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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:33
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:33
Sep 16, 2020, 12:33
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:52:
El Pit wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:33:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:24:
I think i speak for everyone here...

Impressive... Most impressive.

No, really, this IS a big leap forward (at the price of lots and lots of power consumption/heat). I will be waiting for either the 3070 Ti with 16 GB or the 3080 Ti with 20 GB, though. The RAM is the tender spot of the RTX 3000s - this is where Nvidia's greed got the better of them. But the RTX gpus are nothing but monsters, that's for sure.

Very far from Nvidia's outlandish claims... Who would've thought?

Perf 2x? ( Hardware Unboxed data )
~30% avg on 2080ti @ 4k
~70% avg on 2080 @ 4k

Power efficiency 2x? ( Techpowerup data )
2080 85%
3080 100%

Yeah... As usual marketing = propaganda.

Nope, probably gonna wait for Hopper.

They never claimed 2x over the 2080. They were claiming 2x over the 1080Ti, and that is in fact what the numbers indicate.

Bottom line: If you have a 2080 now, this is not a cost effective update for you. If you, like me, are still running a 1080 or any 10xx series, this is a big improvement.

I have always said it's worth skipping one generation with GPU upgrades.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 11:29
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 11:29
Sep 16, 2020, 11:29
 
Double the performance over my 1080 in Metro Exodus and Doom Eternal at 4K? I'm in.

However I'll be waiting for the EVGA version. Not a fan of the pass-though cooler design.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 9, 2020, 16:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2020, 16:40
Sep 9, 2020, 16:40
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 16:31:
Aaaaaaaand... Official news on Ryzen 4000 on October, 8, and official news on Big Navi on October, 28.

By then a lot of people will have already preordered the new Nvidia products and some of them will already be playing games on them for a month or so. AMD should have hurried up in my opinion. They will have lost quite a bit of potential customers by coming 6 weeks (release date of the 3080/90: September, 17) late to the party.

But maybe they got something interesting to offer. I am waiting for 3070 Ti with 16 GB or 3080 Ti with 20 GB but would definitely buy a Big Navi that is on par with the 3070/80 and offering an acceptable amount of video RAM.

I don't know if it makes all that much difference. Some people, like me, are going to wait for real world benchmarks and 3rd party cards before dropping our money. Also a lot of people, by this point, are "married" to one manufacturer or the other if they own a Freesync or GSync monitor.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 9, 2020, 12:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2020, 12:59
Sep 9, 2020, 12:59
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:54:
Priests On A Floating Tiki Bar
Is that the punchline or the setup

Must be Jesuits. Jesuits know how to party.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 8, 2020, 09:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2020, 09:41
Sep 8, 2020, 09:41
 
There was none of this namby-pamby political garbage polluting sports in those days--games were fun! Ball players were intelligent enough to know where their bread was buttered even if today they seem rather dull comparatively.

It always makes me laugh when someone tells me an actor or athlete has no business expressing a political opinion. Hmm. Let's see. They're American citizens, they vote, and they are guaranteed the right of free speech.

I'd say they have as much skin in the game as anyone.
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Re: Wear a mask during sex
Sep 4, 2020, 11:29
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Re: Wear a mask during sex Sep 4, 2020, 11:29
Sep 4, 2020, 11:29
 
My first thought when I read that is that mask fetishists have been way ahead of the curve on covid :p
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Sep 4, 2020, 11:12
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 4, 2020, 11:12
Sep 4, 2020, 11:12
 
I personally am glad Snowden exposed the lies, but I also feel that Snowden, none the less, did violate his oath. I don't want to see him pardoned - that would be a mistake and set a dangerous precedent. But I would like to see him return to the US and stand for a fair trial. That's all he wants - a guarantee of a fair trial. He is well aware and acknowledges what he did was illegal, but felt that he had no choice, fully understanding the ramifications of his actions.

In the end, I would not be disappointed if a jury found him guilty of the Espionage Act (he undeniably is, by his own admission), but accepts his time in asylum as punishment enough. I think Snowden, from some of his own conversations, would be happy with that.

I consider what he did was legally wrong, but brave and necessary considering his attempts to file a Whistleblower complaint through the proper channels was quashed. He also took great pains not to reveal information that would have compromised operatives and endangered lives. Hopefully ajury would take that into consideration.

If he is pardoned, I'd prefer it not be by Trump who would only do it for political reasons as a way to try to validate his claims of the intelligence agencies "illegally" investigating him and his campaign. It would also be hypocrisy on his part, considering that until Trump's falling out with the intelligence agencies, he has stated many times that he considers Snowden a traitor.

