Stay together but stay away from me…

My personal list of ways to stay connected and socialize while isolating myself.

Related to work life:
LinkedIn: If you are looking for a job this is the first thing you should update.
HighFive: Teleconference app
Gitlab or GitHub: Collaborate together on projects that require coding and versioning
*Zoom: Another conference app but wouldn’t recommend unless you don’t care who joins or listens in due to security flaws. So until they get their act together this made the list to let you know to find something else.

For the real geeks: Setup your own nextcloud and collabora office, mailservers, git server, WordPress etc

Discord: Voice, Text Video etc pretty much everyone uses discord
Steam: Pretty much everyone buys games on steam and it has its own friend list to get you playing together

For the real geeks: Setup your own rocketchat, slackware, mumble, teamspeak etc

Tabletop Gaming:
Roll20: Dice-rolling, conference, maps etc everything you need for tabletop games under one roof

For the real geeks: You are already a real geek

MapMyRide/MapMyRun/Endomondo: Track and share your rides/runs
Zwift: Virtual bike riding but it has a subscription cost

For the real geeks: Setup your own traccar gps server

Virtual Reality:
BigScreen: Watch movies or hang out and talk to others in virtual reality
AltSpace: Hang out in VR they usually have meetings for different type of interests
RecRoom: VR hangout which has many built in mini-games

For the real geeks: Make your own oculus development group and side-load apps or code your own.

Facebook: Don’t feel the need to explain this
YouTube: Upload videos
Twitch: Live stream
Twiter: Short messages and pics
Instagram: pictures
Snapchat: pictures that “Supposedly” disappear after a few seconds
Imgur: more pictures
Vine: short videos
TikTok: more short videos

For real geeks: Do your own website/server to use that can do any of the things above or make an API or APP that automates the processes of posting to any of the above.

Linux Sysadmin Joins New Team

Minor edits for humor and confidentiality:

User Today at 5:45 PM
Hello, I have a Warn in the console at the start of server [23:39:28] [Server thread/INFO]: [[23:39:28] [Server thread/INFO]: Action: Enabling… [23:39:28] [Server thread/INFO]: Loading data file [23:39:28] [Server thread/WARN]: Invalid locale syntax at (line=66)

Developer Today at 5:47 PM
User, Do not worry about the line=66 warning

Linux Admin Today at 6:20 PM
alright lets try to see if i can spot the code causing the error

Linux Admin Today at 6:56 PM
User, Sorry for the delay, i had to download and compile latest code and put it on my server. I spotted the error line in my log

Linux Admin Today at 7:14 PM
Alright I am also getting the error so I am trying to spot the cause, I may have something, will let you know after restarting and reviewing log

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:14 PM
Oh the syntax error

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:14 PM
Everyone has that, I am over translations and went through all the .lang files, there are no syntax errors at line 66 still working on finding what the cause of that is

Linux Admin Today at 7:15 PM
yeah im looking into it to see why

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:16 PM
Yeah please do let me know if you find it, been looking for quite some time

Linux Admin Today at 7:23 PM
Fixed, line 69 of your file.lang is missing a double quote at the start of the value

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:23 PM
That fix the line 66 syntax error in console?

Linux Sysadmin Today at 7:23 PM

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:23 PM
You are beautiful

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:26 PM
Linux Admin, that quote is there for me, what is the event on the line it’s missing from?

Linux Admin Today at 7:27 PM
event.goal.reached = &6%type% ”
that is the line it is missing quote after equal

Random Sysadmin Today at 7:27 PM
Ahh that is line 67 in this editor
Change is uploaded now
What editor did you use if you don’t mind me asking, we been trying to find and fix this forever

Linux Admin Today at 7:28 PM
i had some extra blank lines
you shouldn’t have asked

GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile GPU Specifications Leaked

So how does it differ from the desktop GPU? For starters, the mobile version will be using GDDR5 and have a memory clock of 8,008MHz.

…the alleged mobile version of GeForce GTX 1080 features 2048 CUDA Cores, which is less compared to the 2560 CUDA Cores present in the desktop variant. The mobile version of this GPU is based on the new Pascal GP104 SKU and it’s highly possible that it will feature a lower TDP compared to the desktop version. The desktop version of GeForce GTX 1080 is running at a default clock speed of 1607MHz, while the one that could be running in future laptops is running at a speed of 1442MHz.


Source: [H]ardOCP – GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile GPU Specifications Leaked

United Airlines' Polaris Business Class Has Sleeping Pods

After 12,000 hours of market research, United Airlines realized that people want to sleep during their flights. I don’t know how comfy they are, but it has to be better than sleeping in a regular seat.

The pods, designed for long-haul international flights, will be configured single file so that there’s “no stepping over anybody,” United chief marketing officer Thomas O’Toole explains. In case passenger snores are too faint for flight attendants to hear, there’s a “Do Not Disturb Sign,” just one of what United calls “sleep-enticing amenities.” (Others include a “calming lavender pillow mist” and “ergonomically designed eye shades.)


