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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
May 8, 2022, 15:50
mag
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 8, 2022, 15:50
May 8, 2022, 15:50
mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2022, 13:37:
GPU prices could soon drop below MSRP triggering a ‘surge’ of gamers building PCs

Which will drive prices up. Fasten your seat belt.

I have the opposite problem: I have a decent GPU, I need to upgrade CPU, MB, memory, and OS drive.

CPU and SSD prices are fantastic right now, it's really hard to go wrong. Top of the line RAM has been creeping up, but mid-range DDR4 is still at a very nice pricepoint also. AMD mobo prices are also great, Intel's are quite expensive and dubious quality, though.
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Re: ItB: Wishful Thinking
Mar 26, 2022, 09:13
mag
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Re: ItB: Wishful Thinking Mar 26, 2022, 09:13
Mar 26, 2022, 09:13
mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 26, 2022, 05:31:
1badmf wrote on Mar 26, 2022, 04:29:
you're talking about the ending i assume? you're overreacting. there are a lot of ways that coulda went down, all of which are unlikely to impossible, but this is halo so it's really par for the course. the spartans find themselves playing out the kobayashi maru 10 times a day in the games and the books. to hate the series for it is just looking for an excuse to justify your hate. as it is, it was an effective introduction to... that deus ex side of halo that's always been there.

Stan Lee said it best in regards to a black Johnny Storm in the last Fantastic Four movie :"They're outraged not because of any personal prejudice. They're outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In Spider-Man, when they got a new actor, that bothered them, even though it was a white actor. I don't think it had to do with racial prejudice as much as they don't like things changed.""
You take a character with a 40+ year history and change it and there is going to be some problems with the established fan base. But at the same time you also had a bad movie. So the question is... is it the fan's fault for not liking the change, or the fans faults for thinking it's crap?
Battlestar Galactica is a good example of how you can change the entire narrative and still produce something wildly different and still amazing.

People were super mad about female Starbuck. Even the original actor.

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a220281/dirk-benedict-criticises-bsg-remake/
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Re: OotB: Renegades
Mar 2, 2022, 00:50
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Re: OotB: Renegades Mar 2, 2022, 00:50
Mar 2, 2022, 00:50
mag
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 2, 2022, 00:21:
FirstWorldProblems
At least people have their priorities.
I can see where the word choice in a free game takes precedence over Ukraine or the fact that women can't get a medically needed abortion in Tx.

But it's a word that has three of the same letters as another word that is tangentially related to a war! The NYT is clearly trying to push an agenda! Of something! Can you imagine if the NYT crossword puzzle used a word like 'dinner' during the war in Iraq?
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Re: DARK SOULS Servers Offline; ELDEN RING Fixes Promised
Feb 9, 2022, 15:08
mag
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Re: DARK SOULS Servers Offline; ELDEN RING Fixes Promised Feb 9, 2022, 15:08
Feb 9, 2022, 15:08
mag
 
No! Angry
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jan 26, 2022, 09:58
mag
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Re: Quoteworthy Jan 26, 2022, 09:58
Jan 26, 2022, 09:58
mag
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Jan 25, 2022, 19:36:
mag wrote on Jan 25, 2022, 18:15:
The invasions are the best parts of these games! You are the content for the product I purchased, I demand you let me invade and kill you. Or whatever, gank me with your 3 co-op friends, that's fine. But I demand random asshattery!

I'm sure you're being sarcastic, but you sound like those jerks who were upset at the lack of PvP in Diablo 3 when it came out. Like... the whole point in PvP in Diablo 2 was to gank people, that's it, and people were upset that you couldn't do that in Diablo 3. It was pretty funny reading the complaints at the time.

I was being a little sarcastic, but I actually do think the invasion system is one of the best parts of the game series, and I was pretty bummed that Bloodborne made it such a small part of the game. A little bummed that DS3 tuned it so hard to prioritize 4-guy co-op squads for invasions, but I felt it was a reasonable compromise. I would be really disappointed if they pushed it even more in favor of the host or made it easier for people to get rid of the mechanic altogether.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jan 25, 2022, 18:15
mag
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Re: Quoteworthy Jan 25, 2022, 18:15
Jan 25, 2022, 18:15
mag
 
The invasions are the best parts of these games! You are the content for the product I purchased, I demand you let me invade and kill you. Or whatever, gank me with your 3 co-op friends, that's fine. But I demand random asshattery!
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Re: Gone Gold - ELDEN RING
Jan 25, 2022, 10:14
mag
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Re: Gone Gold - ELDEN RING Jan 25, 2022, 10:14
Jan 25, 2022, 10:14
mag
 
OmegaFoRCe wrote on Jan 24, 2022, 13:58:
I cannot wait to buy this. I love the Dark Souls series (haven't played Demon Souls due to lack of PlayStation consoles). Playing them co-op is a blast. I really hope Elden Ring's co-op is good.

