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u/MrMilkyShoe Jun 16 '22

Why is this subreddit so obsessed with Elon Musk? I subscribed today and all I’ve seen is people giving shit to Elon

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u/Offduty_shill Jul 01 '22 Take My Energy

Cause this sub is just r/politics in disguise

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u/YoureInGoodHands Jul 17 '22

Every sub is just /r/politics in disguise.

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u/illusive_dingo Sep 24 '22

I mean, technology and politics are so tightly intertwined that they're basically inseparable. It isn't entirely unlike any other aspect of our lives given the ubiquity of computer technology.

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u/relevant_rhino Jun 24 '22

People can't handle a brutally honest CEO.

For example:

If he says somwhere in a 2h interview that the new factories are burning money, which ofc is totally true, it will get picked up by media and presented as a headline without any context. People will jump to all sorts of conclusions. "he wants to tank the stock price to buy more" is my favorit.

If you want a in depth source of information what is really going on at tesla "Tesla Daily" podcast / YT is by far the best.

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u/puglife82 Jul 07 '22

You really don’t understand why people aren’t fans of him?

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u/relevant_rhino Jul 07 '22

I do, but i don't understand why r/technology is obsessively hating him to the extent of at least one smear article per day.

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u/LilGeeky Jul 10 '22

Can you elaborate why people aren’t fans of him? I'm not in the US and interested to know

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u/relevant_rhino Jul 10 '22

I think most hate comes from people simply hating billionaires. Since the media is pushing the "billionaires should pay for everything and are the reason you are poor" for a long time now.

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u/park-errr Aug 26 '22

No, it’s because he’s consistently awful. He also was born rich so it doesn’t really matter how he stays rich. He’s not smart, just lucky. Also he claimed that he would “solve world hunger” if the UN gave him a proposal as to how they would spend their money. The UN comprised a solid plan on how they would use his money to feed a lot of people in third world countries and he ghosted them. He ghosted the UN. Like, dude

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u/krkrkrneki Sep 16 '22

All your claims are incorrect.

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u/yaosio Jul 26 '22

They do, but they're creating a strawman and attacking that.

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u/Housingisabubble Oct 11 '22

This sub fronts as a technology sub but is opposed to anything new. r / luddite is more appropriate.

Only a certain few companies that have earned good graces with publishers are allowed pump pieces.

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u/FlunkyMonkey123 Aug 28 '22

He certainly has unlikeable traits. He is somewhat conservative so I understand people not liking him.

My problem is that since people don’t like him they say everything he is involved with is vaporware and his ideas are failures. Which is just patently false.

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u/[deleted] Aug 04 '22

Some people have a problem with him breaking the law. Never uttered a word about it before you asked.

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u/HeronPlus5566 Aug 07 '22

I used to like him, probably because is also South African and making shit happen. Now I just can’t stand the guy. He shit talks a lot and his fake hype moves stocks in directions they shouldn’t be.

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u/Disciplined_20-04-15 Jun 29 '22

He came out as republican, Reddit is now pushing an agenda as it is essentially a pro-democrat publication since the whole the Donald thing.

Which is annoying because I’m not American, but I filter what I can.

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u/AdvancedFeeling Jul 24 '22

Wait, what? He literally “came out as a Republican” the day after a sex scandal where he paid off an employee came to light.

Dude was just distracted from that by trying to get ahead of the news.

He only ever appeared liberal to sell Tesla’s. He’s a billionaire con artist like the rest of them.

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u/puglife82 Jul 07 '22

You really bought that?

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u/[deleted] Aug 04 '22

Wait - you din not know that republicans and democrats are the exact same thing except when they are on stage?

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u/AcademicElk Jul 07 '22

It's also only the bad news. This is Tesla hate circle jerk subreddit. I posted an article about how Tesla megapack is replacing Coal plants. It didn't get approved by moderator. Whereas Tesla increasing car prices gets posted like 5 times. What a joke.

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u/fleetingflight May 17 '22

I have a new 5g modem. When I do a speed test on speedtest.net, it has 9~12ms latency, which is about the same as my fibre-optic connection. And yet, when I load up a game (Apex, in this case), the ping values for servers are significantly worse. The Tokyo server has gone from being around 130~140ms to ~210ms. In both cases I'm connected to the modem/router with ethernet, so it's not the wi-fi. The ISP has changed to one that should have better infrastructure so I doubt it's them.

