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The Tek 0132: China To Build Worlds Largest Particle Collider

posted 10 months 2 days ago

haha i hope it fails and blows china of the map. :)

posted 10 months 1 day ago

what

posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

WTH man!

posted 10 months 2 days ago

OMG! There is a spelling error in the description!

posted 10 months 2 days ago

The Blink: Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring, is pretty much a horrible system. It shares the same flaws as the vuezone cameras where the battery life claims are based on less than 5 minutes of use per day. It relies on their cloud service so if they go out of business or decide to kill off the free service, or in any other way screw over the cloud servers, then the product becomes a paperweight.

You cannot use it to constantly monitor a location or perform any of the traditional security camera processes.

 They base their standard use off of it being active for a few seconds, and thus you cannot place the device in a high activity location or the batteries will be dead very quickly. This significantly limits where it can be placed (it cannot be at locations where people are regularly in)

 

Online recording is capped at 2 hours worth of 5 second clips. (Though I am sure they will eventually sell more space for a monthly fee)

 

With a cloud only function, it also has many additional points of failure as failure of your internet connection, or their servers will mean that it will not function.

With products like this, you also get the concern about updates and security. With a device like this, you are essentially putting an additional computer on your network that you have no control  over beyond giving it power. Other devices like this e.g., the smart outlets have has security issues where attackers could release a modified firmware update or otherwise compromise the device in order to gain entry into the users LAN.

 

How secure will the device be when this company decides that it is no longer profitable to support the old models with security updates. While at that, what is stopping them from coming out with a new model and then crippling the old models. Or going the route of skydog and leaving customers with routers that will eventually become only slightly more useful than a brick?

 

All in all, these are functions that the device should be providing locally. The cloud is meant to enhance a product, not shift something to a remote server. When a company shifts a vital local function to a remote server, it is often done to create a new revenue stream, or take direct control over planned obsolescence by crippling or making a device into a paperweight at the push of a button.

 

People need to be more mindful of the additional points of failure when purchasing products like this.

 

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In response to the grocery store powered by rotten food, that is the result of then overcharging for their food. lower prices will increase demand and thus reduce the likelihood of the store having enough left over food that didn't  sell because it is overpriced, to run a power plant.

posted 10 months 2 days ago

The failed unreal tournament video isn't in here! :(

posted 10 months 2 days ago
posted 10 months 2 days ago

This has it somewhere :)

https://www.google.com/

posted 10 months 2 days ago

That keyboardio looks close to an Ergo Dox ( http://i.imgur.com/CEaJPKp.jpg )

posted 10 months 2 days ago

"the lights in the hotel room only go on when you put the card into the reader" That is new to you? Dang... I have been in 15 year old hotels that installed that a while ago.

And China is rather capitalistic with a communistic government, If they want to pay for science... great

posted 10 months 2 days ago

That keyboard looked like a modified ErgoDox.

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Energy Consumption .... :

Numbers tell us that the USA is symply using triple or even more as much per person than every other country in the world ... maybe think about it People of USA.

 

To China:

I already were at china to do some scientifical work, so, yeah, they let us in if it benefits them. 

It was just for macroeconomical build up in national accounts, but still, it was a peaceful exchange of experience and conceptional information. 

 

Maniac mansion was just fucking great...... I'll try scum on Linux on something if it's available

 

To Areal .... don't know why, but somehow I got some phrase in my head: "Crowdsourcing seems to be a new kind of exploit" .... Yeah, nevermind

 

Things you didn't talk about:

PUNK RIOT IN VIENNA AT THE PIZZERIA ANARCHIA ...... yeah, .... pretty strange stuff is going on around here, but our police needed around 1000 Officers to deal with around 40 protestants .... fucking ridiculous.

Article here: http://kurier.at/chronik/wien/pizzeria-anarchia-1000-polizisten-gegen-40...

posted 10 months 2 days ago

I wonder if Wendell facepalms behind those monitors when Logan says stupid things.

No offense, Logan, but lately seems like your passion died and your mind is somewhere else, The Tek seems like a chore that you want to get done as fast as possible.

Maybe it's me, dunno...

posted 10 months 1 day ago

It is that holy printer of him, he said so in a previous tek

 

posted 10 months 2 days ago

I'm sure Steam would sell video game OSTs as music.

 

EDIT: I noticed you forgot this link http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/07/24/epic-share-a-work-in-progress-unreal-t...

posted 10 months 2 days ago

What's up with all the emphasis that China is not that bad? This is the 2nd or 3rd video emphasizing that China is good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayH0oyV5Xwo&list=UUgFP46yVT-GG4o1TgXn-04Q

posted 10 months 2 days ago

China Uncensored is really good look into the one party rule, Soul, ethics and Logic too Nice pick! 

