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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 18:25:
NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion.

Problem, poor starving people?

If it makes you feel any better, that money never would have gone to poor starving people.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 18, 2020, 14:56
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 18, 2020, 14:56
Sep 18, 2020, 14:56
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HorrorScope wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 13:18:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 12:42:
I really have to wonder about these tech magazines that constant spout unconfirmed nonsense. Like in the one talking about Gigabyte cards coming out, they consistently refer to the 3070 being faster than the 2080ti and I after looking at the 3080 test results that compared it to the 2080ti I have great doubts that it is true.
Personally I see the 3070 somewhere between a 2080 super and the 2080ti at best. Nothing worse than constantly spouting marketing nonsense.

One thing that is blurring these lines now is "traditional raster", "rtx", "dlss". Perhaps one can cherry pick a situation where the 3070 can equal a 2080ti. I no yesterday I read a lot of "NV lied the 3080 isn't x faster than a 2080TI", well in some cases it is.

The big one was that they said "2x as fast as the 2080" which is... only true in 100% ray-traced Quake 2. Only situation. In almost all other cases it's 50% faster, which is *great* enough that they had no reason to be misleading. But they just had to reach out there.
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits
Sep 7, 2020, 23:07
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 7, 2020, 23:07
Sep 7, 2020, 23:07
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eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 7, 2020, 21:13:
ventry wrote on Sep 7, 2020, 20:24:
Steam's latest hardware survey shows how unpopular RTX 2000-series GPUs are

The reality is: Not a lot of people have that sort of money spare for a video card.

Not really... it just shows that nobody wanted to upgrade from the 1xxx series.

Pretty much. Four years, later, and I would still have to pay $500 to match the performance of the GTX1080 I paid $600 for in 2016.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 31, 2020, 22:14
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 31, 2020, 22:14
Aug 31, 2020, 22:14
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TriggleDiggle wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 21:17:
It seems that the expected number of deaths from old age, heart attacks etc is way down this year, Because the dogwhistle is killing those people.
So the rise in the deaths isn't as large as some people are making out since those people would have died anyway. But its also not as small as the 6% that Trump is claiming.

That's actually the opposite of what the data have been showing. Reported deaths from pneumonia, heart disease, and other "old age" diseases are shockingly way up this year, particularly in places like Georgia and Florida. Hmm I wonder why that could possibly be.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 17, 2020, 15:53
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2020, 15:53
Aug 17, 2020, 15:53
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Hydroxychloroquine: A Morality Tale.

Not often that you come across a pretty well-regarded doctor just straight up saying that the scientific method is useless and doctors should just dose their patients with whatever they think'll work.
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs
Aug 10, 2020, 11:01
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 10, 2020, 11:01
Aug 10, 2020, 11:01
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phinn wrote on Aug 9, 2020, 12:15:
TikTok is garbage so no problems here with these bans.

TikTok sucks, but pretty sure we'd all be (rightly) infuriated if China started demanding that Google/Apple/whatever needed to sell all of its operations in China to a Chinese business.
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Re: • Letterman To Helm
Aug 1, 2020, 10:35
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Re: • Letterman To Helm Aug 1, 2020, 10:35
Aug 1, 2020, 10:35
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 1, 2020, 00:45:
We are taking advise from PewDiePie on judging other people?

I mean, PewDiePie is terrible too, but Rogan is an idiot and it's terrifying that so many people trust him so much.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 23, 2020, 10:31
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 23, 2020, 10:31
Jul 23, 2020, 10:31
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phinn wrote on Jul 23, 2020, 10:22:
This is really confusing, I thought AMD said Zen 3 was coming this year, this press release says Ryzen 4000 is still Zen 2.

AMD's Zen naming scheme is very confusing. The CPUs (with no graphics) go as:

Zen: Ryzen 1000
Zen+: Ryzen 2000
Zen 2: Ryzen 3000
(probably) Zen 3: Ryzen 4000

The APUs (mobile, and desktop CPU with graphics) go as:
Zen: Ryzen 2000 APU/mobile
Zen+ : Ryzen 3000 APU/mobile
Zen 2: Ryzen 4000 APU/mobile

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I think they rationalize it because the mobile parts have generally included some improvements over the desktop parts from the same gen.

The Zen 3 parts will probably show up at the very end of this year, and will probably be limited to either server and/or desktop w/ no graphics. Zen 3 mobile parts (who knows what the naming scheme will be) probably won't show up until mid next year.
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Re: etc.
Jul 23, 2020, 09:31
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Re: etc. Jul 23, 2020, 09:31
Jul 23, 2020, 09:31
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Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2020, 09:06:
Nullity wrote on Jul 23, 2020, 08:56:
Years ago, I used to work at a job that provided Aeron chairs for everyone. It was without question the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in, before or since. I've always wanted to get one of my own, but I could never justify the high price.

Before the pandemic started though, I was more seriously considering it. I was trying to decide between the Aeron and the Mirra 2. I know the Embody is supposed to be great as well, but it was always even more expensive, and since I've never sat in one, I didn't consider it.

During the pandemic I'm seriously considering it. Odds are I'll be working from home 2-3 days a week for the remainder of my life, just seems to be how every major company is planning right now. And I'll be working from home for the next 6, anyway. So may be worth the investment.

Had an Embody at a previous job, and it was indeed the best chair I've ever used (including the Aerons, which made up most of the chairs in the office). I have a Steelcase Leap at home, and it's okay but the Embody was nice.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 25, 2020, 10:31
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 25, 2020, 10:31
Jun 25, 2020, 10:31
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ldonyo wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 12:36:
Facial recognition can't identify people most of the time, so thinking it can predict behavior of any kind, let alone specific behavior, based on an image of a face is beyond ridiculous.

