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The Tek 0021 - Google's Secret Plan, AMD 7990, Reddit Political Tour

This week: Google has a secret plan, Reddit on the campaign trail, self aware robots, and the most insane graphics card ever.
We need to figure out what we are going to do with all the chip-in money. It's rumored that AMD will have the 8000 series GPU's out soon. They will also be releasing some new motherboards. PowerColor has the 7990 that might be worth a look. Help me decide here: http://teksyndicate.com/users/logan/blog/2012/08/24/how-should-we-spend-chipin-money
 
Next up, we could build a system, benchmark it, test it, overclock it, and give it away. Let's talk this out and put it to a vote here:
 
Here are the raw, undedited notes:

Legal/ Policy/ Hacktivism
 
Documentary: The Program
"The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data."
 
The Internet for President
 
Location Privacy Act
 
Science
Hyperspectral Photography
  • Uses LED lights and takes image at 12 (or so) different wavelengths and it captures any light that reflects back... 
 
Keep Bananas longer thanks to shrimp
 
Robot recognizes itself in mirror
 
Get your pitchforks
At&t blocking facetime on unlimited accounts
 
Hardware and Software
AMD 7990?
 
MS new logo
 
Unity 4 Demo
 
PC Gaming
 
Super mario on atari 2600
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posted 1 year 8 months ago

You should review the ASrock Extreme 11

posted 1 year 8 months ago

The moment you said Mini-ITX gaming build I got excited. When you mentioned Bit Fenix Prodigy case I facepalmed.

Other then that, good Tek as always ;)

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Whats wrong with the Prodigy ?

posted 1 year 8 months ago

 we could build a system, benchmark it, test it, overclock it, and give it away...but doing something with a NAS would be something different.  And then give it away...or whatever.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Exactly! Teksyndicate should do something original like the nas, everyone else is already doing these builds and i dont really see the point of a build, i mean benchmarking is nice and all, but why would we need those for that specific combo? and besides, people just want to see it because they want the pc :D

posted 1 year 8 months ago

went to have a look at unity 4 trailer and to my suprise. a JNbridge ad pops up. finally!!! java and .net can be one with the web.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Y U no review the 680's yet?

posted 1 year 8 months ago

he did, like two days ago, there was a youtube video, he played skyrim

posted 1 year 8 months ago

It's cool what people are doing with robotics nowadays, and it makes me wonder what they'll be doing 10 or 20 years down the road

posted 1 year 8 months ago

No AT&T? Well it looks like you can't get any good phones unlocked from Europe since the USA doesn't get any good phones and if they do its crapped down on the specs. Yeah I really want to get the Radeon 7990 for myself. Gotta save up for the begininning of september when it is released.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

go,d, ive been trying so hard to get the bitfenix prodigy. have EVERYTHING for it. mini itx mobo. hd 6990 2 ssd;s in raid 0. but nope cant find (or afford now :( ) the case >:(

 

o well. interested if u make the mini itx build

posted 1 year 8 months ago

Samsung lost a billion to apple, give me a rant 30!!

posted 1 year 7 months ago

"Rate, Comment, and Subscribe" doesn't apply because you can no longer rate. Also I would love a good review on the AZZA Genesis 9000. There are some but the all lack a good reveiw and a good "taking apart."

posted 1 year 7 months ago

No Tek this week?  I love this show :)

posted 1 year 7 months ago

More than likely he's either rendering or passed out last night...I'm gonna say passed out.  

posted 1 year 7 months ago

LOL fair enough.. good things are worth waiting for... might go start from 0001.. need my fix.

EDIT: Seen them all now. Waiting patiently for 0022.