Demon's Souls is pretty playable in ps3 emulation on the PC if you have a reasonably decent computer. It's... rough these days, but it's still one of my favorites of the series just because of all of just weird jank and 100% imbalanced nature of it all.
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Re: GOG Losses Leading to Changes
Nov 29, 2021, 19:02
mag
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Re: GOG Losses Leading to Changes Nov 29, 2021, 19:02
Nov 29, 2021, 19:02
mag
 
I 100% wish I could support the GOG philosophy and put my money there. But I run Linux, and Steam's development efforts on that front and the ease of use of Proton are really hard to fight. If Galaxy worked as well (or at all) in Linux, and had baked in support for Proton (instead of forcing me to jump through hoops with Lutris with middling success), I'd go back to spending all of my money there.
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Re: ELDEN RING Shows Gameplay
Nov 5, 2021, 01:53
mag
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Re: ELDEN RING Shows Gameplay Nov 5, 2021, 01:53
Nov 5, 2021, 01:53
mag
 
Darks wrote on Nov 4, 2021, 14:39:
OmegaFoRCe wrote on Nov 4, 2021, 14:12:
Totally looking forward to this. Hopefully the co-op is similiar to Dark Souls -- tons of fun playing with a couple other friends!

Yeah, I was very interested in the game, but seeing how Invasions are going to ruin the coop experience having other players invade your game is not something I care for and wont support if you cant turn that lame crap off.

And I'm not the only one that feels that way about invasions. People who truly want to experience the game and play Coop don't want to be griefed all the time while playing. Its not something I care for nor will I support it if you cant have an option to shit it off.

I can't wait to invade and grief people just playing the game. If they remove that, I won't support it. That's the best aspect of Souls games.
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Re: We tried playing PC games on an M1 Max MacBook Pro — it was a disaster.
Nov 1, 2021, 10:40
mag
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Re: We tried playing PC games on an M1 Max MacBook Pro — it was a disaster. Nov 1, 2021, 10:40
Nov 1, 2021, 10:40
mag
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 31, 2021, 19:59:
That article is one of the dumbest things I've read by a tech outlet in ages. They actually double down on the narrative that PC games run like shit in Parallels, completely ignoring that everything runs like shit in a virtualized env regardless of host OS. The fact that any GPU accelerated games run at all in Parallels is impressive. Try running an AAA game in Virtualbox on Windows and let me know how that goes.

What they should have done is fire up Mac Steam and see how native Mac games runs via Rosetta2.

Games used to be playable-ish under Parallels, and now they're not. That seems relevant to Mac users that have used it for that purpose in the past.
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Re: Assemble CEO: Who I Don't Want as a Customer
Jul 27, 2021, 10:38
mag
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Re: Assemble CEO: Who I Don't Want as a Customer Jul 27, 2021, 10:38
Jul 27, 2021, 10:38
mag
 
milspecmonkey wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 10:01:
Ya'll can't even debate how terrible in shear concept it was to call their main customer base trash people, so have to go on these distraction topics to make yourself feel better or something.

So this is an entire other thing. Are you arguing that Gillette called all men trash (false), that only trash men buy Gillette (possible), or that you think all real men are supposed to act in the way that Gillette derided (sad)?
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Re: Assemble CEO: Who I Don't Want as a Customer
Jul 27, 2021, 09:40
mag
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Re: Assemble CEO: Who I Don't Want as a Customer Jul 27, 2021, 09:40
Jul 27, 2021, 09:40
mag
 
milspecmonkey wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 09:31:
I have no investment in the specific amount, it is not the point of the Gillette example. Feel free to pick some magic other number that represents purposefully agitating their customers did not positively effect the company.

"There's no evidence they lost any amount of money due to the commercial, but my feelings say that it was probably a billion dollars or something. Or if not Gillette then some other company did. And if not a billion dollars, at least like five bucks or something. Checkmate!"
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Re: AMD Vows to Resolve GPU Shortage: We Are Ramping Production
Apr 29, 2021, 15:25
mag
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Re: AMD Vows to Resolve GPU Shortage: We Are Ramping Production Apr 29, 2021, 15:25
Apr 29, 2021, 15:25
mag
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 29, 2021, 11:51:
mag wrote on Apr 29, 2021, 11:26:
"Eth is going to transition to proof-of-stake over the next year"

If I had received a bitcoin everytime I read that online in the last 5 years, I'd be challenging Bezos as Hoarder in Chief.

lol, well, true, good point.
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Re: AMD Vows to Resolve GPU Shortage: We Are Ramping Production
Apr 29, 2021, 11:26
mag
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Re: AMD Vows to Resolve GPU Shortage: We Are Ramping Production Apr 29, 2021, 11:26
Apr 29, 2021, 11:26
mag
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 29, 2021, 05:45:
And it will have exactly zero effect on availability, supply isn't really the problem, parasitic mining demand is. It's not like a gamer that got one and is now ok for years with it.

