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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2019, 18:23 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2019, 18:15:
...and also make moar warmth.
so there!!!

Joke's on you, friend! I'm going to build a system that is submerged in liquid oxygen and overclock it to 70 hojillion petahertz!

But we* live in Texas...that is growing steadily hotter and staying that way for longer periods of time. Do we really want more heat?

*Well, I will until the end of next year...and then I'll be up north.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2019, 17:59 Burrito of Peace
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Jun 18, 2019, 14:37:
AMD is crushing Intel and Nvidia, is what I keep hearing but not seeing anywhere.

The datacenter we do business with has pre-ordered 250 Epyc (Rome) based servers upon their release in Q3 and will be cycling out Xeon based servers as they EOL in favor of AMD based servers.

Intel has a serious trust problem right now with the multiple hardware based vulnerabilities that are present in their CPUs and the mitigations for those vulnerabilities are hammering the performance of large installations that run things like million+ entry DBs and massive parallel compute nodes that scale with demand.

While the tide has not yet turned against Intel, Intel's silence on how they plan to fix this is silicon instead of relying on software is making a lot of DevOps VPs and scale out engineers very, very unhappy.

The following is pure speculation on my part based on my current and previous experience:

We may see another cross-licensing deal between Intel and AMD like they did with 64 bit instruction set but this time based on the chiplet design that AMD employs. It's a lot easier to shunt data away from a chiplet you think is compromised than an entire CPU given that, currently, Intel doesn't possess the ability to turn off cores and verify data in the pipleline before re-enabling those cores and processing the pipeline. Moreover, they may never have that ability if they, instead, choose to stick with their MCM designs. The problem arises in the differences between CISC and RISC architecture. RISC makes "modularizing" CPUs a much easier task whereas CISC makes MCM designs the better choice given that you can pass CISC commands much more rapidly.

For the home user, you have been seeing this in action in the IPC comparisons between Intel and AMD. That's just a surface comparison though.

However, to be honest, Intel doesn't give much of a shit about the consumer space because the money is in the enterprise sector. I would expect a new architecture to show up there first that is fully backward compatible with x86_64 instruction sets for legacy apps. You could do a chiplet design that has more chiplets but fewer cores per chiplet and a hypervisor chiplet that directs, monitors, and controls the other chiplets. This would address tainting from things like Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer, and others that are either coming out or will be. Were I Intel, I'd probably use Thunderbolt for the interconnects. One, because Intel developed Thunderbolt and knows it inside and out. Two, because Thunderbolt has a theoretical throughput of 5GB/s (Yes, GigaBYTES) so there would be no problem filling the pipeline. This is important because to truly solve the speculative attack vectors, you need to completely ditch branch prediction and start using (or go back to, really) serial batch processing. To do that, you need a truly deep pipeline. 512MB per cache wouldn't be out of consideration. Unless you have access to the actual silicon, you can't poison the serial pipelines because that data has already been verified and set for processing by the aforementioned hypervisor chiplet.

/End speculation

So the next 5-10 years are going to be interesting to live through, provided we do.

 
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News Comments > SUCCUBUS Trailer
6. Re: SUCCUBUS Trailer Jun 18, 2019, 17:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Are really supposed to be titillated by digital boobies in 2019?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2019, 14:53 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2019, 14:04:
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/clutter_2x.png

Pretty much!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2019, 13:45 Burrito of Peace
 
Best of luck on your move, Blue.

I'm too old to be moving my own shit anymore so I always hire movers. Also, I have a rule. If we haven't touched or used something in six months, it has to go before we move.

Makes moves faster, easier, and less expensive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Outer Wilds Jun 18, 2019, 13:35 Burrito of Peace
 
I took a chance and installed the game and I have to say that I find it charming. There is no combat to speak of but tons of exploring. The mechanics are challenging enough to be fun but not so challenging that you feel punished for making a mistake (especially in landing).

I've thoroughly enjoyed playing it because it's a lot like ATS where you plan it and just zen out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 17, 2019, 18:32 Burrito of Peace
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 15:26:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 14:24:
I'd like to play Blade Runner. I think I only played the demo back in the day, not the whole game.

I played it back then and was very impressed. But changing cds very often was annoying.

Pioneer had a six disc cartridge CD drive that was SCSI based that was awesome. Load up your multi-disc games and never worry about have to manually change the discs.

Edit: It was the Pioneer DRM-602X. I later ugpraded to a 604X, then a 608X.

Lots and lots of yard mowing, gutter cleaning, and manual labor was done to buy those back in the day. The DPT SCSI card alone took me a whole summer to afford.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 17, 2019, 18:30 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 16:40:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 14:17:
Can you even still buy a dumb TV?
If you're not a Braniac like BoP (no offense Burrito) here is what I would do if a smart TV needed to be temporarily on-line.
Turn on the guest feature of your router and then disable it or change your routers name and then change it back when you're done with whatever the tv needed.

None taken. However, most modern routers make MAC white and black listing pretty easy to do with a GUI so I think that's probably the best route for the average person. On most routers that have this feature, you can simply enable which MAC addresses you want to have access and it will block all others by default.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 17, 2019, 16:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 14:26:
Not a quality one, but you don't have to connect your smart tv to the interwebs.

