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If you are bored enjoy these short stories!

  • “I am studying to be an interpreter in France. The only exam that I have failed so far is the Spanish one. It would be okay if I weren’t a native Spanish speaker.”
  • “I punished my pupil for faking his parents’ signatures. The next day, his parents sent a complaint about me to the principal. Well, I couldn’t have imagined that the maiden name of his mother was Batman.”
  • “I opened a Nivea cream bottle and licked the foil. Turns out, it’s not as tasty as yogurt.”
  • “I am traveling around Ireland. Decided to take a funny photo with a sheep wearing my glasses. So if you meet a sheep in Ray-Ban shades…”
  • “Our system administrator is on vacation. I don’t know how he does it but every morning, there appears to be a new splash screen on all the office computers — and it’s of him on the beach.”
  • “After a year of being a bachelor, I met a very nice 24-year-old girl. When she found out I didn’t have a smartphone, a TV set, or an account on Facebook, she got scared and left me. While saying goodbye to me she added that she’d better find someone ’normal’ for herself.”
  • “4 days before our wedding, my bride broke her left ring finger.”
  • “I was boasting my unpredictability and spontaneity to my new partner. At this moment, he slowly brought his lips to mine and whispered voluptuously, ’So, amaze me.’ I still don’t know why I burped in response.”
  • “I asked a trainee to make 150 copies. She made only 50. When I told her about it, she threw the already-made copies into a garbage bin… and went to make new ones.”
  • “Today in the park, I met my classmate that I hadn’t seen since school ended. She was with her husband and 2 kids and I was catching Pokémon with my friends.”
  • “Today, a Russian man asked me if I came from Russia. Being surprised, I answered that I didn’t. Then he explained that my tattoos translated to belonging to the mafia. Hmm!”
  • “I fell asleep on a train and slept for only several minutes. When I woke up, everyone in the wagon was looking at me with strange smiles. I still don’t know what I did.”
  • “I was on vacation in Australia. When I was sleeping, an enormously huge and creepy insect crawled on my bed and then disappeared. I couldn’t find it. That was the longest night of my life.”
  • “I work as a receptionist in a hotel. Today clients wrote a complaint saying that the water in the sea was too salty.”
  • “The other day, 2 guys came up to me on the street. One of them said, ‘Give me your mobile phone, quickly.’ In response, I punched him in the face. The second one was shocked. Turns out, they were promoters. They were giving out leaflets inviting me to join a course in self-defense.”
  • “My daughter-in-law taught my grandson to cry and shout, ‘Am I not good enough for you?’ And he does it every time I ask her whether she would like to have one more child.”
  • “Today my husband and I decided to split up the house chores. So it was his turn to wash the dishes. He opened the tap, wet his hands, closed the tap, dried his hands, took the car keys and left. He came back with a dishwasher.”
  • “I am a hairdresser. Today I got a client who showed me with gestures that he was deaf and mute. Fortunately, I know a few gestures in sign language and tried to communicate with him. Not being able to stand it, he said aloud, ’God, my ingenious plan failed. Please cut my hair quietly.’ ”
  • “To take revenge on me after a quarrel, my wife wrapped her sneakers in foil instead of the usual sandwich she packs me, and I took it to work.”
  • “I was celebrating the new year in Rio de Janeiro. I went there for the fantastic beach fireworks. Just before midnight, I decided to go to the hotel to pick up my camera and got stuck in the elevator till 3 AM. Happy New Year!
  • “I have an allergy to sea water. I’ve lived in Tahiti my whole life.”
  • “Today I got a strong urge to buy my wife flowers. She accepted them with tears in her eyes saying, ’Darling, you didn’t forget.’ The most interesting thing is that I still don’t understand what she was talking about. Well, at least I dodged a bullet!”
  • “I told my boss that she made a mistake in the timetable because there is no 29th of February this year. She said, ’Do you mean that Tuesday is followed by Thursday this year?’ She was very serious.”
  • “On the 24th of December, I was going home to celebrate Christmas with my family in the country. The snowstorm was very strong and I got stuck in the countryside. I thought that I would have to celebrate Christmas alone in the car. The car was already covered up with snow when somebody knocked on the window. Turns out, a man behind me also got stuck. He got into my car with a couple of burgers and 2 glasses of Coke. There can be happy endings in the worst of situations!
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Nvidia RTX 3080, RTX 3070 Specifications Leaked

GA103: 60 SM arrays, 3480 stream processors, 320-bit video memory, 10 / 20GB GDDR6 video memory capacity.

