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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
38. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 17, 2018, 11:45 HorrorScope
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 23:39:
The RTX 2070 is only interesting as an upgrade for people who own a card < GTX 1070. For GTX 1080 owners it's a sidegrade. For 1080Ti owners it'd be a retarded downgrade.

There are other reasons, I have a 1070 and would like a 2070, I maintain 4 gaming pc's so the 1070 goes to the 1060, the 1060 to the 760 and the 760 to the 660 and the 660 to a nice home somewhere. I hear they are on sale today... let me go see... Nope still don't see them and it has to be $500 an no more and then maybe.

The point is people have their reasons, you don't have to buy a 2070 and scrap the 1070, the worst case is getting at least a couple hundred back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 17, 2018, 11:40 HorrorScope
 
Country is hurricane fatigued.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2018, 11:39 HorrorScope
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 11:03:
I use to have customers that would just stare at whatever the computer put in front of them. I will tell them they could skip through it or whatever and they just didn't do it. I always assumed it was from years of TV and having to watch commercials. That was in 2001-2002 or so though. Today I just assume everybody uses ad blockers and such.

I watch TV and that is what it is and no way around unless you want to use DVR or channel surf and that is what you do because those are the tools you have. Yeah being naive enough to not know you can add a addon blocker to your browser so easily that not only skips most ads, but really adds protection to your pc, it's hard to believe people haphazardly haven't just stumbled upon it. So I go to family and friends, turn off their ads, come back at a later time "Getting any ad's in Youtube?", "No and that's nice", yeah no shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2018, 11:35 HorrorScope
 
I didn't even know they had video ad's anywhere near the places people use Facebook for. Either +1 ublock or they are so off to the side/buried how a company paying for advertising and using Facebook daily like many wouldn't get this.... well that's on you then.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
30. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 19:54 HorrorScope
 
Luke wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 19:20:
Seeing how people try to justify the purchase of those overpriced cards is just hilarious

All relative and perspective.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 16, 2018, 18:42 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:47:
This thing is going to be a total clusterfuck.

I'm totally for letting the release game prove that, no reason at all to sit here and proclaim something like this ahead of time.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
28. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 17:36 HorrorScope
 
saluk wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 16:51:
2070, uh... yeah this seems like a joke. I was pretty surprised when they announced it though.

Hey we all have realms in which we play, to say the 2070 is a joke, well it's better than anything AMD has at all. It's not the bestest deal performance wise ever, but at again $500, lots of people could be satisfied. It would allow me to move nicely to 1440P 144hz gaming.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
25. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 16:42 HorrorScope
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 16:00:
As much as people are saying these things arenít a big step up, The 2080TI benches at double the 1080 on almost everything. Thatís a huge performance leap. Iím not gonna get one, but it makes me excited about the leap from my 1080 to a 3080ti or whatever they launch in a couple years. By then, maybe raytracing will be in enough games to make it worth the upgrade.

Right, this is still a nice bump, albeit a pricey one. But many skip a a gen or two, things will look nice in time. I also agree with I wouldn't put value in ray-tracing at this point, if it happens with this gen... bonus. Also to those who have borderline VR performance, this could put them over the top. And for lack of competition at the high-end, not fault of theirs... where's the others? Nvidia if nothing else delivers to us performance, would love to see CPU's have jumps like this.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
12. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 12:31 HorrorScope
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:34:
How long till the price drops for cheaper cards like GTX 1070?

Well what Nvidia has done is make a product line the steps from A to Z. The 1070 isn't competing with the 2070 on an even price point. Nope, the 1070 is cheaper and is slower. Up and down the line everything is falling into its own slot as if they could all have been called 10XX's. 1070-(1070) 1080-(1080) 1085-(2070) 1090-(1080TI) 1095-(2080) 1099-(2080TI) as an example, this time is different.

Historically there haven't been these prices drops either, stock just wanes and then the 10xx's are gone, no fire sale.

So I'm not expecting a price drop, the only thing that will drop prices is if the 20xx's don't sell well and perhaps that does happen.

This rounds is unprecedented in a few ways, so known patterns more out the door.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
4. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 11:07 HorrorScope
 
I do see articles claiming 2070's at $500, well I'll believe that when I see it for sale somewhere for that. Even at that it is a questionable buy, it performs well in that slot, but $500 to me is about $100 more than I spend of VC's. Fence for sure, probably leaning towards a no, at $600 solid no.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 14, 2018, 22:51 HorrorScope
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 14, 2018, 20:21:
Choice? That rather depends on the service being offered. Many of these services are attempting to control their own media. How is that choice when so much content is being hidden behind specific paywalls?

