GPU's are just reskinned versions of the 800 series, making them overpriced shit.


hardware that isn't pozzed


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I'm looking into streaming my pc to my tv, I've done some research and found HDMI cat 5 extender that I can connect via TP Link ethernet powerline adapter. Before I dive into it, I want to make sure what I'm doing is correct and if there's something I missed. I'm unsure which are the best items suited for this and I'm going to need a usb extender with 2 ports.


Im about to pull the trigger on a dell g7 for $1100. i7, gtx1060, 128gb ssd, 1tb hdd, 16gb ram. Yea or Nay?



interesting, I'll have to try out an older card and see if I can get better performance.


why? just build it. 30-60 mins in videos, a screwdriver, the willpower to RTFM and you'll be set.



>just build it

Cant build a laptop bro



you're clearly not trying hard enough didn't know.


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Struggling and need help to decide between super cheap clip mic, chink shit stand mic or brand name mod mic.

My previous mic broke... it was just one of those standard clip on mics. Did the job for me. I'm on a super tight (student) budget but I'll need a decent desktop mic for project coordination and I also like to make videos, stream and cooperate with mics while gaming.

If I go with mod mic I'm wondering what the actual fuck difference is there between the 'gaming' and 'business' mics. Usually, non-gaming means better but not sure if that applies here. It's all voip... why would they even distinguish other than in marketing?






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If they have physical access they can examine the ribbon, it's already compromised bro.


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Any recommendation for a monitor? without "gaming features"; I think I want color accuracy above anything else, for around $200 and less than 24 inches.



dell u2415 is hands down the best monitor for programming

>24 inch

>16:10 ar

>factory color calibrated

>price fluctuates but can be had, new, for $200 on amazon

there's also the 24 inch LG 24UD58-B and the 22 inch LG 22MP58VQ-P which have nice color accuracy, the 24 inch being the nicer of the two.


What's a good aux to bluetooth transmitter that isn't fuckhuge? My media player doesn't have bluetooth built in, but I'd like to use it.


So I'm looking for a high performance laptop. Budget is up to $2000 and I'd like to use it for Linux programming, multimedia, light gaming with emulators, virtual machines, recent games depending on the hardware. Emulators I want to try using: snes9x, mednafen, dolphin, pcsx2, desmume, ppsspp.

I suppose a great processor would be essential. Also need as much RAM as possible; I use RAM file systems constantly during my software builds and it'd also be nice if I could run virtual machines alongside other programs without any performance impact. If the laptop comes with some cool nvidia card, then great. It's not a deal breaker, though. As for storage, I need big hard drives, 2 TB or more. I don't want SSDs because they're too expensive.

I've looked at lenovos but I've been reading about some spyware scandal around them. Not sure if they're trustworthy. Some anons suggested acer; what do you guys think about these:


I also looked at Purism laptops and they're seriously amazing, almost exactly what I want hardware-wise and the added trustworthiness of ME-less processor and coreboot is certainly a plus for me. The problem with them is they use SSDs and large storage options completely obliterared my budget. Maybe one day after I get a good job...



> I don't want SSDs because they're too expensive.

with that high of a budget you'd be retarded not to have an SSD for the OS/programs at least. NVMe drive ~256GB and a 2.5in HDD is a better combo if you're not looking for an ultralight. don't buy storage upgrades from the OEM tho, it's always a ripoff. just buy the drive and install it yourself



I found a Clevo barebones reseller in my country and some options have 250 GB SSD by default. I was thinking about using that SSD for the Linux and Windows installs and keeping the other data on the other hard disk. You're right about it being a ripoff, the only options they have are ridiculously expensive SSDs and exactly one 5400 rpm 2 TB hard drive. Surely I can buy bigger and better hard disks with at least 4 TB and 7200 rpm? How hard are they to install? Will opening up panels and stuff void warranties?

Anyway, what do you think about these Clevo-based laptops? They have ridiculously good hardware. Are they reliable? How's the cooling?



>Surely I can buy bigger and better hard disks with at least 4 TB and 7200 rpm?

for a 2.5in drive? unsure.

>How hard are they to install?

if you can turn a screwdriver your good.

>Will opening up panels and stuff void warranties?

any panel that has access to user replaceable parts shouldn't (hdd, ssd, ram). I have come across a warranty that wanted a stock configuration before it's replaced/serviced though.


know nothing about them.


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Hello. I want to ask if it's possilbe to download paid videos without paying from sites like pornhub, manyvids, iwantclips, chaturbate etc etc. There is this really hot trap i fell in love but i refuse to pay 30$ for each video to fuel xir degenerate way i just want to see xim to fuck xis ass with huge as fuck dildo meanwhile fapping in pikachu costume.




Get a job nigger.



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>this really hot trap i fell in love



What are some good wifi-capable PDAs or pocket-sized non-smartphone devices? Would I need one that is hackable? why or why not?


>Nintendo Switch

Nigga what are you smoking? That's the last thing you'd want to use as a comp for the following reasons:

#.1 It's not pocket sized. PSP is the maximum in "pocket-sized" at all and it's already fucking huge.

#.2 It's expensive as fuck to replace. Even if you managed to pocket it, there's still the part about it being Nintendo's most fragile system to date. You'd be better off with something with a lot less liability in case it gets completely fucked up.

#.3 It's only customizable if you hack it, and right now the hacking scene is not advanced enough to keep honest homebrewers safe from online banhammers.



Are "paid videos" videos you have to pay to see, or videos you have to pay to download? If the latter:

- open chrome(ium)

- open developer mode

- open device mode

- set device to iphone something

- open page

- play video

- right click on it, click inspect

- copy the source of the video

- paste in new tab

- right click, press save video as

Should work for any site that supports ifags (read: all of them).



Unfortunately this doesnt work


might not asking about price directly but,

so i have about 60pc that run as POS, they're on bentium processor, lga775 board, and win 7. the thing is we need to move from using mouse as input into touch screen (m-muh web-based POS software:DDDD) . the lcd is about 14" which i bought about 65 USD.

is it worth it to just buy the touch screen panel (especially the usb one), or do i have to buy entirely new lcd that has touchscreen capability?. quick search on ebay for touch screen panel cost like 55-70usd and the best part is that there arent any of that thing in my country. wondering if anon has experience with them (whether usb touch screen panel is good or bad). thank you in advance



Bump. Almost everything I've found is bigger than the media player itself.



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Whats the best laptop I can get with at least a 1050 ti for roughly under $1500 usd? Preferably something with good battery life and heat management. Also no tacky black/red gamer aesthetic.



>laptop, 1050 ti, any battery life, not on fire

get a Razer Core X and a 1050 ti

spend remaining 1000ish dollars on whatever ultrabook with thunderbolt USB-C (which is not all USB-C; the pixelbook doesn't have it for example) suits your taste



Still need help with this


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i'm looking for a small computer to velcro to the back of a monitor and use as a media center/browser, can't decide whether a single board computer, a miniATX setup or a box like intel NUC would be best. what matters most is developer support so it's kept updated. it should be able to run windows, which probably rules out single-boards. anyone got any ideas of what i should look at? a miniATX seems the best compromise. budget is up to $200. thanks in advance.


Well I want to get a new cpu after this Intel thing, which means new ram and mobo too now it looks like

I have a 1080 from when I still gamed but now I just do some video rendering and a good bit of CAD modeling. Is it worth starting now or should I wait until for whatever the new ryzen thing is?


Decent domain name services?


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actually, how about using a leftover laptop mobo instead? can find some on ebay with the CPU still installed, just add ram.


I've been looking into thinkpads/toughbooks lately and their upgrade capabilities but still not quite sure of which model I should be looking for. Which ones have good enough specs or are upgradable enough to let me at least emulate PS2/Gamecube?


What's the most cost-effective way I can set up a NAS machine? I'm leaning towards a Synology of some sort. I can get an 8 drive unit for around $800. I'm sure I could build something cheaper, but it needs to be fucking quiet since it's going to be sitting right next to me.


Alright, faggots. I have some money to throw away and I am gonna use it on a new PC. I want it to be "future-proof", so I'd like to hear with you autists which features I should go for:

Option A)


>HyperX Fury DDR4 2933MHz 16GB

>ASUS GeForce RTX 2080Ti Dual

>Kingston SSDNOW A1000

Option B)


>ASUS ROG Strix X299

>HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz 128GB

>2x Titan Xp (in SLI)

>Samsung P981

You could also suggest a build.



Neither of those are future proof because they are x86. Get a talos II and a decent GPU that is FOSS like the AMD series or the nouveau GTX 700 series for pure FOSS. Since you will be installing gentoo SSD doesn't matter as you will need a HDD and atleast 2GB of RAM.


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>Guy wants help building a working conventional PC

>Autist jumps in with his 2 cents and suggests Talos II and FOSS shit

never change /tech/. The consumer advice thread on here is useless as fuck, most users here are against consumerism



Nothing is future-proof and both of those are pretty bad but the second is actually retarded.



kek see >>959832


>Nothing is future-proof

I get it, bro. Allow me to rephrase, then: something that may last for as long as possible w/o having to upgrade every two years... I can wait more, if there's something right around the corner. I'm gonna use it for vidya.



>something that may last for as long as possible w/o having to upgrade every two years

That depends entirely on your standards.

The i9 9900k is launching in October, just get that and a 2080ti, it's the closest you'll get.



>i9-9900K @ €540

Why is it so cheap?



That's not cheap for a consumer desktop CPU.




