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I swear on baby jesus’ rattle the first person to reply with “it’s def Windows, switch to Linux” is going to get nuked from orbit lol :blob_disapproval:

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@shahaan I really feel you here.

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@GwenfarsGarden thanks :blob_cat_heart: hasn’t happened yet, hope the same is true for you?

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@shahaan I just don't mention I use Windows anymore, so I can avoid those comments.

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@GwenfarsGarden A wise policy 😌

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@shahaan Something's spinning your cpu briefly... it's the kind of thing a poorly written driver would do, or a periodic job like update check solving, or wlan reassociation. These kind of things can happen on any os. But on linux, you generally have the sources for everything, and devs are more willing to share their knowledge.

On linux you can use powertop, look in /proc interrupts, check dmesg or journalctl for anything at the same time, look with perf top to get clues.

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@hopeless this is fair, thank you, I understand

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@shahaan You can buy a Macbook Pro instead. 🤪 *runs away*

It's either a sensor issue or the process monitor itself bugging out I think.

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@viv lmao changes cw to include Vivek — Macbro Pro 😂😜

Hmm, I hadn’t thought of that possibility (process monitor). Do you know if that’s at the OS-level? I forgot to mention in the original post that I tried using different cpu temp monitoring programs and all gave the same strange readings.

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@shahaan Ha! I hate the MBP I use at work nowadays. More so for having to be additional adapters for plugging in even a USB.

I'm no sure about that. I'd think it's the sensor that's responsible for the information and the OSes just rely on drivers for those. Many years ago, my laptop's charger heated up because it got covered by a blanket in peak Indian summer and the laptop shut itself off when it reached egg frying temperatures.

I should have been inquisitive and found out more, but I was more naive back then.

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@viv ah yeah I’m familiar with the process that monitors the power supply temp, on some systems I’ve seen a bios setting to either honour or ignore the signal from the power adapter thermal monitor to shut down the PC if it gets hot enough that it has to turn itself off

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@shahaan Hi!
It’s def Windows, switch to Linux
You're welcome!

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@Mayana lmao okay, thanks! I should’ve realized the problem was with my poor choice of OS all along! Thanks again for making that abundantly clear to me! I am now going to completely wipe the hard drive and install you-bun-two

Follow-up 6h later: hey friend can you help me set up drive partitioning? Also what kernel scheduler should I use—deadline or cfs? Oh btw it says I need swap space equal to RAM do I really need 64GB swap seems like a waste of space...

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@shahaan Haha yeah. That time I tried installing Debian, the partitioning confused me, too!
Wait, you have 64 gb of RAM? WTF? And here I am dreaming of one day maybe having a computer with 16 ...
Why would anyone need more RAM than that?

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@Mayana haha no I was just being silly, I have 16GB if you must know 🙂

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@shahaan Thank god. For a second I was worried you were actually one of those insanely rich people and just failed to mention that. :ms_stick_out_tongue:

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@Mayana oh jeez even if I was crazy rich I’d still not waste money on 64GB RAM. I mean, I have absolutely no use for anything more than 16GB. If I’m honest I could probably get by fairly well on 8 even.

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@shahaan But but but ... bitcoin mining! :ms_stick_out_tongue:
Or well, no, not Bitcoin. The new thing Signal is using. MobileCoin!

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@Mayana lol oh no please tell me you’re joking :blob_facepalm:

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@shahaan About Signal implementing crypto payments? Afraid that part's not sarcastic. :ms_frown: It's been all the rage on the Fedi.
signal.org/blog/help-us-test-p
People are apparently switching away from it because of this. I just don't have the energy to. I found an app that works and other people use; I'm staying, damn it!

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@Mayana okay, I’ll have a look when I get some time. Honestly, I’m going to continue using Signal for the time being as well.

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@shahaan personally, I blame the nuking from orbit. Those things generate so much heat.

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