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  3. When they go portless, do you expect them to include a wireless charger as well? Yes. lol. Do you get angry when you buy something, but "batteries aren't included". I can see some of the debate with not including a cable, especially if you're a first time apple user, but expecting a wireless changer? Please. Expecting that users will either 1) have a wireless charger or 2) buy a charger on top of your $1k phone? Please. 5 years of updates, and the phone being fully functional that entire time? You'd have spent more than that on 2-3 decent android phones in the same amount of time. Please. You haven't refuted one bit of what I said. You just needlessly dragged Android into the situation. If you have an actual reason why people should have to drop extra money just to charge their $1k phone, then please do tell. Please. People don't need it? They already have a wireless charger, or go on eBay or amazon and get a charger 3 pack for 5 bucks? Nobody goes to an Apple store looking to just buy the $20 Apple charger. Charger/cables are by far one of the most disposable elements of Apple products, either breaking cords, or forgetting the charger at a hotel, etc... People have access to them, with far cheaper methods than using the apple bundled one. Also, you glazed over the original post you quoted... I said I can see *some* of the debate... as in it's a little ######, especially for first time Apple users, but also I get why they aren't including them... per basically everything I've already said. And also per the quote you originally started harping on, nobody should expect them to include a wireless charger. Again, please. Do keep up. 1) Where are your numbers to show that nobody goes to the Apple Store to get a charger? 2) Sure, chargers/cables are very disposable. We're not talking about those. We're talking about wireless chargers. 3) This is a ridiculous argument. Apple is making an absolute killing off of these phones. They could easily throw in a charger and still be making a major profit. All you've done is stated that people can buy their own charger, which is obvious. That's no reason for Apple to not include one, since it is needed to use the phone. All this comes down to is you defending a corporation's money-hogging habits for some inexplicable reason. But whatever I'm done with this. Looking at our previous interactions, can't believe you weren't already on the ignore list . Time to fix that. 1) Yeah... take a look at amazon to see their best sellers on charger cables 2) No, we're talking about the article and how Apple isn't including a wired charger. I guess you can't keep up after all. I merely mentioned the fact that anyone expecting Apple to include a wireless charger when they go portless is being silly. Especially when a decent one goes for 40 bucks to start 3) Opinion. Agree to disagree. And making it to the ignore list? Looks like I won.
  4. I solved, I created the 2 views, when I used the UNION I declareted the variables before and I can use the 2 views with variables. Regards.
  5. When they go portless, do you expect them to include a wireless charger as well? Yes. lol. Do you get angry when you buy something, but "batteries aren't included". I can see some of the debate with not including a cable, especially if you're a first time apple user, but expecting a wireless changer? Please. Expecting that users will either 1) have a wireless charger or 2) buy a charger on top of your $1k phone? Please. 5 years of updates, and the phone being fully functional that entire time? You'd have spent more than that on 2-3 decent android phones in the same amount of time. Please. You haven't refuted one bit of what I said. You just needlessly dragged Android into the situation. If you have an actual reason why people should have to drop extra money just to charge their $1k phone, then please do tell. Please. People don't need it? They already have a wireless charger, or go on eBay or amazon and get a charger 3 pack for 5 bucks? Nobody goes to an Apple store looking to just buy the $20 Apple charger. Charger/cables are by far one of the most disposable elements of Apple products, either breaking cords, or forgetting the charger at a hotel, etc... People have access to them, with far cheaper methods than using the apple bundled one. Also, you glazed over the original post you quoted... I said I can see *some* of the debate... as in it's a little ######, especially for first time Apple users, but also I get why they aren't including them... per basically everything I've already said. And also per the quote you originally started harping on, nobody should expect them to include a wireless charger. Again, please. Do keep up. 1) Where are your numbers to show that nobody goes to the Apple Store to get a charger? 2) Sure, chargers/cables are very disposable. We're not talking about those. We're talking about wireless chargers. 3) This is a ridiculous argument. Apple is making an absolute killing off of these phones. They could easily throw in a charger and still be making a major profit. All you've done is stated that people can buy their own charger, which is obvious. That's no reason for Apple to not include one, since it is needed to use the phone. All this comes down to is you defending a corporation's money-hogging habits for some inexplicable reason. But whatever I'm done with this. Looking at our previous interactions, can't believe you weren't already on the ignore list . Time to fix that.