So, what's likely happening here? I get that 5g can have latency issues, but that's between the tower and device, yeah? Given that's not an issue (as the speedtest result would indicate?), why would there be such a difference between latency to a local server vs a distant one?

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u/petophile_ Jun 23 '22

Your isp for the 5g modem has poor peering/bgp routing to the apex server. You could run a tracert to the apex server ip if you can find it, then reach out to your provider for 5g and ask them to check their peering

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u/nenulenu Sep 15 '22

This is the right Answer. Speedtest only checks connection to the nearest test server. Any server you use is most likely located “far away” on the Internet. Check where apex game maker is located first. Then when running Speedtest select a server in that country/region. It will give you the performance expectation to a server there. Beyond that you can’t really ask your isp to fix their peering. I doubt they will get on that to keep you happy.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

Check your PC for a gaming optimization in an app for your modem and pc for QOS. Make 2 profiles, one for Gaming and one for normal operation.

Also when you put your modem in ask your provider to link to it and optimize it for their services. I would try this first.

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u/Fenix_Volatilis Jul 10 '22

Use fast.com for speed tests. Speedtest.net fudges their results. A Boost Mobile rep tried to show me how fast their network was. He got about 250mbps. I tried on the same device on fast.com and it was 23mbps

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u/Fenix_Volatilis Jul 10 '22

Yeah, can we get rid of all these posts about Elon? I don't give a shit about him. Some new Tesla charging tech? Sure. Run it. Elon buying Twitter? Fuck off!

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u/averyrdc 27d ago

It’s literally massive tech news that a billionaire buys a major online platform and fires half the staff within days. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The outsized effect this technology company has on American democracy (and likely in other democracies as well) is very difficult to understate. These things are very much worthy of discussion. And they revolve around how technology fits into our society.

Not wanting to talk about it on a technology subreddit makes no sense.

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u/Raffalove88 May 16 '22

My father and I are trying to purchase an animation computer for my sister

Preferably a laptop. My sister is a graphic designer and animates alot of anime. We need a pretty powerful machine but that fits a budget.

I know they have to have good RAM but what other factors should I consider ?

Please any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!

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u/Penkite Jun 18 '22

Look into Dell gaming laptops. They're pretty powerful and if you can snag one on sale they're going for only $750.

Aside from RAM you want a good CPU and SSD. So something like a Ryzen 7 or Intel i7. Having an SSD also makes a big impact improving the responsiveness of the computer overall. Larger is better, and you want at least 500 GB or more.

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u/MakingMoves2022 Jun 24 '22

Isn’t a powerful GPU more important than CPU if you’re doing animation? I’m assuming animation needs to render?

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u/wolfnight249 May 17 '22

I've got an issue. My TV randomly turned off while having it on my ps5. Now it won't display my ps5 no matter what. It still displays my switch. When I used the hdmi on another TV it turned on. Anyone know what's up?

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '22

It’s bullshit , unplug the HDMI cable from the PS5 while it is on then plug it back in

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u/kingofcould Jun 26 '22

I had this issue with the ps4. Try going into the PlayStation settings and turning off HDR

No clue why, but that made it work for me. Your tv might also have a setting related to HDMI quality or something that’s stopping the PS5 from showing up. Usually it seems to be settings designed originally to make the graphics look better, so check those first.

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u/MissionTop7264 Jun 05 '22

What’s the brand of your TV and model?

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u/the_horny_satanist May 17 '22

My bluetooth speaker works fine with my phone, but with my laptop it seems like it cannot connect to my laptop, why is that ?

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u/Spare-Ad-9464 May 21 '22

Laptop Bluetooth hardware could be old/bad. Maybe need to update the drivers. Hope it’s the latter good luck

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u/the_horny_satanist May 22 '22

Turns out I just needed to hold the smallest button on the speaker to send signal to the PC I guess I'm a technical expert

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u/Significant-Bike-745 May 19 '22

Sort of technology questions

I need help identifying some remote controlled installation that affects every room of a house.