This comment was edited on Sep 4, 2020, 11:22.
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Re: NVIDIA 30 Series GPUs and New Reflex Drivers This Month
Sep 3, 2020, 11:07
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Re: NVIDIA 30 Series GPUs and New Reflex Drivers This Month Sep 3, 2020, 11:07
Sep 3, 2020, 11:07
 
As usual we have to wait for real world benchmarks. Nvidia promo material is likely full of exaggerations and cherry picked benches (been there, done that).

90% of us, or more, only care about raw power. I don't own a single game that supports RTX, and things like hardware green screening for streamers is worthless to me. I also question who the hell needs 400hz refresh support. I've got a 200hz Gsync monitor that I cap most games to 90 (running a 5K 3440x1440) to keep the frames smooth. Smoothness is more important to me than raw FPS. I see virtually no difference in games that can go up to 200. What most people want is STEADY 90+ FPS in 4 or 5k.

I would avoid the founders editions (what we used to call reference designs). Not thrilled about the cooler design that dumps half the heat on top of the CPU and the RAM. EVGA and MSI are both sticking to their traditional 3 fan system that avoids sending air over the CPU.

For those that care, the founders edition 3070 & 3080 don't have SLI, but the EVGA and MSI cards do (you can clearly see the SLI connectors on their website photos).

I will probably wait for the EVGA 3080Ti version which should have more RAM. By then any bugs will be worked out. For now my old faithful 1080 is doing the job just fine in all the games I play. Sure I wouldn't mind some more frames in BF3 and KF2 (the modded Turbo servers I play on with double the Zeds really hammers the framerate), but it's all good right now.

My real excuse for this card is for whenever I decide to buy MS Flight Simulator.
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Re: Into the Black
Aug 29, 2020, 09:42
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Re: Into the Black Aug 29, 2020, 09:42
Aug 29, 2020, 09:42
 
BWAHAHA!

Yeah, dead on.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Taking a Last Stand
Aug 27, 2020, 19:51
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Taking a Last Stand Aug 27, 2020, 19:51
Aug 27, 2020, 19:51
 
There's already a lot of community replay value. If you haven't tried them, check out the hundreds of community campaign maps. I have three friends I play L4D2, and we've been through the 3 - 5 star custom map rotation several times now.

My co-op game of choice lately has been Deep Rock Galactic

Yeah, really liking DRG.
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement
Aug 19, 2020, 07:55
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement Aug 19, 2020, 07:55
Aug 19, 2020, 07:55
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 21:27:
Off my consideration list. That quickly narrowed down the choices.

Ditto.
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Re: Epic Sues Apple
Aug 14, 2020, 10:47
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Re: Epic Sues Apple Aug 14, 2020, 10:47
Aug 14, 2020, 10:47
 
Good timeline rundown here if you want to get a feel for the history leading up to this:
Link: Fortnite vs Apple vs Google: a brief and very incomplete timeline

I don't play games on my phone, so this don't mean squat to me, but it could also have ramifications for ALL app store apps.

I honestly don't know if Apple and Google's 30% take is fair or not. It's hard to tell as we have no idea how much they're doing on the back end to curate apps.

However, like most of you, I do see a lot of irony here considering Epic's own tactics. While Sweeney likes to claim that he's fighting for the small publishers, I really think this is more about Sweeney trying to make Epic as big a store as Steam and all the others, without actually doing the work to build a community like Steam has. Not that Steam doesn't have it's own issues, but at least Valve did the hard work to build Steam into what it has become.

There certainly was a plan behind this (that timeline on the Verge I posted makes that clear). This was a VERY calculated move. Whether it pans out or not, we'll see.

Oh, and that video? EPIC!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 10, 2020, 17:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2020, 17:12
Aug 10, 2020, 17:12
 
I don't think I've ever connected the USB port on a UPS to my PC or server. I don't really want the device that's between my PC and a power surge/lightning strike, connected to a USB port, and I don't need any questionable software running in the background.

The high end APCs will give you a warning and sound an alert if anything is amiss (bad battery, high load, etc) and display it in clear English on the display.

That's just me. I also don't allow IOT devices in my house, and I wear a tin hat

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 10, 2020, 09:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2020, 09:34
Aug 10, 2020, 09:34
 
I only buy the high end APC units nowadays. The ones with a display that shows the battery status, load, expected run time, etc. Those will give you some warning that the battery is failing, and also have the ability to turn off the alarm (nothing like having the power go out at 3am and being woken by three UPS units wailing like banshees). These are always worth buying new batteries for, since they cost around $120 or more.

