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Re: high school pretender
Sep 2, 2020, 13:04
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Re: high school pretender Sep 2, 2020, 13:04
Sep 2, 2020, 13:04
 
Dude tried to live out one of my nightmares on purpose.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Not a 200GB Install
Sep 2, 2020, 12:50
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Not a 200GB Install Sep 2, 2020, 12:50
Sep 2, 2020, 12:50
 
Fion wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 12:36:
Sounds about right to me Idonyo.

I'm building a new system, I have almost all the parts I need and I made sure to get a 1TB m.2 SSD because games are increasing in install size dramatically over the last 5 odd years. Even with my current SSD at 500gb, it just isn't enough once I have the software, the large amount of art assets I have on my system (because they are required for my job). Once I have that and 2-3 games installed I'm often sitting at 50gb remaining.

I think 1TB is the way to go now. Not that 500gb drive is a bad choice, but in the years to come you'd find yourself playing the mandatory disk space management mini-game more often. Even pre-builts with a "gaming focus" tend to have at least 256GBs.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 3, 2020, 22:55
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 3, 2020, 22:55
Jul 3, 2020, 22:55
 
I built a Ryzen system back in December and for various reasons needed to remove the cooler a few times. It was a precarious process that required way more care than the Intel PCs I had previously had. A retention system that lets you remove a CPU, whiles it's still engaged,with just the adhesion of the thermal paste is a pretty poor design. A recipe for bent pins and thermal paste in places you'd rather it wasn't.
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Re: Comcast
Mar 13, 2020, 11:08
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Re: Comcast Mar 13, 2020, 11:08
Mar 13, 2020, 11:08
 
Don't worry guys, I'm sure the FTC will get right on this.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 4, 2020, 11:53
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2020, 11:53
Mar 4, 2020, 11:53
 
Blue wrote on Mar 4, 2020, 11:42:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2020, 11:35:
Some People Can Make a Roaring Sound in Their Ears Just by Tensing a Muscle. I can do this.

I can't consistently. Occasionally I'll find myself noticing it and able to do it on and off at will. At the moment, I can't find the muscle. Usually, I just don't think of it.

Maybe I just lost the ability at some point.

For me it comes when I do the yawn thing you try to do when your ears pop on an airplane. Works every time.

I can do this at will, and didn't know it was not a thing for some people until 2 minutes ago. For those who can't you're not missing much. Biggest "benefit" is I can pop my ears without yawning, but it's not always as effective.
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Re: Into the Black
Feb 21, 2020, 10:15
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Re: Into the Black Feb 21, 2020, 10:15
Feb 21, 2020, 10:15
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 21, 2020, 07:47:
Acleacius wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 21:17:
I was disappointed with season 2, so I'll probably wait for season 3 reviews.

Agreed. I felt S2 squandered so much of the goodwill and the mythos that S1 had built up. S2 appeared to be byzantine for the sake of being byzantine. It did nothing to serve moving the overarching plot forward in a cogent way.

^This.I felt the first season's use of a disjointed timeline helped develop the audience's understanding of the characters. Season two was more like, 'wasn't it great how we confused you by presenting stuff in a confusing manner? we get award now?'

It's right up there with the spinning the plot twist of randomness wheel method of making bad story development seem interesting.
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Re: Veteran Is Shocked to Learn His $345 Rolex Is Worth $700,000.
Jan 28, 2020, 14:26
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Re: Veteran Is Shocked to Learn His $345 Rolex Is Worth $700,000. Jan 28, 2020, 14:26
Jan 28, 2020, 14:26
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2020, 13:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 28, 2020, 12:39:
So, the lesson here is... if you buy a watch which costs an entire month's worth of your income, never wear it, keep all the paper work, put it all in a safety deposit box for 35+ years, profit!

Sounds like a solid retirement strategy to me. Problem, financial advisers?

Was about to say I've heard worse retirement plans. Like trust all of your retirement savings in the stock market.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 21, 2020, 16:22
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 21, 2020, 16:22
Jan 21, 2020, 16:22
 
MS replacing tried, true and tested apps with modern looking versions that have half the functionality and usability. Yup business as usual.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 19, 2020, 12:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2020, 12:22
Jan 19, 2020, 12:22
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 14:01:
Boeing rethinking outsourcing software development to lowest bidder
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LPL..I was hoping for a tool-less jiggle, but still the video was less than a minute 10.
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I'm sure Boeing will find another way to make all that money back. Seat belts now an optional add-on, oxygen masks that require a credit card to activate.
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More like video just over 1 minute actual locking picking time 3 seconds. Whenever LPL has to pull out his custom made tools (not referring to what he uses in the video) I figure it must be a decent lock; good for locking anything international jewel thieves wouldn't be after. But then there are locks like the one in the video. Despite using a lock-picking tool, I assume a paperclip or bobby pin would be almost as effective.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 18, 2019, 11:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2019, 11:25
Dec 18, 2019, 11:25
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Re: The Escapists Free on Epic Games Store; 12 Freebies Coming Next Week
Dec 13, 2019, 13:18
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Re: The Escapists Free on Epic Games Store; 12 Freebies Coming Next Week Dec 13, 2019, 13:18
Dec 13, 2019, 13:18
 
Got Outerworlds and Borderlands 3 free for buying a CPU so guess I'll be installing their ap... and getting more free games. Well played Epic.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Dec 12, 2019, 15:12
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Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 12, 2019, 15:12
Dec 12, 2019, 15:12
 
Picked Disney+ up to watch a few things and will probably drop it once I've seen what I want. This is basically how I treat HBO NOW. Unfortunately everything I want to watch came out all at once

Netflix stays around cause I can usually find something to watch.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 9, 2019, 15:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2019, 15:25
Dec 9, 2019, 15:25
 
PSA since several were interested in the Gigabyte Elite. I had a lot of trouble getting my memory working at the correct speed; it was on the QVL. After many many hours over several days of messing with dram calculators and bios settings I moved the sticks from A1/B1 to A2/B2, enabled XMP and it saw everything just fine.