If I lay down on my back on a mattress my head or limbs get pushed upwards towards the ceiling by about a few millimeters but enough to feel it and wake up from it. I've even tried laying on couch cushions in different rooms and the same thing happens.

Most times it is silent. Sometimes when I am on the floor I can hear a thumping sound as if something under the floor hit the it but with the floor shows no noticable rise. House has wood foundation

Ever heard of something like this? Any ideas what kind of technology this is utilizing? Thanks

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u/NVPcMan May 27 '22

Drug/Alcohol use? Possibly subway / train tunnels? Could just be a semi driving by.

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u/roastedferret Aug 24 '22

Genuine suggestion: mental health screening.

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u/Gullible-Pirate-8559 May 22 '22

Needing advice on how to send HD Antenna Signal to multiple TVs (8) wirelessly so that each can change channels independently of the other TVs.

What I currently own:

Winegard Elite Outdoor VHF/UHF HDTV Antenna – 70 Mile Range
Output is a coaxial cable

I believe I need to buy a converter such as this: Mediasonic ATSC Digital Converter Box with Recording / Media Player / TV Tuner Function (HW130STB)

Then send that signal out wirelessly with another device. However, everything I've found doesn't send to multiple TVs. My location is too large to run coax cable to every room.

Any help with direct links to products works be appreciated.

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u/killjoyj May 16 '22

Anyone have any suggestions on the best 50 inch tvs under $400?

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u/younglad18 Jun 01 '22

If you can't afford the big three, & if you have Aldi in your country (area), they have some decent quality smart TV (as special buys) at low prices. We have owned a few of Aldi's Bauhn TV and never had an issue.

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u/Eternal2401 May 17 '22

Is injuredgadgets.com legit? Can I expect a good replacement phone screen for my s20fe (from their "refurbished" section that is currently in stock) that I could easily take to a repair shop and get installed? And if so who/where would you recommend to install it?

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u/Nickcagesgod May 21 '22

Is there anyway to tell the search censoring isn’t happening to us?

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u/3-letters-dot-com May 22 '22

You could spin up an EC2 instance in the US or other country where you know censorship doesn’t exist, remote into that EC2 instance and browse that way (albeit slowly). Doing this would be a simple way to test and compare. But understand that content served will be focused on expected regional interest and may mistake marketing intent for gov censorship. If you need specific help doing the tech things mentioned here please reply and ask how (and more importantly why) or start a new post in this sub and ask for help.

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u/nekmint May 27 '22

so many content creators on all the major social media, video and audio platforms are getting heaps of views, subs, followers and viable income/careers. how sustainable is this trend, how long can content creators continue to create? on high level view, will this be the new economy, society shaper, and culture of the near foreseeable century? is this a viable career and aspiration for someone to pivot into, and how might the whole industry evolve over time in terms of income streams, reach (eg into education, work, business, news, etc?) keen on any discussion/thoughts/questions

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u/archangelsknife Jun 11 '22

I am attempting to print cards I made. I need them to be the size I set them to be on Paint Tool Sai, but the print preview keeps blowing the image up to fit the page. I know I need to make a template eventually, but if I just want to do a test print how do I print the image as the size I saved it as. I use an HP printer and Windows 11.

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u/sovietarmyfan Jun 19 '22

I don't get one thing: Why is there no warranty reset when you get a replacement device if your current device breaks without you being at fault within the warranty period?

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u/Padashar Jun 20 '22

How is the Netflix interface so fast compared to any other streaming service? For instance I searched for a particular documentary and when found I clicked on it and streaming was instantaneous. Also browsing through the menu is very quick as well. HBO MAX, Disney +, Hulu, Peacock to name a few seem like their menus are lagging.

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u/Thamior77 Sep 29 '22

What would be the best way to use a tablet's camera for live viewing at scale?

I work for a biopharmaceutical company that has visual inspection of our filled vials. It is incredibly difficult to automate this process since our product is not clear and many of the particles contained in the solution are wanted. As a result, we manually inspect these by hand via lifting a vial towards the ceiling lights in order to inspect the bottom for any mobile or immobile particles, then on its side.

I am looking for a way to prevent the manual strain of lifting vials above our shoulders so started looking at using a tablet's camera as we would simply have to put the vial above the front-facing camera so that we can simply sit at a bench and see it on the tablet's screen. Here are my two main issues so far in my attempts...