  6. 5 hardware specs? What? And btw, I don't need to rebuy my games when I buy a new graphics card either... I'm guessing OG Xbox One, One S (both of which are pretty much the same bar some negligible changes), One X, Series X and Series S So may be 4 configs? And how is that different from PS4, PS4 Pro (which was a bad solution, they had to Crossfire GPUs) and PS5? Oh boohoo, adding one PC preset is so hard!!1! I'm not a developer. It might be easy as clicking a single prompt in your IDE, it might be much harder. But, they have to do the same for the PC. We are in 2020, you should not lose your entire library because you upgraded to a new console from the same OEM. Sony is letting developers charge if they wish for upgrades, developers can focus on PS4/Pro which are much more similar than One/S and X, then Series X/S. Each console maker has their own approach with +/- On PC, things are different. They don't go through on each setting to make sure there aren't hitches. They have 3 specs, minimum which they know will run like crap, recommended which is the target they optimize for, and high where it is up to you to buy/overclock your way to 60fps. The reality is on PC they don't test for a million different scenarios, there are always issues and hardware compatibility problems at launch. On console, when you buy a game there is much more of an expectation of consistency, where drops in specific areas are scrutinized by reviewers and buyers unlike on PC where it is just assumed it's the user's fault who needs to play with settings, get the right gpu driver version, or upgrade. Developers aren't penalized the same way.
  7. I paid almost Β£300 for my Ryzen R7 1700, about $370 in today's rates, around 3 years ago, the most I have ever spent on a CPU, It still works well and I have no plans to update it, I should have spent a bit more on the motherboard and gone for the higher chipset, instead of the b350 chipset, but it works ok. I they converted the price via the exchange rates, then the price of the R7 3800Xt would not be much more, the problem is they don't do things that way, what they do is just stick a pound sign on, so your $399 will become Β£399. I have no plans to update, the difference for me would be minimal, if I was going to update I would go crazy and get myself a threadripper, I may do that at some point, but we will see how things go. I have 48GB of ram so that is fine, again I am not planning for any more, because I would need to get rid of what I have, this computer is now staying as it is, I do not need to get anything new for it. apart from maybe a better PSU, that can cope better with the power it draws, saying that the PSU that is in it should be fine, but I think that is what is causing the machine to crash now and again. Damn, 48GB of RAM (to bad I could not borrow 16GB ;) ). you must do a lot of RAM heavy tasks(?) as 48GB of RAM would be overkill for a lot of people out there as I figure 16GB is the sweet spot right now like best bang-for-your-buck. I am still on 8GB (2x4GB) but I am trying to get some used RAM (like 2x8GB sticks for a total of 16GB) but the price I want to pay still seems a bit lower than what people seem to be paying right now by around $10-20. because I am trying to pay around $30-ish tops preferably but seems like going rate is at least $40+ if not around $50 give or take a little which is messed up because that's nearly NEW RAM prices for my setup which typical NEW RAM prices seem to be floating around $55-60 give or take a little. as for your PC's crashing issues... maybe it's just random things? ; because my PC is largely quite stable but every once in a while a weird thing will act up. but in my most recent freezes I am confident it was due to me under-volting the CPU to lower temps since I am not using the proper mimimum heatsink for it since the official stock heatsink on the i5-3550 comes with a copper piece on the heatsink which touches the top of the CPU where as my i3-2120 heatsink, which is what I am using on the i5-3550, is just the standard aluminum and does not have the copper piece on it. but other than that it looks the same. but anyways, I am currently running it at -0.130v and it seems for every 0.010v drop gives me a decrease of 1c in temp. so I got pretty much a 13c drop in temps now as the temps are at a much safer level now when under full load on Prime95 SmallFFT (i.e. about 73-75c vs about 88c or so. NOTE: real world 100% CPU load temps will be lower than those since Prime95 raises temps higher than real world 100% CPU loads do). I tried -0.150v but it seemed PC froze (like everything on screen looked okay but was completely frozen) as soon as I stopped the Prime95 test which was not all that long after boot, so to play it a bit safer I bumped up voltage a little to -0.130v ever since and things seem to be pretty much okay even though once after messing around with some OS installs, like once after the OS install finished and I clicked 'reboot' it froze solid but that's only happened once @ -0.130v as I think it's likely stable enough. but I plan on seeing how this fairs as the months pass as I may have to tweak things a bit. but your CPU appears solid from a quick look online... 8 cores/16 threads and only 65 watts. you can tell in that aspect it's noticeably above my i5-3550 which is 4 cores and is 77 watt rated (but I did get a decent watt efficiency bump from the 2nd gen(i3-2120) to 3rd gen(i5-3550) Intel CPU's). but come to think of it... I am not 100% sure, but those watt ratings are more typical use scenarios, right? ; or is that full load wattage etc? ; because if it's full load wattage I can't imagine you would have a problem with your PSU unless you got some monster GPU drinking the juice like it's a nuclear power plant ;) but I would assume anything that can utilize 8 cores will have a rather large performance advantage over my CPU since it's half the core count. but for general usage and gaming and the like, I suspect there probably ain't too much of a gap even though I would assume you still win here(?). but even on gaming, I would imagine there will come a point where more than 4 cores starts to become a bit more standard at which point I would assume your CPU will start to shine where as mine will show it's age. but for a CPU that's from Q2 of 2012, it's still pretty impressive for 8 year old