>it should be able to run windows

i refuse to assist botnet users



namecheap is acceptable but if you want an obscure tld you may have a more limited choice of registrars.


synology a shit build it yourself. a tower will be far superior and save you money. here's a silent 2u server build:



when you look at drive i recommend the 12tb seagate exos drives. they're what i use and they're awesome. if someone quotes you backblaze regarding drives ignore them because backblaze are idiots who abuse drives.


>can get threadripper with moar cores and superior cooling at a similar price

>can get 2700x with superior stock cooler for half that price

<just fuck my shit up fam



what's your budget? i'm building a threadripper workstation for transcoding, software development, vm's, and occasional light gaming. budget is appx 5.5k.











some points of contention:

>the 12tb drives will be in raid 0. the nvme drive is for os. you can save $1000 by getting a smaller sata ssd instead of nvme, and only 1 of the 12tb drives. 6tb - 8 tb is the sweet spot for price / tb although 12tb is only marginally more expensive. so you can also save money by going with smaller hdd.

>the graphics is your choice. i will likely go with the sapphire radeon 64 if the price drops soon but i may go with a 580. graphics aren't as important to me. i prefer amd graphics because they play nicely with ubuntu.


>if you're overclocking the 2990wx keep the power requirements in mind when choosing a power supply.

>also keep the cooling solution in mind if you're overclocking. enermax liqtech tr4 is ok but may have questionable longevity? hardline would be nice but i have no experience with that so i'm going aio.

you can do a 2700x build for much cheaper. i recommend against rtx because we don't have any reviews available yet. you're paying a premium that outweighs the gain. also, sli is a meme.



Well, the Extreme versions of the (Inhell) CPUs are what I'd call expensive.


I have a budget of about 7k. I don't mind going for AMD, all I want is for the PC not to be almost useless in 5 years.



>all I want is for the PC not to be almost useless in 5 years.

what do you plan to use it for? that dictates more than anything if it will be useless in 5 years. you could do a $1500 build, invest the $5500 and have upgrades every 2 - 3 years off dividends, forever.



>what do you plan to use it for?


>you could do a $1500 build, invest the $5500 and have upgrades every 2 - 3 years off dividends, forever.

Sounds interesting. Could you give me an advice? Like, what build would you make atm?



well aren't you cute, unfortunately some of the trading software i use is windows only. though almost everything's moving onto a browser so eventually it won't be necessary.

i'm gonna go with a leftover laptop mobo, watching ebay for something good with a cracked screen i can gut.



Buying hardware "for the future" is a waste of money.



how do i install this. What the frick


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This might be a bit of a stretch for this thread, but the air quality here is garbage because of the distant cities and fires polluting my town. For now, I want to buy an air purifier for my bedroom so I at least stop waking up sick. Budget is about $200. What do you goym suggest?



>trading software

gay. the fuck you need that for just make good picks i made 62k the past 2 weeks off amd alone



Look up Paul's Hardware on youtube he does monthly builds at various pricepoints.

Approximately $1600:

cpu @ $320:


motherboard @ $260:


case @ $90:


graphics card @ $270:


ssd @ $100:


hdd @ $190


memory @ $170


power supply @ $190


os @ free as in gratis




>For cooling use the wraith cooler your cpu comes with it's based for a stock cooler.

>I suggest noctua fans you'll need to find the right size.

>For the graphics card you might prefer to wait for navi or go with a 1070 if you're okay with nvidia drivers.

>That memory is not necessarily the best choice, check your motherboard website for supported memory. You should look for samsung b-die ram it seems to be more stable with Ryzen. Search around see what others recommend for mhz and cas latency.

>For an extra $70 you can switch the sata ssd out for a nvme ssd instead it's faster and more power efficient:


>For roughly an extra $130 you can switch to an aio if you prefer liquid cooling I would start by looking at something like the corsair h100i. But air cooling is underrated and the wraith cooler is great price / performance so consider sticking with the wraith cooler.



I assume the build I recommend here >>960851 will cost roughly $1800 accounting for parts listed, taxes, shipping, unforeseen variations in price, parts not included such as fans, surge protector, and thermal paste. Does not include monitors. Given your budget is $7000, this leaves $5200 to invest. Use Robinhood app trades are free as in gratis. You might look at dividend etf's such as DIV / SDIV / AMLP which will yield annually between 6.5% - 8.5%. You can find even higher dividends particularly in REIT's. Consider a mix of those dividend etf's with companies paying high dividends. IBM, BP, O, STX. Also AMD has growth potential I've made a lot of money off them but they don't pay dividend so you're buying and holding to sell later. If in total for your $5200 invested you average 6% annual dividend on your $5200 then every 3 years you've got $940 for major upgrades, or $312 / year. With this your pc is never more than 3 years out of date.



WARNING: There is no risk-free investment. Stock market can be volatile. Individual stocks carry more risk than ETFs. ETFs with high management fees will eat your gains. When it comes to individual companies, only invest in them if you understand their business AND their financials. Also, remember that when companies have high dividend yields, it's because people don't think they are a good investment. It's like with bonds, the ones with the highest yields are from countries most likely to default.

The best thing plebs like us can do is to invest in simple broad market index ETFs with low fees (personally, I'm mostly in VOO) with a 20+ years investment horizon. You CAN beat the market, but the odds are against you (unless you have insider info).


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privateinternetaccess.com/ is advertising on pol

anon, should I trust them?

1. Do you keep ANY logs which would allow you to match an IP-address and a time stamp to a user of your service? If so, exactly what information do you hold and for how long?

1. We do not store any logs relating to traffic, session, DNS or metadata. We do not keep any logs for any person or entity to match an IP address and a timestamp to a user of our service. In other words, we do not log, period. Privacy is our policy.

2. What is the name under which your company is incorporated, and under which jurisdiction does your company operate?

2. Private Internet Access is operated by London Trust Media, Inc., with branches in the US and Iceland, which are a few of the countries that still respect privacy and do not have a mandatory data retention policy.

3. What tools are used to monitor and mitigate abuse of your service, including limits of concurrent connections if these are enforced?

3. We have an active, proprietary system in place to help mitigate abuse.

4. Do you use any external email providers (e.g. Google Apps), analytics, or support tools ( e.g Live support, Zendesk) that hold information provided by users?

4. At the moment we are using Google Apps Suite and Zendesk. However, we are in the process of migrating our support to Deskpro, an in-house self-hosted solution.

5. In the event you receive a DMCA takedown notice or a non-US equivalent, how are these handled?

5. We do not monitor our users, and we keep no logs, period. That said, we do have an active, proprietary system in place to help mitigate abuse.

6. What steps are taken when a court orders your company to identify an active or past user of your service? How would your company respond to a court order that requires you to log activity going forward? Has any of this ever happened?

6. Every court order is scrutinized to the highest extent for compliance with both the “spirit” and “letter of the law.” We do periodically receive subpoenas from law enforcement agencies that we scrutinize for compliance and respond accordingly. This is all driven based upon our commitment to privacy. All this being said, we do not log and do not have any data on our customers other than their signup e-mail and account username.


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>>960960 continue

7. Is BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic allowed on all servers? If not, why?

7. Yes, BitTorrent and file-sharing traffic are allowed and treated equally to all other traffic (although it’s routed through a second VPN in some cases). We do not censor our traffic because we believe in an open internet, period.

8. Which payment systems/providers do you use? Do you take any measures to ensure that payment details can’t be linked to account usage or IP-assignments?

8. We utilize a variety of payment systems, including, but not limited to: PayPal, Credit Card (with Stripe), Amazon, Google, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash, CashU, PaymentWall, and any major store-bought gift card and OKPay. Payment data is not linked nor linkable to user activity do to our no logs policy.

9. What is the most secure VPN connection and encryption algorithm you would recommend to your users?

9. At the moment, the most secure and practical VPN connection and encryption algorithm that we recommend to our users would be our cipher suite of AES-256 + RSA4096 + SHA256.

10. Do you provide tools such as “kill switches” if a connection drops and DNS leak protection?

10. Yes, our users gain access to a plethora of additional tools, including but not limited to:

(a) Kill Switch: Ensures that traffic is routed through the VPN such that if the VPN connection is unexpectedly terminated, the traffic will not route.

(b) IPv6 Leak Protection: Protects clients from websites which may include IPv6 embeds, which could lead to IPv6 IP information coming out.

(c) DNS Leak Protection: This is built-in and ensures that DNS requests are made through the VPN on a safe, private, no-log DNS daemon.

(d) Shared IP System: We mix clients’ traffic with many other clients’ traffic through the use of an anonymous shared-IP system ensuring that our users blend in with the crowd.

(e) MACE™: Protects users from malware, trackers, and ads.

11. Do you have physical control over your VPN servers and network or are they outsourced and hosted by a third party (if so, which ones)? Do you use your own DNS servers? (if not, which servers do you use?)

11. We utilize our own bare metal servers in third-party data centers that are operated by trusted friends and, now, business partners whom we have met and on which we have completed serious due diligence. Our servers are located in facilities including 100TB, Choopa, Leaseweb, among others.

We also operate our own DNS servers on our high throughput network. These servers are private and do not log.

12. What countries are your servers physically located? Do you offer virtual locations?

12. As of the beginning of 2018, we operate 3172 servers across 43 locations in 28 countries. For more information on what countries are available, please visit our network information page. All of our locations are physical and not virtualized.

s: torrentfreak



Can you use dnscrypt=proxy with said service


Then why are you shilling this here?