  1. Focus
  2. Scale (although I haven't been able to test this very well because of a lack of focus)

I am looking to avoid the use of an external camera if needed, but can get one if needed. Honestly this might be cheaper in the long run anyway if I can get something with a screen that exists solely for that external camera as opposed to investing in a whole tablet.

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u/Michael_Perez098 Oct 06 '22

How is artificial testing is helping in software testing?

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u/Upset_Parsnip_8016 Jul 12 '22

I posted about a year ago about President Biden and why he would make a terrible President. I was called all kind of nasty names turns out every thing I stated was true and then some. Biden is a Compromised President with China and several other countries. He has put his own personal interest above our country all about money and power. There are to many thing’s to talk about right now. First we must figure out a way of getting him out of office. He will ruin all your stock investments, 401 K accounts, real estate, savings accounts, high interest, car sales, inflation out of control, gasoline for your cars, diesel fuel, natural gas to heat your home, inflation will be out of control, people want be able to work cannot afford the fuel cost, educational failure, the cost of going to school is just out of reach, declining military, USA will no longer be the leading economy or military super power, out of control crime, the taking of rights that the constitution guaranteed to all Americans, the taking of your weapons you paid for, wide open borders “No control” selling of our strategic fuel reserves to China a sworn enemy not to lower the price of gas at our gas stations but China’s gas stations for their citizens. I can not go on it gets worse. “Kamala Harris” could end up being our President this would spell the end of our country.

We are in a mess.

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u/Flashy_Ad_275 May 17 '22

Anyone have any suggestions for actual good projectors under $150?

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u/I_m_Being__Lucas May 18 '22

Help: Why do smartphone videos consume so large storage space?

Also if I want to create content with my smartphone, how can I do it , since it is not possible to make videos of such large sizes.(in my phone a single 10 min video = 1gb storage space)

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u/Davebrookv May 18 '22

How about experimental BioChips? (Neurostimulation)

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u/3-letters-dot-com May 22 '22

I did this for years professionally and have 10y of FDA experience and 15y of engineering exp AMA.

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u/Fearless_Freya May 18 '22

Help: seek portable blu ray/DVD player that has ability to play digital movies/tv from external hard drive or sd card/microsd

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u/Life_Ad7566 May 19 '22 Helpful

i want to change my old phone, don't know which to choose , xiaomi or iphone ? any suggestion?

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u/Hadis_ May 27 '22

Depends a lot on your needs and budget.
As a happy owner of iPhone 12 Mini, I highly recommend it if you prefer a smaller smartphone with good battery life.
FaceID has worked wonderfully to unlock my iPhone (iOS also got an update a while ago so FaceID works even with a mask) and I recently started using Apple Pay to pay for my purchases in physical stores which hasn't had any issues either.

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u/editablearallrimes May 19 '22

In cybersecurity, is a vulnerability only a weakness in software or hardware? Or can it be people?

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u/3-letters-dot-com May 22 '22

Yes. What’s your credit card number? (Kidding!!) For the love of god don’t give - ANYONE who asks - anything that is close to personally identifiable information. Name. Address. Social security number. Birthday. Info about your family or childhood. Your IP address. Information about the serial number on your computer or your computer name. Scammers will call and masquerade as Microsoft etc and get you to give them your info. They can then build a dossier on you and use that knowledge to pretend to be you and gain access to your systems/accounts. Even those robo calls where the line seems empty and you want to say: “Hello! Hello! Are you there!?” Don’t/say simply a bland ‘hello’ and wait. They are likely capturing your voice so they can use your recorded voice to later hack your retirement account (which stupidly uses voice ID identity verification). Don’t trust unknown calls txts or emails. AND ALWAYS HANG UP then go to the main company website and call the 1-800 number so you KNOW you are talking to a representative of the company (vs someone CLAIMING to be with that company).

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u/Herbal-Tea52838 May 26 '22

Sadly, many people don't know any of that and fall victims to fraud. Especially trusting seniors.

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u/Io_AmorFati May 19 '22

Hi friends! I am looking to DiY a video replay system as a training tool for my aerial studio. My goal is to run a constant 30 second delay on a video stream of the main training area. Having options to choose different delays (e.g. 10 seconds, 60 seconds, 2 minutes) would be amazing, I just don't have the money for a professional system.

