If AMD is good enough for Linus Torvalds its good enough for me - Now on an AMD Ryzon 7 3700X CPU

Date Published: Tue, 26 May 2020 23:09:59 +0200

This third gen AMD has got more cores & threads (with higher default clock speed) and gaming L3 cache than the Intel Core i5-9400F that I was considering (in fairness the AMD is more similar to an Intel Core i7-9700K but still beats that). Geekbench 5's benchmarks show the AMD at 30% faster on single-core than the Intel and just under double the benchmark for multi-core processing. It also supports slightly faster DDR4 memory and memory throughput.

So far its flying with the gaming I do, and I can see noticeable improvements in FPS over my older Core i7 3770 which is about 8 years old.

The CPU is factory unlocked for unlimited overclocking and comes standard with AMD's top-of-the-line “AMD Wraith Prism cooler, which features four copper heat pipes and a downward firing fan. The Wraith Prism also offers two modes; “L” mode is rated for 116w and operates at 2,800 rpm, and “H” mode can dissipate 124w of heat and operates at 3,600 rpm (with a bit more noise).

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Building a Facial Recognition Lock Client With Raspberry Pi - A guided tour featuring Express.js, WebRTC, React and a dash of automation

Date Published: Mon, 25 May 2020 21:54:54 +0200

The facial recognition client has the following behaviour:
* Starts when the Pi boots (including the GUI for the app and its server).
* When a user requests access, it captures the user’s image and sends it to the facial recognition API.
* If it is an authorized/recognized user, it unlocks a network-connected lock by sending a web request to it.
* Uploads the image captured to AWS S3.
* Sends a message to a Slack channel with the name of the user who unlocked the door along with the captured image.

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A guided tour featuring Express.js, WebRTC, React and a dash of automation

Krita, a FOSS digital drawing app, is now available for Android tablets and Chromebooks

Date Published: Mon, 25 May 2020 20:43:34 +0200

When it comes to digital drawing apps on Android, the Google Play Store offers a variety of different options to choose from. Sadly though, most of the professional-grade apps are either very expensive or offer only a few basic features for free. In order to give Android tablet and Chromebook users a feature-packed free and open-source alternative, the team behind Krita has now released its first beta on the platform.

According to a recent blog post on the matter, the Krita beta release for Android and ChromeOS is based on version 4.2.9 of the desktop app. The app features the same interface as the desktop version, which is why it currently isn’t compatible with Android smartphones due to their smaller UIs.

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The free and open-source digital drawing app Krita is now available for Android tablets and Chromebooks on the Google Play Store.

Old water tunnels under Table Mountain in Cape Town

Date Published: Sun, 24 May 2020 20:10:17 +0200

These are some of the old water tunnels on the Pipe Track side of the mountain.

Watch at The secret tunnels of Table Mountain

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My friends and I explored an old water pipe tunnel that goes through Table Mountain in Cape Town. We also went into the new tunnel that replaced the old tunn...

Finally a Raspberry Pi 4 can boot from an external SSD or USB drive without any SD card required

Date Published: Sun, 24 May 2020 19:55:34 +0200

It involves reflashing the eePROM on the Raspberry Pi 4 with beta software so follow this tutorial at your own risk!

Watch the video at How To Boot From USB Raspberry Pi 4! NO SD CARD! Boot from SSD,USB Drive

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We will be refreshing the eePROM on the raspberry pi 4 so follow this tutorial at your own risk! In this video I show you how to set up your Raspberry Pi 4 t...

MangoHUD - Linux Has This Awesome Gaming Benchmarking HUD Tool You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Date Published: Sun, 24 May 2020 09:04:24 +0200

MangoHUD is a Vulkan (and OpenGL) overlay that can be activated on any game running through Steam Proton (which deftly translates Microsoft’s DirectX graphics API to Vulkan — which Linux can understand). It can also be invoked in native Linux games using Vulkan, or through software like Lutris.

It’s defined on its GitHub page as a tool for monitoring CPU, GPU and RAM usage, as well as monitoring minimum, maximum and average framerates.

MangoHUD also logs that data to a text file with one click, similar to how FRAPS or MSI Afterburner works. But FlightlessMango has taken things a step further by creating a “User Benchmarks” section on his website, which lets you upload those text files and watch as gorgeous, interactive charts and graphs are created.

See Linux Has This Awesome Benchmarking Tool You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

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Fellow benchmarking junkies and Linux gamers, gather 'round and meet a beautiful tool that not only crunches the numbers for you, but looks beautiful doing it.

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser (no Google Analytics)

Date Published: Sat, 23 May 2020 22:01:18 +0200

It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly. GoAccess parses the specified web log file and outputs the data to the X terminal. It's very fast and lightweight and has only one dependency (ncurses) to work (display to terminal).

It's also a way of reading HTTP stats without sharing / leaking data to external services such as Google Analytics.

See GoAccess - Visual Web Log Analyzer

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GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser.

26 Fascinating Facts About the Human Body

Date Published: Sat, 23 May 2020 21:48:50 +0200

You may not think about it very often, but there's so much to learn about the human body. For instance, did you know that people are actually covered in invisible stripes? This article, which was adapted from an episode of The List Show, takes a look at some fascinating facts about the human body you might not know.

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Did you know that people are the only animals with chins? Here are 26 facts about the human body you might not know.

Wife's FIRST TIME using VR in the Sim Racing Rig! A taste of what someone experiences the first time

Date Published: Sat, 23 May 2020 21:45:21 +0200

Obviously her mind was blown by the immersion inside the game and one wonders how you go back to seeing things on a 2D screen after this. It certainly whets my appetite for good VR.

Watch at WIFE'S FIRST TIME using VR in the Sim Racing Rig!

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It's been quite a few months now since my wife made an appearance in a video, so the arrival of the HP Reverb VR Headset seemed like a good opportunity. This...

Best Straight Razors in 2020 — Top 8 List and Guide

Date Published: Sat, 23 May 2020 21:38:50 +0200

It’s no secret that it takes some practice to master the old school form of shaving, but once you’ve mastered shaving with straight razors, you’ll find that it’s tough to get a better shaving experience from an electric shaver or cartridge razors.

In this article, they take a look at some of the best straight razors that you can buy, and how you can use straight razors in your shaving routine. They also show you what to look for in straight-edge razors so that you know how to choose one for yourself.

Many say that a straight razor shave is the best and closest shave you can possibly get...

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The best straight razor can be difficult to find. In this article, we list our 8 top straight razors for you to purchase. Let's get into it!

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