Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TPU!

Another year is drawing to a close, all around the world and here on TechPowerUp as well. A special year, to say the least; it's not the worst in recorded human history, but it's been one of the hardest ever, with more limitations imposed in our lives than in any other we can remember. Most of us have adapted to a new, hopefully temporary reality, one where social distancing and face masks have become commonplace. A reality where countless human lives were lost to an invisible, undiscerning enemy; where economic recession has thrown families and friends out of business or even from their homes. Globalization is indisputable, and while it has many positives, nothing could ever be without fault; the increased interconnectedness of our world means that the system becomes all the more fragile even as it becomes stronger. And while the argument for technology being a potentiator for human loneliness and creating isles of silence between us individuals of the human species presents valid points, one can certainly say that it was technology that helped bridge sentimental and physical gaps for all of us.

We here at TPU couldn't be prouder of the community that has chosen to be with us. All of you, whether you keep yourself signed in all day, hop once daily, or just surf around our community from time to time. TPU long ago stopped being a mere hardware news website, and became a community aggregator—not so much through our own efforts, but because you—and us—are all meant to fold with one another, converse, discuss, and share when given the right environment. Through this environment, we've seen visitor counts that could fill a small city, every day, and there's only been ever more of you throughout this year. Thanks to you, dear reader, we were able to bring you reviews—all 435 of them, and counting—and news posts—3856 and counting, in 2020 alone.

But if TPU is the infrastructure, life and purpose are given to this website by you. And 26,436 of you were online at the same time this year, reading the RTX 3080 launch coverage, marking TPU's highest ever—like Commander Shepard, you endorsed us as your "favorite store in the Citadel". You discussed, shared, and bridged gaps through 226,497 user posts on TPU. And in those posts, readers reacted 221,855 times to content—validating the act of sharing. You as a community are responsible for TPU being ranked #4,990 for global internet traffic—an achievement by any metric, considering the gazillion websites available on Earth (and beyond).

We can only thank you for your time, and thank you for your effort, and thank you for being a part of this community. Onwards to 2021—we'd be honored to see you starside. Oh, and check out this awesome custom TPU wallpaper from our very own Rezasam1!
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Source: Thanks to @Rezasam1 for the awesome wallpaper!
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116 Comments on A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TPU!

#52
rhaoul
Merry christmas everyone, joyeux noël tout le monde !
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#53
Nater
TPU really has settled into my "goto" website since HardOCP went away. I check it a dozen times a day now out of pure blind habit.
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#54
biffzinker
TPU is my go to as well since The Tech Report went in a different direction.
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#55
R-T-B
Frick
Here's to the yearly spike in domestic violence, which is made worse by covid!
I know 2020 sucks but do you think this is really the place to post something like that?

We should try to remain positive and hope for a better future.

Merry Christmas everybody.
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#56
Magic 65
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for everyone!
Hope next year will be better for all.
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#57
Frogger
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
:lovetpu: 14 + years & Still My go to sight!!!

Many more years to all the Staff & Members:rockout::rockout::rockout::respect::respect::peace:
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#58
bobbybluz
Seasons greetings to all on the best tech site on teh interwebs. May you and yours be safe and happy in your daily lives.
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#59
Raven Rampkin
Ours is Jan 6 to 7 but Merry Christmas nevertheless to those who are celebrating this week

Lovely poll btw :D
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#60
altcapwn
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Long live TechPowerUp! My favorite source of news for computer hardware. Would be my only source of news if there was server/network/security news too :D.

@Raevenlord you forgot a "yes" option for the poll. :laugh:
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#61
MikeGR7
l love you TechPowerUp!

Nr. 1 tech site on WWW!!

Keep up the good work!
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#62
Searing
Merry Christmas! I'm very happy that TechPowerup has kept politics off of the editorial and review page, it is one of the few tech websites left (Engadget, Kotaku, TheVerge, those are not tech websites, just Anandtech is left also). It has been a nice refuge. Cheers :)
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#63
Chrispy_
Merry Christmas Y'all.

Don't forget to vote, every vote counts!
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#64
R-T-B
Chrispy_
Don't forget to vote, every vote counts!
What countries are voting right now, out of curiousity?

Agree all the same, but just in case, remember to keep these sort of comments politically neutral. Voting is good, we can all agree. :)
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#65
Capitan Harlock
Merry Chrstimass ,Buon Natale to everyone and Happy New Year , hopefully better for everyone XD
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#67
lexluthermiester
biffzinker
TPU is my go to as well since The Tech Report went in a different direction.
Yeah that was weird.
R-T-B
What countries are voting right now, out of curiousity?
I think they're talking about the thread poll.
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#68
s3thra
Nater
TPU really has settled into my "goto" website since HardOCP went away. I check it a dozen times a day now out of pure blind habit.
This ^^ ;)

Merry Christmas and HNY everyone. Looking forward to spending another year with this great community at TPU!
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#69
Foxiol
Merry Christmas to you all at TPU (all those behind it) and to all readers/posters, etc. Hope next year is better than this one that should be erased from existence. Also take care you all. ;)
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#70
phill
Happy Christmas everyone, it's amazing being here, I hope that 2021 is no exception!!

I hope everyone has a save and great Christmas!! :D :D
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#71
Chrispy_
R-T-B
What countries are voting right now, out of curiousity?
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan TPU



Choose wisely lest we are all doomed to another year of Yes.
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#72
R-T-B
My candidate is never running... but "yes."
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#73
biffzinker
phill
I hope everyone has a save and great Christmas!! :D :D
I don’t know Phill, if anyone can save Christmas this year. It’ll still be a great Christmas either way.
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#74
ur6beersaway
Happy holidays! and a Healthy New Year! to all
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#75
KainXS
Happy New Year Everyone, and Have a Blessed New Year. Like many other here I hope you are all safe and stay around for a long time because this is a community where we all coalesce to make this community better, and whole and if you're depressed about 2020 then just remember that 2020 is just 365 days. Cherish those good days and never forget the bad ones because you're still here and can make a difference for your family and communities that you live in and contribute to.

Stay safe everyone.
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