Sunday Shortbread

The Pick 6

  1. Windows 8 is coming soon (video)
  2. TorrentFreak: AT&T starts six-strikes anti-

    piracy plan next month, will block websites

  3. Engaget: Apple, other thin laptop makers pass latest

    round of EPEAT tests after summer mini-drama

  4. WMPoweruser: More pictures of the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone leaks
  5. WPCentral on Live Apps – Microsoft’s new

    language for apps wth Live Tile functionality

  6. Joystiq: Xbox 360 holiday bundles get $50 price cut


  1. A Reuters: exclusive: FTC moving closer to Google antitrust case – sources
  2. ZDnet: Linux-based Lamp offers ‘illumination as a service


  1. TNW: In under three weeks, Apple’s iPhone 5

    overtakes Samsung’s Galaxy S III in mobile web traffic

  2. The Huffington Post: SNL takes on iPhone 5 ‘problems’ in skit

    pitting tech bloggers against Chinese factory workers (video)

  3. Tbreak’s 7″ Axtrom Axpad v1 tablet review


  1. TweakTown’s Football Manager 2013 hands-on preview


  1. Tbreak’s AMD A10-5800K review
  2. HCW pits A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220
  3. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – byte merge
  4. NikKTech’s 64GB Kingston DT R3.0 USB 3.0 flash drive review
  5. KitGuru’s Leetgion Hellion mouse review
  6. PureOC reviews Roccat Savu mouse
  7. DragonSteelMods on Xclio Touch 787 case
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    • Unknown-Error
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]HCW pits A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220[/quote<] Interesting review there. Think I'll bookmark the site.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]II.TorrentFreak: AT&T starts six-strikes anti- piracy plan next month, will block websites [/quote<] And a glorious new age has begun. When this antipiracy measures will get efficient enough people will revert back to removable media for distribution of pirated content.

      • Krogoth
      • 7 years ago

      Sneakernet is still strong as ever before. It is easier now that portable flash is dirt cheap and can hold more data than a DL-DVD.

      Does the old media executives realize that this how their content gets leaked onto “t3h intertubes”?

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        It’s funny you mention that, I’ve called this the 21st century version of sharing tapes – give someone an extrernal HDD or flash drive to share media.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    Wait a sec, why double post? I only pressed once…..

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      It’s like paying for one soda from a vending machine and having two drop out.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]TorrentFreak: AT&T starts six-strikes anti- piracy plan next month, will block websites [/quote<] Just for clarification / fyi, this new anti-piracy measure will be put into effect by the 5 major ISP's of the US by sometime next year. Each one will be slightly different, but all with the same end goal... In case this might effect you in some way (wink wink nudge nudge).

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      What always concerns me is that something like this will be applied heavy-handedly. Like what happened several years ago with the RIAA suing grandmothers for a million dollars. Or like what happens with red-light cameras not working correctly and resulting in innocent people getting a $200+ ticket in the mail with no way to fight it.

      Straight up, I don’t trust anything that stinks of big-brother, government or not. I would like to prevent anybody at my ISP even seeing what I do. If they don’t know anything, they cannot make a mistake. I feel the need to ask a couple of questions:

      1. Will VPN truly keep my ISP from seeing where I go and what I do on my network?
      2. What about being my own ISP? If somebody wanted to do that, is there a way?

        • mcnabney
        • 7 years ago

        Your ISP knows every IP or address that you go to. Every router between you and the server you are accessing is ‘in the know’. The only reliable way to avoid tracking is to go through a proxy. However, if someone is out to get you they can identify the proxy activity and subpoena the records from the owner of the proxy.

          • Ringofett
          • 7 years ago

          Perhaps an EU-based proxy?

            • indeego
            • 7 years ago

            And/Or one without logs.

          • Vivaldi
          • 7 years ago

          This needs some clarification.

          Do not tunnel (read: “proxy” although I find the word ambiguous) your traffic through a third-party that you do not own or administer. You don’t want your traffic being intercepted by some “provider” you took 2 seconds to Google and decided was reputable. Hell no.

          If you’re a bittorrent protocol fanatic, I suggest you stop using public trackers entirely, do some research, and find yourself a nice, stable, private community with less than five (5) thousand users to fulfill your file-sharing desires.

          The more off the radar, the less likelihood of harassment. The various “enforcement” agencies can’t sit on a private tracker and slurp up IP addresses “as easily”. It’s a numbers game: why cast a narrow net over a community of statistically insignificant users (ex: <5k users) when you can cast your net on the behemoth pirate bay that has millions of people to extort in the name of “infringement”?

          Finally, SSH is also an enormously powerful and versatile medium. Learn to wield this weapon, and you could easily buy a VPS and/or unix shell to shunt your traffic through. Linode’s cheapest plan offers 200GB of transfer for $20 USD. Xzibition’s cheapest shell, $4.95 USD for unlimited bandwidth. Of course, you have to know what you’re doing to pull this off and properly configure your clients.

          There are options, heck, cheap ones. Don’t necessarily get worked over by the glamorous “VPN” providers–with some elbow grease and research, you can pull it off yourself. Cheers.


          Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with either company I mentioned above, in any way, shape, or form. Mere examples.

      • Krogoth
      • 7 years ago

      Just another pointless gesture in fighting a battle that has already been decided.

    • Star Brood
    • 7 years ago

    Do we have any reviews on the A10-5700 or was that still just a paper launch?

      • sschaem
      • 7 years ago

      Is this a question or a statement ? Try a10-5700 in google….

      Answer: A10-5700 are out but those are all used by OEM like HP and Acer.

      “in stock”

        • Star Brood
        • 7 years ago

        That’s an Acer product that requires you to spend $750 on what appears to be less than $500 worth of parts, not the $130 budget APU. For $750 you can get a lot more from your own build.

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 7 years ago

          Did you miss the part where he said the A10-5700 is an OEM part?

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    I love LAMP.

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      I’m a Linux fan and an electronics hacker, but I find that light to be on the edge of stupid.

      I normally hate the term, but I’m going to thumbs up the next person who says “first world problems” just for this.

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