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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2014, 19:27 mag
 
RenownWolf wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 18:15:
You can use quicksync as long as the CPU has the inbuilt GPU and it's enabled in the bios.

You don't have to use the actual GPU for anything other than a forced hidden screen. You can then use it for transcoding (works ace with OBS).

This is not, in general, true. Even if you enable the integrated GPU in the BIOS, if you have a discrete graphics card it will be disabled, and you will not be able to use quicksync. This is by design.

Many older motherboards included a license to Virtu MVP for this exact reason--it's a software solution that re-enables it, and allows you to use the Intel GPU for quicksync even if you have a separate graphics card.

The most recent lines of motherboards have not included these licenses because Windows 8 had some subset of its functionality built in. So--it's true if you've got Win8, it's true if you have separate software, it's possible that there are certain motherboards that include workarounds, but in the most general case... you can't use quicksync unless that's the only GPU you've got.

(I actually half-remember that maybe if you plug a monitor into the integrated display ports as well as the discrete, to make it work, you might be able to get quicksync to work that way too. Not sure).

Anyway, this is my understanding. I've got Win7, I've got an i7 4770k with a GTX 770, I have the Intel graphics enabled in the BIOS, quicksync is not available in OBS.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2014, 17:15 mag
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 13:05:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 10:11:
I avoid Intel laptops, might have to look into the Kaveri based ones. Intel's best GPU on the cpu die just outright sucks. Can't tell you how many people I have had to add a graphics card and power supply on desktops because they won't play kids games.

Of course with a laptop you are stuck with what you get, hence some advice, if the laptop has a intel graphics chip, avoid it unless of course it is only for business and you are not doing any sophisticated business graphics.

I edit and render a lot of video and I SO wish Intel would decouple Quick Sync from its craptastic "GPUs." When rendering a project in Vegas, it's about 4x faster on my Core i7 laptop with Intel HD 4600 graphics than on my super overclocked i7 desktop with a GTX 770 because NVIDIA's purposefully gimped CUDA cores in anything beyond the 5xx series to try to push professionals to their insanely overpriced Quadro cards. The only way I can get Quick Sync on my desktop is if I use the horrendous Virtu MVP software to enable the on-board video at the same time as my GPU. That software is the absolute worst though and most of the time, the feature doesn't work.

I've heard that Windows 8(.1 Update) has the Virtu MVP functionality built in. People have at least claimed to be able to use QuickSync in OBS in Win 8, even with a dedicated card.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone Jul 27, 2014, 02:43 mag
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 19:15:
Who is still running The Pirate Bay at this point? Weren't all the admins rounded up and brought to trial?

Hail Hydra?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2014, 00:53 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 17:36:
Good to know scientists noticed to tell us about that storm just.. 2 years after it happend Money well spent I'd say!

I actually remember that one. It did get lots of press, but it was known that it was going to miss, so no one fussed much except people that wanted to see a nice aurora.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 26, 2014, 03:40 mag
 
anime is great! wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 20:04:
I know this sounds dumb, but if No Man's Sky just made the orbital transition 8 or so seconds longer it would seem better to me.

Agree.
 
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News Comments > 2K's BioShock Tease?
17. Re: 2K's BioShock Tease? Jul 25, 2014, 03:50 mag
 
NetHead wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 11:02:
Task wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 09:27:
Come on just do system shock 3 already. Enough of the linear roller coaster bioshocks.

What do you think System Shock 3 would be like if they did it now...

I'd have higher hopes for http://routinegame.com/

After Infinite, I don't want them going anywhere near System Shock. :/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2014, 16:51 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:22:
What Happens When an Amoeba “Eats” Your Brain?

34 cases in the past decade seems pretty low. You're more likely to be bitten by a shark. Still, there was a case as far north as Minnesota, so Bats better watch out!

You can get it from tap water, too, if you let it run up your nose. Some of the cases were from neti pot use.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 14:04 mag
 
descender wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:44:
A VR company with real funding? I don't know why anyone is complaining about that.

We notice that you spent a lot of time of time staring at that singles ad, and that you are listed as married! Can we suggest a marriage counselor?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 14:02 mag
 
mag wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 14:01:
descender wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:44:
A VR company with real funding? I don't know why anyone is complaining about that.

Jim from accounting is in the Virtual Sistine Chapel! Do you want to join him?

Do you know Xiaolong from Taipei?! He wants to be your friend!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 14:01 mag
 
descender wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:44:
A VR company with real funding? I don't know why anyone is complaining about that.

Sexy singles are waiting for you in the Virtual Pub! $5.99 to join them!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 14:01 mag
 
descender wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:44:
A VR company with real funding? I don't know why anyone is complaining about that.

Jim from accounting is in the Virtual Sistine Chapel! Do you want to join him?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2014, 14:07 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 13:43:
mag wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 13:02:
Axis wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 10:34:
I'm not a huge Mario Kart fan, didn't buy it.

Next game I *really* want on the Wii U is the new Super Smash Bros, my kids played that to death.

I played the heck out of Melee, but never owned a Wii so never got good at Brawl. When I played it a friend's, though, it just felt off. I couldn't get the hang of it.

Hoping the Wii U's version is a return to form. It'd be another reason to pick up the system.