Fuck off botnet.






Are there any ASRock motherboards that support the Zen+ Ryzen processors OOTB?



>"There is no risk-free investment"

true. but consider that holding only cash is guaranteed to lose you 2% a year through inflation.

>"remember that when companies have high dividend yields, it's because people don't think they are a good investment"

not always and not most of the time. it usually indicates the company is stable with not much potential for growth. companies aren't required to pay any dividend on their stocks and if the company is truly in bad circumstances they probably will lower the dividend, NOT raise their dividend. there may also be tax reasons for high dividends. for example, reit's are required by law to pay out ~90% of their taxable profit every year, hence their typically higher dividends.

>"It's like with bonds"

wrong. bonds are a very different animal from stocks. high dividend yields have different origins than high bond yields. i wouldn't touch bonds even if i was king midas.

>"The best thing plebs like us can do is to invest in simple broad market index ETFs with low fees"

etf's that don't pay dividends especially thematics are a scam. i looked at VOO a while back and decided against it. risk / reward is too high, the dividend is too low. you're insulating yourself from both the bad luck and good luck of individual companies while still exposing yourself to more generalized market risk. the few companies i invest in, at least i can trust them more than the US government, which is essentially what will dictate moves in your VOO.

if i find i use a certain product, tool, or service a lot i'll look up the company to see if it's worth investing in. if it's not a growth company it needs to pay at least 3% dividend. the company's core business must also be one that does real work. i have no interest in companies whose core business is a service industry.

if you read any of the most successful investors everything they advise comes down to "gitgud and make good stock picks" in which i agree with you on

>"only invest in them if you understand their business AND their financials"

definitely agree.



afaik only the msi meg creation does as of now. i could be wrong. asus isn't planning a refresh for their lineup, the others might. why do all motherboards have onboard wifi now? yet more botnet because dumb faggots demand it.


When will RAM prices come back to sane levels?



All sources say next year.


What's the best book for learning Standard ML? Is the little MLer any good? I know the Little Schemer is a classic.


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Is it safe/reliable to run non-NAS drives on a RAID on your PC? Like the WD Red or Seagate IronWolf.

Toshiba X300 looks like a steal for a 4TB 7200 RPM drive




I have 4 +10yo WD greens in zraid on my backup server. I have no idea how I have never had a drive fail on me, I even use some drives from 2001-2004 and I just have them hanging around in the case. Maybe I just have the touch of a wizard?


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>Maybe I just have the touch of a wizard?

That could be it, but greens are also reliable thanks to being slow as shit. For a backup server that's great. Was thinking of motherboard RAID 10 though. Anyone has experience with that?



I have 8 SeaGate Barracudas in my server, been running 24/7 for about 6 months now without issue


Looking to switch from PIA to NordVPN

Which vendor exchanges USD for cryptocurrency the quickest?

I'm looking for Bitcoin, eth, LTC, dash, xmr, zec, or xrp




>I have 8 SeaGate Barracudas in my server, been running 24/7 for about 6 months now without issue

Nice to know! Is this the first time you're doing this? I've read things like they'd die after a year or so.



What about AirVPN ?



They're the only drives I have for my server, about half of them I bought refurbished. I have other Seagates in devices, like my PS3 that's been working for years without problem.



>about half of them I bought refurbished

That sounds risky! Wonder if you have enough of a contingency plan. Mirror raid? ZFS?



Those were the jews behind the DDoS of 8chan ages ago.



What is a good graphics card to get for a Linux workstation?

Requirements: open source driver, low TDP, semi-passive fan

It will not be used for much gaming, but should be able do HW decode videos.

Right now I have a Radeon HD 5450 which is a bit dated and mpv has frameloss when hwdec=vdpau.

Is this a good choice?





The company that used clients in a botnet is the one suing nordvpn for copyright infringement.

It says there's no proof nordvpn is selling users bandwidth, and the accusers are rivals.

Nordvpn does have a free service so if they sell bandwidth I'd assume it's there.

They have a refund period so I can monitor packets during that time. PIA actually pings all its servers every minute which was suspicious but it was just to determine latency


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Can you recommend a good 1600x1200 monitor ? Is there better deal than Dell UltraSharp 2007FB ? Most are expensive as fuck these days (Eizo etc..)



Why not a 1440p monitor? Tons of options. If it's an ultrawide you just work on the center and the sides are like having a multi-monitor setup.

Odd resolutions just cost more per pixel from the lack of demand. That said, UltraSharp is a good monitor.




Enjoy your shitty overpriced meme




It's cheaper than a dual monitor setup and you don't get an ugly border in the middle. Meanwhile 4:3 is retro hipset autism.






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>Not the God-tier 16:10


I'm just looking to buy a cheap chinkphone that does what it's supposed to do. Good signal quality and all that, just a solid first phone.



Forgot to add; preferably under $200


I'm planning on purchasing the Ryzen 5 2600, would I get much of a performance gain from DDR4 3200 ram over my current 2400?


A 128GB M.2 SSD I've been looking at has dropped to $35. I don't need it for a while. Should I go for it or wait for the supposed RAM+SSD price crash next year?



How long is awhile? If it's a few months then I'd go for it



I'm waiting on RAM to drop a bit before I build the machine it goes in, so I don't know exactly when.



My pick for something smaller would be the quad core T440p without the Nvidia GPU, the FHD screen is gorgeous and you can replace the heatsink for the one used in the Nvidia version if you want better temps (necessary if you go for the beefier CPUs that reach 45 TDP).

For something bigger, i'd go for the W530, W540/1.


Is there a recommended manufacturer/seller of KVM switches?



Can confirm I ripped open my 7 year old external and found a green inside. Stuck it in my NAS and it's running like new still.


I need to buy a new screen for my thinkpad T410 and I was wondering if this one was really good for it, it says "for lenovo thinkpad E46L E46A T410 display 1280*800" but it's the first time I'm buying spare parts like this and I'm fraid to end up with the wrong part and I can't afford to waste money.



I need a laptop I can artfag on on the go. All my programs run best on Windows, but fuck 8 and beyond. What's the best laptop that can run 7? I don't know when it became impossible to put 7 on newer hardware.



A little late, but don't buy cards manufactured by PowerColor or VisionTek. That said, the card you chose is good. Just remember that these newer GCN cards use the amdgpu driver, and not radeon.


Most BSODs on windows are caused by drivers.

Is there any mechanism in place on Linux to prevent drivers from causing kernel panics, or are the (typically open-source) drivers just that good?



>Is there any mechanism in place on Linux to prevent drivers from causing kernel panics

Not really, some driver crashes can be gracefully handled by the kernel but some can't

>or are the (typically open-source) drivers just that good?

A lot of Linux drivers, particularly for things like GPUs, can be summed up as "lacking features but more stable".



can anyone recommend a solid VoIP?



>and you can replace the heatsink for the one used in the Nvidia version if you want better temps

thanks for the tip.

stock touchpad sucks if you use the trackpoint at all too,


I'm looking for a good motherboard with A-XMP profiles for my Ryzen 2700x with this RAM sticks:


So it has to be able to push 3200mhz with 14CL. Any recommendations? I heard MSI has A-XMP profiles that'd make this easier


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Can you recommend a basic 3G ("future proof" as they're ending 2G in my country) phone without camera, internet, apps etc.. ?



Punkt (expensive) phone or the or the nokia's banana phone. 3G isn't future proof though.



After trying out 8 different monitors in our data entry department we bought Lenovo ThinkVision P27h QHD monitors. Picturewise they are the best unless you spent eizo money. (But still not as good as my iMac 2010 screen)



Thanks. But too expensive and loaded with (((crap stuff))) I won't use.

I don't mind buying used if this not possible to find a basic phone which will last at least 5 years from now.



Guys pls

I know someone here must've made a Ryzen built recently and was worried about getting the RAM speed to a decent number.


What's a decent android controller for emulation? Mainly for PSP games and older.

>roughly $30

>doesn't feel like shit to hold


>two analog sticks

>dpad + four buttons on opposide sides


How to avoid a botnetted HDD these days? Are Toshiba drives fine? How about HGST (given that they have been part of WD for years)?



>3G isn't future proof though

Nothing is except for the 5G botnet.



>500TB SD cards

huh ok



Motorolla has a relatively vanilla distribution and is overall conservative about their phones.



I remember certain irivers fitting that criteria, but I've never used one. I feel like it makes more sense to buy a bunch of cheap Sansa Clips nowadays than waste money on a second-hand media player whose longevity is dubious.


I have a TP-Link TL-WN722N USB wifi with the AR9271 chipset that's starting to die after five years of reliable service. I see that this chipset has been phased out, and I don't see an obvious place to reliably get AR9271s any more.

Is there a good inexpensive 802.11n or better wifi adapter that doesn't require proprietary firmware on Linux out there somewhere? I'd prefer USB for portability between hardware and for the lack of DMA, but I'll run a PCIe unit if I have no other choice.


Run full disk encryption with a boot partition on relatively trustworthy removable media (CD-ROMs, older flash drives, etc.). I personally think that attacks through the HDD firmware would be too impractical to use in the real world due to the difficulty of implementation. If an attacker ever gets physical access it's game over anyhow, and a generic botnet theoretically programmed into all HDDs probably wouldn't work very well against any data or data storage structure even slightly out of the ordinary. I've also never seen anything that proves that such a botnet exists, just hearsay and speculation.


Looking for a non-smart TV w/ good specs but without all the 'smart'ness. Needs to have good input port(s) for devices. ty



Looking for good phones. My budget is: $90-150.