GA104: 48 sets of SM arrays, 3072 stream processors, 256-bit video memory, 8 / 16GB GDDR6 video memory capacity.

Both new cores will be 7nm processes , but the foundry is unknown, and given the close specifications of the two, it is not ruled out that TSMC and Samsung can be manufactured separately. After all, TSMC’s 7nm production capacity is already tight, and NVIDIA and Samsung have a good relationship.

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Huawei partners with TomTom for Google Maps alternative

 

 

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Huawei partners with TomTom for Google Maps alternative

 

With the US ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei still ongoing, the smartphone maker has had to come up with novel ways of replacing any technology – either hardware or software – that it previously sourced from US companies. The most notable impact of that is Huawei’s inability to use anything made by Google on its phones

But today, the Chinese company appears to have found a replacement for at least one of the search giant’s key services, confirming that it’s secured a Google Maps alternative by entering a partnership that will see navigation specialists TomTom provide maps, live traffic information and software for Huawei smartphones, as reported by Reuters.

As TomTom is based in the Netherlands, Huawei is able to skirt the US government’s trade ban, which prevents the Chinese phone maker from dealing with American companies.

Speaking to Reuters, TomTom spokesman Remco Meerstra said the deal with Huawei had been finalized some time ago, though the company had refrained from making the news public for unspecified reasons.

Back in August, it was reported that Huawei was building its own Google Maps rival called Map Kit, which was said to support real-time traffic reports and augmented reality features.

Where are we?

While Huawei’s newest phones are still powered by Android 10, a lack of access to Google’s apps and services (including the Google Play Store) makes the company’s handsets has made them a tough sell in many regions outside Asia – even those where they’ve previously been received favorably, such as Europe and Australia.

If Huawei is indeed forced to ditch Android entirely, it already has a backup ready and waiting – Harmony OS is an open-source operating system designed to work across a variety of products, such as phones, TVs, smartwatches, laptops and more.

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Gamers need Wifi 6!

https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi6/

If you are a gamer you should be well versed in the modern problem of wifi sucks! Most hardcore PC and console gamers opt to hard lining with Ethernet to get the best possible performance out of their internet capabilities. This seams to have been the case for a long time especially for gamers living in areas that cant take advantage of fiber or even decent internet from their ISPs. Hardware from these kinds of ISPs usually follow suite and are poor quality wifi connections for any device. Well Wifi 6 could change this problem and bring us into the next generation of wifi. Wifi 6 was built in response to the growing demands of devices being found within the standard household of developed countries.

What exactly makes it better? (Technical)

Wifi 6 or 802.11ax uses new features such as 1024-QAM with the capability to carry a symbol at 10bits rather than previous 802.11ac versions at an 8bit rate. This improves raw speeds by 25% with an overall 1.25x speed per symbol. Watch streaming services such as netflix or twitch with next to 0 buffering times and game at peak performances! Additionally to 1024-QAM wifi 6 uses an 8×8 uplink/ downlink channel system.

What is a channel you may ask? Well its how data transfers between your computer to the server online you are communicating with. With previous wifi it was 4×4 meaning you had 4 channels for data to come in from the internet and 4 channels sending data to the internet from your computer. These channels operated on 80MHz which had little “traffic management” which caused low priority data packets to slow significantly or stop all together.

With wifi 6 we have double the channels at 8×8 operating at 160Mhz and enhanced data traffic management meaning that your router/ modem will interweave high and low priority data packets at a rate where neither get slowed or hindered by each other. To paint a picture imagine downloading World of Warcraft a massive online game while watching youtube or surfing facebook at the same time and seeing no performance difference between surfing and downloading.

What makes it better so everyone understands!?

1024-QAM allows speeds up to 9.6 Gbps (Gigabits per second) speeds that could handle streaming even at 8K resolutions. OFDMs are a smbol that transmits data and divides data among sub carriers with wide coverage and mor stability. Wifi 6 has longer and more frequent OFDM which increases speeds that data transfers by 11% or even more!

Most of all why this new wifi is modernizing the internet is the 8×8 channels which will allow double or more the amount of devices connected to the same network. I think we all can relate the frustration of someone taking data between sever devices and not even using them most of the time! This with Wifi six will alleviate this problem and will become a problem of the past!