They'll take ALL they can get.

Not sure if mining is having that much of an impact on AMD--a 6800/6800XT/6900XT all have the same hashrate of ~60MH/s for 160W, which currently for eth is about ~$160/month for an investment of $1000-1500. Eth is going to transition to proof-of-stake over the next year, which may kill mining profitability. That's not a lot of time to make your money back + profit...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 8, 2021, 09:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2021, 09:27
Apr 8, 2021, 09:27
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 15:29:
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 13:13:
The original Kung Fu was fucking awesome-sauce. This is just going to be some sad woke bullshit. Fuck, CW just produces the worst garbage anyway.

Don't miners always accidentally find something - as it pertains to anything they're not mining for specifically. Saying that is rather redundant doncha think?

Well, we're headed into a month long lockdown starting tomorrow. Oh fucking joy. Meanwhile you guys down there are all vaccinated, doing a little dance, making a little love, and getting down tonight. There's no end in sight to this shitshow up here.

I'd like to point out that only 25% of my family is 50% vaccinated. So I wouldn't say that we're "all vaccinated." My state is fully open to 16 and over for the vaccine, except for my island which is still stuck at 60 and over.

That's about average for the country as a whole, too. And right when we're so close to getting this thing licked, Georgia and Texas and the rest of the south are just removing all restrictions so we can make sure the pandemic lasts as long as possible. FFS.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Mar 22, 2021, 10:47
mag
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 22, 2021, 10:47
Mar 22, 2021, 10:47
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Scyto wrote on Mar 21, 2021, 14:20:
I still have my Pioneer Kuro plasma TV in the LivingRoom. It doesn’t look washed out, it never suffered burn-in. It’s 13 years old. It wasn’t those things that killed it. It was price / ability to scale down BoM costs. That’s it.

(I have 4k laser projector in the basement)

Yup. Still running an 11-year-old Panasonic plasma screen and it's still great. No burn-in, not washed out. It is power hungry and puts out a lot of heat, and I've been eyeballing 4k OLEDs. But that's just because OLEDs are rad, not because of any problems with the plasma.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Feb 15, 2021, 12:45
mag
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 15, 2021, 12:45
Feb 15, 2021, 12:45
mag
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 15, 2021, 11:51:
1 half of 1 percent (the way I'm reading it) is a major issue???

However, from the article:
AMD Ryzen 5950x x50 units 8 doa
AMD Ryzen 5900x x50 units 4 doa
AMD Ryzen 5800x x100 units 4 doa
AMD Ryzen 5600x x120 units 3 doa

That's a lot Higher than WaltC's numbers.

Extreme overclockers reporting units as DOA when they can't clock to a 2000MHz FLCLK.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 13, 2021, 12:35
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 13, 2021, 12:35
Feb 13, 2021, 12:35
mag
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 17:57:
Verno wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 14:35:
I don't think many people realize how big of a deal this will be in a few years once companies move past simple ARM recompilations into true optimization.

I said previously that ARM is the future of personal computing and I genuinely believe it. It will be like the transition from 68000 to i8086. There will be pundits and average people alike saying that x86-64 isn't ever going to be replaced...much as devotees of the 68000 did. Anybody use a 6800 based modern computer recently or any direct derivative thereof?

I have a friend and several colleagues at work who bought the Pinebook Pro. For anything other than gaming, it's what they use with a near fanaticism. Battery life for days, ultralight, cool as a cucumber, and it does everything they want it to do...for $199 USD. You can buy an optional add on to install an NVMe drive in to the laptop as well which it will boot from.Windows has an ARM edition, too, that is under active development.

We'll see, no doubt, but I think with Apple bringing ARM in to the mainstream with the M1 will cause others to follow if it is successful.

I have a Pinebook Pro, and it's a fun toy and impressive for $200. But... gross. No. It's nowhere near usable as a daily-driver--and not just because I'm used to high-end machines. The interaction latency of literally everything didn't even pass the girlfriend test, and her desktop is a 13-year-old Mac.

The battery life kinda tops out at 6 hours if you use it for web browsing, and the experience is pretty miserable.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 6, 2021, 09:57
mag
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 6, 2021, 09:57
Feb 6, 2021, 09:57
mag
 
MrBone wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 08:17:
Can we move on? The elite cabal has won. Congratulations.

Dude, Parler is run by the Mercers. They are the definition of the elite cabal.
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Re: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Reviews
Feb 4, 2021, 16:50
mag
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Re: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Reviews Feb 4, 2021, 16:50
Feb 4, 2021, 16:50
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WaltC wrote on Feb 4, 2021, 13:26:
Bottom line here: corporations = bad; murderous, hate-filled werewolves = good.

So sad not to see a classical werewolf game instead of this insane diatribe against civilization.

Ugh I know right, and why can't Star Trek just get rid of the social messages and get back to the pew pew lasers?
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