What do you think about Xiaomi Redmi 4X? Also, please recommend some.



Lenovo has a habit of lying about software updates, if that matters to you.



I use LB-Link nano USB wifi

LB-link > TP-link

works fine on me and they put the free drivers on mainline linux few years ago.

It's also got the cute size CD with the windows driver (and linux iirc if you plan on using very old kernel).

I saw one before being sold as RYF certified.


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you can easily get these one on Russia.



If I remember there is about:memory or about:cache on firefox (both might be incorrect but at least you get the idea) then you'd be able to access the files.

Also most browser put the videos in a 'temporary' or cache folder.

if that didn't work then go to Page Info on firefox then look for the Media tab. There you'll find all the media like videos images background images etc.

Your last bet would be using Inspect Element (ctrl+shift+i or ctrl+shift+c) then looking for the ".mp4" file. It used to be ".flv" back in the macromedia flash days.




their shitty schematics and innards are shit based from anons (and are similar to system76 meme) but I don't know about the newer ones.

I suggest a chinkpad (newest ones) would be far better aside from the security issues.

Keep in mind Purisms aren't even RYF certified compared to a real librefied Thinkpad but I don't think you're obsessed with freedoms.

The best schematics and screen durability would be Acer or Chinkpads (recent ones).

On screens acer's luster and quality are next to calibrated apple retina displays while the brightness is strong enough when outside under sun.

If you manage to get one so modern don't expect it to run linux out of the box let alone an old Ubunut. Find a rolling distro.

SSDs get slow the more you write files to them or the more the drive gets filled so I don't recommend it. It's just SD cards on steroids and fake RAID setup which increase the read write speed and the write thing is even fucking based on probability like it can write 'ones' on 10 different NAND "sectors" whatever they're called then like four of them don't get written correctly so it had to ECC itself while the bits have chance to rot so they put 5TB or even 10TB unpartitioned "reserved for reallocation" and show you 1TB - (by the way this is method is also existent on hard drives and EMMCs but on hard drives it doesn't slow down).

But yeah, they're perfect as thrashing/caching/loading/rendering data but don't fall for the youtube benchmarks.

Also if you plan on installing linux on SSD there is a correct method not just the usual so follow it and most distros don't even have official support on SSD.



Get the Redmi 4X miku edition.



Why botnet the HDD when the OS is already botnetted? It's not like you have some middle eastern botnet aimed to track world terrorists and you're pirating windows so it installed a nsa firmware backdoor on your hard/flash drives or using linux mint (likely but also likely mossad backdoored meant to track the enemy of israel).

Unless you live on that area, yes.

If you're really that worried just buy a server class HDD. Consumer class usually come with either that botnet or some kind of remote mind control patents or MK ULTRA techniques to fuck you up like turn you into a fucking furry or gamer through a monitor (and they're not planning to undo the victims).

Remember to buy business class technology and you can consider my statements to be a big fat LARP to keep yourself sane.


Is there a twitter equivalent of something like invidio.us or hooktube? I mean a mirror site that allows you to browse acounts and maybe follow them if that isn't too much to ask without having to browse the actual twitter site.


It's incredibly frustrating trying to find a 1440p monitor that is VESA mountable and comes with a glossy panel. I can't articulate it well, but glossy panels add the same "wetness" to the image that CRTs have. Does anyone in this thread know of any?


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Is the go to SBC still the Beaglebone Black? Wanting to use something for flashing the BIOS on my X200 and dodging the DRM on printer cartridges, might do some other stuff with it after that.


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Are dual core cpu back door free? what are the CPUs th re considered safe?



Better get a ch341a with some jumper cables & test clips



The HP LP2065 uses exactly the same IPS panel as the Dell 2007FB and dosen't suffer from a panel lottery. (Many 2007FBs have VA panels)

It's generally much cheaper than the Dell, but is uglier and only has VGA/DVI inputs.


Any recommendation for a reliable VPS?

Ramnode seems pretty good, they're my top pick at the moment. I don't need much power.



Ramnode is good. I think I've had a grand total of about 20 minutes of downtime over the course of almost five years with my low end KVM VPS.



ramnode is ok, i've been using them past 4 years on cheapest plan (that 15buck a year)

if you don't mind NAT (but you'll have ipv6), check gulloshosting, i've been using their vps which 4.5buck a year for awhile and it's nice


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4 sticks of of 4gb ddr3-1600


2 sticks of 8gb ddr3-1600

Some dick said that four sticks totaling 16 would be slightly slower than just two sticks totaling 16.

Whats the truth? Buying 2 more sticks of 4gb is relatively cheap. Buying two sticks of 8gb is not.

The picture below is a sad chameleon but it didn't start out that way. It was originally supposed to be a topless girl in a thong.



It makes no difference. 4 sticks might even be ever so slightly faster if you have more than 2 ram channels on your mobo.



It probably doesn't matter. Motherboards with more than two memory channels usually also have more than one CPU socket. If the motherboard only has four RAM slots, I'd get two sticks to make it cheaper to upgrade later. If you have more than four slots or you don't think you'll ever upgrade, I'd go with whatever is cheaper.



1. Only do motherboard RAID if you have good backups. You're completely at the mercy of a budget, bargain-bin controller, with no realistic expectation of recovering from a failed/faulted controller unless you have an identical replacement motherboard (down to firmware revisions) on hand.

2. WD Reds and Seagate IronWolfs are NAS drives.


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What is the "most portable" /tech/ approved laptop? My current laptop heats up to a million degrees when it's sitting idle on a table, so I need a new one.

I mostly use it to do >>>/late/ programming on bed so I want it to be light and small-ish and hopefully stay as cool/quiet as possible, and it doesn't need to be powerful for the same reason. Battery life is irrelevant since I have it plugged in.




Thinkpad x200 or x220


I'd like to buy some usb drives in bulk. Nothing big, though; all I want to do is keep a few on my keychain for sysrescue and maybe another live medium as well as my gpg private key–and some spares for when they inevitably break, get lost, or the power goes out abruptly. I feel like the ones at office stores are scams, though. Is that the way to go, or is there a secret, better way to do this?

Also, do any of you do this, too? What live mediums do you keep? Do you keep your gpg key in a luks container? What do you call that thing where you need the usb or some kind of storage medium to boot into luks?



I don't think it really matters where you buy them as long as the price is fair. A real store is probably less likely to stock fakes than some online suppliers but if you're careful about where you shop you'll probably be fine either way.

>Also, do any of you do this, too?

I've thought about it, but I always make new distro USBs when I need them because they become outdated so quickly and I use them so rarely. Keeping a full set of recent install and test images for x86, amd64, ppc and ppc64 is more trouble than it's worth. I don't bother putting my keys on external storage other than the hard drives that I use for my routine backups. For my purposes, file permissions and file/disk encryption are sufficient.

>What live mediums do you keep?

Usually some Ubuntu or Debian live image for hardware testing, or a Gentoo install image. Nothing exciting.

>Do you keep your gpg key in a luks container?

Along with the rest of the files on my hard drive, yes.

>What do you call that thing where you need the usb or some kind of storage medium to boot into luks?

A key file or key disk depending on the exact implementation.


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What's the average price of used 16gb ram (2x 8gb)?




lenovo ones are good and quiet having fans suspended with sponge material since 2012 I think. your only problem with this manufacturer would be getting a shitty samsung lvds screen.

for programming I recommend a 8 core ryzen than a quad-only intel. not sure if there's one already.

>inb4 anon talks about that shark certificate hijack and adware installed after a wipe

not a problem if you wipe the hidden windows recovery partitions before you use a new installer. oems have right to botnet their shit and buying = agreeing with all terms.

i bet that they won't do it anymore unless they want another class-action lawsuit and haven't learned their lesson.


>saving important keys in flimsy nand drives

go with sandydisk. they have plastic usb head though not sure if it's pure water proof but they can be easily strapped and if lucky you'll get one free neck strap.

>Also, do any of you do this, too?

not exactly

>What live mediums do you keep?

use drivedroid and a throw away rooted phone for anything linux/unix related. on windows and mac go with E2B

>Do you keep your gpg key in a luks container?

my answer is I would but escrowing keys is what retards do to make agents just go ask scryers to find your sekrit keys flash drive.

>What do you call that thing where you need the usb or some kind of storage medium to boot into luks?

bootable key? usually goes with grub configuration. try yubikey.

I don't recommend using a SD card bootkey as the component might not be loaded immediately (if you use a laptop but you can use a SD card + usb adaptor).


first of all DDR what?

DIMM(desktop)/SO-DIMM (laptop/mini server)?

DDR3 prices still hasn't plummeted thanks to that ongoing silicon scam.

Usually old SO-DIMMs are quite rare to find.

DDR1 SO-DIMM is ultra rare and mostly priced high

DDR2 goes from junk price (unneeded) to rare and expensive (some people know it's somewhat rare especially 8GB sticks of it and higher clock rate)

DDR3 or DDR4.

Slightly Used under warranty (doubt. some have warranty voided when removed) = ~30% off

Used and out of warranty = 50% off

average clocked can sell for even lower.

some gamers will sell their gaming ram sticks at a bargain price.


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That was helpful, thanks.


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I do some light/medium cad (SolidWorks) and some FEA simulation.

is it worth paying extra for a mobile workstation or should i stick to regular laptops ?



Depends how critical it is, typically with the workstation laptops you get Quadros and Xeons which have better drivers and ECC memory.