And lets not forget latency, with OFDMA (remember the symbols!) the data transmitted will be able to be spread between workloads of devices depending on priority. With all the channels and enhanced traffic management all devices will be able to send and receive data at the same time without fighting over priority.

Best Recourse i could find!

I am a huge fan of Linus Tech tips and being that they are the ones that introduced me to Wifi 6 i think its only appropriate to show their video on the subject. Personally they probably communicate the subject better than I. However as of this video i don’t believe wifi 6 was available for personal use. Now wifi 6 products are available but you will need to still talk to you Internet Service Provider to see if they support wifi 6 or if your home is eligible for it.

look at his face! See how excited he is??? Can you really say no to watching?!?

Yotsune@maxlevelmag

Links to wifi 6 routers!

Low Cost: https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax1500/
Med cost: https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax3000/
THE GOD KING ROUTER: https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax11000/

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Google may have been secretly tracking users across the web

 

 

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Google may have been secretly tracking users across the web

 

Google has been accused of secretly tracking and harvesting the data of millions of users to pass on to advertisers.

An investigation by privacy-focused browser Brave found that Google used hidden secret web pages to collect user data and create profiles that would let users be subjected to targeted adverts.

The evidence is now being reviewed by the Irish data regulator, with a potential GDPR fine on the way if Google is found to have broken data protection laws. The company is accused of “exploiting personal data without sufficient control or concern over data protection”.

Tracking

The practice was uncovered by Brave’s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan, who tracked his personal data and found it was being traded on Google‘s advertising exchange platform Authorized Buyers, formally known as DoubleClick.

According to Ryan, Google had labelled him with an identifying tracker that it fed to third-party companies that logged on to a hidden web page.

Brave then commissioned research with “hundreds of people” recrutied to try and reproduce Ryan’s experience, with the company finding that Google’s practices did appear to create a secret web page identifier that was unique to each user. 

These identifiers, which noted the user’s location and time of browsing, were found to have been shared with multiple advertising companies in an attempt to boost the effectiveness of targeted advertising.

In a statement to the Financial Times, Google said it was co-operating with the Irish data regulator in its investigation.

“We do not serve personalised ads or send bid requests to bidders without user consent,” the company added.

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Windows 10 preview refines search and adds GPU temps reading to Task Manager

 

 

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Windows 10 preview refines search and adds GPU temps reading to Task Manager

 

Windows 10 has been graced with a new preview build for the update due to land in the first half of 2020, and this is the first release which has introduced a lot of changes, albeit none of them are major new features.

The highlights for build 18963 (which is rolling out to testers in the fast ring) include the addition of GPU temperature readings to the Task Manager, so when you pull the latter up, you can see how hot (or cool, hopefully) your graphics card is running at a glance.

This is only for discrete (i.e. not integrated in the processor) GPUs, but it’s a much-requested feature, and means you don’t have to install some kind of third-party monitoring app to check the temperature of your GPU.

Windows search has also been improved to be more intelligent, and pick up on, for example, spelling mistakes when you’re rifling through files and folders looking for stuff.

Microsoft gives the example that previously, search would have been unable to cope with spelling mistakes like “powerpiont” and “exce;”, and these would have returned no results – but now, search will automatically correct these to “powerpoint” and “excel” respectively.

Interestingly, this feature is not just coming to testers, but the retail release of Windows 10 in English-language territories, because it’s a server-side change (meaning you’ll need to be connected to the internet to benefit from these automatic spelling corrections).

Searching for settings has also been tweaked to add a ‘related:’ line below the best match result, giving you related options and clarifying why the result is being presented to you. Again, this isn’t just for testers, but also for the retail release of Windows 10 – but only in the US. This feature will expand from just settings to include app searches in the coming weeks.

Finally in other non-tester related news, Microsoft is bringing the revamped Search Home experience – which gives quick access to your recent search activities, and most-used apps – to those using the October 2018 Update. It was previously only available to folks on the May 2019 Update.

Note carefully

Notepad has got quite a bit of attention in the recent past (including the introduction of wrap-around search), and as of this preview build, future Notepad updates will be automatically piped via the Microsoft Store. That’s useful because it means Microsoft will be able to update Notepad as it goes along, rather than having to wait for major feature updates for Windows.

