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[H] Enthusiast Archives: July 2015Archive Listing

Friday July 31, 2015

[H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews

Today is Friday and you know what that means! It is time once again for the [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews! For anyone that might have missed them, we like to take a quick look back on the hardware evaluations and articles we posted earlier in the week. We kicked the week off with our AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4K video card review, followed by our Intel / Micron Live Reporting - 3D XPoint Memory article. Finally, we wrapped things up with our evaluation of the Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Series.

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Team [H]ardOCP iRacing 24 Hours of Spa

Listen up guys! Team [H]ardOCP iRacing will be racing the 24 Hours of Spa tomorrow at 9am Eastern. The Twitch stream will be live HERE and there will be a play by play in this forum thread.

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[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases: Case Mod Friday @ ThinkComputers

ETC.: Intel Core i7-5775C @ CowcotLand

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pink @ APH Networks

Logitech G29 Driving Force @ PC Perspective

Storage: Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB @ Technogog

Making The Jump To Windows 10

The crew at HotHardware has put together a guide to migrating to Windows 10. Definitely worth a look if you haven't made the jump yet.

The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft’s latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. While this guide is by no means exhaustive, there are some useful reminders here as well as some potential pitfalls that may rear their ugly head during the upgrade process.


Car Versus Drones

This video would have been way better if it featured a car with some balls but the concept is kinda cool anyway.


Uranus-Sized Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

You couldn't come up with a better "Headline of the Day" if you tried.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was discovered through a technique called gravitational microlensing.


What You Sound Like To A Sysadmin

You don't even have to be a Sysadmin to appreciate this article. Hell, most of us hear this stuff just because we are the only tech savvy person among our family and friends.

"I think the firewall is blocking me."

I don't know what a firewall does but I like the word so I just threw it in there as a sort of garnish. You can probably rule out the firewall.


Firefox Mad At Microsoft Over Win 10 Default Browser Settings

Twice the number of mouse clicks has seriously pissed this guy off. big grin

We appreciate that it’s still technically possible to preserve people’s previous settings and defaults, but the design of the whole upgrade experience and the default settings APIs have been changed to make this less obvious and more difficult. It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows. It’s confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.


Building A Slinky Escalator

This guy has waaaay too much time on his hands. cool


Kim Dotcom Doesn't Trust Mega: 'Your Data Isn't Safe Anymore'

I know I shouldn't laugh at stuff like this, but watching these guys turn on each other is hilarious.

"As a result of this and a number of other confidential issues I don’t trust Mega anymore. I don’t think your data is safe on Mega anymore. But my non-compete clause is running out at the end of the year and I will create a Mega competitor that is completely open source and non-profit, similar to the Wikipedia model," Dotcom says. "I want to give everyone free, unlimited and encrypted cloud storage with the help of donations from the community to keep things going."


Gaming [H]eadlines

Endless Space 2 Announced @ Blue's News

Sony Posts Favourable Q1 Results @ VG24/7

SteamOS Weekend Deals @ Official Website

The Witcher 3 1.08 Patch Notes @ Shacknews

Google Loses Bid to Overturn Low-Cost Patent Licenses To Microsoft

Google originally asked for $4 billion. Courts only give them $1.8 million. Google appeals. In the process, Microsoft is awarded $14.5 million for breach of contract. Appeals court rules against Google. Considering we haven't even calculated attorney fees yest, Google probably should have just taken a pass on this one.

After a 2012 trial, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle said the appropriate royalty rate was $1.8 million, far less than Motorola’s demand for as much as $4 billion a year. A jury later found Motorola in breach of contract. Google appealed the verdict and the royalty rate to the 9th Circuit.