Hobby work, not that critical, altho i don't want the parts i design to fail which would result in my likely death



I'm typing on a M4700 right now that I bought new in 2012. It was one of the last machines with good build quality to not fall for the thin and light meme. It's very solidly built and the cooling system is the best in its class. My only complaint is that the replacement batteries tend to be a little expensive, but that's why off-brand batteries exist. Overall 10/10 would definitely recommend anywhere 2012 hardware is sufficient.

Whether you strictly need it for your workload is a different question, and I'm afraid I can't answer that as I have no experience with what you want to do.


can anyone recommend a solid VoIP?



The advantage of a mobile workstation is generally:

1. More powerful processors

2. Greater maximum memory/more DIMMs/ECC memory options

3. More hard drive bays and integrated RAID controllers.

4. Nicer display options.

It's up to you to decide if those things make a difference or not.


Advice on very cheap drawing tablets ($50-$120?)



I have a HuionH610, which evidently has drivers in the mainline. It's a good, conservative choice if you're just dipping your toes into digital illustration or whatever, because it's not too catastrophic of a financial investment and has a tolerable stylus (chargeable, in lieu of Wacom's static stylus) and pressure sensitivity, although I haven't taken advantage of any tilt sensitivity. I think Wacom has the best mainline support of all the brands, but I also know that certain Huion tablets use Wacom drivers.

Wacom itself is like the Apple of the tablet world. The smaller ones are nice because they're kind of rugged, and some people swear by them–call them premium–but the only thing I really care about and that you should really care about are the buttons on the stylus and the size of the tablet. The latter is especially important because you don't want to make any strokes with your wrist; everything should be articulated with your arm, and that means you need a big enough surface and an easy enough method for navigating the image.



>Hobby work

I take it your use is doing CAD and FEA work at home and you just need a laptop for normal laptop things? if that's the case then maybe just get a decent laptop with a thunderbolt port and then get a thunderbolt dock and a good desktop GPU. Can the FEA can also be accelerated by a GPU?

Workstation laptops come with Xeons and ECC RAM because they are often used for compiling code and running VMs.



>Can the FEA can also be accelerated by a GPU?

not with the software i use, no that it bothers me, my deigns aren't complex enough, an average simulation takes between 30sec and 2 minutes.

>Workstation laptops come with Xeons and ECC RAM

I'm not aiming for +5k workstation.

an old Dell Precision with an i7, 8gig of ram and a gpu that idn't intel will do.

my budget is about 1k Max


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I need a PC, something I can use as a workstation and for gaming. Needs to be able to handle things like 3D modelling, music production, video editing, as well as smooth gaming on high settings. I want to keep costs down as low as possible, enough to even consider buying refurbished. So far I've had my eye on Lenovo Thinkstations. What do you guys recommend?



Build a Ryzen system in a few months, when the prices for RAM/GPUs come down. On the other hand, you can get something used that uses an i7 2600--newer Intel CPUs really aren't worth it.



>when the prices for RAM/GPUs come down.

Is this the new meme?


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you probably see this all the time, but I need new headphones/headset. requirements:

- good sound quality for listening to stoner in flac

- covers entire ears

- comfy

- has a mic

- preferably 3.5mm, but usb is fine

you guys have anything to recommend?



What price?




Looking for something mid range, but I'm willing to pay extra if it's worth it. I dunno, under $80 I guess, but I may be willing to go higher.



It's a well known fact that the DRAM vendors have been conspiring to increase prices for at least the last year or two. Lawsuits have been filed in the USA that will hopefully result in price decreases in a few months.



80$ isn't mid range, its shit range.

a Philips cityscape is the best thing you can get for that.



oh, ok. forget the price then.



He can get a Takstar pro 82 and attach a mic to it.





so apparently there are mics that can be mounted on headphones. I'll just get one of those.

I took a look at the headphone pastebin and these caught my eye:



is the extra $50 bucks worth it for the M-Audio HDH50? I see tuning mentioned, but I'll probably never use it. I just want clear sound out of the box. alternatively, is the sound quality of NVX Studio ok?



The headphone pastebin is outdated. The Takstar Pro 82 is the current best in its price range--incredible comfort, neutral sound, detachable cable.




>HDD has DMA

>HDD firmware scans entire contents of RAM, identifies where encryption key is stored, then saves key to unused sector of HDD

It's like you don't even think about what the NSA has been doing with 64MB of memory and a mostly unused 32-bit processor that has full memory access on your computer.

USB 2.0 is still king for this one reason.




Supposedly Reds and a few others don't have off disk head parking zones, meaning that spinning the disk down results in the head parking on the disk.




apparently I can get the XPT100 for cheaper. from what I hear, they're also pretty comfy. audio specs seem better, but what the hell do I know. are the specs better?


Does anybody here have a Matebook X?


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How do I stop being a complete technology normalfag? I've never really given a shit about (((windows))) spyware and (((google))) spyware. I'm looking to turn that shit around once I buy a new laptop, so what os should I get, internet browser, etc to avoid the eternal yid?

Please explain in relatively simple terms, am retard



How far are you willing to take your paranoia?



>what os should I get, internet browser, etc to avoid the eternal yid?

Linux + Tor Browser Bundle



Depends on how hard it is to take it very far. Ideally I'd be completely invisible to (((them))) but I know thats impossible.


What's the best way to disguise my voice after recording it? As in, what software/techniques should I use? Anything worth knowing if I plan on doing so multiple times?



>Ideally I'd be completely invisible to (((them)))

get rid of all your electronics



>What's the best way to disguise my voice after recording it? As in, what software/techniques should I use? Anything worth knowing if I plan on doing so multiple times?

[Tip submitted]


Is there a mouse with:

1. 1000 hz polling rate

2. Software that can adjust DPI by 50 or 100 increments as well as turn off the backlight

3. Braided cord



>How do I stop being a complete technology normalfag?

By investing time into testing things out and exploring. Any new laptop you buy is going to come with a metric fuckton of hardware based snooping. Spend more time researching. You aren't going to find a consistent end all answer to your incredibly vague questions. Especially not after the sundering of this shithole and the cuckchan invasion, of which you appear to be apart of.

No one knows which google services you rely on. No one knows which microsoft services you rely on. Ask better questions.


I'm looking to buy an mp3 player. With all the normalniggers using their phones for music the market for these things seems to be a massive clusterfuck of chinkshit. I have an old ipod nano from 11-12 years ago which is slim and small enough, but I don't particularly feel like having to install itunes and deal with all the cancer it entails.



Try the Sansa Clip+, the RockBox support is excellent and you can use 250GB+ microSD cards with it. Alternatively, they have a list of supported devices:



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Latest Rockbox version is finally working fine and stable with iPod nano 2G.* (The 1G is fine too)

*You can finally mount it as mass storage on Linux

Try this !




Didn't know of that rockbox shit, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work with my device. The sansa clip+ seems very expensive in the few places I found that sell it.


Asus ROG-STRIX-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING - 646 dollars

Asus ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING - 756 dollars

MSI GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR 11G OC - 846 dollars

I can't use the American/Western Europe sites to buy, so I am giving the best offers I have found locally converted to dollars. I don't plan to move from 1080p monitors, though I might have to end up buying a new one and it is likely to have higher hz, though I don't care too much about over 60hz, but seems like there are some nice deals for 144hz around here.

The GTX 1070 TI seems like the best value and I hope to be able to use for at least another 3-4 years. Considering I barely even play any AAA titles, it shouldn't be unachievable at that resolution. I haven't updated the GPU in a 4.5 years.

Any opinions?


I was wondering how I would go about listening in on walkie talkie signals. More specifically, I wanted to be able to listen to the admins at my school. I don’t know what I’m expecting to hear, but the idea was to just huddle with my friends and eavesdrop. I don’t know much, but it seems like the main issue would be finding the frequency that they use. I’m currently trying to get teachers to spill the beans, but if that doesn’t work, could I just manually search for it? Is there a specific unit I should buy to do something like this?



If you know the walkie talkies are not digitally encoded, then you can just buy a walkie talkie and scan through the channels until you pick it up.





Thinking of getting a stock Librem 13, and manually installing 16GB RAM and 250GB NVMe to save around $500 dollars. As long as I pick the right type of RAM and an NVMe with the right connectivity, what could possibly go wrong? Is the process as simple as building a PC? (I've heard Librem's try to make modding easy by design)



Just use text-to-speech if possible.


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I want a cheap ass phone that makes reliable calls and SMS messages. Nothing else.

I don't want a contract, a monthly bill, or even restrictions on when to refill the phone. I make minimal calls and texts and there might be months in which I don't use it but I still want it available. Pre-payed phones want monthly payments of some sort. Specific phones and where to get them is appreciated.



Best Buys may have them. Good place to check, anon. Occasionally sale'd too.






10 is a great OS if you hate yourself or are developmentally challenged.




What? That's dangerous then.


Anyone know where to get a decent range radio jammer?


Where can I get a hopefully inexpensive tablet I can put Linux or another FOSS OS on? I want it mainly for using as an ebook reader, but also for casual websurfing while I'm slacking off at my mcjob.