Microsoft has also given some users the ability to rename virtual desktops (with these new names persisting after reboot). We say some users, because this particular change is only live for 50% of testers, but will be rolling out to more in time.

There are a load more minor changes, including refinements to streamline the process when you change your Windows account picture, and as ever, check out Microsoft’s full blog post for all the details.

There are some known issues, and probably the most interesting nugget here (which was also acknowledged in build 18950) is a reference to a ‘cloud download’ option when you are resetting your PC in the Windows Recovery Environment. Microsoft notes: “This feature is not working quite yet. We’ll let you know once it is, so you can try it out!”

So hopefully it won’t be too long before you can try out the ability to reinstall Windows via an internet download, as the rumor mill has previously indicated.

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Big O

Origin PC has come out with a new computer I have my eye on. I am waiting to get back into streaming on my day off from my main job, so looking at this computer that has a PC, Xbox, PS4 and a Nintendo Switch in it with a capture card looks like it will help.

Origin PC is a computer building company based in Florida. They have been in operation since 2009, and for there 10th anniversary they wanted to do something extraordinary, so they made the best gaming rig out there. The main business for them is making computer customized to what you are looking for, from gaming, workstation, and even laptops.

They are the main options for computer from small PC’s that you can quickly move, to more prominent larger towers at are water-cooled and the highest speeds. But the central part this PC, the Big O, what I believe is there most expensive PC yet. With a full Xbox with 2TB of SSD memory, custom CRYOGENIC water cooling loop in Xbox Green.

A full PS4 as well that is has a 2TB of memory on an SSD and blue CRYOGENIC cooling for it as well, full custom water cooled pc. It has a Nintendo switch Dock on it so you can play and charge your switch on the pc. For the PC it has an Nvidia Titan RTX in it for graphics, 14TB memory, 64GB Corsair Dominator platinum RGB RAM sticks. With full custom RGB lighting in the pc and thoroughly water-cooled with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU in it for running it.

On the back, there are ports for all systems so you can plug and go plug it up to a monitor with some channels and you can switch channels on the monitor to switch modes if you want. I hope that they bring this to the public, but I don’t think they will do that. So far from what I have found, there is only one they have made for Unbox Therapy, I will post the link to the video at the bottom of the article.

But even if you don’t want to get the Big O bc if it does come out it will be an expense but want something a little cheaper. Then you should try to build a computer with them, and it is not to hard to do. You can get in full detail from the color to picking out your GPU. You can also get peripherals if you want from them like your keyboard and monitors if you wish to.

Pics from Originpc.com

Unbox Therapy video for the pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErQQc6cUSTA

PandaKu@MaxLevelMag

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Max Level Tech: Logitech X56-Hotas

Today in Max Level Tech, we’re going to be talking about the logitech/saitek X56-Hotas flight stick. This flight stick is everything that any kind of flight enthusiast could ask for on a budget. In this article we are going to go through the pro’s, con’s, and everything that someone needs to know about this piece of tech.

As one can see by the picture of the Logitech/Saitek X56-Hotas, there are more buttons that most people will know what to do with. Not even getting started on the fact that this flight stick is separable! To give a brief overview of the control capabilities of this flight stick combo, the left piece will be referred to as “the throttle”, and the right as “the stick”.

Control Schemes Galore!

To give an idea of just how many control schemes that the X56-Hotas is capable of, first we must go through the buttons. The throttle in its entirety, has twenty-two press-able buttons and flip switches, ten axes for variable control, two directional pads and three programmable modes.

As for the stick, four axes for variable control, three directional pads, two triggers, and two buttons. So as one can tell, the picture above does not do a justice to the actual capabilities of this device, and we’re just getting started.

What else can it do?

As seen above, the throttle can split apart to assist in multi-engine control of either aircraft and spacecraft. Also, this flight stick is separable in terms of usage, so its user can plug in the stick, and leave the throttle unplugged, and vise versa.

Once it is set up, and all the proper software is downloaded onto the user’s PC, this stick throttle set-up becomes completely programmable to how each control reacts to the user’s input. As well as coming with adjustable springs for the flight stick’s resistance in hand. This thing is also equipped with RGB abilities, with a back glow around all of the toggle switches and lighting on the flight stick as well. All adjustable via download-able software.

Okay, what are it’s downfalls?