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Can someone please help Logan get his printer running? Maybe sacrifice a virgin or ??? ROFLMAO

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Ghost and shell any one at 16:30 of the tek! 

posted 10 months 2 days ago

I rather have the deam chase shuttle  as NASA earth space ship then that NASA UFO Disk EWW!

posted 10 months 2 days ago

That robot person, is giving me flash back of ghost in the shell Anime!And other sci-fi anime show. games, and live actor's film to too!

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Can we all agree someday china is gonna rule the world

posted 10 months 2 days ago

China is the most populous country in the world. That the most populous country in the world is not the most powerful in the world says lots about how poorly managed it is. The current way things are are actually really strange and probably temporary.

posted 10 months 2 days ago

The CERN already planned to build a larger particle collider, the SLHC (Super Large Hadron Colider), so we gonna to have two huge particle collider ^^

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Does anyone have a link to that first picture? The one that compares various GPUs and Consoles.

posted 10 months 2 days ago

China is advancing fast, the western-world needs to get their shit together to compete. 

posted 10 months 2 days ago

Here is their exact link:  http://i.imgur.com/ueuapla.png

Here is the data source (different as updated daily):  http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

posted 10 months 9 hours ago

Since when? China continuously steals IP and somehow the West needs to get their shit together?

posted 10 months 2 days ago

The first bit about most common configs was really interesting, specifically the passmark stats which I haven't looked at in a while.  I am still googling around trying to figure out why the cards stack up the way they do (780ti being that far above Titan black (same card with more memory!), TitanZ, 295X, etc. among many other head scratchers).  With the number of submissions per card I can't imagine that bad configs wouldn't normalize out to an accurate data set... anyone know what effect is going on here?  Passmark is supposed to suport both CF and SLI... so even considering that there are a crap load of factory OC'ed 780ti's (like the 3888 KingPin, although probably not many of those in the wild relatively speaking :D), I can't figure out what is going on.  Still Googling and getting offtrack reading the many interesting articles that don't really answer my question... anyone have a reference or thought as to why the passmark results line up like they do?

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Every Tek comes to the same conclusion: "Jimmy Carter was right... oh boy what have we done..." lol

Yes the new collider from CERN will be 4 times the size of the LHC, thus 2 times as large as the Chinese collider. The CERN/LHC in France/Switzerland is a US-Euro cooperation, but it's very European in culture, it's very open, and very un-US-like. There are also people from all over the world there, sharing scientific data. An experiment that lasts only a few seconds in the LHC, provides so much scientific data, that it takes 4-5 years just to perform basic analysis on it. That's why the LHC is fired only every couple of years basically. Nobody is interested in keeping the data to themselves, because they need every hand to even make sense of the test results. The stakes are super high: this is discovery of the radically unknown to acquire a better understanding of the principles of reality and life. What the fuck would they concern themselves with politics when they have an open curious mind, beer, and the fucking largest most energetic space particle gun in the known universe. There is absolutely no point in spending a couple of billions on digging a huge particle collider under a mountain if you're not going to share it with everybody else lol...

The Chinese just want to have a piece of the action and share with the rest of the civilized world. That used to be a thing that was accepted in science, even in the deepest Cold War. Even the Americans at the height of their former civilization did that. Mount Palomar is just one example from the past. But then they ruined it and kicked everyone out, and the scientists started to hang out in Europe instead of the US, and the Chilean observatories of the European Southern Observatories became much more prevalent. The summum of culture and mental liberation in the US has now become "Cooking with Mary-Jane, now also with a free app (of course)". The Chinese on the contrary still understand the principle of technological evolution. Not everything has to lead to a more powerful weapon to go steal someone's oil or drugs... cultural and intellectual evolution are much more fundamental and powerful goals than military domination or control over natural resources, because natural resources or anything else for that matter, means nothing without the one single natural resource that gives value to everything: the human mind.

posted 10 months 8 hours ago

All I got from your post was "praise China, fuck the USA"...

You do realize that China is still ACTIVELY stealing IPs from all over the world, including military along with industrial ideas and designs ("technological evolution")... And that they're still communist and censor just about everything coming into or leaving their country, in terms of information... Also, what about the massive environmental damage directly caused by China's laxe environmental laws and enforcement? Such a "great" country to conduct scientific research... Given the recent events of China's peacocking, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to use it for weapons research of some kind.

You'd be mistaken if you think China isn't pursuing control of natural resources and military might: every developed country in the world that has power and sway on the international stage is doing so, since resources ARE finite, which either would need to be defended or taken by force. Russia is doing the same thing. The US isn't alone at the top in these pursuits, so quit acting blind.

Here's an idea: build it in Canada. Or hell, build it in Germany.

posted 10 months 1 day ago

How much is China paying you? First Intel and Nvidia, then Asus and now China. You sellouts! Nah, just joking :)

Btw. what is the gigantic monitor in front of Wendell?