I put a sticker on the side of the unit with the date of purchase or last battery change. Batteries rarely last more than 4 years. That way when it fails, you get a sense of whether it really is near it's end of life.

Heh. Speaking of Tesla power walls... drove by the new Wawa (big gas station/convenience stores around here) and they were installing a Tesla battery system. I'm guessing that's in lieu of a generator as Florida, since the 2006, has required all gas stations to have emergency backup power.
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Money laundering video
Aug 7, 2020, 08:27
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Money laundering video Aug 7, 2020, 08:27
Aug 7, 2020, 08:27
 
That money laundering fact check video was pretty interesting.
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Re: Outage Update
Aug 5, 2020, 13:40
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Re: Outage Update Aug 5, 2020, 13:40
Aug 5, 2020, 13:40
 
Just be safe. We'll survive without Blues a few days. Looks bad in some areas up there on the TV.

We're kind of used to being without power after a hurricane here in Florida. Five days without is not unusual even for a small storm, and our power companies are prepared for it. That's why I opted for a whole house generator when we build the new house a couple of years ago. Ironically, since then we haven't yet had a single outage. Only time we switch to generator power is every 2 weeks for 30 minutes for the bi-weekly loaded test. But it sure beats hooking up a portable generator and not having enough juice for the AC.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 28, 2020, 11:25
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 28, 2020, 11:25
Jul 28, 2020, 11:25
 
Backups:

Local to a both a file server and a NAS using Allway Sync.

For cloud I still use Jungledisk with an Amazon S3 bucket, mainly out of inertia. I have an early lifetime license for Jungledisk workstation, before they went subscription, so all I pay is around 4 bucks a month for the Amazon S3 bucket. Needless to say, I pre-encrypt my data.

Yeah I know there's cheaper options, but I figure Amazon will be around long after I'm dead, where other cloud providers come and go.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 14, 2020, 15:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2020, 15:40
Jul 14, 2020, 15:40
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 15:23:
Naya Rivera: 'Glee' actress died after saving her 4-year-old son, authorities say.

So odd. There must be more to this story.

Story I read says Sheriff thinks they both went for a swim, and somehow she became exhausted and managed to get the child back on the boat, but couldn't make it herself. They found a life jacket on the child but her's was still on the boat. Maybe she had a medical incident?
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Re: Grant Imahara. R.I.P.
Jul 14, 2020, 13:08
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Re: Grant Imahara. R.I.P. Jul 14, 2020, 13:08
Jul 14, 2020, 13:08
 
So sad to hear about this. If you've never seen it (and if you're a Star Trek fan you should) he played Lt. Sulu in the excellent Star Trek Continues fan-made series.

Rest in peace Grant.

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Re: CS:GO cheaters trolled with fake cheat software
Jul 6, 2020, 23:57
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Re: CS:GO cheaters trolled with fake cheat software Jul 6, 2020, 23:57
Jul 6, 2020, 23:57
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 21:50:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 16:52:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 16:08:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 13:07:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 03:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 18:30:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 15:53:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 14:35:
THIS GUY IS MY HERO! Cheerleading

Best idea in a long long while And funny as hell
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I admit it's funny as hell, but has anyone confirmed it's real?

He's posted this video showing the code running in debug mode, and posted a lot of links on the original youtube page to prove it's real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzHph7S7duA

So the replays that get posted to his Google Drive, those track all the in-game movement and shots, that way he can set up all those cinematic viewpoints that he uses in the video? I'm not familiar with how replays work for CS:GO or PUBG.

Been a while since I played CS:GO but if I remember, there's a way to watch a replay of the entire match. This is for the benefit of esports competition, and you can use it to file a complaint against cheaters. I think the match video is actually stored on Steam's cloud servers so (and I'm guessing here) he probably has the cheat script just send him the ID of the video so he can pull it from the servers, otherwise that would be a heck of a lot of videos uploaded.
My thought isn't that they're videos, but a recording of all the actions in the game and the millisecond they occur. That way someone can replay the match in the game engine to see what happened, and switch views in order to get the best view of the action.

EDIT: looks like I'm right? Hard to fine the technical specifics of a CS:GO .dem file.
A CS:GO demo is a file with an extension ‘.dem’ which contains all the replay information for a respective match that you have already played. You can watch the match again by playing back this demo file.

EDIT EDIT: Looks like PUBG is similar. This from the forums:
"Replays aren't videos. They are a copy of the servers simulation in data format. When you watch a replay the client runs the simulation based on the data entries in the file."

Makes sense.
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