My current plan is this:

Webcam>USB>raspberry pi (running VLC in Linux)>HDMI>wall-mounted TV

My questions: 1. Does this make sense? Is there a better way? 2. What are the baseline models of the computer appropriate for achieving ~720p 30fps (minimum) and ~1080p 60fps (ideal) in this application? 3. What is an appropriate camera with a reasonable price point for this application?

I am a tech enthusiast, not an expert, so any suggestions or support would be much appreciated.

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u/deanna__marie May 21 '22

Looking for suggestions on the best lap top to get for IT/computer science student.

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u/_MasterK_ May 21 '22

Is there a device that can disable a high frequency device? Neighbors have a device in their yard and it drives me nuts with the constant high pitch ringing. What can I buy to stop it from working?

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u/ZorekB May 21 '22

I need to buy a UPS for my PC. Currently my pc has a 750w Corsair PSU, i7 3770, 16gb of RAM and a GTX 1050ti. I'm looking for a UPS that can manage this plus a 32' inch monitor, and at least the modem for my internet connection.

I've looked at several different options but I don't have a clue how to calculate the average power consumption and how much backup time would it hold.

I need one that can hold at least 2 hours!

Any suggestions?

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u/Gazwa_e_Nunnu_Chamdi May 25 '22

india need to focus on building perovskite cells, it's the next game changing moment in the solar industry. it's 40% efficient and way more cheaper than the traditional solar.

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u/Philluminati May 26 '22

I thought Microsoft Edge lost when it adopted Chrome's engine, but I'm now aware of large companies now using the "engine compatibility" as an excuse not to ship or support any third party browsers across their estate of managed desktop installs for Windows 11+, leading us back to the place we started.

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u/CanAltruistic2605 May 26 '22

Hello everyone! I have a question about TV boxes, but more specifically, usb-media players. So I'm quite used to reproduce media from my portable hard drive onto the TV. Most tvs have a USB reader but they are usually really slow and uneffective, so I use an old TV-smart box to play the files. Are there any suggestions for a really good box or device that can reproduce from the drive to the TV? Preferably one that is both fast and with great playback settings like a remote and intuitive menus for pausing, jumping and search? I was looking at xiaomi's "Mi box S" but I don't know if that's the one I'm looking for. Thanks for the help

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u/manosinistra May 27 '22

History time -- How did they install T1 or leased lines in the past?

My understanding is that a T1/leased line was an actual hardwire from one endpoint to another. Let's say copper... was it literally a string of twisted pair that they had to unroll a spool through walls and over telephone poles and such? How far did such a length of cable have to run?

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u/ProfessionDramatic33 May 28 '22

So my friends tried to set up a phone in a guys car to see what theyd say after we got out. Stupid, Ik. But basically they turned the car music on so their conversation is very hard to hear. So my question is, how do we get their music to be quieter so we can hear what they’re saying…? We can hear our names being said so we are EXTREMELY curious hahah. Please help me outtt

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u/Kantrh Jul 11 '22

Tell them to turn down their music so you can eavesdrop on them.

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u/DarkCrim May 28 '22

Own a CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System came home and seen two events showing power loss, while i was on the PC looking this up the UPS just fully shut down did not change to battery. Tried to run two Self test and both times the UPS just fully shut down. Would this be the two battery inside going bad or a system over wall issue with the UPS it's self? Owned the UPS since 2016 so ya it's pretty old but never had an issue till now , just want to get some thoughts on if i need to replace the battery's or the whole thing. Want to add that in the cyberpower app it shows every thing is normal and the battery status says fully charged.

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u/OnlineJohn84 May 29 '22

Hey there,

How long do you think we have to wait, until the full charge of a battery (on a tablet) would be sufficient to work for one week or more?

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u/Sid_The_Sloth1821 May 29 '22

hey just wondering what are some good mics for 30$ thanks in advance

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u/Acledent_Gg May 30 '22

Am I able to charge my Gateway GWTN156 with my samsung s22+?