Phrenology in techbro clothes.
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Re: Women in Gaming Speak Out About Sexism and Harassment
Jun 23, 2020, 20:53
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Re: Women in Gaming Speak Out About Sexism and Harassment Jun 23, 2020, 20:53
Jun 23, 2020, 20:53
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Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2020, 20:37:
There is not a single fucking thing preventing ANYONE else of any race, creed, color, or religion from going out and competing by starting their own business.

Have you ever had a single introspective moment where you sat back and thought, "Perhaps I, a straight white man of a certain age, do not have a monopoly on truth and experience? Maybe a person not like me has experienced life differently? Maybe sometimes things happen when I am not looking? Maybe even when I have witnessed things, I interpreted them differently than others? And perhaps, even, my interpretation was incorrect?"
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Re: Morning Interviews
Feb 18, 2020, 23:36
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Re: Morning Interviews Feb 18, 2020, 23:36
Feb 18, 2020, 23:36
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People who say “you mad?” and call others “snowflakes” got upset about an option in a video game for children.

Hahahaha that is a magnificent line.
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Re: The Witcher TV Series Causes Huge Game Sales Bump
Feb 17, 2020, 15:14
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Re: The Witcher TV Series Causes Huge Game Sales Bump Feb 17, 2020, 15:14
Feb 17, 2020, 15:14
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eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2020, 15:05:
Big, good, RPG's... only CD Project is making them. So imo they can take their sweet time to make them perfect. For me that's about the only games that are must-buys.

Larian? Both Divinity: OS games were amazing.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Dec 16, 2019, 17:17
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 16, 2019, 17:17
Dec 16, 2019, 17:17
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jacobvandy wrote on Dec 16, 2019, 17:04:
I don't think they could get away with just making up numbers with several multi-billion-dollar companies involved as sponsors.

Facebook straight-up lied about ad impressions by up to 900% for 2 years.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/17/17989712/facebook-inaccurate-video-metrics-inflation-lawsuit
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Re: Evening Interviews
Dec 9, 2019, 22:37
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Re: Evening Interviews Dec 9, 2019, 22:37
Dec 9, 2019, 22:37
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MeanJim wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 22:20:
WaltC wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 20:10:
Interesting choice of words, "unforgettable," as I seem to have all but forgotten my BioShock experiences to date....;) I own them all, but they're not that memorable.

Pretty much the only thing I remember about the first one was how I had already figured out the plot before the big reveal, and how I got bored with it and never finished it. I never played the second one, but somehow I own it on Steam. I got Infinite for free, I think it was a freebie for voting in one of those game award deals. It was as predictable as the first, but I did manage to finish it.

I did enjoy snapping my fingers to set people on fire in the first, enough that I did finish the game. But the gunplay in the series was so atrocious that I only got about 20 minutes into Infinite before I put it down and never went back.
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Re: NVIDIA on Framerates in Competitive Gaming
Dec 4, 2019, 09:03
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Re: NVIDIA on Framerates in Competitive Gaming Dec 4, 2019, 09:03
Dec 4, 2019, 09:03
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Maybe they should increase performance per dollar by more than 20% over 4 years ago, if they care so much about my FPS.
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Re: etc.
Nov 18, 2019, 08:24
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Re: etc. Nov 18, 2019, 08:24
Nov 18, 2019, 08:24
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Dash wrote on Nov 18, 2019, 02:00:
If EA got them? Not long. Not sure about XBox's track record on snapping up and ripping apart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_Game_Studios#Former
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Nov 17, 2019, 13:47
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 17, 2019, 13:47
Nov 17, 2019, 13:47
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"Don't let your carrier snoop on your text messages, instead you should let Apple and Facebook and Google snoop."
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Oct 21, 2019, 11:19
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 21, 2019, 11:19
Oct 21, 2019, 11:19
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bigspender wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 17:47:
AMD Drivers still suck, that's a thing going back all the way to the ATI days in the dawn of the 2000's.

I still have to run Google Chrome and Firefox with hardware acceleration disabled. Because the drivers fucking suck.

But if you don't mind a few quirks then you certainly get a lot of power for your money.

I also have to run Chrome and Firefox with hardware acceleration disabled, on my GTX1080. For a while this was because nvidia's drivers would straight up crash, but with newer driver versions it's because they make dwm.exe crash.
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Re: Epic Games Store Roadmap Dropping Timeframes
Sep 1, 2019, 21:00
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Re: Epic Games Store Roadmap Dropping Timeframes Sep 1, 2019, 21:00
Sep 1, 2019, 21:00
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recall2000 wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 11:46:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 10:22:
When will the software industry just admit that Agile development is a crock of shit?
Indeed; I work in IT, but not software, and it seems The Management are trying to make everything "Agile". It's an absolute pile of sh1t. I have nfi what use it is within the dev world, but if it works there then great. But for my day to day stuff, like migrating users into O365/FSLogix/new Citrix, or doing some app layering...how the hell does "Agile" help? I spent more time trying to fill "sprints" and "epics" in the sh1te that is Jira than doing the damn work. I left that place after 3 months (I'm a contractor).

But then nearly 25 years in IT has me jaded about all this new fangled stuff like "Scrum", "Agile", "The Cloud" (I actually do Azure/Citrix/Nutanix...so, that last one is more an annoyance at the name tbh). Roll on retirement Now...back to Factorio

Maybe that's why Epic's Roadmap was cr@p too? "Agile".../smh

Scrum and Agile have been around for 25 years too, so not exactly new-fangled.
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