technology as you can see CPU's hold up quite a bit better in semi-recent memory than they used to as going from say 2004-2012 vs 2012 to 2020, there was a larger gap, if not much larger gap, in computer CPU/computer performance in the 2004-2012 time frame (8 years) vs the 2012-2020 (8 years) time frame, at least as far as general use/gaming goes (at least it seems this way, like you would feel the age of a 2004 machine in 2012 noticeable more than you would feel a 2012 machines age today here in 2020). like where 8 year old CPU's today (assuming it's at least a quad core (hell, even my i3-2120 was still respectable for general use and some level of gaming considering it's age and it's only dual core)) still feel more good than not where as if you had a CPU from 2004 in the year 2012 I would expect it would not be as good for comparable time frames. so I would imagine since I upgraded to quad core, I can probably stretch out my current PC an easy 3-5 years from now as I suspect I could have gotten by even on my previous i3-2120 CPU for a while longer(like say a few years or something). but I see your getting the shaft a little with the dollars/pounds since you said they just take the '399' and apply it equally to both even though the pound is worth a bit more so the 399 should be less for rough equivalent prices.
  8. I use Waze rather than Google maps. It is more accurate here in Vegas than is Google maps. I want to use Google maps but it always takes a longer and sometimes ridiculous path to a destination for me. Besides, Waze has the added bonus of alerting you to things like police, visible and hidden, and something really handy to have, Objects On the Road.
  9. The list of domains is available in the court order filed by Microsoft. You can find a link to the court order in the article.
  10. But at least it should keep the name of the street.
  11. Intel announces Thunderbolt 4 with support for longer cables, 8K displays, and more by Rich Woods Today, Intel announced Thunderbolt 4, it's newest connectivity standard. You might recall that the company is actually letting go of Thunderbolt 3, with its 40Gbps speeds being offered up to USB 4.0. Thunderbolt 4 isn't wildly different from its predecessor, but it does increase the minimum specs. Thunderbolt 3 supported speeds of 40Gbps and dual 4K displays, but what's different here is that it's now a minimum spec for Thunderbolt 4. You might recall that there were a bunch of ultrabooks that used Thunderbolt 3, but with only half of the bandwidth. OEMs won't be able to do that anymore with the new standard. There are some other improvements though. Thunderbolt 4 now supports cables that are up to two meters, and you can also connect it to an 8K display. Docks can now have up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports, and when a mouse or keyboard is connected to the dock, you can click to wake your PC from sleep. Intel isn't changing up its Thunderbolt branding. As seen in the image above, there are plenty of ways to recognize the different kinds of USB ports, but only one for Thunderbolt. With Thunderbolt 3, it was easy because it used USB Type-C, while its predecessors had used Mini DisplayPort. Of course, Thunderbolt 4 still uses USB Type-C. As for when you'll be able to buy a Thunderbolt 4 PC, the answer should be later this year. The new technology will be integrated into Intel's 11th-generation 'Tiger Lake' chips.
  12. Not true for everyone. I don't have a single type C USB cable at home for example, and almost all of my wall-to-USB chargers are in use. If I got a new phone and found I couldn't charge it I would be pretty annoyed. Furthermore, not all chargers are created equally - they all have different outputs. The manufacturer should give you one that is properly spec'd for the phone. I'd understand the no charger thing if it was a budget piece of equipment, but for something you're paying a premium for it should be open box, see charger, plug it in, not open box and then realize you can't use it because you don't have the right charger. You are guys are confusing the charging brick with the charging cable. Nobody said there will be no USB cable in the box! You will be able to plug it in any USB socket - your PC or a charging brick (slow or fast charging)
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBI41YY52Cw Unless Apple changed of mind and decided to play fair for everyone.
  14. Sure I remember a story from years back of a used that paid to renew Hotmail.com because Microsoft let it lapse.
  15. Apple's independent repair program expands to Europe and Canada by JoΓ£o Carrasqueira Last year, Apple launched the Independent Repair Provider Program in the United States. It allowed businesses across the country to sign up to get free training on how to repair Apple-branded devices, getting access to all the same tools as Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). Today, the company announced that since the launch, over 140 companies in the U.S. have joined the program, adding more than 700 repair locations for Apple devices. Additionally, Apple has announced that the program is now expanding outside the U.S., with Canada and 32 countries across Europe gaining access. Starting today, businesses in countries where Apple is enabling the program can apply to be a part of it. The application and training are free of charge, which should make it easier for many more official repair locations to open in these countries. A couple of years ago, Apple started making it harder for third-parties to perform repairs on its devices thanks to the T2 security chip in its Mac computers. That makes it all the more important that authorized repair locations are more easily accessible. Last year, in addition to launching the Independent Repair Provider Program, Apple partnered with Best Buy in the United States, turning every one of its store locations in the country into AASPs.
  16. BudMan