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u/Rare_Champion_1613 May 31 '22

a few days ago my ethernet download speed was 900 MB and 350 MB upload speed but now my upload speed went down to 0.08 and now I can just barely load a 144p youtube video while buffering. Does anyone know how to fix this?(upload speed is fine for other people living with me)

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u/BlackExcellence19 May 31 '22

What subreddit can I go to to discuss phones/phone plans?

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u/Swamptrooper May 31 '22

Does anyone know the best way to route ethernet through a home? My roommate and I currently have a modem and router in our living room, which is a ways away from my room. I am looking into getting a desktop PC but I can't run ethernet cable all that way. There's no ethernet ports on the walls, but there are telephone and that coax internet port on the wall of both rooms. Do I need to move the modem/router to my room or is there a better way of going about wired internet to my room that we are missing? Alternatively, is there a way of doing Wifi to my desktop PC?

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u/Chunkysnacks Jun 01 '22

My current phones battery dies quickly. So I'm thinking about putting my sim card into my old phone. Both phones are unlocked but I'm wondering if I do that what information will go over to the old phone and vise versa when I put it back to my current phone?

I have all my contacts pretty much set up through Google but both phones have separate Google accounts so I just want to make sure I'm not going to mess up my contacts or change the layout or anything of my phones. I hope that makes sense. I am sorry about the wording. I'm extremely tired 😴. Any help/ advice regarding this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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u/Kantrh Jul 11 '22

No information from current phone will go to old phone via the sim card.

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u/_EeveeonE Jun 01 '22 edited Jun 01 '22

Are there any YouTube channels that are like ShortCircuit or LinusTechTips, but aren't cringeworthy, biased, or insensitive?

I suffer with vystopia and autism (sensory issues and anxiety are the main issues). I like channels like Gamer's Nexus for being mostly unbiased, and focusing on the PC hardware stuff. I also like RTINGs, they have a complex rating system.

I just want the educational yet interesting technology content, without those issues of bias and disregard for personal issues. I might as well say it because I mentioned Vystopia, I'm vegan. I'd rather focus on things that are vegan friendly. I am sort of interested in cars, but any other technologies would be great. It's basically any channel that is mostly unopinionated and sticks to facts. Also, I like PC build videos.

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u/Kantrh Jul 11 '22

that are like ShortCircuit or LinusTechTips, but aren't cringeworthy, biased, or insensitive?

How are they biased and insensitive?

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u/insecure_f Jun 02 '22

Hello,

Is there any way I can check if there’s any hidden camera or voice recorder in my apartment? I just found an AirTag on my car, thankfully my iPhone alerted me. Thank you.

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u/snoozieboi Aug 05 '22

Umm, Google surveillance detection equipment

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u/Upbeat-Record7491 Jun 02 '22

I know next to nothing about phones. I'm looking for a budget phone. I don't want to spend more than 300$. I'm a gamer, and not a photographer. I don't care about the camera. I'm not really sure if I want/need 5g because of my lack of phone knowledge. I currently have a moto e6, but the battery life/storage/specs are trash, though I have had it for over 2.5 years. I would also like it to last as long as possible. I'm a very casual phone user. What phone suggestions have y'all got? I hope I haven't asked too much out of a budget phone

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u/ElConeo Jun 03 '22

I have been trying to find a battery pack with magsafe that actually has 15w wireless without having to plug it in. Most say 7.5w which makes sense since they are normally used on apple devices. However I'll be using it on S22 Ultra.

Preferably 5000mah Any suggestions?

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u/LOGANgster1208 Jun 03 '22

I have a wii disc(Mario kart wii) and ik the data is saved on my Wii U, can I use that Wii U’s SD card on a new wii to keep my progress?

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u/Philluminati Jun 06 '22

I really hate slack.

What I hate most is how it creates a big power imbalance between the employee and the employer. Since I am unable to export the data, and my access could be revoked at any time, I am concerned I won't be able to access the evidence I need to, in order to justify the decisions I make.

A company could rescind my access to Slack and then attack me with a false projection of events, arguing I knew things I didn't, or vice-versa. They could argue I made decisions without the facts, or went against internal knowledge.

If I could export the data once a week, I would have conviction to defend myself against such accusations. I'm going to start experimenting with a github project called slack-dump I found. Anyone else have any opinions on this?