Source: [H]ardOCP – United Airlines’ Polaris Business Class Has Sleeping Pods

Bumblebee Gets Upgraded For Transformers: The Last Knight

As expected, Bumblebee is back as a Camaro with new styling. Do you like it? I actually prefer the classic Camaro look from the last movie.

Production on Transformers: The Last Knight is set to begin June 6 in Detroit with production planned to take place at various locations around the world, including Cuba, with the film being only the second Hollywood production to shoot in the country. Michael Bay returns to the director’s chair for the film, which is set to be written by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto will produce the sequel.


Source: [H]ardOCP – Bumblebee Gets Upgraded For Transformers: The Last Knight

Norway Banning New Sales Of Gas-Powered Cars By 2025

Political parties in Norway have agreed on a new energy policy that will include a ban on new gasoline-powered car sales as soon as 2025. Norway already has the highest percentage of electric vehicle market share of any country.

What’s probably most remarkable here is that Norway is currently one of the world’s largest Oil exporters. India confirmed that it is evaluating a scheme for all its fleet to be electric by 2030 and the Dutch government is discussing the possibility to ban gas-powered car sales and only allow electric vehicle sales starting also by 2025, but the idea divides the parliament. Norway’s initiative looks like it could be the first made into law and would only allow zero-emission vehicles to be sold in the country starting in less than a decade.


Source: [H]ardOCP – Norway Banning New Sales Of Gas-Powered Cars By 2025

Users Abandoning Microsoft Browsers At Record Rates

Data released earlier this week would suggest that IE and Edge “hemorrhaged user share at an astounding rate” while Chrome continued to grow. Firefox also saw a decline.

IE and Edge combined to account for 38.7% of the global user share — a stand-in for the percentage of all desktop and notebook PCs that ran those browsers — in May, according to U.S.-based analytics vendor Net Applications. May’s number for IE was down 2.7 percentage points from April, the largest one-month decline since Computerworld began recording browser data in 2005. In the last six months alone, IE — a bucket into which Net Applications also throws in Windows 10’s Edge — has lost 11.4 percentage points, an unprecedented decline for any browser at any point in the last 11 years.


Source: [H]ardOCP – Users Abandoning Microsoft Browsers At Record Rates

World's Smallest 512GB SSD Is Half The Weight Of A Dime

These should come in handy as companies obsess over making smaller and slimmer devices. Supposedly, this guy can transfer a 5GB-equivalent, full-HD movie in about three seconds.

Samsung’s PM971-NVMe SSD is aimed at ultra-thin notebooks and was manufactured by combining 16 of Samsung’s 48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gbit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller. The new SSD is just 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm in size and weighs about one gram, less than half the weight of a U.S. dime (2.3 grams). The single-package SSD’s volume is approximately a hundredth of a 2.5-in form factor SSD or hard disk drive, and its surface area is about one-fifth of an M.2 SSD, which is a little larger than a postage stamp.


Source: [H]ardOCP – World’s Smallest 512GB SSD Is Half The Weight Of A Dime

AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge & Stoney Ridge Announcement

You probably have not noticed, but we do not spend a lot of time focussing on AMD’s APU technology here at HardOCP. AMD does some incredible things graphically inside its small cool running APU packages for the most part. Today, we get two new APUs and all the slides to share with you. And a Live Stream with more Polaris information!

Source: [H]ardOCP – AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge & Stoney Ridge Announcement

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Broadwell-E Motherboard

MSI’s X99 refresh is here in time for Intel’s new Broadwell-E processors! We put the new processor through its paces and our MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon was the lucky winner that we chose to torture in order to determine it’s “Broadwell-E readiness.” Our time with the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon was filled with many surprises.

Source: [H]ardOCP – MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Broadwell-E Motherboard

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Preview

The second video card in the NVIDIA next generation Pascal GPU architecture is finally here, we will explore the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition video card. In this limited preview today we will look at performance in comparison to GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X as well as some preview overclocking.

Source: [H]ardOCP – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Preview

Founders Edition Early Adopters Paper Tax for 20 Minutes

May 27th is finally upon us and now we all understand NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Paper Launch. Low stock on the new GTX 1080 is the theme, but at least Newegg held true to the Founders Edition MSRP. And NVIDIA was not going to sneak by this time, not that they thought they could get away with it twice.

Source: [H]ardOCP – Founders Edition Early Adopters Paper Tax for 20 Minutes

From ATI to AMD back to ATI? A Journey in Futility

Trouble is brewing for AMD, Radeon Technologies Group, and Lisa Su, CEO and President. While on the surface it may just seem as though AMD engineers have once again missed the mark when it comes to building a new high-end graphics technology, but there is a lot more to the story.

Source: [H]ardOCP – From ATI to AMD back to ATI? A Journey in Futility

FSP Hydro X 650W Power Supply Review

FSP does not have much to say about its Hydro X in terms of marketing speak, but it does hit the high points that enthusiast system builders are looking for: “Silent operation, High efficiency ≧ 90%, Full Japan-made electrolytic capacitors, Powerful single +12V rail design, Ribbon cables, and Complete protection: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, OTP.”

Source: [H]ardOCP – FSP Hydro X 650W Power Supply Review