Because it's a choice you make and well we shouldn't expect nothing for free now. There isn't this happy place where we get everything for free and these companies stay in business and make more content for us.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 14, 2018, 17:08 HorrorScope
 
Dev wrote on Oct 14, 2018, 12:47:
Looks like they aren't restarting the Monster Hunter servers every day anymore because of instability. Now they are restarting for patches only and it's not too frequent.
Plus they added a training mode for new players.
And somehow I have the Ryse game in the bundle on the steam page for the game, so it's only $18.71 for the monster hunter game.

I'll give it a go.

I'm not sure at the end there using the term monster hunter for another game was a good choice in a thread talking about a game called Monster Hunter, if I'm understanding you correctly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2018, 16:55 HorrorScope
 
I ran the numbers and Amazon should pay 60% more. Maybe I should be in charge of the USPS, let Trump know, I'd be a front-runner in no time.  
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News Comments > Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library
9. Re: Internet Archive Launches Commodore 64 Library Oct 10, 2018, 23:45 HorrorScope
 
Amazing.  
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News Comments > Strange Brigade Thrice Damned Released
3. Re: Strange Brigade Thrice Damned Released Oct 10, 2018, 12:34 HorrorScope
 
I'm just learning the main game doesn't have coop campaign? It's just a series of unstoried maps? True?  
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News Comments > Microsoft Buying Obsidian?
19. Re: MS doesn't like competition Oct 10, 2018, 10:47 HorrorScope
 
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 05:35:
Lack of options will eventually force gamers to buy from only a couple of online stores. Like steam, origin and uplay. Gas companies do this also. Close down the mom and pop's

Hasn't it already been this for many many years now? There wasn't a mom and pop online store either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2018, 19:51 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 9, 2018, 14:13:
Were I to build now, I'd be considering AMD as much as Intel. No one has reasonably said that for a gaming PC since 2011. I haven't looked, but I'm guessing they may be the smart choice in the price point I'd be looking. It'd only be my second AMD build - the last was an Athlon back in 2001 or 2002.

Yeah right now I'd go 2700x, waiting for one more round of AMD and will probably update, is been since 2012.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
24. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 7, 2018, 11:50 HorrorScope
 
WaltC wrote on Oct 7, 2018, 09:54:
I use the free version of Macrium Reflect for my Windows partition backups--works great--it's easy as pie to use, highly recommended!

This is the way to go, it can be automated or 2-clicks. I also suggest to buy a thumb drive (small one) for each system and create the recovery boot usb for it and tape it to the back of the PC. Then if a drive dies, becomes corrupt our you are simply upgrading boot, you plug in the backup device, insert the usb thumb from the back of the pc and boot to that and a couple clicks and <30 mins later you are back up. You can also grab single files if needed.

Sure still having backups of certain personal files is nice to and go for that as well. But this is a total boot backup and saves a new install and rebuilding time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
11. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 6, 2018, 23:40 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 21:24:
I kind of have to agree with Cutter. Not that i approve of or condone the ill treatment of game devs. But the money and working hours are better being a Dev in nearly any other sector.

My educated guess is plenty do leave and they are just replaced and what is the result? The follow up games while on the outside we think they should just keep getting better and better, but in reality it is new people working on them A. Not as experienced B. Didn't have the level of detail known about the franchise they work on then their predecessors.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
18. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 6, 2018, 23:22 HorrorScope
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 16:45:
My "remote machine" is an older Dell R710 stuffed with 4TB drives and an H700 on the latest firmware that is colocated. The array is encrypted. For a simple, secure, offsite backup location, the server is more than sufficient. Combine that with transmitting the backup data through an encrypted tunnel and I have what I consider a reasonably secure offsite backup location.

It really depends on the person, I simply don't need that level of protection. I have clones of all boot drives & important user data on removable devices, 4 units, local but detached. Power surge issues have historically been my #1 issue, UPS cleans that up pretty much as well. I do have a few more critical files, like Emergency Evacuation Plan type files, those are backed up on a Thumb Drive and remote.

I don't consider games and game saves as critical backup data, however some do live on my boot drive, not suggesting you are. I have my music backed up locally several ways and I don't have a movie media center.

If I were a personal developer and I am dev at work, but the work ones are backed up on our cloud and the projects I work on fit on thumb drives as well. But if I were a personal developer, yes I would have a very robust backup plan, several local copies and an offsite one. The pain of loosing work like that is heart breaking.
 
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