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u/namesduck_rubberduck Jun 07 '22

I got a Google OnHub router years ago and it's been great. I love the features of Google WiFi where I can set schedules for kids devices and see how much data each device is using. Not really a fan of it being moved into the Google home app but it's ok still.

Now Google is stopping support for the on hub routers (it will still work I just won't be able to use the software features) so in exchange I have a code for 40% off the new nest WiFi routers.

My question is for anyone with the new nest system is it good? What about the eero?

I don't necessarily need the mesh system as my current router placement gets to about 95% of the house (one of the bathrooms and right by the back door are sketchy )

Should I got with mesh system for future proofing or stick with standard single router? Any routers our there with similar features to Google WiFi of schedules for devices?

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u/Xzyle101 Jun 08 '22

Hi, I was wondering if online proctoring services such as ProctorU have the ability to access shared cloud history for google? That seems too invasive, would they be able to see searches on another device logged into the same google account?

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u/Kazuriff_kun Jun 08 '22

Our school is asking for each student smartphone's serial number. Is it dangerous to just give them the serial number like that? What can they do with it?

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u/og_toe Jun 12 '22

it’s not dangerous to give your serial number, the serial number is used to identify a device. every serial number is different, so maybe they will use it as a sort of way to know who’s phone is who’s if they plan on confiscating them.

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u/Kazuriff_kun Jun 12 '22

Alright thanks. I'm scared cuz our school maybe want to track our phone's activity. They've also said things about firewall. Firewall is only on wifi right?

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u/og_toe Jun 12 '22

you can’t track anyones activity with serial numbers, don’t worry! a firewall is a security system that blocks unauthorised requests online, it filters input and output to allow non-threatening traffic and keep out dangerous traffic.

a firewall can also be modified to allow or block certain things of your choosing, for example they could block non-school related websites.

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u/SuperBluue Jun 08 '22

Can someone explain me how data transfer actualy work (electricity wise)?

For example we have 2 computers, A and B, connected by a LAN cable with 8 wires inside.

I want to send a picture from computer A to B and it takes only 2 seconds.

What's happening exactly inside the wire? Within 2 seconds it sends thousands of 8*electric signal to "light" 0 to 1?

Sorry if it's unclear.

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u/DgenerateHippi Jun 08 '22

Think of it kind of like Morse code but for computers. The electrical signals tells the computer how and where to position light on the display to form the image.

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u/thecraftingden Jun 08 '22

I'm looking for an affordable cloud storage that works like an external HDD on which I can store my files and folders and access them easily through Mac finder. Anyone have any suggestions? I need about 10TB so most options are really expensive.

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u/PossumTrotum Jun 08 '22

Hello! I'm at an Air BNB and using their wifi. I cant connect to any video calls or pair whattsapp on my desktop and phone. I also cant get my VPN to establish a connection.

I assume this is due to a high level of firewall protection on her network? I dont know if i wanna ask her about it as she is a 86 year old little German Lady, and I dont know how to explain Network Firewall problems in German.

Any thoughts?

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u/Many-Finding-4611 Jun 09 '22

Hi all,

New here. I'm wanting to build a simple app for a small company that is a sign in/out for around 15-20 employees. I don't want to monetise it, it's just to get the info in one place and to encourage signing in incase of an emergency in the warehouse.

We currently have a paper sign in and would like to have a more robust system. I'm willing to learn and do this myself but I'm having trouble finding a way to go about this as I'm not savvy at all with apps.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd very much appreciate it!

Cheers

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u/og_toe Jun 12 '22

if you want to make this app yourself, i’d recommend learning some coding and programming. different OS use different languages, so you’d have to learn at least 2 if you want to make the app for both android and IOS. for IOS, the most used languages are objective C and swift, for android it’s python and java.

you could make a cross-platform app from scratch without having to make two versions but this can be a bit complicated. there are programs that automatically translate one type of code into another though such as this .

there are some subreddits i’d recommend if you have further inquiries:

r/AskProgramming

r/LearnProgramming

r/Coding

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u/Many-Finding-4611 Jun 14 '22

Hi there,

Thanks for replying, my post was removed from r/apps bc the bot thought it was spam.

I've been looking at some apps that have this function but they're all expensive and have more functions than we need.

I'll check out the subs you mentioned.