This seems to be a relatively common issue for the board, and may be encountered trying to run anything over 3200Mhz (I was trying to run 3600). I seem to remember reading somewhere that RAM with Samsung B die is more likely to be trouble free with this board.

Not saying don't get the board, but also maybe look into some other boards if y'all are still interested. For my part I had thought XMP had progressed to a point that if it was on your board's QVL you had little to worry about and that 3600 wasn't much of an OC from a board that could run natively at 3200.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 2, 2019, 13:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2019, 13:47
Dec 2, 2019, 13:47
 
Other than a few token deals, actual Black Friday/Cyber Monday really isn't a thing for online shopping. It's more accurately Black Friday week, as most sales seem to occur the previous weekend or Monday and persist till "Cyber Monday". Nobody wants to chance their competitors having a "good enough" sale to wait till those specific dates.

As far as I'm concerned cyber monday is pretty much defunct. It was a thing because people would wait till Monday when they could order things over their work's speedy/reliable internet. Now home connections are a lot faster and more reliable than they were 2 decade ago, so no reason to wait.
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Re: Play Overwatch for Free
Nov 27, 2019, 22:07
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Re: Play Overwatch for Free Nov 27, 2019, 22:07
Nov 27, 2019, 22:07
 
VoodooV wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 20:44:
I had my fun with Overwatch last year with some friends. was fun while it lasted, but the repetitiveness got me in in the end.

There is only so many times you can die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/
die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/
die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/
die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/
die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/die/respawn/
die/respawn

...before it gets old

I loved this game till I didn't. I had a lot of fun with the ranked play, some amazing games with great teams... then there was the other 70% of the time. I morn the death of the hosted servers, it'd take a little searching but usually you could find a server with good, skilled player to low ass-hat ratio.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 26, 2019, 16:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2019, 16:49
Nov 26, 2019, 16:49
 
Thanks to those who gave advice yesterday. Went to Micro Center this morning and picked up a 3700x and Aorus Elite wifi board for $450. $30 bundling discount helped bring everything in line Newegg's price without rebates and the addition of onboard wifi.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 25, 2019, 19:10
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2019, 19:10
Nov 25, 2019, 19:10
 
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 15:47:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 15:28:
Still debating 3700x vs. i7 9700k. So far my take away is that the Intel build is ~$30

But you're also giving money to Intel, who are a bunch of miserable piles of shit. And your i7 will run roughly 30 degrees hotter than the Ryzen will.

Intel are PoS, always a valid point. The AMD boards are a little more future proofed (PCIe4 and better support for future CPUs).

RedEye9 wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 15:49:
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

$150 with mail in rebate

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145160

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10#kf

That's a great price. I have a Micro Center nearby, I think I can get the x3700 and wifi version of the MB bundled for $450. Also an m.2 1tb evo+ for ~$170.

Cutter wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 16:43:

I've done a lot of research - reading reviews and asking around - and I'll be going with the MSI Gaming Edge WiFi. Whilst all the 570 boards are pretty much neck and neck the MSI seems to come up as the winner most often. The Aorus would be my second choice.

I'm going with the 3700X - which, up here, is $105 cheaper than the I7 9700K, which is why I never buy Intel here. The other thing is the Intel I7 draws 95w whereas the 3700X draws 65w. So cheaper to run over its lifetime and better for the environment too.

Edit: The MSI mobo is $199US on US Amazon - but I'm sure we'll see a drop this weekend on stuff for BF/CM.

Intel really applies that Canada tax don't they. The 3700x and i7-9700k are the same price for me, but less power draw, and more future proofing are why I'm leaning AMD. Also after I did some more reading it seems the slight FPS advantage of Intel all but disappears once you go over 1080p resolution.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 25, 2019, 15:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2019, 15:28
Nov 25, 2019, 15:28
 
Any recommendations on X570 or z390 boards? I've heard good things about the gigabyte Aorus line. I plan on doing some mild overclocking, so boards that are friendly to this are a plus. Looking at sub $200.

Still debating 3700x vs. i7 9700k. So far my take away is that the Intel build is ~$30 more for slightly better gaming performance.

This is part of a refresh I've been putting off for ~1 1/2 years. Current CPU is an i5 4690k, does pretty good, but can struggle with physics. I'll be keeping my case, GPU(1070), and PSU.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2019, 11:55
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 11:55
Nov 7, 2019, 11:55
 
As mentioned before, mobile experience is 300% better by measure of the PAMS(Pigeon's Arbitrary Measurement Scale). The side bars seemed excessively large on my 1440p monitor, though currently looking good on my laptop (1080). Nice work guys.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 6, 2019, 11:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 11:54
Nov 6, 2019, 11:54
 
Was waiting to get my oil changed and checked the site on my phone. Great improvement with the mobile experience.
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