I disliked Brawl, but only played it briefly. It didn't feel as dynamic.
But, I should point out, I was a c-stick slammer. My entire game was based around beating people up then slamming the c-stick. I know that, in tournaments, this is considered bad, dumb, or even forbidden, but in my group of friends it just made me dominant. Especially with Marth. C-stick slamming Marth was unstoppable.

Haha! Yeah, that's pretty cheap.

In the original Smash Bros, my friends and I mostly played with the 2x damage option enabled, and my character of choice was Fox. Sprint-throw-sprint-throw-sprint-throw-sprint-reflect win!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2014, 13:41 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 13:08:
I've always been of the mind that, I don't know if it's art, but I know what I like. I'd still like to do an art history degree one of these years, just for its own sake. I do so love the Renaissance and Baroque periods for art.

I was in art school before I switched to the degree that I finished with, and art history was a required course. It gave me an appreciation for things that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise, and it has since then allowed me to recognize references in pop culture to quasi-famous paintings that only someone that had taken a class would recognize.

I could not imagine getting a degree in it, though. That would be... rough.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 13:36 mag
 
Jamil20 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 12:29:
The LEDs and pins is seriously a pain in the ass. I'm only buying ASUS mobos until other companies either change this shit or design a similar connector. My previous Mobo was an ASUS, current is Gigabyte. I loathed having to connect those stupid pins.

I think it was on my previous board (a Gigabyte), but I had one recently where all of the pins were backwards (+ vs. - or GND) compared to every other board I'd always had. What the hell! It took me a while to figure out why nothing would power on. Haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2014, 13:02 mag
 
Axis wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 10:34:
I'm not a huge Mario Kart fan, didn't buy it.

Next game I *really* want on the Wii U is the new Super Smash Bros, my kids played that to death.

I played the heck out of Melee, but never owned a Wii so never got good at Brawl. When I played it a friend's, though, it just felt off. I couldn't get the hang of it.

Hoping the Wii U's version is a return to form. It'd be another reason to pick up the system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2014, 16:35 mag
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:59:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:03:
Still trying to push the Metro look I see, with its big fat and flat Fisher Price looking buttons. Still better than 8...

Marginally... And it takes precious space that could better be used like it is in the Win7 start menu.

Even the Win7 start menu is pretty terrible. Doesn't it limit the number of things it can show at once to a ridiculously small number by default? I had to install Classic Shell almost immediately to make it usable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2014, 16:18 mag
 
KS wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 13:37:
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 13:14:
Cutter wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 12:13:
Why does Marvel feel it's ok for them to fuck with other peoples religions so long as they're not mainstream? Hey, why not make Jesus or Mohammed women and see how that works out for you.

Thor isn't a religious character, he's a mythological one. Unless you know people still worshiping Norse mythology as religion. I can't even find any genuine ones online.

Today is Odin's Day. Tomorrow is Thor's Day.

Anyway, I can't tell from the article, is this some chick who was worthy, or did Thor get turned into a chick, like Loki was with a big, but in-continuity magical event, or a (gag) complete reboot?

My understanding from elsewhere is that Man-Thor gets depowered and Lady-Thor rises up and picks up Mjolnir to put the hammer down.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 12:38 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 11:48:
Here's where I work on weekends as a bouncer.
http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/ (Take a look at the Google pics of it).
Usually don't work Sundays, but they wanted 3 guys just in case with the World Cup final game, and the Cincinnati Reds game (about 10 mins walking distance from Great American Ballpark). It wasn't bad until it rained at 3pm and drove all our Beirgarten (patio) business inside and we hit capacity in 30 seconds, so we told people that if they wanted service they could go around the side to the patio (the gate on the left), but wouldn't be allowed inside. AND due to the storm it also knocked out the Direct TV and Wifi out for 15 mins. AND we were looking at a possible influx of the rain delayed/postponed Reds game. Potentially 3 guys vs 400+... not good odds.
Thankfully everything was fairly peaceful during the game, but holy shit when Germany finally won the place went fucking nuts. Started throwing out idiots left and right.
Don't get me wrong, Soccer fans have a energy that is simply unmatched by any sport in the US by a landslide, but holy shit they just explode, which explains all the riots afterwards.

They should offer us Hazard Pay Beers after that mess.

I knew you were a fellow Cincinnatian, but didn't know you worked at the Hofbrauhaus. Cool!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 14, 2014, 01:33 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:32:
They could make it federal. As someone stated it, it's like complaining to head office that your boss is a dick and they refer you back to your boss to deal with the problem.

The executive branch doesn't write laws. That's why he passed the buck to Congress. They make laws.

Obama can, indirectly, influence the enforcement of current federal laws, but he can't wave a magic wand and stop states from being dicks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2014, 14:28 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 13:44:
Animals should be in the wild nature. I imagine if we asked a pet what it would prefer, it would want its freedom; if it had the chance to experience both captivity and the wild. Unfortunately, an animal is incapable of communicating that fact. I have had pets in the past and loved them. But in retrospect, they should have been running in the wild. If you find my opinion offensive, put the situation in reverse: Can you honestly say you would prefer to be a pet?

Dogs (wolves) and cats domesticated themselves. Being with humans was better than being in the wild.

So goes the theory, anyway.
 
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