Update with more cards. Also please someone respond:

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G - 602 dollars

Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC - 615 dollars

Asus ROG-STRIX-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING - 646 dollars

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G - 685 dollars

Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix GS - 650 dollars

Asus ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING - 756 dollars

MSI GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR 11G OC - 846 dollars




You aren't getting reposnses because everyone here actually hates technology despite the name of the board

The only real difference between any 2 1080s or 1070s are the coolers. the MSI GTX Ti 1070 though overall seems like the best one although the Asus ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING seems like a great deal for a 1080. I wouldn't trust the other brands because they could've cheaped on the cooling and these things need beefy cooling


Best cheap/free VPN or alternative for torrenting, maybe Tor?

I just need my isp to not know because the folks i rent from got a letter from AT&T because of me and they are normalfags who thought i am some super hacker or something and didn't even want to give me the wifi password again, i had to beg for 2 weeks. Speed is not a necessity i am lucky to get 1mb down normally.



PIA werks good for me. Paid for 2 years in advance, was like 60 bucks



I am sure it probably doesn't matter too much and it is just luck in this case, but I would prefer going with the Asus instead of the MSI for the 1070 TI. Supposedly it is the better for possible overclocking too, though interesting it has only one 8-pin, while the MSI has 8+6. Technically it doesn't seem to matter too much, again supposedly it is more than enough, but should I care?



More pins means more power delivery which likely either means the MSI has higher boost clocks



I understand that logic, but everywhere I look the Asus one is claimed to be usually the best and I also have good history with Asus. Meanwhile the MSI doesn't even go over the stock clocks, while Asus provides a second mode that sets the clock higher than stock 1080 and more than enough claims it is easy to achieve even further. I am not much into overclocking anyway, but It is nice to know I have the option. Another person did tell me the Twin Frozr VI fans of the MSI are possible better, but I am unsure and having that one click overclock on the Asus is something that will probably mostly satisfy.


Where can I get a hopefully inexpensive tablet I can put Linux or another FOSS OS on? I want it mainly for using as an ebook reader, but also for casual websurfing while I'm slacking off at my mcjob.

I know I can theoretically put Linux on any x86 tablet, but I worry about drivers and lockout.


New to buying thinkpads, need advice on a T430 I found for $160 with these specs:

Intel Core i5 3rd Generation 3320m

1600 x 900 screen

8GB ram

500Gb HDD

Comes with 2 OEM batteries and an OEM adapter, though I don't know the condition of the batteries. Is this a good deal, and what hardware changes do people usually do after buying one of these? I heard that the screen is shitty. I'm planning on installing a new ssd with gentoo on it but that's about as creative as I can be without one in my hands.


I recently bought a Dell inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop, and I regret going from lenovo to dell. I recently saved up money to go into either a MSI laptop or building a new computer. Do you think it is better to get a gaming laptop or just build a new computer? I would like a compact computer that can fit either AMD or Nvidia parts, i know nvidia is cucked as fuck but i hear they have the better hardware same with intel as much as i hate saying it.



How badly do you need a portable computer that can play games? If all you're looking for is a small computer, then just build a PC with an micro ATX case. I'm using one with an ASUS B85M-G and it can fit a GTX 980 just fine.



If you really want to game and game heavy running games you need a proper PC. Though, why do you need it to be small if it is going to a proper PC?

>same with intel

The Ryzen CPUs are absolute shitting on Intel. The only thing Intel is arguable better at is gaming and not by much, because of the higher clocks per core. AMD is better at everything else, especially if you are going to multitask while gaming, and you won't notice any problems in your games, as long as you buy from the proper price range. But well, Ryzen definitely beat Intel at prices too. Sadly for the moment Nvidia is the better choice for a GPU, but don't get RTX.


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I am an autist who really wants to get an oldschool dumbphone with buttons.

I'm looking for one that's under $100 with

- calendar

- email

- mp3 player

- maps/gps maybe? but not essential

- If you can use any apps like discord with it that's a plus, but again not essential.

It's really the price and the buttons and aesthetic I like. What are some dumbphones that can do a lot but are still compact and have the oldschool keypad?

I'm leaning towards the nokia 6300 right now.

It has to work in the United States.

No concern about the carrier as I'm getting a new mobile plan as well.

Thanks for the help



>If you can use any apps like discord with it that's a plus

Ignoring the fact that's perhaps the dumbest thing I've ever read, fuck off, proprietary cuck.


I'm looking for a oem pc or laptop in tiny sff that I could use for playing Final Fantasy XI and some chink/rusnet mmo's. I want to keep power consumption as low as possible, need a vga port, and keep the footprint small.

I'm thinking of buying a laptop with a broken screen and seeing if I could convert it into a machine to accomplish this task but I don't know which I'd buy to accomplish this. I'm trying to keep this cheap so I'm probably buying used.


Where can I get a hopefully inexpensive tablet I can put Linux or another FOSS OS on? I want it mainly for using as an ebook reader, but also for casual websurfing while I'm slacking off at my mcjob.

I know I can theoretically put Linux on any x86 tablet, but I worry about drivers and lockout.



first of all you need to check the drive for bad sectors.

second check the performance and temps.

it might throttle when using a bad battery or overheat or if it is a faulty charger, and hidden defects might also be present like bad voltage regulation.

third if it has a meme gpu then check if it goes bad during load

before upgrading the best thing to do would be a complete uncasing then brush off the fan maybe even replace the thermal paste with a new one or a thermal pad (much easier to apply)

the problem is uncasing is hard to do for beginners but since it's a thinkpad it might be easy.

>good deal

it is. cpu can handle most video formats but since that is a corei mobile cpu it is likely to throttle on battery mode


I think SATA 3 HDD is fast enough. SSD better buy a m.2 or mini PCIe SSD.


<do you go outside frequently?

<do you intend to browse web and prefer integrity of files from interruption or corruption?

go for laptop

<do you neet/hikkikomori autist vidya and multi monitor meme?

go for pc


>msi laptop

u got memed



nokia 8110



Where can I get a hopefully inexpensive tablet I can put Linux or another FOSS OS on? I want it mainly for using as an ebook reader, but also for casual websurfing while I'm slacking off at my mcjob.

I know I can theoretically put Linux on any x86 tablet, but I worry about drivers and lockout.


Hello /tech/, any good (not necessarily cheap) VDSL routers to suggest?


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Is it ok to use the TorGuard VPN? Is it good?



Nokia E52


Where can I get a hopefully inexpensive tablet I can put Linux or another FOSS OS on? I want it mainly for using as an ebook reader, but also for casual websurfing while I'm slacking off at my mcjob.

I know I can theoretically put Linux on any x86 tablet, but I worry about drivers and lockout.


Looking for a new keyboard for muh pc, anyone got any suggestion?



Forget that neckbeard GNU plus FOSS stallman fatass tryhard bullshit. Just get a Boox Max2, dedicated for real ereading and loads massive ass .epubs and .PDFs like a beast. Beautiful screen e ink.



Really Cheap:

I see them constantly at Goodwill.or other thrift store. Got an old mech there for $3 once.

New Membrane:

Idk they are pretty much all the same unless they're garbage.

I have a Razer that I got on deep sale. It's ok enough.

I also have a couple of Dell RT7D50 I've been using for >10yrs now and it's still pretty good. Better than the Razer IMO.

Also have a Logitech EX 100 that's ok as well.

I like the way Lenovos feel at the store too, but I don't own one.

Good Mechanical:

I have a Leopold with cherry blues I'm very happy with. I would have more mechs but I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on keyboards.

Cheap Mech:

Probably rosewill or something. I hear people like the Magicforce Qisan if you want a cheap and minimal keyboard.

2kool4skool: Model M. I got (free) 4 that were specialized for industrial machine use made in the 80s. The springs aren't just hype.


I'm not >>977420 but


for just an

>ebook reader... casual websurfing




>based in the JewSA




So what do we use then babeh?



Yeah, what's good for VPN then?



Thank you for the helpful keyboard suggestions,anon.



What do we use for VPN gais



HideMyAss is best VPN. So many IPs and locations everywhere with individual server selection per city.



Hidemyass is pretty famous for selling out that lulzsec guy all those years ago. Not saying others wouldn't but they have been proven to. Airvpn is alright, fuckload of servers, seems to throttle upload though.




But can it jewtube?



Is the LG V35 ThinQ a good choice for a first phone?


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Ryzen 7 1700X or wait for Zen 2?

I'm upgrading from a 3570k and want to do screen recording without stuttering when the cpu is in use heavily.


I'm looking at buying a new phone, specifically the Galaxy S9. The price on Ebay is AU$880 but in store it's $1164. Is there any advantage to buying it in store? I'm almost tempted to pay the extra ~$300 because my old phone won't hold a charge, and because I can take it back in straight away if it's faulty.


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not sure if this is the place to ask, but

>start new job, remote work

>they use instant messaging for 90% of the communication

>mostly shared/group channels

>phone keeps buzzing 24/7

what's a good android app for scheduled notification settings changes only for certain apps? I want to automagically disable buzzing only for certain shit lets say at 22:00



Most messaging services have automute features in them, eg Slack, WhatsApp, etc. Alternatively some manufacturer android flavours have the feature built-in, eg Samsung. Do you know for sure that the messaging services themselves and your OS don't have this feature already?



well I just checked. one IM has that option, but (((skype))) just wants me to set "do not disturb" and I don't want anyone seeing that as my status

android options are only general, and I don't want to disable everything else. I'm using android v8 whateverthefuck it's called



Why not Zen+? Make sure to use the motherboards of the newer chipset. After that, I would wait for 5nm.


What's the cheapest e-reader with an e ink screen?

I have an original kindle but it's starting to get dead pixels. I'd like to replace it but I can't find anything reasonably costed. I have a kindle fire but it's screen isn't suitable for long reading sessions. I like e ink as it doesn't cause eye strain.



