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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 19, 2018, 14:20
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 19, 2018, 14:20
Oct 19, 2018, 14:20
 
What a coinkydink... I just installed Vivaldi yesterday to see how it matured, and I like it. Running with uBlock Origin and uBlock Origin Extra.

It's a good "Google Free" Chrome Option (once you turn off prediction services etc.). Also, unlike Chromium (on Windows), Vivaldi will at least let you know there's an update out there and install from that pop-up.

Tried Brave too.... too limited in extensions and not enough granular control for blocking / whitelisting... so not mature enough yet.
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Re: Gone Gold - Call of Cthulhu
Oct 18, 2018, 11:34
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Re: Gone Gold - Call of Cthulhu Oct 18, 2018, 11:34
Oct 18, 2018, 11:34
 
GOG version?

I'm really trying not to buy games from Steam anymore, mainly because I'd rather support GOG with my business.
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Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
Oct 16, 2018, 12:47
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Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 12:47
Oct 16, 2018, 12:47
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 12:01:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:49:
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.

Why compare it to the 1070? Pricewise it's a replacement for the 1080, not the 1070.

I agree, it has awful bang for the buck, but so did the 1080 and some here still bought it.

Because I'm comparing directly to the performance boost over last gen... the extra 200+ for what you get isn't worth it, IMO. If it was like a 2x boost... then yeah... but it's not. We're used to getting a decent boost each gen (within the same-ish model as the last gen) with a similar price point for the next gen. Especially since the last gen is 2 years old. Is the RTX 2070 a decent performance boost? Yes. Is it worth a $200+ premium over the last gen? Hell No. The techspot averages a 27% increase in performance compared to the 1070, but the MSRP price is 57% increase ($380 -> $599). Even $380 to $499 is a 31% increase in price. So the price is way out of wack.

What one is really paying for is early access / future proofing of ray tracing, which never pays off. By the time there will be enough ray tracing games to support, the tech will be in 2nd or 3rd gen from the current RTX 20xx.

Nvidia is smoking some good shit with this pricing.

This comment was edited on Oct 16, 2018, 13:39.
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Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
Oct 16, 2018, 11:49
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Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 11:49
Oct 16, 2018, 11:49
 
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Oct 15, 2018, 16:10
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 15, 2018, 16:10
Oct 15, 2018, 16:10
 
I actually would have posted a Mint link... but it's all good.
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance
Oct 14, 2018, 18:53
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 14, 2018, 18:53
Oct 14, 2018, 18:53
 
Well... unlike the xbone I don't have to be logged in to do anything... matter of fact the only time I login to Sony is to buy and download a single player game... otherwise I am always signed out. Prime is it's own account and so is Hulu.

That said.. I already set all the privacy stuff to maximum a long time ago when I first set it up.
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Re: Saturday Patches
Oct 13, 2018, 20:05
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Re: Saturday Patches Oct 13, 2018, 20:05
Oct 13, 2018, 20:05
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 18:53:
The question is why bother. It looks like barf...

For nostalgia, I wouldn't mind playing a version that works on a modern OS and with modern resolutions, even with the legacy sprite world.

/shrug
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer
Oct 11, 2018, 11:51
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 11:51
Oct 11, 2018, 11:51
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 11:42:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 11:12:
Well, if the game is half as good as that trailer makes it... I'll be satisfied for my $25 original backing.
Really? I mean it was a quality trailer, they did a good job. But looking at the trailer and hoping the game would be anywhere close to what you see is like watching one of the WoW trailers and thinking WoW would be like that. It just isn't so.

I wasn't referring to any "wow factor". I was referring to a modern day Wing Commander... which the trailer makes it look on target.
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer
Oct 11, 2018, 11:12
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 11:12
Oct 11, 2018, 11:12
 
Well, if the game is half as good as that trailer makes it... I'll be satisfied for my $25 original backing.

Have no intention of playing the MMO though. I was only looking for a modern Wing Commander game when I backed this.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 26, 2018, 19:02
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2018, 19:02
Sep 26, 2018, 19:02
 
$500 for a 2070? Nah.