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Oh and BTW the Tek missed the biggest news in the US: Congress has lifted the ban on rooting of smartphones and jailbreaking SIM-locks.

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Oh fuck, I am so excited for UT4. I can't contain myself.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV-YSLbidzo

 

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Something I never said during my year in China: "That's efficient."China's particle collider is going to be 40 years behind the rest of the world, a blatant copy, and still mostly non functional despite the glowing words of party hacks. Go check out their "stealth" jet to see what I mean.The east coast is drastically different from the interior of China. Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, etc are very developed and westernized. Next time come on down to Wuhun, Chengdu, or Chonqqing where the only thing thicker than the swarms of people is the air you breathe.

posted 10 months 1 day ago

This is huge. http://phys.org/news/2014-07-holy-grail-battery-stable-lithium.html#ajTabs

 

Previously people had completely disregarded the idea of lithium advancement, and decided that potassium may be a better ion, so research started with that. What are your guys' thoughts for the future of batteries?

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Don't let the douchbags on youtube get to you......You guys and gal rock!!! I seriously look forward to your content each week. Anxiously waiting for my NSA,"We like to watch" shirt, and tek coffee mug to arrive.  Looking forward to new and exclusive things in the store to be added.  Don't really consider myself a gamer, but you bastards have sucked me in with all the reviews and WASD!!! Plan to attend Quakecon2015.  Please keep up the great work.

posted 10 months 1 day ago

Logan, you must be a little behind. The Oculus Rift that people payed for on the kickstarter was the Rift DK1 that shipped about a year+ ago (Kickstarter backers got their HMD, what they paid for, a year ago). What is shipping this month is the second released version of the Rift, the DK2 (although, shipping a week later than expected due to needing extra time to finish the SDK). The first consumer version for general consumption (CV1) is still a few months to a year away.

posted 10 months 1 day ago

FYI, The Blink camera can be powered VIA micro USB. So, you could absolutely run low voltage cables to the cameras.

posted 10 months 20 hours ago

shield tablet....? maybe?

posted 10 months 8 hours ago

Definitely. With that stylus and specs, I'll be ordering two: one for work, one for everything else.

posted 10 months 1 hour ago

There is gameplay of Areal. It's under the gameplay tab of the website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD_nRQf6wls#t=22

posted 9 months 4 weeks ago

I have a Wii U and I like it for the same reason why I like my 3DS and my PC, it has an additional screen. But yeah, I´ve only got it for the exclusives so that when my friends are coming over we can play something together without having to bother setting up our PCs in LAN. Also 2 of them travel by train, so they would need to get a laptop for it to work. 

But this time will be the first time I´ve set my PC up properly for playing with multiple controllers in my Emulators. So looking forward to see it in action. 

posted 9 months 4 weeks ago

Bio methane gas is by far the easiest form of gas.It doesn't burn, explode, or even heat up. However while it is typically good for cooking it isn't very good for making electricity.  They have a ton of these in the middle east countries. If you wanna know more check out SOLAR CITIES on FACE BOOK.

posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Good on China.

Feeling uncomfortable doing nothing..well too bad.

 

posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

So I'm a little late to the party. I was out of town for a few weeks for work and didn't have time to watch the Tek, but I am catching up now and wanted to input on the energy efficiency topic. It seems like there is a little confusion on the difference between clean power and efficient power. I work in the coal industry and China's moves are closely watched.

First, the US loses over half of the energy it produces in one way or another. Transmission loss, heat loss, inefficiencies of production (think of a poorly running engine), energy dumping, and others all contribute. The biggest reason that the US has so much energy loss is the way that we treat energy production. Americans don't want to look at power plants near their home because we're spoiled. When China puts up a power plant, they put it right next to the town or area that it is needed. They don't waste the energy by pumping it ridiculous distances like from the Hoover Dam to Las Vegas... and in the US, that is a relatively short run. Germany doesn't have room for that configuration, so they don't have the distance loss problem either.

In terms of production efficiency, the US has better fossil fuel to energy conversion efficiency (production efficiency) than China, but then we waste it by placing our power plants far from the area they serve. When it comes to emissions, that is where China runs rampant. They have an efficient production model, but then their regulations on what is emitted into the atmosphere are almost nonexistent. This is where China's reputation for being polluted comes from... because they are. A Google search quickly reveals pictures of shocking smog fog around major cities. Beijing and surrounding areas were forced to practically shut down before the Olympics to allow the smog to clear out. What the US and Europe do is place strict regulations on emissions and tax emission creators.

So TL/DR, the US produces A LOT less pollution per unit of power than China, but China uses the energy they create in a less wasteful way than the US. Hope that clears up some of the confusion!