As with any piece of gaming equipment, everything has its downfalls. With the Logitech/Saitek X56-Hotas, it has a few issues that seem to be a matter of personal preference. One of its issues is that unlike the Thrustmaster variant of the Hotas design, this set does not have quite the weight in its bases. Therefore if they are not secured, then during heavy or intense play, they may move on the user. Next, the RGB function is stand-alone, which means that if you have Razer’s “Chroma” or Corsair’s “ICUE” this device will most likely not sync with those.

In Summary….

The X56-hotas is in my personal opinion, the best flight stick that a person on a budget can get. Typically they run about $240-$250. This is still pricey, however there are some flight sticks that are generally the same design that cost close to $500. These are flight sticks that Myself and Yotsune use, both of us have no real issues with these devices. They work perfectly with games that we like to play, like War Thunder, Aerofly FS, and Star Citizen. I would personally recommend to anyone that wants a complicated flight set-up, without completely breaking the bank! Feel free to check it out for yourself here. It also has a list of every game that is completely compatible with this flight stick.

Twisted Trisler @ MaxlevelMag

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Ubisoft tackles XP farming in Assassin’s Creed Story Creator

 

 

Ubisoft tackles XP farming in Assassin’s Creed Story Creator

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Ubisoft is taking action against players who are using Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Story Creator mode to exploit the game’s character levelling system. 

Announced at E3 2019 and released shortly after, the Story Creator Mode is supposed to allow players to make their own quests for the game and then share them with other players. 

It’s been found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that some players have been gaming the system by creating easy quests which make it possible to farm a lot of XP and level up significantly faster, instead of purchasing the XP boosters from the in-game store.

Quality Control

In a post on the Ubisoft forums, the publisher has explained how it will be tackling the problem. 

According to Ubisoft “these exploits risk jeopardizing the overall quality, integrity, and purpose of Story Creator Mode and results in less visibility for the creative, interesting and frankly fantastic community stories that have been published.”

Now, existing XP farming quests won’t appear in any of the automatic recommendation lists such as the Hall of Fame or Trending and any quests which are reported for farming will be hidden. 

To make the rules absolutely clear to players going forward, Ubisoft will be updating its terms of use for the tool, after which those who continue to break the rules will be sanctioned. 

Ubisoft has other plans to deter players from using such exploits in the future which it will reveal closer to implementation.

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Mark it in your calendar, Amazon Prime Day 2019 start July 15

 

 

Mark it in your calendar, Amazon Prime Day 2019 start July 15

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The official Amazon Prime Day 2019 dates have been announced, and just as we had suspected, it’s happening on the third weekend of July – less than a month away.

Amazon Prime Day starts on July 15 and and runs through July 16, with the online retailer promising two full days of ‘epic deals,’ according to today’s press release.

The start time is midnight in each region (so the kick off for the US and UK Prime Day will differ, for example). Amazon is previewing what will be on sale in each region.

Amazon Prime Day deals already live

Amazon is already putting things on sale, and naturally, it’s touting its own good or partners’ goods first, along with some deeply 15?discounted on-demand movies.

In the US, starting today, this means saving $120 on the newly announced Toshiba HD 43-inch Fire TV Edition Smart TV – it’s just $179.99 and will almost certainly be a hot seller. Amazon does say that its Deal of the Day can sell out.

In the UK today, Amazon is offering the Amazon Echo Show Gen 1 speaker (the first Echo to have a screen in it) for just £79.99 (it was £179.99 originally).

Renting movies, is as low as $2.99 / £1.99 for Amazon Prime Day subscribers. The film Us is $2.99 and so is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Amazon.com.

Expect big Prime Day deals on Amazon products

What will be on sale for Prime Day on July 15? Amazon says Prime members will also see dramatic deals on Alexa-enabled devices, claiming they’ll be the “biggest Prime Day deals ever” on such hardware.

That of course foreshadows big price drops on Amazon Echo speakers, the Amazon Fire TV line, and Amazon Kindle and Fire Tablet devices. Amazon also owns Whole Foods now, and last year Prime Day deals extended to the grocery chain. Expect more of the same there, too.

In total, there will be more than one million deals globally, according to Amazon, and they’ll launch throughout the 48-hour event.

Amazon intends to keep coming back to its website for two straight days, though you can always follow our Amazon Prime Day 2019 guide for a curated list of the best deals.

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