Just bought a used GTX 1070 for $230. 5 month old card from a cryptominer. Not a bad bump from my GTX 680, and the price was right. As I said before... I only game at 1080p and have no desire to buy a new monitor.

/shrug

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 25, 2018, 13:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2018, 13:41
Sep 25, 2018, 13:41
 
GinRummy wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 12:07:
I'm waiting for a modern remake of Citizen Kane, where you find out at the end that Rosebud was an ipod nano.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 24, 2018, 16:23
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 24, 2018, 16:23
Sep 24, 2018, 16:23
 
...looking at my income tax "crumbs" and my retirement plan... nope, not sick of winning at all.

...may even make his asinine tweets "palatable" Shocked

/shrug
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Trailer
Sep 20, 2018, 13:53
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Trailer Sep 20, 2018, 13:53
Sep 20, 2018, 13:53
 
This actually looks like it might be pretty good. I'll still wait for reviews though.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2018, 11:17
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 20, 2018, 11:17
Sep 20, 2018, 11:17
 
Ridiculous Pricing for what you get in performance improvement is the real problem. The improvement is there as it is with any new generation... in this case it's just not worth it. Also, $350-ish for a 2060 next year ain't gonna fly either.
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Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews
Sep 19, 2018, 16:26
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Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews Sep 19, 2018, 16:26
Sep 19, 2018, 16:26
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 12:53:
DLSS implementation will ultimately decide whether or not these cards are worth the price of admission in regards to performance and ray tracing is still too much of a pipe dream to really get excited about.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Performance Unveiled, DLSS AI-Powered Anti-Aliasing Spikes FPS At High IQ
...Flip on DLSS in a compatible game engine

Since DLSS also has to be supported by a developer, I'm not convinced it's worth the "price of admission" either.
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Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews
Sep 19, 2018, 11:28
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Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Reviews Sep 19, 2018, 11:28
Sep 19, 2018, 11:28
 
Since I only game at 1080, my GTX 680 has lasted quite a while and only on a few modern games do I have to turn some settings down.

That said... the GTX 1070 is 2x the speed of my GTX 680 and has come down to Launch MSRP finally ($380). If it gets closer to $300 when the 2070 is available... that may be my ticket. There's practically zero need for a ray-tracing card now... we'll see how the game support works out over the next generation cards.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 12, 2018, 13:33
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 12, 2018, 13:33
Sep 12, 2018, 13:33
 
chickenboo wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 11:45:
Firefox on my Android phone too, I give enough to Google by using Android, they don't get to have my browsing data to boot.

LOL

Using Firefox on an Android device doesn't stop Google from getting your browsing data. All kinds of APP telemetry goes to Google, Your Carrier, and the APP vendor. It's called "DNS Lookups". Unless you have some secure / encrypted DNS service installed at the OS level (rooted)... your browsing data is known to at least the 3 entities I just mentioned, and nny other APP that is allowed to look at that specific telemetry.
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits
Sep 4, 2018, 12:06
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 4, 2018, 12:06
Sep 4, 2018, 12:06
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Sep 4, 2018, 09:20:
"So whats the problem. They worked there. They had no related work permits. Do you feel that the article doesn't give enough emphasis on the fact that they were NOT from the United States?"

I think he is probably just sick of the Liberal newspeak headlines on Blues News

Cutter? On corporations he is definitely left wing
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Re: Sunday Interviews
Sep 2, 2018, 19:45
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Re: Sunday Interviews Sep 2, 2018, 19:45
Sep 2, 2018, 19:45
 
Jokes?

Pretty sure mostly everyone is seriously critical. There are no jokes about Valve's game development production.
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Re: New Steam Play Expands Linux Support
Aug 22, 2018, 09:56
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Re: New Steam Play Expands Linux Support Aug 22, 2018, 09:56
Aug 22, 2018, 09:56
 
As much as I would LOVE to move my whole library to linux... I'd rather have GOG and Windows, than Steam and Linux.
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