    Router reaching EOL?

    On what device - already linked to what I would run on windows to look at wifi around you. If your an android user - just search for "WiFi Analyzer" in the store sure there are hundreds to pick from..
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  18. RazvanZoitanu

    Google Maps tests showing traffic lights on Android

    All those traffic lights captchas finally make sense now !
  19. OxygenOS 10.5.11 rolling out for OnePlus 8 Pro with Photochrom sensor fixes and more by Abhay Venkatesh OnePlus has begun rolling out the OxygenOS 10.5.10 (EU) or 10.5.11 (North America and India) update depending on the region to users of the OnePlus 8 series phones. While the update brings with it a host of camera stability and other improvements along with the June security patch, it also fixes the issue with the Photochrom filter (color filter) on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The 8 Pro launched with a quad-camera setup which included a Photochrom filter that helped apply special color effects to pictures. However, users began realizing that the sensor could see through some objects such as thin plastics and some kinds of fabric materials. The company immediately rolled out an update (OxygenOS 10.5.9) for the phone that completely disabled the sensor. The phone shipped with the unit disabled in some regions like India. However, the firm said that a future update would bring back the sensor with fixes. Now, that fix has begun rolling out to users with version 10.5.10 of the OS. After the update, the Photochrom filter is now used in combination with the main sensor to apply special color effects (via XDA Developers). This improves the usability of the filter and prevents it from being misused as a standalone camera. In addition to that, the update also brings some enhancements to power consumption resulting in improved battery usage, fixes for HD video playback issues on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and stability improvements to the camera. Here is the complete changelog for the update: System Optimized the touch and interaction experience Optimized the power consumption performance of the system, battery life extended to be longer than ever Optimized the high temperature warning to improve user experience Fixed the failure to full-charge when battery was charged to 90% and above in a few circumstances Fixed the issue with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video unable to play HD video on some machines Fixed known issues and improved system stability Updated Android Security Patch to 2020.06 Camera Enabled adjusted Photochrom filter (India only) Adjusted Photochrom filter (EU only) Improved the shooting experience with camera and improved stability Cloud service Added the file disk section in file manager: now conveniently upload and store all your files on OnePlus Cloud seamlessly (India only) Network Band 46 CA combo enabled for India Network (India only) Added Visible network compatibility in the U.S. (NA only) Improved the stability of communication Improved the performance and stability of Wi-Fi transfers Optimized network latency for online games and improved the smoothness Since the update has just begun rolling out and it is an incremental one, only a small set of users will begin seeing it today. The company says that a broader rollout should happen in a few days.
  20. At a ridiculous starting price of β‚Ή144,807, it is way cheaper to get the laptop from the US or some other place, pay for shipping, customs, and even send it back and forth to the country of purchase for servicing. Have Dell lost their minds? I can buy 2 of that latest entry level XPS 13 for this price as per US pricing. Edit: the price as configured is $1149, but is still ridiculous.
  21. jnelsoninjax