Which is exactly what I did with my new TV. Unfortunately, on first boot, it required me to connect to the wifi so it could update before continuing. Afterwards, I sniffed it and found that port 22 was open and unfiltered (which is a huge fucking security hole). It's based on BusyBox so I was able to redirect everything it was trying to send outbound to 127.0.0.1 and then blacklisted its MAC on my router.

Everybody should be running MAC white and black lists on their router anyway given how many "smart" devices there are that have enough security holes in them to qualify as hostile devices.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Windows 10 yields more secrets- Microsoft plan to split OS from shell takes shape. Jun 15, 2019, 16:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Slowly Windows becoming yet another Linux distro takes shape.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
51. Re: removed Jun 15, 2019, 08:02 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Jun 14, 2019, 19:30:
Blue's might as well be 4chan/8chan/the_donald when it comes to topics like transpeople.

I could not disagree more. While some posters are blindly and ignorantly "conservative", most of BN's inhabitants tend to skew from liberal to very liberal.

When some of the personas post their usual drivel, they are often mocked mercilessly for the lack of human awareness and understanding they portray. Blue then usually comes in and clears that out because, I imagine, he considers those ad hominem attacks. I do not always agree with it but I also am cognizant of the fact that I am allowed to post on this site at Blue's discretion. This is his house and we are graciously allowed to ramble around in it. We do not pay for this service (although I truly do wish Blue would set up a Patreon) so I think all in all it is quite fair.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
32. removed Jun 14, 2019, 17:49 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
24. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 14, 2019, 15:47 Burrito of Peace
 
Look, if I can't be a transgendered person with DD tits, a 32" erect cock, who wears a bunny mascot head and a gimp suit with the tits and groin area cut out so I can run around raping white Christian males to death in front of a crying Mike Pence and their mothers, then clearly CDPR is part of a socialist SJW plot to destroy the greatness of 'Murica.




Jesus fucking Christ, I could not type all that without laughing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 14, 2019, 08:31 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 13, 2019, 17:38:
Sarah Sanders is out!


The Huckabeast has been slain?!

2 gets you 7 that there will be even fewer press "briefings" now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 13, 2019, 16:33 Burrito of Peace
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 13, 2019, 14:20:
I am waiting for real world benchmarks and reviews of Navi.

Ditto.
 
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News Comments > Commandos 2 HD Remaster & Praetorians HD Remaster Plans
2. Re: Commandos 2 HD Remaster & Praetorians HD Remaster Plans Jun 12, 2019, 13:00 Burrito of Peace
 
I'd love another Imperial Glory if they are going to resurrect old Pyro IPs.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2019, 08:57 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 11, 2019, 20:49:
I think what we're going to find out (err I hope, but I ain't buying nuttin until it's been tested in the wild by peeps I trust) is that the 3800x will run more cores at max boost for a longer period of time. Or, as CJ Parker said in another thread;/snip "The 3800X will allow a higher boost w/o manual OC over the 3700X. AMD aren't complete retards. AMD isn't arbitrarily putting these TDP limits as labels on their SKUs.." just for grins
/snippet

I, too, am waiting for reviews but I no longer OC these days. It doesn't bring me any benefit in light of the whole picture of what I do with my system. AMD's site doesn't say the 3800X is "up to" 105 TDP, it just flat out says it is 105 TDP part. So, until independent reviews come out and we get a broader picture, I can only go by what the manufacturer itself states.

Thanks y'all for the heads up on the RAM. I have had exactly one stick of Crucial memory go bad in all my years of computing and their customer service bent over backwards to advance replace the DIMM for me.

Kxmode's experience with G.SKILL doesn't inspire confidence. Six weeks is a loooong turn around time to get a replacement and having to harass them to keep on top of it would drive me insane.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2019, 19:08 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 11, 2019, 17:33:
Why the 3700x and not the 3800x, inquiring minds and all that.

40 extra TDP on the 3800X for a meager 300Mhz gain on the base frequency and 100Mhz on the max boost.

I'd prefer to run my machine as cool and quiet as possible, thus the 3700X.

Edit:

I've always run Crucial or Corsair memory as those are brands I know and trust. How does G.SKILL compare?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2019, 15:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia along with cancer can kiss my ass, rim me, and lap at my taint while they're at. I have had family die from both and it's fucking horrific.

I have finalized my system build:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
ASRock X570 Taichi Ultimate
32GB PC3200 CL15 8x4

I'll be recycling the three SSDs, power supply, GPU, and case from my current system.

I'm waiting to see how the 5700XT does in real world tests before I hop on board. I'd love full open source compatibility by having an all AMD system but the 1660 Ti that I recent bought is seriously kicking ass at 1080p/144Hz. I also recently picked up a trio of ViewSonic Elite XG240R monitors and I am really loving them. Although they are TN panels, they are easily as bright and clear as the Dell IPS 24" 60Hz panels they replaced.
 
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News Comments > RAGE 2 Roadmap
4. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jun 10, 2019, 13:21 Burrito of Peace
 
No mention of fixing the horrid driving?  
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