No one pays attention to skype status. Set it to do not disturb if that stops it vibrating all the time.


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Hey, I'm getting a x230t laptop and wanted to bump the RAM to 16 and get a non-proprietary wifi card in since installing debian is always an issue with the intel cards people put in them. Any suggestions?

On the RAM I'm mostly curious what the difference between manufacturers and models are as I'm not that learned on it.

Also, these sort of ebay laptops usually come with 'cosmetic damage' only but often some buttons don't work. I don't mind fixing them but how exactly do you fix those screen-mounted buttons?


So I wanted to buy a cheap SSD recently and found that Netac is THE cheapest brand. I've never heard of them before, are their SSDs good?



They decent but low reliability and speeds. If you want a cheap SSD get those Kingston ones. You can get the 128 for like $25 and the 256 for $40 or so. Not the fastest but they last and are good for the price.




Do you mean to tell me that they in fact didn't Hide His Ass? Unthinkable!


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BenQ GW2280 vs HP P2217H

poorfag incoming

hi, I'm planning on buying either one of these two monitors. The BenQ is cheaper for me right now and that's why it's in considertation. Also, from what I have been able to find on the internet, the BenQ had better contrast ratio (3000:1) compared to the HP (1000:1). BenQ is VA, HP is IPS. The BenQ is like $50 cheaper, I don't know why. Everything else looks the same on paper.

BenQ Specs:


HP specs:


Any help (even wayward comments!) will be appreciated.





The BenQ doesn't have HDMI, only VGA,



I'd buy the BenQ, as long as you don't mind the color shift VA panels have. Black levels are important. Also, seems like it does have HDMI:




>No one pays attention to skype status

I'd usually agree, but I'm in a lot of business shared groups. I'd rather hide



Just bought it, thanks a lot.




What's a good USB M-Disc reader/writer?

All the ones on Amazon seem to be combos and really flimsy ones at that.


So say you wanted to learn Python online, have any of you PAID for courses? If so, could I get a recommendation? Or good free sources would be good to I don't mean college either but places like codeacademy.


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My trusted BlackBerry Q10 has died. What should I replace it with? For now I am using old Nokia E52 and it works great, but I can't find a way to sync calendars (gammu/wammu don't work with E52).

The last Android phone I had was in 2011. Since then I've only used BlackBerry until now. My gf has iPhone SE, but I've read they're on their way out.

What phone should I get?

Must have:

- audio jack

- email

- calendar sync (CalDav)

- contact sync (CardDav)

- camera (MPs don't matter really that much)

- ideally, a replaceable battery.

Can you recommend me a phone or comment if I should get iPhone SE? Money isn't really an object, but ideally within up to £400 range.



torrent lynda courses


What UPS should I get for two Linux machines? How do I determine which wattage to get?




Just read a book

see lainchan's general on /lambda/



Don't buy a windows UPS


Should I install Windows updates? I've had them turned off, but I'm wondering if they're useful enough to warrant it. I would be running a telemetry removing program afterwards.



Which Windows?



Windows 7. Fuck everything that came after




I wouldn't. If you're worried about security updates, practice personal security and understand windows 7 a bit better as a system, the registry and file system and such. All the other updates don't do anything and I've had them off on W7 since 2015.



thanks anon



I'm using airvpn. They're pricey, but they seem to know what they're doing. Alternatively you can pay peanuts for your own vps:



I paid about £3/yr and I've never had any issues with openvpn. The only reason I went with airvpn now was that this year I wanted more exit IPs and less diy.



dell u2415 for around $200 and is a much nicer monitor 16:10 aspect ratio too



NTI is a good manufacturer


I have a 20Euro amazon giftcard, do you know a good set of screwdriver I could buy over there? I plan on using it for taking laptops and small devices apart.



High quality professional brands are Wera and Wiha. Those might be a bit more pricey than 20€ though



Yeah, I just looked and I can't afford it, I'm kind of a poorfag.



Bit of an update. I'm thinking of getting Corsair Vengeance 2x8's but I've run into 2 problems:

First, seller backed out. Was trying to sell me an x220t like I didn't know the difference, so I'm looking to find another one to buy if anyone has suggestions. Looking for an X230T to clarify.

Also no clue on that non-proprietary wifi card. I'm not interested in a USB card, I'd rather install an actual card to keep those ports open.



Richard Stallman is a faggot manchild.



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


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I have this old 3.5" IDE/ATA hdd. I mainly want to retrieve my files from it, but I would also like to use it as an extra hdd. Any recommendations?



There's a ton of cheap IDE to USB adapters on ebay, but you might need to dig up an old PSU to power it. Alternatively, you could get yourself and IDE controller card and an old hotswap bay.



Yeah I've got a few myself, I just got one of those HDD docking stations that plug into ur usb port, the one i have takes IDE SATA, memory cards etc about 25 dollars on ebay


Got any ideas for the best laptop with the best gpu under $500-$550 ?

>inb4 intel meltdown

2003-2018+ processors have those bugs regardless of manufacturer.

I don't mind intel chipset and the nvidia mx150 (nvidia 1030) seems promising enough (~$500) but recent ones have nvidia 1050 but are at a higher price.

I can't find ryzen laptops yet which tops MX150/1050 or it's just that they're not out yet (vega 8 isn't that powerful).



I'd also like to add that I am not looking for a desktop. I think a laptop would function much better in my use case and a gaming monitor would cut around almost half my budget not to mention the current state of gpu market due to coinfags.



The following should at least be playable


>Dota 2 ultra




Sounds good. What's it called?


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2.5/3.5" IDE SATA HDD Hard Drive Disk Dock Docking Station All In One, there's a few different ones about


What are my options for setting up an email address on my own domain?



If that's all you want, buying a domain and then using a paid email service like Fastmail (or similar) with the custom domain option would be the least painful.

Some shared (web) hosting services also do email.

Or you could rent a VPS and set up a SMTP daemon and, optionally, an IMAP/POP daemon.


What's a good phone for "hackers"? I'm talking about something that looks inconspicuous irl, something that I can de-botnet, something that I can easily code things for, something with an NFC, some kind of Swiss army knife.



I'd look at the websites of LineageOS and Replicant for hackable phones.


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Why would i buy an mp3/ogg/flac player, instead of just using a phone.

I know that phones are botnet and should be avoided but if i aldready carry a phone with me at any time (I won't get a new one when it breaks), is it worth it to buy an mp3/ogg/flac player???



Better sound. Not running down your phone battery. That said, mp3 players aren't really made anymore. There's basically your very expensive audiophile players, ipods, and chink shit. The latter works, but usually has a shit interface.


quality DAC, even then there are DACs that work fine over OTG so that isn't so much of an issue now.

the only reason I can see myself getting another clip+/clip zip would be for exercising or heavy activity as they're light weight. even with that I'd have a hard time convincing myself to go with that because of shit like aptX and active style bluetooth headsets when I'm most likely going to have my phone with me if I'm doing something like that.

I do like the modded ipod classics, even though I have no use for one.


>>982024 (me)

>>982024 (me)

>>982024 (me)

>>982024 (me)

bumping this



Just get a phone, but don't connect to network.


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What's the best SSD out there right now for general use? I want to stop using HDDs for anything but documents and the like.



I've got SanDisk 250gb and 500gb. No complaints.



Samsung and Intel, but they're both evil.


I need a mobile phone with good camera and good gaymen capabilities for under 500$


I am ready to get a VPN. I run a small law firm and I find myself doing work at public access points when I am on vacation and on weekends. What do you use? I don't trust "Top 10" lists from CNET or Wired.



I have a Samsung EVO 500gb as my C drive at home and I'm moving the old 128 to my laptop. It's just for work anyway. No complaints.



I used to have an old SanDisk RockBox player the size of a modern apple watch. It has a good community that help reset and mod the original system to support SD cards up to 128gb.


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Which µATX case are you guys going to use for your Blackbird build?



My already existing shitty gateway one.



I don't know shit about gaming laptops, but $500 isn't that much money if you're looking for something to play vidya. Specially PUBG. Maybe save some more money or consider something 2nd hand? There's always someone somewhere who's looking to sell their shit for cheap for whatever reason, maybe you can get lucky and find something cheap that way.


Mullvad is really good. It doesn't even require personal data, they give you an user account number and then you "login" and pay with CC, Paypal, or crypto.



I'm happy with airvpn. Check them out!



Don't get the Fractal case. It's shit. The faggot fucking dust filters rattle and vibrate, totally invalidating the whole POINT of the thing (e.g. low noise).


Imagine if you are ==POOR AS FUCK== whats the minimum computer gaming u can set? Obviously not like 150$ but 300-400$ to play on 1080



some old computer with a sandy bridge or amd fx + best gpu you can get



>poor as fuck

>300-400$ for a gaming pc

must be cool still living with your parents


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Pic is about $20. Decent amount of power for the price. It's enough to run lots of emulators and native Linux games.





>Someone needs help building a PC

>/tech/ not only showcases how third world their lives are but then recommends him a piece of shit as well

Never change you guys sure are helpful what even is this thread for amiright?



I thought you said poor as fuck, where the fuck is $400 coming from?

While the sbc is a decent suggestion, I recommend a full x86 build because as and when you get more cash you can make upgrades. Obviously to start you want some bare bones ex-oem dell machine, go with AMD as it devalues more for second hand. Those old office machines hardly see any real use. Next just upgrade the graphics, I would go AMD again with GCN, obviously second hand. If you have any budget left, upgrade the PSU and stock heat sink. If you are smart that should bring you in at around $200-$300.

