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!

#101
Atomic77
Happy New Year TPU !!! Hope 2021 brings us all a much better year. 2020 was different with the COVID19 Pandemic which changed all of our lives. I have been a part of this forum since 2006 and hope to be here for many more great years.
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#103
Tatty_One
Senior Moder@tor
Let's hope it really is a "New" year, and a Happy one too!
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#104
Rei
Wow, can't believe I just notice this thread now... Anyways...

Happy New Years Everyone! :clap: Hope this year will be less of a dumpster fire than last year & everybody can adjust back to their usual routine life before COVID happened as the world hopefully gets better with each passing months from now.
Enjoyed my time with this community forum these past half year & hope to continue being here for many years to come. :lovetpu:

Apologies if I have offended anyone during my time here and apologies if there is any typos in this post, I'm typing this mostly by feels as my retinas are burnt from seeing too many fireworks flashes and now I'm seeing stars and bloom effects everywhere. :slap: Hell of a way to start the new years, eh..? :toast:
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#106
lexluthermiester
Tatty_One
Let's hope it really is a "New" year, and a Happy one too!
I'll second this as well!
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#107
Atomic77
Isn't every year new starting on January 1?
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#108
Rei
Atomic77
Isn't every year new starting on January 1?
Not for a few countries such as China, I suppose.
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#109
P4-630
Atomic77
Isn't every year new starting on January 1?
The official Thai New Year is April 13 and it is the year 2564 BE although they also celebrate the New Year on 1 January.
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#110
Atomic77
Oh yeah I forgot about that. There is also something called the Chinese New Year. Any how how is everyone's 2021 going so far.
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#111
Rei
Atomic77
Oh yeah I forgot about that. There is also something called the Chinese New Year. Any how how is everyone's 2021 going so far.
Well, it's been only the third day of the year so not much going on here.
Birthday on new years is fun as always. Celebrate two things at once. Fireworks + candle lights + tears = nearly going blind... :laugh: :D
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#112
mechtech
We need a petition for a 1 month holiday. 2 weeks just doesn't cut it with kids, and stuff. Blinked and it was gone. Also should petition Christmas to be in July :)
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#113
lexluthermiester
mechtech
We need a petition for a 1 month holiday. 2 weeks just doesn't cut it with kids, and stuff.
I like this idea... Most of Europe does this. However....
mechtech
Also should petition Christmas to be in July
..this is utterly daft. No Thank You!!
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#114
Caring1
mechtech
Also should petition Christmas to be in July :)
Why not celebrate it twice a year.
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#115
mechtech
lexluthermiester
I like this idea... Most of Europe does this. However....

..this is utterly daft. No Thank You!!
Australia has Christmas in summer. Don’t get me wrong a white Christmas is nice. However 7 hours of daylight and -20C for my only vacation for the year kinda stinks
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#116
lexluthermiester
mechtech
However 7 hours of daylight and -20C for my only vacation for the year kinda stinks
That's fair.
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