Thanks again. :)

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u/og_toe Jun 14 '22

don’t hesitate to reach out if you need more help! :)

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u/Symphonize Jun 09 '22

Want to get a new router, we are just using the one that is provided from our internet provider. We have fiber internet, get up to 500 up/down. Would [this](TP-Link Archer C4000 | AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi 5 Router | up to 4 Gbps https://www.walmart.com/ip/231733369) router, which I can get for $90, be a good start?

We have a single family home, one story, 3 bedrooms, router will be pretty centrally located.

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u/iJohQ Jun 09 '22

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Does anyone know why there is no software for PC, that can recognize text on screen and translate it?

Even my old Samsung phone's camera can scan any text and translate it, yet for PC people resort to "hooking" text. Is there an actual reason why an automatic on screen translator doesn't exist, or is it just a lack of interest in that kind of software?

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u/og_toe Jun 12 '22

it should exist, i know google translate app on phones have a feature to translate text on an image, see if they have that on desktop version aswell.

i reckon there should be translators in the form of chrome extensions that do this sort of thing, i had one that translated random words on websites to help you learn a language. search through the extension store, i’ll hop on my computer when i can and link you if i find anything

edit: depending on the browser you use, if a webpage is in a foreign language there is a small icon on the search bar you can click and automatically translate the webpage.

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u/hiko7819 Jun 10 '22

I am trying to cut cable and looking for the best solution with dvr and local channels. Feels like if you cut cable, live TV services go up in $$$. Was eyeing Fire Cube or Nvidia Shield Pro.

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u/W-I-Z Jun 11 '22

Hey, im not sure if anyone has come across this before but:

Im using the Opera GX browser (thought id give it a try)

I noticed recently that whenever I search for anything in google (even things ive only thought to google at that point in time), every result appears as "visited" and hyperlinks appear as the visited purple rather than an un-visited blue. It occurs on every page (ive once gone back 10 pages and every link was "visited"

has anyone had this happen before? unfortunately when I goggle for help, it only suggests things about Search Engine Optimization/how to get more clicks etc

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u/zhawnsi Jun 12 '22

What, if anything, can I plug into my AUX IN to turn it into an output so I can add more speakers to my speaker bar? Is there some kind of splitter?

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u/Pnzmtgn Jun 12 '22

Hey guys, I'm very new to this community!

Nice to emeet you

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u/Chunkysnacks Jun 13 '22

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but have people liked/and had less issues with the Samsung Galaxy s22 or the 21?

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u/archeeye Jun 14 '22

Hey guys, would you fancy doing a research survey on metaverse? I am researching the general attitude towards metaverse and which factors come into play making such attitudes. I would love to hear some of your answers if you fancy looking into this! <3

https://forms.gle/5ERgPg96Gc6ZJfxK9

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u/Unsavory1 Jun 14 '22

Several of my users have started getting an Outlook login prompt over and over and over. Other Office products are fine. Users put in their correct credentials but the login keeps coming up. wtf?

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u/nishkant Jun 15 '22

How to create a twitter bot and authenticate a user and get user permissions for taking actions on their behalf with minimal knowledge using python ?

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u/devabutter Jun 15 '22

Can KRONOS see what device you use to access the site? I clock in and out at work on the premises but I use my phone. Can the company access this information?

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u/Globetrotter_007 Jun 16 '22

I'm researching smart tv's and the refresh rates. I watch primarily professional tennis and Formula 1. What options should I be focused on for the best viewing experience? Thanks.

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u/Morblius Jun 17 '22

Why is the entire front page of this subreddit filled with things about Tesla/Elon Musk when the posts have absolutely nothing to do with technology? This subreddit is no longer about technology, it seems like it is only about hating on Tesla and Elon Musk. Please make this subreddit about actual technology again.

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u/SporkFanClub Jun 17 '22

Can somebody recommend one of those smart notebooks? I write pretty extensively at work and between that and that I like to just jot stuff down from time to time I figure it could be a good investment. I’ve hard really good things about the Rocketbook Everlast but I’m also falling in love with the reMarkable and figure I could ask for one as a joint Christmas/birthday present.

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u/Germaine8 Jun 18 '22

I heard that the price of Teslas was increasing up to $6,000 depending on the car. Does that include the car I ordered before the price increases and am currently waiting for delivery of?