Again though, if you are poor you should spend that money on rent and food.


>looking for Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 on eBay

>Most of the ones in decent shape are around 400$

>Try looking at HP Elitebook 840 G3 and Dell Latitude E5470

>About the same with the Dell being slightly cheaper

Is this appropriate prices or are they just hiked up because of refurbishers? I swear you can get a new okish laptop for that price with better specs.



Yes refurbish are going to cost more. I payed $150 for mine (gen 1) on eBay from a regular seller. Maybe I got lucky

If you really want a thinkpad then lurk around thinkpad forums and stuff. Also consider a T4?0s or something instead.

If you can be happy with a Dell then by all means get a Dell. Just try to get one of the more serious businessy oriented models and make sure you can install what you want on it.



Appreciate it, any of the T400 series you would recommend? Was looking at the 460 but it doesn't come cheap from what I've seen. I've considered a 530 with a Quadro to. But I am seriously considering the HP Elitebook 840, only big problem I have with it is that it's HP and no gesture support on the trackpad. They are fairly cheap online though (looking at around 200-300$. 350$ if it's a good deal).



Meant to say that my price range is 200-300$, 350$ if it seems like a good deal. Just wanna slap Linux on one and do some light gaming, watch movies, and web browse.


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Is the Kinesis Advantage2 the single best keyboard on the market?

>Ergonomic, conforms to resting hand position


All the other ergonomic keyboards aren't nearly as conformative to the hand as this is, at least that's the way it seems.



I have one, and it's excellent. I prefer the model with linear switches. The only other keyboard I'd consider using is the dactyl-manuform.



fuck around with it on audacity,

pitch-speed-reverb-distortion-flanger, etc...



dedicated storage for music, extend the battery life of your phone. Physical buttons.

Sound quality may improve if you spend a lot of money on a dap (imo, from 400€) and have the earphones that fits this quality. It's not especially needed considering a mp3 is meant to listen to music on the go. Better spend your money on actual speakers



>click on "the latest from Samsung"

>sends you to search results for "Apple"

Jesus fucking Christ


is a 1tb type-c thumbdrive worth buying at 350$? w400MB/s r500MB/s, decent 4k capability and all that



What I've thought recently is that flash drives aren't worth it much at all, largely considering how frail they are. Portable SSDs have much higher carrying capacities, are more durable, and I think they have higher speeds too, all the while still fitting in your pocket.


Heyas. I'm trying to find a tablet-type device that I can use to watch anime and read manga. I don't care if it can connect to internet or anything. Just want to load up an SD card with some media and plug it in. Surely a device like that must be cheap, right? But all I can find is shitty expensive botnet, or chink shit that breaks in a few weeks. Is there no anime/manga viewing device for under $100 that actually works, and isn't Google/Amazon botnet? (Or at least, if it's something like that, can it be modified to respect muh freedoms?)

Some considerations I'm looking for:

-Good battery life

-Expandable storage (base doesn't really matter, as long as I can plug in an SD card or something similar)

-Preferably touch controlled

-Decent capabilities for reading lots of manga

-Decent capabilities for video playback



I don't see what the advantage of these type of keyboards is compared to traditional keyboards?


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It's mechanical, so the response times are better and whatnot, and it's ergonomic meaning it's comfier and gives you faster type types. Some fingers are longer than others and so you always have to tense up your fingers when using a regular keyboard.

Take your hand and just set it down in a resting position. The home row keys should correspond to each of your fingers in that position, which isn't what happens in a non-ergonomic keyboard. This particular one is both mechanical and ergonomic, and as far as I've seen, it has the best ergonomics of any keyboard.


my SM-t320 fits that bill, but I wouldn't recommend it because of the charging issues this model, and some other samshit devices or this era, have.

just try to find an android device that has a 2k screen and decent ROM support, should be easy if you dig through XDA. I run mine on lineage without gapps, it's pretty damn good for manga.



fuck. meant for >>985583





Find a used Sandy Bridge i7 desktop, and then buy a modern GPU, new PSU, SSD, and a better heatsink. Finding them for good prices online is hard, so look on craigslist.



Thanks. I've spent a while looking and concluded under $100 is probably impossible, so I upped my budget. (Also holy fuck, there are so many absolutely shit tablets.) Now I'm between the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (SM-T580) and Amazon's Fire HD 10. Leaning towards the Fire tablet, mostly because it's $100 cheaper. Obviously I don't want to use Amazon's shitty apps but the tablet itself looks like it would suit my purposes just fine. Seems like it's possible to do custom OS on both. Any thoughts?



>tfw work at a conservation corp so I get this shit for free

Feels good man


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What are some good alternatives to adafruit.com for purchasing things like Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone single board computers and their accessories?



unless you're a poorfag that wants headaches, I'd avoid amazon. amazons tablets still run 5.1.x, locked bootloader, amazon bloatware, etc. not that some samshit doesn't have it's own fair amount of issues with knox, touchjizz, funding worst korea, and whatever else.

the sm-t580 looks alright spec wise, if it has TWRP, or equivalent, and active rom support it'd be nice. I've also had luck with the LG g pad 7.0, the newer ones might be worth looking into.

>under $100 is probably impossible

check local listings like craigslist, I grabbed my sm-t320 for $80



Is $100 per year good for 100 GB + 2 TB per month?


Which laptops below are better?

>HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC

>HP Elitebook 840 G1



>TOSHIBA DynaBook Satellite R634



NordVPN and PIA are the best VPNs to use.



According to https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/​, CryptoStorm and Mullvad are the two best ones, with Mullvad seemingly being the better one of the two.


I want to upgrade my PS3 to a SSD, but I want to get one with good garbage collection because the PS3 doesn't support trim. Any good recommendations?


Things I like about my phone:

Looking for a new phone. I have an Alcatel Ideal 4GB - just about anything would be an upgrade at this point. Looking to spend less than $150 if possible.

Small form factor. I can fit it in a pocket and sit down without worrying about it.

Headphone jack.

Home/Back buttons seperate from screen.


Price - Got this one for $10.

Things I dislike about my phone:

Slow. Even powering from idle takes a few seconds.

Lack of RAM. Sometimes I can't upload photos to Twitter because of low RAM.

Lack of storage. I have three apps (besides the stock ones) on it, and can now no longer update apps due to lack of internal storage.



ps3 is sata1.5, just get a big modern HDD


get and SD card and strip it down.




You'll still get better speeds from a SSD, plus less heat. and I have the money to blow on it



plus more battery life too for l33t sk33t hackering where you take the laptop portably and hold it in one hand while typing on it with the other while hunched over it deviously as you wear a skimask.



Steal a laptop with dedicated GPU too so you can play Runescape you degenerate faggot.


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They're not talking about a laptop learn to read faggot


Is buying a refurbished cisco switch a bad idea?


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I'm looking for a good torrent, but don't know what criteria to look for, do you guys have any suggestions and/or advice?



well, you know, you gotta tell us for what type of media you are looking for.

wtf hahaha



Cisco anything is a bad idea because they come with government backdoors and horribly outdated encryption.

A high quality simulator might be more valuable if it's for the certs.


Rate this build


Already have 32 gigs of DDR3, a 250gb SSD and a wireless chip sitting around. The guys at microcenter didn't see anything wrong with it.

Also if anyone has a case they'd like to specifically recommend I'm all ears.


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You don't need a processor that strong for a gpu that mid range. Is money an issue? If yes, tone it down to an 1800x, if not, or you're planning workstation projects, keep the current GPU, if gaming exclusively, then just get an NVIDIA 1070 or something.



>The guys at microcenter didn't see anything wrong with it.

Throw a molotov at them because Ryzen doesn't support DDR3.


Can someone recommend me a good toilet paper that won't spy on my asshole?



The RX 580 is essentially a refresh of the RX 480--get that instead. Personally I'd up your power supply to 650W. Also, If you waited a few months you could probably get the FlareX 3200 memory for 199$. As the other guy said, you probably don't need 8c/16t unless you're using Gentoo and compiling very often.




Money's a consideration but I can stretch a few hundred. Most the games & work I do is CPU heavy, but if there's that much of a disparity I may take your guy's advice, especially if I'm downgrading on RAM.


>Ryzen doesn't support DDR3

That's.. really good to know. Guess I'm going with 16 gigs of DDR4 then now.

Thanks guys



Pajeets use their hands


I need a smartwatch that can secretly record everything and save it to my phone (Bluetooth works)

Does it exist?


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does anyone know a good email client? Fucking openmailbox has been down since september, no warning at all just gone. Ideally i'm looking for a client that has the same interface as openmailbox.

god I feel like such a fucking retard



I just switched from thunderbird to evolution fucking mozzila fucked up another one of their products. It's working alright for me so far


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I have an SSD from an EeePC 901 or something first pic. This pics from ebay but mine is the same except for having more flash soldered on. As best I can tell it's a Mini PCIe SSD that is not mSATA despite having exactly complementary connectors.

I'm hoping to connect it to my desktop. Would I just need to get a passive Mini PCIe to PCIe adapter like pic 2 or 3?



why would you want to do that


I need a USB-serial adapter based on CP2104 or CH341 chips to flash u-boot on something. Anyone know where to order or buy one in burger without getting hit with it being stuck in customs for a month or two?



Why would I want an SSD in my desktop machine?



Try this search engine:


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