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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
mag
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2021, 09:27
Apr 8, 2021, 09:27
mag
 
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
mag
 
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
mag
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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
mag
 
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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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 2, 2021, 10:14
mag
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 2, 2021, 10:14
Feb 2, 2021, 10:14
mag
 
MeanJim wrote on Feb 1, 2021, 19:15:
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 1, 2021, 14:34:
Oh and his excuse about the graphics card, I have been in Microcenter at least 4 times in the past month and they have had graphics cards of all makes for list price every time. You just have to look further than you nose.

Not everyone lives near a Micro Center. And What Micro Center have you been in? The nearest one to me is a 6 hour drive, and I have a sister that lives there. I was checking their stock daily. They seemed to get stock in every Thursday at that Micro Center, but they would sell out before she could go there on her lunch break. They won't let you purchase online and pick it up either. I heard people were camping out and started lining up early to get in when it opens.

After 2 months, I finally get an RTX 3070 from a Best Buy an hour away. I was checking them daily too, and when they did get stock, you had to order online and pick it up in person. Best Buy only seems to get stock of new cards once a month. The way it worked, on checkout it would search stores up to 250 miles from you and you had chose where to pick up, if one was available. It doesn't reserve the card when you add it to cart either, so the first time I tried they didn't have any in stores near me or were sold out before I could check out. I was lucky and got one the second time.

I live 20 mins from a MC so went in a couple hours early a couple times to see if I could snag anything--no, absolutely not. Every time, every card was claimed before they even got close to my spot in line. I was about 10 people from getting a 5950x, but that was the closest I got to anything.
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 in February
Jan 12, 2021, 23:55
mag
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Re: GeForce RTX 3060 in February Jan 12, 2021, 23:55
Jan 12, 2021, 23:55
mag
 
theglaze wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 21:56:
4GB more than the 3070, 2GB more than 3080... huh?

Cheaper, lower speed memory. 360.0 GB/s for the 3060, 448.0 GB/s for the 3070, 760.3 GB/s for the 3080.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 30, 2020, 10:53
mag
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2020, 10:53
Dec 30, 2020, 10:53
mag
 
It doesn't, but it's just an early sample with low clocks. Clock-for-clock it's got pretty good performance, so it really depends on what they're targeting for final clock speeds.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Nov 30, 2020, 23:09
mag
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Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2020, 23:09
Nov 30, 2020, 23:09
mag
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 30, 2020, 22:43:
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2020, 21:12:
It'll be interesting to see if Biden picks another Wheeler or goes corporate whore on this one.

What did everyone call Wheeler when he was announced?

A reminder

I was one of the skeptics, but damn Wheeler was an amazing surprise. I honestly hope Biden brings him back in (if he'd even be willing to take it on again).
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 23, 2020, 15:59
mag
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 23, 2020, 15:59
Nov 23, 2020, 15:59
mag
 
Isn't the 6800XT coming in at faster than the 3080 in most games at 1080p and 1440p? And then at 4k the increased memory bandwidth becomes important again? And then I'd expect it to swing back in the 6800XT's favor again when games start to require 11GB of VRAM (but probably like 2 years from now).
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Nov 17, 2020, 10:15
mag
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Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 17, 2020, 10:15
Nov 17, 2020, 10:15
mag
 
Apple's M1 MacBooks Are Stronger Than Intel MacBooks, Even When Emulated.

In one specific benchmark. Dear god, all of this "ELEVENTY TIMES FASTER" BS is based on Geekbench, that has always given huge benefits to mobile processors comparative to performance in actual workloads. Go look at the new Cinebench benchmarks for the M1. It's... fine. It's fine! It's comparable-ish to a 4xxx mobile Ryzen in single-threads and more comparable to an Intel mobile part in multi-threads.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Nov 6, 2020, 11:24
mag
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 6, 2020, 11:24
Nov 6, 2020, 11:24
mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2020, 22:26:
Huh, there seems to be plenty of them for sale here.

Plenty for sale locally here, too. Just no 5950Xs, which probably ought to be expected.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
mag
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
Sep 22, 2020, 19:17
mag
 
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
mag
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 18, 2020, 14:56
Sep 18, 2020, 14:56
mag
 
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
mag
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 7, 2020, 23:07
Sep 7, 2020, 23:07
mag
 
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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