    Router reaching EOL?

    Thanks for the insite @BudMan, I am going to look for a new router for her, anything new now would be better then what she has at the moment (to her opinion...) so I am going to have her do some more troubleshooting, and see if it is what I am suspecting (crowded channel) what would be a good app to use to see the channel coverage?
  22. How does this make sense if the battery is not user-serviceable in the first place?
  23. Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 865 Plus, coming first to ASUS ROG Phone 3 by Rich Woods Today, Qualcomm is announcing its Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. The chipset has been rumored for some time, as it's expected to arrive in Samsung's flagship handsets later this summer. As was the case last year with the Snapdragon 855 Plus, there's not a lot that has been changed from the Snapdragon 865. It's still using a Kryo 585 CPU, although the Prime core's clock speed has been bumped up to 3.1GHz. The Adreno 650 GPU has been bumped up as well, by 10%; however, Qualcomm doesn't talk about GPU clock speeds. The third and final improvement is that the new SoC includes FastConnect 6900, which was announced back in May. This includes Wi-Fi 6E on the new 6GHz band, offering speeds of up to 3.6Gbps, and lower latency with Bluetooth 5.2. Qualcomm is promising wired-class voice and music quality over a wireless connection with FastConnect 6900. The two launch partners that Qualcomm announced are ASUS and Lenovo. In fact, ASUS confirmed that the Snapdragon 865 Plus will be in the ROG Phone 3, while Lenovo said that it will be in a Legion product later on this year. "ASUS is excited to once again offer users the best possible mobile gaming experience with the next generation ROG Phone 3, which will be powered by the new Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform," said Bryan Chang, general manager of smartphone business unit, ASUS. "Full specifications for the ROG Phone 3 will be announced in the coming weeks, but the addition of the Snapdragon 865 Plus ensures that the overall performance will take yet another leap forward." "Innovating smarter, faster technology for higher performance and more immersive gameplay has always been a hallmark of Lenovo Legion," said Jerry Tsao, vice president of Lenovo’s Mobile Gaming Group Emerging Markets. "Three years after the launch of the Lenovo Legion PC portfolio, we’re bringing our beloved gaming sub-brand’s core values of speed and powerful performance to 5G mobile gaming – where Lenovo Legion will be amongst the first to offer the new Snapdragon 865 Plus in our expanding family of gaming devices this year. Lenovo has a long history of co-engineering amazing consumer experiences with Qualcomm Technologies and we can’t wait to share more soon." Devices using the new chipset will arrive this quarter, so stay tuned for more information.
  24. Sszecret

    Xbox July 23rd 2020 Event.

    Bit of a long shot at this point, but it's interesting that July 23 also happens to be the day when AT&T - owner of Time Warner and thus WB Games - releases its Q2 2020 earnings (a few hours before MS's event. It's an interesting coincidence to be sure.
  25. zikalify

    Ubuntu 19.10 set to reach end-of-life this month

    For most people I'd recommend staying on LTS releases, these interim ones are more like testing grounds for new features for the next LTS.
  26. Not true for everyone. I don't have a single type C USB cable at home for example, and almost all of my wall-to-USB chargers are in use. If I got a new phone and found I couldn't charge it I would be pretty annoyed. Furthermore, not all chargers are created equally - they all have different outputs. The manufacturer should give you one that is properly spec'd for the phone. I'd understand the no charger thing if it was a budget piece of equipment, but for something you're paying a premium for it should be open box, see charger, plug it in, not open box and then realize you can't use it because you don't have the right charger.
  27. Next they will be charging us to put the battery in as the battery will not come with the device.
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